Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Overwatch 2 Announced

Blizzard officially announces popular hero shooter sequel Overwatch 2 and new modes at BlizzCon 2019.

Following an exclusive report from ESPN and a leak within in-game store, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 event for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

One of Blizzard's major franchises, team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch was launched on all major platforms back in 2016. It became a popular eSports title over time and now is ready to delve into its next chapter.

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Overwatch 2 Announced

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In a traditional manner, a new cinematic short "Zero Hour" is released by Blizzard to kick-off the announcement.




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The cinematic begins by focusing on Winston, who is reminiscing their old days while heading over to Paris with Mei and Tracer. They are off to fight a terrorist organization known as Null Sector and all they have is a small crew.

Taking charge of their operation, Winston jumps right in fighting and helping local populace. As he was getting overpowered by their forces, Mei came to his assist and Tracer joins them too but not before a giant omnic came out blasting.

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With their ride destroyed and Mei getting injured in an attack, Winston realizes that they can't possibly win. So, he instructs Tracer to get everyone out of harm's way and decides to stay behind, holding the line for as long as possible.

Running for cover, his friends look back to see him trying to make a last stand but is saved by Genji at last minute. Brigitte and Reinhardt came charging in, followed by arrival of heroic omnic Echo and guardian angel Mercy.

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Null Sector Invasion

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Brigitte and Reinhardt work together to display ability to create an interlock shield to deflect a beam from their giant enemy. Winston cooks up something up with cryo-freeze backpack and pulse bomb from his teammates to take it down.

By working together as a team, they managed to put that inside giant omnic unit and shattered it into icy bits. Effectively shutting down a Null Sector invasion, Overwatch team has reformed once again after so long and is back in action.

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An official gameplay video has followed up to showcase upcoming content and features of Overwatch 2.




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Vice President of Blizzard and game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed bringing new story-based missions to deliver co-op experiences that are highly replayable and heroes would make progress through a unique leveling system.

Those early rumors had mentions of new PvE story mode, new map, PvE content, introduction of a new hero and all of them came true. However, there will be at least two new hero characters; previously shown Echo and newcomer Sojourn.

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Replayable Hero Missions

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In a latest inclusion of hero characters, Sojourn from "Recall" animated short and origin video for Ana will be introduced. A former Overwatch captain, she was instrumental in Storm Rising mission and is about to re-join her old gang.

A brand-new map will be based on Canadian city Toronto and PvE story missions will help expand character stories. All current players will be allowed to play in a shared multiplayer environment with all new heroes and maps.

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Aside from story mode, a new competitive PvP mode, "Push" is coming soon to play over all existing maps. Player progression like game highlights, holiday skins, sprays and victory poses from Overwatch will be saved and can be accessible.

All of your favorite heroes are getting some sort of design changes and reinvented with visual updates. Blizzard will roll out regular content updates and seasonal events for original OW but they have no release window in mind for its sequel yet.

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Overwatch 2 Push Gameplay

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It was rumored long ago that Blizzard has been working hard on Diablo IV and Overwatch 2. Though everyone expected the former to come out, the latter was somewhat a surprise since it just launched a Nintendo Switch port recently.

Other than Diablo 4 reveal, one of the biggest announcements out of BlizzCon this year was sequel of Overwatch and Kaplan believes it will redefine everything a follow-up installment should stand for with steady stream of new contents.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Overwatch 2 May be Revealed at BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 to reveal popular hero shooter sequel Overwatch 2 with new hero and PvE game mode!

Rumors for a sequel to team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch has been out there for past couple of months but new report not only suggests that claim, it also confirms inclusion of a new hero and PvE mode.

Although developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has yet to announce Overwatch 2, it is supported by several sources that the follow-up to popular hero shooter will be officially revealed at BlizzCon 2019 on November 1, 2019.

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Overwatch 2 May be Revealed at BlizzCon 2019

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According to a recent BlizzCon training document, Rod Breslau of ESPN mentions of a new PvE story mode that is a four-player co-op mission and will take place on a new map set in Rio de Janeiro, hometown of support hero Lúcio.

Player community and professional league players have long been complaining for some of least popular modes like Assault. Attendees of BlizzCon may likely to have a chance to experience both its PvE and new game mode "Push".

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Revealed at BlizzCon 2018, in "Reunion" trailer, an omnic named Echo will be joining current hero roster as 32nd hero. She is reunited with McCree after he rescued her earlier from Ashe and her Deadlock Gang from Route 66.

Their brief conversation suggests that she used to be a partner of the outlaw gunslinger and was put into stasis for some unknown reasons. During a recall of Overwatch agents, McCree came to wake her up and join team once again.

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Back in June, Blizzard reportedly cancelled a first-person shooter title set in StarCraft universe in favor of major franchise sequels, shifting that team to work on Overwatch 2 as that scrapped FPS project used to ran on Overwatch engine.

