Technical Issues Restrict Biomutant to 1080p, 60 FPS on PS5


THQ Nordic released gameplay footage of Biomutant running on PS5 today, and the news isn't good for folks who were hoping to play Biomutant on PS5 in 4K. The footage starts with a disclaimer, which is always a good sign: "The footage you are about to see has been captured on a retail PS5. With this build, the option for native 4K on PlayStation has been deactivated due to stability- and performance-related reasons. What you see here is 1080p @60fps upscaled to 4K @60fps. It will remain deactivated for the release version, too. It will not be a native current gen experience. More information on that will follow soon, though."

The news is disappointing, but it does makes sense. Biomutant is not a native PS5 game; it's a PS4 title running through backwards compatibility. Folks had hoped – and perhaps expected – that the game would see improvements to take advantage of the PS5's  superior hardware as games like Days Gone and God of War did. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be possible.

What's worse for PS5 players is that the Xbox Series X will run at native 4K at 60 frames-per-second. It should be noted that this doesn't mean that the game will never support 4K and 60 FPS on PS5. The game could always get a patch that adds 4K support in the future. We'll just have to wait and see. Either way, you have to respect THQ Nordic's honesty.

You can watch gameplay of Biomutant on PS5 below:

Aksys Announces Blazing Strike, New Fighting Game Inspired by Arcade Classics

If you were lucky enough to play games in the heydey of the arcade, you're familiar with fighting games that had pixel art and 2D sprites. That age is long gone, but a lot of those games have found second life in re-releases and remasters. It's been a long time since we got a new fighter in that classic style, however.

That's all about to change thanks to publisher Aksys Game and developer RareBreed Makes Games, who announced Blazing Strike, a 2D fighter in the classic style set to release next year. The game is set to mix classic elements and new gameplay mechanics.

"I was always fond of classic fighting games and I wanted to make a fun fighting game with an emphasis on mobility," said Rarebreed founder Mark Chung. "Our goal is to create an homage to the classic pixel art-based 2D fighters, but with updated game mechanics that not only will bring nostalgia to 90's arcade kids but will offer something new and entertaining to all gamers, regardless of whether they have played fighting games before."

"Blazing Strike features a 4-button system with six normal attacks: light, medium and heavy punches and kicks, as well as three defense moves: block, guard and parry," according to a press release. "A Rush Trigger enables fighters to execute fast-paced attacks and movements, but using it will slowly drain the Rush Meter, sending the character into a temporary groggy state. This allows players to execute exciting combos while having to manage the Rush Meter. The game will include three play modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode and VS Mode, with training, sparring and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO."

The game looks good and the description sounds interesting, especially since it will be using rollback netcode thanks to GGPO integration. Blazing Strike will release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in spring 2022.

Moon Samurai, Gorgeous 2D Action Platformer, Announced for PC, Switch, and Mac

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Russian developer Nunchaku Games has announced Moon Samurai, a gorgeous 2D pixel action adventure platformer set in a cyberpunk world. The game will release on PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch. While Nunchaku Games currently has no plans to release the game on Xbox or PlayStation platforms, the developers is "considering it."  No release date has been announced.

According to Nunchaku Games, "you will play as a young futuristic samurai named Buddy. Fight your way through a dangerous science-fiction world, unravel its mysteries, and escape all the traps. Tornadic scuffles against a broad range of enemies will go hand-in-hand with exciting parkour-style jumping over rooftops, balconies, and ladders."

Nunchaku lists Prince of Persia, Double Dragon, Comix Zone, Oni, Battletoads, and Karateka as among the game's influences. The game also "draws its inspiration from old-school martial arts movies and cyberpunk culture." Nunchacku Games promises Moon Samurai will have more than 50 different locations across 8 levels, several weapons, epic boss fights and a deep combat system.

You can watch a teaser trailer for the game below:

Overwatch 2 Will Move to 5v5 Matches Featuring Only One Tank

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We already know that Overwatch 2 is going to change quite a bit about Overwatch, but it looks like it's going to change even more about the series than we thought. In a livestream today, game director Aaron Keller revealed that the new game would be a 5v5 game. The original Overwatch was a 6v6 title.

