Showing posts with label Free-to-Play. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

Update 0.9: Aid is coming to upcoming free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor in July for Xbox One.

Currently looking forward to a summer 2019 release window, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been working on improving experience for their upcoming free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor on Xbox One platform.

Available via Xbox Game Preview program, developers are planning to drop one last major content update before launch. Bohemia will be rolling out Update 0.9: Aid in this July and offers an early closer look at what's coming.

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Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

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Developers are keeping tabs on community feedback and responding to reports of unsteady shooting, they improved its gunplay. Now that it has been patched, you should be having more fun with your weapons at hand and rely on them more.

Some animations and interactions are also reworked as to go with more weapons configuration for a better experience. Lately, a new feature called Random Duos was added to this survival game for finding out fellow Outlanders to partner up.

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Spectator Mode Added

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Update 0.9 is aiming to introduce a spectator mode to let you run over what went wrong once you are killed. Back when people used to play Vigor in early phase, they had no leads on what to do but now, there will be a new tutorial to offer help.

Player complaints about in-game currency Crowns are taken into account and soon they would likely to get customization items. Finally, there would be Outlander's shop in-game to acquire backpack, headgear, uniforms and much more.

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In-Game Outlander Shop

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When the title sees a full free-to-play release this summer, Founders will get advantage over newcomers in terms of progression. As extra rewards, they will receive all previously purchased Crowns, various crates depending on their current levels and Founder's shirt.

Update 0.9 is surely packing biggest changes that will make your survival in a post-war Norway more intense than ever. Courtesy of Xbox Game Preview, player can have a two hour-long free trail of Vigor on Xbox One and it is enhanced for Xbox One X as well.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

DC Universe Online Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch version for free-to-play MMO game DC Universe Online is announced to come in summer 2019.

Since it was released back in 2011, action focused free-to-play MMO title DC Universe Online from developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company in association with WB Games has grown exponentially with series of events and updates.

Over past eight years, this popular massive multiplayer online game has expanded its overall player count on all major gaming platforms. Recently, an official Tweet has confirmed arrival of DCUO for Nintendo Switch on summer 2019.

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DC Universe Online Comes to Nintendo Switch

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A brand-new teaser trailer is released to herald the arrival of DC Universe Online on next-gen Nintendo handheld.




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Based on a gameplay mechanic of creating customizable character of your own using pre-built templates or a design inspired by existing figures, players would come across iconic comic-book characters from DC Universe and interact with them.

The game would send players to Gotham City, Metropolis and other popular locations as well. Depending on whatever alliances you choose, your character would eventually make their way into Justice League or Secret Society of Super Villains.

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Creative director S.J. Mueller of DCUO is excited to bring DC experience of superhero adventure for people to have on the go via Switch handheld. However, developers also stated that there might be some small changes in it due to port.

Lately, Justice League Dark episode has been included in DC Universe Online lore on March 2019 after it was updated with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract in July 2018 and it was followed up by Atlantis story expansion on November 2018.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

League of Legends May Come to Mobile

Riot Games and Tencent are reportedly working on a mobile version of MOBA sensation League of Legends.

Despite having some internal issues with their workforce currently, developer/publisher Riot Games is still doing well with their popular free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends over Mac and PC platform.

Apparently, Riot Games is collaborating with parent company Tencent on a mobile version of the game for Android and iOS devices. Although it has been in works for more than a year now, we will not see it launching anytime soon in 2019.

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League of Legends May Come to Mobile

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Major portion of League player from Western regions prefer to play MOBA games on PC but then there is Eastern market with huge potential for growth, which is mostly leaning towards playing their games on mobile devices.

Those player bases are major target for Chinese corporate giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to develop a mobile version of LoL to grow their overall player count and adding new source of revenue for the game at the same time.

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Tencent has previously worked on a MOBA game titled Honour of Kings for Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch that was re-branded for Western market as Arena of Valor but it failed their expectation of gaining same level of success as LoL.

