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PUBG Mobile 1.5 update time ahead of Season 20 Royale Pass release date

And with the next PUBG Mobile update arriving very soon, it won’t be long before everyone is scrambling to install the new patch.

Plenty of new content is being planned, including new vehicles to ride, weapons to wield and game-winning features to check out.

As many fans will already know, PUBG Mobile is only available in certain regions officially, meaning many have been unable to keep up with the latest updates.

However, this week has seen the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile in India, a revamped version of PUBG Mobile that offers much of the same gameplay.

The Early Access for the game started on 17 June 2021 and saw plenty of support from the community, with 20 million players trying out the game and providing valuable feedback.

“KRAFTON is delighted to introduce BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA for our fans in India. Designed exclusively for our Indian fans and gamers, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will provide a premier gaming experience,” said CH Kim, CEO of KRAFTON, Inc.

“This is just the beginning of a series of new content, collaborations and esports tournaments coming your way, and we will strive to ensure that our fans and community in India can fully enjoy the Battlegrounds experiences.”

Meanwhile, this week will see the release of the next major PUBG Mobile update, with patch 1.5 scheduled to arrive in less than 24-hours time for some.

WHAT TIME IS THE PUBG MOBILE 1.5 UPDATE COMING OUT?

According to the latest reports, PUBG Mobile update 1.5 will become downloadable on Thursday, July 8.

It will be up to Tencent to announce exactly when the new patch is available to install on Android and iOS devices, so there could be a longer wait if one is needed.

The Battlegrounds version of PUBG that is available to play in India is also expected to be updated at around the same time, although fans will need to wait for more information to be shared.

Based on previous releases, we expect the PUBG Mobile update time to be set for around 1:30am BST in the UK.

This will include new information on features like the Winning-Moment Photo Function, which makes it possible to snap what happened in the final moments of your match.

PUBG Mobile update 1.5 will also include new Hyperlines for gamers to use as transport, an Anti-gravity motorcycle, which we assume will function much like normal ones, and the MG3 Gun.

The one big difference that gamers will instantly notice when riding the Anti-grav bike is that it won’t be limited by the terrain.

According to the latest reports, the Anti-Grav tech will make it possible to hover over water, which is bound to change a lot of strategies in the game.

More PUBG Mobile news is expected in the coming hours from Krafton and developers Tencent.

Author: Gary Jones
Read more here >>> Daily Express

Review: Worms Rumble – Fun Traversal, But A Limited Battle Royale Spin-Off

If you’ve ever played a Worms game, chances are you know more or less how it works by now. Two or more teams wage war within the confines of a 2D destructible arena, each taking turns to make their move in a strategic battle of wits and firepower. It’s a formula that, despite some missteps here and there, simply works. So when Worms Rumble came along to shake up the formula with faster, real-time gameplay, we were understandably a bit sceptical.

With every major game publisher seemingly desperate to show off their own take on the battle royale genre, Worms is the latest franchise to wave its hand in the air and yell “hey, we’ll have some of that!”. Worms Rumble is somewhat of a spin-off of the main Worms series, boasting real-time gameplay in a strictly online multiplayer setting. Its core modes consist of Team Deathmatch, Standard Deathmatch, Last Squad Standing, and Last Worm Standing. The latter two are the game’s mandatory battle royale modes, though the overall player count can only reach a maximum of 32, albeit with cross-platform support.

Out of the available modes at launch, the deathmatch options are significantly more fun than the battle royale modes. Although the latter take place across much larger maps with an abundance of items to discover, the deathmatch modes offer up much more replayability. The game does try to prepare you for this by recommending you reach a certain level before trying out the battle royale modes, otherwise you’re likely to snuff it pretty early in each match.

Controlling the worms themselves feels much quicker and more fluid than past entries. They’ve been given a handy boost in speed, alongside a rolling ability that not only lets you get out of danger quickly, but also grants you extra height and distance when jumping. Aiming is done via the two analogue sticks in typical twin-stick fashion, meaning you can easily manoeuvre your worm to a safe place whilst firing towards your opponents.

