Mobile Platform RSS Feed | Mobile RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Disgaea RPG Rises from the Netherworld Soon Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:05:22 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Disgaea RPG releases for mobile on April 12, Boltrend Games announced. Disgaea RPG servers will open at 2 p.m. EST on April 12 with pre-downloads starting earlier that morning.

Boldtrend is also holding a Disgaea RPG release date celebration event.

  • Login reward — Etna Rookie Support
  • Login reward — Usalia's open server celebration
  • Summon — Rookie summoner event
  • Summon — Disgaea character summon celebration
  • Story event — Magical Holy Night
  • Limited-Time Event — Dark Assembly Effect Up
  • Limited character — Dark Santa Laharl

Disgaea RPG transforms the series' grid-based tactical combat into something closer to a traditional RPG. Teams of three face off on the battlefield not unlike PSX-era Final Fantasy games or Pokemon Masters

Players gather the ultimate Netherworld army with characters spanning the entire franchise, and yes, that means gacha mechanics.

Beyond that, Disgaea RPG is very much a Disgaea game. There's the unbelievably high damage counters, Item Worlds, combos, and more, all wrapped around an original Disgaea story with an all-new soundtrack. The Dark Assembly is back, alongside something called the Overlord's Tower with stacks of rewards ripe for the taking.

And this is only the first new Disgaea in 2021. Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny releases June 29 for Nintendo Switch.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Mobile Update Brings Zangetsu Mode Tue, 06 Apr 2021 14:03:49 -0400 David Carcasole

The mobile version of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has just received a free update in the form of Zangetsu mode, putting it almost on par with the PC and console versions of the game.

The new addition works just the way it does on other platforms, in that you must complete the game first with the good ending to unlock Zangetsu in all his sword-wielding-chain-hooking glory. Once you've begun your journey, Zangetsu comes equipped with his own special abilities and skills right from the start, giving players a fresh experience through the campaign. 

This now further rounds out the additions previously made to the mobile version of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night after the last DLC release for all versions just two short months ago. 

The mobile version of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night only released in December 2020, and the continued support for it through added DLC and modes available on the PC and console versions should indicate the mobile version will soon be up to par with its PC and console siblings.

The next piece of the puzzle will hopefully be the addition of Classic Mode, which turns the clocks back on the 2.5-D perspective to a traditional 2D perspective. Until then, Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night and the rest of the DLC and modes are available on iOS and Android for $9.99

Call of Duty Mobile: How to Earn Gun Master Medal Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:12:23 -0400 Sergey_3847

The scout class has a new uncommon skill called Ripped Camo, which can be earned after completing the Gun Master challenge in Call of Duty Mobile. This challenge can be quite hard to complete depending on your skill level, as players must kill eight enemies in a single match.

This guide will provide you with tips on how to earn the Gun Master Medal in Call of Duty Mobile. Note that this challenge can only be done in Battle Royal mode; it cannot be achieved in the Warzone mode.

How to Earn Gun Master Medal in COD Mobile

Follow these steps to start the Gun Master Challenge:

  1. Go to the main menu
  2. Select the "Events" tab
  3. Choose the "Seasonal" option
  4. Go to the "BR Buff" tab
  5. Press "GO" to start the challenge

Before starting the challenge, you need to prepare yourself with the right kind of weapon and strategy.

Since Alcatraz, one of the two possible Battle Royal maps, has been removed, you need to utilize the best locations available on the Isolated map to get the required eight kills.

The locations must be compact and have no easy routes out. You can easily hunt down players for your medal. There are several best places to get this challenge done.


The Sanitarium building is perfect for getting quick kills. The area is completely enclosed, and it's easy to get sneaky shots out of nowhere.

This location isn't too popular, so you can always find good loot here.

Nuclear Plant

This area is perfect for sniping, as there are lots of tall structures where you can set up your sniper rifle.

Also, this place is extremely popular and there are plenty of players constantly trying to loot the best weapons. It's a good opportunity to take them all out quickly for the Gun Master challenge.

Launch Base

The rocket base is very similar to the plant, but the area is much flatter there. This is a great location for players that like to play with assault rifles or SMGs.

Best Weapons

Regardless of the choice of your weapon, you absolutely must have a long barrel and laser sight for quick and precise kills in the distance.

When it comes to power level and an ability to one-shot players, here are the best weapon choices:

  • AK117
  • M4A1
  • AK-47
  • Type 25

As soon as you get your eight kills in a single match, you will be rewarded with the following items:

  • Scout-Ripped Camo
  • 2000 XP
  • Gun Master Medal

That's all you need to know on how to earn the Gun Master Medal in Call of Duty Mobile. For more Call of Duty Mobile guide articles, head over to our dedicated guides page for more.

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Out Now on Mobile Devices Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:13:20 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is now on iOS and Android devices, Square Enix announced. That means FF8 Remastered (editor's note: the best FF) is on all modern platforms, and Square Enix is celebrating with a mobile discount for a limited time.

Until April 4, FF8 Remastered on mobile will be $16.99. Normally, it's $20.99.

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered introduced a significant visual upgrade to the PS1-era game, improving character models and enhancing backgrounds.

It also added the speed boost mode characteristic of modern Final Fantasy ports, an option to toggle random encounters, and a battle assist mode with constant limit breaks, among other benefits.

It's yet another Final Fantasy that broke new ground for the series.

Where FF7 told an anti-capitalist story about a miserable city and one very unstable silver-haired swordsman, FF8 is a story of love, futuristic warfare, witches, time travel, and more. It's a wild ride and one we heartily recommend.

