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Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.3 is rather large and comes with some free DLC

As promised earlier today, CD Projekt has posted the notes for Cyberpunk 2077’s big patch 1.3.Coming to PC, consoles, and Stadia “soon,” the patch notes for Cyberpunk 2077 outline the most significant changes.Watch on YouTubeYou will notice a bit of free DLC will be included with patch 1.3, which consists of an alternate appearance for Johnny Silverhand, a multilayered syn-leather deltajock jacket and luminescent punk jacket, and the Archer Quartz Bandit vehicle which can be purchased in-game after completing the Ghost Town quest.Along with DLC, you can expect some improvements, such as the aforementioned minimap zoom level, which makes things…

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The Ascent developers working to bring DLSS to PC version on Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley 31 July 2021 21:09 GMT Apparently, the Steam version of The Ascent and the PC version available through Game Pass are not the same.This is according to players of The Ascent on PC that noticed the Game Pass version does not support Nvidia’s DLSS and that ray tracing doesn’t work. Watch on YouTubeSeems Neon Giant is on the case though, as it has stated it is working to bring the two versions to parity.“It is being looked at, with the intent of fixing it/bringing it to parity with Steam across the board,” said studio co-founder Tor Frick…

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Beware of Halo: Infinite spoilers floating around the Internet

By Stephany Nunneley 31 July 2021 15:35 GMT Looks like there are some Halo: Infinite spoilers out in the wild.The first technical test for Halo: Infinite multiplayer is live for Halo Insiders, and along with being able to play against bots, something else was included in the test – something 343 Industries didn’t mean to include.Watch on YouTubeThat something is files related to the game’s campaign. But, of course, the files have been leaked online by data miners along with other information inadvertently included in the tech preview (thanks, Neowin). According to the game’s project lead Joseph Staten, these files…

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Watch today’s first look at Halo Infinite multiplayer tech preview here

By Sherif Saed 28 July 2021 12:38 GMT We’re finally getting a look at Halo Infinite’s first public test.343 Industries is hosting a special Halo Infinite livestream today to show off the game’s upcoming technical preview. The show will cover what those accepted can look forward to in this initial test.The developer-lead stream takes place today on YouTube and Twitch, at 2pm PT, 5pm ET, 10pm UK. The first test is scheduled for this weekend: July 29 to August 1, and will only be open to select Halo Insiders. We’ve embedded the Twitch channel below, but you can also follow…

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Season 15 of Destiny 2 will see a change made to the transmog system

By Stephany Nunneley 24 July 2021 20:55 GMT Bungie says it has been monitoring reception and behavior around Destiny 2’s transmog system and states it will perform a minor update around the system’s currencies. According to the developer, at the start of Season 15 in Destiny 2, it will deprecate the passively-earned currency Synthstrand, which players use to purchase transmog – known as Armor Synthesis – bounties from Ada-1. Watch on YouTubeIn its place, the bounties will be purchasable for 10,000 Glimmer instead. The hope is that the change reduces the time needed to earn 10 Synthweave tokens per class…

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First Halo: Infinite multiplayer technical test could happen “as soon as next weekend”

By Stephany Nunneley 24 July 2021 17:05 GMT The first Halo Infinite multiplayer technical flight is coming soon, and 343 Industries has outlined what to expect.In the latest Inside Infinite update, 343 went over what players of the Halo: Infinite technical flight will be testing.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the developers, the technical preview will focus on testing the Halo Waypoint companion for mobile and web, and you will also be testing the menu navigation for the Battle Pass UI, challenges, and customization.Insiders will also test multiplayer bots in the Bot Arena playlist, which puts 4 players against 4 Bots on…

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Apex Legends: Emergence brings Ranked Arenas to the game on August 3

By Stephany Nunneley 22 July 2021 20:00 GMT During EA Play Live 2021, Respawn and EA revealed that Apex Legends: Emergence, the next major update for the game, will launch next month.To get you pumped for it, a new Apex Legends trailer was released and provides a look at the new Legend, Seer. The video also includes a look at the latest weapon making its way into the game as well as the “chaos” it and Seer will bring to the arena. Watch on YouTubeThe video also gives you a first look at Seer’s abilities and how he offers a…

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The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event features a new Arena map, weekly rewards, more

