Strategy Genre RSS Feed | Strategy on GameSkinny en Launch Media Network League of Legends: How to Fix Error 5C Trouble Fetching Information for This Player Wed, 29 Mar 2023 17:18:51 -0400 Ashley Erickson

League of Legends Error 5C has been keeping players from logging into the client. You may have gotten ready to start playing and found you couldn't, only to be met with a message saying there's "trouble fetching information for this player." What gives? Here's how to fix LoL Error 5C.

What is Error 5C: Trouble Fetching Information for This Player?

Error 5C, which has occurred in the past, causes log-in attempts to fail. While Riot Games has fixed the error on its end, it has been a repeated error throughout League of Legends' history. As with many issues, this one seems to be related to your Internet connection. 

Is There a Fix for LoL Error 5C?  

If you happen to have Error 5C pop up on your PC or device, here's what you can do to try and fix it.

  • Check the Client Version: Ensure you're using the latest version of the client and update if need be. You can check this by looking on the upper left side of the client to see if there is an update progress bar or play button.
  • Check if the Riot Servers are Down: It's possible that the League of Legends servers are down. Look at LoL's Downdetector page and the official LoL Riot page
  • Check Your Internet Connection Status: Check that you're connected to the Internet on your device. It's possible there was a momentary dip or disruption. 
  • Restart/unplug Your Router: This is a basic troubleshooting tip but one that can easily fix any connection issues you might be having. 
  • Restart Your Computer/System: A quick restart can sometimes issues like Error 5C that are based on connectivity problems.
  • Log Into Another Account: Some users have found logging into another account, then logging back into yours will fix Error 5C. 
  • Repair Your Client: Use the Hextech Repair Tool, which is available on the LoL website for PC and Mac, to fix your client.
  • Submit a Ticket: If all else fails you will need to submit a ticket to get the issue resolved.

Those are the various methods you can employ to try and fix the League of Legends Error 5C. Hopefully, one of these methods helped you get around the "trouble fetching information for this player" login failure message. For more tips and tricks, check out our LoL library of guides.

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Resident Evil 4 Costumes Unlock Guide Wed, 29 Mar 2023 16:59:18 -0400 Ashley Shankle

As you might expect, there are a few different costumes you can unlock in the Resident Evil 4 remake by playing the game. One in particular, the knight armor for Ashley, should pique your interest since it makes her invulnerable. The others are snazzy, though. Here's how to get every costume in the RE4 remake.

How to Unlock Every Outfit in the Resident Evil 4 Remake

There are six unlockable costumes in RE4: three for Leon and three for Ashley. None of the available digs for Leon have any gameplay effects, but the same can't be said for one single costume available to Ashley, provided you meet the requirements.

Unlockable Leon Costumes

All three of these outfits are unlocked simply by clearing the game on any difficulty.

  • Jacket
  • Pinstripe
  • Shirt

Unlockable Ashley Costumes

These two outfits for Ashley also only require you to complete the game once to unlock them in the CP shop.

  • Jacket
  • Jacketless

The Armor outfit for Ashley is the one you'll want to put some extra effort into getting, particularly if you intend to play the game more than once. Which is, of course, the only way to get it.

  • Armor

Known as the Knight Armor by fans of the original 2005 version of Resident Evil 4, the Armor costume makes Ashley entirely impervious to enemy attacks. No longer will she be incapacitated or hauled off — she'll be an immovable wall of armor. Though, we haven't tested whether she can take an Infinite Rocket Launcher shot to the face with the Armor on yet.

The DLC costumes for the Resident Evil 4 remake are nice, but actually earning cosmetics is far more rewarding. Though, the filter on the Villain DLC costume does have an interesting Devil May Cry vibe. Check out our other guides for the Resident Evil 4 remake here on GameSkinny

Forza Horizon 5: How to Start the Rally Adventure DLC Expansion Wed, 29 Mar 2023 16:52:19 -0400 Jason Rodriguez

The Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure DLC expansion lets you take the race off-road into the badlands of Sierra Nueva. If it's your first time delving into the newest add-on content, it's not entirely obvious how to start the DLC expansion. Here's what you need to know. 

Where to Start Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure Explained

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Rally Adventure is part of the Premium Edition and Premium Add-ons Bundle for Forza Horizon 5, but if you haven't purchased either of those versions, you can get the expansion on its own for $19.99.

Once you've purchased the Rally Adventure DLC, check to make sure the base game is updated to the latest version.

In-game, you'll need to have progressed further until you reach the main Horizon Festival site to acquire your first car. Then, you should see the Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure icon in the northwest portion of the Mexico map. Head to that location to start the Horizon Badlands Expedition.

From there, you'll drive a couple of new vehicles, including the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum and the 2001 Ford #4 Ford Focus RS. This is also where you'll learn of a new feature where your co-driver will note any turns, jumps, or track changes as you advance further.

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When that's done, you'll be able to start the Rally Adventure DLC expansion in earnest. You can explore Sierra Nueva at your leisure, but it's probably best to get a few activities done so you can choose a team. This will unlock additional sets of challenges for you to complete.

