Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release, Story and What We Know

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release, Story and What We Know is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

When the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release arrives, you will get your first chance to explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in years. For hardcore fans of the series, that’s huge.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is an all-new game coming to iPhones and Android devices sometime in 2018. Portkey Games, a part of Warner Brothers Interactive, will publish the new title. However, Jam City, the studio known for Cook Jam, Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, is developing the mobile game. The two companies confirmed the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release for 2018 in a recent interview.

Here’s everything that we know about the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release so far.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release Window

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release date is set for sometime in 2018. Jam City and Portkey Games revealed the release window on the game’s website. Jam City also confirmed that release window in recent Tech Crunch profile.

Despite being a smartphone game, Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is not an augmented reality game. That is, unlike Pokémon GO or Harry Potter Wizards Unite, you can play the game without leaving home. Because of that, Jam City doesn’t have to wait for warmer weather to launch their game as Niantic must do for Wizards Unite. 

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Story

Expect a lot of school intrigue and class visits when the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release date arrives. It’s called “Hogwarts Mystery” because it’s a simulation of the famous wizard school that Harry Potter attends or visits in all seven books and movies.

You create your own young witch or wizard in Hogwarts Mystery. Next, you’re accepted to Hogwarts. Jam City promises the game is a detailed recreation of the school from the books and movies. And, according to the Tech Crunch profile, this Hogwarts experience includes attending potions class and Defense Against the Dark Arts. If those are included, its possible Divination, Transfiguration, Astronomy and Care of Magical Creatures are also in the game. Dueling Club is the only after school activity confirmed so far, but it’d be a huge oversight to not include Quidditch matches and practices.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery takes place before the events of the final movies. We know that because Jam City has confirmed Professor Albus Dumbledore is in the game. J.K. Rowling won’t write any dialogue or stories for the title. Instead, Matthew London (who wrote the book 8th Continent) and Jam City’s Allen Warner will pen the game’s dialogue and story arc.

Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Price

We’re as sure as we can be that Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is a free-to-play game. Every licensed game Jam City has created costs mobile gamers nothing.

If true, Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery will have an in-game currency that you earn by completing tasks or buy more of with in-app purchases. Since it seems to strictly follow Harry Potter lore, expect this currency to be called Galleons, like the currency in the books that Harry uses to purchase parchment, quills and other school supplies.

Pre-register for Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release date is still far enough away that Jam City and Portkey Games are encouraging anyone that’s interested in more details to pre-register for on the official Hogwarts Mystery website. If you do pre-register, expect an email once the game is ready to play on your iPhone or Android device. Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery will also launch in the Amazon App Store.

10 Best First Person Shooter Games for Android

Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Modern Combat 5: Blackout

The fifth installment of one of the most popular shooter games for Android has to be near the top of our list, and that's Modern Combat 5: Blackout developed by Gameloft. It's also completely free now after dropping the $4.99 price tag. It does rely a lot on an internet connection though. 

MC5 features some of the best graphics to date on mobile, stunning gameplay, tons of action, and plenty of grenades to throw. With Modern Combat, you get an excellent and exciting fast-paced storyline for campaign mode. Basically, the world is on the brink of anarchy and you must fight through it. Then it has an excellent multiplayer mode where you can build your own squad of killers, and five different classes to level up. 

The Spec-Ops missions are extremely fun too, and great for wasting time. Not only does this game have great graphics and music, the voice-overs are real actors and makes it feel very realistic. This game is a must download, especially those with a controller or NVIDIA Shield. 

Download on Google Play

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release, Story and What We Know is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Problems: What You Need to Know

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Problems: What You Need to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

DICE’s third Battlefield 1 DLC expansion went through extensive testing, but Turning Tides and the Gallipoli update are causing problems for some Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC users.

The first batch of Turning Tides content is finally live for Premium Pass holders and it delivers a ton of changes including new maps, new weapons, new ranks, and new challenges.

As expected, the Turning Tides DLC arrived alongside a mandatory base game update for all Battlefield 1 players, not just those who purchased the game’s Premium Pass.

DICE is calling the first Turning Tides update the Gallipoli update and it delivers various tweaks and bug fixes for lingering Battlefield 1 problems.

While the December patch is loaded up with fixes and enhancements, the update and Turning Tides are causing problems for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC users.

It’s early, but we’re already hearing and seeing complaints about installation issues, problems with the DLC’s balance, issues with graphics, and other common performance problems.

