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Is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet open world?

Pokemon’s upcoming adventure will take players to the Paldea region, but many are still wondering if Scarlet and Violet will be open world.

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Excitement for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is beginning to build after the emergence of revolutionary gameplay details. While the Pokemon formula is set to undergo some changes, many fans are questioning if Scarlet and Violet are open world games.

Pokemon games aren’t exactly renowned for their innovation, but Scarlet and Violet could be set to break that trend as players will experience a new way to take in the franchise.

Sword and Shield introduced players to an open world section called the Wild Area where players could encounter new Pokemon. Now, fans of the franchise are wondering if Scarlet and Violet will have a similar open world feature for exploring, catching, and training Pokemon.

On August 3, a Pokemon Presents event welcomed players to the Paldea region for the first time. The new look at Scarlet and Violet’s region shed light on what players can expect from the upcoming titles that are set for a November 18 worldwide release.

The Pokemon franchise has yet to deliver a full-fledged open world title, but all that is set to change with Scarlet and Violet.

Is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet open world?

The Pokemon Company confirmed that Scarlet and Violet is an entirely open world experience. The August 3 presentation confirmed as much: “these titles will be open world RPGs, a first for the Pokemon series.”

The lengthy trailer then displayed aspects of what features players can expect from the open world gameplay. For starters, it seems like Legendary Pokemon Miraidon and Koraidon will act as your method of transportation around the Paldea region.

Pokemon Scarlet Koraidon Legendary

Exploration is a major aspect of open world games and with Miraidon and Koraidon’s ability to take you across the ground, over the water, and through the air, you’ll be able to explore every inch of Paldea.

From vast lakes to mountain ranges, it looks like some truly spectacular areas await trainers on their journey, with a clear emphasis on the vibrant colors and nature-heavy landscapes of the region.

What’s more, players can go through Scarlet and Violet at their own pace with no pre-determined path to follow. The game will offer three stories, one of which is the traditional Pokemon journey of defeating eight gym leaders and becoming champion of the region.

We currently don’t know what the other two stories will entail. However, in true open world fashion, you’ll get to decide in which order to tackle the gym challenges.


For more Pokemon content, check out our guide on how to take a snapshot in Pokemon Go.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company / Game Freak

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Fortnite Lord of the Rings easter egg teases Tolkien crossover coming soon

Fortnite players have discovered a major Lord of the Rings easter egg on the map, teasing a crossover is coming soon.

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Fortnite players have discovered a familiar Lord of the Rings landmark in the Season 3 island, teasing the leaked crossover is coming soon.

It’s been a big week for The Lord of the Rings in the gaming space. Not only is Weta Workshop teaming up with Take-Two to develop a new game set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but Swedish company Embracer Group are acquiring the rights to everything Lord of the Rings.

Just as it’s been reported that the leaked Lord of the Rings content has been cut from MultiVersus, an easter egg discovered in-game teases that Middle-earth characters will be coming to Fortnite.

Fortnite content creator ‘Koooooomar’ discovered that the rock-child is building a replica of Helm’s Deep from the Lord of the Rings. This was the ancient fortress the people of Rohan retreated to in The Two Towers for the movie’s major battle. You can find the sculpture southeast of Condo Canyon on the shore.

There’s almost no denying this sculpture is based on Helm’s Deep, with the ramp leading up to the keep on the right-hand side and the Deeping Wall stretching across the makeshift valley. It even has a gap in the wall and scorch marks where the Uruk-Hai blew through it in the movie and trash makes up the advancing forces.

Leakers are convinced a Doomslayer skin will be coming soon thanks to it being free on the Epic Game store, but the same leak claims a Lord of the Rings crossover is also in the works.

With Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show releasing in September, this could be the perfect time to tie the bundles in with The Rings of Power. We could even see Sauron, Gandalf, or Galadriel in the Season 4 Battle Pass which goes live in late September, but that’s just hopeful speculation.

Image Credit: Epic Games / Warner Bros.

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Fortnite leaks claim new Doom Slayer skin could arrive soon

According to a new Fortnite leak, Epic Games might be planning to bring Doom Slayer as a brand-new cosmetic skin.

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A brand-new crossover might be arriving in Fortnite as leakers are claiming that Epic Games are planning to add a Doom Slayer skin to the battle royale title.

Epic Games have surprised Fortnite players throughout the seasons by introducing collaborations that add new crossover content to the game, including cosmetic skins for Dragon Ball characters.

Fortnite has also featured crossovers with other video game franchises such as Street Fighter, and new leaks claim that the battle royale title has entered into a collaboration with the Doom franchise.

Doom is a popular first-person shooter franchise that centers around a marine known as Slayer and his epic quest to battle an invasion of demons from hell. This character has also been given the name ‘Doomguy’ by fans of the series.

On August 19, prominent leaker ‘HYPEX’ tweeted that Epic Games are currently planning to introduce a Doom Slayer cosmetic outfit to Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 as part of a brand-new crossover.

This information reportedly came from another leaker ‘MidaRado,’ and while the exact release date of this brand-new Fortnite skin wasn’t revealed, HYPEX claims that it is “most likely coming next week.”

HYPEX added that Doom 64 is currently available for free on the Epic Games store until August 25 and Fall Guys also has Doom-themed skins. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if Epic Games also added Doom Slayer to Fortnite.

That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has yet to be officially confirmed by Epic Games. So, we won’t know for sure if this is accurate until next week.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guide on all the Dragon Ball Vending Machine locations on the map as well as how to complete all the Weekly Quests.

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Overpowered Apex Legends double pump glitch returns in Season 14

Apex Legends players have discovered the return of the double pump glitch in Season 14, creating controversy in the community.

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The infamous double pump glitch has returned in Apex Legends Season 14, leaving players worried about people abusing the bug.

The Apex Legends Season 14 update brought a variety of changes to the game, giving dataminers a new game version to sift through and find details around the potential Season 15 Legend.

As the update brought so much new content and changes, it’s normal for new bugs and glitches to show up, which players have seen with the unlimited loot exploit.

However, players have now discovered that the infamous double pump glitch has returned, making the Peacekeeper and Sentinel even more deadly for those who abuse the bug.

Apex Legends content creator Mokeysniper brought the return of the double pump glitch to the community’s attention on August 18, posting a video of it in action.

The glitch allows players to shoot the Peacekeeper and Sentinel much faster than they should be able to, giving those who use the glitch an unfair advantage over others.

The glitch is done by shooting, reloading, swapping to your secondary, and swapping back very quickly. If players are able to get the timing right, they can repeat this process to shoot the Peacekeeper/Sentinel in a ridiculously fast manner.

This is clearly a glitch that needs to be addressed and resolved quickly by Respawn, as if it starts to be abused by players, it could create chaos.

In the comments of the Twitter post, there are a few videos of players showing them doing it in-game, which is a worrying sign. Some are very worried about it being absued, with one comment saying “I actually hate that you guys post this kinda s***. It’s always super sick to deal with some broken weird s*** in ranked.”

Hopefully, Respawn can get a fix out for this as soon as possible, much like they were able to do for the accidental removal of tap strafing.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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