Showing posts with label Multiplayer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Multiplayer. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2019

Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announces a week-long Special Demo event for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch with a discount deal.

A better sequel to Wii U-exclusive title Splatoon, cartoony third-person shooter game Splatoon 2 from developer/publisher Nintendo is considered as one of the best-selling games released for Nintendo Switch as it sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Currently, a free Special Demo event is kicking off for anyone interested in the game for a whole week and after downloading the demo from eShop, players will gain access to it from 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EST of March 19, 2019.

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This great announcement of a free 7-day trial came today from official Twitter account of Nintendo Versus.



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You will be able to take part in standard Turf War mode, brand-new Salmon Run mode, League Battles and Ranked Battles for competitive multiplayer. However, there was no mention of a single-player story mode as part of the trail event.

Turf War is a 4v4 classic competition where you and your teammates try to cover a largest area of the arena players are in with their assigned neon ink. Salmon Run is a co-op mode to take stand against waves of Salmonids enemies and collect Power Eggs.

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Nintendo is also offering free access to Nintendo Switch Online to let you join in online ink war as long as the demo runs till March 25. You can still drop in even if you already enjoyed your Switch Online trial and a code to activate the service will be sent to you.

On top of everything nice, Nintendo will let you purchase Splatoon 2 at 20% discount on eShop while the demo period lasts, making it available for $47.99 only. Even though it is not the best deal for a first-party Switch title, you can still save a few bucks if you take the offer.

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

NetherRealm Studios has announced schedule of Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta for PS4 and Xbox One on March 28.

Only a month away from release on April 23, 2019, upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 from is developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is set to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Official dates for a closed beta is revealed for fans of 2.5D fighting game MK11, which starts from March 27 and will run till March 31. Fans who pre-order the game on PS4 and Xbox One will gain access and can jump right in from next week.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

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Today, official Twitter account for Mortal Kombat has announced regional time table for closed beta worldwide.



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Beta program will see launch on 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST Wednesday, March 27 and will end on 11:59 PM PT/2:59 AM EST Sunday, March 31. However, everyone else out of Pacific Time range will continue playing till April 1 throughout the world.

Due to complicacy of different time zones, schedule time frame may seem complicated to some but considering what Anthem and The Division 2 players got earlier, NetherRealm did a fine job at planning a timetable that ensures everyone to roughly get the same amount of time.

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Another thing to note here is that MK11 beta does not include PC and Switch platform except for Microsoft and Sony consoles. Excluding PC users from the arrangement is most probably due to an attempt to avoid advance leaks through data-mining.

After four years of hiatus, Mortal Kombat 11 is looking forward a massive opening next month as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and developers are not done revealing more fighter characters added to the already impressive roster of MK franchise.

Friday, March 15, 2019

No Man's Sky Beyond Update

No Man's Sky major update Beyond is announced and will come to all available platforms on summer 2019.

Although action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games saw a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4 for lack of promised features when it arrived back in August 2016, they resolved those issues by the time it came to Xbox One in July 2018.

The studio eventually worked on it by introducing multiplayer components and then started releasing a series of free updates to deliver better experience to fans, which will be continued with upcoming free update Beyond in summer 2019.

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No Man's Sky Beyond Update

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A huge part of the gameplay of NMS involves exploration and initially a large number of initial complain from players was that in-game open world universe seemed a bit repetitive but listening to fan community, they fixed most part of that issues.

Following the release of NEXT update last year, Hello Games worked on a roadmap for their future releases. Beyond will roll in every feature that made all three of the past free updates great and would bring in No Man's Sky Online.

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Their goal here is to expand social experience to the already existent multiplayer mode that will connect group of players from across worlds to play and interact together. Despite bringing large number of people in one place, it would not be an MMO.

General online elements will be there without anyone having to subscribe to any monthly services, nor there be any sort of micro-transactions and mostly, anyone who owns the game can instantly take part into the fray.

