Racing Genre RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Racing on GameSkinny https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Tower of Fantasy: Full Alyss Abilities List https://www.gameskinny.com/e84f6/tower-of-fantasy-full-alyss-abilities-list https://www.gameskinny.com/e84f6/tower-of-fantasy-full-alyss-abilities-list Mon, 06 Feb 2023 18:35:08 -0500 John Schutt

Alyss is one of the most powerful Frost weapons in Tower of Fantasy and can take even a sub-par team to another level. Most of that is thanks to her versatile kit and abilities list.

From invincibility frames on a basic attack to a larger buff area than Frigg's that stacks with it, to even her one-star advancement vastly improving her performance, you won't need to spend a ton of currency or real-world money to get a ton of value. We'll be covering all of Alyss's abilities in this guide.

Full Ability List for Alyss in Tower of Fantasy


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Alyss' abilities are more than just showy: they're downright deadly. Her standard combos, coupled with her Skill and Discharge, make her a must for any Frost-specific team. 

Her first two passive abilities, Ice Shell and Frost Resonance, are pretty standard for limited banner Weapons.

  • Ice Shell freezes enemies on the attack immediately following the Weapon reaching full charge.
  • Frost Resonance increases Frost Attack by 15% and resistance by 25%, provided you have at least two Frost Weapons equipped.

Combine these passives with the below moves, and Alyss is an absolute beast. 

Alyss Unyielding Wing Normal Attacks

You have access to five normal attacks with Alyss, and using them optimally is critical for the best possible DPS. Try to string these combos together or cancel them into her Skill or another Discharge for even more damage. You can end the combo by holding Attack and triggering Dancing Flash.

Swan Arc: Five Grounded Regular Attacks

Alyss' default combo, press attack five times without jumping. Each attack does more than 100% of her ATK value, plus a healthy bonus. The percentage and flat bonus increase significantly with successive attacks, so this move set alone can do wonders.

Sweeping Combo: Jump, then Five Regular Attacks

If you're able to sneak a jump into your combo string, you can start the Sweeping Combo. It begins at significantly less than 100% damage before dipping further with the second swing, then starting to increase until the final strike, which is over 300% of your total ATK. Each kick also has a flat bonus, and the last one causes a knockdown. Note that you can't go into Dancing Flash; only the spinning Waltz move.

Dancing Flash: Attack, then Hold Attack

Alyss' bread and butter combo ender, Dancing Flash, not only deals more than 300% damage over five strikes but also makes you invulnerable if used within four seconds of using a Skill or entering Latent State. You can also continue attacking once Dancing Flash ends, meaning you can go from Swan Arc to Dancing Flash and back again as many times as necessary. The last hit suspends its target for a 95% attack.

Sweeping Dive: Jump, then Hold Attack

A simple dive-kick that deals 95 ATK plus a flat bonus, you can use Sweeping Dive to attack from the air and from a great height without taking fall damage.

Waltz: Hold Attack

Alyss spins on one leg with her other leg extended horizontally, slashing everything nearby, dealing more than 100% ATK plus a flat bonus for as long as you continue spinning. Spinning slowly drains your Stamina, and the attack ends with a final kick before your Stamina begins to refill.

Alyss Dodge Abilities in Tower of Fantasy

Every Weapon has a couple of Dodge abilities, and Alyss is no exception.

Dance Form: Dodge, then Attack Three Times

This combo suspends the target, if able, then deals almost 600% total damage across a flurry of fast kicks, ending in a Street Fighter Spiral Arrow-style lunging kick. Depending on what the situation calls for, you can go straight into another combo string once this one ends.

Latent Skate Hold Dodge or Dodge and Hold Attack

Alyss transforms into a dragonfly and moves at 150% of her normal speed while flying. You'll use up your Stamina quickly in dragonfly form, but you fly in a straight line for as long as you have gauge to do so, and when you come out of the transformation, you deal more than 300% ATK and freeze nearby enemies for two seconds.

Alyss Skill: Chilling Field

When you press the Skill button, Chilling Field pulls all enemies closer together and deals more than 850% damage across multiple hits while also strongly suspending them. The Field itself also appears in a large radius for 30 seconds.

Whenever you use a Discharge ability within the Field, you'll deal an additional 125% Hoarfrost damage while slowing the targets. Every 12 times you activate the Unyielding Wing hit effects, Spacial Slice activates, filling the Field with blades that deal around 165% ATK damage to any target inside for 25 seconds.

Alyss Discharge: Starry Night

Alyss' Discharge has her jump into the air and float for a few seconds before slamming down, launching everything in a close radius, dealing more than 550% ATK damage, removing all debuffs, and making her invincible for 1.5 seconds.

Alyss Advancement Abiliites

Like every character in any gacha game, Alyss gets better the higher her star rating is. She's certainly good at A0 (zero stars) but is almost unfairly better at both A1 and then A3. If you have the Red Nuceli and Dark Crystals to pull for her, getting to either of those breakpoints should be goals to shoot for.

1-Star Alyss

  • A second version of Alyss appears and uses a random Discharge on the Field whenever you use another Frost-element skill on top of the damage you're already doing. This also counts as a player using it, but the damage is reduced to 70%.

2-Star Alyss

  • Alyss' Unyielding Wing Weapon's ATK growth increases by 16%. 

3-Star Alyss

  • In addition to her 1-star ability, you now get Alyss's Support every time you use her Starry Night Discharge, and both Starry Night and Hoarfrost damage increases by 10% (up to 30% at three stacks) for 12 seconds

4-Star Alyss

  • The Unyielding Wing Weapon's ATK growth increases by 32%. 

5-Star Alyss

  • Both normal attacks and Spatial Slice attack damage increases by 35%, while allowing you to take lethal damage once and making you immune for a short time to allow you to recover. The cooldown on the death save is 60 seconds.

6-Star Alyss

  • Increase all Frost damage when receiving Alyss's Support by 12% when Support reaches three stacks.

With that full abilities list, that's what you can expect from Alyss if you pull for her in Tower of Fantasy. She immediately strengthens any Frost team and is an easy replacement for either Meryl or Tsubasa, depending on your preference. If you have Saki, Frigg, or Lin, Alyss is an excellent pairing there, too. For more guides and all things Tower of Fantasy, check out our guides hub.

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Is Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass? https://www.gameskinny.com/jcs4z/is-hogwarts-legacy-on-game-pass https://www.gameskinny.com/jcs4z/is-hogwarts-legacy-on-game-pass Mon, 06 Feb 2023 17:33:33 -0500 Jonathan Moore

It's no secret that Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in gaming, providing subscribers access to an extensive catalog of fantastic games, including a handful from the Warner Bros. Games archive. With Hogwarts Legacy releasing on all major platforms throughout 2023, some fans are wondering if it will release on Microsoft's subscription service. So is Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass?

Will Hogwarts Legacy be on Game Pass? -- Answered

Currently, Hogwarts Legacy is not on Xbox Game Pass or Game Pass for PC. And there's been no word about when or if it will appear in the future. There's currently no mention of it on the Hogwarts Legacy FAQ page, and I couldn't dig up anything on social media referencing the possibility.

Fans hoping to explore the Wizarding World will have to purchase the game from the Microsoft Store to play it on Xbox, or head over to Steam or Epic Games to play it on PC. It's worth noting that it's also not on PlayStation Plus, at least during the month of its release. However, that's not exactly surprising, considering how Sony has historically curated the service, with Stray being a notable exception.

Is There a Release Date for Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass?

As can be the case with anything like this, that doesn't mean Hogwarts Legacy won't ever show up on Game Pass, either for Xbox or PC. Plenty of games have found their way to Game Pass and PlayStation Plus following their initial release dates. What's more, Hogwarts Legacy has a staggered release schedule already, and while doesn't mean much even in a vacuum, it's certainly possible news of a Game Pass release will surface in the coming months or sometime later this year. Never say never. 

However, there isn't currently a release date for Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass, so fans will have to wait. 

For now, Hogwarts Legacy will be available for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series platforms on February 10, 2023 (or February 7 for those who purchased the Deluxe Edition). PS4 and Xbox One players will have to wait until April 4 to play the game, and Nintendo Switch owners won't gain access until July 25. Maybe Hogwarts on Game Pass will come after that. Stay tuned. 

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Dark and Darker Alpha Playtest #4 Goes Live, Includes Solo Mode https://www.gameskinny.com/8r6kp/dark-and-darker-alpha-playtest-4-goes-live-includes-solo-mode https://www.gameskinny.com/8r6kp/dark-and-darker-alpha-playtest-4-goes-live-includes-solo-mode Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:59:46 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Dark and Darker is back! At least for now. As of today, Alpha Playtest #4 has started for the multiplayer dungeon crawler, and getting into it's one step shorter than the last playtest. You just have to download the demo on Steam and get started. 

Darker and Darker Playtest Start and End Dates

Dark and Darker's Alpha Playtest #4 will be running from February 6 through February 13, and the current build includes a mode many players have been asking for: a solo adventure.

