Mobile Mondays: Dragon Champions

It’s no exaggeration to say this week’s Mobile Mondays is a spiritual successor to last week’s game. With controversy in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes stirring up many in the community, myself included found themselves turning to this game. It was such a big movement, for a time the entire global chat was basically just Galaxy of Heroes players talking about how bad that game had gotten. So, how does Dragon Champions hold up against the might of EA and how does it stand by itself? Let’s find out.

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Gameplay

Dragon Champions is once again a team focused, turn-based strategy game in which you recruit a team of mighty heroes to face off against all manner of evil beasts. From human warriors to elvish healers to wise old pandas and lightning-quick foxes (yes you read that right) to even orcs and goblins Dragon Champions has a fantastic cast of characters for you to unlock and upgrade. General gameplay is, of course incredibly basic with you only ever selecting your target and the ability you want your character to use on their turn. Where Dragon Champions truly excels is it’s easy ‘pick up and play’ nature, its incredible free-to-play friendly system and its variety of content. It makes an attempt at telling a story, and whilst these incredible looking characters actually have some good persoanlity to them through some great back and forths the overall narrative never gripped me and as I sit here writing this I can’t even remember the details.

Its gameplay, however, more specifically its range of content is certainly impressive with regular campaign missions for different characters, challenges, limited-time events, PVP arena, and high tier guild raids there’s plenty to do in Dragon Champions. The best part of it all is that it can all be played almost straight out the gate by totally brand new players. Unlike Galaxy of Heroes which requires months of grinding to even compete in the raids, Dragon Champions has you fighting alongside friends against huge raid bosses in a matter of days. The accessibility of all this content to new players is staggering and surprisingly I never found it to be overwhelming. The game has a nice steady progression curve which I’ll talk more on later but it works really well.

Solid core gameplay, plenty to do and incredibly free-to-play friendly plus a charismatic cast of characters which you will actually WANT to collect easily makes up for a lackluster narrative and makes Dragon Champions a fantastic choice for those of you who are fans of this style of game.

Graphics

Dragon Champions captures that fantasy feel perfectly and honestly its lower-resolution graphics actually remind me of an RPG from the early ’90s. Thats, not a bad thing as I think it works wonders for this type of game. Its 3-D models are textured well, both from the heroes you unlock and the arenas they battle in but it’s missing that sharp edge which I think would really finish things off. Again, not a complaint from me as I really dig the style but if graphics are a big thing for you it’s worth pointing out.

Your battles are accompanied by the type of music you’d expect to hear in an Alton Towers ride, and whilst it can be ridiculously loud at times it adds some nice backing track to your battles and is espcially appreciated when your shifting through various menus outside of battles.

Progression

Dragon Champions has such a nice progression curve that new players will instantly feel at home when playing. There’s no elite gear that is one hundred battles away which you desperately need to level your heroes up. Gear and gear pieces are easily attenable and simply playing through the campaigns can earn you the gear needed to carry on progressing. Farming certain battles for specific gear is obviously still a thing but the drop rates seem very reasonable and auto battling isn’t a necessity because those earlier battles are just so quick and easy.

Being able to unlock multiple champaigns, enter legendary events and participate in guild raids in my first few days playing was fantastic and a nice breath of fresh air after playing Galaxy of Heroes for months. Paying your way through is an option but free-to-play players are more than welcomed in Dragon Champions.

Dragon Champions is a brilliant mobile game to waste some time on during the day. It achieves exactly what it sets out to do, with fun and intriguing characters making up for a less than great story and a huge variety of free-to-play friendly content is available for all players. If you’re into these types of games and don’t fancy breaking the bank, Dragon Champions might be the choice for you. Plus, you get to fight with pandas. Whos doesn’t want to fight with pandas?

Happy Birthday Skyrim: 8 Years Old Today!

8 years ago today you, a nameless adventurer, was thrown into the frozen tundras of an ancient land to the north of Cyrodiil locked in a bloody civil war between the Empire and the Stormcloak Rebellion. Doomed to die at the executioner’s ax, fate had other plans for you and you were thrust into a world of dangers, dragons, dungeons, and so, so much loot. On a quest to find out your own true power and survive the constant dangers lurking around every corner The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was truly an epic adventure. Skyrim is 8 years old today, so let’s take a look back at one of the most infamous RPG’s in all of gaming.

