Apex Legends screenshot of the upcoming Steam reward charms

[Update]: Apex Legends' massive Season 7 update is bringing in a new map, legend, vehicle and even guilds.

In a process that started earlier this year, EA has been releasing the vast majority of their Origin-exclusive games onto Steam. With that in mind, it should come as too much of a surprise to hear that the highly popular Apex Legends will be the next one to step forth!

The Steam version of Apex Legends will be going live this November 4th and will allow you to carry over all of your unlocks and progression between the two versions. As an additional little bonus, Steam players will also receive free Portal and Half-Life inspired gun charms just by logging in.

Overwatch screenshot of Brigitte holding up her shield

For as long as Overwatch has existed, Blizzard has tried to keep things nice, tidy and easily recognizable for even new players. Because of this Blizzard has never changed health in increments lower than 50, as anything below that is a bit tricky to figure out at a glance, especially in the middle of a massive teamfight.

However, with the Overwatch team now heavily focused on balance above all else, that rule has finally been broken. As such, the newest experimental update has not only brought some nice changes to Baptiste and Mei, but also tweaked a bunch of heroes by raising or lowering their health by 25! Here's what they're currently testing:

Immortals Fenyx Rising official artwork and logo

Immortals Fenyx Rising, previously known as Gods and Monsters, is Ubisoft's upcoming mythological action-adventure. As you might imagine given the genre, Fenyx Rising will have you explore a large open world, mess around with a variety of unique weapons and skills, as well as clobber an assortment of mythological terrors like the Cyclops and Medusa.

You can get a pretty good impression of what all of this looks like in action through the recently posted developer playthrough. Have a gander, it's a fairly lengthy one:

MTG Arena official artwork showing off Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Earlier this month MTG Arena devs delayed a major update in order to make sure its polished up and ready to go. Unfortunately, that seems to have ended up in failure because while the freshly launched update has indeed fixed a bunch of bugs, it has also managed to somehow introduce twice as many new ones.

On the positive side of things, the number indicating how many cards you have in your deck is now properly highlighted and will no longer be a ghostly white on a white background. Disconnecting while creating a deck will now save your progress, while favorite decks will still remain in your favorites list even after you've edited them. The update has also fixed a bunch of issues with double-faced land cards, smoothed out the gameplay when it comes to resolving large amounts of triggered abilities, as well as prevented players from lagging out the game by repeatedly hovering over a card.

Vermintide 2 5-year anniversary artwork showing Stormvermin

[Update]: Vermintide 2 is free to try out until November 1st.

The original Vermintide is currently celebrating its 5-year anniversary, and in order honor this momentous achievement, developer Fatshark has now done what they do best - ordered the players to go kill an absurdly large amount of rats! And when I say absurdly large, I really do mean that as the challenge requires Vermintide 2 players to slay 555,555,555 enemies by November 1st!

As an additional little bonus, should the community reach 300,000,005 kills before the deadline, a triple experience event will go live for all players. However, should the full goal be reached as well, you can also expect to see a second triple experience event! So if you still have some characters that need to be either geared or leveled up, you might want to start slicing up some ratmen!

Apex Legends screenshot of the Shadow Royale game more from the Halloween event

[Update #2]: Apex Legends' massive Season 7 update is bringing in a new map, legend, vehicle and even guilds.

[Update]: Apex Legends will be making its way to Steam this November alongside a couple of exclusive cosmetics.

Last year Apex Legends had a pretty cool idea for a Halloween event. After landing in a nighttime version of Kings Canyon, players would engage in a massive free-for-all brawl, with the losers rising from their graves as melee-only shadows that only exist to hunt down the living players. Eventually the living players would need to set aside their differences, face off against the shadows, and try to flee the map before things get too nasty.

Unfortunately, due to the solo nature of the event, there were quite a few problems. While the living players would spend most of the game camping in order to avoid dying, shadows would leave the game in large numbers as they simply didn't see a point in continuing. And so, what started off as a great idea, ended up being a bit of a mess.

Total War: Troy artwork for the goddess Artemis

While Total War: Warhammer 2's Orion and his Wood Elves will have to wait until November for their big update, the Total War: Troy equivalent is looking to be in a much better position. To be more specific, Total War: Troy's update later today will be adding not only Orion as an Epic Agent, but also Artemis as a brand new goddess with her own unique effects and benefits.

What this means in gameplay terms is that you will have one new god to worship through the Divine Will system, as well as a new temple building chain that will be available to all factions. After completing a prayer to Artemis you will be able to recruit a powerful new light archer unit, the warriors of Artemis, while getting to the highest tier of worship of Artemis will grant you access to Orion who serves as an incredibly powerful agent on the campaign map.

Fortnite artwork for the Fortnitemares 2020 event

Whatever madness caused the recent trend in rapidly increasing install sizes now thankfully appears to be subsiding. Not only has Call of Duty finally allowed PC players to cut off at least a little bit of Modern Warfare's 200+ GB file size, but Fortnite has now brought in even greater savings.

As a part of the freshly launched Update 14.40, Fortnite has implemented a variety of optimizations in order to not only reduce the install size on PC, but also improve the loading times. And the savings really are massive as Fortnite's file size has now been reduced by approximately 60GB!

Digimon Survive official artwork and logo

This entire year has been a bit of a mess, so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to hear that yet another game has now been delayed. This time around we're talking about the strategy-focused RPG Digimon Survive. Instead of launching in late 2020 as previously announced, it has now been pushed back until 2021, with no exact release date announced just yet.

"The Digimon Survive team would like to extend our thanks to fans from around the world for their support during development, especially in these difficult times," reads the brief developer update. "We had originally planned to launch Digimon Survive in 2020 but current world events have shifted our development timing and we have made the difficult decision to push Digimon Survive's launch to 2021."

Marvel's Avengers game official artwork and logo

Much like Anthem, the recently launched Marvel's Avengers has run into quite a few problems with its endgame. Not only does the combat get very repetitive very quickly due to a lack of enemy diversity, but there's also problems with the loot being unexciting and the endgame boss fights more tedious than anything else.

In order to address some of these issues, as well as let the community know what's happening, Crystal Dynamics have now released a lengthy developer update. Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect to see over the coming weeks and months: