League Of Legends Announced For Console And Mobile

League of Legends is coming to consoles and mobile. Riot Games announced today that the incredibly popular MOBA will be released on consoles and mobile starting in 2020.

The game’s new version is apparently called League of Legends: Wild Rift. You can watch the announcement trailer below, but note that it features gameplay from the mobile edition.

The Wild Rift website has the first details about the new game. The game features a 5v5 player count and it also features “revamped” controls.

“Team up to take down the enemy Nexus on a new 5v5 map designed for new platforms, with faster games and revamped controls,” reads a line from its announcement.

There will be about 40 champions in Wild Rift at launch, with more to come over time.

Like the PC version of League of Legends, Wild Rift is free-to-play, and players can unlock all the champions without spending real money. Players can, however, spend real money on various cosmetics and other extras.

Riot explained that it rebuilt League of Legends from scratch, “like the whole thing,” to bring it to console and mobile.

“Refreshed models, animations, game systems and more–but keeping true to the core League of Legends gameplay you already know,” the developer said. “We didn’t want to just port League on PC 1:1–we want to make sure Wild Rift feels like it was designed for new platforms, and use that opportunity to make a bunch of improvements to the game. While you won’t get your unlocks from League PC, you’ll get some cool rewards for the time you’ve spent in the PC version. More to come on that in 2020!”

Developing…

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/league-of-legends-announced-for-console-and-mobile/1100-6470587/

Borderlands 3 Anniversary Celebration Continues With New Eridium Event

The latest event tied to Borderlands 3’s month-long 10-year anniversary celebration has begun. Called Eridium Week, the event is aimed at increasing your amount of Eridium as well as the items you can use it for. The event is live across all platforms, so you can jump into it whether you’re playing Borderlands 3 on Xbox One, PS4, or PC.

During Eridium Week, there will be adjustments to Eridium drops for all enemies. Additionally, the items you can buy with Eridium will also lower in value, allowing you to buy more than you usually can. All of the changes are listed below.

Borderlands 3 Eridium Week In-Game Changes

  • All enemies drop Eridium, not just badasses, anointed, and bosses
  • Eridium drops are increased more so than they already are in Mayhem mode
  • Moxxi’s Eridium slot machine will cost less to play
  • Crazy Earl’s assortment of Vault Hunter cosmetic skins and special guns will cost less Eridium

Eridium has been an important in-game resource in the Borderlands series for a while now, but its role has fundamentally changed in Borderlands 3. In previous games, you use Eridium to purchase SDU upgrades, which allow you to increase your carrying capacity for your backpack, storage, and weapon ammo. In Borderlands 3, SDU upgrades became tied to cash, transitioning Eridium into an in-game currency for cosmetics and powerful weapons.

In GameSpot’s Borderlands 3 review, I wrote, “If you’ve never been a fan of the franchise, it’s unlikely Borderlands 3 does enough things differently to change your mind, as the game best excels at continuing what the series has always done: deliver a humorous tall tale of misfits looting and shooting their way to heroism.”

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/borderlands-3-anniversary-celebration-continues-wi/1100-6470585/

The Outer Worlds Will Only Be Enhanced On Xbox One X, Not PS4 Pro

Publisher Private Division has announced that developer Obsidian Entertainment’s upcoming game, The Outer Worlds, will only be enhanced on Xbox One X. It’s a surprising move given that most games available on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro are enhanced on both consoles.

In a statement to Windows Central, a Private Division spokesperson said that The Outer Worlds would only support 4K “on Xbox One, no enhancements for PS4 Pro.” This means that you will only be able to play The Outer Worlds in 4K on Xbox One X and PC, with the PS4 Pro capping at 1080p.

Though neither Private Division nor Obsidian Entertainment added why PS4 Pro wouldn’t support The Outer Worlds in 4K when Xbox One X will, it is worth noting that Microsoft acquired Obsidian back in 2018. That’s not to say that Microsoft’s relationship with Obsidian is the sole reason that this is happening–again, there’s been no announced official reasoning–but it’s good context to have when viewing this situation.

On PC, The Outer Worlds is a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store. If you pre-order the game, you can nab it at a discount. For those looking to play the upcoming space RPG on Xbox One, The Outer Worlds will be available via Game Pass on launch day.

