Another summer season over, or at the very least the boring a part of the summer season the place no video games launch. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is arguably the beginning of “fall” this yr, and with August kicking off quickly we’ll be proper again in the thick of it.
But first, the tail finish of the tedious July information drought. Destiny 2 begins prepping subsequent week for its big September enlargement, Origin constructed a PC with three consoles inside it, Arma 3 added aliens, there’s a nice behind-the-scenes have a look at John Wick Hex, and Netflix launched the primary trailer for The Witcher.
This is gaming information for July 22 to 26.
Big freebies on the horizon
It seems to be just like the Epic Games Store goes to make a behavior of making a gift of two video games a week now, not one—and definitely not one every different week, like we began with again in January. You can seize copies of each Moonlighter and This War of Mine this week, free-to-keep. Then subsequent week? Alan Wake and For Honor are up for grabs, that are some fairly high-profile video games for Epic to easily give away.
Also noteworthy: Moonlighter and This War of Mine are the primary Epic Games Store titles to support cloud saves. Finally.
Wake me up
And Alan Wake’s in the information twice this week, consider it or not. It’s nothing definitive, nor very thrilling, however Remedy’s Sam Lake advised IGN this week that they’d nonetheless prefer to make an Alan Wake 2 sometime—which is presumably simpler, now that Remedy owns the rights. Maybe if Control does properly sufficient…
Destiny 2’s quick headed in direction of its large September enlargement, Shadowkeep, and parts of Bungie’s large-scale overhaul are beginning to seem. Next up: The “Armor 2.0” system, which is ready to provide armor extra stats and extra mod potential when Shadowkeep releases. The annual “Solstice of Heroes” occasion begins up on July 30 this yr, and Bungie’s already confirmed the top-tier armor you earn therein (in the event you earn it) will probably be repurposed as Armor 2.Zero gear in September.
If Rainbow Six goes to start out together with zombies, I assume it makes good sense for Arma 3 to go for aliens. This week, the (previously) ultra-realistic navy sim launched its new Contact DLC, which pits troopers in opposition to an alien invasion. It’s dumb as hell, and I find it irresistible. Next, give me Battlefield crossed with Dante’s Inferno—or is that Doom?
PUBG, Season 4
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is making an attempt so as to add an inconceivable premise to its already-improbable sport, as we talked about final week. Season Four is ushering in some large gameplay adjustments as properly although, including new buildings and landmarks to the unique Erangel map and permitting gamers to—gasp!— climb up ledges.
Overwatch unveiled Sigma this week—the tenth post-release hero, for a grand whole of 31. He’s apparently an “eccentric astrophysicist…unaware he’s been turning into a living weapon,” and Blizzard put collectively the standard flashy story trailer to introduce him. Of course, all individuals…