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League of Legends Adds New Champion Pingu As April Fools’ Prank

This April Fools’, Riot Games has announced its newest League of Legends champion, Pingu. For their prank this year Riot published a champion update on their website, detailing fake information on Pingu, a cuddly but deadly penguin champion that has been trapped in the Freljord ice for thousands of years.

The Pingu update is surprisingly complete, with a full set of abilities and even a theme song. There’s even a set of (poorly drawn) ability breakdown videos, made up of paper puppets and voiced over in a monotone. He can stun enemies with how cute he is, teleport around the map, and throw icebergs at enemies while Celine Dion plays.

Pingu is a cute little bird, but don’t be fooled. His tantrums have leveled villages, and his immense powers have caused many former enemies to join together to find a way to defeat him. No one knows how to stop him, but some of the brightest minds are working on doing so before it is too late. Still, it’s impossible to stay mad at him; he’s just so darn cute.

Pingu won’t be releasing any time soon, or ever, since he’s just an April Fools joke. Still, he’s earned a place in our hearts.

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Call Of Duty: Warzone — How To Download Battle Royale Without Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Warzone, a free-to-play battle royale that supports up to 150 players, is available as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and a standalone game. It’s a huge download size if you don’t have Modern Warfare, but don’t worry–that just gives you some time to check out our list of Warzone tips.

Modern Warfare players were able to start downloading Warzone at 8 AM PT on March 10; it’s 15-22 GB update depending on whether you’re playing on PC, PS4, or Xbox One. Opening Modern Warfare should prompt the update if it hasn’t already begun on its own, though if you encounter any issues, try restarting your system. Those who don’t own MW can expect an 80-100 GB download.

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An in-game countdown in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is ticking towards a reveal, which should be for the heavily leaked Warzone Battle Royale mode.

The countdown is set to end at 8 AM PT tomorrow, March 10. It occupies a locked space on the Modern Warfare main menu that was introduced with Season 2, and has been linked to the existence of Warzone since then. Although it appears in Modern Warfare, previous leaks have suggested that Warzone will be both free and standalone, not requiring a Modern Warfare purchase to play.

Earlier today many details about Warzone were confirmed by a now-pulled video showing off its gameplay. This leak confirmed that players will fight in 1v1 matches in a gulag to secure revival, feature 150 players at launch, and support the same cross-play as Modern Warfare’s multiplayer.

Although Warzone has yet to be explicitly mentioned by both the in-game countdown and developer Infinity Ward, it’s expected that this tease will coincide with the launch of the game across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Call Of Duty: Warzone Player Rips Activision After Dying From A Glitch

Call of Duty: Warzone has seen its fair share of epic kills, but this one is scraping the bottom of the barrel. A redditor filmed their recent death in Warzone at the hands of a player exploiting a new bug. In his frustration he titled the thread, “Only Activision could make a game where this is possible.” We’re not going to defend Activision, but it’s safe to say that other companies — we’re looking at you Bethesda — could probably make a game that’s even “buggier.”

The clip shows a player hunkered down on the second floor of a building, throwing grenades and shooting at a truck that is passing by. They land some great shots on the vehicle and seem to be dealing out a load of damage. The truck — realizing where the assault is coming from — turns around and starts heading for the player’s hideout. Of course, since they’re located on the second floor, they should be safe from the speeding vehicle.

At least, they would be if it wasn’t for a nasty glitch. The truck rams full-speed into the wall below the player and — somehow lands a kill. It’s a ridiculous bug that many players are taking advantage of, according to comments on the video. Vehicles seem to be drawing more and more disgust in Warzone as the weeks go by. Whether or not anything will change is unknown, so until then just run away from anything with wheels. Otherwise you might be cursing Activision, too.

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Niantic: The History Of Pokémon GO’s Developer

Developer Niantic is on top of the world right now with Pokémon GO, the mobile game that is constantly among the most profitable titles nearly four years after launching. Today the developer is one of the biggest players in the mobile gaming industry, but prior to releasing Pokémon GO was also deep into creating augmented reality (AR) titles.

First AR Games

Niantic’s first product was Field Trip and dates back to 2012, which was a mobile app that allowed users to find interesting and unique things hidden in the world to the naked eye. However, the game that would put Niantic on the map was Ingress, launched by invitation only in 2012 and publicly over the next two years for all Android and iOS users.

2015 marked the year in which Niantic announced its partnership with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company to make an AR game based on the most popular series in history. Veteran players of Ingress, and its eventual successor Ingress Prime would have jumped into Pokémon GO and instantly recognized several features.

