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Available now on Steam for purchase, the latest and ambitious Arma 3 Creator DLC: S.O.G. Prairie Fire takes you into the Vietnam War. Enjoy a 75% discount for the base game on Steam up until May 13.

Publisher Bohemia Interactive and third-party developer Savage Game Design are excited to be launching today the latest Creator DLC for Arma 3 on Steam. S.O.G. Prairie Fire transports players back to the Vietnam War and delivers a thrilling and historic military sandbox experience on a scale not seen before in a video game.

Watch Arma 3. S.O.G. Prairie Fire Trailer HERE.

The S.O.G. Prairie Fire DLC is available on Steam now, for only $19.54 USD – that’s including a 15% discount offered by Bohemia Interactive on the first week of release. In addition, Arma 3 base game will be on discount for a limited time with a 75% off, and it’s other DLCs for up to 66% off. The soundtrack for S.O.G. Prairie Fire is also available for sale here.

The name S.O.G. Prairie Fire refers to the “Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group” (MACV-SOG), which was a United States Special Forces unit established in 1964 to conduct covert operations in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. This task force plays a central role in the DLC’s multiplayer co-op campaign. To portray the soldiers’ experiences in a more accurate manner, Savage Game Design has been closely collaborating with US Special Forces veterans who served in MACV-SOG until it was deactivated in 1972, as well as Vietnamese advisors.

More information about Arma 3. S.O.G. Prairie Fire can be found at HERE.

metro-exodusDeep Silver and 4A Games are pleased to announce the launch of the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition – a radical update that harnesses the power of Ray Tracing-capable GPUs to deliver an incredible visual upgrade. The PC Enhanced Edition is available for FREE to all owners of the original release on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Good Old Games and the Microsoft Store.

Check out the trailer highlighting the features and performance of the PC Enhanced Edition and next-gen Complete Edition HERE.

For an even more detailed breakdown of the new tech and features present in the Enhanced version of the game, please visit the newly updated 4A games blog on the Metro Exodus website.

zombie-army-4-dead-warGet ready to slay it out there! Zombie Army 4: Dead War is kicking off Season 3 today with a massive new campaign mission, available right now.

Terminal Error is the first mission in Season 3’s new three-part campaign, Return to Hell. A horrifying transmission leads you and your fellow deadhunters to a mysterious derelict base on the Italian coast. Battle your way through a huge, open-ended level and put a stop to the sinister machinations lurking in the shadows.

Click here to watch the Zombie Army 4 season three trailer.

Developed by Rebellion in collaboration with Flix Interactive and Radical Forge, Terminal Error is a mission for 1-4 players, available now in Zombie Army 4 as part of Season Pass 3.

Terminal Error is also available to buy separately, priced £5.59. Find out more about Season 3 HERE.

metro-exodusSource: Blue’s News

4A Games announces a May 6th release date for the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, saying the ray traced version of the first-person shooter will be available for Windows via the Epic Games Store, GOG.COM, the Microsoft and Steam. For those who already own the original version, the Enhanced Edition is a free upgrade. The post includes a FAQ and this overview:

It offers additional Ray Tracing features including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for the much requested DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions. Further collaborating with NVIDIA, this update improves our existing Ray Traced Global Illumination tech innovated with the original release of Metro Exodus to make every light source fully Ray Traced, and implements our Ray Traced Emissive Lighting tech from The Two Colonels throughout the game.

This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a Ray Tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and will be delivered as a separate product – it is not a simple ‘patch’ to the base game – instead it will be offered as an extra entitlement to all existing Metro Exodus PC players.

This edition of Metro Exodus can only run on Ray Tracing capable hardware; check out our Recommended PC Specifications chart to see what kind of performance you can expect.

call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-warSource: Blue’s News

Activision announces Season Three for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will get underway on Thursday. The new free content this will bring includes four Multiplayer maps, four Operators (including Captain Price), six new weapons, the next chapter of Zombies in Outbreak, a Warzone update, and more. A post on the Call of Duty Blog has details on all that and more. Here’s an overview:

Season Three content includes:

  • Three New Operators, One Old Friend
  • Wraith
  • Knight
  • Antonov
  • Price arrives in Black Ops Cold War

Six New Weapons

  • PPSh-41: SMG
  • Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle
  • Ballistic Knife: Melee
  • CARV.2: Tactical Rifle
  • AMP63: Pistol
  • Baseball Bat: Melee

sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2From extreme-range distances to up-close-and-personal, CI Games’ setting for SGWC 2 offers plenty of ways to approach your targets.

