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5 most anticipated games on show at E3 2019

Published: 4/Jun/2019 15:45 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 16:17

by Paul Cot

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The annual E3 trade show is like Christmas for many video game fans as they gear up for announcements about consoles, new games, and just about everything else you can imagine. With E3 2019 right around the corner, here are five games that could blow everyone away this year.

5. Doom Eternal

The sequel to Doom (or Doom 4) was first teased at E3 2018. It wasn’t until Quakecon, three months later, that we got to see some gameplay. Following the reveal of ultra-smooth, violent and arcade style gameplay, the hype for the next Doom sky-rocketed.

It has been three years since we last saw the unkillable Doom Slayer in action, which will appease fans much more than the 12 year wait between Doom 3 and 4.

The Doom Eternal showcase at E3 2019 should share more gameplay, what features we can expect from the game and most importantly we may finally get a release date.

4. Cyberpunk 2077

The futuristic role playing game is, as the name suggests, set in 2077. The setting for the game is Night City, California, and will be an open world format.

Following on from a 48 minute walkthrough video that was revealed at E3 2018, it has been confirmed that E3 2019 will show actual gameplay, albeit played by the developers.

Surprisingly to many, the original trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 was released all the way back in 2013. Thankfully, it is strongly suggested that E3 2019 will provide a release date – which is expected to be some time in 2021.

The game is developed by CD Projekt Red and will release on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

3. Pokemon Sword Shield

Pokemon’s newest game has been teased for a number of years now. The title of the second Pokemon game to appear on the Nintendo Switch was revealed to be Pokemon Sword and Shield in February 2019.

Since that reveal, no further information about the game has been provided. However, a Pokemon Direct has been confirmed for June 5 which has promised to reveal new details.

As this is a 15 minute long presentation, the details provided should be fairly substantial. New Pokemon, new features, and a release date could all be shared within the livestream.

How this will affect what is revealed at E3 2019 during Nintendo’s presentation remains to be seen.

2. Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite will serve as a sequel to the 2015 Halo 5: Guardians game. As it is published by Microsoft Studios, it will only be available on the PC and Xbox One.

The title was arguably the biggest shooting game in the early 2000s, but as the likes of Call of Duty, Battlefield, and more recently battle royale games such as Fortnite Battle Royale have come to prominence, the Halo series has taken somewhat of a back seat.

Nevertheless, there are still millions of hardcore Halo fans who will be desperately awaiting more news of the next Halo game after a wait of four years.

343 Industries, one of Halo’s developers, has been developing a new game engine called the Slipspace Engine. While little is known about it, Halo enthusiasts will be hoping it can bring the series back to the forefront of shooters once again.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Whether you like it or not, when a brand new Call of Duty game is on the horizon, it is going to be in or around the number one spot. 

The brand new 2019 CoD game was revealed on May 30 and already has fans excited for the upcoming game. This excitement is arguably greater than previous years, not just because of the new game engine (which has been in development for over five years), but the reported brutality and realness of the campaign too. 

Black Ops 4 didn’t have a story mode, a decision which received a mixed response, but many fans will be hoping this year’s will more than make up for it.

However, now the attention turns to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer. Infinity Ward will be hosting a Coliseum Panel at the annual event, but what they will be talking about is unknown.

The likelihood is there won’t be anything too significant revealed, but gamers will remain optimistic that they will at least get some form of multiplayer information.

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Warzone devs confirm secret nerfs to Cold War suppressors will be reverted

Published: 25/Feb/2021 21:47

by Theo Salaun

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Fans of Call of Duty: Warzone will be pleased to know that Season 2’s secret nerfs to the Agency Suppressor and other Black Ops Cold War silencers will be reverted very soon.

As soon as the clock hit zero, tons of Warzone players eagerly logged on for some late-night, Season 2 action. Intrigued by a mysterious ghost ship, an assortment of zombies, new ground loot and two brand-new guns…players became surprised by an unsavory change: weaker Cold War guns.

While the Agency Suppressor was originally weak at range, then buffed to fit in line with Modern Warfare’s Monolithic Suppressor, the attachment’s strength appeared to have been weakened in Season 2. 

Murmurings spread around the community quickly, with content creator JGOD then confirming what many had begun suspecting — the Agency Suppressor actually hurts your bullet velocity (again). Fortunately, devs have quickly responded and confirmed that this will be reverted.

As JGOD explores in his video, the new update does ensure that in-game descriptions of attachment values are actually reflective of what they do in the game. So attachments that claim to help bullet velocity will actually do so, which was not the case in the past.

The downside, though, is that this means that the hidden buffs to the Agency Suppressor’s bullet velocity (as seen with the FFAR 1) are now reflective of the attachment information. So, as the game says, bullet velocity is now nerfed.

An immediate detriment, the Monolithic Suppressor was considered the go-to Warzone attachment because velocity buffs ensured players could be more effective at hitting shots on the large map. By reverting the buffs to make the Agency Suppressor similar to Monolithic, the update effectively nerfs all ranged Cold War guns.

As Raven Software tweeted within a day of the new update going live, Agency, Gru and Wrapped Suppressors will be reverted “to their former glory in the next hotfix.” 

This likely means that, in line with the Monolithic Suppressor, these suppressors will enjoy a bullet velocity buff — making them more effective at range and much more viable. 

While it may be frustrating for fans to know that these buffs and nerfs aren’t reflected in the patch notes, one can only hope that the new emphasis on transparency in the in-game attachment descriptions will be reflected in the new hot fix. That could be a huge help, as fans will no longer need to test things out themselves to figure out what attachments truly do.