Epic Games has been in the spooky spirit since the start of this season. The latest season has been entirely based around Halloween and horror films/ stories.This latest model they’ve incorporated into the battle royal mode is a challenging yet exciting newish mode. With tons of new content.
For starters in playground mode they put in a couple of mini games that can be found the the edges of what use to be loot lake. They include a few target practice modes and a building exercise to help improve your skills in the game. As well as the stadium that we all love and even a boat because why not!
New challenges have been added for this mode as well; although they all haven’t come out at once they’ll all be released in days to come. So giving you sprays, to even a new gliders that looks pretty spooky. As well as a new skin Deadfire who’ll only be in the shop for a little while longer. The cool thing about him is that he levels up as you do the challenges. Just like a few of the season pass characters.
But for the game itself there is one big noticeable change. The floating house in center of the lake is completely destroyed. Even more than before it was with pieces of land broken up all around the area with the house in a few different pieces. If you manage to look past that two new guns have been added into the game, one being a six shooter which is pretty much a cowboy gun. The crossbow has even managed to find its way back into the game and it’s still as fun as it was before. You won’t have to worry about ammo when using it because it’s unlimited so have a blast; it doesn’t hurt that it does a massive amount of damage against the monsters you’ll face.
Now with the game itself Fortnitemares is part of the normal game modes. If you do solo, duos, or even squads! It’s still the same rules be the last man standing but with monsters all over the place. From the looks of it they’re spawning from shades of the cube, and the only way to stop them from spawning is destroying the sharde. In which they’re coming from. It’s pretty fun because when you’re in a game and can’t find anyone this will keep you busy and entertained.
But one about the monsters is it’s easy to get over runned by them. They’ll destroy your buildings so be careful. It’s easy to get the jump on other players or teams when you see them being chased by a horde so make sure it doesn’t happen to you. If your build does get destroyed when your high up have no fear because they added hang gliders back. So when you’re falling from great heights you can deploy your glider to evade taking fall damage.
Be sure to play this mode before it’s gone because it won’t be here for long!
The long anticipated season 6 is finally here! There was a lot of people guess what the cube would do once it landed into Loot lake and we finally got a answer with a whole lot of new content for this season. The theme of this is a bit of a no brainer Halloween.
For starters one of the biggest changes to happen this season is the Loot Lake. Now since the cube went into the lake the house is floating in the middle of the air! It’s become a hot drop again since it is offering more chest, and a semi new spot to land. The house is surrounded by all the junk that was under the water that we couldn’t see before. With the inside staying the same as usual. There’s a few ways to get there, one you could just land, or ride the tornado up that’s keeping it a float.
Another big change is the castle near Haunted Hills. The castle is very fitting for the location right next to the graveyards so it gives it that creepy factor you’re looking for in a Halloween theme. There is a few items to grab but doesn’t offer all that much, if anything it’s just nice to look at in awe.
The last big noticeable change is where the cube left its mark. This season got introduced Shadow Stones. Pretty much what they do is make you invisible for a short amount of time, as well as run super fast and go through walls. But just because you’re invisible doesn’t mean you can’t take damage.
Those are the biggest changes to the game some there are a lot of minor things too. For one the sky is a whole lot darker now, with lighting in the sky. Also a nice little touch are some shops are costume stores, and some buildings have Halloween decorations.
Last but not least the battle pass. It’s set with tons of new skins that are worth the buy. For instance they have a more darker version of Little Red Riding Hood, and a werewolf at the very end. Those are just a few of the skins but all of them this season are on point, you could argue that it’s better than last season.
But possibly the biggest thing to happen yet is cross platform was enabled for everyone! So now you can play with your buddies on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even your phone! This is huge for gaming everywhere, and it’s awesome that it came just in time for the new season. That alone is game changing! So hurry up we only got 9 more weeks till the season ends!
Stephens College in Columbia Missouri is jumping into the wonderful world of Esports. Matter of fact they’ve just announced their Varsity Esports team, with full support with scholarships. According to ESPN the program will start in the Fall of 2017, and they’re going to be competing in OverWatch. According to the college they chose OverWatch specifically b/c of it’s strong female characters.
Similar projects like this have launched but with mixed genders colleges across the U.S. Even University of Utah became on of the forefront schools launching a League of Legends varsity Esports program. Other major schools seem to be jumping on board and joining this cause.
Since Stephen’s College is an all Female school, there Esports team will consists of nothing but women. Making it the very first all female Esports team. This has never happened in the history of Esports so expect a grand entrance for them. Even though gender segregation is not a problem in the ESL. A ESL player by the name of Stephen Harvey stated she’d love to play for them to be “stepping stone” towards a more diverse league. Many other famous female gamers agree with her and would love to play for them, to be remembered as the first all female team.
Stephens college Overwatch team is going to be a very organized thing. They will be recruiting only the best of the best, with a six women starting team. As well as a six women bench team that will be ready when needed for help. All the lucky contenders will receive partial scholarships for competing. So going to college to play video games doesn’t seem all that bad. All the women who compete will have all the same benefits as any student athlete would have.
So if you feel like you could compete in the big leagues try out, They’ll commence this summer.