First-Person Shooters

Together with third-party developer Heavy Ordnance Works, Bohemia Interactive announces the release of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: Spearhead 1944. The launch is being celebrated with a new trailer.

This brand new expansion for Arma 3 will deploy players back to the fields of Normandy, a massive 150 km² terrain, in a historic World War II setting. Here, players can take part in a multiplayer co-op campaign with up to 24 players inspired by real events. This new addition also offers 90+ weapons and vehicles (including variants), 400+ clothing and gear variants, 6 multiplayer scenarios, new playable factions, immersive audio design and music, and much more.

Grab your rifle and prepare to deploy to Normandy where you’ll experience World War II combat with the grand scale and intense realism that only the Arma platform can deliver. Spearhead 1944 places you in the boots of the soldiers fighting to break out from a tenuous foothold in the hellish maze of the bocage to liberate occupied Normandy.

Play your way, with a wide array of iconic weapons and vehicles. Join the fight for liberation, or hold your ground across a new 150 km2 representation of real-world terrain based on inland Normandy. Command a tank, light up your flamethrower, dial in your sniper scope, or grab your medical supplies. Dive into a sprawling new co-op campaign for up to 24 players inspired by Operation Cobra. Or take the fight to the enemy with multiplayer game modes, a French Resistance-focused singleplayer scenario and US and German faction showcases.

The Arma 3 Creator DLC: Spearhead 1944 is available now on Steam for $17.99 USD (€17.99 EUR / £14.99 GBP). Those who purchase the DLC in the first week of its release (before August 1), will receive a 10% discount (price with discount applied: $16.19 USD / €16.19 EUR / £13.49 GBP).

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sniper-elite-5Today, Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent video game developers and publishers, is thrilled to announce the launch of the highly anticipated Kraken Awakes, the final content pack for Season Pass Two of Sniper Elite 5. Prepare to unleash chaos against Operation Kraken and prove your sniping prowess on all platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

You can watch our new trailer showcasing all the Kraken Awakes content HERE.

Intel gathered in previous missions has revealed that Operation Kraken is still a looming threat that demands your immediate action. Karl Fairburne, the legendary sniper, must utilise the cover of darkness and harness the power of shadows to sabotage an under-construction aircraft carrier, that is the new home of Operation Kraken, and ensure it never sets sail. The fate of the Allies hangs in the balance as you face off against Friedrich Vogel, former deputy to Abelard Möller and the new mastermind behind this diabolical scheme.

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you navigate an intricately designed military dock and unravel the mysteries hidden within the sprawling aircraft carrier. With an abundance of secrets waiting to be uncovered, take your time to gather valuable intel and gain the upper hand in your mission to save the world from impending doom.

Kraken Awakes not only delivers a gripping narrative and immersive gameplay but also introduces exciting additions to your arsenal. Immerse yourself in an all-American look for Karl with the new Patriot weapon skin and American Airborne character skin. Dominate the battlefield with the Mod.712 pistol, boasting detachable magazines and an unrivalled automatic fire rate, this is perfect for close-quarters combat.

In addition to the Kraken Awakes content pack, Rebellion is excited to release a thrilling new multiplayer map, the Abandoned Quarry. Engage in heart-pounding firefights as you explore the treacherous depths of the old mine. Seek out vantage points and hidden corners in the nearby coal processing centre, providing ideal sniping sightlines across the map. Whether you prefer the stealthy approach or all-out gunfire and action, the Abandoned Quarry offers an adrenaline-fueled experience for Snipers of all playstyles.

Lastly, as we conclude Season Pass Two, Rebellion would like to extend our gratitude to the Sniper Elite community for their unwavering support and dedication. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to Karl’s world, we appreciate each and every one of you dropping into the action.

If you haven’t yet experienced the thrill of Sniper Elite 5, seize the opportunity now on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.

The Kraken Awakes DLC is available now, as part of Season Pass Two (priced £24.99/$29.99/€29.99), or as a separate purchase for £9.99/€10.99/$10.99.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com.

six-days-in-fallujahVictura and Highwire Games has launched first-person tactical shooter Six Days in Fallujah in Steam’s Early Access, priced at USD 39.99. EUR 38.99 and GBP £32.99. Featuring four co-operative, four-player missions, Six Days in Fallujah’s urban maps are generated procedurally, simulating the uncertainty of combat, and offering unlimited replayability.

The most realistic simulation of urban combat to-date, Six Days in Fallujah is developed with help from more than 100 Marines and Soldiers who served in the Second Battle of Fallujah, as well as more than two dozen Iraqi civilians and soldiers. Based on true stories from the battle, Six Days requires players to overcome real-world scenarios with their fire team by using real-life military tactics.

