‘Rock Band 4’ Rivals: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Rock Band 4 Rivals

Rock Band 4 has been given plenty of post-launch support in the form of several DLC tracks.

The flood of songs from different genres that have been added to the Rock Band 4 library have all been amazing, but something even bigger is coming this Fall. A major expansion is arriving soon and with it comes new playable modes and even more DLC songs. Welcome to Rock Band 4’s “Rivals” expansion, which will make everyone’s favorite music peripheral franchise even better than before. There’s a lot to break down with the Rivals DLC, which is why we’re taking it upon ourselves to explain all of it to you.

Here’s everything you need to know about Rock Band 4’s Rivals DLC.


1. The Biggest Add-On Coming with Rivals is Rockudrama

Rockudrama – Only in Rock Band Rivals!The first playable rock documentary, only in Rock Band Rivals! Pre-Order Now: http://rockband.com The Rock Band™ Rivals expansion brings brand new features to Rock Band 4: • Perform your way through an epic rock documentary about *your band* in the new campaign mode, Rockudrama. • Join Crews to prove your skill and crush your opponents through weekly online challenges in Rivals Mode. • Plus get a free backstage pass to months of additional game updates, including Synchronous Online Multiplayer with your friends this holiday. Pre-Order Rock Band Rivals and get 10 Free DLC Songs: • Bring Me The Horizon “Happy Song” • Capital Cities “Safe and Sound” • Eagle-Eye Cherry “Save Tonight” • The Neighbourhood “Sweater Weather” • Of Monsters And Men “Little Talks” • Pharrell Williams “Happy" • Semisonic “Closing Time” • Sia “Chandelier” • Skillet “Feel Invincible” • Weezer “King of the World” Rock Band 4 is the best party game on the planet, with an on-disc soundtrack of 60+ songs plus 1800+ downloadable songs available for purchase, you and your friends can perform all of your favorites for days and days on end. Visit http://rockband.com/ to learn more.2016-07-19T15:00:14.000Z

Remember VH1’s Behind the Music TV show? It focused on some of the biggest musical artists and delved into their greatest triumphs and disappointing downfalls. Rivals is set to bring on a new mode that’s reminiscent of that retro documentary series. This playable rock ‘n roll documentary mode has been dubbed as “Rockudrama,” which follows you and your touring band on a fictional show called “Beneath the Tuneage.”

A narrator will speak on the highs and lows of your journey to superstardom and feature live interviews by the people who’ve paid attention to your band’s exploits. Rockudrama Mode is set to add new venues to play in, new items for the Rock Shop and a variety of fresh gameplay challenges to complete. Check out the trailer above to get a visual preview of what else Rockudrama will entail.


2. A New Form of Asynchronous Multiplayer is Also on the Way

Rock Band Rivals – Rivals Mode Feature RevealedDo more than just rock the world… Join a Crew and emerge victorious over your rivals! This is Rivals Mode, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Pre-Order Rock Band Rivals at http://www.RockBand4.com! Rivals Mode is your first real taste at the competitive side of Rock Band – score chasers can gain ranks in the leaderboards, but what does it really mean to be on top? You’ll be creating a Crew with up to 10 of your closest bandmates and setting off to promote your team in a series of Weekly Challenges. Each week will bring forth a new challenge, ranging from prompts like, “All songs with ‘love’ in the title” to, “Tracks released in the ‘80s”. You can gain Experience Points for any tracks that fall into these themes as long as the challenge is active. There will also be three specific Spotlight Songs that are included in the Weekly Challenge theme. The highest aggregate score across all instruments for these three songs can earn your Crew major points. Find your place above the rest by earning Crew promotions each week, where you can then laugh at the Rivals Crews who have fallen below you. What’s the best way to succeed at Rivals Mode? The answer is simple: keep on playing Rock Band 4. Every score you contribute to your Crew is another step in the right direction. More information about Rivals Mode can be found on our blog: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rivals-mode-feature-details-rock-band-companion-app.2016-09-02T14:13:40.000Z

Along with Rockudrama, Rivals is also throwing in a new feature that focuses on asynchronous multiplayer. This new mode (“Crews”) allows you to group up with your best friends and put together a new band. This Crew has to constantly complete weekly online challenges in order to climb the leaderboards through your gameplay efforts. Playing in modes such as Quickplay and Rockudrama will help you contribute to your crew’s progress and help them ascend over rival crews. More updates are coming to Crews Mode this year (starting on October 18) and into 2017, which will only come to those who own the Rivals DLC expansion.


