Aussie Gaming News Digest for 7 November 2017

Matt Sayer 7 November 2017 NEWS


All the day's biggest news in one easily-digestible roundup.

Fortnite hits 20 million players

Epic Games' crafting-focused third-person shooter Fortnite has smashed another record today, hitting 20 million players across both the original game and its free-to-play Battle Royale mode. Odds are the vast majority of those players are from the latter, of course, but it's an impressive achievement nonetheless. The big question is whether Fortnite will maintain those players when PlayerUnknown's Battlegounds finally launches its Xbox One version on 12 December. Will Xbox players shift from the janky-but-free Fortnite Battle Royale to the paid-but-more-polished PUBG? We'll find out soon enough.

Burn rubber with cheap racing games at Humble Bundle

With Forza Motorsport 7, Gran Turismo Sport and Project Cars 2 all releasing in the last couple of months, plus Need for Speed Payback due in just a couple of days, it's been a great year for racing game fans. To celebrate, Humble Bundle is throwing a Racing Sale with up to 85% off a bunch of top-notch driving games like DiRT Rally, Assetto Corsa, Spintires and more. Check out our top picks below, or browse the full sale for yourself here.

Title Discounted price
Spintires $5.84
Motorsport Manager $13.26
Assetto Corsa $15.61
DiRT Rally $16.26
DiRT 4 $39.04

Final Fantasy XV's multiplayer mode will arrive next week

After being delayed from its original October release, Final Fantasy XV: Comrades, the multiplayer expansion to Final Fantasy XV, is now set to arrive next week on Thursday 16 November.

Comrades is an impressively ambitious expansion, veering away from the original game's single-player focus and allowing players to create their own characters and join forces with up to three friends to complete new quests and collect plenty of loot across the kingdom of Lucis. The downloadable expansion is included with Final Fantasy XV's Season Pass or can be purchased separately for an as-yet-unannounced price.

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Pokémon GO changes up its raids for the first time since their launch

Raid battles in Pokémon GO have seen their first line-up refresh since the feature launched back in June. A heap of Pokémon have been shifted between tiers or removed entirely, with Generation 1 starter evolutions Ivysaur, Charmeleon and Wartortle replacing the Generation 2 starters in the first tier of Raid Battles.

Here's the full list of current Raid Battles, courtesy of Eurogamer:

Tier 1

  • Ivysaur
  • Charmeleon
  • Wartortle
  • Metapod

Tier 2

  • Sableye
  • Magneton
  • Marowak
  • Cloyster
  • Tentacruel
  • Sandslash

Tier 3

  • Porygon
  • Ninetales
  • Scyther
  • Omastar
  • Alakazam
  • Gengar
  • Machamp

Tier 4

  • Poliwrath
  • Victreebel
  • Golem
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Lapras
  • Tyanitar
  • Snorlax

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