Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with updates A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with updates http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Circuit Breakers to Celebrate Its Two Year Anniversary With Big UpdateJason Love

The core "hook" to Circuit Breakers is that all the weapons have unlimited ammo, however, shooting also uses up special crystals (dropped by enemies) that upgrade your gun. This "tug of war" mechanic means you shouldn't just "spray and pray" and adds an interesting strategic element to the usual twin-stick shooter gameplay.

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Final Year 2 DLC Arrives Soon for Rainbow 6 SiegeMatthew Squaire

The new Operation White Noise adds three new operators; an attacker, a defender and a GROM operative who has few details but according the the blog post is “known for their resilience and bravery”. In addition to the characters, there is a new map that takes place in the Seoul skyline along with new weapons.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15337/final-year-2-dlc-arrives-soon-for-rainbow-6-siege.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15337/final-year-2-dlc-arrives-soon-for-rainbow-6-siege.html New Limited Time Co-Op Event Arrives for SMITEJason Love

"Shadows Over Hercopolis" is added to the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of the game with the 4.21 patch today. The setup appears to be that Loki has kidnapped Hercules so it's up to your merry band of gods to battle through Loki's dungeon and rescue the son of Zeus. There will be lesser enemies to fight, puzzles to solve, and huge bosses with multiple stages that require significant teamwork to overcome. Beating a boss rewards your group with some sweet loot that will power you up so you can face even greater evils. It supports up to three players to team up online - each using their god of choice - and will be available until patch 4.24, which likely will drop sometime in December. More info can be found over on the SMITE website.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15327/new-limited-time-co-op-event-arrives-for-smite.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15327/new-limited-time-co-op-event-arrives-for-smite.html Enjoy Some Spooky Treats in FortniteJason Love

The "Fortnitemare" patch notes can be found in full on the Epic Games' blog, but here are the co-op specific highlights:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15320/enjoy-some-spooky-treats-in-fortnite.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15320/enjoy-some-spooky-treats-in-fortnite.html Final Update for Battleborn Dropped Last Week, Development OverJason Love

The final content update brings with it some skins themed around Gearbox's other franchise, Borderlands. Specifically, you can acquire skins to make Alani look like Maya, Caldarius gets a Maliwan makeover, El Dragón goes Psycho, ISIC turns into that loveable Claptrap, Orendi dresses up like Tiny Tina, and Rath is Zer0. There are also a number of color skins, taunts, and "finisher boosts" added.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15311/final-update-for-battleborn-dropped-last-week-development-over.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15311/final-update-for-battleborn-dropped-last-week-development-over.html Halo Wars 2 Will Receive Cross-Platform Update Later This MonthJason Love

The title was originally released as part of the "Xbox Play Anywhere" program, which meant that if you picked it up for the Xbox One or Windows 10, you automatically could play it on the other platform at no additional charge. While many of these titles also supported cross-platform play, curiously, Halo Wars 2 did not. That oversight will be corrected once the new update arrives sometime before the end of October (no specific date was given).

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15301/halo-wars-2-will-receive-cross-platform-update-later-this-month.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15301/halo-wars-2-will-receive-cross-platform-update-later-this-month.html Frontier Expo Unveils Next Year's Plans for Elite: DangerousJason Love

Currently, you and up to three other folks can form a group called a "Wing" and head out on an adventure. If all players have the same mission, then they can all choose it from their log and complete it jointly and get individual rewards (they cannot, though, share a missions with other members of their Wing). Sometime in Q1 of next year, Frontier Development will implement new "Wing Missions," which are specific co-op goals/objectives for you to complete with friends. This news came in a 30-minute presentation during the recent "Frontier Expo," the video of which you can find below.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15288/frontier-expo-unveils-next-year-s-plans-for-elite-dangerous.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15288/frontier-expo-unveils-next-year-s-plans-for-elite-dangerous.html Warframe Adds New Open-World Area This Week on PCJason Love

This feels like Digital Extremes' first steps into transitioning Warframe into more of a shooter/MMO hybrid as the update brings it with some of those features most commonly associated with titles in the MMO genre (i.e., quest-givers, a social hub, non-combat activities like fishing). It's an ambitious step, as so much of the game is centered around taking on discreet missions with friends and, more-or-less, grinding away at those. With the addition of an open area where players can accept different quests, experience a full day/night cycle, interact with vendors and NPCs, and take on bigger/tougher foes (the Eidolons), there's more to see and do, which is enticing to long-time fans and newcomers alike.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15281/warframe-adds-new-open-world-area-this-week-on-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15281/warframe-adds-new-open-world-area-this-week-on-pc.html Blaster Master Zero Gets New Co-Op Boss Rush ModeJason Love

The title does support two player couch co-op throughout the campaign, though it's worth noting that the second player is assigned to a "support role." They cannot control the main characters (Jason and his vehicle SOPHIA III) or affect weapons/upgrades for them, rather they control an on-screen cursor that can help block incoming bullets and take out some weaker foes. On the plus side, being helpful fills up a special gauge that then allows player two to drop recovery items for player one, so there is some co-op involved at work here.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15276/blaster-master-zero-gets-new-co-op-boss-rush-mode.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15276/blaster-master-zero-gets-new-co-op-boss-rush-mode.html New "Horde Bash" Mode Added to Fortnite TodayJason Love

The mode itself is a new take on the familiar horde mode. Prior to dropping into the match proper, players are placed in a staging area where they can construct forts that will be used once things really get going. It's an interesting take and I'm glad to see Epic coming up with new ways to utilize the building mechanics that are at the core of this game. Here's a description of the mode from their blog post announcing it:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15272/new-quot-horde-bash-quot-mode-added-to-fortnite-today.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15272/new-quot-horde-bash-quot-mode-added-to-fortnite-today.html Minecraft Update Brings A Promising FutureMatthew Squaire

Being able to play with your friends regardless of platform is a great step in the right direction for gamers as a whole and adds value to whichever edition players get theirs hands on. That being said, Sony opted out of being a part of this togetherness, meaning neither the PlayStation 3 nor PS4 versions will be compatible. Whether or not the comments in the video about the universe not exploding and everything being better together are meant at Sony directly will probably never be answered.

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