Genshin Impact Invitation of Windblume: Festive Challenges Guide Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:02:53 -0400 Sergey_3847

Genshin Impact players can now unlock an exclusive bow, called the Windblume Ode, which is part of the Invitation of Windblume event. This new weapon (and many other items) can be purchased using Festive Tour Tickets. These tickets can be earned by completing the three Festive Challenges during the Windblume Festival.

This guide will provide you with tips on how to successfully complete all three Festive Challenges in Genshin Impact. You can enter the challenges only after reaching Adventure Rank 20 and completing Prologue: Act III of the main story.

Note that Festive Tour Tickets can only be earned if you complete Festive Challenges in solo mode.

Windblume Festive Challenge: Bullseye Balloons

Complete the First Event Quest

Once you've entered the Windblume Festival in Mondstadt, you must complete the first event quest by following these steps:

  1. Speak to Sara
  2. Speak to Marjorie
  3. Speak to Katheryne
  4. Speak to Flora in the flower shop
  5. Travel to the Mondstadt Plaza
  6. Speak to Venti
  7. Listen to bypassers' problems
  8. Complete the Ode to Flower and Cloud quest

After you've solved the citizens' troubles, speak to Venti one last time.

Start the Challenge

Now you can talk to Lizzie, who will recommend you take part in the Bullseye Balloons bow shooting contest. Agree to start this challenge.

Markers appear on your map where you can take on the challenge. The balloons can be shot using either normal or charged/aimed attacks.

There are two types of balloons that you need to shoot:

  • Bloom Balloons are green and give you a modest number of points.
  • Bouquet Balloons are orange and give you a larger number of points.

There are also two types of balloons that you should probably avoid:

  • Celebration Balloons with hearts on them explode when hit, destroying balloons surrounding them.
  • Heartbreak Balloons with dark hearts on them remove points.
Challenge Rewards

There are three levels of difficulty in these challenges. Each gives different rewards when the maximum number of points have been collected:

  • Balloon Hunter (1,000-1,600 points)
    • 30x Primogem
    • 100x Festive Tour Ticket
  • Balloon Bane (1,800-2,800 points)
    • 2x Hero's Wit
    • 100x Festive Tour Ticket
  • Balloon Scourge (2,600-4,000 points)
    • 20,000 Mora

Windblume Festive Challenge: Floral Freefall

Start the Challenge

When you're done with the first challenge, go back and speak to Lizzie once again. This time she will offer you a second challenge: Floral Freefall.

Here you use a pair of wings to catch flowers floating in the sky. Each flower adds to your overall points. When the time is up (or you touch the ground), the challenge ends.

There are three types of flowers you need to collect:

  • Fluorescent Flowerball are shiny blue balls that grant 35 points.
  • Honey-Petal Crown are orange flowers that grant 200 points.
  • Finish Line Garland are a ring of flowers that grants 400 points.

The best way to get more points is to chase the flowers that are grouped together instead of chasing a single flower.

Challenge Rewards

The three levels of difficulty grant the same rewards as before:

  • Journeyman Drifter (1,000 points)
    • 30x Primogem
    • 100x Festive Tour Ticket
  • Master Glider (2,000 points)
    • 2x Hero's Wit
    • 100x Festive Tour Ticket
  • Favored of the Four Winds (3,000 points)
    • 20,000 Mora

Windblume Festive Challenge: Ballads of Breeze

Start the Challenge

Finally, talk to Lizzie once again for the final challenge: the Ballads of Breeze. This is basically a rhythm mini-game that requires you to tap certain keys when their corresponding prompts appear on the screen.

Each correct tap grants points, and each incorrect tap breaks the flow of your combo. The combo multipliers are:

  • 1-5 consecutive notes = 0.0x
  • 6-10 consecutive notes = 1.3x
  • 11-15 consecutive notes = 1.6x
  • 16+ = 2.0x

Sometimes you will have to press several keys at a time, including your mouse buttons. 

Challenge Rewards

You can earn a lot of points in this challenge, but you only need to get the required minimum to earn the rewards:

  • Musical Hobbyist (800-1,000 points)
    • 30x Primogem
    • 100x Festive Tour Ticket
  • Rising Star (1,200-1,400 points)
    • 2x Hero's Wit
    • 100x Festive Tour Ticket
  • Windblume Laureate (1,800-2,400 points)
    • 20,000 Mora

That's everything you need to know about Festive Challenges that take place during the Invitation of Windblume event in Genshin Impact version 1.4. Checking out other Genshin Impact guides on our dedicated hub page!

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run Jumps Onto Mobile Today Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:30:05 -0400 Jonathan Moore

From his first outing on the PlayStation to his latest adventure on modern systems, Crash Bandicoot has run, jumped, and smashed his way through a number of worlds, dimensions, and, of course, harry situations. Now the marsupial mascot is heading to mobile iOS and Android devices in a new adventure, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. The game is out now in the Google Play and Apple stores. 

An endless runner in the vein of Bendy in Nightmare Run and Sonic Dash, On the Run is, unsurprisingly, full of "a variety of running challenges" that test fans' skills in a slightly different way than they have in Crash's previous outings. 

As we reported when the game surfaced last year, fans can play as Crash and Coco as, according to Activision and developer King, they make "their way through mysterious lands, defeating the henchmen of Dr. Neo Cortex, who has dispatched iconic villains across the multiverse." 

The linear levels are full of series staples, including boxes to destroy, fruit to pick up, Aku Aku masks to nab, and mini-bosses to send packing. Players swipe left and right to move between three lanes, swipe up and down to jump and slide, and tap the screen to spin. The graphics, soundtrack, and overall aesthetic are spot on and reminiscent of Crash decades-past. 

