New Fortnite Jetpack Mode, Fly Explosives, Available For A Limited Time

Epic has rolled out a new batch of content for Fortnite: Battle Royale. The v5.10 content update is now available for all platforms (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS), and on top of reintroducing the Guided Missile to the game, it marks the start of a new limited-time game mode: Fly Explosives.

As its name implies, Fly Explosives is a new variation of the limited-time High Explosives event from earlier this year. Only explosive weapons such as Grenades and Rocket Launchers can be found in this mode. Jetpacks also return in Fly Explosives, where they will occasionally spawn as Floor Loot.

This time around, Epic says jetpacks have an increased rate of fuel regeneration as well as a decreased burn rate compared to the ones that were previously available in Battle Royale, allowing players to stay airborne longer than before. Epic has also reduced the wait time between storms; as a result, the developer estimates that average match times should be less than 20 minutes.

In addition to Fly Explosives, Epic has also recently brought back Fortnite’s Playground mode. As before, Playground is a sandbox-style mode that allows players to jump into private matches and test out strategies and mess around with the game’s various items. The v5.10 content update introduces three more weapons to Playground: jetpacks, Guided Missiles, and Crosssbows.

You can read more details about the current limited-time modes on the official Fortnite website. Beyond that, the v5.10 content update brings back the aforementioned Guided Missile, following its removal from the game back in April. Epic says the weapon has been “tweaked and tuned down as it was too strong upon its initial release.”

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date And Pre-Order Guide: PS4, Xbox One, PC

From Software, the makers of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series, have a new game in the works–and it looks surprisingly different from those recent games. It’s called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and you play as the “one-armed wolf,” a nimble warrior who has pledged to protect a young lord in 1500s Japan. When the lord gets kidnapped, it’s your job to get him back using stealth and prosthetic tools to take down enemies. The game doesn’t launch until 2019, but you can pre-order it now.

If you’re ready to do so, you’ll probably want to know where it’s available, how much it costs, and what comes with it. Read on for everything we know so far about pre-ordering Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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No Pre-Order Bonus Announced Yet

We don’t have any information on pre-order bonuses for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice yet. As the release date nears, it’s possible From Software will announce something. If it does, we’ll put it here.

Pre-Order Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Standard Edition

Similarly, no special editions of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have been announced, so your only pre-order option at the moment is the standard edition. If new editions are announced in the future, we’ll add them below. In the meantime, here’s where you can pre-order the game and how much it costs.

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Doom Eternal Release Date And Pre-Order Guide: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Judging by how well it was received, it’s no real surprise that the 2016 shooter Doom is getting a sequel. Much like its predecessor, Doom Eternal will feature fast-paced first-person combat, new and classic demon enemies, and an array of firepower, all set to a heavy metal soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon. The game is set to launch sometime in 2019, but you don’t have to wait until launch to reserve a copy for yourself.

If you’re ready to lock in your pre-order, you can already do so at a number of retailers. Read on to find out where it’s available, how much it costs, and what to expect from your pre-order.

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No Pre-Order Bonuses Announced Yet

Since Doom Eternal isn’t releasing until some yet-to-be-revealed date in 2019, it’s entirely possible Bethesda will include some kind of pre-order bonus–the company just hasn’t announced yet anything to that effect.

Pre-Order Doom Eternal Standard Edition

No additional editions for Doom Eternal have been announced yet, so the standard edition is the only one you can pre-order at the time of this writing. As you might assume, it just comes with the game itself. Here’s where you can pre-order the standard edition of Doom Eternal now, and how much it costs.

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise Stars Emily Blunt And The Rock Play Fight In New Video

Disney recently came out with one of the first promo videos for the upcoming movie Jungle Cruise. The company says that the film, which stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has begun production and the video shows the actors welcoming audiences to the set.

It begins with Emily Blunt walking down a path in what is supposed to be a jungle. She shows off the lights on the path as though she is a tour guide, before The Rock pseudo-interrupts her, vying for some screen time. They have a bit of a back and forth where it’s clear from the start that they are play fighting. They argue over who gets to say “the adventure of a lifetime” which appears to be the movie’s tagline.

Blunt and the Rock are both donning some jungle-y attire, complete with dirt on their faces to make it look extra accurate. The pair jokes about not getting along, and describes the movie as a “love story,” before Blunt storms off, and then comes back for more banter.

The film will follow The Rock as he takes a pair of siblings played by Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall on a quest to find a tree which is said to have the power to heal people. The movie will be released in conjunction with the revamp of the old Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland in October 2019.

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WoW Makes A Welcome Change To How Its Subscriptions Work

World of Warcraft‘s seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is nearly here. In addition to rolling out a big pre-patch that implements new features and sets the stage for the upcoming expansion, Blizzard has lowered the barrier of entry for players interested in just jumping in to the long-running MMO.

