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Shacknews Recent Articles http://www.shacknews.com/rss?recent_articles=1 en-us How to Unlock Hero Classes in Fortnite http://www.shacknews.com/article/100754/how-to-unlock-hero-classes-in-fortnite http://www.shacknews.com/article/100754/how-to-unlock-hero-classes-in-fortnite <p>Epic Games' action-builder Fortnite is at its best when you're building an awesome base and killing lots of husks. To do that, you need to unlock heroes. There are four classes of heroes, each catering to a different style of play. This guide will teach you how to unlock hero classes in Fortnite as well as provide an overview of each class so you can find a hero type that works for you.</p> <h2>How to Unlock Hero Classes in Fortnite</h2> <p>So far, the only surefire way to unlock hero classes in Fortnite is by opening Llama packs in the Loot section of the game's menu. Llama packs are relatively easy to come by even if you're a casual player without much time to play: Simply complete quests. Daily Quests are special objectives Epic Games only offers for a limited time. Completing a Daily Ques nets you Vbucks redeemable toward Llama packs.</p> <p>If you haven't purchased Fortnite's Limited Edition, Deluxe Edition, or Super Deluxe Edition, consider springing for one of those. Each game comes with additional heroes and consumable items that will help you expand your roster quickly. If you don't want to spend more money, take advantage of the Soldier class, included with every version of Fortnite, to learn the game's fundamentals.</p> <p>Don't make the mistake of turning your nose up at the Soldier just because he's a freebie. The Soldier is arguably Fortnite's most versatile class, boasting enough offense and defense to survive all mission types. Use him to complete quests and stock up on Llama packs.</p> <h2>What to Know About Hero Classes in Fortnite</h2> <p>The advantage of not having access to many heroes all at once is that you can take time to grow adept at playing each one available to you. Upgrading heroes requires skill points to invest in each hero's skill tree. That requires a lot of time, so you're better off focusing on one or two classes until you feel ready to try another.</p> <p>There are four classes, and each class offers several heroes. Below, you'll find an overview of all four classes. Find one that suits your style of play and concentrate on unlocking its heroes first.</p> <h2>Soldier</h2> <p>Want to deal damage quickly? Play the Soldier. Explosives such as grenades and mines give you ways of taking out lots of husks at once, while your defense will enable you to push deep into territory that weaker classes should steer clear of. The downside to Soldiers is they don't receive any bonuses for building.</p> <h2>Outlander</h2> <p>If killing enemies is less attractive to you than roaming Fortnite's environments, look no further than the Outlander. This class should appeal to players who like to explore. Additionally, Outlanders receive bonuses that facilitate finding more loot during quests. Beware of venturing too far, though. Outlanders have low defense, making them easy prey, especially in the hands of players who don't pay close enough attention to their surroundings.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="369" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T3kTJdv4TXY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h2>Constructor</h2> <p>The Soldier's opposite in some ways, Constructors are for players who want to stay home and fortify their bases, which works toward the larger goal of protecting their Storm Shields. They also boast a deep pool of life so they can absorb damage if and when enemies breach the walls of the base. All that building and defense comes at the cost of offense: Constructors are builders, not fighters.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="369" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EolLpn_5Q5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h2>Ninja</h2> <p>Fast, stealthy, lethal. If those adjectives describe you&mdash;or, rather, your ideal videogame avatar&mdash;then sharpen your blade and assume the guise of Fortnite's ninja hero class. Arm yourself with melee weapons, especially swords, to dish out higher-than-average amounts of damage and bounce around with your double-jump ability to get out of danger. If you don't, you'll fall victim to the Ninja class's low defense.</p> <p>Now that you know more about unlocking hero classes in <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/topic/fortnite">Fortnite</a>, check out our other guides for information on the <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100751/what-is-the-best-hero-class-in-fortnite">best class</a> in the game and learning <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100738/how-to-increase-your-power-level-in-fortnite">how to increase your power level</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:15:00 PDT David Craddock Xbox Live Gold Members Can Go to Hell For Free With Diablo 3 http://www.shacknews.com/article/100752/xbox-live-gold-members-can-go-to-hell-for-free-with-diablo-3 http://www.shacknews.com/article/100752/xbox-live-gold-members-can-go-to-hell-for-free-with-diablo-3 <p>All you Xbox Live Gold members can go to hell. Seriously. If you haven't played the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition, go to hell right now. It's free!</p> <p>Starting right now, members can grab the popular Blizzard title as part of the <a href="https://news.xbox.com/2017/07/26/diablo-3-free-weekend-xbox-live-gold/" target="_blank">Xbox Live Free Play Days</a>. Click on the Gold member area of the Xbox dashboard and download it straight from the Xbox Store. You can also grab the&nbsp;Eternal Collection -&nbsp;the full game, the reaper of Souls expansion, plus the Necromancer xpack - for 35 percent off the normal price. All your progress will be saved if you buy the game after the Free Play Days conclude.</p> <p>The deal (and the free play) will continue until 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday. If you are time zone impaired, that is 2:59 a.m. ET on Tuesday, August 1.</p> <p>And for the record, that "go to hell" line was just for effect ... kinda.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wHLVGYSvOp0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:50:00 PDT John Keefer What is the Best Hero Class in Fortnite? http://www.shacknews.com/article/100751/what-is-the-best-hero-class-in-fortnite http://www.shacknews.com/article/100751/what-is-the-best-hero-class-in-fortnite <p>Any class-based game is more fun when you find a character whose abilities, movement, and stats click with your play style. Epic Games' Fortnite is no different. That's why there really is no "best" hero in the game. One player might gravitate toward one class's offerings, while you might find success with another.</p> <p>This guide will introduce you to each hero class in Fortnite, giving you a primer on their skills and strengths.</p> <h2>Classes in Fortnite</h2> <p>Fortnite's heroes are grouped into the Outlander, Constructor, Soldier, and Ninja classes. Each of those categories offers several heroes. Each hero boasts unique abilities and perks, which you access by earning skill points and unlocking branches of their individual skill trees. This means you'll have to get choosey: You probably can't afford to spend time fully upgrading each class, so it's best to focus your time and energy on no more than two.</p> <h2>Best Class in Fortnite</h2> <p>As a reminder, the "best" class in Fortnite is subjective. Try to find a class and hero that match the way you like to play the game. The Soldier is your jack-of-all-trades. He's well-rounded, sporting good offensive and defensive capabilities that should appeal to players looking to mow down as many husks as possible.</p> <p>If you play Fortnite&mdash;and games in general&mdash;out of a desire to explore and discover, try the Outlander class. Outlanders pack the lowest defense and offense of any type of hero, but make up for those deficits by wielding abilities that allow them to uncover more treasure during missions than their peers. While your allies defend the base or go out in search of husks, you should be scavenging for goods.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="369" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G_fCsxSp4LA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Ninjas have relatively low defense balanced by their aptitude with swords and similar weapons. They're fast, too, making them ideal for situations when you need to sneak around and inflict massive damage without stirring up more enemies than you can handle.</p> <p>While other classes seek and/or destroy, Constructors occupy themselves by building. For proof, look no further than their low offense. Fortunately, they more than make up for it by boasting a deep well of hit points as well as discounts on building costs and faster building speeds.</p> <p>Exceling at <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/topic/fortnite">Fortnite</a> involves much more than choosing the right hero. Check out our guides to learn <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100738/how-to-increase-your-power-level-in-fortnite">how to increase your power level</a>, as well as a <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100737/getting-started-in-fortnite-a-beginners-guide">beginner's guide to getting started</a> in the game.