Tag: crossplay

14
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War — How It’s Changing For The Cross-Play Beta Weekend

The first public beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ran this past weekend on PS4, and now developer Treyarch has outlined some of the changes in the pipeline for the next beta. The second beta is a much bigger one, as it’s coming to Xbox One and PC as well, and there will be cross-platform multiplayer support.

Weekend 2 players can expect a series of changes, including the team deathmatch score limit rising from 75 to 100 “for better match pacing,” as well as a change to the Duster Stock attachment that will slow down sliding speed.

The cooldown on the Spy Plane scorestreak has been increased to lessen the experience of having too many of them in the sky at the same time from different players.

There have also been some general changes to improve the experience, such as join-in-progress now preventing players from joining a match when it’s too close to ending.

A series of bugs have been fixed as well. Different scopes like the Snappoint, Diamondback, and Hawksmoor could block the player’s view while aiming down sights, but this has been fixed. The update also fixes an issue that could prevent players’ names from being visible in the pre-match lobby. You can see the full patch notes below.

Weekend 2 will also feature new maps, weapons, modes, playlists, Scorestreaks, Perks, Wildcards, and equipment, and Treyach will provide a rundown of these new additions soon.

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Weekend 2 kicks off on October 15, which is when all PS4 players can get in, as well as Xbox One and PC players who have preordered the game digitally. On October 17, the beta opens to everyone, regardless of preorder status, and it runs until October 19.

The Weekend 2 beta will end at 10 AM PT on Monday,

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Minecraft Dungeons Shows Off New DLC, Increased Difficulty, And Crossplay

Mojang has shown off some new additions to Minecraft Dungeons during Minecraft Live 2020, including a new paid DLC pack and 20 new free difficulty levels, as well as details on crossplay support. The Minecraft spin-off’s next DLC is called Howling Peaks, and it’ll introduce new snowy biomes and a major new boss to fight.

Howling Peaks will include the new Tempest Golem boss, which can blast adventures with harsh winds. Along with this boss, there will be new missions, items, and mobs introduced alongside these new environments. This is the third DLC for the game, following Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter.

A new difficulty system is being introduced, too, with 20 new difficulty modes being added through the new Apocalypse Plus system. This will add 20 new difficulties beyond Apocalypse VII, which will allow for more powerful characters and significantly increased challenge. Alongside this, new enchantments and unique items will also be added.

Minecraft Dungeons Howling Peaks key art
Minecraft Dungeons Howling Peaks key art

First footage of cross-platform support between the PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch versions of the game was also shown during Minecraft Live. This functionality will be added in a free update in the future, which is just one part of the game’s content update calendar. Players will be able to experience crossplay by the time Howling Peaks is available, it seems. The Bedrock Edition of Minecraft already supports crossplay for the majority of systems. In fact, it was one of the first games to support the feature this generation.

Minecraft Dungeons is available on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and PC. Exact dates on the DLC and these updates have not been announced yet. Minecraft Live also brought news of a new Minecraft update centered around its caves.

The Minecraft spin-off scored a 7/10 in our Minecraft Dungeons

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

‘Apex Legends’ To Add Cross-Play For PS4, Xbox One, PC But No Cross-Progression

KEY POINTS

  • “Apex Legends” will allow players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to battle each other through cross-play
  • Cross-progression across different platforms is not part of the game’s latest update
  • The “Aftermarket” collection event and a new mode are also coming on Oct. 6

Cross-play, that elusive feature that many titles fantasize about having, is coming to “Apex Legends” according to developer Respawn Entertainment.

It will be available on versions of “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for beta testing beginning on Oct. 6, as well as on Origin for PC. The Steam version will get cross-play support at a later date.

Although there was no mention of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Respawn Entertainment stated in June that “Apex Legends” was coming to the console as part of their cross-play plans even back then.

Cross-play will be allowed by default although Respawn warned that if players disable it, they will only be matched with each other. This will in turn lengthen time spent in queue lines.

Respawn emphasized that although cross-play is coming to “Apex Legends,” the same cannot be said for cross-progression a.k.a. carrying over gameplay progress across all platforms. In contrast, car racing/soccer hybrid title “Rocket League” introduced cross-progression in its latest update.

“While we do believe this is a valuable feature, it’s unfortunately not available for ‘Apex Legends’ at this time,” Respawn said in a blog post. “However, we will talk more about this at our Steam launch later in the year.”

The excitement of pitting Xbox One players of “Apex Legends” with PlayStation 4 players and PC players is a gamer’s dream as it finally allows the breaking down of platform walls and would result in pure competition of skills in the game.

Polygon reported that console players will

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Apex Legends crossplay launches in beta next week

Respawn’s battle royale Apex Legends is getting its long-awaited crossplay feature next week, the developer announced on Thursday. Crossplay will arrive on October 6th alongside the new limited-time “Aftermarket Collection” event.

The feature, first announced back in June, is launching into beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, meaning those three groups of players will be able to play with and against one another for the first time since the game’s February 2019 launch. There won’t, however, be cross-progression, meaning you can’t take your console account with you to PC or vice versa, as you can in games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and Warzone.

“Since the launch of Apex Legends, cross-play has been one of the most requested features from our players who want the ability to play with their friends on other platforms. During the cross-play beta, players will have full access to cross-play functionality while we collect data, test the feature at scale, and most importantly, listen to you, the fans, for feedback,” explains game director Chad Grenier.

Crossplay will be turned on by default, Respawn says, but only in such a way that PS4 and Xbox One players will be grouped together in lobbies with one another. If players opt in to a PC-console lobby by grouping together with a PC friend playing via EA’s Origin client, then they’ll be placed in PC servers. (Respawn says Steam players will be supported as well when the