We can expect that mobile version of League of Legends would probably have gameplay similarities to Arena of Valor. One can only wonder whether or not it would allow PC and mobile accounts to be linked or offer free skins as daily log-in bonuses!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now

Season 1 Battle Pass for free-to-play online shooter Warface adds new themed content and rewards.

Today, developer Crytek Kiev and publisher My.com releases Sunrise update for their free-to-play online first-person shooter title Warface, which also comes with Season 1 Battle Pass for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In their biggest update yet, developers packed in new enemies, gameplay mechanics, locations, PvP map, story raid and weapons for console players. Earning extra in-game rewards only requires you to play the game.

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Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now

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Check out all those unique and exotic Warface items for over 100 tiers of rewards in first ever Battle Pass on consoles.




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Battle Pass offers a chance to score more rewards by playing PvP or PvE missions and making progress through 100 tiers upon completion. Players on PS4 and Xbox can increase their chance of unlocking them by playing more.

For completing certain levels, Maori-style items from K.I.W.I. series are given in rewards that have absurd stats. Plus, there are uniquely designed boots, gloves, headgear, vests and weapon camo to add to your collection as well.

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New Sanctuary Map

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Latest update will only upgrade Warface with Battle Pass trial version but you can only go up to level 10 claiming prize. Updating to full version allows you to play thorough level 100 to earn one of most powerful submachine guns, Kriss Super V Custom as grand prize.

Sunrise Raid would take your squad to a Japan-themed island in Pacific, looking for Blackwood Corporation. When there, expect to cross paths with new enemies and experience some plot twists within the story raid.

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Yakuza Weapons Series

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Sanctuary Map is a location based on Japanese setting of Sunrise Raid and is available for a PvP mode "Free For All", outside of raid. Also, Yakuza weapon series modeled in traditional Japanese design are there to grab 'em to your collection.

There are about 20 new achievements over Sunrise and Yakuza weapon in Season 1 Battle Pass of Warface that are up for display on your profile. Although good things came a bit late on PS4 and Xbox One, it is great to eventually have them after all.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Minecraft Earth for Mobile Announced

Augmented reality game Minecraft Earth for mobile is revealed to celebrate 10 year anniversary of Minecraft.

It has been ten years since sandbox video game Minecraft from developer/publisher Mojang was launched on PC and has managed to sell over 176 million copies worldwide during its decade-long run to become best-selling video game of all time.

To celebrate 10 years of amazing success of this beloved franchise, Microsoft has announced a free-to-play augmented reality game Minecraft Earth for Android and iOS mobile devices with similar gameplay elements, coming this summer.

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Minecraft Earth for Mobile Announced

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An official reveal trailer offers us exclusive first look into reality-bending world of Minecraft Earth on mobile.




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Following simple exploration mechanics that are focused on crafting as well as collecting resources from around your neighborhood, players would come across unique mobs and go after blocks in order to create their build.

Any flat surface would be a perfect base point to establish your builds on and you can even join with friends to share ideas and then place your creation on real world to see them in life-size, courtesy of Microsoft technology.

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Minecraft Your World

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This AR game would also put your survival skills on test by putting you against mobs in real life. Just like your regular Minecraft activities like before, you can engage in breeding mobs, crafting new items, harvest crops and much more.

By bringing sandbox construction game into real life with Minecraft Earth, this surely is a huge step to an ambitious future. Using their revolutionary Azure technology, Microsoft is probably planning to introduce the experience to every screen possible.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

Electronic Arts wants to bring free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends to Chinese market and mobile devices.

In last few years, Battle Royale genre of games were already dominated by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, February 2019 saw the arrival of Apex Legends that instantly become everyone's new favorite shooter title.

After conquering major gaming platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts now wants to bring this free-to-play shooter title for players on mobile devices.

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Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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During their recent quarterly earnings call, EA has revealed that since the game has been a very successful project so far, they intend to and currently negotiating terms to bring Apex Legends to China and on mobile in future.

