Mobile Platform RSS Feed | Mobile RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Fortnite Anarchy Acres Treasure Map Guide Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:33:21 -0400 Ty Arthur

A whole new crop of Fortnite Week 5 challenges have just sprouted! Seven new bonus objectives show up every Thursday morning for the Battle Pass crowd, and this week is no exception as challenges arrive ranging from opening loot chests in specific locations to hunting down treasure based off a secret map.

Some of the "hard" designations are a little strange this week, though. For instance, it will probably take you longer to find a legendary bush drop (which isn't a "hard" challenge) than it will to get three kills in Tilted Towers, which is always swarming with players looking for loot.

These are all the Fortnite Season 3 Week 5 challenges now available in Battle Royale matches:

  • Use the Bush one time (5 Battle Points)
  • Search 7 Loot Chests in Moisty Mire (5 Battle Points)
  • Deal 200 damage with a Pickaxe to opponents (5 Battle Points)
  • Visit 3 different Gas Stations in a single match (5 Battle Points - see our guide here)
  • Hard: Follow the treasure map found in Anarchy Acres to the Battle Star (10 Battle Points - see guide below)
  • Hard: Get 3 Pistol Eliminations (10 Battle Points)
  • Hard: Eliminate 3 opponents in Tilted Towers (10 Battle Points)

Below, we cover exactly where to find the Anarchy Acres treasure map and how to decipher its scribblings to find the hidden Battle Star treasure!

a Fortnite player coming upon a clue to finding the anarchy acres treasure map Finding the Anarchy Acres Treasure Map (thanks to DooM Clan for the screenshot)

Fortnite Week 5 Anarchy Acres Treasure Map

The Week 5 challenge treasure map itself isn't that tough to find. Just land at Anarchy Acres (a personal favorite spot of mine to drop, by the way, since it has plenty of loot, good hiding spots, and isn't usually filled with other players), and look for a shack at the edge of the area. The map is sitting on a sign post between the two walls.

The map itself is sort of obscure, and the red X near a hill doesn't really seem to indicate a clear location ... except for the llama in the upper-left map corner. Remember a few weeks back how there was a challenge to land at giant buildings shaped like a fox, a crab, and a llama? That's the big hint here.

The llama building was at the far northwest corner of the Battle Royale play area north of Junk Junction, which is the direction you want to head. The Battle Star treasure isn't actually at the llama, though; as the map indicates, it is found to the south.

Head south from there (and west of Junk Junction) to find the Battle Star near a hill where a big rocking is sitting on the ground. Remember that, as with all the maps, the Star actually won't spawn until you get close to it, so run around a bit if it isn't immediately visible.

Because the Star is so close to the edge of the map, you may want to skip finding the treasure map entirely and instead just go straight to Junk Junction. If you grab the map first, the storm will almost certainly have closed in before you can run all the way over to the northwest corner of the Battle Royale map (although this also means there won't be any snipers waiting for you).

Fortnite map showing where to find the anarchy acres treasure map Fortnite Anarchy Acres Treasure Map Location

That's all you need to know to complete the Anarchy Acres treasure map challenge! Need help completing any other Fortnite Season 3 content? Check out our other latest Fortnite guides below, including the other Week 5 challenges:

Fortnite Weekly Challenge - Gas Station Locations Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:17:25 -0400 Ty Arthur

Somehow we are in Week 5 of Fortnite Season 3 already, with a batch of brand-new crazy challenges to complete while surviving 100-player Battle Royale matches!

This week's roundup of objectives includes a quest to visit three different gas station locations around the map, which is harder than it sounds if you don't land in a good starting spot close enough to two other stations.

Unlike many other weekly challenges, this one is constrained by the fact that all three must be visited in a single match. This objective isn't like the no-dance signs or llama, crab, fox structures, where you can hit them in multiple matches, so it's best to plan out your route ahead of time if you want to complete the challenge quickly.

parachuting into a Fortnite gas station Landing at a Week 5 gas station visit spot (thanks to DooM Clan for the screenshot)

Where to Find the Fortnite Gas Stations

Although challenging, it is possible to grab all three stations for this challenge in a single match (so long as you avoid the other 99 players trying to gun you down).

If you manage to drop off the Battle Bus at Pleasant Park, you can probably grab the three below there quickly before the storm even closes in on your position. This is probably the best route so that you don't have to worry about taking constant damage while reaching the last gas station.

If the bus doesn't come from that location, then this gets a lot harder, however. In that case, landing at Moisty Mire or the gas station at the far south end of the map is probably the way to go, although you still might end up grabbing the third gas station from behind the storm. As with other challenges, you still have to complete the match (by either dying or winning) to actually complete the objective.

All the currently known Fortnite Week 5 gas station locations are listed below and are marked on the map with a gas icon. Several walkthrough videos and guide websites online have mentioned a gas station in Retail Row, but this doesn't seem to be accurate, as I haven't been able to find one there after multiple matches. Here are all the gas stations I've found so far:

  • One is found in the middle of Pleasant Park
  • A station is sitting conveniently on the road west of Loot Lake and south of Pleasant Park
  • A gas station is found in the soccer field west of Tilted Towers
  • Greasy Grove has a gas station waiting to be visited
  • Tomato Town at the northeast section of the map has a station, but this one is probably the farthest from any two other stations on the whole map
  • A gas station is found at Salty Springs towards the middle of the Battle Royale map
  • The road at the north end of Moisty Mire has a station
  • A final station is found at the far south end of the map, to the east of Flush Factory and by the bridge

If you have trouble finding them once you drop, just keep in mind they are typically either in a major marked location on the map (like Pleasant Park, Tomato Town, etc.) or on a road between those locations.

Locations of all the Fortnite gas stations on the Battle Royale map Fortnite Gas Station Locations

Have you found any other gas station spots for completing this challenge? Let us know where you dropped in the comments below, and we'll get this list updated!

Need help completing any other Fortnite Season 3 content? Check out our other latest Fortnite guides below, and stay tuned for more Week 5 guides coming soon!

PUBG Mobile: How to Fix Internet Error Now Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:23:28 -0400 Sergey_3847

Many users of the English version of PUBG Mobile have been experiencing an internet error that doesn't allow them to connect to the game servers. This may happen due to ISP issues or due to mobile data errors.

In any case, there is a way to fix this problem right now without waiting for the official solution. If you want to know how to bypass the PUBG Mobile internet error, then follow our step-by-step guide below.

How to Fix Internet Error 154140712 in PUBG Mobile

menu screen in PUBG mobile

Step 1: Download and Install VPN

VPN software will allow you to bypass any regional restrictions and make your PUBG Mobile internet error go away.

All you need to do is go to either Google Play or the App Store and download either a free or premium VPN software. Beware that premium VPN software will protect your data much better than the free options, so it's your choice entirely.

Step 2: Activate VPN

After you've downloaded and installed your VPN software, you need to log in by using either your Facebook account or by registering. Then, you can start using the software by activating the VPN server.

This will provide you with a different IP from another region. However, you don't need to use the VPN every time to play PUBG Mobile. The answer is in the next step.

