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1. Glider Redeploy Returns to Fortnite, with a Twist
Glider redeploy in Fortnite enabled players to pull out their glider if they fell from almost any height. It was a controversial feature, as it enabled players to take certain risks they could not normally take. Epic Games removed the feature after a short test period, but it is now returning with a twist. Glider redeploy is coming back, but as an item; players will be able to loot Gliders around the map, similar to how they could loot Jetpacks or Balloons, and Gliders will have a certain number of charges.
 
2. Rocket League Finally Gets Full Cross-Platform Play
 
With the help and cooperation of PlayStation, Rocket league is now to the second game to enter the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program. Now, players on all the major systems can get randomly matched against one another. Cross-platform parties, on the other hand, are still not available. You can play private matches with and against friends on other platforms and full cross-platform parties are coming “soon.” Personally, playing against people on other consoles is just step one. Hopefully cross-platform parties come sooner rather than later.
 
3. Battlefield 5 Trailer Shows off Lightning Strikes Update
 
DICE released a trailer this morning showing off the Lightning Strikes update, which releases later this week on the 17th. Lightning Strikes focuses on tanks, vehicle warfare, and big explosions which makes for an exciting trailer. Lightning Strikes introduces new weapons, new vehicles, and some game modes. Rush returns, alongside a new co-op mode called Combined Arms. Lightning Strikes is the 2nd of 3 chapters in the Tides of War content series. The third chapter, which is set to release in March, will finally introduce a battle royale mode to Battlefield 5.
 
4. Datamine Reveals Potential SNES Games Coming to the Switch
 
An alleged data mine has potentially revealed an impressive list of SNES games that may be making their way to the Nintendo Switch Online store soon. The list of games includes: Super Mario Kart, Super Soccer, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Yoshi’s Island, Star Fox, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and more. There are already NES games available on the Switch Online store, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility for SNES games to become available as well. Fingers crossed for these rumors to be true!
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Happy Friday New Years Revomootions! In this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan and Brian, the guys make some predictions about the next year in gaming. What will be the biggest game of the year? Will Fortnite stay the most popular game in the world? Check out the episode to see the guaranteed correct answers to these questions and more!
 
2. Fortnite is Fixing its Uneven Ground Problem
 
One of the most annoying things in Fortnite is getting fixed next week. Any experienced Fortnite player can recall a time when they died because their wall built in the ground instead of at a normal level to protect themselves. A new update will enable players to automatically build two vertical walls when the lower wall is mostly underground. The ‘underground’ wall will also cost no materials, which is a nice touch. Did the best game in the world just get better?
 
3. Amazon is Apparently Developing a Game Streaming Service
 
Rumors are starting to swirl about Amazon starting their own game streaming service, to rival Microsoft’s and Google’s programs. Game streaming will enable you to play games that are running on a computer other than your own. Google’s Project Stream had a beta where testers got to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Google Chrome; while it was undoubtedly sweet, there were graphical and framerate issues. Amazon’s project could be out as early as next year.
 
4. Riot is Letting League of Legends Players Keep Free Skins
 
An error in the League of Legends store temporarily allowed players to get skins effectively for free, and while Riot has now fixed the error, they are letting players keep the skins they got for free. Skin capsules, which usually cost 750 Riot points, were available for 1 blue essence yesterday. Riot points are the game’s premium currency while blue essence is a free currency given out in excess to players. Some members of the community are annoyed with Riot’s lack of action on the matter, but other community members are presumably happy with all of their new skins.
 
5. Kingdom Hearts III Update Schedule Revealed
 
A significant portion of Kingdom Hearts III leaked a few weeks ago, much to the dismay of the general fanbase. The game’s director assured fans that nothing major was included in the videos, but the studio is still taking precautions to prevent spoilers. The day after the game releases, an update will include an Epilogue to be viewed after players complete the main story. The next day, a “Secret” video will be added for players who have met certain criteria. These measures are being taken to prevent players from seeing any more spoilers before they get a chance to experience the game for themselves. Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29th.

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1. Bungie Splits from Activision, Takes Destiny with Them
Bungie has announced that it is splitting with Activision, bringing an early end to their ten year publishing partnership surrounding the Destiny franchise. Bungie will acquire full rights and publish all future content independently. Destiny 2 will remain on BattleNet for PC players following the departure.
 
2. PUBG Bans a Dozen Pros and 30,000 other Players for Cheating
 
Last month, PUBG conducted a global investigation of all currently active pro PUBG players to see if any of them were cheating. Turns out, a handful were. PUBG just discovered a very hard to detect cheat that scanned data being sent to the servers, instead of game files themselves, which enabled the cheater to effectively have radar vision. PUBG caught and suspended 10 players for cheating and 2 more players who knew their teammates were cheating but said nothing. These players have been banned for 3 years and future pro competitors will be screened more thoroughly moving forward.
 
3. Red Dead Online gets a more Genuine Battle Royale Mode
 
Rockstar has said they will adapt Red Dead Online to match what the playerbase wants to see, and apparently the players want to see more battle royale. A new game mode called Gun Rush came to Red Dead Online today which is truer to the usual Battle Royale style than the Make It Count game mode currently in RDO. In Gun Rush, up to 32 players will gather weapons and ammo for a fight to death in an ever-shrinking play area.
 
4. The Better Business Bureau Gives Epic Games an F
 
Epic Games just received an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau, supposedly for not responding to customer complaints. The majority of the complaints have to do with customer service and ignoring refund requests. It should be HEAVILY EMPHASIZED that the Better Business Bureau is a private organization, not a government entity, and there is an EXTREME CORRELATION between companies that pay them money and companies that get good ratings. Have you ever had to interact with Epic Games customer support staff? If so, do you feel this rating is fair?
 
5. Stan Lee Tribute Added to World of Warcraft
 
Azeroth’s biggest cities have always been full of fun Easter eggs for the most diligent World of Warcraft players. It was one of these players who noticed a new NPC (Non-Player Character) walking the halls of Stormwind Keep. The character is named ‘Stanley’ and he looks exactly like the late Stan Lee, of comic book fame. If looking like Stan Lee isn’t enough to confirm this is a direct tribute, Stanley actually shouts Excelsior! as he walks around. Nice touch, Blizzard.
 
6. Old School Runescape gets a New Region in Today’s Update
 
In what is the first big update since the game went multiplatform late last year, Old School Runescape got a new region today. The Kebos Lowlands includes a new town called Brimstome, a new monster in the form of a hydra, a new slayer dungeon. There is even a new farming guild. Jagex has called this update the game’s most diverse since Old School Runescape launched in 2013.
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1. Ubisoft Foregoing Steam, Selling The Division 2 on Epic Games Store
Ubisoft and Epic Games have announced a partnership deal that will see the PC version of The Division 2 selling on the Epic Games store. The Epic Games store may pose the first real threat to Steam, which has has effectively been the only online marketplace for digital games for some time now. Epic only takes 12% of revenue, which is significantly lower than the 30% Steam takes. In the announcement, Ubisoft announced they will release a few more select titles on the Epic Games store over the course of 2019.
 
2. Final Fantasy Digital Card Coming to PC, in Japan at Least
 
Square Enix has revealed a digital card game inspired by Final Fantasy, due to start a beta test in Japan this month. There has been no word yet if the game will come to other regions for beta testing or upon release. The game has players compete in turn-based battles where you place characters and monsters on a grid-like board.
 
3. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets Level Scaling and More
 
Ubisoft has been grinding away to bring new content to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It’s not all about content though, as the game is getting expanded features as well. Perhaps the most exciting new feature is the option to choose how your enemies scale to your level. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to adjust enemy scaling so you can play the game at the exact difficulty you desire. There is also a litany of new quests coming to the game this month. Check the article below to read more about how Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is expanding this month.
 
4. Epic to Host a Fortnite Tournament at the Australian Open
 
The Australian Open is one of the four biggest tennis tournaments of the year, but this year it won’t be all about tennis. Epic Games has announced they will be hosting a tournament called the Summer Smash at the event, which boasts a prize pool of $355 thousand USD. There will be a solo tournament and a pro-am duos tournament, open to Australia and New Zealand residents over 16 years old. The tournaments will take place during the final weekend of the Australian Open, January 26-27. The ProAm will feature popular streamers from the region, including Loserfruit, LazarBeam, and Muselk.
 
5. Bungie is Unlocking the Bergusia Forge; Destiny 2 Puzzle Still Unsolved
 
The Bergusia Forge is the final piece of content related to the Black Armory, but before Bungie opened it to Annual Pass holders they had a puzzle the community had to solve. Well, the puzzle was too hard; so hard in fact that no one has solved it yet. Bungie released an announcement this morning stating they don’t want to withhold the content any longer, so the Bergusia Forge is now available. For you maniacs that still want to solve the puzzle, you’ll unlock a unique emblem and ghost for your efforts.
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1. Fortnite Introduces Silenced Sniper Rifle, Brings Back Dual Pistols
Epic quietly (see what we did there) released a content update last night that introduced a new silenced sniper rifle to their battle royale mode. The same update has also brought back the popular dual pistols, affectionately nicknamed ‘dualies,’ and removed all versions of the burst rifle except for the rare and legendary rarities. Finally, the content update has heavily nerfed the X-4 Stormwing plane. Planes will now spawn less often and take more damage when they run into structures.
 
2. Laser Cannons Come to GTA Online in New Update
 
If you were struggling to find a weapon with adequate firepower in GTA Online, struggle no more; the Unholy Hellbringer and Widowmaker guns are both now available to purchase at an Ammu-Nation near you. If you need to earn some cash to purchase either of these bad boys, you can earn double cash and RP rewards from any of the Arena War game modes for the next week. Finally, there’s tons of new discounts on businesses and vehicles in this week’s update.
 
3. First Overwatch PTR Patch of 2019
 
The first Overwatch patch of the new year has come to game’s PTR servers. The first change comes to armor, which will only reduce damage by 3 instead of reducing it by 5. Next, Brigitte is being nerfed. Her Rally ability now has a maximum duration of 30 seconds. D.Va’s defense matrix has had its cooldown increased from 1 second to 2 seconds. And finally, Reaper is getting buffed, as his life steal is getting increased from 30% to 50% of damage dealt.
 
4. Tropico 6 has been Delayed Until March
 
After a closed beta run toward the end of 2018, the studio behind Tropico 6 has decided to delay the game’s release by a couple months. The extra time will give the developers an opportunity to implement community feedback in response to the beta. Specifically, they will polish pathfinding, multiplayer, and how the game simulations both the Tropicans and the economy. Due to the delay, if you have preordered the game or do so before January 10th, you will receive Tropico 6’s first DLC for free.
 
5. Earn Ana Bastet Cosmetics by Winning Games and Watching Streams
 
Yesterday, Blizzard released a short story called Bastet that focused on Soldier 76 and Ana. In the story, Ana spent some time as Bastet, the protector of Cairo. Today, a new set of in-game challenges has come to Overwatch that will give players a chance to unlock Bastet-themed cosmetics by winning games. 3 wins will get you a player icon, 6 wins gets you a victory pose, and 9 wins will unlock the Bastet Ana skin. You can also earn a unique spray by watching a handful of promoted Twitch streamers.
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1. New Overwatch Short Story Explores Soldier 76’s History
Blizzard released a new Overwatch short story called Bastet today, which focuses on a conversation between Soldier 76 and Ana. During their conversation, it is revealed that Soldier 76 used to be in a relationship with a man named Vincent, whom he had to leave behind due to his duties. Soldier 76 is the second Overwatch hero to be LGBTQ, as an animated comic from 2016 revealed Tracer has a girlfriend named Emily.
 
2. 14 Days of Fortnite Challenges are Coming Back
 
Epic Games announced over the weekend they will be bringing back 14 Days of Fortnite after the event’s controversial end last week. 14 Days of Fortnite was an event that providing daily challenges and rewards, but some players missed out on completing the challenges due to a miscommunication from Epic. The challenges will be available again for about a week, although progress on partially completed challenges has unfortunately been reset. As before, anyone who completes just one challenge will unlock the Equalizer Glider.
 
3. Stardew Valley now has a Battle Royale Mod
 
The popular game Stardew Valley got multiplayer just last year. Now, there’s a downloadable mod called Battle Royalley that enables players to fight to be the last farmer standing. The game mode supports up to 100 players, although you may struggle to find that many for a match. Just like any other battle royale, players start spread around the map and a safe zone shrinks as the game progresses. You can build fences, chop trees, and even ride horses in the game mode. If you get a chance to play, we’d love to hear your thoughts on Battle Royalley!
 
4. Nvidia Announces the RTX 2060 Graphics Card
 
Nvidia has revealed the RTX 2060 as their next budget graphic cards. According to an official press release from Nvidia, “The RTX 2060 is 60 percent faster on current titles than the prior-generation GTX 1060… and beats the gameplay of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.” The RTX 2060 features 6GB of GDDR6 and 240 Tensor Cores. What’s most exciting is how soon the new card will be available. The RTX 2060 will be available on January 15th for $350.
 
5. Humble Store now Selling Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games
 
Starting today, the Humble Store is now officially selling Nintendo Switch and 3DS games. Over 40 games are now available to purchase on the Humble Store, including Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more. You can also purchase 3-month and 12-month individual memberships for Nintendo Switch Online. There’s no word if Nintendo titles will make it into Humble Bundles offered through the service, but this is a promising step towards that reality.
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1. Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Won't Include Bowsette
Bowsette came into existence when it was revealed that a new item existed in the upcoming Super Mario Bros game called the Super Crown. The Super Crown is used by Toadette and turns her into Peachette. Fans speculated that the crown could then combine any character with Peach, even Bowser. Bowsette fan art took the internet by storm for a few days, but now an item description for the Super Crown has been posted by Nintendo that clarifies the crown can only be used by Toadette. Oh well.
 
