The world’s first and so far only browser dedicated to online gamers and esports gaming, Opera GX, has today received a brand new update, called Level 2, which builds upon the successful and popular release of the original back in July 2019 at the E3 Gaming Expo in Los Angeles.
Awash with new features, the update offers gamers and esports competitors an improved Opera GX browser service that now includes both a Hot Tabs killer and support for Discord in amongst a number of significant improvements for the software.
121% Growth in Monthly Users
When the original Opera GX was released last year, it became the very first browser to be specifically designed for gamers, as opposed to generic users of the Internet. The reason for the release being the fact that Opera’s developers believed that the requirements of the one billion people that play gamers from their browser, required a browser specifically designed to meet their gaming needs.
The original release has certainly proved popular with a 121% growth in monthly users reported by the developers since the end of 2019. However, this new update addresses some of the issues first reported by users last year to offer an enhanced experience for users that make the upgrade.
Darkening the Pages
In addition to the aforementioned support for Discord, the new Opera GX Level 2 browser as it is being called will also feature a useful utility that will search out and stop any ‘resource-hungry tabs” that the player has open.
Another feature, much demanded from players, was the ability to force web pages to darken their colour scheme, allowing for less harsh glare when gaming at night.
These new features add to an already impressive line up of features included on the browser which includes integration of a number of Social Media and Streaming platforms such as Twitch, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp and limiter functions to ensure that the Browser does not use up too much CPI Power, Network resources or RAM.
“Easily Connect with Their Community”
Speaking about the release, the product director and creator of the Opera GX browser Maciej Kocemba stated
“Our users have been asking for native Discord support in the browser, so here it is. Everyone can now more easily connect with their community on any topic that they want.”
“Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or a casual one, Opera GX is a great entryway to everything gaming-related. It will display our favourite gaming news and deals. It also looks and sounds great and will make your browser use as few resources as possible allowing for your games to run smoothly.”
GX Corner – A One-Stop Gaming Resource
Another exciting feature of the new update is the GX Corner part of the browser. This portal allows you to gain access about all the latest gaming news including Free Games to play, the dates on which key games are set to be released, deals on popular games (such as GTA V) and a variety of promotions and other items explicitly of interest to gamers.
Opera, the Opera GX designers have already landed two awards for their browser and are set to have a special Level Up Birthday Party for the newly released browser taking place from 17.00 CEST on June 19.
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