Rainbow Six Siege's Alien Outbreak Mode Is Completely Different To Traditional Siege

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Rainbow Six Siege's Alien Outbreak Mode Is Completely Different To Traditional Siege

Rainbow Six Siege has changed significantly in the two-and-a-bit years since launch. The Operator number and map count have nearly doubled, strategies have evolved, and we no longer all sit in one room, terrified, waiting to be picked off by attackers. But we are essentially still shooting similar guns at similar enemies, just in different combinations. Operation Chimera's Outbreak event, however, is the first PvE update Siege has received since launch, and it is markedly different to anything the game has seen before.

Starting March 6, it's a one-month co-op event that sees you and two companions team up to fight an alien invasion in the Mexican town of Truth or Consequences. Three missions are included--colloquially known as Junkyard, Hospital, and Resort--and you can pick from new Operators Lion and Finka as well as veterans Smoke, Ash, Doc, Glaz, Kapkan, Tachanka, Buck, Ying, and Recruit.

New Rainbow Six Siege PvP Mode Revealed, Map Updates Detailed

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New Rainbow Six Siege PvP Mode Revealed, Map Updates Detailed

With Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Chimera update coming soon (including the new Outbreak mode), Ubisoft has been talking more about its plans for the third year of the game's DLC. First, the company has revealed a new PvP mode on the way called Pick & Ban.

The mode allows each team to ban their opponents from choosing two Operators of their choice for the entire match. The catch is that your team is also banned from choosing those two Operators for the match, as well as the two your opponents pick.

In addition, both teams' lineups will be revealed to all players at the start of each round. However, you'll then have the chance to re-pick one Operator without the enemy seeing--they'll have to identify that player in the usual ways, using drones and cameras. Finally, it appears Pick & Ban will allow you to choose your spawn point before you choose your Operator rather than afterwards, as it is currently.

Multiple Rainbow Six Siege Operators Going Free Soon, Following Controversy

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Rainbow Six Siege will soon be giving a number of its Operators away for free, Ubisoft has announced. Starting with the new season of DLC on March 3, all versions of the game except for the Starter Edition will include all 20 base Operators for no extra charge. In addition, all past and future weapon attachments will now be unlocked from the get-go, and the game's Starter Edition will now include six Operators rather than four, as was the case before.

Currently, players wanting to unlock more Operators are required to either spend in-game experience points, called Renown, or pay real-world money to purchase various season passes. Going forward, all 20 Operators included with the game at launch will be automatically unlocked, along with all weapon attachments. The move comes just weeks after Ubisoft announced it would be discontinuing Siege's Standard Edition in favor of a more expensive Advanced Edition, before reversing that decision based on fan feedback. The company says these new changes will ensure new players get more options from the beginning and a better experience when playing online.

First Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Characters Revealed

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On top of the 24 characters already available in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Bandai Namco is introducing an additional eight fighters to the roster post-launch as DLC. While the publisher has been quiet about who these characters will be, we've now gotten a look at the first two coming to the Dragon Ball fighting game, courtesy of Japanese magazine V-Jump (via Gematsu).

The first two DLC characters on the way to Dragon Ball FighterZ are the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly and Goku's father, Bardock. The former was one of the 15 DLC characters we wanted to see added to the game. According to Gematsu, Broly's special is Gigantic Meteor--an enormous energy ball that uses three Ki gauges. Bardock's special attack is called Revenger Assault; when activated, the warrior transforms into a Super Saiyan and delivers a rush attack.

Broly and Bardock are included in Dragon Ball FighterZ's season pass, along with the other six yet-to-be-revealed DLC characters coming to the fighting game. Bandai Namco hasn't announced individual pricing for the two fighters, but the season pass costs $35 USD / £29 / $52.95 AU.

Limited Time PS4 Flash Sale Happening Now On PSN In The US

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As it so often does, Sony is holding another impromptu flash sale on the PlayStation Store. In addition to this week's regular selection of PSN deals, players can now find a big assortment of new discounts on PS4, PS3, and Vita games for the next couple of days.

As usual, the biggest selection of deals is for PS4, and it includes some steep discounts on a number of deluxe and complete editions. Players can get Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition for $30, Overwatch Game of the Year Edition for $30, Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition for $10, Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition for $10, Battlefield 4 Premium Edition for $15, Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition for $32, and Minecraft: Story Mode Bundle for $14.

