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Battlefield 1 video gives a look at the new Frontlines mode coming next month

20 Feb

Battlefield 1’s new mode is a mix of Conquest and Rush.

Battlefield 1‘s upcoming DLC pack They Shall Not Pass delivers a new game mode called Frontlines.

As you’ll see in the video above, Frontlines brings a sort of tug-of-war mechanic to Battlefield 1. The maps is broken up by a linear series of objectives, only one of which is active at any time, starting in the middle. In order to advance through this phase, one side needs to capture all the objectives on the way to the enemy base.

When one side reaches the other’s base, their objective changes: they need to destroy two telegraph posts inside the base. Unfortunately for them, during this phase the defending team can use the telegraphs to summon artillery strikes.

This second phase ends when the telegraph posts are destroyed or the attacking side runs out of reinforcements. In the latter scenario, the game reverts to the first phase, and players start fighting for objectives again. The round ends after a successful attack on both telegraph posts or when time runs out.

They Shall Not Pass brings new maps as well as a class, vehicle and stationary weapon to Battlefield 1. It’s expected sometime in March on all platforms.

To prepare yourself for the DLC, make sure you have the Winter Update which dropped last week, buffing, nerfing and adding new features and progression systems. Check out the Battlefield 1 Winter Update patch notes, or opt for a more concise rundown of Battlefield 1 Winter Update major changes and features.

Battlefield 1 is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

For Honor trailer reminds you it’s pretty good, in case you’ve been under a rock with your fingers in your ears

20 Feb

For Honor: it’s good. But don’t trust us, trust this promotional video.

For Honor has been generating a huge amount of buzz since its popular beta tests, and there doesn’t seem to have been any die off now that it’s actually out.

The video above is littered with accolades for the multiplayer factional brawler, which Ubisoft apparently thinks is what will convince you to invest in For Honor.

If you’re only just getting onboard now or want an edge on the competition, check out our growing For Honor guide. We’re collecting detailed character guides, with video, in addition to basic and more advanced tips.

For Honor may have a very different aesthetic to Overwatch but like Rainbow Six Siege it seems positioned to occupy a similar sort of hero-driven space, where character choice and knowing how to counter the abilities of the whole roster is an important part of high level play.

This design seems to have crept over from the MOBA space, but the immediacy of the action in games like For Honor and Overwatch mean everyone can get in and have a good time without immediately hitting a steep learning curve. It’s an interesting trend.

Three Hearthstone expansions coming this year along with some big changes

18 Feb

The first Hearthstone expansion for 2017 is on the horizon, and there will be three total released this year.

According to Blizzard, with the Year of the Mammoth, the developer will no longer alternate Hearthstone card packs, opting instead to release three expansions with 130 cards at a time.

Once the Year of the Mammoth kicks off, Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers cards will also become exclusive to Wild. Also, certain cards from the Classic set will also become exclusive to the Wild format.

These cards will be added to the new Hall of Fame set, which will also include cards currently in the Reward set.

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Cards moving to the Hall of Fame set include Neutral cards Azure Drake, Sylvanas Windrunner and Ragnaros the Firelord. Class cards moving to the Hall of Fame include Power Overwhelming, Ice Lance and Conceal.

The release cycle for cards, as mentioned above, will start with 130 when the Year of the Mammoth kicks off. Another 130 card expansion will release during the middle of 2017, and another 130 card expansion at the end of the year. Additional details about the new release model will come later.

Cards will be acquired via packs and each release will include optional single-player missions.

Sometime after the release of Hearthstone’s next expansion, Blizzard plans to run a Heroic Tavern Brawl using the Wild format. The studio will also partner with “third-party tournament organizers” to promote additional Hearthstone tournaments using the format.

There’s more to the Year of the Mammoth than what’s here in this post, so if you’re a player, you’ll want to read more than just the condensed version. So, be sure to head over to the Hearthstone website on Battle.net for the full rundown.

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Between now and the next expansion’s release, daily login rewards will be made available for a limited time. These rewards will offer dust, gold, expansion packs, and other goodies.

The new Rogue Hero, Maiev Shadowsong, will also become available with the Year of the Mammoth. Once the next expansion launches, players will need to win 10 games of Hearthstone in Standard Ranked or Casual mode to acquire her.

