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Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes Arrives



Destiny 2’s event, Solstice of Heroes, has arrived and will present guardians the only way to achieve power level 400 armor, prior to the release of Forsaken in September.

Below is a list of the rewards along with point cost, so guardians have a lot of work cut out for them as they strive to earn the rewards, and they will have until August 28th to participate.

Destiny 2 Moments of Triumph Rewards

  • 125 Points – The Right Choice Ghost Shell
  • 250 Points – Moments of Triumph T-shirt discount code (nets a real-life t-shirt)
  • 300 Points – Comrades in Arms Sparrow
  • 400 Points – Eternally Triumphant Emblem

Bungie has stated other rewards will be available in-game and directly tied to certain activities in the Solstice of Heroes event. The above listed items are the rewards  tied directly to points earned for Triumph completions.

Destiny 2 Moments of Triumph unlocks

  • Bringer of Light – Finish the Red War Campaign – 10 points
  • The Hero We Deserve – Complete any 25 Public Events on Heroic Difficulty during Solstice of Heroes – 10 points
  • I Will Smash You – Defeat 100 Crucible Opponents – 15 points
  • Check Out My Arsenal – Obtain 25 Exotic Weapons and Armor – 15 points
  • Treasure Hunter – Collect all Region Chests – 10 points
  • Adventurous – Complete 20 Unique Adventures – 20 points
  • The Very Best – Reached Vanguard Rank 50 – 20 points
  • Become Legend – Reach Legend in Crucible Valor Ranking – 20 points
  • The Emperor – Defeat Calus in the Leviathan Raid – 20 points
  • Follower of Osiris – Complete the Curse of Osiris Campaign – 10 points
  • Show Me the Way – Obtain Sagira’s Exotic Ghost Shell – 20 points
  • Awaken the Warmind – Complete the Warmind Campaign – 10 points
  • Fleeting Memories – Collect all 45 Latent Memories – 15 points
  • Hive Extermination – Complete Tier 7 in Escalation Protocol – 20 points
  • Prove Your Worth – Complete Eater of Worlds and Spire of Stars Raid Lairs – 20 points
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Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes Redux Missions

  • I – Homecoming
  • II – Spark
  • III – Payback
  • IV – 1AU
  • V – Chosen


Microsoft Unveils Xbox Developer Sustainability Toolkit




Xbox has officially unveiled the Xbox Developer Sustainability Toolkit which is aimed to help creators reduce energy consumption and measure carbon emissions during game development processes.

The Xbox Developer Sustainability ToolKit includes resources that include:

  • Power Monitor tools
  • Certification reports
  • Power consumption dashboards
  • Best practices

Ubisoft and 343 Industries were named as early users of the Xbox Developer Sustainability ToolKit with 343 Industries able to reduce energy use by 15% without impacting the player experience at all.

Ubisoft and Xbox are co-developing an energy-efficient eco-mode for users.

You can check out the full report right here.

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Epic Games Store Hits $820 Million in Player Spending During 2022



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Epic Games has officially released financial data related to it’s growing marketplace on PC, showing that $820 million was spent on the Epic Games Store during the 2022 year, and promised support for third-party subscription services and new ‘content hubs’ to help companies promote their titles.

According to the data:

The numbers

  • Total users of Epic Games Store PC: 230 million (up 19% year-on-year)
  • Epic cross-platform accounts: 732 million
  • Daily active users peak: 34.3 million
  • Monthly active users: 68 million (up 10%)
  • Total spending, incl. Epic’s games: $820 million (down 2%)
  • Spending on third-party games: $355 million (up 18%)
  • Free games claimed: 700 million
  • Number of new PC releases: 626
  • Total library of PC games: 1,548 (up 68%)

Epic Games stated on it’s blog that more PC games launched during the 2022 year than in any year prior.

Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto 5, Rocket League, Genshin Impact, and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands were among the most popular titles related to player engagement and player spending, and Epic Games looks to deepen their focus in 2023 as they aim to improve the store launcher’s performance.

Epic Games also aims to add support for subscription services from third-party publishers and live service products by the end of the 2023 year, adding that they are also working on ‘content hubs’ which will be separate from product pages and will enable publishers to “share information with users in a robust editorial format.”

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California Judge Dismisses Gamers Lawsuit Filed Against Microsoft




A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that the group of 10 plaintiffs “[lacked] allegations” in their lawsuit filed last year that claimed Microsoft’s ownerships of Activision Blizzard would harm consumers and competition in the video games market, according to a filing shared by Reuters.

While US District Judge Jacqueline Corley dismissed the case, she also gave the plaintiffs 20 days to refine their lawsuit and resubmit it, and the group’s lawyer, Joseph Saveri, said that there are plans to officially submit an amended lawsuit with “additional factual detail” that will address the judge’s concerns.

It marks a victory for Microsoft, but their battles are far from over as they still face a hearing over the Federal Trade Commission’s legal complaint, which is currently slated to take place in August of this year.

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard originally expected the transaction to be complete by June 30, 2023.

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