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Fortnite Loki Crew Pack skin release date and how to obtain new Marvel outfit

Fortnite Loki Crew Pack skin release date and how to obtain new Marvel outfit

Fortnite fans have been given the best reason yet to subscribe to the Crew service.

The next Fortnite Crew membership perk has been announced for July, and it’s easily one of the best yet.

As announced on Twitter, Loki will be the July 2021 monthly Fortnite Crew skin.

The new Loki skin is expected to have a July 1 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android.

“It seems Mecha Cuddle Master wasn’t the only one who found their way to the Island,” reads an Epic Games tweet.

“Looks like a trickster snuck his way through the portal and into the Fortnite Crew this July.”

If you want to obtain the new Loki skin, then the only way to get it is by signing up to the Fortnite Crew scheme.

The Fortnite Crew subscription can be purchased directly from the item shop or Battle Pass section from the menu screen.

Fortnite Crew memberships cost £9.99 a month, and can be cancelled at any time.

As part of the Fortnite Crew membership, subscribers get an exclusive outfit bundle, which includes accessories.

“The Crew Pack is an exclusive outfit bundle that’s yours to keep, and special items are curated for the Pack monthly,” Epic explains.

“Each month’s Crew Pack features an exclusive new outfit plus at least one matching accessory like a Glider, Pickaxe, or Emote.”

With Loki launching soon, subscribers only have a few days left to grab the June Pack, which is headlined by the Mecha Cuddle Master.

That’s on top of the Psytronic Bow Back Bling, the Nuzzle Jet Pickaxe, and Cuddle Mech Wrap. The outfit, back bling, and pickaxe come in three styles.

In addition to new skins and items, subscribers will receive 1,000 V-Bucks a month, which can be used to buy new items.

“Each month you’ll receive 1,000 V-Bucks that you can put towards the hottest outfits, Emotes, and more. And with the included Battle Pass, you’ll be able to unlock even more V-Bucks.”

Finally, Crew members will also have access to the current Battle Pass, as well as any future Battle Passes while they’re subscribed.

“Member of the Fortnite Crew? Congrats, you’ll have full access to the current seasons’ Battle Pass, and you’ll continue to receive future Battle Passes with your subscription. Unlock 100 awesome Battle Pass rewards just by playing Fortnite.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Warzone update today: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Texture Pack, Season 4 patch news

Warzone update today: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Texture Pack, Season 4 patch news

A new Call of Duty Warzone Season 4 update is being released today, and there’s something for Modern Warfare gamers too.

As revealed during the launch of Season 4, Activision has plans to upgrade the current Call of Duty experience.

This includes bringing a visual upgrade to both Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare games.

This makes sense as both games use the same hardware, while Black Ops: Cold War was developed with different tools.

So while Cold War fans won’t have access to the same changes today, they needn’t be particularly concerned.

Unlike the latest Call of Duty, Modern Warfare doesn’t have a next-gen version, which will make this new texture pack a great addition for fans who have just bought a PS5 or Xbox Series X.

It should be noted that this new Texture Pack is an optional addition that will be available to download across all platforms.

It will be accessible to gamers who play Modern Warfare or Call of Duty Warzone, there doesn’t appear to be a time limit on how long it will be available.

The main goal of this new update is to add more high-definition textures to the game, so unless you plan on running the game using 1440p and 4K, you don’t need to worry.

Activision has not shared a time for when this new Texture Pack will be released but gamers are expecting something to drop by 7pm BST.

A message from developers Raven Software explains: “Following the launch of Season Four, Warzone and Modern Warfare console players will also have the option to download a new High-Res Texture Pack on June 22.

“This will add more high-definition textures to the game, which is optimal for those running the game at higher resolutions such as 1440p and 4K.

“The High-Res Texture Pack will have an approximate download size of 7.2-7.6 GB, depending on the console.”

Download sizes are as follows:

  • PlayStation 5: 7.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 7.6 GB
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 7.2 GB
  • Xbox One: 7.2 GB

Another patch is also expected to arrive this week, although we don’t know exactly when.

Raven Software has promised to nerf the recently launched MG 82 LMG, which has proven to be a little too powerful around Verdansk.

The MG 82 is known for its relatively low-recoil and high ammo magazine, meaning it can do serious damage over good distances.

The only thing holding it back right now is that you need to unlock the MG 82 before you start wielding it.

That means many Call of Duty fans might not have it yet as an option, something that is bound to change over the coming days.

To unlock the MG 82, gamers have to reach level 31 on the new Season 4 battle pass. This is a free tier, meaning you don’t need to make any additional purchases.

However, before you get around to unlocking the MG 82, it should be known that developers Raven Software have confirmed they will be nerfing the new gun.

