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CD Projekt Red confirm new Witcher game coming after Cyberpunk 2077

Published: 12/Mar/2020 2:37

by Brad Norton

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While CD Projekt Red puts the finishing touches on Cyberpunk 2077, the Polish game development studio has revealed plans for a new entry in the popular Witcher franchise.

As the gaming industry anxiously awaits the release of Cyberpunk 2077 on September 17, plans are seemingly already in motion for post-launch content, an online component, as well as a fully-fledged next-gen entry in the Witcher series.

In a March 11 report provided by the studio, a slew of new information was revealed as CD Projekt Red shed new light on how developers will be focusing efforts following the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

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Following on from the release of the highly anticipated title in September, the Polish studio will be honing in on a number of distinct projects in three smaller teams. 

According to a translation of the report from prominent gaming industry insider Daniel ‘ZhugeEX’ Ahmad, one team will be developing post-launch add-ons for Cyberpunk 2077. These could be similar in terms of size to that of Witcher 3’s fan-favorite Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone expansions.

Additionally, another smaller team will be working on the previously announced online version of Cyberpunk 2077. There is no exact date set for the multiplayer component, though 2022 is supposedly the internal target.

Touching on the third pillar of the company moving forward, the last remaining team will be focusing on a new single-player title with an expected development period of four years. 

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The Witcher 3’s expansions added dozens of hours to the overall RPG experience.

While it was not explicitly outlined what this four-year project could be, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the studio would only be working on new titles in the Cyberpunk and Witcher franchises. It was therefore heavily implied that the next full-scale production from the Polish team would be focused on the Witcher series.

If current plans remain intact following the release of Cyberpunk 2077, early assessments would place the release of a new Witcher game in late 2024 assuming that there are no delays in production.

That would establish a nine-year window since the release of The Witcher 3 in 2015.

Despite an unparalleled amount of content set to keep Cyberpunk players satisfied for a long while following its release, it’s clear that CD Projekt Red is already full steam ahead with plans for post-launch add ons to boot.

In the meantime, here’s a rundown on everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming multiplayer release.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.