World of Warcraft

WoW Classic: The Burning Crusade leaks claim beta and release date are soon

Published: 2/Jan/2021 19:58 Updated: 2/Jan/2021 20:00

by Bill Cooney

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The Burning Crusade expansion will be the next major expansion to World of Warcraft Classic, and some are claiming a new release date has already been leaked, but not everyone is convinced.

Basically, since Blizzard announced WoW Classic, it’s been assumed that eventually, we’ll be getting the other expansions, starting with Burning Crusade and going from there in the order each one was released.

With the release of Naxxramas to finish off 2020, it’s pretty clear that TBC will be coming our way sometime in 2021, but several WoW YouTubers are now claiming leaks say it will be here sooner than anyone expected.

In the video above, WoW content creator Staysafe TV claims to have seen leaked dates and thanks to a number of other factors, he and other YouTubers seem to believe them. We’re not saying you should buy in completely as these are still unconfirmed leaks, but it is interesting to consider.

If we’re to believe the info in the video, which is getting a lot of mileage, Burning Crusade’s beta will get going sometime in mid-February, with the prepatch update set to happen on April 13/14, depending on whether you live in the US/EU.

This would all lead up to a global release for TBC on May 3 for US servers, and May 4 for the rest of the world, which is a lot sooner than anyone expected, to put it lightly.

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The leaked starting dates for Burning Crusade, according to StaysafeTV.

As World of Warcraft streaming star Asmongold explained when he watched Staysafe’s video, not a lot of people are playing Classic at the moment, and if Burning Crusade is coming so soon, that won’t really help things.

“I just don’t want to see what happened with Naxx the first time happen again, where people don’t want to clear it anymore because they know TBC is coming out,” Asmon explained. “Maybe they want to push it as early as possible to make money, who knows what’s going to happen.”

Another thing to consider is that BlizzConline, the online replacement for the canceled BlizzCon event in 2020, doesn’t happen until February 19-20, which could potentially be after the TBC Beta gets going.

If there’s a beta going on you would expect an announcement, which we all thought would be coming at BlizzConline. The ‘leak’ is conveniently vague though, so “mid-February” could just mean after the announcement happens during the event.

No matter what happens, it’s probably best to take these dates with a grain of salt. Even if they’re not right on the money though, it’s clear Blizzard won’t be waiting too long to release TBC in 2021.

FIFA

Best strikers to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Published: 25/Feb/2021 17:04

by David Purcell

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Building up a solid squad on FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team can be a difficult task, particularly when you’re looking for players who can consistently score goals. To solve this, we’ve put together a list of the best strikers in FIFA 21 to suit any budget and every style of play.

One of the reasons why FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode is so popular is the freedom of choice people have when building their squads. Although the meta certainly influences which players are used more than others, at the end of the day, a lot of it comes down to preference and what you’re personally looking for.

Despite this, when it comes to picking strikers, there are so many players to choose from on the market. This is especially true when you don’t have the cash to spend on the best players in the game.

That’s why we’ve put together a set of lists of the top forwards in FIFA 21 so you can have a clinical finisher upfront, for all sorts of price ranges. Keep in mind, all the players on these lists are standard base cards, not special items.

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FIFA 21 released on October 6, 2021.

Best strikers in FIFA 21

Prices (taken from FUTBIN) are live and ever-changing, so expect there to be some differences when you search for these cards. These lists are also in no particular order.

In total, we’ve put together three separate lists that cover the fastest strikers, the best forwards, and of course, goalscorers to pick up when you’re on a budget.

Meta strikers in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

If you’ve got the cash to spend, there’s no doubt you should splash the money to pick up one of these players.

They might hurt your bank account in-game, but they’ll certainly make up for and more on the pitch.

  • Lionel Messi (98) – Price: 279,000 -285,000
  • Robert Lewandowski (91) – Price: 82,000 – 90,000
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (92) – Price: 1,114,000 – 770,000
  • Kylian Mbappe (90) – Price: 934,000 – 634,000
  • Sergio Aguero (89) – Price: 59,500 – 64,500
  • Karim Benzema (89) – Price: 67,000 – 61, 500
  • Luis Suarez (87) – Price: 36,250 – 36,000
  • Harry Kane (88) – Price: 46,250 – 51,000
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Lionel Messi is the highest-rated base player in FIFA 21.

Fastest strikers in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

If all you’re looking for is pace and the ability to beat a mean, these are the players you need to add to your squad.

Some of them may be lacking firepower compared to the meta strikers, but they certainly make up for it in speed.

  • Frank Acheampong (76) – Price: 700 – 1,200
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (87) – Price: 42,000 – 47,500
  • Inaki Williams (81) – Price: 3,500 – 4,000
  • Patson Daka (76) – Price: 700 – 3,000
  • Alex Teixeira (79) – Price: 700 – 2,000
  • Emmanuel Dennis (76) – Price: 700 – 2,000
  • Kylian Mbappe (90) – Price: 934,000 – 634,000
  • Rodrigo (82) – Price: 2,800 – 3,000
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FIFA 21 has plenty of great strikers you can pick up on a budget.

Cheap & budget strikers in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Not everyone has hundreds of thousands of coins to throw around, so it’s important to know which strikers are out there that can be picked up on a budget.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of incredibly cheap strikers out there.

  • Erling Haaland (84) – Price: 11,750 – 12,250
  • Joao Felix (81) – Price: 1,700 – 1,800
  • Josef Martinez (81) – Price: 700 – 1,000
  • Dries Mertens (85) – Price: 15,750 – 16,000
  • Gabriel Jesus (83) – Price: 6,400 – 7,600
  • Memphis Depay (85) – Price: 15,500 – 16,000
  • Iago Asoas (84) – Price: 13,250 – 14,000
  • Anthony Martial (84) – Price: 14,500 – 15,000

That brings our list of best strikers in FIFA 21 to a close. For more FIFA 21 guides, news, leaks, and more – follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.