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This Week on Xbox: March 26, 2021

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This Week on Xbox: March 26, 2021

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!


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So Many Games! What We Shared At /twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox
Wow, what a show! We held our very first /twitchgaming and ID@Xbox showcase that spotlighted over 60 games coming to Xbox, including over 20 of your favorite indie games that will launch day one with Xbox Game Pass. The show was also filled with developer… Read more

Find the Impostor When Among Us Comes to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in 2021
When Among Us first came out in 2018, it came out with very little fanfare. A few downloads, some social media posts, and that’s about it. There was no way to predict how many people would eventually pick up the game, and honestly, we’re still in shock over how… Read more

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Over 20 ID@Xbox Games Coming Day One With Xbox Game Pass
You came for the games, now stay for even more games with Xbox Game Pass. We just wrapped on the first /twitchgaming Showcase with ID@Xbox, celebrating diverse and unique gaming experiences from independent developers! ICYMI, you can find the showcase here on TwitchRead more

Death’s Door Coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One This Summer
As we revealed on today’s /twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox, we’re thrilled to reveal Death’s Door and announce that it is coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One this Summer! This is a dream game for our small team, and we can’t wait to share this unique… Read more

New Xbox Wireless Controllers

Make a Statement with the New Xbox Wireless Controllers: Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition
As we continue to expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to bring new controller designs to our fans to expand their own. We recognize what speaks to you will differ from other Xbox fans, from exciting, visually appealing designs to features… Read more

Twelve Minutes is Coming Soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10
Today, during /twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox, we announced that Twelve Minutes, our interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop, is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 very soon. In Twelve Minutes, you play as a man coming… Read more

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Our tagline for the game sums it all up pretty well and starting today you’ll be able to experience the compelling characters, intense battles, and gorgeous visuals of Octopath Traveler on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S… Read more

Drinkbox Studios Presents: Nobody Saves the World
Howdy! I’m very excited to share what we revealed during today’s /twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox – Drinkbox’s new game, Nobody Saves the World. And by “Nobody,” I mean you; you play the hollow-eyed baby-thing Nobody (and you’re going to save the world)… Read more

Prepare to Explore, Fight, and Survive in Rust on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
The wait is almost over. Double Eleven is excited to bring you one of the most exciting survival experiences ever created! Rust Console Edition will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this Spring and you can be among the first to set foot on the… Read more

Lawn Mowing Simulator Revealed as a New Title from Skyhook Games and Curve Digital
We’re happy to announce a new title today in the form of Lawn Mowing Simulator, a stunning mowing simulator and detailed business management game set in the British countryside, coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2021… Read more

Wholesome Fishing RPG Moonglow Bay is Coming to Xbox This Year
As was announced on /twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox today, the charming Canadian fishing town of Moonglow Bay is the refreshing fishing adventure that is as touching as it is wholesome and it’s coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass this year… Read more

Express Yourself in The Kitchen with Soup Pot This August
Cooking means many things to many different people. It can be a way of sharing culture, bringing your friends and families together over home-cooked meals. Or it can be a hobby, challenging you to learn new techniques as you add to your repertoire of signature dishes… Read more

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Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
One of the biggest benefits of all that power in the hardware is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X|S Optimized. This means that they’ve taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X|S, both for new titles… Read more

Five Reasons to Hop on the Wildest Co-Op Ride of Your Life in It Takes Two
It Takes Two
 boasts an insane variety of genre-bending challenges and character abilities to master in every new level – and they’re all connected to the story. The experience could be described as a metaphorical merging of gameplay and narrative… Read more

Spring Sale 2021

Microsoft Store Spring Sale: Great Deals on Games, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and More
If you’re looking for a great deal, now’s the perfect time to save! The Microsoft Store Spring Sale kicks off today with major savings on Xbox accessories and gaming PCs. Then, on April 2, the Spring Sale rolls on with the addition of Xbox and PC games, discounts… Read more

