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Pokemon Go Earth Day Rewards Last Till April 30

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Pokemon Go players who missed the opportunity to participate in the game’s Earth Day event, myself included,  can still reap the awards that were offered on April 22.

On social media, Pokemon Go announced because of the participation, the rewards for the Earth Day will last until April 30.

During April 22, Pokemon Go encouraged trainers to go outside and pick up trash and participate in clean up events in their area.  

Developer Niantic Labs promised in-game rewards for players who participated in these events and a total of 4,000 trainers showed up. The big numbers resulted in unlocking that means highest reward tier for the event – three times the Stardust on all Grass, Earth and Water Pokémon they caught.

On PokemonGoLive, Niantic said they were inspired by Mission Blue and partnered with non-governmental organizations and Playmob for the event.

The increased amount of stardust will help trainers power their Pokemon as they take on top-tier raid battles and gyms.

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Trainers can also expect to see different Pokemon pop up more frequently, including the third-generation Wailmer and Magikarp, both of which require 400 candy to evolve to Wailord and Gyarados, respectively. Having the chance to catch more Magikarp will especially help trainers who are in the middle of the Special Research Quests to catch Mew.

As for Wailmer, there is a chance trainers could catch a shiny version of the whale Pokemon, another Earth Day reward from Niantic, though it won’t be easy – not that shiny hunting is ever a walk in the park.

Other water Pokemon like Poliwag, Corphish and Remoraid have also appeared more frequently. Poliwag has two second-evolutions that require 100 candies, Poliwrath and Politoed. Both Corphish and Remoraid have evolutions that require 50 candies – Crawdaunt and Octillery.

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Some trainers, like myself, may see an increase of grass Pokemon like Oddish and Hoppip. Like Poliwag, Oddish has two second-evolutions requiring 100 candy – Vileplume and Bellossom. Hoppip’s second-evolution is Jumpluff, who also requires 100 candies.  

Trainers can also sport a free top in support of Earth Day – it is an image of Pikachu riding a Lapras. Fans of the anime will enjoy this as Pikachu is one of the main characters while Lapras was a member of Ash’s team during his journey through the Orange Islands. 

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In other Pokemon Go news, it appears trainers can find additional raids with different Pokemon depending on their area.

According to a report from ComicBookcom, via the Pokemon Go Hub website, Walrein, Duskull, and Pinsir now appear as Raid Bosses in North America, South America, and Africa. Shuppet, Houndoom, and Granbull now appear as Raid Bosses in Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Duskull and Shuppet  are two of the one-tier Pokemon raid bosses and should be easy enough for one trainer to take down on their own. Trainers who decide to face Walrein, Houndoom, Granbull and Pinsir may want to grab a friend or two to face these Pokemon.

Pokemon Go also announced Professor Willow Week. The game is encouraging trainers to share their Professor Willow art and cosplay and will post their favorite images throughout the week.

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Epic Games Releases Roadmap of Cross-Platform Game Service for Developers

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Epic Games is planning to release a suite of cross-platform services that they intend to be free for all developers, releasing a roadmap of their plans.

Epic announced on Wednesday that a free service which supports cross-platform play across all major platforms “to the full extent each platform allows per-title.”

“At Epic, our goal is to help game developers succeed. Throughout 2019, we’ll be launching a large set of cross-platform game services originally built for Fortnite, and battle-tested with 200,000,000 players across 7 platforms. These services will be free for all developers, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores. As a developer, you’re free to choose mix-and-match solutions from Epic and others as you wish.”

Here is the roadmap:

  • Cross-Platform Login, Friends, Presence, Profile, and Entitlements (coming Q2-Q3 2019 to PC, other platforms throughout 2019): Provides the core functionality for persistently recognizing players across multiple sessions and devices; identifying friends; and managing free and paid item entitlements. This will support all 7 major platforms (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch) to the full extent each platform allows per-title.
  • PC/Mac Overlay API (coming Q3 2019): Provides a user interface for login, friends, and other features in a game-agnostic, engine-agnostic way.
  • Cross-Platform Voice Comms (coming Q3 2019 to all platforms): Epic is building a new in-game voice communications service supporting all platforms, all stores, and all engines, which will be available for free. (For developers needing an immediately-available voice solution, check out Discord, Vivox, TeamSpeak, Ventrilo, and Mumble.)
  • Cross-Platform Parties and Matchmaking (coming Q3-4 2019 to all platforms)
  • Cross-Platform Data Storage, Cloud-Saved Games (coming Q2 2019)
  • Cross-Platform Achievements and Trophies (coming Q3 2019)

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Blizzard Working On Pokemon Go Style Warcraft Game

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Are you ready to bring the Warcraft experience to the next level? Well, Blizzard reportedly is, and they have their eyes targeting something rather big outside of the development of Diablo immortal, according to a recent report from Kotaku.

Amid the widespread backlash from fans over the Diablo Immortal title, Blizzard is reportedly working on a World of Warcraft game that’s loosely based on the insanely popular concept of Pokémon Go that has been a constant force in the gaming community over the past few years.

Blizzard is yet to give a release date for Diablo Immortal, but news of a plan in the works for a mobile version WoW game seems incredibly exciting.

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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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