The Outer Worlds has been marketed as the spiritual successor to the Fallout series–the game is being made by the studio helmed by the series’ creators. However, rather than being set on the post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland of Earth, The Outer Worlds is a futuristic science fiction story that takes place on several planets throughout the far reaches of space. Like many RPGs before it, The Outer Worlds emphasizes player choice–giving you the option of choosing your own destiny. Whether you become the universe’s savior or conqueror is up to you.

The Outer Worlds will launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 25. A Switch version of the game is scheduled to release at a later date.

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-outer-worlds-will-only-be-enhanced-on-xbox-one/1100-6470583/

What Is Fortnite? Asks Lady Gaga — And The Responses Are Great

Epic’s free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite is very popular, but not everyone knows what it is. Presumably in response to all the hype around Fortnite over its blackout and subsequent re-launch, singer Lady Gaga asked her 80 million followers, “What’s fortnight?”

The responses from big brands and personalities came in swift and were hilarious.

The official Twitter Gaming account said, “It’s the ARTPOP of video games,” referencing Lady Gaga’s album. Popular streamer Ninja helped out by replying, “Call me on the Telephone. I’ll give you a Million Reasons to play. You and I.”

The New on Netflix Twitter account replied with a jab at people from Florida. “Florida with healthbars,” it said. The official Dictionary.com Twitter account, meanwhile, linked to its definition page for “Fortnight” with the caption, “The good news is it won’t take us two weeks to answer.”

Fortnite recently launched its much-anticipated Chapter 2 update that introduced a new island and a number of new mechanics including fishing and carrying downed teammates. There are also new challenges and a new battle pass, among other things.

For lots more on Chapter 2, check out GameSpot’s breakdown here:

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Destiny 2 Iron Banner: Scour The Rust Quest Steps For New Armor

The first Iron Banner of Destiny 2‘s Shadowkeep era–and of Season 8, Season of the Undying–is underway. The basics are still the same: This is a Crucible mode where, unlike usual, level advantages are enabled, meaning you’ll want to come with your highest Power level gear. But the process for obtaining Iron Banner weapons and the new armor is different than it used to be, as you’ll first need to make your way through a seasonal pursuit known as Scour the Rust. Here’s what it involves.

You initially pick up the Scour the Rust quest from Lord Saladin at the Tower, who should also have a set of four bounties (offering Pinnacle rewards, which will let you level from 950 to 960). But until you complete Scour the Rust, you won’t be able to turn in Iron Banner tokens to purchase rewards packages from Saladin. As a result, any rewards you get from Iron Banner until the quest is finished will come from completing bounties and matches. Scour the Rust needs to be completed on each of your characters, but it will reward you with the new Iron Will armor for your class. The current instance of Iron Banner will end at 10 AM PT on October 22, but you have the full season to complete this quest.

Upon picking up the quest, you’ll see your first set of three objectives. Completing all of these will unlock the next portion of the six-part quest. You can see everything this entails below, courtesy of datamined info from Light.gg, but be aware that one of the final steps is bugged–as described below and on Bungie’s Twitter account, the step you must complete is quite different from what you’re told to do in-game.

Spectacle

  • Opponents defeated (30)
  • Zones captures (10)
  • Super final blows (3)

Reward: Unknown

Intent

  • Matches completed (6)
  • Zones captured (20)
  • Pulse rifle final blows (25)

Reward: Unknown

Timing

  • Fusion rifle final blows (20)
  • Zones captured (30)
  • Opponents defeated (100)

Reward: Unknown

Execution

  • Submachine gun final blows (15)
  • Super final blows (15)
  • Zones captured (40)

Reward: Unknown

Conviction

  • Zones captured (50)
  • Matches completed (15)
  • Super final blows (10)
    • Note that this step is bugged. It’s labeled Super final blows but shows a grenade launcher icon. In fact, neither of these is correct; you need to rack up 10 submachine gun final blows.

Reward: Unknown

Forgeborne

  • Return to Lord Saladin

Reward: Unknown

Season 8 Iron Banner “Iron Will” armor

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2-iron-banner-scour-the-rust-quest-steps-f/1100-6470578/

Destiny 2 Update Out Now As Iron Banner Kicks Off; Full Patch Notes Released

The first Iron Banner event of Destiny 2‘s Year 3 has begun, and it coincides with the release of a new update. Today, Bungie released hotfix update 2.6.0.4, which as the name suggests is primarily concerned with fixing lingering issues that have been impacting the game, including crashes during Black Armory forge runs. Here’s what’s in the patch notes, as well as what to do if you get a “Destiny 2 servers are not available error.”

