Fallout 76 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Fallout 76 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The Spooktacular List of Games with Halloween Events 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/dnx32/the-spooktacular-list-of-games-with-halloween-events-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/dnx32/the-spooktacular-list-of-games-with-halloween-events-2019 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:56:55 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

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Final Fantasy XIV: All Saints' Wake 2019

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All Saints' Wake returns for Final Fantasy XIV's Halloween 2019 event, and yes, the spoopy Moogle carriage is included.

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If you're looking for some Final Fantasy Halloween fun, head to Gridania Woods from October 17 to November 1 to check out the Continental Circus and its special Ahriman attraction, which is something you'll have to see to believe, or so they say.

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As always, there's a bevy of in-game items to earn during the event, but here are some of the highlights:

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    Circus Resonator mount - this unique voidsent was bred by the Continental Circus

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    Pumpkin Carriage - embrace the spirit of the season with this spooky - but regal - outdoor furnishing item

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    Fantastical All Saints’ Wake Advertisement - a notice that will be a welcome reminder about this year’s spooktacular event.

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If you didn't get around to last year's event, you'll get the chance to purchase some of the special themed items you missed out on.

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The full announcement is here.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2019

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Pokemon GO's 2019 Halloween event kicks off soon, on October 17 at 4pm EST/1pm PST and runs through November 1 at the same time.

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The first big feature of the event is adding Darkrai to five-star raid events, which you can find out more about here

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There's going to be more Shadow Pokemon at your local PokeStop. Specifically, you'll have a chance to see

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  • Weedle
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  • Kakuna
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  • Electabuzz
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  • Magmar
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  • Lapras
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  • Mareep
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  • Seedot
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  • Nuzleaf
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  • Sableye
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  • Cacnea
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If you're not quite sure what to do with these Shadow Pokemon once you catch them, check out our Shadow Pokemon and Purifying guide.

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Additionally, Yamask will make its debut, along with its shiny variant (if you're lucky), amidst a slew of other Ghost types that will be more common, like Gastly and Murkrow.

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Other Pokemon, including Cubone, Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur, might appear in raid battles donning special Halloween costumes.

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And on top of that, there's a range of Halloween-themed avatar items is coming to the Style Shop, including a Pikachu onesie, Litwick cap, and Mimikyu bag.

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You can see the full details here.

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Fallout '76 Mischief Night

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Fallout '76's Halloween event this year is Mischief Night, letting you take full advantage of the day to wreak utter havoc on Whitespring. Mischief Night kicks off at noon EST on October 26 and runs until the same time on November 5, and it begins "every hour, on the hour." It's a public event, which means free fast travel too.

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You'll start off at the Mischief Pyre near the Springhouse Gazebo, and after hearing about the rogue Eyebot JES-2R's dark plans, you're in for a quick tour of the resort area.

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From there, you can destroy property and vehicles, vandalize buildings, risk getting tricked at one of the treat bowls, and basically do whatever your little black heart desires — as long as the Whitespring Elite Security Force doesn't catch you.

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Complete JES-2R's missions to earn rewards, and wearing or crafting your own costume helps further your progress towards unlockables.

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Check out the full details here.

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For Honor's Otherworld 2019 Event

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For the past two years, Ubisoft's For Honor has hosted an event centering around the Otherworld concept, with plenty of spooky challenges, quests, special rewards, Halloween versions of familiar characters, and of course, loads of lootable gear.

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The event usually runs well beyond Halloween too. As yet, like with many others, there aren't any concrete details about For Honor's Halloween event, but we'll update as soon as we find out more.

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Hearthstone Hallow's End: Doom in the Tomb

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Blizzard finally lifted the lid on Hearthstone's Hallow's End 2019 event. This year's special Halloween event is Doom in the Tomb; it starts October 8 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT and runs for three weeks until October 30 at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT.

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As always, there'll be unique Tavern Brawls with rewards for completing missions under a certain time, plus trials in the Haunted Temple for both good and E.V.I.L. to overcome. Naturally, the Headless Horseman will be making his appearance as well.

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Some of the Tomb's treasures might seem familiar to longtime players as well, with classic cards like the Druid, Imp Gang Boss, and Imp Burglard making a return.

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There's a lot more involved, and you can read about it plus all the rewards on offer here.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Dark Arts Month

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While Harry Potter: Wizards Unite might not generate quite the same levels of interest as Niantic's other AR mobile game, it's still got plenty to offer for Dark Arts month.

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Fighting Forces Brilliant Event Part 1: October 8-14

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  • A new quest featuring the spine-chilling Brilliant Death Eater and an Azkaban Escapee
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October Community Day: October 19

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Fighting Forces Brilliant Event Part 2: October 22-28

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  • A new sinister quest featuring the Brilliant Sirius Black and a Dementor
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Exclusive Halloween Quest: October 31

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  • Get ready for an exciting and exclusive Dark Arts-themed Wizarding Challenge Fortress Chamber and quest with limited-time rewards.
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More details will be announced on the game's Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the month.

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Those are most of the games hosting Halloween events this year. Be sure to bookmark this article and check back throughout the month for updates and new games. 

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Killing Floor 2: Grim Treatments

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Tripwire Studios' Killing Floor 2 Halloween event is already underway, with the launch of Grim Treatments earlier this month.

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Grim Treatment is a free update that brings in a variety of Halloween Zeds, up to their ears (or whatevers) in blood and gore, a brand-new map in the form of Ashwood Asylum, special cosmetic items, and Nuked Objective Mode.

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Nuked has special quests and cutscenes, but the main objective centers around the attempt to rescue a small child in the aftermath of nuclear fallout, and of course, there are plenty of Zeds trying to stop you.

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League of Legends The Harrowing 2019

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The Harrowing is basically an institution in League of Legends. It's a yearly fright-fest that ties in with the game's lore, focusing on the Black Mist and, well, death. Because it's Halloween.

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The big draw in The Harrowing tends to be the special Champion skins on offer, plus various ranks of gear, and plenty of other additions to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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So far, there's absolutely nothing about this year's Harrowing, but since we're well into October now, that'll likely change soon.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Halloween Event

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There will, in fact, be a Star Wars Battlefront 2 Halloween event this year. Shared on EA Star Wars' official Twitter account, the event will begin on October 23 and end on October 31. 

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The event might not feature ghouls and ghosts, but it will allow players to earn 2X experience for the entire period. That includes all game modes. 

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The event will center around the Ewok hunt on Endor, which, unsurprisingly, will be at night. 

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It's worth mentioning that Battlefront 2 will have events the entire month of October, even though there is only one Halloween-themed event. 

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Dead by Daylight Withering Blight Event

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This year's Dead by Daylight Hallowed Blight event, called Withering Blight, was leaked during the Stranger Things event over the summer. That said, only the existence of the Halloween event was leaked. Since then, we've learned a little bit more. 

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The event will run from October 22 to November 1. Not only will it bring "spooky decorations" to the world of Dead by Daylight, but items from Halloweens past, including: 

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Per the game's official blog: 

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You can find these limited-time items scattered throughout newly generated Bloodwebs and in chests for the duration of the event. You will keep any leftover items and be able to use them year round, but be warned: Any unused Pustula Petals will stay in your inventory, but will not be useable after the event period. 

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Following feedback from the Hallowed Blight event last year, Pustula Petals will instead create a pair of event Hooks and Generators for each Offering used. Survivors who burn one of these Offerings will receive bonus Bloodpoints whenever an event Generator is powered, and Killers receive a bonus each time a Survivor is hooked on a special event Hook. If you don’t burn an Offering, you’ll still receive some bonus Bloodpoints, but not as many as those who do. 

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The event will also bring new challenges and rewards to Dead by Daylight. Putrid Serum will be a new currency for the event, which can be used to acquire cosmetics. Though there are a finite number of these items in the event, finding them all will net you "six hallowed cosmetics."

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Last year's event featured an adrenaline-filled rush to gather antitoxins to fend off an army of mutated creatures bent on destroying everything in sight, plus the slightly less tense inclusion of new items and gear.

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Rainbow Six Siege Halloween Event

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Last year, Ubisoft treated us to the Mad House Halloween event in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, and while the company's been silent so far about this year's Halloween event, a set of rather frightening looking skins was recently leaked.

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obutu3_ posted a video on YouTube showing off new skins for Doc, Ela, and Vigil, among others, all of which are pretty obviously meant for Halloween.

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If it's anything like last year, expect to see plenty of Halloween decorations around the Rainbow Six Siege world and, hopefully, see the previous year's skins available again as well.

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Call of Duty Halloween 2019

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Just like we can count on a new Call of Duty game every year, we can count on a Call of Duty Halloween event, too. Only — Activision hasn't announced one yet.

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Last year's was all about Black Ops, and the year before focused on Infinite Warfare. This year saw Call of Duty Mobile finally launch, so it's possible any new event could center around that since Modern Warfare won't release until October 25. Of course, we could also see something in Black Ops 4 ... 

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Either way, these usually involve the same thing: new skins, stickers, and gear, all won through reaching specific tier levels and completing certain missions.

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Stay tuned for more.

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Halloween Event

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Harry Potter and Halloween are perfect matches for each other, not least because something interesting — or deadly — always happens on Halloween.

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Hogwarts Mystery will be no different this year. The game's official Twitter account teased the game's Dark Arts Month earlier this month on Twitter.

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We know what's going on with Wizards Unite, but we're still in the dark about Hogwarts

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PUBG Mobile and The Walking Dead

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PUBG Mobile is getting its own Halloween crossover event with The Walking Dead in the form of daily boardgame missions.

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Players can log in every day to complete special The Walking Dead-themed missions to unlock a special version of Daryl Dixon's motorcycle, plus enter for a chance to win a new iPhone 11.

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More details about the events and giveaways are going to be shared on Twitter through the month.

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PUBG Halloween 2019

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a special set of Halloween skins this year. They're pretty much what you'd expect from Halloween costumes, too, ranging from The Wizard of Oz-themed Kansas and Scarecrow sets to pirate gear, and more, though the, er, happy Lion costume has received some changes since it first launched.

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These costumes will all be sold individually and can be bought as sets for a discount.

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Crash Team Racing Halloween Grand Prix

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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled has made a name for itself by offering regular Grand Prix events, and it's a theme Beenox is continuing with a special Halloween-themed event: the Nitro-Fueld Spooky Grand Prix.

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Top on the list is the return of Nina Cortex as a new playable character, complete with new karts and a brand-new track. There'll be missions and challenges to complete, tiered rewards to earn, skins, items, and lots more.

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The Spooky Grand Prix kicked off on October 4 and runs through November 3, and you can find out all the specifics here.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2019

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Pokemon GO's Halloween events are renowned for offering plenty of incentive to play during the spookiest time of the year, usually with lots of Candy rewards.

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We've seen Gen V finally roll out in Pokemon GO this year, a generation with its fair share of unique Ghost types, but as yet, Niantic hasn't mentioned what we can expect from Halloween this year.

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That's not completely surprising, though. Pokemon GO's Halloween event doesn't usually take place until later in October, so there's still some time left.

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MapleStory Hallowkitty Event

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MapleStory's usual Hallowkitty event is back in full force this year as part of the Fabled Melody content update, but it won't start until October 23 at 7 p.m. EST.

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It's a big event, too. There's a disco-themed set of Halloween items to purchase:

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  • Hallows Disco Chair: Vampire: 150 Million Mesos. Untradeable.
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And there are plenty of disco activities, too, with stat growth rewards for hanging out and greeting friends, plus costumes you can earn.

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Finally, there is a Halloween-themed monster hunt event, complete with daily missions and plenty of rewards. You can check out the full details here.

