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2020 may not have been the year of pranks, but 2021’s April Fools’ Day is back in full force with many game forks. Here you will find a collection of the best April Fools’ Day pranks from the internet.
Did you find one you like? Remember to share in the comments below!
Control on the original PlayStation
Remedy takes us back to 1996 with a fun gameplay teaser of Control in PS1 style. You can check out the video here. Remedy released the video with the following message:
“As of today, you can play Control exclusively on the first PlayStation system. Here’s a short clip, thanks to our most important game designer, Tommi Saalasti, the driving force behind this port. Hope you enjoy it!”
Valorant: Agents of Romance
The official Valorant Twitter account revealed a new visual novel for romance called Valorant: Agents of Romance. It’s unclear if this is really a joke or a real game going on, but we hope it’s real!
Take a look at the Agents of Romance screenshots from the official Valorant account in the slideshow below.
Valorant: Agents of Romance
Given that the supposed news is not on the official Valorant website or other Riot websites, we call this to be a rumor.
Valorant Patch Notes 33 1/3: The Final Patch
A visual novel for romance was not the only thing Riot shared for April Fools’ Day. It also revealed a number of interesting note notes. Here are some of the highlights:
- Cypher is now being replaced by a Spycam
- “If Spycam inadvertently wants to use guns, we thought, might as well go all the way.“
- Melee weapons replaced with toothpicks to better represent their hit box
You can read the rest of the 33 1/3 note notes here.
Experimental update of overwatch
But what if Mei was a tank? Blizzard released an interesting set of experimental patch notes on the Overwatch website like you can read here. Here is an example of a change with some interested developer comments:
“Development Comment: The enemy team will often disrespectfully ignore pilot D.Va. It will now be harder to survive a mech being dropped on you. “
- Now treat 600 damage to enemies by impact
- Ultimate cost reduced by 30%
Bidoof takes over Pokemon
Pikachu has been replaced by Bidoof on The Pokemon Company social media. Not only that, but there are many Bidoof gifs, images, marketing emails with a picture of Bidoof, and even a fan camera.
You can watch the Bidoof fan camera video on Pokemon’s YouTube channel.
World of Warcraft Patch 22.214.171.124.5
The World of Warcraft team usually shows up with a sort of April Fools’ joke, and this year they chose to post patch notes filled with references to memes and other media.
Here are a few new things that “come” to World of Warcraft with the update 126.96.36.199.5. Emphasis on quotation marks.
- New Raid: The Winter Queen’s Gambit
- New Dungeon: A Fungus
- New profession: Sea Shanty Song Singing
- New profession: Wand Vision
You can read the entire note notes here.