Amazon is developing a Lord of the Rings MMO
Amazon has announced its new partnership with Leyou on a new Lord of the Rings free-to-play MMO game. According to Athlon, the game’s leading developers, the new LoTR MMO will take place before the events of Tolkien’s main trilogy. The game, coming for both PC and console, is reportedly unrelated to Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series. Both Amazon and Leyou have prior experience with MMO’s in the past, meaning the forthcoming free-to-play title could show promise, though little is known.
Bans coming for Rainbow Six Siege chat cheaters
Some players on Rainbow Six Siege recently discovered a new exploit allowing them to force other players’ games to lag or even crash, giving the exploiter a definite advantage. This new exploit is unnervingly simple; the user can spam the chat window with symbols, and any receiving players will have their games lag a massive amount for a few seconds while the sender is unphased. Developers stated they have also accounted for streamers and YouTube content creators who helped bring this exploit to light, making sure a minimum offense count before any punishment is delivered.
Nintendo Switch Lite is smaller, cheaper and handheld-only
On September 20th Nintendo is releasing the Nintendo Switch Lite, a handheld only version of the switch with no detachable controllers. While the Switch Lite will be missing some features of the original switch, the reduced price and appeal of handheld gaming will most likely be enough for many players. Nintendo officials made sure to note that the 2Ds/3Ds lines will not be replaced by the new Switch Lite as well. The Switch Lite could be perfect as a second console for families that already own a switch, or for those who want a switch but don’t wish to pay for the original.
The Division 2 Finally Adding Raid Matchmaking
Division 2 devs have listened to player requests and have added a group finding feature for raids, taking away the need to manually search for a group. This matchmaking system will be available for the Operation Dark Hours. Developers did not initially include matchmaking for raids because they did not think it would be as good of an experience with random players, but players have voiced their desire for its inclusion nonetheless.