"There are a lot of reasons we wanted to make this change," Keller said. "If you think about it, there's a lot going on in an Overwatch match. And we have always tried to make our combat easy to read and understandable. But even with all the work we've done, sometimes it's just too hard to read what 11 other players are doing on the battlefield. Removing two of them simplifies everything."

While Overwatch initially launched with an open queue that allowed players to build teams however they wanted, Blizzard introduced a role queue for the game in 2019. The change required players to choose a specific role – either tank, DPS, or healer – and stick with it. In the 6v6 setup, there were two tanks, two DPS, and two healers on each time.

In Overwatch 2, however, there will only be one tank per team, and two fewer players per game. "Tanks can be a problem," Keller said, explaining the change. The development team believes that the current setup makes the game slower and harder to understand, something the team is hoping to change in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch series director Jeff Kaplan left Blizzard last month after 19 years with the company. The game is still in development, and today's livestream is one of first time the game has been shown since its announcement in 2019.

You can watch the livestream below:

NBA 2K21 is the Latest Free Game on the Epic Games Store

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Generally, Epic Games reveals the next free game on the Epic Games Store a week before they release. They broke from that trend last week, announcing only that we'd be getting a mystery game this week. Well, the mystery is over. This week's free game is NBA 2K21. 2K's basketball title will be available for free until May 27th.

NBA 2K21 will be replacing Mi'pu'mi Games' The Lion's Song, which was free on the service until May 20th. The Lion's Song is "a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration."

2K also said PC players can "now also experience cross play for NBA 2K21 on Epic and Steam platforms" in a separate announcement. Interestingly, next week's game is also a mystery title. Mystery titles on Epic Games Store generally mean the free game is a high profile release, so keep an eye on it once NBA 2K21's free window expires on May 27th. If you're looking to buy something on EGS, their Mega Sale is also going on right now. Players can also claim a coupon that will take $10 off any title that is $15 or more, even if that title is already discounted.

New Epic Games Promotion Sale Knocks $10 off Everything Over $15

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A new promotion at the Epic Games Store takes $10 off everything priced at $15 or more. The discount varies slightly based on where you live – in the UK you'll get £10 off any title priced £13.99 or above, while folks in Europe will get €10 off anything €14.99 or above, for instance.

The promotion coincides with the launch of the Mega Sale, which offers discounts of up to 75% on various games at the Epic Games store. The $10 off promotion is valid on any game already on sale, provided said game still clears the qualifying amount after the discount. There are some limitations, however. The promotion is only valid for full games, so it won't work on DLC, season passes, in-game purchases, or when buying in-game currency.

Players can claim their coupon by claiming it once they sign into the Epic Games Store. Each time someone makes a purchase using an Epic Coupon, they'll get another one for free. That's good, because there's no shortage of excellent games on sale.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart – Accessibility Options Include Difficulty Levels, Screen Effects and More

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Insomniac Games has already promised a range of accessibility options for Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and in a new post, it's outlined what fans can expect. There are four main difficulty levels – Rookie Recruit, Rebel Agent, Resistance Leader and Renegade Legend (which is the highest). You can also choose to disable all tutorials if you wish.

In terms of screen effects, Motion Blur can either be reduced while Depth of Field can be turned off. Chromatic Aberration can also be toggled on or off along with Fullscreen Effects like heat shimmer, gas effects, lens flare and more. If screen shake is too much during gameplay, it can also be disabled.

Along with Brightness, Contrast (which has different shader and high contrast options) and HDR, players can also enable a High Contrast Background for better visual clarity. You can also apply a Hero Shader, which is a single-color shader, for Ratchet or Rivet to improve their visibility. Single-color shaders can also be applied to interactables, hazards, collectibles and enemies.

There's a lot more to go through like shortcut options, HUD colors, controller remapping, simplified traversal (for mapping all traversal options to one button) and more. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart releases on June 11th for PS5. For new footage of the various planets and exploration, head here.

