Battle Royale

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Fortnite Season 7 Battle Stars | How to redeem all Battle Pass content

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 has launched with a slightly different Battle Pass system. Instead of advancing through tiers and unlocking content linearly as you go, you’ll now earn Battle Stars that you can spend to unlock content that appeals to you first.Watch on YouTubeIf this sounds a bit too good to be true, you’ll probably be unsurprised to learn that there are quite a few restrictions. Battle Pass content is divided into Pages, and you’ll need to complete previous pages and/or level up before you can get to the higher ones which (for most people’s money, I think) contain…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone video gives you a look at Rambo and Nakatomi Plaza

After some teasing last week, Activision has released a trailer showing off Rambo and Nakatomi Plaza in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.The 80s inspired Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and also Warzone, is getting some 80s movie action with the next planned update.Watch on YouTubeTeased for this week, the latest video shows off Rambo in action as well as a look at Nakatomi Plaza. You know, where “some heroes Die Hard, others draw First Blood.”Rambo is of course doing very Rambo things, and the shot of Nakatomi Plaza shows some vent crawling action with a…

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Check out this Apex Legends video showing off Valkyrie’s abilities

By Stephany Nunneley 29 April 2021 16:48 GMT Apex Legends: Legacy is out soon, and today you can get a look at Valkyrie’s abilities via a new trailer.On May 4, Apex Legends: Legacy lands on PC and consoles with new Legend, Valkyrie, daughter of Viper.Watch on YouTube“Determined to carve her own path, and with her swarm of unique abilities, Valkyrie is ready to make history and have everyone in the Apex Games remember her name,” reads the description.You can get a look at the jetpack flying Legend’s new abilities in the vignette trailer above.From her passive to ultimate, Valkyrie’s abilities…

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Neymar Jr arrives in Fortnite later this week

By Dom Peppiatt 25 April 2021 18:24 GMT Epic Games had previously announced that Neymar Jr would be arriving in Fortnite, and now we know when to expect him in-game.Back in March, Epic Games outlined that Brazilian footballer and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. would be arriving in-game as part of the battle royale’s Chapter 2, Season 6, but didn’t give us much more information than that.Now, the developer has revealed that Neymar Jr is arriving in the multiplayer game on April 27, and he’ll arrive in-game with four different skins: two based on football jerseys, and two that look like they belong…

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400 million Call of Duty games have been sold since October 2003

By Stephany Nunneley 21 April 2021 20:26 GMT That’s quite a figure.Activision has announced a big milestone for the Call of Duty franchise.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the company, the franchise as a whole has sold 400 million Call of Duty premium games since the first game was released back in October 2003.In the news bulletin, the company also reiterated the number of Warzone players has reached 100 million.The firm also provided some interesting stats for Warzone.Since its release, 26.4 billion parachutes have been deployed, 28.8 billion matches have been played, 8.1 billion teammates have been revived, and 8.33 billion players…

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Apex Legends Season 9 introduces new character Valkyrie, a bow and more

The latest Apex Legends narrative video, Stories from the Outlands, teases a wealth of content for Season 9 – including a new character, titans, and more besides.In a surprisingly emotional new video catching up on the tragic backstory of Apex Legends’ newest character, we’re treated to a suite of new things due to land in the Apex Legends Season 9. If you’ve played Titanfall 2, you may recognize Viper as one of the primary antagonists from the game (and the guy that took BT’s arm). It seems Respawn isn’t shy about really connecting the dots between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2…

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Warzone Season 3 changes to include Roze Skin update, Sykov nerf

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 19:22 GMT Raven Software has provided information on some changes coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with Season 3.Plenty of changes are coming soon to Call of: Duty Warzone when Season 3 drops and these include an update to the Roze Skin, and a nerf will be applied to the Sykov weapon (thanks, Charlie Intel).Watch on YouTubeA balance update will also be applied to weapons such as the Tac Rifle Charlie, M16, and FFAR 1.There will be a fix for MW weapon perks and sniper glint as well as a change into how you…

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Some Black Ops Cold War players receiving Sail 630 Nuclear Bug error have had their bans removed

