Ape Out Review - Monkey Business

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Ape Out Review - Monkey Business

Ape Out is, at heart, a game about jazz. The soundtrack is crafted by your improvised actions as you careen a runaway ape through the game’s levels, leaving a path of destruction and bloodshed in your wake. It’s high energy and exciting, even if, by the end, it feels like you’re playing the same basic tunes over and over.

It's a very simple game, at least in terms of how it's played--You're an ape, and you must run through each level without getting blown up or shot three times by human enemies. The camera is positioned above you, giving you a Hotline Miami-esque omnipotence when it comes to where your enemies are positioned. You can push enemies, who will splat and die if they hit a solid object, or you can grab them, at which point they'll fire at least one shot from their gun straight forward, hopefully into another person. A grabbed enemy can be thrown with more precision, which is especially handy if they're wearing an explosive pack, which will blow up and take out anything within its blast radius. You'll spend most of your time running forward, smacking enemies as you go, occasionally snaking away to avoid a mob or stopping to rip a steel door off its hinges.

Here Are Fortnite Season 8's New Map Changes And Updates

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Here Are Fortnite Season 8's New Map Changes And Updates

The transition from one season to the next is rarely a smooth one in the world of Fortnite, as developer Epic Games likes to make significant changes that turns everything that veteran players know on its head. Epic does this through large-scale world events that both develop Fortnite's lore and also rework the island that players spend all their time on. Season 8, which is now live, is no exception.

As Season 7 was coming to a close, players reported earthquakes and, eventually, cracks began forming on the island. Now, it has been revealed that an incredibly powerful figure--the Prisoner--being held captive by the Ice King has now escaped. Alongside this enigmatic figure finding his freedom, a volcano has emerged on the island and ninjas have appeared. If the Ice King's Ice Fiends and strange fire ninjas wasn't enough, pirates have also arrived on the island. Each of these factions have their eyes on a treasure, and as the weeks progress, the struggle to acquire said treasure will no doubt get messy.

Fortnite Season 8 Map Changes: Sunny Steps, Lazy Lagoon, Volcanic Vents, And More

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Fortnite Season 8 Map Changes: Sunny Steps, Lazy Lagoon, Volcanic Vents, And More

The transition from one season to the next is rarely a smooth one in the world of Fortnite, as developer Epic Games likes to make significant changes that turns everything that veteran players know on its head. Epic does this through large-scale world events that both develop Fortnite's lore and also rework the island that players spend all their time on.

As Season 7 was coming to a close, players reported earthquakes and, eventually, cracks began forming on the island. Now, it has been revealed that an incredibly powerful figure being held captive by the Ice King has escaped. Alongside this enigmatic figure finding his freedom, a volcano has emerged on the island and ninjas have appeared. If the Ice King's Ice Fiends and strange fire ninjas wasn't enough, pirates have also arrived on the island. Each of these factions have their eyes on a treasure, and as the weeks progress, the struggle to acquire said treasure will no doubt get messy.

Fortnite Season 8's New Skins: Blackheart, Hybrid, Peely, And More

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Fortnite Season 8's New Skins: Blackheart, Hybrid, Peely, And More

Season 8 of Fortnite has begun and along with it a new Battle Pass is available. This means there's lots of new cosmetic unlocks available to acquire and customize your character with. Naturally, the most exciting among them is the skins, which completely transform your character's visual style. Fortnite has some of the coolest skins around and Season 8 maintains that high standard. We've put together a little gallery of images so you can take a look at the outfits below.

Two of the coolest skins in Season 8 are unlocked simply by purchasing the Battle Pass. This is available in the in-game store for 950 V-Bucks. If you don't have V-Bucks, which is Fortnite's in-game currency, you'll have to spend some real money to get some. The two outfits you unlock for buying a Battle Pass are Blackheart and Hybrid, both of which tie into Season 8's theme of pirates and ninjas.

Blackheart is described as "the dreaded captain of the stormy season" and is part of the Scallywags set. This is one of the evolving styles of skins, which means it can be levelled up. As you do so, Blackheart goes from being a young, good looking, roguish pirate to an older bearded one that has clearly been on some unusual adventures, and then finally a skeleton that is glowing with various colors of energy.

Fortnite Season 8 Challenge Guide: Pirate Camps, Volcano Vents, And More

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Fortnite Season 8 Challenge Guide: Pirate Camps, Volcano Vents, And More

We're now in the first week of Fortnite Season 8, which means the rotation of weekly challenges has begun. If you're new to the game, here's a quick breakdown: complete challenges to earn experience, which levels up your Battle Pass and, as you ascend through the Battle Pass tiers, will grant you access to exclusive cosmetic unlocks.

As always, challenges are split into two categories. There's one set that is available to anyone playing the game. However, there's also a second set that is only available to players that have spent V-Bucks on a Battle Pass. In the free section, players will need to visit the new Pirate Camps, search chests in specific locations, and complete a multi-stage challenge that involves eliminating enemies with specific weapons.

The Battle Pass challenges, meanwhile, task players with visiting landmarks, using the new Volcano Vents in a number of different matches, weapon-specific eliminations, and dealing damage to vehicles. Take a look below for the full breakdown of Fortnite Season 8, Week 1's challenges.

Fortnite Season 8 Is Live: Pirates, Ninjas, And Ice Fiends Fight Over Treasure

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Epic Games has successfully launched Season 8 of Fortnite and there's a whole load of new content to enjoy. Importantly, however, a new world event has kicked off, and this will set the stage for everything that happens in Fortnite over the coming months.

"A monstrous volcano has appeared," Epic explains on the Fortnite website. "Freed from the Ice King's castle, the now-powerful Prisoner has brought fire and flame to Fortnite and its islands. Pirates, Ninjas, and a ship load of new fighters will tussle over treasure, battle with Pirate Cannons and uncover legendary loot."

That's right, finally, Pirates Vs. Ninjas in Fortnite. Of course, the arrival of these new factions along with the appearance of a giant volcano has had a significant impact on the island itself. As a result, there are new locations on the map: Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps. On top of that, Volcanic Vents have appeared around the island, and the gusts of air that they fire out can be used to launch yourself and your vehicles into the sky.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass: What Is It And How Do You Get One?

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Fortnite Season 8 is officially underway. As longtime fans of the wildly popular battle royale title will know, the new season breathes new life into the game by overhauling numerous aspects of the game. For Season 8 developer Epic has changed the island on which all the action takes place, introduced new gameplay features, and made quality of life improvements. However, for the dedicated Fortnite players the most exciting thing that Season 8 brings is a new Battle Pass.

For those that are jumping into Fortnite for the first time (hey, hello, welcome to the Fortnite party!), here’s a quick overview of what the Battle Pass is, what it offers, and how you can best make use of it to enjoy the coming weeks and months of playing Fortnite.

The Battle Pass is effectively the means by which players unlock new cosmetic items such as skins, emotes, wraps, gliders, and back bling—basically anything cool you see on other players running around the island. This is done by playing Fortnite; taking out enemy players and scoring Victory Royales, and completing the weekly challenges. The experience points you accrue while doing all this levels up the Battle Pass and, in turn, the cosmetics become available.