Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for February 15, 2020.
Happy belated Valentine’s Day and hope that is everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Over this past week NGN covered some big updates to Satisfactory and Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic. Sims came out in force with Hokko Life and Yes, Your Grace making announcement news. Plus a Valentine’s Day release came for the physics dating sim Table Manners.
However, during the hustle and bustle of this past week, Nano Gaming News missed a few stories that should have been covered. In this week’s Weekly Rewind news about PUBG bringing Arcade Mode to the hit game tops our list. Early access title Dog Duty made console announcements while Dreadlands decided to have a name the monster contest. Also Oddria! is seeking closed beta testers.
PUBG Arcade Mode Team Deathmatch
PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Bluehole, made a big announcement this past week about their upcoming Update 6.2 that includes an Arcade Mode with Team Deathmatch. The addition of Arcade Mode will enable players to enjoy new ways to play PUBG outside of the traditional battle Royale format.
Currently available on the test server, the Team Deathmatch mode pits two teams of eight against each other in a race to 50 kills or whoever has the highest kill count after 10 minutes per round. The final victor is determined in a best out of three. Each Team Deathmatch takes place in featured sections from PUBG’s maps that have been converted into smaller battlefields.
Along with Update 6.2 throwables are seeing a rebalance. More specific the Frag grenade will weigh considerably more meaning one can carry less. This will impact late match gameplay where in recent months has become more of a frag grenade spam-fest. For a full list of the extensive changes in PC Update 6.2 players can visit the PUBG website at pubg.com.
Update 6.2 is expected to arrive on PC for live servers February 19, 2020. PUBG is available for purchase on Steam for $29.99 USD and is currently in Season 6 of its survivor pass that is also available for purchase priced at $9.99 USD.
Dog Duty is Coming to Consoles
Two person indie development studio Zanardi & Liza and publisher SOEDESCO announced this past Wednesday that their fast-paced three-person squad real time combat title, Dog Duty is heading to consoles in the spring of 2020. Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players will be able to enjoy the octo-army destroying action alongside their fellow PC gamers.
The game in November of 2019 held a free to play week on Steam that helped provide valuable feedback to the developer and bring awareness of the title. They has added new playable characters and enemies where the player can now assemble a squad of 3 out of 8 playable characters. In addition the game has seen a revamped UI, more dialogues, and more encounters with both friendly and enemy NPCs. Currently in its final development stage, Dog Duty is expected to arrive with a spring 2020 release.
Dog Duty is currently available in Early Access for PC on Steam at the regular price of $9.99 USD.
Dreadlands Name the Monster Contest
Blackfox Studios and publisher Fatshark announced this past week that that they are looking for a Senior Monster Name Specialist where they can name one unnamed monster that is currently unknown to the public.
Interested respondents who have that creative knack to give this monster a name that players and NPCs alike can include in their stories are encouraged to venture to the Dreadlands website and enter the contest. The best name will be included in the game and will be the name of the unknown beast. Also the person who names the beast will have their name in the credits and receive a few secret giveaways. To learn more about the Name the Monster contest head over to its page on the playdreadlands.com website.
Dreadlands is scheduled for a Q1 2020 release on Steam where players can add the game to their wishlist. More information about Dradlands can be found on the game’s website at playdreadlands.com, by following @playdreadlands on Twitter, or joining the official Dreadlands Discord.
Oddria! is Closed Beta Sign-ups
OddOne Games is currently accepting sign-ups for its Second Closed Beta for its upcoming adventure title Oddria! However, interested players will need to hurry as the sign-up period ends February 17, 2020.
In Oddria! players get to experience an adventure on a mysterious uninhabited island. After barely escaping a shipwreck, players find themselves making friends and building villages on this would be paradise dream. Featuring a treasure hunter battle system, the game in its first beta test was limited to only Korean users. Now in the second beta STeam players around the world have a chance to apply and participate in the team based competition in which teams seek out four treasures in a limited time.
Full release of Oddria! is expected in the first quarter of 2020 on Steam with console releases after. To sign-up for the second closed beta or learn more about Oddria! visit the game’s Steam page.
Thank you for checking out the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for February 15, 2020. Be sure to check back next Saturday for the latest edition of Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind!
Update August 15, 2020: Updated broken links to Dog Duty on the SOEDESCO website.