Adventure Genre RSS Feed | Adventure on GameSkinny en Launch Media Network Overwatch 2: How to Fix the Not Launching Bug Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:12:22 -0400 Sergey_3847

Overwatch 2 has had many problems since the release of the game, including server errors and game crashes. But what do you do if you can't even launch the game? Our guide will provide you with tips on how to fix the not launching bug in Overwatch 2.

Update Your Game

Blizzard is working hard on fixing any issues connected to Overwatch 2 not launching, so the first thing you should do is update your game. Follow these steps:

  1. Start the app.
  2. Select Overwatch 2 option from the list.
  3. Click on the cogwheel next to the Play button.
  4. Select "Check for Updates" option.

If there are any new updates, the game will download and install them, fixing any issues.

Repair Your Game

It is also possible that your game is fully updated, but some of the system files may be corrupted. That's why you need to repair them by doing the following:

  1. Start the app.
  2. Select Overwatch 2 option from the list.
  3. Click on the cogwheel next to the Play button.
  4. Select "Scan and Repair" option/
  5. Click on "Begin Scan".

This process may take a while, but be sure to wait until it is finished. There is a big chance that this will fix the corrupted files.

Reset In-Game Settings

Another reason why Overwatch 2 may not launch is incompatible in-game settings. You can reset them without starting the game:

  1. Start the app.
  2. Select Overwatch 2 option from the list.
  3. Click on the cogwheel next to the Play button.
  4. Select "Game Settings" option.
  5. Click on "Reset In-Game Options".
  6. Confirm by pressing "Reset" button.
  7. Wait and press "Done" at the end.

After that, restart and try to launch Overwatch 2 once again to see if this helped.

Update Your Graphics Card Drivers

Follow these instructions to update Nvidia graphics drivers:

  1. Download the latest Nvidia graphics drivers from the official website.
  2. Start the installation process.
  3. Restart your PC when finished.

Follow these instructions to update ATI Radeon graphics drivers:

  1. Download the latest ATI Radeon graphics drivers from the official website.
  2. Start the installation process.
  3. Restart your PC when finished.

Turn off Antivirus and Firewall

Temporarily turn off your Windows Defender or any other third-party antivirus, and launch it back up once you're finished playing:

  1. Press the Start button.
  2. Go to "Settings" tab.
  3. Select "Update and Security" feature.
  4. Go to "Windows Security" tab.
  5. Select "Virus and Threat Protection" feature.
  6. Go to "Manage Settings" option.
  7. Set the real-time protection to OFF.

You may also temporarily disable the Windows firewall:

  1. Press the Start button.
  2. Go to "Settings" tab.
  3. Select "Update and Security" feature.
  4. Go to "Windows Security" tab.
  5. Select "Firewall and Windows Protection" feature.
  6. Open "Windows Security" settings.
  7. Switch the Microsoft Defender Firewall option OFF.

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That's all you need to know on how the not launching bug in Overwatch 2. Also, be sure to check out the rest of Overwatch 2 tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page.

Valkyrie Elysium: Every Divine Art Location Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:50:50 -0400 Daniel Solomon

To really push your damage output to the limit in Valkyrie Elysium, you’re gonna have to start gathering up Divine Arts – the game’s spell equivalent. You’ll either find them out exploring across the game’s nine chapters, or as rewards for both the main quest and side quest.

There are seven types of Divine Arts in Valkyrie Elysium:

  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Dark
  • Holy
  • Earth
  • Lightning
  • Non-elemental

All but non-elemental provide bonus damage to your enemies, and their weakness can be seen next to their health gauge.

Taking advantage of their weakness will stagger an enemy into a state of Elemental Crush, and landing another Divine Art of the correct element will push this further and Immobilize them, giving you precious time to deal out some serious damage. You’ll trigger Elemental Crush all the quicker if you’re also using the Einherjar of the same element, as that grants your normal attacks an elemental bonus too.

You can equip up to four Divine Arts at a time, which you set to correspond with a face button of your choice. A good housekeeping tip here is to put them on the same button as the corresponding Einherjar – for example, if you equip Eygon, your lightning Einherjar, to Triangle on the summon wheel (R1), equip Lightning Bolt to Triangle on the Divine Art wheel (R2).

There are typically three tiers of each Divine Art, and each increase in tier will give the spell a greater effect, but at the cost of a higher drain on your Arts Gauge. You’ll refill this quickly by landing normal attacks, however.

And as for finding them, we detail all of their locations below:

Where To Find All Divine Arts In Valkyrie Elysium

Fire Divine Arts

  • Fire Lance — Pretty much as it sounds – throw a firey lance.
    • Tier I location: Unmissable – on the critical path in Chapter 1.
    • Tier II location: In the locked tower near the start of Chapter 6, which also houses a Verdant Blossom. The key is a little further into the level, on top of a roof of a building around the mid-point of the map.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “A Mage’s Miscalculation”.
  • Fire Storm — Summons a pillar of flame from underneath the target.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for Chapter 2 of the main quest.
    • Tier II location: After you pass the third save point in Chapter 6, enter the building and check out the room under the stairs.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Combat Training For Taika”.
  • Ifrit Caress — Creates an exploding cone of fire magic, covering a large surface area. No cameos from a certain summon, though.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for subquest “This Flower for Thee (1)”.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for subquest “This Flower for Thee (2)”.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “This Flower for Thee (3)”.

Ice Divine Arts

  • Hail Shot — Fires a handful of shards of ice at the enemy.
    • Tier I location: In Chapter 1, this can be found next to the save point on the second floor of Be’elze Castle.
    • Tier II location: In Chapter 5, use Kristoffer to break the darkness barrier wall to find this and a Verdant Blossom.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Advice for Cypher”.
  • Glacial Blizzard — Rains down ice crystals from above.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for subquest “Cypher’s Belief (1)”.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for subquest “Cypher’s Belief (2)”.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Cypher’s Belief (3)”.

Holy Divine Arts

  • Grave Edge — repeatedly charge at the target with a beam of holy magic.
    • Tier I location: in the basement of the castle just before the boss of Chapter 1.
    • Tier II location: completion reward for Chapter 3 of the main quest.
    • Tier III location: completion reward for subquest “A Bout with Kristoffer”.
  • Extreme Void — Launch enemies into the air with a holy sword emerging from the ground.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for subquest “Woes of a Gallant Princess (1)”.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for subquest “Woes of a Gallant Princess (2)”.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Woes of a Gallant Princess (3)”.

Dark Divine Arts

  • Punishment Blast — An exploding javelin formed of darkness. Particularly effective in mid-air.
    • Tier I location: Found next to the Verdant Blossom near the end of Chapter 4.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for Chapter 6 of the main quest.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Secrets Hidden in Danger”.

Lightning Divine Arts

  • Lightning Bolt — Surprisingly enough, fires a bolt of lighting. It chains to other nearby enemies.
    • Tier I location: Your first spell, unlocked at the beginning of the game.
    • Tier II location: In Chapter 5, following the fourth save point, use Eygon to break down the lightning barrier wall. This is near where you find the castle gate key.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Training Duel with Eygon”.
  • Meteor Swarm — Brings down a barrage of lightning across the battlefield.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for subquest “Thanks to a Comrade (1)”.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for subquest “Thanks to a Comrade (2)”.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Thanks to a Comrade (3)”.

Earth Divine Arts

  • Mortal Suppression — Fire an orb that draws nearby enemies into its orbit.
    • Tier I location: In Chapter 3, on the south-western outer path of the colosseum, on the east side of the map.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for Chapter 7 of the main quest.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “Secrets Hidden in Danger”.

Non-Elemental Divine Arts

  • Heal — Recovers your HP.
    • Tier I location: On the critical path in Chapter 1, near where you get your first side quest.
    • Tier II location: In chapter 3, starting at the southwestern save point, cross the bridge to the north, and it’s in the room on your left.
    • Tier III location: Found in a chest after using the Castle Main Gate Key in Chapter 5.
  • Convergence — Brings enemies closer together.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for subquest “Mother’s Ring”.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for Chapter 5 of the main quest.
    • Tier III location: Completion reward for subquest “A Blacksmith’s Wish”.
  • Nibelung Valesti — Pierce enemies with a divine spear – also the only spell with a little cutscene.
    • Tier I location: Completion reward for Chapter 8 of the main quest.
    • Tier II location: Completion reward for subquest “Midgardian Studies (3)”.

And that's it for all the Divine Art locations in Valkyrie Elysium. As you can see, most are obtained as subquest rewards, though some are found via exploration. Check out our other Vaklyrie Elysium guides for more help, such as where to find every Rune.

The Invincible Preview: A Classic Sci-fi Adventure on an Alien World Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:00:09 -0400 Justin Koreis

Few things can elicit the mixed feelings of wonder, danger, and isolation like space. Its scope, beauty, and risk are often taken for granted in video games, reduced to a playspace for outrageous technology, incredible powers, and soaring space operas. 

The Invincible seems to buck that trend, embracing the adventure and trepidation of visiting an alien world. We went hands-on with an early build of this narrative-based, first-person sci-fi adventure from Starward Industries and came away with more questions than answers about what's going on in the universe — all in the best possible way.

I begin my demo cruising an interstellar rover toward the last known point of another crew. It's bright, and the sun is high in the air over a desolate canyon. Strange columns of brown and red stone rise around me, and a deep, unnatural gouge in the canyon wall creates an unsettling "otherness" to the space. 

The Invincible is based on the 1964 book of the same title by Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem. It's a work of hard sci-fi, leaning heavily into a firm set of scientific rules and principles rather than relying on Star-Wars-esque space magic. Expect this game to challenge you philosophically rather than take you on a light-hearted romp through outer space. 

Disembarking my vehicle, I climb through an abandoned research station and crawl through a narrow tunnel. At the bottom is a clearing and a large robot, almost similar to a miniature automaton from War of the Worlds. The missing crew is nowhere to be seen until I stumble across a body partially buried in the sand. 

In these early moments, one thing already sticks out. There's a powerful feeling of the unknown running through The Invincible. It at once pulls at my natural curiosity and fills me with a dread I can't quite shake. Finding that first body doesn't help; my character reports her findings over the radio to her colleague, and I choose the option to express the grim resignation that I am not surprised to find members of this crew dead.

I turn my attention to collecting information. The lifeless robot is an Antimat, a mobile platform for an anti-matter cannon. I pull the log from its board camera, and I'm treated to a series of semi-transparent slides detailing what happened. The crew had used the Antimat to bore a hole into the canyon wall, but it turned on its human controllers and slaughtered them with its cannon for unknown reasons. 

The retrofuturist technology in The Invincible is on overt display throughout. Everything is clearly inspired by the '50s and '60s ideas of what advanced technology would look like "in the future," similar to the ideas and themes running through the Fallout series, just without the apocalypse (as far as we know so far).

Beyond the slides and the Antimat are handheld meters, a map, and low-tech optical binoculars. It's an interesting aesthetic and could be a nice change of pace from the usual high-functioning sci-fi typical in most games. But we'll have to wait and see in the final release.

Seeking answers, I press forward into a cylindrical hole in the wall. At the other end is a humanoid robot walking in a circle and bizarre metallic plants with deep, inorganic roots running in the ground. It starts a philosophical debate between my character and her handler about what constitutes life. They clearly have a long history together, and the rapport makes for a lively conversation. 

Eventually, the man-shaped robot wanders off. I follow it, only to see it vaporized by the now-awakened Antimat. The anti-matter cannon now trained on me, I prepare to meet the same fate before the automaton inexplicably stops and returns to rest. There's a new tunnel formed by the powerful shot that obliterated the humanoid robot. I enter it and continue pursuing the mystery of the missing crew and this strange planet.

As my demo ends, I'm starting to get a clearer picture of what The Invincible could be: Firewatch in space. The natural banter and walking-exploration gameplay already have their teeth in me, and this small slice of the universe is just enough of a taste to make me want more.

The atompunk technology aesthetic is extremely compelling, and if Starward Industries can nail the story adaptation, this could be one of the most interesting games on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC when it releases sometime in 2023. Stay tuned for more. 

Overwatch 2: How to Ping on Console and PC Wed, 05 Oct 2022 17:56:29 -0400 Bryn Gelbart

Ever since Apex Legends and other Battle Royale style games popularized the in-game ping system, it has become a staple in first-person shooters. In 2016, the first Overwatch didn't launch with the ability to ping enemies to your teammates, but when the Overwatch 2 beta launched earlier this year, it was revealed the game would include the mechanic.

Across the board, having a ping system with a variety of options has been a boon for multiplayer shooter players who don't want to voice chat with strangers. Overwatch 2's contextual ping will help you point out enemies and allies on your team, but it also gives way to more complex strategic options.

Overall, it seems the follow-up to Overwatch seems much better equipped to handle communication between players who are not voice chatting with one another. Here's how to use it on console and PC. 

Overwatch 2's Ping System Explained

There are two types of ping in Overwatch 2. You can send out a quick ping by tapping the button it is mapped to on your respective system. This contextual ping will identify a character as an enemy or ally if you mark them, or it will mark a location as one to watch if you want your teammates to pay attention to a specific chokepoint or objective. 

The default ping buttons on each platform are: 

  • PC 
    • Keyboard — G Key
    • Mouse – Middle mouse button
  • Console (PS4/PS5/Xbox/Switch) — Left D-Pad 

How to Remap the Ping Key

If you want to remap which key opens the ping menu, Overwatch 2 lets you do so in its options. Stick to the following steps to navigate through the game's settings menu and customize your ping key. 

  • Press start to go into the Options menu.
  • Select the Options (yes, options within options) tab.
  • Use your mouse or bumper to move over to Controls.
  • Scroll down to Communication and select it.
  • Scroll down for a bit and under the section entitled Additional. Communication until you find the setting for Ping in World.
  • From here, you can assign the ping to whichever key or button you prefer. 

If you've been running into server errors while playing Overwatch 2, you are not alone. If you're having trouble getting into games, check out these possible fixes for the issues plaguing Overwatch 2's launch so far. For anything else on Blizzard's latest hero shooter, visit our game guides hub for the title here.

Overwatch 2: How to Set Up SMS Protect Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:34:53 -0400 Bryn Gelbart

The follow-up and replacement to Blizzard's massively popular hero shooter Overwatch is finally here. Overwatch 2 is the same as the original in many ways, but it makes some fundamental changes to the way accounts are handled. One of the controversial new requirements in Overwatch 2 is that players are required to register a phone number before they are allowed to play the game, with many wondering how to set up SMS protection because of that requirement. 

For one, if you played the first Overwatch on a console, you'll need to merge your account with a new or previously existing account. That's where everything related to your Overwatch progression and characters will live. Due to the game requiring access, it also requires you to set up SMS Protect on your account. Here's what that means and the best way to quickly complete the process. 

SMS Protect Explained

SMS Protect is's way of attempting to keep games secure and cut down on cheating. By requiring a phone number to be linked to each Overwatch 2 player account, Blizzard can effectively prevent players from "smurfing" — or creating new accounts to play against lower-ranked players to gain an unfair advantage. 

SMS Protect and Prepaid Cell Phones

The unfortunate downside to Blizzard's Defense Matrix Initiative is that it prevents some people on prepaid cell phone plans from being able to play Overwatch 2 at all. Since the original game was shut down in favor of this sequel, there are no longer any other options for these potential users

Console Setup

If you're playing on console, you'll need to go to a web browser to set up SMS Protect. You must follow these steps to proceed and play Overwatch 2

  1. Go to, and log in to your existing account or create a new one.
  2. Select your account name from the top navigation bar.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select Account Settings. This will send you to your Account Overview.
  4. From the navigation bar on the left side, pick Account Details.
  5. Scroll down to Add Phone Number; you'll be sent a security code to confirm your number. 
  6. Enter the code you receive in the on-screen box, and you'll be all set.

PC Setup

The process for PC players is slightly different, but not too much so: 

  • Log into the application
  • Navigate to the Overwatch 2 page
  • Click Install on the bottom left of the page. 
  • Click Add a Phone Number in the pop-up box that appears.
  • You'll be automatically directed to in your browser, with a new window opening. Select Continue. 
  • Add your phone number in the field. Select Continue. 
  • Enter the code sent to your phone. Select Continue. 
  • Close your browser when you see the Account Complete page. 
  • Return to your application on your computer; you'll be able to start the installation process. 

That is everything you need to know about how to set up SMS Protect in Overwatch 2. Once you've set up your account, you should be powered up and ready for the 5v5 tactical of Blizzard's latest. For more on the new Blizzard shooter, look no further than our hub page for the game, where we'll continually keep you up to date with the latest news, tips, and tricks. 

Overwatch 2: Possible Fixes For Unexpected Server Error Occurred Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:50:18 -0400 Sergey_3847

Overwatch 2 is out now on various platforms, and because it's F2P, its servers are jammed with new and returning players alike. If you've tried to jump into the game at launch, you may have encountered the "Unexpected Server Error Occured" message, which kept you from logging in and taking part in the action. 

This Overwatch 2 guide will attempt to provide two possible fixes for the bug. However, these aren't guaranteed to work. Rest assured, though, that Blizzard is working to remedy the issues, and once the server problems get fixed in the coming days and weeks, you should have no problem connecting to the game.

Change Your Server Location

One of the first — and easiest  things you could do to get around the error message is to change the location of your server. All players have access to three types of server locations in Overwatch 2. Here's how you can change them:

On PC:

  1. Start app.
  2. Select Overwatch tab.
  3. Select "Overwatch 2" game version.
  4. Click the "Globe" icon next to version selection.
  5. Switch to one of the three available servers:
    • Asia.
    • America.
    • Europe.

For example, if you typically play on the America's server, and you get the unexpected server error, then switch to either Asia or Europe, and try to connect once again. Keep in mind that this will change the playerbase you compete against. 

There is a large chance that one of these servers will let you in. Although you may also lose some of that latency speed, you will still get the chance to play Overwatch 2 early on.

Restart Your Internet Connection

Outside of the above option, this is always the go-to when you have connection issues. Simply restart your router, wait for it to reset, and try to reconnect to the Overwatch 2 servers (you may need to completely unplug your router, as well). PC players can also try to reboot their connection as an admin:

  1. Press the "Start" button.
  2. Type in "CMD" in the search bar.
  3. Start the command line app.
  4. Type in: ipconfig, and press Enter.
  5. Copy the IP address from the "Default Gateway" line.
  6. Paste the IP address into your internet browser and press Enter.
  7. Log in using "admin" as both your login and password.
  8. Go to "Management" tab.
  9. Press the "Reboot" button.

After the reboot, you can try to log in to the game; if there is no response or you continue to receive the error, wait for a bit and try again later. Unfortunately, that's about all you can do right now since the issue is more server-side than client-side. Hopefully, this "unexpected" error will get eliminated sooner rather than later. 

FIFA 23: Best Starter Packs Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:04:38 -0400 Sergey_3847

All FIFA 23 players get to choose their first starter pack at the beginning of the game, which includes one national team. Currently, there are nine nations represented at the start, but not all of them are equal.

Our guide will provide you with the best starter packs in FIFA 23. Once you've chosen your pack, you can select players of that nation that will be a part of your ultimate team.

Best Starter Pack: France

It all comes down to the players that you get in the French nation, as that's where your squad-building challenges will get the biggest support.

