Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide (Dec. 18-25): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

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Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide (Dec. 18-25): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

Each week brings a shuffling of content to Destiny 2, and this week that includes another Ascendant Challenge along with a newly opened forge as part of the Black Armory expansion. The Ascendant Challenge, on the other hand, is not actually new--we're actually back to the fourth week of the cycle of challenges. But whether you've done it before or not, there's good reason to give it a shot, as Powerful gear awaits you as a reward. Here's where to go and what to do to complete the current Ascendant Challenge.

Before you try to tackle the Ascendant Challenge, the same requirements as always hold true; most notably, you need a Tincture of Queensfoil. This is a consumable item that you'll happen upon while playing in the Dreaming City, although you can also buy them. Using a Tincture gives you the Ascendance buff, which allows you to see a Taken portal. It's this portal you must go through to complete the Ascendant Challenge. Along with a Tincture, you have to grab the Ascendant Challenge bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City; it's through this that you actually get your Powerful gear.

Best Games Of 2018: Hitman 2

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Best Games Of 2018: Hitman 2

Over the next few days, we will reveal what we believe are the ten best games of 2018, organized by release date. Then on December 19, we will reveal which of the nominees gets to take home the coveted title of GameSpot's Game of the Year. So be sure to come back then for the big announcement, and in the meantime, follow along with all of our other end-of-the-year coverage collected in our Best of 2018 hub.

Your target is Sierra Knox, who, among other things, helped her father's technology company supply equipment used to kill civilian protesters. On this day, she's participating as a race car driver. You stealthily infiltrate her race team, aware of the opportunity to sabotage her car during a pit stop. But when the moment comes, you realize you lack the needed tool to do so, and so this particular chance slips by. When presented with the opening, you instead opt to take her out by shooting her. Or disguising yourself in a giant pink mascot costume and pushing her down an elevator shaft when you meet her under the guise of being a blackmailer. Or by throwing a briefcase that inexplicably and hilariously flies through the air to its designated target. Such is life in Hitman 2.

Best Games Of 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Best Games Of 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Over the next few days, we will reveal what we believe are the 10 best games of 2018, organized by release date. Then, on December 19, we will reveal which of the nominees gets to take home the coveted title of GameSpot's Game of the Year. So be sure to come back then for the big announcement, and in the meantime, follow along with all of our other end-of-the-year coverage collected in our Best of 2018 hub.

Over 70 unique characters from nearly 30 different video game franchises, with more to come. A refined combat system that is still exciting, still accessible, and still has a high skill ceiling. A number of varying modes to enjoy on your own or with others. An immense library of great video game music. There are so many wonderful things packed into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that, even in the short time between its release and our Best Of The Year discussions, it has filled us with an immense amount of joy.

Destiny 2's New Update Softens The Grind Up To 600--Here Are The Patch Notes

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The second week of Destiny 2's holiday event, The Dawning, is here with the December 18 weekly update, along with the third of the new Forge activities that are part of the game's most recent expansion, The Black Armory. Adding to the new and ongoing content is another of Bungie's quality-of-life updates to the game, and this one makes it easier for people who are behind on the endgame to catch up a little more quickly.

The primary focus of Update 2.1.3, which Bungie detailed on its blog, is a change to Prime Engrams for players who are below Power level 600, which is the character level cap for the Forsaken expansion. It's since been raised to 650 for all players to correspond with the release of The Black Armory, and if you want to play the new content that's part of the Destiny 2 annual pass, you need to get over 600. With Update 2.1.3, Prime Engrams will now drop at higher levels for players under 600, which will speed up their ascent to peak Power levels, as well as endgame content.

Apart from that change, the patch mostly includes a bunch of small fixes to various annoying bugs. For example, it reduces recoil for the SUROS machine gun Avalanche, which is one of the rewards for completing Dawning activities. The patch also allows you to get Black Armory bounties from Ada-1, even if you haven't completed a forge ignition first.