Welcome to PC video game news for week 50. Holidays are made for gaming! Well, in my house they are, so let’s catch you up on the latest PC gaming news in this abbreviated edition of Re-Spawn. Hey, I have to prep for the holidays, too.
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
Another tips video from thatdenverguy this week. This one shows you where the Christmas trees are on the map.
GrenaderJake created a tips video for IGN recently. He takes you from beginner to advanced all in one video.
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Tips
The test server now randomizes which map you get as of this week. I was able to play both maps on the test servers and I liked being able to use the vaulting/climbing skill on the old map. It is good preparation for the 1.0 release later this month. December 20th is still the date as of this article and the test servers will stay up until the move of the changes to the production servers.
Use the Rooftops
Most of the areas in Miramar have at least one path to the rooftops. These are excellent places to stop, drop, and scope. This is especially true in the trailer park areas or areas with a lot of small buildings clustered together. Many of these areas have ramps and paths to the other roofs and the edges and corners will have some metal and rocks to crouch behind when you get into a gunfight.
Stream and YouTube Help
Check out the new map with some gameplay video from Quaweds. He goes over each of the new weapons in this video.
Video Game News Recap
Fortnite Latest Video Game News
Fortnite Battle Royale
We asked and we received. The option to earn cosmetics by playing the game is here with Battle Pass. New for Season 2, you can either buy the Battle Pass or grind to get the cosmetics you want.
The Holiday Event is now live, featuring awesome holiday skins, holiday-themed landscaping (though no snow), Christmas trees with loot chests underneath, and of course the snowball launcher!
I had to link this video from Dakotaz. He walks us through the items you can purchase with the Battle Pass and shows us some clips of gameplay with the new changes. If nothing else, Dakotaz’s enthusiasm is so fun to witness.
Fortnite Save the World
Both flavors of Fortnite have a holiday-themed update this week. In Save the World we get to experience new enemies, snow-covered areas, and new and clever weapons. Even more exciting to me are the changes to the inventory screen and the addition of mini-bosses. There was a brief update video followed by a very long developer stream, both are linked below.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Latest Video Game News
The game is expected to be released as 1.0 version on December 20th. Otherwise, not much has changed for PUBG week to week, at least not for PC. I hear the Xbox release has been less than stellar but I haven’t tried it out on console yet.
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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