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First look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay revealed

Published: 8/Jun/2019 16:18 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 16:57

by Eli Becht

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn’s single-player Star Wars game, had its gameplay revealed to the public today so players now have a clear idea of what to expect with the new title.

Since EA acquired the Star Wars license, single-player Star Wars games pretty much stopped coming out. Outside of mobile games, an MMO and two Star Wars Battlefront titles, there hasn’t been a whole lot coming from the license.

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That is changing with Fallen Order, which gives players a glimpse into the life of a Jedi after Order 66 and the Jedi Purge. The game takes between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, meaning it’s a dangerous time to be a Jedi.

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Fans first got a look at the reveal trailer at Star Wars Celebration 2019 but there wasn’t any gameplay revealed there. Instead, we got a glimpse at what’s going on with the story, but not a whole lot else.

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During EA Play 2019, the curtain was pulled back and players got to look at how the game will play and whether they’ll like it or not.

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While Respawn is currently best known for their work on Titanfall series and Apex Legends, Fallen Order shows they can still make a single-player title work.

EA Play gave fans a look at 15 minutes of gameplay so they can get a true idea of what to expect with the game. The gameplay took place about three hours into the game on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk.

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The gameplay revealed Saw Gerrara was involved with the story in the game, which is a character fans would be able to recognize from The Clone Wars and Rebels animated shows along with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

One thing that stood out right away is the fluid lightsaber combat along with the plethora of force abilities available to the character. 

Traversing the environment was similar to many other games of the genre whether it was swinging from vines or climbing up walls. Respawn did manage to get their famed wall running into Fallen Order, however.

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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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