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Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost Halloween 2019

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Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost will begin on October 29 and run through November 19. Though it begins just two days before Halloween, Halloween events are something of a tradition for the shooter, and now that the base game has gone free-to-play, it's sure to be bigger than ever.

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Last year's Festival of the Lost went beyond the usual new skins and loot by adding brand-new content as well, part of which included an in-game murder mystery. As of now, we don't know much about the even outside of its start and end dates. 

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Whatever Bungie does for Destiny 2's Halloween event this year, we'll let you know once we find out.

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2019

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Now that it's actually begun, Blizzard released details about this year's Overwatch Halloween event. Dr Junkenstein makes his return, changing all the heroes into spooky Halloween versions of their usual selves and bringing along new weekly challenges as well as the usual Junkenstein's Revenge seasonal brawl.

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Here are the full details:

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  • Weekly Challenges are back for Halloween Terror, allowing you to unlock limited-time rewards by winning nine games.
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Rocket League Haunted Hallows

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Psyonix has revealed new information regarding Rocket League's Halloween 2019 event. This year, things get a little peculiar with the game's Stranger Things crossover during the Haunted Hallows event. 

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The Farmstead map gets transformed into the Upside-Down, reminiscent of the opening portions from Stranger Things Season 2. The map is now steeped in red with the Mind Flayer lurking in the background. 

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The event runs from October 14 to November 11. During that time, players can earn unique toppers, banners, titles, decals, avatar borders and more. These fiendish flourishes will be available for a certain number of Candy Corn, which players can earn by playing matches. 

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There are even golden pumpkins that hold special surprises. 

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Apex Legends Fight or Fright

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Respawn Entertainment will be adding a bevy of Halloween goodies and tweaks to Apex Legends with the first ever Fight or Fright event, starting October 15 and running through until November 5.

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Fight or Fright introduces new cosmetic items for weapons and Legends, some of which can be obtained through completing special, limited-time challenge missions.

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King's Canyon is getting a spooky, night-themed makeover, but it's the new mode Shadowfall that brings the biggest change.

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Legends who fall in battle will be reborn as zombies and receive new abilities, like a vicious melee attack and, in true Titanfall fashion, the ability to run up walls.

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Once the field only has 10 living Legends left, the game changes to an escape mode. It's a race for the 10 Legends to make it to the evacuation ship while the undead zombie Legends do all they can to stop the evacuation from happening.

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You can head over here to check out the full details and get a glimpse at some of the skins.

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Fortnite Halloween 2019

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Epic Games hasn't yet announced any Halloween events for Fortnite, but fans are expecting something soon. Expectations were heightened when Twitter user HYPEX posted information gleaned from datamining, reportedly showing at least part of the Halloween skins that might be added to Fortnite sometime this month. 

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HYPEX is a well-known dataminer in the Fortnite community, but as always, it's just a rumor until Epic confirms the information.

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Bloodborne: The Official Return to Yharnam

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The event started on October 5 at midnight and runs all the way through November 5. This is still very much an event in the making, so it's bound to change as more rules develop.

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This is Halloween — well, almost.

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This is early October, which means it's time to get ready for all your favorite games to kick off their spooktacular Halloween events.

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We've gathered together a sampling of some of the biggest Halloween events set to start sometime this month. While not every game has begun its festive happenings yet, we will continue updating this piece all month, so check back regularly for more information as it pops up.

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Fallout 76 Guide: Serum Recipes and How to Get Them https://www.gameskinny.com/ltk4v/fallout-76-guide-serum-recipes-and-how-to-get-them https://www.gameskinny.com/ltk4v/fallout-76-guide-serum-recipes-and-how-to-get-them Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:04:44 -0400 Ty Arthur

The infamous mutations in Fallout 76 are essentially traits gained through rads rather than leveling, and they can be a fun way to change up your playstyle, intentionally via serums or otherwise.

There's an important secondary reason to gain mutations besides the direct benefits they offer, though: when you have a mutation, any weapon with the Mutant's legendary effect will deal more damage.

Gaining mutations by purposefully exposing yourself to high levels of radiation isn't the smartest idea, but there is a way to earn them without walking into an irradiated area unprotected. If you've got plenty of caps to spare, which thankfully, the cap maximum was just raised in a recent patch to make this more palatable. 

Where To Buy Fallout 76 Serums And Recipes

 Finding the Whitespring Bunker

Any player can buy various randomized serums for 5,000 caps, although this price can be reduced with high charisma and perks that reduce trading prices).

To buy a serum and gain a mutation without radiation poisoning, head to the Whitespring Bunker underneath the Whitespring Resort in the Appalachia region. You want to access the MODUS science terminal vendor in the science wing.

That's the one surefire place to find them at all times. But, of course, other players may also be selling them at whatever price they want to set.

While its pricey, buying two of the same serum is often worth the investment, as using a second instance of the same serum suppresses the mutation's negative effect.

For instance, if you take a serum to gain the Egg Head mutation twice in a row, you get the bonus to Intelligence but don't take the hit to Strength and Endurance like normal.

Obviously, buying serums at that price isn't particularly cost effective, especially since they are completely randomized and you never know what you will get at the science vendor. 

Instead, you can buy recipes for 20,000 caps at the same location after joining the Enclave.

Fallout 76 Serum Recipes

Unfortunately, the available stock of recipes for sale is also random (and sometimes won't appear at all, so keep coming back), but once you've got a particular serum's recipe, you can make that serum anytime you want.

Recipes could previously drop randomly from Scorchbeast Queens, but that has since been patched out, so at this point, you can only buy them.

After buying a recipe from the science terminal, all serum recipes are made at a Chemistry crafting station using the ingredients listed below.

Serum Recipe Ingredients Effect 1 Effect 2
Adrenal Reaction  Antiseptic(5)
Plastic (5)
Pure cobalt flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
 +Weapon DMG at low HP   Max HP -50
Bird Bones  Acid (7)
Crystal (5)
Pure violet flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
AG +4, Fall from heights more gradual   STR -4
Carnivore  Bone (5)
Fertilizer (5)
Pure fluorescent flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
No disease from Meat and 2x bonus to Food from eating meat products Eating fruits and vegetables does not satisfy hunger
 Chameleon Fiber optics(5)
Nuclear material (4)
Pure violet flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Invisibility Must be unarmored, stationary, and not attacking
 Eagle Eyes Antiseptic(5)
Fiberglass(3)
Pure crimson flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Critical Damage +25%
PER +4
STR -4
 Egg Head Ceramic (9)
Nuclear material (4)
Pure crimson flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
 INT +6 STR -3, END -3
Electrically Charged  Copper (5)
Oil (5)
Pure yellowcake flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Chance to shock melee attackers Small amount of damage done to player
 Empath Acid (7)
Plastic (5)
Pure cobalt flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Teammates take 25% less damage Player takes 33% more damage 
Grounded  Acid (7)
Black titanium (4)
Pure yellowcake flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Energy Resistance +100 Energy Damage -50%
Healing Factor  Acid (7)
Plastic (5)
Pure cobalt flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Health Regeneration while not in combat +300% Chem Effects -55%
 Herbivore Bone (5)
Fertilizer (5)
Pure fluorescent flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Vegetables provide x2 benefit and no disease Eating meat doesn't satisfy hunger
 Herd Mentality Bone (5)
Oil (5)
Pure cobalt flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
All SPECIAL stats +2 when grouped All SPECIAL stats -2 when solo
 Marsupial Fiberglass(3)
Oil (5)
Pure crimson flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Carry weight +20, +jump height INT -4
 Plague Walker Lead (9)
Oil (5)
Pure violet flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Poison aura scaling with your diseases Gain diseases
 Scaly Skin Coal (3)
Oil (4)
Pure crimson flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Damage and Energy Resistance +50 AP -50
 Speed Demon Antiseptic(5)
Gold (4)
Pure yellowcake flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Movement speed +20%, faster reload +20% +50% drain on hunger and thirst while moving
 Talons Acid (7)
Bone (5)
Pure fluorescent flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Punching attacks do 25% more damage + bleed damage AGI -4
 Twisted Muscles Antiseptic(5)
Bone (5)
Pure fluorescent flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Melee damage +25%, better chance to cripple limbs Gun accuracy -50%
 Unstable Isotope Lead (9)
Nuclear material (4)
Pure violet flux (1)
Ultracite (1)
Chance to release a radiation blast when struck in melee Minor damage to player during the radiation blast

 

Want to keep mutations without spending all those caps on serums and recipes? Take the second level of the Starched Genes perk, which makes your current mutations permanent by preventing them from being cured when you lose radiation by taking Rad-Away. It has the side effect of not letting you gain any new mutations while equipped, however.

Ready for more post-apocalyptic mayhem with your friends in Fallout 76? Check out our other guides below:

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Fallout 76 Vault 94 Guide: Vault 94 Location and Best Build for the Raid https://www.gameskinny.com/89v1o/fallout-76-vault-94-guide-vault-94-location-and-best-build-for-the-raid https://www.gameskinny.com/89v1o/fallout-76-vault-94-guide-vault-94-location-and-best-build-for-the-raid Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:51:34 -0400 Sergey_3847

Bethesda has just added a brand-new raid to Fallout 76, which takes place inside Vault 94. 

The raid is designed for four players, but you can finish it in solo mode as well. Each week, players will be able to complete new tasks for various rewards. The quality of the rewards will depend on the player's difficulty settings: the best rewards will, of course, be on Expert difficulty. 

In any case, if you want to dive right into the Vault 94 raid, then follow our guide below for the exact location of the vault, and what kind of character build fits this event the best.

Vault 94 Location

Vault 94 location on Fallout 76 map.

Vault 94 is located in the northeastern part of the map, in the Mire region of Appalachia. Walk to the south of Red Rocket Mega Stop and you will end up at the foot of the mountain.

There is a rusty stair leading up to the vault's entrance, which is entirely covered with flora. The place looks completely abandoned, but you can activate the console in front of the door, and it will open up and let you explore inside.

Best Build for Vault 94 Raid

Since Vault 94 is located in the Mire, there is going to be a lot of Mire insectoids roaming about. They can be hard to deal with if you don't know how. That is why your build should be constructed around Mire resistances.

Best Perk: Exterminator

Exterminator perk card.

This perk allows you to ignore 25% of the armor on any insect, which can be stacked to a total of 75%. With this perk, you will be able to quickly kill Mire monsters.

This perk is the most help on Expert difficulty, which guarantees some really top-tier rewards for completing this event.

Best Armor: Exterminator's and Medic's

If you decide to go solo in Vault 94, then it would be most efficient to get the Exterminator's armor set for its increased defense against Mirelurks.

But if you go in with a group, then the Medic's armor is the best. You will be able to effectively heal your group and yourself, which is crucial at higher difficulties.

Best Weapon: Anti-Armor Rifle

In general, anti-armor weapons always deal more damage than traditional-ammo guns, since they are designed to deal with more resistant enemies.

Craft anti-armor rounds and, if you can, anti-armor explosives. 

Other Notable Perks

Perception perks are essential for this type of build, and in addition to Exterminator, you really want a whole set of Commando, Expert Commando, and Master Commando perks, especially if you're running an anti-armor rifle. Otherwise, fit your perks to your weapon of choice.

If you're running the Exterminator's armor, then opt for Lone Wanderer as your main Charisma perk, which increases damage resistance. If you choose Medic's armor, then go for Field Surgeon, which will increase the healing power of your stimpaks.

