League of Legends

League of Legends Wild Rift Yordle Expedition event: everything we know

Published: 8/Jan/2021 16:01

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends’ adorable little Yordles are some of Riot Games’ most ingenious creations. The tiny characters have become so popular that they’ve got their own event in Wild Rift, the Yordle Expedtion!

Despite being small, the Yordle race has a mighty presence in Riot Games’ flagship MOBA, League of Legends. Tiny little animal style creatures that are both adorable and deadly, the champions have become some of the game’s most iconic characters.

While Wild Rift patch 2.0 announced that the beloved characters would be arriving on the Rift on January 6, there were only vague mentions of the Yordle Expedition Event that accompanies them.

So here’s everything we know about the Yordle party that will be kickstarting Wild Rift’s inaugural season.

League of LegendsTeemo may be adorable, but the little scout is a nightmare to play against.

What is the Yordle Expedition?

The Yordle Expedition promises to be an event quite unlike any other, and despite their small stature the tiny champions are going to be starting the party in style!

In their PR release, Riot note that “Riot Games is thrilled to announce that League of Legends: Wild Rift is bringing you the Yordle Expedition. The game’s most ambitious event so far will run through January 2021 and it allows you to explore Runeterra through its littlest champions, featuring Teemo, Lulu, Corki, Tristana, and Kennen.”

You’ll follow a trail for each respective Yordle, with the ability to explore the land of Runeterra as a server or on your own. As you progress along the Yordle Progress Map, you’ll unlock 3 new daily tasks each day that reward 20 Steps + 90 Blue Motes per task.

Speaking of Runterra, as you progress through the different Regions of the iconic map you’ll receive Region Quests that will net you 25 Poro Coins and 100 “Steps.” These Steps are critical to your journey, as they’ll net you even more rewards!

Step Rewards

Below we’ve got an extensive list of each reward for a certain amount of steps:

  • 400 steps = Emote
  • 700 steps = Blue Motes
  • 1000 steps = 25 Poro Coins
  • 1300 steps = Bauble
  • 1600 = Yordle Expedition Champion Selection Chest
  • 1850 = Yordle Expedition Pose Selection Chest
  • 2000 = Icon Border

So make sure that you jump onto Runterra from January 9 to January 29, otherwise you’ll miss out on some crazy adventures!

Will you be planting Noxious Traps with Teemo, or Rocket Jumping with Tristana? We’re certainly excited to see what action this event brings.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.