Hey all, Happy Monday! Spring Break is over here in the Xbox One Division. Once again I'd like to thank all our organizers and members who made March an amazing month for AJSA gaming here on Xbox! Things aren't not slowing down one bit after this break. We're recharged and ready to get back in the fight. Our week back is jam packed with adventure and good fun! In this article we unviel to you not only what we're playing this week but also provide to you our complete April activity outline. Plan ahead and game on. Cya at the events!
News & Updates
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Last Event [Apr. 12th]
This Thursday night on April 12th, 2018 at 7:00pm EST will be our last event for 'Minecraft: Xbox One Edition' before we move over organizing efforts to the new version of 'Minecraft'. In short, here on Xbox One we have two different versions of Minecraft. There is the 'Xbox One Edition' (the successor to....you guessed it...the Xbox 360 Edition) and then just 'Minecraft', the new version that was released in September 2017. The new version offers more content, online servers, cross-play, no item caps, infinite worlds, and much more.
Thanks to your feedback, we're moving our community world to the new version on April 19th, 2018. The current community world we play in now was originally founded back in August 2017 and we've been going strong since. We're all happy we can continue to play and expand our world in this new version.
Before then we're going to hold a special send-off celebration of the Xbox One Edition in the form of a story-driven, multi-step adventure/quest that members will participate in. Travel across new lands, battle massive mob armies, and discover secrets hidden deep in the darkest corners of the world...
We originally started events for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition all the way back in August 2015 and ever since then Minecraft has been a staple within the AJSA community on Xbox One. Minecraft has helped grow and sustain this amazing community for nearly three years. We are closing this chapter of Minecraft with this event, but a new one will be started shortly after. We hope you can join us in new journey. Thank you.
Featured Game Nights [April 11th & 15th]
Xbox Game Nights were introduced back in January of this year. These are local AJSA Xbox Club activities that are normally held during days where we have no events scheduled. These organized play sessions are structured to be more loose and laidback, creating more opportunities for us as a community to reach out to more games and play even more with each other.
Going forward in each Xbox weekly article, we will feature a section that will include infomation on upcoming Game Nights on Xbox for that particular week. Not only will members see our notices in the Club but now in our forum articles as well. For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
To help usher in our first week back, we have two Game Nights prepared for you:
- Wednesday April 11th - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
Sunday April 15th - Sea of Thieves - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
What better way than to spend Tax Day? Horde some gold!
April 2018 Outline
Below is our activity outline for the month of April 2018:
Week One - April 9th to April 15th
- Tues. April 10th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. April 11th - PUBG - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. April 12th - Minecraft: XB1 Edition - 7:00pm EST
- Fri. April 13th - Halo: Reach - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. April 14th - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST
- Sun. April 15th - Sea of Thieves - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Week Two - April 16th to April 22nd
- Weds. April 18th - The Division - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. April 19th - Minecraft - 6:00pm EST
- Fri. April 20th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. AprIl 21st - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST
- Sun. April 22nd - Destiny 2 - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Week Three - April 23rd to April 29th
- Tues. April 24th - Rainbow Six: Siege - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. April 25th - Gears of War 4 - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. April 26th - Minecraft - 7:00pm EST
- Fri. April 27th - Battlefield 4 - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. April 28th - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST
- Sun. April 29th - Titanfall 2 - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Week Four - April 30th to May 6th
- Tues. May 1st - COD: Black Ops III - 7:30pm EST
Fri. May 4th - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:30pm EST
May the '4th' be with you!
Weekly Events and Game Nights are subject to change. Any changes will be disclosed in our articles.
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AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [April 10th to April 14th]
How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
COD: World War II - Xbox One Event - Apr. 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
We're back from break and we're heading straight into the action with COD: World War II this Tuesday night! Join us as we kick off our April lineup with our first Xbox event of the month. The Division Overhaul update also goes live on Tuesday, so don't miss out on all the new features with your friends from the AJSA!
We welcome players of all skill levels! We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time! During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. We hope to see you on the field!
Time: April 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Apr. 12th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Welcome to our last event for 'Minecraft: Xbox One Edition'! Join us as we close out this chapter of our Minecraft Nights on Xbox One and usher in a new era. We originally started events for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition all the way back in August 2015 and it has been going strong ever since.
To give it a proper send off, we have a special story-driven, multi-step 'Quest' planned for this event filled with mystery, drama, and action! Plenty of surprises are in store for participants.
Starting on April 19th we will be moving over to the new version of Minecraft on Xbox. We will no longer be using the 'Xbox One Edition', instead we will just be playing on 'Minecraft' (the new version released in late 2017). Thanks to your feedback in March, our community world will remain untouched, and we will continue to use the world in the new version (the new version of Minecraft allows us to upload worlds from the XB1 Edition to this game). More info on the April 19th event will be disclosed next week.
We have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to kick off the quest.Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
Time: April 12th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Halo: Reach - Xbox One Event - Fri. Apr. 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Backward Compatibilty Enabled
Ready up Angry Spartans, we're heading back to Planet Reach to battle the Covenent once more time! After a long absence from our Xbox event rotation, the Xbox 360 classic Halo: Reach returns this Friday night via backward compatibility on Xbox One. Relive old memories and create new adventures in this action-packed event that filled with friends, crazy custom games and tons of fun!
We will gather all participants into one Xbox Live Party, provided by the host, and from there we will designate group activities and form squads. Activities will range from online multiplayer and custom games. Contact the host (info provided below) if you want extra info about the upcoming event.
For participants playing from their Xbox 360: Please add the hosts to your friends list on your 360 and please send a message letting the host know you want an invite to our game session during the event.
Time: April 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Host: AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1]
Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Apr. 14th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
To round out our first week back, Overwatch takes point as our Saturday night main event. Coming off a very successful 16 straight hour event on March 31st, we're coming back to a whole new PvE seasonal activity for the game. Overwatch: Uprising is returning as 'Overwatch Archives' and this time around we'll be able to play as agents from 'Blackwatch' in a new mision called 'Retribution'. We will travel eight years in the past and join Blackwatch in the mission that changed everything...
Tons of new skins and cosmetic content are coming to the game as part of this sasonal update. Earn easy loot by squading up with your fellow AJSA members in a mix of online and custom games as we take part 'Overwatch Archives'. We're squading up at our normal time this Saturday night at 7:00pm EST.
Time: April 14th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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