It's not a day that ends in 'Y' without people claiming that an extremely popular and competitive online game is dead. Here's what's up with #RIPFortnite.
If you've hopped on Twitter over the last several hours, you might have noticed that "RIP Fortnite" is a trending hashtag.
So what's the deal? Is Fortnite dead–like, actually dead? Are people just upset about changes in the newest season?
Here's everything you need to know about the "RIP Fortnite" hashtag.
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Why is RIP Fortnite Trending on Twitter?
So here's the deal: Fortnite isn't shutting down or dead or whatever else you might want to call it. People are currently upset and tweeting with the "RIP Fortnite" hashtag for one of two reasons. The first is that they simply think the game and its community are old news and "dead." The other reason is a little bit more complicated.
Epic Games is trying to crack down on wager matches by telling popular streamers who promote them that they'll be banned unless they stop. Wager matches are exactly as they sound: a type of unofficial game mode that has people betting on who will win the match. Despite being against the Terms of Service agreement that every Fortnite player agrees to when playing the game, popular streamers like Clix have been promoting them.
"RIP Fortnite" is trending because a lot of people think that these wager matches have been keeping the game alive. Even though it promotes gambling to children, a lot of people are upset over Epic Game's newfound strictness.
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Cyberpunk 2077 had been one of the most hyped games of last year. However, much to the disappointment of fans, the game had a lot of issues at launch, and it failed to live up to expectations. In fact, the game's poor optimization on last-gen consoles led to its removal from the PlayStation Store.
After the backlash it received at launch, the developers posted an apology promising fans that it will be releasing two major updates to fix the issues the game had. The 1.1 Patch was released back in January, and it did bring a number of improvements to the game, ranging from crash fixes to memory usage improvements. Here is what we know about the next patch, Update 1.2 so far.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.2: Release Date
When CD Projekt Red issued an apology back in December, it had stated that the first patch will come in January, followed by the second one in February. The first patch came on time, but just after that, the company was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted its plans, causing the patch to be delayed.
Now, the patch is slated to be releasing this month itself. With just less than a week left for March to end, we will get the 1.2 Update pretty soon. However, as of now, the release date hasn't been announced. That being said, the developers have stated that the patch is being tested, so it shouldn't be long before we get the update.
Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.2: Patch Notes
The patch notes of the 1.2 Update haven't been shared yet. However, in a recent Night City news report, the developers have highlighted what fans can expect from the update. Here is a gist of everything confirmed so far.
- Police will be responding to crimes slower than earlier.
- Drones will be assisting the police in assessing crimes.
- A new steering sensitivity slider will be added to the game.
- The Steering has been optimized to make it smoother and more more consistent whenever there is a drop in the framrate.
- A new feature will be added which help players get their cars freed when stuck
- Right now, double tapping on a movement key makes the character dodge. This will be disabled in the next update.
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The second episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is now available on Disney+ and many fans were left with the same question, who is Isaiah Bradley?
For those that may not have caught up with the latest episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier you have been officially warned, there are spoilers ahead.
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Who Is Isaiah Bradley?
Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier introduced a brand new character to the MCU, Isaiah Bradley. The new character was portrayed by Carl Lumbly and although this is his first appearance in the MCU, it appears the character is a pivotal part of the super-soldier storyline.
Isaiah Bradley isn't a made-up character just for the MCU, he is actually a character that appeared in the Marvel comic books. Bradley is depicted as an early outcome of the USA's Super-Soldier program, which fans will know is how Steve Roger's Captain America came into existence during World War II.
In simpler terms, Isaiah Bradley is another Captain America. In the Marvel Comic Book universe, Isaiah took on the name of Captain America after it was presumed Steve Rogers had died.
During Episode 2, Sam and Bucky head to Baltimore to meet Isaiah Bradley, who is now an elderly and confused man.
Bradley informed Bucky and Sam that he stopped using his powers a long time ago because he believed the process of being turned into a super-soldier was government-sanctioned torture. Bucky then insists that Bradley was a hero and one of the soldiers that HYDRA truly feared. Bucky knows that HYDRA feared Isaiah because the two were on opposite sides back in the '50s.