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:15:00 PDT David Craddock Latest Need For Speed Payback Trailer Brings Classic Cars Back To Life http://www.shacknews.com/article/100734/latest-need-for-speed-payback-trailer-brings-classic-cars-back-to-life http://www.shacknews.com/article/100734/latest-need-for-speed-payback-trailer-brings-classic-cars-back-to-life <p>At E3 2017, EA showed the world a glimpse of Need For Speed Payback&rsquo;s cinematic story mode and we saw a game clearly channeling the edge-of-your-seat excitement of popular action films like The Fast and The Furious. Today, we&rsquo;re given a look out how players will craft their one-of-a-kind cars with the official customization trailer.</p> <p>Rav 'The Alchemist' Chaudhry, one of the game&rsquo;s characters, narrates the trailer and tells us we&rsquo;ll have to &ldquo;master our inner mechanic to take full advantage of Payback&rsquo;s offerings." Deep customization has been a staple of Need for Speed&rsquo;s modern titles ever since Need For Speed Underground in 2003. Occasional entries have shied away from this aspect of gameplay, but Payback seems to dive into the deep end once again.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rjPUq4Hs5UM"></iframe></p> <p>All individual car parts can be modified and include real life aftermarket car products like the Japanese made Rocket Bunny body kits and Voltex racing wings. The performance parts themselves can be earned by either choosing a random reward after completing events (the better you place in the race, the better the gear) or heading to one of the game&rsquo;s tuning shops for upgrades.</p> <p>The trailer also shows us a feature teased at E3 with classic car restoration. Vehicles like the Chevy C10 and the Nissan Fairlady 240z can be found in the open world, but they&rsquo;ll be inoperable until you obtain the parts needed to restore them. This aspect of gameplay should serve well as a way to keep players engaged with the open world beyond just racing from point A to point B, as they&rsquo;ll have to keep their eyes peeled for the rare addition to their garages.</p> <p>Need For Speed: Payback comes to Xbox One, PS4, and Steam on November 10th, 2017.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:15:00 PDT Charles Singletary Doomfist Release Finally Punches Up Overwatch Roster http://www.shacknews.com/article/100750/doomfist-release-finally-punches-up-overwatch-roster http://www.shacknews.com/article/100750/doomfist-release-finally-punches-up-overwatch-roster <p>Much <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/96462/overwatch-sombra-incoming">like Sombra</a>&nbsp;before him, gauntleted bad guy Doomfist was the subject of much speculation, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/98983/overwatchs-next-hero-could-be-doomfist">rumors and data mining</a>&nbsp;in the Overwatch community. All of that is now in the past as the master Talon tactician with the <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100526/overwatchs-doomfist-now-adds-some-punch-to-the-ptr">powerful punch</a>&nbsp;is now live and ready to kick things up a notch.</p> <p>While Doomfist is one of the leaders of Talon along with Reaper, and is a firm believer in the philosophy that humanity will get stronger through conflict, which regularly puts him up against Overwatch operatives. Even in groups, these members can only succeed with well coordinated attacks, mainly because of the powers of the fabled Gauntlet.</p> <p>His abilities include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Hand Cannon:</strong> Can fire four projectiles, one at a time or all at once</li> <li><strong>Rising Uppercut:</strong> Knocks enemies into the air</li> <li><strong> Rocket Punch:</strong> Knocks enemies back, and deals extra damage if they are thrown into a wall</li> <li><strong> Seismic Slam:</strong> AoE attack that draws enemies toward him</li> <li><strong>Meteor Strike:</strong> His ultimate, where he leaps in the air and causes massive AoE damage when he lands.</li> <li><strong>The Best Defense:</strong> A passive that generates a shield every time he uses an ability.</li> </ul> <p>The new patch that makes Doomfist live also adds in the previously discussed <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100416/overwatch-cuts-rate-of-loot-box-duplicates-and-adjusts-highlight-feature">loot box changes</a>&nbsp;and new highlight options.</p> <p>Here are the <a href="https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/game/patch-notes/pc/">full 1.13.0.2 patch notes</a>:</p> <h2>General</h2> <ul> <li>Adjusted the respawn timing to limit defensive stalling strategies when the offensive team has a clear advantage and plays aggressively</li> </ul> <p><strong>Custom Games and Game Browser</strong></p> <ul> <li>Clarified the text on the &ldquo;Flag Carrier&rdquo; options under the Capture the Flag settings for Custom Games</li> <li>Removed the &ldquo;Projectile Speed&rdquo; and &ldquo;Projectile Gravity&rdquo; options for heroes who do not have projectile weapons</li> <li>Minimum movement speed has been changed to 50% (formerly 10%)</li> <li>Players can no longer select Roadhog during Limited 1v1 matches</li> </ul> <p><strong>User Interface</strong></p> <ul> <li>Added ability to create customized reticles <ul> <li>Reticle options can be found under the &ldquo;Controls&rdquo; tab in the &ldquo;Options&rdquo; menu (click the &ldquo;Advanced&rdquo; expander under the &ldquo;Reticle&rdquo; heading)</li> </ul> </li> <li>The name of Mercy's &ldquo;Stethoscope&rdquo; spray has been changed to &ldquo;Heartbeat&rdquo;</li> <li>Statistics gathered from 6v6 Elimination matches will now be added to statistics in the Career Profile</li> <li>Tie games will no longer be included in the win percentage calculation that&rsquo;s listed under the Player Profile</li> </ul> <h2>Hero Updates</h2> <p><strong>D.Va</strong></p> <ul> <li>Defense Matrix <ul> <li>New sound effects and voice lines have been added, indicating when Defense Matrix has absorbed an enemy&rsquo;s ultimate ability</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Genji</strong></p> <ul> <li>Deflect <ul> <li>New sound effects and voice lines have been added, indicating when an enemy&rsquo;s ultimate ability has been deflected</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>McCree</strong></p> <ul> <li>Flashbang <ul> <li>Stunned targets are now slowed heavily, meaning they're less likely to escape while stunned (especially while in the air)</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Developer Comment:&nbsp;</strong>This change will make McCree's Flashbang consistent against fast-moving targets like Genji or L&uacute;cio.</em></p> <p><strong>Reaper</strong></p> <ul> <li>Shadow Step <ul> <li>Sound effect and VO distance has been reduced by 50%</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Developer Comment:</strong>&nbsp;Even though Shadow Step wasn't intended to be used as a way for players to teleport right next to an enemy without their knowledge, the sound effects were audible from distances that made teleportation difficult from nearly anywhere. This change allows Reaper to be a bit more sneaky with his flanking options.</em></p> <p><strong>Reinhardt</strong></p> <ul> <li>Rocket Hammer <ul> <li>Swing speed increased by 10%</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Developer Comment:</strong>&nbsp;In the last update, Reinhardt&rsquo;s Rocket Hammer had an issue that allowed players with higher latency to swing faster. We fixed this bug, which suddenly made the swing speed feel too slow, so we&rsquo;re compensating by increasing his standard swing speed. During this process, we also found and fixed a few bugs with Rocket Hammer&rsquo;s hit registration. Overall, the hammer should feel much better.</em></p> <p><strong>Zarya</strong></p> <ul> <li>Graviton Surge <ul> <li>Now disables mobility abilities on all affected targets</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Developer Comment:</strong>&nbsp;In the past, the abilities that allowed heroes to escape Zarya&rsquo;s Graviton Surge felt fairly arbitrary. We&rsquo;re cleaning this up and increasing Graviton Surge's overall power by rendering all movement abilities unusable when an enemy is trapped.</em></p> <h2>Bug Fixes</h2> <p><strong>General</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed an issue preventing &ldquo;Best In Game&rdquo; stats from being updated</li> <li>Fixed a bug that could cause the user interface to incorrectly indicate that an enemy player has been hit when colliding with them</li> <li>Fixed a bug that could allow projectiles that would normally pierce shields (i.e. Reinhardt&rsquo;s Fire Strike) to pass through other surfaces</li> <li>Fixed a bug that caused some players to lose audio during the match</li> </ul> <p><strong>Competitive Play</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed a bug that caused players to get a leaver penalty during offseason matches, even after the in-game banner advised it was safe to leave the match</li> </ul> <p><strong>Custom Games and Game Browser</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed a bug that prevented players from being added to a Custom Game with 12 Spectator slots</li> <li>Fixed a bug in Custom Game settings that prevented some heroes with Self Healing from having a Healing Dealt modifier</li> <li>Removed the Projectile Gravity slider from heroes who do not have abilities affected by gravity</li> </ul> <p><strong>Heroes</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed a bug with D.Va&rsquo;s Call Mech ability that allowed you to see her inside the mech before entering it</li> <li>Fixed a bug that could cause eliminations from Junkrat&rsquo;s Total Mayhem to be mislabeled in the kill feed</li> <li>Fixed a bug that would cause Junkrat to use his Ultimate Callout when he is unable to use his Ultimate</li> <li>Fixed a bug that allowed