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Boobytrapped Loot: Heartbeat Sensor Downing Players in Call of Duty Warzone

A recent post on Reddit by user csvolts has exposed a pretty significant bug in Call of Duty Warzone that downs a player when they attempt to use a looted heatbeat sensor. https://www.reddit.com/r/CODWarzone/comments/gekagl/heartbeat_sensor_bug/ As you can see from the video above, csvolts picked up the heartbeat sensor and, upon using it, was instantly downed. This happened again after he was revived as well, and there were apparently no enemies in the vicinity that could have downed him. Comments in the thread has also confirmed that it’s happened to others as well. As you know, the heartbeat sensor is meant to help show the location of other enemies, but in this case, its definitely doing more harm than good. Watching the video, it appears as if the heartbeat sensor kills off the user by the time it reaches the 75-percent scan area. This isn’t the only bug in the game, as others are complaining about poor connection issues as well. Infinity Ward has...

The PlayStation 5 Could Make Its Long-Awaited Debut in June

In the most recent Press Start Podcast, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier claims that Sony is still gearing up for a big PlayStation 5 reveal event in early- or mid-June. If this turns out to be true, we could finally get our first look at the currently-mythical console in as little as a few weeks. “As of right now, as far as I know, Sony is still on track to do at least one thing by early or mid-June.” Of course, he made it a point to stress that the ongoing coronavirus situation could push those plans back, despite the fact that Sony previously claimed in March that the PS5 was still on track. At this point, however, there’s a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding Sony and the PS5, including one that says the Sony PS5 has hardware and performance issues that are so bad that it may need to be redesigned.   That rumor might seem a little outlandish. After all, Sony isn’t...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Won’t Be As Long As Odyssey

https://youtu.be/ach9vZJyF24 According to an Ubisoft representative, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be shorter than Odyssey, news that comes shortly after a botched promise for some real gameplay demonstration. So far, we don’t know a lot about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It was announced just a week ago, and now we have two cinematic trailers and about 3 whole seconds worth of gameplay. The game does look good, with Ubisoft promising that the RPG mechanics have been reworked and that you’ll be able to play the game the way you want, without being forced to do side quests to advance the storyline.  As the ultimate Viking fantasy, however, there will be a tradeoff. Well, as long as you were hoping for the game to last as long as Odyssey did. The Head of Communications for Ubisoft Middle East, Malek Teffaha, has confirmed that Valhalla will be quite a bit shorter than Odyssey. “FYI, it won’t be the...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Disappointed With the Latest Inside Xbox Gamplay Presentation

https://youtu.be/REwzQraW7K4 First off, the May Inside Xbox live stream was, based on set expectations a disappointment. I know a good majority of people watching were expecting to see some serious Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay. I have to admit that Ubisoft should be ashamed of itself. We were promised gameplay, of which we got about three seconds mixed in with more cinematic trailer. That aside, I’ve seen a lot of complaining about graphics of the games shown off during the event, but nobody seemed to pay attention to the fine print. I understand that a lot of people were hoping to see some next-gen graphics during the event, and it didn’t happen. There’s a good chance that we’ll see exactly that in July when first-party titles are shown off, but the games that we saw during this month’s presentation were far from indicative of what the Xbox Series X is capable of. It was all in the fine print that, seemingly,...

A Job Listing for Horizon Zero Dawn 2 Hints at PlayStation 5 Exclusivity

Horizon Zero Dawn 2 could just be called “Horizon,” which was confirmed by a now-edited recent job posting that also tells us Guerrilla Games is aiming for “industry-benchmark graphics.” Of course, this will only be possible on the best PCs and the PlayStation 5. The listing originally referred to the game “Horizon” but has since been edited to remove that reference. Fortunately, the internet doesn’t forget anything: https://twitter.com/SikandrMahmood/status/1258235684047007744 This listing says that Guerrilla Games is looking for a technical vegetation artist that will focus on creating “lush and stunning vegetation” so that the studio’s world-dressing team “can deliver our immersive world with industry-benchmark graphics.” This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the fact that the studio has been trying to push its graphical dominance since the original Killzone was launched. And, since that latest reports say that Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will be a PS5 exclusive, the job listing makes even more sense. The odd thing here is that before...

