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Watch Dogs Legion officially announced – Release date, trailer, gameplay

Published: 10/Jun/2019 18:57 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 20:48

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Ubisoft finally unveiled Watch Dogs Legion during their E3 2019 presentation on June 10, after months of speculation as to what the next entry in the series could look like.

Ubisoft confirmed on June 4 that Watch Dogs Legion would show its face at E3, sending eagerly waiting fans into hype mode.

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The wait is finally over, as a trailer officially unveiling the game was shown off, finally detailing what the game is, where it will take place, and who the main characters are.

UbisoftWatch Dogs Legion is set in London, United Kingdom.

Where is Watch Dogs Legion set?

Watch Dogs Legion is officially set in London, United Kingdom, after months of speculation and leaks suggested it would take place in the city.

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It is set in a post-Brexit dystopian world, and instead of having a single protagonist, players will take control of multiple characters with a multitude of different skill sets.

UbisoftThe game has many playable characters.

Who do you play as?

Some of the main playable characters include:

  • A courageous ex-spy from the prestigious MI5 group.
  • A talented robotics expert who got kicked out of one of the UK’s top universities for “teaching robots to reproduce”
  • A bare-knuckle champion with insane boxing skills.
  • An old lady retired assassin, who is “the deadliest of the lot”

Every NPC in the game can be hacked and controlled, making the game the most accessible in the series.

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Players will recruit characters to hacker group DedSec to take on “criminals, a corrupt private military corporation, and an oppressive surveillance state amidst a collapsed government.”

When is the game coming out?

Watch Dogs Legion is releasing worldwide on March 6, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia systems.

Be sure to follow Dexerto for all future Watch Dogs Legion updates – you don’t want to miss a thing!

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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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