There are five individual islands to explore, with various sub-sections to conquer, and King has added in some new features such as light base building. 

I haven't played much of it, but it's been a fun little romp for Crash fans so far, even if you already have Crash 4 or the N. Sane Trilogy on your PC or console. It does have all of the trappings of a mobile title tacked onto it, such as multiple currencies, microtransactions, and ads to watch if you want to speed up progress, and it does throw a lot at you at once. But it's worth checking out if you want to kill a little time with your favorite goofy mascot. According to Google Play, 1 million players have already taken the plunge. 

Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis Will Have Loot Boxes Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:21:01 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis is a free-to-play game, Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu, and that means what it sounds like it does. Ever Crisis will have loot boxes as its "monetized element."

Unlike other free-to-play RPGs, such as Genshin ImpactFF Ever Crisis is not locking characters behind loot boxes. Ever Crisis' loot boxes only have randomized weapons and, sometimes, new costumes that didn't appear in the original Final Fantasy 7 collection of games.

That's not the only difference between Ever Crisis and Final Fantasy 7Ever Crisis adds dungeons and optional boss fights designed for players to challenge with any character from the FF7 universe. It's also streamlining the battle system for greater coherence in systems between Final Fantasy 7, Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus, and the rest.

Expect some new narrative elements too. Nomura said Ever Crisis' includes several original episodes, and the first will introduce Final Fantasy 7: The First Solider's backstory.

Final Fantasy: Ever Crisis will release on iOS and Android devices in 2022. There's no word yet whether Ever Crisis will appear on other consoles or PC.

[Source: IGN]

Genshin Impact Hangout Events: Noelle, Chongyun, and Bennett Endings Fri, 19 Mar 2021 15:07:32 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Genshin Impact Hangout Events are part of the big 1.4 update, offering a chance to spend time with select characters — and earn rewards in the process.

We’ve got everything you need to know about Noelle’s hangout event, Chongyun’s hangout event, and Bennett’s hangout event, including how to earn the secret, related achievements.

Why no Barbara event, you ask? Simple: we’ve given the Barbara hangout event its own guide.

How to Start Genshin Impact Hangout Events

Genshin’s hangout events are part of the Invitation of Windblume event, which means you’ll need an Adventure Rank of 26 and have the “Song of Dragon and Freedom” quest under your belt. Unlike other update-specific events, Genshin Impact’s hangout events are here to stay. In fact, this is just the first series of hangout events. miHoYo has others planned for future updates.

Once you’ve met the start requirements, you’ll receive an in-game invitation from one of the eligible characters.

Starting a hangout event costs two Story Keys, and you can only obtain Story Keys by completing eight daily commissions and claiming a Key as your reward. That’s also available once you hit Adventurer Rank 26.

How Do Genshin Impact’s Hangout Events Work?

Hangout events revolve around learning more about that character. You’ll pick a conversation option during key moments. If you keep picking the wrong ones, their heart meter drops and the event ends. 

Each event has six endings, and they all come with rewards ranging from Primogems to Ascension materials. You can replay any hangout event without spending additional Story Keys, and you can also skip to important dialogue branches without repeating everything you’ve already heard.

Note the rewards are based on the number of memories you’ve viewed. They aren’t tied to specific endings, so this is just the order we obtained them in. Choices in any branches you run across that aren’t mentioned here don’t affect how the event unfolds, so pick whatever you want.

Genshin Impact Noelle Hangout

Noelle’s hangout event is about her desire to join the Knights of Favonius. Here’s each ending and the key dialogue options that get you there. 

Noelle Hangout Ending 1: Goodbye Miss Maid!


  • 100 Adventurer EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 5 Lighter-Than-Air Pancake

Dialogue choices

  • “It’s okay not to be a knight”
  • “Noelle’s way of showing hospitality”
  • Choose the “hospitality” option again
  • And again
Ending 2: A Cold Reception


  • 100 Adventure EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 3 Guide to Resistance

Dialogue choices

  • “It’s okay not to be a knight”
  • “Made especially for you”
  • Choose the first dialogue choice for the remaining Alois dialogue
Ending 3: A Conundrum Called Love


  • 100 Adventure EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 3 Prithiva Topaz Fragments

Dialogue choices

  • “Of course!” when Noelle asks for help with training
  • “What you lack is rest”
  • “Stopping for occasional rest…”
  • “I’ll certainly do my best”
  • “It’s the thought that counts”
Ending 4: A Defender’s Will is Their Strength


  • 100 Adventure EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 5 Lighter-than-Air Pancakes

Dialogue choices

  • “Of course!” when Noelle asks for help with her training
  • “What you lack is strength”
  • “Is it because you lack real-world fighting experience?”
Ending 5: Whisper of the Paper Rose


  • 100 Adventure EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 3 Prithiva Topaz Fragments

Dialogue choices

  • “Of course!” when Noelle asks for help with her training
  • “What you lack is rest”
  • “We should choose carefully” when Noelle asks about what gift to pick
  • Pick the Frostening Bottle
  • Choose the Cape Oath location
Ending 6: A Maid Above Ground


  • 100 Adventure EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 3 Guide to Resistance

Dialogue choices

  • “Of course!” when Noelle asks for help with her training
  • “What you lack is strength”
  • “You need more strength”
  • Defeat the slimes, Mitachurl, and Lawachurl

Genshin Impact Chongyun Hangout 

Chongyun’s hangout event is all about popsicles, demons, and philosophy. There's also a secret achievement to be had if you humor some of his more outlandish ideas.

