eSports Genre RSS Feed | eSports on GameSkinny en Launch Media Network Diablo 4: Can You Use WASD Movement Controls on PC? Mon, 20 Mar 2023 17:15:36 -0400 Will Borger

Using WASD movement controls in the Diablo 4 beta would be a great way to save some work for your fingers. If you've played a Diablo game on PC before, you already know you do a lot of clicking. Clicking to move, clicking to attack, clicking to interact. It can get tiring. With that in mind, you might be wondering if you can use more traditional controls in Diablo 4, as you can in Diablo Immortal. Here's what you need to know about WASD movement as an option. 

Does Diablo 4 Have WASD Movement Controls?

Unfortunately, the answer to whether or not you can use WASD movement controls in the Diablo 4 beta on PC is no, you can't. At least for now, the functionality isn't an option.

Diablo 4's movement controls on PC are assigned to a single button. By default, that's the left mouse button (LMB). Your character will move to wherever your mouse pointer is on-screen when you click or press it.

Attacking and interacting with things are also assigned to the same button by default, though you can unbind the attack function at the expense of a skill slot.

Blizzard may add the option for WASD control support later on; after all, it's in Diablo Immortal. In the meantime, however, folks looking to play on PC but click a little less should probably take advantage of the game's controller support. 

Since you can't use WASD controls on PC, you're stuck clicking or rebinding movement to another key. We'll update this guide if anything changes as we approach release this June. For more on Diablo 4, be sure to check out our guides hub.

WWE 2K23: How to Create a First Blood Match Type Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:05:21 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The First Blood match type in WWE 2K23 is an extreme-rules bout with a specific win condition: spill your opponent's blood before they spill yours. The match type makes a return from WWE 2K22, but you won't be able to choose it from the default options when first starting the game. If you've got a taste for violence, here's what you need to know. 

How to Make a First Blood Match in WWE 2K23

First Blood is only available through custom Creations; it is not a default setting. 

Interestingly, you don't have to turn on blood in the options menu to create a First Blood match. However, it's suggested that you do to get the full effect of the match type since seeing crimson is the whole point of First Blood. 

To create a First Blood match in WWE 2K23, go to: 

  • Go to Creations.
  • Custom Matches.
  • Select New.
  • Select a general match type (one on one, etc.)
  • Choose Normal
  • Turn Pins or Submissions off.
  • Turn on First Blood.
  • Save.

Some basic matches won't allow you to select First Blood. If you turn Pins and Submissions off, and the First Blood option doesn't illuminate, you can't select it for that basic match setting. Here's a list of matches in which First Blood can be turned on: 

  • Normal
  • Backstage Brawl
  • Extreme Rules
  • Hell in a Cell
  • Steel Cage
  • No Holds Barred
  • Tornado Tag

It's also important to note that these match types allow for First Blood no matter how many wrestlers are in a match with the exceptions of the Wargames and Royal Rumble options. 

How to Select a First Blood Match

First Blood can be selected in both the general Play category and in Universe Mode. 

Play Mode

  • Select Play from the Main Menu.
  • Go to Match Type.
  • Choose Custom Matches.
  • Select your custom First Blood match type (whatever you named it). 
  • Choose to proceed and choose your wrestlers. 

Universe Mode

  • Select Universe Mode from the main menu
  • Tonight's Show
  • Edit Matches
  • Customize Match
  • Match Type
  • Custom First Blood type

And that's how to create a First Blood match in WWE 2K23. For more survivor tips and advice for becoming the next world champ, head over to our WWE 2K23 guides hub

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Story Trailer Sets the Stakes For Cal's Next Adventure Mon, 20 Mar 2023 14:35:33 -0400 Peter Glagowski

The newest Star Wars Jedi: Survivor story trailer has been released by Electronic Arts and Respawn, and it sets up the stakes for Cal Kestis' next adventure. Taking place five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal and his fellow Jedi knights have been displaced even more and are looking for a new safe haven from the Empire. On their journey to get there, they'll fight against overwhelming odds and against some dastardly new villains.

With the previous game taking place during the events of Order 66 as seen in Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Survivor is set to tackle an era of Star Wars that's seeing expansion from Disney. There will be less of a reliance on film characters here, which is good for differentiating Cal's story.

As for gameplay, there seems to be a new system where Cal can team up with fellow Jedi and tackle enemies together. There is no co-op support as this is strictly a single-player game, but you won't be completely alone when facing off against stormtroopers.

Visually, Jedi: Survivor will take advantage of next-generation hardware in ways that we haven't seen yet. With the game set for release exclusively on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, there will be no holding back when it comes to the size of each planet or the number of foes present. It should result in a suitably bigger and better installment than before.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will release on April 28, 2023. Pre-orders will come with an Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired "Jedi Survival" cosmetic pack.

WWE 2K23: How to Turn On Blood Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:05:34 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Knowing how to turn on blood in WWE 2K23 will make your matches more realistic. It will also let you prove the doubters wrong and show beyond doubt that wrestling isn't fake. Selecting the option is easy, even if it's buried under all of the game's other customization choices. Strangely, you won't have to enable this setting to play First Blood matches. 

