Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: FPS

Doom multiplayer beta opening to all on April 15, DLC plans detailed

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Open Multiplayer Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

id Software is opening up the Doom multiplayer beta to everyone beginning April 15. Through April 17, players will be able to jump into the beta without a code and try out two modes—Team Deathmatch and Warpath—on Heatwave and Infernal. Post-launch content was also announced, and will come in the form of updates for SnapMap and multiplayer. For SnapMap, the game’s map-making and sharing suite, there are plans to release new AI enhancements, features, modules, objects, and props. Multiplayer will receive free game modes as well as for-pay packs. The latter will add new maps, hack modules, playable demons, and weapons beginning this summer. Each drop will cost $14.99 each or $39.99 as part of the Season Pass.

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Halo 5 – Ghosts of Meridian update to add new weapons, maps

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) Ghosts of Meridian Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has detailed their next free update for Halo 5, Ghosts of Meridian. Slated to go live next week, the new drop will add customization items, maps, vehicles, and weapons. The maps will add one to Warzone (Skirmish at Darkstar) and another to Arena (Tyrant). One of the new weapons is a Legendary gravity hammer dubbed Tartarus’ Gavel, which causes kinetic explosions as well as increases speed, jump height, and shield strength. 343 will be demonstrating the new content on Tuesday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel and on Halo Channel.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse detailed, hitting PS4 on April 19

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Eclipse Announcement - Screenshot 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second downloadable pack, Eclipse, will be launching on PSN on April 19. As with its predecessors, the drop will debut for PS4 with PC and Xbox One versions following afterwards. Eclipse will come with four multiplayer maps—Knockout, Rift, Spire, and Verge—with one being a re-imagining of World at War’s Banzai. Details for each can be found below. A new Zombies entry is also in the pack, Zetsubou No Shima. The latest chapter follows the Origin characters as they make their way to the Division 9 facility in the Pacific—during World War II.

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Doom live-action trailer, closed multiplayer beta go live

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Multiplayer Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Bethesda has released a new live-action trailer for Doom. With apologies to The Rock, the one minute of the lone marine battling demons is better than the entirety of the 2005 film. The video’s release coincides with the launch of the closed multiplayer beta. The beta is ongoing for all systems and runs through April 3. To get beta players up to speed on the mechanics, id has created a playlist of gameplay videos.

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Destiny – Update 2.2.0 gear to be detailed in new livestream

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) April Livestream 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie has announced the line-up and topic for their second Destiny livestream event. Update 2.2.0, set to go live on April 12, is going to be further detailed tomorrow at 1 p.m. (CST) with a new group. Art lead Keith Bachman and designer Brent Woodrow will be joining the stream to discuss the new gear that’s being included with the patch. To check it out, bookmark Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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Homefront: The Revolution gets new guerilla warfare combat trailer

Homefront The Revolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Combat Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deep Silver has released a new trailer for Homefront: The Revolution highlighting the role of guerilla combat. Titled Guerilla Warfare 101, the video covers ambushing patrols, modifying weapons, and utilizing the day-and-night cycle to get the drop on enemies. Modulars weapons will allow players to quickly customize their weapons, while a toolkit offers access to a variety of items, including IEDs, incendiary devices, and hacking equipment. All of the tools and weapons will be available in single player as well as online co-op.

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Halo World Championship 2016 schedule, Spartan’s Armory REQ out

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) Halo World Championship Info Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released details on how Halo fans can check out the Halo World Championship 2016. The 16-team event has a prize pool worth $2.5 million and is set to kick off next week in Hollywood, CA, from Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20. The playoffs will begin at 11 a.m. (CST) on Friday and Saturday, followed by the Finals at 6 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, and be streamed at Twitch.tv/Halo and through the Twitch App on Xbox One. The finals can also be watched on the Xbox Live Events Interactive app, which is available through the Xbox Store. Everyone who watches the final will receive a free HaloWC Gamerpic and REQ Pack, which will include the rare Challenger armor set. The 14-skin Spartan’s Armory REQ is also live from now until midnight March 20 for 80,000 RP/$9.99. The full schedule, along with REQ info, can be found below.

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GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics up, adds rides and more

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS4, Xbox One) GTA Online Lowriders Custom Classics Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Lowriders: Custom Classics update has gone live for GTA Online. The download expands the number of Lowriders stocked at Benny’s Original Motor Works, adds new weapons at Ammu-Nation, and increases the amount of clothes and accessories. Some of the additions include two upgradeable muscle cars—Vapid Slamvan and Dundreary Virgo Classic—Compact Rifle, Double Barrel Shotgun, 16 tattoo designs, and three hairstyles. Sumo Adversary Mode has also been added, pitting solo players or a team against others in an attempt to force one side out of a marked area.

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Doom multiplayer footage released, closed beta dated

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Multiplayer Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Doom. The latest footage is from the multiplayer component, which will be entering closed beta shortly. The closed beta is scheduled to run from March 31 to April 1 for all platforms. Info on the upcoming event can be found here for those who redeemed the beta code from their pre-orders of Wolfenstein: The New Order.

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Superhot launches for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC

Superhot (PC, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The time-bending first-person shooter Superhot is now available for PC. As the gung-ho protagonist, players must fight through hordes of enemies without ammo drops, regenerating health bars, or any fancy aides—only what they can scavenge off of defeated foes. However, they do have one thing on their side, which is that enemies only move when the player moves. The game includes several modes, including Endless Mode, Challenge Mode, Extras (with mini-games), and Replay Editor.

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