Showing posts with label Ubisoft. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

New Marching Fire update brings graphical revamp, Breach mode and brand-new Heroes to For Honor next week.

Action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft has just crossed the mark of 15 million players recently. In August, the game was available on the listed free games for Xbox Live Gold and then the Starter Edition was offered for free on Steam.

On October 16, this third-person multiplayer title is releasing Marching Fire free update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will bring bigger changes like design improvements and visual remaster while the expansion will add new content.

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For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

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Before you fire up the warrior spirit within you for the Marching Fire, let's take a look at the details of this upcoming expansion and update.




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The developer team actually planned to remaster the game earlier before the release and it was never meant to be taken as new maps. Players should look at these maps as the ones they have already played but it should give a better feeling after the visual upgrade.

For example, when in Valkenheim map, it should feel cold around as well as look like it and it is carried out with a sense of temperature. The land of Ashfeld on the other hand should convey warmth to seem more realistic in details of visual aspects.

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Rooftops or the ground of Temple Garden is now covered in more snow and it will feel like a cold winter there. Particular pieces of every texture are improved with more precision and source of lighting allows you to notice these all too clear.

Even when battling in dark areas, there will be some light coming from windows or vantage points and makes your surroundings less flat than usual. This is an overhaul that updates all in-game multiplayer maps as well content from story mode.

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Original and Remastered Temple Garden

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All players who have already joined the medieval fighting game can access to the graphical upgrade and the newly introduced 4v4 Breach mode to play attack and defense tactics. This gives you the vibe of either defending your own fortress or raiding one.

The expansion of Marching Fire adds 4 new heroes of a Chinese-influenced new faction, Wu Lin and a new Arcade mode on October 16 for the price of $29.99 only. Everyone else can unlock these new heroes later on from October 30 in exchange for 15,000 Steel each.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X

Enhanced graphics aside, Xbox One X provides the best experience for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in overall.

Before taking a year off in 2019 from their action role-playing Assassin’s Creed game series, developer/publisher Ubisoft has released the latest installment of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on October 5 for all major platforms.

It was also given an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X to offer the best visual experience on the console, which is currently considered as one of the most powerful system there is. The teams involved in development put their best effort to tell the most compelling stories though the game.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X

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When creating Assassin’s Creed Origins, the studio took a technological leap which helps them forge Odyssey. The enhanced feel of 4K on consoles channels a majestic vibe that improves the overall gameplay for players, which is much smoother than base video game consoles.

Using the perks the system offers, they tried providing a higher level of detail in demonstrating a dense crowd. Depth of field is improved during the dialogue deliveries and higher resolution of textures will be generated around player character.

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Obviously, better details in texture of display will make the surrounding in-game world alive and that is what makes an immerse experience of Ancient Greece. What everyone will come across in other platforms, the power of Xbox One X will push further to do better.

The amount of RAM available within the device allows welcoming a lot of augmentation possibilities. The transition of every other surrounding in 4K HDR will make it near impossible for anyone to go back to playing it on any other platforms.

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Capacities provided by Xbox One X have allowed the team to do more and execute their plans more flawlessly for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Your experience will be of next level if you haven't lost yourself into an open world game like this one before.

Even in comparison to the output of PlayStation 4 Pro, X fares a lot better result in terms of graphical clearance and pixel-count. So, with everything we have at hand right now, hopefully it is safe to say that Odyssey is best played on Xbox One X.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling and Micro-Transactions Issues

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey maybe slowly pushing players to face real-money economy to be done with grinding.

Over the years, developer/publisher Ubisoft's action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed has evolved a lot and after Assassin’s Creed Origins from last year, it is taken further in the recently released title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

One such aspect is the character level, which determines what you can and cannot at times. For instance, you can easily engage an enemy of your level or slightly above than that but trying to butt heads with someone more powerful than your grade can be suicidal.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling Issues

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Now you can consider that a pretty clever in-game mechanics to put a hold on where can you move and when. However, that actually feels a less like an open-world game that players would want to explore and it doesn't bother at first until grinding becomes very necessary.

Odyssey is much bigger that Origins, which takes nearly 50 hours to complete and it only means more XP gaining. Though not annoying in the beginning, it becomes quite common and repetitive at later point just for the sake of leveling.

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When you will eventually level up a step, you will realize that the surrounding animals and enemies have also leveled with you. Just when you felt that you are now more capable after leveling up, it practically becomes useless and it really sucks!

While playing the story mission, you will realize the hustle it takes for the slightest leveling your character. The side-missions don't hold you back much in terms of rewarding with XP but a spending a considerable amount of time is nearly inescapable.

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Odyssey is of course a great experience for playing but at later point XP gaining can become a problem and apparently, Ubisoft has something in the in-game store that can level you up quite faster than playing though or completing those side-quests.

There are a few items you can pick up from the store that takes care of the annoying grinding problem permanently. Purchasing of a "Permanent XP Boost" item will grant you a permanent increase in experience you have earned playing by 50%.

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This boost will apply on all of your saved games and everything you will do gets you 50 percent more XP, which costs only 1,000 Helix Credits. The minimum amount to get one of these will cost you only $4.99 for a Base Pack and can spend up to $49.99 for Extra Large Pack.