Although you’ll start each match with the very basics of weaponry, crates are littered around each stage containing both new weapons and various grenade types. A handful of your favourite classics are here, including the rocket launcher, shotgun, banana, and holy hand grenade. It’s undeniable, however, that certain weapons have lost much of their charm in this entry simply due to the lack of destructible environments. Honestly, what’s the point of the holy hand grenade if it’s not going to cause a gigantic crater to form in the ground?

Aside from this, the selection of weapons is pretty sparse for the most part. It’s clear the game is designed to be a streamlined experience in contrast to the more strategic approach taken with previous entries, but with so many of the more unique weapons and items missing here, the game has, by extension, lost a lot of its own identity.

The levels themselves are reasonably large, with plenty of winding corridors and tight spaces. They’re big enough that you can quite easily retreat to safety if need be, but not so big that you’ll struggle to locate your opponents. Scattered throughout the levels are vents, which are handy for hiding away from the enemy, but can prove tricky to navigate quickly if someone happens to spot you inside, bringing a small sense of risk vs reward to the game.

Not only that, but the game also encourages quick traversal with the inclusion of zip wires and elevators. It’s genuinely quite thrilling when you’re in the thick of it to jump onto a zip wire and zoom across half the map to safety. You can also flip this around, of course, and utilise zip wires to quickly ambush opponents, particularly if you’re carrying the one-two punch of a rocket launcher and a holy hand grenade. Let chaos ensue.

In terms of visual design, however, the levels are simply too busy. There’s so much going on in the background, it’s often tricky to know which platforms are actually reachable, and which ones are just part of the scenery. This is only exacerbated on the Switch’s portable screen, so good luck if you’re planning on playing in handheld mode or on Switch Lite.

Which leads us onto our next issue: an overall lack of content. There are so few levels on offer with Worms Rumble, don’t be surprised to see the same locations multiple times in a row before a different area enters the rotation. It’s exhausting after a while to see the same locales yet again, and with such basic, by-the-numbers gameplay holding it all together, there simply isn’t enough here to keep your attention for very long. We’ve no doubt that Team17 will introduce more maps later down the line, but the game really needed a bit more variety out of the gate.

Outside of the core gameplay, you’re able to customise your worm to your liking, including an offering of various eyes, skin tones, mouths, and clothing. There’s a rather limited selection at the start (including a rather baffling set of Christmas themed items), but as you level up your worm, you gain access to additional item sets. We would’ve liked the game to include an option to save certain customisations so you can flip between them at will, but unfortunately you’re stuck with having to completely revamp your worm every time you want a change.

In terms of matchmaking, the game offers up sessions fairly quickly when opting for either Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch, but it can take an awfully long time if you go for the battle royale themed modes (and if you happen to perish early on, it can naturally feel like wasted time). Not only that, but there were multiple instances where we eventually got into a match only to find a total of 5 or 6 players active out of a possible 32. At launch, the player base feels pretty sparse already, and that’s not good.

Finally, as with any multiplayer focused game, you can expect to find a great deal of DLC packs available for purchase. These appear to be entirely cosmetic, with new skins for your worm, fresh emotes, and custom paint jobs for your weapons. Having said that, with the game dishing out fresh items every time you level up, there’s not a great deal of incentive to purchase the extra content at this time.

Conclusion

Worms Rumble is a reasonably fun game in its own right; the battles feel fast, the weapons pack a decent punch, and the addition of zip wires make traversal a blast. The problem is that in transitioning to a multiplayer-focused battle royale style game, much of what made Worms so iconic in the past is now gone, with far fewer weapons and absolutely no destructible environments. Add to this a rather limited selection of levels, and you’ve got an experience that may well be fun for a short while, but certainly won’t keep you engaged for the long haul.