Today we want to take you through the most important things to know about Turning Tides problems as we push away from the first release toward the second Turning Tides release in January.

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Problems

DICE put the DLC through extensive testing, but we’re already hearing about bugs and problems with the latest piece of Battlefield 1 DLC. Some of these problems are new, others carried over from previous game builds.

Early Turning Tides issues include installation and download problems, issues launching the DLC content, FPS drops, crashes, lag, black screens, issues with Codexs, connection issues, issues with the new vehicles, and various graphical issues.

We’re just hours removed from the release so we fully expect the list of Turning Tides problems to grow as more people download the new content. Turning Tides is only available to Premium Pass holders right now, and the company will also release a second batch of content in January.

If you hate dealing with bugs and problems, particularly connectivity issues, we recommend waiting a few hours for some of these initial issues to subside.

How to Report Turning Tides Problems

If run into an issue with Turning Tides or the base game you’ll want to report the issue so DICE can get to work on a fix in a future update. There are a few ways to relay your issues to EA and DICE.

You can get in contact with EA via its official Battlefield social media accounts. You should also contact EA’s official support account.

You can also report your issues on EA’s Battlefield 1 troubleshooting forums or the Battlefield 1 Reddit where the game’s developers are extremely active.

How to Fix Turning Tides Issues

Some of these problems will require official patches from DICE. However, you might not have to wait for DICE to roll out its next update.

If you can’t get Turning Tides to launch on your PS4, you might need to restore your license.

If you’re playing on an Xbox One and you can’t get Turning Tides content to launch properly, you might need to delete and re-download the content.

If you’re dealing with bugs or performance problems like crashes or black screens, you’ll want to check out our list of fixes for common Battlefield 1 problems.

How to Track Turning Tides Problems

If you’ve reported a Turning Tides problem or you want to track the current list of issues, you can do so via the Battlefield 1 Bug Tracker.

The Battlefield 1 Bug Tracker outlines the bugs and problems DICE is currently investigating. You’ll notice several Turning Tides issues under investigation.

What’s Next

With the holidays coming up, we don’t expect any more Battlefield 1 patches in December. DICE could surprise, but we expect the next update to arrive in January.

DICE’s promised to release the rest of its Turning Tides content in January and we could see the new maps touch down alongside a base game update.

We expect January Battlefield 1 update to deliver bug fixes for problems plaguing the base game and Turning Tides. This is why it’s important to send your complaints in now so that the company’s engineers can get to work and improve the DLC for everyone.

Be on the lookout for the second Turning Tides release date. We expect those details to emerge in early 2018.

11 Things to Know About Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC

Apocalypse DLC Release Date

Apocalypse DLC Release Date

It'll probably be awhile before we hear about Battlefield 1's last DLC expansion. 

The Apocalypse DLC release date is confirmed for early 2018. The developer hasn't pegged a specific day or month and we probably won't get anything firm for awhile. 

DICE typically puts a few months between its DLC packs so don't expect Apocalypse to arrive in January right after the holidays and the Turning Tides DLC release

The Turning Tides DLC release will stretch into January so there's a very good chance we won't get Apocalypse until February, March, or later.

One thing we do know for sure is that when Apocalypse arrives, Premium Pass holders will get access to the content two weeks before everyone else. That's one of the perks of the game's Premium Pass.

We expect the first Apocalypse details to arrive late in 2017/early 2018 as the company looks to keep the ball rolling following the release of Turning Tides.

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Problems: What You Need to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

GTA Online Doomsday Heist Release Date Details & Features

GTA Online Doomsday Heist Release Date Details & Features is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Gamers hungry for more story in GTA Online are finally getting their wish. GTA Online Doomsday Heist is the most important game update coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PCs this holiday season and it’s an update to a title that launched in 2013.

Revealed recently by Rockstar Games, GTA Online Doomsday Heist is the next major update to the online role-playing part of Grand Theft Auto 5. Any new updates to GTA 5 are big news. Millions of gamers have GTA 5 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 or Windows PCs. Some even have the game on more than one system.

What makes the GTA Online Doomsday Heist release so important is that it does something the other updates haven’t. Rockstar is always adding new cars, weapons and crew types to GTA Online, but it has avoided content updates that pack big story updates. At least, from the trailer, we know that the GTA Online Doomsday Heist update has a narrative and features one of the main story’s most important characters: Lester.

Read: 11 Amazon Things You Can Do in GTA Online Today

Here’s everything you need to know about the GTA Online Doomsday Heist release date, cost and the things that it adds.

