This week at Ubisoft, The Crew Motorfest launched on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC; Ubisoft News showed off missions from an Assassin's Creed Mirage preview; Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora debuted a new trailer during Sony's State of Play; and it was announced that Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix will be part of Netflix's DROP 01 showcase. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.
The Crew Motorfest launched on September 14 for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC with over 600 vehicles, 15 Playlists, and three PvP game modes. Motorfest is a car-culture celebration that spans the entire island of O'ahu, giving you the chance to race through the streets of downtown Honolulu, drift on hairpin turns down the sides of volcanoes, and offroad on the beach in luxury vehicles like the Lamborghini Revuelto, Lotus Evija, and more. To help players get started, Ubisoft News offers five ideas for what to check out first, including exploring O'ahu, finding a favorite Playlist, racing with friends, and checking out the garage. Additionally, The Crew Motorfest is offering a free five-hour trial now through September 17, giving players a chance to try the game before they buy.
Assassin's Creed Mirage is set to launch on October 5, and will serve as an homage to Assassin's Creed's roots, returning players to the Middle East, bringing back secret bureaus and white uniforms, and giving Basim access to smoke bombs, throwing knives, traps, and more. During a recent preview, Ubisoft News got to play through a small handful of Assassin's Creed Mirage's missions, showing how the game will set you on a seemingly small investigative quest that quickly leads to a vital assassination.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora debuted a new trailer during Sony's State of Play on September 14, giving players a closer look at the game's story and the Na'vi clans they'll meet during their journey. Players will take on the role of a Na'vi who was abducted and raised by the RDA and trained to serve human interests on Pandora. After being put into cryosleep, our hero wakes up 15 years later and must discover the world of Pandora that was kept from them, and prove themselves to the Na'vi clans of the Western Frontier.
Netflix is hosting its first virtual animation showcase, DROP 01, on September 27 at 9:00AM PT, and Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix will be part of it, giving players a fresh look at the upcoming Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon-inspired show releasing later this year. Tune in to DROP 01 by watching Netflix's Twitch channel, or through the DROP 01 website.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - The Crew Motorfest
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Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: Whether you love the thrill of a tough race, are a gearhead who can't get enough of driving and modding high-performance cars, or just want to explore the island of O'ahu in a classic car, The Crew Motorfest has it all. There are 15 Playlists available at launch, each one a campaign designed to tell a story about a specific subset of car culture, like Japanese street racing, vintage cars, electric vehicles, the Porsche 911, and more. For each race within a playlist, you'll be loaned a specific vehicle that will help immerse you in the campaign, like the GPS-less Eldorado Brougham, the Liberty Walk Lamborghini Huracan, or the electric Lotus Evija. Playlists will also come with challenges to help you explore the island and push your abilities to the limit with photo ops, speedtraps, slaloming, and more. For every race you complete, you'll gain XP, Crew Bucks, and car parts, which can be used to mod owned cars and max out their flair and performance.
Once you've got your car perfected, you can put it on display in the Motorfest garage, where other players can see your work and vote on which cars have the coolest design. If you're not quite ready to show off your cars, that's okay - you can wander and look at what the community has created, get some inspiration, and vote on your favorites. You can also invite up to three friends to play with you as a crew, competing with one another as you race to complete challenges. You'll also earn slightly more Crew Bucks when playing in a crew, in addition to getting XP and other rewards.
The Crew Motorfest Ultimate Edition, which includes the Ultimate pack and Year 1 pack, is available to play with a Ubisoft+ subscription.
Rainbow Six Siege deployed patch Y8S3.1 on September 12, bringing a number of bug fixes to the game.
Ram's BU-GI Auto Breacher can now destroy first floor walls of the strip club area of the Clubhouse map, Thunderbird's Kona Station, and the wall by the 2F Infirmary on the Yacht map
Select gadgets can no longer be deployed inside the BU-GI Auto Breacher
Users once again receive a penalty when reported for voice abuse in multiple sessions
For Honor implemented patch 2.46.0 on September 14, bringing balances to several fighters and bug fixes to Heathmoor.
Reflex Guard has been replaced with Static Guard for all Assassin Heroes and Shaolin
Lawbringer has undergone a significant revamp, including changes to Impaling Riposte, Swift Justice, Chained Heavy Attacks, Stamina, Shove, and more
Black Prior camera no longer shakes when performing Dodge Attack into Bulwark Stance