Allkeyshop Video Gaming News 30 January (Recap)
The Division 2 Releases Third Episode Next Month
The Division 2 is set to release its third episode next month with no specific date so far announced. The trailer for episode three shows a new area, Coney Island, that will have players searching for a scientist being held by Black Tusk, in a bid to find a cure for the plague ravaging the United States. The trailer also reveals a new weapon that players will be able to get their hands on, the flamethrower. Episode three will launch for free on all platforms simultaneously when it goes live.
Stadia Pro Adds Metro Exodus and Gylt to Free Games List
Google Stadia is adding Metro Exodus and Gylt to the service’s list of free games for Stadia Pro subscribers starting February 1st. Google Stadia continues to grow their library of games and recently revealed that they plan to add more than 120 games to Stadia in 2020, including more than 10 games in the first half of this year alone that will “only be available on Stadia when they launch”.
Byleth Enters Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With New Stage
The fifth and final character to be introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s first Fighters Pass, Byleth, from Fire Emblem: Three Houses’, enters the game along with a new playable stage, Garreg Mach Monastery. Described as a “distance demon”, Byleth is able to use the Hero Relics, such as the Sword of the Creator, the Aymr axe and the Failnaught bow. Byleth’s Final Smash is Progenitor God Final Heaven which will see Byleth team up with Sothis for a powerful attack.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Drops New Trailer
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows has dropped a new trailer revealing three new playable fighters for the upcoming fighting game. Joining the game will be Child Emperor, who uses mechanical arms in battle, Spring Mustachio who uses a rapier and Handsome Ikemen. One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is set to launch on February 27th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and will feature all the favorite characters from the show, including Hellish Blizzard, Saitama, Silver Fang and Genos.
Data Miners Uncover Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2
Destiny 2 data miners have seemingly discovered that the notoriously difficult Trials of Osiris is due to return to Destiny 2 as early as March 9th. Originally introduced into the original Destiny, Trials of Osiris was a multiplayer challenge that tasked players with teaming up and winning seven multiplayer matches without losing three. Winning all seven matches without losing one would give players access to the Lighthouse where they would receive the best rewards the game offered.
Rockstar Announces GTA Online and Red Dead Online Freebies
Rockstar announced that they will be rewarding players with GTA Online’s biggest cash giveaway and a few special freebies for Red Dead Online players, after record-breaking “daily, weekly and monthly average players”. Players logging into GTA Online between January 30th and February 5th will receive $1 million and another $1 million for logging in between February 6th and February 12th. Red Dead Online players can log in now until February 3rd to receive a free Schofield Revolver, a Varmint Rifle and the Devastating Ammo bundle.
Prodeus Delayed Until Summer 2020
Prodeus, self-described as “the first person shooter of old, re-imagined using modern rendering techniques”, has seen its Early Access release date pushed back further to Summer 2020. Announcing their decision on Kickstarter, the creators stated that to “deliver an amazing game to all of you, who deserve only the best from us”, the additional months will give them the time they need to “polish the game to get it to release quality”. The game will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
Overwatch Patch Hits Live Servers Five Days After Testing
Five days after landing on the public test servers, patch 22.214.171.124 hits the Overwatch live servers. Promising faster game updates, the Overwatch team delivers with the latest patch, describing it as an addition to the patch introduced on January 16th rather than it being its own standalone update. Hero updates in this latest patch include Reaper’s passive healing dropping from 40% to 30%, Orisa’s Fusion Driver, or primary fire, damage reduced from 11 to 10 and many more.
Riot’s LCK Could Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Riot Games admits that League of Legends Champions of Korea, LCK, could be postponed if the Coronavirus worsens in the coming weeks. Riot Games have already postponed week two of the Chinese League of Legends Pro League indefinitely due to the outbreak and a Riot Korea official has revealed that they are “carefully monitoring the current situation and are considering measures so that the tournament can be held safely”. The Coronavirus continues to spread with cases almost doubling in one week.
TSM vs Immortals Brings in Over 300,000 Viewers for LCS
The North America League of Legends Championship Series, LCS, has kicked off and saw a peak viewer count of 366,522. This many watched the match-up between TSM and Immortals. It’s a great result for Riot Games after only recently having to delay the Chinese version indefinitely due to the Coronavirus outbreak and considering delaying the Korea competition. Fortunately, the LCS kicks on and week two will return to action on Saturday, February 1st with the match between CLG and 100 Thieves.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Update Lands on All Platforms
Infinity Ward has dropped a new patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that brings tweaks to weapons, fixes bugs and addresses spawn points. The game has received new modes, Deathmatch Domination and Gunfight Custom, with Capture the Flag moving to Quick Play. As well as a few minor bugs, such as an ATV exploit in Ground War, they have also replaced Shoot the Ship with Shipment being the game’s new 24/7 map. The update is now live across all platforms.
