Weekend Headlines August 4th-6th: Madden NFL 18, Wolfenstein II and More

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Following on from the five announcements comes a list of details, videos and updates that were released over the weekend. Take a look and see what you might have missed:

Madden NFL 18

EA has announced the 40 track soundtrack to this year's football instalment, featuring 32 "bangers" from established artists, as well as some fresh names. The full track list is below and you can listen to the soundtrack on Spotify prior to the game's release on August 25th. While you're listening to the tracks below, be sure to check out the recently revealed top five Defensive Ends too.
  • Action Bronson, “Let Me Breathe”
  • Aloe Blacc, “King Is Born”
  • Amir Obé, “WISH YOU WELL”
  • A$AP Mob, “RAF” featuring A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Frank Ocean
  • Belly, “Man Listen”
  • Big Boi, “Kill Jill” featuring Jeezy and Killer Mike
  • Big Sean, “Sacrifices” featuring Migos
  • Calvin Harris, “Rollin” featuring Future and Khalid
  • Chaz French, “quad”
  • Cuz Lightyear, “Luke C Walker”
  • Davie, “Keep Running”
  • Dillon Francis, “Say Less” featuring G-Eazy
  • Flosstradamus, “Trap Scholar” featuring Waka Flocka Flame
  • French Montana, “Bring Dem Things” featuring Pharrell
  • GoldLink, “Kokamoe Freestyle”
  • Imagine Dragons, “Whatever It Takes”
  • J Hus, “Common Sense”
  • Joey Bad4$$, “Temptation”
  • Joyner Lucas, “FYM” featuring Mystikal
  • Kendrick Lamar, “DNA”
  • Logic, “Everybody”
  • Meek Mill, “Glow Up”
  • Mike WiLL Made-It, “Bars Of Soap” featuring Swae Lee
  • Rick Ross, “Dead Presidents” featuring Future, Jeezy, and Yo Gotti
  • Snoop Dogg, “Go On” featuring October London
  • Spencer Ludwig, “Got Me Like”
  • Steve Aoki, “Been Ballin” featuring Lil Uzi Vert
  • Stormzy, “Big For Your Boots”
  • Travis Scott, “A Man”
  • Vic Mensa, “OMG” featuring Pusha T
  • Vince Staples, “Party People”
  • Zoey Dollaz, “It’s OK” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Defensive End

Sea of Thieves

The last time we saw gameplay for Rare's upcoming seafaring title was during E3. Well, the team is back. Ben Wilson, James Thomas, Jessica Baker and Topher Winward are searching for treasure. The map marks the treasure with just four feathers, but there are skeletons and other ships that get in their way.

Star Trek Online

Perfect World Entertainment revealed that LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will be voicing his character Geordi La Forge in two upcoming episodes for the game. The first episode, "Beyond the Nexus", aims to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Next Generation. Alongside La Forge and his crew, players will investigate a distress call from a Galaxy-class ship whose crew is being mind-controlled by a strange energy source. The second episode, "Melting Pot", will mark the start of "Season 14 - Emergence". This update continues the story of the Tzenkethi war. Players will explore a new world where the Kentari and Lukari have reconciled their differences and started a new colony, but things don't run smoothly. There will also be a new Fleet Holding, a Tzenkethi Red Alert, two new fleet holding defense queues, a new colony map special event and a new Primary Specialization called the Miracle Worker. None of this content has a release date yet for consoles.


Pipeworks Studio continues to showcase the content that will be arriving on colsole with update 1.3. The latest video shows the yo-yos that players will encounter on their travels. Trust me, yo-yos are not as innocent as they sound.


The Eclipse update for Trove will be released on August 22nd and with it will come a variety of new features. One of those features is Gem Forging, where players can improve the stats on existing gems or change them by rerolling them. The following video gives a preview of how this feature will work.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

BJ Blazkowicz does not begin The New Colossus in the best state of health, but he's not going to let that stop him. The following trailer showcases some of the wheelchair combat right at the beginning of the game. Bethesda's Gary Steinman and MachineGames' Jerk Gustafsson and Jens Matthies provide some insight as we see that Blazkowicz may be broken physically, but he's not broken mentally.

Updates and Patches

GameVersionRelease DateDetails
Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareN/AAvailable NowFixes an issue where players were unable to party up
Halo 5: GuardiansSandbox UpdateTBADetails here
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainAugust 2017 UpdateAvailable NowDetails here
Paladins: Champions of the RealmOB55Available NowDetails here
Pit PeopleUpdate 5: Infinite WisdomTBAPartial Roadmap
R.B.I. Baseball 17Roster updateAvailable NowFeatures moves from the MLB Trade Deadline
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.