Black Legend Available Now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Hey Xbox gamers, we are Warcave, a Belgian studio, and we are thrilled Black Legend is officially launching on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! And even better: It’s available right now! Black Legend is an atmospheric, turn-based strategy RPG set in the streets… Read more

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Explore Chinese Mythology in Immortals Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Realm
Immortals Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Realm is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, letting Immortals Fenyx Rising players depart on a DLC adventure inspired by Chinese mythology. Led by Ubisoft Chengdu and based loosely on a myth known… Read more

Biomutant Available for Pre-Order Today
Open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG Biomutant is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on May 25 and The Mercenary Class pre-order starts today! Biomutant’s unique martial arts style combat system allows players to mix melee, shooting… Read more

Isonzo

Isonzo: Authentic WW1 Alpine Warfare is Coming Soon to Xbox
Welcome to the Italian Front! We’re thrilled to announce our new WW1 FPS game: Isonzo! For the third entry in the WW1 Game Series we decided to visit some of the highest altitude battles of the First World War. War broke out between the Kingdom of Italy and… Read more

Free Play Days: Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Battle the best fighters from around the world, drive the world’s hottest high-performance vehicles, or build an empire that will stand the test of time. Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI are are all available for Xbox Live Gold… Read more

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Now Available
We meet again, Xbox Community! Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the concluding chapter in Kazuma Kiryu’s saga, is now available! Settle the Dragon of Dojima’s past once and for all in this explosive action brawler, where Kiryu must navigate the yakuza life he left behind… Read more

Three Nacon Publisher Games Now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
This month, we at Nacon are proud to release three games optimized for Xbox Series X|S: Monster Truck ChampionshipHunting Simulator 2, and Tennis World Tour 2 – Complete Edition. Since all these titles came out first on Xbox One last year, today we will focus on… Read more

Watch Dogs: Legion

Play the Watch Dogs: Legion Free Trial From March 25-29
If you have yet to travel to the open world of near-future London to join the ranks of DedSec to take on the private military company Albion, their criminal underworld allies, and the mysterious Zero-Day group that left DedSec in shambles, we have some great news… Read more

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Now Available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Do you enjoy chaotic adventure games, sporadically shouting at your friends and relatives, and attempting to extinguish kitchen fires while completing orders for hordes of hangry customers? We might have something on the menu just for you… Read more

Sanity of Morris

Sanity of Morris: Psychological Horror Storytelling with a Paranoia Twist
In Sanity of Morris, you follow the clues left behind by your father, who claims to have proof of extraterrestrials in town, and then mysteriously disappears. Sanity of Morris is a chilling psychological horror exactly like you’d expect, complete with scary basements, mysterious… Read more

Join the Grand Tourney in Knight Squad 2 on April 14
Greetings Xbox community! I’m Laurent Mercure from Chainsawesome Games and I’m thrilled to finally announce our release date for Knight Squad 2. Mark your calendar; our explosive medieval party game is all set to arrive on Xbox One on April 14 and you can… Read more

ID@Xbox Farming Sale

Harvest Your Crops with the ID@Xbox Farming Sale
Spring has sprung and the sun is finally out, which means it’s time to grab our tools and tend to our crops. Whether you like to explore space, protect your crops from zombies and alien species, or just relax and become the ultimate farmer, we have put together a list… Read more

Gems of War: Clutch Order and Chaos with the Shadow Dragon Legendary Starter Pack
Gather your troops and dive into the depths of Krystara! Jump into the rich and sprawling fantasy world of Gems of War, a must-play for match 3 RPG fans. Great for new Gems of War players who are looking to level up but want to give a little edge to their teams… Read more

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First Look at MLB The Show 21 Gameplay
Spring Training is winding down and the 2021 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner. Everyone on our team is excited to show you the first extended look at MLB The Show 21. Can you figure out the new feature that’s being teased near the end… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: March 30 to April 2
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox titles! Get more details on the games below and click their… Read more

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September Xbox Update: Play Later Discovery, Updated Microsoft Edge, and More

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Summary

  • Xbox app updates let you quickly jump into your games on Windows PCs.
  • Play Later discovery lets you curate a list of Xbox Game Pass games to check out.
  • The latest version of Microsoft Edge will be available on Xbox consoles.