Chongyun Hangout Ending 1: Blessing in Disguise


  • 100 Adventurer EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 5 Cold Noodles with Mountain Delicacies

Dialogue choices

  • Tell him they sound farfetched
  • “What if I gave him one of my popsicles?”
  • “There’s a ghostly shadow”
  • “Deep in the Sea of Clouds”
  • “There is a vigilant demon”

Choose those answers also unlocks an achievement, which grants additional Primogems.

Ending 2: Nothing Gained


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 3 Guide to Diligence

Dialogue choices

  • “I’d better not tell him that”
  • “Let’s both drink it”
  • “Just have a rest”
Ending 3: Goodbyes


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 3 Shivada Jade Fragment

Dialogue choices

  • Follow the previous outline and say “Let’s both drink it” again
  • This time, say “let me help you find a place to rest” or choose to drink alone
  • “Remember that strange mist”
Ending 4: Small Regrets


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 5 Cold Noodles with Mountain Delicacies

Dialogue choices

  • Follow the outline for Goodbyes, but choose “Right, let’s head back”
Ending 5: Idle Amusements


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 3 Shivada Jade Fragment

Dialogue choices

  • “They all sound pretty farfetched”
  • “Since he has a sister…”
  • Either Mist Flower & Qingxin or Sunsettia & Valberry leads to the ending
Ending 6: Can’t Beat This Heat


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 3 Guide to Diligence

Dialogue choices

  • Everything from Idle Amusements, but pick Jueyun Chili & Slime Condensate

Genshin Impact Bennett Hangout 

Bennett’s hangout event is more involved and actually has you take on quests alongside him.

Bennett Hangout Ending 1: Fruitless Anticipation


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 5 Teyvat Charred Egg

Dialogue choices

  • “We could do something else”
  • “As long as you don’t cause too much trouble”
  • “How about we hang around town”

Don’t say you ran out of patience when you’re waiting for Bennett to come back.

Ending 2: Hasty Farewell


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 3 Guide to Resistance

Dialogue choices

  • “We could do something else”
  • “How about a walk in the wild?”
  • “It’s not what I expected”
  • Don’t gripe at him about wasting time
  • “No wonder there were no monsters”
  • Don’t tell him about his bad luck
Ending 3: Taste Tester Royce


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 3 Agnidus Agate Fragment

Dialogue choices

  • Go on an adventure again
  • Say yes when Bennett asks if you want to make food 
  • “You cooked it, you can do whatever you want with it”
Ending 4: Ready to Make Sacrifices


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 5 Teyvat Charred Egg

Dialogue options

  • Go on an adventure again
  • Agree to cook food
  • “No way, you don’t owe him anything”
Ending 5: No Wonder It’s a Top-Class Commission


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 5 Hero’s Wit
  • 3 Agnidus Agate Fragment

Dialogue choices

  • Go on an adventure
  • “No, I usually leave straight away”
  • “Go ahead!”
  • Doesn’t matter if you pick the left or right mechanism
Ending 6: Fortunate Outcome


  • 100 Adventurer’s EXP
  • 20 Primogems
  • 3 guide to Resistance

Dialogue choices

  • Go on an adventure, and say you usually leave right away
  • “How can I let you face the danger alone?”
  • Don’t say they’re traitors

You’ll earn a secret achievement if you complete the puzzle without messing up. Here’s the order to activate the mechanisms in Bennett’s hangout event

  • Device with three torches
  • Device with one torch
  • Device with two torches

That's all you need to know about Genshin Impact's hangout events, but make sure to check out our other Genshin Impact guides for more tips.

Genshin Impact Windwheel Aster Locations Guide Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:09:53 -0400 Ashley Shankle

You're going to have to seek out a whole heap of Windwheel Aster over your time in Genshin Impact to ascend your Traveler, as each Ascension requires an increasing amount of this elusive plant. The squeeze for them just gets worse if you've got Bennett or Sucrose, who both also require Windwheel Asters for their Ascensions.

There are two primary ways to get your hands on some Windwheel Aster, the first is obviously seeking them out and plucking them by your own hand, and the other is the same way as a handful of other plants you need for Ascension and recipes: buying a small amount from one of the botanist sisters.

Genshin Impact: How to Get Windwheel Aster

The first, easiest, and least sustainable method is to buy the flowers from Flora the botanist girl, who can be found in Mondstadt in the area circled below. She only sells five every three days, at 1,000 Mora each.

Getting the flowers from Flora can be convenient once, but it's not really a reliable method to get the amount of Windwheel Aster you're going to need for all those Traveler Ascensions. You're going to have to pick the flowers yourself.

Genshin Impact: Windwheel Aster Locations

Windwheel Aster spawns in a few locations around the Mondstadt region, some of which being easier to get early on than others.

In the map below, we've circled areas where you can find Windwheel Aster.

The flowers are the most plentiful in the areas marked in the northwest and the areas marked in the southeast, with the northwest locations having the most. The southeast area is easier to get to early on, however.

You are going to need a lot Windwheel Aster to push Traveler through all those Ascensions, not to mention if you've got to do it for Bennett and Sucrose as well. Grab as many when you can when you do decide to farm them to make your life easier down the line.

That's it for where to get Windwheel Aster in Genshin Impact. If you found this guide useful, take a gander at our other Genshin Impact guides.

Genshin Impact Barbara Hangout Event Endings Guide Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:37:34 -0400 Sergey_3847

The latest Version 1.4 update for Genshin Impact introduced a new Barbara Hangout Event story quest, starting with "Wellspring of Healing". The event has  five different endings, each one with its own rewards.

This guide will provide you with all the answers in the Barbara Hangout Event that will unlock all the possible endings in Genshin Impact. Simply follow all the steps listed below and soon you will have a complete set of this event's rewards.

