Allkeyshop TV News 14 February (Recap)
World War Z Release Date Announced
The game World War Z finally has a release date! This was first introduced to us during The Game Awards in 2017 and now a launch date of April 16, 2019, has been announced for it. The game is developed by Saber Interactive and it will let you shoot at or even blow up hordes of zombies. There will be five available modes of play with locations including New York City, Jerusalem, and Moscow. World War Z is available to play on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and on PC via the Epic Game Store only.
Arma 3 Celebrates Valentine’s with Free Weekend on Steam
Get to celebrate Valentine’s weekend with Arma 3 free on Steam. Starting on February 14 and lasting up until Monday, February 18 at 18:00 GMT, players can play Arma 3 for free. Players will have access to the entire base game as well as the Arma 3 Apex expansion content. There will be 50+ weapons, 30+ vehicles, and about a landmass of 450 km2 to enjoy. All achievements can be carried over once you do decide to purchase the game which is also available at a discount price along with the DLC packs.
The Division 2’s Open Beta Schedule Revealed
Ubisoft has confirmed The Division 2’s open beta, and it comes complete with a schedule! After getting accidentally announced, we finally have word that The Division 2’s open beta is slated to take place from March 1st until March 4th. It is open to all players on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s not clear what the open beta will offer to players, but is more likely that content during the closed beta will be available as well during the open beta.
Call of Duty to Release a New Game This Year with Single-Player Campaign
During an earnings call, Activision has confirmed that a new Call of Duty game will be launching this year. The next Call of Duty will presumably be developed by Infinity Ward, who were also makers of Call of Duty: infinite Warfare. There are no further details available at this time, but Activision president Rob Kostich has revealed during the earnings call that they are planning to bring back single-player campaign mode this year.
Rocket League’s Cross-Platform Party System Rolls Out This Month
Rocket League’s cross-platform party system will be arriving this month on February 19th. This is part of the Friends Update where players of PC, PS4 and Xbox One can play with each other enabling random matchmaking across all available online match types like Casual, Competitive and Extra Modes. This will also give access to the new Friends List via the RocketID system where you can invite or join into clubs or parties, which means that you can now buddy up and play with specific friends.
Battlefield 5’s Free Combined Arms Co-Op Mode Available Now
Battlefield 5’s Lightning Strike update has rolled out, and this includes the free Combined Arms co-op mode. Combined Arms will let players team up with up to three friends to complete eight PvE missions. DICE says this is a perfect mode to practice together before taking on competitive multiplayer. More missions will be added to Combined Arms in later updates. In addition to this, come March 7th, the multiplayer mode Rush will be returning for a limited time.
Apex Legends Gets Limited-Time Valentine’s Day Loot
Respawn is celebrating Valentine’s Day with some special time-limited loot for their ever so popular game Apex Legends. We, however, don’t have any idea what that loot would be, we know that it is could be cosmetics but for what, we are not sure of. The exact date as to when it will be launching or up until when it will be available has not been announced yet as well. It could be possible that these will be distributed via the Apex Packs which is the game’s version of the loot box.
PES 2019’s In-Game Currency Removed in Belgium
In an effort to comply with Belgian gambling laws, Konami has decided to discontinue the sale of myClub Coins in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 in Belgium. This means once the change has rolled out, Belgian players will no longer be able to spend their coins in myClub. Back in 2018, the Belgian Gambling Commission has ruled that loot boxes qualify as game of chance, which is banned under existing Belgian gambling laws. A number of game companies had to amend their monetization systems in order to comply to this law.
Rainbow Six Siege Gets a Free Weekend
Ubisoft has announced a free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege ahead of the release of the game’s Year 4 content. The free weekend takes place starting February 14 until February 17 on PC, and February 18th for PS4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft also announced new editions for the game. First, the PC Starter edition is no more, and is replaced with the Standard Edition. Premium editions of the game have also been upgraded. Release date of Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 will be announced on February 17 during the Six Invitational 2019 in Montreal.
Red Dead Online Gets an Update Coming Later This Month
Red Dead Redemption 2 online is getting an update on February 26th. The update includes new features and improvements to the game. The new features include the new Law and Bounty system, as well as balances to weapons and changes to the game’s mini-map. Also, once the update rolls out, aggressive players will now be visible in the map. The new Law and Bounty system will also now allow players who have a high bounty to fight against an NPC Bounty Hunter. More details on this update are available over at Red Dead Redemption 2’s website.
Black Desert Online Gets New Quests and More
Players of Black Desert Online will be coming across some mysterious Dark Rifts as they play through the game’s world. These powerful monster bosses will randomly appear across the map. If you are successful in killing these mighty opponents, then you rewarded with something wonderful. However, if unsuccessful, it could mean death. In addition to this, the Bartali’s Adventure Log had been added for players to check their adventure logs. This will continually be updated with new quests.
