GameSkinny Weekend Download: Borderlands 3, Mortal Kombat 11, Sekiro, and More

Your weekly roundup of GameSkinny news, reviews, guides, and features.

It's Saturday morning, and GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back again. 

Here's most of everything we published this week in one easy to digest roundup, including Borderlands 3 news, our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review and guides, and our impressions from the Mortal Kombat 11 beta

As usual, we've added links in case you find a headline that tickles your fancy and want to read more. We've also broken things down by category to make it easy to find what you're looking for. And finally, we've left out posts that are now meaningless because the event or sale has already ended. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy.  

News

  • Atlus Unveils Persona 5: The Royal, With More Info Teased for April 24
    Persona 5: The Royal will be a brand-new Persona 5 RPG, featuring at least one important new character. Read more

  • Blizzard Restricts WoW Classic Loot Trading Of Soulbound Items To Raids
    In response to player concern over Soulbound loot trading in WoW Classic, Blizzard is limiting it to items acquired in raids. Read more

  • Details Surface on Two Rumored Nintendo Switch Models
    Reports claim Nintendo will release a budget Switch and an improved Switch as early as summer to help drive sales and diversify the consumer base. Read more

  • No Man's Sky VR Announced, Part of Beyond Expansion
    The entirety of No Man's Sky is getting a VR experience built from the ground up as part of this summer's Beyond expansion. Read more

  • Ready, Set, Heroes Announced During Sony's State of Play Livestream
    Sony Worldwide Studios and Robot Entertainment are teaming up to bring a new multiplayer, dungeon-crawling adventure sometime this fall. Read more

  • Apple Announces Apple Arcade Subscription Service For All Its Devices
    During today's Apple Event, the company announced a new video game subscription services available on all of its devices. Read more

  • PlayStation State of Play Rundown: Everything That Was Announced
    Sony held its first 'State of Play' streaming event, revealing new information on upcoming games for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Here's what was shown. Read more

  • Control Gets Release Date and Gameplay Trailer, Pre-Orders Open Now
    Remedy's latest game is out this August and offers a host of pre-order bonuses and multiple editions for players to choose from. Read more

  • Dystopian Cyberpunk Adventure Beyond A Steel Sky Announced At Apple Event
    The sequel Revolution Software's dystopian adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky has been announced and will release later this year. Read more

  • Secret World Developer Announces Lovecraftian Horror Game On Mars
    Get ready for some Halloween fun with Funcom's upcoming space horror game Moons of Madness. Read more.
     
  • Sony Will No Longer Sell Digital Games at Retail Locations Starting April 1
    Consumers must purchase digital games directly through the PSN starting April 1, though Sony will increase the variety of PSN card values to compensate. Read more

  • Metro: Exodus Ranger Update Brings New Game+ and Other Updates
    Metro Exodus gets an expansive New Game+ mode with new achievements, customizable experiences, commentary, and a host of bug fixes. Read more

  • Gearbox Releases New Teaser Trailer for Next Borderlands Game
    Gearbox teases the return of beloved characters and some new, intriguing mysteries for fans in the next Borderlands game, with more details to come at PAX East. Read more

  • GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Coming to Mobile Later This Year
    CD Projekt Red said the mobile version will include high-quality visuals and multiplayer support, along with all existing content and expansions. Read more

  • Niantic Offers Rewards To Pokemon GO Players Participating In Earth Day Events
    Celebrate Earth Day and get special rewards in Pokemon GO during Niantic's Earth Day Cleanup Event. Read more

  • Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Jax Revealed in Growing Mortal Kombat 11 Roster
    Three more characters join the Mortal Kombat 11 lineup: Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Jax. Read more

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Currently Live, Features 5 Kombatants, Two Modes
    The Mortal Kombat 11 beta is currently live for those who pre-ordered the game. The beta features two modes and a handful of playable characters. Read more

  • Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant Out Today, 20% Off on Steam
    Alongside going on sale via Steam, Dead Cells' first big DLC expansion arrives today and includes a vast array of updates and balancing. Read more

  • Borderlands 3 Announced At PAX East, Gets Official Developer's Trailer
    Gearbox lifts the lid on Borderlands 3 at last with a new trailer showcasing plenty of action and characters, though with no anticipated release date. Read more

  • Borderlands Remasters, Board Game, and Borderlands 2 VR DLC Announced
    The Borderlands series saw multiple new announcements at PAX East, including remasters, updated visuals, DLC, and a new tabletop game. Read more

  • Gearbox Publishing Announces New Games, Partnerships at PAX East
    Gearbox Publishing is bringing a mix of new games, DLC, and physical editions to fans throughout 2019, including We Happy Few DLC and Bulletstorm for Nintendo Switch. Read more

  • Warcraft and Warcraft 2 Now Available on Good Old Games
    Warcraft I and II join the GoG store lineup, offering new players a chance to experience the story for the first time. Read more

  • On the Road to Finals: 2019 Pro Seasons Begin for SMITE, Paladins
    SMITE and Paladins players have arrived in Atlanta for the start of the 2019 SPL and PPL seasons. Read more

