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Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide – Bases, Minibases, Defensive Structures, Economy Structures

25 Feb

Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about different types of structures in the game.

Building Halo Wars 2 Structures as easy as it can be. All you need to have is a suitable construction site and required resources. However, since there are plenty of different structures; the order in which you construct them can play a huge impact on the outcome of the game.

In addition to this, you can also recycle structures in order to salvage resources and clear up some space.

For more help on Halo Wars 2, read out our Units Guide, Best Blitz Decks Guide, and Skulls Locations Guide.

Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide

In our Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about different structures in Halo Wars 2.

Halo Wars 2 Structures

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Bases

Marines
Flexible ground troops. Quick capture unit.

Jackrabbit
Very fast-moving. Can de-capture.

Protector Sentinel
Sentinel detonation. Sentinel beam. Requires Protector Sentinel Leader Power. It’s only available for Anders.

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Bases Research

Grenade Throw
Can throw grenades. Small area attack. Cannot target air.

Combat Tech
Can repair vehicles, buildings, and air units. Can wield rocket launcher. Requires Grenade Throw.

Mini-Frag Launcher
Weaponizes Jackrabbit.

Support Drone
Equips drone. Increases line of sight. Detects cloaked units. Heals Jackrabbit. Requires Mini-Frag Launcher.

Drone Escort
Increases damage. Increases health. Unlocks Lockdown Bolt active ability. Requires Protector Sentinel Leader Power. It’s only available to Anders.

Defense Grid
Increases speed. Detonates on destruction. Requires Drone Escort. Requires Protector Sentinel Leader Power. It’s only available to Anders.

Firebase

Its primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Firebase Construction
Produces vehicles and infantry. Three building slots. No Turret sites.

Level 1 Combat Station

Its’s primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Combat Station
Upgraded from Firebase. Produces vehicles and infantry. Supports four Turret emplacements.

Level 2 Command Center

Its primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Command Center
Upgraded from Combat Station. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 2.

Level 3 Headquarters

Its primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Headquarters
Upgraded from Command Center. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 3. Top base structure.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Bases

Grunts
Cheap and expendable. Low POP count. Quick capture unit.

Chopper
Fast-moving. Can ram enemies.

Ghost
Shipmaster only. Very fast-moving. Can ram enemies. Replaces the Chopper.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Bases Research

Shrapnel Mines
Deploys mines that damage and slow enemies.

Pack Brother
Additional Brute and Grunt join the squad. Requires Shrapnel Mines.

Shrapnel Rounds
Adds explosive rounds. Detects cloaked units.

Vehicle Shielding
Shipmaster only. Gains a shield. Detects cloaked units.

Outpost

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Outpost
Forward base. Three building slots. No Turret sites.

Level 1 Stronghold

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Stronghold
Upgraded from Outpost. Produces vehicles and infantry. Supports four Turret emplacements.

Level 2 Citadel

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Citadel
Upgraded from Stronghold. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 2.

Level 3 Fortress

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Fortress
Upgraded from Citadel. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 3. Top base structure.

Halo Wars 2 Minibases

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Minibases

One-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Marines, Jackrabbits, and Protector Sentinels as Anders only.

One-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. One slot for building.

Two-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Marines, Jackrabbits, and Protector Sentinels as Anders only.

Two-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. Two slots for buildings.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Minibases

One-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts as Shipmaster only.

One-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. One slot for building.

Two-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts as Shipmaster only.

Two-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. Two slots for buildings.

Halo Wars 2 Economy Structures

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Economy Structures

Supply Pad
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 2. 7 supply per second.

Supply Pad
Produces 2.7 Supply per second. Can be upgraded to Heavy Supply Pad.

Heavy Supply Pad
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 4.3 supply per second.

Heavy Supply Pad
Produces 4.3 Supply per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Generator
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 3 power per second.

Generator
Produces three Power per second. Can be upgraded to Advanced Generator.

Advanced Generator
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 6 power per second.

Advanced Generator
Produces six Power per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Economy Structures

Harvester
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 2.7 supply per second.

Harvester
Produces 2.7 Supply per second. Can be upgraded to Augmented Harvester.

Augmented Harvester
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 4.3 supply per second.

Augmented Harvester
Produces 4.3 Supply per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Power Extractor
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 3 power per second.

