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.
Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play Battle Royale title, Apex Legends, has reached 10 million players in just three days.
“We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too,” he continued.
“From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.”
Apex Legends is available to download for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Have you tried it yet? Let us know below.
The second part of EA's gameplay series delves into the end-game content that's available once the campaign is wrapped up.
Upon reaching Pilot Level 30 and completing the main story, new difficulties will be unlocked alongside the standard Easy, Normal and Hard Modes. The three tiers of Grand Master provide more of a challenge and offer greater rewards for successful pilots.
Factions around Fort Tarsis will offer Contracts and those who prove themselves worthy could be tasked with taking on Legendary Contracts; multi part missions with bigger risks and better loot. Crafting blueprints, and the resources needed to build them, can be acquired from these factions as your reputation grows. Daily, weekly and monthly challenges can also be completed to earn coins and valuable materials.
Strongholds, one of which we got to sample during the demo, will be one of the more challenging activities, along with Cataclysms. Cataclysms are big events causing physical changes to the world such as "extreme weather, deluges of hostile creatures, and changes to the landscape that will reveal new mysteries to solve."
More characters, missions and stories are promised post-launch.
Anthem releases 22 February on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Early Access starts 15 February for EA Access/Origins members.
Did you enjoy the demo? Looking forward to getting your hands on Anthem? Let us know below or over in the forums.
NetherRealm Studios have released a new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 showcasing Kabal's brutal style. The former member of the Black Dragon clan has been resurrected as an evil Revenant and now serves the NetherRealm.
Those who pre-order on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 through select retailers will receive access to the beta, which begins 28 March. All pre-orders will unlock Shao Kahn as a playable character. Head on over to the official site for more details.
Mortal Kombat 11 launches 23 April on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC.
Are you happy about Kabal's inclusion? What other classic characters would you like to see make a comeback? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Deep Silver and 4A Games are celebrating Metro Exodus’ impending release with a new animated short called Artyom’s Nightmare.
“Watching 4A Games take my characters off the page and onto the screen has been a privilege,” said Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the original Metro novels. “I hope fans will enjoy this new glimpse into Artyom’s world.”
Metro Exodus is out 15 February on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Let us know what you think of the video in the comments and be sure to check out our early impressions of Artyom’s latest adventure following a recent preview event here and in the video above.
Warhorse Studios’ next batch of Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC launches today on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The DLC features multiple endings depending on the choices you make, a new camp location full of characters and stories, plus “The Ring of Bacchus” activity and a unique set of armour.
Band of Bastards is available to download now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC for €7.99 (or regional equivalent).
Let us know what you think of the new DLC below or in the forums.
Respawn Entertainment have officially unveiled Apex Legends, their Battle Royale title set within the Titanfall universe.
The game features squad-based gunplay, with players forming a team of three from the selection of eight Legends. According to Respawn, Legends are “easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.”
Certain Battle Royale tropes have been given a new twist in Apex Legends, with players actually able to bring back fallen team members by utilising one-time use Respawn Beacons.
Players can also tag equipment and enemies for their squad, and weapon attachments and gear automatically gets assigned to the appropriate piece of equipment when picked up thanks to the game’s “intelligent inventory system”.
“Our goal in every game you play is that you come in with a plan but you leave with a story,” said Drew McCoy, Lead Producer for Apex Legends.
“We’re building a game that is not only going to deliver a fun and memorable experience at launch, but something we can keep growing for a long time to come.”
During this evening’s live stream Respawn confirmed that Apex Legends does include microtransactions, but they will be limited to cosmetic items only.
The game will also feature a Battle Pass which players can purchase for “exclusive cosmetic items earned through gameplay.”
What did you think of the reveal? Let us know below.
“WAR…WAR never changes his platform. Or does he?” According to THQ Nordic’s announcement yesterday, yes… yes, he does.
Here’s a summary of what awaits players in game:
The game, which is already available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, comes to Switch on 2 April with an RRP of $29.99 (or regional equivalent) for both digital and boxed editions.
Have you already played Darksiders Warmastered Edition? Will you be double-dipping on Switch? Let us know below.
The Division 2 beta kicks off in a little under two weeks and Ubisoft have shared details about what we can expect content wise.
The beta runs from 7 - 11 February and you can sign up here for a chance to participate, or pre-order for guaranteed access.
A day into the beta period, fans can get their first taste of end-game content with one Invaded mission. Players will "experience gameplay at the level cap of 30 and unlock brand new Survivalist, Sharpshooter or Demolitionist specialisations."
The Division 2 launches 15 March on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Have you pre-ordered? Looking forward to sampling the end-game content? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Ronimo, the team behind Awesomenauts Assemble!, have brought their side-scrolling strategy game Swords & Soldiers to Switch.
Players can go head-to-head against each other in what Ronimo is describing as an “improved” version of the game’s local multiplayer, with two people able to share one touch screen for matches.
Swords & Soldiers features four factions, a single-player campaign, mini-games and local multiplayer. It also comes with Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC.
In celebration of the game’s arrival on Switch, it’s currently discounted to just €4.94 (or regional equivalent).
Did you enjoy the original Swords & Soldiers? Looking forward to playing the sequel on Switch? Let us know below.