Simulation Genre RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Simulation on GameSkinny https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The Callisto Protocol Collectibles: All Data Bios and Audio Logs https://www.gameskinny.com/5d13o/the-callisto-protocol-collectibles-all-data-bios-and-audio-logs https://www.gameskinny.com/5d13o/the-callisto-protocol-collectibles-all-data-bios-and-audio-logs Sat, 03 Dec 2022 15:38:04 -0500 Jonathan Moore

There are 43 data bios and audio logs to find throughout The Callisto Protocol's eight chapters. Finding all of these collectibles will give you more insight into Callisto's lore and reward you with the Grim Reaper trophy/achievement. 

It's important to note the game's save system can impact how you pick up these collectibles. Manual saves only mark progress up to the last autosave checkpoint, meaning you can pick up data bios and logs, manually save, quit, then reload later at a point before picking them up.

After picking up a collectible, always make it to a section where the circular auto-save icon appears in the bottom right corner before quitting — or you'll have to pick them up again. 

The Callisto Protocol Collectibles: Data Bios and Audio Log Locations

Chapter 1: Cargo

Jacob’s Job

This audio log is at the beginning of the game when you gain control of Jacob exiting the cockpit. Go down the hallway from the cockpit, and immediately turn left at the end of the hallway. Go through the door into the small living quarters, then turn left and interact with the locker between the bunk beds and the table.

Chapter 2: Outbreak

Mahler’s Appointment

You’ll eventually come to a section where you have to sneak past security robots. Sneak past the first robot by climbing through the vents and crouch-walking through the area. Go through a door marked Medical Ward M105 to enter a new area, where you’ll see a second security robot.

Use the Shiv to open the red, locked door in front of you (Intensive Care M109). Follow the path and go through a green door (Medical Ward M105) by a dead body hanging over the low wall. On the other side, you’ll see yet another green door (Implant M110) across the hall that leads into a room with a large glass window and the same surgical device that put the implant in your neck earlier in the game.

Go into that room (Surgery M112), and look to the right of the stairs on the far side, near another door, for this log. This collectible is to the left of where you pick up the first gate fuse to unlock the Mezzanine.

Elias’s Anticipation

After leaving the Weapon’s Lockup and making your way back outside, follow the path past the bridge leading to the base of the Watchtower and go back to Elias’s now-open cell. Watch the enemies as you go through the archway by the bridge. Hop over the debris, and turn right to find the cell, the audio log on the table on the right side.

Ferris’s Lament

After the cutscene in Panopticon Control in the Watchtower, you’ll find this audio log collectible on the corner of the control room’s central table with the blue hologram of the prison.

Chapter 3: Aftermath

Sgt. Eric Jane: Locked Door

After fighting the first ranged enemy of the game, follow the path through the area before crawling through a vent and dropping into a room with a security robot and enemies. Clear the area and interact with the locked Laundry B202 door on the far side. Go back to the security robot and interact with the dead body.

Ofc. Pruitt Matos: Laundry

Now go through the locked laundry door, and follow the path ahead, down, and right. Continue ahead by the revolving, hanging bags and fight the surprise enemy. After, go through the door on the right. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp, and follow the path left through the washing machines. Go past the half-raised door to Office B112. Interact with the body on the ground inside.

Duncan Cole: Secret Room 1

Go back to the main floor of the laundry and take the left door this time. Go down the ramp and straight ahead, where you’ll see a room with a large glass window. Open the door on the right side using the Shiv. Go through the low air duct to the right inside.

On the other side (which will take a little while), follow the stone path all the way down and drop through the hole in the floor. Turn left when you land, and go all the way to the end, squeezing through a door to enter a room with red flags on the walls. The audio log is on the table at the back of the room.

Dr. Ewan Hayes: MedLab Outbreak

Use the ladder near the secret room to find your way back up to the room with the air duct you just previously crawled through. Exit, and fight the two enemies. Then go back towards the ramp that led down from the Laundry door, and enter the Maintenance B414 door on the right. Follow the linear path, fight the enemy that crashes through the glass, and go through the Access Hall B433 gate.

Open the door at the end of the path to enter a MedLab with stretchers, flickering lights, and a path curving left. Interact with the dead body in the pool of blood in the path.

Ofc. Dachs Symmons: Hanged Guard

After making your way through the MedLab, you’ll come to a QTE door labeled Maintenance C110 as part of the critical path. You’ll find a gruesome scene of hanged, eviscerated guards on the other side. Interact with the body on the ground beneath them for this audio log collectible.

Ofc. Kerry Brown

From there, take the elevator down. At the bottom, following the QTE with the nightmare fuel monster, stay left and climb up the ledge. After the second nightmare tentacle monster, drop down. Follow the path left (minding another zombie)m then right at the fan.

Turn left and go ahead toward the fire, then take another left at the fire. Interact with second body, the one nearest the fan. A zombie will jump out of the ground vent when you get close, so be ready.

Tadhg Song

Use the gondola to reach the Shu. When you disembark on the other side, turn left and climb up the ledges to a catwalk above. Interact with the body on the ground near the switch.

Dani Nakamura

Take the elevator down from the Shu controls, kill the enemies outside, and interact with the middle set of cell controls on the right side. Interact with the table inside the cell after the cutscene.

Chapter 4: Habitat

Dr. Caitlyn Mahler: Corruptors

While following the red pipe, you’ll find yourself in a sewage area with a rotating mechanism. Fight the enemy, and turn the valve on the far side to open a pathway through another crawlspace.

Near the end, you’ll see a guard in the muck and a terrifying beast take them away. Continue forward and through the pipe ahead, and drop down. Turn left and another of Elias’ holograms will play. Climb the crate it stops in front of, then up to the small gantry. Inspect the boxes along the wall in front of you for the log.

Ofc. Bruno Vorenus: Crosswired

Follow the critical path by jumping down and going through the crawlspace by the door. When you enter the caves, continue into the next area and stay right to pick up the first blue fuse on the crate near the center of the area. The second fuse is in the back right corner on a crate, with a body on the ground nearby. Interact with the body near the door for Access Hall H271.

Dr. Jae Moon-Bell: Cocoons

After going through the underground water area with the swimming monster, you’ll find yourself in an expansive area with metal gangways, sprawling pipes, and huge square windows on the left side. Fight through the enemies and retrieve the gate fuse to open the door for Access Hall H206. Follow the path all the way to the end, and use the Shiv to open the door for Storage Hall H239.

Continue forward, and go through the next door. Grab the fuse on the right and use it on the door on the left. Go through decontamination, then into the back right corner. The log is underneath a dead body on a gurney.

Ofc James Reese

After you’ve learned about mutating enemies and shooting their tentacles for the first time, you’ll find yourself in a room that has “Shoot the Tentacles” written on the wall. Interact with the dead guard on the chair on the same wall to get the keycode and audio log.

Sgt. Bill Pekelo

Reach Oxygen Processing inside the Habitat Dome, and go through the door on the right side, Oxygen Processing H625. Follow the path to the end, and go through the door on the left. Continue up and left, crawling through pipes into a large, open hall. A wall-crawling creature will appear at the far end of the hallway.

Defeat it, then use a crate at the end of the hallway to enter the air duct it emerged from. Follow the duct and drop down to find a body to your right with the keycode to progress and this bio data collectible.

Ofc. James Reese: Security

Now go through the nearby door labeled Botanical H624. Go to the end of the hall, and go into the door on the right labeled Utility Hall H626, by the 02 Botanical Recycling sign hanging from the ceiling. Go up some stairs, then right, and squeeze through a small space in the wall. Interact with the log on the crate on the right.

Ofc. Kyle Serra: Evacuation

From Oxygen Processing, head back outside and follow the markers to the Utility building; look for a door labeled Utility H630. Inside, use the Shiv to open the door on the left side. Go all the way to the end (the Tram Depot Entrance sign hanging from the ceiling), defeat the enemies, and inspect a crate on the left side for the data bios.

Chapter 5: Lost

Miranda Kristofich: Terraforming

After the cutscene with the emergency beacon, open the gate leading to the hangar. Go through the gate, then straight to the back of the area and through the doorway directly in front of you. Inspect the shelves inside to the left for this audio log collectible.

Richard Cids

Make your way through the area, and you’ll eventually reach a second gate after crossing a crumbling bridge. Someone will ask for your help in this area. Stay on the right side by the Snowcat, and look for a lit doorway with a large 6-light industrial light tower above it. Get close, and the zombie inside will break down the door. Defeat them, then inspect the body on the floor inside.

Dr. Caitlyn Mahler: Combustors

Now go into the tunnels. Follow the path, and you’ll crawl through some rubble. On the other side, turn left immediately to follow the short corridor into a room with radioactive barrels. This log is on the table to the right of the barrels.

