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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Epic Games Store Announced

Launching as a competitor to Steam, Epic Games announced to start their own digital storefront Epic Games Store.

Whether you have been indulged into the Battle Royale mania with free-to-play title Fortnite or not you probably must have heard of developer/publisher Epic Games. Amassing a staggering number of 125 million worldwide in less than a year, they have scored big time!

After winning over the gaming world with a phenomenon game lately, Epic Games is currently focusing on a major online game distribution platform of their own, which would be a competitor to Steam, a prominent digital storefront of Valve Corporation.

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Epic Games Store Announced

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This is not something that Epic has jump on board with and in fact, they have been developing launcher for their own game compatible for Mac and PC that supports a digital commerce worldwide by handling several different payment methods.

So, to get into a direct relationship with players and help all developers, Epic Games Store will be launched soon. Though their initial plan only includes platforms like Mac and PC, there are plans for expanding to Android and other open platforms for a broader reach by 2019.

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Epic will open up with a hand full of curated games and then will expand their collection as they progress. People can either purchase the game from the store or just access it with Epic Games launcher but everything else will be handled through the application.

Current Fortnite players are already considered as users of their launcher and Epic Games decided to make their game exclusively available to their digital store. This is a practice that would be continued for the foreseeable future.

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Epic Games Store Revenue Split

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The biggest perk of the platform is that it offers a more flattering revenue split with developers than Steam or any other. Moving aside from the standard 70/30 revenue split, Epic Games Store is considering giving developers 88 percent of the revenue for the games.

It that is not sounding crazy enough, developers won't have to pay up the 5 percent engine royalty for using Unreal Engine to create the game. Epic will cover for that 5% of extra charge from their small margin on a total of 12%.

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes that business for digital storefronts have grown quite exponentially over the decade but the economies revolving around it has not benefited the developers much for years; especially indie developers.

Aside from that, Epic also launched Support-A-Creator program recently that will hook up content creators from YouTube, streamers on Twitch, video game Bloggers and such with developers to help them share revenue for affiliate marketing. That's so EPIC!

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Consumers of the store will be handed out at least one free game after every two weeks throughout 2019 and they will cover the fees of those releases on behalf of the developers, so they don't miss out or lose money over this.

Epic Games can easily become a digital distribution platform giant in no time if they stay true to their plan of incentives and promises to share more details about their plans regarding the store this Thursday, on December 6 at The Game Awards 2018.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Game Awards 2018 Nominees

Nominations for The Game Awards 2018 are revealed and some of the most beloved titles of 2018 are fighting for GOTY.

Like each year, 2018 has blessed us with some of the best games that we are really thankful for and then there were some disappointments as well. The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 are already revealed and we can see some of the hottest game of 2018 among them.

In the 30 announced categories, the intensity of competition is high between God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2. The first two of these titles are PlayStation 4-exclusive titles of 2018 by the way.

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The Game Awards 2018 Nominees

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Although God of War and RDR2 are on a major tug of war regarding most of the nominations of this year, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, indie title Celeste and Monster Hunter: World are giving a tough run to become Game of the Year.



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To celebrate achievements of these titles, the full list of nominations from all categories are given below for you to take a quick look at. You're welcome.

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Role Playing Game

  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Score/Music

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Intro the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker (Marvel’s Spider-Man)

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG MOBILE
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Caliber VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Best eSports Game

  • CSGO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports Player

  • Dominique "SonicFox" McLean
  • Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi
  • Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Sung-hygeon "JJoNak" Bang

Best eSports Team

  • Astralis
  • Cloud9
  • Fnatic
  • London Spitfire
  • OG

Best eSports Coach

  • Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu
  • Christian "ppasarel" Banaseanu
  • Danny "zonic" Sorensen
  • Dylan Falco
  • Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi
  • Janko "YNk" Paunovic

Best eSports Event

  • ELAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best eSports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Paul "RedEye" Chaloner

Best eSports Moment

  • C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE
  • G2 beating RNG
  • KT vs IG Base Race
  • OG’s massive upset of LGD
  • SonicFox side switch against Go1 in DBZ

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

Favorite Moment of 2017

  • Carol Shaw (Industry Icon)
  • The Game Awards Orchestra (Performance)
  • Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Moment)
  • Josef Fares (A Way Out)
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Game of the Year)

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Public voting for The Game Awards 2018 is currently open for everyone on their official site and participants can vote once every 24 hours until the results come in live on December 6. Vote for your favorite games, developer studio and even eSports champions to see them win on the grand platform.

