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Monday, June 10, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Ubisoft unveils new trailer featuring gameplay and story bits of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint at E3 2019 presentation.

Last month, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announced their upcoming tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands after it was accidentally leaked on Ubisoft Store only a day ago.

This military shooter brings back protagonist Nomad and his fellow Ghost team members to tackle a new threat who has all of their skills and technology at their disposal but are willing to employ them with a viewpoint that threatens global peace.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

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Breakpoint released a gameplay trailer titled "We Are Brothers" during Ubisoft presentation at E3 2019 event today.




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When a group of former Special Forces operatives took over Skell Technology over Auroa Island and starts using their drones for political assassination, it becomes a concern for United States and they sent Ghost Recon fireteam to check.

The trailer shows scenes from an earlier gameplay walkthrough with Nomad voicing over how he alongside his brothers-in-arms would take down these seasoned predators in their own hunting ground one by one against all odds.

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Mostly focused on four-player co-op play, GRB sends players to face off a skilled army with high-tech weaponry. Those who are playing solo would be assisted by AI teammates so that they can get a helping hand whenever needed.

A brand-new Bivouac system allows players to set camps to heal wounds while features like dialogue choices will be available in story mode. A competitive multiplayer mode will be included to this open-world tactical shooter at launch.

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Next we have a video footage of Walker giving out his manifesto for his vision to establish a new order to his followers.




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After making debut in free story content update Operation Oracle for Wildlands, former Ghost team leader Cole D. Walker is introduced as a badass bad-guy for Breakpoint who has rallied a small army of his brethren into his cause.

Walker is played by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) who came to conference presentation of Ubisoft to introduce his character and brought along his pit bull Bam Bam, who sat quietly the entire time they were on stage.

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Just like developer team supported GRW with tons of post-launch content, GRB will see arrival of the Terminator at some point and this crossover with Terminator: Dark Fate live-action movie is teased with a musical hint during UBIE3.

Nomad would be leading an enraged bunch of Ghosts against a pack of hungry Wolves in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint when it releases worldwide On October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then a month later for Google Stadia.

Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

Ubisoft premiers Watch Dogs: Legion at E3 2019 event with gameplay footage and a release date set for 2020.

There has been rumor out there for long that developer/publisher Ubisoft was working on a new installment of Watch Dogs game from their popular action-adventure series, which got leaked by Amazon and then officially confirmed.

A worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 for upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion was announced. Ubisoft press conference gave us an introduction, gameplay video and an official release date of March 6, 2020.

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Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

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An official world premiere trailer from stage of E3 gives you an exclusive first-look at story premise of WDL.




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We already know Legion is set in post-Brexit era of London city that has completely become a futuristic dystopia through a leaked retailer listing from last week. Citizens become second class following drastic change in politics and technology.

What we know was how almost everyone and everything was under constant surveillance network but what we didn't know was that society is taken over by corrupt private military organization and there are killer drones.

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A resistance is formed by secret hactivist group DedSec, who makes their awaited return and player goes out to recruit various NPCs each one with different attributes and skills from open-world streets of London to join their collective.

One of your fellow citizens passing by could be a former MI5 operative, a prominent hacker or a grandma who used to be a professional assassin. Their unique set of skills will often be key to complete various mission objectives at hand.

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Recruit Your Resistance

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You may need to pick someone expert in combat who can punch his way out of trouble or good at infiltration to get in places harder to reach. Getting a doctor within your group can benefit all of your team members with health buff.

Though often seem as random, their character traits are distinct and you can literally pick up anyone from in-game world to recruit into your fold. However, none of them will join DedSec immediately and you have to approach them each in different ways.

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Players can amass up to 20 rebel members from entire populace to join them and you can switch between them at any time to properly employ their diverse talents. Plus, leveling up your crew earns them extra perks and necessary adjustments.

If you get into a situation and get knocked up, you can either keep fighting or surrender. There is a permadeath system, which means you are out if you go down but if you are sent to jail, at least another DedSec member can bail you out.

