“PUBG Xbox Test Server not working” is a common complaint among console players today. After waiting for what seems like forever to play on the new Miramar desert map, Xbox players have instead run into a issues which have forced PUBG Corp. to close down the servers.
Xbox Players: We’re temporarily taking Xbox Test Servers offline to address reports of widespread server and matchmaking issues. We’ll post an update here once the issues have been resolved.
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) April 26, 2018
Xbox Test Server update: We are still working to resolve these server issues. However, they likely won’t be fixed tonight. Stay tuned to this channel for updates. Apologies for the inconvenience.
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) April 26, 2018
There still isn’t any update on when the PUBG Xbox Test Server will be back up and running.
In other PUBG news, the new Savage map was recently tested on the Closed Experimental Server, an argument as to whether PUBG is pay to win has been brought up again, and it’s been found that 30% of all PC gamers are playing battle royale titles.Essential Reading:
The Xbox Games Pass May 2018 titles have been officially revealed, which means Game Pass subscribers will soon have even more games to play. These include the upcoming State of Decay 2, the frustrating yet fun Overcooked, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.
See below for the full list of Xbox Game Pass May 2018 titles:Xbox Game Pass May 2018 State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy that asks – how will you survive? A true sequel to the hugely successful first game, you take on the zombie apocalypse as you build a community with unique survivor characters who have their own backstories and motivations and develop a base that makes each experience completely different. In addition, State of Decay 2 features one of the most requested features from the community: cross-platform co-op multiplayer, where you and up to three of your friends can survive together on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC. State of Decay 2 is available for Xbox Game Pass members May 22.Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
It’s time to take to the pitch and feel the match-day electricity as Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 comes to Xbox Game Pass from May 1 through August 31. Experience the award-winning series and play as iconic teams like...
If you turned on your console and found a new Monster Hunter World update waiting for you, don’t get too excited; there’s no new content, but there are a few noteworthy fixes. Clocking in at just 92MB, this Monster Hunter World update 3.02 fixes the Kulve Taroth quest and more.
The patch is now live for both PS4 and Xbox One, and you can check the official patch notes below.
Kulve Taroth Quest Line:
In case you didn’t know, Sledgehammer Games has activated an in-game event for Call of Duty: WWII last week called the “Blitzkrieg Community Challenge.” In it, the entire player base can chip in to meet certain critera in order to receive in-game stuff.
Over on Twitter, Sledgehammer Games has announced that the COD WW2 Blitzkrieg Community Challenge has its first tier all wrapped up! Those who participated will be able to their “Clip” emblem reward in their in-game mailbox!
Great job! Tier 1 of the #CODWWII Blitzkrieg Community Challenge has been completed! Eligible players can find the “Clip” Emblem reward in their Mail. Head here for more info on the Community Challenge and rewards: https://t.co/zMEl4taHb7
Tier 2 has begun. Keep it up, everyone! pic.twitter.com/UleDMyC4v2
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) April 24, 2018
For reference, the entire tier rewards list can be seen below, as well as how to participate.
Tier 1: Emblem “Clip”
Tier 2: Calling Card “Eagle Gunner”
Tier 3: Weapon Charm “Bang!”
Tier 4: Special Helmet “M1 Ammo Reserves”
Tier 5: Grease Gun “Rosie II” (75 million Contracts and Orders)
Event Start Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Event End Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Here’s how to participate:
Log in on April 20 and start completing Contracts and/or...
PlayStation gamers who are looking forward to each month’s free games for being a PlayStation Plus member, here’s what you’ll be getting next month! Sony has announced the PS Plus May free games list!
Spearheading the list is Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, and Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends. Beyond being one of the free games make sense as Quantic Dream’s latest game — Detroit: Become Human — is getting released the same month (on May 25), and we even wrote up our hands-on impressions of it. For those curious, Rayman Legends features a four-player co-op and online challenge mode, which means this platforming game can be played solo or multiplayer.
Here’s the full list:
If those titles don’t interest you, check out the list of games on sale for the next two weeks on PSN!
