GTA Online update adds Autarch, Superyacht missions & new Prime rewards
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GTA Online update adds Autarch, Superyacht missions & new Prime rewards

Published: 19/Nov/2020 11:12

by Andrew Highton

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A stunning new podium vehicle takes center stage in this week’s GTA Online update. The Autarch and Superyacht missions are the standout highlights and as always, info on Prime rewards.

It’s that time of the week again. GTA Online’s arsenal of delights is set to be bolstered once more with free goodies and discounts for days. In addition to that, we also have new Twitch Prime rewards too.

As we do each week, we give credit to Twitter’s GTA Online update expert, TezFunz2, as he has secured this info early as always.

Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s new GTA online patch notes.

GTA Online November 19 update: Patch notes

Casino rewards vehicle

autarch in garage in gta online
Rockstar Games
A stunning piece of craftsmanship.

The stunning Autarch is this week’s podium vehicle available to be won on the podium wheel. A stylish Super Car that can take anyone’s breath away. Play your cards right with the casino wheel, and you’ll steal this piece of art for free, when it normally costs $1, 955 000.

According to the GTA Wiki website: “This is not a hypercar. It’s not a sports prototype or a concept GT. It’s something else. Something much, much better. And this isn’t even an advert for whatever it is. The Autarch doesn’t need an advert. It doesn’t need anything it doesn’t have already, least of all the approval of an irrelevance like you. No, you need it: more than you need money, dignity or life itself. Go on, we dare you not to buy it.”

Superyacht races, exciting new races, and glorious discounts

superyacht in gta online
Rockstar Games
Battle of the boats baby.

Superyacht races return to batter the waves with their hulking frames.

As for your weekly bonuses and incentives, it’s 3x GTA$ and RP on these modes:

  • Land Races
  • Superyacht Missions

You can also enjoy 2x GTA$ & RP on:

  • Diamond Adv modes
  • “Running Back Remix” Adv mode
  • Gerald Contact Missions

There doesn’t appear to be a free login reward, but there is a Business Battle Event Cargo Reward in the form of a Blue Dot Tech Mask.

Races/Time Trials

  • Premium Race: Downtown Underground
  • Time Trial: Cypress Flats
  • RC Time Trial: Storm Drain

Discounts

t20 in gta online
Rockstar Games
The T2 is a beauty.

In this week’s discounts, players can expect big discounts on yachts, upgrades for yachts, and modifications.

There is also 40% Off select other vehicles and items  too:

  • T20 ($1,320,000)
  • Sugoi ($734,400 – $550,800)
  • Laser Weapons

You can also get 30% off:

  • All Docktease boats
  • Thrax ($1,627,500)

PS Plus Owners also get their usual $1 million for logging in for the month of November, if not already claimed. That covers the majority of things for this week, hope you enjoyed reading the GTA Online update about Autarch and Superyacht races, we’ll have more next time.

Twitch Prime Gaming rewards November

There’s also some new Twitch Prime Gaming rewards to carry on November in style. For more information on that and exclusive discounts for members, check out our GTA Online Prime Gaming rewards hub that’s updated regularly. This week, though, the main sales are as follows:

 

  • Nightshade (80% off)
  • DR1 (60% off)

Not only are these cars slashed in price, but you could get free cash and properties just for being a member!

World of Warcraft

Top 5 best class/race combos in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:03

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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WoW Shadowlands is lifting back the veil of the known world of Azeroth and giving players the chance to experience what lies beyond. With a new expansion comes players wanting to try out new characters. But what combinations of race and class work best? Find out below.

Choosing a class and a race to play, whether it’s your main toon or an alt can be an important choice in the MMORPG: making sure the character clicks with you and fits in with your personal fantasy. While each race’s racial abilities can slightly improve your overall experience of the game, it’s not enough to necessarily push players into one race over the other. Often, it can come down to lore reasons and what looks coolest together.

Here, we’ve detailed our top five favorite class/race combinations for you to try out in the future in World of Warcraft.

Blood Elf Rogue

Blood Elf Rogue in Zandalar, crouching while in stealth
Activision-Blizzard
Blood Elf females have objectively the best rogue animations.