How to Enable Blood in WWE 2K23

The WWE 2K23 blood option can be turned on with a simple trip to the Options menu. Go to: 

  • Options
  • Gameplay
  • Scroll down to Blood (below the option for Post Match Run-In)
  • Turn blood On 

With that done, you'll be able to spill blood in all matches, not just extreme types like First Blood. If you want to turn the setting off, simply follow the instructions above and turn the setting to Off.

You can't turn blood on or off while in a match, so you'll have to go to Options from the main menu each time you want to tweak the setting. 

How to Make Wrestlers Bleed Their Own Blood

It's actually quite difficult to spill blood in WWE 2K23. With the setting turned on, I've gone whole matches without any blood appearing, no matter how hard I've tried. As you may expect, using weapons like chairs, bats, and sledgehammers increase the odds of turning another wrestler's face crimson, but it's not guaranteed. 

In regular matches, you're most likely to spill blood when your opponent's red vitality bar gets very low and when hitting them with heavy attacks. In something like First Blood, it's likely to happen more quickly because of the match type. 

A Note on First Blood Matches

Interestingly, you don't have to enable blood to create a First Blood match in WWE 2K23 custom matches. The funny thing is that matches will just end without any crimson making an appearance. 

We've got a guide going over how to create a First Blood match here if you're curious. 

And that's all you need to know if you're wondering how to turn on blood in WWE 2K23. For more, click the link above or head over to our WWE 2K23 guides hub here.

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GTA 5 Online: How to Get a 50 Car Garage Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:40:59 -0400 Serhii Patskan

You can now store up to 50 vehicles in a single garage in GTA Online with the Los Santos Drug Wars update. Before players could store only up to 20 cars in Office Garages, but our guide will show you how to get a 50 car garage in GTA Online.

How to Get a 50 Car Garage in GTA 5 Online

In order to unlock and store vehicles in a 50 car garage in GTA Online players need to satisfy the following conditions:

  • Have the latest Los Santos Drug Wars update installed.
  • Reach at least character Rank 5.
  • Have at least $2,740,000 on your account.

Once all these conditions are met players can finally purchase the 50 car garage by doing the following:

  1. Open your in-game web browser.
  2. Go to webpage.
  3. Select "Property Listings" option.
  4. Go to "Custom Garage: Eclipse Boulevard Garage" tab.
  5. Click on "Select Interiors" feature.
  6. Pick the desired interior design.
  7. Confirm the purchase by depositing $2,740,000 to Dynasty 8 bank account. (+expenses on additional interior features)

Now you can travel to the location at Eclipse Boulevard next to Spitroasters Meathouse, and enjoy your newly acquired garage space for 50 personal vehicles.

That's everything you need to know on how to get a 50 car garage in GTA Online: Los Santos Drug Wars. For more GTA Online tips and tricks articles, be sure to visit our dedicated hub page. We've got guides on how to get the Ocelot Virtue and how to get the Willard Eudora, too. 

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GTA 5 Online: All Last Dose Clue Locations Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:22:20 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The Last Dose update for GTA Online: Los Santos Drug Wars includes a number of missions that ultimately lead you to finding out who kidnapped Labrat from The Freakshop. There are certain clues on to where he could be taken in Mission 2: Unusual Suspects and Mission 3: Friedmind. Our guide will provide you with all Last Dose clue locations in GTA Online.

Last Dose Clue Location: Search Walker Logistics Warehouse

After dealing with a bunch of hippies and their boss on Alta Street during the second Last Dose mission, players need to locate a warehouse full of clues indicating as to where Labrat could be taken. Follow these steps in order to get to the warehouse:

  1. Travel to Elysian Island in the Port of Los Santos (south of the map).
  2. Locate Walker Logistics warehouses on the Signal Street (south of Bugstars Warehouse).
  3. Find the main building with the Walker Logistics logo and black Declasse Granger 3600LX SUV parked next to it.
  4. Hack the keypad in order to unlock the door by playing a Data Cracking mini-game.

Once you're inside the warehouse, you need to find five clues that reveal the loaction of the kidnapped Labrat. Here are the locations of all five clues:

  • Noticeboard left of the entrance.
  • Stockpile of drugs and chemicals right of the entrance.
  • FriedMind access keycard on the table in the right top end of the warehouse.
  • Clipboard with Labrat's kidnapping order on the red tool table in the left top end of the warehouse.
  • Stockpile of weapons and ammo in the center of the warehouse.

Note that you simply need to make photos of these clues and send them to Dax. You can make photos with Snapmatics on your mobile phone by simply double-tapping the UP arrow on your keyboard or gamepad.

Don't take too long since enemies can start coming for you fairly quickly. Don't forget to pick up the FriedMind access keycard for the next portion of clues.

Last Dose Clue Location: Search Eclipse Medical Tower

There are two more clues left in the Last Dose update that players need to find in order to rescue Labrat from captivity. The last clues can be found during the next mission "FriedMind", which takes you to the headquarters of the FriedMind Pharmaceutical Corporation that is responsible for kidnapping Labrat.

