‘s spooky seasonal event Diretide has been absent for quite a few years, a fact that the trailer for this year does not gloss over. You may have thought that the haunted forest would stay dormant forever but oh no, tricks and treats are back for 2020. This year’s event brings back a taffy-collecting game mode and a whole barrel full of rewards. You’ll have plenty of time to jump in because it’s on now and running for nearly two months.
Rejoice, Dota 2 fans, beloved Halloween event Diretide is back for the first time since 2013. The spooky game mode itself has changed substantially, so even if you do remember how to play Diretide from back in the day, you'll find quite a different challenge awaiting you - although it still involves Roshan gobbling up all the candy he can get his big ol' claws on.
There aren't any Greevil Eggs to obtain this time around, and you won't be facing off against Roshan at the end, but many of the mechanics still remain - including taffy reducing your maximum health for every piece you hold; hoarders beware. There's plenty of loot to be had; earning Diretide Points nets you one of 75 spooky rewards, and Hallowed Chests of the Diretide will drop as a reward for playing. Just like in 2013, you'll need to purchase keys to open these chests, but there's a 'Trade Up' system in place so you can turn ten items of the same tier into a random item of a higher tier.
So whether you're a first-time Diretider, or a candy-hoarding veteran - if you've come a-knocking in search of a Dota 2 Diretide guide, you're in the right place. Here's everything you need to know about how to play Diretide, and how to get all the goodies from the seasonal event - which will last until December 22.
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Fashionistas of The Last City, you may breath a sigh of relief and begin clearing out your wardrobe: Bungie have confirmed that Destiny 2‘s upcoming transmogrification won’t require us to hold the original item. The workings of the transmog system are still largely unknown but game director Luke Smith did say last night that yes, if we want to duplicate a garment’s look and apply it to another, it is enough to have the original in our Collections. I’ve been saving every swish item for months, my Vault now overflowed into my inbox, and am so very glad to hear this.
For the last seven years, Dota 2's Diretide has been a meme. The Halloween mode first made an appearance in Valve's MOBA in 2012, and, despite a fleeting appearance the following year, it's never made return - until now.
That's right, after years of begging Valve to do the right thing, the mode is back just in time for the spookiest day of the year - Halloween. Now though, it's a best-of-five showdown in which you're challenged to fill up your trick or treat buckets by stealing sweets from the enemy team, all while avoiding the hungry, angry beast that is Roshan.
Over the course of the Diretide season, which runs until December 22, players will be able to rack up Diretide points by playing the mode and regular ranked Dota 2 matches. Rewards will be granted to players every time they hit 100 points.
Dota 2 used to have a Halloween event. Diretide originally took place in 2012, and returned in 2013 - but only after a community outcry forced Valve to bring the event back. It's been a meme ever since, but now, here we are, seven years later, and Diretide has once again returned to Dota 2, just (barely) in time for Valve's MOBA to join the ranks of Halloween games.
The main event is the new version of the Diretide game mode. It's a best-of-five brawl which challenges you to collect and steal candy from enemies while fighting off Roshan, and it'll be available until December 22 - so you'll be able to keep the spooky times rolling well into the Christmas season.
Playing both Diretide and regular Dota during the event will get you Diretide points, and every 100 points will get one of over 75 unique items - you can see all the unlockables for yourself over on the official site.
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Spooky season is rumbling on in Los Santos, and GTA Online's weekly update is keeping things ticking along this week. We got the Halloween update seven days ago, but that doesn't mean the content is drying up.
Players have been poking around for the new content and posting their findings on Twitter and Reddit. One of the standout additions this week is a new, alien-themed Business Battle. You can only do this at night, though, because things are notably less spooky during the day, obviously. If you've been out the loop, Business Battles are free mode events that involve players trying to nab cargo for their warehouses. They arrived as part of the After Hours update before being expanded upon in the Los Santos Summer Special update.
