Allkeyshop TV News 12 December (Recap)
World War Z Coming to the Epic Games Store
Epic has opened their own storefront and is enticing developers and publishers with an 88% cut from sales. With this, games have been reconsidering launching on Steam at all. The latest to jump ship is World War Z. Saber Interactive has not made any announcements yet, but they’ve removed the Steam logo from the game’s site and has replaced it with a standard PC logo. Then they went on to Twitter to announce that the game will be launching on the Epic Store. The game might still come out on Steam though, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Gets Junkrat Krampus Skin
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland is here and with it comes the legendary skin Junkrat Krampus! He is like the opposite of St. Nick, instead of giving gifts to the good boys and girls, he gives out punishment to the little bad ones. As described in Wikipedia, Krampus carries around birch branches to swat children. Sometimes he would have a sack that he can use to carry the bad kids to hell. Other skins announced were the Legendary Biathlon Widowmaker, Figure Skater Symmetra, and Epic Gift Wrap Bastion
Rainbow Six Siege will be Switching to Manual Chat Moderation
Ubisoft implemented an autoban system against racist and homophobic slurs in chat last summer, and it’s been hit and miss for the most part. That will be changing soon though as Ubisoft has announced that they’ll be moving over to a manually moderated system. Anything flagged as potentially offending will not be broadcasted to other players and will be forwarded to a review team. Ubisoft this will allow them to provide immediate feedback to potential offenders and still continue to impose appropriate sanctions.
Rage 2 Pre-order Currently Available Only on the Bethesda Launcher
It looks like Rage 2 can only be pre-ordered from the Bethesda launcher. For right now, we are not able to see the game Rage 2 listed on Steam and the third party retailers like Green Man Gaming and Fanatical lists the platform as Bethesda only. We are also able to see a note saying in the Fanatical page saying that the key is Bethesda.net and not a Steam key. If you go to the Bethesda page you can see the game for pre-order but unlike Prey and Fallout 5 which has the ‘Steam DRM’ box, Rage 2 doesn’t.
Digital Extremes Shows Off New Warframe Baruuk
Digital Extremes has announced that the next Warframe to join their hugely popular free-to-play title will be a monk that’s not so fond of fighting. If you push him too hard though, he’ll be unleashing his fury and, as the developers put it, “kick ass”. Dubbed as ‘Baruuk’, he’ll be building up a resource called ‘Edge’, enough of which will allow him to use his ultimate ability, Savage. This unlocks a fist exalted weapon with special powers and combos. All his other abilities come with secondary effects too. Baruuk is set to arrive in the next Fortuna update.
EverQuest Expansion Burning Lands Out Ahead of Game’s 20th Anniversary in March
EverQuest is getting its 25th expansion and it is called The Burning Lands. This long-running game which started in 1999 and is still going strong has had a lot of differently themed expansions. This time it is all about an elemental war between the djinn from the Plane of Air and the efreeti from the Plane of Fire. The expansion will come with new zones, new raids, new quests as well as missions. This expansion comes out ahead of the game’s 20th anniversary which will be in March 2019.
2084 Arrives to Steam Early Access This Week
A new shooter that includes some hacking elements from Feardemic called 2084 is coming to Steam Early Access this December 13th for PC. The announcement was made with a quick trailer that is quite creepy and surreal looking. The teaser is short but it does give us the idea that the game is set in a post-apocalyptic labyrinth where players are challenged to kill their enemies. While in combat they can easily use some computer hacking commands. Lots of plot twists are available in this fast-paced shooter.
Donut County is Coming to Switch and Xbox One
Donut County is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The quirky story-driven physics puzzle game first launched for PC, Playstation 4 and mobile, but Annapurna Interactive announced during The Game Awards that it will soon be available for players on the two remaining consoles. The game features a colorful ensemble of characters while players maneuver a mysterious hole in the ground to consume everything in sight. The Xbox One and Switch versions will launch on December 18th.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Features New Aircraft
The latest trailer for Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown shows off the MiG-31B, a Russian aircraft first introduced in 1981 during the Cold War. To this day, it remains one of the fastest combat jets in the world. The video is the latest in a series of trailers highlighting the game’s included aircrafts, the first 3 of which featured the F-150, the Typhoon jet, and the F/A-18F. Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown launches on January 18th for Xbox One and PS4, and on February 1st for PC.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 Augments and Co-op Featured in New Gameplay
The latest gameplay trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 shows off the game’s new augment system. Augments can be added to the player’s character and weapons to gain access to different effects and abilities. Enemies will be able to use augments too, which means players will need to plan their tactics in advance. The trailer also touched on the game’s massive open world, focusing on the hub world on the moon called Soma. Vehicles were also showcased, with details about ship upgrades and capabilities.
