Top 5 Tips for Surviving the New Dark Update in Human: Fall Flat, Available Now on Xbox One

Hi there, Xbox Humans!

Since its release on Xbox One way back in 2017, Human: Fall Flat has gathered an amazing and supportive community, and for that the team owes you a gigantic thank you!

To show our massive appreciation, today marks the release of our first free content update of 2019. The Dark update brings fans a mysterious and spooky new night-time level and a whole host of new player customization options.

But wait! Before you try it out, have a quick read of our top 5 tips to see you through the weird and wonderful dreamscape of Dark.

Human Fall Flat: Dark

Human Fall Flat: Dark

Heeeeeere’s bobby!

Keep your eyes peeled for a lonesome axe sitting patiently at the beginning of the level. In classic horror fashion, surviving the challenges ahead of you will be a heck of a lot easier with something sharp and pointy at your side. Use it to cut down trees, pull apart objects – or just look cool as you explore with your jealous friends.

Shocking results

Dark is one of the few Human: Fall Flat levels to use electricity as a core part of puzzles. As you explore you’ll eventually come across a generator in dire need of some juice. If you’re struggling to turn things on with the nearby cog, jump online and get a friend to help. There are two handles for a reason. Don’t forget the batteries!

Hard mode

Are you a Human: Fall Flat veteran with hundred of hours of playtime under your belt? Then you need the Hiker Skin, a brand new customization option that we at Curve have dubbed, The Hard Mode Skin. With your arms hidden in front of a huge backpack filled with iconic game objects, climbing across Dark will be that much harder for you hardcore players. You have been warned!

Hold on tight!

Without giving too much away, there’s a fantastic surprise awaiting you at the end of Dark. As you flick the switch of the level’s final puzzle, make sure you quickly turn around. Grab the nearby table, hold on tight and get ready for something pretty special. My lips are sealed…

I’m hearing voices

We’ve been hearing rumors that, like most other Human: Fall Flat levels, there are strange voices floating across our shiny new level waiting to be found. I can neither confirm nor deny these bizarre rumors, but there’s no harm in keeping your ears open as you explore the nooks and crannies of Dark. If you find anything, do let us know right away…

That’s it’s. You’re now officially ready for anything Dark can throw at you. I hope you have an incredible time playing it!

Human: Fall Flat and the Dark update are now available on Xbox One. Human: Fall Flat is currently available for Xbox Game Pass members and is available for purchase from the Microsoft Store.

Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Today, on our April episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about a brand-new Xbox One console, revealed some major news regarding Xbox Game Pass, unveiled some new features coming to Game Bar, shared info on new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available.

Introducing the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

The big news coming out of today’s show was our reveal of The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games – Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves. It also comes with a special offer to get started with Xbox Game Pass. Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward. Read more here.

Get the Best of Both Worlds with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. A top request fans have shared from day one is to provide an option to get Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in a single membership. We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass. That means the full Xbox Game Pass library of over 100 high quality games, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer, in one convenient membership for $14.99 a month. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers will be able to play together on the most-advanced multiplayer network and discover their next favorite game. Read more here.

Brand-new Features are Coming to Game bar

A few weeks ago, we shared that Game bar on Windows 10 was getting a major overhaul. From Spotify integration to improved social experiences that enable you to see what your friends are playing, quickly text or voice chat, and create memes to share via Twitter, there are a number of ways that the team is making this the best version of Game bar yet based on community feedback. Game bar is an overlay built into Windows so it works over any PC game. In order to make the overlay your own, we added the ability to customize Game bar. Choose which widgets to show/hide, where you want them located, and even pin specific widgets. Find your own favorite Game bar layout to enhance your gaming experience. In addition to all of those improvements, today we shared that our Looking for Group (LFG) feature will also be added to Game bar, allowing you to quickly and easily find people to bring into battle with you (or, if you prefer, battle against). To try out these features, launch the Xbox Insider Hub on your Windows 10 PC. Read more here.

New Competitive Game Mode and Story-Rich Quests are Coming to Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate made an appearance on this week’s show to share more on the updates the Rare team announced this morning. First there’s The Arena, a brand-new competitive game mode that offers all the best bits of Sea of Thieves concentrated into fast-paced and fun 24-minute matches. For players looking for rich and immersive new quests, there are Tall Tales. These are epic story-driven quests that play out in the shared world, with the first collection – Shores of Gold – taking players across the seas to experience a story of love, honor and betrayal in search of the mythical Shores of Gold. Finally, there’s a brand-new Trading Company, The Hunter’s Call. This will offer players new ways to play and progress and includes a raft of new features including fishing (with 50 different types of fish to catch), cooking and hunting. Watch the new trailer here.