Ubi Club members have the special chance to buy them using virtual coins to gain 25% more XP. Spending 10 coins earns you a boost and you get plenty of them but they are for a limited time and there will never be enough. You just have to spend some cash at some point.

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Although the system of purchasing Helix Credits was present in Origins, they never tried to force players to face the issue of real-money economy through leveling mechanics but Odyssey almost makes it obvious and almost unavoidable to complete the story.

Right now, we are hoping that Ubisoft will probably release a patch to fix this to a manageable point. Whether it is a small mistake in their part or a secret ploy to get into the wallet of the players by forcing them into a punishing circle of crushing struggle remains to be seen.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

Ubisoft wants player to keep playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey long after the credits roll with two post-launch story arcs.

The latest installment of action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft being Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is set to release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The game will be set on Greece and allow players to take the role of a legendary Spartan mercenary. Already pretty large in size, details regarding post-launch content and Season Pass on this upcoming title have announced to expand the experience further with two new story arcs.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

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Detailing the nature of the content developer/publisher Ubisoft are offering, a brand-new trailer was released recently.




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When you are finished playing the base game, you or your assassin character isn't done with the mythology of Ancient Greece just yet. The first major story arc that Odyssey will take us into is titled Legacy of the First Blade and it reveal the history of the first person who has ever wailed the iconic Hidden Blade.

The Fate of Atlantis will come out next as the second storyline that takes players to a journey to discover truth of the renowned sunken city and even go up against godly creatures.

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The Fate of Atlantis

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Legacy of the First Blade will debut on December and The Fate of Atlantis arrives by spring of 2019. Those post-launch story arcs will come out in episodic nature; each releasing in six weeks after another and in-between them, free in-game regular quests will follow in Tales of Greece.

Purchasing Gold, Pantheon, Spartan or Ultimate Editions of the game automatically grants you access to Season Pass or you can just get it separately. Also, Discovery Tour returns from Assassin’s Creed Origins.

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

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Speaking of history earlier, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered are both added into Season Pass content. These two games will have all of their original content, plus DLC with visual enhancements of 4K and HDR support for experiencing high-resolution graphics even on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X platform.

Although the former remastered edition title was criticized for having poor plot, it still managed to sell over 3.5 million copies.

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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered

You can still make a stand-alone purchase for the remastered titles if you are not at all interested to buy the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft made the same approach with Far Cry 3 Classic Edition when it came along with Season Pass of Far Cry 5.

So, after you complete your quest on Greece as Alexios or Kassandra, you can have some more fun-time with Connor or the first female protagonist of the series, Aveline de Grandpré to experience the era of American Revolution.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Choices and Consequences

Life is about choices and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey lets you choose to create your own character through your actions.

Upcoming entry from action role-playing video game series Assassin’s Creed titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is less than a month away to release on October 5 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while a cloud version launches for Nintendo Switch.

In many ways, the game differentiates from previous titles and set way before the other installments, which makes room for adding more RPG elements. Through a recent trailer for the game, developer/publisher Ubisoft focuses on story-altering choices.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Choices and Consequences

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Players decision shaping the outcome of a game is a trending feature in mainstream games these days and the trailer briefly tells us how that works in Odyssey.




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Previously, Assassin’s Creed Origins sometimes allowed control for Aya instead of Bayek. Or simply take Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for an instance where you could choose from either one of twins Jacob and Evie.

Now, developers have put players directly into the wheels of the fate for their characters Alexios or Kassandra. Every action or decisions they make throughout will be taking them to a unique path to define your selected characters rather than leading to a bad outcome.

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Romance Options for Character

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When playing as Alexios, he has his moments of amazing sarcastic remarks that make him great. You may really cheer up for him when you see him making fun of someone and Michael Antonakos makes it all good with his facial expressions.

Kassandra is played by Melissanthi Mahut, who occasionally throws her dry wit as well. She obviously has a great emotional range than her brother but both of them shares the same romance options when it comes to choose from.

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Make Meaningful Choices

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Making choice of interacting with others with either love or rage will affect your compass. You can engage in direct combat with enemy or be extremely sneaky; both will eventually help improve three of your skill trees.

While Kassandra delivers a nice performance, Alexios has his unique charms as well but none of those aspects makes the other character better or worse. Regardless of what you end up doing in the open-world of Odyssey, the endgame will always be the same.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

For Honor Free on Steam Now

Combat-focused action game For Honor: Starter Edition is free to download on Steam until August 27.

Last month, medieval fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft entered its seventh season, Storm and Fury while also being added to Xbox Live Gold list of free games for the month of August.

This month, we have more interesting news for players on PC who wanted to try out this third-person multiplayer title previously, because they can now grab and own a copy of the Starter Edition on Valve's digital distribution platform, Steam before August 27.

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For Honor Free on Steam Now

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Within the first 24 hour of this announcement, there has been a spike of interest raised among gamers and where Ubisoft had trouble having a steady number of concurrent players engaged to the game, they are currently facing an overwhelming surge of them.