And that's how to start the Rally Adventure DLC in Forza Horizon 5. If you wish to return to Mexico, you can open the Campaign menu and click on the Travel to Mexico option to head back. It's really that easy to bounce between the base game content and the expansion. Look for more Forza Horizon 5 guides here on GameSkinny.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake: How to Get the Infinite Rocket Launcher Wed, 29 Mar 2023 16:48:11 -0400 Ashley Shankle

The Rocket Launcher is pretty funny in the Resident Evil 4 remake because it essentially serves to one-shot bosses. You could do a lot more with a Rocket Launcher packing infinite ammo, and you probably wouldn't be surprised to find out there is one. The Infinite Rocket Launcher is a destructive sight to behold, though Ashley will probably suffer for it.

How to Unlock the Infinite Ammo Rocket Launcher in RE4 Remake

Some of the unlocks in the Resident Evil 4 remake have some intense requirements, but the first part of unlocking the Infinite Rocket Launcher isn't that strenuous. The second half? That's another story.

To initially unlock the Infinite Rocket Launcher in RE4, you have to:

  • Complete a single run of the game on any difficulty. You can do it on Assisted or Professional; it doesn't matter.
  • Have 2,000,000 Pesetas.

Related: How to Get Infinite Ammo for Other Weapons

After your first playthrough, you'll see the Infinite Rocket Launcher at the very first Merchant you come across and every other one after. He'll be offering it at the exact same price each time.

The Infinite Rocket Launcher will hold up after a single shot, unlike the normal one, but it's unwieldy to use. You'll accidentally blow Ashley up more than you'll ever admit to your friends, and you'll be locked from achieving S+ ranking on a playthrough, keeping you from getting the Cat Ears accessory.

Regardless, it's a ton of fun and worth making sure to adorn treasures for full bonuses through a frugal playthrough or two to get your hands on it.

That's all you need to know about how to get the infinite ammo Rocket Launcher in the Resident Evil 4 remake. If you're a fan, chances are you're going to buy this bad boy at some point just for the giggles. Now that we've got the Infinite Rocket Launcher out of the way, why not check out some of our other guides on the Resident Evil 4 remake, stranger?

Resident Evil 4 Remake: How to Skip the Wrecking Ball Sequence Wed, 29 Mar 2023 14:44:35 -0400 John Schutt

The wrecking ball sequence in Chapter 14 of the Resident Evil 4 remake is a grueling segment late the in the game that, if not done perfectly, can cost you precious time. If you’re going for an S+ rank run in RE4 remake, it can even be the difference between success and failure. Luckily, there’s currently a way to skip the wrecking ball encounter entirely, but you’ll need fast reflexes and even faster sensitivity to do it correctly.

Skipping the Wrecking Ball Encounter in RE 4 Remake Explained

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The wrecking ball sequence skip is simple in theory but incredibly difficult in practice. Just after you begin Chapter 14, you’ll face a locked gate. Normally, you’d climb down the ladder nearby and defend Ashley as she breaks down a barrier for you.

The wrecking ball skip sees you clipping through the locked door and opening it with Ashley still on the other side. Done correctly, the game assumes you’ve completed the encounter and allows the lift to the next section of the game to activate.

How to do the Wrecking Ball Sequence Skip

To accomplish the skip

  • Take out the weapon you’ve equipped with your Biosensor Scope.
  • Aim at the ground in front of the door (specifically where the interact button prompt appears).

The next three steps need to be done almost instantaneously and with precise timing.

  • Unscope your weapon.
  • Spin your camera 180 degrees.
  • Press the interact button.

If you do it right, Leon will clip through the gate and attempt to open it from the other side. The opening failed animation will play, but once it ends, you can interact with the gate again to open the deadbolt and unlock the door.

The wrecking ball sequence skip is easiest using a mouse with high sensitivity, as you must complete the 180-degree turn and button input within a few milliseconds. The skip is also probably possible on the controller, provided you can control the highest possible camera movement speed.

Succeeding at the wrecking ball skip will take some practice and maybe a little luck, but even if you need two or three minutes to get it right, you still save more than 10 minutes bypassing the encounter than actually doing it. For more coverage of Resident Evil 4 Remake, head over to our guides on the Peerless Agent achievement, how to get infinite ammo, and more in our RE4 guides hub.

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Fortnite: How to Get the Egg Launcher in Chapter 4 Season 2 Wed, 29 Mar 2023 13:52:07 -0400 Ashley Erickson

The Egg Launcher is back in Fortnite and the annual egg hunt is once again underway. With the release of the Spring Breakout 2023 update for Chapter 4, Season 2, there are new chickens, cherry blossoms, and eggs littering the field of Epic's battle royale. So how do you get the Egg Launcher? 

How to Unlock the Egg Launcher

In previous years, the Egg Launcher, much as its name suggests, launched eggs to deal explosive damage. While we don't have explicit confirmation that it will deal the same damage as before, there are no new damage notes included in the v24.10 patch notes.

This means the Egg Launcher most likely deals the same damage as the Grenade Launcher, with slight timing differences for when the explosion occurs. Unvaulted for a limited time, there are a few ways to obtain this weapon in Fortnite.

  • The Egg Launcher can be found in chests and on the ground.
  • Epic and Legendary Egg Launchers can be found in rare chests. 

As with any other item, you may be able to take it off an opponent's body if they had one, but you shouldn't rely on that method to find this Fortnite weapon.

Along with chests, finding one on the ground, or looting it from a vanquished enemy, there are two new methods of obtaining this egg-themed Grenade Launcher.  

  • Purchase it from various characters — noted in the Patch is Cluck, who has some special items to sell to you.
  • The new Springtime Blowout Reality Augment — This new Reality Augment can grant you the Egg Launcher.