The publisher has announced that World of Warcraft and all of its current six expansions are now included in the game’s monthly subscription fee. Previously, players had to at least purchase the base game and subscribe in order to play, but now they’ll get access to all of the game’s content through the 2016 Legion expansion simply by paying WoW’s $15 per month subscription.

For players who have yet to take the plunge or have since fallen out of WoW but are interested in its upcoming expansion, this is a good opportunity to catch up on the game before Battle for Azeroth arrives. However, those who’d like to play the upcoming expansion will still need to purchase it when it releases. The standard edition of Battle for Azeroth costs $50, while the Digital Deluxe edition runs for $70 and includes two mounts, a pet, and WoW-themed content for other Blizzard games such as Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.

Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14. It adds a variety of new content and areas to explore to the long-running MMO, including two continents–Kul Tiras and Zandalar–as well as several new islands. It also raises the game’s level cap to 120 and introduces a number of new dungeons and raids to undertake.

Ahead of Battle for Azeroth’s release, Blizzard recently rolled out a big pre-expansion patch for the game. Most notably, the patch implemented the new War Mode system, which allows players to toggle PvP on or off from Orgrimmar or Stormwind, and reworks the PvP talent system. New events have also recently kicked off and will continue until the expansion launches.

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Super Mario Odyssey And Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Pass Impressive New Sales Milestones

Along with its financial earnings report for the latest fiscal quarter, Nintendo has shared updated global sales figures for its Switch and 3DS titles. While Switch hardware sales may have dropped slightly compared to the same period last year, software sales grew significantly year-over-year, and many of the console’s biggest tiles have hit new sales milestones.

Nintendo’s best-selling Switch game, Super Mario Odyssey, moved an additional million copies since the company’s last financial report, bringing its worldwide sales total up to a staggering 11.17 million. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo’s No. 2 and 3 best-selling Switch games, respectively, likewise continue to sell well; the former has now surpassed 10 million copies, while the latter has sold 9 million.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces have also sold an impressive amount, clearing a million units each on Switch despite only launching recently. Nintendo’s spring-loaded fighting game Arms has now sold more than 2 million copies, while the two Nintendo Labo kits have sold a combined 1.39 million units.

In comparison, Nintendo’s 3DS games have sold much more modestly over the last fiscal quarter, but they continue to prop the handheld up as it enters its eighth year on the market. Mario Kart 7 remains the company’s best-selling game for 3DS at 17.21 million units. Super Mario 3D Land has now surpassed 12 million, while Animal Crossing: New Leaf inches closer to the same milestone. You can see the full top 10 list for each console below or on Nintendo’s website.

Nintendo still has big expectations for Switch this fiscal year, with a number of major games lined up for the console this holiday season, such as the new Labo Vehicle Kit, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 3DS also still has some notable games on the horizon, including WarioWare Gold and remakes of Luigi’s Mansion and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.

Nintendo Switch

  1. Super Mario Odyssey — 11.17 million
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — 10.35 million
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — 9.32 million
  4. Splatoon 2 — 6.76 million
  5. 1-2-Switch — 2.45 million
  6. Arms — 2.01 million
  7. Kirby Star Allies — 1.89 million
  8. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 — 1.42 million
  9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — 1.40 million
  10. Mario Tennis Aces — 1.38 million

3DS

  1. Mario Kart 7 — 17.21 million
  2. Pokemon X / Y — 16.31 million
  3. Pokemon Sun / Moon — 16.12 million
  4. Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire — 14.10 million
  5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 — 12.70 million
  6. Super Mario 3D Land — 12.12 million
  7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 11.78 million
  8. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS — 9.30 million
  9. Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon — 7.72 million
  10. Tomodachi Life — 6.25 million

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MoviePass Raising Prices, Limiting Availability For Big New Movie Releases

MoviePass is making plans to raise prices and continue limiting access to the biggest new releases, as the company continues its attempt to stop its heavy losses. This comes alongside a volatile day on the stock market for its parent company.

The company confirmed in a statement that that the subscription price will raise from $10 to $15 sometime in the next 30 days. It will also be continuing to limit availability for select films. Movies opening on more than 1,000 screens will have limited MoviePass availability for the first two weeks, unless a studio partners with MoviePass for a special promotion. The company was open about the problems that led it to this point, citing it as a strategic move to limit cash burn.

“These changes are meant to protect the longevity of our company and prevent abuse of the service. While no one likes change, these are essential steps to continue providing the most attractive subscription service in the industry,” said CEO Mitch Lowe. “Our community has shown an immense amount of enthusiasm over the past year, and we trust that they will continue to share our vision to reinvigorate the movie industry.”

This follows a tumultuous weekend in which the service went down again, preventing users from purchasing tickets to Mission Impossible: Fallout. Market Watch recently reported that the company’s average cash deficit was $21.7 million from September 2017 to April 2018. An auditor reportedly had “substantial doubt” about the company’s ongoing viability. Today the stock price briefly spiked to $1.80 per share, only to tumble back down to roughly 0.50 cents as of the time of writing.

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