Here's what you need to do in order to uncover the rest of the clues:

  1. Travel to the Eclipse Medical Center building in West Vinewood.
  2. Shoot your way through hordes of enemies to get to the top floor.
  3. Pick up a clipboard with Labrat's kidnapping order on the table in the first office.
  4. Shoot your way through into the lab that is right next to it.
  5. Pick up a bunch of keys on the lab table to your right.

Once you have both the clipboard and the keys, you need to go down into the basement, and release Labrat from captivity.

Those are all Last Dose clue locations in GTA Online: Los Santos Drug Wars. For more GTA Online tips and tricks articles, be sure to visit our dedicated hub page. We've got guides on how to get the Ocelot Virtue and how to get the Willard Eudora, too. 

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All Classes in Diablo 4 Ranked Sun, 19 Mar 2023 17:58:09 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are five Diablo 4 classes, each with its own unique skill tree and class-specific mechanics. You'll need to carefully consider all the pros and cons of each one of them before choosing the best option. Our guide will rank all classes in Diablo 4 in a tier list to help you decide which to pick during the game's beta phase.



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The Necromancer is not only thematically the most recognizable class in the Diablo franchise but also the best class in Diablo 4 based on skills.

The Necromancer's abilities are built for going solo and include some incredible offensive and defensive options, such as Blight and Blood Mist. The class can also conjure an entire army of skeletons, mages, and golems using the unique mechanic, Book of the Damned.

The best part about the Necromancer in Diablo 4 is that you can customize your entire undead army to fit your personal playstyle.



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Druid is a returning class from Diablo 2, and it has shapeshifting capabilities, as well as access to some very powerful earth and storm magic.

You can shapeshift into such forms like the Werebear and Werewolf, which last for a short period of time, before either returning to your default human form or taking another shape.

The most powerful offensive skill for this class is Crushing Blow, which could be of great benefit against bosses, and the best debuff skill would be Vulnerable, which makes enemies weaker by 30%.


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If you want to focus solely on powerful magic spells, then the Sorcerer class would be a good choice, although it does have a few weak spots in its defensive capabilities.

As a Sorcerer, you'll gain access to various skills that involve fire, frost, and lightning magic. You can also use Crackling Energy, which allows you to collect energy balls that restore your mana.

But the best part about this class is the unique Enchantment mechanic that allows you to increase the number of your active skills from six to nine.



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Although melee classes aren't as powerful as their elemental counterparts, Rogue can really surprise you with its range of weapon combos.

You can switch between four types of weapons, including bows, crossbows, daggers, and swords. You can also use the Imbuements mechanic, which imbues these weapons with various effects, such as Poison, Shadow, and Frigid energies.

Due to the high mobility of this class, you can easily execute various melee AoE effects, especially if your weapons are imbued with curses.


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Players who want a more brutal, straight-to-the-point melee combat class should definitely choose the Barbarian.

You'll gain access to such weapons like Swords, Two-Handed Maces, and Dual Axes. This class also has access to various Shouts, a special crowd control mechanic.

Besides normal physical damage, Barbarians can also deal heavy bleeding damage, which is the best build route for this class.

Those are all the Diablo 4 classes ranked for the beta period. As Blizzard tweaks and balances the game toward release, we'll update this ranking based on what's added and removed for each class. Be sure to check out more Diablo 4 tips and tricks articles right here.

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Diablo 4: How to Swap Weapons Mon, 20 Mar 2023 17:30:30 -0400 Will Borger

The mechanic to swap weapons in Diablo 4 can be a little complicated. No matter when you play the beta — or which class you end up choosing — you'll have two sets of weapons available. Generally, these are melee and ranged types. However, there's no obvious way to switch between them when you first start. Here's what you need to know about weapon swapping so you don't have to fiddle around in the menus. 

How to Change Weapons in Diablo 4

If you want to swap weapons in Diablo 4, you'll have to level up. The key to changing your weapons lies in the skills you gain while increasing your level, as each skill is bound to certain weapon types.

Rogues, for instance, have skills that make use of their knives and swords, while others are bound to bows and crossbows. Likewise, Barbarians have swords and axes they can make use of and switch between. 

Swapping weapons simply means using a skill associated with a weapon you want. If you've got your knives out and want to use your bow, all you need to do is use a skill that requires a bow.

If you want to use a particular skill but can't find it on your action bar, you'll need to assign it first. You can do this on PC by mousing over the action bar and pressing "S." Once you have the right skills in the right places, all you need to do is use them to pull out the weapons you want.

And that's what you need to know if you're wondering how to swap weapons in Diablo 4. If things change between the game's beta and full release, we'll be sure to update this guide with that information. For more tips and tricks, check out our guides hub.

Who is the Voice Actor for Lorath Nahr in Diablo 4? Sat, 18 Mar 2023 14:31:00 -0400 Olivia Rolls

Lorath Nahr is returning in Diablo 4, taking on a much more central role than he held in the franchise’s previous title, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. While he was first introduced as somewhat of a background character, Lorath’s place in the story has grown, seeming to rival the significance of the player’s main character.