This current patch brings with it a number of notable balancing adjustments as well as new weapons and items. Check out the full patch notes below, and be prepared to play around with the new Gathering Hall system as well as the new Goblin Cave solo adventure over the next seven days.

Dark and Darker Alpha Playtest #4 Patch Notes

The current patch notes were posted to Steam alongside the playtest launch. They are as follows:

New Features and Updates

  • New Gathering Hall System - Hang out at the Gathering Hall and build the perfect dungeon party.
  • New Karma System - Rate your fellow allies after your adventure. Beware! Scoundrels and deviants are unable to participate.
  • New VoIP - In-game voice chat to interact with other adventurers.
  • New experimental Goblin Caves for a solo adventurer experience!
  • New Trading Channel QoL features.
  • New Report system to help us round up and punish the wicked.
  • New Cosmetics
  • New Weapons - Short Sword and Quarterstaff,
  • Some Unique Weapons have been greatly improved.
  • Attack animation improved for the War Maul, Double Axe & Battle Axe.
  • Weapon attack animations now do more varying amounts of damage.
  • New Armors for the 'head' slot.
  • New 'Sanctuary' spell for the Cleric.
  • New Ore and Craft Items.
  • New 'Valentine' NPC.
  • The secretive 'Goblin Merchant' now sells mysterious wares.
  • An improved party invite system.
  • Added bundled items to the merchants.
  • Added Flavor texts for more immersive game mood.
  • Added a new Tokyo Region + preliminary Japanese localization - first draft.

Balancing

  • Moved the starting spawns from the edge of the map to the interior and added more variations to test.
  • 2-handed weapon attack movement penalty has been reduced.
  • Added +1 base stat point to 'agility' to the Cleric to normalize the class with all other classes.
  • Rebalanced the Wizard's starting stats.
  • Added a projectile damage falloff system where damage slightly decreases based on distance. Currently the effect is very small.
  • Plate armor improved to give more bonuses,
  • Lightfoot Boots, Regal Gambeson and Templar Armor are a little slower.
  • Rapier damage slightly buffed.
  • An installed Pavise can now be knocked down by an attack.
  • Buffs for many of the less frequently used Perks and Skills.
  • Wizard's 'Light' spell now removes the 'Hide' status. Does not remove the 'invisibility' status.
  • Increased the duration of an installed campfire but the recovery effects per tick has been reduced. You will need to sit at a campfire for a longer period compared to the last playtest for the same recovery effects.

Some user comments on Steam indicate that the Goblin Adventure mode may need a little work, meaning it's very possible the current iteration of the mode will see big changes in the next playtest. It is a step in the right direction for those hoping for a singleplayer experience from Dark and Darker down the line, though.

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Deliver Us Mars: How to Eavesdrop on Maria's Meeting https://www.gameskinny.com/afoqt/deliver-us-mars-how-to-eavesdrop-on-marias-meeting https://www.gameskinny.com/afoqt/deliver-us-mars-how-to-eavesdrop-on-marias-meeting Mon, 06 Feb 2023 14:31:42 -0500 Peter Hunt Szpytek

Exploration plays a major part in Deliver Us Mars, especially when the characters finally make their way to the Red Planet. Before they leave, however, the player will need to eavesdrop on a secret meeting between Maria and some of the highest-ranking officers of WSA, the game's version of NASA. Here's how to eavesdrop on Maria's meeting, which also serves as a bit of a tutorial for using AYLA.

How to Eavesdrop on Maria's Meeting in Deliver Us Mars

After taking a ride in the back of Ryan's truck in Chapter 1: Moonbear, you'll be dropped off outside WSA headquarters. Head inside and follow the path through the museum. You can take a few minutes to read about the WSA's history or just run right through it.

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When you make it to the end of the exhibit, you'll need to control AYLA by hitting the Y or Triangle button on your controller and then fly up to the drone receiver node to the left of the locked door. Hit the X or Square button on your controller when looking at the node to unlock the door. When you do, you'll see a cutscene where Kathy runs into Sarah.

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Follow Sarah for a quick walk-and-talk section and you'll eventually see another cutscene where Sarah, Ryan, and Claire head into the secret meeting without you. Once the scene is over, you'll need to find a way to hear what's going on inside Maria's office. 

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Head down the hall and take a right which leads to a dead end with some boxes. Jump onto them and cut the metal grate midway up the wall with your laser cutter. Once cut, crouch through the now-open hole in the wall and proceed into the next room. 

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Run down the stairs and then cut your way through the debris blocking your path. Interact with the control panel in the center of the room to raise a section of the floor.

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Interact with the control panel that's underneath the hanging platform next to the section of floor you just raised, then quickly climb onto it and jump onto the platform as it moves across the room. Once you've made it onto the platform and it stops. Jump onto the tube in the center of the room.

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Use your laser cutter to open the vent and then switch to controlling AYLA and enter the hole. Follow the vent until you've got a good view of the meeting happening in Maria's office. Listen in while the meeting happens until the group inside walks to the other room.

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Continue along the vent and when you reach the end, you'll see a cutscene where Kathy bursts into the meeting and joins the expedition to Mars.

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With that, you've learned how to control AYLA while eavesdropping on Maria's meeting. Take a look at our growing list of other Deliver Us Mars guides.

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Deliver Us Mars: How to Hook Up the MPT Dish https://www.gameskinny.com/69rvt/deliver-us-mars-how-to-hook-up-the-mpt-dish https://www.gameskinny.com/69rvt/deliver-us-mars-how-to-hook-up-the-mpt-dish Mon, 06 Feb 2023 14:25:31 -0500 Peter Hunt Szpytek

While the concept of solving Deliver Us Mars' puzzles is simple, things are a little bit more complicated in execution. Hooking up the MPT dish in the game's first chapter is the first major puzzle that players will encounter that teaches them the puzzle mechanics. As a result, many players are finding themselves stuck when trying to figure out how to get the MPT dish set.

How to Fix the MPT Dish in Deliver Us Mars

You'll encounter the MTP dish early on in your time with Deliver Us Mars. After the prologue ends and the plot jumps to Kathy's story in the present day, Chapter 1 will start. When you get control, run to the center of the dish and climb down the tower until you get to the bottom of a ladder.

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Here, you'll be tasked with removing some debris that's blocking a laser from connecting with its receiver. Use R2 to use your laser cutter to disassemble the debris and the laser will start connecting properly again.

Kathy will note that once the debris is taken care of, she needs to hook up more STREAME points. Continue heading down until you make it to a large area with two points that are disconnected.

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Approach the building on the left and use your laser cutter to open the shades on the window on the outside of the building. Once that's done, head inside and cut the clasps holding the laser under the floor.

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Interact with the laser and point it at the STREAME point receiver on the building to the right. You'll know that you have the laser lined up properly when it turns green. Hit R2 to shoot the laser at the receiver. When you do, the door to the building on the right will unlock and open.

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Run across the way and through the now open door on the right building. Interact with the laser inside and point it at the receiver on the left, to the right of the building with the first laser.

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Return to the first building and then point the laser that was keeping the door unlocked on the second building at the receiver to the left of the building so that the lasers are intersecting in the middle of the area.

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Once that's done, you'll have finished the puzzle and hooked up the MPT dish. Leave the area and meet up with Ryan to progress the story. Check out our other Deliver Us Mars guides for more walkthroughs and tips.

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Hogwarts Legacy Trophies and Achievements List https://www.gameskinny.com/ukqlt/hogwarts-legacy-trophies-and-achievements-list https://www.gameskinny.com/ukqlt/hogwarts-legacy-trophies-and-achievements-list Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:26:39 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Hogwarts Legacy puts you in the robe of your very own spellcaster. You'll explore the Wizarding World as a witch or warlock roughly 100 years before the events of the books and movies. As with most any open-world action RPG, there are plenty of things to collect and plenty of sidequests to follow. There are also trials and dungeons to find and complete, as well as gear to upgrade and spells to learn. As such, you may be looking for a trophy and achievements guide to act as a companion to your adventure. 

Some trophies and achievements are simply gained by way of playing through the story, while others are much more intensive, such as the ones for completing all of the game's sidequests or completing all Merlin Trials. Indeed, you'll have myriad challenges to complete in this single-player experience. 

How Many Trophies and Achievements are in Hogwarts Legacy?

There are 46 trophies in Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation 4 and PS5, including one platinum trophy, two gold trophies, 15 silver trophies, and 28 bronze trophies. That means there are 45 achievements to get for those playing on Xbox One and Series X|S, as well as PC via Steam or Epic Games, resulting in 1,000 Gamer Score or achievement XP. 

Here's a full list of all the trophies and achievements in Hogwarts Legacy. Note that some spoilers follow, specifically for the game's hidden challenges and story-related segments, which are detailed at the bottom of this guide. 