  • PUBG’s Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card Now Live on PC
    PUBG's latest event is live now and offers more than 60 new items, plus a host of missions updated every week until June 4. Read more

  • Blizzard Addresses World Of Warcraft Classic Spell Batching
    The World of Warcraft classic team outlined more plans to make the game feel as close to Vanilla as possible. Read more

  • PS4 6.51 Firmware Update Out Now — No Option to Change PSN IDs
    Sony's latest PlayStation 4 update makes some performance changes, but it fails to deliver the long-promised PSN online ID change. Read more

Reviews

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review: Play The Hits
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel plays like a greatest hits compilation of JRPG tropes and mechanics, and that is (largely) a really good thing. Read more

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review: A Masterpiece in Every Sense
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is probably the best game From Software has ever made, and it's worth every second of your time playing. Read more

Culture

  • Hands-On With Google Stadia: First Impressions From GDC 2019
    Google Stadia has the potential to be the real deal, and our hands-on with the platform at GDC 2019 shows promise. Read more

  • Rape Day Proves Steam Needs to Rethink Its Regulation Policies
    If Steam continues to allow games like Rape Day to appear on its store, even briefly, there's a good chance it will be forced to rethink how Valve regulates games on the platform. Read more

  • Terrorarium Early Access Preview: Rough Around the Edges
    Terrorarium's new to Early Access and needs some work to make it a worthwhile purchase. Read more

  • Artist Spotlight: Travis "Sketch Junky" Elliot Catches the Essence of Pokemon
    Artist Travis "Sketch Junky" Elliot reimagines your favorite video game and anime characters in stunning traditional art. Read more

  • In Defense Of Smaller World Maps: Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better
    Most open-world games would benefit from having a map that's much, much smaller. Don't @ me. Read more

  • An Introduction to Trails: The Best JRPG Franchise You've (Probably) Never Heard Of
    If you're looking for your next epic, niche RPG with excellent characters and a deep story, look no further than Nihon Falcom's Trails games. Read more

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Impressions: Shaping Up to be Another Win
    Mortal Kombat 11 has an updated fighting system and a few other tweaks you'll want to know about. Check out our impressions of the closed beta. Read more

Guides

  • LifeAfter Crafting Recipes Guide
    Hunger is one of your biggest foes in LifeAfter, so keep your pantry packed with this guide to all the recipes you can make. Read more

  • Apex Legends Octane Tips and Tricks Guide
    Octane is the newest character in Apex Legends. Here is a complete breakdown of all his abilities and essential tips on how to use them effectively. Read more

  • Apex Legends Gun and Weapon Stats Guide
    We compare all the DPS, head damage, and mag size stats for every single weapon currently available in Apex Legends. Read more

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Esoteric Texts Guide
    Esoteric Texts grant access to new unlockable abilities either actively or passively. They are the key to beating tougher enemies in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Read more

  • How To Upgrade Your Stats in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Stats in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are a little different than they are in Dark Souls or Bloodborne. Here's what to know about upgrading them. Read more

  • How to Pick Up Loot & Money in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Loot and money are essential items in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. If you're wondering how to pick them up from dead enemies, this quick guide shows you how. Read more

  • How to Beat Shielded Enemies in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    The loaded axe is the only way to defeat shielded enemies in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Here's where to find it and how to use it to deal death blows to these tiresome mobs. Read more

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Guide — How to Get All Endings
    Unlock all four endings with the help of our step-by-step guide to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Read more

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Guide — How to Get All Prosthetics
    This guide shows you the locations of all 10 prosthetic tools available in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Read more

  • Best Settings for FPS, Performance in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC
    Want to squeeze out every possible frame in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on your PC or laptop? Then, follow this guide for the most optimal graphics settings. Read more

  • Controller Not Working Fixes For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    The controller not working problem in Sekiro is stumping many players, since not every solution works for every player. We've rounded up the best fixes for the problem to get you back in the game. Read more

  • How to Fix The Division 2 Uniform-01 Error
    The Division 2's Uniform 01 error keeps coming back to haunt players, but there's a simple fix for it, even if it chucks the Delta 03 error your way again. Read more

  • Fallout 76's "This Account Lacks the Required Entitlements" Error Explained
    FO76's infamous beta error keeps rearing its ugly head from time to time. But is there anything you can do when the game tells you that "This account lacks the required entitlements"? Read more

  • Outward: How to Attach Your Lantern to Your Backpack
    How to get a new shiny backpack and attach your lantern to it. Read more

  • Outward: How to Pay Your Blood Debt Off Quickly
    You don't have to scrape up 150 Silver to pay off that Blood Debt in Outward. You can actually finish it in a matter of minutes. Read more

  • Outward Guide: Death and Finding Your Backpack
    What you need to know about dying, and how to find your backpack after death. Read more

  • LYN: The Lightbringer Beginner's Guide to Grinding & Team Building
    Having trouble with Nexon's new gacha mobile game? We're here to help with tier lists, team comp suggestions, and a breakdown of the best ways to level up your team! Read more

Check back next Saturday morning for more. 

Contributor

Published Mar. 30th 2019

Cached - article_comments_article_62401
Related
More Borderlands 3 Content
Popular in the Community