New update coming to Modern Warfare on January 22

Infinity Ward’s Senior CM Ashton Williams has announced that a new patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to release on January 22.

The new update will be available on all platforms.

In the tweet, Williams says the new update will include:

  • New Crossbow weapon – earned through in-game challenges. Arriving on January 22, this super-sleek one-hit kill weapon is available to earn and add to your Modern Warfare arsenal. Visit the Marksman Rifles tab in the Loadout menu to find the Crossbow. You’ll have to complete a marksman rifle related to challenge in order to earn this bad bolt of a weapon
  • 5 Additional Loadout Slots
  • Fix for player collision issue

And more to come. Per a now deleted Activision Blog post, the update will also see Aniyah Palace return to Ground War.

The full patch notes for the update will be posted when the patch goes live on January 22, so stay tuned.

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Smash Bros Director Masahiro Sakurai Played A Lot Of PlayStation 4 Games In 2019

Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has a reputation as a very hard worker. In 2019, however, it seems that he was able to find plenty of time to play other games.

Sakurai has tweeted about the recently released PlayStation infograph, which shows you how many PS4 games you played in the year, and which ones you played the most. Sakurai did not reveal his hour counts, but it turns out he played a lot of PS4 games in 2019.

Sakurai loaded up 242 PS4 games throughout the year, and the tweet ponders what the number would be if Switch and PC games were included as well. It’s an interesting insight into a developer who is heavily associated with Nintendo–it seems Sakurai is partial to PlayStation as well. Unfortunately, we don’t have a list of the games–we imagine a lot of them were fighting games.

Masahiro Sakurai has certainly more than earned the spare time he has outside of his continued work on Super Smash Bros Ultimate–the game is now the best-selling fighting game of all time, and the second-highest selling game on Switch. The final fighter of the game’s first DLC Fighter’s Pass was recently announced–it’s Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and they’re coming on January 28.

Between now and the end of 2021, Super Smash Bros Ultimate will receive six additional fighters, so work on the game is ongoing.

Source: GameSpot.com

Halo Co-Creator’s New FPS Launches Multiplayer Beta Soon, Here’s How To Sign Up

Disintegration, the new FPS from Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and his studio V1 Interactive, will launch its first multiplayer beta on January 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

This is a closed beta, so you will need to be chosen to participate. You can sign up for a chance to get into the beta here on the Disintegration website.

The Disintegration beta will feature two modes and maps, as well as seven different “Crews,” which are different character roles featuring unique loadouts. The main hook of Disintegration’s multiplayer is its “Gravcycles,” which enable you to hover above the battlefield. While you’re shooting enemies mid-air, you’re also controlling ground units.

Check out the gameplay video above to get a closer look at at Disintegration’s multiplayer gameplay. The game also has a single-player campaign.

Joining Lehto at V1 Interactive is SOCOM director and co-creator Mike Gutmann. The studio is relatively small, as it describes itself as an indie outfit comprised of around 30 developers.

Disintegration is published by Private Division, the independent games label run by Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two. Private Division also published Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds and Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets’ new game, Ancestors.

Source: GameSpot.com

This Week in Modern Warfare – New Weapon, New Updates, And More

Activision Blog has shared a look at what’s coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare this week. (Update: the Activision blog post has since been removed.)

Infinity Ward confirmed in their community update on January 17 that a new patch update is expected for the game at some point this week, with patch notes for the update to come when the update goes live.

This week will see the addition of the Cross Bow to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Meet your new friend, the Crossbow. Arriving on January 22, this super-sleek one-hit kill weapon is available to earn and add to your Modern Warfare arsenal. Visit the Marksman Rifles tab in the Loadout menu to find the Crossbow. You’ll have to complete a marksman rifle related to challenge in order to earn this bad bolt of a weapon. Check out our Crossbow blog this week on the Games Blog for tips ‘n tricks to earning this weapon.

In addition Aniyah Palace returns to Ground War.

Aniyah Palace returns to Ground War. Play large-scale Multiplayer battles at this exquisite palace and landscape. Jump in to play this Ground War experience on January 22.  

This week also sees the launch of the Call of Duty League with the Launch Weekend Event in Minnesota.

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Call of Duty League Team Skins coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Update

UPDATE – Jan 20 at 7:00PM ET: Activision Blog has since deleted the “This Week in Call of Duty” blog post that detailed the launch of CDL team camos. The company also had an article up detailing some of the CDL teams that had references and images, shown below, of the CDL team camos. That reference and images have been since removed.

We’ve reached out for a comment from the company.

Original Story:

Activision Blizzard has announced that Call of Duty League team customization gear is coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as the company celebrates the launch of the brand new Call of Duty esports league.

All 12 Call of Duty League teams will have their own gear sets in-game in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for players.

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Store on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will see Call of Duty League Gear starting January 24, including Home and Away skins for Operators, Weapon Camos, calling cards, and more.

Players can visit the Store this week to get official Call of Duty League gear for your Operators in game. The team packs include home and away skins for your Operators, weapon camos that can be equipped to any weapon, calling cards, and more. Celebrate your favorite team by heading to the Franchise Store tab in the Modern Warfare Store and scroll down to pick up the Call of Duty League team bundle of your choice, scheduled to launch on January 24. 

