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The second Creator DLC will add the Czechoslovak People’s Army and more 1980s Cold War content to Arma 3

Publisher Bohemia Interactive and third-party developer CSLA Studio are excited to announce the upcoming release of Arma 3′s second Creator DLC: CSLA Iron Curtain. Scheduled for release later this year, the CSLA Iron Curtain downloadable content pack will take players back to an alternate version of the Cold War in 1980s Czechoslovakia. The store page for the upcoming DLC is already live on Steam. CSLA (or ČSLA) stands for “Československá lidová armáda” in Czech and “Československá ľudová armáda” in Slovak, which refers to the Czechoslovak People’s Army.

These were the armed forces of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic from 1954 until 1990. With both Bohemia Interactive and the CSLA Studio developers coming from the Czech Republic, this particular Creator DLC stays very close to home by exploring the country’s contemporary history and taking a look at what life in Czechoslovakia and its heavily-guarded border with West Germany during the 1980s could have been like.

The Arma 3 Creator DLC: CSLA Iron Curtain will include:

  • Original 256 km2 “Gabreta” landlocked terrain, with deep forests, windy mountains, and calm valleys
  • Cold War-era armed forces of the United States and Czechoslovakia, as well as local rebel fighters
  • Ground and air vehicles
  • Weapons and gear
  • Singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios

Creator DLC is a label for original new Arma 3 projects made by third-party developers and published by Bohemia Interactive. It enables external talent to earn a financial reward for their work, while players get to enjoy more new quality content. The first Creator DLC, Global Mobilization – Cold War Germany, has managed to achieve over 50,000 sales since its launch in April 2019. More Creator DLC projects besides Global Mobilization – Cold War Germany and CSLA Iron Curtain are currently in development.

In response to community feedback on the initial release of the first Arma 3 Creator DLC, Bohemia Interactive – in close co-operation with CSLA Studio – have decided to host a small-scale, closed beta test in the coming weeks ahead of CSLA Iron Curtain’s planned full release. Starting today, selected members of the Arma 3 community will be invited to help report on any remaining technical issues as well as take the upcoming DLC for a test drive on a wider variety of PC systems.

Furthermore, as soon as the CSLA Iron Curtain DLC releases, Bohemia Interactive and CSLA Studio plan to make compatibility data for non-owners of the DLC available via the Arma 3 Steam Workshop – similar to how this is now also done for the Global Mobilization – Cold War Germany Creator DLC. This solution enables people who own the Creator DLC and those who do not to still play together on multiplayer servers that make use of the Creator DLC’s assets. Access to DLC terrains and singleplayer content will remain exclusive to the owners of the DLC, and restrictions to the in-game use of DLC assets by non-owners apply.

The release date and pricing of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: CSLA Iron Curtain will be shared at a later time. For more information about Arma 3 Creator DLC, please visit https://arma3.com/dlc/creator.

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crysis-remasteredSource: Blue’s News

Crysis Remastered is now available for Windows on the Epic Games Store and for consoles on their respective storefronts. This offers the chance to return to the jungle in the updated version of Crytek’s first-person shooter. Here’s the Official Launch Trailer and here’s word on how the game has been modernized to take advantage of modern hardware to make “can it play Crysis?” relevant again:

“Our aim was to upgrade the visual fidelity for a wide range of PCs and to use all the technical capabilities of current-gen consoles while offering the same great gameplay that Crysis is known for,” said Project Lead Steffen Halbig. “Naturally, we are thrilled to invite a new generation of players to suit up and experience Crysis, upgraded and remastered to take advantage of today’s hardware and advances in CRYENGINE.”

Crysis Remastered features the all-action, sandbox, single-player gameplay from the acclaimed shooter, upgraded with remastered graphics, including high-quality textures, improved art assets and more. For the first time this console generation, Crytek’s software-based ray tracing comes to PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. On PC, CRYENGINE’s hardware-agnostic technology brings ray tracing to a wide range of contemporary GPUs. Additionally, Crysis Remastered supports hardware-based ray tracing using NVIDIA’s VKRay Vulkan extension on launch, and NVIDIA® DLSS technology will be added soon for the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX GPU.

