Eurogamer.net | PlayStation 5 Bad puns and video games since 1999. https://www.eurogamer.net/ Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:58:59 +0100 5 Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:58:59 +0100 Overwatch's McCree will be renamed Cole Cassidy next week

Overwatch's fan-favourite cowboy character Jesse McCree finally has a new name after Activision Blizzard committed to changing it in the wake of California's ongoing lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and a "frat boy" culture at the company. Henceforth, Jesse McCree will be known as Cole Cassidy.

McCree is just one of many characters across Blizzard's portfolio to have taken his name from a developer at the company. However, back in August, Blizzard announced it would be renaming the cowboy after the real-life Jesse McCree, who had been named in several accounts of the studio's toxic work culture, was confirmed to have departed the company amid the fallout from the lawsuit - although no reason for his exit was given.

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Far Cry 6 Liquid Courage: Where to find the owner and solve the Liquid Courage quest in Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6's Liquid Courage is one of the treasure hunts in the game.

This tasks you infiltrate a brewery in Yara with a rather suspicious installation. In order to make your way through it, you'll have to activate four valves across the main room.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/far-cry-6-liquid-courage-find-the-owner-location-8034 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2173257 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:53:00 +0100 Diego Arguello
Far Cry 6 The Last One to Leave: How to restore the power and solve The Last One to Leave quest

Far Cry 6's The Last One to Leave is one of the treasure hunts in the game.

This tasks you interact with three switches for the traffic light to open the door. Each one of these are found in an specific spot, and require to follow a certain order of actions beforehand, either by interacting with a short puzzle or looking for a valve to clear the way.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/far-cry-6-the-last-one-to-leave-restore-power-8034 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2173256 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:31:00 +0100 Diego Arguello
Where is Xur? Location, what Xur is selling this week in Destiny 2

Xur's location and what Xur is selling this week is always a surprise when the vendor makes their appearance in Destiny 2.

Every week - from Friday's daily reset until Tuesday's weekly reset - Destiny 2 is visited by the special vendor, selling rare and sometimes exclusive gear.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/destiny-2-where-is-xur-location-today-6007 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2169608 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:12:00 +0100 Matthew Reynolds
Next Sony State of Play on 27th October

Sony has announced another State of Play for Wednesday 27th October.

Tune in on YouTube and Twitch at 10PM UK time.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-22-new-state-of-play-on-27th-october https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2173229 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0100 Ed Nightingale
First look at visual upgrade in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition trailer

Rockstar has released the first official trailer for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.

The remastered trilogy will be released digitally on 11th November across PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, plus Nintendo Switch. The game will cost £54.99, with physical copies to follow on 7th December.

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Ask Eurogamer: Reviews Your questions answered live from 3pm UK time.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-22-ask-eurogamer-reviews https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2173143 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:30:00 +0100 Robert Purchese
Best SSD for PS5 2021

As of September 2021, Sony has finally added the ability to install your own SSD to expand the storage of your PS5. This was previously only possible with a beta firmware, released in July, when Sony also confirmed the strict requirements for PS5 SSDs. Before this, only external drives could be used on the PS5, and these were limited to playing last-gen games. Now, it's easy to add gigabytes or even terabytes of storage for PS5 games in just a few minutes - and this article shows you how.

This explainer is necessary because, unlike Microsoft, Sony isn't making its own official drives in a unique form factor. Instead, standard PC NVMe SSD drives from a wide range of manufacturers will work - as long as the drive is fast enough and physically fits inside the PS5. This should make upgrading your storage cheaper in the long run, but the requirements are a little complicated - so we've prepared this blog to recommend the best SSDs for the PS5. We've also covered the best PS5-compatible heatsinks, dug into the requirements in more detail and answered your questions - all accessible via the quick links below.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-best-ssds-for-ps5 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2133753 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:53:00 +0100 Will Judd
Among Us hits PlayStation and Xbox in December

Among Us hits PlayStation and Xbox on 14th December.

Innersloth's phenomenally-popular teamwork and betrayal party game launches on Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S (and on Xbox Game Pass), as well as PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on that day. It's already available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-among-us-hits-playstation-and-xbox-in-december https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2173038 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:15:00 +0100 Wesley Yin-Poole
Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon schedule: What is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Destiny 2's Nightfall activity gives you the opportunity to unlock a number of rare weapons.

