Allkeyshop Video Gaming News 17 January (Recap)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Rolls Out Update 1.04 on Switch
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has received its latest update, 1.04, on the Nintendo Switch. Although not a major one, update 1.04 brings noticeable improvements to the game. This update fixes stability issues such as the game crashing when interacting with bookcases. It also fixed an issue with corruption during dialogue that could lead to crashing. Some performance improvements on animation were also added, as well as other bug fixes.
Magic: Legends Beta Coming This Spring
Wizards of the Coast and Perfect World Entertainment have announced that Magic: Legends will be having its beta on Spring 2020. Signups for the beta are already live over at playmagiclegends.com. The Magic: Legends beta will give players a chance to try the Geomancer and Mind Mage Planeswalker classes. Magic: Legends is the MMO spin-off of the collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering. It has a lot of similarity with Diablo due to its dungeon-crawling elements such as using different types of planeswalkers and magic and taking down enemy hordes.
Rare Adds Kameo Ship in Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves’ Legends of the Sea update adds new content to the game, including Gilded Voyages, but one of its interesting additions is a ship. Rare has added the Kameo ship, from the Xbox 360 game Kameo: Elements of Power. The ship is donned with references from the game, from its sails, cannons, wheel, and even a figurehead at the bow featuring the game’s elf protagonist. There’s a lot more included in the Legends of the Sea update, so check out the game’s website for details.
Slay the Spire Introduces New Playable Character, The Watcher
Slay the Spire has received a huge update on PC, adding a significant amount of content including a new playable character, The Watcher. The Watcher joins the Ironclad, Silent, and Defect. She’s described as a “blind ascetic” who “brings her training in the divine stances and a seeing staff to cast judgment upon the wicked Spire spawn”. Elsewhere in the update is a long list of balance changes and bug fixes which you can check out on the game’s Steam page.
Warframe’s Empyrean Update Now on Switch
Warframe’s Empyrean update, which released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC late last year, is finally available on the Nintendo Switch. The Empyrean update brings a co-op experience to the game, as four players will team up and will each be assigned roles. The team will then complete missions which in turn will make them level up. Digital Extremes is also going the extra mile by compensating Switch players with a 7-Day Credit booster.
Rainbow Six Siege Unlocks All Operators in Limited-Time Event
Ubisoft is holding a special, limited-time Road to Six Invitational in-game event in Rainbow Six Siege ahead of next month’s Six Invitational. The Road to Six Invitational in-game event will unlock all 52 Operators, with six of them sporting special Road to Six Invitational gear. The event runs for five weekends (Thursday to Sunday), with a brand new map called the Stadium. The event also introduces its own Battle Pass.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Pre-order Bonuses Now Available for Everyone
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s pre-order bonuses are now available for everyone. The exclusive content remained as such for a couple of months, and now anyone who owns the game can get their share of it. The bonuses are: Orange Lightsaber Blade Color, Mygeeto Campaign Lightsaber Hilt, Umbaran Campaign Lightsaber Hilt, Bee-D-1 Skin, and Gold Squadron Stinger Mantis Skin. Some customization options are still exclusive, though, including several skins for BD-1 and the Stinger Mantis.
Fortnite Icon Series Ninja Skin Available Now
The Fortnite Icon Series has started its run, and the first skin released is for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Ninja has been named as the biggest Fortnite streamer so it’s no surprise Epic Games chose him to kick off the series. The Ninja skin and item set is available on the in-game shop. The whole set includes: Ninja Outfit, Ninja’s Edge Back Bling, Dual Katanas Pickaxe with dual-wielding pickaxe animations, and a Ninja-style Emote. The outfit itself features the streamer’s blue hair and headband, plus his icon on the shoulder.
Disintegration’s First Multiplayer Beta Kicks Off This Month
First-person shooter Disintegration will be holding its first multiplayer closed beta, V1 Interactive and publisher Private Division announced. Available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the closed beta will start Tuesday, January 28th, and will end Wednesday, January 29th. A public beta will also be held starting January 31st until February 1st, also on the same platforms. Signups for the beta are already up in the game’s wesbite.
Team Empire and ForZe Dominate Europe’s R6 Pro League
The R6 Pro League Season 11 European league is underway, and we’ve got the current team standings after four Matchdays. As of the latest Matchday, which was held January 15th, Team Empire is on the lead with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. It is followed by forZe with 2 wins, 2 losses. Team Empire has been dominating matches, but experienced a close call when it ran into a draw with Rogue on Matchday 3 last January 13th. The team lost to forZe on Matchday 4 with a score of 2 to 7. They are facing off with Chaos next on Matchday 5 happening on January 20th.
Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 Event Dates Revealed
Overwatch has announced the dates for its Lunar Year of the Rat celebrations. The Lunar Year of the Rat kicks off January 16th and will run through February 5th. Alongside festivities are the addition of themed skins such as Face Changer Sombra Legendary Skin. Blizzard also revealed new looks for Lucio and Moira. The new year will also bring themed events and a lot more so stay tuned!
COD: Modern Warfare Season One Extended
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season one will be extended as announced by Infinity Ward. The first season was supposed to end on January 28th but that end date will be delayed by about two weeks, on February 11th. Over the extension, players can get to enjoy new items and challenges. This includes an in-game challenge that will let players earn a new Crossbow weapon. There will be more remixed game modes, new playlists, as well as more items in the Store to discover.
New Sea of Thieves Update Brings Back Gilded Voyage
Sea of Thieves has a new update and it is the Legends of the Sea update. This will be adding a new NPC who will be sending you in a quest to look for tributes to legendary players. This also brings back the Gilded Voyages but only for a limited time. So, if you are brave enough, then a lot of gold can be yours. Players can only claim one Gilded Voyage, that’s why you should be prepared before you ask for it from the Duke in a tavern. This time around the Gilded Voyage will allow players to earn double gold.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Sales Over 4 Million on Steam
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has finally launched for PCs and was made available on Steam last January 9th. Since that time, Capcom has announced that the game was able to ship 4 million units. Usually, the term shipped did not refer to the game being sold yet, but with the modern digital distribution, there had been a difference. Right now, we are not yet sure about the exact sales that Iceborne was able to reach, but we do know that Monster Hunter World is one of Capcom’s best selling games.
Rocket League Lunar New Year Event Announced
Psyonix is starting 2020 with a new special event for Rocket League and it is the Lucky Lanterns event. This will be starting on January 20th and will run through the month of February. This is a Lunar New Year-themed event that will be introducing a new arena as well as new cosmetics for your ride. The new arena is called the Forbidden Temple Arena. The shop will come with Fortune Wheels as well as a Paper Dragon Topper. There will also be Red Envelopes which you can redeem for Gold Lanterns.
Rebellion Launches New Trailer for Zombie Army 4
Zombie Army 4 is launching next month and Rebellion shared a new trailer for it. This is the latest chapter in the series and players will get to enjoy killing zombies with the variety of weapons available. The game takes place in 1946 Italy where the undead Fuhrer has risen and is a threat. Not all zombies are the same, as some would require more ammo to kill than others. The game offers a lot of player progression and customization. Zombie Army 4 is set to launch on February 4th.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot 1.02 Patch Now Available
Bandai Namco was able to share the 1.02 patch for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot as the game is launching today. This new patch will improve the game’s loading times as well as add 11 sub quests and makes it possible for fast travel from the World map to Korin Tower Summit and Capsule Corporation. This will also update the entry fee of the Time Attacks plus add some quality of life improvements.
Red Dead Redemption 2 New Update Patch Notes Revealed
Rockstar Games had been releasing a steady stream of minor updates for their game Red Dead Redemption 2. The latest update came on January 14th which fixes the issue where Posse members lose Moonshine bottles when the Posse leader sell mission had been concluded in Red Dead Online. Also, the update was able to add New Permanent Clothing items to Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue. You can check out the complete patch notes on the game’s official site.
Cloud 9’s Sneaky Steps Away From Pro Play
Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi of Cloud 9 announced that he will be stepping away from the professional League of Legends for now and would want to start a career as a full-time independent streamer. Sneaky said that he is not in total retirement and would still consider making a comeback to pro play. He just needs a break and will wait for the best possible opportunity for a comeback. He will still, however, remain as an owner and advisor of C9.
Hockey Manager 2020 to Launch by the End of the Month
Hockey Manager 2020 is a hockey management game where you will be controlling your team’s finances, train players, manage transfers, sponsors as well as merchandising. You will have complete control over both the sporting as well as the financial aspects of your team. Don’t be threatened by the high complexity of the game, it is actually very easy to use. Hockey Manager 2020 is set to launch by the end of the month January 31st for PC via Steam.
Details of Black Desert Online’s Guardian Revealed
New details have been shared for the upcoming class in Black Desert Online which is the Guardian. Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss announced the Guardian’s release will be next week and that her Awakening skills will be available two weeks after, which is on February 5th. The Guardian wields a massive polearm that burns with the holy flame of Ynix called the Jördun. This magical flame has the power to slay even the gods.