Video game news 3/9/21: Xbox update features FPS Boost, League of Legends: Wild Rift beta, Rust: Console Edition in spring, Super Bomberman R Online on PC

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.

Read More: Riot Games to launch League of Legends: Wild Rift beta in NA this month

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.

Read More: Stadia Exclusive Super Bomberman R Online Is Coming To PC

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.

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.

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.

Joseph Yaden
I'm Joseph! I love Nintendo and horror games. When I'm not writing about video games I can usually be found petting my cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. Meshuggah is tight.

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