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Playground in Fortnite still needs this one option for it to be perfect

In Fortnite: Battle Royale the training mode “Playground” got an update. You can now set various parameters. This is well received, but players want even more customization options. Above all, they lack one thing: They want old weapons back.

What is the playground? The playground is a kind of training sandbox mode for Fortnite. There you can do whatever you want for 45 minutes. Both alone and with up to four players.

There are respawns, lots of loot and much more resources to mine than usual. That’s why players have already built the craziest creations and even created their own mini-games just for the playground.

In addition, there is now an update that gives you more options for the playground.

New playground with user-defined parameters

This brings the new playground: With the update of the playground you now have the choice: You can play the playground as usual. Or you can use the “Custom Options” button to set your own rules for the round. These options have been in the game before, but have been removed due to errors.

Now the options are back and include:

  • Shields are automatically full or half full.
  • You have full life force or less.
  • Your items will be dropped when you die, or not.
  • There is fall damage or none.
  • Gravity is normal, low or even very low.
  • Should there be a day cycle in the way you play, or should there always be day or night domination,
  • Permanent display of player name and position, only in the team or not at all.

More fun thanks to options: With these parameters you can do a lot of funny new things in the playground. These include absurd bouncy castles with minimal gravity or epic shootouts with full shields.

And players who fall anywhere all the time will certainly look forward to the option to turn off the fall damage.


Fans want even more options and a very special

The new options are well received by Fortnite fans. But there are still some wishes that fans are asking for as additional customization options:

  • Alternative spawn options
  • Direct fall instead of slipping
  • Limited weapon selection, for example only sniper rifles or only shotguns
  • Adjustable time limit, until when the storm arrives

Players all want weapons: The most cherished wish of the community, however, is to have an option that ALL weapons that ever existed in the game can be found in the meadow.

So also and especially the hums that Epic has taken out of the game in the last 12 months. Among them the Drum Gun or even the legendary laser rifle Zapotron from Season 1.

Whether Epic will comply is still unclear. But it wouldn’t be the first time that the developers have implemented a wish from the community. So now there’s an option to thank the bus driver in the game.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Major development milestone reached

The release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is imminent. In a recent Twitter entry the developers of Ubisoft announce: The new adventure has reached gold status. This concludes the development work on the final version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. So nothing stands in the way of a punctual release. The action adventure with RPG elements will be released on 5 October for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has reached an important milestone in its development. Ubisoft announces via Twitter that the action adventure has reached gold status. The development of the final version is now complete. A punctual release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is now possible. The release is scheduled for October 5th. The adventure will be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In Japan, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will also be released for Nintendo Switch. “We hope you’ll have as much fun playing as we do developing,” the developers write on Twitter, adding, “We can’t wait to see which paths you choose.”

The main version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is finished. But the work for the developers doesn’t end there. Just recently, Ubisoft announced extensive post-launch plans for the adventure. Odyssey, for example, has a Season Pass that comes with a lot of content. Two story sheets await you. The first of these chapters is called “The Legacy of the Blade,” which appears in several episodes.

The adventure introduces you to the first hero to use the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. The first episode of this story arc will be available in December. More episodes will follow every six weeks. The second story sheet has been announced for spring 2019. Free content for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is also planned.

Win 100.000 V-Bucks & the New Fortnite Tournament

Win V-Bucks

Skins in Fortnite have become a status symbol for most of the players. If someone has no skin – also called the “default” skin – players will think he or she is a bad player and easy to kill. If you, however, have the newest skins, you will be seen as cool and other players will be more cautious in their attack towards you.

The problem is, that you have to have V-Bucks in your Fortnite account to get skins. V-bucks are the in-game currency of Fortnite and you have to pay real money to acquire it. A lot of giveaways are on the web and there is one website, which gives you the possibility to win 100,000 v-bucks if you “learn” about online scams. They want to educate the young audience(since most players of Fortnite are under 18) on important online issues- so they created a 6-part internet safety guide, which you can read while participating in the giveaway.

