The Daily Moot (3/11/19)News Picks
1. Respawn Bans 355K Apex Legends Cheaters on PC
Respawn Entertainment has been working hard since Apex Legends launched 5 weeks ago. One facet of their game the community is growing more frustrated with is cheaters; because Apex Legends is a free-to-play title, it is a particularly attractive game to cheaters. Respawn announced over the weekend they’ve already banned 355,000 cheaters on PC alone through Easy Anti Cheat. Respawn is adding an in-game report feature soon, which will help us help them fight these cheaters. Also, they may want to region-lock China, as it seems the majority of cheaters stem from that region.
2. First Look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Niantic has finally revealed their Harry Potter branded augmented reality mobile game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. In Wizards Unite, you’ll take to the real world to “help prevent The Calamity from exposing the secrets of the wizarding world.” Check out the game’s website via the link below to see what Niantic has revealed about the game so far. It looks like you’ll be casting spells, preparing potions, and more.
3. World of Warcraft Classic Content Plan Revealed Blizzard took to their official forums this morning to reveal their Content Plan for World of Warcraft Classic, which is set to release this year. WoW Classic is designed to recapture the unparalleled magic of World of Warcraft’s original release, way back in 2004. Accordingly, Blizzard will be adding content to the game in carefully structured waves. WoW Classic will include 6 content phases. The first phase will include only Molten Core, Onyxia, and Maraudon. Check out the forum post at the link below to see the remaining phases.
4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer From Software just put the launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and it is intriguing, to say the least. The video starts with the main character fighting a bear that inexplicably has a flaming log tied to its head and only gets better from there. The trailer larger features action scenes that demonstrate what combat in the game will be like. If you want to learn more about the story of Sekiro, there was a story trailer last month. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launches March 22nd on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
5. Valve Fires Artifact Creator Richard Garfield Artifact has had a rough go of things basically since the game launched, and now the game will have to go forward without its lead creator. Valve laid off a couple dozen employees and contractors last week, including Artifact lead designer Richard Garfield. It makes sense, as the game has struggled so significantly. However, this does not mean Valve is giving up on Artifact; apparently, they’re still very much invested in trying to revitalize the digital card game, they just won’t be involving Garfield in that process.
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