It’s now Friday, which means it’s finally time for your Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week round-up. This is where we compile all of the big video game fails that happened over the last seven days, and give them the spotlight that they deserve (but probably don’t want). If you find yourself wanting more content like this, be sure to visit Mandatory.com. But now, let’s crack on with those fails!
Anthem‘s post-launch content roadmap has been updated with delays of additional features like the Cataclysm event, Mastery System, Guilds, Weekly Stronghold Challenge, Leaderboards, and more.
Both Fortnite and PUBG have been banned in Iraq due to the game’s “negative effects caused by some electronic games on the health, culture, and security of Iraqi society, including societal and moral threats to children and youth.”
Analysts at Seeking Alpha claim that Apex Legends is “wildly overvalued.” Compared to Fortnite, which got more and more popular over time, Apex Legends’ popularity has fallen considerably.
Team Liquid’s Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma had a crab thrown at him at the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament of the Pound 2019 event in Maryland. The spectator who threw the crab was found and ejected from the venue.
A report from Polygon stated that Epic Games employees working on Fortnite were experiencing harsh working conditions, with “executives” pushing developers to continually work on the game for as long as possible. One ex-dev claimed that they were working “at least 12-hour days, seven days a week, for at least four or five months.”
During the first week of the Fortnite World Cup, Epic Games caught 1,211 cheaters. Of these cheaters, 206 had managed to win monetary prizes.