First-Person Shooters

tannenberg-1914-1918Free expansion for Tannenberg – new squad, weapons and Baltic map!

Blackmill Games and M2H announce that a new free expansion for their WW1 Eastern Front shooter Tannenberg has been released. Join the Latvian Riflemen in their battle against German invaders on a swampy new map set along the Baltic coast, wielding new weapons including smoke and gas grenades!

Watch the trailer and get a look at the marshes and dunes of the new Baltic region.

Players can buy Tannenberg now on Steam for 50% off!

Free expansion introduces Latvia
The latest free expansion for Tannenberg introduces the Latvian Riflemen, a marshy Baltic map, and new weapons for Russian and German forces – including special grenades which will allow players to deploy smoke and gas without waiting for an artillery barrage for the first time in the WW1 Game Series.

In 1915, as the Germans advanced into Latvian territory, the Russian Tsar gave his approval for the creation of Latvian Riflemen units. Despite Russian efforts, there was still a strong nationalist streak in the Latvian people, and Latvian politicians argued that all-Latvian formations would fight hard to push back the Germans. They were proved right – due to the high number of volunteers, three battalions were formed rather than two as had been originally planned.

Meet the Latvian Riflemen
In Tannenberg, the Latvian Riflemen are a support squad equipped primarily with Japanese import rifles and older Winchesters. They are renowned for their composure under fire, and their NCO ability can remove weapon sway at key moments in battle, allowing perfect shots by skilled marksmen. For trench assaults they carry plenty of grenades and a few squad members carry the iconic US M1911 pistol.
Several weapons have been added to the game – Latvian troops will be able to use the newly added Japanese Arisaka Type 38 and Colt 1911 pistol, while Russian squads get the Vetterli M1870/87 and chemical gas grenades. German troops gain access to the Type N Nebelbombe smoke grenade. These last two special gas grenades are a first for the WW1 Game Series, and will give players new tactical options for attack and defense.

Brave the new Baltic map
Arriving along with the Latvian Riflemen is a new map set in their home region! The Baltic map features distinctive wooden fortifications built on and around the lakes and swamps. Lead assaults across pontoon bridges, or scramble for cover amidst the sand dunes and pine forests surrounding the marshes. The variety in terrain will challenge even the most seasoned Tannenberg players!

Lead Developer Jos Hoebe said: ‘Creating a map for the Baltic regions was especially interesting due to the swampy terrain, which isn’t something we’ve represented in the WW1 Game Series so far – the Flanders map in our earlier game Verdun probably comes closest. Combining the different landscapes found in the Baltic region into a single map was challenging, but we’re very happy with the result, bringing a novel battlefield to the game.

Find out more about Tannenberg on Steam or on the games official website.

wolfenstein-youngbloodSource: Blue’s News

Here’s the Official Launch Trailer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the new installment in the alternate-history shooter series. The description notes this is due on Friday, though a tweet from Bethesda has already stated the OC version will be available tomorrow, just in time for the launch of QuakeCon 2019. Here’s more on the game from the description:

The world is full of monsters—but as a Blazkowicz, killing monsters is what you do. Embark on an action-packed, blood-soaked journey as Jess and Soph Blazkowicz to find your missing father, BJ, and kill every Nazi in Paris.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the biggest and most open-ended Wolfenstein game in the series, and the first Wolfenstein game that can be played in online multiplayer co-op or single player with an AI companion.

Get the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition and receive the Buddy Pass, which lets you invite a friend to play the entire game alongside you, even if they don’t own the game! You’ll also receive the Cyborg Pack which comes with cosmetic skins for your Power Suit and weapons. Pre-order now and receive the Legacy Pack, featuring skins inspired by BJ Blazkowicz!

Get more information about Wolfenstein: Youngblood at the games official website.

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Bethesda releases the PC version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Thursday, one day earlier than planned. However, it will be lacking RTX support with its initial release. Something NVIDIA advertised massively with. Raytracing is to be added later with a patch.

