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This Week on Xbox: October 12, 2018

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! Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week It has been one week since we launched Forza Horizon 4 and we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from players around the world. We are proud to say... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 12, 2018

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For Honor Graphical Remaster Launching with Marching Fire on October 16

For Honor Marching Fire is coming to Xbox One, bringing the four new heroes of the Wu Lin faction into the fray, the new PvE Arcade mode to test your mettle, and the new 4v4 Breach mode to challenge your team strategy as you siege or defend a castle. The October 16 launch also coincides with a massive free update that all For Honor players will benefit from: a graphical remaster that implements a revamped lighting system, improved textures, new sky gradients, and more to make the game look better than ever. A “remaster” in the world of video games usually involves a game from a previous console generation, but according to Art Director Christian Diaz, live games like For Honor... Read more: For Honor Graphical Remaster Launching with Marching Fire on October 16

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Has Arrived on Xbox One

It’s finally here! Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was announced earlier this year, we’ve been counting down the months, weeks, hours, minutes, and yes… even the seconds until this moment. But that wait is over, and players around the world are immersing themselves into the game-changing world of Black Ops 4. This game is the latest installment in the Black Ops series, which is the best-selling in Call of Duty history. It also represents a landmark for the series, delivering the most tactical multiplayer modes in a Black Ops game, an unprecedented three Zombies adventures at launch, and the all-new battle royale mode Blackout. This new experience brings together iconic... Read more: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Has Arrived on Xbox One

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 16 – 19

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: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 16 – 19

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Available Now: Victrix Pro AF Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox One

When it comes to Xbox accessories, we believe in providing choice for gamers. Our Designed for Xbox program enables collaborations with top-tier hardware partners to deliver not only choice but also the best possible gaming experiences. The newest device from one of our top partners is the Victrix Pro AF – a premier headset for esports pros, streamers, and core gamers – which launches today for Xbox One. We were lucky enough to sit down with Victrix’s General Manager, Ozhan “Oz” Maker, to learn more about this highly anticipated headset. Oz, whats your ‘elevator pitch’ for the Victrix Pro AF? The Victrix Pro AF is arguably the first gaming headset created specifically... Read more: Available Now: Victrix Pro AF Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox One

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Darwin Project Has Reached 2 Million Inmates on Xbox One – Here’s What’s in Store

Hey Xbox players! Ever since we launched Darwin Project on Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview, your support has been incredible. So much of your feedback has helped shape Darwin Project into what it is today, from Duo Mode to customization to new Tools, Powers, and Tiles―and this is just the beginning. Today, we’re proud to count two million of you in the Darwin Project Xbox community! To say that we are blown away by your enthusiasm would be an understatement. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for believing in Darwin Project at this early stage. We’re thrilled to have such a passionate group of players along for the ride as we keep improving Darwin Project up to the full... Read more: Darwin Project Has Reached 2 Million Inmates on Xbox One – Here’s What’s in Store

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How My Memory of Us Meets its Players

The greatest joy that a game developer can have is to watch players who are playing your game at the moment and to talk to them. During the pre-release presentations and travels of My Memory of Us to fairs and gaming events, we had an incredible pleasure to see various players and a wide array of their reactions to the game. At the very beginning, we really feared the first reactions. We tried to do our best to make sure that the adventurous game about a couple of kids, inspired by the events that took place during the occupation of Warsaw in the times of World War II, shows great respect for the victims and their families. Creating a game inspired by the events of the Holocaust is a... Read more: How My Memory of Us Meets its Players

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Warface Now Available for Free on Xbox One

Great news! Warface is available for free on Xbox One! Gather your friends and set off together on exciting raids and PvE missions. Take the pedestal of honor in ranked matches and fight together in fast-paced PvP modes! Exclusively on Xbox The Cyber Horde raid - In a Blackwood laboratory, where experiments were being performed on people, the test subjects got out of control, killing the guards and breaking free. At this moment, vast hordes of enemies have filled the entire region, and if they are not stopped, the consequences will be unpredictable. A great job for a Warface squad! PvP Bag and Tag mode - Are you the lone wolf type? Then you're sure to like this mode! Your... Read more: Warface Now Available for Free on Xbox One

