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New Grounded story trailer and details revealed at Inside Xbox

Published: 7/Apr/2020 22:30 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 22:47

by David Purcell

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Obsidian revealed a whole host of new information on upcoming title ‘Grounded’ during the Inside Xbox broadcast on April 7, including a fresh story trailer for the survival game.

Running around in the wild is something you can do in almost every game, but in Grounded, characters are just as small as the bugs and obstacles any back yard has to offer.

The title will be available to play in both multiplayer and single-player, coming exclusively to Xbox. The official release date for the game is July 28, 2020, meaning that this one will land in Xbox One first, with the Xbox Series X coming later in the year.

Grounded gameplay
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More Grounded gameplay footage was revealed at Inside Xbox.

With the machine that can return players to their normal size currently out of order, they will be left to fend for themselves in Grounded. In order to do that, we now know that there will be Fortnite-style building included in the game.

In terms of weapons, those revealed in the new trailer include a bow and arrow, sticks, as well as a few others. The full trailer can be seen below.

New Inside Xbox Grounded story trailer

“Go big or never go home” is the main message from the trailer, with the story seemingly built around the idea of eventually returning to normal life and escaping the smaller version of yourself – which looks like a pretty interesting concept.

In terms of travel, players will be able to move from place to place with the in-game dandelions, floating around at will. The trailer revealed as much.

You can either continue this story or link up with friends online, and it looks like Grounded could be one of the most interesting exclusive releases on Xbox in the coming months. Whether or not it will pop off like Fortnite and other games remains to be seen, but the early signs are impressive.

League of Legends

Riot dev reveals plans to expand League’s Champion Mastery system

Published: 25/Oct/2020 18:02

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games developer Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon has revealed interest in expanding the Champion Mastery system in League of Legends, following the success of the Eternals capsules.

There are now over 150 champions in League of Legends, but most players will only pick a few characters to master in their favorite roles.

With each match played on a champion, you will be rewarded with Mastery points in-game depending on your performance, and S ratings will give you the best chance at progressing quickly.

Champion Mastery collection screen
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LoL players have been calling for new ways to progress in the Champion Mastery system.

Once you reach a certain number of Mastery points, you can continue to unlock badges and emotes which highlight just how experienced you are on a particular champion.

While there are currently only seven tiers of mastery in-game, Riot devs have revealed plans to expand on the system, after testing Champion Eternals, which tracks stats such as damage dealt with abilities, in recent months.

League Game Director Andrei van Roon explained that Eternals has “hit the mark” they were expecting and are now considering adding better rewards for the complete Champion Mastery system.

“I do think they suffer somewhat from players who aren’t interested in them wanting something somewhat similar (more progression avenues for example),” the Riot dev revealed, adding that LoL fans have been eager for more ways to progress through the Mastery system.

After being asked if there were any plans for expanding the current Champion Masteries, Meddler confirmed that it was something they were looking at implementing in the future.

“Can’t make any promises on timeline, but at some point, I’d like to expand Champ Mastery a bit more as a system,” he explained.

While it is unclear just when these changes could be made to the Mastery system, as the upcoming item overhaul is expected to shake League of Legends up, it will likely take place sometime after the 2021 preseason.