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The Daily Moot (9/18/19)

1. Fortnite Introduces the Party Hub for Mobile
Fortnite is available on basically every platform in existence, but that doesn’t mean all platforms were created equal. Mobile Fortnite players have always felt a biiit left out, but today we take a huge step towards equality once again. The Party Hub offers mobile players a way to connect with their friends list using VOICE chat to make sure they’re never left out again. Read more about the Party Hub and see answers to some FAQs at Epic’s site below.
 
2. PUBG is Introducing the Survival Mastery System
 
PUBG PC Update 4.3 will add the Survival Mastery System, a progression system that tracks and rewards your non-lethal plays. This is a companion to the Weapon Mastery system which rewards players for progressing with different weapons. There is also a new way to ‘express yourself’ called the PUBG ID. This is very similar to Apex Legends’ player cards, that let you choose specific stats to show off.
 
3. Dead by Daylight x Stranger Things DLC is Now Available
 
Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical horror game that features a team of Survivors trying to escape from a Killer. A new Stranger Things DLC is available for purchase today. The DLC introduces Steve Harrington and Nancy Wheeler as Survivors, The Demogorgon as a Killer, and the Hawkins National Laboratory Underground Complex as a new map. The Stranger Things DLC costs $11.99.
 
4. Batman Looks to be Coming to Fortnite
 
It’s always a shame when leaks ruin a perfectly good surprise. Oh well! Some Fortnite dataminers have uncovered tons of images that suggest a Fortnite x Batman crossover event is coming up. Leaks uncovered Explosive Batarang and a Grapnel Gun items, plus it seems like Tilted Towers will be replaced by Gotham City. Expect to hear more information soon because Batman Day is September 21st.
 
5. Meet Apex Legends’ Crypto In-Game
 
For a while now, Apex Legends fans have been sure Crypto will be the next Legend to come to the game. Recently, we’ve been experiencing changes to the map that have certainly appeared to be the handywork of a hacker, but there were no actual signs of Crypto. Well, that’s changed now because Crypto is actually in-game. You can see Crypto briefly if you visit Singh Labs. You’ll see him working hard before he runs off.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/17/19)

1. New Overwatch Event Offers a Lego Bastion Skin
Overwatch started a new limited time event today called Bastion’s Brick Challenge. The top reward is an awesome new Lego-themed Bastion skin called Brick Bastion, which you can unlock by just winning 9 games. You have 2 weeks for the event which should be plenty of time! You can also unlock several sprays and player icons by watching specific partnered streamers. Check out the article below if you want to see some pictures of the sweet Lego skin.
 
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Cross-Play Details
 
This weekend’s Modern Warfare open beta will offer cross-play support for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 users. Infinity Ward has now revealed you will need to create a Call of Duty account in order to engage in cross-play parties. This will enable you to have cross-platform friends lists and lobbies with voice chat included. Lobbies will be sorted by input method, although you can also play in unfiltered lobbies where controllers and keyboard/mouse players can battle each other.
 
3. Risk of Rain 2 Introduces Skills 2.0 Update
 
A massive content update just came to Risk of Rain 2 on PC today, introducing a new way to customize your character. A new Loadout system allows you to customize skills and skins at the beginning of ech run. You can unlock new skills and skins through survivor-specific challenges. There will also be more skills and skins added in the future! Risk of Rain 2 console players hopefully won’t need to wait long for the update, but there isn’t a specific timeframe for this update’s console release.
 
4. League of Legends’ Tenth Anniversary Approaches
 
The tenth anniversary of League of Legends’ release is just a month away and Riot Games is making big plans. There will be livestream event on October 15th to look at the game’s past, present, and future. Riot also took this opportunity to share they are still seeing about 8 million peak concurrent players daily. Just for a convenient comparison, Riot makes sure we know this is more than the top 10 games on Steam combined. Oh. Also, there’s a new League of Legends logo and it is terrible.
 
5. Steam’s New Library Enters Beta
 
You can now opt into Steam’s beta for the new library design. The updated library is designed to improve game browsing so you can find all of the games that you may want to play. Specifically, a new landing page will emphasize titles Steam thinks you personally would enjoy. Previous, the store’s landing page was less customized and much more general. PC players, are you going to opt into Steam’s library beta?
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Here is our normal Monday YouTube video that we were unable to post yesterday. We cover the details for this week's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta plus everything happening around Moot right now!

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The Daily Moot (9/16/19)

*Apologies for the late Daily Moot and no YouTube video. We're experiencing some technical difficulties that ultimately prevented us from posting our Monday video. We will have the video posted tomorrow morning instead. There is still a new Caption Contest and Question of the Week, so be sure to catch those links at the bottom of this post for your chance to win!*
 
1. There may “Need” to be a Death Stranding Sequel
Kojima, of Kojima Productions, has made it clear that he thinks of Death Stranding as an entirely new gaming genre. The “strand” genre is about connections, and Kojima thinks a second or even third Death Stranding game may be necessary to cement the genre moving forward. Even though Death Stranding isn’t even out yet, doesn’t a sequel sound like an exciting possibility? Death Stranding releases on November 8th for PS4.
 
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 adds Dream Events
 
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (some title, eh?) will mostly focus on realistic minigames based on Olympic sports. However, there will also be exciting ‘Dream Events’ that break from reality to create more exciting minigames. The three Dream Events revealed so far are Dream Shooting, Dream Karate, and Dream Racing. You can see what they look like in trailer below. This game releases on November 5th for the Nintendo Switch.
 
3. Dragon Quest 1,2, and 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch
 
The classic Dragon Quest trilogy will be available in the Nintendo Switch eShop starting on September 27th. These ports to the Switch use graphics from previously-released mobile ports so they will be at least slightly less pixelated than the original versions of the games. Dragon Quest 1 will cost $4.99, 2 will cost $6.49, and 3 will cost $12.49.
 
4. GameStop Store Redesign Leaks
 
GameStop has been floundering recently, with sales dropping and some stores laying off employees. Last month, GameStop announced a plan called GameStop Reboot. The goal is, shockingly, to improve business. Well, apparently part of that plan is remodeled stores because a video just leaked showing off a new and improved GameStop in Pryor, Oklahoma. Check out the video for yourself in the article below to see the new GameStop. Also note that not all GameStops that are remodeled will look exactly like this, as some will focus on other gaming elements.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/13/19)

1. Borderlands 3 is out now and there's a DOUBLE Moot Event! (Moot Points Ep. 71)
 
That's right! Our Borderlands 3 DOUBLE Event is already live! Check out the video or the event post (or both!) to see how you can participate for a chance to win big.
 
2. The Game Awards Announces Event Date
 
The fifth Game Awards show will take place on December 12th. The Game Awards features awards for a wide variety of categories, including the coveted Game of the Year award that God of War won last year. While we don’t officially know any of the nominees yet, we can certainly start to speculate. Which game do you think deserves to win Game of the Year for 2019?
 
 
3. Remnant: From the Ashes Introduces Adventure Mode
 
A new Adventure Mode option is now available in Remnant: From the Ashes. Adventure Mode allows you to re-roll specific individual worlds. You and your party can adventure through whichever worlds you’d like without it affecting your main campaign. Any loot or traits gained in Adventure Mode will be kept by your character, so the mode isn’t a complete toss. There’s a ton more in today’s patch; check out the patch notes below if you’re interested.
 
