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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

Bungie dev team and Valve fixes "Beaver" network errors that plagued Destiny 2 players since launch of Shadowkeep.

Last month, developer/publisher Bungie announced upcoming Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter title Destiny 2 and its next major expansion Beyond Light is currently set to release on November 10, 2020.

Ever since Windows PC version of Destiny 2 has moved from Battle.net to Steam last year, players are facing connection errors regularly. Bungie recently took actions to fix these errors codenamed "Beaver" and make D2 more stable.

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Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

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Bungie has found reasons behind recent network issues that have been causing disruption to all in-game activities. Last week, Destiny dev team alongside Valve has identified hardware issues in data center of certain locations worldwide.

Bungie recently reveals that primary errors have originated from Steam data centers and Valve already did their part. After rolling out a fix, errors on PC are lessened significantly and D2 will become much more stable in near future.

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Ever since D2 servers were moved to Steam at launch of Shadowkeep expansion, players were having a hard time connoting to friends. Things get worse sometime and they get kicked off in the middle of activities like Dungeons or Raids.

However, Guardians can still come across "Beaver" errors due to poor internet connection on their end. Otherwise, Destiny 2 players with a better network would only face such problem during ongoing scheduled maintenance period.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

Bungie offers first look of Stasis powers in newest Destiny 2: Beyond Light gameplay trailer at Xbox Games Showcase.

On November 10, developer/publisher Bungie will start off a new chapter in free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 with release of its upcoming major expansion Beyond Light DLC for all available platforms and next-gen.

During announcement of Beyond Light earlier in June 2020, players only got a brief sneak peak at new elemental power. Today, Bungie offered a better look via new gameplay trailer focused on Stasis at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

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Ahead of Beyond Light DLC release within months, Bungie reveals new D2 trailer featuring Stasis gameplay.




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At long last, Guardians are about to make contact with Darkness in Beyond Light and wield Stasis elemental powers. Latest trailer sheds light on new gameplay aspects, super abilities, and inclusion of Stasis sub-classes for Destiny 2.

Players will be creating huge pillars of ice on the go using Stasis grenades for insane level of terrain manipulation. They can also use general attack abilities to encase them in ice or to slow down enemies before shattering them to shards.

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Guardians have been working for Traveler since the beginning and using its power of Light to fight off Darkness. For most part in Destiny lore, Darkness has remained mysterious force but is recently making its presence known to all.

Players also encountered a few pyramid ships during Season of Arrivals that will block access to several locations in Beyond Light expansion, which is a part of Bungie's strategy of introducing a vault, to temporarily remove certain content.

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Bungie had to delay release of Beyond Light DLC from September 22 to November 10 under working restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. An optimized version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will arrive for next-gen at launch as well.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will kicks off Year 4 Season 2 content through a trilogy of expansions including The Witch Queen and Lightfall. Later this year, Xbox Game Pass will add D2 and allow members access to all of its current expansions.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

Bungie will be adding Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass this September, with access to all current expansions.

Over the years, developer/publisher Bungie added a host of content to 2017 online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 since launch. Following recent legacy of Forsaken and Shadowkeep, a new expansion, Beyond Light will arrive on November 10.

A joint announcement from Bungie and Microsoft came in recently at Xbox Games Showcase, revealing Destiny 2 will become available for members of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X, with all its expansions including Beyond Light.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

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During Xbox digital event, Bungie released a new video for upcoming Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.




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Destiny 2: Beyond Light plans to take players to icy moon of Jupiter, which is a new location called Europa. A new sub-class Stasis gets introduced to Guardians along with elemental power of Darkness and new raid Deep Stone Crypt.

Another playable location Cosmodrome will be back on Earth for players to take part in Vault of Glass raid from original Destiny. Soon as Beyond Light launches, Bungie will temporarily move several activities and location into a content vault.

