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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch brings Performance and Quality modes to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

The first big patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla drops today.Ubisoft has detailed patch 1.0.4 for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Outside of the day one patch, this is the game’s first major post-launch update, and it’s full of fixes and several new features.For starters, 1.0.4 will arrive today at 4am PT, 7am ET, 12pm UK on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia. Its size varies; anywhere from 2.5GB on the low end to 4.3GB on the high.The biggest new addition in today’s update is the ability to choose between Performance and Quality in two separate modes. Those will…

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PS5 performance advantage over Xbox Series X in some games being looked into by Microsoft

Microsoft has the more powerful next-gen console on paper, but that’s not what most real-world comparisons show.The Xbox Series X is more powerful than the PlayStation 5. This fact has been discussed to death ahead of launch, and the gap was enough for Microsoft to make a big deal out of it in its marketing leading up to launch.But that’s not the story launch games tell, where Xbox Series X – in most cases – is at best matching PS5, and inexplicably falling below Sony’s console at worst.This is based on Digital Foundry’s testing, which has so far shown this…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War gets Nuketown today and double XP for the rest of the week

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:19 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first post-launch map arrives today alongside a new patch.Just as we got done downloading the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War patch, Treyarch is already here with another one. Today’s update is, of course, the one that brings Nuketown ’84 to the game as its first free map.The update arrives on all platforms today at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GMT – the usual reset time for Call of Duty. This is also when double XP and double weapon XP kick off,…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War map Nuketown ’84 coming next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:45 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will get a new map next week.Nuketown ’84 will drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players next week on November 24.Alongside the map comes some other Nuketown goodness via a weapon bundle.To get the Nuketown weapon bundle, everyone who purchases Black Ops Cold War and logs in before December 4, or who play the game at any point online up until 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK on November 20, will receive a free Epic Shotgun Weapon Blueprint and nine cosmetic items.Here’s what’s…

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Cyberpunk 2077 trailers show off gameplay, Johnny Silverhand, and Keanu Reeves

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:14 GMT During the latest Night City Wire, CD Projekt premiered a Johnny Silverhand trailer showing off the rocker played by Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077. In the video below, as well as the new gameplay trailer, you get a look at how Johnny Silverhand influences your Cyberpunk 2077 character, and what this long-dead rocker’s goal is while he’s messing about in your head.Silverhand will be with you through most of the game as a digital ghost of sorts. Figuring out his motives and the mystery of this dogging hologram is part of…

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PS5 launch sales in Japan revealed

Unsurprisingly, the PS5’s launch sales in Japan were leagues ahead of Xbox Series X/S.The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S both launched in Japan last week, and launch day sales are in. According to Famitsu, the lead is unquestionably Sony’s.In its first four days on sale, the PS5 managed to shift 118,000 units. Xbox Series X/S, on the other hand, sold 21,000 units combined. According to Famitsu, 88% of PS5 sales were the standard disc-based console, with only 12% claimed by the disc-less Digital Edition.The magazine did not reveal the split between Xbox Series X and Series S, but it said…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the biggest release week in franchise history

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:06 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is doing rather well for Ubisoft.Today, the company announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold-through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period.It is also the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.Alongside the news, Ubisoft shared some player stats.Since its release, players have covered more than 4 million kilometers, and have unlocked more than 55 million buildings since launch.Over 3.5 million games of Orlog dice have been won and over 1.8 million players have won…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release content includes a season pass, free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has announced Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release plans include free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, and daily quests along with a season pass.Immortals Fenyx Rising will feature plenty of fo content for players who have completed the game or want to continue to play.One of the post-release content plans is a season pass that features new environments, heroes, and fresh gameplay, and you will also receive a bonus quest: When the Roads Get Rocky, available at launch.The Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass includes three narrative-based DLCs: A New God – Fenyx…

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Halo Infinite news coming soon, but 343’s game won’t be at The Game Awards

By Patrick Dane, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:33 GMT For those hoping to hear from Halo Infinite soon, it seems like your wait may go on a little longer yet.Since Halo Infinite‘s delay, developer 343 has been radio silent. The game was meant to be out last week alongside the launch of the Xbox Series X/S but Master Chief sadly couldn’t make it to the next generation just yet.Fans are now clamouring for when we might hear more on the game. Many have been proposing we might catch a glimpse at The Game Awards on December 10. The show has…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has weird glitch featuring massive children

An unnerving new glitch has children towering over gruff Viking warrior, Eivor, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been impressing since its launch, but a new bug may leave players a little intimidated. Players are reporting that a glitch in the game is changing children into adult-sized versions of themselves.The Assassin’s Creed franchise is no stranger to glitches. From faces with… well, no faces in Assassin’s Creed Unity to a slew of other famous visual glitches, the series is never far from serving up something unintentionally funny, or potentially terrifying.Today, we are in the ‘potentially terrifying’ column. It appears…

