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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta This Week

    star wars battlefront 2 betaStar Wars Battlefront 2 is having an open beta event in anticipation of the game launch next month. The beta is taking place later this week and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

    If you pre-ordered Battlefront 2, you'll be able to jump in on October 4. If you haven't pre-ordered, you'll be able to play the beta starting from October 6. The beta will be live until October 9.

    As well as revealing the beta start dates, EA has explained which maps and modes will be in the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2.

    There will be four game modes available in the beta. This includes Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, Strike, and Arcade.

    In Starfighter Assault, players will be able to play in a 24 player two-sided affair in space. In Galactic Assault, players will play a 10v10 battle mode on Naboo. Players will be able to play as both the separatist droids and the clone troopers from the prequel movies.

    Strike is a smaller class-based mode that focuses on infantry instead of vehicles and heroes. The Strike map for the beta is Takodana.

    Finally, Arcade mode is an offline option that supports split-screen play.

    Are you interested in the new Star Wars Battlefront 2? The game is set to launch on November 17. In other news, the original Star Wars Battlefront II, the one that launched in 2005, recently had its servers restored for PC players.

  • NBA 2K18 Prelude Demo Available for Free

    nba 2k18 prelude demoIf you're not getting excited for NBA 2K18 yet, the new Prelude demo might get you interested.

    The Prelude demo is available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners and will give players a chance to try out NBA 2K18 for free in anticipation of the game's impending release.

    With Prelude, players get to dip their feet in the new MyCareer mode. Players will also be given the opportunity to test out the Neighborhoods mode.

    In Neighborhoods, players are given access to an online social space where they can interact with other players, challenge others to games, and play various activities, some of which can improve their player's stats.

    Interestingly, the developers are letting players keep hold of the progress they make during the Prelude demo. If you improve your character's stats, change your character's appearance, or make any other progress, it'll stay with your account when you purchase and play the full game.

    NBA 2K18 is set to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 19. However, those who have preordered the game are given the opportunity to play the game four days earlier on September 15.

    Are you interested in NBA 2K18 and the new MyCareer and MyPark changes? If you're on the fence, we'd suggest giving the Prelude demo a download. It's free to download and play and will be available up until NBA 2K18 launches later this month.

  • New Battlefield 1 Specialization System Coming

    battlefield 1 specialization systemThe Specialization system in Battlefield 1 is soon to get a complete rework and it'll completely change the balancing of the game, hopefully for the better.

    Specializations have been in Battlefield since the very beginning, but surprisingly they never made it into Battlefield 1. Well, with an upcoming update, they'll finally make their way into Battlefield 1.

    Players will be able to pick up to three perks at once, from a collection of 15 different perks.

    The new perk and specialization system will first make its way to the PC public test environment for the community and developer testing. It may then take some time for any issues to be ironed out before it's pushed to all live servers on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

    To begin with, Battlefield 1 will give players the three same specializations to play with. This may change in the future, but for now, players will have decreased damage from explosives, reduced suppression, and quicker heal regeneration. Players will then need to play more and complete Service Assignments to unlock the rest of the 15 specializations.

    If you are on the PC and would like to take part in the community test so that you can try out the specializations early, you'll need to go to the Battlefield 1 website and sign up. It should be noted that once you've signed up, you'll only be able to play on specific community tests servers when playing the community test version. You won't have access to these specializations on the standard servers.

  • Play the COD WW2 Beta For These Live Game Bonuses

    COD WW2 BetaIf you play the COD WW2 beta, you'll get access to a number of bonuses when the game finally gets a release.

    Learn about the different bonuses you'll get for the live game when you participate in the COD WW2 beta below.

    For those unaware, the private beta for COD WW2 will be going live this month. You'll need to pre-order Call of Duty World War 2 to get access to the beta. Once you've pre-ordered it, you'll be guaranteed access.

    The PS4 beta will start on August 25 and will end on August 28. The beta for the Xbox One and the PC will take part on September 1 and will end on September 4.