Go Behind the Scenes of Gears Esports with the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series

In partnership with ELEAGUE, Xbox announced the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood – a six-part event series and live tournament focused on the stories and players behind the world of Gears Esports with the first episode debuting on TBS, Friday, June 14, at 11 pm ET/PT. ELEAGUE will also feature the worldwide debut of Gears 5 Versus multiplayer, culminating in The Invitational at the end of the season, within ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta from Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14. Read more here.

Six Beloved Titles Join Xbox One Backward Compatibility with Xbox One X Enhancements

Announcing new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility is always exciting, but it’s even better when we can reveal that said titles are being enhanced for Xbox One X. Today, we were happy to share that Ninja Gaiden 2, Fable 2, Fable 3, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent are all enhanced for Xbox One X. Best of all, they’re all available starting today! Remember, Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. Today’s additions join our existing catalog for a total of 62 Xbox One X Enhanced Backward Compatible games.

Exploring Some Exciting New Games on the Horizon

During the show, we took a closer look at some games that’ll be hitting Xbox One in the coming months. First up was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the new Star Wars game from Respawn Entertainment that was revealed this weekend at Star Wars Celebration. Next, got up close and personal with Rage 2, the upcoming shooter from Bethesda that offers up one of the wildest post-apocalyptic settings we’ve ever seen. Finally, we shared that Warhammer Chaosbane is set to launch on June 4th. If you love the warhammer universe or some good old-fashioned dungeon crawling, then this game is for you. Best of all, the next closed beta is about to start in just two days. That’s right: On April 18th, you’ll be able to jump into the action as Bragi Axebiter, the Dwarf-killer and Elessa the Wood Elf, who will be joining the soldier and high elf classes from the first beta. This means that all four classes will be playable at once, and in a whole new region!

Announcing Details for Xbox FanFest: E3 2019

On today’s episode, FanFest Lead Chris Munson shared that this marks the 5th year of FanFest, which explains why he was so excited to reveal brand-new details on Xbox FanFest at E3 2019 during his segment. With E3 2019 marking our biggest E3 presence ever, we’re thrilled to share that 700 tickets will be available for E3 FanFest, which will include experiencing the Xbox Briefing, a FanFest Showcase, and much more. Chris broke down some of the details on things like the ticketing process and how you can bring a guest along with you, as well as what you’ll get with your ticket. There’s a lot of goodness this year, so be sure to check out our full FanFest post for the complete details! Read more here.

Phil Spencer Talks E3 2019, Xbox Studios, and More

To close out today’s show, we had a special guest appearance by the Head of Xbox himself, Phil Spencer. During his segment, he talked Project xCloud and how we at Xbox put the gamer at the center of how we build our strategy and services, driven by the idea that as a gamer you should be able to play the games you want to play, on the devices you want to play them on with your friends, anywhere you go.  Spencer also talked about his excitement to be representing the broader gaming community at E3 2019. We recently announced plans for our biggest presence ever, including Xbox E3 FanFest, and the diversity of the content across Xbox and PC that we’ll be highlighting in the briefing from both Xbox Game Studios and third-party partners from around the world.

We hope you enjoyed the show, and we’ll see you next month!

Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices

Today, Turn 10 Studios is proud to announce Forza Street, an all-new Forza experience designed to be played anytime, anywhere, and excite anyone who loves cars.

Available today for free on Windows 10 devices, and rolling out to iOS and Android starting this year, Forza Street was designed for racing on the go with streamlined controls that focus on timing of gas, brake, and boost as the keys to victory.

In Forza Street, new Forza fans and seasoned drivers alike can collect and assemble a legendary lineup of cars to compete in intense, cinematic races. Whether players want to squeeze in a quick one-minute race or get immersed in a story campaign, every race is a chance to earn a performance icon from an ever-growing list of incredible cars, turning your garage into a trophy case.

With the game available today on Windows 10 devices, we will continue to add features and actively engage with and listen to our community to make Forza Street the game our fans will want to take with them everywhere.

To stay up to date with Forza Street news, hit “Follow” on our Facebook page here.

