Plus: The Sims 4 Drops Support for 32-bit and EA Access Possibly Coming to PlayStation 4…
Fortnite St. Patrick’s Day update is live with some items and Going Green LTM, plus details on a visual overhaul. Also, The Sims 4 drops support for 32-bit and EA Access rumored for PS4.
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- Fortnite Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
- The Sims 4 to Drop Support for 32-bit Machines
- EA Access Reportedly Coming to PlayStation 4
Fortnite Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, Fortnite has released a small update with a new Limited Time Mode that drops green, uncommon rarity items, styled in green.
In Going Green, treasure maps will also be spawned at a higher rate. There are no new items for the game in this small and temporary update, however the Flintlock pistol will be making a return soon.
The Flintlock pistol, while it has a low fire rate, does have a high damage statistic, as well as looking pretty cool. Epic Games has also just announced that an outfit update is coming in version 8.10 this week.
The outfit overhaul has improved the art for various outfits, making them look a lot better in game, bringing newer style to older outfits. The updated outfits include:
- Scarlet Defender
- Elite Agent
- Renegade Raider
The developer has also announced that other visual improvements are coming to the animations and effects of consumables such as when drinking slurp juice, your character will now visibly open the container and drink it.
Other improvements mentioned are:
- Lighting improvements
- Day and night cycle improvements and other various visuals
This is all possible thanks to Epic Games developing a new piece of software technology integrate into their development that apparently allows them to edit the visuals of the game.
Going Green LTM is live now and the other mentioned updates will be coming as part of version 8.10 later this week.
The Sims 4 to Drop Support for 32-bit Machines
As of June’s update, the massive game from EA will no longer be supported.
A separate edition will be made available for play on 32 bit systems, however all online features will be disabled for this version.
Shockingly, this version will also only be compatible with expansion and game packs released before February 2019.
Electronic Arts and The Sims Studio have cited the limitation of 32 bit as the reason for the decision as they have chosen to focus solely on 64 bit machines going forward so that they can optimize the game’s performance and development options. The 32 bit edition will reportedly also no longer receive any further updates.
Since Autumn last year, the Sims 4 has received regular monthly updates for free, some actually quite substantial bringing new items and gameplay or building features in to the game.
The support drop for non 64 bit machines starts with an update in June this year and also includes non metal Macs.
EA Access Reportedly Coming to PlayStation 4
Some leaked details suggest that the game subscription service from Electronic Arts may be heading to PlayStation 4 later this year.
The service is already available for PC and Xbox One, so it makes sense that it would eventually come to PS4 at some point.
Access, also known as Origin on PC, provides subscribers with the ability to download and play many of Electronic Arts’ published game titles for a monthly fee, similar to PlayStation Now and Xbox Game with Gold.
Games available with an EA Access subscription include The Sims series and Sim City, Battlefield games, Burnout Games, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and most EA Sports titles including FIFA.
There is no release date that has been made public yet.
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