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Bungie responds to PvE criticism in Destiny 2 beta


For those that don't know, there have been quite a few Destiny players complaining about how PvP balancing is affecting the PvE content in the Destiny 2 beta. Luckily for those players, Bungie is already way ahead of them. Here is what they had to say:

The PVE game tuning has changed pretty significantly since the Beta build was deployed. The nature of a Beta of this scale requires that it’s based off a build of the game that is now months old. So, in many cases, your feedback is helping us validate changes that were previously made based on internal feedback and playtesting. For example, we too felt that ammo (especially power ammo) was too scarce in PvE. In addition to returning the drop rates, we built a system that guarantees power ammo drops for you and your Fireteam from certain enemies, giving power weapons a more reliable and predictable role in your arsenal. Other areas where we’ve made significant tuning changes include grenade effectiveness in PvE, Boss vitality, and weapon damage against non-player combatants.

PS4 Software Update 5.0 Beta Registration Open


Sony is gearing up to release the 5th major software update for the PlayStation 4, and are in need of beta testers. As usual, they have released absolutely no information other than the fact that the beta will begin early next month. 

Those interested in testing the update can register for a chance at the source link below!

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Beta Registration Open


Hoping to play Dissidia Final Fantasy NT before launch? Well, Square Enix is going to give a few lucky players the chance to do exactly that! A beta is planned for the PS4 title, and registration for that beta is live now!

So if you're interested, be sure to hit up the source link and give Square your info!

Star Wars: Battlefront II Open Beta Detailed


The Star Wars: Battlefront II beta is set to start on October 6th (or the 4th if the game is pre-ordered), and new details have now been announced regarding the actual content of the beta. Here is what you can expect:

Galactic Assault on Naboo

  • Join the Separatist droid army or the Republic Clones on the streets of Theed in massive 40 player multiplayer melees.
  • Choose from four distinct trooper classes:
  • Assault troopers are classic flankers, pushing the line forward and advancing the front.
  • Heavy troopers use their high-powered weapons and personal body shields to take ground and hold it.
  • Officers power up their teammates with buffs and deploy remote weapons to support their allies.
  • Specialists lay traps and snipe from a distance.
  • Control beloved Star Wars heroes, pilot prequel-era vehicles, and more.

A Multiplayer Starfighter Assault will also be included, but they are not saying anything more about it for now. 

Destiny 2 Open Beta Detailed


Here are the open beta details from Bungie:

Destiny 2 campaign

  • You’ll get a chance to try the first mission in Destiny 2’s campaign. What does Dominus Ghaul want with the Traveler?

Crucible competitive play

  • The Destiny 2 Open Beta comes with support for two competitive modes. In the new mode Countdown, you’ll attack or defend a base on a map custom-built for this new scenario. In Control, an update on the Crucible standby, you’ll attempt to dominate zones on a map built for this objective type.

Strike

  • In the Inverted Spire Strike, you’ll assault a well-protected Vex stronghold with the help of two teammates. You can also use matchmaking to join up with a Guardian fireteam!

New Subclasses

  • Each Class’s new fighting style will be available in the Open Beta — that means Warlocks can try out the Dawnblade, Hunters the Arcstrider, and Titans the Sentinel.

How to get access

  • Preordering grants you early access to the Destiny 2 Open Beta on PS4 starting July 18.


Raiders of the Broken Planet - Beta Updated


The beta for Raiders of the Broken Planet has received an update, the details of which you can read here:

Hanging by a thread:

  • Changes in the Antagonist respawn points.
  • Less waiting time without gameplay.
  • We have adjusted down the difficulty in matches with an Antagonist.
  • Elite assault enemies’ grapple tells are much more visible now.
  • Turrets bug is fixed.

In Shock:

  • Players have more time to stop Shae’s electrocution in matches without an Antagonist.
  • Kuzmann’s life is increased in matches with an Antagonist.

Weapons changes:

  • Weapon changes to: Ogon Shtorm BV, Hornet HH3 (Konstantin), Smoking Daisy (Alicia) and Spinning Coin (Lycus).
  • The rest of the weapons have been further balanced based on community feedback.

General changes:

  • Enemy AI has been improved, now they are much smarter about their position and use of cover.
  • Respawn bug is fixed.
  • Grapple bug is fixed.
  • Communicator sounds bugs fixed.


Destiny 2 beta set for July 18th


Coming from Activision:

But don’t worry if you’re not at E3, because you’ll soon be able to experience Destiny 2 for yourself. Players who pre-order the game will be able to participate in the console beta beginning first on the PlayStation 4 on July 18 at 10am PDT, and on Xbox One beginning on July 19 at 10am PDT.  After that pre-order early access period, the beta will open up to all console players on July 21 at 10am PDT, and will conclude on July 23 at 9pm PDT. The PC beta is planned for late August, and we will have more details soon.

They also announced that Destiny 2 will now be launching on September 6th!

Raiders of the Broken Planet - Beta Update


The beta for Raiders of the Broken Planet skipped last weekend in order to implement some changes that the community had been asking for. The beta will be back this weekend, and with the following changes:

  • Lots of you have found the implementation of the grapple frustrating. We’ve added new sound effects and visual cues to better telegraph the move to players. During this more obvious signal, you now have a clearer window of opportunity to parry this move with a strike. 
  • We’ve added more character information to allow you to better understand the abilities and skills unique to your chosen Raider. You can access this anytime in game by pressing D-Pad up on your controller or “1” if your using keyboard and mouse.
  • We’ve adjusted the camera control when your character is wounded. It’s now much easier to control your character and the camera, giving you better chances of survival.
  • We’ve made changes to the UI/HUD to make it easier to access the solo and matchmaking modes. In addition, we hope the rewards interface is clearer now. 
  • We’ve added more information to the quick guide section. In particular, there is a detailed explanation on how to manage your character's profile, create a new build and a beginners section that outlines how to handle your first contact with the game.
  • We’ve improved the matchmaking system. You should find matches quicker, be paired with players of more equal skill and much better management of Antagonist appearance rates.
  • We’ve added more content including new player skins. Please note these are work in progress with many effects not yet implemented but we thought you might like to check them out regardless.
  • We’ve balanced weapons with many improvements based on your feedback.
  • General bug fixes and stability issues have been fixed.

Raiders of the Broken Planet - Next Beta Period Dated


Mercury Steam has announced that this weekend will hold another opportunity for beta testers to play Raiders of the Broken Planet. Servers will be open from Saturday 27th at 9:00AM until Sunday 28th at 7:00PM EST.

Those that have already been invited to the beta will simply need to update their game to play.