Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Overwatch 2, More: October Games on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Overwatch 2, More: October Games on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

October 2022, or rather its second half, is packed with new game releases, giving enough time for new first-person shooter Overwatch 2 to maintain its relevance. If online multiplayer isn’t your forte, this month features several highly anticipated AAA entries, including Gotham Knights, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remake. The latter has recently gone through an open beta testing period, providing fruitful results on the cross-play front. After almost a year of waiting, PlayStation is finally bringing Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection to PC, allowing a new generation of gamers to experience the adventures of Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer in the wild.

Nintendo continues to dominate on the portable front, as Umbra Witch Bayonetta returns for a threequel. Despite adding a new set of special spells, the game retains its fast-paced hack-and-slash methodology, allowing for hybrid experimentation in the field. Then there’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – a returning collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft – where iconic characters from the franchise embark on an interstellar journey to save fellow Sparks.

And if this frenetic style of play wears you out, take a “relaxing” trip to the plague-infested streets of France as you guide siblings Hugo and Amicia to a breathtaking island in the upcoming sequel to Plague Tale. Then there’s Bloody Ties, the long-awaited story DLC for the zombie parkour game Dying Light 2, where Aiden enters a bloodsports tournament, only to realize there’s too much at stake.

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With that, here are the nine best and biggest titles coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X in October 2022.

overwatch 2

When: October 4th
Where: PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One

Filtering your team composition down to a 5v5 meta, at launch, Overwatch 2 will function similarly to the original 2016 game, albeit with some new maps and hero reworks. Technically speaking, it’s a revamp that will completely replace its predecessor, encouraging a faster style of play and paving the way for the PvE element planned for the future. The version, released in October, will have an “early access” label and will only allow online multiplayer, with a new battle pass system similar to most shooters these days.

In addition to updated graphics and a geometric UI, Overwatch 2 brings three new heroes – Sojourn, Junker Queen, and the newly announced Kiriko – all of which will be available for competitive play. The “sequel” brings support for cross-play and cross-platform progression, along with seasonal updates, ensuring new content every nine weeks. How long Blizzard is able to maintain/increase its player base with this new model will be revealed over time.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem

When: October 18th
Where: PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox Series S/X

Set in southern France, A Plague Tale: Requiem follows the story of Amicia and Hugo de Rune, siblings who are on the run from the French Inquisition and the plague of the Black Death. You must put yourself in Amicia’s shoes as she tries to search for an island that might offer a cure for Hugo’s blood disease. In the next title, you can utilize a knife, a sling, and a crossbow that shoots arrows at enemies. The game also lets you ignite enemies with tar.

The game takes place six months after the events of A Plague Tale: Innocence, released in 2019. As they try to stay safe from the rats spreading the plague, Amicia and Hugo must stay in the light. However, they can also be used to your advantage, to solve puzzles or to attack enemies. Meanwhile, Hugo can use a special ability to locate enemies even if they aren’t in the same room. You can also upgrade skills to improve stealth or combat skills in A Plague Tale: Requiem.

Uncharted Collection: Legacy of Thieves

When: October 19th
Where: PC

The latest PC version from PlayStation, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is a remastered version of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy coming to PC 10 months after it hit PS5 in January. This action-adventure title will be fully optimized for PC, along with quality-of-life improvements that include a redesigned interface, GPU and VRAM detection, and scaling sliders, according to a previous report.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will let you play as treasure hunters Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer, but you’ll only have access to the single player campaigns of both games. You can adapt your graphics settings to your hardware while playing in 4K resolution on ultra-wide monitors. The game will also support DualSense controller input, along with haptic feedback and vibration, just like Sony’s latest consoles.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

When: October 20th
Where: Nintendo Switch

The heroes of the Mario and Rabbids universes must join forces to embark on a journey through different mysterious planets to save the Sparks from an evil entity called Cursa. This game comes from a collaboration between Ubisoft and Nintendo. It also serves as a sequel to 2017’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will arrive with a roster of nine heroes, including Mario, Bowser, Peach, Edge, Rabbid Rosalina and more. You’ll also be able to pair the Sparks you save with your party’s Heroes to make them even more formidable. The game will feature a strategic turn-based combat system that will also offer freedom of movement.