Each season, there is a rotation of weapons that can drop from the end of the strike, with one being highlighted per week.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/destiny-2-nightfall-weapon-this-week-schedule-8005 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2154809 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:19:00 +0100 Matthew Reynolds
DICE doubles down on Specialists with response to Battlefield 2042 beta feedback

DICE is standing firm with its replacement of classes with Specialists in Battlefield 2042 as it shares an extensive list of key takeaways from the open beta.

The studio also released a new video revealing the remaining five Specialists for the game's launch.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-dice-doubles-down-on-specialists-with-response-to-battlefield-2042-beta-feedback https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172991 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0100 Ishraq Subhan
House of Ashes review - The Dark Picture anthology's best entry yet

The Dark Pictures Anthology has been shaking up the horror genre in gaming ever since players boarded the ill-fated Man of Medan in 2019. The spooky tale of ghost town Little Hope followed soon after in 2020, and now, in 2021, we're trapped underground in a Mesopotamian temple in the early noughties as the Iraq war blazes overhead. It's been a delight to see the Dark Pictures Anthology surprise players with unexpected twists and turns with every new instalment, and House of Ashes is no exception.

In House of Ashes, you switch control between five characters who find themselves trapped in long-lost ruins after what should have been a routine mission goes wrong. Soon enough, they find themselves stalked by something other lurking in the darkness. As is now tradition with this series, all of these core five characters can either survive or die depending on what you do and what choices you make.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-house-of-ashes-review-the-dark-picture-anthologys-best-entry-yet https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172963 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:00:00 +0100 Ian Higton
Watch Tom Holland fall out of a cargo plane in Uncharted movie trailer leak

UPDATE 21/10/21: Following yesterday's wobblycam snatch of leaked Uncharted movie footage, Sony has dropped a considerably shinier, full-length trailer, showcasing around two-and-a-half minutes of Tom Holland's young Nathan Drake in action - and it's not just airplane mishaps and jokes about Scottish accents! We get some globe-trotting plotting, some treasure hunting, rooftop running, more of that cargo plane sequence, and a lot more Mark Wahlberg as Sully. And a very dapper Antonio Banderas makes an appearance too.

The trailer also gives us a UK release date for the Uncharted movie, which is now confirmed to be arriving in cinemas here on 11th February 2022.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-20-watch-tom-holland-fall-out-of-a-cargo-plane-in-uncharted-movie-trailer-leak https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172873 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:39:00 +0100 Matt Wales
Here's a look at the new Saints Row's opening story missions

Volition's first reveal of its upcoming Saints Row reboot did not, it's fair to say, seem to bare much in common with the series of old. A few gameplay snippets that followed helped bridge the divide, but a newly revealed look at some early missions has given the clearest indication yet of how Volition is looking to revitalise its ageing sandbox series.

As shared by GameInformer, the new nine-minute pre-alpha gameplay video offers a look at two early story missions: Making Rent and Idol Threat. The first of these takes place before the Saints are even officially formed, with The Boss and the game's core supporting - Kevin, Neenah, and Eli, all previously members of rival gangs - orchestrating a robbery on a loan office to raise some cash.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-heres-a-look-at-the-new-saints-rows-opening-story-missions https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172982 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:19:00 +0100 Matt Wales
Epic announces publishing partnerships with Cozy Grove dev and Nine Inch Nails guitarist studio

Following its previously reviewed partnerships with Remedy Entertainment, Inside developer Playdead, and Fumito Ueda's gen Designer (The Last Guardian), Epic Games' publishing arm has announced two new partners in the form of Cozy Grove creator Spry Fox and Eyes Out, the new studio co-founded by Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck.

Details on the titles each studio is developing for Epic are limited but previous word from Eyes Out - whose other co-founder is Cory Davis, creative director and designer on Spec Ops: The Line - revealed the team is working on a new single-player cosmic horror game.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-epic-announces-publishing-partnerships-with-cozy-grove-dev-and-nine-inch-nails-guitarist-studio https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172930 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:26:00 +0100 Matt Wales
Life is Strange: True Colors launches for Switch in December

The Nintendo Switch version of Life is Strange: True Colors will arrive in "early December", publisher Square Enix has said.

