PC Platform RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com PC RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Cities: Skylines Parklife Review https://www.gameskinny.com/holma/cities-skylines-parklife-review https://www.gameskinny.com/holma/cities-skylines-parklife-review Wed, 23 May 2018 18:15:02 -0400 Fox Doucette

Cities: Skylines, arguably 2015's Game of the Year, continues to get new DLC three years after its launch, and "Parklife," the latest, seeks to blend the resurgent amusement park genre of games like Rollercoaster Tycoon and Parkitect into the classic SimCity formula that Skylines has otherwise been following since launch.

The question becomes whether this is a clever fusion of genres or whether you're essentially being asked to pay 15 bucks for content that's either superfluous, poorly integrated, or both.

And the answer to that? Well, it's the same answer as every DLC to come out for Skylines so far, and for every DLC to come out for publisher Paradox's other games that use this model, like Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.

Repeat after me: “It depends on your playstyle.”

I loaded up a city that was fairly bog standard and still very much a work in progress (pop. 3,500 or so and just starting to expand across the freeway for the first time) and used the game's districting tool, repurposed to “create a park area,” to carve out some land like Walt Disney looking out at bare ground in Anaheim in the 1950s.

And here ... is where things got a little underwhelming.

A Place With All the Zip of Nuka-Cola

You get four broad templates to work from: City Park, Zoo, Nature Reserve, and Amusement Park.

Each has its own flavor, and Colossal Order clearly had broad city types from its previous DLCs and the basegame in mind. The Zoo and Nature Reserve in particular are supposed to appeal to the same people who got the most out of the Green Cities DLC, while the City and Amusement parks reminded me, respectively, of New York's Central Park and Disneyland.

Parks start off at the first of five levels; you build an entryway connected to the main road, then use park paths to direct people on foot through your park, building attractions, places to eat, and places to use the bathroom.

Broadly, this is the same no matter what park type you choose. The parks level up pretty much by themselves as their visitor counts and entertainment ratings increase, allowing you to charge higher gate fees (or use the parks as loss leaders to beautify and enhance the neighborhoods they're in).

They're also very pretty for screenshots, especially on higher-end computers taking advantage of the game's prettier graphics features; this effect is going to be lessened on potato-mode PCs.

At the top level, you get a cool attraction to draw more tourism into town, and the coveted “Castle of Lord Chirpwick” is Mad King Ludwig meets Skylines' not-at-all-angry bird.

The Player Style Problem

There's just one little-bitty thing wrong with all this fun:

Min-maxers and efficiency fans will hate it.

Calling up the land-value overlay shows that just plunking down a residential zone with a Japanese Garden or a basketball court will do more for your tax base and your city's ongoing maintenance costs than the DLC offers.

What's more, by the time your city is big enough to sustain the visitor traffic required to make the park into an actual revenue source, you might not want to redesign your infrastructure around a big park when you're already balancing it against a stadium or some monuments or whatever else you've already got in place from the game's leisure and land value choices.

Which leaves you with a choice: Either design your city around being a tourist haven, or stick to conventional park-building tools from the basegame. Which you'd rather do is the final arbiter of whether you'll get anything out of this DLC.

The Verdict

"Parklife" is also $14.99 US, which is full price for a game like Stardew Valley.

If you really want to dive into city beautification and quality-of-life and tourism and all that, wait for a sale and pick this up at half price. Otherwise, you can safely give it a miss.

Disclaimer: The reviewer was provided with a Steam key by the publisher.

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State of Decay 2: Known Bugs and Their Fixes https://www.gameskinny.com/dm1gp/state-of-decay-2-known-bugs-and-their-fixes https://www.gameskinny.com/dm1gp/state-of-decay-2-known-bugs-and-their-fixes Wed, 23 May 2018 14:31:19 -0400 Zackpalm

The zombie plague continues in Undead Labs' latest title, State of Decay 2. Anyone who purchased the State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition has already had a full weekend to gather their survivors, build their fortifications, and raid abandoned houses. But they discovered a new foe far deadlier than the zombie hordes: game bugs.

Here's a list of notable bugs the State of Decay 2 community has reported and their respective fixes, if any solution was found.

Lose Weapon After Executing NPC With Full Inventory

During a side quest, you have the opportunity to choose a dialog option to execute an NPC. Choosing this option pulls you into a cut-scene, and your character wields a pistol instead of what they were previously holding. If you had a full inventory during this cut-scene, the game discards your equipped weapon and leaves you with a pistol in its place.

You can efficiently handle this problem by having a vehicle nearby to store your main weapon inside. When you're forced to wield the pistol, you won't lose your favorite weapon. Plus, you now have a new pistol!

This bug is not related to executing an NPC when they have the blood plague.

Invisible Followers

Don't Lose Track of Your Followers

You should never embark on a supply run by yourself -- you need somebody to watch your back. But some players have found their followers go invisible when they invite them to leave the base. And not the good kind of invisible.

When this bug happens, the invisible follower shows up on the player's map, and they make comments about the environment, but that's about it. If you try switching between followers to fix the issue, the new NPC will also turn invisible.

Some players have had success fixing the bug by locating the follower that started this bug in the community tab and switching to them. When you switch to them, the character you were should show up in front of you as an active follower.

You can switch back to your original character to dismiss the troublesome follower or continue on your journey.

Unable to Cure Blood Plague Victim

If you're attempting to cure an NPC of the Blood Plague, you may not get the prompt to do so despite having all the resources available. 

To address this, all you need to do is log out and then log back in again. When you approach the NPC this time, you should see the prompt to give them the cure. You may have to relog several times for this fix to take effect.

Host Facilities Not Working for Guest Players in Multiplayer

When you host a multiplayer session, your guests may not have access to specific facilities, such as the supply locker, infirmary, and workshop at your main base. This prevents them from accessing a great deal of helpful tools they're going to need to survive the undead.

One way to get around this issue involves the host player creating a new outpost. A guest player can reliably store any items they find on their journey at these locations. However, the host player will have to make specialized outposts to give their guests access to medical supplies or provide them with a means of repairing their damaged gear.

At the time of this writing, Undead Labs has not stated if they are actively working on a solution for this bug on their support page.

Code 6 Error When Connecting to Multiplayer (PC)

Code 6 Error Pop Up

If you tried jumping into a friend's game, you may have received a Code 6 Error while attempting to connect. Resetting your internet or relaunching the game won't get rid of it. 

The solution to this issue lies in your firewall settings. No, turning it off won't help. You need to turn your firewall on! 

Perform the following to fix this issue:

  1. Go to your Start menu and search for Command Prompt. Right-click on this program and run as an Administrator.
  2. Run the following sequence in Command Prompt: netsh advfirewall show currentprofile
  3. On the left side of the list, locate Firewall Policy, and to the right of that it should read BlockInbound,AllowOutbound
  4. If the Firewall Policy reads AllowInbound instead, reset your firewall policy by running the following: netsh advfirewall set currentprofile firewallpolicy blockinbound,allowoutbound
  5. Restart your PC to ensure the change went into effect.

Grounded on Black Loading Screen (PC)

Not all players have had this issue, but some have found themselves stuck on a loading screen. Undead Labs knows about this issue, but they do not have an exact fix for this yet. They need your help to find the solution. If you encounter this issue, follow these steps to send critical information to Undead Labs so they can figure out how to solve it:

Get your Startup Logs:

  1. Press the Winkey + R and you should see a small Run program pop up on the bottom left of your screen.
  2. Paste this into the program: %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Dayton_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\StateOfDecay2\Saved\Logs and then click Ok.
  3. Copy the StateofDecay2.log to your desktop.

Getting DxDiag:

  1. Go to your Startup menu and search for DxDiag Run Command.
  2. Select Save All Information and save the DxDiag file to your desktop.

When you have all of this information, send it to SOD2@Microsoft.com. This will assist the support team in learning about this error and how to best address it in a future patch.

In the meantime, you can try to find out if perhaps the error is on your end. The suggestions listed below may not provide a solution, but they will prove there's an issue with the game itself and not your hardware. Here's some simple solutions you can try to fix the problem:

  • Compare your PC specs to the minimum requirements section of State of Decay 2's Microsoft Store page.
  • Download the latest graphics driver for your graphics card released for State of Decay 2.

Infinite Loading Error (Xbox One)

Those who bought State of Decay 2 for their Xbox One have encountered an infinite loading screen error. Undead Labs is aware of this issue, but they do not have a solution for it yet.

They will address this error in a future patch.

Multiplayer Guests Unable to Kill Zombies with Car Door

Passenger Door Doesn't Open in Multiplayer

In a multiplayer session, some players have found they cannot open the passenger car door to hit zombies while the host drives. This can make driving around boring as players do not have access to their weapons while in the passenger seat.

Undead Labs has not stated on their support page if they are actively working on a solution for this bug or not.

Flashlights Load In Behind Characters in Multiplayer

Players have to keep their wits sharp when traveling at night to prevent getting ambushed by a horde of zombies. A reoccurring problem players have encountered while playing multiplayer centers around their character's flashlight loading in behind them.