4. Modern Warfare may have Lootboxes?
 
This weekend be nothing but excitement for Call of Duty fans, who are finally getting a chance to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. During the beta, some players noticed a spot in the post-match report that had the word lootbox written across it. There has been no mention of lootboxes for Modern Warfare yet. Is Activision planning on sneaking microtransactions into Modern Warfare after the game launches? Call of Duty fans are especially hesitant about microtransactions because Black Ops 4’s setup was mediocre at best and obviously exploitative at worst.
 
5. DAEMON X MACHINA Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer
 
DAEMON X MACHINA is a third-person shooter game that just launched exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. In DAEMON X MACHINA you pilot a mech suit called an ‘Arsenal’. You can customize up to 6 different weapon slots on your Arsenal to help in your battle against other mechs. The story is honestly a bit confusing, so maybe check out the launch trailer below, eh?

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/12/19)

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s PS4 Beta is Live
If you have preordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PS4, first shame on you for preordering because it will be the death of the gaming industry, but second and more importantly YOU CAN PLAY CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE RIGHT NOW! Call of Duty fans on PlayStation 4 who are disciplined enough not to preorder can play Modern Warfare starting Saturday morning, and then again next weekend.
 
2. GWENT: The Witcher Card Game coming to iOS
 
GWENT, the card game from The Witcher video game series, will soon be available for free on iOS. CD Projekt Red released a standalone version of Gwent after The Witcher 3’s astonishing success. While the game has certainly has some positives, it has largely struggled to carve out a piece of the digital card game market. Gwent may more success on Apple devices when it launches on October 29th.
 
3. Death Stranding Trailer and Gameplay from Tokyo Game Show
 
We are learning a tremendous about Death Stranding this week due to the Tokyo Game Show. Yesterday, Kojima Productions shared both a 7 minute long story trailer and FORTY EIGHT minutes of gameplay. We don’t want to spoil anything about either, and the gameplay is in Japanese without subtitles, but please check out at least the trailer. Death Stranding releases November 8th, 2019 for PS4.
 
4. Resident Evil Spinoff ‘Project Resistance’ Revealed
 
Yesterday Capcom officially revealed Project Resistance, an upcoming Resident Evil spinoff game. In Project Resistance, 4 players will work together to escape from a ‘Mastermind’ controlled by one player. Project Resistance will be set on the outskirts of Raccoon City. There will be a closed beta in early October which you can sign up for on the official Project Resistance website.
 
5. See Nintendo Switch’s New Tool, the Ring-Con, in Action
 
Last week Nintendo revealed the Ring-Con, a new gadget that enables you to play Nintendo Switch games like never before. Nintendo has now revealed a trailer for a new game called Ring Fit Adventure to show off the potential of the Ring-Con. Check it out below!

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The Daily Moot (9/11/19)

1. More Fan Favorite Fortnite Locations Return!
Moisty Mire and Greasy Grove have returned to Fortnite’s battle royale map! Greasy Grove is mostly the same, but Moisty Mire has changed a bit. It is now Moisty Palms, which combines the swampy nature of the original Moisty Mire with some of the buildings from Paradise Palms. If you crouch in Moisty Palms, you’ll turn into a random prop. Meanwhile, it is raining tacos in Greasy Grove. Delish!
 
2. Hi-Rez Introducing Cross-Play to their Games
 
Hi-Rez Studios announced via YouTube this morning they will be introducing complete cross-play to their three major games: Paladins, Smite, and Realm Royale. Paladins cross-play, including voice chat, is actually out now! Realm Royale and Smite cross-play is coming soon. While cross-play and voice chat are supported, neither cross-progression nor cross-commerce will be included initially. Also, the announcement trailer is incredibly weird and strangely intriguing. Check it out below.
 
3. World of Warcraft’s Recruit A Friend Program is Returning
 
A few months ago, Blizzard announced they were phasing out the long-standing Recruit A Friend program they offered for World of Warcraft. If you invited a friend to try World of Warcraft, or come back to it after a break, you would both get sweet in-game benefits while playing together. Blizzard has now revealed a new system with new rewards that looks pretty promising, although it does not include some of the iconic exclusive rewards from the old Recruit A Friend program. The new program will launch in a few months.
 
4. New Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer from Tokyo Game Show
 
The Tokyo Game Show is taking place this week, which means we’re getting tons of new game trailers. This morning, Square Enix shared a new trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 remake. The trailer primarily focused on characters that will be in the game. Characters we see include Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith, Sephiroth, the Turks, Reno, Rude, and even Tseng. The Final Fantasy 7 remake releases on March 3rd, 2020.
 
5. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Overview Trailer
 
This morning, Nintendo UK posted an overview trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which releases next week. In the game you play as Link, who finds himself on a strange island called Koholint. You’ll need to find out how to leave the island, if that’s even possible. Check out the trailer to learn all about the game’s story, mechanics, and more. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening releases for the Nintendo Switch on September 20th.

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The Daily Moot (9/10/19)

1. Civilization 6 Announces a Battle Royale Mode
Just when we thought the Battle Royale craze was slowing down, Sid Meier comes crashing into the room to announce Red Death. Red Death is a battle royale game mode for Civilization 6 that is available today. The mode supports up to 12 players as they struggle to be the last survivor. Like most battle royales, you start out weak and scattered across the map before you grow stronger over time. Check out the trailer to learn more, or just try Red Death for free if you already have Civilization 6.
 
2. Beta Test Slay the Spire’s New Character Now
 
A fourth character is now playable in Slay the Spire, the highly-reviewed deckbuilder game. The new character is a blind ascetic ironically named The Watcher. You can access The Watcher by opting into Slay the Spire’s beta version of the game, however you can only play with the new character if you have defeated the game and unlocked the Defect character.
 
3. Apple Arcade is Launching next Week
 
Apple announced this morning that their Apple Arcade video game subscription service will launch next week. You will have access to a library of games in exchange for a $4.99 monthly subscription fee. Apple Arcade spans across Apple devices like the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. On mobile devices specifically, all available titles to play will be Apple Arcade exclusives. Apple demoed several games from the Arcade, including the new Frogger game.
 
4. Apex Legends Physical Editions are Coming
 
Two physical editions of Apex Legends will be releasing in the future, offering fans of the game the chance to get some exclusive skins and in-game currency. There will be the Lifeline Edition and the Bloodhound edition, both offering a different set of skins and 1,000 Apex Coins. The boxes will cost $20 and come with $10 worth of currency, so you’re effectively paying $10 for a few exclusive skins. Honestly, not bad.
 
5. Performance Updates out Now for ‘Control’
 
Although Control has been generally well received, a large portion of the game’s player base has been experiencing serious performance issues. PlayStation 4 owners in particular have reported big framerate drops while playing. With today’s patch, Control will hopefully have improved stability across platforms. You can read all the patch notes for Control’s September update by clicking the link below.

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The Daily Moot (9/9/19)

1. This Week on Moot!
 
Happy Monday evening, beautiful Moot community. This video covers the top gaming stories heading into the week, plus we check up on everything down here on Moot. Check it out!
 
