Elder Scrolls Online Scalebreaker DLC Launching in August

Quakecon was held over the weekend and during it, the release of the Elder Scrolls Online Scalebreaker DLC was announced as August 12th for PC and Mac and August 27th for consoles. It includes two new dungeons and sees the return of the beloved Sai Sahan.

We also got to find out some details about improvements that are coming to the game from now until Q2 next year. The Q4 update is called Dragonhold and will include Southern Elsweyr. The Q4 2019 update includes a complete re-write of the LFG system, a memory management overhaul, and the first of the behind the scenes combat ability improvements. Q1 2020’s update is currently in development. It will include more of the behind the scenes combat ability improvements as well as a patching overhaul. Other updates then include faster loading art and characters, frame rate improvements, and server optimization. Finally, in Q2 2020, there will be more frame rate improvements, an account database “Cold Storage,” and additional bug fixes.

From the sounds of it the developers are hard at work implementing upgrades and making changes to the game based on the feedback of players. These little backend changes will have a huge impact on the quality of life of the game. It’s great to see that even after all this time since the game launched there are still improvements that can be made to make the game just that little bit better. While Scalebreaker may be just around the corner it’s not hard to admit that Dragonhold is what we’re really looking forward to. It is the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of updates after all.

 

Source: Quakecon

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Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Introduced Along with 2019 Plans

On a livestream today Zenimax unpacked the 2019 plans for Elder Scrolls Online. These plans include Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr which will bring the zone of Elsweyer, the home of the Khajiit. Elsweyr also introduces the Necromancer class, 30 hours of new adventures, and a new World Event; Dragon Attacks.

Yes! Dragons are at last coming to Elder Scrolls Online they’re also bringing a year-long event with them, the Season of Dragon. It begins in February with the release of the Wrathstone DLC game pack, continues through the release of Elsweyr, then beyond into the Q3 DLC dungeon pack and the Q4 Story DLC. The Season of Dragon will connect all four updates into one massive adventure.

Elsweyr is set to launch on June 4th for PC, Mac, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. It will be available in Early Access for pre-purchase for PC and Mac starting May 20th. Speaking of pre-ordering, any current player who pre-orders Elsweyr will earn immediate access to an exclusive mount. Details about the Standard Edition, Upgrade Editions, and Collector’s Edition can all be found on the official Elder Scrolls Online website.

From the sound of it, Elder Scrolls Online has a very busy year planned. Events are already taking place in game like the Midyear Mayhem PvP event that has been running since January 10th and will continue until January 21st.

You’ll also be able to transform your Nascent Indrik mount by participating in this year’s events. Each Q1 event will give you the opportunity to buy Indrik berries. These events are Midyear Mayhem, Morrowind Celebration, Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration, and Jester’s Festival. When you get enough berries to evolve you’ll be able to immediately start working on evolving a new Nascent Indrik.

 

Source: Press Release

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Bless Online: Novice Pack Steam DLC Giveaway

Bless Online, also known simply as Bless, is a brilliant epic fantasy MMORPG from Neowiz which centers on an ongoing war between two warring factions. The vast and incredibly detailed world of BLESS is painstakingly brought to life by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible through the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 graphics technology. Soak in the sights and completely immerse yourself in this living, breathing world full of rich lore and history. Create your character and choose from one of nearly 10 races and 8 classes, and set off for adventure and excitement! To help new adventurers get off on the right foot, Bless and MMOGames have teamed up to bring you this super helpful giveaway. Enter the Bless Online: Novice Pack Steam DLC Giveaway now for your chance at a key that unlocks the Bless Online: Novice Pack DLC for free on Steam, a 19.99 USD / EUR value!

 

Bless Online: Novice Pack Steam DLC Giveaway

 

What You Get From The Bless Online: Novice Pack Steam DLC Giveaway

  • A free unlock of the Bless Online: Novice Pack containing the following items:
    • Premium Membership (30 Days) – A 30 Day Premium Membership that offers special benefits such as premium mount/pet skins, convenience items, and in-game buffs.
    • Skill Reset Scroll (x1) – The ‘Skill Reset Scroll’ resets all gems and skill growth points, allowing players to make new choices about their tactics.
    • Gender & Appearance Change Item (1 day) – Change your character’s appearance any way you like with the Gender & Appearance Change Item!

 

How To Redeem Your Bless Online: Novice Pack Steam DLC Giveaway Key

  1. Launch the Steam client software and log into your Steam account. If you do not have a Steam client, go here to install Steam and create an account.
  2. Click the Games Menu.
  3. Choose Activate a Product on Steam.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
  5. Players can claim the items in the Account Mail in-game.