Here’s a look at more bundles:

Available January 24.

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Twin Peaks creator David Lynch interrogates a monkey in Netflix short film

It’s David Lynch’s birthday — the renowned artist turned 74 on Monday — but we’re the ones who got a gift. The latest arrival on Netflix is a 17-minute short film called What Did Jack Do? that was written, directed, and edited by Lynch.

Netflix lists What Did Jack Do? under the genres “dramas,” “crime dramas,” “mysteries,” and “experimental movies,” and describes it as “offbeat” and “cerebral.” If it helps, I can lay out the basic premise for you: A detective (Lynch) grills a suit-wearing capuchin monkey suspected of murder, a crime for which the train station where the interrogation takes place has been put on lockdown. The film’s black-and-white look, with dirt and grain in the image, brings to mind Lynch’s first feature, 1977’s Eraserhead.

While all of that is true, it fails to encapsulate the essence of this bizarre work. Lynch puts the screws to the monkey, and the monkey returns fire with plenty of sass. Credited as Jack Cruz playing himself, the primate speaks through an unnerving visual effect similar to Syncro-Vox, which you may know better from that old Late Night with Conan O’Brien bit in which Conan “interviewed” celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger. It doesn’t appear to be a CG monkey, though; Bob Dunn’s Animal Services is listed in the credits as providing animal trainers for the production.

Here’s a sample of the tough-talking dialogue straight out of the noir genre:

Jack: You are a strong-arm man?
Detective: You could say that.
Jack: I just did.
Detective: Well, there is no Santa Claus.
Jack: I won’t be here for Christmas.

Their back-and-forth is full of non sequiturs, as you can see, and I’m still not quite sure exactly what the plot is except that it involves a murder, interspecies love, and a veritable zoo’s worth of animals (although Jack and a, um, fetching hen named Toototabon are the only ones we actually see). The only person in What Did Jack Do? aside from the detective is a waitress played by Emily Stofle, an actress who is also Lynch’s wife. And the film features a song, “True Love’s Flame,” written by Lynch and longtime collaborator Dean Hurley. This all combines to be … well, it’s a lot.

While What Did Jack Do? just debuted on Netflix, it’s not new per se — the very end of the credits says “© 2016 Absurda: The Year of Monkey.” (Absurda is listed as “A David Lynch Company,” apparently named after a 2007 short film of his, and 2016 was indeed the year of the monkey in the Chinese calendar.)

What Did Jack Do? premiered in November 2017 at Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, a modern art museum in Paris that also produced the short film. And it turns out that Lynch was working on it as early as 2014, when he was already in the midst of preproduction on the third season of Twin Peaks. He hinted at the project in a December 2014 interview with The Guardian, saying, “I love to build things and this is for a monkey film.” (Lynch is also credited for set design and set construction on the film.) He continued, “I’m working with a monkey named Jack and that’ll come out sometime. It is not a chimpanzee, the monkey came up from South America.”

Glad that’s settled, then.

Source: Polygon.com

Destiny 2 Bastion Gravesite Guide: How To Find Reysk’s Grave

After a week of community-wide puzzle-solving, the maze-like Corridors of Time have finally been traversed in Destiny 2. Finding your way through the maze unlocks the Exotic quest for Bastion, a new Kinetic fusion rifle, fully two weeks early. You can wait until Tuesday to get the quest without the extra step of solving the Corridors of Time, but even if you skip the maze portion of the quest, you’ll still have to hunt down another secret.

That secret is a specific location on the Tangled Shore: a Fallen gravesite. It’s a bit out of the way and easy to miss. Here’s where you need to go to find the grave, which unlocks a new version of the Tangled Shore Strike known as The Hallowed Lair. If you need more info, check out our Bastion guide for a complete rundown on the Exotic quest.

Where To Find The Fallen Gravesite

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Head to the Tangled Shore and make your way to Four-Horned Gulch. Once there, you’re looking for the Trapper’s Cave Lost Sector, located in the middle of the area in a trench near its western side. Yo You won’t need to fully complete Trapper’s Cave to find what you’re looking for, but you’ll need to keep your eyes open to locate the gravesite.

Head Into Trapper’s Cave

Descend into Trapper’s Cave and make your way forward. You’ll first hit a group of sleeping Cabal War Beasts. Clear them out and keep moving into the next big room. You should find yourself at the top of a waterfall, with a bunch of Cabal Legionaries and Psions hanging out in the area below you.

Clear the enemies and drop down to the base of the waterfall. With the waterfall at your back, look to your left. You should see the smoky blue trail of Corrupted Ether swirling around the area, making a trail to the left wall of the room. Approach the spot, which is hidden a bit in shadow, and you’ll be prompted the check the gravesite.

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Interacting with the grave will give you a new step in the Bastion quest, awarding you the Altered Chief quest item. You’ll also trigger a Scorn ambush, so be careful not to get yourself blown up while you’re investigating the grave. Once you have what you need, you’re clear to leave Trapper’s Cave without moving on to complete the Lost Sector if you so choose.

