In a move that always proves incredibly divisive, Jagex has put a target on their flagship game's back with the introduction of a Hero Pass to Runescape. This new battle pass system will reward all levels of its players with rewards, provided you sink enough hours into it.
Replacing the Yak Track and Challenge System, Hero Pass has been dubbed an always-on system, where you will rack up Hero Points as you play and complete the daily, weekly, and special missions. There will be 120 levels of content, with 99 standard and the last 21 being heroic, and you will have three months to climb the ladder. If you manage to hit level 99, you will also get a ten-level jump start on the next Hero Pass.
September is a bumper month for Undecember fans, as LINE Games has unveiled a huge range of updates all around. Act 13 has opened up for players to jump into that story action, Season 2 is bringing a massive amount of additions, including two new game modes, and later on this month you and your friends can work together in Guild Raids.
Head into Act 13 and explore the tourist nation of Hira. As the tale unfolds you will learn the story behind Ilya becoming a Zodiac Master, and gain more understanding of Canna. You can also put your combat to the test as you tackle six new bosses that terrorise the area.
It's time to fasten your seatbelts once more, as KartRider Rush+ is ready to kick off its 21st Season. The Boomhill Games will bring with it new courses, karts, racers, and even a new game mode, as well as give players a chance to grab some free celebratory rewards.
Boomhill Games brings with it two new modes. Point Race will allow racers to clear daily missions by playing Rush mode, which will reward them with delicious points. Rack up enough and you will grab yourselves rewards such as K-Coins, Batteries, and more. Even better, the first 1,000 players to dominate every match will grab themselves a Custom Plate to show off.
The King of Fighters Allstar is bringing out a fantastic amount of new content, including a new grade of fighter, two new game modes, and the introduction of one of the most revered storylines in KOF lore. The Ash Saga comes to the mobile game, giving players a host of new stages to clear and rewards to collect.
This new Ultimate grade of fighter comes with an exclusive skill; Phantom Awakening, and when under Phantom Mode their stats will increase. Each of these grades of warriors also gains a UE skill they can use once they activate this mode. Finally, these fighters start at their maximum potential, so you can bring them right into the action.
If you missed the annual Heidel Ball event from Pearl Abyss last weekend, then luckily for you we are here to sum up all the important goings on in Black Desert Mobile. The Land of the Morning Light expansion is coming in September, bringing with it a new Awakening Class, and a nifty new way to level certain characters.
If you are a fan of the Woosa class then you are in luck as the new Choryeong awakening class will be added for them, in which they have learnt how to read. Yes, the Do-wielding hero will be picking up a book and mastering the art of magic, being able to summon flowers of death which can be used to herd enemies around the battlefield, before exploding for some good old damage. This new class will land on September 26th.
It is almost time for our early Halloween present, as The City of Aeterna arrives in Torchlight: Infinite on September 7th. Upon launch, you will be able to explore a lost city, challenge the new season boss, and say hello to our latest hero, Iris.
The Ruins of Aeterna will soon open its doors, complete with that most evil of things, timed challenges. You will be able to hunt down Marks of Ruin to rekindle candelabras to unlock various reward spots across the map. Join the dots to complete the full map, and you'll finally be able to enter the City of Aeterna. But beware, the more reward spots you connect, the tougher our new season boss, The Lone King of Aeterna, becomes.
One of the best things about video games is how they can connect thousands of players across the world and bring them together for a common goal, usually punching some big bad guy until they stop being a menace and go start a bakery or something, but in Sky: Children of the Lights case, it is to break a Guinness World Record.
That's right, on August 25th during Gamescom, 10,061 users logged into the world of Sky after the developers shined the bat signal to everyone to get online, enjoy a fun-filled day capped with a live concert by AURORA, and set the new Guinness World Record for Most Users in a Concert-Theme Virtual World.
Albion Online has announced the name of its next major update coming in October 2023. Wild Blood will bring with it some very anticipated new features, such as Shapeshifter Weapons, Tracking, and Awakened Items, giving players enough more ways to play this character-driven MMORPG.
