Sony released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 4 today—a nice round number, 6.0. Such point-zero updates often mean big new changes for a platform, which is what fans were hoping for. This wishlist possibly even included name changes, because PSN users are nothing if not imaginative dreamers. Unfortunately,…
I have yet to make it through the entire three minute fan movie currently playing on loop in the northeastern part of Fortnite’s map without getting shot in the back, but that’s part of the fun. The game’s V5.30 patch hit earlier today, bringing new items and modes, as well as a working projector to Risky Reels, the…
The latest Fortnite update, patch v5.21, went live this morning adding a new limited time mode called Soaring 50s, the Heavy Sniper Rifle discovered previously by data miners, and a sniper only mode. Soaring 50s is the usual 50 vs. 50 mode but with the ability to re-deploy gliders.
For Honor’s seventh season went live today, including the addition of a new map and reworks to the Warden and Valkyrie classes. The update also adds new legendary gear, an additional 10 reputation levels, and Master and Grandmaster player ranks. Ranked duels will now be in rotation outside of tournaments as well.
Fortnite’s latest update has made the skill of building forts or any other structures less relevant to success, leaving some players to lament that the thing that makes Fortnite’s unique is slowly disappearing.
Yesterday, Enter the Gungeon finally received its long-awaited Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update, a free second major expansion that completely revitalizes the 2016 game. It feels like Dodge Rolls’ roguelike shoot’em up came out forever ago, but playing it again this week it feels completely new again.
Ghost Recon Wildlands’ next free update is out July 24. Special Operations 2 will include a Ghost Mode featuring permadeath, as well as an option to turn off AI companions and travel the world completely alone. Ubisoft is also overhauling the Prestige credit economy so they can be earned in the campaign.
Merciless martial arts brawler Absolver is getting a free expansion in September. The game’s developers announced today that it’ll include a new mode called Downfall, an additional combat style Faejin, more equipment, and a meta competition between players online whereby they can win prestige for their particular…
Fornite’s latest patch went live this morning, officially vaulting the Tactical Submachine Gun. It’s been replaced by a slightly higher damage, lower round SMG. Meanwhile, the Typewriter Assault Rifle is being added to Save the World mode.
A little over three months since release, Far Cry 5 finally has a photo mode. I had issues with the game, but its sprawling, coniferous forests and beautiful Montana sunsets were not among them. A photo mode feels like a no brainer. Unfortunately, the rest of this update serves more as a reminder of everything still…
Operation Para Bellum is now live on PC and console and brings with it a new patch which, among other things, has removed the ability to throw grenades back at enemies. In addition to new operators, this update also adds the Villa map, a mafia safe house on a country estate that looks absolutely lovely.
The Nintendo Switch eShop just got easier to use with the 5.1.0 firmware update. The Best Sellers page now lists 30 games instead of just 20 with an additional option for download-only games. It’s also now possible to click on developers’ names to find other games they’ve made. Now if only there was voice chat.
11 bit studios, maker of frigid survival sim Frostpunk, has laid out a road map for the game’s free 2018 updates. First up is the new Survivor mode planned to arrive in June, which increases the difficulty and adds more modifiers. That’ll be followed by a new story scenario and sandbox mode later in the year.
PUBG gets patched pretty frequently, but Bluehole isn’t always great about detailing all of the minute changes to the game. In an effort to be more transparent, the studio laid out examples of how the most recent update changes bullet sounds to help players more easily track where enemy fire comes from.
Gwent’s May balance patch is now live. As CD Projekt Red explained last month, this will be the Witcher-based card game’s last major update until its single-play campaign, “Thronebreaker,” comes out in the fall. It changes several cards and reworks the “swap” and “create” abilities. The full patch notes are here.
For Honor’s Season Six update is now live. It adds some new skins and weapons to collect as well as reworks to the Orochi and Peacekeeper classes. There’s also a new map, Beachhead, and more importantly, a new event called The Rite of Champions that runs until May 31.