Showing posts with label Ubisoft. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

Closed Beta for Tom Clancy shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint goes live now and Ubisoft reveals post-launch plans.

Just a month ahead of global release on October 4, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft kick-started the Closed Beta program for their upcoming tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.

Starting from September 5, Closed Beta will be open until from September 8, for a chance to explore Auroa before launch. You can join in for solo adventure or join up in four player co-op game with three of your friends on same platform.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

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GR: Breakpoint Closed Beta will allow you to go through two main campaign missions and a couple of side missions while it lasts. Also, Ghosts can take up the challenge of eight new Faction Missions per day if they want to.

For those who are feeling extra adventurous, enter special Drone Areas of Auroa and test yourself against some of deadly combat drones like car-sized Aamons, tank-like Behemoths or even get chased by a horde of flying Murmurs.

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Players who already pre-ordered Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, online technical test phase participants, randomly selected people who registered on Breakpoint forums and Uplay+ subscribers will have pre-load access for Beta.

You should remember that Closed Beta offers you a fraction of the game in its pre-release state and therefore, you may encounter issues like features that are not unlocked yet, unfinished elements or visual glitch during your playtime.

RELATED: Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

Ubisoft has recently revealed their post-launch roadmap for Breakpoint that unveils a new episode in every four months. Beginning with Operation Greenstone, an endgame challenge titled Project Titan Raid will be included.

A hacking specialist class, Engineer will be introduced in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and month-long Terminator live event will run. Each episode are to debut new classes, limited time events, raids, story adventures, PvP content and more.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are getting Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege for a week on Free Play Days.

With recent inclusion of fan-favorite games, Free Play Days event has been booming lately. Members of both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services will be able to play these games for a whole week.

Starting from today, August 27, 7:00 AM PDT, Elder Scrolls Online will become available until September 3, 7:00 AM PDT. Rainbow Six Siege will kick-off from August 28, 12:01 AM PDT to run through September 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

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Elder Scrolls Online invites players into an award-winning fantasy role-playing game via Tamriel Unlimited that no longer require an active subscription and lets you choose from four character classes to go on adventures of epic proportions.

You can explore home of the Dark Elves, Morrowind to help Vivec restore his power or head on to Elsweyr for Season of the Dragon. Although it was part of Wrathstone DLC pack, players can still venture this story during Free Play Days.

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If MMORPG is not your cup of tea, then you can jump into some intense 5v5 PVP action with your squad in tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege from developer/publisher Ubisoft, which is currently on its fourth year of content.

Ambushing enemy teams by breaking through doors or breaching walls before engaging in fiery shootout is what Siege is all about. So, pick one of 20 operators of Rainbow team, specialized in attack or defense to build your team to go on rounds.

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Gold members have a great chance of getting attached to these titles while playing throughout a whole week and therefore, can purchase them in exclusively discounted price so all of your achievements and gamescore are going nowhere.

Originally priced $19.99, Elder Scrolls Online base game Tamriel Unlimited is up for $10.00 only at 50% off. Then you can enjoy 40% price cut on Elsweyr, Elsweyr Collector's Edition, Elsweyr Collector's Edition Upgrade and Elsweyr Upgrade.

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Also save big on Rainbow Six Siege when you set on your eyes on Deluxe Edition and save 70% off on a $39.99 price tag. Both Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition of R6S are coming at 60% and even 20% is discounted over Year 4 Pass.

Since Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers got two AAA-titles on their plate, Free Play Days event is giving players on Xbox One an entire week to have adequate time with these games, so that they don't miss out too much.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

At Gamescom 2019 event, Ubisoft unveils PvP mode Ghost War for upcoming tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

After military shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands made its debut in 2017, new story content were added, Xbox One X enhancement update was released and a team deathmatch-style PvP mode Ghost War was added following launch.

Back in May 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft announced Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Wildlands. It was revealed during Gamescom 2019 that Ghost War is returning to the upcoming tactical shooter game.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

A brand-new trailer showcases a brief glimpse of gameplay from multiplayer PvP mode of GR: Breakpoint.




RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

Ghost team members are back in action to take down their rogue comrades, so they have to rely more on teamwork aside from skills. Ghost War will force you to adapt a tactical gameplay style in order to take down rival team.

Before getting into each round, select from Assault, Field Medic, Sharpshooter or Panther class and regardless of you playing solo campaign, PvE or PvP co-op, you share the same in-game progression or rewards for each character.

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Communication and Teamwork

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Breakpoint is not exactly inviting you into a multiplayer shooting experience where you go straight to your enemy only to get him. Being able to detect target location from a vantage point or by using drones are among good ideas.