2. Borderlands 3 Official Launch Trailer
 
Gearbox Studios released the Borderlands 3 official launch trailer this afternoon. The trailer was actually briefly posted on Twitter this morning before it was taken down, only to be re-posted just a few hours later. Check out the HD version of the launch trailer below. Borderlands 3 releases this Friday, September 13th, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via the Epic Games Store).
 
3. Sea of Thieves is Adding Premium Currency and Pets
 
The Pirate Emporium in Sea of Thieves is finally about to open up. Rare is introducing a new premium currency called Ancient Coins to Sea of Thieves. These Coins can be purchased for real money and exchanged for video game cosmetics in the Emporium. You’ll be able to buy emotes, cosmetics, and PETS. Initially, there will be monkeys and parrots but there have to be more types of pets coming soon, right? Right? RIGHT?
 
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Beta Trailer
 
Call of Duty posted a new multiplayer trailer on YouTube this morning to announce an upcoming open beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Starting THIS WEEKEND, PlayStation 4 players will be able to test Modern Warfare’s multiplayer gameplay. If you pre-order you can play starting Thursday, otherwise you’ll need to wait until Saturday. PC and Xbox players need to wait until next weekend.
 
5. New Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC Trailer
 
Square Enix posted a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3’s upcoming ReMind DLC, set to release this winter. The new trailer gives Kingdom Hearts fans tons of information about what to expect from ReMind. If we here at Moot new anything about Kingdom Hearts we would break it all down for you, but you should probably just watch for yourself in the article below.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/6/19)

1. Overwatch is Coming to the Switch! (Moot Points Episode 69)
 
This week we got several exciting news stories! The top one in our opinion has to be Overwatch coming to the Switch, but we also discuss the new Apex Legends event and the vaulting of Fortnite's Combat Shotgun in this week's Moot Points so check it out right now!
 
2. Cube World Rises from the Ashes, Releasing on Steam Soon
 
Cube World is a game that looks like Minecraft, but instead of a sandbox game it is a procedurally generated fantasy action-RPG. The Cube World developer launched his game into alpha in 2013, updated it for about a year, and then vanished. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, the game’s creator announced Cube World is coming to Steam before the end of the year. You can read about the game on it’s Steam page already, plus you can watch 16 minutes of gameplay.
 
3. Death Stranding will have ‘Very Easy Mode’ for Movie Fans
 
Alright that may sound weird but it is totally awesome. Death Stranding, the highly anticipated upcoming action game that stars several famous actors like Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Léa Seydoux will have a VERY Easy difficulty. The game’s creator Hideo Kojima explained this is for people who want to experience the story of Death Stranding but don’t traditionally play video games. There are still Normal and Hard Mode for those of us who prefer some difficulty, so this is all upside and a great way to bring more people into gaming in general. Death Stranding releases on November 8th for PlayStation 4.
 
4. Sony Unveils the ‘Only On PlayStation Collection’
 
The Only On PlayStation Collection is a celebration of 10 iconic PlayStation exclusives. From what we can tell, the main (or only?) thing here is new box arts for all 10 games. The 10 chosen games are: Bloodborne, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Ratchet and Clank, Shadow of the Collosus, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Wipeout: Omega Collection. The new box arts are completely gorgeous and you should definitely click the link below to see them.
 
5. “Pride and Accomplishment” Sets a Guinness World Record
 
In 2017 we were all excited for Star Wars Battlefront 2. However, almost immediately after the game came out there was international outrage at the game’s microtransaction model. In response to a complaint, the EA reddit account posted a now famous response including the now famous “the intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.” This reddit comment now officially holds the Guinness World Record for most-downvoted comment on Reddit. Congrats EA, you finally found something to be the best at.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/5/19)

1. Magic: the Gathering Arena Will Officially Launch this Month
Although Magic: the Gathering Arena has been free to play online for over a year now, the game is still officially in beta. That will change on September 26th, when MTGArena will officially launch. This will come just before the game’s new set, Throne of Eldraine, releases digitally and in stores around the world. Currently, MTGArena is available for free on Windows PC through Magic’s website. Soon, the game will be on the Epic Games Store and Mac computers as well.
 
2. Doom 64 Will Rerelease on the Nintendo Switch
 
Doom 64 released on for the Nintendo 64 in 1997 as a sequel to Doom II. Now, 22 years later, the game will rerelease on the most recent Nintendo console. The rereleased version of the game will include 30 different levels to play. Doom 64 will be available to play on Nintendo Switch on November 22nd.
 
3. Steam’s New Library Coming this Month
 
We’ve never used Steam for it’s good looks or smooth functionality. We use Steam because, until very recently, it was the only real way to play most games on your PC. Well, perhaps now because there are some competing sharks in the proverbial waters, Valve has decided to completely overhaul Steam’s library. Now it looks like a modern program instead of something from 1999. This library update launches on September 17th, but you can see some screenshots of it in the article below.
 
4. Gears of War 5 Will Get Continual Fresh Content Post-Launch
 
The Gears of War team took to YouTube yesterday to explain how Operations will work in Gears of War 5. A new Operation will come out every three months. Each Operation will contain new modes, maps, characters, and customization items. There will also be new hives and challenges added for the game’s escape mode “nearly every week.”
 
5. Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast Coming to Switch, PS4
 
During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced an impressive lineup of remasters, ports, and original titles that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this year. One of the revealed remasters that really struck a cord with viewers was Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Jedi Outcast and its sequel Jedi Academy will both be coming to the Nintendo Switch (and even PlayStation 4!) in the future. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast will release on both platforms in September 24th.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/4/19)

1. Overwatch is Coming to the Nintendo Switch
While today’s Nintendo Direct isn’t taking place until 3 pm, a bit of news has apparently leaked early. Jason Schreier of Kotaku has reported that Overwatch will be coming to the Nintendo Switch next month. Overwatch initially launched in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Switch port of Overwatch is expected to release on October 15th in North America.
 
Watch the Nintendo Direct here at 3 pm!
 
2. Apex Legends ‘Voidwalker’ Event is Live Now!
 
A new Apex Legends event centered around Wraith is now live. The event introduces a new Limited Time Mode called Armed and Dangerous. In the new LTM players will only be able to use shotguns and snipers. There are also event-based challenges that offer some free cosmetics. Finally, there are premium cosmetics you can purchase directly in the store.
 
3. CD Projekt Red Confirms Cyberpunk 2077 will Eventually Get Multiplayer
 
Before today, Cd Projekt Red’s official stance on multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077 was ‘maybe.’ Well, we’ve now had it confirmed that multiplayer will *eventually* be in Cyberpunk 2077. The game will release in April 2020 with only single player, then it will be followed by some single player DLCs, and finally after that we can expect some sort of multiplayer features.
 
4. Fortnite Teases ‘It’ Crossover Event
 
Epic Games is teasing a Fortnite crossover event for the upcoming movie ‘It Chapter 2.’ ‘It’ is a spooky Stephen King novel about an evil clown named Pennywise. One of Pennywise’s calling cards is a red balloon, and you can now find red balloons all over Fortnite’s map. Specifically, these red balloons are coming out of sewer grates in the game, which is where Pennywise is known to hang out. Expect some cool ‘It’ themed cosmetics and maybe even a Limited Time Mode to come out later this week.
 
