SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced that a Warhawk July 4th tournament will take place this weekend and that Fallen Star PS3 DLC is now discounted at 75% off!
To quote: Get ready for another head-to-head tournament this July 4th weekend. This time around try your skillz on the expansion pack map "Fallen Star" and in the free update mode "Collection"! (see rules below).
Ten Grand Prizes will be chosen between SCEE and SCEA. These top Warheads will receive a three month subscription voucher to the new PlayStation Plus* and a Warhawk Champion's Blade!
*Voucher can be used to extend your current service or to create a new one. This tournament is short, so be ready to go!
And for those of you that don't already have Fallen Star, we've dropped the price 75%! From June 22nd to July 6th you can pick up this explosive expansion pack for $1.99.
*You must have the full game Warhawk to play Fallen Star.
When: 5:00am Pacific, July 1 to 5:00am Pacific, July 5
Where: Warhawk Fallen Star: Collection Tourny servers (look for the blue Tourny-FallenStar # servers)
Modes: 32-player Fallen Star, Collection Mode, Team Game only
What You Need To Win: Be a part of your match's "Winning Team" and you will get one point. You get 0 points for losses and ties.
Where To Find Your Rank: Just like last time, your stats will be posted on www.warhawk.com in the Leaderboard area. Look for the "Tourny" tab.
What You'll Win: The top 10 players from North America and Europe will all win the fabled "Champion's Blade." Also, they'll win a three-month subscription to the new PlayStation Plus subscription service.
This gameplay mode is like multi-flag CTF. There are four energy cores scattered around the map, generally positioned in the center or between the two teams' main bases. Each team has a Reactor where Energy Cores are taken to score points.
In the screen shot above you can see two Energy Cores positioned on a Eucadian bridge. Bringing these Cores back to your team's reactor will score points for your team...and you can carry more than one Core at a time.
The scoring system is progressive, so if you score just one Core, your team gets just one point. Two Cores will score three points. Three Cores are good for six points...and if you manage to work as a team and bring all four Cores back to the Reactor at once, then your team scores a whopping 10 points!
As you can see in the screenshot below, the Cores are displayed on your character and the more you are carrying, the more you see whirling and orbiting around you. You'll also see them on the mini-map as pulsing energy symbols.
The score is displayed in the upper right corner as usual, but there is a new display there for Collection mode. It's the little yellow number that shows you how many Cores your team currently is currently carrying. This ends up being critical for knowing where your focus should be - offense or defense.
...and you can press the Triangle button to throw the Cores you are carrying! Passing Cores among your team is "super-effective."
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