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Prince's Edition Launches for Nintendo Switch on September 17

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When Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched for the Switch a couple years ago, most series fans knew that it was only a matter of time before its sequel came to Nintendo's hybrid as well. The same was leaked thanks to a recent ESRB rating, and now, we have an official confirmation as well.

Publishing Bandai Namco has announced with a new trailer that Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Prince's Edition will launch for the Nintendo Switch on September 17. In addition to the base game itself, it will also include both of the game's expansions, The Lair of the Lost Lord and The Tale of a Timeless Tome.

Currently, Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is available for PS4 and PC. You can read our review of the game through here. Level-5 confirmed in 2019 that the series' next instalment was in development, but there have been no updates on that since then.

Microsoft Won't Interfere With Bethesda's Publishing Services – Xbox Game Studios Boss


Acquisitions and mergers are not exactly uncommon in the games industry (or any industry, for that matter), but very few deals in the industry have been of the same scale and scope as Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda. As one of the biggest third party publishers around and the owner of some of gaming's biggest and most popular franchises, the addition of Bethesda to Microsoft's first party portfolio is a massive deal- but, of course, there are questions about how exactly Microsoft is going to handle Bethesda going forward. Will they be allowed to retain their autonomy and creative independence, or are they going to be integrated into Microsoft's business more heavily?

According to Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty, it's going to be a case of the former. In an interview with Le Figaro (via Reddit), Booty said that Microsoft is not going to interfere with Bethesda's publishing wing, which includes everything from publishing and marketing to sales and communication, and more. At the same time, Bethesda's studios are also going to be able to retain their creative freedom and independence, much like the approach that Microsoft is taking for all the studios it is acquiring.

Booty also re-iterated that Bethesda, much like all Microsoft studios, is going to focus on delivering content for Xbox Game Pass. At the same time, Booty says Microsoft doesn't want its studios to create their games specifically based on what sort of an experience would work best for the subscription service.

In the same interview, Booty also confirmed that Microsoft and Bethesda will have a joint press conference at E3 2021.

Back 4 Blood Trailer Details the Cleaners and the Ridden

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Back 4 Blood was delayed to October 12th but there's an open beta coming this Summer (register here to be notified when it goes live). So it's a good time to get acquainted with the various Cleaners that you'll be controlling and the different Ridden that you'll be slaying. Check out both in the trailer below.

There are eight Cleaners to choose from and each has their own unique abilities and traits. Walker gains increased accuracy on precision kills while adding to team health. Karlee can sense hazards and increases the team's use speed of items. Hoffman adds on to team ammo capacity and can spawn ammo with kills.

Among the Ridden are the Breaker, an infected brute whose hardened fists deal lots of damage; the Ogre, which throws infected "meat balls" from range; the Snitcher who can summon hordes upon spotting you; and the Hag which will grab players and eat them whole. Other Ridden are teased, including one with a large arm that it slams down. Back 4 Blood is slated to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and PC.

Minecraft 1.17 Bedrock Beta Update – Patch Notes (Today, May 20)

Minecraft is all set to receive the Caves and Cliffs Update later this year, and it will be one of the biggest updates in history. There is a lot to come in the update, ranging from glow squids to goats and much more. Players can already try out a number of features via Snapshots and Bedrock beta updates.

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Minecraft Bedrock Beta has received a new update today which adds a few new features and tons of other bug fixes and improvements. Here are the complete patch notes.

Minecraft Dungeons: Howling Peaks – Official Launch Trailer

Minecraft Dungeons: Howling Peaks – Official Launch Trailer

Minecraft 1.17 Bedrock Beta Update – Patch Notes (Today, May 20)

Features and Bug Fixes


  • Long stalactites drip only from the tip
  • Stalactites now drip water slightly more often when filling a cauldron
  • Pointed dripstone now correctly gets destroyed after the block it was placed on is broken by block updates

User Interface

  • Tweaked background color of settings screens


  • Fixed a bug that could occur on older worlds where looking up in a minecart would display the inside of the minecart blocking the player's view
  • Maps inside Glow Item Frames no longer cause nearby items to light up