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Skyrim holds a special place in my heart. My first real open-world RPG and my first glimpse into the world of Elder Scrolls, yeah I know young blood over here didn’t play Oblivion till after Skyrim okay. This was easily my most played game back on the PS3 and combined with my Special edition playthroughs on PS4 is probably my most played game of all time. Hundreds of hours have been sunk into this game to the point where I know my way around Whiterun better than I do my home town.

8 years on and Elder scrolls V: Skyrim still holds up with the best of them. Sure the graphics are a little outdated although PC players can get the game looking like a new release with a few simple mods, and whilst gameplay is still as buttery smooth as I remember the cracks show a little compared to newer games.

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Skyrim’s by no means a perfect world but it is a truly beautiful and enthralling one. Many an hour was spent simply taking in the views as I chose to walk the few thousand miles to my destination rather than fast-travel. Camping out beneath the stars, getting myself into trouble along the road and suddenly feeling that call to adventure as I pass an unexplored dungeon which would push my already delayed quest back several more hours but would yield true glory and many a great story to tell at the inn (or on an Elder Scrolls forum, you know same thing).

Oh, and don’t for one second think this game can’t go toe to toe with the best of them delivering a sense of scale and adventure I’m still yet to feel from any other game I’ve played. The wonder, the feeling of freedom, the choice to play the game how I want, be the character I want to be and forge my own path, is something we don’t get too often these days and something we should cling onto for as long as we can. Hell, even take a look at the games produced by Bethesda, Skyrim’s developers, in recent years. Elder Scrolls Online’s frankly terrible launch and its pricey DLC’s plus Fallout 76’s…well just Fallout 76 is general proves that even Bethesda are struggling to make them like they used to.

Despite the games, breathtaking views and gripping gameplay what stands out the most when I reminisce on my time spent in Tamriel is the stories. For a game overflowing with story, Elder Scrolls V is so full of betrayals, backstabbings and, double-crossings it makes the Kardashians look like a well-functioning family, but Skyrim has also introduced me to some of the most memorable and some of my favorite characters in all of gaming. Characters whose allegiance I still don’t know for certain and others who I would trust with my life…or at least I would if their A.I wasn’t so… “unconventional” let’s say and I wasn’t already a dragon infused killing machine.

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Thinking back now some of my favorite memories come from this game, and to be fair some of my worst nightmares. Having my campion die, her body vanishing into thin air and all of my loot that she was carrying disappearing with her, with supposedly no way of getting her back even when loading a previous save was defiantly a kick in the sweet rolls. Then again that feeling of finally seeing daylight after crawling my way through a 2 hour long and Falmer infested dungeon can’t be summed up in words. Letting loose on a town of innocent people with the most powerful magic in the game only to relaunch my save as to avoid the million gold bounty I’d just been given was a surprisingly fun way to relieve some stress although it probably highlights some inner issues I might have. Or riding into a new town for the first time and leaving the next night with the residents having lighter pockets than before after I’ve put my sneak and pickpocket skills to good use.

Skyrim joins a rather elite club for me. A club filled with games where I look back and only remember the best times and even when I can remember the bad times they don’t matter because the memories of the game at it’s best were just that awesome. It is a game that opened my eyes, and one that truly changed my perspective on video games as a whole. I owe The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim a lot and it’s a game I will never, ever forget.

Happy birthday Skyrim. Maybe I’ll jump on again for old times sake and see if my archery skills are still up to scratch, or if I can still cast spells like the best of them, or if I ever did manage to clear out that one dungeon, or if I…oh no what have I started.

Mobile Mondays: Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

This week’s Mobile Mondays takes us to a galaxy far far away…a galaxy full of heroes, you see what I did there? One of EA’s biggest mobile games and, other than its mainstream Star Wars Battlefront games, it’s biggest Star Wars property. Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes is a genuinely fun, genuinely good looking Star Wars game that feels perfectly suited for the mobile platform, unfortunately, a good portion of that content comes behind a hefty paywall, with much of it being downright unreachable for free to play players. Galaxy of Heroes offers all of your favorite Star Wars heroes to battle with, but that doesn’t mean you’ll meet most of them.

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Gameplay

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes is developed by EA mobile and Capital Games and is your pretty standard turn-based strategy game in which you are a holo table player in a cantina, collecting various iconic Star Wars heroes across all eras to battle it out amongst themselves. The actual gameplay is pretty standard with you simply having to select which ability each of your characters uses once it’s their turn. Players of Marvel Strike Force will feel right at home here. One thing I will credit Galaxy of Heroes for is that despite the gameplay never changing, even when you swap legendary Star Wars characters for iconic ships, the vast amount of content available to play all feel different from one another. Regular campaign battles feel different from cantina battles, which feel different to mod battles and so on. The arena, the games PVP option feels completely different with a 5-minute timer forcing you to think fast and the legendary multi-stage raids which are playable through your guild feel like a real step up from regular missions.