In the coming months, additional features and content will be introduced, including:

Night-time Missions: Knowing what lies around the next corner is hard enough during daylight hours. Gameplay evolves with even more tension with the addition of night-time missions, as more are added throughout Early Access.

Weather variation: While night-time missions will add to the procedural architecture, weather variation will challenge players and add to the complexity of missions.

“Go” Command: Later this year, take control of your AI teammates with unique tactical control, drawing inspiration from real-life tactics.

Single Player Missions: Specific moments from the second battle of Fallujah from those who were there, including Special Operations Missions, Civilians and more.

Expected to remain in Early Access for one year, Six Days in Fallujah will expand its tense, and challenging tactical shooter, with a full release for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

More information about Six Days in Fallujah is available at www.sixdays.com.

six-days-in-fallujahModern War Through the Eyes of Those Who Were There

Victura and Highwire Games today announced their upcoming first-person tactical shooter Six Days in Fallujah will release on June 22, 2023, through Steam’s Early Access program. The game will launch with four co-operative four-player missions. These missions are set in urban maps that are generated procedurally every time the game is played to recreate the uncertainty of combat along with unlimited replayability.

Six Days in Fallujah is a highly realistic first-person tactical shooter developed with help from more than 100 Marines and Soldiers who served in the Second Battle of Fallujah, as well as more than two dozen Iraqi civilians and soldiers. Based on true stories from the battle, Six Days requires players to overcome real-world scenarios with their fire team by using real-life military tactics.

Watch the Six Days in Fallujah Early Access Announcement Trailer HERE.

“The way we play video games right now is not how people fight in real life,” says Sgt. Eddie Garcia, a Marine who was wounded during the Second Battle of Fallujah. “Six Days in Fallujah requires tactics and teamwork that are more like real combat than any other game I’ve played.”

Six Days introduces many new technologies that make combat more realistic:

Procedural Architecture re-shapes the inside and outside of every building each time the game is played. Just like the real battle, players never know what to expect.

Block-scale AI is a dramatic new approach to AI based on insurgent tactics from the battle. Unlike games in which AI is constrained to move in very small areas, AI enemies in Six Days can go anywhere on the battlefield, and they will stalk, flank, and ambush players while coordinating their attacks with each other and luring players into difficult situations.

Global Dynamic Lighting simulates real weather and lighting effects dynamically, so visibility shapes gameplay, especially as players move between blindingly bright outdoors and terrifyingly dark indoors. Realistic smoke, dust, and weather effects complicate visibility in unpredictable ways.

Tactical Indoor/Outdoor Sandbox. Players — and their AI enemies — are free to approach challenges from any direction in Six Days in Fallujah. Rather than breaching a house through a front door, for example, players might choose to climb to a rooftop, or cross rooftops on wooden planks, to attack from the top down.
In Early Access, Six Days in Fallujah will focus initially on the experiences of US Marine fireteams on the first day of the battle. As Early Access develops, players can also choose to play cooperatively as special operations or Iraqi soldiers fighting alongside coalition forces, and players will begin to encounter civilians as the battle progresses. Victura also plans to release additional co-operative missions, as well as story campaign missions recreating real stories from the Second Battle of Fallujah from the perspective of both coalition forces and Iraqi civilians.

The Second Battle of Fallujah began in November 2004 after Al Qaeda in Iraq seized control of the city of Fallujah. Six months later, Iraq’s prime minister ordered a military operation in which Iraqi soldiers fought alongside American and British forces to re-take the city. Within a few days it had become one of the world’s bloodiest battles in half a century.

Six Days in Fallujah began development 18 years ago, just months after the battle ended. Conceived by a Marine who was wounded during the battle, more than 100 Marines and Soldiers, along with more than two dozen Iraqis, have helped with its development. The game was canceled in 2009 by the game’s original publisher, Konami. Development restarted in 2017 when publisher, Victura, partnered with developer Highwire Games, a studio founded by many of the original Halo and Destiny leadership.

The PC version of Six Days in Fallujah will launch into Early Access on the Steam store on June 22, 2023 at a price of US$39.99. The full release of the game is expected to be available for both console and PC in 2024. More information about Six Days in Fallujah is available at www.sixdays.com.

sniper-elite-5Saboteur pack includes the TERA rifle, Grease Gun and a Liberator character skin

Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent video games developers and publishers, has today launched the Saboteur pack, the latest content drop for Sniper Elite 5’s Season Pass Two. Saboteur gives you access to the TERA rifle, Grease Gun and a Liberator character skin for Karl to complete the Resistance look. Additionally, Rebellion has also launched a new No Cross map called Rhine Crossing which is available now for free in multiplayer. The Saboteur Weapon and Skin Pack is now available on Steam.

You can see a new trailer showcasing the Saboteur content and the Rhine Crossing map HERE.

