The summer isn’t exactly the time of year best known for AAA video game releases. However, July video game releases in 2021 do have a few hidden aces up their sleeves. Let’s take a closer look!
July Video Game Releases
Fallout 76: Steel Reign update
If you caught that Fallout 76 2021 roadmap reveal a few months back, you’ll know there’s a major new update coming July 7th: Steel Reign. Drawing close to the Brotherhood of Steel story, the update will bring new quests, NPCs, locations, and rewards –and the groundwork for this will start hitting the PTS very soon. Plus, there’s another, smaller update coming this month, too.
In a blog post on the MMO’s site, Bethesda has announced that the new PTS launch will bring the “entire Steel Reign questline, during which you’ll experience the conclusion of the Brotherhood of Steel story that began with Steel Dawn”. Plus, there’ll be a bunch of other new content to try out, including a new legendary crafting system, legendary attribute rebalance, and a Meat Week seasonal event.
The latest community calendar reveals that there are some in-game events, like a mystery pick purveyor sale, ‘Hunt for the Treasure Hunter’ hunter weekend, double SCORE weekend, and more to come that month.
For now, we’re in the midst of Fallout 76’s Locked and Loaded update, which means SPECIAL loadouts, CAMP slots, and Fallout 76 Season 4 rewards, which you can find out more about at those links if you’re just getting back into post-apocalyptic Appalachia.
Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline DLC
The standalone narrative expansion is part of Watch Dogs Legion’s season pass and will be made available next month on July 6th across all platforms. The DLC is set before the events of Legion and reintroduces Aiden from the first Watch Dogs and Wrench from Watch Dogs 2.
Watch Dogs: Legion – Bloodline is a standalone narrative expansion where players will take control of Aiden from the original Watch Dogs® game and Wrench from Watch Dogs 2 in a new story arc.
In Bloodline, players will follow Aiden as he accepts a routine fixer job in London to reconnect with his nephew Jackson following the events of Watch Dogs. Aiden’s mission is to infiltrate a high-tech laboratory from Broca Tech to steal a mysterious and valuable piece of technology, but his mission is compromised when Wrench escapes with the device. With his fixer contract now gone sideways, Aiden is caught in a deadly crossfire.
With no real allies against a corporate giant, and with Wrench one step ahead of him, Aiden must team up with his estranged nephew Jackson, and rely on his grit and experience. With Wrench’s unpredictable behavior, things are bound to get chaotic.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Available on July 16th to Nintendo Switch Users. Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game.