The Daily Moot (2/4/19)
1. Apex Legends, a Free-to-play Battle Royale, is Live Now
SURPRISE! Another free-to-play battle royale game just launched. Apex Legends is from Respawn, the studio that made Titanfall. Naturally, the game is set in the Titanfall universe. What may come as a surprise, though, is that it seems that the iconic Titan suits from Titanfall haven’t made their way into Apex Legends. Apex Legends is available for free now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Head on over to the Apex Legends lounge now to discuss the new game or find teammates!
2. Microsoft Expanding Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices Microsoft has just leaked they will be bringing Xbox Live cross-platform support to both the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The announcement was set to be made at GDC 2019, which is taking place next month. Xbox Live on non-Microsoft devices may sound confusing; the big takeaway here is you should be able to earn Xbox Live achievements for games even if you’re playing them on your phone or your Nintendo Switch. Kinda neat.
3. Steam Lunar New Year Sale is Live Now The Steam Lunar New Year Sale is now underway, reducing the price of thousands of games in the Steam store. On top of drastically reducing prices, Steam is offering everyone a $5 USD discount on their first purchase over $30 USD. Additionally, you earn tokens for purchasing games which can be redeemed for more $5 USD discount coupons. The sale will run until February 11th. Boy, it’s a great time to be a PC gamer.
4. Anthem Won’t Support Guilds at Launch In a multiplayer game like Anthem, guilds are frequently what keeps players engaged with the game long term. A group of friends whom share similar interests, goals, and playstyles as you? Sounds great! Unfortunately, guilds won’t be part of Anthem when the game launches later this month. However, you will still benefit from playing with others by earning Alliance XP. At the end of each week, this Alliance XP will convert into coins. BioWare promises guilds will be coming to the game eventually, which is good, but unfortunately they did not provide any information about when we can expect them.
5. Gfinity Hosting Call of Duty World League Open in London Gfinity just announced they will be hosting a Call of Duty World League open in May of this year. The event will feature 2 separate Black Ops 4 competitions. The first is a tournament featuring 16 professional teams and a prize pool of $325K. The second tournament is open to over 200 amateur teams that will compete for $75K. If you're looking for an awesome Black Ops 4 team to support be sure to check out Broken eSports; they're a top tier team and we just announced a partnership with them! You can find a link to the announcement at the bottom of this post.