Power Extractor
Produces three Power per second. Can be upgraded to Augmented Extractor.

Augmented Extractor
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 6 power per second.

Augmented Extractor
Produces six Power per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Halo Wars 2 Advanced Unit Structure

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Advanced Unit Structure

Barracks
Its purpose is advanced infantry creation and it produces Hellbringers, Snipers, and Cyclopes. Below you can find all available units and research:

Hellbringers
Effective against infantry. Strong rush unit. Good against buildings. Cannot attack air.

Sniper
Very long range. Detects cloaked units.

Cyclops
Fast-moving. Heavy armor. Cannot attack air.

Available Research

Infantry Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Infantry Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade I.

Infantry Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade II.

Dispersion Nozzles
Sets ground on fire.

Active Camo
Conceals unit from enemy units without detection abilities.

Stanchion Sniper System
Increases damage. Requires Active Camo.

Shock Rounds
Shots slow vehicles. Increases damage.

Armory

Its purpose is Hero and Super Unit creation. Below you can find all available units and research:

Jerome-092
Cutter only. Ranged Hero. Ground Pound area attack. Limited to one active Hero.

Alice-130
Isabel only. Ranged Hero. Ground Pound area attack. Limited to one active Hero.

Douglas-042
Anders only. Ranged Hero. Ground Pound area attack. Limited to one active Hero.

Condor Gunship
Targets multiple units. Devastating attack. Very heavy armor.

Available Research

Fortify Base Upgrade I
15% building health boost. 15% Turret health boost. 15% Turret damage boost.

Fortify Base Upgrade II
30% building health boost. 30% Turret health boost. 30% Turret damage boost. Requires Fortify Base Upgrade I.

Fortify Base Upgrade III
45% building health boost. 45% Turret health boost. 45% Turret damage boost. Requires Fortify Base Upgrade II.

Advanced Logistics I
Increases unit build speed by 15%.

Advanced Logistics II
Increases unit build speed by 30%. Requires Advanced Logistics I.

Advanced Logistics III
Increases unit build speed by 45%. Requires Advanced Logistics II.

Reinforcements I
Increases maximum Population by 20.

Reinforcements II
Increases maximum Population by an additional 20. Requires Reinforcements I.

Hijack
Hijacks vehicles. Health boost. Damage boost.

Spartan Laser
Cutter only. Equips a Spartan laser. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Heavy Machine Gun
Isabel only. Equips a machine gun. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Rocket Launcher
Anders only. Equips a rocket launcher. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Neural Implant
Increases Hijack speed. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Spartan-specific weapon upgrade.

Garage

Its purpose is Advanced Vehicle Creation and it can produce Warthog, Wolverine, Kodiak, and Scorpion. Below you can find all available units and research:

Warthog
Fast-moving. Can ram enemies. Good all-around vehicle.

Wolverine
Detects cloaked units. Mid-range missiles. Light armor.

Kodiak
Fires when deployed. Very long range. Strong against infantry.

Scorpion
Heavy armor. Powerful attack.

Available Research

Vehicle Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Vehicle Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade I.

Vehicle Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade II.

Gauss Cannon
Damage boost. Range boost.

Canister Shell
Area attack. Strong against infantry. Ground attack only.

Airpad

Its purpose is Air Unit Creation and it can produce Hornet, Nightingale, and Vulture. Below you can find all available units and research:

Hornet
Fast-moving. Medium range.

Nightingale
Repairs and heals. Defensive smoke. Detects cloaked units.

Vulture
Can launch devastating Phoenix missile.

Available Research

Air Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Air Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade I.

Air Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade II.

Wingmen
Adds Marines with rocket launchers. Increases health.

Halo Wars 2 Defensive Structures

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Defensive Structures

Turret
Its role is Automated Base Defense which can be converted into Anti-Infantry, Anti-Vehicle, or Anti-Air Turret.

Anti-Infantry Turret
Its role is Automated Anti-Infantry which can also be converted into Anti-Vehicle or Anti-Air Turret.

Anti-Vehicle Turret
Its role is Automated Anti-Vehicle which can be converted into Anti-Infantry or Anti-Air Turret.

Anti-Air Turret
Its role is Automated Anti-Air which can be converted into Anti-Infantry or Anti-Vehicle Turret.

