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.

New Anthem Update Adds Loot Changes And Legendary Missions

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EA has released the full patch notes for the newest update for Anthem. The update is now live and it adds several new features to the multiplayer-focused action game, as well as loot changes and bug fixes.

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 reward.

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.

Pokemon Go Will Add Shiny Diglett If Enough Players Participate In Earth Day Event

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Earth Day is only a few weeks away, and Pokemon Go developer Niantic is encouraging players to go out and help clean up the environment. The company announced it is once again partnering with Playmob for its second annual Earth Day campaign, an initiative to get players to tidy up their community--and potentially unlock some bonuses in Ingress and Pokemon Go.

Throughout April, Niantic and Playmob will hold cleanup events in communities around the world. Players will be able to search and sign up for these events through the official website, or nominate an NGO to organize their own local cleanup.

Just as last year, Niantic will offer special bonuses in Pokemon Go depending on how many players turn out for the cleanup events. These rewards range from increased Ground-type Pokemon spawns to the first appearance of Shiny Diglett. You can see the potential bonuses below, while additional details about the Earth Day campaign can be found on Niantic's blog.

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Boss Guide: How To Beat The Illusionist

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Sekiro Lady Butterfly Boss Guide: How To Beat The Illusionist

All the bosses of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are pretty tough, but Lady Butterfly represents a significant change of pace when you encounter her in Hirata Estate. She's a brutally fast boss who deploys ranged attacks against you, and who has some illusion-based tricks up her sleeve that are tough to deal with.

You'll find Lady Butterfly at the end of the Hirata Estates level. The fight is broken into two parts, so note that while you might pull off a deathblow on her, she's not down for the count. The second part of the fight sees Lady Butterfly up the ante significantly with new moves and faster attacks, so you'll need to be on your game with your deflections to survive. But the most effective way to take her down is with consistent attacks that get under her guard.

Read on to find everything you need to know to defeat Lady Butterfly below and in the video above, including where to find some items that'll give you an edge against her and her illusions. We've got lots more Sekiro guides for your perusal as well, including ones on where to find key early-game prosthetics, and how to beat Juzou the Drunkard, the Chained Ogre, and the Blazing Bull.

Fallout 76 Update's Survival Mode Makes PvP Much More Intense

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Bethesda has rolled out the second big update of Fallout 76's Wild Appalachia expansion. Patch 7.5 is now live across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, bringing the long-awaited Survival PvP mode--along with some other gameplay changes--to the online RPG.

As previously detailed, Survival is a more competitive PvP experience, removing all the restrictions that typically govern PvP encounters in Fallout 76. Now when you boot up the game, you'll be presented with the option to dive into either it or Adventure mode (the standard Fallout 76 experience). Regardless of which you choose, the story and content will remain the same, and your progress will carry over between modes, but the stakes in Survival will be much higher.

In particular, PvP encounters have a lot more on the line in Survival mode. You'll be able to attack other players freely, and you'll earn twice as many Caps for killing someone else as you would in Adventure. If you're on the receiving end, however, you'll drop all of your junk and a random assortment of the aid items you were carrying. Bethesda has also removed the "Seek Revenge" respawn option, although you will be able to spend your Caps to place a bounty on your killer, which will make them appear as "wanted" to other players.

All Of The Best PS4 Game Deals Available On PSN This Week

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If you're excited about the new upcoming games and updates announced yesterday during Sony's State of Play livestream, we feel you; luckily, the PlayStation Store has a ton of great deals available to keep you busy in the meantime. The Great Indoors Sale went live on March 15 and features huge discounts on critically acclaimed games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as well as literally hundreds of other titles. And if you're a PS Plus member, the discounts will be even greater. The Great Indoors Sale comes to an end this Friday, March 29 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, so be sure to pick up anything you've been eyeing before then.

It's also a special week for Elder Scrolls fans--the series is celebrating its 25th anniversary since the release of its first title, Arena, in 1994. Bethesda is honoring the date with major discounts on Elder Scrolls games this week, and both the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store are participating. In PSN, the offerings include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Special Edition ($24) and its VR version ($39), along with The Elder Scrolls Online ($10) and two DLC options: the Summerset Upgrade ($12) and Summerset Collector's Edition Upgrade ($21). And FYI, you can also download The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for free on PC this week through Sunday, March 31.

NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard: Match Card, Date, Location, And How To Watch

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Next week, wrestling promotions from around the world will be hosting events in New York City. Of course, the most notable of shows is Wrestlemania, but outside of WWE, there are around 30 wrestling events you can stream from the comfort of your own home, if you can't attend. And the biggest of these other Mania week events is the G1 Supercard featuring stars from New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor.

On Saturday, April 6, Madison Square Garden in New York City will host this historic event. It all kicks off at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT on PPV and the ROH and Fite TV apps. HonorClub members can stream the event for free at ROHHonorClub.com. The PPV will cost $40 or a subscription to HonorClub will run you $10 a month.

G1 Supercard is a completely stacked card. As of this writing, there are 11 matches set for the event, featuring multiple championship matches, a few of which are ROH champion vs. NJPW champion bouts. One of the biggest matches on the card is Bullet Club leader and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White taking on Kazuchika Okada for the title. Additionally, there is a triple threat ladder match for the ROH World Championship featuring Jay Lethal, Matt Taven, and Marty Scurll. If you follow either of these wrestling promotions, then you know this card is insane in the best way possible.

PS4 Full Game Downloads Being Pulled From Retailers, Sony Confirms

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Sony has confirmed that it will cease selling game digital download codes through brick-and-mortar retailers. The new policy will go into effect on April 1, but you'll still be able to purchase digital games without putting your credit card info into Sony's PlayStation Network storefront.

"We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE's Global Digital at Retail program," a PlayStation spokesperson told The Verge. "This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally. To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available."

You can still purchase digital currency through retailers, as well as add-ons to other games, but not download codes for the games themselves. The company has not detailed what new denominations of currency will be available, or where. Still, this will make it more difficult to gift digital game purchases to friends, since that option does not currently exist on PlayStation Network.

Streets of Rage 4 Gets Flashy New Gameplay Trailer

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Six months ago, developers Guard Crush Games (Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap) and Lizardcube (Streets of Fury) announced the latest instalment in Sega's classic arcade beat-em-up series, Streets of Rage 4. Information about the title has been scarce since the reveal trailer, however.Though no release date has been confirmed as of yet, the developers have released a new trailer showing off some intense, visually stunning gameplay.

The trailer, which you can watch below, features some very 80s style drums and synth patterns, accompanied by hand-drawn visuals as Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding walk up and down city streets beating up whoever's in their way. The game looks smooth and distinct, with richly saturated colors and smooth animations. Throughout the trailer, both Axel and Blaze juggle opponents in the air and to each other like tennis players, showcasing just how cooperative SOR4 will be. It's short, lasting only 40-seconds long, but it's a tantalizing look at the game.

Our own Alessandro Fillari came away impressed during his hands-on time with the game back at PAX West 2018. In his write-up, he said that "the game reflects its predecessors' history and legacy." He went on to state that the gameplay feels familiar, with the developers citing Streets of Rage II and Streets of Rage 3 as being starting points.