It looks like this won't be the last time we see or hear of Isaiah Bradley, but fans will have to wait until next Friday (April 2) to see where Episode 3 takes The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Episode 2
Fans can watch "The Star Spangled Man", which is the second episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, right now on Disney+.
The runtime is 50 minutes long, so get comfy, get the snacks, and get watching!
New episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier are released every Friday.
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We're already fast approaching April and that means plenty of new events for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players to get excited about.
Alongside the usual new bugs, fish, sea creatures and more, there are a range of special dates on the (new) horizons.
Here's everything you need to know about the Animal Crossing April events.
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ANIMAL CROSSING APRIL EVENTS – Cherry Blossom
One of the main attractions for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players in April is the Cherry Blossom.
The Cherry Blossom season 2021 starts on April 1 and runs until April 10 and will see player's islands blessed with beautiful pink trees.
It will also grant them the opportunity to collect Cherry Blossom Petals, which can then be used to craft special items.
OTHER CONFIRMED APRIL EVENTS
The other (confirmed) major event happening in April is everybody's favourite, Bunny Day.
While this year's event kicks off in just a couple of days, on March 28, the main Bunny Day is set for April 4 and will contain a range of "new items" for players to collect.
On top of that, Nintendo has already confirmed via their official Animal Crossing: New Horizons Twitter account, a range of other events. These are:
- Nature Day (April 15- April 22) – Inspired by support for the environment, players will be able to purchase a "Cool Globe" from Nook Shopping.
- Sinimogi (April 1- April 10) – Another nature focused event, Sinimogi is a day about caring for forests and planting trees. It originated in South Korea. During the event window, players will be able to order a "Forsythia" plant.
- Prom (April 1 – April 30) – April is all about prom season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For the whole month, players will be able to purchase a range of prom-based items including a Sash, Prom Floor and Prom Wall.
- April Fools Day (March 26 – April 1) – For the next few days, players will be able to purchase everybody's favourite prank item, the whoopee cushion. A range of colours will be available until the April Fools Day itself.
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The Risk of Rain 2 Bandit skin is the first new addition to the recently joined character that you can unlock through a simple challenge.
Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update was rolled out recently, adding tons of new content, items, playable characters, and cosmetics to the game. One of the new additions is Bandit, the new playable characters who have also received an alternative skin that can be unlocked easily.
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How to Complet the Bandit Challenge and Get the Skin?
In order to complete the Bandit challenge and get the alternative Risk of Rain 2 Bandit skin, you will only need to kill 15 enemies while playing as Bandit. The only thing you should keep in mind is to finish all of those enemies with your revolver. If you don't, the challenge will be failed, since you need 15 finishes with your revolver in a row.
How to Play as Heretic
Aside from Bandit, there's also a new class that can you play as in the game right now. If you manage to obtain all the Heresy items including Hooks of Heresy, Visions of Heresy, Strides of Heresy, and Essence of Heresy, you will turn into a new character called Heretic. The new character cannot be unlocked permanently, which means every time you want to play as them, you need to collect the aforementioned items once again.
What is Risk of Rain 2?
Risk of Rain 2 is a third-person roguelike action game where you can team up with your friends and starting finishing different stages by completing the objectives. The more you stay at a certain level, the stronger the enemies become. So, you need to climb up the stages as fast as you can to avoid super challenging enemies.
Risk of Rain 2 is now available on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
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A brand new Anniversary Update for Risk of Rain 2 went live on March 25 and not only brought with it a new hidden character, but a brand new Boss Item known as the Planula.
We've put together a full guide surrounding the Planula Item, including how you can get your hands on it and what the stats are surrounding the newly included item.
Part of the new Anniversary updated included a hidden character known as the Heretic, if you want to know how you can play as this secret character check out the link below.
- RISK OF RAIN 2: How to Unlock Hidden Character Heretic
How To Get The Planula Boss Item
The Planula is a healing item that was added in the Anniversary Update on March 25. It can only be obtained by defeating a boss, but not just any boss drops this new item.
