Anthem Bug Makes Low-Level Weapon The Most Powerful Of All

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Anthem players have found another bug, but this time it's not crashing systems or other such inconveniences. Instead it's making a starter weapon overpowered--in fact, it's currently the most powerful weapon in the game.

A player on the Anthem subreddit found the bug. The user said that when experimenting with different loadouts, they found that the level 1 common Defender Rifle is actually stronger than their level 45 masterwork Ralner's Blaze rifle. This is despite the listed damage output for the level 1 weapon being much lower than for the Ralner. They claim they've gone on to try the Defender against other weapons and received similar results.

In response, a BioWare community manager stepped in and confirmed that this is a bug, stemming from how the default loadout items interact with higher-level gear. That would seem to imply that the level 1 Defender won't be as powerful for a brand-new player as it is for an experienced Freelancer with high-level gear. Still, it's definitely not working as intended, and the team is working on fixing it in an upcoming patch to hit on March 12.

Lord Of The Rings Prequel TV Show's Time Period Confirmed

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While few details about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show have been released so far, the company is starting to tease the upcoming production. Following the map and poem released last month, we now know when the series will be set.

The setting for the series has been confirmed via two tweets. They show the map once more, but this time zoomed out to reveal the island of Númenor, which fans of JRR Tolkien's books will know was destroyed thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings. In addition, a second tweet of the map includes the caption "Welcome to the Second Age." Check it out below:

Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw

Lord Of The Rings Amazon Prime Show's Time Period Confirmed

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While few details about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show have been released so far, the company is starting to tease the upcoming production. Following the map and poem released last month, we now know when the series will be set.

The setting for the series has been confirmed via two tweets. They show the map once more, but this time zoomed out to reveal the island of Númenor, which fans of JRR Tolkien's books will know was destroyed thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings. In addition, a second tweet of the map includes the caption "Welcome to the Second Age." Check it out below:

Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings Show: New Details Reveal Exactly When It Takes Place

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While few details about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show have been released so far, the company is starting to tease the upcoming production. Following the map and poem released last month, we now know when the series will be set.

The setting for the series has been confirmed via two tweets. They show the map once more, but this time zoomed out to reveal the island of Númenor, which fans of JRR Tolkien's books will know was destroyed thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings. In addition, a second tweet of the map includes the caption "Welcome to the Second Age." Check it out below:

Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw

Duke Nukem, Prey Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

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Duke Nukem, Prey Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

3D Realms, the creators of Duke Nukem and the original Prey, have whole-heartedly embraced its past as old-school game developers. With Ion Maiden still in the wings, a throwback game that strongly emulates old-school shooters, the team at 3D Realms have more plans for another return trip to the past, strengthing the studio's belief that there's more to be said about games from a particular era. In the upcoming Wrath: Aeon of Ruin--launching this summer on PC-- it channels the same sense of action and pacing found from the early days of the 3D first-person shooter.

In a similar vein to 3D Realms' Ion Maiden, Wrath follows that same trend by sticking closely to the classic design of early 3D first-person shooters of the mid-90s, while also going all in on its action-horror angle. The developers, however, decided to push things a bit further by injecting some modern flair to help enhance some of the old-school aspects of its design. Built entirely on the original Quake engine, the same technology that id Software used for the 1996 FPS Quake, the developers worked closely with a number of modders and designers who used the tech at the time to make Wrath a more authentic game from the era.

Fortnite Guide: Visit Furthest North, South, East, West Points Of The Island (Season 8, Week 2)

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The challenges for Week 2 of Season 8 in Fortnite are fairly simple to complete. For the most part they involve dishing out damage, opening chests, or taking out enemy players in specific locations. However, one of the challenges included in the premium Battle Pass sections is a bit unusual, though not terribly difficult either.

The challenge asks players to visit the furthers points of the island in each of the cardinal directions. Now, that sounds pretty simple, but you given the strange geography of the island, you may want some specific guidance to ensure that you're not aimlessly wandering around in the wrong location wondering why the challenge isn't completing. It just so happens that we've done the legwork and have got the information you need to speed the whole process up. Take a look below for a list of the locations you need to head to.

If you need a hand with Week 1's challenges, make sure to take a look at our our full Season 8 challenges guide. We'll be keeping that up to date with new guides every week, so you shouldn't have much trouble completing challenges and earning the Battle Stars necessary to unlock the hot new Season 8 Battle Pass cosmetics.

Fortnite Challenge Guide: Visit Furthest Points, Damage Supply Drops, And More (Season 8, Week 2)

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Fortnite Season 8 is now in its second week. By now you should be more comfortable navigating the latest version of the island, which means completing the weekly challenge should be a little easier to. Week 2's challenges are now available, so if you've got your eye on one of the many new cosmetic unlocks available in the Season 8 Battle Pass, it's time to put in the work to unlock the Battle Stars you'll need to get them.

As always, challenges are grouped into two categories. The first, which is available to everyone, tasks players with completing a multi-stage challenge that begins by landing at The Block. When you've done this, additional challenges in this series will reveal themselves. After that, 200 points of damage need to be done to descending Supply Drops, and three kills must be earned at Salty Springs or Haunted Hills.