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GOW Ragnarok: Date, trailers, story, weapons & platforms

PlayStation exclusive God of War: Ragnarok is on the way, and here’s everything we know about its release date, story, and gameplay.

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A lot is known about, potentially, 2022’s biggest game, so here’s everything we know about God of War: Ragnarok including its release date, story, gameplay, and which platforms it will appear on.

The God of War franchise was already one of the biggest and best franchises in video game history. The brutal tales of Kratos had already been told across two generations and many gods had suffered.

Then Santa Monica released the critically-acclaimed God of War reboot in 2018, and Kratos’ cultural switch to the land of the Norse surpassed over 10 million in sales – with the figure being closer to 15 million.

Now, the feared warrior and his son Atreus return in God of War: Ragnarok and their actions from the first game are going to make for a cataclysmic showdown. We’ll bring you all the info we have so far including when we can expect to see God of War: Ragnarok, crucial story details, and which platform you will be able to play it on.

God of War: Ragnarok release date

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When the debut trailer for God of War: Ragnarok landed, it finished with a simple message – “2021.”

However, the ongoing circumstances of the world seem to have affected the video games industry as multiple titles over the last 18 months have been severely delayed. GOW: Ragnarok is another victim of this, and the game is expected to drop sometime in 2022.

God of War: Ragnarok trailers

So far, Ragnarok has had two separate trailers. The first one was a 58-second teaser trailer at the 2020 PlayStation Showcase that effectively revealed the game’s name and initial release date.

You can check that one out here.

One year later at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase in 2021, the game got a full reveal trailer giving fans a deep look into how the game is looking, new elements that have been added, and hints as to where the story is going.

Here is the 2021 Reveal Trailer.

God of War: Ragnarok platforms

Even though the PlayStation 5 has been out for nearly a full year now, supply shortages have limited how many owners there are in the world.

Not only that, but many people are still content with their PS4, meaning that a versatile release would be more beneficial. The good news is that God of War: Ragnarok will be on PS4 and PS5.

Understandably, there will be a great deal of fidelity differences between the two versions with load times, graphical quality, and other elements being a key difference between the two builds.

God of War: Ragnarok story

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2018’s God of War finished on a cliffhanger, and fans are salivating at the prospect of some of Norse’s legendary figures playing a part in the sequel.

The 2021 Reveal Trailer has confirmed that Ragnarok will take an even deeper look into the struggling bond between Kratos and Atreus. 2018’s hero-now-turned-antagonist Freya is thirsty for revenge against the duo, and now an even mightier force enters – Thor. We don’t know where his allegiance will lie, will he help his sister? Only time will tell.

All while this is going on, Kratos has his own internal struggle as he desperately wants to prevent more bloodshed as the grizzly memories of his past still haunt him. If that wasn’t enough, Tyr, the Norse God of War, also looks set to team up with the Greek God of War!

Ragnarok quite translates as “Doom of the Gods,” or “Fate of the Gods” depending on which source is more faithful. It means the end of the gods and the end of the world, so in any event, total war is coming to God of War: Ragnarok.

God of War: Ragnarok gameplay, weapons & more

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The God of War series has always been revered for its deep combat that allows the player to pull off an insane number of deadly combos.

Kratos will once again have the use of his deadly blades and the reveal trailer also saw the return of the Leviathan Axe. We expect to see more incredible abilities that Kratos and Atreus can use to turn the tide of battle too.

The PlayStation Showcase showed Atreus summoning a mystical mount that he rode and used to take down foes – a sign of his growing powers.

This will all be necessary as the scope and depth of God of War looks to expand with newer, bigger, tougher foes looking to eradicate father and son.


In the space of two trailers, we have learned quite a bit about what God of War: Ragnarok aims to bring to the table. Santa Monica looks to go bigger and bolder than before, and it hopefully won’t be too long until we learn more.

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Battlefield 2042 Update 3.2 patch notes: Stability improvements, major bug fixes & Portal XP changes

Here are the full patch notes for Battlefield 2042’s 3.2 update, which includes tank buffs, changes to Portal XP, and major bug fixes.

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Battlefield 2042’s first update of 2022 has arrived, with Update 3.2 bringing major bug fixes, stability improvements, changes to Portal XP, and buffs to the M1A5 and T28 tanks.

Battlefield 2042 has been plagued by major bugs and glitches over the holidays, but DICE are working on getting the game back on track. Alongside announcing the 3.3 Update in February, which finally brings a Scoreboard, they’ve also dropped the Update 3.2 patch notes.

This update will include Portal XP buffs as well as some major bug fixes, so here are the full patch notes.

Battlefield 2042 Update 3.2 release date & time

Battlefield 2042’s 3.2 Update will release on January 20 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 8 AM GMT.

DICE confirmed that there won’t be any downtime for the update, so you can play as soon as the update is downloaded.

Portal XP buffed in Battlefield 2042 Update 3.2

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DICE revealed that they’re buffing Portal XP with the 3.2 update, “increasing the per minute XP cap across all Battlefield Portal modes to 300.”

They’re also changing it so that the XP earned in each experience “will now be determined by which modifiers you use, and whether the Rules Editor, Damage/Health modifiers, or AI are enabled.” You can check out all of the changes in the image above.

A future update will include a UI indicator showing if a created mode will have progression restrictions.

