Destiny 2’s power cap will be harder to hit in Warmind

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Destiny 2’s power cap will be harder to hit in Warmind

In Bungie’s weekly update, Destiny 2 senior designer Daniel Auchenpaugh talked about how the power level grind will be changing in Warmind, Destiny 2’s second expansion. In short, it’s going to be a lot harder to max our your Guardian’s power level come May.

Auchenpaugh said that Destiny 2’s public events won’t be nearly as lucrative as they have been, and that clan engrams won’t help players progress on their own. Warmind will have a soft cap of 340, meaning that players will be able to jump up only 10 power levels from Curse of Osiris’ max with open-world drops. However, the hard cap for Warmind is 380.

5 things to know about Monster Hunter: World’s new patch

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5 things to know about Monster Hunter: World’s new patch

Monster Hunter: World’s second free update is here. Only a few weeks after the return of the infamous Deviljho, a brand new monster has invaded the world: Kulve Taroth. But this beast will need a full lobby of players to take it down.

A new monster isn’t the only cool thing in this patch (version 3.00 of the game). We have new armor as well as a new map. Random rolls for weapons are also available through the special Kulve Taroth siege. Finally, a few much-needed quality of life changes have been added to the game.

Nintendo Switch eShop update adds South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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Nintendo Switch eShop update adds South Park: The Fractured But Whole

There’s only one high-profile title on this week’s Nintendo eShop update, but it’s certainly one that role-playing fans have been looking forward to. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is now available, along with many other smaller titles for Nintendo Switch and 3DS.

The Fractured But Whole is a full-price title, coming in at $59.99. This is the so-called “standard edition” of the game, which was first released last year, and won’t include any of the subsequent downloadable content that has been released so far. It hits the eShop on April 24.

Overwatch glitch makes Retribution event characters playable

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Overwatch glitch makes Retribution event characters playable

Overwatch’s current limited-time event, Retribution, adds a bunch of new AI-controlled enemies, like the Assassin, Sniper and Heavy Assault. Those new enemies are supposed to be restricted to the new arcade mode, but some players have found a way to bring them into competitive multiplayer, thanks to a new bug.

The clips we’ve seen so far on Twitch and YouTube via Reddit appear to all be from the Korean version of Overwatch, but whatever glitch or hack is responsible for this wizardry isn’t limited to just Retribution. Players have joined games as Uprising’s Null Sector bots and Junkrat’s RIP Tire — sans Junkrat — as well.

The new Serious Sam is on ‘a brutally bigger scale’

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The new Serious Sam is on ‘a brutally bigger scale’

Developer Croteam is bringing back Serious Sam, the shooter franchise it’s been working on since 2001, for another run. The studio and publisher Devolver Digital today teased Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, a Serious Sam “on a brutally bigger scale,” in the form a new trailer.

The trailer shows Serious Sam riding a chopper through a pastoral setting, scattered with fauna and, later, scores of headless kamikaze bombers, hinting at Planet Badass’ more expansive new direction. On the game’s Steam page, Croteam promises “the world-renowned signature Serious Sam gameplay on a brutally bigger scale, and not a single desert level.”

God of War’s cinematic mode is stunning, but you may want to save it for round two

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God of War’s cinematic mode is stunning, but you may want to save it for round two

The new God of War throws a lot at you. Even if you’re a longtime fan of the series, much has changed with Kratos’ move from ancient Greece to Scandinavia; playing this game isn’t like slipping into a familiar, well-worn pair of jeans.

God of War’s visual presentation, in particular, represents a major departure from the previous entries in the franchise. This time, Sony Santa Monica eschewed the developer-authored camera placement for an over-the-shoulder perspective that’s similar to the one used in many third-person shooters. The interface is very different, too: The combo counter is gone, and since the up-close camera always faces forward, arrows pop up to indicate threats that neither you nor Kratos can see coming.

Fortnite update adds LMGs and fixes ‘dick bullets’

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Fortnite update adds LMGs and fixes ‘dick bullets’

Fortnite’s latest content update (v3.5.2) is here, and while the Battle Royale changes may not have been as apocalyptic as some fans were hoping, this patch does add a new gun, the light machine gun (LMG); activates the 50v50 limited-time game mode; and fixes one of patch v3.5’s most frustrating bugs.

As for Save the World, the main draw in this patch will be the new Encore missions as well as a neon skin for the LMG.

PUBG map selection is coming soon

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PUBG map selection is coming soon

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will soon let players choose which maps they do and don’t want to play on, an option that fans of the battle royale shooter have been asking for for months.

Map selection will come to PUBG’s PC test server soon — PUBG Corp. said “Work on the feature is almost complete” — and roll out to the live game shortly after. With a third map on the way, it’s certainly the right time. Players will only want more control over which maps they jump into, given that the in-development map, Savage, is a very different experience.

Super Mega Baseball 2 launching May 1

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Super Mega Baseball 2 launching May 1

Super Mega Baseball 2, the follow-up to one of the most acclaimed sports games in recent memory, will finally be released May 1, developer Metalhead Software announced today.

The oft-delayed game — it was announced in the autumn of 2016 for a 2017 release, but was later pushed back to 2018 after Metalhead had given a September 2017 launch window — will debut simultaneously on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Its new launch timing makes sense, considering that the real-life MLB season is well underway at this point.