Quite in fitting with the Halloween month, the new trailer that came along with this update paints quite the spooky picture, with our heroes tracking a beast through the forest, showing off the new skill. They are then pounced on by the Werewolf they were chasing, which very well could indicate a human quarry given the Shapeshifter Weapons, so it will be interesting to see if this is the way the story unfolds.
After some pretty high-profile collaborations with legendary car makers such as Bugatti and Aston Martin, PUBG Mobile has finally taken the next logical step of creating a new racing mode. Created as a way to honour the upcoming 19th Asian Games, this Off-Road Racing mode will pit players wheel-to-wheel in an exhilarating new way to play.
Held every four years and backed by the International Olympic Committee, the Asian Games pits together all the top athletes from across, you guessed it, Asia. Coming in September 2023, competitors at this storied contest will go head-to-head in a specially designed PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version, based on this new mode to you can play today.
At the time of writing, Arena Breakout has only been released for a little over a month but has still managed to clock up over 80 million registered users. These are staggering numbers, and MoreFun Studios is set to keep this momentum going with the release of Season 2 in October, called Battle for The Port.
Despite the accolades, Season 2 does its best to obscure the world of Arena Breakout, thanks to the new Storm Warning mode. When this kicks in, the battlefield with be blanketed with fog, giving you a few new ways to strategically approach your targets, should you learn to master it.
HoYoverse has announced the release of their smash hit RPG, Honkai: Star Rail, latest update, Version 1.3. Celestial Eyes Above Mortal Ruins will land on August 30th and brings with it a Simulated Universe update, new characters, and a whole new area to explore.
In the aftermath of the Ambrosial Arbor crisis, where Jiang Yuan and Dan Heng teamed up to defeat Phantylia, the Exalting Sancum is in desperate need of rebuilding. Version 1.3 introduces the Aurum Alley, where charitable Trailblazers can join in the efforts by managing strategic logistics and cargo organisation to see this bustling commercial hub restored.
Lilith Games has commented itself as one of mobile's most prolific developers, recently announcing some impressive numbers for its RTS Warpath. Across mobile and PC, it has racked up and very commendable 30 million downloads, sitting at a 4.6 out of 5 rating from over 200,000 iOS users.
If you like your weapons to be historically accurate, then you are in look. You are able to forge a giant range of incredibly detailed and true-to-life weaponry. There are over 300 units to recruit split across 13 different types, with a thousand modifications to fully customize your army to your own unique tastes.
SG Organisations has announced the release of their latest open beta of a retro-style soccer crossed-with-chess title called Goalscorer. This latest ‘Training Edition’ version of the game sees players aiming to score as many goals as they can by promoting their pieces to the end of the board and capturing the opponent's team, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Each of your team is a youth player, pro, or star, and has their own kit number. This is the same with the opposing team, however, you don’t get to see what the numerical designation is of many of your opponent’s pieces, and their locations change places at the start of each game. So, when your pro captures another piece, you get an outcome based on that piece’s position in their team, which can either be good or bad.
XD Games has announced its upcoming tactical RPG, Sword of Convallaria, due to launch on mobile devices later this year. With the developers stating Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem as inspirations, this new entry to the genre will have a lot of pedigree to draw from, but also huge expectations to live up to.
Sword of Convallaria is set on the continent of Rodinia. In the small nation of Iria, rich in the magical Luxite mineral, you awaken in a dungeon. After a daring escape, you reach Convallaria, a town that finds itself under threat from Iria’s escalating conflicts. Being recruited as the leader of the titular Mercenary Group, it is your job to seek peace for the nation.
Anyone who has played Defense Derby since its recent launch have probably noticed there is a lot more to it than your standard tower defence. Even with a few matches under your belt, there is always room for improvement, and we’re here to offer a hand with a few useful tips.
Complete your daily tasks
If you want to be successful you need to continuously recruit new units in order to keep increasing everyone's power, so make sure to stay on top of your daily jobs. Each day you can get 600 Cubics simply by logging in and playing games as normal, and this only takes about ten minutes tops. Add the 1,000 from Weekly quests, and you get 52 units per week. Throw in those Missions as well, which are slightly more of a hassle since you need to hope for specific bosses, and you will be racking up those artefacts for their passive bonuses.