Return To Saint-14

Once you’ve found the gravesite, your next step is to head back to Saint-14 and show him what you’ve found. That’ll unlock a new version of The Hallowed Lair on your Director, titled “The Hallowed Lair, Memento.” Head into the Strike and complete it to finish the Bastion quest. Check out our full Bastion guide and our Corridors of Time guide to make sure you complete all the steps, gather all the rewards, and unlock all the story for the Bastion quest.

Source: GameSpot.com

Dying Light 2 Delayed Indefinitely, Dev Confirms

Techland has confirmed that Dying Light 2 has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled to land in Spring 2020, but the studio has officially pushed the Dying Light sequel indefinitely for the time being.

The developer tweeted out a statement, saying it needs more time on the project. “We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision,” Techland wrote. “We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back as soon as we have more information.

“We apologize for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, the fans.”

Techland has not announced a new release date for Dying Light 2. However, the game is still expected to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Dying Light 2’s delay follows a week of game delays for some of the year’s most anticipated projects. Square Enix confirmed delays for both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, while RPG studio CD Projekt Red announced a significant delay for Cyberpunk 2077, which will now launch this September.

Source: GameSpot.com

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne DLC on console and PC will sync up in April

Now that Monster Hunter: World’s excellent Iceborne expansion has been released on Windows PC, Capcom is looking to get all its ducks in a row for the future. Major updates for Iceborne will go live simultaneously for all three versions of the game — PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One — starting in April, the publisher announced Sunday.

In the meantime, Capcom will begin rolling out updates for Iceborne on PC in February to catch up with the console versions. The first patch is set to be released on Feb. 6, and it will add Rajang and a new Volcanic Region to the game. It will also bring the Resident Evil crossover event to PC; console players experienced that limited-time event in November. In late February, the Holiday Joy Fest will arrive on PC. Title Update 2, scheduled for March 12, will focus on Stygian Zinogre and introduce a new Tundra Region.

Title Update 3, which will be released on consoles in March, will bring “two additional variant monsters” to Iceborne, Capcom said in a news release. PS4 and Xbox One players will also get more limited-time events in February and March. And finally, at some point “later in April,” Title Update 3 will debut on PC — and from then on, all three versions will get major content updates at the same time. In April, a patch will introduce Arch-Tempered and Master Rank versions of certain monsters, and in May, a “fan-favorite monster” will return. Capcom also said it is planning further updates for “June and beyond.”

For now, Monster Hunter: World players on all platforms can mark the second anniversary of the game’s debut in an event that runs from Jan. 23 through Feb. 13. All players can check out the Appreciation Fest in the Astera Gathering Hub, and those who own the Iceborne expansion can enjoy a special “cosmic” version called the Grand Appreciation Fest. Additional details are available in Capcom’s Iceborne DLC roadmap below.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne title update roadmap from January through June 2020 Click to enlarge Image: Capcom
Source: Polygon.com

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Outlines Its Content Roadmap, Including Platform Parity

The PC version of Monster Hunter: World will quickly catch up to its console counterparts in regards to new content, in-game events, and title updates. Capcom has shared a roadmap for the Iceborne expansion, outlining everything coming to the game over the next few months.

The exciting news for PC players is the fact that PC and console update schedules will finally sync up beginning in April. The PC version has lagged behind in this regard ever since it launched seven months after the initial console release back in January 2018. As such, content updates and in-game events occurred on a PC-specific schedule, with the belated PC release of Iceborne facing the same situation. This will be a thing of the past come April, as every platform is set to achieve update parity.

Before then, however, Capcom has a swathe of new content coming to both the PC and console versions of Monster Hunter: World. The Grand Appreciation Fest kicks off simultaneously across all platforms on January 24 to February 13, celebrating the game’s second anniversary with an opportunity for players to attain new layered armor and unique gear. February 6 sees the first title update for PC, which introduces the fearsome Rajang along with adding the Volcanic Region to the Guiding Lands endgame area. The limited-time event, Racoon City Collaboration, also arrives on PC in February, letting you craft Leon and Claire armor from Resident Evil 2. The Holiday Joy Fest event occurs in February for PC players, too, with yet more layered armor to earn.

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March 12 marks the release of the second title update on PC, introducing the Stygian Zinogre and Safi’jiiva to the game. The Guiding Lands will also be expanded even further with the addition of the Tundra Region. In April, PC players will be getting the console version’s March updates, as well as a third major title update. This will include two new monster variants, and Arch-Tempered and Master Rank versions of existing monsters, marking the point when both PC and console schedules sync up. After this, May sees the return of a fan-favorite monster, while new monsters and updates are planned for June and beyond.

Monster Hunter: World is far and away Capcom’s most successful game in history, surpassing 15 million copies shipped worldwide, while Iceborne itself has climbed to 4 million copies. Capcom is even working with Hollywood to produce a new Monster Hunter film starring Milla Jovovich coming this September.

Source: GameSpot.com

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