Fallout 76 Stress Test Begins This Weekend On Xbox One

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Fallout 76 Stress Test Begins This Weekend On Xbox One

If you preordered Fallout 76 (digitally or physically), are a part of Xbox Insider, and live in North America, you have a chance to play Fallout 76 this weekend. This surprise play session will help Bethesda prepare for the larger Break It Early Test Application beta, which hits at the end of October and runs up until the game's launch.

Bethesda says this stress test is not the beta, and progress made within it will not carry over to the final game. Even if you match all of the criteria above, not everyone will get into the test. Bethesda says "you may be selected."

You'll know you are in the test by going into the Xbox Insider App and looking under content for the "Fallout 76 Stress Test." If it's there, you're on your way to West Virginia.

New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

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New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

For Honor is launching its latest expansion, Marching Fire, on October 16. This coincides with a huge free update. Without buying the new expansion, For Honor players will have access to breach mode, revamped graphics, an updated user interface, and a new dialogue system. After an initial early access period, players without Marching Fire can also unlock the four new Wu Lin faction fighters with Steel, For Honor's in-game currency. They can also be invited to join in arcade mode by a friend who owns the expansion. 

According to Ubisoft, Marching Fire is For Honor's largest update since it launched in 2017. Marching Fire introduces several new elements to the game including its new faction. Joining knights, vikings, and samurais in the battle for domination are the Wu Lin heroes. In a direction shift for the game, these deadly warriors are traveling west from China and will all have detailed backstories to add to the game's lore. 

Breach mode, available to everyone who owns For Honor, is a 4v4 PvP mode that challenges teams to either attack or defend a fortress. The castle doors can be assaulted with a massive battering ram, siege weapons, and an army of minions, pikemen, and archers.

New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

about X hours ago from
New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

For Honor is launching its latest expansion, Marching Fire, on October 16. This coincides with a huge free update. Without buying the new expansion, For Honor players will have access to breach mode, revamped graphics, an updated user interface, and a new dialogue system. After an initial early access period, players without Marching Fire can also unlock the four new Wu Lin faction fighters with Steel, For Honor's in-game currency. They can also be invited to join in arcade mode by a friend who owns the expansion. 

According to Ubisoft, Marching Fire is For Honor's largest update since it launched in 2017. Marching Fire introduces several new elements to the game including its new faction. Joining knights, vikings, and samurais in the battle for domination are the Wu Lin heroes. In a direction shift for the game, these deadly warriors are traveling west from China and will all have detailed backstories to add to the game's lore. 

Breach mode, available to everyone who owns For Honor, is a 4v4 PvP mode that challenges teams to either attack or defend a fortress. The castle doors can be assaulted with a massive battering ram, siege weapons, and an army of minions, pikemen, and archers.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

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Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

Pokémon continues to roll out multiple new expansions to its Trading Card Game every year. With the latest, Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder, on the horizon, fans are naturally eager to learn about the new cards.

In advance of the new expansion's release, I got a sneak peek at seven new cards coming to Pokémon TCG. These cards range from a standard evolved monster to Trainer cards, but the headliners are certainly the beautiful Pokémon-GX cards. Check out the cards below. 

The new expansion claims to fuse "the new with the traditional." When Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder launches, it will bring with it more than 210 new cards, making it the most robust expansion of the year so far. The expansion also features seven Prism Star cards for Pokémon like Ditto and Celebi, and 13 Pokémon-GX cards for creatures like Lugia and Zeraora. Four Ultra Beasts will also be featured in the expansion, and players can collect more than 20 trainer cards.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

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Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

Pokémon continues to roll out multiple new expansions to its Trading Card Game every year. With the latest, Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder, on the horizon, fans are naturally eager to learn about the new cards.

In advance of the new expansion's release, I got a sneak peek at seven new cards coming to Pokémon TCG. These cards range from a standard evolved monster to Trainer cards, but the headliners are certainly the beautiful Pokémon-GX cards. Check out the cards below. 

The new expansion claims to fuse "the new with the traditional." When Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder launches, it will bring with it more than 210 new cards, making it the most robust expansion of the year so far. The expansion also features seven Prism Star cards for Pokémon like Ditto and Celebi, and 13 Pokémon-GX cards for creatures like Lugia and Zeraora. Four Ultra Beasts will also be featured in the expansion, and players can collect more than 20 trainer cards.