Cuphead Celebrates New DLC with 25% Discount
Studio MDHR Entertainment is pleased to announce that its hit platformer game, Cuphead is being offered at a 25% discount on the Nintendo Switch. This discount is in celebration of the new Super Smash Bros. costume that has been added. In addition, as of update 7.0 the costume of Mii Gunner is available for purchase and comes with the Floral Fury music track. According to the developers, this offer concludes on January 31st so they urge you to grab a copy while there is still time.
New Legends of Runeterra Update Removes 30fps Cap
Riot’s digital collectible card game, Legends of Runeterra is poised to receive a new update that will effectively remove the 30fps cap. Irrespective of the low framerate, the developers report having mostly positive reviews as it doesn’t detract much from the gameplay considering the genre. In any case, this update will surely enhance the gameplay experience for the “wide audience” for whom the game is now open. Legends of Runeterra is now available for Android, iOS, and PC.
New Battlefield V Update Revealed in New Trailer
DICE is getting set to release the new ‘Into the Jungle’ update for Battlefield V. In doing so, the developers recently released a brand new gameplay and cinematic trailer introducing its audience to some of what is to come. According to the said trailer, this new update will come bearing a new map, new weapons, and elite fighters. The video also contained talks of strategical approaches to the map according to game modes, class, and more. The Into the Jungle update goes live on February 6, 2020.
Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom DLC Coming to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will be receiving a new update in the Spring of this year. This update will introduce the Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom DLC which contains playable characters, modes, and additional story. It also features content from celebrated franchises such as X-Men and the Marvel Knights. Also, note that purchasing the expansion pass nets you an in-game alternative-color chef outfit for Deadpool. The game is currently available for Nintendo Switch.
Warhammer Underworlds: Online Gets Steam Early Access
Steel Sky Productions is pleased to announce that their labor of love, Warhammer Underworlds: Online is now available on Steam Early Access. In case you are not familiar with the title, it is a PvP dice-and-cards strategy combat game that pits mighty warbands against one another in an eternal battle for glory. In celebration of this commendable milestone, the developer also released a new trailer showcasing some of what players can expect when they grab their copies.
Star Trek Online: Legacy Now Available for PC
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios recently announced Star Trek Online: Legacy is now live to the delight of PC players. Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to wait until March 3, 2020, before it is released for them. In addition, the game is celebrating its tenth year anniversary and as a tribute, the developer is releasing brand new content under license of ViacomCBS Consumer Products. You can visit the game’s official website for more on the incoming updates.
Warcraft III: Reforged Released
Blizzard has announced that its real-time strategy game, Warcraft III: Reforged is out now for Mac and PC. For those who don’t already know, Warcraft III: Reforged is a combination of the original Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne. According to the developer, the goal was to modernize the game while retaining everything that players have loved about it. If you wish to see if their goal was met, you can grab a copy from your favorite retailer or visit Blizzard’s official website.
CODE VEIN Gets First DLC
Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer introducing the first DLC to make its way to CODE VEIN. This DLC features a new side story that eventually leads you into lethal combat with a brand new horrifying boss named, Hellfire Knight. This update also features a new blood code, three new weapons, and alternative partner costumes. There are also new challenges and a new area named The Fiery Oblivion which is packed with powerful enemies. CODE VEIN is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Shanghai Dragons Relocate Players and Coaching staff Due to Coronavirus Epidemic
Shanghai Dragons formally announced that it will be moving its players and staff from China to South Korea as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. In the said announcement, the team maintained that the safety of its players and staff remains a top priority. However, the team is expected to host its first home game of the season on February 15, 2020, as there has been no indication of rescheduling from neither the Overwatch League nor the team itself. The Overwatch League’s 3rd season commences on February 8, 2020.
New Warcraft 3: Reforged Acceptable User Policy Revealed
Warcraft 3: Reforged launched very recently and with it came some changes to its acceptable user policy. Some of the changes include the ban of using any copyrighted material from third parties. Also, another change is the instant and total copyright ownership of all custom games. This means that all the custom made games inside Warcraft 3: Reforged will belong to Blizzard and not the creators. What this also means is that anything in Warcraft 3: Reforged cannot be replicated anywhere else.
Geralt Coming to Resident Evil 2: Remake, Thanks to Mod
Another mod has been made for Resident Evil 2 and this time it brings in Geralt of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into the game. The first mod had Ciri replace Claire, this time Geralt will be replacing Leon. Players who will be using these mods from Wiwilz will get to see the silver and steel swords found on Geralt’s back, these, however, cannot be used as of the moment. But if you would want a Witcher experience in Resident Evil 2, you can use the knife, instead of the available guns.