Splash DamageJanuary 2014

January 2014

Watch the QUAKE Wars 6 on 6 Finals on Twitch Tonight

Forum member Rex's epic Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars 6 on 6 cup is drawing to a close tonight, with NA Mix taking on Team Arrogant. Both teams are the last ones standing, having eliminated competition from several other corners of the globe.

The final takes place tonight at 8 PM UK time / 9 PM CET / 5 PM EST.

Better yet, you'll be able to follow the action on our Twitch channel, where TAW's X4natosCrion will streaming the match. Rumor has it there may be a few spare Extraction key floating about during the broadcast too. :)

Best of luck to NA Mix and Team Arrogant, and be sure to tune in!

Play with Devs and Score Double Credits in Arkham Origins this Weekend!

Update: Thanks to everyone for playing and bringing the hurt! We had a blast and hope you did too. Until next time!

Original story: Fancy playing a couple rounds of Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer with us? Now’s your chance! Several members of the development team will be hopping online this weekend to be utterly helpless bait play and we’d love to have you along.

Better yet, any online match played this weekend will earn you double Arkham Credits, so even if you don’t manage to get into a match with us, you’ll score an extra helping of credits.

Read on for playing times and our player names:

New Arkham Origins Multiplayer PC Update Adds Voice Chat, Fixes Connection Drop Error

An update for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Origins is now live, and it contains several fixes for multiplayer. Most importantly, this update should fix most instances of the game losing connection to Steam and it adds Voice Chat too. Here's the full list:

  • Implemented Voice Chat in Multiplayer
  • Fixed a rare crash during MP game play
  • Fix for using consumables on PC
  • Fix for mouse cursor not returning on mouse movement within the front end and pause menu.
  • Fix for consumable description not updating in loadout once select has been pressed.
  • Fixed people getting dropped from Steam at the end of a round
  • Fixed crash when canceling purchase with Steam.
  • The Tab key is no longer bindable, but is hard set to control the Scoreboard command in MP.
  • Added mappings for keyboard buttons to Quickfire gadgets in both SP and MP.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not map controls to mouse buttons 4 & 5.
  • Fix Alt key state not getting reset after game loses and regains focus. This prevents user from hitting F4 and the game closing.
  • Fixed an issue on triple monitor setups where the menus may not be visible in full screen, and only the button callouts were visible.

Steam will automatically update your game, so there's nothing you need to do to get this update.

On a related note for our Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 players, we continue to work on improving multiplayer matchmaking. Stay tuned for more on that.