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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

Watch Bungie and Vicarious Visions reveal details of Destiny 2’s second expansion Warmind on Twitch.

Although multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 started well when it came out in September, 2017, developer Bungie and publisher Activision soon found themselves on a bumpy ride of fan-hate because of their decision of constantly changing things players loved about the game just for the sake of freshening things up. With the game's second DLC Warmind, they are hoping to finally make up for their mistakes and try to damage control as much as possible.

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Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

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Before we get into a few more details on Warmind, check out this cinematic prologue below on Destiny 2 expansion II, where a Guardian named Ana Bray goes seeking for a link to her past on Mars.




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Introducing a Hunter-class Guardian Ana Bray, who is on polar ice caps area of Mars, where she is after finding out something that has past ties with her. Also, one of the most powerful weapons in the solar system, Warmind Rasputin has recently awakened and she couldn't sit this one out. The Clovis Bray corporation that helped them colonized the area are ironically responsible for creating that. This is a brand-new area called The Hellas Basin from original Destiny that has never been explored before in Destiny 2.

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Introducing Guardian Ana Bray

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Only two weeks from now, Warmind expansion is going to be released May 8, 2018 and along with their co-developer Vicarious Visions, Bungie is offering a peak at it with a Twitch live-stream today.



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Much-awaited details on Destiny 2's second expansion Warmind is discussed in details in this hour-long stream, where plans for new events, weapons and few other things, some of which are briefly hinted at the teaser trailer they released earlier.

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A new public event that was the focus of this stream called Escalation Protocol, which you can start immediately after finishing the campaign or just join with someone else who is already playing it. Your Guardians will have to face off seven Hive enemy waves with a different boss each time. Reward chests for loot will present itself following the third and fifth wave before you get the grand prize upon finishing seventh wave. Each week the game will rotate and there are five bosses in total.

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Escalation Protocol Public Event

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Good thing is, you can begin anytime since there is no exact schedule for this event. Escalation Protocol is looking for making this public event challenging and creating appeal for replay value. Depending on which final boss you come across, unique weapons are up for grabs as well as new armor. Special weapons are also accessible during this event and that even includes the Hive sword from original Destiny campaign. There is a spear called The Valkyrie, which can be used for both melee and as ranged weapon. It's awesome!

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Crucible matches will have two types of rankings for players; one is Valor and the other being Glory. The former is for completing matches with no loss penalties and the latter is reserved for competitive playlist. As soon as Season 3 begins, rewards for Crucible will also be earned in a different way. When update 1.2.0 is released, all available rewards will be on Shaxx and you will see how to earn them. Some reward takes you to complete objectives, other comes with obtaining certain ranks.

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Exotic Auto Rifle SUROS Regime

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Some changes to Exotic weapons are made by Bungie for the sake of making them unique and more functional than they were. Spire of Stars is a new Raid Lair mentioned in the DLC features, which is for Leviathan raids and may even tie-in with the game's plot. More bounties and a seasonal event wait ahead on Season 3 along with tweaks on Faction Rally.

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Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer game from Bungie and Activision now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warmind has a new strike for PlayStation 4 players called the Insight Terminus. This one however, won't take place on Hellas Basin but on Nessus, where Titan Zavala will need some assistance on stopping the Cabal from stealing an old Vex technology. Other than that, a new set of armor for Titan, Hunter, and Warlock comes as part of the exclusive deal.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

Destiny 2: Warmind reveal tease at new armor and Exotics. Twitch live-stream reveal will happen on Tuesday, April 24.

The next expansion for multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 was announced earlier this month by Bungie and Activision, which will be titled "Warmind". A reveal was about to take place during a Twitch live-stream on this Tuesday, April 24 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and we are getting towards a short teaser as well. You will agree that it is way better than just a single teaser image we saw before and upcoming DLC Warmind for Destiny 2 suggests a lot of new stuff that the developers have in stock for us.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

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Prepare to take a look at Warmind reveal trailer that points out at new armor, enemies and locations to explore when it drops.