All Hogwarts Legacy Trophies and Achievements

  • Trophy Triumph: Obtain all trophies (PS4/PS5).
  • The Good Samaritan: Complete all sidequests.
  • Challenge Accepted: Complete all tiers of a challenge.
  • Collector's Edition: Complete all collections.
  • Loom for Improvement: Upgrade a piece of gear.
  • The Root of the Problem: Stun 10 different enemies using a Mandrake.
  • The Nature of the Beast: Breed every type of beast.
  • Going Through the Potions: Brew every type of potion. 
  • Put Down Roots: Grow every type of plant. 
  • Third Time's a Charm: Upgrade a piece of gear 3 times. 
  • A Talent for Spending: Spend 5 Talent Points. 
  • Savvy Spender: Spend all Talent Points. 
  • Room with a View: Reach the highest point in the castle, the Headmaster's upper study. 
  • Spilled Milk: Use Flipendo 10 times to tip one cow or several. 
  • Floo Around the World: Unlock all Floo Flames.
  • Followed the Butterflies: Follow butterflies to a treasure. 
  • Rise to the Challenges: Defeat enemies in all battle arenas. 
  • Merlin's Beard!: Complete all Merlin Trials. 
  • The Intrepid Explorer: Discover all cairn dungeons. 
  • Demiguise Dread: Find all Demiguise statues. 
  • The Ends Petrify the Means: Defeat a total of 50 enemies using Petrificus Totalus. 
  • Raising Expectations: Reach a combo of 100.
  • Finishing Touches: Use Ancient Magic on every enemy in the game. 
  • The Spell Master: Learn all spells. 
  • A Forte for Achievement: Reach Level 40. 

Hidden Trophies and Achievements

  • The Sort Who Makes an Entrance: Complete the introduction and finish the Sorting Ceremony. 
  • The Toast of the Town: Find the Map Chamber as a Slytherin.
  • The Auror's Apprentice: Fin the Map Chamber as a Hufflepuff. 
  • The Gryffindor in the Graveyard: Find the Map Chamber as a Gryffindor. 
  • The Wise Owl: Find the Map Chamber as a Ravenclaw. 
  • First Class Student: Attend your first class. 
  • Troll with the Punches: Survive the troll attack on Hogsmeade. 
  • That's a Keeper: Meet Charles Rookwood in the Map Chamber. 
  • Rising From the Ashes: Rescue the phoenix. 
  • Grappling with the Graphorn: Subdue the Lord of the Shore. 
  • The One Who Mastered Memories: View all Pensieve memories. 
  • The Hallowed Hero: Wield a Deathly Hallow. 
  • The Hero of Hogwarts: Defeat Ranrok. 
  • The Seeker of Knowledge: Win the House Cup. 
  • The Avenging Gazelle: Complete Natsai Onai's relationship line. 
  • The Defender of Dragon: Save a dragon. 
  • Beast Friends: Complete Poppy Sweeting's relationship line. 
  • A Sallow Grave: Complete Sebastian Sallow's relationship line. 
  • Flight the Good Flight: Beat Imelda's time in all broom races. 
  • A Keen Sense of Spell: Invoke Ancient Magic for the first time. 
  • Coasting Along: Visit Poidsear Coast. 

Those are all of the trophies and achievements in Hogwarts Legacy. For more, head over to our growing guides hub for the game

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Roblox Pixel Piece Best Fruits Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/ao3df/roblox-pixel-piece-best-fruits-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/ao3df/roblox-pixel-piece-best-fruits-tier-list Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:30:02 -0500 Serhii Patskan

Some of the best fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece can be quite expensive, but the skills and boosts they grant make the cost well worth it. You don't have to have the highest tier fruit to be powerful, but it sure does help.

Our guide will provide you with a tier list of the best fruits in Roblox Pixel Piece, including their prices and best skills. Check out our guide on how to get fruit in Pixel Piece to take out some of the guesswork.

S-Tier Fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece

Hie-Hie

  • Price: 50,000 Beli (3,000 Robux)
  • Skills: 7

Apart from having seven amazing moves, this fruit provides players with immunity to damage. It's no wonder why this is currently the best fruit in the game.

The best skills from this fruit are Frozen Time and Ultimate Stomp. The first one covers an entire area with ice, immobilizing enemies, while the second one deals massive AoE damage with freezing effect.

Mera-Mera

  • Price: 40,000 Beli (2,500 Robux)
  • Skills: 7

While Hie-Hie freezes mobs, Mera-Mera burns everything around you. It also has seven skills, but is slightly cheaper due to lack of immunity to damage.

The best skills are Hiken, which throws a fireball at a decent range, and Dai Enkai Entei, which summons a huge fireball that grows in size and burns everything in an area.

A-Tier Fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece

Kilo-Kilo

  • Price: 12,000 Beli (700 Robux)
  • Skills: 6

This fruit is probably the best one for grinding PvE. It's not too expensive, and it provides you with some really powerful abilities.

If you want to effectively kill bandits and other mobs, then use Kilo Walk, which stomps around all enemies within a circle, and Kilo Crash, which allows you to jump really high and land with an AoE ground slam.

Bomb-Bomb

  • Price: 9,000 Beli (700 Robux)
  • Skills: 4

Although this fruit doesn't give as many skills as other fruits, there is one that is worth checking out: Bomb Destruct. This skill allows players to set up an explosion of a massive size that demolishes everything around you.

If you think Bomb-Bomb way too expensive for only one good skill, then collect some more Beli and go for Kilo-Kilo instead.

B-Tier Fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece

Spin-Spin

  • Price: 7,000 Beli (500 Robux)
  • Skills: 3

The only really good skill that this fruit can offer is Spinning Flight, which allows you to move freely midair and quickly traverse any island. But other than that this fruit is rather unremarkable for such a high price.

Cry-Cry

  • Price: 5,000 Beli (500 Robux)
  • Skills: 3

Cry-Cry is made specifically for healers who want to either drain enemies using Kenpopo ability, or give health to your teammates using Chiyupopo. The first skill is much more effective, as it damages mobs and heals both you and your allies around you.

C-Tier Fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece

Suke-Suke

  • Price: 2,500 Beli (500 Robux).
  • Skills: 2

If you want to make yourself or your team invisible for a short period of time, then you can purchase this fruit.

You get two skills: Self Invisible and Party Invisible. Going invisible doesn't have a ton of uses. Taking into account the high price for only two skills, Suke-Suke simply cannot be considered a good fruit.

Smooth-Smooth

  • Price: 500 Beli (50 Robux).
  • Skills: 2

Although there are two skills in this fruit, only one of them can actually be used for some decent results, and that's Smooth Floor. It allows you to travel on land faster than usual, which may help you escape unwelcome encounters.

Those are the best fruits in Roblox Pixel Piece. For more guides and other Roblox-related guides, check out our dedicated hub page.

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Deliver Us Mars: Best GPU and System Settings https://www.gameskinny.com/tx0zc/deliver-us-mars-best-gpu-and-system-settings https://www.gameskinny.com/tx0zc/deliver-us-mars-best-gpu-and-system-settings Mon, 06 Feb 2023 09:23:29 -0500 Serhii Patskan

It may take tweaking some settings to improve performance in Deliver Us Mars, as is the norm for game releases on PC these days. In this guide we'll go over the best GPU and system settings to reduce slowdowns and still have the game look great.

How to Improve Performance in Deliver Us Mars

Turn Off Ray Tracing

Most Deliver Us Mars player complaints come from one graphics setting that is the sole reason for massive FPS drops, and that's RTX or Ray Tracing.

It is important to understand that Ray Tracing, although very good-looking, will not work properly without a full DirectX 12 support, which is available on the following graphics cards and above:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.
  • AMD RX 5600 XT.

Anything that is below will not provide decent RTX processing. If that's your case, then simply turn off RTX support in the graphics game settings, and install DirectX 11 version instead. This alone will greatly improve your FPS during cutscenes and beyond.

Best nVidia GPU Settings

You can also improve the overall performance of the game by making these adjustments in the nVidia control panel in Global 3D Settings menu:

  • Set "Image Scaling" to "ON".
  • Set "Ambient Occlusion" to "Performance".
  • Set "Anisotropic Filtering" to "Application Controlled".
  • Set "Antialiasing FXAA" to "Off".
  • Set "Antialiasing Mode" to "Application Controlled".
  • Set "Antialiasing Transparency" to "Off".
  • Set "Low Latency Mode" to "Ultra".
  • Set "Max Frame Rate" to "Off".
  • Set "Optimize for Computer Performance" to "On".

Lastly, laptop users should definitely set "Power Management Mode" to "Maximum Performance".

Best AMD Radeon GPU Settings

Similarly, AMD graphics cards owners could improve the performance of Deliver Us Mars via an AMD Radeon software in the Graphics menu:

  • Toggle "Anti-Lag" to "On".
  • Toggle "Image Sharpening" to "On".
  • Toggle "Vertical Refresh" to "Off".
  • Set "AA Method" to "Multi Sampling".

Hopefully, these best GPU and system settings helped you achieve the highest performance in Deliver Us Mars, and stay tuned for more related guides.