  • Picking or breaking Glow Item Frames now gives the correct item (MCPE-117514)
  • Advanced Pick Block will now save the data of copied blocks correctly (MCPE-126040)
  • Furnace, Smoker, and Blast Furnace now become unlit when fuel finishes (MCPE-127550MCPE-127559)
  • Fixed a bug where the map was centred on player's position when it was created (MCPE-126607)
  • Baby Axolotls no longer consume the Bucket when being fed with a Bucket of Tropical Fish
  • Buckets that were used to feed Axolotls can now be stacked together with other empty Buckets (MCPE-127426)


  • Fixed ripple effect on portals and crash when creating a large amount of portal blocks (MCPE-126674MCPE-126690)
  • Fixed bubble columns on naturally generated Magma Blocks (MCPE-127196)


  • Function's positional offset is no longer re-evaluated for every command inside the function when run with the '/execute' command. It is now only evaluated once for the whole function (MCPE-124890)

Technical Updates


  • Fixed an issue with Signs not displaying the saved text upon placement
  • The "has_equipment" filter once again supports data values


  • Added a new field "transform_to_item" to the "minecraft:ageable" component. If the field is filled with an item name, the item will be given back when any of "feed_items" are used. Similar to "transform_to_item" in the "minecraft:breedable" component

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Genshin Impact 1.6 Leaks: New Kazuha Gameplay, Voice Actor, Lines Leaked

Genshin Impact turned out to be one of the biggest sensations of 2020 and has grown even further this year. With a slew of updates slated to arrive, fans are quite excited to see what else miHoYo has in store for millions of players out there.

The game gets a major update every six weeks, and these updates add a wide range of new content, ranging from characters, weapons, quests, and much more. The last update added two new characters, Eula and Yanfei and the housing system.

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Now, we are gearing up for the 1.6 Update which is slated to release sometime in June. We are just a few weeks away from the update, and leaks have started giving us an insight into what we can expect from it.

Collected Miscellany – "Eula: Surging Frost" | Genshin Impact

Collected Miscellany – "Eula: Surging Frost" | Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact 1.6 Leaks: Kazuha Gameplay, Voicelines Leaked

It was leaked a while ago that 1.6 will be adding Kazuha to the game. Initial leaks revealed the character models and talents of Kazuha, and it quickly became one of the most anticipated characters. Here is his in-game description.

A wandering samurai from Inazuma who is currently with Liyue's Crux Fleet. A gentle and carefree soul whose heart hides a great many burdens.

Today, a new leak has surfaced, thanks to Genshin Leaker Dimbreath, which showcases Kazuha's gameplay along with his voice lines. While we are not officially aware of who the voice actor is, some fans quickly figured out the person Kazuha's voice. According to them, Nobunaga Shimazaki is the voice actor.

Nobunaga Shimazaki is quite a popular name, and he has worked in various anime such as Fruits Basket, and SAO, to name a few. This has already got quite a large number of fans excited and has increased the hype for Kazuha even more. With just a few weeks to go for the update to release, we should get more information pretty soon.

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Fortnite: Bouncers Unvaulted For Wild Week #3 – Is It Permanent? How To Get & Use

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Guess what? Bouncers are back in Fortnite!

There are a few devices in Fortnite that really linger in our memories.

Among them are bouncers. With Wild Week 3 setting in, Epic Games are unvaulting bouncers in the game!

Read more to learn about what it does, whether it is permanent, and how to get and use it!

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Impossible Escape LTM Trailer – Fortnite

Impossible Escape LTM Trailer – Fortnite

Bouncers Unvaulted In Fortnite For Wild Week 3

Wild Week is a new feature in Fortnite currently entering its third iteration. The first and second Wild Weeks saw interesting additions to the game that made players rethink strategies.

With the third Wild Week about to start, we know that the theme is all about beating gravity!

To make the most of the idea of rejecting gravity and getting maximum air-time, getting bouncers unvaulted seems like a fun and wise decision. But is it permanent?

Are Bouncers Being Unvaulted Permanent?