Following last month’s exciting gameplay reveal for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI Games is excited to share a closer look at the highly anticipated sequel’s setting: Kuamar. This bombastic trailer gives players a look at the variety of sandboxes they’ll complete their contracts in as they snipe, sneak, and firefight with adversaries in the best looking Sniper Ghost Warrior game thus far. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 launches on June 4th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox SeriesX/S, Xbox One and PC.

After a feverish response to the exclusive weapons and skins revealed for the physical edition of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI is expanding the rewards to the digital edition, which can be pre-ordered now on Steam. Everyone who pre-orders SGWC 2 will receive:

  • Marcus Tactical: A light sniper rifle with great stability
  • FFF-45 ACP Luring Pistol: A side arm with special luring ammo
  • Rock AS100: A punishing magazine-fed shotgun, that fires buckshot or slugs
  • Blue Servers Skin
  • Warning Stripes Skin

Kuamar is an original setting in the modern day Middle East, nestled between the Lebanese and Syrian borders. A brutal dictatorship, led by President Omar Al-Bakr and his wife, Bibi Rashida, has controlled the region for over 20 years… and their reign must now be stopped. With intel from Control, players take on the role of Raven, executing contracts across all-new locations in an attempt to topple this insidious criminal organization and bring them to justice.

Kuamar will provide players with a variety of sniper paradises, evolving the sandbox level and objective design fans loved in the first Contracts release. In Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, there are 5 distinct maps that can be approached however a player wishes. Realistic weapons and gadgets are unlocked throughout the campaign, whilst upgrade points can be used to obtain and upgrade skills to create a custom playstyle. As players expand their arsenals and improve their skills, they can revisit each contract with different approaches to collect more rewards.

With Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI Games is setting a new bar for its best-selling first person sniper franchise of all time, with 1000m+ extreme-range sniping (a record for the franchise), expansive sandbox-style maps, realistic gadgets and weapons, and upgraded visuals and gameplay engine that make this the best Sniper experience yet.

Pre-orders for physical editions on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One are available now from selected retailers, while PC players can pre-order SGWC 2 on Steam right now. All pre-orders include an exclusive weapons and skins bonus pack. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will launch at £34,99.

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

Arma 3 Creator DLC: S.O.G. Prairie Fire, features a 300 km2 terrain, 50+ weapons, 50+ vehicles, co-op campaign, and more

Publisher Bohemia Interactive and third-party developer Savage Game Design are announcing today a major new Creator DLC coming soon to PC’s premier military sim game, Arma 3.

S.O.G. Prairie Fire will transport players back to the Vietnam War and deliver a thrilling and historic military sandbox experience on a scale not seen before in a video game. The S.O.G. Prairie Fire DLC is scheduled for release on Steam in Q2 2021 and will be priced at $22.99 USD (€22.99 EUR / £19.99 GBP). People can already add the Creator DLC to their wishlist by visiting its store page on Steam.

The name S.O.G. Prairie Fire refers to the “Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group” (MACV-SOG), which was a United States Special Forces unit established in 1964 to conduct covert operations in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. This task force will play a central role in the DLC’s multiplayer co-op campaign. To portray the soldiers’ experiences in a more accurate manner, Savage Game Design has been closely collaborating with US Special Forces veterans who served in MACV-SOG until it was deactivated in 1972, as well as Vietnamese advisors.

Key features of the S.O.G. Prairie Fire Creator DLC include:

  • Cam Lao Nam Terrain – Explore a unique 300 km2 terrain representing the Vietnam War’s entire Area of Operations, including the Ho Chi Minh Trail which ran from North Vietnam through neighboring Laos and Cambodia to South Vietnam.
  • 4 Factions – Fight as the United States Army (including the covert MACV-SOG Special Forces unit), Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) or Viet Cong. All sides come equipped with their own uniforms and gear.
  • 50+ Weapons – Engage the enemy with detailed recreations of pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers, and a diverse range of weapon accessories. Your arsenal is reinforced by deadly grenades, traps, and other special items.
  • 50+ Vehicles & Static Weapons (including variants) – Wage war in the jungles, mountains, cities, rivers, and islands of Vietnam with several variations of armed helicopters, gunboats, light tanks, cars, trucks, static weapons, one jet, five small boats, and two bicycles.
  • Multiplayer Co-op Campaign – Operate deep within enemy territory as a member of a clandestine MACV-SOG recon team in a fully voice-acted campaign that consists of 6 highly replayable co-op missions for up to 14 players.
  • 9 Multiplayer Scenarios – Play 9 new scenarios in Arma 3′s official End Game, Warlords, Zeus, and Escape game modes. The “Ash & Trash” bonus mission tasks you with flying routine helicopter missions around the beautiful countryside and landmarks of Cam Lao Nam.
  • 5 Single Player Scenarios – Become familiar with the weapons, vehicles, and equipment used during the Vietnam War in two new Showcase scenarios. Additionally, there is a mission for both MACV and PAVN that introduces you to jungle combat from either perspective. The “Ash & Trash” bonus mission can also be enjoyed in single player.
  • Sounds & Effects – Experience ‘Nam with immersive audio meticulously designed to reproduce the sound of jungle guerrilla warfare: wildlife calls, disturbed vegetation, quiet whispers of “Charlie”, bullet cracks, explosions, and the loud cries of the wounded.
  • Music – Listen to an atmospheric soundtrack that consists of rock and blues, and a cinematic score composed with Vietnamese instruments. Players can tune into an in-game radio channel that also broadcasts original Armed Forces Vietnam news and adverts that ran at the time.
  • Additional Content – S.O.G. Prairie Fire is complemented by various modules and objects that are usable when the DLC is loaded. This includes custom systems for battlefield logistics, artillery and air support, melee combat, and more – as well as 100 food, drink, and medicine items and over 150 building structures and fortifications that can be used to support community-made content and game modes.