You can expect the game for PC this Thursday Bethesda mentions on Twitter. Wolfenstein makes use of the Vulkan API and would be the first game with that API to get RTX support.

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call-of-duty-modern-warfareReady to inspect your arsenal? Check out a prelude of the Multiplayer Universe Reveal to come!

By David Hodgson @ The Activision Game Blog

Gunsmith: Weapons Detail

The weapons bench is shrouded in darkness. Scattered ammunition is strewn about the surface of the bench. As we inspect the weapons, we discover a pistol lying next to some explosives. Nearby is a pack of grenades.

But we’re here to tool up with an assault rifle. Getting the right selection of attachments is vitally-important to your Multiplayer game. Thankfully, there’s an impressive array of options, as we cycle through some of the many customization options, at various times locking in a Muzzle Break, Balanced Suppressor, Scout Combat Optic, Lightweight Stock, CQB grip, Corp Combat and Holo Sight.

2v2 4K Raw Gunfight Gameplay is Live!

If you’re wanting to see raw 2v2 Gunfight gameplay the way it was meant to be seen, be sure to check out the following footage, recently posted by Infinity Ward.

Watch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4K Gunfight Gameplay Trailer and read the rest of the article here.

tom-clancy-ghost-recon-wildlandsNew Game Mode ‘Mercenaries’ Will Be Available From July 18th

Ubisoft has announced a free brand new game mode for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, “Mercenaries”, which will be available from July 18th . Mercenaries is an eight-player free-for-all PvPvE gameplay experience. The objective is to call for rescue, locate and reach the extraction point, then be the first to board the chopper. The new game mode will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Mercenaries Trailer HERE.

At the beginning of the match, the extraction point is unknown and players will have no ranged weapons, gear or items. Players will need to locate and activate radio transmitters to shrink the possible extract zone on the map. In the meantime, players will fight to be the first to gain intel on transmitter locations while looting gear, weapons and money. After the first player has activated three transmitters, the chopper will head to the extraction point and once landed, the location will be revealed to everyone. The first player to fill their extraction gauge and board the chopper wins.

Mercenaries mode introduces a wealth of new mechanics including:

  • Looting for Gear: Players start the game just with a melee weapon and will need to find the best gear, weapons and consumables to fight the Unidad forces and enemy players. If a player dies, they will lose all of the loot gathered and start at square one when they respawn.
  • Armor: Mercenaries mode will feature a new health and armor system. Based on the gear players pick up, an armor bar will appear. This bar will absorb a percentage of damage based on the penetration capability of the opponent’s weapon.
  • Health: If players are hit by a weapon that deals penetration damage, they will bleed and gradually lose a percentage of their health. If they are injured, they will be able to loot three different types of healing items to get back into fighting shape: medikits, bandages and syringes.
  • Destructible Doors: Destructible doors can be opened with CQC, behind which players may find intel, loot, or cover to aid them in their fight. Players will need to think tactically about when to use this as opponents will be able to hear the breaking doors if they are close by.

Additionally, as a thank-you to players, the Lone Wolf Costume will be given as a reward after completing their first match. Along with the Lone Wolf Costume, players will be able to receive a series of rewards based on their wins.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands also has a Rewards Program available to all players until September 27th, 2019. Jump back into the Wildlands, complete the set challenges, and redeem special rewards in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. All rewards will also unlock unique ‘Memories of the Wildlands’ dialogues. More information can be found at: ghostrecon.com/RewardsProgram

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, please visit www.ghostrecon.com.

