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Weekly News Digest #99 – May 6th, 2022

Posted: May 6, 2022 in Company News

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Minecraft

Good morning and hello to all of our beautiful clients! To everyone else… sup? We’ve got another week of the usual news, so let’s jump right in. Minecraft has its usual news, with there being a fancy snapshot. In all honesty, it’s not that much, but we’ll report on it anyway!

Snapshot 22w17a

Snapshot 22w17a brings forth changes to the Allay and the Warden. The Allay has had a couple of changes made, one of which affecting the note block linking mechanic. Now, when the Allay is linked to a note block, there is a vibration particle that keys the player in on whether things are working properly. Wool blocks can also be used to prevent the Allay from being linked to a note block by blocking out the noise. Neat! Next, the Warden sonic boom attack has been changed. Now, the sonic boom goes through shields and armor. Holy crap! I don’t know what Mojang is thinking, but apparently, they feel the need to make the Warden more dangerous with every update! Luckily, however, the base damage of the boom was decreased to 10 damage (from 30) to balance the fact it cuts through all defenses now. Lastly, the Warden now will drop Sculk Catalysts. Not the best loot, but those players obsessed with automation will love this change. Lastly, the Goat Horn has been expanded on. Now, there are eight new horns all labeled differently, all making different noises. To obtain the Goat Horn, you’ll need to find them in Illager Outposts. You could also use the old method, which involves tricking a mountain goat into ramming itself into a block, but that’s very situational. This along with numerous bug fixes concludes the snapshot.

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Team News

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Santiago – Santiago suggests that you play super auto pets. No idea what that is.

Daniel – Daniel has gotten the ring fit and some other active switch games. Get that workout in, Daniel!

Aaron – Aaron bought clothes, new sunglasses, and went shopping all day. It’s not that bad to splurge every now and then.

Amber – Amber says that the last third of Elden Ring was bad. Blasphemy! Elden Ring is perfect in every single way! (not really) I refuse to acknowledge their opinion.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Now here’s a game we don’t often go over. Despite being quite literally a decade old, CS:GO is still getting updates all these years later. Let’s go over the latest update, because why not?

Counter Strike Global Offensive

Release notes for 4/25/2022 involve miscellaneous improvements across many different parts of the game. Climb, Crete, Iris, and Vineyard have all received numerous additions, improvements, fixes, and more. Everything from remaking the climbing wall models for performance improvements to adding artwork to the side alley in Crete. This update is just a general quality of life improvement to the maps.

Conclusion

Well, that’s the week! Minecraft barreled in with quite the large snapshot, even if it doesn’t actually add any new content. All of these technical changes and balance decisions are important, and Mojang needs to ensure that 1.19 is actually fun to play. The Apex crew is doing fine, although some of our members have **objectively incorrect opinions** (no bias from me) so we’ll have to handle that another time. Lastly, CS:GO has an update where four maps are improved all around, which is great. That’s the week, and I wish you all the best!

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