Fortnite Update 7.30 Adds Chiller Grenade; Patch Notes Released

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Fortnite Update 7.30 Adds Chiller Grenade; Patch Notes Released

Epic Games continues to iterate on its hit battle royale game Fortnite, and today is no different with the release of update 7.30 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, iOS, and Android. The update adds a new item named the chiller grenade, a new 'Solid Gold' limited-time mode, and controller support for mobile players.

The chiller grenade knocks enemies back, causing them to slide along the ground. Be warned, though: it also affects teammates and vehicles, and will cause them to slip around with icy feet or wheels for seven seconds. Chiller grenades can be found in common rarities only inside vending machines and as floor loot; they drop in stacks of three with a max stack size of six. Fortnite's latest LTM, meanwhile, is Solid Gold, a game mode where all weapon spawns are legendary, with increased material gathering.

Update 7.30's final big feature is the much-anticipated addition of controller support for mobile players, as well as the introduction of 60 Hz gameplay on select Android models. Most Bluetooth gamepads can be used with Android phones, while iOS players can use MFi controller brands such as Gamevice and Steelseries. Take a look at the full patch notes below, via Epic Games.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Update 7.30 Adds Chiller Grenade; Patch Notes Released

about X hours ago from
Fortnite: Battle Royale Update 7.30 Adds Chiller Grenade; Patch Notes Released

Epic Games continues to iterate on its hit battle royale game Fortnite, and today is no different with the release of update 7.30 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, iOS, and Android. The update adds a new item named the chiller grenade, a new 'Solid Gold' limited-time mode, and controller support for mobile players.

The chiller grenade knocks enemies back, causing them to slide along the ground. Be warned, though: it also affects teammates and vehicles, and will cause them to slip around with icy feet or wheels for seven seconds. Chiller grenades can be found in common rarities only inside vending machines and as floor loot; they drop in stacks of three with a max stack size of six. Fortnite's latest LTM, meanwhile, is Solid Gold, a game mode where all weapon spawns are legendary, with increased material gathering.

Update 7.30's final big feature is the much-anticipated addition of controller support for mobile players, as well as the introduction of 60 Hz gameplay on select Android models. Most Bluetooth gamepads can be used with Android phones, while iOS players can use MFi controller brands such as Gamevice and Steelseries. Take a look at the full patch notes below, via Epic Games.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Update v7.30 Adds Chiller Grenade; Patch Notes Released

about X hours ago from
Fortnite: Battle Royale Update v7.30 Adds Chiller Grenade; Patch Notes Released

Epic Games continues to iterate on its hit battle royale game Fortnite, and today is no different with the release of update 7.30 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, iOS, and Android. The patch adds a new item named the chiller grenade, a new 'Solid Gold' limited-time mode, and controller support for mobile players; read on for the full patch notes.

The chiller grenade knocks enemies back, causing them to slide along the ground. Be warned, though: it also affects teammates and vehicles, and will cause them to slip around with icy feet or wheels for seven seconds. Chiller grenades can be found in common rarities only inside vending machines and as floor loot; they drop in stacks of three with a max stack size of six. Fortnite's latest LTM, meanwhile, is Solid Gold, a game mode where all weapon spawns are legendary, with increased material gathering.

Update 7.30's final big feature is the much-anticipated addition of controller support for mobile players, as well as the introduction of 60 Hz gameplay on select Android models. Most Bluetooth gamepads can be used with Android phones, while iOS players can use MFi controller brands such as Gamevice and Steelseries. Take a look at the full patch notes below, via Epic Games.

Genesis Alpha One Review - Drifting Without Direction

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Genesis Alpha One Review - Drifting Without Direction

Genesis Alpha One's ambitions are made clear from the moment you begin constructing the vessel meant to act as an ark for humanity's survival. You're alone in space, searching for a planet hospitable enough to act as a new home. But getting there is no easy task. You need to juggle the expansion of your ship, the maintenance of its existing modules and the living conditions of your growing crew of clones, and that's when you're not mining for new resources, fending off alien infestations, or tending to crew job assignments. The problem with Genesis Alpha One isn't that all of these systems buckle under the weight of their interconnectivity--it's that none of them are that engaging to interact with in the first place.