For starters, Pokémon GO seemed to have been using the same API and all points of interest as Ingress. Looking at both game screens side by side would reveal that a portal in one came was a PokéStop in another. As time went on Pokémon GO made new partnerships with organizations like Starbucks, adding new places for players to go find their favorite Pokémon, while also spending some money on coffee.

The monetization structure also shifted slightly, but it must be said that Pokémon GO remains on of the most free-to-play friendly games on the mobile platform.

What Lies Ahead? Wizards And Settlers Of Catan!

2019 saw the release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and so far, the response has been lukewarm at best. While there is nothing wrong with the game and feels thematically appropriate for the franchise, there is a lack of content for long-term player engagement. Yes, players essentially do the same activity as in Pokémon GO by casting spells to add to their collection, but that’s not what the Harry Potter series was ever about.

Looking ahead, Niantic wants to continue working on games that bring people together through their mobile devices. In November of 2019, the developer announced a massively multiplayer location-based game called CATAN World Explorers, which will have players building the Catan universe.

More details have not yet been made available, but presumably the AR game will have players moving around the map to connect their towns, collect resources, and trade with other players, all of which are present in the popular board game on which the game is based.

In the future, Niantic is sure to continue pushing the limits of what AR games can provide their users. It will be interesting to see what else they release, because we may have something special coming in the future, or on the other hand, the developer may not ever repeat the magic that was those first few months of playing Pokémon GO, where people gathered by the hundreds to experience something entirely new and unseen.

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Call Of Duty Mobile "Steel Legion" Update Now Live

Call of Duty Mobile imitates the style of its PC and console counterparts, right down to issuing regular content updates as a live game. The latest season is Steel Legion, introducing new game modes, a new map, and some fan-favorite characters.

A limited-time 2v2 Showdown mode pits you and a partner against another squad of two with single elimination rules and random loadouts that change every two matches. The first pair to win six matches wins the round. If no one pulls that off, you go into an overtime capture-the-flag mode. The update reintroduces the 20v20 Battle Royale mode, but now you can play in first-person perspective. Battle Royale also adds two new weapons, the HS2126 shotgun and UL736 LMG.

You’ll also be able to unlock two characters from the Black Ops series, David “Section” Mason and the war robot Reaper. Those are each available through the Battle Pass, which also includes a new RC Shock killstreak. Finally, the update adds the Black Ops 2 map Meltdown.

This follows just after the surprise-launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered on PS4. Though various leaks gave away the secret ahead of time, its exact launch date was unannounced until it was suddenly available on the PlayStation Store. It’s the campaign only, without multiplayer, and it’s a PS4-exclusive until April 30. At that point it will also come to PC and Xbox One.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare April Fool is the world’s worst playlist

Infinity Ward may have come up with a genuinely funny April Fool’s Day gag this year, with a playlist that’s nothing but the game’s most hated map.

Probably because of the coronavirus, April Fool’s Day has been much more subdued so far this year, although not all of America has woken up yet so the worst may be yet to come.

The best though, is probably the two new playlists that were added last night as part of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’s big new patch.

Both of them are purposefully awful and troll fans for their love of the map Shipment and their hatred of Piccadilly.

The description reads: ‘Totally Shipment. Come on in. But just so you know, if you quit, there’s a penalty.’ Although, as far as anyone’s been able to tell, there isn’t actually a penalty.

Meanwhile, COD Players Only Want One Thing is a cruel joke on the idea of wanting a permeant Shipment playlist, because it’s 10v10 Shipment – which is almost impossible to play given how small the map is.

The two playlists will probably only last the day, or at most until next Tuesday when the playlists are usually changed.

There are some normal ones as well though, with the return of Gunfight 3v3 Snipers and Cyber Attack Pro, which has automatic respawns instead of needing to revive your teammates.

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League of Legends Patch 10.7: The cutest patch this season

Riot Games has released a new patch for League of Legends, sending it out the night before April Fools’ Day. To avoid any mischief, Riot decided to put the patch notes out a day before the international joke day. While this patch is small, it features some important updates, nerfs, and buffs. But most importantly, the patch also features some cute and fluffy April Fools skins. Without further ado, let’s take a quick glance at the changes in patch 10.7.

Ranked matchmaking changes

The matchmaking balance in ranked League of Legends has been quite a problem throughout Season 10. This is especially true in Solo Queue, where Duos have a significant advantage over teams with five random players.