Now that Lorath Nahr is being placed at the forefront of the story in Diablo 4, many wonder who voices the returning character.

Let’s cover what we know about Lorath Nahr and the character’s voice actor.

Who Voices Lorath Nahr in Diablo 4?

While it is yet to be confirmed, it’s assumed that Yuri Lowenthal has reprised his role as Lorath Nahr in Diablo 4. Yuri Lowenthal voiced the character in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, and it’s widely accepted that he has returned to voice the character once more in the franchise’s latest installment.

However, we will provide updates here at GameSkinny if we receive any confirmation indicating otherwise.

In any case, many Diablo 4 players will recognize Yuri Lowenthal as the voice of other characters like Luka in Bayonetta 3 and Marth in Fire Emblem: Engage.

Who is Lorath Nahr?

Lorath Nahr is a human character in the Diablo franchise, first introduced in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. After functioning as an NPC and narrator of journal entries in Reaper of Souls, Lorath is expected to hold a role as a central character in Diablo 4.

Represented by the Hermit card in The Sanctuary Tarot Card and Guide Deck, Lorath Nahr is said to be a faithful character who is assumed to be skilled with martial weapons and magic.

Fans of the Diablo franchise will become much more familiar with Lorath's character with the release of Diablo 4 beta and the full game. For more on Diablo 4, check out our collection of news and guides at GameSkinny.

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Best Builds for Every Class in Diablo 4 Beta Sat, 18 Mar 2023 12:33:23 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The Diablo 4 beta allows you access to five classes with their own skill trees. The caveat is that you can only reach up to Level 25 during this beta period, while the full game will allow you to reach up to Level 100. Regardless of only having a quarter of character progression unlocked, there's plenty to do in the Diablo 4 beta.

Our guide will provide you with the best builds for every class in Diablo 4 beta. Note that you have access to a single skill point after reaching each new level, so invest your skill points wisely. Below you will find a full breakdown of skill points for each level of your chosen class build. We've ranked all of the classes here.

Best Builds for Every Class in Diablo 4 Beta

Best Barbarian Build

The Barbarian class utilizes the power of melee weapons to deliver lunging, bashing, or flurry attacks. This build focuses on dealing massive bleed damage in an AoE using his Whirlwind skill, as well as getting devastating final hits in using Death Blow to reset its own cooldown.

  • Basic Skills:
    • Level 2: Flay
    • Level 3: Enhanced Flay
    • Level 4: Battle Flay
  • Core Skills:
    • Levels 5-9: Whirlwind
    • Level 10: Enhanced Whirlwind
    • Level 11: Furious Whirlwind
    • Levels 12-13: Endless Fury
  • Defensive Skills:
    • Level 14: Rallying Cry
  • Brawling Skills:
    • Level 15: Leap
    • Level 16: Enhanced Leap
    • Level 17: Power Leap
  • Weapon Mastery Skills:
    • Levels 18-22: Death Blow
    • Level 23: Enhanced Death Blow
    • Level 24: Warrior's Death Blow
  • Ultimate Skills:
    • Level 25: Wrath of the Berserker

Best Druid Build

Druid has a rich skill tree full of various shapeshifting forms and magic spells. This Druid build attempts to create balance of all those various forces, including spirits and pet companions. Such skills like Pulverize will let you smash multiple elite enemies at once, while your wolf companions can take care of the rest.

  • Basic Skills:
    • Levels 2-3: Storm Strike
    • Level 4: Enhanced Storm Strike
    • Level 5: Fierce Storm Strike
  • Spirit Skills:
    • Levels 6-7: Pulverize
    • Level 8: Enhanced Pulverize
    • Level 9: Raging Pulverize
    • Level 10: Predatory Instinct
    • Level 11: Iron Fur
  • Defensive Skills:
    • Levels 12-13: Blood Howl
    • Level 14: Enhanced Blood Howl
    • Level 15: Preserving Blood Howl
  • Companion Skills:
    • Levels 16-17: Wolves
    • Level 18: Enhanced Wolves
    • Level 19: Call of the Wild
  • Wrath Skills:
    • Levels 20-21: Hurricane
    • Level 22: Enhanced Hurricane
    • Level 23: Natural Hurricane
  • Ultimate Skills:
    • Level 24: Defensive Posture
    • Level 25: Grizzly Rage

Best Necromancer Build

Necromancer is currently considered the most powerful class in Diablo 4, and this build leaves no corpse unturned. Spread your Blight, dealing damage to all enemies within the area of effect, the use Blood Mist to become immune. Follow that up with cursing everyone with Decrepify with a final Bone Storm, dealing 180% AoE damage.