That's how to get the Egg Launcher in Fortnite during the Spring Breakout 2023 event. The event runs until April 11, 2023, when the eggcitement will head back to the vault. Check out our Fortnite guides page for any other assistance in getting your chicken dinner. 

Fortnite v24.10 Patch Notes: All Updates and Features Wed, 29 Mar 2023 13:27:32 -0400 Maddison Ahlbrand

Fortnite is in full bloom and ready for spring with the v.24.10 Patch. From the cheerful new cherry blossoms across the map to spring chickens hopping across the battlefield, the update brings exciting new features

Starting March 29, 2023 at 9 a.m. EST, Spring Breakout Quests begin with new quests added daily at 9 a.m. EST until the event concludes on April 11, 2023, at 12 a.m. EST. The quest rewards consist of XP and unique locker items including:

  • Day 1 Quest Reward: Bloomback Sack Back Bling
  • Day 7 Quest Reward: Shell Smash Spray
  • Day 9 Quest Reward: The Works Loading Screen
  • Day 12 Quest Reward: A Spring Breakout Banner Icon

Other achievements include:

  • Completion of 12 Spring Breakout Quests: Nannerbloom Hammer Pickaxe
  • Completion of 22 Spring Breakout Quests: Fresh Flyer Glider

Image via Epic Games 

The island has new purple and green chickens roaming around that lay eggs that offer temporary benefits unique to the color of the egg:

  • Green Eggs: Offer a heal, restoring health, and shield slowly over time.
  • Blue Eggs: Provide a low gravity effect and a health bonus
  • Golden Eggs: Cannot be consumed, the eggs offer gold Bars.

In a nod to the chicken and egg theme, a familiar weapon from the Fortnite vault has been resurrected in Spring spirit — the Egg Launcher. Egg Launchers can be discovered on the ground, in chests, supply drops, or purchased from various NPCs. You can also receive one from the Springtime Blowout Reality Augment. 

V.24.10 Reality Augments:

  • Rail Warrior: You can regenerate health and partial shield by riding grind railers or ziplines. Not applicable if you're in the storm.
  • Go For Broke: Grants a Charge Shotgun and Flintknock Pistol.
  • Aquatic Warrior: You can move faster and regenerate health and partial shield while swimming. Not applicable if you're in the storm.
  • Game Time: Grants a Pizza Party and Chug Splashes. 

V.24.10 Specialist Characters:

There are four types of Specialist characters ready for hire in the new update, each offering unique perks:

  • Scout Specialist: Scouts are an expert with the Sniper rifle, taking aim at enemies from afar. They can also ping nearby enemies and chests. 
  • Heavy Specialist: Heavies bring the powder keg to the party with explosives in their inventory. They have a higher resistance to damage than other specialists. 
  • Supply Specialist: Supplies do what their namesake suggests and provide you with ammo and mats for you to pick up. They will not drop mats in Zero Build mode.
  • Medical Specialist: These specialists are your combat medic, offering heals and Chug Splashes to restore your Health and Shield.

User Experience Updates:

  • The Collections tab is now titled the “Characters” tab, and you can navigate to it by opening the map in a match. It will display the locations of all characters, discovered and undiscovered. After the discovery of a character, you can view their services and the Bars cost.
  • Building Sensitivity and Editing Sensitivity settings have been added to Fortnite’s “Mouse and Keyboard” settings menu. You will now be able to adjust the speed of building or editing structures. 
  • The Character Cluck will have Spring Breakout-specific items, and you can locate Cluck in the Characters tab.

Miscellaneous Updates:

  • Improved the handling turn radius of the Rogue Bike vehicle at high speeds.
  • Energy usage on Xbox and Playstation consoles is being rebalanced. When you are in the Lobby, the frame rate will drop to 30 FPS after a period of inactivity. The FPS will return to 60 when returning or joining a match.

Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 2 Super Level Styles:

  • Bonus styles for the season are available to players who progress past level 100. The new update brings unique Super Level Styles as bonus rewards, starting after level 125.
    • The rewards include Kinetic Rush, Neon Citrus, and the Mega Wave styles for the Thunder, Imani, Renzo the Destroyer, Mizuki, and Highwire Outfits.

Image via Epic Games

Competitive Notes

  • The Spring Breakout Chickens, Eggs, Egg Launcher, and Springtime Blowout Reality Augment are not active in Competitive playlists.
  • Zero Build Cups, Duos Cash Cups, and Victory Cups being this week. 

Major Build Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where players were asked to install Save the World after already installing it.
  • Fixed the issue with the Kinetic Blade's Knockback Slash that stopped the owner from taking fall damage. (Note: The Dash Attack will still prevent fall damage.)
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing FPS on mobile devices from progressing past 60 FPS, even when 90 FPS was available. 
  • The grind rail interaction button no longer has a delay on mobile devices.
  • Fixed the issue that caused the ziplines in Party Royale to be disabled. Ziplines have been re-enabled in Party Royale.

Well, that's it for the Fortnite v24.10 patch notes and the release of Spring Breakout. Stay tuned for Fortnite's exciting future updates. 

Feature image via Epic Games.

Will Captain Pikachu Come to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Wed, 29 Mar 2023 14:27:18 -0400 Olivia Rolls

Could Captain Pikachu come to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? It's likely, and here's why. 

