GeForce NOW News: Fortnite Rips Off Among Us, GFN Rewards, Release Highlights & 9 More Games

This week's GeForce NOW news brings us Fortnite's new game mode which rips off Among Us. GFN Rewards for Eternal Return players. Version 2.0.33 release highlights & nine more games including 4 day & date releases.




Fortnite Blatantly Rips Off Among Us


The new “Imposters” mode was released on August 17th and you can play in matches between four and ten players of Agents versus Imposters on a brand new map called - The Bridge. Agents win by completing minigame assignments to fill their progress bar or revealing all Impostors hiding among the team by calling discussions and voting out suspicious behaviour. While keeping their identity a secret, up to two Impostors will seek to eliminate enough Agents to overtake The Bridge. They can hide their status by completing assignments, which will benefit the progress of the Agent team and have sneaky sabotage abilities to create chaos.


I know what you’re all thinking, yes this is exactly what Among Us plays out like and yes Fortnite has ripped them off big time with this new game mode. To the point where I don’t even have any words to describe such shithousery.



GFN Rewards


This week the GeForce NOW rewards program is bringing us a custom skin and custom emote for Eternal Return. Here’s how to sign up for rewards if you haven’t already; head over to nvidia.com and sign in. Click the GeForce NOW tab along the top menu bar. Select Update Rewards Settings and make sure you have the check box filled out.




Version 2.0.33 112 Release Highlights


What’s new in version 2.0.33;


  • Windows and macOS app users should see a better streaming experience. The new release will help to reduce stutter while maintaining low latency for networks with high packet loss.


Some changes have been made for members who use the service via Chrome browsers;


  • First up are some tweaks that should result in less frequent resolution drops.

  • Next, they have worked some magic for members who have poor wifi connections which should have you streaming games without any significant pauses.


Fit and finish updates this time around include;


  • An exclusive badge for founders members

  • The microphone will automatically be disabled when the app is running in the background.

  • The app’s desktop icon has been updated on macOS to match the latest design guidelines.

  • App startup time has been reduced again.

  • Some minor improvements have been made to the client IME icons and keyboard lists.

Bug Fixes;

  • Fixed a problem that prevented you from resuming your game session if a critical app update was performed when you were streaming a game.

  • The end of game session tips no longer hide the in-game overlay statistics.

  • Chrome browser users will no longer receive a message to update the app when no update is available.

  • Using the in-game overlay and then pressing Tab will no longer cause you to lose focus to the game.



GFN Thursday Games


Yooka-Laylee is free to claim on the Epic Games Store today. This is a great open-world platformer from veterans of the genre, Playtonic. Beautiful vibrant worlds await, as does an unforgettable cast of characters and a whole host of collectables to be found.


Greak: Memories of Azur was a day & date release this week, August 17. A puzzle platformer with beautiful scenery that you can pick up from Steam for around £15. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion.


HUMANKIND is Amplitude Studios' brand new Historical Strategy game where YOU will re-write the entire narrative of humankind – a convergence of culture, history, and values that allows you to create a civilization that is as unique as you are. Released only 2 days ago, You can pick this up from either Steam or Epic this week but prior warning, there is an issue with Steam’s cloud saves. If you solely play on GFN, shouldn’t be a problem but if you switch between GFN and local then you won’t keep your progress until the issue has been resolved from Steam’s side.


RiMS Racing releases today, August 19, and is the first motorbike simulation that combines a realistic challenge with engineering and mechanics. You can ride the worlds most powerful motorbikes and optimise their performance with new parts and analysing data in real-time. This one is coming to Steam and Epic today with no price listed at the time of writing.


The brand new Recompile releases in a couple of hours so no price on it just yet. This atmospheric, Metroidvania hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. In the sprawling 3D world of a Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and an environmental logic-based hacking mechanic. You can pick this one up from either Steam or Epic on release.


The Architect: Paris comes from Epic Games this week and is in early access. You can turn the capital of France into a medieval-looking city or a futuristic one. Build business districts, create giant plaza’s and draw your own buildings with great accuracy never seen before in a video game of this calibre. You can pick this one up for around £15.


Arid arrives from Steam this week and is a free to play game. Recently released last month, you can discover the mysteries of the Atacama, explore abandoned mines, evade the scorching sun and survive the environment in this survival game created by students from Breda University.


Road 96 comes by way of Steam and the Epic Games Store this week. Released a few days ago, August 16th, this risky road trip will have you meet incredible characters, discover intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. Hitchhike your way to freedom in this crazy procedurally generated road trip where no 2 playthroughs are the same. Pick this one up for around £17.


Lastly this week we have Wargame: European Escalation. This is an intense and spectacular Real Time Strategy game, where realism and strategy are brought to the front lines.

With a phenomenal range of vehicles and units (over 350 different models), build your army and enter a huge military campaign across Europe of the ‘80s, as the Cold War is about to become World War 3. You can pick this up from Steam for only £7.99.


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