Showing posts with label Ubisoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ubisoft. Show all posts

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

Ever since the return of Free Play Days event, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are getting chance to play new and exciting titles for free on Xbox One consoles that players are really enjoying very much.

On this weekend, you can try out Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris: Console Edition and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for free starting from October 17, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT through October 20, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Planetfall is a latest installment from turn-based strategy game series Age of Wonders from developer Triumph Studios and publisher Paradox Interactive that came out only a few months ago and features six factions to play with.

Another strategy game from Paradox Interactive, sci-fi title Stellaris is set in year 2200 and players are in charge of a species to lead them to space domination while engaging with other alien races and try to expand your empire.

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A long-awaited sequel to The Division by developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft, action role-playing game The Division 2 has improved on its predecessor in terms of gameplay and story campaign.

This critically acclaimed third-person shooter has engaging co-op aspects and side missions to keep players hooked for months. From abilities, skills and weapons loadout, everything goes hand in hand with your playstyle.

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Sign into your account to install the games from Microsoft Store and play for free using Xbox Live Gold membership. Of course, you can carry out all in-game progress and Gamerscore by purchasing those titles to keep things going.

Offering some exclusive promotional discount, The Division 2 Standard Edition comes to a 65% off followed by Gold and Ultimate Edition at 70%. Also enjoy 40% price cut on Year 1 Pass to access VIP status and all Year 1 Episodes instantly.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Standard and Deluxe Edition can be acquired in 20% discount but getting Premium Edition will save you 30%. Both Standard and Deluxe Edition of Stellaris console version gives you a simple 30% off price.

Considering limited time Free Play Days event is here only for the weekend, try to make the most of your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership by keeping yourself busy with these exciting games or get them in a reduced price.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

Shortly ahead of launch, Tom Clancy shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is revealed to be riddled with micro-transactions.

When developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announced their latest tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint to release on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, fans of Ghost Recon series really hyped up.

However, that excitement died down real quick even before it was launched when some players discovered predatory micro-transaction structure being present in Breakpoint during pre-release period and shared on social media.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

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Only days before going live, people who bought Gold, Ultimate or Wolves Collector's Editions of Breakpoint discovered that there is a trail of micro-transaction, veiled as "time-savers" that shouldn't be on a full-priced AAA-title at all.

Almost all items available in-store is acquirable through in-game currency known as Skell Credits, which you can generally find in chests or dropped by dead enemies but you can also spend real-world money to buy them.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Attachment Bundles

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Titles that support both in-game and premium currency usually separate their cosmetics items from performance, so that it would not affect the gameplay experience for anyone and only cosmetics are up for sell through cash.

Breakpoint store sells everything for Skell Credits and they are exchangeable with Ghost Points, which can be purchased with money. Therefore, those who are willing to spend money will gain everything while the others will keep grinding.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Body Gears

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Initially, character progression items as crafting materials, skill points and even XP bonuses were up for sale, causing quite a stir among fans. Ubisoft quickly backed out by removing those from store and released a statement by calling it a mistake.

Regardless of them taking a step back, developers did try to prey upon player base where they would offer them "time-savers", so that they will not have to go looking for crafting materials or weapons across the map if they pay some cash.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Cosmetic Bundles

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Of course, you can buy cosmetic items for Ghost Points as well but that simply doesn't diminish the fact that they are all exchangeable with Skell Credits. So, players can literally purchase anything in-game with money in a way or other.

Letting people buy some advantage clearly will not allow someone to be an unstoppable force of nature in co-operative mode and secure victory though, even if it means someone is ready to spend a heap of cash to make that happen.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Gear Camos

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In past, Ghost Recon: Wildlands would offer boosters, supplies and skill points for sale only to garner unfavorable reviews from players. Despite their claim to offer fair and rewarding experience, Ubisoft tried to pull the same trick with GRB.

Weapons slightly above your current level will be on store for sale and every other major core stats need crafting for improvement. When you are on GR: Breakpoint PvP mode Ghost War, it will automatically adjust everyone's stats for fair play.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Ghost Points

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Players can at best skip the grind using premium currency at their disposal and in case of a stealth-based game, that is where the fun is at. Essentially, you cheat out of entire gameplay aesthetic and save time in expense of your wallet.

Official statement from a community manager tries to clarify that those "time-savers" weren't supposed to be there and removed quickly. In fact, these items were planned to be included at a later point in Breakpoint post-launch content release.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Guns Bundles

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Apparently, development team was adamant that they won't add any pay-to-win elements or whatsoever that can affect experience, yet they end up doing something completely opposite of what they claim to believe in.

There was a lot of potential in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint to become a staple example of its respective genre but due to Ubisoft being greedy with its micro-transaction system like Activision and Electronic Arts, that hope is gone now.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Live Now

Open Beta program for upcoming Tom Clancy tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint goes live now.

Just a few more days ahead of worldwide release, developer/publisher Ubisoft launched Open Beta program of their upcoming tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Based on feedback received from Closed Beta, developer team has made a couple of adjustment and improvements. Interested parties can join and play for free when Beta will run from September 26 to September 29, 2019.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Live Now

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In a brand-new trailer, actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) welcomes players to join GRB Open Beta.




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In terms of gameplay content, you can explore up to six regions, five story missions, drone areas, several modes and more. Also, Breakpoint competitive PvP mode Ghost War is offered to Beta players to try and test their skills.

Venture into drone areas to shoot down swarm of flying Murmurs or engage Aamons land drones before facing heavily armored Behemoths. These tank-sized drones pack massive firepower and taking them down gets you unique reward.

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Closed Beta participants who already visited Auroa once can now get their hands on new content like New Argyll and Infinity provinces, daily challenges on different region, side quests and number of main storyline missions.

Unfortunately, GR: Breakpoint Open Beta will disappoint you when it comes to transferring your progress to full game because that is not available and at best, your time spent in Beta serves you as preparation before launch.

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Find Drone Areas

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An issue regarding Closed Beta save files being lost received a fix and in-game economy is slightly tweaked for balance. Some graphical improvements were made for better experience and more is planned to include before final release.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is all set to launch on October 4, 2019 for all major platforms like PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Then on November 2019, GRB is coming to Google Stadia and Ubisoft has yet to reveal an official release date for that.

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 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.

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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.

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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

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




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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

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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.