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Hitman 3 owners can play Sapienza free for the next 10 days

By Stephany Nunneley 26 June 2021 17:41 GMT Now through next week and into the weekend, all Hitman 3 players can play the fan-favorite map Sapienza for free. This means you have until July 4 to indulge in the map while playing Hitman 3 or the Hitman 3 Starter Pack. Watch on YouTubeSapienza was released for Hitman in 2016, and is compatible with the current game, just like all the other maps, and it contains the World of Tomorrow mission. In it, you are trying to destroy a DNA-specific virus and also assassinate Ether Biotech Corporation scientists Silvio Caruso and…

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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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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora tech showcase details improvements made to Snowdrop engine

By Stephany Nunneley 25 June 2021 16:29 GMT Massive has discussed the upgrades it made to its Snowdrop engine in order to make Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora not only shine on new systems but also ensure it takes advantage of new-gen hardware.Ubisoft Massive has said it upgraded and made mass improvements to its Snowdrop engine, and it had to in order to create the upcoming title Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for the newest generation of consoles.Watch on YouTubeSpeaking in a Snowdrop tech showcase, the team at Massive, known for The Divison, talks about how the upgrades to the engine and…

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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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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora first trailer revealed, coming in 2022

By Dom Peppiatt 12 June 2021 21:16 GMT It’s been a long time coming, but we finally got a new look at Ubisoft‘s long-in-development Avatar game at E3 2021. It’s called Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.The new trailer, introduced at the end of Ubisoft Forward by none other than Yves Guillemot himself, debuted some amazing graphics and showed off what Massive’s Snowdrop engine can really do.Ubisoft announced that it’s working on a game based on James Cameron’s Avatar way back in 2017, and since then we’ve heard precious little about the series – until today.Watch on YouTubeUbisoft notes that the title will be a…

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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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Dead by Daylight’s Resident Evil chapter will star Leon, Jill and Nemesis

Behaviour Interactive has announced a release date for the Resident Evil chapter coming to Dead by Daylight.Slated for June 15, the Resident Evil chapter for Dead by Daylight will feature Leon and Jill as survivors.Watch on YouTubeEach Survivor will come with three perks. Flashbang, one of Leon’s perks, enables you to spawn an entirely new item. Upon reaching a certain rate of repair progress on generators, Leon will be able to hide in a locker and craft a flash grenade, which can then be used to distract or blind the Killer temporarily. Those who prefer to play as Killer can…

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Outriders saw over 3.5 million players during its first month

By Stephany Nunneley 19 May 2021 20:35 GMT Outriders has done the numbers.According to an announcement from Square Enix today, Outriders saw over 3.5 million players worldwide during its first month of releaseWatch on YouTube“With over 3.5 million unique players, average playtimes of over 30 hours and extremely high engagement for co-operative play, we and the amazing team at People Can Fly are so excited with this initial success,” said Jon Brooke, co-head of studio at Square Enix External Studios.“Launching a new game IP is never easy and we remain very grateful for the community’s support and feedback – we…

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Destiny 2: Ignition Code, Exotics, and more | Best new weapons in Season of the Splicer

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer comes with the usual host of new seasonal weapons. And with so much new gear to track down and try, the FOMO is real.Watch on YouTubeBelow we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting new weapons for you to be on the look out for this season: Ignition Code in Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer Exotic weapons in Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer — Cryosthesia 77k Hidden Exotics in Season of the Splicer — Vex Mythoclast Future War Cult weapon reissues Ignition Code in Destiny 2: Season of the SplicerThere are plenty…

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Destiny 2: Synthweave | How to create Ornaments using Armor Synthesis

Destiny 2 finally has its own transmog system, fulfilling a long-awaited playerbase request.Play the newly-released Season of the Splicer for the first time and you’ll be prompted to complete the Armor Synthesis introductory mission. At the end of this, the new season vendor Ada-1 will move into the Tower, bringing the Loom along with her. The Loom is the home of the transmog system (also called Armor Synthesis).Watch on YouTubeBut before you can use the Loom, you need the materials to work with. And that means collecting a resource called Synthweave. How to earn Synthstrand, Synthcord, and Synthweave in Destiny…

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Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer | Override, Armor Synthesis, and more explained

Season of the Splicer is the 14th season of Destiny 2, running from May 11th to August 24th.This is the game’s second season in 2021, taking over from Season of the Chosen which is drawing to a close today after its three month tenure.Watch on YouTubeThe major new features of the new season seem to be building on the successes of the last, with six-player matchmade activity Override a headline feature on launch day.Additionally, there’s the long-awaited introductions of a transmog system and seasonal challenges, as well as several other new features that are sure to keep you plenty busy…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, others join Stadia Pro

By Stephany Nunneley 4 May 2021 19:50 GMT Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order joins three other games on Stadia Pro.The action-adventure epic Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launched on Stadia in November last year, but as of today, it is available in Stadia Pro. Watch on YouTubeSubscribers can claim it now and play instantly alongside the over 25 existing games in their Pro library.Other new Stadia Pro games include Trine 4 – The Nightmare Prince, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and Floor Kids.And don’t forget: this Friday, May 7, Resident Evil Village releases on the Stadia store as well as…

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Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix touches upon frequently reported issues since the last patch

By Stephany Nunneley 28 April 2021 14:13 GMT The latest Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix is out and addresses some reported issues.Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix 1.22 touches upon the most frequently reported issues since the last patch and it introduces further improvements to stability and performance.Watch on YouTubeQuests and open-world fixes include the removal of glitches in Johnny’s appearance occurring after buying the Nomad car from Lana. An issue where you couldn’t use the elevator in Gig: Until Death Do Us Part was addressed.You should no longer get trapped in the garage during the Epistrophy quest if you didn’t follow the drone.A retrofix for the issue…

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Assassins Creed Valhalla’s rather large Title Update 1.2.1 is out now

The large Title Update 1.2.1 for Assassin’s Creed Vahalla has been released.The update for Assassins Creed Valhalla is available on all respective platforms.Watch on YouTubeToday’s Title Update adds support for Wrath of the Druids, preparing the game for the expansion’s release on May 13.New skills added include Cold Rage, Eye of the North, and Intense Rage.  You can also expect various gameplay improvements, balancing, and issues addressed with Quests, World Events, and Side Activities.Issues have also been addressed with Graphics, Audio, Animation, River Raids, Jomsvikings, and more.You can read the full notes for the Title Update below.The game is available on Xbox Series…