News | Shoot House map for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 shown

Activision and Infinity Ward have released a short video showcasing the upcoming Shoot House map for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Last week, the content of the first season of Modern Warfare 2 was announced. As part of that, the Shoot House map will be added to multiplayer at the start of the season.

Originally from 2019’s first Modern Warfare, Shoot House is a fairly tight map that allows for fast-paced shooting action, similar to other small maps like Nuke Town.

The first season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be playable from next Wednesday on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and PC. The Shipment folder will also be added during the course of the season. The season also includes new Special Ops missions, as well as a raid for this mode. Furthermore, four new weapons and six new operators are added. Warzone 2.0 will also be online on Wednesday.


News | Infinity Ward reveals Modern Warfare 2 first season details

Developer Infinity Ward has revealed all the details of the first season of Modern Warfare 2 in a blog post.

The first season of Modern Warfare 2 introduces two new maps from 2019’s Modern Warfare, Shoot House and Shipment. The former will be available at the launch of season one, while Shipment will be added later in the season. Shipment also takes place on another ship and the developer hints that players can also drown in this version.

The update also includes a number of new Special Ops missions. One of these missions, High Ground, is immediately playable and divides players into two teams. One player controls an attack helicopter, while the other player tries to survive on the ground with his support from the air. The first Raid will also be added during the season, a new type of mission where three players will be presented with different gameplay elements.

A Tier 1 playlist will also be added to the game at the start of Season One. Players have less life points in this mode and can also deal damage to their own teammates. There will also be a new battle pass where players can choose what they want to unlock first using tokens.

Additionally, Season One includes four new weapons, also from Modern Warfare 2. The Victus XMR Sniper Rifle, BAS-P SMG, Chimera Assault Rifle, and M13B Assault Rifle. There are also six new operators: Zeus, Klaus, Gaz and the football players Neymar, Pogba and Messi.

Season One of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be playable on November 16 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC


News | New Overwatch 2 Hero Ramattra Announced

Developer Blizzard Entertainment made the unveiling with a trailer. The new hero will go by the name of Ramattra and will be the newest playable tank in Overwatch 2.

The short video shows how Ramattra, the leader of the Null Sector, wants to take revenge on humanity. According to the resistance hero, his people have been oppressed for too long and it is time for a change. The new hero has a good relationship with the existing hero Zenyetta, and according to Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie, the game’s lead writer, fans will have a lot to learn about the history of both heroes after launch.

Ramattra has two different forms, the Nemesis and Omnic forms. When the tank is in the latter form, it is mainly strong at a distance. While his Omnic form allows players to storm the enemy teams head-on. For example, with one of his special abilities, he can smash through shields and barriers and deal a lot of damage to groups. How the hero’s exact attacks work is still unknown.


News | Overwatch 2 players receive free items and double XP

Blizzard is giving away free items and periods of double XP to Overwatch 2 players to apologize for the unstable servers since release.

Since Overwatch 2 came out last week, the game has suffered from multiple DDoS attacks, making the game unplayable at times. Various bugs have also surfaced – including those related to selecting certain characters and buying skins automatically.

To accommodate players, everyone will receive a Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary Skin, a Health Pack Weapon Charm and multiple double XP weekends, Blizzard has announced. When these weekends will be held, will be communicated shortly.

Blizzard says that the game is now almost stable, and that it continues to investigate and solve possible problems. Sometime later this week, another patch should be released that makes the game more stable.


News | Overwatch is offline for good, sequel playable starting from tonight

Overwatch went offline for good last night. The sequel should be online in the course of tonight.

It was already known that Overwatch 2 would replace the first part and that Overwatch went offline for good yesterday. Players gathered on the servers last night and saw a ‘disconnected’ eventually appear on the screen (see the video below). Blizzard invited fans on social media to share their favorite moments.

Tonight also kicks off the first season, which includes 5v5 matches, new characters Sojourn and Junker Queen, the new Push mode and six new maps. The second season will start on December 6.

Tonight at 21:00 Dutch time, Overwatch 2 should then go live. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and is free-to-play.


News | World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic Coming September 26

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be available on September 26.

Blizzard has officially announced this. The expansion to World of Warcraft Classic is free for all people who have a World of Warcraft subscription. The release date leaked out recently and now it appears to be correct.

Last April, Blizzard announced Wrath of the Lich King Classic. It should be an authentic experience for players who have played the original, as well as a fantastic adventure for newcomers, according to producer Holly Longdale.

The expansion adds two new areas to the cold Northrend, in the form of Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra. The Death Knight class is also added. The experience should be almost the same as the release of the original expansion for World of Warcraft from 2008. What is different is that mission icons are not visible on the playing card from release and that the dungeon finder is replaced by the group finder.


News | Blizzard stops making new content for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard will no longer develop new content for Heroes of the Storm. The game will continue to receive bug fixes.

The company made the announcement in a blog post. However, the game must continue to be supported with bug fixes. Also, heroes and seasons continue to alternate. The in-game store will also remain active, although no new content will be added.

To thank players who have stuck with them all these years, everyone will receive a mount in the form of the Epic Arcane Lizard next week.

The moba Heroes of the Storm came out in 2015. Former Blizzard director Mike Morhaime already said in 2019 that the company was struggling to make the game really popular, because the game would have been released too late to profit from the popularity of the moba. In 2018, the team behind the game was reduced in size and official tournaments were canceled a year later.


News | Blizzard gives more details new Overwatch 2 character

Blizzard has shared more details about Junker Queen, a new character coming to Overwatch 2.

The frontline tank Junker Queen can deal a lot of damage at close range with her axe and shotgun. Her axe which is called Jagged Blade, can also be thrown. She also has a Carnage move and Rampage as ultimate, which inflicts injuries on enemies. Those wounds do damage over time and also give Junker Queen health through her passive move Adrenaline Rush.

Junker Queen will be playable in the upcoming Overwatch 2 beta. The beta begins on June 28 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net. Here players can already try out all kinds of content, including the 5v5 matches.

Overwatch 2 will be released as a free-to-play game on October 4. The Early Access version will be out that day on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.


News | Overwatch 2 beta begins June 28

The Overwatch 2 beta will begin on June 28. Blizzard announced this yesterday.

In any case, the beta will come to PC and consoles, will feature a new Australian heroine in the form of Junker Queen, and will also allow players to test out a new map. More details are not yet available, but Blizzard will broadcast a livestream tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:00 PM GMT, revealing more details about the beta, including the way for those interested to sign up.

During the Xbox and Bethesda Games Conference last Sunday, it was announced that Overwatch 2 will be released as a free-to-play game on October 4.

The Early Access version will be out that day on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.


News | Infinity Ward shows first trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Infinity Ward and Activision have revealed the first gameplay trailer and with it the first official information for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Some details about the game have also been revealed. Well-known characters such as John ‘Soap’ McTavivish’ and Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley return in the campaign, of which one mission is set in Amsterdam. The game uses a renewed water system, which should make water look more realistic.

As for the multiplayer mode, players will be able to swim in the Modern Warfare series for the first time. Water influences the visibility and effectiveness of bullets. Furthermore, the game features a Rainbow Six-esque mode called Prisoner Rescue, and Knockout, where players have to hold onto a bag of money for as long as possible.

The game will be released on October 28 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.