Battlefield 2042 Update 3.2 patch notes

Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

General

  • Fixed an issue where leaving a party during matchmaking could make the game unresponsive
  • Fixed an issue where connecting to EA servers after signing up with a new account would not work on the first attempt
  • Updated behavior of the quit button during gameplay so it now returns you to the correct screen
  • Fixed an issue where the loading music would stop playing during level load

Soldier

  • Fixed a rare occurrence where after landing with the Wingsuit, hits wouldn’t always register on some parts of Sundance’s hitbox
  • Fixed occurrences of rubberbanding when running behind friendly players
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause you to be stuck in both an alive, and downed loop
  • Fixed a variety of issues with attaching to ladders that could cause you to get stuck in a state where you could fly away or lose control of your Specialist
  • Fixed an issue where soldier movement speed was impaired by nearby explosions that spawned craters
  • Fixed an issue where camera shake and audio for landing would unintentionally trigger when dropping from very small heights
  • Fixed an issue where weapons from a Loadout Crate would sometimes inherit ammo from the previously selected weapon
  • Fixed an issue where being spotted when firing a weapon would spot you for too long

Stability

  • Added multiple fixes to improve overall game stability 
  • Fixed a rendering related crash that could occur for AMD Radeon VII users while Sundance was visible on screen

Weapons

  • Sniper and SOFLAM scope glints now show from a further distance

Vehicles

  • Fixed an issue where passenger weapons would no longer be in sync whenever the driver’s turret would rotate, causing bullets to not register when firing at enemies
  • M1A5, T28 – improved the effective range and reduced spread on Canister Weapon Pod
    • Reduced Bullet Spread from 1.6 -> 1.1
    • Increased Damage Fall Off Distance from 35 -> 40

Battlefield Hazard Zone

  • Fixed a black rectangle being present on screen during Hazard Zone end of round when hitting quit at the level progress screen

Battlefield Portal

  • The Server Info tab now persists after hitting Refresh in the Portal Server Browser
  • Fixed an issue where text would overlap when joining a Team Deathmatch game during the end of round sequence
  • Rules Editor – the “IsInventorySlotActive” value now correctly handles melee weapons
  • Certain admin commands can no longer be spammed

Battlefield 2042’s Update 3.3 will drop in February and the long-awaited Season 1 is expected to arrive in March.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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Who owns Apex Legends battle royale?

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale that’s available across all platforms, but who owns Apex Legends?

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Apex Legends has gained a lot of popularity over the last year, and with new players getting to grips with the game every day, some may be wondering who the developers are.

Apex Legends is about to enter Season 12, with the game releasing way back in February 2019.

With the recent news regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, players may be wondering what it means for their favorite games, like Call of Duty and Apex Legends.

As well as this, some players may just want to know the identity of the developers who own Apex Legends, as new players are joining every day. Luckily, we have the answer covered for you.

Who owns Apex Legends?

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Apex Legends is developed by Respawn Entertainment, a development studio under EA founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella, who originally co-founded Infinity Ward, the development studio behind multiple Call of Duty games, with its latest being Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019).

Ultimately, Respawn Entertainment have no affiliation with Activision, and so the recent Microsoft deal doesn’t affect the ownership of the game at all.

Respawn Entertainment is also the studio behind the Titanfall franchise, which is very closely connected to Apex Legends, as the battle royale game takes place in the Titanfall universe.

Further, Respawn isn’t just known for creating FPS games, but the development studio also created Star Wars: Fallen Order, a story game held in high regard.

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One thing Respawn Entertainment is great at is communicating with the community and keeping players informed with news and updates through social media.

Apex Legends is constantly being updated with fresh content for players keeping the game fun and drawing new players in, which is a testimony to how hard the team at Respawn Entertainment work.

With four battle royale maps, 19 Legends, exclusive maps for the Arenas mode, and a consistent flow of cosmetics, Apex Legends offers loads for players, and Respawn Entertainment is the team behind it all.


For more on Apex Legends, check out our recent piece on when the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will be released.

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Battlefield 2042 devs give first look at upcoming Scoreboard redesign

Battlefield 2042’s devs have confirmed that a Scoreboard is on its way, and have revealed what its first iteration will look like.

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Battlefield 2042 players have been desperate to see the classic Scoreboard return, and DICE have finally announced it’s on the way and given us an idea of what they’re working on.

Battlefield 2042 was one of the most anticipated games of 2021 but ended up having one of the franchise’s poorest launches. Performance issues, overpowered vehicles, and wide-open maps turned away veterans and new players alike, causing 2018’s Battlefield V to have a higher player count.

One of the classic features that were missing was the Scoreboard, but the devs have now confirmed that they plan on bringing it back in a future update. And not only that, but they also gave us a first look at the Scoreboard they have planned.

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Battlefield has always featured a Scoreboard, allowing you to see the kills, deaths, and score of every player in the game. This feature was missing from Battlefield 2042, instead only giving players their own stats.

The community has been begging DICE to bring back this classic feature, and on January 19, they finally acknowledged that it will arrive in February’s Update 3.3.

“Update 3.3 we will refresh our existing Scoreboard UI with a new panel that showcases how players are stacking up across the server,” revealed DICE. They then attached a “first look at our Work in Progress.”

Battlefield 2042 Scoreboard design

Battlefield 2042 upcoming Scoreboard

Battlefield 2042’s new Scoreboard design shows every player on your team’s Score, Kills, Assists, Revives, Captures, and Defences. It also has the player’s own Kills, Assists, and Deaths, as well as the Match Overview.

“Scoreboard will receive further updates beyond this refresh – this isn’t a one and done deal for us,” they explained. “Expect to see us iterate on this further once it’s live in game, and we look forward to your feedback once this new Scoreboard goes live in February.”

Asking for feedback, Battlefield 2042’s Community Manager Kevin ‘T0TALfps’ Johnson said: “This is only Phase 1 of [the Scoreboard], and through your feedback, improvements will be made!”

Players were more than happy to reveal the features they want to see. Many still want to see the deaths of every player in the match, and others want to see the other team’s Scoreboard as well.

Battlefield 2042’s Update 3.3 is scheduled to release in February, with data mines indicating that Season 1 – the first major content drop – will begin in March.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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