Call of Duty rumor already has fans buzzing about 2020 game

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Call of Duty rumor already has fans buzzing about 2020 game

The reboot nature of this fall’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will continue in 2020, according to rumors that gathered traction in social media and the games press this weekend.

As described, the game will be either Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 or simply Call of Duty: Black Ops; but it’ll be set in the Cold War era and include the Korean and Vietnam Wars in its stories. The first Call of Duty: Black Ops took place between 1961 and 1968 and intersected with the major military actions and political intrigues of that time.

Plants vs. Zombies trademark filing gives up shooter’s possible name

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Plants vs. Zombies trademark filing gives up shooter’s possible name

We know a new Plants vs. Zombies game is coming before April 2020, we know it’ll be a shooter from the Garden Warfare segment, and now we have a good idea of its name thanks to a trademark filing.

Electronic Arts received the trademark for “Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville” from the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (according to Gematsu). The rest of the paperwork contains generic information.

Mech spawn rates cut as Fortnite trends for all the wrong reasons

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Mech spawn rates cut as Fortnite trends for all the wrong reasons

A day after promising changes were coming to the BRUTE mechs in Fortnite Battle Royale, Epic Games is already lowering their spawn rates in the game’s Arena and Tournament playlists. This follows a Friday evening when #removethemech was Twitter’s worldwide top trending hashtag.

Fortnite’s Champion Series event is next weekend, so Epic said it will be monitoring the effect of these changes, meaning more may come. It’s still unclear whether the BRUTEs will be part of that tournament. The BRUTEs came to the game with the introduction of Fortnite Season X, but many players are unhappy with their effect on the game’s balance and call them overpowered.

Epic hit with class-action suit over hacked Fortnite accounts

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Epic hit with class-action suit over hacked Fortnite accounts

Epic Games is being sued over security breaches that allowed hackers to access the personal information of Epic Games accounts.

The class-action lawsuit, filed by Franklin D. Azar & Associates in U.S. District Court in North Carolina, alleges Epic’s “failure to maintain adequate security measures and notify users of the security breach in a timely manner.” The lawsuit states that “there are more than 100 class members.”

The mythical Dune board game, once lost to licensing hell, is coming back

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The mythical Dune board game, once lost to licensing hell, is coming back

The board game adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, first published 40 years ago and long out of print, is back. Publisher Gale Force Nine (GF9) says that this is just the beginning of its newly-forged partnership with the Herbert estate.

Originally titled Frank Herbert’s Dune, the game was first published by The Avalon Hill Game Company in 1979. It’s widely considered a classic, and was a personal favorite of GF9 head honcho, Peter Simunovich. An early prototype of the classic strategy game was even on display at this year’s Gen Con, the nation’s largest tabletop gaming convention.

Bungie found a simple fix for players abandoning a crucial Destiny 2 activity

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Bungie found a simple fix for players abandoning a crucial Destiny 2 activity

Destiny 2’s newest Solstice of Heroes summer event introduced the European Aerial Zone (EAZ) activity. The activity itself is stellar, but Bungie’s lack of leaver protection destroyed the EAZ’s playability in a matter of days. In the weekly Bungie blog for Aug. 9, the studio announced key changes to solve the problem of players abandoning runs for the final two weeks of Solstice of Heroes.

Before explaining Bungie’s solution, let’s discuss the problem itself.

Fortnite’s mechs will become slightly easier to fight, but players are still angry

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Fortnite’s mechs will become slightly easier to fight, but players are still angry

Since the start of season X, the Fortnite community has been in a miserable place. Mostly, people can’t stop complaining about the new mechs — many claim that they’re overpowered. Epic is tweaking how mechs work, despite the constant begging to vault the vehicle in its entirety.

According to a recent blog post, Epic says that it’s going to add more visual and audio cues that will help players determine what a BRUTE pilot is planning. Epic writes:

Dragon Quest Builders 2 update will include an epilogue and more hairstyles

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 update will include an epilogue and more hairstyles

The last free update for Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be coming on Aug. 20, and the content includes some sweet changes like new hairstyles, the addition of multiple save files, and a new epilogue.

Once players have unlocked at least 45 builder recipes, visited a Buildertopia at least once, and completed all of the scavenger hunts on the Explorer’s Shores, a letter will arrive in the mail to unlock the final part of the story.

Tireless Skyrim fan beats game with only a torch

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Tireless Skyrim fan beats game with only a torch

After trying to beat Skyrim with only a fork, YouTuber Mitten Squad is back again with an ill-advised adventure. This time, our fearless hero tries to answer an important question: Can you beat Skyrim with only a torch?

At first, a torch-only run presents big problems. He needs to let friendlies do battles for him, or he ends up running away from battles. Then, once he’s out of the opening area, Mitten Squad is surprised to learn that many of the first merchants do not carry torches for sale. This is when Mitten Squad throws himself into jail on purpose just to acquire his weapon of choice.