If you’ve ever imagined the anxiety of trying to keep warm, well nourished, craft weapons, dominate zones, and face off against online opponents all betting on being the last player standing – you’ve come to the right place. In Darwin Project you’ll experience a game-show style, early access battle royale game based on nature and unlike any other.
His wife was thought to be dead for the past three years, missing, lied to her husband, in over her head in some sinister abduction scenario in the swampy bayou of Louisiana. Now against all better judgment he must pursue the smallest chance that she’s still alive, or at the very least find out what happened to her. But when she sent communications back home and told him to stay away, it was for good reason…
Fortnite shattered records when top streamer Ninja reached over 1 million viewers on Twitch during a livestream with Drake. Shortly after that, YouTube Gaming Director Ryan Wyatt announced that Rubiu5 consolidated 1.1 million concurrent viewers with over 42 million total live views for a Fortnite: Battle Royale tournament. All in all, the world’s biggest game just keeps on getting bigger. With Epic Games themselves reporting over 3 million concurrent players at once on a single platform (PC) and at last estimates over 50 million registered player accounts total, the growth seems unstoppable. March 30 marks another milestone for the title as the 3.4.1 update releases with new weaponry, bug fixes, updates to the game’s core mechanics, and more.
Players of the most popular battle royale game in the world will likely be excited to hear that a wide range of new features are being added to the game in an ongoing campaign to perfect the sub-genre of last man standing, open-world, loot scavenging mayhem.
For many battle royale players around the world, PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds remains the game of choice. Enjoying its new home with over 5 million registered players on the Xbox ONE game console in USA, Europe, Canada, etc., PUBG is remaining a household name and changing itself for the better. A smaller 16km² map will soon release giving quicker paced rounds to players.
But not all of the changes happening to PUBG are what you’d expect, and the direction of the game is not really aimed at pleasing its western world audience. When the reality of this game is analyzed it becomes more obvious that China is PUBG’s area of focus, and with good reason.
PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds is the massively popular, at times controversial Battle Royale game that started off the most recent trend in video games.
100 players jump out of a plane landing spread out all over a massive open-world map in which weapons, gears, supplies, and armor must be scavenged from abandoned homes. Poison Gas is released in an ever-growing area eventually surrounding players until the survivable zone becomes a smaller and smaller circle. All of the players are drawn to this shrinking area as they battle it out to the death in a Last Man Standing shoot-out. The winner is the last person alive.
PlayerUnknown is the nickname of a developer who once was a modder from the ARMA II days in which this Battle Royale style of gameplay which has spawned many, many clones – most notably the enormously successful Fortnite: Battle Royale by Epic Games and with a special deal through Sony.
Other original Battle Royale games created by this developer include H1Z1’s BR mode later renamed ‘King of the Kill’ and now known as ‘H1Z1 Auto Royale’. Although Sony Online Entertainment went broke and got split off into a company called Daybreak Games, this modder turned developer has left a trail of broken hearts in the likes of DayZ and H1Z1 which never really got the finishing touches, polish, or respect they deserved – leaving many gamers feeling ripped off.
PUBG exploded in popularity, seemingly out of nowhere, but began to feel stale and the lack of improvement over optimization alongside an extremely slow roll-out of features began to worry players with console versions were announced before the PC version even ran well. Once Fortnite: BR released pushing PUBG to become frantic and competitive, Microsoft came in to sign a deal with the development team and now PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has regained its ability to push forward with a new map, redesigned gameplay, and slowly but surely it’s hoping to fight back and save its stake in a sub-genre that its creators arguably gave birth to.
Over this weekend Microsoft has announced that PUBG has surpassed 5 million players on the Xbox ONE (a console which has sold around 37 million units versus Sony’s 77 million PS4 sales). And while it might sound like a lot, Epic Games’ 40 million Fortnite players across the PC, PS4, and Xbox One with 3.5 million concurrent players last weekend all playing at once on PC alone, PUBG still has a lot to prove in its own self-made market.
Epic Games has notified iOS users who signed up for the mobile edition of Fortnite. One of the most popular games in the world right now with tens of millions of registered users and over 3 million concurrent players on PC alone at one time, the PS4, Xbox One, PC sensation is now coming to iOS devices (and in a few months, Android as well).
As a great bonus, players who enjoy Fortnite on their iPhone will be able to sign back into their console or PC Gaming Rig and benefit from the progress achieved on mobile. Now you can just pretend to be a beneficial part of society sorting out important emails when in reality you’re just a Fortnite junkie like the rest of the world. Completely respectable, barely detectable.
