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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will run at 120fps on Xbox Series X/S thumbnail VG247

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will run at 120fps on Xbox Series X/S

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:31 GMT Halo will look and play great on the next generation of Xbox.Microsoft is looking to continue treating its premier franchise, Halo, well as we transition into the next generation of consoles. After porting The Master Chief Collection to PC, the company is now promising big upgrades for the game on Xbox Series X/S.All of the collection’s games will run at 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S. This is true for campaign and multiplayer, which is great news. The next-gen console versions also include split-screen support at a smoother…

Fortnitemares: Where to find and how to ride a Witch Broom thumbnail VG247

Fortnitemares: Where to find and how to ride a Witch Broom

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:53 GMT As part of the new Fortnitemares challenges, you’ll need to find and take a ride on a Witch Broom. You can find barrels of Witch Brooms around the new Fortnitemares map in Solo, Duos and Squads matches. It’s a bit like picking up a fishing rod from a barrel – simply interact with it to equip one and away you go.Fortnitemares: Where to find a Witch BroomTo find a Witch Broom, you’ll need to hunt for a Witch Shack. We’ve managed to find two, so here’s where to look: Northwest of…

New Sucker Punch job openings suggest a Ghost of Tsushima sequel is in the works thumbnail VG247

New Sucker Punch job openings suggest a Ghost of Tsushima sequel is in the works

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:08 GMT Sucker Punch has begun hiring for its next project.After the success of Ghost of Tsushima, it’s not hard to imagine the studio’s next game would be a sequel to the Japan-set epic. This appears to be Sucker Punch’s plan, at least judging by some new job openings.The job ads for narrative writer and associate outsource artist both specifically list familiarity with traditional Japanese culture and history amongst the list of interests that would be nice to have in a candidate.The narrative writer page stops just short of announcing a sequel, but…

Everyone is very serious in Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new story trailer thumbnail VG247

Everyone is very serious in Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new story trailer

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:06 GMT Past friends and new enemies all have their own agendas in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.Bungie dropped a new trailer for Destiny 2: Beyond Light today that offers a better look at the uneasy alliances and questionable motivations of a number of the game’s character.Europa, the setting of Beyond Light, has beckoned them all, but not everyone is happy to reveal their true intentions. We also get a little bit of an insight into Eramis’ quest to weaponize the Darkness, and how that might be akin to opening Pandora’s Box. Variks’ perspective…

PUBG is finally getting a 60fps mode on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X thumbnail VG247

PUBG is finally getting a 60fps mode on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 14:20 GMT PUBG players on consoles may finally get to experience the game at framerates above 30fps.The first PUBG Season 9 patch has arrived on the PS4 and Xbox One test servers. The change log is nearly identical to that of the PC side of things, including, of course, the new map Paramo.But one big addition exclusive to consoles is support for 60fps. The Framerate Priority option, available on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, now supports up to 60fps gameplay.This is achieved by dropping the resolution to 1080p, which isn’t surprising. PUBG…

As PS5 looms, Sony remembers the PS4’s most defining games thumbnail VG247

As PS5 looms, Sony remembers the PS4’s most defining games

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 20:26 GMT The PlayStation 5 is only about a month away, and as we approach the end of the current console generation, Sony looks back at the most defining games of the PlayStation 4.A fantastic sizzle reel put together by PlayStation Access cycles through some of the best games that have arrived on PlayStation 4, showing off what a diverse and interesting generation it’s been to date.Each game is given roughly one previous second of airtime in the trailer, ranging from games from the PS4 launch window (such as Killzone: Shadow Fall) to…

The Haunting of Verdansk brings Leatherface, SAW and more to Modern Warfare and Warzone tomorrow thumbnail VG247

The Haunting of Verdansk brings Leatherface, SAW and more to Modern Warfare and Warzone tomorrow