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Reviews

Soak Up Super Animal Royale’s Summer Royale Event

Hey super animals, the island is heating up and that can only mean that Super Summer Royale is here!

Loot, Shoot, and Fruit

Alongside the usual guns, bananas, and projectile birds, you’ll now find fruit baskets scattered around the island that can be redeemed in the Summer Event Shop for 8 new limited-edition summer cosmetic items and 17 legacy summer items. Survive longer to earn more fruit baskets and be sure to start hunting early, to grab as many as you can before the event ends July 20!

Super Animal Royale’s Summer Royale Event

We’ve also added two brand-new super animal breeds to the research lab in time for summer: the Super Avocado Sloth and Super Dragonfruit Wolf. These additions expand the roster of fruit-themed animals that began with last year’s Super Watermelon Skunk and Super Pineapple Hedgehog.

But most importantly, you’ll now find beach balls along the shorelines that you can and should kick. Just try not to get…you know…killed while you’re playing beach soccer.

Super Animal Royale’s Summer Royale Event

Xcellent Feedback

We want to extend a huge thank you to all of you for making our debut in Xbox Game Preview such a huge success! Thanks to you, the population of Super Animal World more than doubled within the first two weeks and we’ve enjoyed meeting so many of you and hearing your suggestions and feedback. We’re already hard at work implementing a bunch of it.

First off: we’ve added controller button bindings in this update so you can now customize your controls on Xbox! We’ve also had good conversations with some of you about ways to fine tune the feel of aiming with a controller. We’re particularly focused on tweaking the design/distance of the aiming reticle and the way the left stick affects movement/aiming. You should see some of these tweaks in our next major content update.

Super Animal Royale’s Summer Royale Event

Another highly requested feature has been cross-platform parties so that you can squad up with your friends on different platforms. There’s some technical complexity associated with it, so we can’t yet confirm exactly when it might be added, but we understand how nice it would be so we’re actively looking into ways to support it! We’ll update you as soon as we have more info.

Thanks also to those who have been suggesting new animals, outfits, gameplay mechanics, and other new features in our Discord server! We take all of your feedback into account as we’re planning our next updates and we couldn’t be more excited to share the surprises we have in store for all of you in the months ahead.

Good luck climbing the food chain and collecting fruit baskets, Super Animals! We’ll see you on the island.

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This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. It’s fight for furvival! Super Animal Royale is a 64-player, frenetic, top-down 2D battle royale where murderous animals fight tooth, claw, and machine gun across an abandoned safari park. Collect and customize your favorite critters and weapons, then put them to work in solo matches or team up as a squad of up to four players! Key Features • Survival of the Fittest: Scavenge a variety of powerful weapons, armor and items to become the apex predator in intense 64-player online matches. • The Superest World: Explore a massive, beautifully illustrated 2D island and discover its hidden lore, by chatting with its inhabitants and scouring its rich environments for clues. • Different Stripes for Different Fights: Collect hundreds of animal breeds and customize them with thousands of cosmetic items, weapons, outfits, and even umbrellas! • Evolving Events & Updates: Enjoy an endless stampede of new content, including seasonal outfits, animals, and weapons to collect. • The Fast and the Furriest: Flatten your foes while rolling dirty in a Hamster Ball, or mount a Giant Emu and peck your way to the promised land.

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Review: Super Bomberman R Online – A Battle Royale Blast

In terms of pure gameplay, anyone familiar with Super Bomberman R, or the series in general, will feel right at home with this free-to-play battle royale spin-off which debuted on Google’s Stadia last year. You play as one of several Bomberman characters (and a smattering of special characters that we’ll explore in more depth later) dropped into a 11×13 gridded arena filled with an assortment of blocks. Pitted against your opponents, you must strategically drop bombs within the arena’s grid to both take out your opponents and clear pathways for better mobility.

