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Rock Band Rivals Apple Music Takeover

The Rock Band 4 team is mixing things up this holiday, partnering with Apple Music for a special four week season that will feature music from some of our favorite Apple Music playlists. Each week features a different playlist, with a great selection of new DLC to choose from. All Rock Band Rivals crews will start the season in Gold, giving everyone a jump start on their quest for Bloodstone.  The Apple Music takeover kicks off on Thanksgiving, a perfect time to pull your crew together and rally with friends and family. 

The Beat Goes On

Rock Band 4 celebrated its 4th birthday in October with a game update and some free DLC. Since our original launch in 2015, we’ve added new modes, online play, the Rivals expansion and regular DLC releases, with well over 2,000 songs in our DLC store. Also, we’ve got a couple of brand-new DLC packs – Rock Band Hits Pack 1, 2, and 3 — available that feature some of the most popular songs from our catalog, like “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas, “Buddy Holly” by Weezer, and “Africa” by Toto. They are great, one-click options to build out your library.

Rock Band Rivals

Find Your Crew

The Rock Band community is alive and well, and actively competing week over week in Rivals mode. Rivals challenges focus play on specific challenge themes making for regular fun and competitive play. For those of you in crews, we hope you enjoy the Apple Music takeover.  For those of you on the sidelines waiting for your chance to get in, go get it!

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Astro and Gears Esports Team Up for 2019/20 Season and Launch Astro Battles Series

Building on from a successful 2018/19, Astro Gaming and Gears Esports have expanded their partnership with Astro becoming the Official Audio Partner of Gears Esports across the full 2019/20 season. The agreement will see Astro’s industry leading audio equipment being used across all four Gears Esports Majors, including the inaugural Gears World Championships, as well as across the Gears Unlimited and Gears Pro League Live content series.

“Astro has been a great partner across previous seasons of Gears Esports and we’re delighted to build on that for Gears 5. Now, as well as having Astro’s top class audio equipment and expertise at our events, we’ll also benefit from that across all of our content series,” said Dana Sissons, Director of Communications, The Coalition.

Every Gears 5 Esports Major LAN will feature the new Astro TR Main Stage Audio System on stage to help competitors block out distractions and communicate with their team. In addition to providing an improved audio experience, Astro will be adding more prizing and new opportunities for Pro and Amateur players.

In addition, Astro will launch the Astro Battles League powered by Beyond Entertainment.

The Astro Battles 2v2 League is an official 2v2 tournament series that will reward over $20,000 in prizing and seed players for the hugely popular 2v2 LAN events at every Gears Esports Major. The Astro Battles 2v2 League will kick off at the San Diego Major at the Town and Country Resort from December 6-8, 2019.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Microsoft, The Coalition and Gears of War. By offering the community a premium audio experience and creating exciting new ways to earn cash, aspiring athletes will be able to find new teammates and have a chance to make a career in Gears Esports,” said Cole Lovelady, Head of Global Esports.

To discover more about the partnership, see episode two of the Gears Unlimited series on the Gears of War YouTube channel.

If you would like to learn more about the Astro Battles 2v2 League, check out the Astro Battles Announcement and sign up for your free account with Beyond Entertainment.

To stay updated on all future developments on the partnership and the Astro Battles series, follow @EsportsGears, @AstroGaming and @TeamBeyondnet on Twitter. For the latest on Gears, stay tuned to Xbox Wire.

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The Design Process Behind Story of a Gladiator, Available Now on Xbox One

Summary

  • The very first idea of the game was to make a simple 1v1 icon game with some turn-based combat
  • We kept adding more characters and races in the arena, so it resembles more closely gladiatorial times in ancient Rome
  • The design process was long, and we had to change direction multiple times in order to deliver the final version

Story of a Gladiator is an arena beat ’em up where you take the role of a man in search of his destiny, only to find it in the sands of the colosseum.