5. Minecraft Unveils an Official DuckTales Adventure Map
 
Mojang has just revealed an official DuckTales-themed DLC for Minecraft. DuckTales follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, which includes Donald Duck. The Minecraft DLC will include iconic locations from DuckTales, new storylines and quests, and new collectibles. The DuckTales Minecraft DLC is available now.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (9/3/19)

1. Fortnite’s Floating Island is Back
The trip through previous seasons continues this week with Season 6’s floating island making a return. However, instead of Loot Lake’s central house, the top of the island is now occupied by the Motel that was replaced by The Block. This week’s content update also introduces the Zapper Trap. The Zapper Trap is a throwable item that sticks to walls and then zaps nearby enemies. Read more details about the content update below.
 
2. Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow
 
A Nintendo Direct is scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 4th, at 3 pm PT. The event will focus on Nintendo Switch games that are scheduled to release during the remainder of 2019, including Pokemon Sword & Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3. We can also hopefully expect some information about other titles, remasters, and more. Catch the live show tomorrow afternoon and expect a summary from us later in the week as well.
 
3. Hearthstone’s Next Solo Adventure is Tombs of Terror
 
Tombs of Terror is the next singleplayer adventure to come to Hearthstone. The first chapter will release on September 17th for free. In the Tombs of Terror the League of Explorers will explore the ruins of Uldum. The explorers will each be “dual-class heroes,” combining the abilities of two different Hearthstone classes. After the first week, a new chapter will be available each week for 700 gold or $7 USD.
 
4. Big Update Coming to Red Dead Online next Week
 
A big update for Red Dead Online will introduce Roles to the game next week. The three roles are bounty hunter, collector, and trader. Each role will include specific missions and challenges that can reward new gear, abilities, and clothing. The update releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 10th next week.
 
5. Play as Dave Bautista in Gears 5
 
Dave Bautista has desired to star in a Gears of War movie for a long time. And if you know anything about Dave Bautista you know he’d be a great fit. Bautista may be most recently known for his role as Drax the Destroyer from Guardians of the Galaxy, but he also used to wrestle under the name The Animal. The Animal is the persona that will be in Gears 5. The Animal will be playable in Gears 5 starting on September 15th, after the Clash of Champions takes place on the WWE Network.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/30/19)

1. Ninja Signs with Adidas, Telltale Games is Back, and Epic Breaks (then fixes) Fortnite! (Moot Points Episode 68)
 
2. 6 Million Player Made Maps Imported to Halo: The Master Chief Collection
 
Over 6.6 million player-created maps have been successfully copied for future use in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. These maps come from Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4. Player made maps have been a huge aspect of how many Halo fans enjoy the franchise, so it is fantastic to see so many maps have been successfully ported to the upcoming MCC release on PC. These maps will also be accessible on Xbox One once Halo: Reach is added to the MCC.
 
3. Destiny 2 Unveils Plans for a Battle Pass
 
In a Destiny blog post Bungie revealed plans to add a battle pass in the game’s third year. The first battle pass with start with Shadowkeep, which kicks off the first season of Year 3. Each season will last three months and will come with its own battle pass. There will be, as expected, both a free and paid version of the battle passes. Read more about the future of Destiny 2 in the article below.
 
4. Castle Crashers Remastered is Coming to Switch
 
Castle Crashers Remastered will be re-released on the Nintendo Switch store on September 17th. The co-op side scroller came out 11 years ago for the Xbox 360. The remastered game will also eventually come to the PlayStation 4. You can expect 60 fps gameplay, online and local multiplayer, and unlockable DLC.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/29/19)

1. Mobile Game ‘Pokemon Masters’ Releases Today
Pokemon Masters came out today on both iOS and Android. In Pokemon Masters your goal is recruit ‘Sync Pairs. A Sync Pair is a famous trainer from Pokemon’s long and storied history and their Pokemon. You’ll then create a team of three trainers and jam. Honestly, this game looks like it could be pretty good. Are you going to check out Pokemon Masters? Have you tried it already? Let us know!
 
2. Epic Reverts Turbo Build Nerfs
 
After community backlash, Epic has reverted nerfs to Turbo Building that were in Fortnite patch v10.20. The original changes increased the delay between placing structures from 0.05 seconds to 0.15 seconds. This was intended to level the playing field between low ping and high ping players, but it was too much. Now, to accomplish that same goal, Epic is experimenting with else: when two players attempt to place a build in the same spot at the same time, the game will randomly decide which player gets to place their build.
 
3. Blizzard is Increasing WoW Classic Server Capacity
 
Blizzard posted on the World of Warcraft Classic forums today to let players know they’re going to increase server capacities. Players have been stuck in lengthy login queues when they try to play WoW Classic. While this is certainly reminiscent of the original WoW experience, it is less than ideal for a rabid playerbase that just wants to play. Blizzard said they are increasing server capacity “substantially” to reduce queue times.
 
4. ‘Shovel Knight Dig’ Announced
 
A sequel, or perhaps a spin-off, for the popular game Shovel Knight was announced yesterday. ‘Shovel Knight Dig’ is a game that focuses on Shovel Knight’s attempt to dig toward the center of the earth in a pursuit of Drill Knight. There is also one big final update coming to the original Shovel Knight game, which will introduce both a new campaign and a new multiplayer fighting mode. Read more about the King of Cards campaign and watch the Shovel Knight Dig trailer using the link below.
 
5. Planetside Arena Launches into Early Access on September 19th
 
You may remember hearing about Planetside Arena last year, as it was slated for a January 2019 release. That has been pushed back a few times since then, but the game now looks poised to launch into Steam Early Access on September 19th. Planetside Arena is battle royale game most notable for its massive match size: at launch each game will feature 300 players, split into either three player teams or 12 player squads depending on which mode you play.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/28/19)

1. Ninja Signs Adidas Sponsorship Deal
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins announced on Twitter yesterday a new sponsorship deal he just signed with Adidas. Adidas is a sports apparel company probably best known for their shoes, but it looks like the first piece of apparel is a niiice windbreaker. This Adidas announcement comes just weeks after Ninja left Twitch to stream exclusively for Mixer in a deal that most estimate must’ve been worth millions.
 
2. Marvel’s Spider-Man Game of the Year Edition
 
The GOTY edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man launched today, combining the base game with the The City That Never Sleeps DLC for only $40. The City That Never Sleeps offers three chapters of content for players to enjoy. The DLC itself usually costs $25, so you’re getting a great deal here if you’re planning on playing the whole game plus the extra stuff.
 
3. Gamestop Leak ‘Confirms’ Crypto is Apex Legends’ Next Legend
 
A hacker character potentially named Crypto has been a contender for the next Apex Legends character, but a recent leak from a Gamestop conference may have finally confirmed his eventual addition to the game. Images clearly show a character that appears to be Crypto. There is also a picture of a new weapon, the Charge Rifle. The Charge Rifle obviously sounds like an energy weapon, but we’ll have to wait and see. See the images for yourself in the article below.
 