GTA Online Doomsday Heist Release Date

The GTA Online Doomsday Heist release date is December 12th. Rockstar isn’t dividing the release by region or console; Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC gamers all get the update on the same day.

There’s still no good news for gamers on the Xbox 360 or PS3. Because of hardware constraints, Rockstar has stopped updating those versions of GTA Online. For now, those versions still connect to the game, but don’t get new content. If you have an Xbox 360 or PS3 and you want to play the GTA Online Doomsday Heist update, plan to buy a new console and a new copy of GTA 5 to go with it. GameStop sells physical copies of the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game for $29.99.

Read: 7 Grand Theft Auto Online Problems & How to Fix Them

GTA Online Doomsday Heist Story

The GTA Online Doomsday Heist’s story focuses heavily on you and the crew you’ve assembled in the online game. A task force is pieced together to stop an international threat of destruction. You and your crew are recruited to that task force because of your technical know-how and ability to get things done. We know that these missions take you underneath the sea that surrounds Los Santos, into the downtown area of the game’s map and inside Mount Chiliad. We also know that Lester is a member of the leaders that recruits your crew.

Read: All the Properties You Can Buy in GTA 5’s GTA Online

Because the GTA Online Doomsday Heist’s trailer so heavily focuses on story, we’re left to conclude that this really is an update with a solid narrative and cutscenes. The short video clip doesn’t reveal any new features. However, it does show surface to air missiles and some high-performance vehicles that suddenly morph into planes and submarines.

GTA Online Doomsday Heist Price

We don’t have to speculate much about the GTA Online Doomsday Heist price. It’s almost certainly free.

Other developers charge for major upgrades to their online games, but Rockstar abandoned the practice for GTA Online. The developer makes the new gameplay modes and features available to all players for free. To get the game’s best items, you need to spend cash that you’ve earned from petty crime and heists.

Read: Why & How to Make Money in GTA 5’s GTA Online

If you don’t have cash or the time to earn any, you can spend real-world money on a Shark Card. Coincidentally, GameStop is discounting the cost of Shark Cards by 10% until December 13th. A Shark Card that normally costs $99.99 is now $89.99 there.

When We’ll Learn More About GTA Online Doomsday Heist

Expect Rockstar to share details about the update’s size, new mechanics and story on December 11th, if it sticks to its usual pattern. If there’s no news by then, we’ll certainly know the GTA Online Doomsday Heist’s storage requirements and new features on launch day.

8 Best Free Xbox Games

Warframe

Warframe

Many free-to-play games revolve around strategy or civilization building. Warframe is one of the free Xbox games that you can download now that doesn’t. It’s a third-person shooter.

The Tenno have just awoken after centuries of sleeping in stasis. Warframe takes its name from the suits that the Tenno use to do battle with the game’s other races. There’s the Greiner, who are clones of humans. The Corpus belong to a technology company with lots of robotic innovation at their disposal. Sentients consist of an alien race that’s back to do battle.

Warframe features both player-vs-player combat and a single player experience.

Download Warframe from the Xbox Store 

GTA Online Doomsday Heist Release Date Details & Features is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Destiny 2 Expansion 2: Release, Details & Price

Destiny 2 Expansion 2: Release, Details & Price is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you love Destiny 2, it’s time to get excited about Destiny 2 Expansion 2. It’s your next big chance for more story content and planets to explore.

Bungie, Destiny 2’s developer, confirmed the existence of this upgrade before the game launched. At the time, Curse of Osiris, the first major upgrade to the game, hadn’t launched and become notorious for its short story mission and relatively small play area. Many games give new levels and areas free to keep players together. Destiny 2 gets free updates, but uses paid expansions to add areas to explore and new story content.

And that’s why Destiny 2 fans need to know all about Destiny 2 Expansion 2. As the last upgrade included in the game’s expansion pass, it’s your only hope for a big content upgrade that can get the game on the right track again.

Read: Destiny 2 DLC Release: What to Expect

Destiny 2 Expansion 2 Release Date

We don’t know the Destiny 2 Expansion 2 release date yet. Bungie and Activision aren’t expected to reveal it until roughly a month before launch.

However, we do have an idea of when gamers can expect the update. Following the launch of Curse of Osiris, Bungie updated the artwork for the Expansion Pass to include a Destiny 2 Expansion 2 release window. The game upgrade arrives at the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and on PCs in the Spring of 2018. So, expect the update sometime between the end of March 2018 and the end of June 2018.

