The Daily Moot (12/19/19)
1. Rainbow Six Siege’s Core Dev Team is Leaving
Big changes are coming to Rainbow Six Siege. After 4 years with the game, the entirety of the core development team is leaving the project. The developers will still be working at Ubisoft, but not on Rainbow Six Siege. Instead, they will be replaced by a new team with a new vision for the game. There aren’t many details on what exactly this “new vision” is. The new creative director said they will focus on “expanding the game universes.” We have no clue what in the world that’s supposed to mean, but Siege is already a fantastic game. Let’s hope they don’t mess this up.
2. Fortnite Winterfest Begins 14 Days of Fortnite is a thing of the past; Winterfest is here! Like 14 Days of Fortnite, Winterfest offers challenges to complete with plenty of freebies and rewards along the way. Between now and January, you can open presents in the Winterfest lodge, which you can access by clicking the snowflake tab in the lobby. While the presents are free, the contents are a mystery (although the Millenium Falcon Glider was leaked yesterday). If you happen to miss out on a couple days of presents, don’t worry: you can open any presents you missed as long as you return to the lodge by January 7th.
3. The Steam Winter Sale is Back The 2019 Steam Winter Sale is here just in time for the holidays! There are thousands of awesome discounted games, including Monster Hunter: World (60% off), Dark Souls 3 (75% off), Stardew Valley (40% off), and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (35% off). There are also Holiday Quests which allow you to earn Festivity Tokens. You can use the Festivity Tokens to unlock new chat stickers, chat room effects, and the Steam Winter Sale coupon. The sale ends on January 2nd, so if you see something you like be sure to get it soon!
4. Epic’s 12 Days of Christmas Starts Today Starting today, Epic Games is giving away a free game every single day for the next 12 days. The first offering is Into The Breach, a turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL (Faster Than Light). Epic is keeping the upcoming games a mystery, so we won’t know which games will be offered until the day they arrive. You can claim your free games each day directly from the Epic Games Store.