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Roblox Pixel Piece: How to Get Fruit https://www.gameskinny.com/2s4sr/roblox-pixel-piece-how-to-get-fruit https://www.gameskinny.com/2s4sr/roblox-pixel-piece-how-to-get-fruit Sat, 04 Feb 2023 10:47:25 -0500 Serhii Patskan

Fruits are essential items in Roblox Pixel Piece, helping you acquire new skills once consumed. Though you may be wondering where to find them, different fruits can be purchased in a single area in the game, and it's relatively easy to find. Our guide will show you how to get fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece.

Where to Find Fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece

Central Port is a small island to the south of Orange Island. You don't need to acquire any levels to get there. Simply purchase the cheapest available boat at the starting island and travel to Central Port.

You'll find three NPCs there, including a Fruit Dealer, Stat Resetter, and Fruit Remover. The Fruit Shop can be found right under the central platform. 

Fruits can also spawn randomly under the trees on all the islands, so be sure to check as many trees as you can since you never know what you may find. But if you want to be sure, then you can purchase the following ones at the shop:

  • Smooth-Smooth: 500 Beli or 50 Robux.
    • Z ability: Smooth Floor.
    • X ability: Smooth Push.
  • Suke-Suke: 2,500 Beli or 500 Robux.
    • Z ability: Self Invisible.
    • X ability: Party Invisible.
  • Cry-Cry: 5,000 Beli or 500 Robux.
    • Z ability: Kenpopo.
    • X ability: Chiyupopo.
    • C ability: Hogopopo.
  • Spin-Spin: 7,000 Beli or 500 Robux.
    • Z ability: Spinning Disaster.
    • X ability: Spinning Assault.
    • C ability: Spinning Flight.
  • Bomb-Bomb: 9,000 Beli or 700 Robux.
    • Z ability: Bomb Shot.
    • X ability: Bomb Rush.
    • E ability: Bomb Booster.
    • V ability: Bomb Destruct.
  • Kilo-Kilo: 12,000 Beli or 700 Robux.
    • Z ability: Kilo Walk.
    • X ability: Kilo Crash.
    • C ability: 1,000kg.
    • V ability: 10,000kg.
    • E ability: Kilo Rise.
    • R ability: Kilo Force.
  • Mera-Mera: 40,000 Beli or 2,500 Robux.
    • Z ability: Flame Snap.
    • T ability: Flame Flight.
    • X ability: Shinka Shiranui.
    • C ability: Flame Repulse.
    • E ability: Hiken.
    • R ability: Hono No Hashira.
    • V ability: Dai Enkai Entei.
  • Hie-Hie: 50,000 Beli or 3,000 Robux.
    • Z ability: Ice Hawk.
    • X ability: Ice Spears.
    • C ability: Ice Hammer.
    • E ability: Ice Stomp.
    • V ability: Frozen Time.
    • R ability: Ultimate Stomp.
    • T ability: Ice Ice.

That's everything you need to know on how to get fruit in Roblox Pixel Piece. For more guides and other Roblox-related guides, check out our dedicated hub page.

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Dead Space Remake: Where to Find All Marker Fragments https://www.gameskinny.com/v5yz2/dead-space-remake-where-to-find-all-marker-fragments https://www.gameskinny.com/v5yz2/dead-space-remake-where-to-find-all-marker-fragments Sat, 04 Feb 2023 11:08:51 -0500 Will Borger

So, you've beaten the Dead Space Remake. You've started New Game Plus, and you're looking for the secret, alternative ending. As you probably already know, you need to collect 12 Marker Fragments scattered around the USG Ishimura to get that secret ending. If you're here, you're wondering where to find them.

Marker Fragments are actually pretty easy to see because of the purple glow they emit, but they can hide in some hard-to-find places. We've found them all, and we're willing to share our secrets.

All Dead Space Remake Marker Fragment Locations

Marker Fragment 1

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Market Fragment 1 is found in Chapter 1, in Hanger-Cargo-Tram Control. It's on a shelf in the Maintenance Bay office. This is a hard one to miss.

Marker Fragment 2

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Marker Fragment 2 is located in Chapter 2, on Medical Floor 1 in Dr. T. Kyne’s office. It's in a secret room behind the bookshelf in Kyne's office.

Marker Fragment 3

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Marker Fragment 3 is found in the Engine Room, specifically on Floor 3 of Engineering, in Chapter 3. It's hiding in a dark corner of the room, but the purple glow should make it pretty easy to see.

Marker Fragment 4

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Marker Fragment 4 is located in Chapter 4. It's on the floor of the Break Room, near the scary-looking pentagram. On your map, you can find it on Floor 1 of the Bridge.

Marker Fragment 5

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The first of two Marker Fragments you'll find in Chapter 5 is located in Cryogenics, which is on Floor 4 of Medical. It's on top of the large freezing chamber in the center of the room.

Marker Fragment 6

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The second of Chapter 5's Marker Fragments is also on Floor 4 of Medical. It's on a desk in Dr. Mercer's office.

Marker Fragment 7

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You'll find this Marker Fragment in Chapter 6. It's in the East Grow Chamber, which is on Floor 4 of Hydroponics. You'll need to use Kinesis to pull this one to you, as it's hidden inside a large patch of Necromorph corruption on one of the walls. It's easiest to see if you're floating in zero-g.

Marker Fragment 8

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This Marker is in Chapter 7, on a shelf in the Mineral Samples room, which is located on Floor 5 of the Mining section.

Marker Fragment 9

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This one's in Chapter 8. You'll find it on Floor 2 of the Communications Hub. Like Marker Fragment 7, you'll find it in a hole covered by Necromorph goo.

Marker Fragment 10

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You'll find the next Marker Fragment in Chapter 9. This one's on a desk in the Deluxe Quarter Bunk Room, which is located on Floor 3 of the Crew Quarters. 

Marker Fragment 11

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Fragment 11 is also on Floor 3 of the Crew Quarters, but it's in Chapter 10 instead of Chapter 9. This time, you'll want to look behind the Inquiry Desks.

Marker Fragment 12

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The 12th and final Marker Fragment is located in Chapter 11. You'll find it in the Cargo Bay, which is on Floor 1 of Hangar-Cargo-Tram Control. You'll know you're in the right room because it's where the Red Marker is. The Fragment is located on a shelf in the lower right section of the room.

Now that you have all of the Marker Fragments, take them to Captain Mathius's Quarters on Floor 3 of the Crew Quarters. Place them all on the table next to Mathius' Marker statue, and you'll hear a spooky sound. That means you've completed the quest. From there, finish the game as normal to unlock the secret ending. For more, head over to our Dead Space guides hub.

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Dead Space Remake: How to Get the One Gun Trophy / Achievement https://www.gameskinny.com/6wnwk/dead-space-remake-how-to-get-the-one-gun-trophy-achievement https://www.gameskinny.com/6wnwk/dead-space-remake-how-to-get-the-one-gun-trophy-achievement Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:10:37 -0500 Thomas Wilde

Your trusty Plasma Cutter is really all you need. One Gun is a trophy / achievement in the Dead Space remake that challenges you to complete all 12 chapters of the game without ever using a gun besides your trusty, jury-rigged starter: the Plasma Cutter.

Here's the upside of limiting your arsenal by only using One Gun.

Cut Off Their Limbs: Why and How to Get the One Gun Trophy/Achievement

One Gun is one of the returning challenges from the original 2008 version of Dead Space. As noted above, it requires you to go all the way through the game on any difficulty without firing a shot from any gun besides your default Plasma Cutter.

At a glance, you might expect this to be a significant drawback, along the lines of a pistol/knife-only clear of a Resident Evil game, but going for One Gun is actually a strong strategy for your initial run through either version of Dead Space.

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Rather than being a weak starter option, the Plasma Cutter is a strong all-rounder that can accomplish most of what you need a weapon to do.

The Plasma Cutter inflicts decent damage per shot right from the start and its ammunition, Plasma Energy, stacks higher per inventory slot than any other type. Additionally, it's decently quick to reload and fire even before upgrades, and its projectiles have instant travel time, which is great against bosses.

While the Cutter doesn't have an alternate fire mode, you can instead rotate its firing pattern on the fly to make it easier to target necromorphs' limbs.

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Furthermore, only having one weapon in your inventory means that all the randomized ammunition drops in the game will be for that weapon. You'll still find an occasional fixed pickup — for example, every new gun usually has a couple of packs of its ammo type in the same room with it — but you should end up with stacks on stacks of Plasma Energy.

Finally, sticking to one weapon means you've only got two pieces of equipment that you need to upgrade: the Plasma Cutter and your Suit. In the remake, both of their upgrade grids are partially locked behind upgrades, so you can only fill out so many of them at a time.

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The one drawback is that the Cutter's not great against "horde"-style necromorphs such as Swarmers and Dividers. You're going to need to use stasis and/or explosives on them.

Where to Get the Plasma Cutter Upgrades

The Cutter's three major upgrades can be found in the following locations:

  • Chapter 2: Cartridge Rack. Once you've blown up the barricade on the Medical Deck, go through into the Ishimura Clinic to find this upgrade on a bench. It increases the Cutter's ammo capacity by 7.

