Developer: Bluhole Inc.
Release Date: March 23th, 2017
Genre: Action, Massive Multiplayer, Survival, PvP, Violent, Adventure, Early Access
Check this game out, and after it releases if it something you would like to see in TAW fill out the INTEREST FORM.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is currently smashing it on Steam. Right now, it's the best selling game on the platform and one of the most viewed games on Twitch - not bad for a game that's only been in Early Access for less than a week.
Battlegrounds is one of the latest games in the popular Battle Royale genre - inspired by the classic film from director Kinji Fukasaku - but this one comes with a bit of a pedigree; its creator Brendan Greene, a.k.a Player Unknown, was the brains behind the original Battle Royale mods for Arma 2 and Arma 3.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is a competitive survival last man standing shooter. Up to 100 Players are dropped into a fully open 8x8km island, where they must fight each other until only one player/team remains alive. Players begin the match without any items, but can search to find weapons, vehicles, and gear. In order to speed up the match, the battlefield will begin to shrink, forcing players to encounter other hostile players while trying to stay within the shrinking safe area. Apart from solo matches, the game also allows for cooperative play for players to team up into groups of 2 or 4, which is it's own separate mode.
If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries please contact any member of VG staff. If you have interest in this game or any others not in TAW please fill our future games form.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Action, Adventure, Multiplayer, Singleplayer
Right now Ghost Recon Wildlands is in Vanguard under “Horizon Division”, so if you want to have some fun with others you can play Ghost Recon Wildlands there. And if you want to see this game become a permanent part of TAW, then fill out Vanguard’s INTEREST FORM, or talk to any of the Vanguard staff members that you are interested in helping out and being apart of this team.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Staff Needed:
The Ghost Recon Wildland, still have some vacant staff positions to be filled out, if interested, please contact the Vanguard staff.
What is Ghost Recon Wildlands?
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is an open world, tactical shooter utilising a third person perspective with an optional First-person view for gun aiming. Players play as members of the 'Ghosts', a fictional elite special operations unit of the United States Army under the Joint Special Operations Command, similar to real life counterparts DEVGRU and Delta Force. The game will not feature the futuristic setting used in Advanced Warfighter and Future Soldier, but will instead adopt a modern-day setting, similar to the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. As a result, the equipment featured in the game will be based on weapons and gear commonly used by military forces around the world. However, the game will feature some original equipment, such as drones that can be used to tag enemies and show objectives. These drones have limited abilities until upgraded. The game will be the first entry to feature an open world, which includes nine different types of terrain, such as: mountains, forests, desert, salt flats, and will introduce a dynamic weather system as well as a day-night cycle. Completing missions during daytime allows players to spot enemies easily, while completing missions at night grants players a tactical advantage, as the night offers players better concealment. Players are tasked with making observations before carrying out missions. A variety of vehicles, such as dirt bikes, helicopters and dune buggies, will feature in the game. Wildlands will feature side-missions, unlike its predecessors.
Links to the game on various social media and steam:
Release Date: February 17, 20107
Genre: Action, Multiplayer, Medieval, PvP, 3rd Person.
For Honor hits Tier 2:
We in Vanguard are excited to announce that For Honor has reached Tier 2, that means that For Honor now has opened their doors for internal transfers. If you would like to transfer to For Honor or attend events with the team, feel free to join them in their channels in Vanguard
Current Event Days:
NA Mandatory Training: Sundays 8PM EST
EU Mandatory Training: Sundays 8PM GMT
What is For Honor?
For Honor is an action fighting game set during a medieval period inspired fantasy setting. Players can play as a character from three different factions, namely The Legion, The Chosen, and The Warborn. The three factions represent knights, samurai, and Vikings, respectively. Each faction has four classes. The Vanguard class is described as "well-balanced" and has excellent offense and defense. The Assassin class is fast and efficient in dueling enemies, but the class deals much less damage to enemies. The Heavies are more resistant to damages and are suitable for holding capture points, though their attacks are slow. The last class, known as "Hybrids", are a combination of the three types, and is capable of using uncommon skills.
Welcome to March’s On The Horizon post. On The Horizon is a monthly blog that focuses on select games Vanguard is interested in spinning up. This month's list of games features some newer games with a mix of some older titles.
If you would like see any of these games in TAW, or any other game not listed here please fill out the Future Game List.
Contact the Vanguard Staff if you have any questions about these games or any not on this list.
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has one to four players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to push a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. The game includes single-player and multiplayer modes which can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows versions, as well as cross-play between Xbox One and Windows versions. Rocket League has been critically praised, earning a number of industry awards, and saw more than six million sales and at least 18 million unique players a year after its release. Rocket League has also been adopted as an eSport, with professional players participating through ESL and Major League Gaming.
ARK Survival Evolved
As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing & starving on a mysterious island, you must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, & build shelters to survive. Use skill & cunning to kill, tame, breed, & ride Dinosaurs & primeval creatures living on ARK, and team up with hundreds of players or play locally!
