Fortnite 7.40 Content Update: Driftboard, Infantry Rifle, Driftin' LTE, And More

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Fortnite 7.40 Content Update: Driftboard, Infantry Rifle, Driftin' LTE, And More

Epic Games has released a new content update for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The update introduces a new weapon and item, as well as a couple of Limited Time Events (LTE). Undoubtedly the biggest addition is the Driftboard, which lets players "catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode."

There's also some fresh firepower in the form of the Infantry Rifle, which offers precision fire downrange. The new Driftin' LTE is an opportunity to make good use of the Driftboard, as it has a racing element to its gameplay. If you're after something a little more chaotic, Catch mode removes all guns, but leaves in grenades and other items that can be thrown at enemies. Take a look at the full patch notes below to see all the new content coming to Fortnite's battle royale mode. You can head to the official Fortnite website to see what's new with the Save The World and Creative modes.

Gear up and grab a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drop, meet up with your team, then race to eliminate the enemies. Last team standing wins!

Fortnite Patch Notes (7.40 Content Update): Driftboard, Driftin' LTM, And More

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Fortnite Patch Notes (7.40 Content Update): Driftboard, Driftin' LTM, And More

Epic Games has released a new patch for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The 7.40 content update introduces a new item, as well as a couple of Limited-Time Modes. Undoubtedly the biggest addition is the Driftboard, which lets players "catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode."

The Dirftboard is only a "limited-time item," and we don't know how long it will stick around for. Whatever the case, you can do a variety of things while riding--fire your weapons, use consumables, loot, and revive allies--but you can't build. You'll find Driftboards located "all around the map."

The new Driftin' LTM is an opportunity to make good use of the Driftboard, as it has a racing element to its gameplay. If you're after something a little more chaotic, Catch mode removes all guns, but leaves in grenades and other items that can be thrown at enemies. Take a look at the full patch notes below to see all the new content coming to Fortnite's battle royale mode. You can head to the official Fortnite website to see what's new with the Save The World and Creative modes.

Fortnite Patch Notes (Content Update 7.40): Driftboard And What's New

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Fortnite Patch Notes (Content Update 7.40): Driftboard And What's New

Epic Games has released a new patch for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The 7.40 content update introduces a new item that we've been waiting months to see, as well as a couple of Limited-Time Modes. Here's everything that's new in today's patch.

Undoubtedly the biggest addition is the Driftboard, which was originally announced late last year but never made it into the game. It lets players "catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode." The Driftboard is only a "limited-time item," and we don't know how long it will stick around for. Whatever the case, you can do a variety of things while riding--fire your weapons, use consumables, loot, and revive allies--but you can't build. You'll find Driftboards located "all around the map."

The new Driftin' LTM is an opportunity to make good use of the Driftboard, as it has a racing element to its gameplay. If you're after something a little more chaotic, Catch mode removes all guns, but leaves in grenades and other items that can be thrown at enemies. Take a look at the full patch notes below to see all the new content coming to Fortnite's battle royale mode. You can head to the official Fortnite website to see what's new with the Save The World and Creative modes.

PS Vita To End Production Soon (In Japan, At Least)

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Sony will soon cease production of the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The company revealed the news on the PlayStation Japan website, where it was confirmed both remaining models of the handheld will be discontinued soon.

While Sony has not confirmed what this means for the handheld in the West, the writing has been on the wall for a while. In May 2018, physical PS Vita games were discontinued in the US and Europe, while incoming PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said in June 2017--when he was head of PlayStation in Europe--that the Vita was "not an active line" outside of Japan.

The Vita launched in Japan in late 2011 before being released elsewhere in early 2012. A smaller, lighter model was released in 2013 in Japan and the following year in other parts of the world.

New Apex Legends Patch Addresses Crashes

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Respawn Entertainment has released a patch for Apex Legends, its wildly popular battle royale title. The patch, which was detailed on Reddit, is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Generally, it is focused on reducing crashes and addressing gameplay bugs.