In addition to that, the standard version of Final Fantasy XV is $20, Uncharted 4 is $20, Rocket League is $12, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is $9.89, Mirror's Edge Catalyst is $5, Amnesia Collection is $12, Infamous: Second Son is $8, Darksiders: Fury's Collection - War and Death is $16, Tearaway Unfolded is $8, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is $5, The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is $12, Matterfall is $8, The Technomancer is $10, Never Alone is $3, and Unravel is $5.

Here's How To Get Bayonetta's Nintendo Switch Eshop Discount

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Bayonetta 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch, and alongside it, Nintendo and Platinum Games have brought the original Bayonetta to the console as well. Those who pick up a physical copy of Bayonetta 2 will receive a download code for the first title, but the two games will only be sold individually on the Switch Eshop. While it appears it would cost more to buy the games digitally than at retail, getting both together will still work out to the same price, thanks to an offer from Nintendo.

On the Eshop, each game is available for a different price: Bayonetta 2 costs $50, while the original Bayonetta runs for $30. However, purchasing either one of them will entitle you to an automatic discount on the other, bringing the total cost for both games to $59.98 (before tax)--about the same price as the physical release. If you buy Bayonetta 2 first, you can nab the original for about $10; conversely, buying the first Bayonetta will drop the price of Bayonetta 2 to about $30. You also don't need to purchase both games immediately in order to receive the discount.

Last Chance To Play Metal Gear Survive Beta On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

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If you missed out on the previous Metal Gear Survive beta, you have one more chance to try the Metal Gear spin-off out ahead of its release next week. Konami is holding a second Metal Gear Survive beta, which is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and--for the first time--PC via Steam.

The beta features three missions set across two maps, which can be played cooperatively with up to four players. In addition to that, Konami is offering special daily missions for the duration of the beta. Everyone who participates in the trial will also receive three bonus cosmetic items in the full game: a FOXHOUND name plate, Metal Gear Rex Head accessory, and a bandana.

The beta runs on all platforms until February 18. It uses the same client as the previous beta, so players who already have that installed on their consoles won't need to download it again, although you'll need to download a patch for the client before you're able to participate.

New On Netflix This Week: FullMetal Alchemist Movie, Mute, And More

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The last full week of February brings a bunch of new shows and movies to watch on Netflix. From talk shows to original movies to animate adaptations, there's more than enough to binge if you've got the time.

Likely the biggest addition of the week in the live-action movie adaptation of FullMetal Alchemist. The film, based on the popular anime, was released in Japan back in December. In lieu of a theatrical release in the United States, it will instead stream on Netflix.

Joining it are new seasons of Netflix originals Marseille, Seven Seconds, and Ugly Delicious. Additionally, February 18 will see the premiere of the streamer's new weekly talk show, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. Based on what's been revealed about the series thus far, it sounds like a hybrid of a traditional talk show and McHale's former E! series The Soup.

System Shock: Remastered Delayed, Developer “On Hiatus"

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Kickstarter crowdfunding has allowed plenty of die-hard game fans see their dreams come true, but also plenty of those dreams die. In the case of System Shock's remaster by Nightdive Studios, those dreams are now another step away from becoming reality.

Nightdive Studios' System Shock remaster was expected to release this year on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but a recent update from the team says otherwise. The remaster has been delayed, again, and the development team is on hiatus.

On a Kickstarter post, Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios, takes responsibility for a change of direction, which is why he decided to put the team on hiatus to "reassess" its vision for the game. Kick also makes it clear that the remaster is not being canceled. His update does not detail how long the team will be out, nor an expected release date.

Play Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event For Free Right Now

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If you haven't had a chance to jump in on Blizzard's team shooter Overwatch, now might be the perfect time to do so. This weekend, Overwatch is free to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

To make the deal even sweeter, the base title and the game of the year edition are 50% off on Steam, the PlayStation Store, and Xbox. The sale also includes retail and will last until February 26.

Overwatch's Lunar New Year event, Year of the Dog, is currently underway until March 5. This year's event includes new skins, emotes, and more for the game's loot boxes, as well as changes to the Capture the Flag mode, a new competitive mode, and a new map called Ayutthaya.