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Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

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Today, the world of Red Dead Online deepens with the introduction of three new Frontier Pursuits, each presenting their own unique path filled with themed activities for players looking to thrive on the frontier. Choose to become a Bounty Hunter and hunt down dangerous criminals, partner with Cripps in an entrepreneurial venture to turn their camp into a bustling business as a Trader, unearth treasures both valuable and arcane as a Collector, focusing on one role at a time or all three at once.

In addition to Specialist Roles, today’s update also includes a wide range of new features and gameplay changes to enhance the overall experience:

  • New items, weapons, clothing, and horse-drawn vehicles
  • Directional damage indicators to display where your character is hit from
  • Additional horse breeds
  • The ability to change your character’s appearance without resetting progress
  • Expanded custom outfit slots 
  • The ability to name saved outfits
  • Role-specific Free Roam Events
  • Increased selling prices for looted Jewelry
  • Increased movement and animations speeds for more responsive combat (including aiming, cocking and reloading), faster looting and more
  • Additional game balancing and improvements 

Each role has a standard startup cost of 15 Gold Bars to acquire a Bounty Hunter License, Butcher Table or Collector’s Bag. However,  it’s also possible to unlock each startup item for free. Twitch Prime Members who linked their Twitch and Rockstar Games Social Club accounts by Sunday, September 8th would have received the Bounty Hunter License free of charge, while those who missed that deadline should see the License appear free within 72 hours of linking their accounts. Collectors who successfully hunted down all 54 hidden playing cards in GTA Online can claim the Collector’s Bag for free through October 14th, while all aspiring Traders with an active PlayStation Plus subscription will receive the Butcher’s Table for free through October 14th.

Players who venture into Red Dead Online anytime between September 10th and November 18th, 2019 will be automatically enrolled in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Club. This completely free membership provides new clothing and accessories, a special gun wrap, bonus cash, free care packages, an emote, a new graphic camp flag and more to all participants.

Those looking for even more perks and gear can opt for The Outlaw Pass which, for 35 Gold Bars, offers more rewards over time such as exclusive clothing, weapons stylings, campsite themes, bonus cash, Gold gifts up to 35 Gold Bars and much more.

In addition to the free Butcher’s Table to get started as a Trader, PlayStation 4 players will also receive the Trader Camp Theme and Weapons Locker both unlocked at Trader Role Rank 5 and free of charge from the Wilderness Outfitters store through October 14th. PlayStation 4 players will also enjoy early access to the American Foxhound Camp Dog, Shoot The Sky Emote, three new Ability Cards (Gunslinger’s Choice, Strength in Numbers and Ride Like The Wind) as well as three new clothing items (the Carrigan Hat, Burnham Boots, and Avery Gloves) through October 14th. On top of that, this month’s PlayStation Plus benefit is a free gift of RDO$250 for playing anytime between now and October 7th, 2019.

All Ultimate Edition players will see the RDO$ price waived for two new steeds that are unlocked in the Bounty Hunter’s progression: the sturdy Sorrel Breton and handsome Red Roan Breton. Play Red Dead Online each week for even more new activities such as Legendary Bounties to pick up from Bounty Boards – each with their own sordid stories – and weekly maps with special collectible sets for Madam Nazar, plus all-new bonuses, gifts, and incentives coming in the weeks ahead.

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World War 3 Launches in Open Beta Test in MENA and Turkey on September 29th

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The 4 Winds Entertainment (T4W) announced the launch of the open beta of their first major game World War 3 in MENA and Turkey. The open beta is a major milestone for the team involved, which first starts with a switch to a free-to-play model on Steam, but also the launch of the MENA servers, full localization in Turkish and Arabic including voiceovers, and a handful of local currencies supported.

World War 3 launches in Open Beta Test (OBT) starting September 29, with a head start for Closed Beta Test owners on September 26, together with a new content update, a reworked Smolensk map, and a transition to a free-to-play distribution model on Steam.

Developed by The Farm 51, World War 3 is a tactical online multiplayer FPS where the world is your battleground. Outgun the enemy in thrilling, team-based skirmishes with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles, gadgets, and drones at your disposal.

“As T4W, our approach to this game, and every upcoming project we have in development, is to use games as a cultural bridge between underserved regions and the rest of the world.” Said Steven Huot, CEO of The 4 Winds Entertainment. “We wanted to make sure local players experience the game to the same extent as any global one, with the inclusion of local servers, localized content.”

