Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rainbow Six Siege New Operators Lion and Finka

Developer Ubisoft previously announced that the Year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege is going to kick off with Operation Chimera and a lot of new content. Currently, the Rainbow Six Invitational tournament is going on in Montreal, Canada and they revealed the two new operators recruited to Team Rainbow for the event. They are the first released content for Year 3 and is here to help the team fight some unusual situation.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operators Lion and Finka

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Check out the trailer below from Ubisoft introducing two new Operators Lion and Finka for Operation Chimera.




Ubisoft has a history of adding an attacker and a defender, whenever they release new operators for Rainbow Six Siege but this time they made an exception by giving attacking attributes to Lion & Finka. Besides, previously the developers introduced fresh operators based on real-life Special Forces units of different countries. For Operation Chimera however, they are members of a fictional elite squad named CBRN and are especially trained in biological warfare.

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The following trailer clip details the key-features of biohazard specialist Operators Lion and Finka, joining Team Rainbow.




Since Rainbow Six Siege is going to see some odd circumstances this year, Lion and Finka are brought in considering their immense expertise on biohazard. Both of them get to choose from three of their primary weapons and they are Operators with 2-speed and 2-armor. The competitive multiplayer experience will never be the same with these two hanging out with the Rainbow Six team.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Finka

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Our first Operator Finka hails straight from Russia and one of the best biohazard specialists out there. Using her Adrenal Surge ability by triggering nanites in their bloodstream, she can give a boost to every member of her team that will reduce recoil and give bonus HP. You can even revive one of the fellow attacker as long as they are just down but not out yet. The boost also lets you pass through pass barbed wire faster and will provide quick recoveries from concussion and flashbang effects. Adrenal Surge are up for use twice in each round.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Lion

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Operator Lion is French and another newest recruit to the team for Operation Chimera, where the team will need his expertise. He scans the entire map with an aerial drone called EE-One-D for potential enemies and pin-points their location with it. If any member of the attacking team even takes a step, the drone identifies their movement in real-time, making it easy for Lion to take them out. Once he activates it as you can see a live countdown on the screen and should not take a step but you can rotate if you want. In each round, Lion can use up his drone for three times with a cool down period of course.

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Operation Chimera Brings New Operators

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Ubisoft's team-based tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege is released back in 2015 to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As we discussed about them, Operators Lion and Finka will be available from March 6 alongside the launch of Operation Chimera event. Considering their unique abilities, these two new operatives will bring a new edge to the team for the oncoming challenges of Rainbow Six Siege Year 3.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Evil Within 2 First-Person Mode Update

While everyone around the world is in the mood for Valentine's Day, developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks was busy thinking what to give their fans this year on such an occasion. They eventually came up with an idea for their survival horror title The Evil Within 2, that is something many players have been asking for since the release. They have brought an update that will let you play the game in first-person view.

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The Evil Within 2 First Person Mode Update

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With a brand-new trailer from Bethesda, we see the horrific things inside STEM through Sebastian’s eyes now.




Following the launch of The Evil Within 2, some curious fans discovered that part of the game can be played in a first-person mode and for a survival horror title, that is truly a mind-blowing experience. So, they started requesting to the community to make this feature available for the entirety of the game and looks like Tango Gameworks have granted their wish. With the newly released update for the game, you can now play the whole game in first-person perspective regardless of your platform.

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To get the first-person view activated in The Evil Within 2, you need to go to Options>General> First-Person Mode>Enabled and you are all good to go play the game from Detective Sebastian Castellanos' viewpoint. Depending on your in-game situation, you can turn off the mode and switch back to the regular perspective. This chance to toggling the mode on and off at times can also shift the outcome of your gameplay a bit.

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The success of other first-person horror games like Outlast II and Resident Evil 7 clearly depicts how much people love to experience the gameplay of this genre first hand as all the threat seems more lifelike and scarier, which is the point of playing a horror game in the first place for most. So, Producer Shinsaku Ohara of Tango Gameworks decided to gave it a shot when fans started requesting for it.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: "Survive" Gameplay Trailer


Survival horror game The Evil Within 2 was published by Bethesda Softworks to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is also a chance for you to get a Free Trial for the game and the first-person mode will also be there. Plus, upon purchasing the title, your progress will be carried to the main game and you get a 50% off on digital sale. The offer is valid till February 19 for Steam and February 20 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Play Overwatch Free on February

Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer online shooter Overwatch has a huge fan-base and is also popular for eSports tournaments. Since the release of the game from 2016, the developer offered many free weekends to attract new players into the fold and we think that is a great initiative to empower your franchise. Speaking of free weekends, we are awaiting just another right after the Valentine's Day.