Step 3: Change Server Settings

The internet error should now be gone, and you should be able to log in to your PUBG account. Then, go to the Server option in the game menu and change it back to your region.

At this point, you can close the VPN and restart PUBG Mobile. You will see that you can now play the game without a VPN or any internet errors.


That is how you can fix the internet error with the help of VPN software, and for other PUBG guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:

PUBG Mobile Guide: Beginner's Tips to Getting Chicken Dinner on the Go Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:13:03 -0400 Stephanie Tang

Taking into account that Chinese mega mobile publisher NetEase Games has four different PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds clones already on the mobile market (most popularly Rules of Survival and Knives Out), and both Fortnite and its Chinese mobile clone, FortCraft, were just recently released for closed beta last week ... it really was just a matter of time until PUBG finally made the jump to phones and tablets. 

Tencent Games recently came out with the pretty comprehensive PUBG Mobile -- and unlike Fortnite Battle Royale, it doesn't have its players scrambling for invite codes. 

PUBG player skydiving into battle

So what do you need to know about getting winner, winner, chicken dinner in PUBG Mobile as often as you do on PC or console?

Know how to stay alive!

It sounds like common sense, but keep in mind -- you're controlling a character that, in some ways, moves like a tank. Strafing, moving, aiming, firing, and trying to do all of these things at once is not easy on a mobile device, and it gets significantly harder when most of the zones have closed and you're down to the last dozen or so players.

  • Run away and heal up whenever you can. This is fairly good advice at almost any stage in the game, but it becomes absolutely imperative to maintain an edge near the end because it's not a mere possibility but a high probability that there are other players close by that can hear your firefight. Try to disengage as quickly as possible if you can't get a quick 1v1 kill, because whoever's watching you will have the upper hand at aiming if they're standing still (and/or sniping!).

    Keep yourself healed and your energy high. This will help you with health regeneration and speed in those last-ditch fights!

  • Only use your vehicles in the beginning. They're not too difficult to handle, and if you landed in some of the far-off areas, you're going to want something to help you hoof it when zones start closing and you're stuck in areas with a lot of bridges. End game, though, the engine noise just isn't worth the extra speed, especially with a smaller map space to navigate through. Be a sneaky ninja.

  • Shoot to kill. While spray and pray generally works better in mobile firefights, only shoot when you have to. Gunfire draws attention to you just as much as engine noise does, and someone else is going to want to take advantage of your distraction.

  • Be careful about when you're looting. In the end game, moving around and looting should be done as sparingly as possible -- and only if you're running low. If you get too greedy and try to loot the body of someone you killed right away, chances are anybody who's been watching will know exactly where you are and can pick you off while you're distracted.

  • Only move when you have to. Again, this is specifically for endgame only. Early game you should explore, loot, customize your guns, do whatever you need to do. But as the area starts to get smaller, you should be watching the zone carefully and moving to accommodate for that, not to simply run around looking for a fight. It will come to you soon enough without giving the upper hand to someone else! This will also make it easier for you to aim and kill when you don't have to concentrate so much on movement in your first few shots.

Learn the controls before you play for real

At this point, there are quite a few similarities to all the different kinds of available Battle Royale shooters -- and luckily for me, all of them have control setting configurations that are geared for left-handed players. You don't need to be left-handed to benefit from them, though -- having an extra fire button on the left side comes in handy even if you're not a southpaw, especially when you're in the middle of moving and aiming. 

Crouched player waiting to ambush opponents in PUBG

PUBG Mobile has streamlined some of the controls for ease of use, e.g., automatically sprinting when you hold forward on your movement "joystick." It has also made picking up weapons, switching between them, and loading them especially easy to do, although it does get trickier when it comes to adding on attachments; if you've got a big inventory, you might find it a little fiddly on a small screen to select the item you want right away. A larger iPad or tablet device might be recommended if you're having trouble with inventory control on the small screen. 

With the above in mind, I highly recommend playing around with the control settings to find the aim/move/fire combination that works for youPUBG Mobile has an impressive number of settings and sliders that you can customize, and even as someone who rarely likes to mess with vanilla, I have been known to fiddle around with these a bit to get the game playing the way I want it to. 

Playing on mobile with a controller

This is particularly important because as of right now, there isn't really very good controller support for PUBG Mobile. Players that enjoy using a controller will find that you can connect the movement controls but not much of anything else. There are some available workarounds for rooted Android phones, but you'll probably want to hold off until Tencent comes out with official controller support. 

Keep the limitations of playing on mobile in mind

  • Have a phone or tablet charger handy. Pretty common sense, but it's always surprising how quickly you can drain your battery down to nothing while you're playing a game, particularly if you're playing on medium to high settings, and also if you're on an older device.

    Besides, in a game as big as this one and with so many starting players (100), any PUBG veteran knows that if you don't get picked off right away, these games can run loooonnngg.

  • Personal space and comfortable surroundings are important. When it comes down to the 1v1 fights, they can be unexpected and fast-paced. You're going to want to aim the very best that you can -- and it's doubtful you're going to have that ability if you're trying to play while elbowing your way from the train to the subway car. 

  • Use headphones! Same as when playing on any other platform, it highly benefits you to have headphones on so you can listen for enemy footsteps and gunfire. Headphones will also come in handy when you're trying to communicate with your teammates in squads and in duos (remember to go through your microphone settings), but try to keep the chatter to a minimum while you're hunting down others!

A note on bots in PUBG Mobile and difficulty level

PUBG Mobile player coming upon another player or perhaps a bot

There have been a bunch of players and a number of different news outlets that have reported that they've had better luck winning their chicken dinners on PUBG Mobile than they have ever had playing on either console or PC. 

The question has arisen as to whether or not the game really plants 100 different players into the instance at the same time or whether they incorporate bots into the game as well in order to ease new players into the game.

So far, there hasn't been any official word on that front from Tencent or PUBG Corp, but it's definitely worth keeping an eye out for during your own games. 

You can find PUBG Mobile on the Apple App Store and Android's Google Play


With these beginner's tips, you should have no problem getting started in PUBG Mobile. As always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for all your PUBG Mobile guides and info. Good luck, and happy hunting!

Does PUBG Mobile Have Controller Support? Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:38:38 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Does PUBG Mobile have controller support? Yes ... kind of. Using a gamepad for the mobile battle royale hit is complicated.

The official word from Tencent and Bluehole is that controllers and mobile gamepads aren't officially supported by PUBG Mobile on any device, whether that device be Android- or iOS-based. You can connect a controller and move around using the analog sticks, but that's about it. So you won't be able to shoot or pick up items. 

However, some resourceful Android users have found a way around the issue by using rooted devices. As of this writing, the method seems to work just fine for some controllers, but it could be patched out, so keep that in mind. 

Note: If you're playing PUBG Mobile on an iOS device, the method below won't work as of this writing ... mainly because we all know that Apple products can be difficult. 

PUBG Mobile Controller Support for Android 

First, you'll need to take screenshots of PUBG Mobile's controls so you can properly map them later on. This can literally be any screen that shows all of PUBG Mobile's controls, such as the screenshot below: 

PUBG Mobile in-game Controls Screen

Once you've done that, make sure your Android device is rooted and that you've got a USB to OTG adapter and a Dualshock 3 or Dualshock 4 controller. Finally, you'll need to buy the Sixaxis Controller App for $2.49 from the Google Play Store

After you've downloaded the Sixaxis Controller App and connected your Dualshock to your Android device via the OTG adapter, pair the controller to the device by clicking "Pair Controller." 

