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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Live Now

Season 5 goes live with Shadow Company, multiplayer maps, weapons and more for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.

A week ago, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision started teasing Season 5 of post-launch content update for first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and free-to-play battle royale experience Call of Duty: Warzone.

Season 5 is unloading tons of new content including 100 tiers of Battle Pass system, modes, four multiplayer maps, operators, free weapons and other unlockable goodies for players of Modern Warfare and Warzone, starting today.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Live Now

Latest official trailer offers a first-look at Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 gameplay overview.

Armistice alliance gets damaged after recent events at Verdansk and a new elite group known as The Shadow Company emerges and even though they are here to strengthen the Allegiance, these guys apparently play by their own rules.

Season 5 kicks in by expanding upon Warzone map by opening up Stadium doors and interiors of Train Station with a moving freight train. Moreover, there will be a new Ground War mode, Gunfight map and 6v6 maps for more action.

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Verdansk Opens Up

Shadow Company is arriving at Verdansk stadium for both Modern Warfare multiplayer and Warzone. Given a new premise for combat, you need to rethink your drop plans and come up with an improved strategy to secure victory.

Work alongside your fellow operators to secure the hulking locomotive to get some protection or use it for serious takedown. Mini Royale is a newly introduced, squeezed down version of main Battle Royale mode that never slows down.

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Train Station Now Open

You can get your hands onto 100 tiers of new content in newest Battle Pass for Season 5 by simply playing through. Earn up to 1,300 CoD Points and unlock new blueprints, Shadow Company operator, skins and much more.

New operator Marcus Ortega AKA Lerch is Shadow Company leader and is available in "Behemoth" skin. He becomes more tactical with his "Colossus" and "Gargantua" variants, earned upon completion of his operator's mission.

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Season 5 Battle Pass Contents

Keeping up with themes of Shadow Company, expect to see many Battle Pass items to have a dark and gritty makeover. On vehicle customization menu, look up for "Night Ranger" SUV, "Siege Tower" cargo truck and "Tarrasch" ATV vehicle skins.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 is currently live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who own a copy of MW can get four new content and maps to challenge yourself playing Gunfight and Ground War modes.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Add Cross-Play

343 Industries plans to add cross-play, custom game browser and more to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

While anticipating release of upcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite for holiday 2020, developer 343 Industries and publisher Xbox Game Studios are still committed to include new games to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

In a recent update, Halo 3 joined Master Chief Collection and 343 Industries plans to introduce cross-play, custom game browser, input-based matchmaking, keyboard and mouse support and server region selection by end of 2020.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Add Cross-Play

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Cross-play support will enable players on Windows PC and Xbox consoles to jump together into adventure. You are most likely to get paired with a player with same input device such as controller or keyboard, in input-based matchmaking.

Aside from their key-features to include in roadmap for 2020, dev team has also planned for double keybinds for all games, in-game frame rate cap adjustments, PC file share, quality of life improvements, Steam account linking and more.

RELATED: Halo TV Series Casts Natascha McElhone as Cortana

Despite having a rocky launch back in 2014, Master Chief Collection has improved over time and 343 seems to be more than willing to update its multiplayer experience just for the price of base game or an Xbox Game Pass membership.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was originally launched by 343 Industries and Microsoft with Halo: Reach back in 2019. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 have been added to Halo: MCC and Halo 3: ODST is expected to join next.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

Bungie dev team and Valve fixes "Beaver" network errors that plagued Destiny 2 players since launch of Shadowkeep.

Last month, developer/publisher Bungie announced upcoming Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter title Destiny 2 and its next major expansion Beyond Light is currently set to release on November 10, 2020.

Ever since Windows PC version of Destiny 2 has moved from to Steam last year, players are facing connection errors regularly. Bungie recently took actions to fix these errors codenamed "Beaver" and make D2 more stable.

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Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

RELATED: Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

Bungie has found reasons behind recent network issues that have been causing disruption to all in-game activities. Last week, Destiny dev team alongside Valve has identified hardware issues in data center of certain locations worldwide.

Bungie recently reveals that primary errors have originated from Steam data centers and Valve already did their part. After rolling out a fix, errors on PC are lessened significantly and D2 will become much more stable in near future.

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Ever since D2 servers were moved to Steam at launch of Shadowkeep expansion, players were having a hard time connoting to friends. Things get worse sometime and they get kicked off in the middle of activities like Dungeons or Raids.

However, Guardians can still come across "Beaver" errors due to poor internet connection on their end. Otherwise, Destiny 2 players with a better network would only face such problem during ongoing scheduled maintenance period.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

Bungie offers first look of Stasis powers in newest Destiny 2: Beyond Light gameplay trailer at Xbox Games Showcase.

On November 10, developer/publisher Bungie will start off a new chapter in free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 with release of its upcoming major expansion Beyond Light DLC for all available platforms and next-gen.

