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For Honor Season Two ‘Shadow and Might’ Launching May 16 Across PC and Consoles; New Trailer Released

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For Honor Update 1.06 Today on PS4 & Xbox One Balances Fighters, Improves Performance

[embedded content] Released ahead of schedule, For Honor update 1.06 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft has announced. However, due to an issue with Ubisoft’s servers today, you may be unable to connect to a match, even after installing the update. Here’s the patch notes for update 1.06, which highlight changes to the fighters, frame-rate improvements in game menus and during matches, the activation of Join-in-Progress at the end of the match, and more: Connectivity Network Data exchanges between players are now more resilient to network fluctuations. Reduced the footprint of data exchanges to improve match experience under limited networking conditions. Performance Multiple performance improvements increasing the frame-rate both in game menus and during matches. The LODs (Level of Detail) on ambient FX are now dynamically adjusted during matches, when required, to help ensure optimal performance. [Bug Fix] Fixed a performance degradation when the Xbox One home panel was being opened which sometimes triggered a simulation re-synchronization. Session/Match Reduced the rematch timer from 90 to 60 seconds. We are now able to activate Join-in-Progress at the end of the match. When we activate it at a later date, players leaving the session will be replaced by READ…

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Report: Vivendi Will Attempt Hostile Bid for Ubisoft This Year

Ubisoft is one of my favorite developer/publishers in the biz. It has given us great series such as Far Cry, both amazing and not-so-amazing Tom Clancy games, the Assassin’s Creed series, recent new IP such as Watch …Read More The post Report: Vivendi Will Attempt Hostile Bid for Ubisoft This Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


Report: Vivendi Might Be Eyeing Ubisoft Takeover This Year, According to Reuters’ Sources

Sources close to Reuters have told the news agency that Vivendi is likely to consider acquisitions in the video game and advertising business this year as its investors have expressed concerns about the company’s strategy going forward. The French conglomerate’s shares have fallen amid uncertainty about what it plans to do next. Over the past three years, its Chairman Vincent Bollore has spent a significant amount of cash on acquisitions and he now has to defend his position. One of the ways he’s expected to address uncertainty is to go through the acquisitions before the year’s over. Two companies have been named as likely targets of Vivendi’s expansion strategies: advertising company Havas and Assassin’s Creed studio, Ubisoft. “Vivendi is moving to the second phase, everything will take place this year,” said one of the sources with reference to both companies. “The logical thing would be to buy Ubisoft,” said another. Ubisoft won’t go down without a fight, however. The developer has been fiercely resisting a takeoever but if Vivendi goes ahead, it could “potentially lead to a costly, unsolicited full takeover bid,” notes Reuters. Vivendi has had its eyes set on Ubisoft since 2015 and has continued to increase its stake despite READ…

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Top For Honor Player Accused Of Rampant Rage-Quitting

For Honor CosmicSwordsman is one of the highest-ranked For Honor player on Xbox. Playing the Orochi class, they have killed 5,384 players and died four times, according to their For Honor tracker network page. They have lost once. Advertisement Of course, there’s a catch: allegedly, and ironically, they got there by gaming For Honor’s ranking system. According to For Honor players who have encountered them, CosmicSwordsman quits games they might lose. After they’ve died once, players say, they book it. That keeps their kill/death ratio in the top 0.1%. It’s not a very honorable way to climb to the top. For Honor On /r/ForHonor, Redditors have gone on a tear against CosmicSwordsman. Although moderators have deleted several posts detailing their exploits, citing a policy against witch hunts, their name is still evoked on the daily. Gamers threaten CosmicSwordsman, telling him to “get fucked.” Their name has become synonymous with toxicity. Others take this rage-quitting more lightly, asking CosmicSwordsman to do an AMA or photoshopping their tracker network page: Yesterday, a /r/ForHonor moderator threatened to ban Redditors who contribute to their infamy. CosmicSwordsman himself is banned from the subreddit and did READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Ghost Recon Wildlands Tops UK Sales Charts For 4th Time This Year

The 15th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and like the 14th week, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is once again the top dog, a title it has held now for the fourth …Read More The post Ghost Recon Wildlands Tops UK Sales Charts For 4th Time This Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


Steep Winterfest Pack DLC Featured in New Trailer; Coming May 3

Steep’s Winterfest DLC Arrives on May 3, Includes the Winter Sled

[embedded content] The Winterfest DLC for Steep is releasing on May 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Ubisoft announced today. It will be free to Season Pass owners, and everyone else can purchase it separately for $11.99 USD. Winterfest introduces a new sport, the Winter Sled, as well as 21 Winterfest challenges, 10 costumes, customization items, and “brand new bosses that will draw players into a breathtaking adventure and invite them to defeat fantastic new foes.” With the Winter Sled, you’ll be able to travel around freely, just like you can with skis, snowboards, wingsuits, and paragliders. Winterfest is the first of three DLC packs in the Season Pass. The second DLC pack, the Extreme Pack, will add three new sports: rocket wings, base jumping, and speed gliding. A release window hasn’t been given for the Extreme Pack. [Source: Ubi Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Ghost Recon’s New DLC Is A Goofy Mess

