Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Open Beta Live Now

Multiplayer Open Beta for Activision shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is live now on all platforms.

Upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare announced a free Alpha back in August at opening night live of Gamescom 2019 and recently, had its first Beta program wrapped up for players on PlayStation 4 consoles.

Early Access Beta program launched for PS4 players first on September 12 before coming to PC and Xbox One on September 19. Open Beta program goes live for all platforms from September 20 and will last until September 23, 2019.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Open Beta Live Now

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Be battle-ready to jump into multiplayer Open Beta program of Modern Warfare and get rolling with your squad.




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From quick paced multiplayer action of 2v2 Gunfight mode in close quarters to regular gameplay of 6v6 firefights, those who placed their pre-order for CoD: MW get to join in early and will be playing for longest possible time.

Newly introduced aspects include bullet penetration, door breaching, gun mounting and night vision for great tactical experience. Cross-platform play is coming too and console players will either require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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Players on PC platform will need a Battle.net account with a steady internet connection and updated drivers for optimal performance. Redemption code for Beta test weekend comes with pre-order but in case of digital purchase, people are already good to go for pre-load.

Pick a side and choose your operator to personalize them with in-game calling card, emblem, and clan tags. Couple of preset loadouts like assault, ghost and heavy support are there to start with and to unlock demolition and sniper later.

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Dive Into Open Beta

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Reaching on Level 10 of higher before September 23 will earn you a fully customized Hammer Shotgun as free item reward. This weapon comes with pistol grip on top of a holographic sight for quick-handling and great for short-range.

Modern Warfare a series reboot as well as the latest installment of Call of Duty spin-off series from developer Infinity Ward and publisher by Activision that is currently set to release on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

PC player base of Borderlands 3 are seeking help on Steam forum for Borderlands 2 regarding several issues.

After building up a lot of anticipation, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has finally released Borderlands 3 last week for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but is suffering from a series of issues.

Only a day into launch, players on PC platforms start encountering a number of problems with no help at hand. Therefore, they are all rallying up to Steam forums for Borderlands 2 to let other know about their experience.

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Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

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Shortly after the game was announced, an accidental Tweet has revealed in advance that latest installment of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands will be an Epic Store-exclusive and PC gaming community become furious.

Initially, a legion of angry fans started review bombing on Steam when that news came out and Valve had to take action by flagging them as off-topic review activity, something that Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford made quite a deal about.

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Back then they were mad because of valid concerns and now things are slowly unfolding as Gearbox has apparently released a rushed product within a set release window that remains half-baked, rather than taking time and fixing it.

People are facing all sorts of problems from lack of DirectX 12 support, frame-rate drops, performance issue and even some of them losing their save files. Some are having trouble with FPS drops regardless of having best graphics settings.

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Fans are heading to Steam to talk about issues they are facing because Epic Games Store nether have any forums or user review section. They are only going there in hopes to talk to someone who might have found a solution and can help.

Many users are redirecting them to Gearbox Software official forums since no one has a solution for these problems yet. Developers are reportedly looking into it and affected users are advised to log a ticket at official support of 2K Games.

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Borderlands 3 having problem is just not an opinion of sentimental PC players who are not happy about EGS but are facing genuine problem. Even many reviewers gave it a poor score due to those same issues they faced playing earlier.

Despite majority of disappointed fans of the game are being from PC platform, BL3 has player complains from consoles as well. Industry experts are suggesting to trade graphics for frame-rates, which is completely unacceptable for a new game.

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Some players have initially reported for facing trouble streaming because they didn't had super fast internet and Gearbox has put Denuvo in the game, an online DRM that takes up a lot of their bandwidth and ruining their experience.

Even players on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X suffered from frame-rate drops that require a patch very soon. Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will try to and get better in next six months or by the time a finished version finally arrives on Steam.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Mode Alpha Announced

PS4 players can test your skills in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare free Alpha for Gunfight Mode from August 23 without PS Plus.

Ahead of opening night live at Gamescom 2019, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher by Activision announced to have an exciting reveal on multiplayer.

More action from intense new 2v2 mode Gunfight is coming soon to a free Alpha for players on PlayStation 4 from August 23 to 25. PS4 owner with an internet connection can jump right in without requiring a PS Plus subscription.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Mode Alpha Announced

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Gamescom 2019 unveils a brand-new trailer focused on Gunfight mode of upcoming Alpha program for CoD: MW.




RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Revealed

Prepare yourself and a partner on PS4 console for an entire weekend of 2v2 that kick starts very soon. You will be given access to five close-quarter maps to fight another duo team that includes newest addition of Docks and Speedball.

Each team of two players will enter a fight to win five rounds with random weapons at hand from a wide range of loadouts. You never know whether you are going to get a scoped shotgun or will end up with a pistol until you get them.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunsmith System Teased

Whatever you are handed out to, you will be wise to act quickly and work on your reflexes with any given firearms. Good thing is, enemy team is also given the same loadout and that can also make things a bit unpredictable at times.

Gunfight Mode pushes you to adapt into unpredictable loadouts in each match to survive 2v2 maps. It is a simplistic approach to Multiplayer experience of Modern Warfare, which is far more complicated with weapon customization.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

Those looking forward to enter Multiplayer Beta will have to wait until September 12 and it comes to PS4 first. PC and Xbox One players can join in from September 19 before an Open Beta arrives on September 21 for all platforms.

Modern Warfare sub-series heading towards a soft-reboot in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is currently scheduled to release worldwide on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with cross-play support.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Halo Infinite Creative Director Exits 343 Industries

Tim Longo, creative director for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite leaves 343 Industries this week.

It has taken fifteen years for first-person shooter franchise Halo to return with a mainline sequel that is Halo Infinite, revealed back in E3 2018 and that teaser trailer was followed by another one during Xbox press briefing at E3 2019.

Currently scheduled for release window of fall 2020, developer 343 Industries is seeing a sudden leadership shakeup only a year before planned launch as creative director of the game, Tim Longo leaves studio this week.

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Halo Infinite Creative Director Exits 343 Industries

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Longo is an industry veteran who worked for Crystal Dynamics and Lucas Arts, being involved in games like Jedi Knight and Republic Commando. He also acted as creative director for Halo 5: Guardians during his stint on 343 Industries.

Following his departure, Chris Lee is going to lead ongoing production of the project forward with its original creative vision in mind as studio head. Also, this sudden change of leadership will not have any effect on the game release date.

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Microsoft has released an official statement on this recent change and what it means for Infinite development team.

Roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development. We have recently had two changes to the Halo Infinite development team. Our Executive Producer, Mary Olson will now take charge of the Campaign team on Halo Infinite as the Lead Producer, utilizing her many years of experience at 343 to help craft a great campaign for fans. Additionally, Tim Longo has recently departed our team and we are truly thankful for his many contributions to our games, our studio and the Halo universe. We wish Tim nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

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Upcoming Halo game is going to be a launch title for Project Scarlett, which is being developed using new Slipspace Engine and to bring back everyone's favorite four-player split-screen gameplay while not featuring any battle royale mode.

Regardless of Microsoft's assures, fans have reasons to be concerned seeing a huge leadership shakeup at this point of development, especially because success of Halo Infinite will somewhat determine future of Xbox brand in gaming industry.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

THQ Nordic to Develop New TimeSplitters Game

A year after acquiring IP for TimeSplitters series, THQ Nordic announces series creators Steve Ellis joining on board.

About a year ago, it was revealed that video game publisher company THQ Nordic has acquired rights to popular first-person shooter franchise TimeSplitters that has been on a long-hiatus after officially announcing TimeSplitters 4.

Revealed in a latest financial report, co-creator and developer Steve Ellis has joined on board with THQ to help plan future course of the beloved FPS series that is often compared to GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark by fans.

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THQ Nordic to Develop New TimeSplitters Game

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Originally developed by Free Radical Design, a British video game studio that was founded by many former employees of Rare Studio, the franchise was largely favored by new generation of consoles in era of early 2000.

TimeSplitters series saw a trilogy of titles released but then developers face bankruptcy only to be saved by Crytek. However, they never really done anything at all with its intellectual property for nearly 15 years and put it on hold until now.

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Deep Silver acquired TimeSplitters IP last year and Lars Wingefors, CEO of its parent company THQ announced return of Steve Ellis. He is joining as co-director for upcoming TimeSplitters game while help plotting a future route for it.

Since his involvement into the project is mentioned only once and no other details were dropped, it is pretty hard to anticipate what their current position is right now and where they will be in future until further announcement.

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According to same report, THQ Nordic acquires Gunfire Games, new Saints Row game in development by Volition and long-awaited zombie game Dead Island 2 being resurrected by in-house developer Dambuster Studios.

