News | Multiversus is offline, game will be fully released in 2024

The servers of the multiplayerfighter Multiversus are offline since yesterday. It will stay that way until the game comes out in 2024.

Developer Play First Games announced earlier this year that this was about to happen. The open beta of the fighting game was playable on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One since June last year, but now all online modes and most of the game’s features are unavailable.

People who launch the game now will see a message from the developer thanking players. It is reported that the company is preparing for the full release of the game sometime in early 2024. “We plan to return better than ever with new content, features, modes and more. We will ensure that all progress made and unlocked content is included.”

The game can still be played offline – one can now play local multiplayer or practice in the game’s training room. In addition, all characters and cosmetic items that previously needed to be unlocked are now automatically locked. When the game comes out in 2024, all unlocked content must be the same as how players left the game yesterday.


News | Diablo 4 trailer showcases the druid class

A new short trailer for Diablo 4 zooms in on the druid class.

The video shows the druid wielding various magical powers, including whirlwinds and wolves. In addition, he can turn into a ferocious beast himself.

Last week, Blizzard announced that it will host a third beta weekend, dubbed the “Server Slam,” from May 12-14. Anyone on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One can then try the game. Blizzard prefers to see as many players as possible to test whether the servers can handle it. The beta starts on May 12 at 9:00 PM Dutch time and ends on May 14 at 9:00 PM.

Diablo 4 will be released on June 6 on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One, although pre-orders will get access four days early.


News | Closed beta Ubisoft shooter XDefiant has started

The closed beta of the Ubisoft game XDefiant has started. Players can still sign up for the trial, which runs until April 23.

The beta is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. The main purpose of the beta is to test XDefiant’s cross-play feature. You can register via this link. The game is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the beta is not available on the older consoles.

Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, the 6v6 first-person shooter features a variety of characters from Tom Clancy games such as Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division, including the Wolves, Echelon, Cleaners, and Outcasts.

In the arena shooter, players can use a variety of gadgets to control the match, depending on the type of character they control. Players also select primary and secondary weapons, as well as various attributes for their character.

When the game will be fully released has not yet been announced.


News | Gremlin Stripe and superhero Black Adam are coming to Multiversus

The Gremlin named Stripe and superhero Black Adam are coming to Multiversus sometime in the future.

Both characters were leaked via an ad on the Xbox dashboard. Several individual people have tweeted the ad.

It is unknown when the characters will be coming to Multiversus. By the way, Stripe is not the only character from the Gremlins franchise that could come to the game: it was previously leaked that Gizmo would also become a playable character, although this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Stripe is the evil Gremlin from the first movie. Black Adam is the comic book hero where a Warner Bros. movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the lead role.

After a short delay, the first season of Multiversus is due to start later today. The full patch notes have already been released. For example, the characters Bugs Bunny, Finn and Velma, according to many the three strongest characters in the game, are made slightly less strong. LeBron James, Wonder Woman and Arya Stark just get a little more powerful.

The patch notes also state that Morty Smith from the cartoon Rick and Morty will be added as a new playable character on August 23.

Multiversus is a Smash Bros.-style fighting game featuring various characters from Warner Bros. franchises. The game mainly focuses on 2v2 combat, but 1v1 and a four-player free-for-all mode is also available.

The game which is still officially in beta form  is now playable on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles, including cross-play. There are seventeen characters to choose from so far. The game has become very popular in a short time.


News | PS5 System Update Beta Test Adds Folders

In the latest beta test of the PlayStation 5 system software, folders have been added to the console.

The beta test, which will be available today to a select group of PS5 gamers in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, France and Germany, introduces ‘Gamelists’. You can now create a so-called ‘game list’ in the ‘Your Collection’ tab at Game Library and add games to it. One can add a total of one hundred games per list and create fifteen lists.

Furthermore, the update ensures that 1440P HMDI video output is supported, allowing people who game on specific televisions and game monitors to select new graphics settings for games that support it. Finally, the update also makes it possible to compare 3D audio and stereo sound before choosing one.

More details about the update, including other minor changes, can be found here.

According to Sony, all of the above features should be rolled out to all PlayStation 5 users in the course of this year.


News | Multiversus Beta Hits Over 140,000 Simultaneous Players on Steam

The beta of Multiversus officially started yesterday is proving very popular on Steam. Last night there were 140,868 concurrent players.

As a result, the game came in fifth place on the list of most popular Steam games. At the time of writing, the game is in ninth place.

Yesterday, the game’s open beta officially began – allowing anyone to try the game out. Previously, however, the beta was already available to a select group of players. The game has since become the most popular fighting game on Steam.

The beta is not only available on PC , it can also be played on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles. There is also cross-play available. People can choose from seventeen characters.

Multiversus is a Smash Bros.-style fighting game featuring various characters from Warner Bros. franchises. The game mainly focuses on 2v2 combat, but 1v1 and a four-player free-for-all mode is also available.


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 | PC Building Simulator 2 Open Beta Now Playable

A beta of PC Building Simulator 2 is now available to play for a limited time on the Epic Games Store. It will be playable until June 20.

People can download the beta from the Epic Games Store and play until June 20. The beta includes the first five levels and part of the Free Build mode with a limited number of parts. The full game won’t be out until later this year.

The original appeared on consoles and PC several years ago and was a huge success on Epic Games Store, where it was downloaded four million times for free in one day. The sequel will be released exclusively on Epic Games Store for a year.

Players can again use all kinds of video cards and cases to put together gaming PCs. There are also options for RGB lighting and cooling. The career mode should keep players entertained for about thirty hours.


News | Gotham Knights beta appeared briefly on Steam

There was briefly an unannounced beta test for the upcoming Gotham Knights on Steam. Perhaps accidentally published too early?

The mention of the beta was discovered on Reddit. Although that post has since been deleted, the details of the ‘Gotham Knights Playtest’ can still be seen on SteamDB, where everything that appears on Steam is tracked. The beta would be 82.5 GB in size.

It is possible that publisher Warner Bros. accidentally published the beta too early. After all, no beta has been officially announced. As far as we know, the game, which is being developed by Batman: Arkham Origins creators Warner Bros. Montreal, out this year on PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles, and PC.

In the game, players like Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin fight against villains who take over Gotham City after Batman’s death. The game features an open world, where players take on missions solo or online with one another. In addition to the main story, the city has to ‘evolve’ and offer new content.


News | Dragon Ball: The Breakers will get closed beta next month

Dragon Ball: The Breakers will enter a closed beta next month.

Players who sign up may be able to play the game at certain times on December 4 and 5. On Saturdays, the servers are live between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and on Sundays, between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM.

A new trailer also explains the game’s gameplay systems. In Dragon Ball: The Breakers, so-called Survivors must escape from a Raider. Surviors have various resources at their disposal, such as the souls of well-known characters to fight back. The Raider is a powerful fighter from the Dragon Ball universe that tries to take out all Survivors.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers is set to release in Spring 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.