Showing posts with label Free-to-Play. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

Iron Crown Collection limited time event for Apex Legends starts today with new challenges, mode, skins and more.

At launch on early 2019, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends came out dominating other established genre favorite titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Blackout mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

That fire somewhat died down by the time Season 2, which prompted developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts kicked-off Iron Crown Collection event recently through a massive mid-season update.

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Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

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With lots of new features packed, Iron Crown Collection event has gone live now as an official trailer is dropped.




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Latest Apex Legends event unloads a slew of new area, challenges, gameplay mode, skins and tweaks to popular shooter title. For upcoming two weeks, players will be able to enjoy these balance changes and roam around new map area.

Although it is a competitive squad-based play at heart, limited time Solos mode is introduced to appeal to lone wolves within community. You can go up against 60 players in a free-for-all style match just like any other battle royale shooter.

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Apex Legends Adds Solo Mode

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Then in Town Takeover, you will explore new Octane-themed areas in Gauntlet map from Kings Canyon. It has jump pads, ring of fire and upward ramps to make things interesting and has potential to be more lore focused in future.

A bunch of new skins for players and weapon are making their way into Apex via Iron Crown Collection Packs. You can earn these top-tier loots by completing specific challenges or purchase them with real-world money.

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Octane-themed Town Takeover

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Other than making slight UI and UX tweaks, developers are intending to keep Solos mode as it is at start and change a few things to make adjustments if Respawn ever brings back the mode in future after Iron Crown Collection event is over.

Titanfall spin-off title Apex Legends is now in full swing with their limited time Iron Crown Collection event on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that started with a bonus XP weekend opening to run until August 27, 2019.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Free Play Days event on Xbox Live Gold offers free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor for free to their members.

Back in July 2019, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive rolled out Update 0.9: Aid for their free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One console, which is currently available through Xbox Game Preview program.

Today, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate online services can take part in action for free on Free Play Days event that will begin on August 8, 12:01 AM PDT and will run until August 11, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

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Now that the game just received a major content update, this is a better time than any to start building in a post-war Norway. Newest update has improved experience for gunplay and movement with dozens of more changes.

Also added are achievements, customizations, daily challenges, spectator mode, weapons skins and an in-game lobby. Don't forget to work on your Outlander savior rank by donating food to Charity Box for those who are less fortunate.

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When your time in Free Weekend is finally up, you can purchase Founder's Pack and continue playing. It will grant you advantage on progression, crates, extra rewards and all Crowns currency that you have bought previously.

Vigor is coming to see full-release on summer 2019 for Xbox One platform and is enhanced for Xbox One X as well. Those who wish to test out their hands on the title can get started with a two hour-long free trail anytime.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

DC Universe Online: Metal Event & Episode Announced

New episodes and limited-time events based on DC Comics crossover event Dark Nights: Metal is announced for DC Universe Online.

It was revealed only a few months ago that developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company and co-publisher WB Games are bringing their popular free-to-play MMO game DC Universe Online on Nintendo Switch console by this summer.

Players on Switch will soon be joining others from PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in upcoming newest event and episode pack themed on Dark Nights: Metal, which is recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

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DC Universe Online: Metal Event & Episode Announced

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Metal is a major 2017 DC Comics crossover event of by writer Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) with artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn). It introduces ominous forces of a Dark Multiverse that threatens all existence.

Heroes and some villains of DC Universe eventually rallies together to face Barbartos, the Bat-God and his Dark Knights, comprised of twisted versions of Batman from alternate reality timelines to ravage worlds on his behalf.

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Barbatos is Coming!

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SDCC 2019 revealed that upcoming debut of Dark Multiverse will see launch of two new episodes in 2019. In September, Episode 35: Metal Part I will be released and it will be followed by Episode 36: Metal Part II in December.

Metal will unfold horrors in form of demented versions of The Dark Knight that will seemingly make Owl Man of Crime Syndicate look like a literal clown, especially lieutenant of Barbatos' dreaded Dark Knights, Batman Who Laughs.

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Beware of Batman Who Laughs

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DCUO currently has Justice League Dark event ongoing and new monstrous creature Shadow Golem is added in Chaos Gotham. Of course, defeating him will be no easy trick for starters but on doing so; players can earn Orbital Strike trinket.

More reward items like Clairvoyant's circlet, Magician's shirt and hair style, Mystical Ankh of Nabu and Pulse Material will be available on episode vendor as well as Shadow Haunted Flames Accessory and a Shadow Henchmen are included.

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Shadow Golem Creatures

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Characters like Merciless, Red Death and Barbatos himself from Dark Nights: Metal will appear on Part I and II of Metal. Other prominent members like Devastator, The Drowned and Murder Machine may show up in latter episodes.

Players who have an active subscription of action combat based MMO title DC Universe Online can get full access to Episode 34: Justice League Dark for free and this limited-time event part of the episode will be available until next release.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Plants Vs. Zombies 3 Announced

PopCap and EA just announced newest sequel of lawn defense game, Plants Vs. Zombies 3 for mobile devices.

Following a direct sequel and two third-person shooter spin-offs, developer PopCap Games and publisher Electronic Arts are all set to make a comeback in zombie-battling experience with upcoming free-to-play mobile game Plants Vs. Zombies 3.

