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While the tech industry might be under a bit of a slump, the gaming end of its spectrum is vibrant and enterprising. Here’s all the coolest gaming news you need to catch up on.

Spending the last two months staying home-bound would have been incredibly tough for most millennials. But to gamers, they get a few extra hours to practice and perfect their digital craft. With some good news and some bad news, here’s every piece of gaming news from the Open World and the Battle Royale genre, in case you missed it.

What’s new in PUBG Mobile’s update?

After a month-long delay due to the pandemic, PUBG Mobile finally bring forth the 0.18 update, adding some fresh paint to an otherwise barren map. Miramar, their desert battleground now gets a hyper-realistic sandstorm mode, an oasis on the map and a new car. In terms of gear, they’ve introduced the canted sight, which allows players to equip a short-range and long-range scope on the weapons simultaneously. Overall, the graphics seem much smoother even on its highest setting. Which, we speculate, has been made to allow lower end devices to experience high graphic quality gameplay.

Diplo, deadmau5 to perform at Fortnite’s Party Royale

The Party Royale is the biggest gaming news right now. For the first time in Battle Royale history, the game ditches its last-man-standing premise for a more relaxed and fun experience. As all weapons have been laid down and considering the massive success of the Travis Scott concert, Fortnite decided to designate their Party Royale as an in-game DJ performance zone. As of right now, Diplo and Deadmau5 will be performing over this weekend with many more artists expected to follow.

Call of Duty: Warzone ditches choppers, doubles up XP gain

If you’re a fan of flying around in helicopters with your squad in Call of Duty, you’re in for some bad news. Recently, the community highlighted that users were exploiting a bug that helped them get more kills, in the race for more XP points. Using a helicopter, they were able to fly below the map, making them invisible and protected. Once they’ve entered the glitched zone, getting kills is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Of course, this was brought to the game’s attention, and they removed helicopters from their Battle Royale mode.

Xbox gives first look at Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Last evening, on the Inside Xbox live stream, they showcased gameplay footage for several forthcoming titles through its upcoming Xbox Series X console, including ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’, ‘Madden 21’, ‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon’, and more. As a crowd favourite, we got a first impression of the Assassins Cree gameplay considering its trailer last week. If you’re wondering what Thor would look like as a Viking warrior, this is it. Bringing the grunge, stealth, and visual brilliance of Assassins Creed to a brand new realm, the title is set to take place during the ninth century “against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages,” according to a press release.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.