Post-war Norway was quite a ride over the last months. As Vigor went free-to-play during the gamescom announcement, new Outlanders started to flow in. We are humbled by the number of players who decided to give Vigor a try. There were already over 2.5 million players who tried Vigor since the start of Xbox Game Preview, which means over 1.3 million players jumped in within the first month after the full release. The numbers far exceeded our expectations and, sincerely, we were not prepared enough for it. Finally, we recovered, and now plan to update the game more on a regular basis. We took our time to find and fix the most pressing issues (so called “ghost bullets” and impenetrable bushes, for example), as well as adding one big thing we were working on for a long time.
Brodalen Bridges. A new area for your encounters – a huge map with new approaches to verticality. If you considered Fjellkanten vertical, wait for the bridges on the new map. I cannot count how many times someone tried to snipe me from the top, or how many times I was doing the same during our playtests. Still, keep in mind bridges aren’t the only thing about the new map. It’s a distinctive setting with rural areas for long-range firefights, combined with eerie woods and sparse houses providing some close quarters engagements. It’s the valley along the meandering river with waterfalls and hidden caverns. And indeed, it has a ton of places to gather precious loot and fight for the airdrop.
As I mentioned the loot… there’s more to loot than meets the eye. We went through all the maps and made them more distinguishable in terms of which resources you are able to find in each location. Common sense dictates there’s more wires along the Viktorsen Station, or possibly more fertilizer on the fields of Brodalen Bridges, and that common sense should be reflected even more than before. Together with that, we decided to make loot boosts even more pronounced to clearly show the difference. As the boosters stack, the amount of loot spots, and items in each of them, increase even more than before.
If you’d prefer to look for some hidden treasure while on the loot run, we have you covered. There’s a new event in all the maps – we call it a Buried Cache. For this, you can find photos with clues around the map, and if you’re able to recognize and find the destination fast enough, a nice reward awaits you hidden underground. Keep in mind that while you may be the only one looking for the cache, other Outlanders could still be wandering the area. Stay alert and you’ll get a nice prize.
You may have noticed that sprinting is rather easy in Vigor. No matter how much you carry, the Outlander is able to sprint easily. This is no longer true as the weight of your inventory reduces your available stamina. Thinking of outrunning others while taking the airdrop crate? Keep in mind that the crate is one of the heaviest items. And stamina isn’t the only thing affected by weight, as your footsteps will now be louder when you’re carrying a lot. On the other hand, we’ve made some quality of life improvements – interacting with loot, Shelter improvements, and various other things like using doors and ladders should be more intuitive than ever before. You don’t need to bow down to collect things on the floor anymore and there should not be cases where you need to be at a specific angle.
Threat and Team Killer distinction
We keep looking for your feedback, checking your streams and videos on various channels. One of the pressing issues, and often exploited features, was becoming a Threat after killing your teammate. We decided to make a proper distinction between these and added a Team Killer status. It clearly shows others what cruel deeds someone has done, and tracks the Outlander a lot more often compared to the Threat. Also, killing your teammates for challenges will no longer count, which should also help to severely limit this form of grieving. We are still vigilant about team killings and observe our data on the subject on a daily basis. The same goes for any other feedback – we are really happy for all of the posts and comments and we plan to evaluate them even more often from now on.
That leads me to other news – we have a solid plan for regular game updates. We would like to provide something new to the game ideally on a weekly basis; mostly new customizations. You can check the Featured Store every Wednesday for something new and we are yet to announce the new ways of showing new content. Not only that, we would even like to add more weapons along the way to provide more things you can aim for. And generally, while these minor updates should spice up the waiting, we aim to have a major update roughly every two months, the same as we did with Update 1.1: Bridges. Each of these major updates should provide a ton of tweaks and improvements accompanied with some bigger new feature.
Unlock Free Creator-Inspired Items in F1 2021’s Podium Pass Series 4
- Each creator has inspired a livery, helmet, suit, and gloves, which you can find, and unlock in the free tier of Podium Pass.
- You can purchase VIP with F1 2021’s in-game currency, PitCoin, and gain access to some amazing additional items.
- You’ve got eight weeks to grab all three creators’ sets, so there’s plenty of time to take to the track.
This week we launched the F1 2021 Podium Pass Series 4, containing 30 free tiers of cool customization items. Last time, we featured designs created by two of your favorite F1 drivers. In Series 4, we have something that’s just as special – customization items inspired by some of your favorite creators.