Watchtower
Its role is surveillance which can detect cloaked units.

Siege Turret
Its role is Automated Base Defense which has high damage at long range, but falls at close range.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Defensive Structures

Turret
Its role is Automated Base Defense which can be upgraded with anti-vehicle, anti-air, and anti-infantry weapons.

Sensor Tower
Its role is surveillance which increases the line of sight and detects cloaked units.

Shield Generator
Its role is Passive Base Defense which generates a shield for your base.

Cloaked Generator
It allows you to cloak nearby units and base structures.

This is all we’ve on our Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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Ubisoft Banning For Honor Players On First Offense, 400 Already Banned So Far

25 Feb

Ubisoft is not handing out light punishments to cheaters in For Honor, as players are being banned on their first offense and 400 players have already been hit by the ban wave. Ubisoft has implemented the EasyAntiCheat program for For Honor which detects and flag the players who are cheating, hacking or even those players […]

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Report: Shenmue HD Remaster Launching In 2017

25 Feb

It has been a while since we heard anything related to Shenmue and specifically Shenmue 3 which is currently in development. Now a report suggests that Sega is planning to release the Shenmue HD remaster in 2017. According to Ricedigital, a trusted source close to Atlus USA has told the site that Shenmue HD Remaster will be released this […]

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For Honor cheating will get you banned, even on the first offense – 400 hit so far

24 Feb

Cheaters aren’t welcome in For Honor, because, well, it’s not honorable, ya know?

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Ubisoft is taking cheaters to task in For Honor, and has already banned up to 400 players from the game – even if they were a first offender.

The game uses the EasyAntiCheat program which detects and flags those who are hacking, cheating and even those who are being offensive. Matter of fact, the system has also banned 70 people for violating the game’s code of conduct by communicating in an offensive manner.

“After being flagged by EasyAntiCheat, suspect accounts are reviewed by the development team, which then hands out warnings, temporary suspensions, or permanent bans against identified players,” reads a post on the Ubisoft Blog (thanks, Blue).

“These bans are applied on an account level, not at the hardware level. Fairness is hugely important to the game’s creators, so bans are being handed out to first-time offenders.

“Players who believe they’ve been erroneously penalized can also appeal their bans.”

The anti-cheat system was having a few fits at launch on PC, so this week the studio released a hotfix, which incorporated changes to EasyAntiCheat error messaging notifications. It also fixed an issue where it was incorrectly blocking some players from entering the game.

If you need help playing For Honor so you won’t feel the need to cheat (sorry, I had to),  our guide is here to help, regardless of your skill level. We update it almost daily.

For Honor was released on February 14 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Mass Effect Andromeda Has Finally Gone Gold, On Track For Release

24 Feb

BioWare has now officially announced that Mass Effect Andromeda has gone gold, meaning that the game is fully finished and will be released on time. The announcement was officially made on BioWare’s Twitter only around an hour ago. This means that the game, despite delays, will be releasing on its announced date. See Also: For […]

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New Overwatch Hero Gets A New Hint With Overwatch Twitter Post

24 Feb

For the past week, Blizzard has been dropping various hints that a new Overwatch hero would be coming to the game, releasing various bits of small background information related to the hero that all point to us soon getting another Omnic hero, possibly related to the Overwatch background character Doomfist. See Also: Overwatch Takes Home […]

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta Plagued By Errors And Persisting Maintenance

24 Feb

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta is now live to everyone and players have been posting their feedback. This beta only launched yesterday, but it has been afflicted by multiple errors. One of the most persisting error is ‘ribera-1000b’, that didn’t allow users to play the game properly. Luckily, it seems that ribera-1000b is fixable through port-forwarding, as […]

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Grind Mode To Be Added To Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

24 Feb

Infinity Ward is about to introduce a new mode to the latest installment in the Call Of Duty series. According to what the team has stated, Grind mode will be in the featured playlist of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare from February 24th to March 3rd, 2017. In this mode, players have to collect enemies’ tags and […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Requirements Have Appeared On Origin!

