New Rainbow Six Siege Update Coming, Here Are The Major Changes

Ubisoft has shared some information for an upcoming patch for Rainbow Six Siege. The patch aims to balance both the pick and win ratio for Siege’s Operators.

The company reviewed and compiled data on Operators’ usefulness and pick rate after Year 3 Patch 2.0. These numbers are only taken from ranked PC play at the Platinum and Diamond tiers.

Ubisoft plotted all of Siege’s Operators on two separate graphs, one for attackers and one for defenders. Each graph telegraphs an Operator’s popularity and Win Delta. The Win Delta is the average win ratio for when an Operator is picked minus the average win ratio for when they are not. Sledge happened to come out with a normal pick rate and Win Delta, but every other Operator falls into one of four camps: under-picked and too strong, over-picked and too strong, under-picked and too weak, or over-picked and too weak.

For attackers, Ash is most over-picked, Finka has the highest Win Delta (so she’s usually on teams that win), Fuze is picked the least, and Montagne has the lowest Win Delta (so he’s usually on teams that lose). Sledge is the closest the attackers have to an average.

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All things considered the attackers are pretty spread out. The same cannot be said for the defenders, who are stretched out between being too strong or too weak with very little in-between. Bandit is the most picked defender, and Tachanka–as no surprise to anyone considering the meme around him–is picked the least. Rook has the highest Win Delta out of all the defenders, while Tachanka, Kapkan, and Frost all share the lowest Win Delta (although Castle is not far behind them). Valkyrie, Pulse, and Smoke are the closest the defenders have to an average.

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To better balance the win ratio for Siege’s Operators, Ubisoft has some changes planned for Finka, IQ, Blackbeard, Glaz, Twitch, Jackal, Frost, and Dokkaebi. The company is also updating how barbed wire works to promote certain defenders. Ubisoft has plans to watch Alibi, Maestro, Ash, Twitch, Jager, Bandit, Frost, Kapkan, and Castle going forward, to discern if there are any changes that can be made to affect their pick ratio, but there’s nothing concrete planned so far.

Below are the highlights of the changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege, and you can view the full patch notes on the Siege forums.

Upcoming Changes:

Finka

  • Reduce ability duration from 20 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Stun grenades will be replaced with Frag grenades
  • Reduce Smoke’s Gas Canister damage modifier
  • Aim down sights modifier from Adrenaline Rush reduced from -50% to -25%

IQ

  • Frag Grenades replaced with Claymore
  • Electronics detection reduced from 20m to 15m

Blackbeard

  • Increase MK17 damage from 42 to 49
  • Reduce SR-25 damage from 72 to 61
  • Reduce the hit points on the Rifle Shield from 60 to 50
  • 30% reduction in movement speed penalty when the Rifle Shield is equipped (He will move faster)

Glaz

  • Reduce OTS-03 damage from 85 to 71

Twitch

  • Reduce FAMAS damage from 40 to 37

Jackal

  • Increase footsteps scanning distance from 5m to 8m

Frost

  • Increase SMG damage from 43 to 45
  • Increase Super 90 damage from 32 to 35

Dokkaebi

  • Claymore will be replaced with Stun Grenades

Three of the developers behind Rainbow Six Siege held a Reddit AMA to answer questions and better explain the changes the team are making to the game. Rainbow Six Siege is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-rainbow-six-siege-update-coming-here-are-the-m/1100-6460493/

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It’s MLB Players Turn To Do Fortnite Dances

First it was the World Cup, and now Fortnite has made an appearance at another high-profile sporting event. As part of the MLB All-Star game this week, Fox Sports got MLB All-Stars who play Fortnite to act out some of their favourite dances from the game.

Among the athletes shown in the video are George Springer of the Houston Astros, JD Martinez of the Boston Red Sox, and Jeremy Jeffress of the Milwaukee Brewers. Watch as they each act out dance emotes from Fortnite; it’s pretty great, though we do wonder how much further the Fortnite phenomenon in traditional sports and media can go before it’s just too much.

MLB players have been celebrating their on-field accomplishments in Fortnite style for a long time now, but the All-Star game is a higher-profile event which makes it more noteworthy. In May, Red Sox pitcher David Price caught some flak after some claimed his time spent playing Fortnite might have contributed to an injury that resulted in at least one missed start.

The Red Sox as a team are reportedly very into Fortnite. They play so much that they have to remind themselves to eat. They have the best record in all of baseball right now, so….

And in other Fortnite sports news, during the World Cup Final this week, French striker Antoine Griezmann performed the brutal, humiliating “L Dance” after scoring on a penalty.

As for Fortnite the game, Season 5 began last week–and it’s a big deal. The update changed the map significantly–among other things, it added a new area–while the storm circle now operates differently. There is also a new Battle Pass you can buy with cosmetic items and other nice benefits. Check out GameSpot’s Season 5 coverage here to learn more about what’s new.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/its-mlb-players-turn-to-do-fortnite-dances/1100-6460483/

Destiny 2 Replaces Cayde-6 Actor Nathan Fillion For Forsaken DLC

One of the funniest, most lighthearted characters in the Destiny universe, Cayde-6, has been up until this point voiced by veteran TV and video game actor Nathan Fillion. But he isn’t coming back to voice Cayde-6 in Destiny 2: Forsaken, which could be the character’s final appearance in the Destiny series.

