Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a fantastic weekend. In this article we are sharing with you our monthly activity outline and event schedule for the month of May 2018. The Xbox community is ready to play and move forward with several new projects and goals that we'll be striving to complete during this gaming month. We're also excited to re-introduce our 'Fight Night', 'Free to Play' and 'Throwback' series as we head into the Summer. Details provided below! Have a great week. Enjoy!
The following games were featured as Weekly Events/Game Nights on Xbox in April 2018:
- Battlefield 4
- COD: Black Ops III
- COD: World War II
- The Division
- Gears of War 4
- Halo: Reach
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Rainbow Six: Siege
- Sea of Thieves
- Titanfall 2
The following Xbox videos were produced for the AJSA Gaming Youtube Channel:
Thank you to all our amazing organizers and participants for making April as awesome as it was! We're building a great foundation for the Summer and beyond that will take us all the way until the end of the year. We're excited to share with you our plans for May and hope you can continue to join us on this gaming journey going forward. Thank you again and cya at the events.
May 2018 Outline
Below is our activity outline for the month of May 2018:
Week One - May 8th to May 12th
- Tues. May 8th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. May 9th - PUBG - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. May 10th - Battlefield 3 - 7:30pm EST [- Throwback Thursday -]
- Fri. May 11th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST [- Free to Play Friday -]
- Sat. May 12th - Sea of Thieves - 7:30pm EST
Week Two - May 15th to May 20th
- Tues. May 15th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. May 16th - Elite Dangerous - 7:00pm EST [Game Night]
- Thurs. May 17th - Halo 3 - 7:30pm EST [- Throwback Thursday -]
- Fri. May 18th - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - 7:30pm EST [- Free to Play Friday -]
- Sat. May 19th - Destiny 2 - 7:30pm EST
- Sun. May 20th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST [- Fight Night -]
Week Three - May 22nd to May 27th
- Tues. May 22nd - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Thurs. May 24th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST
- Fri. May 25th - Neverwinter - 7:30pm EST [- Free to Play Friday -]
- Sat. May 26th - ?????
- Sun. May 27th - Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - 7:00pm EST [- Fight Night -]
Week Four - May 29th to June 1st
- Tues. May 29th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST
- Weds. May 30th - Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - 7:00pm EST [- Fight Night -]
- Thurs. May 31st - Gears of War 3 - 7:30pm EST [- Throwback Thursday -]
- Fri. June 1st - Warframe - 7:30pm EST [- Free to Play Friday -]
Themed event series is a concept we're bringing back to the Xbox event schedule leading into the Summer. We experimented with these series back in 2017 throughout the year and after a short break are bringing it back to our rotation for May. These events are structured to what you'd normally expect from an Xbox event but as a bonus there is a special overall theme attached to it. It allows us to showcase even more games for us to play as a group. In summary:
- Every Thursday night (except for May 24th) we're featuring a different Xbox 360 game from the backward compatibility library each week.
- Every Friday night we're featuring a different free to play game (titles with Games with Gold included)
Every Sunday night we're featuring a different fighting game (except for Mother's Day on May 13th)
- A special fight night will be held on May 30th for Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection
Do you have an idea for a themed event series for June? Please contact me! I'm open to ideas and suggestions on how we can further expand this program on Xbox.
AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [May 8th to May 12th]
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. May 8th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
COD: World War II is returning this Tuesday night to kick off our Xbox event program for the month of May! Today is the last day of the 'Blitzkrieg' community activity. Season 3 Ranked Play, custom games, Ground War, new maps, and more still await us.
During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. If there is enough interest, we can set up groups for Zombies mode as well. We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time!
Interested in attending this event? Have any questions/concerns? Please reach out to our COD: World War II host/point of contact, StraightUpMelon, on the forums or on Xbox Live.
Time: May 8th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30pm GMT)
Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
Battlefield 3 - Xbox One Event - Thurs. May 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
- Throwback Thursday -
As part of our new 'Throwback Thursday' event series in May will be featuring a different Xbox 360 game part of 'Backward Compatibility' library every Thursday in an event form. This week, to start off the series, we are showcasing Battlefield 3.
The Angry Army Platoon is being sent back in time to face enemies of old and create gaming memories of new. This will be a great/fun opportunity for members to relive old memories or experience this game for the first time.
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: May 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Fortnite: Battle Royale - Xbox One Event - May 11th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
- Free to Play Friday -
Every Friday night in the month of May we are featuring a different free to play title in an event form. In this 'Free to Play Friday' event series we are featuring games that are either already free to play, games that are free with Games with Gold, or games that are holding free to play weekend sessions.
This week to kick off the series we're showcasing Fortnite: Battle Royale! A large content update was dropped a little under two weeks ago which introduced Season 4, bringing along a ton of changes to the map (in short....a massive comet crashed into the island!) and plenty of new challenges/characters/items were added to the Battle Tier rewards system.
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 butt, and last as long as we can in the battle royale.
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 Friday night and play for a few hours. If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please reach out to our hosts. Thank you!
Time: May 11th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
Sea of Thieves - Xbox One Event - Sat. May 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Ahoy, yer scurvy dogs! Set your sails, the pirates of the Angry Army are returning to Sea of Thieves this Saturday Night! Unleash your inner 'Angry' pirate, plot with your crew, and set course for hidden riches in this treacherous new world. As this game is cross-play enabled, PC and Xbox players can play with each other! Any PC members interested in playing? Please message me your Gamertag in advance or message me during the event for an invite!
Currently pirate crew sizes are limited to four players, so we will have multiple groups and parties up simultaneously during the event. Main focus of this event will be helping players rank up with their Guilds, earn gold, and complete various Voyages.
The main point of contact for the event will be Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya], so if you join late and need a crew to play with, please contact him and he'll get you connected with an AJSA party with an open spot.
Interested in learning more about Sea of Thieves? Will it be your first time playing? Check out this guide.
Cya on the waters this Saturday night!
Time: May 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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