Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with lan A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with lan http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Latest Hotfix for Dungeon Defenders II Rewards You For Co-Op PlayJason Love

Adding better rewards for playing with other people was initially done in response to community feedback as players noted that the difficulty increased based on the number of players, but not the rewards. So the initial solution was to just increase the rewards received. This was good, but according to the players, it resulted in a ton of worthless loot. In comes hotfix 3.2.2! With this refinement, players are now guaranteed legendary gear, with changes for additional ones to drop, and they'll also receive an experience boost. Here's how it breaks down:

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition Now Available on ConsolesJason Love

A lot of the changes here are quality-of-life stuff, like making the inventory better to navigate/manipulate, making the quest journal easier to parse, and other UI improvements, and balancing changes including adding a new/easier difficulty mode if you just want to engage in the story without having to worry too much about combat. Perhaps the bigger change, though (and you should just avoid everything from page 14 on), is an overhaul of the third act of the game. Seems a lot of folks had some issues with the story beats and how certain elements played out so Larian Studios revamped things.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15770/divinity-original-sin-2-definitive-edition-now-available-on-consoles.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15770/divinity-original-sin-2-definitive-edition-now-available-on-consoles.html Ubisoft Reveals 5 Different Editions for The Division 2Jason Love

It's interesting to see Ubisoft apply what is, essentially, their Rainbow 6 Siege model to other games. When the game was revealed a couple months ago during E3, it was awesome to hear that they had three content updates planned throughout the first year of the game's life, and that each of those would be free. In a way, then, it shouldn't be too surprising that they followed that up with a way for some players to get access to that content (along with a few other bonus goodies) before others as that announcement seemed a bit too good to be true. Creating new content and maintaining a game via balance updates is not cheap or easy, so certainly Ubisoft would need to generate some kind of revenue from the game post-launch to make that happen. With this, they're just shifting that to an initial up-front cost. It has been working for Rainbow 6 Siege, so why not The Division 2?

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15748/ubisoft-reveals-5-different-editions-for-the-division-2.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15748/ubisoft-reveals-5-different-editions-for-the-division-2.html Check Out Some Gameplay For Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition Enoch Starnes

First and foremost, the Definitive Edition brings the game from the home computer to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both of which offer offline co-op for two players and online co-op for up to four.  PC players have plenty to rejoice too, though, because the Definitive Edition brings with it a host of free changes to those who already own the "Classic" edition.  Before we get into all that, how about you take a look at some gameplay?

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15745/check-out-some-gameplay-for-divinity-original-sin-2-definitive-edition.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15745/check-out-some-gameplay-for-divinity-original-sin-2-definitive-edition.html Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Free DLC with New MapNick Puleo

I just want to know if we can get in those mechanicus and wreak some havoc. 

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15739/space-hulk-deathwing-adds-free-dlc-with-new-map.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15739/space-hulk-deathwing-adds-free-dlc-with-new-map.html The Coming Storm Expansion Drops Today for DauntlessJason Love

"The Coming Storm" update will be available to download at some point today and it is absolutely free to everyone, whether you've been playing for months or just checking it out now. While Phoenix Labs hasn't detailed what's getting released when, it sounds like you can at least expect to see the new Behemoth, Koshai, starting today. Here's what the studio had to say in the official press release:

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15714/the-coming-storm-expansion-drops-today-for-dauntless.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15714/the-coming-storm-expansion-drops-today-for-dauntless.html Ghost Recon Wildlands' New Crossover Event Can Be Played In Co-OpEnoch Starnes

While we wait for the other twelves stages of the apocalypse, though, we may as well enjoy the latest free content in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.  As part of the "Special Operations 2" update, which arrived July 24th, players can undergo a new four player online co-op mission, titled "Operation Archangel".  Split into two parts, it involves the Wildlands crew teaming up with Twitch and Valkyrie of Rainbow 6 Siege fame as they track down Caveira (also of the R6S universe).

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15721/ghost-recon-wildlands-new-crossover-event-can-be-played-in-co-op.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15721/ghost-recon-wildlands-new-crossover-event-can-be-played-in-co-op.html Warhammer 40k: Gladius - Relics of War Stream Recap and ImpressionsJason Love

The underlying premise to this particular iteration of a Warhammer 40,000 game is that the Space Marines, Orks, Astra Militarum (i.e., regular humans), and the Necrons (the undead of the future!) are all waging war on the planet Gladius in order to lay claim recently unearthed relics/tech. There's an initial tutorial that walks you through the basics (i.e., starting your first city, claiming tiles in order to expand, building on those tiles, managing resources, researching tech, etc). This is a slower paced game than a traditional RTS as it takes a few turns to first claim a tile next to your base, then a few more turns to build a structure, and then a few more to produce a unit. So, don't be surprised if you don't have a new unit until your 20th turn.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15717/warhammer-40k-gladius-relics-of-war-stream-recap-and-impressions.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15717/warhammer-40k-gladius-relics-of-war-stream-recap-and-impressions.html Stardew Valley's Official Co-Op Mode Goes Live On August 1stEnoch Starnes

Exact console release dates are still unknown, but they're listed as "coming soon".  In the meantime, those without a home computer will just have to gawk at the PC community as they enjoy these so-called "social activities".  Alternatively, they can set the below trailer on repeat and mash on an unconnected controller to pretend they're actually playing, "younger sibling in the 90s" style.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15716/stardew-valley-s-official-co-op-mode-goes-live-on-august-1st.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15716/stardew-valley-s-official-co-op-mode-goes-live-on-august-1st.html Dungeon Defenders II DLC DroppedMatthew Squaire

Along with all of the additions above, the original posts boasts that “[W]e’ve added the ability for players to host their own Player Shops and exchange and sell items with each other anywhere in the game.”. This is the second major update to Dungeon Defenders II after the Power of the Ancients that came out last December.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15695/dungeon-defenders-ii-dlc-dropped.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15695/dungeon-defenders-ii-dlc-dropped.html Slay Mythical Creatures in Titan Quest With a Buddy on Your CouchJason Love

It does not appear that this new split-screen mode is getting added to the PC version, so a little bit of a bummer there. However, given how well Diablo 3 fared on the consoles, I'm tempted to pick up Titan Quest on the Switch next month. Despite the fact that it definitely feels dated, it remains one of my favorite action-RPGs to this day because of how you can make some truly "broken" (i.e., overpowered) builds. There's a kind of lost art to allowing players to do that.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15689/slay-mythical-creatures-in-titan-quest-with-a-buddy-on-your-couch.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15689/slay-mythical-creatures-in-titan-quest-with-a-buddy-on-your-couch.html The Division Stream RecapJason Love

A quick aside to give a big kudos to Ubisoft for their commitment to supporting their titles over the long-haul. These days, if a title isn't a big hit in the first month, it feels like it's quickly abandoned or given minimal updates/support. Not Ubisoft. They release a game and they say, "we're seeing this through to the bitter end," and it's worked out well for them (see: Rainbow 6 Siege's eSports community).

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15671/the-division-stream-recap.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15671/the-division-stream-recap.html [E3 2018] - The Division 2 Will Include Eight Person Raid At LaunchJason Love

While The Division did have a bit of a rocky start, both Ubisoft and Massive committed to improving the game over the course of the past two years and are still updating it and patching it to this day. So, based on what was said during the press conference today, it sounds like the development team has been paying a lot of attention to player feedback and putting that directly into The Division 2. They specifically called out the work they've put into creating a meaningful endgame for players, stating:

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