GRB will begin Ghost War with two PvP game mode at launch; Elimination and Sabotage. The former is focused on complete elimination of enemy team and the latter offers an objective to plant a bomb that your adversaries will try to defuse.

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There will be six different maps for 4v4 intense matches and players can switch between modes to try out PvE or PvP. Building up good communication with your teammates will help you win these best of 3 rounds matches in most cases.

There is a surveillance system that activates within a minute once a match is started and claiming it will reveal target locations on map. If you are being spotted by an enemy, it will let you know and that is a great advantage for sure.

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Shrinking Combat Zone

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Although players will jump into considerably large maps but then surrounding perimeter slowly starts shrinking, much like to battle royale games. This puts everyone into a tightening situation and help keeps on their toes by closing in.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is currently scheduled to release worldwide on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms before eventually seeing launch over Google Stadia in a yet to be revealed date of November 2019.

For Honor Standard Edition Free on Uplay Now

Class-based melee action game For Honor: Standard Edition for PC is free to download on Uplay until August 27.

Last year in August, developer/publisher Ubisoft offered a free copy of their 2017 third-person action game For Honor on Steam digital outlet and was listed in monthly games lineup for Xbox Live Gold, during its seventh season of content.

Most recently, PC version of the title was given out on Epic Games Store as part of their weekly free games giveaway and now you can head over to Uplay to grab a free copy of its Standard Edition before August 27, 6 AM PT/9 AM EDT.

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For Honor Standard Edition Free on Uplay Now

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All you have to do is to claim it on Ubisoft store with a free Uplay account and then proceed to checkout. Standard Edition allows you access into story-driven campaign and seven multiplayer modes to play online as part of its base game.

Once added, it will be yours to keep forever with your game library and so, you should hurry up until this offer is still on the table. Players can also earn in-game currency, Steel to purchase additional new heroes or cosmetic items.

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Earlier this year, both PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus have offered the game for their members. So, here is another chance at become a valiant Knight or an honorable Samurai in medieval era without costing a single dime.

For Honor is currently in its third year and is usually sold for $39.99 in other digital storefronts for PC or consoles. Thus, a freebie offer on base content of this combat-focused action game is definitely a great deal for newcomers.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Alan Wake and For Honor Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store returns this week to giveaway two new PC games, Alan Wake and For Honor for free.

In a running streak of offering players free games on PC platform, Epic Games continue to bring more new titles to their digital storefront Epic Games Store and their giveaway lineup has been slowly improving in each passing week.

Freebie titles are now being offered on a weekly basis on Epic Store and this week, players will be able to grab two new games into their collection with a free account and it has to be done before August 9, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Alan Wake and For Honor Free on Epic Games Store Now

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People can head over to Epic Games Store to pick up PC version of Alan Wake and For Honor, a psychological thriller and a medieval action fighting game from developer/publisher Remedy Entertainment and Ubisoft respectively.

Alan Wake takes you on a mysterious journey of a best-selling thriller novelist who is having a writer's block and goes to small town of Bright Falls for a vacation but ended up being busy saving his wife from shadowy dark presence.

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In For Honor, you will pick up a warrior character from renowned factions of Knights, Samurai, Vikings and WuLin. Then get into battle to fight enemies in single-player campaign and multiplayer modes to enjoy melee action.

Last week, EGS has given up two free games priced $7.99 only, simply because one of the titles, This War of Mine was M-Rated and was most likely to deprive younger players from accessing it if Parental Controls feature was there.

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Epic Games didn't actually need to go out of their way to offer an extra title in their giveaway program but doing that helped promote their store feature and eventually helped drive more people to their outlet seeking those games.

Epic Store will be offering 2016 puzzle-adventure game GNOG next week, from August 8, 2019 on their platform for a visually explosive fun-ride experience by developer studio KO OP, in association with Double Fine Presents.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

Get to the choppa from nearest extraction point as Ghost Recon: Wildlands deploys new Mercenaries game mode for all.

Last time developer/publisher Ubisoft released a free content update "Operation Oracle" for their tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands, it ended up laying the foundation for upcoming Tom Clancy shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

Before the sequel eventually releases worldwide on October 4, 2019, one last free update will make it to Wildlands and it intends to feature a brand-new PvPvE mode titled Mercenaries for everyone on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

An official trailer is dropped lately to briefly showcase key-aspects of Mercenaries mode for players of GRW.




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Newest Ghost Recon experience will have eight players competing in a challenge to call for a rescue chopper and then race to an extraction point to get to the choppa, so you can escape Unidad territory first before others.

When you will drop, there will be no gears, items or weapons other than a knife to defend yourself against any attacks but you can always look up for loot on-site to get an upper hand over your rivals and enemy troops of course.