Available now, as part of Season Pass Two (priced £24.99/$29.99/€29.99), or as a separate purchase for £8.99/€9.99/$9.99, Saboteur includes the Type 1 TERA, which provides a rapid rate of fire with good accuracy thanks to its low levels of recoil. Featuring a folding stock for improved portability, the TERA is incredibly fast to equip and aim down the sight.

Players will also receive the Grease Gun, an SMG with great mobility that is very easy to control, even under sustained firing, thanks to its low rate of fire and recoil. Despite its low muzzle velocity, the stability and control on offer make it a solid choice for slightly longer ranged combat encounters.

Finally, the Liberator Skin celebrates the liberation of Paris. Karl can now sport a classic French Resistance appearance complete with signature armband.

The new Rhine Crossing No Cross is available now and is free to all players. Based on the battle of Remagen at the Ludendorff Bridge in Germany, the new map is set at night and the iconic towers on the collapsed bridge offer the highest vantage points on either side of the no cross zone. With diagonal sightlines across the corners of the map and cover offered by the remains of the bridge, players will have to be at their stealthy best and make use of the dark to prevail.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com.

sniper-elite-5Arm yourself with a brand-new rifle and haunt The Dam, a new No Cross map

Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent video games developers and publishers, has today launched Death From Above, the latest content pack for Sniper Elite 5’s Season Pass Two, and a free No Cross multiplayer map called The Dam. Death From Above delivers a brand new rifle in the shape of the Pedersen as well as a British Dazzle skin for all weapons, a British Bomber skin for Karl and an Air Auxiliary Skin for Monika.

You can see the new content in the latest Sniper Elite 5 trailer HERE.

The Pedersen rifle was proposed as part of a program to adopt a semi-automatic replacement to the M1903. It features no scope options but is arguably best-in-class for ironsight usage and is capable of firing fast, accurate shots at medium range, with great overall stability. Players will also receive the striking British Dazzle weapon skin for all weapons. This pays homage to the dazzle camouflage design used on British tanks during desert campaigns. Finally, both Karl and Monika receive new character skins. The British Bomber skin for Karl gives him a distinct aviator look while the Air Auxiliary skin for Monika reflects the uniforms worn by the women’s air-corps whose job was to transport new or repaired planes to active military airfields throughout the UK.

Developed in partnership with Flix Interactive, Death From Above is available as an individual purchase, priced at $9.99 or as part of Season Pass Two. The Season Pass also includes the previously released Rough Landing pack and two future content packs and is priced at $29.99.

Additionally, all players will receive a new No Cross multiplayer map called The Dam for free as part of the latest title update for Sniper Elite 5. This new map takes players to the remains of a dam that has been partly destroyed by the Allied bombing campaign. A river and broken bridges divide the two sides of the map with one side providing ample cover and sniping positions thanks to a tangle of pipework and industrial railings. Players on the opposite side can utilize the higher, more natural terrain to their advantage.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com.

insurgency-sandstorm“Operation: Accolade” celebrates player-created content in a stunning new setting!

New World Interactive and Focus Entertainment are excited to celebrate Insurgency: Sandstorm’s fourth birthday by paying tribute to our incredible community of players. Update 1.14, “Operation: Accolade,” is the fourth and final major content update in the Year 2 Pass, available for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Watch the “Operation: Accolade” Trailer HERE.

“Operation: Accolade” adds a new map, weapons, and character cosmetics, all as a free update. Premium DLC cosmetics are also now available for individual purchase, as well as for those who have purchased the game’s Year 2 Pass or Gold Edition.

Take up arms and prepare to fight under the glow of the golden hour in Last Light, a new map adapted from the fan-favorite submission to the Insurgency: Sandstorm mapping contest. New elements include the ability to enter and utilize building interiors, in addition to an entirely new marine yacht area, completing the luxurious coastal town atmosphere.

Engage in close-to-medium-quarters combat through the streets of a Monte Carlo-like setting with your new weapons: the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR) and the SG 552. The MDR for Security is an American bullpup modular rifle; the Swiss-manufactured SG 552 for Insurgents, meanwhile, is well known for its ease of use and versatility.

Visit the official Insurgency: Sandstorm website for more game information.

call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2The wait is over. Starting today, fans around the world can jump into the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Following the biggest beta in Call of Duty franchise history, the entertainment blockbuster ushers in a new era for the franchise with a host of new gameplay and technical innovations, in the most advanced Call of Duty experience ever. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II delivers a massive amount of content on day one, including an epic and thrilling single-player campaign, incredibly immersive multiplayer action, and a new Special Ops tactical cooperative experience for Call of Duty players. Together with the all-new, free-to-play Warzone 2.0 coming on November 16, it’s an unrivaled offering for Call of Duty fans everywhere.

Watch the release trailer HERE. Watch the new Accolades Trailer HERE.