Currently, a pre-alpha version of the game is launched on Google Play store already that has no micro-transactions in it yet and whether or not they will add this highly controversial feature in it are not confirmed by publisher as well.

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Plants Vs. Zombies 3 Announced

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Back in 2009, Plants Vs. Zombies was launched on Mac and PC platforms as a tower defense title that received immense popularity overnight. It is a comedic take on zombie apocalypse, where players defend their home from zombies using plants.

As soon as Electronic Arts got involved, they shifted towards a free-to-play approach from Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time and started to update it in following years with new enemies and worlds under a premise of time-travel.

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Since "in-app purchases" is listed on store entry, we can bet that there would be some loot box like aspects in PVZ3. EA has released the game on Android devices to get early feedbacks on combat system because it is still in pre-alpha state.

Plants Vs. Zombies 3 marks to be third mainline entry in PVZ franchise of lawn defense titles. Official announcement also stated there would be limited number of downloads available during pre-alpha, so player may have to check in more than once.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

At TennoCon 2019, Digital Extremes revealed Empyrean expansion and a future roadmap for Warframe.

To celebrate player community of free-to-play action role playing game Warframe, annual TennoCon returns for the fourth time this year at London Convention Center with over 2,000 enthusiast attendees gathered on board.

Hosted by developer/publisher Digital Extremes, a brand-new gameplay demo for upcoming Empyrean expansion update and its features were showcased live during this massive event among many other details related to the project.

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Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

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Check out full gameplay demo of Empyrean below, straight out of official reveal stream from TennoCon 2019.




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Although an expansion in nature, they want to consider Empyrean as a content pack that will introduce players to new territory of existing in-game world, spaceship and many new upgrades to improve overall experience like past releases.

Warframe will be taking a giant leap forward with cinematic quests with more open world areas. Players will be able to explore throughout Origin System on their Railjack spacecrafts to seek missions and earn exciting reward items.

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Customize Frames and Pets

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You are allowed to use Archwing flight system to fly from ship to ship, which is a much cooler way of traversing. We saw three players head into battle from Dry Dock space garage riding a custom Railjack battleship, in live demo.

Their team reaches enemy ship using light speed travel and hit it with EMP blasts before approaching Corpus soldiers on board. Next up, those three moved to another mission to a capital ship and face-off Kuva Lich boss character.

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Squad Link Multiplayer System

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DE team showed off their new Squad Link system where members of a team can spread across a larger are and working on different parts of an objective. This connects cooperative gameplay to a new level and makes teamwork really fun.

Aside from engaging into action-packed space combat, seizing space ships or interact with NPCs, you can actually recruit them to do your bidding and more when Empyrean finally arrives and developers are working hard to deliver all that.

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Also, watch a newly launched CGI intro for Warframe by Hollywood director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Portal: No Escape).




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Despite being six years late, this video is definitely a worthy introduction for a game that has grown a 50 million strong player base. It nicely encapsulates what everyone is getting into and specially will appeal to many newcomers.

Trachtenberg masterfully connects past history of the game into where we are at present in a wonderful cinematic spectacle and what kick-ass action sequence it ended up being clearly reflects his influence of Hong Kong action movies.

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Digital Extremes has not announced a definitive release date for their biggest expansion yet but we can always count on them to drop more info and a couple of more trailers to dazzle before we all jump into battle wearing cool Frames.

Warframe is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and upcoming Empyrean expansion is focusing on tying up a larger game that received years of polishing with features and updates into one piece.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Apex Legends Season 2 Launch Trailer

Respawn releases official launch trailer for free-to-play battle royale shooter title Apex Legends Season 2.

Although mech Titans are not coming anytime soon to Titanfall series spin-off and free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends, they sure will be featuring some new surprises for players in upcoming Season 2 when it launches on July 2.

Today, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts released a new trailer video for upcoming season that is titled "Battle Charge", which probably teases at a new Legend and environmental hazards into the arena.

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Apex Legends Season 2 Launch Trailer

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Brand-new Season 2 official launch trailer for Apex Legends showcase overhaul Respawn has in store for players.




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The trailer opens up with Bangalore, Caustic, Gibraltar, Mirage, Octane and Wattson chasing each other on King's Canyon map. From a nearby high ground, a character named Crypto gets busy on a laptop in isolation and goes through strings of code.

Soon an EMP explosion causes the Repulsor tower to fall over and it makes Wattson really worried. Containment field around them goes down letting winged dinosaur-like creatures called Flyers and Leviathans to stomp all over the map.

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Up until now, those fields were a fence that was holding such prehistoric beasts off the island and worked as a defense against them. Whether or not it going down is up to Crypto still remains to be seen in forthcoming future.

Apparently, none of those beasts are after any Legends directly but that doesn't mean your arena is safe from being wrecked and developers may have come up with this idea just to make change to King's Canyon map for next season.

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L-STAR Machine Gun

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Season 2 Battle Pass will include changes to airdrops, emote, new hop-ups, new engineer type Legend Wattson, Ranked Leagues mode, unique weapon L-STAR machine gun and possible structural changes to map upon release.

Respawn is looking forward to scale up player count for their battle royale shooter with enticing content updates and Apex Legends Season 2 is days away from launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to introduce a slew of changes.

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.