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New Overwatch Patch Gives Sombra Infinite Invisibility

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Blizzard is employing an update that once again will alter one of the most difficult characters to master, Sombra.

Blizzard is hoping to make her less challenging to use with their new update as players are pushing for the character to be more balanced and more creative.

The new update is giving her infinite invisibility, a drastic change to her character that will likely have a major impact on gameplay for everyone.

“The Sombra changes, I was a little surprised with the feedback online where people thought it was an overall nerf,” lead designer Geoff Goodman said, according to VG247.

“We gave her a lot of buffs and a lot of nerfs at the same time. The Sombra changes are a lot about giving her more flexibility in how she plays, and that flexibility gives her a lot more power.”

“It just seemed like this intense game of micromanagement and these timers, and you often have these situations where you slightly mistime something,” Goodman said. “None of that is the fun of being invisible and shooting people and hacking people.”

“The way it originally started, I was like, ‘How far can we actually push this invisibility?’,” Goodman stated. “So we doubled it and tried that, but we was like, ‘Is this really much different to being infinite?’ Even though infinite invisibility sounds really powerful, you do need to come out and build your ultimate, harass them, hack the right targets. So we tried infinite on both the translocator and the stealth, to take those timers out of your mind so you can focus more on the timing of when you hack or do damage to people, and it was just so game-changing for her – the ability to stealth, get where you want and be in position.

“Because she’s so much about timing – you get that hack just as your team are coming in or you get that damage on an enemy Zenyatta just after he takes a sniper body shot. You can pop out because you’re right there, not waiting for your stealth to recharge. It’s so much more fun to play her this way.”

Although the changes seem quite significant, Goodman says it’s still the same character.

“She kind of felt the same, she just kind of pops out and does her thing,” Goodman says.

“You don’t really get the feeling she’s been there the whole time – from your perspective she doesn’t feel hugely different or hugely more powerful. It was a win on that side too.”

Goodman also understands the pushback on most of their tweaks to Sombra.

“I kind of understand where some of the feedback is coming from, where they’re worried about how she moves a little slower now because she can stealth permanently,” Goodman explained.

“It used to be more of a burst of speed. You still move a lot faster, you move 50% faster, but it used to be 75% faster, so some people are worried about those changes. But I think when people play her they will realise she’s a lot more powerful, more useful, and more flexible.”

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Fortnite v6.30 Update Arrives

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A new update has arrived for Fortnite, and v6.30 brings with it Wild West LTM, Dynamite and Ghost Pitsol.

Epic Games seems to be honing in on the overwhelming success of Red Dead Redemption 2 with both the release of Ashe in Overwatch and the introduction of the very RD2-ish Wild West Limited Time Mode, where you can defeat enemies using “weapons from frontier times” like Six Shooters or Double-Barrel Shotguns, in this week’s update.

Here is the rundown:

Fortnite Battle Royale patch notes

Limited Time Mode: Wild West

Fight for the Victory Royale using a limited set of weapons and items such as Hunting Rifles, Shotguns and Dynamite.

Available Weapons:

  • Hunting Rifle
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • Six Shooter
  • Minigun

Available Items:

  • Campfire
  • Bandages
  • Medical Kits
  • Dynamite
  • Slurp Juice

Supply Drops can contain:

  • Epic Six Shooters
  • Legendary Double Barrel Shotguns and Miniguns
  • Slurp Juice

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • New Weapon: Dynamite
  • Uncommon rarity, found in stacks of 3.
  • Available from floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.
  • 70 damage to players and 800 damage to structures.
  • Explosion is in the shape of a flat cylinder
  • 1600 units in diameter and 384 units in height.
  • Initiating a throw will start a 5-second fuse that can’t be canceled.
  • Throw range is shorter than standard Grenades.

EVENTS

  • New Tournament: Scavenger Pop-Up Cup Duos
  • Scavenger game mode adjustments:
  • Material cap reduced from 500 to 300.
  • Drop count of Clingers and Grenades increased from 3 to 5.
  • Safe zone changes
  • Reduced the radius of Circle 3 from 20000 to 15000
  • Reduced the radius of Circle 4 from 10000 to 7500
  • Circle 4 is now the first circle partially outside of the previous safe zone (was circle 5)
  • Increased chances of supply drops in later circles
  • Circle 9 now travels twice as far but takes twice as long to close

Fortnite Save the World patch notes

HEROES

  • 8 Bit Demo returns to the Weekly Store.
  • Explosives expert who groups enemies with Decoy before finishing them with a hail of missiles.
  • Available Wednesday, November 21 at 7 PM EST until Wednesday, November 28 at 7 PM EST.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Ghost Pistol added to the Weekly Store.
  • A slow firing pistol that shoots ghostly projectiles that pass through walls and enemies.
  • Available Wednesday, November 21 at 7 PM EST until Wednesday, November 28 at 7 PM EST.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bosses Rathalos, Giga Bowser, and Galleom In Action

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bosses are in action in the following video, giving you a look at Giga Bowser, Galleom, and Monster Hunter’s Rathalos.

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Man Throws Fit at Gamestop Over Fallout 76

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Let’s face it, we have all purchased a game and ended up wishing we hadn’t. But one man who wasn’t happy with his recent purchase of Fallout 76 took it a little bit too far with his reaction at a Gamestop store, and thanks to a post on ResetEra, we can see it all unfold.

Thank you Internet!

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