  • Chapter 3: Heat Accumulator. This can be purchased from the Store for 11,000 credits once you reach this point in the game. When installed, this upgrade adds a small damage-over-time effect to the Cutter's blasts. It's not much, but it's still bonus damage.

  • Chapter 8: Weighted Blades. Check the Maintenance Locker Room in the Communications Hub in Chapter 8. This adds a heavy knockdown effect to the Plasma Cutter's melee attack. While this doesn't appear to translate to significant damage, it does stun most standard necromorphs for a couple of crucial seconds.

Another tip: You can get some "free" ammo by waiting to install Capacity upgrades on the Cutter until it's close to empty, as upgrading any weapon's max ammo has the side effect of refilling its magazine.

On a clean-start One Gun run of Dead Space, you'll accumulate Power Nodes faster than you can install them in either the Suit or the Cutter. Since there's no reason to spend Nodes anywhere else, this gives you a solid, consistent power curve as you make your way through the game. It's pretty easy to have a fully-upgraded Cutter by the end of Chapter 8.

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It also has the useful side effect of avoiding one of the big Dead Space newbie traps, where you spread your Nodes across too many pieces of equipment at once, so none of them are ever particularly good at any one time. Having one particularly powerful weapon in Dead Space is better than having four mediocre guns, particularly with options like the Force Gun that take a while to realize their potential.

You can still get One Gun if you pick up other weapons, as long as you never shoot them, and you can still freely use stasis and kinesis.

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Just throw every other gun you get into the Storage tab at the Store the first chance you get, then store or sell their ammunition. You can even redeem upgrades for other weapons at the Bench, which is worth doing if only for the free Power Node, without endangering One Gun.

If you complete One Gun's criteria, it will unlock right when you complete Chapter 12 (below).

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And with that, you should have completed the One Gun achievement. For more tips on the Dead Space remake, feel free to visit our guides page.


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Fire Emblem Engage Review: Lord of the Rings https://www.gameskinny.com/ox1fb/fire-emblem-engage-review-lord-of-the-rings https://www.gameskinny.com/ox1fb/fire-emblem-engage-review-lord-of-the-rings Sat, 04 Feb 2023 12:07:39 -0500 Hayes Madsen

In just 10 short years, the Fire Emblem franchise has gone from the brink of ruin to overwhelming success. It's a series with a rich and storied history, and Fire Emblem Engage is all about celebrating that legacy while also looking to the future. It strikes at the core of what makes Fire Emblem's gameplay so engaging after all this time. 

Fire Emblem Engage takes place on the continent of Elyos, which is split up into a handful of different countries. You play as Alear, a deity also called the Divine Dragon. One thousand years ago, you sealed away the Fell Dragon, Sombron, but after slumbering for a millennium, you wake up with no memories whatsoever and are launched into the midst of war.

It's a pretty by-the-numbers setup of good versus evil, but that feels intentional, as if Engage is trying to harness the storytelling style of older Fire Emblem games.

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To be clear, Engage has none of the social simulation elements that made Three Houses so unique; the "Support" system between your units is much more streamlined this time around. That being said, Engage still manages to spotlight a diverse group of weird and wonderful characters. 

Just one look at Alear's Trident-toothpaste hair shows that character designs in Engage are wildly colorful, but many characters have a personality to match. From the thief Yunaka, who greets people by saying "Hiya Papaya", to a priest named Pandreo, who howls like a wolf during nearly every conversation, there's plenty of charm to go around. 

Support conversations also add flair to the cast of characters and are generally more focused on humor than drama. Delightfully over-the-top voice acting only makes things more surreal and entertaining. 

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The big new gimmick for both Engage's story and gameplay comes in the form of Emblem Rings. These rings are relics inhabited by the spirits of ancient warriors from previous games, like Marth and Ike, and while they play a role in the story, they're also the key new gameplay mechanic. 

Engage's gameplay uses the same tried-and-true style of past entries, with turn-based battles playing out on a tactical grid. Each unit falls into a distinct class, and the weapon triangle of past games returns (axes are weak to swords, swords are weak to lances, and lances are weak to axes.) 

Emblem Rings come into the mix as unique items you can equip to any character. During battle, you can "Engage" with the ring to turn into a powerful new form that fuses your character with the one inside the ring. This not only powers up your character but opens access to unique skills and abilities.

For example, Engaging with Celica gives that character and the ability to warp across the battlefield to launch a surprise magical attack against a single enemy. Engaging can't be used willy-nilly, however, as it only lasts three turns and will have to be recharged after each use

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The Engage feature brings a fascinating new layer to Fire Emblem's strategy, as you suddenly have dozens of new build options at your fingertips. Using an Engage ability at the right time can also turn the tide of battle, though the scales never feel too tipped in your favor. Engage's maps do a great job of building unique challenges or giving the enemy army something to counter with, and sometimes it's their own Emblem Rings. 

There are a host of other small changes that make Engage's combat more vibrant, like the ability to "break" an enemy if you take advantage of the weapon triangle, preventing them from using a counterattack, or the removal of degrading weapons. This is by far the most dynamic battle system the series has seen, and that's propped up more by phenomenal presentation. 

Fire Emblem Engage's anime art style is utterly gorgeous, and the game makes great use of color and contrast. At the same time, combat animations are incredibly fluid and change over time in interesting ways. For example, as your units get more powerful, their dodge animations change; a unit may initially dodge an arrow but power up, and they'll knock it out of the air with a sword. 

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Aside from the core battle system, there's an almost overwhelming number of ways to customize your units. Between battles, you can visit a home base called the Somniel. There are shops to buy weapons and items, a smithy where you can improve weapons, a cafe where you can make meals to bond with characters, and more. There are even stat-boosting minigames to play.

It's clear the Somniel is meant to function a bit like Three Houses' Garreg Mach Monastery, but even with all those things to do, it ultimately feels more like an adorned, static environment that's mostly a static menu at its core. The activities you find in the Somniel are fine, but the foundation itself doesn't do much to expand or change as you progress through the game. 

In terms of actually powering up your units, there's the standard level-up mechanic, and you can change classes with Master Seals. But a whole new system that allow you to inherit skills from Emblem Rings using SP adds a nice twist. From there, you can also inscribe weapons with rings to increase their stats, and you can enhance the rings themselves, making them more useful and powerful.

It's clearly a lot to keep track of, and it can take a while to get used, something a bit of additional streamlining would go a long way to fix.

Fire Emblem Engage Review — The Bottom Line

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Pros:

  • The best combat system the series has seen, with meaningful changes like the Engage system.
  • Vibrant characters filled with personality, backed up by some fun voice acting. 
  • Gorgeous presentation that makes Engage feel vibrant and unique.

Cons:

  • Uninteresting main story that fails to do anything unique.
  • Overwrought customization systems that could be streamlined.
  • The Somniel ultimately feels like a glorified menu and doesn't grow or change meaningfully. 

Fire Emblem Engage is a bit of an odd beast; it doesn't feel like a true advancement of the franchise's formula as a whole, but it has some great elements that feel like meaningful changes. Combat and gameplay are highlights, along with some fun optional character interactions.

After Three Houses' gripping tale of political intrigue, it's certainly a little disappointing to see the series take a step backward narratively, but Fire Emblem Engage does enough well that it's not a huge drawback. Moving forward, if the franchise can combine the ideas of Three Houses and Engage, it could result in something truly special. 

[Note: Nintendo provided the copy of Fire Emblem Enage used for this review.]

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Tower of Fantasy Origin of War Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/xddpv/tower-of-fantasy-origin-of-war-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/xddpv/tower-of-fantasy-origin-of-war-guide Fri, 03 Feb 2023 13:59:26 -0500 John Schutt

The Origin of War is a new activity with the 2.3 update for Tower of Fantasy, adding increasingly difficult endgame content for big rewards for those who've invested the time and energy to get there. You’ll fight consecutive waves of enemies that grow in power the deeper into it you get, with rewards to match. It's not easy, though, and we'll get into how to tackle it right in this guide.

How Origin of War Works in Tower of Fantasy


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You'll need to reach level 80 before you can even start playing Origin of War, so don’t expect to go in the instant you can access the overworld. Being level 80 is no guarantee of success, either. You’ll want to be well about 50,000 CS to make it past even the first few levels, and even then, having both a good healer and top-tier damage is an absolute must.

You’ll access Origin of War via the Challenge section of the Adventure menu, and you can either go in as a pre-made team or be matched with up to three other players.

Because of how challenging the activity is, we recommend going in with a premade group. If you don’t have anyone to play with, send a message in world chat to see if anyone’s around to help, as there is usually someone with the power and experience willing to head in. Unfortunately, there’s only so much even the biggest whales can do to carry at the higher levels, so you will have to do some lifting yourself.

Each level has you facing off against several waves of enemies, and there are 25 levels total. Enemies cannot be staggered and are not affected by Phantasia, and any buffs you have from a previous activity are wiped at the start of a new one. If there’s a heavily-leveled player on your team, the game will automatically adjust which level you start on to compensate.

