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PUBG PC Patch 22 Arrives

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has released Patch 22 on the PC after two weeks in testing and is highlighted by a new rank system that borrows many elements from PUBG Mobile, along with adding a number of requested features to the game.

Check out the change log below:

Ranks, progression, regions

  • Server/region will now be decided automatically depending on the player’s local region
  • If you group with a player from another region, matchmaking will automatically decide the best region to play on
  • New rank system has eight total ranks
  • Rank will be assigned based on Rank Points earned
  • To earn your first rank, you will need to play 10 provisional matches
  • Rank promotion / demotion will be decided by total rank points
  • Improved the UI of the Career and Leaderboard screens
  • Improved UI to show rank, KDA, Avg. damage, etc. more clearly.
  • Leaderboard will display up to 100 ranks

Map select

  • You can select Quick Join or select maps individually
  • Quick join function puts you in the first available game, regardless of map

Skin trading

  • You can now trade in items for those of a higher tier
  • You can trade up multiple same-tier items and BP into one next-tier skin item
  • Trade up requires ten items, and the maximum tier you can get is up to rare(blue) while the system is in testing. We’ll look to open up the system further once we’re satisfied with the balance of the system but please note that any BP costs associated with this system may change.
  • The required BP amount is different depending on the tier of items being traded up. You will not be able to initiate the trade without all required items

UI/UX

  • Added a wheel menu for quick access to healing and throwable items
  • Emote activation hotkey was changed from ` to F4
  • You can cancel the wheel by clicking the right mouse button
  • Added an option to hide the nicknames of players in the killfeed who downed/killed you or your teammates
  • Added alert icons to the network statistics function
  • Three new icons represent High latency, Latency variation, Packet loss
  • High latency: Alerts you if your ping/latency is getting too high
  • Latency variation: Alerts you if your latency variation changes are too high
  • Packet loss: Alerts you if your ratio of packet loss is too high
  • Added an icon to check teammate’s log out / disconnected status
  • Player order between the lobby and in-game is now consistent so that players will have fixed numbers and colors based on lobby order when they enter a game.
  • Added an option to manage the maximum ratio of minimap zooming
  • Added auto-reload option
  • When enabled, you will reload weapons automatically when you try to fire while your magazine is empty
  • By default, this is set to “Off” but can be changed in the Gameplay menu

Performance

  • Improved the client performance by optimising the creation of character materials

Custom match

  • Improved the calculation of participants in the session waiting room
  • Players in Observer or Unassigned status will not be calculated in playable participants

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the issue where players could sometimes climb stairs much faster while moving diagonally next to the wall.
  • Fixed the issue where a downed players’ character model would sometimes penetrate walls.
  • Fixed the issue where players could hold weapons while moving close to rocks while underwater.
  • Fixed the issue where characters would look like they were sliding while standing up if they took out a weapon and stood up at the same time.
  • Fixed the issue where a player appeared to slide when standing up or moving while going prone before landing from a certain height.
  • Fixed the issue where Flashbang and Molotov stun and on fire animations could be cancelled when repeatedly crouching/standing up/prone/or equipping a weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where the player UI sometimes disappeared in the observer’s view.
  • Fixed the issue where ADS worked unreliably when ADSing right after equipping a weapon.
  • Fixed the issue where a player sometimes received collision damage from a motorcycle when another player picked up the motorcycle.
  • Fixed an issue where a character would sometimes rotate even though its feet are fixed when the screen is rotated more than 180 degrees left or right.
  • Fixed the issue where a player’s motion was sometimes shown as scoping when taking steps next to a wall.
  • Fixed the issue where characters could vault over other characters when positioned at certain heights.
  • Fixed the issue where a player would sometimes clip through the floor of a building when disembarking a motorcycle.
  • Fixed the issue where a player could be reported multiple times by playing the replay over and over.
  • Fixed the issue where a character’s HP bar was sometimes shown in the lobby after exiting the server replay.
  • Fixed the issue where a character’s animation would pop upward when getting close to the wheels of a buggy.
  • Fixed the issue of where a character’s animation would pop upward when crouching and standing up near a vehicle.
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INTERVIEW: ReAnimateHer

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In the world of content creation and streaming, it can be hard to find unique content that delivers the genre-specific vibes that you truly connect with. But, if you love horror and gaming, then Twitch streamer ReAnimateHer could be right up your alley.

“I started to stream on Twitch in 2016 for 2 months before heading to Beam which was then bought by Microsoft who turned it into Mixer” ReAnimateHer told me about her start in streaming. “My first stream on Beam was February 14, 2017 I made Partner on February 9, 2018 it was Mixer at the time. I was the biggest Horror creator on the platform. Then June of 2020 happened and via a Twitter Post I along with many others found out our home is being closed. This was a huge blow to many of us and caused quite a bit if stress and mental health distress. I started to stream on Twitch full-time in June 2020 and made Partner in 2 days. Still unsure what or how but they offered it to me.”

