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5 big things we learned from Ubisoft Forward

Published: 13/Jul/2020 14:48 Updated: 13/Jul/2020 14:53

by Connor Bennett

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Ubisoft Forward gave fans a better look at games like Far Cry 6, Hyper Scape, Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and even a touch of Splinter Cell. Here are our five big takeaways.

With gaming conferences going online or canceling altogether, developers have had to get a bit creative to show off their lineup of new games instead of the next set of consoles. 

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Ubisoft took their first step into showing off what they’ve got coming next with Ubisoft Forward.

Here, we break down five games that we saw that gave us some of the biggest takeaways from the event – be it a new mechanic for a classic series, a story that has interested us, or even the hint of a potential series return.

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Splinter Cell is back… sort of

Perhaps the biggest shock of Ubisoft Forward was the return of Splinter Cell and Sam Fisher. Fans of the popular series might have jumped for joy if they had managed to mute the stream for a brief moment, but the announcement was for a mobile game called Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad.

The fact that Ubisoft is reviving the Splinter Cell series is a way – albeit, small and on mobile – could give us hope that we’ll see Fisher and his iconic night vision goggles on the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and even PC at some point in the future. 

Far Cry 6 release date

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Far Cry 6 has an incredibly recognizable and menacing villain.

Recent stories in the Far Cry series have been gritty and downright diabolical and the sixth installment looks to be more of the same. After having his character leaked ahead of the Ubisoft event, fans got a better look at Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Giancarlo Esposito as the new villain.

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Though we’ve not seen much gameplay, it looks like the actor will strike the same fear into the hearts of players as he does with the menacing Gus Fring.

The biggest news about Far Cry was that it will release on February 18th 2021, meaning that it’ll come after the launch of the next-gen consoles. Will it set the bar for the next-gen, though? Only time will tell. 

Hyper Scape beta

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Hyper Scape is now in beta for all PC users.

The biggest Hyper Scape announcement to come from Ubisoft Forward was the fact that the game is now in open beta. You no longer have to hope that luck is on your side in getting a drop from Twitch.

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Sadly, it is still only restricted to PC players. Console fans will get their hands on the battle royale eventually, but there is set to be a little bit longer of a wait while Ubisoft figures out a few more kinks. 

Watch Dogs: Legion has a huge cast of characters

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In Watch Dog Legions, each citizen has unique abilities tied to their real-world job.

Part of Watch Dogs: Legion was shown off in 2019, giving everyone a hearty laugh when the usual young hacking group was swapped out and a grandmother started fighting for the cause.

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At Ubisoft Forward, it was confirmed that pretty much anyone can be the star of the show. As a part of DedSec, you can hack and profile AIs that interest you and add them to your team. This will give you some unique abilities as well, meaning missions can be completed however you wish.

We also learned that the third Watch Dogs title will release on October 29, falling right before the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date

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You’ll have an assortment of weapons and armor to customize in Valhalla.

Ubisoft Forward gave Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans a better look at the combat and a few other features that they can expect to see once Valhalla releases. Playing a Viking, you can plunder villages and towns after boating down a river in your longboat.

The combat looks pretty much what you’d expect from an AC game, though being backed up by NPCs should make for interesting fights. You can also use customize your fighting style to best fit your playstyle too. 

We also got a release date of November 17, but an optimized version for the next-gen will also follow. 


So, there you have it, five big things we learned from Ubisoft Forward. The developers are planning further events to show off their new titles in the near future, so we could see some additional information.

We’ll just have to keep an eye out for what they have up their sleeve.

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8 cheap beasts you have to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Published: 13/Oct/2020 5:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team is underway, and everyone is busy grinding away on Squad Battles and Division Rivals to build their dream team. But everyone has to start somewhere, and an excellent place to start is our list of “cheap beasts.”

All players have their unique strengths and weaknesses. Naturally, some are more expensive than others, and it’s hard to find FIFA 21 players who are good bang for buck. FUTBIN is an excellent resource, but it can be daunting trying to rummage through all the data.

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Here’s a list of some of the cheap beasts we’ve found, including how much they cost and a little bit about what makes them so good.

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team cheap beasts

Hwang Hee Chan (OVR 80) LM – 950 Coins

Hwang Hee Chan is an absolute gun.

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He’s been impressive in real life, to the point where he’s earned himself an OTW Card in FIFA 21. But his base card is amazing as well.

It has 79 Dribbling, 95 Shooting, and 71 Passing, which is decent. But what really makes him stand out is his whopping 93 Pace.

Cucurella (OVR 80) LM – 950 Coins

Cucurella doesn’t have one stat that stands out among the rest. But with 81 Pace, 79 Dribbling, 78 Passing, and 74 Physicality, he’s pretty good all-round.

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The downside, however, is his dismal 67 Shooting. But considering he only costs 950 Coins, he’s a decent early pick-up for a La Liga squad.

Sébastien Haller (OVR 81) ST – 1300 Coins

Premier League players are more expensive than other leagues, and that’s what makes Sébastien Haller all-the-more appealing.

It’s hard to find a striker in the league who is quick, accurate, strong, good at dribbling, and still affordable.

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Haller costs a mere 1300 coins and has 82 Physicality, 80 Shooting, 75 Dribbling, and 70 Pace. All in all, this makes him a certified cheap beast in a starter squad.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (OVR 83) ST – 1500 Coins

The man, the myth, the legend.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 39 years old and might not be as polished as he used to be. But he’s still an incredible striker, and now that his FUT value has plummeted, he represents great value. His 59 Pace is atrocious.

But his 88 Shooting is superb, and he’s pretty good in all the other areas too.

It’s hard to find a striker who can shoot as well as him, and for as little as 1500 coins, he’ll strengthen your squad’s attack quite a bit.

Marco Asensio (OVR 82) LW – 1700 Coins

Marco Asensio has it all. He isn’t the strongest midfielder by any stretch of the imagination, but what he lacks in strength, he makes up for in other areas.

He has 83 Dribbling, 81 Passing, 80 Shooting, and 79 Pace, which means he’s a good all-rounder to have for 1700 coins.

Giovani Lo Celso (OVR 82) CM – 2000 Coins

Giovani Lo Celso is surprisingly cheap considering he’s one of the faster CM’s in the Premier League. For 2000 coins, he has an impressive 85 Dribbling, 82 Passing, 77 Shooting, and 77 Pace.

What’s more, he is decently strong as well with 73 Physicality. He’s a decent pick-up considering how slow some of the other CM’s are.

Willian (OVR 82) RW – 2200 Coins

Willian has slowed down quite a bit in recent years, but he’s still one of the quicker RW’s in the Premier League.

For 2200 coins, he offers 85 Dribbling, 82 Pace, 80 Passing, and 79 Shooting, which is decent value. Of course, he isn’t the quickest winger you can find, but his ball control is almost flawless.

Hirving Lozano (OVR 80) RW – 3000 Coins

Hirving Lozano is one of the quickest RW’s in the Serie A, let alone the game.

He has an impressive 93 Pace on top of other decent stats including 81 Dribbling, 75 Shooting, and 71 Passing. He’s a little more expensive than the other cheap beasts on this list, but only because of how absurdly fast he is.


And with that, our list of FIFA 21 cheap beasts is complete. It boasts a good range of players across different leagues, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

FIFA 21 was officially released on Friday, Oct. 9. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.