This September, Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make Xbox better, with you at the center, as we refine the experience and deliver brand new features based on your feedback. This month’s update includes new ways to access games on Windows PCs via the Xbox app, Play Later discovery, updated Microsoft Edge, and more.


New ways to access console games with the Xbox app


We’re opening up new ways for you to remotely access your games with updates to the Xbox app. This includes support for:

Play Xbox Game Pass games from the cloud. Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available through the Xbox app on Windows PCs for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 countries. Cloud gaming lets you quickly jump into games on your Windows 10 PC, iOS, and Android devices – no downloads required.

Play games directly from your home console on your PC with Xbox remote play: If you own Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One, you can access your console gaming experiences on Windows 10 PCs via Xbox remote play with the Xbox app.  Remote play lets you play games from your Xbox Series X|S or any generation of Xbox One on your Windows PC over the internet. It’s essentially a way to mirror your full console experience on another screen – Browse and play your full gaming catalog, change settings, interact with friends, and more.


Save your Play Later list


With Play Later discovery, you can curate your own list of titles from over 100 high-quality games in the Xbox Game Pass library. See a game that looks interesting? Just save it to your list and play it later. If there’s nothing on your list yet, we’ll show you how to use it and provide some personalized recommendations for games to add your list.

September Xbox Update

Updates to Microsoft Edge on your Xbox


Starting today, the latest version of Microsoft Edge will be available on all Xbox consoles. This update will bring you the best of the web, with improved web standards and a fast, secure, and modern browsing experience right from your console. You’ll also enjoy a more streamlined gaming experience across your signed-in devices. If a game opens a new window on Microsoft Edge for hints or guides, send that tab to another signed-in device so you can continue gaming on your console seamlessly. This update also comes with mouse and sync support, so you can manage your profile settings easily within Microsoft Edge on your Xbox console.


Help shape the future of Xbox


Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for future updates and all the latest and greatest Xbox related news. For support related to Xbox updates, visit support.xbox.com.

If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features such as Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), download the Xbox Insider Hub on your Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Windows 10 PC today. Let us know what you think – we’re always listening!

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The Riftbreaker Launches October 14 with Xbox Game Pass on Day One

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Hello, Xbox Fans!

Today, I am very excited to share with you that The Riftbreaker will launch on October 14! The game is a mixture of a base-building strategy, survival, exploration, and action-RPG. Explore an alien world, prepare it for human colonization and open up a two-way portal back home – all while enjoying the stunning next-gen features we prepared for you. Best of all? You can play it on Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, Cloud, and with Xbox Game Pass on day one.

The Riftbreaker

Last time I told you about some of the next-gen technical aspects of the game, such as real-time raytracing. In addition to those technologies we also took advantage of the cutting-edge AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, allowing us to say with confidence that you will be able to play The Riftbreaker on Xbox Series X|S in 4K resolution at up to 60fps. Today, however, I’d like to tell you more about The Riftbreaker‘s campaign mode, specifically.

The Riftbreaker

In the campaign mode, you take control of Captain Ashley S. Nowak. You jump through a one-way portal to Galatea 37, an alien world in the far reaches of the Milky Way galaxy. Your job is to prepare the planet for human colonization by building up all the necessary infrastructure – factories, mines, refineries, and dozens of other facilities. After that, you must open up a two-way portal back to Earth to allow the colonists to take over.

The Riftbreaker

Constructing the Rift Station itself is not that easy. However, the biggest trick is to get it running. In order to do that you will have to gather significant amounts of various rare resources. As luck would have it, not all of those are available in the immediate vicinity of your landing location. To complete the mission, you will take a scenic route across the different biomes all around the planet.

The Riftbreaker

Naturally, you won’t find the resources you need on the first attempt. You will have to carry out a range of missions to pinpoint the exact locations suitable for your resource extraction outposts. They will include scouting, scanning, and researching various life forms and places that will eventually lead you to the precious ores you need. Each biome you visit will surprise you with unique creatures, weather events, and other challenges you will have to adapt to. Nobody said that riftbreaking is an easy job!