Expect more news over the coming days regarding how the MG 82, and other guns, are being changed for Call of Duty Warzone.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Fortnite Cosmic Summer: Pack for the Beach with New Rewards and More

There may be a giant mothership in the sky, but don’t let that stop you from having fun in the sun. The Fortnite Cosmic Summer event starts now!

From now until July 5, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET, the Alien enthusiasts’ excitement is escalating to a full-on welcome party. In this extraterrestrial celebration, enjoy fan-favorite Creative limited time modes (LTMs), unlock summer-themed rewards, and put on your best beach attire with new and returning outfits. Also, Abductors have recently made their first visit to the Island…

Creative LTMs, Quests, and Searshore Rewards

The popular Creative LTMs returning for Cosmic Summer are Bios Zone Wars Trio 1.0 – Custom Teams, Pro 100, Freaky Flights – Air Royale, and The Pit – FFA. In these particular LTMs (or simply the islands themselves), you can complete quests to unlock rewards fit for any beach party. Unlock the popsicle Brain Freeze Back Bling then each of its flavors, the surfboard Cloud Llama Board Glider then its range of designs, and much more!

Cosmic Summer rewards

Want more rewards? For completing two Cosmic Summer Quests, players will unlock the Believer Beach Loading Screen, a portrayal of the passionate POI. For completing six, players will unlock the Icy Pop Wrap, giving your gear the look of a colorful cold treat. And for completing twelve, players will unlock the Lil’ Treat Emote, great for bringing the sweetness yourself!

All the LTMs (and their quests) will become available sequentially over the course of Cosmic Summer, and they’ll stay available until the end of the event.

Believer Beach Loading Screen, Icy Pop Wrap and Lil’ Treat Emote

Summer Islands: Catch Some Rays in Creative

Remember our Creative Summer Callout? The results are in! All the Islands featured in the Welcome Hub during Cosmic Summer come from the callout submissions. Extend your summer fun into Creative mode as you play games inspired by the season.

Fortnite Cosmic Summer: Pack for the Beach with New Rewards and More

Lay Out with New and Returning Outfits

New outfits and bundles will make their debut during Cosmic Summer, bringing beach-ready takes on classic island stars. Get some fresh air with Midsummer Midas, show off your beach bodyguard with Beach Brutus, surface up some summer fun with Scuba Crystal, and combine R&R with R&D with Beach Jules.

Returning summer outfits will be joining the party as well, like Summer Drift and Unpeely.

Fortnite Cosmic Summer

Like the visitors who don’t even come from this planet, you’re invited to this party no matter which Hemisphere you’re in!

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Fight in a cosmic war in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7: Invasion. Alien forces have infiltrated the Island while Doctor Slone leads the IO forces against them. Jump into battle by taking up both side’s tech: abduct your foes in a flying Saucer, blast enemies with the Rail Gun, create your own Alien in the Battle Pass, and more. As the Season progresses and the war escalates, new weaponry will be deployed and the battlefield will be shaken up. The battle for the Island begins now. Fortnite is the completely free multiplayer game where you and your friends collaborate to create your dream Fortnite world or battle to be the last one standing. Play both Battle Royale and Fortnite Creative for FREE. Download now and jump into the action. This download also gives you a path to purchase the Save the World co-op PvE campaign during Fortnite’s Early Access season.

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This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Rocket League F1 Fan Pack COUNTDOWN: Release date, start time, decals

Rocket League F1 Fan Pack COUNTDOWN: Release date, start time, decals

Seeing as it’s Rocket League, and you’re bound to have plenty of spectacular crashes each match, some recent high-profile incidents from IRL were showcased in the F1 Fan Pack trailer.

We see a bit of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s wheel-to-wheel coming together at Imola this year, as well as another Red Bull and Mercedes incident – where Alex Albon saw the chance to get his first podium snatched away after an incident with the seven-time world champion.

If you were watching that race from Austria last year, or saw the recent series of Drive To Survive, you’ll know the Thai driver was far from pleased.

In terms of a release time, on Reddit Psyonix said the F1 Fan Pack should be available in Rocket League at 9am pacific time on Thursday May 20. For those in other time zones that’s 12pm eastern and 5pm BST.

The Rocket League F1 Fan Pack will be available for 2,000 credits.

Which decal will you kit your car out in? Will you go for one of the main players in title hunt, Mercedes and Red Bull, who seem destined for an all-season long intense battle the likes of which we’ve not seen for years?