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Game Pass members will get access to all current D2 expansions from September and Beyond Light will join at launch in November. An optimized version of Destiny 2 will run in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X.

Bungie intends to support cross-generation play for D2 and ensure you playing the best version of the game using Smart Delivery. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can experience Destiny 2 remotely on their phone or tablet via Project xCloud.

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You may want to purchase Season of Arrivals or Season of the Worthy separately for all content as Game Pass only gives you access to standard editions of early D2 expansions like Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken and Shadowkeep DLC.

Even if you don't have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a free-to-play version titled Destiny 2: New Light has been made available since 2019. Bungie chose to move with Microsoft lately after spending previous generation with PlayStation.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

Previous release date for Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion has been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in June, developer/publisher Bungie revealed plans to add a new trilogy of expansions in Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 to start a new era and first one among them was Beyond Light.

Bungie originally planned to launch Beyond Light DLC expansion on September 22 and reveal more features very soon, which is now been delayed to November 10, 2020 due to working restrictions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

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Even though Bungie is one of the best studios to work remotely under current circumstances, they had to push back next chapter of Destiny 2 by a few more weeks just to meet certain quality standards because of recent challenges.

Beyond Light plans to include new gears, location, missions, raid, weaponry and everything that players expect from its next expansion, which will form the major upcoming D2 story arc alongside its follow-up The Witch Queen and Lightfall.

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For a brief time, Destiny 2 is temporarily removing several activities and locations from game while taking away weekly reward cap on raids for rest of the season, allowing players to grind for best exotic loots as long as they are available.

Recent actions of Bungie are disappointing to some fans but are taken for a better future of D2 players in long run. Previous plans for rumored development of Destiny 3 have been scrapped and are replaced with new content update strategy.

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Beyond Light is coming at a time when majority of D2 player community were longing for a new update after Shadowkeep that would rejuvenate Destiny 2 once again like The Taken King did for original Destiny and there is only months to go.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be first DLC expansion to release on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Progress will be shared within two console generation with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version receiving free upgrade to next-gen.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Destiny 2 to Allow Raid Farming, Weekly Reward Limit Removed

Bungie removes weekly reward limit for five featured raids of Destiny 2 until release of Beyond Light.

Amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, developer/publisher Bungie is preparing to observe a community event for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter title Destiny 2, out now on Google Stadia, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To celebrate unofficial Bungie Day 2020 on July 7, 2020, dev team for D2 has decided to remove all weekly reward limits from a handful of its featured raids to allow players to farm unlimited amount of Exotics as long as they are available.

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Destiny 2 to Allow Raid Farming, Weekly Reward Limit Removed

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Players can reap any amount of rewards from Crown of Sorrow, Eater of Worlds, Leviathan, Scourge of the Past and Spire of Stars raid. Despite removal of raid reward caps, secret chests will continue to follow their usual weekly limits.

Latest update will use Season of Arrivals infusion cap for armor drops from above-mentioned raids. Bungie will be rewarding Guardians who would join ongoing Moments of Triumph with additional in-game incentives and unlockables.

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Bungie previously made an announcement of removing a number of locations while moving to a "Vault" like content update policy. Some activities and select D2 raids will also be taken offline temporarily to make space for new host of content.

Those who will participate and brave all challenges in featured raids will receive exclusive raid ring and emblem. You might want to grab your desired rewards before they are removed at Beyond Light expansion launch on September 22.

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Bungie invites players to celebrate "Moments of Triumph" by earning rewards in a newly released trailer.




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For next two years, Bungie has planned to release a series of expansions for next major story arc of Destiny 2. Starting with Beyond Light DLC later this year, Darkness will be introduced and The Exo Stranger will return from original Destiny.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion may introduce major changes to entirety of gameplay experience and Bungie has more to reveal. Meanwhile, take some time off to farm some of your favorite items when they are still up for grabs.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Call of Duty: Warzone Adds Duos Mode

Infinity Ward finally adds Duos mode for Call of Duty: Warzone alongside currently available game modes.

