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How to watch Nintendo Direct Feb 17: Smash Ultimate, Pokemon, more

Published: 16/Feb/2021 15:48

by Alex Garton

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Seemingly out of the blue, a Nintendo Direct event has been announced for February 17 that will include information on the latest titles coming to the Switch. Here’s exactly how you can tune in for the show.

For Switch players, Nintendo Direct events are the best way to find out about all the upcoming releases and exciting news for the console. Unfortunately, with the last full event taking place all the way back in September of 2019, it’s fair to say fans have been waiting a very long time.

Well, surprisingly, Nintendo has announced that a Direct event will be taking place on February 17. Despite being on extremely short notice, the upcoming show has Switch players on the edge of their seats for all of the exclusive Nintendo news set to arrive.

Here’s exactly what time the event is taking place and where you can watch it.

Nintendo Direct event
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The Nintendo Direct event will be 50 minutes long in total.

Nintendo Direct  start time & date

Nintendo fans won’t have to wait long to hear about all the latest Switch news as the Direct event will be taking place on February 17 at 2 PM PST | 5 PM ET | 10 PM GMT.

In terms of what to expect, Nintendo has already confirmed that new information on Super Smash Bros will be revealed. This suggests that the stream may share information on future DLC for the game.

A lot of players are hoping that Nintendo may share a shred of information on Breath of the Wild 2 or a new Pokemon Remake. Although this is unlikely, the possibility is always there.

Nintendo Direct February 17 stream

As the event has been revealed on such short notice, it’s difficult to figure out which platform the show is available to watch on. Well, as expected Nintendo Direct will be available to watch on the Nintendo YouTube channel and the official website.

We’ve also linked the stream below so feel free to head back to this article before the stream starts and tune in here.

There’s no doubt Nintendo will have some incredibly exciting announcements to reveal at this event so make sure you don’t miss it.

Although it’s unlikely we hear about everything we want to know during the show, hopefully, Nintendo throws a few curveballs in there that take fans by surprise.

League of Legends

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)