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Black Ops Cold War Season 5 seems to confirm Call of Duty Vanguard rumours

By Dom Peppiatt 4 August 2021 10:27 GMT It looks like Call of Duty Vanguard has been officially teased by Activision as a new cryptic easter egg in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 image has materialized.In a Twitter tease showing off the latest operator – Kitsune – arriving in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with the launch of Season 5, eagle-eyed fans have also spotted something else.As you can see from the tweet embedded below, it appears a repeated Japanese phrase in the image suggests ‘Vanguard incoming’ – which definitely feels like a hint from…

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Tom Clancy’s XDefiant revealed, closed beta kicks off in August

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a newly announced free-to-play, fast-paced arena first-person shooter coming from Ubisoft San Francisco.After teasing the game for the past 24 hours, Ubisoft has finally announced the latest game in the Tom Clancy series: Tom Clancy’s XDefiant.Various Tom Clancy properties collide in the game, the arena shooter will take characters from series like The Division, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon to provide a hectic, competitive environment. XDefiant is planned to be a live service game, and Ubisoft has committed to supporting the game after launch and providing more content as time goes by.The game, from what we can discern from…

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Warframe will get cross-play and cross-save later this year

By Dom Peppiatt 18 July 2021 11:35 GMT Digital Extremes has announced that Warframe will be getting cross-play and cross-save at some point later this year.This weekend we saw Digital Extremes’ Warframe fan event, TennoCon 2021, take place, and the developer has confirmed that Warframe players will be able to cross-play and cross-save later this year.There’s no concrete release date set for cross-play and cross-save yet, but the studio reckons that players will be able to play with other Warframe users across PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One before the end of 2021.Watch on YouTube“Community is incredibly important to us,” Sheldon Carter, chief…

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Massive weapon damage nerfs hit Warzone in an effort to increase overall time-to-kill

Raven is rolling out some major changes to the Warzone meta for Season 4 Reloaded, part of a plan to increase the game’s time-to-kill.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded arrives today, and Raven is introducing some fairly drastic changes to the game to celebrate the occasion.Many assault rifles have been hit with quite severe nerfs to torso and headshot multipliers, meaning it’s going to take players longer to kill with those weapons on average.LMGs, meanwhile, are a more mixed bag; some will see headshot damage multipliers increased whereas others will see similar nerfs to the…

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Another id Software game has been rated

By Dom Peppiatt 29 June 2021 10:45 GMT Another new id Software title has been rated in Australia, and this time the classification documents refer to Project 2021B – but what could it be?Earlier this year, we saw Doom Eternal VR revealed early by the Australian ratings board when a game called ‘Project 2021A’ was classified under the “virtual reality” category. Two months after the classification was spotted, the studio announced it was for Doom 3: VR Edition.Now, the ratings board is at it again (via Gematsu). This time, we’ve seen a slight progression in the naming convention and the feature of the game…

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Call of Duty: Warzone gets a new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S texture pack

By Dom Peppiatt 28 June 2021 14:01 GMT Activision and Raven have offered out a new Call of Duty: Warzone texture pack that allows the game to run in 1440p on Xbox One X, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 Pro, and PlayStation 5 consoles.The texture pack is available to download on consoles and PC now, and as per the developer, it’s aimed at making the game playable in 1440p – that’s why you won’t find it on Xbox One or the base PS4 (thanks VGC). Those consoles only output up to 1080p.The texture pack weighs in at roughly 7GB on consoles, and marks…

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Halo Infinite’s first Season will be called ‘Heroes of Reach’

343 Industries has explained a little bit more about how Halo Infinite‘s free-to-play multiplayer will work and announced some Reach-themed content is coming to the game.Earlier this month, Microsoft and 343 Industries finally lifted the lid on Halo Infinite’s free-to-player multiplayer, and detailed how the shooter’s always-accessible battle passes will work.Now as players around the world chomp at the bit waiting for new information, head of creative Joseph Staten has taken to Halo Waypoint to dish out some more information.“At the center of our plans is a goal to deeply root your multiplayer character in the larger Halo universe and give them a…