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Ever since the developers released NEXT update that received very positive feedback for it, dev team started planning on bring more participants to the table rather than small groups of friends playing to make things a lot more exciting.

With a goal to surpass what they achieved in 2018, Hello Games is determined to take things to further and Beyond for the foreseeable future of No Man's Sky. What seemed like an ending after previous updates was actually a new beginning for the game and its community.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

Official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battle Royale mode of Battlefield V heralds the release date to be March 25.

Even though standard Battle Royale games offer a 100 player stand-off to death, developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts will allow only 64 to compete in Firestorm mode of their latest first-person shooter game Battlefield V.

A statement issued back in October 2018 announced that players will not receive battle royale mode until March 2019 and now, March 25 is revealed to be the release date for it to all BFV players worldwide via a new trailer dropped by EA.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

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Check out the brand-new official reveal trailer for Firestorm, featuring brief battle royale action sequences from Battlefield 5.




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The trailer starts with a typical style for last-man-standing shooter where we see soldiers jumping off planes in parachute to their destined battleground and help each other out to bring them to their feet, only to notice other squads to drop nearby.

Then they each head to nearby establishments to seek cover and weapons, followed by a shootout between two parties. Bombs starts dropping from above when a red flare is shot at the house next to barn filled with a rival group.

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The gang who arrived first is now out in the open and one of their members finds a tractor that they use to ram through opposing force to break out of the barn they were in. To evade an ever imposing ring of fire on them, they all hop in a helicopter found close at hand.

Moving to a new land to fight, they come across an enemy boat and one of them is lost in the ensuing gunfire. By the time they reach to ground, tanks are deployed, dams are destroyed, forests are burnt and the fire is closing in quicker.

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The fight reaches to a climax and the leader of the group draws out his melee weapon to charge at an enemy when he is out of ammo and another of his squad member bites the dust while one of his teammates attempts to shoot that man by targeting him via rifle scope.

Introducing Battlefield's biggest map ever from DICE team, Firestorm lets player engage solo or in 4-person squads as they collect loots and unlock vehicles to ride to victory parade aside from calling in V-1 flying bomb for reinforcements.

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Despite a lot of complaints against the developers for failing to live up to expectation and release of an early leaked footage of Battle Royale mode, Firestorm trailer still manages to shine and promise players a great experience that would probably help them redeem themselves.

Set on World War II era, Battlefield V is currently available for everyone to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though it may sound a little disappointing but those who want to play in duos will have to wait till April 2019 for the mode to finally arrive on the game.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Respawn Entertainment is rumored to add giant robot Titans to their sensational battle royale shooter Apex Legends.

Ever since developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts came up with free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One based on their renowned Titanfall series, it has taken over the genre.

Although we are not getting Titanfall 3 anytime soon, Respawn is rumored to add iconic mech-styled Titans from the series to this latest Battle Royale spin-off title that has already topped 50 million player counts within a month of release.

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Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

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Even before the game arrived for all, people were hoping to see those hulking machines rampaging throughout the battlegrounds but no one really was quite sure how they would fit into the gameplay mechanics of the title.

Set in Titanfall universe after the events of Titanfall 2, the last-man-standing shooter takes place on a lawless sector of victorious militia force Frontier called the Outlands. So, those 20-feet tall machines can start stomping around the landscape of Apex anytime now.

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Below is the video with information that has been causing all the stirring about Titans into Apex Legends battle royale lately.




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The clip is taken from an early and unreleased build of Apex that features voice lines uttered by a Pathfinder that includes mention of Infected, Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers other than Titans, all belonging to the same fictional universe.

All three of Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers are known ground enemy types from previous games of the franchise. "Infected Coming In" line probably refers to players infecting other rivals to join their side much like Halo's "Infected" mode.

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Reapers of Titanfall 2

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If these robots are included as all-new enemy classes, then we might very well be getting a PvPvE mode where aside from killing each other, players have to worry about and stay alert from being ambushed by these dreaded enemies as well.