It’s safe to say that I wasn’t impressed with Ghost Recon Wildlands. The game’s first DLC Narco Road tries to take the game down a wackier, more adrenaline filled path. After all, Tom Clancy games are well known for monster trucks. Advertisement Spending time with Wildlands revealed a solid tactical core underneath the uninspired world design and jingoistic narrative. Taking down an outpost without detection is an exhilarating experience and the game is blast with a squad of friends. But it was caught in a tonal limbo. It had all the serious aspirations of Far Cry 2 married with a love of big explosions that would make Just Cause blush. Narco Road opts to explore the latter concerns, offering high octane action that ultimately falls flat. Here’s the thing: I want to like this game. I really do. The early Rainbox Six titles were challenging tactical outings with serious grit and Splinter Cell managed to turn labyrinthine plots into gorgeous pulp. Narco Road starts with an interesting concept. You’re tasked with infiltrating a dangerous cartel and earning their trust before dispatching the high ranked lieutenants. The stakes feel higher than the base READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Ubisoft Announces Bordeaux & Berlin Studios, Each Will Assist in Developing AAA Games

[embedded content] Ubisoft announced today that they’ll soon open two new studios in Europe: Ubisoft Bordeaux and Ubisoft Berlin. Both will “assist in developing new AAA games for some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises,” and the company is expecting to hire at least 50 people per studio in the first year. Ubisoft talked about opening new studios in France and Germany: The new studios demonstrate Ubisoft’s commitment to developing enriching, immersive game worlds and world-class entertainment franchises. They will plug into Ubisoft’s cross-studio collaboration approach, in which Ubisoft studios from across the globe work together on AAA game development, with each studio providing distinct contributions based on their areas of expertise. With four established studios in France and two in Germany, Ubisoft already has a strong presence in the two countries’ video game ecosystems. By opening these two new studios, Ubisoft is creating additional opportunities for local talent and adding to the expertise of its respective local teams. Ubisoft Bordeaux will collaborate on the development of Just Dance, Steep, and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Julien Mayeux was named Studio Manager. A studio manager wasn’t named for Ubisoft Berlin, but it was revealed that the Berlin studio will work closely with Ubisoft Blue Byte (The Settlers, Anno franchises) on READ FULL…

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Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.1.3 Today Makes Changes to Glaz’s Scope, Montagne’s LFP586

With Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1.3 today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Ubisoft has tweaked Glaz’s scope to make it easier to know when a shot lands or misses, increased Montagne’s LFP586 hip fire spread, fixed several bugs, and more. For Glaz’s scope, Ubisoft noticed that the blood splatter visual effects were not working properly, making it difficult to know if shots were hitting. To help remedy this, they’ve reduced the noise created by the thermal lens, lowered the contrast of the teal tint of the lens, lowered the contrast of the yellow highlight on opponents, and fixed the blood splatters effect not appearing on successful shots. As for Montagne’s LFP586, Ubisoft says, “We felt like Montagne paired with the LFP586 + laser sight was overall too strong at medium and longer range encounters, so we have increased the hip fire spread of the gun. Montagne won’t be able to quickly shut down his opponent without having to expose himself anymore, given that there is a decent distance between the two.” Here’s the rest of the patch notes for today’s Rainbow Six Siege update: Echo’s Yokai Drone disorients a player if it hits any body part Echo’s Yokai drone’s sonic burst now registers all READ FULL…

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For Honor Update 1.05 Now Out on PS4 & Xbox One, Here’s the Changes

Released earlier this month for PC, For Honor update 1.05 is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In addition to all of the changes below, Ubisoft notes that AFK detection now treats non-changing/constant controller inputs as AFK and will kick you from matches after a certain time (doesn’t include when you’re dead during Brawl and Elimination matches). Also, Global Order are now available for Daily Orders, and will be available for Contract Orders on Thursday when it resets. Here’s the patch notes for today’s new For Honor update: Fight Superior Block feedback Warden’s Top Light opener Superior Block visual effect applied on sword. Kensei’s Dodge Forward, Left, Right Superior Block visual effect applied on sword. Valkyrie moveset Removed Guardbreak Cancel from Shield Tackle Cancel Moveset description. Tutorial Updated Guardbreak Tutorial text for more clarity on Counter Guardbreak. Guardbreak [Bug Fix] Counter Guardbreak ability is no longer affected by the Debuff Gear Stat. Assassins [Bug Fix] Assassins not falling Unbalance when thrown out of stamina is resolved. Revenge [Bug Fix] Revenge activation no longer interruptible by Emotes. Barracks [Bug Fix] Fixed inverted Kensei Emotes “Wipe Blade” and “Arm and Armed”. Fighters Nobushi [Bug Fix] Hidden Stance input improvement [Bug Fix] Nobushi’s bleed READ FULL…

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Ubisoft Opens Two New Studios in Berlin Bordeaux; Adding at Least a 100 Jobs

Today, Ubisoft, publisher and developer of games like Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Widlands, the Far Cry series, the Assassin Creed series, and many, many more, has announced that it has opened up two new studios in Europe: …Read More The post Ubisoft Opens Two New Studios in Berlin Bordeaux; Adding at Least a 100 Jobs by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Narco Road DLC Launch Trailer Released

[embedded content] In a press release, Ubisoft revealed the first expansion for Ghost Recon Wildlands titled “Narco Road.” Now available for Season Pass owners on all platforms, Narco Road will be available piecemeal this April 25 for $14.99 on consoles and PC. Narco Road trades in stealth and assault for subterfuge and tasks players with infiltrating three gangs of smugglers led by the elusive El Invisible. Players will have to go undercover and work their way up the ranks and earn the trust of the mysterious leader if they have any hope of bringing him to justice. Playable entirely in solo or co-op, players will have to earn the respect of gang leaders by completing brand new campaign missions and taking part in adrenaline-fueled racing challenges. As is the norm nowadays for mutliplayer shooter expansions, a new title update is now out for Ghost Recon Wildlands that includes gameplay tweaks, new challenges and more. Full details on the update can be seen here. Leading up to the launch of Narco Road, a new title update is now available for all players that includes gameplay improvements and introduces weekly live season challenges in the form of solo, co-op READ FULL STORY…