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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.

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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.

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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Destiny: Age of Triumph – here’s a quick recap on Weekly Playlists, The Crucible, Bounties, more

18 Mar

If you missed the Destiny: Age of Triumph livestream earlier this week, Bungie has provided all pertinent information from it as well as a YouTube version for you to watch at leisure.

Luckily, the Age of Triumph information posted below for Destiny has been organized for a quick read by Bungie. So, if you are one of those who mentally shut down when confronted by a wall of text, this post is specifically for you. Because I love you, and only want you to be happy.

Of course, you can also follow the link above and read the entire report for extra nuggets of information, or watch the video from Arekkz who breaks it all down for you.

Without further ado, here’s the information once again.

Destiny – Age of Triumph Details

The Basics

  • Age of Triumph begins with a Quest held by the Speaker
  • The Director will feature a new set of Weekly Featured Activities
  • Daybreak Strikes include the Mayhem modifier from the Crucible
  • Earn three Eververse boxes each week through gameplay
  • The Nightfall buff is back

The Crucible

  • Changes were made to improve matchmaking quality and flexibility in earning rewards.
  • Number of Crucible playlists reduced to help draw Guardians into a more focused set of battlegrounds.
  • Five core playlists in the center row, and one rotating playlist in the top rotator will be added each week.
  • Private Matches will continue to remain on the bottom row.
  • Players who do not own Rise of Iron will find their offering each week in the top rotator. Can feature: Zone Control, Combined Arms, Mayhem Clash, Mayhem Rumble or Doubles modes.
  • Elimination will be available each week; will continue to be replaced with Trials of Osiris each weekend.

A preview of a week featuring Control, Supremacy, Elimination/Trials, Salvage, and Rumble is illustrated below. The following week will feature Clash, Rift, Elimination/Trials, Skirmish, and Rumble Supremacy.

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Bounties

  • Lord Shaxx will continue to offer weekly bounties, and will now offer one for each of the 6v6 core modes offered each week.
  • Daily Crucible bounties have been updated to be more inclusive of Guardians, regardless of which mode they play, which subclass they favor, or if they have a Fireteam available.
  • The Crucible Quartermaster will offer five new bounties each week for different weapon archetypes. This allows the player to earn a variety of Crucible, Iron Banner, and Trials of Osiris weapons from Year 2 and Year 3.
  • There is a Hand Cannon bounty that can reward an Eyasluna.
  • Trials of Osiris bounties have been updated and all are now able to be completed daily while Trials of Osiris is active.
  • Silver and Gold tier bounties will now feature Gear and Weapons from Year 3.

How the Weekly Story Playlist works

Each week, a curated playlist of Destiny story missions will be available and do not feature matchmaking. Fireteam requirements are one to three players, with a recommended 380 Light.

One of the following playlists will be featured each week, with various modifiers:

  • Earth and Moon: Contains missions from the release of Destiny
  • Mars and Venus: Contains missions from the release of Destiny
  • Dark Champions: Contains missions from Destiny: The Dark Below and Destiny: House of Wolves
  • The Taken War: Contains missions from Destiny: The Taken King
  • The Iron Lords: Contains missions from Destiny: Rise of Iron

Players may earn the following rewards:

  • Treasure of Ages: Once per week, rewarded upon first activity completion.
  • Legendary Marks: Five times per week, players will be rewarded with 20 legendary marks upon activity completion.
  • Materials: Five times per week, players will be rewarded with various Planetary Materials, Consumables, or Glimmer upon activity completion.

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As previously reported, the Blue Flames are back. This means that when completing a Nightfall Strike, the Radiant Light EXP will grant increased Reputation and Experience gains until the next Weekly Reset.

At present, Bungie hasn’t provided details on how large the download will be, but in the coming weeks, the studio plans to announce Maintenance and Downtime for Destiny: Age of Triumph update 2.6.0. along with dates and times, console hard drive requirements and more.

There is a final livestream planned for next week on March 22 which will focus on the sandbox update, specifically armor and weapons. Be sure to tune into that.

Destiny: Age of Triumph kicks off on March 28 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Ark: Survival Evolved update v255 for PS4 adds new creatures, more TEK tech

18 Mar

PlayStation 4 users who play Ark: Survival Evolved can now download update v255, which adds additional TEK Tier Technology and dinosaurs.

This is the same update which was released on PC earlier this month, and it will be available for Xbox One owners “very, very soon.”