Roadhog&rsquo;s Chain Hook to latch on to Orisa&rsquo;s Supercharger</li> <li>Fixed a bug that allowed Sombra to take damage after activating her Translocator</li> <li>The sound effects on Reinhardt's Bloodhardt, Blackhardt, and Wujing skins have been updated to reflect the use of an axe instead of a hammer</li> <li>Fixed a bug preventing Lucio from receiving the full speed boost when traveling backwards during a Wall Ride</li> <li>Fixed a bug that occasionally prevented Torbj&ouml;rn from building and upgrading his turret</li> <li>Fixed multiple hit registration bugs in Reinhardt&rsquo;s Rocket Hammer</li> </ul> <p><strong>Maps</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed a bug on Eichenwalde that prevented Soldier 76 from placing his Biotic Field in certain locations of Point A</li> <li>Fixed a bug that caused AI-controlled players to perpetually move toward the objective on the Gardens point in Oasis</li> <li>Fixed a bug that prevented Training Bots from facing the right direction and returning to their original location after being moved by player interactions on the Practice Range</li> <li>Fixed a bug with that was causing unusual camera angles for Highlight Intros on Route 66</li> <li>Fixed a bug that could cause D.Va to fall through the floor while boosting into the ground in a specific area on Volskaya Industries</li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-pLpQwjGAnA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:10:00 PDT John Keefer Brawlhalla to Support PS4 Crossplay with PC Players at Launch http://www.shacknews.com/article/100749/brawlhalla-to-support-ps4-crossplay-with-pc-players-at-launch http://www.shacknews.com/article/100749/brawlhalla-to-support-ps4-crossplay-with-pc-players-at-launch <p>Cross-play continues to be a hot button topic during this generation of gaming and, while there have yet to be any major moves for Xbox and PS4, Steam and Sony are playing nice with each other again. Blue Mammoth Games&rsquo; free-to-play platform fighter Brawlhalla has had 5.3 million people try the game out on Steam during Early Access and, once the game officially launches, PS4 players and Steam players will be joining forces to see who has the better moves.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-StK07VJI3c"></iframe></p> <p>A select few have tried their hand at breaking ground in the platform fighter genre that is dominated by Nintendo&rsquo;s Super Smash Bros series. Brawlhalla entered the scene with a solid foundation of fun gameplay and Blue Mammoth Games has continued to bring new Legends to the fold while fine-tuning the experience for their growing community.</p> <p>Being free-to-play will eliminate the wariness of those planning to check the platform brawler out and having cross-play for Steam and PS4 will likely breed an even more sustainable community for the long term.</p> <p>PS4&rsquo;s closed beta is currently under way and you can <a href="https://beta.brawlhalla.com/">sign up here</a>&nbsp;if you&rsquo;re interested. Blue Mammoth is also giving players the option to buy in with a Founder&rsquo;s Pack that will be available on August 1st for $19.99. This pack is a fast pass into the beta and also gives you access to the current 30 Legends and any future Legends released including the newly announced Thief. Buyers will also receive exclusive Founder cosmetic items for their account. If you&rsquo;re on Steam, Brawlhalla is currently available to download for free.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:45:00 PDT Charles Singletary LEGO Worlds Secures a Nintendo Switch Release Date http://www.shacknews.com/article/100748/lego-worlds-secures-a-nintendo-switch-release-date http://www.shacknews.com/article/100748/lego-worlds-secures-a-nintendo-switch-release-date <p>Look back at LEGO&rsquo;s history of games released for Nintendo platforms and you&rsquo;ll find a long line of titles dating back to the explosion of popularity in Wii times and enduring even through the Wii U rough patch (around 10 LEGO games reached that platform, in fact). That tradition is set to continue, with a port of LEGO City Undercover already available on the Nintendo Switch and more games announced as coming soon. One of them is a port of LEGO Worlds.</p> <p>Currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, LEGO Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 8, 2017. The official date comes courtesy of a <a href="https://twitter.com/LEGOWorldsGame/status/890572488094007296" target="_blank" title="LEGO Worlds on Twitter">LEGO Worlds Twitter account post</a>, which mentions a MSRP of $39.99 USD and notes the inclusion of the base game and two DLC packs.</p> <p>Released this March on the other platforms, LEGO Worlds features procedurally-generated worlds fashioned out of LEGO bricks. Players can manipulate the blocks as they see fit, building a world using an interface and tools reminiscent of Minecraft. The base game has received a theme pack and other ongoing support from its developer, and the Classic Space Pack launched earlier this week for $3.99 USD.</p> <p>Minecraft has always felt a bit like a glorified LEGO set, so LEGO Worlds is arguably a natural expansion of the popular LEGO franchise. It faces stiff competition, not only from Minecraft, but from The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (due on September 22) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (due November 14). If you have room in your life for plenty of digital LEGO blocks, it&rsquo;s clear Warner Bros. Games has you covered.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:15:00 PDT Jason Venter AMD Releases Ryzen R3 CPUs http://www.shacknews.com/article/100747/amd-releases-ryzen-r3-cpus http://www.shacknews.com/article/100747/amd-releases-ryzen-r3-cpus <p>In what continues to be a busy month for the folks at AMD, today marks the release of the R3 lineup of AMD Ryzen processors. Sandwiched between the releases of the Vega Frontier Edition, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100710/what-you-need-to-know-about-amd-ryzen-threadripper">Threadripper</a>, and the Radeon RX Vega, the Ryzen R3 chips are the first Zen-based competitors for the budget-oriented CPU market. The <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/98512/rumor-amd-to-launch-ryzen-cpus-before-march-3rd">initial Ryzen CPUs</a>, the R7 series, were released at the end of March this year, with the mainstream-focused R5 series <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/99434/amds-ryzen-5-processors-leaked-with-street-date-next-month">following the month after</a>.</p> <p>The Ryzen R3 series consists of two new CPUs, the Ryzen 3 1300X and the Ryzen 3 1200. Both processors feature 4 cores, with the 1300X sporting a 3.5GHz base/3.7GHz boost clock and the 1200 with a 3.1Ghz base/3.4Ghz boost clock. The CPUs are priced at $129 and $109, respectively. Both units come unlocked and will support overclocking via motherboards with the Ryzen B350 or X370 chipsets.</p> <p>The R3 CPUs are in direct competition with Intel&rsquo;s recent Kaby Lake Core i3 products, the i3-7300 and i3-7100. Unlike the Ryzen R3 units, the Intel CPUs are dual core models, though they both offer hyperthreading, which allows the chips to work with up to 4 threads.</p> <p>For a more complete look at the new AMD CPUs and those all important benchmarks, you can check out detailed reviews at <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/11658/the-amd-ryzen-3-1300x-ryzen-3-1200-cpu-review">AnandTech</a>, <a href="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-3-1300x-cpu,5149.html">Tom&rsquo;s Hardware</a>, and <a href="http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/75763-amd-ryzen-3-1300x-1200-performance-review.html">HarwareCanucks</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d-qMUOFZrNg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:10:00 PDT Chris Jarrard Yonder: All 5 Constellation Locations http://www.shacknews.com/article/100746/yonder-all-5-constellation-locations http://www.shacknews.com/article/100746/yonder-all-5-constellation-locations <p>Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a cute game that will help just about any gamer on the go get some relaxation in. There&rsquo;s simple crafting, rewarding exploration, and just enough collectibles to fall short of annoying, unless you&rsquo;re not a cat person.</p> <p>Today, we&rsquo;re going to focus on one of the cooler collectible sets in the game, Constellations. In total, there are five Constellations that players will have to locate and interact with. Doing so will unlock the Twinkle, Twinkle trophy for PS4 players, or the Twinkle, Twinkle achievement if you&rsquo;re on PC or Xbox One.</p> <h2>Hin the Wanderer - Grasslands</h2> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-hin-the-wanderer-1.jpg" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-hin-the-wanderer-2.jpg" /></div> <p>Players can find the Hin the Wanderer Constellation in the Grasslands, making it the most logical one to go after first. Hin the Wanderer is on a hill north-northwest of the South Field Farm. In fact, if you&rsquo;re at the farm, you should easily see the hill that Hin the Wanderer is found on. Head up there and interact to grab this collectible.</p> <h2>Mayus the Hopeful Beast - Dapplewood Forest</h2> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-mayus-the-hopeful-beast-1.jpg" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-mayus-the-hopeful-beast-2.jpg" /></div> <p>Find the Mayus the Hopeful Beast Constellation in Dapplewood Forest, tucked into some trees just to the east of the Sage Stone. You&rsquo;ll have to build the bridge to cross the river, otherwise you can only get this Constellation by walking around the map, through the Shivering Plains and into Dapplewood Forest that way.