Fornite Season 5 has arrived and it the biggest update to the game so far.
You can drop in now and find all kinds of changes to the Battle Royale map. A Viking ship, desert outpost, ancient statues have appeared on the island, and Moisty Mire has been hit with a drought, bringing with it a brand new desert outpost.
Fortnite now has it’s first vehicle, hop in the zippy All Terrain Kart (ATK) with their squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations.
Below is a small section of the patch notes:
When the “Invited to Party” prompt appears in the UI you can now immediately accept the invite rather than having to open the Party Finder.
The News widget has been adjusted to avoid the need for a scrollbar in most cases.
A scroll option has been added for controller users in the event that scrolling is needed.
Updated consoles to use less shader storage. This improves patch sizes and reduces load times.
Optimized file ordering to reduce load times on all platforms.
The “Epic Friends” button now appears on the Main Menu when using a gamepad on Windows or Mac.
Fixed an issue that intermittently caused the Push-To-Talk setting to not function as intended.
Blocked players will no longer show as suggested friends.
Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars, the second post-launch adventure, will release on July 17th 2018 on available platforms. Lost on Mars continues the uncanny adventures in the Far Cry 5 Season Pass as players travel to Mars to eradicate an alien threat. Lost on Mars can be purchased as a stand-alone DLC, as part of the season pass or the Gold Edition. Check out our review of Far Cry 5 here!
Lost on Mars transports the franchise’s insanity from Hope County to the red planet as Nick Rye is teleported to a hostile planet to help his buddy Hurk thwart an alien invasion of Earth. This adventure gives players a new arsenal of alien weaponry, including the Blaster of Disaster, Hellfire and Morphinator, while also introducing a new transversal tool with Space Jets. Humankind’s future is in the hands of the game’s most notorious guns-for-hire. Time to squash some bugs!
In addition, all Far Cry 5 players will have access to new Mars-themed assets in Far Cry Arcade, which is available now. Map builders will be able to integrate these assets into their existing maps or create new sci-fi-themed maps. Future content will also include thematic assets that will be added to Far Cry Arcade for free. Those who download the Lost on Mars DLC will also gain access to new weapons – Obliteratorrrr, Taser Phazer Annihilazer, Nerve Reaper, Grape Popper and Hellfire – to use as they liberate Hope County from the Project at Eden’s Gate.
Far Cry 5 post-launch will continue with a final DLC adventure – Dead Living Zombies – which will be released in August. An additional asset drop will give map builders more tools to create unique Far Cry Arcade experiences. The adventures are available in the season pass or as stand-alone DLC purchases, while new asset releases for Far Cry Arcade will be available for free to all players in future title updates.
November 27. Mark it down now because the much anticipated Darksiders III finally releases onto console.
The next entry into the awesome hack-n-slash action-adventure also come with a several flavours of pre-order to ‘reward’ the loyal fanbase who will undoubtedly be rushing to their favourite retailer to place an order.
First up is an exclusive armour DLC that is available at ‘participating retailers’. Next is a pre-order offer for those who like to purchase their games directly through the Xbox or PlayStation stores. Gamers can “have their choice of THREE distinct pre-order opportunities featuring exclusive in-game content, special discounts and 24-hour early access to Darksiders III”, further details are said to be here, but currently no details beyond the above are known.
And finally, for the physical gamer there are two SKUs to choose from
Darksiders III Collector’s Edition
Fury Figurine about 29cm – 11″ high
Darksiders III Game
Exclusive Armor DLC; completely original skin replacing Fury’s base armor set (purely aesthetic, no gameplay impact
Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition:
Premium Box ~117cm – 46″
Wall Scroll – Fabric print with hanger 77 x 100 – 30″ x 40″
4 Figurines: Fury (~29cm 11” high), Vulgrim, War, Death (each about 25cm 10″high)
Heavy weight amulet 5cm – 2″ with necklace
Darksiders III Game
Exclusive Armor DLC; completely original skin replacing Fury’s base armor set (purely aesthetic, no gameplay impact)
Those statues look pretty badass… Now, who is up for making a Darksiders recap? I for one have totally lost track of the story…
Rocket League is three years old and Psyonix are throwing an in-game party for its player base. Starting on July 9th and running through to July 23, this anniversary event will work a bit differently to the usual in-game Events. For starters, there is a new 3v3 ‘Anniversary’ Playlist to the Casual Playlists page, featuring an inspired ‘Throwback Stadium’ that veteran SARPBC players may recognize! The goal layout, in particular, is a departure from the modern goal positions seen in the rest of Rocket League’s Arenas, but it does harken back to the old-school days of Battle-Cars, which should tickle the old nostalgia feels quite nicely.