You'll also find double the rewards on Business Battles in general alongside alien Survivals and Halloween modes. There's plenty of content still in play from last week, too, such as Peyote Plants and general Halloween-themed goodies. So you can still go out and have some trippy fun. The GTA 5 podium vehicle has also swapped around, as it does, and is now the Fränken Stange.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to be one of the biggest game releases this year - to put it mildly - and when it does finally emerge from development, it's likely to absorb the attention of consumers and media alike. So in response to the latest delay announced this week, it seems other developers are again scrambling to get out of Cyberpunk's way, with Path of Exile moving an entire expansion to make way for the futuristic juggernaut.
Path of Exile's 3.13 end-game expansion was originally scheduled to release on 11th December, meaning it would have popped up the day after Cyberpunk 2077's new release date. While developer Grinding Gear Games anticipates it will still be able to hit the planned date with a "high quality expansion" and the game's development schedule has not been affected, the delay to Cyberpunk 2077 means the expansion's release will now be moved to early next year.
"We do not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games, so we have decided to step out of the way and delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January," the blog post explained. "During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.
Fans apparently want the charming little sketches of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive characters that are on the official CS:GO Twitter account's banner, as officially supported stickers in CS:GO capsules.
First spotted on Reddit in a post by the creator Hoxton_Workshop, the distinctive artwork, created by HH110011HH, has been proudly displayed at the top of CS:GO's Twitter page for quite some time now. While the artist describes them as "poorly drawn", fans clearly think they're charming. Characters included in the collection are the Terrorist, FBI, Ido, IDF, Guerilla, Arctic Avenger, Elite, SAS, Leet Crew, and a man-sized chicken.
There were initial concerns from the responses on Reddit that the original artist wasn't involved in the project, but both Hoxton_Workshop and HH110011HH have confirmed their collaboration on the project. The rest of the responses have been of universal praise, with a number of commenters impressed with the holographic sticker shown off in the post. On their Steam Workshop page, there's a full suite of "poorly drawn" CS:GO characters in capsule form, said to be available in both foil and holographic variants.
Fine free-to-play action-RPG Path Of Exile had been due to launch its latest expansion on December 11th, but then CD Projekt Red delayed Cyberpunk 2077’s launch by three weeks to December 10th. Recognising that yeah, lots of folks are going to be playing Cyberpunk instead, Exile devs Grinding Gear Games have delayed the 3.13 expansion into January. Sage.
Supergiant’s rougelike smash hit Hades has taken the world by storm since coming out of early access in September. Unlike a lot of games, fans seem to be in total agreement on all of the game’s main talking points. For example, we all agree that Meg is hot. We also all agree that Zagreus is hot. That Eurydice is hot. That pretty much everyone is hot. Most also agree that, hot or not, Theseus is the worst.
They are all wrong: Theseus is actually the best.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to December 10. The Path of Exile 3.13 release date was due to land on December 11. The developers at Grinding Gear Games are confident that the studio will have the new expansion finished in time to make that original date, but they're pushing 3.13 into January so that you can play CD Projekt's latest instead.
"Our new development methodology gives us confidence that we'd be able to hit this [December 11] date with a high quality expansion," the devs say in the announcement. "Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10. We do not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games, so we have decided to step out of the way and delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January."
The devs "still expect to finish 3.13 by early/mid-December. The scope of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion." The studio's internal development schedule is not changing in 2021, but the release cadence is likely to shift as a result of the push.
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It's been in the works for quite some time, but G2 has finally confirmed the signing of Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač to its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.
The Bosnian has been in discussions with G2 since the summer and leaves FaZe Clan after more than three years of service. In a TwitLonger, NiKo says that he leaves FaZe with "tears in my eyes" but also expresses his regret at not winning a major during his time with the team. "It sucks that we couldn't bring a major trophy to such a legendary organization, but no one regrets it and is hurt more than me," he writes. Following confirmation of NiKo's departure, FaZe also revealed that coach Janko 'yNk' Paunović would also be leaving.
NiKo joins his cousin, Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač, on the G2 roster, and his announcement video shows huNter welcoming his relative to the organisation by saying: "Let's take one selfie and let's fuck them all."