The Riftbreaker

However, your line of work comes with a number of benefits. Over the course of The Riftbreaker campaign, you will gain access to dozens of technologies that your friends on Earth could only dream of. Exotic extraterrestrial minerals will enable you to construct incredibly powerful weapons and give your Mecha-Suit a wide range of entirely new abilities. Pay attention to what you find. You never know where you can stumble upon your new cryogenic atomizer!

The Riftbreaker

As you visit all the different parts of the planet looking for the necessary materials, you are going to gradually establish a global network of facilities working together towards opening up the portal back to Earth. Obviously, the inhabitants of Galatea 37 are not going to be too happy with your interference in the natural order of the planet. Native creatures are going to attack your base time and again, growing stronger over time. You can be sure that they won’t let you leave without a fight.

That’s all I can share without spoiling any of the secrets. You’ll have to uncover them yourselves when The Riftbreaker launches October 14 for Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, Cloud, and with Xbox Game Pass on day one. Book your tickets to Galatea 37 now!

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The Riftbreaker

EXOR Studios

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★★★★★
The Riftbreaker™ is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive. STORY
You play the role of captain Ashley S. Nowak – you are the Riftbreaker, an elite scientist/commando inside a powerful Mecha-Suit. Enter a one-way portal to Galatea 37, a distant planet at the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, with the purpose of building up a base that will allow travel back to Earth and further colonization. Ashley’s Mecha-suit, which she calls “Mr. Riggs”, can withstand the harshest environmental conditions and has a full range of equipment for base construction, resource extraction, gathering specimens, and of course – combat. It is capable of traveling through rifts that connect space across vast distances. BASE BUILDING
Your task is to construct a two-way rift back to Earth. It is a very complex invention and requires enormous amounts of energy. Simple solar collectors and a few tons of steel will not be enough. You will need to build up a complex chain of mines, refineries, powerplants, and research facilities to complete this mission. EXPLORATION
Galatea 37 is an unknown planet in the Sycorax belt of the Milky Way galaxy. Long-distance surveys detected that it is inhabitable and perfect for colonization. The planet is full of rare minerals and substances that can be found in various locations around the globe. Varied biomes can surprise you with unknown fauna and flora as well as harsh weather conditions. Construct local outposts in resource-rich locations that will transport the required resources using rift technology. DEFENSE
Your presence on this planet will not go unnoticed. As you build up your industry and disrupt the natural order, the world will start seeing you as a threat. Build up your defenses. Construct walls, barriers, and defense towers as the attacks get stronger with every passing day. You will face thousands of hostile creatures trying to eliminate your presence. HACK, SLASH, SHOOT
Mr. Riggs can be equipped with powerful weapons and abilities that will allow you to take on the largest of beasts. You will need to be ready to face lots of hostile alien creatures as you scout the planet. GATHER SAMPLES AND STRANGE ARTIFACTS
Fallen beasts will drop valuable research specimens as well as rare resources. Use everything that you can gather to research and craft new technologies, buildings, weapons, and equipment. You can also scout the terrain using your sensors and dig for treasure buried underground. RESEARCH
Use the samples that you’ve gathered to research new technologies that will help you build up your base, improve your defenses, develop new blueprints for your Mecha-suit, or improve existing technologies. CRAFT
Mr. Riggs is fully customizable and upgradeable. Use the blueprints that you’ve researched to craft new parts and weapons. Utilizing better materials for the crafting process results in developing gear with improved properties. Each crafted item has unique properties. THE SCHMETTERLING ENGINE
This game is built using the latest iteration of EXOR Studio’s in-house developed Schmetterling 2.0 engine which was previously used to create X-Morph: Defense and Zombie Driver. We pride ourselves in delivering fluid gameplay and utilizing all of your hardware’s capabilities – uncapped frame rate, support for widescreen monitors, customizable controls, and more. COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
If you’ve read everything and arrived all the way down here, then you might be interested in helping us shape the game. Please come and talk to us on the forums, our official Discord server, or through any other of our social media. We’ll be sharing inside info about our development progress, and we’d love to hear your feedback. Please come and help us make Riftbreaker the game You want to play!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Multiplayer Beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard

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  • Pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard and receive early access to the open beta starting September 16.
  • Play classic core MP modes as well as the tournament style Champion Hill and the new Patrol Multiplayer mode in a robust beta that gives a preview of what’s to come November 5.
  • Get details on the massive MP offering coming with Call of Duty: Vanguard, including 20 maps at launch, new tactical gameplay, combat pacing, gunsmith, reactive environments, and more.