See you on the streets!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Coming Soon to an Xbox One Near You

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a third-person, single-player action-adventure game by Respawn Entertainment and EA, will give you the chance to follow the journey of a former Padawan named Cal Kestis in the wake of Order 66, giving fans a brand-new story in the Star Wars universe that explore the galaxy during the dark times of the Empire.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

After losing everything — his Order, his friends, his Republic — Cal survives by hiding who he is and living a solitary life, but that can only protect him for so long from the Empire’s Jedi-hunting Inquisitors.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Racing across distant worlds, exploring the ruins of a long-lost civilization, and fighting the Empire at every turn, Star Wars fans will experience what it’s like to be a Jedi on the run. To survive, you’ll need to master your Force abilities and learn new ones that will help you keep the Imperial forces at bay while working with a team of unlikely allies, including your droid companion BD-1.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

We’ll have more to share about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order throughout the year here on Xbox Wire.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available for pre-order today on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One and will release on November 15, 2019. Click here for additional details.

This Week on Xbox: April 12, 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!

Microsoft Store Spring Sale: Great Deals on Games, Consoles, and Xbox Game Pass
The Microsoft Store Spring Sale kicks off today, so now is the perfect opportunity to score great deals on all things Xbox including the best deal of the year on Xbox Game Pass. Take advantage of Spring deals on Xbox and PC games, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold… Read more

The Freedom Update for Furi is Available Now on Xbox One
Hello, fighters! We’re happy to launch a free update today to Furi we’re calling the Freedom update. If you haven’t played Furi yet, it’s an all-boss fighter with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. You face one guardian after another… Read more

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Dangerous Driving Hero Image

Dangerous Driving Brings Aggressive Racing Back to Xbox One
I just got home after spending the past week showing off Dangerous Driving on Xbox One at PAX East. It was incredible to meet all the hardcore arcade driving game fans that stopped by our booth to get some hands-on time with our game. We had a huge 4K TV… Read more

Tune-In to Sea of Thieves at Twitchcon Europe
This weekend, the crew from Rare will be dropping anchor in Berlin for TwitchCon Europe. We’d love to meet up with as many fellow pirates and streamers as possible, so if you’re heading to the Berlin City Cube be sure to visit stand number F25 to say hello… Read more

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For the King Hero Image

Strategic and Hardcore RPG For The King Lands on Xbox One May 10
Hello, Xbox Wire readers! I’m incredibly excited to let you know that our smash hit strategy game For The King is coming to Xbox One on May 10! Chaos has befallen Fahrul and the kingdom is on the brink of disaster. Avenge the murder of your King and restore order… Read more

Talking About Farming, Pink Cats, and Relic Hunting with Team Behind My Time at Portia
Are you ready to start a new life in a charming post-apocalyptic land? My Time at Portia, coming to Xbox One on April 15, gives you the opportunity to do just that. Fulfill commissions, grow crops, raise animals and befriend the quirky inhabitants of the enchanting town of Portia… Read more

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Inside Xbox April 2019 - Hero Image

April’s Inside Xbox Has the Scoop on E3 2019
Tune in to an all-new episode of Inside Xbox on Tuesday, April 16, at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET for the latest news on E3, including Xbox FanFest and more. Our hour-long April episode will explore some exciting Xbox Game Pass news, new details on the much anticipated… Read more

Make Your Own Video Game at Free Microsoft Store Summer Camps
Summer Camps don’t all have to be the same! If your child likes Fortnite just as much as crafts and enjoys Rocket League as much as going camping, then Microsoft Store has the camp for you. And it’s free! This year, Microsoft Store is announcing two new gaming camps… Read more

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Xbox Wire - Xbox Game Pass - April Hero Image

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Monster Hunter: World, Prey, Life is Strange 2: Episode 2, and More
If you read our IRL patch notes on Twitter, you’ll note that it’s Spring and with that, it’s starting to rain and we’re not really a fan of that. Every day we go into a closet, pull out the yellow rain boots we promised our moms we’d use, and bike uphill in the early morning… Read more

Introducing the Amazing Underwearriors of Brief Battles, Coming Soon to Xbox One
On behalf of our two-person crew at Juicy Cupcake, I’m excited to announce that Brief Battles will be released May 7 on Xbox One! Before you embrace the power of the butt next month, we wanted to introduce you to the Underwearriors and crossover skins… Read more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Hero Image

The Prison Island of Alcatraz is Now a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Map on Xbox One
Ready yourself for intense and constant gunplay: Alcatraz island is now a new standalone Blackout map available for free today on Xbox One as part of the Blackout Free Access. After descending from your sky portal onto the notorious prison in San Francisco Bay… Read more

