Ubisoft shared new details of the upcoming final season from the game’s Year 4 content, called Operation Shifting Tides, at yesterday’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Finals in Tokoname.
As you can see in the video above, Kali’s rifle can also be used to break through wooden barricades or hatches with just one shot (as long as they’re not reinforced) and comes with an underslung explosive launcher for blasting chunks out of sturdier structures.
To counteract the weapon’s lethality, players that are downed by it will automatically face the direction the shot came from, allowing them to better locate Kali’s position.
The reworked Theme Park map contains the following changes:
“The Rail Platform has been removed and the East and West sections have been brought closer together. Inside the building, the East section has largely evolved, primarily the downstairs area. Gargoyle and Haunting Dining bomb sites are replaced with the Throne Room and Armory pair. The new Gong Room in this area also becomes the main entrance, while the Arcade Entrance is now blocked.”
Both Kali and Wamai will be instantly available at launch to those who purchased the Year 4 Pass or have a Uplay+ subscription, with everyone else able to purchase them a week later using Renown or R6 Credits.
Ahead of its public roll out, PC players can test out the new content from today via the game’s Test Server, with the option to report any bugs or glitches to the developers through the R6 Fix platform.
What do you think of the new operators? Let us know below or over in the forums.
EA and DICE have released a new digital edition of their WW2-set first-person-shooter, Battlefield V, to coincide with the start of the game’s second year of free post-launch content.
Here’s a list of everything included in Battlefield V Year 2 Edition:
You can read more about all the free content arriving as part of the game’s latest chapter, such as the M1 Garand and Sherman tank, in the official blog post.
Are you looking forward to the new theatre of war? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Bethesda have delayed the release of the Fallout 76 Wastelanders update, which was originally supposed to launch later this year.
One update that will be making its way to the game this year is the introduction of private servers, which are scheduled to go live sometime next week.
As the name suggests, this “number one community-requested feature” will allow players (for a price) to host their own private worlds with friends, with the ability to “mod” said worlds being added at a later date.
Of course, while the ability to host your own game is always a good option to have, we’ve found that most random players we’ve bumped into during our travels across post-apocalyptic Virginia have been eager to help, rather than hinder.
Bethesda end the blog with the news that more fixes and quality of life improvements are on the way, while the studio is also said to be working on bringing new events, a legendary player system, a public server and perk loadouts to the game.
Disappointed by the delay? Looking forward to hosting your own private world? Let us know below or in the forums.
Nimble (formerly known as Holospark), have pushed back the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Earthfall.
Earthfall: Alien Horde features 11 campaign chapters and 5 invasion maps in which players must face off against a variety of extra-terrestrial foes, utilising barricades and 3D printed weapons during periodic choke points in order to survive.
James gave the game a solid 7/10 when he reviewed the Xbox One version last year, noting that while the AI bots might not be the greatest team players, the game is still “ruddy good fun, if a tad disposable.”
Earthfall: Alien Horde is out 29 October on Nintendo Switch.
Did you play the original? Looking forward to the Switch version? Let us know below.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have confirmed Ms. Marvel’s addition to the roster of playable characters in Marvel’s Avengers, their upcoming action-adventure game.
“An optimistic fan girl of the Avengers, Kamala Khan is the perfect character for the story we’re telling in Marvel’s Avengers,” said Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer at Crystal Dynamics.
“Telling our story of Kamala’s coming-of-age brings a fresh, hopeful perspective to the gameplay experience and her unique abilities as Ms. Marvel make her a character every person can relate to and will want to play. Kamala Khan is one of the unique characters that makes our game stand apart from any Avengers story experienced before.”
Those of you lucky enough to be attending this year’s EGX event can head on over to the Virgin Media booth where an exclusive extended demo of the game will be playable for the very first time in the UK.
Marvel’s Avengers is out 15 May 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadia.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel's Avengers to be playable at EGX exclusively at Virgin Media booth
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have teamed up with Virgin Media to bring a playable version of their upcoming Marvel's Avengers game to this month’s EGX event at London ExCel.
The above video showcases exactly what type of gameplay attendees can look forward to trying out at EGX. The demo includes Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Captain America trying to halt an attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, highlighting the game’s “cinematic combat-action” and character hopping mechanics.
Marvel's Avengers is out 15 May on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and will also be available through Google Stadia.
Will you be attending EGX? Looking forward to going hands-on with the Avengers? Let us know below and be sure to keep an eye out on PTC for our upcoming EGX coverage.
MercurySteam have rolled out the Heavy Metal update for their asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, Spacelords, across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Blueprints, which are also used to build weapons, have been made more powerful to reflect their “new high-ranking status” and will remain as special prizes.
On top of the Forge System, Heavy Metal also adds a Talent System to “further emphasize the player’s control” over the way their character plays by adding a Talent Tree, and also introduces “new and exciting gameplay options”, such as the ability to launch Aleph blasts at enemies.
It seems that Monday’s launch of the update caused a few players to experience crashes while using the game’s main menu, but MercurySteam have since resolved the problem.
What do you think of the new update? Let us know below or in the forums.
Sony have revealed a price cut for their PlayStation Now subscription service which lets players download or stream hundreds of titles from PS2, PS3 and PS4 libraries.
The new price cuts see the monthly UK cost cut from £14.99 to £9.99, with the yearly cost dropping from £84.99 to £49.99.
Here’s a list of the updated prices for all regions:
The decision to add first party titles such as Uncharted 4 and God of War could be seen as a response to the growing popularity of Microsoft’s own subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, which features a smaller collection of titles but does allow users instant access to all first-party Xbox One titles from their day of release.
What do you think of the new price and games included in PS Now? Let us know below or over in the forums.
SkyBox Labs, who’re collaborating with 343 on the upcoming Halo: Infinite, are bringing their atmospheric platformer, Stela, to Xbox One next month.
“We’re fortunate to have such an amazing team of artists, designers, and other game industry professionals who have contributed to many of the biggest AAA IPs working on Stela,” said Shyang Kong, Co-Founder, SkyBox Labs.
“Stela’s atmospheric soundtrack, gorgeous yet grim visuals, and brain-teasing gameplay will deliver a cinematic platformer experience delightful to fans of the genre like ourselves while inviting newcomers to join us as aficionados.”
It will also be making its way to iOS devices as part of the Apple Arcade subscription service, and a PC version is set to arrive early next year according to SkyBox Labs' official site, though the game’s Steam page still lists a 2019 release.
Stela is out 17 October on Xbox One with an RRP of $19.99 (or regional equivalent).
Let us know what you think of the game below or over in the forums.
Blizzard have revealed a new LEGO-themed limited-time event for their multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, called Bastion’s Brick Challenge.
You can also pick up LEGO-themed rewards by sinking a few hours into participating Twitch streams, though you’ll have to link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account first. The video above helpfully shows what steps you need to take in order to do just that.
Once you’re up and running, watching two hours’ worth of selected streams gets you a D.Va spray, four hours Tracer and Widowmaker player icons, while six hours sees viewers receiving two sprays and two player icons for Hanzo and Genji.
Will you be trying to collect all the rewards on offer? Let us know below or over in the forums.