Everything You Need to Know About Bethesda's 'Fallout 76' Game Announcement - Trailer, Reveal Date, Background, and More - Dexerto
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Everything You Need to Know About Bethesda’s ‘Fallout 76’ Game Announcement – Trailer, Reveal Date, Background, and More

Published: 30/May/2018 15:00 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

by DG Goldstein

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Bethesda announced that ‘Fallout 76‘ will be the next installation into the fan-favorite ‘Fallout’ series following a new trailer released on Wednesday, May 30th.

After the launch of ‘Fallout 4‘ in November of 2015 which followed the ‘Sole Survivor’ throughout ‘The Commonwealth’ of Boston, Massachusetts, fans of the series questioned when the next title would be released following multiple years of silence from Bethesda.

However, on Tuesday, May 29th, a collection of teasers on social media were placed with the classic ‘Please Stand By’ tagline on a television screen, along with a live stream of the same message next to a ‘Vault Boy’ figurine.

Just a day later on May 30th, Bethesda officially announced ‘Fallout 76‘ as their next Fallout title, which has sent the community into a frenzy in regards to wanting more information on the upcoming release.

Fallout 76 appears to follow characters from ‘Vault 76,’ which was reportedly set to be opened only 20 years after the war with 500 occupants, in comparison to ‘Fallout 4′ taking place 200 years after the in-game conflict.

More information on Fallout 76 can be viewed during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase on June 10th at 6:30pm PT (9:30 PM EST, 2:30 AM BST) from Los Angeles, California.

The full reveal trailer can be viewed below, with no release date known at the time of writing.

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Valorant players call for big changes to Rank system in Act III

Published: 24/Oct/2020 18:31

by Luke Edwards

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Valorant players are asking for changes to the competitive system in Act III. Riot reduced the “ranked window” from six tiers to three, citing “tighter matchmaking,” but this has reduced the capacity for friends to queue up together.

The changes in Act III mean that, for example, Iron I players can no longer team up with their Bronze II friends in competitive play.

While this makes a positive difference to players at the upper echelons of the ladder – as Plat III players will no longer be subjected to getting slaughtered by people in Immortal II – it’s had a negative impact on some sections of the more casual/lower ranked player base.

One player claimed he can no longer play with his friends as their ranks are too far spread for them to team up.

a list of the valorant ranks
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The current Valorant competitive tier list.

Some players also argue it also encourages smurfing, as high-ranked players create new accounts so they can play with friends. Riot has recently explained their plans to reduce smurfing.

While unrated play exists, this player believes “there is less to play for,” implying Riot may need to find a balance between competitive edge and casual inclusion.

What Valorant developers can do to fix the problem

Riot has a couple of options in fixing this. They could apply some aspects of the ranked system in League of Legends by introducing a dedicated team play ladder, separate from the ranked ladder.

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Valorant has attracted a large casual player base.

One person suggested creating an exception for those who team up as a premade five. This would increase queue times for those players, but it’s likely a sacrifice casual players would be willing to make in order to play with friends.

It would be easily balanced, too, if premade 5s could only face other premade 5s.

No option is perfect but, as a game in its infancy, Valorant cannot afford to drive away any part of its player base.