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How to watch Sony’s PS5 Showcase event: Start time, stream, more

Published: 16/Sep/2020 20:37 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 20:39

by Daniel Cleary

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Sony has announced yet another Showcase event for its upcoming next-gen console, the Playstation 5. So, here’s everything you’ll need to watch the PS5 event live.

After Microsoft confirmed and announced the release date and price for their new Xbox Series on September 8, it is now Sony’s turn to reveal another look at their next-gen console.

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Only a few days after Xbox’s reveal, it was announced that Playstation would be hosting a full Showcase event to share more information about the PS5 and give more insight into the games fans can expect to see.

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The next PS5 Showcase is fast approaching.

When does the PS5 Showcase event start?

Sony’s official Showcase event for the Playstation 5 is currently scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, September 16 at the following worldwide times.

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  • 1PM PT
  • 3PM CT
  • 4PM ET
  • 9PM BST (UK)
  • 10PM CEST (EU)
  • 6AM AEST (September 17)

How to watch the PS5 Showcase event

The Ps5 Showcase event is expected to run for “around 40 minutes” in total and it will be livestreamed across multiple platforms.

Viewers will be able to tune into the broadcast live, on September 16, through either of Playstation’s official YouTube and Twitch channels, which we have embedded down below for your convenience.

Official PS5 Showcase Twitch stream

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Official PS5 Showcase YouTube stream

What to expect from the PS5 Showcase stream

For the September 16 PS5 Showcase, fans can expect to see a focus on many of the games that are scheduled to be released on the next-gen console.

“Before PlayStation 5 launches this holiday, we wanted to give you one more look at some of the great games coming to PS5 at launch (and beyond!),” Sony announced in their September 12 post.

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The PS5 Showcase on September 16 will focus on many of the upcoming titles.

While the exact games on display have not yet been confirmed, upcoming games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are expected to feature in this showcase with titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and more.

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Many fans are still curious about how the Playstation 5 will be priced, however, it is unclear if Sony will share any information on the console’s costs but, with games being the primary focus of the September 16 stream, it is quite unlikely to be the case.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Mobile adds Blackout map Alcatraz to battle royale mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 6:06 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 6:37

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty Mobile’s Anniversary update is in full effect to celebrate the launch of Season 11 and a few big surprises are on the way, including a limited time second map for the battle royale mode.

It’s the one year anniversary of CoD Mobile and the developers are celebrating in a big way. The full Season 11 patch notes outlined a bunch of new content on the horizon. From new rewards and weapons to a full Battle Pass and plenty more, there’s a ton to play for amidst the festivities.

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However, there’s also plenty more excitement set to carry the hype through the entire season. Chief among the additions is a special, limited-time map coming just for the battle royale playlist. If you’re a long-time Call of Duty player, you’ll know the location all too well.

Blackout’s Alcatraz map will be available to play alongside the standard Isolated battle royale map you know already. 

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Blackout map
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Blackout’s Alcatraz map is making a return for a limited time in CoD Mobile.

“For our Anniversary Season we’re adding a limited time second map with Alcatraz,” the developers revealed on October 14. This location hasn’t been seen in Call of Duty since Black Ops 4’s take on the battle royale genre with Blackout.

If you weren’t around for its original run, Blackout is a considerably smaller map than what you might be used to in CoD Mobile. “Keep your head on a swivel and take advantage of the map’s verticality,” they advised. “Get up high and rain destruction on your enemies below.”

Similar to Warzone for PC and console players, plenty of vehicles were scattered around the original Blackout map. Expect to see some of those make a return, though every other gameplay element will play exactly the same as you’re used to.

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It’s worth noting, however, that this map won’t be a permanent addition to the mobile experience. Alcatraz is included for the Anniversary celebration before it disappears again. Though given how much effort would have been required to port the map to CoD Mobile, it’s likely not the last time we see it.

CoD Mobile Alcatraz
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Keep on high alert at all times as Alcatraz is a much smaller battle royale map than Isolation.

Expect to see plenty of surprises in the battle royale playlist throughout the next month. From new weapons to mods and a ton of balance updates, it’s easily one of the biggest patches to date.

Get caught up to speed before dropping in with a full rundown on the Season 11 patch notes here.

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