Re-Spawn: PC Video Game News for Week 48

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Welcome to PC video game news for week 48. I bring you some more Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG tips this week as well as the latest news that caught my eye in the world of PC video games. Ready up, player two, and let’s find out what has happened since last week.

Sam’s PC Video Game Tips

Fortnite Battle Royale Tips

I did not play Fortnite Battle Royale this week, so no tips from me but I do have some new tip videos to share on YouTube.

Stream and YouTube Help

I have a couple more videos this week from thatdenverguy on YouTube. I shared his “9 Common Mistakes New Players Make – Fortnite Battle Royale | Tips and Tricks” last week. I loved that video so much I hit up his channel directly and I wasn’t disappointed. I absolutely love his teacher approach to this. He shows us how to do it while telling us how and why in very clear steps. And he plays with his little brother, how sweet is that?

In the first video “TOP 4 UNKNOWN Places to Land for LOOT and EASY WINS (Fortnite Battle Royale) | Tips and Tricks” he actually walks you through several loot lanes, or paths he likes to take to gear up at the start of matches.

The second video “FORTNITE Battle Royale – 19 THINGS you STILL Don’t Know | Tips and Tricks” has some great tips on fort building. I’ll totally be using the tip of setting up my go to versions of each build type while I’m waiting for the Battle Bus to launch.

Do you have some Fortnite Battle Royale tips to share? Hit us up in the comments, share them on Facebook with us, or give me a shout on Twitter, @samanthafisher. I’d love to reshare your tips with the GeekDad followers.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Tips

Be Open to Random Squads

I am relatively new to FPS games. I’m a bit bummed that I assumed I wouldn’t like them for so long and didn’t play them until mid-2017 because I absolutely love them. Sadly, I’m not very good at them yet. I’m getting better but slowly and I have a hard time finding good squads to play with. So my first tip is to be open to random groups and squads. Yes, you can get some duds but I’ve actually bumped into several really nice and helpful squadmates by doing this.

Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Your Teammate to Move

I had the better gun with a 4x scope in a recent duo match. We were on the third floor and spotted another duo on the roof of a lower house nearby. I realized after the fact I totally should have told my teammate to move. He was in front the window with the better spot and moving around so I went to a side window where I could only see one of the two people and was frankly too meek to say “could you move, I think I can get them both with that better spot and my scope.” I won’t be so shy next time.

Ask For a Location Marker

When fighting on a team and someone says “they’re right in front of us” or “to the right!” don’t hesitate to follow up with “actual location, please” and do it more than once if you need to. I try hard to give concrete location information such as “moving left to right at my 165 toward the red houses” instead of “behind you” and there’s no shame in asking for the same. Every second that you save finding the enemy makes it more likely you will live and they will not. So keep asking and make sure you keep giving good solid location information.

Stream and YouTube Help

I happened upon this neat video from WackyJacky101 this week. He uses an eye-tracking software program to show you where he’s looking while he breaches buildings with enemies hunkered down inside. He goes over the fast and furious type, the sneak approach, how to effectively use grenades (including how to use the different types) and how to combine approaches to wipe out your enemy.

I also really liked his demo on how to control spray pattern when using your assault rifles in auto mode. He has a camera on his mouse hand showing you exactly how he moves his mouse to correct and control. He shows both full sprays and burst from standing and crouching with each of the four major rifles. Tip: never try to spray with the AKM, you’re just wasting most of your bullets. Second tip: slowly pull your mouse down while spraying to exert the best amount of control.

Video Game News Recap

Blizzard’s Latest Video Game News

Overwatch

Overwatch Heroes
Overwatch. Copyright, Blizzard Entertainment

A new patch has hit the public test realm for Overwatch this week. Nothing too surprising about this one. It is mostly tweaking of the newest heroes with lots of updates to Doomfist and Moira. Check out the full notes here.

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm. Copyright, Blizzard Entertainment

The latest patch implemented a few bug fixes but also removed support for OpenGL4.1 and Metal for Mac users. They’ve reverted to OpenGL2.1 only. There were also numerous hero balance tweaks implemented. Read up on the latest changes in the Blizzard blog post.

Hearthstone

Hearthstone Kobolds & Catacombs Splash
Hearthstone Kobolds & Catacombs Splash. Copyright, Blizzard Entertainment

December’s ranked play season is now live and includes the latest Kobolds & Catacombs expansion. Perhaps you can make use of the board positioning tips blog post that went up on 12/01/2017 to move up the ranks this season.

StarCraft II

StarCraft II
StarCraft II. Copyright, Blizzard Entertainment

A balancing update was loaded on 11/28. Zerg, Protoss, and Terran all saw changes in this latest update. Get the details in the Blizzard blog post.

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft. Copyright, Blizzard Entertainment

Get the latest news on the December Hotfixes.

Latest Updates/Events:

  • The annual holiday event, Feasts of Winter Veil runs from 12/16/17 – 01/02/18.
  • There will be a fireworks celebration in-game to mark the new year. Each racial capital will have fireworks at the top of every hour.
  • Go back in time with new Timewalking events for dungeons of Cataclysm (12/05 – 12/12) and Mists of Pandaria (12/26 – 01/02).
  • There are also several PvP events through the second half of the month, details can be found here with a few other items.

Those are the highlights for PC this week. There are of course plenty of other games out there but I want to highlight the games I know or of interest to me. Want me to include some other games? Message me on Twitter and I’ll take a look. @samanthafisher

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