Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced.

Betas for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, new visuals from We Happy Few, a major developer leaving Bioware, and much more in this Weekend Watch.

It’s the weekend, the Guard’s favorite time of the week. Time to party! Oh sorry, the Guard was thinking for a moment about that incredibly good hit by Ben and Ruurd. Well, on to the game news!

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

Call if Duty: Black Ops 4 is due out later this year and that means we can get started with some betas soon. First up is a multiplayer beta, which runs from August 3-6 and is exclusive to PlayStation 4 players. From August 10 to 13, the multiplayer beta will be available again for PlayStation 4, but also for the Xbox One. On August 10th, the beta will also open to PC gamers, but only those who have ordered an Early Access version through Battle.net. All PC gamers can use it the following days.

The multiplayer beta includes six maps, although it is not yet known which maps, and Team Deatchmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Search & Destor, and Control modes. The specialists Nomad and Prophet are also playable, but new specialists also have to appear.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

Finally, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, called Blackout, will also be available in beta. It will take place sometime in September, but more details will follow.

In England more than half of parents let their children play 18+ games

Childcare.co.uk has surveyed more than 2,000 parents in the UK – SamaGame reports – and it remains that more than half of them let their children play 18+ games. Well, that should come as no surprise, because as a child, the Guard could also get games from his parents that were actually not intended for him. Still, the graphics were a lot less realistic in his childhood.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

The result is striking, because 18 percent of those questioned would let their 10 to 14-year-old children watch an 18+ film. That is quite a bit lower than the amount of children who are allowed to play 18+ games. 86 percent of the parents surveyed admitted that they didn’t do anything about the age rating of games, while only 23 percent thought that way about movie ratings.

Parents would do well to pay more attention to this, as 43 percent of those surveyed noticed a negative change in their children’s behavior after playing adult games. In fact, a quarter of those surveyed claimed that since playing these games, their children have been using negative or offensive language in their daily lives.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

Hey, Octopath Traveler is out!

Don’t forget, Octopath Traveler has been available for the Switch since yesterday. This rpg from Square Enix is ​​exclusive to the system and is very successful. And if you don’t believe it, you can always try out the free demo on the eShop first. Check out the launch trailer below if you’re not hyped enough yet.

A new trailer of We Happy Few

Straight to the next trailer, because Compulsion Games has released a new video of the highly anticipated We Happy Few. At E3 it was announced that the studio has been bought by Microsoft, but We Happy Few is also coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in addition to the Xbox One. On August 10th.

The new trailer is called Always Be Cheerful: The ABCs of Happiness and is really fun, as you can imagine. In the game, an entire village is on a drug that makes everyone happy. What would happen if you refuse to take those drugs? We Happy Few is going to let you experience it.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

Designer James Ohlen has left Bioware after 22 years

Designer James Ohlen worked at Bioware for 22 years, but now he’s gone, he says on Twitter. He has worked on Anthem (to be released), Dragon Age, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, among others, and was even the lead designer of Baldur’s Gate 1, 2 and Neverwinter Nights. An important person within the developer, who has now left Bioware for good.

Ohlen says he will not sit still and his next project is a pen-and-paper RPG book called Odyssey of the Dragonlords. So it doesn’t seem that he is leaving Bioware because of dissatisfaction, but just wanted to do something else. Good luck, James Ohlen!

The real Yokosuka compared to the Yokosuka from Shenmue 1 and 2

The remasters of the classic games Shenmue 1 and 2 will be released on August 21. In the video below, Sega compares the real Yokosuka with the virtual version in the game. This makes it easy to see how the real city looks on those in the games.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

The remasters are also coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This way you will soon be completely ready for Shenmue 3, which has been in the making for quite some time.

New Rune Story game is coming to Switch

Developer Colopl is working on a new Rune Story for the Switch. Rune Story is the western name for the action-RPG series Shironeko, literally translated ‘White Cat’. The original game appeared on iOS and Android, so apparently the next game in the series is planned for the Switch.

Much more is actually not known yet, only the teaser below and the fact that the game will only be released on the console sometime in 2020. So please be patient.

This means the Season 5 changes for Fortnite

Tired of all that Fortnite news? De Wacht will only spend a very short time on it in this Weekend Watch, we promise. In the video below, design lead Eric Williamson goes through some changes with viewers that have been made with update 5.0, such as changing the shotguns, the behavior of the storm circle and the outfits that can be unlocked with the new Battle Pass. If you have not yet started and are unsure, you may be able to make your choice with the video below.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced

First screenshot of Yo-Kai Watch 4 for the Switch

We already knew Yo-Kai Watch 4 is in the works for Switch, but Level-5 has released a first screenshot of the game that you can admire below. The game will be released in Japan this winter. A release date for the West has not been announced yet, but considering how long it will take for the Yo-Kai Watch games to come to the West on 3DS, we can enjoy this game in 2025.

31 days of Metal Gear art

Yesterday marked the 31st anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise. In 2006 a movie around the Hideo Kojima franchise was also announced, and in 2012 another attempt was made to make a movie. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island fame) was to direct the film.

The fact that he is still busy with Metal Gear is evident from a tweet he posted yesterday in which he revealed that he would share never-before-seen artwork from the franchise every day. And that for a total of 31 days. You can check out the first artwork below. Well and good, but hopefully it means we can expect more about the movie soon. Keep an eye on the director’s Twitter page for more artwork.

Betas for CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale mode announced