AMD rolled out new ‘Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 driver’ today. What seems to be a reply to Nvidia’s new RTX DLSS optimisation, the new AMD driver offers improved support and performance in several games.
The new driver’s main focus is EA’s “PUBG/Fortnite killer” Apex Legends, which is a ‘free-to-play’ battle royale developed by the same studio that developed Titanfall. The patch notes report that AMD has improved support for this new game.
Another title getting ‘more support’ is Tom Clancy’s: The Division II which is being bundled as a free game on purchase of any eligible GPU or CPU from AMD. Moreover, as a fairly interesting improvement, AMD claims a 5 percent more FPS in AC: Odyssey on Vega 64.
The update has also improved compatibility with Battlefield V and fixed several bugs that Anthem players were reportedly facing. Other than this, there are numerous minor bugs that were smashed. Find the complete patch notes here.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been out for a couple of days now and there’s been a lot of mixed reviews. Some quite positive, some negative. And some have been trashing the microtransaction part of the game so let’s talk about that for a bit.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has Helix Credits, which can be used to buy skins, weapons and “Time Savers”. Many people have called the game grindy and are angry at Ubisoft for making the game grindy so that people invest in the Time Savers which boost the amount of XP you receive and reduce time requirements for certain things. It basically speeds up your character progress. Now I feel this is for the people who enjoy Assassin’s Creed games but don’t have the time to explore everything and to level up by playing through the side missions, contracts, and the various other side objectives. With a game as long as this, it is a good way for people who can’t make the time for it but still enjoy playing it to experience the story and the most of the game. While I can see why people can attribute its addition to the fact that the game feels grindy, I don’t think it is the worst offender.
Let’s talk about the part that is actually bullshit and is straight up an attempt at cash grab. Heka Chests. Legendary items cost 80 Orichalcalchum( Weapons cost 100). Orichalcum can be found in-game but in very small quantity, about 1 per rock. You get 10 Oricalchum through weekly quests which means 5 weeks of farming. Unless you pay for it of course. So if you want to get the 2 premium sets that are currently in the game which contain armor and weapons, you will need to farm for a minimum of 10 weeks. That is absolute bullshit in my opinion and needs to be changed to a system similar to the one in Origins.
Ubisoft needs to fix this because besides this and the somewhat poor PC performance, the game has been praised by almost every major media outlet and reviewer and even fans of the series are quite happy with the game and are enjoying playing through it. Let us know what you feel about the microtransaction that is in the game and how it has affected your experience with the game.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out now and is an extremely fun game. However since it is an RPG game like Origins, there might be times when you may be under-leveled for the mission at hand or maybe you’re someone who just likes to over-level their character and then play. Want to know the best way to level up? Here are a few ways to help you:
Fight at the Arena
The Arena opens up after you finish the side-quest “They Just Want Cruelty” which you get after killing your first mercenary. The Arena itself is at the South-East corner of the map in Pephka. Pephka itself is a level 26 area so go there with caution and as soon as you feel you can go there without getting destroyed. Once there, the Arena is a great place to 1v1 Mercenaries who slowly show up and not only give you XP for killing them also Bonus XP for fighting at the Arena. There’s also Arena Champions who can give you a huge amount of XP and can be fought multiple times to get half of the initial XP that you get from them.
Conquering Forts can be quite a difficult task but once you do them, it opens up the Conquest Battle for the location which will give you really good XP. So make sure to do that. While you’re conquering forts, try to chain stealth kills or go for headshots and overpowered kills to increase the amount of XP you receive from killing guards.
Side Quests and Contracts
The good ol’ common sense tip. Side Quests are a great way to explore the map, meet new characters and also to gain some nice XP. While you’re on your side-quest tab, you can see how much XP it will net you by the colour of the XP reward. The colour system is the same as the loot system so Grey is low and Gold is very high with purple being in between. While you’re in a town make sure to pick up contracts from the Message Boards so that you can slowly complete them over time as you play through the game.
That’s some of the few great ways to gain XP in the game when you feel like you’ve hit a wall. Although we do feel that if you keep doing side-quests along with the main mission and take your time to explore the gorgeous and magnificent world, you shouldn’t have problems levelling up.
Did the headline of the post confuse you? Do you think it’s clickbait? I can assure that it is not because, in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you can climb the naked statue of the Greek God Zeus, including climbing on his intimate parts.
Zeus’ massive statue is built in honor of the Greek God of Thunder, the man who is the leader of the Pantheon of the Greek Gods and to showcase his might and strength, the statue is naked to show-off the impressive body of a God. Ubisoft decided not to shy away and included the whole package down there to allow Alexios or Kassandra to use it to traverse and climb along the giant statue.
There’s even a special line recorded for when you do decide to grab onto his junk so that you don’t fall to your death. “I should probably not climb on this” is what they say when you climb onto his family jewels. The climb is worth it though as the synchronization point is at the top and the view from there is absolutely breathtaking.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and has received positive reviews from almost all reviewers and critics.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey seems to be Ubisoft’s most ambitious Assassin’s Creed game yet and with a lot of positive press surrounding the game, fans are excited to get that their hands on the game. For those fans, we now have information regarding how much they’ll have to download before playing the game.
Microsoft has listed the game for pre-load on Xbox-Live and those who have ordered the game can now pre-load it and keep it. According to the pre-load listing, you will have to download 45GB of game data. This is about the same as Assassin’s Creed Origins’ size when it first launched but with games reaching up to 90GB and above, it’s good to see that a game of this size, scope and detail manages to stay under 50GB. This is the current download size without any DLC and updates like the Day One Update that most games seem to get.
While the size is taken from Microsoft’s listing, it’s safe to say that the PS4 size will also be around the same and the PC download size will likely be the same or maybe just a little bit more if they include a higher texture pack of sorts. If you’ve got slow internet and have preordered the game, you should start that pre-load the game because 45GB can be a gigantic size to download. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey comes out on 5th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and for the first time in the series will feature different paths that players can take including different routes because of the two different protagonists present in the game.
Assassin’s Creed as a series starting to feel like it was losing it’s “oomph” after it became a yearly game with fans of the series feeling disappointed at the fact that the games felt rehashed. Ubisoft took a year-long break before releasing Assassin’s Creed Origins change up the formula.
Assassin’s Creed Origins was quite successful and did help reinvent the series but after the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, many felt that Ubisoft was going back to a yearly cycle of releasing Assassin’s Creed games. At GamesCom 2018, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot had this to say “On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2018] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year. It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”
While this can lead people to believe that there might be some sort of spin-off, he further confirmed that it would not be the case. They seem to want to push content for Odyssey as they did with Assassin’s Creed Origins which did add a lot of cool things over time. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and is set in Ancient Greece. This is the first game in the Assassin’s Creed series that lets you choose to play as either a man or a woman. How this will influence the story and lore is yet to be seen but it’s safe to say that fans should be excited.