Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

After unexpected review bombing earlier, Borderlands 2 suddenly becomes one of most played games on Steam.

When developer Gearbox Software launched popular looter shooter title Borderlands 2 back in 2012, it became very popular among players and sold over 13 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful game from publisher 2K Games.

Now that it's much awaited sequel Borderlands 3 has been announced lately, Vault Hunters are getting back at it once again. It has picked a notable peak among PC gamers on Steam recently as one of the most played titles on the platform.

borderlands 2 steam most played game 2019
Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Announced

Despite the game getting review bombed at the platform after an unpleasant discovery of it being an exclusive to Epic Games Store, players are taking their interest on the title again by giving it a massive boost on Steam charts.

At March 31, number of concurrent players started to rise above an average flow and by April 8, it quickly became one of the top 5 most played games on the platform when those numbers were pumped up to 59K and more.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Borderlands 2 were an all-time high with a simultaneous number of 123,596 players back in September 2012 and this recent climb is nearly half of that. Aside from in anticipation of upcoming sequel, there are other potential reasons for this rise.

The game is now on sale at 75% discount on store and recent arrival of The Handsome Collection with remastered graphics were offered for free who already owned it and these factors surely contributed to spike some interest.

borderlands 2 steam charts 2019 most played
Borderlands 2 Player Count on Steam Charts

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Release Date

Besides, many players were just getting prepped up to get back to the series that is back after seven years and perhaps they want to show Gearbox that they are more than happy to wait until 2020 until exclusivity of Epic Store expires.

Whatever the real reasons were behind this sudden growth, it still is amazing that fans showing love to beloved Borderlands action role-playing shooter franchise, so much so that they gave it an impressive 500% increase in average player count.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Fans of the series cheered in joy when Borderlands 3 was revealed at PAX East last month but a major fraction among them from PC platform were angry when it was revealed to be an Epic Games Store exclusive for first six months.

They didn't like it a bit and started review bombing Borderlands 2 on Steam and while Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford added more fuel to that rage machine; Steam actually took steps in retaining its former "Overwhelmingly Positive" score.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Borderlands 3 Release Date

Gearbox brings back original looter-shooter for this year when Borderlands 3 will unleash all-new mayhem on September 2019.

Finally, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has confirmed their upcoming action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 13, 2019 as early leaks suggested.

Even though they already made known publicly of the arrival of their latest installment of popular looter shooter series at PAX East, Gearbox came up with an official announcement trailer to reveal major details as they promised.

borderlands 3 gearbox 2k games release date pre order
Borderlands 3 Release Date

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Announced

A mayhem-fueled official trailer is released to introduce characters and premise of newest Borderlands adventure.




RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed for E3 2019

Encapsulating general energy of the franchise, the trailer showcased new Vault Hunters, revealed their special abilities, got us a new glimpse of the bad guys and then rain showered guns from a number count of more than a billion.

Four new ragtag playable characters have also debuted in the trailer that is fully customizable and ready to kick some bucket. Lock and load with Moze, who can summon her Iron Bear mech by digitally constructing it out of nowhere for extra firepower.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

As a Siren, Amara is able to generate ethereal fists for muscler aid and former hitman Zane brings a lot of gadgets in fight. FL4K is a "Beastmaster" robot among their ranks who call in surrounding some battle-pets for combat.

Then there are hipster looking evil Calypso Twins, who are looking forward to assemble all bandit clans in a quest to acquire ultimate power within the galaxy with a very simple plan of causing total destruction of everything.

borderlands 3 multiplayer gearbox 2k games
Seamless Co-Op Action

RELATED: The Elder Scrolls Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Players can join and team up in both local and online multiplayer game with fellow Vault Hunters despite having different levels or mission progress status. If you preferred classic co-op rules of Borderlands 2 better, that is also an option.

Like it was leaked though a series of now non-existing Tweets, the game indeed is launching on PC as a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store and will not be available on other digital outlets until April 2020, which irritates majority of players on PC platform.

borderlands 3 gold weapon skins pack pre order bonus
Gold Weapon Skins Pack

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Pre-order for the game is currently open and purchasing Standard Edition will cost you only $59.99. You will receive gold weapon skins as bonus for pre-purchase and can get a free PS4 theme on PlayStation Store along with a Psycho Mask, which is only for UK.

Both Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition are bundled with Season Pass and additional content would be priced $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. Spending $249.99 will get you tons of more goodies in a Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition.

borderlands 3 diamond loot chest collectors edition uk ps4
Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Out on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Aside from all the crazy loot showering variant editions of the game, you can still enjoy grabbing more loot than any other previous releases for sure. Previously shown guns with legs can also verbally abuse enemies while chasing them down! Cool, right?