How Affixes Work in the Origin of War Activity in Tower of Fantasy


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Origin of War introduces a new character buff system similar to Tech from Void Abyss. Called “affixes”, these permanent, customizable improvements can give you an edge that makes more difficult levels more bearable. Most of them have straight damage increases, but others can help with healing and defenses or create a role for you to play on the team.

For instance, you might get an Affix that grants a flat 10% bonus to your Frost damage, while another adds an immunity to Volt damage or another that causes a burst of energy every time you attack.

Affixes start weaker and become incrementally stronger the more you collect and the higher the difficulty you complete. You can have six Affixes equipped at one time but can only swap them out between levels, not during play.

Be aware that some Affixes are unique to a level and cannot be equipped once you clear that level, and it’s possible for Affixes to conflict based on their effect. You’ll need to choose which Affix you want to use in case of a confliction.

What are the Rewards in Origin of War in Tower of Fantasy


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Completing each level of Origin of War awards two types of crafting and upgrade materials, a pile of gold, and one piece of Exoskeleton equipment of increasing rarity. These are one-time rewards and cannot be earned again once claimed. They do, however, reset at the end of the season, as does whatever title you received during.

Despite how hard it is, getting high in Origin of War level will showcase your skills and, more importantly, will equip you with better and better gear while enabling you to easily upgrade it. The Exoskeleton equipment is unique to update 2.3, and you’ll want as many chances at a good one and as many crafting materials as possible. The additional rewards are gravy.

Those are the basics of taking on the new Origin of War mode in Tower of Fantasy. Don’t worry if you fail a few times, and especially don’t worry if you need reviving during the activity. These enemies hit like trucks, and things can get very chaotic very quickly. For more help with the game's content both old and new, check out our Tower of Fantasy guides hub.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Phyrexia All Will Be One Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/z6015/mtg-11-most-expensive-phyrexia-all-will-be-one-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/z6015/mtg-11-most-expensive-phyrexia-all-will-be-one-cards Fri, 03 Feb 2023 13:08:59 -0500 Serhii Patskan

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Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines

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At one point, the regular art of Elesh Norn had been evaluated at $90 a piece. The price has been corrected to about half of that, and it looks like the market has stabilized.

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It is also important to note that the borderless art of Elesh Norn is rarer than slick oil art, and thus more expensive. Actually, there are currently ten different art variants of this card costing around $100 each, so keep an eye out on this Phyrexian Praetor.

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Those are the most expensive cards in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Drivnod, Carnage Dominus

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Drivnod, Carnage Dominus will go straight into Orzhov commander deck with Teysa Karlov that has a similar effect, and thus could easily utilize Drivnod in its 99.

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Drivnod also has better chances of keeping its current price than Phyrexian Vindicator, as it simply looks much more investment-friendly.

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Phyrexian Vindicator

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There is a heated debate among the Magic community whether Phyrexian Vindicator is better than the Phyrexian Obliterator, which requires players to sacrifice creatures instead of dealing damage. It looks like Phyrexian Vindicator wins!

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But don't try to buy out as many copies of Phyrexian Vindicator as you can, as the market is getting colder and colder towards this mono-white Phyrexian Horror. The price has fallen by at least 50% in the last two weeks and keeps going down.

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Mondrak, Glory Dominus

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It can also do well in standard, although there is no clear understanding on how exactly it fares against all the toxic decks that will surely be the dominant force in the upcoming meta.

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Still the effect is very powerful and it's perfectly castable at 4 mana, which may give a signal to investors that this card may indeed preserve its $40 price tag.

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Jace, the Perfected Mind

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By no means will this card become big in any other format, maybe except pioneer. And even then, the mill mechanic has never had much competitive success. It's likely this card will lose its value soon enough after the release.

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The oil slick variant, on the other hand, may survive due to its unusual and rare art piece.

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Vraska, Betrayal's Sting

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Just like the new Nissa planeswalker, this Vraska iteration will have some short-lived hype and then disappear in oblivion.

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The market reacted to Vraska in the same way as Nissa, and the price drop was just as steep. The only difference is that initially investors had a much higher hope for Vraska, Betrayal's Sting. It started at $50 per card, which says a lot about the impact of this planeswalker on the community.

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Ichormoon Gauntlet

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All Will Be One

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The central thematic enchantment of the new set is definitely cool and can be compared to Imminent Doom from the Hour of Devastation set. Unfortunately Imminent Doom had no serious effect on meta. All Will Be One is different and easier to use, so there is still a chance.

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Nissa, Ascended Animist

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But other than that, Nissa, Ascended Animist may very well lose all of its market steam sooner rather than later.

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Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus

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Sword of Forge and Frontier

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With the release of the new Magic: The Gathering set Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Wizards of the Coast introduces a new type of art, known as "Oil Slick". This rare type of art will be available only in the Compleat Edition of the set with some really high initial pricing.

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Best Passion for Chocolate Gifts for Each Character in Tower of Fantasy https://www.gameskinny.com/ifidg/best-passion-for-chocolate-gifts-for-each-character-in-tower-of-fantasy https://www.gameskinny.com/ifidg/best-passion-for-chocolate-gifts-for-each-character-in-tower-of-fantasy Fri, 03 Feb 2023 14:58:11 -0500 John Schutt

The Passion for Chocolate event in Tower of Fantasy follows the structure set down in the Aida Cafe event. You give tasty treats in sets of three to the various major story characters you meet during the campaign and receive reward points based on how closely you match their tastes. This guide aims to provide the best gifts for each character so you can maximize your event points quickly and easily.

The Best Gifts for Each Character During the Passion for Chocolate Event


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You’ll only be able to give three gifts per day, resetting at 5:00 AM EST every morning. The amount of points you accrue depends on which characters appear for gifts, as the points awarded vary, even when giving the best options. For a complete list of how to make each gift and the rewards for giving them, check out our general guide to the Passion for Chocolate event.

Here are the best gifts for each Tower of Fantasy character. Note that neither Alyss nor Annabella can appear as customers currently.

Bai Ling Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Classic Square
  • Round Chocolate: Coffee Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Mint Crush

Claudia Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Meat Floss Square
  • Round Chocolate: Floating Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Fish Oil Crush

Cobalt-B Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Hazelnut Square
  • Round Chocolate: Flower Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Meat Floss Crush

Cocoritter Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Flamegon Square
  • Round Chocolate: Strawberry Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Cream Crush

Crow Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Crab Stick Square
  • Round Chocolate: Crab Stick Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Crab Stick Crush

Echo Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Nut Square
  • Round Chocolate: Truffle Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Fallen Fruit Crush

Ene Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Meat Floss Square
  • Round Chocolate: Meat Floss Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Meat Floss Crush

Frigg Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Tail Square
  • Round Chocolate: Floating Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Fish Oil Crush

Hilda Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Salted Egg Square
  • Round Chocolate: Crab Stick Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Crab Stick Crush

Huma Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Nut Square
  • Round Chocolate: Flower Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Cocoa Crush

King Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Crab Stick
  • Round Chocolate: Liqueur Filling Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Fish Oil Crush

Lin Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Tail Square
  • Round Chocolate: Floating Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Meat Floss Crush

Lyra Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Crab Stick Square
  • Round Chocolate: Crab Stick Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Fish Oil Crush

Meryl Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Classic Square
  • Round Chocolate: Flower Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Mint Crush

Nemesis Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Flamegon Square
  • Round Chocolate: Strawberry Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Mint Crush

Pepper Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Hazelnut Square
  • Round Chocolate: Coffee Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Cream Crush

Ruby Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Cocoa Square
  • Round Chocolate: Cocoa Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Cocoa Crush

Saki Fuwa Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Crab Stick Square
  • Round Chocolate: Crab Stick Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Crab Stick Crush

Samir Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Tail Square
  • Round Chocolate: Floating Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Spicy Crush

Shiro Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Crab Stick Square
  • Round Chocolate: Sea Salt Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Roe Crush

Tian Lang Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Flamegon Square
  • Round Chocolate: Strawberry Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Blueberry Crush

Tsubasa Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Classic Square
  • Round Chocolate: Strawberry Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Fallen Fruit Crush

Zero Best Gifts

  • Square Chocolate: Classic Square
  • Round Chocolate: Coffee Planet
  • Heart-shaped Chocolate: Mint Crush

As long as you follow the gifts on this list, you should average around 150 event points per day, sometimes more. That pace gets you everything of real value in four days, as 600 points is the last Red Nucleus reward. There are additional rewards up to 1,000 event points, but those are mostly gravy. For more on many different aspects of Tower of Fantasy, check out our guides hub.

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Tower of Fantasy Passion for Chocolate Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ui4qn/tower-of-fantasy-passion-for-chocolate-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ui4qn/tower-of-fantasy-passion-for-chocolate-guide Fri, 03 Feb 2023 09:59:19 -0500 John Schutt

Tower of Fantasy update 2.3 brings with it a new limited-time event: Passion for Chocolate. Like the Aida Cafe event during the launch of the Artificial Island, Passion for Chocolate sees you creating new foods to pass out to the various major characters of the game.

