Playstation Platform RSS Feed | Playstation RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network God Of War (2018) Guide: Every Secret Valkyrie Location Unlocked Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:17:42 -0400 Ty Arthur

Mostly locked inside hidden chambers, Valkyries can be found almost immediately upon starting God of War. However, it's a good thing Kratos can't face these bosses until much, much later in the game because they would absolutely wreck Level 1 Baby Kratos! 

But as you continue your journey and level up, you'll notice more hidden chambers scattered across Midgard -- and at the center of each is a secret ultra-hard Valkyrie that will test your prowess in the end-game phase.

There are three that aren't in hidden chambers, which we'll get to in just a second. But before we start in earnest, there's one thing you should know ... 

How to Unlock God of War's Valkyries 

Before accessing any of the God of War's Valkyries, you need to first obtain the Magic Chisel. This occurs normally during the course of the story when a new area is opened after the scene with Mimir and the World Serpent, so if you don't have it yet, just continue the main story quest.

With the Chisel in hand, you can go back to the hidden chambers and unlock their seals to tackle the Valkyries for the Prove Your Valour quest and ultimately, the Chooser of the Slain trophy. After defeating eight Valkyries, you'll need to take their heads to the Council of the Valkyries to battle the ninth.

Besides finding the Valkyrie bosses to defeat, these locked, hidden chambers also frequently have the Odin's Ravens collectibles flying around in trees. One even has an artifact hidden inside

How to Find Geirdriful

Location: Foothills -- Hidden Chamber of Odin  

To find this hidden chamber, head to the east through the fields of poison from where you first meet Sindri. However, turn left at the path to find a cave where the chamber is located.

When fighting this enemy, be sure to use the quick-turn ability to evade this Valkyrie's blinding shockwave and be prepared for lots of long-range projectile attacks. Patience is key to this fight, with you most likely turtling up more than attacking. 

 Foothills Valkyrie Location

How to Find Olrun

Location: Alfheim Lake Of Light  -- Hidden Chamber of Odin 

Head to the western beach at the Lake Of Light and go to the right of the dock to find the hidden Valkyrie chamber.

This Valkyrie evades attacks like crazy and will need to be hit with arrows while in the air, so make sure to rely on Atreus. Also, be on the lookout for a quick attack to arrive at the end of the boss' evasion move.

 Alfheim Valkyrie Location

How to Find Gunnr

Location: Thamur’s Corpse -- Hidden Chamber of Odin 

From this area's northern dock, travel toward the giant blacksmith's fingers and then go left into the hidden chamber.

Command Atreus to launch shock arrows when this Valkyrie takes to the air and be on the lookout to evade the wing combo attack (which can't be blocked with your shield).

 Thamur's Corpse Valkyrie Location

How to Find Eir

Location: The Mountain -- Hidden Chamber of Odin 

You'll find this one in the Mountain mineshaft, the area with the giant metal claw on your way to the summit. Head to the far right side of the area near a big pile of rubble to find the hidden chamber.

This Valkyrie is entirely focused around defense, so you need to use the block breaking ability to get damage through without being counterattacked.

 The Mountain Valkyrie Location

How to Find Kara

Location: Witch’s Cave (The River Pass) -- Hidden Chamber of Odin 

In the witch's cave, turn left at the bridge heading toward the house. Travel the light bridges toward the Nornir chest, then destroy the area up on the left ledge with the exploding red sap door. Head through the cleared area to find the hidden chamber.

This Valkyrie summons a bunch of Draugr to fight you, but if you keep at least two around, she typically won't summon more. 

 Witch's Cave Valkyrie Location

How to Find Rota

Location: Helheim -- Hidden Chamber of Odin 

On Helheim's final bridge, turn toward the west and have Atreus shoot an arrow at the red sap doorto open the area to the hidden chamber. There will also be a Raven and Artifact just inside, as well as another Artifact behind the left-most brazier just before the boss area. 

You need to be nimble here to block the devastating grapple attacks and long-range chakram throws from this Valkyrie.

 Helheim Valkyrie Location

How to Find Gondul

Location: Muspelheim Trial VI 

Rather than opening a hidden chamber of Odin, this Valkyrie is found by unlocking Muspelheim (with the four ciphers found in Legendary chests). Gondul is can be found after completing the trials and making it to Arena 6.

Use rolls and sidesteps to avoid the meteors it throws, then get in a quick attack when the Valkyrie is vulnerable -- usually after using the fire/heel stomp attack.

 Muspelheim Valkyrie Location

How to Find Hildr

Location: Niflheim 

In Niflheim, head down the left-hand path and be on the lookout for a cave on your left side in the second room with a chest.

When Hildr sends out projectiles, block the first few and then sidestep the final one, which can't be blocked. Don't bother with the frost axe -- it won't hurt this ice-focused Valkyrie.

 Niflheim Valkyrie Location

How to Find Sigrun

Location: Council of Valkyries

To find and battle the ninth Valkyrie -- actually the queen of the Valkyries -- you need to first kill the other eight and bring their heads to the Council Of Valkyries.