When this happens, the flashlight displays the character's shadow, making the device completely useless. Some players have reported that reloading their game fixes this bug, though this was not a reliable fix.

If this problem occurs to you during your playthrough with your friends, send a message to SOD2@Microsoft.com so the developers can learn about this issue.

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Should you find any bugs or glitches not mentioned in this guide, let us know about them in the comments below, and we'll add them to the list. Good luck hunting zombies, and for more State of Decay 2 guides, be sure to stick with GameSkinny.

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Behemoths, and Hunters, and Surprisingly Well-Crafted Gear, Oh My! A Dauntless Beginner's Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/k8eej/behemoths-and-hunters-and-surprisingly-well-crafted-gear-oh-my-a-dauntless-beginners-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/k8eej/behemoths-and-hunters-and-surprisingly-well-crafted-gear-oh-my-a-dauntless-beginners-guide Wed, 23 May 2018 14:29:08 -0400 A. Weber

Set in a world of floating islands and elemental Behemoths, Phoenix Labs' Dauntless is a co-op action RPG that seems to blend the Monster Hunter: World narrative with Fortnite's style. As a player, you and a group of friends are tasked with hunting down large monsters called Behemoths and crafting potions or gear from their remains. However, as straightforward and familiar as the concept is, not everything about the gameplay is quite as obvious.

So to make sure you’re focused on the real prize -- wasting Behemoths and taking trophies -- here's our Dauntless beginner's guide, full of some things you should know before you start.

Character Creation: Be Wary

The first challenge of Dauntless starts before you’ve even entered the game. When creating your character, you are asked to choose between 12 ancestors, both male and female -- you can choose one of each or do two of the same sex, it doesn’t matter. Your character’s initial appearance will be a combination of these two ancestors, which you can then further tailor by moving the slider at the bottom of the screen right or left. This will allow you to veer closer to one ancestor’s looks than the other’s.

Once you’ve picked your ancestors, you have the normal options, like hair style, hair color, eye size, mouth size, etc., as well as the option for makeup, facial hair, and face paint.

What’s not so obvious is the selection between ‘male’ or ‘female’ -- there isn’t one. Instead, if you’d like to change your character from the default ‘male’ body, you need to click "Change Body Type" at the bottom of the character creation page and select ‘small’ instead of ‘large.’

It’s also important that you are completely happy with the character you’ve created because there’s no turning back once you’ve decided. Dauntless currently offers no option to create more than one character, or a button to delete the one you previously created should you wish to do so. Though they may institute something in the future, emailing the Dauntless crew at help@phxlabs.ca and waiting for a response or trying to access ‘Character Reset’ through your account on the website are the only ways to wipe a character at the present time (though 'Character Reset' doesn’t appear on every account).

However, don’t worry! If you have somehow ended up with a character design you loathe, there is a stylist in the game called Gregario, who will help you out and allow you to change your appearance.

The Hunt Begins -- Where Is the Behemoth?

After you’ve created your character, you’ll be launched into your first hunt. Dauntless does a pretty good job of giving you a mini-tutorial on battle mechanics, but it skimps on some of the details -- like how you’re supposed to find the Behemoth in the first place.

If you guessed searching the area for clues, you’re wrong. The Behemoths in Dauntless don’t leave tracks unless they’re hitting things mid-battle. There’s also no in-game map to check for points. So the only way to find Behemoths is to walk around looking for them. If you’re in a group, this process gets expedited as there are more people to cover more ground. However, when you’re working alone, this can take a bit more time (and you only have 30 minutes for each hunt).

The best tactic if you don’t see the Behemoth right away is to get to higher ground. Littered around most elevated areas are blue, glowing craters that shoot out air -- stand over these to get boosted up. You should try to get to the highest possible area so you can scan the full landscape. Hopefully, you’ll see a giant, hulking beast out there. If not, just keep wandering. If you don’t spot it visually, the music usually changes when you get close.

I Found It, Now How Do I Fight It?

The basic mechanics for Behemoth fights in Dauntless are pretty simple -- hack, slash, dodge, repeat. Each Behemoth in the game has its own set of specialized attacks that it'll cycle through. After enough time, it’s easy to spot the patterns and prepare.

To do this, it’s important to understand all of the skills you have at your disposal. For example, your lantern.

Each lantern in the game has a different skill -- either a health boost, an attack boost, or something else. These can be a massive asset in a fight as you’re running around dodging for your life. To use your lantern, hold down V. It should slowly auto-refill once it’s spent.

You also want to make sure you’re fully utilizing your special attack, accessed by Q. The power bar for these skills fills up every time you hit the Behemoth -- kind of like ults in Overwatch.

Another thing to note is that within each area where you'll find a Behemoth, there is one large, glowing blue crater, usually in the middle of the battlefield. The craters are actually health points -- you just have to be able to stand on them long enough to get through a full cycle of pressing E before the Behemoth attacks. Each of these craters has at least 4 charges to help you heal up. You can find them at every spot in which a Behemoth is located, even after they’ve moved across the map.

Finally, when fighting a Behemoth, it’s vital to keep them in front of you at all times. Though this may seem obvious, there’s no in-game auto focus when playing on a keyboard. So if you go to dodge and then immediately attack, you might find yourself facing the wrong direction and hitting nothing but air. Though this is a small thing in short battles, in a 30-minute fight with a shifty opponent, constantly having to readjust your camera angle can get pretty annoying.

If you find you’re struggling with this, try switching to a controller. It makes battles a lot easier, trust me.

So You’ve Come Out Victorious -- What’s Next?

After your first Behemoth hunt, you’ll be sent to the starting city: Ramsgate. This is where you will be able to pick up additional quests, craft potions, and upgrade/change-out gear. It’s a pretty small town, but it can be somewhat confusing to navigate without a map.

Fortunately, there is a scrolling compass at the top of the screen for players to follow. This will not only show you where you’re going, but the direction for quest pick-ups and turn-ins. If you miss the large, yellow exclamation points and question marks, though, most NPCs in Dauntless will stage whisper at you when they want your attention. There are also large signs located outside most of the city’s establishments that can help guide you.

In the beginning, the armor shop, weapon shop, and potion/crafting master (and maybe Gregario, too) are really all you need. After your first hunt or two, you should be able to upgrade all of your armor and weapons. You will also have the option of picking different weapons than the sword you start with.

It’s a good idea to at least test out each weapon separately, as they all have their own specialized attacks and can really change up your gameplay. For example, the axe is great for heavy damage, but bad if you’re looking to attack quickly, while the chain blades are ideal for anyone hoping to keep a bit of distance.

To change out your gear, press ‘L’ for the Loadout screen, or simply hit the ESC button and click 'Loadout' -- this is where you can alter your character’s appearance through their armor and weapons. There is also an option to change dyes, but this is currently permanent should you choose to dye your armor, so beware.

Setting Out Again

Once you’ve updated your gear and picked up a new quest or two, it’s time to head back out to the hunt. To access your quests and choose a hunt to participate in, find one of the hunt boards spread about town. These will give you the option to select a hunt from your quest list or to ‘find a hunt’ where you can pair up with other players. Whichever option you choose will take you to a load screen where you can change-out gear and wait for other party members to ready-up.

This is the ideal time to double-check that you have the right armor, weapon, or potions equipped! Once you land on the island, you won’t be able to change anything.

After that, it’s all about the hunt. Good luck!

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Hopefully this Dauntless beginner's guide has set you off on the right foot toward decimating those Behemoths. Be sure to check back with GameSkinny regularly as we dive deeper into the game with even more tips and guides!

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Far Cry 5 Friendly Fire Event -- How to Get the MP34 Super Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/jgfra/far-cry-5-friendly-fire-event-how-to-get-the-mp34-super-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/jgfra/far-cry-5-friendly-fire-event-how-to-get-the-mp34-super-fast Wed, 23 May 2018 13:37:02 -0400 Ty Arthur

After the insanely silly shovel offered up by the White Collar event and the Armstrong airplane from last week's Sharpshooter challenge, a new limited time Far Cry 5 event just went live for all players!

This time around its all about Friendly Fire. If you manage to complete the challenge within five days, the unique MP34 rifle will be ready and waiting for you at any gun store across the Montana wilderness.

Let's see how to get it. 

Starting The Far Cry 5 Friendly Fire Event

While your goal is to get 10 kills with a gun for hire, you don't actually get the reward unless you activate the event.

To start this limited time event, access the pause menu (not the standard in-game menu where you view the map and assign guns for hire) and look for the slideshow of notifications at the lower-right corner. 

Select the slideshow when it rolls around to the Friendly Fire event -- the one that showcases the MP34 and the Kimiko Rye outfit.

Activating The Friendly Fire Far Cry 5 Event 
Press A on the Xbox One or Circle on the PS4 to activate the event. Now that Friendly Fire is active, you can get started with the challenge to have your guns for hire kill 10 Peggies.

