PUBG news – Battlegrounds makes BIG leaderboard update in countdown to Xbox One release | Gaming | Entertainment

PUBG developer Bluehole has made another big change in preparation for the Xbox One release date and full PC launch.

The Battlegrounds developer has finally reset the leaderboards, more than a week after originally planned.

The new leaderboard season was scheduled to kick off on October 11, but the popularity of the game made it impossible to make the change without causing major server issues.

The leaderboard reset has now gone live, although Bluehole has warned that there may be a period of instability while the update rolls out.

And it’s not the only big change Bluehole has made in the run up to release, as Squad FPP mode (first-person perspective) comes to new regions.

Bluehole announced the news on Twitter, alongside good server news for players in Japan and Korea.

“New leaderboard season is started! KR/JP server and SQUAD FPP mode for SA, SEA, OCE server is added as well,” reads the tweet. “See you on the battlegrounds!”

Players experiencing offline server issues are advised to reconnect the game.

PUBG developer Bluehole is working on a host of new features in the build up to the Xbox One release date, including .

This will make it easier to traverse the map and create new ways to ambush opponents.

Interestingly, Bluehole said that it will take at least a month to test these features, which means the full release might not happen until mid-November or later.

“For PC, we will be only focusing on doing our best to stabilise the launch build and we don’t have any plans to deploy patches to live servers except for this week,” reads a Bluehole blog post.

“However, there will be features like vaulting and climbing which will have a huge impact on the game and need to be tested for at least a month.

“We will be running test servers at least three times in preparation for that. Through these test servers, we would like to conduct large scale tests for the content and features that are not in the live build and create a foundation for a very stable official launch.”

The developer is also dishing out lots of .

Battlegrounds takes place on a remote island where 100 players compete to be the sole survivor.

Similar to games like DayZ, players must gather supplies, armour and weapons in order to defeat other players.

And in a unique twist, the battleground actually gets smaller as games go on.

“Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking play zone as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death,” reads a Bluehole statement.

WWE 2K18 release date COUNTDOWN: Launch times for PS4 and Xbox One, Switch to come later | Gaming | Entertainment

The general WWE 2K18 release date has been set for Tuesday, October 17, for many PS4 and Xbox One fans.

Those with Deluxe Edition of the game have already been given access, but that soon won’t matter with the final launch date confirmed.

2K haven’t specified a time when WWE fans will be able to start playing on Tuesday, although it seems likely that it will be early, due to the servers already being live.

The official Microsoft Store has the release time set for October 17, at 5am, while the game is also confirmed to have an install size of 42.41 GB.

The PlayStation Store has a slightly different listing, with a 12am Eastern Time slot posted as when things should go live on PS4.

That would still be around 5am in the UK for those hoping to get an early start.

And there’s more bad news for Steam players hoping to start early, with the WWE 2K18 PC version listed as going live in 19 hours.

It’s unclear if this countdown will reset when we midnight in the United States, or if fans will actually have to wait that long.

Fans are reporting that the WWE 2K18 Steam pre-load is now available, which should help speed up the process of jumping into the game after it does launch.

Another version of the game for Nintendo Switch is also slated to arrive, but not until later this Autumn.

It should also be noted that a microSD card (sold separately) with free storage space of minimum 32GB is required to download this game, plus 1GB on the system memory. You must have your microSD card inserted before beginning the download.

The complete WWE 2K18 roster includes popular Legends, Women Wrestlers, Tag Team partnerships, current Superstars and some of the All-time Greats.

The following Wrestlers have now been confirmed, including: Goldberg, Earthquake Jim, The Anvil Neidhart, Larry Zbyszko, Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine, Edge, Godfather, Eddie Guerrero, Daniel Bryan, Maryse Naomi, Sasha Banka, Bayley Ivory, Natalya, Mickie James, Becky Lynch, Tamina, Ember Moon, Kerry Von Erich – Kevin Von Erich, Jey Uso – Jimmy Uso, Mojo Rawley – Zack Ryder, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, The Miz, Roman Reigns, The Rock, Randy Orton, Triple H, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar and John Cena.

New details have also been revealed about the game’s upcoming DLC and Season Pass options.

The return of The Hardy Boyz, the accelerated track to MyPlayer stardom and a slew of new moves are among the offerings included in the WWE 2K18 DLC packs. 