Despite using the same team for the most part, and going up against the same enemies It took me a long time before I got bored, most likely because there is always something new to grind for, but also because I’m a huge Star Wars fan. A casual fan of the franchise or a casual player looking for a new mobile game to waste some time on will struggle to stay invested espcially if they are a free to play player because progression will eventually grind to a halt at a certain point.

I wouldn’t exactly say the game is balanced either. I never got the chance to use the best teams and characters, mainly because you either have to pay hundreds of dollars or sink hundreds of hours into the game but from what I’ve seen the developers have a pretty itchy trigger finger when it comes to buffs and nerfs. Random characters can out of nowhere become some of the most powerful characters in the game drastically switching up the games meta and some combinations are outright broken. Free to play players won’t have to worry about this because you’ll most likely never reach that stage of the game but it’s worth mentioning.

There is fun to be had in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, espcially if you are a die-hard Star Wars fan, but EA’s fingerprints are all over this one and that initial short burst of fun doesn’t stick around for too long.

Graphics and Sound

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes looks genuinely fantastic. Aside from a couple of awkward-looking characters, almost all of the game’s heroes look fantastic. Sure they are dumbed down for the mobile platform, and it sure as hell isn’t running on the frostbite engine but the in-game models themselves help a lot in terms of keeping the game feeling fresh. The same can be said for the game’s wonderful animations which make abilities feel more heavy and powerful.

In terms of the actual arenas, you fight in, various worlds and iconic locations from the Star Wars franchise are captured beautifully here from Hoth and Endor, to Kamino, Dathomir, Tatooine and even the carbon freezing chamber on Bespin. Fighting in these locations makes the game 10X cooler and thankfully there’s so many options for background arenas and the game is always cycling through new ones so even when you replay missions over and over again they at least look a little different.

The game’s audio design is also on point too, with the game brimming with iconic sound effects for weapons and locations. It sounds just as good as you’d expect a mobile Star Wars game from EA to sound.

Progression

Despite all its strengths, this right here is where the game falls down. To literally no one’s suprise. This game is incredibly tough for free to play players. If you want to even see any “late game” content you’re looking at putting hundreds, possibly thousands of hours into this game thanks to every reward being randomized in some form. Either you’re lucky or you’re not and if you’re not you get punished hard for it. Don’t get me wrong there are free to play characters and teams out there for you to farm, and even a decent line of progression for free to play players to follow if they want to try and get some of the game better characters, but again that RNG makes progressing super awkward.

I’m at the point now where it can take me days just to get one gear piece for one character, whilst also trying to gear up the other 4 members of my team, it just isn’t reliable enough. Making next to no progress in days can seriously suck the fun out of the game real quick, and again if you want those really top tier teams you have to fork out a lot of cash.

Its a Star Wars mobile game made by EA, I mean come on what did you really expect?

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes is a complicated game. Star Wars fans are going to get a kick out of it, casual gamers will most likely search elsewhere to spend their time. If you’re willing to put the time in, and I mean REALLY willing to put the time in you could make it pretty far, but if your a free to play player, be prepared for a long and grueling road which will feel like its getting worse before it ever feels like its getting better.

 

Nioh 2 Release Date Confirmed, Open Beta Live Right Now

Team Ninja have officially announced Nioh 2’s release date as March 13, 2020. If you can’t wait till then, players can get a taste of Nioh 2 in its open beta which is currently live right now.

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Nioh 2’s open beta is available right now on the PlayStation Store and will run through to November 10, sitting at 12.51GB. You can either brave the beta solo or party up with friends in two or three-player co-op. Of course, online features will require a PS Plus Subscription.

The Open Beta will give players the chance to experience the game’s new and improved combat system, as well as new weapons like the Switchglaive and an extensive character creator system.

What to Expect

As the beta starts, players get to enter a place called the Interim. The Interim acts as a safe zone where you will be able to choose your weapons and test out the basic moves to get you ready for the real heart of the demo. Players will have two levels and two bosses to defeat (both of which are said to be fairly tough battles). Completing the beta will reward players with The Mark of the Demon Slayer, a reward which unlocks the Kamaitachi Helmet for players to equip when the full game launches.