Call of Duty: Warzone’s very first Halloween event – The Haunting of Verdansk – is about to kick off, Activision and Infinity Ward have confirmed.According to a press release from the publisher, the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes collide to become part of The Haunting of Verdansk, a limited-time community event which runs from October 20 to November 3.The Haunting of Verdansk will introduce a new “Trick or Treat” reward system to the game for the duration of the event, which contains “frights” or “frighteningly good blueprints and personalization items”. These boxes full of loot will be found in…

Rainbow Six Siege coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and Android on October 22 thumbnail VG247

Rainbow Six Siege coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and Android on October 22

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 14:41 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service later this week, Microsoft has revealed.After a pretty conspicuous tease yesterday, Microsoft has officially confirmed that Ubisoft’s multiplayer shooter will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass on October 22.This highly competitive game, which has a thriving esports scene, is set to arrive on the subscription service next week – and it’ll be playable on both Xbox One and Android when it lands… though trying to stay alive and operate on a level playing field on your…

Microsoft may yet end up shipping Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer separately thumbnail VG247

Microsoft may yet end up shipping Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer separately

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 19 October 2020 11:51 GMT It sounds like Microsoft is keeping an open mind when it comes to Halo Infinite’s release structure.Halo Infinite, which was supposed to be Microsoft’s big first-party launch game for Xbox Series X, ended up getting delayed, leaving Microsoft’s line-up this November devoid of new first-party games.Reports about the state of development that lead to that decision in the first place are plentiful, but Microsoft itself suggested that it had considered splitting campaign and multiplayer in order to make launch.According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, things may end up going that way…

Watch Dogs Legion runs at 4K and 30fps with ray-tracing on Xbox Series X and PS5 thumbnail VG247

Watch Dogs Legion runs at 4K and 30fps with ray-tracing on Xbox Series X and PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 15:38 GMT Ubisoft has revealed more information about the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions of Watch Dogs Legion in a Reddit AMA.Ubisoft live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan took to the social media site to answer players’ questions about the upcoming title, and revealed how the title will run on next-gen hardware.Thillainathan confirmed that the game will run at 4K, 30fps on Xbox Series X and PS5, and will also have options players can enable to support ray-tracing. So it’s not just PC players that will benefit from the fancy graphics in Ubisoft’s…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta extended for an extra day thumbnail VG247

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta extended for an extra day

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 14:35 GMT This weekend’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta will be extended by an extra 24 hours, Treyarch and Activision have confirmed.This weekend saw the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta go live across all platforms the game is set to launch on – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.During the beta, Activision sent emails out to players, urging them to solve a series of cryptic messages that sort-of tie into the game’s Cold War setting. 🚨OPEN BETA EXTENDED🚨 Thanks to the code-breaking efforts of our incredible community,…

Rainbow Six Siege may be coming to Xbox Games Pass thumbnail VG247

Rainbow Six Siege may be coming to Xbox Games Pass

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 13:46 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege may be added to Xbox Game Pass subscription service soon, a cryptic tweet has suggested.Over on the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account, a new image has been posted that appears to suggest Ubisoft’s tactical shooter will be added to the service soon.The tweet – embedded below – presents a teaser featuring six rainbows and what appears to be pictures of a siege. Hmm. pic.twitter.com/oJOf33vdSd — Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) October 17, 2020Launched way back in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege has maintained steady popularity and is…

Fall Guys update adds a new playlist called Slime Survivors thumbnail VG247

Fall Guys update adds a new playlist called Slime Survivors

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 17 October 2020 17:32 GMT A new Fall Guys update is available alongside a new playlist.The new Fall Guys update had added a new playlist called Slime Survivors and provides a few tweaks to Season 2 items such as nameplates.According to Mediatonic, the new Slime Survivors playlist isn’t just another back-to-back Slime Climb, as it is a mixture of Survival rounds.Those that survive will go on to Hex-A-Gone and Jump Showdown as finals.Along with the new playlist comes an increased chance to see Medieval rounds, and it decreases the chance to get nicknames and nameplates in…