Once you've done that, you'll need to disconnect the Dualshock from the device and press the PS button to turn the controller on. Your device should now recognize the controller. Next, go into the Sixaxis App's settings and follow this path: Settings > Touch Emulator > Edit Profile. 

When you're presented with the white screen that says "Double Tap for Menu," double tap to open your device's menu and select the photo of PUBG Mobile's controls you took when we started. 

Make sure the picture is right-side up and choose "Add Button" to open a menu of all assignable buttons. Choose the button you want to assign, and when the menu closes, drag that button to the control point you want to assign. 

Save, and you're done. Unfortunately, you'll have to open the "Add Button" menu every time you want to assign a new control point, so keep in mind what buttons you've already used. 


This method of using a controller with an Android device should also work for a lot of other games on the Google Play Store -- so experiment and see what works!  

Thanks to Youtuber Kimmy's Portal for the tips on how to play PUBG Mobile with a controller. And stay tuned to GameSkinny for more PUBG Mobile guides.

7 Tips & Tricks for The Sims Mobile Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:47:25 -0400 Will Phillips

Overall, The Sims Mobile is a pretty simple game. However, that doesn't mean there aren't some tips and tricks that will make your time playing the game all the more enjoyable. So here are seven things that I found made my time with the game easier.

1. You Can Get Free Stamina

Cupcakes aren't the only way to replenish your stamina. Sleeping in your bed, hopping in the shower, or even taking a wee in The Sims Mobile will give you some much-needed stamina points. However, they do take time to charge unless you cough up some SimCash.

A Sim considers taking a nap to restore stamina in The Sims Mobile

Side Note: While you may have to wait to use these methods of replenishing stamina to your current Sim, all of your other Sims can still do them. But of course, they will have to wait to use them again as well.

2. Do Two Stamina Tasks Instead of Just One

When trying to use your stamina up as quickly as possible, always go for the options that use more stamina and grant more points. Usually 1- or 2-stamina options are what's available. Using the 2-stamina option gets twice the amount of work done in the same amount of time, so there is no real reason to use a 1-stamina option unless it’s the only option available.

An option to perform an activity that requires two stamina in The Sims Mobile

I do recommend checking out the different character animations for the different options, but if you're trying to get things done as quickly as possible, this is the way to go.

3. Do Not Cook or Make Coffee

It might seem counterintuitive, but doing the cooking options at career events like the coffee shop and the restaurant is an inefficient use of stamina too. You have to first make the dish and then present it to customers. This is doing two separate tasks for 20 points. It doesn't necessarily hurt you, but it's just not the fastest choice when there are options to just use 2 stamina to get 20 points. Though once again, sometime's it's your only option.


4. Kill Two Jobs with One Phone

In certain locations, it's possible to zoom out and do two career events at once, such as with the restaurant and fashion buildings. Doing so allows you to start a task with one, and while one Sim takes the time to complete the task, you can simply start a task with your other Sim. So instead of wasting time watching your Sim do its animation, you are using that time to do double the amount of work!

Buildings in which you can perform multiple tasks in The Sims Mobile

5. Sleep Is for the Rich

Always make sure that all of your Sims are doing an event before you log off. They can complete events on their own, so letting them loiter around is simply a waste. Ideally, you would also want to use all of your stamina before you go, but this is not as significant as the last point.

A Sim working behind the counter in The Sims Mobile

6. Wait Before Taking Risky Actions

While the game may present you with the opportunity to take a risky action early in your shift, you may want to wait a little while before taking it. The more actions your Sims perform, the more confident they become. You'll know when they're ready to take actions after seeing one or two of these pop up.

A Sim letting you know that his confidence is boosted

And they'll let you know when they're ready to take a risky action when you see this pop up.

A really confident Sim

Now, of course, you're your own person and can play as risky as you would like, but waiting to gain some confidence can make a difference.

Risk and reward meters in The Sims Mobile

7. More Customization in the Character Creation

It's easy to miss, but there is a pen icon that pops up when changing your Sim's appearance. Clicking it will give you a tool to give you better control over changing your Sim's different body features. 

A Sim getting her hair customized

A Sim having her head width and length altered in The Sims Mobile

That pretty much covers it. These were some of the things that I thought would be useful nuggets of knowledge to carry with you next time you play The Sims Mobile. I hope you find these as helpful as I did, and be sure to check out our other guides to The Sims Mobile!

Fortnite Blitz Mode (Limited Time Event) Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:05:37 -0400 Ty Arthur

Now that the frenzied Battle Royale segment of Fortnite has made it to mobile (well, for iOS users anyway), a celebration is underway with a whole new limited-time mode that feels tailor-made for quick sessions on the phone.

The freshly released Fortnite Blitz mode ups the stakes and decreases the time of these already quick matches, forcing a hard cap of 15 minutes and changing up some of the mechanics to force faster confrontations.

If you love the feel of a Battle Royale match but want to pick up better loot faster and rack up the kills at lightning speed, this is the Season 3 mode you want to try out this week!

Update screen indicating that blitz mode is now available in Fortnite Season 3 gets even faster with Blitz Mode!

Blitz Squads in Fortnite's Limited Time Mode

You've got to switch to squads in the Battle Royale mode selector to take advantage of the Blitz limited time event, which isn't available in solo or duo modes.

The biggest difference with Blitz is that the storm immediately starts shrinking and doesn't stop throughout the course of the game, rather than closing in at regular intervals like in a standard match. There's much less time to explore areas on the edge of the map, and trying to pick up any of the weekly challenges will be a lot more difficult in Blitz.

Because you will be herded in closer together at a much faster rate, there is a much higher loot spawn rate, with chests appearing much more frequently in all the usual locations. Rare and higher equipment also spawn more often in those chests, so you will get better gear right away. Likewise, supply drops land much more quickly so you are always well outfitted.

Furthermore, all players harvest at twice the normal speed during a Fortnite Blitz squads match, so it won't take nearly as long to gather the resources to build structures. At the same time, building and camping isn't nearly as viable an option, since the storm shrinks at such a rate that you won't be able to stick around for long. Finally, launch pads spawn more often, so be on the lookout for players in the air!

Essentially, everything is in fast forward here with a Blitz match. All the standard ideas for victory apply, except that the focus will be less on stealth and more on getting an awesome weapon quickly and then taking down everyone fleeing the storm.

The typical psychological games like closing building doors behind you become less important in Blitz mode ... unless you are using the remote explosive C4 that was just added to the game. Since there's so much good loot to be found in Blitz mode, dropping some remote explosives next to a chest -- and then leaving the chest untouched -- is a sneaky and devious new way to get a kill.

Just hang out nearby (from above, if possible, for a good sniping vantage point) and wait for someone to walk in, then hit detonate. They might survive the remote explosive blast, but they will at least be weakened and easy to take out with a few shots as they run out of the building.