Lt. Devon Wayne: Close the Gate

After meeting an ally at the garage and getting the Riot Shotgun, go up the stairs and through the door at the top. Inspect the body on the other side of the tables on the left side of the room.

Aaron Tycho

Once at the second power station, open the gates blocking your way (near the zombie in the cage), and go through the door into an area with a large fan in the right wall. There is a body stuck in a turbine near the fan. Interact with it for this collectible.

Max Barrow: Max’s Concern

After riding in the Snowcat, go into the ship and left once inside. Go through the crew compartment, then into the second doorway on the left. The data bios log is on a table on the right side.

Sgt. Scott Dvitny: Eradication

After the cutscene on the ship, follow Dani into the building by slipping through the crack in the door. Inside, go right and into the Snowcat. Interact with the body on the floor.

Dr. Caitlyn Mahler: Shipments

Continue, and you’ll eventually reach an area full of bodies and malfunctioning robots on the way to an elevator. This data bios log is on a crate by a body with no legs directly across from where you enter, right of the elevator, near a short stairwell.

Chapter 6: Below

Dr. Sheehan Yune: Field Log 1

After falling down the elevator shaft and cutting yourself loose, defeat the blind zombie and follow the path around down the stairs. Go into the next room, and drop down. Inspect the table on the right side of the room for this collectible by the graffiti that says “Don’t Make a Sound.”

Dr. Sheehan Yune: Field Log 2

 

Eventually, you’ll crawl through a tunnel in a cave. On the other side, climb up the rock ledges and follow the path through an open area with an egg-sac tentacle monster and four blind zombies. Go through the door on the other side of the area, then turn left immediately. The log is on a crate at the end near a small blue item crate, opposite a broken path leading up.

Dr. Sheehan Yune: Field Log 3

Enter the Access Junction Power Tunnels after getting the keycard from the lift. Follow the path around, and go through the right opening (not down). Interact with the body on the ground at the end of the tunnel, on the right side.

Yannick Sage: Secret Room 2

Eventually, after going through far too many rooms and areas with far too many blind zombies, you’ll reach a ladder leading up with a fan in the wall behind it. Go straight through the crack in the wall in front of you at the top. Follow the linear path down and through tight tunnels until you reach another secret room. The log is on the table in the back.

Arden Jeddha: Arcas Evacuation

Once the lift arrives at Arcas Station (after the objectively terrible boss fight), exit the lift and go toward the door against the far wall. Inspect the body just before the stairs leading up to the door for this data bios.

Chapter 7: Colony

Alex Wang: Miner Log 1

As soon as the chapter begins, go forward, and turn left. You’ll see a large, bronze Welcome sign hanging from the ceiling in the distance under a flickering light. There is a body in the pathway ahead of you. Inspect it for the collectible.

Derryn Barr: Mining Log 2

When you reach the Colony and Dani mentions the light tower, turn left to follow the path. You’ll come to a ladder leading down; this data bios log is on a shelf to the right of the ladder before descending.

Derryn Barr: Mining Log 3

Eventually, you’ll arrive in an area with stalking blind zombies. There is a locked elevator in the back of the area with a Lowtown Elevator Control sign above it. To the right of that is a building with a ladder and a Midtown sign. Take the ladder up. Go right at the top, then left into the door near the window with the red, pulsing light. Go to the back of the house to find a body on the floor with a blind zombie guarding it.

Yannick Sage: The Mole

Take the elevator up from the shanty town, and interact with the body on the ground just outside of the elevator when it stops.

Buidhe Reddwork: Hightown

Go up the stairs from the last collectible and through another small shanty. You’ll come to another set of stairs; take them up to Hightown. Turn right at the top, and go into the house in front of you, across from the building with the Bathroom and Roof Top signs on it.

Ji-Kwan Park: Miner Log 4

Continue left through the shanty to pick up the gate fuse, then backtrack toward the last collectible to continue forward. You’ll soon come to a door in need of a fuse. Open it. You’ll see a Reforger ahead of you and a body to the left. Interact with the body for this data bios.

Duncan Cole: Disagreement

Exit the Colony on the Funicular. When it stops after the cutscene, go toward the Snowcat, but stay right to find the log on a crate on the other side of the Funicular railing

Chapter 8: Tower

Dr. Tala Ismene: Observation

As you make your way through the facility, you’ll come to a control room with a locked door (Panopticon Surveillance B330) and a sparking breaker box. Find the fuse for this door in the nearby server room (be ready for a boss fight), then go through it. Turn left, and follow the path to the gate at the end (mind the two enemies that pop out here), and grab the data bios from the table on the right.

Dr. Tala Ismene: Taken

Go through the psych ward, and you’ll eventually climb down a ladder. At the bottom, exit the room, and turn left. You’ll see a door labeled Psyc Block 1 A140 at the end. Use the GRP to open the air duct to the right of the door (beware the two enemies that appear here). Crawl through the duct, and go right when you drop down. Grab the gate fuse from the room on the right, then go up the stairs and interact with the biohazard container at the top for this collectible.

Edward Bates: Experimentation

Beat the boss in the Medical Ward, and go through the door labeled Research Checkpoint R001. Go through the next area, and grab this data bios off a metal object with pipes on the right side once through the security door. )This is where I got the Grim Reaper Trophy.)

Duncan Cole: Cole’s Triumph

Take the elevator up the tower after the long cutscene explaining the Protocol. Exit the elevator at the top, and go through the door into a museum. The data log is on the table in the back left corner.

And that's where to find all of the data bios and audio logs in The Callisto Protocol. Now you have the Grim Reaper trophy and achievement, putting you that much closer to 100%, should you dare to play the game on its highest difficulty. Either way, with all of the collectibles in hand, you now know more about the events leading up to the game's story. 

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Beat 6-Star Tera Raid Battles https://www.gameskinny.com/y4d35/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-beat-6-star-tera-raid-battles https://www.gameskinny.com/y4d35/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-beat-6-star-tera-raid-battles Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:53:33 -0500 John Schutt

You can do only a few things once you reach the endgame of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and the main one is 6-star Tera Raid Battles. These ultra-difficult encounters pit you against near-max level Terastal Pokemon that use light MMO raid-style mechanics and that you need to defeat within an aggressive time limit.

Don’t expect to win these fights with just any Pokemon, even if they’re also near-max level — you need to build specifically for 6-star Raids and use particular strategies to come out on top. Let's go over what you need to know to beat 6-star Tera Raid battles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Beat 6-Star Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

6-star Tera Raid battles are difficult for multiple reasons. The enemy Pokemon has much more HP and higher defenses than your standard wild 'mon, and they’ll also summon shields you need to break, remove status effects, and easily one or two-shot any Pokemon not up to the fight.

While soloing these challenging encounters is possible, doing so takes serious preparation. Here are the most important steps you can take.

Pick the Right Pokemon

Not every Pokemon is suitable for high-level Raids. The ones you want to use can dish out massive damage quickly, buff that damage on command, and self-heal when necessary. They should also have enough survivability to tank even super-effective hits from the Terastal opponent.

There are a few meta options you should seriously consider bringing.

  • Iron Hands is the current go-to. Its massive Attack and HP stats, plus the ability to use Belly Drum for an Attack boost and Drain Punch for damage and healing, make it ideal for conquering even the toughest challenges.
  • Azumarill with the Fairy Tera Type is an excellent second option. When fighting a Special Attack Tera Pokemon that’d be effective against Iron Hands, Azumarill is a good alternative. It adds Fairy-type moves to your repertoire and provides coverage against some of Iron Hands’ weaknesses.
  • Koraidon/Miraidon are also good alternatives. The box Legendary for Scarlet and Violet can be a good tertiary option, primarily because you’re limited to two of them per playthrough and thus can’t be properly farmed. Their statline, movelist, and type advantages allow them to take on almost anything in the 6-star pool.
Train Your Pokemon to their Limits

6-star Tera Raids require specially trained Pokemon to properly overcome. Even using the meta choices, you’ll want to take a few steps to prepare them properly.

  • Level your team to 100. 6-star battles all but require max-level Pokemon, so you’ll be doing some grinding to get your main team up to snuff. Lower-level Tera Raids will provide the Experience Candy you need to get your Pokemon to 100, as will farming high-level mons out in the wild.
  • Hyper train your Pokemon to their maximum. Hyper Training takes paying a man near the Montenevera Pokemon Center in Bottle Caps to increase your team’s IVs. You can also use Supplement drugs like Protein and Carbos for a quick boost. You can only increase two of your Pokemon’s stats to their absolute peak, so pick the ones they’re already best at for improvement.
  • EV train your Pokemon. On top of IVs, there are also effort values that increase the base stats of your team. These EVs can increase through Training by battling specific wild or Trainer Pokemon. You can also equip special items to boost your EV gains further.
Use the right strategies

While it’s possible to steamroll 6-star Tera Raids with a fully-equipped Iron Hands or Azumarill, sometimes you might find yourself coming up against an unexpected wall. That’s when you should supplement raw power with tactics.

