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3 tips to help you beat the HARM rooms in Marvel’s Avengers

Published: 13/Aug/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The beta for Marvel’s Avengers is set to hit Xbox One and PC players on Friday, August 14, but before you jump into it, here are some tips to help you beat the game’s HARM room challenges.

After being originally only available for PS4, the Marvel’s Avengers beta is almost here for Xbox One and PC users. Users will be able to jump into the game’s story and complete a slew of different missions, including the HARM room challenges, which are a take on wave-based survival modes.

Completing the three in-game HARM room challenges also allow you to unlock some cool things outside of the game itself, like the Hulk Smasher pickaxe cosmetic item for Fortnite Battle Royale.

While the challenge rooms themselves are relatively easy, there are some very important things to keep in mind before you jump into them.

Avengers Iron Man and Kamala
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Players will need to complete all three HARM room challenges in order to unlock special Fortnite content.

Remember to save your Ultimate ability for the right moment

Saving your Ultimate is one of the best strategies you can employ while playing through the HARM rooms. While it doesn’t matter too much in the first room as that’s relatively easy, it does become imperative in the second and third chambers.

As the rounds go on, harder and harder enemies will be added to each and every room. One particularly annoying enemy type is the Adaptoid, which can act like bullet sponges at times and freeze you in place. Saving your super for them or other bigger enemies is a good idea.

Keep an eye out for downed teammates

This is one of the easiest things to do in-game and probably one of the most obvious, however, things can get out of control fast if you have a teammate that’s down and not helping. Everyone playing in your group needs to be helping take down the enemies if you want to succeed, especially in the third challenge room.

Reviving teammates in Marvel’s Avengers is actually easier than other games as well: all you need to do is go within proximity of the downed teammate in order to prop them back up, meaning you can still focus on destroying enemies while doing so.

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Kamala Khan as a special traversal ability that allows her to grapple onto ledges.

Keep moving!

It’s imperative to always be mobile if you want to complete all three rooms. It can be extremely easy to get stuck into one corner while your blasting enemies because then they can very easily gang up on you to the point where you’ll feel trapped.

Utilizing your character’s traversal abilities and movement is crucial for beating each wave. For example, Kamala Khan has an ability that allows her to grapple onto ledges so if you feel like you’re getting overwhelmed, look for a ledge and swing away from the fight to catch your breath.

While all these tips may seem easy enough, you’d be surprised by how easy it is to forget to do them. If you remember to utilize these tips, you’ll be sure to beat all three HARM rooms in no time.

Call of Duty

Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
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Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.