Screen showing selecting Blitz! (Squads) mode in Fortnite 

Selecting Fortnite Blitz Squads Mode

How are you liking the limited time Blitz squads mode, and do you have any tips and tricks for quick victory in this ultra-fast match type to share? Let us know your strategy for a quick win below!

Need help completing any other Fortnite Season 3 content? Check out our other latest Fortnite guides below, and stay tuned for more Week 4 guides coming soon!

All You Need to Know About The Sims Mobile Hot Tub Dreams Event Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:28:58 -0400 Will Phillips

The Sims Mobile didn’t take any time to jump headfirst into its first-ever event! For this week only, The Sims Mobile is hosting the Hot Tub Dreams Event! This event will have players earning *sigh* ducky bucks in order to unlock a variety of furniture and swimsuits.

Three Sims hanging out in the Sims mobile hot tub event

How to Earn Ducky Bucks

There are 3 ways to earn ducky bucks.

The first way is through your regular to-do list. Just complete the tasks as usual, and you will be rewarded with an additional 10 ducky bucks on top of the rewards that completing tasks on the list already gives.

Second, there are 9 quests which have you doing a variety of tasks pertaining to the event, such as trying on and showing off swimsuits as well as planning hot tub parties with your friends. 

A quest dialog box indicating part 8 of 9 in the hot tub dreams sims mobile event

The final way to earn ducky bucks is through completing two events. Both events take place in Market Square. All you need to do is press this icon, then play it out like a normal event. 

a pink ducky indicating an event in sims mobile

One of the events is called Haute Tub Couture Fashion and can be found inside the fashion building. 

 a Sim about to start the haute tub couture fashion event

The other event is titled Spa-Side Snacks and can be started inside the Restaurant.

 Sims preparing to begin the Spa-Side Snacks event in Sims Mobile Hot Tub Dreams

Both of these events can be completed again after waiting six hours, which of course is skippable if you're willing to pay some SimCash. They award 18 ducky bucks each. Like with regular career events, occasionally you'll have the option to watch an ad for additional rewards. Doing this will grant you two more ducky bucks.

Side note: This will be a great time to use your cupcakes to refill your stamina in order to complete the events as fast as possible. The faster you get done with the event, the sooner you can start it again. Given that there's a limited time to get these items, there is no better time to use your cupcakes!

What to Spend Your Ducky Bucks On

Once you've collected at least 50 ducky bucks, you can purchase Hot Tub Goodie Bags. You can find where to purchase them by clicking on the rubber ducky in the top-right corner of your screen.

A rubber ducky indicating ducky bucks

A goody bag is essentially a loot box that can give you one of these 15 items per bag. 

Items available from the Sims Mobile goodie bags

 There are three levels of rarity: Common, Uncommon, and Rare.

 Item rarity levels in The Sims Mobile

Overall this event doesn’t seem too bad. One of my gripes with this event is  that they they put resources that we can already get through other means as rewards. I don't want to spend 50 hard-earned ducky bucks only to get any of these ....

More items available in goodie bags during the sims mobile hot tub event

My only other gripe is that you can buy the gift bags with real money. I don’t think this is a huge offense, I’m just foreseeing myself on the final day of this event, vulnerable and hot tubless, shelling out hard-earned money in a desperate attempt for status in an online mobile game.

The Sims Mobile Aging, Retirement, and Heirlooms Guide Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:14:55 -0400 Will Phillips

While it's definitely possible to get attached to Sims you spend so much time dressing up and completing event with, after a while you may grow bored of seeing the Sims day after day. Well luckily that's why they put the ability for your sims to retire in this game. Retiring is a way to "level up" your account by getting Heirlooms while also making room for you create more Sims. This makes for an interesting game play loop that ensures there are always incentives to keep you engaged.

How to Retire in The Sims Mobile

So how exactly do you retire? First things first, you have to be level 16 in order to unlock this feature. After that, you simply just play the game. Your character naturally ages over time from completing events, participating in hobbies, and going to work. So if you want to retire your Sims sooner, just make sure your Sims are always at work or in some type of event. Eventually, your Sim will let you know that they are ready to retire.

Note that you don’t have to retire your Sims if you don’t want to. You can choose to do so later. 

If you chose the option Not Right Now, you can then retire your Sim at any time by clicking this icon in the lower left corner next to your Sim's face.

Then pressing the traits button on the following screen.

After that you will see the option to retire your Sim next to your traits.

So now that you know how to retire your Sims, your next question might be why you should even consider doing that.

Getting Heirlooms in The Sims Mobile

Once your Sims retires, they give you something called Heirlooms. You might have already seen Heirlooms in the shop, but since you get very little Heirloom Tickets, you probably haven’t gotten one yet.


 That is unless you want to shell out some real money for them.


Heirlooms allow your next generation of Sims to gain access to new and leveled up traits. Other than your Lifestyle Score, this is the one other method to “level up” your account.


And if you end up getting duplicates, you can sell them for Heirloom tickets, which of course allow you to buy new Heirlooms from the shop.


In case you're scared that retiring your Sims will mean they're gone forever, don’t worry. Your Sims will still be around, they just won’t be playable. However, they are useful for your future generations of Sims. These retired Sims will occasionally prompt you with a mentor event. These events are opportunities for you current Sims to gain career or hobby EXP.


That's it. To summarize, your Sims will naturally age as you play. At point they will want to retire. Upon retirement, you will be gifted with a Heirloom that will make you future generation of Sims better!

Check out our other The Sims Mobile guides:

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion and New Cards Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:14:27 -0400 Edgar Wulf

Blizzard recently announced its newest Hearthstone expansion -- The Witchwood. It will introduce 135 collectible cards with several new mechanics, a new hero skin for the Druid class, and an entirely new game mode called Monster Hunt which will, judging by initial information, be similar to the recent Dungeon Run mode and feature four classes unique to this mode. All of that and more will come in due time, but for now, enjoy these six newly revealed cards to give yourself an idea of what the upcoming expansion is all about.

Pumpkin Peasant card in Hearthstone Witchwood

Starting with, arguably, the least interesting card, Pumpkin Peasant is an average-looking card with underwhelming stats, and Lifesteal doesn't really compensate for that. However, the utility of being able to use the card either offensively or defensively, especially with hand-buffs, could prove useful in certain situations.

Phatom Militia card in Hearthstone The Witchwood expansion

Next one up is the Phantom Militia, which sounds like a good name for a rock band. This card introduces a new mechanic: Echo. Once you play the card, it will create a copy of itself in your hand and, provided you have enough mana, allow you to play it again on the same turn. Under normal circumstances, up to 3 copies can be played on the same turn for 9 mana. Many have already pointed out this card's synergy with Warlock's class card Summoning Portal, which would allow up to 6 Phantom Militia to be played on turn 10. Think of it as a Spreading Plague for Warlock in that case.

Militia Commander card in Hearthstone The Witchwood

Militia Commander is the only class card revealed so far for Warrior, and it also features a somewhat new mechanic. The Rush mechanic is your typical Charge, except it can't attack heroes on the turn it's played. This has already been seen in the past with cards like Icehowl and Charged Devilsaur. The battlecry, however, effectively makes this into a 5/5 charger, and if you attack with it on turn 4, you will often be left with a 2/2 minion, which is a pretty damn good deal. It's essentially a better Bomb Squad.