Just what are 4X games? At its core this type of experience allows the player to do four things; eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate, and eXplore. 4X games can end up giving players an incredible story as they make the long journey towards the finish line. Many even relish the turn-based focus as it allows players to think before each move, and yet still allow control over vast empires and globe-spanning endeavours.
As a term it was originally coined by guide writer Alan Emrich as far back as 1993, but the concept of guiding a nation, space fleet, or strange fantasy species across generations through diplomacy, war, and technological progress has already proven to have endless appeal.
We've compiled a list of some essential 4X strategy games that you should consider adding to your game library. We're skewing more towards modern titles, as we don't think yet another list touting MOO2 as the grand 4X daddy does the gaming community any real service. While these games have helped shape the genre there are plenty of new entries that are trying to leave their own mark and we believe they deserve the attention more than the old legacies.
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Survival games have exploded over the past few years. The Steam charts are filled with all kinds of examples, including classic survival horror games and new hardcore survival sims. To help any bewildered adventurers, we've gathered together the best survival games to help you pick and choose which emergent stories and unexpected adventures to undertake.
There are a great many excellent survival titles out there, a huge percentage of which are unfinished Early Access projects - though there are also plenty of cheap-and-nasty cash-ins. Our guide will help you seek out only the best ones, like a survivor scanning abandoned cupboards for beans.
If you've got the grit to outlast the likes of the terrifying The Long Dark or the underwater wonder of Subnautica, our picks will help steer you towards the (not so) safe pastures of the best survival games on PC. Whether you like surviving the horrors of war or you're into the new breed of hunger and disease management games, get ready to endure agony and plenty of pain in these scintillating survival adventures.
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The man who killed our pal Cayde-6 will return to Destiny 2 with Season Of The Hunt, Bungie revealed today. Well, the Guardian reanimated from the corpse of the man who killed Cayde will. It’s complicated. Spacemagic. With the Beyond Light expansion now two weeks away, Bungie today released a new video documentary gabbing about its development and laying out more of their plans for MMOFPS’s next year of content. Look, I’m setting myself up for ridicule after years of Destiny casually setting plot big threads aside to chase distractions but: it sounds like it’s all leading somewhere.
Tournament organiser BLAST has introduced new rules aimed at Counter-Strike coaches to uphold competitive integrity in the wake of the spectator bug scandal. BLAST's esports operations manager, Robert Mulgan, tweeted out two new rules that will come into force for online matches.
All coaches must now stream their POV into a dedicated Discord channel provided by the tournament organisers. Coaches must also have MOss, an anti-cheat software, running in the background to secure screenshots and record logs during live games. Mulgan agrees the system isn't perfect, but it is a significant step forward to prevent cheating.
The Esports Integrity Comission (ESIC), which is investigating historic abuse of the spectator bug, revealed in its first report last month that 37 coaches had been found exploiting it. While that specific bug has been patched by Valve, other variations of it could still be out there.
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound, Godzilla is coming to Fall Guys! Helpless Fall Guys on subway trains scream, bug-eyed, as he looks in on them! He picks up a car and he throws it back down as he wades through the guys to grab the crown!
Oh, no, they say he's got to go - Godzilla's in Fall Guys! (Next wee-ee-eek.) Oh, no, they say he's got to go - Godzilla's in Fall Guys! (Next wee-ee-eek.) Oh, no, they say he's got to go - Godzilla's in Fall Guys! (Next wee-ee-eek.) Oh, no, they say he's got to go - Godzilla's in Fall Guys! (Next wee-ee-eek.) Godzilla! (shouting in Japanese)
History shows again and again how Fall Guys points out the folly of man - Godzilla! History shows again and again how Fall Guys points out the folly of man - Godzilla! History shows again and again how Fall Guys points out the folly of man - Godzilla! History shows again and again how Fall Guys points out the folly of man - Godzilla!