Unfortunately, bouncers are going to stick around in Fortnite just for this new Wild Week. Bouncers are unvaulted and will be revaulted next week.

This is similar to the Flare Gun we recently saw vaulted and unvaulted. This was reported by Twitter user kiwiroyale.

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How To Get And Use Bouncers In Fortnite

Let's start by understanding how to get bouncers in Fortnite. They are found in quite a few places in the map such as floor loot, in chests, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops. Remember that they drop in stacks of 3 and you can stack them infinitely.

They function as a device which can be placed on any structure you own as well as neutral structures. You can place them in any direction and they will launch players or vehicles away from them. You also won't receive any fall damage you take.

If you create a box with bouncers on all surfaces, one of them breaks. Other than this feature though, you can use them infinitely! Also, remember that placing it on the side of a structure instantly launches you on near contact. Placing it on a flat surface or slope, however, will need you to touch it.

Have fun with bouncers back in Fortnite for Wild Week 3!

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My Hero Academia Chapter 313: Release Date and Time Confirmed!

My Hero Academia Chapter 313 Release Date and Time

My Hero Academia fans are eagerly waiting to read Chapter 313; well, here's everything we know about the chapter's release schedule.

Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia is one of the best Japanese action manga on the planet. Millions of fans love watching Izuku Midoria getting close to becoming the most powerful superhero.

In the previous chapter, we were introduced to a new villain, and now, everyone wants to see what events will unfold in the next chapter.

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My Hero One's Justice 2 – Mei Hatsume DLC Trailer | PS4

My Hero One's Justice 2 – Mei Hatsume DLC Trailer | PS4

My Hero Academia Chapter 313 Release Date

My Hero Academia Ch. 313 is scheduled to release on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021.

The new chapter will be available to read on Viz Media and Manga Plus. Interestingly, both the digital platforms will let you read the first three and the last (latest) three chapters for free.

However, you must have the Shonen Jump membership to unlock the rest of the manga chapters on Viz.

My Hero Academia Chapter 313 Release Time

Like previous chapters, My Hero Academia Chapter 313 will release at midnight JST (Japan Standard Time) on May 23rd. However, the release time may vary depending on where you live. Also, the English translation for the chapter will come out a few hours later.

Nevertheless, if the above timing stays correct, you can read the chapter at the following times:

  • Pacific Time: 9-11 AM PDT
  • Central Time: 11 AM-1 PM CDT
  • Eastern Time: 12PM-2 PM EDT
  • British Time: 4-6 PM BST
  • European Time: 5-7 PM CEST

Note that Viz Media confirmed the chapter's release schedule on its website, but it is still subject to change. Anyway, we'll surely update this post if there's any concerning delay in the chapter's release.

Meanwhile, it's best to read the previous manga chapter to be better prepared for what's ahead in Chapter 313.

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Destiny 2 Vault of Glass – Release Time, Contest Mode, World's First Belt

Destiny 2 Vault of Glass Release Time

Destiny 2 Vault of Glass release time has been announced by Bungie. Get prepared for a big competition starting on May 22nd.

Destiny 2 has surely been one of the rich-content MMO titles out there with a heavy focus on delivering PvE and PvP content simultaneously.

The Vault of Glass raid returns once again to the Destiny 2 universe. This time around, you will get two new modes inside the raid that invite you to worldwide competition for winning a unique Destiny belt.

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer – Season Pass Trailer

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer – Season Pass Trailer

Destiny 2 Vault of Glass Release Time

The Vault of Glass will be available at 6 pm BST/1 pm EDT on May 22nd. Keep in mind that the update will go live at the aforementioned time, so it might take an hour or so until you could be able to jump in.

We will share the patch notes of the Vault of Glass update as soon as they become available.

Destiny 2 World's First Belt and Contest Mode

From the moment that The Vault of Glass goes live until the same moment of the next day, the raid will be held in Contest Mode. This is a new mode that allows players to start a limited-time Triumph once they completed the raid.

If you manage to complete The Vault of Glass in Contest Mode, head towards the Director area and activate the Tempo's Edge Triumph, which is called the Challenge Mode of the raid. The first squad to finish the Triumph will get the World's First belt.

