Blue Beetle revealed

by Sacrilege on Apr 15 2014 6
The next champion coming to the Trials has been revealed, and it's one of our favorites: Blue Beetle!

Blue Beetle is a hybrid champion. He begins as a marksman, blasting enemies from afar, but can swap to Infiltrator Mode via his ultimate to change into a melee assassin with new abilities. Once Blue Beetle gains his ultimate, he can toggle between ranged marksman and melee assassin at will.

Jamie Reyes wandered into a fight between warring super-human gangs and, desperate to escape, stumbled across the object which they were fighting over: a strange blue scarab. The scarab bonded to Jamie and instantly covered his body with battle armor. Protected, he fled to safety.

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After his escape, Jamie was horrified to discover that while the armor wasn't permanent, his bond to the scarab was. Worse, he discovered the scarab could "speak" in his mind. It revealed to Jamie that it was called Khaji-da and it was a living tool of conquest created by the Reach, an alien empire bent on conquest. Designed to control its host's mind, Khaji-da intended for Jamie to be a tool of the Reach, paving the way for their invasion. However, the scarab was damaged, much to Jamie's luck, and he retained free will. Now he struggles as Blue Beetle, misunderstood teenager and hero.

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The King of Phantoms, Nightmare Superman has been released! Leech power from your foes to your allies, and seal your enemies in the Phantom Zone for a user uploaded image 795 or a user uploaded image 7,050.

Starting today, all champions (including Nightmare Superman!) are also free and available to play for one week, as part of celebrating PAX East, so this is a great chance to try out some new champions that you've been considering purchasing.

Furthermore, augments, modifiers, and stolen powers are all discounted by 50% during this time as well, making this a great time to fill out some new amplifier pages.
The patch notes for April 2nd's update have been released. This is mostly a minor update, with a focus on bug fixes, although new art textures and improved lighting are being added to Gotham Divided, enhancing the overall appearance and fidelity of the map.

General Changes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing champions to spawn back at base after death in a stuck state.
  • Matchmaking level restrictions will no longer apply to the Practice Mode queue. This should result in queue times for Practice Mode dropping significantly.
  • Fixed a bug where turrets and dampeners wouldn't switch their aggro from an elite drone to an enemy champion.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the /ignore command to not properly ignore Protectors.
  • Fixed a bug where users were unable to use UltimatePay as a payment option.
Champion Specific Changes

  • Aquaman: Fixed a bug that caused Aquaman to gain a stack of Rising Tide, even if his skill was interrupted.
  • Atomic Wonder Woman: Fixed a bug that was causing the damage from her Savage Sweep to be applied towards the direction of her movement, rather than your mouse cursor.
  • Catwoman & Aquaman: Fixed an issue where if these characters switched basic attack targets during their windup, their attack cooldown would be triggered without the character ever having used a basic attack.
  • Green Lantern: Changed the health restore he gains from kills from 20/50/80/110 to 5/15/25/35 + 4% of Bonus Will.
  • Mecha Superman: Fixed an issue where Mecha Superman could get stuck in a basic attack animation loop.
  • Poison Ivy: Fixed a bug that would cause her to get stuck in her dance emote.
  • Robin: Fixed an issue where Vault Kick could sometimes do it's Bo Master and non-Bo Master version in the same attack, resulting in unintentional knockbacks.
  • Star Sapphire: Using Violet Harvest and Crystal Bomb together as Manifest expires will no longer stop Violet Harvest from working for the rest of the match.
If you're heading to PAX East in a couple of weeks, here's what you need to know about all of the Infinite Crisis related fun stuff going on over the weekend!

If you're heading to PAX East, be sure to sign up on our Facebook IC PAX East event. Maybe it'll be a good way of putting together an amateur team!

Friday, April 11:
From 11am to 5pm, the first half of the nVidia PAX East Invitational Tournament begins.

Pro IC teams such as Complexity Gaming, Team Dignitas, VexX Gaming, and Kelevra Gaming teams Blight and Origin are competing for a $25,000 prize pool.

Team registration for the $5,000 Amateur Tournament takes place at the IC booth on Friday.

Saturday, April 12:
From 11am to 5pm, the Invitational Tournament continues.

At 1pm, a DC Cosplayers Unite event showcases a variety of awesome DC cosplays — all of whom score invites to the Turbine party later on!

Saturday night is the night of Turbine's party: Food, drink, music and prizes are in store. A limited number of tickets will be available from the Infinite Crisis booth (#636). Party admission is strictly 18+ and will include many well known people in the IC scene, including myself, Sacrilege from Dawnbase!

Sunday, April 13:
From 11am to 2:30pm, Pro Exhibition matches will showcase the best of IC play from pro players across multiple teams.

Afterwards, the Amateur Finals will take place, to see who walks away with a share of $5,000.

The full weekend will be broadcast live on the Infinite Crisis Twitch stream, so you can still keep up with what's going on if you're not attending PAX. See who you can catch a glimpse of!
The next champion coming to the Trials has been revealed: Nightmare Superman!

This power controller dominates the field by leeching power from his enemies and aiding his allies with shields and power armor, being able to slow and displace enemies, and having a suppression ultimate to lock down a target for the kill.

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The next champion to be released is:
Blue Beetle (April 30th)

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I like the build quite a bit. I rarely go negative with this guide thanks!
on LXIII's Gotham Heights Joker Guide A.K.A. OWN bot lane

It may have just been one of the early guides and gained a lot of positive rep then. I'm sure if you look around you'll find more comprehensive guides to your liking.
on Leaguer's Gotham Heights Flash Guide

And just so you know, NMS e is really bad when it comes to harassing due to the really long cooldown and relatively short range
on Defensive Guide to Nightmare Superman

the thing that i don't understand is, you said you wanna play him as support, but how does that have to do with playing passive?
on Defensive Guide to Nightmare Superman

Just why?  This guide is completely messed up and has such a high score, though. Pretty unfair.
on Leaguer's Gotham Heights Flash Guide

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