New Content, New Battles, and New Rewards Are Yours in Battlefield V

Ready to face intense challenges in Battlefield V? Today’s your lucky day, Tides of War Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes has arrived. What is the Tides of War? It’s the grand journey you and your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles take through World War II. Each Chapter introduces additional gameplay, improvements, and battlefields – all entirely free for Battlefield V players. Want to find out more? Read on.

What You Can Play Now

Dive right into weekly events and challenges starting today. They’re a great way to rank up, skill up, and earn rewards. Hit the battlefield regularly to get XP and work towards a unique Chapter rank, then unlock weapons, skins, Company Coin (Battlefield V’s in-game currency), and more. There’s something new to do every week, so don’t miss out.

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

Next, we’re introducing a more intense and fast-paced version of the iconic Conquest mode, called Squad Conquest. This mode will only be available during Chapter 2, so don’t miss out. Two squads per team (16 players total) fight for map domination – defenders must maintain control of all the flags; otherwise, they’ll lose the ability to respawn and risk having their entire team wiped out. Join the battle and discover if you can survive this frenzied experience.

What’s Coming Soon

Looking for a great way to get the hang of Battlefield V combat while your buddies watch your six? The new co-op mode, Combined Arms, lets you squad up with three friends to take on a series of Combat Strike missions across several maps. Set your difficulty level as you attempt a surgical strike on a single objective against a variety of challenging AI opponents. It’s an excellent way for new players to work on their skills and learn how to play each of the Classes, or for vets to challenge themselves on hardcore mode.

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

Then, the ultimate multiplayer experience expands with a historic new Grand Operation. Grand Operations let players join in massive battles across multiple modes, in-game days, and maps. In Chapter 2, it’s May of 1940, and Axis forces are rumbling toward the city of Hannut in Belgium. The might of the fierce Panzer divisions will test the strength and courage of Allied defenses as they attempt to hold their ground. In the end, only one team will be left standing.

What’s Next

Tank drivers may have had the upper hand so far, but Chapter 2 introduces Tank Hunter vehicles like the Mosquito, the Archer Tank, and the Sturmgeschütz. These deadly vehicles will change the balance of power on the battlefield. The hunter will soon become the prey.

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

And Battlefield veterans will be excited to see the return of a classic 16 vs. 16 mode, first introduced in Battlefield: Bad Company. Rush mode is back, but only for a limited time during Lightning Strikes. Attackers must arm bombs with limited respawns to accomplish their mission; meanwhile, defenders have unlimited respawns to try and stop them. It’s challenging, intense, and coming soon to a battlefield near you.

The War Goes On

Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes isn’t the end of your World War II journey, not by a long shot. Your battlefield will continue to evolve over time, introducing new gameplay, new experiences, an expanding world, and game improvements. Don’t miss a single challenge, unlock, or incredible mode – enlist today and start building your Company and leading your squad to victory.

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

Battlefield V - Chapter 2

For all the latest Battlefield V news on Xbox One, keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire.

Battlefield V is available now on Xbox One, enhanced for Xbox One X, on the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.

New Preview Delta Ring 1902 Build – 1/17/2019

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190113-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

 

System

  • Dashboard optimization on Home.
  • Attract mode performance fixes.
  • Localization fixes.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/16/2019

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190113-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

 

System

  • Dashboard optimization on Home.
  • Attract mode performance fixes.
  • Localization fixes.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

New Preview Delta Ring 1902 Build – 1/15/2019

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190110-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

Mouse

  • Framework changes to the mouse feature set for future work.

 My Games and Apps

  • Performance fixes to improve the collection speed.

System

  • Performance Fixes to improve the system stability.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps:

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha Ring 1904 Build – 1/14/2019

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190111-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.   For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.

 

Fixes:

 

My Games and Apps

System

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and base operating system framework updates.

 

Known Issues:

Dashboard – Blank Tabs

  • We are aware that some users are seeing Dashboard tabs not loading console on boot. Please file feedback ASAP when you see this so we can continue to investigate.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

Skype

  • We are aware of an issue with skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crash skype.