Presented in stunning 4K UHD resolution, you can watch the program for free from anywhere on any of the popular digital media platforms like Facebook Live, Mixer, PlayStation Network, Steam TV, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and YouTube at 5:30 PM PT.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

Developer Bungie reveals their shared-world multiplayer shooter Destiny 2’s next major expansion, Forsaken.

We are only a few days behind for E3 2018 but Activision and Bungie had other plans regarding their hugely successful online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2. Though it initially managed to get a very positive response from fans worldwide, it's having tough time getting some traction from fans these days. Their next big expansion for the game, Forsaken is expected to breathe new life in it when it is released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 4, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

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Witness the development team behind Destiny 2: Forsaken discuss their in-depth plan for this upcoming DLC in the clip below. The reveal event also took place on a Twitch live-stream at 9 AM PT.




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This brand-new expansion is bringing new contents like two new locations to discover and will introduce a new 4v4 endgame mode called Gambit. This shared-world shooter has been suffering from post-game content for a long time upon release and hopefully Gambit mode might just fix that problem. One of the new locations to explore is called The Tangled Shore and the second one is The Dreaming City. Guardians will find new secrets to unravel and dreadful bosses to take on.

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Explore The Tangled Shore

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Forsaken DLC will be priced $39.99 only and you can get your hands on it in two ways. You can simply purchase a D2 Annual Pass worth $69.99 that has three upcoming premium content releases. First of them will arrive on Winter 2018, then Spring 2019 sees the second and the last one drops on Summer 2019. Or just buy the Digital Deluxe version of the game for only $79.99, which contains the base game, two previously released expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind along with aforementioned contents.

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Destiny 2 – Forsaken Annual Pass

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Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 but for lack of content and many changes at gameplay had many of its community leave the game. Forsaken has allegedly dealt with these issues and promises to be better and for the sake of the game's future, we really hope they did. We will only find out if Bungie has made good of their promise when it finally arrives on September 4.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

Epic Games will be giving up a prize pool worth of $100M for Fortnite’s first year of esports tournaments.

With rising popularity of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, developer Epic Games announced for an Esports tournament for a prize pool worth $100 million. They will have a competitive season from 2018 to 2019 for their insanely popular third-person shooter. So, they are inviting the best players to take part in this arrangement to take a shot at the grand prize. Fortnite Battle Royale will be the main focus of the challenge and skilled players will be pitted against each other.

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Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

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Epic Games have yet not specified when these competitions will begin but they have stated last month that, during E3 2018 in June, they will kick-start 100-person tournament which will be called Fortnite Party Royale. The developers were also not very specific about how they are planning to play it out except the mention of trying to do something out of the box. So, they might actually be up to something and may even break the traditional inspiration for such contests.

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One thing is certain about their intention and that is to make this experience a great fun for both players and spectators. Looks like, they are finally close to bridge the gap between professional players and viewers enjoying the game as their favorite players broadcast on Twitch with this deal. The UMG’s Friday Fortnite competition is already being organized to bring together gaming personalities from Twitch and YouTube in a race to get the most number of kills.

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Through Early Access, Fortnite debuted for PC on July, 2017 and then Mac, PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One eventually saw the release. Quickly taking over the popularity of last-man-standing shooter, the game even gave PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a tough run for their money. After conquering online streaming platforms, they sure are looking for playing in big leagues as it seems. If you are a huge fan of the title, its time you try to cash in your skills on Fortnite.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Battlefield V Live Reveal Next Week

Putting all rumors and speculations to rest, official reveal for Battlefield V is heading this way and we have to wait only a few more days. When they mentioned for an untitled game from Battlefield franchise in last year's financial report, everyone has been waiting for it, while wondering what the title would be. Electronic Arts finally announced that in a live reveal event on May 23 at 1 PM PT, they will reveal the next game of their popular multiplayer shooter series.

