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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.

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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.

Overwatch Devs Wants Doomfist and Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of Overwatch would love to see Doomfist and Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Assembling a total of 76 playable characters from 37 different franchises, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo becomes one of the biggest crossover titles in video game history.

Nintendo started rolling out new fighters for Fighters Pass Vol. 2 with Min Min from ARMS and developers of team-based online hero shooter Overwatch already have some popular character in mind to introduce within Smash Bros. universe.

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Overwatch Devs Wants Doomfist and Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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While attending a recent AMA session on Reddit, game director Jeff Kaplan and lead hero designer Geoff Goodman were asked by fans that which Overwatch characters they think would be best suited for joining Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Kaplan was quick to respond saying "tracer plz", which is understandable given how Tracer has become sort of an official mascot for Overwatch. Goodman chimed in for Doomfist, stating that his design inspiration came from fighting games.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate already has existing fighters similar to Doomfist and Tracer within its ever so inclusive roster. Another Overwatch character that can make a great draft is Winston, who could be a heavy combatant akin to Donkey Kong.

Since there are still five more vacant slots in Fighters Pass Vol. 2, it's about time that Nintendo finally considers putting heroes of Overwatch into exciting world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and eventually let player community cheer in rejoice.

Anthem Getting Loot Changes in 2.0 Update

BioWare will be introducing major loot changes for new version of Anthem in upcoming update 2.0.

Ever since launch, online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem failed to live up to fan-expectation for its somewhat grindy campaign, lack of enemy variety, lackluster endgame activity and a shallow loot distribution system.

To salvage their precious work and bring players back to the game, developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts started working on a major overhaul via 2.0 update, which would attempt to create a rewarding loot experience for all.

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Anthem Getting Loot Changes in 2.0 Update

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Due to lack of content, player community abandoned Anthem within months and Bioware had to cancel their planned roadmap for a full revamp and ever since, there have been only a few minor updates of what they are working on.

In a latest official blog, lead developer and studio director Christian Dailey talks about essential loot changes for Anthem 2.0, including failing short at providing a good player experience and trying to reflect on their mistakes in future.

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Anthem had a huge issue with guns where newly acquired weapons don't feel that special from what players already have. Whether it is your starter gun or some legendary pickup from endgame, amount of damage doesn't seem to vary at all.

Not only there will be plenty of loot in Anthem 2.0 but you will have good reasons to equip guns achieved from campaign. If you come across a particular gun that you really like, you can level that item up or modify it for future usage.

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All the weaponry of your arsenal is getting some visual changes to make firearms from different factions more distinguishable. Whenever you shoot a specific enemy that carries loot, they will drop useful items that you can equip right away.

Although loot system upgrade may not be something revolutionary for ARPG players, Anthem is desperately in need for it. Even though many believed the game to be a lost cause, there is a chance for BioWare to bring it back to life after all.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend.

Three more new games have joined lately on Xbox Free Play Days lineup of free trail this week for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to have a spectacular time on Xbox One throughout entire weekend.

Get access to download Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital from Microsoft Store by heading over Live Gold section of your account, starting from July 30, 12:01 AM PDT and enjoy until August 2, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

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In first-person shooter title Disintegration from developer V1 Interactive and publisher Private Division, players assume role of a Gravcycle pilot in a sci-fi setting 150 years from now and take part in 5v5 multiplayer alongside squads.

Pick a unique hero to engage in high-octane action in 3v3 third-person online shooter Rocket Arena by Final Strike Games and Electronic Arts. Join with a squad of heroes and come up with new strategies for a challenging experience.

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A whacky business simulation, Two Point Hospital from developer Two Point Studios and publisher Sega puts you in charge of a bunch of infirmary by curing patients of their strange ailments and managing your healthcare stuffs.

Even when your trail weekend on Xbox Free Play Days finally comes to an end, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them using your exclusive member discount and carry over gamescores and in-game progress.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Cuphead Out On PlayStation 4

Experience 1930's era inspired cartoony animation in classic run and gun action game Cuphead, out now on PS4.

There was an accidental leak in PlayStation Store earlier that revealed a thumbnail of 2017 run and gun shooter title Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR, teasing its upcoming release on PlayStation 4 console very soon.

Cuphead gets a surprise release on PS4 today on latest episode of Summer Game Fest during an interview with Geoff Keighley and players can now delve into its brutally difficult, acclaimed world of rubber hose animation at long last.

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Cuphead Out On PlayStation 4

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Players assume the role of Cuphead and his brother Mugman to uphold a bargain with the Devil. They engage in boss fights against various monstrosities throughout Inkwell Isles and finally have a face-off with the Devil himself.

For past few years, StudioMDHR received many messages from PlayStation community to port their indie smash-hit on Sony console. PS4 version of Cuphead will cost you $19.99 only, which will take up to 4GB space on your disk drive.

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StudioMDHR announces PS4 release of Cuphead through a newly released stop-motion launch trailer.

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Inspired by many classic animated movies of '80s and '90s, dev team originally drew more than 50,000 frames of animation on paper. Those artwork were later inked by hand and watercolor paint were mostly used for level background.

Cuphead made its debut on Windows PC and Xbox One before eventually arriving on Nintendo Switch last year. StudioMDHR is currently working on a DLC expansion titled The Delicious Last Course that was scheduled to arrive on 2019.

Monday, July 27, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup for August 2020 to add Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockdown.

Newest lineup of PlayStation Plus free games for August 2020 has been announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment lately. Monthly subscribers will get access to a brand-new title on launch day and a critically-acclaimed classic.

Sony is offering $10 credit on PS Store to celebrate their 10th anniversary of PS Plus online services for select members and handing out rewards in such way would help them avoid common criticism of already owning free games.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2020

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A modern-day remaster featuring single-player campaign mode of 2009 first-person shooter game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered was launched back in March 2020 and is now joining PS Plus for next month.

A quirky multiplayer online party game for up to 60-person, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a light-hearted battle royale from developer Mediatonic where you bend and bounce through many obstacles to win co-op challenges.

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MW2 Remastered will become available to subscribers on July 28 and Fall Guys will make its worldwide PS4 debut on August 4, 2020. Sony is also giving away a limited time free PS4 theme for supporting PS Plus service for over a decade.

Meanwhile, you can pick up either of or both NBA 2K20 and Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration from PlayStation Plus free games for July. All members of PS Plus are allowed to download and play these two titles until August 3, 2020.

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

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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

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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.