New Fortnite Tournament

Fortnite will soon start the next eSports tournament. After the initially mixed Summer Skirmish, Epic now wants to do everything right from the start in the Skirmish case. The game itself offers ideal conditions for this.

What do we know about the Skirmish case? The eSport-Turnier Fall Skirmish will be shorter than the previous tournament. Instead of 8, it should only take 6 weeks.

There is more money for that. In the summer it was “only” 8 million US dollars. The tournament in autumn, on the other hand, is supposed to come up with 10 million dollars.

Tournament not only for professionals

How can I participate? More details about the tournament will be announced by Epic. However, it is very likely that they will continue to rely on a mix of established eSports professionals and amateurs from the community.

In the summer, you were able to register for the tournament if you did particularly well in the regular ladder showdown events. As a result, several previously unknown players were awarded massive prize money in Summer Skirmish.

If Epic uses this mode again, the first qualifiers are likely to start soon at the start of Season 6 at the end of September.

Even more money for winners: Already in Summer Skirmish, players could draw enormous rewards of up to 250,000 US dollars. But since Epic offers 2 million dollars more prize money and 2 weeks less playing time in the next tournament, the individual winners’ rewards are likely to be even more substantial. So it’s better to train already.

Fortnite Tournament

Meta-Game just ideal for tournaments

That’s why the autumn tournament should be really good: The Summer Skirmish had a bad start and the first round even had to be finished early. Afterwards, it slowly got better and Epic achieved a good overall result in the end.

With the Skirmish case, however, Epic could deliver good games right from the start. Because the current Meta-Gameplay prefers fast, active and aggressive tactics. Especially the new grapple makes fortresses only conditionally useful.

The new rules for the storm in the final phase also cause buildings to collapse quickly. This protects the servers and brings more speed into the game: Ideal for exciting eSports tournaments that are seen by many fans.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Is Black Ops a Good Game?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Call of Duty: Black Ops is a military-themed FPS game which has both a campaign mode and an online mode. In the Campaign mode, players are immersed in the 1960s Cold Mar and they play the role of a special ops soldier who is being interrogated. The missions in the campaign take the player all over the world. They spend time in the U.S.S.R, in Hong Kong, and even in the brutal Vietnam trenches.

The online mode is what draws most people to the series, thoguh. In this, the players engage in team-based battles and earn ranks, new equipment and more powerful weapons like these.

The online mode requires a lot of practice and skill, and as players learn the maps, the synergy between the weapons, and the best strategies, they will rank up. Many players join clans and hone their strategies together.

Black Ops is a very challenging game, and it is aimed at adults. It has open voice chat, which means that there is the chance of encountering profanity and abusive players. The developers, Activision, do try to clamp down on cheaters and people who are abusive, but because the player community is so large it is hard for them to stop everything.

Black Ops has been received well by critics, and it has a huge established player base. Fans of the previous Call of Duty games have, for the most part, migrated over to it, and the player base is quite active with cheats and daily tips. It is, however, important that players understand that the game does have a huge focus on the online component, and this means that you are dependent on it having an active player base.

It is not a game that would ‘age well’ in that respect, because the single player campaign is quite short.

Black Ops is available on consoles and on PC. As is typical for most games, the player bases do not cross over. This means that if you want to play it with your friends you will need to make sure that you all get it on the same platform.

The matchmaking, if you are not in a party, is skill based, so if you are playing as a solo player you should get put into groups where you will be challenged, but not at a huge disadvantage. As the game matures, it does become harder for new players to find ‘easy games’ because the player base will know the maps and have had more practice than you, but it does not take a lot of time to get a decent level of familiarity, and there are streams that you can watch, with commentary, that will help you to understand the game and to learn what you are supposed to be doing in each role.

Taking a little time to understand the mechanics will make the game a lot more satisfying for you, and allow you to be competitive in any role, even at a lower level and with less equipment.