Join the Aftercharge Closed Beta on Xbox One 12/14 – 12/16!

This week we’re excited to invite all Xbox Insiders on Xbox One to participate in the Aftercharge Closed Beta! There’s limited space available for this Closed Beta, so please follow the steps under HOW TO PARTICIPATE to join in now.

Aftercharge is a 3 vs 3 competitive game pitting invisible robots against an invincible security squad in high-octane tactical skirmishes. Six glowing structures called extractor are at the center of the gameplay and serve as the objective for both teams.

The robots have to coordinate their attacks, create distractions and sneak around to destroy them. The enforcers on the other hand have to cover as much ground as possible and use their abilities wisely to spot the attackers and stop them before they can destroy all of the extractors.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1. On your Xbox One console, sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (or install the Xbox Insider Hub app from the Store first if necessary).
2. From the main landing page, navigate to Insider content > Games > Aftercharge.
3. Select Join.
4. Wait for the registration to complete (Pending will disappear) to be redirected to the Store and install Aftercharge!

NOTE: Space is limited for the Aftercharge Closed Beta, and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Submit feedback, suggestions, and issues you encounter via Report a problem (hold down the Xbox button on the controller and select Report a problem from the power menu).

Thanks for being an Xbox Insider!

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Soundweaver Introduces a New Way to Play Skyforge on Xbox One

When we create an update for Skyforge, we always look at the bigger picture and the ways you can interact with the world. We want players to find new ways to play the game and make each class that we create a fun and fresh experience. With Distant Frequencies, we might have achieved just that.

The Soundweaver is a new spin of the Bard class from classic RPGs. Many of our colleagues are fans of tabletop games, and some of them were actively pushing for a musician class in Skyforge. However, we didn’t want to just make a musician that plays tunes at the press of a button. We wanted to make it interactive, almost like a rhythm game.

Skyforge Screenshot

When the first concepts started to make their rounds in our studio, we knew we had something really unique coming up. In the end, we just needed a fitting theme for our new class – and this is where it got tricky, to say the least.

In Skyforge, we explore many different universes, ranging from mythological creatures, gods and demons, to machines and virtual worlds. Therefore, when pinpointing a new style for a music-themed player class, we had many different goals and ideas in mind. Should it be like a flute player from a forest? Or maybe a Viking class blowing a huge horn? But with the influence of our recent Battle Royale mode, we were in the mood for a more tech-oriented class and sketched out concepts for an 80s synthwave-guitarist. That’s when things started to click, and how we got our very own Soundweaver!

Skyforge Screenshot

As mentioned before, we wanted to make this class play more like a rhythmic game, which means that if you press the base attacks in the right timing, the Soundweaver will get different types of bonuses. On top of that, the Soundweaver uses three different auras created with a subwoofer with various effects depending on if they are used against enemies, in a party or as a solo player.

We hope you’ll enjoy playing as the Soundweaver on Skyforge’s newest update, Distant Frequencies! Let us know your comments on social media!

If you haven’t played Skyforge recently, we’re sending out small in-game gifts to all inactive players that will help you catch up with the rest of the community! Please note that those gifts are sent out in waves and it may take a few days for them to arrive in your in-game inbox.

See you in Aelion!

Skyforge is a free to play Action MMO title available now on the Microsoft Store.

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Below is Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

The wait is over! Today, all adventures are welcome to enter The Isle’s labyrinth to unearth what lies below The Depths. Available today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass, Below is a procedurally generated dungeon crawler full of vicious creatures, deadly traps, and a mysterious shadowy presence that’s never too far behind. And it’ll be up to you to navigate these otherworldly hazards as you choose your path through this deadly maze.

Below Screenshot

The Depths are filled with secrets that only the bravest wanderers will learn, and this is at the heart of Below – embracing the idea that players enjoy discovering secret areas, finding hidden passageways, and uncovering the mysteries that are hiding in the darkness. And you can head off on this adventure today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass.

Below Screenshot

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

Below Screenshot

Keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire for all the latest Xbox news and information about your favorite gaming console.

 

Below is available now on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store and with Xbox Game Pass. Below is also part of the ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade event.

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D&D Strategy Game Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Out Now on Xbox One

Welcome to your next Dungeons & Dragons adventure! Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is now out on Xbox One and it brings a whole new way to adventure with your favorite D&D heroes! Embark on a sometimes epic, but always hilarious set of adventures where you are in command of the Forgotten Realms’ most epic heroes. Decide who to recruit, gear, and level up as you fight through waves of undead, Red Wizards, Yuan-ti, and really angry forest denizens. Travel to the jungles of Chult, the lost land of Barovia and scuffle in the streets of Waterdeep in this epic Dungeons & Dragons strategy management game!

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a Dungeons & Dragons-based strategy management game. You collect your adventurers (Champions) and send them on epic and humorous quests to earn gold. Then, use the gold to level up your Champions to help them tackle more dangerous foes. Once your progress slows, complete the adventure and all the gold you’ve collected is transferred into Divine Favor. Divine Favor increases the rate at which you collect gold in the future, so you’ll collect more gold, level up faster, and advance further on your next adventure!

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Screenshot

You’ll start your adventures near Mirabar with Bruenor Battlehammer from R.A. Salvatore’s “Legend of Drizzt” novel series and 11 of his friends. Continue playing through three different campaigns based on TRPG modules and over 200 adventures and variants as you weave your way through the world of Toril in the famed Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons.

Along with weekly content drops, we have 17 annual events that we rotate through.

Each event has two or more new Champions to collect and gear up for free, as well as unique adventures that are only available during those events! As of this writing, we have 35 different adventurers to collect, with more coming every few weeks!

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Screenshot

Build your own adventuring party by collecting the heroes you love from D&D lore and popular Dungeons & Dragons streaming shows like “Force Grey”, “Acquisitions Incorporated: The “C” Team,” “Dice,” “Camera, Action!,” and more. Unlock their formation abilities and your own skills at the art of Formation Strategy to create the strongest team to take on foes like Strahd von Zarovich, Zariel, and the Demilich Acererak!

We’ve spent the last few months overhauling the UI to make it work for Xbox One. To help you kick off your adventuring party with a leg up, we’ll be launching the game with a Founder’s Pack full of exclusive goodies at an awesome discount (check out the Microsoft Store for all the details on the goodies you’ll receive).

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Screenshot

In addition to the Founder’s Pack, we’ll be celebrating the launch on Xbox One with a week of in-game freebies starting today! Come back every day to pick up an Xbox One celebration chest which has 4 unique items selected by the Idle Champions team! Collect 4 of the chests to unlock 5 additional Gold Chests, and a free Golden Epic card for Joe Manganiello’s Arkhan the Cruel!

Download Idle Champions today to start your adventuring party and quest through the Forgotten Realms on Xbox One! You can keep up with all the latest by following Idle Champions on Mixer, Twitter, Facebook, and our Instagram feed.

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