 

Enter Via Gleam

Sign in with a selection of options within the Gleam widgets at the end of this post and complete one or more entries to enter. You can select all of them or just one, it’s entirely up to you, though the more you choose, the more chances you have to win! This round of the giveaway will end on Monday, November 12, 2018. We will contact the winners by email, so be sure to check your email often! If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Bless Online: Novice Pack Steam DLC Giveaway

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Destiny 2: Forsaken to Include Osiris and Warmind

Bungie has decided to perhaps make the purchase of its latest DLC a little more enticing. Starting next week, a Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC purchase will also get you Curse of Osiris and Warmind at no additional cost and without having to buy a special bundle.

destiny 2: forsaken dlc

According to the weekly post from Bungie, the decision to tie all DLC together with Forsaken was meant to make it less complicated for new arrivals to start their Destiny 2 lives. “Our hope is that this will eliminate some of the questions that confront a player as they try to join our party,” explains the announcement

This change to the Forsaken DLC will be effective starting on Tuesday, October 16th. For those who bought Forsaken before that point, you’ll be rewarded with a bundle that packs in a unique emblem, shader, two Exotic emotes and a bunch of consumables. The shader and emblem will be unique to this bundle, while the emotes will come to Eververse at a later date. This thank-you bundle will arrive at some time in December.

“When the new Guardians arrive, please join us in extending to them the welcome that has made this community so notorious as an awesome group of people,” closes the announcement.

Our Thoughts

Considering how inextricably connected new DLC is to playing Destiny 2 with others, this certainly is a smart move. We’re just curious whether the goodies bundle is enough recompense for those who bought Forsaken before the 16th. Personally speaking, it’ll be nice to see more new arrivals come to the game, because MMOs and multiplayer games are always better with more people.

Source: Bungie website

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ESO Wades through the Murkmire and Update 20

Hope you don’t mind getting your feet dirty, because The Elder Scrolls Online is headed for the swamp in its next update. An ESO Murkmire developer preview has offered a closer look at the MMORPG’s next DLC as well as features coming in the game’s 20th update.

eso murkmire developer preview

Murkmire will open up a new zone in the southern reaches of the Black Marsh, where players can expect to find crumbling Imperial ruins, dense jungles, and the Argonians and their relationship with the Hist trees. Of course, there’s more to do than just sightseeing – a lost artifact fuels the narrative of Murkmire, and it will be up to players to join with the local Argonians to find it.

The new DLC will also open up a four-player leaderboard arena which seeks to test your team’s mettle through five stages. Making your way through the Arena will reward players with unique items, like a greatsword that improves the Uppercut ability or new item sets.

For those not interested in buying DLC, there’s a few intriguing new things coming with Update 20. The Alliance War map will now feature destructible bridges and Milegates, along with new alternate nearby routes and new Outposts. There will also be some quality-of-life improvements and combat adjustments as per the usual.

Our Thoughts

It’s actually kind of funny. The more I think about what lore I know from the Elder Scrolls universe, the more I realize I know almost next to nothing about the Argonians. So ideally this new DLC will bring a number of interesting revelations. Also, we certainly hope it brings enjoyable things for players to do, naturally.

Source: official site

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Shadows over Bögenhafen DLC for Vermintide 2 Releases

The thing about cursed objects is that stuffing them into a closet doesn’t suddenly make them not cursed. This is a lesson the citizens of Bögenhafen are learning all too well, and as usual it’s up to the player heroes to clean up the mess. That’s the setup for today’s Shadows over Bögenhafen DLC release for Vermintide 2. More or less.

Shadows over Bögenhafen dlc

Shadows over Bögenhafen introduces players of the co-op critter slasher to the titular town, which has fallen under the curse of the Blightreaper, a pestilent blade that has brought a Nurgle infestation. The task: cleave through the threats, find the Blightreaper, and perhaps see it unmade.

The new DLC adds two new levels for players to cut through in the form of The Pit and The Cleansing, along with a number of new challenges and quests to overcome. Rewards added in this DLC include new skins, portrait frames, Illusions and hats. Those who own the DLC can even invite players who don’t have the expansion pack into their runs.

Unsurprisingly, developer Fatshark’s CEO Martin Wahlund is pretty excited. “Shadows over Bögenhafen adds even more compelling content that should challenge and satisfy even the most hardened players,” says Wahlund in a statement. “After the huge success with the release of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 we remain focused on supporting the game with new content and experiences.”