Gotham Knights

When: October 21st
Where: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X

WB Games Montreal’s upcoming open-world action RPG is based on the Batman: Gotham Knights comic book series. Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Police Commissioner Jim Gordon have died, and the task of maintaining order (as vigilantes, of course) and ensuring that justice is delivered falls to Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin. All four characters offer different playstyles and abilities, including the ability to teleport.

You can also play Gotham Knights in co-op mode, which lets you find friends, in addition to the single player mode. Switching characters in the game will require a visit to the Belfry, which serves as your headquarters.

The game allows for teleportation via the Justice League’s satellite, along with traversing the city in free form on your Batcycle. Gotham Knights will offer mysteries to solve and notorious villains to defeat, according to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive.

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New Tales from the Borderlands

When: October 21st
Where: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One

A spiritual successor to Telltale’s narrative piece, New Tales from the Borderlands follows a trio of losers – scientist Anu, her greedy brother Octavius, and Fran, the owner of a frozen yogurt shop, who is strapped to a floating chair. Together, the group embarks on a genre-bending adventure as they rebel against Tediore’s oppressive invasion.

Just like the original, the story will be divided into five chapters, featuring a choice-based dialogue system that affects the direction – to some extent. Fans can expect memorable Vault Hunters, psychopaths, corrupt CEOs, and a killer robot to keep you company until the end.

The switch to Unreal Engine grants a solid visual boost, making its point-and-click mechanics a little more bearable. The official listing also features an “Adventure Capital Pack,” which consists of cosmetics, 10,000 in-game currency, and a collectible FL4K Vaultlander. The inclusion is out of course for Telltale Games, which has focused on providing a great narrative experience with a one-time payment. No separate edits or microtransactions.

persona 5 real

When: October 21st
Where: PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One

An enhanced version of Persona 5, the upcoming Persona 5 Royal is set to bring new elements to the popular RPG for current generation consoles. Persona 5 Royal first released for PlayStation 4 in March 2020 and features new content and storyline elements. You must attend classes as a regular student and participate in extracurricular activities, all while working as a Phantom Thief, targeting corrupt adults to change them.

Persona 5 Royal will also feature a Metaverse Navigator, which will allow players to climb walls and jump over obstacles to conquer palaces and steal in-game treasure. Atlus has also made all of Royal’s DLC accessible for free, on PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox Series S/X and Xbox One, while the game will include subtitles in French, German, Italian and Spanish for the first time in the series.

bayonet 3

When: October 28
Where: Nintendo Switch

After a nearly eight-year hiatus, the Umbra Witch is finally making her return in the high-octane action of Bayonetta 3. And she won’t be alone! Allies old and new, including a witch-in-training named Viola, will help her on her adventure across the island of Thule. Bayonetta will encounter mysterious threats called ‘Homonculi’ and an evil entity called the Singularity.

Bayonetta 3 is a frenetic hack-and-slash game that lets you take down enemies using a combination of melee attacks and gunplay. Developer PlatinumGames has expanded on Bayonetta’s already impressive arsenal from previous games. Witch Time, Torture Attacks and Wicked Weaves are back. Along with new gimmicks including Demon Masquerade and Demon Slave.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

When: October 28
Where: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One

Serving as a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will bring several improvements to the core gameplay with new weapon handling, advanced AI system, a new Gunsmith and much more. The game brings back the iconic Task Force 141 in the single-player campaign that will take you to conflicts across the world.

At launch, the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will include an immersive multiplayer experience. Modern Warfare II will also include a story-based cooperative Special Ops mode with tactical gameplay. Developer Infinity Ward has also promised free post-launch content that will bring new maps, modes, seasonal events, and more to the game.

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