Valorant screenshot of the container docks in the new map Icebox

After being teased for a little while, Valorant's very first new map, Icebox, has now finally arrived! Expect to see plenty of snow, an entire jungle of storage containers, a bunch of heavy machinery, and most importantly of all, ziplines!

You can get a little bit of a sneak peek at what Icebox looks like in-game, as well as how useful the ziplines might be, through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a fairly short one:

Torchlight 3 official artwork and logo

After the free-to-play and MMO inspired Torchlight Frontiers ended up testing poorly, the developers opted to redesign it from the ground up and re-release it as Torchlight 3. The initial version of Torchlight 3 launched into Early Access back in June, and unfortunately it did so alongside quite a few problems.

Only a couple of months have gone by since then, and already Torchlight 3 has been unleashed onto both PC and consoles. Needless to say, many of the issues still remain, and as such the reviews are disappointingly mediocre across the board.

Horizon Zero Dawn official concept artwork of a robot hunt

While the initial launch of Horizon Zero Dawn on PC was a bit messy, to put it lightly, things have gotten a lot better since then. Many of the crashes have been fixed, the performance has been improved, and perhaps most importantly, the strange mouse sensitivity issues have been taken care of.

The good news only continues with the freshly launched Update 1.06. Not only have two new flavors of crashes been corrected, but the update has also finally fixed the bug that caused Alloy to always walk at a very, very slight angle. While not the biggest problem in the world, this is one of those things that can drive a person absolutely insane once they notice it, so I'm quite delighted to see Aloy walk exactly where you tell her to!

Overwatch's Halloween Terror screenshot of fox demon D.Va

[Update]: Blizzard has released the second part of the Tracer-focused London Calling comic.

Out of all the events in Overwatch, the annual Halloween Terror is always the one with the most unique and exciting skins. So I hope you've managed to save up some in-game credits, because Halloween Terror 2020 has just arrived, and it has brought with it some of the coolest costumes so far!

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer. It'll give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from this year's cosmetic offerings, as well as which trio of skins you'll be able to get through the in-game quests. Have a peek:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare screenshot of the Warzone battle royale mode

[Update]: Fortnite has now followed suite by reducing its PC install size by around 60GB!

While most games require a lot more space on the disk that they have in the past, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is taking things to an absurd level. With all of the updates and game modes combined, the install size is well over 200 gigabytes! This not only makes it a nightmare to keep installed on your SSD, but also to download as 200 GB is no laughing matter for most Internet connections.

With all of that in mind, I am very happy to say that Modern Warfare is now looking to make things at least slightly better on PC. Once the next update arrives, you'll be able to uninstall parts of the game in order to save precious space and hopefully be in a position where you can have a grand total of two games installed on your SSD at once!

Valorant artwork for the new Agent Syke and her pet tiger

[Update]: Valorant's Act 3 update has now brought in the very first new map - Icebox.

When it comes to brand new Valorant content, I bring both good and bad news. The good news is that we'll be getting a brand new Agent and map this month, while the bad news would be that even though the Icebox map will arrive on October 13th, the new Agent Skye will only follow two weeks later, on October 27th.

The reasoning, as you might imagine, is that Riot wants everyone to adjust to the new map before throwing in Skye and shaking things up all over again. And judging by her abilities, that's probably a good thing because Skye really does have it all!

Planetside 2's The Shattered Warpgate update artwork and logo

After being mostly stagnant for quite a few years, Planetside 2 has undergone a rather impressive transformation these past few months. Not only are the updates far more frequent than before, but they are also far larger in scope and consequently far more enjoyable to mess around with. After all, who is going to grumble about massive fleet carriers and chunky five-player tanks?

While the most recent update, The Shattered Warpgate, does not bring with it another gigantic vehicle, it more than compensates for that with the sheer amount of content. First and foremost, The Shattered Warpgate has added a story-focused campaign that will have your undertake unique, lore-driven missions while battling it out with your fellow players.

The Survivalists official artwork with logo

If you're in the mood for a survival and crafting focused experience, you might want to give Team17's newly launched The Survivalists a closer look. As the name would suggest, The Survivalists is a survival sandbox game where you'll need to explore a strange land, scavenge for resources, craft a variety of gizmos to make life easier, and mostly just make a mess of things with your monkey posse.

What all of that looks like in action, however, that you can find out through the freshly posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's a rather brief one:

Watch Dogs: Legion official artwork and logo

[Update]: Ubisoft has now detailed the PC system requirements for Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Watch Dogs: Legion will be coming to PC and consoles this October 29th, bringing with it a variety of improvements over its predecessor. And where there are major improvements, you can almost guarantee that there are also going to be increased system requirements, which is why you might be interested to hear that Ubisoft has now detailed just that.

However, instead of releasing the usual list and calling it a day, Ubisoft has decided to split the requirements into two distinct categories: ray tracing off and ray tracing on. Since the difference between them is fairly large, especially at the lower settings, you'll find both sets right below:

Omnath, Locus of Creation official alt-artwork

[Update]: MTG Arena update has now fixed a bunch of bugs... and introduced twice as many new ones.

To say that MTG Arena ran into some balance problems after the release of the Zendikar Rising set would be quite an understatement. Even after banning the nigh-omnipresent Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, his big brother Omnath, Locus of Creation simply stepped in to fill the gap. Things got so bad that even decks that were specifically engineered to counter Omnath ended up failing miserably in the most recent tournament, with the final four matches being just an endless parade of Omnaths fighting Omnaths.

And so, in an announcement that should come as absolutely no surprise, Wizards of the Coast has now banned Omnath in Standard and Brawl game modes, while also suspending him in Historic. To further ensure the meta doesn't spiral from one overpowered deck to another, Lucky Clover and Escape to the Wilds have also been banned from Standard play.