Super Bomberman R Online amps up the classic gameplay by incorporating 16 interconnected arenas enabling a total of 64 players to take part in the action. Each match starts off in familiar territory and feels very much like classic Bomberman titles; it’s just you against three opponents in a phase known as ‘Battle Mode’. After a certain amount of time, the game shifts into the ‘Movement Phase’; here, the game forces you to vacate to a safe arena as it gradually whittles the 16 arenas into just one, where the last remaining competitors battle for victory.

Aside from the main Battle 64 mode, you can also create matches with a variety of different rules, including the number of players, time limit, number of rounds, and more. So if you wish you, can strip the game back to basics and just have a good old fashioned game of Bomberman with up to 16 players. Of course, creating these matches means waiting for players to join, which at this point in the game’s life can take a fair amount of time.

Nevertheless, the main Battle 64 mode is a genuinely fun take on the battle royale genre that’s absolutely free to play, but is massively bolstered by a selection of excellent special characters if you’re willing to punt for the Premium Pack DLC. It contains several Konami icons from the likes of Castlevania’s Richter Belmont and Alucard to Metal Gear Solid’s Naked Snake and Raiden. Each character boasts a unique ability to aid in battle, with Alucard able to transform into mist, effectively becoming temporarily invulnerable to bombs, and Snake utilising his stealth abilities to turn invisible for a short period of time.

It’s undeniable that those who own the Premium Pack DLC automatically have somewhat of an advantage over those that don’t, but Super Bomberman R Online strikes a surprisingly fair balance during gameplay, with pick ups and power ups providing base characters with ample opportunity to gain ground over the objectively superior special characters. Even the mighty Alucard would quiver in fear at the sight of six bombs sectioning off an entire corner of the arena.

So the gameplay itself is sound, and reason enough to at least download Super Bomberman R Online and see what’s what, but let’s talk about all the superfluous jank surrounding it. For starters, the game has some major teething issues at this stage of its release, with multiple short freezes occurring during matches that can often completely derail your progress. It’s an incredibly frustrating occurrence that we hope gets resolved sooner rather than later before the console player base vacates to another game.

In addition to technical issues during gameplay, it also takes an unnecessary amount of time to simply start a match in the first place. In the interest of providing accurate, scientific findings, we actually timed it from start to finish: initially, you hit the ‘Quick Match’ option, and the game takes (on average) about 40 seconds to find other players; then you have about 25 seconds to pick your character before going into another loading screen for approximately 60 seconds — just over two minutes to get into a match, then. This is of course exacerbated if you happen to be unfortunate enough to perish early on, meaning you have to go right back to the start and begin the whole rigmarole all over again. Come on now.

Super Bomberman R Online also comes with a heap of optional microtransactions and a battle pass. The battle pass is fairly standard stuff, awarding new costumes, accessories, and poses whenever you increase your rank, but the game gives you the option of purchasing the ‘gold battle pass’ for 800 Bomber Coins giving you access to multiple items instantly. It’s worth mentioning that, as you might expect, you can only purchase Bomber Coins in packs of 100, 500, 1000, and 3000, so you need to purchase 1000 Coins for the gold battle pass, leaving 200 left to gather dust unless you spend it on an individual item.

For a game so simplistic in nature (and that, ultimately, is what makes the Bomberman series so enduring), the addition of battle passes and microtransactions feels completely at odds with the rest of the experience, and it’s not something we can honestly say we’ll be taking advantage of again anytime soon. This, along with the freezing and asinine loading times, makes Super Bomberman R Online a difficult game to recommend, even if its core gameplay remains as compelling as ever.

Conclusion

Super Bomberman R Online joins many of its peers as the latest classic franchise to receive a battle royale twist. It’s not entirely successful, with technical issues including freezing during gameplay and awfully long waits to get into matches alongside a battle pass and microtransaction system that just doesn’t fit in with the nature of the game. Underneath all the added padding, however, is the same classic Bomberman gameplay that’s tweaked to fit 64 players, making it an experience that you should, at the very least, download and try out. It’s free Bomberman, after all.