 

This Week on Xbox: January 11, 2019

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Black Desert Arrives on Xbox One March 4, Pre-order Today
In Black Desert we want our players to make new homes in a world that we have created, and we’ve been working hard on ensuring that the world feels like a living, breathing experience that players can truly immerse themselves in. Today, we’re delighted to announce that Black Desert will arrive on Xbox One March 4… Read more

Absolver Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass
Since Absolver was first announced in 2016, the Xbox community has asked our small team at Sloclap to bring our melee combat adventure to their favored platform and we’re happy to do finally do so! The gang here are Sloclap are thrilled to be launching Absolver on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass and share our work and the world… Read more

Embark on a Journey into the Unknown with the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle
The post-apocalyptic saga that began with Metro 2033 and continued into Metro: Last Light returns to Xbox One this February in Metro Exodus. Debuting today, the story trailer for Metro Exodus teases what’s ahead as you flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey to…. Read more

A Look Ahead: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
With 2018 behind us, we here at Xbox Wire decided that now would be the perfect time to start looking ahead to some of the big games coming out in 2019. There are already a lot of them on the books, many of which will be coming out during the first few months of the year. While there’s already a decent amount of info on these titles… Read more

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Looking Back Hero Image

Looking Back on a Banner Year for Xbox and a Glimpse at What’s Ahead
Happy New Year to the Xbox community! We have so much good stuff on deck for 2019 and can’t wait to jump in and share more. But first: Let’s take a quick look in the rear view. Some of the most visionary developers unfurled some of their best and most enduring worlds yet, and players came together from around the world… Read more

Arena Brawler Hyper Jam Coming Soon to Xbox One
It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to finally announce that our neon-soaked arena brawler Hyper Jam will launch February 12 on Xbox One. The inspiration for Hyper Jam came from many different sources spanning music, film, art and other games, which have all come together to make the game… Read more

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ID@Xbox Artistic Adventure Sale Hero Image

Grab Your Gear: It’s Time for the Artistic Adventure Sale
We made it through the holidays, but our journey has just begun. From now through January 14 you can save up to 75% on 50 beautiful adventure games in the second annual ID@Xbox Artistic Adventure Sale. Dust off your traveling cloak and get ready to power up, score loot, or explore the skies with some of these favorites… Read more

The Valkyrie Class is Available Now in TERA on Xbox One
Calling all combatants! Starting today, TERA’s already intense action combat is ratcheting up a notch with the release of a new playable class: the valkyrie. The secret protectors of the castanic race, valkyries have emerged from seclusion to protect the Valkyon Federation at its time of greatest need… Read more

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Xbox Game Pass Quests Hero Image

Xbox Game Pass: Play the Games You Love and Get Microsoft Rewards Points
Happy New Year, fellow gamers! We’re excited to kick off 2019 with seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests! Members can earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points by playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. It’s easy to rack up points that you can spend towards your membership or DLC for your favorite games… Read more

King Arthur Brings Mythical Combat to Smite: Battleground of the Gods
King Arthur is a symbol of destiny, royalty, and leadership. Although the story has been told differently, a few things always stay true. Destined to be king from a young age, he triumphs over any challenges along the way. Creating an era of peace in the Kingdom of Camelot by uniting a war-torn country, he fights alongside… Read more

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CES 2019 Hero Image

Hot New Portable Gaming Notebooks Highlight CES 2019
For gamers who want to see a preview of the best hardware and software advances in PC gaming to watch out for in 2019, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great place to kick off the new year. Microsoft’s device partners were on hand this week showing off innovative notebooks, eye-popping visual styling… Read more

3 Tips to Make You a Better Robot in Aftercharge
Hey, Xbox fans! My name’s David, I’m one of the co-founder of Chainsawesome Games as well as the game designer / gameplay programmer on pretty much everything we do. The whole team here is psyched to be releasing Aftercharge to the Xbox community today. Building that game from prototype to full release… Read more

