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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s campaign will be “5-7 hours” long

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Star Wars Battlefront II’s campaign length has been revealed. An interview with Motive’s studio producer says the game aims to offer a very focused Star Wars experience. Here’s our Star Wars Battlefront 2 heroes guide. In an interview with Press-Start, David Robillard says the campaign will run for between five and seven hours. Robillard says “we thought that around 5-7, maybe 8 hours is probably a good amount of time…we …

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Splatoon 2’s Halloween Splatfest Begins Tonight On Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2’s next Splatfest competition is scheduled to begin very soon. This month’s event kicks off in North America tonight, October 13, at 9 PM PT/12 AM ET and concludes at the same time tomorrow, October 14. For the first time since Splatoon 2 launched this past summer, North America’s Splatfest features a different theme than Europe’s. While European players battled over the proper way to hang a toilet roll, players in North America will …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s beta is two different games that never meet

Star Wars Battlefront II’s open beta let us sample a selection of the forthcoming shooter’s multiplayer modes. Its main attraction is the largest game type, Galactic Assault, on Star Wars: Episode I’s Naboo. In it, you either defend the palace as a clone trooper or ‘roger, roger’ your way to the throne room as a separatist droid.  Related: the best space games on PC. ‘Galactic Assault’ is a name that suggests a grand battle, evoking …

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Bungie made Destiny 2’s shaders and mods controversies worse than they needed to be

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Two of Destiny 2’s biggest controversies to date have been the changes to its shader system, and the gameplay-affecting mods in its loot boxes. Both inspired a huge backlash when they were first discovered, but how much of this was due to the manner of this discovery, rather than its substance? With less than a fortnight until the game’s PC launch, we thought you might like to know if these …

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Check out Psychonauts 2’s first playable level

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Psychonauts 2, the sequel to the beloved platformer about a psychic agent-in-training, has just hit a major production milestone: first playable. By this, developers Double Fine mean that a section of the game is playable with first draft versions of audiovisual assets and gameplay systems substantially in place. Fuel your hype train with this list of exciting upcoming PC games. We’ve seen early gameplay in art tests about a year …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Beta Starts Soon On PS4/Xbox One/PC, Here’s What It Includes

Star Wars Battlefront II’s beta kicks off on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in only a few days, on October 6 (or October 4, if you pre-ordered the title before the month began). Ahead of its launch, EA has revealed all the modes and maps that players will be able to sample. The Star Wars Battlefront II beta will consist of four modes, including Galactic Assault and Starfighter Assault. The former pits two teams …

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The original Battlefront 2’s multiplayer has been officially restored

EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront series, lavish and gorgeous as it is, still stands in the shadow of the original games bearing the name. That’s partly nostalgia talking, but it’s also true that original-style Battlefront is quite good. Now, multiplayer features for Battlefront II are back in business. Enjoy the best multiplayer games on PC. The restored multiplayer apparently comes from a partnership between Disney and GOG. Not only is multiplayer live again, but it’s live …

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Destiny 2’s best bits are swallowed by the yawning void of the grind

We all know someone who almost exclusively plays FIFA or Call of Duty, right? Sitting there, year after year, buying each iteration for its tiny improvements, just to sink hundreds more hours into the same, familiar loop, like a hamster spinning in a wheel. To be fair to those people, it’s often not just a game to them – that’s where their friends are. Sometimes I use games as an escape from real people, to …

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Divinity: Original Sin 2’s breaks CRPG records on Steam, with over 75,000 concurrent players

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube It seems that records are being broken all over the world of PC gaming as of late, and no industry analyst could have predicted who’d be breaking them. Today’s trailblazers are Larian Studios – the independent and crowdfunded Belgian crew – who have every reason to celebrate this weekend as Divinity: Original Sin 2 saw one of the strongest launches of any classic RPG on Steam. It’s a golden age …

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Destiny 2’s Known Launch Issues On PS4 And Xbox One Outlined, Include PS4 Pro Crashes

Destiny 2’s launch has largely been very smooth, some short waits in server queues aside. But there are a number of other, mostly minor issues that have already been discovered. Bungie has provided a list of those that it’s aware of, and in some cases, it has tips to help resolve or avoid them. Perhaps most notable is one concerning the Nightfall Strike. This high-end activity is available now, and if you’re powerful enough to …

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Destiny 2’s shaders are one-use and can drop from loot boxes – the community aren’t happy

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Update September 7, 2017: After the scandal of gameplay-affecting items being available for real money, the new shader economy adds another wrinkle to Destiny 2’s microtransactions model. In a change from the original game, Destiny 2’s shaders are one-use, and no longer apply to all your armour pieces at once.  Like flashy stuff? Here is every Exotic weapon in Destiny 2. In the original Destiny, once you unlocked a shader, …

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What “unfiltered creative expression” means for Wolfenstein 2’s depiction of Nazism

Nazis have been a staple antagonist in videogames for as long as avatars have held guns. These enemies are usually just fodder, existing purely to be shot… If only we could talk to the Nazis, eh? Eh? [Look, I wasn’t even on the magazine at the time. Stop these swipes now, Kirk – dep ed] Well, Wolfenstein: The New Order just about adopted this centrist fantasy, letting us eavesdrop on German soldiers as we scout out …

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Here’s when you can visit Destiny 2’s Farm in the PC beta

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The Destiny 2 PC beta is now open and free to all. We get a new Crucible map and an updated build compared to the console beta, but otherwise, the content is basically identical – apart from one particular. Enjoying the PC beta? Check out our Destiny 2 Legendary weapons guide for our impressions of the best guns so far. That would be Destiny 2’s social space, The Farm. Console …

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Destiny 2’s raid is called Leviathan, and might involve being eaten by a giant space fish

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The PlayStation Network trophy list for Destiny 2 has leaked online. It’s mostly pretty standard stuff – if surprisingly short – but two are notable, one of which appears to give away the name of the raid. For everything else we know about the raid so far, check out our Destiny 2 raid guide. According to trophy finders Exophase, the ‘Belly of the Beast’ trophy is awarded for completing the …

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WWII And Destiny 2’s Lack Of Xbox One X Enhancements Addressed By Microsoft

(Photo: Microsoft/Activision) Since announcing the beefy new Xbox One X, Microsoft has been boasting about the long list of games that will be specially enhanced for the system. No doubt, the 100-games-strong list of Xbox One X enhanced games is impressive, but it’s missing two pretty major names – Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2. Now, here’s where the conspiracy theories come in – are Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 not on …

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