The very first idea of the game was to make a simple 1v1 icon game with some turn-based combat. It was a simple screen of two characters taking turns at attacking each other. After further thinking, we realized that the game would look a lot better if it had some real characters instead of icons — along with some background arena — which lead to the concept of a gladiator arena game.

Story of a Gladiator

Once we had some characters and background it was easier to do some turn-based combat simulation. Each team would select a character to make an action and then it would carry on until all characters made an action before a turn was completed.

Story of a Gladiator

A new arena concept was created again to better resemble the roman times with a single character, a crowd and the local magistrate watching.

Story of a Gladiator

The turn-based combat system was very basic, so we decided to improve it and add more skills and abilities for each character giving them more options each turn.

Story of a Gladiator

We kept adding more characters and races in the arena, so it resembles more closely gladiatorial times in ancient Rome. However somewhere around there we realized that the characters felt a little strange not moving. It felt like they could so much more but instead they were stuck in this turn-based system.

Story of a Gladiator

The arena only had a horizontal axis of movement. This meant that to if we were to make an action game out of it, it would have to be something like a 1v1 brawler. In a gladiator arena you would expect multiples gladiators fighting around so we decided to add a vertical axis instead that was a bit like the older beat ’em ups like Double Dragon and Streets of Rage. We made a quick test to see how this would play out.

Story of a Gladiator

It was quickly realized this was the way forward. The
characters could finally use their legs and move around instead of being rooted
in their turn-based positions. This also meant from controlling a group of turn
based gladiators you are now controlling 1 gladiator. The game felt exciting, easier
to play and more fluid even with just a simple hit and move combat system. It
was exactly how you would want to fight as a gladiator in an arena.

Now that we had an arena with 2 axis, we needed to bring back some ideas from the previous concepts such as the crowd and the walls. We also decided to add a small battle intro where your gladiator would enter the arena from the left in the cheer of the crowd and sound of trumpets.

Story of a Gladiator

We wanted a crowd from all directions including the bottom so that it feels like you in the center of attention. Some new things were also added like bazar feeling as this was a small arena in a province where the streets, market and arena were a bit mixed.

Story of a Gladiator

We kept working on several revisions of the arena in order to give it a more natural look with better depth and angles and one of the last concepts was the following arena.

Story of a Gladiator

It lacked something that we couldn’t conceptualize at the time. We took a break from designing arenas and focused on creating more characters instead. That helped refresh as our mind as a few weeks later we came back and designed from scratch an entirely new arena which made it to the final version of the game.

Story of a Gladiator

At this stage the game direction seemed very clear as what
the final version would be like like. We now had everything we needed to finish
the game.

Overall, we are very pleased with how the game turned out.
It is realistic, physical, tactical and has lots of action. It has all the
elements you would expect from a gladiator arena game.

Story of a Gladiator

The design process was long, and we had to change direction
multiple times in order to deliver the final version. Now pick up your sword
and shield and enter the arena to become champion!

The arena awaits you, gladiator!

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.191124-2300)

Hey Alpha Skip Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19032.1205.191124-2300). Keep reading for more details.

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19032.1205.191124-2300
  • Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – November 26, 2019
  • Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – November 27, 2019

System Update

System Update

Fixes for Alpha Skip Ahead

We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build:

Disney+

  • Fixed an issue where users experienced playback buffering issues while watching content.

System

  • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.

Xbox Insider Release Notes

Xbox Insider Release Notes

Known Issues for Alpha Skip Ahead

We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These issues aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution. We appreciate your patience at this time!

Audio

  • Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations.
    • Workaround: Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per pixel (10-bit) or lower.

Home

  • Users have reported that the dashboard is unresponsive to controller input on boot.
    • Workaround: Perform a hard restart of the console (hold the power button for 5-10 seconds) to resolve the issue.

Home (Experiment)

  • Users may see the images for ads on the dashboard looking cropped or cutoff.

Plex App

  • Users have reported playback is buffering constantly while streaming content.
    • Note: Please ensure you are running the latest version of the app before submitting feedback.

 AppSettings

  • Some users have reported that 3D display mode is not working with supported content.