</p> <h2>Braya the Lonely Light - Numino Peak</h2> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-braya-the-lonely-light-1.jpg" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-braya-the-lonely-light-2.jpg" /></div> <p>Getting to the Braya the Lonely Light Constellation requires at least seven Sprites, which you can find by reading our guide on <a title="Yonder - All 26 Sprite Locations" href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100727/yonder-all-26-sprite-locations" target="_blank">all 26 Sprite locations in Yonder</a>. Braya the Lonely Light is located at the base of Numino Peak, so don&rsquo;t bother climbing up there to find it. In fact, if you have the Sprites, you could snag this Constellation on your way to Mayus the Hopeful Beast.</p> <h2>Penassus the Wise Scholar - Hearthwind Vale</h2> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-penassus-the-wise-scholar-1.jpg" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-penassus-the-wise-scholar-2.jpg" /></div> <p>Players will need at least six Sprites to get to the Penassus the Wise Scholar Constellation. You can find it in Hearthwind Vale, almost directly south from the South Field Farm. If you find yourself short on the required Sprites to snag Penassus the Wise Scholar, head to your east and you&rsquo;ll bump into a village called Bobbintoff, which will have two easy Sprites for you to grab.</p> <h2>Moko and Poko the Eternal Friends - Sunderwind Wilds</h2> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-moko-poko-eternal-friends-1.jpg" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 300px;"><img width="300" height="169" alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/yonder-constellation-moko-poko-eternal-friends-2.jpg" /></div> <p>The Moko and Poko the Eternal Friends Constellation is in Sunderwind Wilds, and is partially submerged in water for most of the year. You can either drop onto the Constellation from above and get it with quick fingers, or you can visit in the summer to find that the pond is dried up and this Constellation is there for the taking.</p> <p>With your fifth Constellation unlocked in Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, you will earn Twinkle, Twinkle. More importantly, though, you will undoubtedly have had a chance to relax and enjoy a low stress game along the way.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:00 PDT Bill Lavoy BossKey Announces Final LawBreakers Open Beta for PC and PS4 http://www.shacknews.com/article/100745/bosskey-announces-final-lawbreakers-open-beta-for-pc-and-ps4 http://www.shacknews.com/article/100745/bosskey-announces-final-lawbreakers-open-beta-for-pc-and-ps4 <p>The game that the Cliff Bleszinski&nbsp;<a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100326/e3-2017-cliff-bleszinski-dubs-lawbreakers-the-dark-souls-of-competitive-first-person-shooters">described as</a>&nbsp;"the Dark Souls of competitive first-person shooters" is getting one more major test before its launch in August. Starting on July 28th at 7 a.m. PT, Steam and PlayStation 4 players will be able to play LawBreakers with eight classes on six maps across four modes.</p> <p>The open beta will be an opportunity for Boss Key to iron out the kinks for the August 8th launch day with players having access to content that has been available in the previous tests, but with a few fresh additions to this final open beta. There are expected updates like gameplay balances and fixes that have been made based on community feedback up until this point and matchmaking improvements, but there are a handful that will influence players experiences beyond this final beta as well.</p> <p>Stash Drops are a growing staple for PVP driven experiences and they can be unlocked in this weekend&rsquo;s open beta, but this is just a taste of the fun. The skins, avatars, and stickers within can be equipped but we've confirmed with the Boss Key team that player progress will be reset before launch. Boss Key will be occasionally be making unique gear available for specific classes and this beta will be an opportunity to test out the Kinetic Blades (for Wraith and Assassin) that will available for a only a week from August 8th to August 15th. PC players and streamers will also have an opportunity to try out a handful of Lawbreakers&rsquo; Twitch features. The open beta will be closing on July 31st at 7 a.m. PT.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/Law2.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <p>Lawbreakers launches simultaneously for Steam and PlayStation 4 on August 8th. The standard edition costs $29.99 and there&rsquo;s a Deadzo Deluxe Edition for $39.99 which includes six character skins, five weapon skins, Deadzo stickers, and a Deadzo account portrait. Preordering either addition nets you the Hellion Sunflare skin, Kitsune Honor-Bound skin, and Assassinated Account portrait.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L0jAwU5xlEE?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 PDT Charles Singletary Namco Museum to Launch Arcade Classics on Nintendo Switch http://www.shacknews.com/article/100744/namco-museum-to-launch-arcade-classics-on-nintendo-switch http://www.shacknews.com/article/100744/namco-museum-to-launch-arcade-classics-on-nintendo-switch <p>Namco Museum is releasing on Nintendo Switch tomorrow, with 11 arcade classics making their way to the handheld for the first time. In cash you forgot what they look like and how they play, Bandai Namco has released a launch trailer to refresh your aging memory.</p> <p>The oldies-but-goodies include:</p> <ul> <li>Pac-Man</li> <li>Pac-Man Vs.</li> <li>Galaga</li> <li>Galaga '88</li> <li>DigDug</li> <li>Rolling Thunder</li> <li>Rolling Thunder 2</li> <li>Tank Force</li> <li>Splatterhouse</li> <li>The Tower of Druaga</li> <li>SkyKid</li> </ul> <p>Each game will playable docked or undocked in single-player or multiplayer, and with the exception of Pac-Man Vs., will have an online ranking system to show you how your skills rank with the neighborhood bully down the street. All titles will also include a special challenge mode, to better your skills and humiliate said bully in front of his friends.</p> <p>If you are old enough to remember these games from the coin-op days, then you'll want to hop on the nostalgia bandwagon and try this out.</p> <p>And a bit of advice. You should be old enough to stand up to that bully now. He's probably wetting his adult diapers just thinking about your mad skillz.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9_SGpY47Hwg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/namco-museum-switch" target="_blank">Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch</a>&nbsp;will be available on the eShop tomorrow.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:40:00 PDT John Keefer Wolfenstein 2: The Freedom Chronicles DLC and Season Pass Unveiled http://www.shacknews.com/article/100743/wolfenstein-2-the-freedom-chronicles-dlc-and-season-pass-unveiled http://www.shacknews.com/article/100743/wolfenstein-2-the-freedom-chronicles-dlc-and-season-pass-unveiled <p>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100245/e3-2017-wolfenstein-2-the-new-colossus-bewilders-and-delights-at-bethesda-showcase">had E3 abuzz</a>&nbsp;with its customary over-the top action, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100320/e3-2017-how-wolfenstein-2-the-new-colossus-shows-the-potential-strength-of-disabled-heroes">wounded hero</a>&nbsp;and crazy plot points. So why not capitalize on the strong showing by revealing&nbsp;the planned DLC for the game well in advance of the game's release in late October? Welcome to The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass.</p> <p>The pass will include three pieces of DLC, each focused on a different hero:</p> <ul> <li><strong>The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe:</strong>&nbsp;You play as ex-pro quarterback Joseph Stallion. The setting is what's left of Chicago, with a bit of space exploration and combat thrown in.</li> <li><span><strong>The Diaries of Agent Silent Death:</strong> E</span>x-OSS agent and assassin Jessica Valiant will be your persona, with the goal of finding out about Operation San Andreas in California.</li> <li><strong>The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins:</strong>&nbsp;As hero Captain Gerald Wilkins of the U.S. Army, you head to Alaska to destroy Operation Black Sun.</li> </ul> <p>In addition, if you pre-order, you will get access to Episode Zero DLC, which will set the stage for the three pieces of DLC, introducing you to all the characters and their various situations. Of course, if you don't pre-order, you can still get Episode Zero as part of the Season Pass.</p> <p>The Season Pass will cost $24.99, and release dates will be sometime&nbsp;after the game hits shelves on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on October 27. Bethesda will reveal those dates further down the road, along will more details about each piece of DLC.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/Wolfenstein-2-season-pass.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="991" /></div> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:30:00 PDT John Keefer UPDATE: GTA 6 Falsely Listed On Motion Capture Artist's Resume http://www.shacknews.com/article/100742/update-gta-6-falsely-listed-on-motion-capture-artists-resume http://www.shacknews.com/article/100742/update-gta-6-falsely-listed-on-motion-capture-artists-resume <p><strong>Update</strong>: Turns out the resume was faked. PCGamesN reached out to the motion capture actor Tim Neff and said that not only does he have no clue where that resume page came from, he hasn't worked on anything Rockstar related since GTA V.