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Overwatch - Avoid Player Feature Launch Date Announced


Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch's Director, has taken to the official forums to reveal that the Avoid Player feature will launch in-game on April 10th. 

The feature will allow players to prevent up to two players from being on their team, but not from playing against them. Additionally, players that are avoided several times will receive a warning message.

Fortnite V3.4 Patch Notes


BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Vending Machines have been added.
  • Many weapons now have First Shot Accuracy.

GAMEPLAY

  • Limited Time Mode: High Explosives v2 Added
  • Resource gathering rates adjusted.

SAVE THE WORLD

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Easter Egg Launcher Added

Hitman: Definitive Edition Launching May 15th


IO Interactive has announced that they will release a definitive edition of Hitman on May 15th.

The following content will be included:

  • HITMAN Season One – Seven exotic locations from the first season, including Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado and Hokkaido, along with the ICA Facility
  • HITMAN Game of the Year Edition Content – Four missions from the Patient Zero Campaign, three themed Escalation Contracts that unlock three unique weapons, as well as the Clown Suit, Cowboy Suit and Raven Suit
  • HITMAN Bonus Episode – Featuring 3 Bonus Missions in Sapienza and Marrakesh
  • HITMAN: Blood Money Requiem Pack – Including the Requiem Suit, Pale Duck Explosive and ICA Chrome Pistol
  • All Featured Contracts, Escalation Contracts, Challenge Packs and game updates from HITMAN Season One and HITMAN Game of the Year Edition

A special costume pack will also be included that features costumes from Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas

Monster Hunter: World - Patch 2.01 Now Live


Here's what it does:

  • In Update Ver. 2.00, a balance update was done to the bow’s Dragon Piercer attack to fix a bug where you could shoot past the attack’s angle limitations. However due to this update, when the target is lined up with the reticle at a very fast speed and the Dragon Piercer fires, it was discovered that the player may not be able to face in the direction of the reticle. This has been fixed so that even if the player is aiming at a target quickly in a direction they are not facing, the reticle will still be able to aim in that direction. (Please note that during Dragon Piercer, if the reticle is aimed at an area outside of the allowed range, the attack will fire in the direction the player is facing)
  • When selecting loadouts during Arena Quests, a bug occurred where the item window order would change. However, this has now been retooled as part of the game design.

FFXIV - Patch Notes For April 3rd


A single change is all we get today:

  • Gerolt can now appraise Anemos crystals in stacks of 10 or 50 in exchange for protean crystals.

Spider-Man release date coming tomorrow


Their tweet is a little bit of a tease, but Insomniac did go on to confirm that a release date is definitely coming tomorrow.

Dark Souls Remastered - List of Changes Revealed


Coming from IGN:

Graphics

  • Dark Souls Remastered will have a 4K resolution with a compatible TV / monitor at 60 frames per second on the Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PC. It will display upscaled 4K resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One, while the PC version will be native 4K.
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.
  • On the Switch, it will have a 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second when docked to TV, and 720p resolution at 30fps when in handheld mode.

Online Multiplayer

  • The maximum number of players online has increased from 4 to 6.
  • The Dried Finger item will be needed to play with 6 players.
  • The Dried Finger has been moved from the Painted World of Ariamis level to the Undead Burg merchant to be obtainable earlier in the game. The Dried Finger location in the Painted World has been replaced with a Twin Humanities item.
  • Password Matchmaking is now available, similar to Dark Souls 3. When a player is summoned in Password Matchmaking the player level will be synced.
  • It’s now easier for friends to be matched with each other. When the guest player’s character level and weapon is higher than that of the host player, the level will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Healing items will not be available during PvP with the exception of Estus Flasks. To prevent long and drawn out battles, the number of Estus Flasks is halved for phantoms.
  • When a player defeats an invading phantom, their Estus Flask is restored.
  • Players can turn on / off global matchmaking.
  • Players can now prevent matched Red Phantoms from seeing their “White Sign Soapstone” sign.
  • layers can no longer summon ally phantoms consecutively when in combat with enemy phantoms.
  • In online play, players who are outside of the host’s parameter range will not be matched with each other (the players can still be matched via Password Matching).

Arena

  • Three-versus-three and six-player deathmatch have been added.
  • Arena battles can also use Password Matching.
  • Respawn points will be random.

Miscellaneous

  • Players can select the number of usable items, such as consumable souls or covenant items, to use instead of one at a time as in the original game.
  • The number of languages has been increased to the number found in Dark Souls 3.
  • A Bonfire has been added next to Vamos the Blacksmith.
  • Covenants can be switched at Bonfires.
  • Button configuration is available.
  • Items will not automatically be registered into an item slot when picked up.
  • When the up or down directional pad button is held down, the first item equipped will be selected.
  • The online network has been changed from P2P to dedicated servers.

New games added to Playstation Now


Here is the full lineup of games added to PS Now for April:

  • APB Reloaded
  • Azkend 2
  • Baseball Riot
  • Dark Rose Valkyrie
  • Dead Island Retro Revenge
  • Dynamite Fishing World Games
  • F1 2016
  • Homefront
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Mighty No. 9
  • Omega Quintet

Rocket League v1.43 Patch Notes

Patch goes live at 1PM EDT


THE HEADLINES

  • Players can now create and join Tournaments
  • Quality Connection Status icons will appear in the HUD if players are experiencing connection problems
  • Players can now receive a “Chat Ban” that restricts the banned player from sending chat messages in online play
  • [Nintendo Switch] Video Capture and ‘Quality Mode’ have been added
  • Expanded inventory organization and filtering in the Garage
  • Enhanced Crowd Audio
  • ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 2’ is now available to all players under Music Playlists.   

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IGN receives package which seems to hint at a Spyro remake


IGN has received a mysterious package that appears to indicate that the heavily rumored Spyro the Dragon remake will be announced soon.

The package, as seen above, contains a scaly, purple egg, and a note that reads "Something's about to hatch." The name on the card, Falcon McBob, is the name tied to the Spyro the dragon twitter account. 

While it is possible that this is some crazy elaborate ruse, I would bet on an official announcement in the coming weeks. If not sooner.