Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: FPS

MS announces top 16 teams heading to Halo World Championship

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Microsoft has released the names of the final 16 teams in the Halo 5: Guardians’ Halo World Championship (HaloWC). The 16 were able to make their way through the North American Regionals, and now they get the chance to take home the $1 million prize pool. The Grand Finals are set to take place from March 18 through March 20 in Hollywood, CA, with the venue set to be announced on March 4. Additional details will be revealed at Halo.gg. The full list of teams heading to the big show has been posted below.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack launches on Steam

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Activision has released Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack for PC. The multiplayer-only download is even more streamlined than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III, and will be unlisted on February 29. The pack allows access to public ranked matches as well as Arena, Black Market, Freerun, Gunsmith, Theater, and Weapon Paint Shop. The download costs $14.99, and for those who end up wanting the complete experience, an in-game option allows players to upgrade to the full version.

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PC News

Doom to be released in May, new trailer, collector’s edition reveled

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Bethesda has announced that Doom will be launching on May 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition, the game will be released as a standard as well as a collector’s edition. Both of which will be eligible for a pre-order bonus, the Demon Multiplayer downloadable pack. A new gameplay trailer has gone live to celebrate the news.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening launches on PSN for PS4

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Treyarch has released their latest download pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Awakening, for PS4. The drop includes four new multiplayer maps, including a re-imagined version of Black Ops II’s Hijacked, and a chapter for Zombies, Der Eisendrache. Der Eisendrache is the first in a four-part series that sees the return of Origin characters Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Details for all additions can be found below.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

The Replacer’s back to sell Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening

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Treyarch’s brought back an old acquaintance to promote the new Awakening DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Replacer Returns sees Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Blacklist) reprising his role as series pitchman and going through a bizarre sequence of events that sees him walking dogs, cooking, and modeling. Awakening is set to hit on February 2 for PS4 with four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mission, Der Eisendrache.

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Homefront: The Revolution co-op mode trailer, details released

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Deep Silver has detailed the four-player co-op mode in Homefront: The Revolution. The upcoming open-world first-person shooter’s Resistance Mode will allow players to form a Resistance Cell to battle the KPA in story-driven missions throughout Philadelphia. Players will level as they play, unlocking new skills, equipment, and weapon blueprints. A trailer was released to show the mode in action, while a closed beta is currently scheduled to run February 11-14 for Xbox One. Community members who’ve signed up on the official site will also get a chance to take part in stress tests, which are planned for January 29 and February 5 for Xbox One. Also announced is the Revolutionary Spirit pre-order pack, which will come with unique skins and access to select weapons for the campaign.

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Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrach trailer released

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The official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrache has gone live. The first downloadable chapter in the latest Zombies mode adds Origin characters Dempsey, Nicolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The group must explore a medieval castle that’s been built on a deposit of Element 115, and survive the ensuing onslaught of monsters. Awakening will be released first for PS4 on February 2.

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Halo 5: Guardians free DLC, Infinity’s Armory, now available

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343 Industries has released their latest free content update for Halo 5: Guardians. Infinity’s Armory adds new maps (Riptide for Arena, Urban for Warzone Assault), assassinations, skins, weapons, including carbine variations and the Halo 2 Battle Rifle, and the Achilles armor set. The update also features numerous gameplay tweaks and fixes. A full change log can be found at Halo Waypoint.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Infinity’s Armory detailed, launching next week

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343 Industries is prepping to release their third content update for Halo 5: Guardians, Infinity’s Armory. The download will include a new Arena map, the debris-filled Riptide; a new Warzone Assault Map, Urban; and the Halo 2 Battle Rifle as a Mythic REQ in Warzone and in Forge. Those are in addition to several other REQs, including rare variants of the carbine, new assassinations, and the Achilles armor set. Infinity’s Armory will be free, as with Cartographer’s Gift and Battle of Shadow and Light, and download automatically next week.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Homefront: The Revolution dated, closed beta announced, trailer up

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Homefront’s upcoming open-world sequel The Revolution has been officially dated for May 17, according to Deep Silver. A closed beta is also scheduled for February, but it will only be for the Xbox One version, and gaining access to it will require an Xbox One Beta Token. Deep Silver noted that the best way to get a token is by registering on the official site, since it will provide news on the upcoming promotions with Xbox that will reward them. A new trailer has also gone live to get players up to speed before they hit the streets for some guerrilla warfare, with This is Philadelphia detailing the city’s occupation and its zones of control.

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