Although there is not much detail to look at, it appears that the game would likely to debut on Android and iOS devices. In order to tap into a huge audience in world of mobile gaming, they wish to explore the Chinese markets at the same time.

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Given how Battle Royale and free-to-play games becomes popular in past over a very short time, it was about time that Electronic Arts take steps toward mobile gaming territory just like Epic Games did with Fortnite Battle Royale.

Mobile gaming and Chinese market has been a lucrative aspect for video game developers and publishers these days. So, it is safe to say that Titanfall series spin-off is currently heading towards a direction for a better future up ahead.

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The game is currently suffering from a huge decrease in player count due to developers taking a strict position against cheating and banned nearly a million players and not adding much content through Season 1 Battle Pass.

Respawn has been quiet for some time regarding updates for Apex Legends but publisher EA plans on to tackle this problem by adding more engaging content in Season 2, which will be revealed at EA Play event in June.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

In a never-ending battle with cheaters, Respawn has banned over 700,000 players on Apex Legends so far.

Set within the fictional universe of Titanfall series, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts became an instant hit upon launch and managed to amass 50 million players in a month.

However, one thing the game has been suffering from other than issues like constantly losing its player count is cheaters and Respawn is actively playing a vigilant role with EA to prevent them from ruining experience for others.

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Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

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When Apex was initially launched, developers had to ban 16,000 cheaters right off the bat and that number has been increasing. Attempts to create over 300,000 new accounts have been thwarted and more than 4,000 cheat seller accounts are banned.

Above mentioned figures are just from past 20 days on PC platform and Respawn has blocked 770,000 players since release. Of course, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are not completely above cheating but those are much easier to keep an eye on.

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After deploying a reporting tool in Season One update, detecting issues regarding aim-assists, speed boosts, x-ray vision and other performance-enhancing mods selling became easier and more than half a million players got booted for such illicit activity.

Cheating in competitive multiplayer games is a constant problem and developers have teamed up with security and fraud unit of Electronic Arts in order to continue crusade of delivering a clean and healthy environment for players to enjoy the experience.

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Although developer team has refused to share how they are fighting the battle but they are attacking cheaters and its sellers from any and every possible angle they can with every resources and tools they can get their hands on.

Despite losing much of early momentum, Apex Legends has still great potential for eSports but much of that possibility is threatened by cheating and CEO of Respawn, Vince Zampella intends to release more seasonal updates to retain players while they continue this fight.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Respawn Entertainment is rumored to add giant robot Titans to their sensational battle royale shooter Apex Legends.

Ever since developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts came up with free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One based on their renowned Titanfall series, it has taken over the genre.

Although we are not getting Titanfall 3 anytime soon, Respawn is rumored to add iconic mech-styled Titans from the series to this latest Battle Royale spin-off title that has already topped 50 million player counts within a month of release.

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Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

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Even before the game arrived for all, people were hoping to see those hulking machines rampaging throughout the battlegrounds but no one really was quite sure how they would fit into the gameplay mechanics of the title.

Set in Titanfall universe after the events of Titanfall 2, the last-man-standing shooter takes place on a lawless sector of victorious militia force Frontier called the Outlands. So, those 20-feet tall machines can start stomping around the landscape of Apex anytime now.

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Below is the video with information that has been causing all the stirring about Titans into Apex Legends battle royale lately.




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The clip is taken from an early and unreleased build of Apex that features voice lines uttered by a Pathfinder that includes mention of Infected, Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers other than Titans, all belonging to the same fictional universe.

All three of Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers are known ground enemy types from previous games of the franchise. "Infected Coming In" line probably refers to players infecting other rivals to join their side much like Halo's "Infected" mode.

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Reapers of Titanfall 2

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If these robots are included as all-new enemy classes, then we might very well be getting a PvPvE mode where aside from killing each other, players have to worry about and stay alert from being ambushed by these dreaded enemies as well.

On its second month from global launch, Apex Legends has already managed to gather a massive community of players who are eagerly waiting for their first major content update and we sincerely hope that Respawn will make it worth for everyone.