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Battlefield V Live Reveal Next Week

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After initially let the cat out of the bag, EA has kept their mouth sealed up until now. Instead of confirming or denying anything, they just decided to sit back and watch the rumors fly. A theory of the game being set on World War II era and will be called Battlefield V came up. Then there was another that the new release will belong to their Bad Company series. Some even start calling it Battlefield 2018 before the official announcement came. Looking at their post on official Twitter account, we decided to run with the first theory.



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Also to let you know, this live reveal event will be hosted by Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, who posted about it on his personal Twitter account lately, which was also a rumor earlier. With that, he just cleared out all confusion and claimed it was "V EXCITING" for him. That is another clear hint at the game's current title. Given his day to day experience of hosting a popular show on a regular basis and having a fondness for video games, makes him a perfect choice for the job.



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Trevor Noah appearing on May 23 live event will surely increase the excitement for all the fans of this series from Electronic Arts. We also like to remind you that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the latest title from their rival series is going to be revealed tomorrow, which is earlier than Battlefield V. It will be interesting to see what predictions made by the players came out to be true and how much comparison people will do between these titles. You will be able to enjoy the reveal on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube when it is going to stream live.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Reveal

Beyond Good & Evil 2 first gameplay footage has been revealed that provides a brief look at how fight in space will be like.

At E3 2017, Ubisoft's upcoming action-adventure title Beyond Good and Evil 2 was teased once again, which is a sequel to original Beyond Good and Evil. Some of the very early stage of gameplay mechanics video of this title is recently released as developers offered up a sneak peak on what the players are getting into when it finally comes out. While they open up for fans of the series after a long break, we got a glimpse at some multiplayer combat action and how a few other stuff works out in-game.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Reveal

Here is a work-in-progress video that has the gameplay footage showing some played out combat moves and regular co-op activities.




Though this clip is slightly longer than two minutes length, actual gameplay is there for only about 45 seconds. You can even notice a watermark on the video marking it as a “pre-alpha” version of the project. We see a number of different spaceships flying around and how players can also use jetpacks for transportation. Both your role as a pirate in action and piloting those ships are essentially required for two type of game-playing. You cannot just discount one skill for another.

BGE2 promises to be an overall improvement over its predecessor and deliver an experience which is enormous. One of the prime features that we saw in this clip is that how you are allowed to move between your inner or outer surroundings, just like 2016's No Man's Sky from Hello Games. A tight Afro sporting black female named Shani remains the focus for the entire clip, mostly displaying her skills with staff. The fighting style may reminiscent a bit more like the first game but it is better now.

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New Ships of Beyond Good & Evil 2

Not only there will be collision between massive airships, it promises to bring back melee sword fight from the original BGE. Players are on a solar system named System 3 and aside from being a pirate captain, roles like medic and spy are there to play but whether or not those tasks would be carried out by AI or other participants are yet to be confirmed. Though the presentation above was relatively short, Ubisoft promises to unveil a lot more at E3 2018 with more details.

There was almost an hour long developer live-stream on Twitch, where creative director Michel Ancel talked about what they have been up to with BGE2.



During last year's E3 media showcase, interested players were invited by developers to join Space Monkey Program, which will allow those individuals to first-hand experience of playing it and sharing their different views. This is more like an inbound beta test that also reveals that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One upon release even though it is not mentioned anywhere else or no confirmed platforms are announced yet. If the game will be ported to Nintendo Switch or not is still unclear.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

Watch Bungie and Vicarious Visions reveal details of Destiny 2’s second expansion Warmind on Twitch.

Although multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 started well when it came out in September, 2017, developer Bungie and publisher Activision soon found themselves on a bumpy ride of fan-hate because of their decision of constantly changing things players loved about the game just for the sake of freshening things up. With the game's second DLC Warmind, they are hoping to finally make up for their mistakes and try to damage control as much as possible.

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Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

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Before we get into a few more details on Warmind, check out this cinematic prologue below on Destiny 2 expansion II, where a Guardian named Ana Bray goes seeking for a link to her past on Mars.




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Introducing a Hunter-class Guardian Ana Bray, who is on polar ice caps area of Mars, where she is after finding out something that has past ties with her. Also, one of the most powerful weapons in the solar system, Warmind Rasputin has recently awakened and she couldn't sit this one out. The Clovis Bray corporation that helped them colonized the area are ironically responsible for creating that. This is a brand-new area called The Hellas Basin from original Destiny that has never been explored before in Destiny 2.

