After some major mechanical changes, it’s possible that a lot of maps in Armored Warfare just don’t have the pop they used to. But you needn’t worry about the Ghost Field map, because that map has recently undergone an extensive overhaul for both PvP matches and Global Operations encounters. And these changes are all made with the recent mechanical revisions in mind, so you can be sure that things like foliage and cover are arranged accordingly.
In addition to new objectives for the Global Operations encounter, players will also note that tank commanders are no longer required to pay for ammunition or repairs. This allows you to focus more on controlling key points and deploying NPC assistance to take control of the map as a whole. Check out some screenshots and a video preview of the map just below. We should note that despite the name, the redone map still does not feature any ghosts; whether this is a positive or not will depend on your personal attitudes about fighting ghosts in tanks.
Players testing Path of Exile’s
upcoming The Fall of Oriath
are going to be hit with a beta server wipe later this week when Act 8 lands for testing. That means new content to play, including the new Harbour Bridge area
for people to explore. And you can preview the area right now with the video just below, so you don’t have to head to the bridge with no idea what it will look like.
Of course, it’s a short preview, just giving the barest idea of what the enemies and environment will be like in action… but it’s rather pretty regardless. Whether you’re in the beta test or just waiting for the full release, Path of Exile players will want to take a look.
A world as intricate and fanatically followed as Overwatch is bound to spark a question or two about its mysteries and secrets. In a new Ars Technica video, the dev team tackled over 11 minutes of community queries about lore, game design, double-jumping, and which hero took the longest to make (that would be Genji).
Moving over to the competitive side of things, the Overwatch League commissioner announced that the studio is sending out a survey to some of the top teams and players to help with the preparations of the launch of the league this year. The recipients of this survey come from a “scouting report” of potential (but not assured) candidates for league participation.
This survey may come as a hopeful sign to players and professional teams that are seriously concerned about what they perceive as a stagnated and decimated e-sports scene around the game.
Learn about all of the “unsolved mysteries” of Overwatch after the break!
You’re not going to want to cross Dungeon Fighter Online’s new battle-hardened clergy. The action MMORPG introduced its latest class yesterday, the Female Priest, and she’s Joan of Arc with a disturbing secret. The class came about when special girls were forced to drink infected blood in order to battle the forces of evil more thoroughly.
The Female Priest can evolve into one of four different advanced classes: the Crusader, Inquisitor, Mistress, and Shaman. Each of these determines her weapon of choice (for example, scythe vs. rosaries) and the type of armor she can equip.
Coinciding with the Female Priest update is a series of in-game events, such as being able to earn a limited-edition damage font (that’s got to be a first), gifts for leveling up a Priest, free Mass Liberation weapons, a snorkling activity, and something to do with honey.
Things are getting escalated again in Star Trek Online
with the release of season 13.5 on July 18th. Players will be tasked with breaking the legendary Klingon general (and former chancellor) Martok from a Son’a prison. This marks the addition of veteran Star Trek actor J. G. Hertzler to the game’s cast
after originating the role of Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. You can even check out an interview with Hertzler just below.
This update also includes the new Endeavor system, putting challenges before players to complete on a regular basis for rewards. There’s also a new Ferengi Admiralty campaign for players to work through, offering another avenue of rewards for players with plenty of ships under their command. You’ve got a couple more weeks to go before everything comes on to the live servers, but at least you can be assured it will escalate appropriately once it arrives.
After recruiting Firebrand to help in the resistance, Massively OP’s Larry and MJ are heading back to base to begin the next chapter of SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire
, which just happens to be Chapter XI. Will there be more recruits, or is it time to start sticking it to the Fallen Empire? Will the audience choose to blow more things up? Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. as the KOTFE
Choose My Alignment story continues.
What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Just because a game is loosely labeled as “fantasy” doesn’t mean that it is forbidden from delving into the realm of technology and sci-fi on occasion, right?
