Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! In this article we'll be sharing with you our monthly activity outline and event schedule for the month of August 2018. Our third and final phase of the Xbox Summer Series continues with an action packed month filled with a diverse lineup of games that will span across our Weekly Events and Game Nights. We're excited to close out the Summer with you!
Before we move forward with the August outline I would like to first recognize all our amazing members and organizers who made July a great month. Thank you all for your awesome support and dedication.
I'd like to also give a special thanks to all those who came out last week during our 'Games of Melon' celebration in observance of StraightUpMelon, longtime Officer and member of the community who is departing for College this month. It was crazy fun and I hope everyone had a good time! Once again, and I can't say this enough, thank you Melon for all your outstanding service, awesome friendship, and unparalleled dedication to this community. We will all miss you!
To kick off our first full week of events for August we're showcasing a variety of titles across our Events and Game Nights. You'll going to see games such as Minecraft, Injustice, Overwatch and more included this week to keep you engaged as the Summer concludes. Let's get ready to play!
The following games were featured as Weekly Events/Game Nights on Xbox in July 2018:
- Battlefield 1
- Battlefield 4
- COD: Black Ops
- COD: Modern Warfare 3
- COD: World War II
- Elite: Dangerous
- Fortnite: Battle Royale
- Friday the 13th: the Video Game
- GTA Online
- Halo: Master Chief Collection
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Rainbow Six: Siege
- Sea of Thieves
- Virtua Fighter 5
- Zombie Army Trilogy
The following Xbox videos were produced for the AJSA Gaming Youtube Channel:
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our events and game nights in July!
August 2018 Outline
Below is our activity outline for the month of August 2018:
Aug. 7th to Aug. 12th
- Tues. Aug. 7th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. Aug. 8th - SMITE - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. Aug. 9th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. Aug. 10th - GTA Online - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. Aug. 11th - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST
- Sun. Aug. 12th - Injustice: Gods Among Us - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Aug. 15th to Aug. 19th
- Weds. Aug. 15th - Friday the 13th: the Video Game - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. Aug. 16th - Halo 5: Guardians - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. Aug. 17th - Paladins - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. Aug. 18th - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST
- Sun. Aug. 19th - The Darwin Project - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Aug. 22nd to Aug. 26th
- Weds. Aug. 22nd - Warhammer: Vermintide II - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. Aug. 23rd - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. Aug. 24th - For Honor - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. Aug. 25th - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST
- Sun. Aug. 26th - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Aug. 29th to Sept. 2nd
- Weds. Aug. 29th - Promience Poker - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. Aug. 30th - Battlefield 4 - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. Aug. 31st - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. Sept. 1st - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST
- Sun. Sept. 2nd - Battlefield 3 - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
Featured Game Nights [August 8th & August 12th]
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.
For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
- Wednesday Aug. 8th - SMITE - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
- Sunday Aug. 12th - Injustice: Gods Among Us - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
SMITE is free to play and Injustice: Gods Among Us is available through the Xbox Game Pass.
AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [August 7th to August 11th]
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 - Tues. Aug. 7th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Call of Duty: World War II is returning to kick off our first full week of Xbox events for August! Squad up with the AJSA this Tuesday night as we take part in 'Days of Summer', a new seasonal in-game activity. Double XP, new weapons, special contracts/orders, and other rewards await!
During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. Additionally, for those interested in the Zombies experience, we can set up a squad for Zombies mode.
We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time! DLC is not required to participate in this event.
Interested in attending this event? Have any questions/concerns? Please reach out to our host for this evening. Thank you!
Time: August 7th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Host: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. August 9th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Explore and build with us this Thursday night as we play in our Minecraft community world! Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army. We're back to normal schedule this week with the 7:30pm EST start time. Thank you to everyone who participated in the AJSA Special Operation last month!
Please note that for this event we are using the newest version of Minecraft on Xbox One. We have turned our world into an online 'Realm' meaning you can play and build anytime! If you're on PC and/or Nintendo Switch, you can join as well! Please contact Rune on the forums or Xbox Live for additional info!
This week as part of the event we're going on an expedition to the unexplored southern regions. What treasures and discoveries will we uncover?
Primary communication will be in the Xbox Live Party system. 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. Happy mining!
Time: August 9th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
Host: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
GTA Online - Xbox One Event - Fri. Aug. 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
The Angry Grand Theft Army is returning to Los Santos this Friday night! We can't end our Summer vacation without another trip to Los Santos! Hit up the beaches and group up with the AJSA crew for an evening of over the top action and shenanigans. Participants of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow AJSA members in an event full of racing, missions, adversary matches and fun in the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.
We encourage all participants to dress up in their favorite Summer outfits for the event!
Check out the latest 'GTA Online' bonuses in prep for the upcoming event.
Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "MasterfulJoe101" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can message the host before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
To join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew, head to the Rockstar Social Club to join:
Time: August 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
Host: MasterfulJoe [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101]
Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Aug. 11th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Overwatch returns this weekend on Xbox One as participants will engage in a variety of unique custom modes and online matches. We're meeting up at our normal time this Saturday night at 7:00pm EST. This weekend will also mark the return of the 'Overwatch Summer Games' seasonal activity!
Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AJSAWookieJedi" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can message the host before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
Time: August 11th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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Edited by RuneX