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The full patch notes can be found over at the Ghost Recon Wildlands website, but here are the key co-op takeaways:

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New Content and Changes for Rogue Stormers on PCJason Love

When we looked at Rogue Stomers last year, we saw a title that had a lot of promise if the developers decided to continue supporting it. While it's been some time since we checked in on things, that's exactly what Black Forest Games has been doing in the past year. After the console version was out the door back in October, much of the development team's efforts seem to have gone into fixing some of the bigger sticking points. One of those was how experience was earned when playing locally; specifically, players other than "player one" couldn't earn experience at all.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15014/new-content-and-changes-for-rogue-stormers-on-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15014/new-content-and-changes-for-rogue-stormers-on-pc.html Shovel Knight Local Co-Op Patch Live on Consoles and PCJason Love

Yacht Club Games announced on Monday that the local co-op patch is available for the PC, PlayStation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Wii U. With the way auto-updating works these days, chances are the patch has already been applied to your version of the game. The developer even posted up a handy little Co-Op Manual to answer those important questions like "What campaigns support co-op" (only the main Shovel Knight campaign) and "Will co-op come to more campaign in the future?" (not at this time). Unfortunately, this local co-op functionality is only supported on the console/PC versions and it is not available for the 3DS or Vita editions.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15008/shovel-knight-local-co-op-patch-live-on-consoles-and-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15008/shovel-knight-local-co-op-patch-live-on-consoles-and-pc.html Local Co-Op Will Be Added to Cave Story+ on SwitchJason Love

At its core, Cave Story can be lumped into the broad category of "Metroidvania." You explore a mysterious floating island, gaining new weapons and abilities as you progress that allow you to access areas you previously couldn't. There's more to it than that, however, and a pretty deep story as well. It's game that I can unequivocally recommend to anyone and the fact that it will finally have some kind of co-op option makes it even easier for me to do so.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14990/local-co-op-will-be-added-to-cave-story-on-switch.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14990/local-co-op-will-be-added-to-cave-story-on-switch.html Console Versions of World of Tanks Get Co-Op ModeJason Love

There are a total of four scenarios you can tackle with a friend that have been included as part of this "Co-Op Assault" update. While this does sound like it's intended to use as a way of learning the game mechanics so you can then go on to battle against live human opponents, as a free-to-play title, nothing's stopping you and a buddy from just enjoying some occasional tank co-op this way.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14979/console-versions-of-world-of-tanks-get-co-op-mode.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14979/console-versions-of-world-of-tanks-get-co-op-mode.html Latest Space Hulk: Deathwing Update Points to Big Changes in the WorksJason Love

There have been a few updates to the title over the past few months, many of which have focused on improving the overall stability of the game, but the latest one is pretty significant as it introduces a new way to play the title in co-op, and also lays out some future features. The big addition in this update is the "Special Mission," a new map you can choose within the Multiplayer setup. This map generates a randomized sequence of missions to complete using the level layout of an existing chapter, i.e., you'll still be on the same map as Chapter 1 of the game, but you won't be following the same mission objectives as before. At the moment, there's only one of these Special Mission maps available, but the development team plans on expanding that, eventually, to all nine chapters. That would go along way towards making the co-op portion of the game a whole lot more fun and worth replaying with a group of friends.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14982/latest-space-hulk-deathwing-update-points-to-big-changes-in-the-works.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14982/latest-space-hulk-deathwing-update-points-to-big-changes-in-the-works.html Awesomenauts Going Free-To-Play on the PC Next MonthJason Love

There's been a lot of changes to Awesomenauts over the past year on the PC, including a spectator mode and a level editor via Steam Workshop, and it sounds like much of that was being done to set things up for the transition to free-to-play. The new 4.0 update is the precursor to this shift and includes some big changes to the game's progression system and the tutorial. Here's what's new:

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Perhaps the biggest change to the game is the revamped character/player progression system. All level caps have been removed and each time you level a hero, now, you also gain a player level. Each time you gain a player level, you get a loot chest (sound familiar?) Those chests can contain a variety of cosmetic items, such as hero skins, emotes, sprays, and announcer packs, and you can use the in-game currency earned by playing (gold) to re-roll the contents if you didn't get that sweet Kerrigan skin you wanted. If you do get a duplicate item, it will automatically be converted into the new currency type, Shards. Shards are used exclusively for buying cosmetic items.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14963/heroes-of-the-storm-relaunches-under-2-0-get-free-heroes.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14963/heroes-of-the-storm-relaunches-under-2-0-get-free-heroes.html Octavia's Anthem Update for Warframe Arrives on ConsoleJason Love

Ok, so joking aside, this is some pretty creative design. The latest frame to join the space ninja ranks lets you create your own music that then gets played in-game when you use Octavia's abilities. The "Mandachord" allows you to build a song using percussion, bass, and melody tracks. Those tracks then provide the beats to Octavia's abilities, Mallet, Resonator, and Metronome. I can't speak to how well all that works out in the game itself, but the idea of it is really cool.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14946/octavia-s-anthem-update-for-warframe-arrives-on-console.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14946/octavia-s-anthem-update-for-warframe-arrives-on-console.html New Content Update for The Wild Eight Opens DoorsJason Love

While the main goal for you and your band of survivors is to survive the Alaskan wilderness, everything may not be as it seems. Why did your plane crash in the first place, for instance? Where does that half-buried door in the snow lead? With the "Beyond the Door" update, you can start getting some answers. New quests, a new area to explore, a new fast travel system, and new skills/abilities for the characters have all been added.

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The Daily Tasks are available via The Emissary in the Pit, which is accessible after completing the game's prologue/tutorial. There's a Daily Task for each of the game modes, PvP and the more co-op friendly Unfair Challenge, that are available within the Pit. If you're unfamiliar with the game, the Unfair Challenge consists of three rounds versus three different sets of enemies, with each round getting more difficult than the last. Sounds like a good way for you and your partner to test your skills!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14931/pit-people-update-3-adds-daily-co-op-tasks.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14931/pit-people-update-3-adds-daily-co-op-tasks.html Four Player Co-Op Will Be Added to Watch Dogs 2 This JuneJason Love

In a blog post last week, Ubisoft laid out its "content roadmap" for Watch Dogs 2 over the next few months. The biggest change was them pulling the new PvP mode, Showdown, out of the paid "No Compromise" DLC and making it free/available to everyone. As a result, the "No Compromise" DLC will now include some new outfits that grant you special in-game abilities as a way to make that paid DLC more "premium," I guess. The one bit of co-op news amidst all that is the plan to increase the number of players supported in the free roam/co-op missions to four, though this won't occur until sometime in June.

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One of the things I love about Larian Studios is how much fun they seem to have in their game design. The new Polymorph school of magic, for instance, not only allows you to buff your playable character with specific features like wings to gain new ground in combat or tentacles to strip weapons from your foes, but you can also turn enemies (or friends) into chickens. And that's just in a combat situation as those same skills can be used out of battle in some creative ways as well.

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