Apex Legends’ new patch nerfs Seer, but he still won’t let you heal

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Apex Legends’ new patch nerfs Seer, but he still won’t let you heal

Apex Legends’ latest update got players’ hopes up with news of a nerf to the shooter’s newest character, Seer, but the changes don’t go far enough on the newest Legend’s most disruptive ability.

The nerf takes out both the damage and the half-second, screen-blinding flash that opponents suffer when they’re hit with Seer’s “Focus of Attention” Tactical ability. But it still interrupts enemies who are healing themselves or reviving teammates. So Seer can continue playing havoc with opponents’ last-ditch defensive moves, much as the character has done since being introduced three weeks ago.

Minecraft Dungeons comes swinging to Steam in September

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Minecraft Dungeons comes swinging to Steam in September

Minecraft Dungeons, the dungeon crawler inspired by Mojang’s classic survival game, is coming to Steam on Sept. 22.

The base game will be available for purchase for $19.99 and the Ultimate Edition, which includes the base game along with all six DLCs, will cost $39.99. Currently, the Windows PC version game is available for purchase on the Microsoft Store.

A Twitch streamer let people control his life like The Sims, including when he peed

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A Twitch streamer let people control his life like The Sims, including when he peed

For the past 21 years, The Sims has made everyday life into a video game. So, what happens when you let the video game control everyday life? You get an absurd Twitch stream, whose audience gets to play around with what a real person does all day.

Twitch streamer and YouTuber Jeremy “Jerma985” Elbertson took the concept of Sims into the real life with a stream where viewers voted in real time and controlled him as if he were a Sims character. Elbertson ran the series, called The Dollhouse, as part of three different events over this past weekend. You can watch the archived videos on his Twitch channel.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey patch adds 60 fps support on PS5, Xbox Series X

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey patch adds 60 fps support on PS5, Xbox Series X

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is getting a new patch (version 1.6.0) on Tuesday that will add support for improved frame rates when running the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, Ubisoft announced Monday. Odyssey will be playable at 60 fps on those platforms, when playing the game through backward compatibility.

The new patch will require a 470 MB download on PlayStation 4 and a 370 MB download on Xbox One. Patch notes for the update don’t mention any additional content or features coming to Odyssey.

Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer alpha will include new Champion Hill mode

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Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer alpha will include new Champion Hill mode

The latest Call of Duty won’t be released until November, but PlayStation players will have a chance to check the game out early during a multiplayer alpha for the game’s new Champion Hill mode. Call of Duty: Vanguard’s alpha will begin on Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. ET and end on Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. ET.

The alpha will focus on Vanguard’s new Champion Hill mode, in which duo (2v2) or trio (3v3) squads compete against each other in a round-robin tournament. Each team has individual lives that carry over from match to match, but when your team’s lives hit zero, you’re out. The last team standing wins.

WWE 2K22 launch delayed until March

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WWE 2K22 launch delayed until March

WWE 2K22 will launch in March 2022, which represents a five-month delay from the franchise’s normal October launch window. 2K Sports and the WWE announced the new launch period during SummerSlam 2021 on Saturday; the game was first revealed at WrestleMania 37 in April.

A hype trailer (above) didn’t list platforms or a date more specific than next March. The game will launch more than two years after the most recent entry in the series, WWE 2K20, which was the first game developed entirely in-house by 2K Sports and Visual Concepts.

Gloomhaven, Blades in the Dark publishers break ties with tabletop CEO accused of assault

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Gloomhaven, Blades in the Dark publishers break ties with tabletop CEO accused of assault

Major tabletop gaming companies, including the publishers behind Gloomhaven, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and Blades in the Dark, say they’re evaluating their relationship — or outright terminating it — with accessory maker The Broken Token after its CEO was accused of assault by a former employee.

The Broken Token is a manufacturer of novel board game accessories, and is best known for a line of custom wooden box inserts for popular titles by publishers such as Fantasy Flight Games, CMON, and Wizards of the Coast. Their products are widely endorsed on YouTube, and have been recommended in articles here at Polygon. Founded in 2013, the company’s success has paralleled the overall boom in the tabletop industry over the last decade.

Halo Infinite won’t have campaign co-op or Forge mode at launch

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Halo Infinite won’t have campaign co-op or Forge mode at launch

Halo Infinite won’t launch with two of the franchise’s most desirable features. Developers at 343 Industries said Friday that campaign co-op and the multiplayer map-editing Forge mode won’t be available when the game arrives. Forge in particular will lag behind “about six months.” The announcement was made on YouTube.

“Unfortunately as we focused the team for shutdown and really focused on a quality experience for launch we made the really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch,” Staten said, “and we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch as well.”

Destiny 2 is getting Stasis weapons, infinite ammo, and massive Exotic changes

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Destiny 2 is getting Stasis weapons, infinite ammo, and massive Exotic changes

Destiny 2’s upcoming Season of the Lost will see some major weapon changes. Players will not only get their hands on non-Exotic Stasis weapons for the first time, they’ll also see unlimited ammo for primary weapons and a host of potent Exotic changes.

In a blog post ahead of its Destiny Showcase on Tuesday, where players will learn all about season 15 and next year’s The Witch Queen expansion, Bungie detailed those Stasis weapons. Legendary Stasis weapons will go in either the Power slot — reserved for rocket launchers, drum-fed grenade launchers, swords, linear fusion rifles, and machine guns — or the kinetic slot.