April Fools’ Day 2019 has begun early in Guild Wars 2, Champions Online, and more

    
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Happy April Fools’ Day! Oh, wait, that’s not how it works? And it’s not actually April Fools’ Day yet? Well, tell that to Gaijin and Wargaming and PWE and ArenaNet, as all of these companies have launched April Fools’ Day events today.

Guild Wars 2’s, of course, is Super Adventure Box, which went live earlier today and will occupy my older child for the next few weeks. (I think I have all the skins I want and both of the boomboxes, so we’ll see if there’s anything I need to farm for!)

Space Games come to World of Warships; players will be taking their sci-fi boats out for multiple game modes, including Space Assault, Rings of Saturn, Binary Star, and Torpedo Beat. Honestly, this doesn’t even seem funny; it’s just awesome. I kind of want to play this for real.

Crossout’s dropped a “Dude, Where’d You Get The Car?” mode.

“At the start of the Brawl, each participant will be randomly assigned one of 59 different vehicles selected by the Crossout developers, all of which were crafted by the players and uploaded to the game’s ‘Exhibition’. Available vehicles range from giant, rocket-armed crabs and crazily oversized lawn mowers to fire-breathing ducks, jet-powered, pink elephants and even more extraordinary creations. But despite their funny appearance, all of these vehicles are absolutely deadly in combat. Players have only seconds to familiarize themselves with whatever vehicle they’ve been assigned before 8 of them will clash with each other in a ruthless, chaotic battle.”

War Thunder is clearly up to something too.

Finally, there’s Champions Online, which has re-released FoxbatCon today.

“Don’t take yourself seriously – put on some Googly Eyes and a Beanie Hat. Win at gambling and costume contests with the Falling Cards and Spinning Cards Auras! And get your freak on wiuth the Juggle and Twister Dance emotes! But that’s not all, there are ten action figures hidden throughout this event, and you can get them by performing secret tasks! What are they? We don’t know! They’re secret! And, finally, everyone who logs in will get the Eye Roll Emote for free!”

We’re sure we’ll see more before April 1st actually arrives. Feel free to put a shout out in the comments if you spot another event dropping early!

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Mateusz Pachnik

Diablo mobile?
Ohhh wait…
Let’s not even give ’em ideas maybe…

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Mordyjuice

Gw2 should bring back the plane meme with the sepia tone back ground and stick it in Raids, Fractals, and WvWvW for one week with no option to turn it off except for a 400 Gem purchase.

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sophiskiai

Looks like MOP has also started April Fools early, judging by MJ’s “Upcoming Streams” schedule down the bottom of the page?

As for the day itself, it’s something that I imagine was amusing back when people were expecting most of the things they heard to be true. Those days, if they ever existed, are long, long in the past…

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Hikari Kenzaki

Wow… Y’all got a bit grumpy today in the comments. Someone spit in your cheerios or what?

The Super Adventure Box and WoWS’ space ships are among the limited time modes most cherished by their communities.

It’s okay to have fun sometimes.

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Armsbend

None of it is fun. All of it is a waste of time better spent elsewhere.

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Paragon Lost

;)

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Tamanous

April Fools only happens on one day. It’s sort of the point. Next, we will see Xmas advertised 300 days of the year. These companies will try and get more people into their cash shop disasters by celebrating “Wiggle Your Toes Day” over an entire week.

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Hirku

It’s going to be tough trying to decide if Blizzard’s entry this year is a prank or their next big product announcement.

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Armsbend

Garbage and never funny.

Microsoft’s approach is the correct one.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/27/18283674/microsoft-april-fools-day-ban-pranks-internal-memo

They need to kill these stupid ideas – these stupid humorless wastes of time. None of that shit is funny. It makes the people who made them look stupid. Comedy should be left to comedians – developers are not funny in any professional sense. Anyone who laughs at these not-funny jokes is also not funny. Their opinions are moot, before we get into the “i don’t like what you like” arguments.

I really hope none of the games I play on the regular partake in any of this not funny trash.

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Fisty

GET OFF MY LAWN!

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Bruno Brito

The full fury of a hundred and fifty crabs inside a bottle of gasoline.

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Armsbend

VD crabs or regular crabs?

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PanagiotisLial1

I got to side with Armsbend. Why in the world should be a day to celebrate telling lies and doing pranks

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Utakata

Actually, I think a day to celebrate telling lies should be separated from the one doing pranks… o.O

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Bruno Brito

Take the lies off and we got Lite-o-ween.

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Utakata

How about a pair of free dancing pigtails? <3

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Bruno Brito

How much?