2. Hitman: Blood Money and Absolution Remasters Releasing Next Week
 
IO Interactive announced this morning the remastered versions of Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution will launch January 11th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The games feature both graphical and mechanic updates, including 4K visuals at 60 FPS, improved textures, improved lighting, updated controls, and more. There is also a digital-only package called the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, that will cost $60 and presumably include the remastered versions of both games.
 
3. Batalj Beta Extended and Open to All
 
Batalj is a 1v1 strategy game that we had not heard of before today, but it has been in closed beta for about a month now. Although the beta was supposed to end with the new year, the developers instead announced they’re extending it until January and are making beta keys easily accessible. The game offers turn based combat, but with the unique twist where turns resolve simultaneously. If you want to try the game for yourself, check the article below to see how you can get yourself a beta key.
 
4. Bethesda’s Lawsuit against Westworld Mobile Game has been Resolved
 
A few months back, Bethesda sued Warner Bros. over an alleged copyright violation. Bethesda claimed a Westword mobile game was a ripoff of their own Fallout Shelter mobile game. Now, Bethesda has released a very brief statement saying the two parties reached an “amicable” resolution, but provided no further details. The Westworld mobile game is free to play and remains available on both iOS and Android phones.
 
5. New Pokemon Movie may be a Remake of the Original Movie
 
Fans are speculating the upcoming Pokemon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, will be a CGI remake of the original Pokemon movie from 1998. After a new trailer released, some believe the theory to be even more likely. The new trailer shows a clip that is entirely CGI, which has also led some to speculate the new movie will be entirely CGI. Clearly, not much is known about the movie that will release later this year. What would you rather see? An entirely new story or a remake of the classic movie from almost 20 years ago.
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1. Old Hearthstone Designers Announce They’re Making a Marvel Game
Last year, Ben Brode and a few of his colleagues left Blizzard to found their own indie studio named Second Dinner. Brode had been the director and face of Hearthstone for several years, so his departure was big news in and of itself. The new studio has now announced their first game will be set in the Marvel universe. The announcement also reveals they have accepted an investment from the Chinese company NetEase to the tune of $30 million. We still don’t know what genre of game will be made, but hopefully that will be revealed soon.
 
2. CS:GO had a Great Month after Going Free to Play
 
On December 7th, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive made the transition from a paid game to a free-to-play one. On the same day, Valve also added a battle royale mode to the game called Danger Zone. Looking at some of the figures for the game since then suggests the move was worth it, at least in the short term. Twice as many Steam users played CS:GO in December compared to the previous month. CS:GO has a valuable loot box system so Valve could still make remarkable profits off the game despite it being free to play.
 
3. Spooky Gifs from Infinity Ward on Twitter Hint at a new Call of Duty Game
 
The communications manager for Infinity Ward has been posting a spooky gif on their twitter account almost daily since the end of November, but it was just noticed by the internet at large recently. The gifs include subjects like ghosts, demons, ghouls, and more. While some are guessing this is hinting at a sequel to Call of Duty: Ghosts, that may not be the most likely. For one, Ghosts didn’t have demons or ghouls. For two, it was a pretty crappy game to be honest and doesn’t particularly warrant a sequel. Hopefully we will get some more concrete hints soon enough.
 
4. 14 Days of Fortnite Ends with Confusion
 
14 Days of Fortnite was a series of daily challenges that spanned two weeks. Players who completed all of the challenges by the end of the two weeks were meant to get a unique prize, the Equalizer Glider. Unfortunately, a bit of poor communication from Epic Games meant some players thought they would have a couple extra days to complete all of their challenges. To make it up to those specific players, Epic announced they will be giving the Equalizer Glider to all players who completed at least one of the 14 challenges.
 
5. Blizzard Punishes 18,000 Overwatch Accounts in South Korea for Toxicity
 
Blizzard has struggled over recent years to keep toxicity out of Overwatch matches. In fact, reducing toxicity was one of the studio’s main goals for the popular game last year. Blizzard overhauled the game’s report feature, began tracking down bad behavior outside of the game, and added social features to promote positive behaviors. While these measures probably helped to some degree, they haven’t fixed the problem. Yesterday, Blizzard’s South Korean office started off the new year by banning 18,188 accounts for toxic behavior.
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1. ‘Town of Salem’ Data Breach Compromises 7 Million Players
Town of Salem is a fun online game that tests your abilities to lie and detect when others are lying. Recently, the developers of the game suffered a massive data breach that apparently compromised the personal information of more than 7.6 million players. The hacked information includes usernames, emails, passwords, IP addresses, game activity, and payment information. You can use the website HaveIBeenPwned.com to see if your information has been compromised.
 
2. Fallout 76 has been Nuke-Free all Year
 
An unexpected bug in Fallout 76 has left players unable to launch nukes since the new year started. While a New Year’s armistice sounds like a possible event, Bethesda has confirmed this short-term peace was entirely unplanned. It seems Fallout 76 in 2019 is picking up exactly where Fallout 76 in 2018 left off. Confusing headlines, poor communication from Bethesda, and a dwindling player base.
 
3. Get a Free Indie Game Every Day in 2019
 
Alright, now this is really cool. An indie game developer named Rami Ismail has announced a new game launcher that will give you a free, small game every day for all of 2019. The games will only take about five minutes to play through and will range in genre, from puzzlers to platformers. The launcher will download one game at midnight GMT which will only be available to play for 24 hours. Check the article below for more information and a link to download the game launcher, called Meditations.
 
4. Activision Blizzard Fires Their CFO
 
Activision Blizzard announced this week they are firing their chief financial officer Spencer Neumann, who appears to be headed to work at Netflix. While Activision Blizzard has certainly had a bumpy year, with declining numbers almost across the board, they said in the announcement that the firing is unrelated to the company’s finances over the last year.
 
5. Xbox Game Pass for January has Some Sweet Games
 
Xbox Game Pass will be bringing some excellent games to Xbox players over the course of January. On January 3rd you’ll be able to play Ark: Survival Evolved and Life is Strange 2: Part 1. If you haven’t played Life is Strange before, you can play both the first game and the prequel game through Xbox Game Pass as well. Just Cause 3 is the other big headline game, which will be available on January 10th. Check the article below to see the other games that are included in this month’s Xbox Game Pass lineup.
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Happy last day of 2018! We got some sweet New Years items on sale until Midnight tonight in the Moot Coin Shop, so be sure to click the link at the bottom of the post to swag out your profile! Also, enjoy this short montage that captures some of the best moments from Moot Points over the last year!
 
2. Fortnite’s New Years Event has Started
 
Players around the world were surprised early this morning when a giant disco ball appeared in the sky inside Fortnite. Until it is 2019 for all time zones, every hour on the hour the giant disco ball will appear and countdown to the new year. Players are forced to dance when the countdown hits zero, which should enable everyone to safely enjoy the fireworks. Happy New Year Fortnite fans and everyone on Moot!
 
3. Soulja Boy has Stopped Selling his Console Due to a Lawsuit
 
If you missed what may have been gaming’s most confusing headline of the year, let us catch you up. Rapper Soulja Boy announced a few weeks ago he was selling his personally branded gaming consoles on his website, but they looked suspiciously like Nintendo-knockoff consoles you can buy online. They also included games that Soulja Boy did not have permission to sell. The consoles are now unavailable, as a lawsuit from Nintendo is pending.
 
4. Fortnite’s new Boombox is Quite Annoying
 
Epic Games introduced the Boombox to Fortnite’s battle royale mode over the weekend and it has caused a bit of a controversy. The Boombox emits pulse waves that rapidly destroy structures they make contact with. A part of the controversy regarding the Boombox is the timing; there was a big tournament this weekend and the Boombox was added to the game without any time for players to prepare. What do you all think of the Boombox?
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Happy Friday Mootheads! In this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan & Brian we talk about the Moot Game Awards, which is an event we're running on our service where you can win some DOPE PRIZES! We're giving away FIFTEEN consoles (of your choice) plus one game to come with it. It is completely free to enter! Watch the video or click the link at the bottom of this post to learn more about the event.
2. Valve Changes Artifact Balance Philosophy, Nerfs Expensive Cards
 
Valve previously stated they would never tweak cards aside from some rare exceptions, but they’ve changed their stance. An update that came out yesterday changed eight cards, including some of the most prominent ones. Axe, the game’s most expensive card, has been nerfed slightly. If you bought any of the cards in Artifact that have been nerfed, you can sell it back to valve for its peak price 24 hours before the nerf announcement. Kind of neat. Do you think this shift in philosophy will help Artifact recover some of its playerbase?
 
3. Major Hearthstone Nerfs Hopefully Shake Things Up
 
Earlier this week Blizzard revealed sweeping nerfs to Hearthstone that may qualify as the biggest balance update the game has ever seen. Nerfs to iconic, deck-defining cards for the Druid, Rogue, Paladin, and Shaman classes are sure to result in massive metagame shifts. Us Arena players haven’t been left out of the fun either, as the menace of Arena known as Mind Control Tech is no longer available to draft. Huzzah!
 
4. Darksiders 3 Patch makes Combat Like the Previous Games
 
Darksiders 3 has generally gone over well with fans of the series, but one of the biggest complaints is how different the game’s combat felt from compared to the first two Darksiders games. Well, the game’s developers heard that feedback and have introduced a new option called ‘classic combat.’ This will feel much more like the original style of combat we grew to know and love with Darksiders 1 and 2. There are some other small updates in the patch, like a few new checkpoints, but not much more.
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1. Islands of Nyne Ceases Development, Goes Free to Play
The fast-paced battle royale game Islands of Nyne will stop development almost immediately, according to a Steam Community post from the game’s dev team. In the announcement, it was also revealed the game is going to become free to play and servers will stay up in the future so fans of the game may have a chance to keep playing it. The final update to the game will introduce a credits screen to the main menu and add the ability for players to host their own servers. Did you like Islands of Nyne? Have you ever heard of it? Could be a great time to get into it, seeing as it is now free!
 
2. First Player Creation Makes its way onto Fortnite’s Block
 
Kanncitak is the Fortnite player who will be remembered (or more likely, immediately forgotten) as the first to have their creation featured on The Block. Grimy Greens factory is now live in game, meaning players can drop into a game of Fortnite battle royale and experience Kanncitak’s custom design first hand. The Block has replaced Risky Reels and will continue to feature different player creations.
 
3. Sam Raimi Suit Now Available in Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4
 
Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 is getting a new DLC tomorrow that will introduce three more suits, but an update this morning has added another suit. The Sam Raimi Spider-Man suit was highly requested and it is now available in game for free. The “Webbed Suit” is famously the suit Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker wore in the first Spider-Man movie he was in. The paid DLC Silver Lining releases tomorrow, rounding out the DLC pack The City That Never Sleeps.
 
4. ‘Harry Potter Wizards Unite’ is a New Mobile Game
 
A new teaser for Harry Potter Wizards Unite was just posted on YouTube this morning, showing some out of control Nimbus 2000 brooms flying down a highway. The game is a new mobile game from Niantic, the company that makes Pokemon Go. You can safely expect Wizards Unite to be an Augmented Reality game similar to Pokemon Go. While the specific details of the game are still unclear, you can expect the game to bring you outside to make sure muggles don’t learn about magic. You can also sign up for the beta now! There’s a link at the bottom of the attached article.
 
5. For Honor’s Assassin’s Creed Crossover Event is Live
 
For the Creed is a limited time event that will see Assassin’s Creed completely take over For Honor for the next couple of weeks. Until January 1st, For Honor will feature characters, costumes, music, and visual themes from throughout the Assassin’s Creed franchises history. Ezio Auditore and Cesare Borgia are Commanders, soldiers are dressed as Templars(Knights), Assassins(Samurai), or Pirates(Vikings). The three maps in the game even feature dozens of Assassin’s Creed Easter eggs. Finally, a new version of the Dominion game mode is live which features Ezio and Cesare facing off as Commanders.
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1. ‘Leaked’ Footage Possibly Shows Red Dead Redemption 2 Footage on PC
A short video showed up on YouTube recently that shows off a potential build of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. The video, which is only 25 seconds long, shows off the graphics setting menu for the game. There are standard PC options like screen type, resolution, refresh rate, and more. While it is exciting to see this kind of thing, the leak may not be real because it only shows menus, which would be the easiest thing to fake. Maybe Rockstar will come out with a statement on the leak, but we wouldn’t bet on it.
 
2. PUBG Winter Map ‘Vikendi’ Releases on PC and Mobile
 
Vikendi, PUBG’s snow map they revealed at The Game Awards, is now live for PC and mobile players. Vikendi is an attempt from PUBG Corp. to strike a balance between the style of their old maps and the recently released Sanhok map. Vikendi is larger than Sanhok, but players can still experience some of the fast paced, close quarter combat the small jungle map offered. Apparently, Vikendi will be available on consoles sometime next month.
 
3. Fortnite’s Official Merch Store Launched Today
 
Finally, there’s an official way to buy Fortnite themed merchanise. The Retail Row store, which you can access online, provides fans of Fortnite (or their parents) to purchase some sweet cosmetics. The pickings are a bit slim currently, but you can buy a Durr Burger Onesie for $70 USD. There is also a Skull Trooper Pullover Hoodie and a decent selection of graphic t-shirts. Unfortunately, the merch store is not in time for Christmas, as all items will ship sometime in late January.
 