According to a report from Steam Charts, the number that reached the peak was a whooping 216,499 and it was the highest number of audience interest the title saw on the platform after it was released back in February 2017.

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Whereas the Starter Edition is usually charged only $15, anyone can grab the title and add to their library forever, for free. This version comes with three of the original heroes Kensei, Raider and Warden unlocked from factions of Samurai, Viking and Knights.

These playable heroes are also customizable with emotes and other options. Remaining three heroes of your fraction will be available for playing but not for customization. Unlocking the rest will require in-game currency.

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Steam Charts For Honor Player Count

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Since this is not a limited time Free Weekend and a permanently free offer, For Honor Starter Edition is a great offer if you have enough time to invest for this online melee brawler. That way, you will be able to earn more currency to eventually unlock other characters of the game.

Originally launched for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game will introduce Marching Fire update on October 16, which will debut new 4v4 mode and a Chinese-themed faction called Wu Lin to draw more players.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

For Honor Season VII: Storm and Fury Release Date

For Honor to get new map, Hero reworks and updated Ranking System in Season VII: Storm and Fury next week.

Medieval action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft is entering Season VII: Storm and Fury next week. It involves the addition of a new map, some hero reworks and ranking system update.

There will also be a special event that has yet to announce a date for. We still haven't seen a brand-new trailer drop featuring Season VII from the developers yet we know that it is going to kick-start on August 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One through a free update.

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For Honor Season VII Coming Next Week

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Two heroes that receive revised move sets in Storm and Fury are Warden and Valkyrie. It has a lot to do with their attack and speed to make them more efficient and flexible, so the roster stays balanced.

If they are your mains, then you should definitely watch out for those tweaks as well as newly revamped progression and ranking systems. To get used with a hero you have trouble controlling, an expanded training mode is there to improve your skills and learning curve.

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Secluded Keep is a new watery map available in multiplayer modes like Brawl, Duel, Elimination, Skirmish and Tribute. While Storm and Fury was a major amendment, bigger changes are headed towards the title on October 16.

Marching Fire update will then introduce a new faction called Wu Lin, which is a Chinese-influenced one. Plus, a 4v4 mode Breach will debut to engage players on fortress siege madness. So, the aggressive spirit of front line will intensify and start throwing new challenges at you.

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Storm and Fury New Map Secluded Keep

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

Historical fighting game For Honor has just stepped into the second year and dedicated servers are getting improvements to provide better experience to fans. To let people balance out to recent changes, Ubisoft will offer a Hero Trial offer from August 2nd to August 9th.

Also, don't miss out the game on Xbox Live Gold for free from August 16 to September 15 on Xbox One, along with Dead Space 3, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Forza Horizon 2 if you happen to have a subscription.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rainbow Six Siege Instant Bans for Toxicity

In order to deal with slurs and toxicity in Siege, Ubisoft placed a strict moderation system as a step towards healthy community.

Online toxicity is a major issue these days that it cannot be ignored for any reasons. It often ruins the experience in multiplayer online games for many players. Big name companies like Blizzard, Riot Games and Twitch are on a constant battle with this huge issue but we saw Sea of Thieves handling it like a pro with their unique anti-toxicity strategy back in March 2018 to re-establish order. Recently, Rainbow Six Siege has taken a stance of on this topic but in a very strict way.

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Rainbow Six Siege Instant Bans for Toxicity

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With the goal of eradicating hate speech from their tactical shooter game for a healthy playing environment, developer Ubisoft has placed a stern moderating system lately that will detect players using racist slurs, homophobic slurs and any other form of hate speeches against other participants online and will place an immediate ban. It has already started implementing bans on players and is pretty quick in handling the penalty whenever it spots slurs within game’s chat.

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For your first offense, you are kicked out for 30 minutes, then it is for 2 hours and following your third time, an official investigation will run over your account which can lead to a permanent ban as well. Yesterday, one curious Reddit user wanted to test "Toxicity Filter" by typing a slur and almost instantly got removed from the match with a ban according to new Code of Conduct for Siege. While some tried to complain on Twitter, Ubisoft was unfazed about their actions.


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Whether you are playing Terrorist Hunt or custom games, you could be automatically kicked out of Siege anytime using slurs. Back in April, developers promised to introduce a few features to prevent people from using abusive language during a match. They were about to mute chat text and improve the monitoring system with a chat filter. However, it turned out to be quite different than what everyone thought. Instead of censor texts in chat through an automated system, they are simply removing players.



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Also, this course of action is currently limited to players on PC, where the monitoring runs rampant. Sony and Microsoft will have to handle the situation on available console platform according to their own policy for community. Siege has an all-time high number of player counts in PC during March and cleaning up in-game environment of abusive language will make the atmosphere more welcoming for new gamers to the title. We believe necessary steps will be taken against hackers next.



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Following this stern movement against hate speech, many are really appreciating this initiative while other people are upset for not being able to use those words anymore. However, this feature can easily be misused by someone provoking their competitor into engaging in hate talk and get the boot. Currently in Season 3 of content, Rainbow Six Siege was released back in 2015 from Ubisoft to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.