  • Only Terastallize to take out the shield. Midway through a Tera Raid, provided you haven’t already made the opponent faint, the Raid Pokemon will summon a shield that vastly increases their defense. That’s your cue to Terastallize your Pokemon to maximize its ability to breach the barrier. If your partner faints, you lose the Terastal effect, so be sure you’re ready.
  • Use support moves if your team is having trouble. Moves like Helping Hand and cheering for heals or attack boosts can be essential if your teammates — whether they’re real players or AI — are on the ropes.
  • One faint is not the end. If your Pokemon happens to faint, there will be a five-second cooldown before they’re back in the fight. Fainting once is not the end of the world, so account for it in your planning. Fainting twice or three times, however, is probably the end of the Raid.

If you take these tips to heart, 6-star Tera Raid Battles should be much more manageable than if you went in unprepared. With the right Pokemon and enough Training, they can even be easy.

It’s all a matter of how much effort you want to put in to take your team to its maximum potential. For more on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out our guides on how to get Tera Shards and how to breed and get eggs. Our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides hub has more.

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide — What Are Wounds? https://www.gameskinny.com/f7glx/warhammer-40k-darktide-what-are-wounds https://www.gameskinny.com/f7glx/warhammer-40k-darktide-what-are-wounds Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:15:58 -0500 Sergey_3847

Some of the terminology in Warhammer 40k: Darktide can be confusing to the new players. Fatshark added more explanations for stat terms in-game with launch, but some are still obtuse. "Wounds" is one such term that the game doesn't explicitly describe, and you'll want to know what Wounds means.

Our guide will answer the question: what are Wounds in Warhammer 40k: Darktide?

Additional Tally on the Health Bar

The term "Wound" comes from the original tabletop Warhammer 40k game, which in the case of Darktide means an additional tally on the health bar. This means you can be picked back up an additional time, before being killed and having to be rescued.

Rejects have three Wounds by default, and it can be increased by as many Wounds as your Curio selection can muster. Though, the default amount is two on Heresy.

You won't run into this stat before you unlock the ability to equip Curios, which comes at level eight. You eventually have three total Curio slots, with the final coming at Trust level 24.

An additional point or two in Wounds certainly won't hurt as you start pushing into Malice, and especially on Heresy Threat level. On Uprising or below, you may not need them unless you are new to your class or are still learning the ropes to the game.

Do you need Wounds to be a good teammate in Darktide? No, but if you're particularly reckless or pushing into higher difficulties, you're going to want at least one additional Wound to survive. Be sure to check out the rest of Darktide guides right here on GameSkinny.

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide — Long Bomb Achievement Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/qclmm/warhammer-40k-darktide-long-bomb-achievement-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/qclmm/warhammer-40k-darktide-long-bomb-achievement-guide Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:26:16 -0500 Sergey_3847

There are many achievements in Warhammer 40k: Darktide that require players to really show their skill and ability of perfect controls. But there is not one achievement in he game as hard as the "Long Bomb" Penance.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to get the Long Bomb achievement in Warhammer 40k: Darktide, including a short list of maps that are most suitable for this penance.

Go Far Up and Aim High

In order to get the Long Bomb achievement players need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Use Sharpshooter class.
  • Use Frag Grenade.
  • Hit at least five enemies at once.
  • Grenade must not bounce off the floor.

The most important condition for this achievement is to not let the frag grenade to bounce off, which is what makes this Penance so difficult. The solution is to find a tall spot and aim really high before throwing the grenade.

Such specific conditions can be met only on a handful of maps, but the best ones for the Long Bomb achievement are:

  • Chasm Station HL-16-11: Assassination.
  • Chasm Logistratum: Raid.

Both Chasm maps are very spacious and have no ceilings. Also mobs tend to spawn in groups, which is good for quick kills.

In order to complete this penance players need to do the following:

  1. Wait for a group of at least five enemies to spawn in a single spot.
  2. Find an ascension in a distance, which allows you to aim at the group of mobs from afar and above.
  3. Prepare a frag grenade and aim at an angle of at least 50 degrees above the mobs (depends on your distance).
  4. Once you're ready, release the grenade.

If you did everything right, there is a decent chance that your grenade will hit the mobs without bouncing off the floor. Try to adjust your distance and your aiming angle, and try again in case the first attempt wasn't successful.

That's all you need to know on how to get the Long Bomb Penance in Warhammer 40k: Darktide. Be sure to check out the rest of Warhammer 40k: Darktide guides right here.

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Top 20 Minecraft 1.19.3 Seeds for December 2022 https://www.gameskinny.com/37z7p/top-20-minecraft-1193-seeds-for-december-2022 https://www.gameskinny.com/37z7p/top-20-minecraft-1193-seeds-for-december-2022 Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:00:37 -0500 Sergey_3847

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You can find both village and an igloo at coordinates 50, -200 and 150, -250.

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There, you will find a village inside a mountain ring that can be easily turned into your survival base.

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There are two more ring mountains nearby, which can be used for building structures inside.

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With all that you can stand the chance against all the mobs in the mansion.

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Seed: 654163111883

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  • Spawn: -100, -50
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  • Biomes: Desert.
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When there's much loot, the game plays almost by itself. Well, you can find all the loot you need inside a desert temple at spawn that stands right in the middle of the village.

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There is also a vast river flowing next to the settlement, which turns the survival game in the desert biome into a piece of cake.

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Seed: 4366100658815721551

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  • Spawn: 250, 350
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  • Biomes: Jungle.
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Spawn in the middle of the jungle right next to a jungle temple.

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Then, travel to coordinates -1650, -2550, and enter the ancient city that's located right between two villages on the surface.

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What's great about this ancient city is that it's structures are melding with dripstone cave and abandoned mineshaft.

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Seed: -7004215027482547278

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  • Spawn: 50, -50
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  • Biomes: Plains, Meadow.
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There are plenty of ways of obtaining valuable loot in Minecraft, but one of the best ways is to travel to the nether.

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Right after you spawn, go to coordinates -400, 200. There you will find a village with a ruined portal.

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Enter the portal and go to nether coordinates 10, -60, where you will find a bastion remnant with a chest that contains not one, but two enchanted golden apples.

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Seed: -8026724960835812529

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  • Spawn: 50, 50
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  • Biomes: Forest, Swamp.
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Here is one more woodland mansion with another unusual structure within its walls: a witch hut.

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The upper part of the hut can be seen on the roof of the mansion, but its legs go all the way through the mansion floors into the ground below.

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The real question is: Who wins? The witch or the vindicators?

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Seed: 5416699191942932

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  • Spawn: 50, 100
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  • Biomes: Swamp, Savanna.
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Mangrove swamp is one of the best new biomes in Minecraft 1.19. It offers plenty of wood and lush greenery.

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In this seed, you will spawn right next to an acacia village that stands on the edge of the mangrove swamp.

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There is also a ruined portal in the village that can take you straight to bastion remnant structure at nether coordinates -100, 150.

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Seed: 217396617

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  • Spawn: 50, 100
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  • Biomes: Badlands, Savanna.
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In case the cold weather of the jagged peaks or snowy slopes doesn't entice you, but you still want a protected place for your base, then this seed offers a nice acacia village at spawn that is surrounded by badland hills.

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The best part about this seed is that the village stands on the surface of a small lake with all sorts of goodies.

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Seed: 8567574014134701459

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  • Spawn: 50, 100
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  • Biomes: Desert, Savanna.
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The best way to explore desert biome is via the comfort of lush windswept savanna biome and a couple of villages that can be seen at spawn.

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If you want to see something really unusual, then travel to coordinates -1400, 1000, where you will find a fully buried shipwreck.

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In this case the desert sands have really turned into the sea of sand.

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Seed: 752288259555668356

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  • Spawn: -50, 100
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  • Biomes: Dark Forest.
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If you ever wanted to see pillagers fighting vindicators, then this seed is for you.

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The woodland mansion at spawn has a pillager outpost as one of its integrated structures. It definitely has a unique look to it.

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At coordinates 200, 150 there is a small patch of jungle biome with a jungle temple, which is a great source of valuable materials.

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Seed: 884541311959491792

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  • Spawn: 50, -50
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  • Biomes: Plains, Jungle.
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Imagine if village huts were made of cobblestone instead of wood, it would be such in improvement to your general safety.

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In this seed you will see a village that has a jungle temple standing right among its houses. You could easily integrate it into your base, and make a great survival session.

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If you're looking for a challenge, at coordinates 50, -300 you'll find a pillager outpost.

