First-Person Shooters

rainbowsix-siege-logoDISCOVER TWO ADDITIONAL OPERATORS AND A NEW CO-OP EVENT

Today, UBISOFT revealed the first details of “Operation Chimera” and “Outbreak Event”, the opening content of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Year Three. Two new operators, specialists in biohazard situations and playable in adversarial multiplayer, will have to face a major threat in the game’s first co-op event, Outbreak.

This time, the Rainbow team faces an entirely different threat: an infestation of unknown origin is attacking the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The danger is so high that the authorities have quarantined the entire town, trapping civilians and soldiers inside. Pushed to its limits, team Rainbow calls in some of the very best biohazard specialists currently in operation within the World’s elite national CTUs.

These hot zone specialists from France and Russia respectively, are experts in matters of biological warfare and veterans of numerous conflicts involving bio-chemical weapons. They are Rainbow Six’s best hope against the dangers lurking in the Quarantine Zone.

Outbreak, a four-week brand new co-op event

In Outbreak, the first seasonal event for Rainbow Six: Siege, players will choose their best team of three to enter the devastated town of Truth or Consequences and neutralise the threat. From exploding monstrosities to hulking horrors, the Rainbow Six team will face something never-seen before. These armoured monsters will bring the fight close and push the destruction engine to new heights. Players will have to find new ways of using their arsenal against a foe that doesn’t take cover and engages instantly in close combat. Watch the new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow: Six Siege – Outbreak: Space Capsule Trailer HERE.

Operation Chimera” will be available on TTS from February 19th and on all platforms on March 6th while “Outbreak” will be playable on PC on the second day of the Operation Chimera TTS, on February 20th. It will then be available on all platforms from March 6th to April 3rd inclusively.

To learn more about our two upcoming Operators and Outbreak event update, be sure to tune in to the livestream during the Six Invitational finals happening in Montreal on February 17th and 18th: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6

For more information about the game or news on the upcoming title update, please visit www.rainbow6.com.

call-of-duty-wwiiSource: Blue’s News

A new live-action trailer for Official Call of Duty: WWII celebrates tomorrow’s PlayStation 4 release of The Resistance, the DLC pack that will come to other platforms in about a month. The clip surrounds 17 seconds of gameplay footage with a couple of minutes of sketch comedy that seems to clunk along aimlessly. Word is: “Hide in plain sight. Operate under the cover of darkness. It’s time to live the spirit of The Resistance.

Call of Duty: WWII is available on disc at a number of retailers, digital download via Steam, or at the Call of Duty: WWII official website.

wolfenstein2-the-new-colossusSource: Blue’s News

Wolfenstein II: The Freedom Chronicles – Episode 2 is now available on Steam, offering more DLC for the alternate-history World War II shooter sequel. Here’s word on The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, which is the second of three planned DLCs for the game:

Your mission to liberate America from the Nazis has only just begun. Continue the fight in The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, the second in a series of three DLC packs available as part of the Wolfenstein® II: The Freedom Chronicles.

Play as former OSS agent and assassin, Jessica Valiant, AKA Agent Silent Death! Hot on the trail of a sinister plot, Valiant finds herself in the offices of Paragon Pictures, Tinseltown film studio turned Nazi propaganda machine. Stalk, shoot and stab from the shadows in pursuit of your prey in the Diaries of Agent Silent Death!

Only you can overcome the Nazi threat in…The Freedom Chronicles!

Watch the Wolfenstein II: The Diaries of Agent Silent Death trailer here.

call-of-duty-wwiiCall of Duty: WWII  The Resistance arrives 30th January. Fight to liberate three new MP maps set in iconic locations, a new war mission, and the latest terrifying chapter of Nazi Zombies. Battle your way through the Paris streets in Occupation, the Wolf’s Lair in Valkyrie, and the torn city of Prague in Anthropoid. Free your fellow resistance fighters on Operation Intercept. Then try to survive the zombie infested island on The Darkest Shore.

Watch the official Call of Duty WWII The Resistance DLC trailer HERE.