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt trailer shows off returning characters and weapons

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 13:14 GMT Despite Destiny 2: Beyond Light launching just this week, the game is already ready for a new content drop.The world of Destiny 2 moves quick, and that’s doubly true right now. Since Tuesday players have been tearing through the game’s newest expansion Beyond Light, keeping busy with a huge host of new content. However, it’s already gearing up for another big content drop with the launch of Season of the Hunt.There is always something to do in Destiny 2. Be it something new or a long put-off pursuit, the sheer magnitude…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players frustrated at weapon experience requirements

As players begin jumping into Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, they are beginning to find long grinds ahead of them.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War hit shelves yesterday, and players are already deep into the multiplayer experience. For many though, it looks like the grind for better usability in weapons is a little too much.For engaged communities, a new game launching is always a big deal. Players will often take time off work, and begin their grind, especially in multiplayer games. Getting early advantages can be key, so putting a lot of time into the game in…

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Xbox Series X/S Quick Resume is great, when it works

One of the biggest new features in the Xbox Series X/S has been inconsistent.Now that the dust is starting to settle a little bit on the launch hype for Xbox Series X/S, a couple of quirks and certain limitations are coming into focus.Quick Resume, a feature Microsoft talked about endlessly ahead of launch, doesn’t appear to be working as advertised. Or more accurately, it does work, but nowhere near as consistent as we were lead to believe. Quick Resume is the evolution of Suspend/Resume, in that it suspends whatever state the game was in and lets you freely start other…

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Despite impressive Xbox Series X launch, Microsoft won’t go back to revealing unit sales

Xbox still won’t report sales figures for Series X and Series S.With the launch of the Xbox Series X/S, it appears that Microsoft’s long-held policy of not disclosing sales numbers for the Xbox brand will hold.Console makers used to boast about their sales numbers wherever they could. Even as early as the last generation, both Microsoft and Sony reported their figures… well, until they didn’t. Or more specifically, Microsoft stopped.It doesn’t look like that stance is going to change either. With the start of a new console generation, there was a question about whether sales figures would come back. Xbox…

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Every weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has unique haptic feedback on PS5’s DualSense

By Patrick Dane, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:52 GMT Every gun in Black Ops Cold War will have a unique haptic profile using the DualSense controller on PS5.The PlayStation 5 is landing with a long list of features, but one of the aspects being praised ahead of the console’s launch is the nifty new DualSense controller.One of the key features of the DualSense sees it use haptic feedback to make precise and nuanced vibration. It’s a new tool for developers to communicate to players and one that has a promising future. One such use will be how it’s being utilised…

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Xbox Live users are currently unable to sign-in on multiple platforms [Update]

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:41 GMT Xbox Live sign-in issues have been addressed.Xbox Live users should now be able to sign into Xbox Live on all platforms. Original storyIf you are having issues logging into Xbox Live, it’s not just you.Microsoft has said it is aware of users on multiple platforms being unable to log into Xbox Live. Rest assured, a team is looking into the issue. We’re aware that users are currently unable to sign into Xbox Live on various platforms. The right teams are looking into the issue and working on a fix. We’ll provide…

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Watch Dogs Complete Edition rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 17:56 GMT Looks like the original Watch Dogs is coming to next-gen consoles.The ESRB listing for Watch Dogs Complete Edition has been updated to include PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions.The Complete Edition is already available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.Ubisoft has not officially announced the game is coming to next-gen, but ESRB listings are generally spot-on (thanks, GamesRadar).This will be a great way for new players to dig into the series and become acquainted with the game’s protagonist, Aiden Pearce, who is also playable in Watch Dogs Legion.Speaking of which, if…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming in 2021, new Mass Effect game in the works

Bioware has announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy. The studio also confirmed a new game in the series is in the works.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is probably one of the worst kept secrets in gaming at the moment, but it’s nice to have confirmation.“For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games,” says the blog post. “Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PlayStation advantages include bonus loadout slots, Battle Pass Bundle Bonus

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 14:31 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PlayStation players will have some perks only available with the consoles for an entire year.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is out on November 13, and PlayStation users will receive some timed-exclusive benefits on PS4 and PS5. We already knew the Zombies Onslaught mode would be a timed-exclusive to PS4 and PS5 players, but it goes beyond the Zombies mode. According to a post on the PS Blog, other timed benefits include bonus loadout slots, Battle Pass Bundle Bonus, and more.Battle Pass Bundle…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: day one update, pre-load times, file size, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:46 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a day one title update for all platforms.Ubisoft has detailed the day one title update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the full game size, and when you can start pre-loading the game.Title update v1.0.2 will fine-tune the balancing of the game, address various quest-related nuisances, include miscellaneous bug fixes, and provide improved performance and stability.It also adds content such as additional localized audio packs, and the Codex.Here, the Animus Database will return with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as “Codex”. The Codex has two parts, the Database, and…