First-Person Shooters

zombie-army-4-dead-war‘Return to Hell’ DLC reintroduces us to Coach, Rochelle, Ellis and Nick.

Alpha Squad has just been handed its latest mission and this time they have to ‘Return to Hell’ in the latest campaign mission released to Zombie Army 4: Dead War players who own the Season Pass 3 or as standalone DLC. There is also another set of iconic characters from Valve’s seminal Left 4 Dead 2 joining the fight against the horde as Coach, Ellis, Nick and Rochelle are all now playable in Zombie Army 4, as free DLC for all players.

Watch the hellish new trailer HERE.

The finale of the Season 3 storyline, Return to Hell thrusts our intrepid squad back into the underworld but this time it is a haunted manifestation of Schweiger’s mind which they must survive in order to free him from Baron Umbra.

As well as the thrilling new campaign mission, the latest DLC drop for Season Pass 3 holders (also available as a standalone purchase) includes:

▪ Horror Headgear Pack

▪ Flare Gun Weapon Bundle

▪ Van Helsing Weapon Skins

▪ Horror Charm Pack 2

Developed by Rebellion in collaboration with Flix Interactive and Radical Forge, the Return to Hell pack is available now as part of Season Pass 3 and also available to buy separately, priced £5.59 / $6.99 / €6.99. In addition, all players can also download the Left 4 Dead 2 Character Pack for free now on all platforms.

The entire Season Pass 3 is available to buy now, priced £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 with far more content yet to come.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, Steam, Microsoft Store and Google Stadia. It’s also playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with upgraded new-gen features.

For more information, please visit ZombieArmy.com.

battlefield-5Source: Blue’s News

As promised, Battlefield V is now available on Prime Gaming as a free gift for Amazon Prime members. The offer ends September 1st, so you have almost a month to claim your copy of the military shooter, and then it’s free to keep on Origin. More freebies are available as part of the August update, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Lost Horizon 2, and Secret Files: Tunguska. If your recollection of BF5 is affected by the fog of war, here’s the recruiting pitch as a refresher:

The Battlefield series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Take on physical, all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet. Now also includes Firestorm – Battle Royale, reimagined for Battlefield.

verdun-logoAuthentic WW1 FPS games Verdun and Tannenberg commemorate the start of the First World War on this day 107 years ago, with in-game events and social media giveaways.

Until August 8th, the Film Memoir mode is available for all PC players. Activated from the options menu, Film Memoir applies a black and white film grain and sound effect overlay to recreate period film cameras as you play. Normally Film Memoir is only available to those who have purchased a Supporter Edition for Verdun or Tannenberg.

A new campaign event also begins today – The War Begins, 1914. Too often WW1 became a brutal battle of attrition, and the in-game campaigns reflect that by tracking casualties in multiplayer battles for the Entente and Central Powers. The ‘winner’ will be the faction which has suffered fewer losses by August 8th. There is no special requirement to participate – simply join an online public server and your contribution will be tracked.

On our social media channels we are sharing historical facts about the beginning of ‘The War to End All Wars’, alongside giveaway events.

Last but not least, following the Epic Games Store release last week, Western Front game Verdun is FREE to claim on the Epic Games Store for one more day, and Tannenberg’s 10% discount also lasts until then.

Watch the official Verdun – Epic Games trailer HERE.

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battlefield-2042Battlefield Portal Gives the Power to Discover, Create and Share Unexpected Battles from Battlefield 2042, and Reimagined Classics from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3

Today at EA PLAY Live, Electronic Arts and Ripple Effect Studios, the Los Angeles-based studio led by Christian Grass, revealed Battlefield™ Portal, the next exciting experience coming to Battlefield™ 2042. A first for the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield Portal is a community-driven platform designed to offer a huge variety of imaginative experiences by giving players the tools to set their own rules and build their own definitive Battlefield experience – and share them with other people. Battlefield Portal will be available at launch as one of three core Battlefield 2042 experiences. In addition to Portal, players will also have access to All-Out Warfare, which includes the next generation of fan-favorite modes Conquest and Breakthrough, and Battlefield™ Hazard Zone, the all-new, high-stakes squad-based experience set to be revealed closer to launch.

In Battlefield Portal, players will be able to use a powerful creation suite that includes Settings, custom modes and a Logic Editor. This will allow the players to not only create, but share and discover unexpected battles filled with the weapons, vehicles, equipment, and more, set in the locations from Battlefield 2042, and iconic, fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3.

Watch the Battlefield Portal Trailer HERE.

These creative tools give players the chance to go beyond what they’ve experienced in any Battlefield game previously and create unique modes, such as 1942 versus 2042 matches, knives versus defibrillators battles or even a hardcore team deathmatch showdown. The customization options available in Battlefield Portal allows players to let their imaginations run wild and put the rules of war in their hands.

Battlefield Portal is truly a love letter to our passionate and long-time fans,” says Justin Wiebe, senior design director at Ripple Effect Studios. “We’ve created a set of tools that really gives the community the chance to create their own signature Battlefield experiences, while also bringing back these iconic Battlefield classics for our veteran players to revel in and our new players to experience for the first time.

