Showing posts with label Free-to-Play. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free-to-Play. Show all posts

Friday, October 18, 2019

Crusader Kings 2 Permanently Free-to-Play

Paradox Interactive announces grand strategy game Crusader Kings II going free-to-play forever to celebrate PDXCON 2019.

In order to celebrate their oncoming annual convention, PDXCON, Swedish video game developer/publisher Paradox Interactive is offering widely popular grand strategy game Crusader Kings II to play for free on Steam.

This cult medieval action title is not just given for a limited time only but has gone free-to-play now and its official announcement has no end date. Paradox has confirmed the change and it is no longer available for purchase on official site either.

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Crusader Kings 2 Permanently Free-to-Play

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Following its release back in early 2012, CK2 has been on many giveaway or sales and if you have somehow missed all of that, then now is a great chance to grab a copy and start forming your own dynasty through European history.

There is more than a dozen of expansion packs released already and almost all of them are currently on sale at 50% discount. So, you can expand your experience even beyond the base game with any major DLC in under $5 only.

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Players are to come up with tactics of war and form helpful alliances to ensure succession of their dynasty. However, it has more complexity in terms of gameplay mechanics than typical feudal sandbox games of same category.

Paradox has recently revealed Crusader Kings III at PDXCON 2019, a follow-up sequel to Crusader Kings II that is set to arrive on 2020. CK2 going free-to-play is a great strategy to draw in many new players into grand strategy genre.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fortnite Chapter 2 Update Live Now

With new map, new guns, new boats and gameplay changes, Epic Games officially launched Fortnite Chapter 2.

A short while ago, free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite was sucked into a black hole at the end of Season 10 and though many have panicked, it came back brandishing a completely new look with Fortnite Chapter 2 update.

Not only Fortnite Battle Royale has gotten a brand-new map, developer/publisher Epic Games have made a complete overhaul of gameplay, progression and adding feature like fishing for latest Chapter 2, Season 1 or Season 11.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Update Live Now

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Their most recent patch has brought players to an all-new island to explore various locations and engage in water-based activities alongside experiencing regular chores like shooting your rivals down and then celebrate victory with emotes.

There is water in several points of new map where players can dive boats or even swim through but can't dive under though. A couple of new location spots have been added but you can also notice a few ones returning from old map.

An All-New Island

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For taking quick cover during a firefight, you can hide in small haystacks or dumpsters and help you downed teammates by carrying them out. Fortnite has gone through some changes on weapons category as well while adding some new ones.

Many old favorites like Assault Rifles, Bolt-Action Sniper and Pump Shotguns are back in both Epic and Legendary rarities. Some usual battle royale items and weapons like Bouncer, Revolver and Slurp Juice are vaulted after newest Season update.

More Fun, Less Grind

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Rather than handing out Patch Notes for all, Epic Games dropped their current Season update for their players to figure out. Aside from obvious changes like a lighthouse, mountain region and power plant, there are much more to discover.

After a complete server take down, Fortnite Battle Royale has returned stealing headlines once again by launching new content and most importantly, adjusting for player progression through making changes in Battle Pass and XP gains.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fortnite Season 10 Ends With a Bang!

End of Season 10 took battle royale sensation Fortnite down with a black hole event and goes totally offline.

Ever since its inception back in 2017, developer/publisher Epic Games has been successfully running seasons after new seasons of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite and Season 10 being their most recent one.

Following launch back in August 2019, tenth season of Fortnite Battle Royale quickly became its most-watched event ever. It has ended lately after disappearing into a black hole and causing total blackout by going completely offline.

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Fortnite Season 10 Ends With a Bang!

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Nearing end of Season 3, a mysterious alien known as the Visitor arrived on battle royale island of Fortnite in 2018. After causing a number of catastrophes over a year and so, a rocket was set on top of Dusty Depot by the Visitor.

That rocket has recently launched when current season was about to end and it exploded into a couple of pieces. A giant rift is created that sucked everything on the island into it including players before getting lost into nothingness.

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Season X was the biggest ever event that Epic Games hosted for their popular multiplayer shooter. Players were hinted that something big was about to happen nearing end and then everything else were sucked into a black hole.

Fortnite is currently offline and its in-game lobby is a black screen same as their official Twitch and YouTube channels. Though there were no potential sign of the game getting shut down for good, some fans are panicking in sudden blackout.

