Some rather important games got significant updates today. Friday the 13th: The Game, Gears of War 4 and Phantom Dust all received patches will greatly improve the experience. Let’s start off with Friday the 13th: The Game, shall we? As you all know by now, Friday the 13th: The Game was a broken mess when it launched. Matchmaking didn’t work, menus were incomplete and it looks downright hideous. Today’s Xbox One patch not only makes Matchmaking work, but it also improves the game’s visuals by adjusting textures and lighting. Also, menu are no longer incomplete.
Gears of War 4 is probably the star of the show. This morning, Microsoft announced details for the biggest ever update in the history of the game. Gears of War 4: Rise of the Horde is arriving on June 6 for free. In this update, Horde is getting a massive shakeup with 15 brand new Horde Skills to collect, Level 6 skills, Loot Drops, tuning changes and new difficulty levels.
Additionally, for Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers who haven’t jumped in to the Gears of War 4 experience yet, there’s going to be a free trial. From June 9 to June 15, the company’s offering a trial version to download for free. This full game trial will offer 10 hours of free play in Gears of War 4, including the entire first act of the campaign plus full access to the Horde and Versus experiences. This means that new players can try out Rise of the Horde on top of all the existing multiplayer content!
Lastly, Phantom Dust’s latest patch adds rebindable keys and allows users to increase the duration of the loading screen so they don’t miss story elements or other hints. It’s hilarious how modern devices load the game so fast that gamers can’t read anything. All of these patches greatly improve the games and you should download them as soon as they’re available.