 Profile Color

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

Are you not seeing your issue listed above? Make sure to use Report a problem to keep us informed of your issue. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but the data we’ll gather is crucial to finding a resolution.

Learn more about feedback and how each ring is differentiated in the following links:

For more information regarding the Xbox Insider Program follow us on Twitter and join the community subreddit for support and updates. Keep an eye on future Xbox Insider Release Notes for more information regarding your Xbox One Update Preview ring!

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Ranked Battles and More in World of Warships: Legends on Xbox One

Summary

  • The November update is packed with player-driven content including Ranked Battles, new maps, and UI improvements
  • Ranked Battles provide players with new opportunities for even more intense and competitive battles
  • Black Friday events include Black Edition ships, Premium time, and tons of other items on sale

World of Warships: Legends is releasing Ranked Battles and more! The November update is packed with player-driven content including Ranked Battles, new maps, and UI improvements. Of course, there are Black Friday events ready to go with Black Edition ships, Premium time, and tons of other items are on sale for the event. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s get started.

Ranked Battles provide players with new opportunities for even more intense and competitive battles. By adding substantial rewards for participating in the Ranked sprints, every match has an impact. Players can earn unique camos, premium time, patch parts, and more just by making their way through the ranks. Ranked Battles will be defined by intense 7v7 matches with high stakes. It is possible to lose ranking; however, some ranks will act as milestones that cannot be lost. Each time a player wins a Ranked battle, they will earn a star towards achieving the next rank — but if they lose a battle, they lose a star. Every battle has an impact in Ranked, go out there and climb to the top!

There are two sprints of Ranked Battles planned. The first one features Tier V ships; the second will feature Tier IV ships. These competitive battles will test the skill of players, ranging from preparing their ships and commanders to destroying their enemies. It’s sink or swim in these Ranked sprints, make it to the top for the best loot and the prestige of standing among the best!

The update is just in time for Black Friday! World of Warships: Legends will have an epic sale and some exclusive deals to celebrate. Notably, there will be three Black Edition ships on sale for a discounted price compared to their regular counterparts. Selected from the most popular premium ships, the three Black Edition ships are the Warspite B, Scharnhorst B, and the Atlanta B. These “Black Edition” ships have a sleek, jet-black skin that make them stand out on the high seas (or disappear at night)! 

The
Warspite B is a Tier V battleship armed with accurate and powerful 15-inch guns.
She is a reliable battleship with good all-around characteristics. Scharnhorst
B is rather different, she is an up-close brawler armed with Torpedoes and
rapid-fire guns. This layout gives Scharnhorst B a satisfying high-risk
high-reward playstyle! The Atlanta B is the unique one of the bunch. The Atlanta
was the reward for completing the first campaign and is known for being covered
in dual 5-inch gun turrets. Her guns are bound to start fires on any
unfortunate enemies!

Black
Friday will also bring deals on other premium ships, various items bundles
in-game, and it’s the best time of the year to purchase premium account! Players
that participate in Ranked Battles and the celebratory events will also receive
the Black Friday Containers, which have a good chance of getting one of the
Black Edition ships!

The Mercenaries & Legends Bundle is also still available! This cross-promotional deal with World of Tanks: Mercenaries features eight heavily armored war machines at an unbeatable value.

Apart
from these major additions, there are also a bunch of player-driven changes.
Notably, a filter in the port! This will help players organize their fleet by
their favorite ships, Nation, Tier, or ship class. Also, there were some large
balance changes: Tirpitz and Vanguard received improved citadel protection, and
some other German battleships had their maneuverability decreased. Three new
maps are appearing as well, bringing players to new locations! Plenty of small
changes to improve the experience in-game are here as well.

It’s a
lot for November, but there’s even more to come in December!

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.191122-0424)

Hey Alpha Skip Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19031.1201.191122-0424). Keep reading for more details.

