Weekly Recap #397 Feb 28th – SMITE’s Mulan Ascends, Destiny 2 Revives Trials of Osiris, & More!

Weekly Recap #397 Feb 28th  – SMITE’s Mulan Ascends, Destiny 2 Revives Trials of Osiris, & More!

Mulan ascends to godhood in SMITE, Path of
Exile’s next expansion is delirious, Guild Wars 2 takes a sledgehammer to its PvP, and
the Trials of Osiris are returning to Destiny 2! Whats good everyone! JamesBl0nde here with your weekly recap for
gaming news and announcements for the week of February 28th 2020. There’s a decent amount of news leading into
a Pax filled weekend starting off with SMITE’s Ascendant Warrior update is now live, introducing
the first mortal turned god – Mulan! Mulan joins the Chinese Pantheon in the Warrior
role. Focused on being aggressive and nimble, Mulan’s
power grows the more she uses each one of her weapons in battle. The update also introduces a new eSports and
live streams hub where you can earn points to buy skins and vote on upcoming games. That sounds pretty interesting. Meanwhile, Valve has officially launched its
MOBA spinoff Dota Underlords with the start of Season One. The update that takes the game out of beta
introduces the new City Crawl campaign, which includes many new in-game rewards to earn
as you complete puzzles. The season also means a roster change for
Heroes, Alliances, and Items, with a new summoner and alliance to fill the void. The season also offers a Battle Pass which
includes over 100 cosmetic items, which is priced at… actually a reasonable $5. And it wouldn’t be Valve if they didn’t introduce
hats as a cosmetic item. In other major news, Path of Exile is getting
ready to launch its next expansion in a few weeks. Delirium, as it’s called, will arrive on March
13 on PC, and a week later on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The expansion introduces the Delirium Challenge
league, which lets you craft your own monsters with lethal modifiers. You’ll also be able to re-play encounters
under the new Delirium effects, boosting their difficulty and rewards. The update also includes Delirium Cluster
Jewels which let you expand your passive skill tree, new items, skills, and support gems,
and integrates the Metamorph challenge league into the core game. Pretty impressive update to say the least! Everyone’s going back to the “good old days”
of gaming it seems, as DOFUS veterans are getting a treat with the newly announced “Dofus
Retro”. Based on the 1.29 version of the game, Dofus
Retro are a set of old-school servers with more retro-style graphics, more challenging
and grindy gameplay, and more focus on cooperation between players. If you’d like to jump into one of these servers,
you’ll need to have an active subscription to the game, but it might be nice to take
a nostalgic trip back. Speaking of older MMOs, months ago RuneScape
revealed an upcoming new skill: Archaeology and this past week the dev team has finally
settled on a launch date, which happens to be March 30th. Archaeology will let players excavate artifacts,
reinvent old technologies, and more across six explorable areas. Of course, it’ll also include new layers of
lore and story content, plus useful rewards that everyone will certainly dig. There’s more previews of the update to come
in the next month so make sure to stay tuned at MMOHuts.com to catch them all. Shifting to something more modern, Armored
Warfare has kicked off its fifth season. Titled “Spirithaven” this update has an Asian
theme, continuing the story line by sending the Resistance to travel through Eastern Asian
to capture intel on Enigma. The update includes new light tanks from Asia,
a new commander, a new special operation, and more. What’s also interesting is that Armored Warfare
is updating their battle UI in this patch, bringing a collection of improved HUD components,
revised commanders, graphic improvements, and a dynamic dirt system. In a big twist, Guild Wars 2 is taking back
PvP with its competitive content update, “Call to Glory”. The update introduces Swiss tournaments, mini
seasons, a new armor set, and a new Warclaw Skin to earn. But more importantly the dev team has made
some sweeping changes to all professions to change how they play in PvP and World versus
World content. There’s way too much to go over but if you’re
interested make sure to check out the link below for the details. Destiny 2 is also pitching a PvP update by
announcing this week that the Trials of Osiris, its well known 3v3 battle from Destiny, will
be coming back during the Season of the Worthy. Trials of Osiris is a competitive team mode
that takes place on the weekends which takes a lot of thought and teamwork to succeed at. While we don’t know a lot yet, we do know
that the team says they’re trying to recapture the original Trials of Osiris experience and
that it will launch on March 13. And if you’re needing even more of a PvP fix,
Apex Legends has announced the System Override Collection event, starting on March 3 and
running for two weeks. The event features the “Deja Loot” limited
time mode, which features the Evo Shield, an exclusive prize track with two legendary
weapon skins, and two dozen limited cosmetics available to purchase or get through System
Override Event packs. Those who collect all 24 cosmetics can get
the Octane Heirloom set for free. Finally let’s touch on two freebies this weekend
so you can get your game on. First of all, Black Desert Online is available
for free from Steam or from the game’s official site until March 2nd. This isn’t a temporary free play period either
– if you grab the game pass during this time you’ll get to keep the game for free
forever. Also available to play free this weekend only
is ARK: Survival! The free weekend is just in time to celebrate
the launch of Ark’s new expansion, Genesis Part 1. This expansion features new mission-based
gameplay in brand new worlds featuring new creatures, items, and weapons. A simulation designed to test and weed out
the weak survivors, there’s a lot of cool things to check out. If you’ve never played ARK before, go download
and check it out this weekend – it’s also on a big sale if you decide you want to keep
playing. Either way that’s about it for all the major
news and announcements for this week. Stay tuned next week for more news including
a PAX East recap! For more information on the news topics, check
the links in the description below, feel free to discuss the news or even more news in the
comments below and don’t forget to like, subscribe, hit that little bell icon to get
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be it for me… I’m JamesBl0nde… see ya out there gamers!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Recap #397 Feb 28th – SMITE’s Mulan Ascends, Destiny 2 Revives Trials of Osiris, & More!”

  1. Stand up to the Internet Bullies

    Bdo: "free" but p2w as fuck so it's more like walking into a casino for free and they give you $5 for first timers and then you spend $100s

  2. Dofus Retro HD is just a HD update and some new servers for Dofus Retro which already existed. There's nothing new being added to gameplay. It's purely a graphics upgrade for these servers running a legacy version.

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