The free content pack comes with a complete set of TEK building structures, a TEK Forcefield, customizable TEK Autodoors and four new creatures.

It also includes new hairstyle and beard options.

The video above was released back in February, but we’ve posted it again anyway. It gives you a look at what is included in the PS4 update.

Grab The Division Gold Edition for 60% off, Rainbow Six Siege Complete at 33% off through Ubisoft’s Spring Sale

16 Mar

A Spring Sale has kicked off over on the Ubisoft Store, and some of the discounts for PC are rather nice. The Division Gold Edition, for example, is currently 60% off.

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Instead of paying $89.99, the Gold Edition of The Division will run you $36 instead. If you already own the game, but not the Season Pass, it is on sale for 50% off at $19.99. The standard edition of the game is not on sale, it seems.

Expansions Last Stand and Underground are 15% and 25% off, respectively. The Gold Edition is your best bet in this case, because it comes with the game, a gear set, and the Season Pass which includes all the three expansions – Underground, Last Stand and Survival, the latter of which is not on sale.

Various in-game outfit packs for The Division are also on sale.

Rainbow Six Siege: Year 2 Gold Edition is also on sale for 30% off. Instead of paying $79.99, it will run you $55.99.

It comes with the game, the Year 2 Pass which provides access to eight Year 2 operators releasing throughout 2017. You will also have seven-day exclusive access to each. It comes with a 5% renown boost, 10% discount in-shop, extra daily challenges, new DLC with each season, and more.

Alternatively, you can purchase the Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition for $66.99 at 33% off instead of the normal $99.99. It comes with everything available for the game plus Year 2 content and a legacy operator bundle.

Other games on sale through the Ubisoft Store include: South Park: The Stick of Truth for $7.50, the Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass for $29.99, various Assassin’s Creed DLC bundles, Far Cry titles, Anno 2025 and more.

Again, the games on sale through the shop are PC downloads, but Xbox One players can take advantage of the Ubisoft Publishers Sale going on through the Deals With Gold promotion. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is not required to receive the discounts.

Hit up the link to the Ubisoft Store for the entire list. The sale is also going on in the UK and Europe, so when you click the link, it will automatically revert to your region and show prices in your currency.

The sale ends on March 26.

Destiny: Age of Triumph – Weekly Rituals, Treasure of Ages loot boxes, Ornaments, Gear, more

15 Mar

During today’s Destiny livestream, Bungie revealed Age of Triumph will include Loot Boxes with and some rather nice items when completing Weekly Rituals.

This week’s Age of Triumph livestream focused on weekly Rituals coming to Destiny. Bungie also touched upon new rewards that’ll allow people to collect items they have missed from events in the past.

You can get caught up on everything in the easy to digest video from Arekkz above, or push your way through my disjointed recap below.

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Destiny: Age of Triumph – Weekly rituals, Loot Boxes, more

Treasure of Ages loot boxes

According to the stream, the long-running Age of Triumph event in Destiny will drop three Treasure of Ages loot boxes per week. These are earned by completing Strikes, The Crucible and story missions in the featured playlists which is where the term Weekly Rituals comes in.

Treasure of Ages loot boxes include limited time items from previous events players may have missed out on, like the Ghost dressed as a Ghost. These items can also be purchased from the Eververse if you don’t want to rely on the loot boxes, but everything available there will be included in the troves from every live event ever held in-game.

Of course, loot will also include new items but you will have to watch next week’s live stream to find out more on those. We do know there will be Emblems of Ages, Legendary Emotes of Ages, Days of Iron Emblem, Orange Chroma, ornaments for Touch of Malice, Necrochasm, Vex, Mythoclast and Necrochasm.

New Engrams for Silver Dust will be on offer, and these will hand the player a piece of armor from a specific set. Sust can also be traded for Eververse items, and to make things easy, the Vendor will have five tabs featuring all items from Eververse which can be traded for Silver Dust.

Remember, though, none of these Eververse items will carry over into Destiny 2; however, since Destiny 1 isn’t going away anytime soon, all Eververse items bought or traded for Silver Dust will still be available in the first game.

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Weekly Rituals, Shaxx, The Speaker

The Speaker has new quests for players which covering all content areas such as the aforementioned story missions, Strikes, Patrols and some PvP. Bungie didn’t mention Raids in the livestream, but those could be included.

Lord Shaxx, the Crucible Handler located in the Tower, will also offer two weekly bounties focusing around 6v6 activities. One example shown was a Control-type bounty which offered up an Arena Engram for completion.

