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BioWare dev reveals incredible social hub feature for Anthem

Published: 24/Jan/2019 17:52 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 17:53

by David Purcell

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BioWare has added an incredible social hub feature to Anthem and many fans are getting excited about it already.

The feature, which was revealed by the project’s lead producer Michael Gamble, shows that players will have two options to choose from once they’ve completed missions.

Instead of just pursuing their next adventure, he revealed that you’ll be able to stop off at two different locations.

Anthem is set to be released on February 22, with demo versions coming up soon.

“After a mission, you can head back to the Tarsis and catch up with some of the amazing characters we’ve created for you, or head back to the brand new Launch Bay” he tweeted.

Launch Bay is a location that will allow you to communicate with up to 16 other online players in a social hub setting, perhaps to stop off to grab another contract with friends before starting the next chapter of the game’s story.  

The video below gives us an idea of not just how the place looks, but also see the ways in which characters will move in this environment.

He ended his tweet with: “Yeah, we listened to you.” Judging by the reaction to this addition, people seem very pleased with Gamble and his team right now.

Anthem has already been showcased in a number of gameplay livestreams, but BioWare has been particularly careful in terms of not giving too much of the story away.

The chief producer also revealed that this same careful approach has been taken with the creation of the game’s demo, of which there will be two versions.

The VIP demo, which is available to everybody that has pre-ordered the game or has EA Access between January 25-27, or the basic demo which will be live between February 1-3.

We’ve also put together a list of everything we know about Anthem so far, including trailers release dates and rumors. Follow @Dexerto on Twitter to keep up with all of the latest news.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:23

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!