Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will get a new map next week.

Nuketown ’84 will drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players next week on November 24.

Alongside the map comes some other Nuketown goodness via a weapon bundle.

To get the Nuketown weapon bundle, everyone who purchases Black Ops Cold War and logs in before December 4, or who play the game at any point online up until 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK on November 20, will receive a free Epic Shotgun Weapon Blueprint and nine cosmetic items.

Here’s what’s included:

  •  “Last Stop” Epic Shotgun Blueprint – With this Weapon Blueprint, any enemy who dares to challenge you in close quarters will know it’s the end of the road. This configuration includes a 21.6” Paratrooper Barrel, a 6 RND Tube Magazine, a Milstop Reflex Optic, and a Commando Assembly Stock. When combined, these
Read the rest

Two expansions ago, with 2016’s Legion, high-level and endgame World of Warcraft underwent a big change. Legion introduced Artifact weapons for each class specialisation that could be infinitely powered up and used to further customise each specialisation’s playstyle. All told, it was a net positive, dovetailing well with some of the expansion’s other innovations – such as the repeatable, rotating World Quests – to open long-term endgame progression to a wider variety of players than just the raiding hardcore. WOW became a game you could pleasurably grind away at and advance your character without feeling funnelled towards more and more challenging group content in the quest for elusive loot drops. (It became a lot more like Diablo in that respect – coincidentally or not, current WOW production director John Hight also served as the production director on Diablo 3’s excellent console version and Reaper of Souls expansion.)

However, layered-on, limitless … Read the rest

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Xbox Black Friday Deals Offer a Gift for Everyone on Your List This Holiday
It has been a big year for gaming fans. From the launch of a new generation of Xbox consoles, to a creatively diverse lineup of games that look and play best on Xbox, and a library of high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass, there’s never been… Read more

How to Buy a Digital Game Read the rest

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Visual Concepts

November 10, 2020
(Xbox Series X/S), November 12, 2020
(PlayStation 5)

Rating: Everyone
Reviewed on: Xbox Series X/S
Also on:
PlayStation 5

Any athlete will attest that you can do all the right things in the off-season and still come up short. Visual Concepts clearly worked to up its game with NBA 2K21 and deliver better results. However, this wasn’t a typical off-season for Visual Concepts; the team wasn’t just trying to take NBA 2K to the next level, it was trying to take it to the next generation, being the first sports game to go all-in on the new console power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The result is a valiant effort, full of great new features and impressive visual leaps, but it’s clear there’s still some seasoning and adjustments to the playbook that need to … Read the rest

We’re sure this will be music to some of your ears.

CD Projekt RED has taken steps to allow streamers and YouTubers to play Cyberpunk 2077 without being worried about their content being hit with DMCA strikes.

In the latest episode of its Night City Wire video series, the developer’s UK head of communications, Hollie Bennett, said that it was including a mode what would allow influencers to turn off certain copyrighted songs that might cause issues.

“We know that for content creators, licensed music can sometimes be problematic,” Bennett said. “So with this new mode, you’ll be able to disable a small number of selected tracks which could cause some issues, replacing them with a different song, helping to avoid any problems.”

These tracks will automatically be disabled when people stream from consoles, but this can be toggled on or off. Those broadcasting from PC will be able to … Read the rest

Capcom has issued a patch for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, addressing problematic support for 120Hz unique to the PlayStation 5 version of the game – as reported in prior Digital Foundry coverage. The issue in a nutshell is this: if your TV supports 120Hz, the PS5 version of the game hard-set the console to run at that refresh rate – even if you weren’t using the 120H frame-rate mode. This presented several problems, the most notable being that many 4K TVs only support 120Hz at 1080p or 1440p, meaning that DMC5’s 4K-specific modes would produce a downscaled output.

Even those with the latest HDMI 2.1 displays capable of running full 4K at 120Hz would have issues with the game: Devil May Cry 5 would then run with an unlocked frame-rate, with the game often running in excess of 60 frames per second. While this was great for … Read the rest

It has been a big year for gaming fans. From the launch of a new generation of Xbox consoles, to a creatively diverse lineup of games that look and play best on Xbox, and a library of high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass, there’s never been a better time than now to join the Xbox family!

We have seen overwhelming global demand from our fans for the next generation of Xbox consoles, and we encourage you to check in with your local retailers directly for more details on availability in your market. While Xbox Series X|S consoles are not part of our holiday deals, we’re thrilled to offer an incredible discount on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – the must-have gift for the gamer in your life – and deals on games as well as Xbox controllers. As a reminder, at Xbox we’ve made a promise to compatibility; you can … Read the rest

Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming Monster Hunter movie, based on Capcom’s popular video game franchise of the same name, will now be released on December 25, 2020, Sony Pictures announced today. This is the fourth announced release date for the movie. 

Originally slated for a September 4, 2020, release in North America, the movie was pushed back to April 23, 2021 back in July. On October 5, however, Sony announced it was moving Monster Hunter up to December 30, 2020. As of today, the movie’s release date has been moved once again; now it is December 25, 2020. The movie’s December 4 release date in territories such as China and Europe remains unchanged, as revealed in the movie’s latest Chinese trailer, released yesterday. No specific reason was given for the movie’s new North American release date. Check out the movie’s latest trailer below (via IGN). 

Click here to watch embedded Read the rest

Among Us developer Innersloth has offered a sneak peek at an upcoming new map.

The teaser image showing off the latest Among Us map (which you can see at the bottom of the page) depicts a couple of crewmates on what appears to be the bridge of a new spaceship.

One of the characters shown in the image is wearing a monocle and top hat, and the other is dressed as a member of the ship’s standard crew, it seems.

The eagle-eyed amongst you (no pun intended) will probably notice a few key gameplay elements that have snuck onto the map, too.

In the bottom left, there’s a WiFi box that will no doubt be used for the Upload Data task, in the middle of the room, there’s a now-iconic vent, as well as another screen down on the right-hand side.

So when are we going to see more of this … Read the rest

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the latest in Activision’s annual first-person shooter series, is a solid effort. Playing through its campaign, multiplayer and zombies modes – Call of Duty’s golden triangle – there is a lot to like. And I do believe Black Ops Cold War is probably the best game it has any right to be under the circumstances – circumstances that were troubled even before the pandemic forced the developers at Raven and Treyarch and the enormous quality assurance effort that goes into a Call of Duty to switch to work from home. Like a Black Ops operation behind enemy lines, Cold War is something of a miraculous rescue job, the result of what I have no doubt was a crushing effort to meet Activision’s launch deadline. That there is a solid game to play at all is a fantastic achievement. But, every now and then, … Read the rest