Making an anticipated comeback after so many years, Borderlands 3 hypes up many old-school fans but also disappoints a fraction by choosing Epic Games over Steam. Nevertheless, Gearbox will return with an official gameplay reveal event on May 1.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Alcatraz Blackout Map

New Alcatraz map comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 today on PS4 with a month of free access to Blackout on all platforms.

Latest entry in long-running Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon while managing to keep up their player base as well.

A Battle Royale mode introduced for this popular multiplayer shooter called Blackout has been giving tough competition to similar games from the genre since launch and a brand-new map Alcatraz is debuting for the titular mode.

call of duty black ops 4 blackout alcatraz map ps4
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Alcatraz Blackout Map

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Leaked

A reveal trailer for brand-new Alcatraz quickly goes through highlights of the map that is a new addition to CoD: BO4.




RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

Black Ops 4 owners on PlayStation 4 can jump right in to experience the thrill of multiplayer deathmatch in newest standalone Blackout map Alcatraz. However, players on PC and Xbox One will have to wait for a later date to barge in on April 9.

Aside from main Battle Royale map, Alcatraz is based on co-op Zombies mode map "Mob of the Dead" from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which is situated on titular prison island and designed to emphasize more on close-quarter combats.

call of duty black ops 4 battle royale blackout alcatraz
Close Combat Warfare

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Players are dropped from above to gear up for taking down enemies waiting right above each corner to get the drop on them. Prepare for any sudden frenzy of firefight as you and your teammates are busy collecting items within these prison ground.

Because there are less place to roam around, conflicts will be shorter than usual and end faster than you expect as there are no time to form a long-term plan. So, better keep a prying eye on those dockside, jail cells, warehouses and yards for anyone sneaking.

call of duty black ops 4 blackout battle royale alcatraz free
Intense Blackout Action

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII – Shadow War DLC Announced

Near guaranteed victories can turn into defeat in split-seconds if you are not careful enough when you are at this dig or make a wrong move for there is more dense number of rivals prowling in tighter spaces, which favors every odd against you.

Outside of the prison tower, there are places like a temporary helipad, a powerhouse, few apartment blocks, many abandoned mobile medical units, tents and warehouses to hide for cover but none too secure to stay for long though.

call of duty black ops 4 blackout alcatraz zombies
Look Out for Zombies

RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies – Blood of the Dead Trailer

Blackout Free Access
Also, try not to miss out the fact that Blackout is free for all on PC, PS4 and Xbox One from April 2 and access will last until April 30, for a thrilling multiplayer experience for anyone interested in trying out the last-man-standing shooter mode.

So, buckle up to play Solo or Duos and Quads with your friends online and run through both maps with all weapon updates for an entire month and in case if you choose to purchase CoD: BO4 after that, your progress will surely be carried thorough.

call of duty black ops 4 blackout alcatraz free to play
Blackout Mode Free Access

RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies "Chaos" Story Trailer

Scouting through Alcatraz is a complete different scenario than it was on original Blackout map and therefore, you must consider equipment and items that you usually left behind like the Grapple Gun and watch out for those flesh-eating Zombies.

Starting from today, Treyarch brings you a fully action-packed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ride with free Blackout mode, offering a glimpse of the chaotic environment of Battle Royale that comes with newly added map Alcatraz and features.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

It was leaked via a series of official Tweets that Borderlands 3 would arrive on September 13 as an Epic Games Store exclusive.

Only days have passed since developer Gearbox Software announced their much anticipated action role-playing game Borderlands 3 in association with publisher 2K Games at PAX East 2019 followed by a "Mask of Mayhem" teaser earlier.

No select platform for this upcoming looter shooter has been confirmed yet and so is an official date of release but apparently PC version of the game is going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive, according to a now deleted official Tweet.

borderlands 3 pc exclusive epic store leak
Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Announced

Among a series of Tweets from Borderlands official Twitter account was a release date of September 13 when they referenced the game as "Mayhem" just like many times they did before but ended up deleting it because it was way too early.

If that is true then previous theories of it coming on October 2019 is debunked and a brief clip that was posted in a follow-up Tweet also has hint at the title being heading towards Epic Games' digital distribution platform on launch as well.

RELATED: Back 4 Blood Announced

Lucky for us, Twitter user Wario64 has pulled it out of internet archive and posted for everyone to take a look at.



RELATED: Killing Floor 2: Cyber Revolt Update Live Now

People initially thought of it as a sort of "April Fool" prank but then again, why would someone joke about a long-awaited game that is nothing but a jerk move unless it was not meant to come out right now and maybe on a later date?

There is a brief footage on the second deleted Tweet which has the Epic Games Store logo at bottom left beside 2K and Gearbox, which doesn't give away anything about its exclusivity essentially but surprisingly, we see no logo for Steam there.