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Seed: 415677488000565753

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  • Spawn: -50, 100
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  • Biomes: Badlands, Desert.
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If you ever wanted to thoroughly explore the underworld of Minecraft, but never dared to dig too deep: here's your chance of studying the underground world in an exposed way on the surface of the wooded badlands biome at spawn.

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In this way, you also get a quick access to lush caves biome, exposed abandoned mineshafts, as well as ancient cities.

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Seed: -6202809933377939275

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  • Spawn: 50, 50
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  • Biomes: Plains, Savanna.
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Once you spawn, travel eastwards to coordinates 400, 200, where you will find a nice acacia village.

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What's unusual is that at spawn there is an opening in the ground, which reveals an exposed dungeon at coordinates -17, 118, 0.

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You can easily enter the dungeon and loot both chests, as well as use the spawner for mob farming.

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Seed: -3566425337672145770

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  • Spawn: 50, -50
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  • Biomes: Forest, Ocean.
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You will spawn on the edge of a massive cliff with the most unusual guest underneath: a woodland mansion that is stuck in the rock.

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Players can easily climb down onto the roof and explore the mansion from top to bottom, which is a much safer way than beginning from the ground floor.

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The closest village can be found at coordinates 750, 100.

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Seed: 5578478610022238985

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  • Spawn: 50, 50
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  • Biomes: Plains, Meadow.
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Here's a seed with a little less stress, hosting three normal villages at spawn, one of which has a blacksmith.

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There is also an exposed ruined portal, which makes it really easy to enter nether, where you will find bastion remnant structure full of loot right at spawn.

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Lastly, there is an ancient city right underneath one of the villages at coordinates -250, 100.

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Seed: 8097472130012152032

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  • Spawn: 50, 50
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  • Biomes: Plains, Ocean.
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Zombie villages can be easily avoided if you spawn nearby one on the mainland. But what do you do, if such a village spawn happens on an isolated island?

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If you like extreme seeds, this one will definitely work for you. Note that you spawn during the daytime, when zombies will be busy burning instead of chasing you. You'll have time to prepare or leave the island, depending on your level of preparation.

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Seed: -1541124385142397106

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  • Spawn: 50, -50
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  • Biomes: Various.
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A village surrounded by a mountain ring is one of the safest places for base in Minecraft 1.19.3. But what if there was a woodland mansion inside that ring as well?

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If you want to know, then go ahead and find both of those structures inside a mountain valley at coordinates 50, 350.

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On one hand, you will have access to some good loot, but on the other hand hostile mobs may create some problems.

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Seed: 3929110367124987343

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  • Spawn: 800, 850
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  • Biomes: Plains, Ocean.
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Island village and stronghold at spawn!

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Minecraft Java edition players never had the chance to witness strongholds at spawn due to limits of the world generation, but everything changed with version 1.19, although it's still an extremely rare encounter.

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This seed offers something even more exciting, since the stronghold is located right underneath an island village.

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The latest 1.19.3 patch for Minecraft is probably the last minor update before the next big 1.20 release comes out some time next year.

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What's interesting about the new update is that it has some cool crafting UI changes and updated textures in the knowledge book. But other than that there are no big changes, as those will take place only in the upcoming release.

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Regardless, the Minecraft community keeps finding some amazing places that are collected in our monthly selection of top seeds for December 2022.

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide — How to Kill the Daemonhost https://www.gameskinny.com/6nw21/warhammer-40k-darktide-how-to-kill-the-daemonhost https://www.gameskinny.com/6nw21/warhammer-40k-darktide-how-to-kill-the-daemonhost Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:27:18 -0500 Ashley Shankle

How many teams have been wiped by the Daemonhost so far in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide? Who knows. How many are going to be wiped by it throughout the game's lifetime? Probably too many, or just enough! It depends on your point of view.

The Daemonhost is the most lethal boss in the game so far and works similar to the Witch from Left 4 Dead and the Hag from Back 4 Blood, meaning you generally want to avoid this enemy if you can. The only glory you can gain from downing the Daemonhost is an achievement and saying you did it, otherwise it's more of a nuisance than it is fun for most rejects.

Initially there were rumors that the Daemonhost can only be killed by a team with an Ogryn equipped with a Slab Shield, and those rumors do persist because the easiest way to directly deal with this boss is to have a shield-bearing Ogryn holding Defensive Stance. However, most teams don't have an Ogryn with a shield and it would be a bit unreasonable for a boss to require something so specific, at least at threat levels lower than 4 (Heresy).

That said, the Daemonhost does require skill, awareness, and effort regardless of difficulty. And it is not recommended to engage at all if you are on Heresy difficulty and do not have an Ogryn with a Slab Shield. Just do not bother unless you are on a premade team who know what they're doing. Actually, I probably would not recommend even engaging it in a Malice-level mission with random players unless you all agree to handle it.

It is possible to down this nuisance on Malice and below without the aforementioned shielded big'un, though, so let's go into what you need to know about the Daemonhost.

How to Kill the Daemonhost in Darktide

Before we get into how to kill it, do be aware that you can avoid the Daemonhost completely in most circumstances. We'll go into that after this section.

Does it wreak as much havoc as the Beast of Nurgle? No. Does it inevitably put a big dent in the entire team's health like the Plague Ogryn? No. It just kills two of your team's rejects and disappears like some sort of cruel joke.

Aggroing a Daemonhost in the middle of a horde or when dealing with more troublesome mutants can mean a full wipe for your team, so you'll want to engage carefully if you do choose to do so and you have to hope everyone on is aware enough of its location and the danger it poses.

If you are unlucky enough to have had someone aggro a Daemonhost, keep the following points in mind:

  • The Daemonhost will knock out and then kill two players, one after the other. Both knocking them out and killing them take time, which you should be using to either get away from the boss or to focus fire it. Every second counts.

  • You must focus-fire the Daemonhost if you intend to take it down. All of your team members need to prioritize it.

  • The Daemonhost is immune to staggering, so don't put effort into trying to knock it down.

  • If you've got an Ogryn and you actually want to try to down the thing, you want the Ogryn to have the boss's attention over anyone else whether it's got a shield or not. Hopefully they are able to block for long enough that it's either dead or nearly dead.

  • Be aware of the Corruption level of whoever engages and holds aggro. If they are at high Corruption or just low health in general, you may not want to engage. There is far more wiggle room here if your Ogryn has a Slab Shield.

  • Can you take it on without an Ogryn? Yes, below Malice. On Malice itself, it's possible but it's much easier with an Ogryn and it doesn't need a shield to block through provided it doesn't engage with drained Stamina. On Heresy, you do need an Ogryn with a Slab Shield.

How to Avoid the Daemonhost

Of course, you very well may not want to fight this boss because fighting it isn't exactly fun. Luckily, this boss can be avoided completely.

The Daemonhost will whisper when it's dormant, signalling to you and your team that it's nearby. It's impossible to miss provided you've got the game audio on (which you should), and its whispering can even be heard through walls.

You can see it easily when it's dormant as well. The area around the resting Daemonhost will glow with green fog, with the boss itself curled up at the center. If someone gets a bit near the Daemonhost, it will stand in preparation of attack; if they get too close, it will initiate on its own. And if it's shot first, it will attack whoever caught its attention.

As long as no one steps into the green glow or accidentally shoots it, the Daemonhost should stay dormant and let you pass. This should be your usual course of action, considering the risk involved in directly fighting it.

That's almost all you need to know about taking on the Daemonhost boss in Warhammer 40k: Darktide, the game's most cumbersome and annoying enemy. Check out our other Darktide guides on GameSkinny.

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide — How to Apply Weapon Skins and Trinkets https://www.gameskinny.com/egjt0/warhammer-40k-darktide-how-to-apply-weapon-skins-and-trinkets https://www.gameskinny.com/egjt0/warhammer-40k-darktide-how-to-apply-weapon-skins-and-trinkets Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:21:05 -0500 Ashley Shankle

You have a handful of obvious cosmetic options for your characters in Warhammer 40k: Darktide, buy applying skins and trinkets to your weapons isn't so clear. With Imperial Edition owners getting their goodies in and weapon skins available right at the Armoury Exchange, you'll want to know how to apply weapon skins and trinkets.

It's possible that putting skins on weapons will be made a bit easier in later Darktide updates, but for the time being it's a little out of the way and separate from how you apply other cosmetics to your rejects.

Cosmetics that you apply to your character directly can be chosen right in the Wargear screen when you press the I key and swap over to the Cosmetics tab. You can apply clothing, portrait frame, and insignias in the Cosmetics tab, as well as choose between stances. But weapon skins are nowhere to be found in this menu — they've got to be accessed elsewhere.

How to Apply Weapon Skins and Trinkets in Darktide

You don't have to wander far to customize your weapons' appearance. Still in the Wargear menu, you'll want to focus on the Loadout tab.

