Fortnite Week 6 Challenges: Find Chilly Gnomes, Weapon Damage Bug, And More

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Fortnite Week 6 Challenges: Find Chilly Gnomes, Weapon Damage Bug, And More

We're now in Week 6 of Fortnite Season 7, which means there's another batch of those oh-so-precious Battle Stars to unlock. The best way to do that is to complete challenges, which in turn will net you them and level up your Battle Pass, thus bringing you one step closer to unlocking new cosmetics.

[Update: Epic has confirmed reports of issues with a Hard-difficulty Week 6 challenge, which asks you to deal damage with different weapons in a single match. After launching an investigation into the issue, it has identified that the problem occurs only in modes where respawns are allowed. It plans to fix this in a future update, but if you're eager to complete the challenge now, you'll have to do so in a mode without respawns.]

If you're new to this, firstly, hello, how's it going? What have you been up to? Secondly, let's get you up to speed on how it all works. Challenge are split into two categories, with the first being available to any and all Fortnite players, while the second is exclusive to players that have spent V-Bucks to get the premium version of the pass. Naturally, you'll still be able to get a few Battle Stars by doing the free challenges, but if you really want to get those cosmetic unlocks faster, the premium pass is the way to go.

Fallout 76 Patch Has More Than 150 Fixes, And It's Coming Sooner Than Expected

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Fallout 76's first big patch of the New Year is coming sooner than expected. Bethesda announced today that the previously announced patch will begin its rollout tomorrow, January 10, instead of January 14 as announced previously.

The patch will launch be released on January 10 at 9 AM ET for PC. It'll come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One "early next week," Bethesda said in a tweet.

⚠️ Update: We are planning to release the PC version of next week's #Fallout76 patch tomorrow at 9am ET with consoles to follow early next week. https://t.co/uxOluf216l

Fallout 76 Patch Notes: Update Out Now On PC, Next Week On PS4/Xbox One

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Fallout 76's first big patch of the new year is coming sooner than expected. Bethesda announced today that the previously announced patch will begin its rollout tomorrow, January 10, instead of January 14 as announced previously. [Update: The new update is out now, and the full list of patch notes follow below. They should be mostly the same for the upcoming console release, and you can read on to find out everything it does.]

The patch will launch be released on January 10 at 9 AM ET for PC. It'll come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One "early next week," Bethesda said in a tweet. The Fallout 76 patch will feature "150 fixes," Bethesda said, and the patch notes will be released on January 10 alongside its release for PC.

On a high level, Bethesda said the update will "address many issues raised by the community as well as continue focus on improving performance and stability."

New Marvel TV Shows For Scarlet Witch And Vision Find A Writer

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More details have come to light about the new Marvel shows for Scarlet Witch and Vision. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the writers of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, Jac Schaeffer, has been hired to write the new shows for Disney.

Schaeffer will also serve as the showrunner for both programs, which will air on Disney's new streaming network, Disney+. As rumoured, the actors who play Vision and Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies, Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson, are expected to reprise their roles for the new streaming shows.

Schaeffer also wrote the screenplay for the Black Widow movie starring Scarlet Johansson. Her ties to Disney and Marvel run deeper still, as she also co-wrote the script for the Frozen short Olaf's Frozen Adventure.

Marvel's New Vision And Scarlet Witch TV Show Finds A Writer

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More details have come to light about the new Marvel show featuring Scarlet Witch and Vision. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the writers of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, Jac Schaeffer, has been hired to write the new show for Disney.

Schaeffer will also serve as the showrunner for the program, which will air on Disney's new streaming network, Disney+. As rumoured, the actors who play Vision and Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies, Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson, are expected to reprise their roles for the new streaming show.

Schaeffer also wrote the screenplay for the Black Widow movie starring Scarlet Johansson. Her ties to Disney and Marvel run deeper still, as she also co-wrote the script for the Frozen short Olaf's Frozen Adventure.

Here's How Much Money Candy Crush Makes Compared To Fortnite And Pokemon Go On Mobile

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While a lot of the talk in gaming, including mobile gaming, today is focused understandably on Fortnite, it is not the biggest money-maker out there, it seems.

Sensor Tower reports that the Candy Crush series of mobile games collectively made more than $1.5 billion in revenue from microtransactions in 2018 across iOS and Android. That works out to a staggering $4.2 million USD spent per day on average.

Candy Crush Saga, the 2012 original game, made $945 million by itself, which is very impressive for a game that is more than six years old. Its $945 million accounted for 63 percent of the total $1.5 billion that people spent on Candy Crush mobile games in 2018.

World Of Warcraft Adds Stan Lee Cameo

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Blizzard has added a tribute to the late comics legend Stan Lee in World of Warcraft. A new NPC can be found wandering around sporting Lee's iconic mustache and aviator lenses, as long as you know where to look.

WowHead reports that the 8.1.5 patch in the Public Test Realm adds "Stanley," a thin man with grey-white hair and sunglasses, and saying "Excelsior!" So far he's only been spotted in Stormwind, sporting the colors and armor of the Alliance. But a little digging into the update pulled up two other Stanley character models: one in neutral colors without armor, and another wearing Horde gear.

This isn't the first time World of Warcraft has paid tribute to a celebrity. Blizzard similarly memorialized Robin Williams, himself an avid WoW player, after his death.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About AMD Partnership For "Future Platforms" At CES 2019

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During AMD's CES 2019 keynote, Xbox boss Phil Spencer went on stage to talk about the continued partnership between the two companies. Most notable is his mention of "future platforms" which teases AMD's technology will be used in the CPU for Microsoft's next console, much like Xbox One.

"As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way," Spencer said. "As we look forward to future platforms that we're building and work that we're doing, the partnership and the innovations that we've seen in the past have led to what we've been able to do today, I think they're going to be critically important to our future endeavors. I'm really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future."

In December 2018, Microsoft insider Brad Sams reported that the next Xbox, codenamed Scorpio, would release in 2020 and use AMD's next-generation GPU and a Zen 2 processor. Spencer's speech at CES is the closest we've come to a confirmation that any of that information is true.