Call Of Duty Season 6: Haunting Of Verdansk Event Gives Us Vampire Bats, Plus More Warzone Changes

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Call Of Duty Season 6: Haunting Of Verdansk Event Gives Us Vampire Bats, Plus More Warzone Changes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone's season 6 arrives on September 29 and brings with it a ton of new features to enjoy as well as the upcoming Haunting of Verdansk event. Even better? The Halloween event gives us vampire bats, what more do we need? 

A new way to fast travel arrives with season 6 thanks to the in-game Metro in addition to new operators, new maps, and the haunting new mid-season event with The Haunting of Verdansk. Who needs attack ravens when you can have vampire bats instead? The Haunting of Verdansk offers a new kind of flying fiend in addition to other cosmetic rewards in-line with the event itself. 

The Haunting of Verdansk arrives on October 20 and will run until November 3. We don't know much about the Halloween event other than the bats and that rewards are on the way, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of other features players to look forward to. 

Netflix's The Witcher Recasts Eskel

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Netflix's The Witcher Recasts Eskel

A small hiccup caused the need for an Eskel re-cast, but the team was ready to get it handled! No worries, The Witcher fans, season two is back on track. 

Previously, The Way to Mandalay's Thue Ersted Rasmussen was set to play the role of Eskel in Netflix's The Witcher season two. Unfortunately, there was a scheduling conflict due to complications related to COVID-19, which has caused the crew to rethink who should bring this character to life. 

The actor took to his Instagram to relay the news of his departure from the show with an added note of positivity for the remaining cast: 

This Cyberpunk 2077 Johnny Silverhand 1/4 Scale Statue Is Perfection, But It'll Cost You

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This Cyberpunk 2077 Johnny Silverhand 1/4 Scale Statue Is Perfection, But It'll Cost You

Not too much longer before we can dive into the world of Night City with Cyberpunk 2077. For those that love collecting as much as I do, there is a new Johnny Silverhand statue that is so detailed it will blow your mind. It'll also blow that wallet, because this bad boy ain't cheap. 

From the incredibly talented studio over at PureArts comes their latest statue to hit shelves. This 1/4 scale replica of Keanu Reeves' character, Johnny Silverhand, is crafted to perfection. With removable parts for the exclusive edition like the guitar seen below and high-quality paint and extremely particular base, this statue continues on the quality known under the PureArts umbrella. 

As a massive collector, I have several big pieces from this company and can attest to the attention to detail it has regarding each collectible. That being said, PureArts is taking this one step further by making this statue an interactive media experience! Each statue comes fully integrated with a 13.3 inch HD LCD screen and dual speakers to play the game's soundtrack and background screens from the RPG itself. 

The Last Of Us Part II GIFs Let You React To Any Online Situation

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The Last Of Us Part II GIFs Let You React To Any Online Situation

Why say something with words when you can say it with images instead? And why use images that don't feature characters from The Last of Us Part II? If you find yourself asking questions like these, then you will be delighted by this collection of pictures shared by Naughty Dog. It features an array of ubiquitous reaction GIFs, except all the usual folks are replaced by familiar faces from the game like Ellie, Joel, Dina, and more. 

The album is part of the studio's celebration of The Last of Us Day (formerly known as Outbreak Day). The holiday falls on September 26 – the day of the outbreak in the The Last of Us universe. Some images in the collection have been making the rounds for a few months, but it's nice to see them all officially together in one place. 

In the real world, we don't need to worry about becoming weird fungus zombies. Instead, we just get to enjoy Naughty Dog's funny pictures, along with other bits of celebration like a special piece of art from Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding art director Yoji Shinkawa. Fans can also enjoy more The Last of Us Part II goodies, like a dynamic PS4 theme and a cosplay guide for dressing up as Abby.

Star Wars: Squadrons & Crash Bandicoot 4 Are This Week's Big Releases

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Star Wars: Squadrons & Crash Bandicoot 4 Are This Week's Big Releases

Two massive titles are launching this Friday: Star Wars: Squadrons and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

In Star Wars: Squadrons, players take to the stars in space battles during the obscure time period between the prequel and sequel trilogies. If you've been wanting to live out your galactic dog-fight fantasies, then Squadrons is the game for you. In addition to a single-player campaign and cooperative player vs. AI scenarios, there are head-to-head multiplayer modes that range from small 5v5 skirmishes to larger, multistage fleet engagements. 

