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Pokemon Go’s new tag system will put an end to ridiculous nicknames

Published: 5/Oct/2020 15:42 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 18:09

by Paul Cot

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We’ve all been there – giving a particular Pokemon a ridiculously complicated nickname just so you can identify them later. However, a recent datamine claims Niantic are going to fix this issue in Pokemon Go and soon.

Whether it’s including a mon’s IVs or abbreviating its moveset, your Pokemon’s names would look like random numbers and letters to a lot of trainers. It’s annoying because you don’t really want to have to name your best Mewtwo, CFPS151515.

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For those of you who don’t have enough Pokemon to warrant these nicknames, sorting through them can still be a problem. This can be alleviated using the long list of search terms Pokemon Go offers, which a lot of trainers don’t actually know about.

Nevertheless, a new tagging system will give trainers yet another way to differentiate between Pokemon.

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Tagging system to work like Pokemon boxes

The information comes courtesy of the renowned Pokeminers, who are always sharing changes in the Pokemon Go code. ” This is exciting and sounds like Niantic’s take on boxes or even to help the integration with Home as Home does have tags in the mobile app,” the Pokeminers posted.

While they aren’t called boxes specifically, being able to add tags would provide the same effect. So, for example, you could have two tags to begin with – rare and battle.

What’s more is each tag needs to have a color too, making it even clearer. Additionally, much like when you mass transfer, you can select several Pokemon at a time and assign them the same tag.

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It’s a relatively small change in the grand scheme of Pokemon Go but certainly a welcome one. After all, sorting has always been a headache in the mobile game.

Thankfully, it looks like finding a particular Pokemon is about to get a lot easier.

Valorant

Everything coming in Valorant Act 3: Icebox map, new Agent, Battle pass

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26

by Calum Patterson

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Riot Games has now unveiled its grand plans for Act III of Episode 1 in Valorant, including a first look at the brand new agent.

Riot already confirmed the brand new map, Icebox, the second new map coming to the game since launch.

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In addition, a new Agent is joining the roster, but at the time of writing, Riot is keeping their exact name, abilities and lore under wraps.

Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Act 3:

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New Map: Icebox

Because the new map is being pushed live early, the new Agent will be delayed. The Agent will release 2 weeks (one patch cycle) after the start of Act III. This will allow the devs to sort out any stability issues.

ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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We’re still closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish. On top of our newest map, you’ll unlock 50-tiers of fresh Battlepass goods to personalize your play, have another go at your Rank with refined Competitive matchmaking, and try the latest Agent just one patch later.

MAP: ICEBOX (OCT. 13 UNRATED, OCT. 27 COMPETITIVE)

An abandoned Kingdom research facility in the arctic wilderness is the next location to flex your aim and abilities. Pierce the dense snow cover as an Attacker to plant the Spike. And, outplay as Defender using ziplines to reach new and dangerous heights.

The two objective sites on Icebox favor frequent skirmishes, sharp aim, and adaptive play.

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COMPETITIVE REFRESH (OCT. 27)

These Act III Competitive changes hope to make your Rank climb tighter as we work on the long term health of organized team play:

  • Upgrade that Act Rank Badge with the next Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers, for tighter matchmaking
  • Select your preferred server and improve your ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

Watch our latest Dev Diary for more detail and a peek into Joe Ziegler’s living room.

ACT III BATTLEPASS (OCT. 13)

The Battlepass returns with improvements for Act III—revamped weekly mission progress for faster unlocks and additional Epilogue tiers.

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Collect heads, rake in the XP, then snap on Act III exclusives like the “Chilly McFreeze” Gun Buddy to match your arctic battles, the “Radianite Hazard” Player Card, and the Viper Spray that reminds you to wash your hands.

Purchase the Act III Premium Battlepass to unlock more tiers of VALORANT items like the Ruin Vandal, “Disco Ball” Gun Buddy, and the Surge Bucky (with variants!).

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Learn more about VALORANT’s Battlepass system here.

WEAPON SKIN: SINGULARITY (OCT. 13)

Singularity exists in a far future, vast in its journey from the beyond. Powerful, abstract, and mysterious. None know where it came from or how it came to be.

Harness its unstable force on the Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and Melee when you buy the Singularity bundle.

GUN BUDDY: WELCOME, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

More (low ping) challengers to the Radiant throne have arrived from the Middle East and North Africa.

Log in during October 28 to earn the Dallah Gun Buddy and celebrate their homecoming.

NEW AGENT: ??? (OCT. 27)

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The new Agent teaser

That’s everything we know so far about Act III – stay tuned to @ValorantUpdates for the latest.