From unparalleled map and mode offerings at launch, to new tactical gameplay and a global cast of operators, Call of Duty: Vanguard is ready to rise on every front when it launches on November 5. But you don’t have to wait that long to get your first taste of the action that’s in store.

Starting September 16, you can try the game before its launch with early access and open beta events for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Learn more about these events below, along with insight into new and enhanced features coming soon to Vanguard multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Vanguard Early Access and Open Beta Dates

Available to those who pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the early access period takes place from Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m. PT to Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Play the new Champion Hill tournament mode, the new Patrol core multiplayer mode along with a suite of classic core modes on the maps Hotel Royal, Red Star, Gavutu, and Eagle’s Nest.

Featuring a strong variety of modes, maps, and environments, the Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Beta is just a slice of what players can expect on November 5, but still an excellent first chance for Xbox players to squad up and see why the game’s MP offering is going to be one of the biggest in the franchise’s history.

Make sure to be among the first to play on Xbox during the Early Access period and make the most of the weekend. To pre-order Vanguard for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, click here.

Then, from Saturday, September 18 to Monday, September 20, Vanguard will enter its open beta period, allowing all players to participate*. Invite your friends and squad up.

As a note to Xbox Players: an Xbox Live Gold membership will be required to play in the early access period, but will not be required to play in the open beta period for most regions.

Additionally, those who participate in the Multiplayer Beta (either in the Early Access and/or the Open Beta periods) and who reach a Level of 20, will receive a Weapon Blueprint for use in Call of Duty: Vanguard at the game’s launch on November 5 and in Call of Duty: Warzone when the new map launches later this year.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Vanguard Multiplayer: More Ways to Play

Sixteen maps for traditional core play and four maps that make up the Champion Hill experience. Representing four major fronts in the war — Western Front, Eastern Front, Pacific, and North Africa — there’s a ton of variety coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer, and plenty of game modes to get the most out of them.

Compete in the New Champion Hill and Patrol Modes

Two brand new modes will arrive with the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard. One is Champion Hill – a multi-arena survival tournament for solo, duos, and trios where tactics and strategy combine with quick-action, close-quarter gunplay. The other is Patrol –based on Hardpoint, this objective-based mode features a scoring zone in near-constant motion, forcing Operators to stay on the move.

These modes are in addition to classic modes like Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, Search & Destroy, and more.

Set Your Combat Pacing

A brand-new feature to Call of Duty, the Combat Pacing system gives you control over how you want to play by breaking up the pacing into three distinct categories: Tactical, Assault, and Blitz. For the classic 6v6 player experience you know and love, pick Tactical. If you want to up the ante, go Assault. Need it fast and frenetic? Blitz is your go-to, jamming in high player counts for non-stop action and mayhem.

Set Combat Pacing to “All” to switch between the three throughout your play session.

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Form a Clan, Earn Rewards Together

Gain more agency over your squad through the all-new Clan system. Clans will feature their own progression, emblems, and even Battle Pass-related rewards unlocked for your entire group, giving you and your squadmates all a share in the loot. With cross-generational support, both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One players can form Clans and play together.

The Next Evolution of Gunsmith

Gunsmith returns, offering deeper weapon customization than ever before with up to ten attachment slots on certain weapons, allowing for nearly endless possibilities to enhance every combat scenario and playstyle.

Try the “Buck Slug” attachment for Shotguns, loading shells filled with short-range buckshot and a slug round for longer-range. This combination is just one way ammo can change for weaponry – expect other attachments that adjust a weapon’s caliber up or down to affect bullet penetration, fire rate, and more.