Following Ash’s departure from the Pokemon animated series, we have now been introduced to a roster of all-new heroes set to take the stage in Pokemon Horizons: The Series. Ash and his partner Pikachu will be dearly missed by franchise fans, but the Pokemon Company isn’t doing away with their Electric-type mascot just yet. 

Enter Captain Pikachu, partnered with his trainer, Friede. While there is still much to be revealed about the newcomer duo, trailers for the new series coupled with news regarding the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have left fans hopeful that we might see Captain Pikachu make an appearance in the games sometime soon. 

Is Captain Pikachu Coming to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet? 

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While nothing has been confirmed just yet, franchise fans are expecting that Captain Pikachu will arrive in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in an upcoming event due to news regarding a trademark on Captain Pikachu’s hat and the franchise's history of distributing special event monsters. 

In a tweet by Joe Merrick, the creator of Pokemon news site Serebii, it was confirmed that Nintendo and GameFreak have both trademarked the symbol on Captain Pikachu’s hat. This implies that we’ll be seeing Captain Pikachu merchandise and perhaps an in-game appearance in the near future. 

This is further corroborated by the fact that Pokemon has a history of distributing special event Pikachu wearing Ash’s hats from across the regions. These events began in Generation 7 and continued into Generation 8 with the DLC Expansion packs for Pokemon Sword and Shield

However, Dressed-up Pikachu have also appeared in-game before, outside of special events. In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, you could obtain a special Cosplay Pikachu that had access to a set of various Pokemon Contest outfits, befitting the theme of the performance you were participating in.  

Perhaps we'll see a similar event or in-game feature incorporated in the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC packs, entitled The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk, when they're released in the fall and winter of this year.  

With that, Captain Pikachu’s introduction to the Pokemon animated series marks a new beginning for the beloved franchise mascot, and we’re likely to see this carry over into Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Whether GameFreak moves forward with a special event or provides an in-game opportunity to obtain Captain Pikachu and others in the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC packs dropping later this year, franchise fans are looking forward to their continued adventures with the Electric-type monster who’s taken the franchise to its fame. 

So is Captain Pikachu on the way? We hope so! For more information on upcoming events, the official TCG and the Pokemon returning in the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC, click the links or check out the rest of our Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guides.

Featured screenshot via The Official Pokemon YouTube.

How to Fix Steam Error Code E20 Wed, 29 Mar 2023 16:45:55 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Steam Error Code E20 appears to affect users when they try to log into Steam, telling them "something went wrong while attempting to sign you in." Some have also encountered it when trying to access the Store.

It can be a frustrating roadblock if you're trying to hop on the client to browse titles, play the latest release, or squad up with your friends in Destiny 2 or Counter Strike: GO. If you've run into Error Code E20, you're wondering if there's a fix. 

What is Steam Error Code E20?

Steam Error Code E20 seems to be either an authentication error or a network error due to an unstable Internet connection or timeout. As with any issue of this nature, it could be a server-side error from maintenance or Steam server issues. If that's the case, there's not much to be done other than wait it out. 

Is There a Fix for Steam Error Code E20?

Of course, there's always the chance that there's an issue on your end, as well. It's best to try some troubleshooting to make sure that it's Steam, not your setup. It's important to note that there seem to be various ways to "fix" this error code, and some users have better success than others. 

Keep an eye on Steam's Downdetector page to see if there are any issues with the service. 

Check Your Internet Connection Status

This is the go-to troubleshooting method when you can't connect to any service, including Steam. It's possible there was a momentary dip in your connection, that it cut out entirely, or that your ISP is currently experiencing issues. 

Go to your Control Panel (PC) or Settings (Mac) to check your Network connections. You can also look at your Task Bar on PC or the Menu Bar on Mac. Lastly, you can also check with your ISP to see if there are any outages in your area. 

Check Your Firewall and Anti-Virus Settings

It's always possible that your firewall or anti-virus settings are keeping you from accessing Steam and giving the E20 error code. Firewall settings can be found in the System and Security menu on PC and the Network section of the Settings menu on Mac. 

These issues can arise if you've recently updated Steam, which seems to happen all the time these days. So it's worth checking out if you run into the E20 error. Valve has complete troubleshooting guidelines for tweaking firewall permissions worth reading over. 

Excluding Steam from your anti-virus software can be a little more complicated, depending on which program you're using. You'll need to consult your specific program's troubleshooting FAQ to find out more. 

However, if you're simply using Windows Defender, do the following:

  • Go to Virus & Threat Protection
  • Then go down the page and click "Virus & Threat Protection"
  • Click "Manage Settings"
  • Click "Exclusions" (near the bottom of the page)
  • Choose "Add or Remove Exclusions"
  • Choose "Yes" when the pop-up appears
  • Click "Add an Exclusion"
  • Choose "File"
  • Choose "Steam.exe." 
Other Potential Fixes for Error Code E20

There are a few other methods to try if the above didn't work.

  • Clear your Steam cache
  • Make sure Steam is up to date
  • Restart Steam
  • Close Steam completely
  • Restart/unplug your router
  • Switch IP addresses
  • Try a different VPN or turn off your VPN
  • Restart your computer

Running into Steam Error E20 can be a real pain in the neck, but hopefully, one of those fixes above solved the issue, letting you back into the client. 

Forspoken DLC In Tanta We Trust Coming in May Wed, 29 Mar 2023 13:40:23 -0400 Ashley Erickson

Square Enix has announced that Forspoken DLC will be arriving soon, and it will be titled In Tanta We Trust. Releasing May 26, 2023, on PC and PS5, the DLC is a prequel meant to set up the backstory of Forspoken. Here's what we know.