We’ve worked with creators Aarava, Terroriser, and Pieface to turn their inspirations into items that you can take out onto the track. Each creator has a livery, helmet, suit, and gloves which you can find, and unlock in the free tier of Podium Pass.
From Aarava’s love of Jenson Button, to Terroriser’s Irish roots and Pieface’s famous catchphrases, each set is inspired by their creators’ passions, and here’s how you can unlock the items in F1 2021’s Podium Pass.
Earn XP as you play and progress through tiers featuring fantastic items such as liveries, helmets, suits, and victory radio calls. You don’t have to stop there – if you want to level up your look even further, you can purchase VIP with F1 2021’s in-game currency, PitCoin, and gain access to some amazing additional items, or take to the Item Shop and purchase that livery/suit/gloves you’ve had your eye on.
All you need to make your way through the 30 tiers of the Podium Pass is play. Whatever mode you like playing in, whether ‘Braking Point’, My Team, Grand Prix, or multiplayer, you’ll be able to earn XP and race through the tiers in no time at all. If you need a bit of a boost throughout the eight-week-long series, completing the Podium Pass challenges will give you that step up.
You’ve got eight weeks to grab all three creators’ sets, so there’s plenty of time to take to the track.
Every story has a beginning in F1® 2021, the official videogame of the 2021 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Enjoy the stunning new features of F1® 2021, including the thrilling story experience ‘Braking Point’, two-player Career, and get even closer to the grid with ‘Real-Season Start’. Take your team to the top in the acclaimed ten-year ‘My Team’ Career mode, or race head-to-head in split-screen and multiplayer. Immerse yourself in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet and race with the authentic lineup of twenty heroic drivers and ten iconic teams from the 2021 season:
– ‘Braking Point’ – the thrilling new story experience
– New ways to play: two-player Career and ‘Real-Season Start’
– Acclaimed ‘My Team’, split-screen and multiplayer
F1® 2021 Game – an official product of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. © 2021 Electronic Arts Inc. The F1 logo, F1, FORMULA 1 and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. Licensed by Formula One World Championship Limited. The F2 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP logo, FORMULA 2, F2 and related marks are trademarks of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile and used exclusively under licence. All rights reserved.
The Deep Silver and Friends Sale is Setting January on Fire
- Deep discounts on Xbox Store!
- Saints Row, Metro, Chorus and many more all slashed for to kickstart 2022!
- Check out these games and more during the Deep Silver and Friends Sale from January 25 to January 31!
It’s time to start heating up the month of January with the Deep Silver and Friends Sale on the Xbox Store! With amazing discounts on top titles like Saints Row, Metro, Chorus, and others, you’re sure to find something great to help you kickstart gaming in 2022. Act fast! The Deep Silver and Friends Sale on the Xbox Store only runs from January 25 to 31. Learn more about some of the premiere games below and click here to check out all the games on sale.
The Metro Series (Save up to 80%)
With discounts of up to 80%, there’s never been a better time to enter the Metro and experience the critically acclaimed three-part saga. Metro 2033 Redux kicks off the series in the dark depths of the shattered metro system of a post-apocalyptic Moscow. Its sequel Metro Last Light Redux, is equally gripping with more deadly threats and external conflicts to challenge you. Finally, leave the tunnels behind you and explore post-apocalyptic Russia in the continent-spanning conclusion Metro Exodus and its two thrilling expansions – The Two Colonels and Sam’s Story.
The Saints Row Series (Save up to 80%)
The Saints Row franchise is also bringing the fun. Saints Row: The Third Remastered takes you on a journey with the Saints at the height of their power. The outlandish gameplay scenarios are pure escapism – take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a rival gang and fight against the oppressive fun-spoilers that are S.T.A.G.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected takes the saga to another level, with the Boss of the Saints now President of the United States trying to save the world from a deadly alien invasion, all whilst trapped in a simulation. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds, but you’ll find yourself laughing along as you revel in the crazy characters and incredible in-jokes. You’ll also really enjoy the superpowers that allow you to do loads of silly things, like supersprint, jump high, explode things, and use telekinesis. It also boasts all 25 packs of DLC.
Chorus (Save 25%)
Recent release Chorus, a dark space shooter, sees its first discount with 25% off. You play as Nara with her starfighter, Forsaken, as she embarks on a personal journey of redemption. Fast-past, frenetic action awaits you – explore ancient temples, engage in exhilarating zero-g combat across the galaxy, and venture beyond our waking reality.