To get there, travel to the northern shore of the Lake of Light and the Mason’s Channel dock. Move up the ledge by the giant boats and then go down the path in the cave to a big set of wood doors.

This boss has much more health and additional attack types than its compatriots, so get ready for a long, brutal battle where strategy is mightier than the sword.

Council Of Valkyries Location

That's all the Valkyrie locations in God of War -- let us know when you manage to beat them all and check out our other God Of War guides here:

H1Z1 Infects PS4 This May Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:57:32 -0400 Zach Hunt

Attention, Fortnite and PUBG players: The granddaddy of them all, H1Z1, is coming to PS4 on May 22 with an open beta -- and you're invited!

Created specifically for the PS4, this version of H1Z1 introduces brand-new mechanics tailored to console players, such as a revised control scheme, a new loot collection/inventory system, a radial menu for choosing weapons, and a revamped HUD system. The crafting mechanics of the game have also been removed from this version of the game.

In addition to these changes, H1Z1's gas pacing has been sped up, and airdrops have been altered to encourage full player engagement. Players will now have access to only six level-one weapons to begin with, and mass airdrops will provide not only weapons but also high-powered armor that's been retooled to give players a health bonus.

Radio chatter and signal beacons will indicate where to find rare crates that contain level-two and level-three weapons and gear. And for PS4 Pro owners, a silky-smooth 60 FPS should make the lack of PUBG considerably less painful. 

To sign up for the closed beta, head over to the game's official website, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. As always, stick with GameSkinny for all the latest news, tips, and info on H1Z1 and all things gaming. 

Omensight Launches for PC and PlayStation 4 on May 15 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:40:45 -0400 Erroll Maas

Spearhead Games has announced that their upcoming action-adventure game, Omensight, will launch for PC and PlayStation 4 on May 15.

The gameplay video highlights the "Omensight" mechanic, which allows players to reveal previously obtained key information as well as important NPCs on their current timeline, which will help lead them to the prevention of the world's impending destruction.

It has been stated that players who enjoyed the time-shifting aspect of Majora's Mask will also enjoy how Omensight changes the fates of all its lead characters through different timelines. Omensight is also set to feature the voice talent of Patricia Summersett (of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild).

Omensight will launch on PC and PlayStation 4 on May 15, 2018. The game can be added to Steam Wishlists, and pre-orders are now available on PlayStation 4. Both versions of Omensight will be $19.99 USD, however, PlayStation Plus members will receive a 20 percent discount as part of PlayStation's Totally Digital campaign.

Go to Infinity (and Beyond) with Thanos in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 DLC Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:20 -0400 Jonathan Moore

As the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies comes to what looks to be an exciting zenith on April 27, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is celebrating the release of Avengers: Infinity War with the launch of the "Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Character and Level Pack." Although there is no firm date for the small expansion, the DLC will be available sometime next week for $2.99. 

The main draw of the DLC will be that players will be able to control the Mad Titan Thanos himself. Taking place in a brand-new level that features Thanos and his children invading Atillan, the "Infinity War pack" will task players with taking on Black Bolt, conceivably usurping him from his throne. 

On top of that, players will find the expansion brings with it six more unlockable characters in Infinity War: Groot, Hulkbuster 2.0, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight, and Ebony Maw. 

Those interested in purchasing the "Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Character and Level Pack" can pick it up by itself or as part of the larger LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 season pass, which costs $14.99. The season pass is also included in the game's deluxe edition. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on the latest LEGO games, including Marvel Super Heroes 2, as it develops.  

God of War (2018) Guide: How to Get Smoldering Ember Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:57:03 -0400 Sergey_3847

Muspelheim Armor in God of War is one of the most efficient armors in the game. However, in order to forge this great armor, you need to collect a required amount of smoldering embers -- an item that can be obtained only in Muspelheim.

If you want to know how to get the necessary number of smoldering embers in Muspelheim, and eventually forge the desired armor, then follow our step-by-step guide below.

How to Find Smoldering Embers in God of War

Step 1: Unlock Muspelheim

In order to unlock Muspelheim, you need to collect four of seven possible Cipher pieces. These can be found in chests scattered all over the world. Below you will find the locations of these chests:

  1. Passage from Lake of Nine to Foothills
  2. Cliffs of the Raven
  3. Forgotten Caverns
  4. Witch's Cave
  5. The Mountain Summit at Mystic Gateway
  6. Alfheim
  7. Muspelheim Tower

When you collect at least four Ciphers, Atreus will be able to read them, and you will be granted with the Muspelheim Travel Rune, which unlocks the realm of Muspelheim at Tyr's Temple.

Step 2: Complete Muspelheim Trials

When you enter the Realm of Fire (Muspelheim), you can do challenges that stand in your way, which mainly consist of combat trials of various difficulties. This is the point in the game when you will start earning smoldering embers.