Genn Greymane card from Hearthstone Witchwood

One of the three legendaries to be revealed, Genn Greymane introduces a new Start of Game mechanic and discounts your hero power by 1 if your deck meets the requirement of only including cards with an even mana cost. Consider it a neutral Raza The Chained with much more severe deck-building restrictions. Despite that, Prince Keleseth has been a great example of how ignoring cards of a particular mana cost can still lead to a more than capable deck, and I'm sure Genn Greymane will be experimented with a lot.

Baku the Mooneater card from Hearthstone The Witchwood

Similarly to the previous card, Baku the Mooneater restricts your options when building the deck by only allowing the inclusion of cards with an odd mana cost. If this condition is met, then at the beginning of the game your hero power will be upgraded. Kind of like what Justicar Trueheart did in The Grand Tournament expansion way back when. The resulting effect itself is nothing new, but it will be nice to see it come back and spawn new, original decks.

Azalina Soulthief from new Hearthstone expansion The Witchwood

Last, definitely not least, Azalina Soulthief is a highly understated 7 mana legendary neutral minion with an equally powerful effect. It has been compared to a Paladin class card Divine Favor, which draws cards until you have as many as your opponent and has been included in aggro decks for the longest time. This, in essence, has a similar effect, with the exception that you are taking your opponent's cards and, hence, if you are playing against a combo deck, the cards might not be as useful to you. Regardless, this is an exciting card and one you will see a lot during the first weeks of the expansion.

The precise release date for The Witchwood is not yet known, but it is slated for a mid-April launch, and we still have 129 new cards coming up. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Hearthstone and The Witchwood info as it develops.

Fortnite: Where to Search Between Vehicle Towers Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:00:10 -0400 Ty Arthur

Didn't manage to get your hands on a Fortnite Mobile friend code yet? Yeah, me neither, but that's alright because plenty of people are still logging into the 100 player death matches on PC, Xbox, and PS4.

As Season 3 grinds on, there are now seven new weekly challenges available for the Battle Pass crowd, including the usual mix of dealing damage in certain ways, getting kills in specific locations, and of course, finding hidden spots that test your knowledge of the map.

These new weekly challenges are now ongoing for Season 3, Week 4 of Fortnite Battle Royale:

  • Deal 500 damage with a sniper rifle to opponents (5 Battle Stars)
  • Search 7 chests in Flush Factory (5 Battle Stars)
  • Search 3 supply drops (5 Battle Stars)
  • Visit 5 different ice cream trucks (5 Battle Stars)
  • Hard challenge: search between a vehicle tower, rock sculpture, and a circle of hedges (10 Battle Stars)
  • Hard challenge: complete 1 trap elimination (10 Battle Stars)
  • Hard challenge: eliminate 3 opponents in Tomato Town (10 Battle Stars)

As usual, you only need to do four of the challenges each week instead of all seven. Below we explain exactly where to go to nab that first hard challenge (it's actually pretty easy) of finding a secret Battle Star treasure nestled between three unnamed landmarks.

collecting a battle star while halfway submerged in Fortnite Grabbing the hidden Battle Star treasure in Fortnite Week 4 (thanks to DooM Clan for the screenshot)

Vehicle Tower, Rock Sculpture, Circle Of Hedges Treasure Location

This week's hidden Battle Star treasure is actually found in a pond, and it won't be visible from a distance (although the landmarks will be). It doesn't wink into existence until you walk very close to its spawn location, so jump around in the water if you don't see it appear at first.

To get to this location, jump off the Battle Bus at the southwest corner of the map if possible so you don't have to spend the whole match running to the other side. This one is at the far southwest corner of the Battle Royale map, so if you don't land fairly close right at the beginning of the match, it's a good bet the storm will have covered the location before you can get there.

That's bad because it means you may have to play multiple matches to finish this challenge without getting killed by the storm, but it's also good because there will probably be fewer well-equipped snipers there waiting to kill you (maybe).

The exact coordinates are at the edge of grid H9, at the southwestern end of Moisty Mire. You will be able to see the edge of the map from the pond where the Battle Star spawns, and the rock sculpture will be to your north on a hill.

There's also more than one watery area here, so you may have to walk around a bit. You are looking for the pond near a shack with a tree on the water's edge. The specific Battle Star location is also marked on the map below. As with the other challenges, remember you have to finish the match or it won't register as completed.

Fortnite map displaying the location of the battle star for week 4 Fortnite Vehicle Tower - Rock Sculpture - Circle Of Hedges Search Location

There you have it -- one "hard" challenge done in just a few seconds of searching around Moisty Mire's ponds. Sure hope you didn't get sniped by the guy lying in wait at the rock sculpture trying to get an easy kill!

Need help completing any other Fortnite Season 3 content? Check out our other latest Fortnite guides below, and stay tuned for more Week 4 guides coming soon!

How to Get Into the FortCraft Beta Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:18:39 -0400 Stephanie Tang

It's undeniable that while PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may have been the game to really ignite the Battle Royale game fever, Epic Games's Fortnite has pretty much managed to edge PUBG out of the top spot.

So while there are plenty that still argue that Fortnite is a clone of PUBG in and of itself, it's really not surprising that a Fortnite clone, FortCraft, has also hit the mobile market -- and has even managed to come out on beta even earlier (it opened March 12).

Currently, to get into the Fortnite Mobile beta you need to have an invite from either Epic Games or a friend, but FortCraft allows pretty much anyone to sign up and play.

Using a flamethrower in FortCraft

It also shouldn't surprise anyone that FortCraft was developed by none other than NetEase Games -- the massive Chinese publisher behind four different mobile PUBG copycats (including its most popular, Rules of Survival and Knives Out). 

If you didn't make it into Fortnite Mobile's beta and you're really gunning to bring the fun of building stuff, smashing 100% breakable environments, and participating in massive PVP shootouts to your phone, here's what you need to know about getting started in FortCraft instead!

Sign Up for the Beta

First thing's first! Not only do you need to install the game through the appropriate app store, you will also need to sign up for the beta through the FortCraft TestFlight website here.

(Update: Please be aware that currently the iOS beta is full. You can still sign up on Android.)

(Update 2: Unfortunately for Android users, they've disabled the game on a bunch of devices in order to streamline the beta test.)

If you're on iOS and didn't get signed up for FortCraft in time, it can't hurt to try and sign up for the Fortnite Mobile beta here, which is still open for sign-ups, although they're currently done with this round of keys too.

Check Your Device Compatibility

While anyone can sign up, not every device can handle the game. Here's what FortCraft will currently play on:


  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later 
  • Requires iPhone 6 or later / iPad mini 4 or later / iPad Air 2 or later / iPod 6 or later 


  • Requires Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 or later / Snapdragon 810 or later / Samsung Exynos 7420 or later / Huawei Kirin 930 or later / Huawei Kirin 650 or later / MediaTek Helio X25 or later 


  • At least 600 MB available space

This is particularly important because there's no point in downloading a game that you can't actually play -- and while the Play Store is normally pretty good at hiding the apps that aren't compatible with your device, this isn't the case with the FortCraft beta.

