Fortnite is being held partly responsible for the break down of a rising number of marriages. A press release from UK-based website divorce-online.co.uk suggests that around 5% of all UK divorces so far this year have, to some extent, come as a result of addiction to online games, including Fortnite Battle Royale.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature a gameplay mode that removes quest markers from the game, and makes players go looking to discover new quests and objectives. According to screenshots apparently taken from an IGN video, the game will feature both ‘Guided’ and ‘Exploration’ modes, each offering a very different experience.
Destiny 2: Forsaken’s raid isn’t out yet, but that hasn’t stopped a handful of industrious players from claiming its rewards. In fact, a select few have even managed to collect the entire raid set well before launch, and though Bungie has now apparently plugged the leak, it looks like all that gear will continue to be in play until The Last Wish goes live.
The first beta for Call of Duty’s take on battle royale is underway, and it looks like people are pretty excited to see what Blackout will look like when it finally launches. With beta access still limited players are heading to Twitch in droves to check it out, sending Black Ops 4 to the top of the charts, surpassing viewer counts for the next three games combined.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is at last upon us, marking the start of year two for Bungie’s loot shooter. Now that everyone’s all had a week to dig in, the reviews are trickling out. Forsaken has a lot to live up to, with fans desperate for more and better content, and The Taken King coming in at a similar spot in the original game’s life to make a dramatic reversal of fortunes.
Sega has been teasing a new IP for a while now stating that the developers who were behind the popular Yakuza series have been working on a brand new IP. This project has apparently been in the works for over three years but we’re only just now getting a look at the game. Gamers can expect Judge Eyes to release next year.
The Nintendo Switch has not had any trouble gathering up sales since its launch thanks to big-name releases and third-party support titles releasing into the market. There still plenty of great video game titles set to release for the console before the end of this year and as a result, we’re sure that even more gamers will be purchasing a unit.
It seems EA has decided not to comply with Belgian law regarding the sale of loot boxes in the country, and officials there are taking the company to court. A series of other major titles from Overwatch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have restricted loot box purchases for players in Belgium, and EA is the last major player named by regulators yet to comply.
After nearly two decades in business, RuneScape developer Jagex has just had its most profitable year ever. That’s thanks in large part to the continued success of its flagship game. RuneScape is hitting the highest subscriber counts it’s had in the last seven years, and revenue for the series has crossed the $1 billion threshold thanks to the 260 million people who have signed up so far.
Fortnite is getting another new weapon in its next update with the Suppressed Assault Rifle. The name pretty much tells you the basics – it’s an assault rifle equipped with a silencer. It’s popped up on the in-game news feed, which means we can probably expect it as part of the next patch. That’s v5.50, due out this week.