Rogues are a great class to utilize in a PvE environment. With skills like Shadowstep, Stealth and Vanish allowing you to quickly hide from foes, or appear in a flash behind them, Rogues are fun to play. Blood Elves have a racial ability called ‘Arcane Torrent’ that when activated as a Rogue, restores 15 energy (the rogue equivalent of mana) to the player. This can be incredibly useful in a pinch and is a great addition to any Rogue’s toolkit in a PvE environment.

A 1% boost to critical chance through Arcane Acuity’s racial is also handy, Blood Elf female-presenting characters also have arguably the coolest stealth animations in-game, particularly the crouch, which puts the character into a stalking-like, ready to pounce animation.

Worgen Druid

Worgen Druid female and their cat and bear forms
Activision-Blizzard
Worgen Druids are a fantastic choice, visually.

With Worgens already being a ‘shapeshifter’ to a degree, extending this further by playing a Druid is a great option. With grizzled bear and cat forms, the Werewolf theme is extended into both of these. Druids also have Travel forms, which differ depending upon what your traveling across, as well as a Flight Form to escape from danger in a pinch.

Worgen characters have the Running Wild racial which activates their ‘true form’, putting them on all fours and allowing them to zip across the map with a movement speed increase of 200%.

They also fit within lore, if that’s something you’re looking for, too. In Silverpine Forest, the Gilneas Liberation Front disguised themselves in their Bear Form to confuse the enemy. Following the bears being slain, they would leave behind a Worgen form. With their curse originating in the dream, too, it can be safe to say that Worgen are likely to have an affinity towards the class.

Pandaren Shaman

Pandaren Shaman with Totems in Zandalar
Activision-Blizzard
Shamans’ totems are visually fantastic, too.

With a deep respect for their ancestors, Pandaren are a great choice for Shamans. Respecting and harnessing the elements and utilizing them to further their goal works wonderfully well. It’s a big part of the Shamanistic beliefs and is a great fit. The race has strong symbolic associations to it, too.

Pandaren Shamans casting animations are awesome. When casting their basic abilities like Lightning Bolt, wind flurries around the character’s hair swirling the magic with their hands as they cast. It looks absolutely fantastic.

Their totems are also great looking, too. Featuring a paw print on the center barrel and a thick red rope, these totems are some of the coolest looking in the game.

Night Elf Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter Night Elf in The Shattered Abyss
Activision-Blizzard
Demon Hunters Night Elves look fantastic, especially alongside the new customization and hair options introduced with Shadowlands.

One of the least played classes in World of Warcraft, Night Elf Demon Hunters look incredible. Shadowlands’ extra customization options for races (including the Overwatch-inspired Sombra hair shown above) fits fantastically well with the Demon Hunter aesthetic.

Blood Elves, in comparison, often look too small and can be swamped against the giant Warglaive sizing – something that is mitigated slightly with a Nelf. They look powerful, agile and have fantastic animations compared to the Belf counterpart. Night Elves’ Silver trim armor looks great against the silver-based jewelry available for the race, too.

A bonus is their racial ability. Shadowmeld gives you the ability to “dodge” spells that don’t have an instant cast and are targeted to players, which can also come in very handy in a PvP situation. You can slip into the shadows with it, too, lasting until it’s canceled, or until movement begins.

Undead Mage

An Undead Mage in WoW casting a spell in Zandalar
Activision-Blizzard
Undead mages are an obvious choice for caster classes.

Undead mages are the coolest classes to utilize in WoW. With the optional bone option for character customization, and an emphasis on grungy/rock-based hairstyles, Undead character looks fantastic. Their animations for casting are second to none, and they work fantastically well for the Venthyr or Necrolord Covenants in Shadowlands.

With great mana-restoring racials such as ‘Cannibalize’, and ‘Touch of The Grave’ giving a chance to drain the target and deal shadow damage, also healing you. It also provides indefinite underwater breathing, and with a mage’s sometimes long casting times, this can come at your aid in a pinch.

So, there you have it. Our top five recommendations for fantastic class and race combinations in World of Warcraft.