Anthem Is Best Played Solo, Sort Of

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Anthem's multiplayer focus represents a fairly massive change of pace for BioWare, which is best known for its choice-driven, single-player role-playing games. The developer's newest game even reminds you that it's best played with other people whenever you switch from Public play to Private. That said, you're still probably going to get a better experience playing by yourself--at least initially.

In Anthem, you'll experience the story via a repetitive cycle. You'll talk to some NPCs in Fort Tarsis, get your story mission, head out in your javelin, hear some more narrative details over your radio, complete the quest, and be forced back to Tarsis to talk to some more people and get your next story mission. It's actually not all that different from how you complete the story in Mass Effect: Andromeda or Dragon Age: Inquisition, aside from being forced back to your hub area upon completing a quest. In theory, experiencing Anthem's story piece by piece with your friends is a cool idea, but in practice it usually results with you missing crucial details.

Anthem Freeplay Caps Your XP Bonuses If You Don't Return To Fort Tarsis

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While playing Anthem, keep track of what you and your team are doing in freeplay mode. The game will cap how much experience you earn for world events, so doing a bunch in a row isn't in your best interest.

In Anthem, you stop earning experience for completing world events after completing your third in a session. You should be returning to Fort Tarsis on a regular basis regardless in order to turn in your loot, see what you've found, level up, and reconfigure your Javelin. However, if you and your friends realize that you've been playing long enough in freeplay to complete three events, just head back to Fort Tarsis to reset your counter before continuing to play. That way, you'll be able to keep gaining the experience bonuses that are unlocked for completing world events.

BioWare has announced what's coming to Anthem in the three months post-launch. There isn't much planned for February and March outside of additional freeplay events, new cosmetics, and Legendary missions. However, April sees Anthem getting a new Stronghold called The Sunken, as well as a huge social play update that adds weekly Stronghold challenges, leaderboards, and guilds. In May, the Cataclysm, an event BioWare has long teased will affect Anthem in numerous ways, will begin in the game.

Fortnite Waterfall Location Guide For Overtime Challenge

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Fortnite Waterfall Location Guide For Overtime Challenge

We're in the final stretch of Fortnite Season 7, but before Season 8 officially arrives, developer Epic Games is giving players a slew of Overtime challenges to complete. Much like standard weekly challenges, these task players with different objectives to aim for while you play, from taking down opponents with specific weapons to visiting certain locations around the island, and completing them will net you XP and unlock new cosmetics.

Most of the Overtime challenges are fairly straightforward, so they shouldn't pose too much of a problem, but there is at least one that may give you some trouble, particularly if you aren't too familiar with the island: visit seven different waterfalls. This can be fairly difficult if you don't know where to look, but we've put together a map to help you along.

Complete this challenge and you'll earn 500 XP. More importantly, it'll put you one step closer to getting Season 8's Battle Pass for free; in an unexpected move, Epic is giving the pass away to players who finish all of Season 7's Overtime challenges. Each Battle Pass typically costs 950 V-Bucks (just under $10), so it's a good idea to complete as many challenges as you can and try to snag the pass without spending any money.

Anthem's Next 90 Days: Update Roadmap Includes Guilds And New Missions

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BioWare has announced what players can expect to come to Anthem in the next 90 days. For the next three months, which BioWare is calling Act 1, Anthem is getting several freeplay events, cosmetics, missions, and quality of life improvements.

For the rest of February, BioWare has three freeplay events planned for Anthem. The first, There Be Giants, is already live and it spawns four uniquely powerful titans in the world for you and your friends to hunt down and destroy. Both Outlaw Outrage and Shaper Surge are also scheduled for this month.

March is when a lot more content starts to drop. Both There Be Giants and Outlaw Outrage will return to freeplay. However, two new events, both unnamed, will premiere as well. March also sees Anthem get the first phase of its Legendary Missions, and new item rewards for completing contracts. The Elysian Stronghold caches will start containing new cosmetics as well, allowing you to customize your Javelin's look in different ways.

Fortnite Season 7's Last Double XP Weekend Event Now Live

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Season 8 of Fortnite is only a few days away, making this your last chance to mop up any remaining Season 7 challenges. To help you do just that, developer Epic is holding another double XP weekend in the battle royale game right now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and mobile.

Through February 24, you'll earn twice the usual amount of XP by playing Fortnite, allowing you to level your Battle Pass up much quicker than normal. You have until the season ends next week on February 28 to unlock Season 7's Battle Pass rewards, so you'll want to take advantage of this bonus while you can.

This marks the second double XP weekend Epic has held in as many weeks; the previous one ran from February 15-17. Both are part of the ongoing Share the Love event, which also encompasses a slew of new Overtime challenges that unlock special Valentine's Day-themed rewards, such as new styles of the Trog, Powder, and Onesie skins.