There's a catch though -- your nine main companions don't actually count in this instance as a gun for hire! Head to any stronghold you've completed already and look for any of the locals. Most of them can be recruited as an NPC gun for hire bodyguard just by talking to them.

If you have the Leadership perk unlocked (costing 6 points on the Leader skill tree) you can have two of these guns for hire at the same time, making the event go much faster.

Unlocking The MP34 and Kimiko Rye Outfit

With two NPC guns for hire recruited, your best bet to get 10 kills quickly is to head for a stronghold you haven't liberated yet, as they will have the most Peggies already milling around waiting to be killed. If you've already completed the full map, you will have to search around road blocks and other locations to find random groups of enemies instead.

Don't go into the compound stealthy though, as you want the enemy to know you are there and sound the alarm, which will bring more Peggies in trucks that can easily be destroyed with explosives.

To reach the 10-kill count in Friendly Fire, you have to actually command your guns for hire to get the kill, which means targeting one of the Peggies in your line of sight and pressing the left or right arrow on the d-pad to assign the target to your NPC companions.

Within a few minutes, you should have easily racked up 10 kills and completed the single-player portion of the Friendly Fire event.

You don't need to do anything else to get the second half of the event rewards. The Kimiko Rye outfit has already been unlocked, as the community managed to complete their overall challenge in a stunning two hours! That's a lot of Peggies killed by guns for hire.

Where did you get your 10 Friendly Fire kills in the Montana landscape? Let us know your best farming spot in the comments below, and be sure to check out our other Far Cry 5 tips and tricks guides here:

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How to Pause in State of Decay 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/hvd82/how-to-pause-in-state-of-decay-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/hvd82/how-to-pause-in-state-of-decay-2 Wed, 23 May 2018 13:33:06 -0400 Ashley Gill

One feature that almost every online multiplayer game lacks is the ability to pause. We expect not to be able to pause with certain games, but you can in State of Decay 2. You just have to know how to do it.

The same rule that applies for most games you play online applies to State of Decay 2: You simply cannot pause when you are online. Even if you are only playing by yourself, you can't pause if your game is online.

If you know you're going to need to pause, or just like to have the feature available to you, you can enable the ability to pause the game by turning multiplayer off.

You can turn multiplayer off by doing the following:

  • Press the Start button on the Xbox One controller (Esc on keyboard) to open up the Pause Menu
  • Go to the Multiplayer option
  • Switch it to "Offline"

After you've done this, you'll be able to fully pause the game when pressing the Pause Menu button, rather than simply open up the menu as it does when you are set to online.

The downside to all this is that there is no way to pause in multiplayer at all, but that's typical. It doesn't make sense to be able to pause a multiplayer game. But if you intend to play by yourself and need to be able to pause from time to time, it's best to simply set the game to be completely offline so you can press that magic Start button/Esc key when needed.

Having to turn your entire gameplay experience offline isn't a huge deal if you'd rather play by yourself anyway, and if you generally play multiplayer, having to set the game to offline just makes sense. Good luck out there!

Be sure to check out our other, more comprehensive State of Decay 2 guides, including the best base locations, how to rack up unlimited food, and more!

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Dauntless Beta Impressions: Winner, Winner, This Chicken’s Bones Will Get Me 40+ Shock Resistance https://www.gameskinny.com/3spse/dauntless-beta-impressions-winner-winner-this-chickens-bones-will-get-me-40-shock-resistance https://www.gameskinny.com/3spse/dauntless-beta-impressions-winner-winner-this-chickens-bones-will-get-me-40-shock-resistance Wed, 23 May 2018 13:01:09 -0400 A. Weber

“I’ve made a very beautiful man.”

This is probably the first thing I said after starting Phoenix Labs' new co-op action-RPG Dauntless. Like the precocious child of Fortnite and Monster Hunter: World, Dauntless aims to take players on a journey (solo or with friends) to take down massive Behemoths and craft gear from the leftovers, which then allows them to fight even bigger Behemoths and make even better gear -- rinse, repeat, so on. All of this is done in a very familiar cartoon style -- emotes and loading area included.

It’s a simple concept, but there’s a lot of room to grow. And while I think Dauntless is on the right track, and I've enjoyed playing through the beta so far, there were a few small hiccups that left me a little more frustrated than thrilled even after downing my first few kills.

The first of which was character creation.

It’s Time to Meet Your Fighter ... I Guess

I’m a HUGE fan of character creation. I’m that person that logs into their World of Warcraft account just to test different toon designs. I’ve been timed on how long my first character in Skyrim took me to create, and I don’t even want to get into the number of times I spun the character wheel in Sea of Thieves before I made a decision. The point is -- I care.

And I was pretty happy with the initial concept of Dauntless’ character creation design. You get the option to choose two ancestors off of which your character will be based. There’s even a bar in the middle that allows you to veer more towards one ancestor’s looks than the other. From there, you have the usual customization options -- hair color, skin color, mouth shape, eye shape, etc., as well as options for makeup, facial hair, and face paint.

However, the default body type is “male,” and there’s no obvious option for “female” anywhere on the character creation screen. Instead, to create a female character, you need to change the body type from “large” to “small.”

If you’re like me, this “Body” button is easy to miss, and you’re left with a very beautiful man with a very large sword, just trying his best.

While I’m happy to take the blame for my own oversight on that one, especially since you can change your appearance by visiting an in-game stylist, there is another problem with Dauntless’ character creation. You can’t make more than one character, and you can’t delete the one you did make.

Whatever you’ve made is it. Welcome to your new life.

Of course, this may change once the game launches officially, but for now, the only way to wipe a character and start fresh is to email the Dauntless team and cross your fingers.

Welcome to Ramsgate

Everything in Dauntless is in the sky -- or at least it feels that way. Each area seems to be on a lonely floating island, and the starting city Ramsgate is no different.

It's not an overly large city, but it can still get confusing. There are no maps in Dauntless. Instead, you're left to your own memory and the scrolling compass on top of the screen to help guide you. This is where you'll see helpful alerts for things like quests (marked by exclamation points) and quest turn-ins (marked by questions marks). You will also find that any items or people you can engage with will have an "E" appear over their heads as you get close. And failing looking at the compass or walking uncomfortably close to everything in sight, most NPCs in the game that want your attention will call out to you in stage whispers.

There are also signs. Though I found it odd that every building in Ramsgate has doors you can’t seem to enter, they don’t really matter when the whole town seems to be living for outdoor floor plans. After a few laps around the city and making note of the key areas (armor and weapon shops especially), it's pretty easy to get a feel for where everything is.

It was also pretty easy to figure out that the numerous boards scattered across the town can be used to access and set out on quests, though there’s no tutorial for that one.

In the end, the map felt less and less necessary. Until it came to hunting ....

Eyes on the Prize -- PLEASE

One of the most important parts of Dauntless, if not the most important, is the Behemoths. If you're solo hunting, these guys can be a bit hard to find, even on a small floating island.

There are no markers or ways to track them, which I found slightly disappointing in a game that sends you out on “hunts.” However, the varied ground levels on each map mean you can usually get to some higher vantage point to spot them -- they're big and don't usually blend in.

And if you can't see them, a music change will usually alert you to the fact that one's nearby.

The first few monsters you face are pretty easy. Each Behemoth has its own element, though those won’t mean too much in your first few fights. You’ll be far more concerned with getting out of the way. But the special attacks of each Behemoth are definitely important. These repeat over and over during a fight, so even if you’re struggling at the start, it won't take you too long to memorize their patterns. From that point on, it's just dodging and landing hits.

Which is easier said than done -- especially on a keyboard.

While the battle system in Dauntless feels simple, especially as it starts to repeat, controlling your character on a keyboard feels anything but.

For one, you need to be facing the Behemoth when attacking, and your character doesn't automatically adjust to keep it in sight -- there’s also no button for that on the keyboard. So after dodging, you’re usually stuck looking in the wrong direction and have to reorient as fast as possible. This can mean taking some damage with the faster Behemoths. On the other hand, it does provide some nice tension before it bleeds out into pure frustration.

Coupled with the camera angle issue, getting hit usually disorients your character, and it can take a little while to recover. This is something I grew increasingly irritated with as the fights dragged on. For short battles, it wouldn't matter too much, but battles in Dauntless are meant to be long, drawn-out affairs.

You have 30 minutes for each monster battle, and you're very likely going to be using most of them. So patience is key (I sometimes have little, I admit). The Behemoth battles are really the point of the game, so it's important that you set yourself up to enjoy them.

So get a controller, hit auto camera focus, and live a better life.

Adventure on the Horizon

Despite the minor frustrations, some of which are admittedly of my own making, I think Dauntless has a lot of potential. They’ve got a great concept to work with, and the crafting system promises to keep people coming back again and again. But more than that, I think it’s the ability to waste a few hours slaying beasts with your friends and gearing up your ideal heroic crew that’ll keep players engaged.

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What are your thoughts on the beta? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below. Be sure to stick with GameSkinny for more great information on all things Dauntless!

