EVERYWHERE, the game being developed by a number of former Rockstar developers, is seemingly coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S after moving to Unreal Engine.
Grand Theft Auto fans from around the globe are hoping to hear more from Rockstar Games regarding what they’ve got in store for GTA 6.
As of now, the devs are focusing on GTA 5 and GTA Online as they’re rolling out updates for the next-gen consoles, but fans have got something else to look forward to as well – EVERYWHERE.
The mysterious game is being developed by Build A Rocket Boy Studio, which includes former key Rockstar names like Leslie Benzies, and it could actually be coming to the new consoles thanks to a switch in engines.
The developers gave an update on their Facebook page, noting that the game is moving to being developed on Unreal Engine, and that they are also taking on more staff to help with their new project.
As Rockstar Intel points out, the game had previously been being developed on Amazon’s Lumberyard Engine. Unreal Engine, which is claimed to be the most powerful 3D creation engine in the world, will support the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and the previous gen.
That has quickly sparked speculation from some quarters of the GTA fanbase, suggesting that it could be coming before Rockstar launch a new game. However, that is purely speculation as of now.
In addition to the engine move, Build A Rocket Boy Studio has also taken on an additional round of funding. However, unlike the previous round of funding which netted them $42 million, the figure for this one hasn’t been disclosed.
The game, which is described as an open-world sci-fi title, is expected to challenge the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series given the names behind it, but we’ll just have to wait and see what actually comes from it once it’s revealed.
Fortnite Black Hole likely to return ahead of Season 5
Fortnite Season 4 is expected to end with a large event, and data miners have found that there’s likely some downtime between seasons.
Fortnite Season 4 is set to end on December 1, and many fans are anticipating it to conclude with the return of the Black Hole.
We first saw the Black Hole at the end of Fortnite Chapter 1, when players stared at it for almost two days in an agonizing wait for Chapter 2 to begin.
In Season 4’s end event, players are gearing up to fight Galactus alongside their favorite Marvel heroes. Galactus will likely leave devastation in his wake.
The Black Hole itself might not return, but a massive event followed by downtime is expected to occur.
The event that will end Season 4 is expected to be Fortnite’s biggest event yet. Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Star Wars teaser, Travis Scott concert, and ‘The End.’ The files for the next event are 10x bigger than those for ‘The End’ event, which was the largest event at its time.
While Season 4 will end on November 30, it’s possible that we won’t get to play Season 5 until December 3. Similar to the end of Chapter 1, there is a reported 36-hour downtime between the seasons. Several signs that point towards this downtime.
Fortnite Season 4 has hosted regular tournaments and competitive events. However, there are no events scheduled between December 1 at 4 PM EST (the time of the event) and December 3 at 4 AM EST (the presumed release time for Season 5).
Data miners have discovered that the Black Hole event files have reappeared in the game. Twitter account iFireMonkey reported that ‘RockyRidge’ has appeared in the game files, which is the same code used for the Black Hole Event.
After dropping a small spoiler-warning, data miners FNLeaksAndInfo announced there might be downtime after Season 4.
“Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!,” they tweeted. “To be continued! In Season 5!”
It’s likely that the ‘to be continued’ text will appear after the Season 4 event concluded.
Other data miners are also reporting that there may be a 10-hour downtime, as opposed to the expected 36.
However long the downtime lasts, players can expect a massive event to end Fortnite Chapter 2’s fourth season.
Apex Legends dev reveals 4 ways to get better at the game
Apex Legends developer, Mike Cook, gave his tips on how to improve at the game.
Mike Cook, Respawn Entertainment’s Senior Technical Artist, gave four helpful tips on how to improve for struggling players.
Apex Legends is an always-evolving game, with new weapons, heroes, and even maps added each season. When you add balance changes to the mix, it becomes difficult for casual players to keep up with the meta and most relevant tips.
Who’s better to give players tips than the people who developed the game in the first place? One lucky Apex player was able to get a guide directly from the source.
Redditor, u/NightWillReign, created a post on the r/Apex Legends subreddit, asking for help after 60 hours of playtime. “I don’t know how everyone is so good at shooting in just silver,” they wrote. “Every game, I either lose or get carried with the lowest damage/kills. I could stand right behind an enemy and shoot first, miss everything, and they turn around to kill me … Now I’m thinking that shooting games are just not for me, or maybe there’s a guide somewhere that could help me in this.”
Senior Technical Artist for Respawn, Mike Cook, saw this post and gave some tips to the struggling player. He added some general tips on positioning and which weapons to choose, but the bulk of his input came in the first four points he made.
