Fortnite Patch Notes (Update 7.40): Overtime Challenges, New Weapon, And What's New

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Fortnite Patch Notes (Update 7.40): Overtime Challenges, New Weapon, And What's New

Following a delay, Epic Games has released update 7.40 for Fortnite. With its release, the company has released the full patch detailing exactly what's being added, tweaked, or changed. The headline features for the update are the start of the Valentine's Surprise event, which rewards those who complete 13 Overtime Challenges with a free Battle Pass for Season 8.

Another big new feature added as part of the update is Gifting which, for a limited time starting now and lasting until February 22, lets players send the Heartspan Glider to someone else for free. The Glider will be free until Friday, February 15 at 7 PM ET.

A new weapon has also been introduced: the Infantry Rifle. There are Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants of it, which deal 41, 43, and 45 damage, respectively; land a headshot, and that damage is doubled. If you want to give it a try, you'll find it as floor loot or in chests and vending machines. It uses medium ammo and doesn't experience damage falloff, making it a useful weapon at long range.

The Last Jedi Director Confirms He's Still Working On New Star Wars Trilogy

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A rumor popped up today that claimed Rian Johnson would no longer work on the previously announced new Star Wars trilogy. However, that's a bunch of baloney.

Johnson himself clarified on Twitter that he's still working on the new trilogy of Star Wars movies that will follow Episode 9 later this year. "No, it isn't true," he said of the rumors.

The rumour seemed to stem from the site SuperBroMovies. Responding to the origin of the rumour, Johnson said he's shooting down the rumor "with all due respect to the movie bros, who I'm sure are lovely kind bros with good fraternal intentions."

Jump Force Review - A Little Too Shonen

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Jump Force Review - A Little Too Shonen

Jump Force is a celebration of 50 years of Weekly Shonen Jump manga, featuring nearly four dozen fighters from 16 of the magazine's most iconic stories. Bandai Namco's arena tag-team fighting game borrows plenty of elements from its source materials, for better and worse. Although Jump Force's campaign story drags on for way too long and ignores what could have been interesting character interactions in favor of repeated excuses for everyone to punch the crap out of each other, its combat is an enjoyable dance between two teams of fighters--thanks to the game's excellent mechanics and flashy visuals.

God Of War Wins Game Of The Year At DICE Awards

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The 22nd D.I.C.E. Awards took place in Las Vegas tonight, and Sony's God of War was a big winner. The PlayStation 4 exclusive took home nine total awards, including the highly coveted overall Game of the Year.

In addition to that award, God of War won Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement in Character (Kratos), and Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction.

God of War wasn't the only game that won multiple awards, as Celeste picked up Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game. Florence won Portable Game of the Year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took home Fighting Game of the Year, and Monster Hunter: World picked up Role-Playing Game of the Year. Fortnite, meanwhile, won for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay. Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 won for Outstanding Technical Achievement, but that was the only award it took home tonight.

Apex Legends Update Causes Xbox One Issues With Mirage, Caustic, And Skins

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The new Apex Legends update released on Wednesday has apparently caused some issues on Xbox One. Developer Respawn announced that it discovered an "unfortunate issue" related to the Through the Heart DMR skin, which was released as part of the Valentine's Day-themed update, as well as some skins and the two unlockable Legends characters, Caustic and Mirage.

Respawn has disabled the three troubles skins--Through the Heart Valentines DMR skin, and Gibraltar's Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins--as it investigates the issue, which only appears to be affect Xbox One and not PlayStation 4 or PC.

Separate from this, and more meaningful due to its impact on gameplay, is an unrelated problem related to the two characters who are not unlocked by default: Caustic and Mirage. Respawn says some players on Xbox One are unable to use the characters after unlocking them. There's no word on when the issue might be resolved.

Apex Legends Update Caused Crashes On Xbox One, Skins Removed While Dev Investigates

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The new Apex Legends update released today caused some issues on Xbox One, it seems. Developer Respawn announced that it discovered an "unfortunate issue" related to the Through the Heart DMR skin, which was released today in the Valentine's Day update, as well as Gibraltar Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins that are causing crashes.

Respawn disabled the skins as it investigates the issue, which only appears to be affect Xbox One and not PlayStation 4 or PC.

Hey all. We discovered an unfortunate issue with the Through the Heart Valentines DMR skin, Gibraltar's Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins that are causing crashes on Xbox One. We've disabled the skins while we investigate.

Apex Legends Update: Issues Reported On Xbox One

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The new Apex Legends update released today caused some issues on Xbox One, it seems. Developer Respawn announced that it discovered an "unfortunate issue" related to the Through the Heart DMR skin, which was released today in the Valentine's Day update, as well as Gibraltar Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins that are causing crashes.

Respawn disabled the skins as it investigates the issue, which only appears to be affect Xbox One and not PlayStation 4 or PC. Another issue has also been reported, and it sounds significant, too. Some players are unable to use the unlockable Caustic and Mirage characters.

Hey all. We discovered an unfortunate issue with the Through the Heart Valentines DMR skin, Gibraltar's Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins that are causing crashes on Xbox One. We've disabled the skins while we investigate.

The New Dune Movie's Cast Gets Even Better With Another Huge Name

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The new Dune movie from Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve continues to add to its already incredibly star-studded cast. According to Variety, veteran actor Josh Brolin has joined the movie to play Gurney Halleck. The Thanos actor joins an already star-studded cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Rampling, and Stellan Skarsgard.

Halleck is a mentor to Chalamet's character. He was played by Patrick Stewart in the 1984 film.

The movie is based on the Frank Herbert 1965 novel. David Lynch directed the first Dune movie in 1984; it was not a commercial success but it gained a cult reputation. A mini-series for TV was produced in the early 2000s on the Syfy channel.