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With this trailer, we can tell that more of content are yet to reveal soon from a developer stream by Bungie. A brand-new location on Mars called Mars Hellas Basin is going to be introduced for the Guardians to go on adventure. Hive Escalation Protocol may involve fighting waves of Hive enemies and a couple of upgrades on exotic weapons for Destiny 2's one of most talked about Crucible competitive multiplayer mode. The developer studio already hinted that game’s difficulty will change from Season 3 and enemies will get more powerful in Warmind.

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So, players who are still struggling with low-level are going to have a tough time coming facing these extra-tough opponents. Now, if you think this is bad then let's talk about how hard power cap will be to hit in this second expansion. In whatever state you left off following Curse of Osiris, you can get to 340 with decent effort from there but then the power level grind will get harder and reaching 370 to 380 will take like forever. Warmind expansion goes live on May 8, 2018.

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From developer Bungie and publisher Activision, Destiny 2 was released in 2017 and became one of the best-selling titles of that year, which is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Before they had planned for three live-streams for the first expansion pack and now they have settled for just one. Bungie took a lot of insight from the mistakes Curse of Osiris made to change their future direction and now with Warmind DLC, we are seeing hints of quite a lot of change already.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Will Replace Story Mode

Although, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won't have a solo campaign, it may have Battle Royale to replace story mode.

Battle royale has become such a crazy trend these days in video gaming industry since the dawn of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that every other developer is either considering developing a battle royale mode for their game or just create a whole game on that idea. This craze has gotten so out of control that even Activision’s upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is also having this mode by ditching their classic single-player campaign.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Will Replace Story Mode

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This genre is multiplayer combat in last player standing fashion and that gives the entirety of it a new twist in flavor. Games like Fortnite and PUBG are already dominating the category as well as the market with new limited-time events, while many other are just thriving with their poor rip-offs and waiting to get sued. Call of Duty has been moving into diverse direction with time and Black Ops 4 may be just another move into a new path but compromising story mode in favor of battle royale is a very bold idea.

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Previously, Activision has always been stating that CoD franchise is all about story based campaigns and now simply abandoning it for upcoming Black Ops 4 is quite self-contradictory. They have just assigned Raven Software to create a battle royale mode that can also fill up the void created by leaving single-player mode behind. Various sources suggest that they simply got rid of the campaign because it will not be ready within their announced deadline of October, thus the idea of last man standing shooter idea came in.

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Many who are slamming the developers for this move need to remember that its predecessor Black Ops 3 also released a feature-limited version for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where campaign was left out. Activision never openly admitted how well that particular edition did but seeing Black Ops 4 coming out without a single-player mode tells us that it wasn't that disastrous at all. On top of that, the publisher is well aware of how people are going nuts for battle royale these days and still want more.

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"Forget What You Know"

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The new tagline for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 even says, “FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW” clearly hints they are very confident about dropping one of their key components for this Call of Duty sub-series. All we left to see now is rival series title Battlefield V following their same footsteps like everyone else. Fans of death-match type gameplays will be very excited in these initiatives but traditional story oriented gamers will be greatly deprived.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Have No Single-Player Campaign

Instead of traditional single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will focus on multiplayer and Zombies mode.

After Call of Duty: WWII dominated major consoles and become more successful than it hoped for, everyone was wondering what 2018’s Call of Duty title will be. Then we received an announcement after some speculation that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is going to be this years' CoD game. Many who are a fan of single-player mode from this series are going to be quite disappointed as upcoming Black Ops 4 won't have any campaign as such.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Have No Single-Player Campaign

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As latest installment from Black Ops franchise, single player mode will entirely omitted from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by Treyarch. Although the development team is ditching on their traditional campaign mode, they are concentrating their multiplayer modes as well as series’ popular Zombies mode. As their expected release date approaches, developers realized they won't be able to finish single-player campaign within deadline and then chose to focus on other priorities.

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Besides, focusing on multiplayer and Zombies mode will leave a huge vacuum that needs filling with something and the studio is planning more content for it. However, the actual plan is still under wraps and we all will have to wait until May 17 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to be officially revealed for everyone. Only then perhaps, they will drop some more detail on the game but we can't tell for sure if that will make it up to the disappointing fans to move on with that decision or not.