The story of Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust begins with Frey continuing her adventure to remove the Break from Athia. She ends up following a mysterious voice and ends up transported 25 years into the past, before the Tantas went insane, at the Purge of the Rheddig. Now she must find a way to save Athia and the Tantas, as well as herself.

Image via Square Enix

Still playing as Frey, you'll be accompanied by Tanta Cinta throughout the DLC's story. New magical abilities will be introduced, along with mechanics to create new combos and battle strategies against the hordes of Rheddig. The environment will feature more vertical buildings, calling on Frey's magical parkour to scale to the top. 

This is an opportunity to explore more of Athia's history. A prequel DLC meant to set up the backstory of the main game, Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust will allow you to play through a defining event in the world's past.  

Those who purchased the Digital Deluxe edition of Forspoken will have access to the DLC on May 23. For those with the main game, Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust will be available for purchase on May 26. 

Featured image via Square Enix.

Tekken 8 Ling Xiaoyu Trailer Features Veteran Fighter Dancing Into Action Wed, 29 Mar 2023 12:34:37 -0400 Peter Glagowski

Up next for the Tekken 8 roster is series veteran fighter Ling Xiaoyu, first introduced in Tekken 3. Her graceful fighting style (inspired by a mixture of different Chinese martial arts) and elegant flair have propelled her to become a fan favorite, so it was no surprise to learn she would be returning.

With the increased fidelity of Unreal Engine 5, Ling's moves flow smoother than ever before. There are hints of Wushu, Bagua, and Tai-Chi in her battle stance, which she incorporates into a graceful offense. Her spry nature and speed have always made her a solid fighter.

The new critical art that Ling uses might not be as flashy as Jun Kazama's or someone like Jack-8, but Ling doesn't need to be brutish to get your attention. She'll win the match without breaking a sweat and look amazing while doing so.

With Ling Xiaoyu on the roster, that likely means we'll see Panda make a return in Tekken 8 (though that hasn't yet been confirmed by Bandai Namco). We're bound to see a trailer for her in the next few days or so, so keep an eye out. Kuma and Panda rendered in ultra-high fidelity will be a sight to behold.

Previous character trailers for the fighting game have revealed Paul, Marshall Law, and Lars Alexandersson, among others. Tekken 8 is planned for release in 2024 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Stay tuned for more trailers and information as we near release. 

Featured image via Bandai Namco.

The Last of Us PC Not Enough RAM and VRAM Error Fix Wed, 29 Mar 2023 13:30:37 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Many trying to play The Last of Us: Part I on PC are running into a RAM and / or VRAM error stating "You don't have enough system and video memory to start the game." This may actually be the case for you, but it could also be a simple fix. Let's go into the most basic VRAM error fixes, other than getting a new GPU.

Check Minimum System Requirements

First make sure that your PC meets the minimum requirements for The Last of Us: Part I, specifically the RAM requirement.

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i7-4770K
  • RAM: 16GB (4GB VRAM)
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 470 (4 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB)
  • SDD: 100 GB available space

If you have less than 16GB RAM and 4GB VRAM, then you won't be able to launch the game. The only solution here is to upgrade your PC's hardware.

Update Your Graphics Drivers

Follow these steps to update Nvidia graphics drivers:

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

Follow these steps to update ATI Radeon graphics drivers:

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

Switch to Dedicated GPU (for Laptop Users)

Some laptop users may not realize that they've been using the integrated graphics card instead of the dedicated one. This may also cause the error to appear at launch. Check this and swap the GPU you're using by following these steps:

  1. Press the Start button in Windows.
  2. Go to "System Settings" menu.
  3. Select "Graphics Settings" option.
  4. Click on "Browse" button in "Add an App" field.
  5. Browse for The Last of Us: Part I.

Now, when you launch the game on your laptop, it will use the dedicated GPU instead of your integrated one, which typically has a lot less VRAM.

That's everything you need to know on how to fix The Last of Us: Part I not enough RAM and VRAM error, and stay tuned for more The Last of Us: Part I tips and tricks articles right here.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake: All Pest Control Requests Guide Wed, 29 Mar 2023 12:37:53 -0400 Serhii Patskan

In the Resident Evil 4 remake players can complete a series of Pest Control requests that will reward you with three Spinels each. A total of nine Spinels can be earned this way and spent on treasure maps or other goodies. Our guide will provide you with tips on how to complete all Pest Control requests in Resident Evil 4 remake.

All Pest Control Requests in the Resident Evil 4 Remake

Pest Control Request

The first Pest Control request can be initiated during Chapter 2. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Escape the Abandoned Factory in Chapter 2.
  2. Check out the boilers beside the Merchant.
  3. Pick up the Pest Control request attached to one of the boilers.

Once you've picked up the first request, you will have to find and kill three rats infesting the factory. Here's where you can find them:

  • The first rat can be seen in the northwestern hallway of the Abandoned Factory.
  • The second and third rats are located in the southwestern rooms of the factory, where you encounter Ganado for the parrying tutorial.

You can easily shoot the rats from the distance using your pistol. Once all three rats are dead, go back to the Merchant and claim your first three Spinels.