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Super Animal Royale (Game Preview) is Now Available for Xbox One

The park is officially open! Super Animal Royale (Game Preview) invites you to pick an animal, grab an umbrella, hop off the back of a giant eagle, and sail down into the abandoned Super Animal World safari park for a fast-paced, frenetic dose of 64-player combat.

The Xbox One version features cross play matchmaking and cross-save with all other versions, so whether you’re new to the island or a Super Animal Royale veteran, you can bring your animals with you wherever you play.

If you’re an Xbox Game Pass member, you’ll start your journey with the Founder’s Edition DLC for free. The pack is only available to early supporters during the game’s Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access and includes three exclusive Super Animal Royale breeds and 10 exclusive cosmetic items.

Super Animal Royale (Game Preview)

Today also marks the arrival of the Beach Party Animal Pass, for those looking to equip their squad of Super Ducks with life jackets. Coinciding with a massive expansion of the island’s shoreline, season 0.5’s accessories will help you explore the new beaches in style.

Charmed and Dangerous

Super Animal Royale’s top-down 2D shooting, line of sight fog of war system, and colorful world set it apart from other games in the battle royale genre. Streamlined controls make it easy to learn and six-minuteish matches make it less punishing. Still, the mechanics have surprising depth, and reaching the top of the food chain is no easy task.

To survive, you’ll need to explore the park’s deserted attractions, frozen tundras, and blistering deserts to find weapons like submachine guns, bow & sparrows, and banana peels. To cover ground more quickly, you can also hop in a hamster ball or ride tandem with your duos partner on the back of a giant emu.

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A Fork in the Mode

Beyond the core battle royale mode, the team is also experimenting with new limited-time game modes that support squads of up to four players. In S.A.W. vs Rebellion (32v32) you’re assigned to fight for either Super Animal World (S.A.W.) or Super Animal Super Resistance (S.A.S.R.) forces and win by either eliminating the entire opposing team or capturing and defending more flags than your enemy. Captured flags also provide loot and a healing buff, so you’ll want to be strategic in fighting to hold them.

In the second limited-time mode, Mystery Mode, the typical battle royale ruleset gets mixed up between seven different variants. Modifiers include Wild West (cowboy hats, magnums, and hunting rifles), Super Slow Bullets (50% speed for your best dodging moves), Bananarama (bananas as bullets, banana rain, and extra banana spawns) and One Hit Kill.

All the Super World’s a Stage

So, what happened to Super Animal World? How did a family-friendly animal theme park become the stage for the world’s most adorable fight to the death? Clues to the park’s history are strewn across the map, with secrets to find, NPCs to talk to, and easter eggs to unlock in between gunfights.

Super Animal Royale (Game Preview)

To learn even more about Super Animal World’s twisted lore, check out the game’s companion animated series “Super Animal Royale Tonight,” which follows the adventures of intrepid reporters Donk Patrick and Howl Michaels as they brave ceaseless attacks by the S.A.S.R. to bring you the best community submitted gameplay highlights. New episodes will arrive alongside every new in-game season, so make sure to capture your best moments and submit them for a chance to see your own clip featured on the show.

You can watch Season 2 of “Super Animal Royale Tonight” on YouTube, including the brand new episode showcasing the Shorelines update.

Super Feedback

Community feedback over the past 2.5 years of Steam Early Access on PC has played a huge role in what makes Super Animal Royale the game it is today, and the goal is the same for the Xbox Game Preview version. To contribute to the game’s continued evolution, join the game’s Discord server, where you can chat with the developers and engage with the artist and content creator communities. You can also tweet @AnimalRoyale on Twitter or find the game on Facebook and Instagram.