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Review: Subnautica + Subnautica Below Zero Double Pack – An Accomplished Double Dive

One of the very best survival titles currently available on any platform, Subnautica is a hugely immersive underwater epic that combines survival, crafting, open world exploration and an intriguing narrative to truly spectacular effect. It’s one of our all-time favourite games and so, when we heard that both the original and it’s highly anticipated sequel, Subnautica: Below Zero, were headed to Switch, we were understandably delighted. However, it was delight tempered with a certain degree of scepticism as to how developer Unknown Worlds could possibly cram these enormous experiences onto Nintendo’s dinky little hybrid console in a properly playable manner. Thankfully, it turns out, we needn’t have worried.

We’re not exactly sure what kind of secret underwater alien technology Unknown Worlds has employed in its porting process here, but both Subnautica and its sequel on Switch feel like nothing short of a minor miracle. Beyond the now expected lowering of textures and graphical bells and whistles across the board – and some asset pop-in that we’ve actually also experienced whilst playing this one on PC and PS4 – this is one of the all-time great survival experiences, and its excellent sequel, looking and running spectacularly well on a handheld gaming device.

Subnautica really is one the great indie early access success stories, a game that’s been honed to near perfection over a long gestation period on PC, with lots of input from avid fans helping to shape the core experience as it exists today. It’s a constantly thrilling marriage of fiendishly addictive gameplay loops, with hugely satisfying crafting and base building, well-implemented survival mechanics and a world and story that absolutely ooze wonder, mystery and full-on existential dread in equal measure.

Kicking off with your silent protagonist crash-landing on the alien planet 4546B, Subnautica immediately throws you into this heady mix as you fight to extinguish a fire aboard your tiny little escape pod before getting your bearings and coming to the realisation that you need medical aid, sustenance and an explanation as to what’s just happened. Climbing the steps up and out of your pod for the very first time, you’re greeted by an endless ocean stretching out on all sides, with the enormous burning remains of your mothership, the Aurora, the only structure visible in any direction.

From here, Subnautica expertly delivers tantalising little nuggets of its sci-fi narrative, providing just enough intrigue to drive you forward as you get to grips with its excellent crafting and survival mechanics. You’ll immediately need to dive right into the vast ocean below your pod if you want to live, get to gathering food, water sources and the vital materials necessary to put together your very first life-saving tools. Early doors you’ll craft a basic scanner to survey and document the various alien flora and fauna you come across, alongside a torch, survival knife and repair tool, but then the game gradually starts spitting out the really good stuff; it’s this constant, addictive drip-feed of tantalising tech, alongside some of the most immersive exploration we’ve experienced in a game, that keeps you hooked in for the long-term.

As your tech tree expands, as you search, discover, mine, scan and build, you’ll begin to get a proper grip on this huge and hostile environment. Construction of a nifty Seaglide enables you to spin around the depths at speed, high capacity oxygen tanks prolong the time you can spend exploring and gathering in the game’s spectacular biomes and, eventually, you’ll even craft your very own submersible Seamoth vehicle, enabling you to explore the darkest depths of this alien abyss at a more leisurely pace. Maybe you’ll also choose to spend hours building huge deep sea bases with the game’s comprehensive habitat builder, providing yourself with alternative living accommodation to the cramped lifepod in which you start your journey.

There’s an absolute ton of craftable tech and building components to discover here that expand and evolve cleverly as you progress, enabling you to search ever further and deeper. That said, we really don’t want to spoil too much about the unlockable gadgets or the story, as just uncovering it all for yourself is where the real magic of Subnautica lies.

This is such a wonderfully well-realised world too, remarkably beautiful at times with a diverse range of biomes to slowly and methodically discover – it can also be truly and utterly terrifying. This game digs its hooks into our most basic, primal fears of the ocean, of drowning, of getting lost in treacherous underwater caverns or succumbing to some great monstrosity in the deepest, darkest depths. There is as much horror here as there is sci-fi. You’ll find yourself sneaking past great leviathans, holding your breath and turning off the lights on your submersible as you attempt to pass silently, or panicking as you lose your bearings in a cave with an almost empty oxygen supply…it’s nerve-wracking stuff.

On the flip side of this, it also somehow manages to be one of the most chill games we’ve ever played, absolutely devouring our time as we mine for materials to build bases and upgrades, explore great neon reefs and spin endlessly around in search of more secrets, treasures and tech. Just filling in your PDA as you scan every creature and coral you come across here is a full time occupation and you can absolutely expect to spend triple digits of hours if you’re looking to see most of what this engrossing world has to offer.

Where Subnautica’s narrative is always an intriguing aside to its core gameplay, doing just enough to keep you interested in advancing its tale along, follow-up Below Zero decides to double down on the story aspect of proceedings, introducing a fully voice-acted protagonist, a handful of cutscenes, audio logs, collectible PDAs and so on. We were initially concerned that this greater focus on story elements could derail things, and it definitely does take away from the feeling of relentless isolation that we so loved about its predecessor, but the series’ winning combination of survival, exploration and crafting gameplay shines through here, making for another helping of absolutely top-notch survival shenanigans.

