• Friday, September 17, 2021

Fortnite - How to spoil the mole's sabotage attempt explained

Spoiling the mole's sabotage attempt is one of legendary quests for Week 14 in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.

To reach this challenge you must first collect instructions by talking to Slone using a payphone, warn any three characters of impending doom, place warning signs and shut down power for two radar dishes.

Completing this challenge will reward you with 30k XP, which will help you collect those last Battle Stars for the Season 7 Battle Pass and unlock the last legendary quest of the season - confront the mole.

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Fortnite Legendary Quests: This week's Quest steps and when the next Legendary Quest goes live explained

Fortnite's Legendary Quests are a timed-limited series of challenges.

During Chapter 2 Season 7, these come in and out of rotation on a weekly basis.

Completing these steps offers a good amount of XP - making them well worth the effort to complete before the next set arrives.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 start time and everything else we know about the new Fortnite Season

Fortnite Season 8 is on the horizon, so make sure you spend those last alien artefacts and Battle Stars on the Season 7 Battle Pass.

Throughout Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 we've witnessed the alien invasion on the island which will come to a close with the end of season event, Operation: Sky Fire.

While much of Season 8 currently remains a mystery, we can expect to see some map changes in the aftermath of this event, along with new skins and challenges.

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Apex Legends Evolution release time: Rampart's Heirloom set and everything else coming to the collection event

Apex Legends Evolution introduces itself as a new collection event, and it's right around the corner - including balance updates, event-limited cosmetics to earn and a Rampart makeover for Arenas mode.

Debuting in Season 10 Emergence, Evolution focuses around Rampart, who is one of the defensive legends in the roster. In addition, there are cosmetics to earn for an array of characters.

This page outlines the Apex Legends Evolution release time and everything you have to look forward to during the collection event.

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Best PC controller 2021: the Digital Foundry buyer's guide to gamepads

While PC gamers generally opt for a mouse and keyboard, millions of us also pick up a controller from time to time - and for good reason. In open-world games like Horizon Zero Dawn, controllers can offer a more comfortable way to play for long periods, while in racing titles a gamepad can offer fine-grained analogue controls to steer around corners. If you fancy a little local co-op, plugging in a controller is a great way to do that too. But there are a ton of PC-compatible controllers on the market - which are actually worth buying?

The most obvious answer is that the best controller is the one you already have. This seems to be supported by stats released by Valve in 2018, which show the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4 controllers are the best represented amongst Steam users. However, are these gamepads necessarily the best options? In this article, we will answer that question by making our picks for the best PC gaming controllers on the market, including some you might not have considered.

As a little bonus, we're also recommending the best gamepads we've tested for iOS and Android.

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Best gaming headset 2021 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Switch

A good pair of headphones is key to victory in many games - particularly shooters like Valorant, Fortnite and CSGO - where hearing a single footstep from a wayward enemy could mean the difference between a delicious chicken dinner and an ignoble defeat. That's why we've gathered up our top recommendations for the best gaming headsets for the money on the market right now.

Whether you prefer the lower cost and audio fidelity of wired headphones or the convenience of wireless headsets, we've got you covered. We've also included recommendations for the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC, so no matter what system you game on, you'll be able to find at least a couple of top-tier gaming headsets to consider, each far better than your TV or monitor's built-in speakers. We'll also consider both open-back and closed-back headphones, as the former tend to offer a wider sound stage that's conducive to locating enemies, while the latter minimise sound leakage to ensure you don't bother your flatmates.

Before we get into the recommendations, it's worth mentioning what we'll be looking for when choosing the best gaming headsets. We want a comfortable pair of headphones you can wear for hours without discomfort, perfect for marathon gaming sessions. Sound quality is also key, so that you can hear each sound clearly and become totally immersed in the game. Naturally, you'll need to communicate with your friends or teammates too, so a built-in mic with good noise mitigation is also important. Finally, we also would like to see support for multiple systems, so that if you own a console and a PC, or multiple consoles, you can use the same headset on both.

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Fortnite new Victory Umbrella: The latest Victory Umbrella and others from previous Seasons listed

Fortnite Victory Umbrellas are unlockable gliders that show you've accomplished perhaps the most meaningful thing you can do in Fortnite - win a match.

Each season features its own new Victory Umbrella, and provided you win a match in Solos, Duos or Squads during that Season, it's yours to keep.

