The Business Inside: Top-10 Gaming News of the Month August (Week-4)

1. Launching Soon PUBG Mobile Update 1.0 with Erangel 2.0

PUBG Mobile is set to launch 1.0 version on September 8 with new tech, new UX, new gameplay features, and more. PMGC Season Zero will begin in late November and invites pro teams from all regions including the Americas, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, China. They will compete for the highest prize pool of $2 million in PUBG Mobile esports history. Know More

2. Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad is free to play, Available on Android & iOS devices

Last year, Ubisoft announced its plans to bring Tom Clancy’s franchise to the mobile platforms. The game is now released for both Android and iOS devices, as you read. It is called Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad and is available for free to download and play. The game is another one of Ubisoft’s RPG games that now brings characters from its popular Tom Clancy’s franchisee. Know More

3. Pre-Order Playstation 5 now, but only if you are invited

Sony has opened pre-orders for its next-generation console, the PS5, but that doesn’t mean you can order one right away. Technically, it’s opening online registration, so you can apply to receive an invitation, which will let you be among the first to pre-order the console. The announcement makes it clear there will only be a “limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for pre-order” this holiday season, so the company is kicking off an invitation scheme that will give a few lucky existing PlayStation customers a chance to order the upcoming machine. Know More

4. Chadwick Boseman: The Black Panther dies at 43

Chadwick Boseman, the actor best known for his starring role in Black Panther, has passed away at 43. He had been fighting a four-year battle with colon cancer. The news was reported by the AP and then confirmed on Boseman’s Twitter account, which states that he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. Over the last four years, it progressed to stage IV. Know More

5. Post Malone became the co-owner of Texas’ biggest Esports teams

Post Malone is the latest celebrity to jump into the world of competitive gaming. Today, Envy Gaming announced that the pop star had joined as a co-owner, acquiring “an undisclosed equity stake” in the company. Envy operates teams in multiple games, and it owns the Dallas Empire of the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel, which hosted OWL’s first home game in 2019. Know More

6. Serious Sam 4 Trailer is out now and he’ll go to Vatican it seems

The new trailer of Serious Sam 4 is out, and it will officially launch on September 24, 2020. Sam, for some reason, needs to get to the Vatican, so after slaughtering hordes of Mental’s forces he asks a local woman on a balcony for directions. In response, she directs him toward the famous Popemobile, because it’ll get him where he wants to go more quickly. Know More

7. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands release date, beta and everything you need to know

Shadowlands is World of Warcraft‘s eighth expansion, and will continue directly from the events of Battle for Azeroth. Originally announced at BlizzCon 2019, Shadowlands will have us follow Sylvanas Windrunner into the afterlife as she wreaks havoc in the realm of the dead. As with any new World of Warcraft expansion, we can expect a whole host of new features to keep us busy, but Shadowlands also has big changes lined up for the residents of Azeroth. The max level will be squished from 120 down to 60, various character customization options will be made available for the first time, and there will be a whole new leveling experience to enjoy. Know More

8. Fall Guys Season 2 will go full-on Medieval

More rounds, more costumes and cosmetics, and equal amounts of outrageous fun, all with a medieval theme, look set to make their debut in the second season of Fall Guys as the game begins to bring its roadmap to life for PC and PlayStation 4. The reveal of what’s to come in Season 2, shown on the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream, promised to offer a number of new rounds for the game. No round names have been confirmed, but there were plenty of hints to more racing rounds and team games, including a variation of Hoopsie Daisy. Season 2 of Fall Guys is set to begin in October. Know More

9. Activision set base price of XSX and PS5 games to $69.99, starting with Black Ops Cold War

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Call of Duty is getting more expensive on next-gen consoles, including PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. In fact, that’ll be the case for all Activision games going forward. Charlie Intel reports the standard edition of its latest installment, Black Ops Cold War, for next-gen consoles will run you $69.99 — a $10 bump over the price for the current-gen version. The good thing about it is it’ll come with a copy for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, too. Know More

10. COD: Black Ops Cold War Release Date, latest updates, open beta

Black Ops Cold War single-player story will take players into the tense political atmosphere of the 80s, where they can expect to encounter familiar faces from history. This includes the original Black Ops title as they hunt down a mysterious Soviet agent known as “Perseus”. Know More

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