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Killzone: Shadow Fall gets free King of the Hill multiplayer mode

Killzone: Shadow Fall gets free King of the Hill multiplayer mode

Guerrilla Games is continuing to update their PS4 shooter, Killzone: Shadow Fall. In addition to offering the Insurgent Pack, the studio is also giving Shadow Fall players a whole new way to play multiplayer with a free King of the Hill mode.

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Killzone Mercenary adds bots to multiplayer with paid DLC

Killzone Mercenary adds bots to multiplayer with paid DLC

Bots have finally come to Killzone Mercenary's multiplayer mode. However, you'll have to pay for the feature if you'd like to access it.

The "Botzone Soldier Training Pack" will unlock the ability to play against up to 7 AI soldiers in all of the game's multiplayer maps. Given that it's a Vita game, being able to experience multiplayer in an offline setting is pretty crucial, we'd say.

Read more: And get trophies »

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Killzone Shadow Fall 'Insurgent Pack' coming in April, two free maps now available

Killzone Shadow Fall 'Insurgent Pack' coming in April, two free maps now available

Killzone Shadow Fall is preparing to roll out its next expansion, titled the Insurgent Pack. The expansion includes a new character class, three more abilities, three weapons, and two game modes. It's coming in April.

Read more: A stealthy class, defensive abilities, and more »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall patch lets you lock frame rate

Killzone: Shadow Fall patch lets you lock frame rate

The latest patch for Killzone: Shadow Fall adds a handful of new features, including the ability to lock the campaign frame rate. Even though the campaign aims for 60 frames per second, the occasional dip might distract you. If that's the case, you can keep it low from the Options menu.

Read more: Warzone discoverability, clans, and more save points »

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Nearly half of all PS4 owners bought Killzone: Shadow Fall

Nearly half of all PS4 owners bought Killzone: Shadow Fall

Perhaps the most high-profile release of the PS4 launch was Killzone: Shadow Fall. Guerrilla Games' shooter is arguably one of the prettiest games on the console, one that serves as a technical showpiece for next-gen. Unsurprisingly, it's sold pretty well, with Sony announcing sales of 2.1 million units worldwide.

Read more: 50% attach rate »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall phasing in clans in February

Killzone: Shadow Fall phasing in clans in February

Killzone: Shadow Fall is on the verge of patching in one of its most requested features. Guerrilla Games' Victor Zuylen has acknowledged the clamor for a clan system and notes that the PS4 launch title will begin phasing in the feature, beginning with patch 1.09 in early February.

Read more: Features to be based on feedback »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall's first free multiplayer DLC revealed

Killzone: Shadow Fall's first free multiplayer DLC revealed

As promised, Killzone Shadow Fall will offer free multiplayer maps for everyone. Whereas other shooters charge for new maps, Guerrilla and Sony are taking a different approach, putting additional game modes behind their Season Pass.

See: the two new maps »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

The better half of Killzone: Shadow Fall is the multiplayer. If you want to give it a try, Sony has announced plans for a free multiplayer weekend. The game's online offerings will be free from December 28 through 31.

Read more: Pre-load goes live tomorrow »

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Killzone: Mercenary getting two new multiplayer maps for free

Killzone: Mercenary getting two new multiplayer maps for free

With Killzone: Shadow Fall taking up most of the attention for its arrival on PS4, it's easy to forget that Vita got a Killzone title of its own earlier this year. But Guerrilla Cambridge hasn't forgotten their handheld shooter and will offer free content for Killzone: Mercenary's multiplayer in the coming months.

Read more: Multiplayer improvements coming soon »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall review: half-bred

Killzone: Shadow Fall review: half-bred

The Killzone franchise has always been caught in a struggle against early expectations. First billed as a "Halo killer" in the PS2 era, then needing to live up to a pre-rendered lofty "visual target" in the PS3 era--Shadow Fall now has the burden of being Sony's biggest exclusive launch game for PlayStation 4. And while this is Guerrilla's fourth step at bat, it appears they've not learned the lessons from their previous efforts, making the same missteps of Killzone 3.

With Shadow Fall, Guerrilla has once again upped the ante in all the ways you'd expect: the graphics are even more colorful than before, with enough lens flares to blind J.J. Abrams. From sweeping vistas of a futuristic city, to scenes with dozens of dazzling light sources, Shadow Fall is designed as a visual feast, meant to celebrate the arrival of a new generation of consoles--and it largely succeeds. As a technical showcase, Shadow Fall makes good to showcase all of PS4's fancy new tech, including the sometimes-gimmmicky new features thrown into DualShock 4 (your controller will turn red when low on health, and you'll swipe the touchpad for additional commands).

Read more: Finding a balance between KZ2&3 »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall launch trailers show off story and tech

Killzone: Shadow Fall launch trailers show off story and tech

Killzone: Shadow Fall is ready to deploy in time for Friday's PS4 launch. Two new trailers have been released to help whet some appetites, one highlighting the ongoing narrative and another displaying some of the tech used to power Guerrilla Games' latest.

Watch: Story and tech on display »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall video shows combat flexibility

Killzone: Shadow Fall video shows combat flexibility

The Killzone series tends to emphasize bombastic setpiece moments--it is called "Killzone" after all. But Guerrilla wants to give you a little more flexibility in Shadow Fall, and a mission showcase details some of your options heading into a typical encounter.

Watch: 15 minutes, four styles »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall requires 7.5GB initial download before play

Killzone: Shadow Fall requires 7.5GB initial download before play

One of the new features Sony promised when unveiling PlayStation 4 was the ability to play games as they download from the PlayStation Store. With games like Killzone: Shadow Fall clocking in at nearly 40GB in size, it wouldn't be practical to sit and wait for such a huge download to finish before playing. Through a feature Sony is now calling "PlayGo," you'll be able to select which part of the game you'd like to download first--single or multiplayer--and then play the game as it downloads.

In reality, PlayGo won't be as immediate as many had imagined. For example, Shadow Fall will still require a 7.5GB initial download before it can be played when purchased digitally.

Read more: PlayGo will become 'friendlier' in future games »

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Look at the graphics of this Killzone: Shadow Fall story trailer

Look at the graphics of this Killzone: Shadow Fall story trailer

Sony and Guerrilla Games have released a "story trailer" for Killzone: Shadow Fall. And sure, you're totally going to be watching it for the story, not for the graphics.

Shadow Fall takes place on Vekta, where Helghast and Vektan have called an uneasy truce. Lo and behold, there are factions within both sides trying to stir up trouble, with the Black Hand trying to start a civil war. Players control a Shadow Marshal, who must deal with the growing unrest before it escalates any further.

Watch: But you're really just going to look at the graphics »

"Eh it looks good, but we arent going to see true next gen imagery for another 3-5 years."
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Killzone: Shadow Fall has no multiplayer vehicles at launch, co-op, or split-screen

Killzone: Shadow Fall has no multiplayer vehicles at launch, co-op, or split-screen

Killzone Shadow Fall is a marquee PlayStation 4 launch title, ticking the "first-person shooter" box that comes with a new console. A new Q&A with game director Steven Ter Heide sets expectations accordingly, outlining just what the game will and won't do.

Read more: 'Too many new variables' »

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