Error: Phone Not Supported


A phone not supported error message in FortCraft

If your device doesn't meet the specs above, chances are you can probably still download the game -- you just won't be able to play it. There are no current fixes for this error yet.

Get In Game at the Right Time

Since FortCraft is still in beta, it unfortunately won't be playable at all times of day and night; in the interests of improving player match-ups, the daily login time is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST

Furthermore, the number of new players on any one day is limited to 20,000, and after this is reached, game access is closed and you will be required to try again the next day.

If you want in, you need to get set up (including character creation, which honestly just requires you to choose a gender and a name) early in the day to ensure that you actually get to play!

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information on FortCraft as it develops.

Hearthstone: Why Now Is a Great Time to Start Playing Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:13:32 -0400 Edgar Wulf

With approximately a month left until the release of a new expansion and an exciting transition into the Year of the Raven, now would be an excellent time to join the Hearthstone community.

What the flock is the Year of the Raven? Well, each year has a particular theme. Currently, for instance, we're in the Year of the Mammoth, and within each year are three unique expansions released across, roughly, four-month intervals. At the end of each thematic year, several of the older expansions rotate out, meaning that the available card pool for standard play is at its lowest point, and decks would consist of three to four sets of cards at most. New players can greatly benefit from this transition since they don't have to purchase older expansions or worry about not having enough cards. This is as fresh of a start as it can get.

So you've downloaded the game; Hearthstone is free to play, might as well. Where do you begin? You have no idea what the differences are between the nine unique heroes, you barely have any cards to play with, and, to top it off, you have zero gold. You should probably start by completing the tutorials, which will net you some gold and additional cards, as well as teach you the basics of the game.

Your main income, at least initially, will come from daily quests. Each day you will receive a quest and, upon completion, it will reward you with a set amount of gold. There are several: 40, 50, 60, 80, and 100 gold quests, each with varying requirements. However, after the transition, 40 gold quests will reward 50 gold instead, and many of the requirements will be lowered. This is welcome news and demonstrates Blizzard's willingness to accommodate a fresh player base. For now, a 40 gold quest might require you to "Win an X amount of games with class Y." On the other hand, a 100 gold quest would often require you to win a larger amount of games but would not restrict your class choice. And by the way, the 80 gold quest is by far the best, as it only requires you to play (not necessarily win) against a friend. And you both earn the reward, regardless of who has the quest.

Lastly, you can re-roll any quest you have once per day, and you can have up to a maximum of three at any given time. So make sure you always have a slot free for a new quest by completing the older ones. But I've bored you enough with the details. You simply want to know how to earn more of that cash-money, right? I got you covered.

Typical daily quests in Hearthstone

Ever since I started playing over three years ago, I've diligently followed the same, simple method of completing my dailies. This won't be anything new to the game's veterans, but if you're a rookie in the world of Hearthstone, then you might want to consider the following. Say you're on a clean slate, and your first quest is a 40 gold one. You re-roll it, and you get another 40 gold quest. If that is the case, leave it. If it requires you to win with a certain class, simply play with another. You're looking for 60+ gold quests; you want to maximize profit. And if 20-40 additional gold doesn't sound like much, then trust me, it adds up. If all three of your quests end up being 40 gold (and this can definitely happen), then just complete one to free up a slot for a new one.  If you get a quest requiring you to play a deck you're not comfortable with, then play in casual mode. That way, any potential losses won't affect your rank in the current month.

Is that it?! Sounds like a lot of work for an insignificant reward. No, there is also the infamous Arena mode, and I strongly suggest that you take the time to learn it. With enough practice and persistence, you could pay for card packs and any new expansions by only using in-game currency.

Hero selection screen in Hearthstone

In Arena, upon paying a 150 gold entry fee (your first entry is free), you are presented with a choice of three out of the nine heroes, randomly. Once you pick your champion, you will enter the draft stage, during which you will be offered 30 consecutive sets of 3 random cards, but you can only pick 1 out of each set until you've built a deck of 30 cards. Afterwards, you will play against other players who've built their deck in a similar fashion, up to a maximum of either 12 wins or 3 losses. Once you inevitably reach one of those numbers, you will be presented with rewards based on the final amount of wins.

Rewards are randomized and can consist of a combination of gold, dust (from which you can craft new cards), card packs (a value of 100 gold), and cards, either regular or golden. By the way, always disenchant golden cards for dust; they don't offer any gameplay benefits and only differentiate themselves with animated card art. Here's the kicker: If you can consistently average seven wins, then you may continue to play Arena indefinitely. That amount will always reward you with at least 150 gold, which already covers the entry fee, and additional rewards, one of which is always a pack from the most recent expansion, leading to a grand total value of 250+ gold.

Don't get too excited, though. That level of consistency requires a substantial time investment and practice. Begin by watching some of the more proficient Hearthstone Arena players who regularly reach high win counts, like Grinning Goat, Kripparian, or Shadybunny. Follow their draft choices and the decisions they make during each match, and then, eventually, you will become a much better player. You can also download the Hearth Arena Companion App, which will support your draft by suggesting cards of high power level, or a significant amount of synergies. I found this app extremely valuable when I started out. In addition, you can refer to the Lightforge tier list brought to you by the jolly guys at Grinning Goat. Many players have gone infinite (7+ wins) thanks to their hard work and input. It took time, but I got there; so can you!

How to Start a Career in The Sims Mobile Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:21:16 -0400 TMSingle

The Sims Mobile has career opportunities so that Sims may experience a life of employment. Like in its predecessors, Sims have the opportunity to level up in each of their careers.

In this mobile adventure, it is easy to level up in careers because there are no necessary skills like Creativity, Logic, Fitness, etc., to worry about. With a little energy and real-time commitment, reaching the top of the job food chain will be a snap.

Choose a Career

With The Sims Mobile, there are specific careers to choose from in this setting. In choosing a career, the Sim begins a work story, as each career has a small story to go along with it. There are seven career stories to complete. However, not all are available at once. 

an alterations associate in the sims mobile

The only available career in the beginning is the Barista. Head to the map to find a location where a job may be available. Parkside is the only option in the beginning, and the café is the work location available there. There is a lock on the café, but unlike later locations, it is free to unlock the café. This is where the career experience will begin.

After playing for some time, the ability to unlock other careers will become an option.  

Working the Job

To begin work, you click on the workstation and start an event.

Working a culinary career in the Sims mobile

As the Sim has no experience in the job, the only option is to Work a Shift. When more experience is gained and levels are reached, there will be several different shift options. Once the event begins, all the Sim will be able to do are work-related tasks.

There are arrows pointing to specific items or people. This is where you can find your job tasks. Each task requires a certain amount of energy and will take a specific amount of time to finish. When the task is complete, a green check mark will appear, and the sim is free to move on to the next task.

Each normal task allows your Sim to build up confidence. When the Sim becomes confident while working, risky tasks open up, and those arrows pop up with a cool smiley face inside. These tasks have a chance of success and a chance of failure. If the task is successful, the Sim will receive greater experience and grow more confident, and a large amount of time will be subtracted from the shift. If the task is a failure, the Sim will only receive partial experience and will lose their confidence.