4. For Honor and Assassin’s Creed Crossover Event may be Near
 
The For Honor Twitter account is teasing a crossover event with Assassin’s Creed that will be announced tomorrow. For Honor tweeted “nothing is true, everything is permitted” which is the Creed’s maxim, so we know something is coming from the two games. It makes sense, as both games are owned by Ubisoft and have done small scale crossovers before. The extent of the upcoming crossover is the only uncertainty at this point. Fans of the games should keep their eyes peeled tomorrow for a hopefully big announcement.
 
5. Fallout 76 will get a PvP Mode next Year
 
Alongside the last patch of 2018, Bethesda has revealed a few teasers of what to expect in Fallout 76 next year. Perhaps the most exciting is the promise of a new mode “without PvP restrictions.” Currently in Fallout 76 when you attack another player, they will take reduced damage until they choose to fight back. Doing away with this restriction would suggest either a full opt-in PvP mode, or maybe even true PvP servers. Either way, it is exciting to see Bethesda continue to invest in a game that clearly needs it.
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1. Fortnite Patch 7.10 is Live, but no Driftboards
Despite a brief delay, Fortnite’s 7.10 patch is now live. Unfortunately, the patch does not include the promised Driftboard but we can expect that will be out soon enough. The update does bring some big changes though, as the map is more festive now and Stormwings have been nerfed. The planes now take more damage from flying into buildings and pilots will take more damage when a plane is destroyed. Also, 14 Days of Fortnite starts tomorrow. The event will bring fresh Limited Time Modes to the game each day for two weeks.
 
2. Alfonso Ribeiro is Suing Epic Games for Stealing the Carlton Dance
 
Alfonso Ribeiro played Carlton in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air series. In the show, his character had an iconic dance move that has made its way into Fortnite. Ribiero is now suing Epic Games for copying his dance, just weeks after rapper 2 Milly sued Epic for copying the Milly Rock. Ribero’s attorney claims Epic copied his dance without asking permission or offering compensation. It is unclear how far the case will go, as Ribiero does not currently have a copyright on the dance.
 
3. Legendary Pokemon Heatran Comes to Pokemon Go
 
Starting this afternoon, Legendary Pokemon Heatran will be available in Raid Battles in Pokemon Go. Players will have until 1 PM PST on January 15th to capture the Legendary Pokemon. Heatran is the third Legendary from Generation 4 to come to the popular mobile game. Today is also the beginning of Pokemon Go’s holiday event, which includes bonuses like double Stardust, double Candy, and free Incubators.
 
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sells 3 Million Copies in 11 Days
 
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been flying off the physical and digital shelves since it launched on December 7th. In fact, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was already the best pre-selling Nintendo Switch title, but it is now the fastest-selling Switch game after release as well. While these numbers speak to the popularity of the Super Smash Bros series, it also shows the growing popularity of the Nintendo Switch console in the US and abroad. Do you have a Switch? Do you want one? You could win one right now, in fact! Check out The Moot Game Awards linked at the bottom of this post!
 
5. Steam’s Winter Sale gets a Start Date
 
Steam sales are always a special time, but the winter one is particularly special. Something about the festive theme of it all, or maybe it’s all the Steam Gift Cards we get for Christmas, make it feel magical. The Steam Winter Sale will officially begin on December 20th. The same day also marks the start of the 2018 Steam Awards voting.
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1. Epic Games adding a Driftboard to Fortnite
Apparently season 7 is the season of sweet new vehicles, as Epic Games just revealed another one they’ll be adding to their battle royale mode soon. The Driftboard is a single person vehicle that resembles a snowboard. The announcement text refers to as a ‘single player vehicle’ which suggests you won’t be able to have a friend ride along on your shoulders. Expect the Driftboard to come to the game this week with the 7.10 update.
 
2. Kingdom Hearts III Leaks Six Weeks Early
 
Copies of Kingdom Hearts III have leaked, with some people offering to sell a copy of the game for up to $100. While it is normal for some aspects of a game’s story to leak a few days before the game releases, the fact that Kingdom Hearts III leaked so far ahead of its release is concerning. The game’s director warned fans to watch out for spoilers, but he assured us that the ending of the game is not actually in the versions currently out. So while some of the game may be spoiled by the time we get to play it next year, hopefully we can stay blissfully unaware of the game’s ending until we get to experience it ourselves.
 
3. World of Warcraft’s Holiday Event is Underway
 
The Feast of Winter Veil has come to Azeroth, offering players a way to celebrate the holidays in game. Until January 2nd, players will notice the world is covered in seasonal decorations. You will also find holiday quests in Orgrimmar and Ironforge, as is tradition. Finally, there are seasonal gifts for players in game as well.
 
4. Battlefield V Undoing TTK Changes after Complaints
 
It’s nice to see a company admit they messed up. In this case, DICE implemented some changes to their game to extend the Time To Kill (TTK) to make a more new player friendly experience. However, many players felt they took it too far. DICE announced this morning they will be reverting the changes from last week’s patch. The TTK is an incredibly important aspect of any shooter game, so it will be interesting to see how DICE continues to try and balance it for an optimal play experience in Battlefield V.
 
5. Total Player Numbers for PS4 Games Revealed
 
Sony has offered PS4 owners a cool social media program called ‘My PS4 Life’ that allows them to see how they’ve spent their time. Some players discovered they could use the information from the videos, specifically how many users have earned a trophy, combined with the % of players who have that trophy to figure out exactly how many people have played each game. While the numbers may not be exact, they are still interested. Unsurprisingly, GTA V is at the top of the list with 51.7 million players. Check out all the numbers and see a more detailed explanation at the link below.
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Happy Friday Mootwalkers! In this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan & Brian, the guys compare holiday events from some of the most popular games out there! Also, we're going to give 250 Moot Coins to five random people who LIKE and COMMENT on the YouTube video. Check out the link below to see this week's episode and have a chance to win some free Moot Coins!

2. Fortnite’s Infinity Blade has Been Vaulted!
 
Players, Christmas came early! Epic Games took to Twitter this morning to announce they have vaulted the controversial Infinity Blade. In an earlier update, Epic Games announced they were nerfing the Infinity Blade by making it so the weapon could no longer be used to harvest resources. The community was unhappy with this, and Epic Games later announced they were actually going to vault the weapon because they “messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpower/ without good counters.” Epic thanks everyone for calling them out on their mistake.
 
3. Blizzard Shuts Down Heroes of the Storm Esports
 
Heroes of the Storm has been one of Blizzard’s most supported esports with both the Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm bringing out great competition in the past. Despite that, Blizzard announced last night they will be cancelling previously planned esports competitions for the MOBA and siphoning developers away from the game to work on other projects. Several professional Heroes of the Storm players have taken to Twitter to express their disgust at how Blizzard has blindsided them.
 
4. Artifact 1.1 Update adds Social Features
 
Despite the faltering player counts, the Artifact team is still pushing on. They released an update today that focuses on improving the social aspects of the game. There is now a chat wheel, in-game and post-game chat, and new automated tournaments. The update announcement also hints at a new update next week that is “focused on a skill-based progression system.” Sounds promising!
 
5. Black Ops 4 Holiday Events Start Today
 
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 holiday events for both Blackout and Zombies have started today for PlayStation 4 players, with PC and Xbox players needing to wait another week. In Blackout, players will notice snowballs, holiday decorations, and holiday-themed supply stashes to get in the holiday spirit. Zombies players will enjoy the new Winter Calling event. Also, players on all platforms will get double XP and double merits all weekend long.
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1.Overwatch League Announces 2019 Schedule and Prizes
The schedule for Overwatch League’s second season has just been announced and it has some exciting improvements over last year. For starters, the prize pool has been raised to $5 million to keep up with the increased number of teams. Perhaps more exciting, there will finally be games played outside of Blizzard’s arena in southern California. The Dallas Fuel, Atlanta Reign, and Los Angeles Valiant will all host games in their home cities. The regular season starts on February 14th of next year.
 
2. Epic Games Opening up Cross-Platform Services to other Developers
 
A major component to Fortnite’s explosive growth over the last year has been the game’s cross-platform compatibility. Now, Epic Games is going to help all game developers make their games cross-platform starting next year. Epic Games announced they will roll out tools for cross-platform login, voice chat, parties, and cloud storage. All of these services will be “free for all developers, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores.”
 
3. Metro Exodus will Release One Week Early
 
Metro Exodus just went gold and perhaps to celebrate the developers have announced they will release the game a week early. Metro Exodus was originally slated to release on February 22nd of next year, the same day as the highly-anticipated MMO Anthem, but it will now release on February 15th. There was going to be a movie based on the Metro series but it has been cancelled due to the screenwriters planning to move the story to Washington DC, which the author didn’t appreciate.
 
4. Pokemon Go PVP is now Live
 
As of today, you can finally battle other trainers in Pokemon Go! You will need to level 10 or higher to participate in trainer battles. You can access battles by scanning another user’s trainer code, which means you can mostly only battle people near you. The exception is your Ultra or Best Friends, who you can battle over the internet.
 
5. The Division 2 Technical Alpha Announced
 
Ubisoft announced a technical alpha test for The Division 2, starting on December 15th. Only a handful of users will be granted access to this preliminary test of the game and unfortunately they’ve already been preselected. If you didn’t get in but still want to play The Division 2 before it releases, you can pre-order the game now to earn beta access. We don’t yet know when the beta will be, but it will naturally occur before the game releases on March 15th. The Division 2 moves the story from New York City down into Washington D.C.
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1. Overwatch Winter Wonderland is now Live
Overwatch’s holiday event is live now, with plenty of new skins, emotes, and other cosmetics for you to unlock. This year doesn’t actually introduce a new holiday-themed game mode, but Blizzard has brought back both Yeti Hunter and Mei’s Snowball Offensive. Some of the new holiday skins include Snowboarder Zarya, Arctic Fox Lucio, and Junkrat Krampus. What’s your favorite skin from this year’s Winter Wonderland? Let us know!
 
2. Battle Royale Tycoon lets you Run a BR Theme Park
 
It’s a battle royale world, and we’re just gaming in it. Battle Royale Tycoon takes things fully meta and lets you run your own battle royale theme park. Much like Rollercoaster Tycoon has you design rollercoasters for your guests, Battle Royale Tycoon lets you design battle royales for them. Just like any other theme park, you’ll need to hire staff, set up bathrooms, and create food accomodations for your guests. But then instead of riding rides, they’ll try to kill each other. The game is in Steam Early Access if you’d like to play it, or you can check out the article linked below to read more and see some gameplay.
 
3. New Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC Coming Next Week
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider has been flying under the radar as a great game that came out this year, but that isn’t stopping the team behind the game. They released their first DLC, called The Forge, in October and now the game’s second DLC is coming out next week. The new DLC is called The Pillar and we don’t know the exact details of it yet, but we do know it releases on December 18th. If you’re interested in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you can still play the game’s first few levels for free now!
 
4. Artifact is Struggling to Keep a Playerbase
 
Artifact, Valve’s digital card game that released late last month, has been steadily losing players. According to SteamCharts and SteamDB the game peaked at 60,740 concurrent players on November 29th. In the last 24 hours, there were only 12,670 concurrent players. That’s a massive falloff for a game that is so new and has all the advantage’s Artifact has. It is uncertain whether Artifact’s issues stem from the game’s complexity, its economic model, or something else. Have you tried Artifact? Are you interested in the game at all? Let us know!
 
5. Stardew Valley Multiplayer on Switch is Finally Here
 
A new update went live this morning that has brought multiplayer to Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch. Fans of the game have been waiting for this for a while now, so it is exciting to see the day has finally come. The update supports 4-player online co-op play. You can invite up to 3 friends to a single-player save you already have, or you can start fresh. There is also support for both voice and text chat with your friends while you play. Pretty sweet!
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1. The Infinity Blade is now Live in Fortnite
Well, that was fast. Yesterday we talked about the sword that would be coming to Fortnite and today we are happy to tell you the Infinity Blade is now in the game. The Infinity Blade is similar to Thanos’s Gauntlet from the Marvel crossover event; only one spawns per game, at the top of Polar Peak, and whoever wields it will receive some buffs. When holding the Infinity Blade players will drop all their items, gain extra health and shields, and receive a movement speed buff. Sounds pretty neat, huh? Have you all had a chance to try the Infinity Blade yet? What do you think?
 
2. Black Ops 4’s First Premium DLC Leaked
 
The first multiplayer map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 apparently leaked last night, as some players in Australia noticed they were able to download and play two new multiplayer maps. Some of these players even posted footage of the new maps, Madagascar and Elevation, to YouTube. Players were even able to access the new zombies mode called Dead of the Night. Treyarch has said they will release an official trailer of the new DLC some time today. Also, some seasonal changes went live in the game’s Blackout mode yesterday.
 
3. Pirate MMO ‘Atlas’ Delayed until Next Week
 
Atlas is a pirate-themed MMO that was supposed to release to Steam Early Access this week. Now, the game has been delayed until at least next week. Atlas is a massive virtual world that will enable you to rule over your own island, engage in multiplayer ship battles, and explore hundreds of other islands all in one online server. On paper, the game sounds like a dream. In practice? We’ll have to wait and see. Atlas will launch on December 19th if there are no further delays.
 