Barbara Hangout Event All Endings in Genshin Impact

Start the Event

Before being able to enter the event players must complete a few prerequisites:

  • 2x Story Key
  • Complete Act 3 of the Prologue chapter of the main story
  • Reach Adventure Rank 26

Players can obtain Story Keys by completing daily commissions. Once you complete 8 daily commissions you will earn one Story Key.

Daily commissions are unlocked after you reach Adventure Rank 12.

Once you have all the prerequisites, follow these steps to start the Barbara Hangout Event:

  1. Go the game's menu
  2. Enter the "Story Quests" tab
  3. Select "Hangout Events" option
  4. Confirm by paying 2x Story Key
Barbara Hangout Event Ending 1

The event includes a series of quests that are quite easy to complete. But the way you complete them influences which of the five endings you get.

In order to get the first Barbara Hangout Event ending follow these steps:

  1. Reach Wolvendom in Mondstadt
  2. Speak to Barbara
  3. Speak to Albert and make these choices:
    • “A lot of monsters here.”
    • “Searched all the nearby areas.”
    • “Must have been wolves.”
  4. Follow Albert to the end

The final dialogue with Albert will complete the event and give you the first ending with the following rewards:

  • 100 Adventure XP
  • 20x Primogem
  • 3x Guide to Freedom
Barbara Hangout Event Ending 2

The first two steps are the same, but once you start the dialogue with Albert, you need to answer differently to get the second ending:

  1. Speak to Albert and make these choices:
    • “Gather more people.”
    • “How can you be certain?”
    • “Do you still hear her?”
  2. Go back to Barbara
  3. Leave Wolvendom with Barbara
  4. Speak to Sister Victoria
  5. Agree to clean the cathedral
  6. Choose Cat’s Tail Drink
  7. Speak to Sister Victoria once again
  8. Go to Cat's Tail near Adventurers’ Guild
  9. Speak to Barbara
  10. Interact with three NPCs and make these choices:
    • Herman's daughter
    • Schulz's work
    • Susie being considerate

Lastly, speak to Barbara one last time in order leave the town with her to get the second ending and the following rewards:

  • 100 Adventure XP
  • 5x Hero's Wit
  • 3x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Barbara Hangout Event Ending 3

The alteration for the third ending starts at the previous step 6, where you choose the drink:

  1. Choose the Chilibrew drink
  2. Make a choice to split up
  3. Speak to Sister Victoria
  4. Go to Stone Gate
  5. Pick up some chili plants
  6. Go to Whispering Woods
  7. Follow the lead to Barbara
  8. Choose to fight the Treasure Hoarders to save the merchant
  9. Talk to the merchant
  10. Choose the Liyue Chilibrew reward

This will bring up the third ending to the event with the following rewards:

  • 100 Adventure XP
  • 20x Primogem
  • 5x Spicy Stew
Barbara Hangout Event Ending 4

Repeat the first step of the previous section and choose the Chilibrew drink, but follow these steps afterwards:

  1. Make a choice to stay together
  2. Go to the Whispering Woods
  3. Fight the Hilichurl
  4. Speak to an NPC and choose Knights of Favonius
  5. Win the fight against the NPC

When the foe leaves you with Barbara, you will unlock the fourth ending and the following rewards:

  • 100 Adventure XP
  • 5x Hero's Wit
  • 3x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Barbara Hangout Event Ending 5

For the final ending you need to follow the scenario of the third ending until you reach the last battle with the Treasure Hoarders. Once you save the merchant, follow these steps:

  1. Speak to the merchant
  2. Choose the Sweet Flowers
  3. Go to Adventurers’ Guild
  4. Speak to Barbara in the garden

This will trigger the fifth and the final ending of the Barbara Hangout Event and the following rewards:

  • 100 Adventure XP
  • 20x Primogem
  • 3x Guide to Freedom

That's all you need to know on how to unlock all five endings of the Barbara Hangout Event in Genshin Impact. If you found this guide helpful, consider checking out our other Genshin Impact guides!

Human Fall Flat Adds Fan-Made Stages to Mobile Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:07:36 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Human Fall Flat has two new, fan-created stages on iOS and Android, Curve Digital and 505 Games announced. The new levels come in a free update as part of their efforts to transfer the full PC experience to mobile devices.

"Golf," created by PrinceS, offers a chance to play a relaxing round of golf with two different options.

There's normal golf, using an actual golf ball, and there's golf with the Human Fall Flat twist, where you hit other players with a golf club and try to launch them into the hole (two guesses which one we're playing).

Golf carts and massive clubs dot the stage as obstacles, alongside a number of puzzles to overcome.

The second stage is "City," made by Gotcha. It's an urban landscape filled with athletic challenges for the sporting blob, including extreme bowling, crossbow contests, basketball, and more.

When that loses its appeal, the city skyline beckons, with enough high-flying antics to make Spider-Man blush.

Genshin Impact Alley Flash: Stats, Elemental Mastery, and Ascension Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:45:00 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Alley Flash is part of the Genshin Impact 1.4 update, the headline item in the new Alley weapon series. It’s a versatile four-star sword with a secondary stat geared towards support, though it's still capable of dealing significant physical damage.

This Geshin Impact Alley Flash guide has everything you need to know about the new weapon and whether it's worth your Fates.

How to Get the Alley Flash

Alley Flash is part of a new Epitome Invocation that will be going live during Genshin’s 1.4 update. Genshin’s gacha system is the only way to obtain Alley Flash, but since it's a four-star weapon, your chances of getting it are higher than some others.

The game’s pity system guarantees one four-star weapon or character (weapon always, if it’s the Epitome Invocation) for every 10 pulls where you don’t obtain a four-star weapon or character. During the Epitome Invocation, Alley Flash’s drop chances are also higher than usual for four-star weapons.