Again, hit up the Hearthstone page for more information.

Three Hearthstone expansions coming this year along with some big changes

18 Feb

The first Hearthstone expansion for 2017 is on the horizon, and there will be three total released this year.

According to Blizzard, with the Year of the Mammoth, the developer will no longer alternate Hearthstone card packs, opting instead to release three expansions with 130 cards at a time.

Once the Year of the Mammoth kicks off, Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers cards will also become exclusive to Wild. Also, certain cards from the Classic set will also become exclusive to the Wild format.

These cards will be added to the new Hall of Fame set, which will also include cards currently in the Reward set.

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Cards moving to the Hall of Fame set include Neutral cards Azure Drake, Sylvanas Windrunner and Ragnaros the Firelord. Class cards moving to the Hall of Fame include Power Overwhelming, Ice Lance and Conceal.

The release cycle for cards, as mentioned above, will start with 130 when the Year of the Mammoth kicks off. Another 130 card expansion will release during the middle of 2017, and another 130 card expansion at the end of the year. Additional details about the new release model will come later.

Cards will be acquired via packs and each release will include optional single-player missions.

Sometime after the release of Hearthstone’s next expansion, Blizzard plans to run a Heroic Tavern Brawl using the Wild format. The studio will also partner with “third-party tournament organizers” to promote additional Hearthstone tournaments using the format.

There’s more to the Year of the Mammoth than what’s here in this post, so if you’re a player, you’ll want to read more than just the condensed version. So, be sure to head over to the Hearthstone website on Battle.net for the full rundown.

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Between now and the next expansion’s release, daily login rewards will be made available for a limited time. These rewards will offer dust, gold, expansion packs, and other goodies.

The new Rogue Hero, Maiev Shadowsong, will also become available with the Year of the Mammoth. Once the next expansion launches, players will need to win 10 games of Hearthstone in Standard Ranked or Casual mode to acquire her.

Again, hit up the Hearthstone page for more information.

Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood – Samurai job, new areas, dungeons more announced at Fan Fest

18 Feb

Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest 2017 is taking place this weekend in Frankfurt, and this morning, Square Enix announced more details on the Stormblood expansion.

In the video above, Arekkz provides a recap of the announcements for Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood which was announced back in October.

The expansion will come with a new job, the Samurai, which is a DPS class along with the Red Mage job, which was announced alongside the expansion. You can see the video of the job’s introduction below, which also features clips from the Stormblood announcement video.

The Samurai starts out at level 50 and uses the katana as its main weapon. By using various sword techniques along with three forces of nature (flower, moon and snow), the Samurai is capable of dealing heavy damage using stored energy.

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Another Beast Tribe will also join the previously announced Ananta. Called the Kojin, the tribe is made up of traders which reside beside the Ruby Sea. Another new Primal, Susano, was also announced and is dubbed the Lord of the Revel.

Players are also getting a new housing and player hud in the areas Shirogane and Kugane, respectively.

Along with the previously announced dungeon The Bend of Time – Omega, the Azim Steppe and Yanxia were revealed today.

If more on Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood comes out of Fab Fest this weekend, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Stormblood will be released on PC and PlayStation 4 and PC June 30.

New Star Citizen Trailer Showcases MISC Prospector With Amazing Lightning Effects

18 Feb

Cloud Imperium has just revealed a new Star Citizen trailer that showcases the new MISC Prospector ship with fantastic lighting effects for the ships’ interiors. Also See: Star Citizen Aliens And Languages Showcased In Latest Video The MISC Prospector showcased in this new Star Citizen Trailer is a popular mining craft within the game’s universe […]

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Dirt Rally’s PSVR upgrade is now available on the PlayStation Store

17 Feb

The PlayStation VR update for Dirt Rally is now available.

With this update, Dirt Rally in its entirety is now playable in VR and has been PS4 Pro optimized. Just the VR content, not the core game.

Every game mode is playable as the driver in VR including rallycross and hill climb. As with the core game, timing and accuracy are vital in order to complete stages in the best time possible.

It also introduces a new Co-Driver Mode where a second player can provide important calls using a controller and the social screen.