That being said, Riot has implemented an interesting fix for this issue. From this patch on, the matchmaking system will make sure if one team has a Duo, the other does as well. So be wary the next time you queue up with your Duo partner – you might not be the only player with a premade jungler in the game.

Champion balance changes

We see a few champion nerfs and buffs in this League of Legends patch, but nothing too severe. On the nerf side, mid lane Nocturne and Garen received minor changes, with Talon and Wukong receiving some stat changes as well. Additionally, Wukong now has a new mechanic that allows him to queue up his W and R during his dash.

On the buffs side, the most notable seems to be Galio getting a new passive on his R – and of course, the release of the reworked Fiddlesticks. Galio will now grant the same passive magic damage shield that he gets from his W to all allies in the area he casts his R in. This will be a huge boost to his team fighting capabilities, especially when played in the support role.

Patch 10.7 also includes smaller buffs to other champions and runes. Make sure to check out the full Riot patch notes for a detailed overview of the changes.

A world-breaking pajama party

As with almost every patch, this one features some new skins as well. The annual April Fools skins are already available, but we’ll have to wait a bit for the Worldbreaker skins. They should become available by April 9. The April Fools lineup features skins for two yordles, Veigar and Tristana, as well as a skin for our favorite crab god Urgot. On the other hand, Malzahar, Sion, and Maokai will receive Worldbreaker skins. Each of these skins will also have a few chromas available for purchase.

Will you buy any of the new skins? Let us know which in the comments below!

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare With The Community — Game Informer Live

These days, everyone needs someone to play games with, from a safe distance of course. We at Game Informer are happy to oblige and are hosting another gaming night with the community. As with our Smash Bros. stream, we joined up with members of the GI community and played some intense and silly Call of Duty: Modern Warfare private matches live on stream! 

We went live earlier, but you can watch the full archive of the stream above. If you can’t get enough of our live shows, remember to subscribe on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, and Facebook to get notified when we go live each week! Thanks and enjoy the show!

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Will Release For PC, Xbox One In Late April

Activision has officially released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered–though it’s just the campaign and it’s only available on PS4 for now. If you’re looking to play the game on Xbox One or PC, you’ll have to wait until April 30.

A limited-time PlayStation exclusivity deal for a Call of Duty game isn’t anything new, this has been the tradition for the franchise since 2015. Normally, however, the PlayStation exclusivity is only in regards to multiplayer–either a certain mode is limited to PlayStation at the start (like Spec Ops Survival in 2019’s Modern Warfare) or PlayStation gets access to certain content updates first (like in 2018’s Black Ops 4).

For a whole single-player campaign to launch for one system first is a new one. Sure, when Modern Warfare Remastered first released as a standalone campaign, it was a PS4 limited-time exclusive too, but it was also already available as a free add-on for buying certain editions of Infinite Warfare. You didn’t have to wait for the Xbox One and PC versions back then, you just had to wait if you wanted to get it on its own. In comparison, people looking to play MW2 Remastered on Xbox One or PC do have to wait as the game isn’t bundled in with any other Call of Duty title.

Regardless, if you’re looking to pick up MW2 Remastered and you have a PS4, you can buy it right now on PSN for $20 USD.

In regards to MW2’s campaign, Chris Watters wrote, in GameSpot’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 review, “The inelegant campaign plot may make you feel like you’re just along for the ride, but it is such an intense, roaringly great ride that you will be glad just to have played it.”

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Two Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Modes Just Got Updated With A Special Twist

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone continue to evolve. Activision has announced that both modes have received new variants that give you a new way to play.

Starting off with Modern Warfare, there is a new “Pro” version of Cyber Attack for standard multiplayer. The twist with this version of the mode is that players can now respawn instead of needing to be revived by teammates. According to Activision, this creates “frenetic and fast-paced gameplay” as players juggle between killing enemies and playing the objective.

The other new variant is “Blood Money,” which is for the Warzone mode Plunder. In this twist on what we’re used to, players get even more cash than before for killing enemies. Additionally, taking down enemies with a finishing move and completing contracts earns more money than before. This should make Plunder and even more chaotic, as players scramble to get extra cash.

In other Call of Duty news, both Modern Warfare and Warzone are offering double XP this weekend, which comes at a good time considering the Season 2 battle pass is about to end.

On top of that, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is rumored to launch on March 31. It will include a remastered version of the campaign, but no multiplayer, according to the leaks.

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