It's usual for not only the glider reward to be an Umbrella, but also themed around the season in question. For example in Chapter 1, Season 6's horror theme was a spider's web, while Season 7's snow map was a snowman.

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Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass skins, including Charlotte, Kor, Fabio Sparklemane, Torin and Carnage

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 is titled Cubed and is themed around one very special purple cube.

As usual, the Battle Pass skins are a combination of original designs and characters from across pop culture - allowing you to both embrace the weirdness of Fortnite design and occasionally play as Carnage.

This season you can collect the likes of the demon hunter Charlotte, IO agent Kor, unicorn man Fabio Sparklemane, Torin who has a connection to the Cube and Carnage from the Marvel universe.

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Fortnite new map changes and additions for Season 8 explained

Fortnite's map has, like always, been updated with a selection of new locations, landmarks and little changes with the release of Season 8 and the new Season 8 Battle Pass skins.

During Season 8, portals to an alternative dimension known as The Sideways have appeared throughout the Fortnite map. This includes new landmarks where you'll find a number of mysterious cubes and two anomalies which will change locations every match.

Just like in past Chapter 2 seasons, you need to visit all of these locations in person to reveal them on the map. Yet, if you want to know how the land now lies before you start a match, this map page will be quite useful.

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Fortnite - IO Heist questline: Where are IO guards explained

The IO Heist questline is one the first punchcard questlines released in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

During this questline, you'll assist Charlotte (not me, the Fortnite character) in robbing the remains of the IO bases on the Fortnite map. To achieve this, you need to know where the IO guards are, so you can take care of them…

Completing this challenge set will reward you with a total of 80k XP, which will help you earn some Battle Stars and earn those first Season 8 Battle Pass skins.

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FIFA 22 player ratings - the best players ranked by Overall

FIFA 22 player ratings are here, giving you a chance to check out the game's top players across its many leagues, clubs and positions.

The best FIFA players are announced gradually in the build up to the latest FIFA's launch every year - usually with around ten players at a time, but this year starting with the top 22, so we already know the very best players in the game right off the bat. Below we've gathered all the officially confirmed ratings so far, but with just the top 22 officially confirmed right now you can expect plenty more to be announced over the coming days!

The best way to use this guide, if you have something specific in mind, would be to Ctrl+F to find players of a certain position, rating, club or name. Here's a rundown of all the ratings announced so far.

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Fortnite - Colour Bottle locations: How to unlock Toona Fish and Rainbow Ink explained

Toona Fish is the customisable skin for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 Battle Pass.

To unlock the various styles for this special Fishsticks skin, you need to gather some Rainbow Ink and hunt down a selection of Colour Bottles on the Fortnite map.

Below you'll discover how to unlock the Toona Fish skin in Fortnite, along with all of the Colour Bottle locations currently available in Fortnite.

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Fortnite Character Collection locations - Who they are and where to find all 17 characters explained

The Character Collection tasks you with finding NPCs across the battle royale map, each corresponding to the theme and events of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

There is a total of 17 characters to find, most of them being present as Battle Pass skins as well.

You'll likely come across some of them in your travels, but others can be rather elusive, or present a particular condition attached. This guide will explain how to complete your Character Collection.

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Fortnite - Raptor locations: How to find and tame a dinosaur explained

Raptors are the first breed of dinosaurs to appear in Fortnite.

Originally appearing in Season 6, raptors have returned to the island in Season 8, which is very fitting as see The Sideways, an alternative dimension, slowly encroaching upon our reality. Like wolves, you can still tame one of the coolest dinosaurs to have existed to fight alongside you in Fortnite.

(Who am I kidding? All dinosaurs are cool!)

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Fortnite - Baba Yaga location and questline: Mending machine locations explained

The Baba Yaga questline is, like the IO Heist, one of the first punchcard questlines released in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

To begin this challenge set, you must first visit Baba Yaga's location and talk to her. You'll eventually find yourself tracking down a mending machine's location, so you can complete one of the quests.

Completing this quest punch card will reward you with a total of 80k XP, which will help you collect more Battle Stars for the Season 8 Battle Pass.

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Fortnite Punchcards: This week's character Punchcards and when the next questlines go live explained

Fortnite's Punchcards are a timed-limited series of challenges.

During Chapter 2 Season 8, these work differently than Season 7's Legendary Quests.