Of course, nobody knows which players you get exactly from your starter pack since it's determined by RNG, but here are a few options that you may get and be very happy:

  • Karim Benzema — One of the best center forwards with a high shooting score.
  • Kylian Mbappé — One of the fastest strikers in the game.
  • N'Golo Kanté — Excellent defensive player, and one of the best central midfielders.
  • Kingsley Coman — Another high-pace and high-acceleration left midfielder.
  • Christopher Nkunku — A favorite of many, the second best center forward after Benzema.

Alternative Best Pack: England

Players get to choose only one pack at the start, and you just might not want to start with France. If so, England would be the next best choice for your starter pack.

Here is a short list of some of the best English players in FIFA 23 you may get:

  • Harry Kane — A truly great striker, who has some of the best passing skills in the game.
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold — Another excellent player with huge passing skills, but this time in the right back defensive position.
  • Raheem Sterling — This left wing offender has too much speed under his sneakers. You'll love him!
  • Kyle Walker — Set Walker against Sterling in the right back, and watch them compete who's faster.
  • Jamie Vardy — The second best striker in the English team right behind Kane.

Related guides

Those are the best starter packs in FIFA 23. Also, be sure to check out the rest of our FIFA 23 tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page.

Hokko Life: How to Increase Backpack and Storage Capacity Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:09:43 -0400 Jonathan Moore

With so many items and crafting materials to collect, it's no surprise you'll want to increase your backpack and storage capacity as soon as you can in Hokko Life. Slots are at a premium in the early going, and it's likely you'll have to do some creative sorting and selling to carry and store everything you need.

This Hokko Life guide tells you how to increase your backpack carrying capacity and how to build storage chests to keep around your house. It will also quickly go over how to dismantle items if you need to break something down for more space. 

How to Increase Backpack Carrying Capacity

You start with 16 backpack slots initially, which fill up very quickly. To add more space, you'll need to complete two Mayor Merits, little challenges that unlock myriad different things in Hokko Life, like the fishing rod, the pickaxe upgrade, and the ability to demolish and move houses.

The two you need to complete here are found in the first subsection (the blue sub-tab with three people) of the Mayor Merits tab in your player menu.

  • Backpack Upgrade 1: +8 slots. Make 5 Villager deliveries.
  • Backpack Upgrade 2: +8 slots. Make 10 deliveries, sell any 50 items, and reach the Small Wood.
    • To reach the Small Wood, take the path into the Woods from the Torii Gate in the northern part of the Village. When you load into the Woods, follow the path north, then east when it turns right up the hill. Follow that path east, past the fork and the grassy area with the bench. Use the bomb to blow up the rocks at the end of the path. 

These Mayor Medal challenges will take a while to complete, as some Villager Deliveries can prove difficult or time-consuming. When all's said and done, you'll have a total of 32 slots in your backpack

How to Unlock the Fishing Bag

 You can also unlock a fishing bag to store your various Baits from your main backpack inventory separately. First, unlock the three different Fishing Baits under the Insects and Fish sub-category in the Mayor Merits tab. Then catch 10 unique fish and use bait 15 times to get the fishing bag, which shows to the left of your backpack inventory. 

How to Get Storage Chests

Unlike some other life-sims, Hokko Life doesn't have a blueprint for chests, so you may be wondering how to store items for later in your home. 

One of the game's key components is building furniture and unique items yourself through the Design Table, which is found in the Workshop and Unlocks while building the simple bridge. 

As you play through Spring, make sure to speak to the townsfolk for more Design Table requests. Eventually, Niko will ask for a Simple Cupboard, giving you the design; build one for 11 Wooden Planks, and complete their quest. Hokko Life doesn't tell you, but the Cupboard is the only "actual" storage chest in the game. It has 24 slots.

You can certainly build your own storage containers once you get through all of the Design Table tutorials. Just choose the Blueprint icon at the table, Large Storage Item at the bottom of the list that appears, and build within the dimensions for your own unique box.

There are plenty of great tutorials on YouTube that showcase other players' creations that may give you a spark of inspiration. You can also visit the city to download creations if you have other players' shop code. 

It's worth noting that you can move storage items without emptying them first.

How to Dismantle and Deconstruct Items

If you need crafting materials but don't want to go out and source them yourself, you may want to break down an item you're not using, such as a bookshelf or bed. 

To break an item into its initial crafting components (e.g. Wooden Planks, Stone, etc.):

  • Pick the item up and place it in your backpack. 
  • Interact with the Workbench in the Workshop
  • Look in the bottom center for the "Dismantle" button (ex: Triangle on PlayStation)
  • Choose the item
  • Choose how many to deconstruct.
  • Press the button highlighted underneath the number you've chosen to break down. 

It's never a bad thing to have more backpack space or storage capacity. With all the farming and gathering you'll do, having more slots makes Hokko Life's day-to-day much more manageable. That's not to mention you won't have to worry about running to Moss' shop during fishing tournaments — a big quality of life upgrade — and picking up relics on the island won't be such a hassle. For more, head over to our Hokko Life guides hub.

FIFA 23: Around the World SBC Solved Tue, 04 Oct 2022 09:52:58 -0400 Sergey_3847

Part of the FIFA 23's Hybrid Nations advanced challenge, the squad-building challenge Around the World is one of the more difficult tasks you'll have to take on aside from actually winning matches.

Our guide will help you solve the Around the World SBC in FIFA 23. You will need to build a perfect premiere league team to complete it, and you may have to go a bit out of your way to get the rewards.

Build a Perfect Squad

Once you enter the Around the World SBC challenge, you will be tasked to create a team of premiere league players with the following conditions:

  • Exactly 10 nationalities in squad.
  • Minimum 8 rare players.
  • Minimum team rating of 81.
  • Exactly 2 chemistry points on each player.
  • Minimum 24 squad total chemistry points.

Of course, you can go ahead and build your own team as you see fit, but fortunately, the FIFA 23 community has already created a perfect squad for the lowest possible budget. Here it is:

  • GK 80: Mark Flekken (Netherlands).
  • RWB 77: Silvan Widmer (Switzerland).
  • LWB 80: Sergio Reguilon (Spain).
  • CB 78: Joseph Aidoo (Ghana).
  • CB 82: Andreas Christensen (Denmark).
  • CB 82: Gabriel Paulista (Brazil).
  • CM 80: Florian Neuhaus (Germany).
  • CM 82: Geoffrey Kondogbia (France).
  • CAM 81: Emil Forsberg (Sweden).
  • ST 82: Sebastien Haller (Ivory Coast).
  • ST 79: Rafa Mir (Spain).

Fix Web SBC Issue

Many players report that during the Around the World challenge the game doesn't roll out the rewards. This issue can be fixed in the FIFA 23 web application by doing the following:

  1. Go to FUT23 web app webpage.
  2. Login using your EA account credentials.
  3. Enter the Around the World SBC challenge.
  4. Build your squad as listed above.
  5. Right-click anywhere on the webpage.
  6. Select "Inspect Element" option.
  7. Go to "Console" tab.
  8. Input this line: UTSBCChallengeEntity.prototype.canSubmit = function() {return true;}
  9. Press "Enter" to confirm.

Now you can restart your FIFA 23 game and all the rewards from the challenge should be in place.

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That's all you need to know on how to solve Around the World SBC in FIFA 23. Also, be sure to check out the rest of our FIFA 23 tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page.

FIFA 23: How to Play Co-op Tue, 04 Oct 2022 09:48:43 -0400 Sergey_3847

The co-op in FIFA 23 is easy to get into, and is cross-platform for those who want to play with their friends on a different platform. There are also no downsides to playing co-op, as both players get the same amount of XP and rewards when playing cooperatively.

This guide will provide you with tips on how to play co-op in FIFA 23. First you need to add a friend to your friends list, and then you need to create a co-op session.

Add a Friend to Your Friends List

Before playing cooperative mode in FIFA 23, you must first add your friend to your game. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to the main menu.
  2. Press "R2" (PS) or "RT" (Xbox).
  3. This will open an EA Social screen.
  4. Select "Friend Requests" tab.
  5. Enter the EA ID of your friend into the search bar.

Once the system identified your friend's tag, press the "Add" button to add them to your friends list. This isn't platform restricted, so you shouldn't have issue adding friends cross-platform.

Create a Co-op Session

When you have your friend added, you can actually create a co-op session to play together. Follow these steps to begin:

  1. Go to "Ultimate Team" screen.
  2. Select "Play" tab.
  3. Click on the icon with two players (bottom left).
  4. Press the "Teammate" button.
  5. Add your friend from the list.

Once your friend has been added to your session, you can choose one of the following modes:

  • Squad Battles.
  • Division Rivals.
  • Friendlies.

If you want to end the co-op session, then you need to press the "Square" (PS) or "X" (Xbox) button.

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That's all you need to know on how to play co-op in FIFA 23. Also, be sure to check out the rest of our FIFA 23 tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page.

The DioField Chronicle: Best Characters Tier List Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:06:24 -0400 Hayes Madsen

The DioField Chronicle has an array of different characters to choose from, letting you build your ideal party from a selection of four different classes.

You'll unlock new characters sequentially as you make your way through the story, but eventually you'll have to decide who you really want in your party. With that in mind, our best characters tier list should help you make that decision. 

S Tier

  • Andrias (Soldier) — Andrias is by far the best character in the entire game, and the only one that can use the Assassin build. Andrias' damage is absolutely absurd, especially if you fully upgrade his weapons and abilities. Moves like Shadow Step also set Andrias up for ambushes on top of causing damage. He is the main character so it's no surprise, but Andrias should always be a part of your party. 

  • Shivat (Magicker) — Upgrading the right abilities for Shivat essentially guarantees he never runs out of EP, guaranteeing you always have magic attacks and healing. His healing abilities are the best in the game, and most of his other magic focuses on defensive options as well. 