 
4. Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’ Games are Being Remastered
 
Old school platforming games based on Disney movies Aladdin and The Lion King are coming to modern systems. ‘Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King’ will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Both games will have updated graphics and new features including saving, rewinding, level select, invulnerability, and infinite lives. There will also be a feature called the Interactive Game Viewer, which will let you watch through replays and jump back in at any time. The game collection will cost $29.99 and a release date is not yet announced.
 
5. Telltale Games is Back from the Dead!
 
Telltale Games, which released episodic adventure games frequently based on popular TV shows, shut down last year. Well, now the company and its assets have been acquired by LCG Entertainment and Telltale Games is officially back! Some of the original Telltale employees will be offered freelance roles. The new company also acquired some of the licensing rights to previous Telltale titles like The Wolf Among us and Batman, so we may see some of the old games revived as well.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/27/19)

1. Fortnite x Borderlands Crossover
Epic Games partnered with Borderlands for the Fortnite’s latest patch. There are Borderlands themed cosmetics, challenges, and even a new area of the map. In Pandora, you’ll regenerate your shield after four seconds. You can also build with the new Pandora buildings in Creative mode if that interests you. Pandora will be in Fortnite’s battle royale map until September 10th.
 
2. New Death Stranding Trailer (we think?)
 
Kojima Productions released another Death Stranding trailer on their YouTube channel yesterday. This comes shortly after Gamescom, where a longer trailer revealed more of the game’s actual plot. Today’s trailer is (unsurprisingly) pretty weird. There’s some sort of ghost baby? Honestly, you should watch for yourselves. Death Stranding releases November 8th for PlayStation 4.
 
3. Hunt: Showdown Launch Trailer
 
Hunt: Showdown officially launched on Steam today! In Hunt: Showdown, you play a bounty hunter who dives into a Louisiana swamp looking for monsters. The issue? There are other teams of bounty hunters as well, and they won’t be afraid to kill you if you get in their way. Hunt: Showdown is launching with Solos, Duos, and Trios modes.
 
4. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Announced
 
Capcom has officially announced a Mega Man collection PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, AND PC via Steam. The collection will include all four Mega Man Zero games, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man ZX Advent. The Legacy Collection will release on January 21st, 2020. Read about all the improvements made to the older games in the article below.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/26/19)

1. Rush Wars is sweet & Mobile Gamers are REAL GAMERS!
 
Supercell’s latest game “Rush Wars” has officially been released for beta testing. Rush Wars is a free-to-play fast-paced strategy game where players grow a squad with various troop combinations in an attempt to defeat enemy bases. The beta version is currently available in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia on the App Store and Google Play Store.
 
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2. Ashen Coming to Steam and GOG
 
According to a trailer released today, Ashen will soon be coming to Steam and GOG. Until now, Ashen has been an Epic Games Store exclusive. Ashen has been favorably compared to Dark Souls with people praising the ingenuity and finesse with which Ashen incorporates familiar Dark Souls mechanics. Ashen’s Epic Games exclusivity will officially end on December 9th.
 
3. Diablo 3 Season 18 Now Live
 
The 18th Season of Diablo 3 is now live. Season 18 focuses on the Triune, an ancient cult that worshipped false forms of the three Prime Evils. While on the battlefield you’ll gain significant benefits from the Triune buffs, with each buff representing one of the three deities. There are also plenty of cosmetics to get in Season 18, including the Conqueror set which was previously only available in Season 6.
 
 
4. Team Liquid Wins LCS
 
Team Liquid has solidified their place in history after taking down Cloud9 to become the first team in LCS history to win 4 straight titles. After falling behind 2-1 in the best-of-five series, Team Liquid managed to rally and defeat their longtime rivals 3-2. Team Liquid and Cloud9 have both punched in their tickets to the World Championships where they will face the best international teams in their quest to be crowned the best team in the world.
 
 
5. OG Dota wins The International
 
OG Dota has won The International for the second year in a row, defeating Team Liquid 3-1. Not only were they crowned the best team in the World, but OG Dota were rewarded handsomely for their efforts, winning over $15M as their share of the record-breaking $34M prize pool. Team Liquid earned over $4M for their second-place effort. Between the LCS Championship and the Dota 2 International, it’s safe to say it was a good weekend for Team Liquid fans.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/23/19)

1. They Nerfed the Mech! They Nerfed the Mech! (Moot Points Episode 67)
 
In what will inevitably come to be known as "The Patch Notes Heard 'Round the World," Epic Games has finally nerfed the B.R.U.T.E. mech. We break down the changes, plus we look at everything else you should know about heading into the weekend.
 
2. New Dota 2 Hero, Snapfire
 
Valve just revealed a new Dota 2 Hero that will come to the game Fall of this year. Snapfire is an adorable old lady that rides on the back of some sort of fire-breathing lizard. Snapfire also has a shotgun that she can shoot from the back of her mount. This reveal occurred during The International 2019, the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, which wraps up this weekend.
 
3. DICE Cancels Battlefield 5’s Competitive 5v5 Mode
 
DICE had been planning to introduce a competitive 5v5 game mode to Battlefield 5 for a while, but they’ve just announced the game mode is no longer coming. While DICE wants to provide a competitive experience for Battlefield 5 players, the 5v5 game mode apparently took too much development time away from other features DICE wants to prioritize. Apparently (as always) DICE promises to be more transparent with what they’re working on moving forward.
 
4. Death Stranding Exclusive Gamescom Trailer Reveals Game’s Plot
 
Those who were fortunate enough to attend Gamescom this week finally know what Death Stranding is all about. While we, the general public, can’t see the behind-closed-doors trailer just yet, we can at least read about what is in it. Norman Reedus’ character is tasked with reconnecting fractured cities across what used to be the United States. That’s at least the main point, but there’s obviously going to be a lot more to this game. Death Stranding releases on November 8th for PS4.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/22/19)

1. Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Stream Next Week
This week is Gamescom, a huge convention in Cologne, Germany where developers reveal what they're working on. At last year’s Gamescom CD Projekt Red played a 45 minute video of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay. While we didn’t get to see it at the time, a few months later the devs released the video to the public. The same thing is happening this year, except us normal folks won’t have to wait so long. On August 30th at 11 am PT a new gameplay trailer will be streamed on the official CD Projekt Red Twitch and Mixer channels.
 
2. ESL Announces IEM Beijing-Haidian
 
ESL and Intel just announced IEM Beijing-Haidian, a Counter Strike: GO tournament set in the Haidian district of Beijing. Over the course of November 7th through 10th eight teams will battle for their share of a $250,000 prize pool. Team Liquid and Astralis are both confirmed attendees so far. The other spots will be split between invited teams and teams that qualify through online qualifiers.
 
3. Rocket League Season 12 Starts next Week
 
Rocket League’s next ranked season kicks off next week. Specifically, the season starts on Tuesday the 27th. On Wednesday, the game’s fourth Rocket Pass will become available to players. The premium version of the Rocket Pass offers Mudcat, a new car that can be upgraded as you level up your pass. There are also, naturally, tons of other cosmetics on both the premium and the free tracks of the Rocket Pass.
 
