First-Person Shooters

zombie-army-4-dead-warThe concluding mission to the ‘Hell Cult’ campaign is out today New BRUTAL difficulty mode also available FREE!

Welcome to DEEPER THAN HELL, the third and concluding chapter in Zombie Army 4’s ‘Hell Cult’ campaign. Deeper Than Hell has launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the Epic Games Store and Stadia!

Click here to watch the Deeper Than Hell launch trailer.

Having uncovered the cultists’ plan to drill miles beneath the surface, you and your fellow Deadhunters must fight your way through a long-forgotten city, creeping with ancient, raging terror. Allies will become enemies as you discover the source of the horrifying occult power – but will you make it out alive?

HUNGRY FOR MORE?

As well as Deeper Than Hell, there’s plenty of other brand new content out today for Zombie Army 4 fans to bite into, including:

• Luger Pistol Bundle
• Shotgun Pistol Bundle
• French Resistance Fighter Character
• Paratrooper Zombie Character
• Wrapping Weapon Skins

The Zombie Army 4 Season 1 Pass offers access to ALL Season 1 content including Deeper Than Hell. It’s available to purchase on all platforms and it’s also included in the Zombie Army 4: Super Deluxe Edition. Content can also be bought individually.

THE BRUTAL DEAD

Finally, for Zombie Army 4 fans who laugh in the face of death, Rebellion has added a brand new, monstrously challenging BRUTAL difficulty mode. And it’s free!

In Brutal difficulty, enemies deal loads more damage and are much, MUCH harder to take down. There are numerous other changes designed to push you to your limits; the HUD is severely limited, the dead resurrect with greater frequency, reviving your comrades will now require a medkit, and more!
Brutal difficulty mode will unlock upon completing the main campaign.

For more info, please visit ZombieArmy.com.

insurgency-sandstormOperation: Nightfall free update brings night maps, a new map, new weapons and gear

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash hit close quarters FPS from New World Interactive, is getting its biggest and best update ever in Operation: Nightfall. Every map in the game, alongside the brand-new Tideway, now has a night variant. This comes with the addition of new night-themed gear to help you play – night vision goggles, flashlights, infrared gadgets, and more. See it in all its glory in the new trailer. In celebration, the game is also available at 50% off on Steam until June 20th!

Operation: Nightfall brings more than just the dark!

The new night mode is available in official co-op with improved enemy AI responsive to light and using night equipment, as well as the ability to play night maps in PvP on limited-time playlists and on community servers. This update also brings with it five new weapons, also available for free. They include two modern subsonic stealth weapons for the Breacher class, the AS Val for Insurgents and the Honey Badger for Security. Additionally, the Breacher will also have two new more classic weapon choices: the Sterling submachine gun for Insurgents and the Grease Gun for Security. Finally, the Insurgents will see a new integrally suppressed bolt-action pistol: the Welrod. This is alongside new night-themed cosmetics for all players on both sides.

In addition, the first paid cosmetic DLC packs are launching alongside the update. Become the night with the Ghillie pack for the Security forces, or with the dark-themed Nightstalker pack for Insurgents. Both factions also have several weapon skins available, with a dark red digital theme for Insurgents and midnight blues for Security. These four DLC can be purchased at a lower price with the Night Ops set. Get a unique look while also supporting Sandstorm’s continued development!

Insurgency: Sandstorm and the Nightfall update are available now! Insurgency: Sandstorm is available now at 50% off from June 16th through June 20th on Steam.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

These Patch Notes have details on the latest update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone. This adds new weapon mastery challenges, new Warzone events, and a contraband contract system. This also kicks off Season 4 in the military shooter and its free-to-play battle royale counterpart, which was delayed due to Black Lives Matter protests. Season 4 includes a new Battle Pass, Captain Price as a new Operator, a new multiplayer map, new weapons, new vehicle skins, and more. The more includes a 50 player mode for Warzone called Rumble: “Two teams of 50 players parachute and battle it out in various areas around Verdansk. This mode is high action with custom loadouts, vehicles, and quick respawns.” This is now live on all platforms, and Charlie INTEL notes that while the download is huge enough for PC and PS4 ranging from 32.5 to 45 GB, some Xbox One users need to download 84 GB, which Activision is investigating. Here’s how the new Weapon Mastery Challenges work:

