The Week in Wikis: Top RPG News On Dark Souls 3, Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls Online & More

Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in the games we cover or are looking for a refresher we’ve got your back. Let’s take a look at the comings and goings across the Fextralife Wiki Network. Check out the video above and read on for the text!

Dark Souls 3

  • A new regulation dropped this week for Dark Souls 3 and addressed some issues related to The Ringed City, the final expansion for From Software’s Dark Souls 3 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The DLC marks the end of an age and lets fans experience a brand new setting for the final time.
  • Additionally the patch made the following adjustments:
    • Increased damage and scaling of simple, crystal, fire, chaos, lightning, dark, deep and blessed infusions
    • Increased damage of raw infusions
    • Reduced damage and scaling of heavy infusions at lower weapon levels
    • Increased scaling of sharp infusions, and increased damage gain at high levels of dexterity
    • Reduced scaling of heavy infusions on lighter weapons
    • Several weapons were also adjusted. Be sure to check the patches page on the wiki for the full details.
  • Be sure you’re checking out The Ringed City pages for everything you need to get you through the game. Furthermore, be sure to check out our YouTube channel with a video guide on how to defeat each of the new bosses as well as a guide on how to solve the DLC’s big secret (click at your own risk)!

Mass Effect Andromeda

  • A new patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda came on April 6th for players that will address some of the more critical issues discovered in the game from launch, especially facial animations and lip syncing.
  • Beyond that, BioWare has laid out their plans for the next 2 months of updates, designed to address the following issues:
    • More options and variety in the character creator
    • Improvements to hair and general appearance for characters
    • Ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations
    • Improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder
    • Adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams
    • Performance
    • Cosmetic item additions to single player
    • The weekly Apex missions will continue to roll out of players on Thursdays.

     

  • BioWare has released the next limited time Apex mission for Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer. It is available from Thursday until Monday the 10th on every platform.
  • Players can join the elite APEX forces and take part in the next of several ongoing story-based missions that will feature new playable characters, weapons and items. This Mission, This week’s mission: “These Beautiful Killer Bots” takes place on Firebase Paradox holds Remnant secrets than we could’ve imagined. You will have to get in and out as fast as you can and survive the robot onslaught.
  • Available for this mission will be a Salarian Architect loadout with a modded Remnant bot. You will also have access to the Inferno Sniper Rifle, an Adaptive War Amp that increases the strength of biotics, and a Juggernaut Shield that increases maximum shield strength and melee damage through high-capacity kinetic barrier generators.
  • Thoughts on the updates and the commitment to the future support of the game? Check out our review of the blockbuster space saga for more thoughts on where the game succeeded and where it fell short.

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ESO

  • To celebrate the 3rd birthday of the Elder Scrolls Online from its initial launch, a special event is running until April 18th. Here’s what’s cooking:
    • When you log in tomorrow, find the celebrated Chef Donolon in Vulkhel Guard, Daggerfall, or Davon’s Watch and complete his appetizing quest Ache for Cake.
      • If you are having trouble finding him, check the Crown Store for a free Jubilee Cake Voucher that’ll grant you a quest directing you to his location.
    • Once his quest is complete, the new 2nd Annual Jubilee Cake will be added to your Mementos collection.
    • You can use the cake to place it in the world. Once placed, anybody within your group can take a slice and (for the duration of the event) receive a two-hour 100% XP buff that stacks with any other active XP bonuses. Time to ramp up that XP gain!

    Additionally, all daily and weekly quests completed during the anniversary event will earn you an Anniversary Gift Box along with their standard rewards. They contain crafting materials but they are also guaranteed to include at least one rare item such as Nirncrux, Motif chapters, Style items, Furniture crafting items, or more.

  • Zenimax Online has also announced that Morrowind, the upcoming expansion will be entering a closed beta on the PC Public Test Server in a few weeks ahead of it’s June 6th release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Typically the Public Test Server content is open to any PC players, but for the expansion they have chosen to make the Morrowind content on the PTS invite only through this beta.
  • Participation in previous Public Test Server cycles is going to be a primary determining factor for choosing invitees to this and future beta events so if you’re not selected and want to participate in future cycles, be sure to start using the PTS to test base game content. Those players chosen to participate will be notified via email and will be invited to a private forum area. Everyone who participates in this will be required to agree to an NDA upon entering the PTS.The closed beta will include the entirety of Morrowind and Update 14 which includes:
  • This is a massive expansion that will bring players back to the cherished area we first explored in The Elder Scrolls III. Thoughts on the upcoming beta and Morrowind expansion? We’ll have much more to come in the following weeks and months!