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Zombies Mode Will Return

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Lastly, this sudden change of their trend could also mean that it has something to do with forthcoming Call of Duty titles. We know that, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is getting remastered but it might not feature multiplayer mode. Maybe publisher Activision, who also is bringing Black Ops 4 doesn't want one of these games' successes to overshadow another and give them a hard time. If this is what causing all these changes then both games are just missing some great aspects because of some irrational prediction.

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Developer studio Treyarch begins their journey with the spin-off series by debuting Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010. From the very beginning, they kept this sub-series a bit unique by taking a different course of setting the game's plot focusing on a crisis of near-future time. Single player campaigns become very popular among players and so are the multiplayer modes. Because of their idea of breaking stereotypes in each title, we sure are in for some surprise when Black Ops 4 finally drops.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

Developer Bungie have teased on what they are planning next for Destiny 2 and gave a release date for the game’s new expansion Warmind.

If you have recently came across any of those articles online that asks "Is Destiny 2 Dead?" and got worried, then we will advise you to chill for a while now. Bungie and Activision has no plan of giving up on their impressively successful multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 just yet. In-fact, they have a complete roadmap up ahead till season four to follow. Today, they have announced that D2's second expansion will be titled "Warmind" and it will be available from May 8, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

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More details on Warmind expansion will be revealed on April 24, via an official live stream on Twitch but for now, the developers have gave us just a single teaser image to have an idea of how it would look like. Speculation suggests that expansion two has something to do with Destiny’s mystical artificial intelligence from its core plot. Back in 2017, there was a leak from PlayStation store that revealed that "Gods of Mars" was the previously decided title for this upcoming DLC.

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Most probably, a fair amount of Destiny 2 players have already purchased Warmind when they bought the collector’s edition last year. Those who still haven't are now to decide that whether or not they would like to stick around for some more action in Destiny universe considering all the negativity spread around the community about the game's future. Without being completely oblivious to fan's response, Bungie did many minor and major tweaks over the last six months.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Teaser

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Bungie is also planning to bring some change to Crucible content in their competitive multiplayer mode and probably for their future expansions. Possibly, they are going to make a move where competitive multiplayer maps will not be restricted to those who paid for new expansions anymore. They already faced quite a lot of heat regarding how they handled add-on content with Curse of Osiris DLC and these changes to Crucible and expansion are probably because of that.

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Warmind expansion will also kick-start season three of the game on the same day, where you will meet new heroes, explore uncharted places and fight new enemies. With all that, new activities will be there to master and new loots to claim are also part of the adventure. Plus, there are private matches, seasonal Crucible rankings, increase in vault space, Nightfall challenge cards and emotes planned till summer as part of update 1.2.0.

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Destiny 2 New Development Roadmap

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Then, Bungie will bring back the daily bounty system this summer in response to a fan outcry for long time. There will be a new seasonal event as pointed out in their development roadmap, clan chat on PC, Exotic Armor sandbox changes, improvements to Faction Rallies and a few more until season 4 starts in September, which is five months away. So in overall, Warmind expansion pack is looking pretty exciting and we will probably learn more about it when a trailer drops for it later this month.

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Destiny 2 Post Launch Content

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Lastly, we would like to readdress the issue we mentioned at the start that, many MMOs these days faces a lot of controversies in their first year but that doesn't make them dead or forgotten. It still hasn't reached the phase where the game developers are forced to shut it down and fix it. So what that people not talking about it on every other social media these days or criticizing some of their strategies? Of course the hype is not like it was at start but we have a whole new year ahead of us to determine a make-or-break point for the game yet.

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Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 from developer Bungie and publisher Activision to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although, Bungie didn't say anything about its price, we believe it is safe to assume that it will likely to cost somewhat like $19.99 since that was the price for Curse of Osiris DLC expansion pack. To really keep players hooked up to the title, Warmind DLC will have to be rather impressive or else, it will be hard to keep people interested till season 4.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Destiny 2 "Go Fast" Update Details

Developer Bungie had a great start in 2017 with their multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 but with time, the increased popularity of the game started to fade slowly. So, they tried to keep the vibe alive by constant update patches, seasonal events and DLC releases to keep players from running off. Most recently, their “Go Fast” patch have worked on a lot of fan complaints and we believe those will make the fans happy now.

