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Will The Last of Us Part 2 have multiplayer? Latest rumors and leaks

Published: 19/Jun/2019 9:24 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 9:38

by David Purcell

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Sony might well have delivered some devastating news to players waiting around for The Last of Us Part 2 to be released, as PlayStation appears to have hinted at the absence of a multiplayer mode. 

The rumor mill has been turning endlessly for the upcoming title as Naughty Dog continue to keep their cards firmly against their chest, after not appearing at this year’s E3 2019 trade fair, where many might have been expecting a potential release date to come. 

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Now, though, it looks as if fans have been dealt another huge blow just days after the event, as a piece of PlayStation’s own packaging seems to rule out the support of multiplayer in the upcoming title. 

toochuy, RedditPlayStation’s packaging might have just revealed The Last of Us Part 2 to be a single player only game.

Reddit user toochuy claims to have spotted some interesting small print on PlayStation’s Days of Play box, which appears to rule out online multiplayer support for not just The Last of Us Part 2, but also Days Gone, God of War, and Marvel’s Spider-Man. 

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This, of course, completely goes against what fans have already been told about the highly anticipated title – which certainly casts some uncertainty over just how genuine the photo is below.

“Multiplayer is coming back,” the project’s co-director Kurt Margenau said during the 2018 E3 press conference reveal. “We’re not going to talk details yet about what form that takes, but we can confirm there will be multiplayer.”

Naughty DogFans of The Last of Us certainly won’t want to see multiplayer scrapped for Part 2.

Multiplayer was included in the original The Last of Us game in the form of Factions, where players could choose to side with either the Fireflies or Hunters, but would ultimately work to achieve the same goal – survival. 

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With the piece of packaging causing a little uncertainty among the fanbase, it’s unclear as to whether or not Naughty Dog will include an online option for their newest zombie game. 

In the past, though, they have been very clear about bringing Factions back again, so we’ll have to wait and see. 

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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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