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Mass Effect: Andromeda’s first multiplayer mission live, investigate a kett base near Remnant artifacts

23 Mar

The first of several ongoing story-based multiplayer APEX missions in Mass Effect: Andromeda kicks off today.

These missions task the player with the elite APEX forces in Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer, and will feature new playable characters, weapons and items. Today a new fighter joins the ranks: the Krogan Gladiator.

The first APEX Mission, Drack’s Missing Scouts, is available now through March 27. In it, players are charged with investigating a new map, Firebase Paradox, for a potential kett threat.

Playing the single-player portion? Look no further than our Mass Effect: Andromeda guide. It has everything you need to know, a walkthrough – and even dating tips.

A number of krogan scout patrols have gone missing on a kett-held planet, and their last known position was near the Firebase Paradox – a kett base built around Remnant artifacts.

Players will squad up or send out their Strike Team on these limited time mission and can earn Mission Funds to spend on new equipment items. A new weapon, the Ruzad Shotgun, will become available in Store packs and you can get a look at it below in the gallery.

You can also find out more on the APEX mission in the briefing video above or read the mission briefing posted by Bioware below.

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Tiran Kandros, Leader of APEX Militia

“Good morning. I’ll keep this brief—I know you’d rather be in the field. If we haven’t met, I’m Tiran Kandros. I run the militia here on the Nexus. But I need teams out in the Heleus Cluster: defending our outposts, hunting down key targets, and pushing back enemy forces before they threaten the station. I need elite soldiers and operatives who think on their feet, protecting the Initiative and our allies at any cost.

That’s where you come in. Welcome to APEX.

I’ve seen the dangers of the Heleus Cluster up close. My scouting team was taken by the kett. We got a front-row view of their “experiments.” Counter-terrorism doesn’t prepare you for that kind of butchery.

How did we escape? First, let’s clear one thing up: I wasn’t a “hero.” My restraints were loose, that’s all. The kett were too… busy to notice they’d left a gun lying around. Once I’d freed the rest of the team, we taught the kett a lesson. I still don’t know why everyone acted like I was in charge, even after we got back to the Nexus. But that’s how the militia got started: with good people who knew what we were up against.

Besides the kett, we’ve got bands of outlaws and exiles, out for revenge against the Andromeda Initiative, or credits, or both. And now Pathfinder Ryder’s team has reported these strange “Remnant” machines who can threaten an entire outpost if they’re provoked. You, and the rest of your APEX colleagues, are our first line of defense.

Today’s mission will show us what you’re capable of. The krogan have lost contact with several of their patrols. We’ve tracked the scouts’ last known position to a kett-controlled world—which means trouble. I need you to get down there, hack the kett systems, and bring back any intel on what they’re up to.

This could be the first move of a larger plan by the kett. I don’t like it. But I trust you to get the job done.

Good luck, APEX.”

Mass Effect: Andromeda was released this week on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – Adept Weapons are shown off in these new screenshots

23 Mar

Hopefully, we got all of the weapons names right in these Destiny: Age of Triumph screenshots.

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The images you see below are the Adept versions of the weapons which will drop in Destiny when Age of Triumph goes live.

All raid weapons return, but Primaries have changed. If one of these Legendary weapons drop while participating in a raid, it will no longer have an Elemental Primary; however, there will be an Adept version of the Primary.

Fatebringer, which we used as an example before, will drop in either Legendary form or as the new exotic form with elemental damage when the raid being participate in is part of the weekly playlist.

Basically, the Adept version of Legendary weapons will drop during the Weekly Playlist, but the usual form will drop in the raid if is not part of the playlist that week.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – Adept Weapons

Abyss Defiant

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Anguish of Drystan

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Atheons Epilogue

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Chaos Dogma

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Doom of Chelchis

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Fang of Ir Yut

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Fatebringer

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Fever and Remedy

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Genesis Chain

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Oversoul Edict

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Praedyths Timepiece

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Smite of Merain

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Steel Medulla

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Vision of Confluence

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Word of Crota

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Zaoulis Bane

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Destiny: Age of Triumph will go live on Tuesday, March 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK. Patch notes are expected on Monday.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – here’s a look at Raid armor from King’s Fall, Wrath of the Machine, more

23 Mar

We gave you a look at screens for two Raids and one of the strike in Destiny: Age of Triumph here, now have a look at some of the spiffy gear your Hunter, Warlock or Titan will be sporting.

Images of the Destiny weapons will be posted in another piece, as there are around 70 images for the armor alone.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – Gear Sets

Hunter

Crota’s End

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King’s Fall

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Vault of Glass

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Wrath of the Machine

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Gear Sets

Titan

Crota’s End

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King’s Fall

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Vault of Glass

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Wrath of the Machine

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Gear Sets

Warlock

Crota’s End

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King’s Fall

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Vault of Glass
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Wrath of the Machine

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With the lovely gear and weapons to ran, players will also be working to fill out the largest Record Book to date as they participate in Weekly Story and Feature Raid Playlists. Revisit Vault of Glass and Crota’s End to grab the gear in this post, as well as the Adept Raid weaponsOrnaments and other goodies which can be picked up in Treasure of Ages loot boxes.