Team Ninja producer Fumihiko Yasuda stated on the Official PlayStation Blog “I know many of you have been waiting and we thank you for your patience while we worked to set an official date. One of the primary reasons for not rushing to set a launch date was to ensure that we can achieve a “genuine evolution” from Nioh, which to us meant that we needed to bring in fresh new elements while retaining the things that we felt were right from the first game. Although there weren’t enough significant changes in the Alpha, we now feel that we have come much closer to reaching our goals.

Pre-orders Available Now

For those of you interested in picking up Nioh 2, pre-orders for the game on PS4 are available right now. There’s been no mention of the game coming to PC as of yet but based off the first game I think we can expect Nioh 2 to be making its way over there at some point in the future.

If you’re a newcomer to the franchise you can also catch up in time for Nioh 2 as the original game is free as part of November’s PS Plus lineup. Be sure to stay tuned to GeekVibesNation as we’ll be breaking down the open beta with our first hands-on impressions.

Xbox Games With Gold For November 2019

November is upon us! So you know what time it is. Like always there are 4 games with gold up for grabs, two for the Xbox One, one for the 360 and one throwbacks all the way from the original Xbox. You can grab your first two freebies on November 1st with the second two launching November 16th. Of course, all 4 can be played on your Xbox One system and are completely free for players with an active Xbox Live Gold or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got.

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November 1st Xbox One – Sherlock Homes: The Devils Daughter 

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First up this month we have a game that blends action, intrigue, and exploration into one brain-twisting story wit Sherlock Holmes The Devils Daughter. Players will be stepping into the shoes of the world’s greatest detective as they explore the darkest corners of Victorian London all whilst trying to uncover the mystery of your own adopted daughter. Your own detective skills will really be put to the test here with observations and discoveries actually affecting the outcome of the game. Do you have what it takes to solve this mystery? It’s elementary my dear Watson…

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s daughter has a Metacritic score of 66 and a user score of 7.2. Check out the trailer below:

November 1st Xbox 360 – Star Wars Jedi Starfighter

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For the Xbox 360 on November 1st, we have one of my favorite games from my childhood, Star Wars Jedi Starfighter. Unfortunately no longer cannon this game bridges the gap between Episode’s I and II. Count Dooku and the separatists and working on a new weapon to help them wage war on the Galactic Republic. You play as Jedi Master Adi Gallia, who is testing a new prototype ship, the Jedi Starfighter. After teaming up with a hot-headed pirate named Nym, the two must work togther to put a stop to the separatist plans. This really is a blast from the past original being released bac in 2002 for the Playstation 2 and Original Xbox. While this one might not look like much, shes got it where it counts kid, with solid gameplay for the time and a fairly interesting story which Star Wars nerds like myself will appreciate, even if its no longer canon.

Star Wars Jedi Starfighter has a Metacritic score of 78 and a user score of 4.8. Some obviously liked it more than others. I did actually manage to find the trailer for this game which you can watch down below, just ignore the PlayStation 2 logo.

November 16th Xbox One – The Final Station 

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On the Xbox One for November 16th, we have the side-scrolling, post-apocalyptic adventure of The Final Station. You are in charge of a locomotive, and with infected everywhere it’s your job to get your passengers to safety. The game is split up into two parts. Whilst on the train you have to take care of your passengers by healing and feeding them, plus you have to keep the train itself moving by completing small mini-games and earning upgrades. The aim is to keep moving until you reach the next station. Once there thats where the real action begins as you move through a side-scrolling level filled with infected. You must manage your resources, choosing whether to sue your limited ammo, try a melee attack or avoid the infected entirely to get through the station.

The Final Station has a Metacritic score of 720 and a user score of 6.2. Check out the trailer below:

November 16th Xbox 360 – Joy Ride Turbo

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Finally, on November 16th we have Joy Ride Turbo for the Xbox 360. One for some of the younger players perhaps, this kart racing party game will see you racing around all sorts of wacky tracks pulling off stunts and tricks along the way. This colorful cartoon racer could be a good laugh with some friends, plus there’s a whole load of cars for you to unlock the more you play.

Joy Ride Turbo has a Metacritic score of 67 and a user score of 8.0. Check out the trailer below:

To redeem your titles simply head to the Gold section on your Xbox One, 360 or at Xbox.com/gameswithgold and your new titles should appear in the ready to install section. So, what are your thoughts on November’s Game with Gold lineup? The Final Station looks like it could be a pretty fun side scroller to waste some time on, and Star Wars Jedi Starfighter is a must-play for me. Let us know your thoughts down below or over on Twitter.