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This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. It’s fight for furvival! Super Animal Royale is a 64-player, frenetic, top-down 2D battle royale where murderous animals fight tooth, claw, and machine gun across an abandoned safari park. Collect and customize your favorite critters and weapons, then put them to work in solo matches or team up as a squad of up to four players! Key Features • Survival of the Fittest: Scavenge a variety of powerful weapons, armor and items to become the apex predator in intense 64-player online matches. • The Superest World: Explore a massive, beautifully illustrated 2D island and discover its hidden lore, by chatting with its inhabitants and scouring its rich environments for clues. • Different Stripes for Different Fights: Collect hundreds of animal breeds and customize them with thousands of cosmetic items, weapons, outfits, and even umbrellas! • Evolving Events & Updates: Enjoy an endless stampede of new content, including seasonal outfits, animals, and weapons to collect. • The Fast and the Furriest: Flatten your foes while rolling dirty in a Hamster Ball, or mount a Giant Emu and peck your way to the promised land.

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This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. Support Super Animal Royale as a Founder and get 3 animal breeds and 10 cosmetics that are exclusive to Early Access and only available in the Founder’s Edition. You’ll also get your username colored in the orange founder’s color to show that you were one of the original supporters of the game! Included Animal Breeds: Super Hellfire Skullcat Super Pixile Fox Super Black Panther Included Cosmetic Items: Pixile Purple Tee Pixile White Tee Angel Halo Charcoal Suit With Pixile Tie White Shutter Shades Heart Glasses Golden M16 Golden Silenced Pistol Juggling Roulette Emote Fireworks Death Explosion Neither animal breeds nor cosmetic items provide any gameplay advantage.

Author: Michael Silverwood, Co-founder, Pixile Studios
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Super Animal Royale Is Clawing Its Way to Xbox Game Preview on June 1

Super Animal Royale is making its console debut on June 1 via the Xbox Game Preview program on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Xbox Game Pass members can also get the Founder’s Edition for free during its Game Preview release through the Xbox Game Pass Perks program.

Super Animal Royale

Super Animal Royale is a 2D online multiplayer shooter with a zoological twist. Drop from a Giant Eagle among 64 genetically modified critters and fight for survival. Scavenge the remains of a safari theme park gone wrong and dispose of your enemies with a variety of weapons including rifles, shotguns, grenades, and, um…bananas!?

Join a pack or fight as a lone wolf: Super Animal Royale features solos, duos, or squads of up to 4 players. Fight to the top of the food chain and see if you have what it takes to be an apex predator!

Super Animal Royale

We’re incredibly excited to bring Super Animal Royale to Xbox and welcome new players into the Super Animal kingdom. Since releasing in Early Access initially on PC and Mac, Super Animal Royale currently features over 300 delightfully vicious animal breeds to collect, which can be personalized with over 600 customizable items. For new and existing fans, we’re happy to announce that Super Animal Royale will feature cross-save and cross-platform matchmaking on Day One in Game Preview.

With the opportunity of having Super Animal Royale in Game Preview, we’re thrilled to have players participate in shaping the game’s future. The developers at Pixile Studios are incredibly passionate about delivering a constantly evolving experience with new content including battle passes, limited-time events, new cosmetics, new animal breeds, and more!

Super Animal Royale

To kick off the action on Xbox, Super Animal Royale is releasing a brand-new Animal Pass (Battle Pass) season, an expansion to the Super Animal World map, and new animal breeds. We can’t wait to share more details and teasers as we approach the Game Preview launch on June 1.

Super Animal Royale

Want to know the latest on Super Animal Royale? Sign up for news at animalroyale.com, or follow the official Super Animal Royale Twitter account. Catch up on player clips and highlights with hosts Donk and Howl, in the YouTube animated series Super Animal Royale Tonight.

Join the fight for furvival when Super Animal Royale releases on Xbox Game Preview for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on June 1, 2021.