24 Feb

There’s no ending to Mass Effect information being posted on the internet, as Mass Effect: Andromeda PC requirements have finally appeared on Origin! They are detailed below: Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Requirements MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350 MEMORY: 8 GB […]

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This week’s best game deals: Steam Link, Nintendo Switch, Hitman, and more

24 Feb

Here we are, right at the end of February, days left to go before Horizon Zero Dawn and the Nintendo Switch are released and we’ve got another week’s worth of the best gaming deals. What a time to be alive. Let’s get started.

As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places.

UK & US Deals

Steam Link and Controller

This weekend, the Steam Link and Steam Controller are getting some nice discounts in both the UK and the US. Right here in these United Kingdoms, GAME is offering up the Steam Link for £15.99 (60% off) while the Steam Controller is available for £27.99 (30% off), this offer ends March 1st. Over in the US, however, it’s Amazon offering up the discounts – with the Steam Link available for $19.99, the Controller up for $34.99 and a bundle of the pair available for $54.98.

In the UK:

Steam Link for £15.99
Steam Controller for £27.99

In the US:

Steam Link for $19.99 (out of stock at time of writing but available to order)
Steam Controller for $34.99
Steam Link and Controller bundle for $54.98

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If you head over to the PlayStation Store today, you’re sure of a big surprise. That is, of course, if you’re surprised when EA puts its games on sale. For a limited time, you can pick up some of EA’s biggest titles for a fraction of the cost. Some of the highlights of the sale are below, but let me just underline the fact that you should get Titanfall 2. Because you should.

  • Titanfall 2 for £22.24
  • Star Wars Battlefront for £7.99
  • Dragon Age Inquisition for £7.99
  • Unravel for £3.99
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for £10
  • Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline bundle for £7.99
  • UFC 2 for £15.99

EA Games sale on PlayStation Store

mass effect 2

Between Mass Effect Andromeda’s impending release crawling ever closer and the straight-up real-world discovery of brand new potentially habitable planets, it’s a good time to think about going to space. Unless Elon Musk gets that passenger program up and running sooner than expected, your best bet is to grab a copy of the Mass Effect Trilogy on PC while they’re on offer for £8.49 / $10.56 / €9.99.

Mass Effect Trilogy on PC (Origin) for £8.49 / $10.56 / €9.99 from Games Planet

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Curve Digital has some nice games that you’ve probably heard of. If you don’t recognise the company name, perhaps you’re aware of Thomas Was Alone, Action Henk, OlliOlli, Hue, The Swindle, 10 Second Ninja X, Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure or The Swapper? Well, funnily enough, right now you can get every game I just mentioned in one big bundle on Xbox One for £19.20 / $20. At least for the next two weeks. Not a bad deal for that many indie darlings.

Instant Indie Hits from Curve Digital (ten games) on Xbox One for £19.20 / $20 from Microsoft Store

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Nintendo recently announced some of the file sizes for the Nintendo Switch’s launch line up, revealing that unless you plan on buying all of your games strictly as boxed editions, you’re going to want to pick up one of those dinky little MicroSD cards to get some extra storage space. We’ve got a guide to the best Nintendo Switch Micro SD cards over at Jelly Deals but here’s a few of our top picks in case you wanted to grab one before next week’s launch.

For context, here’s the full list of announced game download sizes:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8GB
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09GB
  • Disgaea 5 – 5.92GB
  • Snipperclips – 1.60GB
  • I Am Setsuna – 1.40GB
  • Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 – 32GB
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5GB

In the UK:

64GB SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC for £17.39 from Amazon UK
128GB SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC for £37.19 from Amazon UK
200GB Lexar Professional MicroSDXC card for £61.45 from Amazon UK

In the US:

64GB Samsung EVO Micro SDXC for $19 from Amazon US
128GB Samsung Select Micro SDXC for $39.99 from Amazon US
200GB SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC for $69.95 from Amazon US

UK Deals

hitman

Hitman, arguably one of the best games of last year, finished up its first season around November 2016 and made its way onto store shelves as a boxed edition about a month ago. Rather nicely, that fancy Steelbook boxed edition, which contains the entirety of Hitman’s first season, is reduced down to just below £30 at the moment, with the PC version coming in at just a hair under £27.