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Play Overwatch Free on February

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Starting from February 16th to 19th, Blizzard Entertainment has offered a Free Weekend for everyone out there who always wanted to Overwatch a shot but wasn't sure about it. Well, this free trial period will be a perfect opportunity for them to sink their teeth in for four days on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Not only you are getting access to the 26 available hero characters of Overwatch to choose from but you also get to explore all the 17 different maps and 4 modes of the game. Depending on the selected game modes, you can play with variable amount of players. Earning loot boxes for cosmetic items and various skins are also open for this trial. Several other features like the Arcade, Custom Games, Play Vs. AI and Quick Play are open in this limited time offer.

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You will need the Battle.net desktop app and a Blizzard account to get started with the game on PC. For console, you can log in with your selected local user for PlayStation 4 and in case of Xbox One, you have to sign in to your Xbox Live account. Whatever progress and experience you will gain during this period can be transferred to the full game should you decide to make a purchase for it after playing the free weekend on Battle.net.



Multiplayer online first-person shooter game Overwatch is released in 2016 from Blizzard Entertainment to play on PC and major console platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official Tweet from Overwatch given above has the link to all the details regarding the trial and you can even shoot your questions directly for any queries as they are very responsive to replying the tweets back.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Get ready to defend the land of Tamriel once again as Elder Scrolls Online is bringing their latest DLC game pack Dragon Bones for you to slay some more ancient monsters. The DLC is not the only thing that you are getting though. Update 17 is also gone live now and is absolutely free for everyone! Today these two are released on Mac and PC. By February 27, players on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles will also be able to join the action.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Dragon Bones DLC will be accessible to the Plus members of Elder Scrolls Online or purchasing crowns from in-game Crown Store in exchange for 1500 crowns will do. With the DLC and update 17, you will be getting two new dungeons to explore, improvements on combat, two new Battlegrounds and more.

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Dragon Bones DLC
Elder Scrolls Online's newest DLC, Dragon Bones comes with two brand-new dungeons; Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. You are allowed to choose the normal or veteran difficulties to complete the cells. Then there is veteran hard mode it the previous modes were not challenging enough for you. As soon as you enter one of the two new dungeons, the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask will be added to your collection so that you can dress up like ancient stewards of the dragons.

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Renegade Dragon Priest Mask

Scalecaller Peak
Peryite is the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, who returns with Zaan the Scalecaller in her quest to ravage Tamriel with a deadly plague. The plague-twisted monsters and cultists will be on your way to enter the temple of Scalecaller. The resurrected Dragon Priest is another adversary on your path to stop her before it is too late to save Tamriel. Should you succeed in your job, you are rewarded with achievements, costumes and skins.

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Ruins of Fang Lair

Fang Lair
The mighty dragon Thurvokun chose the Fang Lair as a resting place and now a Necromancer cult is also living there along with other monstrosities. Going by the name Blackmarrow Cult, they are not interested in the lost treasure but their goal is to reanimate the bones of the deceased mighty dragon. To prevent this from happening, you will have to stand against Necromancer Orryn the Black.

Update 17
Update 17 is basically a free patch to the main game that was released side by side with Dragon Bones. New features that come along with this one will improve the gameplay experience of Elder Scrolls Online for all players.

Outfit System
The new Outfit System will let you customize possibly every piece of your look to have a unique appearance and whatever gear you are wearing doesn't matter either. Not only you will have an outfit that you can customize for gold but the in-game Crown Store also lets you buy other Outfits and Outfit Change Tokens, so that you can save up your gold. All you need to get started is to find a new Outfit Station for you.

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Home Storage Feature

Home Storage
Storage containers are added as a new furnishings type that will help you free up spaces of your own home and stock up bankable items. Your bank, craft bag or inventory can now have more room to spare. When your character reaches to level 18, you will receive the first one of those as level-up reward. The other seven containers can be found in the Crown Store or you can have them from in-game vendors.