On its second month from global launch, Apex Legends has already managed to gather a massive community of players who are eagerly waiting for their first major content update and we sincerely hope that Respawn will make it worth for everyone.

State of Decay 2 Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update Release Date

Upcoming "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update for State of Decay 2 by Undead Labs will add new difficulty modes.

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios continued their successful legacy of open world zombie survival video game State of Decay from 2013 with its sequel title State of Decay 2 that came out in 2018 for PC and Xbox One.

With mixed to average response from critics and fan-base, the game amassed a total of 3 million players within months and went on to release two DLCs. The studio recently announced of releasing brand-new "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update later this month.

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State of Decay 2 "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update Release Date

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It was revealed during a latest episode of Inside Xbox that players who own either of Standard and Ultimate Edition or have subscription to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for free when it arrives on March 26.

You get to choose from two new difficulty modes called Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone to put your survival skills to test. Either go out on behalf of your existing community or just start a new one before dipping your toes into those zones.

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Dread Zone will challenge you with a blood plague that comes with a faster-acting infection gauge. There will be fewer resources to scavenge while pits you against deadlier horde of zombies and plague-infected juggernauts.

Nightmare Zone is for more experienced and hardcore players, who will come across a tougher crowd of hostile NPCs and an infection period that lets one last for only 10 minutes. Obviously, packs of annoying freaks will make it miserable for you in the mean time.

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Back in November 2018, developers came up with Zedhunter update that brought us slew of changes and mentioning Undead Labs is about to introduce their next SOD2 update in 2019 for a new level of difficulty experience.

Surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is no joyride for sure but those who love some punishing challenges would admire the changes derived from past DLCs of State of Decay 2 will have fun with "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for sure.

Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

Xbox One compilation of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add Halo: Reach and will launch on PC later this year.

Before they became well-known for popular multiplayer shooter franchise Destiny, developer Bungie Studios had a history with Halo series of military science fiction shooter that is currently helmed by 343 Industries, subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios.

Halo: Reach was a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved that they developed back in 2010 is going to be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a definitive series compilation and both are coming to PC, according to an announcement made during a recent episode of Inside Xbox.

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Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

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Witness the official announcement trailer for a legendary saga heading over to PC after remaining exclusive to Xbox consoles for many years.




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MCC will be made available on Microsoft Store and Steam in its entirety but a release date is yet to be revealed. With that, two of the most frequently made request from Halo community is finally getting fulfilled and fans are having what they wanted all along.

To ensure a flawless experience on PC, 343 Industries is looking to deliver every little aspects and features of the original collection. Therefore, each title will see launch one by one only after their team of developers deems it to be ready.

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Master Chief's story will start arriving on the new platform with Halo: Reach that marks the beginnings of his journey. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will follow a chronological order of release afterwards.

Rather than having players to wait for a few years while they thoroughly work on each title until it is finally ready to drop, fans can now jump into action right away whenever a game is complete and joins the rest of the bundle.

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Halo – Reach Will Be Added to Master Chief Collection

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Not only player community has been asking to bring MCC on PC, adding Reach to the fray was also one of their second most asked demands. Aside from granting those two requests, 343 Industries is looking forward to work on fan feedbacks as well.

Working side by side with Splash Damage and Ruffian, 343 development team is dedicating their efforts to deliver a true experience of Master Chief Collection in 4K resolution and HDR graphics on a constant 60FPS frame rate.

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Everyone who already owns the collection will receive multiplayer content of Reach including Forge and the Theater on Xbox One but Campaign and Firefight mode will come to all as a premium digital add-on.

Active subscribers of Xbox Game Pass are automatically getting access to Halo: Reach as well as MCC in their monthly subscription deal. Players on PC can have the same great experiences by purchasing the title on Microsoft Store and Steam upon release.

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Master Chief Collection on Xbox Game Pass

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With Halo Infinite inbound for release as the next game in franchise and a live-action television series heading to Showtime, Microsoft has made a smart move for fans and new players to keep busy saving mankind into the boots of Spartan super-soldiers by then.

