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QuakeCon returns today as a digital-only event, here are some highlights

This year’s QuakeCon begins today, and it’s once again being staged as a digital-only event. The organisers say they’re committed to being an in-person event again in 2023 but for now there’s still some intriguing streams to tune into starting from 6pm BST/7pm CEST/10am PST. Read on for more info and our personal highlights on what’s happening at QuakeCon 2022. Read more

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A Fallout 76 theatre troupe are performing Romeo and Juliet live in-game tomorrow

Rarely has the threat to bite your thumb at someone resulted in all-out nuclear armageddon, but one group of Fallout 76 players will prove the exception tomorrow when they perform William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet live in the game. The Wasteland Theatre Company has even built a stage they say is modelled after London’s Globe Theatre, renowned for its performances of the Bard’s plays. They’re a week late to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, but I won’t judge because I can’t even add up properly in Freddos. Read more

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Wave goodbye to Bethesda’s terrible launcher as they start their big migration to Steam

Today’s the day Bethesda crack open the humongous blast shields at their base in Rockville, Maryland, finally taking the brave step of plonking their back catalogue and future games fully onto Steam after six years of trying to make their own launcher happen. Don’t worry, you’ll have the option to transfer over your games, saves and Wallet balance until May 11th. You’ll have to redownload everything unfortunately, but any game you happen to own via the Bethesda.net Launcher should appear as a free purchase on a linked Steam account. Read more

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Fallout 76 update Locked and Loaded is out today

Fallout 76’s big Locked & Loaded update is out today, and it includes a new Season, Scoreboard, and Rewards.Also with the Fallout 76 update, you can expect S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts and C.A.M.P. Slots features, a major expansion for Daily Ops, and more.Watch on YouTubeSeason 4 starts today with an all-new Scoreboard with 100 Ranks to achieve, and plenty of rewards.You will also be able to reboot your S.P.E.C.I.A.L after Level 25. You will use Punch Card Machines to reset your S.P.E.C.I.A.L., change your Perks, and save them into one of two custom loadouts.The update also allows you to build a second home…

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Developers reveal the best Easter eggs they’ve hidden in games

Easter has come and gone now, and here in the RPS treehouse we lounge with bellies full of chocolate chatting about our favourite little surprises in games. Alice O has already asked you, dear reader, what’s your favourite video game Easter egg? It appears some game developers have been pondering a similar question on Twitter, and revealing the best Easter eggs they’ve hidden in their games – from hiding games within games, to live coding an RPG to rewriting an RPG’s script live to mess with streamers. Read more

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The new Fallout 76 roadmap promises more story and more gear in 2021

Bethesda has unveiled Fallout 76‘s content roadmap for 2021, and it promises to bring more narrative beats, more gear, and more freedom to loyal players.Starting with a spring update, Bethesda intends to breathe a little bit of new life into the oft-troubled Fallout 76 over the next 12 months, and it’s started to tease a little bit of what we can expect from the coming weeks and months.In Spring, we can expect to see Special loadouts, camp slots, mannequins, daily ops expansion, crafting sliders, and – perhaps controversially – aim-assist on console. You can read much more about Fallout 76’s Locked…

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Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey and Dishonored all get FPS Boost today on Xbox Series S|X

As promised, Microsoft has enhanced some of Bethesda’s backwards compatible games for Xbox Series X/S – and from today, Dishonored: Definite Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey, and Skyrim Special Edition have all received an FPS Boost.In case you need a recap on the feature, it employs a variety of methods for nearly doubling the original framerate on select titles, leveraging the power of the Xbox Series S/X in order to make even older games look smoother and play better.As teased last week, to celebrate the acquisition of Bethesda, Microsoft has improved a series of ‘significant’ Bethesda titles on modern consoles with…

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Dishonored, Fallout 4, Skyrim, more getting FPS Boost on Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 14:47 GMT Microsoft is enhancing some of Bethesda’s backwards compatible games for Xbox Series X/S.During Major Nelson’s latest video cast, it was revealed that some of the games from Bethesda and its studios would be getting FPS Boost on the new Xbox Series consoles. These games are Dishonored: Definite Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey, and Skyrim Special Edition.FPS Boost employs a variety of methods for nearly doubling the original framerate on select titles. This results in higher, steadier framerates to make games visually smoother.11 new games from Bethesda and its studios were…

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Fallout 76’s Locked and Loaded update is coming April 27, PTS opens tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 March 2021 20:33 GMT Locked and Loaded, the next update to Fallout 76, is coming in April, but you can try it out via the Public Test Service starting tomorrow.Starting March 12, you will be able to dive into the Fallout 76 PTS to try Locked and Loaded, which is slated to arrive on April 27.For those of you who play Fallout 76 on PC through Bethesda.net, the developers will be looking for feedback, and bug reporting on new features, like S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts, C.A.M.P. Slots, the Daily Ops expansion, and more.You can also earn a…

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20 Bethesda games will be available on Xbox Game Pass including Oblivion, Morrowind, The Evil Within, Prey, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 March 2021 18:19 GMT Starting tomorrow, 20 games from Bethesda will be available through Xbox Game Pass.You can expect games from franchises like Dishonored, Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Wolfenstein – available to Xbox Game Pass members.11 of the games will be new to the service and 16 titles will be available everywhere you play whether it’s PC, console, or mobile devices through the cloud for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.The full list of games is below: Dishonored Definitive Edition (Console, PC, Cloud): This complete compilation includes Dishonored, winner of over 100 Game of…

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Fallout 76’s next free update is Steel Dawn and it’s out in December

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 18:01 GMT The Brotherhood of Steel is coming to Appalachia in the Fallout 76 update Steel Dawn.The next free update for all Fallout 76 players is Steel Dawn, and it releases on December 1.This is the first chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel questline and expands on April’s Wastelanders update, adding new NPC’s, new locations to visit, C.A.M.P. Shelters, new weapons and armor to earn, and more.Alongside the return of the Brotherhood, Steel Dawn introduces a new Season, beginning December 15, and the S.C.O.R.E. board as well as many additional improvements to the game.In the update, Paladin Leila Rahmani and her troops have arrived from California to establish a new Appalachian chapter.You will work with or against other Factions and visit…

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Fallout 76’s troubled launch hasn’t put Bethesda off making multiplayer games

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 17:19 GMT Fallout and Elder Scrolls firm Bethesda might make more multiplayer-centric experiences. That’s according to the company’s Todd Howard, who told GamesIndustry.biz that the firm might work on non-single-player projects at some point in the future. This in spite of the fact that Bethesda has somewhat struggled in this space, namely with 2018’s Fallout 76.That title faced a lot of problems after its launch and failed to meet player expectations. Howard said last year that the team knew Fallout 76 wasn’t going to review well on launch, but that it would improve…