Fortnite’s floating island is Season 6’s best addition

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Fortnite’s floating island is Season 6’s best addition

Loot Lake was long one of the most boring areas in Fortnite. If a game ended up there, it would simply come down to which player had the most resources and could avoid stepping in the movement slowing water.

Season 6 has now changed that completely. Instead of a lake with regular water, Loot Lake in Season 6 is a reimagined area. Epic Games has turned the once-placid lake into a raging whirlpool. Technically, the center of the lake still holds the same house it did before, but that house is now hundreds of feet off the ground, floating on a rock in the sky. Any player that jumps into the whirlpool at the center of the lake now gets thrown into the sky and activates their glider.

Overcooked 2 goes tropical with the new Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC

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Overcooked 2 goes tropical with the new Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC

Nearly two months after its release, Overcooked 2 is already going to sunnier places with its first DLC, Surf ‘n’ Turf. Join the new parrot chef, as well as returning chef Boof, and others to work with the Onion King and serve up some tropical classics. The content update brings 12 new kitchens, including beaches and swimming pools, new chefs and new recipes. Players will find themselves avoiding obstacles like conga lines and finicky rafts while blending up fruit smoothies and grilling kebabs.

Kitchen equipment is also re-skinned to feel more at home in warmer climates: Water guns replace fire extinguishers. You can also choose to blast your plates clean with it, if you wish. Other new mechanics include using bellows to grill kebabs, but take care — the hotter the fire, the faster your food will burn.

Skywind, the fan project to rebuild Morrowind inside Skyrim, gets a new trailer

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Skywind, the fan project to rebuild Morrowind inside Skyrim, gets a new trailer

The team behind the Skywind mod, the effort to rebuild The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind inside The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, has released a brand-new trailer. It focuses on House Dagoth, which fans may remember is responsible for the original game’s mysterious cult. Well, one of them at least. While there’s still no word of a release date, representatives tell Polygon the all-volunteer team is still hard at work on the project.

“Skywind is an enormous undertaking,” a representative told Polygon from inside the team’s official Discord chat. “The worldspace is huge and we want it to be crammed with life and history and culture, but the project is run entirely by volunteers with limited time. This makes it really difficult to give a prediction for a release date that we could be confident we can stick to, so we’d much rather stick to a ‘done when it’s done’ approach and be confident that when a public release happens, we’ll be showing the world something we’re truly happy with.”

BlizzCon 2018 schedule hints at big things for Diablo

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BlizzCon 2018 schedule hints at big things for Diablo

Blizzard released its schedule for BlizzCon 2018, which apparently will lead with news about the future of the Diablo series.

After BlizzCon 2018’s opening ceremony, the first panel that Blizzard has planned on its main “Mythic” stage is titled “Diablo: What’s Next.” Typically, Blizzard follows up major announcements revealed during its BlizzCon keynote with a deeper look at whatever major game or expansion news it dropped earlier that day. World of Warcraft was the subject of the first What’s Next panel at BlizzCon 2017, following the announcements of World of Warcraft Classic and Battle for Azeroth, while Hearthstone took the same post-opening ceremony slot at BlizzCon 2016 with more details on the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion.

Check out the first six pages of Deception, the next Dragon Age tie-in comic

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Check out the first six pages of Deception, the next Dragon Age tie-in comic

Dragon Age: Deception is the latest in BioWare’s line of Dragon Age tie-in comics, and, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, Polygon is happy to offer the first six pages of its first issue to feast your eyeballs on.

Deception follows Knight Errant — about an elven squire stealing from the most fortified building in Kirkwall — and Magekiller — about a mercenary duo recruited by the Inquisition — with a story about a con artist attempting to fleece a noble scion in a city on the brink of war. Olivia Pryde is a new character for the world of Thedas, but Dragon Age fans will find one very familiar face just in these few pages: Dorian Pavus, a companion and romanceable character from Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Fortnite’s latest Content Update adds a new kind of trap

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Fortnite’s latest Content Update adds a new kind of trap

Fortnite Season 6’s first Content Update is here, and brings with it a frosty new type trap called Chiller.

This new trap can be placed on floors, walls or ceilings, and gives whoever steps on it — friends or enemies — something called icy feet. Icy feet removes their character’s friction, and makes them slide across the ground. Thankfully, you can stop yourself by just building a wall in front of you. The Chiller trap is a Common rarity item, and drops in stacks of threes from anywhere you can normally get loot.

Bungie is handling Destiny 2’s new three-week reset cycle in cool ways

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Bungie is handling Destiny 2’s new three-week reset cycle in cool ways

Destiny 2: Forsaken is days away from being a month old, which means its ambitious three-week content cycle has already started over. The cycle in the game’s Dreaming City location didn’t start until the week after launch, and new content has been available each week since. But today’s reset brought with it an odd justification for why the reset is happening, and Bungie is leaning into it hard.

All games like Destiny have a weekly reset. To keep the game replayable, there has to be a day every week where your objectives start over again. With the Dreaming City, each week offers something new to do. As the recent Dreaming City curse grows greater, the content gets more difficult. This eventually culminates in the Shattered Throne dungeon every three weeks.

The Sims 4 update will add new career and long-awaited terrain tools

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The Sims 4 update will add new career and long-awaited terrain tools

The first Maxis Monthly livestream took place today, airing a State of the Union for the Sims titles. While there were some announcements for Sims FreePlay and Mobile, like a pregnancy feature and community events, the largest announcement was for the next Sims 4 patch. The next update patch has been delayed past October, but when it launches, it will be a free update adding a new career and terrain tools for build mode.

Style Influencers will allow players to show off their Sims and their carefully designed outfits. Your long hours deciding between jeans and slacks haven’t had a tangible influence in the game before, but as Style Influencers, Sims can have fashion blogs. Sims will start as the humble Rag Reviewer, and can climb the ranks to being a fashion icon.

Toys R Us bankruptcy auction cancelled, business set for revival

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Toys R Us bankruptcy auction cancelled, business set for revival

Toys R Us will live to see another day, as its controlling lenders choose to pull out of the bankruptcy auction.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Toys R Us’ controlling lenders “intend to the revive business behind the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brand names.” The goal is to “create new, domestic, retail operating businesses” while maintaining its licensing of certain products worldwide, according to court documents filed Monday, as reported by the Journal. The company’s lenders decided to reverse the order after speaking to controlling parties and deciding the brand was too valuable to give up.

Dark Souls’ creator on what sets Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice apart

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Dark Souls’ creator on what sets Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice apart

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was one of Tokyo Game Show’s most popular games. If you wanted to play FromSoftware’s new game, but weren’t in line at Sony’s PlayStation booth within the first few minutes of the convention center’s doors opening, you were out of luck.

But Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of developer FromSoftware and the creative force behind the company’s popular Souls games (and Sekiro), said he was initially a little apprehensive about revealing his new game — something that wasn’t a Dark Souls or Bloodborne sequel — to the world.