Creator DLC is a label for original Arma 3 projects made by third-party developers and published by Bohemia Interactive (Arma 3′s official developer). This program enables external talent to earn a financial reward for their work, while players get to enjoy new quality content. The first Creator DLC, Global Mobilization – Cold War Germany, was released in April 2019 and has managed to achieve over 130,000 sales since then. Bohemia Interactive expects to publish more Creator DLC projects in 2021, starting with the release of S.O.G. Prairie Fire in the second quarter of this year.

To ensure an optimal launch of the S.O.G. Prairie Fire DLC, Bohemia Interactive and Savage Game Design will host a small-scale, closed beta test in the next two weeks. Selected members of the Arma 3 community will be invited to report any remaining technical issues and help test the upcoming DLC on a variety of PC configurations.

Furthermore, on the day of the DLC’s full release, Savage Game Design will publish a compatibility data pack for non-owners to the Arma 3 Steam Workshop. Subscribing to this Workshop item will allow those who do not own S.O.G. Prairie Fire to still play on multiplayer servers that make use of the DLC’s assets. It will also let people inspect the new assets in-game before purchasing. Access to the DLC’s premium Cam Lao Nam terrain, campaign, and single player scenarios, however, will remain exclusive to the owners of the S.O.G. Prairie Fire DLC. Restrictions to the in-game use of DLC assets by non-owners also apply.

The exact release date of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: S.O.G. Prairie Fire will be shared at a later time. More information about the project can also be found at https://www.sogpf.com. Savage Game Design plans to share more development insights via their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

To learn more about the Arma 3 Creator DLC initiative, and to find answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://arma3.com/dlc/creator.

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six-days-in-fallujahBy John Papadopoulos @ DSOGaming

Victura and Highwire Games, have released the first gameplay trailer for Six Days in Falljuah. Six Days in Falljuah is a tactical first-person shooter with procedurally generated mission spaces based on real-life events from 2004’s Second Battle for Fallujah in the Iraq War.

Victura and Highwire have spent more than three years building unique technologies and game mechanics that bring players closer to the uncertainty and tactics of modern combat than other video games have explored.

Over 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who were present during the Second Battle for Fallujah have shared their personal stories, photographs, and video recordings with the development team. The game gives these stories voice through gameplay and first-person accounts captured in original documentary interview footage. Six Days in Fallujah aims to be the most authentic military shooter to date and to tell these military and civilian stories with the integrity they deserve.

The game currently targets a 2021 release date.

sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2CI Games takes the Sniper Ghost Warrior series to new heights — and distances — when Contracts 2 launches for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and previous gen consoles on June 4th, 2021. Physical pre-orders are now open!

Today, CI Games is excited to reveal the very first look at Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 gameplay. This new trailer showcases the next-generation of Sniper’s best-selling series, as Contracts 2 elevates Sniper Ghost Warrior to new heights – and distances! – with its 1000m+ extreme-range sniping feature. As contract sniper assassin Raven, players will utilize authentic gear and weaponry across large-scale sandbox maps as they track and eliminate targets using a variety of approaches. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 launches on June 4th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox SeriesX/S, Xbox One and PC.

Pre-orders for physical editions on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC are now live and include an exclusive weapons and skins bonus pack (at selected stores only). Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will launch at $39,99 / €39,99 / £34,99 / AUD69,95 on consoles and $29,99 / €29,99 / £24,99 on PC.