The WWE 2K18 Season Pass will include access to all of these announced DLC offerings, which currently number five in total.

Each are apparently designed to boost the WWE 2K18 roster, the in-game move sets and playable character attributes. 

These will begin releasing in late 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. 

Players looking to pick up all of these DLC packs and save a little money can also purchase the WWE 2K18 Season Pass, which has been priced at $29.99.

Games with Gold October 2017 UPDATE: New Xbox games release COUNTDOWN | Gaming | Entertainment

The Games with Gold October 2017 lineup may have been a little overshadowed by the PlayStation Plus roster this month, however, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some good picks.

At the moment, fans can download both Gone Home and Oxenfree on Xbox One, and now the countdown can begin for the next batch of games.

Gone Home: Console Edition: “Interactive storytelling is at the heart of this award-winning, genre-defining game. Imagine coming home after a year abroad to find none of your family home. As you move through the house, interact with keepsakes and photographs and other clues to uncover what happened. From the creators of the recently-released Tacoma on Xbox One.”

There’s also Rayman 3 HD available to those hoping to expand their Xbox One Backwards Compatibility lineup.

But soon there will be the monthly refresh, giving fans just little over a day to grab whatever titles they don’t already have in their library.

Oxenfree will be replaced on October 16 with The Turing Test, which will be available until November 15.

The Turing Test: “Engage your logic skills for this first-person puzzler set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. In The Turning Test, use your Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT) to transfer power in and out of many machines and giant structures that can help you as the narrative-focused story evolves.”

Rayman 3 HD is also being replaced, with Medal of Honor: Airborne replacing it on October 16, available until the end of the month.

Medal of Honor: Airborne: “How you decide to approach Medal of Honor: Airborne starts the moment you jump out of the plane. Control your drop as you navigate to a desired insertion point to put yourself in the thick of the fight. 

“Then navigate through the war-torn villages and towns to gain an advantage over your enemies on rooftops, balconies and other ruins.

“With customisable weapons and free-roaming objectives, and local and online co-op, this is a fantastic shooter to add to your library.”

The full Games with Gold lineup for October 2017 includes:

  • Gone Home: Console Edition: Available October 1 to 31 on Xbox One
  • The Turing Test: Available October 16 to November 15 on Xbox One
  • Rayman 3 HD: Available October 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne: Available October 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

For anyone interested in building their gamerscore with the current crop of Games with Gold titles, Microsoft have confirmed that a total of 3200 are available this month.

Destiny 2 UPDATE – Trials of the Nine countdown, Iron Banner latest, first secret quest | Gaming | Entertainment

Destiny 2 players are getting ready for the latest Trials of the Nine refresh after Iron Banner launched on PS4 and Xbox One this week.

However, the mode and map for Trials of the Nine remains a mystery as Bungie have not released a Destiny 2 schedule for October.

The Destiny 2 developer had previously released a roadmap for the online shooter, but that only covered month one.

So, anything past week four in Destiny 2 is a mystery for players, with a number of big additions on the horizon.

There is plenty of speculation among Guardians about what’s next in store for them – with talk of the first secret quest taking place soon.

Express.co.uk has rounded up all we know so far about what’s happening with Destiny 2 this week and the October schedule.

WHEN IS DESTINY 2 TRIALS OF THE NINE GETTING A REFRESH?

On Friday Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine will get updated, with a new mode and map.

Replacing the Trials of Osiris end-game event, Trials of the Nine is the go-to Destiny 2 game mode for fans of PvP Crucible action.

Trials of the Nine gets updated in Destiny 2 every week at 10am PT / 6pm BST on Friday. 

DESTINY 2 WEEK 6 – TRIALS OF THE NINE MODE AND MAP

For the first four weeks of Destiny 2, we knew exactly what map and mode we’d be playing thanks to the Destiny 2 Month One roadmap.

However, everything past that is now a mystery.

Last week the mode and map in Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine was as follows:

Mode: Survival

Map: European Dead Zone Map, The Dead Cliffs

Seeing as last week was Survival, this week it could switch back to Countdown.

One map that we could see a return of is Altar of Flame.

In week three of Destiny 2 Altar of Flame was meant to be the map for Trials of the Nine.

However, this was swapped out after around two hours due to an exploit.

If you go back to week three though, you may get an idea of what we could be playing tomorrow.

It was changed to Countdown on Eternity.