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

Activision offers first details on multiplayer support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with the announcement of a two-versus-two mode called Gunfight that will be part of the next installment in the shooter series. This is just the start, as they say this “is only a fraction of the full, online multiplayer experience,” promising a full multiplayer game reveal for August 1st. On a related note, Activision also informs us of a preorder bonus for Modern Warfare that will unlock Captain Price as a playable character in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4′s Blackout mode. Naturally this is coming to PS4 first: “Pre-order any version of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and immediately unlock the classic version of Captain Price as a playable character in Blackout! The character will be playable on PlayStation 4 today, with other platforms to follow on July 18.” The Activision Blog has details on Gunfight mode as well as their plans to show off more next month. We also have the following announcement with more:

A new generation of Call of Duty® multiplayer is coming. Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 1, when Activision and Infinity Ward will reveal the multiplayer universe of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®. Recently named “Best Online Multiplayer” by Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2019, Modern Warfare multiplayer delivers a game-changing online experience.

As players enlist in the heart-racing Modern Warfare story, multiplayer continues the experience as players head online into the ultimate playground for the global balance of power. Featuring unified progression across modes, Modern Warfare seeks to unite the community with plans to support cross-play across platforms and the removal of the traditional season pass in order to deliver a greater mix of more free maps, content and community events post-launch.

Moments ago, fans got the first glimpse of the game’s new 2 vs. 2 Gunfight mode, which is only a fraction of the full, online multiplayer experience in Modern Warfare. Shown live on Twitch, Gunfight delivers a new level of quick-action, close-quarters duo-based combat that is a blast to play and to watch.

Tune-in August 1st to Twitch.tv/CallofDuty for the full reveal of the Modern Warfare Multiplayer Universe and deep look at gameplay coming to fans at launch. In the meantime, fans can follow latest information on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer on @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

wolfenstein-youngbloodFree the streets of Paris from Nazi control in both Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

Bethesda has announced that Wolfenstein: YoungbloodWolfenstein: Cyberpilot have gone gold. Click here to see the full PC specs for both games, as well as preload details.

In Youngblood you’ll be able to buddy up with another person and play as BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as they fight to find their missing father and kick Nazi ass along the way. Cyberpilot is a standalone VR experience that sees you taking on the role of a Resistance hacker turning the Nazis’ own war machines against them. Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot both launch on July 26. Youngblood will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch, and Cyberpilot will launch on PC and PlayStation 4. 

call-of-duty-black-ops-4-boxSource: Blue’s News

Activision and Treyarch announce Operation Apocalypse Z will commence tomorrow in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PS4, bringing an onslaught of zombies to the shooter sequel. This will presumably come to PC and Xbox One in a month, and in the meantime, a new trailer accompanies the news, as do these details:

Operation Apocalypse Z unleashes the hordes of undead in all game modes. Fans will find exciting new ways to play, including Multiplayer maps and modes that channel the Zombies legacy, a new Zombies experience, eerie changes throughout the Blackout map, and more new weapons for players to unlock and master.

For more, there’s a roadmap of what to expect on the Treyarch Website.

rising-storm2-vietnam-logoTripwire Interactive is Set for Fun in the Sun with Latest Toy Soldier-themed DLC for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Tripwire Interactive, Antimatter Games, and the Green Army Men Team released Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Beach Party today, the latest DLC for the award-winning and critically acclaimed first-person shooter. Available now on Steam, players can look forward to taking part in the gritty and strategic 64-player matches Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is famous for with a twist in this brand-new DLC, filled with all the army-green plastic this summer can handle.

Watch the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Beach Party Trailer HERE.

To celebrate the release of the new update Tripwire is kicking off a Free Week and sale on Steam that starts later today and runs until 10AM PDT on Tuesday July 16th – Don’t miss this opportunity to play for free and pick up the game at a low price!

After the success of the Christmas Green Army Men seasonal event, Tripwire Interactive, Antimatter Games, and the Green Army Men Mod team agreed to make the Green Army Men mod easily available to all Rising Storm 2: Vietnam players. The result is Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Beach Party, a DLC add-on, completely complied and easily activated from within the main game.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam players will beat the heat in this figurine beach bash with vehicles, supporting artillery, mortars, and rockets all turned into toys. The Green Army Men Beach Party DLC also removes fall damage, in order to create a more realistic experience, and includes multiple classes with over 12 weapons. Players can keep it cool on four maps: Beach Party, Backyard, Pool Party, and the returning Green Army Men Christmas map! Fight through sandcastles, building blocks, baseball bats, barbeques and more, all while avoiding getting melted by the enemy team.