Destiny: Age of Triumph will go live on Tuesday, March 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK. Patch notes are expected on Monday.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – here’s a look at Raid armor from King’s Fall, Wrath of the Machine, more

23 Mar

We gave you a look at screens for two Raids and one of the strike in Destiny: Age of Triumph here, now have a look at some of the spiffy gear your Hunter, Warlock or Titan will be sporting.

Images of the Destiny weapons will be posted in another piece, as there are around 70 images for the armor alone.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – Gear Sets

Hunter

Crota’s End

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King’s Fall

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Vault of Glass

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Wrath of the Machine

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Gear Sets

Titan

Crota’s End

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King’s Fall

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Vault of Glass

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Wrath of the Machine

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Gear Sets

Warlock

Crota’s End

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King’s Fall

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Vault of Glass
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Wrath of the Machine

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With the lovely gear and weapons to ran, players will also be working to fill out the largest Record Book to date as they participate in Weekly Story and Feature Raid Playlists. Revisit Vault of Glass and Crota’s End to grab the gear in this post, as well as the Adept Raid weaponsOrnaments and other goodies which can be picked up in Treasure of Ages loot boxes.

Destiny: Age of Triumph will go live on Tuesday, March 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK. Patch notes are expected on Monday.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – here’s at look at Vault of Glass, Crota’s End, Shadow Thief Strike

23 Mar

You’ve seen the Destiny: Age of Triumph launch trailer, now you can look over numerous screenshots of the raids and some Treasure of Ages loot.

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Age of Triumph is the final, live update to Destiny, what with Destiny 2 reportedly releasing in September.

There will be plenty to do and celebrate in the meantime, as you well know.

Along with the new Record Book, there are Weekly Story and Feature Raid Playlists, Vault of Glass and Crota’s End enhancements, new Gear, Adept Raid weaponsOrnaments, Blue Flames from the Nightfall Strike return, and much, much more.

Have a look at images of the Raids and some of the contents found in the new loot boxes below. We’ll post images of the armor and weapons in another post. This should help out the folks who view the site on mobile a bit.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – Crota’s End Raid

Crota’s End – Heroic

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Vault of Glass

Vault of Glass – Heroic

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Vault of Glass – Action

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Crota’s End – Action

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Shadow Thief Strike Heroic

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Shadow Thief Strike Action

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Treasure of Ages: Some Content

Ghosts

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Sparrow

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Destiny: Age of Triumph will go live on Tuesday, March 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK. Patch notes are expected on Monday.

The Destiny: Age of Triumph launch trailer will hopefully tide you over until release next week

23 Mar

Destiny: Age of Triumph is out next week, and you can give the launch trailer a watch below.

The final live update for Destiny 1 goes live on March 28, and includes all sorts of fun things to earn just for revisiting all the raids. It also includes the largest Record Book to date, the new Daybreak Nightfall modifier, and more.

Here’s a quick recap in case you missed any of the previous posts on Destiny: Age of Triumph.

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Players will complete new, and reprised quests and replay Story missions in Heroic Mode on a weekly playlist, earn Emblems, participate in Raids with Challenge Modes, earn new gear and Adept Raid weapons. There are 16 of the latter which can be earned when completing Challenges in the featured Raids.

All Raids now include a 390 Light Heroic Mode, and Vault of Glass and Crota’s End have been enhanced with new Boss Challenges. A Weekly Featured Raid has been added to the Director and will activate all Challenges for the selected Raid and “provide the best rewards.”

Raids now offer max level gear and new Ornaments and once the Weekly Featured Raid is completed, players will earn Mastery Tokens for Raid Ornaments. Blue Flames also return for who completed the weekly Nightfall Strike.

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Players will also earn, or can buy, the new Treasure of Ages loot box which contains either new items or every Eververse item to date. The boxes will also contain the new Age of Triumph armor and new shaders, and new weapon Ornaments.

Finally, “Please” and “Thank You” emotes will be available for free at the Emote Collection in the Tower.

Hopefully, all of this will hold you over until Destiny 2 arrives, reportedly on September 8. Nothing as been confirmed by Bungie on that end obviously, but it hasn’t officially denied the contents of the rumored leak from this morning.

Destiny: Age of Triumph will go live on Tuesday, March 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK.

Patch notes are expected on Monday.

Resident Evil 7 cut content: zombies who reacted to breathing, the Bakers pet dog Diane

23 Mar

Capcom has released the first in a series of “making of” videos for Resident Evil 7, chronicling the game’s development

In the video, titled Making Of Part One: Beginning Hours, the team behind Resident Evil 7 discuss the game’s conception along with various ideas which ultimately didn’t make it into the game.

According to director Koshi Nakanishi, one thing which didn’t make the cut, which he wished would have been kept, was the Baker Family’s dog, Diane. She was originally part of the dinner scene, before eventually being pulled at some point during development.

Executive producer Jun Takeuchi said in the video one of the game’s zombie prototypes would have reacted to human breathing. It order for the player to make their way around it, they would have had to hold their breath using a controller button.

A breath gauge would pop up showing the player how much breath they had left. Once the player ran out of breath and had to take one, if they zombie heard them, they’d grab the player and the fight would be on.