 

 

 

PS Plus Games and Best Deals For November 2019

We’re back at it again with the PS Plus offerings for the month of November 2019. Like always there are two titles up for grabs, completely free for those of us with an active PS Plus Subscription. Both games are available on the first Tuesday of the month AKA November 5th. November is looking like a pretty gory month with a Dark Souls-like hack and slasher as well as a truly terrifying encounter with a religious cult where running is the only option. If you still haven’t had your horror itch scratched in October, November’s PS Plus Games might be what you’re looking for.

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Nioh 

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First up this month we have Nioh, an action-adventure title which is still fairly young only being released back in 2017. The hack and slash style of gameplay and the overwhelming amount of demons for you to fight your way through should make Dark Souls players feel right at home. Set in the 1600s in Japan, you play surprisingly enough as an Irish samurai named Willaim. Yeah, I don’t know either so don’t ask. You set out into a world filled with all sorts of demons and monsters to slay, each with different attack strategies and weaknesses to exploit.

In terms of loot, there’s plenty to go around and trust me you’re going to need it. Whether its classic throwing stars, bows, spears, rifles, yeah you read that right, elemental based magic or of course your trusty Katana there’s a weapon for every type of situation. You’ll want to collect and upgrade your armor too because Nioh is a long and difficult journey, one which will test your patience and skill as a Samurai warrior. If Nioh sounds like your type of adventure nows the perfect time to give it a try with Nioh 2’s open beta launching in November and the full game releasing March of next year.

Nioh was met with plenty of positive reviews at launch and has a Metacritic score of 88 and a user score of 8.5. Give the trailer a watch below:

Outlast 2

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Our second game for November is perfect for those of you still craving that horror vibe. Only unlike Nioh, Outlast 2 is a first-person horror survival game that forces you to run and hide from the dangers lurking around every corner rather than fight them head-on. After your helicopter crashes, you are stranded in seemingly the middle of nowhere and armed only with your faithful camcorder you set out to find civilization. What you come across instead is a murderous religious cult who are convinced the end of the world is upon us. If that wasn’t bad enough, Outlast throws some supernatural terrors into the mix too.

What’s cool about Outlast is, the game takes you back to your character’s childhood, taking into account some of his earlier life choices which can actually result in two different endings. Enough of a reason for you to replay Outlast 2, or is one playthrough enough this time?

Outlast 2 has fairly strong reviews at launch and has a Metacritic score of 68 and a user score of 7.0. Check out the trailer below:

Deal of the Week

The deal of the week this week happens to be a newly released game, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. It’s sitting at £41.39 with 31% off. 

Halloween Sale

If you’re quick you can still grab some pretty great discounts in the Halloween Sale before it ends November 1st. Mortal Kombat 11 is currently £32.99 with 40% off, Resident Evil 2 is only £24.99 with 44% off and, Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition is half price at £39.99 with 55% off. There are also a few good horror titles to tie you over until Outlast 2 arrives, including the original Outlast for only £3.29 with 78% off, Dead Island Definitive Collection which is only £6.49 with 67% offDead by Daylight Special edition which is only £11.99 at 60% off and, the scariest game of them all Fallout 76 which is £18.99 with 68% off. That one sends a chill down my spine.

Games Under £13

For games under £13, we have the Battlefield Bundle, which contains both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline for £7.99 with 68% off, Superhot is only £7.99 with 60% off, F1 2018 is only £9.99 at 81% off and, Mafia 3 Deluxe Edition is £12.99 with 74% off. 

That about wraps it up for November’s PS Plus games. Will you be slaying demons left, right and center throughout ancient Japan or will you stomach a trip down memory lane in Outlast 2? I’m tempted to give Outlast 2 a try but let’s face it I’m going to give up straight away, I wasn’t built for horror games. Let us know your thoughts on this month’s PS Plus offerings down below or over on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Everything You Need To Know About battlefield V: War in the Pacific

Battlefield V’s latest update, update 1.27 dropped recently and with it came a whole host of extra goodies and bug fixes to gear players up for the Pacific theater of war DLC launching October 31st.

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First of all, let’s talk about what exactly will be dropping with the War in the Pacific DLC come October 31st. It’s worth noting all of this content is completely free for all players.

