Overwatch will stage a four-day, free weekend beginning Thursday, Aug. 23. While free players will have to buy the game to continue beyond that, all 28 characters and every map will be available to them on all platforms — PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Blizzard staged a free weekend a month ago, but that one was only for PC, observing the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals. The free play begins at 11 a.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 23 and continues until Monday, Aug. 27 at 11:59 p.m. PT. After that, free players will be able to transfer any progress they’ve made if they buy Overwatch Legendary Edition on the console they played, or any version of Overwatch on PC. PC players will be able to download Overwatch for free through the Blizzard Battle.net client. They’ll need an account on it, though. PS4 players will find it in the PlayStation Store under “Overwatch Free Weekend.” Xbox One players should search for “Overwatch: Origins … [Read more...] about Overwatch gets free weekend on consoles and PC
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Fight! Fight! FIGHT! The two big battle royale sensations are now available on mobile devices, and in general, both do a commendable job of condensing the console and PC experience down into something that can fit in your pocket or be played on the bus. There can only be one winner, though. To find out which survival shooter is king, we’re pitting PUBG Mobile and Fortnite Mobile against each other, in categories spanning gameplay, visuals, performance, and microtransactions, to see which battler is best. Get ready for one hell of a survivalist scrap… Fortnite vs PUBG: Gameplay 100 players enter, one leaves. When it comes right down to the core, PUBG and Fortnite are indecipherable shades of grey. Verdict: draw. Nah, just foolin’. While the basic ‘outlast 99 other players’ concept intrinsically links both games, there are some key differences between the two battle royale rivals. The biggie? Building vs vehicles. In Fortnite, you chop down various … [Read more...] about PUBG Mobile vs Fortnite Mobile – which portable battle royale is best?
Invites for Fortnite Battle Royale’s mobile beta are now rolling out (related: you might be in, so check your email). As we noted, it runs like a dream — no small feat for a fast-paced multiplayer game running on a mobile platform. But while this is the Fortnite you know fundamentally — same map, same circle, same pining for chug jugs, and same dreams of cross-play with your PC and console friends — by bringing Battle Royale to the iPhone, Epic Games did need to make some changes to accommodate for (among other things) the smaller screen and touch controls. The biggest quality of life change is a concession to those who play phone games without headphones: footsteps, gunfire, and chests are visible on the screen. We go over this and five more changes that were made to Battle Royale in the video above. Check it out before you dive in to play Fortnite Battle Royale on your next commute. … [Read more...] about 6 things that changed in Fortnite on iPhone vs. PC and console
@xantufrog said: @Johnny-n-Roger: you need to check your facts. PC is my preferred platform, but consoles have fairly consistently released with very competitive hardware - the PS4/X1 release was probably one of the worst comparison points. The OG Xbox, for example, fell in between a GeForce 3 and GF3 Ti500 in specifications. This was a very compelling package at that time. *edit* it's also been historically VERY challenging to directly compare the hardware on consoles vs PCs. The systems often had extremely customized hardware making raw numbers like ram frequency poor indicators of the effective capabilities of the systems when properly coded for by a developer. This generation and the OG XBox and X360 were the easiest ones to make comparisons like you want to make. PC gaming was less widespread during previous console generations, and PC hardware was comparatively weaker as a result. This allowed consoles to be more competitive. Innovation in the PC hardware space has increased … [Read more...] about Next gen consoles, someone will make a grave error, will it be S0ny or M$ to fall for the CPU powa hype trap?
Destiny 2 may be currently trying to climb itself out of trouble with fans with a full schedule of game updates to address some of the biggest complaints about the game. However, the game’s current state didn’t affect its launch last fall, especially on PC, which Activision says is their biggest PC game launch in the publisher’s history. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said during an earnings call that Destiny 2 was Activision’s best-selling PC game ever “based on units.” In addition, the game’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, was played by more players than Destiny 1‘s first expansion, The Dark Below. That’s good news for Activision and Bungie, but it’s not too surprising considering the PC version offers the best visual experience and arguably the best way to play shooters. Sidestepping the mouse and keyboard vs. controller debate, Destiny 2 on PC sports 4K visuals and can run at 60 frames per second (and … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 Sets Record for Largest PC Launch in Activision History