Select the weapon in your inventory that you want to apply a skin to and then either press the C key or click on the 'Appearance' button at the bottom right of the screen.

You can choose your weapon skin from here and just click Confirm to apply it.

If you are trying to apply a trinket to a weapon, look to the top left portion of the Appearance screen.

There are two icons above your skin selection, one for weapon appearance and one for trinkets. Click over to the trinket tab to select and confirm your trinket selection for that weapon.

You'll have to do this for each new weapon you equip and want to customize, but it's just a few clicks to take care of it.

This is one of the more minor things to know about in Darktide, but being able to customize your character and weapons makes them that more special when you've got Perks and Blessings you're particularly pleased with. We've got more Darktide guides coming here on GameSkinny, though none of them will be about how Ogryn are all good boys. They are, though.

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Neon White Slays Demons on PlayStation This December https://www.gameskinny.com/infsa/neon-white-slays-demons-on-playstation-this-december https://www.gameskinny.com/infsa/neon-white-slays-demons-on-playstation-this-december Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:02:23 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Developer Annapurna Interactive announced that the acclaimed first-person shooter and speedrunning darling Neon White is making its way to PlayStation 4 and PS5 on December 13. The news was first shared on the PlayStation Blog, with Game Director Ben Esposito sharing more details about what fans can expect from the release. 

Originally released for PC and Nintendo Switch mid-way through 2022, Neon White looks to take full advantage of the PlayStation hardware, specifically the PS5's SSD and 120hz output capability. Esposito said the team knows that performance is essential for a frenetic game like Neon White.

Neon White is all about speed, so one of our highest priorities was performance. It was important to us that the PlayStation 5 version runs at 120hz across the board. When precision matters, the high framerate makes a difference.

We’ve also made the most of the system SSD to reduce load times significantly. It’s important that restarting levels is as quick and painless as possible. If you want to beat your friends’ leaderboard times, you’ll be restarting levels over and over again.

Neon White will also implement haptics on PS5 via the DualSense controller's adaptive triggers, tying the capabilities with the game's Soul Card and movement systems. 

Neon White also makes use of PS5’s adaptive triggers to make each Soul Card feel unique when you fire them as well as when you discard. Controller Haptics provide an extra level of feedback on top of that.

You’ll feel it when you’re moving faster on water, and you’ll get a subtle confirmation when you successfully snipe a distant demon. Our goal wasn’t just to make you feel cool, but for you to develop a sixth sense. 

You can wishlist Neon White over on the PlayStation Store. Stay tuned for more. 

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Amnesia: The Bunker Announced, Brings Series Into a "Semi-Open World" https://www.gameskinny.com/d58uz/amnesia-the-bunker-announced-brings-series-into-a-semi-open-world https://www.gameskinny.com/d58uz/amnesia-the-bunker-announced-brings-series-into-a-semi-open-world Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:05:23 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Indie developer Frictional Games is well known for its dark, puzzle-driven survival horror games, specifically the Amnesia franchise and the very (very) good SOMA. And fans of the studio and its spin on the genre have something to look forward to in 2023.

Amnesia: The Bunker is currently slated to release sometime in March for PC (Steam and Epic Games), PlayStation, and Xbox platforms. While this new installment will still be gloomy and carry with it the hallmarks of a Frictional horror game, the studio hopes to create something fresh by bringing players into a semi-open world, a deviation from previous installments. 

Oh, and you'll also have a gun to defend yourself this time around.

Which makes sense considering the game's WW1 setting. In The Bunker, you'll play the role of a French (amnesiac) soldier making his way through a foreboding, blood-stained bunker — all while keeping unspeakable monsters at bay. There will be puzzles to solve, obstacles to overcome, and limited resources to contend with. 

The game's announcement trailer (seen at the top of this article) may only be 50-seconds long, but it already paints a terrifying picture of what to expect, giving a taste of the game's ever-present threat and claustrophobic setting. 

Perhaps what's most interesting about the reveal is that The Bunker will have an "unscripted environment," meaning that each playthrough will theoretically be a little bit different than the last, with "objects, threats, and resources changing in every playthrough." Memorization alone won't get you out alive this time.  

Frictional also says that The Bunker will expand on the series' classic gameplay elements by providing more freedom and agency, infusing the game with more "sandbox" style mechanics, with "all-new levels of interaction with the worlds through puzzle-solving and tool handling." 

Amnesia: The Bunker looks great so far, even if we haven't seen that much of it. Its announcement is an exciting development for horror fans in general, especially coming off such a great 2022 for the genre. Stay tuned for more. 

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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Doles Out Justice in New Combat Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/1iv54/like-a-dragon-ishin-doles-out-justice-in-new-combat-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/1iv54/like-a-dragon-ishin-doles-out-justice-in-new-combat-trailer Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:08:59 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Like a Dragon: Ishin has received a new combat trailer showcasing the many ways in which protagonist Sakamoto Ryoma will be able to dole out justice early next year. Focusing on four different combat styles — Swordsman, Gunman, Brawler, and Wild Dancer — Ryo will have plenty of vicious options "to change the course of Japan's history forever."

The trailer also reveals that you'll be able to change between each style during combat, adding strategic layers to each encounter. Particularly impressive is the Wild Dancer style, which appears to incorporate attacks from the other styles in a roiling tornado of blades and bullets. Check out the trailer above to see it in all its glory. 

Developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios and published by SEGA, Like a Dragon: Ishin is set in 1860s Japan and is a full remake of the 2014 title of the same name, which was originally released on the PlayStation 3 and PS4. This marks the first time the spin-off has made its way West. 

You can pre-order Like a Dragon: Ishin now. Those who opt for the Digital Deluxe Edition will be able to play the game four days early and receive nine DLC items: 

  • Shinsengumi Captain’s Set.
  • Ryoma Growth Support Kit.
  • Sword Upgrade Materials Kit.
  • Gun Upgrade Materials Kit.
  • Third Division Armament Expansion Kit.
  • The Dragon of Dojima Skin.
  • Kijinmaru Kunishige, a dark sword with a white hilt.
  • Bloody Sheen, a sword soaked in blood.
  • Black Ship Cannon, a cannon taken from Western ships.

Like a Dragon: Ishin will release on February 21, 2023, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S. 

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Check and Raise Friendship https://www.gameskinny.com/lvr3n/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-check-and-raise-friendship https://www.gameskinny.com/lvr3n/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-check-and-raise-friendship Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:50:17 -0500 John Schutt

You can still make friends with your Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and hidden buffs await if you choose to do so. The system is a little different this time around, so you'll need to relearn how to check your friendship with a Pokemon as well as how to raise friendship with them

Making friends shouldn't be a stressful process in any situation, so let's go into the details of how to make friends with your Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

How to Check Friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Checking on your Pokemon's friendship rating is easy, though you'll need to put in several hours before you reach the NPC who actually does the checking.

In the city of Cascarrafa, there's an NPC on the north side of the central square who calls out, "You friendly with your Pokemon?"

Depending on your friendship score, she'll say something different. Here are all the phrases she'll say based on how friendly you are with your Pokemon.

  • No friendship buildup: "Oh my gosh! What happened between you two?! There's not even a smidge of friendship here!"
  • Very minor friendship buildup: "Are you two just starting to get to know each other? I'm sensing some awkwardness here…"
  • Minor friendship buildup: "You two seem kinda neutral—like you don't mind each other. I hope you get closer!"
  • Moderate friendship buildup: "You're starting to get friendly. I bet you'll get along better soon!"
  • Good friendship buildup: "You're getting along well...but I'm sure you could get way friendlier!"
  • Great friendship buildup: "You're good friends, all right! You definitely enjoy each other's company!"
  • Fantastic friendship buildup: "Wow, you're pretty great friends! You sure mean a lot to each other."
  • Maximum friendship: "Whoa, you're the best friends ever! I can tell just being together gives you warm fuzzies!"

The higher friendship levels also come with unique bonuses, so your investment in your Pokemon goes beyond helping them evolve.

  • With good friendship, your Pokemon has a 10% chance of surviving a hit that would otherwise KO them.
  • At great friendship, your Pokemon have a 15% chance of surviving a hit that would otherwise KO them.
  • At great to maximum friendship, your Pokemon have a 20% chance to heal from a status condition on their own.
  • At maximum friendship, your Pokemon have: a 20% chance to survive a KO, a two-times crit rate and a 10% chance of avoiding any opponent Pokemon's moves.

How to Raise Friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Raising your friendship values with your Pokemon takes much longer than checking it. There's also a cap on how much friendship you can gain by traditional means. There are new ways to improve your friendship in Scarlet and Violet above that cap. We've listed them here.