Even though developers usually hate leaks ahead of time, Blizzard should feel lucky at this point to come in spotlight for a new game after their controversial move against Hearthstone player Ng "blitzchung" Wai Chung for political speech.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Out Now

First-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward and Activision is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

In an epic re-imagining of Modern Warfare sub-series, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision attempts to reboot first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dive deep into its gripping single-player campaign that has made a few improvements over subject matter, worked on better character development and have players face difficult truths on their journey to get a challenging experience.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Out Now

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Gritty nature of war is explored through an intense narrative where you play as protagonists CIA Agent Alex "Echo 1", Sgt. Kyle Garrick and Urzikstan Liberation Force leader Farah Karim alongside SAS Captain John Price.

Taking on various missions within campaign mode, different playstyles are included as close quarter, stealth or long-range combat. Depending on whether you are a recruit or a veteran multiple difficulty options are there to start with.

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Bravo Six, Going Dark

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In order to make multiplayer mode replayable, Infinity Ward has added a variety of competitive components. For a large scale match of more than 100 players, get on board with "Ground War" or play 2v2 mode "Gunfight" for short rounds.

Weapon customization system Gunsmith let players tweak loadouts of their primary and secondary firearms. Killstreaks rewards are back and depending on ability to recognize if NPCs are a threat or not, you get collateral damage score.

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Extremely Replayable Multiplayer

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A newly released official launch trailer for CoD: MW highlights its premise and gameplay bits in a brief showcase.




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For the first time in Call of Duty series history, Modern Warfare will feature cross-play support for players on all platforms. In following months of release, post-launch content will come to players on all platforms, for free.

Shortly before launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare faced backlash from fans over a timed exclusive Spec Ops Survival mode for PS4. There was a rumor of Activision adding loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics but that is yet to be seen.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest Halloween Event Live Now

Bloody Harvest content update of Borderlands 3 for Halloween marks first seasonal event by Gearbox.

Despite having a troubled launch, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games did pretty well with their latest release of action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Halloween for this year kicks-starts very soon and Gearbox has planned first themed event Bloody Harvest for the game with release of a free seasonal content update arriving on October 24 and will run until December 5, 2019.

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Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest Halloween Event Live Now

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World of Borderlands will celebrate its first Halloween event with a new boss, new map, Legendary weapon, gameplay and more. For nearly a month, bunch of spooky challenges and themed loot will keep Vault Hunters busy having a great time.

Newest inclusion of boss character Captain Haunt has a mean flaming green skull and shoots more heads at players. Latest gameplay mechanic Terror is designed for taking on repeatable missions and face-off Haunted enemies.

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New Event Guide Maurice

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A friendly Saurian named Maurice is introduced as guide for all of Borderlands 3 seasonal events from now on. There is a legendary weapon called Fearmonger that is basically a possessed-looking grenade launcher that freezes enemies.

Of course, getting your hands on some new loot is what to expect from a looter shooter game and Blood Harvest has you covered. Vault Hunters can also flaunt some dope seasonal skins that are exclusive to ongoing limited time post-launch content.

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Bloody Harvest Seasonal Skins

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Aside from main playable characters, seasonal cosmetic items are available for Moze's mech Iron Bear and Fl4K's pets as well. Challenge rewards include ECHO Device skin, grenade mod, shield mod, weapon skin and Weapon Trinket.

While enjoying Borderlands 3 free post-release content Bloody Harvest event, be on a lookout for upcoming 10-year anniversary of Borderlands franchise, for which Gearbox will offer players many in-game bonuses until an extent of November.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

Mary Olson, lead campaign producer of upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite leaves 343 Industries this weekend.

A short while ago in August, news came out that creative director Tim Longo of upcoming first-person shooter game Halo Infinite has left developer studio 343 Industries, only a year before its scheduled release in fall 2020.

According to Reddit and ResetEra, the company is seeing another leadership shakeup this weekend as lead campaign producer Mary Olson is also leaving 343, who was an executive producer and was promoted earlier.

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Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

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Such big departures from a very ambitious project over a short period time would likely to have people assume that the project is currently having a leadership crisis and though it is a valid concern, an employee of 343 suggests otherwise.

After Olson's departure became public knowledge, Halo community manager John Junyszek came forward clarifying what both Tim & Mary's roles were within company, which seems to create a lot of confusion lately.

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Junyszek wrote his point in a Reddit comment from his account where he talked about what Mary Olson and Tim Longo was doing at 343. Longo was hired to make creative decisions about game direction including campaign, multiplayer and more.

Mary was an executive producer, who then became lead producer to help development team deliver the game before holiday 2020 release date and her primary objective was to focus on achieve completion of its core campaign.

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Olson joins developer/publisher Midwinter Entertainment to work on upcoming multiplayer survival shooter Scavengers. Nevertheless, it won't cause any creative dilemma as she was not in charge of major creative decisions at 343 Industries.