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Games are usually taken down for server maintenance and put back up after a few hours to let everyone back at playing. However, Fortnite purposefully went offline for a reason and millions of players are eagerly waiting to see what happens.

Millions of fans are still watching over streams on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube in anticipation of some sort of epic reveal. No one seems to know exactly what to expect from this and developers are just taking time to unveil their big secret.

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Apparently, Fortnite: Chapter 2 was been leaked earlier via Italian iOS App Store that features a brand-new map. Rather than being a sequel to original free-to-play shooter, Epic Games may just reopen the game with new characters and gameplay.

If anything from these leaks is true then Fortnite is likely to head to a complete new direction, probably with a new story. Therefore, "Chapter 2 – Season 1" makes a lot of sense instead of Season 11 when it will be revealed on October 14.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

Bohemia Interactive released Update 1.1: Bridges for free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One.

Back in August, free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive saw full release on Xbox One consoles during Gamescom 2019 announcement shortly after joining Xbox Game Preview program.

The game got attention from large number of audience since then and amassed more than 1.3 million players within a month. Deciding to release updates more frequently, Bohemia releases a new patch to introduce content and fixes.

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Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

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Developers were working on a huge new map for some time and added Brodalen Bridges to offer verticality. Earlier, players would likely to choose Fjellkanten but your mind will change for sure once you go to the top.

People will often try sniping on you when in this new vertical environment and its surrounding rural areas open up room for long-distance gunfights. Inside nearby houses and deep woods, there will be close-quarter combats and precious loot.

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New Map Brodalen Bridges

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Each location has unique resources to offer and there are more loots than catches your eye at first glance. Following recent rebalance patch, both loot spots and amount of items that can be found there have increased than before.

When you are on the lookout for some items, you can find hidden treasures in Buried Cache. There are photos with clues throughout the map that will eventually lead you to nice rewards but other Outlanders could be near too.

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Find Buried Cache

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Regardless of weight, players could sprint like a champ before but you have to watch your load and be mindful of inventory. Not only they will reduce your stamina but also make footsteps louder when carrying heavy weights.

No one can simply outrun everybody after snatching airdrop crate as it is one of the heaviest things to carry and will affect overall stamina. Quality of life improvements adds shelter improvement, made doors and ladder more sensitive.

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Newly Added Weapons

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Update 1.1 added a Team Killer status for those who would kill their teammate for fun and will let others know what they did. New weapon addition includes Combat Magnum, MGV-176 submachine gun, SSG-82 rifle and ZA M72 machine gun.

Vigor is currently available exclusively on Xbox One with Bohemia revealing no plans to bring it to PC or PlayStation 4 anytime soon. Instead, they are planning to be regular of fixing issues and rolling out more updates from now on.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Apex Legends Season 3 Live Now

Respawn sets a collision course for Season 3 of free-to-play battle royale shooter game Apex Legends, live now.

Even before Season 3 of free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends could go live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, new legend Crypto was revealed by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts.

Now that its third and biggest season has already gone live, a fresh new Battle Pass with unique rewards has come out. Aside from regular balance works and bug fixes, players are getting new Legend, a brand-new map and weapons.

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Apex Legends Season 3 Live Now

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Watch out Legends dropship their way to World's Edge of Talos in the cinematic launch trailer for Meltdown.




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Armed with a Charge Rifle, Crypto has entered the fray of battle royale and this newest Legend is a skilled hacker. One of his main ability is scanning nearby area with surveillance drone to look for enemies and get a view of their position.

Whenever his drones spot opponents, they marked for him and his allies to see to give them an edge in battle. Crypto is designed to be a support character and his ultimate ability is an EMP blast from his drone to neutralize enemy and traps.

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Crypto's Charge Rifle

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Legends are all gathered on a new arena called World's Edge, which a rocky, volcanic zone and second map of Apex Legends. Its environment is a mix of fire and ice as an obvious ode to current season title Meltdown.

There are more than 100 exclusive items in Season 3 Battle Pass that includes Apex coins, legendary skins and XP boosts. Ranked mode begins a new series to show off your skills and only a few minor changes were made.

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Welcome to World's Edge

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Face your legendary opponents to earn glory of battle in daily and weekly challenges on a brand-new map. Even if you miss out a few challenges, you can still catch up to them shortly afterwards and level up by completing them all.

