The Daily Moot (12/10/18)
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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