Riot Shields are also making a return in addition to two melee options: a standard-issue knife at launch and a bayonet charge for weapons that can equip the underbarrel blade. Akimbo is also available on select weapons for a high power, close-range option.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Reactive Environments, Maneuvering, and Blindfire

Reactive gameplay environments are coming to Vanguard, so you can expect to blast through designated weak points, break down doors and windows, destroy tiles, and generally whittle down the environment throughout the match. Even watch as dust kicks up in the air during a firefight from bullets hitting different surfaces.

The cover system also allows for new strategies: the first is mounting, which returns from previous games, though Operators can move their weapons across vertical and horizontal surfaces as well. The other is blindfire, where you will sacrifice accuracy but can take shots at your enemies without exposing yourself to imminent danger.

Perks and Proficiencies

Operator Perks and Weapon Perks – now known as Proficiencies – are making a return. Just to highlight a couple of examples, pick Lightweight for faster movement speed, or equip the Weapon Perk Gung-Ho, allowing Operators to fire with the weapon while sprinting. Prepare for Field Upgrades, too.

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Become the Original Special Forces

The Operators of Vanguard represent a global cast of countries, cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life. Through Sledgehammer’s diverse writing team and an expert World War II historian, these fictional characters are brought to life like never before.

Enhanced Operator Backgrounds and Quips

Get to know each character’s personal story through an extended background for each Operator. You can expect to hear more unique dialogue from these characters via an expansion of the Quip system, bringing out their personalities.

Earn Operator XP, Equip Favorite Weapons

Earn Operator XP – separate to regular, weapon, Battle Pass, and Clan XP — to unlock new cosmetics, skins, calling cards, finishing moves and more just by playing matches with a specific Operator. New to Call of Duty, each Operator also has a Favorite Weapon; equip this weapon for added bonuses like additional earned XP.

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See You in the Field

As you have learned today, the Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer experience is going to bring a massive offering to players at launch, in addition to the viscerally powerful single-player campaign and brand new Zombies experience from Treyarch.

Ready to join the fight early? Pre-order today on the Xbox Store and get your hands on Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer during the Xbox open beta early access period starting Thursday, September 16. Follow @CallofDuty and @SHGames on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more info.

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Call of Duty®: Vanguard – Standard Edition

Activision Publishing Inc.

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★★★★★
Pre-order any digital edition and receive: – Early access to the Open Beta*
– Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint – for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**
– Operator Arthur Kingsley – to be received at a later date for use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**
– The opportunity to pre-load the game before launch Standard edition includes: – Call of Duty®: Vanguard
— Includes Xbox One version of game
— Plays on Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility
– Digital Exclusive – Frontline Weapons Pack Rise on every front: Dogfight over the Pacific, airdrop over France, defend Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision and blast through advancing forces in North Africa. The Call of Duty® franchise returns with Call of Duty®: Vanguard, developed by Sledgehammer Games, where players will be immersed in visceral WWII combat on an unprecedented global scale. Through a deeply engaging single player Campaign, a select group of soldiers from different countries rise to meet the world’s gravest threat. Players will also make their mark across Call of Duty®’s signature Multiplayer experience, plus an exciting new Zombies experience developed by Treyarch. Call of Duty®: Vanguard will also usher in a new and unparalleled Call of Duty®: Warzone™ integration post launch, and feature cross-progression and cross-generation play, in addition to a massive calendar of free post-launch content that adds in new Multiplayer maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more. *Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Beta subject to change. Limited time only. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Internet connection required. Xbox Live Gold subscription may be required. **Offer content and availability may vary by region and is subject to change. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War/Call of Duty®: Warzone™ on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S required to redeem offer, sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 5th 2022. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. © 2020-2021 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, CALL OF DUTY VANGUARD, CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS, CALL OF DUTY WARZONE, and WARZONE are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. This product contains software technology licensed from Id Software (‘Id Technology’). Id Technology © 1999-2021 Id Software, Inc.
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Call of Duty®: Vanguard – Cross-Gen Bundle

Activision Publishing Inc.