With World War 3, the studio has combined its signature tactical gameplay and playable realism and worked hand in hand with the team at The 4 Winds entertainment to create in-game customization options that resonate with the regional players including an initial batch inspired by modern Turkish and Arabic militaries.

The game is rated GCAM 18+, NMC 16+, PEGI 16, and ESRB T for Teen.

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Sker Ritual Roadmap: Release Date and Content Updates

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Calling all inhabitants of Sker Island! The gates to the Sker Ritual Early Access are open for all who dare enter on October 13th. We’re proud to reveal our roadmap for Steam’s Early Access! By the end of this announcement, you’ll know what to expect on launch followed by every ‘Episode’ update until the 1.0 launch on PC & Console in Q2 2023. For more information, check out the Steam dev blogs, the official game page, the complete press kit and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for up-to-date news.

Episode One; the very first map ‘Cursed Lands of Lavernock’ is near completion. The map will feature all objectives, trials and a boss fight with the only major feature missing being some of our top secret Easter Eggs. Sker Pass; a completely free cosmetic reward system with absolutely no premium pass option, just like they used to make ’em. The Sker Pass will launch with 50 free items (including masks, animated menu backgrounds, player icons, menu music, weapon charms and more) and each Episode update will offer 25 new items to unlock.

Discounted Full Game; we asked our community [including Discord members] how much they would pay for the game after having played the Alpha demo and the results were more than we were expecting. As we would like to encourage more people to play the game we decided that for Early Access, Sker Ritual will launch with a base price of $14.99 / £11.39 / €12,49 (early adopters keep an eye out in October) which will be raised for the 1.0 launch.

Additional DLC; optional bundles of themed cosmetic items will be available to purchase on the Steam store for $3.99 / £2.89 / €3.29. These are purely cosmetic to show off in-game. Languages; the initial launch will feature English only however, we are already working on the localisation for several other languages which we will implement as soon as possible.

Each Episode will be a new map update with the added bonus of some Sker story (with some voice acting) that follows on from the events of Maid of Sker. There’s been some confusion in the community about whether the game will feature a separate Story Mode and to answer that, it will not. Sker Ritual is a round-based co-op FPS and is not a replacement for a [hypothetical] Maid of Sker 2. Each Episode will add tons of new content including new maps, Elites, Bosses, objectives, trials, easter eggs and weapons. Plus you’ll get major gameplay updates on the Miracles system, an in-game communication system and so much more. Our update schedule is as follows: October: The Cursed Lands of Lavernock December: The Ashes of Sker Hotel February: Sewers of the Dead April: Deadly Lover’s Fortress.

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CORSAIR Launches HS55 WIRELESS CORE Gaming Headset

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CORSAIR has today launched a compelling new addition to its gaming headset lineup: the HS55 WIRELESS CORE. This stylish headset boasts two ways to connect to your audio via low-latency 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. Thanks to its lightweight construction along with plush memory foam ear pads, the HS55 WIRELESS CORE delivers essential all-day comfort and great wireless sound.

The HS55 WIRELESS CORE offers superb versatility to connect to a plethora of devices, including PC, Mac, or PS5 with low-latency 2.4GHz wireless and a strong, unwavering wireless signal with up to 50ft of range. In addition, Bluetooth enables you to listen on tablets, mobile devices, and more with ease. Thanks to 24-hour battery life, you can enjoy all your game audio, music, and media untethered from cords, and fast charging allows 6 hours of playback with just 15 minutes of charging.

The lightweight HS55 WIRELESS CORE is perfect for all-day, all-night audio. Leatherette memory foam ear pads surround you in plush comfort, and an adjustable headband lies easy on your head for hours of cushioned listening. On-ear audio controls place volume, mute, sidetone, and EQ preset adjustments at your fingertips, so you can fine-tune your headset without interrupting your game.

The HS55 WIRELESS CORE delivers the crucial incoming and outgoing audio performance gamers need to communicate effectively. A pair of high-quality, custom-tuned 50mm neodymium audio drivers create excellent sound with the range to hear everything on the battlefield, including support for Tempest 3D Audio on PS5. Confidently direct your team with an omnidirectional microphone that captures your voice loud and clear, or flip the mic up to mute yourself instantly.

With versatile connection options, a remarkably comfortable lightweight design, and high-quality audio, the HS55 WIRELESS CORE presses play on all-day wireless sound. The CORSAIR HS55 WIRELESS CORE gaming headset is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

The CORSAIR HS55 WIRELESS CORE gaming headset is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

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