More Pest Control Request

The next Pest Control request can be picked up during Chapter 9. You can see it hanging on the wall at the entrance of the Dining Hall in the castle. The task is to yet again kill three rats. Here's what you need to do:

  • The first rat can be seen running around the dining table in the Dining Hall.
  • The second one hangs around an Armory Hall, which is to the west of Dining Hall.
  • The third and final rat can be found only during Chapter 10, running around the hallway that leads to the Mausoleum.

Once all three rats are eliminated, speak to the Merchant for another three Spinels.

Even More Pest Control Request

The last Pest Control request can be picked up in Chapter 14 from the crate, which can be seen to the east of Waste Disposal near the Merchant. This request will require you to find and shoot four rats. Here are their locations:

  • The first rat can be seen right at the entrance to the Waste Disposal.
  • The second rat is located across the control bridge, which can be raised by Ashley.
  • The third and fourth rats can be seen further across the bridge in the dark hallway.

You can use the Biosensor Scope to see the last two rats in the dark. Once all four rats are eliminated, the Merchant will reward you with the last three Spinels.

That's everything you need to know on how to complete all Pest Control requests in Resident Evil 4 remake, and stay tuned for more Resident Evil 4 tips and tricks articles.

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When Can You Pre-Order the Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED? Wed, 29 Mar 2023 13:42:27 -0400 Melissa Sarnowski

With its official reveal, you might be wondering where you can pre-order the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom OLED Nintendo Switch which will release on April 28, 2023. The elegant and classic Hyrulian design for this edition of the Switch is sure to appeal to Zelda players, so here’s how you can pre-order one.

When Can I Pre-order the Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED? Answered

The short answer is: now. You can pre-order the Tears of the Kingdom OLED Switch now, but not from the official Nintendo website at the present time. Instead, you’ll have to pre-order the Switch from other retailers with Best Buy being the first to offer them. However, retailers such as Target and GameStop are now accepting pre-orders as well.

Given the popularity of The Legend of Zelda as a franchise, the Tears of the Kingdom OLED Nintendo Switch model is likely to sell out fairly fast. It’s also important to note that the game isn’t included with the Switch, so you’ll need to order Tears of the Kingdom separately. Given that the console will release before Tears of the Kingdom itself, which releases on May 12, having to purchase them separately might not come as a huge surprise.

Tears of the Kingdom is the follow-up to the popular Breath of the Wild, but it’s also the first Zelda game to receive a special edition Switch console. Now that you know how to pre-order the Tears of the Kingdom OLED Nintendo Switch, you can check out our guide hubs for currently available games to play while you wait, such as the Resident Evil 4 remake or Sun Haven.

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Destiny 2 Lightfall: How to Get The Ecliptic Distaff Wed, 29 Mar 2023 15:00:30 -0400 John Schutt

The Ecliptic Staff is another in a long line of Ritual weapons that have been a part of Destiny 2 for a long time. While their older variations required enormous time-sinks and no small amount of luck or skill to acquire, more recent versions, like this weapon, are just a matter of play.

A new Void Legendary Glaive, the Ecliptic Distaff is something of a catch-all, providing a solid perk selection that specializes in few things but is good at most. Here’s how to get it in Destiny 2.

Where to Get the Ecliptic Distaff in Destiny 2 Season of Defiance

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Only three Ecliptic Distaffs are available in Destiny 2 during Lightfall’s Season of Defiance:

  • One Distaff is from Zavala
  • One is from Shaxx
  • One is from the Drifter

All you need to do to get these Ecliptic Distaffs is reach Rank 16 at each vendor, then return to them at the tower to claim the Distaff.

Tips for Getting the Ecliptic Distaff Faster

The catch is that Rank 16 is the final rank and requires thousands of reputation points to reach. The easiest vendor to earn the Ecliptic Distaff from is Zavala. Spend enough time in the Vanguard Ops and Nightfall playlists, and you’ll earn enough reputation naturally.

You’ll want to make your team as many points as possible per activity, as the higher your Score, the more reputation you receive per completion.

If you prefer a more competitive grind, both Gambit and the Crucible can technically be a faster path to the Ecliptic Distaff, but only provided you can consistently string wins together. You won’t lose reputation for losses, but you'll earn it much slower than if you have long winning streaks.

You’ll also want to look out for double reputation weeks. The first time you log in to Destiny 2 every week, check to see which playlist offers double rep and spend more time there than in the other two. You can get a full vendor reset in just a few days if you grind hard enough, and you’ll have the Ecliptic Distaff in no time if you do so.

There’s not much more to getting the Ecliptic Distaff in Destiny 2 than that. A bit of an exercise in patience, but the possibility of having Repulcer Brace and Close to Melee on a Glaive at the same time can be more tempting than not. For more, head to our guides on the Imperial Decree Shotgun god roll, the Strider Exotic quest, and how to complete the NODE OVRD AVALON mission. Our D2 guides hub has more.

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Destiny 2: How to Get Regnant Grenade Launcher and God Roll Guide Wed, 29 Mar 2023 09:13:13 -0400 John Schutt

As with most weapon progression systems in Destiny 2, if something comes out in a DLC, odds are it’s probably better than whatever you could find in the base game. This concept holds for the Regnant, a Legendary Heavy Grenade Launcher released with Season of Defiance. It’s an easier-to-get and better overall version of the Wendigo GL3, and we’ll go over how to get it and the Regnant god rolls you want in this guide.

How to Get Regnant Grenade Launcher in Destiny 2

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The first and most important part of getting the Regnant is owning Season of Defiance. You can buy the season on its own for $10 or as part of the Lightfall Deluxe Edition, which is $100.