4. Fallout 76 Patch Introduces some Requested Features
 
Fallout 76 has had a bit of a bumpy launch, to say the least. But today’s patch looks to be a step in the right direction without any immediately glaring mistakes from Bethesda. The new patch lets players use push-to-talk for voice chat, with Caps Lock being the default keybind. There are also now sliders to adjust your Field of View and Depth of Field. Finally, the patch implemented support for ultrawidescreen displays. Are you still playing Fallout 76? Is it worth it? Let us know!
 
5. GTA Online gets Arena War Update
 
A new update to GTA Online has introduced Arena War, which allows players to battle with custom vehicles inside the Maze Bank Arena. Arena War comes with 7 new game modes including deathmatch, capture the flag, and races. You can purchase the Arena Workshop which will allow you to customize your vehicles so you’re more equipped for the vehicular carnage that awaits you. It looks like Rockstar is still committed to GTA Online despite recently releasing Red Dead Redemption 2, which is nice. As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new update for GTA Online!
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1.Swords are Coming to Fortnite Soon
Epic Games posted a teaser on their Twitter page this morning that shows a player pulling a sword out of ice in King Arthur style. To the astute observer, this won’t come as a surprise; one of the first images of season 7 showed a character holding a sword in the background. We don’t know whether there will be only one sword or if they’ll introduce different ones in the future. Either way, expect to see swords in game some time this week or next week at the latest.
 
2. Geralt of Rivia is coming to Monster Hunter World
 
The team behind Monster Hunter World announced a few big updates coming to their game, including the introduction of Geralt of Rivia to their game. Geralt is the main character of the Witcher series, so he seems like a perfect fit for another game all about killing ungodly monsters. Monster Hunter World will also be getting the Iceborne expansion, which apparently has enough content to make it feel like a whole new game. Iceborne will release by the end of this year and the update that introduces Geralt of Rivia will come out early next year.
 
3. South Korea Criminalizes Video Game Account Boosting
 
Account boosting is the process where a high skill player plays on a lower skilled player’s account in order to boost them to a higher rank. It is unhealthy for a video game’s ranked ecosystem as it messes up matchmaking and creates unfair games both when the booster is playing and afterwards. South Korea has now expanded their Game Industry Promotion Act to criminalize the act of account boosting. Players caught boosting can now get charged with a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of up to $18,000 USD.
 
4. Doom Creator Announces New Levels for Original 1993 Doom
 
Today is the 25th anniversary of the originally Doom and the game’s creator just announced a free expansion for the original game to celebrate. The expansion is called Sigil and it will include 18 new levels, evenly split between single-player and deathmatch. Players must own the original 1993 version of Doom in order to play the new levels. Sigil will release in mid-February of next year.
 
5. Rainbow Six Siege Autobans are now Less Automatic
 
Earlier this year Ubisoft announced and implemented a feature that would automatically detect racist and homophobic language and ban the offending users accordingly. Now, the system will still detect slurs in messages but users will be manually reviewed before they are banned. This is to improve the gameplay experience of all users, as having one of your teammates banned mid-game feels pretty bad. The new system will prevent these messages from being sent and warn the user that their message hasn’t been sent and is under review for inappropriate language.
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Happy Friday JingleMoots! It's the holiday season and in this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan and Brian the boys talk about Fortnite's new season. The season brings some massive additions and changes to the most popular game in the world and the guys have some hot takes on it all. Check out the episode below! And pay attention, there is a way for you to earn FREE MOOT COINS if you're fast! (apologies for the audio quality this week, we experienced some last minute technical difficulties)
 
2. ‘The Block’ will Bring the best of Fortnite’s Creative Mode to Battle Royale
 
Yesterday we saw the start of Fortnite’s new Creative mode, where players can freely build their own custom creations, and now we’ve found out that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Epic Games has leveled Risky Reels(RIP) to create a new flat plaza called The Block. The Block will feature different player-made creations for the whole world to see. They will be watching social media to find the creations they want to bring to the real map, so remember to use the #FortniteBlockParty hashtag when tweeting out your builds.
 
3. PUBG Reveals Winter Map, on PC Test Servers Now
 
At The Game Awards last night, PUBG Corp. revealed their new winter map. The new map, named Vikendi, will release on PC servers on December 19th. If you can’t wait that long to play it, you’re actually in luck; Vikendi is now playable on PC test servers. The reveal trailer didn’t show much of the map, but early streams from this morning have been promising. See the map for yourself on the PC test servers while you can.
 
4. Black Ops 4 Battle Edition Announced
 
Activision Blizzard just announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition, which is now available on Battle.net. The Battle Edition features only the multiplayer and Blackout modes, leaving out Zombies. The Battle Edition will cost only $30 USD until January 6th, when the price goes up $10, and you will have the option to upgrade to the full edition of the game for an undisclosed price if you ever feel like playing Zombies. Thanks, Activision Blizzard.
 
5. 10 Million USD to be Invested into Magic: The Gathering Arena Esports
 
Wizards of the Coast announced at The Game Awards last night they will be invested $10 Million USD into an esports program for their new software Magic: The Gathering Arena. MTGA is a free way to play the classic Magic: the Gathering card game in a digital setting. The Magic Pro League will feature 32 of the world’s top ranked players, who will be offered $75,000 yearly contracts to play and stream the game. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of all of this is how Wizards is attempting to tie together the paper and digital aspects of their game, as paper tournaments can qualify players for online tournaments and vice versa.
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1. Fortnite Season 7 is Here!
Christmas has come early everyone! Fortnite’s new season is here and it has tons of updates to the game, just as we’ve come to expect. They’ve introduced some drastic changes to the map to match the season’s winter theme. There are also now ziplines and airplanes in the game to help you maneuver around the map. There are also now ‘wraps’ which let you customize the appearance of your weapon. You can read more about season 7 at the link below, but really you should probably just launch up the game and see it for yourself!
 
2. The Game Awards 2018 are Tonight
 
The Game Awards 2018 will be broadcast tonight at 6 pm PST on all major streaming services. On top of the awards aspect of the event, some studios will be making big announcements about future games at tonight’s show. We know for sure there will be a big Far Cry reveal, for example. There will also be musical performances and celebrity appearances, so there’s sure to be something for the whole family!
 
3. Bethesda Support Leaks Fallout 76 Customer Information
 
If you purchased Fallout 76, you may want to move to protect yourself. Some users who submitted customer support tickets noticed a loophole that enabled them to view the tickets of others, which included access to personal information. This personal information could include name, email, home address, or even credit card information. After some users reported it to Bethesda, they responded with ‘we’ve resolved this issue.’ Will the trainwreck that is Fallout 76 ever end?
 
4. Play a Free Trial of Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider released earlier this year to generally positive reviews, but if you haven’t played it yet you now have a great chance. There is a new free trial version of the game on both PC and consoles that will let you try out the opening levels to see if the game interests you. If you decide to purchase the game, your progression from the free trial will carry over. Pretty sweet!
 
5. A New PUBG Short Film Celebrates the Game’s PS4 Release
 
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds finally comes to the PlayStation 4 tomorrow and to celebrate the launch PUBG Corp. partnered with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to produce a PUBG short film. The film features Jason Mitchell, who is perhaps most known for his role as Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton. It’s only a few minutes long, so you really have no reason NOT to check it out!
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1. Fortnite Creative Coming with Season 7
With the launch of Fortnite’s seventh season you will be able to start customizing your own private island. According to the announcement post you will be able to “design games, race around the island, battle your friends in new ways, and build your dream Fortnite.” Everything you make will be saved for future use, which is sweet. Creative will actually only be available to Battle Pass owners during the first week of the season, but after that everyone will gain access. What do you guys think? Cool or drool?
 
2. Fallout 76 In-Game Events will Start Next Year
 
Bethesda confirmed we won’t be seeing live in-game events in Fallout 76 until early next year. According to the announcement, Bethesda said these events will take place over the course of a week, will be different every time, and “will often provide a small buff or create an interesting twist on normal gameplay.” Plenty of games are testing the weekly in-game events model to keep their userbase engaged over the long-term; we’ll have to wait and see how well Bethesda can pull it off in Fallout 76.
 
3. ‘Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam’ Releases on Mobile Next Week
 
If you’re looking for a new mobile game to play, Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam may be just that. This new skateboarding game is free to play and comes to mobile devices next week. The game follows the class Tony Hawk formula: skate through over 15 different parks, pull off wicked tricks, and set high scores. Tony Hawk games of old were fan favorites, but recent editions have been a bit disappointing. Hopefully the new title can live up to the legacy of the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater games.
 
4. PUBG Players on PC Receive a Gift for the Holidays
 
PC players who log into PUBG during December’s event will receive a Festive Beanie and a Red Nose so their character can get into the mood of the season. You can wear these items for all of December, at which point they will disappear from your inventory unless you earn the right to keep them. How do you earn these items permanently, you wonder? Well, all you need to do is place in the top 10 of any map or non-custom game mode ten times during the event. Good luck!
 
5. Ubisoft Teases a new Far Cry Game
 
Ubisoft released a teaser video ahead of their presentation at The Game Awards tomorrow that seems to tease a new Far Cry game. The video shows a landscape strikingly similar to the environment of Far Cry 5 before a nuclear blast goes off. The video ends with the caption “Tune in for the worldwide reveal of the next Far Cry” which pretty directly states this is a teaser for a new game, not a DLC or expansion or any of that nonsense. Well, guess we will just have to wait and see!
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1. Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Wind Bastion is now Live
The new Rainbow Six Siege operation is now live, bringing with it a new map, two new operators, and tweaks to some of the game’s current operators. The new operators are Kaid, the stoic Commander, and Nomad, the world traveler. Nomad is an attacker who can launch grenades from her rifle that will detonate midair if they detect an enemy. Kaid is a defender who can use his electroclaw to electrify reinforced walls and hatches, barbed wire, or deployable shields.
 
2. Epic Games Launches Digital Store to Rival Steam
 
Epic Games just announced the Epic Games Store, which will provide a marketplace for developers to sell digital copies of their PC games. In an unprecedented move, Epic Games will provide developers 88% of the revenue from their game sales. The market standard is only 70%, so this extremely generous split may draw some developers to publish their games on the Epic Games Store. To add a cherry on top, Epic will also waive all Unreal Engine royalty fees for games sold on their new marketplace.
 
3. Trainer Battles Coming to Pokemon Go Soon
 
Well, it’s definitely taken longer than it should’ve, but it seems you will finally be able to battle your friends in Pokemon Go soon. You can challenge other trainers using Battle Codes. Choose a team of three Pokemon and see who wins! There will also apparently be ‘great rewards’ for both participants. Different leagues that set a max CP per Pokemon will ensure a more even playing field for each battle. Niantic has said the feature will release this month, so keep your eyes peeled!
 
4. Overwatch Reveals Dates for Winter Wonderland Event
 
Overwatch’s holiday event is always one of their most popular, and we don’t expect this year to be any different. The annual Winter Wonderland event will kick off December 11th and end January 2nd of next year. We probably won’t be getting a new winter-themed game mode this year, but you can expect both Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Yeti Hunter to make a return. As always, you can also expect winter skins to come to the shop, both new and old.
 
5. Massive December Clash Royale Update
 
Clash Royale is unveiling a super sweet update sometime later this month which will bring brand new content to the already magnificent game. New skins for maxed cards by spending a new currency called Star Points, new limited time game modes, and tournament revamp are just some of the epic updates! Check the two videos below to see all that is to come this month after the most recent card balance update on 12/3!
Clash Royale is unveiling a super sweet update sometime later this month which will bring brand new content to the already magnificent game. New skins for maxed cards by spending a new currency called Star Points, new limited time game modes, and tournament revamp are just some of the epic updates! Check the two videos below to see all that is to come this month after the most recent card balance update on 12/3!
 
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1. Fortnite Season 7 Teasers Begin
The first teaser for Fortnite’s seventh season warns “a bitter ice spreads.” The image shows a mysterious icy figure that at the least hints at a potential new skin. Season 7 starts in just 3 days, so we can expect another couple images from the Fortnite twitter before then. Hopefully the plot of season 7 relates to the once-in-a-lifetime event where players were sent into a white void, because we still want an explanation about what exactly that was. What do you all expect from Fortnite season 7?
 
2. First Red Dead Online Patch Focuses on the Economy
 
Remember all those times we said Red Dead Online would be shaped on community feedback? Well, Rockstar just revealed their plans for Red Dead Online’s first update and it seems to address the community’s biggest complaint: the economy. Rockstar said the in-game economy “will require some additional balancing in order to insure all activies are appropriately rewarding and fun.” In-game activities provide players with gold, which are used in the in-game Store to purchase cosmetic items now and microtransactions in the future.
 
3. Heroes of the Storm Holiday Event has a Toy Theme
 
Heroes of the Storm has generally been a fun and well-made game, which makes their new holiday update perfectly on-brand. The new event turns heroes into different action figures and stuffed animals. Stitches is now Cuddle Bear Stiches. Dehaka is now Dehakasaurus Rex. You get the idea. There are also new mounts that match the theme of the event, like the legendary stuffed unicorn mount. Finally, there is a new in-game announcer. “The Kid” from the trailer will be available as an in-game announcer, which is perfectly fine with us as he is gosh-darn adorable just like the rest of the event. All the fun starts December 7th.
 
