Missions returning with latest Rock Band Rivals update!

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Rock Band Rivals just keeps getting bigger. In addition to the new Seasons changes coming in the latest patch, players with the Rivals expansion will also be treated to a beefed-up return of a much beloved feature from Rock Band 3: Missions!

From what we know so far, the new setup for Missions appears similar to Rock Band 3’s goals system with several notable changes. Challenges in the Missions system can be varied, with some of the supplied examples being “hit 250 notes in Overdrive in a single song” or “get three Unison Bonuses in 10 different songs.” According to the blog post, there will be generalized missions that may be completed in normal Quickplay (potentially even by accident, depending on your skill level), as well as crew-based missions and missions relating to specific songs or groups of songs. Harmonix has confirmed that Missions will change or be added from the server without the need for a future patch. This suggests that Missions will be a little more dynamic than before, with more missions coming in the future.

Unlike the previous game’s goals, Missions will reward players with all-new badges and points as opposed to locked Rock Shop items. These badges will be affixed to the user’s online profile, similar to how Crew badges already work in Rivals mode. A favorite badge can also be set to display with the player’s username while playing online- all for those sweet bragging rights!

For all the juicy details and some additional GIFs and screenshots about this new addition, head on over to the official Harmonix blog.

Are you excited about the return of Mission-based play? What types of missions are you wanting to play the most? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Rock Band 4 DLC for 5/11: MGMT & Tracy Bonham

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This week’s Rock Band 4 DLC features one of the songs from last week’s announcement, and a previously unannounced track from Tracy Bonham. Both will be available this Thursday for $1.99 each:

  • MGMT – “Kids”
  • Tracy Bonham – “Mother Mother”

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Some delisted DLC now available on PS4!

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The question was always “when” not “if” with regards to Rock Band 4 players having access to their delisted songs in the game. For the longest time the answer was that they’d be looked in to once SIEE had access to all their exports, and then a couple weeks ago that finally happened! Now, on the North American PlayStation store at least, a few of those delisted songs have returned and are available for download again to users that bought them previously!

They are as follows:

Delisted in the Rock Band 3 era:

  • Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminals
  • Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Tell Me Baby
  • Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch
  • System of a Down – B.Y.O.B.
  • System of a Down – Toxicity
  • T. Rex – Bang a Gong (cover)

Delisted in the Rock Band 4 era:

  • I’m With The Chili Peppers Pack
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Look Around
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Monarchy of Roses
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Parallel Universe
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue

No word on when more songs will be returning, or when they’ll come to Xbox One, but the ball is finally rolling on these, so it’s nice to know we’re one step closer to having our full libraries back in Rock Band 4!

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Two New Rock Band VR DLC Tracks Announced

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One last bit of Rock Band news tucked into today’s press release was two new songs coming soon to Rock Band VR. They will be available to purchase for $2.99 each from the Oculus Store. A release date was not specified.

  • Green Day – “Basket Case”
  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”

Additional Rock Band 4 DLC for May Revealed

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In addition to this week’s single, three more songs were revealed as coming to Rock Band 4 this month:

  • blink-182 – “Bored To Death”
  • The Isley Brothers – “Shout”
  • MGMT – “Kids”

The press release also includes the words ‘and more!’, so this is clearly not all that Harmonix has planned for the month of May. Stay tuned as we get more information.

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Rock Band 4 DLC for 5/4: Montell Jordan

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This week’s Rock Band 4 DLC features a popular 1995 single from Montell Jordan, which will be available Thursday, May 4 for the standard $1.99 price:

  • Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It”

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