Creating New Horizons in the World of Skyforge
When designing new things for the ever-expansive world of Skyforge on Xbox One, we strive to observe all aspects of what we know in real life, to give it a much more personal touch. We want to give players a chance to, when logged in, feel awe and see expert… Read more

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Frostpunk Hero Image

Frostpunk: Console Edition – A Tale of Society at the Brink of Extinction
There was a long journey from a tale about harrowing life of civilians in war – This War of Mine – to a game of society survival and city-builder in Frostpunk. Why am I mentioning the first game in a story about the latter? Because creating the first one was a great lesson for us… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for April 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 more

Frostpunk: Console Edition – A Tale of Society at the Brink of Extinction

There was a long journey from a tale about harrowing life of civilians in war – This War of Mine – to a game of society survival and city-builder in Frostpunk. Why am I mentioning the first game in a story about the latter? Because creating the first one was a great lesson for us, the team of designers, to learn how to build a heavy, emotional story filled with difficult decisions and ambiguous moral choices. This is what lies underneath in our strategic game that now is heading to Xbox One.

The Frostpunk: Console Edition story begins in late XIX century during the peak of the rapid industrial revolution of the times. For reasons not understood by scientists, Earth is getting colder and colder until governments have collapsed, organized communities are put to an end, and humankind faces the threat of extinction. You play as a leader of possibly the last society on the planet, trying to recreate a functioning civilization able to survive the unforgiving cold.

Frostpunk: Console Edition

Frostpunk: Console Edition

First thing you do is gather resources to start a heat generator (loads of coal are going to be needed!) and build a circular city around the huge heat-distributing machine. As people in Frostpunk often say, “Heat is life!” You’ll build streets, tents, houses, cooking houses, coal mines, steam-powered heaters, and lots of other facilities. You’re going to construct hunters’ huts and order workers to hunt down wild animals. The bigger your city grows, the more it will need to consume while sustaining the life of its inhabitants.

City-building is one of the first layers to discover and get you thrilled for the game. And then there’s me and the team of designers’ vision to be realized in Frostpunk – all that morally grey area when you make decisions unsure about consequences. The idea that you can actively rule the citizens by introducing laws and customs that would make them more efficient, better prepared or, ultimately, obedient to your orders. You shape the society accordingly to your will. You’ll learn the hard way if it’s right or wrong to force children to work. If you think that is wrong, what would be your decision when lacking hands to work while people are freezing to death and coal supply is insufficient? When Frostpunk’s story drags you in, you’ll be faced with such morally ambiguous choices.

Frostpunk: Console Edition

Frostpunk: Console Edition

We also knew that the game’s world had to be larger than the ice crater in which you build the city of New London, as we called it. We knew players would feel a need to seek for knowledge about what happened to the world. Large spaces of frostland have been designed, filled with places to explore and discover. And so, sooner or later, you’ll realize what you have in the city might not be enough to ensure survival. There will be a moment to leave the city and send scout teams to explore and investigate the frozen lands. There will be plenty of things to discover, perhaps other remnants of civilization, groups of survivors or deserted mines.

Now, creating a strategy game for consoles had us rethink how the game’s flow should work. Great efforts have been made to re-design interface and enhance gameplay flow to make all have natural and intuitive feel when played on a controller. We wanted to make sure that gamers not only received the same experience, but one adapted to consoles to make it work smoothly. I believe that had to be done (that’s why it took some time for our team) because the game has huge potential to keep you thrilled and immersed in its world. Follow the news here to learn more about Frostpunk: Console Edition!

April 11th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1905 Update (1905.190410-1904)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1905 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1905\18362.3023.190410-1904). Read on for more about the new features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.

DETAILS:

  • OS version released:  19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1905\18362.3023.190410-1904
  • Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/12/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 4/13/19.

New Features:

This first update is meant to lay the groundwork for what’s to come in 1905, 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!

Fixes:

My Games and Apps

  • Additional fixes for an issue in which switching from media apps such as Youtube/Hulu to a game or from a game to a media app would crash the console

Known Issues:

Audio

  • Some users are experiencing no audio with headsets and we are investigating
  • Some users are encountering no audio on their Xbox console after boot (no shell audio, no game audio, no app audio), then have CSS ask them to perform the following steps:
  1. Cold reboot the console

OR

  1. Go to Audio settings on console
  2. Change their HDMI audio settings to the highest supported uncompressed channel count for their equipment
  3. Switch back to the desired format
  4. Audio should be restored

Profile Color

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

April 10th : New Preview Beta Ring 1904 Update (1904.190409-1555)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1904\18362.2017.190409-1555). Read on for more about the new features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.

