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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Crew 2 and Trailmakers on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings The Crew 2 and Trailmakers this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

If you are a member of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service then you better buckle up as Free Play Days event for this weekend will take you for a spin and you can't be wasting much time wondering if you want in.

Jump straight in for a chance to play The Crew 2 and Trailmakers from today, December 5, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT on your Xbox One console for free through end of the week until December 8, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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The Crew 2 and Trailmakers on Xbox Free Play Days

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Aside from general features of a massive open-world racing game, The Crew 2 has a variety of game modes and customization options thanks to series of free updates it received from developer Ivory Tower and publisher Ubisoft.

Trailmakers is a physics-based action game from developer/publisher Flashbulb puts you in a sandbox environment to be creative and build a vehicle using intuitive builder to take it out for exploration and a tons of things to do.

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Xbox Free Play Days is here to give you a taste of something you may like each week and then want to get it on a great discounted price. Purchase Standard, Deluxe or Gold Edition of The Crew 2 at a whopping 75% off when the event is over.

If you already have it and wish to upgrade your version of the game with more content then Season Pass will be available for 50% reduced price. Trailmakers will be offering its base game on 25% mark down following the event.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Borderlands 3, Prison Architect and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

Borderlands 3, Prison Architect and Rainbow Six Siege are coming this weekend to join Free Play Days event.

Lately, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate have been getting their hands on some amazing selection of titles for free with more of them arriving on Xbox One consoles each week on Free Play Days events.

Kicking-off from November 21, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, prepare to get on board with an explosive lineup of Borderlands 3, Prison Architect and Rainbow Six Siege and keep playing until November 24, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Borderlands 3, Prison Architect and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

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Latest mainline installment of Borderlands is a hottest release of this year from Gearbox Software and 2K Games. A return to original looter shooter genre, BL3 invites to have some fun doing mindless destruction throughout the galaxy.

Prison Architect is a simulation game designed to run a maximum security penitentiary with total control over its system. Siege players get to take part in special "Money Heist" crossover event this week for some high-octane tactical action.

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Anyone making good progress throughout this weekend and interested to keep playing onwards can enjoy a great discount on purchase that lets you pick any of Borderlands 3 Standard, Deluxe or Super Deluxe Edition at 33% off.

There is a solid 50% off for both Prison Architect and Escape Mode Bundle, which includes all additional DLC packs. Rainbow Six Siege enthusiasts can save a lot by getting Deluxe Edition at 70% discount or 60% for Gold and Ultimate Edition.

Rainbow Six Siege: Money Heist Event Live Now

Ubisoft kicks off limited time Rainbow Six Siege crossover event "Money Heist" and a free weekend.

Right after announcing Year 4 Season 2 content Operation Shifting Tides for online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege earlier, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to team up with streaming giant Netflix for a limited time event.

In a recent collaboration, Ubisoft teamed up with Netflix for a crossover event with their Spanish-language crime drama series Money Heist, which is also known as "La Casa de Papel" but instead of a heist, there will be hostage rescue.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Money Heist Event Live Now

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Take a brief look at latest Siege event Money Heist that is a rescue mission in cool outfit but there is no heist money.




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Starting from today, November 20, a special in-game event "Money Heist" will introduce themed cosmetic items and brand-new game mode inspired from titular show to R6 Siege, running through November 25, 2019.

During this short period, players will experience their own heist in a classic Hostage match between Attackers and Defenders. Both parties will fight over custody of a captive dressed in iconic Salvador Dali mask and red jumpsuit.

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If you happen to pick up Hibana and Vigil for playing, they too will be sporting the same look as well. Heist Bundle for Hibana comes with a red jumpsuit for uniform, Emboldened headgear, Regal Mint weapon skin for TYPE-89 and Tokyo charm.

In case of Vigil, there will be similar red outfit, Fresh Paper weapon skin for K1A, Nameless headgear, and Surrealist charm. If you intend to have them into your collection, you can always purchase them from in-game store for 1,680 R6 Credits.

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Put Your Masks On

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Money Heist is unlike many other special events for Siege as it comes along with a free weekend offer from Ubisoft that allows you access to download and play full game for free, including all maps and modes while it lasts.

This is a great chance for newcomers to try and test Rainbow Six Siege to see if they want to keep up. Then grab a copy carrying all progress for up to 70% off on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms until December 3, 2019. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumored to Reveal in February 2020

According to recent leaks, Ubisoft will reveal "Assassin's Creed Ragnarok" in February next year with a fall 2020 release window.

