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Mortal Kombat 11 Rolls Out New Update

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A brand new update has rolled out for Mortal Kombat 11 and it will focus on the game’s economy and the Towers of Time.

Here are the patch notes, which were posted on Reddit.

General Gameplay Adjustments

• Fixed an exploit that allowed for more than one variation of a character to be set as default, which could then result in an online desync when trying to select that character

• Fixed a rare issue that occurred if the user lost internet connectivity while customizing their character, which would sometimes result in that variation being saved with some items being locked

• Fixed a rare issue that was affecting some user progression after using Kenshi’s blindfold in the Krypt to fully drain their Soul Fragments

• Move list and frame data corrections

• Integrated launch day gameplay server-side data

• Tweaks to online match-making

• AI adjustments

• Fixed a rare crash involving trying to use quick moves list in story mode

• Fixed a rare crash in the Totem Pole tower in The Gauntlet

• Fixed a crash related to pausing and unpausing the game

• Corrected some incorrect instruction text in tutorial mode

• Enabled Dev Slayer functionality

• Kitana’s Fans will no longer sometimes remain invisible if she is interrupted out of Edenian Fade with specific timing

• Hotfix server data will no longer sometimes become invalid when the game is booted up online

• Fixed a rare crash involving using a consumable near a chest in The Krypt

• Increased rewards for breakables in The Krypt

• Adjusted rewards from AI Battle mode

• Increased Koin rewards for winning Ranked Matches

Towers of Time Adjustments

• Adjusted AI difficulty curve

• Further opponent health reductions in higher level Towers

• Performing a Fatal Blow while standing in an active modifier will no longer sometimes cause unexpected behavior or a crash

• Ice based modifiers will no longer attempt to freeze players during invalid states

• Adjusted and removed modifiers from many Daily Towers

• Increased Koin Rewards for kompleting Towers and Tower Platforms

• Increased Dragon Challenge Koin rewards

• Increased post fight Koin rewards

• Increased amount of Hearts earned from Fatalities, Brutalities, and Mercies

• Lowered modifier damage for many modifiers

• Adjusted the lifespan of several modifiers

• Dramatically increased cooldowns on Tag Assist modifiers

• Fixed a missing Reduced Damage modifier in The Gauntlet

• Several Gift/Curse Modifiers are now considered projectiles allowing them to interact with moves that effect projectiles as intended

• Adjusted Gauntlet difficulty and progression requirements

• Disabler Konsumables now work with all intended modifiers

• Improved targeting for several Konsumables

• Sektor Hunter Killer Protocol Modifier is now disabled by the Rocket Disabler Konsumable

• Corrected some multipliers on Augments for some characters which were inconsistent with others

• Fixed incorrect Armor interactions with some Modifiers

• Decreased Konsumable cooldowns for players

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Dota 2 New Hero is Snapfire

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Dota 2 is rolling out a brand new hero, and this time it’s a grandma wielding a shotgun.

Snapfire is the latest hero to join the roster, and she is expected to arrive, shotgun and all, sometime this fall.

Oh, and she won’t be coming alone as she comes with a giant lizard friend, and a senior citizen badass who loves to bake cookies, because that’s what grandmother’s do.

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Fortnite’s B.R.U.T.E Mech Officially Nerfed

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Finally, Fortnite has nerfed the highly-powerful B.R.U.T.E mech that was introduced during the launch of Season 10.

The nerf will likely delight a number of fans, who have been calling for the mech’s removal as the mech has been almost unstoppable, and has altered gameplay tremendously when in play.

While it’s not a removal, it will make the mech a less over-powering force when in gameplay.

Additionally, the Junk Rift has been disabled in FNCS tournament and Arena playlists.

Here are the details


B.R.U.T.E.

  • Decreased the maximum amount of rockets fired by the B.R.U.T.E. in a single charge from 10 to 6.
  • Decreased the rate at which the rockets are fired from the B.R.U.T.E. by 56%.
  • Our goal with these changes is to increase the back and forth between the users of the B.R.U.T.E. and the players they face. These changes allow the players on the receiving end of the missile volley to have more time to react and protect themselves.
  • Decreased the radius of the B.R.U.T.E.’s rocket explosion by 42%.
  • Our goal with this change is to improve consistency and understanding around focused barrages of missiles. B.R.U.T.E.s will continue to be a strong option against structures, but less lethal against players.
  • Increased the dash cooldown from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • The previous dash cooldown not only increased the B.R.U.T.E.’s mobility, but also made the B.R.U.T.E.s a harder target to hit from distance than we’d like. The adjustment here reduces the ability to close gaps quickly while in the B.R.U.T.E. while also increasing the ability to land shots on target for players facing the B.R.U.T.E.
  • Decreased the velocity gained from boosting while in air by 33%.
  • We want to reduce a B.R.U.T.E.’s ability to engage and disengage at long distances to encourage a more strategic approach to an encounter. In general we hope to shift B.R.U.T.E.s away from being highly mobile and put more emphasis on their already defensive nature.
  • The B.R.U.T.E. no longer grants materials to the driver and passenger when stomping or dashing through the environment.
  • Note: This change should roll out shortly following the other changes.
  • Our goal is to add more tension between being in and out of a B.R.U.T.E. as well as reduce instances where players can farm faster than intended without exposing themselves to danger.
  • Adjusted the variability of spawn rates for storm phases 1, 2, and 3 in core modes. Arena spawn rates will remain unchanged.
  • Previously, the early stages of a match were guaranteed a minimum amount of B.R.U.T.E.s. We’d like to provide a little more variance to that experience so that matches don’t always play out the same way. The overall average number of B.R.U.T.E.s per game is reduced slightly.
  • Decreased the material cost of using the gunner’s overshield from 200 to 75.
  • Our goal is to further emphasize use of materials for positive defensive benefit.
  • Increased the Health of the B.R.U.T.E from 1000 to 1250.
  • With the above changes, users of the B.R.U.T.E. need to play a bit more strategic than before, so we want to give a little bit longer of a window to do so.

Storm phase 1

  • New spawn rates
  • 29% chance to spawn 0.
  • 14.3% chance to spawn 1.
  • 14.3% chance to spawn 2.
  • 14.3% chance to spawn 3.
  • 14.3% chance to spawn 4.
  • 14.3% chance to spawn 5.
  • Old spawn rates
  • 33% chance to spawn 2.
  • 33% chance to spawn 3.
  • 33% chance to spawn 4.

Storm phase 2

  • New spawn rates
  • 25% chance to spawn 0.
  • 25% chance to spawn 1.
  • 25% chance to spawn 2.
  • 25% chance to spawn 3.
  • Old spawn rates
  • 33% chance to spawn 2.
  • 33% chance to spawn 3.
  • 33% chance to spawn 4.

Storm phase 3

  • New spawn rates
  • 25% chance to spawn 0.
  • 25% chance to spawn 1.
  • 25% chance to spawn 2.
  • 25% chance to spawn 3.
  • Old spawn rates
  • 33% chance to spawn 1.
  • 33% chance to spawn 2.
  • 33% chance to spawn 3.

Junk Rift

  • The Junk Rift has been temporarily removed from Arena playlists. This is due to an audio issue caused when the portal is significantly higher than a player.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Gunfight Alpha Now Live on Playstation 4

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Activision has opened the alpha test of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight early, and it is now available on Playstation 4, ahead of schedule nonetheless.

Activision turned servers on almost 24 hours earlier than expected, and the alpha already has a Playstation Store page so you can queue the 36GB download.

According to developer Infinity Ward, Gunfight will be included in the September beta.

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