As part of the Season One update, RICOCHET Anti-Cheat will deploy a new, internally developed kernel-level driver on PC to assist in identifying cheaters in Warzone. This will allow players to focus more on the fun new offerings in Warzone Pacific as #TeamRICOCHET fights unfair play with its new anti-cheat security initiative. This kernel-level driver is coming first to Warzone and will be required for all PC players as of this update.
Caldera and Warzone Pacific are just the beginning for the free content to be offered in Season One of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. Stay tuned for additional intel about two free functional weapons, new Operator, Zombies content, Multiplayer modes and two maps all launching on December 8, including a Pacific-inspired take on a fan-favorite Call of Duty map. Later in the seasons fans can expect two more Operators, an additional core Multiplayer map and returning small-team tactical mode, additional Zombies info, another free weapon unlocked via Challenges and a festive celebration across both games.
In High Calibre, players will discover a brand-new defender: Thorn, equipped with the Razorbloom Shell: a throwable proximity device that once triggered initiate a timed blast. If an enemy player doesn’t get out of the area of effect on time, they will receive damage at the end of the fuse timer. Thorn is a medium speed, medium armor Operator, and her loadout consists of the new custom made UZK50Gi or the M870 as primary weapons and the 1911 TACOPS or the C75-AUTO as secondary weapons.Continue here to read the full story.
In addition, the Outback map has been rebuilt to improve balancing and player comfort. Both the main building and its exterior have been tweaked to allow Attackers to create and execute more effective strategies. In addition, new exterior soft walls have been added to the building, and some areas have been refurbished and cleaned up to remove junk and provide better lines of sight and balance.
Following the September release of Season 1: Phalanx, this new season includes free bonuses for all players, including a new mode called Point Defense. This fast-paced alternative to Horde Mode will challenge players in a new survival-based defensive match where your fireteam must protect, repair, and hold three different strategic points through multiple attack waves from the xenomorph hive. Players can unlock up to 20 new rewards by completing the mode at various difficulties.Continue here to read the full story.
Season 2: Point Defense features the following free content:
- New Game Mode: Point Defense
- New Feature: Lifetime Stats
- New challenge cards
- New weapons, attachments, and cosmetics as Point Defense rewards or in the in-game store
Initially planned for release in February 2022, Blood Bowl 3 an adaptation of the Games Workshop board game, will release later in 2022. The game has already received many positive updates and Cyanide Studio continues the development in order to ensure a high-quality adaptation of the renowned board game. Fans can still try out Blood Bowl 3 before it releases with upcoming closed beta before launch.Continue here to read the full story.
It comes as no surprise for a Top Release list, but October was filled with marquee franchises popular around the world. These franchises aren't exclusive to gaming either, with characters and stories cherished by movie-goers and bookworms of all ages. Look no further than the Steam debut of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which has captivated fans for years with its acclaimed manga series. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy also landed on Steam this month, becoming a household name over the last decade in comic book shops and box offices everywhere. For Age of Empires IV, the latest installment of this beloved PC franchise will expand into academia, as students will be given a unique opportunity to earn college credit by combining history lessons with base-building.
Today’s new teaser trailer reveals a sneak peek of Dead Cells: The Queen & The Sea, including two new biomes with a twist: one won't be the standard-issue Dead Cells level that you’re used to... and if you make it through this new kind of challenge, there will be a totally new epic ending to the game waiting for you unless you can't defeat the all-new alternative final boss: the Queen.Continue here to read the full story.
To combat the new challenges presented in the new biomes, players can expect a lot more goodies in the next update and more details will be revealed soon.
The three part series of tactical wargames was originally released in the 1980s under the MicroProse label. Sid Meier, later creator of the Civilization series, collaborated with historian Ed Bever to ensure the games’ historical accuracy. Their realism and depth of strategic gameplay earned the titles a loyal following persisting to this day.Continue here to read the full story.
The approach to the Command Series grew from observation of actual tabletop U.S. military scenario exercises. As a result, the games challenge players to manage assets, strategically place and move them around the battlefield map, and outmaneuver the enemy. Victory requires careful strategic thinking and fast responses to rapidly changing battlefield conditions.
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Xbox players will go hands-on with Vykkers Labs, a throwback to classic Oddworld 2.5D gameplay featuring short puzzle-filled levels. Earn leaderboard prestige for speed runs or zero-death performances. For those who don’t recall, Vykkers Labs is a large airborne lab used for pharmaceutical testing on animals and run by the sadistic Vykkers.Continue here to read the full story.
PlayStation and Epic Games Store players will experience Toby’s Escape. Like Vykkers, it is a throwback to classic Oddworld gaming short puzzle-filled levels to master. If you have played Soulstorm, you’ll know Toby from the train, but how did Toby escape RuptureFarms and become the train’s conductor...find out in Toby’s Escape.
After seeing how XP was earned with those changes, we noticed that players were starting their sessions with slower payouts than we'd like. To address this, we will be increasing the XP payout for the first 6 matches of each day. An outline of this update can be found below:
1st Game = 300XP
2nd Game = 200XP
3rd Game = 200XP
4th Game = 100XP
5th Game = 100XP
6th Game = 100XP
7th+ Game = 50XP
We believe this increase will help address those slower initial payouts while also benefiting those of you jumping on each and every day.
Join Game Director Todd Howard, Studio Director Angela Browder and Art Director Matt Carofano as they discuss how Bethesda Game Studios’ ambitions, passions and history have shaped the studio and how they are looking to the future with Starfield . Keep an eye out in the coming months for more episodes of ‘Into the Starfield.’Continue here to read the full story.
Starfield arrives exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on 11.11.22. Play it day one with Xbox Game Pass.
HITMAN 3 joins in on the festive fun and Holiday Hoarders makes it’s much-anticipated debut, starting on November 30. Paris is all decked out, presents are scattered around the palace and snow cannons are relentlessly spreading white joy. It’s not all fun and games though, because well-known thieves Harry and Marv are in town and stealing anything they can get their hands on.Continue here to read the full story.
It’s up to Agent 47, once again, to save the holidays. His reward is the iconic Santa 47 suit.
Holiday Hoarders is a permanent addition to HITMAN 3 for all owners and if you’re playing the HITMAN 3 Free Starter Pack, you’ll be able to play it throughout December for free!
Our adversaries tonight? An unscrupulous group of scoundrels and rogues, rumoured to possess an unlimited fund between them. If we stick to the strategies you’ve learnt, this will be a walkover." - Comte de Saint-Germain.Continue here to read the full story.
"PC is a very important platform for us mainly because PC gamers are an extremely varied bunch," said Tomas Manzano, Game Developer at Weird Beluga Studio. "Clid the Snail is a very picturesque, dark sci-fi game with plenty of humor and challenging twin-stick gameplay, and we can’t wait for PC players to jump straight into it.”Continue here to read the full story.
Clid the Snail is a dark fable about a grumpy humanoid snail armed to the radula. Clid the exiled snail joins forces with a peculiar gang of outcasts and is tasked with the mission to eradicate a wide-spread slug plague. The top-down twin-stick shooter encourages creative gun play with its vast array of weapons and mechanics, alongside exploration and puzzle solving while exploring a grim-looking world.
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