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This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. It’s fight for furvival! Super Animal Royale is a 64-player, frenetic, top-down 2D battle royale where murderous animals fight tooth, claw, and machine gun across an abandoned safari park. Collect and customize your favorite critters and weapons, then put them to work in solo matches or team up as a squad of up to four players! Key Features • Survival of the Fittest: Scavenge a variety of powerful weapons, armor and items to become the apex predator in intense 64-player online matches. • The Superest World: Explore a massive, beautifully illustrated 2D island and discover its hidden lore, by chatting with its inhabitants and scouring its rich environments for clues. • Different Stripes for Different Fights: Collect hundreds of animal breeds and customize them with thousands of cosmetic items, weapons, outfits, and even umbrellas! • Evolving Events & Updates: Enjoy an endless stampede of new content, including seasonal outfits, animals, and weapons to collect. • The Fast and the Furriest: Flatten your foes while rolling dirty in a Hamster Ball, or mount a Giant Emu and peck your way to the promised land.

Author: Lucas Croft, Community Manager, Modus Games
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Super Animal Royale Is Parachuting Onto Switch Later This Year

Do you fancy playing a battle royale game featuring trigger-happy tigers and murderous monkeys? If that sounds like your thing, then Super Animal Royale might be the game for you. Modus Games and Pixile Studios have announced that it will be coming to Switch later this year.

Here’s a bit more about this intriguing title:

Super Animal Royale is a battle royale with a zoological twist. Play as your favorite cuddly, genetically modified animal picked from 300+ breeds, find your style with 600+ cosmetic items, and jump off the back of a Giant Eagle and into a 64-player fight to the death! You’ll fire shotguns and sparrows, toss grenades and bananas, ride emus and hamster balls all the way to the top of the food chain. The explosive top-down action pairs perfectly with an expressive flat-design style, and the innovative fog-of-war-system enables a game that’s as deep and strategic as it is fun and accessible.

Over on Steam the game has achieved 95% “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews, so it might be one to keep an eye on. Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think with a comment below.

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Call of Duty Verdansk 84 Warzone map revealed: Check out the new Battle Royale map

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Call of Duty Warzone fans have been given a look at the new Season 3 map.

After the end of season nuclear event, fans will be transported back to the 1980s for Verdansk 84.

The updated Warzone map features a whole host of new areas to explore, including the Stadium back when it was under construction.

First up let’s look at the new and improved Dam, which has been revamped for Season 3 as ‘Gora Summit’.

The new area has a clear walking path for easier access, as well as working cable cars to get up and down.

Verdansk airport has also been revamped, featuring a second floor with a clear line of sight to the pesky sniper tower. It’s described as familiar, but with new gameplay opportunities.

New spaces have also been added, including an Airport Factory that’s full of handy loot and close-quarters combat opportunities. It’s been added to fill out the map.

The Grid Array is a huge structure that is likely to be the first area players will see when skydiving. Be warned, however, snipers are almost certain to be lurking.

You can see some of the new locations in the screenshots below.

Perhaps most exciting of all is the Stadium, which in its past form is under construction.

It’s described as a typical open-air stadium from the 1980s, meaning it no longer has a roof top or an underground section.

Elsewhere, the Karst Salt Mines are an expanded version of the Quarry from Season 2. More buildings have been added to the location, and this time they’re accessible to players.

Similar to Stadium, Downtown is also under construction. This means it’s not quite as dense as before, leading to different fighting opportunities.

Season 3 also introduces a new Warzone event, which tasks players with completing challenges in order to hunt down Adler.

“Starting with the launch of Season Three, the new ‘Hunt for Adler’ limited-time event will task Operators with unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts.

“Complete these Intel Challenges to unlock Event rewards, including Weapon Charms, Calling Cards, a new Operator Skin, and more.

“You can find more details about this event in the Seasonal Event tab on the main menu between Play and Weapons once Season Three kicks off in Warzone. Once you’ve completed a full set of challenges in either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone over the course of the event, you’ll unlock an exclusive Adler skin for use in both games!”