Hitman Complete First Season Steelbook Edition on Xbox One for £29.99 from Amazon UK
Hitman Complete First Season Steelbook Edition on PS4 for £29.99 from Amazon UK
Hitman Complete First Season Steelbook Edition on PC for £26.95 from Amazon UK

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Rise of the Tomb Raider’s eventual PS4 release brought with it a boxed edition that comes complete with an artbook and some downloadable skins in order to celebrate the franchise’s twentieth anniversary. If nothing else, this gives you the ability to play through the game as PS1 Lara and get your cognitive dissonance on. This edition is currently reduced down to £24.99 at GAME and Amazon UK, although for some reason it’s only for Prime members at Amazon UK.

Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration on PS4 for £24.99 from GAME
Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration on PS4 for £24.99 (Prime members) from Amazon UK

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By now, it’s damn near impossible that you haven’t heard of or at the very least seen screenshots of the ultra-brightly coloured spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee is due out in April (fingers crossed) but it’s currently available to pre-order for the cheapest price so far at Amazon UK, where Prime members can get the game for £26.99 and non-Prime members can put an order down for £28.99.

Yooka-Laylee on Xbox One for £28.99 (£26.99 for Prime members) from Amazon UK
Yooka-Laylee on PS4 for £28.99 (£26.99 for Prime members) from Amazon UK

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So far since launch, Battlefield 1 has done a fairly good job of holding its value. That being said, it’s currently down to its lowest historical price at Amazon UK on all formats. The Xbox One and PS4 versions are available now for £30.85 while the boxed PC version is down to £27.99 – that is, as long as you don’t mind getting the massively pointless code-in-a-box version.

Battlefield 1 on PC (code-in-a-box) for £27.99 from Amazon UK
Battlefield 1 on Xbox One for £30.85 from Amazon UK
Battlefield 1 on PS4 for £30.85 from Amazon UK

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Look, I know how much you want to play the Milk mini game, but why buy 1-2 Switch when you can just buy the Farming Simulator 17 while it’s on offer for £17.14? There’s a whole lot more to simulate than milking a cow, after all.

Farming Simulator 17 on PC (boxed) for £17.14 from Amazon UK

Libertalia UC4

Odds are good that if you were going to buy the big, bulky collector’s edition of Uncharted 4 that by now, you would have. If, for whatever reason, you don’t own this one and fancy it, it’s cheaper than ever at GAME – down to £44.99 when you use the code MVC10 during checkout.

Uncharted 4 Libertalia Edition for £44.99 using code MVC10 from GAME

US Deals

PS4 with XCOm

Look, I’m not telling you to get this PS4 Slim console that comes with both Uncharted 4 and XCOM 2 while it’s discounted down to $230. But I’m also not NOT telling you to buy it. All that aside, those are both rather nice games with a nice console, so…

PlayStation 4 500GB Slim with Uncharted 4 and XCOM 2 for $229.99 from Dell

Logitech G602

Logitech’s G602 gaming mouse is one of the better gaming mice (mouses?) available on the market right now, which makes it a little bit nice to know that it’s currently discounted down to $39.99, which is about half price.

Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse for $39.99 from Amazon US

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There’s always a man, a lighthouse and a deal on Bioshock Infinite’s PC edition. This time, you can grab yourself a Steam key for the game for $5.99 from Amazon US.

Bioshock Infinite on PC (Steam) for $5.99 from Amazon US


With that, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.

Ghost Story Is The Bioshock Creator’s New Studio

24 Feb

Bioshock creator, Ken Levine, has finally revealed his new studio, Ghost Story, and also confirmed that the studio is working on a game. Ghost Story is based in Boston and staff consists of the former Irrational Games’ developers. Also, the studio has been operational for quite some time. Ken Levine revealed that he and other […]

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Resident Evil 7 will bring back Chris Redfield with Not a Hero DLC

24 Feb

Chris Redfield will return in Resident Evil 7 with an upcoming add-on.

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Resident Evil 7 is getting a DLC this spring that will bring one of the series’ most recognisable protagonists, Christ Redfield.

Called Not a Hero, the add-on will be free to all owners of the game, but Capcom isn’t saying anything yet about how or why Redfield will be involved. It did confirm, however, that Not a Hero will be a “separate story.”

We’ve only got those couple of screenshots below to go on, but the character design is definitely different from his Resident Evil 5 and 6 days.

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Not a Hero is out this spring.