Completing these steps offers a good amount of XP - making them well worth the effort to complete before the next set arrives.

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Destiny 2 - Atlas Skew locations: Where to find Atlas Skews to complete Tracing the Stars quests explained

Destiny 2's Atlas Skews are part of the Tracing the Stars questline, where you'll be exploring the Dreaming City in search for them.

Debuting in Season of the Lost, this is one of the first quests you can activate and start progressing through during your visits to the Dreaming City. The main objective is to find five Atlas Skews around the map.

This also leads to a secondary quest that you must complete to finish Tracing the Stars. As a reward for your troubles, you'll usually obtain a new weapon as well as Parallax Trajectory.

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Destiny 2 Wayfinder's Voyage quest steps: How to complete the weekly seasonal quest

Destiny 2's Wayfinder's Voyage is a questline running throughout Season of the Lost.

Similar to Path of the Splicer during Season of the Splicer, this introduces a long-term plan to the season's new activities and features, with each week tasking you with using the Wayfinder's Compass, collecting Parallax Trajectory, and more.

From the first step onwards, this quest grants access to the Astral Alignment seasonal activity, as well as an entry to the Shattered Realm.

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Destiny 2 Ager's Scepter quest: How to complete A Hollow Coronation

Destiny 2's Ager's Scepter is an Exotic Trace Rifle introduced in September 2021 for Season of the Lost season pass holders.

To unlock the Exotic you must complete A Hollow Coronation, which involves finding Atlas Skews and playing rounds of the season's matchmade activity, Astral Alignment.

Once done, you have a new Stasis weapon added to your roster - one which has the unique ability to break down walls and help you find new secrets.

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Destiny 2 - Trivial Mystery locations: Where to find Trivial Mysteries to complete Ley Line challenges explained

Destiny 2's Trivial Mysteries are part of the Ley Line challenges, where you'll be exploring the Shattered Realm in search for them.

Debuting in Season of the Lost, and working similarly to Atlas Skews, this is one of the first challenges you can complete during week 1, which will remain available throughout the season.

While the first challenge only requires for you to gather three Trivial Mysteries alone, each one you find unlocks a secret triumph entry. Plus, knowing their locations may come in handy for the rest of the season, too, as more areas are unlocked with new mysteries to collect.

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Deathloop - Yerhva answers and location explained

The Yervha is a trivia machine you can find, and challenge, in Deathloop.

It will ask you a variety of question - covering topics from the history of Black Reef to facts about the AEON program and its creation - and, to ensure you succeed, it's a good idea to know the Yerhva's answers.

First, however, you need to know the location of the Yerhva in Deathloop or you won't be able to complete the quiz.

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Fortnite Sideways weapon locations: How to get and upgrade the Sideways Minigun and Sideways Rifle explained

Sideways weapons are the new weapon type introduced at the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

You can get and upgrade both the Sideways Minigun and Sideways Rifle by exploring the alternative dimension known as the Sideways.

Using one of these weapons will not only help you defeat your opponents, but gain XP for the Season 8 Battle Pass by completing a number of challenges for Torin's quest punchcard.

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Destiny 2 - Enigmatic Mystery locations: Where to find Enigmatic Mysteries explained

Destiny 2's Enigmatic Mysteries are location-based chests scattered around the Shattered Realm.

Debuting in Season of the Lost, and working similarly to Atlas Skews, they are part of a seasonal activity.

This page explains where to find Enigmatic Mysteries in the Shattered Realm to complete both seasonal challenges and secret triumphs for your collection.

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Destiny 2 - Ascendant Mystery locations: Where to find Ascendant Mysteries explained

Destiny 2's Ascendant Mysteries are location-based chests scattered around the Shattered Realm.

Seeing a debut during Season of the Lost, and working in a similar way to Atlas Skews, they are part of a seasonal activity.

This page explains where to find Ascendant Mysteries in the Shattered Realm to complete both seasonal challenges and secret triumphs for your collection.

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Destiny 2 Ascendant Anchor locations: Where to find Moon, Ruins of Wrath Ascendant Anchors

Destiny 2's Ascendant Anchors is a collectable introduced in Season of the Lost, running between August 2021 to February 2022.

These are purple objects which can appear in Patrol zones and the Shattered Realm, and are visible from afar thanks to a glowing purple light.

That said, some are easier to find than others - and with each one found, you earn a small amount of Parallax Trajectory.

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