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GameStop Is Launching A Huge Sale On Games, Consoles, And More On Sunday

It’s been a great few weeks for deals in the Xbox and Playstation stores, which have offered discounts on high-quality games recently. Now, it’s GameStop’s turn–the retailer is kicking off its massive spring sale this Sunday, April 7 with significant markdowns on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games; deals on consoles, gaming accessories, and memberships; discounts on toys and merchandise; and special trade-in offers. The deals will be available online, in stores, and on the GameStop app. Except where otherwise stated, these offers will be available until Saturday, April 20. Here’s a quick breakdown of the deals that will be available.

Many of the best game discounts are for PS4 and Xbox One. Of the deals that have been announced so far, notable discounts include Resident Evil 2 for $40, Far Cry New Dawn for $20, and Kingdom Hearts 3 for $40. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be marked down to $40, and its GameStop-exclusive Ultimate edition, which includes exclusive story mode content, bonus online content, additional weapons, an exclusive printed map, and collectible steelbook, will sell for $70. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a turn-based tactics game developed by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch, will be discounted to $25.

There will be a ton of console and accessories deals, such as 20% off select Nintendo Switch accessories and up to $60 off select gaming headsets. If you buy an Xbox One X or S from April 7 to 13, you’ll receive a $50 GameStop gift card; then starting April 14, you’ll receive an Apex Legends Founders Pack and save $50 with any Xbox One purchase.

Be sure to check out the deals on apparel, collectibles, and toys as well. From April 7 to 13, it’s buy one, get one 50% off on all apparel, including T-shirts, hats, socks, bags, and wallets. There will also be an Easter deal where it’s 25% off all toys, collectibles, apparel, and more that you can fit inside an exclusive Thanos bag (which itself costs $5), making a great Easter gift for young gamers (or to treat yourself, we’re not judging).

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The discounts will be available starting this Sunday, and we’ll keep this post updated with any notable deals. Check out some of the confirmed deals below!



Xbox One:


Consoles and accessories:

Toys, collectibles, and apparel:

Special trade-in offers:

  • $250 trade credit for any PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X consoles
  • $200 trade credit for Original or Slim PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch consoles
  • $150 trade credit for Xbox One S console
  • 50% extra credit on any games traded (only April 7-13)

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Fortnite Week 6 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 8 Discovery Challenge)

We’ve reached Week 6 of Fortnite Season 8, and there’s a new set of challenges to complete across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Clear this week’s missions and you’ll earn Battle Stars, leveling up your Battle Pass and bringing you one step closer to unlocking this season’s secret Legendary skin, Ruin.

As usual, there’s an extra incentive to complete as many challenges as you can besides unlocking the new Season 8 Battle Pass rewards. If you manage to clear all of the objectives from a given week, you’ll in turn complete one of this season’s Discovery challenges, earning you a special loading screen that hides a subtle clue pointing to a free Battle Star–which levels your Battle Pass up by one tier–or a Banner–which can be used as a profile icon–waiting somewhere around the island.

Clear six weeks’ worth of Season 8 challenges and you’ll receive the loading screen pictured below. This one depicts Master Key trying to retrieve one of his keys from a shadowy figure. The key, it turns out, is the clue that’ll lead you to this week’s secret Banner. Look closely at its handle and you’ll see a set of coordinates: E2, E3, F2, F3.

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The secret Banner will appear where those four coordinates converge, just west of Lazy Lagoon. We’ve circled the exact location on the map below. Glide to the area at the beginning of a match and you’ll be able to find the Banner beneath a tree. Pick it up then finish the match and it’ll be yours to use as a snazzy new profile icon. If you need more help finding it, you can watch where we go in the video above.

Like other secret Banners and Battle Stars, there are a few caveats to be aware of before setting out to find the item. Most important, this particular Banner won’t appear unless you’ve completed six weeks’ worth of challenges and unlocked the above loading screen; you won’t simply be able to go to the right area and pick it up unless you’ve done all of the necessary steps. Fortunately, we have tips and guides in our Season 8 challenges roundup if you need help completing any of this season’s missions.

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Epic recently rolled out Fortnite’s 8.20 content update. This time, the developer introduced a new weapon called the Boom Bow to Battle Royale mode. What makes this particular bow unique is that its arrows are outfitted with shotgun shells, which will explode on contact. Epic also kicked off another Sniper Showdown LTM and made a few other changes to the game, such as buffing peppers. You can find the full patch notes on the official Fortnite website.

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Starlink Is Done With Toys, But A Big Update Is Coming

Toys-to-life as a concept infiltrated the games industry toward the end of the last console generation. Production of the plastic figurines has significantly slowed down since then, with a few heavy-hitters–such as Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions–discontinuing production altogether. Ubisoft’s open-world game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, is following suit, as the developers have announced that the game won’t get any more toys.

In an update posted to the official Starlink website, the Starlink development team confirmed that physical toys will not continue to roll out. “Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations. Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future.”

While the news is saddening for fans, the Starlink team isn’t done with with the game altogether, as it’s preparing to release the “biggest update to the game so far.”

“Starlink: Battle for Atlas has been a passion project for us from the start, and we are incredibly proud of the modular Starship technology we have developed, and how well players have responded to it,” it said.

The update the team is referring to was announced during Nintendo’s February Direct. Along with Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Maker 2, and Tetris 99 reveals, the rest of the Star Fox team–Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad–will join Fox McCloud in a new series of missions in Starlink on Switch. Each pilot comes with their own special abilities and skill trees and can be used to play any mission available in the game. In addition to the inclusion of the Star Fox team, Starlink will receive more content in this forthcoming update, such as Starship Races, Factions Missions, and more. The update is planned for this April, but no specific release date has been given.

In our Starlink review, we called it “an interesting and enjoyable open-world game,” but lamented that “if you’re interested in the physical models, you’ll have to spend more to get the same experience as the digital version.”

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

from GameSpot – Game News

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