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Monster Hunter World Update Has Major Bug Fixes

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The latest update for Monster Hunter World is addressing a number of bugs that is sure to make an already happy fan-base even more pleased with the gaming experience.

Here is everything that is being addressed in the Monster Hunter World update V1.0.3, courtesy of Capcom:

Major changes for Xbox One:

  •  Fixed all matchmaking functionality issues for Xbox One players, including “Matchmake”, “Filter Search”, “Squad Sessions Session” and “Respond to SOS”.

Major changes for PS4 and Xbox One:

  • Fixed a rare issue with gathering points and bounties not working correctly; points counter were not updating correctly.
  • Fixed two issues with the Hunting Horn:
    • Players would sometimes be unable to dodge-cancel while playing an Encore;
    • The initial shockwave blast when playing a song sometimes wouldn’t happen.

For fans who are not already familiar, below are release notes for all previous patches since the games release:

Day 1 patch:

Online and additional systems
  • Multiplayer
  • Event quests
  • Chat functionality
  • Ability to claim rewards from the Housekeeper in your room
  • Gallery Mode added to title menu

Additional text languages
NOTE: Additional text languages vary by region; all versions feature voice and text in Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

  • North America, South America: Brazilian Portuguese
  • Europe, Middle East, Oceania, Africa, India: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian
  • Asia: Traditional Chinese, Korean
  • Japan: no additional text languages

Patch 1.02:

Bug Fixes

Based on feedback from the Beta tests, we’ve made adjustments to address the issue of excessive hits registering when using certain weapons in combination with items and abilities, such as:

  • Torch Pod (Slinger)
  • Wyvernblast (Light Bowgun)
  • Large Barrel Bomb (Item)
  • Health Booster (Specialized Tool)
  • Shock Trap (Item)

Poogie!

Hunting monsters is hard work and, sometimes, hunters need to unwind. Petting an adorable Poogie is the perfect way to get your mind off those razor-sharp Anjanath fangs that closed on you just moments ago. Pet it (the Poogie, not the Anjanath) the right way and it’ll eventually start warming up to you, even letting you pick it up and take it all over Astera! You might even be rewarded for your kindness…

Claim your rewards

As noted above, this update adds the ability to claim rewards from the Housekeeper. This will be key when getting those sweet pre-order bonuses, digital deluxe items and/or Commendation Packs you’ve earned by playing the Betas on PS4! Here’s how to tackle each scenario:

Pre-Order bonus (Origin Set, Fair Wind Charm):

  1. Download the Pre-order items from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace.
  2. Launch the game;
  3. Go into your room, in Astera;
  4. Talk to the Housekeeper;
  5. Select “Claim Bonuses”;
  6. Pre-order bonuses will be delivered to your Equipment Box.

Deluxe Edition items (Samurai Set, Face Paint, Haircut):
Items are included in the Digital Deluxe version. Collector’s Edition includes download code. Deluxe Kit also sold separately in the PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace.

  1. Download the Deluxe Kit from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace.
  2. Launch the game;
  3. Go into your room, in Astera;
  4. Talk to the Housekeeper;
  5. Select “Claim Bonuses”;
  6. Deluxe Edition items will be selectable from the “Change Appearance” menu in the Equipment Box in your room.

Beta Rewards (Commendation Packs, Face Paint):
NOTE: PlayStation 4 exclusive. Can only be claimed on ONE character.

  1. Launch the game using the same PlayStation Network ID used to play the Beta;
  2. Go into your room, in Astera;
  3. Talk to the Housekeeper;
  4. Select “Claim Bonuses”;
  5. Items in the Commendation Packs will be sent to your Item Box;
  6. Camouflage Face Paint will be selectable from the “Change Appearance” menu in the Equipment Box in your room.

 

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible

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Ninja Gaiden 2 is now backwards compatible for the Xbox One becoming the latest Xbox 360 game to make it to Xbox One and also be enhanced for Xbox One X.

Ninja Gaiden 2 is now available for those who already own it digitally or own the physical copy of the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Joker, New Stage Builder

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A brand new update for Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has introduced a new stage builder, and Persona 5’s Joker as well.

Joker will be available as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, or can be acquired through the Challenger Pack 1: Joker DLC.

The new stage builder is a drastic improvement for the game, and something that has been leaked in the past week or so.

It allows players to build their own arenas, opening up and endless workd of creativity when it comes to customizing a player’s experience.

The update rolls out a Video Editor as well which allows players to edit any
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate videos they have saved.

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Apex Legends Update 1.1.1 Focuses on Caustic and Gibraltar

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In the newly rolled out update for Apex Legends, both Caustic and Gibraltar take center stage and get some much needed attention.

Respawn Entertainment has officially released Apex Legends update 1.1.1 and the update reduces the damage taken by both characters.

Additionally, a round of weapon balancing has been applied, a 50% speed increase was made to the Jump Ship, and a UI bug was addressed.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of what has rolled out, specifically for both characters.

Caustic

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gas Damage per tick increased: 1 -> 4
  • Ultimate Throw distance increased: 28 meters -> 33 meters

Gibralter

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gun Shield health increased: 50 -> 75
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