So it’s possible Altar of Flame may make a return, with the exploit that players were taking an advantage of hopefully now fixed.

DESTINY 2 – TRIALS OF THE NINE REQUIREMENTS

If you want to take part in Trials of the Nine, there are a number of requirements you have to fulfil.

These are as follows:

• Players must complete the Destiny 2 campaign

• Players must complete the the Call to Arms Milestone at least once

• Players must have 260 Power

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING IN DESTINY 2? WHAT IS IN THE OCTOBER SCHEDULE?

Friday, as per usual, will also see Xur return with a selection of exotics.

However, anything else happening on Friday – or this week in general – remains a mystery.

It’s rumoured that Destiny 2 fans could see the first secret quest revealed this month.

Fans believe the secret area during the 1AU mission in the main campaign will unlock for the special quest soon. 

It had been expected that the secret room could have unlocked on October 7, as the seventh is a date that has long been favoured by Bungie.

However, that came and past with no reveal – so there is still hope the secret quest may become available this week.

DESTINY 2 IRON BANNER LATEST

Iron Banner launched in Destiny 2 on Tuesday, and fans have already discovered a great Easter Egg.

Destiny 2 players have uncovered an Overwatch secret hidden within the Iron Banner event.

Accessible only by the best players, Lord Saladin references Overwatch character Reaper when players manage a 20-person kill streak.

The Evil Within 2 release date COUNTDOWN: PS4, Xbox One and PC unlock times confirmed | Gaming | Entertainment

The Evil Within 2 release date has been set for Friday, October 13th on all platforms.

Bethesda have now provided more information on the unlock times for PS4, Xbox One and PC, as well as system requirement and disc space.

For consoles, the The Evil Within 2 takes up approximately 31GB depending on the region/version when installed to the Xbox One.

A patch will be available on launch day, which will require 250MB of space available to install. Additional space will be necessary for game saves, requiring up to 18MB. Up to 10 saved games can be stored.

Meanwhile, The Evil Within 2 takes up approximately 33GB on PS4, with a patch planned for launch day, which will require 260MB of space available to install. 

Additional space will be necessary for the player to make game saves, requiring up to 72MB of space available on the HDD for a save to be made.

40GB of free HDD space will be required on PC, which has minimum spec sheet including an Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 or better CPU, 8 GB RAM and a GPU: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7970 3GB or better.

Currently, The Evil Within 2 is available to pre-load on all platforms but does have slightly different launch times for each.

For Xbox One, this means a launch at midnight, just like on PS4. For PC players, the only difference will be those in the PST timezone, who get to start playing at 9pm, October 12th.

Speaking about the direction of The Evil Within 2, Bethesda revealed before launch: “Our focus when making The Evil Within 2 was to build on the surreal horror and gameplay fans loved from the first game, while creating an expanded world to explore and a compelling story for you to experience as Sebastian. 

“With an expanded customization system and the addition of a brand new crafting system, The Evil Within 2 provides all players with myriad options for survival, allowing you to make your way through the world in the way that best suits your playstyle.

“We know fans of survival horror will enjoy what we’ve prepared for them, but we also welcome players new to the genre, as we feel The Evil Within 2 is a great gateway into this unique style of game.

“Games like this are all about atmosphere, and we hope that you spend a long time playing and exploring while creating your own unique experience with all the options for survival at your disposal. 

“Our team worked incredibly hard on this project and we are all looking forward to your reactions!”

Destiny 2 Iron Banner COUNTDOWN: armour, gear, weapons and start time | Gaming | Entertainment

The Destiny 2 Iron Banner was officially unveiled by Bungie, complete with changes and start times.

As confirmed by the development team, The Destiny 2 Iron Banner will return this week on PS4 and Xbox One.

The release time has been set for Tuesday, October 10th, at around 2am PT / 10am BST.

It will finish at the same time on October 17, giving fans a whole week to grab the loot they’re hoping to earn.

Bungie have also confirmed that a few changes have been made from the original game, both in how you earn gear and how you battle in competition with your fellow Guardians.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner will include two teams of four players instead of five, while your fighting abilities, not your power levels, will decide the outcome.

Bungie have also replaced Bounties and Ranks with an Iron Banner Engram, while Iron Banner Tokens are earned in every match.

Guardians earn more Tokens if they are on the winning side, which can be used to grab more engrams.