4. Developer Leaks that Fire is Coming to Sea of Thieves
 
During a developer stream yesterday, a Sea of Thieves developer accidentally shared that fire will be coming to the game as a mechanic in the near future. This was this particular developer’s first time back on the weekly stream after a 6 month ‘ban’ for accidentally leaking that parrots were in the works. Maybe dude should just not be in front of cameras? Either way, fire in Sea of Thieves sounds like an excellent game mechanic. Good idea, Rare.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/21/19)

1. PUBG Brings Back Dynamic Weather
PUBG Update 4.2 is live on PC now. This patch has several notable changes, but the most exciting is the reintroduction of dynamic weather. Rain, fog, thunderstorms, and wind will occasionally make your lives difficult now on Erangel only. Erangel also now has some destructible pylons and barricades, including previously indestructible objects. There’s a few more things in this update, so check out the trailer below to learn more.
 
2. Sea of Thieves offers a Free Halo-Inspired Ship
 
This week only, Sea of Thieves players can log in and claim the Spartan ship set. The free ship is inspired by the Halo franchise and it looks pretty sweet if we’re being honest. You only have to play for five minutes in either Adventure or Arena mode before 3 pm PT on Saturday. Within 72 hours the skins will be available to you. Enjoy!
 
3. Possible Rainbow Six Siege Halloween Skins Leak
 
A twitter user named ‘obutu3_’ has revealed some leaked Rainbow Six Siege skins that look to be for an upcoming Halloween event. There are 7 new skins that specifically Halloween or horror themed (Doc, Kapkan, Bandit, Ela, Vigil, Smoke, and Frost) and there are 2 new skins that seemingly aren’t on theme (Caviera and Gridlock.) Halloween is actually only a couple months away, so maybe we’ll see these in an official capacity soon.
 
4. Method Announce Classic WoW Race to World First Stream
 
The premier World of Warcraft guild Method just revealed a Race to World First event for WoW Classic. The event will be a 24/7 stream hosted in Las Vegas while we watch the world’s best compete in three different races: the race from levels 1-60, the race to kill Ragnaros in Molten Core, and the race to kill Onyxia in Onyxia’s Lair.
 
5. For Honor is Free to Keep on Uplay this Week
 
For Honor is currently free-to-keep on Ubisoft’s Uplay store. That means if you can download it between now and August 29th and then keep the game forever. For Honor is an action game that has knights, samurai, and Vikings battling each other. You can play in both 1v1 duels and bigger scale battles. Read more about the game below.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/20/19)

1. Fortnite Content Update V10.10 Introduces Junk Rift
This week’s Fortnite update didn’t remove the mechs, but it may have added a way to fight them. The Junk Rift is a new Epic rarity throwable item. The Junk Rift “breaks on contact and spawns a large object in the sky that plummets to the ground.” Direct hits will deal 200 damage, plus there will be a 100 damage shockwave outward once the piece of junk hits the ground. Most importantly, “both hits immediately destroy vehicles and destructible objects on impact.” Check out the trailer (and the rest of the patch notes) right here.
 
2. Respawn CEO ‘Apologizes’ for Apex Legends Dev Behavior
 
Vince Zampella, the CEO of Respawn Entertainment, wrote a public statement addressing the behavior of a few members of the Apex Legends development team. Although Zampella acknowledges some of his team members “crossed a line” he doesn’t apologize for their behavior; instead he “apologize[s] to any of our fans that were offended.” If you want to read Zampella’s apology for yourself, you can find a link to it in the article below. If you want to be caught up on this entire fiasco check out our latest YouTube video (linked below as well.)
 
3. The International 2019 Main Event is Under Way!
 
Dota 2’s The International is usually the biggest esport event of the year, with this year being no exception. Sixteen teams made it to the double elimination main event stage of the tournament, with matches starting last night. The event is taking place in China so the match timings are a bit off for some regions. You can find the bracket, schedule, and more info at this link.
 
4. Remnant: From the Ashes Official Launch Trailer
 
Remnant: From the Ashes officially released today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Remnant is a “third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by hordes of deadly enemies and epic bosses.” You can play Remnant: From the Ashes solo or with up to two friends. If you just got Remnant and need some people to play with, we suggest checking out the Remnant lounge here on Moot!
 
5. Kerbal Space Program 2 Cinematic Announce Trailer
 
Yesterday, Kerbal Space Program 2 was announced in spectacular fashion. We can’t say much more beyond this: you should really watch this trailer.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/19/19)

1. Apex Legends? More like ANGRYpex Legends!
 
The Iron Crown Collection event was supposed to be focused on the solo mode, with new cosmetics being an extra bonus for those who are into that kind of thing. Instead...well, just watch.
 
2. CoD: Modern Warfare ‘Gunfight’ Alpha on PS4 this Weekend
 
This weekend only, PlayStation 4 players can play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for free. The alpha test only includes the new 2v2 Gunfight game mode and five different maps, but it still is a sweet opportunity. No pre-ordering is necessary; in fact, you don’t even need to have PS Plus either! The alpha test starts on Friday and ends on Sunday. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases October 25th.
 
3. Dead by Daylight x Stranger Things Crossover
 
The Dead by Daylight YouTube channel posted a trailer for an upcoming Stranger Things event. The new Chapter will introduce a new Killer, two new Survivors, and a new map. The new killer is obviously the Demogorgon and the new Survivors are Steve Harrington and Nancy Wheeler. The new map is the Underground Complex. The Stranger Things Chapter launches on both PC and consoles in September.
 
4. Magic: the Gathering Arena Coming to Epic Games Store
 
MTGA is a free digital way to play Magic that is currently available for download on the game’s website. Soon, though, MTGA will also be available on the Epic Games Store. We say also because they won’t be a complete exclusive, as you’ll still be able to download the game through Magic’s website if you’d like. Also, this announcement finally confirmed they will be releasing the game for Mac computers in next few months.
 
5. PUBG Introducing Console Cross-Play
 
Soon, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players will be able to play PUBG together. PUBG Corp. revealed this news during Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom show Inside Xbox. The developers did not mention whether they would ever extend this to include PC players as well, but with the potential skill gap between PC and console for a mechanically intensive game like PUBG it may never happen. This feature should come to live servers in early October.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/16/19)

1. Pokemon Reveals a Ranked Mode for Sword and Shield!
Happy Friday Mooties! In this week's episode of Moot Points we talk about the new Pokemon Ranked Mode, the new TFT Patch, and Dota 2's The International 2019. Let's dive in!
 
2. Epic Games Addresses Concerns About the B.R.U.T.E.
 
By now we’ve all heard complaints about the B.R.U.T.E., the new mech introduced to Fortnite with Season X. Many players feel the B.R.U.T.E. is too strong and hinders competitive integrity, but Epic doesn’t feel the same way. In a blog post shared this morning, Epic Games defended the introduction of the mech by saying it provides gives some players a chance to get a few kills or even a win. Apparently, there are on average only 5 or 6 kills per game with a B.R.U.T.E., meaning it is not too strong. Thoughts?
 
3. Tencent’s New Overwatch-esque Mobile Game
 
Tencent, a giant Chinese game publisher, has just released Ace Force into open beta. Ace Force is a team hero shooter, just like Overwatch, with a cartoon-ish art style. There’s only so much design space when trying to create a roster of a few dozen unique characters, so it’s no surprise to see several things that remind us Overwatch. From the trailer alone, we see some rocket barrages, some sniping, and someone who looks to be piloting a mech. Ace Force is available for both Android and iOS phones.
 
