GameSkinny Weekend Download: More Borderlands 3, Risk of Rain 2, Outward, 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 the official Borderlands 3 release date, that Borderlands: The Handsom Collection is F2P this weekend, tons of Outward and Risk of Rain 2 coverage, Nintendo Labo, and a lot more reviews than we've done in a while.  

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

  • Borderlands 3 Launches September 13, Will Be Epic Store Exclusive on PC
    2K games officially announced Borderlands 3's release date and editions today, confirming it will be a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store. Read more

  • Play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Free This Weekend on Xbox, PC
    The bundle, which includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, is also on sale on PC, PS4, and Xbox One from multiple storefronts. Read more

  • Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild Will Support Labo VR
    Hot on the heels of Labo VR's initial announcement comes news that Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild will support the Toy-Con VR Goggles in different ways starting April 25. Read more

  • 20 Minutes of New The Outer Worlds Footage from PAX East
    Obsidian Entertainment's latest RPG gets a lengthy new gameplay video from PAX East, showcasing branching dialogue, varied action, and some gorgeous graphics. Read more

  • Dataminers Uncover New Gameplay Mechanics in The Division 2's Dark Hours Raid
    New details emerge about The Division 2's Raids, including a new signature weapon. Read more

  • Gameloft Partners With CARE For Special Dragon Mania Legends Charity Event
    Help fight poverty during a special charity event in Dragon Mania Legends. Read more

  • The Elder Scrolls Legends: Alliance War Gets New Details, Content Roadmap
    Alliance War is out April 15 and offers new cards, mechanics, and factions, and the game is set to receive multiple new rounds of content throughout the year. Read more

  • CD Projekt Red Announces New (Non-Digital) Store
    Soon, CDPR fans will be able to get all kind of sweet merch for their favorite games directly from the source. Read more

  • Unbound: Worlds Apart Announced, Kickstarter Campaign Begins in May
    Alien Pixel Studios' new indie platformer features reality warping as its main mechanic, a unique art style, and plenty of atmospheric environments. Read more

  • Civilization 6 Update Brings Cross-Platform Cloud Saves for PC and Switch
    The update implements seamless cloud saves for Switch and PC, although there is no word about iOS support yet. Read more

  • Nintendo Switch Online’s April NES Games Announced
    Nintendo Switch Online gets three new NES games on April 10 as part of its monthly update. Read more

  • Risk of Rain 2 Nears 650,000 Players in First Week After Release
    Hopoo Games said the numbers smashed all expectations and provided an outline of how it will support the game in the coming months. Read more

  • League of Legends Champions Korea Spring Playoffs 2019: What to Know
    Everything you need to know about LCK Spring Playoffs 2019. Read more

  • International Rating Suggests Octopath Traveler Could Get a PC Port Soon
    Octopath Traveler received a rating for release in Korea — on PC. Could that mean it will no longer be Switch exclusive, or is there something else in store for the fledgling franchise? Read more

Reviews

  • Yoshi's Crafted World Review: Crafting a New Classic
    Don't let the green dino's mid-tier status fool you. With fluid platforming, incredible attention to detail, and a huge variety of content, Yoshi's Crafted World is a must-have Switch game. Read more

  • ATOM RPG Review: A Fallout Clone That Never Takes Itself Too Seriously
    ATOM RPG is trashy, yet hilarious; clunky, yet addictive. It's a fun Fallout clone that at times makes you laugh, and at others yell at your screen. Read more

  • Risk of Rain 2 Early Access Impressions: Simply a Huge Amount of Fun
    So far, Risk of Rain 2 is a worthy successor to the original, with its fully 3D design opening up new avenues of play. Read more

  • SteelSeries Stratus Duo Controller Review: Hard to Put Down
    The Stratus Duo stands tall alongside other mobile controllers and rivals the best that are currently available for PC. Read more

  • Logitech MX518 Review: The Greatest Gaming Mouse is Still Pretty Fab
    The MX518 might be a throwback, but it has plenty of modern bells and whistles to make its legend relevant today. Read more

  • We. The Revolution Review: Social Strategy on a Guillotine's Edge
    All told, We. The Revolution comes together to make a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Read more

  • Mechstermination Force Review: Fun, but Flawed
    When it works, Mechstermination Force is an enjoyable experience, but those moments are marred by some faulty design and monotonous grinding. Read more