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E3 2019 has also brought us a gameplay walkthrough of Legion for a detailed outlook of how things are played out.




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Ubisoft has planned out a very ambitious gameplay system for WDL by taking their time where hacking your way through London is the only way to get by since civil liberties have been trampled long ago and your rights means nothing.

Aside from arriving on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, Watch Dogs: Legion will also be available on Google Stadia. A city full of recruits opens up possibilities of near-limitless different outcomes and we can't wait to see how that works.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion Confirmed

Ubisoft took Twitter to announce confirmation for Watch Dogs: Legion after Amazon listing leak and will reveal at E3 2019.

After an accidental leak from Amazon UK product listing has revealed existence of next game from Watch Dogs action-adventure series to be Watch Dogs: Legion, it was eventually confirmed by developer/published Ubisoft on Twitter.

Not only have they officially confirmed newest release from their open-world franchise is in works but has also stated to show up at E3 2019, most likely for a worldwide reveal trailer launch with new trailer and some key-details.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Confirmed

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Ubisoft simply posted a brief video of a glitchy red WD logo showing up and confirmation for E3 showcase on Twitter.



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Following the leak going public on social media, they officially came out with Legion within next 24 hour. It was not a huge surprise for people because rumors of a third game from Watch Dogs series has been circling around for some time now.

WDL will be set in a post-Brexit, dystopian version of London that saw a massive shift in society because of change in politics and technology. What they are eyeing for here is probably a sensitive issue like mass surveillance and that makes sense.

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For a new age of cyber crime spree to spread chaos across the UK capital next, Ubisoft will build up a highly detailed London city for Legion like they previously did with Chicago and San Francisco in past installments of WD franchise.

Although we already know that player would be able to play as any NPC if they want to, some mysteries are still there. This cryptic line from publisher Tweet, "God Save the NPCs." may hint at victimization of in-game NPCs like never before.

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We did not learn much other than a title confirmation and an upcoming reveal over at E3 from this Twitter reveal but it was a decent move by the studio to simply assure fans what they have been hyping and speculating all along for a while.

It would really be interesting to see how Ubisoft is going to make Watch Dogs: Legion stand apart among so many free-roaming games set in open-world these days but many fans would probably be happy to get back to their favorite series once again.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion Leaked on Amazon

A recent leak from Amazon UK listing revealed next Watch Dogs game title that lets you play as NPC characters.

Up until now there were only rumors for the next game in Watch Dogs franchise existing as well as couple of hints here and there but thanks to an accidental product listing in advance by Amazon UK lately, that has been changed.

It appears that Watch Dogs: Legion is going to be upcoming open-world game from popular action-adventure series from developer/published Ubisoft and it also has some details about story settings and unique gameplay feature.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Leaked on Amazon

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An early rumor suggested that the game will be set in London and according to leaks; it seems to be accurate after all. Also, Legion seems to be a legit title given how this one has come out from several credible sources lately.

After exploring two major cities in U.S. like Chicago and San Francisco in two early releases of Watch Dogs series, moving over to a new location would most likely allow for Ubisoft to experiment with a lot of new stuff in hacker culture.

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Twitter user @Wario64 has posted a screenshot of the now-deleted listing, product description and a dead link to product page.



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Also check out Amazon listing description for Legion that was leaked because of retailer's mistake for key-details.

Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems

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The game is set in a post-Brexit world where society has gone through a huge shift and players will be able to play as anyone. Depending on which NPC characters you are playing as, there might be variable different things to come across.

Developing such a system should give developers quite a pain and don't be surprised if they even delay it once. Ubisoft is definitely going for a more serious tone with WDL with a dystopian London that already has highest surveillance systems.

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Unofficial count says that there is currently a network of at least 1.85 millions security cameras installed throughout cities of U.K. with its politics is also changing right now and that makes the city a perfect playfield choice for Legion.