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State of Decay 2 Co-Op Multiplayer Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ncfks/state-of-decay-2-co-op-multiplayer-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ncfks/state-of-decay-2-co-op-multiplayer-guide Wed, 23 May 2018 11:48:36 -0400 Sergey_3847

Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs heard the fans and implemented a multiplayer co-op mode in State of Decay 2. However, to the surprise of many players, the local co-op mode is not available, so you cannot play the game with a buddy on a split screen.

This means that you have to either join a multiplayer game online or invite friends to your own game. Either way, if you want to know how to set things up in State of Decay 2, then follow our guide below.

How to Join a Co-Op Game in State of Decay 2

If you get bored playing solo, you can always join an online multiplayer game. In order to do this, you need to open up your Radio menu by pressing up on your D-Pad. In the open menu, select "Volunteer."

The matchmaking process will start, and you will be added to the playthrough of someone else, who called for help. Obviously, you need to be connected to the internet when choosing this mode.

Also, be well-prepared before venturing into another player's game, since you never know what might be needed there. So try to stock up on as many useful items as you can, and then choose the Volunteer option.

How to Call for Help in Co-Op Mode

If you're playing solo and got yourself into trouble, but there are no friends that can help you out, then you can ask the game to find somebody from the online matchmaking lists.

Ask another player to join your game through a Radio signal (the same as before), but instead of the "Volunteer" option, you need to choose "Call for Help." You can do this at any point in the game, and rather soon, one more random player will be helping you out.

How to Invite Friends in State of Decay 2

On the other hand, if you do have friends that you want to invite to your game, then you can do so with up to three other players. In order to invite your friends, you need to go to the Settings menu and choose the Multiplayer tab.

There you can choose either "Invite Only," which lets you choose specific players, or "Friends Only," which gives you an option to invite players from your friends list.

When you choose either of these options, you need to send guest invites to one or more friends. As soon as they accept your invitation, your co-op game will start.

How to Play a Local Co-Op Game in State of Decay 2

As already mentioned, you can't play local co-op games in State of Decay 2. The split-screen option isn't available, so you need to opt for one of the online multiplayer modes described previously.

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That is all you need to know about the multiplayer co-op modes in State of Decay 2, and for other guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:

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State of Decay 2 Guide: How to Get Unlimited Food and Molotovs https://www.gameskinny.com/qrzw4/state-of-decay-2-guide-how-to-get-unlimited-food-and-molotovs https://www.gameskinny.com/qrzw4/state-of-decay-2-guide-how-to-get-unlimited-food-and-molotovs Tue, 22 May 2018 16:33:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

If you want to stay alive and build up your base while stomping zombies in State of Decay 2, you are going to need a lot of resources, which can be scarce. Constant scavenging for food, medicine, ammo, and fuel is all well and good, but why work harder when you can work smarter?

One group of survivors in particular will have you go out on a rather annoying series of fetch quests, but once that's out of the way, you can use them to potentially get an unlimited supply of food and molotovs!

Unlimited Food Cheat/Hack

When you come across the drunk survivors trying to re-build their whiskey distillery, be sure to complete all of their requests and keep them as happy as possible -- but don't recruit them to your group. As recruits (rather than free roaming survivors who offer quests) they aren't very helpful at your base, and they won't be able to call in food airdrops.

While interacting with these survivors, they will constantly ask you for food, and go into fights drunk out of their minds, which makes it easier to wash your hands of them and go on your merry way in the apocalypse. Don't make this mistake, however, because they become extremely useful if you put in a little extra effort!

While gathering supplies for the survivors during the quest line, you'll eventually need to grab a wheat sack from a barn. The wheat item looks like a standard food rucksack, but will be marked with ! as well. Because it seems like standard food, be sure NOT to deposit it at your own base, as this will screw up the quest.

The wheat sack is also available for pick up before this section of the quest starts, which can completely nerf the whole quest line as well. If you accidentally grabbed the wheat before meeting the survivors, return the rucksack back to the original location where you picked it up at the barn.

Pick it back up again when you have this particular objective active. That should reset the item position and let you proceed without any problems.

After going through their fetch quests, one member of the drunk group will eventually get infected and you will have a limited amount of time to return that character to their base to save them.

Make absolutely certain to complete this section of the quest within the 10-minute timeframe, and then finally ask the group to start making medicine instead of whiskey. Turns out they just needed a little guiding hand to get on the right path.

Raining Unlimited Food Airdrops

From this point on, the distillery survivor group is available to call in an airdrop that can be repeated over and over for infinite State Of Decay 2 food supplies. Each airdrop will only cost you 75 influence, and with the cooldown timer, a drop can be called in once every 8 minutes.

Every single airdrop will always have a ready supply of food, molotovs, and luxury liquor to sell for a return of 35 influence. By repeating this airdrop each time it resets, you can end up with unlimited food and molotovs for very little effort.

If you bring the whiskey distillery survivors into your group, exile them, let them die, or otherwise ignore their requests for help, you sadly won't have access to these easy resources!

Have any other tips on getting lots of resources quickly without much effort? Let us know your strategy below, and be sure to check out our other State of Decay 2 guides here:

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The Power of Dragons Awakens in New Shining Resonance Refrain Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/xttcp/the-power-of-dragons-awakens-in-new-shining-resonance-refrain-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/xttcp/the-power-of-dragons-awakens-in-new-shining-resonance-refrain-trailer Tue, 22 May 2018 15:10:18 -0400 Erroll Maas

Sega has released a new trailer for upcoming JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain, which you can find above. Titled "The Dragon's Power Awakens," the trailer showcases different dragons encountered throughout the game.

In addition to the new trailer, Sega has provided a brief summary:

The evil dragons known as the Dracomachina are “ready to turn this city into ash!” But there’s a power that resides within you that rivals those of the Dracomachina, that power comes from the Shining Dragon. With the might of the Shining Dragon at your command, you can unleash attacks that’ll decimate your enemies.

Shining Resonance Refrain is an enhanced HD remaster of 2014's Shining Resonance, which originally released exclusively in Japan for PlayStation 3.

Shining Resonance Refrain was released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 29, 2018, and will launch worldwide on July 10, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. (The Nintendo Switch version will release in Japan on July 12.) This will be the first title in the Shining series to receive a Western release since Shining Force EXA for the PlayStation 2 in 2007.

Shining Resonance Refrain is currently available to pre-order

Keep an eye on GameSkinny for more Shining Resonance Refrain updates leading up to launch day, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Your Definitive Black Ops 4 Pre-Launch Guide -- From Zombies to Battle Royale & More https://www.gameskinny.com/eieia/your-definitive-black-ops-4-pre-launch-guide-from-zombies-to-battle-royale-more https://www.gameskinny.com/eieia/your-definitive-black-ops-4-pre-launch-guide-from-zombies-to-battle-royale-more Tue, 22 May 2018 13:49:15 -0400 Ty Arthur

Call of Duty returns on October 12, arriving a bit earlier than normal compared to recent entries like last year's Call of Duty: WWII.

Fans guessed early on that Treyarch's return to the series would bring another Black Ops entry, but anyone who expected the return of a mind-bending, sci-fi-focused single-player campaign is in for a surprise. This is going to be a very different Call of Duty, as Black Ops 4 features a big shift away from some of the expected standards of the series.

Let's dive into absolutely everything you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, from the new multiplayer-only focus to Blackout mode, the return of Zombies, and all the special editions and pre-order bonuses available.

Goodbye, Single Player

The follow-up to Black Ops III will purposefully exclude all single-player campaign content for all platformsThere will be no Cold War espionage or futuristic trips into the depths of the human psyche this time around.

Considering the shift in focus, hopefully, we don't have the same multiplayer problems as with the last Black Ops, like when no one could download camos or emblems. For the non-console crowd, Black Ops 4's multiplayer for PC will be handled through Blizzard's Battle.net platform.

So what's happening with the multiplayer-only style? First up, we've got a return to the Pick 10 create-a-class system. Multiplayer maps will also stick more closely to the boots-on-the-ground approach the fan base seems to prefer, but there are a variety of abilities that each available Specialist uses.

Here's What We Know So Far About Each Specialist Type:
  • Battery -- Lobs grenades that either bounce or stick to surfaces
  • Ruin -- The rusher class that moves across the map with a grapple gun to quickly change elevation
  • Firebreak -- Emits a damaging radiation field and uses a flamethrower
  • Ajax -- The breacher class with a rapidly-deploying defensive shield that has a built-in pistol for instant fortifications
  • Recon -- Deploys a vision pulse that reveals enemies to your teammates through obstacles
  • Crash -- Support class that heals other players and provides ammo packs that give bonuses when used to kill enemies
  • Torque -- Trapper class that sets down razor wire to slow and damage enemies
  • Seraph -- Tactician class that lets your team redeploy at different locations

Sadly, it appears there will be no class that sends out a swarm of golden killer bees or takes over robotic enemies this time around. We got spoiled with Black Ops III.