 

ReAnimateHer has been carving a space for herself, and her podcast, in the world of horror ever since.
“The content that I create is in the Horror realm. From Indie Horror Games to Web Shows. Mainly indie horror games where I play and give reviews. I Utilize my YouTube channel for reviews and gameplay as well.”

 

The content continues with her podcast, which you can find on YouTube and her official website as well.

 

“The podcast at first was just a Vodcast or Webshow where I spoke about Horror movies & TV shows. We call them autopsies it is where I research in depth behind the scenes and how the movie started.  Which then involved into Interview with people who work within the Horror industry from Directors to Artists and everything in between.  People enjoyed the webshow so much they asked me to turn it into audio for podcasts so that is how the podcast was created. Some of the amazing guests I had on the show was B. Harrison Smith director of Death Camp, Vincente DiSanti director/producer of Never Hike in the Snow, James Sweet director of Jason Rising, Todd Farmer writer/actor of Jason X. I have had some many fun interviews on CCoH you are able to catch the video episodes over on my YouTube then the audio over on my Website”

As far as podcasting goes, while ReAnimateHer has made streaming a big part of her content creation, she does not see much opportunity for podcasting on Twitch at the moment.

 

“I find many people on twitch get buried under all the other stuff on the platform. I think it is beneficial to start in other places and build up. If you have an already established channel and marketing for your podcacst I think you would do OK but not where I would start tbh. I honestly do not see any Pros to starting on Twitch none at this time that come to mind.”

 

With 2021 proving to be a solid year for her content, ReAnimateHer has her eyes set on doing even more in 2022.

 

“Remain an indie horror game channel. I always go by what the Horde my community on what they want and where they want to watch. There may be less streams on Twitch as I focus more on YT. Indie games do very well over there live and vod wise. Where popular games seem to do well on both Platforms but as for Twitch trendy games is where its at. The only creators I know who are “big” now in the indie or horror section established their now communities with other games that were popular at the time then once they had that they moved to other games. Don’t get me wrong that is a smart move I mean why wouldn’t you move forward.”

 

You can check out ReAnimateHer’s website here and her listing in the Gamactica Stream Directory here.

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Gamactica Women Relaunches with New Vision

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Today, Gamactica announced the official relaunch of Gamactica Women, which was one of the first sections added to the social media platform, alongside the Stream Directory.

With a new vision, new direction, and new purpose, Gamactica Women is looking to do something positive and impactful across the gaming and streaming industries. And while it will be similar to other directories on Gamactica, it will also serve as something much more.

According to the official announcement posted on Wednesday morning (via Portals): “Today, I would like to introduce you to Eclipse, which is a section dedicated to creators who create content in mediums such as film, fan films, performances, stand up comedy, and more. With our powerful marketing structure, and our community of creators who create diverse content across a number of platforms, our mission is to create a space for fan film content creatorsindie film creators, and extended content creators that want to build visibility, improve networking, and build more connections within the content creation industry.

Much like our Content Creator Directory (aka the Stream Directory) we will be providing visitors direct access to content creators of this niche within the Gamactica platform, including previews of their work.

While we will be working with creators who make content in all genres, we will be really pushing the horror genre hard, due to our partnership with horror news website Fright Nerd, and the Fright Nerd Podcast which will be making it’s return soon. Through this partnership we will be able to expand on our benefits with exclusive interviews, trailer releases, and more via the Fright Nerd website.”

Gamactica Women is LIVE and accepting applications!

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Gamactica Unveils New Directory for Military Streamers, Military Content Creators, More

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On Monday, social media platform Gamactica officially announced the launch of a brand new directory and resource hub exclusively geared for Military streamers, content creators, gamers and more!

Gamactica Military will combine the power of the social media platform and their award winning internet marketing structure to provide additional exposure and visibility to active duty and veterans who are working in content creation, advocacy, gaming, esports, and more.

The section will also serve as a resource hub to improve connectivity and networking between different sectors of the industries, specific to those in the military.

“Similar to the Content Creator Directory/Stream Directory, the Military section will be a directory for Military streamers, gamers, Military content creators, as well as brands, stream teams, gaming groups, advocacy groups, non profits, charities and more. It is open to both active duty and veterans” the official announcement stated (according to Portals).

“It is important that, as our platform grows, we continue to evolve and also introduce meaningful sections that can positively impact the industry. Powered by our platform, and our award-winning marketing structure, It is my hope that this better connects the community, and helps create more visibility, more support, and better connectivity for active duty and military creators and brands.”

Check out the new section right here

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