Alley Flash Stats, Secondary, and Passives

Alley Flash has a base attack of 45. While it’s naturally not as impressive as its five-star counterparts, Alley Flash’s stats are higher than other four-star swords

  • Level 20 — 134
  • Level 30 — 210
  • Level 40 — 261
  • Level 50 — 340
  • Level 60 — 419
  • Level 70 — 499
  • Level 80 — 579
  • Level 90 — 660

It also has the Itinerant Hero passive ability, which increases attack by 28% for six seconds if you sprint for one second or longer. The bonus doesn’t stack, however.

Alley Flash’s secondary stat, Elemental Mastery, is what makes it more useful, though. Elemental Mastery increases damage from Elemental Reactions, making it ideal for support characters setting up or pulling off Reactions. (If you need a nudge in the right direction for which character might be ideal for you, our best characters list is here to help.) 

  • Level 1 — 12
  • Level 20 — 21
  • Level 40 — 31
  • Level 50 — 36
  • Level 60 — 41
  • Level 70 — 45
  • Level 80 — 50
  • Level 90 — 55

Finally is Alley Flash’s special ability obtained only through refining the weapon. Refining Alley Flash increases physical damage by a set amount — 12% at level one, 24% at level five — though taking damage disables this buff for five seconds.

Alley Flash Ascension

You’ll be visiting the Garden of Cecilia a lot and taking down Hilichurl-type enemies for Alley Flash’s Ascension materials. It uses Decarabian-series items, Heavy Horn-series items, and Divining Scroll-series items for Ascension. 

Tile of Decarabian’s Tower comes from the Garden of Cecilia Domain west of Mondstadt on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The higher-ranking items in the series have a drop chance on the same days, but only at the Domain’s higher levels.

Mitachurls, the big, charging Hilichurl-type enemies, drop Heavy Horns, Black Bronze Horns, and Black Crystal Horns, while the magic-wielding Samachurls drop Divining Scrolls, Sealed Scrolls, and Forbidden Curse Scrolls.

Here’s everything you’ll need for Alley Flash's Ascension.

First Ascension

  • 3 Tile of Decarabian’s Tower
  • 3 Heavy Horn
  • 2 Divining Scroll
  • 5,000 Mora

Second Ascension

  • 3 Debris of Decarabian’s City
  • 12 Heavy Horn
  • 8 Divining Scroll
  • 15,000 Mora

Third Ascension

  • 6 Debris of Decarabian’s City
  • 6 Black Bronze Horn
  • 6 Sealed Scroll
  • 20,000 Mora 

Fourth Ascension

  • 3 Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic
  • 12 Black Bronze Horn
  • 9 Sealed Scroll
  • 30,000 Mora

Fifth Ascension

  • 6 Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic
  • 9 Black Crystal Horn
  • 6 Forbidden Curse Scroll
  • 35,000 Mora

Sixth Ascension

  • 4 Piece of Decarabian’s Dream
  • 18 Black Crystal Horn
  • 12 Forbidden Curse Scroll
  • 45,000 Mora

Is Alley Flash Worth It?

It depends.

Rosaria and a second chance of obtaining Venti are Genshin 1.4’s main attractions, and you can obtain Elemental Mastery bonuses through certain Artifacts. Unless you have an abundance of Intertwined Fates, you may be better off saving them for 1.4’s character banners instead.

If Venti, Tartaglia (Childe), and Rosaria are of no interest, though, you could certainly do worse than Alley Flash. It’s a strong sword, and stacking its Elemental Mastery bonus with the buff from Artifacts would make for a potent combination.

That's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact's Alley Flash sword, but be sure to check out our other Genshin Impact guides for more tips. 

Octopath Traveler, NieR: Automata Coming to Xbox Game Pass Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:28:21 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Octopath Traveler is coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC on March 25, Microsoft announced, and it's not the only big name coming soon to Game Pass. NieR: Automata, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, and Torchlight 3, are also landing on Game Pass in March.

Octopath Traveler was formerly a Nintendo Switch exclusive when it released in 2019. Then Square Enix launched a PC port in 2020, but this marks the first time Octopath Traveler — and a newer Square Enix RPG in general — is playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. We called Octopath Traveler a "return to form" for Square Enix and a JRPG with both "style and class."

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition (PC), Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PC, console, cloud), and Genesis Noir (PC, console) join Octopath Traveler on the same day. 

A week before that, on March 18, NieR: Automata (PC), Torchlight 3 (PC), Star Wars Squadrons (PC), and Empire of Sin (PC, console, cloud) launch on Game Pass. 

It's a good time to be a Square Enix fan on Game Pass. All this is in addition to the recent Outriders on Game Pass announcement.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

Genshin Impact 1.4 Update Adds New Characters, Archon Quests, More Wed, 10 Mar 2021 11:21:05 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Genshin Impact update 1.4, "Invitation of Windblume," releases March 17 for all platforms with a new character, new quests, and plenty of ways to celebrate Mondstadt's season of love.

Genshin's 1.4 update introduces Rosaria the nun as a new playable character. Rosaria is a four-star polearm wielder with Cryo as her Vision. She'll have her own event Wish, but Genshin 1.4 also has two separate event Wishes. One offers another chance to obtain Venti and the other features Childe Tartaglia.

The 1.4 update event revolves around the Windblume Festival, Mondstadt's spring celebration of love and freedom. The big draw is a set of three mini-games, including an archery game and a gliding game. These offer character and Talent Ascension materials as rewards. 

