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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

New episodic content DC Outskirts: Expeditions for tactical shooter title The Division 2 will bring more missions and a new mode.

Aside from averting serious launch issues unlike its predecessor title, developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft were able to see success with The Division 2, a sequel to 2016 online action role-playing game The Division.

To continue on that path, Year 1 content roadmap is kicking off its first major content update titled DC Outskirts: Expeditions, which will become accessible to Year Pass owners from July 23, 2019 and a week later for everyone else on July 30.

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The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

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Players will be stepping outside of Washington DC to explore new locations, go on Expeditions, take new missions and get loot. Episode 1 will introduce a worked up Discovery difficulty setting for eight-player raid Operation Dark Hours.

One of two new missions will require you to go to Camp White Oak and get turncoat President Andrew Ellis to justice. Division agents would go after Outcasts leader Emeline Shaw and eliminate her to ensure they never regain control again.

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Find President Andrew Ellis

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Expedition mode is newest upcoming feature for the tactical shooter that will split up agents into three wings to fight varied enemies at Kenly College. Each of them has a different theme when they are on a lookout for survivors of a supply convoy.

Completing all three wings will eventually unlock access to Expedition treasure room full of exclusive reward items like exotic Diamondback Rifle, BTSU Datagloves gear and two additional weapons, Stoner LMB and Carbine 7.

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As a response towards community, esteemed Tom Clancy shooter to add matchmaking for raids soon and you won't need to assemble a team just so you can take part in a specific piece of game content but at a lower difficulty level.

In Operation Dark Hours raid, matchmaking will be available to help you take down Black Tusk forces. Meanwhile, keep training to get better because even though Discovery has its unique rewards, some exotic loot is exclusive to normal difficulty.

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Hunt Down Outcast Leader

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Year 1 Pass holders can enjoy two more Classified Assignments that will take them to Central Aquarium and NSA Site B13. Also, players can max out crafting to Gear Score 500 and blueprints cane be shared across characters now.

Lastly, episodic content DC Outskirts: Expeditions will not be without some balance changes and bug fixes to deal with few in-game issues. The Division 2 is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

Six Skulls free update for World War Z with new extreme difficulty and unique weapon skins is live now.

Neither of developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive has expected third-person shooter World War Z to sell over two million copies within months of its release worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To celebrate this success and show their appreciation to player community, dev team has announced upcoming roadmap for the game and to wrap up Season 1 DLC content, Six Skulls free update is rolled out for consoles, arriving later to PC.

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World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

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Those who are playing for a while knows that even in four player co-op mode, survivors have a hard time making it through Insane, which is the toughest WWZ mode and first thing you get in newest content update is an increased difficulty mode.

Of course this mode is designed to pit you against extreme level of threats and it is available for every single chapter. Now more than ever, players need to work as a unit and watch what they shoot with precision, to save ammo and resources.

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Of course, rewards will come in form of efficient tools of zombie-killing for taking on such overwhelming challenge and completing even a single chapter on new difficulty mode will earn you iconic melee weapon, Wakizashi blade.

If you are willing to go through every episode and all chapters and manage to outlive the massive swarms of dead, a very special sniper rifle variant will be a suitable reward for your dedicated efforts as it comes with unique gameplay perks.

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World War Z Season One Updated Roadmap

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Also, development team is currently working on THE BIG UPDATE scheduled to drop by end of July or beginning of August. Whatever character accessories and skins they are designing to include in this free DLC will all be accessible via gameplay.

Six Skulls update draws a conclusion to first phase of post-launch DLC updates for World War Z and making way for more to come. When July is finally over, Saber Interactive will be releasing first weapon skins cosmetic bundle for purchase.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Halo Infinite E3 2019 Trailer

Master Chief returns for his next big adventure in new E3 2019 trailer of upcoming Xbox Scarlett launch title Halo Infinite.

Last year at E3 2018 event, a reveal trailer for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite from Halo franchise by developer 343 Industries and publisher Xbox Game Studios was premiered with a planned release on PC and Xbox One.

Currently schedule to launch for holiday 2020, Infinite follows narrative continuity from Halo 5: Guardians to a new chapter. A brand-new cinematic trailer is dropped at E3 2019 stage and with that, Master Chief returns to action once again.