This prototype was cut due to testers tensing up and holding their own breath during these segments.

“It was a great idea on paper but we ditched that because we thought doing that for 15 hours would give people hypoxia.”

It’s a really interesting video and you should give it a watch. Once Part 2 is available, we’ll be sure to post it.

Resident Evil 7 is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The next Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games will be on-hand at EA Play during E3 2017

23 Mar

EA has announced some of the games those attending its E3 2017 satellite event, EA Play, will be able to try their hand at.

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Those who attend the event will be able to go hands on with the next Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games along with upcoming EA Sports titles Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 and NBA LIVE 18.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is slated for a holiday 2017 release so it’s a rather obvious entry in the line-up. Same with the new Need for Speed title, as it’s expected to be released sometime before March 2018.

According to the company, that “isn’t all,” as it will have more to share on the event and what’ll be on-hand in the coming months.

We’re hoping we’ll hear at least something on Visceral’s Star Wars game, even if it’s not due until sometime before the rapture. We just want to know more about it.

EA Originals Fe and Sea of Solitude will probably pop up, and we’ll likely hear more on how EA plans to support Switch with titles other than FIFA 18.

You never know, but we might see a tease at least on Dragon Age 4 if it’s on the slate. If so, we can probably expect it sometime around 2019 or 2020. If we’re lucky, earlier, but we’re not putting money on that horse.

Those who are unable to attend EA Play will be able to watch the goings on at home online. Throughout the three-day event the company plans to provide detailed gameplay deep dives, competitive events and interviews with the development teams.

As usual, EA will host a press conference and livestream it, and to keep yourself up-to-date, you can  sign up with EA for notifications on the schedule.

The EA Play event runs June 10-12, and tickets for the event will be made available starting April 20 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK. More details on how to obtain tickets will come closer to that date.

The next Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games will be on-hand at EA Play during E3 2017

23 Mar

EA has announced some of the games those attending its E3 2017 satellite event, EA Play, will be able to try their hand at.

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Those who attend the event will be able to go hands on with the next Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games along with upcoming EA Sports titles Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 and NBA LIVE 18.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is slated for a holiday 2017 release so it’s a rather obvious entry in the line-up. Same with the new Need for Speed title, as it’s expected to be released sometime before March 2018.

According to the company, that “isn’t all,” as it will have more to share on the event and what’ll be on-hand in the coming months.

We’re hoping we’ll hear at least something on Visceral’s Star Wars game, even if it’s not due until sometime before the rapture. We just want to know more about it.

EA Originals Fe and Sea of Solitude will probably pop up, and we’ll likely hear more on how EA plans to support Switch with titles other than FIFA 18.

You never know, but we might see a tease at least on Dragon Age 4 if it’s on the slate. If so, we can probably expect it sometime around 2019 or 2020. If we’re lucky, earlier, but we’re not putting money on that horse.

Those who are unable to attend EA Play will be able to watch the goings on at home online. Throughout the three-day event the company plans to provide detailed gameplay deep dives, competitive events and interviews with the development teams.

As usual, EA will host a press conference and livestream it, and to keep yourself up-to-date, you can  sign up with EA for notifications on the schedule.

The EA Play event runs June 10-12, and tickets for the event will be made available starting April 20 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK. More details on how to obtain tickets will come closer to that date.

The next Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games will be on-hand at EA Play during E3 2017

23 Mar

EA has announced some of the games those attending its E3 2017 satellite event, EA Play, will be able to try their hand at.

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Those who attend the event will be able to go hands on with the next Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games along with upcoming EA Sports titles Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 and NBA LIVE 18.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is slated for a holiday 2017 release so it’s a rather obvious entry in the line-up. Same with the new Need for Speed title, as it’s expected to be released sometime before March 2018.

According to the company, that “isn’t all,” as it will have more to share on the event and what’ll be on-hand in the coming months.

We’re hoping we’ll hear at least something on Visceral’s Star Wars game, even if it’s not due until sometime before the rapture. We just want to know more about it.

EA Originals Fe and Sea of Solitude will probably pop up, and we’ll likely hear more on how EA plans to support Switch with titles other than FIFA 18.

You never know, but we might see a tease at least on Dragon Age 4 if it’s on the slate. If so, we can probably expect it sometime around 2019 or 2020. If we’re lucky, earlier, but we’re not putting money on that horse.

Those who are unable to attend EA Play will be able to watch the goings on at home online. Throughout the three-day event the company plans to provide detailed gameplay deep dives, competitive events and interviews with the development teams.

As usual, EA will host a press conference and livestream it, and to keep yourself up-to-date, you can  sign up with EA for notifications on the schedule.

The EA Play event runs June 10-12, and tickets for the event will be made available starting April 20 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK. More details on how to obtain tickets will come closer to that date.

New Prey video features quite a bit of gameplay, shows how only Morgan can save the world

23 Mar

A new video for Prey has been released, and it features plenty of gameplay along with information on Morgan, the character you’ll play.

In Prey, Morgan Yu is not only trying to fight off the Typhons aboard Talos I, but is also trying to figure out who they are, exactly.

