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From our gun barrels directly into your ear holes, Ultimate Audio Bang is Rock Paper Shotgun’s fortnightly online shooter podcast. Listen for news and chat on Call Of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, PUBG and more!

From our gun barrels directly into your ear holes, Ultimate Audio Bang is Rock Paper Shotgun’s fortnightly online shooter podcast. Listen for news and chat on Call Of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, PUBG and more!

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United Kingdom

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From our gun barrels directly into your ear holes, Ultimate Audio Bang is Rock Paper Shotgun’s fortnightly online shooter podcast. Listen for news and chat on Call Of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, PUBG and more!

Language:

English


Episodes

A Festive Farewell

12/17/2021
This week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang is both festive, but tinged with sadness. It's Imogen's final run of the pod and I'm very sad about it. But we (I) gather ourselves and chat FPS news, like how PUBG is going free to play, Overwatch actually has something new, and lots of Halo Infinite stuff. We also get one final update on Imogen's Apex Legends rank. I'd love to say it's positive, but it's actually quite crushing. Merry Christmas. Of course, it wouldn't be our podcast with...

Duration:01:24:37

What Do We Make Of Halo Infinite's Multiplayer?

11/26/2021
This week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang is, once again, all about the big releases. Battlefield 2042's in a bit of state, so we talk about the many patches scheduled to fix it up. Halo Infinite's multiplayer surprise launched and Outriders DLC appears out of nowhere too. Imogen rounds off the news with her Apex Legends ranked update. Has she reached the platinum dream? Imogen also pointed out that we've been doing a weekly theme, that isn't really a theme. Instead it's more a point...

Duration:01:14:12

Do FPS Games Still Need A Campaign?

11/12/2021
This time, I've returned from a trip to Devon having spent too much time ignoring my friends and playing Hollow Knight instead. But what about FPSes? Well, I didn't play any of those. Thankfully Imogen has all of us covered on this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, with a news segment rammed with lots of exciting announcements. Namely, Apex Legends gets a new Legend and map, Halo Infinite sees a new trailer, and Call Of Duty's new anti-cheat Ricochet leaks early. I arrive at this...

Duration:01:00:04

Weird And Wonderful FPS Vocab

10/29/2021
This time, I've returned from a trip to Devon having spent too much time ignoring my friends and playing Hollow Knight instead. But what about FPSes? Well, I didn't play any of those. Thankfully Imogen has all of us covered on this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, with a news segment rammed with lots of exciting announcements. Namely, Apex Legends gets a new Legend and map, Halo Infinite sees a new trailer, and Call Of Duty's new anti-cheat Ricochet leaks early. For this week's...

Duration:01:02:40

All Things FPS Merch

10/15/2021
I've returned from my trip to the Lake District, with aching calves and a desire to talk about online shooters with Imogen. On this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, we don't chat sore muscles, instead, we focus on various Halloween events in games like Apex Legends and Rainbow Six: Siege, our thoughts on the Battlefield 2042 beta, Destiny 2 vaulting yet more stuff, and Call Of Duty: Vanguard finally introducing anti-cheat. The theme this week? Gaming merch and how we feel about it...

Duration:01:11:56

1v1 Me On Shooter Trivia

10/1/2021
This week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang is marked by competition. Imogen and I quiz each other on all things shooter trivia, and someone knows more than the other. Anyway, before that, there's plenty of news to catch up on. Call Of Duty: Vanguard has fixed a weird dognado glitch, time-loopy shooter Lemnis Gate is out, Halo: Infinite tech preview number two arrives very soon, and Overwatch 2 announces some reworks. Spoiler alert: Bastion now has a hat. Speaking of spoilers, I've...

Duration:01:16:52

Big Meaty Guns Slapping Meat

9/17/2021
Predictably, Imogen and I begin this week's episode of Ultimate Audio Bang by getting excited about Deathloop before realising that there's plenty of other newsy bits to cover. Listen to get our hot thoughts on the Call Of Duty: Vanguard reveal, Battlefield 2042's delay, the Overwatch League using an early build of Overwatch 2 in 2022, and plenty more shootery things. And for this week's theme, we consider the things that make up a good online shooter? Cue a solid chat about weighty guns...

Duration:01:21:53

Dungeons and Destiny

8/27/2021
On this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang podcast Imogen and I chat EA sharing Apex Legends' ping system with other companies, Call Of Duty: Vanguard things, and the fact Destiny 2 is adding a big lady. I for one am a fan of this big lady as her getup reminds me of a candelabra, which is nice. For our theme, we consider what FPS universes would make for a good Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Predictably we fall back on some old favourites, including Overwatch and Imogen's desire to...

Duration:00:58:06

Esports Olympics

8/13/2021
This week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang podcast kicks off with some chat about ice creams, which Imogen then sprinkles with some news shavings. We talk Apex Legends cross-progression, Titanfall hacking drama, and nice buffs. Also, Back 4 Blood is a bit good isn't it? PUBG has naked zombies, Splitgate is doing very well, and one Valorant Agent's feeling a bit stuck. And for our theme, we ask, "If the Olympics hosted an FPS tournament, what game would we like to see?". We both know...