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Phase 1: Recon

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Every match in Mercenaries mode will go through three phases and the first thing to do is Recon. You go look for useful intel to pass via radio transmitters for the chopper narrowing down your position for an extraction zone.

It can also lead you to loot cache nearby and even locations of fellow players for a short time. It is up to you to decide whether or not going after items or taking care of other problems at hand will strategically be your best bet for winning.

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Phase 2: Helicopter Deployment

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Once someone activates three transmitters, extraction zone will be discovered and players move to second phase, Helicopter Deployment. It will start flying towards their location and player who sent the call will know where it will land.

However, everyone else will be aware of the site of your chopper when your rescue finally arrives and you can't just expect to hop right in as it does. Extraction can only begin once a gauge is fulfilled and you need to secure landing zone.

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Phase 3: Extraction

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Expect some hostile confrontation because others will try to get out but there are checkpoints for extraction gauge to respawn so that you don't need to start over each time someone takes you down and start everything from scratch.

Additionally, there are new armor and health system in place that helps you get back to your feet or patch you up when you start bleeding. Loot gear and weapons are hid behind destructible doors that will give away position of your opponents.

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New Destructible Mechanics

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As soon as you complete your first Mercenaries match, you will unlock Lone Wolf costume that belonged to Ghost team leader, Cole D. Walker. Your first win also earns you a Mercenary Patch with more to follow for scoring winning matches.

Players who own a copy of Ghost Recon: Wildlands can jump in with major free update Mercenaries right now. Some bug fixes and required improvements for PvE, PvP and guerilla mode are also inbound within its content.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

A partnership with HitRecord to create original music for Watch Dogs: Legion sparks controversy for Ubisoft.

After an initial leak from Amazon product listing, developer/publisher Ubisoft eventually revealed their upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion before having premiering it at E3 2019 event last month.

Currently, it is due for a March 6, 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, publishers are already on hot water after announcing partnership with production company HitRecord to produce music for Legion.

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Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

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HitRecord is an online platform owned by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon, Looper), where its users generate unique ideas for different media and through collaboration, everyone is allowed to take part and improve those as well.

On their recent endeavor with Ubisoft, 10 original songs for upcoming open-world hacktivism adventure are being requested from fan community and they will be will be paying $20,000 for each new song that makes it to final game.

RELATED: Watch Dogs: Legion Confirmed

In a recent video, Joe Gordon-Levitt has ‏announced this news to members of the site so that they can all participate.




RELATED: Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

Almost immediately, an old debate regarding companies soliciting work from fans for big budget games is resurfaced. This however, is not Ubisoft's first rodeo to work with HitRecord and generate controversy for their approach.

They announced working with Levitt's company to get art and music from fans for Beyond Good & Evil 2 at E3 2018 presentation. Both of these companies saw this as a rare opportunity to take part in development but professionals calls it speculative work.

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One of their requirement lists for a "Battle Anthem Metal Song", which would be focused around themes like 'Anticipation', 'Determination', 'Marching to battle', 'Power' and 'Violence' as mentioned in its project overview.

WDL lets you play as almost anyone from a vast open-world setting to create your resistance against an authoritative regime and creative director, Cling Hocking came up with an idea to work with fans from over the globe to create its music.

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Although all proceedings are going to be distributed by HitRecord to people who contributed in this creative process, people are viewing it as replacing talents to work on their projects and trying to get spec work from a volunteer crowd.

Whether or not HitRecord creators see this collab as exploitation, industry professionals are strongly against their business model of going after non-exclusive license content rather than hiring someone on consistent payment.

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During their first attempt last year, people started trending a #nospec hashtag on Twitter to protest this idea. Renowned industry figures like Mike Bithell, Rami Ismail and Scott Benson has voiced their displeasure over this partnership.

Regardless of how bad majority of a pissed off crowd is trying to paint this partnership as bad, some small time indie creators are still getting benefitted when their work is selected and though it comes rather cheap, the money helps.

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They suggested that the publisher may hire artists to commission new songs or license existing tracks for their game. It can also lead to hours of work that doesn't end up being successful submissions and have no use for many creators in the end.

Besides, $2,000 is relatively a very small amount considering how much time needs to put in to a licensed song for AAA-title and it ultimately gets split between everyone who had a contribution that made it to a winning submission.

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Ubisoft has addressed the criticism by stating that they are currently working with artists and composers on over 140 licensed songs and an original score for Legion and contribution from HitRecord community is completely voluntary.

Watch Dogs: Legion will be set a near future version of London where society is now under constant surveillance and ruled by a corrupt private military. In a post-Brexit era, secret hactivist group DedSec returns once again to thwart them over.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

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

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

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

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The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

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

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

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Find President Andrew Ellis

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

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

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

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

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Hunt Down Outcast Leader

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

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