Codemasters is also running a limited time discount from today to February 27. During this period, you can pick up the PlayStation VR bundle which includes the game, the PS VR upgrade, and the Fully Loaded DLC add-on packs for $43.39/£39.99. Check here for local pricing in your region.

The Dirt Rally VR upgrade is available for existing players as a standalone DLC for $12.99/£9.99 or the regional equivalent.

These Horizon: Zero Dawn videos provide a visual recap of combat, exploration, more

17 Feb

Horizon: Zero Dawn releases in less than two weeks, and if you need something to scratch your itch in the meantime, Sony has you covered.

Four new videos for Horizon: Zero Dawn have been released, the first of which is a look at exploration. Aloy will be able to travel the various frontiers, find artifacts and discover ancient mysteries in the process.

The video above takes a look at some of the Machines players will come into contact with – some of which they will have to battle.

In this video, more combat is shown along with Aloy’s tracking ability.

The final video focuses on Aloy, both past and present, along with a look at some of the various NPCs.

While the majority of what’s shown in the videos have been revealed before, each are still a quick reminder of what Horizon: Zero Dawn has to offer come the end of the month.

If you want to catch up on everything we know about it, be sure to give our page hub a click.

The PS4 exclusive will be released on February 28 in North America and on March 1 in Europe for both the standard console and PS4 Pro.

Enjoy the short videos and look forward to more Horizon: Zero Dawn goodness from us closer to release.

Latest video for The Surge shows 14 minutes of uncut gameplay

17 Feb

A new video from Deck13 showing off 14 minutes of its action-RPG The Surge has been released.

Along with a look at uncut gameplay, game designer Adam Hetenyi discusses various aspects of The Surge, and the dystopian environments in CREO’s industrial and RND complex, the Abandoned Laboratories.

As with the previous gameplay video, above you’ll see the main character fitted with an industrial exoskeleton, as he fights his way through the complex.

Players will loot enemies and weapons after defeat, and luckily, the limb-targeting system not only allows the player to not only attack but cut off parts of the enemy they wish to craft or equip. As previously mentioned, you will also run into experiments built using nano-technology and security bots, and those will be really tough to beat.

The video also goes over some of the attacks which can be accomplished vertically and horizontally. Players can also parry, jump, dodge and duck.

Survivors at the complex may need help, or they offer the player assistance. Accepting missions will provide some extra rewards; however, Deck13 said players will need to balance these missions as well as the “desire to go deeper into the complex.” Also, once dropped, tech scrap will diminish over time.

The Surge is set for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May.

Watch Dogs 2 Human Conditions DLC adds five hours of content, video takes a look at two new missions

17 Feb

The next DLC drop for Watch Dogs 2 hits next week first on PlayStation 4, and according to Ubisoft, it’s rather large.

As outlined in the Season Pass, Human Conditions adds five hours of additional multi-mission Operations to the Watch Dogs 2 story. The video above provides a look at two of the new areas.

Players will be trying to uncover “biggest scandals on the cutting edge of science, medicine, and misuse” in San Francisco. It also provides Marcus and DedSec new villains to contend with, one of which – the Jammer – uses technology to hunt down the player.

Human Conditions also contains new elite co-op missions.

A patch for the game was released earlier this week, paving the way for the next content drop. It introduced free content with added and updated locations on the world map.

Additional content included new dance moves, emotes, clothing, Ubisoft Club Rewards, Bounty Hunter respawn, and some added narrative was added to the game’s ending.

It also introduced tweaks to online gameplay, bug fixes, PC-specific updates and balancing. It is around 10GB in sizes on both PS4 and Xbox One, and 14GB on PC. Ubisoft said it would be best if everyone download the update so the community wouldn’t be split.

You can look over the patch notes through here if you like.

The Watch Dogs 2 Human Conditions DLC will be released on PS4 February 21 and on March 23 for PC and Xbox One.

All present and future online content is available in Guest Mode. This allows a friend of yours who doesn’t own the DLC to be invited into the game through the multiplayer app.

Dawn of War 3 gets suitably epic story trailer, confirms Spear of Khaine is involved

17 Feb

The conflict wrapped up in the story of Dawn of War 3 becomes clear.

Relic has released a new trailer for Dawn of War 3, the first in a long while. It’s called Prophecy of War and is very much story-focused.

