Showing posts with label Survival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Survival. Show all posts

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

Epic Games to add new Creative mode game Liferun for Fortnite, which will debut shortly at PAX South.

Aside from its lesser known survival-shooter game mode Save the World and free-to-play battle royale, Fortnite added a Creative mode in late 2018 that allows players freedom to freely build arena and even new games modes.

Reportedly, developer/publisher Epic Games will include a new Creative mode titled "Liferun" for Fortnite where people will get busy saving lives instead of getting kills and it will be first showcased shortly at PAX South 2020.

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Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

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Players will be taking on roles of heroic Red Cross workers and race to save lives in golf carts through maps in four different missions. In a recent partnership with International Red Cross, this mode is developed by Team Evolve.

Liferun gets officially revealed between January 17 and January 19 at PAX South, San Antonio, Texas. Renowned streamers DrLupo, Lachlan and ONE_shot_GURL will be right there to play the game directly from convention.

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On Twitter, user ShiinaBR has shared some images from upcoming brand-new custom game mode "Liferun".



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Epic Games have yet to announce whether or not Creative mode Liferun will be a limited time collaboration/crossover event or here to stay as a permanent addition to Fortnite but we can expect it to last for a few weeks at least.

While some players are whining about Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 being too long since it will run until February 2020 and no content update coming before next season, a new Creative mode is actually a breath of fresh air for many.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Fortnite is Highest-Earning Video Game of 2019

Even after seeing a 25% less profit than last year, Fortnite of Epic Games remained a top-earning game of 2019.

For past few years, developer/publisher Epic Games has been dominating video game sphere with their free-to-play online battle royale game Fortnite as well as its own genre by competing with titles like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Fortnite Battle Royale still remains the highest-grossing games of 2019 when it comes to overall revenue, even though it has seen a drastic 25% downward trend in profits compared to previous year, according to a recent report from SuperData.

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Fortnite is Highest-Earning Video Game of 2019

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In a recent review of digital gaming space, Neilsen Company SuperData revealed that Fortnite took top spot in profit charts for second year in a row by generating $1.8 billion revenue despite seeing a 25% decrease from $2.4 billion of 2018.

Due to their approach to overly popular battle royale genre with a free-to-play business model, Fortnite has appealed to many people. Epic Games also hosted high-profile eSports events to heavily promote their pride jewel to a mass audience.

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Moreover, collaborations with major franchises like Avengers, Batman, John Wick and Star Wars has drawn more players to the game. Lately, Fortnite premiered brand-new footage The Rise of Skywalker ahead of its theatre release.

During these limited time crossovers events, bundle of themed cosmetic items and Battle Passes are sold through in-game digital storefront known as Item Shop that players can pick up spending real-world money, thus generating revenue.

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Other free-to-play games generating a billion dollar revenue are Dungeon Fighter Online, Honour of Kings, League of Legends, Candy Crush Saga, Pokémon Go, Crossfire, Fate/Grand Order, Game for Peace and Last Shelter: Survival.

Although AAA-title release number is reduced, heading over to mobile platform has been a successful move for major publishers. Both Call of Duty: Mobile and Mario Kart Tour were able to offer experience of their console counterparts.

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Fortnite Crossover Events

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Two highest-grossing games of 2019 were FIFA 20 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, earning $786 million $645 million respectively. In comparison, free-to-play titles have earned so much more than these annual blockbuster series.

Most of those titles made it to the top due to their accessibility to players on PC, consoles or handhelds. In spite of taking a 5% dip in 2019 for year-over-year contrast, premium game revenue has totaled to a whopping $18.9 billion.

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Epic Games has done a great job in keeping Fortnite Battle Royale still relevant to have players engaged and invested. Many of their seasonal events and regular content updates are what drawing its player community across all platforms.

Last year, entire world of Fortnite was sucked into a black hole for few days nearing end of Season 10 and everything returned shortly afterwards introducing Chapter 2 of the game, signaling to continue a triumphant run in 2020 as well.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

Bohemia Interactive brings out Update 1.2: Preppers for free-to-play survival game Vigor on Xbox One, includes Battle Pass.

After spending a year in Xbox Game Preview program, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive fully released free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor on August 2019 for Xbox One and continues to roll frequent updates.

Following launch of Update 1.1: Bridges earlier, player community has conveyed their feedback to dev team as always and many of those concerns were addressed into latest Update 1.2: Preppers with added improvements.

