While it mostly looks similar to its predecessor, The Division 2 makes huge changes to many of the systems from the first game. One of the biggest additions comes in the form of Specializations, a sort of soft character class, to help solidify your role in a team, that brings with it a whole new progression system.Whether it's newcomers starting The Division fresh and wanting to hit the ground running, or veterans who’re more used to how the first game does things, understanding Specializations will be key once you’ve hit the level cap in The Division 2.How to unlock Specializations in The Division 2Specializations are one part of the massive new endgame progression system for The Division 2, meaning you’ll have to reach the full endgame before you can take advantage of them.Once you hit level 30, make sure you’ve completed all three of the available Stronghold missions: Roosevelt Island, District Union Arena, and the freshly unlocked Capitol Building. Beating … [Read more...] about The Division 2 Specializations guide: which one should you pick first?
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Destiny 2 season 6 launched today. This is the first major content patch since 2018, adding a twist to the popular Gambit mode with Gambit Prime. There are also new rewards to earn, including a fan-favorite exotic from the original Destiny. Here are all the things you need to know about Destiny 2 update 2.2.0. For a full list of patch notes, keep scrolling down. Gambit Prime and Season of the Drifter The Season of the Drifter is adding plenty of content for Destiny 2 Annual Pass owners. The two main activities are Gambit Prime and The Reckoning. Gambit Prime is a faster take on Gambit. It only lasts one round, and players are able to wear armor pieces that give them special perks and impact their Gambit play style. Players earn these pieces in The Reckoning, a matchmade PvE event where players kill waves of enemies at different difficulty tiers. The Annual Pass also comes with a quest to regain the Exotic hand cannon Thorn. Basic Gambit is getting improvements For Forsaken owners, … [Read more...] about Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter patch brings new game modes, shotgun changes, and major bug fixes
Building a solid game calls for a good design doc. Laying out at least the core vision, along with preferably additional details about how features and their implementation work together as a coherent whole, is a much safer way to develop rather than repeatedly wandering down the wrong path and having to backtrack. Even back in 2012 the Cogmind 7DRL had a design doc, honestly even more important in that case because you need some real direction and focus to ensure completion of a game like that in a week! Not the best example, being my first ever attempt despite years of prior dev experience (during which I never finished a game, go figure!), but it served its purpose, and I’ve since written many more for other potential roguelikes. The most relevant among those would be Cogmind’s own, which when the project was resurrected the next year (2013) grew from 1,119 to 18,000 words. That doc was updated and expanded throughout two years of pre-alpha development, natural during … [Read more...] about Beyond the Design Doc: Unplanned Cogmind Features
Here are our picks for the absolute best PS4 games. From blockbusters to indies, action roller-coasters to contemplative explorations, these are the best games available right now for Sony’s PlayStation 4, as selected by the voracious gamers of VG247. We’ll be checking back in with new games on the regular, as old favourites are retired and new challengers rise above the pack to win a place in our hearts. It’s been a while since we last updated this list, and 2017 has long since drawn to a close. During last year we got some new info on games that might one day make this list, like Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2. But for now, the most recent additions to our list are the mainstream smash-hit sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale and Capcom’s action-RPG epic Monster Hunter World. At the end of last year, Middle Earth: Shadow of War arrived to succeed the venerable old Shadow of Mordor on our list – building on the rock-solid … [Read more...] about The best PS4 games in 2018: every must-play on Sony’s flagship console
Fortnite has taken the world by storm since its release last year and Epic Games has consistently been great about updating the game. That holds true today as Epic Games has recently launched patch v2.5.0 for Fortnite and with it comes a vast number of changes to both Battle Royale and Save the World game modes. In addition to the usual slew of balancing and bug fixes that this patch provides, it has also added a variety of new gear related to the Lunar New Year. The most notable inclusions related to this are the additions of four new characters and a weapon set known as Dragon Weapons for Save the World, while Battle Royale has received new shrine locations that are scattered across the map. The other most notable feature would be that of the Impulse Grenade which blasts enemies back upon detonation. On a technical level, dynamic resolution and high quality temporal upsampling have been added to both the Xbox One and PS4 versions of … [Read more...] about Massive Fortnite Update Adds New Weapons, Gear, and 4K Resolution for Xbox One X