Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019 Update Outlines New Buffs And Nerfs

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Overwatch has kicked off its Lunar New Year 2019 event, marking the Year of the Pig. It brought the usual spate of nifty new skins and the return of a favorite game mode, while at the same time introducing a set of balance changes. As detailed in the latest patch notes, these mark some significant changes to particular characters.

First, though not tied to any changes, armor will now reduce damage to 3 instead of 5, capping at half. Blizzard notes that this will mostly impact heroes who fire in bursts. As an example the studio cites Soldier 76's Heavy Pulse Rifle, which will do 16 damage per shot instead of 14. It says that armor was just "a bit too strong overall, especially when heroes were being healed quickly and often."

Meanwhile, two characters have had their abilities slightly tweaked to nerf them. The armor from Brigitte's Rally has been capped at a maximum duration of 30 seconds. D. Va's Defense Matrix cooldown has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds. In both cases, the change is aimed at giving opponents a chance to respond around the triggering of the abilities.

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019 Update Outline New Buffs And Nerfs

about X hours ago from

Overwatch has kicked off its Lunar New Year 2019 event, marking the Year of the Pig. It brought the usual spate of nifty new skins and the return of a favorite game mode, while at the same time introducing a set of balance changes. As detailed in the latest patch notes, these mark some significant changes to particular characters.

First, though not tied to any changes, armor will now reduce damage to 3 instead of 5, capping at half. Blizzard notes that this will mostly impact heroes who fire in bursts. As an example the studio cites Soldier 76's Heavy Pulse Rifle, which will do 16 damage per shot instead of 14. It says that armor was just "a bit too strong overall, especially when heroes were being healed quickly and often."

Meanwhile, two characters have had their abilities slightly tweaked to nerf them. The armor from Brigitte's Rally has been capped at a maximum duration of 30 seconds. D. Va's Defense Matrix cooldown has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds. In both cases, the change is aimed at giving opponents a chance to respond around the triggering of the abilities.

Fortnite Week 8 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 7 Snowfall Challenge)

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Fortnite Week 8 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 7 Snowfall Challenge)

Season 7 of Fortnite may be winding down, but a lot has been happening in the lead up to Season 8 of Epic's popular battle royale game. On top of the ongoing Ice Storm event, which introduced its own set of daily tasks to complete, Epic has now rolled out Week 8's challenges across all platforms, the trickiest of which has players searching between a hatch, giant rocky lady, and a precarious flatbed. Per usual, completing these tasks will reward you with Battle Stars, which in turn will level your Battle Pass up and unlock Season 7 cosmetics and rewards.

Getting your hands on this season's new items is a good incentive to complete as many challenges as you can, but if you manage to finish all of the tasks from a given week, you'll also complete a Snowfall Challenge. Doing so will unlock another bonus: a special loading screen that features a subtle clue pointing you to a free Battle Star or Banner--depending on how many weekly sets of challenges you've completed--hiding somewhere around the island.

Survive The Horrifying Black Death In A Plague Tale: Innocence, Coming This Year

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Asobo Studio has released the first video in a web series to promote its upcoming game, A Plague Tale: Innocence. At the end of the video, Asobo announces that A Plague Tale will release on May 14.

The video also details the backstories for its protagonists, as well as how their journey will change them. As the name of the game implies, the core theme of A Plague Tale is innocence, and the game's young heroes will face the loss of theirs as they overcome numerous hardships, such as the act of needing to kill other people. In order to make this theme come through the game, Asobo made sure to recruit actors that closely matched the age of the characters they voiced, and tried to incorporate phrases and words that a teenager and child might use as opposed to an adult.

A Plague Tale is a puzzle survival game that has you control Amicia, a teenage noblewoman, as she and her younger brother, Hugo, try to survive 14th century France--a time when the Black Death was sweeping across Europe. How far Amicia is willing to go to both survive and protect Hugo is up to you, with the noble girl able to use her trusty sling to knock out enemies or kill them in gruesome ways. One of the more horrifying means of dispatching enemies is using fire to redirect plague rats at them, as the hungry mass of rodents will eat anything, whether it's alive or dead.

Netflix's She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power Season 2 Is Coming This Year

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A second season of She-Ra and the Princesses Of Power has been announced. The Netflix exclusive will be returning this year on April 26.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reboot of the 1980s She-Ra: Princess of Power, which is a spin-off of the popular He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series. The new Netflix animated series is helmed by Noelle Stevenson, with protagonist Adora and antagonist Catra respectively voiced by Elena of Avalor's Aimee Carrero and Steven Universe's AJ Michalka.

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Overwatch Skins For Lunar New Year 2019 Revealed

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Overwatch Skins For Lunar New Year 2019 Revealed

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019 - Year of the Pig

Overwatch's latest event, the annual Lunar New Year celebration, is now live. This event is modeled after Chinese culture, with references to important historical or cultural figures. The newly dubbed "Year of the Pig" will last through February 8.

The real star of any Overwatch event is the new cosmetic items, and this one is no different. The new skins largely pay homage to historical figures, especially Han dynasty generals: Lu Bu Reaper, Huang Zhong Hanzo, Guan Yu Reinhardt, and Zhang Fei Torbjorn. Others include Zhuge Liang Zenyatta and Hong Gildong Tracer, and the Epic skins Sanye Orisa and General Brigitte.

Past Lunar New Year skins are available again, along with other cosmetics like emotes and sprays. This year's event also brings back the capture-the-flag mode. This all comes alongside new patch notes and balance changes. Overall the update reduces the effect of armor, nerfs a couple of abilities for Brigitte and D. Va, and buffs Reaper.

The most recent Overwatch happening was an Ana-focused mini-event consisting of a short story and a single skin. Blizzard hasn't detailed how often it expects to do these smaller-scale events compares to the larger ones like the Lunar New Year and Winter Wonderland ones.