Since Watch Dogs: Legion was listed for PlayStation 4, we can safely assume that it would also launch on PC and Xbox One too with possibility of crossing over to next-gen consoles in future but we will probably learn more on that at E3 2019.

The Division 2 Adds Gunner Specialization

Tom Clancy tactical shooter title The Division 2 adds new Gunner specialization within SHD Agents ranks.

Other than mostly being a tactical shooter, The Division 2 has action role-playing aspects and skill system in place for players to focus on. Already three different specializations are deployed so far and the game just added another one.

A fourth Specialist, Gunner is recruited this month as a tank within squad alongside previously added Demolitionist, Sharpshooter and Survivalist class to wreck havoc on the streets of Washington, D.C. and help reclaim it.

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The Division 2 Adds Gunner Specialization

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Signature weapon for Gunner would be a powerful minigun and receive bonus armor depending on Specialization ammunition amount, when activated. Only downside is Gunner can't go for cover, roll or even vault when drawing weapon.

Though lack of cover would be a disadvantage for any Division agents but that has been compensated with wave of bullets at their disposal. Considered a vanguard for fellow SHD Agents, they have great prominence in both inflicting and sustaining damage.

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Gunner has a new skill tree, P320 XCompact sidearm and Banshee Signature Skill to confuse enemies. It will make them coming out of cover and unsettled, only to get blasted into bits or get trapped in place by special Riot Foam grenade.

Unlocking this new specialization class would require players to complete Special Field Research, which are five stages of in-game challenges. Taking on objectives will offer you rewards and allow access of Gunner with newest signature weapon.

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The Division 2 Gunner Poster

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Gunner will become available on Public Test Server from June 4 to receive community feedback before fully going live in Title Update 4 later this month. Year 1 Pass owners will unlock it right away including cosmetic, emotes, mask and uniform.

Action RPG Tom Clancy shooter title The Division 2 from developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft has launched on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms to serve as sequel for The Division of 2016.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege Coming to Next-Gen PlayStation and Xbox

Rather than a sequel, Ubisoft is working to move tactical FPS title Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and next-gen Xbox consoles.

Gamers on consoles are eagerly waiting for next generation of PlayStation and Xbox to roll out from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft but players of online tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege may not need to worry about jumping ship just yet.

Apparently, developer/published Ubisoft has already planned this through in advance as this critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy shooter of 2015 is obviously coming to PS5 and next-gen Xbox consoles, because R6Siege has a lot to offer.

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Rainbow Six Siege Coming to Next-Gen PlayStation and Xbox

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Currently, Siege is on its Year 4 Season 2 post-launch content and they are boasting over 100,000 players each day on PC platform alone. All credit goes to Ubisoft being consistently dedicated on improving its quality of support.

On top of everything, they have been delivering steady bug fix and still working on introducing 100 unique operators with distinct abilities. The studio has earned over $1.12 billion in a total lifetime of R6S and has 45 million active players.

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Siege brand director, Alexandre Remy confirmed during Pro League Season 9 Finals that there will not be a sequel or whatsoever because Ubisoft simply don't want to create a division between player communities over different platforms.

The strength of any multiplayer game is the size of its community, so I do believe that we have to make every effort possible that when next gen comes in, they are treated as a high-end PC versus another PC.

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He also encloses that developers are on early stages of working with Sony and Microsoft on how to transition between two console generations and how that would that serve player community but are not sure yet how to employ that.

Whether or not this transition process would require people to buy a new copy of the multiplayer shooter for next-gen upgrade other than a new console or would they be using backwards compatibility features depends a lot on hardware.

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Nevertheless, a constant effort from developers to add more values to Siege by providing new content updates each year and trying to arrange a seamless move for everyone clearly shows how much they truly care for their customers.

Also, introducing cross-play into Rainbow Six Siege has a long way to go and Ubisoft on board with that idea given how games like Fortnite, Rocket League and upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is bringing players from varied platforms together.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

Operation Phantom Sight DLC for team shooter Rainbow Six Siege reveals two new operators Nøkk and Warden.