4. Bungie is Making Changes to Destiny 2’s PvP
 
Since splitting from Blizzard-Activision earlier this year, Bungie is taking stock of all aspects of Destiny 2. In a blog post this morning, franchise director Luke Smith outlined several changes Bungie will make to the game’s Player vs Player systems in the near future. The Quickplay and Competitive playlists will be replaced by more specific ones. Some maps will be cycled out of the map rotation and replaced by original maps like Widow’s Court and Twilight Gap. Finally, there’s a slight tease that Trials may even come back in the future, which we think Destiny fans would love.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/15/19)

1. The International 2019 Begins, Prize Pool at $33 Million
Dota 2’s biggest tournament of the year is officially under way. The International is famous for crowdsourcing its prize pool; Valve offers in-game cosmetics for Dota players to buy to support the tournament. This year’s prize pool just hit $33 million, making it the largest esports prize pool ever. Each player on the winning team will now take home at least $3 million dollars.
 
2. Epic Apologizes for Selling a New Dog
 
Epic Games has apologized for releasing Gunner, a new pet dog for Fortnite that looked too similar to Bonesy. Bonesy is from a previous Battle Pass and was supposed to be an exclusive reward. Epic is refunding everyone who purchased Gunner, plus an additional 200 V-bucks. If you have already refunded Gunner, you’ll also get the extra V-bucks plus you’ll get a Refund Token that can be used on eligible items purchased in the last 30 days.
 
3. Apex Legends Toys Coming Soon
 
Some cool Apex Legends toys will be coming out by the end of this year. There will be two types of Apex Legends toys. The larger figures are 9 inches tall and use the actual game’s 3D models so they’re accurate to the game. The smaller vinyl figures, on the other hand, are a bit more stylized but they still look sweet. As far as prices, the big figures are $100 and the smaller ones are only $30.
 
4. Future of Magic: the Gathering Esports
 
Wizards of the Coast announced yesterday sweeping changes to the Organized Play aspect of Magic: the Gathering. Magic started as a tabletop card game over 25 years ago, but within the last year the game has found success digitally as well. This means the company must reimagine and redefine how players can compete in events and tournaments in their aspirations to become pro. You can read about all the changes below.
 
5. Echo Fox is Officially Leaving the LCS
 
Echo Fox will not be in the 2020 League of Legends LCS after a proposed sale of the team fell through this morning. Now, Riot Games will take over the process of selling the team’s slot in their league. Echo Fox is being pushed out of the LCS because of a public dispute between Rick Fox and a shareholder named Amit Raizada after Raizada used a racist slur in a conversation with former CEO Jace Hall. Raizada has refused to relinquish his shares in the team and Riot Games as a result has been forced to remove Echo Fox from the LCS.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/14/19)

1. Retail Row is Back in Business!
The first big update to Fortnite Season X brought back Retail Row, but it didn’t come alone. The Fiends from last year’s Halloween event are here to party as well. Fiends won’t spawn anywhere but Retail Row, nor can they leave the area. The other big change in the new update is another reduction to BRUTE spawn rates.
 
2. DreamHack Anaheim Announced for February 2020
 
Dreamhack just announced their first event ever to take place on the US West Coast. Dreamhack Anaheim will take place from February 21-23, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event, like all Dreamhack events, will feature professional tournaments across several titles. There will also be cosplay contests, musical performances, and activities for all attendees.
 
3. Epic Games Annoys Fortnite Players with a Dog
 
If you were to look at the Fortnite item shop today you may see a familiar face. Season 6 introduced wearable pets to Fortnite via the battle pass. Bonesy, an adorable dog with a scarf and a smile, was one of these pets. There’s now a new dog, called Gunner, in the item shop who looks almost identical to Bonesy. Some players are annoyed that Epic is selling what was effectively an exclusive item, others are annoyed there are now 2 items that basically indistinguishable, and finally some players are probably stoked because they missed out on their chance to buy Bonesy.
 
4. No Man’s Sky’s BEYOND Update is Here
 
BEYOND is an update for No Man’s Sky that is large enough to justify the use of capitalization. We’ve talked about it before, but this update is MASSIVE. Skimming the patch notes we see that new features include: VR Support, increased multiplayer party size, improved missions and tutorials, improved interactions between players, a new social hub, (more) new missions, new technology trees, gameplay balances, … oh my goodness the list goes on and on. Read the full patch notes at the link below.
 
5. Artwork for Cancelled Batman Game Leaks
 
A heap of concept art has leaked on 4chan that looks to be from a cancelled Damian Wayne Batman game. Right off the rip we should clarify this leak could be fake, however the images are pretty convincing. The game was supposed to be a sequel to Arkham Knight, which released in 2013. Based on the concept art, the game was to be set in a darker, rundown version of Gotham City. Instead of this game, rumors suggest Rocksteady is developing a ‘superhero creation game.’

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/13/19)

1. Overwatch Role Queue is now Live!
Rejoice (or despair) Overwatch fans! Role Queue is now available on live servers. Sigma also comes to the game today, so there’s tons of new goodies to explore. Today’s patch also tweaks tons of heroes as the game is due to change dramatically. Notably, Brigitte is now much more of a healer than she is a healer/tank hybrid. What do you think about Role Queue?
 
2. Teamfight Tactics Patch 9.16 Notes
 
The first major patch comes to Teamfight Tactics tomorrow, introducing FOUR new champions and one new Origin. All of the new champions are Hextech, which is a rather unique origin; when you have multiple Hextech units you will throw a bomb at an enemy equipped with an item. The bomb then detonates and disables all enemy items in a small radius for 8 seconds. There are also TONS of changes to champions, matchmaking, and more so check out the full patch notes below! Also, check out the Teamfight Tactics lounge here on Moot!
 
3. Apex Legends Iron Crown Collection Event Starts Today
 
The Iron Crown Collection event brings a new solos mode and much more to Apex Legends. There is a new special currency called Crowns that will be used to unlock event specific items. There are also tons of new cosmetics including several incredibly sweet skins. There is even a new Heirloom item called Raven’s Bite for Bloodhound. You can unlock Bloodhound’s Heirloom set via direct purchase once you have obtained all 24 Iron Crown Collection Event Pack items, whatever that exactly means.
 
4. Destiny 2 Looks to Change their Microtransactions
 
Bungie recently split from Blizzard-Activision and as a result the development studio is relooking at many of Destiny 2’s systems. A blog post today from the Destiny franchise director explored microtransactions in the game and how Bungie looks to improve them moving forward. In the future, Bungie hopes to split cosmetics from gameplay as much as possible. Playing and grinding the game will reward you with weapons, power, mods, perks, stats, titles, and more. Spending money is how you’ll get ornaments, shaders, ships, emotes, and more. Seems like a good plan, Bungie.

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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/12/19)

1. Ninja VS Twitch!
 
Happy Monday! This weekend was a crazy one for Ninja: Twitch used his channel to promote other streamers, meanwhile he was busy giving out his phone number to all of his millions of fans! We also look at everything going on on Moot this week.
 