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Halo Infinite multiplayer looks like everything I want – I couldn’t be more excited

The delay of Halo Infinite might have been painful last year, but from the multiplayer showing at E3, it’ll have been worth the extra wait – regardless of how the campaign shakes out.Watch on YouTubeAs always after the madness of E3, I’ve taken some time over the last few days to reflect on what I saw this E3 – and the more I think about the show, the more I’m left absolutely desperate to get my hands on one particular game – the Halo Infinite multiplayer.I, like many, was a Halo multiplayer obsessive in the 2000s. I remember hooking my…

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BattleCat is a Splinter Cell, The Division and Ghost Recon crossover FPS

It looks like a new Ubisoft multiplayer shooter has leaked.BattleCat is said to be a new first-person shooter that combines elements of Splinter Cell, The Division, and Ghost Recon.Twitter user Zer0Bytes published a selection of images showing off the new, unannounced game over the weekend, though Ubisoft has moved quickly and managed to take down the images since.The images appear to show an internal document – seemingly meant for internal use – that describes a game called ‘BattleCat’, a first-person shooter set in the Tom Clancy universe that’s reportedly targeting consoles and PC (thanks, VGC). Bear in mind that may be…

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PlayStation 5’s Destruction AllStars will add online bots soon

By Dom Peppiatt 30 May 2021 16:32 GMT Destruction AllStars, the multiplayer destruction derby PS5 exclusive, is adding online bots to the game in an effort to help players that aren’t finding enough opponents in matches.Lucid Games announced the new plans via an announcement on the game’s official Reddit page. The developer has been using Reddit to keep in touch with the game’s playerbase, and offered this new hint at future plans in a length dev blog update.“With a community the size of Destruction AllStars, spread out across the world we do have peak times and low times of player…

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Take a look at the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 20:42 GMT Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have revealed the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer today, ahead of the game’s launch in June.Fighting games stories are typically off-the-wall, hyperactive nonsense – and any Guilty Gear veteran will tell you this series is no different.Still, players typically only want an excuse to see electric match-ups, take a tour of all the stages, and have a reason to go all-out with their chosen characters when it comes to single-player modes in fighting games… and it looks like the eighth mainline installment in the series is…

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Warzone developer Raven has now banned over 500,000 players

By Dom Peppiatt 16 May 2021 15:40 GMT Raven Software has been swinging the banhammer once again, and now the total number of banned players in Warzone has risen above 500,000 – or half a million.Cheaters are nothing new to Warzone. Raven Software has been battling with hackers and cheaters pretty much since the game went live. Back in February, we heard the developer had kicked off over 300,000 accounts for cheating, and then in April we heard the studio lament hackers were “ruining some of the [studio’s] best work”.Over the weekend, in another attack against the constant stream of cheaters,…

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Scavengers launches in Early Access on PC this week

By Dom Peppiatt 26 April 2021 20:44 GMT Midwinter Entertainment and Improbable have announced that Scavengers, the connected multiplayer shooter, arrives in Early Access on PC on April 28.The post-apocalyptic survival shooter forces players to work together – and against each other – in order to survive in a harsh, winter world. The developer calls the curious mix of PvP and co-op “co-opetition”.The game, which takes place in an abandoned, hostile sci-fi world, uses both the environment and hostile AI in order to pressure you into working together with other players – only to turn on them in the blink of an…

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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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Call of Duty Warzone has over 100 million players

By Dom Peppiatt 21 April 2021 10:55 GMT Activision has announced that Call of Duty Warzone has surpassed 100 million players just a few days ahead of the game’s Season 3 debut.It’s taken just over a year, but Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Warzone has passed a pretty remarkable milestone – the game has racked up over 100 million players total since launch.Watch on YouTubeWarzone started off hot, attracting a massive 30 million players in just  11 days after it first hit the servers on March 10, 2020. On its first day in full launch, the game had…