Source: PlayStation Blog
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During a livestream, developer Bungie revealed some big new details about the upcoming Destiny 2 Warmind DLC 2, including a new horde mode-esque wave-based mode, the new Ana Bray character, information about the story, and more. There will also be big changes made to Exotic weapons during Season 3.
If you missed the livestream, fret not, for Bungie will likely summarize the Warmind details during the upcoming “This Week at Bungie” development blog.
Here’s the Destiny 2 Warmind prologue cinematic which offers a taste of what’s to come:
Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past…one that could be buried forever beneath the polar ice of Mars.
Source: PC GamerEssential Reading:
Theories surrounding the Fortnite Tilted Towers destruction at the hands of a falling comet have been circling the internet, with doomsayers certain that the popular landing zone will soon face annihilation. Up until now, Epic Games has been silent about the potential destruction of Tilted Towers.
In the latest Fortnite 3.6 update, Epic Games added signs that directly reference the comet and Tilted Towers. In a possible nod towards the Independence Day movie, the following signs were added to the Tilted Towers area:
Despite acknowledging the fan theories, Epic Games hasn’t yet confirmed that a comet will come crashing down, or whether or not Tilted Towers will be a target. For now, the developer just seems to be teasing the rumor spreaders with these Easter eggs.
The new Sea of Thieves update 1.05 is now available for players to download and install on both Xbox One and PC. It brings a big batch of fixes and optimizations, all of which are detailed below.
See below for the full list of Sea of Thieves update 1.05 patch notes.Sea of Thieves Update 1.05 Patch Notes: Updates New Message from Beyond – The Ferryman was unhappy with the text that had been written describing how to ‘Scuttle’ a ship, so he made them write a better version – and then walk the plank. Reload! – Adjusted position of the Ammo Crates on both ships, so they are easier to interact with. Play the next song! – Players will no longer play the same shanty twice in a row. UI Improvements – Images in the Vanity & Clothing Chests now load gracefully when browsing. In addition all UI screens now fade in when opened – Fancy! Fixed Issues Resolved issues where Skeleton Fort or Bounty Quest Skeletons failed to spawn correctly. We have been resolving these spawning issues across the last 2 updates (1.0.3, 1.0.4), however with this update (1.0.5) we have now resolved all known reported spawning issues. If...
In a press release, Daybreak Games has announced that the H1Z1 PS4 beta release date is set for May 22! What’s more, the full game will be free-to-play. According to Daybreak Games, the PS4 version of the original battle royale game has been designed specifically for the console, and will have a new weapons, weapons progression system and more.
Regarding the controls and how it translates from PC to PS4, Daybreak has mentioned that the studio has “re-imagined” the game for the PS4, and have designed it to keep the focus on the action.
“The control scheme for H1Z1 on PS4 has been tailor-made to keep players focused on the action. H1Z1 now features a grab-and-go equipment system, simplifying loot collection and inventory management; a familiar radial weapon menu so players can quickly switch between guns and grenades; and a revamped HUD that delivers vital information at-a-glance. The crafting system has also been removed from the game.”
Playing hand-in-hand with the new controls will be the new progression mechanics, and even gas pacing has been tweaked to speed up matches, and the airdrop system revamped to keep players more invested in fights.
“With the new weapon progression mechanics, players only have access to loot...
DICE has rolled out a new Battlefield 1 update, and while there’s nothing new in terms of content (nope, the new guns datamined aren’t a part of it), there’s a lot of welcome bug fixes and tweaks.
Check out the full list of fixes below.
MAPS AND GAME MODES
USER INTERFACE/USER EXPERIENCE
It’s Tuesday, so that means another set of PlayStation games are on the discount block as part of Sony’s weekly PSN Store sale! For this week, it’s called the “Golden Week” sale, and has a few notable titles available at a good price.