Hello, Battle Royale Blackout Mode

Besides the standard multiplayer maps, Blackout Mode is the most notable change in Black Ops 4. It will employ the popular Battle Royale style of 100-player, last-man-standing combat. Blackout will also feature the biggest map in CoD history, described as 1,500 times the size of the iconic Nuke Town map.

We haven't seen a ton of specifics yet on how Blackout will work or differ from Fortnite or PUBG, although obviously, we know the basics considering the current Battle Royale craze.

Two important details have been unveiled so far: Blackout will feature aquatic, land-based, and aerial vehicles instead of just infantry firefights, and the map will include famous locations and characters from throughout the franchise colliding in one place.

Obviously, replaying single-player missions for hunting down collectibles will no longer be a thing, but if the weekly challenges in Fortnite are any indication, that shouldn't stop Treyarch from giving players regular new content as a reason to keep logging back on.

If there's anything we can assume, it's that there will most likely be some sort of Battle Pass associated with the game's BR mode -- which makes more plausible sens considering there's yet to be a Season Pass announced. 

Black Ops 4 Zombie Mode

In another change for the franchise, all three tiers of Black Ops 4's Zombie mode will be immediately available at launch, without any extra purchases necessary. Essentially, it seems like Zombie mode will serve the role of the campaign, although obviously with a co-op bent.

Easter eggs were already getting insane in Infinite Warfare and WW2, so with a total lack of a single-player mode to engage players, expect the Black Ops 4's Easter egg hunt to be even more out of control. 

This time around, it also looks like we'll have zombie-hunting mayhem on the Titanic, in ancient Rome, and in Alcatraz with these three scenarios:

  • Voyage of Despair
  • IX
  • Blood of the Dead

Black Ops 4 Special Editions and Pre-Order Bonuses

The pre-orders have been curiously restrained this time around as the focus of the game changes. 

With a base price of $59.99, Amazon Prime members get 20% off the pre-order. If you don't have a Prime subscription, it's worth noting that Newegg currently has the BLOPs 4 pre-order discounted to $49.99.

Remember Black Ops 3's $200 Juggernog edition with the functioning mini-fridge/Perk-a-Cola machine? Well, there's nothing like that so far for U.S. customers, although the Australian Specialist Edition for $119.99 includes a 5" statue and a custom steel game case.

Instead, all standard pre-orders appear to be the same at this point, offering 1,100 points to use on in-game purchases. Notably, there's no extended Special Edition with a season pass for any region at this point.

Black Ops 4 Season Pass Shakeup

Let's reiterate that last point, as it marks a huge shakeup in the business model -- there's been no announcement of a season pass at this point, and none of the pre-orders list anything of the sort. Since all the Zombies content is launching on Day One, it seems the season pass is a thing of the past.

We can't expect this to be some sort of altruistic move on the part of Activision or Blizzard to let gamers play the game cheaper, however.

These games are released to make money, so expect in-game content like Battle Royale skins, multiplayer loot boxes, and all sorts of other microtransactions to make up a bigger focus.

Getting in on the Black Ops 4 Beta

Now for the big question -- how do we get in on the Black Ops 4 private beta? The beta has been confirmed to be accessible for anyone who pre-orders through any source.

The Black Ops 4 beta release date is unconfirmed at this point, though. It's possible it will arrive earlier or go longer for PS4 players, as Sony console fans got content earlier for the previous Black Ops title. Stay tuned for a finalized beta release date!

Are you looking forward to Black Ops 4, and what do you think of the switch away from a traditional single-player campaign? Do think the game's Battle Royale will add anything new to the formula or is it a simple cash-grab? 

Let us know what you hope to see and if you plan to stick with the franchise in the comments below. As always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on the next installment of the Call of Duty franchise as it develops.

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9 Awesome Video Game Collector's Editions https://www.gameskinny.com/fcuhb/9-awesome-video-game-collectors-editions https://www.gameskinny.com/fcuhb/9-awesome-video-game-collectors-editions Tue, 22 May 2018 11:19:03 -0400 Edgar Wulf

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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This edition of A Link Between Worlds was only ever released for the GAME chain of stores, a retailer in the UK, whose branding also appears on the box. There wasn't much to it -- a download code for Link's Awakening DX and a humongous A0 poster (shipped separately) featuring the Master Sword. However, it also included a small treasure chest which played the signature treasure sound upon being opened and, as an additional bonus, stored up to five 3DS game cartridges.

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Featured here are editions which, for various reasons, did not make it onto the main list:

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Okami HD The Mankaiouka-Dama Limited Edition was released exclusively in Japan through the e-capcom store in limited quantities. It included a fluorescent phone strap and a snow globe displaying Amaterasu, the game's protagonist, under a beautiful cherry blossom tree.

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Undertale Collector's Edition, released exclusively on fangamer.com, included the game's soundtrack across two CDs, the game's sheet music, a colorful storybook, and a gorgeous, gold-plated music locket.

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Do you own any of these editions? Know of any rare and unique collector's editions which deserve some publicity? Leave a comment below, and as always, for everything cool, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the charming RPG by Studio Ghibli and Level-5, received two versions of the Wizard's Edition. With downloadable golden skins for familiars, a cute Drippy plush toy, and a replica of The Wizard's Companion found in the game, the EU version was slightly surpassed by the U.S. version, which also included five artwork cards, a soundtrack CD, and a collectible coin featuring the game's main protagonist, Oliver.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, made by Platinum Games, was not only a spectacular spin-off to the Metal Gear series, it also received an equally spectacular Collector's Edition in the United States. In addition to a steelbook case and a soundtrack CD, it contained a plasma lamp featuring part of Raiden's katana on display, which lit up in glorious color.

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Little Big Planet 2

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Little Big Planet 2, much like its predecessor, is oozing with charm, and its U.S. Collector's Edition reflects that. While somewhat sparse on contents, it's the quality which counts. Along with some downloadable costumes of familiar characters from other franchises and a cute Sackboy plush toy, this edition also included cardboard bookends, themed after the game, to display your collection of games in style.

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Gal Gun: Double Peace

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At first glance, there is nothing significant about Gal Gun's Mr. Happiness Edition -- some DLC costumes, a soundtrack CD, and a wall scroll featuring two girls. It also included a pair of panties. Some developers seem to have a thing for underwear, though fret not, it's actually just a microfiber cloth for cleaning the screen of your device. Which is still weird considering the main objective of the game is to rub girls. Oh, Japan....

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Catherine

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Catherine is a bizarre game, and its Deluxe Edition, released in North America, is even more so. While some of its contents were pretty mundane -- an artbook, a soundtrack CD, a t-shirt -- it also included a pillowcase featuring Catherine, one of the game's main heroines. To top it off there, was also a pair of oversized polka-dot boxer shorts, with everything neatly packaged in a Stray Sheep Pizza box, a bar/pizzeria which is featured in the game.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Regardless of what you may think about the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops III had probably one of the coolest editions ever made. The Juggernog Edition featured things like coasters, a season pass, a steelbook case, some art cards, and a digital soundtrack along with some downloadable content. It also included a fully functional mini-fridge which stored up to 12 cans of Mountain Dew (or beer, for those of age).

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Bully

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One of the more popular titles by Rockstar Games, and perhaps the most elusive edition on this list, Bully, released in 2006, received a Special Edition that is almost unattainable today. The outer box was themed after a school locker which, because the game takes place in a school environment, is very fitting. This edition included a Rockstar Games-branded sticker, a comic book based on the game, and an inflatable dodgeball.

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Bloodborne

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Bloodborne, a spiritual successor to Dark Souls, which, in turn, is a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, received a Europe-only Nightmare Edition. The set included a steelbook case, a digital soundtrack, a notebook, an artbook, and a bell trinket along with some downloadable content. Its main highlight, however, was a set of quill and ink, with an ink vessel resembling a skull. All of it was packaged in a tin case disguised as a row of books, which made for an impressive piece of decor.

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Collector's editions, limited editions, special editions -- however developers decide to name them, these editions, along with the game itself, are usually bundled with one or several collectible items, ranging from posters and stickers to hardcover artbooks and elaborate figurines. Such bundles have existed for a long time, but they became especially prominent during the seventh console generation, when, for most major releases, it was almost an unwritten rule to provide a limited edition alongside the standalone game.

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A regular figurine, no matter how well made, will not cut it for this list. Editions such as Saints Row IV's "The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition" or Grid 2's Mono Edition were not considered due to their ridiculous nature and price, and Steel Batallion, while impressive in its own right, was not classified as a collector's edition. With that aside, click over to the next page to view 9 awesome collector's editions in alphabetical order (by game title).

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(The image at the top here is of the Gold Edition of Superbeat Xonic: Limited Edition for the PlayStation Vita; there's only one in existence!)

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How to Get the Jetpack in Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/jjcpr/how-to-get-the-jetpack-in-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/jjcpr/how-to-get-the-jetpack-in-fortnite Tue, 22 May 2018 10:52:06 -0400 Ty Arthur

The long, agonizing wait for full flight in Fortnite is over! Announced way back in February and then put on the back burner so the developers could focus on other limited time events and items, the jetpack finally made it to Fortnite.

