No Man’s Sky Launches Its First Community Event

Hello Games has announced the first in a series of No Man’s Sky community events, which will centre around returning character Specialist Polo’s discovery of “another iteration of the universe” and task players with helping them learn more about this “glitch in reality”.

The news was announced in a blog post, with studio boss Sean Murray clarifying that the community events will be open to all explorers who have completed the first Space Anomaly mission, with Specialist Polo contacting these players directly to ask for assistance.

This week’s event has been referred to as “the first chapter” of an ongoing research project and tasks players with visiting “a specific corner of the galaxy” (although no details of where that is are given in the post) to excavate and return a selection of “strange objects” which have begun spawning underground. Returning these objects will reward players with Quicksilver, a valuable resource that can be used to create a variety of exclusive exotic collectables.

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The (Sometimes Dangerous) Power of The Video Game Community

In the ‘90s and early aughts, the relationship between those who made video games and those who bought and played them had a very clear beginning and end. Publishers and studios would work together to push a game out, consumers would buy the game (or rent it, which was often the case), play it, and that was essentially that. There was no Beta, no external feedback, and little transparency from behind the scenes. The game was done, the transaction made, and you liked it or you lumped it.

In 2018, that relationship is much more opaque. One of the biggest trends in video games over the last ten years has been the shift towards a model that focuses on player retention and games as a service, and as a result, consumers have more power than ever before. If we’re spending significant money on a gaming experience — particularly one that is continually evolving in an effort to keep us along for the ride — we need to be able to have a voice in what that experience is that we’re committing to, lest it exist in a bubble.

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Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Revealed

Developer Double Damage has revealed Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, the follow-up (or rather, a “sort-of prequel,” as the developers put it) to its acclaimed 2015 space combat game. The studio calls Outlaw “a blue-collar space combat adventure packed with outlaws, explosions, gleefully unrealistic spaceflight, and a hell of a soundtrack.”

In Outlaw, you play Juno Markev, 34 years before the events of Rebel Galaxy. Markev left her life of crime behind until she got pulled back into the outlaw life.

ABOVE: Watch the awesome animated reveal trailer for Rebel Galaxy Outlaw.

Aiming for release in Q1 2019 on PC, PS4, and Switch, “Rebel Galaxy Outlaw features high-octane space combat, over 20 hours of subspace radio, side activities like billiards and dice poker, plenty of sketchy characters to meet, and sketchy jobs to take on. Nobody’s saving the universe around here – they’d settle for saving a couple of credits.” Double Damage co-founder Travis Baldree said, ““We took what worked from the last title, and then went a little crazy. It’s got a stronger focus on story and place, a huge jump in detail, and while it still works great for folks with a HOTAS at home, I think we’ve managed to make space combat accessible and fun for everybody else in a way that nobody has managed before. We’ve got a lot more to share in the months ahead.”

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Battlefield 5 Delayed, New Release Date Confirmed

Battlefield V has been delayed. The World War II shooter will now launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 20, publisher EA confirmed in a statement. The company says the delay will give developer DICE additional development time to fine-tune the game as it sees fit.

“We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of [new Battlefield live service] Tides of War,” wrote DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson. “We know moving the launch date means that we all have to wait a little longer. But we’re going to take our time to make sure we get it right.”

Battlefield V was previously scheduled to launch on October 19, meaning the new date represents a delay of a month. It also means the game will now be released after Red Dead Redemption 2, along with other big titles like Hitman 2 and Fallout 76. Battlefield’s biggest rival, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, launches on October 12.

Finally, EA confirmed the upcoming Battlefield V open beta will still go live as planned on September 6. For more on the shooter, check out the new character customization in Battlefield V trailer.

Onimusha: Warlords Remaster Will Release On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, And PC

Onimusha: Warlords is the game that officially kicked off the Onimusha series, spawning many sequels to the fantasy action game. Now, the PS2/PC game is returning in remastered form, and will release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC at the start of the new year. You can get a look at the new version of the game in the announcement trailer above.

The action game, first released in 2001, follows samurai Samanosuke Akechi and ninja Kaede as they fight to rescue Princess Yuki. Set in feudal Japan, the two must save Yuki from mysterious demons that have invaded her castle while uncovering the fiends’ plot. Players wield katanas and other weapons as Samanosuke and Kaede battle their way to the castle.

The game is receiving a high-definition graphics overhaul of its characters, environments, and cinematics, and Capcom is adding widescreen support as well that allows for quick changing between widescreen and classic display modes. The studio is also adding support for analog sticks to boost movement accuracy during combat. Unlike the original Onimusha: Warlords, Easy Mode will now be available from the start of the game (whereas you had to fail a battle several times before it would unlock in the 2001 version). Lastly, a new soundtrack is being added to the game after the original game’s composer was found to be using a ghostwriter (and possibly even faked being deaf).

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Onimusha: Warlords HD will release on all systems on January 15, 2019 and will cost $20. In North America, you can already pre-order a physical copy of the game, with a digital pre-order coming soon. Players in Europe will be able to buy the digital version only.

Fortnite Week 8: Use A Rift Spawn Locations (Season 5 Challenge Guide)

After last week’s delayed launch, Fortnite‘s challenges are back in their usual slot for Season 5, Week 8, which means players on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile have new rewards to work towards earning. As with previous weeks in this season, challenges are partitioned into two categories, with some available to all players and others only to those that have paid for a Battle Pass. As always, we’ve got a breakdown of all the new Fortnite challenges and guides to help you get them done.