Call of Duty: WWII is available on disc at a number of retailers, digital download via Steam, or at the Call of Duty: WWII  official website.

battlefield-1A great year for Battlefield 1 has begun. On the road ahead players will find great content, trials, more Battlefield 1: Turning Tides, and of course, Battlefield 1: Apocalypse.

Between January 16th and January 22nd, all Battlefield 1 players can storm the Gallipoli peninsula thanks to the Battlefield 1: Turning Tides – Gallipoli Trial. This trial will also give base game owners a chance to conquer the fronts of Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar and Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass.

Additionally, Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners can dig in to the North Sea campaign of Battlefield 1: Turning Tides. With the Zeebrugge and Heligoland Bight maps, the British Empire Royal Marines, and the new C-Class Airship, the amphibious warfare possibilities will be greater than ever. Previously available only to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners, night map Prise de Tahure becomes available for base game owners starting January 16th.

Stay tuned for more news on Battlefield 1: Apocalypse and for full details on the road ahead you can check out the blog here.

battalion-1944Worldwide reveal trailer and beta weekend marks rollout

Having set out on a mission to reignite the spirit of the old-school shooter, Bulkhead Interactive and Square Enix Collective are both proud and excited to announce Battalion 1944 is heading for Early Access on Thursday 1st February.

Derby-based studio Bulkhead Interactive, which previously developed The Turing Test, has created an experience designed to both capture and build upon the close combat mastered by FPS games in the early 90s. With the genre having since shifted direction, Bulkhead took to Kickstarter to bring together a community of gamers eager to jump back into the old-school multiplayer arena.

Now Battalion 1944 is ready to entertain its loyal following, with the studio coupling this announcement with the launch of a brand new worldwide reveal trailer, both setting the scene for the WW2 inspired action ahead and featuring actual gameplay from the latest build.

It feels good to get Battalion 1944 into the hands of gamers after working on it so hard,” says Joe Brammer – Studio Lead at Bulkhead Interactive. “We’ve been testing the game behind closed doors with our Kickstarter backers. It’s now time for us to extend our testing to Early Access to help what I believe can one of the best competitive FPS games ever.

Ahead of this, Bulkhead Interactive will also be running an exclusive beta of Battalion 1944. Kicking off from Friday January 19th through to Sunday January 21st. For a chance to take part, head on over to beta.battaliongame.com. Any Kickstarter or Humble Bundle backers will automatically gain access to the beta, with streaming and content creation using the beta allowed.

We’re going to be using the beta to run domination on the Manorhouse V1 map, as well as showing off our new competitive mode ‘Wartide’ on the map Liberation,” continues Brammer. “It’s one last chance for us to test out our wares with FPS players before we make the leap to Early Access.

What players won’t fail to notice during the beta is the combination of tightly crafted multiplayer maps and perfectly honed weapons designed for well-balanced encounters with an aesthetic that taps into an authentic WW2 feel.

Getting to grips with the intense nature of the Second World War is something that’s been key to our process,” offers Howard Philpott – Creative Producer at Bulkhead Interactive. “That’s something I also think comes across in this new reveal trailer – the action in a Battalion 1944 encounter is as feverish as it is credible. We’ve looked to bed the play down in maps that are both competitive and authentic, for which our trips to Normandy proved immensely useful”.

The Early Access version of Battalion 1944 will come with six modes, to be announced later down the line.

Last month Bulkhead Interactive and Square Enix Collective revealed Battalion 1944 will retail for £11.99/€14.99/$14.99. As previously noted, that’s actually less than the bottom tier during the game’s Kickstarter campaign. As a result, those who backed Battalion 1944 when it was being crowdfunded will gain access to unique backers only skins, multiple cosmetic and vanity focused loot crates.

Battalion 1944 will hit Early Access on Thursday 1st February. You can watch the worldwide Battalion 1944  Early Access Trailer HERE.