Weekly Rituals was the main focus of today’s livestream, though, and these will feature various combinations of weekly story missions, Challenge of the Elders, Crucible and others. Heroic playlists will reward the aforementioned Treasure of Ages loot boxes instead of Dawning items, and these Heroic Story Playlists will add modifiers. There will also be five opportunities to earn 20 Marks per week.

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Nightfall Daybreak Modifier, Blue Flames

There will be a Daybreak modifier on the Nightfall Strike which increases the recharge rate. Bungie said this modifier should make the Nightfall bounty more attainable for players. Even with Epic Modifier, enemies in Nightfall won’t be harder while Daybreak is active. That said, DeeJ emphasized the Daybreak modifier was just for fun, so don’t expect the Striker to be easier and will only be available on Nightfall once per month.

Starting March 28 when Age of Triumph launches, there will be one Nightfall Strikes with the Daybreak modifier available every four weeks. That said, if you enjoy the Weekly Nightfall with the Daybreak modifier, you’re in luck: starting on July 18 there will be a Daybreak modifier available once a week for six weeks ending in mid-August.

The six week block was put in place to probably ensure people finish the Age of Triumph book by end of August, as Destiny 2 is said to be coming sometime the following month. A release date has not been announced, obviously.

Titans will also be able to color the Twilight Garrison Exotic chest armor, which is fun.

And one more thing: Blue Flames are back. When completing Nightfall, players were engulfed in blue flames which was a Nightfall buff which remained for an entire week. This increased the player’s XP from all activities and will do so again when Age of Triumph launches.

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Next week on March 22, Bungie will discuss the Age of Triumph Sandbox update along with new gear, the Raids, and the return of iconic Raid weapons and of course, ornaments. Armor we’ll get to see next week includes Berserk, Airborne, Arc Burn, Brawler, and Daybreak and more.

The livestream will kick off at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK.

Destiny: Age of Triumph releases on March 28.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind screenshots show off the expansion’s new PvP mode

11 Mar

Here’s a new batch of screenshots for The Elder Scrolls Online, which take a look at the new Battlegrounds PvP mode in the Morrowind expansion.

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As previously reported, Battlegrounds in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is the PvP Mode included with the June expansion.

Players will participate in 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments over in the Ashlands region of Vvardenfell.

Along with the new PvP content, the Vvardenfell zone in the expansion will be the largest added to the MMORPG since launch, and it also includes the new Warden class and more.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind takes place 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls 3, and releases on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One June 6.

The Division – here’s everything we know about Year 2, so far

9 Mar

If you missed yesterday’s livestream for The Division, here’s a recap.

In the video above from Arekkz, he goes over the finer points of information from The Division livestream.

Expect to hear talking points on loadouts, seasons, feats and other content coming with the free, summer expansion.

As previously reported, there will be two expansions released for The Division this year, both will be free and released simultaneously on all three platforms.

Players can expect the first content drop in July or early August, and the second expansion during winter.

The second content drop will have more narrative weight, but no additional details were provided other than it releases later this year – either this fall or in the winter.

Also, as a reminder, those who log into the game from today through March 16 will be handed Anniversary items.

Hit up the links for more information on The Division Year 2, and the anniversary goodies.

The Division Year 2 – everything on Seasons, Feats, Loadouts, more from today’s livestream

8 Mar

While Ubisoft Massive hasn’t come up with a name for The Division’s Year 2 content, it has plenty of things in store for players this year.

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First up, the healing boost in Last Stand will be fixed when The Division goes down for maintenance tomorrow. Also, the developer is still working on bringing a Public Test Server to consoles.

It really wants to allows players on all platforms to participate in the PTR. So hopefully, the studio can work this out with Microsoft and Sony soon as Massive plans to put both expansions on the PTR for feedback.

Now, on to more information pertaining to Year 2, specifically the first content drop.

The Division Year 2 – Expansion One

As previously reported, there will be two expansions released, both will be free and released simultaneously on all three platforms.

The first update is coming in this summer, with a release date slated for late July or early August. That said, it will be shipped when “it’s done” to make sure everything is ready and working properly – similar to the release of update 1.4.

Massive said this due to remaining committed to the game by providing “fun and balanced content” and in the meantime, it will keep releasing bug fixes, client patches, balance updates throughout the year as a part of its “long-term commitment” to The Division.