Destiny 2 Expansion 2 Price

Thanks to Curse of Osiris, we also know the Destiny 2 Expansion 2 price. It will cost $20 on its own, just like the first expansion for Destiny 2 and every major expansion to the original Destiny. Only plan on paying this price if you don’t own the Expansion Pass or already own Expansion 1.

Read: Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: 3 Reasons to Buy, 2 Reasons to Wait

You save $5 when you buy the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass. That’s the add-on pack that unlocks both upgrades for $34.99. It’s available in the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and Blizzard Battlenet Store now. If you haven’t purchased a copy of Destiny 2 yet, the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass Bundle includes the expansions and the base game for $89.99.

All the new Content Destiny 2 Expansion 2 Adds

What Destiny 2 Expansion 2 unlocks for gamers couldn’t be any less clear than it is today. We only have a short description and the first expansion to base our expectations on.

GameStop’s description of the Expansion Pass says that players can expect “new destinations, story missions, and adventures.” It also says that both Expansion 1 and Expansion 2 unlock new cooperative activities, multiplayer arenas and gear.

Curse of Osiris added Mercury to the list of planets that gamers could visit. They were there to help stop the Vex and save the planet. Besides the new play area, the game upgrade added a new Raid Liar and two new Raids based on locations in the game’s main story.

It’s safe to assume we’ll get another new planet or play area in Destiny 2 Expansion 2, with new multiplayer maps and gear. It’s also safe to expect a story expansion. Unfortunately, the length of that story expansion remains unclear. Bungie may change its formula after the rough launch of Expansion 1.

What Comes After Destiny 2 Expansion 2

What happens after the Destiny 2 Expansion 2 release is anyone’s guess.

If they follow the same cycle as they did with Destiny, the game will transition from a paid expansion model to free update model. That is, anyone that purchases Expansion 2 will get free content updates for another year or two. Expect new patrol zones and social spaces, but don’t expect very much story-driven content. Bungie could increase the maximum power level and character level that each Guardian can achieve to give longtime players a reason to stick around.

Read: Destiny 2 Problems & Fixes

What to Expect More Destiny 2 Expansion 2 News

Look for more Destiny 2 Expansion 2 news by March 2018. That’s the earliest the upgrade can launch, so Bungie should have more to share about it by then.

Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: 3 Reasons to Buy, 2 Reasons to Wait

Buy The Destiny 2 Expansion Pass If You Play With Friends

Buy The Destiny 2 Expansion Pass If You Play With Friends

If you like to play Destiny 2 online with your friends, buy the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass today. Finding people to play with will go much easier if you do.

When online games like Destiny 2 add new maps and modes, hardcore players rush out to buy the upgrade. Developers then move many of the game’s online modes to the maps included in the expansions. This leaves fewer people around to enjoy the original maps, and that makes it harder to find people to play with, including your friends.

This is exactly what happened with the original Destiny. As new expansions arrived more and more gamers in The Crucible played on the new maps. Gamers attempted to join up with friends, only to discover that they couldn’t because they didn’t have the maps that everyone else in the squad had. Everyone focused on the newer Strikes instead of the existing ones that everyone had access to.

Destiny 2 Expansion 2: Release, Details & Price is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Which PS4 Should You Buy?

Which PS4 Should You Buy? is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Choice brings confusion, and that’s why you need to know which PS4 you should buy before you ever set foot in a store to purchase one.

Sony launched the PlayStation 4 with just a single console bundle in 2013. Since then, evolving expectations from gamers have complicated matters. There are three very different Sony-made consoles to choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Read: Best PS4 Deals

Don’t get confused trying to decide with PlayStation you should buy this holiday season. Use this guide to get the right PS4 bundle for your needs.

The Original PS4

This is the PS4 that started it all. Launched in 2013, it has an angular design. You can only buy one in black or white and both color options come with a matching DualShock 4 controller for you to play games with.

There is a lot of tech inside this relatively slim device. A Blu-ray drive on the front of the original PlayStation 4 lets you watch Blu-Ray movies and play audio CDs. This model has wireless 802.11 b/g/ and n technology for connecting to the internet without cables. If you’d like to decrease the amount of time it takes to download a game, you can skip the wireless connectivity and use the Ethernet port on the back.