  • MLB The Show 19 Review: Another Season of Your Favorite Show
    The Show is back with the latest, but just barely the greatest, addition to the world of baseball video games. Read more

Culture

  • Mystery Dungeon is a Criminally Underrated Series — And That's a Shame
    With Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy releasing recently, we take a look at why Mystery Dungeon games are worth your time (and sanity). Read more

  • Outward's Biggest Problem on Console Is Load Times
    Of all the challenges found in Outward, the load screens may be console players' biggest hurdle. Read more

  • The Top 20 Minecraft 1.14 Seeds for April 2019
    Prepare for the official release of a new Village and Pillage update for Minecraft 1.14 with this month's best selection of seeds. Read more

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Conquest Battles Were a Missed Opportunity
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a fantastic game that didn't quite manage to live up to its lofty potential, and conquest battles were a primary victim of this. Read more

  • To Leave Shines an Unabashed Light on Mental Health
    To Leave may be a hard experience for some, but it's another title that helps us understand that living with mental health issues is not easy. Read more

  • Niantic Announces Dates for Pokemon GO's 2019 Summer Tour
    The first leg of the tour kicks off in Chicago's Grant Park from June 13-16 and will feature local and global challenges to connect players around the world. Read more

  • Trailer Details The Division 2's World Tier 5, Reveals Raid Release Date
    The Division 2's latest trailer provides more information on the impending World Tier 5, as well as a release date for the game's first raid. Read more. 

Guides

  • Borderlands 3 Pre-Order Guide: What's In Every Edition
    Borderlands 3 finally has a release date, and pre-orders are open now for all four editions. We've rounded up where you can find each, including the diamond loot chest edition. Read more

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Headless Boss Guide
    Having trouble taking down the Headless minibosses in Sekiro? This guide shows you all headless locations, as well as the best tactics for beating them and the items they drop. Read more

  • Trails of Cold Steel Romance and Bonding Guide
    If you're wondering about Trails of Cold Steel's characters, romance, and bonding, who you can romance, and how your romantic and bonding choices carry over into Trails of Cold Steel II, you're in the right place. Read more

  • Outward: How to get The Discipline Boon (Brace or Focus)
    Only two skills grant the Discipline boon, luckily they're both in the same place. Read more

  • Outward: How to Get to Levant (and Berg) from Chersonese
    The less stressful route from Chersonese to Levant in Outward, through Berg. Read more.

  • Best Weapons in Outward and How to Get Them
    Here are some of the most powerful weapons in Outward, and short instructions on how to find them all. Read more

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Get The Most Out of The 2019 Jubilee Event
    How to roll in Jubilee Gift Boxes during ESO's 2019 Jubilee Event starting this week. Read more

  • Elder Scrolls Blades Not Letting Me Play, Device Not Supported Help
    The Elder Scrolls finally has a proper mobile entry, but most players can't login quite yet. These tips will try to help you fix the issue until more info becomes available. Read more

  • Generation Zero Guide: All Weapons Locations
    Here are the exact locations of all weapon types in Generation Zero, including their coordinates. Read more

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World: All Poochy Pup Locations In the First Dream Gem Path
    Need help getting all the Poochy Pups in the first path of Yoshi's Crafted World? This guide has all their locations! Read more

  • How to Unlock All of the Characters in Risk of Rain 2
    A quick guide to unlocking the characters of Risk of Rain 2. We chucked in some tips for using each of them, too. We are just nice like that. Read more

  • Risk of Rain 2 Lunar Coins: Where to Use, What Items to Buy
    A guide to Risk of Rain 2's rarest currency, what to spend it on first, and why you should do so. Read more

  • Teleporters and You: A Risk of Rain 2 Guide
    RoR2's teleporters aren't that hard to find if you know what you're looking for. Read more

  • Dota Auto Chess Gods Strategy Guide: Mars and Zeus
    Learn about the two new gods Mars and Zeus, their abilities, synergies, and combos with the help of this guide to Dota Auto Chess. Read more

  • 15 Best Hearthstone Cards from Rise of Shadows
    The Year of the Dragon has begun with the new Hearthstone expansion Rise of Shadows. Here are the 15 best cards of the new set. Read more

Check back next Saturday morning for more. 

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Published Apr. 6th 2019

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