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The Division 2: Ubisoft breaks down changes to The Dark Zone

Published: 22/Jan/2019 23:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 23:45

by Bill Cooney

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The Dark Zone was an area in The Division that fully enabled PvP action which made it one of most unique sections of the game, but now the Dark Zone is getting some significant changes in The Division 2.

While the gameplay in The Division 2’s Dark Zone will remain relatively untouched from the first game, developer Ubisoft has some changes in store to make the area more rewarding for players.

Ubisoft discussed the changes in a blog post on January 22 and explained how the Dark Zone would now be broken up into three distinct parts.

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Players who enter the Dark Zone in The Division 2 will have three different areas to choose from that are all focused on different playstyles and skill builds. The different areas are:

Dark Zone East — The largest of all three Dark Zones, players utilize long sightlines in over-grown governmental parks.

Dark Zone South — The smallest of the Dark Zones, emphasis is placed on close-quarters combat. Sightlines are easily broken with large interiors and choke points.

Dark Zone West — Split into two parts by a large canal, Georgetown is characterized by medium-range engagements and features European style architecture.

Going Rogue has also been changed for the Division 2. Unlike the first game, there will be three different levels of Rouge a player can get to.

Rogue – Players can attack other players to gain XP, currency, and steal their loot, but any other player can try to take them out.

Disavowed Rogue – Happens after a player kills another while Rogue. Players who are Disavowed will have a red icon that makes them more visible on the map to other players.

Manhunt Rogue – After a player kills multiple other Agents while Disavowed, all players are alerted to their presence, and a large bounty will be placed on the player’s head, making them a prime target.

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Players who first visit to the Dark Zone in the upcoming shooter will be met with an entirely PvE experience that will allow them to get a lay of the land, while also learning how the area went “dark” in the first place.

Organized PvP will also be offered in The Division 2’s Dark Zone, with three custom maps and a Skirmish and Team Deathmatch mode at launch.

The Division 2 is schedule to release March 2019, and a Private Beta is set to begin on February 7.

Cars

Forza Horizon 4 player turns Ferrari 599 Evo into a plane with crazy mod

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Forza Horizon 4 is all about pushing the envelope and watching it bend, but one player kicked it to a whole new level when they took the skies in a heavily-tuned Ferrari 599 Evo and made it seem like a plane.

Forza Horizon 4 is the pinnacle when it comes to racing games. It’s visually stunning, the gameplay is smooth, and it has an enormous catalog of cars, vehicles, and racetracks. The list goes on and on.

However, what makes it truly remarkable is the sheer level of customization. Players can change everything from air-filters, clutch, engines, and manifolds to suspension and tires. It’s an excellent system with a lot of depth.

Naturally, this means there is a lot of room for creativity, and no two vehicles will be the same. Players love to create and share their cars with the broader Forza Horizon 4 community.  They also love to share videos of insane stunt jumps and other incredible feats too.

One player decided to take it a step further and mix the two after posting an incredible video of them going airborne in a heavily-tuned Ferrari 599 Evo. “First test jump with new tune went well…” they said.

First test jump with new tune went well.. from ForzaHorizon

Sure, it might not be realistic. But there’s something poetic about seeing a souped-up Ferrari Evo spread its wings and fly like an eagle.

Plus, it’s even better when it happens in a dewy morning sky with snowy mountain ranges in the background. 

Sadly, the car went way too high for the game to recognize it as a legitimate stunt challenge. In other words, it didn’t break any records, and the player wasn’t rewarded for their efforts.

Forza Horizon 4 Stunt Jump Plane
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The Ferrari 599 Evo is one of the fastest cars in the game.

Still, it blew the minds of everyone else in the thread and generated a bit of hype. That’s what truly matters in the end, right?

Unfortunately, the original poster remained tight-lipped on the specific details of the tune, even though people were desperate to know.

Thankfully, one user pointed others in the direction of what it might have been. “Just get the 599xx Evo and go to the tunes menu and look for the highest rated one that has top speed or something in the name,” they said.

Forza Horizon 4 Tune Plane

It’s impossible to know whether that’s the same tune as the one used in the video.

However, it does seem like the Ferrari Evo is quite a beast, so it might still be enough for others to follow in the footsteps of the original poster and take to the skies.