Along the way, Morgan will learn which powers, abilities and weapons can be used, and make some hard choices as well.

The video also features some tidbits on the end game and the other inhabitants of Talos I and there are sequences featuring developer commentary.

Prey will be released worldwide on May 5 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

GTA Online Double GTA$ & RP on Rockstar Created Special Vehicle races extended into next week

23 Mar

Rockstar is extending Double GTA$ & RP bonuses in GTA Online on all 20 Rockstar Created Special Vehicle Races from Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit into next week.

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Rockstar Verified Stunt Races are also getting the Double GTA$ & RP this week in GTA Online. The verified races this week are Black and Yellow, Gordo, Love Canyon, Rocket Kars and Meuy’s Grand Line.

Garage Properties are also on sale for 25% off along with sports class vehicles Bravado Sprunk Buffalo, Declasse Drift Tampa, Dinka Jester and the Ocelot Lynx. The MTL Dune is 25% off and the discount also applies to throwables and explosives.

Below you will find schedules for Premium Races and Time Trials.

Premium Races

  • 3/21 – 3/27: “Drop Ship” (locked to Ruiner 2000)
  • 3/28 – 4/3: “Island Hopping” (locked to Blazer Aqua)

Time Trials

  • 3/20 – 3/26: “Coast to Coast”
  • 3/27 – 4/2: “Casino”

The Double GTA$ and RP bonuses will remain in place through Wednesday, March 29.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – here’s a look at the Raid Gear, weapons and new Exotics

22 Mar

Today’s final Destiny: Age of Triumph livestream discussed the sandbox update to the game, and the studio showed off some of the armor players will be donning along with ornaments.

As previously reported, there will be new armor available in Destiny when Age of Triumph goes live.

The devs also said previously all raid gear will have two ornament slots, and they confirmed this again today but only showed off one slot.

We’ve taken a few screencaps of the flashy armor, and as usual, please forgive the poor quality.

Returning Raid Gear with Ornaments

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During the stream today, as you can see in Arekkz’s video above, the team at Bungie showed off Vex-themed gear which will be made available through the Vault of Glass raid. The old look is posted above, but in Age of Triumph, the armor turns blue and pulsates with an energy effect when an ornament is applied.

Gear from Crota’s End, the raid in Ocean of Storms on the Moon, is getting some flash as well as you can see below.

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One of the cool things about the Crota’s End set, as well as the King’s Fall and Wrath of the Machine armor below, and essentially all of the raid gear, is that if the player is hit the energy effect goes away. It will rebuild itself, but it provides a way for a teammate to know when another in the group has been hit.

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The Ornaments to make the gear look like the images above are Age of Triumph specific so when completing a raid, they are automatically earned. The best part, is you can apply the ornament to any raid gear set – not just for the gear tied to that particular raid.

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The Bespoke set above is from Age of Triumph, but as Arekkz notes, it’s a bit of a recycle job as it’s based on previous gear. Just a different color. However, when a player revisits raids by participating in the Speaker’s new quests, all three classes will earn class items such as Chroma customization options. This is how you can make the armor look different than what is seen above.

Those armor pieces come from Treasure of Ages loot boxes, and three can be earned per week.

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Weapons

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Along with Age of Triumph comes the return of elemental primaries, as previously reported.

All raid weapons will be making a return, such as Fatebringer, Praedyth’s Revenge and Vision of Confluence. Specials and Heavies will remain the same. However, Primaries will be different. When doing a raid, if the player gets a legendary drop, it will not have an element, but there will be an Adept version of the Primary.

For example: Fatebringer will drop in either legendary form or as the new exotic form with elemental damage. You can see how the ornament looks for it in the video at the 8:08 mark which shows Arc damage. That said, it will only drop when the raid is part of the weekly playlist.

We know the first raid in the weekly playlist when Age of Triumph launches will be Crota’s End, so if you get a Primary drop it will be the adept version. In other words, if you want a chance at an adept version of a weapon, you will need to try your hand at the weekly playlist raid.

Speaking of Crota’s End, Black Hammer will not make a return so you will have to make due with Black Spindle. So, there will be no 400 light version of Black Hammer, sadly.

Another change has been made to an exotic weapon, and its the Necrochasm auto rifle. It will now make all enemies explode when killed, and damage adjacent enemies. Before, this only occurred if the player landed a precision kill.

The stream also took a look at ornaments for weapons such as Dragon’s Breath, No Land Beyond and Suros Regime.

Suros has two: one is black and yellow and the other is an inverted scheme of the original look. Applying the ornament to Dragon’s Breath will give it a tiger skin pattern, and a camo pattern for No Land Beyond.

Weapon Changes

There will be a slight boost applied to Auto Rifles, which will make Necrochasm a lot better than at present, according to Arekkz. These weapons will now be more potent at close range.

Hand Cannons are getting nerfed slightly by having their range dialed back by about three meters. This is to put the weapons in a better position against the Primaries to make them more viable.

Also, the health regeneration nerfs have been rolled back slightly as well.

Skorri’s Revenge, the legendary pulse rifle, is more balanced and will only trigger full Super when a kill is landed. When the kill is landed and the Super is full, this will speed the charge rate of Super abilities for all nearby allies for one minute – again, if you get a kill while your Super is full.