On the free side, this week’s challenge involve placing 10 traps, searching seven chests in Wailing Woods and getting four kills with a shotgun. While the free challenges this week are relatively easy, the ones in the paid Battle Pass section will require a little more time, effort, and perseverance.

The first involves doing 250 damage to enemies with the pickaxe, which means you’ll need to get up close and personal. Since enemies may opt to just gun you down, you’ll have to be sneaky and try not to get discouraged by all the bullets flying your way while you’re trying to do some nice, wholesome melee damage.

The remaining paid Battle Pass challenges are the quite tough. One is a three-part challenge that begins by asking you to eliminate an opponent in Greasy Grove. Completing this is all down to your prowess as a hunter, so hang around in the area and see if you can pick of an unsuspecting enemy. Once done, you can progress on to the next stage of the challenge. Another challenge involves searching between three oversized seats, while the final one requires you to use a Rift at 10 different Rift spawn locations.

The Rifts were introduced at the start of Season 5, and generally they all appear in the same location. Since the challenge is very similar to previous ones that have also required interacting with Rifts, you should have a good feel for where they are. As a refresher, here are some of the common locations that you can find rifts.

Rift Spawn Locations

  • Southeast of Junk Junction near the Easter Island statue
  • Northeast of Risky Reels around the Noms sign
  • Northwest of Dusty Divot in the mountain
  • Northwest of Tomato Town around the river
  • East of Pleasant Park close to the Durr Burger statue
  • North of Paradise Palms in the town
  • Northwest of Paradise Palms around the lake
  • Southeast of Shifty Shafts around the Easter Island statue
  • West of Lucky Landing around the Easter Island statue
  • Northeast of Paradise Pals around the Go Kart track

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If you need further help locating the Rifts, we’ve also put together a map of common Rift location and a video of us completing the challenge above to give you a better idea of where to go. You can see all the other Week 8 challenges, and their rewards, below.

Fortnite Season 5, Week 8 Challenges

Free

  • Place traps (10) — 5 Battle Stars
  • Search chests in Wailing Woods (7) — 5 Battle Stars
  • Shotgun eliminations (4) — 10 Battle Stars

Battle Pass

  • Deal damage with pickaxe to opponents (250) — 5 Battle Stars
  • Use a Rift at different Rift spawn locations (10) — 5 Battle Star
  • Search between three oversized seats — 10 Battle Stars
  • Stage 1: Eliminate an opponent in Greasy Grove — 3 Battle Stars
  • Stage 2: Eliminate an opponent in Lonely Lodge
  • Stage 3: Eliminate an opponent in Fatal Fields

On August 28, Epic launched a new update for Fortnite, introducing a new weapon and a Limited-Time Mode to Battle Royale. The Shockwave Grenade, classed as an Epic rarity item, can be acquired from Supply Drops, Vending Machines, chests, and llamas. Upon detonation, it knocks back anyone caught in the blast, and although the victims don’t take fall damage, they will destroy any structures they crash through.

The new Limited-Time Mode, meanwhile, is called “Solid Gold.” This can be played in the standard and 50v50 variations and, as in past iterations, weapons and items that spawn will all be of the Legendary variety. Those are the headliners, but you can see everything new from the Fortnite 5.30 content update here.

The patch also made a significant change to the challenge that tasks players with opening chests in specific locations, making it a little more manageable. We analysed the impact this change has had, saying that Fortnite has finally made the treasure chest challenges fun.

Fortnite Week 8: Search Between Oversized Seats Location (Season 5 Challenge Guide)

A new batch of challenges for Fortnite Season 5, Week 8 are now available. One of the more difficult ones that paid Battle Pass owners will face is one that asks players to search between three oversized seats. Doing so will net you 10 Battle Stars, but unless you’re quite familiar with the map, you may find yourself at a loss for where to go. For those people, we’ve put together a short and sweet guide on where to go to get the challenge done.

To complete this challenge, all you’ve got to do is head to the mountain just north of Flush Factory and you’ll find the Battle Star, as it’s pretty easy to spot in that location. You can take a look at the exact location below, where you’ll find a few images of the map zoomed in to where you need to be. Alternatively, you can watch the video above and see us complete the challenge for a better idea of where to go.

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The other tricky challenge involves using a Rift at 10 different Rift Portal spawn locations. If you play a lot of Fortnite you’ll no doubt have seen these countless times on your travels, so you should have a good feel for where to go. All you need to do is travel around the island to 10 of them, interact, and you’re good to go. However, if you need a little guidance, we’ve got a Rift spawn location guide to make things a bit easier.

If you’re still catching up on older challenges, we can offer a helping hand with those too. Just head over to our full Fortnite Season 5 challenge guide, where you’ll find a complete breakdown for every challenge from this season, the rewards you get for completing them, and guides to make things quick and easy for you to do.

Fortnite Season 5, Week 8 Challenges

Free

  • Place traps (10) — 5 Battle Stars
  • Search chests in Wailing Woods (7) — 5 Battle Stars
  • Shotgun eliminations (4) — 10 Battle Stars

Battle Pass

  • Deal damage with pickaxe to opponents (250) — 5 Battle Stars
  • Use a Rift at different Rift spawn locations (10) — 5 Battle Star
  • Search between three oversized seats — 10 Battle Stars
  • Stage 1: Eliminate an opponent in Greasy Grove — 3 Battle Stars
  • Stage 2: Eliminate an opponent in Lonely Lodge
  • Stage 3: Eliminate an opponent in Fatal Fields

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