These are the best games for reducing stress during lockdown

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Sims, available on Mac and iOS, is rated the best stress reliever.
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A good video game is a great way to escape the COVID-19 pandemic and forget, just for a little while, about the nasty impact it’s having on the world. But which video games should you play? Which titles are proven to help?

A new study reveals the best games to play for reducing stress — and those that should be avoided if your primary goal is a positive, calming experience. We’ll highlight those you can enjoy on Mac and iOS.

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App Store games ranked by revenue.
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You’ll have to wait longer for Fortnite chapter 2, season 3

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But there's more to come in the meantime.
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Epic Games confirmed on Tuesday that it is extending Fortnite Battle Royale chapter two, season two into June. It promises fresh gameplay, new challenges, bonus XP, and a “couple more surprises” before season three.

Epic did not provide us with a reason for the extension, but there are a number of reasons why season three may not be ready yet.

Get to the Choppa! Fortnite update adds helicopters for the first time

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Take off today in Battle Royale.
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Fortnite’s newest update lets players take to the skies in helicopters for the first time. The new Choppa can be found in various locations during Battle Royale matches. It joins motorboats as the game’s second vehicle.

Other changes and improvements in Fortnite’s version 12.20 update include the ability to create locker presets, a new Spy Games game mode, and more.