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The Last of Us Part 2 could release sooner than you think

Published: 5/Jul/2019 17:20 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 18:57

by Meg Bethany Koepp


PlayStation 4 fans have been eagerly awaiting news on a The Last of Us Part 2 release date ever since it was announced back in December 2016. Now almost three years on, a rumor suggests players might get their hands on TLOU2 sooner than they think.

Development for the highly anticipated sequel began in 2014, meaning that developers have had five years to work on making it bigger and better than its predecessor – if that’s even possible. With such a long development time, you’d think that means a release date isn’t too far off.

Rumors of a 2019 release date swirled after a Peruvian retailer posted an advert listing an October release, and was made even more confusing after a European retailer slated the game for September. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier later told fans that TLOU2 was indeed supposed to release in Fall 2019, but has been pushed back to 2020. Now, a recent rumor seems to back up his claims.

When is it coming out?

According to a user on Chinese gaming forum A9VG, The Last of Us Part 2 is set to release in February 2020, and will have four different editions available for purchase: a standard edition, a special edition, a collector’s edition, and an Ellie edition.

Infamous games insider ZhugeEX corroborated the rumour, posting on controversial video games forum ResetEra to confirm his supposed knowledge. “Last of Us 2. Feb 2020. Standard Edition, Special Edition, Collectors Edition, Ellie Edition,” he said.

ResetEraInfamous insider ZhugeEX backed up the rumor.

What catches our eye the most about the rumor is the alleged release of the so-called ‘Ellie edition’ – what could this be? If past Naughty Dog collector’s editions are anything to go by, it could include a statuette of the female lead, or even a bust of her head. The first game’s edition had a statue of both Joel and Ellie, so maybe we could see another one of the pair together. Who knows.

Interestingly, the PlayStation 5 is rumored to release in Holiday 2020, so if TLOU2 is coming out in February, maybe it will be a dual release like we saw with the PlayStation 3 version of the game which was remastered for PS4.

Naughty DogCould we see an Ellie edition?

Ellie’s voice actor accidentally let slip

During an interview with Brian Foster from YouTube channel Critical Role, Ellie’s voice actress Ashley Johnson added more fuel to the fire when she accidentally let slip when asked a question about the game’s release date – oops!

“So let’s touch on The Last of Us Part 2 – when’s it come out by the way?” Foster asked the actress. “Um, I think it’s coming out in Fe-” she begins to say before she’s interrupted. There aren’t any other months beginning with the letter F, so her slip up reinforces the rumor of a February 2020 release.

(Timestamp 1:07:01 for mobile viewers.)

While all the signs point to The Last of Us Part 2 coming out early next year, nothing has been confirmed yet so obviously take all rumors with a grain of salt. We’ll update you with any further developments between now and the game’s release, so keep your eyes peeled.


How to claim FIFA 21 Twitch Prime Gaming reward packs (January 2021)

Published: 23/Jan/2021 7:00

by Andrew Amos


Twitch Prime Gaming loot for FIFA 21 looks like it’ll be back at the end of January. After a long while of waiting, here’s what you can expect: including the type of pack, when you can claim, and more.

Last year, a number of free packs were made available to members of the game’s community on a month-by-month basis. Alongside their Division Rivals and FUT Champions rewards, these help gather a big squad of players which can be useful for either playing with, or alternatively for completing SBCs.

The more cards, the better. That’s a general rule for Ultimate Team.

A lot of players will have redeemed these in the past, so let’s take a look at what to expect in the future.

FIFA 21 van dijk and fabinhoSome big players can walk out of FUT packs, so anything free is a bonus for players.

FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards

EA SPORTS hasn’t given players any proper indication that Prime Gaming rewards will be back. However, dataminers have. FUT Watch uncovered pack art for the Prime Gaming pack in the FIFA 21 files on January 21, meaning their launch shouldn’t be far away.

Once they roll out, you’ll know. The FIFA Twitter account always notifies players when a new promotion starts, and the Prime packs are no exception.

What’s included in the FIFA 21 Prime Gaming pack?

While it’s not set in stone yet, players can expect potentially similar rewards to those doled out for FIFA 20. The FIFA 20 Twitch Prime packs, which were last handed out in August, included:

  • 1x 83+ OVR Player
  • 5x Rare Gold Players

While it’s not the most stunning pack, more players are always a good thing in FIFA. Plus, if you can get it for free with Twitch Prime, you wouldn’t turn it down. Maybe your pack luck might strike with it.

When will FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards come out?

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
Rewards are expected to come out soon in FIFA 21.

Chances are, given the release of the pack art at the end of January, rewards will start rolling out early in February. Based on timings from FIFA 20, this’ll give Twitch Prime users around six or seven packs to redeem before FIFA 22 comes out.

Once we have an official release date and time, we will update this article.

How to claim FIFA 21 Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

When the FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards start rolling out, you’ll only need to do a few things to get them.

  1. Connect your Twitch account to an Amazon Prime account, on their website.
  2. Connect an EA SPORTS account to the Twitch account.
  3. Head over to the Twitch Prime crown on the top-right of the page.
  4. Claim the rewards from there.
  5. Load up FIFA 21 and select ‘Store’ on the Ultimate Team screen.
  6. Click ‘My Packs’ and your rewards should be delivered – ready to open!

If you get a Prime Gaming pack after they launch, be sure to tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with your opening ⁠— especially if you get something nice!