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Destiny 2 "Go Fast" Update Details

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Also, check out the developer commentary clip below to know what "Go Fast" update from Bungie holds in store for you and how it will change the game.




Update 1.1.4 for Destiny 2 has already gone live for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with loads of changes that are mentioned in official Patch Notes. Bungie clearly wanted the players to feel more empowered with these brand-new adjustments they have made and we are discussing a major few of them here.

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Crucible Improvements
Crucible in Destiny 2 has been subjected to a lot of criticism for the last few months for being too slow and a bit too much team based. Bungie has noted all the fan pleading from the community and worked it up by making Iron Banner 6v6 again just like the standard from original Destiny. Also, it will keep rotating weekly alongside Mayhem and Rumble playlists. Score limit for Iron Banner is 125 points and you can respawn within 7 seconds in this 12 minutes play.

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A player with Power ammo will lose all of it if they die and half of what they had will drop for someone else to pick up for 30 seconds. During Control, Clash and Supremacy matches, they will spawn rather fast than 90 seconds to one third of that time. Yes, in freaking 90 seconds if you ask. So, they drop more frequently than they used to before. Rarely will you see a map repeated often and Quickplay matches are now extended to 10 minutes.

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Destiny 2 Dawnblade Warlock Subclass

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Dawnblade Warlock Changes
Tweaks and adjustments are there to bring balance to certain features of gameplay and patch 1.1.4 is all about that. Major balance changes came as Bungie has reversed The Titan dash ability back to how it was for players to cover more ground. Dawnblade Warlock subclass took the real cake on this one. All of the Warlocks got increased speed for glide ability and Dawnblade’s Daybreak super is buffed to be more effective. If you can pull out in right way, you're about to showcase some super-fast slick moves.

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Not only the Daybreak super duration is extended but Dawnblade is now allowed to throw more sword projectiles since the cost of throwing is decreased in update 1.1.4. Now the Icarus Dash will take only 6 seconds rather than the previous 10 seconds for cooldown. All players are about to enjoy casting more Super for the overall speed boost to all classes. Sounds like Bungie is doing justice to the name "Go Fast".

Repetition Reduction
Destiny 2 has been facing problem with repetition of strike playlists from the very beginning and it is really annoying. Suppose you are matching up for Quickplay but back-to-back Exotics from Exotic Engrams are getting on your nerves by showing you same strikes repeatedly. Now a repeat map protection is placed in patch 1.1.4 to make sure it doesn't happen to you during Quickplay, Competitive or even Iron Banner. Also, the same Crucible map will never come to you twice in a row.

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Destiny 2 Silicon Neuroma Sniper Rifle

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Strike-Specific Reward
One other thing that Destiny 2 community has been begging to Bungie is that to put strike-specific loot for the game. These unique rewards can only be achieved in weekly Nightfall only though. For completing certain missions at Nightfall, you can get your hands on some Legendary weapons and Exotic accessories. For example, the new Silicon Neuroma sniper rifle can be yours if you are lucky enough on this week's Nightfall. Only downside we see for this aspect is their scarce drop rate but those odds can be evened by improving your Nightfall score.

Weapon Damage Increased
As part of weapon balance tweaks of update 1.1.4, almost each of the weapons got buffs in some way. The list is so broadly detailed that we can only mention a few of them here. Inflicting damage for Linear Fusion Rifles are increased by 50%, Shotguns by 35%, Sniper Rifles by 20%, Pulse Rifles by 16%, Hand Cannons, Scout Rifles and Sidearms by 15% and Submachine Guns by 10% including some variable details. You will be happy to know that blast radius of Grenade Launchers are also increased for more impact.

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Auto Rifles however, gets decreased range and aim assist on for all precision for some reason but they are still powerful as they were before. Hope you do remember that there was an issue earlier in Mayhem mode where you were allowed to throw unlimited Nova Bombs with Voidwalker subclass Warlocks. Well, that issue is fixed in this patch and you cannot do that anymore. Instead of previously set of 30%, Grave Robber will now reload half of the magazine.

