Division 2's Fifth Update Reveals New Exotics, Flashlights, And More

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Division 2's Fifth Update Reveals New Exotics, Flashlights, And More

Division 2's fifth update patch notes were unveiled yesterday, bringing a few changes to the game's on-going structure. Kicking off the update come two new main missions, Manning National Zoo and Camp White Oak, pitting agents against two enemy groups. The missions task you with eliminating Emeline Shaw and the Outcast who have holed up in Manning National Zoo,  and the Black Tusks and their leader in the woodland outskirts of D.C. 

Two new exotics have been added, the Diamondback Exotic Rifle and the BTSU Exotic Gloves. Exotics can now be dropped by Heroic Bosses as well. Two other weapons were added, the assault rifle Carbine 7 and a light machine gun, the Stoner LMG. 

The Washington National Airport raid received the Story difficulty, which is the easiest difficulty the game has to offer. Expeditions have been implemented as well; according to the patch notes, expeditions are "Expeditions are free events that bring players to unexplored locations around D.C. to discover new narrative and gameplay opportunities." They offer new collectables, boss mechanics, and more. 

The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you're a digital subscriber to our magazine, you can now learn new details about Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsersiPad/iPhone and Android devices to subscribers. Individual issue will be available for purchase later today. 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 PlayKindle, and Nook.

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Limited Time Fort Truth Event Now Live In Rainbow Six Siege

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Limited Time Fort Truth Event Now Live In Rainbow Six Siege

From today until July 16, players can get in on the new limited-time event: Showdown. With a new 3v3 map, Fort Truth, players can choose to fight as The Law or The Graveltop Gang. In order to win, teams need to secure the area and the gold. Each round is going to be a fast-paced 90-second shootout.

Which side are you on, The Law, or The Lawbreakers? Face off on the new 3v3 map, Fort Truth, in the Rainbow Six Siege event: Showdown! Play this limited-time in-game event from July 2 - 16. pic.twitter.com/91bChBa9fx

Players can get a free Showdown Collection Pack just for logging in and a unique BOSG.12.2 weapon skin for completing a Ubisoft Club Challenge. For more on Rainbow Six Siege, check out what they brought to E3 2019.

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed To 2020

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Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed To 2020

Cuphead continues to get more content by way of free updates, but fans were eagerly anticipating the launch of The Delicious Last Course, premium DLC that was announced last year for a 2019 release. However, developer Studio MDHR took to the Xbox Wire today to provide an update to fans, with one piece of information letting players know they'll need to wait just a bit longer than expected to dive into the new content.

"Our highest priority is making sure this new adventure meets the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for," co-director Chad Moldenhauer said in the Xbox Wire blog post. "We want to be absolutely certain that this next adventure feels at home in the world of Cuphead and is full of moments that surprise and delight players. Furthermore, the development of the original game taught us a great deal about the importance of making things in a way that's healthy and sustainable for the team."

The Delicious Last Course DLC is set to deliver new weapons, charms, and bosses on a new isle, as well as a completely new playable character, Ms. Chalice. This additional character has a distinct play style with unique abilities like a double jump, and will be playable across every isle in the game, giving players reason to revisit boss battles from the base game.

Send Us Your Super Mario Maker 2 Levels So We Can Beat/Rage Quit Them

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Send Us Your Super Mario Maker 2 Levels So We Can Beat/Rage Quit Them

We had a lot of fun live streaming Super Mario Maker 2 last week (see the embedded tweet below), but there was something missing that we're hoping to correct in a follow-up stream. During that stream, we played the pre-release version of the game which had special dedicated servers for reviewers, and as a result, we couldn't play levels from the community.

We decided to listen to some trap remixes of iconic Mario themes during our recent Super Mario Maker 2 live stream. https://t.co/3qZOEV2bc8 pic.twitter.com/2J3AZ3wX9q

We'll be streaming the game again on Monday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. CT, and this time we want to play your levels! Leave us your level codes in the comments below, and if it's a level better-suited to co-op, let us know and we will try to download it in advance.

Punk Rock Band Refused Bringing Cyberpunk 2077 Band To Life

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Punk Rock Band Refused Bringing Cyberpunk 2077 Band To Life

Swedish punk rock group Refused is writing, recording, and producing an EP of the "greatest hits" of Cyberpunk in-game band Samurai. Samurai is a popular chrome rock group in the Cyberpunk universe that features Johnny Silverhand, who ia now-famously depicted by actor Keanu Reeves, as lead vocalist.