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Xbox MVP Hero Image

Celebrating the Best of the Xbox Community with the New Xbox MVP Site
From the world’s most powerful console with Xbox One X, to the most advanced multiplayer network with Xbox Live, Xbox is one of the best places to play today’s hottest games with a fantastic gaming community. The Xbox MVPs play an important role within the Xbox community, and with the launch of the new website… Read more

Rock Band DLC Bundles Now Available on Xbox One
Rock Band 4 is a celebration of music and rock and roll culture. The game comes with a top-notch selection of songs you can play, and with the Rivals expansion, you get access to an additional 44 free songs. But for the true music gaming aficionados out there, the real magic of Rock Band comes from the unparalleled DLC catalog… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox - Hero Image

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for January 15 to 18
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to… Read more

Rock Band DLC Bundles Now Available on Xbox One

Rock Band 4 is a celebration of music and rock and roll culture. The game comes with a top-notch selection of songs you can play, and with the Rivals expansion, you get access to an additional 44 free songs. But for the true music gaming aficionados out there, the real magic of Rock Band comes from the unparalleled DLC catalog; a collection of over 2,000 songs from across the world of music – from the heaviest of metal to top forty hits. Now, for the first time, players can get their hands on new music through 4 special bundles, each designed for a unique audience.

Rock Band Hits

Amongst the largest bundles we’ve ever assembled, the Rock Band Hits bundle features 25 selections from our DLC catalog, featuring fan favorites including Boston – “More Than a Feeling”, The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”, Toto – “Africa”, and more.

Guitar Glory Pack

The Guitar Glory Pack includes 18 selections tailored for the guitar enthusiasts out there.  It includes Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”, Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”, Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” and more.

Grab The Mic Pack

For the singers in the band, the Grab The Mic Pack features 12 of the best sing-along songs in the Rock Band DLC catalog, including: Otis Redding – (Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay”, The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”, Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and more.

DLC Sampler Pack

The smallest and most affordable of the featured packs, the DLC Sampler features a fun mix of 9 songs you are sure to recognize, including Harvey Danger – “Flagpole Sitta”, Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn”, Violent Femmes – “Blister in the Sun” and others.

It goes without saying that Rock Band 4 dials up the fun when you are playing songs you love and we hope that these bundles serve as a welcome introduction to the wide world of Rock Band DLC.

Celebrating the Best of the Xbox Community with the New Xbox MVP Site

From the world’s most powerful console with Xbox One X, to the most advanced multiplayer network with Xbox Live, Xbox is one of the best places to play today’s hottest games with a fantastic gaming community. The Xbox MVPs play an important role within the Xbox community, and with the launch of the new website, we’re putting an even brighter spotlight on these amazing gamers.

The Xbox MVP award recognizes gamers for doing something extraordinary within the gaming community. From running major charity organizations like Gamers Outreach, to solo efforts working to make gaming more inclusive for everyone, Xbox MVPs hope to be an inspiration to the broader gaming community. Each year, Xbox MVPs are invited to Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA to engage directly with teams at Xbox to help shape the future of gaming by giving feedback on unreleased products, games, and services.  From games like Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 to services like Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox MVPs have been able to use their expertise to be the voice of the gamer in the development process.

Meet the Xbox MVPs

We’re making it easier than ever to spotlight Xbox MVPs so you can get to know them better. From learning about their interests and efforts they’re leading, to connecting with them directly, the Xbox MVP profiles showcase these gamers and the great things that they do. Want to find an MVP that speaks a certain language? You can do that, too. Want to find an MVP that hosts a podcast? There’s a way to filter the roster. Click here to check out our awesome Xbox MVPs.

Collaborate with Xbox MVPs

Whether you’re on a team at Microsoft that needs feedback, a professional in the gaming industry, or a gamer who would love to team up with an Xbox MVP to work on a great idea, we’ve created a universal way to get in touch with and work alongside the Xbox MVP Program. With just one click you can contact the Xbox MVP team to utilize the diverse roster of Xbox MVPs for your project.

Nominate a new Xbox MVP

One question we see often from Xbox gamers is, “What makes someone deserving of the Xbox MVP Award” We believe that gamers know gamers best, and that’s why we look to them to nominate new Xbox MVPs. When thinking about nominating a gamer there’s really one question to ask yourself. Does the gamer exemplify and encourage a positive experience on Xbox and in their daily lives?”

