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GTA Online update patch notes: DR1 Lucky Wheel reward, 2x cash, more

Published: 24/Sep/2020 11:35

by Calum Patterson

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The weekly update for GTA Online is here, with the DR1 added to the Lucky Wheel Podium, a pricy racer that you have the chance to secure for free. Here are the patch notes for the update dropping today, September 24.

As with each weekly update, in addition to the new Podium vehicle, there are discounts, double rewards, and more, although some of the Discounts remain the same as last week’s update.

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There are some new discounts as well though, meaning there are plenty of offers to take advantage off this week. Check out the patch notes below, secured early from reliable Rockstar leaker Tez2.

GTA Online September 24 patch notes

Podium Vehicle: DR1

DR1 on Lucky Wheel
Rockstar Games
The DR1 is a super-fast racer, and you could get it for nothing this week in GTA Online.

The DR1 is a single-seat IndyCar, that would normally set you back almost $3 million at Legendary Motorsport.

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It was added as part of the Los Santos Summer Special update, which dropped on August 11 of this year. It’s already very fast, but also features KERS, letting you go lightning-quick by activating the boost.

Cash and RP boosts, featured races and missions

In addition to the discounts below, you’ll also earn cash and RP at 2x the normal rate in the following missions:

  • Bunker Sell Missions
  • Survivals
  • Mobile Operations Missions

Premium Races & Time Trials

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  • Premium Race: Muscle In
  • Time Trial: Observatory
  • RC Time Trial: Vespucci Canals

Discounts

Returning discounts:

– 50% Off: Torero, Swinger, Savestra, 190z, Stirling GT, Rapid GT Classic, Mamba, Infernus Classic, Z-Type, Viseris

New discounts:

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  • 40% Off: Bunkers, MOCs
  • 35% Off MOC Renovations (Liveries, Weapons, etc.)
  • 30% Off: Bunker Renovations

40% Off: Rocket Voltic, Infernus, Titan

30% Off: Stromberg

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Also, make sure to link your Rockstar account with your Prime Gaming account to get access to even more rewards and discounts in September.

Apex Legends

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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Respawn Entertainment
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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