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GAMESCOM 2017: Senior game designer Adam Clegg on why H1Z1 KOTK’s combat update could breathe fresh life into the game

"We took a look at our live server, and we saw that our combat needed an upgrade." Adam Clegg, H1Z1’s senior designer, has a gift for understatement. The difference between battle royale shooter H1Z1 on its live server, and the test server currently hosting the Combat Update is like night …

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Rainbow Six Siege Blood Orchid patch brings a monster changelog after Operation Health

Rainbow Six Siege’s next big expansion. Blood Orchid, is coming September 5th. The patch notes for the expansion have now been released, and it’s the game’s most expansive patch to date. "3 months ago, Operation Health was deployed as a major initiative to improve the game for the upcoming years," …

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GAMESCOM 2017: Two new weapons are coming to Battlegrounds, map-specific weapons could be coming in the future

Talking to Esports Pro today at Gamescom, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene has confirmed that the next big content drop for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will bring not one but two new weapons to the game.  While Greene wouldn’t reveal which exact weapons would be available for players to kill each other with, but …

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Big changes are coming to Rainbow Six Siege’s casual and ranked map rotation

Ubisoft are making another big change to the world of Rainbow Six Siege, with several maps being taken out of the rotation for both ranked and casual matches. The ranked rotation will contain the same nine matches as are contained in the competitive season’s playlist, with season three’s map pool …

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GAMESCOM 2017: HOTS director Dabiri says to expect more ‘Heroes of the Storm 2.0’ level events in the future

In an interview at Gamescom, Heroes of the Storm’s game director Alan Dabiri has said that Heroes of the Storm’s is currently going ‘fantastically’ and that after the 2.0 release earlier this year had ‘an explosion of activity’, you should expect to see “A few more of those Heroes 2.0 …

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GAMESCOM 2017: Bluehole and Nvidia bring ShadowPlay Highlights to PUBG

At an Nvidia event at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany,the developers of hit game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have revealed an update that’ll integrate with Nvidia’s ShadowPlay Highlights system. The integration is available now, and should kick in the next time you boot up Steam, and will allow players to automatically capture their …

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World of Tanks is getting a campaign mode, War Stories, next week

Wargaming have announced that popular competitive free-to-play game World of Tanks is getting a campaign mode next week, launching on August 22. This campaign will be called War Stories, with players crashing through historical battles, fantasy campaigns and events set in alternate histories. The War Stories mode can be played …

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Bluehole developer reveals WIP look at Battlegrounds’ vaulting system

It’s been two months since Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene took to the stage at E3 to show off vaulting and climbing mechanics for early access smash-hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. These mechanics have proven to be slightly tougher to implement than expected, with the original map not having been designed with vaulting in …

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Rainbow Six Siege to get UK console-focused Go4 tournaments

On Tuesday Ubisoft announced that it would be teaming up with ESL to kick off three months of Go4 cups in the UK, with a focus on console competitors. The competition will be open to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players, with matches running every Tuesday from 19:00 to 22:30 …

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Tencent enters the mobile MOBA battlefield in Europe with Arena of Valor

Tencent Games is stepping into European gaming market with an authentic 5V5 mobile MOBA game, Arena of Valor, which is published by Proxima Beta, a division of Tencent Games. Arena of Valor has been already launched in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam where it was an instant success. Within …

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