Loadouts

The first expansion includes the oft-requested Loadouts feature. Players will notice a tab called loadouts with six slots. Here is where the players can save an equipped loadout which can be switched to any time and reequipped. So, depending on the situation, the player can just go to a loadout tab select the one they want and its equipped. Two button presses, and boom, there ya go.

Loadouts include skills and talents, not just gear and weapons.

The team is also looking into creating template builds, and while these will not be in the game before this summer, its is an expansion they wish to add. Massive feels this will help both casual and hardcore players who want to experiment or become more familiar with the basic loadout opportunities.

Seasons

Expansion One will also include Seasons, although that may not be what it’s called at launch. These are limited, timed events that feature a number of activities with a modifier providing rewards for participation and completion. They will also have leaderboards.

In short, these curated mission playlists will force the player to use weapons, skills and tactics they may not be used to due to the gameplay modifiers attached. The better the player performs, the more points earned.

Every season will have specific themes and Modifiers, for example, might be “close range” meaning the player will have to fight at close range, below 15 meters. This is will basically make players redo their loadouts for a specific season.

If a player misses a Season, they will miss out on the specific rewards, which are exclusive to said Season. So, this will be the only opportunity to earn the reward. A new Vanity Slot specific to Seasons will be added, but Massive didn’t elaborate on this during the stream.

After running for a limited time, the Season will end, the scores will be tallied and rewards will be given out before the next Season kicks off with a new playlist and new modifiers. The timing of the different Seasons, as well as their official name, will be confirmed later, as they are still under development. Over the course of the year, several separate Seasons are planned.

As of now these Seasons are intended for PVE but Massive may also expand them to PVP – this is still under discussion.

Feats

Feats, similar to deeds, are also coming with update one and these are special achievements which are unlocked by performing challenges in the game. These include, but aren’t limited to: kill challenges, helping other agents, and exploration. Feats can be anywhere from short-term to long-term goals, depending, but timed Feats are still being looked into.

Accomplishing these feats will reward players with Patches, or marks of distinction. These cosmetic patches are added to the players clothing which will show other players the achievement.

Once the feature is live, many players will find that upon logging they already achieved some feats. So for instance is the Feat is to trigger 1,000 weak points and the player has already achieved this, the reward will be applied retroactively.

There will be a wide range of Feats (tentative name) available when the feature launches, but more will be added over time.

UI titles and flair are being looked into for both Feats and Seasons.

The Division Year 2 – Expansion Two

The second content drop will have more narrative weight, but no additional details were provided other than it releases later this year – either this fall or in the winter.

Neither expansion will feature large map expansions or new level caps, but it may include replayable content. Massive didn’t discuss much on what was in the pipeline for expansions two.

If you missed the livestream for Year 2, click our post on it and it will replay for you.

The Division players who log into the game tomorrow, March 9, will be handed Anniversary items. These include a Celebration emote and 200 Premium Credit.

Players will also earn double rewards for High Value Targets until March 11. On that day, through March 16, players will be handed Double Field Proficiency Caches when they fill up their Field Proficiency bar.

The Division Anniversary event to hand players 200 Premium Credits, new emote, more

8 Mar

Ubisoft Massive is celebrating the One Year Anniversary of The Division from tomorrow by handing out some free goodies.


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Players who log into The Division between tomorrow, March 9 and March 16 will be handed free Anniversary items. One is a new emote “Rocky-Style” Celebration emote and 200 Premium Credit just for logging into the game during the event.

Starting at 8am ET/1pm UK on March 9, and ending at 1pm ET/6pm UK March 11, double rewards for High Value Targets will be given.

When the aforementioned ends on March 11, from then until March 16 5am ET/10am UK players will be handed Double Field Proficiency Caches when they fill up their Field Proficiency bar.

The anniversary event was announced during The Division livestream earlier today, which focuses on Year 2 content.

Players can expect two free expansions in 2017, the first of which will drop this summer, sometime in July or August.

Feats, switching loadouts and more are also in the pipeline.

Destiny livestream – watch the Age of Triumph reveal here

8 Mar

The first of three livestreams focusing on Destiny’s Age of Triumph will take place this afternoon.

Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv

As previously reported, Bungie will provide the first details on the upcoming Age of Triumph event planned for Destiny .

Expect to hear more information on a new record book, the return of classic raids such as Vault of Glass and other content to round up the third year – all leading up to the release of Destiny 2.

