Everything we know about Godfall, weapon types, Valorplates, release date, and more - Dexerto

Everything we know about Godfall, weapon types, Valorplates, release date, and more

Published: 12/Jun/2020 16:52

by James Busby


Godfall was the first game announced for the PS5 and while we’ve known about it for some time, the new trailer gave us a good look at what players can expect when the game releases. 

Developed by Counterplay Games and published by GearBox, Godfall is a loot centric slasher that combines melee action with RPG elements. The upcoming title was first revealed to the public during last year’s Game Awards, but it only offered a brief glimpse of the game’s titular characters. 

However, the recent PS5 reveal has given us an even more detailed look at Godfall’s action-packed world, featuring the game’s meaty combat system, deadly weapon classes, various enemies, and awesome character abilities. There’s certainly a lot going on in the latest trailer, so we’ve put together a list of everything we know so far. 

Godfall weapon types

Counterplay GamesThe sword and shield offers both defensive and offensive options.

The combat system in Godfall will likely be the penultimate deciding factor in whether it gets to shine amongst the best PS5 games or simply fades into launch title obscurity. Fortunately, the recent trailer hasn’t given us any indication of being the latter. Judging from what we’ve seen of the combat, Godfall’s animations look both fluid and weighty. 

From herculean hammer swings to lightning-fast grapples and skull-crushing shield bashes, there seems to be plenty of depth available. Four weapon types were shown in the trailer, these being the speedy sword and shield, weighty two-handed hammer, crowd controlling spear, and combo heavy dual blades. The footage even shows off the game’s satisfying parry/counter system, where punchy shield bashes stun and even knock opponents to the ground.

Counterplay Games’ CEO, Keith Lee stated in a recent PlayStation Blog post that “players will be able to master five weapon classes, unlock various Valorplates through gameplay, level up and learn new skills, and choose to fight solo or alongside friends with three-player PvE online co-op play.”

Godfall Valorplates and skills

Counterplay GamesValorplates don’t just look incredibly stylish, they also seem to have certain abilities tied to them.

Godfall sees you take control of a god-like warrior who is capable of equipping legendary armor that enhances the wearer’s combat abilities. These armor sets are known as Valorplates. We speculate that this incredibly rare gear will help boost one of the five weapon types overall damage, making them an incredibly useful offensive and defensive tool. 

“In Godfall, Aperion is on the precipice of ruin,” states Counterplay’s CEO. “You are the last of the Valorian knights, god-like warriors able to equip Valorplates, legendary armor sets that transform wielders into unstoppable masters of melee combat. Players will tear through foes as they climb through some of the elemental realms and challenge the mad-god Macros who awaits you at the top.” 

The trailer showcased this “God-like armor” a fair bit and it looks as though each set may have different abilities tied to them. For example, during the Valorplate showcase, we are treated to a scene where the protagonist unleashes a flurry of spectral blades onto his shadowy opponent. While we don’t have much information to go off, we hope these armor sets will create plenty of unique playstyles that can be mastered as we venture through Aperion. 

When will Godfall be released?

Counterplay GamesA Holiday release means PC and PS5 fans won’t have to wait that much longer.

PS5 and PC players won’t have to wait too much longer before they can dive into action as the current release date is set for December 2020, so make sure you check back here for all the latest Godfall updates. 

World of Warcraft

Top 5 best class/race combos in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:03

by Ava Thompson-Powell


WoW Shadowlands is lifting back the veil of the known world of Azeroth and giving players the chance to experience what lies beyond. With a new expansion comes players wanting to try out new characters. But what combinations of race and class work best? Find out below.

Choosing a class and a race to play, whether it’s your main toon or an alt can be an important choice in the MMORPG: making sure the character clicks with you and fits in with your personal fantasy. While each race’s racial abilities can slightly improve your overall experience of the game, it’s not enough to necessarily push players into one race over the other. Often, it can come down to lore reasons and what looks coolest together.

Here, we’ve detailed our top five favorite class/race combinations for you to try out in the future in World of Warcraft.