New Level-Up Experience
Just so that the ESO players understand how to better develop their game characters, a new level-up experience is brought in. As you are going to level up, you will collect unique rewards and gameplay tips that will come in handy. A Skills Advisor tool is also there for you to select your character’s skills and abilities as you see fit.

Combat Improvements
The regular combat system of Elder Scrolls Online sees a major change throughout this patch that will bring improvements to Synergies. Area-of-effect caps, block costs, to cast-time abilities and interrupts are all subject to change for a more responsive battle. How Heavy Attacks and the Off Balance mechanic used to work before will also vary now.

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New Battlegrounds to Conquer

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There are two brand-new Battlegrounds added to Update 17 patch so that you and your team can test yourselves at these grounds. The first one is an Orc stronghold called Mor Khazgur, which will be an ideal place for 4v4v4 battles. The second one, Deeping Drome is beneath Tamriel and the glowing mushrooms on the deep corners of the road ahead.

Elder Scrolls Online is a multiplayer online role-playing game from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks, released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully the new Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair dungeons from Dragon Bones DLC will keep the players busy and the improvements of Update 17 patch let them have some more fun with the game.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

Activision and Bungie presents multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 has been doing pretty well since the release. The developers have made some significant changes to a part of Destiny and Destiny 2, the weekly Nightfall strikes. Since Nightfall strikes are considered one of the hardest in the game and has been receiving a lot of opinions lately, Bungie decides to shake things up a little alongside the difficulties of Prestige raids in upcoming updates.

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Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

In original Destiny, there was no timer in Nightfall and players could just wander around the whole time of the game to avoid enemies but when the sequel have introduced this new feature, that is no longer possible. Addressing this issue that raised a few controversies, Bungie decided to bring some change to it so that the glory it had back in the days are restored once again.

Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike Scoring

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According to game director Christopher Barrett, when version 1.1.3 update for Destiny 2 will launch on February 27, players will see where the game is going from there. Strike scoring system of the game will also be changed a bit, so that you actually want to go looking for a kill instead of ditching them all the time. Like it or not, that's really good for your gaming spirit.

Destiny 2 Nightfall Challenge Card

When the update will go live, it will work somewhat like this:

  • The overall score of your group will include the solo scores of your team members, which will also show up in strike leaderboards. The performance of every single members of the team will be summed up to the score.

  • Only kills are what matters most to the score after the update. How often do you use your super abilities and generate Orbs of Light also counts though.

  • Playing it quicker will be rewarding for your score but if you take too much time, you only better your chances of lowering your score. For instance, if you already have spent 15 minutes into the game, you will only receive half the points. 18 minutes and you won't earn any more new points. So, finish the strike as early as possible.

  • It would be really painful to see your score diminished over time but considering everything else the same, if another team in the strike clears before you then they get higher score than yours.

Following the version 1.1.3 update, you will be able to earn Challenge Cards right after you complete a Nightfall game, which will only be applicable for the Prestige version of the strike. Players can now tune in their preferred difficulty settings using new modifiers (Arc/Solar Singe/Void) tied to these cards. These unique modifiers will either boost damage or help you score high despite your less damage rate.

Destiny 2 Inverted Spire Emblem

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Bungie will introduce a special emblem to Nightfall strike for Destiny 2, which will generate an aura over the head of your Guardian on the display only if you can go beyond a certain score. Crossing that specific mark will not just raise Vanguard token drops by 25 percent but your entire fireteam will receive buff as well as you. However, before bringing all these changes to the update, the developer team wants to get more feedback on their current idea from players.

The Inverted Spire Emblem

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The Prestige mode for Eater of Worlds has been pushed to May and there is a five-month long lag with the Leviathan, which almost everyone is complaining about right now. The developers simply didn't want to release it as it currently is and they just wanted to add some flavors of their own to make it worth your time. Because, for the past couple of months, Bungie was working on it by testing out new ways to add difficulties and try to increase the replaying value of the raid.

Destiny 2 Nightfall Modifier

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Prestige Raids will also present different challenges to you every week and the challenges will vary each time. For example, you can be forced to undergo an entire raid with a specific gun for your guardian against deadly enemies. The objective of new Prestige mode here is to keep the players engaged by switching new weapons to your vault and more rewards to earn. This update isn't going to drop until May for all Leviathan raid though.