However, there have been some improvements over the last limited event, with many more necessary ingredients available via password chests rather than received randomly from enemies. The reward structure in Passion for Chocolate is better as well. This guide will explain the event and everything you need to collect to make all the tasty treats.

Passion for Chocolate Ingredients, Rewards, and Sweets List

A number of new, limited ingredients are available only during the Passion for Chocolate event. All of the ingredients are obtainable either by opening password chests or purchasing them from between 2 and 5 Mira at the Chocolatier in the Treasured Guardian section of Mirroria.


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They are:

  • Square Mold: 5 Mira
  • Circular Mold: 5 Mira
  • Heart-shaped Mold: 5 Mira
  • Powdered Sugar: 3 Mira
  • Coffee Beans: 3 Mira
  • Mint: 3 Mira
  • Fresh Cream: 3 Mira
  • Nuts: 3 Mira
  • Liqueur Filling: 3 Mira
  • Cocoa Powder: 2 Mira

Every chocolate recipe uses the above ingredients and those you can find in the vanilla game and throughout the Vera region. Check out our Tower of Fantasy ingredients guide for a complete list of standard ingredients.

All Gifts in the Passion for Chocolate Limited Event


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Once you have your ingredients, go into the Passion for Chocolate screen via the Rewards menu. You'll need to provide the customer with three chocolatey gifts. Giving them the right gifts will award the maximum number of Crush points. For the best gifts for each character, check out our best gifts guide.

Here are all of the gifts you can make in Tower of Fantasy's Passion for Chocolate event.

Classic Square

  • 1 Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Honey
  • 1 Square Mold

Nut Square

  • 1 Nuts
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Hazelnut Square

  • 1 Hazelnut
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Flamegon Square

  • 1 Firedragon Fruit
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Cocoa Cube

  • 2 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Tail Square

  • 1 Fleshy Tail
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Meat Floss Square

  • 1 Prime Cut
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Mushroom Square

  • 1 Mushroom
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Salted Egg Square

  • 1 Poultry Egg
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Crab Stick Square

  • 1 Portunid
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Square Mold

Coffee Planet

  • 1 Coffee Beans
  • 2 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Liqueur Filling Planet

  • 1 Liqueur Filling
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Flower Planet

  • 1 Rose Petal
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Strawberry Planet

  • 1 Strawberry
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Cocoa Planet

  • 2 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Floating Planet

  • 1 Balloon Fruit
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Meat Floss Planet

  • 1 Prime Cut
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Sea Salt Planet

  • 1 Scallop
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Truffle Planet

  • 1 Black Truffle
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Crab Stick Planet

  • 1 Portunid
  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Circular Mold

Mint Crush

  • 1 Mint
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Cream Crush

  • 1 Fresh Cream
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Fallen Fruit Crush

  • 1 Fallen Fruit
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Blueberry Crush

  • 1 Small Blueberry Jar
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Cocoa Crush

  • 1 Cocoa Beans
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Fish Oil Crush

  • 1 Dabry's Sturgeon
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Spicy Crush

  • 1 Pinecone
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Meat Floss Crush

  • 1 Prime Cut
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Roe Crush

  • 1 Caviar
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

Crab Stick Crush

  • 1 Portunid
  • 1 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Heart-shaped Mold

All Rewards You Can Get in the Passion for Chocolate Event


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When you reach specific Crush point thresholds, you'll be rewarded with some rarer upgrade materials or larger amounts of more common materials. Here's everything you can earn as a reward in Passion for Chocolate.

20 Crush

  • 1 Gold Nucleus
  • 10 Matrix Data Pack III

50 Crush

  • 50 Weapon Augmentation Box I
  • 20,000 Gold

100 Crush

  • 1 Red Nuclei
  • 400 Energy Crystal Dust

150 Crush

  • 15 Weapon Augmentation Box II
  • 150 Crystal Chunk

200 Crush

  • 1 Tipsy Avatar Frame
  • 1 Red Nucleus

250 Crush

  • 20 Spacetime Crystal Fragments
  • 15 Weapon Augmentation Box II

300 Crush

  • 1 Love Chat Bubble
  • 10 Weapon Battery III

350 Crush

  • 60 SR Relic Shard Box
  • 10 Matrix Data Pack III

400 Crush

  • 1 Red Nucleus
  • 60,000 Gold

500 Crush

  • 10 Vera Special Gift boxes
  • 400 Energy Crystal Dust

600 Crush

  • 1 Star Pastry Chef Title
  • 1 Red Nucleus

700 Crush

  • 80 Elemental Ore Shard Box
  • 20 Weapon Battery III

800 Crush

  • 50 Cluster
  • 100 Crystal

900 Crush

  • 10 Vera Special Gift boxes
  • 10 Matrix Data Pack III

1,000 Crush

  • 1 Gold Nucleus
  • 400 Energy Crystal Dust

Realistically, you only need to reach 600 Crush points for the Red Nucleus, as the additional rewards — even the Gold Nucleus at 1,000 — are more throwaway materials; they're easy to come by outside of events. Depending on how much ingredient farming you want, 600 could very well be the limit of your reserves. Or patience, whichever comes first.

With that, you have the tools and ingredients to make the most of the Passion for Chocolate event in Tower of Fantasy. If you're looking for more coverage, we've got you covered. Our ToF guides hub has plenty to look through.

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Dead Space Remake: How to Get the Burnished Suit https://www.gameskinny.com/w70fq/dead-space-remake-how-to-get-the-burnished-suit https://www.gameskinny.com/w70fq/dead-space-remake-how-to-get-the-burnished-suit Fri, 03 Feb 2023 13:43:41 -0500 Will Borger

The Dead Space remake has a lot of suits, some of which can get some from finding their schematics in-game and others can be bought from the store or come from the Deluxe Edition. But there's one suit in the game that's harder to earn than all the others. One suit to rule them all, if you will:  the Burnished Suit. But how do you get it?

How to Get the Burnished Suit in the Dead Space Remake

To get the Burnished Suit, you'll have to beat the game on Impossible Mode, the hardest mode in the game. Impossible is accessible from the beginning so you won't have to unlock it.

You'll have to start a new game from scratch on Impossible, and clearing it is no easy task. You only get one save file in Impossible Mode, and it's immediately downgraded to Hard mode if you die. You'll have to beat the game on Impossible without dying to get the Burnished Suit.

If you manage to clear Impossible Mode, however, you'll get access to the Burnished Suit as a result. You'll also earn the Hand Canon, a foam finger gun that does truly ludicrous damage. Issac also says "Bang!" and "Pew!" when you fire it for added hilarity.

So that's it. Just play on the hardest difficulty and don't die once. Piece of cake. But if you need some extra help, check out our Dead Space Remake tips and tricks articles. We'll get you through the USG Ishimura in one piece.

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Dead Space Remake: How to Get the Final Regeneration Achievement https://www.gameskinny.com/3i0cw/dead-space-remake-how-to-get-the-final-regeneration-achievement https://www.gameskinny.com/3i0cw/dead-space-remake-how-to-get-the-final-regeneration-achievement Fri, 03 Feb 2023 12:41:01 -0500 Thomas Wilde

Naturally, our old buddy the Hunter is back for the 2023 remake of Dead Space. If you played the original, you may know it as the eternally-regenerating monster that pursued you throughout several stretches of the game, courtesy of Dr. Mercer. This time around it's tied to an achievement, "Final Regeneration."

You have the opportunity to learn more about what the Hunter actually is in the remake, and how Mercer created it in the first place. Here's how to solve that particular mystery.  

How to Complete the "Premeditated Malpractice" Mission and get "Final Regeneration"

After you've successfully dealt with the Hunter in Chapter 4, leave via the control booth in Cryogenics and wait out Isaac's conversation with Kendra.

You can now double back into the control booth and use its console to open the central chamber. This seems like a dumb idea, but the Hunter is safely in storage elsewhere on the ship for the time being. If you check out the chamber, you'll find a Tissue Sample, which begins the side mission "Premeditated Malpractice."

Like other side missions, this requires you to go to several locations throughout the Ishimura, a couple of which aren't immediately available. You can finish this mission by Chapter 7 at the earliest, when you unlock the Mining Deck.

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The first stretch of "Premeditated Malpractice" takes place on the Medical Deck, and requires a little backtracking. It's not particularly dangerous unless you've left a lot of enemies alive behind you or you're playing on one of the higher difficulties.

In the latter case, the "intensity director" is just looking for excuses to spawn more necromorphs to punch your ticket. If you're low on ammo, health, or both after your fights with the Hunter, it might be worth putting this off until you're in a better position to explore.

You'll initially be heading back to the ground floor of the Medical Lab to find a DNA scanner. While Isaac mentions that he'll have to hurry to get it done, there doesn't appear to be an actual time limit attached to this part of the mission.

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Once scanned, the Tissue Sample will direct you back to Intensive Care. This is the hallway outside the Morgue with the big cylindrical booths, also known to many players as "that room where that patient killed herself in front of you."