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Pinball FX3 Welcomes Williams Pinball: Volume 1 and a New Free Table

We at Zen Studios are excited to welcome tables from the iconic Williams and Bally collection to our Pinball FX3 library, live now! The release of Williams Pinball Volume 1 is significant, as this new three-pack represents Zen’s first true digital simulations of real pinball machines – specifically, Medieval Madness, Junk Yard, and The Getaway: High Speed II. We’ve even added Fish Tales as a free download for all players – all you need is Pinball FX3, itself a free download. In addition to the classic true-to-form simulations, Williams Pinball: Volume 1 also includes remastered versions of the classic tables at no additional cost. This means bringing the “toys” on each... Read more: Pinball FX3 Welcomes Williams Pinball: Volume 1 and a New Free Table

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Making Choices Matter in The Shapeshifting Detective, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hello Xbox fans! We're D’Avekki Studios, a game studio run by myself, Lynda Cowles, and my husband Tim Cowles. We made our Xbox One debut earlier this year with The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and now we’re excited to be back with The Shapeshifting Detective, a new supernatural FMV murder mystery releasing on Xbox One November 9, 2018. Pre-order is also available now with 20% discount. In The Shapeshifting Detective, you play as Sam - a detective with the ability to (surprise, surprise) shapeshift! You’re sent to the town of August to investigate a murder, and by shapeshifting into the people you’re investigating, you’ll be able to find out things they wouldn’t... Read more: Making Choices Matter in The Shapeshifting Detective, Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Grand Theft Auto Online: GTA$ Gifts, Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonus, and More

Los Santos is awash with money making opportunities this week. Play GTA Online any time through October 15 to earn GTA$300,000 bonus cash and instantly unlock the Green Wireframe Bodysuit. All GTA$ gifts will be deposited into your Maze Bank account by October 22. Plus, the Stone Hatchet and Double-Action Revolver challenges are dishing out double. If you have yet to uncover them, do it this week and earn GTA$250,000 upon completion plus a bonus GTA$250,000 next week, plus unlock each weapon in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’ve already completed them, play GTA Online to receive your bonus GTA$250,000 any time this week. Last but not least, players who pre-order any digital edition of... Read more: Grand Theft Auto Online: GTA$ Gifts, Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonus, and More

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Announcing the Minecraft Creators Bundle

Create your ultimate Minecraft adventure and be a part of the global phenomenon with the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle, available soon at select retailers globally for $299 USD / £249 GBP. The Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle includes: Xbox One S with 1TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4K video streaming Xbox Wireless Controller Full-game download of Minecraft 1,000 Minecoins for use in the Minecraft Marketplace Starter Pack DLC: Greek Mythology Mash-up, Plastic Texture Pack, Skin Pack 1, and Villains Skin Pack. Creators Pack: Adventurer’s Dream Mash-up and Winter Mini-Games Festival by Noxcrew, Relics of the Privateers by Imagiverse,... Read more: Announcing the Minecraft Creators Bundle

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 9 – 12

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: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 9 – 12

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This Week on Xbox: October 5, 2018

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! Forza Horizon 4 Now Available with Xbox Game Pass and Globally on Xbox One and Windows 10 – Watch Ken Block Tearing up the Goodwood Estate The day is finally here – Forza Horizon 4 is now available with Xbox Game Pass and globally on Xbox One and... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 5, 2018

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 Returns October 9 – 31

The fright for the future returns! Overwatch is celebrating the scariest time of the year with their seasonal event: Overwatch Halloween Terror! Expand your collection by unlocking new spooky seasonal items including new skins like Spider Widowmaker, Banshee Moira, and Swamp Monster Doomfist—alongside our growing collection of bone-chilling gear from previous years. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 9 and will end at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 31 in all supported regions. We hope you have fun playing Overwatch during the Halloween Terror event. For all the latest news about Overwatch on Xbox One and any future events, keep it tuned here to Xbox... Read more: Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 Returns October 9 – 31