Back in February 17, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced a new free expansion Operation Phantom Sight for their popular online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Currently is in Year 4 Season 2 content, Siege is including two new Operators and featuring a reworked version of Kafe Dostoyevsky map. Details of this upcoming DLC have been revealed during Pro League Finals, today at Milan, Italy.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

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Ubisoft released a new R6 Siege video detailing gameplay mechanics for new Operators and their gadget features.




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A member of Danish Jægerkorpset Corps, Nøkk is a new Attacker and a mysterious persona to even Team Rainbow. She carries an FMG-9 and SIX12-SD while uses a high-tech HEL Presence Reduction to become invisible to be detected by her enemies.

This medium-speed, medium-armor Rainbow attacker agent is good at infiltration and stealth like a ghost. However, her gadget might glitch but won't give away her position if she does nothing except moving on a normal or slower pace.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Nøkk

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Then there is a dapper new defender from American Secret Service named Warden, who at first glance may remind you of Walter White from Breaking Bad. His primary weapon of choice is an M590A1 shotgun and an MPX submachine gun as a strong anchor.

Warden uses a pair of Glance Smart Glasses to remain impervious to flashes and see through smokes. A high-armor, low-speed Operator, he is highly effective against Blitz, Capitão, Glaz and Ying but have to wary of Thatcher and IQ for their gadget-disabling abilities.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Warden

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Developers at Ubisoft has also reworked existing Kafe Dostoyevsky map to suit it better for competitive play. First floor of the café is now redesigned with a remodeled kitchen and second floor got new bomb sites, plus received other tweaks.

Season Pass owners for Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege would have two new Operators, Nøkk and Warden already unlocked at launch on their platforms and others can purchase them only after seven days using their in-game R6 credits.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

Once again, Ubisoft has delayed their upcoming pirate adventure game Skull & Bones to 2020 and skipping its E3 2019 showcase.

Upcoming anticipated open-world action game Skull & Bones from developer/publisher Ubisoft was announced back at E3 2017 with an initial launch window of 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only to be delayed to 2019 last year.

However, that date is now being delayed once again and will only come out after their current fiscal year will end in March 2020. The pirate adventure will not show up at E3 2019 next month and will be released on spring next year.

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Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

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Ubisoft made a statement saying that it is very common for newer IPs to take more time in development phase because of creative vision and newer ideas and in May 2018, developers asked for more time to deliver an engaging experience.

According to their recent earnings report, ongoing publishing plans for SNB suggests that it may eventually arrive sometime around April 2020. Since it was pushed back to improve quality, we can only hope that it was for the best reasons.

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A video featuring producer Karl Luhe addressing this delay was posted lately by Skull & Bones official Twitter account. He talks about where they are now in terms of development and offers some behind-the-scenes look as well.



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A TV show based on the game is also on its way but that wouldn't be affected by this delay in any way. Developer studio that worked on ship combat sequences of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are working on it for their past experience.

Although getting a long-anticipated game like Skull & Bones twice after reveal is mildly frustrating but seeing Ubisoft is not rushing out an unfinished product and prioritizing quality only shows their commendable dedication to fan-service.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

New Ghost Recon: Breakpoint story trailer for from Ubisoft reveals how Skell Technology became a global threat.

Getting leaked before making an official reveal, upcoming online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from developer/publisher Ubisoft will debut on October 4, 2019 as a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players already have some look at what they are getting into with announcement trailer and gameplay footage on a live-stream last week. Now, another new clip is released today to provide more story context for Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

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Following is a trailer showcasing how technology going awry and threatening lives have paved a way for GRB.




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The video opens up with a narration over a rendition of mythical creature golem and how it was an early representation for artificial intelligence back in 500 BC, which was originally designed by its creators to serve and protect.

Fast forward to last two decades and in a not-so-far future, technology has advanced to the point of creating driver-less cars and inventor Jake Skell has helped shaped that future with his Skell Technology by turning many myths into reality.