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 15:30 GMT It appears some players weren’t cheating after all.Treyarch has removed bans handed down to some players in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War who received the error code Sail 630 Nuclear Bug.Watch on YouTubeAccording to Charlie Intel, the Sail 630 Nuclear Bug has been around since early April and has been crashing Zombies on PC when playing at high levels.PC players reported receiving the error code after being on a high round (50+) in Zombies. After the error popped up, players found they were permanently banned through Battle.net.After numerous messages from…

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Apex Legends now has over 100 million players, teases a big reveal next week

By Dom Peppiatt 15 April 2021 10:44 GMT Respawn and EA are celebrating a huge milestone for Apex Legends: the free-to-play battle royale game has surpassed 100 million players.If there was any doubt about the popularity of Respawn’s well-supported FPS battle royale, that’s disappeared now. In a tweet, the official Apex Legends account celebrated the massive milestone with a short and sweet video, thanking the community for supporting the game.If you’re quick, you can spot a few new hints about what’s coming in the brief trailer, embedded below, too: at about 43 seconds in, you can see a mysterious character flying…

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Battle royale game Pac-Man 99 launches today on Nintendo Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:21 GMT Nintendo has revealed Pac-Man 99, and the new multiplayer game that riffs on the battle royale genre will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscription service today.Seemingly taking inspiration from other retro classics that have all been hopping on the battle royale bandwagon lately (looking at you Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35), Pac-Man 99 shoves you and 99 other players into a lobby and tests you to see who the last one munching away is going to be.It works similarly to Tetris 99, really – each player has their…

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CoD: Warzone adds new powerful Bombardment and Foresight killstreaks

These are sure to mix things up.Two new rather powerful killstreaks have been added into Call of Duty: Warzone.As spotted by CoD leaks site Modern Warzone, the first of these is Foresight, a new killstreak that costs $20,000 to purchase from Containment Monitor Stations and allows teams to see every circle for the remainder of a match when used. This definitely gives players a huge advantage when it comes to being the last ones standing as the position of the playzone can be the deciding factor in victory in battle royale games.The second new killstreak is Bombardment, which lets players…

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Naraka: Bladepoint looks like Sekiro battle royale

There’s a lot of shooting in battle royale games isn’t there? I mean, I’m all for it given how much I play all Of Duty: Warzone but I’ve wondered how cool it would be if games like Sekiro or Nioh received last-man-standing, PVP modes. And it seems like my wish has been granted, as a trailer for Naraka: Bladepoint shows off an East Asian-themed battle royale with grappling hooks, slick melee combat, and big monsters. Read more

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PUBG introduces MGS-style Fulton balloons

Some hot air can save your ass in the battle royale hit.You can now quickly move to PUBG‘s safe zone using balloons.In an update on the game’s website, developer PUBG Studio revealed the new Emergency Pickup item, which sees players hoisted up into the air by a balloon that is then hooked onto a plane passing overhead. This is one way of quickly reaching the circle, or can be a means of escaping a spicy situation.There’s a lot of risk to using the Emergency Pickup, though. The item is pretty heavy and – like the game’s flare gun – can…

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Fortnite wolves | How to tame or kill wolves

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 has the Primal theme, bringing with it a host of wilderness survival mechanics. Among the new additions are wild animals which are now roaming the map. Currently the local fauna is made up of chickens, frogs, boars, and wolves.Of the four, wolves are particularly interesting for a couple of reasons. They’re the only animal in the game that will attack you on sight, so it’s good to know in advance how to deal with them if they spot you.But taking the time to tame a wolf will get you a fearsome animal companion who’s capable…

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Fortnite: Golden Artifacts near the Spire | All locations for the weekly quest

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 launched yesterday, and naturally a new set of weekly challenges are already underway.Completing these quests are of vital importance if you’re looking to unlock all the content from the season’s Battle Pass, including some highly sought-after new skins.This first quest requires you to collect three Golden Artifacts from near The Spire, a new location that’s opened up on the map.Where to find Golden Artifacts in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6So far we’ve found five Golden Artifacts, though you only need to collect three to complete the challenge. (This can be done across multiple matches).All of…