The latest update for Ghost Recon Wildlands, Special Operation 4, is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, adding a new PvE mode along with a PvP class and a pair of PvP maps and events.
Ghost War content includes two new PvP events:
Owners of the Ghost Recon Wildlands Year 2 Pass have one week of early access to The Sapper, a support class capable of deploying a specialised drone which shoots "concussion" mines, draining stamina from players and suppressing them. The Sapper will be available to all players from 6 March.
There's also some quality-of-life improvements and community requested features as part of the, roughly 20 GB, update. You can read the patch notes in full on the official website.
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Today’s latest Nintendo Direct has revealed the next set of mainline Pokémon games - Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield - which are coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch this year.
According to the game’s director, Shigeryu Ohmori, players will be battling their way through multiple gyms on the way to becoming a Pokémon champion.
We also got a look at the three starter Pokémon; there’s the chimp-Pokémon Grookey, a grass type, the rabbit-Pokémon Scorbunny, a fire type, and lastly the water-lizard type Sobble, which has the ability to turn invisible.
“As we work on the development of these games, our goal has been to create the greatest Pokémon experience yet,” said Ohmori. “We’re challenging ourselves to try new things while still treasuring what makes Pokémon special.”
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released simultaneously towards the end of the year.
What do you think of the new games? Let us know below.
Bethesda have shared more details on the three major updates coming to Fallout 76 for free later this year, which is good news for those of us still enjoying the game.
Here’s all the information on the update:
The Nuclear Winter update follows Wild Appalachia, arriving sometime this summer, and adds high-level Vault raids and a prestige system for players above level 50. It also adds a new mode that’s said to be “an entirely new way to play Fallout 76.”
The final major update is Wastelanders, which will be released towards the end of the year. This is probably the most significant update content wise, with players said to be able to “embark on a tale with true choice and consequences.”
Wastelanders includes new main questlines, new factions, features and events along with “more surprises.”
Are you still playing Fallout 76? Which update are you looking forward to the most? Let us know below.
Congratulations to Cristafer Williams (@Kamodobone), this week’s winner and newly anointed burly man!
Fan-favourite femme fatale, Jade, is the latest playable character to be confirmed by NetherRealm Studios.
Jade fights with a brutal mix of speed and dexterity, utilising her iconic bo staff and razorrang to deadly effect as she squares off against Sonya Blade (voiced by WWE’s Ronda Rousey), Skarlet and Baraka.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases 23 April on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC.
What do you think of Jade? Any guesses on the next character to be revealed? Share them below or over in the forums.
The Game Bakers, best known for their boss-rush title Furi, have teased their next game, Haven.
Haven can be played solo or with a friend in co-op, and it looks like combat could be turn-based, judging on the image above.
It’s been in development for the last two years and is coming to consoles and PC, although there’s no exact release window just yet.
The Game Bakers will be providing more details in the near future, but in the meantime, you can somewhat satisfy your curiosity with the above images.
What are your first impressions of Haven? Let us know below or in the forums
With Trials Rising's release right around the corner, Ubisoft are giving players the chance to test out some of the title's features and a new trailer sheds light on post-launch content.
Taking place from 21 - 24 February, the open beta offers 18 tracks, ranging from easy to extreme difficulty, 8 multiplayer tracks, optional contracts and the co-op Tandem Bike.
Players can also work towards unlocking the Helium Bike with the exclusive Turbo Bike Exhaust, which will be available in the full game to anyone who can earn it during the beta.
The beta will be available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC and can be preloaded from 19 February.
Trials Rising releases shortly after the beta period, on 26 February.
Do you have plans to unlock the Helium Bike? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Congratulations to this week's winner, Corbin Winget (@WingetCorbin)!
The latest Nintendo Direct was packed with reveals and announcements for some of Ninty's biggest franchises. Here's what we'll be playing this year.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been delayed until summer but we now have a solid release date. The famed RPG series will make its Switch debut on 26 July.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is bringing the franchise back to Nintendo after a ten year break. Players can assemble a team from the rosters of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, The Defenders and more as they take on Thanos and The Black Order.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition promises the most elaborate story (and title) yet, with all previously released DLC included amongst new features.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting an update with version 3.0 this spring. Challenge Pack 1, featuring Persona protagonist, Joker, will be available before April.
There's also some new Amiibo figures being released.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a 2D side scroller and spiritual successor to Castlevania, can be expected sometime this summer.
Another title scheduled for a summer release is ARPG, Oninaki. As a Watcher, players will have the ability to travel between the Living World and the Beyond, severing the bonds that link the Lost to this world and sending them to the next.
PlatinumGames have a new action title coming exclusively to Switch. In Astral Chain you are part of a special task force, formed specially to tackle dangerous alien creatures which are arriving from another dimension.
Nintendo ended the Direct by announcing that classic Game Boy title, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, is being remastered for Switch.
There was more on show, with remasters, ports and demos to suit all tastes, as well as multi-platform releases. You can watch the presentation in full below.
See anything you like? Talk all things Nintendo below or over in the forums.
Following the private beta last weekend, Ubisoft have announced plans to let everyone in on the action with an upcoming open beta.
Upon completion of the story missions, players could experience end-game content with three specialist classes in an ‘Invaded’ mission. Each class was outfitted with its own special weapon and unique perk to assist in taking on a tougher challenge against a different enemy faction.
The open beta runs from 1 - 4 March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Get our impressions on the game so far here.
Did you play the private beta? Looking to try out the open beta if not? Let us know below or over in the forums.