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As far as we can tell, Bungie has reworked each Guardian class even if the change is the slightest. From relieving players from repetitive strikes and increased weapon buffs, they did quite well. Hopefully, "Go Fast" update will be finally able to bring the players back to the game once again. Bungie and Activision still has a long road ahead with Destiny 2 as it is only the first quarter of 2018 and there are a lot in their planned year road-map.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Announced

After rumors flying around for weeks about the newest Call of Duty game from the popular first-person shooter series to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Activision has finally made it official by dropping the first teaser for the game today to put all speculation to the rest for good. Though the game is still in development but at least, we've been confirmed that it actually exists and will be released this year.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Announced

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Below is the official teaser trailer for the next entry Call of Duty series from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision for you.




With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Treyarch is back again with their successful sub-series for the franchise and we are expecting an improved experience from the title. There are not many details to start with but there will be a special event on May 17, when Activision will reveal more about the game on public. Black Ops 4 also breaks a long-running Call of Duty cycle of trilogies for the first time.

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The official logo of the game mysteriously styled as Black Ops IIII instead of Black Ops 4 and we still have no clue why! People started losing it when NBA star James Harden was first spotted with a cap that had the same Black Ops IIII logo and the hint was not missed by the keen eyes of the fans worldwide. Almost at the same time, Call of Duty: Black Ops III received a new update and people took that as a sign for a possible sequel, which eventually came true.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Release Date

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although video games journalist Marcus Sellers, who previously announced about the game, also stated that the Black Ops 4 will also be ported to Nintendo Switch later but since Activision has yet to confirm on that point.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Almost Confirmed

From the look of things, it is getting apparent that we are getting Black Ops 4 as a Call of Duty series installment this year. Last year, publisher Activision teamed up with developer Sledgehammer Games to take the franchise to the core with Call of Duty: WWII and the game ended up being the bestselling console game for the publisher. This way, they were able to make up for the failure of the last installment of the series; Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Almost Confirmed

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Setting up the game to a futuristic world in CoD: Infinite Warfare only degraded the first-person shooter while their business rival EA Dice has secured the market competition in 2016 by taking a soft reboot of with Battlefield 1 for their counterpart first-person shooter string. Call of Duty: WWII was able to do damage control in time and their added multiplayer gameplay with new features have saved the day.

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Now that 2017 is over, Activision is looking forward to have a blockbuster 2018 and that hints us towards the next Call of Duty game, which as par the rumors are going to be Black Ops 4. These rumors may seem like out of the blue but it all started when video games journalist and an industry insider named Marcus Sellers have taken Twitter to announce that developer Treyarch is up to bringing the sequel and it is going to be Black Ops 4.

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If you think Marcus' claim was not legitimate enough then we got more evidence hinting at Black Ops 4. Check out the short clip below where player James Harden of Houston Rockets showed up wearing a cap that has a logo on it, which very much resembles to the Black Ops III logo but there is an additional tally added in the end. Though we know that the roman numeric for 4 is IV, we still are not sure if this is the official logo for Black Ops 4.



However, we still lack any confirmation from Activision or Treyarch about if any of this is solid info to rely on. The series generally switches between Infinity Ward and Treyarch to develop their distinctive Call of Duty titles. By creating Advanced Warfare in 2014, developer studio Sledgehammer Games gets into the mix and started making Call of Duty games for the last three years. So, Treyarch will most likely take their turn at the franchise in 2018 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 seems to be their comeback card.

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Activision is probably on the track of breaking their tradition of extending a series over a trilogy as they usually does. If that is the case, then this is the first time for them to go that way and it also means that Infinity Ward may come up with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 next. While these are all just speculation, fans will surely love for them to bring a few rules to release more new games each year.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

Activision and Bungie presents multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 has been doing pretty well since the release. The developers have made some significant changes to a part of Destiny and Destiny 2, the weekly Nightfall strikes. Since Nightfall strikes are considered one of the hardest in the game and has been receiving a lot of opinions lately, Bungie decides to shake things up a little alongside the difficulties of Prestige raids in upcoming updates.

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Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

In original Destiny, there was no timer in Nightfall and players could just wander around the whole time of the game to avoid enemies but when the sequel have introduced this new feature, that is no longer possible. Addressing this issue that raised a few controversies, Bungie decided to bring some change to it so that the glory it had back in the days are restored once again.

Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike Scoring

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According to game director Christopher Barrett, when version 1.1.3 update for Destiny 2 will launch on February 27, players will see where the game is going from there. Strike scoring system of the game will also be changed a bit, so that you actually want to go looking for a kill instead of ditching them all the time. Like it or not, that's really good for your gaming spirit.

Destiny 2 Nightfall Challenge Card

When the update will go live, it will work somewhat like this:

  • The overall score of your group will include the solo scores of your team members, which will also show up in strike leaderboards. The performance of every single members of the team will be summed up to the score.

  • Only kills are what matters most to the score after the update. How often do you use your super abilities and generate Orbs of Light also counts though.

  • Playing it quicker will be rewarding for your score but if you take too much time, you only better your chances of lowering your score. For instance, if you already have spent 15 minutes into the game, you will only receive half the points. 18 minutes and you won't earn any more new points. So, finish the strike as early as possible.

  • It would be really painful to see your score diminished over time but considering everything else the same, if another team in the strike clears before you then they get higher score than yours.

Following the version 1.1.3 update, you will be able to earn Challenge Cards right after you complete a Nightfall game, which will only be applicable for the Prestige version of the strike. Players can now tune in their preferred difficulty settings using new modifiers (Arc/Solar Singe/Void) tied to these cards. These unique modifiers will either boost damage or help you score high despite your less damage rate.

Destiny 2 Inverted Spire Emblem

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Bungie will introduce a special emblem to Nightfall strike for Destiny 2, which will generate an aura over the head of your Guardian on the display only if you can go beyond a certain score. Crossing that specific mark will not just raise Vanguard token drops by 25 percent but your entire fireteam will receive buff as well as you. However, before bringing all these changes to the update, the developer team wants to get more feedback on their current idea from players.

The Inverted Spire Emblem

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The Prestige mode for Eater of Worlds has been pushed to May and there is a five-month long lag with the Leviathan, which almost everyone is complaining about right now. The developers simply didn't want to release it as it currently is and they just wanted to add some flavors of their own to make it worth your time. Because, for the past couple of months, Bungie was working on it by testing out new ways to add difficulties and try to increase the replaying value of the raid.

Destiny 2 Nightfall Modifier

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Prestige Raids will also present different challenges to you every week and the challenges will vary each time. For example, you can be forced to undergo an entire raid with a specific gun for your guardian against deadly enemies. The objective of new Prestige mode here is to keep the players engaged by switching new weapons to your vault and more rewards to earn. This update isn't going to drop until May for all Leviathan raid though.

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Released to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Destiny 2 became an instant hit and also was one of the most successful titles of 2017. Despite that, many in-game issues have been drawing players out of the game and Bungie is taking these new initiatives to attract back the gamers back in the fold to make it great again.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

Back in the time of online-based multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny, developer Bungie used to have Valentine’s Day-themed seasonal event Crimson Days. Now that Destiny 2 is the newest installment in the series that is immensely successful on all platforms and Valentine’s Day is coming next week, they are bringing the event back once again for this very special occasion to celebrate with the fans and let them have some fun too.

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Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

Right before the big-day love, on February 13, Crimson Days event will be going live for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Much like the previous instance, it will be a competitive multiplayer mode for 2v2 matches on a Crucible map called The Burnout, previously known as the Burning Shrine. In these round-based Clash mode game, you should try to keep up with your teammate for quick recharge of your abilities.

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Another reason to not get too far from your partner is that you will lose buff and your awaiting enemy will easily find you using a waypoint. Even if you get detached from your colleague for a while, there is a marker to guide you back again. This can be proven very handy when you are teaming-up with some random person for the lack of a partner in Destiny 2. The game has an efficient matchmaking system so that if you join the match solo, you can still find someone to partner up.

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One of the primary perks of 2018's Crimson Days event is the chance of getting handful of cosmetic items. According to Bungie, completing the Crimson Days Crucible playlist firsthand will be the best way to earn rewards and the rewarding system is centered on single-character play. Most of the time, you will find rewards in a new Crimson Engram and there is a “knock-out” list to make sure that you don't end up having duplicate items like during The Dawning.

