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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus demo launches for console, PC

Players can try their hand at Wolfenstein II today with a new free trial. The demo, now available on Live, PSN, and Steam, features the first level of The New Colossus. Those who want to continue the campaign will be able to carry over their save data to the final version.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ DLC plans detailed

MachineGames has outlined their plans for Wolfenstein II’s post-launch support. The studio has several pieces of downloaded content in the works. The drops, collectively titled The Freedom Chronicles, introduce three new heroes to the resistance. The pieces can be downloaded separately or together, as part of the Season Pass. The first release, Episode Zero, is available for those who pre-ordered or have the pass, and introduces players to Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant, and Gerald Wilkins. The next pack, The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe, is slated for December 14. As former quarterback Joseph Stallion, players will “smash through Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space!” Next up is The Diaries of Agent Silent Death on January 30. The add-on follows ex-OSS agent and assassin Jessica Valiant as she infiltrates Nazi bunkers in California. The final drop, The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins, is slated to go live in March. As US Army Captain Gerald Wilkins, players head to Alaska in order to take down Operation Black Sun.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: WWII

“… a conservative entry that offers a fun if familiar campaign that sees players returning to the battlefields of Europe, along with a multiplayer component that isn’t quite ready for prime time.”

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Europe calls! Call of Duty: WWII released for console, PC

The Allies set out for their historic showdown with the Third Reich today with the launch of Call of Duty: WWII. As Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels, a member of the 1st Infantry Division, players will find themselves fighting on several different fronts alongside British and French Resistance forces. Multiplayer, co-developed with Raven Software, features team-drive modes, with Allies and Axis soldiers battling it out in objective-based missions with player-created characters from classes across five divisions. All will interact in a new social space called Headquarters. Nazi Zombies also returns with a standalone storyline that introduces new characters who find themselves in a Bavarian village. In addition to the standard edition, there is the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes with the Season Pass, as well as the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

“… provides a memorable experience that can be as frustrating as it is fascinating.”

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Halo 5: Guardians – Overtime update adds 4K support, modes, more

Halo 5: Guardians received its Overtime update today. The latest patch adds 4K support and other enhancements for Xbox One X, Oddball mode, the Local Server app, new commendations, weapon tweaks, and eSports-themed weapon skins. Full details can be found on Halo Waypoint, including a list of bug fixes, added Respawn menu options, and Forge additions

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GTA Online’s Halloween event, discounts, and more announced

GTA Online is following its four-year milestone with a host of new additions, and some Halloween discounts. One of the new vehicles is the Western Seabreeze, which can land on a runaway or open ocean, and can be outfitted with a machine gun and a bomb bay. Halloween celebrations are ongoing with Double GTA$ & RP across numerous modes for the day: Lost vs Damned, Slasher, Beast vs Slasher, Come Out to Play, and the Transform – Inferno Race. From today until November 6, Double GTA$ & RP bonuses are offered in Adversary Mode Condemned and a special Halloween Playlist that features the new Inferno Transform Race, Lost Vs Damned, and Slasher. Discounts are also running during the same period for Fränken Stange, Lurcher, LCC Sanctus, and Duke O’Death. A list of discounts and events can be found below. Rockstar also sent out a reminder that players can claim GTA$400,000 by logging in through November 6, which should hitting Maze Bank accounts by November 13.

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Star Wars Battlefront II loot crate mechanics get tweaked

Dice has announced that fan feedback has led to a change in Star Wars Battlefront II’s use of loot crates. The recent beta offered players a chance to voice their opinions about the usage of crates to attain high-end items and kit, which has resulted in a change in how they will affect character progression. The key tweaks are that Epic Star Cards have been removed from crates, crafting upgraded Star Cards requires reaching a certain rank, most weapons are now locked behind milestones, and class-specific gear and items are earned by unlocking them through play. A recent studio blog post details the studio’s decision.

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Call of Duty: WWII trailer highlights Carentan multiplayer map

A new trailer has gone live showcasing the Carentan multiplayer map in Call of Duty: WWII. The war-torn French town makes its return as the series doubles back to World War II, with players battling one another to take a strategic German stronghold. The map will initially be available on day one to owners of the Season Pass or Digital Deluxe Edition.

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Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris dated December 5, trailer up

The first expansion for Destiny 2 has been revealed: Curse of Osiris. Set to go live on December 5, Expansion I takes place after the original campaign, with players assigned the task of heading to Mercury in order to track down a powerful Warlock named Osiris. The planet hosts a new social place, the Lighthouse, and location, Infinite Forest. Both offer access to additional missions, strikes, and free-roam activities, along with a new world quest and raid content. Check out the trailer below.

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