Today has certainly been interesting, with numerous little video game news stories popping up here and there. Sadly, we received word that Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed. However, Burger King has a new PlayStation 5 promotion, Apex Legends Champion Edition was announced, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Oct. 13, 2020.
Apex Legends Champion Edition Comes with Everything You Need to Start Off Right
A new, paid version of Apex Legends was announced today, featuring a slew of goodies to get new players started. Titled Apex Legends Champion Edition, this new version will be available in physical format, will cost $39.99, and comes with nine character unlocks, skins, and 1,000 Apex Coins. Keep in mind that this does not replace the free version you can download digitally, but rather serves as a paid way to get caught up with season 7. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC “soon.” Check out the Champion Edition trailer below!
All Rock Band 4 DLC and Instruments Will Work with Next-Gen Systems
The bane of many plastic instrument enthusiasts is trying to get your hardware to work across various machines, especially across generations. Luckily, Harmonix is making it easy with Rock Band 4, announcing that all instruments will work on the next-generation consoles. In addition, all DLC will be compatible on day one, meaning you’ll be able to start jamming with all your downloaded songs as soon as you get your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.
Here's the good news you've all been waiting for. You'll be able to enjoy Rock Band 4, all of your DLC, and your current-gen working instruments on next-gen systems. Learn more on our blog: https://t.co/jxpV6jlPKB pic.twitter.com/CMnkiIs9Ug
— Rock Band (@RockBand) October 13, 2020
Modern Warfare Update 1.21 Will Allow You to Uninstall Specific Modes on PC
The massive install size of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a joke in the video game world — particularly in regards to its PC version, which clocks in at a comical 200 GB. Fortunately, the game’s upcoming 1.28 update will allow you to delete specific modes to reduce the file size, as confirmed by Paul Haile, production director on Modern Warfare. It’s unclear how robust this feature will be or how much storage space it will save, but it’s a welcome feature nonetheless. Do note that this feature has only been confirmed for the PC version and will be available tomorrow, Oct. 14.
tomorrows update will have mode specific uninstall options for PC MW owners.
— Paul Haile (@Tyrael) October 12, 2020
Borderlands 3’s Free Next-Gen Upgrade Will Be Available at Console Launch
Borderlands 3 will be coming to next-gen systems and will launch alongside PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X day and date, as confirmed by Gearbox on Twitter today. The company explained that players who already own a copy on current-gen can upgrade to the next-gen version within the same family (PS4 > PS5 and Xbox One > Xbox Series X|S) for free. The next-gen version of Borderlands 3 will include up to four-player split-screen co-op and run at 4K 60 FPS in single-player and online co-op.
Get ready for a new generation of mayhem! #Borderlands3’s next-gen upgrade will be available day-and-date with Microsoft and Sony’s new consoles. PLUS, players who own the game and a next-gen console can upgrade within the same console family for free!
— Borderlands 3 (@Borderlands) October 13, 2020
Burger King PlayStation 5 Promotion Seemingly Leaked
Yesterday, a bizarre Burger King commercial began making the rounds, featuring the Burger King himself peering into a bag with the caption, “Do Whopper sandwiches normally do this?” and the mention that something will be happening on 10/15. The video was retweeted by the official PlayStation account, indicating a cross-promotion is in the works. Now, new, allegedly leaked images from supposed Burger King employees have sprung up. Apparently, this promotion is for a giveaway in which you have the chance to win a PlayStation 5 through Burger King by purchasing a select product through the company’s app. We’ll find out more specifics on Oct. 15.
Burger King and PlayStation 5's upcoming promo.
Buy a 2 for $5 on the BK App for a chance to win a #PS5 console!
The URL in the bottom left takes you to https://t.co/oeCDvUCK4r.
Shared by a BK employee. pic.twitter.com/MQhQvK0zdB
— Okami (@Okami13_) October 13, 2020