April Fools 2019: Here are this 12 months’s finest gaming gags

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April Fools

It’s now formally summer season within the UK, which implies all the inhabitants of Britain will probably be cramming itself into each park, seashore, and public house it will probably discover for the subsequent six months, till the darkness comes to assert us as soon as once more. More importantly nonetheless, right this moment is April Fools, which implies, as regular, that issues are getting foolish.

It’s fairly early within the day, however there are already loads of gags popping up all throughout the trade. You can take a look at a full rundown of every little thing we’ve noticed up to now additional down this text, however there are already UFOs exhibiting up in War Thunder, a dating-app themed new addition to World of Warcraft, and a very stunning Rayman-related cameo.

Of course, that is solely a small slice of the silliness you’re more likely to uncover over the course of the day, but it surely’s a good place to begin should you’re making an attempt to make sure you don’t fall for something too ridiculous. But with out additional ado, let’s see what’s popped up up to now right this moment.


War Thunder has thrown off its earthly shackles due to Earth Thunder, an extraterrestrial tackle its conventional warfare games. The new occasion replaces War Thunder’s arsenal of tanks and planes with the Universal Fighting Orbiter, which reaches high speeds of 800kmh, and works within the air, on the bottom, and even below water.

Looking for Group

If you’ve been struggling to spherical out your newest raid group, Blizzard has the reply. World of Warcraft’s companion app now comes with Findr, which offers you three seconds to look over a participant’s gear and achievements earlier than forcing you to swipe proper to ship a celebration invitation, or left to brutally dismiss them (and their hopes of taking down Mythic Jaina).

In a DayZ

Bohemia Interactive is proud to announce its new theme park. Located within the north of the sunny Czech Republic, Bohemia Sandbox will function zones impressed by among the firm’s largest games. That’ll embrace DayZ World, during which guests can journey on a five-hour rollercoaster and revel in some post-apocalyptic food and drinks, and Arma Verse, which Bohemia describes as “the world’s largest live action role-playing event.” Sure, you’ll be capable of check out the odd army simulation, however extra importantly there’ll be loads of farm labour and mine work to maintain you busy.

Going Freelance

After a shaky begin from BioWare’s newest outing, the mod crew behind the game’s official subreddit seems to have minimize its losses and sided with one other in style loot-shooter. Today, the Anthem subreddit is an homage to Ubisoft – Javelins make means for mercenaries, and the game’s Alien world is changed with Washington D.C. in a nod to The Division 2.

Cats VS Dogs

Riot retains up its April Fools custom with some foolish, however deeply cute, cosmetics in patch 9.6. Corki takes to the sky on the again of a Corgi, whereas the usually ferocious Yorick and Rengar each present as much as battle in some fetching cat onesies. If that wasn’t sufficient, there are additionally some fairly bogus in-game suggestions doing the rounds, which I wouldn’t take too severely if I had been you.


The Raving Rabbids have already proven up in some bizarre spots. There was that XCOM-style Mario game, for one factor, and their transient cameo in Rainbow Six Siege, however right this moment solely, Rayman’s best foe has turned up in For Honor.

Too many launchers?

Battle.internet, Steam, Uplay, Origin, Epic Games retailer. The variety of launchers you want on any given PC is rising at a seemingly exponential fee. Thankfully, Corsair has an answer – a launcher designed that can assist you handle all these different game launchers you must fear about.

Of course, it’s nonetheless early within the day, so there’s loads of time for extra nonsense later this afternoon. Just keep in mind, should you see one thing right this moment that appears simply that little bit too ridiculous to be true, it most likely is.