Two Million Players Raced Through Forza Horizon 4 In The First Week

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Two Million Players Raced Through Forza Horizon 4 In The First Week

This morning, Playground Games studio director Gavin Raeburn published a post on Xbox Wire celebrating the serious traction Forza Horizon 4 has gained. Two million players are already racing around virtual Britain.

The post announced that Forza Horizon 4 is now the “highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation" and maintains the series’ lead as “best-selling racing franchise of this console generation.” Other stats from the post include 4.6 million hours of gameplay watched over Mixer, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as of October 9; as well as 822.7 million miles logged, 74.4 million cars owned, and over 377.7 million roads discovered.

In addition to the numbers, an Inside Xbox interview with Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton in September revealed that fans will have the highly-requested Route Creator feature to look forward to on October 25.

Two Million Players Raced Through Forza Horizon 4 In The First Week

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Two Million Players Raced Through Forza Horizon 4 In The First Week

This morning, Playground Games studio director Gavin Raeburn published a post on Xbox Wire celebrating the serious traction Forza Horizon 4 has gained. Two million players are already racing around virtual Britain.

The post announced that Forza Horizon 4 is now the “highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation" and maintains the series’ lead as “best-selling racing franchise of this console generation.” Other stats from the post include 4.6 million hours of gameplay watched over Mixer, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as of October 9; as well as 822.7 million miles logged, 74.4 million cars owned, and over 377.7 million roads discovered.

In addition to the numbers, an Inside Xbox interview with Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton in September revealed that fans will have the highly-requested Route Creator feature to look forward to on October 25.

Cargo Runs Sail Their Way Into Sea Of Thieves

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Cargo Runs Sail Their Way Into Sea Of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is in the process of fleshing out its gameplay experience, which is welcome news for the pirate game, since its launch was cited as relatively shallow by many players. The Forsaken Shores expansion has been rolling out new content, and today sees the arrival of a brand new mission type: Cargo Runs.

Cargo Runs help you gain reputation with the Merchant Alliance. By taking on a Cargo Run, you head to an Outpost or Seapost to pick up your cargo, and there you’ll get info on where to deliver it. This new mission type is distinct from previous (and similar) styles of missions because you’re provided with the items to transport without having to scavenge for them, and these Cargo Runs can be tackled alongside other active voyages, allowing you to stack objectives.

Cargo Runs are available in-game as of today.

Cargo Runs Sail Their Way Into Sea Of Thieves

about X hours ago from
Cargo Runs Sail Their Way Into Sea Of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is in the process of fleshing out its gameplay experience, which is welcome news for the pirate game, since its launch was cited as relatively shallow by many players. The Forsaken Shores expansion has been rolling out new content, and today sees the arrival of a brand new mission type: Cargo Runs.

Cargo Runs help you gain reputation with the Merchant Alliance. By taking on a Cargo Run, you head to an Outpost or Seapost to pick up your cargo, and there you’ll get info on where to deliver it. This new mission type is distinct from previous (and similar) styles of missions because you’re provided with the items to transport without having to scavenge for them, and these Cargo Runs can be tackled alongside other active voyages, allowing you to stack objectives.

Cargo Runs are available in-game as of today.

Overwatch League's Second Season Begins In 2019

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Overwatch League's Second Season Begins In 2019

The second season of Overwatch League begins on February 14, 2019. While many of you may have Valentine's Day obligations then, the second season brings a number of interesting developments you may want to sneak off to check out. The biggest is the addition of eight new teams, which brings the league's total up to twenty eight. Half of these teams – Paris, Washington D.C, Atlanta, and Toronto – fall into the Atlantic Division, and the other half – Vancouver, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou – enter the Pacific Division.

Each team will play 28 matches in Los Angeles' Blizzard Arena over four five-week stages. Overwatch League is adopting a seeded play off bracket for the stage finals. The division winners advance, as do the next four teams with the best records. Division winners take the number one and two seeds.

The post season uses a similar format, but adds two additional teams which are selected from a play-in tournament at the end of Stage 4 that sees the seventh through twelfth place teams in lose-or-go-home battles.