Halo Infinite was announced as a launch title for next-gen Microsoft console Project Scarlett back in E3 2019, which will see long-awaited return of a renowned first-person shooter game series next year and a cross-platform release.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops Trailer

In a new trailer, Activision offers a close look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops co-op mode.

Serving as a soft reboot of Modern Warfare sub-series, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision is all set to arrive on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Less than away from launch, MW is revealing new details every now and then to keep up the hype. In a recently released trailer, fan-favorite game mode Special Ops marks its anticipated return and re-imagined for a new generation.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops Trailer

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Latest Modern Warfare official trailer showcases high-octane gameplay aspects of Spec Ops multiplayer mode.




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CoD: MW multiplayer mode Special Ops is comprised of a couple of interconnected Operations where you will form four-player strike teams to take down a threat from Eastern Hemisphere and complete multiple objectives as well.

In order to complete these team-based missions, players can either take a stealthy approach or go all guns blazing if they want. Throughout a wide variety of maps, Operations would offer the most involved activities and experiences.

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You and your team would engage Al-Qatala army in the city of Verdansk and destroy their detailed coordinates. Primarily, four multi-stage Operations would be available at release and progress would carry over to multiplayer modes.

You are also free to hop on an ATV, helicopter, tank or any other vehicles necessary for your tactics to succeed. Though players are free to make calculated moves, enemy A.I. will react accordingly and thus, may change the tide of battle.

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Special Ops Missions

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Missions can be played out solo or in a team of four to test your performance in a star ranking based system. These are more complex type of Operations, designed to be replayable and focused on killstreaks, weapons and other features.

Special Ops Survival is basically a wave-based horde mode where players are to go up against tides of increasingly difficult and resolved group of opponents over a Multiplayer map in co-operative combat alongside three friends.

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Since progressions will carry over and are interconnected, Spec Ops mode will serve as a great add-on to Modern Warfare campaign. Also, something sinister is teased nearing the end of trailer, which probably is a throwback to Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty series veterans would recognize some modern rendition of familiar world from Modern Warfare games. There are plans for adding more post-launch content for Spec Ops mode but no details are revealed just yet.

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Explore Tactical Options

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One of the biggest reasons for MW craze among fans is cross-play support, which is the first ever in entire CoD franchise. That excitement has faded soon for Spec Ops Survival mode as it would remain a PS4-exclusive feature for a full year.

Despite Infinity Ward denying any timed exclusivity content for Sony consoles, it was later revealed that above-mentioned multiplayer mode in fact is not coming to PC and Xbox One platforms before October 1, 2020 at all.

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However, this move shouldn't come to players as a surprise considering PS4 players got their hands on Beta program ahead of others, establishing the fact that people who own Sony consoles would get more than just Day 1 advantage.

Activision reportedly got a large number of pre-order cancelled for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare over Survival mode timed exclusivity but is still keeping up because it is too late now for any renegotiation of their contract with Sony.

Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Hell on Earth will be unleashed later than expected as Doom Eternal has now been delayed to March 2020.

It was officially revealed during E3 2019 live event that upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal is going to come out on November 22, 2019 for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Today came an announcement from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks that states that the game has been delayed to March 20, 2020 as it needs more time to live up to certain standards and being polished.

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Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

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Alongside this message came another shocker, which is Invasion Mode that lets player enter someone else's game as a demon will not be available at lunch but would be rolled out via a free update shortly after its release.

Serving as a follow-up sequel to 2016 reboot of Doom, players will return to Earth as Doom Slayer after his adventures on Mars only to find it in ruins and immediately jumps in tearing demon armies up from Hell to save humanity.

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Earlier, official Twitter account for Doom Eternal relayed the news of this unexpected delay and its reasons.


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According to new release date, Doom Eternal will come out alongside highly anticipated Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Finally, classic Doom 64 is coming to all major platforms as a pre-order bonus, also releasing on same day of 2020.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle is coming for Activision’s highly anticipated shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Only a few weeks from anticipating release on this holiday season, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming to all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25, 2019.

To celebrate the epic launch of latest Call of Duty spin-off series title release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a brand-new PS4 Pro console bundle today in association with developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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CoD: MW base game on Blu-Ray disc will be bundled with a jet-black 1TB PS4 Pro console and a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller. By purchasing the bundle, you can save off $59.99 retail price for MW Standard Edition on PS4.

Modern Warfare will raise all stakes higher than ever and players who own a 4K TV will truly appreciate all that action in 4K resolution. Playing on HD TV will also offer increased image clarity using Supersampling Mode of PS4 Pro.

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Priced $399.99 only, the bundle is already available on Best Buy for pre-order and will come to other storefronts like Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and select stores around Canada and U.S. soon on October 25, 2019.

As leaked earlier and now confirmed through recent announcement, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a timed exclusive content Spec Ops Survival mode for a full year and this is unlike anything Sony has ever done before.