The best universal Agility perk is Born Survivor, which basically heals you automatically if you're in the middle of the battle and there is no time to heal manually.

Lastly, for Luck choose Critical Savvy, which increases critical hit chance, as well as Serendipity, which decreases damage by 45% percent when maxed out.

All in all, this build should help you get through the raid almost unharmed.

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Fallout 76 Launches Vault Raid For High-Level Players https://www.gameskinny.com/7qxc2/fallout-76-launches-vault-raid-for-high-level-players https://www.gameskinny.com/7qxc2/fallout-76-launches-vault-raid-for-high-level-players Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:37:47 -0400 Ty Arthur

Time to free up 7GB on your console or 2GB on your PC. Fallout 76 patch 1.2.2.9 is here, and it's bringing some much-needed tweaks to the base game as well as the game's brand-new vault raid.

First and foremost, the caps maximum has finally been increased to 30,000 with this patch, which is a change players have been begging for since launch.

Next up, the Vault 94 raid is available right now on PC, but expected to come to console versions in the next few days after testing is completed.

Level 50+ players in groups of four can tackle the three vault raid missions by listening to the Vault 94 Emergency Broadcast radio station. Each of the missions will last a week and then repeat every three weeks. In case you miss them, they follow this pattern:

  • Dead in the Water: open now
  • Meltdown: opens August 27
  • Washout: opens September 3

The vault raid introduces a new item type vault 94 steel which can be utilized to craft unique vault armor sets at an armor workbench. Aside from the cap increase and vault raid missions, this patch also includes:

  • New display cases to show off your collection at C.A.M.P.
  • Increased button press time for furniture, instruments, and drinking from open water sources (to cull down on accidental interactions)
  • Addition of Overseer cards in Nuclear Winter, which let players exchange duplicate perks for new ones players haven't unlocked yet

Wondering what else has changed in the Nuclear Winter balance tweaks this week? You can read the full patch notes over here.

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: Nintendo Switch Lite, Stranger Things 3, Cyberpunk 2077, More https://www.gameskinny.com/wr8eb/gameskinny-weekend-download-nintendo-switch-lite-stranger-things-3-cyberpunk-2077-more https://www.gameskinny.com/wr8eb/gameskinny-weekend-download-nintendo-switch-lite-stranger-things-3-cyberpunk-2077-more Sat, 13 Jul 2019 09:36:52 -0400 GS_Staff

This week, Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo Switch Lite, and we looked at which games don't support handheld mode, since you can't play every game on the Switch Lite. 

We also looked at how Nintendo is preparing for the cloud gaming future, why FIFA has gotten lazy with women's soccer, and which games you should play before Cyberpunk 2077 releases next year. 

We finally got a look at Shenmue 3's forklift gameplay (yes!), we reviewed a handful; of amazing games, including Blazing Chrome, Sea of Solitude, Stranger Things 3: The Game, and Dragon Quest Builders 2, and we wrote a few guides for some of the most popular recent releases. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna do? Play video games? 

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Reviews

Culture

Guides

Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. Be sure to check previous weeks for more content: 

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Fallout 76 to See Big Changes With Delayed Patch 11 https://www.gameskinny.com/fk1gc/fallout-76-to-see-big-changes-with-delayed-patch-11 https://www.gameskinny.com/fk1gc/fallout-76-to-see-big-changes-with-delayed-patch-11 Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:52:07 -0400 Ty Arthur

The upcoming Patch 11 for Fallout 76 will see a slight delay from the originally announced launch window. It is now due to drop in mid-July, which means players can likely expect to download the new update by July 19.  

The online RPG has already seen some major overhauls in recent weeks, with the addition of a Battle Royale mode called Nuclear Winter and a huge combat update.

That's just the start of what's in store, as, of course, human NPCs with dialog trees are still in the works, while a number of quality of life tweaks are coming with Patch 11.

While waiting on the next patch to officially arrive, Bethesda issued this statement about what changes are in store:

Lots of new Dwellers have been leaving Vault 76 for the first time over the past few weeks and, in Patch 11, we’re looking to make a few adjustments to help new and low-level characters have more gradual introductions to some of the game’s mechanics and challenges. For example, characters under level 25 will pay fewer caps when fast traveling, those under level 15 will have higher disease resistance, and we’re replacing a number of early-game Challenge rewards with items and other supplies that will give these Dwellers a better chance at survival.

We’re also looking to reduce creature difficulty in a few sub-regions within the Ash Heap, the Savage Divide, and Toxic Valley so that Dwellers who are stepping out of the Forest for the first time have fewer encounters with higher-level enemies. We’ll have more details to share in the full patch notes, but these are a few of the larger changes we’re planning to make to help new characters better adapt to life in the Wasteland.

That's not the only major shakeup to the gameplay in store with the update, however.

Aside from those new player friendly updates, here's an overview of the major changes coming to Fallout 76 with Patch 11 later this month:

  • Raw food items and fluxes will last 50% longer before spoiling, and food and drink won't lower in condition while fast traveling
  • Legendary items will display all their current attributes with better descriptions
  • Power armor overhaul including option to toggle power armor HUD and ability to activate Stealth Boy while in power armor
  • Bulk junk items in your inventory will be safe from the “Scrap All Junk” option
  • You’ll once again be able to add your favorite alcohols to your Punch Bowl

Full patch notes are expected to arrive in the coming weeks as we get close to the official launch of Fallout 76's Patch 11.

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: E3 Previews + Roundups, Bloodstained, Harry Potter, More https://www.gameskinny.com/kc0dx/gameskinny-weekend-download-e3-previews-roundups-bloodstained-harry-potter-more https://www.gameskinny.com/kc0dx/gameskinny-weekend-download-e3-previews-roundups-bloodstained-harry-potter-more Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:00:01 -0400 GS_Staff

This week, we've got a ton of E3 coverage, ranging from hands-on previews of games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, to roundups of every conference just in case you missed something. 

We've also got news on Gears 5 and FFVII Remake, as well as tons of guides on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Hell Let Loose

Finally, we've got a handful of reviews for some of the latest games and gear. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 

News

  • Tetsuya Nomura Says FFVII Includes Modernized Honeybee Inn and Tifa
    Square Enix has an ethics department, Cloud will cross dress, and your dialogue choices matter. Nomura discusses these things and more in a new interview. Read more

  • The Art of Amy Brown Set to Enchant the Tabletop World With Fickle
    Compete for fairy favor and be crowned ruler in Fickle, the tabletop game featuring the art of Amy Brown. Read more

  • Dr. Mario World Pre-Registration Open Now for iOS and Android
    The mobile Dr. Mario game gets a new trailer as well, showing off its many features and, of course, its microtransactions. Read more

  • Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Beta Soon, Here Are the Dates
    The Monster Hunter: World Iceborne beta will be running before the end of June. Read more

  • Grim Dawn Getting Epic Fantasy Makeover With Loyalist Pack DLC, New Patch
    A full retinue of vanity items and spell effects is coming to the popular ARPG. Read more

  • New Retro Console Evercade Goes Old School with Cartridge Compilations
    The Evercade looks to fill the retro handheld console niche with unique cartridge compilations and the promise of more games to come. Read more

  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Making Its Way to PS4, Switch, and PC
    NISA is bringing the niche survival series back to the West, with plenty of branching story paths and natural disasters to test your mettle. Read more.

  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Out Now, But Leaves Some Players in the Lurch
    Wizards Unite includes more content than Pokemon GO did at launch, but not all players get to enjoy it. Read more

  • EA Defends Lootboxes As "Quite Ethical" In Statements to U.K. Parliament
    Kerry Hopkins, vice president of legal and government affairs at EA compared said lootboxes are nothing more than "surprise mechanics." Read more

  • Gears 5 Drops Gear Packs, Season Pass But Adds Pay-to-Win Feature
    Gears 5 is dropping all random paid elements in favor of greater transparency, but seems to be slipping in a pay-to-win mechanic to make up for it. Read more

Reviews

  • Cadence of Hyrule Review — Rhythm and Roguelike Combine in a Title That Hy-Rules
    Cadence of Hyrule is a fresh approach to the classic 2D Legend titles that looks and sounds amazing, but it doesn't last long. Read more

  • Dragon Star Varnir Review: Dark Magic
    Dragon Star Varnir could use some polishing in a few areas, but the combat, setting, and story make for a dark and compelling RPG nonetheless. Read more

  • HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Review: A Solid Wireless Offering
    The Cloud Stinger Wireless might be twice as much as the wired model, but it's one of the best wireless gaming headsets under $100. Read more

  • GameSir GM300 Mouse Review: Surprisingly Good & Customizable
    The GM300 is a customizable ambidextrous mouse that might be budget, but it sure as hell isn't cheap. Read more

  • Hell Let Loose Early Access Impressions
    If you're tired of the same old shooters that have no connection to reality, then Hell Let Loose will satisfy your need for complex and accurate war simulators. Read more

  • My Friend Pedro Switch Review — Action-packed, Bananas, but Cumbersome
    My Friend Pedro is a wild ride full of high-octane action, but the game's balletic bullet catharsis is marred by the cumbersome controls and lack of clear direction. Read more

  • Hands-On with the Children of Morta Demo: Compelling High-Fantasy
    Dead Mage Studios' Children of Morta demo shows off a polished early build of the action RPG that leaves me looking forward to the final product later this year. Read more.
     
  • Judgment Review: Ace Attorney
    Though there are some hiccups along the way, Judgment proves without a doubt that Ryu Ga Gotoku studio doesn't need Kazuma Kiryu to sell a great game. Read more

Culture

  • Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019
    E3 2019 brought a ton of new games to our lives, and many of them came with release date announcements, too. Here is every date you need to mark on your calendar. Read more

  • The Outer Worlds E3 2019 Preview: Strange Worlds in Strange Times
    Live E3 gameplay from Obsidian's upcoming quirky sci-fi RPG, The Outer Worlds, showed us what we can expect from the Fallout developer. Read more

  • Contra: Rogue Corps E3 2019 Preview — An Altered Take on the Contra Experience
    Konami's newest entry in the shoot em' up series captures the Contra spirit even if some aren't yet convinced. Read more

  • Luigi's Mansion 3 E3 Preview: Boo, Goo, and Improved
    The third installment of the spooktacular spin-off series looks to conjure the most fun yet. Read more

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 E3 2019 Preview
    Our E3 impressions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games left us wanting more challenging gameplay. Read more

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order E3 2019 Preview
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance: The Black Order is a chaotic romp that might be hard for newcomers to get into. Read more

  • Pokemon Sword & Shield E3 2019 Preview: The Biggest Gym Battles Ever Deserve Bigger Features
    Our demo with the upcoming eighth generation of the main Pokemon series had us wanting more. Read more

  • The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening E3 2019 Preview: Gameplay You Remember, New Visuals You Already Love
    At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with the remake of the beloved Game Boy classic. Read more

  • Eldest Souls E3 2019 Preview: Praise the Boss Rush
    Fallen Flag Studios' upcoming boss-centric adventure, Eldest Souls, shone brightly at E3 2019. Read more

  • Doom Eternal E3 2019 Preview: Better And Bloodier Than Ever
    We played Doom Eternal at the Bethesda booth this year at E3 2019 and came away excited to spill more demon blood than ever before. Read more

  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 2019 Preview — Co-Op Nazi Killing
    We played a co-op demo for Wolfenstein: Youngblood at E3 2019 and came away impressed with the speed of its cooperative gameplay. Read more

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Interview with Producer Charles Murakami
    At E3 2019, we got to talk to the producer of the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! game. Read more

  • New Horizons is The Best — and Only — Direction for Animal Crossing
    With its exotic new setting and deeper customization, Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks to be the big step forward the series needs to remain relevant. Read more