RELATED: Wolfenstein: Youngblood Story Trailer

Whatever doubts anyone had on their minds regarding these sudden leaks are later addressed by Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford and he gave us some pretty strong hints at where they are going in terms of distribution in a series of Tweets.

Pitchford directly said nothing about their stand on the situation of the game being a timed exclusive and neither denied nor confirmed anything officially.



RELATED: Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

Pitchford also pointed out that the upcoming FPS title would be a timed exclusive for at least six months on Epic. He also brought up their support for cross-platform play for PC and consoles but irritated fans are still vouching for releasing it to Steam.

Though he cleverly pointed everyone to 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive for further queries by stating they do not decide which partner or platform to choose when it comes to circulation, fans are yet not happy about moving over to Epic Games.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Being an Epic Games Store exclusive is not actually a bad thing but considering their launcher having a series of issues including account security; Steam is a better choice for PC gamer base who does not like to shop on other platforms.

Besides, all of previous Borderlands games are still on Valve's distribution outlet and are quite popular on the platform. Therefore, making Borderlands 3 a high-profile exclusive to their rival store makes it somewhat awkward and very surprising move.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Borderlands 3 Announced

With an official developer trailer, Gearbox Software finally announces long-awaited game Borderlands 3 at PAX East.

So, developer Gearbox Software has teased a reveal for their next game at PAX East on Twitter earlier and many have guessed that it is going to be none other than long-anticipated action role-playing title Borderlands 3 for all the obvious reasons.

Then came a teaser trailer titled "Mask of Mayhem" that gave away existence of upcoming Borderlands game and finally, they ended up officially announcing what everyone was hoping for with a brief look gameplay footage in same old cel-shaded graphics.

borderlands 3 gearbox software 2K games
Borderlands 3 Announced

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Take a look at the official developer trailer for upcoming Borderlands 3 game by Gearbox and publisher 2K Games.




RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Out on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

We noticed many recurring features common to the known franchise where four player ragtag squad of Vault Hunters minding their own business among big mechs running rampant within a huge playing field for shooting each other out.

Familiar faces like Brick, Ellie, Lilith, Marcus, Maya, Mordecai and Tiny Tina are shown briefly, there were four new characters that are possibly going to take lead. Each of these Vault Hunters displays their amazingly unique abilities in battlefield.

RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed for E3 2019

Whether or not they are all back in planet Pandora, there are giant robots and hideous mutant creatures wandering around desert wastelands cities, and swam areas to get shot. Two new villains are introduced as well without given any details on them.

Borderlands has a tradition of showering players with tons of loot mostly in forms of weapons and developers have included a ridiculous number of guns for the next chapter, which is more than one billion and some of them even have legs!

RELATED: The Elder Scrolls Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A remastered version of the original game from 2009 titled Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is coming next week for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This one will feature all four DLC packs alongside new cosmetic items and weapons.

Although Gearbox Software has yet to confirm fans of a possible release date or available platforms, publisher 2K Games have promised to reveal more Borderlands 3 information on April 3, 2019, which is only a week away from now.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Story Trailer

Bethesda unleashes Blazkowicz twins Jess and Soph on a Nazi-occupied Paris in new Wolfenstein: Youngblood story trailer.

Up until now, we had nothing more but an official teaser trailer from E3 2018 for upcoming first-person shooter game Wolfenstein: Youngblood from developer Machine Games and Arkane Studios in association with publisher Bethesda Softworks of course.

Youngblood is officially heading over to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform by July 26, 2019 release date and now we have some story details shown in a new trailer that would take us to a grim alternate reality.

wolfenstein youngblood story jess and soph bBlazkowicz
Wolfenstein: Youngblood Story Trailer

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

Watch out for a new Nazi threat arising in the newly released story trailer of the game with bits of gameplay footage as well.




RELATED: Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

Players will take on the roles of series protagonist BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters for a co-op shooter adventure. Jess and Soph Blazkowicz are "The Terror Twins" taking after their father who just vanished without leaving a trace behind.

However, sources tell that he was last seen in a Nazi occupied Paris last time and so, his daughters prep themselves up fighting an army of fascist to find him out. Throughout the streets of France, these two fatale then unleashes hell on tyranny.

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

This standalone next chapter of Wolfenstein is intended for people to play and share together via a "Buddy Pass" system that is offered with Deluxe Edition of the game, which allows players to team-up with a friend who doesn't own a copy but two of them should play at once.

A beneficiary can be anyone and everyone from a group of pals but only one at a time can play with the owner for a shared experience. Afterwards, they can choose to purchase a full version game anytime if they want to play on their own.

wolfenstein youngblood zitadelle combat
City of Lights and Blood

RELATED: Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

Priced $39.99 only, Youngblood Deluxe Edition also offers a bunch of in-game content in form of cosmetics items such as Cyborg Skin Pack for the twins to give them a shiny outlook. It also offers other weapons like guns, combat knives and hatchets.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood chronologically takes place after Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and is winding up to serve as a prequel to upcoming Wolfenstein III, which Vice president Pete Hines have confirmed to be in works back in September 2018.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Killing Floor 2: Cyber Revolt Update Live Now

Cyber Revolt has emerged into popular zombie shooter Killing Floor 2 through free seasonal update from developer Tripwire.

