This Week's Xbox One Game Deals On Xbox Live (US, UK)

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This Week's Xbox One Game Deals On Xbox Live (US, UK)

A wide selection of deals are available this week for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Ubisoft has a huge sale going on right now, so Assassin's Creed games are discounted across the board, including the latest installment in the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which you can pick up for $24 (originally $60). Snatch up Far Cry 5 for just $15 (originally $60), Starlink: Battle for Atlas for $24 (originally $60), For Honor: Complete Edition for $60 (originally $110), Watch Dogs 2: Gold Edition for $20 (originally $100) and more while this publisher sale lasts.

Meanwhile, we’re in the final days of Anime Month in the Xbox Live store, so don’t miss the chance to save money on your favorite anime game titles, like Valkyria Chronicles 4, which is selling for $30 (originally $60). One Piece: Burning Blood is down to $15 (originally $60), and the Mega Man games are all slightly discounted, with the Mega Man 30th Anniversary Bundle selling for $48 (originally $60). These anime classics are way cheaper than usual for only two more days.

The remastered Spyro trilogy gives the beloved series a stunning HD facelift, and it's available for 25% off this week at only $40. The collection includes all three original games. Grand Theft Auto V is 50% off right now at $30, Hitman 2 is 30% off at $42, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is 70% off at just $15.

Overkill's The Walking Dead Failed To Meet Quality Standards, Contract With Rights Owner Terminated

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A new Walking Dead game from Payday developer Starbreeze Studios, Overkill's The Walking Dead, released back in November--and it was a major disappointment. Now, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's media company, Skybound, has ended its contract with Starbreeze for the game, citing the poor quality of the game.

In a statement, Skybound said it worked hard with Starbreeze since 2014 to create a unique and compelling Walking Dead FPS, but it didn't work out.

"As of today, we have terminated our contract with Starbreeze Studios and will discontinue all efforts on Overkill's The Walking Dead," Skybound said in its statement. "Our creators and their stories are the core of Skybound, and since 2014 we have worked hard to expand the world of The Walking Dead into an exceptional co-op action FPS."

Black Ops 4's Operation Grand Heist Update Out Now On Xbox One And PC

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Treyarch has rolled out another update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Following its arrival on PS4 last week, the big Operation Grand Heist update is now live on Xbox One and PC, bringing a new character, maps, weapons, and more to both platforms.

First, the update adds a new Specialist for multiplayer and Blackout modes: Outrider. She can be unlocked in Tier 1 in the Black Market, and just as in Black Ops 3, her weapon is the Sparrow, which can fire explosive arrows. Her Hawk drone can also tag any enemies in its sights.

The update also brings three new weapons for multiplayer: the Switchblade X9 SMG, Rampage full-auto shotgun, and Cha-Ching money bag melee weapon. These likewise can be unlocked through the Black Market. Black Ops Pass holders also get access to two additional multiplayer maps, Lockup and Casino.

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Won't Run At 60 FPS

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The popular battle royale game Fortnite can struggle to maintain a solid frame rate on all platforms in certain scenarios, but the Nintendo Switch edition, at least at one point, had the toughest time maintaining a smooth frame rate in action-packed battles. During a recent Reddit AMA, someone asked Epic if the studio would be able to get Fortnite's Switch edition running at 60 FPS. It's not going to happen.

"I'm afraid that is not in the cards," a developer said.

Not only that, but Epic doesn't plan to bring back video capture for replays on Switch, the developer said. Video capture was dropped from Fortnite's Switch edition last year in a move that Epic said was undertaken in an effort to try to improve overall performance. While client-side replays aren't expected to come back to Fortnite, Epic said it is planning to introduce server-side replays sometime down the road.

Overwatch PTR Update Changes Several Heroes; Patch Notes Listed

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Blizzard has released the full patch notes for the update that's now live on the Overwatch PTR test server. The most notable part of the update is the addition of Overwatch's new Hero, Baptiste, but the patch makes changes to several older characters, such as Lucio and Widowmaker, as well.

Baptiste is a Support Hero in Overwatch, whose unique abilities allow him to keep his squad fighting longer and more effectively. He can use Regenerative Burst to heal himself and nearby allies over time, and Immortality Field to prevent friendly players from dying. His Ultimate, Amplification Matrix doubles the damage of friendly projectiles. He can also jump higher than most other Hero characters with his Exo Boots.

In terms of the other Hero characters, the update buffs Doomfist, Hanzo, Lucio, McCree, Mei, Moira, Pharah, Soldier 76, Sombra, Torbjorn, and Wrecking Ball, and nerfs Ana, Orisa, and Widowmaker. The two most notable changes are to Hanzo and Widowmaker. The former has become less effective at detecting enemies with his Sonic Arrow, while the latter's Infra-Sight has become riskier to use. The update also implements over a dozen bug fixes across all its Hero characters, as well as two of its multiplayer maps, Hollywood and Paris. The full list of Hero changes and bug fixes are outlined below.

Apex Legends Update Removes Twitch Prime Bonuses From Scofflaws On PC

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Respawn has released a new patch for its free battle royale game, Apex Legends. This update only applies to the PC version and fixes an exploit that allowed players to get the Apex Legends Twitch Prime Pack without a Prime membership.

Like other Twitch Prime freebies, the aforementioned Apex Legends pack is only intended for those who have Amazon Prime. It contains five Apex Packs--Legends' equivalent of loot boxes--as well as the exclusive Omega Point skin for the lovable robot Pathfinder, but players were able to get it by modifying the advanced launch options in Origin.

"With this update, the Omega Point Pathfinder skin will be removed from any accounts that obtained it using the exploit," Respawn said. It's unclear if the Apex Packs that were also acquired through the exploit will likewise be removed.

Watch The Third Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Kast Here

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NetherRealm is preparing another Mortal Kombat 11 livestream, which will include another kombatant. The third Kombat Kast will take place Wednesday, February 27 at 1 PM PT / 10 AM ET. This time, the studio isn't playing coy with what they'll be revealing, as the announcement tweet directly states that it will host a "kharacter reveal." You can watch the stream right here on GameSpot.

The studio followed up with a tweet teasing the character reveal. It's a very vague look, but given the attitude, fans have speculated that it's Johnny Cage.

We could have guessed the stream would include a new character. Both of the previous Kombat Kast streams have debuted a character--Kabal in the first and Jade in the second. Those join old favorites like Scorpion, Sonya Blade, and Kano, along with new additions like the time manipulator Geras. No Shaggy, though. You can check out the full roster so far.