The prophecy in question is cited at the start of trailer, as Farseer Taldeer outlines the main story setup that will bring all three races to war. The Spear of Khaine is the impetus behind the events this time around, though not much else is known.

Farseer Taldeer’s prophecy is ominous though, as these usually tend to be. Gabriel Angelos, Farseer Macha, and Gorgutz are all here, and they all seem to be fighting enemies within their ranks, as well as each other.

Alongside the new trailer, Relic also put out a call to action themed around each of the three factions. These videos show a bit more gameplay, and highlight what the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks are each fighting for.

Dawn of War 3 comes out this year on PC.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands TV spot is all CG, still not using Eric Clapton’s Cocaine

17 Feb

How come Ubisoft couldn’t use Eric Clapton’s Cocaine in any of its promo material for Ghost Recon: Wildlands?

Ubisoft has unveiled the latest TV spot for Ghost Recon: Wildlands. TV spots are typically very short, for obvious reasons, and rely mostly on CG and flashy footage.

This most recent one follows the same guidelines, and succeeds in pitching the game’s main concepts in under one minute. Those being, the open world, the freedom you have in how you can approach each mission, the vehicles you can use, and the big baddies you’ll be going after.

Unfortunately, it’s yet another trailer for the game that somehow doesn’t use Eric Clapton’s iconic cover of Cocaine. C’mon guys, you must find a way.

If you’re looking to try out Wildlands before it’s release, there’s going to be a beta next weekend, open to all. The open beta will feature a sizeable amount of content, even more so than closed beta.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is out March 7 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Watch Tekken’s Katsuhiro Harada nerd out over For Honor’s combat mechanics

17 Feb

Katsuhiro Harada had a few things to tell For Honor producer Jason Vandenberghe about his game.

For Honor‘s combat mechanics are rooted in fighting game fundamentals, this much is clear. Hearing creative producer Jason Vandenberghe describe how Ubisoft Montreal wanted to translate this well into a 3D action game format is eye-opening.

And who’s better suited to have this chat with Vandenberghe than longtime Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada. In the video, Harada gives his impressions of some of the main features of For Honor, and answers a couple of questions in a way only someone with his experience can.

The most interesting part of the video is when Vandenberghe talks about how the directional attack indicators were devised as a solution to having a behind-the-back camera. According to him, this particular perspective doesn’t display all the information about players’ moves to each other, unlike what the 2D perspective – typical of fighting games – would.

In case calling For Honor a fighting game scares you, we’re here to help. We’ve been analysing and breaking down every part of the game to put things in simpler terms that anyone can understand. Don’t hesitate to give our guide a look, it’s constantly updated and full of useful information.

Pokemon Go Gen 2: How To Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon & Espeon

17 Feb
With Pokemon Go Gen 2 finally launching, here’s a 100% reliable way to evolve Eevee into the Pokemon you want! Time to find out in Pokemon Go Gen 2 how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon & Espeon. How to evolve into Umbreon & Espeon? Full explanation below, quick video guide here: Index of Pokemon Go...

Feast your eyes on this Switch unboxing video, courtesy of the same early shipping mistake as before

17 Feb

Switch is in the wild. One can only imagine the conversation between Nintendo and its retail partners tomorrow.

Switch hopefuls can torment themselves with a further tantalising glimpse of the hardware as it will appear in their very own homes when Switch launches in a few weeks.

This video comes courtesy of the same source as the Switch start up UI and OS overview video from earlier today, which was provided exclusively to FloKo. Unfortunately the site is being hammered, and we weren’t able to get the page to load – hence the YouTube mirror above.

The unboxing itself is pretty standard fare – all the bits are in there, enfolded in that mysteriously labyrinthine packaging digital devices favour – but stay right to the end for an additional look at the Switch menus, for those of you wanting to pore over the hardware settings immediately.

This Switch was reportedly shipped to the lucky new owner by a retailer, which has not been named, rather than leaked or otherwise acquired from the distribution chain. If that’s true, someone’s going to have answer some pointed questions tomorrow. I’d hate to be the poor schmoe who put this in the post, even if the order came down from on high.

Someone got a Switch two weeks early so let’s watch its startup sequence and critique the OS UI

16 Feb

Switch isn’t supposed to be in consumer hands yet, but there: what’s a hardware launch without a few egregious leaks?