Sidearms will respawn with ammo as always, but now with only one magazine. Special ammo crates will also reload the player’s weapon like with how the heavy weapon crates work.

There will be more detailed information once the patch notes for Age of Triumph are posted on Monday, March 27.

Destiny: Age of Triumph will go live on Tuesday, March 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK.

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Fixing Switch’s left Joy-Con desync issue could be as simple as a black piece of foam [UPDATE]

22 Mar

If you sent your Joy-Con off for repair, it’s quite possible all it took to fix the connectivity issue with your Switch controller, was a little piece of black foam. Since the story went live this morning, Nintendo has issued a statement on the matter.

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Update

Nintendo told Kotaku the issue with the controller wasn’t a design flaw and there were no “widespread proactive repair or replacement efforts” underway.

Instead, the issue was due to a “manufacturing variation” causing wireless interference with a “small number” of left Joy-Cons. Furthermore, the company told the site there won’t be future issues with the Joy-Con as the said manufacturing variation was corrected at “the factory level.”

This pretty much confirms what CNET found when it ordered a new Switch console, and didn’t experience issues with the controller.

Finally, Nintendo said it has found a “simple fix” can be made improve connectivity – the black foam piece, we reckon.

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That’s according to a report from CNET Australia (thanks, Siliconera), which sent its left Joy-Con controller off to Nintendo for a fix.

According to the site, when the Switch controller was sent back, the only difference seen was the addition of a small square of black foam in the bottom right placed on top of the antenna traces.

CNET believes this is a “a piece of conductive foam” treated with either nickel, copper or both which is said to keep electronics from encountering radio-frequency interference. RFI issues can be caused by household items such as microwaves.

The site tested its theory and removed the piece of foam. Connectivity issues started up once more. To further test the theory, CNET purchased another Switch console and found there weren’t any connectivity issues with the left Joy-Con.

Upon taking the housing apart, it was noted the controller didn’t have the same piece of foam as the one sent off for service.

The site figures Nintendo has found a fix for the issue, and that new stock doesn’t have the same connectivity issues. That said, there were many Switch owners who didn’t experience these issues.

Large PlayStation exclusives sale includes discounts on Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, more

22 Mar

Sony is hosting a rather nice sale through the PlayStation Store, where you can take up to 55% off PS3, PS4 and Vita-exclusives. Also, your Deal of the Week on the store is PES 2017 for both PS3 and PS4.

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From today, PS4 games like Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered and Bloodborne are on sale.

The list is rather large, so only PS4 titles are listed below; however, if you head over to UK PlayStation Store you can see the full list and regional pricing. North American customers can look over the sales through here.

The Only on PlayStation sale runs through April 5.

PS Store Only on PlayStation Sale (PS4)

  • Alienation
  • Alienation Conqueror’s Pack
  • Alienation Dlc Season Pass
  • Alienation Survivor’s Pack
  • Alienation Veteran Heroes Pack
  • Alienation Weapons Supply Pack
  • Ape Escape 2
  • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Bloodborne
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
  • Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition
  • Bound
  • Counterspy
  • Driveclub (various)
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
  • Doki-doki Universe
  • Entwined
  • Escape Plan
  • Escape Plan Collection
  • Escape Plan the Director’s Cut
  • Escape Plan – the Asylum
  • Escape Plan – the Underground
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Everybody’s Tennis
  • Fantavision
  • Fat Princess Adventures
  • Fat Princess Adventures Mega Loot Bundle
  • Flower
  • Forbidden Siren
  • Guns Up! Battle Support Pack
  • Guns Up! Defence Budget Pack
  • Guns Up! War Chest Pack
  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -sign-
  • Helldivers Reinforcements Mega Bundle
  • Helldivers Masters of the Galaxy Edition
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack 2
  • Helldivers: Super-earth Ultimate Edition
  • Hardware: Rivals
  • Heavy Rain
  • Here They Lie
  • Hohokum
  • Hustle Kings VRr
  • Hustle Kings VR – Upgrade
  • Insurgent Pack
  • Intercept Online Co-op Expansion Pack
  • Journey
  • Journey Collector’s Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept Online Co-op Mode (standalone)
  • Killzone Shadow Fall and Season Pass Bundle
  • Knack
  • Kinetica
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • Parappa The Rapper 2
  • Playstation VR Worlds
  • Primal
  • Resogun
  • Resogun Season Pass
  • Resogun Wipeout Ship Bundle
  • Resogun – Heroes Expansion
  • Resogun: Defenders Expansion Pack
  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rise of the Kasai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle
  • Super Stardust Ultra
  • Super Stardust Ultra Vr
  • The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (standalone)
  • The Mark of Kri
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Tomorrow Children Frontier Pack
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Tumble VR
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Edition
  • Uncharted 1: Drake’s Fortune Remastered
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Until Dawn
  • War of the Monsters
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Flow
  • Flow Expansion Pack
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Infamous Second Son + Infamous First Light
  • Infamous Second Son Legendary Edition
  • Infamous First Light

From today through April 5, there’s also the Totally Digital Sale going on, where when you buy one game, you get the other free. Of course, the less expensive of the two is the freebie.