Today, Blade and Soul is opening up a dungeon quite unlike any seen in the game to date. The Irontech Forge is a combination of mine and bio-tech research facility, and there’s enough grit and evil down below to beat down even the most seasoned player. Of course, there are shiny new rewards, so everyone will be lining up for a turn at a spanking even so. The dungeon, which features two difficulty modes, is meant for a team of six players who are level 50.
“The ousted Chief Administrator, Jang Hansol, desperately needs your help to recover the Forge’s valuable secrets and dismantle the Iron Army before it evolves into an unstoppable force,” the devs explained. “To do so, you must fight through legions of advanced automatons, soldiers in augmented mech suits, and the Forge’s hideous cyborg prototypes before facing the facility’s new administrator, Yoong, the ‘Chief Mechanizer’ who has used his own experiments to transform himself into a one-man army.”
How long does it take for KingsIsle developers to go from concept to execution when it comes to Wizard101 and Pirate101 content? According to a new YouTube video in which the devs answer some player questions, the answer is roughly “six months” on average. There’s your fun fact for the day.
The video also shows off some new Wizard101 Pigswick spells that are coming to the game soon and then pops over to Pirate101 for a tour through upcoming quests. Give it a watch after the break! The Wizard101 info starts around the 42-minute mark, while the Pirate101 adventures take off around 51 minutes into the show.
If nothing else, MMORPGs are doing their darndest to teach us to be multilingual. Case in point, Twilight Spirits has launched on Steam — but only in simplified Chinese. Brush up on your translation program if you want to take this action MMO for a test drive, then!
Twilight Spirits is supposed to be a crossover, east-meets-west style of MMORPG with some impressive slow-mo combat developed by Netease. An English translation may be forthcoming, although nothing is official yet. In the meantime, you can check out the Steam version or wait until June 29th, when the official site will release its own client.
We’ve got the open beta CGI trailer for you below!
Massively OP’s MJ has been slowly streaming through all of EverQuest II’s Heritage Quests (slowly, because there are more than you can shake an Iksar at!). The group is finally finishing the level 50s, and that puts them smack dab in the middle of the fires of Lavastorm, and one of the ways to try and save time is by running multiple HQs concurrently. Currently the crew is Lavastorming, working to finish all three in that molten land. Can they finish one up tonight? Join us live at 8:00 p.m. for some hot adventures.
What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Is Worlds Adrift shaping up to be a sleeper hit of an MMO? Its team certainly thinks so, as it claims that in the first two weeks of testing alone, the median play time among closed beta gamers was an impressive 15 hours.
A beta report last week emphasized the team’s desire to have one server per world region, although this rule will be bent during the testing process. Right now, additional servers are opening up in the US and EU to allow the studio to test different map layouts and more player islands.
Another big change coming to the game is the addition of gameplay features to the Island Creator tool: “This means that on top of creating wonderfully-looking places of lore, exploration and awe, the creators will also be able to weave gameplay within the islands. Initially this will be rather simple: a type of surface players cannot grapple on; dangerous spikes that hurt on contact; and automated turrets that seek and fire until cleverly disarmed.”
See the developers messing around with Worlds Adrift’s turrets after the jump!
It has been nearly 10 years since Massively OP’s MJ has played Lineage II regularly, but she’s heading back in now in honor of the anniversary. What sights can she see, and what trouble can she get into? Will she even recognize the game? Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a 13th anniversary look at…
What: Lineage II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
3Are your primary complaints about Overwatch the fact that it doesn’t exclusively star giant robots while being a Chinese-only title? Because that’s exactly what Transformers Online is; Overwatch, but starring Transformers, and it’s China-exclusive. And with the release of the latest installment in the atrociously bad film series, the game has moved into its open beta phase in its native (and only) country.
The update also includes new skins for Optimus Prime and Megatron based on their appearances in the latest installment mentioned above, which you can purchase for about $15. You can also check out videos for the skins below, although it’s worth noting that once again, this title doesn’t seem to have any plans of an import. Still, considering the usual fate of online games starring the Transformers, perhaps this is still a pretty solid success.