Fortnite Server Downtime Coming Soon To Prepare For Update 7.40

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Fortnite's upcoming 7.40 update, as with most Fortnite patches, is sure to change the game's meta with its introduction of new items and weapons. However, developer Epic Games has warned players the game's servers will be brought offline for an as yet unconfirmed duration while the company implements the changes.

Epic confirmed on Twitter that server downtime will begin on February 13 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 8 PM AET. We already know some of what's included in the update: a new gun called the Infantry Rifle is on its way "soon" and will almost certainly arrive with version 7.40. In addition, Epic is increasing the reload time for Rocket Launchers and reducing the amount of structure damage Hand Cannons deal, while the Stormwing vehicle will no longer be able to crash through structures. The full list of changes will be available after the update drops.

On top of that, a new set of Overtime challenges will be available following the 7.40 update. Epic hasn't shared any details yet on what these missions will entail, but they're part of the recently announced Share the Love event, and they'll give players an opportunity to earn five new Valentine's Day-themed rewards. Battle Pass holders will also be able to unlock new styles of the Trog, Powder, and Onesie skins.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 8 Gaming Presents For That Special Someone

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 8 Gaming Presents For That Special Someone


Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you're the kind of person who likes to get into the spirit of calendar-mandated love, you'll no doubt be thinking about what gifts you can purchase for that special someone in your life. Sure, you could opt for the ol' low-effort Valentine's Day survival kit of flowers and chocolate, but why not consider something a little more fun? Something video game-related, because there's nothing more fun than video games. NOTHING.

The good thing about this approach is that, between the games, digital store credit, accessories, and plethora of merch, it's pretty easy to find a gift that's either cool, quirky, or useful. So, we've put together a list of potential gift ideas that you can either pick up or use as inspiration. And, to make things a little more worth your while, each entry in this gallery will also include an interesting fact related to Valentine's Day, so you can also give the gift of knowledge. Because there's nothing more attractive than knowledge. NOTHING.

Crackdown 3 Multiplayer Not Playable With Friends At Launch, Microsoft Confirms

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Crackdown 3's release date is nearly here, but an already troubled development doesn't appear to be getting any easier for Microsoft. The publisher has confirmed to GameSpot that playing Crackdown 3 multiplayer with friends will not be possible when the game launches on February 15.

"Players will soon be able to take full advantage of the Xbox platform's Party features so they can experience the fully destructible environments in Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone with friends," a Microsoft spokesperson stated. "We are always looking for ways to improve our fans' experience, and party functionality will be enabled with an upcoming title update along with our soon to be announced post-launch content."

Wrecking Zone is the name of Crackdown 3's multiplayer segment, which was recently available in beta for Xbox Insiders--this is when the inability to invite friends was discovered. Otherwise, we were impressed by Crackdown 3's multiplayer.

Crackdown 3 Multiplayer Is Unplayable With Friends At Launch, Microsoft Confirms

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Crackdown 3's release date is nearly here, but an already troubled development doesn't appear to be getting any easier for Microsoft. The publisher has confirmed to GameSpot that playing Crackdown 3 multiplayer with friends will not be possible when the game launches on February 15.

"Players will soon be able to take full advantage of the Xbox platform's Party features so they can experience the fully destructible environments in Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone with friends," a Microsoft spokesperson stated. "We are always looking for ways to improve our fans' experience, and party functionality will be enabled with an upcoming title update along with our soon to be announced post-launch content."

Wrecking Zone is the name of Crackdown 3's multiplayer segment, which was recently available in beta for Xbox Insiders--this is when the inability to invite friends was discovered. Otherwise, we were impressed by Crackdown 3's multiplayer.

Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Tomorrow, Will Have New Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details

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Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Tomorrow, Will Have New Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details

Nintendo has confirmed it will host its first Nintendo Direct of 2019 tomorrow, on February 13. It is scheduled to take place at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT / 9 AM on February 14, AEST. It is set to last "roughly 35 minutes" and will deliver "information on upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, including new details on Fire Emblem: Three Houses."

As per usual, the Direct will be available to watch on Nintendo's on website, as well as through its YouTube channel. Fire Emblem: Three Houses was first announced at E3 2018 with a Spring 2019 release window. However, Nintendo hasn't discussed the title since, so this will be the first instance we're given detailed information about the title since its reveal.

Beyond Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nintendo is also developing Yoshi's Crafted World, Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, and Kirby for Nintendo Switch. It has not officially confirmed that these titles will be discussed during the Direct, however.

New Switch Nintendo Direct Confirmed, Will Have Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details

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New Switch Nintendo Direct Confirmed, Will Have Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details

Nintendo has confirmed it will host its first Nintendo Direct of 2019 on February 13. It is scheduled to take place at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT / 9 AM on February 14, AEST. It is set to last "roughly 35 minutes" and will deliver "information on upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, including new details on Fire Emblem: Three Houses."

As per usual, the Direct will be available to watch on Nintendo's on website, as well as through its YouTube channel. Fire Emblem: Three Houses was first announced at E3 2018 with a spring 2019 release window. However, Nintendo hasn't discussed the title since, so this will be the first instance we're given detailed information about the title since its reveal.

Beyond Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nintendo is also developing Yoshi's Crafted World, Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch. It has not officially confirmed that these titles will be discussed during the Direct, however.

Red Sonja Movie Delayed Following Director Controversy

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Despite being fired from the production of the hit Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, in September last year director Bryan Singer was announced as director of fantasy movie Red Sonja. However, following various allegations of sexual assault against Singer, it has been reported that the project has been delayed by producers Millennium Films.

According to Variety, the movie was set to start shooting in Bulgaria this year. However, a spokeswoman for Millennium confirmed that the movie is no longer on the studio's slate and plans for its production have been postponed. In addition, distribution rights are no longer for sale at the European Film Market, which is currently taking place in Berlin.

Last month, The Atlantic published a story in which Singer was accused of sexual assault on the set of his 1999 movie Apt Pupil and of sleeping with under-age boys. Singer has denied all charges against him. In addition, Singer was fired by Fox from Bohemian Rhapsody in December 2017 after repeated absences from the set. Singer is also known as the director of several X-Men movies, including the original 2000 film and 2017's X-Men: Apocalypse.

Aquaman 2 Is Happening, Brings Back Original Writer - Report

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2018's Aquaman brought in more than $1.1 billion at the box office, making it one of the most commercially successful movies of the year. Success at that level pretty much guaranteed a sequel would happen, and now Warner Bros. is reportedly starting to lay the groundwork for it.

According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has hired the first movie's co-writer, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, to come back to write the script for the sequel. However, it's unclear if James Wan, who directed the first Aquaman, will return for the follow-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan is in the midst of making a deal with Warner Bros. to produce the sequel, however.

With more than $1.1 billion globally at the box office, Aquaman is DC's biggest hit since The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. It was reported that Warner Bros. would make Aquaman 2 before the first movie even hit theatres, so it is no surprise at all that the film is advancing through the early stages of development.