In Below Zero you’re once again back on 4546B, crash-landing rather spectacularly on the frozen far side of the planet this time around, where you’re immediately thrown into a situation every bit as fraught as its predecessor in an attempt to get to the bottom of what happened to your character’s sister, Sam. It may have a slightly smaller map (this was originally planned as a generous dollop of DLC after all) and a little less variety in its biomes, but this still feels like an essential experience, one that delivers more of the same whilst also smoothing some of the rough edges of its predecessor’s core gameplay loops.

Everything feels that little bit easier to manage in Below Zero, you’ll get off the starting blocks quicker and get to spinning around on your Seaglide in no time, before getting your hands on a bunch of brand new vehicles that, by and large, improve upon those found in Subnautica. The story here too, even though – as we said – we definitely prefer the total isolation of the original, manages to throw up some cool surprises along the way and, vitally, doesn’t make the mistake of getting in the way of your endless crafting, exploring and building. The biomes here may well be a little smaller and less diverse but they’re still amazingly atmospheric and compelling to explore, stuffed full of flora, fauna and hidden technology to find, scan and put to good use.

In fact, if Below Zero does make one major error for us, it’s in its decision to expand upon the very brief on-foot sections found in its predecessor. There’s far more of it here, wandering around the hostile arctic tundra, and although it’s never particularly bad – there’s always plenty to find (and flee from) in these portions of the game – it’s just not where Subnautica really excels, and we always wanted to be back in the water as soon as we were dragged out of it. There’s also not quite the same scale and scope in the tech tree here, which is understandable given its origin as DLC; if we had to choose, if we were buying one or the other separately instead of grabbing this double pack, we’d definitely go with the original Subnautica as it still feels like the definitive version of this experience between the two.

However, whether you choose to grab both or go with one over the other, what is absolutely certain here is that you’re in for one of the very best survival experiences around. We still really can’t quite believe that Subnautica has made it onto Switch in such fine style. This is the full fat experience, a gloriously addictive, wondrous, terrifying feast of underwater exploration, survival and crafting now available to play portably. It’s definitely seen a graphical downgrade, there’s the odd split second hiccup here and there as you venture into a new area, and that good old pop-in is still present and correct in this version but, overall, this port is way beyond anything we ever expected. If you’re a fan of survival games this double pack is a no-brainer, if not, we still reckon you should dive right in as this is a pretty much essential experience.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Reviews

Yearn Finance surges 45% as it joins dog pack with WOOFY

Yearn Finance surges 45% as it joins dog pack with WOOFY

Despite Dogecoin retracing from its all-time highs above $ 0.70, dog tokens continue to attract astonishing levels of popularity, with DeFi “blue-chip” Yearn Finance emerging as arguably the most prominent team seeking to cash in on the canine meme coin craze with the launch of its WOOFY token.

But the YFI fans jumping in early may not have fully understood the coin’s utility which saw the price sail into the stratosphere.

Whisperings of the new project began to circulate on Twitter over the past 24 hours, with users associated with Yearn hinting at a new token called WUFFY. Rumors of an airdrop for users who posted a picture of themselves being licked a dog and tag Yearn developer “Banteg” saw a flood of face-lick photos uploaded to Twitter.

As is quickly becoming the norm for new releases from the Yearn team, fans in the community raced to purchase the new token before fully understanding its utility. 

Despite WOOFY’s sole function being to offer a means to redenominate YFI holdings — with the Woofy Finance interface offering bi-directional YFI to WOOFY conversions at a ratio of 1:1 million, over-exuberant buyers pushed the price of WOOFY so high as to imply YFI’s to be $ 1.5 million per token.

As of this writing, YFI is trading for roughly $ 88,200 after gaining 43% in 24 hours.

Community sentiment appears divided regarding WOOFY, with Twitter user “BrotherMuozone” concluding that looking like “an unsavory attempt to milk vale out of the new suckers in the market,” adding the experiment actually comprises “a brilliantly timed and themed ‘unit bias a/b test’” offering insights into whether traders prefer tokens with a larger circulating supply and lower fiat price versus a low supply and high token price.

Although whether traders choose to hodl WOOFY or YFI is arbitrary, with traders’ preference for one token over the other having no impact on Yearn’s overall market cap, the introduction of WOOFY may reduce the volatility of YFI’s price by creating arbitrage opportunities between the two tokens.

As of this writing, WOOFY last changed hands for $ 0.09, implying a roughly 3% premium over YFI.

According to Dextools, nine of the top 10 most-viewed pairings on Uniswap V2 are dog tokens.