The Daily Moot: Fortnite Monthly SubscriptionNews Picks
1. Fortnite Crew
Fortnite is officially getting a monthly subscription service. News came out earlier this month that Epic had been polling players for opinions about a possible subscription service, and now Epic is making the idea a reality. Called Fortnite Crew, the new package will cost $12 per month and include the current season battle pass, 1000 V-Bucks every month, and a monthly crew pack containing an exclusive outfit bundle. Fortnite Crew is set to go live alongside the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 on December 2.
2. Golden Joystick Awards The 2020 Golden Joystick Awards is officially underway. The Golden Joystick Awards is the largest publicly voted gaming awards ceremony in the world and recognizes a wide variety of video games and gaming personnel each year. Some of the nominees for this year’s “Ultimate Game of the Year” include The Last of Us 2, Genshin Impact, Ghost of Tsushima, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Fall Guys, and Hades. You can watch the entire ceremony live on Twitch and YouTube today starting at 12:30pm Pacific Time.
3. Red Dead Online Standalone Red Dead Online will soon be launching as a standalone game. Much like Grand Theft Auto V’s GTA Online, Rockstar views the online game mode as the one with the most longevity and stated, “Right now the team is focused on building on top of and into the world of Read Dead Online.” The game will cost just $5 as long as you purchase it before February 15 of next year, after which the price will jump to $20. The standalone version of Red Dead Online is expected to launch alongside the newly-announced Bounty Hunters expansion on December 1.
4. Minecraft Permanent Bans Minecraft just added new tools enabling moderators to permanently ban players from the game. While single player games will remain unmoderated, this will affect players who use Realms or Featured Servers as well as online communication features such as signposts and books. The permanent bans “extend to all versions of Minecraft” and are targeted towards users who violate the community guidelines in a way that is severe or “meant to cause harm to others.” Mojang says that they are also “working on introducing temporary bans for lesser offenses,” but didn’t provide a target date for when the temporary bans might arrive.
5. Rainbow Six Siege Charity Program Ubisoft has announced a new Rainbow Six Siege charity initiative called the Sixth Guardian Program. The program will offer a new bundle filled with special in-game cosmetics each season with 100% of the net proceeds going to charity. The first Sixth Guardian bundle will support The AbleGamers Charity and offer a new Doc uniform, headgear, weapon skin, and charm for $6. The Sixth Guardian Program is officially set to get underway once Year 5 Season 4 launches in February of next year.
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