After the low gravity hop rocks appeared at Risky Reels and Dusty Divot at the start of Season 4, it seemed like Fortnite's jetpacks were forever forgotten. Now that they've arrived with the 4.2 update, we've got all the details on where to pick them up and how to use them!

Finding It

Legendary rarity drops like the Jetpack are a whole new class of item known as a backpack, with more types besides the jetpack due to be added in the future. While you can loot them from dead players, you won't find them as normal ground loot because they only spawn in treasure chests.

Like any other weapon or consumable healing item, the jetpack takes up an inventory slot and can be moved around or swapped out for another item. Any back bling cosmetic items you have equipped will be effectively hidden while the jetpack is equipped.

 Jetpacking over a house to get a good shot
(thanks to NoahJ456 for the screenshot)

How To Use It

To activate the Jetpack, just hit the jump button while already in mid-air. This will engage the jets and give you enhanced mobility and movement -- like an upgraded version of the hop rock.

There's a catch, though -- jetpacks don't last forever and you can't just zip around the air killing all the ants (er, players) on the ground below.

Each thrust of the jetpack has a limited duration that runs out rapidly. It lasts longer than the hop rocks, but its still a limited-time effect.

To begin the recharge, land and leave the jetpack turned off for a second or so. If you run out of charge for the jetpack altogether by using it too long, it will crumble into dust and disappear from your inventory, bringing you back bling item back into view.

While perfect for re-positioning, the jetpack is actually less about getting kills from the air than you might expect. There's one major reason for this -- you can't enter weapon targeting mode at all while the jetpack is engaged. Yep, you are firing blind.

That makes weapons like the rocket launcher or shotgun a lot more effective than the sniper rifle with the jetpack, unless you can perfectly time disengaging the jetpack, switching to your gun, and getting off a shot before you start falling (and I have no doubt some pro player will!).

 Woo-hoo, for once they weren't lying about what "coming soon" means! 

That's all you need to know for now about the new jetpack Fortnite 4.2 update! Where did you find your first jetpack, and have you pulled off any amazing mid-air kills with it yet?

Let us know your best jetpack kill story below, and if you are still looking for help to wrap up the other Season 4 challenges, check out the rest our Fortnite guides at GameSkinny below:

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The 5 Best State of Decay 2 Glitches https://www.gameskinny.com/b2fon/the-5-best-state-of-decay-2-glitches https://www.gameskinny.com/b2fon/the-5-best-state-of-decay-2-glitches Tue, 22 May 2018 10:31:28 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Legacy Glitch

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There seems to be a huge glitch in State of Decay 2 that won't let you continue your quests if you destroyed all the plague hearts, and your legacy goals stop showing up.

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The only way you can deal with this glitch is to exile your leader and assign a new one. Of course, this means you may lose your best character, but your legacy goals will appear once again.

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The developers should definitely take into account all these glitches as soon as possible and make State of Decay 2 a truly great game free of bugs.

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That is all for the best glitches in the game, but be sure to come back soon for more State of Decay 2 guides here at GameSkinny!

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Gate Parking Glitch

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Here's another warning for those who like to park their vehicles in the wrong places. Never park a car at the gates! If you do and try to open the gates, for some reason, the game will decide that it should destroy it.

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Now imagine if you play in co-operative mode and you leave your friends in a van that is parked near a gate. It will completely obliterate them and leave you all alone.

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Vehicle Glitch

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Be careful when driving a vehicle with low fuel! For some reason, the game can completely glitch out if you try to run your car too fast when you have very little fuel.

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Your car will either start spinning or it will randomly stop as if there was an invisible barrier in front of it. This is not exactly an exploitative glitch, but a cautionary one.

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If you want to always have enough fuel, then be sure to build a large fuel storage on your home base, where you can keep enough of it for all your driving needs.

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Unlimited Influence Glitch

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Influence is the game's main currency, so the more you have of it, the better the things you can do, including moving from one home base to another. However, earning influence is not easy in State of Decay 2.

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This glitch will help you make your influence never end. First, you need to have an upgraded Command Center 2 on your home base. Then, you need to find a trader and buy some 9mm or 22mm rounds. Sell them one piece at a time, and then buy them back again one piece at a time.

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Do this kind of trading while using Broadcast, which increases your influence by 10%. So for each traded round, you will earn more influence, which will result in a solid profit. You can exploit this every time and never have to worry about your influence ever again.

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Unlimited Stamina Glitch

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Did you know that it is possible to maintain an unlimited amount of stamina in State of Decay 2? Well, it looks like this glitch can actually make it happen.

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You will have to pay attention to the blue gauge located on the bottom-left corner of your screen. That's the stamina gauge, and the red one is your health gauge. When you run or do any other physical action, the blue gauge will quickly go down.

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As a result, you will have to wait a bit for it to recover. But if you don't want to wait and would rather just use this infinite stamina glitch, then simply press LB and tap it. You will notice that your character will keep moving without using your stamina at all.

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State of Decay 2, the latest zombie apocalypse survival game from Microsoft Studios, is finally out. However, it is reportedly riddled with all sorts of bugs and glitches. Some of them can be exploited for unlimited stats, and others simply mess up your gameplay.

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In any case, if you want to know the five best glitches in State of Decay 2, and how you can use them to your advantage, then follow this guide for all the information you need.

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And, if you were looking for the best base building locations on all three maps, then check out our guide below:

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Fortnite Challenge Guide: Search Between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter https://www.gameskinny.com/8f4px/fortnite-challenge-guide-search-between-a-bench-ice-cream-truck-and-a-helicopter https://www.gameskinny.com/8f4px/fortnite-challenge-guide-search-between-a-bench-ice-cream-truck-and-a-helicopter Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:16 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every week brings new challenges to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode. One of the tougher challenges in Week 4 is to find a Battlestar between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter.

If you want to know how to locate the Battlestar before anyone else, then follow our quick guide below, which is complete with a handy map. Just be careful: there are sure to be other players landing nearby going for the same prize. 

Where to Find Week 4's Battlestar

Fortnite's Season 4, Week 4 Battlestar Location on the Game's Map

All three challenge objects can be found in Moisty Mire, located in the southeastern part of the island. The Bench resides on the bank of a small river under the lantern.

The Ice Cream Truck can be seen on one of the small islands to the east from the Bench. And the Helicopter is set against a green screen on the opposite side of the river from where you spotted the Bench earlier.

The Battlestar will appear on a small patch of land between those three spots (see the screenshot above for exact map location). It's right under a big tree on a patch of land with no grass.

In order to claim your prize, just walk up to the Battlestar and interact with it. As a result, the Search between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter challenge will be completed.

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That's all for the Season 4, Week 4 search challenge, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, be sure to visit the links below:

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Fortnite Map Guide: Wailing Woods Chest Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/xksyt/fortnite-map-guide-wailing-woods-chest-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/xksyt/fortnite-map-guide-wailing-woods-chest-locations Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:08 -0400 Sergey_3847

Those looking to complete Season 4, Week 4 challenges in Fortnite must find seven chests within the Wailing Woods. This is a hard challenge, since Wailing Woods is not the most reliable zone for loot chest spawns.

However, you can use our quick guide below to find all the possible chest locations and get the 500 XP reward for completing this somewhat difficult challenge.

All Chest Locations in Wailing Woods

On the map above you can see the exact spawn locations of all possible chests in Wailing Woods. 

The most obvious spot for loot chests in Week 4 is in the maze located in the center of Wailing Woods. There you will find at least five chests spawning all around the construction. However, be careful, as many other players will want to land there and open chests for themselves.

This means that the best strategy would be to land somewhere on the outskirts of the region. For example, the eastern side of the woods has at least three other potential spots for loot chests. After landing there, you can carefully make your way through the woods to the center, slowly picking off enemies to nab the loot for yourself.

Another one can be located in the southwestern area, and one more can be found in the north of the woods. Even if you can't get all seven chests in the span of one game, don't worry -- you can always go back and find more chests in the following matches.

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That's it for all loot chest locations in Wailing Woods for this Week 4 Challenge, and for other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny, please visit the links below:

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Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Skyshard Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/na4wx/elder-scrolls-online-summerset-skyshard-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/na4wx/elder-scrolls-online-summerset-skyshard-locations Mon, 21 May 2018 13:29:28 -0400 Anthony Merklinger

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Looming Over the Center of the Traitor's Vault

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Summerset’s 18th and final Skyshard requires the most footwork, as players will need to complete the first quest, The Queen’s Decree, which begins by speaking to Razum-dar outside of Shimmerene.

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Once the quest has been completed, travel to the third and largest island of Summerset Isle, Artaeum -- home to the Psijic Order -- by entering the newly unlocked portal located beneath the Keep of the Eleven Forces.

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Follow the main road west on Artaeum until you discover the Traitor’s Vault. Advancing toward the Skyshard can be difficult as you navigate the corridors inside the Delve; however, the Skyshard is located on the highest level.