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19031.1201.191122-0424 
  • Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – November 23, 2019
  • Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – November 24, 2019

System Update

System Update

Fixes for Alpha Skip Ahead

We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build:

Games

  • Users will no longer encounter a black/blank screen with audio playback when launching games.

Home

  • Fixed an issue where users could not select items in content blocks on the dashboard.

System

  • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.

Xbox Insider Release Notes

Xbox Insider Release Notes

Known Issues for Alpha Skip Ahead

We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These issues aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution. We appreciate your patience at this time!

Audio

  • Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations.
    • Workaround: Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per pixel (10-bit) or lower.

Disney+ App

  • Users have reported playback is buffering while streaming content.

Home

  • Users have reported that the dashboard is unresponsive to controller input on boot.
    • Workaround: Perform a hard restart of the console (hold the power button for 5-10 seconds) to resolve the issue.

Home (Experiment)

  • Users may see the images for ads on the dashboard looking cropped or cutoff.

 Settings

  • Some users have reported that 3D display mode is not working with supported content.

 Profile Color

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

Are you not seeing your issue listed above? Make sure to use Report a problem to keep us informed of your issue. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but the data we’ll gather is crucial to finding a resolution.

Learn more about feedback and how each ring is differentiated in the following links:

For more information regarding the Xbox Insider Program follow us on Twitter and join the community subreddit for support and updates. Keep an eye on future Xbox Insider Release Notes for more information regarding your Xbox One Update Preview ring!

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This Week on Xbox: November 22, 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!

State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam in 2020
At Undead Labs, we are dedicated to serving a passionate community of fans and are continuously listening to feedback, and our goal is to always be a fan-first studio. One of the top requests we get is to bring State of Decay 2 to Steam. After our successful release…

Rainbow Six Siege and “Money Heist” Team Up in Free Weekend Event
Rainbow Six Siege crosses over with Netflix’s “Money Heist” (aka “La Casa de Papel”) for a special in-game event that begins today, adding a new, show-inspired mode and cosmetic items until November 24. What’s more, Xbox Live Gold members can try the new content…

Borderlands 3

Play Borderlands 3 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Still haven’t tried the latest shooter-looter from Gearbox Software? Well hey, now’s your chance! Borderlands 3 is available for free during this weekend’s Free Play Days on Xbox One for all Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. The Free Play Days event begins…

Tactical Action Game Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Available Now on Xbox One
Re-telling the true story of the Colombian drug wars of the 1980s, “Narcos” has quickly become one of Netflix’s most celebrated shows. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels re-visits the first season of the acclaimed drama, allowing players to fight alongside Colombia’s local drug cartels…

Prison Architect

The Shovel: Prison Architect’s Free Content Update Available Today on Xbox One
Since the Escape Mode DLC launch last year, things have been a little quiet for Prison Architect on Xbox One. That’s changing today, as Double Eleven launch The Shovel, their first free update since Paradox Interactive took over the Prison Architect brand in January…

Discover the Life of Slavic Peasants in Yaga, Available Now on Xbox One
Now that Yaga is finally available on Xbox One, I thought it would be interesting to share a bit about our main character and the inspiration for our game’s world. Yaga is an action RPG where you play as a one-handed blacksmith named Ivan, cursed with a great deal of bad luck…

Mobs in the Park_Hero

Minecraft Earth Early Access Off to an Exciting Start Following Mobs in the Park Kickoff
Last week in celebration of Minecraft Earth’s early access rollout, we unveiled the Mobs in the Park pop-up experience in three locations around the world – Hudson Yards in New York City, Campbell’s Cove in Sydney and the Queen’s Walk in London – granting players…

Leap into Adventure and Nature with Tamarin, Coming Soon to Xbox One
Introducing Tamarin, a new third-person action-adventure that mixes two styles of play. This cute monkey seems harmless, jumping around beautiful Nordic environments, swimming in the fjords, climbing mountains, catching birds. But things go wrong very quickly…