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Nier: Automata

  • Square Enix today announced that combined sales of Nier: Automata, their high speed Action RPG sequel to Nier on PS4 and PC has surpassed 1 million units sold between physical and digital copies, making the game quite the surprise success.
  • We loved our time with the game, and scored it accordingly in our review and were compelled to play through it multiple times to discover all of the numerous possible endings. There are so many hidden secrets and quirks, and many found the game resonated with an old school gaming vibe by bringing back that element of wonder and discovery.
  • Congrats to Square Enix and developer Platinum Games! If you haven’t played Nier: Automata yet, it has a free demo on the Playstation Store. Give it a try and if you buy, be sure to check out our beginner’s guide and wiki for everything you need on endings, quests, weapons, skills and more. We’ve also got a complete trophy guide all ready for you completionists!

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The Surge

  • Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13 have released a new trailer for The Surge that gives a closer look into the games signature target, loot, equip feature in which you sever components from your foes and then add them to your own equipment setup.
  • The trailer shows a lovely progression where gradually over the duration of the video, the player become increasingly more bulked out from the parts they’ve harvested off foes. The game’s combat system allows you to target specific body parts for severing, allowing you to focus on generating the drops you need. In the market for a new arm piece for your mech armor? Go ahead and target the next enemy that has one you like.
  • There’s a trade-off at play, because the part you want may result in a much longer battle than normal. The toughest enemies will also drop the most powerful weapons and armor, making them a risky but valuable source of new gear.
  • The system is looking like it’s going to be quite gratifying in its visceral approach to loot. Typically you know you’re gathering loot from fallen foes, but it’s a whole different thing to actually see the carving in action. Keep checking back with us for more on The Surge leading up to its May 16th release for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Dauntless

  • Phoenix Labs has unveiled a Founder’s Pack program for Dauntless that allows players to be early backers and guarantee closed beta access as well as earn perks of different items and materials when engaging the deadly behemoths when the online monster hunting RPG releases sometime this year on PC. The program has 3 tiers which are have various perks and rewards for backers. You can see the full breakdown of each tier on the blog.
  • All the tiers guarantee access to the closed beta which should be here sometime this summer. If you want to learn more head over to their website where you can register and check out our Preview!
  • They also detailed how some of the loot system in their upcoming Online RPG Dauntless will function for players. With Dauntless featuring Monster Hunter and MMO like elements, crafting and loot are going to be a large component of the gameplay when it releases for PC later this year.
  • Players will be teaming up to take down the massive behemoths that fill the landscape. When they slay one, they will be harvesting materials like fangs, hard scales, thick fur and other materials.
  • Combined with these material components, you will also be harvesting something called aether which is an energy like substance that the beasts feed off from the land itself.
  • Once done you will bring your gathered components to an aethersmith who will distill the aether into a mineral called archonite which contains the elemental and temperamental nature of the behemoth you’ve slain. This archonite gets applied to the weapon you forge and further upgrading these new weapons will require more elemental archonite
  • Players will be able to purchase temporary boosts which will impact the quantity of the materials that they gather from a hunt, which come in two tiers, Champion and Patron.
  • Regardless of the boost purchased, none of them will be a substitute for skill on the battlefield and that players will have to earn everything they craft.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Warhorse Studios has released a new video for Kingdom Come: Deliverance that takes a closer look at the production that has gone into the game’s cutscenes
  • With their in-house Motion Capture Studio, they produced more than 240 minutes of full performance captured cutscenes for the realism based RPG set in real historical events in the Kingdom of Bohemia. In addition to Brian Blessed and Tom McKay, over 50 actors from Czech Republic, Great Britain, and the USA were involved.
  • The game is taking realism to another level, and is being developed to give players the most immersive of experiences. How you handle a quest, the decisions you make, the quality and nature of armor and weapons, all of it is designed to reflect real world conditions giving you freedom as well as a whole new set of circumstances to manage. This immersion into real historical events is complimented by the game’s cutscenes and rich voice acting.
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance is in internal beta development and is scheduled to release sometime later this year. Keep checking back with us for more!

Star Citizen

  • We took a look this week at Star Citizen, an upcoming space sandbox MMO on PC. Combining open word exploration complete with customizable ships and a FPS experience, the game looks to redefine the genre and offer players unparralleled freedom.
  • For a deeper look give the article on our blog a read and be sure to check out the companion preview video here.

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