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Aside from all these regular prizes, Bungie claims to have other special rewards that can only be achieved through certain means.

  • To get the Fire of the Crimson Days Emblem and the Tirastrella Ghost Shell, you have to finish five Crimson Days matches for completing “Welcome to Crimson Days” highlight and you have to pay Lord Shaxx a visit in the Tower.

  • The Undeterred Exotic Sparrow gun can be yours upon completion of Crimson Days Crucible playlist.

  • By completing Leviathan Raid or the Raid Lair: Eater of Worlds you can achieve the sick-looking Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament for Wardcliff Coil straight outta final chest.

  • Earn the Flaunting Dance Emote by finishing Nightfall Strike within the Crimson Days event week.

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Tirastrella Ghost Shell
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Undeterred Exotic Sparrow
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Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament

Regardless of your actions on Crimson Days, you and your partner will get an Illuminated Engram and a Crimson Engram as soon as you level up. Crimson Engrams are of course, not limited to this seasonal event of Destiny 2 and you can only achieve them from gameplay so that no one can claim for any attempt of forcing players to spend real-world money. From the in-game store Eververse, you can buy gears and items in exchange for Bright Dust, which will also be added to the “knock-out” list.

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Since Crimson Engrams are not limited to Crimson Days, there's no cap on how many of them you can earn. However, there is a level cap for your Guardian and if you are a non-DLC owner, then it is 20. For those who own the Curse of Osiris DLC expansion will need to reach 25 to be eligible for level-up reward Engrams.

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You can also consider Bungie being this much generous with Crimson Days to compensate the players for from last year’s The Dawning event, which saw quite a backlash from the disappointed fans. So, bringing back a popular Mercury-based map from the original Destiny was not a bad idea. Debuting on February 13, Crimson Days event will run for a week to come until February 20.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Call of Duty: WWII Resistance DLC Multiplayer Maps

On November 3, 2017, first person shooter Call of Duty: WWII was released from Sledgehammer Games and Activision as the latest installment of the Call of Duty franchise. Within two months of its initial release not only the game brought $1 billion, it also managed to become one of the record-breaking bestselling console game from Activision. If you have already finished the game and wondering what else is next, you've got the very first DLC of CoD: WWII incoming.

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Call of Duty: WWII Resistance DLC Multiplayer Map Details

Previously, Activision showcased another preview trailer for The Resistance DLC pack detailing what players can expect to find and the studio has been developing this expansion.




Although, many of the players are currently busy with the first community event "Winter Siege", we believe this new trailer for the first DLC of Call of Duty: WWII titled "The Resistance" is worth to look at.




The Resistance DLC of CoD: WWII is bringing three brand-new multiplayer maps to explore as well as a new War Mode mission called Operation Intercept. Also, let's not just forget about "The Darkest Shore" for Nazi Zombies mode. The expansion pack will drop on PlayStation 4 next week on January 30, only a month before arriving on PC and Xbox One.

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Brand-New War Mode; Operation Intercept

War Mode - Operation Intercept
Probably one of the best features of The Resistance expansion pack is the brand-new War Mode mission: Operation Intercept. Operation Intercept is mostly comprised of rescue missions set in urban locations outside of St. Lo, France. Players are tasked as Allied Forces members to rescue French resistance fighters from the Axis foes and lead them to safety. Once freed, the next objective is to destroy all the key communication gears and lead a tank to an Axis train carrying weapons.

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A New War Mission

The Axis side will try to keep the Allies from retrieving the Resistance fighters to join their cause. They will also guard their comms and halt the tank from reaching the train at any cost. Since the Axis soldiers are well equipped to repair their damaged radios, the objective will not be so easy to complete. This however, is not the only challenge that will force you to rethink your moves, Call of Duty: WWII has much more in stock to keep you entertained.

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For now, we've shed enough light on Operation Intercept, so let's focus on the three new multiplayer maps The Resistance has to offer.

