How to play Obsidian RPG The Outer Worlds for only a dollar - Dexerto

How to play Obsidian RPG The Outer Worlds for only a dollar

Published: 24/Oct/2019 20:09 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 20:50

by Scott Robertson


The new single-player role-playing-game from Obsidian Entertainment releases on October 24, and there’s a way for you to get the full experience of the game for just one dollar.

For the gamer on a budget, dropping $60 on a new title can be very daunting, especially as we get closer to the holidays when more and more games are released.

For players who don’t want to spend so much money, or for players looking to avoid using the Epic Games store, there’s another alternative, the beta for the Xbox Game Pass for PC.

ObsidianThe Outer Worlds is Obsidian’s first title since being acquired by Microsoft

The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows players to access a diverse catalog of Microsoft games at any time while still subscribed. It is typically $5 a month, but new users can subscribe for $1 for the first month, and then $5 for each month after.

Subscribers get full access to The Outer Worlds, and can start pre-loading the game now before it releases. If officially releases on October 24 at 4 PM PDT/7PM EDT. Players can also buy the game outright on the Microsoft Store, or on the Epic Games store. It won’t be on Steam until 2020.

Microsoft is also letting players get one month of Xbox Ultimate Pass for a dollar as well, so Xbox users can take advantage of the deal as well. The Ultimate Pass includes a subscription to Xbox Live Gold, access to Xbox exclusives as they release, and access to a vast catalog of Xbox and Microsoft PC games. Ultimate typically runs for $15 a month, and includes the PC game pass.

MicrosoftThe Xbox Game Pass for PC is only a dollar for the first month.

For players who want to play through the single-player experience from Obsidian Entertainment, but don’t see themselves owning it or still playing it months down the line, they can subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass for PC, and get a month of access for $1, two months for $6, three months for $11, and so on. Plus all the other games that come with the pass.

$1 for access to a robust, well-reviewed single player RPG might be considered a more favorable alternative to, say, $13 a month for access to private worlds in Fallout 76, plus whatever cost the player had paid for the game itself.

The Outer Worlds was announced at last year’s Game Awards 2018. The game has so far received mostly positive reviews from critics, but has also received backlash from the gaming community for electing to postpone its release on Steam for over a year.

Obsidian has developed numerous popular RPGs including Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and Pillars of Eternity. The release date for the Outer Worlds for Switch has not been announced yet.

Call of Duty

How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

call of duty companion app
The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.