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No Man’s Sky Vehicle Update Now Live on Xbox One

Hello everyone! Since No Man’s Sky Next launched on Xbox One, the positive response from the community has been overwhelmingly exciting. It has been a real inspiration to the team and fueled us to create a constant stream of hotfixes and new content releases over the last two months. We’ve launched a regular series of new community missions, taking players deeper into Nada and Polo’s strange adventures aboard the Space Anomaly. A new mission takes place each week, uniting the community with a shared experience on a specific planet. Taking part in the missions also gives the chance to unlock exciting new rewards - unique base building parts, customization options and more.... Read more: No Man’s Sky Vehicle Update Now Live on Xbox One

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Save Friends and Take Out Enemies with Battlefield V’s Medic and Recon Classes

Looking forward to joining the front lines when Battlefield V launches?  The latest addition to this blockbuster series is adding more depth and flexibility to its four iconic Classes. Recon, Support, Assault, and Medic are back, now with their own weapons and gadgets plus a new set of traits called Combat Roles. In this article we’ll give you an in-depth look at two of the Classes, Medic and Recon, what they’ll add to your squad and team, and how their Combat Roles let you customize each one to best suit your playstyle. Recon Class Overview Not too worried about the loneliness of the long-distance gunner? Prefer the precision of lining up the perfect shot to a “run and... Read more: Save Friends and Take Out Enemies with Battlefield V’s Medic and Recon Classes

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Minit Adds New Speedrun Community Challenge on Xbox One

For speed-lovers all over the community, Minit now has a speedrun setting! Jump right in, with an on-screen timer, and go and break some world records! Obviously, the update also adds tweaks, fixes, and even a few new languages! Do you know all the text in Minit by heart? Now’s the chance to learn Japanese, Simplified Chinese, or Korean! When Kitty, Dom, Jukio, and I first started working on Minit, one thing was for sure: picking up a cursed sword from the beach is a bad idea, you’ll be dropping dead every minute until your quest is complete. This simple concept eventually grew into the peculiar little adventure played 60-seconds at a time, more complex and intricate than anyone... Read more: Minit Adds New Speedrun Community Challenge on Xbox One

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All-Star Fruit Racing: From Humble Beginnings to a Juicy Launch on Xbox One

With this very first title from 3DClouds, our intent was to make a kart racing game for the most powerful consoles in the world and give all the players the chance to play a kart racing game on any kind of current generation console. We wanted to make All-Star Fruit Racing “easy to learn but hard to master.” It’s all about the Juicer, the liquidizer positioned on the back of your kart, with four separate tanks that you fill by collecting specific fruits. With a full tank you can unleash a power move to gain an advantage over your opponents. With two or more tanks you can choose to use a combo—the more full tanks the stronger the combo. With four full tanks, you can unlock a... Read more: All-Star Fruit Racing: From Humble Beginnings to a Juicy Launch on Xbox One

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Ubisoft Quebec Senior Producer Marc-Alexis Cote about enhancing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X? We leverage the power of the Xbox One X... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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Announcing the ID@Xbox Pixel Art Perfection Sale

There is a wistful nostalgia that comes from playing an 8 or 16-bit game that shoots you straight back to childhood. If perhaps that time period was a little before your time, pixel art games can give you a taste of what all those old people keep reverently talking about. Recent game developers, many from the ID@Xbox community, have taken this genre of games and turned them up to 11. There is no shortage of fantastic pixelated games so the ID@Xbox team have taken 50 of our favorites and put them on sale. From now through October 8 you can save up to 60% in the Pixel Art Perfection Sale. From Metroidvania platformers to farming simulator role-playing games, pixel art doesn’t discriminate... Read more: Announcing the ID@Xbox Pixel Art Perfection Sale