Destiny 2 is now available for free on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. Not to mention that the Xbox Game Pass subscribers have free access to the game's post-launch expansions as well.

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Will Biomutant Be Available on Xbox Game Pass at Launch?

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After long anticipation, Biomutant will finally be available in less than a week. If you are an Xbox player, you would probably ask about the Biomutant Game Pass availability. Well, let's find out.

Originally revealed back in 2017, the Biomutant fans will finally be able to play their most anticipated title later this month.

Biomutant is an action RPG title set inside a post-apocalyptic fantasy world. Players will create their own character and enter this wonderfully expansive universe to fight and survive.

Biomutant features both melee and ranged combats. Based on your fighting style, you can choose to damage your giant enemies with swords or hit them from afar with guns. You are totally free to choose your way of fighting.

Biomutant – Explanation Trailer

Biomutant – Explanation Trailer

Will Biomutant Launch Directly on Xbox Game Pass?

No. Up to this point, there has been no news around Biomutant's launch on Xbox Game Pass. Although THQ Nordic and Microsoft have had a good partnership on bringing titles to Xbox Game Pass in the past years, Biomutant doesn't seem to come to Microsoft's subscription service from the get-go.

That being said, the game might make its way to Xbox Game Pass several months after launch, but for now, there's no such a thing.

If you are about to pre-order the game on Xbox One, we suggest you wait a little bit longer. Although there is no buzz around the game's launch on the Xbox Game Pass, it's still worth waiting a little bit longer until the release date and see if anything surprising about the game comes out or not.

Biomutant will be available on May 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No plans for the next-gen versions have been announced yet. That said, you can still play the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through the backward compatibility feature.

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Back 4 Blood: All Characters Showcased in "The Cleaners" Brand New Trailer

Take a look at the all-new trailer that provides an in-depth look at "The Cleaners" and the zombie-like Ridden that they're tasked with slaying.

When Left 4 Dead released back in 2008, it was the zombie-smashing, heart-pounding multiplayer experience so many gamers craved and still, to this day, is considered one of the best co-op games of all time.

Back 4 Blood – Card System Trailer

Back 4 Blood – Card System Trailer

Of course, with something as successful as Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios wanted to try and give back that feeling once more to new and old fans of the franchise and thus, Back 4 Blood was born.

In a brand new trailer from Turtle Rock Studios, fans get an in-depth view into the characters and personalities that make up the Ridden slaying crew known as "The Cleaners."

Throughout the blood-soaked, infected-slaying trailer, we get to understand a little about what exactly makes the eight of these fearless characters tick as well as getting eyes on the range of Ridden variants players will take on when the game releases.

The complete team of "Cleaners" unveiled

  • Holly – Armed with a baseball bat called "Dottie" that would put Negan from The Walking Dead to shame, Holly Forrester is known for her high energy and determination. Always the shoulder to lean on, Holly offers the rest of the team much-needed guidance and support as they fight through the darkness of the apocalypse together.
  • Walker – Elijah Walker was an Army Ranger and war veteran so having this guy on your team, you'll know that things will get taken care of. Being a man of few words, Walker demands respect and loyalty from his team when offering commands and will lead his fellow Cleaners into a well thought out and tactical battle.
  • Doc – The medic of the team, Doc has been saving lives since she stepped foot in America and now during the fight for the last of humanity, you can guarantee she'll be at your side to bandage you up. Not only is she great at giving shots, but her headshots are also just as good.
  • Karlee – Surviving on the outskirts of Fort Hope since the Collapse, Karlee only trusted in herself. Although very little is known about her, she'd much prefer to keep it that way. Outspoken and brutally honest, Karlee's personality can take a bit to get used to but regardless, she makes a great asset to the team.
  • Jim – A marksman by nature, Jim can snipe with incredible accuracy from his time training in the military. With amazing hunting skills from an early age, he can track down anything in his path. When returning from his time in the army, Jim's home was destroyed by the Collapse which led him to join the kick-ass team of "The Cleaners".
  • Hoffman – Actually enjoying the whole chaos of the breakout, you can be guaranteed that preparation is Hoffman's middle name. When the infection initially broke, Hoffman had been taking care of his mother and when she died, all of the supplies run out leaving Hoffman to go it alone – that's until he met the rest of the crew. Bringing skill and his good-hearted attitude to the table, he continues to be a useful part of the Cleaners.
  • Evangelo – The youngest member of the gang, Evangelo is as loyal as they come and will always put himself up for any fight. Even though he never stops talking, especially when nervous, Evangelo wants to learn and is eager to prove himself to the rest of the Cleaners.
  • Mom – The only person surprised that Mom became the voice of survivors in Finleyville was herself. She's never shirked from a challenge and always puts the needs of others over her own. Still, for one who's used to bucking authority, her newfound responsibility sometimes weighs uneasily on her. Although she has faith in her Cleaners, Mom has questioned other leaders' strategies on more than one occasion, especially since the death of her son. Mom's goal is simple, make the Ridden pay.

