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Everything we know about Seer in Apex Legends

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The next competitor to join Apex Legends is named Seer and one glance from him “will reduce a mountain to dust, a king to a beggar, and an ocean to a desert.”

Despite a fairytale-esque series of teasers and the “Metamorphosis” animated short, however, there’s still a lot of mystery involving Seer. Here’s what we know about the new legend so far.

Metamorphosis

Seer was born an outcast. His mother gave birth to him at the same time as a nearby planet was destroyed in a window-cracking explosion. “Is Obi cursed, or were the events surrounding his birth just a coincidence?” Apex writer Amanda Doiron said on Twitter.

“Metamorphosis” doubles down on that idea. “A woman will rise, bearing the mark of the moth,” according to the short. “Her firstborn will be a cursed child. His eyes…drawing us all to the flame. Refuse the child’s gaze or be undone.” The short shows that Seer was largely considered an outcast since his birth.

Though we don’t know much about Seer inside the Apex Games, the official website provides a short description of him. “With microdrones and an artist’s eye, Seer spots opportunities that other Legends might miss, and seizes them in the most beautiful way he can.” The microdrones first appeared as part of an in-game legend teaser and had a short flavor text.

“A stray micro-drone from the mysterious heart container,” its description reads. “A work of art, it appears to be hand-crafted by one with great skill and taste. It would make an inscrutable gun charm.” Based on the animated short, Seer’s father may have had a hand in building the device.

Screengrab via Respawn Entertainment

When interacting with the teasers, Rampart calls Seer “my boy,” which indicates that the two legends know each other. Crypto and Bloodhound, on the other hand, appear wary of the next competitor. It’s too early to tell where Seer will fit in the lore of Apex, however.

The moth motif on Seer borrows from the symbolism presented by a series of teasers called “The Moth and the Flame.” The fantastic narrative recounts the story of a princess, a moth, and a curse.

The Moth and the Flame

Respawn released a three-part teaser called “The Moth and the Flame” over the past week. The fairytale-esque story tells of a king, a queen, and their blind daughter. Scared for the princess’ safety, the rulers imprisoned her in a tower “to keep her safe from the dangers of the world.”

A young man passed by the princess’ window, singing, and the two fell in love. The king and queen discovered the affair, however, and arrested him. A moth appeared before the princess as she waited for her lover and the two made a blood pact to break the moth’s curse.

“Bemoaning its cursed lot, the moth confessed it was always drawn to that which would do him harm,” the second chapter of the story says. “It wanted to be reborn as her child, to be free of this curse.”

The king and queen, in an act of sheer brutality, burned the young man at the stake. The moth, unable to deny its lethal attraction, rushed into the flames, and the blind princess followed. The blood pact presumably never came through and “the curse of the moth hung over the kingdom that day and all the days that followed,” according to the ending of the story.

The story set the stage for Seer. “Metamorphosis” reinforced how defining a curse was to Obi, who was born as an outcast under the “mark of the moth” and the legend has adopted a moth as a symbol—as seen in the teaser and on parts of his armor. The rest of Seer’s story may also call back to that allegory in the future.

The new legend will be released on Aug. 3 alongside the game’s tenth season, Emergence. Fans will get a better look at Seer when the season 10 launch trailer debuts at EA Play Live on July 22.


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Dota 2’s 7.30d patch buffs Clinkz, nerfs Silencer, and adds a lot of rebalancing

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Less than two weeks away from the start of The International 10, Valve has released a new gameplay update that rescales a lot of moves today in some last-minute balancing before the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. 

The 7.30d patch changes in the eyes of most fans involve Clinkz getting even stronger, Silencer taking significant nerfs, and some general confusion at the wording of changes made to Zeus’s Static Field. 

For the Zeus changes, Thundergod’s Wrath was buffed to scale damage from 300/400/500 to 300/425/550, but Static Field saw the following adjustment: 

  • Damage no longer counts as HP removal (Heavenly Jump can now put blink dagger on cooldown and affects effects that are canceled by damage like healing salve).

This initially confused some players reading through the patch, but it essentially means that instead of simply removing HP from opposing heroes, the move will now actively deal damage. This will allow it to interact with more abilities, effects, and items directly. 

Clinkz is already a pretty strong hero generally, and now Burning Barrage will do an additional five percent in total attack damage, up to 65 percent from 60 percent. Additionally, Burning Barrage Arrows were increased to plus three as a level 20 Talent. 

Silencer received some sizable nerfs, with the Arcane Curse Silence Penalty Multiplier reduced from 2x to 1.7x and Last Word’s Scepter Radius going from 650 to 500. People are still actively calling for more Vengeful Spirit nerfs, but this patch only affected her by decreasing her Agility Gain from 3.4 to 3.2.

Other heroes like Tiny, Tinker, and Bane had several moves nerfed and rescaled to be slightly more balanced, while others like Broodmother, Timbersaw, and Wraith King saw buffs for the same reason. Additionally, several Neutral Items and Overwhelming Bling were also reworked.

You can read the full patch notes on the official Dota 2 blog.

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How to charge an iPhone 13?

