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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds teases retro fashion 'Fever' crates

Fever and Militia crates roll out on test servers today, tomorrow in full.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a new map next month, despite the fact dealing with cheaters has preoccupied PUBG Corp of late. To mark the beginning of its newest season, the last-person-standing 'em up is also in-line for two new cosmetic crates: The Fever crate, and the Militia crate.   

From back to front, the Militia crate treats battle royalers to an 'Erangel resistance force' outfit and/or 'Miramar frontiersman' rig out—dropped randomly among the game's four existing crates free-of-charge. 

The Fever crate, on the other hand, grants players an ensemble of neat '70s and '80s-inspired threads. They look like this:

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Despite demand—seriously, who is willing to pay upwards of $450 for a cosmetic trench coat?—PUBG's outfits are otherwise pretty bland, so I'm all for adding a splash of disco-era clobber into the mix. Those outfits there can be purchased with BP and/or unlocked with Early Bird keys, so says the developer. 

Both Fever and Militia crates go live on test servers today, and will be officially released tomorrow, February 22. Find out more this way.  

PUBG update aims to improve its desert map after players delete game files to skip the map entirely

More buildings and cover for Miramar.

Some PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players are so bored by its desert map, Miramar, that they're deleting game files so that they automatically leave any round that randomly selects the map from the current pool of two. One user has even created a programme that changes the extensions of the Miramar files so that the game cannot load the map, booting you back out to the menu instead.

Perhaps developer Bluehole has noticed, because the latest update for the game aims to make Miramar more interesting. It adds more buildings and cover across the whole map to "improve the engagement experience" (and hopefully make it feel less empty), lays down more off-road routes so you can take vehicles cross country, and boosts the chances of better loot spawning in certain areas. 

 

The update also introduces a new anti-cheat measure to the game's test servers. The developer is expecting it to cause crashes for some people, so they're giving it a trial run first before rolling it out to the servers proper in an attempt to combat the ever-increasing number of in-game hackers. Bluehole has thrown in a couple of bug fixes, too, which you can read about in the full patch notes.

I, for one, won't be deleting my Miramar files—I agree that the game's original map, Erangel, is more fun to play (partly because I know it better) but I enjoy having some variety. I'm sure there are people that want to play only Miramar, and that some of them will have deleted their Erangel game files. Bluehole has said it will add a proper map select option at some point, so let's hope that happens sooner rather than later. An official tool is surely preferable to this home-brewed workaround.

Posted: 2 years 9 months ago by FatAndAngry #2127
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I think it would be a laugh to have players spawn randomly on the map at the start, and teams of four have to survive and meet up.

Bungie outlines how it plans to fix Destiny 2 in 2018

The studio just published an enormous list of improvements that are on the way, but will they be enough to re-energise the playerbase?

Destiny 2 left 2017 on quite the cliffhanger. Players were abandoning the game in droves, and those sticking around were overflowing with salt about the anaemic endgame and obnoxious use of microtransactions at the expense of actual content. Would Bungie be able to satisfactorily address the complaints and start turning things around? Or is it doomed to become one of those sequels that somehow managed to break what was good about the first game?

Today we finally got some detail regarding how the studio hopes to solve various issues, which were best summed up last year by game director Luke Smith when he admitted: “Destiny 2 is a game that doesn't have enough excuses, or reasons, to play for those hobbyist players.” The guy tasked with leading the recovery effort is Christopher Barrett, who heads the live team at Bungie. This afternoon he published a whopping Destiny 2 development update blog outlining the changes coming over the following weeks and months. There’s quite a bit to get into, but we've pulled out the most interesting stuff.

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Here's What's New In GTA 5 This Week On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Rockstar releases a new car you can stick some guns on.

Regular updates to Grand Theft Auto V continue in 2018. Although the first weekly update of the year is not a massive one, Rockstar has released a cool new vehicle and announced some new discounts and extended bonuses that may get you to boot up the game on PS4Xbox One, or PC.

GTA V's newest car is a rally vehicle, the Annis Savestra Sports Classic. It's available now through Legendary Motorsport, and while it looks to be a worthwhile ride on its own, it can get even better. Those with access to an Avenger or Mobile Operations Center have some optional upgrades for the Savestra, including mounted machine guns.

If you don't yet own a MOC, you can pick up the cab for 50% off its regular price from now through January 8. You can get also get 30% off the Coil Cyclone or Grotti Visione, or 25% off the Ocelot Ardent (a weaponized vehicle), the FH-1 Hunter helicopter, P-45 Nokota plane, and HVY APC (another weaponized vehicle). In the case of the latter three, the discount applies to both the buy-it-now and trade prices.

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On the bonus side, Adversary modes Slashers and Occupy are awarding players with double GTA$ and RP until January 8. The Premium Stunt Race is Duel, with a restriction to Muscle-class vehicles, while the Time Trail is Up N Atom. The Premium Race hands out big GTA$ payouts to the top three finishers, while everyone gets Triple RP. The Time Trial offers GTA$ and RP for those who can beat the target time.

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