Ubisoft Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 Deals

Beginning today and running through November 26, you’ll be able to snag Ubisoft games at discounts ranging from 17% off to 80% off in the Ubisoft Store’s Black Friday sale. The promotion runs all this week through November 26 – and then Cyber Monday begins on November 27, offering the same deals through November 28. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

Assassin’s Creed

Disc versions of the Standard, Gold, and Deluxe Editions of Assassin’s Creed Origins are all 33% off on Xbox One and PS4. If you’d rather skip the wait and grab a digital download of the PC version right now, the Standard, Gold, and Deluxe Editions are available for 17% off. The Ubisoft Store will also offer 30% off the collectible Gods Edition, which includes a Bayek figurine, art book, soundtrack, and more. And if that’s not enough Assassin’s Creed, you can also grab the three-game Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for $20, a whopping 60% off its usual price on Xbox One and PS4. Additionally, a number of other entries in the series, including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and more are 50% off on PC.

South Park

If the New Kid’s second adventure in South Park is more your speed, you can grab the disc version of South Park: The Fractured but Whole on PS4 or Xbox One at 33% off. On the PC download front, the Standard and Gold Editions are 25% off, as is the Collector’s Edition, which includes a figurine of Cartman as The Coon, lithographic art prints by South Park Studios, and more. If you want to catch up on the New Kid’s first adventure, you can also grab South Park: The Stick of Truth on PC for 75% off, meaning you pay just $7.50.

Just Dance 2018

This year’s dance extravaganza is priced to move on all platforms. If you’re looking to get it on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, or Wii U, you can get it for 33% off (or $40), while the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii versions are available for 25% off, at $30.

For Honor

Want to match wits with Samurai, Knights, or Vikings in epic tactical battles? Now’s the perfect time to jump into For Honor, which is available for 58% off – a discount that applies to its Standard, Gold, and Deluxe Editions on Xbox One and PS4. Meanwhile, the PC version is available for a slightly bigger 60% discount, which also applies to all versions of the game.

Ghost Recon Wildlands

You can explore the entirety of Ghost Recon Wildlands’ expansive version of Bolivia for half off, and that 50% discount applies to the Standard, Gold and Deluxe Editions on all platforms. PC users who already have the base game can also snag the Season Pass for 40% off, bringing the price to $23.99.

Rainbow Six Siege

In the two years since its release, Rainbow Six Siege has been fine-tuned into one of the most intense multiplayer experiences available, with new Operators and maps added regularly. You can breach its walls now with 50% off the Year 2 Gold Edition on Xbox One and PS4, which includes a Season Pass to immediately unlock the Year 2 Operators. On PC, you can get 50% off the Standard, Year 2 Gold, and Complete Editions, or snag the Year 2 Season Pass by itself for 33% off, or $20.09.

And much more

Other notable highlights of the sale include:
• Rayman Legends for Nintendo Switch, which is 50% off ($20) through the Ubisoft Store.
• Monopoly for Nintendo Switch, also 50% off ($20).
• Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune, available on PS4 and Xbox One for $20 (50% off)
• Watch Dogs 2 is now just $20 (60% off) on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, while Uplay will offer 66% off the Standard, Gold, and Deluxe editions. If you’d like to grab Watch Dogs 2 in a bundle with the original Watch Dogs, that’s also 66% off (or $30.59).
• A number of other recent hits, including Steep, Eagle Flight VR, Far Cry 4, and Valiant Hearts, are 50% off on PC.
• The biggest discount is 80% off the Might & Magic Collection, which includes nine games from the Might and Magic and Might and Magic Heroes series.

There’s a lot more than that on sale, so be sure to visit store.ubi.com and Uplay this week to find more deals. Happy Black Friday!

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Atomega Update Unveils New Battlegrounds

The online multiplayer combat of Atomega is expanding today to cover four new map variants, which will demand new tactics for players as they gather mass, evolve into increasingly powerful beings, and try to blast their opponents into oblivion. In Temple, mass rains from the sky to create more opportunities to evolve your lifeform, while Limbo lures players into a central fight pit to grapple for dominance. Void dares you to navigate bridges above an abyss, and Ascent takes high-ground advantage to new heights.

In addition to the new arena variants, this update also introduces a Nemesis system to Atomega. If an opponent regularly attacks you, they become marked as your Nemesis. This not only puts a bounty on their head, it also literally marks them, allowing you to track them throughout the map to hunt them down and cash in on that bounty.

Atomega is available now on Steam. To learn more about this unique mass-gathering shooter, check out our previous coverage.

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Rainbow Six Siege gets New Characters and Maps in Operation White Noise Update

As part of its Operation White Noise update, Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will get new characters and new maps.

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Rainbow Six Siege – Year 3 Content, Outbreak Event Announced

The Rainbow Six Siege development team has announced Year 3 content and support from the Pro League Finals in Brazil. Here’s what’s been revealed so far (click to enlarge):

• Eight new operators
• Two brand new maps set in Italy and Morocco
• One map makeover with a new level design and art direction

Year 3 will kick off with Operation Chimera. This season’s two operators are specialists in biohazard situations, on top of being playable in adversarial multiplayer, and during four weeks they will have to face a major threat in what will be the game’s first co-op event ever, named Outbreak. This event will be playable during four weeks for free for Rainbow Six Siege owners. It will also feature an exclusive collection of cosmetics, available only during the time of the event.

The full reveal of Operation Chimera and Outbreak will take place in Montreal at the Six Invitational 2018. More information on Year 3 will be coming soon. For more information on Rainbow Six Siege, check out our previous coverage.