Blood Elf Rogue

Blood Elf Rogue in Zandalar, crouching while in stealth
Blood Elf females have objectively the best rogue animations.

Rogues are a great class to utilize in a PvE environment. With skills like Shadowstep, Stealth and Vanish allowing you to quickly hide from foes, or appear in a flash behind them, Rogues are fun to play. Blood Elves have a racial ability called ‘Arcane Torrent’ that when activated as a Rogue, restores 15 energy (the rogue equivalent of mana) to the player. This can be incredibly useful in a pinch and is a great addition to any Rogue’s toolkit in a PvE environment.

A 1% boost to critical chance through Arcane Acuity’s racial is also handy, Blood Elf female-presenting characters also have arguably the coolest stealth animations in-game, particularly the crouch, which puts the character into a stalking-like, ready to pounce animation.

Worgen Druid

Worgen Druid female and their cat and bear forms
Worgen Druids are a fantastic choice, visually.

With Worgens already being a ‘shapeshifter’ to a degree, extending this further by playing a Druid is a great option. With grizzled bear and cat forms, the Werewolf theme is extended into both of these. Druids also have Travel forms, which differ depending upon what your traveling across, as well as a Flight Form to escape from danger in a pinch.

Worgen characters have the Running Wild racial which activates their ‘true form’, putting them on all fours and allowing them to zip across the map with a movement speed increase of 200%.

They also fit within lore, if that’s something you’re looking for, too. In Silverpine Forest, the Gilneas Liberation Front disguised themselves in their Bear Form to confuse the enemy. Following the bears being slain, they would leave behind a Worgen form. With their curse originating in the dream, too, it can be safe to say that Worgen are likely to have an affinity towards the class.

Pandaren Shaman

Pandaren Shaman with Totems in Zandalar
Shamans’ totems are visually fantastic, too.

With a deep respect for their ancestors, Pandaren are a great choice for Shamans. Respecting and harnessing the elements and utilizing them to further their goal works wonderfully well. It’s a big part of the Shamanistic beliefs and is a great fit. The race has strong symbolic associations to it, too.

Pandaren Shamans casting animations are awesome. When casting their basic abilities like Lightning Bolt, wind flurries around the character’s hair swirling the magic with their hands as they cast. It looks absolutely fantastic.

Their totems are also great looking, too. Featuring a paw print on the center barrel and a thick red rope, these totems are some of the coolest looking in the game.

Night Elf Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter Night Elf in The Shattered Abyss
Demon Hunters Night Elves look fantastic, especially alongside the new customization and hair options introduced with Shadowlands.

One of the least played classes in World of Warcraft, Night Elf Demon Hunters look incredible. Shadowlands’ extra customization options for races (including the Overwatch-inspired Sombra hair shown above) fits fantastically well with the Demon Hunter aesthetic.

Blood Elves, in comparison, often look too small and can be swamped against the giant Warglaive sizing – something that is mitigated slightly with a Nelf. They look powerful, agile and have fantastic animations compared to the Belf counterpart. Night Elves’ Silver trim armor looks great against the silver-based jewelry available for the race, too.

A bonus is their racial ability. Shadowmeld gives you the ability to “dodge” spells that don’t have an instant cast and are targeted to players, which can also come in very handy in a PvP situation. You can slip into the shadows with it, too, lasting until it’s canceled, or until movement begins.

Undead Mage

An Undead Mage in WoW casting a spell in Zandalar
Undead mages are an obvious choice for caster classes.

Undead mages are the coolest classes to utilize in WoW. With the optional bone option for character customization, and an emphasis on grungy/rock-based hairstyles, Undead character looks fantastic. Their animations for casting are second to none, and they work fantastically well for the Venthyr or Necrolord Covenants in Shadowlands.

With great mana-restoring racials such as ‘Cannibalize’, and ‘Touch of The Grave’ giving a chance to drain the target and deal shadow damage, also healing you. It also provides indefinite underwater breathing, and with a mage’s sometimes long casting times, this can come at your aid in a pinch.

So, there you have it. Our top five recommendations for fantastic class and race combinations in World of Warcraft.