New Scanner gadget, cosmetics, bike improvements and more in this second update to Radical Heights!
The new Scanner gadget scans enemies in a large radius around the player. Enemies detected have their location at the time they were scanned revealed on the player's minimap temporarily.
Also in the update are a bunch of new cosmetics, bike improvements, ramps and a slew of tweaks to weapons and gameplay.
Today the PUBG developers shot their community in the back as they announced that they are temporarily turning off "personal trades" for all PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS items. This means that items for the game currently can not be traded between users via Steam or sent to or withdrawn from third-party sites such as OPSkins.
Since no trading of PUBG items can take place we have disabled all trading features for the game here on Survivors Rest and will not provide any links to or prices from OPSkins for these items. OPSkins price history will still be available for now.
These changes are sure to have a devestating effect on the item economy for PUBG, not to mention the thousands of people who have items stored on third party sites and storage accounts. There is currently no information as to how long items will be untradable or if they will ever even re-enable trading.
If you are disappointed with this change, send a nicely written email to the PUBG team here: https://support.playbattlegrounds.com/hc/en-us/requests/new or tweet them at https://twitter.com/PUBG
Badiya is a Sandbox Survival RPG set in middle eastern WWI with today margking its alpha version 1.8 release.
This update includes a number of improvements to the core survival elements of the game such as hunger, thirst and stamina.
The update also introduces a new inventory system that allows you to equip items to different slots on the character, the system appers to take inspiration from that of Just Survive, whether intentional or not.
The teasing is almost over, Fortnite: Battle Royale's Season 4 lands tomorrow, May 1st.
The countdown to the end of Season 3 will run out at at 8:30AM BST (3:30AM Eastern Time), however the time Season 4 starts is not yet known, only "tomorrow".
The latest teaser image appears to show four unknown characters emerging from what is likely a crater. What is going to happen tomorrow? Will the meteor come crashing down and will it hit Dusty Depot or Tilted Towers like most believe? What will this meteor bring, if anything, and who are these teased super heroes?
I guess we sit tight and find out tomorrow.
Brace for impact!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 30, 2018
Witness Season 4 tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/LVG3mO6vmK
Developer Epic Games has confirmed that Season 4 will begin at 9:00AM BST (4:00AM Eastern Time).
Impact is imminent! Downtime for the Season 4 update is scheduled for tomorrow, May 1 at 4:00am Eastern Time (08:00 GMT).— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 30, 2018
Has Radical Heights already hit its peak? In the two weeks since its "X-TREME" Early Access launch the player count has dropped by 84% from hitting over 12,700 concurrent players on its second day down to under 2,000 on April 29.
Chart from SteamDB.info
It's not unusual to see player counts drop after an initial release and hype but not all games in this situation bounce back. Releasing in Early Access is always a gamble and first impressions stick with people for a long time, it can be hard to convince someone to jump back into a game that didn't captivate them from the get-go.
Radical Heights is still very much in a stage of early development as evident by the vast amounts of "white boxing" throughout the map, but this is not be be unexpected in an Early Access game. It has a long way to go, and a lot can change during development, for better or for worse.
It's too early to say what the future holds for Radical Heights, opinions of the game overall are positive with some of those who initially wrote off the game before it even launched having come around to its fun setting and aesthetic. If development continues with regular content updates then it could hold its own in the volatile landscape of this new battle royale genre, or it could go the way of The Culling which was once hailed to be the "H1Z1 killer" but now is all but dead.
Radical Heights is also following in the shadow of developer Boss Key's ill-fated team arena shooter LawBreakers which failed to retain its playerbase due to its high price tag -the game was supposed to be free-to-play- and unfortunate choice of publisher. Hopefully with Boss Key self-publishing they can alleviate some bad decision making and keep Radical Heights aloft.
One thing that would be great to see from Radical Heights on Steam is item trading and Steam Community Market support, with Boss Key able to receive 10% of every Steam Community Market transaction for their game this could be a welcome additional revenue stream to support the game, and retain players by giving them a vested interest in the game.
Cliff Bleszinski also expressed an interest in bringing Radical Heights to Xbox One during a conversation between himself and various Xbox executives on Twitter yesterday.
It's pretty easy to publish on Xbox. Teenagers do it in the Creators Program.— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) April 29, 2018
Only time will tell if Radical Heights can survive through Steam Early Access or if it can reach new heights on Xbox One through Microsoft's Game Preview program.
As you all now know, we’ve been doing everything possible to root out cheating from PUBG. The ultimate goal is to create an environment for players that’s completely safe from hackers and cheaters.
We take cheating extremely seriously. Developing, selling, promoting, or using unauthorized hacking/cheating programs isn’t just unfair for others playing PUBG—in many places, it’s also against the law.
We’ve upgraded our security measures, improved our anti-cheat solutions, and recently even added a new anti-cheat solution on top of all that. In the meantime, we’ve also been continuously gathering information on hack developers (and sellers) and have been working extensively with multiple partners and judicial authorities to bring these people to justice.
Earlier this month, on April 25th, 15 suspects were arrested for developing and selling hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG. It was confirmed that malicious code, including Trojan horse software, was included in some of these programs and was used to steal user information.
Here’s some translated information from the local authorities we worked with on this case:
"15 major suspects including “OMG”, “FL”, “火狐”, “须弥” and “炎黄” were arrested for developing hack programs, hosting marketplaces for hack programs, and brokering transactions. Currently the suspects have been fined approximately 30mil RNB ($5.1mil USD). Other suspects related to this case are still being investigated.
Some hack programs that are being distributed through the internet includes a Huigezi Trojan horse*(Chinese backdoor) virus. It was proven that hack developers used this virus to control users’ PC, scan their data, and extract information illegally.”
The longstanding rumor that hacking/cheating programs extract information from users’ PCs has been confirmed to be true. Using illegal programs not only disrupts others, but can end up with you handing over your personal information.
We’ll continue to crack down on hacking/cheating programs (and their creators) until our players are free to battle it out in a totally fair environment.
Thanks for playing,
Source: Steam News
This comes after 120 arrests earlier this year that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Chinese publisher Tencent assisted authorities to achieve.
Open Beta starts May 22, 2018. H1Z1 has been reimagined and built specifically for console. New weapon power progression, faster moving gas, more airdrops and vehicles to push the action. Natural console controls and 60FPS on PS4 Pro. No building and no crafting... nothing but pure BR action.
Note the "No building and no crafting... nothing but pure BR action." They feel the need to point this out as the H1Z1 brand is still synonymous with being a zombie survival game, which H1Z1 no longer is, for that you'll want the orignal game now named Just Survive.
Auto Royale is now available as a Duos mode as well! Hop in with a friend (or stranger), decide who's driving, and get into the action.
The following items have been retired from the H1Z1 Skull Store on March 15 2018.
Just Survive Live is now available to patch and play. We have wiped select servers due to abuse of duplication exploits that had made these servers unstable. See the list below the patch notes.
This maintenance update includes the following updates:
The following European servers have been wiped:
The following US servers have been wiped:
All other servers remain as they were.