  • All Aboard the Death Boat in Phantom: Covert Ops, a Stealth-Action Kayaking Game in VR
    Some people aren't quite ready for the Cold War to be over yet. Convince them otherwise with your sniper rifle and trusty kayak in Phantom: Covert Ops, a VR action game for the Oculus platform. Read more

  • Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Preview: The Future is Completely Customizable
    We saw Cyberpunk 2077 behind closed doors at E3 2019. Here's what we know. Read more

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Hands-On Preview: Breaking Limits All Over Again
    We went hands-on with the Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3 2019 and can confirm that not only is it real, but it was a ton of fun. Read more

  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Preview — More Zombies Than You Can Snipe At
    At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with Rebellion's upcoming undead infested third-person shooter. Read more

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Shown, Story Confirmed Canon
    The first Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay shows off Kal's Jedi Powers, introduces skill points, and plenty of combat. And it's canon? What? Read more

  • Wave Break Preview: Move over Tony Hawk, It's Time For Bears & Boats
    At E3 2019 we got some hands-on time with Funkotronic Lab's quirky upcoming arcade skateboarding inspired title. Read more

  • Nintendo E3 2019 Recap: Surprises, Sequels, and Remakes
    From a Breath of the Wild sequel and Animal Crossing Switch delays to Bango-Kazooie in Smash Ultimate, Nintendo's brief E3 Direct was stuffed full of big announcements. Read more

  • Square Enix E3 2019 Recap: FFVII Remake, Marvel's Avengers Just the Beginning
    From FFVII Remake to Marvel's Avengers — with SaGa, SE Collective, FFXIV, Dragon Quest, and more in between — Square Enix's E3 2019 presentation was packed full of what fans wanted to see. Read more

  • E3 2019: Highlights From the PC Gaming Show
    Highlights from E3 2019's PC Gaming Show, including Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, Terraria, Shenmue 3, Autochess, and much more. Read more

  • E3 2019 Bethesda Showcase Recap: Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls, Doom: Eternal Take Center Stage
    The most requested Fallout 76 feature is coming, and we also saw major news on Doom Eternal and Elder Scrolls Blades, in addition to brand-new titles. Read more

  • E3 2019 Microsoft Press Conference Recap: Team Xbox Unveils Project Scarlett and a Whole Lot of Game Pass
    Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference is over, but if you missed it, don't worry! We've compiled a useful roundup of every moment you need to see. Read more

  • The Best and the Worst of the Fire Emblem Series Examined
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is just over the horizon, so we're taking the time to break down what makes the best Fire Emblem games so good. Read more

Guides

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    Without spell energy, you can't do much in Wizards Unite, but recharging your energy can be done in several different ways without spending any actual muggle money. Read more

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    Learn how to properly operate Artillery with the help of a calculator in this step-by-step guide to Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Change FOV in Hell Let Loose
    Here is a workaround that will allow you to change FOV in Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Increase FPS in Hell Let Loose
    Increase your FPS count and save up every possible frame with the help of this quick guide to Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Unlock All Difficulties in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    Don't want to fully beat the game on normal and hard to unlock nightmare mode? A simple save file cheat code offers up all three difficulties straight from the start! Read more

  • How to Get Bovine Plume in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Finding bovine plumes for the jump shard is easy if you know which enemy offers up the random drop! Read more.

  • How to Beat Zangetsu in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Learn how to take on one of the early bosses — Zangetsu — in this guide for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read more

  • How To Upgrade Shards (Abilities) In Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Here's how to upgrade shards (abilities) in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and be the most powerful alchemist that you can be. Read more

  • Where To Find The Warhorse Door & Key in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    How to find the Warhorse's Key and unlock the Warhorse Door in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read more

  • How to Find Silver Bromide Location in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Although a patch may make the chest impossible to open, finding the silver bromide is easy once you know where to look. Read more

  • Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Millionaire Key Guide
    Want to get through that troublesome Millionaire Door in the Hall Of Termination? You'll have to find a secret ceiling spot much later on in the game to get the key! Read more

  • How To Unlock All The QR Code Skills In Judgment
    Still searching for the QR codes to unlock some of Takayuki's most potent moves? We've got you. Read more

  • The Best Way To Farm Money And SP In Judgment
    Hurting for cash and SP in Judgment? Following these simple steps will have you rolling in both in no time. Read more

  • Steel Division 2 Guide: Best Units for Deck Building
    Looking for the best units in Steel Division 2? Then, take a look at this list of the best units for your battlegroups. Read more

  • How to Play the Dota Underlords Private Beta
    Here is a simple way to get access to the newest Dota Underlords mod for Dota 2 while it's still in the closed beta stage. Read more

  • Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter: How to Invite Friends
    Haven't figured out how the friend invite system works in Nuclear Winter? It's easier than you think to play a battle royale match with your buddies! Read more

  • Where to Farm Screws in Fallout 76 (Best Locations)
    Whether buying, scavenging, or looting, we show you three easy ways to acquire large numbers of screws in a short time in Fallout 76! Read more

Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. 

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Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter: How to Invite Friends https://www.gameskinny.com/yhpw5/fallout-76-nuclear-winter-how-to-invite-friends https://www.gameskinny.com/yhpw5/fallout-76-nuclear-winter-how-to-invite-friends Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:42:42 -0400 Ty Arthur

There was never any doubt that Fallout 76 would eventually get a battle royale mode. PUBG and Fortnite guaranteed that every major title would eventually get one. However, playing with randoms isn't as fun as playing with friends. That's why you need to know how to invite them. 

Although the process isn't super intuitive, there is an easy way to invite friends to your team in Nuclear Winter. Let's dive in and get started!

Playing Nuclear Winter With Friends

Invite friends via the social option on the main menu

Rather than joining a match and then inviting people to the lobby, you have to get all your friends on your online team first.

To get started, go to the Social option on the main menu and scroll through the list of available friends. Make sure any of the friends you want to invite are also on the main menu screen somewhere if you want this to work.

Click the name of your friend and then choose the Invite To Team option at the top of the pop-up menu. Wait for the friend to accept the invite, at which point the Play option on the main menu changes to Play With Team to let you know you've got a team up and running.

Repeat the process with however many other people you want to invite to your team, then just choose "Play With Team" to start a Nuclear Winter match.

Are you enjoying the new battle royale mode so far, and is it pulling you away from Fortnite? Let us know your thoughts on this new mode, and then be sure to check out our other Fallout 76 guides here:

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Where to Farm Screws in Fallout 76 (Best Locations) https://www.gameskinny.com/lcro1/where-to-farm-screws-in-fallout-76-best-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/lcro1/where-to-farm-screws-in-fallout-76-best-locations Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:11:37 -0400 Ty Arthur

Bethesda's online experiment Fallout 76 is due for some major face lifts in the near future, with a major combat overhauls are coming in a patch later this month and recent E3 news revealing human NPCs and full dialog trees are slated to arrive soon.

In addition to the brand new battle royale mode, this game is starting look much different than it did when it first landed. For those who have been playing along since the beginning though, there's still plenty of the same old hoarding and crafting to enjoy.

If you aren't keen on the Ring Of Fire and want to play the base game, then you'll be spending a lot of time scavenging regular old crafting materials like the lowly screw, which is surprisingly hard to come by in the nuclear apocalypse.

Want to farm Fallout 76 screws as efficiently as possible? Right now, there are three main ways to find screws:

  • Purchase them for caps from the vendor at the Charleston Fire Department
  • Loot and then break down items that contain screws
  • Scavenge them off corpses from specific enemies

If you're short on caps and want to farm screws through those latter two methods, we can show you exactly where to go for the best hauls.

Screw Material Locations

 These two spots usually have plenty of desk fans and globes

Let's start off with that second option, as screws can be obtained after breaking down a variety of items, but your best bets are breaking down desk fans, globes, and typewriters.

Toy cars also offer up a single screw, but aren't usually found as often in the locations we list below.

All four of those items can be found all over the Fallout 76 game map, and pretty much any building with desks will usually have desk fans, but all the aforementioned items can typically be found in abundance at these locations in particular:

  • Sugar Grove (Northeast of the National Isolated Radio Array)
  • National Radio Astronomy Research Center (east of the National Isolated Radio Array)
  • A wharf at the Toxic Dried Lakebed (southeast of Wavy Willard's Waterpark)
  • The office building inside Abandoned Bog Town (Northeast of AMS Corporate Headquarters)
  • The Whitespring Bunker (beneath the Whitespring Resort and south of the New Appalachian Central Trainyard)

Don't forget that if you need springs instead of screws, you can get them by breaking down clip boards, which are often found in the exact same locations as desk fans and globes.

Scavenging Screws From Wendigo

Striking out on the search for desk fans? A more sure (but dangerous) way to acquire screws is to head to Freddy's House Of Scares (east of the Red Rocket Mega Shop in the Mire region) and look for a Wendigo.

That enemy typically has five or more screws on its corpse, and has been confirmed to hold as many as 16 in some cases.

Kill the wendigo, loot its corpse, then return to the lobby, load a different server, and hit it again to acquire as many as you need. Note that any of the various wendigo variations will have loose screws in their inventory, like the ravenous wendigo, glowing wendigo, progenitor wendigo, or scorched wendigo. 

The number of screws is randomized, so if you hit a hot streak with plenty of screws, you may want to also head to the Wendigo Cave in the Savage Divide region found to the south of the Atlas Observatory. As the name implies, you'll usually find wendigos here, although this area is more difficult to survive as you may get attacked by multiple creatures at once.

Have you found any other great locations for farming screws? Sound off in the comments below, and then check out our other Fallout 76 guides here:

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E3 2019 Bethesda Showcase Recap: Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls, Doom: Eternal Take Center Stage https://www.gameskinny.com/l8hgw/e3-2019-bethesda-showcase-recap-fallout-76-elder-scrolls-doom-eternal-take-center-stage https://www.gameskinny.com/l8hgw/e3-2019-bethesda-showcase-recap-fallout-76-elder-scrolls-doom-eternal-take-center-stage Sun, 09 Jun 2019 22:06:43 -0400 Ty Arthur

This year's #BE3 showcase revolved heavily around the highly anticipated FPS entry Doom Eternal, but Bethesda had a number of surprises in store for players willing to check out the full live stream.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to see much about Elder Scrolls VI, which is likely delayed to take advantage of the next console generation. That noticeably missing title aside, everything from Rage 2 to Wolfenstein received major announcements, along with a slew of news arriving for mobile titles and free updates like the Moons Of Elsweyr expansion coming June 27 to Elder Scrolls Legends.

If you missed it, we've got the full rundown on everything you need to know about the Bethesda 2019 E3 showcase below. 

Also, don't forget to log into your Bethesda account this week! In celebration of the E3 event, you can get five Ouroboros Crown Crates and a Clouded-Senche Leopard mount for Elder Scrolls Online, a Twitch Assault Rifle skin for Rage 2, and an Ancestor Moth card back for The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Orion

We all know streaming is the future and tech companies are banking on streaming overtaking physical media in the very near future. We already buy most of our games from digital stores anyway, so why not just move the whole thing into the cloud?

Bethesda is working on the new Orion technology now, which is meant to optimize any game engine with absolutely any game for playing in the cloud on platforms like the upcoming Google Stadia.

A software solution rather than a hardware option, the purpose of Orion is to reduce latency and stream using lower bandwidth, which means you can stream at max settings for no reduction in graphics quality.

We'll have to wait and see if it lives up to the promise, but that tech could be huge in seeing streaming services become more widely adopted worldwide.

