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Mortdog confirms TFT Patch 10.21b will nerf OP Warwick-Shiv combo

Published: 18/Oct/2020 7:40

by Andrew Amos


TFT Patch 10.21 has been dominated by three things ⁠— Divine, Warwick, and Statikk Shiv ⁠— forging one of the most OP comps ever. Riot are aware though, with lead developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer confirming a nerf is on its way in just a couple of days.

Divine was one of the weakest traits when TFT Fates released. Then, Patch 10.21 came through. The buff now gave Divine units even more damage, more defences, and even a cleanse.

This made units like Warwick, who was already pretty contested in Brawler-Ashe compositions, a lot more valuable. It could have ended there, but there was another change ⁠— Statikk Shiv got a huge damage buff, dealing more damage if a unit was affected by crowd control.

Warwick in TFT Fates
Riot Games
Warwick has risen up to be the most broken character in TFT Fates after Patch 10.21.

This catapulted Divine from one of the weakest traits, to the strongest almost immediately. Off the back of Warwick, Statikk Shiv, and Divine, lobbies were filled with people rolling for the insta-win combination.

TFT players have been calling for a hotfix for days. Now, Riot are heralding their calls, although they remain cautious of what they want to do.

“I don’t think the new Divine is OP with Warwick. I don’t think Shiv is that out of line on non Warwick champs. But the combination of the two is clearly out of line,” lead developer Mortdog told players on Reddit.

Riot still aren’t sure of the exact solution they are going to implement in TFT Patch 10.21b. Mortdog has stated the dev team are working on a solution that cuts down the power of both Divine and Statikk Shiv without making the two useless.

This includes a nerf to Divine’s damage reduction and true damage, and converting Shiv’s damage from true damage to magic damage. Neither of these changes have been locked in however.

They haven’t locked the patch in with 100% certainty either. They want to give players a bit more time to figure out some counters. However, Mortdog admitted that it’s coming with “basically a 100% chance” in the coming days ⁠— likely on October 20.

Riot haven’t decided if any other changes will be shipped in the b-patch. The mini-update in TFT Patch 10.20 included nerfs to Aphelios, Ashe, and Spirit. It’s likely Divine could be the only trait targeted, but if something else crops up as being meta-breaking, Riot won’t hesitate.

“We’re willing to B-Patch frequently as needed so you aren’t stuck in a bad state for two weeks,” Mortdog said.

We will update you once Riot release the TFT Patch 10.21b notes.


How to complete FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups SBC Week 5: solutions & cost

Published: 29/Oct/2020 19:31

by Nate Searl


The fifth week of Marquee Matchups SBCs is now live in FIFA 21, focusing on the batch of international games that are being played across the globe. Here’s what you need to know. 

Marquee Matchups Week 5 features games from the MLS, Ligue 1 Uber Eats, LaLiga Santander, and Bundesliga. Like with other Marquee Matchups SBCs, you will need to complete four different tasks to complete it.

Without further ado, let’s look at the SBC and the cheapest solutions you can use to finish it.

New York City FC v NY Red Bulls

The first match of the FIFA 21 SBC is from the MLS, and features New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.


  • MLS Players: Min 1
  • Leagues: Min 3
  • Players from one club: Max 3
  • Rare Players: Min 1
  • Player Quality: Min. Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
Here’s how to complete the MLS Marquee Matchup

According to FUTBIN, this challenge should cost you around 5,000 coins on PS4 and it doesn’t require any loyalty or position changes.

OL v LOSC Lille

The second matchup comes from Ligue 1 Uber Eats and features OL and LOSC Lille.


  • Ligue 1 Uber Eats Players: Min. 2
  • Players from same league: Max. 5
  • Players from one club: Min. 3
  • Gold Players: Min. 3
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
Here’s how to complete the Ligue 1 Uber Eats challenge

This FIFA 21 solution should cost around 6,000 coins on PS4, and doesn’t require position changes or loyalty.

Athletic Club v Sevilla FC

The third game is from LaLiga Santander and features Athletic Club v Sevilla FC.


  • Athletic Club or Sevilla FC Players: Min. 1
  • Nationalities/Regions: Min. 5
  • Players from the same nation/region: Max. 3
  • Rare Players: Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 80
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
How to complete the LaLiga Santander challenge.

This challenge should cost around 6,000 coins and doesn’t require any loyalty or position changes.

M’gladbach v RB Leipzig

The final component of the FIFA 21 SBC features the two Bundesliga teams.


  • M’gladbach or RB Leipzig Players: Min. 1
  • Bundesliga Players: Min. 2
  • Clubs: Min. 5
  • Rare Players: Min. 2
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 77
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 85
  • Players in squad: 11


Marquee Matchups Week 5
Solution to the final component of the SBC.

This is the most expensive component of the SBC, costing around 7,000 coins on PS4. It also doesn’t require any position changes or loyalty.

You will receive FIFA 21 FUT packs for each component of the SBC, as well as a Rare Electrum Players Pack for completing the SBC. Be sure to get it done fast, as it expires a week from today!