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 Human: Fall Flat Adds Options for Local Co-Op on the SwitchMatthew Squaire

Prior to the update, local co-op on the Switch version required each player to have their own controller; meaning one person had to use a Pro Controller while the other used the two Joy-Cons that came with the system, or both players would need a pair of Joy-Cons. Since the update went live last month, the game should update automatically. However, if you want to update manually, simply navigate to the Software Update screen and do so from there.

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Sharpen Your Skills Update Drops Today for DauntlessJason Love

Along with the new weapon, the war pike, and the two new behemoths, the armored Skarn and the agile Kharabak, the "Sharpen Your Skills" update also includes a change that may prove fairly significant. Previously, there wasn't much distinction between the different weapons other than whatever you personally preferred. With the update, damage types have been added to all the weapons and those damage types will affect the behemoths in different ways. For instance, all hammers do blunt damage, which is effective against armor (HI SKARN!) and for stunning behemoths. Other weapons do piercing damage that will weaken a behemoth's limbs, making them more vulnerable to slashing damage. As the developers point out in the video below, it's not necessary to go hunting with a mix of all these damage types, but they do add a new strategic level to the game. Weapons can be customized further with the new "Cell System" that adds slots to a hunter's gear into which "cells" can be dropped to enhance damage, defensive values, or add elemental damage/effects.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15375/sharpen-your-skills-update-drops-today-for-dauntless.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15375/sharpen-your-skills-update-drops-today-for-dauntless.html Curse of Osiris DLC Stream RecapJason Love

The new content may be the equivalent of, say, "The Taken King" for the original Destiny, but what's added is good and needed. As Bungie said in their blog post last week, there are those folks that want to be able to hop into the game as they please and find something fun to do. The "Infinite Forest" may play into this by introducing "Heroic Adventures," which are tougher variants of the three Adventures that become available after completing the story. These variants include adding modifiers, like "Prism" that rotates through the different elements (Sol, Arc, Void) and increases the damage of whichever is selected and decreases the damage of the others. While the Adventures end in a section that is either the past, present, or future of Mercury, the path to get there is slightly randomized and constructed from pre-fab building blocks. It's something Bungie calls "intelligent assembly" (instead of the familiar "procedurally generated"). As this is the first week of its release, it's tough to say whether or not these Adventures will be rotated out every week, but it would offer a new/fun endgame activity for folks if they do.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15373/curse-of-osiris-dlc-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15373/curse-of-osiris-dlc-stream-recap.html Dungeon Defenders 2 is Freeing the Power of the Ancients This DecemberMatthew Squaire

In an hour-long developer stream, the team over at Trendy Entertainment laid out the new content that will be arriving sometime this month. The “Power of the Ancients” update includes a new game mode (Onslaught), new ways to customise characters via Defender packs, and a new HUGE map (they emphasize the size a number of times) that can feature twice as many baddies to duke it out with and as the official dev blog says, “Much more!”. The trailer can be found below, as well as the full livestream on Trendy Entertainment's official YouTube channel, here.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15369/dungeon-defenders-2-is-freeing-the-power-of-the-ancients-this-december.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15369/dungeon-defenders-2-is-freeing-the-power-of-the-ancients-this-december.html Third Year of Content for Rainbow 6 Siege Includes New Co-Op EventJason Love

The event, titled "Outbreak," will arrive with the first season of content (titled "Operation Chimera") when it drops sometime early next year. The event will be free-to-play during a four week period, which seems to imply that you won't need to acquire the Operation Chimera content in order to play. In the new event, players will take on zombies, who are the ever-present threat in video games. Additionally, during that four week period players will be able to earn unique cosmetic rewards tied to the event.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15353/third-year-of-content-for-rainbow-6-siege-includes-new-co-op-event.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15353/third-year-of-content-for-rainbow-6-siege-includes-new-co-op-event.html THQ Nordic Releases New DLC for Titan's QuestJason Love

Back in 2013, Nordic Games bought a significant portion of properties that were associated with former developer/publisher THQ after it filed for bankruptcy. Last year, they Nordic Games rebranded itself as THQ Nordic and started doing some new work and republishing of those titles it acquired. Titan Quest was one of these properties and they did a little bit of rework on it before putting it back out there as Titan Quest: Anniversary, which also includes the first expansion "Immortal Throne." I think we all figured that that would be the end of things, but then the Austrian developer dropped new DLC. It's impressive that company is both keeping many of these titles alive by making them available again for modern consumption, while also working to add new content.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15352/thq-nordic-releases-new-dlc-for-titan-s-quest.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15352/thq-nordic-releases-new-dlc-for-titan-s-quest.html 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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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15351/circuit-breakers-to-celebrate-its-two-year-anniversary-with-big-update.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15351/circuit-breakers-to-celebrate-its-two-year-anniversary-with-big-update.html 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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