Switch launches March 3 but for whatever reason NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot got their Switch retail pre-order a few weeks early.

Elsewhere in the thread the lucky new Switch owner says multiple times he won’t be selling the early Switch unit, tempting as the offers have been, because he doesn’t want to risk legal trouble from Nintendo.

Unfortunately the retailer in question apparently managed to stick to game release dates despite failing to lock down the Switch hardware, so all the lucky owner can do is look through menus. This gives us a good look at the user interface of the operating system though, which is nice.

Switch has 32GB of internal memory, but looking at the video above it seems it has about 25.9 GB left after the initial firmware. You’ll be able to expand Switch’s capacity up to 2TB of storage via memory cards – not that 2TB cards exist yet, unfortunately. Let’s all hope you’ll be able to hot swap cards without resetting the console, as the Vita requires.

So what do you think of the Switch UI? PS4 and especially Xbox One have refined their UIs since launch, and we can expect Nintendo to iterate on this design as the console ages, too. Start giving your feedback now and kickstart the firmware cycle.

Ark: Survival Evolved has sold over 1 million copies on PS4, Tek Tier Phase One hits consoles today

16 Feb

Phase One of Ark: Survival Evolved’s Tek Tier rollout starts today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Along with news of the rollout, Studio Wildcard also announced Ark: Survival Evolved has also sold over 1 million copies on PlayStation 4 since its release on December 6.

It was also the number one selling game on PlayStation Network in both December 2016 and January 2017.

To celebrate, the ArkK: Survival Evolved “Survivor’s Pack” is now on sale worldwide on PS4 for 20% off ($54.99/€49.99). It includes an up-to-date version of the game, previously released content, plus the Scorched Earth expansion pack.

It also comes with a Bionic Giganotosaurus skin plus an entire Manticore armor set for all male and female characters, exclusive to PS4.

Phase One of the Tek Tier is available for free through v254 from today on Xbox One and PS4, and as previously reported, comes with new weapons, armors, gear, and dinosaur mounted laser cannons.

Players can also tame four new creatures and take part in the Valentine’s Day Event, a limited-time feature which allows users to increase creature mating speed. They will also be able to find a box of chocolates that can be used to unlock new event-themed hairstyles and an emote.

To gain Tek Tier loot, players will need to gather the newly introduced Element resource, which is granted after successfully completing Boss Arenas. Each Boss now has three difficulty levels and after defeating them, the player is awarded unique TEK Knowledge engrams, element and other Boss Rewards.

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Here’s what you can expect to find in Tek Tier Phase One:

  • TEK Helmet – Contains a built-in oxygen tank and three different type of vision: Sonar, which identifies tribes, allies, enemies and creatures, Night (see in the dark) and a combined Sonar/Night mode.
  • TEK Boots – These boots let players scale vertical surfaces with ease, along with negating any falling damage.
  • TEK Pants – Enable a super run that lets players speed through solid objects. Combined with the TEK Shirt, the pants allow for faster flight and a cool superheroic stance.
  • TEK Shirt – Jet Pack! Ever wanted to be Iron Man? Don this item then rocket upwards into space or hover above your enemies to better view the devastation you have wrought!
  • TEK Gauntlets – Powerful super punch – dash-smash your foes across the map with this powered up fisticuffs feature.
  • TEK Rifle – Powered by Element, the rifle features a scope that can sync up with the TEK Helmet’s vision modes for double the death-dealing.
  • TEK Rex Saddle – Mount lasers on your T-Rex. Yes…lasers…on…a…T-Rex
  • TEK Replicator – Needed for crafting items from the TEK tier.
  • TEK Transmitter – This portable terminal functions similarly to an Obelisk, allowing players to transfer characters, creatures and items across the ARK.

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Ark’s creature list has also expanded with the release of the Ovis Aries, Baryonyx Aquafulgur, Basilosaurus Solatiumfecit, and the Purlovia Maxima. It brings the total up to 96.

Purlovia Maxima – Resembling a giant weasel, the Purlovia is a nasty sneak, burrowing underground so it can ambush unaware passers-by.

