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Biggest Gaming News of the Week: 8/17/21 – 8/22/21

Biggest Gaming News of the Week: 8/17/21 – 8/22/21



With this week’s recap of gaming information, a ton of latest Pokemon information was revealed alongside the large reveal of this yr’s Call of Duty launch. Game Rant has compiled a number of the largest gaming information tales from this previous week collectively right into a concise submit for followers and fanatics to remain updated on crucial occasions within the business per week. Highlighting probably the most related tales, this checklist will not be inherently and completely goal, and won’t comprise each information story this week. Rather, that is supposed for gaming followers who desire a fast rundown on the most important/most impactful tales that occurred within the final week in video games.

In this week’s roundup of gaming information, the Pokemon Presents showcase introduced a ton of updates for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, in addition to Pokemon Legends: Arceus. 343 Industries supplied Halo followers with a growth replace on Halo Infinite, which sadly got here with a number of downsides. Activision additionally lastly unveiled Call of Duty: Vanguard with its first official trailer, alongside an occasion in Warzone. CD Projekt Red unveiled the patch notes and upcoming DLC on the best way to Cyberpunk 2077 this month. All that and extra on this week’s recap of the largest video games business information.

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Pokemon Presents Brings New Details for Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus

This week introduced on a ton of updates for the close to way forward for the Pokemon franchise, together with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, in addition to Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Firstly, Pokemon Unite is receiving its first wave of extra content material with Mamoswine and Sylveon, whereas the cell model of Unite releases on September 22. Pokemon Go is receiving Galar area Pokemon for the sport’s fifth anniversary, and updates are coming to Masters EX and Cafe as effectively.

As for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Nintendo elaborated on new and present options coming to the fourth technology Pokemon video games; issues just like the Underground content material, in addition to participant customization are all modified within the remakes. As for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Game Freak confirmed off the “Hisui region,” the precursor to the Sinnoh area. Additionally, Pokemon Legends: Arceus confirmed off its acquainted battle system alongside generational variants of Growlithe and Stantler.

Halo Infinite Launching with out Campaign Co-op, Forge

In the leadup to the anticipated vacation launch of Halo Infinite, 343 Industries has supplied a growth replace on the upcoming sixth Halo sport. While the developer continues to be dedicated to a vacation launch for the sport, Halo Infinite will probably be lacking co-op play within the marketing campaign, in addition to Forge mode. Due to the dedication to launch, based on Joseph Staten, these options had been eschewed to fulfill the autumn launch date. At this time, Halo Infinite doesn’t have a confirmed launch date.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Officially Revealed in Warzone

This week, after a number of rumors, leaks, in addition to a tease by Activision itself, Call of Duty: Vanguard was formally revealed to followers. Viewable as a trailer, in addition to a prepare assault stay occasion inside Call of Duty: Warzone, the WW2 shooter confirmed off particulars of its setting and marketing campaign story. Other than the official multiplayer reveal, which is approaching September 7, PlayStation is receiving precedence for the primary multiplayer beta on September 10, whereas each platform is receiving a beta on September 16.

Other than the official teaser by Activision, a number of leaks and rumors have come since Activision’s confirmed the existence of Call of Duty: Vanguard. Leakers have revealed Vanguard‘s TTK, weapon stability, parts of destruction, and extra coming to singleplayer and multiplayer. Additional particulars will presumably be unveiled at Gamescom, the place Activision has confirmed the presence of Call of Duty: Vanguard at Opening Night Live on August 25.

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Cyberpunk 2077’s 1.3 Update Changes and Free DLC

This week, CD Projekt Red deployed the newest 1.3 patch to Cyberpunk 2077, bringing a number of fixes and adjustments to the sport alongside the primary spherical of free DLC. Various bug fixes had been applied for quests, a number of gameplay enhancements, in addition to a number of quality-of-life adjustments like extra saves/quicksaves and optimizing crafting part upgrades. Additionally, Cyberpunk 2077 obtained its first spherical of beauty DLC for V and Johnny, in addition to an extra car for V’s storage.

Destiny 2 Announces Season of the Lost Early, Bringing Back Mara Sov

Bungie formally teased the subsequent Season, entitled Season of the Lost, for Destiny 2. Beginning as Season of the Splicer ends on August 24, Season of the Lost will evidently concentrate on Osiris and surprisingly Mara Sov. Mara Sov hasn’t been seen in Destiny 2‘s overarching story for years, however her involvement with Osiris (as teased by Bungie’s screenshot) is uncommon. Additionally, leaks and rumors of Season of the Lost appear s to point the return of the Scorn, and their connection to The Witch Queen.

Saints Row Reboot Being Announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live

Volition is formally teasing the return of Saints Row for Gamescom this yr, albeit in a probably new kind. The preliminary teaser of the subsequent mainline Saints Row sport particularly said “reboot,” with Volition seemingly confirming that it is a fully new entry within the franchise, as a substitute of a remake/remaster. Saints Row‘s subsequent entry is deliberate to be revealed at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase as effectively.

Nvidia Updates GPU Shortage Projections, Supply Constrained Until 2022

Nvidia seems to be updating its projected GPU provide numbers, extending earlier provide delays even additional again from preliminary projections. Nvidia had beforehand warned potential customers that the GPU provide scarcity would proceed effectively into 2021. However, based on Nvidia’s newest projections for GPU market provide, Nvidia “expect(s) that we will see a supply-constrained environment for the vast majority of next year,” inferring that GPU shortages will proceed effectively into 2022.

Fortnite is Receiving an Among Us-Inspired ‘Imposters’ Mode

While Fortnite has by no means precisely been probably the most distinctive battle royale on the market, it is actually visibly distinct. However, with the introduction of the brand new “Imposters” mode, Fortnite has seemingly borrowed the gameplay basis established by social deduction sport Among Us The massively well-liked phenomneon has since impressed numerous comparable experiences, all with totally different levels of originality. Inner Sloth builders have since criticized “Imposters” for its lack of originality in comparison with Among Us.

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