Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is off to a rousing start, and players who have jumped in already can get a leg up this weekend. Treyarch announced another patch, and alongside it comes the first Double XP weekend. Not to be outdone, the Zombies mode features Double Nebulium Plasma as well.
This comes alongside a substantial update to the game, with several fixes and improvements across each of its three modes. The studio specifically noted that it will include stability fixes for the Zombies mode. This comes shortly after another stability patch, so Treyarch isn’t resting on its laurels. The 2XP and Plasma is the headliner though, giving early adopters a chance to speed ahead and make some major progress quickly.
Black Ops 4 is the first game in the series to drop the bombastic single-player story campaign, instead focusing its efforts on three separate multiplayer modes: traditional competitive multiplayer, the popular Zombies mode, and the new battle royale Blackout. It does carry some story that ties into the Black Ops fiction, in the form of single-player missions following each of the multiplayer mode’s specialists.
With the weekly reset comes another Ascendant Challenge in Destiny 2: Forsaken. However, it appears that we’ve now seen every different version of this activity included in Forsaken, as we’re back to the original Week 1 version of the event. Here’s where to go and what to do.
As always, the Ascendant Challenge starts out with acquiring the corresponding bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City. You’ll also need a Tincture of Queensfoil, a consumable item you can earn by taking part in certain activities in the Dreaming City (or you can outright buy one). Once you have both the bounty and a Tincture, you’ll head to a Lost Sector, Aphelion’s Rest, which is located in The Strand, just beneath the area where Petra is sometimes found. Using a Tincture will grant you a buff, Ascendance, that allows you to see a Taken portal. This one is located partway through the Lost Sector, atop a hill–it’s hard to miss if you’ve used your Tincture.
Season 3 of Netflix’s Daredevil has released, and viewers have noticed the series is using songs from the soundtracks from a few popular video games. The series recap, for example, uses Mass Effect 3′s Leaving Earth. Episode 2 includes an Easter egg that’s a bit closer to home–music from Insomniac’s Spider-Man, a game that’s about another Marvel superhero who operates in the same city as Daredevil.
In Marvel comics, each district of New York City is defended by a different hero–a pattern that the Marvel Cinematic Universe copies. Spider-Man defends Queens, for example, while Luke Cage looks over Harlem, and Daredevil primarily operates in Hell’s Kitchen. These heroes do cross into each other’s jurisdictions from time to time, and even team up–like in Netflix’s The Defenders–when their combined strength is needed to protect New York City.
In the comics, Daredevil and Spider-Man have regularly teamed up–the former has even helped out the latter with legal issues more than once–so including Spider-Man’s soundtrack in Daredevil is a nice little nod to the two heroes’ relationship. Although both Spider-Man and Daredevil are a part of the MCU, Peter Parker and Matt Murdock have not met each other on screen yet.
Monster Hunter World players on PS4 have already had an opportunity to craft an exclusive set of Watcher Palico gear inspired by Horizon Zero Dawn, and now they’ll have a chance to dress like Horizon protagonist Aloy herself. The second part of Monster Hunter World’s Horizon crossover event is now live, and as before, you’ll only have a limited time to complete it.
From now until March 15, players can embark on a new Event Quest called The Proving. This six-star mission requires a Hunter Rank of 11 or higher to accept, and it takes place in the Ancient Forest. The objective of the quest appears to be fairly straightforward–hunt an Anjanath–but this particular monster is much larger than the ones players have encountered in the game so far.
“Many captivating machines appear in Horizon Zero Dawn, but the one that made the biggest impression on the Monster Hunter: World development team was the Thunderjaw,” Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto explained on the PlayStation Blog. “Anjanath has a very similar skeletal structure to the Thunderjaw, so we felt it was the best fit to be the main adversary in the quest, but not just any Anjanath would do. This Anjanath is at a scale that many players will have never before encountered, and your typical attacks may not reach its height.”
Season 3 of Fortnite’s free-to-play Battle Royale mode is underway, and developer Epic has kicked off the first limited-time mode of the season. Right now, players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One can participate in the Solid Gold event, which will only be around in the game for the next few days.
The Solid Gold mode is only available to play with Squads, with the theme of this particular event being Legendary weapons. For the duration of the mode, every weapon that players find in chests or around the map will be of the Legendary variety. Among those are the Rocket Launcher, Sniper Rifle, Minigun, and the recently introduced Hand Cannon.
Over the years, Far Cry has evolved from a punishing battle for survival into a playground of explosions, huge guns, and over-the-top villains. With Far Cry 5, that pattern appears to continue: we’ve already seen Boomer the dog and other outrageous characters, and now an even more ridiculous sidekick has been revealed.
Cheeseburger is the name of a grizzly bear who you can hire to go around and kill enemies for you. He’s incredibly powerful, capable of killing bad guys with ease, and unlike other guns for hire he’s also able to take quite a beating himself. Take a look at some footage of Cheeseburger in action above.
Far Cry 5′s silliness will continue in its DLC, which contains add-on packs that will see you face zombies and Martian arachnids. It’s not long now until the game launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC–after a delay, its release date was confirmed as March 27.
Ubisoft recently revealed Far Cry 5′s PC specs, detailing the minimum and recommended requirements, as well as what hardware you’ll need to run the game at 4K. You can also grab the game for free right now if you buy one of a range of AMD graphics cards.
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