Battle Royale

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Apex Legends Collection Event includes Ring Fury takeover, Heat Shield item, more

Apex Legends players can soon participate in a new event.Starting next week, the Chaos Theory Collection Event will kick off in Apex Legends and brings with it a raft of changes as well as the release of the game on Switch.The event focuses on Caustic and finds the new Caustic Treatment standing where the Water Treatment once stood. Players will act as Cauctic’s “test subjects” and will be draining toxic liquid from the center of the facility. Doing this temporarily grants access to four gold loot items locked in cages.The Mirage Voyage is also missing, but it could show up in…

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Here’s a look at Apex Legends on Switch

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:09 GMT Check out this Switch gameplay video for Apex Legends.Apex Legends is coming to Switch on March 9 with cross-play support, and now you can get an idea of how it will look in this new trailer.As previously reported, if you purchase the Season 8 Battle Pass, you will be given 30 free levels and earn double XP for the two weeks after release to help you catch up with other players. You will also receive the limited-time Legendary Pathfinder skin – P.A.T.H.The game is being brought to Switch by Panic Button which…

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Fall Guys studio Mediatonic is now part of Epic Games

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:17 GMT Mediatonic has joined the Epic Games family.Th news was first announced via a tweet from the Fall Guys Twitter account.According to the announcement from Epic, the gameplay isn’t changing and Epic will “continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.”The game will remain purchasable on Steam and PlayStation. If you own the game on these platforms, you’ll still be able to play it from there and will receive future updates. It is also still coming soon to Nintendo Switch and Xbox. “At Tonic Games Group…

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Fortnite adds Ripley and the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 February 2021 14:53 GMT Ripley and the Xenomorph are the latest hunters to arrive in Fortnite this season. Both characters are now available in the Fortnite Item Shop for a limited time.The Xenomorph comes with both the Xenomorph Tail Back Bling and Xeno Menace built-in Emote, and Ripley comes with the Nostromo Crew Outfit variant, and Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier (complete with Jonesy the Cat).There’s also the Space Gear Bundle available. The themed Bundle includes the P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe, the Cheyenne Dropship Glider, and a new emote that features a Llama bursting from Ripley’s…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two details and new gameplay trailer released

Treyarch and Activision have released a gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season Two which starts on February 25.Season Two of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War finds Adler being taken hostage, and you will head to Southeast Asia for a rescue mission and to stop Naga from distributing Nova 6 gas.With the season comes four new maps, new weapons, and more including the Zombies Outbreak experience. Interconnected with the Dark Aether storyline, Outbreak tasks you with objective-based play across the largest multiplayer maps in Black Ops Cold War. You will hunt down elite enemies using…

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Fall Guys is coming to Xbox this summer

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 February 2021 14:30 GMT Devolver Digital and Mediatonic’s popular gameshow-inspired battle royale Fall Guys is heading to Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X this summer.After last night’s announcement that Fall Guys will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, the game’s official Twitter account has also made it clear that the popular party title will also be arriving on Xbox, too.“The team at Mediatonic have been hard at work concocting more and more elaborate schemes for future content (costumes, rounds, new features and improvements) that Xbox players can enjoy this summer and beyond,” says…

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Black Ops Cold War Double XP weekend plans, Throwback Moshpit and Snipers Only Moshpit coming to the playlist

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:29 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has another Double XP weekend coming up, and you also have new things to try in the playlist this week.First off, Throwback Moshpit debuts February 18 in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This new playlist features Raid, Express, and Nuketown ’84 in a variety of respawn modes for an entire week.Snipers Only Moshpit, the 6v6 competition where players face off with nothing but sniper rifles, is back on February 18 as well. All weapons and Scorestreaks (such as the War Machine) are…

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Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two takes you to the jungles of Laos

