Ubisoft is releasing a brand new update for Ghost Recon Wildlands next week and it will include a brand new PvE mode.
Additionally, time of day for solo campaigns, new content for PvP players, more community-requested features, a free pack for those who have a Year 2 pass, and more.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 4
- PvE Mode and Reward: Special Operation 4 contains a brand new PvE mode that will test your endurance. Upon completing the mode for the first time, you will receive an outfit set.
- PvP Class and Maps: Another soldier is ready to join the fight. Ghost War will get one additional class, as well as two new maps.
- Year 2 Pass: Year 2 Pass holders will get a free pack containing customization items and a weapon, as well as early, direct access to the new Ghost War class starting on February 27 for one week.
- Time of Day for Solo Campaign Mode: Players will now be able to change their Time of Day via a new setting option in solo campaign mode and solo Ghost Mode.
- Battle Crate Update: We will be moving all Voice Lines and a selection of Emotes from Battle Crates to Prestige Crates.
- Prestige Crate Update: Drop rates modified to be more generous for higher rarity items.
- Custom Match Browser: You will be able to create and browse custom matches based on your selected criteria.
- Challenges: We are moving from Challenge Seasons to a selection of Daily Challenges (three Solo, one Task Force, and one Community Challenge) with increased Prestige Credit rewards.
- Challenge Rewards: Completing a certain number a Daily Challenges per week will grant you additional rewards, such as Prestige Crates and a Battle Crate.
- PvP Events: Two new Events added to the pool.
More details will become available as we get closer to launch on February 27th.
FTC Cracking Down on Streamers
The Federal Trade Commission is looking into streamers who may have violated their rules and regulations and could be facing action for non-compliance, according to Gamactica.
The FTC is specifically looking at streamers who have not handled advertisements and sponsorships properly, and according to the report, a crackdown could be on the horizon.
“There are a lot of legal issues with celebrity streamers” attorney Stephen McArthur said. “These streamers NEED to make advertisement disclosures via the FTC guidelines. They should always use #ad hashtags. But they often fail. For example, Nina was paid $1 million to stream Apex for one evening and never disclosed it pursuant to the FTC endorsement guidelines. The FTC has their eyes on streamers are will start cracking down harshly soon.”
With the amount of cash flowing in the rising streaming industry, the FTC is now taking notice and, soon, necessary action.
“Video game streamers are absolutely on the FTC’s radar right now. If a streamer is paid to play, then they must disclose that with an #ad or #sponsored hashtag in a conspicuous place during the stream. Sponsorships is interpreted broadly by the FTC. If you received a free Steam key to play a game for free, then that required the #ad hashtag.”
Let’s face it, there is a boatload of money up for grabs in the industry and mainstream streamer such as Ninja are raking in millions for their streaming efforts.
Now, the onus is on streamers to get their act together to protect their brand and comply with FTC rules and regulations.
“Compliance is easy. Get in the habit of using the “#ad” hashtag on photographs, streams. Tweets, etc. This is effective to avoid FTC liability, McArthur advises.
“If you’re ever not sure whether or not you should disclose something, the streamer should ask herself “Would the viewer want to know this?” If the answer is “yes”, then they should disclose it pursuant to FTC rules.”
Overwatch Workshop Now Available
Following a month or so of testing, the Overwatch Workshop is now available and live for all players.
The new Workshop will allow players to create entirely new game modes, modify behaviour of heroes or weapons, change the camera perspective, along with the ability to make subtle balance changes, and more complex, script-based tweaks as well.
The Division 2 Dark Hours Raid Difficulty Will Not Be Adjusted
For now, the difficulty of the Division 2 Dark Hours raid will not be adjusted by developer Massive.
The Division 2’s first raid, Dark Hours,recently launched with a lot of controversy due to the immense difficulty.
“We’ve heard rumours about us changing the raid difficulty… there are currently no plans to change that,” community developer Chris Gansler said during this week’s State of the Game developer stream . “We know the raid is harder on consoles, but we are happy with where we’re at.”
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