Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: DLC

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind now available for console, PC

Role-playing gamers can now dive into The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. The expansion is noted to add over 30 hours of story content, along with the nature-magic-based Warden playable class, fast-paced player-versus-player Battlegrounds mode, and a 12-player Trial. Of course, the biggest addition—literally, as it’s the largest zone added since launch—is Vvardenfell Island. Morrowind fans will get to see the island 700 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls III. New players can head straight to the island, tackling the original ESO content at any time, while current players can head there with a quick upgrade for their character or try it as a new Warden.

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Gears of War 4 to get maps, difficulty, more with Rise of the Horde

Gears of War 4 is said to be getting its biggest update yet with the impending release of Rise of the Horde. Scheduled to launch on June 6, the free update will add 15 Horde Skills (three per class), Level 6 Skills, Loot Drops, additional difficulty levels for Campaign and Horde (Inconceivable and Ironman), and other tweaks to Horde. Also this month, two maps are returning from previous entries, Gears of War 2’s Avalanche and Gears 3’s Rust Lung. A trial is also slated to take place between June 9-15, offering players the chance to try the game for free for 10 hours, which includes the first campaign act and full access to Horde and Versus. Season Pass Holders will receive five exclusive Horde Skills when the update goes live. A full rundown of the changes can be found here.

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Arc System releases Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 update on Steam

PC gamers are getting the latest Guilty Gear version today with the release of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2. The update is available through Steam for $18.99, though note that it requires Revelator. The new iteration adds two characters (Answer and the return of Baiken), storyline scenarios, balance changes, additional techniques, improved online play, and several fighter-specific episodes. With the newcomers, the roster is now up to 25 combatants. Bundles are also available for the upgrade plus its DLC as as well as others that add Revelator.

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Titanfall 2 – Monarch’s Reign adds new Titan and reimagined map

Titanfall 2’s latest download pack, Monarch’s Reign, has gone live. The drop adds the seventh multiplayer Titan, the IMC’s reverse-engineered Vanguard-class Titan dubbed Monarch. Their take focuses on support options with a unique Upgrade Core that allows for improved combat abilities during battle based on Pilot-set options. Players can also recharge the unit’s shields by drawing power from enemy or friendly Titans. Relic, a map from the original Titanfall, also returns, now set in the wreck of the IMC carrier IMS Odyssey. The pack also adds for-pay cosmetic items, art packs, and a callsign pack.

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May update adds community photos, recipe to Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix has released the May update for Final Fantasy XV. The free download adds a recipe that was voted on by players from Taiwan, Stinky Tofu, and winning community photos that can be found in the Hammerhead restaurant. The team also added an in-game survey to get feedback on future updates and downloadable packs. Looking ahead, beginning next Tuesday, players can grab the freebie Trendy Outfit for Noctis off Live and PSN.

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Morrowind’s politics highlighted in ‘Assassins and Great Houses’

Bethesda has released a trailer highlighting the down-and-dirty politics that dominate Morrowind in The Elder Scrolls Online. In Assassins and Great Houses, players get a look at the intrigue that takes place throughout Vvardenfell, which will require them to work with several factions. In particular, they will have to balance their relationships with the three houses that dominate the realm: House Hlaalu, House Redoran, and House Telvanni.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II receives first of five free content updates

Square Enix has released a free content update for Dragon Quest Heroes II. This marks the first of five updates that will add extended character-specific sidequests, Slime weapons, and extra multiplayer content. Today’s patch adds two sidequests, Episode Torneko and Episode Maribel & Ruff. The remaining updates and their content can be found listed below, along with a few new screenshots.

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Nier: Automata adds costumes, sidequests, boss fights with CEOs

Nier: Automata’s first round of downloadable content has gone live. The drop, titled 3C3C1D119440927, costs $13.99 and includes three colosseums along with extra sidequests. The latter bestow costume rewards, with several from Nier: Replicant (Revealing Outfit for 2B, Young Man’s Outfit for 9S and Destroyer Outfit for A2), records for the jukebox, equipment and cosmetic accessories (color-changing hairspray for 2B and A2), stat-boosting masks, and special bullets that alter the enemy’s appearance. To cap it off, the colosseum battles will pit players against Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato.

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Gears of War 4’s May update goes live tomorrow with maps, rewards

The Coalition is set to release Gears of War 4’s May content update tomorrow. The download will feature two maps, the return of Gears of War 2’s Security as well as a newcomer, Dawn. Security has been given a graphical boost, shifting the setting to a dilapidated COG depository with working defense lasers, along with tweaks that are said to incorporate “Gears 4’s close-cover combat, Horde and proper support for respawn-based modes like TDM.” Dawn is set in an Outsider village set around an abandoned mining colony with two defensive structures, tight corridors, and open spaces. Lasers have also been adjusted, now turning on instead of off when a button is pressed in Horde. Other improvements include Multi-GPU support for Windows 10, a new Horde Variant, the return of Gnashers Only King of the Hill for Versus, craftable Locust Grenadier Elite, Season skin rewards, and Zombie Ben Carmine.

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Halo Wars 2 adds a new Banished Leader, Colony, in latest DLC

Halo Wars 2 received its second downloadable pack, Colony. Colony is a Hunter pair that functions as a single Leader, and can be selected in every multiplayer mode. The creatures command the Banished Lekgolo on the Ark, which allows them to create and expand clusters that can control and repair vehicles. This allows Colony to tromp around the battlefield with a horde of Lekgolo-driven constructs that can be improved and healed, and if needed, reinforced with Colony Drop and Devastating Host. Friendly vehicles can also be commandeered using Vehicle Symbiotes, while nearby allies are healed with the passive ability Combat Repair.

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