Toys for Bob is revitalizing the Crash Bandicoot formula by bringing back old characters – Tawna, Coco, Neo Cortex, and Dingodile – and making them playable. There are also exciting new features that can alter gameplay. For instance, by collecting Quantum Masks, players can flip gravity and slow down time. There are also extra challenges like the fun inverted mode for any Crash Bandicoot fanatic that's looking to test their platforming skills.

Beyond Good And Evil's Michel Ancel Responds To Accusations About His Departure From Ubisoft

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Beyond Good And Evil's Michel Ancel Responds To Accusations About His Departure From Ubisoft

2020 has been a tumultous year for Ubisoft and its studio culture. After numerous reports of toxic behavior, stories of abuse, and HR inconsistencies, the studio at large opened a company-wide investigation into the reports that have come in and all new reports that continue to become known. This upheaval has also resulted in several upper level fires of Ubisoft executives. 

Earlier this month, Michel Ancel announced that he was leaving the studio to work at a wildlife sanctuary, but now a new report alleges that he left due to an ongoing investigation into his behavior at the company. Ancel has now responded to those reports. 

The initial report began from a French publication called Liberation, an article that cited Ancel's alleged toxic and abusive behavior towards his team as a reason why an investigation was launched against him. It was that investigation that the site states was the reason why Ancel departed from the company. 

Street Fighter V's Next DLC Fighter Is Dan Hibiki

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Street Fighter V's Next DLC Fighter Is Dan Hibiki

The over-confident, obnoxious Dan Hibiki has returned to the ever-expanding world of Street Fighter V. In this new preview trailer, you can see his entire moveset which includes signature abilities like his Ryu-inspired fireball. Street Fighter fans consider Hibiki to be a weak, spoof-character, but the new gameplay footage looks to prove all of Hibiki's doubters wrong.

Dan Hibiki arrives this winter and is set to be Street Fighter V's first fifth season character. Rose, Akira, Oyo, and an unannounced fifth fighter will follow suit. 

[Source: Destructoid]

Watch Pokémon Sword & Shield DLC Stream Tomorrow

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Watch Pokémon Sword & Shield DLC Stream Tomorrow

During a Nintendo Direct earlier this year, an expansion pass for Pokémon Sword and Shield was announced, revealing new environments to explore as well as a list of new pocket monsters to catch. The first DLC pack, Isle of Armor, was released over the summer. Now, Pokémon Sword and Shield fans are anticipating the Crown Tundra update which will, hopefully, be shown during tomorrow's expansion pass stream

The stream starts at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET. Both the Isle of Armor and Tundra Crown DLC are included in the Pokémon Sword & Shield expansion pass, which costs $30. 

No, Destiny 2 Is Not Getting A New Engine, Bungie Confirms

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No, Destiny 2 Is Not Getting A New Engine, Bungie Confirms

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is almost here and with even more expansions on the horizons and tons of new features on the way, there is a lot to look forward to as a Guardian in the skies. One thing players can't look forward to, however, is a new game engine for Destiny 2. Bungie confirms that th is will "never" happen because it's just not needed. 

From character customization details to rotating content, there are a lot of changes ahead for the Bungie shooter. That being said, a common question these devs get is: Will there be a new engine? While Bungie has upgraded the current engine from Destiny 1 to Destiny 2, there hasn't been a need for an entirely new one to be implemented. 

The question again came up during a recent AMA on Reddit, to which Bungie engineering manager Chris Kosanovich responded:

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Gets Earlier Xbox Series X Release Date, PS5 Launch Four Months Later

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon Gets Earlier Xbox Series X Release Date, PS5 Launch Four Months Later

Ichiban Kasuga is crashing the party a little earlier than expected, though not for PlayStation 5 players. Yakuza: Like a Dragon has been confirmed to be launching on November 10 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. For those wanting to play on PS5, there will be a free digital upgrade, but that won't arrive until March 2, 2021. 

Sega has confirmed that those that purchase the game on PlayStation 4 will be able to get a free PS5 digital upgrade for the game, though this won't be available until the March launch date. The PlayStation 5 version also won't cost the highly talked about $70, instead retailing for the more usual price point set at $59.99.

Kiryu is taking a step back from the spotlight with the upcoming Yakuza title, instead we'll be taking to the streets of Japan as Ichiban Kasuga. After spending 18 years in prison for being the fall guy for his boss, Kasuga comes back to the real world with a vengeance within Yokohama.