We're Live Streaming Destiny 2 Very Soon

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We're Live Streaming Destiny 2 Very Soon

Destiny 2 isn't out until tomorrow, and we haven't posted our review yet, but the game is playable, so we intend to play it.

Join Ben Reeves and Leo Vader on a journey through the game's opening moments and whatever surprises pop up along the way. We'll be starting at 3 p.m. CT and go for as long as our attention is held. As mentioned previously mentioned, our review isn't online yet, but you can read why by heading here.

If you want to watch the stream on YouTube, click here.

Battlefield 1 In The Name Of The Tsar Update Brings New Content And Fixes

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Battlefield 1 In The Name Of The Tsar Update Brings New Content And Fixes

Battlefield 1's latest update adds a number of fixes, maps, guns, modes and more.

The In The Name of The Tsar DLC adds five new maps, the Supply Drop Game Mode which tasks players with protecting supply drops, the Brusilov Offensive and Red Tide operations, new factions, vehicles, guns, and everyone's favorite – game fixes. The patch notes are extensive, unsurprisingly, and cover everything from U.I. tweaks to gameplay tweaks like, "Bombers should no longer take multiple damage pings from a single bullet."

You can find the patch notes here. The DLC is available now to premium pass holders and will be available to everyone else in two weeks.

The Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to the computer, tablet, or mobile edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now read all kinds of new information on the hotly anticipated Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google Play, ZinioKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Where’s Our Destiny 2 Review?

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Where’s Our Destiny 2 Review?

Destiny 2 is rolling out to players as we speak, with some players already able to hop in and usher their Guardians through the fall of humanity’s last city. We’ve been following along with development for months now, and we’ve had several opportunities to play early versions, but we’re only now diving into the completed and balanced game, and it’s that version we’ll use to shape our final review. By our estimation, Destiny 2 is a very large game, so it may be several days until we’re ready to offer a score and evaluation. 

Of course, you can expect plenty of coverage of the big game's release in the intervening days. We’ll have some impressions of a near-final version of the game that you can read through shortly, as well as videos and other articles exploring our time with the game as the Game Informer team explores the game alongside the rest of the Destiny community. 

In the meantime, we’re eager to hear your impressions of Destiny 2. Feel free to offer comments below about your early impressions of Bungie’s big sequel. I’ll be back in several days to offer my own opinion. 

Destiny 2's Servers Are Now Online And Playable If You Have An Early Copy

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Destiny 2's Servers Are Now Online And Playable If You Have An Early Copy

The servers weren't supposed to be online until tonight, but if you were able to get your hands on a copy of Destiny 2, you can play it right now.

This does not mean your pre-ordered, pre-downloaded version of the game is suddenly playable, nor will you be able to buy the game at a store ahead of its official September 6 release date, but press (including our own Suriel Vazquez on PlayStation 4) and other folks who received advanced copies are playing now.

What this means for you, and why this is interesting, is because if you want to see the game in action, there are plenty of folks streaming the game online. We reached out to Activision/Blizzard for a comment on the surprise early access to the the game and will update this story if and when we receive a response.

October Cover Revealed – Middle-earth: Shadow Of War

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October Cover Revealed – Middle-earth: Shadow Of War

Monolith Productions has a long history in the gaming industry, but it’s a safe bet that the studio has never attempted a project more ambitious than Shadow of War. We knew that the sequel to Shadow of Mordor was a deep and involved game before we visited the studio, but after multiple days playing through the near-finished project, the full scope of the new Middle-earth game blew us away. We’ve come away with pages of impressions and explorations, including a look at the new Nazgûl boss fights, and pulled it all together into this month’s cover story. 

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sells More Than 10 Million Units

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sells More Than 10 Million Units

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to hit impressive numbers, with word that the Battle Royale-style game has sold more than 10 million units since its Steam Early Access release in March. And not only are people buying the game, but an awful lot of players are actually playing it, too.

A few weeks ago, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds topped Steam's current list of games ranked by player count. Its total of nearly 878,000 players put it at the top of the current list, above games including Dota 2 and Counter-Strike GO. That number has climbed even higher. While its new high of more than 970,000 doesn't edge it past the all-time concurrent-player count – an honor that was set by Dota 2 with 1,291,328 in March 2016 – it's inching closer. 

Bluehole held a PUBG Invitational at Gamescom, and the publisher says 92 players from 19 countries across the globe competed  in the game. Peak Twitch viewership reached 536,000 on the first day, and PandaTV (a Chinese competitor) saw 5.6 million peak viewers.

Lego Worlds Jumps The Shark In Switch-Edition Launch Trailer

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Lego Worlds Jumps The Shark In Switch-Edition Launch Trailer

Lego Worlds is out on Nintendo Switch today, and you can see how it looks in a new launch trailer. Zombies lose their heads, castle parties are crashed by marauding horses, and, yes, a minifig jumps a pair of titanic sharks while riding a shark. Of course!

If you're not familiar with Lego Worlds, it's an open-ended construction game based on the Lego toys. Warner's marketing department would probably bristle at the comparison, but think Minecraft, with both freeform and model-based building options. 

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