War is, as they say, “heck”. Actually, when it’s digitised warfare involving Spartans and whatnot, it’s not always so bad, especially if you’re talking specifically about Halo Wars 2 (p8). With the latest Elite-bashing RTS out in shops this month, we visit 343 Industries for an in-depth chat about all aspects of the ambitious sequel. On to matters more prehistoric, and we meet with Studio Wildcard about its latest Ark: Survival Evolved update (p12). Ever had a hankering to stick a plasma cannon on a T Rex’s extinct cranium?
Ark’s new Tek Tier DLC has you covered. Actually, we best keep in the Tyrant Lizard King’s corner: it’s the only thing that can protect us from
Overwatch’s salty community (p15). Turns out, they hate when heroes with a cheaty chain hook get nerfed. Mercifully, things are a lot calmer when we pore over Rime’s latest trailer (p18) in a scene-by-scene breakdown. The enchanting indie was once a PS4-exclusive, but it’s since slipped Sony’s grasp to bring its mystical brand of island puzzles and magic foxes to Xbox One.