Captain Marvel Does Have A Love Story, Just Not The Way You Think

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The MCU may not be known as the most romantic shared universe in film history, but there are still some truly heartwarming love stories to be found beyond the glitz and glamor of heroes punching villains and saving the world--and Captain Marvel is no different. But the love story that pans out for Carol Danvers might not be the one you expect.

The connection between Carol and her airforce comrade Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) is what Brie Larson calls "the great love of the movie." She continued at the Captain Marvel press junket in Beverly Hills, "Without being too showboating about it, theirs is the love lost and this is the love found again. This is the reason to continue fighting and to go to the ends of the Earth. [For Carol] that's her best friend and her best friend's daughter."

"I've seen the movie with some friends and there's that moment, they left the theater like, 'Oh, Maria's the love,' and I'm always like 'Yeah!'" Larson continued, "It's not something that we made a big deal about, but we didn't need to--that love is just so strong. [...] It's like the movie totally shifts when Lashana is on screen. There's a level of power that she commands in [her performance.]"

Captain Marvel Stars Reveal What They Miss About The '90s

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Captain Marvel isn't just another entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's the second movie in the company's history taking place decades in the past. The upcoming movie centers around the Earth during a very important decade, the 1990s.

Aside from the super rad '90s-inspired website the movie got, the cast and crew came together to lament the past at a Captain Marvel junket recently. They were asked what they missed about the '90s. Director Ryan Fleck said he missed VHS tapes, while Samuel L. Jackson simply said, "Laserdiscs."

Director Anna Boden remembers a world where we were less connected as she talked about one thing she greatly missed: "Pay phones because then I wouldn't have to check my email all the time," she explained. One thing Brie Larson mentioned was butterfly clips, while Jude Law missed the band The Verve, who had a hit with their song "Freshman."

Pokemon Go March Community Day Details Announced

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Pokemon Go March Community Day Details Announced

Niantic has announced the first details for next month's Pokemon Go Community Day. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 23, and as usual it'll only run for three hours. This time, however, Niantic is doing things a little differently with the event hours.

Up until now, every previous Community Day has taken place during a window of time designated for an entire region; March's event, however, will run everywhere from 3-6 PM local time. This should make it much easier to remember when the event is happening, as you won't need to convert the event hours to your time zone as you had to in the past.

Niantic has also revealed the featured Pokemon for March's Community Day. This time, it'll be the Gen 3 Grass-type starter Treecko. Throughout the event, Treecko will spawn more frequently in the wild than it normally does. Based on past Community Days, players will presumably also have a chance of finding a Shiny Treecko.

The Captain Marvel Cast Has A Problem With Goose The Cat

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Captain Marvel is still a couple weeks away from flying into theaters as the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of 2019, but we're learning a few things about what it was like to work on the set. More specifically, what it was like to work with Reggie, the cat who plays Goose in the upcoming film.

During a press junket for Captain Marvel, the cast revealed that their lovable, furry castmate wasn't the best to work with for the two human stars of the movie. "No, I am not a cat person," Samuel L. Jackson explained. "But I'm also not a dog person or a fish person either... Reggie is like most animals that people bring to the set that have been trained to do this, that, or the other. He's snack orientated. He shows off. You give him something to eat, you talk softly and nice to him, give him something to eat again. There were actually four cats, but Reggie did the majority of the heavy lifting, most of the time."

While Jackson put aside his animal bias to be a professional on set, the other star of Captain Marvel had severe troubles working with Reggie and the three other cats who played Goose. Jackson explained that Brie Larson had more problems with the cat than he did. "Not personally," Larson explained. "I'm severely allergic. It's not sort of like 'diva,' we couldn't work together."

Fortnite Prisoner Challenges: How To Unlock Prisoner Skin Stages 2, 3, And 4

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Fortnite Prisoner Challenges: How To Unlock Prisoner Skin Stages 2, 3, And 4

Only a few days remain in Season 7 of Fortnite, which means time is running out to complete any outstanding challenges from this season. If you've managed to finish at least 60 weekly challenges, you'll receive the Legendary Prisoner skin, but it also has a few different variants that you can unlock by completing an additional set of hidden tasks.

As with other Season 7 content, you'll need to complete these Prisoner challenges before the season ends next week on February 28 to unlock the different variants. The game isn't clear as to what these tasks actually are, but they're fairly straightforward once you know where to look.

As you can see in the image above, there are three additional variants for the Prisoner skin on top of its base look, and they must be unlocked in a specific order. The game doesn't outright tell you where to go or what to do to unlock them, but it involves equipping the skin then visiting specific areas of the island and interacting with certain objects.