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E3 2019 Battlefield V Enters the Pacific Theatre of War with Chapter 5, Coming This Fall
After shining the spotlight on its fourth season of content, Battlefield V turned to the future as part of its section at EA Play 2019 in order to unveil a new theatre of war. The world war 2 shooter is heading to the Pacific with chapter 5 at the end of this year. The new season of content will kick proceedings off with three new...
E3 2019 Apex Legends Season 2 Kicks Off 2nd July, New Legend Named Wattson
Lots of new content
Apex Legends took to the EA Play stage today to announce its second season of content. Season 2, named Battle Charge, brings with it a new battle pass, a new weapon, and a new Legend. This all starts next month on 2nd July. First and foremost, a new Legend is joining the line-up. Titled Wattson, her abilities are all about team...
News Battlefield V Reveals a Summer's Worth of Content with Chapter 4: Defying the Odds
Four new maps, and Operation Metro
Battlefield V is a video game that continues to exist, but to be fair to the World War 2 shooter, its latest chapter of content is looking rather impressive. Titled Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, it's bringing a whole bunch of new content to the title across the summer months. Starting on 27th June, a new map will...
News Good News? ANTHEM's Cataclysm Event Is Still Coming
BioWare not done yet
We were going to start this article with a hearty helping of snark, but to be honest we just feel sorry for ANTHEM these days. The game may have sold a substantial number of copies out of the gate, but frankly it’s been a disaster, and there’s no use in us rubbing further salt in the wound. If you did happen to buy it –...
News ANTHEM Is Nowhere to Be Seen Among EA Play Livestream Schedule
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay to feature
EA has just detailed what to expect from its upcoming Play event, which will feature nearly four hours of livestreamed content across Saturday 8th June. There'll be the typical FIFA and Madden NFL reveals, Apex Legends and Battle
News Sea of Solitude Tells a Personal Tale on 5th July
A personal journey into loneliness
Originally announced last year back at EA's PLAY event, Sea of Solitude now has a confirmed release date. Launching as part of the EA Originals program, it'll reach PS4 shores worldwide on 5th July with a price of $19.99. That'll work out at roughly £15.99
News Latest ANTHEM Patch Removes Cosmetic Rewards That Were Added After Launch
Another one bites the dust
It's obvious that ANTHEM has both a content and loot problem, but it probably doesn't help matters when developer BioWare is removing cosmetic rewards from Stronghold chests itself. Elysian Caches were taken out of ANTHEM with today's 1.1.1 patch, with only a chance that they'll return at some point in the future. The...
News First Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Shown at E3 2019
It was already sort of obvious, but Respawn Entertainment has today confirmed that we'll get our first look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay next month at E3 2019. The developer confirmed the reveal as part of its MayThe4thBeWithYou celebrations. Don't forget that EA won't be hosting a traditional press conference this year, meaning...
News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Release Date Locked for November
A galaxy not that far away
We got our first real look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order today, and with it, a confirmed release date. As was heavily rumoured prior to the reveal event, the game launches at the tail end of the year, on the 15th November. It's the first big holiday release of 2019 to be locked in, assuming it doesn't get delayed or...
News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is a Single Player, Story-Driven Experience
No multiplayer, no microtransactions
There’s scepticism considering EA is the publisher, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – which will be revealed this weekend – is a single player, story-driven experience. That means no multiplayer and especially no microtransactions. Respawn gaffer Vince Zampella confirmed the news on a Star Wars Celebration...
Hands On Battlefield V's Battle Royale Mode Is Too Little Too Late
Putting the flame out
Battlefield V's Battle Royale mode, Firestorm, feels like the game's last chance to capture any sort of significant player base. After a rocky launch in November 2018 that failed to light the world on fire, the promise was made that a significant amount of content would be added to the experience by way of a long, long roadmap...
News EA Makes 350 Redundant As It Aims to Be World's Greatest Games Company
"We're not there right now"
EA is laying off an eye-watering 350 people in its marketing, publishing, and analytics departments. Kotaku managed to obtain an internal email from marketing chief Chris Bruzzo, in which he said that the staffing adjustments were designed to improve the publisher’s customer support, and optimise its global strategies...
News Battlefield V Extends Its Content Roadmap to the End of 2019
Two more chapters detailed
Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, is only a couple of days away from launching, but that hasn't stopped DICE from detailing what to expect from the World War 2 shooter for the rest of 2019. Two more chapters are planned for the rest of the year, bringing with them new maps and modes. Starting in June, Chapter...