</p> <p><strong>Original Story</strong>: Neogaf user <g class="gr_ gr_13 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="13" data-gr-id="13">chadskin</g>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1411908">spotted an interesting addition</a> to a motion capture actor's resume with Grand Theft Auto 6 being listed alongside his work on Red Dead Redemption 2. He added that it "suggests&nbsp;<span>they're making good progress as mocap work is usually done in the latter stages of development" though we can not confirm that at this time.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Grand Theft Auto 5, at this current moment, seems like the game that just will not die and more online content continues to be added regularly while the online community remains fairly active (it was only just overtaken for concurrent players by PUBG earlier this month).&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/Grand3.PNG" alt="" width="700" height="194" /></div> <p>We're reaching out to Rockstar for a statement on this and will update the story as more information is made available.</p> <p>For the time being, here's <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100171/everything-we-know-about-red-dead-redemption-2">everything we know about Red Dead Redemption 2</a>&nbsp;which is due for release in Spring 2018.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:25:00 PDT Charles Singletary BioWare Builds Amazing Maize Maze For Anthem http://www.shacknews.com/article/100741/bioware-builds-amazing-maize-maze-for-anthem http://www.shacknews.com/article/100741/bioware-builds-amazing-maize-maze-for-anthem <p>Many companies go to extraordinary lengths to promote their games. In the case of Anthem, BioWare and Electronic Arts went about 17 acres worth in a rather corny endeavor that turned out somewhat amazing.</p> <p>EA decided to drop some marketing seed money on its new, growing sci-fi IP and farmed out the unconventional project to Edmonton Corn Maze. This field of greens is meant to plant the idea of the new game in the minds of a new audience in the hopes of cultivating interest and harvesting more pre-order cash. Obviously when BioWare proposed the project, EA was all ears.</p> <p>The maize maze is the result of someone who took the kernel of an idea and ran with it, and based on the results, no insurmountable problems cropped up. The cornucopia of coverage for Anthem so far&nbsp;has been positive, and fans are already stalking sites for more details. Now, EA can only hope that "If you build it, they will come" to Anthem when it launches sometime later next year.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hopefully, if Anthem rakes in a successful bounty&nbsp;of cash, the marketing folks can smile and say in a husky voice, "Aw, shucks, it was just sow-sow."</p> <p>Check out the video that BioWare cobbled together for the event.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/puJxvCgwiD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:00 PDT John Keefer Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Beta Launches Today on Xbox One http://www.shacknews.com/article/100739/path-of-exile-the-fall-of-oriath-beta-launches-today-on-xbox-one http://www.shacknews.com/article/100739/path-of-exile-the-fall-of-oriath-beta-launches-today-on-xbox-one <p>Path of Exile originally released on PC in October of 2013, and it has enjoyed remarkable success ever since. That strong performance has led to numerous expansions, and now a console version is in development for Xbox One. As part of the development process, the developers at Grinding Gear Games today launched a beta on the new platform.</p> <p>Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath on Xbox One brings together existing content and six brand new acts, which effectively doubles the existing game&rsquo;s size. If you would like to participate in the beta, you can <a href="http://www.pathofexile.com/xbox" target="_blank" title="Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath beta registration">register online</a>&nbsp;and potentially receive an Xbox One beta key by email. Since space is limited, not all players who register will necessarily be given the option to participate.</p> <p>In Oriath, players will encounter a range of environments that includes mountains, temples, and city streets. The difficulty system has apparently been rebalanced, so players will be able to explore new acts while taking advantage of a new pantheon system that imbues players with additional powers. Grinding Gear Games also promises new items, skill, locations, and bosses, which &ldquo;will keep even the most die-hard fans busy for many months to come.&rdquo;</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CvMXKO_aH3Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>On PC, the Path of Exile world has grown to include more than 16 million players worldwide, no doubt made possible in part by the game&rsquo;s free-to-play setup. You can download and play it without investing any money, and the idea is that it will never be &ldquo;pay-to-win.&rdquo;</p> <p>When you do explore the world, expect to encounter randomly generated levels in a persistent online world. Every game mode features online ladders, and you&rsquo;ll interact regularly with other players as you battle, create custom characters, and craft the weapons and magic items that keep your hero dominant. If you&rsquo;ve been looking for another exciting action-RPG to play on your Xbox One, the beta may provide just what you need.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:30:00 PDT Jason Venter New Destiny 2 Exotic Coldheart Introduces Potential Weapon Archetype http://www.shacknews.com/article/100740/new-destiny-2-exotic-coldheart-introduces-potential-weapon-archetype http://www.shacknews.com/article/100740/new-destiny-2-exotic-coldheart-introduces-potential-weapon-archetype <p>Destiny is exciting and fun to play with friends but let&rsquo;s not kid ourselves: You&rsquo;re playing it for the rare loot. The hidden quests for gear, hunt for various engrams, and the general mystery surrounding what drops could be around the corner is the lifeblood that keeps the energy high between firefights. Exotics are no doubt the cream of the crop and, via IGN, Bungie has revealed the Coldheart and it brings an all new weapon type to Destiny 2.</p> <p>The trace rifle type is one that fires a constant straight precision beam that does more damage over time. The Coldheart is called such because it has a central section at its core with a blue-ish hue. That core is filled with liquid ammo that doubles as a coolant for the weapon.</p> <p>The Coldheart will be the &ldquo;first and only trace rifle&rdquo; for players to use but the developer immediately adds that it has the potential to become another weapon archetype for the series. The origins of the weapon revolve around the technology used to render the rifle's beam.</p> <p>&ldquo;Building a projectile that is a beam that is persistent in the world and networked correctly in a game like Destiny is extremely complicated to do and something that we invested some time in,&rdquo; says Bungie&rsquo;s Senior Gameplay Designer Jon Weisnewski. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s new tech for the game, we made it, and we wanted to really showcase it with an awesome new gun for players to have.&rdquo;</p> <p>Thankfully, there are a couple ways for you to obtain this unique gun. The guaranteed route is via pre order but the video lets on that you&rsquo;ll be able to earn it via gameplay as well. Destiny 2 shoots its way onto PS4 and Xbox One on September 6th and comes to PC on October 24th.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:15:00 PDT Charles Singletary How to Increase Your Power Level in Fortnite http://www.shacknews.com/article/100738/how-to-increase-your-power-level-in-fortnite http://www.shacknews.com/article/100738/how-to-increase-your-power-level-in-fortnite <p>Your power level in Fortnite, Epic Games' new survival-combat game, represents the level of your account. Raising your power level must be done a certain way, and symbolizes your status in the game. Our guide will help you understand what Fortnite's power level entails and how to increase it.</p> <h2>Understanding Power Level</h2> <p>Much like character levels in RPGs, Fortnite's power level represents the status of your account. The higher your power level, the better and more varied types of missions you can embark on. Power level in Fortnite also determines your relative strength in the game as well as the experience you'll receive during and after a mission.</p> <p>Four stats determine your power level. Those stats carry the abbreviation F.O.R.T.: fortitude, offense, resistance, tech. To raise your power level in Fortnite, you must increase each of those stats. As your power level rises, you'll be privy to more gameplay options that you and your party can take advantage of.</p> <h2>Increasing Power Level</h2> <p>Your F.O.R.T. stats can be increased through your skill tree. As you level up and browse your skill tree to decide on skills to learn or strengthen, favor those that increase your fortitude, offense, resistance, and tech. Boosting those attributes comes with other perks besides raising your power level. You'll gradually unlock branches of the skill tree that enable you to learn skills exclusive to your class. While raising your power level gives you more options, developing class-specific skills makes you more useful to your teammates during missions&mdash;which in turn raises your odds of bringing in more XP and investing skill points in your skill tree.