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Rainbow Six Siege – White Noise’s New Operators and Gadgets

Operation White Noise is taking Rainbow Six Siege to South Korea, where a new map called Tower will test your tolerance for heights, and three new Operators will put new gadgets into play. Dokkaebi and Vigil are here to represent South Korea’s 707th Special Mission Battalion, while Zofia hails from Poland’s GROM, joining her sister Ela among the ranks of Operators. Here, we’ll take a look at what each one brings to the party.

Dokkaebi

Let’s start with Dokkaebi, a 2 -speed, 2-armor attacker from South Korea, who brings a tablet into battle to disrupt her enemies in a way we all can relate to: by calling them at really awkward moments. Twice per round, Dokkaebi can remotely hack the phones of every defender simultaneously with her Logic Bomb, which does a few things: First, it causes all of the defenders’ phones to emit a loud buzzing noise. Second, it disrupts the defenders’ camera surveillance, giving the attackers a chance to maneuver without being spotted. Third, it annoys the crap out of every defender until they take a few seconds to turn off that infernal buzzing.

The Logic Bomb isn’t unstoppable, however. Being near a Mute jammer when it goes out will let you evade its effects, and playing as Echo – who frequently collaborates with Dokkaebi to develop tech in Rainbow Six’s backstory – makes you immune.

Dokkaebi’s hacking abilities don’t end there, either. When she’s in a match, every defender that is killed will drop their phone. If Dokkaebi manages to hack an enemy phone, she immediately grants every attacker the ability to access the defenders’ cameras. This presents defenders with a dilemma: shoot out their own cameras and deny themselves the intel, or just do their best to avoid their cameras’ sight lines and hope the attackers aren’t watching too closely. The best way to avoid this situation altogether is to destroy your teammates’ phones when they go down. And speaking of avoiding hacked cameras…

Vigil

Meet Vigil. This South Korean defender doesn’t like to be surveilled, so he’s got a gadget that lets him turn invisible to camera feeds. His Electronic Rendering Cloak doesn’t muffle his steps or affect his visibility to the naked eye, but if you’re trying to drone him out or spot him on a hacked camera feed, you’re out of luck.

Affected drones and cameras emit a white light, and Vigil’s ability causes a visual interference pattern to appear on any feeds that it’s affecting. These cues tell attackers that Vigil is somewhere nearby. As a 3-speed, 1-armor defender, however, Vigil is fast enough to cover multiple areas of entry and sow doubt among the attackers about where he actually is. His ability works similarly to Caveira’s Silent Step, so he can’t be cloaked indefinitely, and his cloak vanishes when he shoots or does something to affect the environment. Also, like Pulse and his heartbeat sensor, Vigil can be detected by I.Q. when he’s using his ability. Jackal can scan his footprints, too, but if you don’t have a strong anti-roamer Operator in the field, you’ll need to be extra-vigilant.

Zofia

Zofia Bosak is a tough 2-speed, 2-armor frontline attacker from Poland’s GROM CTU, and she’s about as in-your-face as Operators get. Her unique gadget is the KS79 Lifeline, a double-barreled grenade launcher. In one chamber, she’s got impact grenades. In the other chamber, concussion grenades that’ll stun any nearby defenders and make them vulnerable. She can switch between barrels with the press of a button, and she doesn’t need to reload between shots.

One especially cool thing about those concussion grenades is that you can bounce them around corners and land them in some tricky spots before their timed trigger goes off. They also have a proximity trigger, so if they happen to fly near a defender, they will immediately detonate and disorient, kind of like Ela’s Grzmot mines.

Again, Zofia and Ela are sisters. They both have a fair bit of training when it comes to being concussed, so they recover 50% faster from each other’s concussion blasts than other Operators do. The Bosak sisters are tough, but Zofia is so tough that once per round she can pick herself back up from a downed-but-not-out state. She only has one health point when she gets up, but by God, she gets up.

Rainbow fans will have a chance to check out Operation White Noise when it hits the technical test servers on November 20. Rainbow Six Siege is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; for more on the game, check out our previous Rainbow Six Siege coverage.

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Ubisoft Berlin Set to Work on Far Cry Franchise

Istvan TajnayIn April this year, Ubisoft announced the opening of a new studio based in Berlin. Today, the time has finally come to reveal further details about the studio’s promising future.

By establishing a new production studio in Germany, Ubisoft is continuing to expand its influence in the country, thanks to the existing Ubisoft Blue Byte studios located in Düsseldorf and Mainz. Acquired by Ubisoft in 2001, Ubisoft Blue Byte has notably created and led the Anno series and participated in the production of games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor. It is renowned for creating outstanding PC strategy games, but its portfolio has also extended to games for smartphone and tablet as well as console titles.

Ubisoft Berlin will collaborate closely with Ubisoft Blue Byte on AAA franchises, starting with the award-winning Far Cry series. Istvan Tajnay, the new Studio Manager who has worked at Blue Byte for five years, most recently as Studio Operations Director, is delighted by the upcoming projects.

“Starting out with a high quality franchise such as Far Cry is very exciting for a new studio,” says Tajnay. “Working alongside other Ubisoft studios around the world on Far Cry is a great honor and we can’t wait to roll up our sleeves!”

The new studio will be located in the heart of Berlin, next to the famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm, the Berlin Zoo, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of Ubisoft Blue Byte will also be taking on the role of leading all Ubisoft Studios in Germany.

In the first year, the studio will gather a team of 50 passionate and versatile developers. Recruitment has already started to get ready for the opening in early 2018 and the candidates are as excited as they are skilled!

If you’re interested in the chance to work at Ubisoft Berlin you can apply to join here: http://jobs.ubisoft.com, you can also find open positions for all three Ubisoft studios in Germany click here: http://www.bluebyte.com/en/career/vacancies.

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