The Daily Moot: Fortnite Daredevil CupNews Picks
1. Fortnite Daredevil Cup
A new Fortnite tournament called the Daredevil Cup has arrived. The first of 4 Marvel Super Series tournaments, the Daredevil Cup features a trios showdown, but unlike other Fortnite tournaments in the past, it will not involve the Battle Royale game mode. Instead, the Daredevil Cup will take place in the new Marvel Knockout mode which empowers players with abilities aligned with various Marvel superheroes. If you’re able to rank near the top of your region’s leaderboard, then you’ll earn the new Daredevil skin as well as accumulate points towards an eventual $1 million tournament final on November 21. If you’re not so fortunate, you can still pick up the Daredevil skin when it arrives in the Item Shop in the near future. The Daredevil Cup will run today from 5pm-8pm local time, with players able to participate in a maximum of 10 matches during the 3-hour window.
2. Blizzard Employee Strike? It looks like Blizzard employees may soon be going on a strike. This news comes in response to Blizzard’s recent announcement saying that they will be shutting down their Versaille office. The closure will allegedly cause 285 employees to lose their jobs during the pandemic, drawing the attention of 3 major labor unions in France: CGT, SPECIS-UNSA, and CFE-CGC. A joint statement between the unions addressed the issue by saying, “This comes as a shock for employees. Many of us left their homes to join the company and truly invested their whole lives into Blizzard success." The unions are demanding Blizzard to cancel the closure of their Versaille office, and are calling for employees in France to strike until their demands are met. https://www.pcgamer.com/unions-representing-blizzard-workers-have-called-for-a-strike/
3. Runescape Steam Launch Runescape has officially launched on Steam. One of the most popular MMOs of all time, Runescape shows no signs of slowing down despite being nearly 20 years old at this point. Of course, the game has experienced many changes over the past 2 decades and another major update, “Orthen Digsite,” is set to arrive on October 19. Players who already have an existing Runescape account can link it to their Steam account and enjoy full cross-progression and cross-platform play between Steam, PC, and Mobile.
4. PUBG Paramo A new map called Paramo has arrived on the PUBG test servers. One of the major updates for the upcoming 9th season of PUBG, Paramo will be the game’s smallest map yet, featuring a 64-player showdown across a 3x3km battlefield. Interestingly, the terrain of Paramo will evolve over the course of each match, creating a dynamic layout that is designed to force players to adapt their playstyle to their new surroundings. PUBG Season 9 is set to hit live servers on October 21; you can check out the teaser trailer for Paramo below.
5. Baldur’s Gate 3 Sales Despite launching in early access just last week, Baldur’s Gate 3 has already sold more than 1 million copies on Steam. This is particularly big news considering that developer Larian Studios decided to launch the unfinished Dungeons & Dragons-inspired game at full price. Furthermore, Larian Studios admitted that the current version of the game is likely to contain plenty of bugs and other issues, but clearly players have not been deterred. Baldur’s Gate 3 is set to expand massively between now and its targeted official launch in 2021, with the game’s first major patch arriving today. You can check out our brand new lounge on Moot for Baldur’s Gate below.
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