For those who are itching to compete, you must first complete the Destiny 2 campaign, which will then allow you to meet up with Lord Saladin in the Tower to begin the Iron Banner Quest.

Guardians will be able to fight in the Iron Banner playlist with Quickplay modes and matchmaking, hopefully grabbing some good loot on the way.

New Iron Banner armour and gear is up for grabs for the best Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks, while Bungie have confirmed weapons will also be included.

Announcing the news, Bungie said: “The Red War scattered the heroes of humanity across the solar system. 

“One by one, they have been returning to the City. Now, Lord Saladin will hold court and reward the brave.”

The game for the first Iron Banner in Destiny 2 will be Control.

Bungie had previously confirmed that Iron Banner will return to Destiny 2 in October.

However, until this week the exact date for the return of the week-long PvP event was unknown.

In the Bungie blog post, they also revealed pictures of the armour set Guardians will be able to get their hands on.

And as expected, it will have a distinct Samurai feel to it.

Destiny 2 COUNTDOWN – Trials of the Nine, October schedule, secret quest release? | Gaming | Entertainment

UPDATE ONE: Bungie have released their latest weekly blog post which updates fans on all that’s going on in Destiny 2.

However, it has no mention of what mode or map fans will be playing in Trials of the Nine later on today.

Express.co.uk will be keeping a close on Destiny 2 social channels in case more details are revealed on today’s Trials of the Nine refresh.

If they are, we will be sure to let you know as soon as the news drops.

In the Bungie blog post, the Destiny 2 developer did reveal the release date for the return of Iron Banner.

Guardians will be able to jump in and play Iron Banner in Destiny 2 from October 10 at 2am PT / 10am BST.

ORIGINAL: Destiny 2 players are getting ready for the Friday refresh, with Trials of the Nine set to get an update on PS4 and Xbox One later on today.

However, with Bungie not releasing a roadmap for October – the mode and map for Trials of the Nine remains a mystery.

Bungie in a blog post before Destiny 2 was released released a Month One roadmap.

However, the release schedule only revealed what would be taking in Destiny 2 up to week four – anything past that is currently unknown.

There is plenty of speculation among Guardians about what’s next in store for them – with talk of the first secret quest taking place soon.

While fans are hoping the Iron Banner – which already has a confirmed return – could be dropping soon.

Express.co.uk has rounded up all we know so far about what’s happening with Destiny 2 this week and the October schedule.

WHEN IS DESTINY 2 TRIALS OF THE NINE GETTING A REFRESH?

On Friday Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine will get updated, with a new mode and map.

Replacing the Trials of Osiris end-game event, Trials of the Nine is the go-to Destiny 2 game mode for fans of PvP Crucible action.

Trials of the Nine gets updated in Destiny 2 every week at 10am PT / 6pm BST on Friday. 

DESTINY 2 WEEK 5 – TRIALS OF THE NINE MODE AND MAP

For the first four weeks of Destiny 2, we knew exactly what map and mode we’d be playing thanks to the Destiny 2 Month One roadmap.

However, everything past that is now a mystery.

In week four of Destiny 2, Guardians played Survival on Emperor’s Respite.

If you go back to week three though, you may get an idea of what we could be playing tomorrow.

In Destiny 2 week three, Guardians taking part in Trials of the Nine were meant to play Survival on Altar of Flame.

However, this was swapped out after around two hours due to an exploit.

It was changed to Countdown on Eternity, Dot Esports reported.

Our prediction is that Altar of Flame may make a return, with the exploit that players were taking an advantage of hopefully now fixed.

The refreshed Trials of the Nine should be playable from October 7 to October 14.

DESTINY 2 – TRIALS OF THE NINE REQUIREMENTS

If you want to take part in Trials of the Nine, there are a number of requirements you have to fulfil.

These are as follows:

• Players must complete the Destiny 2 campaign

• Players must complete the the Call to Arms Milestone at least once

• Players must have 260 Power

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING IN DESTINY 2? WHAT IS IN THE OCTOBER SCHEDULE?

Friday, as per usual, will also see Xur return with a selection of exotics.

However, anything else happening on Friday – or this week in general – remains a mystery.

Bungie have already confirmed that Iron Banner will return to Destiny 2 in October.

However, the exact date for the return of the week-long PvP event is unknown.

