5 Tips and Tricks to Saving Humanity in Extinction

5 Tips and Tricks to Saving Humanity in Extinction

Extinction is launching today and we’re extremely excited for people to get their hands on a video game that gives players a true experience of going toe-to-toe against enemies of tremendous scale: the Ravenii.

Ravenii are a monster race only previously mentioned before in fairytales, legends passed on throughout generations. No one really believed they were still in existence…until now. These bloodthirsty beasts were once close to ending mankind, and only a specialized group of warriors known as Sentinels could hold them back.

Unfortunately, the Sentinels, much like the Ravenii, are a rare breed that has long been absent in society. Only one man carries on the Sentinel name, a man who has been trained in the ways of the ancient order – a man humanity must call on now to save the world from extinction.

Extinction Screenshot

In this epic action-adventure game, you’ll be tasked with defeating a variety of Ravenii, along with their pesky minions – all while saving as many civilians as possible.

Taking on gigantic foes can feel a bit daunting, so we’re here to relieve some of that stress with five tips to help your ogre-slaying adventure.

Build Rune Energy Efficiently

The only way to slice off a Ravenii’s head is with a fully-charged Rune Strike (indicated by the Rune Meter) with your blade. Killing minions and saving civilians are the best ways to charge your weapon. You can also charge your meter by destroying the armor of a Ravenii and cutting off its limbs, but that route is not nearly as effective.

Always keep an eye on your rune meter, as engaging a Ravenii with an empty tank may not be the smartest tactic. These beasts are large, to say the very least. And while you are must faster and far more nimble, the Ravenii are extremely powerful and wear an assortment of different protective armor, which brings us to our next tip…

Extinction Screenshot

Keep your Observation Skills Strong

The Ravenii have an extremely talented tailor. The different types of armor they construct are seemingly impenetrable. However, lucky for you, they have weak points. Some armor requires a Rune Strike to break it while others degrade as the battle progresses.

There are also Ravenii that love to mix and match. Some like to wear iron leg guards with their golden helmets, while others like their helmets to contrast with the red accents of their spiked gauntlets. The Ravenii’s fashion prowess may make your life a bit more complicated than you would like.

Taking the time to identify the type of armor, weakness and placement on each Ravenii is crucial for ogre dismemberment.

Traverse Anything and Everything

Trained by the ancient Sentinels, Avil is extremely nimble. He can perform double jumps, dashes, vertical wall-runs, and horizontal wall-runs. His mobility also helps him utilize the environment, as he can bounce off treetops and roof awnings. His arsenal also consists of a trusty grappling whip. It can be used to travel a large distance in a short amount of time, get out of harm’s way, and even scale the Ravenii. The whip is even able to grapple onto buildings to maximize parkour efficiency.

What’s more…you can fluidly string all movements together to run circles around your enemies.

Extinction Screenshot

Position Yourself for Success

Taking on a towering foe head-on may not be the greatest idea. Positioning is extremely important when engaging Ravenii, as these enormous monsters will destroy everything in their path. Take advantage of Avil’s agile abilities to position yourself out of Ravenii sight to safely incapacitate them when the perfect moment calls.

We recommend severing the ogre’s limbs from its backside to give you the greatest advantage from the get-go.

Upgrades are your Friend

Each time you perform tasks such as saving civilians, completing side missions, and disposing of Ravenii you earn Skill Points (SP). SP are used to upgrade abilities and these are some of our early game upgrade recommendations:

1) Hasty Portals: Get civilians out of the way faster so you can go back to ogre slaying

2) Light Foot: Travel to greater heights from bouncing off trees and canopies

3) Health Upgrade: Build resistance from ogre smacks

We can go on and on about strategy, but we’d hate to give away too much. As you become more proficient, you will be able to chain all the abilities together to develop your own style of play. Remember, don’t be too enamored with taking down Ravenii — your goal is to prevent humanity from extinction, which means you must also save civilians!

Extinction is available now on Xbox One. For more info on the game and all of the latest news about Extinction, follow us on Twitter and Facebook @ExtinctionMG.

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Xbox Insider Hub PC Troubleshooting

Xbox Insider Hub PC Troubleshooting

The Xbox Insider Hub on PC has a few unique issues that don’t occur on Xbox One, and we’ve put together these FAQs to help! We’ll continue to provide updates if the Xbox Insider Hub app on PC changes or new issues surface.

I’m unable to install or use the Xbox Insider Hub on PC—how do I fix this?
In order to install or use the Xbox Insider Hub on Windows 10, your PC must be on Windows 10 OS Build 14393.0 or greater. You can check the current Windows 10 OS Build on your PC by navigating to Settings > System > About and look for the OS Build field.

I’m unable to sign in to the Xbox Insider Hub—what should I do?
If you encounter general sign-in issues or receive an error message (such as “Unspecified error”) after launching the Xbox Insider Hub, please attempt the steps below and try signing in to the Xbox Insider Hub after completing each step.

• Close the Xbox Insider Hub (be sure to quit the app completely by right clicking the toolbar icon and selecting “Close window”). If you’re on a Surface or tablet, you’ll need to follow a different set of steps.
• Sign out of your PC and sign back in.
• Restart your PC.

I know I’m eligible to participate in a game playtest, but I don’t see it in the Xbox Insider Hub?
Please double check that you’re signed in with the correct Microsoft account/Gamertag on your PC. The signed in Gamertag appears below your profile pic on the Xbox Insider Hub’s main landing page. Content in the Xbox Insider Hub appears based on the signed in Microsoft account/Gamertag.