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He moved further to come up with lethal drones on 2001 that helped save many U.S. lives during war in Afghanistan. Establishing headquarter in Aurora Island, they were successful in making an autonomous system in recent years.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Skell technology drones were used to kill a political candidate and media sees them as a global threat now. All contact is lost with Aurora, leading Ghost Recon team to investigate their radio silence.

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Although actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) is roped in to play villain in Breakpoint after being introduced through an operation update for Wildlands, he was nowhere to be seen within the trailer above but hoping to see him in future.

Ubisoft has decided to make PC version of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint skip Steam and making it an Epic Games Store-exclusive title, as usual to their stance with The Division 2 and pre-order for Gold, Ultimate or Collector's Editions are already available up there.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

Ubisoft announces upcoming tactical shooter game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint featuring Jon Bernthal.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Ubisoft released a free story content update titled Operation Oracle for their tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands and it introduced a new Ghost team leader named Cole D. Walker.

This post-launch update indicated a possible sequel of GRW heading our way soon and Ubisoft told everyone to keep an eye on their upcoming world premiere on Twitch and YouTube, which eventually revealed to be Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

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Take a first-look at GR: Breakpoint through its official announcement trailer that came straight out of world premiere event.




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The trailer opens up with protagonist Nomad of Ghost team is stranded behind enemy lines within the deep woods of Aurora Island, home of Skell Technology, which supplied them equipment to fight Bolivian drug cartel in Wildlands.

Wounded, he is being hunted down with drones by a mysterious figure who is leading an armed a security team on his tail. This elite soldier survives the night to reunite with his teammates and now, complete their mission together.

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Survive and Fight Back

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Apparently, Cole D. Walker from Operation Oracle of GRW returns for a very specific purpose to play in Breakpoint. Portrayed by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead), Walker is the dreaded antagonist hunting for Ghost operatives.

Not only has he gone rogue but he is leading a group of ex-Ghosts who call themselves Wolves, now under employment of Skell Technology. Armed with effective killing machines, they have cut all ties to outside world and hunting Ghosts down.

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Also witness first Breakpoint gameplay walkthrough footage, which gives you an idea of how its experience would be like.




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Auroa Island is a perfect setting for Ghost Recon sub-series open-world tactical shooter as it is filled with different mountains, swamps and even a volcano, something we will probably see to play some key-part it its gameplay or narrative.

Al launch, the game will let you choose from four different classes with specific abilities and you can swap between them at your will. Breakpoint will release more classes over time and plans on to offer new major expansions after each four months.

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Designed for a story-driven experience for four players, GRB challenges your survival skills in a harsh terrain of high stakes and limited resources. It introduces the new Bivouac system, which can be unlocked throughout the map and serves as camps.

Bivouac safe zones allow you to treat injuries and customize loadout or even trade items with fellow fighters in your camp. Expect more limited time crossover events like what Ubisoft had in past with Predator and Splinter Cell in Wildlands.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Pre-Order Bonus

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Pre-order for Breakpoint is already open now and ordering in advance will ensure your Beta access. Plus, you will get Sentinel MK.2 heavy outfit, Hammer MK.2 vehicle, and Valor assault rifle within Sentinel Corp Pack as pre-order bonus.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is currently scheduled to launch worldwide on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. Ordering GRB Gold Edition comes with Year 1 Pass and all DLC packs, whereas Ultimate Edition offers a bonus mission.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege Reverse Friendly Fire Update

Ubisoft developers are rolling out Reverse Friendly Fire update for Rainbow Six Siege to punish team-killers.

Competitive online tactical shooter video games like Rainbow Six Siege suffer heavily from a never ending issue of grieving players who often abuses its gameplay mechanic of friendly fire to give their teammates a hard time.

In a latest update for R6S, developer/publisher Ubisoft is introducing Reverse Friendly Fire system to have player's weapon turn back at them for those who kill their teammates to grief or to troll as a deserving punishment.

