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Ubisoft removes 3-day early access from Watch Dogs Legion

Published: 13/Jul/2020 18:45 Updated: 13/Jul/2020 18:46

by Brent Koepp

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In a surprise announcement, Ubisoft has stated that Watch Dogs Legion will no longer have three-day early access. According to reports, the French publisher might also be removing the feature from all future special editions of their titles.

Over the last decade, video game companies have tried to entice consumers to pre-order their latest titles with lavish collectors editions that contain perks. Publishers like Ubisoft started to include early access where fans could play the game three days before its release date.

However, in a statement posted on July 13, the French developer revealed that they are now removing the perk from Watch Dogs Legion. The divisive feature will also reportedly no longer be offered in upcoming projects – though that’s not confirmed.

Ubisoft stops early access for Watch Dogs Legion

The games industry has seen a wealth of new trends over the last 10 years, from microtransactions to season passes. In 2017, companies began to offer players the chance to play the latest AAA title a fews days early if they are willing to shell out extra cash for a special edition.

In a surprising move, Ubisoft has revealed that they will no longer be including the perk for Watch Dogs Legion. The news first broke from industry analyst Daniel Ahmad who re-posted their statement on social media.

“Since the announcement of Watch Dogs: Legion last year we’ve worked to refine the content of the game’s premium editions with additions and adjustments to improve the player experience,” it read.

The company then explained that the game will instead focus on “additional story-based content” through its season pass as well as cosmetics. “Additionally, all editions of Watch Dogs Legion will be released simultaneously on 10.29.2020. As a result the “3 day early access” has been removed from the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions.”

Early access was initially offered in several of Legion’s premium editions, although the feature is now being removed before its October release. According to gaming outlet GameSpot, Ubisoft’s decision could apply future releases as well.

The announcement is sure to go over well with many players, as it had received a divisive reaction in the past with some fans arguing that users were simply paying to play the game on time while everyone else had to wait an extra three days.

The decision comes off the heels of Ubisoft’s Forward conference which was held on July 12. At the event, the developer announced several marquee titles, such as Far Cry 6 – set to hit stores in 2021 – as well as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which debuts on November 18.

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Cute Brigitte skin concept is just what Overwatch needs this Christmas

Published: 2/Dec/2020 13:02

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch has always been renowned for producing some beautiful festive skins and as Christmas gets ever closer, another cute skin concept for Brigitte has surfaced. 

Brigitte has become one of Overwatch’s most divisive heroes. While written into the game as a support, her kit makes her easily able to flex between support and damage dealer, and her health bar reflects a tank’s more than it does that of a support.

Recent health bar buffs left players up in arms, and Blizzard responded a patch later with nerfs reverting her health bar back to how it was. Despite the controversy that surrounds Sweden’s young hero, her fans really do love her even if her haters often know how to shout louder.

One fan has shown their passion for the tank support by designing an adorable Christmas skin just in time for the festive season.

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Brigitte may look adorable, but she’s a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

Christmas Skin Concept for Brigitte is truly heartwarming

One Reddit user shared their own concept for a future Christmas skin for the tank support, and has received a wave of praise.

The user in question, Annzey, unveiled her ‘Gingerbrig’ concept. They note that their friend, Murdered Sun, was the actual artist behind the drawing, but the concept wall all her own.

It features Brigitte wearing a gingerbread style outfit, with icing holding together her armour, a candy cane style mace and an adorable little gingerbread man forming the core of her iconic shield.

To top it off her hair is tied back using a little mistletoe, and her cheeks have a reddish hue from having been out too long in the cold. The attention to detail in the design is truly perfect; Annzey really has created a skin people would buy.

GINGERBRIG- Concept Art ❄️ So a while ago I had posted an idea for a Gingerbread Brigitte skin and I’ve been obsessed with the idea so I asked my friend if she could draw some concept art for me and WELLA! I present to you- GINGERBRIG! What do y’all think??? :))✨ from r/Overwatch

Overwatch fans react

The comments section of Annzey’s post is dominated by comments praising their design. One redditer writes that they “would pay 3k coins if this was added” despite not playing Brigitte.

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Another claims that the art is ‘A-Mei-Zing!’, a beautiful play on words to describe an equally stunning concept.

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So while Brigitte has just received a Halloween skin, it would be great if Blizzard pulled off something like Annzey’s work for the Holiday period. After all, all Overwatch fans want for Christmas are cute hero skins.