PS Store Totally Digital – Buy One, Get One Free

  • 10 Second Ninja X
  • 101 Ways to Die
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • ARCADE GAME SERIES 3-in-1 Pack
  • Active Soccer 2 DX
  • Alone With You
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Arcade Archives (Various)
  • Armikrog
  • Art of Balance
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Bears Can’t Drift!?
  • Bedlam
  • BlazeRush
  • Bombing Busters
  • Brick Breaker
  • Cel Damage HD
  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
  • Corridor Z
  • Crystal Rift
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
  • FEZ
  • Foul Play
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing
  • Grow Home
  • Grow Up
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
  • KILLALLZOMBIES
  • Knock-Knock
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Season Pass
  • Leo’s Fortune
  • Letter Quest Remastered
  • Level 22
  • Machinarium
  • Mahjong
  • Manual Samuel
  • MotoGP™14 Compact
  • Nano Assault NEO-X
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
  • Nova-111
  • Organ Trail Complete Edition
  • Pang Adventures
  • Paranautical Activity
  • Penarium
  • Pumped BMX +
  • Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut
  • RACE THE SUN ®
  • REPLAY: VHS is not dead
  • Retro City Rampage™ DX
  • Riptide GP2
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Risk of Rain
  • Rock’N Racing Off Road DX
  • Rollers of the Realm™
  • Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
  • Siralim
  • Sky Force Anniversary
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Spheroids
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  • Subject 13
  • Super Toy Cars
  • Tachyon Project
  • Tetraminos
  • The Fall
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Tiny Brains
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops
  • Toren
  • Total Jigsaw
  • UNMECHANICAL: EXTENDED EDITION
  • Ultratron
  • Virginia – The Game
  • the Castle Game

Finally, you can also save on Totally Digital pre-orders, not included in the Buy One, Get One Free offer.

PS Store Totally Digital Digital Pre-Order Discounts

  • Blackwood Crossing
  • Butcher
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Late Shift
  • Loco Roco Remastered
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Nex Machina
  • Parappa the Rappa Remastered
  • Polybius
  • Rain World
  • Rise and Shine
  • Snake Pass
  • Sundered
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wonder Boy
  • Yonder

Pokemon GO Water Festival increases encounter rate for Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile

22 Mar

The latest Pokemon GO in-game event, the Water Festival, has kicked off.

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During the event, Pokemon GO players are more likely to encounter Water-type Pokemon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions.

Trainers will also have a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokrmon originally discovered in the Johto region, which recently began appearing in the game. This occurs when exploring areas where Water-types more commonly appear.

To coincide with the festivities, beginning today Trainers will also have access to a new avatar wardrobe item, the Magikarp Hat.

The Pokemon GO Water Festival will end next week on March 29 at 1pm PT/4pm Et/9pm UK.

Yesterday, the game was also updated to version 0.59.1 for Android and 1.29.1 for iOS. The notes state the seven-day First PokeStop of the Day streak will now award a random Evolution item.

There were also minor text fixes applied.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Title Update 2 out on PC, allows you to turn radios off by default – patch notes

22 Mar

Title Update 2 for Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available today for PC, and finally, players will be able to turn the radios off by default.

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The update for Ghost Recon: Wildlands also allows the user to choose the type of vehicle they want to spawn when using the Drop Vehicle rebel skill.

Those who like to play with the HUD hidden will now be able to select the type of intel they want to collect when they interact with files or NPCs.

According to the development team, all areas of the game from gameplay content to connectivity and stability tweaks have been worked on. Also, an XP farming exploit related to the Rebellion Rising mission, which created interference with the co-op experience, has been fixed.

Various fixes and tweaks related to trophy and weapon packs unlocking have been applied. And issue related to the Charactersmith model not being positioned correctly has also been fixed.

As with previous patches, players in-game will need to reboot to apply it, and in order to play co-op, all the players will need to have the same version of the game.

Title Update 2 will be made available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, March 23. It is up to 5GB on PC in size and approximately 3GB on consoles.

PC specific fixes and improvements are at the end of the notes, but it’s worth pointing out the Home, End, Insert, Delete, Page Up, and Page Down keys can now be remapped.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Title Update 2 Patch Notes

Missions and Narration

  • Adjusted various missions markers & GPS pathfinding.
  • Adjusted various mission triggers in order to smoothen the player’s progress and game experience.
  • Fixed situations where dialogue and barks would not trigger correctly.
  • Fixed infinite XP farming exploit on “Rebellion Rising” mission.
  • NPCs now exit the vehicle properly in “Stop the Convoy” missions

These missions are now unlocked correctly for players who reported issues:

  • Gold Rush
  • Sueño’s proposition
  • Sandoval Dead body
  • El Cerebro

The following missions are now replayable:

  • El Cerebro
  • Boss missions
  • Sandoval confession
  • Western cocaine cache

User Interface

  • Players can now select what intel they want to collect, even with all the HUD options turned off.
  • Fixed Character hiding behind menus in certain situations.
  • HUD now updates when XP boosters are activated.
  • Trophy requirements adjustments: The Champion, Eagle-Eyed, With a Pistol
  • Fixed some weapon packs not unlocking properly: Underbarrels & Rails Pack

Co-Op

  • Fixed a bug where hits would register with a 0.5-second lag.
  • Fixed kick/ban vote notifications.
  • Fixed game freezes in 4-player sessions.

