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How to watch Ubisoft Forward: games, time, streams and rewards

Published: 12/Jul/2020 10:50 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 16:13

by Joe Craven

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Ubisoft Forward is the game publisher’s first all-digital conference, taking place on July 12. While the ongoing global health crisis may have sent the event entirely online, players can still look forward to updates on a host of their favorite titles.

Ubisoft Forward live stream

Ubisoft Forward takes place on Sunday, July 12. The stream starts at 10:30am PST/1:30pm EST/6:30pm BST/3:30am ACT. The pre-show will begin 30 minutes after the start of the livestream.

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The stream can be found at ubisoft.com/forward, but fans can also expect to find the proceedings being streamed via Ubisoft’s Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels.

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The time zones for the Ubisoft Forward streams.

What games are being shown at Ubisoft Forward?

As previously stated, the stream will kick off slightly before the pre-show, which will last an hour. The main show will then last 45 minutes, and will be succeeded by a post-show event.

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According to Ubisoft themselves, the “stream kicks off at 10:30 AM PDT/07:30 PM CEST with news and content from games like Trackmania, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Just Dance 2020, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and more.”

This is then followed by the main show, which will provide “details from Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Hyper Scape, and a few surprises”. One of these ‘surprises’ will be Far Cry 6.

Prior to the start of the event, Ubisoft tweeted to inform their followers that the even will indeed be pre-recorded.

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Their statement reads: “Ubisoft Forward comes during a time of big internal change. Because all the content has been pre-recorded, we wanted to recognize that the issues we’re currently dealing with won’t be addressed directly in the show. We still have significant work to do and are committed to this process. We will provide more updates soon.”

How to get Watch Dogs 2 for free with Ubisoft Forward

Watching and interacting with the Ubisoft Forward stream can also earn players a free copy of Watch Dogs 2, the 2016 Ubisoft title.

“On the day of the conference,” Ubisoft state, “don’t forget to login with your Ubisoft account to claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2, plus the chance to earn additional in-game rewards”.

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Like many recent streams, the developers are offering players rewards for their time and viewing. It remains to be seen what these exclusive rewards will be, but you can stay update with everything from Ubisoft Forward right here on Dexerto.

Apex Legends

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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