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Harry Potter Hogwarts: Legacy RPG revealed for PlayStation 5

Published: 16/Sep/2020 21:39 Updated: 17/Sep/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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Portkey Games have announced their first console release Hogwarts: Legacy for the PlayStation 5, introducing the brimming world of Harry Potter to the next generation of gaming.

This will be an open-world RPG where players can join Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff to learn different magic that will be used to fight beasts and Dark Wizards alike.

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The game will release in 2021 and will let players assume the role of a new Hogwarts student, letting fans play out their fantasies across the four houses in the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Players will get to interact with some of the iconic areas from the Harry Potter franchise including the Forbidden Forest, inside classes, dormitories, the Great Hall, and more.

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Hogwarts Legacy will let players learn skills like Flying.

The trailer showed off different classes and skills that the player will be able to hone including Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and, of course, Flying.

Interestingly enough, the game will take place in the 1800s and “your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart.” As a late acceptance, your character will go through the Hogwarts courses while discovering the secrets of the Ancient Magic.

Since its an RPG, the game will let you choose to pick the good or evil route throughout the story. Details of how this will change the game have not been revealed.

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In the trailer, wizards and witches are seen battling trolls, the undead, spectres, and more creatures from the magical world.

Even more exciting, there are going to be locations outside of Hogwarts to explore. In the trailer, we see a brief look at Hogsmeade and, if we’re to assume the role of a new Hogwarts student, then Diagon Alley could also play a small part in the game.

This has been a title that Potterheads have long been waiting for, and will finally be able to jump into the secret world of magic soon.

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The project is in collaboration with Warner Bros Games, Avalanche, Wizarding World, and Portkey Games. Hogwarts: Legacy will be available in 2021 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:13

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 5. 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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