A second livestream will take place on March 15 with a focus on Weekly Rituals in Age of Triumph. The final stream on March 22 will showcase the Age of Triumph Sandbox update.

We will post all the new out of today’s stream, and you can watch it along with us starting at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK.

Age of Triumph is slated for the end of March.

The Division Year 2 content confirmed – includes free DLC, PvE events, more

8 Mar

Ubisoft Massive will host a livestream for The Division this evening, discussing content coming in Year 2 and celebrating the first anniversary of the game; however, some of what to expect has come to light beforehand.

In an interview with GameRant ahead of the livestream, Ubisoft Massive discussed what The Division players can expect in Year 2 of the game.

There will be two free expansions focusing on PvE released this year for all players of The Division, with the first drop hitting during summer and second arriving later in the year.

According to Gerighty, the first DLC will “continue the philosophy” put into place with the 1.4 update.

“It’s a philosophy of generosity and rewarding players for spending time in the game and playing and driving them to player-driven activities where they can craft their own unique stories,” Gerighty told GameRant. “That’s something we really, really believe in.”

While not much was given away, the first will contain new events, PvE content in both “new ways”, solo and with other players. One new way to play will come in the form of an events structure which rewards players for “participation, completion, and competition” will be added through a playlist containing a modifier.

While PvP activities are still in consideration, the team is concentrating instead on replayability of PvE content currently included in The Division. The team “may open” the new content up “to more activities,” but at the beginning, the activities will be open to all in the free expansion.

A feature which allows the player to switch between loadouts for encounters is also in the pipeline, and more details on this feature will be provided in the livestream.

“Specific loadout slots will provide players the ability to switch between a preferred loadout to another to match a particular situation,” said Gerighty. “Another one is feats, which will reward players within the game with unique patches and vanity items that shows these players have achieved a certain level of confidence within the game.

“We see these as our very own Division achievements.”

You can get a rundown of the aforementioned information in the video from Arekkz above.

In the livestream today, viewers can expect to hear more on the content and what else to expect in Year 2.

We’ll give you all pertinent information out of the stream when it goes live.

The Division Weekly Vendor reset: Navy MP5 N, LVOA-C and more

4 Mar

The vendor items and blueprints in The Division have been reset for the week. Find out what’s on offer below.

Arekkz gives you the entire rundown on the various weapons, gear and blue prints in the above, but we’ve pulled a few of the vendor items from The Division this week into a list.

It’s not comprehensive list, so you will want to give the video a watch.

Blueprints available

  • Snubnosed Rhino – Gear Score 256 – 749 Phoenix Credits
  • M870 Express – Gear Score 256 – 998 Phoenix Credits
  • Firearms Knee Pads – Gear Score 256 – 499 Phoenix Credits

There are also Stamina Chest Performance and Gear Mods available, a Military P416 and Custom L86 A2 blueprints available, as well as a Ti-RANT Suppressor Blueprint.

Special Equipment Vendor (Exotic Weapons)

  • Historian – Gear Score 256 – 1,133 Phoenix Credits
  • Cassidy – Gear Score 256 – 1,133 Phoenix Credits
  • Liberator – Gear Score 256 – 1,133 Phoenix Credits

This Vendor also carries the Pakhan, Custom PF45, Vector 45 ACP, the Tactical SASG-12 K, Surplus SVD and many other offerings.

Advanced Weaponry Vendor

  • High Velocity Magazine – 168,044 Credits
  • Compensator – 174,722 Credits
  • 586 Magnum – 1,335,456 Credits
  • SOCOM M1A – 1,669,320 Credits

Other items include the Tactical Vector 45 ACP, the Marine Super 90, G36C, and many other options.

Dark Zone Gear Vendor BoO

  • Prototype Firearms Mod – 2,1362 DZ Funds
  • Improved Iron Sights – 24,137 DZ Funds
  • Tactical SASG-12 K – 416,160 DZ Funds
  • Spec-ops Holster – 194,208 DZ Funds

The Ward Safe House has a Prototype Stamina Mod for 168,044 credits and The Crypt is where you will find the LVOA-C with a 256 Gear Score for 1,669,320 credits.

If you head over to the DZ02 Safe House you will find a specialized Tactical Pack for 277,440 DZ Credits. The DZ03 has the Rhino Special for 332,928 DZ Credits, a PP-19 for 416,160 DZ Credits, the Police M4 for 416,160 DZ Credits and more.

