Overwatch

Insane Overwatch “Mythic Boss Fight” prepares players for Overwatch 2

Published: 16/Sep/2020 17:31

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to hone their teamwork skills in preparation for Overwatch 2’s campaign and PVE missions should look no further. An incredible new boss battle mode has been made possible with the updated Workshop.

In the mode, created by Workshop guru Seita, five players control the likes of Reinhardt, Junkrat, Baptiste, Soldier 76 and Ashe against a giant-sized enemy Reinhardt with mountains of health.

It’s not just the enemy tank that players will need to watch out for, however. Hanzo’s Dragon Strike Ultimate will randomly spawn in the map, certain areas will death traps with Doomfist’s Meteor Strike, Minefields will appear, and even waves of Genjis will attack in unison.

As players continue to damage the boss, getting him down to 40% health, Sigma rocks will begin to rain down from the sky. This has to be one of the craziest parts of the mode and really ups the tension.

Once the boss reaches 15%, all of the aforementioned hazards are in full effect and you’re going to have to act quick to deal the final blow.

There are also certain “buffs” that the Baptiste player can activate to help give your team a better fighting chance. They include casting Mei’s Blizzard, Lucio’s Sound Barrier, a movement speed increase and healing your team to max health.

The whole mode is a difficult, yet rewarding experience that will really put teamwork to the test.

In fact, even Toronto Defiant pros had trouble with the mode on Normal difficulty. It just goes to show that it will take some serious skills to tackle this one. If you want to try it for yourself, the Workshop code is “CDAYS.”

Unfortunately, this seems to be the closest thing we’ll get to Overwatch 2 outside of special events until the sequel finally launches. Hopefully, once it does, it’s as epic as Seita’s boss fight.

Gaming

Rocket League Season 2: new Rocket Pass, car, arena, player anthems, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League’s first season since going cross-platform and free-to-play is coming to an end, but that means Season 2 is around the corner, and it’s set to be even more exciting than the first, with new cars, cosmetics, a new arena, and more.

Rocket League has reached new heights since going cross-platform and free-to-play. It’s become more accessible and merged its player-base into one massive community. These changes have helped the game explode in popularity once again.

The first season in the new era was a huge success. It introduced some new features and improvements that were well-received among old and new players alike. However, the show must go on, and although Season 1 is coming to an end, Season 2 is on the horizon. Here’s everything you need to know.

Rocket Pass: New Cars and Cosmetics

Rocket League Season 2 includes an exciting new Rocket Pass. It’s jam-packed with 70 tiers of unlocks that all revolve around a common theme; lights and sounds. It comes in two tiers, although the free one is limited.

Players will be able to get their hands on everything from fresh new decals, fancy light show explosions, and wheels that look like subwoofers. However, a brand new car exclusive to Rocket Pass Premium is the biggest drawcard.

Rocket Pass Premium owners will unlock the R3MX immediately. It’s an exotic sports car with a cyberpunk twist. But the excitement doesn’t end there. They’ll also be able to unlock an even better version, the R3MX GXT, in the final tier.

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The brand new R3MX car is exclusive to Rocket Pass Premium owners in Rocket League Season 2.

Neon Fields

Rocket League is not all about cars and cosmetics, though. It’s also about the bright and colorful arenas that host all the battles. In Season 2, players will be graced with an exciting new level called Neon Fields.

It has an awesome retro theme with neon shades of blue, pink, purple, and yellow. It also stays true to the lights and sounds with an enormous speaker attached to the roof with an equalizer behind the stands.

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Rocket League’s latest arena, Neon Fields, looks like a blast.

Player Anthems

Last but not least, Rocket League Season 2 will introduce a new customization option called Player Anthems. You’ll be able to select a song from Rocket League’s awesome soundtrack and have it blasting in the background every time you score a goal.

What’s more, Rocket League Season 2 will also feature new music and content from Kaskade, an immensely popular DJ affiliated with the Monstercat label. Some of his songs, including two new ones, will be available as Player Anthems too.

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Rocket League Season 2 is set to be even better than the first.

When does Rocket League Season 2 launch?

Rocket League Season 2 launches on December 9. However, the pre-season update goes live a day earlier on December 8 at 4 pm PDT. 

The update will also include next-gen improvements on Xbox Series X and S and other quality-of-life tweaks and bug fixes.