  • Basic Skills:
    • Levels 2-6: Reap
    • Level 7: Acolyte Reap
  • Core Skills:
    • Levels 8-12: Blight
    • Level 13: Enhanced Blight
    • Level 14: Paranormal Blight
  • Macabre Skills:
    • Levels 15-19: Blood Mist
    • Level 20: Enhanced Blood Mist
    • Level 21: Dreadful Blood Mist
  • Corruption Skills:
    • Level 22: Decrepify
    • Level 23: Enhanced Decrepify
    • Level 24: Abhorrant Decrepify
  • Ultimate Skills:
    • Level 25: Bone Storm

Best Rogue Build

Rogues can do many things, but this build will focus on the bow. Use Barrage as your main AoE and increase your speed with Concealment. You can then boost your arrows with extra damage using various Poison Imbuements.

  • Basic Skills:
    • Levels 2-4: Forceful Arrow
    • Level 5: Enhanced Forceful Arrow
    • Level 6: Fundamental Forceful Arrow
  • Core Skills:
    • Levels 7-11: Barrage
    • Level 12: Enhanced Barrage
    • Level 13: Improved Barrage
  • Agility Skills:
    • Level 14: Dash
  • Subterfuge Skills:
    • Level 15: Concealment
    • Level 16: Enhanced Concealment
    • Level 17: Countering Concealment
  • Imbuements Skills:
    • Levels 18-22: Poison Imbuement
    • Level 23: Enhanced Poison Imbuement
    • Level 24: Blended Poison Imbuement
  • Ultimate Skills:
    • Level 25: Shadow Clone

Best Sorcerer Build

The Sorcerer has access to a number of elemental damage, including frost, fire, lightning, and crackling damage. This particular build focuses on fire damage using such skills like Fire Bolt and Fireball. You can also protect yourself with the Flame Shield, as well as summon a Hydra monster to assist you. Finally, you can burn everything down with Inferno and Inner Flame.

  • Basic Skills:
    • Level 2: Fire Bolt
    • Level 3: Enhanced Fire Bolt
    • Level 4: Flickering Fire Bolt
  • Core Skills:
    • Levels 5-9: Fireball
    • Level 10: Enhanced Fireball
    • Level 11: Destructive Fireball
  • Defensive Skills:
    • Level 12: Flame Shield
    • Level 13: Enhanced Flame Shield
    • Level 14: Shimmering Flame Shield
  • Conjuration Skills:
    • Level 15: Hydra
    • Level 16: Enhanced Hydra
    • Level 17: Summoned Hydra
  • Mastery Skills:
    • Levels 18-20: Meteor
    • Level 21: Enhanced Meteor
    • Levels 22-24: Inner Flames
  • Ultimate Skills:
    • Level 25: Inferno

Those are the best builds for every class in Diablo 4 beta, and be sure to check out more Diablo 4 tips and tricks articles right here.

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Is WWE 2K23 on Game Pass? — Answered Sat, 18 Mar 2023 12:56:12 -0400 Melissa Sarnowski

John Cena is getting all the attention with the release of WWE 2K23 as its cover star, but does the legendary wrestler justify the cost of the game? With so many titles coming out on Xbox Game Pass these days, you may be wondering whether you can skip the investment and just get the game through Microsoft's monthly service. The answer to whether WWE 2K23 is on Game Pass or not may surprise you.

Is WWE 2K23 on Game Pass?

The answer at the moment may be a disappointment: WWE 2K23 is not on Xbox Game Pass. You'll have to buy the game in full to get in on it while it's still new, though it's not impossible that the game won't come out on Game Pass in the future. Games are added and removed from the service all the time, and WWE 2K23 seems like a perfect addition later on.

We've got more WWE 2K23 guides coming on the pipeline, so keep an eye on GameSkinny as we roll out more guides for this year's WWE 2K entry.

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Diablo 4 Beta Error Code 300008 Explained Fri, 17 Mar 2023 19:06:13 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Diablo 4 Error Code 300008 is just one of many roadblocks keeping players from fully experiencing the current beta for Blizzard's hotly-anticipated upcoming ARPG. Fans have waited a long time to get their hands on the long-awaited fourth installment to the revered series, which means there are tons of folks logging in at the same time. 

What is Diablo 4  Beta Error Code 300008?

Diablo 4 Error 300008 is connected to server issues, causing player sessions to time out because of the amount of people trying to access the game at a single time. Since Diablo 4 is an always-online game, there's currently an immense load on its servers as players rush to check out the Beta. 

It sometimes coincides with Error Code 300202 and Error Code 316719, and it can appear at almost any point during play. Here are just a few of the places players have encountered the bug: 

  • While playing. 
  • After creating a character.
  • After selecting a class. 
  • Trying to start the game. 
  • After getting other error codes. 

The problem is that the waiting queue times for the Diablo 4 Beta are quite long for some affected by Error 300008. Some have been kicked or d/c'ed and find themselves facing an hour-long (or more) wait time to get back into the game. Some have lost characters and progress because of the issue, as well.

Is There a Fix for Error Code 300008?

This early in the testing phase, there is no direct fix for Error Code 300008. Indeed, because the error message says that "your request has timed out," it's a server-side issue that players don't really have any control over. And you'll just have to hope you don't run into it while trying to start the game or while playing. 