The Dark Zone Special Vendor in DZ06 has a Reclaimer Support Backpack for 277,440 DZ Funds, Knee Pads of the Nomad for 221,952 FZ Funds, the Hunter’s Faith Mask for 249,696 DZ Funds and other items.

Finally, over at the Dark Zone Checkpoint on East 53rd Street, you will find the Navy MP5 N. It has a 256 Gear Score, features a 22.5% Critical Hit Chance and it comes with Accurate, Deadly and Swift. It will run you 416,160 DZ Funds.

Again, there’s more on offer at the various vendors this week, so just watch the video for more information or fire up your game.

The Division update 1.6 PS4 Pro vs PS4 comparison: Pro version now matches 4K visuals at all times

4 Mar

In this video, we get a look at how the PS4 Pro build compares with the original PS4 version of The Division now that update 1.6 is out in the wild.

In the video above, Arekkz provides a new side-by-side look at The Division running on both PS4 and PS4 Pro. He chose various areas of Brooklyn with different lighting conditions to provide a better look at the changes.

In update 1.6, Ubisoft Massive updated the PS4 Pro patch which was released in December 2016. Arekkz noted at the time that despite The Division upscaling from 1080p to 4K with a 4k UI, there wasn’t much difference in fps or visuals than what was available via the standard PS4 game in 1080p.

With this week’s update, however, the visuals are actually in 4k. Not natively of course, but more along the lines of Horizon: Zero Dawn which is checkerboard 4K. Either way, he said, The Division looks much better on PS4 Pro than it did before. Plus, it uses 4K at all times now for improved quality.

The Pro update also improved performance and upscaling, while also improving the quality of temporal anti-aliasing supersampling, and temporal anti-aliasing in motion.

To see the changes best, you might want to watch the video in 4K. That said, it still looks lovely watching it 720p.

Destiny’s Age of Triumph event coming in March, old raids look to be making a return

3 Mar

Bungie will reveal the “final live event” for the Destiny 1 era next Wednesday via one of three planned livestreams, and it’s called Age of Triumph. Let the Destiny 2 hype commence.

According to the studio, the final live event for Destiny will be a “fun and memorable celebration” which will bring the first chapter “to a fitting close.” This is probably the big update the team said was coming sometime this spring.

If you look over the imagery, it looks as though older raids are likely to return with Age of Triumph. Arekkz expects Vault of Glass, Crota’s End and King’s Fall in particular.

Age of Triumph is slated for the end of March, and until release, Bungie plans to hold a series of livestream showcases, showing some of the content and activity updates currently in the works.

The first stream will focus on the reveal of Age of Triumph. It will take place next week on March 8.

Come March 15, the Bungie livestream will take a look at Weekly Rituals in Age of Triumph, and the final stream on March 22 will showcase the Age of Triumph Sandbox update.

If previous content drops coinciding with the livestreams are any indication, we should expect Age of Triumph to drop on or around March 28.

This is all in preparation for Destiny 2, which Bungie teased a bit earlier today. The only concrete thing we really know about the game is items in Destiny 1 won’t carry over into the sequel, and it’s dropping sometime this year.

Destiny 2: power, possessions, other items won’t carry over – but character customization will

3 Mar

Bungie has dropped a tidbit of information on Destiny 2, stating some items in the current game won’t carry over into the sequel.

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According to Bungie, sequels “represent the start of a new adventure for every player,” which means there needs to be new worlds and stories to tell.

This also means new loot, powers and the like will be acquired. Because of this, power, possessions, Eververse-related items and currency won’t carry over from Destiny into Destiny 2.

However, the studio plans to preserve character personalization of player Guardians. This means class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for characters which have completed the Black Garden story mission and are at level 20 and above will carry over into Destiny 2.

“We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world,” reads the blog post. “We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.

All power, possessions, Eververse-related items and currency will still remain accessible to players in Destiny 1, obviously, but the “best path forward” is to not include these in Destiny 2, said Bungie.

“It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past,” said the studio.

More details will be shared later this year, but Bungie pretty much confirmed through various teases we would hear more information on Destiny 2 at some point this month – and it delivered some today.

Publisher Activision has said repeatedly during various financials calls a full Destiny sequel was on track for 2017. The firm told investors it wants to “broaden the franchise’s global reach,” meaning it wants to either push the game more in certain markets – or it could be coming to PC.

Hopefully, Bungie will provide more details on Destiny in the coming weeks, as we expect the needle on the hype meter to be pushed close to the max soon.