The Daily Moot (11/29/18)
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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