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Introducing Guardian Ana Bray

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Only two weeks from now, Warmind expansion is going to be released May 8, 2018 and along with their co-developer Vicarious Visions, Bungie is offering a peak at it with a Twitch live-stream today.



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Much-awaited details on Destiny 2's second expansion Warmind is discussed in details in this hour-long stream, where plans for new events, weapons and few other things, some of which are briefly hinted at the teaser trailer they released earlier.

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A new public event that was the focus of this stream called Escalation Protocol, which you can start immediately after finishing the campaign or just join with someone else who is already playing it. Your Guardians will have to face off seven Hive enemy waves with a different boss each time. Reward chests for loot will present itself following the third and fifth wave before you get the grand prize upon finishing seventh wave. Each week the game will rotate and there are five bosses in total.

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Escalation Protocol Public Event

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Good thing is, you can begin anytime since there is no exact schedule for this event. Escalation Protocol is looking for making this public event challenging and creating appeal for replay value. Depending on which final boss you come across, unique weapons are up for grabs as well as new armor. Special weapons are also accessible during this event and that even includes the Hive sword from original Destiny campaign. There is a spear called The Valkyrie, which can be used for both melee and as ranged weapon. It's awesome!

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Crucible matches will have two types of rankings for players; one is Valor and the other being Glory. The former is for completing matches with no loss penalties and the latter is reserved for competitive playlist. As soon as Season 3 begins, rewards for Crucible will also be earned in a different way. When update 1.2.0 is released, all available rewards will be on Shaxx and you will see how to earn them. Some reward takes you to complete objectives, other comes with obtaining certain ranks.

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Exotic Auto Rifle SUROS Regime

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Some changes to Exotic weapons are made by Bungie for the sake of making them unique and more functional than they were. Spire of Stars is a new Raid Lair mentioned in the DLC features, which is for Leviathan raids and may even tie-in with the game's plot. More bounties and a seasonal event wait ahead on Season 3 along with tweaks on Faction Rally.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer game from Bungie and Activision now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warmind has a new strike for PlayStation 4 players called the Insight Terminus. This one however, won't take place on Hellas Basin but on Nessus, where Titan Zavala will need some assistance on stopping the Cabal from stealing an old Vex technology. Other than that, a new set of armor for Titan, Hunter, and Warlock comes as part of the exclusive deal.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

Destiny 2: Warmind reveal tease at new armor and Exotics. Twitch live-stream reveal will happen on Tuesday, April 24.

The next expansion for multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 was announced earlier this month by Bungie and Activision, which will be titled "Warmind". A reveal was about to take place during a Twitch live-stream on this Tuesday, April 24 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and we are getting towards a short teaser as well. You will agree that it is way better than just a single teaser image we saw before and upcoming DLC Warmind for Destiny 2 suggests a lot of new stuff that the developers have in stock for us.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

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Prepare to take a look at Warmind reveal trailer that points out at new armor, enemies and locations to explore when it drops.




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With this trailer, we can tell that more of content are yet to reveal soon from a developer stream by Bungie. A brand-new location on Mars called Mars Hellas Basin is going to be introduced for the Guardians to go on adventure. Hive Escalation Protocol may involve fighting waves of Hive enemies and a couple of upgrades on exotic weapons for Destiny 2's one of most talked about Crucible competitive multiplayer mode. The developer studio already hinted that game’s difficulty will change from Season 3 and enemies will get more powerful in Warmind.

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So, players who are still struggling with low-level are going to have a tough time coming facing these extra-tough opponents. Now, if you think this is bad then let's talk about how hard power cap will be to hit in this second expansion. In whatever state you left off following Curse of Osiris, you can get to 340 with decent effort from there but then the power level grind will get harder and reaching 370 to 380 will take like forever. Warmind expansion goes live on May 8, 2018.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

From developer Bungie and publisher Activision, Destiny 2 was released in 2017 and became one of the best-selling titles of that year, which is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Before they had planned for three live-streams for the first expansion pack and now they have settled for just one. Bungie took a lot of insight from the mistakes Curse of Osiris made to change their future direction and now with Warmind DLC, we are seeing hints of quite a lot of change already.