Weekly Recap #388 December 6th – Destiny 2’s Season of the Dawn, Blade & Soul Will of Iron, & More!
It looks like Browser MMOs are trying to make a comeback, Destiny 2 announces a new season of content, why not dual axes in Blade & Soul and lets hope I don’t die from this cold.
Whats good everyone! JamesBl0nde here with your weekly recap for gaming news and announcements for the week of December 6 2019. We missed you last week and this week is short and sweet and if you haven’t noticed already I’m a bit under the weather so turn up the volume and pardon the sick jamesbl0nde voice, let’s get right to it.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a game like this announced… Gameforge has announced the launch of its browser-friendly strategy MMO Ultimate Pirates, complete with a cheesy trailer that you see playing here. It’s a strategy MMO where you play the role of a pirate, expanding your naval empire and joining up with others in alliances to take down creatures. It also features real time PVP which is a little unusual for a strategy game that plays in your browser. Check out more in the description below.
The next season of content is about to begin in Destiny 2! The Season of Dawn begins on December 10 and runs through March 9. All Destiny 2 players will be able to get free Seasonal Rank rewards, including the new Seasonal Armor set Righteous, the new Scout Rifle Symmetry, and participate in a new storyline to assist Osiris in restoring the timeline. There’s also a brand new six-player activity called the Sundial, but you’ll have to own a Season Pass for that. Maybe not too late to add that to your Christmas list if you’re a free player?
It’s been a crazy holiday season over at Riot it seems. Last week they announced Aphelios, a brand new champion with a very ‘unique’ kit that involves five different weapons, each with its own different attack, plus an off hand. Weapons are cycled through based on ammo so there’s no picking and choosing, and Aphelios only has three abilities (his Q, W, and R). It’s… a lot to take in, but at least this trailer’s cool!
Remember that WWE crossover with Brawlhalla a month ago? Well Brawlhalla’s at it again with another crossover, this time with the animated cartoon series Steven Universe! The new “Epic Crossover” has begun and makes Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Stevonnie playable characters. The event also includes a Bubble Tag game mode, which is a 3v3 match that involves bubbling your enemies (and breaking out your allies) to win.
Next up, Blade & Soul is about to launch its next major update, Will of Iron. This new update introduces a new sidestory that rewards a special Silversteel Costume. There’s also a brand new six player dungeon called Hangar Zero, where Kolossos Prime awaits. Destroyers will also get their third specialization, featuring alchemy based abilities and more importantly, double axes! Will of Iron hits the servers on December 11.
Feeling like a superhero? I feel like allergy man right now. DC Universe Online has launched its latest free update, Episode 36: Metal Part II. This update delivers the conclusion of a long running storyline involving the Dark Multiverse, including single-player and multi-player content set on a new open-world map. There’s new rewards to collect, and for a limited time, you can also play these quests without worrying about your level.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Fractured is holding an open alpha test weekend, starting today and running into Monday and anyone who’s registered can play during this stress test. Players can test out features including character creation, the knowledge system, visit new areas, and more. Details are down in the description below.
Also in beta testing this weekend is KartRider: Drift! That’s right, Nexon is bringing back the classic kart racing MMO and is running a special closed beta until Sunday at 5pm Pacific. KartRider’s closed beta will feature character and kart customization, plus three race types: Speed Mode, Item Mode, and Time Attack Mode. This time KartRider is cross-platform and even Xbox One gets in on the beta this weekend, so check it out!
Deals of the Week: 4:02
And finally, it’s time for our Deals of the Week! To kick us off there are four games up to play for free this weekend on Steam: the historical strategy game Imperator: Rome, the car-racing MMO The Crew 2, the multiplayer survival game Miscreated, and finally Goat of Duty… yep, I said Goat of Duty, which is apparently a goat-based FPS! Free on the Epic Store this week is the highly rated exploration RPG Jotun. Finally since this is a new month there’s a whole bunch of new stuff on Twitch Prime! This month’s free games are Hue, Hover, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove! and Ski Lifts Go Wrong. Other new loot on Twitch Prime this week includes a mystery skin for League of Legends, the Divine Cosmetic Bundle for Path of Exile, the Cold Crush Weapon Skin for Dauntless, and the Ember Warframe for Warframe! There’s a lot to check out so make sure you hit up the description for the full list.
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