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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date announced for Xbox One, PS4 & PC

Published: 12/Jul/2020 20:45 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 22:27

by Brent Koepp

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release date for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia was leaked on July 11 when an Instagram post mistakenly went up early. On July 12, it was confirmed during Ubisoft’s Forward event.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s rollout has been the victim of several leaks in 2020, such as when 30 minutes of gameplay made its way online. And on July 11, an accidental Instagram post revealed its release date early.

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The latest title in the long-running Ubisoft franchise is the first game since the critically acclaimed Odyssey in 2018. Players will get their chance to live out their Viking fantasy this Fall, as officially revealed during the Forward presentation.

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Fans will play as a Viking in the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla date revealed

Valhalla was first announced in April by Ubisoft, and centers on a Viking tribe from Norway in the year 873 CE. The latest in the open-world RPG series will have players taking control of protagonist Eivor, as he leads his clan to resettle in Anglo-Saxon England.

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During the event, Ubisoft released a new trailer which revealed the release date at the end: November 17. It is set for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia, with it also dropping on PS5 and Xbox Series X sometime during the Holiday 2020 season.

The day before, on July 11, the Italian Instagram account for Assassin’s Creed accidentally posted a commercial on the account before deleting it.

The short video showed various cutscenes from the title, before revealing the November 17th release date.

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Another interesting aspect to the date is that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will drop two days before CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077. Often major AAA titles with similar genres will try to space out their release from each other, however the two giants will be going head to head.

Sony and Microsoft have yet to announce when exactly PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is actually coming out. Both publishers have simply stated “Holiday 2020.” Regardless of when, it looks like players are going to have a wealth of titles to choose from.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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