DETAILS:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1904\18362.2017.190409-1555
  • Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/10/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 4/11/19

Fixes:

My Games and Apps

  • Additional fixes for an issue in which switching from media apps such as Youtube/Hulu to a game or from a game to a media app would crash the console

System – Home

  • Additional fixes for crashing issues with the Dashboard with Home/Guide crashing for some users.

Known Issues:

Audio

  • Some users are experiencing no audio with headsets and we are investigating

Profile Color

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

The Prison Island of Alcatraz is Now a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Map on Xbox One

Ready yourself for intense and constant gunplay: Alcatraz island is now a new standalone Blackout map available for free today on Xbox One as part of the Blackout Free Access.

After descending from your sky portal onto the notorious prison in San Francisco Bay, expect something a little different. Unlike the core Blackout experience, the action starts almost immediately. You only have a short amount of time to grab some equipment and begin tracking down enemies, avoiding the undead inhabitants shambling about this prison, and concentrating on almost-constant combat engagements.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Nowhere to Run, Everywhere to Hide

Developer Treyarch has ratcheted up the tension on this new map while reducing the player count and the size of the environment. This results in focused, immediate battles where there’s almost never time to rest. With 40 players in quad teams attempting to control strategically-important areas across the rock, expect a chaotic and action-packed outing from the moment you ditch your ‘chute!

Confined prisons, stepped courtyards, rocky cliffs, and dozens of dilapidated structures crammed with guns, gear, and ambush potential… matches are incredibly tense, filled with trepidation, and usually result in multiple takedowns in seconds, not minutes. With this in mind, games are usually over in 10 minutes, compared to 25-minute games with 100 players across the main Blackout map.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Know Your Environmental Overview: Look Down, Up, and Out

Whether you’re planning on using the cluster of tents and dilapidated dwellings at the Parade Grounds, battling for control of the Ruins, or taking refuge on the roof of the Cellhouse at the top of the rock, Alcatraz brings a new level of verticality to Blackout matches. Your trip around the island begins at sea level, with beaches, dotted islands, and rocky shores to investigate, and rusting ships, old docks, and abandoned field hospitals to navigate. Expect the aforementioned quarantine tents and apartment buildings to be brimming with gear, as well as enemies and the odd undead zombie or dozen.

Dart through, around, or under industrial warehouses, use scattered and overgrown bushes, and as you reach the northern tip of Alcatraz explore the derelict Powerhouse with its crumbling chimney. Then there’s the Cellhouse itself; a maze of interior cells on multiple floors, where the close quarters nature of combat, heightens the intensity.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

The nine destinations of Alcatraz each have a distinct nature to them, but everywhere on the island there’s a sense you’re being watched by enemy players, from doorways, rooftops, rusting jail cells, ruined out-buildings, or even the top of a huge water tower. You’re never far away from opponents; so gaining the higher ground is a tactic players should consider.

New Blackout Map: New Battle Tactics

Immediate equipment gathering, and a reliance on twitch skills, close quarters combat, and constant movement to cover and gain higher ground are all aspects of Alcatraz you can choose to employ. You may find yourself holed up in a ransacked house, using a Barricade or Razor Wire to block a doorway or staircase while setting up an ambush for enemies who landed on the roof is one strategy to consider. Such barriers may protect you and your team, and if you find a Grapple Gun consider utilizing it to move swiftly through narrow corridors, or up to rooftops when your current location is compromised.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

But don’t think Alcatraz is all about close quarters mayhem; players have numerous places to tag foes from. There are plenty of structures, rooftops, and cliff edges offering great sight lines all across the map.

Whatever you end up cramming into your backpack, and whatever your chosen tactics, the time is right to join the fight for Alcatraz!

The limited-time Blackout Free Access event ends April 30, 2019. Available now on Xbox One for Xbox Live Gold members.

April 8th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead 1910 Update (1910.190404-1920)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_1910\18362.7033.190404-1920). This build has the same features and fixes as 1904 however we need valuable core recovery coverage and feedback as we skip ahead.

DETAILS:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_1910\18362.7033.190404-1920
  • Available: 2:00PM PST 4/8/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PST 4/9/19

Fixes:

Audio

  • We have resolved the issue that some users were experiencing no audio with the dashboard.

My Games and Apps

  • We have resolved the issue with various titles not launching consistently.

System

  • Performance fixes to Home and collection.

Known Issues:

Profile Color

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