Destiny XUR Agent of the Nine Items and Location; Twilight Garrison, Hawkmoon and More

24 Feb

Destiny’s exotic vendor is back and so it is time to grab all of your strange coins and motes of light. XUR has a handful of exotics in his inventory this week which means it is time to shop! Also See: Report – Destiny 2: Forge of Hope Release Set for November 2017, Coming to […]

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Destiny: Xur location and inventory for February 24, 25

24 Feb

As a new weekend approaches, so too does Xur.

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Xur: Agent of the Nine, the most important vendor in Destiny, has popped up again to set up shop and take your Strange Coins. Xur brings Exotic weapons and armour every week.

Find Xur by the Crucible Quartermaster this weekend. He shall stay put until 9am GMT on Sunday, February 26.

See his inventory below:

Hawkmoon is a fun weapon for sure, but not the big deal it used to be. It still has its uses, though.

Here’s a bunch of changes Ghost Recon: Wildlands has undergone from closed to open beta

24 Feb

PC build, connectivity, gameplay and missions have all been tweaked for this weekend’s open beta.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands has undergone a stack of improvements since the closed beta, with Ubisoft focusing particularly on the PC build for the game, connectivity problems and improvements to missions and gameplay.

While the publisher hasn’t detailed all changes, it has outlined some of the biggest in the open beta, including compatibility to PC hardware, better hosting and syncing for co-op players, and the all-important ability to revive dead team mates.

Although the open beta is not without its troubles, it’s good to see Ubi actively on the case and tackling problems as they occur.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of changes between the closed beta and the open beta, and a few words on each from the developers themselves.

PC Version

“We’ve made a great number of improvements to the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands since the closed beta. We are working closely with our partners to complete the final enhancements for the release of the game.

“First, we tackled all the issues that prevented some players from enjoying the game during the closed beta. We also included improvements on both the performance and stability sides.”

  • Unable to launch the game: “Your graphics card does not support DirectX 11 features.”
  • Unable to launch the game: “Your graphics card does not have enough video memory.”
  • Adaptive V-Sync support.
  • Introduction videos now skippable after first boot.
  • Added Ultra preset in the game.

Gameplay and Missions

“Fixes include – Of course, we have also been working hard to keep improving the core gameplay experience of the game, especially during missions – main or secondary – that were blocking the progression of the players in the province of Itacua. Here is a non-exhaustive list of fixed issues:”

  • Santa Blanca choppers never face the players.
  • Unable to revive teammate after killing all enemies.
  • Unable to access a vehicle that’s leaning on a ledge.
  • Target or VIP is not present.
  • Extensive drone cooldown after respawn.
  • Yuri and Polito behavior during fight and animations.
  • GPS location of convoys.

Co-op and Connectivity

“Another critical aspect of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the co-op and the possibility at any moment to play solo or with your friends seamlessly. More than half of the players of the closed beta played in co-op, and we were able to document a real interest for this experience.

“We were able to fix some connectivity issues affecting players who were unable to join their friends or use matchmaking. This includes, for instance:”

  • Sync of missions during co-op among all players.
  • Improved replication, especially related to vehicles, enemies, and drones.
  • Improved host migration feature.
  • Fixed animations after death of player.

“If you still are experiencing issues on PC during this open beta, we highly recommend you check out the connectivity-troubleshooting guide here.”

Difficulty

“The difficulty has been tweaked and improved to offer players a real challenge, especially at the highest difficulty levels.”

  • Removed “enemies areas” in mini-map in Extreme difficulty mode.
  • Improved difficulty balancing for AI and missions.
  • Improved stealth break situations.

Others

“We’ve also worked on various other topics to offer the best experience to all players during this open beta. For example, improvements have been made to the animations (for instance, on the cover), various glitches or sound issues have been fixed, and more.”

The Overwatch League kicks off in Q3 2017, regular seasons promised for 2018

24 Feb

Plans for the Overwatch League are moving ahead, and the initial team building process will start later this year.

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The Overwatch League, a competitive, Blizzard-run eSports league for Overwatch, was first unveiled during BlizzCon last year.

At the time, Blizzard said it wanted it to be a premier league, but things have been quiet on that front since. Recently, Blizzard’s eSports director Nate Nanzer, spoke about the company’s plans for this year and beyond. The interview was hosted in Korea, but Reddit user bartlet4us (via PCGamesN) kindly translated it to English.