Fallout 76

Oof, Todd Howard and the Bethesda Game Studios team got a very tepid cheering response at first, which got noticeably louder when they admitted the criticism the game has received was deserved.

That lackluster response turned to wild cheering when it was revealed that human NPCs are arriving with the Wastelanders update including full dialog trees — to make this more of a full scale Fallout game.

To lure people in ahead of that update, the game will include a free trial mode coming tomorrow (perhaps precipitating the game going free-to-play...?).

Last up, in a move we should have all seen coming, Fallout 76 is getting battle royale mode with a shrinking ring of fire titled Nuclear Winter. Will the wasteland pull you away from Fortnite?

Doom Eternal

We already knew this would feature the super fast, super powerful Doom Marine slaughtering demons by the thousands, but there were some reveals tonight to get fans even more excited.

This time around we're also going to heaven, and it seems like the celestial denizens will be even more awful (and fun to kill!) than the demons in hell.

The biggest surprise was those in attendance at the Bethesda showcase got to actually play the game after the show. Lucky bastards!

The rest of us only have a few months to wait though, as Doom Eternal now has an official release date of November 22, 2019. We also got a quick glimpse of the comprehensive collector's edition, which comes with its own wearable Doom Guy helmet.

Finally, Bethesda decided to show off a bit of the new multiplayer mode, which lets you frag away as either the Slayer or a demon in a 2 vs 1 asymmetric mode.

Elder Scrolls Blades

If you've been religiously opening your chests every day, you'll be excited to know a major update launches tonight in celebration of E3. That patch features new jobs, solo arena battles, custom jewelry system, and an extra dragon quest line.

While not many details were revealed, we also found out an arena mode coming later this year for PvP content and visiting the towns of other players.

Hands down, the biggest news is that Blades is coming to Switch where it will still be free and will feature cross progression with mobile, so you can take your mobile account to the Switch version when it arrives this fall.

Ghostwire Tokyo

There weren't a ton of details beyond a cinematic trailer, but this new title from Tango Gameworks looks very promising and seems to indicate an open world nature with a mix of investigative and combat mechanics.

All we really know for sure is that its a "spooky" action adventure title that takes place within a supernatural haunted Tokyo, although they specified its not a survival horror game.

Elder Scrolls Online

The Season of the Dragon for Elder Scrolls Online will cap with the upcoming DLC Dragonhold, featuring the return of the iconic Dragonguard. In addition to an epic story trailer, we're told more info is coming at Quake Con this summer, but they did reveal the dungeon DLC Scalebreaker is set to arrive in August.

Commander Keen

I don't think anyone saw this coming... we're about to see a return of the old school Id Software '90s side-scrolling game Commander Keen, reimagined as a free to play Saturday morning cartoon homage on iOS and Android where you build wacky gadgets.

There's a fun tongue-in-cheek tone here, although I kind of wanted to go find Arnie so we can get our memories wiped at Rekall after hearing lines like "get your anus to mars" and "kick some asteroid."

This new version of Commander Keen will soft launch this summer on mobile devices.

 Deathloop

Finally, a new title from Arkane was just made official, so if you've missed games in the style of Prey or Dishonored, get ready for a whole new iteration of the stealth assassination genre. 

This noir sci-fi shooter puts you in an endless loop where two assassins relive the same day over and over trying to kill each other. The typical Arkane style of offering multiple options to tackle levels will be available, but we're also getting a bit of a Tarantino vibe in the font and style on display.

Rage 2

Need ever more insanity? It's on the way with the Rise Of The Ghosts expansion, including impending features like low gravity, additional enemies, a new pilotable mech, extra areas, and a new enemy faction, as well as weekly content additions.

Two New Wolfenstein Games

Yep, we're getting two new games this summer, starting with the Cyber Pilot VR title coming next month. That's not the big news though, as we already knew about that. 

The more exciting announcement is Wolfenstein: Young Blood, set 20 years after The New Colossus and very clearly embracing the 80's aesthetic with wild abandon. Aside from the time shift, this time around we'll get to kill Nazis with a friend in co-op mode!

It's a pretty good bet that BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters are going to collect a whole lot more than 100 Nazi scalps, that's for sure!

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What upcoming expansion or brand new franchise are you most looking forward to checking out this year? Sound off in the comments below!

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on all of these games as they develop. Check out more of our E3 2019 coverage below: 

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Fallout 76 To See Major Combat Changes Later This Month https://www.gameskinny.com/578s0/fallout-76-to-see-major-combat-changes-later-this-month https://www.gameskinny.com/578s0/fallout-76-to-see-major-combat-changes-later-this-month Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:22:29 -0400 Ty Arthur

A flurry of patches have arrived for Fallout 76 since the launch of the Wild Appalachia update, and we're going to get at least one more by the end of the month.

While recent patches have focused on adding new quests and legendary vendors or tweaking the player vending machine system, the impending June update will see a major overhaul to the entire combat system

In addition to big changes making combat faster with fewer reductions in speed through animations, the update will also see a handful of mouse and controller sensitivity options implemented that players have been asking for lately.

 The show damage numbers toggle in action

While there's no release date yet for Fallout 76 Patch 10, these are the major additions we can look forward to when it arrives later this month. It reportedly will:

  • show damage numbers during combat toggle (set to "off" by default)
  • cancel the holster and draw weapon animation by pressing the fire button
  • greatly reduced time to look down iron sights or zoom with a scope
  • targeting reticle added to a wide variety of weapons, from the Gatling gun to the auto grenade launcher and even the paddle ball
  • sprinting will be available immediately after firing a ranged weapon, and the reload animation can be canceled by sprinting
  • temporary sensitivity reduction for sprinting players using controllers will be removed
  • VATS will immediately close if any hit is a killing shot
  • invert X and Y axis option will be added
  • horizontal and vertical sensitivity can be changed independently of one another

Ready to see what Bethesda has in store next (and probably hoping for some Elder Scrolls VI news)? You'll want to tune into the Bethesda E3 conference this coming Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 PM PT. We'll be covering it as well, so check back at Gameskinny this weekend for all the highlights!

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Fallout 76 Guide: Arktos Pharma Location https://www.gameskinny.com/rp20e/fallout-76-guide-arktos-pharma-location https://www.gameskinny.com/rp20e/fallout-76-guide-arktos-pharma-location Thu, 23 May 2019 10:12:49 -0400 Sergey_3847

Bethesda has just released a brand new Project Paradise update for Fallout 76, which includes a new location Arktos Pharma. Basically, it's an abandoned building with a huge dungeon underneath it filled all sorts of goodies.

The new event is now available in the Atomic Shop, so go get it now if you want to see all the new content in Fallout 76. And if you've done that already, but still can't find the location for Arktos Pharma on the map, then follow our quick guide below for all the instructions.

Arktos Pharma

The building of Arktos Pharma is located in the eastern part of the Forest region north of Sutton (see the exact location on the map above.)

The overground part of the lab doesn't offer too much except a Nuka-Cola machine and a medical supplies vending machine in the atrium area.

Behind the receptionist's deck you will find a working terminal, which controls the turrets outside, and a safe hidden in the floor.

In the western part of the building you will find stairs leading into the lab's loading bay, which contains a fusion generator with a fusion core, a weapons workbench, and an armor workbench.

Project Paradise

If you've used the elevator at the building's lobby, then you will enter the dungeon area, which will automatically start the Project Paradise quest.

Here is a simple sequence, which will allow you to complete the quest:

  1. Initialize the experiment at the terminal below the lobby
  2. Fill the feeding troughs:
    • Venison in Habitat A
    • Sludge in Habitat B
    • Radkelp in Habitat C
  3. Defend your animals from three waves of predators
  4. Defend your animals from the alpha predator

When you're done with the quest, you can collect all the loot around the lab.

For more Fallout 76 guides, please see the list below:

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Fallout 76 Patch 9.5 Brings New Wild Appalachia Content & Bug Fixes https://www.gameskinny.com/hgphi/fallout-76-patch-95-brings-new-wild-appalachia-content-bug-fixes https://www.gameskinny.com/hgphi/fallout-76-patch-95-brings-new-wild-appalachia-content-bug-fixes Wed, 22 May 2019 13:25:22 -0400 Ty Arthur

While plenty of new content arrived with the Wild Appalachia update for Fallout 76 a few weeks back, sadly it was missing a few components -- like the amazing, invisible (and non-existent) stimpak diffuser.

Somehow that missing item and its crafting recipe, which are required to earn a medic merit badge, still haven't made it into the game yet even with Patch 9.5.

There are plenty of other additions and bug fixes however when you update to 1.1.5.4 -- just make sure to free up 5.5GB on console or 9GB for the PC edition first!

New Features With Fallout 76 Patch 9.5

Joining the Pioneer Scouts with the Order Of The Tadpole quest line was the major addition with the last patch, and this go around we're getting another event called Project Paradise.

To kick off this event, head to the Arktos Pharma building in the Forest region and take the elevator down to the Biome Labs. You'll probably want to group up, and the creatures here are level 50+, so come prepared!

In addition to the main event, those new player vending machines and their infamous 10% tax were upgraded with an inspect feature so you can view extra details on items and find legendaries for sale more easily.

Fallout 76 Patch 9.5 Bug Fixes

Of course with all that extra content came a host of bugs and unintentional exploits, the latter of which have sadly been patched out, so more taking advantage of that infinite swimming test reward! Here's the major changes with this update:

  • Scrapping: Fixed an issue that could cause an unintended item to be scrapped when rapidly scrapping items.
  • Vending: Fixed a rare issue that could prevent a player from purchasing items from another player’s Vending Machine under specific circumstances.
  • Vending: Reaching the maximum C.A.M.P. budget no longer prevents the player from assigning items to their Vending Machines.
  • Weekly: Fixed an issue in which Survival Mode Weekly Challenges could be completed in Adventure Mode.
  • World: Taking a picture of a frog with the ProSnap Deluxe now correctly counts toward Herpetologist World Challenge progress.
  • World: Building a frog habitat now correctly counts toward Herpetologist World Challenge progress.
  • World: Updated the wording on several Tadpole Badge World Challenges to help clarify the objective.
  • Apparel: Fixed an issue in which some Apparel items were incorrectly providing +1 Damage Resistance when equipped.
  • Floor Décor: Cat and Deathclaw Topiaries can no longer be built if they have not yet been unlocked in the Atomic Shop.
  • Exploit: Addressed an exploit that could cause the High Capacity Backpack mod to become duplicated.
  • Exploit: Addressed an exploit that could allow players to earn the rewards from the Athletics and Swimming Tests multiple times.
  • Loading: Addressed a rare issue that could prevent players from loading into a world after using Player Vending Machines.
  • Stability: Fixed an issue that could cause the PC game client to crash.
  • Miscellaneous: The objective to "Investigate Seismic Activity," obtained from the Personal Terminal, now correctly completes upon reaching the Purveyor’s shop.
  • Miscellaneous: Fixed an issue that could cause an error message to appear after selecting Biv’s entry in the Personal Terminal’s Daily Planner.
  • Pioneer Scouts: Completing Stings and Things, Operation Tidy, and Campfire Tales will no longer award Possum Badges to players who have not yet been promoted to the Possum rank.

Other than the still-missing stimpak diffuser (and why oh why wasn't that added?) what new feature or bug fix are you most excited about with this update, and what still needs to arrive to get you to come back to the game? Sound off below!

