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What we know about Arkane Studio’s Deathloop – release date & details

Published: 18/Aug/2020 15:28 Updated: 18/Aug/2020 15:30

by Brent Koepp

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Arkane Studios’ Deathloop was revealed at Sony’s PlayStation 5 event in June. The Groundhog Day-like FPS has players taking out assassins in stylish fashion. Here everything we know about the developer’s follow up to Dishonored.

Deathloop was initially unveiled at E3 2019, but on June 11 fans got their first proper look at the FPS at Sony’s ‘Future of Gaming’ event. The new title was a standout announcement at the conference, as its stylish trailer showed off its stunning visuals and epic gameplay

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The cinematic shooter is Arkane Studios’ first release since Dishonored 2 in 2016, and will be a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5 before eventually coming to other platforms in the future. Here is what you need to know about the wildly anticipated shooter.

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Arkane’s stylish FPS is coming to the PS5.

Deathloop revealed at PlayStation 5 event

While teased back in 2019, Deathloop had its official media blowout at Sony’s PS5 event as a timed exclusive. The FPS has players controlling a character trapped in a time loop where death results in the protagonist coming back to life.

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The reveal was accompanied by a jaw-dropping trailer which oozes with a Grindhouse-like cinematic aesthetic that could easily be mistaken for a Quentin Tarantino movie. Fans of Dishonored are in luck as it looks like an evolution of the franchise’s addicting gameplay.

What is the game about?

In a summary posted on Bethesda’s website, the post describes the story as being one of survival. Players will control a character named Colt, who finds himself on Blackreef island. The mysterious location and all of is inhabitants are surrounded by a time loop.

According to the publisher, the character has to kill eight other assassins before midnight or else the loop starts over each day. The protagonist will be squaring off with Julianna Blake, a deadly assassin that doesn’t want the time anomaly to end and will do anything to stop you.

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Not much more is known about the plot outside of the trailer’s narration and the summary. However, it appears the main character will be hunted down relentlessly throughout by the island’s citizens.  The title also relies on players dying and learning new bits each time they come back to life.

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In Deathloop, players are hunted down by other assassins.

Features

According to Bethesda, Deathloop will run at 4k/60 FPS at launch. The title also has a PVP mode where players can control rival Julianna, and raid another player’s game. If the option is disabled, Julianna will hunt you down but as an NPC. Both Colt and Julianna have “access to a powerful range of customizable weapons and abilities, and you can outfit them to suit your preferred playstyle.” And each character has different abilities, such as Colt who can hack and come back from death, and the female assassin “can take on the appearance of any NPC.”

In the trailer, we get a glimpse of Colt’s powers as he uses telekinesis to throw his enemies across the room. Similar to Dishonored 2, you will have to juggle between weapons and special powers to find the best combo to devastate your foes. Arkane Studios promises that the AAA title will offer both stealth gameplay, as well as over-the-top gun action.

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The developer reiterated that each loop will reveal new hints and information. While it is is an action-packed FPS, its story has puzzle elements of trying to piece together everything, and dying each time will be a part of that process. The main protagonist will be the hunted, as well as the hunter.

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Players will have an arsenal of powers to hit back at their enemies.

Release date

While the title was originally set to release this holiday on both PS5 and PC, Bethesda and Arkane Studios have announced that Deathloop will now launch sometime in Q2 2021. In a statement released on Twitter, the developer said that working from home has caused development to take a bit longer than previously expected.

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While this is surely disappointing news for fans, it shouldn’t be all that surprising. Working on a game from home is certainly not easy and, if the overall quality was suffering because of it, it probably should get delayed.

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How to claim free Genshin Impact Primogems: Promo codes

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:34

by James Busby

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Genshin Impact is home to loads of colorful characters, but you’ll need to spend a lot of Primogems if you wish to increase your chances of obtaining the game’s elusive five-star units. Fortunately, there is an easy way to grab a lot of Primogems without breaking the bank. 

MiHoYo’s free-to-play title, Genshin Impact allows players to explore every inch of its vast open-world completely free of charge. In fact, you can get through the entirety of the game’s current content without spending a penny. However, if you wish to increase your roster of characters and gain access to some incredibly powerful weapons, then you’ll need to score yourself a lot of Primogems. 

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These twinkling gems are used to purchase the game’s Acquaint Fates and Intertwined Fates, which are then used to Perform Wishes (Gacha). Primogems are also used to refill the game’s energy/stamina system (Original Resin), making them vital to both acquiring new characters and farming the game’s deadly dungeons. While you’ll naturally get this in-game currency as you progress through the game, there is an even easier way to add more Primogems to your account. 

How to redeem Genshin Impact promo codes

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Claiming your free Primogems only take a couple of minutes.

One way to add Primogems to your Genshin Impact account is to redeem promo codes. These codes not only net you a decent number of Primogems, they also give you access to a number of useful items that will make your adventure through the world of Teyvat much smoother. 

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In order to claim these codes, you’ll first need to level your account up to Adventure Rank 10. You can do this fairly quickly by doing main/side quests, exploring the map, opening chests, and doing your daily commissions. Once you’ve reached Adventure Rank 10, simply head on over to the official Genshin Impact website

Before you enter the region-specific codes below, make sure you’ve done the following:

  1. Reached Adventure Rank 10
  2. Signed into the official Genshin Impact Website
  3. Selected the server you play on
  4. Entered your character nickname (in-game name) 

As soon as you’ve done the above, you should be able to enter the following code:

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EU

  • GENSHIN1006U

NA

  • GENSHIN1006A

SEA

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  • GENSHIN1006S

Once the code has been activated, head back over to your game. If done correctly, you should receive an in-game notification. Simply click on the mail icon from the pause menu to claim your rewards. The above codes will reward your account with 30 Primogems and 5x Adventure EXP that you can use to level up any characters. Not bad for a few minutes of work!


We’ll be updating this post whenever miHoYo’s adds any new promo codes to the game, so make sure you come back here for further Genshin Impact news and content updates.

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