Fortnite's Sixth Season Brings Pets, Darkness, And More

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Fortnite's Sixth Season Brings Pets, Darkness, And More

Fortnite: Battle Royale's sixth season is now live, and the theme appears to be darkness. Thanks to the giant, purple cube melting in the lake at the end of season five, the map is now blanketed in an eerie night, which now is home to a werewolf (one of the new player skins), and other unsightly things. Changes are all over the map, including a new consumable called the shadow stone, which grants the player temporary invisibility but disables all weapons. The map now features a floating island, haunted castle, corn fields, and corrupted zones. Sounds like Epic is getting into the Halloween spirit.

The sixth season also brings something unexpected: pets. That's right, you no longer have to go it alone in 1 v 100 matches. You can now wear a backpack that holds a dog, dragon, or lizard. Players will also find a new 100 level Battle Pass that contains 100 rewards.

The Battle Pass is once again loaded with wild skins, gliders, and dance moves. Fortnite's oddly iconic llama is a big part of some of the skins. DJ Yonder wears a llama helmet, and in the giddy up skin you wear an inflatable llama around your waist.

Carbine Announces WildStar Shutdown Date

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Carbine Announces WildStar Shutdown Date

Earlier this month WildStar developer Carbine Studios announced that it was shutting down the free MMORPG as the studio itself was being closed (Carbine is a subsidiary of NCSoft). Now the developer has announced the exact end of the game – November 28.

Before then refunds for purchases after July 1 will be processed by October 3, and the game's final update includes an increase in Omnibit drops, everyone gets Signature status, gear drops for Prime instances and raised have been increased, and more.

For the update's full notes, click here.

Carbine Announces WildStar Shutdown Date

about X hours ago from
Carbine Announces WildStar Shutdown Date

Earlier this month WildStar developer Carbine Studios announced that it was shutting down the free MMORPG as the studio itself was being closed (Carbine is a subsidiary of NCSoft). Now the developer has announced the exact end of the game – November 28.

Before then refunds for purchases after July 1 will be processed by October 3, and the game's final update includes an increase in Omnibit drops, everyone gets Signature status, gear drops for Prime instances and raised have been increased, and more.

For the update's full notes, click here.

Discord Reveals Their Timed-Exclusive Indie Titles

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Discord Reveals Their Timed-Exclusive Indie Titles

Last month, chat app Discord announced their intentions to create a game store through their program. Alongside the store announcement, Discord mentioned that they would be instituting a programmed First on Discord, which provides development support to indie games in exchange for a PC exclusivity period typically around 90 days to the Discord store.

Today, Discord revealed the launch lineup of the First on Discord program.

•    Last Year: The Nightmare (Elastic Games) •    Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (Another Indie)
•    Minion Masters (BetaDwarf)
•    Bad North (Raw Fury)
•    At Sundown (Versus Evil/Mild Beast)
•    Mad Machines (Hero Blocks)
•    King of the Hat (Hyroglyphik Games)

Discord Reveals Their Timed-Exclusive Indie Titles

about X hours ago from
Discord Reveals Their Timed-Exclusive Indie Titles

Last month, chat app Discord announced their intentions to create a game store through their program. Alongside the store announcement, Discord mentioned that they would be instituting a programmed First on Discord, which provides development support to indie games in exchange for a PC exclusivity period typically around 90 days to the Discord store.

Today, Discord revealed the launch lineup of the First on Discord program.

•    Last Year: The Nightmare (Elastic Games) •    Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (Another Indie)
•    Minion Masters (BetaDwarf)
•    Bad North (Raw Fury)
•    At Sundown (Versus Evil/Mild Beast)
•    Mad Machines (Hero Blocks)
•    King of the Hat (Hyroglyphik Games)

Devil May Cry 5 Will Be 4K And 60 Frames Per Second On PlayStation 4 Pro

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Devil May Cry 5 Will Be 4K And 60 Frames Per Second On PlayStation 4 Pro

With all that is going on in any given battle of Devil May Cry, the developers might be forgiven for wanting to lower the resolution or settle on a lower framerate. Not so, it turns out, as the game will actually hit 4K and 60 frames per second on the PS4 Pro. The news comes from producer Matt Walker who was asked about it on Twitter.