The Sniper Ghost Warrior series is the best-selling first-person sniping franchise of all time selling over 11 million copies worldwide, and CI Games is eager to continue building on this success with the highly-anticipated sequel. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 marks the most thrilling entry yet, adding an entirely new level of challenge with the extreme-range sniping of targets over 1,000 meters away, in addition to an arsenal of other new features:

  • 1000m+ extreme-range sniping
  • A dramatic single-player campaign set in modern day Middle East, with 5 distinct sandbox maps featuring a variety of fully accessible, interactive areas players can approach their own way
  • Next level realism with authentic gadgets and weapons customizable to fit different styles of play
  • Replayable missions that can be completed in a number of ways, with unlockable rewards for achieving all objectives
  • More intelligent adversaries with improved tactics
  • Next-generation features include enhanced visuals, native 4k resolution, and improved loading times, setting a new benchmark as the best looking Sniper Ghost Warrior game thus far

Players eager to snipe an early copy of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 can pre-order physical editions of the game for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One platforms. By doing so, snipers will unlock the following exclusives (at selected stores only):

  • Marcus Tactical: A light sniper rifle with great stability
  • FFF-45 ACP Luring Pistol: A side arm with special luring ammo
  • Two Weapon Skins.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will launch for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC platforms on June 4th, 2021. Pre-orders are available now for physical editions or you can add Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 to your Steam wishlist.

For more information about Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, head to www.SniperGhostWarriorContracts2.com.

Developed with the help of the Arma 3 community, all proceeds will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help thousands of people affected by warfare worldwide.

Bohemia Interactive is pleased to announce the release of the Art of War charity DLC for Arma 3. The DLC is available on Steam and features a walk-in museum with art made by the community, as well as premium content for USD $1.99 to help raise funds for the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC). Those who wish to donate more can choose a higher price (USD $4.99 or USD $9.99), with all of Bohemia’s proceeds (after tax) donated directly to the ICRC.

Watch the Arma 3 Art of War – Charity Pack Trailer HERE.

To support the release of the Art of War DLC, the Arma 3 base game and all of its other premium downloadable content are currently on sale on Steam, with discounts ranging between 50-75%. This time-limited offer will end on March 1.

The Art of War DLC features an in-game art exhibition of community artwork under the theme “International Humanitarian Law in future conflict” which was submitted as part of Arma 3 Art of War contest. With Art of War, both organizations hope to raise a sizable monetary contribution to the ICRC’s humanitarian efforts as well as spread awareness about International Humanitarian Law. To help shine a light on the topic, the DLC’s premium package adds a special single-player combat scenario-focused around the topics of protecting cultural property in war zones and autonomous warfare.

Additionally, the premium DLC features new game assets such as a formal suit, a parade uniform, a new backpack, and various t-shirts, alongside several props related to art galleries and memorials. These items provide unique opportunities for Arma 3 roleplaying and user-generated content. The DLC release is complemented by a set of extra Arma 3 Steam Achievements for players to unlock.

Arma 3 Art of War DLC – Key Features

The purchase of the Arma 3 Art of War Charity Pack adds the following premium content in addition to the DLC free content which is available to all Arma 3 players.

Premium

  • Showcase Cultural Property – Experience International Humanitarian Law in action and help protect a valuable work of art in a new single-player scenario.
  • Formal Suit – Don several color combination outfits for the sharpest of dressers.
  • Parade Uniform – Equip faction-specific dress wear for formal military occasions.
  • Parade Cap – Wear matching faction-specific headgear.
  • Civilian Backpack – Carry a range of sports and everyday backpacks.

Free

  • Showcase Art of War – Visit an exhibition on war and art, featuring impressive
  • and award-winning community artwork.
  • Art t-Shirts – Show off new casual-themed clothing featuring a variety of designs.
  • Art Gallery Objects – Place frames and canvases in several shapes and sizes, set up your easel, or create your very own in-game dioramas.
  • Memorial Objects – Use coffins, photo portraits, folded flags, and more to pay
  • tribute to the fallen.

Bohemia Interactive and the ICRC have been collaborating on several projects such as the Arma Laws of War DLC and the Make Arma Not War modding contest. Sales of Arma 3 Laws of War also resulted in a donation of USD $176,667 by Bohemia Interactive to support the ICRC’s aid work.

We value the longstanding partnership with Bohemia Interactive and the support from the larger gaming community in helping raise funds for the ICRC and convey the importance of international humanitarian law. Such a contribution will help us in our humanitarian work to aid people around the world suffering from conflicts,” said Marek Resich from the Resource Mobilization division at the ICRC.

For more information about Arma 3, please visit www.arma3.com.

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