Once you’ve unlocked Gold for a weapon, Mastery Challenges become available. There’s 8 Challenges per weapon, each granting their own rewards, with 4 Playercards and 4 Emblems up for grabs. You’ll need to make your way through 2 Kill Challenges, 2 Headshot Challenges, and 4 additional Challenges that must be done in order (Gold, Platinum, Damascus, Obsidian). Completing all challenges for 51 weapons unlocks a badass special Sticker and Playercard!

rainbowsix-siege-logoUbisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will be available to play for free from June 11th through June 14th, depending on the platform. Those interested can join more than 60 million players in the Rainbow Six: Siege community across all platforms, including immediate access to all maps, modes, and 20 legacy Operators.

All players that participate in the free weekend may carry over their progression, acquired in-game content, and continue to play uninterrupted if they purchase the game. Players will also benefit from a discount up to 67% off on the Base game (available on PC only), Deluxe, Gold and Ultimate Editions between June 11th and June 14th, depending on SKU and platform. Players may also benefit from an additional 20% discount on PC if purchased through the Ubisoft Store.

Additionally, any player that owns Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and participates in the June free weekend will unlock a 5-piece “Thermite Outfit” for their agent in The Division 2. Division 2 players who don’t own R6S or haven’t previously participated in a past FWE may still unlock the reward during the June FWE. Any existing R6S player that already owns TCTD2 will already unlock the reward in Ubisoft Club. Also, as a continuing promotion from April, Rainbow Six: Siege players can still earn the Ela The Division 2 Set by playing a free trial or the full The Division 2 game.

Become part of a story soaked in soldiers’ blood, full of bravery, sacrifice, and determination in Medic: Pacific Corpsman – a single-player FPP adventure simulation game offering a unique take on the Pacific War.

Save soldiers’ lives and face the horrors of the Pacific War from a different perspective. Step onto the battlefield not as a sharpshooter, but as an American medic, also known as a corpsman, serving in the US military. Instead of spreading death and terror among your enemies, bring help, comfort, and hope to wounded soldiers from your unit. It is your job to save your fallen brothers in arms from certain death, or at least recover their remains. Try to rescue as many troops as you can and learn that being a true hero has more than just one meaning.

Watch the Medic: Pacific Corpsman announcement trailer HERE and enter the battlefield of the Pacific War.

ABOUT MEDIC: PACIFIC CORPSMAN

Medic: Pacific Corpsman is a single-player FPP adventure simulation game offering a unique take on the Pacific War, inspired by historic events, movies, and TV series such as Pearl Harbor, Hacksaw Ridge, Midway, Saving Private Ryan, and The Pacific. Become a true hero. Survive the horrors of the battlefield, dodge bullets, and bring salvation to the wounded. Be their last hope in the chaotic reality of the Pacific Front. Resuscitate, patch up, and carry soldiers to safety, all to change the course of the battle. Most importantly, be ready for the hardest choice every medic must make: decide who lives and who dies. Resources are limited, time is running out, and not everyone’s chances of survival are equal.

MEDIC: PACIFIC CORPSMAN – MAIN FEATURES

  • A unique take on the war – become part of a story full of bravery, sacrifice, and determination, all soaked in soldiers’ blood.
  • An ever changing battlefield – act fast, be cautious, avoid the enemy, hide from bombshells, and dodge bullets.
  • Strategic thinking, smart foresight, and resourcefulness are a must – choose your methods and how to distribute the available supplies, but most of all, think before you act.
  • Make hard choices – remember that you are one, and they are many. Assess the injured, determine the seriousness of the wounds, and have the final word on who gets to live and who dies.
  • Experience the unthinkable – view the horrors of war with your own eyes. Hear your fellow soldiers screaming in agony. Witness the gore covering the ground. Feel the pain of those knowing they will never see their loved ones again.

Medic: Pacific Corpsman is currently under development for PC.