Update 2.6.0.4 went live following a brief period of maintenance. It should download automatically–it’s less than a 100 MB download on Xbox One–but if it doesn’t, you might receive the aforementioned error when logging in. If so, try manually triggering the update or restart your system to ensure it’s installed; if it’s not, you won’t be able to get online to play.

The patch addresses some serious issues. The Black Armory’s Gofannon forge has been bugged since the release of Shadowkeep, causing the game to crash when the Servitor spawns. Because the four forges are now rotated through in a playlist, rather than being available individually, the forges have effectively been unplayable when Gofannon is in the rotation. That should now be fixed.

Season 8 Iron Banner “Iron Will” armor sets

Other fixes include those related to the use of certain characters in player or clan names and fields causing errors, Nightmare Hunts’ Time Trial Master triumph not progressing, and a Powerful reward not dropping from Nightfall: The Ordeal. You can see the full patch notes below.

These fixes will be welcome news for those who have been impacted, but for everyone else, the most notable Destiny 2 news is the arrival of Iron Banner. This is the first instance of it during Shadowkeep/Season of the Undying, and it brings some previously announced changes (as well as bonus Valor). There are just four bounties total to get from Lord Saladin at the Tower, but each one rewards you with Pinnacle gear–high-end drops that are the only way to advance your Power level from 950 to the current cap of 960.

Those bounties each need to be completed before Iron Banner ends with the weekly reset on Tuesday, October 22, but you can also make a progress on a season-long quest. This consists of a few of the objective types we’ve previously seen as bounties. However, one of the quest steps you’ll encounter calls for you to land 10 Super final blows, but the icon shows a grenade launcher. In fact, the goal is to rack up 10 submachine gun final blows.

You can see the new Iron Banner armor–known as the Iron Will set–above, but know that the process of obtaining it works different than in the past. Here’s how Bungie outlines things:

  • There is a new Seasonal pursuit, which must be completed prior to being able to turn in tokens to purchase packages from Lord Saladin
    • This pursuit is character based and rewards the new S8 armor set
    • Each step of the pursuit awards Iron Banner weapons or armor
    • Most of the objectives within the pursuit track progress at any point during Season of the Undying, even if you have not yet acquired the pursuit
  • Until the Seasonal pursuit has been completed, all rewards will be obtained from completing matches and bounties
    • All rewards are weapons until the Seasonal pursuit is complete
    • The existing seven bounties that offered powerful rewards have been adjusted to offer pinnacle rewards (960 Power max,) but only four are available per event
      • We are tracking a bug in which the four bounties offered as pinnacle rewards rotate each day allowing more than four to be completed during a single event

Destiny 2 Hotfix 2.6.0.4 Patch Notes

  • Fixed an issue where certain characters in player names and clan fields could cause Squirrel and Weasel errors
  • Clan names should no longer be truncated
  • Fixed an issue where Nightmare hunts Time Trial Master triumph would not progress correctly
  • Fixed an issue where Nightfall: The Ordeal would not drop a powerful reward for players who had already completed the Vanguard Strikes Challenge
  • Fixed an issue that provoked the temporary deactivation of rally banners and the “Tire Game” in the Sanctuary vendor space on the Moon
  • Fixed an issue where the Servitor spawning in the Gofannon forge could crash the game
  • Fixed an issue where running the game as an admin could create a “steam_appid.txt” file that would cause a crash
  • Tuned matchmaking in patrol destinations to increase player population

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2-update-out-now-as-iron-banner-kicks-off-/1100-6470575/

Fortnite “F” Location: Where To Search Hidden F In New World Loading Screen

Chapter 2 of Fortnite has arrived, marking a new beginning for the hit battle royale game. That means instead of continuing with Season 11, Epic has kicked off Chapter 2, Season 1, and there’s already a set of challenges for players to complete. The first batch of missions is called “New World,” and it’s available to everyone, whether or not you’ve purchased a Chapter 2 Battle Pass.

Most of the tasks have you exploring the new map to discover landmarks, among other objectives. As was the case last season, only a handful of the challenges are initially available, with more unlocking as you complete them. One of the later tasks in particular may give you some trouble; it asks you to search the hidden F found in the New World loading screen. If you’re not sure where to look, the guide below will help you find the hidden F and complete the challenge.