</p> <p>An easy way to do this is to spend skill points on slots for your squads. Leveling up squad members also elevates your power level. You can upgrade your squad mates by gathering experience for them.</p> <p>Ready for more knowledge? Take a look at our <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/topic/fortnite">Fortnite guide</a>, where we've assembled handy tips such as the <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100737/getting-started-in-fortnite-a-beginners-guide">beginner's guide</a> to getting started in Fortnite.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="369" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wGLG94nfDXs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:55:00 PDT David Craddock Nintendo Switch Has Sold 4.7 Million Units; Supply Remains Constrained http://www.shacknews.com/article/100736/nintendo-switch-has-sold-47-million-units-supply-remains-constrained http://www.shacknews.com/article/100736/nintendo-switch-has-sold-47-million-units-supply-remains-constrained <p>Since the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017, it has been a difficult system to find on store shelves and there has been speculation about how that shortage would impact the hardware&rsquo;s chances of reaching consumers in meaningful numbers. This week, Nintendo released its second quarterly financial report since the launch, and while sales are brisk, the numbers suggest that supply constraints are indeed preventing the sort of breakout success investors might like to see.</p> <p>Nintendo reported total Switch sales of 1.97 million units during the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2017, which brings the hardware&rsquo;s cumulative total to 4.7 million systems sold worldwide. Out of that total, 1.12 million have sold in Japan, 1.95 million have sold in North America, and 1.63 million have sold in various other regions. Software for the platform, meanwhile, has reached 13.6 million units sold, an average attach rate of 2.89.</p> <p>Throughout the remaining fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2018, Nintendo forecasts the sale of 10 million units of hardware worldwide, and 35 million units of software.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bPelkw8Mi8w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Though Nintendo&rsquo;s forecasted numbers are promising and signal the company anticipates continued growth for the platform, the Switch has been an uncommon sight on store shelves throughout much of the world. Consumers line up for the chance to have their name placed in a drawing for a chance to buy the hardware, due to a supply shortage that fails to meet the demand produced by big titles such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Super Mario Odyssey, due in October, should also keep demand high if it begins to wane by that point.</p> <p>Nintendo has also been <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100091/nintendo-ramps-up-switch-production-again-super-mario-odyssey-might-drop-in-november" title="Nintendo increasing Switch production">working to increase production</a>, which should eventually help with constraint issues, though company executives no longer appear to believe they can have 18 to 20 million units in consumer homes by the end of this coming March as once predicted.</p> <p>You can view the <a href="https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170726e.pdf" target="_blank" title="Nintendo quarterly financial report">quarterly report</a>&nbsp;yourself if you would like additional information about software sales and performance of Nintendo&rsquo;s other devices, including the 3DS family of hardware. Maybe it will even help you out with your holiday shopping plans.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:28:00 PDT Jason Venter Getting Started in Fortnite: A Beginner's Guide http://www.shacknews.com/article/100737/getting-started-in-fortnite-a-beginners-guide http://www.shacknews.com/article/100737/getting-started-in-fortnite-a-beginners-guide <p>Finding success in Epic Games' Fortnite requires you to master a number of skills: forage for supplies, check off mission objectives, aid in the construction of your base, and fend off waves of enemy husks that exist just to slow your progress. Fear not: our beginner's guide to Fortnite covers essential rules and dispenses basic tips to help you find your footing.</p> <h2>How to Find Supplies</h2> <p>Your base isn't going to build itself. To erect a veritable fortress able to withstand attacks from husks, you and your allies must scavenge for the supplies you need to survive and thrive. Wood, stone, and metal are critical materials. You'll need them to lay floors and raise floor. Rule of thumb: if you don't have at least a few of these materials on you at all times, drop what you're doing and scavenge.</p> <p>Wood can be harvested from obvious sources such as logs and trees, as well as not-so-obvious ones such as buildings carved from wood. For metal, break down cars, poles, and pipes, or go spelunking through caves in forests to recover deposits of ore. Take on missions set in forest locations if you want to explore caves.</p> <p>To harvest stone, you'll need a pickaxe. Simply wield it against rocks to break them down. Rocks are found in great numbers in the forest, but you can also locate some on outskirts of cities.</p> <h2>Building, Breaking, and Managing Weapons</h2> <p>Weapons are crucial to survival in Fortnite, but don't get too attached to any one particular tool. Each weapon has durability. When a weapon's durability expires, the weapon shatters. Monitor durability by checking the line on a weapon's icon on the game screen. That line diminishes as you put your weapon to use in combat. Some powerful weapons such as rocket launchers have very low durability, but give you unlimited ammo in exchange. &nbsp;</p> <p>After breaking a weapon, you'll automatically arm yourself with another from your inventory, provided you've crafted one. Keep an eye open for toolboxes, which you use to build weapons based on schematics you find as you play. On that note, remember that inventory space is limited in Fortnite. Stock up on weapons, but leave some space free for materials and other items you find as you play.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="369" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NylPGoNlGvc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h2>Schematics: How to Upgrade</h2> <p>As you play missions, you'll come across treasure chests that contain schematics. These blueprints add weapons for you to craft, and can be upgraded to increase the potency of your weapons. You can also unlock schematics by using Llamas in the Loot tab of your main menu.</p> <p>Upgrading your schematic increases a weapon's damage, but also increases the amount of crafting materials you need for upgrades. Be careful not to upgrade schematics too far: At higher levels, many schematics call for crafting materials you can't find until much later in your Fortnite adventures. Wait to upgrade until your weapons seem to be less effective than they were earlier on.</p> <p>Looking for more tips and strategies? Consult our <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/topic/fortnite" target="_blank">Fortnite</a>&nbsp;guide for info on scavenging materials and much more.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:05:00 PDT David Craddock Square Enix Sets Release Date For Retro JRPG Lost Sphear http://www.shacknews.com/article/100724/square-enix-sets-release-date-for-retro-jrpg-lost-sphear http://www.shacknews.com/article/100724/square-enix-sets-release-date-for-retro-jrpg-lost-sphear <p>Tokyo RPG Factory is a development team created by Square Enix specifically to create golden-age style JRPGs. Their first game, I Am Setsuna, was received with mixed results but it definitely showed the commitment to the style of classic games like Chrono Trigger.</p> <p>The sophomore release Lost Sphear, which isn't a direct sequel to I Am Setsuna but will expand on its features and design, was announced in May and Square Enix has revealed that it will be coming to PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6nT3A8aNwy8"></iframe></p> <p>Lost Sphear&nbsp;puts you into the role of a young man named Kanata who's world is being erased by an ominous presence. It looks to have a similar style to I Am Setsuna, keeping with Tokyo RPG Factory's desire to create games that channel the energy of classic style JRPGS, with an immediately apparent improvement.</p> <p>I Am Setsuna was a familiar and endearing experience held back by convoluted&nbsp;combat and a lackluster narrative as noted <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/95961/i-am-setsuna-review-the-pain-of-remembering">in our review</a>. &nbsp;Lost Sphere keeps the combat from Tokyo RPG Factory's first game that was very clearly influenced by Chrono Trigger, but gives the player the freedom to move around the battlefield before attacking. We'll have to wait and see if the narrative is improved, but it looks like the developers are improving where their previous title had issues.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>Lost Sphere will launch <span>digitally on the PlayStation&reg;Store, Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and Steam on January 23rd, 2018. A physical edition will be available for PS4 and Nintendo Switch via the Square Enix online store as well.