Genesis Alpha One contains a mixture of strategic shipbuilding and the more personal exploration of your ship and surrounding planets through a first-person view. Your ship can be thought of as a moving command center; it's where you construct new modules to scan and scavenge resources from nearby debris, hangars for ships to explore nearby planets and biomes to sustain life onboard as you expand your crew of barely indistinguishable clones. When not making changes to your ship, you explore the hallways of your creation or join crews on missions to planets for resource scavenging.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Ships 3 Million Copies In A Week

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The new Resident Evil 2 Remake for PS4, Xbox One, and PC is a huge hit. Capcom has announced that the game hit 3 million copies shipped worldwide in its first week.

Capcom also announced that the entire Resident Evil franchise has now pushed 88 million units shipped since the series debuted back in 1996. It also updated the sales performance for Resident Evil 7, confirming that it has reached 6 million copies shipped.

Unsurprisingly, Resident Evil is Capcom's biggest franchise based on total units shipped.

Hank's Beer From Breaking Bad, Schraderbrau, Might Become Real

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A fictional beer from the Breaking Bad universe might be tapped for a real-life promotion.

Sony Pictures Television, the production company behind Vince Gilligan's celebrated crime drama, has filed a handful of trademark applications that suggest some kind of real version of the character Hank Schrader's in-universe home-made beer, Schraderbrau, may be produced in real life.

One of the trademark applications filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office this month is for a beer called Schraderbrau. Another one is for "Luminous signs," yet another covers drinking glasses and bottle openers, and the fourth is for t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats.

Star Wars: C-3PO Actor Finishes Filming Episode 9

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It looks like Star Wars: Episode XI is coming along. Actor Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, tweeted that today, January 28, was his final day on set for the big-budget sci-fi film.

"I'll miss everyone, but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world," Daniels wrote, giving nothing away about the story. It's not immediately clear if other actors have finished filming their scenes as well.

Today was 3PO's last on Episode IX. He's sad - so am I. But we're so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by J.J. & Kathy. I'll miss everyone but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world.

Fortnite Server Issues Are Preventing Players From Logging Into The Game

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Fortnite Server Issues Are Preventing Players From Logging Into The Game

Online services issues are afflicting Fortnite players, apparently making it impossible to login to the game. As many took to Twitter to voice their frustrations, developer Epic Games acknowledged the problem and said it was working on a solution.

Many players seem to be dealing with an error message when trying to enter Fortnite, but judging from the ongoing discussion on social media, many who were already logged into the game already are continuing to play. But those trying to sign on are encountering trouble at the title screen, which claims some users don't have permission to play the game. The trouble seems to be affecting all versions of the game.

According to Epic Games' online services status page, game services, logins, and the Epic Games Store website are all suffering a "major outage" as of this writing. "We have identified an issue with logins and some players may have trouble connecting to Epic Games services," Epic wrote on the page. "We will keep you updated as we work towards a resolution."

Fortnite Servers Down, Preventing Players From Logging Into The Game

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Fortnite Servers Down, Preventing Players From Logging Into The Game

Online services issues are afflicting Fortnite players, apparently making it impossible to login to the game. As many took to Twitter to voice their frustrations, developer Epic Games acknowledged the problem and said it was working on a solution.

Many players seem to be dealing with an error message when trying to enter Fortnite, but judging from the ongoing discussion on social media, many who were already logged into the game already are continuing to play. But those trying to sign on are encountering trouble at the title screen, which claims some users don't have permission to play the game. The trouble seems to be affecting all versions of the game.

According to Epic Games' online services status page, game services, logins, and the Epic Games Store website are all suffering a "major outage" as of this writing. "We have identified an issue with logins and some players may have trouble connecting to Epic Games services," Epic wrote on the page. "We will keep you updated as we work towards a resolution."

New Rainbow Six Siege Update Rebalances 6 Operatores; Full Patch Notes Listed

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Ubisoft has announced the full patch notes for the upcoming February update for Rainbow Six: Siege. The Y3S4.2 Patch will launch first for PC on February 5, before also coming to consoles on February 6.

This new update is primarily geared at rebalancing Operators based on how often they're picked and their win rate. Each Operator's performance after the last update is outline in a blog post on Siege's main website. Currently, Caveira has too high a win rate, and Ubisoft said it's getting reports of people referring to her as "frustrating to play against." She's receiving fairly large changes as a result, with a decrease to her damage output and an increase to the amount of recoil she has to deal with.

Clash is also getting some rather drastic changes. Ubisoft is "not satisfied" with the Operator, as the adjustments made to her in the last update did little to improve her underperformance. Thus, Clash is being further buffed, with the fire rate of her signature weapon increasing to full auto. This, along with a few other changes, should make Clash a more viable option for players, as they are designed to make her strong enough to hold out on her own until her teammates arrive to assist.