It's another week and a new Fortnite patch has arrived in the form of update 4.4, which adds the very unusual Stink Bomb item and more to the insanely popular Battle Royale mode. The patch is now live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.
The Stink Bomb is a new grenade type item that "creates a stinky cloud that deals five damage every half-second within the cloud" for a duration of nine seconds. You'll only find the Stink Bomb in Epic rarity chests, Vending Machines, and in floor loot so keep your eyes peeled for that telling golden glow while scavenging the map.
On top of the new item, Epic have also added a new limited-time mode, called "Final Fight: Teams of 20". This mode will see five teams of twenty players each drop into the map in a Final Fight variant of Battle Royale. In this mode the storm circle will stop closing after its third shift. After this a countdown will commence, and the team with the most players still standing at the end of the timer will take the win.
Fortnite has seen it's fair share of news this week with players up in arms about the lack of console cross-play available to players on PS4. This combined with Sony players not being able to transfer their account to any other console seems like a huge snafu and is sure to make new players apprehensive about committing to the PS4 version of the game.
Those yet to play Quake Champions in early-access should do so now.
Until June 25th, players can download the hero arena shooter from Steam's Early Access program for free.
The offer was announced during Bethesda's E3 Press Conference last week, but due to a strong response, developer id Software has extended the free period another week.
Wargaming Studios, the developers of the hugely popular World of Tanks has just announced that World of Warships is coming to consoles.
World of Warships: Legends will see players taking to the high seas on Playstation 4 and Xbox One and is set to "bring the ultimate naval combat experience, never seen on consloe before".
Developed by the fine folks at Wargaming St. Petersburg, the team in charge of World of Warships PC, World of Warships: Legends provides a fresh take on naval warfare by taking advantage of the power and capabilities of the most popular modern consoles. In addition to thrilling, immersive battles with the most iconic warships from maritime history, the naval MMO will also contain content and features exclusive to console users.
The crazy folks at Wargaming Studios have gone football mad and brought back the insanely fun Soccer Mode and new tanks with special abilities to their smash hit online warfare title World of Tanks.
While a normal match in World of Tanks sees players employing strategy and cunning to out-smart and out-gun their opponents, Soccer Mode throws combatants from the battlefield onto a soccer pitch and ups the ante by adding a huge over-sized soccer ball for tanks to fight for control and try to shoot into the oppositions goal.
Matches see two teams of three players fight on the field where only special maps and tanks are used. A winner is announced at the end of seven minutes of if a team scores three goals, whichever comes first.
Fresh from his Microsoft visit this morning, Bethesda Game Studios Director, Todd Howard took to the stage to talk Fallout 76, announcing that the title would be an shared online world.
"We've always wanted to tell the story of what it was like for you and other characters to be the first to leave the vault," said Howard "but there's one big difference with this game, and it's that each of those people is a real person because Fallout 76 is entirely online."
Noted earlier that day at Microsoft's press conference, the game will take place in a world four times the size of Fallout 4 and will feature all new lighting, rendering, and landscape technology that will allow for 16x the detail.
Thanks to a lovely little faux pas on Steam's end, it looks like Just Cause 4 is definitely on the way. With the game appearing in the massive Walmart leak of 2018, we already suspected that we would see more during E3 this year. The new leak on Steam all bit confirms we'll definitely be seeing Rico in action next week.
The folks over at Kotaku were the first to spot this happy accident. Clicking on the add loops the user back to the steam home page, so no other details about the game are available yet.
Those hoping to finally get their hands on Crackdown 3 will have to wait even longer, as the game has been pushed to February 2019.
The new date comes a day after Kotaku reported rumours of further delays.
"Our fans' response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of "Crackdown 3" has been incredible," Microsoft said in a statement issued to Windows Central.
After a few cheeky teases and some leaks, IO Interactive and WB Games have finally confirmed that Hitman 2 is set to sneak it's way on to PS4, Xbox One & PC on November 13th.
Following on from 2016's episodic Hitman and with new publishers in tow, Hitman 2 is said to be ditching the episodic launch model previously used. This time around we'll get a full game on day one, likely with more content drops and elusive targets to follow the initial release.
Realm Royale, a new Battle Royale spin-off of Hi-Rez Studios arena shooter Paladins, has hit Steam Early Access and is available to play right now.
With a strong focus on team play, rounds in Realm Royale start with players selecting one of five traditional fantasy classes. Each class offers a unique play style, with Assassins planting Sensor Drones to scout for their teammates, while Warriors can toss Shielding Potions to protect squishy Hunters. Mages can soar above the battlefield and bombard opponents with fireballs and Engineers deploy turrets and shields in typical hero shooter-style combat.
“Realm Royale’s class-based, ability-driven combat brings a new experience to the battle royale genre,” said Rory “Drybear” Newbrough, Realm Royale Executive Producer. “It’s a battle royale that feels like the perfect mixture of an open-world PvP MMO and your favourite hero shooter.”
“BJ’s got a fight to finish, and I can’t wait to see what insanity occurs next when he does it.”
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