4. More Details about Stellaris’ Megacorp Expansion
 
We knew from the expansion reveal that Megacorp would focus on bringing big business to Stellaris on an intergalactic scale, but a recent video outlines more details about how exactly the Megacorp expansion will do just that. First, there’s a new planet type called Ecumenopolis; these are ‘city planets’ that will support massive populations, and presumably provide massive business opportunities. There are also new intergalactic salesmen called Caravaneers who will provide you with great deals when you see them. The expansion will release alongside the free Le Guin update, which reworks the game’s economy. You can buy Megacorp for $20 USD and it will be live this Thursday.
 
5. First Battlefield 5 Update comes out Tomorrow
 
Despite a bumpy launch, Battlefield 5 is putting out its first free batch of content tomorrow. The update, called Overture, is a part of the Tides of War series of content DICE announced last month. Overture adds a new multiplayer map called Panzerstorm that focused on vehicle combat. The new single-player mission included in Overture is called The Last Tiger. The Last Tiger also focuses on tank combat, as it puts you one of the famed German Tiger 1 tanks. Finally, Overture introduces some new cosmetic options for vehicles and adds a couple new arcade modes.
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Happy Friday Moothquakes! In this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan & Brian, the boys discuss the newly released Red Dead Online beta and share what they like and dislike about it so far. Check out the episode below!
 
2. Fortnite Account Merging Delayed Until Next Year
 
Back in September, Epic Games announced they were working on a feature that would let players merge two accounts into one. Some players were forced to create multiple accounts because Sony wasn’t happy with the idea that users may play on another platform, like the Nintendo Switch. Now, Epic Games has announced technical issues have caused them to push back the release of account merging into early next year. Oh well; we can wait a little bit longer, can’t we?
 
3. Sign up for Anthem’s Closed Alpha Testing Now
 
Electronic Arts (EA) announced yesterday sign-ups for Anthem’s alpha testing are now open. The tests start on December 8th and you can sign up for a slot to test on one of the three major platforms (Xbox, PS4, or PC.) EA has warned the Anthem tests could be a rough, as the game is still in early stages and they will be testing things on the fly during the alpha. The article below has more details about the alpha and includes a link to sign up.
 
4. Trainer Battles are Coming to Pokemon Go Soon
 
Pokemon Go has been strictly PvE (player vs environment) since it launched in the summer of 2016, but that will soon change. Niantic revealed on twitter this morning they will soon be introducing Trainer Battles to Pokemon Go. The video clips they’ve introduced show a Trainer standing in a field, similar to how you would see a wild Pokemon in the game when you’re attempting to catch it. We’re uncertain whether this means you’ll be battling NPCs or if you can battle your friends.
 
5. The Elder Scrolls: Blades has been Delayed Until 2019
 
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a free-to-play mobile game from Bethesda that apparently has looked impressive to those who played it. Todd Howard originally announced a fall 2018 release date, but a tweet yesterday revealed the game will actually release early next year for iOS and Android devices. According to the attached Polygon article, “Blades is not expected to be a full, open-world experience. Instead, it will have more linear levels and some limited social features.”
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1. Fortnite Leak Suggests the end of Tilted Towers
Famous Fortnite leaker @FNLeaks tweeted earlier this week some game files they found that apparently suggest the end of Tilted Towers is near. We’ve heard this before so no one will blame you for being a bit skeptical, but this time the leak is at least partially convincing. We mean, one game file in the new update includes the text “DestroyTiltedTowers.” The theory suggests a robot army may bear down on Tilted Towers to destroy it. Do you think this will ever happen?
 
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will Require a Day One Patch
 
Super Smashs Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai revealed yesterday that the game will require a day one patch to fix its game replay system. The day one patch will only be for those who purchase the physical copy of the game, as the digital download will be updated to include the fix automatically. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on December 7th for the Nintendo Switch.
 
3. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Update Adds post-level 50 Mastery System
 
Dedicated Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players will be happy to see they can now continue to progress their character after they hit level 50. A new patch introduced the option to spend ability points on stat bonuses from a new menu screen. The patch also introduces the option to fast travel to mythical creatures and allows PC players to set Alexios and Kassandra’s walking speed. The first DLC for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey comes out on December 4th.
 
4. Bethesda Embarrasses Themselves with Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition
 
Bethesda offered a Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76 that was supposed to come with, among other things, a Power Armor Helmet and a canvas bag to keep it in. The whole package cost $200 USD. When it shipped, purchasers found out the bag they received was actually made of nylon, not canvas. Bethesda has said the materials were too expensive to make the bag with canvas and they have no plans to fix things. They did grant players five dollars of in-game currency to compensate them, so there’s that.
 
5. Blizzard Reveals 2019 Esports Plan for Hearthstone
 
Blizzard revealed their plans for the next year of competitive Hearthstone which will partially restructure their game’s competitive scene. Blizzard is moving toward a three-tier system of competitive play. The first tier will consist of mostly online open qualifier tournaments. The next tier up will be live invitational tournaments. Finally, the highest level is called Premier Competition. We don’t know all the details about the highest level play yet, but we do know the whole system will include over $4 million USD in prizes.
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1. Valve’s Card Game ‘Artifact’ Releases on Steam Today
Artifact is the highly-anticipated digital card game from Valve that has had fans eagerly awaiting today. The game is based on Dota 2 and as such utilizes a three-lane board setup similar to the famous MOBA game. Artifact is designed by legendary game designer Richard Garfield, who famously created Magic: the Gathering 25 years ago, and promises incredibly satisfying strategic gameplay. You can buy the game itself for $20 on the Steam store and you can now buy individual Artifact cards on the marketplace as well.
 
2. Esports to be an Official Medal Sport in the SEA Games
 
We just took another step toward seeing esports in the Olympics when yesterday the Philippines South East Asian Games Organizing Committee announced they will include esports as an official medal sport in the 2019 South East Asian Games. Earlier this year, esports were included as a demonstration sport in the Asia Games. So far the only game announced is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, but the other titles are expected to be finalized by December 15th.
 
3. FTC to Investigate Loot Boxes
 
The US Federal Trade Commission will investigate loot boxes after Senator Maggie Hassan’s continuous attempts to raise concerns on the matter. The Entertainment Software Association previously declined to investigate loot boxes, as president Michael Gallagher claimed the loot box is ‘quite different’ from gambling and regulating loot boxes would impair the ability of the industry “to continually test new business models.” The biggest concern with loot boxes is how game companies can create predatory business models targeted at their young player bases.
 
4. Guacamelee! 2 is Coming to the Switch and Xbox One
 
Guacamelee! 2 released exclusively on the PlayStation 4, but that period of exclusivity was short lived. On December 10th the game is releasing on the Nintendo Switch and in January of next year it will be coming to the Xbox One. Switch owners can pre-order the game now to save 10%. The game’s first DLC pack also just released on PlayStation 4 for $2.99. It will be available on the Switch and Xbox One when the game releases on those platforms.
 
5. Nintendo Switch Sells Big Over Thanksgiving Weekend
 
Over the five-day period starting with Thanksgiving and ending with Cyber Monday the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling video game product online. This made it the most successful Nintendo product ever in that critically important five-day window. You can expect the Nintendo Switch to continue selling well through the holiday season, especially with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing on December 7th.
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1. Red Dead Online Launched Today, Includes Battle Royale
Red Dead Online is now available for those who purchased the game’s Ultimate Edition and it will become available to others who own Red Dead Redemption 2 throughout the week. In Red Dead Online you can form a Posse, set up camp, explore the world, take on missions, and more. You can also play some new game modes, including a battle royale mode. Make it Count is a mode where players use only a bow, some arrows, and throwing knives to fight until only one player remains.
 
2. Fortnite Item Gifting Available for a Limited Time
 
With the release of the 6.31 update to Fortnite you will temporarily be able to send cosmetic items to your friends as gifts. This feature has been long requested, so it is good to see Epic Games finally introducing it. There are some restrictions to prevent players exploiting the feature. You’ll only be able to send 3 gifts per day and you can only send gifts to people you have been friends with for 48 hours or more. Currently, you can gift cosmetics but not the battle pass.
 
3. Bungie Reveals Destiny 2’s First Mini-Expansion
 
Black Armory is the first “mini-expansion” coming to Destiny 2. Black Armory centers around the vendor Ada-1, who will send players on new quests to re-ignite the weapon forges lost during the Golden Age. Players will team up to defend the Forges from an onslaught of enemies and eventually earn a new weapon. There is also a new raid in the expansion called Scourge of the Past. We know the raid will take players into the abandoned areas of the Last City, but we don’t know much else. Black Armory releases on December 4th on all platforms.
 
4. Fallout 76 Getting two big Updates in December
 
Fallout 76 has had its critics from the first open beta and it seems Bethesda is listening closely. Bethesda has promised two updates in December to tackle some of the game’s issues. The first update, tentatively slated for December 4th, will increase the Stash storage limit, increase boss loot, increase respawning when overencumbered, and prevent players from getting stuck inside Power Armor. The second update, set to release one week later, will improve some C.A.M.P features and introduce push to talk to PC servers.
 
5. Free Sea of Thieves Expansion Launching Tomorrow
 
Sea of Thieves was lacking content at launch, but the team behind the game has been pumping it out since then. Sea of Thieves players have received three free expansion packs, all of which focused on adding content to the game. Now, the map feels full and there is a lot more for players to do. Tomorrow, the Shrouded Spoils expansion launches with the goal of breathing new life into the game. Shrouded Spoils introduces fog, which will hide threats from players when at sea. The megalodon and kraken both drop loot now, skeleton ships have been updated, and there are some new ship customization options as well.
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1. Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Launches This Week
If you bought the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll be able to play Red Dead Online starting tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The day after tomorrow, those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on launch day will gain access. On Thursday, players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 within three days of the game’s release will gain access. Finally, on Friday, Red Dead Online will become open to all players.
 
2. Epic and Legendary Pump Shotty Coming to Fortnite
 
Epic Games announces they’ll be introducing epic and legendary versions of the famous pump shotgun to Fortnite’s battle royale mode some time this week. The new gun comes alongside a rework to the pump shotgun’s pellet system, which frequently caused some ‘feels bad’ moments. All shotguns will now deal at least three pellets worth of damage, even if only 1 or 2 connect. This means no more 7 damage shots from your pump shotgun. Expect the new pump shotgun to become available some time mid-week as usual.
 
3. Smash Bros Ultimate Full Game Leaked Online
 
A full copy of Smash Bros Ultimate, which is set to release December 7th, has reported leaked online. Several difference illegal copies of the game are apparently spreading online, with some of them confirmed by news sources. At least one of the leaked versions of the game results in Switch consoles being bricked when they try to play it. Be wary if you’d like to avoid spoilers for the game or it’s single player mode.
 
4. Ring of Elysium Introduces European Servers
 
Ring of Elysium is a free battle royale in the realistic style of PUBG. The game’s unique twist is the snowy environment you battle in and the tools you have to navigate said environment. In mid-September, Tencent promised European servers within a month. Well, they’re about a month late but they’re finally here. Ring of Elysium is still in Early Access, but has seen generally positive reviews from players who tried it. The game is available on Steam.
 
5. Fortnite Adds new Skin Based on 8-year-old’s Drawing
 
Back in September, an 8-year-old Fortnite player had his father submit a drawing of his to the Fortnite subreddit to show off a skin concept he came up with. Fast forward to now, and the skin has officially been added to the game. The skin, called “Tender Defender,” is a part of the “Fowl Play” set. The chicken warrior skin is paired with the Flappy Flyer glider and the Scrambler pickaxe.
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1. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu Sets Sales Record on Switch
In just one week since their release, Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee have sold over 3 million copies combined. This makes them the fastest selling games ever on the Switch, even beating out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Although Let’s Go Pikachu has been fairly controversial and polarizing among longtime Pokemon fans, it’s clear that this mixed reception hasn’t negatively impacted sales. The holiday season is just beginning, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the sales continue to climb for the latest Pokemon games.
 
2. Playstation 5 Backwards Compatible?
 
After Playstation announced that they will be skipping E3, everybody’s been anxious to hear something about the Playstation 5. Well it seems like we might have some good news. Although nothing is set in stone yet, Playstation filed for patents that suggest the PS5 will be backwards compatible with PS4 games. This will be great news for Playstation fans if the rumors are true.
 
3. Get Outcast: Second Contact for Free Until Tomorrow
 
Outcast: Second Contact is Free on Humble Bundle until November 24th. Outcast: Second Contact is a 2017 remake of the 1999 cult classic open world action-adventure game. It normally goes for $35 on Steam, so it’s a great deal if you’re able to get it in time. The deal is linked below.
 
4. The Chicken Trooper is Now a Real Skin
 
The Chicken Trooper which was originally the brainchild of an 8 year-old boy named Connor, is now a real Fortnite skin called the Tender Defender. Connor’s drawing of his Chicken Trooper was posted on Reddit by his father, who asked Fortnite to make it into a real skin. Just 2 months later and the Tender Defender was born. It's pretty cool to see Epic Games engaging their community like this. The Tender Defender is available in the Fortnite item shop for 1500 V-Bucks.
 
5. All of the Cheat Codes in Red Dead Redemption 2 Have Been Discovered
 
The remaining unsolved cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2 have been discovered, bringing the total number of cheat codes to 37. The cheat codes are phrases that can be found in newspapers around the world, and some of them you won’t be able to use until you’ve found a required item. You also won’t be able to unlock any achievements or save the game once you’ve activated a cheat code, so keep this in mind before using the cheats. You can find a full list of the cheat codes in the article below.