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Released to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Destiny 2 became an instant hit and also was one of the most successful titles of 2017. Despite that, many in-game issues have been drawing players out of the game and Bungie is taking these new initiatives to attract back the gamers back in the fold to make it great again.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sea of Thieves Xbox Accessories Out Now

With the growing intensity for the upcoming action-adventure game Sea of Thieves from developer Rare and publisher Microsoft Studios, limited edition Sea of Thieves Xbox wireless controller was announced back in December, 2017. This gear from Seagate and Controller Gear is fully based on the vibe of the game and there are more accessories aside from the wireless controller to complete your pirate-themed gaming setup at home with a special edition Sea of Thieves game drive and limited edition Xbox One controller stand.

Sea of Thieves Xbox Accessories Out Now

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The special edition Sea of Thieves game drive is designed for Xbox and has 2TB of space to enhance the storage capacity of your console. That means you can now store up to more than 50 of your favorite games, including Sea of Thieves of course. Inspired by the dark theme of the game, the drive is colored in deep purple and the iconic “Reaper’s Mark” glowing skull is printed on it. Just like the limited edition wireless controller, the drive also has a slight hint of gold.

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Sea of Thieves Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox

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One month worth of trial membership for Xbox Game Pass to try out over 100 games comes along with this special edition Sea of Thieves portable game drive and that's not just all. There is a jewel-augmented weapon called The Midnight Blunderbuss that you will find in-game for your very own character to wield, which is also part of this package. From March 20, 2018, the game drive will be available in Canada, France, Germany and US for the price of $89.99 only.

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Sea of Thieves Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand

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The next piece of Xbox accessories will be the special edition Xbox Pro charging stand from the line of Sea of Thieves gears. The new Xbox Pro charging stand from Controller Gear comes with all the same touch all over it to match with the other similar pieces of your Sea of Thieves gaming setup. There is a magnetic contact system inside to make sure that your Xbox One controller is being charged safely. This one is marked to drop on April 5 and you can own it only for $49.99.

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Sea of Thieves Special Edition Xbox One Controller Stand V2.0

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If you still can't have enough of the Sea of Thieves-themed Xbox accessories to satisfy your appetite for more goodies, then I believe we've got just the thing for you. How about a compatible Xbox Pro Controller Stand V2.0 with the same Sea of Thieves styled high quality design from Controller Gear? Priced only $14.99, this one not only keeps your controller charged but also manages a nice display for it.

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Sea of Thieves Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller

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Without the right gear and props, your pirate adventure will feel dull and incomplete. So, these Sea of Thieves-themed special edition Xbox accessories seems like a perfect fit for setting you up for some looting mode with your pirate buddies over the seas as you take charge of your ship.

Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Just as the prequel Injustice: Gods Among Us took the gaming world by storm, developer NetherRealm Studios presents fighting game Injustice 2 repeated the history and created a new one. Back in November 2017, NetherRealm made announcement of introducing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the world of DC's most popular duel of heroes on February 2018 and that time is finally here.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Invades Injustice 2

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From across the Multiverse, our beloved heroes in half-shell have finally made their way to Injustice 2 and they have just debuted in a gameplay trailer today. Watch them boys at work with their bo-staff, nunchakus, sai and sword.




Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo going up against the biggest and baddest there is from the DC Universe is truly a spectacle of a lifetime. However, bringing the fan favorite mutant heroes from another franchise makes a lot of eyebrows raise but this is not the first time Warner Bros. have done that. Previously, paranormal investigator and a demon from Hell, Hellboy of Dark Horse Comics along with Mortal Kombat's Raiden joined the Injustice 2 roster.

RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Hellboy

Well, the Ninja Turtle brothers fight the warlord from Dimension X and their arch-nemesis Krang on a regular basis and he is from out of the world. So, obviously there is quite a lot of inter-dimensional travelling they do very often. One such trip has gone sore and they have ended up in a world not any less-crazier than theirs. Besides, DC Universe has their fair share of twisted plots regarding the Multiverse and that makes the explanation pretty legit.

RELATED: Justice League Movie Skins For Injustice 2

Oh and in case, anyone was wondering, Ed Boon from NetherRealm Studios has posted on Twitter how to get your Ninja Turtles from the character selection screen of the game.



RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Enchantress

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join the fight this month and the date will actually depend on the players. Those who own the Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2 can get their hands of them from February 13. Otherwise, you can also buy the Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack 3 for access to the characters on that same day. Rest of the players worldwide will have their turn from February 20 onwards and the stand-alone DLC purchase will cost them only $9.99.

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Injustice 2 is a fighting video game based on the properties of DC Comics, which was released by NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to begin with. A version of the game is also available to play on Android and iOS devices as well. We are still hoping that they feature a few popular characters from Watchmen franchise of DC Comics to the game someday.

Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

Back in the time of online-based multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny, developer Bungie used to have Valentine’s Day-themed seasonal event Crimson Days. Now that Destiny 2 is the newest installment in the series that is immensely successful on all platforms and Valentine’s Day is coming next week, they are bringing the event back once again for this very special occasion to celebrate with the fans and let them have some fun too.

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Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

Right before the big-day love, on February 13, Crimson Days event will be going live for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Much like the previous instance, it will be a competitive multiplayer mode for 2v2 matches on a Crucible map called The Burnout, previously known as the Burning Shrine. In these round-based Clash mode game, you should try to keep up with your teammate for quick recharge of your abilities.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Warlock Glitch Will Fix After "The Dawning"

Another reason to not get too far from your partner is that you will lose buff and your awaiting enemy will easily find you using a waypoint. Even if you get detached from your colleague for a while, there is a marker to guide you back again. This can be proven very handy when you are teaming-up with some random person for the lack of a partner in Destiny 2. The game has an efficient matchmaking system so that if you join the match solo, you can still find someone to partner up.

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One of the primary perks of 2018's Crimson Days event is the chance of getting handful of cosmetic items. According to Bungie, completing the Crimson Days Crucible playlist firsthand will be the best way to earn rewards and the rewarding system is centered on single-character play. Most of the time, you will find rewards in a new Crimson Engram and there is a “knock-out” list to make sure that you don't end up having duplicate items like during The Dawning.

RELATED: Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed


Aside from all these regular prizes, Bungie claims to have other special rewards that can only be achieved through certain means.

  • To get the Fire of the Crimson Days Emblem and the Tirastrella Ghost Shell, you have to finish five Crimson Days matches for completing “Welcome to Crimson Days” highlight and you have to pay Lord Shaxx a visit in the Tower.

  • The Undeterred Exotic Sparrow gun can be yours upon completion of Crimson Days Crucible playlist.

  • By completing Leviathan Raid or the Raid Lair: Eater of Worlds you can achieve the sick-looking Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament for Wardcliff Coil straight outta final chest.

  • Earn the Flaunting Dance Emote by finishing Nightfall Strike within the Crimson Days event week.

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Tirastrella Ghost Shell
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Undeterred Exotic Sparrow
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Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament

Regardless of your actions on Crimson Days, you and your partner will get an Illuminated Engram and a Crimson Engram as soon as you level up. Crimson Engrams are of course, not limited to this seasonal event of Destiny 2 and you can only achieve them from gameplay so that no one can claim for any attempt of forcing players to spend real-world money. From the in-game store Eververse, you can buy gears and items in exchange for Bright Dust, which will also be added to the “knock-out” list.

RELATED: Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans


Since Crimson Engrams are not limited to Crimson Days, there's no cap on how many of them you can earn. However, there is a level cap for your Guardian and if you are a non-DLC owner, then it is 20. For those who own the Curse of Osiris DLC expansion will need to reach 25 to be eligible for level-up reward Engrams.

RELATED: Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

You can also consider Bungie being this much generous with Crimson Days to compensate the players for from last year’s The Dawning event, which saw quite a backlash from the disappointed fans. So, bringing back a popular Mercury-based map from the original Destiny was not a bad idea. Debuting on February 13, Crimson Days event will run for a week to come until February 20.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

The battle royale game that has changed the entire scenario of the multiplayer online shooters, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a console launch exclusive in Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One for some time now. One of their most recent achievements is to cross 4 million players on console by the end of January. As a console partner for the game, Microsoft has taken the liberty of announcing a new Xbox One S bundle associated with the title.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle

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Announced today, a new Xbox One S Bundle is coming in February 20 that will feature not only PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but a few other exciting offers. This awesome combo of the hottest game of market and the finest gaming hardware of recent times comes at the price of only $299.99.