So it may make a surprise appearance in Destiny 2 this Friday.

It’s rumoured that Destiny 2 fans could see the first secret quest revealed this week.

The seventh is a date that has long been favoured by Bungie, and fans are hoping October 7 will see the release of Destiny 2’s first secret quest. 

Fans believe the secret area during the 1AU mission in the main campaign will unlock for the special quest on Saturday. 

Call of Duty WW2 PC beta COUNTDOWN – End date, time for pre-release test | Gaming | Entertainment

Connect with of Responsibility WW2 Computer beta is coming to an end later on now, as enthusiasts squeeze in a several additional rounds on on the web multiplayer.

The Connect with of Responsibility WW2 Computer beta has an Oct 2 end day and a 6pm BST end time.

And as opposed to prior Connect with of Responsibility WW2 multiplayer betas, it will not glimpse like the Computer examination will be extended.

That’s based on a Sledgehammer tweet, which mentioned: “Considerably less than 24 hrs remaining in the #CODWWII Computer Open Beta! Get those people closing matches in whilst you can.”

The Connect with of Responsibility WW2 Computer beta is completely totally free for all Steam buyers, and can be pre-loaded from the Steam keep page right now.

Sledgehammer will use the Computer beta to condition the multiplayer practical experience forward of Connect with of Responsibility WW2’s November 3 release day.

“Your opinions will carry on to assistance us condition the closing Multiplayer practical experience for Computer gamers, so share as significantly as you can,” reads a Sledgehammer website put up. “We’re wanting ahead to retaining up the constructive dialogue. Here’s all the information you’ll have to have to take part in the Computer Open Beta.”

The beta allows enthusiasts consider 4 unique multiplayer maps, which includes Pointe du Hoc, Ardennes Forest, Gibraltar and Aachen.

Maps can be played in Team Deathmatch, Domination and Hardpoint. That’s on best of Procedure Breakout, which is out there as portion of War Method.

Lovers are also inspired to consider all 5 divisions, which includes Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, and Mountain Division. 

The beta will not include single-participant or Zombies, and development will not likely have around to launch.

Sledgehammer also elevated the level cap to 35 around the weekend, and even additional Kill Verified.

If you want to immediately consider out the Connect with of Responsibility WW2 beta before it finishes, your Computer demands to have the pursuing specs:

Minimum amount specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later on
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 3225 or equal
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • HDD: 25 GB High definition space
  • Video clip: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 @ 2 GB / GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon™ High definition 7850 @ 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11. suitable movie card or equal
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Suitable

Encouraged specs:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12 GB RAM
  • HDD: 25 GB High definition space
  • Video clip: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / GTX 1060 @ 6GB or AMD Radeon™ R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11. suitable movie card or equal
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Suitable

Injustice 2 Raiden release date: COUNTDOWN begins for PS4 and Xbox One fighters | Gaming | Entertainment

Developers NetherRealm Studios have confirmed when the latest Injustice 2 DLC fighter will be arriving.

As usual, those who own special versions of the game will get to try out Raiden first, followed by everyone else at a later date.

The good news is that both dates have been set for this week.

Ultimate Edition owners will get to try out the Thunder God today, although NetherRealm have not confirmed a set release time.

It should be noted that PS4 fans have seen their wait times last a little longer than their console counterparts on the Xbox One in the past.

One fan commented on the recent trend online, explaining: “The last three DLC characters have came out at 11:00 am EST so it’ll probably be the same here, so around 11:00 am, restart your console and manta should be available to download.”

For everyone else, the Injustice 2 Raiden release date has been set for Friday, October 6.

Raiden’s launch will be followed by the release of Dark Horse’s Hellboy, both of which arrive separately in the coming months.

“The elder God of Thunder has sworn to defend the Earthrealm from any and all threats,” the official Raiden character description explains. 

“As the inter-universal crisis brought about by Brainiac rings out across the multiverse, Raiden is summoned to fight the collector of worlds in order to protect both realms. 

“Raiden knows that if this universe falls, his own universe will become Brainiac’s next target.”

Hellboy is a character created at Dark Horse comics, a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse. 

There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections, several spin-off titles (BPRD, LOBSTER JOHNSON, ABE SAPIEN and WITCHFINDER), 3 anthologies of prose stories, several novels, 2 animated films and 2 live action films starring Ron Perlman. 