All Rising Storm 2: Vietnam players can play Green Army Men Beach Party for free as the Rifleman class. If players want to unlock more classes and support the development team, there is the option to buy the Green Army Men Upgrade, which unlocks all the other classes for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Beach Party.

As a way to support the modding community and grassroots game development that helped Tripwire Interactive’s founding members get their start in the industry, all revenue from the Green Army Men Upgrade purchases is shared with the Green Army Men mod team to support their valuable efforts and accomplishment, building high-quality content in their spare time.

Available now on PC, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is the sequel to Rising Storm, PC Gamer magazine’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year,’ published by Tripwire Interactive and developed by Antimatter Games. Command your team to victory in massive 64-player battles with authentic weapons, aircraft, and maps that pit conventional military forces against guerrilla forces.

To stay up-to-date on the latest for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, please visit the official website.

just-cause-4New Free Content Arrives Along With New DLC Packs

Just Cause 4 gets even bigger and more explosive this summer, with the arrival of another big content update for the most over-the-top open world sandbox experience around!

Watch the Trials, Toys & Terror Trailer HERE.

As supernatural forces invade the towns of Solis and infest its people, only Rico can save the day in Los Demonios, releasing on June 26th 2019 for Gold Edition & Season Pass owners, and July 3rd for everyone, on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

A parasitic infestation now spreads across the island of Solis, terrorizing its inhabitants and attacking anyone that stands in its way. Los Demonios will challenge even the most experienced action hero. Rico will need all of the skills & toys at his disposal in order to face the horrifying new threat and eradicate the demon invasion permanently, before it’s too late!

The Free Challenges update arrives as well to bring new ways to play in the Just Cause 4 open world sandbox. Every month, players will be able to earn cosmetic rewards for their wingsuit and parachute by completing inventive new Challenges & Trials that will test the limits of their mastery over Rico’s skills & gear.

Turn back the clock with the clean cut Just Cause 2 Rico skin, available now in the customization menu and free for all players.

Take the fight to the Black Hand in style with the outrageous Toy Vehicles pack, available in the all-new Black Market store. The miniature sized Tank, Boat & Jet brings hilarious explosive action and takes the over-the-top mayhem of Just Cause 4 to new heights, and even the Black Hand will respond in kind with Toy Vehicles of their own. Grow your collection of incredible vehicles that will add crazy new abilities and destructive powers to your tool set, with new premium packs available each month via the Black Market store.

We wanted to follow-up the huge Spring Update for Just Cause 4 with even more great new content for our players! The Trials, Toys & Terror update will add more new gameplay elements, new challenges, awesome new equipment and new reasons for players to return to the open world sandbox action all year long,” said Victoria Setian, Senior Producer at Avalanche Studios.

“’Los Demonios’ is not only a return to the classic liberation style gameplay but also introduces a supernatural threat to the world for the first time in Just Cause,” said Bryan Rodriguez, Creative Producer at Avalanche Studios. “Players will face the most challenging content yet in ‘Los Demonios’, pushing them to their limits in both combat strategy and survival. Even veteran players will need to bring their A-game if they want to succeed in tackling the emerging demonic presence and protect Solis from total annihilation! Prepare your weapons and your wits, as ‘Los Demonios’ will be an off-the-wall experience Just Cause players will not soon forget!

The Free Challenges and the Toy Vehicle Pack are available now. Gold Edition & ‘Dare Devils, Demons & Danger’ Season Pass owners will receive 7 days early access to the Just Cause 4 Los Demonios DLC on June 26th, 2019.

More game info is available at the official Just Cause 4 website.