During announcement of Beyond Light earlier in June 2020, players only got a brief sneak peak at new elemental power. Today, Bungie offered a better look via new gameplay trailer focused on Stasis at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

RELATED: Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

Ahead of Beyond Light DLC release within months, Bungie reveals new D2 trailer featuring Stasis gameplay.

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At long last, Guardians are about to make contact with Darkness in Beyond Light and wield Stasis elemental powers. Latest trailer sheds light on new gameplay aspects, super abilities, and inclusion of Stasis sub-classes for Destiny 2.

Players will be creating huge pillars of ice on the go using Stasis grenades for insane level of terrain manipulation. They can also use general attack abilities to encase them in ice or to slow down enemies before shattering them to shards.

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Guardians have been working for Traveler since the beginning and using its power of Light to fight off Darkness. For most part in Destiny lore, Darkness has remained mysterious force but is recently making its presence known to all.

Players also encountered a few pyramid ships during Season of Arrivals that will block access to several locations in Beyond Light expansion, which is a part of Bungie's strategy of introducing a vault, to temporarily remove certain content.

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Bungie had to delay release of Beyond Light DLC from September 22 to November 10 under working restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. An optimized version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will arrive for next-gen at launch as well.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will kicks off Year 4 Season 2 content through a trilogy of expansions including The Witch Queen and Lightfall. Later this year, Xbox Game Pass will add D2 and allow members access to all of its current expansions.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

Bungie will be adding Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass this September, with access to all current expansions.

Over the years, developer/publisher Bungie added a host of content to 2017 online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 since launch. Following recent legacy of Forsaken and Shadowkeep, a new expansion, Beyond Light will arrive on November 10.

A joint announcement from Bungie and Microsoft came in recently at Xbox Games Showcase, revealing Destiny 2 will become available for members of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X, with all its expansions including Beyond Light.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

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During Xbox digital event, Bungie released a new video for upcoming Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light plans to take players to icy moon of Jupiter, which is a new location called Europa. A new sub-class Stasis gets introduced to Guardians along with elemental power of Darkness and new raid Deep Stone Crypt.

Another playable location Cosmodrome will be back on Earth for players to take part in Vault of Glass raid from original Destiny. Soon as Beyond Light launches, Bungie will temporarily move several activities and location into a content vault.

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Game Pass members will get access to all current D2 expansions from September and Beyond Light will join at launch in November. An optimized version of Destiny 2 will run in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X.

Bungie intends to support cross-generation play for D2 and ensure you playing the best version of the game using Smart Delivery. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can experience Destiny 2 remotely on their phone or tablet via Project xCloud.

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You may want to purchase Season of Arrivals or Season of the Worthy separately for all content as Game Pass only gives you access to standard editions of early D2 expansions like Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken and Shadowkeep DLC.

Even if you don't have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a free-to-play version titled Destiny 2: New Light has been made available since 2019. Bungie chose to move with Microsoft lately after spending previous generation with PlayStation.

Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

343 Industries offers a first-look at campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite during Xbox Games Showcase today.

A year ago, a cinematic trailer titled "Discover Hope" offered first glimpse at story premise for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite by developer 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Since E3 2020 has now been cancelled due to a global pandemic of Coronavirus outbreak, 343 Industries and Microsoft announced in March to reveal long-anticipated gameplay footage in a demo trailer at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

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Take a first look at Halo Infinite official gameplay video in real-time from early hours of story campaign.

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After a Pelican pilot finds Master Chief floating in space, he reaches out and revives him earlier. As they are forced to crash land on the ring when they are shot at with anti-aircraft guns, Chief decides to go out and take care of business.

Halo Infinite delves into its classic gameplay mechanic from very beginning and players will be wielding a variety of weapons. To engage enemies in combat, Chief will be using MA40 assault rifle to VK78 Commando and even plasma grenade.

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Driving a Warthog into battle, he comes across several members of the alien race known as Banished and their War Chief Escharum. John-117 can traverse through locations using a world map or simply running and gunning towards levels.

Infinite is said to be several times larger than last two series releases, powered by Slipspace Engine. One of the most amazing feats of display was latest inclusion of grappling hook for traversal into map and return of shield technology.

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One missing aspect was exclusion of online multiplayer mode, which is an essential experience for any games of Halo series. Microsoft Studios hosting a major reveal event without giving a peek at multiplayer gameplay seems quite odd.

Xbox has announced recently that there will be another digital showcase in coming months to reveal Xbox Series X launch date and hopefully, they will treat fans with a much-awaited look at Halo Infinite multiplayer mode at a later date.

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A brief cinematic trailer teases an expansive Halo Infinite campaign with MJOLNIR armor assembling.

RELATED: Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

Infinite is a launch title for Microsoft's next-gen console and a "spiritual reboot" to Halo military shooter franchise. However, gameplay demo didn't look much like next-gen compared to any of its very impressive looking cut-scenes so far.

