MMO Weekly Recap #431 Nov 6th – Ruined King Announced, Spellforce 3 Versus, Warframe on PS5 & More!
JamesBl0nde recaps the MMO gaming news for the week of November 6, 2020! Transcript and timestamps follow.
Its long live the legion in DCUO, one of Riot Games’ sub-studio announces its first published game, its no surprise that Warframe is headed to the PS5, and don’t worry cause Rogue Company’s got all the Fixins, including a .50 cal sniper rifle named Tyr.
What’s good everyone, JamesBl0nde here with the weekly recap for gaming news and announcements for the week of November 6th 2020, and starting out the news this week we see that
Riot Forge, one of Riot Games’ sub-studios, announced during the League of Legends World Championship finals that its first published game, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, would be set for launch in early 2021. This is the first single-player game set in the League universe, and is a turn-based RPG set in Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles. Players will party up with Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke. Obviously if you love the lore here it’s a game to watch, but Riot’s also hoping it will introduce new people to League as well.
Next up, SpellForce 3 – a blend of RTS and RPG – released a new free to play version this week, called SpellForce 3: Versus. This special version lets gamers battle in the new ranked multiplayer mode alongside all other SpellForce 3 players, in addition to AI skirmishes. Now there is one catch: you can only play as Humans, Orcs, or Elves, -and- that faction is randomly chosen for you when you first start the game. If you want to choose one of the factions, including the other three factions – Dark Elves, Trolls, and Elves – you can pick up a Multiplayer-Upgrade pack for $15. However the game boasts it will not have any other microtransactions, advertisements, or other F2P business model schemes. Its nice to see games trying new methods to succeed at going free to play plus this seems worth checking out if you enjoy the strategy.
Bless Unleashed has kicked off its closed beta on Steam this weekend, and it’ll run until November 9th. If you were lucky enough to register and get a key, you can play this weekend and have access to the game up through level 24, including dungeons. If you’ve registered via the game’s launcher platform you can also get a special mount, title, and perks reward when the game goes live in 2021. We know Bless Unleashed has been going hard lately with the news but hey, it never hurts to check out something free to play, even if you’re not sure to trust it after what happened with Bless Online.
Also in the news this week, GWENT has kicked off its third season of Journey, the game’s battle pass style reward system. By earning victories in Standard, Seasonal, or Draft mode, you can collect dozens of new rewards including unique ornaments. This season’s theme is based around the renegade sorcerer Alzur, and a new story and quests will be coming over the next three months. The update also officially launches Draft mode, which lets players choose from three sets of three cards to fill their decks and then battle until they have won seven matches.
In other CCG news, fans of Magic: The Gathering have something to celebrate: the upcoming launch of Kaladesh Remasters for Mt:G Arena! This set contains over 300 cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt, and promises to really shake up online play significantly. Pre-orders have begun for the set, which officially launches on November 12, and preorders earn a Saheeli Rai avatar and card sleeve, 10 booster packs, three draft tokens, four Aether Hub cards, and one Aether Hub card style.
Next up, console players of Black Desert Online were treated this week to a new Guardian update. This update which has already launched on PC introduces the Guardian class of course, who uses an axe and shield to stagger and crush her enemies. The update also added Succession for three more classes – Lahn, Striker, and Ninja. To celebrate the update players can grab login rewards that include Crone stones, Advice of Valks, Gold bars, and more. If you’re a die-hard collector, there’s also a physical edition of Black Desert available in retail now that includes over $140 worth of bonus content.
Also in the news DC Universe online has gotten its latest update with Long Live the Legion, a new episode that has players partner up with the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. In addition to the new story there is a new open world area, the 31st Century Metropolis; a new four-player Alert at Legion HQ; and then an eight-player raid to battle Mordru. As usual, the episode is free for members or can be purchased, but you can also experience special event versions of the content free until the launch of the next episode.
Speaking of episodes, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire is about to start its conclusion with the launch of Champions, Chapter 1. From the trailer, we can see that there will be new Dragon Response missions in several zones which task players to beat back the hordes of Primordius. You won’t be alone, though, as new Allied Factions will join in the Crystal Bloom and Ebon Vanguard will join the cause. Look forward to a couple of new armor sets in the Volcanic Stormcaller and Dragon Slayer pieces, as well as a chilling new Crystal Bloom axe skin. The first chapter of the Path of Fire conclusion launches on November 17. Not enough for you? Well, the upcoming Chapters feature was also expanded upon. Replayable missions are coming, complete with all new rewards for completing them. In addition, more allied factions will be unveiled over time.
And on a slightly similar note Dungeons and Dragons Online has released its latest major expansion, Fables of the Feywild. This paid expansion introduces 13 new quests, a new public zone and Wilderness area, plus an upcoming Raid. Players can check out the new shifter race, which partially takes the form of beasts. There will be plenty of Feywild favorite monsters, from Unicorns to Displacer Beasts, to do battle with. The expansion comes in standard edition as well as Collector’s and Ultimate Fan editions which include bonuses like a unique level 15 Shifter character, a Displacer Beast cosmetic pet, a Winter Eladrin armor set and more.
In other news Rogue Company has kicked off its newest update this week, called All The Fixins. This update is named after the newest Rogue to join the roster, The Fixer, a marksman straight out of Atlanta with plenty of style. The Fixer’s weapons include Tyr, a .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle, and Warrant, a semi-automatic firearm. That’s kinda vague. He can use Thermal Vision to see enemy heat signatures, and slow enemies with his shrapnel rounds. The update also brings the beta of Ranked mode if you’ve been itching to get competitive. And if you’re planning on an Xbox Series X/S, Hi-Rez has announced that Rogue Company will be one of the platform’s launch titles. That’s exciting!
7:00 Warframe PS5 Reveal
Speaking of next gen consoles, Warframe is going next-gen, which totally makes sense! An all new trailer details its upcoming PS5 client, and with it comes promises of 4K resolution and improved load times over its PS4 client. Additionally, Playstation Plus subscribers can pick up a free PS5 booster pack right now. While no official date has been provided for the launch of the PS5 client, we do know it should be later this year.
7:29 Epic Free Games:
Finally let’s check in on this week’s free game on the Epic Game Store – and it’s Dungeons 3. If you’ve never played a Dungeons series game it’s a dungeon simulator – you get to build your own dungeon and go through a single player campaign. This base game’s got over 20 hours of content and there’s a lot of DLC packs on sale if you want to keep adding more. Its another cool one to pickup while its free to keep.
But with that said, that’s about it for all the major news and announcements for this week. Be sure to stay safe, and keep your families healthy! Like always you can find more information on the news topics, linked in the description below, feel free to discuss the news or even more news in the comments below and don’t forget to like, subscribe, wash your hands a bunch, hit that little bell icon to get notifications and of course share this video! But until next time guys that’s going to be it for me… I’m JamesBl0nde… see ya out there gamers!
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