    If you have pre-ordered Call of Duty WW2 and you take part in the beta, you'll get access to the unique MP Private Beta Combat Pack.

    This Private Beta Combat Pack includes a helmet, a calling card and a unique emblem that you can use to showcase your loyalty.

    If you pre-order the game but don't take part in the upcoming beta, you'll still be given the Nazi Zombie Camo, which can be used exclusively in the Nazi Zombies Mode. You'll also get given 500 COD points for spending on items in-game. The Nazi Zombie Camo will give your gun an animated electricity effect.

    Call of Duty World War 2 will be launching later this year on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    Will you be playing Call of Duty World War 2 on launch day?

  • Destiny 2 Open Beta Extended

    destiny 2 open betaWe've got some great news for anybody enjoying the Destiny 2 Open Beta. The end time for the beta has been pushed further into the future, which means players have more time to play.

    Bungie still has more service testing to complete so that things are ready for release later this year. As a result, the Destiny 2 open beta has been extended until July 25. On July 25, the beta will end at around 6 PM.

    The open beta for Destiny 2 originally started on July 21. It included some content from the main campaign, as well as some PVP content from the Crucible.

    The campaign content included the first campaign mission, Homecoming. Crucible content includes the Countdown attack/defend mode on Endless Vale, which is a new Crucible map.

    On top of the solo-focused campaign and the PVP content, the open beta for Destiny 2 also includes a co-op focused Strike mission. The Strike available on the Destiny 2 beta is called The Inverted Spire and it has a focus on firefights against the Vex.

    In The Inverted Spire, players must invade a Vex stronghold. It must be played with at least two people. If you don't have anybody to play it with, you can use the new in-game matchmaking features to find a player to partner up with.

    Are you looking forward to Destiny 2? The game will release on September 6 for Xbox One and PS4, and October 24 for PC.

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Beta Signups Open

    dissidia final fantasy nt betaDissidia Final Fantasy NT is a video game that'll take the Final Fantasy franchise into new territory. It's a fighting game at heart, but it borrows some elements that you'd only recognize from past Final Fantasy games.

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is set to officially launch on the PlayStation 4 next year. So far, the exact release date hasn't been confirmed. We do, however, now know that a beta is coming for the game that'll give players the chance to play Dissidia Final Fantasy NT early.

    The signups for the closed beta are now live - you'll need to go to Square Enix's website to register your interest.

    Square Enix hasn't yet confirmed the starting dates for the closed beta, either. We'd expect it to come sometime this year, though. We're not sure whether pre-ordering Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will give you instant access to the closed beta, but for now, it looks as if it'll only be limited to randomly selected people that sign up to the closed beta via Square Enix's website.

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT isn't the only game that has featured Square Enix's fighting game format - we've seen two Dissidia games for the PSP in the past. The new Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be the first time we've seen the concept being taken to console.

    We're expecting Dissidia Final Fantasy NT to arrive in early 2018. We'll provide more details about it when we know more.

  • Huge Destiny 2 Beta Preload File Goes Live

    Destiny 2 Beta PreloadPreviously, a small preload file for the Destiny 2 beta was put up online. The preload file was only 400MB in size, however, which lead many people to speculate that a bigger patch was coming closer to the beta start date.

    This has proven to be true today as a brand new patch for the Destiny 2 beta preload client has gone live. The new update is 12.6GB in size, making the total file size for the Destiny 2 beta client 13GB.

    This information is based on the beta client on the PlayStation 4 - file size may vary slightly on other platforms.

    If you've already pre-purchased Destiny 2, you'll now be able to jump into the action. Get the download started because the Destiny 2 beta will continue until July 23rd.

    The beta originally started on the PlayStation 4 on July 18. The Xbox One beta started on July 19.

    The PC beta for Destiny 2 will not go live until August. Currently, the exact Destiny 2 PC beta date hasn't been locked in.