Ni No Kuni 2’s The Lair of the Lost Lord DLC Out This Week
Level-5 levels up as they announce the first significant paid DLC for Ni no Kuni 2, The Lair of the Lost Lord. The patch introduces new quests, a new zone, over 80 new weapons and armor pieces, and an amplified combat system. Players who purchase the DLC get immediate access to a new arena of the mysterious Labyrinth. Level-5 also promises the reintroduction of an old nemesis. The DLC will be available on December 13th for PC and PS4.
Indie Survival Game Overland to Launch Next Year
Brace yourselves to embrace an all new indie game by Finji named Overland. This well anticipated title is currently in “first access” on PC and is available through Finji’s website. Finji released the game in first access to gather feedback from its players. Finji issued confirmation of progress when they tweeted that the game is “real close to getting out of first access.” Overland, which was once labeled as the best upcoming survival game, is finally confirmed to be coming in 2019.
World of Warcraft Update Tides of Vengeance Has Rolled Out
World of Warcraft’s Tides of Vengeance update has rolled out, and it brings tons of new quests and content to the game. It also includes new armor, the new co-op mode Warfront, and Faction Assaults. It also includes a new raid called Battle of Dazar’alor, the second raid that’s part of the Battle of Azeroth. It promises a different experience for each faction as they face off against six bosses, with the Alliance in offense, and the Horde on defense. These and a lot more are now live in World of Warcraft.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s The Pillar DLC Officially Announced
The official Tomb Raider Twitter page has officially announced The Pillar, the next DLC for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This expansion will be available starting December 18th for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The Pillar will let players “venture into the Path of the Huracan to discover the truth behind the legend of the Maya apocalypse.” In this new adventure, Lara will reclaim an ancient treasure, and take on challenges in a new tomb while fighting Trinity forces.
Atlas Early Access Release Delayed
Studio Wildcard has announced that its upcoming MMO Atlas won’t be releasing in Early Access as scheduled. According to the developers, the new pirate MMO will be a week off schedule due to a few issues keeping them at bay. Players need not worry, as the issues are minor. Players won’t have to wait that long, as Studio Wildcard said that Atlas will release on Steam Early Access on December 19th. It was originally planned for release on December 13th.
Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Pass Available Now
Rainbow Six Siege has recently rolled out its Operation Wind Bastion update, but Ubisoft has a lot more planned for the game this year. The new season will be coming really soon, and Ubisoft has announced that the Year 4 Pass is now available. Much like previous passes, the Year 4 Pass costs 30 Dollars and gives players access to perks such as a 7-day early access to all 8 of the new Year 4 Operators, and they won’t be grinding for currency in order to unlock them. The pass also includes exclusive items such as uniforms and R6 Credits.
Red Dead 2’s Update 1.04 is Out Now
Rockstar Games has released title update 1.04 for Red Dead Redemption 2, which also includes fixes for Red Dead Online issues. Update 1.04 fixes issues such as instances where players get stuck at 90% when loading in Red Dead Redemption 2. As for Red Dead Online, this update includes stability improvements, fixes to annoying glitches like getting a black screen, and getting kicked from Rockstar Games Services.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 Skins Revealed
Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland 2018 update is live now, and players all over can enjoy new skins that are fit for winter. These skins can be purchased separately, or can be obtained through limited-time loot boxes. This year’s winter Wonderland skins include Legendary ones such as Biathlong Widowmaker, Figure Skater Symmetra, Snowboarder Zarya, Snow Fox Lucio, Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy, and Krampus Junkrat. Epic skins include Festive Reinhardt, Gift Wrap Bastion, and Winter Ashe.
Square Enix Reveals NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition
Square Enix has unveiled NieR: Automata’s Game of the YoRHa Edition. This edition includes the base game plus its DLC expansion and a few more awesome stuff, all bundled into one. The Game of the YoRHa Edition launches February 26th for PC and PS4. Players on the Playstation 4 get exclusive items like a new dynamic theme, 15 PSN avatars featuring characters from the game, and two additional pod designs. This edition was first leaked through a listing on the ESRB ratings website.
GTA Online Gets Arena War Update
Rockstar launches a new Arena War update for GTA Online. The Arena appears to have borrowed inspiration from other mayhem-proficient titles such as Mad Max, Twisted Metal, and Death Race. The update adds new modes that revolve around car combat, while it also adds new rides and in-depth customization of the Arena Workshop. The new modes are: Carnage, Flag War, Wreck It, Tag Team, Games Masters, Here Come the Monsters, and Hot Bomb. Rockstar is also offering double GTA money and RP across the Arena War series.
Fallout 76 Will Get One More Patch This Year
Fallout 76 patches just seem to be falling out of Bethesda’s pockets as they announce another patch which is live now for PC, while consoles will get theirs on December 13th. This comes just a week after the previous update rolled out. In addition, the latest Inside the Vault blog post states that fans are to expect yet another update before the conclusion of 2018. Perhaps the festive season is to be credited for the studio’s charitable form.