Cross-Play is enabled on this as well for certain systems. Although, players will probably mostly be paired with other mobile gamers through matchmaking – hopefully the ability to squad up with your friends at home on their PS4 Pro will be enabled from your iPhone 6S or even better Samsung Galaxy S8+. Everyone knows iPhone is the weaker of the smartphone technologies, but while waiting for the Android version to release ‘we gotta do what we gotta do’. Just think, if they can get Fortnite to run on that weak iOS hardware then it’ll easily blow us away on Samsung’s pride and joy Galaxy S series.
Xbox players will not be part of the cross-play feature as Sony has made a major investment in Fortnite making the mobile version possible, and they do not want any cross-play between Xbox and PlayStation users. That’s probably a revenge move since when PS3 was the less popular console in last generation’s console wars, Microsoft kept denying Sony’s request for PS3 users to be able to play with Xbox 360 owners. Karma is a… well, you know the saying.
The Map Editor for upcoming Montana-based Far Cry 5 has been shown off by Ubisoft to some expert members of their community and fanbase who gave their first impressions after being flown out this December for an exclusive hands on experience. Some high quality (albeit brief) footage has also been released of this event in which Community Developer Laureline thanks the active Far Cry community and the actual Far Cry 5 Map Editor can be seen in action as well.
Kemet1976 states that its the most advanced editor he’s seen yet, and that the experience has blown him away. Setho-1 is also a well known map creator in the Far Cry community and states that the amount of customization that can be done now with maps is massively improved. Restylex says “there’s no limitation for me at this moment when I look at the Far Cry 5 Map Editor”. And akilyoung who has been a community figure since 2012 describes the application as not being stripped of anything, but instead feels like things were added in above and beyond expectations.
In addition to getting the first look at this Map Editor for Far Cry 5, it appears that Ubisoft’s Far Cry team has even been open to ideas from these esteemed, most active members of their map making community. That’s always a good thing, but sometimes it’s just words. In this case, we have HorTyS (Far Cry Community Member since 2003) his word that the team is listening to feedback actively and attentively on how to make the program as powerful as possible. And since he himself is from Montana, there was a lot of potential feedback to be given. One of the map ideas HorTyS is considering includes a re-creation of his home town in Montana, a testament to how powerful this Editor truly is.
If you’re a fan of the most popular Battle Royale game out right now, Fortnite, then you’ll probably already know that there’s currently a new mode going on for a limited time. These LTM’s (Limited Time Modes) that Epic Games cycles in and out are meant to provide a good bit of variety but without overstaying their welcome and without dividing up the playerbase.
Although much more exciting LTM’s are rumored to be coming (more info here), some LTM’s such as “The Floor Is Lava” and “Take To The Skies” could be delayed due to the fact that Fortnite’s jetpack hasn’t been added in yet. It’s possible that these items, which are expected to be somewhat rare drops and not standard equipment, will be heavily involved in the functionality of these LTM’s.
Today, Systems Designer at Epic Games Eric Williamson gave a Dev Update speaking about the Jetpack Delay as well as some other information. Again, it is re-iterated that the Jetpack is not delayed, but just didn’t feel exactly as well designed as the dev team wanted it to. It’s still coming.
20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 20 or “Teams of 20” as Epic calls it, has some info revealed about it. The circle and storm sizes are faster in this mode. Team location can be pinged on the map. There’s increased supply drops, treasures chests, and ammo cans in this mode too.
Unexpectedly, there’s also a new way to get loot coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale in the Llamas system. Llamas are a lootbox reward previously only available to be earned (or purchased) in the single player portion of Fortnite called Save The World. Soon players will be able to find Llamas on the island in Battle Royale mode when next week’s 3.3 Update comes out (exact version number will be different on PS4).
These will be interacted with like treasure chests in Battle Royale mode, though it’s unclear exactly how that will look and if they’ll still carry any sort of lootbox style to them. It also seems unlikely that Epic would allow anyone to buy Llamas for Battle Royale mode, since the game has been very well balanced until now. If that happens it would surely be a disaster to the game, so let’s hope not.
Smoke Grenades aren’t being used as much as Epic Games wanted them to be, so they feel like something’s probably wrong with them. They will be removing these from the game and ‘putting them into the vault’ to possibly be remixed and brought back some day.
Just a reminder: Save The World is actually an awesome co-op / single player experience involving zombie-style storm infected enemies, base-building, and a great way to stay on Fortnite but refresh the variety of gameplay. The big problem with switching between the two has been that the controls were very different though. Epic Games announced recently that they are working to fix that and make the controls for Save The World much more similar to those of Fornite Battle Royale.
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Zombies, Code Words, Top Secret, Above Classified, Black Ops… Four. Yep, you were right. It’s real and it’s happening this year. Hundreds of thousands of people have already seen the teaser video you’re about to witness below. Perhaps millions have already heard about the leaks including the James Harden hat fiasco, and for years EuroGamer’s sources have whispered in their ears tickling the very fibers of silk-like hairs protruding from the epidermis of gaming’s outer auditory canals. Finally, it’s all coming together.