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The Daily Moot (11/21/18)

1. No Man’s Sky Thanksgiving Update Adds Even More Features
We’ve said it a few times now, but it is worth repeating how much good work Hello Games has put into No Man’s Sky since the game’s disappointing release. They released NEXT last month, which added an extensive list of new and updated features to the planetary exploration game. Now a new surprise update called Visions, set to release tomorrow, brings even more to the game. More plants and animals will create even more colorful worlds for you to explore. The highlight of the update seems to be a new archeology system where you can collect and display alien artifacts.
 
2. Fortnite’s Winter Royale Tournament Starts this Weekend
 
There is a $1 million prize pool for the Fortnite Winter Royale Tournament, which starts this weekend. Open qualifiers will take place this weekend, followed by European finals next week, and the North American finals the following week. The overall process emulates the structure of the upcoming World Cup Qualification procedure to test it out. You’ll have “several chances” to set a high score this weekend. Good luck qualifying!
 
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi Coming to Battlefront 2
 
The Battle of Geonosis comes to Battlefront 2 later this week. Naturally, it will introduce Geonosis as a playable map but we now know it will also introduce the legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s blocking skills will be the strongest of any Jedi in the game. Obi-Wan will also be able to chain together powerful melee attacks to take down his opponents after they fail to break through his defenses. The Battle of Geonosis comes to Battlefront 2 on November 28th.
 
4. Biggest Pokemon Card Ever Printed
 
Although Pokemon is perhaps most known for their video games, movies, and tv shows, there is also a bustling TCG that is still very much alive. Earlier this morning a new card was revealed that sets the record for most hitpoints on any Pokemon card, ever. Magikarp&Wailord GX is a Tag Team card, meaning it features both Pokemon and combines their HP. The card has 300 HP, which beats out the old record of 250 set by Wailord on his own.
 
5. Australians are Currently Locked from Purchasing Certain Steam Games
 
Steam finally embraced the Australian dollar (officially named, Dollery-doos, right?) but not without incident. Publishers needed to check a box stating they support the Australian dollar but some large publishers, like Microsoft and Konami, forgot. This means a long list of games are currently unavailable for our upside-down friends to purchase. Undertale, Age of Empires 2: HD, Factorio, and Ori and the Blind Forest are just some of the unavailable games. This will surely get sorted out soon, but in the meantime it’s a pretty funny little accident.

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1. Fortnite’s Dynamite has been Temporarily Disabled
Epic Games launched a Wild West themed Limited Time Mode this morning and the dynamite they added to it has already been disabled. Apparently the game was experiencing an increase in crashed, seemingly caused by the new explosive weapon. The Wild West game mode restricts players to ‘frontier times’ weapons like the six shooter, shotguns, and hunting rifles. Hopefully dynamite will return soon, as the mode feels a bit lacking without it.
 
2. Ubisoft Reverts Rainbow Six Siege Censorship Changes
 
A few weeks ago, Ubisoft announced their intent to implement sweeping aesthetic changes to many of their character models to comply with Chinese censorship regulations. After loud and unanimous community feedback against these changes, Ubisoft is caving to pressure and reverting them alongside the launch of the Wind Bastion update. Hopefully the extra changes being added to the Wind Bastion update won’t delay its release, but Ubisoft has said it is possible that may happen.
 
3. Civilization 6 Expansion Announced
 
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is an awesome turn-based strategy game that gives players tons of options for how to play and win. Earlier this morning, 2K games announced the Gathering Storm expansion pack that will release on Valentines Day of next year. The expansion will give players even more ways to play and win, as it introduces geology and climatology to create the feel of a living and breathing world. There will also be a new World Congress, a new diplomatic victory option, and more engineering projects, civics trees, units, wonders, districts, buildings, and more.
 
4. Warframe now Available on Nintendo Switch
 
Warframe is a free to play third-person co-op action game that is available on the Nintendo Switch as of this morning. The game has experienced a resurgence in popularity over the last year as the studio that makes it has been pumping out free content updates and listening to community feedback intently. New players on the Switch will get a nice starter pack of in-game items to get them rolling, including 50,000 credits and a 3-day Affinity Booster to level up gear faster.
 
5. New League of Legends Champion ‘Neeko’ Revealed
 
Neeko, The Curious Chameleon, was revealed yesterday afternoon as League of Legend’s next champion. The “flower mage” will presumably be played in the mid lane, where she will specialize in tricking her opponents. Neeko’s passive will allow her to take on the appearance of an allied champion to help her confuse her opponents. She has a nice assortment of damaging and controlling abilities, so if you like mages you’ll hopefully love Neeko!
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1. Artifact 11/18 Beta Update
Valve has finally lifted the NDA on their highly-anticipated new digital card game called Artifact. Fans of Artifact expressed serious concerns about the game’s economic model, as it felt like everything cost money. The Steam community post from Valve revealed you will soon be able to draft with your friends and practice drafting before moving into the competitive draft modes. Also, you’ll be able to recycle unwanted cards into more event tickets. Although yesterday’s beta update didn’t say anything explicitly about the economic model, Valve addressed some real community concerns that promises good things in the future.
 
2. PUBG is Fixed, Developer Claims
 
A few months ago, PUBG Corp. launched the ‘Fix PUBG’ campaign to address community concerns about unacceptable issues with servers, lag, and tick rate. Now, the game’s developer claims PUBG is fixed and the campaign is over. There will still be fixes to the game in the future, but PUBG Corp. believes the game is now on the stable footing it should’ve been on all along. You can try PUBG again to see for yourself on your PC or Xbox One now, or play for the first time on your PlayStation 4 starting on December 7th.
 
3. Marvel to Publish League of Legends Comics
 
When League of Legends originally launched, Riot Games put extensive effort into developing the lore behind the game’s champions and the world they fought in. As they became more invested in the strategic balance of the game, lore became less and less important. Well, now Marvel is helping Riot Games revive interest in League of Legends lore with a series of comics and graphic novels. The first comic is Ashe: Warmother, which focuses on one of League of Legends’ most iconic characters.
 
4. Frostpunk Endless Mode Available Now
 
Frostpunk is a city building game set in a snowy wasteland and it just got an awesome new mode. Endless Mode, which is now available for free to everyone who owns the base game, is a traditional sandbox mode that you’d expect from a game like Frostpunk. The new DLC introduces endless playthroughs, 3 new maps, 2 new game modes, and a few nice visual additions. If you haven’t played Frostpunk yet and you’re into city building games, you should definitely check it out!
 
5. DOTA 2 Update Makes some Big Changes
 
A new update to DotA 2 that launched this morning is sure to shake things up for the MOBA game as it is changing the map, tons of items, and several heroes. Several fundamental concepts of the game have also been tweaked, like the exact mechanics of denying creeps and even the formula to calculate armor. There’s far, far too much to summarize here, so check out the post below to see the extensive list of changes to DotA 2!
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1. Happy Friday Mootmedians! In this week’s special episode we show you all the best Moot bloopers as we take you behind the scenes of Moot Points.
 
2. Fortnite Takes Down Red Dead Redemption 2 to Win Game of the Year
 
At this year’s Golden Joystick Awards, there were two clear favorites for Game of the Year: Fortnite and Red Dead Redemption 2. Although most critics favored Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s not hard to see why Fortnite took home the gold. Fortnite is a phenomenon that is bigger than gaming, and there's no doubt that popularity contributed to their victory. Do you agree with the Golden Joystick Awards? What would be your pick for Game of the Year?
 
3. Stardew Valley has Already Made $1Million on Mobile
 
Stardew Valley, already a smash-hit on PC and console, is now dominating the mobile market as well. In less than a month since its release on mobile, Stardew Valley has already earned over $1Million. The farming sim/rpg/adventure game has been a fan favorite since it’s initial release in 2016 and is the perfect type of game for a mobile port. Hopefully this will start a trend of great mobile games that don’t rely on microtransactions.
 
4. Bethesda Lays Out Improvements for Fallout 76
 
In response to first-week criticisms and complaints for Fallout 76, Bethesda has promised a series of improvements and bug fixes before the end of the year. Although many of the improvements are PC-only, players will be delighted to hear that a stash limit increase is among the top priorities. The first patch for Fallout 76 comes out on Monday.
 
5. Happy Birthday to Shigeru Miyamoto!
 
Happy birthday to Shigeru Miyamoto who turned 66 today! Perhaps the most famous gave developer of all time, Miyamoto is responsible for some the most well known and critically acclaimed games of all time. With incredible game series like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong all in his resume, it’s easy to see why Miyamoto is a huge part of Nintendo’s success and why he’s often considered the greatest game developer ever.

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1. Playstation will NOT be Attending E3
 
For the first time in E3’s 24-year history, Playstation will not be attending the event. In lieu of E3, it sounds like Playstation has something unique up their sleeves, saying that are looking for “inventive opportunities to engage the community” and that they “can’t wait” to share their plans. What exactly are these plans? Your guess is as good as mine. Hopefully we’ll be hearing some specifics in the near future.
 
2. West Virginia Makes “Reclamation Day” from Fallout 76 a Reality
 
In honor of Fallout 76, November 14th has been officially named “Reclamation Day” by the state of West Virginia. Fallout 76, which takes place in West Virginia, has brought significant amounts of attention and tourism to West Virginia, and it's clear the state has benefited tremendously from the game’s publicity. Despite being a post-apocalyptic franchise, the relationship between Fallout and West Virginia has been nothing but positive; making Reclamation Day official is just the icing on the cake.
 
3. USC is Paving the Way for the Future of Esports
 
The University of Southern California has just announced the launch of their Esports Union (ESU). Unlike other collegiate esports teams, the ESU will act as a varsity team for the Trojans, helping pave the way for esports as a major sport in the public eye. They are currently focused on League of Legends, which was founded by USC graduates Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, but they intend to add Overwatch and Super Smash Brothers in the near future. This is a great sign for the future of esports and should help legitimize elite gamers as serious competitors worthy of attention from powerhouse universities.
 
4. Nintendo Shuts Down Rumors of the N64 Classic
 
Following the success of the NES and SNES Classic, many die hard Nintendo fans assumed that a N64 Classic would be the next logical step. Unfortunately, Nintendo shut down those rumors, explaining that they only released the NES and SNES Classic as a marketing scheme to promote the Nintendo Switch. Although they didn’t rule out the possibility of a N64 Classic in the future, they have made it clear that they won’t be releasing it anytime soon.
 
5. Telltale Games is Going Under
 
After a year filled with scandals and turmoil, it appears that Telltale Games is finally shutting down. Although they had a good run, especially with series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, it seems that Telltale Games couldn’t overcome their poor management decisions. Many of their games are starting to be removed removed from the Steam Marketplace so now is likely your last chance to buy their games before they’re gone for good.

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The Daily Moot (11/14/18)

1. Rainbow 6 Siege Free Weekend is Back!
The Rainbow 6 Siege Free Weekend is back! From November 15-18, you can download and play Rainbow 6 Siege completely free of charge. Any progress you make during Free Weekend will be saved in case you choose to buy the game in the future. During Free Weekend, Ubisoft will also be offering steep discounts on all versions of the game, so now is the perfect time to give Siege a try if you haven’t already.
 
2. The United States Army is Starting an Esports Team
 
In an effort to persuade today’s youth to join the military, the U.S. Army has announced that they will be starting their own Esports team. Although there’s no news about which games they intend to compete in, they have made it clear that the teams will be comprised entirely of enlisted, veteran, and active-duty members of the Army. They hope this will make the Army seem more relatable to America’s youth. Could this strategy work? Let us know what you think!
 
3. New Fortnite Game Mode: Food Fight
 
Fortnite has released a new temporary game mode dubbed “Food Fight.” Teams (which are divided as Pizza or Burger) will be separated by a giant barrier which allows players to build a defensive fort around their fast-food mascot. Once the barrier falls, players will have to break through the opposing team’s defenses and attempt to assassinate the enemy mascot. You can watch Epic’s promo trailer below:
 
4. PC Classic Console Announced
 
The trend of re-releasing the games of past generations is in full swing. Following the success of Nintendo’s release of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, Playstation announced that they will be releasing the Playstation Classic in December. Well, in a move that’s either crazy genius or crazy stupid, one crowdfunding project has decided to take it a step further by re-releasing classic PC games on a new PC Console. The “PC Classic” will contain about 30 games from the ‘80s and ‘90s. You may be wondering why anybody would need to buy a separate PC Console in order to play these classic titles, rather than using the PC they already own. I know I am.
 
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta Coming at the End of the Month
 
Although no specific date has been given, Take-Two has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 Online will begin its public beta at the end of this month. There aren’t any details regarding the restrictions of the beta, so all we can do is hope that it will be available to everyone that’s purchased the game. Rockstar has stated that they want to give players plenty of time to complete the story and side quests before releasing the Online version, which means it may be a while before we see a full release.

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The Daily Moot (11/13/18)

1. Glider Redeploy is Leaving Fortnite’s Default Modes
Glider redeploy was controversially added to all game modes in Fortnite about a month ago. If players fell from a certain height, they would be able to pull out their glider. This naturally changed the dynamic of many aspects of the game and was rather controversial. Epic Games will be removing glider redeploy from the game’s default modes, restricting it only to larger team modes, while they continue testing the mechanic. Do you guys enjoy glider redeploy? Do you want to see it again? Let us know!
 