News PS4 Referenced in EA Access Source Code, Adding Fuel to the Fire
Where there's smoke
It does seem like EA Access will release on the PlayStation 4 in the near future, as the service was recently spotted on the Brazilian PlayStation Store, and now references to Sony’s console have been discovered on the subscription’s website. While it’s far from conclusive proof, when you consider that t
News Battlefield V's Battle Royale Mode Launches 25th March as a Free Update
Vehicles, fire, and Battlefield
Battlefield V's battle royale mode, titled Firestorm, is finally making its way to the World War 2 shooter as part of a free update on 25th March. Take a look at what you can expect in the hectic 1 v 64 mode in the trailer above. As detailed in the leaked tutorial video, Firestorm supports solo, duos, and squad modes...
Rumour Apex Legends' Anticipated Battle Pass Will Only Cost $10
It’s been a month since the excellent Apex Legends launched, and in that short stretch of time it’s earned its place around the Battle Royale table. But developer Respawn Entertainment had promised that its Battle Pass would launch in March, and it looks like the first details have leaked. Spotted – typo and all – on the Origin...
News EA Won't Be Hosting a Press Conference at E3 2019
EA skips the event
EA has today announced that it, along with Sony, won't be hosting a pre-E3 2019 conference at this year's expo. Instead, the publisher plans to host multiple livestreams across the days of 7th-8th June focusing on a variety of different games. The blog post reads: "It all starts this year on Friday night, 7th June, 2019, with an...
Rumour ANTHEM Players Discover Starter Weapons Stronger Than High-End Gear
What on earth is going on?
A new day brings with it yet another issue with ANTHEM, and today's takes the form of players over on Reddit discovering that the weapons you obtain at the very beginning of the game deal more damage than Masterwork guns once you reach the endgame. We haven't had chance to test this in-game ourselves and without any word...
Rumour Is Octane the Next Character Coming to Apex Legends?
Passive healing, speed injections, and jump pads
A new legend called Octane has supposedly leaked for the popular battle royale shooter, Apex Legends. Screenshots of the new character and details of his abilities have surfaced from an account on Instagram, and look surprisingly detailed. The abilities outlined include a passive healing ability that...
News We'll Get Our First Look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in April
Will the stars align?
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order may not have had the most exciting of reveals, but it certainly sounds like an interesting project. Playing as a Jedi in the dark time between episodes III and IV, this action adventure title from Respawn Entertainment sounds like it could have potential. It'll certainly be one to keep an eye out...
News ANTHEM's 1.03 Update Promises Fixes and Stability
So they claim
It's safe to say that ANTHEM is running much better than it did during its VIP demo and open beta phases, but the final product still isn't quite up to snuff. To combat that, update 1.03 has just been released on PlayStation 4 and it promises to provide general fixes and improve stability across the experience. Weighing in at just...
News ANTHEM Explains Ways It Will Attempt to Prevent Players from Absconding to The Division 2
BioWare releases roadmap for release
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: ANTHEM isn’t great. It’s not horrendous or anything, it’s just a bitter disappointment when you consider that it’s been in development for eternity at top-tier studio, BioWare. Perhaps worryingly for publisher EA, this was billed as one of its big bets – it’s...
Random This Granddad Might Be Better At Apex Legends Than You
The elderly fight back
Apex Legends has quite clearly taken the world by storm, to the point where even the older generation is getting in on the action. From Twitch user GrndPaGaming, check out the clip above as the older gentleman manages to wipe an entire squad with the use of the Triple Take sniper rifle. He even has time to revive his teammate...
Round Up ANTHEM PS4 Reviews Falter
Middling reception to massive release
ANTHEM’s not off to a particularly impressive start, we’re afraid. We wrote in our pre-release preview that BioWare’s big budget loot shooter needs to be much, much better at launch – and despite the pledge of patches, critics aren’t exactly enamoured with what the
News PlayStation Plus Members Score Exclusive Loot Pack for Apex Legends on PS4
Look the part
As the popular Apex Legends is a free-to-play title, you don't need PlayStation Plus in order to play it online with your chums. However, if you're a big fan of the battle royale shooter, you may be interested to learn that there's a new and exclusive pack of cosmetic items that only members of Sony's premium service have access to...