In Crysis Remastered, players face down an alien invasion armed with the powerful Nanosuit, which provides super strength, armor, speed and cloaking abilities. Choose your own path as you fight through the open world of Crysis, destroying obstacles, driving vehicles, and using a huge arsenal of modular weaponry to dominate enemies on ever-changing battlefields.

sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2CI Games takes the best-in-class sniping experience to the next level with precision long range shooting with targets over 1,000 meters away.

CI Games shared an in-engine teaser for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, setting the stage for one of the most important gameplay changes coming in the upcoming sequel: Extreme long-range sniping. Long-range shooting is something the Sniper Ghost Warrior community has asked for and the new video teases a shot taken 1,506 meters away. Contracts 2’s long-range shooting will be supported by more accurate weapons, heightened realism, and enhanced visuals when it launches this winter.

Watch the trailer here.

The Sniper community really enjoyed the changes we made with Contracts and the sniper’s paradise sandboxes but, based on their feedback, we designed the latest game with very long-range shots in mind,” said CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski. “We hope to continue building on the best sniping gameplay around and make significant steps forward in bringing modern, realistic sniping experience to consoles and PC. Our team is really excited to introduce the extreme range campaign in Contracts 2.

The first Contracts was well-received and re-established the Sniper Ghost Warrior formula with the best-in-class shooting set within open-world sandboxes. Contracts 2 takes these sniper’s paradises to the next level with challenging long-range maps set in the game’s new modern setting. In addition to the core contracts, these campaigns are hand-crafted to provide engaging and robust gameplay over extreme distances. These maps will challenge even the most skilled snipers as players complete complex challenges undetected from over a kilometer away.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 features a more grounded and relevant experience set in modern day 2021 Middle East. As Reaper, a sniper on a mission, players can take advantage of new weapons and gear to take down more intelligent enemies across new, expansive maps.

For more information about the Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, head to the games official website.

ghost-recon-breakpointSource: Blue’s News

A new AI Teammates Trailer shows off more of the bots that are coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint this week. Word is: “AI Teammates are back, Ghosts. Fury, Fixit, and Vasily have got your back. Customize their look, loadout, and behavior when the free update drops July 15!” This week will also see the start of a new event called Resistance in the tactical shooter. Here’s the Resistance Trailer. as they say: “Support the rebel Outcasts and bring chaos to the Sentinels. Join the Resistance live from July 16 – July 29!” Anyone who wants will be able to check this out, as they also announce the game will be free to try next weekend starting on July 16th. Here’s more:

The addition of AI teammates to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint will offer new possibilities for solo players, who will be able to activate or deactivate them via the menu at any time, depending on whether they prefer to be backed up by their squad or play as a lone-wolf operator. Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s AI Teammates will retain gameplay features and abilities present with teammates in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands, including the ability to execute given orders, the sync shot and the possibility to get revived. Additionally, it will now be possible to fully customize their physical attributes and gear. Players will also be able to pick their AI teammates’ main weapon, affecting the way they engage enemies in the world.

Starting July 16, all players will be able to take part in the new live event: Resistance! Nomad will support the Outcasts during their counterattack on Sentinel forces and assist them in their efforts to save prisoners, attack Sentinel outposts and stop convoys looking for survivors. By completing the live event’s missions, players will have a direct impact on the presence of rebels throughout Auroa. This will create an opportunity for the Outcasts to initiate faction warfare between them and Sentinel forces, or with the Wolves. Players will unlock 14 exclusive rewards upon completing missions during the live event July 16–29. All main missions will still be available for all players after the end of the event.

far-cry-6far-cry-6-logoFar Cry 6 has been announced, revealing a Caribbean island simmering with revolutionary tension. The Far Cry franchise has always had a flair for fascinating antagonists, and Far Cry 6 will feature Emmy Award Nominee Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul,” “The Boys,” “The Mandalorian”) as President Antón Castillo, the violent leader who grips the island of Yara with an iron fist, promising a return to its former glory. With an arsenal of weapons and allies at your back, you’ll take on Castillo’s regime and fight for the future of Yara. Far Cry 6 is coming to Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and PC (through the Epic Games Store, Uplay, and UPLAY+) on February 18, 2021.

As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. You’ll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog. As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez (“Coco”), to succeed him, you will do all you can to ensure his plans don’t come to fruition.

Watch the Far Cry 6 World Premire Trailer HERE.

Visit the Far Cry 6 Webpage HERE.

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.