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: Sony Partners With Microsoft, Plus Rage 2, Super Mario Maker, More https://www.gameskinny.com/ht81n/gameskinny-weekend-download-sony-partners-with-microsoft-plus-rage-2-super-mario-maker-more https://www.gameskinny.com/ht81n/gameskinny-weekend-download-sony-partners-with-microsoft-plus-rage-2-super-mario-maker-more Sat, 18 May 2019 09:00:01 -0400 GS_Staff

We skipped last week, but GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back.

This week we have Sony partnering with Microsoft, PUBG getting slapped with restrictive modes, and Nintendo dropping way too much news on Super Mario Maker 2.

Outside of that, World of Warcraft Classic finally got a release date, news games were announced for the Genesis Mini, three big digital storefronts have three big sales going on. We also spoke to Asobo Studios about A Plague Tale: Innocence, reviewed Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, and wrote way too many guides on new and old games alike. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 

News

  • Sony and Microsoft Partner For Gaming, Technology Solutions
    Sony and Microsoft have unexpectedly partnered to focus on "new innovations to enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions." Read more

  • Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Reveals New Modes, New Parts, and So Much More
    Stage share returns to Super Mario Maker, with multiplayer, story mode, and whole lot more. Read more

  • WoW Classic Releasing August 27— Here's How to Sign Up for Beta
    Where and how to sign up for the World of Warcraft Classic beta, and when to expect release. Read more

  • PUBG Mobile Encouraging Responsible Play with New Management System
    Following several recent PUBG bans, the mobile version is getting a new management system worldwide, designed to promote time management and responsible gameplay. Read more

  • Sega Genesis Mini Gets 10 More Titles Announced, Includes Street Fighter II
    Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition joins the fight on the Sega Genesis Mini this September. Read more

  • New Call of Duty Mobile Info Surface as Beta Testing Draws Closer
    Call of Duty: Mobile multiplayer modes, loadouts, customization options and more get some attention in a new Activision blog post. Read more

  • Monster Hunter: World Gets Free, Limited-Time Demo
    The demo is only available for a limited time and lets players experience a big helping of what the main game has to offer and carry that data to the main game. Read more.  

  • Red Dead Online Leaves Beta With Big Additions
    After months in beta, Red Dead Redemption 2's online component is now available with a full official launch and a ton of tweaks and extra features! Read more

  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Another Epic Store Exclusive
    Ubisoft's recently announced Ghost Recon sequel is yet another jewel in the Epic Games Store's crown. Read more

  • Pokemon GO Extraordinary Raid Week Includes Shiny Lapras Day
    Pokemon GO players are getting the chance to obtain some extra powerful, and potentially Shiny, Raid bosses next week, with some other special events planned as well. Read more

  • New Details on Metro Exodus Expansion Pass Content
    We finally get some new info about Metro Exodus' DLC expansion content, with the first round set to launch soon. Read more

  • Here There Be Deals: Sales on Epic Games, Fanatical, Green Man Gaming Store Fronts
    Three big digital storefronts have three big deals going on right now. Here are some of the best deals and links to each sale. Read more

  • Outer Wilds Becomes the Latest Epic Games Store Exclusive
    The announcement comes in an update from Mobius, where the studio lists a pretty important reason for the exclusivity deal. Read more.

  • Ubisoft Releases Big The Division 2 Update Ahead of Operation Dark Hours
    The Division 2's first raid is coming soon, and the patch makes a bunch of adjustments and improvements designed for a smoother experience when it does release. Read more

  • Vambrace: Cold Soul Showcases World in First Feature Trailer
    The first of three trailers for Vambrace: Cold Soul is live. The Town showcases the game's central hub. Read more
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Fallout 76: What is the Stimpak Diffuser, and Where do I Get One? https://www.gameskinny.com/4b0zp/fallout-76-what-is-the-stimpak-diffuser-and-where-do-i-get-one https://www.gameskinny.com/4b0zp/fallout-76-what-is-the-stimpak-diffuser-and-where-do-i-get-one Fri, 17 May 2019 14:57:16 -0400 Ty Arthur

There are a million and one things to do in Fallout 76, and the Wild Appalachia update brought along even more. Now you have the option to complete challenges for earning scout badges.

Any aspiring medics may have noticed that something called a Stimpak Diffuser is required to complete the medic badge as part of The Order Of The Tadpole quest. 

Unfortunately, there's just one slight snag: this item and its crafting recipe don't actually exist. However, you can still get the badge. Read on to find out how. 

How Do You Make A Stimpak Diffuser? You Can't!

Yep, Bethesda added a requirement for a badge that you can't possibly complete  no matter where you search or what items you make. Whoops.

Note that this not-so-minor oversight doesn't actually prevent you from completing the quest. You just have to work through a different badge challenge. There are dozens of them, and you only need to finish three badges to complete the quest.

The non-existence of the Stimpak Diffuser has been added to Bethesda's "known issues" list for fixes to be handled in an upcoming patch. Here's what the devs had to say about the problem:

STATUS: The Stimpak Diffuser is a Stimpak that restores health to you and your nearby teammates. The recipe for this item will be available in the next update. We're aware that this creates an issue with completing the Tadpole Challenge referencing the Stimpak Diffuser, however you may still complete other world Challenges to earn badges.

At the moment, it looks like the recipe will most likely be acquired by completing either the Unsolved: Best of Intentions quest or the Project Paradise quest. However, that's just a guess from the community as the specifics of where it will be acquired remain a mystery at this point.

When the Stimpak Diffuser finally gets added, we'll update this article with specifics on how to make one so you can complete the medic badge!

Looking for the answers to the exams to complete the other badges instead? We've got all the scout world challenge badge exam answers over here. For more tips, walkthroughs, and strategies, be sure to head look through our other Fallout 76 guides

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Fallout 76 Purveyor Location: Find the Legendary Vendor https://www.gameskinny.com/k43wr/fallout-76-purveyor-location-find-the-legendary-vendor https://www.gameskinny.com/k43wr/fallout-76-purveyor-location-find-the-legendary-vendor Thu, 16 May 2019 15:58:14 -0400 Ty Arthur

Patch 9 recently dropped for Fallout 76. It not only offered up brand-new Wild Appalachia content, but also brought changes to personal vending machines and tweaks to the C.A.M.P. and Workshop systems. It also brought with it a new shopkeep, and now everyone is looking for the Purveyor legendary vendor location. 

As its name implies, the Purveyor legendary vendor only sells legendary items. These can only be purchased with a brand-new kind of currency called legendary scrips (and we all know we wanted another form of in-game currency, right?).

The Purveyor legendary vendor arrived a week earlier than originally announced and can now be found near Berkeley Springs.

Finding the Purveyor Legendary Vendor Location

The Purveyor legendary vendor is found in the (formerly) abandoned train station just southeast of Berkeley Springs. It's hard to miss, as there are only two buildings in this location, and one is clearly marked as the Berkeley Springs Station.

Smash down the boarded-up door if you haven't already, and the Purveyor will be waiting for you with a brand new shop.

Unfortunately, the Purveyor's legendary wares are totally randomized, so you're rolling the dice and hoping for something decent at these prices:

  • 1-star legendary armor: 15 scrips
  • 2-star legendary armor: 30 scrips
  • 3-star legendary armor: 60 scrips
  • 1-star legendary melee weapon: 25 scrips
  • 2-star legendary melee weapon: 50 scrips
  • 3-star legendary melee weapon: 100 scrips
  • 1-star legendary ranged weapon: 25 scrips
  • 2-star legendary ranged weapon: 50 scrips
  • 3-star legendary ranged weapon: 100 scrips

Don't have any legendary scrips yet to buy equipment from the Purveyor? Head to a train station and look for an exchange machine, where you can break down your existing legendary items into legendary scrips for trading.

If you've got plenty of low-quality legendary items you don't ever use, it's worth breaking them down and giving the Purveyor's wares a shot on the off chance you get something better.

Have you managed to get anything decent from the legendary vendor yet? Let us know your best pull so far in the comments below, and be sure to also take a look at our full list of Fallout 76 guides:

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Fallout 76: Where To Find Pemmican https://www.gameskinny.com/iqb0r/fallout-76-where-to-find-pemmican https://www.gameskinny.com/iqb0r/fallout-76-where-to-find-pemmican Wed, 15 May 2019 14:45:20 -0400 Ty Arthur

With the Wild Appalachia update anyone can go spend the weekend camping out in the wilderness... I mean sure, it happens to be an irradiated wilderness filled to the brim with things and people who want to kill you, but its still camping!

As part of that update you may have been surprised to see pemmican -- a staple of jerky vendors and outdoors enthusiasts everywhere -- making an appearance in Fallout 76!

Other than being quite tasty, you're going to need to collect at least three pieces of pemmican if you plan on getting a badge on your quest to graduate from tadpole to possum scout.

 You only need to earn three badges to complete the quest, and this one is fairly easy

In addition to building a campfire, boiling water, grilling hot dogs, and crafting s'mores, three pieces of pemmican are needed for the Backpacker Possum badge. The trouble is they aren't just lying around anywhere and won't be found as random loot in containers.

With the new vending machine system, its always possible another player will put some of their excess pemmican out for sale, but don't expect it to come cheap or be readily available.

The more reliable way is to farm repeatable quests that have a chance to drop Pemmican as a reward. In particular, you want to complete the repeatable quest Operation Tidy which is found at the Kiddie Corner Cabins area.

To farm this repeatable quest, first you need to start The Order Of The Tadpole quest line by finding a flyer at a train station. If you haven't done that yet, check out our full guide to the different parts of this Wild Appalachia quest over here.

With that out of the way, talk to Pioneer Scout Leader Pompy at the Kiddie Corner Cabins to start the Operation Tiday repeatable quest.

After its initiated, wander around the area and clean up the toxic mutagenic waste deposits found on the ground. Once you've got enough collected, go drop the waste deposits off at the blue containment bucket found near Scout Leader Pompy.

Return to the Scout Leader for your reward, which will include pemmican. Unfortunately it doesn't net you all three pieces at once, so you'll need to do this multiple times to complete this part of the Backpacker badge.

How to Get Hot Dogs and S'mores

Haven't found the hot dogs and s'mores yet either? Those are fairly easy:

  • Hot dogs are found in Camden Park by talking to the robot Zeke, who puts you on a quest for a hot dog eating contest. Nearby you can find the Mr. Handy robot Zoe who will have you eat as many hot dogs as possible. If you already completed this quest, hot dogs randomly spawn on grills found around the wasteland.

  • For s'mores, you need to do the Campfire Tales event, which only pops up at night. The s'mores recipe is granted at the end of the event, which requires bone, brahmin milk, razorgrain flour, spices, sugar, syrup, and wood to craft.

 You know, as a 3D game model it doesn't actually look all that appetizing... 

Since you may end up with more than you need, you might be wondering --what else can you do with pemmican? Well obviously you can eat it to reduce hunger and gain the following effects:

  • +3 END
  • +45 HP
  • +0.7 Rads

Other than that, pop any leftover pemmican (or s'mores and hot dogs) in your vending machine to help out other players having trouble with this badge!

Looking for the scout badge exam answers to complete the three badges required for this quest? We've got the answers for all of the badge categories right here.

Looking for the Purveyor legendary vendor? We have the location. Want to know how to complete the Order of the Tadpole Quest? That's right, we've got you covered. Be sure to also take a look at our full list of Fallout 76 guides.

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Fallout 76: Scout World Challenge Badge Exam Answers https://www.gameskinny.com/oxbv3/fallout-76-scout-world-challenge-badge-exam-answers https://www.gameskinny.com/oxbv3/fallout-76-scout-world-challenge-badge-exam-answers Fri, 10 May 2019 10:33:22 -0400 Ty Arthur

Ever wanted to joined a post apocalyptic boy scout troop? Now you can little tadpole, by earning scout world challenge badges as part of the Order Of The Tadpole quest with the free Wild Appalachia update in Fallout 76.