If you choose to walk away and let the Sim work on his or her own, then if a shift is 30 minutes or longer, that is how much real-time it’ll take for the event to end.

The time required for the Sim to finish a task in The Sims Mobile

You can still complete the event with one star, even if you let the Sim finish on his or her own.

After leveling up a few times, you can then choose the option to Work a Standard Shift. It is longer, but you gain more career points when completing it. After the Standard Shift, there is the option to Work a Long Shift. Again, the amount of career points increases and brings you closer to finishing the career story.

Leveling Up

To level up, the Sim must complete work events. At the end of each event, experience is rewarded. The first shift you take and complete as a Barista will result in moving up a level.

As you continue to work, you will unlock items to help you gain experience points faster. The first item to unlock in the Barista career is the Mismatched Mug Rack. It is the first Barista Career Item, and with it in the café, you’ll receive bonus experience points.

Another option to level up faster would be to carefully choose your traits. 

For the Barista or Culinary career, choose the Foodie trait. The Foodie trait will allow you to gain bonus experience points in the Barista and Culinary career every so often. 

For a boost in any career, choose the Ambitious trait. The trait will allow bonus points as well. 

Once you reach the cap level of the career and complete the story, your Sim can go and begin another career story. Leveling up not only brings the opportunity to complete the chosen career story, but it also fattens a Sim’s pocket with simoleons.

Have you gotten a promotion in The Sims Mobile? Tell us all about it in the comments, and continue to check out GameSkinny for more helpful guides! 

Will Yo-Kai Watch 3 Release in the West? Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:34:19 -0400 Erroll Maas

 In July 2013, Yo-Kai Watch took Japan by storm. This Nintendo 3DS-exclusive RPG centering around Japanese mythological creatures was even seen as a competent competitor to Pokemon, which at the time was experiencing a slight decrease in popularity. The popularity of Yo-Kai Watch  in Japan led to several sequel games, spin-off games, an anime series, several movies, and plenty of toys. Eventually, Yo-Kai Watch even saw a release in North America -- as well as Europe and Australia -- although this wasn't until 2015. Despite the fact that Yo-Kai Watch didn't have nearly as much popularity in the West as it did in Japan, it still had just enough to stay relevant, receiving an English dub of the anime series and first movie, as well as English localizations of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters. While Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters was the most recent game in the series to receive a Western release (on September 29, 2017), the most recent iteration in Japan, Yo-Kai Watch 3: SushiYo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura, and the updated version, Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki, have not yet been confirmed for a Western release. With its popularity dwindling in Japan and many current and former Nintendo 3DS owners moving over to the Nintendo Switch, will Yo-Kai Watch 3 still see a release outside of Japan? Let's see if we can find out with the available information. 

Nintendo 3DS Still Has Support for Now

While the Nintendo Switch has gained plenty of traction in its first year on the market, the Nintendo 3DS is still going strong with both continuing sales and an already large user base. In the March 2018 Nintendo Direct, several Nintendo 3DS titles were announced, most of which will release in 2018, but some -- such as Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jrs. Journey -- won't actually launch until 2019. Yo-Kai Watch 3 might not be announced for the West yet, but the game could still release this year due to the previous pattern of Yo-Kai Watch releases. The international release of the first Yo-Kai Watch was announced at E3 2015 and arrived in North America on November 6, 2015, and in Europe on April 29, 2016. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls were announced for Western release during E3 2016, and they arrived in North America on September 30, 2016, and in Europe on April 20, 2017. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, an updated third version of Yo-Kai Watch 2, was announced on July 31, 2017, and released in North America and Europe on September 29, 2017.  From this pattern, it's easy to come to the conclusion that if Yo-Kai Watch 3 is heading westward, then it will be announced this coming summer and will release sometime in fall. However, there are some factors which could cause a longer wait.

Sometimes Localization Can Take Awhile

There were two years between the Japanese and North American releases of the first Yo-Kai Watch game (three years between release in Japan and Europe). While this isn't a long wait compared to some other Japanese games, Yo-Kai Watch had to be changed a bit for Western audiences due to its heavy influence from modern Japanese culture. In the game, it's not as bad as the infamous 4Kids English anime dubs from the early 2000s, but there are some similarities.

Because of all the editing that comes with the localization process and how many other games the main localization team may be working on at the time, there's a possibility it may take a little longer for Yo-Kai Watch 3 to release, although it could still be within 2018. While Sushi and Tempura would most likely see a 2018 release,  Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki probably wouldn't be released until 2019 due to Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters releasing in the West a year after Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls.

Ultimately, It's Up To Nintendo and Level-5 to Decide

Even though Yo-Kai Watch has never had as much popularity in the West as it once did in Japan, all three versions of Yo-Kai Watch 2 managed to be localized in the last two years. If Nintendo wants to keep showing that they will still support the Nintendo 3DS through 2019 despite more fans moving on to the Nintendo Switch, then announcing and releasing Yo-Kai Watch 3 would provide a way to continue that trend. Western fans will be glad that they will be able to play the Nintendo 3DS series in its entirety, and they will hopefully look forward to the possible Nintendo Switch release of Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside as well as other upcoming Level-5 titles.

Watch Out for Yo-Kai

As previously stated, due to previous patterns, it's possible that Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi and Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura will be announced this summer for a fall release. It could be during E3 2018, it could be some time later, or it could not receive a Western release at all -- although that's not likely. At the moment, Western fans of the franchise will just have to hope for the best and expect their mischievous yokai friends to make another appearance soon.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Introduces New PvP Battlez Mode Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:50:11 -0400 Zach Hunt

PopCap Games and EA Mobile know you love taking out encroaching zombies in their wildly popular tower-defense game, but they figured it was time you tested your mettle against other Plants vs. Zombies 2 players.

Available now, the brand-new Battlez Mode represents Plants vs. Zombies' first foray into PvP, pitting players against one another in head-to-head, asynchronous battles to accrue the highest score and move up the leaderboards. The actual scoring works a little differently from the main game in Battlez, as you'll gain more points for zombie kills the farther away they are from your home.

Colored banners at the bottom of the screen delineate these scoring zones, and your score for each kill will appear in that zone's color. If you don't manage to take out a zombie before it reaches its destination, you won't lose, but you also won't gain any points as the lawnmower clears that row. All the while, you'll be keeping an eye on the top of the screen, where a meter indicates your opponent's progress.

With Battlez maps set to change each week, daily activities, and weekly in-game tournaments, there's never been a better time to partake in garden warfare. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available to download for free from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Plants vs. Zombies 2 info, tips, and more.

Level-5 Reveals New Gameplay Trailer for Inazuma Eleven Ares Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:19:38 -0400 Erroll Maas

During the latest Inazuma Walker broadcast, Level-5 revealed a new gameplay trailer for Inazuma Eleven Ares, the next game in their strategic soccer RPG series, Inazuma Eleven.

Additionally, the new anime series of the same name and based on the game was announced to premiere globally on April 6, 2018.

Inazuma Eleven Ares will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android in Summer 2018 in Japan. It is currently unknown if the game will release outside of Japan.