Raiden is joining Sub Zero as the second Mortal Kombat character to appear in Injustice 2, while also including a special Premiere skin.

And he looks right at home in Injustice, with his lightning and teleportation powers certainly seeming a match for the array of DC superheroes.

His super move also includes an elaborate set where he summons an electrified version of Mortal Kombat’s dragon.

Black Lightning is appearing in Injustice 2 as a premiere skin, and it will be available to those who have purchased the Ultimate edition.

It appears that Raiden and Black Lightning share the same moves, but have unique dialogue options and a different look.

PS Plus October 2017 COUNTDOWN – When do free PS4 games on PlayStation Plus come out? | Gaming | Entertainment

The PS Plus October 2017 line-up will be going live soon, with PlayStation Plus subscribers getting a whole host of new PS4 free games.

The countdown to the new set of PlayStation Plus games dropping soon has begun, with Metal Gear Solid 5 the big name in the PS Plus October 2017 line-up.

Hideo Kojima’s swansong to the Metal Gear Solid series received rave reviews from critics upon release and will be FREE for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The other big game heading to the PS Plus October 2017 line-up for PS4 fans is Amnesia: Collection.

The new PlayStation Plus selection of free PS4 games will be going live tomorrow, however there’s no fixed release time.

Whenever a PS Plus line-up is refreshed, the new selection of PlayStation Plus free games usually becomes available by midday at the latest.

They sometimes go live too in the morning, and until then you still have a chance to download the PS Plus September 2017 line-up.

September’s PlayStation Plus free games include inFAMOUS Second Son and Child of Light on PS4.

PS3 subscribers get Truck Racer and Handball 2016, while We Are Doomed and Hatoful Boyfriend is available on both PS Vita and PS4.

The PS Plus September 2017 line-up also included That’s You, which is one of Sony’s new PlayLink titles, and for the first time a PS VR game.

RIGS: Mechanised Combat League was the first PlayStation VR game ever to be included in a PlayStation Plus line-up.

And RIGS as well as That’s You will remain a free PS4 game for PlayStation Plus members as they’re still a part of the PS Plus October 2017 line-up.

The PS Plus October 2017 line-up was revealed in a blog post of the official PlayStation Blog for Europe.

They introduced the line-up by saying: “So long September and hello October: the home of hilarious Halloween costumes, unpredictable weather patterns and – for the caffeine addicts among us – the glorious pumpkin-spiced latte.

“We hope you had fun with September’s PS Plus games. 

“If you’ve not had a chance to tear across the Seattle skyline as a delinquent neon streak yet or befuddle the agents of darkness with a slew of rhyming couplets, we suggest you hop to it, because October’s titles are coming in hot and you’re gonna want your backlog looking respectable.”

Describing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the PlayStation Plus team said: “The culmination of three decades of cutting-edge development, Kojima Productions’ farewell to the Metal Gear universe brought together dozens of disparate elements to deliver an open-world stealth-action sandbox quite unlike any other.

“As legendary soldier Big Boss, it’ll be up to you to run countless incursions into the conflict-ridden territories of Afghanistan and Central Africa as you work to liberate captured comrades and recruit new personnel to rebuild your decimated private army.

“Over the course of the adventure you’ll develop new weapons, capture key targets and uncover the shadowy figures that betrayed your organisation – all in the lust for vengeance.”

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain also had a prologue – Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – which was a previous PS Plus title.

Metal Gear Solid 5 came out back in 2015 and was Hideo Kojima’s swansong to the Metal Gear Solid series.

Kojima left Konami and the MGS series behind in a high-profile split from the studio where he made his name.

The legendary developer is now working on PS4 exclusive Death Stranding, which is being developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony.

Metal Gear Solid 5 received rave reviews upon its release – according to Meteoritic, it’s the number one best reviewed game of 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One.

It holds a 93 Metacritic rating for PS4 and a 95 Metacritic rating for Xbox One.

PS PLUS OCTOBER 2017 LINE-UP – FULL LIST OF FREE PS4 GAMES ON PLAYSTATION PLUS

• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)

• Amnesia: Collection (PS4)

• RIGS: Mechanised Combat League (PS Plus Bonus – PSVR Required)

• That’s You (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)

• Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3)

• Hustle Kings (PS3)

• Hue (PS Vita & PS4)

• Sky Force Anniversary (PS Vita & PS4)