Hello everyone, hope you all had an amazing weekend! In this article we'll be sharing with you our monthly activity outline and event schedule for the month of July 2018. Our second phase of the 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 ready to bring you fun and engaging month of gaming!
Before we move forward with the July outline I would like to first recognize all our amazing members and organizers who made June a great tim, laying a solid foundation for the rest of the Xbox community going into the Summer. Thank you all for your amazing support and dedication. Keep up the great work!
To kick off our first full week of events for July we're showcasing a variety of titles across our Events and Game Nights. You'll going to see games such as Gigantic, and Overwatch and more included this week to keep you engaged as the Summer marches on. Let's get ready to play.
The following games were featured as Weekly Events/Game Nights on Xbox in June 2018:
- Battlefield 4
- COD: World War II
- Destiny 2
- Elite: Dangerous
- Fortnite: Battle Royale
- Friday the 13th: the Video Game
- GTA Online
- Halo: Master Chief Collection
- Halo: Reach
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Sea of Thieves
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Titanfall 2
The following Xbox videos were produced for the AJSA Gaming Youtube Channel:
I'd like to once again say thank you to everyone who came out in support of our events and game nights in June!
July 2018 Outline
Below is our activity outline for the month of July 2018:
July 10th to July 15th
- Tues. July 10th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. July 11th - Virtua Fighter 5 - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. July 12th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. July 13th - Gigantic - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. July 14th - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST
- Sun. July 15th - SMITE - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
July 17th to July 22nd
- Tues. July 17th - COD: Modern Warfare 3 - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. July 18th - PUBG - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. July 19th - GTA Online - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. July 20th - Battlefield 4 - 7:30pm EST
- Sat. July 21st - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST
- Sun. July 22nd - Zombie Army Trilogy - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
July 24th to July 29th
- Tues. July 24th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. July 25th - Friday the 13th: the Video Game - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. July 26th - Sea of Thieves - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. July 27th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST [Special Operation]
- Sat. July 28th - Minecraft - 4:00pm EST [Special Operation]
- Sun. July 29th - Elite: Dangerous - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
July 31st to August 5th [Games of Melon Celebration Week]
- Tues. July 31st - COD: Black Ops - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. Aug. 1st - Rocket League - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. Aug. 2nd - Battlefield 1 - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. Aug. 3rd - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST
- Sun. Aug. 5th - Rainbow Six: Siege - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
The 'Games of Melon Celebration Week' is being organized in observance of StraightUpMelon who will be departing to college in August. He is a longtime and upstanding member of the community currently serving as an Officer. In recognition of his years of dedication and service we are holding a special week of events to send him off to the his next adventure!
Featured Game Nights [July 11th & July 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.
For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
- Wednesday July 11th - Virtua Fighter 5 - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
- Wednesday July 15th - SMITE - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
Both titles featured this week on Game Nights are free to play!
AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [July 10th to July 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 - Tues. July 10th, 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 July! Squad up with the AJSA this Tuesday night as we take part in 'Liberty Strike', 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. We'll also be playing the new mode introduced with Liberty Strike, 'Wanderlust'. Many Orders/Challenges involve this mode so we'll aim to get as many Orders completed as possible so people can earn new weapons/gear as a group. Additionally, for those interested in the Zombies experience, we can set up groups for Zombies mode as well.
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 and point of contact for COD: World War II, StraightUpMelon.
Time: July 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30pm GMT)
Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Fortnite: Battle Royale - Xbox One Event - Thurs. July 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Join us this Thursday night for our Fortnite: Battle Royale as we drop in on the first day of Season 5! Fortnite: Battle Royale's very exciting and fun Season 4 is coming to end. Many questions and theories have been sprawling around the internet about what Fortnite will have in store for players in Season 5, releasing this Thursday.
What is going on with that crack in the sky? Is is opening up a new dimension of time and space?! Are we getting a new map?!?! Season 5 will undoubtedly answer these questions and the AJSA on Xbox will be there to experience it.
Players of all skill levels are welcome to play. Victory Royales are nice but are not the primary focus. We're here to have a good time, kick some arse, and last as long as we can! We also like to build forts! If the 'Playground' mode is still active we'll get squads up for people to play that as well.
For those who have yet to experience Fortnite: Battle Royale in an AJSA group setting or you've never played the game before consider coming out this Thursday night and play for a few hours. With Season 5 coming out, this is a great time to get into the action. If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please reach out to our hosts. Thank you!
Time: July 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Gigantic - Xbox One Event - Fri. July 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
This Friday night we are gathering for a special event for 'Gigantic', a free to play third-person Hero shooter. Back in January 2018 it was unfortuntely announced that this game was being shut down and that the servers would go offline on July 31st, 2018. Many of us here in the Xbox group would like to give Gigantic one final event before the game goes offline, playing together and having fun to give the game a nice sendoff.
We'll be playing in a mix of online and custom modes in an attempt to cover everything the game has to offer. As part of their 'Final Update' (link included above) all the Heroes are available to the public so people can enjoy and play as whatever Hero they want without any restriction.
We understand that for many folks this may be your first time playing Gigantic. If you want to learn a bit more about the game and how to play before the event, please consider checking out this 'Gigantic 101 - How to Play' guide. The hosts of the event will also be there assist new players. Once you get the basic controls set up, you'll be fine!
We hope you can join us for this final battle and help send off Gigantic on a positive note!
Time: July 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
Hosts: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. July 14th, 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.
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: July 14th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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Edited by RuneX