Doom Eternal’s First Major Update Will Make Things Better and Worse at the Same Time

https://youtu.be/oWq-wWsXbwI We just got our first look a pair of screenshots for Doom Eternal’s first major campaign DLC, and now we’ve learned what ID Software has planned for the first major update. We don’t know when the update will launch, but it’s coming this month with Empowered Demons, changes to Battlemode, and some quality-of-life tweaks.   First, let’s start with updates to multiplayer Battlemode. ID Software is launching new anit-cheat features, changes to the walkthrough tutorials, network status indicators, a Death Report that can be accessed mid-game (kind of like the report in Call of Duty Multiplayer), and the Echelon Leveling feature that you probably recall from Doom 2016. The latter is only relevant to max-level players, but don’t worry – you’ll get there someday. Either way, the Doom Eternal multiplayer experience should be somewhat less chaotic, or so we hope. Moving on, you absolutely need to know about Empowered Demons. These evil bastards jump from world to world. Once they...

Doom Eternal’s First Campaign DLC Is Finally Taking Shape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWq-wWsXbwI The first campaign DLC for Doom Eternal was announced before the game even launched and now, just a month after Eternal’s release, we’re getting our very first look at what that major campaign expansion entails. Two screenshots are all we have for now and, to be honest, they kind of raise more questions than they answer. 🚨sneak peak screenshots from our first upcoming campaign DLC🚨 pic.twitter.com/9cOovcZ1Dt— DOOM (@DOOM) May 8, 2020 These two new screen shots reveal something very interesting. One appears to be from Urdak, the home planet of the Makyr race. The other screenshot is something we’ve never seen before and appears to be an oil rig of sorts stationed in the middle of a very turbulent ocean. With any luck, the oil rig level won’t bring too much platforming over water as that seems to be a common challenge for players. More importantly is that the campaign is expanding, and it seems to...

Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath Will Introduce Robocop, a New Story, and Classic Characters

https://youtu.be/fFOG_IMK4kQ The latest DLC coming to Mortal Kombat 11 is “Aftermath,” and it brings the first story expansion to the game along with new fighters, including Robocop. It will launch for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia on May 26. The most important part of this DLC is, by far, the story expansion. It picks up where the original story left off. Liu Kang will team up with an old foe and other classic characters to rebuild history after defeating Kronika at the end of the game. You can see the basic gist of it in the trailer we’ve embedded above. Along with the massive story expansion, there will be some new characters added to the game. The most important of which is, arguably, Robocop, who’s likeness and voice is portrayed by none other than the original actor, Peter Weller. You’ll also get Fujin – the God of Wind and Raiden’s brother – and...

Forza Street Has Officially Landed on iOS and Android

Forza Street is a free-to-play Forza game that basically mixes Forza-style gameplay with a NFS-like theme. It landed on Windows 10 about a year ago, and now it has finally made it to mobile devices. If you download and jump into Forza Street between today (May 5) and June 5, you’ll get the Founder’s Pack, which includes a 2017 Ford GT, some free credits, and gold that you can use to unlock more cars. If you’re rocking a Samsung Galaxy phone, and don’t mind downloading form the Galaxy Store as opposed to Google Play, you’ll get a 2015 Mustang GT, 2015 C7 Corvette Z06, and even more credit and gold, depending on your device. As a little background on Forza Street, it was release don Windows 10 a while back but is actually the first Forza game designed specifically for mobile devices. As such, don’t expect Forza Horizon or Forza Motorsport-style gameplay. In Forza Street, car steering is automatic (much like it...

New Call of Duty and a Duo of Activision Games Coming This Year

Activision’s latest earnings call has shed some light on what we can expect from the company this year in terms of new games.  Arguably, the biggest news is that a new “premium” Call of Duty game is coming, but there are also two other “Activision IPs” in the works as well. As outlined by Gematsu, Activision detailed the “robust slate of content” that we’ll see in 2020, including “the next premium release for Call of Duty” and “two titles based on library IP from Activision” sometime later this year. As far as Call of Duty goes, it’s pretty much expected, and the latest word around the campfire is that it will be a major reboot of one of the Black Ops – something that makes a lot of sense given the success of Modern Warfare’s reboot in 2019. The news about two IPs from Activision is also very big news. There has been no official word about what these two games are, but rumor has it...

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