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Witcher 3 writer hints at Ciri as main character of future game

Published: 20/May/2020 12:05

by Daniel Cleary

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CD Projekt Red Writer Jakub Szamałek has hinted towards Ciri playing a big role in future games of the popular ‘The Witcher’ franchise.

While Geralt of Rivia’s story seems to have come to its end following The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, many have been eager to find out more about Ciri’s storyline.

Although having limited screen time in the third game (because the story revolved around her being missing), Ciri is the only other playable character in the game and quickly became a fan-favorite for her importance in the series.

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Ciri played a major role in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt alongside Geralt of Rivia.

Following the fifth anniversary of The Witcher 3 on May 19, CD Projekt Red writer, Jakub Szamałek, revealed some details about the process of the award-winning title and even hinted towards the future of the popular character, in an interview with VG247.

After being asked about the possibility of Ciri acting as the lead character in some of the upcoming Witcher games, the writer responded by asking a question in return, “Interesting question… Would you like to play a game with Ciri as a lead character?

However, when later asked if there was anything he regretted about 2015’s game of the year, Jakub revealed that they had not delved into Ciri’s storyline as much as he would’ve liked.

“I regret we didn’t get to explore Ciri’s past a bit more. She’s such an amazingly rich and complex character, due to obvious reasons – well, she’s pretty much gone for two-thirds of the game,” he explained.

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The next Witcher game could be based around the Lion Cub of Cintra.

He continued on, even hinting that while they did not get the chance to show more in the Witcher 3, the Lady of Time and Space could play a major role in an upcoming title.

“She didn’t get quite as much screen time as we writers would have liked. But hey, maybe it’s something we’ll get to get back to in the future.” he added.

While little is known about what’s in store for the future of the Witcher games, CD Projekt Red has at least confirmed that they will be developing a new title after the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

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How to watch Fortnite Galactus live event: Countdown, start time, leaks

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:40 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:47

by Brad Norton

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Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the event playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience.

However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune in to Nickmercs’ live stream on Twitch below.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s been possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

 

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

What can we expect from Fortnite Season 5?

As we mentioned earlier, once the impending Galactus event is over, it’s rumored that there will be another Black Hole style blackout, where the game may be offline for a day or two before Season 5 is playable.

It’s expected that Season 5 will bring with it a new map, after Galactus destroys the current one. A leak has also appeared to confirm a crossover with The Mandalorian, which will bring with it new skins and, of course, the lovablele Baby Yoda.