Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It’s time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. It’s kind of a quiet one this week, or at least it seems like one to me. I’ve found a bunch of big games that updated, naturally, but I can’t say I feel the PASSION for them. I have gathered them anyway because birds have to fly, fish have to swim, and Shaun has to write the Updates article. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let’s go for it!
Mortal Kombat, Free You want to know how low-energy I am about all this today? I’m giving out the coveted UMMSotW award immediately. Here it is. Mortal Kombat is it. This winning update features new fighter Fire God Liu Kang, and that’s pretty cool. He was actually the top request from the community, so it’s nice to see him make the hop over from Mortal Kombat 11‘s story mode. With him comes the new Edenian Tower and Equipment, plus new Brutalities for Rain and Kitana. You can unlock them by getting your hand on that Edenian Tower Equipment. There are also a few UI modifications and adjustments to the balance that will help make the game more enjoyable. See, it totally deserves the award.
Disney Magic Kingdoms, Free Luca. It’s a new movie, but I haven’t seen it yet. I’m getting my vaccines soon, and then I will go to movies again. Probably not Luca, mind you. Maybe Shang Chi, that looks dope. Anyway. I mention Luca because the movie is at the center of the latest update for Disney Magic Kingdoms. Luca, Giulia, Alberto, Ercole, and Machiavelli appear in this special limited-time event. You have to get Giulia’s fish delivery bike ready for the race of a lifetime. Seems like something that would take a day or two at least.
Crash of Cars, Free CoC, y’all. You know what I’m talking about: Crash of Cars. Yeah. This is a solid update for this fun multiplayer game. It includes the new Skygarden map where you battle in the clouds, which is generally not a place you see cars. To that end, there are new “cars", one of which is a hot air balloon. Dubious classification, friends. The insurance company is not going to like it. You can now play Capture the Flag in private matches, and there’s a new hidden car to find. Throw in some new quests to complete, and that’s the whole business.
Legends of Runeterra, Free Hey ho, it’s expansion time for Legends of Runeterra. This update brings in the Champion expansion with 23 new cards including two new champions, Viego and Akshan. It also includes the Sentinels of Light event, where you’ll have to decide between supporting the Ruined King or the Sentinels of Light. There are also seven new champion skins and a bunch of items to get your characters looking just right for the big event. Give it a go and see what kind of rewards you can pile up. Maybe some new hats or something. Does it have hats? It should.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Free Could these scrolls be any older? Ha ha, that’s like how Chandler Bing says things. That’s where I’m at right now, friends. Luckily we as a culture are seemingly never going to leave the 1980s and 1990s behind so I am relatively confident most readers will understand the reference. If you guessed that I’m trying to pad this out because the update notes are sparse: clever girl. Jurassic Park. You know. Okay so, new events going on. The Merchants’ Festival started a couple days ago, the new event quest A Darker Dungeon is available, and some new ultimate items are coming to the Sigil Shop. This update also plants seeds for a couple of other events and quests that haven’t started quite yet.
Magic: Puzzle Quest, Free Oh no, I wasted my filler text up above and now I’ve got a game where I need it even more. I’ve managed to stall for one sentence, and this second one is looking pretty good, but beyond that I think I’ll just have to get creative. The thing is, the one new feature added in this update is a pretty awesome one. You can play real-time PvP battles against other players! You can battle against your friends of your Coalition to see who has the best deck and knows how to use it. Aside from that admittedly excellent feature, this new version really only sports some bug fixes and optimizations. But we like those too, don’t we?
World of Tanks Blitz 3D War, Free If you are in the Northern Hemisphere like I am, then you know this to be true: it’s summer, friends. It’s some real, raw summer. Thinking of moving my workstation to a giant tub of ice cubes. World of Tanks isn’t having any trouble, though. It has a few big tournaments connected to the Summer Season, so get in there and start competing. There’s a weird new event called Kryptos where you need to crack some codes by winning battles. That’s how codes are cracked: with big cannons. There are two battles modes in the form of Gravity Force and Burning Games, and those both sound delightful. Some business about a U-Panzer tank as well? I’ll let you investigate that on your own.
Farmscapes, Free For our obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update, we are once again knock-knock-knocking on the Austinverse’s door. Just for a little variety, we’re looking at the farm-based spin-off. There’s a new cascade event called Smoothieland, and I like the sound of that quite a bit. The aim is to collect yellow and green pieces, a task which will earn you some fine rewards. Put some hustle into fixing up the vineyard and you can restore the Greenwood grape and peek in on a special date. The new puzzle elements in this version are Cheese Wheels and Bowls, both long staples of farming.
Agent Intercept, Let’s peek in on some Apple Arcade updates to finish things off. Agent Intercept has a beefy update to celebrate its version 4.0 release. You can now access Daily Crisis missions whenever you like, and they’ve got new objectives for you to test your skills with. There’s a new score attack mode where you have to rack up the points and try to top the leaderboards. In the presentation bucket, the game is now voiced! Wow, neat. Heroes and villains now speak in the missions, briefings, and any other opportunity. Just what I needed! Lucky! The campaign has been adjusted, with challenges moved to the score attack mode so that you can focus on the story. There are also some new settings and UI improvements to round things out.
The Survivalistsâ„¢, This looks like a good one to stop on for today. The Survivalists has some new stuff for you to enjoy, if you’re that-way inclined. You can now power up your player character using trinkets, four of which can be equipped at a time once you unlock the appropriate slots. There are more than forty of these trinkets, each with their own cool effects. Aside from that, there are four new TaskMasters loaded up with new challenges for you to complete. Some nice rewards are waiting for you as you progress through them. Five new pets have been added, some changes have been made to the cave system, a bestiary and some new collectibles have been implemented, and… well, there’s a whole lot more. Makes me wish I hadn’t given away that award to Mortal Kombat already, but there’s really no takesie-backsies when Scorpion is involved. Oh well.
That about wraps it up for last week’s significant updates. I’m sure I’ve missed some, though, so please feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think something should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely get their own news stories throughout this week, and I’ll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a great week!