There will be no Event Crates this time either, with all of the new items available by redeeming SARPBC 10th Anniversary-themed ‘Balloons,’ which are earned by playing matches online.
Along with new items up for grabs, you’ll also be able to redeem Balloons for a new type of Anniversary surprise! These ‘Golden Eggs’ do not require a Key or Decryptor to unlock, so just crack up to ten of ‘em open to find one of over 60 possible Customization Items from the retired Champions Series Crates.
Arcade Racer Onrush is free for PS4 owners in the EU (yes, that still includes the UK) this weekend, July 6th to the 9th. I had the pleasure of reviewing it for TiX and thought it was a magnificent racer, so PS4 owners should be racing for that download button right now!
You can read the review here, and, for your convenience you can download the game here!
Today SEGA have confirmed that Shenmue I and II will hit console on August 21. Originally released on the Dreamcast, Shemnue hit cult acclaim and for years fans have been calling for a third title to finish off the story. Eventually this became a reality when Shenmue III appeared as a kickstarter.
Now that the first games are slated for an Xbox One release, will the third title also find its way onto the console?
Action-RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr has been slated for a digital release on August 23, with the physical launching the very next day. A release date for North America and Latin America is yet be confirmed.
The latest game set in the Warhammer 40K universe has a “strong focus on a persistent online world” and it’s this core mechanic that has led the game’s release to be pushed back – which isn’t the first time the developer has requested the title be delayed. Let’s hope they can stick to the new August date.
“Just one more go” was a true statement of the arcade classic Tempest, so it’s apt that Tempest 4000 gets “one more go” with a new lease of life on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Releasing this summer – July 17 – for $29.99, the classic vector based arcade game is getting an overall of bright neon retro vibes.
“Modern home consoles are the descendants of arcade gaming,” said Jeff Minter, Executive Producer of Tempest 4000 and founder of Llamasoft. “We wanted to bring the classic arcade experience into players’ homes, so both franchise legacy fans and new gamers can test their mettle.”
With over 100 levels to beat, Tempest 4000 includes Classic, Pure and Survival game modes set against a ‘retro techno soundtrack’.
Launching on July 13, All-Star Fruit Racing will race on to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While the name may sound a bit silly – childlike even – the game looks like it will be a ton of fun, just check out the trailer below.
Including split-screen for up to four players, the karting racer is set within lush vibrant environments that could have been plucked straight from Wreck-It Ralph’s Sugar Rush world. As you progress through the career mode, which is set across the four seasons of the year and in ‘Special Islands’, the action unfolds over 21 tracks. As you progress, kart parts are unlocked so you can really pimp up your fruity vehicles with over 32,000 possible kart combinations.
And no kart racer would be complete without the obligator weapons arsenal. Once powered up, the juicer can unleash a wave of fruit-based attacks to cripple your foes with individual shots as you gain juice or with an almighty attack once it is full to bursting.
With Dragster races, Hill Climbs, Elimination races, Time Attacks and modifier modes, there seems to be plenty of juicy content in All-Star Fruit Racing.
I do love a good puzzle game, more so when it’s in VR and Coastsink Software are bringing their popular mobile VR puzzler, Esper, to PSVR next week and it looks like great fun.
Like something from the minds of Aperture Science Laboratories – it seems that you are cast into a whole sequence of testing on account of an unusual telekinetic ability to move objects – there’s the point of reason of context for PSVR. Essentially it’s a cool set of puzzles in VR.
“Esper is where the VR journey began for Coatsink and it holds a dear place in our hearts. Having Oculus approach us in the early days of modern day VR and trust our then small team to build and create an acclaimed VR game for Gear VR was nothing short of incredible.” Tom Beardsmore, CEO of Coastsink Software