    For those interested in the beta, you'll be happy to know that the first story mission, Homecoming, will be available to all players on Xbox and PS4 until July 23. If you have PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold, you will also get access to a PVE-based Strike mode and the PVP Crucible game mode.

    Destiny 2 will officially launch on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017. The PC version of Destiny 2 will get a launch on the Battle.net client on October 24, 2017.

  • E3: Destiny 2 Beta and PC Release Dates Announced

    destiny 2 beta dateThanks to Bungie's appearance at E3, we now have a confirmation on the upcoming beta and the release date for the PC version of Destiny 2.

    It has been confirmed that both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will have a beta for Destiny 2. The PlayStation 4 beta will start on July 18, while the Xbox One beta will start on July 19. A PC beta is also planned for sometime in August.

    Both platforms will have their beta end on July 23.

    July 18 is a Tuesday and July 23 is a Sunday, so PS4 players will have almost an entire week to test out Destiny 2 in the beta. It should be noted that the beta is exclusively for those that pre-order Destiny 2.

    In line with the good news about the beta, it's been confirmed that the Destiny 2 release date for consoles has been pushed forward to September 6. Previously the release date was September 8.

    The PC release date has also been confirmed - it is now set to launch on October 24.

    Earlier in the year, Destiny 2 was unveiled at a special event by Bungie - we already know quite a bit about the game. There's no doubt that fans of the Destiny franchise are getting quite excited right now.

    Are you going to be picking up Destiny 2? If so, what platform will be your first choice for the upcoming game from Bungie?

  • Call of Duty WW2 Multiplayer Detailed

    call of duty ww2 multiplayerDetails for the multiplayer in the new Call of Duty WW2 have been spilled at this year's E3. We now have a gameplay trailer for the multiplayer aspect of WW2, and a confirmation on the date for the PS4 multiplayer beta.

    Firstly, the new multiplayer reveal trailer for Call of Duty WW2 has now gone live. The trailer features a number of noteworthy shots. Some of the environments players can expect to play in are seen. Locations include Normandy in France; the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, and Aachen in Germany.

    Some gameplay footage was also shown. Straight off the bat, it's clear that this is a Call of Duty game - but it certainly feels more in-line with the earlier Call of Duty titles. Those that played Call of Duty World at War will feel at home with Call of Duty WW2, that's for sure.

    While the game has a more gritty, realistic approach, it'll still have a number of trademark Call of Duty features, including a Zombies mode.

    In other news, the Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer beta now has a date. The multiplayer beta will begin on PlayStation 4 on August 25. We're not yet sure how long the beta will last, and we're not sure if there will be an Xbox One or PC beta. It is clear, however, that the beta is currently exclusive to those that preorder Call of Duty WW2 on the PS4.

    Are you looking forward to Call of Duty WW2? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

  • New Copilot Controller Mode Comes to Xbox One

    copilot controller mode xbox one insiderA brand new Xbox One Insider update showcases some of the new upcoming features we can expect for the Xbox One, including a brand new Copilot controller mode.

    The new Copilot controller mode will allow players to assign two controllers to a single control input. This opens up the opportunity for better accessibility for those with disabilities or better support for parent-child gameplay.

    Here's an example of the Copilot controller mode in action: A parent can switch on copilot mode while watching their child play the new Yooka Laylee game. The parent can spectate, but when the child comes across a part they're finding too difficult, the parent can jump in to help with their own controller. Both the parent's controller and the child's controller will be able to control the characters in Yooka Laylee.

    Alternatively, if a user has a disability that makes it difficult for them to access all of the buttons on a single controller at once, they now have the option to split the controls across to controller, giving them more accessibility.

    This new feature is still in the 'beta' phase in the Insider version of the Xbox One dashboard, but it should be pushed out to the live Xbox One dashboard soon. So far, the feature seems to be working as it's intended. We think this is a great new feature that should bring new opportunities for everybody to the living room.

    What do you think of the new copilot controller mode?

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