2. Blizzard Announces Official Overwatch Cosplay Battle
 
Blizzard is organizing an official cosplay battle that will pit teams from six different European countries against each other. The Overwatch Cosplay Battle will see teams of three cosplayers from France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom spend three months working collectively on one costume. Which costume each team makes will be influenced by community votes. There is a panel of judges, Blizzard artists and cosplayers included, and the community vote will also matter.
 
3. PUBG on PS4 to have Exclusive Cosmetics
 
If the former biggest game in the world coming to the PlayStation 4 wasn’t already exciting, Bluehole has now revealed PS4 players will get some exclusive cosmetics alongside their purchase of PUBG. What is especially sweet is the nature of the cosmetics, as they’re all related to other PS4 exclusives. You’ll be able to play as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, and if you pre-order you’ll get Ellie’s backpack from The Last of Us. Finally, if you play on day-one you’ll get a bonus PlayStation themed parachute.
 
4. Path of Exile: Betrayal Coming Soon
 
Path of Exile is a free dungeon grinder RPG, akin to Diablo, that has seen overwhelming positive reviews over the past couple years. Path of Exile: Betrayal is a new update coming in December that sees Jun Ortoi investigating a mysterious organization known as the Immortal Syndicate. The Syndicate has eighteen members, and you will need to play them off of each other to manipulate the organization. You can also raid Syndicate safehouses for sweet new loot. Check out all the details of the massive update at the official link below!
 
5. The Game Awards 2018 Nominees
 
The Game Awards has revealed their nominees for dozens of different awards. Your choices for game of the year are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Celeste, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World, and Red Dead Redemption 2. Fortnite has been nominated for 4 awards: Best Ongoing Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best Esport. Check out the rest of the nominees and cast your votes at the link below!
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1. Mounted Turrets are Coming to Fortnite
An in-game message over the weekend teased the addition of a crazy new item to Fortnite’s battle royale mode. The new item is the Mounted Turret, which came with the description “Place the Mounted Turret and hop in to apply some suppressive fire! Careful not to overheat.” As usual, the item is ‘coming soon,’ which means we can probably expect it toward the middle or end of this week. What do you guys think? Awesome, stupid, broken, busted? Let us know!
 
2. Keyboard and Mouse Support Coming to Xbox One
 
Starting with Fortnite and Warframe, Xbox One games will soon start to get official support for keyboard and mouse inputs. Developers will be able to choose if they’d like to introduce support for the input method. Microsoft also announced a list of games that will get keyboard and mouse support sometime in November and some games that will get it eventually, but not necessarily soon. Check out the lists in the article below.
 
3. Warframe hits new All-time High Player Count
 
Although Warframe released all the way back in 2013, it is still constantly growing. Every update developer Digital Extremes releases brings more players into their free-to-play sci-fi shooter, with the most recent one setting a new record for peak concurrent players. In the wake of the latest update, named Fortuna, Warframe saw 132k concurrent players on Steam this past weekend.
 
4. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is now Available on Steam
 
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales has been exclusively available on GOG for a few weeks now, but it is finally available to play on Steam. Just like the version on GOG, Thronebreaker on Steam will cost you $30. Unlike if you purchase on GOG though, when you buy on Steam you also get a copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut. RPG fans will love the game that kicked off the genre-defining series, but more modern game fans may find it a bit rough. Either way, it’s free!
 
5. DLC for Vermintide 2 called ‘Back to Ubersreik’ Coming in December
 
A December DLC for Vermintide 2 will be bringing players back to Ubersreik where things all started. Three maps from Vermintide 1 have been remastered for the update, starting with Horn of Magnus. Each map has some new secrets awaiting players. While we don’t know an exact release date for the DLC yet, we do know it will cost only $9.99.
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The Daily Moot (11/9/18)

1. Happy Friday Mootmaticians! This week we talk all about our thoughts on the upcoming Super Smash title! Check it out and let us know your thoughts!
 
2. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel in the Works?
 
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most critically acclaimed games of this generation and helped catapult the Nintendo Switch into immediate success. It looks like Nintendo is planning to capitalize on that success with an upcoming sequel. Although nothing is set in stone yet, Nintendo’s Japanese website has posted that they are searching for developers for a new 3D Zelda game. If it’s anywhere close to as good as Breath of the Wild is, Nintendo might have another masterpiece in the works for us.
 
3. Xbox Holiday Giveaway
 
Xbox is getting the holiday season started off with a bang as they’re giving away several games completely free. Starting today, the original Crackdown is available for permanent download and PUBG and PES 2019 are available for free play. The offer only lasts until November 11, so make sure to hurry if you want to get in on the fun.
 
4. Prima Games Shutting Down
 
Prima Games, which has been producing detailed strategy guides for nearly 3 decades, is shutting down. The one-time goliath with millions of strategy guides sold is yet another example of the changing tides of gaming in the internet age. It’s no surprise to see them shutting down considering that guides for every game are available for free on the internet, but it is certainly the end of an era.
 
5. Fallout 76 Pre-Download Available Now
 
Fallout 76 is now available for pre-download for anybody that pre-ordered the game. This means that the game will be ready to play right when it launches on November 14. Right now the pre-download is only available for Xbox, but it should be coming to PC and Playstation in the next few days. Let’s hope Fallout 76 lives up to the hype!

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The Daily Moot (11/8/18)

We just introduced Moot V2.2.1 which has some massive improvements to the LFG experience on Moot. Check out the post below to see how we made finding your perfect teammates even easier than it was before!
 
1. YouTube has Arrived on the Nintendo Switch
Well, it looks like the rumors from earlier this week were in fact true. The incredibly popular video streaming app YouTube is now available for free download on your Nintendo Switch. Before now, the only video streaming service on the Switch was Hulu. A large reason for the lack of non-gaming apps on the Switch was Nintendo’s desire to focus on growing their games library first, but now that the console has a decent array of games you can expect more non-gaming apps like YouTube to become available.
 
2. Red Dead Online Beta Coming at the End of November
 
We already knew the Red Dead Online beta would be coming out in November, but Rockstar has now confirmed it will release to the public at the end of the month. The developers also confirmed Red Dead Online will use the game’s full map and have fluid development. That means, like GTA Online, the developers will tune Red Dead Online’s development to match what the players like and dislike. Get those campaigns finished soon people, you don’t have much time left!
 
3. Fallout 76 Beta now Locks FOV and Caps Framerate
 
The Fallout 76 beta on PC has had some bumps so far, with speed-hacking being rampant for those who knew how to unlock their framerate. Now, instead of fixing the actual issue, Bethesda has resorted to locking the framerate and heavily restricting the Field of View options. There is only one more beta period before the game’s official release next week.
 
4. Hitman 2 Official Gameplay Launch Trailer
 
Hitman 2 has had some exciting advertising building up to its release, the pinnacle being a series of videos featuring Sean Bean. This morning, the game’s official gameplay launch trailer came out and it definitely helps to build the hype. Hitman 2 is available tomorrow if you have purchased the Gold Edition, but the rest of us will have to wait until November 13th to get our hands on it.
 
5. World of Warcraft Classic Demo Will Continue Through the Weekend
 
If you purchased a Virtual Ticket for BlizzCon 2018, you’ve had access to the World of Warcraft: Classic Demo for the past week. Blizzard announced today the demo won’t last forever; in fact, it will be unavailable after this weekend. In the demo, you can choose your race and class and then you start at level 15. You can explore one area, the Barrens for the Horde and Westfall for the Alliance, and you can only level up to 19. World of Warcraft: Classic will full release next summer.
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1. Treyarch Adds a Zombie Boss to Blackout
Blackout already features some zombies in certain spots on the map, but the game mode now also features the Blightfather from the game’s Zombies mode. The Blightfather is located south of the Asylum area in the Graveyard. You’ll know when the Blightfather is around to kill by a red pillar of light. Treyarch has also said those who are able to kill the Blightfather will be rewarded with some sweet loot. The Blightfather won’t be around forever though, as Treyarch announced he will disappear on November 13th at 10am PDT.
 
2. Temporal Surge lets Destiny 2 Players buy Retired Emotes
 
Destiny 2 players can usually purchase cosmetics for the current season in the Eververse store. When the season ends, the cosmetics are no longer available. But now, Bungie is introducing the Temporal Surge store to Destiny 2, where players will be able to buy cosmetics from previous seasons. The current Temporal Surge store offers only emotes, but Bungie has promised future Temporal Surges will include different cosmetics. The only hitch with the Temporal Surge is that the cosmetics included can only be purchased with Silver, which is Destiny 2’s real-money currency.
 
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 has Sold 17 Million Copies
 
If you haven’t played it yet and couldn’t tell from all the buzz around it, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a pretty sweet game. So sweet, in fact, that 17 million copies of it have already been purchased around the world since it released on October 26th. Technically those 17 million copies have been sold to retailers, but not necessarily passed on to consumers yet. The game also had a historically massive opening weekend, raking in $725 million over 3 days. All of this and it’s not even available on PC.
 
4. Esports Arena is Opening Locations Inside of Walmarts
 
Esports Arena is a company that runs gaming locations around the West Coast of the US, but they will soon be expanding into Walmarts. There are five locations planned so far, presumably with more on the horizon if the initial wave does well. Each of the five Walmarts will feature roughly 25 PCs or PlayStation 4 setups that will be linked with other Esports Arenas for tournament and league play. The price is $5 per hour and $10 to enter events.
 
5. League of Legends Worlds 2018 was the Game’s Most Watched Event Ever
 
League of Legends viewership numbers have been declining over the course of this year, possibly due to the meteoric rise of Fortnite, but this year’s World Championship still set a new high-water mark for the game. At one point during the past weekend, 1.14 million people were watching Worlds which tops last year’s record by 50,000.
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1. NFL Skins are Coming to Fortnite
In a totally unexpected but absolutely awesome announcement, The Fortnite Team revealed they are partnering with the NFL to bring each team’s jersey into the game. Players will be able to purchase the NFL jerseys and switch it to any of the 32 NFL teams, plus a unique Fortnite team jersey. Players can also choose any number between 1 and 99 to go on the Jersey.
 
2. PUBG Coming to PlayStation 4 in December
 
PUBG will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in December, according to video game analyst Daniel Ahmad’s post in ResetEra. This will be roughly one year after the game came to Xbox One as a timed console exclusive. To us, this seems far too late to capture a big audience as Fortnite and Black Ops 4 are both so popular, but maybe some PlayStation 4 gamers will pick up the game to see what they’ve been missing out on.
 
3. Blizzard Had a Diablo 4 Video they Chose Not to Play at BlizzCon
 
Last night Jason Schreier of Kotaku reported that Blizzard had a video of Diablo 4 that they originally intended to play at BlizzCon before they decided not to. Blizzard responded that they did not cancel any of their planned content for BlizzCon, but they did not deny that a video of Diablo 4 exists. The video would have gone a long way to ease fans’ minds about the Diablo mobile announcement, but it seems like some uncertainty about the direction of Diablo 4 may have kept Blizzard from sharing it. Either way, Diablo 4 is being worked on which is good enough for now, right?
 
4. Action Role-Playing Game ‘Path of Exile’ Coming to PS4
 
Path of Exile is similar to Diablo, so if for some strange reason you were interested in a different game series to play in the same genre it may be perfect for you. Path to Exile has been enjoying moderate success on PC and Xbox One for some time, so it is only natural for the game to finally come to PlayStation 4. On December 7th the game will receive a content update and then come to PlayStation some time before the end of the year.
 
5. Current and Former Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination
 
One current and one former Riot Games employees have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for fostering a ‘Men First’ environment in the workplace. The lawsuit alleges that the “Plaintiffs have been denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women.” The Plaintiffs are asking for compensation on unpaid wages, damages, and other penalties. In August, Kotaku released a story that brought accusations against Riot Games to the forefront of the video game world.
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1. Fortnite’s Cube Explodes, Throws Players into a Void
Epic Games announced a special in-game event yesterday and boy was it something. Players who loaded into matches at 10 am PDT got to experience something unlike anything else. The cube at the center of Leaky Lake began to spin before it exploded into a bright light. This sent players into an endless white void, until they eventually reappeared above Loot Lake’s original location, which has once again transformed into something new.
 
2. Overwatch Reveals a New Hero Named ‘Ashe’
 
While some Blizzard’s announcements at BlizzCon we’re controversially bad (cough, Diablo, cough), their Overwatch one did not disappoint. Blizzard introduced a new damage Hero named Ashe at BlizzCon on Friday. Ashe’s primary weapon is a single fire rifle that has a sweet scope on it. Ashe also has a shotgun with a knockback on it which she can use to disrupt enemies or reposition herself. But Ashe’s coolest ability is her ultimate, which summons Bob to fight for her. Check out the reveal trailer below!
 
3. Invictus Gaming is the new League of Legends World Champion
 
The League of Legends World Championship had some high stakes as China’s Invictus Gaming faced off against Europe’s Fnatic. For the first time in a long time, the world champion was going to be a non-Korean team. Despite the high hopes of many Western fans, Invictus Gaming dominated the finals and won 3-0.
 
4. Heavy Assault Rifle Coming to Fortnite This Week
 
The Heavy Assault Rifle will be coming to Fortnite’s battle royale mode sometime this week. Most people probably won’t call it the Heavy Assault Rifle for very long though, as it is basically just an AK47. Epic Games has said the weapon will be “most useful when fired in short bursts” which suggests it will have some hefty recoil to it.
 