Blackwake is a multiplayer naval FPS focused on teamwork and cooperation. Fire the cannons, sink enemy ships or board them with firearms and steel. Man the cannons and fire off coordinated broadsides with other players to sink the opposing ship. You will fight as a crew of up to 16 real players on a ship led by another player that has been voted as captain. Modes can have up to 54 players in a battle. Name your ship, change its colors and make it known in tales told. Change your appearance and outfits to display your skill, time played and persistence as a fellow crewman.
Cloud Pirates is an action MMO in which you fire your cannons to crush the enemy in fast-paced aerial battles! Take command of your own pirate airship, equip it with cutting edge weaponry and blast your enemies from the skies. Unlock and upgrade more than 25 airships and battle in 4 exciting game modes. Each airship performs differently, and a well-balanced squad is the key to victory. As you progress, you’ll upgrade your airship and its crew and learn new tactics.
This game's setting takes place two years after Kiwami. Demons have engulfed all of Nakatsu Kuni with a peculiar miasma, and the Slayers are expected to combat the threat. Somewhere within the world lies a dark secret and a giant threat from the Meiji period.
The protagonist for this game is a Slayer who fought in the defenses of the "Awakening". They wandered into a dimensional portal during the fighting and emerged into the current setting as an amnesic at Mahoroba Village, a village west of Utakata that was surrounded by a mysterious power during the "Awakening".
Friday The 13th
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you. Friday the 13th: The Game will strive to give every single player the tools to survive, escape or even try to take down the man who cannot be killed. Each and every gameplay session will give you an entirely new chance to prove if you have what it takes not only to survive, but to best the most prolific killer in cinema history, a slasher with more kills than any of his rivals!
Albion Online is a new and exciting sandbox MMORPG that will take you to a medieval world full of adventures. Explore and conquer a vast, rich world filled with dangers, join forces with thousands of other players and make this adventure your own. It's a classless cross platform MMORPG that allows for endless possibilities. Across 800 different territories guilds can engage in PvP for control of the world.
Osiris: New Dawn
Osiris: New Dawn is set in the year 2046, in which humans are starting to venture into interplanetary travel. The player is sent to the Gliese 581 system by the United Nations of Earth (U.N.E.) as a member of the second colonization team. The team is sent out to study the planets to see if they are habitable. The spacecraft malfunctions due to the light speed travel and crashes onto a deserted planet, which becomes the player's starting planet. In order to survive, the player must build a base while trying to prevail over the "unpredictable weather conditions".
Beat gravity into submission in LawBreakers, an exhilarating new first-person shooter where even the laws of physics can be shattered, creating unprecedented gravity-based combat across a bloody rebuilt American landscape.
Developer: Psyonix, Inc.
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Genre: Action, Indie, Racing, Sports
Right now Rocket League is in Vanguard under “Game Testing Channel”, so if you want to have some fun with others you can play Rocket League there. And if you want to see this game become a permanent part of TAW, then fill out Vanguard’s INTEREST FORM, or talk to any of the Vanguard staff members that you are interested in helping out and being apart of this team.
Rocket League Mandatories:
Mandatories will be divided on skill grouping and ranked play. 3v3’s, 2v2’s etc.
There will also be trainings where we focus on aerial flying and how to master that kind of flying to score a goal.
Other trainings will be focused on having fun, playing games like rumble, hockey and hoops.
We are also going to set up a in house tournament as in 3v3’s or 4v4’s amongst TAW members.
What is Rocket League?
Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has one to four players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to push a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. The game includes single-player and multiplayer modes which can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows versions, as well as cross-play between Xbox One and Windows versions.
Rocket League has been critically praised, earning a number of industry awards, and saw more than six million sales and at least 18 million unique players a year after its release. Rocket League has also been adopted as an eSport, with professional players participating through ESL and Major League Gaming, along with Psyonix's own Rocket League Championship Series.
Awesome features include:
All-new Season Mode that allows players to enjoy a full single-player experience
Extensive Battle-Car customizations with more than 10 billion possible combinations
Unlockable items and vehicles, stat tracking, leaderboards, and more
Addictive 8-player online action with a variety of different team sizes and configurations
Amazing 2-, 3-, and 4-player split screen mode that can be played locally or taken online against other splitscreen players
Broadcast-quality replays that allow you to fast forward, rewind, or view the action from anywhere in the arena
Competitive cross-platform gameplay with PlayStation®4 users
ARK: Survival Evolved
Developer: Studio Wildcard
Release Date: June 03, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, Massively Multiplayer, RPG
What is ARK: Survival Evolved?
As a man or woman stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on the unforgiving shores of a mysterious island called ARK, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride the plethora of leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements and store valuables, all while teaming up with (or preying upon) hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!
The game's world, known as the "Ark", is approximately 48 km2 (19 sq mi) in size: there is approximately 36 km2 (14 sq mi) of land with 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) of ocean. To build a base, players must gain structure components—such as floors, doors and windows built with the resources littered throughout the world—which are earned as they progress and gain levels. These components can be crafted and placed in the world.
Why early access?
ARK: Survival Evolved has sold massively well for a game that isn't even finished. It has over ninety thousand reviews on Steam. The game is currently in 'Early Access' on Steam, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and PlayStation 4 with continually new updates in the open-world dinosaur survival game.