It's always good trouble-shooting practice to test your connection and reset your router to make absolutely sure the problem isn't client-side. For example, my Internet is terrible and dropped randomly while writing this article, so it never hurts to take a look if you run into this error. 

But outside of that, there's not much to do except wait.

For now, that's what we know about Error Code 300008 in the Diablo 4 Beta. If there are any updates or permanent fixes, we'll be sure to add those to this guide. Until then, good luck!

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The Sims 4: Infant Quirks List Guide Mon, 20 Mar 2023 13:31:26 -0400 Ashley Erickson

Infants are among the biggest new inclusion in The Sims 4. Following up on the free infants update, the Growing Together expansion pack further expands on their mechanics. Quirks, new discoverable items for infants and toddlers, help bring these younger Sims to life. Here's how infant quirks work in The Sims 4.

How Infant Quirks Work

Since infants do not have any traits yet, quirks were introduced as a way to show their budding personalities. You'll discover these quirks through gameplay, and they impact how your infant reacts to certain interactions with others. Up to three quirks are assigned from a pool of 18. 

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Complete List of Infant Quirks

  • Happy Spitter: Prone to spitting up while eating due to developing digestive system.
  • Good Appetite: Enjoys eating all types of food.
  • Gassy: A infant with tummy issues (makes them fussy).
  • Frequently Sneezes: An infant who sneezes a lot, producing more germs around the house.
  • Early Riser: Infant is more likely to wake up when the sun rises.
  • Feeding Tinkler: Can use the bathroom while being fed.
  • Frequently Hiccups: Infant hiccups all the time, resulting in more gas in their tummy.
  • Free-Air Tinkler: Can pee on caregiver while changing a diaper (caregiver hygiene meter will go down).
  • Picky Eater: Fussy with various food types.
  • Messy Eater: More likely to make a mess all over themselves and high chairs while eating.
  • Loves Wakeup Time: Wakes up happy.
  • Loves Sounds: Appreciates the sounds of music, television, and many others things.
  • Hates Being Held: Does not like being picked up and held, especially by non-caregivers. Enjoys being set down.
  • Hates Wakeup Time: Often wakes up angry.
  • Little Babbler: An extremely talkative infant who loves cooing and babbling to themselves or others.
  • Loves Being Held: Reacts positively when picked up or carried but responds negatively when put down.
  • Snuggly Sleeper: Enjoys falling asleep when being held and on a back carrier. Can’t be soothed to sleep when put down in crib or ground (will cry instantly when in this state).
  • Self-Soother: When in a bad mood, infant will try to calm themselves down by placing their fingers and toes in their mouth, primarily when crying.

That is the full list of infant quirks currently discoverable in The Sims 4 Growing Together. For more on infants, or new mechanics introduced in Growing Together, check out our other The Sims 4 guides

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Diablo 4 Beta Error Code 300202 Explained & Potential Fix Fri, 17 Mar 2023 17:59:42 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Diablo 4 Error Code 300202 is an issue currently plaguing beta players and keeping them from fully enjoying early access to Blizzard's upcoming ARPG. Since this is a testing period for the game, such hiccups are bound to appear, but they aren't any less irksome when you've waited dozens of minutes — or even more than an hour — in a waiting queue. 

What is Error Code 300202 in the Diablo 4 Beta?

Like Error 316719, Error Code 300202 seems to be an issue afflicting players at random. Some never experience it, while some run into it again and again. It will typically kick players out of the game, sending them back to the main menu and forcing them to sit through a long queue yet again. 

Unlike with Error 316719, it doesn't seem that players have lost characters because of Error Code 300202, though that can't be ruled out as a consequence of getting kicked by this issue. 

What Causes Error Code 300202?

So what causes Error Code 300202? Currently, this issue seems to be a server problem or connection problem, most likely. Multiple reports from players running into the code cite that their "game connection" was lost, which means it's probably a server-side error that Blizzard will need to fix. 

So far, it seems to appear alongside other errors, such as 316719 and 300008. Because the Diablo 4 Beta is, of course, a testing phase for the game, it's no surprise that the servers may be overloaded.

Though it's difficult to pinpoint currently, the bug can seemingly be triggered by a number of different actions. Correlation isn't causation, but here are a few of the reported actions players took before running into Error Code 300202:

  • Creating a character.
  • Customizing a character.
  • Watching a cutscene.
  • Changing World Tiers.
  • Fighting enemies in-game. 
  • Breaking objects. 
  • Starting the game. 

Is There a Fix for Error Code 300202?

As with any network problem of this nature, the most likely fix for Error Code 300202 is just to wait things out and hope the server load lightens. Considering the popularity of the Diablo 4 Beta, though, you could be waiting a long time, even in queue. 

Another potential solution is checking your Internet status and ensuring your connection is working correctly. It's possible Error Code 300202 could be client-side. It's always worth confirming your equipment (router, etc.) is working as it should be. 

One Diablo 4 forum user said that they were able to get around the issue by tweaking their graphics settings, turning things down from High to Medium, and setting their refresh rate to 60fps. We haven't attempted this potential fix, but it's easy to try. 