There's also Peculiar Wonderland, a new Domain that chooses three mini-games at random, then awards buffs for the Domain boss fight based on how players perform during the mini-games.

Genshin Impact 1.4 includes permanent features as well. One is a new story quest with Dainsleaf that miHoYo is still keeping quiet about.

The other is the brand-new feature called Hangout Events. Hangout Events offer a chance to spend time with specific characters through a series of conversations. 1.4 adds the first series of Hangout Events, and these involve Chongyun, Noelle, Barbara, and Bennett.

Answers chosen determine how the event unfolds, but once unlocked, Hangout Events are replayable. Finishing an event earns rewards, and seeing how each dialogue path plays out earns even more rewards. 

Finally, Genshin Impact 1.4 adds a slew of quality of life improvements, such as raising the Condensed Resin cap and making crafting available in co-op play. If you're still a new Traveller, make sure to check our out extensive Genshin Impact guide collection for plenty of tips to help you on your way.

Eroica Guide: Best Characters Tier List Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:20:45 -0500 Sergey_3847

Eroica, the brand-new Japanese mobile RPG, introduces an exciting and innovative team-building mechanic called the Team Chemistry. It allows players to build their teams in better ways using the basic types and elements of the vast number of heroes available in the game.

This guide will provide you with a tier list of the best characters in Eroica, and explain which of their skills are most effective in battles against powerful bosses and their mobs. If you can't open the given heroes right away, then consider re-rolling until you get what you're looking for.

SS-Tier Characters


  • Type: Shadow
  • Element: Fire

This is the best physical and burn DPS character in the game with all her attacks being incredibly well balanced.

Her Dragon Breath ability is an AoE that deals double the damage to an enemy with the highest HP, then burns everybody with 75% accuracy.

She also has the Dragon Ascension skill, which is excellent against bosses, as it deals 160% damage to a boss and hits his mobs for another 80% of base damage. That is a lot of damage!


  • Type: Shadow
  • Element: Dark

The main selling point of Wraith is that all of her abilities focus on making your enemies unable to recover from damage with the help of healing effects or even use any kinds of buffs.

The best strategy here would be to use two combos with her Ferocious Scythe attack and Transcendence ability, or Ferocious Scythe and Sentence of Reaper.

The first one makes all debuffs last for three turns longer, and the second one deals 180% damage to a single target and applies the unrecoverable status effect for two turns.

S-Tier Characters


  • Type: Shadow
  • Element: Light

Shock damage is most unforgiving in Eroica, and Orslaha is the ultimate shock dealer.

This character can use a very powerful combo that consists of her Thrust attack and Rolling Thunder ability that allow her to stack up a lot of shock damage.

Then, you can use her ultimate Robust Lightning skill that multiplies AoE damage depending on the amount of stacked shock states, thus potentially dealing excruciating amounts of damage to all enemies.


  • Type: Mage
  • Element: Dark

Kipkirui likes to steal buffs from her enemies, which she can use to increase her own damage.

Her Kip Skill 3 ability deals AoE damage to all enemies and steals two buffs at random. Then, you can use her Key Ring Strike attack, which boosts her damage depending on the number of buffs she has.

This simple combo can quickly help you stack up a lot of damage and remove buffs from the foes, which just kills them a lot quicker.

A-Tier Characters


  • Type: Mage
  • Element: Light

Airi is an excellent supporter that carries a lantern with two kinds of lights. The red one influences her allies by increasing their attack power, and the blue light increases debuff hit rate of her enemies.

Her best ability is Rain Siren that utilizes both red and blue lights simultaneously, which is great in case you face multiple strong enemies.

Airi also has an ability to reduce enemy damage output, her Train Call active skill. This can be useful against a single strong enemy, such as a boss.


  • Type: Slasher
  • Element: Water

This slasher is a real force of nature when it comes to offense. She not only strikes with increased power, but also reduces all the enemy's defenses while attacking.

Her two best skills are Signet of Emperor and Merciless Bombardment that focus on both damage dealing and defense reduction. The difference is that Signet of Emperor hits a single target, while Merciless Bombardment strikes all enemies at once.

Keep in mind that all of Saore's damage will be doubled with a shield equipped as well.


  • Type: Slasher
  • Element: Fire

Here is a pure DPS character that has a number of powerful physical attacks. However, his most precious gift is the Black Myth state, which boosts his attacks and reduces the defenses of his enemies.

Black Myth state can be activated by using his Red Sand's Wolf active skill, which grants you a 30% chance of obtaining the Black Myth state. It's not much, but once you get it, there is no way that you lose your battle.

Those are the best characters in Eroica. If you enjoyed reading this guide, then consider giving it a share.

Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis Bringing Full FF7 Lore to the Table Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:08:17 -0500 Ashley Shankle

No matter your experience with Final Fantasy 7 and its spin-offs, if you want to experience the story before the version presented in Remake, one of yesterday's FF7-related announcements might be just what you're hoping for. Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis was announced alongside The First Soldier, the first battle royale to carry the series moniker.

Ever Crisis, though, is likely a more comfortable sort of title for fans as a total rehaul of the Final Fantasy 7 universe.

Ever Crisis will include the original Final Fantasy 7, with additional story content later added to the universe in Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus. It looks to be the full Final Fantasy 7 story, before the events of Remake.

On top of what appears to be the inclusion of all relevant story content, the game features a chibi visual style reminiscent of the blocky graphics of the original PlayStation title. Its battle visuals are much more detailed, however, and it has a more modernized, real time battle system.

Fans of the original Final Fantasy 7 may find some notable discrepancies in the trailer, particularly Aerith being in the party during the scorpion fight in the Mako reactor at the start of the game. We'll have to wait for release to see how or why she is present much sooner than before.

Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is scheduled to release on Android and iOS devices in 2022, but it too will be an episodic release like Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Let's hope this is a paid title along the lines of Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition, and not some sort of gacha game as some are predicting.

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier Battle Royale Game Revealed Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:26:37 -0500 Ashley Shankle

It's been a big week for Final Fantasy 7 fans, with three announcements from Square Enix continuing the classic's legacy into the modern market. One of the releases revealed was Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier, the publisher's first battle royale. The news comes fresh on the heels of the news surrounding the PS5 upgrade and Intergrade version of FF7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier will be set a full 30 years before the events of Final Fantasy 7 and will feature a mixture of PvP and PvE content, with a number of enemies from the classic JRPG making appearances.

Notably, The First Solider will be taking place at the time Shinra established SOLDIER, with players seeming to compete to become the first SOLDIER in the program.

Seeing as those that come from the SOLDIER program within the game's lore, characters duking it out in The First Soldier will have to have proficiency in more than just firearms. The trailer shows characters using guns, melee weapons such as swords, magic spells Final Fantasy fans should be well-familiar with, and even summons such as Ifrit in the heat of combat.

This is all an interesting dive into the Final Fantasy 7 universe to be sure, and how rounds will play out with the mixture between PvP and PvE is something not seen in many battle royale titles to date.

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier is scheduled to release sometime this year, but so far Square Enix have only announced the title for Android and iOS. An official PC release of this would be perfect. Square Enix, please? 

New Heroes and The Labyrinth Coming to Kingdom of Heroes: Tactics War Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:03:02 -0500 Josh Broadwell

The latest Kingdom of Heroes: Tactics War update adds new heroes and some Alter Realm quality of life tweaks. Neowiz also teased Kingdom of Heroes' challenging new Labyrinth mode set to release in March.

Elisabeth and Gerda are Kingdom of Heroes' two new characters. Elisabeth is a five-star Dark Hero archer who uses her own health to rain down pain on her enemies. However, Gerda's skills help restore her health, both from opponents and from leaching it out of party members.

Gerda is a five-star priest and a Water Hero specializing in support. In addition to regular healing abilities, Gerda can cast a buff on herself that, when it vanishes, heals the party and may create a shield against new attacks. 

Meanwhile, Neowiz is streamlining the Alter Realm with different difficulty levels, faster battle movements, and less time required for boss fights.

The Kingdom of Heroes March update adds the all-new Labyrinth mode, tasking players with getting their team as far as possible in the Labyrinth before death inevitably takes them. Health won't recover after each fight, but players can resume where they last died until the Labyrinth cycle renews and starts everything afresh. 

Stardew Valley: How to Make Truffle Oil Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:59:08 -0500 Ashley Shankle

There aren't a ton of uses for Truffle Oil in Stardew Valley, the two most obvious being the quest Mayor Lewis gives you in Summer of the second year and the oil being a potential turn-in for the Artisan Bundle. Whichever purpose you need it for, you'll have to learn how to make Truffle Oil yourself.

Stardew Valley: How to Make Truffle Oil

As with other Artisan Goods, you'll need to first craft a station to make Truffle Oil. That's the Oil Maker.

The recipe for Truffle Oil is really just the item itself: One Truffle Oil only requires one Truffle to be made. Making it is really quite easy, but getting the Truffle might be more of a problem.

Stardew Valley: How to Craft an Oil Maker

Once you reach farming Level 8, you will be able to craft your own Oil Maker in the crafting menu. For that, you'll need:

  • 50 Slime
  • 20 Hardwood
  • 1 Gold Bar

After you've made it, place it on your farm and get ready to make some oil! Well, if you've got a Truffle anyway.

How to Get Truffles

It might come as a surprise, but Truffles are spawned from Pigs when they're let outside. Pigs cost 16,000 gold and require you have the Deluxe Barn built, which is a considerable investment as it is the second upgrade to the Barn.

It takes 10 days for a Pig to mature, after which it will start to sniff out Truffles on your property as long as it's fed and has clean areas to walk.

Getting Pigs, and ultimately Truffles, is not necessarily an early-game goal which is presumably why Mayor Lewis doesn't ask for the Truffle Oil until the middle of Year 2.

That's it for all you need to know about making Truffle Oil in Stardew Valley. Check out our other Stardew Valley guides here on GameSkinny.

New UR Units Headline War of the Visions' Anniversary Celebrations Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:03:32 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Square Enix is celebrating War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exviusfirst anniversary early with special summons, returning rare units, and more. The developer and publisher also announced a special WOTV anniversary broadcast on March 20 at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST, with details of even more anniversary bonuses in store.

UR Vinera and UR Viktora receive a winter makeover for a limited time. Vinera is an earth-affiliated Pugilist and dishes out big damage with her Snowball Fight limit break attack, while Viktora, the water-based Sniper, hits enemies twice and may blind them with her Winter's Reward limit break.

The celebrations also introduce the acquisition quest for Creysse, a new Gunner/Viking MR unit, and reward players with the necessary materials for enhancing her. The new Vision Card Marilith is available through summoning and, if obtained, grants players the Esper Marilith with its powerful Slash attack.

From now until March 2, players get a variety of daily login bonuses, including a UR-guaranteed Unit Summon Ticket A and up to 2,100 Visiore, and that's alongside a daily MR+ guaranteed summon x10. Both of these are Part I of the WOTV first anniversary celebrations, with more bonuses and rewards coming as the birthday bash continues. 

Halloween 2020's UR units, Rairyuu and Little Leela, are making a comeback, also for a limited time. The War of the Visions first anniversary livestream will air on YouTube.