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★★★★★
The Call of Duty®: Vanguard Cross-Gen Bundle includes the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. Pre-order any digital edition and receive: – Early access to the Open Beta*
– Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint – for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**
– Operator Arthur Kingsley – to be received at a later date for use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**
– The opportunity to pre-load the game before launch Cross-Gen bundle includes: – Call of Duty®: Vanguard
— Includes Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game
– 5 hours of weapons 2XP
– Digital Exclusive – Frontline Weapons Pack Rise on every front: Dogfight over the Pacific, airdrop over France, defend Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision and blast through advancing forces in North Africa. The Call of Duty® franchise returns with Call of Duty®: Vanguard, developed by Sledgehammer Games, where players will be immersed in visceral WWII combat on an unprecedented global scale. Through a deeply engaging single player Campaign, a select group of soldiers from different countries rise to meet the world’s gravest threat. Players will also make their mark across Call of Duty®’s signature Multiplayer experience, plus an exciting new Zombies experience developed by Treyarch. Call of Duty®: Vanguard will also usher in a new and unparalleled Call of Duty®: Warzone™ integration post launch, and feature cross-progression and cross-generation play, in addition to a massive calendar of free post-launch content that adds in new Multiplayer maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more. *Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Beta subject to change. Limited time only. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Internet connection required. Xbox Live Gold subscription may be required. **Offer content and availability may vary by region and is subject to change. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War/Call of Duty®: Warzone™ on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S required to redeem offer, sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 5th 2022. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. © 2020-2021 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, CALL OF DUTY VANGUARD, CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS, CALL OF DUTY WARZONE, and WARZONE are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. This product contains software technology licensed from Id Software (‘Id Technology’). Id Technology © 1999-2021 Id Software, Inc.
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Call of Duty®: Vanguard – Ultimate Edition

Activision Publishing Inc.

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The Call of Duty®: Vanguard Ultimate Edition includes the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. Pre-order and receive: – Early access to the Open Beta*
– Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint – for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**
– Operator Arthur Kingsley – to be received at a later date for use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**
– The opportunity to pre-load the game before launch The Ultimate Edition – loaded with bonus content for the ultimate fan. Includes: – Cross Gen Bundle of Call of Duty®: Vanguard game
— Includes Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game
– Task Force One Pack
— 3 Operator Skins
— 3 Weapon Blueprints with Tracer Rounds
– Battle Pass Bundle (1 season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)***
– 10 hours of 2XP (5 hours of 2XP and 5 hours of weapons 2XP)
– Digital Exclusive – Frontline Weapons Pack Rise on every front: Dogfight over the Pacific, airdrop over France, defend Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision and blast through advancing forces in North Africa. The Call of Duty® franchise returns with Call of Duty®: Vanguard, developed by Sledgehammer Games, where players will be immersed in visceral WWII combat on an unprecedented global scale. Through a deeply engaging single player Campaign, a select group of soldiers from different countries rise to meet the world’s gravest threat. Players will also make their mark across Call of Duty®’s signature Multiplayer experience, plus an exciting new Zombies experience developed by Treyarch. Call of Duty®: Vanguard will also usher in a new and unparalleled Call of Duty®: Warzone™ integration post launch, and feature cross-progression and cross-generation play, in addition to a massive calendar of free post-launch content that adds in new Multiplayer maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more. *Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Beta subject to change. Limited time only. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Internet connection required. Xbox Live Gold subscription may be required. **Offer content and availability may vary by region and is subject to change. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War/Call of Duty®: Warzone™ on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S required to redeem offer, sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 5th 2022. ***Battle Pass and Tier Skips will be accessible in Call of Duty®: Vanguard once the Season 1 Battle Pass is made available in game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Vanguard Battle Pass only. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. © 2020-2021 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, CALL OF DUTY VANGUARD, CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS, CALL OF DUTY WARZONE, and WARZONE are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. This product contains software technology licensed from Id Software (‘Id Technology’). Id Technology © 1999-2021 Id Software, Inc.

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