More information about the game can be found on Steam.

rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: Blue’s News

Ubisoft announces Operation Steel Wave, the second season of year five for Rainbow Six: Siege. They don’t specify when this update will officially launch, but they do say the test server will go live tomorrow if you want to check it out before it does. The new season will bring two new operators, new gadgets, a reworked house map, and gameplay changes, all shown off in this trailer. Here are all the details:

Today, during the remote livestream reveal, Ubisoft announced the full details of the second season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Year 5. Operation Steel Wave introduces Ace and Melusi, a new Attacker and Defender from Norway and South Africa, in addition to an entirely reworked House map and slew of gameplay changes.

Norwegian Attacker Ace and South African Defender Melusi are the two new Operators coming in Operation Steel Wave. As a part of the Norwegian Home Guard, Ace acquired a heroic reputation. After being accepted into the Forsvarets Spesialkommando, on a joint UN operation in Somalia, Ace emerged saving Kali’s life. The offer to join NIGHTHAVEN swiftly followed. Ace is equipped with S.E.L.M.A., a throwable and stickable device that will stick to any vertical surface and slowly destroy up to 3 panels, one after the other. The S.E.L.M.A. gadget can also be thrown at almost any defensive gadget and destroy it with its arms or water explosive.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, please visit rainbow6.com.

zombie-army-4-dead-warIt’s time to draw more blood, Zombie Army 4 fans!

Blood Count, the thrilling second chapter in the “Hell Cult” campaign is out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the Epic Games Store and Stadia.

Take on Transylvanian undead and SS cultists as you break into an abandoned castle. Unravel mysteries of the occult and drill deep into the crypt’s darkest secrets!

Check out the new Blood Count trailer, offering a teasing glimpse of what’s to come in the concluding chapter – what manner of evil lurks beneath the surface…?

As well as the new campaign mission, there’s a ton of new content out today for Rebellion’s co-op shooter, and plenty to satisfy anyone’s blood-thirst!

In addition to the Blood Count campaign mission, new content out today includes:

▪ Renegade Officer Character

▪ Bloodsoaked Weapon Skins

▪ Gas Mask Headgear Bundle

▪ Mortar Shotgun Bundle

The Zombie Army 4 Season 1 Pass offers access to ALL Season 1 content including Blood Count. It’s available to purchase now on all platforms and it’s also included in the Zombie Army 4: Super Deluxe Edition. Content can also be bought individually.

For more info, please visit the official Zombie Army 4: Dead War website.

Winning creations will be assembled in a new charity DLC supporting the International Committee of the Red Cross

Bohemia Interactive today announce the Arma 3 Art of War contest , which will ultimately form the basis for a charity DLC of the same name in aid of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). A short promo video, has also been released to further publicize the event.

Arma 3′s creative community of artists and modders are all invited to submit original 2D artworks and cosmetic 3D assets across four contest categories. The winning entries – along with two new singleplayer scenarios, specially designed by Bohemia Interactive to showcase them – will be made available as a small downloadable content package (DLC) later this year.

100% of Bohemia Interactive’s proceeds from the Arma 3 Art of War DLC after taxes will be donated to the ICRC to support their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their continued humanitarian efforts in providing protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. The expected price of the charity DLC is 2.99 USD / EUR / GBP, with two optional higher price tiers of 9.99 USD / EUR / GBP and 19.99 USD / EUR / GBP for those who wish to donate extra. After approximately 10 months of being on sale, the Art of War DLC will become permanently free for all Arma 3 players to enjoy, and Bohemia Interactive will announce the total donation raised.

The Arma 3 Art of War contest is divided into four categories: props, character accessories, character clothing, and a special 2D artwork category in any medium on the theme of International Humanitarian Law in future conflict. Entries in the latter will be displayed in a virtual in-game gallery, where players can learn about the challenges that various new technologies might present to organisations such as the ICRC. In addition, a second short scenario will be developed by Bohemia Interactive in response to the winning assets from the 3D categories.

Besides supporting a charitable cause, contest participants will also be able to win some art-inspired prizes. Bohemia Interactive will offer 1st place winners their choice of a Wacom Intuos S drawing tablet or a collection of professional art supplies, plus a limited edition T-shirt, silver medal, and a copy of the sumptuously illustrated book, War and Art. Similarly, 2nd and 3rd place winners will each receive a range of prizes, on top of the prestige of having their names in the developer credits.