&nbsp;</span></span></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:38:00 PDT Charles Singletary Overwatch League Players to Get $50K Salaries, Housing, Health Plan http://www.shacknews.com/article/100735/overwatch-league-players-to-get-50k-salaries-housing-health-plan http://www.shacknews.com/article/100735/overwatch-league-players-to-get-50k-salaries-housing-health-plan <p>With Blizzard <a href="https://overwatchleague.com/news/20890515" target="_blank">prepping&nbsp;its teams</a>&nbsp;for the inaugural season of its Overwatch League, the company has unveiled how it expects teams to treat their players, from salaries and bonuses to extra benefits. Players signups will begin August 1, with players bound to one-year contracts with an option for a second year.</p> <p>Blizzard is <a href="https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/20937016" target="_blank">requiring the following</a>&nbsp;from its current roster of seven teams:</p> <ul> <li>Players get&nbsp;one-year guaranteed contracts, with the option to extend it for another year</li> <li>The minimum salary for each player&nbsp;is $50,000 per year</li> <li>Each&nbsp;player will get health insurance and a retirement savings plan, provided by the team.</li> <li>At least 50% of a&nbsp;team's performance bonuses (from winning playoffs and other League events) will be paid out directly to players.</li> </ul> <p>About $3.5 million in bonuses is expected be available in Season 1, with $1 million going to the winner of the season-ending championship.</p> <p>As for team rosters, the seven teams will have a window of August 1 to October 30 to sign any of the 30+ million Overwatch players throughout the world, as long as they are not bound by an existing contract. Blizzard laid out <a href="https://overwatchleague.com/news/20873062" target="_blank">a scouting report</a>&nbsp;for teams to determine how to find the best players, and rosters are not confined to just pros. Anyone that players Overwatch is eligible. Blizzard said the signing process is unique to this year, and could easily change next season.</p> <p>Once players sign their contract with their team, they will need to be approved by the Overwatch League and sign a contract with Blizzard as well.</p> <p>Each team must have at least six players, but no more than 12. The team must supply housing and practice facilities for its players as well. What is a bit unusual is that Blizzard is not region-locking teams to players in its areas, so players from around the world can sign with any team. For Season 1, the teams that have paid their <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/99943/blizzard-responds-to-rumors-of-20-million-overwatch-league-buy-in-fee">$20 million entry fee</a>&nbsp;are Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Miami/Orlando, Shanghai and Seoul. More teams are expected to be added.</p> <p>Blizzard has said it&nbsp;expecting to launch the season later this year. All regular season matches will take place in Los Angeles in the first year, although teams can showcase their talent locally in up to five amateur events in their "home territory" each year.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:30:00 PDT John Keefer Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne Card Reviews (Week 0) http://www.shacknews.com/article/100728/hearthstone-knights-of-the-frozen-throne-card-reviews-week-0 http://www.shacknews.com/article/100728/hearthstone-knights-of-the-frozen-throne-card-reviews-week-0 <p>The card reveals for Hearthstone's next expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, have begun. Here at Shacknews, we'll be keeping track of all the card reveals through this point. Keep it here to get a full updated list of the new cards, as Blizzard marches towards Knighs of the Frozen Throne.</p> <p>To start off, let's analyze the first batch of cards revealed during the initial announcement stream. From there, it'll be time to move on to the fresh batch of cards announced over the course of the week.</p> <p></p> <div class="articleImage left thumb" style="width: 150px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/01_Deathstalker_Rexxar.png" alt="" width="150" height="213" /></div> <p></p> <p><b>(5) Deathstalker Rexxar</b><br /><b>Type</b>: Hero<br /><b>Class</b>: Hunter<br /><b>Rarity</b>: Legendary<br /><b>Battlecry</b>: Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions, gain 5 Armor.</p> <p><b>Quick Analysis</b>: The first of the new Hero Card types revealed, Deathstalker Rexxar's Hero Power allows players to build up custom "zombeasts." These are unholy amalgamations of two beasts out of a random assortment, potentially creating game-changing minions. Assuming the Hunter player can maintain control of the board, as noted in our <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100661/hearthstone-designers-talk-knights-of-the-frozen-throne-hero-cards-rogue-and-more">recent interview</a>&nbsp;with members of Hearthstone's dev team, Deathstalker Rexxar will have a neverending supply of late-game options.</p> <p></p> <hr /> <p></p> <div class="articleImage left thumb" style="width: 150px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/02_Shallow_Gravedigger.png" alt="" width="150" height="204" /></div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><b>(3) Shallow Gravedigger (3/1)</b><br /><b>Type</b>: Minion<br /><b>Class</b>: Neutral<br /><b>Rarity</b>: Rare<br /><b>Deathrattle</b>: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand.</p> <p><b>Quick Analysis</b>: Blizzard promised more Deathrattle minions and Shallow Gravedigger starts things off. A decent 3-mana option that provides some additional help for later in the game, look for this minion to become a staple of <a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/N%27Zoth,_the_Corruptor" target="blank">N'Zoth</a> decks, especially in Priest decks. Quest Priests will find this card incredibly valuable.</p> <p></p> <hr /> <p></p> <div class="articleImage left thumb" style="width: 150px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/03_Prince_Keleseth.png" alt="" width="150" height="213" /></div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><b>(2) Prince Keleseth (2/2)</b><br /><b>Type</b>: Minion<br /><b>Class</b>: Neutral<br /><b>Rarity</b>: Legendary<br /><b>Battlecry</b>: If your deck has no 2-cost cards, give all minions in your deck +1/+1.</p> <p><b>Quick Analysis</b>: An experimental Legendary, this is far too circumstantial to work in any sort of viable deck. On top of that, there are way too many valuable 2-cost cards out there for all classes. Imagine a Mage without <a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Frostbolt" target="blank">Frostbolt</a>, a Paladin without <a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Hydrologist" target="blank">Hydrologist</a>, or a Hunter without <a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Crackling_Razormaw" target="blank">Crackling Razormaw</a>. This card isn't worth sacrificing those other far more useful staples, so don't expect to see much of the Prince in action.</p> <p></p> <hr /> <p></p> <div class="articleImage left thumb" style="width: 150px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/04_Chillblade_Champion.png" alt="" width="150" height="204" /></div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><b>(4) Chillblade Champion (3/2)</b><br /><b>Type</b>: Minion<br /><b>Class</b>: Paladin<br /><b>Rarity</b>: Common<br /><b>Charge, Lifesteal</b></p> <p><b>Quick Analysis</b>: There isn't much to say about this guy, other than he's the first of the new line of Lifesteal mechanics. Of course, he's not the <i>first</i> Lifesteal minion in the game, but he's the first of this expansion. He's a pricey proposition for such menial stats, but more than that, he doesn't fit into any particular constructed Paladin deck. I wouldn't see him taking any spots on the Paladin totem pole, especially given that class's momentary focus on Murlocs. He might find a home in Arena, though.</p> <p></p> <hr /> <p></p> <div class="articleImage left thumb" style="width: 150px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/05_Spirit_Lash.png" alt="" width="150" height="204" /></div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><b>(2) Spirit Lash</b><br /><b>Type</b>: Spell<br /><b>Class</b>: Priest<br /><b>Rarity</b>: Common<br /><b>Lifesteal</b>: Deal 1 damage to all minions</p> <p><b>Quick Analysis</b>: For the early game, this could be solid for Priests. Look at it as a hard counter to the increasing number of zoo decks across Shaman and Druid, not to mention those Pirate Warrior decks that don't seem to die. It could be considered a mini-<a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Holy_Nova" target="blank">Holy Nova</a>, but look at it more as a mini-<a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Maelstrom_Portal" target="blank">Maelstrom Portal</a>. Priest doesn't have enough area-of-effect removal and this is a decent one for the early game. But it won't replace <a href="http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Dragonfire_Potion" target="blank">Dragonfire Potion</a> in the late game.</p> <p></p> <hr /> <p>That's all for now, but come back later in the week as Shacknews analyzes the full first week of Hearthstone card reveals.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT Ozzie Mejia World of Warcraft VR? Do It For Shacknews, Blizzard! http://www.shacknews.com/article/100733/world-of-warcraft-vr-do-it-for-shacknews-blizzard http://www.shacknews.com/article/100733/world-of-warcraft-vr-do-it-for-shacknews-blizzard <p>As an avowed World of Warcraft addict, there aren't too many things that surprise me in the game any more. Yes, the Legion expansion has been incredibly good and has me feeling good about the MMO again, but it is still the same game, just in different expansion packages. However, after seeing fan project bringing the city of Stormwind and Dalaran alive in VR, my only response is "Blizzard, you must do this now!"