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Halo Infinite E3 2019 Trailer

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Witness the anticipated return of a legendary hero in new trailer of Halo Infinite titled "Discover Hope" with a glimpse of storyline.




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A lone Pelican pilot wakes up from sleep due to an abrupt WARNING call from his ship and detects a breach that he quickly takes care of. He then finds a hologram projector with recorded messages from his wife and daughter.

Suddenly, he starts getting signal from a friendly and immediately runs to cockpit to respond to it thinking of it coming from a nearby ship. Upon brushing off mists from his front, he sees an inert Master Chief hovering around in space.

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He brings aboard the floating armor and tries to override it assuming the suit has gone into survival mode after burning up power cells. A jolt of power brings back his internal system online and the man exclaims in joy for going home.

When he was asked about a status report, Chief is asked to take a peak outside and he sees a destroyed Halo Ring. Apparently, humanity has lost and there is nothing left anymore but John came back in time for his next big adventure and save humanity.

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Entirety of the trailer above is generated Slipspace Engine, a powerful engine specifically built by 343 Industries to develop their most ambitious project yet. Also, popular split-screen support feature is coming back for multiplayer mode.

Development team at 343 is addressing Infinite as a spiritual reboot for Halo series that would be honoring glorified legacy of Master Chief while trying to make it easy for any newcomers to jump into it without feeling detached to its lore.

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A new journey for series protagonist Master Chief is ahead of us which will be set on a grounded promise for players to help relate. Although we are seriously lacking some sight of gameplay footages right now, hopefully something will come up soon.

It was revealed during Xbox press briefing that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for upcoming next gen Microsoft console Project Scarlett, which is reportedly four times more powerful than currently world's most powerful console Xbox One X.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Announced

THQ Nordic announces upcoming top-down action shooter and a spin-off title Darksiders: Genesis.

Most recent entry from Darksiders series was hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders III from 2018. Today, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced their upcoming title to be Darksiders: Genesis.

This top down role-playing game is headed for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a release window of 2019. Genesis is a series spin-off title starring fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife.

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Darksiders: Genesis Announced

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Below is an official announcement trailer that introduces Strife in a short cinematic and a Diablo-style gameplay




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Although Strife has briefly appeared in Darksiders III, he was never given a proper introduction and the trailer above gives him a spectacular debut. He goes up against a demonic horde to challenge their leader while slinging his arsenal of firearms.

The Council has called him to thwart Lucifer from unleashing demons from Hell to save humankind from his demonic conspiracy. Together with War, he must hunt them down to restore balance through intense action.

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Intense Top-Down Shooter

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In terms of gameplay or storyline, DG official footage gives away so little but Strife teaming up with his brother, War probably suggests for some co-op action feature and we will only be absolutely sure about that upon a gameplay trailer release.

Despite bearing similar resemblance to a typical real-time strategy title, be assured that Genesis is a top down action shooter and nothing else. Also, this is not Darksiders IV in any way and just a spin-off game set within Darksiders universe.

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Action RPG Adventure

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Like any other dungeon-crawler, players would experience combat, exploration, epic boss battles, puzzle-solving and more. Airship Syndicate development team will be launching an enhanced version for Xbox One X as well.

THQ Nordic to do some showcase of Darksiders: Genesis at E3 2019 next week and will probably reveal more gameplay. Priced $39.99 only, the game is already up for pre-order and according to its Amazon listing; it will arrive on December 31, 2019.

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Division 2 Adds Gunner Specialization

Tom Clancy tactical shooter title The Division 2 adds new Gunner specialization within SHD Agents ranks.

Other than mostly being a tactical shooter, The Division 2 has action role-playing aspects and skill system in place for players to focus on. Already three different specializations are deployed so far and the game just added another one.

A fourth Specialist, Gunner is recruited this month as a tank within squad alongside previously added Demolitionist, Sharpshooter and Survivalist class to wreck havoc on the streets of Washington, D.C. and help reclaim it.

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The Division 2 Adds Gunner Specialization

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Signature weapon for Gunner would be a powerful minigun and receive bonus armor depending on Specialization ammunition amount, when activated. Only downside is Gunner can't go for cover, roll or even vault when drawing weapon.