Corrected various replication issues, such as:

  • Paint jobs & attachments not showing correctly in the lobby
  • Rebel Radio explosion not synchronizing
  • Sniper scope glare effect not synchronizing
  • Players seen running beside VHC/bike they should be sitting in
  • Suppressor not synchronizing when removed from a vehicle’s shooting position
  • Burning corpses from systemic events
  • Explosion not replicating if the distance is too high

The following achievements should now be awarded in the two missions below:

  • A Better Mousetrap
  • The Cluster Bomber

Connectivity

  • Fixed various disconnection bugs.
  • Fixed a bug where the user could not reconnect to a previous session.
  • Fixed errors when looking for public sessions.

Gameplay

  • Players can now select the vehicle they want to spawn when using the “Drop Vehicle” rebel skill.
  • Fixed XP awarded when killing an enemy undetected.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes vehicle seats could stay booked after NPC exiting.
  • Fixed a bug where the player would take cover too far from certain props.
  • Players can no longer teleport to safe houses while being hunted.
  • The Medical Helicopter will now spawn correctly in the Tabacal area side-mission.
  • Fixed bikes not slowing down in water.
  • Fixed flash grenades not stopping detection.
  • Fixed an occasional instant game-over when falling off a dirt bike.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the player could not tag enemies after hot joining.
  • Adjusted damage caused by explosives in Arcade difficulty.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes pilots didn’t die after AI helicopter crash.
  • Fixed a situation where sometimes vehicles disappeared when driving at high speeds.

Audio

  • Added a feature allowing the player to mute every radio in-game.
  • Fixed Car radio not functioning in various situations.
  • Amplified the radio voice effects to avoid player confusing El Sueño’s voice on the radio and the one of the Ghosts.
  • Introduction video mix enhanced.

Graphics

  • Fixed player models appearing with twisted limbs if they were killed in certain positions.
  • Fixed low-resolution textures appearing while aiming/driving.
  • Fixed camera clipping through some textures & props.
  • Fixed missing textures in certain environments.
  • Fixed drone showing blur effect on objects.
  • Fixed the textures flickering when using parachute or helicopter.

Stability

  • Fixed various crashes.
  • Fixed an occasional infinite loading screen after validating settings at first launch.

World

  • Fixed various world building glitches.
  • Fixed some world parts where the player could get stuck.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Title Update 2 PC Specific Patch Notes

Graphics

  • Added the SMAA anti-aliasing mode.
  • Added a notification for anti-aliasing recommendations in multi GPU setups.
  • Addressed a series of issues causing flickering in multi GPU setups.
  • Fixed an issue with HUD scaling in 4 monitor multi display setups.

User experience and interface

  • Added support to bind Home, End, Insert, Delete, Page Up and Page Down keys.
  • Added several menu navigation improvements with mouse and keyboard.
  • Added a notification if the video driver is outdated.
  • Added a notification when the system is low on free RAM and starts writing to the virtual memory.
  • Fixed a HUD issue in co-op for users who have already completed the selected mission.
  • Fixed the Pitch icon display when using mouse to steer helicopters.

Co-Op

  • Fixed an issue with co-op sharing of systemic activities.
  • Fixed the use of Push to Talk in the co-op lobby.

Controls

  • Changed the Enable Controller default option to Only Gamepads.
  • Addressed a number of issues with the Steam Controller icons and functionality.

Performance

  • Addressed a series of random crashes encountered by users.
  • Fixed an issue causing framerate drops when the saving icon was being displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the menu was lagging while running the game on a Hard Disk Drive.
  • Solved an issue with VRAM bar update when lowering Resolution scaling.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed a bug on the Medication Air Transport mission in Tabacal.
  • Fixed an issue with character poses in Ansel.
  • Solved a controls issue where one couldn’t sprint from crouch or prone position.

The Recon Tech Special Edition is the first in a new series of Xbox One controllers

21 Mar

Those in the market for a new Xbox One Wireless Controller may want to have a look at the new Tech Series.

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The controller you see above is the first Xbox One Wireless Controller in the series, and it’s called the Recon Tech Special Edition.

Microsoft said the team which designed it was “inspired by military technology and performance patterns,” exploring combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear concepts.

It featured a laser etched texture along with gold accents and insignia on the front of the controller. The back sports a textured diamond rubberized grip.

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Of course, it also has the same features as other Xbox One Wireless Controllers, it just looks different.

The controller will go on sale worldwide April 25 for $69.99 or your regional equivalent.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Variety Map Pack out today on PS4

21 Mar

The Variety Map Pack is now available for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

As previously reported, the Variety Map Pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains four upgraded maps and 10 Rare Supply Drops, the latter of which are worth $20.

The maps are Broadcast, Chinatown, Creek and Killhouse.

The pack will run $14.99 or your regional equivalent.

Available now on PlayStation 4, the Variety Map Pack will release later on PC and Xbox One.