Tips from an Apex Legends developer
- Understanding the recoil pattern of the weapon. Firing range helps a lot with this. Once you understand the recoil you can counter it while you fire to keep the bullets going as straight as possible.
- Understanding your engagement distance and bullet drop off. Firing range helps with this as well. Knowing how far your enemies are and aiming higher to counteract the drop off so they land where you want.
- Predicting player movements. If someone is running to your left and they jump, you can guesstimate where they will land and aim there instead of aiming directly on them. This gives you a split second to predict, aim, and shoot.
- Crosshair placement: If you’re up close, aim right below people’s necks, recoil makes your weapon kick upwards and you can get some headshots in.
One of the most difficult parts of Apex Legends is learning which weapons you like and which you don’t. You can ask people for recommendations, but some players like certain weapons more than others. There’s always going to be a best-in-slot choice, but player preference plays a big role, here.
After giving these general aiming tips, Cook moves on to talk about positioning – arguably the most important element in a game like Apex Legends. “Positioning is key!” he wrote in all-caps. “You can have potato aim like me, and still pull off good plays based solely on your positioning.
Apex Legends isn’t the easiest Battle Royale game to pick up and play, but that’s part of the reason we love it. Mastering the game is difficult, and there’s always some way that you can improve through your experience.
Hopefully, these tips from Mike Cook helped this and other struggling players get some more kills, wins, and see a path forward to Apex Predator. If not, we have plenty of Warzone articles you may want to read.
How to unlock The Lament exotic sword in Destiny 2: Beyond Light
Here is how you unlock the new exotic sword in Destiny 2 Beyond Light.
Following the first completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid in Beyond Light, Destiny 2 players can now get their hands on The Lament exotic sword. Here’s how you can add it to your inventory.
Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion has officially opened, with Deep Stone Crypt kicking off on November 21. Players took the opportunity to collect powerful new gear, and complete every task in order to find what the raid was hiding within.
With new activities unlocked after the raid completion, the exotic sword known as The Lament can now be obtained by players. Swords have proven to be extremely powerful in combat in recent seasons, so if you’re looking to give yourself an advantage, here is everything you need to know about this exotic weapon.
The Lament sword perks
The Lament is a solar sword that has many perks to give it a boost above other melee weapons. The Banshee’s Wail perk makes this a truly formidable weapon, allowing users to create revved attacks that deal even more damage.
There are five total perks on The Lament, which are:
- Jagged Edge: Damage boost but with less sword ammo
- Revved Consumption: Heals the user after dealing damage to a foe
- Enduring Guard: Guard has maximum efficiency and high endurance at the cost of low resistance
- Tireless Blade: Every other powered kill gives you ammo
- Banshee’s Wail: Revs up sword blade damage that stacks up after dealing damage with revved attacks. Also boosts shield bypass and adds shield piercing.
How to unlock The Lament sword
After the completion of the Deep Stone Crypt, an 11-step questline called ‘Lost Lament’ becomes available. You will get a notification about it after logging in to Destiny 2: Beyond Light. You don’t need to complete the raid yourself in order to do the quest.
Here is how you can complete the Lost Lament exotic quest:
- Visit the tower and talk to Banshee-44 in order to unlock the Lost Lament exotic quest
- Find and scan 3 dead Exos on Europa. You can find them:
- At the center of Cadmus Ridge
- In the front left corner of the boss area in the Perdition Lost Sector Ridge.
- By an ice formation on the right-hand side of the Asterion Abyss
- Locate the Destiny 2 Giant Exo in the Exo facility
- Talk with Clovis Bray at the Exo facility on Europa and you will have to prove yourself to him.
- Kill 100 Vex with Swords
- Kill a total of 20 enemies that are either Minotaurs, Hydras, or Cyclopes.
- Go to commander Zavala and Variks and complete the quests you get form them if you haven’t already. You need to have completed the Beyond Light campaign as well as the following quests:
- “Reclaiming Europa”
- “Empire’s Fall”
- “The Dark Priestess”
- Complete and Exo Challenge on your map
- Defeat 60 Vex with finishers
- Complete The Glassway” strike and take down the Harpy to collect blade pieces
- Return to the Tower and talk to Banshee-44 about the broken blade
- Head to Eventide Ruins and explore the Bunker E15 Lost Sector
- Complete the mission “Reforging the Past” to get the Lament exotic sword
- Speak with Banshee-44 back at the tower
The Lament exotic sword will become unlocked after these steps, and you can access it from your inventory.
Although these steps seem like they could take a while, some of the tasks required to unlock The Lament are actually available during your playthrough, so you may find you have ticked some off before you even start your quest.
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