Duration:01:04:13

Pursuing Our Destiny

7/30/2021
On this week's episode of Ultimate Audio Bang, Imogen shares some juicy news nuggets with us. Splitgate – a Halo meets Portal FPS – seems to have garnered some serious interest. Naturally, both haven't played it. Sounds cool, though. Elsewhere Halo Infinite's doing a thing this weekend, which they also aren't playing. To be fair, they're waiting for John Masterchief's invite. And just to round things off, Apex Legends has a new character, while PUBG might be going free-to-play. It's a...

Duration:00:56:52

Into The Depths Of Dark Lore

7/16/2021
On this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, the videogame drought continues, but Imogen managed to pluck some news from the parched earth with her special news detector. The first find - Warzone's huge mid-season update. It promises trucks, which is always a good thing in my books. There's also some chat over Apex Legends new Arena map which is messy, chaotic, goodness. Then we dive into our theme of the week, which has Imogen guide me through D A R K lore. Turns out Overwatch and...

Duration:01:06:46

Our Favourite Heroes In Shooters

7/2/2021
Now that we're over the E3 hump, Imogen and Ed thought they'd catch a break on this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang. But no, the online shooters simply do not stop reloading. PUBG dropped a new map on its test servers, Warzone fixed its murder door, and Valorant's new agent sounds very overpowered. And speaking of agents, our theme this week was, well, agents/heroes/operators/characters, or whatever else you'd call them in an online shooter. We both went down the Overwatch route...

Duration:01:08:15

Our Favourite Online Shooters of E3 2021

6/18/2021
On this episode of Ultimate Audio Bang, Imogen and I comb through the shrapnel left by the E3 explosion. There is lots! A charred Randy Pitchford, lots of games like Left 4 Dead, and shooters like Stalker 2, which we have no history with, but it sure look nice. We also talked a bit about pre-E3 stuff and some stuff not really related to E3, like Warzone Season 4 and Overwatch getting crossplay. But mainly, we chatted about the shooters that got us all hot and bothered at E3. Imogen liked...

Duration:01:00:36

A Ping Of Beauty

6/4/2021
Imogen and I recorded this episode of Ultimate Audio Bang last week, as I've been enjoying a few days off this week. We thought it would be a lighter episode, but in fact, we touched on many things in shooterland. Mainly, we focused on pinging, rounded up the news, and we talked about Imogen's knees. And if my voice sounds more sultry, frightened, and clear, it's because I'm finally using a proper microphone. So I hope you enjoy the HD remaster of Ed Thorn and don't picture me hunched...

Duration:00:56:31

The Warzone is Bigger Than We First Thought

5/21/2021
Warzone Audio Bang has been put to rest... but Ultimate Audio Bang is here to pick up the slack. In this first episode of Ultimate Audio Bang, we try to continue Warzone Audio Bang's legacy. I am channeling James' energy as the pod's new host, and I'm joined by the wonderful Imogen who has good chat and knows a lot about shooters. And that's what this podcast is all about: online shooters. We're still touching on Warzone, of course, but we're also scoping in on different games that...

Duration:00:59:23

Introducing Ultimate Audio Bang

5/7/2021
From our gun barrels directly into your ear holes, Ultimate Audio Bang is Rock Paper Shotgun’s fortnightly online shooter podcast. Listen for news and chat on Call Of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, PUBG and more! 🌐 Check out our lovely website: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com 🐦 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockpapershot / https://twitter.com/FromEdward / https://twitter.com/immybeck 💬 Join the RPS Discord: https://discord.gg/rockpapershotgun 🛒...

Duration:00:00:29

New Verdansk, New Thoughts

4/30/2021
In this week's episode of Warzone Audio Bang, we go nuclear. And by this, we mean that James and I discuss the aftermath of Verdansk's explosive transition into the 1980s, as opposed to, errr, starting a nuclear energy company. This of course means it's full of chatter. Inane chatter about what we make of Verdansk's new locations and it's new colour palette, as well as the meta shake-up of the century. What else? Oh yes, two new guns! One of which we've affectionately named the...

Duration:00:51:30

So Near, Yet So FFAR

4/16/2021
James and Ed are back to rattle your eardrums with their words on Warzone. The zombie outbreak has escalated a little, and some 'nerfs' have hit two rifles they despise. James also can't stop accidentally purchasing RC-XDs at the Buy Stations. There's also talk about what it feels like to be 27 years old and the unbelievable gift Ed received from his Warzone brethren. James talks about this 007 car chase sequence where a helicopter pursued him for ages, and Ed reckons it deserves a movie...

Duration:00:55:08

The Captain Price Is Right

4/2/2021
Ed and James have continued to pop into Verdansk for post-work shenanigans despite the wish for more wild events going down in our favourite danger zone. The zombies from last time have moved to the bank vault, because as we all know, the undead much prefer cash-in-hand for tax purposes. That’s not all, though! They've been playing extremely well in the game’s Resurgence mode, mostly because James can jump in and die immediately, before getting respawned for free. Ed’s 27th birthday is...

Duration:00:43:33

Zombie Here Now

3/19/2021
Verdansk is James and Ed's second home, a less-than-safe space to relax after work and pull some triggers. It's a place they deeply care about, and now it's filled with undead. Initially, they'd welcomed them in with open arms, but now the zombies are starting to bore them. And they share their desperation to see something, anything come of their presence in this episode of Warzone Audio Bang. Rest assured, this second episode isn't just one big whine, though. We take a brief look at what...

Duration:00:41:07