Following back-to-back release of Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Odyssey, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to skip 2019 from launching any new Assassin's Creed games in favor of post-launch support.

Some leaked information emerged recently on Reddit suggests that next installment of AC franchise is most likely to take place during Viking era and will be called "Assassin's Creed Ragnarok", similar to a rumor from May 2019.

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Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumored to Reveal in February 2020

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According to that same leaked source, Ragnarok is going to be revealed at an upcoming PlayStation event next year in February, which may be a hint to State of Play livestream and will have a release window of fall 2020.

Ubisoft has apparently planned for a multi-platform release for the title across current and next generation of consoles. Its map location will set around big part of England and Scandinavia, including London and Plimouth city.

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Players would be given choice to pick a male or female Assassin named Jora, with a plot revolving on revenge throughout first civilization and Norse mythology for a major part with some ties to both Origins and Odyssey.

Protagonist character may explore realms of Asgard and Jottuneim while meeting legendary beings like Loki and Odin. In terms of gameplay, Ragnarok will follow general mechanics of Odyssey with more improvements and role-playing aspects.

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Developers are intending to bring back and implement beloved NPC recruitment system from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. You can use a boat for travel but there will be less naval fights than Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag or Odyssey.

A couple of inconsistency in this leak raise question about authenticity of its source with one such example being Ragnarok taking place on circa 800 B.C. but Vikings did not come to England until 793 A.D., almost after 1600 years.

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Whether or not this leak is accurate, it could simply be a typo as 800 A.D. is pretty close to when it happened in real-world. It could also be a mix up from leaked data of upcoming open-world action adventure game Gods & Monsters.

Earlier this year, a rumor claimed for next AC game to be titled "Assassin's Creed Legion" with a set release window of 2020 and set entirely on Rome, instead of feudal Japan or China like many fans have heavily speculated in past.

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Based on early leaks, Legion is more suited to be next Assassin's Creed game in a trilogy that would carry the legacy of Origins and Odyssey. When it is finally out, AC series can easily proceed to a new direction with a new title or a saga.

Assassin's Creed Ragnarok was previously codenamed "Kingdom" and it would presumably kick-start another trilogy in Assassin's Creed annual action-adventure stealth game series delved into mythical stories for coming years after Legion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

Ubisoft launches first of two title updates for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint with much more yet to be done.

After miserably failing short on player expectations with tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, developer/publisher Ubisoft saw a major drop in market share due to outrage and halted some of their upcoming releases.

Trying to work on their shortcomings and deliver a better gameplay experience, they planned out a long roadmap. Today, first of two major patch, Title Update 1.0.3 has been deployed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

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This latest update came with a slew of bug fixes, improvements and biggest since Breakpoint launch. Ubisoft asked their fans to take part in their official survey and provide necessary feedbacks on what change are they looking for.

One of the major issues bothering players was drone behavior, which has been addressed alongside an issue of respawning under map. Some basic adjustment was made to PvP mode "Ghost War" like cooldown system and interaction.

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Mostly, gameplay features that made Ghost Recon: Wildlands great are among top requested changes. Stamina recovery system just got a lot better and switching side to change position while taking cover is now allowed.

Two new faction missions "Ease the Pain" and "A Deadly Trap" is added on top of fixes for animation bug, AI behavior and audio issues. Another title update is set to arrive later this month and will bring more optimizations for GRB.

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Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot admitted earlier that player community rejected Breakpoint for loot grind and some other issues. They are trying to turn it into a decent open-world Tom Clancy shooter game that fans originally expected.

There is lot more to change regarding its progression and hopefully, developers will take that into consideration. Although already launched on all major platforms, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has yet to release on Google Stadia later this month.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Attachment Bundles

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Body Gears

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Cosmetic Bundles

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Gear Camos

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Ghost Points

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Guns Bundles

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

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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Live Now

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Live Now

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




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

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

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

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

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Find Drone Areas

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

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

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




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

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

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Communication and Teamwork

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

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

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

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

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Shrinking Combat Zone

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

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

For Honor Standard Edition Free on Uplay Now

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

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

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

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For Honor Standard Edition Free on Uplay Now

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

Alan Wake and For Honor Free on Epic Games Store Now

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

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

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

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Alan Wake and For Honor Free on Epic Games Store Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

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




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

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

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Phase 1: Recon

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

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

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Phase 2: Helicopter Deployment

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

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

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Phase 3: Extraction

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

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

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New Destructible Mechanics

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

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

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

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

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

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

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Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

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

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

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

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The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

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

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

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Find President Andrew Ellis

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

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

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

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

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Hunt Down Outcast Leader

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

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