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Now, you know that you are getting a brand-new Xbox One S console and a copy of PUBG along with the package of course. Other aspects that are included in this bundle are what we are discussing down below.

  • The Xbox One S bundle will come with a 1TB hard drive and an Xbox Wireless Controller. There is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player built-in, which will not only support you with 4K video streaming but the Dolby Atmos premium audio quality. Plus, you are getting access on a library of more than 1,300 games including recent sensations like Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7.

  • You can get your hands on the full-version of last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. You either enter the battle royale on your own or take your partner as a team of dynamic-duos or a gang of trusty game-buddies to fam squad on the opponents. Y'know, whatever lets you earn that victory feast of chicken dinner.

  • There is a 1-month trial period of Xbox Live Gold membership along with the bundle that promises you the experience of heart-pounding multiplayer gaming on Microsoft's advanced network that you always wanted.

  • Lastly, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial is also comes up for you to pick up 100 Xbox One games form the grand selection. You can also enjoy upcoming exclusive game titles like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on the same day of their worldwide release.

Since Xbox One has a crisis for good-time games to have as exclusive to their console, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a nice addition to their collection and it was quite a good decision to bundle the game with Xbox consoles. Because, PUBG is undisputedly ruling the gaming industry right now and will probably give a fighting chance to Microsoft's consoles against Sony's PlayStation 4 and other competitors.

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Month-Long Xbox Game Pass Trial

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All things considered, the Xbox One S Bundle deal that comes for $299.99 is pretty decent as we see no similar offer for Xbox One just yet. Despite the increasing amount of cheats, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds remains a massive hit on both Steam and Xbox One. Developer PUBG Corp. has been working on an anti-cheat solution for PC version and we believe that they soon will have an Xbox edition of the update.

Rainbow Six Siege 'Outbreak' Trailer and Free Weekend

Ubisoft's team-based tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege has just stepped into Year 3 Season 1 content, Operation Chimera and it will go live from February 19 on the technical test servers. There is a cooperative new event called Outbreak that will be added to Operation Chimera from February 20 on the test servers too. By the time you will get to butt into "Outbreak" will be March 6 and it will continue till April 3.

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Rainbow Six Siege 'Outbreak' Trailer and Free Weekend

RELATED: Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak Details

Before you get to go into the Quarantine Zone of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, here is the latest trailer featuring Operator Eliza "Ash" Cohen, hinting at the pandemic causing the event.




As part of the Season One content for Rainbow Six Siege Year 3, Outbreak mode is completely free. Plus, there are three more seasons to come this year and six more Operators will join the elite gang by then to make it a total of eight new recruits. As always, players with Season Pass will get early access to the content seven days early along with other perks like credits, headgear and uniforms. These also include the "Damascus Steel" skin and a 5% renowned boost for you as well.

RELATED: Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 DLC Announced

If you haven't signed in for the adventure that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has to offer to you yet, then there is a Free Weekend coming your way very soon in the spirit of Operation Chimera and upcoming Outbreak event. This upcoming February 15, start your free trial for the full game and play it until February 18 to your heart's content with other 25 Million players from worldwide or with your best buddies for greater experience.

RELATED: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege's Blood Orchid is Bugged

Should you choose to purchase the game after the trial period is over, your progress will be carried out to the full version game. PC gamers can get their access using Steam or Uplay. Players from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can also join at the same time. There is a professional tournament on Rainbow Six Siege is going on in Montreal and hopefully, Ubisoft will reveal more details on Operation Chimera and the Outbreak there.

PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

Without any doubt, survival shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently the hottest game on the planet. That indeed is great news for developer PUBG Corp. but the one thing that is keep bugging them constantly is the problem with the rising number of cheats that are being drawn towards the game like moth to fire. To deal with this issue, they have taken several necessary measures in-game and even took help from law enforcement.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

They have been working on an effective anti-cheat patch and that update was about to drop today, on February 5 but unfortunately, it is delayed for now. This patch was supposed to be the most ruthless mechanism they have ever come up with to fight against the cheating problem in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. During their compatibility checking on their test servers, the studio faced an issue and thus delayed the release of the update.

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The patch was about to block people from using third-party programs that would either help the players with the gameplay or improve the graphics for visual aid. It will go through the system and search within the game files to look for such applications that either effects or interacts with PUBG.