New Content

  • Pacific Storm and Iwo Jima.
  • Four New Weapons at launch – M1 Garand, Type 99 Arisaka, Type 100, and the M1919A6.
  • Deploying across the Tides of War, you’ll get your hands on the M3 Grease Gun, Nambu Type 2A, Type 97 LMG, and M1918 A2.
  • As Chapter Rewards, the Jungle Carbine and the Type 94 and Model 27 sidearms are also available for you to earn and unlock during War in The Pacific
  • New Factions: US and Japan.
  • New Battle Pickups: Katana and M2 Flamethrower.
  • New Vehicles: M4 Sherman tank, Type 97, the LVT and the Ka-Mi Light Amphibious Tanks, the Dinghy, LCPV, MB Jeep and Type 95 transport vehicle.
  • New Planes – the F4U Corsair (Fighter and Bomber variants), and the Japanese Zero (fighter and bomber variants).
  • New Reinforcements – New Rocket Barrage Tanks – The Sherman Calliope, and the HaChi.

The new weapons are playable right now and you can get a good look at the American and Japanese factions but players won’t actually be able to dive into the Pacific until October 31st.

In terms of balancing and tweaks, the latest update saw quite a few changes brought to the game, fixing various visual bugs and glitches. There’s far too many to go over all of them but we’ll dive into some of the more interesting fixes. Feel free to check out the full patch notes for more details.

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Weapons

  • Players are now able to inspect their primary and secondary weapons directly while playing. Simply hold down the commorose button, and press the reload button to take a look.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the smoke grenade’s visual effect to flicker.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause players to sometimes use their primary weapons as syringes during the revive animation.
  • RSC – Fixed an issue that would result in a visual problem when reloading the weapons with some specific soldier skins.
  • M1928A1 – The weapons shadow no longer looks like it has a fore-grip.
  • Fixed an uncommon bug which made it look like soldiers used an ammo pouch to gain health back, or used a health pouch to gain ammo.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the grenade launcher on the Tromboncino to be unusable if the weapon was dropped and then picked back up.
  • Flaregun Radius and TTL re-balance: Flares last longer in general, and vehicle flares cover larger areas.
  • Fixed a bug that would enable the Panzerbüchse 39 to fire multiple times in a row.
  • Fixed a bug with the ricochet tracer visual effect which made it look like it was going in the opposite direction of its original trajectory.
  • Fixed an issue where healing rates could stack between self-heal pouch and medical crate (only the highest rate will now apply).
  • Increased medical crate aura regeneration rate to 16HP/s from 12HP/s as a result of healing rates no longer stacking.
  • Improved detection of fire damage against soldiers. This will reduce situations where players can take fire damage while not being visibly close enough from the fire.
  • Increased incendiary grenade radius to 4.5m from 4m to better match the effect.
  • Increased the Incendiary grenade damage duration to 7s from 6.5s to better match the effect.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the health and ammo crates to be deployed below the ground when deployed whilst prone.

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Balance Changes

We have increased the rate of fire of the Model 8 because of its inferior reload, and its magazine when compared to the RSC.

  • Increased rate of fire from 180 to 200 and from 200 to 225 with the Trigger Job specialization.

The Suomi saw another small adjustment recoil adjustment to better position it against the M1928A1:

  • Reduced vertical recoil from 0.72 to 0.69.
  • Reduced recoil pattern slightly.

The Lewis Gun has been made a bit less accurate in sustained fire to separate it more from the Bren:

  • Increased horizontal recoil from 0.45 to 0.48.

Fixed an issue that often made all fully automatic, and burst fire weapons much less accurate and predictable than intended when burst-firing.

  • Since the M1935 PG had been heavily affected by this, its horizontal recoil has been increased to offset the drastic increase of accuracy when bursting.
  • Increased horizontal recoil from 0.3 to 0.375 and from 0.225 to 0.3 when using the Ported Barrel specialization on the M1935 PG.

Additional Changes:

  • Improved the visibility of aperture sights against all backgrounds.
  • Improved the MP28 front sight, it is now thinner and easier to aim with.

The Patch notes also include some general U. I changes, some tweaks to pre-existing maps and game modes and, some audio improvements and fixes. The patch notes end with a small teaser as to what else players could expect from Battlefield V’s Chapter 5 content including Private Games and a new map Wake Island, a remaster of a classic battlefield map being brought back to battlefield V.

Are you excited to jump into the Pacific DLC come October 31st? let us know all your thoughts down below or over on Twitter.