It will indeed. 4k@60fps on Pro. ^_^

While Walker almost assuredly means 4K checkerboard and not native 4K, that's still an absolutely impressive target to hit. Walker was also asked about the Xbox One X version, but did not appear to answer, though it will presumably be similar.

Fallout 76 Doesn't Support Crossplay Despite Sony's Policy Change

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Fallout 76 Doesn't Support Crossplay Despite Sony's Policy Change

With Sony's bombshell announcement today that they're putting a small crack in the wall preventing crossplay from occurring between the PlayStation 4 and other consoles, people are justifiably excited over what that could mean longterm. While Fortnite is the first game to cross the streams, there theoretically be other games on the way. Unfortunately, it does not seem like Fallout 76 is one of those games.

Earlier this year, Bethesda's Todd Howard insinuated Sony was standing in the way of crossplay for the survival spinoff, but Sony allowing Fortnite doesn't mean Fallout 76 is happening. After applauding the news on Twitter today, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines tried to temper expectations.

Folks, chill. I work with a lot of devs and games for whom this is important going forward.
Fallout 76 does not support crossplay, for a number of reasons. I have no idea if it ever will. But I assure you it is not on our radar right now as we focus on B.E.T.A. and Launch.

Fallout 76 Doesn't Support Crossplay Despite Sony's Policy Change

about X hours ago from
Fallout 76 Doesn't Support Crossplay Despite Sony's Policy Change

With Sony's bombshell announcement today that they're putting a small crack in the wall preventing crossplay from occurring between the PlayStation 4 and other consoles, people are justifiably excited over what that could mean longterm. While Fortnite is the first game to cross the streams, there theoretically be other games on the way. Unfortunately, it does not seem like Fallout 76 is one of those games.

Earlier this year, Bethesda's Todd Howard insinuated Sony was standing in the way of crossplay for the survival spinoff, but Sony allowing Fortnite doesn't mean Fallout 76 is happening. After applauding the news on Twitter today, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines tried to temper expectations.

Folks, chill. I work with a lot of devs and games for whom this is important going forward.
Fallout 76 does not support crossplay, for a number of reasons. I have no idea if it ever will. But I assure you it is not on our radar right now as we focus on B.E.T.A. and Launch.

Zenyatta From Overwatch Gets His Own Figma

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Zenyatta From Overwatch Gets His Own Figma

There can never be enough Overwatch merch and Blizzard still hasn't done all the original cast in figure form yet. At least now we get one step closer with the announcement that Zenyatta is getting his own posable figure courtesy of Figma.

Experience tranquility.
Walk in harmony with this #Figma Zenyatta collectible. Pre-order yours today:

☀️ https://t.co/5OIjp46CPM pic.twitter.com/yaMG7hbiiR

The figure comes with a variety of accessories, such as an Orb of Destruction, Orb of Harmony, Orb of Discord and a Transcendence effect sheet. He also has an optional peace sign hand.

Zenyatta From Overwatch Gets His Own Figma

about X hours ago from
Zenyatta From Overwatch Gets His Own Figma

There can never be enough Overwatch merch and Blizzard still hasn't done all the original cast in figure form yet. At least now we get one step closer with the announcement that Zenyatta is getting his own posable figure courtesy of Figma.

Experience tranquility.
Walk in harmony with this #Figma Zenyatta collectible. Pre-order yours today:

☀️ https://t.co/5OIjp46CPM pic.twitter.com/yaMG7hbiiR

The figure comes with a variety of accessories, such as an Orb of Destruction, Orb of Harmony, Orb of Discord and a Transcendence effect sheet. He also has an optional peace sign hand.