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God of War Ragnarok officially teased during September PS5 showcase

Published: 16/Sep/2020 21:59 Updated: 17/Sep/2020 0:46

by Tanner Pierce

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During the PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Santa Monica Studio officially teased the highly anticipated sequel to its hit 2018 game, God of War.

When God of War was originally released back in 2018, players were blown away by the game’s story, gameplay, and graphics. The ending of the game teased more to the story, with Kratos’ son (spoiler alert) being revealed as a version of the Norse god Loki.

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Unfortunately, however, nothing else about the sequel to the game was revealed. Fans were forced to sit in silence for years, waiting for even a drip of information about the game in any way, shape, or form. Now, the waiting is finally over.

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One of the only images shown in the God of War Ragnarok teaser was a blue version of the logo for the game.

At the end of Sony’s PS5 showcase, a sequel to God of War was officially announced, teasing that “Ragnarok is coming”. The game is set to release in 2021 on PlayStation 5.

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Currently, no details about the game are known. More than likely it’ll follow up all the lose storylines seen in the first game, including the aforementioned “Loki” plotpoint.

In terms of what Ragnarok means, the word is Nordic in nature and essentially describes the end of the world or the apocalypse, for lack of a better word. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, Ragnarok is the “final destruction of the world” after a battle between Aesir and Loki.

This could give us a major hint as to what the game to be about. At this point, however, it’s anyone’s best guess as to how they’ll adapt it.

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If the game is truly coming next year, here’s hoping that we learn more about it in the next few months. With just a teaser, fans will surely be thirsty for more.

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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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