Players on Sony's console shouldn't have a more stable experience, as Respawn has addressed an issue with GPU hangs and also resolved crashes that happened when a button was pressed in the loading process. An issue where players would occasionally move slower after a revive has also been resolved, as has one that caused crashes because of Mirage's special ability. Finally, on Xbox One, crashes related to Gibraltar's Epic skin have been addressed. Take a look at the full patch notes below.

Apex Legends launched on February 4, somewhat unexpectedly. The game has taken the world by storm and hit 25 million players in its first week of availability and, at one point, reached "well over" 2 million peak concurrent players. Of course, Fortnite is still very much the genre leader, with 200 million players and a peak concurrent record of 8.3 million players, but it's been a very strong start for Apex Legends in a highly competitive genre.

Apex Legends Update: Patch Notes Address Crashes

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Apex Legends Update: Patch Notes Address Crashes

Respawn Entertainment has released an update for Apex Legends, its wildly popular battle royale title. The patch, which was detailed on Reddit, is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Generally, it is focused on reducing crashes and addressing gameplay bugs.

Players on Sony's console shouldn't have a more stable experience, as Respawn has addressed an issue with GPU hangs and also resolved crashes that happened when a button was pressed in the loading process. An issue where players would occasionally move slower after a revive has also been resolved, as has one that caused crashes because of Mirage's special ability. Finally, on Xbox One, crashes related to Gibraltar's Epic skin have been addressed. Take a look at the full patch notes below.

Apex Legends launched on February 4, somewhat unexpectedly. The game has taken the world by storm and hit 25 million players in its first week of availability and, at one point, reached "well over" 2 million peak concurrent players. Of course, Fortnite is still very much the genre leader, with 200 million players and a peak concurrent record of 8.3 million players, but it's been a very strong start for Apex Legends in a highly competitive genre.

Black Ops 4’s Operation Grand Heist Adds Car Chases And A Gorilla, Coming This Week

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting a big update, and it's coming to PS4 first this week. Operation Grand Heist adds new characters, outfits, maps, and a lot more. A lengthy trailer (above) sped through all the new content, but it's so jam-packed you could blink and miss something.

Grand Heist will bring back the Outrider Specialist, and introduce a new Blackout mode map called Ghost Town. Those who own the Black Ops Pass will also get two new multiplayer maps, Casino and Lockup, along with an exclusive Cosmic Silverback character for use in Blackout.

The trailer teases two new modes, called One in the Chamber and Hot Pursuit. It also promises that more outfits, weapons, vehicles, and camos are on the way. In the briefest flash, it also teases something happening with the Zombies mode as a ghoulish figure rushes the screen for a split-second.

New Xbox Games With Gold For February 2019 Available Now

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The month's mid-point has come, which means that the Xbox Games With Gold have cycled over into the next set. February's previous games are still available through the end of the month, while this new batch will be available to download through mid-March.

On Xbox One, Super Bomberman R joins the line-up next to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, which went up earlier this month. Super Bomberman is an action game that pays homage to the classic series, having you set bombs and traps against friends and foes alike in a maze-like environment. Curse of the Moon is modeled after classic Castlevania games and serves as a prequel to the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Meanwhile, the classic Xbox game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has joined the service, replacing Assassin's Creed Rogue. This is an unusual example of an original Xbox game rotating instead of one for Xbox 360, but it's well-regarded among Star Wars fans.

Netflix's The Punisher And Jessica Jones Canceled, But Marvel Gives Fans Hope For Return

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Netflix's The Punisher and Jessica Jones series' have been canceled. Deadline reports that Season 3 of Jessica Jones will still air on the streaming service, but it will mark the end of her run. The Punisher, meanwhile, will not return, having had Season 2 release on Netflix in January 2019.

This seemingly brings Marvel and Netflix's relationship as it pertains to creating new shows to an end. The streaming service has already called time on its Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist shows, which means The Defenders are no more. Netflix has indicated that the shows will remain on Netflix for subscribers to watch, however.

"Marvel's The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix," reads a statement issued to Deadline. "Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.