Horizon: Zero Dawn update 1.10 adjusts item economy, fixes loads of progression and technical issues, more

21 Mar

Horizon: Zero Dawn players should log into the game today and download the latest patch.

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According to Guerrilla Games, along with fixing progression, technical issues and crashes in Horizon: Zero Dawn, it also comes with new features.

A patch can’t solve all your problems, but maybe our Horizon Zero Dawn guide and walkthrough can.

Guerrilla warns the patch notes may contain spoilers, so if you haven’t finished the game or play it yet, you may wish to avert your eyes.

One more thing: an issue occurs in 1.10 when the player buys an outfit or weapon they already own. This will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

Horizon: Zero Dawn 1.10 Patch Notes

Additions

  • Added the ability to press and hold [X] to buy multiple items from merchants.
  • Added an option to invert the X-axis from the controls tab on the settings menu.

Adjustments

  • Made several minor adjustments to the item economy (drop rate, distribution, cost etc.).
  • Made several adjustments to humanoid and machine AI.
  • Made minor adjustments to 2.1 stereo mix on menu sounds.

Fixes

Progression Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Point of the Spear” where some players could be teleported outside the quest area during the objective “Loot the Sawtooth Carcass”.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Point of the Spear” where some players could buy fire arrows from Karst rather than crafting them.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Proving” where players would be put back into the last checkpoint for the quest, making it impossible to continue the game.
  • Fixed an issue in “The War-Chief’s Trail” where fast- travelling away and back when Sona reached the cliff would sometimes prevent Sona’s A.I. from working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in the sub quest “Revenge of the Nora” where some players could be blocked from progressing due to an invisible collision near the third bandit camp.
  • Fixed an issue in the quest “The Sun Shall Fall” where some players fast-travelling immediately after destroying the Sonic Device would be unable to progress upon returning to the gate.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Face of Extinction” where the Day 1 Patch did not offer a solution for the roll over problem of certain players who had side quests active while completing the quest.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “The Forgotten” where it was very difficult for some players to climb the trail to Olara.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where the objective “Return to Ravan” would not complete for some players after collecting the sword.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where no quest marker or breadcrumbing was displayed for some players on the objective “Follow the Tracks”.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where Rokasha went missing for some players if they accepted another quest while following the blood trail and then reloaded their save data after speaking to Keadi.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where Nasan would be walking around in the courtyard and could not be interacted with by some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Luck of the Hunt” where dropping boar skins after collecting all 4 would cause the boar skin objective to be unobtainable for some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Healer’s Oath” where Patch 1.04 did not offer a retroactive solution for certain players who were unable to progress after dropping the Thunderjaw heart from the Special Items tab.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Traitor’s Bounty” where Vanasha would not appear on the objective “Talk to Vanasha” after finishing “The Face of Extinction” for some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Hunter’s Blind” where the “Show on map” option on the Quest screen was grayed out and no quest marker appeared on the map or compass during the objective “Follow Talanah” for some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the area “Cauldron Xi” where some players were able to escape the core chamber during the “Defend the core” objective.
  • Fixed an issue where some players could clear Corruption Zones from a distance without completing its associated quest and trophy.
  • Fixed several issues where some players could become stuck in bunkers and cauldrons after completing “The Face of Extinction”.

General Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Point of the Spear” where the time of day dialogue option would erroneously unlock when reloading the game, after speaking to Rost at the beginning of the quest.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “A Seeker at the Gates” where the gates of the Embrace were wide open.
  • Fixed an issue in the tribe quest “Revenge of the Nora” where Aloy’s overridden Strider would suddenly become unmountable when following Varl to the Stadium.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “Terror of the Sun” where a redundant save would occur every time the title was reloaded while fighting the Behemoth without any equipment.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Face of Extinction” where a blank grey screen would be visible before the start of the Epilogue 1 sequence.
  • Fixed an issue in the area “Devil’s Grief” where the ground texture showed a visible file path.
  • Fixed an issue where a Tallneck’s datapoint would not unlock if players fast-traveled from their head of instead of rappelling down.
  • Fixed an issue where time would slow down but Concentration would continue to recharge at the same rate when players brought up the weapon wheel.
  • Fixed an issue where some robots would not be counted for the trophy “10 Vulnerable Machines Kills”.
  • Fixed an issue where players would run into various problems if their playtime exceeded 200 hours.
  • Fixed various issues where the UI would display markers, icons, tracks, prompts or values incorrectly.
  • Fixed various issues with dialogue and contextual lines not triggering correctly.
  • Fixed various issues with players clipping through, getting stuck in or falling through geometry.
  • Fixed various issues with machines clipping through geometry and each other.
  • Fixed various issues with animation for humanoids and machines.
  • Fixed various minor issues with players skipping a sequence.
  • Fixed various minor weapons and modifications issues.
  • Fixed various minor framerate issues.

Crash Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Bandit Camps where the game would crash if certain players managed to untie the prisoners after the last bandit had died.
  • Fixed an issue in the Bandit Camps where the game would crash if certain players destroyed the alarm after the last bandit had died.
  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes.

The team said it will continue to work on more fixes and enhancements based on user freedback.