League of Legends

TFT Patch 10.21b notes: Divine & Shiv nerfs, Akali changes, more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 1:28 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 5:58

by Andrew Amos

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TFT Patch 10.21b is here, and you can finally stop forcing Warwick. Well, maybe… Divine and Statikk Shiv have taken a beating on the B-Patch, alongside other potent mechanics like Adept, Akali, and Locket of the Iron Solari.

If you played on the first half of TFT Patch 10.21, we hope you were lucky enough to highroll Warwick every game. Riot has added emergency changes to nerf the ultra-strong Divine-Warwick-Statikk Shiv combo on October 20 in TFT Patch 10.21b.

It comes after Divine was given an overhaul in the earlier update, giving the trait near-unstoppable power, even if it was temporary. Statikk Shiv also received huge damage buffs in TFT Patch 10.21.

Divine-Warwick-Shiv no more after Divine, Shiv nerfs

While Warwick as a champion wasn’t touched ⁠— Riot believes he’s not OP generally ⁠— the two components that made him the best champion in TFT were: Divine and Statikk Shiv.

Divine is losing 10% of its true damage conversion and damage reduction, down from 50% to 40%. This should make Divine units more vulnerable, while also making regular counters like Vanguard more effective.

Shiv, on the other hand, is losing one of its conditions for bonus damage: crowd control. Shiv will now only deal bonus damage to shielded targets, not shielded or CC’d ones. This means Warwick can’t chain bonus damage constantly unless they have a shield from Janna, Locket of the Iron Solari, or Keeper buff.

These changes should help curb the power of the Divine-Warwick-Shiv combo. It might not be dead ⁠— it’s still a powerful interaction ⁠— but it’s harder to pull off.

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Adept has been nerfed in TFT Patch 10.21b too.

Adept, Akali, Locket also nerfed in TFT Patch 10.21b

In case you were unsure, there were actually more things to TFT than just Divine, Warwick, and Statikk Shiv ⁠— not that you’d know after playing this latest patch. Adept, Akali, and Locket of the Iron Solari have also been overperforming in some capacity, and so they’re getting nerfed.

Adept is losing some of its attack speed slow at all levels, down 0.5 seconds at two and three units, and a whole second at four.

Akali is losing some of her carry potential at three-star with a decrease in her spell damage. Locket of the Iron Solari will now give a weaker shield from one to three-star too, down 50 early, and 100 late.

Between these and the Divine changes, the game should be in a much healthier state ahead of TFT Patch 10.22. You can find the full patch notes below.

TFT Patch 10.21b notes

  • Adept Attack Speed debuff Duration: 2.5/4/7 seconds ⇒ 2/3.5/6 seconds
  • Divine Damage Reduction: 50% ⇒ 40%
  • Divine True Damage: 50% ⇒ 40%
  • Akali Five-Point Strike Damage: 150/225/400 ⇒ 150/225/350
  • Locket of the Iron Solari Shield: 350/450/600/800 ⇒ 300/375/500/800
  • Statikk Shiv Bonus Damage: Crowd-controlled or Shielded ⇒ Shielded targets
Fortnite

Fortnite’s Galactus event smashes huge player record set by Travis Scott

Published: 2/Dec/2020 4:23

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 ended with a bang as millions of players joined forces to take down Marvel’s planet-sized supervillain, Galactus, setting a new concurrent player record in the process.

Fortnite players have been on a collision course with Marvel’s Galactus for a long time now. An inevitable showdown between them and the imposing supervillain became more obvious as the season progressed.

At the beginning of the battle, everyone watched in horror as Galactus finally approached the island and claimed he was hungry as he swatted a helicopter out of the sky. Fortunately, Iron Man turned up and told Fortnite players how they could help.

Funnily enough, their duties involved piloting a battle bus armed with explosives to feed him. Eventually, after enough damage was dealt, Galactus exploded, and the island was saved.

It wasn’t the all-guns-blazing battle that players had anticipated, but it still turned out to be incredibly fun. Plus, it attracted so many people that the event smashed Fortnite’s previous concurrent player record, yet again.

Fortnite Epic Games Galactus Event Record
Epic Games
Fortnite players managed to beat Galactus once and for all.

Fortnite’s first major concurrent player record was set during the Party Royale Premier. Millions of players from all around the world hopped in to celebrate the game’s 350 million registered player milestone.

It was impressive at the time, but it didn’t take long to beat. Travis Scott’s Astronomical music event smashed it out of the park when he led a whopping 12.3 million Fortnite players on a magical mystery tour.

Nobody thought it would be possible to topple that. However, Epic Games is always looking for new ways to push the envelope and watch it bend. Fortnite’s Galactus event attracted even more concurrent players and viewers and set the bar even higher.

“We defeated him!” said Epic Games. “A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today’s in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on YouTube and Twitch!”

It’s was the perfect way to end an action-packed season. Unfortunately, it means the Fortnite x Marvel crossover will probably come to an end for the time being.

However, the good news is that it’s already been confirmed to happen again sometime soon.

Plus, there are always new and equally incredible crossovers on the cards, including The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5, which goes live on Dec. 2.