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World of Warcraft: The best expansion to level through

Published: 6/Nov/2020 16:34 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 12:00

by Ava Thompson-Powell


With World of Warcraft: Shadowlands finally released and peeling back the veil on what lies beyond, players new and old are heading back to the MMORPG. We’ve compiled a list of our recommendations for the expansion pack to level through, depending on your personal needs.

At the beginning of October, fans were shocked when Blizzard announced that the newest expansion, Shadowlands, was to be delayed. Citing reasons as the need for “additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces,” content creator Asmongold stated that this was ultimately a positive outcome.

One of the new, upcoming features of Shadowlands is Chromie Time. This is a way for players to pick which expansion pack they want to level through. For new players, Battle for Azeroth is the only option.

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Shadowlands is now set to release for fans on November 23, 2020.

For any further alts created, however, or for veteran players looking for a shake-up of the level experience, utilizing Chromie Time will allow you to experience past expansions of the World of Warcraft lore.

So, which expansion pack should you level in? We’ve compiled our top picks to help you choose, depending upon what it is that you’re looking for.

Warlords of Draenor

Looking to hit level-cap quickly? You’ll most likely want to utilize Warlords of Draenor.

Mainly due to this expansion’s addition of ‘Bonus Ojectives’ in each zone, Wowhead reports that with the changes in Shadowlands, players can expect to hit max level in an astonishing 12 hours.

Player character fighting an enemy in Warlords of Draenor
Blizzard Entertainment
Will Warlords of Draenor be your expansion of choice for Chromie Time?

Reddit user AGoodChoice0 created a post back on October 19, stating that the “system of ‘level through whichever expansion you want” is the best thing to happen to WoW in a very long time.”

The Chromie leveling system of "level through whichever expansion you want" is the best thing to happen to WoW in a very long time. from wow

The post gained over 4,300 upvotes. Reddit user Trevorjrt6 stated that they hit level-cap in only 2 and a half zones of WoD, which is quite impressive.

Wrath of The Lich King

Chromie atop an hourglass in the Orgrimmar Embassy
Blizzard Entertainment
Visit Chromie at the embassy in Ogrimmar or Stormwind to choose what expansion to level through.

For those who are looking for a slower-paced, more immersive approach to their leveling experience, or those fresh off of leveling their first character through Battle for Azeroth, Wrath might be the perfect choice for you.

Taking much longer to hit max-level at Wowhead’s report of 24 hours, you will get swept up in the story of this fantastic expansion.

Players will experience a much darker story than the aforementioned Battle for Azeroth. It’s objectively one of the best stories World of Warcraft has seen.

The expansion takes players on a trip to Northrend. It’s described as, “The tragic fall of Arthas Menethil and his ascension to the throne as the Lich King is a moment in history that has permanently left a lingering scar across all of Azeroth.”

So, those are our recommended choices for what would be the best to play during Shadowlands’ 10-50 leveling experience. It will be interesting to see if these recommendations change over time. If they do, we will be sure to update you.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell


Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
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The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.