From initial period of its launch, players have been requesting developer Infinity Ward and Raven Software on social media and everywhere else online to add a duos mode for free-to-play battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone.

Taking all that community feedback into account, Infinity Ward has finally made duos playlist available ahead of Season 4 update of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare so everyone can grab a wingman before heading to Verdansk map.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Adds Duos Mode

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Usually, players are required to join forces in three-player squads with friends or random parties or brave a mission alone. Now that latest playlist for Warzone has been rolled out, everyone can pair up and jump into firefight.

Currently supporting up to 150 players, Verdansk will allow a maximum of 75 duos teams to duke it out among them for victory. You have to watch each others' back before they bleed out and loose loadout to save a trip to Gulag.

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Duos mode will put pairs against an odd challenge of defeating dozens of other squads where success heavily relies on good teamwork. Sticking close to each other at all times is very essential for survival and so is coordinating tactics.

With recent introduction of duos mode, teams of any size from one-to-four players can take part and have fun. Plan out your landing zone in advance, build a Buy Station, call out loot locations and revive each other when needed.

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Outlast Rival Squads

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Warzone is second iteration of battle royale shooter for Call of Duty series following Blackout mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It has managed to get over 50 million players worldwide to get on board within first month of its launch.

Infinity Ward has yet to reveal how upcoming Season 4 will change Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone but they almost confirmed return of fan-favorite series protagonist Captain Price as a new operator.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Vigor Season 3: Rivals Live Now

Ally with or stand against your Rivals in Outlands as Season 3 of free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor is live on Xbox One.

In a continued effort to add more of what was promised before launch, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive is regularly updating free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor for all of their new and old players on Xbox One console.

Diving into third Battle Pass season, Outlanders of post-war Norway are finally getting some of their long-requested items, new seasonal game mode and of course, a bunch of improvements to make everyone's experience better than before.

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Vigor Season 3: Rivals Live Now

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Season 3: Rivals kicks-in a rising tension among faction of society if life was not hard enough in Outlands already. There are lawless hooligans that run amok like crazy and then there are a few organized groups that fights against them.

In this time of great distress, you can either show allegiance to gangs of bandits or thugs to roam freely as you please, pick up your civil dress and guns opposing this unbalanced chaos or just stand aside watching your own back.

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Rivals of Outlands

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Rivals is introducing brand-new seasonal game mode Shootout while keeping its common Encounters. However, more focus is put on fierce shooting among parties to score kill-points in a small area within Sawmill map instead of looting.

Shootout matches will determine your victory based on skills and this seems like a great opportunity for seasoned Outlanders. Either you can try out something new this time or try improving your gunplay in combat situations.

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Rivals Battle Pass

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An exclusive inclusion of Rivals season, these small rounds will reward players with food and XP for Battle Pass. New type of gunfight needs a few firearms to spice things up and therefore, three new silenced weapons are added for stealth.

MP5-K SD3 submachine gun are suited for close quarters battles, PSS sidearm pistol are nice for ambush and SVU rifles are for expert marksmen, all of these are available for silent assault in standard skins and customizable variants.

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Trio of Silenced Weapons

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Surviving in a harsh environment of post-war Norway can be hard for many but now is a time when real-world is in a tough spot due to recent worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus and Outlanders can do their part by staying indoors.

In order to help, Bohemia Interactive dev team has come up with a special Stay Safe Charity Pack featuring an exclusive surgical mask, which will be available for $1.99 only at Microsoft Store to help out local healthcare relief efforts.

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Stay Safe Charity Pack

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Finally, fans are getting their much requested facewear collection that ranges from beanie to fancy goalie mask. You can rely on a few consumables such as caffeine tablets to boost stamina following airdrop and iodine tablets to fight radiation.

