The Daily Moot: Fortnite Next-Gen EnhancementsNews Picks
1. Fortnite Next-Gen Enhancements
Epic Games just revealed new details about Fortnite’s next-gen enhancements. Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players will be able to enjoy the game in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, but the Xbox Series S will be capped at 1080p. The Xbox Series X will also have an improvement over the Series S with its “dynamic visuals and physics,” while the PlayStation 5 version will take advantage of “DualSense controller immersion” and its haptic feedback capabilities. The Xbox Series X/S is set to launch on November 10; the PlayStation 5 will arrive 2 days later on November 12.
2. Ruined King Revealed Ruined King, the upcoming new single-player game based on League of Legends, has officially been revealed. League of Legends has been one of the most popular games on the planet for more than a decade now, and fans have long called upon Riot Games to create a more lore-heavy version of the game. Riot has finally addressed those wishes with Ruined King, with the company saying, “We are excited to take this plunge into exploring stories and champions that players have enjoyed over the years, and can’t wait for our players to embark on this new adventure with us.” Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is set to arrive in early 2021; you can check out the announcement video for the game below.
3. Old School RuneScape Player Numbers It looks like Old School RuneScape has more players now than ever. Following the recent start of the new limited-time event “Leagues 2: Trailblazer,” OSRS set a record for its all-time high player count at over 157,000 concurrent players. Trailblazer is a variant of the game featuring special rules where players can acquire powerful relics, but the mode will only be around until January 6. You can check out the trailer for Leagues 2: Trailblazer below.
4. Shadow of Mordor Cutting Online Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor will soon be cutting its online features. Nemesis Forge, Vendetta missions, leaderboards, and WBPlay will all be removed from the game by the end of the year. Some of the unlockable content from the affected modes, including the Orc Hunter and Gravewalker runes, will be automatically awarded to all players once the change goes through. Online play is expected to be removed from the game entirely on December 31.
5. Marvel’s Avengers Prices Reduced Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have permanently reduced the prices of some of the in-game cosmetics in Marvel’s Avengers. The change is essentially a permanent extension of last week's sale, with Takedowns and Emotes now costing half the amount of credits that they used to. This news comes via a new in-game message which reads, “Based on your feedback, we are keeping the 50% discounts on Takedowns and Emotes from last week's sale and making them the new regular price of these items.”