One particular third-party program that the PUBG developers found unfair to use is called ReShade that helps players to make the game more vibrant that it's usually pale visual. That means, users of ReShade may gain slight competitive advantage over the ones who doesn't use it. However, the using of ReShade will not resulting a ban to anyone. Instead, it will prevent the users from playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as long as the program is installed in the system.

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In some cases, players may need to reinstall the game to get back online for the patch to work. The post from PUBG forums also informs that various audio or video recording software that don't really concern the gameplay might also be blocked by the update and one such example will be Nvidia ShadowPlay. This is of course a temporary issue that the developers are trying to get a solution for as soon as possible.

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One other important thing to note is that, anti-cheat software developer BattlEye has banned over more than 1 million cheats for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. In October 2017, they have been banning 6K-13K players on PUBG per day and the peak was 20K for a single day. The numbers of ban then escalated from a 42K to 100K for a 24 hour time period. Most of these cheats were banned from China and following the January bans the amount of banned PUBG players have totaled at 1.5 million so far, which is never a good sign.



Last December, a stat showed PUBG having crossed the landmark for 3 million concurrent players and set a new high for the game. According to the most recent graph, the game still has more than 2.8 million concurrent participants on Steam. Cheating is a cancerous problem in any given online multiplayer game and given the problem with the ever-growing number of cheats in PUBG hasn't still daunted the fans of the game means; there is still hope to eradicate this malice.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an online last-man-standing shooter released in 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Microsoft and PUBG Corp. are trying their heart and soul with an anti-cheat solution for PC version to improve the environment for the most popular battle royale out there. Hopefully, they will also take initiatives for an Xbox One edition as well.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Far Cry 5 Season Pass Details

The latest and the fifth title from the action-adventure first-person shooter Far Cry game series still awaiting its release but Ubisoft is already talking about the upcoming Season Pass they have planned for Far Cry 5. This piece of content will feature some surprising and bizarre elements for the game's DLC. If you are thinking that they are probably intending to expand the main game storyline with these contents but in fact, all they want is to take you out of Hope County, Montana.

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Far Cry 5 Season Pass Details

While detailing about the upcoming DLC offerings, a new story trailer with a new cinematic is released by the developer/publisher studio Ubisoft for Far Cry 5.




Of course, overthrow the menace of Eden’s Gate cult is your top priority but that doesn't mean that you do have to stick to the rural America. The three brand-new expansion packs that will come with the Far Cry 5 Season Pass want to give you some uncanny experience that you didn't really saw coming. Apparently, there are more in line aside from these three and one of them will be named Blood Dragon.

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As obvious as the name is, The Dead Living Zombies DLC will pit you against hordes of relentless undead armies in a zombie-infected wasteland and your survival will depend on your skills. You will be facing the hostile fires of the Vietcong fighters in Hours of Darkness, set in Vietnam. In Lost on Mars expansion, you will discover yourself stranded on the titular red planet fighting off giant alien spiders to save thyself.

Also, the critically acclaimed installment of the series, Far Cry 3 also returns through the Season Pass and takes you back to Rook Islands. Ubisoft has updated the original game that introduced us with the enigmatic Vaas and included as Far Cry 3 Classic Edition with this package. Nostalgic fans of Far Cry 3 can now go back to enjoy their favorite game once again and so are the new generation of players with this remastered version.




Since game Season Pass allows the owners to enjoy some privileges like no other, you can take your tour at the Rook Islands in the single-player campaign four weeks in advance before anyone else can until Far Cry 3 Classic Edition is available in market for sale on summer 2018 only if you hold a copy.

Far Cry 5 is confirmed to release on March 27 for PC, PlayStation 4  and Xbox One. You can either pick up Far Cry 5 Gold Edition that has the Season Pass as a part of it or purchase it separately. The digital version of the content will cost you only $89.99 and you have to spend $99.99 if you are looking for a physical copy.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak Details

Ubisoft's tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege has been based known for its parallel run with reality so far but that thing is changing very soon. With the release of upcoming Outbreak event, the series will step into the sci-fi genre and probably even meet aliens. Yes, visitors from outer-space are about to step foot and the elite Rainbow team will have an encounter with the strange visitors on unfriendly turfs.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak and Space Capsule

You can stop looking suspicious at us and take a quick look at this newly released short-clip from developer/publisher Ubisoft titled "Space Capsule" to find out if we are kidding or not.