You require a minimum amount of progress in Battle Pass season to get plans for these newest consumables. Activities like avenging a fallen partner, becoming a threat or eradicate all threat of Outlands can help you with that by awarding XP.

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New Handy Consumables

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Players can choose from a wide variety of character customizations, which would reflect their preference much clearly to public. Whether you are a fresher or a veteran, your choices and gameplay style will eventually matter in the end.

Battle Pass for Vigor Season 3: Rivals brings many new additions and developers are awaiting community feedback. Bohemia also announced a Nintendo Switch version of the game in latest episode of Nintendo Direct Mini back in March.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Call of Duty 2021 Rumored to Add Build Mechanics

Report from a trusted source claims that Call of Duty 2021 will include some sort of building mechanics.

With two consecutive success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2019 and Call of Duty: Warzone recently, publisher Activision is bound to release another AAA-title from Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise later this year.

According to a previous report by a YouTube insider, developer Treyarch has been working on a Call of Duty: Black Ops reboot for 2020 and their next entry in annual series, Call of Duty 2021 is said to add some sort of building mechanics.

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Call of Duty 2021 Rumored to Add Build Mechanics

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Following rumor of a Black Ops reboot, trusty leaker TheGamingRevolution shares information on Call of Duty 2021 on Twitter, which is said to be free-to-play title for PC, consoles and mobile from developer Sledgehammer Games.

However, this upcoming game is not main annual release of 2021 and more like Warzone, to be followed-up by one more Call of Duty release. It may debut a building mechanics that is similar to what Fortnite already has in battle royale.

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TheGamingRevolution has summed up key-details of his leak and posted with his building theory on Twitter.


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Players will apparently be able to make forts but whether or it is Fortnite-style building or more like Battlefield V is yet to be seen. Sources say that four CoD games are in active development, including Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.

Since many non-Fortnite players regularly laughs at its cartoonish building mechanism, developers may actually take a spin at it and turn it into something new but this is too early to pass judgment without further confirmation.

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YouTuber TheGamingRevolution talks in-depth about what recent info he received on next Call of Duty game.




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Warzone already uses many popular battle royale mechanics featured in other renowned titles like respawn mechanics of Apex Legends, money Contracts from Battlefield 5 and glowing loot crates seen in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Taking ideas from rival titles is not new to CoD series and Activision even introduced battle royale mode Blackout for players of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in 2018 seeing immense popularity of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Call of Duty: Warzone Adds Solos Mode

Infinity Ward officially adds Solos mode today in current rotation of available game modes for Call of Duty: Warzone.

Within first 24 hours of release, free-to-play battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone by developer Infinity Ward and Raven Software has drawn over six million players and by fourth day, that number reached more than 15 million.

Warzone initially launched with three-player squads play last week and many were constantly requesting for a solos mode. Infinity Ward closely listened to community feedback and has added a solos mode today for all lone warriors.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Adds Solos Mode

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Operators can now go by themselves throughout Verdansk and standard rules of battle royale will be in place for Solos. However, Gulag system will only redeploy squads and you are done for good if you are taken out in a 1v1 gunfight.

Though going solo against 149 other players may be a tough challenge for many, some people love those odds. Drop into a remote area to prepare for survival and build your loadout before engaging rival players in an intense firefight.

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Since there are no teammates to watch your back, you would be wise to keep self-revive kits or buy Stations for yourself. Try to confirm kills or risk enemy operators coming back from zero health using kit of their own to get back at you.

Battle royale games have been a popular genre in recent years and therefore, Warzone had no trouble picking up steam. In 2018, publisher Activision saw similar hype with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 last-man standing mode Blackout as well.

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Although gaining immense popularity among fans, Warzone had a large download size and lacked in variation of game modes. Solos have been a much-anticipated mode and Infinity Ward really surprised all players by rolling it out so quickly.

Call of Duty: Warzone stands out as biggest battle royale game out there on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today. Apparently, developers are currently testing out four and five-player squad matches to introduce in a future update.