  • Zoruaq (Cavalier) — Both wyvern riders in the game are forces to be reckoned with, but Zoruaq manages to eke ahead of Chappleman purely because of his recovery abilities, which let the character heal himself whenever he causes damage. Zoruaq is superb at crowd control, and his high movement speed means you can also position him around the battlefield with ease. 

  • Umarida (Sharpshooter) — Umarida stands above the other sharpshooter purely because of her insane range and high crit rate. Chain Attack is a great skill for crowd control, while moves like Railgun can be effective against single enemies and groups. Make sure you invest in Umarida's crit abilities, as it'll make her much more effective in battle. 

A Tier

  • Fredret (Cavalier) — Fredret is a solid unit that boasts high defense and attack, and because of that he can function as both a tank or DPS. His versatility is what makes him such a great pick, on top of the sheer speed as a Cavalier. Fredret has an ability called Insult to Injury that boost damage by 30% against enemies with status effects. This can be a great pair with Andrias who can poison enemies with his Dagger Throw. 

  • Chappleman (Cavalier) — Chappleman comes in close to Zoruaq in terms of usefulness, and has all the same crowd control abilities. Where Zoruaq focuses on soaking up damage and healing, Chappleman focuses on auto-attack and speed buffs, which can help him hold his own against multiple units at once. 

  • Donovar (Soldier) - Donovar is essentially a hybrid tank, and like Zoruaq his abilities let him heal whenever he causes damage. Again, that's a hugely useful benefit, even if Donovar doesn't have the sheer stats that Zoruaq does. Still, Donovar is a great choice that can tank and cause tremendous AoE damage, all at the same time. 

  • Estalt (Magicker) — Estalt has the best damage output of all the magicker in the game, but as a tradeoff his healing leaves a lot to be desired, as he doesn't get any abilities that boost healing. Still, he can be utterly deadly with the right party composition, especially if you invest in two abilities, Chaser and Focus. These two abilities means that his damage increases by 30% during cooldown and his cooldown is 30% faster, which ultimately means more damage. 

B Tier

  • Waltaquin (Magicker) — Waltaquin is essentially your average Magicker, she has good healing and damage, but doesn't excel in either. Her biggest benefit is that abilities can reduce the EP cost of skills, while raising her overall EP, meaning you'll be able to cast for longer. 

  • Izelair (Soldier) — Izelair is a pure tank, which is fine for the early chapters of the game, but once you unlock the more specialized hybrid tanks they're usually the better choice. Still, Izelair is a great pick if you want a unit that can take all of the enemy's attention and soak up damage. If you plan on using Izeliar invest in her Rude Health ability early on, as it lets here recover 1% HP every three seconds, which is a huge boon. 

  • Iscarion (Sharpshooter) — Iscarion doesn't have very high damage output, but he can be especially useful for stunning and interrupting enemies, as well as laying traps to protect your flank. The standard archer is very much about positioning, and making sure you're flanking enemies. 

  • Castavere (Cavalier) — Castavere's stats and abilities aren't quite as good as the other Cavaliers in the game, but he can still be useful with the right party. If you're planning on using Castavere you absolutely need to unlock two abilities. Casanova boosts all of his attributes by 20 when in a unit with a female character, meaning you should only use him if you have a female unit. At the same time his final ability, Charisma, increases all attributes by 10 for every 1 female leader. This means you can get a huge stat boost if the rest of your party is made up of female units. 

C Tier

  • Tremina (Sharpshooter) — Tremina simply doesn't have the stats or crit buffs to stand up to Umarida, making her the second choice, with one exception. Umarida has an ability called longing that boosts all of her attributes by 10 when in a unit with Iscarion. This means that you pairing the two together can be a good choice, especially since you'll have a unit with a wide array of ranged skills. 

  • Rickenback (Sharpshooter) — Rickenback pales to pretty much every other Sharpshooter in the game, and her boosts to Luck simply don't make up for her weaknesses in nearly everything else. She does have a chance of nullifying status effects, but generally, you won't have much trouble with those as it is. 

  • Catherine (Soldier) — Catherine can be an effective tank like Izelair, but she's simply not as effective as a whole. She has very low damage output, and skills like Critical Healing, which guarantees critical hits while healing, simply aren't useful in really any way. 

  • Hezeliah (Magicker) — Much like Waltaquin Hezeliah doesn't specialize in anything, but her damage and healing power aren't great compared to the other Magickers as well. Hezeliah's unique abilities boost her damage in relation to her defense attribute, but defense isn't something you typically want to focus on for a support unit anyway. 

That should give you an idea of how all the characters of The DioField Chronicle pan out. If you need any more help, make sure to check out our guides hub

Hokko Life Farming Guide Tue, 04 Oct 2022 15:16:07 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Farming and life-sims go hand-in-hand, and Team 17's Animal Crossing adjacent entry is no different. Whereas most games in the genre get you tilling the ground and planting crops right away, Hokko Life takes its time getting you on the farm. In fact, it's one of the last areas you'll likely unlock in the game. 

Since getting to the farm is fairly obtuse, this guide will lead you through the steps you'll need to take. It will also tell you how to unlock the farm's expansion and outline the crops and trees you can plant along the way. 

How to Unlock the Farm

Early in Hokko Life, Oma the innkeeper will tell you that new villagers and shopkeeps will appear at the inn around lunch each day. Which NPCs appear on any given day is random, and only one NPC visits every day, so be sure to visit every time you can. To unlock the farm, you'll need to speak with Aubrey at the inn; they're the deer with antlers, and a red, long-sleeve flannel shirt rolled up to the elbows. 

By the time you speak with Aubrey, it's likely that you've already accessed the woods on the northern side of the village; it's the path you take to reach the Mines. If not, you'll need to do the following to reach the woods:

  • Speak with Rosa, the Realtor (who appears at the inn during early spring).
  • Build any house once Rosa opens shop.
  • Have any villager move into the newly-constructed house.
  • Build the small stairs to reach the elevated portion of the village (the small stairs recipe is given to you by Rosa once a new NPC moves in).
  • Use the stone stairs leading through to Torii Gate north of the village to reach the woods. 

Once on the woods path, go down the second path to the left (if you've not spoken to Aubrey, this path will be blocked by a wooden fence, which you've likely seen opening the Mines and the Small Woods). After taking the path, you'll load into the farm area, with a barn and plenty of debris on the ground. Speak to Aubrey again, and he'll ask you to clean things up; in my experience, this includes the weeds and logs but not the stones. 

After clearing the weeds and logs from the area, speak with Aubrey once again, and they'll tell you about growing crops and give you the recipes for the watering can and the hoe

How to Craft the Watering Can and Hoe

Before you can do anything else farming related, you have to craft the watering can and hoe at the Workbench in the Workshop. Here are their recipes: 

  • Watering Can: x6 Steel. 
  • Hoe: x3 Wooden Planks, x3 Steel. 

Farming 101

With the watering can and hoe in tow, return to Aubrey, and ask them how to start farming. Of course, they'll tell you to till the ground with the hoe and water plots with the watering can. At the end of the conversation, you'll get x6 Tomato Seeds, and Aubrey will open up shop so you can buy more crop seeds, flower seeds, trees, fabrics, and other farm-centric supplies. 

You can farm anywhere in the area by equipping the hoe and using the interact button to create a plot on the ground. Equip plant seeds, stand over a tilled plot, and press the interact button to spread seeds; you can't place seeds on a plot that already has seeds.

Equip the watering can, fill it at the pond in the northeast corner of the farm, and use the interact button to water plots one at a time. The watering can holds six charges, and most crops can go 24-48 hours without water (trees don't need to be watered).  

You can eventually unlock the weather control device by sprinting for 3,600 seconds (60 minutes total), growing 12 types of vegetables, and traveling 40km. The device allows you to change the weather at will, making it rain for your crops whenever you choose

How to Unlock the Farm Expansion

You'll notice a section of land beyond the fence in the northern portion of the farm. Complete 10 villager food requests to open the farm expansion. Villager food requests become available after planting your first crops. Visit Oma at the inn to begin the quest chain; you'll have eight to 11 days to complete each request, and new orders become available three days after completing the previous request. 

Here are the first 10 you'll need to bring Oma:

  • x3 tomatoes. 
  • x3 lemons.
  • x4 strawberries.
  • x4 carrots.
  • x4 grapes.
  • x8 grapes. 
  • x6 chili peppers.
  • Upside-down cake (x2 wheat, x2 apples, x2 pears). 

You'll get the Expansion Project trophy and achievement. Note that the gate to the farm expansion area may open, and you may be able to enter the area, but the trophy/achievement may not pop until you revisit the next day

How to Get Fertilizer

As you might expect, fertiliser does two things in Hokko Life: it helps crops grow faster, and it increases the chance for plots to produce higher-quality yields, which turns into more money for you. However, you won't have access to fertiliser during your first couple of weeks of farming.

  • To get Fertiliser: Quality Grow, unlock the farm, and help Oma with their first recipe. Talk to them every day at the inn, and they'll eventually ask you to speak with Aubrey about increasing the quality of your crops. Go to the farm, and speak with Aubrey to get some growing tips. 
    • Fertiliser: Quality Grow recipe: x4 Weed Clumps. 
  • To get Fertliser: Quality Grow Pro, complete 10 Villager Food Requests (growing and taking crops to Oma). This item appears in Aubrey's shop after unlocking the farm expansion. 
    • Fertiliser: Quality Grow Pro recipe: x4 Weed Clumps, x2 Clay, x2 Stone.