Modern Warfare II follows 2019’s blockbuster Modern Warfare across a gripping story campaign. The new release continues to advance the series with deep multiplayer modes, maps, playlist and technical innovations. Additionally, an evolved Special Ops mode from Modern Warfare 2019, brings a two-player Special Ops experience allowing players to explore large-scale hot zones with a fellow teammate.

With amazing audio and visually stunning graphics, Modern Warfare II not only delivers an action-packed experience, but also raises the bar as the most state of the art Call of Duty experience ever. One unified game engine powers both Modern Warfare II and the new Warzone 2.0, delivering a seamless gameplay experience across both titles.

For more info visit the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II website.

sniper-elite-5Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent video games developers and publishers, has today released a free Survival Map for Sniper Elite 5, as well as the latest batch of Season Pass One content. Entitled ‘Amongst the Rubble’, the new Survival Map is available free to all players as part of the latest title update while the new Concealed Target pack, which features a new pistol as well as character and weapon skins, is available as part of Season Pass One or as an individual purchase.

You can watch a trailer for the new content HERE.

Playable in both solo and co-op ‘Amongst the Rubble’ takes you back to the once beautiful city of Saint Nazaire. Now ravaged by war, it’s down to you and your teammates to defend the Command Post as you fight a seemingly never-ending streams of Nazis in the smoke-filled streets and ruins.

The Concealed Target Weapon and Skin pack will take your stealth to the next level as you hunt down your enemies from the shadows. The pack includes:

• HS.22 pistol
• Pea Dot Camo weapon skin
• Ghillie Suit Elite character skin (Karl and Monika)

The authentic World War 2 Ghillie Suit Elite character skin (available for Karl and Monika) is designed to break up your visual silhouette allowing you to blend in with your surroundings for the ultimate stealthy approach. When paired with the Pea Dot Camo weapon skin it becomes particularly effective as you stalk your prey.

Meanwhile the covert HS.22 pistol features an integral suppressor which makes it practically silent. Firing .22 calibre rounds with almost no recoil, this sidearm is deadly and accurate.

Get the Concealed Target Weapon and Skin pack on Steam.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com.

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sniper-elite-5New mission and weapons pack launched on all platforms, Flooded Village multiplayer map available for free to all players now

Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent video games developer and publisher, has today launched new content for Sniper Elite 5 including the new Landing Force mission, D.L. Carbine rifle and PPSH submachine gun weapons pack and a free adversarial multiplayer map entitled Flooded Village. Available now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam and the Windows Store, the new Landing Force Mission and Weapon Pack forms the first content drop for Season Pass One and is also available to purchase separately. Meanwhile, the Flooded Village multiplayer map is playable now on all multiplayer modes, including No Cross, free of charge.

A new trailer showcasing the content in the Landing Force Mission and Weapon Pack, as well as Flooded Village, is available to watch now.

Developed by Rebellion in partnership with Flix Interactive, the brand-new Landing Force mission is inspired by the movie “The Guns of Navarone.” Set on an island off the coast of Southern France, the Nazis have installed a huge gun battery into the mountainside which is preventing the Allies from invading the South of France. Karl Fairburne is tasked with destroying these huge weapons under the cover of darkness before signaling the Allies that they are safe to begin Operation Dragoon. The island encourages the players to explore with a variety of different buildings, scenery and landscapes as well as ancient ruins, forts, walls and abandoned structures.

Also included in the pack you will receive the D.L. Carbine rifle and PPSH submachine gun. The D.L. Carbine is one of the quietest weapons ever created – making it the perfect addition to your Sniper Elite 5 arsenal as it can eliminate enemies at long range with minimal noise. Meanwhile, the PPSH is a bombastic submachine gun that can fire off rounds at an incredible rate, making it an ideal get-out-of-jail card for when things go wrong.

The Landing Force Mission and Weapon Pack is available now as part of Season Pass One costing $34.99 or as a standalone purchase for $14.99. There will be three further content drops in Season Pass One.

Free to all players, Flooded Village is a new multiplayer map that draws inspiration from images of Normandy during the events of D-Day as the Nazis opened locks and breached flood defenses in an effort to keep the Allied Forces at bay. Featuring great vantage points ideal for sniping as well as lowlands, flooded houses, a railway bridge and a causeway, Flooded Village offers a unique challenge for team-based and solo multiplayer. It is available now in all multiplayer modes, including No Cross, via the latest title update.

The P.1938 Suppressed Pistol, previously only available as pre-order content, is also now available to purchase for $3.99.

The critically acclaimed Sniper Elite 5 is the latest game in the award-winning franchise and is available now on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam and the Windows Store. Developed by Rebellion, Sniper Elite 5 offers an unparalleled tactical sniping experience as you fight your way across the most immersive maps ever featured in the series, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com.