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Following this guide will help you flex your muscles as you journey through Summerset Isle to acquire 18 new Skyshards. Be sure to check back with GameSkinny for more on The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, available May 21 on PC/Mac and June 5 on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. 

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Just getting started in ESO? Click through GameSkinny's ESO Guide here.

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Near an Angler's Favorite Fishing Spot in Wasten Coraldale

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From the Cey-Tarn Keep Wayshrine, located north of Alinor, travel west toward the coastline and take the boat across to Wasten Coraldale.

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Once inside the Delve, fight your way along the pathway and turn north to the shore; then go left to locate the Skyshard near a gathering of trees.

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In the Caverns of Tor-Hame-Khard

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Head south across the grass field from Shimmerene toward Tor-Hame. Enter the Delve and proceed to the back of the stronghold and fight your way to the second floor. Advance into the caves and fight several Yaghra enemy NPCs guarding the Skyshard.

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At the Mouth of the Falls in Archon's Grove

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Located in Archon’s Grove Delve, south of the Shimmerene Wayshrine, travel the pathway west until you reach the stream. The Skyshard can be obtained by heading south toward the waterfall. Note: several Dire Wolfs block the way.

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Overlooking a Sun Kissed Path in Eton Nir Grotto

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Travel north from the Eldbur Ruins Wayshrine and enter the Eton Nir Grotto. Simply move toward the back of the Delve to locate the 14th Skyshard.

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Stuffed in a Barrel by Goblins in King Haven's Pass

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Upon entering King Haven’s Pass Delve, locate the door along the right of the pathway to descend into the Coal-Splitter Caves. Head west to locate the Skyshard, using the beacon as a guide.

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High Above the Heart of Sunhold

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Sunhold’s Skyshard can be difficult to get to, so consider venturing into the public dungeon with other players or bringing plenty of gemstones.

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Head west from the Sunhold Wayshrine and make your way through the dungeon’s city by following the road until you reach the upper levels. Two enemy NPCs guard the bridge, but they can be avoided.  

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Among the Shanties in Karnwasten's Cove

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Located in the public dungeon Karnwasten, the eleventh Skyshard can be found near a derelict ship in the lower grotto. If you're entering from the west, use the pathways to descend toward the docks; however, players may find accessing the Skyshard easier if they enter from the east via the Veyond Wyte Wayshrine.

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Under Sea Keep's Towering Fortifications

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Travel east from Lillandril until you reach Sea Keep. As you venture up the pathway to the stronghold entrance, break from the road and head left into the ravine. The Skyshard can be found underneath the Sea Keep bridge.

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South of Russafeld, Where the Mossy Archer's Aim Flies True

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From the Russafeld Heights Wayshrine, head southeast through the flower field until you reach the waterfall. Use the Skyshard’s beacon to guide you at the stream.

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 Along the Sun's Path Toward Dusk

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The eighth Skyshard can be obtained by following the shoreline south from Sil-Var-Woad, located in the southeast corner of Summerset. Ultimately, you can either swim or travel by land, which will give you the opportunity to loot Psijic Portals or engage the new Abyssal Geyser. Once you’ve acquired the Skyshard, head west to discover Dusk Keep.

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At the Ruins of the Keep of the Eleven Forces

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Perhaps one of the easier Skyshards to obtain in Summerset, follow the road south of Shimmerene and travel west before the road breaks to the southeast. You will come upon the Keep of the Eleven Forces. Simply walk up the stairs and advance to the end of the bridge.

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In the Mouth of the Falls Overlooking Shimmerene

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The sixth Skyshard can be found northwest of Shimmerene at the waterfall. Break from the main road and head to the body of water indicated on your map.

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At a Camp Across a Narrow Plank Walkway

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From King Haven’s Pass Wayshrine, travel north toward the coast. Follow the shoreline until you see the Skyshard, which you can access via a wooden plank jutting out from a cliff. There are several enemy Coral-Splitter NPCs in the way. If you keep moving toward the plank, they will drop aggro.  

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Along the Beach North of Karnwasten

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From the Crystal Tower Wayshrine, head north along the gravel pathway toward Karnwasten. There is a cliff overlooking the beach left of the dungeon’s entrance that you can follow until you locate the Skyshard. Be careful as you descend: a Reef Viper guards the prize.

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On a Tiny Peninsula Beneath the Cathedral of Webs

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Head north from Lillandril toward the Cathedral of Webs. When you approach the ruin stairs, head left along the pathway toward a tree with spiderwebs covering its base. (You may need to dispatch a few Skein Spiders along the way.) 

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Use the rock abutting the tree to jump across the gap onto the grassy area. The Skyshard's beacon should be in view for guidance.

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Among a Nest of Stone Eggs East of Cey-Tarn Keep

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From the Russafeld Heights Wayshrine, take the stone pathway southwest to Rellenthil. When you reach the bridge, follow the stream south until you find the Skyshard located at the base of a large tree.

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Overlooking the Oleander Coast Winery

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The first Skyshard can be located by heading south from the Cey-Tarn Keep Wayshrine toward Alinor. Follow the hill left of the city entrance to a tree located behind the Oleander Winery. Two Alinor Ringtails seem to enjoy the Skyshard’s secluded overlook.

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Conan Exiles Razmas Quarters Key Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ie52o/conan-exiles-razmas-quarters-key-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ie52o/conan-exiles-razmas-quarters-key-guide Mon, 21 May 2018 13:22:50 -0400 Ty Arthur

Although Conan Exiles is now out of Early Access and technically in full release, there's still a slew of bugs and glitches plaguing players that have just come to be expected from survival games these days.

From thralls that won't heal to clipped animations when fighting on elevated hills to a door that just won't seem to open properly, battling the code is currently one of the biggest challenges in Conan Exiles.

If you can't quite manage to get inside Razma's Quarters after nabbing the key, we've got the skinny on how to beat this bugged door and find out what's waiting inside!

Finding the Razma's Quarters Key

To get the key, you need to head to the jungle on the eastern edge of the map, near the shoreline. Inside the temple ruins, you will fight the living statue animated by evil magic and then battle the Witch Queen boss herself.

Be sure to loot the Witch Queen's body after the fight to get the key (and then also head to the back of the room and examine the sculpture at the top of the stairs to learn a new recipe).

 Pilfering the key from the Witch Queen's body (thanks to smskcntr for the screenshot)

Razma's Quarters Door - How to Get Inside

With key in hand, you can now enter Razma's Quarters way on the other side of the map. Finding the key is only half the battle, though, because the door is terribly bugged. For some reason, only half the door opens, and there seems to be a second invisible doorway behind it blocking your entrance.

If you are one of the lucky few to just walk right in, then congratulations on having the gods smile on you! Otherwise, it will take a bit of effort to actually cross the threshold after unlocking the door.

One of the most surefire ways to get inside and speak to Razma of Shem is to stand directly at the inside of the door, turn around so you are facing away from it, then crouch down and roll backwards. If your character isn't too tall, usually you will roll straight inside the main room.

Some players have been able to force clip themselves inside by standing at the entrance and then forcing the door closed while you are inside the animation radius. When the door closes, it pushes you inside the building if you are standing at the right angle. This seems to be the only way to exit out the door at the moment (until a patch arrives), hanging onto the inside and then trying to move forward as the door pushes you out.

If you are playing on your own private server, you can also enter Ghost mode and use the teleport admin command to transfer another player directly inside or outside the house.

 Unlocking the door to Razma's Quarters with the key

Once inside, there oddly isn't that much to do besides getting a little extra lore on what was happening with the Witch Queen, so it's a lot of effort for very little reward. The roof of the building, however, contains an armor stand that provides a new crafting recipe.

Did you figure out another way to get inside Razma's Quarters using the Witch Queen's key? Let us know your method, and if you managed to find anything inside that was actually worth all that effort that we missed!

Need help with any other part of this survival sim set in the long-forgotten Hyborian Age? Be sure to check out our other Conan Exiles guides here to survive in the harsh wastelands:

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State of Decay 2 Guide: Best Locations for Base Building https://www.gameskinny.com/5b95h/state-of-decay-2-guide-best-locations-for-base-building https://www.gameskinny.com/5b95h/state-of-decay-2-guide-best-locations-for-base-building Mon, 21 May 2018 10:52:20 -0400 Sergey_3847

State of Decay 2 offers three different maps with various home base locations, which you can move into and upgrade as you wish. Every base has its own advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to find the one that works best for you, as moving into a new base is not cheap.

If you want to know what locations are the best for building your home base on each of the three maps in State of Decay 2, then follow our guide below for all the information you need.

Best Cascade Hills Bases

Bridge Fort

If you go west from your starting base, you will come to a bridge with another potential home base. This one has three parking sites located on both sides of the bridge.

Bridge Fort has four open slots for building in total:

  • 1x Large Slot
  • 1x Small Indoor Slot
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

There is also a watchtower on the upper floor that overlooks the eastern side of the bridge. If you want to claim this base, you need to have 500 influence and 4 people -- a perfect location for a small community.