When you own the Season of Defiance, there are three ways to earn a Regnant Grenade Launcher.

  1. As a random drop from completing Seasonal Battleground activities.
  2. As a random drop when you spend a single Defiant Engram at the H.E.L.M. War Table.
  3. By focusing the Regnant at the H.E.L.M. War Table for four Defiant Engrams.

If you have the Deepsight Decoding War Table upgrade, you can guarantee a red border Regnant, and once you’ve collected five of them, you can unlock the pattern for the crafted Regnant, ending the grind altogether.

Regnant PvE God Roll

  • Barrel: Volatile Launch, Confined Launch
  • Magazine: Spike Grenades, Alloy Casing
  • Trait 1: Auto-Loading Holster, Envious Assassin
  • Trait 2: Explosive Light, Destabilizing Rounds

The Regnant Grenade Launcher is a PvE monster with all of the best possible perks available easier and more consistent than any other option in its class.

Explosive Light is a straight damage buff available as long as you can have Orbs of Light around you to pick up. Spike Grenades are also a straight buff to damage if you hit an enemy directly.

Adding Auto-Loading Holster ensures your Rengant is always available during a D.P.S. cycle (provided you use multiple weapons per cycle). Volatile Launch widens the explosive radius, giving you a more forgiving weapon overall.

Regnant PvP God Roll

  • Barrel: Volatile Launch, Hard Launch
  • Magazine: Spike Grenades, High-Explosive Ordinance
  • Trait 1: Rangefinder, Thresh
  • Trait 2: Explosive Light, Unrelenting

Regnant is not the best PvP Heavy Grenade Launcher by any stretch, but it’s technically usable if you’re so inclined. Spike Grenades makes the weapon stronger for direct hits, and Volatile Lanch gives some forgiveness if you miss.

Rangefinder adds some Velocity, though Hard Launch’s added velocity compliments it nicely. Explosive Light is good during the Super spam section of a match, and Unrelenting can put your health back in a safe zone following a fight.

Now it’s your turn to go out and farm for your very own Regnant and get its god rolls. It’s a simple process that might take a little time but is worth the grind if you want an absolute beast of a PvE Legendary. For more Destiny 2 god roll content, check out our guides to the Autumn Wind, The Immortal, and the Eyasluna. Our D2 guides hub has more.

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How to Beat Sierra in Pokemon GO: Counters and Weaknesses March 2023 Wed, 29 Mar 2023 12:04:49 -0400 Ashley Erickson

As part of the Team GO Rocket Takeover event in Pokemon GO, all leaders had their Pokemon teams changed, including Sierra. As part of the event, you need to defeat the three leaders, Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo, in order to face off against Giovanni. This is how to beat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra

Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra's Team

Sierra starts off any battle with her new Shadow Murkrow. The Dark / Flying type makes it weak to Rock, Electric, Fairy and Ice moves. Gardevoir, Jolteon, Zekrom and Rampardos are all good choices to send out first.

The second member of Sierra's team will be Staraptor, Steelix or Swampert

  • Staraptor is a Normal/Flying Pokemon making Electric, Ice and Rock type Pokemon the perfect counters. Galarian Darmanitan, Zekrom or Rampardos would work well against it. 
  • Steelix is weak to Fire, Water, Fighting and Ground due to being a Steel/Ground type Pokemon. To exploit those weaknesses, employ Reshiram, Blaziken, or Conkeldurr for this showdown.
  • Swampert's counters are any Grass Pokemon of equal strength. Take Kartana, Roserade, or Venusaur to this fight. 

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The third and final Pokemon for Sierra will either be Charizard, Houndoom, or Dragonite

  • Charizard is a Fire/Flying dual type, making Rock type Pokemon the best to exploit weaknesses. Along with Rock Pokemon, Water and Electric will also be effective. Rampardos, Tyranitar, and Golem are good choices to include on your team. 
  • Houndoom will have the roughest time against Fighting, Ground, Rock or Water Pokemon. Conkeldurr, Primarina, or Lucario will do well against it. 
  • Dragonite's biggest counter is any Ice type Pokemon, but is also weak to Fairy, Dragon and Rock attacks. Galarian Darmanitan, Weavile, or Rampardos will be good to take into battle. 

As with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders, you will want to look at what the most weaknesses are amongst the potential Pokemon Sierra could use. Ice and Rock Pokemon will hit most weaknesses, with the third member of the team being able to take out the rest. 

Rewards for Defeating Sierra

Once you beat Sierra, you will obtain 1,000 Stardust, your Hero Medal will level up and you will receive two of the following:

  • 4x Revives
  • 2x Max Revives
  • 4x Hyper Potions
  • 2x Max Potions
  • 1x Unova Stone
  • 1x 12km Egg

With this information in mind, you should be able to beat Sierra without too much trouble. For more on Pokemon GO, check out our ever-growing collection of Pokemon GO guides, including how to beat Cliff.

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The Sims 4: How to Unlock All Items on PC and Console Wed, 29 Mar 2023 15:09:17 -0400 Ashley Erickson

There are certain items that are restricted in The Sims 4. Whether they're career locked, come as a reward for completing a milestone, or just aren't available in buy mode, there are loads of things you may want to use that are hidden away. Here's how to unlock all items, allowing you to play with them in your game without having to complete the requirements beforehand.