The DLC is arriving today on Steam for those who are interested. There’s also a release trailer that sets the scene you can view below.

Our Thoughts

We’re not sure two levels is a lot for a DLC’s release, but then again those could be some pretty compelling two levels regardless. In any case, for fans of this particular online co-op game, we hope they have a good time in Bögenhafen one can in a plague-ridden city.

Source: press release

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Dota 2 Announces a Gabe Newell Voice Pack

Nothing brings the excitement of a rousing round of Dota 2 quite like the vanilla monotone of Gabe Newell. Whether you find that statement hilarious or painfully true, those who get the Battle Pass are now going to be getting themselves a Gabe Newell voice pack.

gabe newell voice pack

The reveal of the new announcer pack was made during yesterday’s leg of this year’s International event in a rather amusing announcement trailer. In the video, Valve’s big boss is in the recording studio with members of the sound staff who quickly find that a simple 15-line recording session becomes a hair-pulling marathon of frustration.

The Battle Pass, as Dota 2 fans likely already know, is the primary fuel that funds The International’s immense prize pool with 25% of Battle Pass sales going into the event’s pot. At the time of this writing, the total pool sits at over $25 million, with first place getting nearly $11 million and 18th place getting just over $62,000.

You can take in the sugary, dulcet tones of Gabe Newell’s recording session in the aforementioned trailer below.

Our Thoughts

From the blank look on Newell’s face to his confusion at the concept of the number three, we have to admit that there’s a certain level of charm in both the announcement trailer and the voice lines themselves. Of course, whether the jokes inherent in this new announcer pack have staying power is entirely up to fans of the game, but it’s hard to ignore the meme factor in this piece of DLC.

Sources: YouTube, official site

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Vermintide 2 Announces the Shadows over Bogenhafen DLC

If you’re a regular player of the multiplayer rat-poking simulator Vermintide 2, you’ve probably near max in terms of advancement and ready for whatever’s next. We now know just what that next is with the reveal of the Shadows over Bogenhafen DLC, which has a release date and…that’s about it, honestly.

shadows over bogenhafen dlc

There aren’t an awful lot of details about this new DLC yet in terms of content, but the announcement quotes Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund as saying that players “will be tested like never before by Grandfather Nurgle’s unpleasant attentions.”

The announcement also promises that this coming fall season will see more content arriving to Vermintide 2 overall, though once again is mum on the details of what that content will look like and when it will specifically release.

What we can say for sure is that Shadows over Bogenhafen will release on Tuesday, August 28th for PC and Xbox One. The vagueness otherwise continues with the teaser trailer below.

Our Thoughts

We really wish we had more to report here, but then again having a release date for the next DLC isn’t exactly bad to hear about regardless. Here’s hoping that we’ll get some more firm details on what the fall updates and new DLC will bring to this slice (get it?) of multiplayer co-op gaming.

Source: press release

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Ark Park Pterosaur Hill DLC Launches Today

The first DLC for the VR dinosaur game Ark Park launched today on SteamVR, Windows MR/PSVR today. Ark Park Pterosaur Hill is built completely around the concept of flight. In addition to using land-based vehicles to explore three new maps players will also be able to float in a hot air balloon, ride a sky lift, or get in a cable car to be amongst the clouds and the nest of the Quetzalcoatlus, the largest prehistoric flying creature.

In the new battle map called Death Valley players will be able to climb onto a pterosaur and traverse the Death Canyon in search of the nest of a fire-breathing dragon. The map also features in air combat.

In all the new DLC includes…

3 New exploration maps: Mountain Lake, Crystal Sky Lift, and Aviary
1 New battle map: Death Valley
2 New battle weapons: Tachi, Shotgun
2. New consumable items: Grenade, Crossbow
1 New collecting tool: Scythe
1 New resource: Asteroid Rock
14 New creatures
8 New subspecies

This expansion is exactly the kind of thing that virtual reality was made for. Flying on the back of a dinosaur is one of those things that we’ve all dreamed about doing and now thanks to Ark Park we can do just that.

Pterosaur Hill has voiceovers and subtitles in English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. It is expected to launch on the Oculus Rift and Viveport sometime in early July. The DLC is completely free for anyone who already owns the game.

Ark: Survival Evolved, the game which Ark Park is a spinoff of is currently on sale on Steam for 67% off as part of the Steam Summer sale. PixArk, the Minecraft meets Ark: Survival Evolved game is also on sale, for 20% off until July 5th.

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