The month ahead in PC gam­ing.

T h e mont h a h e ad i n P C g am­ing



As you read this, the April Fool’s Jam will be over. Head to­s­jam to find a se­lec­tion of games de­signed to fool you.


From the cre­ators of ThisWarofMine,

Frostpunk is a city builder that’s as much about so­ci­ety as in­fra­struc­ture. Set in a deadly, frozen world, you will be forced to make tough de­ci­sions as you at­tempt to keep your city run­ning and your peo­ple alive. How much are you pre­pared to sac­ri­fice in the name of sur­vival?


Watch as Play­erUn­known’s Bat­tle­grounds vies for the Mul­ti­player award, or as Goro­goa tries to wres­tle a Game In­no­va­tion tro­phy away from BreathoftheWild. There’s a strong list of nom­i­nees this year, so tune in and cheer on your favourite de­vel­oper.

To­tal War Saga: Thro nes of Bri­tan­nia

It’s the first new his­tor­i­cal To­talWar in over three years, and the first To­talWar Saga ever. In Thrones of Bri­tan­nia you bat­tle for con­trol of the Bri­tish Isles, as An­gloSax­ons, Vik­ings and Gaelic clans clash for the throne. Ex­pect a nar­rower, but more de­tailed scope than a tra­di­tional To­talWar.

Pil­lars of Eter­nity II Dead­fire

Orig­i­nally due April, Pil­lars of Eter­nity I I drifted slightly off course, and is now set to wash up this May. Why the nau­ti­cal puns? Be­cause the game is set in the Dead­fire Ar­chi­pel­ago – let­ting you cap­tain a ship in or­der to travel be­tween is­lands, hunt­ing down a big blue god.


Get your hands on is­sue 318 of PC Gamer, which will fea­ture brand new info on Lara Croft’s next glo­be­trot­ting ad­ven­ture, Shadow oftheTom­bRaider.


The younger, smaller sib­ling of Eurogamer’s EGX show takes place in To­bacco Dock, Lon­don. Rezzed has more of an in­die fo­cus than EGX, which means games like Ooblets and Chuck­le­fish’s War­groove will be playable on the show floor. Check out The Left­field Col­lec­tion for a se­lec­tion of weird and wonderful things.

DreamHack Mast ers Mars eill e

16 of the best Counter-Strike teams com­pete against one an­other for $250,000 in prize money.


Gwent Chal­lenger #3 is the ideal place to hop on board the game’s grow­ing pro­fes­sional scene. The for­mat, in which play­ers must win with three prepre­pared decks each round, lends it­self to ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, mak­ing for an ex­cit­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Plus, the whole thing will be set in Wieliczka Salt Mine. Very Witcher- y.

Play That Game

As far as we can tell, noth­ing of note is hap­pen­ing this week­end. So why don’t you fi­nally play that game? You know, the one you were re­ally ex­cited to dive into when it came out, but life just kept sort of get­ting in the way. Clear your sched­ule, drag it out from your Steam vault and give it a shot – maybe you’ll love it.

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