This fourth part of the quest tests your ability to retain important scouting knowledge, and each of the three badges you need to earn is capped with a computer exam.

To see the other badge requirements beside the exam, access the world challenges on the map, then scroll to the bottom to find the specific badge challenges, such as athlete and medic.

Not sure how to start this quest yet? Check out our main Order Of The Tadpole quest guide here

Exam Questions

At any of the Pioneer camps, head to a Pioneer badge exam terminal found in one of the camp buildings (there's a big green chalk board inside the building with an arrow pointing to the correct terminal).

The questions in each badge category are randomized every time you start an exam. Want to find an answer you aren't sure about? Scan the bold text below to the find the pertinent part of any given question to easily access the correct answer -- just be careful to make sure you have the right question, as some of them feature similar questions about scoring specific numbers of points.

Athlete Exam Answers

Q: You're going rock climbing with Mary, when she slips and begins to fall! Luckily, she's brought to a stop by a device attached to her rope. What is this device called?

  • A: A belay device

Q: Before a friendly kickball match, Samuel offers you a suspicious looking pill that you think may be Buffout. How do you respond?

  • A: Refuse and report him to the scout leaders

Q: You're entering a marathon for charity and are set to run on the streets of Charleston. How far will you be running?

  • A: 26.219 miles

Q: You're competing in a track and field race and have lined up at the starting line. An official will signal to begin. How does he do this?

  • A: Firing a starter gun

Q: James wants to join the Army and fight the Reds, but he's out of shape. Eventually, he'll have to pass the Army's physical fitness test, which could be hard for him. Which of the following does he NOT he have to worry about being in the test?

  • A: Pull ups

Q: Susie is taking part in a long jump competition. She takes a running start, but stumbles at the last minute and only makes it three feet! How embarrassing, when the longest long jumpers can jump how far?

  • A: 29 feet

Q: Most athletes bulk up by lifting weights, but weightlifting itself is a competition as well! Only a few lifts are used in Olympic weightlifting, however. Which of these lifts is no longer used?

  • A: The clean and jerk

Q: Brendan is a fast runner. Really fast! He might even run in the Olympics someday. Which sprinting event should he NOT train for if he wants to run an Olympic event?

  • A: 10000 meter dash

Q: You're playing ice hockey, and after checking a star player into the boards you're approached by a menacing figure who picks a fight with you. What is the name of this person's unofficial role on a hockey team?

  • A: Enforcer

Q: You've been running laps around the Charleston capital building for exercise and have noticed that after running long enough you start to feel really good. What is this sensation called?

  • A: Runner's high

Q: You're training for a marathon, and decide to push yourself to see how long you can run. Despite your best efforts, you can only go so far. What substance builds up in your muscles and causes this?

  • A: Lactic acid

Q: Like to throw things? Who doesn't! In fact, there's probably a sport for throwing your favorite object. Which of these is thrown for sport?

  • A: Javelin

Q: Ricky loves riding his bicycle. He rides so much, he could probably compete in a Grand Tour! But there are a lot of stages to each Grand Tour event. How many?

  • A: 21

Q: The "shot put" event uses a heavy sphere called a "shot". What do you do to the "shot" in this event?

  • A: Put it

Q: Barry is a strong baseball player who hits lots of home runs. What's the highest number of runs Barry can score on a single home run?

  • A: 4

Q:  You're on first base in a baseball game and decide to steal second base. How far do you have to run to get there?

  • A: 90 feet

Q:  Hannah is training for a pentathlon, an event used to prepare athletes for the rigors of warfare. How many sports will she need to train for in order to compete?

  • A: 5

Q: Mark's favorite athletic event is wrestling. He idolizes famous wrestlers and wants to wrestle just like them. Which of these US Presidents has a reputation as a wrestler?

  • A: Abraham Lincoln

Q:  As a cross country runner, you might be called a "harrier". What is a harrier?

  • A: Dog

Q: Alfonso is interested in football. He's a tall natural leader with a strong arm, and he knows every play in the book. What position would be best for Alfonso?

  • A: Quarterback
Archer Exam Answers

Q: Commies have invaded! Alex is a champion archer and wants to defend his country. What type of arrows should Alex use to penetrate the thick armor of the communist swine?

  • A: Bodkin Point

Q: You're competing in an archery tournament at Camp Lewis. On the final shot, you land an arrow on the inner red ring - so close! How many points was this shot worth?

  • A: 8

Q: You're excited for your first big trip to the archery range at Camp Adams - hurray! One problem - you have a handful of sharp arrows. What type of bag should you carry the arrows in?

  • A: Quiver

Q:  Robbie is planning a bow-hunting trip to Seneca Rocks with his dad where they'll be hunting white-tailed deer. What type of arrowheads should they bring with them?

  • A: Broadhead Point

Q: Bows and arrows have been used for a long time! Around when do researchers say the first bows and arrows were created?

  • A: 64,000 years ago

Q: Only one person is truly responsible for your safety and the safety of others while on the range. Who is it?

  • A: You

Q: You overhear a camp counselor bragging that they shot an arrow 320 per second. What type of unit were they most likely using to determine arrow speed?

  • A: FPS (feet per second)

Q:  An arrow is made of four parts - which is NOT one of them?

  • A: Shell

Q: Richie is on the range and has finished shooting all of his arrows. What should he do now?

  • A: Wait for the all-clear signal from the supervising Mr. Handy

Q: Alice is taking aim at her target when she notices her rival Annie retrieving arrows from the target in the next lane. What should Alice do?

  • A: Aim the bow downward and slowly release tension on the bowstring

Q: You're crafting a crossbow at a nearby weapons workbench - which component will you NOT need for this project?

  • A: Compressor

Q: You're hiking through the woods when you spot your weird neighbor Jimmy blindly firing arrows into the sky. What should you do?

  • A: Find the nearest overhead cover and demand Jimmy lay down his bow

Q: Lisa studies and practices archery regularly. She talks about archery all the time and is honestly kind of annoying about it. Lisa is a(n)...

  • A: Toxophilite

Q: The ballista was invented thousands of years ago in a Greek town called Syracuse. It is essentially a large version of what type of bow?

  • A: Crossbow

Q: Gene practices shooting his crossbow every day after work to prepare himself for the looming red menace. Gene is a(n)...?

  • A: Arbalist

Q: Your best friend Johnny's dad spends his weekends crafting and selling bows. You've been saving your allowance for months to purchase a bow from such a gifted...

  • A: Bowyer

Q: You're at an archery tournament when you see your favorite archer telescoping an arrow - wow! How do you describe this feat to your best friend?

  • A: He shot an arrow which hit another arrow, splitting it down the middle!

Q: It's the last shot in a tournament. You pull the bowstring back, breathe steadily, focus, and release. You hear the crowd roar as they see the bullseye you just hit! How many points did you score?

  • A: 10

Q: You spot Billy at the end of the range with an apple on his head while Danny takes aim. What advice do you give?

  • A: None of the above

Q: While on the shooting line you hear the Mr. Handy instructor sound a whistle blow three times. How should you react?

  • A: Walk forward and retrieve your arrows
Cook Exam Answers

Q: What type of objects should NOT be placed into fondue?

  • A: Hands

Q: Sheila is cooking with grease when suddenly, the pan catches fire! What should she do?

  • A: Place the lid back on the pan and wait for the fire to run out of oxygen

Q: You see your pal Mike start to eat a piece of raw burger. You stop him by reminding him that eating raw meat can cause...

  • A: All of the above

Q: Alfred wants to bring his famous Cranberry Jam to Thanksgiving dinner. What ingredients will he need?

  • A: Cranberries, Carrot Flower, Sugar, Water

Q: It's time to dice vegetables! What's the safest practice?

  • A: Hold knife with your fingers clenched inward

Q: Your teacher called you a mycophile! You were mildly offended until you realized it meant your hobby was...

  • A: Foraging for wild edible mushrooms

Q: You find a recipe for baking bread; water, salt, flour, and something unreadable. What's the fourth ingredient?

  • A: Yeast

Q: Mary asked you to bring sweetbread to the big party. Wait... what is sweetbread?

  • A: The thymus gland of an animal

Q: Coating moist food with a dry ingredient like flour or breadcrumbs before cooking it is known as what?

  • A: Dredging

Q: You're headed to the Super-Duper Mart to get ingredients for your dad's favorite meal, head cheese. What's the main ingredient?

  • A: Animal head

Q: Sauerkraut, pickles, beer, and yogurt are all products of what process?

  • A: Fermentation

Q: : Now for a special sponsored question from CRAM: "When in doubt, just go with..."

  • A: CRAM

Q:  Ruby won't stop talking about her double boiler. What is she able to use it for?

  • A: All of the above

Q: Vince wants to impress his new lady friend by cooking her a chicken dinner. What should the internal temperature of the chicken be to ensure he doesn't kill her?

  • A: 165

Q: Carlos adds a pinch of salt to his water before boiling it. What effect does this have on the water?

  • A: Increase the boiling point

Q: Jackie wants to cook the perfect spaghetti, but wants to know when to test if the noodles are done. What should you suggest?

  • A: Use a spoon to fish out one noodle for taste test

Q: Molly wants to make steak tartare. How long will she have to cook the steak?

  • A: Serve it raw

Q: "A watched pot never..."

  • A: Boils

Q: Browning meat on a pan is an example of what kind of chemical reaction?

  • A: Maillard Reaction

Q: What is the name of the red liquid that pours our of a steak after cutting it?

  • A: Myoglobin
Codebreaker Exam Answers

Q: How might "APPALACHIA" be read when encoded with a Caesar cipher?

  • A: XII LC QEB XYLSB

Q: You're lost in the woods and need to use Morse code to signal other scouts for help. Which signal do you send?

  • A: ... - - - . . . (the second answer)

Q: You're operating your shortwave radio and come across a strange broadcast. After listening for a while, you realize it's commie propaganda! What do you do?

  • A: Report it to the authorities immediately!

Q: You suspect Samuel is a commie. His favorite subject is history, and he uses four numbers for his terminal password. What historical year might his password be?

  • A: 1917

Q: "for(int i = 1; i > 10; i++)" The condition in your code is flawed and the loop will not count from 1 to 10. How do you fix it?

  • A: i <= 10

Q: Alfonso is having trouble figuring out a commie passcode and has decided to try brute-forcing a solution. How does he go about this?

  • A: Computing all possible solutions sequentially

Q:  Hannah is sending you juicy gossip using symmetric-key cryptography. To decrypt her secret message, what do you BOTH need?

  • A: The same key

Q: Susie wants to sign her name for a deaf friend using American Sign Language. What sign should she make first?

  • A: A closed fist with thumb over middle finger

Q: Which of these big words means "solving coded communications"?

  • A: Cryptoanalysis

Q: Which of these patriotic languages did our fine fighting men use as an unbreakable code during World War II?

  • A: Navajo

Q: Your data is only as secure as its weakest link! And what would that be?

  • A: You

Q: How did the dirty Nazis encode their messages during World War II?

  • A: Enigma machine

Q: Your Mr. Handy is a master code breaker, much better than the first code breaking computers. What were those old junk heaps called?

  • A: Colossi

Q: Brendan sent an encrypted message to a foreign national, but you were able to decrypt it because it had "known plaintext". What is "plaintext"?

  • A: Unencrypted information

Q: Which mythical device gave its name to this infamous kind of computer virus?

