The Week in Wikis: Top RPG News of the Week On Dark Souls 3, Mass Effect, Destiny & More!

Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in the games we cover or are looking for a refresher we’ve got your back. Let’s take a look at the comings and goings across the Fextralife Wiki Network. Check out the video above and read on for the text!

Dark Souls 3

  • Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots on From Software’s Dark Souls 3: The big news is the confirmation of password matchmaking in the arena
  • The password matchmaking in the arena allows for a variety of customizations. You can set a password to allow for matching with friendly team only and the enemy team is matched with another, or you can have everyone use the same password and finally you can select which team to be a part of. This should make coordination with friends a lot more user friendly.
  • The new arenas coming with the expansion are called Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof. As you can see in the screenshots, it’s an Archdragon Peak-themed arena with crumbling ruins and elevations to lurk and ambush and the Grand Roof of Lothric Castle, where you find the 3 Golden Winged Knights is a more spacious and open area.
  • The new arenas will be available on the 24th for Ashes of Ariandel and Season Pass owners or on release day if you are planning to pick up The Ringed City alone. As long as you can access the Undead Match, you can access every arena map.
  • Later in the day, we got a look at some footage of the 2 new arenas:

Mass Effect Andromeda

  • If you’re thinking about or already pre-ordered the Deluxe or Super Deluxe editions of Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare has added some extra pre-order bonuses that will be available in May 2017. Many of the bonuses are in game Armor, Weapons, cosmetics upgrades to the Nomad and Multiplayer perks. They are as follows:
    • 1 exclusive Multiplayer Pack – featuring your highest chance of getting an Ultra-Rare item
    • 2 additional custom Nomad Skins – explore open worlds in style
    • 1 additional Pathfinder Casual outfit – perfect for your romance ambitions

    This is in addition to the pre-order bonuses that have already been annoucned for both editions

  • Later in the week, they released a gameplay trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda that looks at the upcoming Sci-Fi RPG’s multiplayer.
  • Multiplayer is a 4 player cooperative affair against escalating waves of enemies where you will clear a series of objectives and then extract from the battlefield. You’ll choose from 25 different characters from the different races with their unique skills and then will pick a loadout of weapons. Players can also choose boosters that grant ammo, skill cooldowns or extra XP.
  • There will be 5 multiplayer maps at launch called Firebase Sandstorm, Firebase Zero, Firebase Icebreaker, Firebase Magma and Firebase Sandstorm.
  • At the end of a match all the XP, credits and medals earned are added up and awarded evenly to everyone. XP is used to level up your character, credits are used to buy packs, unlock weapons, characters and mods.
  • Strike Missions are another way the game incorporates multiplayer. From the single player campaign you can send strike teams on missions for rewards. These missions can either be completed by your strike teams or you can complete them with other players online.
  • To culminate the week, the game went into early access and we hosted a livestream to show off the game’s opening cinematic moments as well as some exploration. We’ll be streaming at launch day so be sure to subscribe to our channel to keep a look out for when we go live
  • There’s still time to enter our Mass Effect: Andromeda giveaway! Head over to the Wiki’s homepage and fill out the entry form there. You can earn daily multiple entries until the game’s release on March 21st for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Good luck Pathfinder!

Horizon Zero Dawn

  • In a quick note on Horizon Zero Dawn, we learned that Guerrilla’s new action RPG became the best selling first party PS4 game to date. Big congrats are in order as they moved 2.6 million copies in 2 weeks!
  • Having fun exploring the world and killing machines? Be sure to check our extensive stable of video guides, including a massive trophy guide and some great collectible scavenging tips!

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Final Fantasy XV

  • Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV‘s upcoming DLC, Episode Gladiolus. The DLC is set to release March 28th on PS4 and Xbox One and will let players play as party member Gladiolus in a story chapter that explores his backstory.
  • The video shows some of the settings the DLC will take place in and they are very different in tone from the main game. There’s a darker, more serious theme to this content and the gameplay will be focused on Gladiolus’ impressive use of greatswords.
  • Thoughts on the trailer? Episode Gladiolus is part of the game’s Season Pass and is not yet priced for standalone purchase.