Submissions are open as of today and will close on July 15, 2020. For more information on how to participate and the official contest rules, please visit the official Art of War page on the Arma 3 website.

call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-campaign-remasteredSource: Blue’s News

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is now available for Windows and Xbox One, offering the chance to reenlist for another tour of duty in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the military shooter first released in 2009. The Activision Blog has details on the release along with the previously released Official Trailer showing the update look (though this is mostly cinematics). The PC version can be picked up through the Blizzard Shop and runs through Battle.net. Here are details on the remaster and the bonuses provides for players of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone:

One of the most iconic, blockbuster video game story experiences in gaming entertainment history is now available for Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Campaign Remastered is a complete enhancement of the critically-acclaimed single player experience that includes the full campaign with stunning high-definition visuals – up to 4K resolution and HDR support on console; and, additionally, uncapped framerate as well as ultrawide monitor support on PC via Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net® platform.

Players who purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered will also receive, Underwater Demo Team Classic Ghost Bundle for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare including the UDT Ghost Operator skin inspired by the ‘The Only Easy Day…Was Yesterday’ campaign level that featured an action-packed hostage rescue attempt from an oil rig in in the arctic. Alongside the Ghost Operator skin, players will also receive two weapon blueprints, a weapon charm, new finishing move, voice quip, animated calling card, emblem and two Battle Pass tier skips all for immediate access in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the recently released Call of Duty: Warzone.

tannenberg-1914-1918New Film Memoir mode in Tannenberg and Verdun on Steam

Experience the authentic WW1 shooters like in the movie reels that were made during and after the war!

Inspired by Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old, where historical footage of the Great War was colorized, the developers of the WW1 Game Series now introduce the reverse: a black and white movie reel like experience for the squad-based first person shooter in both Tannenberg and Verdun. See the First World War as civilian audiences of the time would have done, and experience firsthand the challenges reporters would have faced in capturing powerful images in only black and white. This feature is available for all players from April 16 – 26. After that it will become a feature of the Supporter Editions.

Check out the Film Memoir mode trailer HERE.

Both Verdun and Tannenberg have a 55% discount on Steam during the event! Verdun Steam page. Tannenberg Steam page.

Capturing World War One

During 1914-1915 the equipment and use of military photographers varied widely, with countries like Germany embracing the relatively new technology while the British only employed a handful of official war photographers. However, personal cameras were beginning to become more widely available, so the official photographs didn’t have a monopoly on documenting the war – many soldiers smuggled cameras to the frontlines. From 1916 onwards, professional war photography expanded greatly, including filming for documentary or propaganda purposes.

When we think of WW1, we tend to think of it as monochrome because of the black and white images. Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old served as a welcome corrective to this thanks to extensively and diligently colorized movie reels and photographs. The film offers a real insight into how the scale and human suffering of this often forgotten war would have appeared to those fighting it. Our games Tannenberg and Verdun are already in color, which gave us the opportunity to do something a little different… 

Film Memoir Mode

As an homage to the priceless original photo and movie material created by those documenting the First World War as professionals or amateurs, we’ve developed a new mode for Tannenberg and Verdun that changes the visuals and experience of the game to match what a movie of those times looked like. The Film Memoir mode is intended to be another authentic detail like those seen throughout the games, where a lot of time has been spent to ensure that weapons, uniforms and equipment are as accurate as possible. More than that, it was an opportunity to shine some light on the talent of the photographers and filmmakers who worked to document the events of 1914-1918

With Film Memoir enabled, players will see the world in high contrast black and white, with an old movie filter and sound effects layered on top to make the experience complete. The challenges of getting good photographs or film footage in black and white shouldn’t be underestimated, and now players can experience a little of that themselves. Playing the game with this authentic old movie experience activated will also give players quite a challenge – or it can be activated while observing a battle, so the perfect (camera) shots can be lined up without any worries about getting sniped.

All Verdun and Tannenberg players can enjoy this mode from April 16th until April 26th. After that it will become a feature of the Supporter Editions. Additionally, a small competition will be held during this period with prizes for the Best Short Film, Best Photograph and Best Story. All aspiring military photographers and filmmakers are encouraged to enlist today!