Netflix's viral hit "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" arrives in Beat Saber - Dexerto
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Netflix’s viral hit “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” arrives in Beat Saber

Published: 2/Jan/2020 22:29

by Eli Becht

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Ever since the release of Netflix’s The Witcher series, the bard’s song “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” has been going viral, and it has now found itself in the virtual reality smash-hit Beat Saber.

The Henry Cavill-led Netflix show The Witcher has been extremely popular among fans as they quickly binge the eight episodes of Season 1.

One of the standouts from the show is Jaskier, the bard who follows Geralt around and writes songs about him. One of the songs he performs on the show is “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” and it has become perhaps the most popular part of the show.

NetflixNetflix’s The Witcher series has been wildly popular.

This song quickly went viral and even people who haven’t even watched the show have it stuck in their head. One fan decided to go the extra mile and mod the song in Beat Saber.

For those who don’t know, Beat Saber is a VR game that plays a lot like Rock Band or Guitar Hero with lightsabers. Players have to slash music blocks to the rhythm of a song and if they mess up too much, the song fails.

Beat Saber has its own selection of songs, but the game really comes alive through the use of mods and adding new songs that way. Players will still have to map out the song themselves, but once that’s done, players have access to hundreds of songs they didn’t think would have been possible.

CD ProjektPlayers have been going back to The Witcher 3 in droves.

There’s no telling if that will change in the future considering Oculus has purchased Beat Games, the developer of Beat Saber.

Oculus did say they would try not to change a whole lot in their FAQ about the purchase, so perhaps things will keep on running smoothly.

The popularity of the Netflix show has also driven players back to The Witcher 3 in a big way. The game has somehow managed to reach its highest number of concurrent players on Steam in 2019, four years after its release.

That’s impressive no matter which way you slice it, but it’s nearly unheard of for a single-player RPG that hasn’t received any new content in ages.

The viral song might not have everything to do with that, but it certainly played some role.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War devs respond to console-bricking Xbox Series X issues

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:29 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:44

by Brad Norton

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Despite the Xbox Series X console just launching, Black Ops Cold War players have reportedly encountered a number of game-breaking bugs already, some that have even supposedly ‘bricked’ the hardware completely.

The new generation of gaming consoles have certainly been hard to come by. However, certain players that were able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X at launch haven’t all been feeling lucky.

Black Ops Cold War launched on the new system, alongside five other platforms. With plenty of unique hardware to account for, it’s no surprise that the release has been accompanied by some critical bugs. While some pull players from the game momentarily, others appear to be far more damaging.

If you’re playing on the Xbox Series X and notice a few crashes, it might be time to put the controller down for a little while.

Gamers that have tried to play through certain issues have reported their brand new Xbox Series X consoles outright breaking and refusing to turn back on.

Word of Caution Xbox Series X from blackopscoldwar

“My Cold War had been crashing my Series X a bunch over the weekend,” Reddit user ‘Junesfoshiz’ said. While it wasn’t a major deal at first, things soon became much worse. “I’d just reboot and move on,” they explained. “Well, when it happened this morning, it was for good. Xbox will not boot back up.”

With their console no longer functioning, they advised others with the same crashing issues to “play something else until there’s a patch.”

Treyarch already investigating Xbox issues

Treyarch is well aware of these devastating issues already. In fact, it’s the top problem on the official Trello board, with developers investigating it at this very moment. “We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres added on Reddit.

“My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform,” the community manager wrote.

Similar to those playing on the PS5, you can still access the PS4 version by mistake. This can seemingly lead to all sorts of unique problems. Double-check that you’re running the proper version of the game if your Xbox Series X has been crashing while playing Cold War.

Last but not least, “players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped.” While you won’t be using the flashy new hardware to its full potential with Ray Tracing disabled, it should prevent some devastating crashes.

An incoming patch should help mitigate a good number of these problems on the Xbox hardware, including those that brick the Series X console. However, there’s currently no ETA on when this patch will arrive.