As Ubisoft’s Riders Republic has arrived on Google Stadia, November’s Pro games have debuted along with the reveal of World War Z: Aftermath coming later this year.
Stadia Changelog is a weekly series on 9to5Google where we round up some of the Stadia news that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to talk about. This includes a roundup of which new games were released on Stadia during the week, which games saw updates and patches, new games either confirmed or speculated for the platform, and more. Come back every Friday, and don’t forget to check out Bandwidth, our weekly look at the rest of the cloud gaming world, including GeForce Now, Luna, and more.
New Games on Stadia
Google Stadia added three games this week, the most notable being Ubisoft’s Riders Republic. The game starts at $59.99 and has additional bundles up to $119.99.
- Riders Republic
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
- PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night
Google has added 89 games to Stadia since the start of this year, with 10 weeks left to meet its promise of at least 100 titles added during the calendar year 2021.
Games coming to Stadia
Over the course of this week, a few games were confirmed to be coming to Stadia. That starts with the most notable upcoming Stadia addition, World War Z: Aftermath, which will arrive on the platform “this winter.” When World War Z arrives on Stadia, the game will be equipped with full cross-play support between Stadia, PC, and console versions of the game.
Google further announced that Fire Commander would be coming to Stadia next year.
Madden 22 adds Scouting
In its weekly blog post, Google confirmed that EA’s Madden NFL 22 is adding a new Scouting feature that will be available on the game’s Stadia port.
Madden 22 is at it again with a new scouting feature that lets you send scouts across the country to find the next NFL superstar! Use your scouting crew to send four area scouts and a national scout to seek the country’s best young football talents. You can put your area scouts in one of four regions, and adjust those assignments between the first week of preseason and Week 1 of the regular season.
Outriders finally gets patched
After 200+ days, Square Enix finally brought an update to Outriders on Stadia that brings it in line with other platforms. Cross-platform multiplayer won’t arrive until next month, though.
Dead by Daylight Halloween
An in-game event on Dead by Daylight is running around Halloween from October 21 through November 11. “Midnight Grove” brings a new survivor in Mikaela Reid along with new rewards, challenges, stories, and an overall “extra-eerie” atmosphere. There’s also a one-time login reward through November 4.
Players will notice new interactable jack-o’-lanterns around the map. Smash them to complete specific Event Tome challenges, earn Bloodpoints, and roll the dice for a small trick or treat each time in the form of a minor speed buff/debuff. Both survivors and killers can interact with these pumpkins. Be quick: up until November 4, we’re serving up a sinister one-time login reward of 666,666 Bloodpoints for anyone brave enough to step into the Entity’s Realm at any point during the Midnight Grove Event.
Stadia Enhanced v1.17.5
The popular Chrome extension Stadia Enhanced picked up a new update this week with a handful of bug fixes, including a focus on controller users.
This week’s biggest Stadia stories
- Google adding four Stadia Pro games for November 2021, including Saints Row IV
- Stadia’s free trials don’t require an account, will add more games soon
- Stadia moves to bi-weekly news cadence, adds exclusive features to Doom Eternal
- Outriders for Stadia finally gets updated to catch up w/ other platforms after over 200 days
- FIFA22 squads update for Stadia breaks player names on almost all teams
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