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

Friday, February 14, 2020

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

Ahead of Steam release, developer Undead Labs announces major free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition.

Living up to its 2013 predecessor title State of Decay, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is currently heading towards some major gameplay changes.

Today, dev team has announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an upcoming major free content update that will expand upon existing version with new content and add improvements for all players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

state of decay 2 juggernaut edition free content update undead labs microsoft studios pc steam xb1 game pass open-world zombie survival game
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

In a latest official trailer, some major visual and gameplay changes of Juggernaut Edition are briefly highlighted.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

State of Decay 2 campaign mode is much more than just fighting zombies and there is much more to do. Entirety of post-tutorial section has been rebuilt to coach survivors in many key-elements like base-building and such.

Players will be able to explore a newly added open-world map in logging town of Providence Ridge and set up camp there. Heavy melee weapons like axe and sledgehammer will offer advantage in combat against undead enemies.

state of decay 2 juggernaut edition brand-new open world map providence ridge free content update undead labs microsoft studios pc steam xb1 game pass open-world zombie survival game
Providence Ridge Map

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

With enhanced lighting and optimization, remastered graphics aims to provide better visuals. Reflecting on feedback from community, slight changes in control scheme are introduced by separating commands for dodge and stealth.

Previously released add-on Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of Juggernaut Edition as well. Aside from gameplay bugs and fixes, audio experience is improved and more tracks are included.

state of decay 2 juggernaut edition two-handed heavy melee weapon free content update undead labs microsoft studios pc steam xb1 game pass open-world zombie survival game
Heavy Melee Weapon

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

Those who already purchased these DLC packs are eligible to receive exclusive in-game items on its launch day by simply logging in. You can place your pre-order now to join in a group of six million survivors for biggest SoD experience ever.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is scheduled to arrive for Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on March 13, 2020. From day one, players will have cross-play support for co-op zombie-killing adventure over all platforms.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Vigor Season 2: Hunters Live Now

Hunters arrive into Outlands as Season 2 of free-to-play loot shooter title Vigor goes live on Xbox One.

With arrival of a new season, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive is planning to make it easy for Outlanders to keep track of progress in free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor as they released Update 2.0: Hunters on Xbox One.

Season 2 will be introducing some changes in Battle Pass system for better as in past, only most dedicated players would have unlocked all great rewards in Battle Pass but now they are made more accessible due to players' feedback.

vigor update 2.0 hunters battle pass outlanders february 2020 xbox one bohemia interactive xbox one bohemia interactive
Vigor Season 2: Hunters Live Now

RELATED: Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

After recent inclusion of Preppers in post-war Norway, a new deadly class of survivors known as Hunters is added. Some of them are expert at tracking their prey, few can aim for absolute accuracy and many are just good at looting.

Most common weapon that Hunters usually prefer carrying is a crossbow, which is designed for single shot kills. Also, legendary weapon Mosin–Nagant rifle from Xbox Game Preview period is making a return for this hunting season.

vigor update 2.0 hunters battle pass outlanders february 2020 season 2 battle pass crossbow mosin nagant fake glint tool portable signal detector xbox one bohemia interactive
Season 2 Tools & Weapons

RELATED: Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

An expert tracker doesn't rely on any scopes and often times they fool others using fake glint tool to reflect sunlight for distraction. Even camping within bushes is no longer safe for any Outlanders when one carries a portable signal detector.

First blood Hunters can show their pride using themed full-body uniform, emote, headwear and weapon skins through latest customization options. Aside from Battle Pass season, changes were made to in-game store following Update 1.2.1.

vigor update 2.0 hunters battle pass outlanders february 2020 xbox one bohemia interactive cosmetic weapon items
Hunters Battle Pass

RELATED: Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

Bohemia Interactive is focusing more on gameplay stability and players can keep track of all changes on changelog from title screen directly. Price point for cosmetic items was reduced recently to make them easily obtainable for players.

Vigor Update 2.0: Hunters have worked out some shooting mechanism like bullet penetration, damage over distance etc. To keep tabs on Update Preview program, you can keep an eye on regular streams of associate partners.

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.

fortnite new creative mode liferun pax south 2020 epic games
Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

RELATED: Fortnite is Highest-Earning Video Game of 2019

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.

RELATED: Fortnite: Save the World October 2019 Roadmap

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



RELATED: Fortnite Chapter 2 Update Live Now

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.

fortnite highest-earning video game 2019 epic games free-to-play online battle royale
Fortnite is Highest-Earning Video Game of 2019

RELATED: Fortnite: Save the World October 2019 Roadmap

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.

RELATED: Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

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.

RELATED: Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

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.

fortnite limited time crossover events avengers infinity war batman john wick star wars rise of skywalker
Fortnite Crossover Events

RELATED: GameStop Leaked Listing Hints at First Nintendo Direct of 2020?

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.

RELATED: Fortnite Season 10 Ends With a Bang!

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.

dayz fallout 76 soulcalibur 6 xbox live gold free play days event
DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

RELATED: Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

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.

dayz xbox one free play days event survival video game bohemia interactive xb1
DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

RELATED: Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

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.

RELATED: Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

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.

soulcalibur 6 xbox one free play days event fighting game bandai namco studios xb1
Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 Live Now

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.

vigor update 1.2 preppers battle pass outlanders december 2019 xbox one bohemia interactive xbox one bohemia interactive
Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

RELATED: Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

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.

vigor update 1.2 preppers battle pass outlanders december 2019 outlanders full hazmat suits xbox one bohemia interactive
Full Hazmat Suits

RELATED: Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

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.

vigor update 1.2 preppers battle pass outlanders december 2019 season 1 battle pass outlanders xbox one bohemia interactive
Preppers Battle Pass

RELATED: Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

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.

vigor update 1.2 preppers battle pass outlanders december 2019 battle pass crafting boosters xbox one bohemia interactive
Introducing Crafting Boosters

RELATED: Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

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.

vigor update 1.2 preppers battle pass outlanders december 2019 outlanders christmas xbox one bohemia interactive
Christmas in Outlands

RELATED: Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

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.

ancestors the humankind odyssey ps4 xb1 panache digital games private division
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for Consoles Out Now

RELATED: Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

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.

ancestors the humankind odyssey primate vicious predators ps4 xb1 panache digital games private division
Fighting Vicious Predators

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

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.

ancestors the humankind odyssey communication intelligence motricity senses ps4 xb1 panache digital games private division
Exhilaration of Discovery

RELATED: The Outlast Trials Revealed

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




RELATED: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

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.

no mans sky synthesis expansion update hello games pc ps4 xb1
No Man's Sky: Synthesis Update Live Now

RELATED: No Man's Sky: Beyond Update Release Date

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.

no mans sky synthesis expansion update hello games pc ps4 xb1 first person exocraft vr
First-Person Exocraft

RELATED: No Man's Sky VR Comes to PlayStation and Steam

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.

no mans sky synthesis expansion update hello games pc ps4 xb1 long-distance inventory management technology
Long-Distance Inventory

RELATED: No Man's Sky: NEXT Update Live Now

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.

no mans sky synthesis expansion update hello games pc ps4 xb1 starship space map enhancements visual
Starship Space Map

RELATED: No Man's Sky May Come to Nintendo Switch

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.