3. Pre-Ordering the Rivals Expansion Will Add 10 More Songs to Your Rock Band 4 Library

Bring Me The Horizon – Happy Song (Official Audio)aмo – тнe вrand new alвυм oυт now: http://bmthorizon.co/amo 'Happy Song' is taken from the album That’s The Spirit, out now. Available now in physical order from the Official Store http://smarturl.it/ThatsTheSpirit // iTunes http://smarturl.it/ThatsTheSpiritiT // Amazon http://smarturl.it/ThatsTheSpiritAmz // Spotify http://smarturl.it/HappySongSp Follow Bring Me The Horizon Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bmthofficial Twitter – https://twitter.com/bmthofficial Instagram – http://instagram.com/bmthofficial Spotify – http://smarturl.it/BMTH_Spotify Website – http://bmthofficial.com Sign up to the mailing list – http://smarturl.it/BMTH_Mailer LYRICS I’ve had enough There’s a voice in my head Says I’m better off dead But if I sing along A little fucking louder to a happy song I’ll be alright You want to give up Gave it all that you got And it still doesn’t cut But if you sing along A little fucking louder to a happy song You’ll be just fine cos’ Every now and again we get that feeling And the great big void inside us opens up And I really wish that you could help But my head is like a carousel & I’m going round in circles Going round in circles. We are possessed We’re all fucked in the head Alone & depressed But if we sing along A little fucking louder To a happy song Maybe we’ll forget cos' Every now and again we get that feeling And the great big void inside us opens up And I really wish that you could help But my head is like a carousel And I'm going round in circles Don’t wake us up We’d rather just keep dreaming Cos' the nightmares in our heads are bad enough And I really wish that you could help But my head is like a carousel & I’m going round in circles Going round in circles The world has coalesced Into one giant mess Of hate & unrest So let’s all sing along A little god damn louder To a happy song And pretend it’s all ok That’s the spirit. Music video by Bring Me The Horizon performing Happy Song. (C) 2015 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited http://vevo.ly/9Q0aRj2015-07-12T18:35:00.000Z

Rock Band 4 Rivals is dropping new songs onto your hard drive? Pretty much. And that shouldn’t come as a shock since this series is known for giving its fans plenty of new songs to master. If you decide to digitally pre-order Rivals or its separate physical bundles, you’ll automatically get access to 10 brand new tracks. If you’ve been chomping at the bit to finally sing or play Pharrell Williams “Happy” in the comfort of your living room, you’re now in luck. That song and several other quality selections can be found in the pre-order DLC tracks list posted below:

Bring Me The Horizon: “Happy Song”
Capital Cities: “Safe and Sound”
Eagle-Eye Cherry: “Save Tonight”
Pharrell Williams: “Happy”
The Neighbourhood: “Sweater Weather”
Of Monsters And Men: “Little Talks”
Semisonic: Closing Time”
Sia: “Chandelier”
Skillet: “Feel Invincible”
Weezer: “King of the World”
Maroon 5: “One More Night” (Amazon Pre-Order Exclusive)
Matchbox 20: “3AM” (Amazon Pre-Order Exclusive)



4. There’s a Few Cool DLC Bonuses That Comes With Digital Pre-Orders

Rock Band 4 Rivals

The songs we just mentioned aren’t the only bonus items that comes with digital pre-orders of Rivals. You’ll also get to rock out with some new items that’ll become a part of your Rock Shop: a cheeseburger T-shirt that your in-game avatar can wear, plus a brand spanking new Golden Sword Guitar. So all in all, your digital pre-order will gift you with 10 new tracks, a pretty slick piece of wearable gear and a new epic guitar to wield.

Buy an Xbox Digital Gift Card here so you can purchase the Rock Band 4 Rivals expansion through XBL.

Buy a PSN Digital Gift Card here so you can purchase the Rock Band 4 Rivals expansion on the PS4.


5. You Can Also Access the Rivals Expansion Through These Physical Bundles

Rock Band Rivals Jaguar

PDP, the video game accessory product company, is crafting some new physical gear for Rivals’ bundles. If you just want to bring home a new guitar, there’s a Rock Band Rivals Wireless Fender Jaguar Bundle available. This beautiful guitar comes adorned in blue and can easily be transported due to its ability to be folded after use. This guitar’s auto calibration is improved over previous Rock Band 4 guitars, plus it comes with five additional frets at the top of its neck and better precision/accuracy when you play at higher difficulty levels.

Buy the Rock Band Rivals Wireless Fender Jaguar Bundle for Xbox One here.

Buy the Rock Band Rivals Wireless Fender Jaguar Bundle for PS4 here.

Rock Band Rivals Band Kit

If you’re ready to get the guitar plus a brand new drum set, then the Rock Band Rivals Band Kit is your best option. This combo pack will grant you access to the Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller, a new drum set and a freshly minted metal kick pedal.

Buy the Rock Band Rivals Band Kit for Xbox One here.

Buy the Rock Band Rivals Band Kit for PS4 here.

Rock Band Rivals

Rock Band 4 Rivals can also be purchased from a number of different retailers. You can check out the buyer’s guide pic posted above to figure out which store has the bonus items you truly desire to own. You should expect to become a part of Rivals’ wealth of new content this October.

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