All Seeds and Items in Aubrey's Shop

Here are all of the items you can buy from Aubrey's shop for your farm. We've included their growing time and season, as well as the cost for each seed packet or fabric recipe. Note that seeds must be planted in square holes tilled with the hoe, and trees, just like conifers and mahoganies, must be planted in round holes dug by the shovel. 

Crops and Trees
  • Asparagus Seeds: 7 days. Spring. 13 gold. 
  • Aubergine Seeds: 9 days. Fall and winter. 26 gold.
  • Beetroot Seeds: 9 days. Fall and winter. 20 gold.
  • Blueberry Seeds: 11 days. Summer. 26 gold.
  • Broccoli Seeds: 10 days. Spring. 22 gold.
  • Brussel Sprout Seeds: 10 days. Winter. 22 gold.
  • Cabbage Seeds: 7 days. Every season. 14 gold.
  • Carrot Seeds: 6 days. Summer and fall. 14 gold.
  • Pineapple Seeds: 13 days. Spring. 30 gold.
  • Onion Seeds: 8 days. Spring, summer, fall. 22 gold.
  • Kale Seeds: 8 days. Fall and winter. 20 gold.
  • Grape Seeds: 9 days. Summer and fall. 18 gold.
  • Daikon Seeds: 5 days. Fall and winter. 14 gold.
  • Corn Seeds: 8 days. Summer and fall. 20 gold.
  • Chili Pepper Seeds: 10 days. Fall. 22 gold.
  • Chard Seeds: 9 days. Spring and winter. 20 gold.
  • Potato Seeds: 7 days. Spring, summer, winter. 14 gold.
  • Pumpkin Seeds: 13 days. Fall. 30 gold.
  • Rhubarb Seeds: 6 days. Spring. 13 gold.
  • Strawberry Seeds: 6 days. Spring and summer. 14 gold.
  • Tomato Seeds: 4 days. Summer. 12 gold.
  • Watermelon Seeds: 13 days. Summer. 30 gold.
  • Wheat Seeds: 5 days. Fall. 12 gold.
  • Apple Tree: 9 days. Summer and fall. 120 gold.
  • Cherry Tree: 10 days. Summer. 104 gold.
  • Lemon Tree: 6 days. Spring and summer. 46 gold.
  • Orange Tree: 6 days. Spring and winter. 46 gold.
  • Peach Tree: 10 days. Summer. 104 gold.
  • Pear Tree: 8 days. Fall and winter. 120 gold.
  • Conifer Seeds: 2 days. 4 gold.
  • Mahogany Seeds: 3 days. 6 gold.
  • Small Shrub Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Blue Flower Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Brown Flower Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Grass Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Green Flower Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Purple Flower Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Red Flower Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
  • Yellow Flower Seeds: 2 days. 5 gold.
Fabrics and Other Items
  • Banana Fabric: x1 fabric, x2 yellow dye, x2 light yellow dye. 38 gold.
  • Blueberries Fabric: x1 fabric, x2 Fabric dye base, x2 blueberries. 38 gold.
  • Pumpkin Flannel Fabric: x1 fabric, x1 base, x2 pumpkin. 38 gold.
  • Strawberry Flannel Fabric: x1 fabric, x1 base, x2 strawberry. 38 gold.
  • Tools Flannel Fabric: x1 fabric, x1 blue dye, x1 red dye, x1 green dye. 68 gold.
  • Farm Tools Fabric: x1 fabric, x1 light yellow dye, x1 green dye, x1 red dye. 68 gold.
  • Veggie Collection Fabric: x1 fabric, x1 aubergine, x1 carrot, x1 chili pepper. 68 gold.
  • Watermelon Slice Fabric: x1 fabric, x1 base, x2 Watermelon. 38 gold.
  • Long Hay Bale: x10 grass tuft, x5 weed clump.
  • Square Hay Bale: x10 grass tuft, x5 weed clump. 

Farming is a big part of Hokko Life's endgame, and it's one of the more compelling mechanics in Team 17's life-sim. It's too bad it's not available sooner. Regardless, now you know how to grow crops, expand the farm, get fertilizer, and more, securing your life in the village for years to come. Here's everything you need to know about fishing if you're the angling sort.

Valkyrie Elysium: Where to Find Every Rune Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:27:49 -0400 Daniel Solomon

One of the ways you'll be able to customize the eponymous heroine in Valkyrie Elysium is through the use of Runes. These items serve as collectible stat modifiers and can make your life a lot easier as the game progresses, providing you know where to find them all. That's where this guide comes in. 

You'll start gathering Runes pretty much from the start, but they can only be equipped to weapons that are Level 5 or higher. This is done by turning the gems dropped by enemies in at a save point. At weapon Level 10, you'll get a second Rune slot, too.

At normal difficulty, it's recommended to focus on damage output: during my run through the campaign, there were more than enough gemstones dropped by the hordes and hordes of enemies to keep the defensive branch of the skill tree sufficiently leveled. This should be plenty adequate to keep you in the fight – and let’s face it, shredding through crowds of lost souls is much more exciting than taking an extra hit.

A good synergy on your two equipped weapons, once they’re both at Level 10, is to have one that’s centered on physical boost and one centered on magic boost. If you pair a physical boost Rune with a soul gauge boost, you can lean on your Einherjar a little more to get your elemental damage going. Conversely, pair a magic boost with an arts gauge boost to keep spamming spells. Keep switching up between the two, and you’ll tear through basically anything the game throws at you.

With that said, here’s how to find all of Valkyrie Elysium’s Runes.

All Rune Locations

Attack Boost Runes

  • Physical Attack Boost I
    • Modifier: Increases physical attack by 30.
    • Location: Chapter 3. On the critical path. You won’t miss it.
  • Physical Attack Boost II
    • Modifier: Increases physical attack by 50.
    • Location: Chapter 7. When you pick up the Palace Key, turn around and drop down the hole in the floor to your right.
  • Physical Attack Boost III
    • Modifier: Increases physical attack by 100.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Midgardian Studies (3).”
  • Magic Attack Boost I
    • Modifier: Increases magic attack by 15.
    • Location: Replay Chapter 1 after recruiting Eygon, and use him to break the wall at the top of the circular room full of chains.
  • Magic Attack Boost II
    • Modifier: Increases magic attack by 25.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “O’ Mine Beloved Land."
  • Magic Attack Boost III
    • Modifier: Increases magic attack by 50.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Advice for Cypher.”

Damage Reduction Runes

  • Physical Damage Reduction I
    • Modifier: Reduces physical damage received by 2%.
    • Location: Chapter 3. In the auditorium at the northernmost point on the map.
  • Physical Damage Reduction II
    • Modifier: Reduces physical damage received by 4%.
    • Location: Chapter 6. Up a flight of wooden stairs amongst some broken buildings near the westernmost save point.
  • Physical Damage Reduction III
    • Modifier: Reduces physical damage received by 6%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Midgardian Studies (1).”
  • Magic Damage Reduction I
    • Modifier: Reduces magic damage received by 4%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “My Hometown.”
  • Magic Damage Reduction II
    • Modifier: Reduces magic damage received by 8%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “The Unfinished Masterpiece.”
  • Magic Damage Reduction III
    • Modifier: Reduces magic damage received by 12%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Training Duel with Eygon.”

Restoration Runes

  • Soul Gauge Restoration Boost I
    • Modifier: Increases soul gauge restoration rate by 10%.
    • Location: Chapter 5. Along the eastern wall in the central building, in the middle of the circular section of the map.
  • Soul Gauge Restoration Boost II
    • Modifier: Increases soul gauge restoration rate by 15%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Village Request (2).”
  • Soul Gauge Restoration Boost III
    • Modifier: Increases soul gauge restoration rate by 20%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “A Bout with Kristoffer.”
  • Arts Gauge Restoration Boost I
    • Modifier: Increases arts gauge restoration rate by 3%.
    • Location: Chapter 4. After taking the wooden elevator down, go down a further two floors until you find a room full of enemies guarding a chest.
  • Arts Gauge Restoration Boost II
    • Modifier: Increases arts gauge restoration rate by 4%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Village Request (1).”
  • Arts Gauge Restoration Boost III
    • Modifier: Increases arts gauge restoration rate by 5%.
    • Location: Completion reward for subquest “Combat Training for Taika.”

Now that you know where to find all of the runes in Valkyrie Elysium, you'll be able to take on anything the game throws at you. For more, head over to our VE guides hub

The DioField Chronicle: How to Make Money Fast Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:02:19 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Like any good strategy game, you'll need a lot of resources to really thrive and progress in The DioField Chronicle. They say money makes the world go around, and that's certainly true here as you'll need a ton of Guld in order to buy weapons, magilumic orb upgrades, and more. With that in mind here are a few tips on how to make money in The DioField Chronicle. 

How to Make Money Fast in The DioField Chronicle

Your primary way of making money is by completing missions, and the amount of money you get as a reward increases the further you get into the game.

If you're looking to grind for a lot of money you'll want to unlock the ability to play Practice Battles, which let you replay past missions. Luckily unlocking this feature is easy, as all you need to do is play through Chapter 1 until you complete the Coswell Volcano Expedition mission. 

Now you can head to the map in the laboratory room and replay any past mission. With that in mind, however, it's a good idea to advance through a few more chapters before you start grinding out missions, in order to get missions that reward more Guld.

But if you're looking to grind at any time, here's a list of the missions in each chapter that pay the most

  • Chapter 1: Central Knights' Exercises
  • Chapter 2: Secure the Supply Route
  • Chapter 3: Yewdean Forest
  • Chapter 4: Feeding the Necromancer
  • Chapter 5: The Ultimate Ingredient
  • Chapter 6: A Proper Mercenary
  • Chapter 7: Kelling Peninsula

As a quick note, whenever you buy a weapon you can simply sell the previous weapon that character had equipped, as there's no use for old weapons. It won't pay much, but it'll help you recoup a little bit of Guld.