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Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

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In post-war Norway, only very best of Outlanders have managed to get a hazmat suit for themselves and are known as Preppers. These folks are always prepared for almost any situations and very resourceful when it comes to survival.

Having a Prepper-like mentality will make you one of them and help you thrive in hazardous environments or widespread outbreak. Try to keep some homemade tools near you or at repertoire for any unexpected encounter.

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Full Hazmat Suits

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New handy tools such as alarm trap, contact bomb and transmitter are added in latest patch. Alarm trap will reveal nearby trespassers, contact bomb is there to take care of them and transmitter deceives radio signal detector.

Although these tools would require space and take up your scarce inventory slots, these are often come up as lifesavers. Players can either scavenge for them outdoors or craft them using blueprints included in Battle Pass.

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Preppers Battle Pass

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Preppers update has launched crafting boosters to craft your preferred loadout faster than usual and be ready before getting into a gunfight. All you need now are some proper plans and adequate materials to get what you want.

1.2 comes along with improvements like new guns, moving targets and variety of challenge options for shooting range. Those who donate more food to people in need via charity box will become eligible for better rewards in future.

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Introducing Crafting Boosters

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Vigor has finally introduced a Battle Pass for Outlanders to make it easy for everyone to keep track of their progression. Almost every actions of your playthrough will earn you XP now and there are many easy ways to get some.

You can start farming XP by doing something as simple as collecting resources, open crates, send food for people in need, try to polish your aiming skills at shooting range and a couple more things just to mention a few activities.

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Christmas in Outlands

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Earning more experience points helps you level up in Battle Pass and offer you cool rewards on your journey but if you want to reap better prizes, you can get a Premium Battle Pass anytime during the season to unlock all rewards.

In spirit of holiday season, Update 1.2: Preppers will bring a thematic change in Vigor by doing a Christmas makeover on all maps and your shelters to help Outlanders cheer up in post-war struggles and maybe even feel a bit festive.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for Consoles Out Now

Third-person survival game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games and Private Division is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.

Following PC release via Epic Games Store back in August, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from developer Panache Digital Games and publisher Private Division is releasing today worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Set 10 million years ago, during dawn of humankind when our ancestors had a single a goal to evolve and survive together. Players are tasked to go back to a savage land of Neogene Africa to live within a tribe and progress as a species.

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for Consoles Out Now

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You begin with a small group of apes that would become your clan and lead them to create their own odyssey towards evolution. There are always some fearsome predators waiting to prey on you that you got to be wary of.

Survival in a dangerous environment will require you to carefully build a support system using four core systems as communication, intelligence, motricity and senses to guide on exploration and help you proceed through generations.

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Fighting Vicious Predators

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There will be several eureka moments throughout your entire narrative in Ancestors and they often happen while experimenting with skills. It could be as simple as getting a fruit, finding cream to heal or forging a weapon with stick and rock.

It may take some time for new players to pick things up in at start but once they get a hold of basic functions, it becomes very clear that entire gameplay mechanics mostly revolves around repetition of combat and skill progression.

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Exhilaration of Discovery

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Earlier, a console trailer was released showcasing a few basic aspects of Humankind Odyssey survival experience.




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Since its early release a few months back, a number of feature and updates have been added to all versions of Ancestors. There are menu information and tutorial pop-ups to help you catch up to RPG elements including new objectives.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person survival game that has now found its way to PS4 and Xbox consoles with improvements. So, be creative and curious writing your own unique story in a pre-human world of adventure.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

No Man's Sky: Synthesis Update Live Now

Hello Games drops eighth free update Synthesis for No Man's Sky, adding some most-requested features.

With constant release of content updates following a messy launch, multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky is now in a state that developer/publisher Hello Games can really take some pride in for.

Keeping up that goodwill among players, NMS is getting its eighth major free update today after months of work for new and old players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a follow-up to 2.0 update Beyond from back in August.

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No Man's Sky: Synthesis Update Live Now

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Synthesis is acting more like a spring cleaning update for No Man's Sky with everything it brings on the table. You can flatten or restore terrain using new enhancements of Terrain Editor and there is more than one Multi-Tool now.

Virtual Reality will let anyone ride up on their favorite creatures and first-person Exocraft is available for VR or non-VR players. While venturing out, you can capture all those amazing views of outer space in Photo Mode for VR.

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First-Person Exocraft

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Starships can be improved with unwanted parts or they can be used as scrap materials in salvage system. Tear apart ships that you don't want to use anymore and upgrade them at nearby outfitting station to S-Class.