News A New Gun Is Coming to Apex Legends Today and Everyone's Excited
Cause some havoc
Apex Legends has grown to pretty extreme popularity in record time. The free-to-play battle royale shooter has only been available for a couple of weeks, and it's played by tens of millions of people. As with any in-vogue title like this, the smallest of updates will undoubtedly grab the attention of fans, and it certainly has with...
News New Apex Legends PS4 Patch 1.04 Fixes Crash Issues and Other Bugs
The massively popular free-to-play shooter Apex Legends has been an undeniable success, but as with any game, it's not without its share of problems. Respawn Entertainment has been pretty quick to resolve any issues, though, and it's just pushed out a new patch on PlayStation 4 to remedy some known bugs. The update takes the game to...
News Respawn Bans Over 16,000 Cheaters from Apex Legends, Plans to Add In-Game Report Feature
In an update to fans last week, the developer of the popular new battle royale title Apex Legends told fans its stance on cheaters. Unsurprisingly, Respawn doesn't like them very much, and says it has already banned over 16,000 users found to be fighting dirty. It's unclear how many PlayStation 4 players are guilty of cheating, but...
News Neill Blomkamp's ANTHEM Video Conviction Is More of a Trailer Than a Short Film
But it's pretty good
Earlier in the week, you may recall the announcement that EA partnered with sci-fi director Neill Blomkamp to produce what it called a short film based on the upcoming BioWare shooter, ANTHEM. Well, as promised, it premiered earlier today, but anyone expecting anything more than a trailer will probably be disappointed. However,...
News Conviction Is an ANTHEM Short Film from EA and Hollywood Director Neill Blomkamp
Arrives on Valentine's Day
Electronic Arts is going big with its ANTHEM promotions. The publisher has partnered with Hollywood director Neill Blomkamp to produce a short film set in the game's world. Called Conviction, the video will debut here on 14th February -- Valentine's Day. You can see a brief teaser above. Blomkamp is famed for his work on...
News Apex Legends Has Acquired 25 Million Players in a Week
Valentine's Day loot incoming
Electronic Arts has got a lot wrong this generation, but credit where credit’s due: the company’s hit a home run with Apex Legends. Announced and released little over a week ago, the title’s gone from strength-to-strength in seven days, amassing an eye-watering 25 million players and “well over two million...
News ANTHEM's Trophy List Looks Like an Easy Platinum
Challenge, story, and discovery
ANTHEM's Trophy list has put in an appearance over on Exophase prior to its 22nd February launch, and on the surface at least, unlocking the Platinum Trophy doesn't look like too hard of a task. The content itself, such as the three Strongholds, may prove a tough task, but in terms of the Trophy list, it's really...
News Apex Legends Reaches 10 Million Players in Just Three Days
Also records 1 million concurrent players
Respawn Entertainment has announced some pretty incredible numbers for its free to play battle royale shooter, Apex Legends. The game was both announced and launched on Monday, and has been extremely well received over the course of this week. After reaching a milestone of a million players in the first...
Hands On Apex Legends Is the First Compelling Twist on the Battle Royale Genre
No need for titans
Many attempts at Battle Royale have come and gone since Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds exploded onto the scene a few years back, but only a select few have stood the test of time. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode is one of them, and Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is set to be the next. Not because it's...
News Apex Legends Console Cross-Play Planned for the Future
Respawn wants everyone in the arena
Just as Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment grumbles about Sony’s stance on console cross-play, another has indicated that it will be added in the near future. Respawn Entertainment told Eurogamer.net that it “plans to allow players to play with their friends on other platforms” in Apex Legends in the fut
News Disney Happy with EA's Work on Star Wars
Companies have a good relationship
If we’re all honest with ourselves, EA’s done a terrible job with Star Wars to date. The first game in its mammoth contract with Disney, the multiplayer-only Star Wars Battlefront, was perfectly adequate but felt undercooked. Its successor, though, Star Wars Battlefront 2, prompted one of the biggest backlashes...
News EA Access May Finally Be Making Its Way to the PS4
Publisher hints that it may be
Early in the generation, when Microsoft would have chopped off its own arm for a public relations win, EA Access was a big point of conversation. The subscription service – which Sony controversially blocked on the PlayStation 4 – effectively provides, er, access to a vault of older Electronic Arts titles. It also...