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Rainbow Six Siege Reverse Friendly Fire Update

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To keep up the high stakes gameplay of R6Siege and fight against team killing, RFF is implemented. Starting with Thursday's patch, Reverse Friendly Fire system will be online now that developers have tried it on test servers for past two months.

Once it goes live, players can choose to activate reflecting bullets for a match so whenever any teammates try to fire shots at a member of their own team, it will be redirected back at them as an immediate karma for their misbehavior.

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RFF will also apply for thrown unique gadgets like drones and operator cams but instead of player it belongs to, damage will inflict upon the device itself. Explosives however, will do damage under the system except for a few select items.

Depending on pending feedback from R6S community, these features may change and act differently in future. Even explosives doing damage to teammates can undergo some change on upcoming season of Siege.

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Reverse Friendly Fire Activated

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Last year, developers at Ubisoft placed strict moderation system for R6S in an attempt to instantly ban anyone engaging in slurs and toxicity. Other than booting them from a match, friendly fire flag seems to be a much efficient way.

Considered as one of the best multiplayer games out there, Rainbow Six Siege is available to play PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, Reverse Friendly Fire update will let players have a better experience tacklinng grieving team members.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Operation Oracle Update

Meet mysterious Ghost team leader, Cole D. Walker for new story content in free Operation Oracle update of Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

If there is one thing developer/publisher Ubisoft is pretty commendable at other than creating fan-favorite franchises, then it should be their natural inclination to support their games in the long run with slew of post-release contents.

Starting from May 2, they are releasing free story content Operation Oracle that features two new missions to team-based stealth shooter game Ghost Recon: Wildlands for players to enjoy on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Operation Oracle Update

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A brand-new cinematic official trailer is released by Ubisoft to introduce newest Ghost character Cole D. Walker.




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Walker is a Ghost team leader who joins Operation Oracle to rescue a Skell Technology engineer from the clutches of Unidad. Since they manufacture some high-tech gadgetry for Special Forces, his extraction from Bolivian military is crucial.

As you take on this Special Operations rescue mission, it will expand and tease to future of Wildlands universe. Despite being a tactical shooter game, the title allows players to engage in stealth action or guns blazing throughout its open-world.

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Ghost Leader, Cole Walker

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GR: Wildlands have had crossover missions in recent times in a team-up with Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell series, Operators of Rainbow Six and even faced the deadly extraterrestrial hunter Predator from 1987 sci-fi action horror movie.

Playing the character of new Ghost operative Cole Walker is actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead), who made a reputation of portraying bad-ass protagonists with his portrayal of Frank Castle AKA The Punisher in a lately cancelled Netflix series.

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Operation Oracle Story Content

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If Operation Oracle makes you want to try out GRW, then you are in luck as you can play the game for free from May 2 to May 5 on all available platforms with all other post-launch contents and even pre-load it on May 1.

Of course any progress you made during your trial period will be carried over if you decide to buy Ghost Recon: Wildlands afterwards. Players on PS4 and Xbox One would require PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to take part in this free weekend program.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Assassin's Creed Unity Positively Review-Bombed on Steam

Steam community review-bombed Assassin's Creed Unity to praise its giveaway by Ubisoft last week.

Although action-adventure game Assassin's Creed Unity from developer/publisher Ubisoft came out in 2014 and not has been a trending title for a while, it suddenly became a topic for discussion for gamers worldwide lately.

After iconic cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris caught fire on April 15, the French video game studio donated €500,000 for its restoration and offered free copies of AC Unity, which led to fans positively review bombing it on Steam.

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Assassin's Creed Unity Positively Review-Bombed on Steam

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Last week, Ubisoft offered PC version of the game for free so that people can virtually explore and admire this 856 year-old historic Cathedral. Gamers become nostalgic going back to a French Revolution-era Paris and to re-discover this prominent sight.

It generated a surge of complimentary reviews all of a sudden by Steam community on its Store page and for a game that previously had a "mixed" status, has now garnered a "very positive" reputation after recent wave of reviews came in.