Though lack of cover would be a disadvantage for any Division agents but that has been compensated with wave of bullets at their disposal. Considered a vanguard for fellow SHD Agents, they have great prominence in both inflicting and sustaining damage.

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Gunner has a new skill tree, P320 XCompact sidearm and Banshee Signature Skill to confuse enemies. It will make them coming out of cover and unsettled, only to get blasted into bits or get trapped in place by special Riot Foam grenade.

Unlocking this new specialization class would require players to complete Special Field Research, which are five stages of in-game challenges. Taking on objectives will offer you rewards and allow access of Gunner with newest signature weapon.

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The Division 2 Gunner Poster

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Gunner will become available on Public Test Server from June 4 to receive community feedback before fully going live in Title Update 4 later this month. Year 1 Pass owners will unlock it right away including cosmetic, emotes, mask and uniform.

Action RPG Tom Clancy shooter title The Division 2 from developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft has launched on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms to serve as sequel for The Division of 2016.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

World War Z Season One DLC Roadmap

Saber Interactive reveals their post-launch free DLC roadmap for World War Z in coming months on 2019.

Although involvement of developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive in the third-person shooter title World War Z was a bit assuring, many were doubtful whether or not it would turn out to be another zombie game.

After ruling over UK sales charts following launch, WWZ has most recently sold over one million copies within first week of its release. It got developers all worked up to reveal their roadmap for upcoming free DLC updates to show their appreciation.

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World War Z Season One DLC Roadmap

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Starting from June, a new mission will take survivors to Tokyo where they would come across a new type of zombie that spits a deadly virus. On top of that, these particular enemies can come back by resurrecting themselves if not dispatched properly.

Judging by their appearances, these undead were most probably subjected to some sort of experimentation forcefully before or after a global pandemic that granted them abilities that are stuff of nightmares compared to its brethren.

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Then in June, another free update will add six-skull difficulty setting, which is suggested to be an extreme difficult level but it comes with bonus cosmetic items and exclusive rewards for dipping your toes into intense difficulty setting.

July would deliver a new weekly challenge mode that would bring some additional cosmetic accessories and useful items. Obviously, WWZ players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would have access to these post-launch DLC updates.

RELATED: World War Z Launch Trailer

Aside from these highlighted offerings, Saber Interactive studio also planing for features like a wave-based survival mode, ability for anyone to join private lobbies or switch between player classes while in PvPvZ matches and more.

World War Z post-launch DLC schedule seems pretty jam-packed and will surely keep survivors busy trying to outlive the dead. Despite initially having some connectivity issues, the game has successfully crawled back onto its feet again.

Friday, April 12, 2019

World War Z Launch Trailer

Get ready to kick some zombie ass on April 16 as a brand-new World War Z launch trailer is here to get you hyped!

Focusing on a group of survivors during a zombie apocalypse crisis, third-person shooter game World War Z by developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive is going launch on April 16, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Nearing its release, Focus Home has released a launch trailer to remind you what WWZ co-op shooter experience would be like and how much heat players would be getting into, judging by an intense action-packed showcase.

World War Z Launch Trailer

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An official launch trailer featuring the song "War" from Black Stone Cherry band came out today with gameplay bits.




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Other than going solo, WWZ allows for four-player to join in local or multiplayer co-op in a race to outlive the dead, battling hundred of ravaging zombies on screen throughout locations like Jerusalem, Moscow, New York and Tokyo.

As locations change, the game would send you after unique quests and pit you in different narratives without compromising on action. Working as a group is a key to survival and being unsuccessful at fending hordes will wipe you out.

RELATED: World War Z PvPvZ Mode

You will get your hands on variety of guns, melee weapons for close-quarters combat and even rocket launchers at times to tear a hole into horde walls. There is also a PvPvZ mode to take a twisted turn at classic PvP battles by throwing zombies in it.

World War Z has fueled its rag-tag band of survivors with tragic backstory during a global pandemic and majority of its gameplay mechanics is designed to make co-op matches fun and really enjoyable by slaying a relentless undead army.