Fillion told Kotaku (via IGN) that he was not available to voice Cayde-6 in Destiny 2: Forsaken, presumably due to scheduling conflicts (he is a busy person). He also confirmed that he did not voice Cayde-6 in Forsaken’s E3 trailer.

Nolan North, who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series among so many other roles, stepped in for Fillion to voice Cayde-6 in Forsaken. This is not the first time North has come in to voice a Destiny character after the original actor stepped aside. North was hired by Bungie to voice Ghost after Peter Dinklage bowed out, also reportedly due to scheduling conflicts.

Bungie told GamesRadar that Cayde-6 is absolutely, 100 percent dead in the events of Forsaken, so this means Fillion missed out on playing the character for his final appearance.

Maybe.

“How do I feel about Cayde-6? I absolutely love him. How do I feel about that character dying? I don’t personally believe it, because he’s a Guardian,” Fillion said. “He should be able to come back. I mean that’s their whole thing, is that they come back right? The whole thing is the resurrection.”

While Fillion is apparently done with Destiny, he’s still working on video game-related projects. He plays Nathan Drake in a wonderful Uncharted film that you can watch right here.

Destiny 2: Forsaken kicks off with the death of Cayde-6, leading the Guardians back to the Reef to fend off the latest threat. The DLC will also introduce a new Gambit mode, a hybrid of PvP and PvE. The expansion will launch September 4, and Bungie has a bevy of purchase options with different bonuses and gear. Check out our pre-order guide for more information.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2-replaces-cayde-6-actor-nathan-fillion-fo/1100-6460484/

New Mutants – Everything We Know About The X-Men Spinoff

The X-Men franchise has grown exponentially over the years with all kinds of movies, spinoffs and standalones. Where the other films have focused on the people who have turned their mutations into super powers, this movie plans on looking at the ugly side of what can happen to mutants who aren’t lucky enough to end up at Professor X’s academy.

What It’s About

New Mutants is based on a series of Marvel Comics which follows a new group of students at Charles Xavier’s Institute. The initial series was a lighter version that felt like a coming of age story, but the second iteration of the comics, upon which the movie is based, takes on a darker tone.

New Mutants will follow a group of adolescents as they enter a facility that they believe to be a hospital built for young mutants who can’t control their powers yet. They quickly discover that the institution is less of a hospital and more of an asylum. The film is meant to be a horror movie, in the hopes that it’s scary tone will single it out among the X-Men films.

Who’s Who

Crew

  • The movie will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars). It should be interesting to see his take on a horror film when he has mostly done romances in the past.
  • The script will be written by Boone and Knate Lee (Kidnap).
  • Simon Kinberg is producing this film as well as directing and writing Dark Phoenix.

Cast

  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) will play Magik, a Russian mutant with sorcery powers. Fun fact–she is Colassus’ sister.
  • Maisie Williams, (Game of Thrones) will play Rahne Sinclair, a young mutant with the ability to turn into a wolf. Arya Stark would have approved.
  • Charlie Heaton, (Stranger Things) will play Cannonball AKA Sam Guthrie. He’s supposed to be a quiet character with good intentions.
  • Henry Zaga (XOXO) will play Sunspot or Roberto de Costa, a mutant with the ability to control energy from the sun.
  • Blu Hunt (The Hollow) will play Mirage AKA Danielle Moonstar. She can create hallucinations based on hopes and fears, which lends itself pretty well to a horror film.
  • Alice Braga (Queen of the South) will play Cecilia Reyes, a doctor at the facility with the ability to produce a protective field around herself which must be pretty helpful considering her job is to watch over mutants who can’t control their powers.
  • Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro) will reportedly feature in the film as a villain.

What’s Been Released So Far

So far, a trailer and a few photos have been released.

The trailer doesn’t give too much away in terms of plot, but you get the gist of what the movie will be about. There are shots of a few different characters being tested on in the facility, or encountering locked-up mutants. Between the jump scares, the aggressive mutants, and the creepy scientist, it looks pretty scary. The poster reinforces the more frightening elements that the trailer offered by featuring outlines of screaming faces emerging from what looks like some sort of sheet. Rahne Sinclair bears her fangs in it for all to see.

The photos that have been released on Twitter so far are very eerie. They show some of the main cast in cells, writing on the walls or staring out the window. However they choose to deal with their state of captivity, the situation looks pretty grim.

What We Want At Comic-Con

Unfortunately, because 20th Century Fox is focusing on The Predator this year, it’s unlikely that the other movies, including New Mutants and Dark Phoenix, will take up much time at Comic-Con. But in a perfect world, we would get a new trailer, see the cast and crew, and get some questions answered about plot details.

New Mutants comes out August 2, 2019.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-mutants-everything-we-know-about-the-x-men-spi/1100-6460498/