Blizzard is aware of the issues and working to fix them, while also metering the number of players entering the game at once. 

For now, that's what we know on Error Code 300202 in the Diablo 4 Beta. We'll update this guide when or if there's an official fix, server capacity has been added, or additional information has been released. Until then, keep trying! 

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The Sims 4: How to Get Keepsake Boxes Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:08:59 -0400 Ashley Erickson

Keepsake Boxes are new with The Sims 4 Growing Together expansion that introduces a new mechanic allowing you to pass down memories and items through your family generations. Family heirlooms live on in Growing Together, but you've got to know how to use a Keepsake Box to pass them along.

How to Get Keepsake Boxes

There are three versions of the Keepsake Box available for purchase Build/Buy Mode. You can type into the search Keepsake Box to quickly find your options. Each version does the same thing. Once you have purchased the version you like for your family, set it in your house where you will remember it is.

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How to Use a Keepsake Box

There are a few caveats to using the Keepsake Box. The Sim that uses it has to be an Elder. With your Elder selected you can designate them as the owner of the Keepsake Box.

Beware: An Elder can only do this once, so if you plan on having multiple Keepsake Boxes make sure the correct Elder is claiming the right box. 

You can put in various items, like Milestone rewards, into the Keepsake Box. Open the box and drag the items in or out as you wish. Your Elder can "Ponder the Meaning of Life" to change Family Dynamics or erase previously earned dynamics by selecting "Nobody Knows What Family Means." 

Before your Elder gets too old, you will want to select another Sim in your family to "Entrust Keepsake Box." This will pass the box along to that Sim, but they will not be able to entrust it to another until they are an Elder.  You can continue to add new items to it in the meantime. 

That is how you can get the Keepsake Boxes in The Sims 4 Growing Together and how to use them. For more help on The Sims 4, check out our growing guides page

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Diablo 4 Beta Error Code 316719 Explained Fri, 17 Mar 2023 16:53:08 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Diablo 4 Error Code 316719 is one of many pesky errors keeping players from fully enjoying the current beta for Blizzard's upcoming action RPG. It can be incredibly frustrating because of where it appears — and because it sends you back to the dreaded waiting queue, forcing you to languish through long waits times all over again. 

What is Error Code 316719 in the Diablo 4 Beta?

Error Code 316719 appears to be afflicting Diablo 4 Beta players randomly, as many bugs and glitches of this type are wont to do. Unfortunately, it kicks players out of the game, causing them to lose created characters and/or sit through long waiting queues, some reaching upwards of 90 minutes.

It sometimes coincides with Error Code 300202 and Error Code 300008.

What Causes Error Code 316719?

So what causes Error Code 316719? Right now, nobody seems to know for sure. Though a direct cause hasn't been pinpointed yet, players are reporting multiple instances that could be triggering the error: 

  • Leveling up a character.
  • Selecting a character.
  • Exiting character creation.
  • Simply starting the game. 

All of that considered, it does appear that Blizzard support is aware of Error Code 316719. A post on the game's forum regarding this specific issue from Zuvykree (Customer Support) acknowledges that the "team is on it," referring to a potential fix that could be inbound.

The same user references "server stability issues going down," which could point to Error 316719 being server related, which would make sense considering the massive influx of players to the Diablo 4 Beta. 

Is There a Fix for Error Code 316719?

As of right now, there is no fix for Error Code 316719. You'll simply have to keep your fingers crossed that you don't run into it, and if you do, you'll just have to wait things out. That's a frustrating answer, certainly, but players have tried all sorts of remedies to get around the issue. 

Here's a list of things that seemingly haven't worked for those players that have encountered the bug: 

  • Creating a new character
  • Choosing a new class
  • Deleting characters and classes
  • Switching to a primary character
  • Changing World Tiers

For now, that's the TL;DR on Error Code 316719 in the Diablo 4 Beta. We'll update this guide when there's further information on the issue. And in the meantime, if you've been affected, try not to let the fires of Hell consume you.

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The Sims 4 All Infant Milestones Guide Sat, 18 Mar 2023 11:44:17 -0400 Ashley Erickson

Infants have finally been included in The Sims 4, and the Growing Together expansion pack adds even more with infant Milestones. Milestones can be used to guide your play by giving you a roadmap of potential life events, and there are plenty of infant Milestones to aim for.

While all Sims have the same main Milestones categories, infants also have two additional categories.

  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor

Some Milestones are necessary in the development of an infant before moving on to the next. An infant cannot go into the high chair to eat until it has learned to sit up. Just like a real baby crawls before it walks, your Sim infants have to take things one baby step at a time. 

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All Infant Milestones

Meeting infant milestones and taking care of your precious wee one will give you a better chance of having a Top Notch Infant reward perk when they age up. These are the infant milestones we have discovered so far. This list will be updated as more are unlocked. 

