What are you playing this weekend?

As Monday is a bank holiday in the UK many of you will be enjoying a long weekend. What better way to spend it than playing games, amirite?

This weekend, the VG247 crew will have a kind of battle royle, play sports, enjoy an anniversary and go through an endless RPG.

Connor Makar, Staff Writer – Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt

This weekend, before my review, I’ll be focusing on Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt. I’m enjoying the game so far, but I’m really excited to delve into the current content to see how much there is for curious players to play around with.

At the same time, Warzone Season 3 is out too, so of course I’ll have my hands full sifting through the new map and finding out what new weapons they’ve added. Not to mention the new Gulag, which is a bit of a mystery to me at the moment.

In short, it’s a Battle Royale weekend! Wish me luck.

Dom Peppiatt, Feature Editor – Loop Hero

After being away from work for a few weeks, I haven’t really played much – I took my Nintendo Switch on vacation to Berlin (and took up valuable space in the one backpack I was allowed to take) and didn’t even boot. Oops. But I suppose nobody wants to watch a loser turn off their Switch and start playing Final Fantasy X in the middle of a bonobo concert, right? …do they?

So I have to make up for lost time. I have a copy of loop hero on both my PC and Switch for about six months. I know everyone raves about how good it is. I know it’s supposed to be one of the best indies of the last year. I know there’s a reason I bought it on two different platforms without even playing it. But maybe – maybe! – This weekend is the time I finally get to crank it up and actually see what all the fuss is about. I finally have something to do before the new season of Halo Infinite begins.

Kelsey Raynor, Guides Author – Nintendo Switch Sports, Valorant

A new act has just started Braveso I’m going to be spending an unhealthy amount of time this weekend playing ranked games.

And if I get too crooked Nintendo Switch Sports is finally out! So I planned to play this with some friends and see how it compares to Nintendo Wii Sports.

Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – The Lord of the Rings Online

15 years. That’s how old The Lord of the Rings Online is and how long I’ve been playing the MMORPG. Time sure flies.

To celebrate being almost old enough to drive, Standing Stone Games has launched the game’s annual anniversary event. It’s been about a week now, but I haven’t had time to log in and enjoy the celebrations lately. I want to fix that over the weekend.

Many new gifts and rewards will be distributed this year as well. There are new cosmetic items, a steed, war-steed cosmetic items, a new golden crystal bug cosmetic pet, new firecracker consumables, a new fire pit and fireplace, and the debut of a new pet: the corgi! Everyone who logs into the game during the Anniversary Event will receive a Corgi, but additional Corgis can be exchanged for Holiday Tokens, Anniversary Tokens, or Mithril Coins, so I plan on having a full pack of these at some point.

Alongside the celebration was the New Yondershire region’s debut on April 24th, and I wanted to give it a tour. The area is home to another race of hobbits and is known as a haven for hermits and troublemakers. It has been at odds with the rest of the Shire since the time of Bullroarer Took, and of late a few brawlers and their rising leader Lotho Sackville-Baggins have seized control of the region. Surely there will be some scuffles between me and these strange hobbits at some point.

For those who haven’t played the game in a while, are free-to-play players, or are just generally interested in trying the game out after all these years, Yondershire is free for VIP players or can be purchased using the LOTRO Shop. As for the rest of the game, not long ago Standing Stone Games made some big changes to the way the game is monetized. Now almost all available content – including expansions and some formerly paid races – is free for all players of the Helm’s Deep expansion and earlier versions. And VIP members now have access to Minas Morgul, Mordor and War of the Three Peaks for nada.

Long story short, there’s no better time to get back into the game or start playing. And I intend to try and play more often as I’ve been lapsed lately. I’m sure my in-game kinship and band will miss their glorious leader. At least I hope so.

So what are your plans for this weekend? If you live in the UK, what will you be doing over the long weekend? tell us! We would like to know. What are you playing this weekend?

Fry Electronics Team

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