Battlefield 5 April Update Patch Notes Detail Fixes, Quality-Of-Life Changes

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The April update for Battlefield 5 has gone live, making dozens of smaller changes alongside some much bigger ones. This update also introduces microtransactions, after the game launched without in-game purchases.

According to the studio, most of the focus for this update has been on improving the new Firestorm battle royale mode. To that end, this update changes the loot behavior and adjusts the way safes work, along with patching up some visual issues and making the Flare Gun usable underwater. In the full patch notes (below), Firestorm clearly gets the lion's share of the attention.

Other adjustments include bug fixes and quality-of-life tweaks, plus the addition of the the soldier stance icon from single-player in response to fan requests. It also adds an in-game shop that sells cosmetics and time-savers. The shop also offers "value bundles" that offer combinations of cosmetics, currency, and time-savers.

Resident Evil 2's Price Just Dropped To $40 (PS4, Xbox One)

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One of the best games released so far this year is already on sale--Resident Evil 2, Capcom's remake of the horror classic--is selling for just $40 (33% off). Resident Evil 2 released on January 25, less than three months ago, so this is an excellent time to pick up the game for Xbox One or PS4 if you haven't already.

For Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy, it's unclear how long this $20-off discount will last, and the PlayStation Store's deal will end this coming Monday, April 8, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, so hop on this offer fast if you're interested in buying the game.

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A New PC Game Is Free To Download In The Epic Games Store

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A New PC Game Is Free To Download In The Epic Games Store

For the past two weeks, Epic Games Store account holders have enjoyed access to a free download of Oxenfree, and today, a new game replaces that title in the Epic Store: The Witness, a gorgeous, mysterious puzzle game set on a remote island. From now until April 18, you can download and keep the The Witness at no cost--all you have to do is sign up for a free Epic account.

The Witness is a single-player adventure with a beautiful open-world setting and more than 500 interesting puzzles to solve. Very little is explained to you as the player, and the subtleties of its puzzles increase over the course of the game. To put it bluntly, The Witness is challenging, but if you like exploration and puzzle-solving, it's a gratifying experience you won't soon forget.

GameSpot's Mike Mahardy gave the game a 9/10 in GameSpot's The Witness review. "The Witness makes few attempts at handholding, opting instead to convey its mechanics in subtle, cryptic ways as you struggle to make sense of it all," he wrote. "This is what makes The Witness special. Unlike many puzzle games, it doesn't just make you feel intelligent--it begins on the assumption that you are intelligent. It trusts that you are a perceptive human being, capable of patience and critical thinking, and it rewards you for using both."

The Epic Games Store's Latest Free PC Game Is Available Now

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The Epic Games Store's Latest Free PC Game Is Available Now

For the past two weeks, Epic Games Store account holders have enjoyed access to a free download of Oxenfree, and today, a new game replaces that title in the Epic Store: The Witness, a gorgeous puzzle game set on a remote and mysterious island. From now until April 18, you can download and keep the The Witness at no cost--all you have to do is sign up for a free Epic account.

The Witness is a single-player adventure with a beautiful open-world setting and more than 500 interesting puzzles to solve. Very little is explained to you as the player, and the subtleties of its puzzles increase over the course of the game. To put it bluntly, The Witness is challenging, but if you like exploration and puzzle-solving, it's a gratifying experience you won't soon forget.

GameSpot's Mike Mahardy gave the game a 9/10 in GameSpot's The Witness review. "The Witness makes few attempts at handholding, opting instead to convey its mechanics in subtle, cryptic ways as you struggle to make sense of it all," he wrote. "This is what makes The Witness special. Unlike many puzzle games, it doesn't just make you feel intelligent--it begins on the assumption that you are intelligent. It trusts that you are a perceptive human being, capable of patience and critical thinking, and it rewards you for using both."

John Cho Joins Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Show, As Cast Details Revealed

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The live-action TV adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop was first reported back in 2017, and last November it was revealed that Netflix will produce it. The first casting announcements have now been made for the show, which focuses on a gang of intergalactic bounty hunters.

Netflix confirmed that John Cho will take the main role as Spike Spiegel, the series' iconic lead bounty hunter. Cho is best known for the Harold and Kumar movies, as well as playing Sulu in the recent Star Trek films and starring in last year's acclaimed thriller Searching.

Cowboy Bebop will also star Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. Shakir, who appeared in Season 2 of Luke Cage, will play Jet Black, a former cop and captain of the show's spaceship Bebop. Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is set to appear as amnesiac bounty hunter Faye Valentine, while Hassell (the upcoming The Boys) is to play notorious hitman Vicious. Netflix says more casting news is still to come, including that of Radical Ed.