Notable RPG Persona 5 and Yakuza Kiwami, Gravity Rush Remastered and more are all at a discounted price. Check out the full list below thanks to Reddit user weebae.Game Price % Off PS+ % Off .hack//G.U. Last Recode $34.99 30% $29.99 40% A Hat in Time $23.99 20% $20.99 30% Absolute Drift: Zen Edition $5.99 50% $4.79 60% Accel World VS Sword Art Online $35.99 40% $29.99 50% Additional Gesture Bundle 2 $3.49 30% $2.99 40% Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault $15.99 60% $11.99 70% Akiba’s Beat $19.99 50% $15.99 60% AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed $17.99 40% $14.99 50% ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND $35.99 40% $29.99 50% Assault Suit Leynos $11.99 40% $7.99 60% Atelier Sophie ~The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book~ $41.99 30% $35.99 40% Axiom Verge $11.99 40% $9.99 50% BlazBlue: Central Fiction $29.99 50% $23.99 60% BLUE REFLECTION $47.99 20% $41.99 30% Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus $5.99 60% $4.49
A PUBG Military Uniform crate, map selection options, and new menu UI have been leaked in a new video. The footage shows off the revamped UI, the different storefront, map selection, and more in a short 90-second teaser.
Take a look at what’s coming in a future PUBG update in the video embedded below:
What do you make of these changes? Think it will help navigation and customization? Let us know in the comments below.
In other PUBG news, the new Savage map was recently tested on the Closed Experimental Server, an argument as to whether PUBG is pay to win has been brought up again, and it’s been found that 30% of all PC gamers are playing battle royale titles.
Source: Skin-TrackerEssential Reading:
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A new Fortnite Refund This Item option has been added to the game. Those who regret buying a particular skin can now return that skin. Each player gets three returns in total, per account. There are some limitations on what can be returned, which are detailed below.
Here’s the relevant section from the Fortnite 3.6 update patch notes:Self-Service Cosmetic Returns featured has been added.
Are there any Fortnite skins that you’ll be returning? Let us know in the comments below!
In other Fortnite news, the game’s April Fool’s Day event was subtle yet fun, there’s a Boogie Down contest that rewards players with their own custom in-game emote, and Epic Games is considering adding a Gun Game mode.
Source: Epic GamesEssential Reading:
A new Xbox One update is scheduled to release in May, bringing 120fps / 120Hz support to the consoles, adding a new “Groups” feature to help users organize their library of games and apps, and more.
Read up on the highlighted list of new Xbox One update features below:New Xbox One Update May 2018 120Hz Comes to Consoles
In April, we added variable refresh rate, 1440p resolution support, and auto low latency mode. But we aren’t done just yet. In May, we’re adding support for additional panel refresh rates. Gamers with gaming monitors and televisions that support a 120Hz refresh rate can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions. This high refresh rate option means you can now take full advantage of displays with 120Hz capabilities.Group Your Games and Apps
Our fans asked for new ways to organize their library of games and apps. In response, we’re introducing a powerful new enhancement to Pins which we call “Groups.” With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My games & apps. You can also assign custom names to each Group, organize and order them, and add individual Groups to Home. Groups will appear across My games & apps, Home, and Guide,...
Turn on your PlayStation 4 consoles, people! There’s a new PS4 system software update, and it’s a weird one. Weirdly named as PS4 update 5.53-01 (yes, not a typo), it’s just 69MB in size, and what’s more, my PS4 Pro didn’t even reboot when it was installed.
Usually, a PS4 firmware update meant that after downloading, the console would power down, reboot, and then apply the patch. Not so for this one. It just showed a black screen, showed it was being installed, and I was back in the menus of the PS4 again. Heck, it didn’t even “kill off” my suspended God of War play session!
Checking on Reddit, one user has mentioned that the PlayStation Plus sector in their Library is now working after this update, since before it, it didn’t show all his PS+ games. Of course, the standard “This system software update improves system performance” line is being bandied about by Sony once again.
What’s weird here is the naming used; since as far as I know, this is the first time (ever) that Sony used a “01” in a system software update. Is this a naming error? Premature release? Once we know more...