Trove - Turkeytopia

Turkeytopia: Come Dine with Us in Trove
We’d love to invite you for 14 days and nights of fine dining, mayhem and adventure as Trove is entering Turkeytopia! Qubesly’s family recipe has been stolen, and he needs your help to recover it. Slice your way through six unique quests on offer during this two-week event…

Embark on a Paranormal Adventure in Ghost Simulator on Roblox
Ghost Simulator, the hit ghost hunting adventure game on Roblox, has just landed on Xbox One! Don your trusty ghost vacuums, Robloxians. We’ve got an entire world to exorcise. It’s easy to get sucked into the world of Ghost Simulator (no pun intended). From the vibrant…

Get Ready for Black Friday with Wish List Notifications
Black Friday is just around the corner and while we know you’re excited for all the deals on games, Xbox One bundles, controllers and subscriptions that we announced at X019 there’s never been a better time to update your Microsoft Store Wish List.  Earlier this year, we rolled out…

Freshly Cooked Duck for Sale Now in Munchkin: Quacked Quest
We’ve been cooking up Munchkin: Quacked Quest for a long while now and it’s fresh out the oven…this duck smells so good! Unfortunately, like that warning you get on your morning coffee, it was still far too hot for you to consume and has only now gotten cool enough to eat…

Valfaris

Valfaris: 5 Reasons It’s the Heaviest Metaliest Game of the Year
If you like your gaming experiences loud and over-the-top (and excellent), then you’re in luck – Valfaris, the heavy metal action-platformer, is available to download today for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store. With its heady mix of relentless run-and-gun thrills and rowdy ear-blistering riffs…

Unraveling the Customization of Woven, Available Now on Xbox One
Once upon a time, we at Alterego Games started work on Woven. We spun ideas of stuffed animals living in a world of wool, with soft knitted hills and neatly quilted rocks, a wondrous adventure land; all comfy and cozy. But not all is as it seems. Woven tells a tale like the bedtime…

Planet Coaster

X019: Planet Coaster Rolling to Xbox One in Summer 2020
Frontier, creators of the beloved Planet Coaster, debuted their console announce trailer at X019 in a world first exclusive. After a successful three years on PC, Planet Coaster is coming to Xbox One in Summer 2020, including all free content and features that have been added to the game…

X019: Welcome to Purgatory – Join the West of Dead Open Beta Now
We were at X019 last week admiring all the wicked titles on display, but also feeling pretty ecstatic that people were playing our game, West of Dead, too. We’re even more excited to share that anyone can play it now, as we’ve got the West of Dead open beta running through November 25…

Sparklite

The Evolution of Ada, Sparklite’s Charming Hero
The gorgeous spritework and animations of Ada, our hero, is one of the most recognizable features of Sparklite. But it hasn’t always been this pretty. We began our studio as three programmers with little pixel art skill so the story of our hero’s aesthetic journey in many ways mirrors the…

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for November 27 to 29
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…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2002.191118-2000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_2002\18363.9048.191118-2000). Keep reading for more details.

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_2002\18363.9048.191118-2000
  • Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – November 22, 2019
  • Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – November 23, 2019

This update contains the same features as 1911 and lays the groundwork for what’s to come in 2002, so while you’ll find fixes and known issues listed below, please keep an eye out for feature announcements as they’re ready to be previewed. Thanks, as always, for your passion for helping make Xbox One system updates the best they can be prior to release to GA!

Note: This will be a full update that is approximately 4GB in size.

System Update

System Update

Fixes for Alpha

We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2002 build:

Game Streaming

  • Various connectivity fixes for users while streaming.

System

  • Updates to properly reflect local languages on the console.
  • Various stability fixes and improvements.

Xbox Insider Release Notes

Xbox Insider Release Notes

Known Issues for Alpha

We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These issues aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution. We appreciate your patience at this time!

Audio

  • Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations.
    • Workaround: Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per pixel (10-bit) or lower.

Dolby Access

  • Users are unable to complete the setup for Dolby Atmos in the app and the app is not recognizing Dolby Atmos headphones.
    • Note: This is an issue with the Dolby Access app and the app developers are aware and investigating.