Basilosaurus Solatiumfecit – One of the stranger water creatures is Basilosaurus, a powerful swimmer that is so adapted to life in the shallows, it has problems surviving in deep water. This hasn’t kept tribes from taming these gentle creatures, as their warm-blooded nature means riders can be kept comfortable in both hot and cold climes. Its blubber is also valuable, as it can be processed into a highly efficient form of gasoline.

Baryonyx Aquafulgur – Baryonyx has the distinction of being on the small end of the large predator tier, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous. It’s an extremely fast swimmer, and can threaten most creatures on land and sea, which makes it an efficient killer. Taming a Baryonyx makes it even more dangerous.

Ovis Aries – The Ovis has arrived in-game. This passive, stupid-tempered creature might be weak, but it’s definitely useful, with wool that can be repeatedly sheared and re-grown, and the ability to produce tasty, wonderful, lamb chops. Its also makes for a fun, albeit slow, mount.
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Other Features in today’s v254 update:

  • New Weapon – Lance: Saddle up and prepare for medieval mounted mayhem with the arrival of this, the Jurassic Jouster’s weapon of choice.
  • New Mechanic: Hairstyles, Facial Hair, Hair Colouring and styling with real-time growing. Customize your avatars with awesome new beards and then watch them grow! Cut, dye and trim your hair as you go all out with your character design.
  • 16 Additional Explorer Notes
  • A ton of improvements for official mod The Center, and general game fixes

All of the aforementioned content has been available through Steam since January 30.

Ark: Survival Evolved is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game also supports PS4 Pro.

A new Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer lands tomorrow and the focus is on weapons and skills

16 Feb

Those looking forward to Mass Effect: Andromeda will be pleased to know a new video will be released tomorrow.

According to Bioware, the Mass Effect: Andromeda video will provide an extended look at weapons and skills, as teased above.

The studio has previously touched upon weapons, but only slightly. It said players will be able craft melee weapons and others, such as a plasma rifle, by scavenging alien tech and researching how it works. They can even give their crafted weapons names.

Skills, as noted above, will also factor into the trailer. Hopefully, we’ll be provided with a look at the various builds, as we are especially interested in the “pyromaniac build.”

Mass Effect: Andromeda releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 21 in North America, and March 23 in Europe.

EA Access members will be able to play Mass Effect: Andromeda early for a limited time, starting on March 16. The trial lasts 10 hours and all progress will carry over into the full game when it releases.

The game can also be pre-loaded on March 17 starting at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK.

 

Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta kicks off next weekend, pre-load it on February 20

16 Feb

The Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta will kick off next weekend on all platforms.

Each player participating in the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta will have access to the exclusive “Unidad Conspiracy” mission if they purchase the game and “play it in full by March 31.”

Players will need to use the same Ubisoft account for both the beta and full game in order to acquire the content.

The Unidad Conspiracy mission, players are tasked with “sparking a war” between the corrupt militia group Unidad and the Santa Blanca cartel.

As previously reported, the open beta will also introduce a not one, but two provinces among the 21 included in the final game.

These are Itacua, a mountainous province where the grip of the cartel is looser and Montuyoc, set in the snowy Altiplano, a much more challenging area. Luckily, the player will have gained XP and skills boosts by suppressing the Itacua bosses in the first province.

They can, of course, jump right into Montuyoc if they wish but it sounds unwise.

As in the full game, all the content in the open beta will be playable with up to three friends on the same platform via four player co-op, or in single player.

Players will be able to make use of a large variety of vehicles, tactical equipment and weapons as well.

The Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta will run February 23-27, and you can start pre-loading the beta on Monday, February 20.

If you are unable to view the trailer above, the UK one is through here.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One March 7.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remastered collection hits PS4 in June

16 Feb

The Crash Bandicoot collection announced by Activision in December has been given a release date.

After teasing the Crash Bandicoot news on Twitter earlier this week, the collection’s date, called the N. Sane Trilogy, was revealed in full today through a new trailer.

It contains the original game, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

According to Activision, the games have been fully-remastered in HD, and the original music compositions have been remastered as well with improved sound quality and fidelity.

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The addition of real-time lighting was added via a Physically Based Rendering engine, and the texture size has been increased, according to developer Vicarious Visions.

The Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy will be released for PS4 on June 30.