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UFC 4 revealed: Release date, Tyson Fury & Anthony Joshua, more

Published: 11/Jul/2020 16:00

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have revealed their fourth UFC game – UFC 4 – with heavyweight boxing stars Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury getting to step into the Octagon in the newest crossover. 

EA SPORTS have pretty much always dominated the sports video games scene with series like FIFA, Madden, and NHL. In 2014, they dipped their toe back into mixed martial arts and linked up with the UFC.

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Since then, they’ve dropped three games that have had a few interesting characters including Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and even UFC announcers Bruce Buffer and Joe Rogan. 

With the announcement of UFC 4, British heavyweight boxing stars Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will also be joining the mix – stepping out of the squared circle and jumping into the Octagon. 

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Anthony Joshua in UFC 4
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Anthony Joshua will step out of the ring and into the Octagon with UFC 4.

EA SPORTS UFC 4 release date

EA has announced that UFC 4 will release on August 14 with UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya and UFC welterweight contender Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal gracing the cover. 

On top of all the yearly updates to fighters, equipment, and everything else – there are also changes for the fan-favorite career mode with fighter backstories and an improved way to evolve throughout a career.

Though, fans will also be able to take the Octagon outside of the usual arenas and backdrops. Yes, there are two unique locations that will quickly jump off the screen – The Backyard and The Kumite. 

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As already noted, Boxing stars Joshua and Fury will also be stepping into the Octagon – giving fans who have waited for a brand-new Fight Night title that EA might a little bit of hope that they might consider it or even have something in the works. Though, we’ll have to wait and see on that. 

UFC will also follow in the footsteps of other future EA releases like FIFA and Madden, meaning that if you purchase it on Xbox One, you will get an updated version for free once the Xbox Series X releases.

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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 1:28

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. 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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