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DICE drops the axe on Battlefield 5’s planned 5v5 mode

Battlefield 5 will no longer be expanding its multiplayer suite to include a 5v5 mode, as previously planned. In the latest Letters from the Front developer update, DICE senior producer Ryan McArthur details various updates coming to upcoming patches before dropping the hammer on plans to introduce a 5v5 multiplayer mode. Despite a fair chunk of McArthur's update being dedicated to the news, it isn't entirely clear why DICE is canceling Battlefield 5's 5v5 mode. McArthur explains that efforts to

By | 2019-08-24T07:31:20+00:00 August 24th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battlefield 5’s 5v5 competitive mode is ditched

Battlefield 5’s competitive 5v5 mode has been canceled, EA DICE announced. The studio said that their ongoing efforts in quality assurance and new content delivery are more important. “Not creating this mode was a tough decision, but vital for us to more quickly reach our bug-crushing and content goals,” McArthur wrote. DICE said back in April that a 5v5 squad conquest mode would be coming in the fourth chapter of Battlefield 5’s DLC schedule, which launched in June. Update 4.6 will also bring C

By | 2019-08-23T17:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gears 5’s Horde mode revealed at Gamescom

Gears 5 will bring back Horde mode, the wave-based cooperative survival mode that’s been a hallmark of the third-person shooter series since Gears of War 2. A new gameplay trailer for Gears 5’s Horde mode, above, shows off those Ultimate abilities and more. The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson said that Ultimates will change how people play Horde mode. Other changes coming in Gears 5’s Horde mode include “taps,” described as energy geysers that will appear around the map on every 10th wave. A

By | 2019-08-18T17:00:00+00:00 August 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Street Fighter 5’s next trio of characters leak on Steam

According to the video, all three characters will be available for Street Fighter 5 on Sunday, Aug. 4. That’s the final day of Evo 2019, and the day of the Street Fighter 5 grand finals. E. Honda first appeared in the series in Street Fighter 2: The World Warriors. Honda’s bath house stage from Street Fighter 2 is also coming to Street Fighter 5 as DLC. Poison appeared in the original Final Fight as an enemy, and she’s been a playable character in Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekk

By | 2019-07-30T17:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Gears 5’s Arcade mode works, and why it’s important

The technical test for Gears 5 starts Friday for those who pre-ordered the game and for subscribers to the Xbox Game Pass. With it comes an all-new game mode called Arcade. Traditionally, the Gears of War franchise has had a very different style of gameplay from other multiplayer shooters. Arcade is intended to ease in fans of multiplayer shooters who just might not otherwise be ready for that. Arcade mode might not be for everyone, especially fans of the traditional double-tap style of shotgun

By | 2019-07-18T17:00:00+00:00 July 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gears 5’s multiplayer reveal looks fluid, still all about shotguns

Gears 5's multiplayer is making its big debut this weekend during the Gears Summer Series Invitational. It's not always clear what's going on, but Gears 5 is looking fast, fluid, and still full of instant shotgun kills. Shotguns have always been a big part of Gears multiplayer, but watching pros use them is something else. Gears of War multiplayer is best known for its classic deathmatch and objective modes, but the Summer Series is showing off Gears' marque esports mode, the new and improved Es

By | 2019-07-15T07:52:04+00:00 July 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gears 5’s Escalation is the series’ ‘most intense competitive mode to date’

A recent blog post and video from the developer breaks down how its marquee competitive mode, Escalation, is changing for Gears 5. "Escalation in Gears 5 is the most intense competitive mode to date," said multiplayer design director Ryan Cleven. Power weapons are super important in the Gears meta, so it makes sense that half of Escalation's depth comes from their strategic placement. It's got some of the tactical meta of Counter-Strike, but seems styled toward the classic Gears multiplayer setu

By | 2019-07-07T07:45:18+00:00 July 7th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battlefield 5’s wacky Easter eggs: Finger guns and a stairway to heaven

Perhaps you got wind of the Handgun (do ho ho) weapon someone dug up in the game earlier this week. Seems that it’s a mite tough to locate, otherwise many more people would be running around cocking (or dislocating) their digits and chirping “pew pew pew!” at one another. It appears to be some sort of a puzzle/challenge, too, as YouTuber Jackfrags notes in the video below. The Battlefield franchise has become well known for its Easter eggs and other goofs, some of which the community has inspire

By | 2019-06-26T17:00:00+00:00 June 26th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Devil May Cry 5’s coming in spring 2019 and it stars Nero, Dante, and a wise-talking mechanic

Devil May Cry 5 is real, it stars Nero, and it's coming in spring 2019. Don't worry, the teaser ended with a quick appearance from original Devil May Cry protagonist Dante as well. But still, nice of Microsoft to give Nero and friends a great big stage to do their debut on, right? Oh, and one last thing: despite the fact that Microsoft now owns Ninja Theory, which developed DmC: Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 5 is being built internally at Capcom. We'll just have to wait and see what Ninja Theory

By | 2019-06-10T17:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here’s a look at Battlefield 5’s upcoming Marita map, set in Greece

Battlefield 5's fourth chapter is releasing June 27, but not everything is coming on day one. The Marita map will release for all players in July, and takes us to The Battle of Greece, which saw Italy and Germany invade the country in 1941. Chapter 4 will be free to all Battlefield 5 players, and will include several other maps which EA teased a few days ago. During EA Play, the publisher also teased Chapter 5: Awakening the Giant, which will bring us to the Pacific Theater. You can watch the fu

By | 2019-06-09T08:03:18+00:00 June 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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