Here Are The Vehicles You Can Use In Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale

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Here Are The Vehicles You Can Use In Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale

Vehicles aren’t usually something that come to mind when you think of Call of Duty outside of a few tank or drone sections. However, they’re a big part of the series’ take on battle royale, Blackout.  Here are the vehicles you’ll be able to use on the map in the upcoming beta and at launch.

In the days to come, we’ll have our impressions of what it’s like to use the vehicles in a match (as well as be victims of them) and strategies on how to use them, and whether or not we might expect more vehicles after the game’s release. Until then, you can read about how zombies are coming to Blackout and about how the player count for the game may change after release. Keep an eye out for our exclusive coverage of Blackout and the evolution of Call of Duty's zombies mode in the month to come.

Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Has Zombies

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Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Has Zombies

In one of several attempts to differentiate itself from the other battle royales out there, Black Ops puts its best, most rotting foot forward. As a whole, Blackout draws from Black Ops’ history, letting you play as characters from the franchise and having several locations and multiplayer maps from Black Ops turned into locations on the map (like fan-favorite Nuketown being turned into Nuketown Island). However, the most immediately noticeable detail is that Blackout features A.I.-controlled undead foes designed to introduce even more chaos into this hectic free-for-all.

If you’ve played any of the zombie modes in the previous Black Ops games, you probably have a wave-based defense game in mind. However, Blackout’s zombies, and how they fit into battle royale, are a bit different from the traditional mode. In the days to come, we’ll break down how the undead figure into Blackout, and how they can be both a pest and a boon to your efforts to be the best warrior on the battlefield.

For more on Blackout, check out what vehicles you can ride, the amount of players you’ll be squaring off against, and be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the month as we dissect our impressions of Call of Duty’s battle royale contender as well as the evolution of its Zombies mode.

This Is How Many Players Can Fight For Supremacy In Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode

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This Is How Many Players Can Fight For Supremacy In Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode

We recently had the chance to take a trip to Treyarch to be the world’s first people outside of the studio to play Call of Duty’s take on battle royale, Blackout. Before we got our hands on some controllers, co-studio head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar talked to us for more than an hour about the mode’s biggest points, explaining how it pays tribute to the Black Ops universe, how vehicles work, and the burning question that most people are curious about: just how many people are squaring off in a single Blackout match?

Report: Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

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Report: Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

Variety reports that Justice League Superman Henry Cavill will play monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher show.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders) is the executive producer and showrunner, and apart from Cavill, there is no other acting talent being reported for the project at this time.

Earlier this year Hissrich speculated that the show may air in 2020, but nothing has been officially announced.

Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

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Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

Executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as confirmed the casting of Henry Cavill as Geralt through her Twitter page.

He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family.

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Licensed Williams, Bally Tables Coming To Pinball FX3

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Licensed Williams, Bally Tables Coming To Pinball FX3

Zen Studios has carved out a lucrative niche in the video game space with its Pinball FX series. Over the course of a decade, the studio has released its own unique tables and also created new tables based on big names like Star Wars and Marvel. Today, Zen Studios announced that it has acquired the Williams and Bally licenses, giving it complete global access to their entire libraries – including well-known tables based on The Addam’s Family, The Twilight Zone, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. We have an exclusive look at the first four pack of tables, which includes Fish Tales, Junk Yard, Medieval Madness, and The Getaway: High Speed II. 

Players who are familiar with Zen’s other tables have become accustomed to the company’s fun and flashy take on pinball, with animated characters and modes that bend what would be possible with a real machine. Purists should know that the new tables aren’t going to be shoehorned into Pinball FX3’s existing format, even though they’ll be residing in a new tab within that game. Our most noticeable takeaway after spending an hour playing these new tables is that games can end in a hurry – which makes sense, considering that the whole point was to get people to keep playing (and spending quarters). That’s something that Zen wanted to respect.

Suda 51 Wants To Make No More Heroes 3 After Travis Strikes Again

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Suda 51 Wants To Make No More Heroes 3 After Travis Strikes Again

We ran into Suda 51, head of Grasshopper Manufacture and director of No More Heroes, Killer7, and more, at the Nintendo booth at PAX 2018 this year. The punk rock director was showing off his newest game, Travis Strikes Again, which recently got a release date of January 18, a date Suda told us was so that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can breathe without worrying about the devastating sales potential of his game on Smash Bros.

While we were talking, I asked Suda why Travis Strikes Again was not named No More Heroes 3, and he was keen to point out that Travis Strikes Again is a game in the No More Heroes universe, but not the next game in the series. The reason, Suda says, is that he wanted to work on a smaller game again.

"I wanted to make something like an indie game," he explained. "The kind of game where you look around the room and you can see everyone on the team at once. I wanted to make a game like that without too big of a team."

Hands-On With Torchlight Frontiers At PAX West 2018

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Hands-On With Torchlight Frontiers At PAX West 2018

Echtra Games is going back to one of the more revered action-RPG wells, Torchlight. Torchlight Frontiers is set to be a sort of MMO take on the classic franchise, featuring large town zones for players to mingle and smaller player counts in open zones - around 8 players can be around in the same open world areas. For dungeoning, group size is 4, so that there's no risk of the screen just becoming filled with units and actions that could be hard to follow.

Of note, Frontiers does away with leveling and traditional stats. There are no level ups, and core stats like vitality, intelligence, strength, dexterity - are gone. There's still plenty of progression aspects, but they are largely gear-based and streamlined (each zone has a recommended item level so you know where you stand going in) Players can also enhance and slot in various skills, both passive and active.

For my play session, I get to pick from one of two characters. There's the dusk mage, who sort of cycles back and forth through dark and light spells for powerful synergy, and the Forged, a robot-looking thing that uses a heat system. Obviously, I went with the robot.

Black Cat Debuts In New Spider-Man DLC Trailer

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Black Cat Debuts In New Spider-Man DLC Trailer

Spider-Man isn't out until Friday, but Insomniac is already giving us a sneak peek at the game's post-launch content. Come October 23, Black Cat will steal away the wall-crawler's attention. We don't know whether she's a threat or ally – she sometimes is both – but we do know she is a part of a new mission set in a museum. The trailer below also teases crazy subway action.

Black Cat's mission is called The Heist, which is the first chapter of Spider-Man's The City That Never Sleeps DLC campaign. The second chapter, Turf Wars, hits in November, and the final act, Silver Lining arrives in December. Each mission is $10, or you can get all three in a season pass for $25.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Getting 10 More Games Post-Launch

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Getting 10 More Games Post-Launch

At this point, we know of 14 games coming to The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, with more announcements on the way. Whatever games the collection ends up including at launch on November 13, however, won't be everything players get.

Nintendo Everything reports that at its PAX 2018 panel, SNK announced that 10 additional games will be headed to the collection as DLC. The company revealed five of those games, which are:

 The other five, along with the rest of the games in the collection, will be revealed at a later date.