In order to get the Planula in Risk of Rain 2, you will need to defeat the Grandparent Boss Monster. The Grandparent Boss is a new type of boss monster that was also added in the March 25 Anniversary Update.
This is the only way to obtain the Planula Item, it cannot be obtained from chests. Boss items also only drop if its respective boss monster spawned as the teleporter boss.
Planula Boss Item Stats
So, what does the Planula do exactly? Well, it's a healing item that doesn't do much apart from heal the player.
The Planula allows the player to receive flat healing when attacked, according to the Risk of Rain 2 wiki the Planula will "Heal from incoming damage for 15 (+15 per stack)".
Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update
There was a big update for Risk of Rain 2 on March 25, the Anniversary Update went live for the game and brought with it a lot of new content.
You can find the full patch notes and everything you need to know about the Anniversary Update at the link below:
- RISK OF RAIN 2: Anniversary Update – Patch Notes
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The time has arrived – Monster Hunter Rise is here and players all over the world are beginning the hunt.
Those who pre-ordered Capcom's latest entry into the series received some interesting pre-order bonuses, in the form of Layered Armor. Those who purchased the Deluxe Edition would have received some too.
Here is everything you need to know about the bonuses.
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What Layered Armor is available in Monster Hunter Rise?
For pre-ordering Monster Hunter Rise, players gained access to a pair of Layered Armor items, they are as follows:
- Palamute Retriever Costume layered armour
- Palico Forest Cat Costume layered armour
Players who purchased the Deluxe Edition of the game also gained access to three more Layered Armor items – these are:
- Kamurai Hunter layered armor set
- Shuriken Collar Palamute layered armor piece
- Fish Collar Palico layered armour piece
How to redeem and equip the Layered Armor pre-order bonus.
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Redeeming these items is relatively simple.
First of all, players need to get far enough through the game to speak to Hinoa, the Quest Maiden.
Following that, players should receive a prompt, letting them know the extra content is available.
From there, players can head across to the courier (who is actually a Palico) and initiate a conversation with them. Players will need to select the "Add-on Content" option and then they can simply accept all items.
Equipping the items is equally as simple. Players just head across to the Item Box, select the "Layered Armor Sets" section and then equip the armor they require.
What Stat Boosts does the Layered Armor offer?
Unfortunately, none. The Layered Armor items in the Monster Hunter series offer no boosts and are purely there for cosmetic purposes.
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Today is the day that eager Monster Hunting fans have been waiting for as it hits the Nintendo Switch.
Unless you are one of Masaki Hiyama's employees, who runs Japanese VR development company, Mark-on, and you have been given the day off, chances are that you're going to have to wait until after work to play Monster Hunter Rise.
Or maybe you were clever enough to book it off. Either way, Monster Hunter Rise releases today on the Nintendo Switch. While players will want to get stuck in and start their hunting spree as soon as possible, let's start off with how you can look your best killing monsters.
How to change your appearance in Monster Hunter Rise
We all know what it's like to get fed up with how we appear after awhile so thankfully, changing how you look in Monster Hunter Rise can happen without fuss at any time.
All players have to do is head to their room in Kamura by quick travelling and opening the Item Box or alternatively, players can interact with the Item Box near Hinoa by choosing to change their appearance from the options.
Once you have done that, you'll then notice a screen that allows you to change up how you look in character creation like when you initially started to craft your character at the beginning.
You'll then have the choice of choosing different options from clothes, makeup and hair to eyebrows and whether you would like a fancy beard. Just to be clear, you can't change your gender or change how your Palamute or Palico looks.
What time does Monster Hunter Rise release on the Nintendo Switch?
Monster Hunter Rise should be released today at 12 a.m. Eastern on March 26, 2021, in North America. In The UK, players who pre-ordered the game will get a sneak peek before everyone else the night before but for those who haven't preordered, they should be able to get stuck in at 2 pm GMT
How long is Monster Hunter Rise?
Depending, of course, how you like to play your games and if you like to rush opposed to taking your time, that will factor into the game's length but generally speaking, it should take somewhere around 20 to 30 hours to complete the story of Monster Hunter Rise.