If the game does release outside of Japan, it will be the first in the series to release in Europe since the two-version game, Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash, which released on March 27, 2015. It would also be the first in the series to release in North America since the enhanced Nintendo 3DS version of Inazuma Eleven, which released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on February 13, 2014, and at this time is the only game in the series to see a North American release.

If Inazuma Eleven Ares doesn't see a release outside of Japan, interested fans will still be able to play the game due to both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch being region-free, although it would likely only have Japanese language support.

Keep an eye on GameSkinny for more Inazuma Eleven Ares news updates.


How to Get Married in The Sims Mobile Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:15:22 -0400 Tobbpitt

The Sims Mobile just wouldn't fit in with the rest of the series without the ability to befriend and marry other sims. This time around it's pretty easy, aside from the in-game Energy or real-life time investments.

Getting hitched is a step-by-step process here, so we're going to go into the process of how to get married in The Sims Mobile step by step. It's not hard, but it does take some time.

Step 1. Get yourself to level 10

This is a prerequisite to purchasing some items before you get married. It's best to know this before you get this whole process started. No surprises here!

Step 2. Get your relationship with a sim up to level 10

This can take some time (and interaction spamming, much like a regular game of The Sims).

You can't just get someone to agree to marrying your sim by spamming it with friendly interactions, though. Make sure to build up the relationship with your sim's future spouse using romantic interactions.

At a level 10 relationship, your sim and its romantic interest will hit Soulmates. From there you two are ready to get hitched.

Step 3. Make at least three level 2 friends

It's best to work on this while you're wooing your sim of choice so that you don't have to wait when you're finally ready. You need three sims sitting at level 2 or more friendship to get married.

Step 4. Propose to your sim's soulmate

Easy enough! Just interact with the sim and propose. You'll receive the wedding quest after you propose.

Step 5. Purchase the wedding decorations

A Sims veteran will be familiar with the process of buying a wedding arch to get hitched, and it's basically the same here in The Sims Mobile. Well, almost.

Remember the first step, which was just "get to level 10?" This is where it comes in. You can't buy the required items unless you are level 10.

If you followed the steps, you will be able to buy your wedding items: a Wedding Arch, a Floral Pillar, and a Windowed Rose Lattice. The store will indicate these are the items required to get married, so don't stress if you can't remember them.

Step 6. Fulfill the other wedding quest requirements

Making those three friends is one part of the quest, but there are two other things you must to do fulfill its requirements:

  1. Choose to interact with your sim's partner and reassure their cold feet over the wedding
  2. Interact with a table and choose the option to work on your wedding vows

Step 7. Get married!

The time has finally come! Once all of the above steps are complete, you can select the Wedding Arch and choose to get married with your sim's soulmate. 

It takes a while to get married, but who can stand in the way of true love? Not I, says the Sims fan.


Have you tied the knot in The Sims Mobile? Let us know all about it in the comments, and be sure to stick with GameSkinny for more helpful guides and tips.

Hearthstone: Upcoming Changes in Patch 10.4 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:50:28 -0500 Edgar Wulf

In their most recent "Designer Insights," Blizzard announced some big changes coming to Hearthstone's Arena mode via upcoming patch 10.4 that would, in particular, affect drafting. Kris Zierhut, Lead Systems Designer for Hearthstone, began by briefly describing a typical draft pick in Arena. In his example, for a common rarity pick you would get a Fireball, an Ice Barrier, and a Wisp. Sound familiar? For those with Arena experience, and this is something Kris also emphasized, the pick is quite obvious -- Fireball -- with the remaining choices being quite underwhelming.

He then proceeded to describe a different situation, where the same Fireball would be up against a Leyline Manipulator of rare quality and a Primordial Drake of epic quality. Now, the decision is no longer as obvious and is strongly based on any potential synergies your deck might already have, though I would still argue that the Leyline Manipulator is no competition for the other two cards. Also, notice how each card is of a different rarity. Since the very beginnings of Arena, any specific draft pick would always contain three cards of the same rarity, either common, rare, epic, or legendary.

That is soon to change. Each pick will contain cards of a similar power level but varying rarities, with the exception of legendaries -- there will always be three, similarly powered legendary cards. As before, picks 1,10, 20, and 30 will offer cards of a rare or higher quality. Bonus rates for cards from new expansions will be temporarily disabled, and rates for many existing cards will be rebalanced. In addition, each class will receive one arena-exclusive card.

Though I was skeptical back when wild cards were removed from Arena, it ended up being a good kind of change. I also believe that these new changes will, even if not right away, make the drafting experience better and incentivize a more thorough decision.

As of yet, the release date of patch 10.4 is not known, though I am willing to bet it will launch alongside the new expansion and the transition into The Year of the Raven, which is likely sometime in April of 2018.


Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information on Hearthstone and the upcoming expansion as it develops.


Space Snake Tips Guide - How to Slither Your Way to the Top Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:00:26 -0500 Felicia Miranda

Space Snake is a mobile game from Ketchapp that challenges you to continuously move through levels chasing orbs called pieces and avoiding obstacles called blocks. While the premise sounds simple, surviving the turbulent waves of neon obstacles and the ever-changing landscape is much tougher than it looks. After putting in a few hours of frustrating yet incredibly addictive game time, we’ve put together these tips to help you reach that high score in Space Snake you’ve always wanted.

Tip 1: Use your head

Placing your finger on any part of the snake will move it in the direction you choose, but moving the snake from its head gives you more time to react. Having more time to respond will help keep your movements smoother and more accurate since you’ll be less likely to wildly dodge each obstacle as it comes up.

Tip 2: Stay ahead of the game

Upcoming pieces can help you predict where blocks and openings will appear. Whenever there’s a piece occupying a space, you can know with certainty that this a safe opening. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t proceed with caution since it’s not uncommon for a block to appear right behind it, so always stay on your toes!

Tip 3: Move with purpose

Keep your movements short and quick. It helps to return to the center of the screen when you can and to remain as controlled with your movements as possible. This is one of those tips that’s easier said than done, especially when obstacles are popping up quicker than you can avoid them, but keeping your cool is a tactic that will definitely help you get that high score.

Tip 4: Uncover patterns and techniques

If you look closely, you’ll notice that the levels in Space Snake tend to use many of the same patterns and techniques to trick you. For example, a common tactic you’ll find uses three blocks with spaces in between them. One of the blocks will move from side to side to try and catch your snake as you pass through. If you memorize how these blocks move and the right ways to respond to them, you’ll be able to avoid making the same mistakes and last longer.

Tip 5: Find your winning Snake

If you take a look at the bottom of the menu of Space Snake, you’ll see a gift box and a play button next to a gem. Pressing here lets you watch ads in exchange for gems that you can use to unlock different snakes. Granted, anything that involves watching ads can be a little annoying, but at the very least, you won’t have to spend your hard-earned money. You might find that changing the shape and color of the snake can positively impact your gameplay. I know it did for me!

Hopefully, these Snake Pass tips help you get to the top of the scoreboard. If you have any suggestions to add to this guide, let us know in the comments, and we’ll be sure to add them in. For more on addictive mobile games, check these articles out.