News EA Blames Subpar Battlefield V Sales on Single Player
Publisher laments not launching with Battle Royale
Battlefield V’s ginormous sales will have most publishers green with envy, but EA is disappointed with the performance of the title. And speaking to investors overnight, overlord Andrew Wilson explained that DICE’s decision to prioritise single player over the sequel’s unreleased Battle Royale...
News Respawn Entertainment to Deliver a 'New Twist' on Titanfall Later This Year
Following the swift announcement and release of Apex Legends, many fans of Respawn Entertainment were disappointed that the studio isn't making Titanfall 3. It seems that the developer's main FPS focus is on its brand new free-to-play battle royale title. While it is set within the universe of Titanfall, fans of the series still aren't best...
News EA Confirms New Need for Speed, Plants vs. Zombies Titles Coming This Year
Those EA executives sure shared a lot during their recent financial call. In addition to news of Battlefield V failing to meet sales expectations, the publisher looked ahead to 2019, and we now know a little more about its plans for the not-so-distant future. As well as the usual slate of yearly sports titles, the publisher has said...
News Apex Legends Attracted One Million Unique Players Within the First Eight Hours
A strong start
Save for some pesky rumours over the weekend, Respawn's Apex Legends came out of absolutely nowhere, and is already making a splash in the battle royale scene. This free-to-play FPS from the Titanfall developer was both announced and released yesterday, and it's made a promising start, having amassed one million unique players in less...
News Respawn Entertainment: We're Not Making Titanfall 3
Apex Legends is studio's FPS focus
Titanfall 3 is not in development, according to Respawn Entertainment. The developer announced and released Apex Legends today, a new kind of team-based Battle Royale title for the PlayStation 4. But there had been rumours over the weekend that this was a kind of stopgap, designed to tide fans over until th
News PS Plus Members Score Free Bonus Content in Apex Legends
Including a couple of PlayStation-themed weapon skins
Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play first-person shooter Apex Legends is out now around the world, and there’s an extra treat for PlayStation Plus members in the form of some complimentary cosmetics. Available from the PlayStation Stor
News Titanfall Dev's Free Battle Royale Apex Legends Out Now on PS4
Download from the PS Store
Apex Legends, the anticipated free-to-play first-person shooter from Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment, is out now on the PlayStation 4. Available to download globally from the PlayStation Store, the title promises a new kind of Battle Royale experience, as the studio’s knack for kinetic controls takes centre...
Rumour Free-to-Play Battle Royale Version of Titanfall to Release on Monday
Here's an interesting one for the weekend: according to online scuttlebutt, Respawn Entertainment is set to release a free-to-play Battle Royale version of Titanfall on Monday 4th February, titled Apex Legends. It will be a class based shooter with unique abilities for each individual hero that allows 60 players to battle it out per...
News EA Buckles Under Microtransaction Pressure in Belgium
Someone call Jim Sterling
Put the publisher under enough pressure and it seems that EA will buckle eventually. The company has announced that it plans to stop selling FIFA Points in Belgium, after the government declared loot boxes to be a form of gambling last year. For those of you who don’t know, FIFA Ultimate Team is an extremely popular mode...
News The Game Awards Will Play Host to Your Next Glimpse of ANTHEM
Bring your Doritos
ANTHEM is only a few short months away from release now, and we'll get our next look at Bioware's next big thing next week at The Game Awards. The game's Twitter account is already teasing the trailer, though, and you can catch a grand 20 seconds of it below. The announcement will belong in the category of updates to games we...
News Battlefield V Half-Price Less Than a Week After Launch
Battlefield V officially launched last week – well, for non-subscribing peasants anyway. Word is that the first-person shooter hasn’t exactly been setting the sales charts alight, and that’s perhaps evidenced by this Target offer, which has seen the title’s MSRP temporarily cut in half, down as low as $29.99 until Thursday...
Guide Battlefield 5 - When Will Battle Royale Mode Firestorm Launch?
We look at Battlefield V's full content plan
When will Battlefield V's Battle Royale mode Firestorm launch? And what other Battlefield V content is on the way? DICE's latest already has an extensive list of post-release content that will be added to the game over the next few months and into 2019. EA has promised that every piece of DLC and update...
Round Up Battlefield V PS4 Reviews Begin to Breach Enemy Lines
War never changes
Battlefield V has the most convoluted, complicated release schedule of any game ever, which means that for some people on some platforms the first-person shooter is out now; for others you may be waiting as late as 20th November to get your hands on the DICE developed sequel. Yeah, it’s bizarre. It means that some reviews are...