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Warzone solos, Stellaris diplomacy, and more of the week’s big patches

This week, Call Of Duty: Warzone added solos mode, Stellaris overhauled diplomacy alongside its Federations expansion, Overwatch’s next character hit the test servers, and Teamfight Tactics launched a mobile version with PC crossplay. Read on for more of the week’s PC gaming patches in The Weekly Updates Update.

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been knocked off Steam

Mortal Kombat has suffered a Fatality. At the behest of publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been quietly removed from Steam. With no public statement to on, rumour has it that the 2011 beat ’em up’s removal might have something to do with rights regarding a certain sharp-fingered 80s dream demon.

Dauntless introduces a fiery new behemoth and a new hunt pass

If you’re tired of chilly weather, Dauntless is ready to warm things up. The free Scorched Earth update has arrived, and with it comes the hunt for the game’s biggest-ever behemoth. The update also brings with it a new hunt pass to complete, with brand new legendary weapons to craft if you’re up to the challenge.

Doom Eternal’s Steam player count more than doubles Doom 2016

The world is clearly ready to rip and tear this weekend, as the Doom Eternal release date has arrived and players are pouring in en masse. The Doom Eternal player count on Steam has already completely eclipsed that of Doom 2016 on launch day, and we likely haven’t even seen the peak just yet.

Steam now shows when a reviewer has refunded a game

Steam reviews are everything at all times – great, awful, funny, and completely serious. It can be difficult to parse where any given reviewer is coming from, but Valve has just made it a bit easier. You can now see when a user who’s reviewed a game has also refunded that title, which should give you a bit more insight into whether that review is worth paying attention to.

Free games: fight the quarantine blues with Tomb Raider, Child of Light, and more

As the world fights back against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we’re all spending extended periods of time indoors, and several videogames retailers are offering some great freebies to help fight cabin fever. This month, you’ll be able to add Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Drawful 2, and more to your games library without spending a cent.

Animal Crossing’s Isabelle joins the Slayer in this Doom 2 mod

One of the more charming storylines in videogaming over the past few months has been the unlikely pairing of the Doom Slayer and Isabelle, the wholesome and helpful Shih Tzu of Animal Crossing fame. Both Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched at the same time this past week, and the odd confluence wound up inspiring a ton of surprisingly heartwarming fan art of the Slayer and Isabelle as dear friends. Now, a modder has brought Isabelle to life as a helpful companion in Doom II.

Artifact is now officially ‘under construction’

Valve boss Gabe Newell confirmed in a recent interview that an extensive rework of the company’s failed CCG Artifact is in the works, and now the official site for Artifact has been updated to reflect the coming changes. A new blog post titled ‘Under Construction’ says more news on what Valve is internally calling ‘Artifact 2’ is coming ‘soon.’