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If you want to play as the Heretic class, you need to find the Risk of Rain 2 Essence of Heresy and Hooks of Heresy items as well as the two other Heresy collectibles.
Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update is now officially live in the game and players have access to a wide variety of new content for continuing their exploration in the game.
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If you have already checked out the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update patch notes, you are aware of the new additions such as the Heretic class. As you may already know, this not an unlockable class, but you can turn yourself into a Heretic by collecting all Heresy items.
Risk of Rain 2 Essence of Heresy and Hooks of Heresy are two new Heresy items that have been added to the game with the latest update.
How to Obtain Risk of Rain 2 Essence of Heresy and Hooks of Heresy?
In order to obtain the Hooks of Heresy and Essence of Heresy items, you will need to complete the Blockade Breaker challenge.
In addition to the two Heresy items above, you are going to obtain the Visions of Heresy and Strides of Heresy items as well to turn into the Heretic.
Prior to the anniversary update, completing the Blockade Breaker challenge would only grant you Visions and Striders of Heresy, but now, it provides all four heresy items to players.
Unfortunately, you cannot unlock Heretic at the moment. Every time that you want to play as Heretic, you will need to obtain the four Heresy items again.
Risk of Rain 2 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This is a roguelike game with a huge popularity thanks to its varied gameplay elements and multiple playable classes and characters, each with their own abilities.
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A brand new Anniversary Update for Risk of Rain 2 went live on March 25, and it brought a brand new mystery survivor known as the Heretic.
Here's everything you need to know about the new character, and how you can play as the Heretic. If you haven't seen it already, DualShockers have got the full patch notes and information surrounding the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update, you can check it out at the link below.
- RISK OF RAIN 2: Anniversary Update – Patch Notes
What Is Risk of Rain 2?
Risk of Rain 2 is a third-person shooter developed by Hopoo Games, it was released for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in August of 2020. The game most recently received an Anniversary Update to celebrate 2 years since the release of it's Early Access version.
The sequel to the popular title Risk of Rain follows a similar approach in terms of gameplay, up to four players must progress through several levels whilst taking out enemies.
Each of these levels will have a teleporter that players must find and activate, once activated they must survive the hoard of enemies and bosses until the teleporter is fully activated.
One of the biggest changes from the original title, is Risk of Rain 2 is now set in a 3D environment as opposed to 2D.
Risk of Rain 2 is available right now on Steam, PlayStaion 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.
How To Unlock Heretic In Risk of Rain 2
If you're wondering how you can play as Heretic after the latest update on March 25, here's how.
The Heretic is a unique character that isn't actually playable from the character select screen, instead, there's a different method to obtaining this character.
To play as the Heretic you will need to collect all four of the Heresy Items in-game, you will then turn into the Heretic. It's also worth noting that since the latest update, there has been two new Heresy Items added, meaning there are now four to collect.
Unfortunately, even after you collect the four Heresy Items, the Heretic won't become a selectable character to play with. If you want to continue playing as the Heretic in Risk of Rain 2, you will need to continuously collect the four items.
So what special abilities or skills does the Heretic have? Well, the abilities will come from the Heresy Item set. This means that you will have the following abilities as the Heretic:
- Visions of Heresy – Hungering Gaze
Fire a flurry of tracking shards that detonate after a delay, dealing 120% base damage.
- Hooks of Heresy – Slicing Maelstrom
Charge up a projectile that deals 175% damage per second to nearby enemies, exploding after 3 seconds to deal 700% damage and root enemies for 3 seconds.
- Essence of Heresy – Ruin
Dealing damage adds a stack of Ruin for 10 seconds. Activating the skill detonates all Ruin stacks at unlimited range, dealing 300% damage plus 120% damage per stack of Ruin.
- Strides of Heresy – Shadowfade
Fade away, becoming intangible and gaining +30% movement speed. Heal for 18.2% of your maximum health. Lasts 3 seconds.
The Heretic also has a total of 440 health (+132 per level) and deals a total of 18 damage (+3.6 per level).
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