More game info available at the Battalion 1944 website.

call-of-duty-wwiiSource: Blue’s News

The Darkest Shore is a new trailer from the Call of Duty: WWII Resistance DLC  that takes a look at the Nazi zombie campaign in the upcoming DLC for the military shooter. The DLC is due on PlayStation 4 on January 30th, so users of other systems should expect it about 30 days after that. Here’s word:

The Resistance DLC for Call of Duty: WWII brings three new multiplayer maps to Call of Duty: WWII, along with a new War Mode mission – Operation Intercept, and the next chapter in the Nazi Zombies saga – The Darkest Shore. Available first on the PlayStation 4 beginning on January 30, check out what The Resistance has to offer.

The Darkest Shore follows our heroes into the next chapter of their dangerous journey. Only days after the horrific disaster of Mittelburg, the crew has received intel that suggests Doktor Straub is on an island just north of Germany. Blanketed in fog, this island is surrounded by Nazi air and sea power – and crawling with the Undead. Marie, Drostan, Olivia, and Jefferson will need to battle all this and more to uncover the mysteries hidden within the Darkest Shore.

verdun-logoThe Christmas Truce of 1914 is going to be reenacted in Verdun once again this Winter, from December 21 to January 4! As in previous years, you’ll be able to get a taste of this unusual moment of peace and reflection in the midst of the enormous devastation of the First World War.

Between every few normal matches, players will experience the Christmas Truce event on a special map featuring football, snowball fights and Christmas cards which can be sent from the trenches by email or social media. Everyone who sends postcards to their loved ones has a chance of winning some WW1 Game Series swag, from Verdun / Tannenberg keys to a trench whistle or thermos. We’ll announce three winners everyday on this thread.

There will also be a Christmas Truce DLC to allow players to easily donate to War Child UK for €1.99 / $1.99 / £1.69. All players who pay for the DLC get a unique Christmas Truce 2017 medal, and will be able to access the Christmas Truce whenever they like for as long as they like until January 4. Purchase the Christmas Truce DLC HERE.

War Child is a charity working to help support children affected by war or living in conflict zones.

Click here to visit the Verdun Steam announcement page for more Christmas Truce DLC information.

The FPS Verdun takes place on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. We were inspired by the infamous Battle of Verdun France in 1916. The game offers four distinct game-modes: Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense. We have included many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.

Find out more about Verdun at the games official website.

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call-of-duty-wwiiSource: Blue’s News

This trailer offers a preview of The Resistance, an upcoming DLC pack for Call of Duty: WWII. Here’s word accompanying the clip:

Get a first look at each of the new MP maps, including Valkyrie, Anthropoid and Occupation, as well as the new War Mode experience and the next chapter of Nazi Zombies, The Darkest Shore.

Rise up against the enemy and take back your homeland.

Call of Duty: WWII is available on disc at a number of retailers, digital download via Steam, or at the Call of Duty: WWII official website.

rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: Blue’s News

The Year 3 Pass for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is now available on Steam, offering the chance to pre-purchase a series of eight new operators that will be released over the course of 2018 for the tactical shooter. Here are the details:

Extend and enhance your Rainbow Six experience with the Year 3 Pass, and get early access to 8 upcoming operators in Year 3 from Russia, France, Italy, UK, USA and Morocco!

Purchase the Year 3 Pass before March 5th 2018 and get the Signature Damascus Steel Skin.

Additionally, if you’re an owner of the Year 2 Pass, you will receive a bonus of 600 R6 Credits, on top of the 600 that come with the Year 3 Pass.

With the Y3 Pass get access to a 1-year* VIP premium membership which includes:

YEAR 3 OPERATORS AND BONUS DLC

  • 8 new Year 3 operators
  • 8 exclusive headgear and uniforms
  • R6 Meteorite Charm
  • 600 R6 Credits

VIP PERKS

  • 7-day early access to each season’s new Operators.
  • 10% discount in the in-game shop**
  • 5% Renown boost
  • +0,3% Alpha Pack Boost

*VIP Membership ends January 31, 2019
**10% discount only applies to purchases made with Renown or R6 Credits.

If you missed the Year 2 Pass, don’t worry! You can still get the 8 Y2 operators in the Year 2 Operators bundle, available in the in-game shop for 2400 R6 Credits.