Today was lighter on the video game news front, but there are still stories to discuss. For starters, Xbox has recently gotten an update that features its FPS Boost enhancements for older games, League of Legends: Wild Rift will be getting an open beta this month, Fortnite Season 6 will launch next week, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on March 9, 2021.
League of Legends: Wild Rift Beta Will Launch Later This Month
League of Legends: Wild Rift will be getting an open beta in North America on mobile devices on March 29, 2021. League of Legends: Wild Rift is being developed by Riot Games and is a retooled version of the hit PC game. It will feature similar gameplay to the PC counterpart but will be designed to work with consoles and mobile devices across iOS and Android. The full version does not have a release date at this time.
— League of Legends: Wild Rift (@wildrift) March 9, 2021
Super Bomberman R Online Rated for PC by ESRB
As spotted by TwistedVoxel, the ESRB has rated a PC version of Super Bomberman R Online, a competitive free-to-play multiplayer game. This is noteworthy because the game was previously exclusive to Google Stadia. No official announcement about a potential PC version has been made by Konami, but typically an ESRB rating is a good indication of a game’s existence — so we’ll likely hear more about it soon. The related title Super Bomberman R was a Nintendo Switch launch title in 2017.
Rust: Console Edition Lands on PS4 and Xbox One This Spring
Rust: Console Edition will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at an unspecified date later this spring. This news comes by way of the game’s console publisher Double Eleven (as relayed by GameSpot). The game is currently available in early access form on PC and has garnered a great deal of success thanks to popular Twitch streamers. Rust is currently in closed beta testing for consoles ahead of the final release later this year.
Fresh news 👀https://t.co/fMENlUcdDc
— Rust Console Edition (@playrustconsole) March 8, 2021
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 Kicks Off Next Week
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is coming to a close, and on March 16, 2021, the game will officially begin Season 6. That means you’ve got a week to finish up any seasonal quests ahead of the next major update. Season 6 will kick off with a new single-player event called Zero Crisis Finale, which will serve as the conclusion to Agent Jones’ story. Check out more details from the official Fortnite Twitter page below.
The Zero Point grows more unstable! With Chapter 2 Season 6 starting on Tuesday, March 16 2021, here's some important things to know ahead of launch. [THREAD]
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 9, 2021
Xbox’s Latest Update Adds FPS Boost Support and More
Microsoft has rolled out a new Xbox update today that includes a batch of additional features. It includes settings to toggle FPS Boost, as well as Auto HDR for backwards-compatible games. Aside from that, the Accessories app has gotten an update ahead of the release of Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Headset. The app will allow you to customize sound settings for the headset once it releases on March 16. Check out the full list of features in the Xbox Wire post below.
The March Xbox Update is here! New info on FPS Boost, Auto HDR, the Xbox Accessories app, and more: https://t.co/0YJkblpN29
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) March 9, 2021