</p> <p>User Jason Trenkoski, aka Ultra, uploaded two videos of him taking a walking tour through the two prominent cities of World of Warcraft. The experience was actually created for the HTC Vive by friend Puffycheeks using Unity for a project called <a href="http://vrgameworlds.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/stormwind-virtual-reality.html" target="_blank">VR Gameworlds</a>. For anyone familiar with WoW, the sense of scale you get is severely lacking in the&nbsp;2D experience, but as Trenkoski moves through, the VR experience adds a whole new feeling of awe and wonder to the game.</p> <p>It is not playable by an stretch, as the videos show the cities devoid of most characters, and the ones you do see offer little if any interactions at all. But as a concept, it is absolutely amazing.</p> <p>"As for now, we're continuing to work on more maps," Trenkoski <a href="https://uploadvr.com/world-warcraft-vr-concept-tease-future-mmos/" target="_blank">told UploadVR via email</a>. "We've got Molten Core coming soon (perhaps a week or 2) but the aim is to try and get as many cities and experiences put into virtual reality and really recapture that nostalgia. Turning this into a game isn&rsquo;t the aim for this, but after its all completed (which will take some time) we will look into doing a co-op experience or something of the sort."</p> <p>Blizzard has given no hint that they would be interested in doing anything with VR so far, so this is a project that will be watched closely by VR and WoW fans alike. Unfortunately, given Blizzard penchant of shutting down fan projects that use its IPs, such as <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100712/world-of-warcraft-felmyst-fan-server-shut-down-5-hours-after-launch">vanilla WoW servers</a>, this could easily get shut down any time, especially if it becomes more popular.</p> <p>Right now it appears the project is a labor of love, and there are no donations being actively accepted for the project. Puffycheeks even offers <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3_fac_V0mc" target="_blank">a disclaimer on his Stormwind video</a>:&nbsp;"I don't own the assets/music in this project. it is owned by Blizzard Entertainment. This video is not monetized. This content is not for sale or <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">distribution</span>. Play World of Warcraft, It's fun." He probably struck through the "distribution" part of the disclaimer when he realized posting on YouTube would get it distributed.</p> <p>Four&nbsp;versions are currently available for download, the <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmega.nz%2F%23%21cKIEWCgR%21LOCYjkHRefDBT-w3sZ5za7l0iIZBMnsSJP6CvU4LV9U&amp;h=ATON4YIt94uP9zyxiHDFCOe695Zjx6zW-svoRo_2O8KYMWgxmI5MWKPk83naC2iLpQeLDMTZIMhoyauhugqTNiUluqTNvN9qVNXWUCkoM49BvSwCy8SKcfaq7d7nJc9F3W3KFBMqcmk" target="_blank">Stormwind walkthough</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://mega.nz/#!cXAClSQR!JYBpMrjbuX1cUYizkYVF3W--ZQVxR3waI-a2yb_hejk" target="_blank">a keyboard version</a>&nbsp;for use without a controller, the <a href="https://mega.nz/#!leAExZwQ!W3uqd3DlR0aI68R07h5olQO7mMvwEligztjmsTMqL9o" target="_blank">Dalaran walkthrough</a>&nbsp;as well as an <a href="https://mega.nz/#!VOhEVYST!1T6LDjhW4msLO3O3hpoosodFyDL_8uF5ed7kiW9JkFw" target="_blank">Orgrimmar walkthrough</a>. It was created for Vive, and Puffycheeks said he is unsure if it will work with Oculus. He also said that you need a beefy PC to run it, although he didn't give specs, so be warned.</p> <p>And as a final tease of just how awesome this looks and the scale you get, he even <a href="https://youtu.be/8YexCed0ReM?list=PLu7bD_CCe0Ql5kmv2-iri1FTwKywC55Og" target="_blank">posted a video of the ending of the Tomb of Sargeras raid </a>and a look at how massive Kil'jaeden is in VR. This is a spoiler, so use this as a disclaimer before you click.</p> <p>Blizzard, if you are listening, give us WoW in VR. Do it for Shacknews! I'd buy it and a VR headset in a heartbeat.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WzhY2gJy7CM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/317jqyz8wHs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:45:00 PDT John Keefer PlayStation Plus Free Games For August Include Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry http://www.shacknews.com/article/100732/playstation-plus-free-games-for-august-include-assassins-creed-freedom-cry http://www.shacknews.com/article/100732/playstation-plus-free-games-for-august-include-assassins-creed-freedom-cry <p>Sony has just announced the games that gamers will be getting for free in August via their PlayStation Plus memberships and the main features are certainly no slouches. July&rsquo;s titles were more linear in nature with Until Dawn and Telltale&rsquo;s Game of Thrones leading the charge but, for August, you&rsquo;ll be&nbsp;getting treated to some open world mayhem with Just Cause 3 and Assassin&rsquo;s Creed: Freedom Cry.</p> <p>Assassin&rsquo;s Creed: Freedom Cry was a standalone expansion to Assassin&rsquo;s Creed IV: Black Flag that focused on a more personal and emotional story vs the expansive intrigue of the main series. Taking place 10 months after Black Flag, lead character Ad&eacute;wal&eacute; has left the pirate life to join the Assassin order before encountering brutal French slavers in the West Indies. He recruits a crew and acquires a ship to take them on and ends up facing his own past in the process.</p> <p>The Just Cause series is known for giving players a chaotic sandbox that has consistently upped the ante with each new entry. The 3rd title lets you pilot a collection of land, sea, and air vehicles, fly a wingsuit, and use a grappling hook and parachute all while causing destruction with a stout arsenal of weapons.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XgWtqK7P_lo"></iframe></p> <p>In addition to those two games, you&rsquo;ll be able to download party game That&rsquo;s You (PS4), couch co-op casual game Super Motherload (PS3), funky disco sport Snakeball (PS3), intense roguelike Downwell (Vita), and workplace stealth game Level 22 (Vita).</p> <p>The PlayStation Plus program is a great tool to give players an opportunity to play games that easily could have slipped off their radar when they launched and August&rsquo;s lead titles are some critically well received heavy hitters. Make sure you grab your free titles when they go live on August 1st and <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/100498/ps-plus-free-games-for-july-include-until-dawn-and-game-of-thrones">don&rsquo;t miss out on July&rsquo;s free PlayStation plus games</a>&nbsp;while you&rsquo;re at it.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:25:00 PDT Charles Singletary Season Pass Holders Can Test Final Fantasy XV Co-op In Early August http://www.shacknews.com/article/100729/season-pass-holders-can-test-final-fantasy-xv-co-op-in-early-august http://www.shacknews.com/article/100729/season-pass-holders-can-test-final-fantasy-xv-co-op-in-early-august <p>Final Fantasy XV has received a consistent trickle of new content since its launch in late 2016, but it looks like select players will be able to get a taste of the biggest change yet. <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/97424/final-fantasy-15-dlc-plans-includes-multiplayer-mode-and-character-episodes">Since October</a>&nbsp;we&rsquo;ve known that Comrades, the co-op multiplayer DLC, would be following up the individual character episodes and Square Enix announced today that select players will be able to experience a closed test on August 3-8.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2017/07/XV.jpg" alt="Final Fantasy XV Comrades" width="700" height="394" /></div> <p>Comrades <g class="gr_ gr_20 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="20" data-gr-id="20">gives</g> players a unique avatar (you&rsquo;ll be able to save up to 8 templates) they can customize before joining up with three other friends to take on multiplayer quests. There doesn't seem to be any defined classes for characters to <g class="gr_ gr_17 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="17" data-gr-id="17">adopt</g>, but you choose Royal Sigils for your characters and those enhancements will help players define roles for their teams.</p> <p>During the test period, only three quests will be available but some are longer than others with up to three segments per. There&rsquo;s a cooking component in the co-op experience as well and each player can find one ingredient per quest to contribute to a camp meal after completing the tasks. Meteorshards will also be found in the test, but will only be usable in the full version considering they open up new activities and quests.</p> <p>The website says that &ldquo;all players will be matched online in the test version&rdquo; with the full version details explaining that you can join up with friends or AI companions, so it seems you won&rsquo;t be able to set parties and play with specific friends during the closed test.</p> <p>To qualify for access to Comrades&rsquo; closed test, players must be Season Pass holders for Final Fantasy XV and have access to online multiplayer via Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. If you've yet to give the game a shot, be sure to <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/97883/final-fantasy-xv-review-final-fantasy-of-my-fantasies" target="_blank">check out our Final Fantasy XV review</a>.</p> <p></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:15:00 PDT Charles Singletary
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