Spending a hefty amount of units buy you extra inventory space for ships and allow updating its entire class. Thanks to newest technology, personal refiner is portable and let you refine elements and materials as you go on rounds.

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Long-Distance Inventory

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A considerable number of quality-of-life changes such as clarity of the visuals, emergency warping, mid-air jetpack recharging, multiple custom outfits and triangular base parts are introduced to make off-world trips more convenient.

Despite their best efforts, developers were forced to leave out a few good ideas on the table but still, a lot of good ones have made it. Some brand-new feature will truly improve overall gameplay experience for most players.

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Starship Space Map

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After VR was introduced, it added new direction in exploration and people started partying up for multiplayer missions more than before. Many were enthusiastic enough to invest more of their time into building detailed bases.

Hello Games has worked on some most-requested aspects from community to include in No Man's Sky: Synthesis. Giving people something to take on new and crazy adventures, they are likely to be on board with their next update already.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest Out Now

Explore the island of Himfjäll in latest Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest expansion, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Based on a machine invasion on alternate-reality Sweden, Generation Zero is an open-world online survival game from developer/publisher Avalanche Studios, which came out on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019.

Dev team of Avalanche has been working for months to release their first expansion for the game, Alpine Unrest and it is finally out now on all major platforms offering players achievements, clothes, collectibles and weapons.

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Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest Out Now

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Continuing story of Generation Zero, Alpine Unrest takes players to island of Himfjäll that is comprised of a few locations like cafés, caravan parking lots, military bases, shops, ski slopes, burning church and ski hotel Björntunet.

Once a popular ski destination has now become a ghost town but there are answers to find that you were probably seeking for long time. Aside from new missions, this island will introduce players to new band of survivors as well.

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Apocalypse Class makes its debuts as new enemy class that is deadlier than ever, using flamethrowers and biochemical guns at you. Almost every killer robot types you have faced so far, this group is seems to be the nastiest.

You will be handed out enough firepower in form of KVM 59 machine gun and KVM 89 squad automatic weapon to fight back. Despite having these powerful tools in your arsenal, it would be wise to take on these mean machines with caution.

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Island of Himfjäll

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Some may come across those deadly enemies in mainland of √Ėstert√∂rn and before you can get your hands on latest weapons, you have to defeat a few of them first but no challenge will make you struggle without some rewards.

A host of bug fixes just came in for animations, challenges, missions, UI and weapons marked as issues by player community. Instance of crashes along with audio, localization and voice over are resolved as part of regular game updates.

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Even though enemies are on constant lookout, you can still make it out of hotel hideout and perhaps take assistance from local community. It is time to meet more of fellow survivors and stand together against a mechanical uprising.

Set around a post-apocalyptic landscape, Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest takes place following events of main game on Swedish countryside. By putting up some teamwork and working in shadows, there is a chance to survive this invasion.

Friday, November 22, 2019

State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

Undead Labs announced to release PC version of ultimate zombie survival fantasy State of Decay 2 via Steam in early 2020.

Last year, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios came out for Windows PC and Xbox One, amassing an impressive number of over 6 million players so far.

A successful sequel to 2013 survival horror title State of Decay, the game is currently available for purchase on Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass. According to an official announcement, SoD2 will also arrive on Steam in early 2020.

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State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

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Following its release, Undead Labs has received a lot of fan-requests for bringing their ultimate zombie action-adventure to Steam. Even though it took them a year and so, they finally decided to bring the title to digital storefront of Valve.

SoD2 will come to Steam with Xbox Live cross-play support that lets you play with three of your other friends over Windows PC and Xbox One. After all, joining with group of friends will better your chances of survival in a post-apocalyptic.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

Initially, survivors could jump into action on any of two select platforms using Xbox Play Anywhere system. Then an accidental leak from PAX East 2018 hinted at possibility of future Steam release before only a month of its launch.

An error message popped up unexpectedly during a developer live-stream on Twitch regarding a login issue of Steam. Though all video evidence was deleted, people were skeptical when they found Valve's launcher listed in FAQ page as a topic.

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Original SoD found home in Early Access of Steam a few months after console launch, followed by remastered release of Year One: Survival Edition, most likely because there was no timed exclusivity period for Xbox console back then.

Since no definitive release date has been revealed for Steam launch yet, you can go ahead and add State of Decay 2 on wishlist to get instant notifications on any updates made to store page in future while you wait for its release next year.