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Destiny

  • Bungie detailed some of the activities coming in Destiny’s Age of Triumph, the spring update coming at the end of March.
  • Many of the event’s activities center around acquiring the Treasure of Ages which allows you to earn all of the armor, emblems, emotes, masks, ships, and ornaments you may have missed over the life of the game as well as brand new items.
  • The event begins by talking to the Speaker to receive a new quest that sends you into the new Weekly Story playlist, which is a 380 Light level activity. Each week will feature a specific selection of missions with modifiers and you can earn legendary marks and a Treasure of the Ages to complete them.
  • Two more Treasure of Ages can be obtained for free each week–one for your first completion of the Siva Crisis Heroic playlist and one for the Weekly Crucible.
  • There will be a 380 Light level Weekly Nightfall Strike playlist availabe once every 4 weeks . Scoring is enabled and the Nightfall buff has returned. There is a new buff called Daybreak which makes enemies tougher but shortens cooldowns.
  • Challenge of the Elders is being raised to 390 Light level. Your first three completions of the week provide 10 Legendary Marks each, and you’ll still find the original on the Reef section.

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ESO

  • The Elder Scrolls Online Thieves Guild event is the one year anniversary of the release of the Thieves Guild. The Thieves Guild anniversary event concludes on Monday, March 20th at 10am EST so you still have some time left! To adventurers in Hew’s Bane the following goodies will apply:
    • Double the items received from crafting nodes in Hew’s Bane (This only applies to normal crafting nodes, not nodes spawned from Survey Reports.)
    • Double rewards for killing World Bosses and bosses in delves in Hew’s Bane
    • Double Defiled Whiskers, the dro-m’Athra crafting style item, from killing bosses in the Maw of Lorkhaj
    • Increased rewards from Heists
      • Non-perfect Heists give the reward for perfect Heists; perfect Heists award double the crates
    • The return of the original Thieves Guild Collector’s Bundle to the Crown Store at a substantial discount, featuring:
      • The Thieves Guild DLC game pack
      • The Hammerfell Camel mount
      • The Kindlespit Dragon Frog pet
      • Five Crown Experience Scrolls
    • 25% off Crown Store purchases of the Thieves Guild DLC game pack

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The Surge

  • Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13 gave us an intense new combat trailer for The Surge that showed off some of the brutal exoskeleton combat we’ll be experiencing when the game drops in May.
  • The Surge is taking taking Deck 13’s Lords of the Fallen roots to a new scifi level while giving it a combat feel that has more in common with Bloodborne without taking away the heft of wearing a mech suit.
  • The limb targeting system should make for some visceral and highly engaging combat encounters.

Dauntless

  • This past week, Phoenix Labs released a new trailer for Dauntless, their upcoming monster slaying online RPG. The trailer gives us a look at some of the gameplay we can expect.
  • The gameplay shows a party of slayers taking down different types of the game’s signature monsters called behemoths. The party uses a variety of weapons to dispatch an owl-like Shrike first and then takes out a Pangar which conjures up images of the ravenous crystal lizards in Dark Souls 3. The trailer finishes with a look at another fearsome beast called a Drask which we can anticipate seeing in more detail down the road.
  • Later in the week, in a blog post they explored how players will be able to customize and make the game their own by applying the spoils of battle to their armor, using a variety of flares to make a stellar entrance and by using dyes and other cosmetic items to really let their unique personalities shine.
  • The game is looking like a lot of fun for a party of 4 and has a definite Monster Hunter vibe going for it. A beta is coming in the fall and players can sign up for it on the Dauntless website. The game is set to release on PC sometime in 2017.

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One comment on “The Week in Wikis: Top RPG News of the Week On Dark Souls 3, Mass Effect, Destiny & More!”

  1. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    To add, Guerrilla games revealed story DLC for Horizon: Zero Dawn.