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3rd November is Godzilla's birthday, if you were not aware, and the date of an annual festival held in Japan to celebrate. Last year, 20,000 of Godzilla's fans turned up, though in 2020 his party will be a virtual one, held online.
With the Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5 consoles dropping in less than a month, Ubisoft has pulled ahead of the pack by releasing a post with every feature and enhancement you can expect playing its new and existing games on a next-gen console.
All of Ubisoft's upcoming games will also be releasing to the current generation of consoles, and it's great to see upgrades from this gen to the next will be free for all of the titles listed below. However, if you purchased a physical copy of the game, you'll need a next-gen console with a disc drive in order to get the upgrade.
Ubisoft has provided next-gen details for eight games in total, but we have compiled the information for the most popular titles. You can find full details on the enhancements for titles such as Just Dance 2021 and Riders Republic in Ubisoft's official post right here.
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Like many of the other best PC games out there, Rust is getting its own festival of all things spooky this year. The Rust Halloween update has landed and, with it, a limited-time game mode, creepy NPCs to flee, and other goodies.
The Rust Halloween event is live to dive into from now until November 5, developer Facepunch Studios announces in a press release, and it sees the return of the survival game's Trick or Treat LTM. Popping up approximately "every two in-game days", the event sets off a candy hunt. You'll get a mere three minutes to run around, scooping up as many sweets as you can, with the top three scoring players given some special loot bags as prizes. What's inside can vary across different types of loot - that is, you could discover some scrap, an M249, or anything in between.
The update also adds some extra items you might find handy in your hunt, such as a pumpkin bucket that lets you instantly grab candies and a scarecrow wrap that'll give you an edge in spotting the treats "via candy vision").
‘s Halloween event kicks off today, trapping you in a nightmare where everyone has turned into a respawning puppet. I do not like it one bit. The event is called Sugar Fright, and it plonks players straight into Frost’s fever dream where everything is made of sweets and all your friends look like horrible Muppet Show rejects.
If you've played Among Us, you'll know there's an art to being the imposter. You have to skulk around, pretending to do tasks, all the while stalking your fellow crewmates. Well, you can do that inside Dota 2 now, thanks to an Among Us-inspired Arcade mode.
The custom mode, which was created by two Russian YouTubers, pits ten players up against each other. Just like the InnerSloth game, eight will be innocent crew members who need to complete tasks to survive and two will be imposters. The imposters can kill innocent heroes once every 30 seconds and sabotage a part of the map up to four times.
There is a difference to the main game though - imposters can use their special ability to get the upper hand over their enemies. The Monkey King, for example, can hide in plain sight to kill unsuspecting crew mates, and Rubick can steal the ability of a killed player.
Co-operative haunted house sim Phasmophobia is still reeling in sales, and staving off some major competition in the process. The horror game is atop the Steam top-sellers list for the second week in a row, outdoing Baldur's Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and others on Valve's store.
A little over a month from first release, the immensely popular ghost game shows little sign of slowing down. Two weeks ago, the co-op game broke into the top five most-played games on Steam, with over 85,000 players at once. Now, it's held onto the number one spot as Steam's top-selling game for two weeks, holding steady against competition from The Outer Worlds, which just came out on Steam, Grand Theft Auto V, and Among Us, which has become firmly embedded in third place.
For many games, that wouldn't be so notable, but Phasmophobia was made by one person, and the fact developer Kinetic Games is bringing in more revenue - the measurement for the Steam top-sellers - than some of the largest, most respected studios in the industry is quite remarkable. What's more, between it and Among Us, you have four developers between two of the top three. It's nice to see small teams getting a look in among the juggernauts of the medium.
Missing your chance to plan a Halloween party this year? Sad about not getting to strategize the perfect candy collection route around your neighbourhood? Put your worries to (eternal) rest, because Paradox is running a spooky sale that's offering major discounts on some of its biggest grand strategy games, and more.