Black Ops 4 Station Map Teased
Treyarch continues to tease a new map, or changes to maps, for Black Ops 4. They have published a second tweet of a short video showing a monitor located on the supposed map, captioned “To support and defend”. With the next major update coming on February 19, 2019, players don’t have much longer to wait to delve into new multiplayer environments. Based on all the proposed content it is fair to assume the next update will be one of the biggest updates Black Ops 4 has received since launch.
The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince Out Now
Nippon Ichi Software is happy to announce that their story-rich game The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince has finally dropped. Fans have been looking forward to this game’s release for a long while for the immersive and captivating experience it promises. Now players can play The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Grab your copy to subject yourself to a truly poetic and beautiful yet tragic story of the unlikely duo’s adventure.
Rocket League Update Brings Season Rewards, Add Friends List and More
February 19 marks the day Rocket League’s Friends Update drops. It features the much anticipated Cross-Platform Party System, which means players will be able to invite friends from other gaming platforms to Parties and Clubs. The update also comes with the Season 9 Competitive and Extra Mode Rewards. This is also the patch that will initiate the Competitive Season 10 of Rocket league. There will also be some quality of life changes incoming. Visit the game’s official website for further details.
DiRT Rally 2.0 Season 1 Post-Launch Content Revealed
Codemasters has revealed the vehicles, liveries and locations that are to be included in Season One of DiRT Rally 2.0’s post-launch DLC content. Week 1 features the ŠKODA Fabia and Citroën C4 Rally. Week 3 includes the Monte Carlo Rally and the Special Livery. Week 5 has the BMW M1 Procar Rally, Opel Manta 400 and the Special Livery. Week 7 includes the Sweden Rally. Week 9 features the Ford Focus RS Rally 2007, Subaru Impreza, and the Special Livery and the Germany Rally takes place on week 11.
RBI Baseball 19 Release Date Announced
MLB has announced a release date for their sports arcade game R.B.I. Baseball 19 and it is March 5. The developers are promising an incredible depth of features. These features include new animations, updated player models, official MLB uniforms for every team, additional gear and equipment options, enhanced ball physics, and amplified ballpark environments. R.B.I. Baseball 19 will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Kingdom Come Deliverance Sells Over Two Million Copies
Warhorse Studios recently announced that Kingdom Come: Deliverance has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It is particularly impressive because this is the first game in a new IP. This announcement was made on February 13, 2019, the game’s birthday which makes the news that much more special. The developers report that even though the game has been around for over a year, it persists to sell very well. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Blizzard Won’t Release a Major Game This Year
Blizzard has announced that 2019 is a transitional year for them, therefore, no front line releases should be expected from them. Recently it was reported that the studio was becoming more centralized, resulting in mass staff cuts. Unfortunate news for the fans, but Blizzard promises it is for the better. Many players had hopes of a new iteration in the Diablo series but now know there will not be one. Fans know new releases are in production so in a year it will be interesting to see what Blizzard has in store.
Apex Legends is 3rd Game to Hit 7 Million Hours on Twitch in One Day
Apex Legends continues to impress, as it becomes the third game in all of Twitch’s history to hit 7 million hours within a single day. Only CS:GO and Apex’s primary competitor Fortnite has ever been able to reach said milestone. Recently Twitch streaming sensation “Ninja” was not even streaming yet still over 156,000 fans gathered in his stream craving an Apex stream. Apex shows no sign of slowing down and is destined to reach more milestones, each one more impressive than the last.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s The Price of Survival DLC Out Now
Square Enix recently announced that The Price of Survival, the newest DLC adventure for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, is currently available. This DLC is free for all players who own a Season Pass. If you haven’t purchased a pass, you can get the DLC by purchasing it separately. The Price of Survival DLC is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The announcement also came with a short video that displayed clips from the DLC’s gameplay.
One Finger Death Punch 2 Demo and PC Release Announced
Silver Dollar Games has shared that One Finger Death Punch 2 is getting a playable demo. The release date for the full game has also been announced and it is April 15, 2019. The demo provides around 45 minutes of fast-paced action as you pilot the chosen one as he combats waves of despicable foes. You must use his advanced martial arts techniques, weapons, and deadly skills to preserve his life and rid the world of bad guys. One Finger Death Punch 2 will be available for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
New SteamKeyBox Rule Announcement
The Allkeyshop team wishes to announce that there’s a new rule for spinning the SteamKeyBox wheel. Due to a huge number of users that have been abusing the use of our wheel, the team has come to a decision to limit spinning the wheel to once per month per user. Allkeyshop has been trying its best to resolve this issue for the past year, and the issue still persists despite efforts to counter it. We never intended our wheel to feed a parallel resale market for video games. We appreciate your understanding for this really difficult decision.