Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Zombies Gets Double XP and More for 115 Day

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In celebration of 115 Day, Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Zombies players can get double XP and other bonuses for a limited time.

A blog post on the Treyarch website explains January 15 marks 115 Day and is a nod to the element 115, which plays a part in the deeper Call of Duty Zombies lore. For players, this means until January 18 you can earn double XP, double weapon XP, and double Nebulium Plasma across all platforms.

The Nebulium Plasma may be especially helpful for PS4 players, as three new epic craftable elixirs are being added this week. Perk Up will grant 4 new random perks, Refresh Mint resets cooldowns for your team, and Conflagration Liquidation gives you a bonfire sale power-up. There have also been some balancing changes to existing elixirs.

Star Wars Open-World Game Reportedly Canceled at EA

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According to a new report, EA's open-world Star Wars game, in development following the closure of Visceral Games, has also been canceled.

Kotaku has reported this game's alleged cancellation. According to Kotaku, this game was the one announced following Visceral Games' closure in 2017, which came alongside the cancellation of Amy Hennig's game in production at the studio. Development resources at the time shifted from Visceral's title, reportedly codenamed Ragtag, to this new, now reportedly canceled title.

IGN has reached out to EA for comment.

Onimusha: Warlords Review

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If you've ever caught yourself wondering if PS2 games still hold up, I suggest picking up a copy of Onimusha: Warlords. For all intents and purposes, it's exactly the same as it was when it first released in 2001, but that’s not necessarily a good thing in 2019.

Onimusha: Warlords is a classic take on the survival horror genre, set in feudal Japan. Think Resident Evil, but instead of zombies and biological horrors, you battle demons and undead abominations from Japanese mythology.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Expansion Announced

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, the MMO's next major expansion, will be released on June 4, ZeniMax Online Studios announced today.

Elsweyr, which will be "similar in size and scope to last year’s Summerset zone," features a thirty-hour, "year-long" main story told over four quarterly releases, beginning with the Wrathstone DLC in February. The story will see players side with the Khajiit as they defend their homeland from both invading Imperials and dangerous dragons.

Dragons are being added to The Elder Scrolls Online for the first time in Elsweyr and will be more difficult to defeat than the ones players may have encountered in Skyrim, according to Creative Director Rich Lambert.

Fortnite: Community-Destroyed Iceberg Reveals Secret Hatch

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Fortnite update v7.20 went live this morning, and with it came a huge iceberg that was slowly destroyed by players all around the world, ultimately revealing a mysterious hatch.

The giant chunk of ice began with a massive health bar: 5,000,000,000 HP, to be exact. While it took damage slowly at first, its health began to decrease exponentially, likely caused by players across the game coming together to attack the object as a community. After roughly 10 hours, the health bar was whittled down until the thing broke apart, revealing a simple bunker door beneath. The hatch remains on the island south of Happy Hamlet.

While the hatch appears to be without any current use, it is nearly identical to a hatch that appeared in Wailing Woods during Season 4. While many theorized what this hatch would lead to, it ultimately served no purpose. Epic including this hatch beneath the iceberg is either some expert trolling, or the two are somehow connected and will be of use in the future.

Can You Actually Copyright a Fortnite Dance Emote?

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A fourth high-profile lawsuit has been filed against Epic Games this week over the studio allegedly stealing a dance emote in Fortnite. Rapper 2 Milly sued back at the start of December, followed by Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro and the notorious “Backpack Kid” a few weeks later, and now the mother of “Orange Shirt Kid” is joining to accuse Epic of wrongfully taking her son’s dance.

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How to Watch Mortal Kombat 11's Gameplay Reveal Live

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NetherRealm Studios will pull back the curtain on Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay this coming Thursday, and you'll be able to watch the grand reveal live, right here on IGN.

Read on for a rundown of when and where to watch the live gameplay reveal.

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm will hold the Mortal Kombat 11 live gameplay reveal on Thursday, January 17 at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET/6:30pm UK (Friday, January 18 at 5:30am AET).

Call of Duty's Blackout Battle Royale Mode Will Have a Free Trial This Month

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Activision and Treyarch have announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout, will be entering a free trial period for one week beginning Thursday for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The trial will last from January 17-24, and will include characters, locations, weapons and gear from the paid base battle royale mode. Exactly how players will obtain the trial hasn’t been detailed, but it will likely be a free download from each platform’s respective storefronts. While the presence of a limited-time free trial doesn’t guarantee this, it’s possible it will act as a test for Treyarch to see if a free-to-play model for its battle royale mode will ultimately suit Blackout.

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