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Summit1g is mind blown by the FPS cap for Red Dead Redemption 2

Published: 4/Oct/2018 15:58 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 13:50

by Ross Deason

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2018, but Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar is threatening not to play it at all!

The full-time streamer is one of the biggest names on Twitch and he’s not one to mince his words when he isn’t a fan of something in the gaming industry, like the capped frame rate in Red Dead 2!

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The 31-year-old was discussing the upcoming game during a recent stream when he found out that the upcoming Rockstar Games title would be locked at 30 frames per second, and he wasn’t happy about it!

“Is Red Dead going to be 60 FPS? Because if it’s not I just won’t bother but I’m hoping it will be, I imagine it will be,” he said before reading the responses in his Twitch chat.

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As the answers began flooding in, the streamer said: “You’re fucking kidding me. You’re fucking kidding me. It’s going to be 30?! I’m not even gonna buy it dude.”

Summit went on to say that he will wait for the game to be released on PC, but he could be waiting for quite some time as there has been no announcement about if, or when, that will happen.

“I can’t believe we live in a day and age in 2018 where people are okay with that,” he continued as the news of the game running at less than 60 FPS on console continues to settle in. “You guys are okay with 30 FPS? Like it’s fucking 2005? I’d boycott the fuck out of that game.”

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is due to be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26 and the stunning gameplay trailers have gone down exceptionally well with most fans, 30 FPS or not.

Fans of summit will have to wait and see whether he reconsiders his decision to wait for the game to be released on PC so that they can watch him play the Western-themed action and adventure game.

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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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