5. ‘Serral’ Becomes First non-Korean to win StarCraft 2 World Championship Series
 
Joona “Serral” Sotala won the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series this past weekend at Blizzcon, becoming the first non-Korean to ever win the competition. The Finnish Zerg player was a heavy favorite coming into the finals against “Stats,” as Serral had gone undefeated during the tournament’s first week. Serral won the final best of seven series by a score of 4-2.
 
6. YouTube Might be Coming to Switch on November 8th
 
YouTube is not currently on the Switch, but that might change this week. Recently, people who search Nintendo’s website have found suggestions for a YouTube app native to the Switch that says it will be available on November 8th. It would certainly make sense for YouTube to come to the Switch. This would represent a big step for the Nintendo Switch toward being the complete entertainment package. All that’s left now is to cross our fingers and wait.
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Happy Friday Mootigans! In this week's episode, we talk about the disaster waiting to happen that is Battlefield V. Specifically, we talk about how long it will be until the game actually gets a battle royale mode. Check it out!
 
2.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Releases First Free DLC
 
Remember Assassin’s Creed Odyssey? That super dope game everyone was playing before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out? Well, it just got its first free DLC story for you to play starting today. The Lost Tales of Greece is a series of free stories that will be added to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey over time. Ubisoft plans to release the stories scattered between chapters of their bigger, paid DLCs.
 
3. World of Warcraft Classic Demo Will Limit Players
 
The World of Warcraft Classic demo is available to play today, but there’s a limit. Players will only be able to play for a total of 60 minutes with a 90 minute cooldown. Basically, if you play for 60 minutes you’ll need to wait 30 minutes before you log back in. This will enable as many people as possible to get a chance to test the Classic demo with (hopefully) functional servers.
 
4. November Clash Royale Balance Update
 
This month’s update is a fairly juicy one with very little unwarranted balances. Headlining this month’s update is a -9% hit points nerf to the Royal Ghost. The Royal Ghost has been extremely popular recently and had been teetering on the side of OP, so this is absolutely good to see. Check out the full list of all the buffs and nerfs and let us know in the comment section if you think it is fair or not!
 
5. Hitman 2 Official Launch Trailer Featuring Sean Bean
 
The official live-action launch trailer for Hitman 2 is so good we should let it just speak for itself, but that’s not our style around these parts. Sean Bean plays the role of The Undying, the game’s first Elusive Target. One week after Hitman 2 launches, you’ll be tasked with hunting down and killing Sean Bean. Although he seems to die in every role he plays, we’re sure he’ll still put up a fight. Watch the incredibly awesome minute long trailer below! Hitman 2 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13th.

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1. Full Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Starting Roster Revealed
The final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct wrapped up this morning and it revealed the last of the full characters that will be included in the game at launch. This morning, we learned the final full character in the game is Incineroar from Pokemon Sun and Moon. Nintendo confirmed the game will have 5 DLCs, each introducing a character, stage, and new music track. They will cost $5.99 each, or you can buy the Fighters Pass for $24.99 and get access to all of them. There may still be echo fighters revealed before the game comes out, and Ken Masters from Street Fighter was revealed as an echo fighter today at the direct.
 
2. Fortnite Patch V6.21 Introduces Balloons
 
Buckle up buckaroos, we got another crazy Fortnite item to wrap our heads around. Last week, Epic Games introduced glider re-deploy to their normal game modes and they’ve know announced it will be sticking around for the time being. But today’s patch introduces something even wackier – Balloons! You can inflate balloons to float up in the air, but be careful because enemies can pop them! You can find Balloons in all the normal loot locations.
 
3. Just Cause 4 DLC Announced
 
Square Enix revealed this morning an Expansion Pass for Just Cause 4, which launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 4th. The Expansion Pass will bring three new content packs to the open-world game over the course of 2019. Players who purchase the Gold or Digital Deluxe versions of the game will gain access to all of the content packs for free. Do you have any interest in Just Cause 4? Have you played any of the older games in the series? Let us know!
 
4. Fortnitemares Ends this Sunday with a big In-Game Event
 
Fortnitemares, the Halloween themed event where monsters are storming the Fortnite battle royale map, will come to an end this Sunday. Epic Games announced a big in-game event will take place on November 4th at 10 am PDT that players won’t want to miss. This is reminiscent of a few past Fortnite events, most memorably the rocket launch that took place toward the end of season 4. Many are speculating this will be the end of Kevin the Cube, but who really knows.
 
5. World of Light is the Story Mode in the New Super Smash Bros. Game
 
While the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct revealed some new characters, it also revealed the details of the game adventure mode. The trailer for World of Light showed some lightbeams vaporizing the Smash Bros cast, and you’ll presumably be tasked with rescuing them. It looks like you’ll fight against the different characters to reclaim their spirits and unlock them in the core game. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.
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1. Undertale’s Creator Releases Free and Mysterious New Game
Toby Fox, the man who created Undertale, has released a free game you can download right now from a website called Deltarune. The website has several ominous warnings including “FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, YOU ARE ADVISED TO REFRAIN FROM DISCUSSION OF THE PROGRAM FOR 24 HOURS.” Well, people have disregarded that warning but even with discussion we still don’t really know what the game is about. Check it out for yourself and if you crack the code please let us know.
 
2. Fallout 76 Beta on PC Sucked, Longer Beta Later This Week
 
If you were one of the many players who pre-ordered Fallout 76 to gain access to the PC beta you have our condolences. The first attempt at a beta on PC didn’t go so well, as a bug with the Bethesda launcher forced many to re-download the entire game. Seeing as the beta was only scheduled for a short period of time, this meant many didn’t get a meaningful chance to play the game. Fret not though, as the second beta phase set for later this week has been extended to compensate. This Thursday, November 1st the Fallout 76 PC beta will start at 11am PDT and end at 8pm PDT.
 
3. Titanfall Developer Will Release Multiple Games Next Year
 
In an EA earnings call yesterday the company’s CEO said that Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the popular Titanfall franchise, will release multiple games next year. We know one of them is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is set to come out next fall, but no other games have been announced. The studio is also apparently working on a VR War game, which may release next year. But what everyone is hoping for is Titanfall 3. Do you think we’ll see it in 2019, or do we have to wait longer?
 
4. MediEvil Remaster Announced for PlayStation 4
 
MediEvil is an old school action-adventure hack and slash game that released on the original PlayStation back in 1998. You play as Sir Dan, who has been accidentally resurrected by his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Zarok. It is up to you alone to stop Lord Zarok before he conquers the Kingdom of Gallowmere with his army of the undead. Sounds SPOOKY! MediEvil is coming to the PlayStation 4 sometime next year.
 
5. Fortnite is Super Popular on Nintendo Switch
 
In a recent earnings report, Nintendo revealed that Fortnite has been installed on nearly half of all Nintendo Switch consoles wordwide. To estimate, that means Fortnite has been downloaded on around 11 million unique Switch consoles. Granted, Fortnite is a free game and the most popular in the world currently so it isn’t a huge surprise to see people downloading it. Switch owners of Moot, do you play Fortnite on your Switch or have you ever? Let us know in the comments!
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The Daily Moot (10/30/18)

1. Old School Runescape Mobile Available on iOS Devices
Nerds, rejoice! Old School Runescape is finally available on all mobile devices for free. Old School Runescape on mobile will use your same account from your computer, meaning you can continue progressing on the go. The servers are also cross-platform, so you can play with your buddies no matter what platforms you’re on. This isn’t the end for Jagex and mobile games, as they’re also working to bring Runescape (the non-Old School version) to mobile devices.
 
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 has Biggest Weekend in Entertainment History
 
In news that should be surprising to no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 had a fantastic weekend of sales. So fantastic, in fact, that it has set the record for the largest opening weekend of any entertainment product. In just three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold $725 million in copies of the game. The only game launch bigger than RDR2 was GTA V, which launched on a Tuesday.
 
3. Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct Announced
 
Thursday, November 1st at 7am there will be a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct where Nintendo will reveal “roughly 40 minutes of new information” about the highly-anticipated game. Director Masahiro Sakurai will host the Smash Direct, which will be followed by a Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation that will showcase more of the game. The Treehouse show will also show off Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokemon: Let’s Go!, Eevee, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Diablo III: Eternal Collection.
 
4. Star Wars Battlefront 2 Introduces General Grievous
 
EA released an update this morning that introduced the iconic General Grievous to Star Wars Battlefront 2. The Jedi Hunter has several moves you’ll recognize from the movie. Thrust Surge lunges General Grievous forward with all of his lightsabers thrust out in front of him. Claw Rush lets General Grievous quickly maneuver around the battlefield. And Grievous’s final ability is Unrelenting Advance, which causes him to spin lightsabers in front of him, blocking shots and damaging anyone that gets in his way. Check out General Grievous in action in the video below!
 
5. Battlefield V Won’t Have MicroTransactions at Launch
 
DICE revealed this morning there won’t be microtransactions or premium currency in Battlefield V when the game launches on November 20th. Players will be able to earn free in-game currency from the start, but they’ll need to wait before they can spend real money on the game (beyond the initial purchase, of course.) DICE said they’re doing this so their game isn’t pay-to-win, but they also promised their premium currency will only be usable for cosmetic purchases. If I can only use the premium currency for cosmetic items, why do you need to keep it out of the game in order for the game to not be pay-to-win?
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The Daily Moot (10/29/18)

1. Full PlayStation Classic 20 Game Lineup Revealed
When PlayStation revealed the PlayStation Classic last month they revealed five games. Today, the remaining games that will come with the throwback console. Standout games that had not been revealed previously include Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, and Resident Evil Director’s Cut. Alongside the previously revealed Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3 they’ve really picked a fantastic range of old school, iconic PlayStation titles. See the full list of games below. The PlayStation Classic launches in the US and Canada on December 3rd.
 
2. Steam Halloween Sale is Live Now
 
The Steam Halloween Sale went live this morning and tons of on-theme games have had their prices slashed. Games like Dead by Daylight, 7 Days to Die, Left 4 Dead 2, and Hunt: Showdown are all on sale. Whether you’re looking for something spooky to play on Halloween night itself, or if you just like horror or survival games, the Steam Halloween Sale is perfect for you. Move quickly though, because the sale ends November 1st.
 
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 Might be Coming to PC
 
Red Dead Redemption 2 launched last week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and immediately blew players away. Although the game didn’t launch on PC and there’s no official mention of it coming to PC, some file names in the official Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app suggests a PC release may be sooner than anticipated. Multiple file names in the companion app mention PC, and there are even some that suggest the game coming to the Oculus VR. Hopefully we hear about the game coming to PC soon, because many of us would love to play this amazing game.
 
4. Play Battlerite Royale for Free This Week
 
Battlerite is a free MOBA on steam, and Battlerite Royale is their early access battle royale game. Battlerite Royale usually costs $20 USD although the game will become free once it leaves early access. This week, Battlerite Royale will be free to play as a part of Steam’s Midweek Madness. You can test the game out and see if this is the ideal battle royale for you. If you decide you like Battlerite Royale, it will be 30% off until the free to play period is over.
 
5. No Man’s Sky Releases ‘The Abyss’ Update Today
 
The Abyss, which is an update to No Man’s Sky that Hello Games revealed last week, launched this morning. The update focuses on improving the underwater aspect of the planetary exploration game. The update increases the amount of underwater flora and fauna significantly to improve the underwater exploration experience. Hello Games also added several hours of story that will focus on exploring underwater. Finally, there are new tools to help you explore underwater. Check out the free update, available to download today, to see all of the changes for yourself.
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Happy Friday Vladimir Mootins! In this week's episode we talk about the highly-anticipated RPG Red Dead Redemption 2, which released TODAY for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As always, we also continue our search for the best gaming snack and reveal the Meme of the Week. Check it out!
2. Multiple Iconic Resident Evil Games Coming to the Switch
 
Capcom announced this morning they are bringing some of the best games from the Resident Evil series to the Nintendo Switch. Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will all grace the beautiful mobile console at some point in the future. We can hope the HD remastered versions of the games will be what they port to the Switch, but Capcom hasn’t said. They also haven’t revealed when the games will be available on the Switch, but hopefully it will be sometime soon!
 
3. Black Ops 4 Blackout Streamer Tourney at TwitchCon Starts Tomorrow
 
TwitchCon started today, but the real fun starts tomorrow with a Black Ops 4 Blackout streamer tournament firing off at 12:30 pm PDT. Four streamers have assembled their squads and will battle it out in lobbies full of fans for part of a $250,000 prize pool. The four streamers are Ninja, Shroud, Courage, and DrLupo. We don’t advocate for betting, not that you could bet on something like this, but if we did we would tell you to pick Shroud’s team. See the action for yourself tomorrow on the Doritos Twitch channel. (Yes, you read that right.)
 
4. Halloween Returns to For Honor
 
Last year For Honor celebrated Halloween with the Feast of the Otherworld event. Well, it was popular last year so this year For Honor players get to experience the Return of the Otherworld starting today. Skeleton armies have returned to the game for players to fight off, as well as new challenges, quests, and rewards. There is also a man with a pumpkin for a head, if you’re into that kind of thing.
 
5. ARK: Survival Evolved comes to the Switch Next Month
 
ARK: Survival Evolved is a popular survival game with an extra dinosaur twist. Back in March, the studio behind the game surprise-revealed they were working to port it to the Nintendo Switch. Now, they’ve revealed the game’s Switch release date as November 30th. We don’t know exactly what aspects of the original game will translate to the Switch port, but we know for sure it will include hunting, harvesting, crafting, farming, and base building. We also know there will be online multiplayer and a solo mode.

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