  • Born / Born at Hospital
  • First smile
  • Learn to Coo
  • Lifted Head
  • First Blowout
  • Learn to Sit Up
  • Learn to Reach
  • Laugh
  • First Smiled
  • Roll Over to Back
  • Roll Over to Tummy
  • Grab
  • Babble
  • Slept Through the Night
  • Creep
  • First Food
  • Blow Raspberry
  • Toe in Mouth
  • First Bath
  • First Bubblebath
  • Crawl
  • Pee on Caregiver
  • Pull to Stand
  • Pincer Grasp
  • First Finger Food

Infant Milestones give the Growing Together a way to track memories throughout the generations as well as plan out how you want your Sims to age. For more The Sims 4 help, head over to our guides page.  

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The Last of Us Part 1: PC Specs for Minimum and Recommended Requirements Fri, 17 Mar 2023 16:09:19 -0400 Will Borger

With The Last of Us: Part 1 finally making its way to Steam, you'll want to know if your rig can run the remake of the PlayStation classic. The best PC specs for the minimum and recommended requirements have been released, and we've collected them down below to help you determine if you'll be able to play it — and what settings — on launch day, or whenever you decide to pick it up. 

What are the Minimum and Recommended PC Requirements for The Last of Us: Part 1?

The Last of Us: Part 1 Minimum PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (Version 1909 or Newer), 64-bit.
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, Intel Core i7-4770K.
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 470 (4 GB), AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce 1050 TI (4 GB).
  • Storage: 100GB of available HDD/SSD space.

The Last of Us: Part 1 Recommended PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (Version 1909 or Newer), 64-bit.
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel Core i7-8700.
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB), AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (8 GB).
  • Storage: 100 GB of available HDD/SSD space.

The Last of Us: Part 1 is gorgeous, but you won't need a top-of-the-line rig to run it on minimum settings. Even if you're looking to run the game at higher settings, the hardware requirements aren't steep — as long as you have a semi-modern setup, you should be just fine.

Those are the PC specs for the minimum and recommended requirements for The Last of Us: Part 1. Be sure to read our review of the PS5 version of the game before picking it up on Steam. 

Layers of Fear Gameplay Walkthrough Demo Scares with the Lights Off Fri, 17 Mar 2023 15:10:48 -0400 Peter Glagowski

The latest Layers of Fear gameplay trailer shows why you'll want to play Bloober Team's reimaging of its own 2016 horror game, which put the Polish studio on the map — and eventually led them to remaking Silent Hill 2.

While we're still quite some time away from the reimagining of Konami's horror masterpiece, Bloober is taking another stab at its own cult classic with this year's Layers of Fear. Please don't be confused by the name.

Layers of Fear has been teased for quite some time, but this gameplay trailer is the first reveal of how Bloober reimagined it for a new generation. Thankfully, you won't be misled, as this new demo walkthrough contains nearly 12 minutes of footage. It's substantial and even introduces a new character to this version, called The Writer.

Along with some story details, we also get a look at a new mechanic in the form of a lantern. While darkness still plays a very important role in Layers of Fear, you'll now have tense moments where trekking through pitch blackness can be mitigated by lighting it up, but wasting lantern fuel will cause hiccups later down the line.

Everything is pulled together by an impressive use of Unreal Engine 5, elevating the original's scrappier aspects to new heights of visual fidelity.

What's most interesting about this remake is that it not only incorporates the original game but Layers of Fear 2, as well. You could think of this as a definitive edition of both games that seamlessly blends the two narratives together to create something new. To that end, Bloober promises that all DLC from the series will be included here in addition to the aforementioned Writer character. This should be a treat for series fans.

Layers of Fear is currently scheduled for a June 2023 release on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Release Date, Tech Test Revealed in Kills Trailer Fri, 17 Mar 2023 14:55:11 -0400 Peter Glagowski

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre release date has been revealed alongside the news of an upcoming tech test. The asymmetrical-horror game is all set to terrorize fans of Tobe Hooper's classic, as well as those of games like Dead by Daylight, on August 18, 2023.

Gun Interactive also announced it will be holding a Texas Chainsaw Massacre tech test on May 25, 2023. No platforms have been announced for this technical test, but it will be the first time that fans have a chance to wield the chainsaw.

Planned for release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S (with a day-one launch on Xbox Game Pass), developer Gun Interactive has provided a new Texas Chain Saw Massacre trailer that showcases some of the brutality that the hotly-anticipated game adaptation will bring.

If you were unaware of what The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is, this brief trailer should clue you in. People die in horrible fashion thanks in part to the titular chainsaw and its iconic wielder, Leatherface. This latest game takes place a few months prior to the original 1974 film's events and features detailed recreations of the locations and characters from that film.

Being an asymmetrical-horror game, you'll have control of either the Slaughter Family — which includes Leatherface — or one of the many would-be victims that the family hunts to kill. Matches play out in a 3v4 cat-and-mouse style where those not filled with an insatiable bloodlust will need to use stealth and smarts to outplay their predators.

Stay tuned for more information on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre technical test on GameSkinny and the game's social media channels. You can wishlist the game on Steam and the PlayStation Store now.