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This Week on Xbox: March 27,2020

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you…

Microsoft Joins with Intel to Optimize Gears Tactics for PC

Summary Throughout the development of Gears Tactics, The Coalition worked with Intel and the Xe-LP architecture to optimize the game. Gears Tactics will look amazing on high-end PCs and runs perfectly on laptops and lower-spec machines to help bring the franchise to a broad new audience of PC gamers. Gears Tactics will be available with…

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2004.200325-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000 Available:…

Rocket Pass 6 Has Gone Cybernetic on Xbox One

Rocket Pass 6 is speeding into the future. Check out the most wanted ride, Ronin, in the Rocket Pass 6 trailer and unlock it immediately with Rocket Pass Premium! Rocket Pass Premium grants access to 70 tiers of futuristic items inspired by science fiction, like the HoloData Boost, UFO Engine Audio and the Rad Rock…

Xbox Support Thanks You for Your Help

Xbox Support is about you! That’s why we appreciate all the help you’ve done in making the newest version of our support website a reality. Xbox gives you a place to play and connect with your friends and family, and we know it’s no fun when you’re interrupted. That’s where Xbox Support steps in – whether via the Xbox Assist app on Xbox One, our online help at support.xbox.com, our…

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How to Master Every Battlefield V Soldier Class on Wake Island

These are exciting times here at Dice! We’ve just released our reimagining of one of the most (oh, all right, the most) classic map in Battlefield history: Wake Island. Battlefield veterans will remember this Pacific battleground from Battlefield 1942 and it’s seen a few incarnations in other titles, too. The design of this horseshoe-shaped classic has treated us to many frantic multiplayer matches throughout the years. Now, with the help…

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Bleeding Edge Tears into 2020 with Closed Beta Beginning on February 14

What a year it’s been for Bleeding Edge. Before our reveal during the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, no one outside our studio knew our fast and frenetic 4v4 team brawler even existed! It’s been an absolute whirlwind of a ride for the team at Ninja Theory. Whilst we can’t wait to kick off our closed beta on February 14, 2020, let’s look back at how we got here. The E3…

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 24 to 27

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). Oniken – December…

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Defiance 2050: Survive the Winter

Snow has come to the New Frontier, and it has brought some fearsome enemies with it… You grab your gear and hop in your Duni Shetarru AWD for a normal day of hunting Arkfalls for some new tech to sell. As you drive along, you start to notice a new terraforming anomaly – it’s snowing! Suddenly, an ark from the ark belt overhead comes crashing down and lands among the…

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Update 1.4 Available Now for Stardew Valley on Xbox One

Hey everyone, With the free Stardew Valley 1.4 update now available on Xbox One, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little about its unique development history. I started working on what would become Stardew Valley in the Fall of 2011. I had never released a game before, had no connections in the video game world, and only had an amateur level of art, music, and programming experience.…

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Trove Snowfest: Flamotrons, Horned Rumpfus, and Troval Warming

Trovians, Qubesly is desperate for your help to preserve the glittering, glistening world of ice necessary to make Trove’s Snowfest the beautiful event it is. Come help him fight Troval Warming through a seven-quest two-week adventure chain. You will need to test your skill, will and patience against the harrowing Horned Rumpfus, fight the fierce Flamotrons and help Qubesly secure Subzero Snowflakes in the process. Sweat through all three new…

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Holidays are Here in World of Warships: Legends

Summary Build the Yamato in World of Warships: Legends The Last Battleship campaign is here for the holidays, bringing players the chance to earn the elegant but deadly battleship Jean Bart World of Warships: Legends is set to bring even more nations, ships, and commanders to the game in 2020! World of Warships: Legends is celebrating the holidays with a bang! Players can build and sail the mighty Yamato, participate…

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Borderlands 3’s First Campaign Add-on Out Now, See the New Launch Trailer Here

Summary Seven years have passed since Jack’s death and Moxxi’s ready for a final act of revenge against her villainous ex Moxxi’s Heist of The Handsome Jackpot is the first of four paid campaign add-ons that are included with the Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition and Season Pass There’s never been a better time to jump in and try Borderlands 3 Handsome Jack may be dead, but his legacy (and…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2002.191217-2000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9078.191217-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9078.191217-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – December 19, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – December 20, 2019 Fixes for Alpha…

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The Countdown to the Holidays is On: Get Amazing Last-Minute Deals from Xbox

It’s hard to believe but 2019 is coming to end and the holidays are almost here – have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If the answer is no, fear not! Xbox is offering incredible deals on Xbox One consoles, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate memberships, Xbox Game Studios titles and more to help with your last-minute gift giving. The holidays are the perfect time to join the fun on Xbox.…

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Free Play Days – Valkyria Chronicles 4, Puyo Puyo Champions, and Goat Simulator

Jump in and brace for all the fun that awaits you in this weekend’s Free Play Day event! Free Play Days is back this weekend with more fun games for you to play! Engage in a strategic, turn-based RPG with a beautiful hand-drawn visual style in Valkyria Chronicles 4. Feeling puzzled and not sure what to play to scratch that itch for competitive, fast-paced puzzle action? Give Puyo Puyo Champions…

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Xbox Sessions: Ninja Teaches the Legend, Mark Hamill, the Ways of a Fortnite Master

To cap off 2019, we teamed together a legendary entertainment icon with one of the most recognizable faces of today’s gaming generation as they spread holiday cheer around the island in Fortnite. For the first time ever, Mark Hamill met Ninja in the latest episode of Xbox Sessions, which is all about pros helping celebs up their game. Did Mark channel his lovable “HoHoHoHamill” persona (like his Twitter namesake), or was he more villainous like The Joker from his memorable voice acting in “Batman: The Animated Series?” Throughout the session, Ninja showed Mark the ropes in Fortnite. Ninja wasn’t alone, however, as Mixer streamer, Simby, joined the fray and threw down some Fortnite pro tips of her own. Ninja and Simby helped train Mark in using his weapons and traversing…

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New Games with Gold for January 2020

In January on Xbox One, sneak and plunder as a goblin thief in the fantasy stealth game Styx: Shards of Darkness and then don the cape and cowl to become the Dark Knight in Batman: The Telltale Series. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, enter the King of the Iron Fist Tournament in Tekken 6 then play through an epic Star Wars saga in the classic puzzle adventure title LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to…

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