Kingdom Come Deliverance (Save up to 75%)
Save 75% on award winning RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, an open-world, realistic RPG set in the late Middle Ages. Bohemia – located in the heart of Europe, the region is rich in culture, silver, and sprawling castles. The death of its beloved ruler, Emperor Charles IV, has plunged the kingdom into dark times: war, corruption, and discord are tearing this jewel of the Holy Roman Empire apart. Amid this chaos, you’re Henry, the son of a blacksmith. Your peaceful life is shattered when a mercenary raid, ordered by King Sigismund himself, burns your village to the ground. By bittersweet fortune, you are one of the few survivors of this massacre. Now is the time to fight back! Get the Czech Game of the Decade Kingdom Come: Deliverance now and save up to 75%! See you on the battlefield!
Hot Wheels Unleashed (Save 30%)
Hot Wheels Unleashed is the fast-paced arcade racing game that brings the traditional fun of Hot Wheels chaotic gameplay on all main gaming platforms. Find the very best of the Hot Wheels universe at 30% discount on all the editions. Collect the raddest cars, drift, boost, jump (and crash) on endless crazy tracks, unleash your creativity with the Track Editor and the Livery Editor, and challenge your friends and family on the couch with the Split Screen Mode. Pure Racing Fun!
Hunt Showdown (Up to 75%)
And finally, don´t miss the amazing deals on the Hunt Showdown editions and DLC, now at up to 75% discount. Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first- person bounty hunting game based in 19th century Louisiana which comes with a unique mix of PvP and PvE elements. You’ll need to take down nightmarish monsters, as you compete for the bounties that with bring you glory & gear in this unforgiving- and unforgettable – online multiplayer experience.
Season 5 Kicks Off in the Latest Paladins Update
Since the very beginning of time, the Realm has been in peril. Be it calamitous threats rivaling the scourges of old, or the unbridled ambitions of evil men, fate has always conspired against the Realm. It was in defiance of this injustice that the Outer Tribunal was formed – bolstered by their mission to enact judgment and restore order. But for true justice to prevail, the order would need more than pious judges – they would need an Executioner. Enter: VII. VII is one whose past is chronicled upon the gravestones of the wicked. He is a collector of tithes made in guilty blood. He undertakes missions that would break most men & enforces justice with ruthless force and deadly precision. VII, the Right Hand of the Outer Tribunal, is the newest playable Paladins Champion!
VII is the newest flank Champion to join the Paladins roster. His heavy SMG allows for quick shifting between burst fire, automatic and mag dumping – making him a deadly force as he effortlessly adapts to his enemies attacks.
VII also instills fear with his other abilities, like Explosive Dodge, which allows him to quickly dive in a direction, dropping an explosive trap in his wake. VII’s Grappling Hook ability allows him to grapple to walls & stealth drop on his enemies. Finally, VII’s ultimate is Decree 77 – a deadly ability which allows him to target up to five enemies with his Mask & unleash devastating damage. When you’re on VII’s list, there is nowhere to hide from his brass masked gaze.
Alongside VII, there are exciting new updates coming to Paladins including an all new game mode – Siege: Beyond! Just like in Siege: Core, players will play against opposing teams to capture & secure the payload to earn points. However Siege: Beyond will feature rotating gameplay features called ‘Schisms’ which will allow players to experience classic Siege gameplay in new and exciting ways! Several rotating Schisms will debut throughout the year with the first Schism of 2022 will be an all-new Item Shop. This new Item Shop will give players more unique combinations of Items to choose from than ever before, ensuring no two Siege Beyond matches are ever the same!
In addition to Siege: Beyond, the legendary Rambo enters the Realm as February’s exclusive Prime Gaming Reward! Live for nothing or die for something with this bombastic new skin for Viktor, available to all Xbox players when you link your Hi-Rez and Prime Gaming accounts!
This update also includes an all new Abyss Hunter Academy Event Pass, a new Ranked Reward Will.0 Skin, new Limited Time Modes, and more! Track down your enemies as VII, crush demons with the Abyss Hunter Academy Event Pass, or lock and load as Rambo in the Season 5: Schism update, available now in Paladins across all Xbox platforms! Download today.
Join 50+ million players in Paladins, the free-to-play fantasy team-based shooter sensation. Wield guns and magic as a legendary Champion of the Realm, customizing your core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play.
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