This version was originally set to arrive last month alongside the game's other console and PC editions, but was pushed back at the end of August.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-life-is-strange-true-colors-launches-for-switch-in-december https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172932 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:03:00 +0100 Tom Phillips
GAME warns scalpers it has "strong measures in place", ahead of new PS5 stock going on sale today

UK retailer GAME has warned scalpers it has "strong measures" in place to stop multiple orders this morning, ahead of a new release of PlayStation 5 stock.

The chain will continue to enforce a limit of one console per customer, and subject each order to automatic checks after it has been put through.

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Returning to Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a reminder of how a single series can really evolve its accessibility options

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not a new game by this point, but it's one that still surprises me.

Spider-Man is one of my favourite superheroes, so I obviously couldn't wait to play Insomniac's Spider-Man back when it came out in 2018. The smooth freedom of web-swinging around New York City certainly released my inner friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. However, the fast-paced combat and intense use of every button on the controller generated frustrating barriers that ultimately denied me full Spidey immersion.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-returning-to-spider-man-miles-morales-is-a-reminder-of-how-a-single-series-can-really-evolve-its-accessibility-options https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172898 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:25:00 +0100 Vivek Gohil
Far Cry 6 Parting Gifts: How to power the water pump and solve Parting Gifts in Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6's Parting Gifts is one of the treasure hunts in the game.

This tasks you to power a water pump by performing certain actions in order, which will then allow you to put out the fire and grab a key needed to reach the stash in the coco oven.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/far-cry-6-parting-gifts-power-water-pump-walkthrough-8034 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172878 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:12:00 +0100 Diego Arguello
Far Cry 6 The Long Drop: How to get the worker key and solve The Long Drop quest

Far Cry 6's The Long Drop is one of the treasure hunts in the game.

This tasks you to head inside a locked trailer that has a number of machines that must be activated in order. This will open up a canal which, in turn, allows you to grab a worker key and access the stash.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/far-cry-6-the-long-drop-worker-key-walkthrough-8034 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172879 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:12:00 +0100 Diego Arguello
Square Enix shows off Tomb Raider survival horror prototype made prior to 2013 reboot

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations for Tomb Raider, Square Enix has revealed footage and details of Tomb Raider: Ascension, an early survival-horror-like prototype created by Crystal Dynamics as it explored ways to reimagine the series - with various aspects of the project ultimately making their way into the developer's 2013 reboot.

"After narrowing in on the concept of a survival story on a remote island," explains Square Enix over on YouTube, "[Crystal Dynamics] began developing what was internally called Tomb Raider: Ascension." The project is said to have "felt closer to a horror game than a Tomb Raider title" at one point, although this aspect would eventually fade into the background as the studio opted to focus in on survival elements.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-square-enix-shows-off-tomb-raider-survival-horror-prototype-made-prior-to-2013-reboot https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172877 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:34:00 +0100 Matt Wales
Fortnite Ghostbusters Signs locations in Holly Hedges, Dirty Docks or Pleasant Park

Fortnite's Ghostbusters Signs is a quest step in the Containment Specialist questline.

Coming after Mini-puft locations and Seismograph locations, you'll have to place three Ghostbusters Signs somewhere on the map.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/fortnite-ghostbusters-signs-locations-8006 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172830 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:22:00 +0100 Matthew Reynolds
Fortnite Ghost trap locations: Where to deploy a Ghost Trap in Fortnite

Fortnite's Ghost Trap is the final step in the Containment Specialist questline.

Coming after Mini-puft locations, Seismograph locations and Ghostbusters signs, you'll have to deploy a single Ghost Trap somewhere on the map.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/fortnite-ghost-trap-deploy-locations-8006 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172748 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:20:00 +0100 Matthew Reynolds
Fortnite Containment Specialist location, quests explained

Fortnite's Containment Specialist is a new character added to the map as part of a Ghostbusters: Afterlife event.

If you want to start their quest punchcard, you must first visit the Containment Specialist's location.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/fortnite-containment-specialist-location-quests-8006 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172617 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:19:00 +0100 Matthew Reynolds
Fortnite Touch a Cube locations explained

Touch a Cube is the third quest in the second Dark Jonesy punchcard in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

It's hard to touch something if you don't know where it is, so, before starting this quest, you should know the cube locations. First, however, make sure you've found the scrolls in the IO Bases and recovered the Spirit Vessel using a Shadow Stone.

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/fortnite-touch-a-cube-locations-8006 https://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=2172849 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:15:00 +0100 Lottie Lynn