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PUBG: New State is the futuristic sequel to PUBG Mobile, and it’s coming this year

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:10 GMT PUBG: New State is the next PUBG Mobile.PUBG Studio, developer of the core PC and consoles PUBG game, has announced PUBG: New State, the sequel to PUBG Mobile. Unlike that game (developed by Tencent), however, New State is being made entirely in-house.PUBG: New State is coming to Android and iOS this year, with pre-registration already open on Google Play. As with the original PUBG Mobile, New State will be free-to-play, and it promises to set a new standard for game visuals on mobile.PUBG: New State takes place in the near future,…

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Overwatch 2 features “hundreds” of Hero Missions, character dialogues, updated hero looks, dynamic maps, more

Blizzard has provided more information on Overwatch 2 as promised.Plenty of Overwatch 2 information was dropped yesterday after the BlizzConline 2021 opening ceremony in a separate segment.In it, the Overwatch 2 team provides a first look at some new locations players will travel to in the upcoming sequel, including Rome, which is the setting for a map in the new Push mode, and the New York City of Overwatch’s future Earth.You are also given a look at the evolving new looks for heroes from the original Overwatch, including McCree, Pharah, Reaper, and Widowmaker. Expect some to look a bit techier,…

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Rage 2 and Absolute Drift are free on the Epic Games Store, Sunless Sea is free next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:40 GMT Your weekly freebies on the Epic Game Store are live.This week on the Epic Games Store, you can grab Rage 2 and Absolute Drift: Zen Edition for free.In Rage 2, gangs roam the roads and the Authority wants to bring you down. As Walker, the last Ranger, you are a threat to the Authority’s power, and you will do what needs to be done to take them out.Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is a driving experience where you will work towards being a master drifter in a minimalist world. You will drift on tracks…

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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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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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Rainbow Six Parasite appears to be Quarantine’s new name

Ubisoft said it may rename Rainbow Six Quarantine, and it looks like it’s already arrived at a new one.Rainbow Six Quarantine, the game most likely forgot even existed, is a PvE, co-op shooter take on Siege’s mechanics and setting. The game is essentially a significantly expanded version of a 2018 Siege limited-time event called Outbreak, where three players were pitted against mutated monsters.Since its brief reveal at E3 2019, however, Ubisoft released precisely zero new information about the game, opting instead to mention it in passing in earning calls. It was initially set for release around April 2020, and got…

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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition promises 4K 60fps ray tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X

4A Games has revealed more updates about Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PS5 and Xbox Series S|X, which will include 4K resolution, fully ray-traced lighting, and more besides.As per a new statement on 4A Games’ website, the next-gen version of the game will have full ray-tracing support for practically every light source in the game, which should help immerse you more than ever in its ruined post-apocalyptic world.As was hinted at last year, the next-gen version of the game will also feature optimised shaders, 4K textures, and a FOV slider for those of you that want more control over the…

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Black Ops Cold War patch brings harsher penalties for team killing in League Play

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 15 February 2021 12:05 GMT Both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone have seen new patches over the weekend.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch released a small update to the game on Saturday. The patch mainly consists of bug and exploit fixes, but it does have one big change for competitive play.League Play, the recently launched competitive ruleset, received a new friendly fire rule. Friendly fire is on by default in the competitive playlist, but the most recent update ups the penalty for team killing. From the second accidental kill, all damage dealt…

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RICO is getting a sequel, and it’s coming out in June

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 12 February 2021 17:46 GMT RICO’s fast-paced arcade action comes to London.Today at Numskull Games’ February showcase, the publisher made a number of new announcements, and shared new details about previously revealed games. RICO London, the sequel to Ground Shatter’s 2019 co-op shooter, was among today’s reveals.As the name suggests, RICO London takes the action to the UK’s capital, and the story sees you going after gangs of London. RICO’s two-player, bullet-time action is still in tact. This is also still a game about quickly clearing rooms of bad guys, and the game’s arcade style of…

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Nine to Five’s first beta is live now with a taste of its tactical shooter action

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 12 February 2021 12:15 GMT Tactical shooter Nine to Five is opening the doors for everyone to play.Nine to Five, the team-based tactical shooter from Redhill Games, has kicked off an open beta on Steam. The beta, available now until Sunday, is the first public test at this scale.Nine to Five is a multiplayer shooter where three teams of three descend upon a location and attempt to each achieve an objective. Matches play out in three phases, and each subsequent phase takes into account decisions made in the previous one, and moves the fight to a…

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DICE LA working on more Battlefield, after all

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 11 February 2021 09:09 GMT DICE LA is seemingly not done with Battlefield, as we once believed.DICE LA has long existed as a support studio to DICE’s main team in Sweden. The studio, which has a solid history of working on classic shooters, sort of existed in limbo for a while.A little over a year ago, EA revealed that Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella will be helping DICE LA rebrand, and ramp up hiring so the studio could have its own identity, and create its own games away from DICE’s influence. But this may not be how…

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Borderlands 3 add-on Director’s Cut lands March 18, Broken Hearts Day event returns tomorrow

The Director’s Cut for Borderlands 3 is out next month, and today, Gearbox dished a bit on the add-on.According to the developer, you can expect Director’s Cut to land on March 18 for Borderlands 3 and it will be available individually or as part of Season Pass 2.The add-on features a brand new raid boss called Hemovorous the Invincible. The enemy is a large Varkid “lurking behind a door” on Pandora that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 launched.Director’s Cut also includes a series of murder mystery missions, featuring new locations and a “novel crime scene analysis mechanic.” Ava is convinced…

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Destiny 2 Challenger’s Proving Quest | Get Cabal Gold, Decrypting the Darkness

Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen is here and Calus’s daughter Caiatl has come to our solar system to offer us a partnership. However, we are going to have to prove ourselves by battling the Cabal once again.The new season has a main quest to follow to get you acquainted with the systems and the new areas.This series of quests will take you all across the galaxy, and into never-before-seen areas of the Tower which offer interesting new ways to gather loot. First, you’ll take on the A Challenger Rises quest, before moving onto the meatier 12-step Challenger’s Proving quest….

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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…