News and Highlights
In June, the AJSA Xbox One Division is rolling out several new initiatives aimed at showcasing new games and strengthening our existing supported titles. Please allow to highlight the projects and event series we have lined up, as well as providing updates on the status of some games in our schedule.
Destiny and GTA Online - This month we are placing our Destiny and Grand Theft Auto Online events on a bi-weekly schedule. For Destiny, we are slowly wrapping up operations to prep and go into Destiny 2. Destiny is one of our most popular games here on the Xbox Division. We're proud to have supported it for so long, however the time to start to pack up our gear and guns (only to be destroyed by Gary in Destiny 2!) and prepare for our next adventure is approaching. We hope you can join us as we close out Destiny story this Summer on Xbox One!
As for GTA Online, we're taking a small break with the bi-weekly set up until the release of the 'Gun Runner' content update. When the update is released, we will hold a special community event in observance of the new content. Thank you!
Free to Play Events Every Wednesday - Starting this Wednesday, we are kicking off a new event series here in the Xbox One Division. Every Wednesday night this month we will be featuring a new Free to Play game in an event form. These games can range from existing Free to Play games like DC Universe or SMITE, games that come free with Games With Gold, or games that are part of 'Free to Play Days' promotions. Every Monday we will disclose what the new game will be for that week.
As a community, we can get to experience these games together that we normally don't get to play in big groups and have fun. Since these games will be free, anyone can install these games and participate in these events if they so choose. These events are designed purposely to be one-off game nights, so if you decide to uninstall the game after we finished an event, you are free to do so! However if the community feels we should keep supporting a particular F2P game after it is featured, please come to me with your ideas and suggestions.
Our inaugural game for this series will be Killer Instinct. We hope you can join us on this new venture.
Minecraft Night [Creative Mode] This Thursday - Minecraft Nights return to Xbox One this Thursday night for a special Creative Mode event. No restrictions and no limits on what you can build. Show off to your fellow AJSA members on your imagination and building skills. The host for the evening will be recording and taking snapshots of people's creations throughout the night that will be later be featured on the forums. Please note server space is limited, so early attendance is encouraged. Cya there!
Halo Sunday Night Events - Due to the great amount of feedback and support we received from members during our last Halo 5 event two weeks ago, the Xbox team is proud to announce that will be re-launching our Halo event series in June. This month every Sunday night, similar to how we are structuring our F2P events, we will be showcasing a different Halo game starting off with Halo 5. This will allow us to cover games like Halo Wars 2 (which would be our first RTS event on Xbox!) and Halo: Reach all while improving our Halo player base.
Battlefield 1 and Overwatch - Two of our biggest games in the Xbox Division will be showcased throughout June, with consistent Friday and Saturday night events respectively. Apart from this Saturday night, where will do a Gears of War 4 event (to celebrate the Rise of the Horde update and give our Overwatch players a well deserved rest after our phenomenal 'Heros Never Die' event on Xbox), Overwatch is slated for Saturdays for the rest of the month. Click here for an overview of the June event schedule for Overwatch.
AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [June 6th to June 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 Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
If 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 at "AScapeRunePlaya".
Destiny - Xbox One Event - Tues. June 6th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Starting in June, please note Destiny events will occur every other week.
This Destiny event is scheduled for Tuesday June 6th, 2017 at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. Don't forget on Tuesday to check out the weekly activity list on Bungie.Net for an overview of the featured game modes this week.
During this event we'll doing various squad activities that will involve strikes (that includes Nightfall), missions, quests, and completing daily challenges associated with the Age of Triumph. If you've been looking to rank up your and/or have been seeking an organized Destiny group this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
This gathering is perfect for you to knock out your weekly bounties and quests with friends/members. Please Note: Destiny DLC is NOT required to participate in this event. Members who don't have Rise of Iron/Age of Triumph or any other expansion are still welcome and we'll adjust in-game squads accordingly.
Interested in joining the AJSA Xbox One in-game clan for Destiny? Click below:
Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event.
Time: June 6th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Killer Instinct - Xbox One Event - Wed. June 7th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Welcome to our first formal 'Free to Play Night' event here on the Xbox One Division. As part of our new Wednesday lineup, each week we will be featuring a new Free to Play game. This week, we kick off our new series with a Killer Instinct fight night!
No prior experience with fighting games needed. This community event is for fun. We'll all try to gather into one fighting game lobby and battle/spectate each other as we play. Please allow for sometime for the game to install prior to attending the event if you wish to participate when we begin.
Any questions/if you need assistance, please contact the host at RuneX on the forums or at AScapeRunePlaya on Xbox Live.
Time: June 7th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. June 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
We'll Be Playing In 'Creative Mode' This Event
Minecraft Nights on Xbox One return this Thursday! By popular request, we will be holding a special community event for Minecraft on Xbox One this Thursday night. We'll be playing a Creative Mode session where we can converse and build with no restrictions.
As part of this Minecraft Night, I will be recording and taking pictures of everyone's creations during the event. Use your imagination to its fullest and create the structure of your wildest dreams. Please note spots are limited in the server so early attendance is encouraged.
Members who participate in this event are encouraged as well to record, stream or upload clips to their "Xbox One Upload Studio" so you may share your own builds and funny moments with the rest of the community as well.
Time: June 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
The Angry Army on Xbox returns to Battlefield 1 this Friday night. We're kicking off our first BF1 event as part of our June Battlefield event series this coming Friday at 7:00pm EST with host RuneX.
Squad up with your fellow AJSA members as we move together into this latest entry in the Battlefield series. Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AScapeRunePlaya" 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.
Squad Leaders will be designated by the hosts to help run the event smoothly and to assist the host in accommodating all players. We'll be playing game modes like Conquest and Rush throughout the evening. Additionally thanks to the introduction of 'Premium Parties', we'll be able to take members into DLC servers even if they don't have Premium or any of the expansions.
To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Battlefield group, click here.
Time: June 9th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Gears of War 4 - Xbox One Event - Sat. June 10th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
Join us this Saturday night for a Gears of War 4 event. The 'Gears' of the Angry Army will squad up on June 10th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST.
We'll be engaging in regular multiplayer and private game matches. A squad can be set up for members as well who want to engage in Horde mode. Be advised that completion of Horde mode can take up to two hours. Early attendance is encouraged at the start of the event if you want to be placed within a squad immediately. Reach out to the host, WookieJedi, if you have any questions regarding this upcoming event.
Time: June 10th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
Hosts: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
Halo 5 - Xbox One Event - Sun. June 11th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
Squad up this Sunday night with the Xbox One Angry Army Spartan Company on Halo 5! Every Sunday in June, the Xbox One Division will be featuring a different Halo game every Sunday in an event form. Hop on in for a night of good gaming, fun, laughs and adventures as we play a variety of custom game modes/maps and online multiplayer.
As before we will use the Forge system that includes a directory/search feature for custom games. It'll allow us an endless supply of player created maps for us to play in! If you have any cool custom game maps or modes to share during the Anniversary event, please contact Game Officer Awakeningrager1 on Xbox Live or at his forum handle at Blurmania 53.
Time: June 11th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
Host: Blurmania 53 [Gamertag: Awakeningrager1]
Stay Connected With the Xbox One AJSA Community
Sign Up To Receive Event Notifications On Your Xbox - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37805-ajsa-xbox-one-message-system-sign-up-to-receive-event-notifications/
Xbox Section of the Forum - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
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Edited by RuneX