As a successful sequel to first-person shooter title Killing Floor by developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive, Killing Floor 2 has come a long way after initially launching back in 2014 and keeping players engaged with frequent updates.

This year, you can witness a cyberpunk revolution of the undead and can wield some freshly available Horzine tech killer hardware in latest Cyber Revolt seasonal update that is currently live now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

killing floor 2 cyber revolt free update 2019 live
Killing Floor 2: Cyber Revolt Update Live Now

RELATED: Back 4 Blood Announced

Have a look at Cyber Revolt free update in a newly released official trailer showcasing maps, outfits and weapons.




RELATED: Resident Evil, Zero & 4 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Mercenaries are armed with cyber themed gears and weaponries to slay oncoming horde of Zeds with ruthless efficiency. One of the finest new additions is Helios Rifle that fires off plasma balls in three round bursts or in full auto mode.

This new powered assault rifle is designed for Firebug perk to cook those rotten fleshes with energy rounds and explode them inside out. Another energy based weapon for gory destruction is called Killerwatt, which is for Survivalist perk.

killing floor 2 cyber revolt event cyberpunk revolution
Cyberpunk Revolution Returns

RELATED: World War Z PvPvZ Mode

Operating on two different modes, the rifle either fires high-velocity wave of electricity bolts in automatic rounds or can be used to unleash an "overcharge" storm at the freaks and see them all left in meaty pieces in front of you.

A community-made map named Spillway set on a dam facility is added to KF2 as part of the event that is compatible for Endless, Survival, VS Survival and Weekly Outbreaks game modes to have more Zed encounters within corridors and open spaces.

killing floor 2 cyber revolt spillway dam themed community map
New Spillway Map

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Sniper Elite 4 and More

To reclaim Spillway facility from those ravenous packs would take a lot of teamwork and survival skills, which would obviously be rewarded with Cyberpunk variant outfit upon completion of all objectives as long as the seasonal event lasts.

Several of community reported bugs and crash fixes were fixed regards to joining new game sessions and others. Also, PC players can play the game for free throughout the week and purchase later on for a 67% discount at Steam.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

Started with a beta from last month, Cyber Revolt event is here to shake things up within the renowned zombie shooter and developers are tirelessly working to adjusting any issues reported by fans even after 18 months of the release of it.

Tripwire introduces the first major content update for their beloved zombie shooter in 2019 via this update and they have been supplying so much post-launch content for free to improve Killing Floor 2 experience for every new and seasoned players.

Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

4A Games drops free Ranger Update for Metro Exodus that lets players experience New Game + mode with additional features.

Drawing conclusion to a nearly decade-long Metro first-person shooter game trilogy, Metro Exodus by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has garnered nothing but praise upon launch back in February for keeping up their standard.

Developers have deployed their first major patch for the game titled the "Ranger Update" that would take up to 6GB worth drive space. Depending on whether you are on PC or PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, patch notes will vary a little.

metro exodus new game plus free ranger update
Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

RELATED: Metro Exodus Out Now

Owners of the game can get their hands on this free update on their respectable platforms today, which introduces a new game plus mode bundled with a bunch of gameplay features, improvements and essential bug fixes for everyone.

New Game+ would only unlock when a player completes the whole story once and then begin a fresh new campaign with every attachment and weapons they gained in the earlier playthrough from the get go without having to go look for them again.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

You can completely change how your next run would go in game plus by twitching enemy behaviors, increase their frequency or making them more tough and dangerous at the same time to have a more challenging experience.

Instead of having all available weapons at start, anyone can choose to reduce their inventory down to a single weapon for a more thrilling journey. You can also find developer commentary in as Green Tape Players collectible items to offer you a peak behind the scenes.

RELATED: Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

An all-new way of going into a dark world of Metro; "Ranger Update" lets you have a new gripping take every time and even possibly to an alternate ending. Players on Xbox One are getting their desired mouse and keyboard support as part of the update.

Metro Exodus continues a journey into a fictional post-apocalyptic wasteland of former Russia as a follow up to previously released games Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, based on the best-selling novels of author Dmitry Glukhovsky.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

battlefield 5 firestorm battle royale gameplay trailer xb1
Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

RELATED: Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

RELATED: Battlefield V Player Visibility Issues Experiment

Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

battlefield 5 battle royale firestorm gameplay panzer tanks
Firestorm Combat Vehicles

RELATED: Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Release Date

Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.