Respawn revealed how challenges will work during Apex Legends season 2 battle pass

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Respawn revealed how challenges will work during Apex Legends season 2 battle pass

Season 2 of Apex Legends is almost here, and Respawn has a few more details to share about what we can expect. The studio has already revealed season 2’s new weapon, new character, and even hinted at some of the map changes, but today’s post is all about challenges and how they will be used to help level up the battle pass.

The season 2 battle pass will feature a few different varieties of both daily and weekly challenges. Players will get three new challenges every day that are designed to be completed quickly; the examples that Respawn gave were things like dealing 200 damage in bunker or playing a single game as Lifeline. There are reportedly over two hundred daily challenges that will be randomly assigned to players.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds patch 30 adds a new vehicle and parkour

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds patch 30 adds a new vehicle and parkour

The latest update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has arrived, and it’s brought a few big changes with it including a new vehicle, a new weapon, and a new way to get around the map.

The game’s new vehicle is a Russian infantry fighting vehicle called the BRDM-2. It’s a Cold War-era amphibious armored vehicle, and in PUBG it’s available only from care packages. To call down a BRDM-2, players will first need to find a flare gun and fire it off. Then a passing plane will push one out the back under a parachute. The BRDM-2 will replace the more lightly armored Russian UAZ that used to come from these special care packages. The armored UAZ was a good vehicle, but couldn’t traverse water if that suddenly became necessary. The BRDM-2 doesn’t have a problem with that at all.

Tetris battle royale game coming to Android, iOS

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Tetris battle royale game coming to Android, iOS

Tetris is getting another battle royale game, Tetris Royale, for mobile devices. The Tetris Company and mobile developer N3twork — which describes itself as “a premier games, media, and technology company” — announced Tetris Royale on Friday as part of a multiyear partnership to develop new Tetris games.

While N3twork did not show gameplay or screenshots of Tetris Royale, the concept sounds similar to Tetris 99, the Switch game developed by Arika and Nintendo. Tetris Royale will feature 100-player battles, as well as “massive daily competitions of thousands of players” and a solo Marathon mode.

Steam’s summer sale game is confusing, and Valve’s trying to fix it

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Steam’s summer sale game is confusing, and Valve’s trying to fix it

Along with this year’s Steam Summer Sale came the “Steam Grand Prix.” It’s a racing-themed metagame that rewards customers for buying and playing games through Valve’s online marketplace. Trouble is that for the first two days it didn’t work right. Making matters worse, confusing rules appear to have hurt some developers.

In a blog post today, Valve said it will make changes to the code to make the game work right. More importantly for developers, it clarified what participants need to do in order to win free games.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite already has a fan fest announced

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite already has a fan fest announced

Not even a week since launching the game, the creators of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite have announced a Pokémon Go-style fan fest, to be held over the Labor Day weekend in Indianapolis.

The festival for the augmented reality mobile game will be Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at the White River State Park, which is right across aforesaid river from the Indianapolis Zoo in the city’s downtown. A news release from Niantic promised that players “will be able to engage in a variety of interactive experiences bridging the in-game experience with the real world.”

Apex Legends’ season 2 trailer shows destruction coming to Kings Canyon

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Apex Legends’ season 2 trailer shows destruction coming to Kings Canyon

Respawn released the first full trailer for Apex Legends’ upcoming season and we finally have a good look at the space dinosaur destruction that’s heading to Kings Canyon in season 2.

The trailer starts out with some pretty standard Apex action, but it quickly becomes clear that something isn’t quite right. While some of the legends we recognize like Octane, Mirage, and even Wattson are chasing each other around the map, an unknown character is working away at a laptop from high above. When that character finishes what they’re doing, the containment field around Kings Canyon shuts down and the barriers keeping the dinosaurs out break down.

Masters of Doom, the story of id Software, being adapted for TV

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Masters of Doom, the story of id Software, being adapted for TV

The story of id Software, as told in David Kushner’s 2003 nonfiction book Masters of Doom, is being adapted for television, according to a report from Deadline. USA Network has ordered a pilot for the drama series, with James and Dave Franco’s Ramona Films producing.

Masters of Doom is officially described as “the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero.” The book focuses on the lives of id Software’s co-founders, the studio’s rise to fame from Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D to Doom and Quake. It also deals with the cultural impact of those first-person shooters, and the clash of personalities and ideologies that lead to Romero being fired from the developer.