Where Is The Hidden “F” Location?

As the challenge states, the F’s location is hidden in the New World loading screen, which you’ll unlock after completing eight of the New World challenges. The loading screen in question is the main piece of keyart for Chapter 2, featuring a group of characters standing on a cliff overlooking Fortnite’s new map. You can see the screen below:

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If you look closely, you’ll be able to spot the F near Lazy Lake, one of the new named locations that appeared with the start of Chapter 2. The town is nestled in the southeast portion of the island–that’s where you’ll need to go to find the F. You can see exactly where the letter is located on the map below.

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How To Complete The Challenge

Once you know where the F is hidden, you’ll need to head to Lazy Lakes to retrieve it. The letter will appear on a hill just east of the town. Make your way up there, then interact with the letter once it pops up to collect it and you’ll complete the challenge, netting you 14,000 season XP.

There will be a new hidden letter to find every week in Chapter 2, Season 1, so be sure to return to GameSpot as the season progresses for more challenge guides. To catch up on everything else that’s happening in Fortnite, be sure to check out our other coverage below.

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortnite-f-location-where-to-search-hidden-f-in-ne/1100-6470574/

Fortnite Map: 10 Landmark Locations For Chapter 2 Challenge

Fortnite: Chapter 2 might have new ways to level up your Battle Pass, but it still offers challenges to complete for XP that helps you level up more quickly and get those new skins. Chapter 2’s launch has brought a set of “New World” challenges that are available to all players, paid Battle Pass or not, and among the three that are revealed immediately is one that asks you to discover landmarks. You’ll need to find 10 landmarks total, but the locations aren’t listed on the in-game map–and with the map itself being new, you may wonder where you need to go.

Fortunately, this challenge isn’t especially difficult because there are more than 10 landmarks on the map. That said, you can’t revisit the same landmark in different matches–you’ll actually need to hunt down 10 different ones, be it in one match or across multiple rounds. Simply approaching a landmark should cause its name to pop up in the corner of the screen, which is all you need to do to register progress for the challenge.

Fortnite Landmark Locations

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Landmarks are all around the map: They’re essentially named locations, but smaller. You won’t find them on the map, but wandering around on roads and paths away from named locations is generally the best way to find them. If you look at your in-game map, you’ll see it slowly revealed as you explore during Chapter 2 for the first time. As such, you can head to a place that you know you haven’t been and, odds are, you’ll stumble upon a landmark.

Alternatively, you can check out our locations map above, which points out many of the landmarks that we’ve been able to confirm. As already noted, there are more than 10 on the map, and any 10 will do, but this map should help to ensure you find enough to complete the challenge. Doing so will allow you to reveal more of the New World challenges and, after completing eight total from this set, will net you a new loading screen.

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortnite-map-10-landmark-locations-for-chapter-2-c/1100-6470573/

Fortnite Chapter 2: Week 1 New World Challenges Revealed

After a black hole obliterated everything during Fortnite Season 10’s “The End” event, Fortnite is back as Fortnite: Chapter 2, bringing with it a brand new map, fishing, and of course, the first week of challenges. There are 11 individual challenges that range from discovering named locations and landmarks to dealing damage with specific weapons. New challenges unlock as you complete them.

Below you’ll find a list of all Week 1 “New World” challenges in Fortnite: Chapter 2.

Fortnite – Week 1 ChallengesAmountReward
Discover Named Locations1014,000 XP
Eliminations at Lazy Lake or Misty Meadows314,000 XP
Discover Landmarks1014,000 XP
Ride a Motorboat in different matches314,000 XP
Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents50014,000 XP
Search chests at Sweaty Sands or Retail Row714,000 XP
Eliminations in different matches514,000 XP
Catch a weapon using a Fishing Rod114,000 XP
Deal damage with SMGs, Shotguns, and Pistols in a single match314,000 XP
Carry a Knocked player 10m1014,000 XP
Search hidden ‘F’ found in the New World Loading Screen114,000 XP

Each challenge will earn you 14,000 XP and completing 8 objectives will unlock the New World loading screen. Credit goes to Twitter user @Lucas7yoshi for the information.

Discover Landmarks Challenge in Fortnite: Chapter 2

To find landmarks for Fortnite: Chapter 2’s first week challenges, you simply have to discover them as you would any of the named locations on the map. You can consult our Fortnite: Chapter 2 map for some confirmed landmarks and where you can find them.