Blizzard to stop development on StarCraft 2 thumbnail VG247

Blizzard to stop development on StarCraft 2

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:33 GMT Blizzard will stop developing content for StarCraft 2, the company announced.While new content will no longer be produced for StarCraft 2, Blizzard will continue to support the game in the same manner as with previous longstanding games.The team will switch to primarily focusing on what “core and competitive communities care about most,” (thanks MassivelyOP).“What this means is that we’re not going to be producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests, but we will continue doing season rolls and necessary balance fixes moving forward,” reads the open letter to…

Pokemon Go updates Mega Evolutions, Ghost-type Pokemon event coming soon thumbnail VG247

Pokemon Go updates Mega Evolutions, Ghost-type Pokemon event coming soon

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:00 GMT Niantic Games has changed how Mega Evolutions work in Pokemon Go, and have announced a Ghost-type event coming to the game.Pokemon Go Mega Evolutions will change in two ways just in time for October Community Day.According to the development team, the duration that Pokemon stay in their Mega-Evolved form has doubled from four hours to eight hours.Also, the cap for Mega Energy has increased from 999 to 2,000. This limit applies to each individual type of Mega Energy, not the total amount of Mega Energy you have across Pokemon species.As for the upcoming event,…

Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed thumbnail VG247

Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:02 GMT Crystal Dynamics has delayed the next-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers into 2021, and have pushed the Kate Bishop content out of October.In a blog post today, the developer said the reason for the Kate Bishop delay for Marvel’s Avengers is to have a “fixed, predictable patching cycle,” with time for extensive testing before new content is released.The team also made the decision to move the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release into 2021 to ensure it gives the team time to “deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to…

PUBG gets a new map that changes with every match in Season 9 thumbnail VG247

PUBG gets a new map that changes with every match in Season 9

PUBG has introduced a new map that’s unlike anything else you’ve seen before in the battle royale shooter.PUBG‘s patch 9.1 has arrived on the game’s test servers on PC, bringing with it the new Paramo map, a smaller 3x3Km arena with an active volcano.Outside of its unique setting compared to other PUBG maps, Paramo’s main hook is that its layout and weather conditions change with every match, shifting the location of major landmarks and altering the terrain of each area. Lava flows from Paramo’s active volcano, which creates lava streams that deal damage to players and vehicles.All throughout the new…

Apex Legends is getting a Championship Edition thumbnail VG247

Apex Legends is getting a Championship Edition

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 20:08 GMT Today, Respawn and EA announced a Champion Edition for Apex Legends and it will be available in time for the start of Season 7.The Championship Edition for Apex Legends features all characters up to Season 7, along with over $100-worth of cosmetics, including Legendary skins and a Legendary gun charm.It also comes with 1,000 Apex Coins.Starting Season 7, you can find the Champion Edition on PC, Origin, PS4, and Xbox One.It will run you $39.99 and comes with the following:The Champion Edition 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):…

Dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now available through Steam Early Access thumbnail VG247

Dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now available through Steam Early Access

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 15:25 GMT Second Extinction is now available in Early Access.Steam users can play dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now that it has gone into Early Access.Developed by Systemic Reaction, in the game, you will work as a team to take down large groups of mutated dinosaurs. Expect plenty of bullets, bombs, teeth, claws, and gore, according to the studio.The game also features what’s called the War Effort, where threat levels go from one to three and once you take dinosaurs down in one area, the next area will feature a higher threat. Threat Level 1…

Baldur’s Gate 3 dev issues another hotfix and a call to make more interesting characters thumbnail VG247

Baldur’s Gate 3 dev issues another hotfix and a call to make more interesting characters

You’re boring people, sweetie.Larian Studios has issued another hotfix for Baldur’s Gate 3 along with a request to create more interesting characters.The game has a robust character creator with plenty of options to choose from, yet according to Larian, early access players aren’t creating very interesting characters.Using analytics, the team took the most popular choices in character creation and recreated a character based on the data received. Larian stated at first it thought analytics wasn’t working properly, but after checking, it was indeed working as intended.After gathering the data, the team created a character using choices made the most, and…