Destiny 2 Thorn Quest Trolls Fans With Fake Gjallarhorn And Other Nods To The Past

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Destiny 2 Thorn Quest Trolls Fans With Fake Gjallarhorn And Other Nods To The Past

The latest twist in Destiny 2's Joker's Wild content expansion is a new Exotic quest to retrieve Thorn, one of the most-loved and most-hated guns of Destiny 1. What seems to be the opening portion of the quest finds players meeting with the enigmatic Drifter, the guy at the center of the story relating to Thorn, last season's Exotic quest for The Last Word, and all the stuff going on in Joker's Wild.

After the latest weekly reset, speaking with the Drifter will ask you to make a choice: side with him, or with the Vanguard, the military leadership of the Guardians. Once you've done that, the Drifter sends you to the Spider, the Tangled Shore crime lord players met in the Forsaken expansion, to purchase some illicit goods.

The Spider has more than just "The Jerky," the item you're after. His Black Market Goods list, which we've never seen before this, includes a bunch of nods to the past of Destiny 2 and Destiny 1. Among those wares is a callback to everyone's favorite Destiny 1 weapon: Gjallarhorn, a seriously powerful Exotic rocket launcher.

Apex Legends' First Battle Pass Character May Have Leaked

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Apex Legends' First Battle Pass Character May Have Leaked

Apex Legends will be introducing its first battle pass soon, but we may have gotten an early look at one of its characters by mistake. A purported leak appears to show a new character named Octane, along with some other details about what's coming in the battle pass.

A user on Reddit and Twitter noted that the Origin landing page had changed to include a look at Octane. The update featured text describing the first battle pass:

"Survive the the [sic] arena, meet the Apex Games' latest Legend, Octane, wield new weapons, and score unique loot. The Season 01 Battle Pass is here, purchase it at the in-game store for 950 Apex Coins."

Apex Legends Battle Pass Leak Reveals New Character

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Apex Legends Battle Pass Leak Reveals New Character

Apex Legends will be introducing its first battle pass soon, but we may have gotten an early look at one of its characters by mistake. A purported leak appears to show a new character named Octane, along with some other details about what's coming in the battle pass, which is set for launch sometime this month.

A user on Reddit and Twitter noted that the Origin landing page had changed to include a look at Octane. The update featured text describing the first battle pass:

"Survive the the [sic] arena, meet the Apex Games' latest Legend, Octane, wield new weapons, and score unique loot. The Season 01 Battle Pass is here, purchase it at the in-game store for 950 Apex Coins."

New Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Mode, Spoils Of War, Now Live

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Rockstar has rolled out a new batch of content for Red Dead Redemption 2's online component, Red Dead Online. This week's update introduces a new assortment of clothing and accessories, but the biggest addition is a new Showdown mode: Spoils of War.

Rockstar describes Spoils of War as "a frontier take on capture-style multiplayer." The mode supports two to 16 players and has teams vying to steal loot from the opposing side while defending their own supply. The team that's able to pilfer the most loot by the end of the match will be declared the winner.

Spoils of War is playable on "a variety of locations," including Valentine and Fort Mercer. As an added incentive to try the new mode, Rockstar is rewarding players with eight Dynamite Arrows for winning one Spoils of War match. Additionally, the developer is doling out a 20% XP boost in all Showdown modes this week.

Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Week 4 (March 12-19): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

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Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Week 4 (March 12-19): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

The Season of the Drifter is here, which means the Power level has been raised once again, this time to 700. You'll need lots of Powerful gear to push up to the new Power level cap--luckily, each week brings a shuffling of content to Destiny 2, and this week that includes the new Exotic weapon quest to reclaim the Destiny 1 hand cannon, Thorn. The Ascendant Challenge, on the other hand, is not actually new; we're actually back to the fourth week of the cycle of challenges. But whether you've done it before or not, there's good reason to give it a shot, as Powerful gear awaits you as a reward. Here's where to go and what to do to complete the current Ascendant Challenge.

Before you try to tackle the Ascendant Challenge, the same requirements as always hold true; most notably, you need a Tincture of Queensfoil. This is a consumable item that you'll happen upon while playing in the Dreaming City, although you can also buy them. Using a Tincture gives you the Ascendance buff, which allows you to see a Taken portal. It's this portal you must go through to complete the Ascendant Challenge. Along with a Tincture, you have to grab the Ascendant Challenge bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City; it's through this that you actually get your Powerful gear.

Disney And Fox Deal About To Close, X-Men To Join Marvel Studios

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It's been many months since there was any news about the impending purchase of Fox's entertainment assets by Disney, but it seems the deal is nearly done. It has been reported that it will be finalized on Wednesday, March 20.

The date was included in a press release from Disney that stated the studio had received the last piece of approval required from regulators. Fox shareholders have until Thursday this week to decide how much cash and Disney stock they wish to receive, and the acquisition will become effective on the 20th.

Most notably for film fans is the fact that the deal includes a variety of high-profile movie properties formally owned by Fox. Most notably, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four could finally become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while the likes of Avatar, Alien, and the Predator will also be controlled by Disney.

Apex Legends Dev Says No Plans For Reconnect Feature

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Apex Legends is off to a running start, but one often-requested feature isn't in the works. Respawn has confirmed that it isn't developing any ability to reconnect to a match after you've been disconnected, and explained its reasoning why.

In a post on Reddit, community manager Jay Frechette said the team isn't pursuing it for two key reasons. The first is that a reconnect feature is very easy for unscrupulous players to abuse, presumably by intentionally disconnecting to avoid a death and then reconnecting to the match right afterwards. The second reason is simply that implementing the feature would be resource-intensive, and Respawn feels that energy is better spent on stability improvements to avoid disconnects in the first place.

This came alongside an announcement that Respawn had banned 355,000 cheaters on PC. It said that for the time being it uses the pre-made Easy-Anti-Cheat toolset, but it's working on its own custom solutions to address cheating as well. It's keeping these cards close to its vest, however, as it doesn't want the cheaters to use any public information to help them circumvent the new measures.

Aladdin: What's Different In The New Trailer Compared To The Animated Movie?

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Aladdin: What's Different In The New Trailer Compared To The Animated Movie?


The newest trailer for the live-action remake of Aladdin has arrived. This time around, Genie (Will Smith) gets a little more screen time, and we see just how he's going to portray this character. The latest Disney remake hits theaters on May 24, and with the new video, we know there will be a few differences compared to the original.

But how different, based on the new trailer, is this movie from the original animated Disney classic? The answer, not that much. There are a few story changes--a couple for the better--but the core story stays the same, and it's obvious that the timeless songs from the original animated movie are coming back.

So we went through the new trailer and lined it up with the original move to see what's different about the live-action adaptation. Here's how it looks.

The newest trailer for the live-action remake of Aladdin has arrived. This time around, Genie (Will Smith) gets a little more screen time, and we see just how he's going to portray this character. The latest Disney remake hits theaters on May 24, and with the new video, we know there will be a few differences compared to the original.