  • A: The Trojan Horse

Q: Samuel is upset at Mary. Samuel orders his Mr. Handy to hit Mary! His Mr. Handy won't obey. Why?

  • A: It violates the Mr. Handy's programming

Q: You need to send a coded warning to Washington D.C. using a "Templar cipher". What shape will you use in your cipher?

  • A: Cross

Q:  Which cipher, named for a French diplomat, was used by the Confederacy during the Civil War?

  • A: Vigenere cipher

Q: Which Founding Father invented a disk cipher later used by the US Army?

  • A: Thomas Jefferson

Q: All computers operate using something called binary code. How many digits are used in binary?

  • A: 2
Entomologist Exam Answers

Q: Mayflies live notoriously short lives, the poor things. If you were a mayfly, how long could you expect to live?

  • A: One day, exactly

Q: Not all bugs are insects! Which of these creepy crawlies is NOT an insect?

  • A: Spider

Q: Susie is learning to identify insects. She knows that insects have certain special features to look for that other animals don't. Which of these is a defining feature of insects?

  • A: Having six legs

Q: Insects' bodies are made up of three parts. Which of these is NOT one of these three parts?

  • A: Pelvis

Q:  Insects are invertebrates, meaning they make due without a certain body part. Which body part do invertebrates go without?

  • A: Spine

Q: Mary loves to go down to the riverbank at night to catch fireflies. These cute little insects glow in the dark! What process gives fireflies their special glow?

  • A: Bioluminescence

Q:  Female praying mantises get a bad rap for their aggressive mating habits. But can you really blame them for wanting to do this to their mates from time to time?

  • A: Kill and eat them 

Q: Ants live all over the planet. In fact, they live just about everywhere! But there is one place you won't find any ant colonies. Where?

  • A: Antarctica

Q: Instead of tongues, insects may have long tubes coming from their mouths that they can use to suck up nutrients. What is this tube called?

  • A: Probiscis

Q: Roaches can survive almost anything, it seems, even nuclear radiation. In fact, a roach can survive for a while without its head! How long?

  • A: Over a week
Herpetologist Exam Answers

Q: Many reptiles are ectothermic, which means they...

  • A: Must rely on external heat sources to regulate body temperature

Q:  Alex is on a hike and crosses paths with a Horned Lizard. The Horned Lizard is notorious for their ability to...

  • A: Shoot blood from the eyes

Q: Wendy has just been bitten by a Coral Snake! The Coral Snake's venom is neurotoxic. What symptoms will Wendy soon experience?

  • A: Paralysis and respiratory failure

Q: he Jackson's Chameleon is native to East Africa, however it was introduced to the United States in the 1970s. This is an example of...

  • A: Invasive species

Q: A collection of eggs laid by reptiles and amphibians are called a...

  • A: Clutch

Q: When the Hairy Frog (Thrichobatrachus robustus) is threatened, what defense mechanism would one expect it to use?

  • A: Break it's own toe bones and use them as claws
Hunter Exam Answers

Q: Mary loves rabbits. They're so cute and furry, and the way they hop makes her laugh! She decides to trap a rabbit to take home as a pet. Which of these traps would be effective?

  • A: Snare

Q: Samuel wants to go duck hunting, but can't decide which gun to bring. What would you recommend?

  • A: Shotgun

Q: You're hunting in the forest and want to lie low and wait for game to come to you. What could you use to help stay hidden?

  • A: Blind

Q: Alex is takes aim at a boar with his hunting rifle, but when he squeezes the trigger his gun explodes! How could Alex have prevented this?

  • A: Maintained his gun properly

Q: ou're going hunting with your great-great-grandfather's old-fashioned black powder rifle. What do you need to bring to reload?

  • A: Ramrod
Medic Exam Answers

Q: Which of the following is NOT a type of physician?

  • A: Astrologist

Q: Brendan is at the firing range when Samuel accidentally clips him with a live round from his shotgun! He's lost a lot of blood. What will you do to restore it?

  • A: Hook up a blood pack intravenously

Q: Believe it or not, blood cells come in several different colors! Which of these is a type of blood cell?

  • A: White

Q: Which of the following is NOT a type of cancer?

  • A: Hemophilia
Mammalogist Exam Answers

Q: Alfonso is afraid of bats. They can get so big! How long is the wingspan on the largest bats?

  • A: 5' 7"

Q: West Virginia cattle are good eating, and the cattle love to eat, too! In fact, their stomachs have several compartments. How many?

  • A: 4

Q: Brendan likes to sleep. A lot. He even sleeps in class! Which of these mammals is also known for sleeping a lot in the winter?

  • A: Bears

Q: Which of these traits is different in mammals than in reptiles?

  • A: Have hair

Q: What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?

  • A: Human

Q: You and Mary were both given pet rabbits as Christmas gifts. Mary's rabbit is a girl, called a "doe". Yours is a boy. What are boy rabbits called?

  • A: Bucks
Swimmer Exam Answers

Q:  Billy is running around Wavy Willard's Water Park when the lifeguard blows a whistle and points at him. What should Billy do?

  • A: Immediately stop running to avoid slipping on a slick surface

Q: Your friend Marie asks for a stick of gum before her swim. How do you respond?

  • A: Refuse to give her one, as chewing gum while swimming is a dangerous choking hazard

Q: It's a late night at summer camp and you can't sleep so you decide to go for a swim in the lake. As you leave, your swimming instructor angrily yells at you. What did you do wrong?

  • A: You forgot that going swimming alone is extremely dangerous

Q: Which of the following is best to consume before a swimming session in order to keep your energy up?

  • A: Light snack

For more, head over to our other Fallout 76 guides here. Including our guides on Pemmican and the Purveyor legendary vendor, we have tons of other tips, strategies, and walkthroughs. 

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Fallout 76: Order Of The Tadpole Quest Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/889xw/fallout-76-order-of-the-tadpole-quest-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/889xw/fallout-76-order-of-the-tadpole-quest-guide Fri, 10 May 2019 10:42:20 -0400 Ty Arthur

In addition to player-driven vending machines where anyone can sell their items (and a 10% sales tax that the player base isn't exactly stoked about), the newly-launched Wild Appalachia Patch 9 includes some new quest content for Fallout 76.

The Order Of The Tadpole quest lets you show off your proud, patriotic spirit and learn proper scouting techniques to stave off the commie threat! Below we cover how to initiate the quest and complete each stage.

Important note: If you disconnect in the middle of this quest, it may entirely disappear from your journal and all your progress will be lost. Some players have been able to fix this issue by changing servers, as it appears your quest completion data is still there to be retrieved, it just isn't visible if you log back into the same server. 

Hopefully, you won't get disconnected for lacking the required entitlements

Order Of The Tadpole Quest

To start the quest, head inside any train station and read the Pioneer Scouts recruiting poster found on the wall to find out about The Order of the Tadpole.

With the quest initiated, travel to the Scouts camp location on your map and talk to Scout Leader Jaggy (a Mr. Handy robot) found floating around between the cabins. 

To become a full-fledged Possum Scout, you need to go around exemplifying proper Scout values:

  • Kindness: Revive an ally
  • Helpfulness: Travel to the Kiddie Corner cabins and clean them
  • Bravery: Control pests at Dolly Sods
  • Growth: Earn 3 scout world challenge badges

The kindness virtue is pretty self-explanatory. Just wait for a buddy to get hurt and help them out with a stimpak. This will probably happen naturally during the course of combat, but if you really want to get it done quick, just have someone jump off a tall tree or ledge, then quickly run up and heal them.

For the helpfulness value, complete the Repeatable: Operation Tidy quest by traveling around the Kiddie Corner cabins area and looking for the yellow toxic mutagenic waste clumps on the ground, which are usually near water. They can appear in different locations, however, and sometimes are even directly west of the scout leader in this area. After collecting them all, drop them off in the blue containment barrel found near Scout Leader Pompy. 

For the bravery value, complete the Repeatable: Stings and Things quest and acquire parts for an insect repellent. After acquiring all the parts, take them to Scout Leader Treadly at Dolly Sod's wilderness. You can gather the parts by killing the corresponding creatures at these locations:

  • Bloodbug Proboscis: Southampton Estate (north of Dolly Sods wilderness)
  • Bloatfly Gland: Northern Mire (note that these drop infrequently, so you may need to kill a bunch of bloatflies)
  • Radroach Meat: East Mire
  • Stingwing Barb: Bleeding Kate's Grindhouse
  • Tick Blood Sac: South of Harper's Ferry

Finally, for the growth virtue, you need to earn three scout world challenge badges. You can see these by opening the map, going to the challenges menu, selecting world challenges, and then scrolling through the options to the badge entries at the bottom.

Selecting any of the entries will track the challenge and show you what to do. There are a huge number of options here, covering topics like archer, athlete, entomologist, herpetologist, and mammalogist.

Which task you take will depend on your current character build and how you like to play. "Athlete" for instance requires you to get your strength and agility stats to 5 or higher, in addition to completing athletic checkpoint races at the campsites.

Each badge includes several steps to complete (like taking pictures of animals, crafting specific items, and so on) and is capped by an exam that tests your knowledge. You can complete multiple choice tests on the Pioneer exam terminals found inside the camp.

Wondering about the answers for the exams? There are a ton of them, and we've got them all listed out already. Check out out our full guide to getting the scout world guide badges over here.

With the four virtues properly exemplified and three badges acquired, go back talk to one of the Mr. Handy Scout Leader Jaggy at camp to become a full-fledged Possum and complete the quest little Tadpole!

For more tips and walkthroughs, including how to find Pemmican, how to find the Purveyor legendary vendor, and where to find ballistic fiber, head over to our Fallout 76 guides page

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Fallout 76 Gets Player Vending Machines — And An Inflation Tax https://www.gameskinny.com/yrqfp/fallout-76-gets-player-vending-machines-and-an-inflation-tax https://www.gameskinny.com/yrqfp/fallout-76-gets-player-vending-machines-and-an-inflation-tax Thu, 09 May 2019 12:54:31 -0400 Ty Arthur

The only sure things in real life are death and taxes, but as it turns out, those are pretty sure concepts in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 76 as well.

That's right even though the world is plagued by raiders, and it lacks any sort of institutional government after being annihilated by nuclear fire, the tax man is still going to take some of your hard earned caps.

The Wild Appalachia Patch 9 that just arrived introduced personal vending machines, allowing players to sell items to fellow dwellers in the wasteland.

Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, there are two nagging little items in the patch notes that players aren't particularly stoked about:

  • You will receive a notification whenever a player buys one of your items. 90% of the sale price will be added to your Cap balance. This 10% fee has been designed to help maintain the health of the game’s economy and mitigate inflation.
  • Items can still be sold after you’ve reached the current maximum Cap balance of 25,000, but you will not receive any Caps beyond that limit.

Players get to set whatever price they want at other players' vending machines. This creates a market where players determine an item's value. However, 10% of that price will mysteriously disappear into the digital ether.

Did we ever expect a phrase like "maintain the health of the game's economy and mitigate inflation" to show up in a Fallout title?

Whether that works as intended remains to be seen, but comments across social media seem to indicate Fallout 76 players will just bump up the price of products an extra 10% or more to offset the cost.

Others have taken a more tongue-in-cheek approach to the tax, requesting that Bethesda put the 10% tax toward building a wandering Liberty Prime!

 Your taxes prevent communism!

Other real-world financial considerations are increasingly encroaching onto the video game industry, with legislation recently proposed by a Republican senator in the U.S. to ban loot boxes and micro-transactions from games primarily played by minors.

If passed and eventually signed into law, the "Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act" could have major impacts on games such as Fortnite that are marketed toward both kids and adults.

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