Unlocking All Items on PC

You'll need to use a cheat to unlock all items in The Sims 4. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Press Ctrl, Shift, and C at the same time to open the command console.
  • Once the console is open, input testingcheats true and hit Enter. This enables cheats to work in The Sims 4
  • Next, enter bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement in the console and hit Enter.
  • For Build mode only objects, enter bb.showliveeditobjects.

Now all items will be unlocked and available to use in the game. 

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How to Unlock All Items on PlayStation

  • Press  R1, R2, L1, and L2 at the same time to open the command console. 
  • Once the console is open, enter in testingcheats true 
  • Next, enter bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement in the console
  • For Build mode only objects, enter bb.showliveeditobjects

Unlocking All Items on Xbox

  • Press  RB, RT, LB, and LT at the same time to open the command console 
  • Once the console is open, enter in testingcheats true 
  • Next you want to enter bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement in the console
  • For Build mode only objects enter bb.showliveeditobjects instead

Thatt's how to unlock all objects in The Sims 4 on PC or console, as well as how to unlock Build mode objects only. For more Sims 4 guides, click the link to check out our growing guide library. 

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How to Beat Cliff in Pokemon GO: Counters and Weaknesses March 2023 Wed, 29 Mar 2023 12:04:51 -0400 Ashley Erickson

Cliff is one of the Team GO Rocket Leaders in Pokemon GOA tough foe, you have a chance to face him after defeating a number of grunts. Wielding a variety of Shadow Pokemon can make beating Cliff an endeavor. Here's how to beat Cliff in Pokemon GO in the Team GO Rocket Takeover event. 

Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff's Team

As part of the Team GO Rocket Takeover, you need to defeat Cliff, along with Arlo and Sierra, to complete Timed Research.

Cliff's team starts off with Shadow Larvitar, who is Rock / Ground type. Water, Fighting, Ice, Steel and Grass type Pokemon will be strongest. Ideal Pokemon to have on your team to deal with Larvitar are Roserade, Swampert, Conkeldurr, and Zarude. 

The 2nd Pokemon on Cliff's team can be Kingdra, Sceptile or Skarmory.

  • Kingdra is weak to Dragon and Fairy, due to it being a dual Water / Dragon type. Gardevoir and Dragonite would be best.  
  • Sceptile is a Grass Pokemon, so any Poison, Fire, Flying, Ice or Bug moves will do the trick. Nihilego, Darmanitan, Honchkrow and Chandelure are good to include on your team. 
  • To counter Skarmory, use Fire or Electric type Pokemon such as Electivire, Darmanitan, Chandelure, or Zekrom.

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The final Pokemon for Cliff's team could be Gyarados, Swampert or Tyranitar

  • While Gyarados may seem like it is a Dragon Pokemon, it is in fact a Water / Flying Pokemon, making it extremely weak to Electric moves. It is also weak to Rock types, but that is riskier if it uses a Water type move. Zekrom, Electivire or Rhyperior are good options.
  • Swampert is a Water/Ground type, leaving the way wide open for a Grass Pokemon to counter it. Roserade, Zarude, and Kartana would be good to include. 
  • To give Tyranitar a good thrashing, you will want to utilize a Pokemon that knows any Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass, Bug, or Fairy moves. Conkeldurr, and Pheromosa are good choices for your team.

When creating a team to fight against Cliff, you will want to look at the possible combinations his team could have, as well as the most common weaknesses. Grass and Fire would do the best against more of the opponents, with a more niche Pokemon for your third spot.

You also need to be aware that your first two Charge Attacks will be blocked with a shield. If you do fail, you can always tweak your team and go in for another match.

Rewards for Defeating Cliff

Once you have knocked out all of Cliff's Pokemon, you will receive 1,000 Stardust, have your Hero Medal leveled up and two of the following:

  • 4x Revives
  • 2x Max Revives
  • 4x Hyper Potions
  • 2x Max Potions
  • 1x Unova Stone
  • 1x 12km Egg

If Cliff was not the last leader you needed to face, you will need to redo the encounter process to face off against Sierra or Arlo. If he was the last leader, you will have the opportunity to take down Giovanni. For help with beating Sierra or other battles, check out our Pokemon GO guides page.

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Sun Haven: How to Get Rid of Tilled Soil Tue, 28 Mar 2023 17:11:51 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Sun Haven is a lot of fun, but not knowing how to get rid of tilled soil? Not so much. While this latest magic-infused farming RPG isn't perfect, it has more than enough going for it. The most glaring omission is the lack of tutorial, leaving many wondering how to do basic tasks. One of those, among many, is getting rid of tilled soil.

How to Get Rid of Tilled Soil in Sun Haven

You want a perfect farm, we want a perfect farm, everyone wants a perfect farm. It takes time and effort to get there, so small basic facets like how to un-till soil not being explained by the game can become big frustrations.

It's easy to get rid of a tilled soil tile, though. Just as you used your hoe to till soil, you can use it to un-till soil.

  • To till soil, you left-click an empty tile.
  • To un-till soil, right-click a tile you've tilled already.

You can do this on a tilled tile with a crop on it if you want to move it elsewhere. It will get rid of the tilled soil tile and will return the crop's seed to your inventory, which you can then plant elsewhere. Note that a crop will revert to its first day of growth if you do pick it up and move it like this.

With that, you now know how to get rid of tilled soil in Sun Haven. Check out our Sun Haven museum bundle guide for a list of items you'll need for those bundles, and look for more Sun Haven guides here on GameSkinny.