Read: PS4 Review: From an Xbox 360 and Xbox One Owner  

The original PS4 comes in two storage capacities: 500GB and 1TB. A removable faceplate on the top of the console lets you swap out the hard drive inside it for another with even more storage capacity. How much storage is in your console isn’t as important now that Sony allows you to pair every PlayStation 4 with one of the best PS4 hard drives and boost its capacity. Still, more storage for your money is always better.

In 2016, Sony updated the original PS4 to support HDR or high-dynamic contrast color. To take advantage of that feature, you also need a compatible television and a game that is HDR. All games aren’t.

Who Should Buy the Original PS4

The original PS4 is for anyone trying to save some money on their console to put towards new games. Sony doesn’t make the original PS4 anymore, and that gives it a huge pricing advantage over other PS4 bundles. Used versions of the consoles are easier to find and significantly cheaper than buying the current models. What’s more, you still get all the games and software updates that the other models do.

GameStop has models with Lego Batman 3, Minecraft Story Mode and Transformers Devastation for $259.99.

PS4 Slim

The PS4 Slim is the least expensive PS4 still in production. It supports all the games that the original model does. Also, like the original model, it supports HDR color contrast, has a Blu-ray drive and a user replaceable hard drive.

There are some things that make it a little different. This model has all the latest connectivity standards. If your wireless router has 802.11 ac technology, this console can talk to it just fine. Every USB port supports fast USB 3.1 transfers. Because it has Bluetooth 4.0, it takes less energy for your favorite accessories to communicate with the PS4 Slim. That can save you a lot of charging time. The DualShock 4 controller that’s sold with the original PS4 can only charge through its MicroUSB port. The model included with this console can also communicate with the console using a MicroUSB cable while charging.

The PlayStation 4 Slim Slim.

Read: PS4 Slim: Everything You Need to Know About the New PS4

Sony sells three PS4 Slim bundles today. Two models come with 1TB of hard drives, but only one gets you a free copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2. Amazon has the model without the game for $279.99. The 1TB PS4 Slim 1TB Bundle with Star Wars Battlefront 2 costs $299.99 there. The 500GB PS4 Call of Duty WW2 Bundle has a copy of Call of Duty WW2 for $299.99. You can also buy this model at GameStop.

Who Should Buy the PS4 Slim

Unless you’re really trying to save money, the PS4 Slim is a solid deal. It includes support for a few new technologies that reduce game download times and comes with one of 2017’s must-have games.

PS4 Pro

Finally, there’s the PlayStation 4 Pro. This is the most powerful, most versatile and most expensive version of the PlayStation 4 anyone can buy. It costs $399 without discounts, though Amazon sells it for $349.99 right now.

The PlayStation 4 Pro.

The PlayStation 4 Pro is a much bigger hardware update then the PS4 Slim. It plays the same games as the original and PlayStation 4 Slim, but it has more powerful hardware inside. Pair this console with a 4K television and supported game and you get better graphics than the other PlayStation 4 models and HDR color contrast. It also puts that hardware to work on PlayStation VR games, enhancing them so that they look better on it than any of the other consoles.

You can buy this model at Amazon for $399.99. Sony also sells this console with a copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2 for $449.99.

Read: PS4 Pro: Everything That You Need to Know About PS4 Pro

Who Should Buy the PS4 Pro

If you want the best graphics and money isn’t a problem, buy the PS4 Pro. You will notice the upgraded graphics for most games the moment you connect this console to a 4K display and open a supported game. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV today, buying this console now ensures you’re ready for 4K gaming when you finally do invest in one.

This is also the console to buy if you want the best PlayStation VR experience possible since it has enough power to improve the graphics of VR games.

Read: 29 PS4 Tips & Tricks

6 Best PS4 Hard Drives

Samsung T5 Portable SSD 250GB - $119.99

Samsung T5 Portable SSD 250GB - $119.99

The Samsung T5 Portable SSD is expensive, but speedy. It uses solid-state drive technology to boost performance and make sure your games don’t take too long to load.

According to Samsung, the Samsung T5 Portable hard drive can transfer 540 MB/s of data in some situations. The device is the size of credit card too, so there is no need to worry that it won’t fit your existing console set up. In fact, the T5 Portable SSD is small enough that you can even hide it behind your console if its brushed aluminum look doesn't appeal to you.

Amazon sells the Samsung T5 Portable SSD for $119.99 with 250 GB of storage. If that’s not enough for you, you can go with a 500 GB model for $179.99 or 1 TB model for $377.99.

Buy the Samsung T5 Portable SSD from Amazon for $119.99

Which PS4 Should You Buy? is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.