Ian Fleming's Casino Royale 'only to be read and burnt' on sale for £95k

Fleming gave the handsomely-bound edition of Casino Royale to the family of the boss who gave him the time off to write it. He was working as a foreign news manager for Kemsley Newspapers when Viscount Kemsley agreed he could have every January and February off. Fleming, who retreated to his Jamaican home Goldeneye to write, emerged with his book.
He sent the 1953 edition to the Viscount’s son Anthony, including the handwritten inscription: “To Tony, read & burn. Ian”

Only 4,760 first editions of Casino Royale were printed, with Fleming’s inscription making this copy particularly desirable.

The book comes in its original heart-covered dust jacket and is being sold by London-based dealer Peter Harrington.

A Peter Harrington spokesman said: “Signed and inscribed copies of Fleming’s first Bond novel are in themselves highly coveted.

“In this instance the association is particularly charming, showing a relationship instrumental in the creation of the character and his legacy.”

Fleming went on to write a total of 14 novels, with more than 100 million copies sold.

PUBG Mobile update news ahead of PUBG Season 18 and Royale Pass release

A new PUBG Mobile update is coming soon and gamers only have a short time to collect the latest rewards. From now until March 14, PUBG fans can unlock 3,000 BP, 100 AG, and the Cute Kitten – Pan (3d), by patching to version 1.3.

And after this, it won’t be long until the full PUBG Season 18 release rolls around, complete with Royale Pass. The new PUBG Season 18 release will include the complete Hundred Rhythms Royale Pass, with these changes confirmed:

“There will be a 3rd Anniversary music theme screen and rewards. Players can choose rank rewards twice as they progress in the Royale Pass.

“After the anniversary party starts, some special guests will also make an appearance. In addition to an AUG finish, players also get to choose between 2 advanced sets at rank 1 and rank 50.

“At rank 100, get the Violin Music Set and a mysterious Kar98K Finish. An adventure event will start with the music.

“Adventure Vouchers have been added to the free rank rewards, and players can use them to redeem 1 of 2 sets twice on the event page. The adventure awaits.

“The RP Activity Pack event begins in the new season: Purchase the RP Activity Pack to gain RP ranks quickly and collect Mission Activity Points to get your UC back as rebates. Fixed other bugs affecting missions and other content to improve players’ experiences.”

This will be followed by the launch of the new Clowns’ Tricks event, which goes live from March 31.

According to Tencent, Clowns will arrive at the Anniversary Celebration Square and will start graffitiing all over the place.

A Clown Shop Vehicle will also be placed in Erangel where players will be able to collect Clown Tokens and exchange them for items, including normal combat supplies and special strategic items in the Clown Shop Vehicle.

Another part of this month’s PUBG Mobile update is the All-talent Championship, where gamers can play matches with your teammates.

“The teams that advance to the Semi-Finals are randomly divided into 5 groups. Each group plays 3 consecutive matches and the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Final Round.

“Teams that advance to the Final Round will play 4 consecutive matches. They will be ranked and receive rewards based on their total points for these 4 games.”

The top 2 teams of the Final Round will be eligible to participate in the PMCO Preliminaries (excluding the KR/JP region).

The scoring rules for single matches are as follows:

  • Total score of each match = Elimination points + Rank points.
  • Calculation of Elimination points: 1 point is gained for each player defeated.
  • Calculation of Rank points: No. 1 gains 15 points; No. 2 gains 12 points; No. 3 gains 10 points; No. 4 gains 8 points; No. 5 gains 6 points; No. 6 gains 4 points; No. 7 gains 2 points; and No. 8-12 gains 1 point.
  • Teams can participate in the weekly match repeatedly, but teams that are already eligible to advance will not repeatedly advance or get an additional advancement reward. The advancement spots will be filled up by other teams based on the rankings.