How to Boost the Money You Make

You can actually boost the amount of money you make from each mission, which should obviously be a priority, but it's going to take a while.

You have an overall unit rank that raises as you complete missions, but the for the purposes of making Guld you need to raise your Shop Rank and Weapon Development Rank.

This is done by completing sub quests that pop up in chapters, and in the case of the Weapon Development Rank, you'll actually need to invest Guld in order to raise it. Below you can see what you need to do to raise each rank. 

Shop Rank

  • Rank 1 (Unlocks new items in shop) — Complete Coin for Comrades sub-quest in Chapter 1. 
  • Rank 2 (Increases Guld earned on mission by 5%) — Complete Experience Over Training sub-quest in Chapter 2. 
  • Rank 3 (Unlocks new items in shop) — Complete Business is Booming sub quest in Chapter 3. 
  • Rank 4 (Increases Guld earned on missions by 5%) — Complete An Unexpected Opportunity sub-quest in Chapter 4. 
  • Rank 5 (Unlocks new items in shop) — Complete Trust Earned Through Action sub-quest in Chapter 5.

Weapon Development Rank

  • Rank 1 (Increases Guld earned on missions by 5%) — Unlocks automatically during Chapter 2. 
  • Rank 2 (Unlocks new weapon developments) — Complete Keeping Up Weapon Maintenance sub-quest in Chapter 2. 
  • Rank 3 (Increases Guld earned on missions by 5%) — Complete A Honed Weapon's a Happy Weapon sub-quest in Chapter 3. 
  • Rank 4 (Unlocks new weapon developments) — Complete WEapons, Profits, and Merchants sub-quest in Chapter 4.
  • Rank 5 (Unlocks new weapon developments) — Complete Weapons Fit for a Fox sub-quest in Chapter 5. 

Now you should have a better idea of how to earn guld. For even more tips and help, make sure to check out our DioField Chronicle guides hub

Valkyrie Elysium: How to Get All Endings Mon, 03 Oct 2022 16:22:07 -0400 Daniel Solomon

It’ll come as absolutely zero surprise that as a character action game dressed in a JRPG’s clothing, Valkyrie Elysium has multiple endings to unlock. And if you're the type to see everything there is to see in these sorts of games, you'll want to know how to unlock them all. 

One thing to note before we dive deep into spoiler territory is that you can’t lock yourself out of any of the endings, and they can all be seen in a single playthrough. So if you’re here before finishing the game, maybe see the credits once and come back.

There are four endings in total in Valkyrie Elysium, each with a different set of final bosses and requirements for unlocking them. This guide will tell you how to get them all. 

Ending 1: Twilight of the Great Wolf

Odds are, this is the conclusion you’ll see first. If you play through Chapter 9 without speaking to Armand – the guy that just so happens to turn up everywhere you go – you’ll face off against Fenrir and Hilde, serving your purpose as a Valkyrie as set out by Odin.

Ending 2: Twilight of the All-Father

As the title implies, this time you’ll be seeing off your boss, the Ancient One and Ruler of Heaven, Odin. Who saw that coming, eh?

When you enter Chapter 9, make your way to the NPC marker showing Armand’s location. The mysterious traveler’s purpose becomes clear, and he presents you with a choice. This step is a factor in each of the game’s other three endings.

For this one, though, choose “Accept that you are a Valkyrie and do what must be done.” Now, play through the rest of the level as usual, but once you’ve beaten Fenrir and Hilde, things will diverge; you’ve got to then take on each of your prized Einherjar in turn before offing the big man himself.

Ending 3: A Momentary Escape

By the far the easiest conclusion of the four – there are no final bosses for you in this ending. Go see Armand again, but this time opt for “Choose to be human and go with Armand.” And that’s it! Game over.

Ending 4: The True Ending

Yes, this one requires a little more work, but what did you expect for the big finish? The first thing you need to do is make sure you’ve collected eight of Valkyrie Elysium’s nine Verdant Blossoms before starting Chapter 9 – the ninth is picked up in Chapter 9 itself. These are the corrupted versions of the Hollow Blossoms, the flower collectibles that litter the game.

The main difference being, at a glance, that you can’t read the messages they contain  until you’ve found them all, anyway. You can see on the level select screen where the ones you’ve still to find are, and they are denoted on the map with a sparkling green dot.

Remembering to grab the Verdant Blossom in Chapter 9, once again speak to Armand and choose, “Accept that you are a Valkyrie and do what must be done,” triggering the true ending. Make your way to the end of the level as usual, but prepare for a different final gauntlet this time. First, you’ll fight off some enemies alongside Hilde, before taking on Fenrir, and then Odin’s human form. It all comes to a close with a secret boss battle: Ragnarok Odin.

And there you have it – you know how to unlock all endings for Valkyrie Elysium, and have averted Ragnarok in the process. Be sure to check out our forthcoming/other guides to complete your collection of Divine Arts, runes, and weapons.

Deathverse: Let It Die Review – Alone in a Crowd Mon, 03 Oct 2022 16:13:40 -0400 Daniel Solomon

From the off, you just know that Deathverse: Let It Die is going to be a trip. It opens with a huge, gaudy, swinging show-tune number, proclaiming the game’s intent as a funky Death Jamboree. It’s a banger and worth the storage space just to hear it. And the game could be too, for the most part, save a few pretty egregious missteps.

Supertrick’s Deathverse has a straightforward premise dressed in surreal clothing; on paper, it’s a fairly run-of-the-mill multiplayer battle royale in which 16 players fight to the death on a shrinking battlefield. Deathverse, though, is set in the wake of a cataclysmic event exacerbated by a playful grim reaper, detailed in the spiritual prequel Let It Die.

Now, hundreds of years in the future, humanity has fully embraced its weird side and is reveling in the launch of an ultraviolent reality show called Death Jamboree, in which 16 contestants – you guessed it – fight to the death on a shrinking battlefield.

This plays into the language around the game’s mechanics. You earn Good Points (GP) from the show’s audience by being entertaining (brutal and murderous, in other words), and GP is your main source of healing and stat boosting in-game. GP is the metric by which you’re scored in the Death Jamboree, and the more the audience likes you, the higher it goes, and up goes your health with it.

Starting Deathverse, you’re quickly thrown into the Crazy Violent Basic Training program, led by Uncle D2 – a small flying robot in the shape of a skull. He graciously takes you through the combat mechanics and introduces you to your very own small flying robot – the Wilson device. The Wilson device serves as your faithful companion and useful multi-tool in navigating this world; it’s your weapon, shield, scanner, and skills all rolled into one. And when the Wilson takes a hit (such as when an enemy breaks your shield), so too does your offensive capability.

The combat itself has certainly taken a few cues from the Souls franchise – all shoulder buttons to attack and what-have-you – which is easily forgotten as a relatively recent design choice. It does differ in a few key ways, though; there’s no locking on or parrying, and playing offensively almost all the time is actively encouraged here. Since your attacks generate GP and heal you, the result is an interesting tug-of-war dynamic. This means it’s never too late to win and that landing a few choice blows, even when you’re on your last legs, can quickly turn a fight around in your favor.

With the training out of the way, you’re free to jump into one of the game’s two modes – Ranked or Exhibition. Aside from the rankings system, they are fundamentally the same; both are set on Bonuriki island, a reasonably sized stage divided into seven zones, each with a distinct feel and layout.

The show’s hosts, Bryan Zemeckis and Queen B, will announce the arrival of you and your fellow players, and you’re in. It’s then time to put that brief tutorial to use and try to come out on top.

Matches play out in a familiar enough fashion. You spawn with a little breathing room, allowing you to grab a Sub-Skill (typically explosives, debuffs, or distraction techniques) and some charge from a Power Pod for your Main Skill. These are specific to the weapon you’ve chosen, and there are currently five categories with three variations of each, consisting of a machete, katana, hammer, mechanical arms, and a buzzsaw.

These weapons are unlocked by crafting, and they all feel great to play with, offering a wealth of options to suit your playstyle. The katana is fast, has a high damage output, and has some flashy Deathblows (special moves) in its repertoire. If you really want to wind people up, though, the buzzsaw gives you a lot of mobility and can be extremely difficult to interrupt.

There is a slight PvE element to the Death Jamboree, too, as small monsters known as cryptids roam the stage – easy pickings for some bonus GP and some crafting materials. The other AI enemy, the hunter, is a much more frightening affair, however. They are summoned by the hosts with the express purpose of ruining your day, and if you don’t turn tail and run at the first sight of them, they will succeed. The hunter is immortal and will tear a contestant to shreds with just a few attacks, though mercifully, they will retreat after a moment or two.

All this chaos plays out as the island’s contaminant, SPLithium (yes, that’s honestly what it’s called) rolls in, forcing the remaining players closer together until only one remains. While I did say that the comparison to Dark Souls’ combat only ran so deep, the whole feeling of playing reminds of a lighter-hearted version of the invasion system in those games. Players are out to stunt on you. I’ve even knocked someone clean off the stage when they thought they were safely harvesting materials – and this speaks to the game’s greatest strength; it is silly but a real joy to be in on a moment-to-moment basis.

And yes, there is jank – Deathverse is clearly a AA budget game at best. A particularly weird moment is when a match ends, and the winner is interviewed in silence by one of the hosts. Let’s hear from our champion, they say, and we hear nothing.

Despite all I like about the game, battle royales live and die by their social aspect, and Deathverse truly does itself no favors in this regard. As it stands, the only way to play with friends is by hosting a private room, a function that's locked behind the highest tier Jamboree Pass (Deathverse’s battle pass equivalent) at around a $30 cost to the player.