Xbox Insider Hub PC Troubleshooting

I left a game beta and uninstalled/reinstalled the game, but I still have the beta version?
When leaving a game beta for a live game (ie. Minecraft), note that it can take several minutes to unregister your Microsoft account from the game beta. Before reinstalling, please wait 15-20 minutes to ensure your Microsoft account is removed from the game beta, then reinstall the game.

I joined a game playtest, but the Windows 10 Store page is blank or I don’t see an Install button? 
Please double check that you’re signed in to the Windows 10 Store using the same Microsoft account you joined with in the Xbox Insider Hub. You can check this by selecting the Profile icon to the right of the Search bar in the Store.

Xbox Insider Hub PC Troubleshooting

When joining a game playtest, I encounter an error, a blank screen, etc.—what should I do?
Here are a few general troubleshooting steps that may resolve your issue. Please attempt the steps below and try to rejoin the game playtest after completing each step.

• If the Manage button is visible on the game playtest’s Info page, try selecting Manage > Unenroll, and leave the game playtest.
• Close the Xbox Insider Hub (be sure to quit the app completely by right clicking the toolbar icon and selecting “Close window”). If you’re on a Surface or tablet, you’ll need to follow a different set of steps.
• Sign out of your PC and sign back in.
• Restart your PC.

I joined a game playtest but the game didn’t start installing—how do I get the game?
If after joining a game playtest you aren’t redirected to the Store, try selecting the “Show in store” link (located below Manage) on the game’s Info page in the Xbox Insider Hub. If shortly after joining a game playtest the Show in store link redirects to a blank Store page, wait 15-20 minutes and try again.

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The Microsoft Store Spring Add-on sale starts today, April 10, so save big on Xbox and PC game add-ons! Freshen up your gaming options and take advantage of savings on add-ons and season passes for select Xbox and PC games.

Save up to 65% on Xbox game add-ons

The Spring Add-on is the perfect time to upgrade your games with over 240 deals on popular Xbox One and Xbox 360 game digital add-ons. Save on Xbox One season passes for Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty: WWII, Shadow of War, Witcher 3, and more. Discover savings on an array of game add-on content for Xbox from Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 3, BioShock Infinite, Far Cry 4, and more.

Save up to 50% on PC game add-ons

Save on popular Windows 10 game add-ons and season passes such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Character Pass, Gwent Meteorite Powder, Ark: Survival Evolved Season Pass and more. Many of these add-ons and season passes, including Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Halo Wars 2, support Xbox Play Anywhere, meaning one purchase gets you the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 with cross-save capability.

The Microsoft Store Spring Add-on Sale starts today, so visit Xbox.com or Microsoft.com to take advantage of these deals before the sale ends on April 16.

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Masters of Anima - Launch Trailer

Masters of Anima – Launch Trailer

Masters of Anima - Launch Trailer

Masters of Anima is available today! Watch its launch trailer!
Download the game now on Xbox One.

The world is in peril and only you can save it in Masters of Anima! The new indie gem from Passtech Games, the makers of Space Run is available today on Xbox One®! Follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay made from the ground up for controller play!

You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your fiancée Ana – who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems!

Use the powers of Anima to summon an army of magical Guardians in your quest to defeat Zahr’s dreaded Golems. Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way. As your victories rack up, acquire new powers and abilities for both yourself and your Guardians, ultimately becoming a true Master of Anima.

Save the world with nothing but your brains – and an army at your back. Masters of Anima is available for download on Xbox One® now!

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New Preview Beta, Delta & Omega 1804 System Update – 4/9/18

Starting at 2 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Preview Rings (Beta, Delta and Omega) will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180407-1335). Read on for more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update and to learn about another opportunity to notify Team Xbox about potential audio issues.



Activity Feed

  • Fixed an issue in which users would receive a “Something went wrong” error message when sharing game clips and captures through Twitter.

App Stability

  • Fixed an issue in which a user would be using an app such as Netflix or Hulu would logout then unable to launch the app again until they power cycled.


  • Fixed an issue in which some users would experience loss of system sounds on Home.

 Game Hub

  • Fixed an issue in which users some users with High Contrast enabled could not see active Club counts and Looking For Group (LFG) post counts.

 Game Installation

  • Resolved an issue which prevented some users from installing certain Games (Minecraft and Fallout Shelter), and received no notifications of the installation failure.

 Loss of Home Navigation playing Guitar Hero

  • Fixed an issue in which users some users playing Guitar Hero with a Guitar Hero controller would return to Home and be unable to perform any navigation with their controller.

Mixer Crowd Control

  • Fixed an issue when a user used the co-pilot for extended sessions the feature would stop working.

 My Games and Apps Collection

  • You should no longer encounter an issue with My Games and Apps appearing empty or non-functional when launched.

 Settings – Privacy

  • Fixed an issue in which some users could not view or change Privacy Settings.

 System Reliability

  • Resolved a system stability issue that could result in apps crashing when multiple games or apps are running.

Video Playback

  • Fixed issues with the UHD version of Disney’s latest BD-disc “Thor:Ragnarok” disc in which playback would hang towards the end of the movie.


Known Issues:



  • Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.
  • Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.


  • Hulu app volume is lower than expected—the Hulu team is working on an app update.

Audio Issues Help Needed

  • We need your help if you are experiencing any audio issues on the console!
  • If you experience any loss of audio on Home or in games and apps please use Report a problem and provide as much detail as possible please including:
    • TV make and model
    • Audio receiver or headset make and model
    • Duration and frequency of the issue (How long did the issue occur? How often?)
    • A video of the issue including audio if possible – please post a link to the video in your bug or we can direct message you for it.




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