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How to preorder Xbox Series X and S – date, retailers, price

Published: 21/Sep/2020 19:25 Updated: 21/Sep/2020 19:42

by Theo Salaun

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The next generation of Xbox gaming, the Xbox Series X and S, will officially launch on November 10, but fans can finally begin reserving their systems on September 22 through select global retailers.

After Sony revealed that PlayStation 5 preorders would become available on September 17 (with numerous retailers opening their sales up a day early), Microsoft fans wondered when their preferred console would be hitting the market. Fortunately, that answer has been revealed as the Xbox Series X and S preorder dates, retailers, and prices are now officially available for players to plan around.

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For the prices, the Xbox Series S has been set at $299 / £249 and the Xbox Series X has been confirmed to be $499 / £449. While the Series X’s price is in line with the standard PlayStation 5, the Series S is cheaper than the PlayStation 4 Digital Edition, which comes in at $399 / £359.

How to preorder Xbox Series X and S

  • United States (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and more
  • Canada (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and more
  • UK (8AM BST): Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and more
  • Australia (8AM AEST): Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and more
  • New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and more
  • Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (9AM CEST): Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, andmore

As noted by Microsoft, in-store shopping will be varied and people will need to check in with their preferred local retailers to determine availabilities and reserve their systems. 

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Further, fans can also pre-order Xbox All Access, which includes your next-generation console of choice as well as 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (giving 100 games and an EA Play membership for $24.99 / £19.24 a month.)

How to preorder Xbox All Access

  • Online via the Xbox All Access program
  • United States (8AM PT): Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
  • Australia (8AM AEST): Telstra
  • New Zealand (8AM NZST): Spark
  • UK (8AM BST): GAME and Smyths Toys
  • Denmark (9AM CEST): Elgiganten
  • Finland (9AM CEST): Gigantti
  • Norway (9AM CEST): Elkjøp
  • Sweden (9AM CEST): Elgiganten

It is worth noting that, like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders are reportedly very limited. According to insider Wario64, GameStop has only received a max of 12 pre-orders of the Series X and a max of 4 pre-orders for the Series S, so you’ll want to be fast.

Of course, the Xbox shouldn’t have the same problems with Sony when it comes to the time that pre-orders will go live, but it’ll certainly have the same problem when it comes to supply constraints.

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This list isn’t all-encompassing, but centered on the biggest retailers that Microsoft has highlighted. Based on your location, you’ll have to contact your favorite locations to ensure availability and place an order.

As the eventual November 10 release date nears, more information is sure to be revealed about games and more.

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CoD YouTuber puts up billboard demanding Treyarch remaster BO2 Zombies

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:01

by Tanner Pierce

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Call of Duty YouTuber, JohnyJ25, has been asking for a remaster of the Black Ops 2 Zombies map, Die Rise, for months now, and he’s put up a massive billboard in Los Angeles asking the Treyarch to bring back the classic map in Black Ops Cold War

If its previous games are to be believed, Treyarch clearly has no problem remastering old Zombies maps. The company has put out updated versions of countless maps from World at War and Black Ops 1, including classic maps like Nacht der Untoten and Der Reise. Nacht der Untoten is even making an appearance in the Black Ops Cold War Zombies in some way, shape, or form.

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For some reason, however, Treyarch has yet to bring back many of the maps seen in Black Ops 2, with only Origins getting the remastered treatment in Black Ops 3’s Zombies Chronicles DLC. One fan, however, is hoping that the developer brings back one of BO2’s maps sooner rather than later.

For months, CoD Zombies YouTuber JohnyJ25 has been campaigning to bring back Die Rise, which was released as a part of Black Ops 2’s Revolution DLC pack. He creating a bot Twitter account and a website dedicated to the cause. Now, he’s taken his demanding up another notch put up an entire billboard in Santa Monica, CA asking for a remaster.

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The billboard, which apparently went up around Treyarch headquarters, asks the developer to bring back Die Rise.

The billboard, which is apparently located around Treyarch’s headquarters, says “Hey 3arc, remaster Die Rise!” and also lists all the people who donated to his GoFundMe, which he set up to help raise money for the sign.

This led to some pretty comical names popping up on the billboard itself like, like ‘Noname Yeet, ‘Licensed Contractor,’ among others, which were hilariously pointed out by eagle-eyed fans.

After his post began picking up steam on Twitter, the YouTuber clarified that he means “no ill will towards Treyarch,” and that he simply wants the map to be remastered for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War.

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It’s not surprising that he would pick that specific map to focus this campaign around: unlike almost every other Zombies experience in the history of the franchise, Die Rise takes place in a skyscraper and is based more on vertical gameplay rather than horizontal, offering a ton of floors to explore.

That being said, Die Rise more than likely won’t get the remastered treatment any time soon. With the developer focusing on its new timeline, it seems like the chance of getting the map back is lower than ever before.

That being said, stranger things have happened, so it’s still possible, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Black Ops Cold War officially launches on November 13 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.