The Paradox Halloween Sale runs until November 2 at 11:00 EST / 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET, and it covers a whole bagful of Paradox games, DLC, and expansion content. You can get Cities: Skylines for 80% off ($6.00 USD), Surviving Mars for 66% off ($4.99), and BattleTech for 75% off ($10.00), and that's not even getting into Paradox Development Studio's stable of grand strategy games.
If those are more what you're looking for, you're in luck: Stellaris, Hearts of Iron IV, Europa Universalis IV, are all marked down 75% ($10.00), as is Victoria II ($5.00). There's no sale running on the recently released Crusader Kings III, which is pretty understandable, but you can play that on Xbox Game Pass if you're a subscriber - and you probably should, according to our Crusader Kings III review.
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The latest Rainbow Six Siege Halloween event, Sugar Fright, begins tomorrow and lasts until November 10. Frost's strange dreams have replaced ten Operators with puppet versions of their models, turning the game into a horrifying episode of The Muppets. The event introduces a new mode, 32 Halloween-themed items, and new challenges which have Sugar Fright packs as rewards.
The new PVP mode, Sugar Hunt, is basically Call of Duty's Kill Confirmed. Players must collect sweets by killing their opponents over the course of a round which lasts about ten minutes. You can block the enemy team from collecting all 50 sweets by picking up your team mate's dogta- I mean, sweets. Once a player dies, they immediately respawn back into the action. Sweet Hunt is available in both ranked and unranked playlists, though leaving at any time will punish players.
Logging into Rainbow Six Siege during the event will reward you with a Sugar Fright pack, giving you the chance of picking up some of the new items.
A Dota 2 team has been suspended from Beyond The Summit's DOTA Summit Online 13 after it tweeted a "derogatory message" about its South American opponents.
North American team Plasma1337x, which at the time was 0-0-3 at Summit 13, was scheduled to play beastcoast in the final fixture of October 25. However, organisers BTS awarded beastcoast the win and suspended Plasma1337x from playing the best-of-three series after it was made aware of an inflammatory tweet by the team. While it has now been deleted, Gosu Gamers reports via a screenshot that it says: "We play vs beastcoast today in Beyond The Summit summit 13 with beastcoast using cheap South American labour against us."
BTS described the tweet as "derogatory" and "harmful to both our event and the Dota community." Since getting its suspension, Plasma1337x's account has now deleted all past tweets. Gosu Gamers also reports that the organisation declared it would stop operating in esports entirely before it disappeared from social media.
Enjoying gaming's latest ghost game phenomenon, Phasmophobia? We can all agree that ghost games are better played together, right? That way, you can work together with your pals online and if things go south, sacrifice them and run away to safety. However, Phasmophobia isn't just a ghost game, it's also a detective game and a survival game, so it begs the question - are there other games like Phasmophobia?
There's a lot to love in this new entry into horror games, whether that's the online co-op, the old-school investigative work, or the increasingly angry ghosts who don't want messing with their haunt. So, we've put together a mishmashed list of ghost games and games like Phasmophobia, that have either all or at least a few of Phasmophobia's key ingredients.
If you enjoy piecing together clues while evading evil spirits, surviving with your team, and straightening your deerstalker as you hunt for clues and deduce hidden messages, then you've come to the right place. Here are the best games like Phasmophobia on PC
PUBG is getting a new "Framerate Priority" mode that pushes the battle royale to 60fps with 1920 x 1080 resolution on some consoles.
Framerate Priority is added to PUBG alongside the October 9.1 update, which is due out on consoles on 29th October. This only applies to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of the game, not base consoles.
Framerate Priority will also be available when PUBG is played on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the developers said. "After rigorous testing, we're pleased to say that the game performance is extremely smooth and stable, with faster loading and little to no frame drops thanks to the power of next-gen," the developers said in a blog post.
The game that really helped kick start the battle royale genre is coming to next-gen consoles. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be available on the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series Xx and Xbox Series S from day one, according to PUBG Corp.
The game, which first hit Steam in early access in March 2017, will be available to download on the new consoles next month. But while players will be able to snake their way through wheat fields and hop, jump, and skip their way around Paramo's melting terrain, it won't come with too many graphical improvements.