Originally, Halo: The Master Chief Collection landed on 2014 facing a rocky reception at launch for poor matchmaking options but fixed later via a series of patches and now a new platform of audience is getting ready to step into Halo universe.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

FPS bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is coming to Xbox Game Preview on spring 2019.

After going through much trouble, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown from developer/publisher Crytek has managed to see launch in Early Access of Steam on February 22, 2018 and received mostly positive remarks.

Making good on their previous announcement made back it Gamescom 2018, the studio is bringing the FPS game to Xbox Game Preview program in association with Microsoft Studios, for Xbox One players on spring 2019.

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Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

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Here goes your Xbox Game Preview teaser of pre-alpha Hunt: Showdown, heralding of its arrival later this year.




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Players can jump into a dark world Louisiana swamps full of bounty hunters seeking gold for slaying monsters, solo or in posse for a competitive online multiplayer gameplay in a tensed surrounding to always make you feel the thrill of survival.

Though Hunt is mostly designed for PvP experience, developers inserted deep PvE elements into the mix as well. Its genre is a mix of action and strategy for sake of survival, which constantly keeps you on edge.

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Crytek has been keeping up with a community-driven development cycle so far and Xbox early access will allow them to go further on same track. Based on received community feedback, they have added new equipment, features and settings to it.

When you are in a match, every moment is a high-risk situation that only leads to high-rewards. However, whenever you die in-game, your Hunter character is gone for good and so are all the gears they were packing.

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Thrill of Survival

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Audio design was one of the top priorities for Hunt developers to create a tense atmosphere where players not only feel their enemies and bosses lurking around but also gives away your position to them if you are too noisy at work.

Whether you set your eyes on high prizes or stay in your safety fence and keep grinding, thrive alone or in group, Hunt: Showdown offers you bunch of different ways to enjoy the experience depending on how you would like to play it.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Scheduled to come in spring 2019, video of battle royale mode "Firestorm" for Battlefield V has been leaked online.

Ever since first-person shooter title Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts is launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, it has been in series of troubles but players are still waiting for some of its post-launch content.

After waiting for months, fans are finally getting an early look at the game's battle royale mode, Firestorm through a leaked tutorial video slightly ahead of an official reveal, which was set to arrive at some point on March 2019.

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

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Below is the actual leaked footage of "Firestorm" Battle Royale mode of Battlefield 5 that has found its way online, offering an early glimpse.




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Though many already knows that Firestorm is designed as a last-man-standing shooter on World War II premise where 64 player will try to hunt each other down for the ultimate glory but there will be twist on traditional Battle Royale fashion.

According to the leaked BV clip, you can jump into the middle of action after picking from Solo, Duo and Squads options. Scavenging for items and weapons will begin as soon as people are dropped on the open-world map in parachute.

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Depending on where you chose to land, availability of loot would vary from their quantity and type. As landing spots, urban areas will reward players with more gear but would also present great challenges as everyone else would be after them.

Throughout the map, you will come across objectives and safes that will lead you to combat vehicles, rare items and reinforcements. These are the tools with advantages that one needs to change the course of fight and secure victory in the end.

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Weapon categories are divided into three different tiers; Common, Rare and Epic, all requiring unique ammo and not much of them can be carried. So, inventory management skill would come in handy or you can share loot with your teammates until you find a backpack to extend slots.

Class specific perks are not a part of Firestorm battle royale mode as you and your squad is fighting for life. Downed players can still use their sidearm while being revived by some allies but it would only work as long as you don't bleed out completely.

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In overall comparison, B5 apparently made many improvements to the genre that would hopefully get enough traction and responding to the original Reddit leak, EA took Twitter to state that there are more to come than what we just saw here. Can't wait to find that out!

Although there are no respawning like Apex Legends and no 100-player support like we have in Fortnite or Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield V is adding their own unique takes to make Battle Royale mode great again.