Our main goal has always been to be as open-minded as possible when considering new Xbox MVPs, and we’re excited to see diversity in the gamers you nominate to be part of the Xbox MVP program. Nominate gamers today.

With the launch of the new Xbox MVP website we’re thrilled to provide a better spotlight on the Xbox MVP Award recipients and use them as inspiration for new and different ways for every Xbox gamer to become more involved. The Xbox MVPs are laser-focused on continuing to ensure that Xbox is a fun and positive place to play.

Join the Cuisine Royale Closed Beta on Xbox One 1/10 – 1/31!

**UPDATE 1/10/19 10:30 AM PT**: We’re investigating an issue which causes users to encounter the error “Login failed (auth error): Fail” when launching the game. We’re investigating this issue and working to resolve it as soon as possible, and have disabled the playtest in the Xbox Insider Hub until this is resolved. Thank you for your patience!

This week we’re excited to invite all Xbox Insiders on Xbox One to participate in the Closed Beta for Cuisine Royale! The Cuisine Royale Closed Beta begins on 1/10 and ends on 1/31. There’s limited space available for this Closed Beta, so please follow the steps under HOW TO PARTICIPATE to join in now.

Cuisine Royale is an all-kitchen-warfare Battle Royale game with the most honest system for Loot Boxes ever. It’s made by developers of squad based MMO shooter Enlisted and is completely free.

In battles, you get ingredients that are used for “cooking” new suites, masks, gestures and other cosmetic items that don’t influence your combat effectiveness.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1. On your Xbox One console, sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (or install the Xbox Insider Hub app from the Store first if necessary).
2. From the main landing page, navigate to Insider content > Games > Cuisine Royale.
3. Select Join.
4. Wait for the registration to complete (Pending will disappear) to be redirected to the Store and install Cuisine Royale!

NOTE: Space is limited for the Cuisine Royale Closed Beta, and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Submit feedback, suggestions, and issues you encounter via Report a problem (hold down the Xbox button on the controller and select Report a problem from the power menu).

Thanks for being an Xbox Insider!

Xbox Game Pass: Play the Games You Love and Get Microsoft Rewards Points

Happy New Year, fellow gamers!

We’re excited to kick off 2019 with seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests! Members can earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points by playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. It’s easy to rack up points that you can spend towards your membership or DLC for your favorite games — just play the games you love and watch your rewards grow.

How does it work?

Head to the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One console to check out your quests. Members in the United States who complete their quests will earn Microsoft Rewards points. If you are not already a Microsoft Rewards member, you will be prompted to sign up on your Xbox One.

Track your progress on Xbox One

It is easy to track your progress. Just open the Microsoft Rewards app on your Xbox and check your quests. Your quest progress will update as you complete your quests.

What games can I play?

For the first time ever, you can earn points playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. Complete up to seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests before February 3 and earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points:

  • Extraction Expert: Complete two specific extraction achievements in Tom Clancy’s The Division to get up to 200 points. You earn points with each achievement. Complete this before January 31.
  • Metro Redux: Play Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to complete four specific achievements and get up to 200 points. You earn points with each achievement.
  • Adventurer: Bring out your inner adventurer and get up to 200 points when you complete two specific achievements in Strange Brigade. You earn points with each achievement.
  • Achievement Hunter: Get points with your first achievement and continue to complete up to 21 achievements in any combination of Xbox Game Pass games to get a maximum of 600 points.
  • Genre Explorer: Get 300 points when you complete an achievement in three games from different genres.
  • Play something new: Complete an achievement in a Xbox Game Pass title that was added in December to get 100 points.
  • Quest Master: Complete all Xbox Game Pass quests to get an additional 500 points.

Check your Xbox One console for more details on each of the quests.

Stay tuned for new Xbox Game Pass quests

We’ll have new quests lined up every month and will unlock the next set of quests on February 4. So, stay tuned in the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One.

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to explore and play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first full month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For more information, please visit https://www.xbox.com/xbox-game-pass/quests