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Valkyrie Map

Map 1: Valkyrie
Set in the Masurian Woods, East Prussia, Valkyrie is the first map that comes along with the DLC. This one is based on The Wolf’s Lair of Hitler, which he used as his Eastern-front headquarters when Nazi forces were invading the Soviet Union. It's the site of Operation Valkyrie, where attempts of taking down the Führer in real-world by his high-ranking officers and failed eventually. This medium-sized map demands that you keep an eye on several overwatch positions and mounted machine guns in places.

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Anthropoid Map

Map 2: Anthropoid
The second multiplayer map Anthropoid is also inspired by a real event called Operation Anthropoid from the time of World War II, where a high-ranking German officer was the target on an assassination attempt. Anthropoid map is located in occupied Prague, Czechoslovakia and because of the urban setting of the map; you will experience a unique diversity of gameplay on this one.

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Occupation Map

Map 3: Occupation
The final map on the list, Occupation and is a remake of a classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 map Resistance. This one involves the players to gunning around the streets of a German-occupied Paris and there are a lot of mid-range combats. Occupation is one of the most iconic pieces for the Resistance movement during World War II that it had to be included in The Resistance DLC. While you are playing in it, you can even notice the Eiffel Tower in the background at some point.

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Within The Darkest Shore

Nazi Zombies: The Darkest Shore
Fans of Nazi Zombies mode can rejoice as Call of Duty: WWII has redefined the experience, they have added more to the table. Drostan Hynd, Jefferson Potts, Marie Fischer and Olivia Durant are out looking for the mad German scientist Doktor Peter Straub to stop his new evil plan once again. This time, the lunatic has moved to the coast of northern Germany and conducting his twisted experiments there to get back at the Allied Forces.

After the catastrophic event at of Mittelburg, Straub is about to create a new batch of Nazi Zombies to do his bidding. The fog surrounding the environment around you makes it more difficult to spot the undead and deal with them.

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Before The Resistance DLC finally drops, there is a community event for Call of Duty: WWII players on all platforms called The Resistance going on for limited time, which brings back the Prop Hunt mode. Anyone can join in for free within February 27 to get new gears, Supply Drops and weapons as the newly introduced Division called "The Resistance".

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Season Pass Includes The Resistance DLC Pack

One of the most successful titles of the series till date, Call of Duty: WWII is released worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can get The Resistance DLC pack for free if you happen to have the $50 worth Call of Duty: WWII season pass. Even if you do not have it, you can just buy it individually. There are plans for three more major DLC of the game to release this year but Activision did not gave up any further details on those yet.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies - The Darkest Shore DLC

Within the short period of two months after releasing, first-person shooter Call of Duty: WWII by Activision and Sledgehammer Games managed to become their most successful title on console the publisher have ever released, bringing in more than $1 billion from worldwide for the game. So 2017 was pretty good for them and to start 2018 with a bang, developer and publisher made a sinister plot to scare the crap out of the fans with a new DLC for Nazi Zombies.

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Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies - The Darkest Shore DLC

Watch the official trailer below for the upcoming The Darkest Shore DLC for next chapter of Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty: WWII.




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The mad German scientist Doktor Peter Straub is back again after his evil plan was foiled in Bavaria by the combined effort of Drostan Hynd, Jefferson Potts, Marie Fischer and Olivia Durant. However, evil never rests and Doktor Straub has moved in to an island off the coast of northern Germany with his twisted ideas. To take his revenge on the Allied Forces, he is preparing a new army of undead soldiers, who will help him change the history.

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The developers have entertained the idea of pitting the heroes in an island layered in fog everywhere and you don't often see the zombies coming unless they are only five feet away from you. So, just shooting their head clean off isn't working anymore. You need to take more strategic approach to them with your team while you work on your melee and stealth. Fortunately, your heroes will have access to new tools to help them out and one of them is a powerful Rip Saw.

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Horrors of The Darkest Shore

Released back in November 2017, Call of Duty: WWII is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Darkest Shore actually comes with a part of the DLC pack titled "The Resistance" for CoD: WWII, which will launch on PlayStation 4 on January 30, 2018 before seeing the light on PC and Xbox One. You can pre-order The Resistance: DLC Pack 1 to get your hands on "The Darkest Shore" as well as Operation Intercept, War Mode Mission and three new Multiplayer maps.