Whether TimeSplitters would go for an overall series reboot at this point or lean towards a sequel is still not clear at all but we can safely assume that upcoming project will see launch for next-generation of modern platforms.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

According to rumor, Call of Duty 2020 game is going to be a reboot of Black Ops sub-series and grittier than Modern Warfare.

Starting from this year, Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise is slowly leaning towards a reboot of their popular sub-series and thus, fourth Modern Warfare release is simply referred to as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for 2019.

Although CoD: MW is currently due for an October 2019 launch, publisher Activision has already rallied up developer Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, which may end up simply being named Call of Duty: Black Ops instead.

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Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

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Set during 1961 and 1968, first Black Ops title has served as a sequel for Call of Duty: World at War and had Cold War as its premise. This is a hint of series reboot similar to Modern Warfare, which went back to roots of their first game.

Originally, Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games were working on upcoming Black Ops title, which is set to be on Cold War era. It was likely to feature some story campaigns based on Korean and Vietnam Wars as well.

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This rumor came from Twitter account of TheLongSensation, a YouTube insider who previously confirmed MW reboot.


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Before it was officially revealed, this YouTuber has leaked out correct name for latest Modern Warfare game when many other established outlets have done the same, which nicely establish credentials for information source.

When Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games collaboration for Call of Duty 2020 wasn't looking too good, Activision has put Treyarch in charge of creative leadership to have the project running from that point onwards.

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Black Ops is looking forward to a reboot model that is similar to Modern Warfare, where they took both new and old player base back to its original setup but somehow still keeping things fresh for everyone to enjoy a refined experience.

Call of Duty is an M-rated franchise that people like to point at for being a motivation behind people doing violent act from time to time and upcoming 2020 title Call of Duty: Black Ops would fan the flame by being more gruesome than MW.

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

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Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

First look at gripping, intense multiplayer gameplay for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is officially revealed.

Long after releasing third installment of Modern Warfare sub-series, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has teamed-up once again for upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a series reboot.

Lately, Gunsmith system and Gunfight mode from multiplayer is revealed and a full gameplay showcase was announced for August 1, 2019 with more details before CoD: MW launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Revealed

Brand-new reveal trailer offers a look at most immersive multiplayer to date for new and old players in CoD: MW.




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Developers are aiming at providing a unified experience that assures everything will work the same on all platforms, be it single-player campaign mode or multiplayer with friends online, everyone should enjoy some badass action.

We already had an early look at 2v2 game mode titled Gunfight where people will team-up in duos and have other parties eliminated in 40 seconds. Otherwise, they will get busy defending an overtime flag and earn six points.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Revealed

Newest entry includes Cyber Attack, a 6v6 round-based mode that sends you with an EMP device to plant near enemy data center to win. Each player will have one spawn and teamwork will always be a key to finish your mission fast.

Also joining are Domination that pits two teams of 40 players to go around capturing control points and Headquarters, where a team of ten would seek various HQ to defend within maps in a king of the hill-style multiplayer mode.

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Modern Warfare brings back their iconic weapon and loadout customization for players but completely gotten rid of any Season Pass. Instead, post-launch maps and other contents will be released for free to keep everyone engaged.

Gunsmith system has brought back loadout options to define your playstyle choices that were once a core aspect of MW. Modifying your firearms can be seemingly overwhelming at first but you will get used to it with practice over time.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunsmith System Teased

Killstreak system was born in CoD: MW and is returning once again offering various rewards. Having eight kills in a row will unlock an Infantry Assault Vehicle, a light tank with a .50 cal on top to ruthlessly storm through enemy lines.

There are Perks to offer passive advantages like holding on to credit for a Killstreak even in death or being able to track nearby targets. Depending on you your preference, you can go run 'n' gunning, sniping, team support or even camping.

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Unlock Infantry Assault Vehicle

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Ahead of October 25 release, you can get into Early Access beta program exclusively on PS4 for a weekend from September 12 to 13, which will be followed by an Open Beta that runs from September 14 to 16 for all PlayStation 4 owners.

Then PC and Xbox One players would be able to get into Early Access weekend running from September 19 to 20. An all platform Open Beta arrives on September 21 that has cross-play enabled and will run till September 23.

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Since support for cross-platform play will be there from start, things will get interesting when console and PC players will finally get together or go up against each other on multiplayer, which can often led to intense scenarios.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is moving away in 2019 from many past traits and Infinity Ward is looking forward to deliver an iconic FPS game that is grounded in reality and often doesn't shy away from showing its gritty sides.