There’s a small saving grace in that you don’t need to have this tier, or any in fact, of the Jamboree Pass to join a room, but envision the following scenario: four friends want to play together, and one buys the platinum Jamboree Pass. Said friend leaves after an hour. The remaining members of the group must now either go their separate ways, or one of them too must now cough up three hours’ worth of the average worker's wage to keep going as a group. All of this for a feature that is free in literally every other example of the genre. A truly baffling aspect of this, too, is that established groups of friends will likely never even try the game for this exact reason.

One hopes that this will get walked back pretty quick-sharp if Deathverse wants to last out its roadmap – which it needs to because it’s feeling fairly bereft of content at launch, with just one map, one hunter, and five weapon types. And to be clear, I want the game to succeed – it's got some interesting stuff in the pipeline, including a feature whereby random matches will be broadcast to the developer's official Twitch channel in a kind of metagame recreation of Deathverse’s premise. But as it stands, it’s very hard to recommend to your friends.

Deathverse: Let It Die Review – The Bottom Line


  • Genuinely fun to play.
  • Short and snappy matches give it a real moreish, just-one-more-go quality.
  • The whole vibe of the thing.


  • Matchmaking with friends locked behind the most expensive battle pass.
  • Lack of launch content.
  • Virtually no cosmetic customization options for free players.

Deathverse is a game of two jarring, contradicting halves; the psychedelic presentation and anarchic spirit of this contender to the battle royale throne is coupled with some of the worst monetization in a game in recent memory. If you’re the sort of player who doesn’t care for the social aspect of multiplayer gaming, there’s a lot of fun to be had here – and it looks like it’ll only get better.

But as it stands, the content deficit and paywalled parties mean that as someone who values the moments of human interaction higher than most other facets of the genre, I won’t be taking this trip again anytime soon.

[Note: The free PlayStation 5 version of Deathverse: Let It Die was used for this review.]

Top 20 Minecraft 1.19.2 Seeds for October 2022 Mon, 03 Oct 2022 09:37:44 -0400 Sergey_3847


Seed: 6673028416915536522

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Forest, Jagged Peaks.
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Snowy forest may not be such a solid protection as snowy mountains, but if you still want to try it out, then here is a village that is surrounded by snowy tundra at coordinates -750, -350.


Since the location is still technically high up in the mountains, not that many hostile mobs would be able to get there.


That's it for this month's best Minecraft seeds for 1.19.2. Check out more Minecraft articles right here, including a huge catalog of awesome seeds for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!


Seed: 8027132004705382268

  • Coordinates: 50, -200.
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  • Biomes: Savanna.
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In case you ever wanted to live both in the overworld and under the ground, then here is your chance.


A village at spawn is located above two giant holes, and some parts of the village are dislocated on the bottom of the pits. It may sound extreme, but definitely exciting.


Seed: 1711803868389471275

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Snowy Taiga.
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Some lucky players can set up a base at the very luxurious iceberg endowed with igloo at coordinates 850, 850.


If you're not too keen on settling on a giant piece of ice, then there is a nice village nearby at coordinates 850, 600.


Seed: -5169300623887877089

  • Coordinates: -250, 100.
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  • Biomes: Plains.
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If you need a quick access to the nether realm, then here is a village at spawn with an exposed ruined portal. The village stands on a ravine, so be careful.


Once you enter the nether, you will be able to find the closest fortress at nether coordinates -550, 300, and bastion remnant structure at -150, 250.


Seed: -8748122832657714638

  • Coordinates: 100, 50.
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  • Biomes: Desert.
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This hot Minecraft seed has several unique features at spawn: coral reefs, windswept savanna, mangrove swamp, a village and desert temple.


It's a neat combination that rarely comes together at an arm's length. Plus, you can quickly reach an ocean monument at coordinates -300, -350.


Seed: 45721884739527

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Badlands.
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Abandoned mineshafts also have the tendency to hang from the cave ceilings, which is evident in this seed at coordinates 450, -1000.


It's a rare sight and getting there isn't that hard across the barren badlands. Also there is a village on the way there at coordinates 550, -750, so it's worth a shot.


Seed: 8170481187361049796

  • Coordinates: 50, -50.
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  • Biomes: Ocean.
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It looks like some of the old glitches have migrated from previous versions into Minecraft 1.19.2 as well.


For example, the infamous endless mineshaft glitch can be seen at spawn in this seed.


You will appear on a small island, and if you dig down into the ground, you'll soon find yourself inside an infinite mining glitch.


Seed: 1017731663112957275

  • Coordinates: 50, -50.
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  • Biomes: Windswept Savanna.
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If you like the new windswept hills biome, and you always wanted to settle there, then here is your chance.


You can find a village at coordinates 700, -350 that stands in the windswept valley. Some of its houses are scattered uphill, and there is also a blacksmith.


The view itself is worth a short trip for sure.


Seed: -6711045613108789570

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Snowy Plains.
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Zombie villages rarely provide players with any kind of value, but this zombie village at spawn has two blacksmiths, and that's always nice.


Both smithies have chests full of valuables, including iron picks, iron swords, and leggings.


Just wait for all the zombies to burn during daytime and go ahead pick up your early loot.


Seed: 2193702

  • Coordinates: -50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Plains, Jagged Peaks.
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Many players never visit ancient cities due to high level of difficulty and danger of encountering the guardian. But often ancient cities hold some of the rarest and finest loot in Minecraft.


The ancient city at spawn has a chest at coordinates 150, 50, which holds not one but two enchanted golden apples. That kind of luck is almost impossible in any other location.


Seed: 2916078605780995591

  • Coordinates: -500, 150.
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  • Biomes: Taiga.
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Not far from spawn, there is a taiga village on the ocean shore at coordinates -700, -150.


What's really cool about this village is that some of its huts have merged with an exposed shipwreck, which is almost undamaged.


To the east of spawn, you will find a mushroom island at coordinates -50, 150.


Seed: 6369055158594940533

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Plains.
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A quick access to mining can give a serious boost to any survival game in Minecraft.


Here, you will spawn in a village with blacksmith that stands right on top of an exposed abandoned mineshaft. Just take your torch and pickaxe, and you can start mining minerals right away.


Seed: 1176063652278823313

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Forest.
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There are two woodland mansions near spawn: one at coordinates 450, 50, and the other one at coordinates -500, 650.


Try to locate the second one, as it has one of the tallest foundations in a non-large-biomes Minecraft mode.


If you want to know how do you enter this thing, then you can actually enter the mansion from the backside on top of the hill.


Seed: -2095396484624563217

  • Coordinates: -50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Plains.
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If you don't like to travel too far from the spawn location, then here's a seed that gives you everything at spawn.


You have a village and a river at coordinates -400, 50, and even a double dungeon with lots of loot at cordinates 200, 100.


Now you can easily farm both zombies and skeletons!


Seed: 27989392284679975

  • Coordinates: 50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Forest.
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There isn't much to explore at the spawn location here, but you can go to coordinates 250, -1800, where you will find an unusual woodland mansion.


What's unusual about it is that you will find a stronghold right underneath it, as well as an ancient city right under the stronghold. Now that is a good find!


Seed: 637184628307790

  • Coordinates: 50, -50.
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  • Biomes: Snowy Slopes, Meadow.
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Spawn inside a large meadow valley that is completely enclosed by snowy mountains. There is a small village with blacksmith inside the valley, which is really nice.


To the west, you will find another enclosed valley, but much smaller with a village at coordinates -450, -150.


There are also several ancient cities at this location.


Seed: -8155153873360547434

  • Coordinates: 400, 100.
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  • Biomes: Forest, Ocean.
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Some survival islands in Minecraft take on exceptionally beautiful forms, all thanks to RNG.


You can actually find two islands in this seed, one within the other, at coordinates -300, -550, located to the northwest of spawn.


If you go to the south, then you'll find a woodland mansion at coordinates 450, 500.


Seed: 340883181811974

  • Coordinates: -50, 50.
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  • Biomes: Jagged Peaks.
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At times, Minecraft gives you some incredible spawn points. This time you will spawn on the very edge of a deep flooded pit with exposed lush caves on the bottom.


There are also a pillager outpost nearby at coordinates 50, -150, and a village at coordinates 150, -400. The area under the village also contains an ancient city.


Seed: 4704061312216195685

  • Coordinates: -50, -50.
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  • Biomes: Jungle, Desert.
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You will spawn on the border of jungle and desert biomes that accomodate two villages at coordinates 200, -300 and 150, 250.


If you start digging at coordinates 50, -150, soon you will arrive at a double dungeon with a zombie and a spider spawner, plus four treasure chests full of loot.


Seed: 868565863016403259

  • Coordinates: -500, 800.
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  • Biomes: Ocean.
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Spawn on an ocean shore next to a pillager outpost. Travel to the north, and at coordinates -100, 200 you'll find a very unusual island, which is made up of a single hollow mountain.


This could be a great place for base that also serves as a mob spawner and a farming spot all in the same location.


Since this month has marked neither new Minecraft releases nor new announcements from Mojang, the Minecraft community decided to mainly focus on the latest official 1.19.2 version for finding the coolest seeds.


In this month's top selection of Minecraft seeds you'll find remarkable survival islands, merged dungeons, deep sinkholes, infinite and exposed mineshafts, giant woodland mansions, and many other cool features.


For those of you who enjoy simple seeds with villages at spawn will also find something exciting. So go ahead, and check them all out right now!

FIFA 23: How to Do Griddy and Other New Celebrations Mon, 03 Oct 2022 09:39:15 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are seven new celebratory moves and four signature moves in FIFA 23 that players can perform after scoring a goal using specific key combinations. These small celebrations add those special moments to each goal that stay in every soccer fan's memory.

Our guide will show you how to do Griddy and other new celebrations in FIFA 23. Simply follow the steps below, and soon all your goals will have their own special celebration moments.