Lock & Keogh Self Storage

If you're looking for a huge storage room, then this is the base you need. It is located in the northwestern part of Cascade Hills.

There are several clearable lockers, which can be used for building or storing things. You also have one Secret Distillery -- a great source of Fuel, if you care about driving vehicles.

This base will cost you 1,500 influence and 6 people in total.

Container Fort

This is probably the best location in Cascade Hills. It is located in the southwestern part of the map. It has seven building slots, two of which are large slots.

The best feature of this base is that it already has a ready-to-use level 3 Workshop, which is a great thing to have. Of course, such luxury isn't cheap and will require you to have 3,500 influence and 8 people.

So, if you have a large community, this is the base for you.

Best Meagher Valley Bases

Whitney Field

This base is located in the southern part of the map. There are two large Fortified Bleachers that serve as the watchtowers on the opposite sides of the base.

There are five building slots in total. The large ones are located on the outer edges of the base, and the small ones are set closer to the middle.

This is a huge open area that requires a large community of at least 8 people and 3,500 influence.

Squelones Brewing Company

The best part about this base, which is located in the central part of the Valley, is the on-site water tank. This means that you will have a constant supply of water without having to build anything.

There is a lot of free space outdoors for building farms and other types of buildings that require a water supply. Inside the large warehouse, you will find a room where you can recycle food and make alcohol.

In order to claim this base, you will need 1,500 influence and 6 people.

Camp Kelenqua

On the western side of Meagher Valley, you will find a truly great base that looks like a campsite. The fencing may require some repair, but there is a lot of free space inside.

This base also has an on-site source of water, so you can start your farms from the get-go. There are lots of buildings around for chilling out and hiding from those pesky zombies.

Although the area of the base is huge, it will only take you 1,000 influence and 5 people to claim it.

Best Drucker County Bases

Barricaded Strip Mall

If you go to the north of the map, you will stumble upon an abandoned mall. However, it's not as useless as it seems. This base has an in-built Urgent Care facility, which is like your own personal infirmary.

On the other side of the base, you will find a High-End Kitchen, where your people can eat well, and which will grant them a nice morale boost. Overall, this is a really great place to have.

In order to claim the Strip Mall, you will need 3,500 influence and 8 people.

Mike's Concrete

This base is located in the middle of the map, which is perfect for those who want to drive vehicles and quickly get to any part of Drucker County. It is supported by a Huge Fuel Storage that will provide you with enough fuel for all your cars.

It is very similar in design to Wheelhouse Truckstop, but that base is located in a far less convenient place, on the ouskirts of the map. So if you enjoy driving a lot, then be sure to choose Mike's Concrete instead.

This base requires only 1,500 influence and 6 people.

Knight's Family Drive-In

This is probably the best designed base on the map. It looks like a castle with a tall fence surrounding it. The front part is protected by a gatewatch, which is great for general area surveillance.

The base covers a rather large territory, and in the back, you will see a Drive-In Theater, where you can repair and store your vehicles.

Claim this base for 1,500 influence and 6 people.

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That is all for the best base locations in State of Decay 2, but be sure to come back soon for more guides here at GameSkinny!

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Grandpa Mobile Game Guide: Tips for Getting Out Alive! https://www.gameskinny.com/mnt2j/grandpa-mobile-game-guide-tips-for-getting-out-alive https://www.gameskinny.com/mnt2j/grandpa-mobile-game-guide-tips-for-getting-out-alive Fri, 18 May 2018 15:36:42 -0400 Stephanie Tang

You wake up. You're in a creepy house that you don't recognize. A geriatric psycho is trying to murder you. You need to solve the puzzles of the locked house and get out. 

Sound familiar? 

If your first guess was DVloper's mobile horror game Granny that came out last month, then... well hey, you wouldn't be wrong. But brand-new to Google Play and Steam (Early Access) comes Pudding's Grandpa -- a game where you must unlock the puzzles in this creepy house and get out before a bloodthirsty Grandpa hears you and murders you to death. 

Here are some tips on how to stay alive long enough to do that!

1. It's okay to die. 

So staying alive may be the point of the plot, but it's not exactly integral to the point of the game. Every time you die, it just saves your progress and allows you to get a little bit further every time. 

(Also, if you're one to scare easily, it'll definitely take the edge off, since your death by bludgeoning is a little underwhelming. Plus, you'll probably see it a lot.)

There also isn't a great deal of information going in as to how to play, so a lot of it really is "learn by doing." Blindly walking into things makes enough noise to catch ol' Grandpa's attention and send him running after you. 

2. Don't be afraid to drop stuff.

Just remember where you left it. Since you can only carry one thing at a time, what you're holding onto may not be what you need to solve the current part of the escape puzzle. Did you find the Green Key right away in the first room? Great! But you haven't found the corresponding lock for that key yet, though, have you? 

There are other keys. Keep exploring. You're going to find some creepy things lying around (e.g. previous victims), and once you (and your character) gets over the fright, take a closer look, rifle through the bodies. You're going to find new stuff, new keys, that can unlock other rooms with new items. 

3. You can't kill Grandpa. 

That would defeat the purpose of the game. You should be able to find syringes hidden around the house that can disable him for a little while and let you run around a little without worrying about how much noise you're making, but he'll definitely wake up again eventually.

(Note: I didn't actually pick up/use syringes during my play.)

There will be items hidden around the house that look perfect for committing some geriatric murder of your own, particularly against that stubby rake of Grandpa's. They won't work. (I tried it for you.)

4. Hide! (But if you don't, that's okay too...)

This game is... uh... a little broken. In its defense, it's still new/in Early Access, so the devs promise a number of changes to the game. A large part of the gameplay is to avoid the murderous old man strolling around the rooms and hallways as much as possible while you go about your business. 

If you walk in on scary stuff, your character will stop and cover their eyes until they are brave enough to see again -- this essentially demobilizes you, sometimes long enough for Grandpa to storm up and rake you to death. Pay attention to the prompts near stuff like wardrobes and tables -- you'll be able to hide in/under them so that Grandpa will serenely pass you by. This would be the normal mechanics for dealing with Grandpa in the same room as you. 

As mentioned, the game is a little bugged, and Grandpa most of all. You can often catch him getting stuck on stairs and walking into walls so that your way is clear and you can go about doing your puzzle-solving in peace. He might not even notice you even if you're just across the table from him. Sometimes it's the other way around, and he'll teleport through doors, across rooms, etc. Sometimes he'll still find you even when you're hiding. 

There's nothing you can do to fix this, so it's probably a good thing the death/save mechanic is so forgiving. 

5. Other Stuff

Turn up the sound! It's important that you can hear every little creak and clink. If you're playing this on mobile, keep some headphones handy since the sound can get blown out a lot easier than on PC. The loud alert sounds might make you jump this way (the game relies a lot on the startle factor for its scares since the regular environment is pretty well lit), but since it's not always evident where Grandpa is, it'll help you locate him a lot easier. 

Turn down the sensitivity. You can access this on the menu. It's a single, simple slider, and it will make a lot of difference in navigating around the house. 

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That's all for now! Just remember to keep looking for new stuff as you gain access to different rooms and to keep an eye out for lock and key colors. You'll make it out of there! Grandpa is a pretty short game, so even if you just poke around here and there, you'll probably finish within 30 minutes to an hour. 

Good luck!

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No Man's Sky to Release on Xbox One Alongside NEXT Update https://www.gameskinny.com/o3p5q/no-mans-sky-to-release-on-xbox-one-alongside-next-update https://www.gameskinny.com/o3p5q/no-mans-sky-to-release-on-xbox-one-alongside-next-update Fri, 18 May 2018 11:29:40 -0400 Zach Hunt

It's been a long road for No Man's Sky, but if Hello Games' founder, Sean Murray, is to be believed, this summer will finally bring the game's original potential to full realization. Announced during a live Inside Xbox event, the release date for the Xbox One version of the game will be July 24 for North America, with the European release set for July 27. The Xbox One version will include all the updates and patches that have been released up to this point, which have arguably made No Man's Sky a more full-fledged game than what was originally delivered.

Coinciding with the Xbox One release will be the game's biggest update yet -- "NEXT" -- and this time, we're promised a full, cross-platform multiplayer experience. Free for current PC and PS4 owners, according to a press release, "NEXT" brings the following features to the game:

  • Explore the infinite universe with your friends, or bump into random travellers
  • As you voyage together, friends will help you stay alive, or prey on others to survive
  • Build bases from tiny shelters to complex colonies that you create as a team and can be seen by the community
  • Be a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and foes
    Race exocraft across weird alien terrains and create tracks to share online

Given the history of No Man's Sky and some of the promises we've heard from Sean Murray in the past, one could be forgiven if this is met with a bit of skepticism. Still, Hello Games has demonstrated a real dedication to continual improvements through updates and patches, and few would argue that No Man's Sky isn't a better game today than what we were originally delivered many moons ago.

Stick with GameSkinny as we learn more about "NEXT" and the continued promises from No Man's Sky.

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