Battlefield Portal will include all content from the world of 2042, along with six additional maps from three of the franchise’s most popular titles, along with additional vehicles, weapons, gadgets, factions and classes from each respective game.

Learn more about Battlefield Portal at the official Battlefield 2042 website.

verdun-logoThe authentic WW1 FPS games Verdun and Tannenberg have released on the Epic Games store, Verdun will start off with a Free Week and Tannenberg with a 10% launch discount.

Players from the Epic Games Store can claim Verdun for free between July 22-29 and get themselves an immersive WW1 FPS experience on the Western Front! Sequel Tannenberg which focusses on the Eastern Front, will release at the same time with a 10% discount.

Watch the official Verdun – Epic Games trailer HERE.

New recruits for the Epic WW1 battlefields

Verdun and Tannenberg have both been released on the Epic Games Store, which won’t go unnoticed as Verdun will be releasing for FREE! From July 22 until the 29th Epic Game players can claim a free copy of the WW1 FPS set on the Western Front.

Verdun was the very first WW1 FPS bringing a historical take on the Great War. Epic Games players can expect WW1 action with close-quarters trench warfare and lots of realistic details, such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.

More WW1 action

Sequel Tannenberg will release alongside Verdun, offering players tactical freedom in wide-scale maps on the Eastern Front! To fully immersive yourself in the WW1 battlefields it’s important to dive in the distinct nature of each game that the WW1 Game Series brings. The diversity in maps, soldiers, weapons and therefore tactical maneuvering offering players a different perspective of the Great War, one of the bloodiest war in history.

Tannenberg will see a 10% launch discounts at release. The third game in the WW1 Game Series called Isonzo focusing on the Alpine warfare in Northeast Italy and hasn’t been confirmed yet for the Epic Games Store. The game release is set for later this year/ beginning of next year, yet players can already wishlist the game on Steam, PlayStation 4&5 and soon Xbox One/ Xbox Series XIS.

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battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

Amazon is now offering Battlefield 1 for free on Prime Gaming, the gaming perk that’s free for Amazon Prime subscribers. The World War I shooter is yours to keep on Origin if you claim it between now and August 4th. This fits a prediction from last week by Tom Henderson, though he didn’t mention the Prime prerequisite. EA is not done with these giveaways, as the listing says to check back on August 2nd for a Battlefield V giveaway. Here’s more on the current freebie:

Experience the dawn of all out warfare during WWI. Discover different shores, cities, and deserts in this global conflict. Turn the tide of battle by operating massive vehicles and machinery to win the Great War. Download Battlefield 1 today for PC on Origin – for Prime Members.

tom-clancys-xdefiantUbisoft has announced an upcoming free-to-play, FPS, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, blending fast-paced 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities. XDefiant will available on PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Ubisoft Connect, Luna and Stadia, with full crossplay expected at launch.

During the past 21 years, the Tom Clancy universe has become a major part of Ubisoft’s history and a reference for tactical shooters and immersive universes. Ubisoft is proud to announce the expansion of the Tom Clancy universe with a game that will let all the fans play with – and against – some of the most recognisable maverick groups from across fan-favourite franchises.

Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco and led by seasoned FPS expert Mark Rubin (Executive Producer) and Ubisoft San Francisco veteran Jason Schroeder (Creative Director), XDefiant brings players an all-new experience to Tom Clancy games. Factions, and the characters – Defiants – that make them up, are all inspired by Tom Clancy games and beyond. Whether players are looking to play competitively or casually, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is sure to bring a thrilling experience for all. For those seeking an early look at the game, register now at playxdefiant.com for a chance to play early. The first test begins 5th August, and players are encouraged to sign up quickly for a chance to play first.*

XDefiant, a Ubisoft Original, is Ubisoft’s newest take on a competitive FPS that offers players a high-octane gameplay experience, combining fluid and visceral combat with unprecedented freedom and personalisation. XDefiant will immerse players at the forefront of the Tom Clancy universe at iconic locations in the throes of technicolor chaos, with a mix of indoor and outdoor maps, ensuring smooth gameplay and unpredictable engagements.

Watch the XDefiant Worldwide Reveal Trailer HERE.

Additional features include:

  • Personalised Playstyle: Players can personalise their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction, traits, abilities, and ultras, then select from an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete their loadout – and even tweak it on the fly (after respawning) to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield.
  • Competitive Clashes: XDefiant offers a variety of competitive 6-v-6 arena and linear game modes, such as Domination and Escort. Combine that with a large pool of uniquely designed maps in rotation and no two matches will feel the same.
  • Diverse Factions of Defiants: XDefiant will initially feature factions such as the Wolves (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon), the Echelon (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell) and the Outcasts and Cleaners (Tom Clancy’s The Division) battling across iconic locations. Additional Defiants will be added as the game evolves, drawing on a range of characters and abilities from the Tom Clancy universe … and beyond.
  • Game modes: XDefiant will have a variety of game modes to match players’ unique playstyles and allow them to channel their team-based, competitive nature. Players can choose competitive modes like Team Deathmatch or Domination, as well as linear modes such as Escort.