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Apple customers may have noticed that iPhone boxes got noticeably smaller starting with the iPhone 12, when Apple removed some parts from the inside of the box. Like last year, iPhone 13 series doesn’t come with a charger, hence the smaller boxes.

Users will still receive charging cables, meaning you’ll only need an adapter to charge your iPhone 13. While most adapters will do the trick, it’s important to avoid using other third-party charging equipment for iPhones since they have different voltage values.

If this is your first time purchasing an iPhone and you don’t have an extra iPhone charger, then you’ll need to order one. The official charger will often be the best choice since it was designed to be used with the iPhone. 

Alternatively, you can also try out wireless charging since iPhone 13 models all support the feature. Placing your iPhone 13 on top of a wireless charger will be enough to start charging the battery. A power bank can also be an alternative, but you’ll need a cable to fully charge your iPhone 13 with a power bank.

Users who are looking to preserve their battery’s health can try keeping their charge levels around 20 and 72 percent. Letting your phone run out of battery or charging it to the max levels can degrade your battery life. Apple also offers battery replacements, so if your battery degrades faster than normal, you can always get it replaced to keep your iPhone new.

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Overwatch game director hints at new heroes next OWL season, confirms all 32 heroes will return in the sequel

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All 32 characters will return to the fight in the next Overwatch League season, according to Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller—and fans may even see new faces when the competition’s next season starts.

During today’s Overwatch League grand finals broadcast, Keller revealed all 32 heroes from Overwatch will return in the OWL’s 2022 season, which will run in an early build of Overwatch 2. He also hinted at the possibility of “a few more” new faces.

“Our plan is that we will have all of those heroes, all 32 of those heroes, playable for the next season of Overwatch League,” Keller said. “And who knows, there might even be a few more.”

Although we don’t have any information on who these heroes are, the next season of the OWL running on an early build of Overwatch 2 provides an opportunity to glimpse a few of the new characters when the competition kicks off in April, as hinted by Keller.

In addition to Keller’s hints, the OWL grand finals halftime exhibition match showcased several returning heroes and led fans through the new Push map, Rome. This was also our first glimpse at professional gameplay involving the Sombra and Bastion reworks, announced earlier in the show. Keller noted that more reworks for existing heroes are on the horizon, though he didn’t give any further details.

Sojourn, revealed in full during BlizzConline 2019, is one of the new heroes in Overwatch 2, but it’s still unclear if she will be available during the next season of the Overwatch League. The Canadian hero will join the roster alongside a new Push map located in the snowy city of Toronto when Overwatch 2 releases, and she will bolster the ranks of damage-focused heroes armed with her railgun—the first of its kind in the franchise.

Although fans can get a taste of Overwatch 2 when the next season of the OWL kicks off in April, the sequel doesn’t have a set release date yet.

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Shanghai Dragons win the 2021 Overwatch League championship

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It may have taken a few years, but the Shanghai Dragons have finally soared to new heights. 

In a 4-0 sweep against the Atlanta Reign, the Dragons earned the 2021 Overwatch League championship and solidified an incredibly dominant season today. After winning two tournaments in a row earlier this year, the Shanghai Dragons arrived ready to claim the crown. 

The first map, Ilios, was a relatively even affair, with Atlanta running their signature rush style against Shanghai’s aggressive dive. While the Reign’s DPS fought valiantly, the Dragons set the pace on both rounds and took the map with a dominant win.

Atlanta next took us to Hanamura, one of the team’s most historically successful maps as far as playoffs were concerned. Reign completed the map and put up a solid fight, but Shanghai were up to their old tricks. Last year’s MVP Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun was back in pristine form on Pharah and repeatedly stopped the Reign’s attacks. Shanghai went up 2-0, but Atlanta certainly didn’t make it simple for them.  

The Reign unsurprisingly brought Shanghai to King’s Row next, a map that highly favored all of Atlanta’s best heroes. In the closest map of the series, Shanghai brought out what looked like a new composition to deal with the Reign’s rush. 

Dragons flex support Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul stunned on his signature Zenyatta while Grand Finals MVP Lee “LIP” Jae-won rotated through heroes and caused destruction on all of them. Atlanta’s pro sniper Kai Collins did his best on Hanzo to deal with the assaults, but Shanghai overtook his team in the end.  

On the final map, Havana, Atlanta pushed through some of Shanghai’s defenses to claim two points of the Escort map. Unfortunately for them, that effort wasn’t quite enough, and former MVP Fleta destroyed Atlanta’s defenses with one final Pulse Bomb to seal the deal. 

By winning the 2021 Grand Finals, the Shanghai Dragons also close up a key part of the organization’s past. In the inaugural Overwatch League season, the original Shanghai Dragons roster was the only team to go completely winless, racking up a 0-40 season record. Three years later, after a massive reconstruction and new fervor for the game, the team has now taken home the final championship from Overwatch’s original iteration with a 4-0 score. 

As this season’s champions, the Shanghai Dragons have won $1.5 million in prize money as well as the gleaming Overwatch League trophy. The Atlanta Reign will take home $750,000 as runners-up.

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