  • Every level up gives a minor boost to your friendship score up to the cap.
  • Battling a Gym Leader, the Elite Four, or the Champion gives a moderate boost to friendship up to the cap.
  • Walking with your Pokemon in Let's Go gives a slight increase to friendship over time.
  • Feeding a friendship-increasing Berry (Grepa Berry, Hondew Berry, Kelpsy Berry, Pomeg Berry, Qualot Berry, Tamato Berry). Note that these Berries will lower your Pokemon's base stats.
  • Wearing the Soothe Bell provides a static bonus to any Friendship gains you make up to the cap.

There are also ways to lose friendship:

  • If your Pokemon faints.
  • If you use an Energy Root, Energy Powder, or Revival Herb item.

Once you reach the cap and the NPC no longer updates her phrases, there are only two ways to raise friendship to its maximum: feeding your Pokemon sandwiches, playing and washing them, and otherwise interacting with them at picnics.

Whenever you set up a picnic, you can press ZR, the right trigger, to spawn a soccer ball you can kick around with your Pokemon. Going up to any of your team and pressing X will allow you to give them a bath and then a rinse.

If you want to make every one of your Pokemon partners your best friend ever, you'll be spending a lot of time eating with them, playing with them, and bathing them. Return to the NPC to check your progress, and keep up the good fight.

That's about everything you need to know about friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. It's not the most transparent system, and many hidden factors are at play. For more Pokemon content, check out our guides to how to breed and get eggs, how to get Tera Shards, and the best gym order. Our guides hub has more.

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide — What You Need for Power Supply Interruption https://www.gameskinny.com/q84ov/warhammer-40k-darktide-what-you-need-for-power-supply-interruption https://www.gameskinny.com/q84ov/warhammer-40k-darktide-what-you-need-for-power-supply-interruption Wed, 30 Nov 2022 17:49:22 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has launched with a healthy variety of missions and Special Conditions, and one such Special Condition should be familiar to pre-order beta players who hate the dark: Power Supply Interruption.

Maybe you've loaded into a mission with the Power Supply Interruption condition, or maybe you're sitting there on the Mourningstar wondering whether you should take up a mission with this Special Condition. In either case, you should know how to prepare yourself for these missions. Well, unless you're playing an Ogryn.

The Power Supply Interruption Special Condition means that there will be no or extremely limited power in the mission area, which means it's going to be pitch black through long portions of the mission and you're not going to be able to see anything without some light. Enter the flashlight.

Surviving Power Supply Interruptions

The first step to surviving a mission with this Special Condition is to not have a team full of Ogryns. Seriously: Ogryns have no light source option. Fitting for their barn-like stature.

The other classes do have flashlight capabilities on certain guns. A firearm with a flashlight has it indicated in its basic info view under Torch to the right, next to the Primary and Secondary Action damage values.

You'll want at least one team member to have a firearm with a torch, which will be on anytime their gun is drawn.This makes engaging in melee more tricky than usual, as swapping to a melee weapon holsters your gun and the precious light it provides in darkness.

Be mindful of Special Conditions when you use Quickplay to match with randoms, particularly to be aware if it's a Hi-Intensity Engagement Zone or a location where there is a Power Supply Interruption. Both can affect the difficulty severely, and could result in a wipe and loss. Low-Intensity Engagement Zones are also now in the game, having the opposite effect.

We've got more Darktide guides coming as the co-op shooter launches and beyond.

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide Rips Onto PC, Game Pass https://www.gameskinny.com/gapo2/warhammer-40k-darktide-rips-onto-pc-game-pass https://www.gameskinny.com/gapo2/warhammer-40k-darktide-rips-onto-pc-game-pass Wed, 30 Nov 2022 11:09:03 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Rejects, it's almost time! Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is finally out in full today, the game having gone through a nearly two-week beta period before release for pre-order holders.

Darktide brings a formula similar to Vermintide to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, allowing four players to rip, tear, and shoot their way through hordes of heretics and mutants in the name of the Emperor in an overall experience that is best described as brutally visceral. (Seriously, there's viscera flying everywhere — and you make it happen! I am perhaps a little too giddy over the fact that my Ogryn slices through heretics like butter).

Four classes will be included at launch:

  • Veteran: Sharpshooter — As the name indicates, you'll be shooting your way to victory with Veteran: Sharpshooter.
  • Psyker: Psykinetic — Makes heavy use of single target and area of effect psychic attacks to shock or blow up hordes.
  • Ogryn: Skullbreaker — Larger than the others, Ogryn make use of their brute strength and size to either be protectors or melee-focused meat grinders.
  • Zealot: Preacher — Primarily focused on melee DPS, the Zealot is a risky class that deals more damage at lower health.

There's more variety in playstyle than one might expect, with the Psykinetic standing out as a caster and the Skullbreaker as more of a hybrid than the Sharpshooter or Preacher.

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide Launch Times

The day-long maintenance has been hard for beta players, but launch is here to bring normalcy back to the Mourningstar.

Darktide will be launching today at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. GMT on PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, and the game will be included in Game Pass for PC players.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners will have to wait to see the game on their platforms, as the Darktide console release has been delayed for now. Considering the game's performance during beta, it's for the best.

Imperial Edition pre-order holders on PC should be receiving their exclusive goodies as well today, as they were not available through the beta.

Will launch bring more stability to Fatshark's latest co-op release? We'll find out here in a few hours as Warhammer 40,000: Darktide opens the floodgates for all rejects.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Where to Find Eevee https://www.gameskinny.com/180h3/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-where-to-find-eevee https://www.gameskinny.com/180h3/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-where-to-find-eevee Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:29:37 -0500 John Schutt

Eevee is one of the franchise's most iconic monsters, and while finding one in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will prove difficult, it's always a good idea to seek them out. We'll cover all the places to find Eevee in this guide.

Eevee's evolved forms are some of the better options in their Normal type class, with Espeon, Vaporeon, and Sylveon being just some of the standouts. However, finding Eevee in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will prove difficult; they're only available in a select few locations and not very often. 

Eevee Locations in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

It doesn't take long to start your quest for Eevee in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as one of the only places you'll find them in all of Paldea is in the fields west and north of the town of Cortondo. Coincidentally, Cortondo is home to the Bug Gym, the first gym on the critical path. You can get there by traveling west from Los Platos. The road takes you straight there.

Once you arrive in Cortondo, head to the grassy fields west of the town and wander about. Eevee are an incredibly rare spawn here, but this is the best place to find them, as they'll be low enough level that you can quickly train them while raising their Friendship score. Trained Pokemon are always stronger than wild-caught ones, and you can also get a better feel for how they play.

There's a small spot north of town as well, but it's only worth checking if you want a change of scenery, as its tiny size makes farming for Eevee something of a crapshoot.

You can also find Eevee immediately around the city of Medali in the northwest portion of the map. As with Cortondo, the spawn rate near Medali is very low, so don't expect to find three or four Eevees wandering close to one another. Pokemon around Medali are around levels 25-30 or so, meaning you'll have to work harder to train any Eevee you find.

If you want to maximize the spawn possibilities for Eevee, get yourself a Sandwich with the Encounter Power: Normal ability. This will increase the number of Normal-type spawns in your immediate area, which will vastly increase your chances of an Eevee showing up.

If you don't have any luck finding Eevee out in the wild, you can always hope to get lucky with a Tera Raid Battle. Outside of special events, there's always a small chance either the PokePortal or the various crystals in your world will have a Terastal Eevee. Unless you want large Experience Candies, it's probably best to go for a low-star Raid for better overall stats. Should you get a high-level Eevee, you can certainly use it for breeding your perfect evolution in the long run.

That's about it for finding Eevee in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Expect to be looking long and hard if your luck isn't the best. The reward is well worth the toil, as the various Eeveelutions are some of the best mid-late game options and can be good at any level if appropriately trained. We've covered other Pokemon topics here, including the best gym order, how to get Tera Shards, and more in our Scarlet and Violet guides hub.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Check IVs https://www.gameskinny.com/mdlpn/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-check-ivs https://www.gameskinny.com/mdlpn/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-check-ivs Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:37:49 -0500 John Schutt

Combat in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a relatively simple premise on its own. Every creature has one or two types, which have strengths and weaknesses. Pokemon are also good at attacking using either Special or Normal attacks, and they have other defensive and Speed stats to back them up. There is, however, a second set of hidden stats called individual values or IVs, that determine how a Pokemon's stats will grow on top of its nature doing the same.

IVs have long been instrumental for Pokemon battling at the higher levels, with the best Trainers spending countless hours breeding teams with optimal IVs. A squad of Pokemon with the best possible IVs will outshine an identical one without them. It wasn't easy to check IVs for many generations, though the community developed methods. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have a handy mechanic for doing just that. Find out how to unlock it here.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Individual Values Explained

For most of your playthrough, you'll be unable to check IVs beyond making educated guesses as you raise your team. If you're leveling two of the same Pokemon with the exact nature and one is seeing better gains than the other, the Pokemon with superior stats has better overall IVs.