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AC Unity players are expressing gratitude for allowing them an opportunity to revisit and appreciate what Notre-Dame was and one even joked that they will need to burn down a pyramid to get Assassin's Creed Origins for free.

Ubisoft took a break from the franchise after a rocky launch of Assassin's Creed Unity back in 2015 but as it seems, players have forgiven them for that now and surprisingly, Steam has not even flagged it for off-topic review activities either.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

To stand in solidarity for the fire ravaged iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Ubisoft is giving away Assassins Creed Unity for free on Uplay.

Even if you don't keep up much with international news, you may have heard about the devastating fire at iconic Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris on this Monday, April 15 that has moved everyone around the world in shock.

To stand in solidarity with everyone affected by it, French video game developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced to donate €500,000 for its restoration work and offering free copies of Assassin's Creed Unity on PC via Uplay, available until April 25.

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Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

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Set during French Revolution era of a fictional Paris, AC Unity focuses efforts of protagonist Arno Victor Dorian in exposing forces behind wheels of Revolution and its gameplay follows a stealth based combat system in an open-world.

Entire set pieces of this installment are from a time when cathedral of Notre-Dame was vandalized and players are to enter the central church chasing Templar Sivert at one point, which remains a very notable part of the game.

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While designing the in-game version of this renowned monumental piece, senior level artist Caroline Miousse said in a 2014 interview that they went through a lot of blueprints and Assassin's Creed historian Maxime Durand helped of course.

Although she never visited it before working on the project back then, she looked at a lot of references and talked to people to know how it's like to be there. However, the one you will see in AC Unity is not the one from French Revolution.

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Notre-Dame de Paris

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Much like Eiffel tower, Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic part of the city skyline that is quite hard to miss because of a massive spire aside from its two towers and has gone through an extraordinary recreation process during development of Unity.

Rebuilt after 18th century with wood, it suffered the most during recent fire and Miousse actually changed it a bit to make it look cool. Whenever players get to climb on it, they have a chance to see Paris from very top and it is an amazing view.

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Entire world has already pledged over $900 million collectively for reconstruction of the 800 years old historic Cathedral with more coming in every day and French government has planned on rebuilding it within next few years.

Already donating an amount to the cause, Ubisoft is doing their part as well by inviting players to appreciate its glory with a free giveaway of Assassin's Creed Unity, which obviously is the possible best way of paying homage to Notre-Dame in video games.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Assassin's Creed Origins on Humble Monthly Bundle

Ubisoft's popular stealth adventure Assassin's Creed Origins gets included in Humble Monthly Bundle for May.

Set in ancient Egypt of Pharaoh era, action-adventure title Assassin's Creed Origins arguably is one of the best among recent releases of the series if not the best and its helps establish a century-long lore for entire Assassin's Creed franchise.

We are talking about it because it is going to be included on Humble Monthly Bundle for May 2019 as an Early Unlock game. Typically, there are two or three titles announced but in this case, Origins alone is enough to draw attention of players.

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Assassin's Creed Origins on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Available on various digital storefronts, you can generally bag this acclaimed title usually priced $59.99 by simply signing up for a $12 only subscription of Humble Monthly, which gives you access to several other PC games after May 3, 2019.

Their regular lineup for monthly games typically offers 8-10 games worth $100 or more from different genre to add them to your Steam library. Since they are DRM-free, you can always keep them to yourself whether or not you continue membership.

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On each month, customers also receive an early access to exclusive games developed for and published by Humble in Humble Originals. Of course these indie titles don't take the industry by storm but they sure are a treat for monthly subscribers.

Regular members have already gotten their hands on Absolver, Dandara, Minit, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Northgard, She Remembered Caterpillars, Steel Rats and Tannenberg on their bundle for April 2019, which has a total value of $171.

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April 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Gamers on PC platform don't have much choice in terms of choosing access to a monthly service for online play like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold and subscription to Humble Store has always been considered as a great alternative for them.