You can check out the entirety of the new trailer below that also offers a look at "The Ridden" in which players will be challenged with throughout Back 4 Blood. These include beastly Breakers, grotesque Ogres, screeching Snitchers, ravenous Hags, and more.

Back 4 Blood releases on October 12, 2021, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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When Does The Bad Batch Episode 4 Come Out? Release Date and Time Confirmed

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Star Wars fans are eagerly waiting to watch The Bad Batch Episode 4. And if you're one of those fans, here's when you can watch the next episode.

Disney's The Bad Batch has taken the entire Star Wars community by storm. In the show, you follow the journey of Cloud Force 99, the notorious squad we last saw in the final season of Clone Wars. And so far, fans loved every episode of the new animated series.

The third episode of The Bad Batch aired last week, and now, everyone is looking forward to watching Episode 4.

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch | Official Trailer | Disney+

Star Wars: The Bad Batch | Official Trailer | Disney+

The Bad Batch Episode 4 Release Date and Time

When writing this article, Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 4 is scheduled to release on Friday, May 21st, 2021.

The new episode will be available to watch at 12:00 AM PDT on Disney Plus. However, the release timing may vary depending on where you live.

Anyway, to make things easier for you, here is Episode 4's release timing for different time zones:

  • Pacific Time: 12:00 AM PDT
  • Central Time: 2:00 AM CDT
  • Eastern Time: 3:00 AM EDT
  • British Time:  8:00 AM BST
  • European Time: 9:00 AM CEST
  • Indian Time: 12:30 PM IST
  • Japan Time: 4:00 PM JST
  • Australian Time: 5:00 PM AEST

The Bad Batch Episode 4 Preview

In the previous episode, we saw how helpful Omega could be for the Cloud Force 99 squad. Hunter and other members finally accept her as a crucial member of the team.

Meanwhile, Crosshair is doing the bidding of the Empire without asking any questions. So, the Bad Batch members will definitely come up with a plan to rescue Crosshair and get him back on the team.

Other than that, it's hard to predict anything about the upcoming episode, but we know that it is going to be intense. So, make sure you don't miss the episode when it finally arrives on Disney Plus.

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Marvel's MODOK: Release time and date on Hulu revealed!


Fans want to know when Marvels MODOK Release time and date is on Hulu. We look at the series premiere and how to watch it.

MODOK or M.O.D.O.K (Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing) is the latest stop motion adventure from Marvel. The series is created by Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum and based on a comic book by the same name.

The series follows MODOK, the supervillain, who struggles to come to terms with his life after his evil corporation has been bought by a tech company. Fans are highly anticipating the release of the series.

So, when can fans expect Marvel's MODOK to release on Hulu?

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Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. – Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. – Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

Marvel's MODOK: Release date

Marvel's MODOK is expected to release on Hulu on Friday, 21st May 2021. Depending on your time zone it could be released the night before on Thursday, 20th May 2021.

The 21st of May 2021 falls on the US National holiday, National Pizza Party Day. So, if you are in the US, or anywhere else really, grab your friends and a slice of your fave pizza and head to Hulu to watch the latest animated series by Marvel!

