Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’ve been playing The Division 2‘s expansion, Warlords of New York, which is a huge DLC—it feels like it’s as big as the base game. If you want a shooter that you can play completely solo or with other people and lets you do quests in any order, The Division 2 is a lot of fun.
Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing and looking forward to! Check back every Wednesday for more news and interesting links.
Animal Crossing‘s Record-Breaking Sales
If it seems like everyone you know is playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’re not alone. AC:NH is the second best-selling game of 2020 behind Modern Warfare, and was the best-selling game in March. In the U.S., it sold more physical copies in its launch month than any Mario or Zelda title.
NPD: Animal Crossing: New Horizons launch numbers surpass any Mario or Zelda title in the US
Third best selling Nintendo game ever (behind SSBU and SSBB)
Currently the 2nd best selling title of the year in the US (behind Modern Warfare)https://t.co/Bk0Eo3zRvW pic.twitter.com/jKL3F0mGWY
— Nibel (@Nibellion) April 21, 2020
Estimates show it sold more digital units in a single month than any game in history; the previous record-holder was Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Correction: previous record holder is Black Ops 4, not 3, big difference
Also, keep in mind this is just an estimation and we do not have official numbers from Nintendo (yet)
It seems like a popular title
— Nibel (@Nibellion) April 22, 2020
Travis Scott Concert Tour in Fortnite
Travis Scott performed a concert tour this past weekend inside Fortnite, with over 12.3 million players joining the event on Friday.
Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record!
Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: https://t.co/D7cfd2Vxcc
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020
HOLY… the Travis Scott event in Fortnite was the one of the COOLEST events yet! Absolute UNREAL! pic.twitter.com/dvGLzuPCO4
— Jon (@MrDalekJD) April 23, 2020
This isn’t the first time a popular musician has performed a concert in Fortnite to a massive audience: last year Marshmello performed to 10.7 million players.
The Last of Us 2 Spoiler Leak and Release Date
Last weekend, videos were uploaded to YouTube that revealed leaked clips from The Last of Us 2 (spoiler warning). I’m not reading any spoilers since this is my most anticipated game, but you can. In non-spoiler news, Sony’s official PlayStation blog announced that The Last of Us 2 will release on June 19.
World of Warcraft has an upcoming expansion, Shadowlands, which will feature a new starting zone called Exile’s Reach. Polygon reports the new starting zone is more welcoming than ever to new players.
Battlefield 5 will get a large update this summer, which will be the game’s final update.
Fallout 76‘s project lead stated on Reddit that the game is looking to add pets.
Gamespot released a list of its current tabletop game recommendations, including Gloomhaven, Pandemic Legacy, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and many more.
PS4 owners can currently get Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which includes Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake’s Deception, for free. You can download them for free until May 5 and they’re yours to keep. Sony is offering these as part of its new Play At Home initiative.
Between now and May 16, various parts of Madden NFL 20 Bowl will air on ESPN2, Twitch, and YouTube, with the finals also airing on ESPN.
Nintendo has disabled the ability to log into a Nintendo Account with a Nintendo Network ID (NNID) after 160,000 accounts were compromised in a breach in April.
League of Legends‘ annual Mid-Season Invitational is cancelled this year, so besides less competitive regional events, teams will shift focus to the World Championships scheduled for this fall.
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent