Legion weekly gaming news is where you will find a compilation of bite-sized news about upcoming game releases, DLC announcements and industry news. This week, you will find news regarding:
1. Rust Updated with NVIDIA® Reflex Support
2. Open-World Adventure, Pine, is Now Free on Epic Games Store
3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Gets Limited-Time Apocalypse Mode
4. Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Arrives on May 22
5. Saints Row: The Third Remastered Comes to Steam on May 22
6. Riot Starts Recording Valorant Voice-Chats
Read on to find out more.
Rust Updated with NVIDIA® Reflex Support
Facepunch Studios multiplayer survival game, Rust, has gained massive popularity to fans of the genre due to its immense level of challenge. The main objective of this punishing multiplayer-only game is to survive the wilderness by crafting and managing hunger, thirst and health. Those aren’t the only problems players face as the wilderness is home to hostile animals and the most threatening of them all, other players.
Players’ health can easily go down to zero in just a few hits, which is why you will want to play Rust with the fastest response time possible. With faster response times, you will be able to land shots and actions just a bit quicker than your enemies.
And with its latest update, Rust now supports NVIDIA® Reflex Low Latency Mode, which can be enabled for anyone with an NVIDIA® 900 Series or newer GPU. With NVIDIA® Reflex enabled, your system latency will be reduced by up to 38%, which greatly enhances responsiveness.
Pine is Free on the Epic Games Store starting Today
Twirlbound’s Pine takes players on an adventure in the beautiful world of Albamere where humans never made it to the top of the food chain. Players play as Hue, a young adventure set out to explore, trade and ultimately find a new home for his tribe to settle in. This won’t be an easy task as the world is filled with a variety of creatures that are smarter than humans.
This open-world action-adventure simulation game is filled to the brim with secrets, puzzles and collectibles, which means players will be spending a lot of time exploring the nooks and crannies of Albamere. Speaking of nooks and crannies, they are made up of six different biomes and are populated with a diverse cast of species that will either help or hinder your progress.
Albamere is a living and simulated world where species will fight each other over food and territory, even without your involvement. Hue can choose to befriend or attack them, steal their food and even force them to abandon their habitats. All your actions will have an effect on these species and the overall ecology of Albamere.
The Apocalypse in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Ends May 18
The Apocalypse in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has begun and will end on May 18. In this Year 6 Season 1 limited-time event, players are transported to a post-apocalyptic Outback and will have to fight for their clan, hope and freedom to revitalise life.
After the fall of civilisation, two clans emerged The Keepers (Defenders) and The Warband (Attackers) who do battle for the last remaining plant on Earth, which holds the power to re-grow life on Earth. In the new game mode, Canister, Defenders have to move the canister containing the plant around the map and protect it at all costs until time runs out, while the Attackers have to defuse the canister. However, the other way to win is by eliminating the entire opposing team.
Other than the new game mode, this event also comes with its own Collection of 35 items featuring Fuze, Gridlock, Maverick, Nomad, Twitch, Maestro, Melusi, Rook, Smoke and Valkyrie. Players will also gain access to personalised headgears, weapon skins and uniforms. Operators will also get exclusive, time-limited customisation items that can be purchased using R6 credits or Renown.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light Welcomes the Season of the Splicer on May 11
Bungie has announced that the newest season in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Season of the Splicer will begin on May 11 and will run until August 24. In this new season, players will return to the Vault of Glass raid from the original Destiny but before they can do that, they will have to team up with Mithrax, Kell of the House of Light, who will teach them the ways of the Sacred Splicer.
Once they have learned how to harness new Splicer tech, Guardians will then venture into the Vault of Glass and hack the Vex Network from the inside in the new six-player seasonal Override activity to uncover secrets and steal Vex codes. Additionally. Guardians can take part in the weekly pinnacle mission, Expunge, where they will uncover and exploit vulnerabilities in the Vex Network.
On May 22, Guardians will be able to raid the iconic Vault of Glass. Guardians will have to navigate fractures in time and space to find Atheon, Time’s Conflux and shut down the Vex before it becomes unstoppable. The Vault of Glass has been given quality-of-life updates to make it feel more challenging and satisfying to complete.
Last but not least, this new update also brings with it transmogrification to Destiny and is free for all players. Season Pass owners will also get immediate access to the Exotic Stasis Sidearm Cryosthesia 77K, Season-specific Universal Ornaments and XP boosts.
Saints Row the Third Remastered Comes to Steam
Saints Row the Third Remastered was released exclusively on the Epic Games Store on May 22 last year. Recently, the official Saints Row Twitter account confirmed that the game will finally be making its way to Steam on May 22 this year.
The third entry in the Saints Row series sees players once again playing as the boss of the Third Street Saints gang at the height of their power. The Saints have gone from a street gang to a household brand and this has painted a large target on their back. Now, they will have to fend of the threat of the legendary criminal fraternity, The Syndicate.
Saints Row the Third Remastered comes with all three expansion mission packs and more than 30 pieces of DLC. As it is a remastered version, the game now features enhanced graphics and visual effects, lighting and updated character, vehicle and weapon models.
Riot Games Puts New Plan in Motion to Stomp Out Toxicity in Valorant
In a bid to stomp out disruptive behaviour and toxicity in their 5v5 character-based tactical shooter, Riot Games recently updated their Privacy Notice and Terms of Service for Valorant to include recording of voice chat/comms in their game.
This is done so that Riot Games will be able to analyse and evaluate voice comms when a player is reported for disruptive behaviour. If a violation is detected, they will take action and remove the date when it is no longer need for reviews. Riot ensures that players won’t be actively monitored but will only listen to and review voice logs when a player has been reported.
To find out more, you can read about the new Privacy Notice and Terms of Service HERE.
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