Netflix series Iron Fist is not getting a new season, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting new features and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players are abusing the emotes in Blackout. That and more in the Weekendwatch!

It’s Saturday afternoon, and what a Saturday afternoon! 25 degrees in October, it shouldn’t get any crazier. If, in one way or another, you have time to read a Weekend Watch in between sunbathing and fun things, then De Wacht will give you a warm welcome.

Marvel series Iron Fist has been canceled

So, I didn’t see this one coming! Marvel and Netflix have announced that there will be no third season of Iron Fist. It is the first Marvel Netflix series to be canceled. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is ​​proud of the series and grateful for all the hard work of our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We are grateful to the fans who watched the two seasons, and are also grateful for the collaboration we have had for this series. Although the series has ended on Netflix, the Immortal Iron Fist will remain. ‘

That last sentence is interesting. Would Iron Fist continue on another streaming service (e.g. Disney’s next year)? Or do they just mean that we can expect superhero Danny in the other Marvel Netflix series? Anyway, the first season of Iron Fist in particular was received with a lot of criticism, although people were already a lot more positive about the second season. Other Marvel Netflix series, such as Daredevil, Punisher, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, will continue to exist for the time being.

An extended gameplay video from Thronebraker: The Witcher Tales

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will be available on PC October 23. Set before the first The Witcher game, this single-player mode for the digital card game Gwent: The Witcher Card Game follows Meve, the queen of the Northern Realms Lyria and Rivia, as she fights a Nilfgaardian invasion.

Below is a very comprehensive gameplay video of this upcoming mode. It will also come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 4.

Hitman 2 gets new 1v1 multiplayer mode

From November 13, Hitman 2 launches with a lot of content on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But there are more previously unknown pursuits in the upcoming title, including a 1v1 multiplayer mode called Ghost. In this, two players compete against each other, both trying to take out the same target.

The target to be eliminated is selected randomly on the map each time, and once it has been eliminated by one of the two players, a new one is selected. The first player to eliminate five targets wins. It is important to know that you must remain undiscovered; the targets must not discover you.

Blackout mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has an issue with emotes

If you’ve been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 since its launch yesterday, you may already be aware of this: the game’s battle royale-esque Blackout mode has an issue with emotes. What is the case? Once you use an emote in the mode to communicate something to other players, you will see your own character in the third person. This so that you can actually see the emote that you are portraying.

But … players are now using this as a way to see more around them. You can rotate the camera freely while using the emote and see everything that is happening around you. This is also called ’emote peeking’. And that feels a bit like cheating … with the result that everyone in Blackout constantly uses emotes to take advantage of this.

Developer Treyarch says on Reddit that something will be done about this. There will be an update to the game that will add two versions of the mode: one where you can use emotes as they work now, and a competitive game mode where the camera is fixed so that players cannot use it to their advantage.

It is good that Treyarch is responding so quickly to this. Hopefully the update will be released soon. The video below shows very clearly what the problem is.

Also interesting to know: you can level up to level 80 in Blackout mode. However, there is no Prestige option, so you cannot go up after level 80.

Crusader Kings 2 is getting an expansion next month

Holy Fury, the new expansion for PC game Crusader Kings 2, was already announced by Paradox in May, but it has been terribly silent about the DLC ever since. Until now, because the expansion will be released on November 13, it has been announced.

Holy Fury expands on the religious aspect of the game. Pagan Warriors can now create their own lodges, which gain a stronger rank as the Pagan Warriors raid more. You can canonize soldiers and also give legendary bloodlines to give them special bonuses.

Crusader Kings 2 has been available since 2012, but Paradox continues to support the game with new content, such as the Jade Dragon released last year.

Match Composer is coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection soon

Another game that continues to receive support years later is Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The game will soon receive an update that will add ‘Match Composer’. This means that players can decide what type of games they want to play when they search for online matches. In this way one can, as it were, create a ‘mix tape’ of content that one wants to experience.

There will also be a custom game browser to the game, so that you can view all matches that are being played there. Furthermore, you can adjust the controls every game to match how the original game was operated. Finally, some changes are also being made to improve the balance.

The update is now being tested internally and may go live as early as next week. Next week, Infection mode will also return, as Halloween is just around the corner.

Sega wants to release games simultaneously all over the world more often

Sega plans to ensure that their games are released simultaneously around the world more often. Because companies such as Atlus are now also part of the ‘Sega Group’, and the latter has a number of internal localization studios, games can be translated faster and so get out in the west faster. For example, it took a while for Persona 5 to be released in the west because it had to be translated into different languages. This must be a thing of the past in the future.

In addition, Sega also revealed how many game franchises they have sold worldwide in total. For example, games in the Yakuza series have already sold about 11 million copies, Sonic the Hedgehog games about 800 million, the Persona series about 9.3 million, the Megami Tensei. series about 12.4 million and of the Football Manager series about 18.1 million. Games in the Total War series have sold 22 million copies, Puyo Puyo games have sold 27 million, and the Phantasy Star series has approximately 5 million registered IDs.

That was the Weekend Watch for today, the Guard wishes you all a very pleasant weekend!

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