Profile Color

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

Are you not seeing your issue listed above? Make sure to use Report a problem to keep us informed of your issue. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but the data we’ll gather is crucial to finding a resolution.

Learn more about feedback and how each ring is differentiated in the following links:

For more information regarding the Xbox Insider Program follow us on Twitter and join the community subreddit for support and updates. Keep an eye on future Xbox Insider Release Notes for more information regarding your Xbox One Update Preview ring!

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Rainbow Six Siege and “Money Heist” Team Up in Free Weekend Event

Summary

  • Rainbow Six Siege crosses over with Netflix’s “Money Heist” for a special in-game event
  • Xbox Live Gold members can play Rainbow Six Siege for free between November 21 and November 24
  • Grab Rainbow Six Siege from the Microsoft Store for up to 70% off until December 3

Rainbow Six Siege crosses over with Netflix’s “Money Heist” (aka “La Casa de Papel”) for a special in-game event that begins today, adding a new, show-inspired mode and cosmetic items until November 24. What’s more, Xbox Live Gold members can try the new content for free, as Rainbow Six Siege will be free to download and play between November 21 and November 24.

During the event, players can take on a special Hostage mode
set in the Bank map, with the hostage kitted out in the red suit and Salvador
Dali mask worn by the “Money Heist” robbery crew. The event also adds eight new
cosmetic items for two of Rainbow Six
Siege’s
Operators; Vigil and Hibana each get their own versions of the red
suits and Dali masks, along with exclusive weapon skins and “Money
Heist”-inspired charms. The new cosmetics will be available for purchase in two
bundles, which players can grab for 1,680 R6 Credits.

Xbox Live Gold members who want to keep the tense firefights going after the event ends can grab Rainbow Six Siege from the Microsoft Store for up to 70% off until December 3, and preserve any progress they made during the weekend event.

In the meantime, jump in risk-free, try the “Money Heist”
event (along with all the other maps and modes included in the game), and see
for yourself why Rainbow Six Siege,
now in its fourth year,is going
stronger than ever.

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Leap Into Adventure and Nature with Tamarin, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Summary

  • We’re glad to finally announce that Tamarin is coming soon to Xbox One
  • Tamarin embarks on an exciting journey and is thrown into an intense fight for survival to bring back his family
  • Tamarin aims to rekindle the joy and excitement of classic 3D adventures that many people fondly remember

Introducing Tamarin, a new third-person action-adventure that mixes two styles of play. This cute monkey seems harmless, jumping around beautiful Nordic environments, swimming in the fjords, climbing mountains, catching birds. But things go wrong very quickly; The tamarins’ idyllic forest burnt down, his family taken away, and his house destroyed!

Tamarin

A World of Surprise

This is when you’ll discover the dual nature of Tamarin; beautiful 3D landscapes such as fjords, mountains, and forests, full of adventure and exploration – contrasted with claustrophobic underground tunnels and industrial factories guarded by an intelligent and powerful insect species. Never content, working in groups and with weapons and tools to do whatever they want. They expand and consume, driving other animals out from where they live. Tamarin embarks on an exciting journey and is thrown into an intense fight for survival to bring back his family!

Tamarin

Classic 3D Gameplay

Tamarin aims to rekindle the joy and excitement of classic 3D adventures that many people fondly remember, and which some of our team were part of creating in the past. Tamarin pays tribute to the style and variety of games developed by Rare in the previous decades, from action-filled shooters to 3D platformers with charming animals (you can try some of them in the Rare Replay collection).

Tamarin

Leap Into Nature

The natural world is amazing! So many colors and phenomena. This planet has so many astonishing living things that you didn’t even imagine existed. One such species that might have escaped your attention are these adorable small animals called tamarins. Their cool movements are fascinating to watch. Through many years of developing this new 3D explorative adventure, we’ve been aiming to bring this feeling of leaping quickly through the air straight to your fingertips. We’re glad to finally announce that Tamarin is coming soon to Xbox One!