Return there now and you'll find one of those booths now has a console that you can interact with. Use it to trigger a hologram recording of a session between Mercer and one of his patients.

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Your next step is the Mining Deck, which first becomes available in Chapter 7. Survive your first elevator ride to the third level, then go to the end of the hall past the laser traps to Ore Storage.

Inside, use kinesis to move the crates stacked in the corner and grab the audio log out of the security console. Let it play to the end and you'll get your next stop.

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Return to the Bridge. While your objective tracker won't point you exactly where you need to go, you can now interact with one of the glass consoles on the north side of the Main Atrium, near the entrance from the tram station. The console will play back another saved conversation between Nicole and the late Captain Mathius.

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That leads you to your final stop. Return to Hydroponics and take the elevator in the West Grow Chamber up to the second floor. In the Hydroponics Control Room, you should now be able to open the locked door to Nutrition Systems.

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You can get some decent loot from this area, including a Power Node. Inside its back room, you can find an audio log on the desk. Listen to it to unlock "Final Regeneration."

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Once you've finished this mission, your final battle with the Hunter in Chapter 10 will have some additional dialogue from Isaac.

With that, you've gotten some extra lore as well as the "Final Regeneration" achievement to add to the collection. Take a look at some of our other Dead Space remake guides, such as how to complete the "Scientific Methods" side mission.

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Dead Space Remake: How to Complete "Scientific Methods" https://www.gameskinny.com/fofsd/dead-space-remake-how-to-complete-scientific-methods https://www.gameskinny.com/fofsd/dead-space-remake-how-to-complete-scientific-methods Fri, 03 Feb 2023 11:48:10 -0500 Thomas Wilde

One of the changes to the story in the Dead Space remake is fleshing out Nicole Brennan's character. Through her notes and hologram recordings, you can now get a better look at her attempts to fight the necromorph invasion of the Ishimura as it began through the "Scientific Methods" side mission.

Here's how to trace Nicole's steps and see where her investigation led her.

Doctor's Orders: The "Scientific Methods" Side Mission in Dead Space

With a lot of the side missions in Dead Space, the trick is coming across the trigger that starts them. Conversely, "Scientific Methods" really wants you to find the start of its chain, but finishing it can be difficult unless you're particularly thorough about searching every nook and cranny on the Ishimura.

As with a lot of side missions in the Dead Space remake, "Scientific Methods" lets you unlock and explore a couple of rooms on the ship that would otherwise be inaccessible, and some of those rooms can contain valuable resources like Semiconductors. You also receive an upgrade for the Force Gun for completing the chain, so it's worth pursuing this side mission even if you're not at all interested in Dead Space's story.

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The intended way to begin "Scientific Methods" appears to be in Chapter 2 when you reach the Medical Deck. When Isaac enters Nicole's office in the Medical Lab, he'll try and ping her RIG, which sends him on a series of attempts to track down her current location.

The next step along the chain is to find Nicole's secret office in the Diagnostics Room, which is the next step along the chain. One of the operating tables has a hologram of Nicole that will give you a mission objective of following her. (Note: if you do this before you visit Nicole's office, you'll end up jumping past the first step, which won't affect your ability to complete the side mission.)

This requires you to activate the circuit breaker in the same room and turn on the seemingly-useless Shower. Doing so reveals a stretch of the wall that has a kinesis icon on it.

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You can move it aside to reveal a room that Nicole repurposed into a deprogramming suite. Listen to the audio log on the desk.

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Nicole's next stop, and yours, is the Calibration Room on the Engineering Deck, which is first available in Chapter 3. Interact with the table in the center of the room to watch the hologram recording of Nicole, as she performs an autopsy on a particularly unlucky crew member.

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After this, "Scientific Methods" ends up on pause until you gain access to the Mining Deck in Chapter 7. When you reach the lowest level on the elevator, Maintenance, you'll find most of it is overgrown by corruption.

Of the two accessible doors, one is bracketed by Guardians, so it's tempting to turn around and go the other way. Instead, use the nearby stash of fuel tanks to take them out with minimal difficulty.

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The door they were protecting leads to Secure Storage, which is as overgrown as anywhere else on this floor. The circuit breaker at the end of the hall lets you open 3 of the 4 doors, but the one we're after is Storage 2. (It's also worth checking Storage 1 if you're in decent shape. It's full of Swarmers, but has a valuable Ruby Semiconductor inside.)

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Inside Storage 2, listen to both the audio logs. One is a sweet conversation between Nicole and Isaac, which is worth listening to if you're looking for some story context, but the other is what we're here to find.

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Once again, though, you'll have to wait for a while before you can wrap this up. Your next stop is on the Crew Deck, which you unlock in Chapter 10. Once you finally get inside, you're looking for the Guest Consultant's Suites in the Deluxe Quarters.

Enter the Suites with Kyne's code for a lengthy flashback that adds some more context to Isaac's relationship with Nicole. Afterward, go into the Suites' back room and interact with the console against the wall.

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Watch the ensuing holographic recording to its end. You'll receive the Whole Again trophy/achievement as soon as it's over, and can get the third weapon upgrade for the Force Gun off of Mercer's desk.

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With that, you'll have finished the "Scientific Methods" side mission and received the Force Gun upgrade. Be sure to check out our other Dead Space guides and walkthroughs.

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Dead Space Remake: All Suit Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/6zap9/dead-space-remake-all-suit-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/6zap9/dead-space-remake-all-suit-locations Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:05:56 -0500 Thomas Wilde

Isaac Clarke showed up to work this morning in a multipurpose engineering RIG, and it's a non-trivial reason why he might live through the Ishimura disaster. In the Dead Space remake, every new suit of armor you can find is a big bonus to Isaac's survivability. In this guide we will go over where to go to find every suit of armor in the game, as well as some thoughts on how to afford each new upgrade.

Every Monster Crazy 'Bout A Sharp-Dressed Man: All Suit Locations in Dead Space

Suits Level 3 through 5 only become available for purchase in the Shop once you find and bring back Schematics for them. These are usually found a little off the beaten path, but if you're in the habit of regularly searching your environment, you should find them all with little real difficulty.

RIG schematics count towards the Merchant trophy/achievement.

How to Get Suit Level 2

Suit Level 2 (+6 inventory slots, 5% armor; 10,000 Credits) is available in the Shop by default. On a typical run through Chapter 1, you should accumulate just enough money that you can buy the new Suit from the first Shop kiosk in the game.

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How to Get Suit Level 3

The schematic for Suit Level 3 (+4 inventory slots, 10% armor; 20,000 Credits), the Intermediate Engineer RIG, can be found in Chapter 4. On your way to recalibrate the ADS cannons, look for the EVA Prep Room at the base of the elevator that leads up to the trench. The schematic is inside, on a bench towards the back.

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How to Get Suit Level 4

The schematic for Suit Level 4 (+4 inventory slots, 15% armor; 35,000 Credits), the Intermediate Miners' RIG, is difficult to miss. In Chapter 7, once you gain access to the Workshop, the armor schematic is on the counter right near the SOS Beacon key item.

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How to Get Suit Level 5

The schematic for Suit Level 5 (+4 inventory slots, 20% armor; 60,000 Credits), the Advanced Engineering RIG, is in the bathroom on the first floor of the Crew Deck. You should happen across it in the locker room while you're looking for the Crew Deck Keycard.

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How to Get Suit Level 6

Suit Level 6 is one of the rewards you get for your first clear of the game. It gives you access to the last few empty nodes on the suit's upgrade tree, expands your inventory to 30 slots, and caps you out at 30% armor. It will automatically appear in the Shop's menu and costs a cool 99,000 Credits, which is the most expensive single purchase in the game.

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The level 6 suit also happens to be the same armor that's worn by the marines on the USS Valor, which is sobering because it sure didn't seem to do them any good. As you move into the harder difficulties, however, that extra damage resistance can make all the difference.

Credits Rule Everything Around Me

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As you may have noticed from the above text, buying armor is the single biggest cash sink in Dead Space. Maxing out Isaac's RIG will cost a total of 125,000 Credits across your initial run through Dead Space.

To be fair, that's not as much as it sounds like. The further into the game you get, the more frequent it is to find fixed drops of 1,200 to 1,600 Credits as you explore, and you can loot a lot of valuable Semiconductors for their resale value.

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As long as you don't immediately burn every credit you get on Power Nodes and/or survival essentials like Med Packs, it's actually not that difficult to have enough cash in reserve for each new suit.

If you're really looking to maximize your credits on your first run, the Story difficulty in the Dead Space remake gives Isaac a mutant healing factor. Any time you take damage from any source on Story mode, Isaac will automatically regenerate to full health on his own without consuming any resources.

That removes any need for you to carry Med Packs around, so you can sell any you find. A single Large Med Pack is worth 5,000 credits in Shop value, which adds up quickly. That lets you upgrade Isaac's suit to its maximum, so you can take on Hard difficulty in NG+ with some extra damage resistance.

With that, you know how to get all the suits in Dead Space and can afford them with ease. For more tips on the Dead Space remake, feel free to visit our guides page.

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