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How to play Tony Hawk Pro Skater demo on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Published: 12/Aug/2020 20:36 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 20:38

by Tanner Pierce

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Starting on Friday, fans of Tony Hawk Pro Skater will be able to hop into a demo for the upcoming remaster of the first two games. Here’s what you need to know about what’s included, how to get the demo, and more.

When Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 was announced during the Summer Games Fest in May 2020, many long time fans of the franchise were extremely excited. Players would finally be able to revisit the first two games in the series remastered for modern consoles. Basically, it was a dream come true.

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Fans were even more excited when they found out that a demo for the remaster would be coming sometime before the game’s full release. Putting the demo out there, no matter how big or small it is, is an easy way to tide fans over until the game’s full release.

Now, we know that the demo is releasing on Friday, August 14, 2020, and Activision has revealed a slew of new details about the demo itself.

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Activision has confirmed that the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 demo will come with a single level and four songs.

What’s included with the demo?

As expected, the demo is a very limited experience when compared to the full game, as it’s comprised of just a two-minute Single Session set in The Warehouse level from the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

In addition to the single level, players will also have a sparse soundtrack to listen to while playing, with only four tracks available in total.

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How do I take part in the demo?

Unfortunately, this is where the bad news comes in. Right now, you can’t just go onto your platform of choice and download it. Currently, the only foolproof way to guarantee yourself the demo is by pre-ordering the game digitally.

It’s also worth pointing out that if you were one of the first 2,000 people to order the Tony Hawk Burrito from Chipotle (yes, you read that right) on Monday, August 10, 2020, you’re eligible to receive a code for the demo, regardless of pre-order. Unfortunately, the 2,000 codes are almost certainly sold out at this point, so unless you already bought it, you’re out of luck in that regard.

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Players who pre-ordered digitally on PS4 and Xbox One can pre-download the demo right now.

Can I pre-load the demo?

If you pre-ordered the game digitally, the demo is available for pre-download right now. All you have to do is go into your library on PS4 or search for it on the Xbox One store and you should be able to start the download.

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Unfortunately, pre-loading doesn’t seem to be an option for PC players. You’ll, of course, still receive access to the demo when it goes live on August 14, 2020, at 8 am PDT (11 am EDT), but you’ll have to wait until then to download it.

If I have the game pre-ordered physically, how can I get access to the demo?

Unfortunately, as of the time of this writing, if you pre-ordered the game from retail stores like GameStop, Walmart, etc. you won’t get access to the Warehouse demo at all.

This is surely disappointing to some people, as many fans still buy games physically, and there’s really no clear reason why Activision has this restriction.

Even though the demo is only restricted to digital pre-orders right now, here’s hoping that the Warehouse demo will be opened up to all players in the near future.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Games Store on September 4, 2020.

Call of Duty

AS VAL and SP-R 208 nerfs coming to Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 7/Oct/2020 15:55

by Matt Porter

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Infinity Ward have confirmed that they are in the process of releasing a patch that will nerf Season 6’s AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, which have been causing major issues for players on both Modern Warfare multiplayer and Warzone.

Call of Duty fans are always eager for new weapons to be added to Warzone with the release of a new season, helping keep the ultra-popular battle royale mode fresh and exciting for those who regularly jump into Verdansk in search of victories.

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Adding new weapons isn’t always easy though, as making sure they are balanced and fair can prove to be tricky. You don’t know how they will truly perform until they are in the hands of the massive Call of Duty player base, and often need to be adjusted afterward to bring them in line with the other guns.

Season 6’s new weapons have proved to particularly problematic though, with the SP-R 208’s speed, power and accuracy as a sniper rifle allowing anyone to become a one-shot killing machine. While the AS VAL has been shooting through unlimited surfaces, thanks to then 10 round mag attachment that sees it slam through six walls with ease on maps like St. Petrograd.

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Unsurprisingly, Warzone and Modern Warfare fans aren’t particularly happy about the new weapons, which can make it impossible to avoid death while taking cover or make you an easy target for snipers.

Thankfully, Infinity Ward have been listening to the complaints, and a fix is on the way to get these problems ironed out for what is likely to be the final Modern Warfare in-game season.

In a tweet sent out by Infinity Ward‘s Senior Communications Manager Ashton Williams, not only are the developers intent on balancing the weapons, but they have already created the updates required and are testing them ahead of release.

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“We currently have a patch being tested that has weapon tuning for the AS VAL and SP-R 208,” it reads. “Pending any unforeseen issues, we’ll release it as soon as possible.”

While the fix is on the way, Williams didn’t go as far as giving a confirmed release date for the patch. These things can often be delayed due to other bugs cropping up as a result of the fix, so Infinity Ward will want to make sure that nothing else breaks because of it during thier testing phase.

At least a fix is on the way though, and soon you’ll be able to take cover behind walls safe in the knowledge that you aren’t about to get destroyed by someone with AS VAL aimed right where you’re hiding.

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