Marvel's MODOK: Release time

Marvel's MODOK is expected to release on Hulu at 9 PM PDT on Thursday, 20th May 2021.

The series is expected to release at the following times around the world:

  • Central time: 11 PM on Thursday, 20th May 2021.
  • Eastern time: 12 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • Greenwich Mean time: 4 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • British time: 5 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • West Africa time: 5 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • Central Africa time: 6 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • Central European time: 6 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • East Africa time: 7 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • Pakistani time: 9 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • India time: 9:30 AM on Friday, 21st May 2021.
  • Australia time: 1:30 PM on Friday, 21st May 2021.

Hulu regularly releases new content around the same time. Based on this we have been able to figure out the remaining release times. However, we cannot confirm this, meaning the times listed could be subject to change.

Please note: Times could be subject to change. The U.K. is currently on BST and not GMT* GMT has been included for some parts of North/North-West Africa.

For time zones that may not be included in this article, please use Savvy Time for conversions.

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How to watch MODOK on Hulu explained

To stream Hulu's content and have access to Hulu's film and TV library, you will need to have a membership. Subscriptions cost $5.99 per month, alternatively, it costs $13.99 a month as part of a bundle package that includes Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+. Hulu's users can also get HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and Starz as part of add-on deals.

Marvel's MODOK will also be shown on Disney+ Star's streaming service, which is included in the Disney+ package. On their streaming service, the series will release one episode every week for international viewers.

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Cold War Zombies Orda World Event – How To Defeat Orda Boss

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Many fans may be too caught up in the antics occuring with Warzone and Cold War Multiplayer to even notice how much new content has arrived in Zombies. One of the many new pieces of content is the Orda World Event in Cold War's Outbreak mode.

The giant monster can be quite terrifying and difficult to take out, you'll need to know the best way to defeat Orda in Outbreak Zombies before you jump in.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Season Three Onslaught Trailer | PS5, PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Season Three Onslaught Trailer | PS5, PS4

Cold War Season 3 Reloaded

The big mid-season update for Cold War and Warzone arrived on May 20 with plenty of new content and changes for players to discover.

Jump into Cold War Multiplayer right now to discover the new Die Hardpoint mode, new weapons, plenty of weapon adjustments.

You'll also want to make sure you pick up the Rambo and Die Hard Bundles from the Call of Duty store so you can take out enemies as the classic 80s action heroes.

Multiplayer isn't the only mode getting the attention in Season 3 Reloaded, Zombies has received a new 'Cranked 2' mode, a new main quest, and the Orda World Event.

Check out the full patch notes from Treyarch Studios to see all of the changes in Season 3 Reloaded.

What Is Orda?

Orda is a new boss event that can appear in every map on Outbreak. The new boss is only able to spawn from Round 2 and onwards, so make the most of the peace during Round 1.

Outbreak's new boss will roam around the map freely and won't actually do anything until you get too close to it or start attacking it.

The Orda has a lot of health, and is able to shoot zombie dogs out of it's hands. That's not all though, Orda can also stomp on the ground, pushing you back, and will also swing at you if you get too close.

Players must also be aware that if you begin retreating too far from Orda, he will summon zombies that will actually regenerate his health for him. So, you'll want to make sure you keep the pressure on Orda to take him out.

Once you defeat the Orda, he has the chance to drop various rewards. Not only can he drop max ammo, Orda can also drop a wonder weapon for players to pick up. Various other weapons will also drop from Orda once he is defeated.

How To Defeat Orda In Cold War Zombies Outbreak

Orda is an incredibly hard boss fight, so you'll need to know some top tips to defeat him.

  • Keep at a decent range from Orda, but not too far that he begins regenerating health.
  • Use powerful weapons that are Pack-A-Punched, or a wonder weapon such as the Ray Gun.
  • Shoot the glowing spot on Orda's head, this is his weak spot and will do the most damage.
  • Keep applying pressure to Orda whilst staying at range.

That's our personal tips for defeating Orda in Cold War Outbreak, be prepared for a hard fight even if you are fully prepared!

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