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For Honor - Dedicated Servers Testing Announced

Ubisoft has released the above image announcing a test for the upcoming dedicated servers. As you can see, the test itself will begin on December 14th, and those that participate will be eligible for prizes! Those interested should take a look at the infographic to get all the details!

Monster Hunter: World - Bounties Detailed

This week's issue of Famitsu has gone live with new information on Monster Hunter: World. Specifically, the magazine detailed bounties. Here's the new info:

  • Tasks assigned by researchers.
  • You can earn things such as Armor Spheres and Research Points for completing bounties via quests or hunts.
  • The types of bounties are as follows:
  • Registered Bounty: Can be registered from the list at any time.
  • Essential Bounty: Affects the unlocking of facilities and such.
  • Distributed Bounty: Distributed online at fixed intervals.
  • Bounties requirements include raw material collection, monster hunting, and so on.
  • Since you can complete quests while progressing through the game, it might be a good idea to register bounties before departing.
  • You cannot choose the registered content of Distributed Bounties, but they have better rewards than Registered Bounties.
  • There are some bounties which are difficult to complete alone。
  • Essential Bounties are extremely high priority. There are also things such as the subjugation of Kulu-Ya-Ku and expansion of the Ancient Forest camp.
  • You can take on up to six bounties at one time.

Famitsu also revealed that post-launch DLC is planned, including paid DLC for things like NPC costumes.

Sharefactory 3.0 Detailed

Sony is launching a new update today for the PS4's Sharefactory, bringing the software version up to 3.0.

Keep reading to see everything added:

  • 2 new themes, comic book style, and an Uncharted theme
  • 7 new camera effects including quake, bounce, stomp and pulse
  • Custom text and sticker animations
  • Improved video USB import feature to support more videos
  • Over 20 new transitions and two new filters
  • Audio ducking to automatically lower game clip volume when Commentary is present on Track 2
  • Improved load times
  • New Project view options including Zoom for easier editing
  • UX improvements

Destiny 2 - Upcoming HotFix Detailed

Bungie has announced that they will release an update for Destiny 2 this week that addresses some of the concerns players have had since the last update. Here are the details:

  • The Prestige Leviathan Raid will be brought back down to Power 300, and its rewards will drop down to match the new Power Level. All players will regain access to the Prestige Raid.
  • Trials of The Nine will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks, it will be available to all players.
  • The Prestige Nightfall will remain a pinnacle activity, at the new 330 Power cap.    
  • Normal Nightfall will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks it will be available to all players.
  • Time limited events – Iron Banner, Faction Rally, and The Dawning, will be made available to all players.

This is a good start, but a lot more needs to change if they want to fix Destiny 2.

Final Fantasy XV - Patch 1.20 Now Live

Here are the patch notes:

  • Implementation of character swap feature (available in Ascension: Techniques)
  • Conclusion of online support for timed quests
  • Addition of compatibility with “Episode Ignis”
  • Addition of pieces from “Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades” and “Episode Ignis” to music player tracklist
  • Various bug fixes

Famitsu's Most Wanted Games

  1. [PS4] Monster Hunter World – 1,002 votes
  2. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 840 votes
  3. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 533 votes
  4. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 – 392 votes
  5. [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku – 379 votes
  6. [3DS] Persona Q2 – 369 votes
  7. [PSV] Romancing SaGa 3 – 260 votes
  8. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI – 257 votes
  9. [PS4] Zanki Zero – 247 votes
  10. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V – 239 votes
  11. [PS4] Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – 226 votes
  12. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ – 216 votes
  13. [NSW] Project Octopath Traveler – 214 votes
  14. [PS4] Death end re;Quest – 207 votes
  15. [PS4] Ace Combat 7 – 195 votes

The Last Guardian VR Demo Announced

Sony has announced that a Playstation VR demo will be released next week for The Last Guardian. 

Players will play from the perspective of the boy character found in the original title, and the game length is said to be short.

Those interested in the demo will be able to download it for free starting December 12th. 

Destiny 2 - Xur's Inventory For This Week

You can find Xur on the EDZ near Winding Cove with the following items in stock:

  • Prometheus Lens [Exotic trace rifle] – 29LS
  • The Dragon’s Shadow [Hunter chest armour] – 23LS
  • MK. 44 Stand Asides [Titan leg armour] – 23LS
  • Nezarec’s Sin [Warlock helmet] – 29LS

FFXIV - Maintenance Details for December 11th

In order to accompany Patch 4.18, we will be performing maintenance on all Worlds at the time below, during which FINAL FANTASY XIV will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

[Date & Time]

Dec. 11, 2017 9:00 p.m. to Dec. 12, 2017 2:00 a.m. (PST)