Nanzer confirmed that this year’s season will start in Q3, but it won’t be until 2018 that we’ll start getting regular seasons. During the initial run, the company will be busy building teams and acquiring players, so the league will start small. The plan is to host the finals in a different city every year, not at BlizzCon.

The competition will be region-based, with major stadiums in some regions hosting the games. Later on, Blizzard hopes to have teams play at their home stadiums in their home cities. With that in mind, Blizzard will not restrict teams to a single nationality, the same goes for gender.

“We aim for diversity in sex, race, and rolls, etc. If the team wants to, they are free to have not only multi-sex team, but they are also free to have players with different nationalities. It is a region based league, but there are no boundaries in region or nationality when it comes to players,” the translated interview reads.

During the interview, Nanzer also confirmed a plan to make full-time professional Overwatch players a thing, promising regular salaries through sharing profits. These profits ideally would come from ticket sales, merchandise and other similar avenues.

Blizzard is also looking at creating in-game DLC to support specific teams and so on.

Hit the link for the rest of the interview, which includes fun tidbits like why Tracer was chosen to be on the logo.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta crippled by ribera-1000b error and maintenance downtime

24 Feb

Solo and co-op play hindered by errors and maintenance issues.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands players are coming up against a number of problems during the open beta, but if it’s any consolation, it’s not your fault.

A common ribera-1000b error has popped up for a lot of players, which makes the game unplayable for even solo play using AI co-op. It looks like that can be fixed by port forwarding if you don’t mind tinkering with your set-up. There’s a quick video guide here.

And at the time of writing Ubisoft has taken the game offline twice in less than 24 hours since going live, on all formats; PC, Xbox One and PS4.

It’s to be expected of course. This open beta is not just a demo to help sell the game, but a way for Ubisoft to stress test its back end as well as tweak the game before the proper release on March 7.

But it’s no less frustrating to get kicked from a game, especially one designed specifically for four buddies to experience in co-op.

Although it’s not the same backend design as Ubisoft’s recently released For Honor, that game is currently suffering game-breaking problems online, crippling a game that has been well received by critics.

Our advice if you do come across the ribera-1000b error or any other maintenance issues is to keep an eye on the official Twitter support for updates. Maintenance so far on the game has been relatively quick, taking between 15 minutes and an hour. You can also check on the server status right here.

Expect more downtime over the Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta weekend. It’s the nature of the beast. Let’s just hope the same problems don’t follow for the full game at release. Plus, you know, the game is pretty cool from what we’ve played of it.

The Division Last Stand, patch 1.6 out next week

24 Feb

The Division’s big 1.6 patch and final expansion, Last Stand, have a release date.

Ubisoft Massive has announced a release date for The Division‘s Last Stand expansion and the 1.6 patch. During yesterday’s State of the Game show, the studio revealed the date, and it’s surprisingly soon.

Last Stand releases alongside patch 1.6, on Tuesday, February 28. There is no exclusivity period for any platform this time, so the release date applies to PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Patch 1.6 has seen a number iterations during testing in the PTS so far, and it’s one of the game’s biggest. The number of sweeping changes to gear balance, mechanics and other items will no doubt make a heck of patch notes list. The patch notes will be deployed on Monday.

During the show, Massive also announced that PS4 Pro players will have one more thing to look forward to with 1.6. Though the game already has a Pro patch, the upcoming update will improve the resolution.

We’ll bring you more details when we have them.

Sunset Overdrive Sequel Is A Possibility But It Depends On Microsoft

24 Feb

It has been over two years since the launch of Sunset Overdrive and no sequel for the game has been announced yet. Now Insomniac Games has explained that Sunset Overdrive sequel is a possibility if Microsoft gives a go ahead. Speaking with GameInformer, Insomniac Games president Ted Price said that Sunset Overdrive IP is under […]

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Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer Will Give Her Voice To A Mass Effect: Andromeda Character

23 Feb

Natalie Dormer is a famous English actress born on February 11, 1982. She became famous for roles such as Anne Boleyn on The Tudors and Margaery Tyrell on the Game of Thrones. She has already had a role in a videogame, but things are on a even higher level this time since she will give her voice […]

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