The Fortnite 3.6.0 update patch notes are now available, giving players something to read during the latest period of Fortnite downtime. The Fortnite 3.6.0 patch adds the new Clinger item, makes improvements to the Port-a-Fort, and more.
Read on for the full list of Fortnite 3.6.0 update patch notes:Fortnite 3.6 Update Patch Notes (Battle Royale) WEAPONS + ITEMS
While Dead Rising 4 didn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire, it seems Capcom is still bent on bringing a new entry to the franchise with a new Dead Rising game. This little nugget was buried under the Puzzle Fighter announcement that the mobile game was set to close.
Over on Capcom’s blog, Capcom Game Studio Vancouver made the announcement that due to the studio focusing on the Dead Rising franchise, Puzzle Fighter, which was also developed by the studio, will be shutting down.
As the studio is dedicating its focus to our flagship Dead Rising franchise, we have decided to sunset Puzzle Fighter. The game will be removed from app stores on July 1 and servers will be shut down on July 31. The game will still be playable until July 31 and today we are gifting all players 10,000 in-game gem currency. We are also making upcoming characters (Regina, Dr. Wily and Ada Wong) and stages (Darminor and Uroboros Laboratory) available for free for fans to enjoy up until this time. Regina and Dr. Wily will be available in-game later today, while Ada Wong and the new stages will be released on Monday April 23. Later today the game’s soundtrack will also...
Following DICE’s announcement that Battlefield 1 will be supported with monthly patches until June 2018, it seems the studio will be introducing new weapons to the game. The Battlefield 1 new weapons are part of a datamine of the game’s files, which means they are in the game’s code.
Check out the six new Battlefield 1 weapons below.
Note that there’s no guarantee that these weapons will make their way into the game at all. These might be leftover code or something, but chances are, this should make its way into onto players’ hands. We’ve already gotten free maps, so why not more free weapons, no?
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Two weeks ago, Sony Computer Asia held a press-only preview event for Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, which MP1st was fortunate enough to be a part of. During our time with the meaty demo, we got to experience the three protagonists’ story line Detroit had, and of course, managed to try out the gameplay.
If you’re curious how Detroit: Become Human plays, or just want to understand what makes it different from the developer’s past games like Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls, then you’ve come to the right place. Note that we won’t talk about the story elements or variations we’ve experience, as Detroit is a narrative-driven game, and we want players to experience it first-hand.Lifelike
First thing you’ll notice out of the gate? It’s how gorgeous Detroit: Become Human looks. Sure, there’s still some semblance of the “uncanny valley,” but for the most part, each main character (protagonist, antagonist, etc.) has fantastic animation, textures, and look very photorealistic.
While the actual movement (done by the left analog stick) has that animated, video game-y look, the animations that play out when inspecting items, interacting with objects and such, are very fluid, and is undoubtedly Quantic Dream’s best work on motion-capture so far. Given we were told that motion-capture work for the game took more than an entire year (this is...
God of War sales have placed the game at the top spot of the UK game charts. Far Cry 5 has been knocked down to second place, and Fifa 18 has fallen to fourth, with new entry Yakuza 6: The Song of Life taking third.
See below for the top 10 games for the week ending April 21, 2018:
01 (NE) GOD OF WAR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
02 (01) FAR CRY 5 (UBISOFT)
03 (NE) YAKUZA 6: THE SONG OF LIFE (SEGA)
04 (02) FIFA 18 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (03) MARIO KART 8 DELUXE (NINTENDO)
06 (08) SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY (NINTENDO)
07 (07) FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (05) PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (MICROSOFT)
09 (12) THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD (NINTENDO)
10 (04) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
That’s a pretty impressive result for the game that came out on April 20! Have you played God of War yet? Let us know!
In other God of War news, the full list of Trophies can be seen here, we included the game in our list of must-play potential Game of the Year 2018 titles, and relive that PGW 2017 gameplay showcase here.