Riot looking at more Viego nerfs as League jungler dominates Season 11 meta - Dexerto
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Riot looking at more Viego nerfs as League jungler dominates Season 11 meta

Published: 12/Feb/2021 7:39

by Andrew Amos

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Viego isn’t just making his presence known in League of Legends’ jungle. The newly-released Ruined King has been dominating the meta in three different roles ⁠— top, jungle, and mid ⁠— and Riot want to put a end to it.

Viego certainly isn’t League’s most broken champion on release. However, the Ruined King has made a huge impact on the Season 11 meta.

He has risen to become one of the most played ⁠— and powerful ⁠— junglers in the game. That power balance, in Riot’s eyes, is fine. However, he’s also extremely potent in top and mid lane, and that’s got the developers concerned.

Viego in League of Legends
Riot Games
Viego is performing well in not just one, but three roles in League of Legends.

Currently, Viego has a 50.81% win rate in mid lane with a 3.84% pick rate, according to stats site op.gg. This is compared to 49.22% win rate in the jungle and a 8.97% pick rate. While players are playing him more often in his intended role, he’s seeing more success in lane.

League developer August ‘August’ Browning said that the rates aren’t a huge cause for concern yet, but Riot are “keeping an eye on lane Viego and will adjust if necessary.”

“Right now Viego mid has like a 1-1.5% higher winrate than jungle, but that (by itself) doesn’t mean jungle is bad or lane is OP,” he told players on Reddit on February 10.

“We’re keeping an eye on lane Viego and will adjust if necessary. We primarily want him to be a viable jungler, but hopefully we can also let him lane as there are quite a few players who enjoy him there.”

Riot August on Viego nerfs in League of Legends

If Riot were to touch Viego again, they’d follow through with their League patch 11.2 nerfs and continue touching up his minion sustain. This would ensure lane Viego players are punished, without hurting junglers too much.

It comes as the community has pushed Riot to look at Viego’s possession mechanic on his passive. Players claim it’s “barely relevant,” and only being used to get ultimate resets. August rebutted their concerns though.

“If it’s true that Viego only uses possession for the ult reset and it’s a trap to make use of the champions he takes over, that would be a problem I’d look to resolve in the future. Not sure that’s true from what I’ve seen of him however,” he said.

Call of Duty

Warzone Season 2 Outbreak Event: rewards, how to play, dates, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 6:53

by Brad Norton

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To kick off Season 2 in Warzone, there’s a limited-time event for you to sink your teeth into. The Zombie-focused takeover known as ‘The Outbreak Event’ comes with new rewards, fresh loot, and plenty more. Here’s everything we know.

With the dawn of a new season in Warzone comes a heaping serve of fresh content. With Zombies taking over Verdansk and a new mode sending hordes to Fireteam maps, the undead are everywhere in Season 2.

The first thing you’ll notice upon booting up Warzone in Season 2 is a brand new event. The Outbreak Event is a limited-time takeover for the start of the new period in-game.

From event-specific rewards to limited-time modes, and everything in between, here’s what you need to know.

Warzone Season 2 The Outbreak Event: Dates

Warzone Outbreak Event
Activision
The Outbreak Event is now live in Warzone and BOCW.

Having started at the very beginning of Season 2, you’ll need to get in quickly with this limited-time event. The Outbreak Event is already live in Warzone and runs through until Thursday, March 11 at 10 AM PT.

That gives players roughly two weeks to unlock every item and complete all of the unique challenges on offer. 

Warzone Season 2 The Outbreak Event: Rewards

Warzone Outbreak Event
Activision
There’s plenty on offer throughout The Outbreak Event.

Similar to previous events in Warzone, there’s plenty on offer here. Your typical Stickers, Emblems, Calling Cards, and Charms are all up for grabs. Additionally, there are also exclusive Weapon Blueprints for The Outbreak Event.

In total, there are 18 unique items available throughout the brief takeover. Below is a complete rundown on every item along with how you unlock them.

  • Gas Mask – Charm: In Outbreak, successfully exfil 3 times
  • Aim for the Head – Calling Card: In Warzone, kill 20 Zombies with headshots
  • Amigos – Sticker: In Outbreak, eliminate 250 Zombies
  • Cleaning Supplies – Charm: In Warzone, eliminate 20 Zombies
  • Dark Aether – Accessory: In Outbreak, eliminate 10 elites
  • Strange Emission – Emblem: In Warzone, use lethal equipment to kill 8 Zombies
  • Grasp for Power – Sticker: In Outbreak, open 25 chests
  • Skull Survivor – Emblem: In Warzone, use vehicles to eliminate 3 Zombies
  • Pure Anguish – Charm: In Outbreak, complete 3 World Events
  • Heads Blazin’ – Sticker: In Warzone, eliminate 5 Zombies in a single match 3 times
  • On the Move – Calling Card: In Outbreak, Wrap 10 times
  • Shotgun Eliminations – Calling Card: In Warzone, use Shotguns to eliminate 8 Zombies
  • Special Eliminations – Calling Card: In Outbreak, eliminate 3 Special Zombies
  • One Punch, Two Punch – Calling Card: In Warzone, rapidly kill 2 or more Zombies 2 times\
  • Not the Last – Emblem: In Outbreak, use vehicles to eliminate 100 Zombies
  • Immolation – Emblem: In Warzone, use Pistols to eliminate 8 Zombies
  • Stitched Together – Charm: In Outbreak, complete 10 objectives
  • Quick Elimination – Calling Card: In Warzone, eliminate 8 Zombies before the first circle closes

How to play The Outbreak Event in Warzone Season 2

Warzone Outbreak Event
Activision
Whether you play BOCW or Warzone, you’ll have access to The Outbreak Event.

This brand new event is available to players across both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombie-themed mode of the same name. 

If you own the full version of Treyarch’s latest title, you’ll be able to tick off challenges until the final day on March 11. However, if you’re a free-to-play Warzone player, you’ve still got every chance to see and do it all.

To celebrate the launch of the new Outbreak mode, Treyarch has made it free to all Warzone players from February 25 to March 4.

Be sure to jump in quickly and get everything done before it’s too late. Once this limited-time event disappears, these rewards will likely be gone forever.

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