That's because the Xbox Series X game will leverage the Xbox One X game build, and the Xbox Series S game will leverage the Xbox One S build. This means that the game will run at 60 FPS on the Series X and 30 FPS on the Series S. The PS5 game will also use the PS4 Pro build, which apparently runs up to 60 FPS.
The roguelike is just as varied and increasingly approachable a genre as any other. Its popularity has erupted over the last decade, to the point where a new, promising, and often hard-as-nails roguelike game now seems to land every other week. To help you work out which are the crème de la crop, we've put together this here list of the best roguelike games on PC.
The finest roguelikes retain their popularity for years after release, so you should expect to see a healthy mix of classics and newcomers among our picks. And while roguelike games are renowned for their hardcore nature, we continue to see developers attempt to open the genre up to new players and create novel hybrids, like strategy roguelikes, shooter roguelikes, and card battler roguelikes.
Plus, know that we're not going to split hairs here over what's a roguelike and what's a roguelite - we just want to share some of our all-time favourites with you lot, our lovely readers. So, without further delay, here are the best roguelike games on PC.
Happy Halloween! RGL.gg is hosting a Halloween charity event! It's time to get your gargoyles goin’! From Friday, October 30th, to Saturday, October 31st, join them on twitch.tv/RGLgg for some ghostly shenanigans, featuring Halloween-themed invite show matches, spooky community pubs, pumpkin carving, highlights from their current season, a costume contest and much more TF2 and non-TF2 related events!
All of this is to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action non-profit with a 100/100 Encompass Rating™. Their goal is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species! In turn for your donation, RGL.gg has some rewards, such as community giveaways, custom logos, and the ability to torture their producer, DolphiN! It's rumored that Sigafoo might also make a special announcement…
If you're new to RGL.gg or haven’t heard of them, they're in week 4 out of 8 before their playoffs begin. No worries, though! There will be more TF2 as they're already preparing their next season, which is set to begin late 2020 and continue into 2021 with some special game modes and announcements coming after the current season ends.
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Among Us has been plagued by hacks of late, bots that spam the chat with right-wing propaganda, and despawning that breaks the game. Developer InnerSloth is working on solutions for the social deduction game, but the fixes are taking time.
The hacks began earlier this week, when players started seeing the in-game chat fill up with messages of "Trump 2020", and links with the threat of hacking your device if you don't click-through. The bots responsible have infected a huge amount of rounds of the multiplayer game, leading to a lot of pressure on the developers, a team of three, to try and sort out a hotfix. Solutions are happening, with two waves of fixes having been released thus far.
"Alright, wave two of anti-hacks are going out. Wave one did fix impersonation, this is why the prominent hack now is just chat spam and mass despawn," one of the devs tweeted. "Wave two should fix both of these. We'll see where we need to go from there." The replies are a steady mix of those who're now playing bot-free, and many that aren't, so it's clear the studio still has a climb ahead of it.
Last weekend, Among Us was experiencing the highest of highs, with hundreds of thousands of eyes watching US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face off against both streamers and a fellow politician in the spacey stab ’em up. Unfortunately for developers Innersloth, however, it didn’t take long for that high to come crashing down. This week saw a seemingly massive spam attack strike Among Us’ servers, locking up matches with threatening messages in what appears to be a far unfriendlier form of political activism.
The ruleset for this makeshift survival game has been compiled by a small band of players who set up a convenient Twitter account, to explain the rules and share games for people the join. The major changes are thus: the impostor is known, and rounds take place in the dark.
At the start of a game, the impostor announces themselves, either over voice chat or in-game through an emergency meeting, and once the vote has been skipped, they start counting for anything between 10 and 30 seconds (or however long you'd like). Once everyone's hidden, the impostor sabotages the lights, and starts finding and killing people. Nobody reports bodies or fixes the lights, and crewmates try to complete tasks as normal. Rounds end when either all tasks are finished, in which case the crew wins, or there's only one crewmate left, and the impostor reigns victorious.