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:21 GMT A trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone has been released, showing off the jungle setting.In Season Two of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, players will head to the jungles of Laos. Kicking off February 25, the season finds Adler has been taken hostage after the attack on The Pines. Here’s where you head to Southeast Asia, as word has it Naga, a Perseus operative, has been distributing Nova 6 gas through a vast cartel network.In Season Two, you will head to a…

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A Fortnite x Fall Guys crossover may be coming soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 February 2021 17:48 GMT A line of data in the most recent Fall Guys update suggests that the game show-inspired battle royale will get its very own Fortnite crossover.Fall Guys is no stranger to collaborations: the developers at Mediatonic have managed to fold a slew of other brands into the title since it launched in 2019, including Godzilla, Sonic the Hedgehog, Goose Game and more.The next crossover, though, seems to be looking at another stablemate in the battle royale genre: Fortnite. Fortnite X Fall Guys will be coming in the future! Some new strings were…

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Looks like some big changes are coming to Apex Legends’ Caustic

One of Apex Legends’ most popular characters, Caustic, may be due a debuff after more players than usual flock to the poison-toting hero in Apex Legends Season 8.Caustic, who hasn’t traditionally been one of the more popular heroes in the battle royale game, has enjoyed something of a renaissance in Apex Legends Season 8. With some new balance changes that went live with a recent update, he’s now the character with the highest win-rate in games that last over 20 minutes (which is, let’s be honest, most of them).During the Reddit AMA held by Respawn to celebrate the launch of Season 8…

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Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players can enjoy double XP this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 20:25 GMT Double XP will be live in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone on all platforms this weekend.Starting on February 5 through February 8, and starting a day early on PlayStation, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players can enjoy some extra XP.Season One today received an update that brings the next chapter of the Dark Aether storyline with the latest Zombies map, Firebase Z on all platforms.The update also adds the free new Tombstone Perk, the return of the 6v6 multiplayer map Express from Black…

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Apex Legends Nintendo Switch launch confirmed for next month

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 11:58 GMT And there are bonuses for people playing in the first two weeks after release.Respawn and EA’s free-to-play battle royale hit Apex Legends is set to come to Nintendo Switch in March.The news was confirmed by EA, who said that the game was launching on the machine on March 9 with cross-play support. Players who buy the Season 8 Battle Pass will be given 30 free levels and those who play the Switch edition will earn double XP for the two weeks after release, to help them catch up with other platforms.Porting…

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Mandalorian-themed LTM comes to Fortnite

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 20:41 GMT Fortnite players can now participate in a Mandalorian-themed LTM.Mando’s Bounty LTM is now live in Fortnite and tasks you with playing Solo or with others to collect galactic credits by eliminating the target on your Bounty Puck or any opponent you see. The first to reach the credit goal wins the match if they can prove themselves against Mando first. All players start out with three lives, and if you are in the lead, you become the bounty of The Mandalorian.Epic Games offered a tip: “Hunters targeting you and other players…

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The Stim glitch is back in Call of Duty: Warzone… again

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:42 GMT The Stim glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone is back, and it’s causing more havoc than ever in the Activision battle royale.The Stim, an equipment item you can use to restore health to your character and renew your sprint, has always been intended as a last-ditch item. It’s something you can use to escape a tricky firefight or get out of the crossfire.But players exploiting the item have long been a problem, and it looks like they’re back (it’s bad timing, too, because they’ve appeared alongside a new invisibility bug).The stim glitch…

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Apex Legends video gives you a look at Fuse’s abilities

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 30 January 2021 14:42 GMT A new video for Apex Legends provides you with more information on the new Legend, Fuse.This new video will get you up to speed on the Apex Legends character that drops next week.According to the video, Walter “Fuse” Fitzroy is a former mercenary who has a fondness for explosives and can rain down carnage from an exceptional range.His passive is Grenadier, where he can throw ordnance farther and more accurately and can stack one more grenade per inventory slot than other Legends.Knuckle Cluster is his tactical which is a cluster bomb…