Apex Legends players have a new event to look forward to.The Thrillseekers event is coming to Apex Legends, and it includes a new Arenas map, weekly rewards tracks, and some new looks.Watch on YouTubeKicking off next week on July 13, the Thrillseekers event will feature the new Overflow map, which is lane-focused and each area is separated by lava-filled structures. Combat on this map tends to favor short to medium ranges along with POI: Slope or Overlook.Overlook is a long, open area with a height advantage, while Slope offers high grounds which can be used for flanks or defensive setups.With…

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Destiny 2 players will soon get more weapons from Dreaming City and the Moon

By Stephany Nunneley 25 June 2021 17:54 GMT Bungie will release more weapons from Forsaken and Shadowkeep into the game.Back in January, Bungie announced that four weapons each from Forsaken and Shadowkeep were being reissued in Destiny 2.Watch on YouTubeIn the next update, which occurs on July 6, the studio will be reissuing the remaining Moon and Dreaming City weapons with new perks. There will be nine weapons from the Moon and three from the Dreaming City.Below you will find the list of returning weapons along with their perks.Moon Weapons: Loud Lullaby – Tunnel Vision One Small Step – Trench…

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Borderlands 3 cross-play arrives alongside the return of the Cartels event

By Stephany Nunneley 24 June 2021 21:09 GMT The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels event is live in Borderlands 3. Alongside the event, the Borderlands 3 update includes the promised cross-play functionality, permanent seasonal event toggling, a new level cap increase, and more.Watch on YouTubeWith the cross-play free addition for the game, you can play with others on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. In other words, all platforms the game is available for with the exception of PS4 and PS5. The return of a favorite seasonal event is…

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Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event features original maps for Kings Canyon and World’s Edge

By Stephany Nunneley 24 June 2021 18:08 GMT Apex Legenda players can soon participate in the new limited-time collection event, Genesis.Kicking off June 29 and running through July 13, the Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event takes you back to the original maps for Kings Canyon (complete with Skull Town) and World’s Edge.Watch on YouTubeThe original Season 0 Kings Canyon and Season 3 World’s Edge are returning for a limited time in lieu of the normal Trios and Duos queues in one-hour rotations. With the maps, you can enjoy hot dropping into Kings Canyon at Skull Town, score loot on the…

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ARK Genesis 2 | How to tame Shadowmanes

By Rebecca Jones 11 June 2021 17:03 GMT Shadowmanes are a new type of creature introduced in the Genesis: Part 2, the final piece of DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved.Watch on YouTubeNot only are these majestic dinosaurs rad as hell to look at, but when tamed they’re incredibly useful as transport and when taking on offensive roles in combat.How to tame a Shadowmane in ARK Genesis 2There is a unique, non-violent method you need to use when taming Shadowmanes.The main item you need in order to bring a Shadowmane on-side is simply a Fish Basket containing any fish weighing 0.5…

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ARK Genesis 2 | Finding Mutagel and taming Tek Stryders

Mutagel is a resource introduced into ARK: Survival Evolved with the new Genesis: Part 2 DLC. One of its major uses is the taming of Tek Stryders.Watch on YouTube How to harvest Mutagel in ARK How to turn Mutagel into Mutagen How to tame Tek Stryders in ARK Benefits of a tamed Tek Stryder How to harvest Mutagel in ARKThere are several locations in Genesis: Part 2 where you can harvest Mutagel: On ambergris asteroids. On black pearl asteroids. In the Rockwell’s Innards biome, in the acid pool underneath Rockwell’s heart. You can harvest Mutagel by hand here once the…

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Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch

By Stephany Nunneley 9 June 2021 20:16 GMT Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch soon, allowing players to group up and play together.Overwatch players will soon be able to play with others, regardless of platform, thanks to the latest global Battle.net update.Watch on YouTubeThe update will allow players from around the world to team up, as long as they have a Battle.net account and have linked their appropriate console accounts.If you are unsure how to create a Battle.net account, or want to know how to link your platform to a Battle.net account, Blizzard has you covered.To celebrate, everyone who logs in…

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Ark: Survival Evolved’s final expansion is now available

By Stephany Nunneley 4 June 2021 14:05 GMT Ark: Genesis Part 2, the final chapter in the survival saga, has arrived.The conclusion of Ark: Survival Evolved offers the largest map released, new missions, and a story that bridges the gap to the Ark 2 sequel.Watch on YouTubeIn Genesis Part 2, you will explore a new world filled with new biomes and creatures, while participating in story-oriented missions that will test your survival skills.It also features the final showdown between HLN-A and Sir Edmund Rockwell which takes place on a colonial ship traveling through space.Here’s more: New History-Oriented Missions: A holographic…