Epic hasn’t released Fortnite: Chapter 2 patch notes yet, but for now you can check out our roundup on what’s new in Fortnite: Chapter 2, from skins to emotes to leveling up.

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortnite-chapter-2-week-1-new-world-challenges-rev/1100-6470569/

Biggest Updates In Fortnite Chapter 2: New Map, Battle Pass, And More

After a few days of confusing silence and nothingness, Fortnite has emerged from the black hole that engulfed the game with plenty of new changes in tow. Fortnite Chapter 2 isn’t a completely different beast from previous seasons–it’s still the battle royale you remember–but there’s still lots of new content to weed through. Below, we’ve outlined the biggest changes.

For those who haven’t been keeping track, Fortnite: Battle Royale recently disappeared into a black hole and went offline. After more than a day of nothingness and the occasional appearance of random numbers, the battle royale returned with a major update across all platforms. Rather than follow tradition and transition into Season 11 however, the battle royale took a more transformative approach and pushed forward into the first season of its second chapter.

Timeline: Start Date, End Date

Fortnite Chapter 2 is officially live across all platforms, so you can jump into the new content right now regardless of where you play Epic’s battle royale. Fortnite: Battle Royale is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.

Season 1 of Chapter 2 continues until December 12, which is slightly shorter than the traditional Fortnite season. Remember, seasonal rewards are only available during their respective seasons. If something catches your fancy this season, you have until December 12 to earn it.

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New Map, More Water

The most notable change for Chapter 2 is the brand-new map. Granted, the map isn’t entirely new, as Chapter 2’s map utilizes several of the landmarks from Fortnite’s original battleground–such as Salty Springs, Pleasant Park, and Retail Row. There are adjustments to their overall layout, but many sections are just repurposed from the original map. So this new map isn’t new to the same extent as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s Alcatraz or Apex Legends‘ World’s Edge.

That said, there are some noticeable changes in the layout of Fortnite’s new map. Specifically, the new map places a larger emphasis on water, adding several interconnected rivers, lakes, and beaches. This creates an added emphasis on positional awareness, as your escape from the approaching zone wall or planned flank of an enemy squad has a higher chance of being impeded by water.

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If you don’t want to glide over the water or swim across it, Chapter 2 introduces a new vehicle to Fortnite: the boat. Boats can carry a squad and they’re much faster than swimming. However, they’re noisy, alerting all nearby squads to your position with their loud motors.

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You Can Fish Now

Water isn’t just an added navigational obstacle to the new map, though. It presents a brand-new way to acquire resources as well. With a fishing rod, you can now hook yourself some impressive loot–ranging from Epic-tier weapons to magically healing fish. Fishing also helps you level up in Chapter 2, Season 1’s battle pass.

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Brand-New Battle Pass And Challenges

Speaking of the battle pass, there’s a new one for you to level up in. Just like with previous seasons, the battle pass costs 950 V-Bucks (roughly $10 USD) and offers 100 tiers of rewards to earn, including cosmetic skins, wraps, back bling, loading screens, and a whole lot more. If you want a head start, you can purchase the first 25 levels with the battle pass bundle for 2,800 V-Bucks (roughly $30 USD).

As usual, completing weekly challenges will allow you to level up in the battle pass and unlock its rewards. However, Chapter 2, Season 1’s battle pass offers a bunch of new ways to rank up–such as the aforementioned fishing–providing several alternative avenues for acquiring the rewards you want. Other than fishing, you’ll also rank up in the battle pass by looting chests, killing opponents, harvesting materials, and surviving into the late-game of each match. This new battle pass does go beyond level 100 as well, though it’s unclear what you earn for doing so.

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Weapon Upgrades

The materials you find in-game are no longer solely used for creating structures. You can now use them to upgrade your weapons via an upgrade bench. You can find one in Craggy Cliffs, with others scattered throughout the map. We have yet to determine if there’s a randomness to where they spawn though.

To provide an example, say you have a weapon with a Common rarity and plenty of leftover materials. At an upgrade bench, you can exchange that Common weapon alongside 50 wood, 50 stone, and 50 metal to acquire an Uncommon variation of the weapon you submitted.

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from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/biggest-updates-in-fortnite-chapter-2-new-map-batt/1100-6470570/