After you finish the Victory Road quest, defeat the Elite Four and the Champion, and have another fight with Nemona, you earn an item called the Hall of Fame Badge. With this badge, you earn the ability to Judge your Pokemon, a mechanic explained if you visit any Pokemon Center nurse in Paldea.

Activating it is simple. Go into your Boxes and hover over the Pokemon whose IVs you want to check. Then press the + button on your Switch twice. Doing that will change the Pokemon's stat screen, adding descriptors next to each statistic. These vary from Best to Decent, etc., dictating which stats have the best Individual Values.

IVs are entirely separate from a Pokemon's nature, so you might have a Pokemon that specializes in the Attack stat and has an Attack nature, but its Attack IV is trash. The opposite is also true. Ideally, you want as many of the members of your team as possible to have stats in the Best category, though you should prioritize a Pokemon's strengths before boosting its weaknesses.

There's much more granularity to the IV system in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but you can now start the essentially endless grind for a team with a perfect set of Individual Values with the power to check them on command. While you do, check out our other Pokemon guides, including how to get Tera Shards, the best Gym order, and more in our guides hub.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Breed Pokemon and Get Eggs https://www.gameskinny.com/zgoit/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-breed-pokemon-and-get-eggs https://www.gameskinny.com/zgoit/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-breed-pokemon-and-get-eggs Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:53:41 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Breeding has been a major part of the Pokemon series since generation two with Gold and Silver, and that's more true than ever with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Breeding in Scarlet and Violet works a bit differently from previous generations, with it taking place over picnics. In this guide, we'll go over how to breed Pokemon, how the egg system works, and how to increase Egg Power in the latest Pokemon releases.

How to Breed Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon breeding is now done entirely through picnics, not daycares like in previous games. The only thing you need to breed is two Pokemon, one male and one female, that belong in the same Egg Group.

If you're unfamiliar with Egg Groups they essentially correspond to the look of a Pokemon. There are fourteen main Egg Groups, and just like with type Pokemon can belong to multiple groups.

Here's a list of Egg Groups, and sites like Bulbapedia have more detailed information on which Pokemon belong to which groups. 

  • Monster 
  • Human 1
  • Water 1
  • Water 2
  • Water 3
  • Bug
  • Mineral
  • Flying
  • Amorphous
  • Field
  • Fairy
  • Undiscovered
  • Grass
  • Dragon

As long as you have Pokemon that can breed together, eggs will slowly start appearing in your picnic basket. You can check how many eggs are in the basket by walking up and interacting with it. Your basket can hold roughly ten eggs at a time, and any Pokemon that are able to breed will do so. Because of that, you might be better off only having two Pokemon in your party. 

There are a couple extra things you'll want to keep in mind with breeding. If two Pokemon are different species, the Pokemon that hatches from the egg will be the species of the mother. The same applies to inheriting moves, as moves from the mother are more likely to be inherited than moves from the father. Additionally, Ditto can breed with any Pokemon of any gender or species. 

Finally, some Pokemon have Egg Moves that can only be learned through breeding with a Pokemon that has the move. While breeding is usually involved, you can actually teach Pokemon Egg Moves by having them hold a Mirror Herb and having an empty move slot. Mirror Herbs can be purchased from Delibird Presents for 3,000 money. 

There is actually a way to increase the frequency of eggs during picnics, which is by increasing your Egg Power.

How Egg Power Works in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Egg Power is a new mechanic in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which is gained by having picnics and eating food. To get Egg Power you'll need to make a sandwich with ingredients that grant you the status, which typically includes apples, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, kiwi, marmalade, olive, oil, cream cheese, whipped cream, and more.

Of course, if you'd rather not make your own sandwiches you can head to any city and find a plethora of restaurants.

Much like other meal benefits, Egg Power has different levels, and the higher the level the more likely you'll be to get eggs while picnicking. Just keep in mind that benefits from sandwiches only last for 30 minutes.

How to Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Hatching an egg is just as simple as it's always been, as all you need to do is keep it in your party for a requisite amount of time. The egg will take up your party slots, but simply walk around with it and eventually, you'll have a brand new Pokemon.

Luckily, there are certain Pokemon that have moves that can speed up the process of egg-hatching. These moves are:

  • Flame Body
  • Magma Armor
  • Steam Engine

 

Now you should have a better idea of how to breed Pokemon and hatch eggs. For even more tips and help, make sure to take a look at our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides hub

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God of War: Ragnarok — Best Shield Ronds https://www.gameskinny.com/48x6d/god-of-war-ragnarok-best-shield-ronds https://www.gameskinny.com/48x6d/god-of-war-ragnarok-best-shield-ronds Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:43:20 -0500 Sergey_3847

There are 12 shield Ronds in God of War: Ragnarok, which are special attachments that may increase Kratos' stats and provide him with additional offensive and defensive abilities. Many of these Ronds can be obtained as rewards for completing certain favors.

Our guide will provide you with a list of the best shield Ronds in God of War: Ragnarok, including tips on how to obtain them.

Rond of Obliteration

The Rond of Obliteration's stats are as follows:

  • Strength: 10
  • Defense: 10
  • Runic: 13
  • Cooldown: 13
  • Luck: 13
  • Vitality: 13

This is the most powerful shield attachment in God of War: Ragnarok, as it not only buffs all of Kratos' stats, but it also provides players with a ranged weaponry called Shards of the Valkyrie.

In order to use this weapon, players need to hold block for a few seconds, letting the shield charge, and then press Block + L3, releasing a volley of shards that will strike all enemies within a certain distance.

Rond of Obliteration can be used at Level 8, but it can be upgraded to level 9. Here are the upgrade requirements and stats.

  • Level 9 Rond of Obliteration requires 14,000 Hacksilver, 30 Dust of Realms, 45 Shining Crystal and has the following stats:
    • Strength: 11
    • Defense: 11
    • Runic: 14
    • Cooldown: 14
    • Luck: 14
    • Vitality: 14
How to get Rond of Obliteration

When players finish the main story campaign of the game, they will gain access to one more boss: Gna.

Note that this is the hardest boss in the game, who can be found in a secret place at The Crucible in Muspelheim (indicated on the map above).

The entrance to this location can be found next to the Nornir Chest, and once you enter the area and pick up the book, the battle will begin.

In addition to Rond of Obliteration, players will also get The Queen's Armor for Freya, and The Queen's Roar runic summon.

Rond of Disruption

The Rond of Disruption's base stats are as follows:

  • Defense: 22
  • Runic: 17
  • Luck: 17

While Rond of Obliteration is focused on buffing all of Kratos' stats, this shield attachment is mainly focused on defense and luck. It could be a good companion to either a low stat shield or an armor that is low on those specific stats.

Rond of Disruption also has a chance of creating an Elemental Storm, which is an AoE attack that can be used both offensively and defensively. Players need to double tap the Block button, and then Parry.

Rond of Disruption can be obtained at Level 7, but it can be upgraded to level 9. Here are the upgrade requirements and stats.

  • Level 8 requires 10,000 Hacksilver, 15 Dust of Realms, 3 Luminous Alloy and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 25
    • Runic: 20
    • Luck: 20
  • Level 9 requires 14,000 Hacksilver, 30 Dust of Realms, 45 Shining Crystals and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 29
    • Runic: 23
    • Luck: 23
How to get Rond of Disruption

This attachment can be obtained after completing "A Stag for All Seasons" favor, which requires players to gather all stags in Vanaheim.

You can use our guide for all stag locations in God of War: Ragnarok right here.

Rond of Absorption

Rond of Absorption's stats are as follows:

  • Defense: 18
  • Runic: 22

Here is another example of an offensive shield with strong base defenses. But unlike Rond of Disruption, this shield attachment is a lot easier to obtain.

Whenever players Block or Parry enemy attacks, Rond of Absorption automatically increases your Permafrost, Immolation, and Maelstrom skills.

How to get the Rond of Absorption

This attachment can be crafted as soon as you reach Level 6 for 1,000 Divine Ashes. If you wish to upgrade it further, then use the following materials:

  • Level 7 requires 500 Divine Ashes and 1 Blazing Ember, and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 22
    • Runic: 26
  • Level 8 requires 1,000 Divine Ashes and 2 Blazing Embers, and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 25
    • Runic: 30
  • Level 9 requires 1,500 Divine Ashes, 45 Shining Crystals, 30 Dust of Realms and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 29
    • Runic: 34

Rond of Fortification

Rond of Fortification's stats are as follows:

  • Defense: 18

This shield Rond offers nothing but a solid defense that will help you improve your shield and armor.

It may not have any cool offensive tricks like the previous shields, but it does produce a strong explosion that stuns enemies, if you hold the block button for a few seconds.

