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For Chapter 4 of the Odd Fracture Event, Fortnite Island was reformed

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Fans are perplexed by Fortnite’s anticipated Season 3 Chapter 4 finale, which appears to have been a rare Epic Games blunder. Fans expected another epic set-piece from the ground-breaking live service game after a lobby sequence that consisted primarily of a television with a countdown.

Instead, a shoddy Easter egg hunt was what happened. Players were given the task of navigating a brief sandbox area while completing quests to earn Zero Point fragments after Fortnite Island was destroyed. Over time, this assisted in bringing in well-known landmarks and locations that fans would be familiar with, opening up more quests.

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However, it appears that not everyone enjoyed the loop. We joined a group of three other strangers, but after about 15 minutes, two of them split up. Additionally, we noticed that as time went on, the fracture as a whole became less populated, which may have been a sign that spectators had had enough. It took us a while to figure out what we were even supposed to be doing, and once we did, we were ready for it to be over.

The end result is that Fortnite Island has been sort of reformatted! The event came to a close with a shot of the brand-new map in the distance, and the game is currently momentarily unavailable. As we learn more about the upcoming Chapter 4 Season 1, we’ll let you know, but for the moment, we noticed The Incredible Hulk and YouTuber Mr Beast in the trailer’s climactic scene. Beyond that, we doubt the reaction to this peculiar season finale will be favorable.

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As Disney Speedstorm Ends, Arendelle Hits PS5, PS4

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Disney Speedstorm, Gameloft’s free-to-play kart racer, will enter its latest season with a wintery backdrop of Arendelle. Let It Go will add Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Hans as racers. As always, they’ll have unique moves and abilities.

Oaken and other musical movie crew members will be unlocked, along with a new Golden Pass. After fan feedback, the developer is rebalancing this aspect of the release so you can progress faster and unlock more rewards.

The developer also announced on Twitter that it’s lowering in-game shop prices starting today, and if you’ve paid for microtransactions, you’ll get a big payout. The French studio appears to be betting on this season’s success.

Adding non-Frozen characters Oswald, Ortensia, and WALL-E could also help. A comprehensive game update should bring back lapsed players and attract new ones. Will you challenge the kart racer?

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New Destiny 2 Microtransaction Is Bad Bungie Removed It from PS5, PS4

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Bungie has pulled a contentious $15 starter pack from Season of the Wish, which launched yesterday. The pack had a poor selection and was marketed to new players, which the community strongly opposed.

The starter pack proudly stated that players could “experience the power of build-defining Exotic weapons by instantly unlocking three of Destiny 2’s finest: Traveler’s Chosen, Ruinous Effigy, and Sleeper Simulant.” An exotic ship, a sparrow, a ghost shell, 125,000 glimmer, 50 enhancement cores, five enhancement prisms, and one ascendant shard are also included.

This offering may seem harmless to a new player, but Forbes’ Paul Tassi says, “You sort of have to be a Destiny 2 player to understand what an outrageously bad deal this is.” The Forsaken Pack, another Bungie release, includes two dozen Exotics, a dungeon, and a raid. It cost $20 and is now $5. It looks bad, from what we can tell.

Guardians retaliated with negative Steam reviews. They orchestrated the DLC page to include “Capitalism,” “Crime,” and “Psychological Horror” user tags, which is funny.

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After Bungie pulled the pack, Redditor Grizz3d summarized the community response: “I don’t get how that starter pack was approved. What part of stealing from new players wasn’t going to result in community outrage? Bungie’s disconnect with players is shocking. I’m glad you got rid of the pack, but it’s disappointing that Bungie thought it was a good idea.”

This follows the Witcher 3 crossover armour sets, which look great but are expensive. Sony’s independent live service outpost is in danger due to a delayed expansion and studio layoffs.

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PlayStation planted over 500,000 trees last year

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Sony announced last year that it would plant trees for Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation fans who unlocked a simple trophy in the open-world game. This, in partnership with several charities, sought to protect the global environment and biodiversity.

Over a year later, it released a trailer showing its progress. The company has planted 600,000 trees worldwide, restoring 1,800 acres. More importantly, the gaming industry has planted 2.5 million trees worldwide.

Gaming is fun, but we must protect our world. Sony has taken steps to be more environmentally friendly, such as adding energy-saving features to the PS5 and shipping all its products in fully recyclable packaging.

 

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