Players can go to www.playxdefiant.com to register for upcoming news, information and game tests (the first test begins 5th August*)

* 5th August test only available for PC in the United States and Canada. Additional tests will be available later this year.

medic-pacific-warSupport the game’s Kickstarter campaign  and get the access to the early alpha demo build available for backers in August 2021, right after Kickstarter campaign end. You can also add the game to your Steam Wishlist to follow the news about its development.

Watch the Medic: Pacific War Kickstarter trailer HERE.

Look at the horrors of war from an entirely new perspective. Enter the battlefield equipped with a first aid kit instead of a rifle. Bandage, stop hemorrhages, get the wounded off the battlefield, but most of all, bring hope where there’s none and salvation to those who think their lives have come to an end.

ABOUT MEDIC: PACIFIC WAR

Medic: Pacific War is a single-player TPP action simulation game offering a unique take on the Pacific War that’s 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.

zombie-army-4-dead-warBill, Francis, Louis and Zoey from Left 4 Dead available as playable characters in free DLC for all players. The terrifying Abaddon Asylum campaign mission awaits for Season Pass owners and as standalone paid DLC

Renowned zombie slayers Bill, Francis, Louis and Zoey from the Valve smash hit, Left 4 Dead, are tooled up and ready to take on a new horde as they join Zombie Army 4: Dead War as brand new playable characters in the latest free DLC in Season 3 which is available now! In addition to the free characters, Season Pass owners can now visit the spine-chilling Abaddon Asylum in a new campaign mission which is also available as standalone DLC.

Watch the blood-curdling new trailer HERE.

Abaddon Asylum is the second mission in the ‘Return to Hell’ campaign, following the events of Terminal Error where you uncovered information about the location of Baron Umbra, the mastermind behind the dastardly occult scheme. You will have to fight your way into the Asylum before tracking down Baron Umbra and taking him out once and for all.

As well as the thrilling new campaign mission, the latest DLC drop also includes:

  • World War 1 Joshua Outfit
  • World War 2 Headgear Pack
  • MP.1940 SMG Bundle
  • Zombie Tank Weapon Skins

Developed by Rebellion in collaboration with Flix Interactive and Radical Forge, Abaddon Asylum is available now as part of Season Pass 3 and also available to buy separately, priced £5.59. In addition, all players can also download the Left 4 Dead Character Pack for free now on all platforms.

The entire Season Pass 3 is available to buy now, priced £29.99 with far more content yet to come.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, Steam, Microsoft Store and Google Stadia. For more info, please visit ZombieArmy.com.

The 1980′s Czechoslovak People’s Army enters the Arma 3 sandbox

Publisher Bohemia Interactive and third-party developer CSLA Studio are announcing today the release of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: CSLA Iron Curtain. The DLC is available for purchase on Steam for $12.99 USD / €12.99 EUR / £10.99 GBP, and early adopters will receive a 10% discount in the first week of its release.

Watch the Arma 3 Creator DLC: CSLA Iron Curtain Trailer HERE.

In the CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC, players are taken back to the Cold War era of the 1980′s, and experience what life in Czechoslovakia and its heavily-guarded border with the Federal Republic of Germany could have been like if an armed conflict had ever come between the East and the West.

CSLA (or ČSLA) is an abbreviation for “Československá lidová armáda” in Czech and “Československá ľudová armáda” in Slovak. It refers to the Czechoslovak People’s Army, which were the armed forces of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic from 1954 until 1990.

Key features of the CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC include:

  • 256 km2 terrain – Original landlocked map called “Gabreta” with deep forests, windswept mountains, calm valleys, a railway network, and various military outposts.
  • 3 factions – Cold War era armed forces of the United States and Czechoslovakia, as well as local rebel fighters.
  • 35 weapons (incl. variants) – A mix of classic pistols, rifles, and launchers (with a large variety of weapon attachments), including the FAL and Sa-58 assault rifles, XM177 carbine, and M1911 pistol.
  • 52 vehicles (incl. variants) – Various ground, air, and water vehicles such as the T-72 Main Battle Tank, M113 and OT-62 APCs, and Mi-17 and UH-60 transport helicopters.
  • 19 scenarios – 9 singleplayer scenarios depicting various armed confrontations in the Gabreta region, 1 singleplayer Showcase scenario, and 9 multiplayer scenarios (Zeus, Warlords, co-op, team deathmatch, and more).

CSLA Studio has published a ‘compatibility data pack for non-owners’ via the Steam Workshop, which enables those who do not own the CSLA Iron Curtain DLC to still play on multiplayer servers that make use of its content. However, the DLC’s terrain and singleplayer scenarios remain exclusive to owners of the DLC. Restrictions to the use of non-owned content also apply.

Creator DLC is a label for original Arma 3 projects made by third-party developers and published by Bohemia Interactive. It enables external talent to earn a financial reward while players get to enjoy more quality content. CSLA Iron Curtain is the third Creator DLC project to come out after the release of Global Mobilization – Cold War Germany in April 2019 and S.O.G. Prairie Fire in May 2021.

Developer CSLA Studio will share further development news and updates via their website. More information about the Arma 3 Creator DLC program can be found on https://arma3.com/dlc/creator.

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