Rond of Fortification starts at Level 6, just like Rond of Absorption, but it can be improved with:

  • Level 7 requires 7,500 Hacksilver and 2 Luminous Alloy, and has the following stats
    • Defense: 47
  • Level 8 requires 15 Dust of Realms and 3 Luminous Alloy, and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 55
  • Level 9 requires 14,000 Hacksilver, 30 Dust of Realms, 45 Shining Crystals and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 63
How to get the Rond of Fortification

You need to collect some Crystalline Fragments first, and then offer them at the Wishing Well in Vanaheim (indicated on the map above). One of the rewards will include this attachment.

Rond of the Nine Realms

Rond of the Nine Realms' stats are as follows:

  • Defense: 18
  • Luck: 22

In addition to some very decent defense stats, Rond of the Nine Realms is practically a time machine, as it allows players to slow down enemies.

The Realm Shift effect can be easily achieved by simply parrying enemy attacks. Although it may not always work, the chance is still high.

Initially, Rond of the Nine Realms is available at Level 6, and then you can upgrade it using:

  • Level 7 requires 7,500 Hacksilver and 2 Luminous Alloy, and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 22
    • Luck: 26
  • Level 8 requires 10,000 Hacksilver, 3 Dust of Realms, and 15 Luminous Alloy, and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 25
    • Luck: 30
  • Level 9 requires 14,000 Hacksilver, 30 Dust of Realms, 20 Fortified Remnants and has the following stats:
    • Defense: 29
    • Luck: 34
How to get the Rond of the Nine Realms

You will be rewarded with this shield attachment as soon as you complete the "For Vanaheim" favor, which requires players to find Birgir in Vanaheim (Birgir's cave is indicated on the map above).

Those are the best shield Ronds in God of War: Ragnarok. For other locations guides, walkthroughs, and more, head over to our Ragnarok tips hub right here.

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God of War: Ragnarok — Flower Locations Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/leafl/god-of-war-ragnarok-flower-locations-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/leafl/god-of-war-ragnarok-flower-locations-guide Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:49:10 -0500 Sergey_3847

God of War: Ragnarok players can help Freya find the nine flowers scattered all over the Nine Realms during the "Nine Realms of Bloom" favor. Note that many flowers become available only when the story campaign is over.

This guide will show you all flower locations in God of War: Ragnarok, including the conditions required for finding them.

Flower Location #1: Sparkthorn

You can initiate the "Nine Realms of Bloom" favor by collecting the first flower at Nidavellir in Svartalfheim. The Sparkthorn flower becomes available after you complete the 10th story mission, "Forging Destiny".

It can be seen right outside on the street near one of the houses, indicated on the map above. Let Freya pick it up, and then you can go find the rest of the flowers across the Nine Realms.

Flower Location #2: Dawnbloom

The next flower can be seen at the foot of the mountain in The Forbidden Sands of Alfheim.

Dawnbloom will appear only when players complete the "Song of the Sands" favor, which requires players to find Hafgufa and destroy its bindings.

Flower Location #3: Ashpetal

The third flower can be found on the ground in The Crucible at Muspelheim. Ashpetal will appear only after players collect both halves of the Muspelheim Seed in Svartalfheim.

Flower Location #4: Soulblossom

The fourth flower can be obtained at Hel's Perch in Helheim next to a dead body. The Soulblossom will appear once you defeat the boss of the area Garm, who unlocks the passage to the area.

Flower Location #5: Starblush

The next flower can be found on the narrow path in the south of The Sinkholes in Vanaheim. Starblush becomes available after you complete the "Return of the River" favor, which requires you to flood the jungle.

Flower Location #6: Ironbell

The sixth flower can be seen at the Angrboda's Treehouse in Jotunheim.

Ironbell can be obtained only when you complete God of War: Ragnarok's main story. If you've done so, travel to Sindri's House and speak to Ratatoskr to unlock this fast travel point.

Flower Location #7: Mirkweed

Mirkweed can be found next to a giant turtle statue at the Sanctuary Grove in Midgard. The fast travel point becomes available after speaking to Ratatoskr when the story is finished.

Flower Location #8: Frostfinger

The same goes for Frostfinger, which becomes available after talking to Ratatoskr at the end of the story campaign. You can find the flower in Mist Fields of Niflheim.

Flower Location #9: Dreamshade

The ninth and final flower can be found inside a prison cell of the Aesir Prison Wreckage in Niflheim. This area also becomes available once you complete the story campaign of the game.

Nine Realms of Bloom Rewards

Once you find all nine flowers, you will receive the following rewards:

  • 750 XP (Kratos).
  • 750 XP (Freya).

Those are all flower locations in God of War: Ragnarok. For other locations guides, walkthroughs, and more, head over to our Ragnarok tips hub right here.

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God of War: Ragnarok — Troll Locations Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/jpo4h/god-of-war-ragnarok-troll-locations-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/jpo4h/god-of-war-ragnarok-troll-locations-guide Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:24:08 -0500 Sergey_3847

The Steinbjorn armor is considered one of the best armor sets in God of War: Ragnarok. To craft the set, you will need to obtain four Slumber Stones, which can be obtained only by slaying Trolls.

This guide will show you all troll locations in God of War: Ragnarok and include tips on how to summon them.

How to Get the Mystical Heirloom Relic

Before you can defeat the Trolls, you need to find the Mystical Heirloom relic required to summon them.

You can find the Mystical Heirloom next to the Tyr's Temple in Midgard. Go to the spot indicated on the map above and destroy a snow wall in front of you. This will reveal a secret passage. Enter the passage, and pick up the Mystical Heirloom from the dead body on the ground.

Troll Location #1

The first Troll statue can be found at the outer wall of The Derelict Outpost in Midgard. Approach the statue, equip the Mystical Heirloom relic, and press L1 + Circle to summon the Troll.

You can defeat the Troll using the Draupnir Spear. Once it's dead, you will be rewarded with the first Slumber Stone.

Troll Locations #2-3

Two other Troll Statues can be found just outside Noatun's Garden in Vanaheim. You'll have a tough fight on your hands between both Trolls. At the end of the fight, each will drop a Slumber Stone, which should be your second and third.

Troll Location #4

The fourth and final Troll statue can be located at the edge of the cliff in The Forbidden Sands of Alfheim. When this final Troll is dead, you can take all four Slumber Stones and visit a blacksmith to craft a full Steinbjorn armor set for you.

Those are all Troll locations in God of War: Ragnarok. For other locations guides, walkthroughs, and more, head over to our Ragnarok tips hub right here.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Get Tera Shards https://www.gameskinny.com/5u1ff/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-get-tera-shards https://www.gameskinny.com/5u1ff/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-how-to-get-tera-shards Mon, 28 Nov 2022 11:40:41 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Terrastalization is the unique new gimmick of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, letting Pokemon turn into a crystallized form in the middle of battle to boost their power and can even change their type. But you'll need Tera Shards to do so.

Each Pokemon has a set Tera type, but for players that really want ultimate control over their party, you can actually alter a Pokemon's Tera type with a bit of work. With that in mind, here's how to get Tera Shards in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Tera Shards Explained

Terrastalized Pokemon can be found out in the wild, and if you defeat them, you can get a small amount of Tera crystals. However, finding wild Terrastalized Pokemon is unreliable at best, and even when you do find them, you won't know what type of crystals you're getting until they're defeated.

Tera Raid Battles are the better source of Tera Shards, and they can be found all over the map. If you open up your map, you'll see a ton of little icons that look like the type symbols, and each of these is a Tera Raid Battle with a Pokemon of that specific type, meaning you'll get those specific crystals if you win. However, the number of Tera Crystals you get is entirely depending upon the star ranking of the battle. You can see how it shakes out below. 

  • One-Star Battle — 0 Tera Shards.
  • Two-Star Battle — 0 Tera Shards.
  • Three-Star Battle — 2 Tera Shards.
  • Four-Star Battle — 3 Tera Shards.
  • Five-Star Battle — 4 Tera Shards.
  • Six-Star Battle — 6 Tera Shards.

Your ability to get Tera Shards will obviously go up as you progress through the game and level up your team. Now once you've collected the shards, you need to know how to use them. 

How to Use Tera Shards

Tera Shards are sued to change the Tera-type of a Pokemon, and once you have 50 of a specific type of shard, you can change a Pokemon to that type.

To change a Pokemon's Tera type, head to the town of Medali and go to the Treasure Eatery, the restaurant right next to the Medali (East) Pokemon Center. Of course, to use this feature, you'll need to have beaten the Medali gym leader, Larry

Once you've done that and you have enough shards, simply head into the restaurant and talk to the chef to change the Tera-type of whichever Pokemon you want. 

That's everything you need to know about Tera Shards in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. For more tips and help, make sure to take a look at our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides hub

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