Fortnite Patch Notes (Today's 8.20 Update): What's New?

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The weekly rollout of new content in Fortnite: Battle Royale continues today with the release of content update v8.20. This new patch is out now and introduces a new limited-time mode centered around avoiding lava that is constantly rising. It also adds a new type of trap and makes numerous adjustments to other areas of the game, including weapons and the recently added Baller vehicle. Read on for a full breakdown of what's new, as well as a look at the patch notes.

As you can probably guess, The Floor Is Lava LTM involves players avoiding lava while gathering loot and taking on enemies. The lava starts out covering the low areas of the map and starts to rise a few minutes into the match. Once that begins, it will gradually rise and cover the entire map, forcing players to scramble for weapons and then seek the safety of the high ground. If you touch the lava, your health will be directly damaged and you'll be bounced up into the air, so avoiding it is essential. However, you can build on the lava, and you'll actually receive a "small number" of building materials throughout the match without having to scavenge for them.

Fortnite Patch Notes (8.20 Update): Poison Dart Traps, Floor Is Lava LTM, Baller Tweaks, And More

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Epic Games has released Fortnite patch 8.20, making a number of tweaks to how the game plays as well as introducing some new content, the highlight of which is a Limited-Time Mode called The Floor Is Lava. Here's a rundown on what's new and different, as well as the full patch notes for Battle Royale.

As you can probably guess, The Floor Is Lava LTM involves players avoiding lava while gathering loot and taking on enemies. The lava starts out covering the low areas of the map and starts to rise a few minutes into the match. Once that begins, it will gradually rise and cover the entire map, forcing players to scramble for weapons and then seek the safety of the high ground. If you touch the lava, your health will be directly damaged and you'll be bounced up into the air, so avoiding it is essential. However, you can build on the lava, and you'll actually receive a "small number" of building materials throughout the match without having to scavenge for them.

Epic has also introduced the Poison Dart Trap, which can be placed on floors, walls, ceilings. It can be triggered from three grid cells away and, when activated, will fire darts horizontally. Anyone hit by a dart will get damaged over time. The damage is applied directly to health, as poison bypasses shields.

The Games Confirmed To Be At PAX East 2019

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The Games Confirmed To Be At PAX East 2019

The Games of PAX East 2019

For many years, PAX has been a popular destination for fans and developers alike to share their passion for gaming. It's also an excellent place to put your finger on the pulse of what's new and exciting. With PAX East 2019 quickly approaching, taking place in Boston from March 28-31, GameSpot will be on location exploring the show floor to check out the latest games and share our thoughts for those who can't make it to the show this year.

To give you an idea of what to expect from PAX East 2019, we've put together a quick rundown of games that will make an appearance at the show. In addition to some new titles from Yacht Club Games and Devolver Digital, we're also seeing more gameplay from Streets of Rage 4 and the newest DLC for the roguelike Dead Cells. Over the course of the show, we'll be updating this gallery to include our thoughts on what we've played, and when you expect can play them. So with that, here are several games for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch that will be at PAX East 2019.

If you want to see more of GameSpot's coverage of PAX East 2019, including updates, videos, and the latest news, be sure to visit our hub page rounding up the best of the show.

Sekiro Headless Boss Guide: How To Beat Them, What Divine Confetti Does

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To those who did not heed the cryptic warning near the Underbridge Valley of the Ashina Outskirts in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you probably found yourself in for quite the surprise. The notorious and enigmatic mini-boss known as the Headless makes its home in a nearby cave and the first time you clash swords with him might have left you feeling dejected and possibly outright confused.

If you're eager to test your mettle against this mini-boss, we’ve got all the tips you need in this handy guide. We also run down the purpose of Divine Confetti, an item that can greatly increase your odds of success. If you haven't yet run into one and want to try your hand, we also have a guide to Headless locations and the rewards available if you emerged victorious.

The hardest yet most satisfying way to defeat a Headless is to parry all his attacks. However, he's a bit more tricky because some of his moves are slower than most enemies, and it's difficult to dodge or maneuver to run around with the fog that manifests around him.

Sekiro Headless Boss Guide: How To Beat Them And What Divine Confetti Does

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To those who did not heed the cryptic warning near the Underbridge Valley of the Ashina Outskirts in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you probably found yourself in for quite the surprise. The notorious and enigmatic mini-boss known as the Headless makes its home in a nearby cave and the first time you clash swords with him might have left you feeling dejected and possibly outright confused.

If you're eager to test your mettle against this mini-boss, we’ve got all the tips you need in this handy guide. We've also got plenty more guides for Sekiro, including a rundown of where to find every Shinobi Prosthetic, 14 tips to stop dying so much, and how to beat the Chained Ogre, Jozou the Drunkard, and the Blazing Bull.

The hardest yet most satisfying way to defeat a Headless is to parry all his attacks. However, he's a bit more tricky because some of his moves are slower than most enemies, and it's difficult to dodge or maneuver to run around with the fog that manifests around him.

Sekiro Headless Boss Guide: Locations And Rewards

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After encountering and killing your first Headless in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you'll likely have felt a wave of exhilaration. But like all great threats, it doesn't stop at once. That's right, there's actually multiple Headless in the game. And if you've taken it upon yourself to eliminate every single one, you're likely going to need help finding them all.

Below we detail the locations of each of the Headless, but if you'd like more a visual reference, refer to our guide video above (coming soon). We also highlight the rewards you get upon successfully vanquishing them. However, if you need help defeating Headless of any kind, be sure to check out our guide on how to take one down. We've also got plenty more guides for Sekiro, including a rundown of where to find every Shinobi Prosthetic, 14 tips to stop dying so much, and how to beat the Chained Ogre, Jozou the Drunkard, and the Blazing Bull.

Anthem Update Changes Loot But Creates New Complaints

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EA and BioWare have released the newest update for Anthem, and it's a big one. The update is now live and it adds several new features to the multiplayer-focused action game, including something called Legendary Missions, as well as changes to loot, Masterworks, Javelins, and quite a bit more. However, some players have already raised complaints about new problems involving loot that emerged since the update's release.

As detailed in the patch notes, Update 1.0.4 adds a new Legendary difficulty to critical path missions. From now on, one critical path mission per day will be available for repeated playthroughs. You can replay these missions on Legendary for an added challenge that requires "team coordination to achieve victory." The patch notes don't reveal whether the higher risk will necessarily always result in higher rewards.

Elysian Keys can now be earned as a reward for completing daily challenges in Anthem. In turn, these keys can open the Elysian Caches that appear at the end of every Stronghold mission. Caches hold vanity items--there is a unique assortment of 67 vinyls, victory poses, emotes, and arrivals--and crafting materials. In the patch notes, EA promises that you will "never get a duplicate vanity item" from an Elysian Cache.