Also, Humble Monthly bundle takes a percentage off overall purchase each month and donates them to charity. Proceedings from May 2019 will be spent to support Action Against Hunger, an organization that works hard to feed the malnourished worldwide.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Ubisoft Cancelled Starlink Physical Toys

Due to poor sales numbers, Ubisoft decides to cancel production of physical toys for action game Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

2018 action-adventure release Starlink: Battle for Atlas from developer/publisher Ubisoft has launched on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, introducing a toys-to-life concept that is connected to gameplay elements.

Though it managed to secure approval of critics and fans in general, the game somehow still underperforms in marketplaces according to a recent production update and thus, halting further production of physical toys by Ubisoft.

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Ubisoft Cancelled Starlink Physical Toys

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Battle for Atlas focuses on a group of heroic interstellar pilots who mostly explore through the vastness of Atlas star system, come across different species to recruit into your crew for fighting alien threats and stop evil Grax from taking over.

Purchasing of Starlink toys let players assemble powerful starships or customize ship components that are vital to both land and space-based combat. Several Pilot Packs are there to include more playable characters into your roster.

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Switch version of Starlink has exclusive access to Fox McCloud character of Star Fox series featuring unique missions. He comes with his Arwing starship whereas PS4 and Xbox version gets Zenith starship and three different weapons within a Starter Pack.

Even though players were quite supportive of toys-to-life and the game itself, sales numbers have yet failed to meet their overall expectations. Therefore, the studio had to stop making any additional physical toys for upcoming Spring update or in future.

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Edition

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Of course this decision may come as disappointing to many fans since toys-to-life elements were one of the key selling point for Starlink. However, people shouldn't be surprised when a Starter Pack would cost them $74.99, which more than a usual AAA-title.

Plus, it saw a price drop down to $35 only two months after release that clearly indicated sales was not going good. It was a risky move for Ubisoft when other franchise like Disney Infinity and LEGO Dimensions were having a decline in sales.

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Although development team would not be making any more toys from now on, they sure would still continue to roll out more Starlink content to expand this open-world game to support back their dedicated player community.

Announced back in Nintendo Direct February 2019, Starlink: Battle for Atlas would receive its biggest update till date in April, which will make Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad playable with their unique pilot abilities.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New Assassin's Creed Game Coming in 2020?

Apparently titled "Assassin's Creed Legion", rumor has it that Ubisoft is planning next game of the series to set in Rome and to release on 2020.

After wrapping up Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Odyssey in two back-to-back years, developer/publisher Ubisoft announced back in 2018 that they are skipping 2019 for releasing any new titles from the popular action-adventure stealth game series.

Recently, a new rumor suggests that the next Assassin's Creed game will be released at some point in 2020 and would be set on Rome, contrary to what many have predicted earlier about the game being set on feudal Japan or China.

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Assassin's Creed Legion Game Coming in 2020?

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In an attempt to discover its roots, AC franchise went back to Ancient Egypt in Origins and then moved to classical Greece of 431 BC for the next installment, Odyssey. Currently code named Legion, a new AC game is coming in 2020 according to a latest buzz.

On the message board discussion about upcoming Watch Dogs 3 rumors of the website Fireden, it is suggested that the premise for forthcoming Assassin's Creed title may take place somewhere around 169 AD, when the reign of Marcus Aurelius was ending.

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Assassin's Creed Legion Leaked Image

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The same source also suggests that players will be given the choice to pick between a male and female assassin character named Cassius or Lucia like Alexios and Kassandra from like the previous Assassin's Creed release.

These lead characters would likely be descendants of characters from either Origins or Odyssey. Focused mostly on Assassins and politics from the First Civilization history of Rome, both newcomers and series veterans will find things they enjoy.

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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Ubisoft is targeting "Assassin's Creed Legion" to release on platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as next gen consoles, which are yet to be announced from both Microsoft and Sony. Until any new information arises, these are all we know for now.

Although the series has already visited Rome in 2010 through Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, it would still be nice to revisit once more long after. However, it would be wise to take the news with a grain of salt since there is no more concrete evidence other than the leaked image.