Now that we have successfully established that neither Ubisoft, nor us were not playing cuckoo about the alien matter, let's get onto more details about it. Outbreak is a forthcoming co-op event from the third year of content of Rainbow Six Siege. During Operation Chimera, the event was teased and two brand-new operators, one of whom is specially trained for biological and chemical attacks. All we lacked was information on what sort of quarantined area they will be going into.

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Initially, these clues and the biohazard sign on the promotional teaser image suggested that the counter-terrorism operatives of Rainbow Six team will be tasked to take down a zombie epidemic but with the new "Space Capsule" trailer, that changes. So, instead of an undead threat, they will be dealing with extraterrestrial menaces. Apparently, the trouble is originated with a recovered Russian spacecraft in a small town of New Mexico.

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The Soviet Space Capsule

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An alien parasite that came out of an old Soviet space capsule called the Apex starts transforming the locals into hostile beings. As the extraterrestrial threat starts terrorizing the populace, Smoke, Ying, Buck, Kapkan, Ash, Doc, Tachanka and Glaz will be joined by French Operator Lion and a Russian Operator Finka on a mission to the town of Truth or Consequences. This means, these are the only playable Operators for the Outbreak event and a team of three Operators will be sent in.

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Ubisoft has seemingly avoided the word "zombies" in their promotions for and instead are calling them people turning into "horrific creatures" by aliens. There will be five unique types of them with their distinctive abilities for the hot zone specialists Rainbow Six team to take down. Most recently, the developers have also played with the idea of introducing alien threats to another of their real-life like tactical shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands by dropping popular sci-fi character The Predator from the 1987 movie of the same name.

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Outbreak offers you Normal and Pandemic difficulty levels, both having different game-playing style. In Pandemic mode, not only you will come across tough enemies but you can catch on some friendly fires too. That makes your communication a vital point of the game and you need positional awareness at all times. Since your target won't bother getting shot a few times before taking a dig at you, start using the blockades and reinforcements from your surrounding environment smartly.

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Outbreak Cosmetic Packs

There are three large exclusive maps to explore that are designed for the purpose for co-op gameplay. With dangers lurking in every corner, the trademark "environmental destruction" of the game is still there for you to blow up and create holes in the wall too. Plus, don't forget about the weapons and uniform cosmetic packs for this timed-event.

The month-long Outbreak event along with Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 will begin on March 6 and will draw conclusion of the co-op on April 3. The content will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One right from the beginning. So, it's at least four weeks of stay in the Quarantine Zone fighting those mutated horrors. While playing Operation Chimera on Rainbow Six Siege technical test servers, players can try out Outbreak from February 20 before it completely releases though.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

Even though PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been dominating both PC and Xbox One, the most common complain you always hear about the game is that the color palette of this last-man-standing shooter is not vibrant enough. In other words, the visual of this game is sort of pale compared to any other. So, people who play this game on Microsoft Windows uses many third-party tools to see things better and one of the program is called ReShade.

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Currently, PUBG developers are working on to make sure that people cannot use ReShade anymore in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to increase fairness or to make it more colorful. While all ReShade does is to add more light to the eyes of the players but it also helps the user see their opponents better in the background. So, the program is actually helping the players with a seemingly non-harmful yet unfair means to win.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

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Ever since the survival shooter game of PUBG Corporation hit an incredible height on Steam and Xbox One, it attracted the unwanted attention of the cheats to the game. Developer and publisher studio banned more than a thousand players, arrested many cheat software maker with the help of Chinese government and whatever else they could have done to prevent cheats. They even added a replay camera through one of their latest update to file reports against anything in-game that looks suspicious.

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Previously, Brendan Greene, director of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds deemed the usage of ReShade as not an offense that should get them banned and flagged it "Okay". Some of the popular PUBG streamers also used ReShade in the past on many occasion. Plus, considerable amount of request from spectators were made about the program for enhancing the viewing experience for them. However, developers have finally decided that they are not going to allow it anymore.

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Apparently, they are testing a new anti-cheat solution to fend off the cheats in their test servers. Any third-party program that helps player to affect the visuals or gameplay in any way possible will be blocked out from now on for the sake of a better gaming environment. As ReShade is a renowned program used by PUBG players to improve visuals, it is getting blocked away too.