Titanfall series spin-off title Apex Legends from is building its own legacy with new characters and their unique lore. Some of these characters may even make it to Titanfall 3, when Respawn will eventually start working on the game.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fortnite X Batman Limited Time Mode

The Dark Knight takes over battle royale and Fortnite X Batman limited time crossover is on for next two weeks.

Whether or not developer/publisher Epic Games are making any major waves in gaming with their free-to-play online battle royale game Fortnite, it is still making somewhat steady growth and currently on its Season X content.

In a recent reveal, an official Batman-themed crossover has been announced for September 21, kick-starting on Batman Day. Gotham City will be replacing Tilted Town for next two week during this limited time event until October 6, 2019.

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Fortnite X Batman Limited Time Mode

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A brief look up to Fortnite's latest event shows variety of challenges and themed rewards you can earn from them.




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What does Fortnite Battle Royale and Batman have in common? Well, actually nothing! Yet there is an event going on to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Caped Crusader first appearing in pages of Detective Comics #27 back in May 1939.

Of course, Fortnite will introduce some Batman-themed items like Caped Crusader Pack that includes cosmetic items and weapons. Also there are free rewards for challenges and available in item shop is Catwoman Comic Book Outfit.

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Catwoman Comic Book Outfit

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Epic Games added two outfits for Batman; one seems to be traditional gray-blue design from New 52 comics and another is from Batman Begins. One of your in-game rewards will be a Catwing Glider, which can only remain till October 1.

Newest weapons additions for players are a Batman Grapnel Gun and Explosive Batarangs to throw at. You can deploy gliders for unlimited times while flying through Gotham City but Grapnel Gun is 10-shot only and only work on solid surface.

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Caped Crusader Bundle

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Batarang Explosives will do 50 damage to other players and 200 damage on any solid environment. Apparently, there is also a Joker-themed item that players found but no clues are out yet on if it will be tied to any event challenges or not.

Epic Games may even attempt to sneak in some clue for where upcoming Season 11 is headed to. So, wear the iconic cape and cowl to go out saving Gotham City riding a Bat-glider before Fortnite X Batman limited time crossover ends.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Warframe: Saint of Altra Update for PC Live Now

Brand-new speedster Gauss joins free-to-play shooter title Warframe in latest Saint of Altra update for PC.

Back in July, upcoming Empyrean expansion for free-to-play cooperative action RPG game Warframe was revealed at annual TennoCon 2019 by developer/publisher Digital Extremes for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Before that content becomes available to this fast-paced action shooter, a brand-new ancient Tenno warrior Gauss has arrived in Saint of Altra update in addition with new customizations, gameplay and rewards for everyone.

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Warframe: Saint of Altra Update for PC Live Now

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Official trailer for Warframe highlighting Saint of Altra update gives brief look at newest Tenno warrior, Gauss.




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Joining as 41st Warframe, Gauss is a speedster with kinetic motion-based powers and abilities. With this new armor, players can cover huge areas in seconds, run through water or punch enemies with enough power to send them flying.

Gauss possess a unique gauge unlike any other for being a lightning-fast character aside from having cold, electricity and heat abilities. Each of his movement helps charge his Speed Gauge with electrical current as well as Shields.

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Disruption Mode Expansion

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One of his hyper-sprint moves called Mach Rush can be used to directly hit foes hard or can create powerful shockwave by hitting something solid. Generating armor plating for protection or electrocuting opponents are also his specialty.

So far as players will keep Gauss running, Gauss wields more power to deal extensive damage to any adversaries. You can take time to build him up with available materials and grind a bit or just purchase him from in-game marketplace.

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Harrow Reliquary Collection

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Disruption mode expansions are more frequent in Origin System for Alad V selling his black market technology to anyone with credits. Even veteran players will be challenged by new factions, mission types and planets on added difficulty.

Start honing your speed-based skills now to prepare yourself for Disruption mode and maybe even spend some time customizing Gauss. Or just check out Harrow Deluxe Collection for matching armor set and deluxe weapon skin.

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Look Link and Mod Link

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Courtesy of newly included Look Link and Mod Link chat features, you can easily stylize your Tenno by picking up a slick build from Warframe community so that you can import it for other players to use through in-game chat.

Saint of Altra for Warframe has gone live on PC already and will be debuting on other console platforms in coming weeks. Players will quickly realize that aside from introducing slew of changes, it prepares us for more future updates.

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.