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How to watch the Anthem weapons reveal livestream – Date, time, stream and more

Published: 16/Jan/2019 15:16 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 17:47

by Matt Porter

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BioWare’s hotly anticipated game Anthem is well on its way, and excitement is already building as fans clamor for information about the title.

Anthem is an online multiplayer game developed by BioWare and published by EA Sports, with the game scheduled to release on February 22.

Players will battle against an enemy organization known as Dominion, as they attempt to protect the world and the ancient tools the Gods used to create planets from the evil faction.

Anthem will see players battle against rival faction Dominion.

In the build up to the release of Anthem, BioWare will be hosting a series of bi-weekly streams to reveal new information about the game, giving fans an early look at what they can expect.

The next stream will see BioWare give an in-depth presentation of one of the most important parts of the game – the weaponry.

When is the stream?

BioWare will host the stream on Thursday, January 17 at 1PM PST (4PM EST, 9PM GMT).

Where can I watch it?

The stream will be broadcast live from Anthem’s official Twitch channel, and will also be streamed on the EA website.

Watch live video from anthemgame on www.twitch.tv

What can we expect during the stream?

While little is known about what will be revealed during the stream, BioWare have said that they will take a deep dive into game’s weaponry and give fans a taste of what is to come in February.

Previously, the developers have given fans a look at the game’s inventory system, and also touched on the game’s dialogue system and how it will function.

For those who want to get into the action, Anthem will be available for EA Access subscribers from January 25 – 27, giving them an early chance to try out the game before it’s official release.

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Riot planning Valorant attacker buffs after “oppressive” defense concerns

Published: 25/Oct/2020 6:37

by Andrew Amos

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Tactical shooters like Valorant often struggle to keep the balance between attackers and defenders even. Riot’s hit FPS title is no different, with a chorus of complaints about the game being too “defender sided.” However, the developers are looking at flipping the balance.

It’s a tale of two sides, but it’s hardly a fair one in Valorant. The defenders get most of the screen time, while the attackers try to make it into the credits.

The game has swung relatively heavily into the defender side on every map. The new Agent releases like Killjoy haven’t helped the situation, with Sentinels being more available and oppressive. Players have also managed to coordinate defenses better generally.

Killjoy in Valorant
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Sentinels like Killjoy have been a major part of Valorant’s perceived “defender-sidedness.”

This imbalance is too far in their hands, however. Riot is concerned with the “oppressive” nature of defense in Valorant, and are looking at how they can potentially bring the opposing forces back into equilibrium.

In an interview with Hitscan, senior game designer Max ‘Orcane’ Grossman outlined Riot’s goals with balancing out the two sides. While it was “expected,” as Riot believes players “get better at defense before they get better at offense,” the bias has slipped a bit too far into the defenders’ hands.

“The big thing we’ve been looking at is the defender-sidedness of the game. It’s one of the trends we’ve observed over the course of the game,” he explained.

“When the game launched, the maps were pretty much 50-50, but as time goes on, the maps have become more defender-sided, especially at higher ranks.

To right the ship, Riot are looking at giving attackers a bit more agency, and cull defenders’ power. This will be through a combination of Agent changes ⁠— like those planned to Killjoy and Cypher ⁠— and potentially some map changes too.

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“There’s a handful of things that we’re looking to tweak to make defense feel a little less oppressive. [This will] probably mostly target some character changes.”

The overall goal is “to not make defending harder, but more nuanced, and create more opportunities for attackers to capitalize on advantages,” according to Orcane.

The first set of these defender sided changes are expected to ship on Valorant Patch 1.11, which is due to launch on October 27. Riot wants the changes in before First Strike to ensure a “stable competitive environment” for all, so expect them to be big.