Though a release date is yet to be revealed, Halo Infinite is set to arrive this holiday season for Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles via Microsoft Store and Steam, while also simultaneously launching on Xbox Game Pass.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

Previous release date for Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion has been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in June, developer/publisher Bungie revealed plans to add a new trilogy of expansions in Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 to start a new era and first one among them was Beyond Light.

Bungie originally planned to launch Beyond Light DLC expansion on September 22 and reveal more features very soon, which is now been delayed to November 10, 2020 due to working restrictions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

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Even though Bungie is one of the best studios to work remotely under current circumstances, they had to push back next chapter of Destiny 2 by a few more weeks just to meet certain quality standards because of recent challenges.

Beyond Light plans to include new gears, location, missions, raid, weaponry and everything that players expect from its next expansion, which will form the major upcoming D2 story arc alongside its follow-up The Witch Queen and Lightfall.

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For a brief time, Destiny 2 is temporarily removing several activities and locations from game while taking away weekly reward cap on raids for rest of the season, allowing players to grind for best exotic loots as long as they are available.

Recent actions of Bungie are disappointing to some fans but are taken for a better future of D2 players in long run. Previous plans for rumored development of Destiny 3 have been scrapped and are replaced with new content update strategy.

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Beyond Light is coming at a time when majority of D2 player community were longing for a new update after Shadowkeep that would rejuvenate Destiny 2 once again like The Taken King did for original Destiny and there is only months to go.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be first DLC expansion to release on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Progress will be shared within two console generation with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version receiving free upgrade to next-gen.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Far Cry 6 Revealed

Ubisoft officially reveals Far Cry 6 at UbiForward event recently, confirming early leaks and a 2021 release date.

Not many games in recent memory from developer/publisher Ubisoft (or any other game company) have been plagued with series of major online leaks as much as upcoming Far Cry 6 as it failed to keep any major secrets so far.

An official world premier trailer for FC6 has been announced at UbiForward digital event today, offering first-look at in-game characters, story setting and February 18, 2021 release date, as revealed earlier via a leak on PlayStation Store.

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Far Cry 6 Revealed

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Far Cry 6 reveal trailer sheds light on its story premise and introduces its primary antagonist Anton Castillo.

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A Spanish song is being played in a walkman as a young boy was playing with his toy car when a man walks into the room of a palace-like house. Addressing that boy as his son Diego (Anthony Gonzalez), he claims to bring a gift for him.

Handing over a grenade in Diego's hand, he starts explaining its basics and how it works before telling the boy to follow him. As a ruling dictator and El Presidente of island nation Yara, he starts grooming his successor to hate on people.

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

You will assume the role of freedom fighter protagonist Dani Rojas as both a male or female character and can use a series of powerful weapons and vehicles to fight back fascism alongside rebel allies and a wiener dog named Chorizo.

Although many price for next-gen titles seem to have increased to $69.99 lately, Ubisoft will be retailing Far Cry 6 for $59.99 across all systems. Also, players who buy current-gen FC6 versions will receive free upgrade to next-gen consoles.

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Far Cry 6 Pre-Order Bonus

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Anton Castillo is portrayed by Emmy Award nominee actor Giancarlo Esposito (Dear White People, The Mandalorian), who is renowned for his role of a ruthless drug lord named Gus Fring on acclaimed AMC crime drama Breaking Bad.

Far Cry 6 is confirmed to arrive next year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. There are three special editions available for digital and physical pre-order with a special DLC pack as bonus.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Crysis Remastered Still Coming to Switch

Crytek confirms on Twitter that Crysis Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch console on July 23, 2020.

Days before official premiere, gameplay trailer for much-anticipated Crysis Remastered got leaked on Microsoft Store and due to negative fan reactions over its poor graphics quality, developer/publisher Crytek decided to delay release.

Before being hit by social media criticisms, Crysis Remastered was about to be release on July 23, which has now been postponed. However, Crytek is planning to launch Nintendo Switch version of the game on formerly scheduled time.

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Crysis Remastered Still Coming to Switch

RELATED: Crysis Remastered Delayed Due to Poor Fan Reaction

With a cryptic tweet, Crysis Remastered was teased for consoles and PC back in April 2020. When time for a gameplay reveal finally arrived, fans pointed out from a leaked video that graphics didn't look as impressive as they hoped.

Taking note from player feedback, Crytek decides to push back their set release date right away to do more polishing. With only two weeks away from previously planned launch date, they announced to hit Switch console just in time.

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Crytek has officially confirmed fans on their Switch release date for Crysis Remastered on Twitter lately.

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Crytek has yet to reveal a new official date for Crysis Remastered release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ever since release, original Crysis game has pushed PC limits to extreme test and served as a benchmark for higher visual quality.

Crytek cancelling out Switch delay for Crysis Remastered is surely a blessing for many Nintendo Switch fans and they are surely in luck to have the chance experiencing Crysis for first time ever while players on other platforms are still waiting.