How to Do Griddy (Eyes and Arms)

Griddy is the most popular celebratory move in FIFA 23, which originates from American football. In this case, players perform a little dance and imitate big "OK" eyes with their hands.

  • PC: LCtrl (hold) + Up + Up
  • PlayStation: R2 (hold) + Up + Up
  • Xbox: RT (hold) + Up + Up
  • Switch: Zr (Hold) + Up + Up

How to Do Gamer Celebration

The Gamer move was inspired by a famous Portuguese soccer player Diogo Jota, who is a huge fan of video games. In this move, players sit down on the grass and imitate playing a game using gamepad.

  • PC: D (hold) + Right + Left
  • PlayStation: R1 (hold) + Right + Left
  • Xbox: RB (hold) + Right + Left
  • Switch: R (Hold) + Right + Left

How to Do Eye of the Storm

This move is similar to Griddy, but in this case, players put one hand to the eye, and roll their fingers with the other hand.

  • PC: D (hold) + Full Circle (counter-clockwise)
  • PlayStation: R1 (hold) + Full Circle (counter-clockwise)
  • Xbox: RB (hold) + Full Circle (counter-clockwise)
  • Switch: R (Hold) + Full Circle (counter-clockwise)

How to Do Slide Salute

Here is another iconic real-life move inspired by the famous French soccer player Kylian Mbappe. In this move, players slide on their knees and give a salute with one hand.

  • PC: D (hold) + Right (hold)
  • PlayStation: R1 (hold) + Right (hold)
  • Xbox: RB (hold) + Right (hold)
  • Switch: R (Hold) + Right (hold)

How to Do Slide and Flex

If you like the slide move, but don't like the salute, then use this move instead, which is a simple slide and flex.

  • PC: D (hold) + Down (hold)
  • PlayStation: R1 (hold) + Down (hold)
  • Xbox: RB (hold) + Down (hold)
  • Switch: R (Hold) + Down (hold)

How to Do Arm Swing

Arm Swing, also known as Boneless Walk, allows players to swing their arms in a free way.

  • PC: LShift (hold) + Right + Left
  • PlayStation: L1 (hold) + Right + Left
  • Xbox: LB (hold) + Right + Left
  • Switch: L (Hold) + Right + Left

How to Do Billionaire Strut

This move is a simple arrogant strut, when players walk freely holding their head up high.

  • PC: LShift (hold) + Down (hold)
  • PlayStation: L1 (hold) + Down (hold)
  • Xbox: LB (hold) + Down (hold)
  • Switch: L (Hold) + Down (hold)

How to Do Signature Moves

In addition to the seven moves above, there are four new signature moves that are specifically designed for these four players:

  • Mbappe's Money.
  • Firminho's Low Five and Flex.
  • Haaland's Signature.
  • Pulisic's Eye of the Tiger.

In each of these cases the key combos are the same:

  • PC: RMB (hold)
  • PlayStation: X (hold)
  • Xbox: A (hold)
  • Switch: B (Hold)

That's everything you need to know on how to do Griddy and other new celebrations in FIFA 23. If you were looking for possible fixes to Anti Cheat error in FIFA 23, then follow the provided link.

Deathverse Let It Die: Beginner Combat Tips Guide Fri, 30 Sep 2022 20:16:56 -0400 Daniel Solomon

So, you want more glory in the Death Jamboree, do you? While the combat in Deathverse: Let It Die may feel kind of Dark Souls-adjacent at a quick glance, this bizarre new battle royale is definitively its own beast.

And that's why we'll be sharing some tips on how to excel in combat within your first couple of matches. This Deathverse guide will outline how to come out on top. 

Be Aggressive

One of the key ways that Deathverse stands apart from the wider Souls-like scene is that the only real way you can heal yourself is by attacking other players. Sure, there are mushrooms that can increase your health in a pinch, but they are few and far between, leave you open to attack, and often give less than 10% of your health back.

Playing the offensive, however, will not only get you back up to full health quickly — providing you’re hitting more than being hit — but will also grant stat boosts, like increasing your attack power temporarily.

Use Your Sensor

A quick tap of the Triangle button will give you a first-person infra-red view, which will highlight all nearby enemies, even through walls and scenery. Make them your prey!

Gather Power and Sub Skills

When you spawn into the battlefield, you only have part of your arsenal ready to go. One of your first stops should be the Power Pods, which let you pick up a charge for your Main Skill – you won’t be using it otherwise, and you really should be. They can be either offensive or defensive – the katanas have a few notable skills; the Void Katana allows you to automatically counter enemy attacks for a time, and the Steel Katana lets you break enemy shields with a single hit. Vital stuff.

Sub Skills are another thing that you’ll need to source from around the arena. These don’t require charges like your Main Skills; instead, they operate on a cooldown. They vary from flash grenades to anti-shield bombs and decoy bombs that look like your avatar. In a word, they provide lots of ways to mess with your rivals.

Take Advantage of Verticality

This means two things. Timed right, a knock-back can send a player careening off the stage for an instant kill. There are a few precarious mushrooms and Power Pods near ledges too, so if you can do away with a rival contender while they’re otherwise preoccupied, all the better.

The other thing is that it's incredibly effective to sneak attack from above. A well-timed drop attack onto another player who does not see you coming, quickly followed up by a Deathblow or a combo, can spell goodnight for them very quickly.

Reverse Strikes Aren't Parries

But, it does hit hard. The reverse strike is a regular attack from behind your shield in response to an attacking foe, which does bonus damage. It is interruptible though, so you have to make sure you time it right by going in after they finish their combo.

Do Not Fight the Hunter – Lure Them to an Enemy

The Hunter, an AI-controlled combatant sent to make your short, hellish life worse, will kill you if you so much as send a stern word their way. The play here is always to run. That said, if you can see another player around, you can up the pressure by leading the Hunter straight to them.

Find a Weapon That Works for You

It may seem like an obvious point, but each of Deathverse’s weapons has very different Deathblows and Main Skills, modulating the weapon type’s base attack set and affecting your playstyle as a result. Make sure you read our crafting guide to get on the road to unlocking them all as quickly as possible.

All of Deathverse's weapons are viable choices out in the Jamboree, with the decision between them mainly coming down to how they feel and what gels with you as a player. And if you don't like a base weapons' moveset, a variant may well surprise you, as they can vastly differ. 

  • Machete: Deathverse calls this the beginner’s choice, but by no means write it off on that basis. It’s super easy to use, and the base model catches on fire for your Main Skill.
  • Katana: Quick and brutal, with high damage output. It has a three-hit combo that you’ll see a lot in the Death Jamboree, which you’ll no doubt come to hate when you’re on the receiving end of it.
  • Hammer: It’s a bloody great big hammer. It’s slow, it knocks people flying, and its special attack takes an agonizingly long time to wind up – but it’s lights out if you land it.
  • Arms: Tear shields to shreds and pin people to walls with this savage device. All the variations have electric skills too, so you can truly keep people from retaliating with a well-played shock.
  • Buzzsaw: Here’s your faster weapon. It may not hit as hard, but the Deathblows and Main Skills across the variations give you a lot of mobility, and you can quickly overwhelm your foes when you get the hang of it.

With those combat tips and tricks, you're ready to take on anyone you come across in the Jamboree. It's up to you to use this knowledge to come out on top. 

The DioField Chronicle: How to Unlock All Characters Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:24:40 -0400 Hayes Madsen

The DioField Chronicle is a complex strategy RPG that provides a ton of options for building up your characters. While you can only take four characters into each battle, the game actually has over a dozen to choose from, and each one is a little bit different. To best diversify your team, you'll want to know how to unlock and recruit them all.

This guide to The DioField Chronicle takes you through each chapter and quickly outlines what you'll have to do to unlock and recruit every character. 

How to Recruit Every Character in The DioField Chronicle

There are a total of 16 playable characters in The DioField Chronicle, and almost all of them are unlocked automatically as you progress through the main story. However, there are three optional characters that can easily be missed if you're not completing every subquest. 

Characters are separated into four different classes, and each one has its own playstyle quirks. Below you'll find how to unlock every character in the game besides Andrias, Fredret, and Izelair, who are unlocked from the very start. 

Chapter 1

  • Iscarion Colchester (Sharpshooter): Finish the main mission "End the Bandit Menace."
  • Waltaquin Redditch (Magicker): Finish the main mission "Redditch Estate Recon."

Chapter 2

  • Shivat Malzin (Magicker): Finish the main mission "End the Aardwolves."
  • Rickenback Madea (Sharpshooter): Finish the main mission "Harbinger of Discord."
  • Optional Character: Donovar Sullion (Soldier): Complete the subquest "A Shield For the People." Talk to Lorraine at the start of Chapter 2 to take on the quest.

Chapter 3

  • Castavere Bunnow (Cavalier): Complete the main mission "Defend Duke Hende."
  • Estalt Yewfare (Magicker): Complete the main mission "Escort the Priests."
  • Umarida Bareas (Sharpshooter): Complete the main mission "The Blue Foxes Laugh."

Chapter 4

  • Tremina Umbert (Sharpshooter): Complete the main mission "Quell the Riots Again."
  • Catherine (Soldier): Complete the main mission "Rescuing Catherine."
  • Optional Character: Zoruaq Qigan (Cavalier): Complete the sub quest "A Warrior Gets His Wings." This subquest is unlocked after "Truth and Lies Laid Bare."

Chapter 6

  • Hezeliah Shaytham (Magicker): Complete the main mission "An Army Approaches."
  • Optional Character: Chappleman (Cavalier): Complete the sub quest "Give to Those Who Reach Out." This quest can be undertaken near the start of Chapter 6. 

Now that you know how to unlock every character in The DioField Chronicle, your army should be stronger than ever. If you need any other tips or help, make sure to check out our guides hub for The DioField Chronicle