 
2. Minecraft’s Graphics Overhaul is Cancelled
 
Back at E3 2017, Mojang announced the Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft. The Super Duper Graphics Pack was intended to bring stunning improvements to Minecraft’s graphics, but after two years of development Mojang has announced they’re cancelling the project. Apparently, the studio has not been happy with how the updated graphics have been performing across the different platforms Minecraft is on.
 
3. Fortnite World Champ Gets Swatted During a Livestream
 
The Fortnite Solos World Champion ‘Bugha’ got swatted during a livestream this weekend. Luckily nobody was hurt. Swatting is the act of calling the police to someone else’s house. It is extremely dangerous and reckless, as it wastes resources plus puts lives in danger. A 2017 swatting ended with the death of an innocent party plus a 20-year prison sentence for the person responsible. People, don’t do this.
 
4. Epic Reduces Mech Spawn Rates; Is it Enough?
 
This weekend Epic reduced spawn rates for the BRUTE mechs, but is it enough? It seems that the core of the issue for most players in the strength of the BRUTE, not the frequency at which it spawns. Fortnite’s Championship Series start next week and it looks like the BRUTE will be available in those incredibly important matches.
 
5. Ubisoft Removes DLC Content from The Division 2
 
Last month Ubisoft introduced Expeditions to The Division 2. The DLC missions were designed to be a rotating experience, except now they’re rotating out of existence. Something in Ubisoft’s plan didn’t come together fully, and they said they’re removing the Expeditions until they can bring them back with more replayability. In theory that sounds nice, but it’s a mega bummer for people who haven’t got a chance to clear the Expeditions yet because there’s an exotic rifle called The Diamondback that is rewarded to all players who complete the missions.
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POPULAR The Daily Moot (8/9/19)

1. Rocket League Crates Are Going Away! Are Loot Boxes DOOMED?! (Moot Points Episode 65)
 
2. Discord Reveals ‘Go Live’ Feature
 
Discord has just revealed a new feature called ‘Go Live’ that will enable you to stream to up 10 friends. While that sounds laughable given the larger context of the Twitch vs Mixer debate where streamers like Ninja are moving to new platforms for millions of dollars and thousands of viewers, this is actually kind of a big deal. Most streamers have incredibly small audiences comprised of mostly friends. In fact, this is closer to screensharing than it is even to streaming. The feature launches next week.
 
3. ESPN Delays Airing Apex Legends Tournament
 
After the tragic events that occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this past weekend ESPN has decided to delay airing the X-Games Apex Legends tournament. The tournament also took place last weekend and ESPN was planning on airing highlights from the X Games event. Now, that hour long special won’t air on television until October 6th. You can still watch the entire event on ESPN 3 or the ESPN esports YouTube channel.
 
4. No Man’s Sky Will Support 32 Player Co-Op
 
We’ve told you BEYOND will be a massive update to No Man’s Sky, but we’re still learning the exact scope of massiveness involved. Sean Murray, the head of Hello Games, has revealed more information about next week’s update including the fact that you can play with up to 31 friends! BEYOND is introducing The Nexus, a massive social hub to connect with other players. There will also be comprehensive VR support and tons of new or expanded game mechanics. BEYOND will be free to all No Man’s Sky players on August 14th.
 
5. Epic Games Pledges Loot Box Transparency Across All Games
 
Earlier this year, Epic Games turned Loot Llamas in Fortnite Save The World into X-Ray Llamas that reveal all of their contents before the point of purchase. Earlier this week, Epic and Psyonix announced they were removing crates from Rocket League. Earlier this day, Epic Games announced they will continue to be transparent across all titles in the future. This matches statements shared by other companies like Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft who have all also promised to be transparent with loot box odds.

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1. Borderlands 3: FL4K Character Trailer
Borderlands has revealed another new character from the upcoming game FL4K is an AI with three pet companions who help him hunt his foes. The “beastmaster hunter” design space is nothing new, but that’s okay because it can be a very satisfying play experience if executed properly. Check out the trailer below to see some of FL4K and his beasts in action. Borderlands 3 releases on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on September 13th.
 
2. No Man’s Sky BEYOND Launch Trailer
 
BEYOND is a massive update for No Man’s Sky that looks to bring both VR and social multiplayer to the game. Initially, the features in BEYOND were split into three separate updates but over time the studio realized their virtual reality, multiplayer, and social systems were all too interconnected to split. We still don’t know everything about BEYOND, but we know it comes out on August 14th and we know it looks gorgeous in the launch trailer.
 
3. Is Death Stranding Still a PS4 Exclusive?
 
On PlayStation’s website, Death Stranding used to be listed as a PS4 exclusive. That makes perfect sense because we’ve known the game was going to be exclusive to the platform, except now Death Stranding isn’t listed as an exclusive. Some fans are speculating this means the game is going to come to PC. Another, perhaps more likely take, is that this means Death Stranding will be coming to the PlayStation FIVE and thus won’t be ‘exclusive’ to the PS4. Thoughts?
 
4. Police Investigate Threats Made Against Twitch Offices
 
The San Francisco Police Department has been investigating multiple threats made against Twitch’s San Francisco headquarters. Reportedly, Twitch staff were asked to work from home yesterday for their own safety. Apparently, the threat originated from Twitter, although the police have not shared more than that. As of today the SFPD have said there is not an active threat at the Twitch offices.
 
5. Unrailed! Release Date Trailer
 
Unrailed! Is a multiplayer game where you cooperate with friends to build a train track across procedurally generated worlds. Based on the trailer, it feels like Overcooked or some other co-op game that is fun on the surface until it totally destroys every meaningful relationship in your life. Joy! You can also play against friends in some sort of versus mode. Unrailed! Comes to Steam Early Access on September 9th.

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1. Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer Reveals New Info
Nintendo released a new trailer for the upcoming Sword and Shield games, showing off new Pokemon, evolutions, and villians. The new bad guys are Team Yell, a group of punks that wear pink and follow a young goth girl named Marnie. You can watch the entire trailer below for more info. Pokemon Sword and Shield release this November 15th for the Nintendo Switch.
 
2. Rocket League is Moving Away from a Crate System
 
One of the things Rocket League is known for is crates and the in-game cosmetics they offer. Rocket League crates are easy to acquire, but the keys to open them cost $1 USD each (if you buy 5 or more at once.) Now that Psyonix has been acquired by Epic Games the company is choosing to move toward a more modern approach; you will be able to view the exact items you are purchasing in advance, similar to Fortnite’s Save the World mode.
 
3. Anthem Releases Cataclysm Update
 
After several delays, the Cataclysm activity is now available to Anthem players. Cataclysm was added with this week’s 1.3.0 patch. BioWare describes Cataclysm as a mode that evolves over time and encourages players to work as a team. Despite those impressive sounding goals, apparently the mode has been less than impressive to those who got their hands on it early. Update 1.3.0 also introduced tons of balance changes, which you can read about in the article below.
 
4. Final WoW Classic Test Run Starts Tomorrow
 
World of Warcraft Classic isn’t set to release for another 3 weeks, but you’ll be able to participate in the final test run starting tomorrow. The test will begin at 11 am PST tomorrow and will end on Friday. You can download WoW Classic using your Battle.net launcher. WoW Classic officially launches on August 27th.

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