The EP, which is being created in collaboration with CD Projekt Red's music and composer team, features tracks inspired by the original source material, as well as new ones created by the band exclusively for the Cyberpunk 2077 game. You can listen to the first single off the EP, titled "Chippin' In," above. The song was referenced in the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game, with lyrics even appearing on the front cover of the Second Edition release of the game in 1991.

Refused itself has released four full-length albums, as well as multiple EPs, over the course of its existence, which began in 1991. Vocalist Dennis Lyxzén is excited about bringing the music of Samurai to life. "Like us, Samurai is a group of rebels, albeit in a different time and place," he said in a press release. "Working together with CD Projekt Red, writing music and song lyrics for Cyberpunk’s chrome rock icon was fun, but also very different in the creative sense. It was an unexpected challenge that turned out to be right up our alley and really got us going. The songs turned out great and the game looks insane."

August Cover Revealed – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

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August Cover Revealed – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

If Capcom’s goal for Monster Hunter: World was to bring the niche title to the mainstream, they absolutely succeeded. That game managed to please longtime hunters while also acting as an emissary to players who’d always been curious about the series but couldn’t get past some of its more peculiar elements. With more than 12 million copies sold, it’s now become Capcom’s best-selling game. Where do they go from there? How about someplace cold?

While the game has had a variety of updates and extra content added since release, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the game’s first major expansion. What does it add? How about an all-new region to explore, with new monsters to hunt (as well as some returning favorites). We got to spend extensive time with the game during our studio visit, and we’ve got loads of info to share, including details on our hunt with the Iceborne’s flagship elder dragon, Velkhana. 

There’s a lot to dig into, and a lot of info packed into our 12-page cover story. Even if you’ve been keeping up with the expansion’s dev diaries and played the demo, you’ll find plenty of exclusive info and impressions in the August issue of Game Informer. Also, you can watch our trailer below teasing our month of online coverage coming to gameinformer.com/iceborne.

Spider-Man Gets Two Free Suits To Mark Far From Home's Release

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Spider-Man Gets Two Free Suits To Mark Far From Home's Release

Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters today, so what better time to fire up Insomniac's PS4 game? If the timing isn't enough to get you back into the swing of things, would a wardrobe upgrade change your mind?

Insomniac has added a pair of new suits to the game, and better yet, they're available at no cost. After updating your game to version 1.16, they're yours! Well, you have to build the Advanced Suit early on. But after that... they're yours!

 For more on Spider-Man, check out our hub page on the game, which is filled with behind-the-scenes details on its development and a ton of exclusive video features.

PlayStation Plus Invites You To Look Through An Android's Eyes With Detroit: Become Human

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PlayStation Plus Invites You To Look Through An Android's Eyes With Detroit: Become Human

Detroit Become: Human proved to be one of 2018's more divisive games. While some praised its ambitious storytelling, others found the way it handled its themes about technology, classism, and racism to be underwhelming. If you haven't played the game yourself yet, PlayStation Plus has made it one of this month's offerings so subscribers can find out on which side of the fence they fall.

Interestingly enough, Pro Evolution 2019 was supposed to be the original offering for this month, but Sony replaced it at the last minute with Detroit for unspecified reasons:

 For more on Detroit: Become Human, read our review here.

Publisher Behind Horror Game Devotion Has Had Its Business License Revoked In China

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Publisher Behind Horror Game Devotion Has Had Its Business License Revoked In China

Some months back, Taiwanese horror game Devotion briefly came out on Steam before quickly being pulled from sale. While the developers said this only because they wanted to fix some glitches, it was assumed that Red Candle Games did so to remove a poster that made fun of Chinese president Xi Jinping, relating him to Winnie the Pooh and calling him a moron. The game, which was taken down at the end of February, never came back on sale and the developers have not publicly commented on Devotion since.

At the time, the game's publishers Indievent and Winking Entertainment abandoned the title and terminated their contracts for console versions of Devotion. Today, the Chinese government revoked Indievent's business license within the country.

While China did not explicitly say their reasoning for this was because of Devotion, they did not give reasoning at all beyond saying that Indievent violated "relevant laws," according to Another Indie founder Iain Garner via PCGamesN. The government would have a similar amount of leverage over Winking Entertainment, should they choose to exercise it.