These challenges mostly consist of combat trials of various difficulties, so be well prepared. Some are so difficult that you will not be able to finish them. But if you already have enough embers, you can go back to Brok's Shop and forge your armor.

Here is the list of rewards for each trial:

  1. +3 Smoldering Ember and +1938 Hacksilver
  2. +5 Smoldering Ember and +1828 Hacksilver
  3. +8 Smoldering Ember and +3786 Hacksilver
  4. +8 Smoldering Ember and +1648 Hacksilver
  5. +5 Smoldering Ember and +3550 Hacksilver
  6. +8 Smoldering Ember and +1951 Hacksilver
  7. +12 Smoldering Ember and +4082 Hacksilver
  8. +12 Smoldering Ember and +1634 Hacksilver
  9. +12 Smoldering Ember and +3949 Hacksilver
  10. +15 Smoldering Ember and +5000 Hacksilver
  11. +9 Smoldering Ember and +6887 Hacksilver
  12. +9 Smoldering Ember and +6279 Hacksilver
  13. +9 Smoldering Ember and +6500 Hacksilver
  14. +9 Smoldering Ember and +7622 Hacksilver
  15. +37 Smoldering Ember and +2000 Hacksilver
  16. +20 Smoldering Ember, +3 Crest of Flame
  17. +50 Smoldering Ember, +20 Crest of Flame, +12 Greater Crest of Flame and +5 Crest of Sutr


That is all you need to know to collect smoldering embers, and for other God of War guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:

Overwatch Guide: How to Use Hanzo's Storm Arrows Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:54:35 -0400 Sergey_3847

The latest patch for Overwatch PTR replaced the infamous Hanzo ability -- Scattered Arrow. Now the bow master will be able to use a brand-new type of arrows -- Storm Arrows.

Instead of scattering the damage around, it will give Hanzo a chance to shoot six charged arrows in fast sequence. In combination with his new Leap ability, the Storm Arrow becomes highly efficient against tanks.

If you want to know how to play with Hanzo's new ability, then follow the guide below.

How to Use Storm Arrows in Overwatch

Since the speed of the arrows has been increased from 85 to 100, Hanzo can now deal a lot more damage than before.

Each arrow deals 80, which equals 480 in total. However, if you can manage headshots, then each arrow will deal 160, which totals 960 damage, which is way more than Scattered Arrow could ever do.

This means that you can kill Tracer with one, single headshot. Otherwise, you can deal six bodyshots to Orisa or Zarya and kill them that way. If Orisa activates armor, you can still kill her with a couple of headshots.

But what about Reinhardt? Sure, he can't be killed only with six bodyshots, so you'll need to manage at least one headshot after five consecutive bodyshots. If your aiming is way off and you're not doing well with headshots, then simply use melee attack on him after the full Stowm Arrow ability has been used.

The same strategy can be used against Winston. And if he activates a shield, then one fully charged Storm Arrow will be able to remove it. The same goes for D.Va and her mech.

The rest of the heroes will go down as quickly after 3-4 consecutive shots. This means that Hanzo's new Storm Arrow ability is very efficient if you have great aim.


Try to get used to the new Storm Arrow ability so you will be able to kill quickly and efficiently, and for other Overwatch guides at GameSkinny, check out the following links:

God Of War (2018) - Full List of All Odin's Ravens Locations Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:25:24 -0400 Ty Arthur

The pantheon-switching God of War reboot is quickly becoming legendary for the huge number of collectibles to be found, including those vexing green birds that squawk at Kratos from hidden perches. 

When you manage to smash one, a new labor titled The Eyes of Odin is unlocked, which tasks you with killing all of Odin's Ravens so the Allfather can't keep an eye on you. There's a whopping 51 of them across the game, and when you finally get the last little bugger, Kratos will unlock the Allfather Blinded trophy.

Keep an ear out while playing because the ravens make a distinctive bird call whenever you are close to one of these hidden collectibles! Because some areas are inaccessible until you gain new equipment or abilities and will require you to backtrack, you won't be able to grab all of them from beginning to end in this specific order.

If you don't continuously backtrack and end up missing some, however, you can go back and grab them in order after completing the game.

River Pass Raven Locations

  • 1 - The very first raven can't be acquired until much later, when you gain access to the hidden chamber of Odin to the right of the Witch's Wood. The raven is flying around in the air and will perch on the pillar.
  • 2 - Right before the bridge where you meet Brok, be on the lookout for the first raven you can get during the story. It's sitting on some rocks up above.
  • 3 - After battling the second troll, look for a raven on top of the giant rib cage.
  • 4 - After defeating the ogre, head into the stone tunnel (past the circular door) and you should hear the raven but probably won't be able to see him. He's actually sitting on the top of the stone stack and is incredibly hard to see.
  • 5 - Head to the end of the River Pass Trail to find a destroyed village and see a raven on the rooftop of the house on your right side.
  • 6 - Find the platform in the Witch's Wood where the Nornir chest is located to grab this next raven on some rocks.

Kratos looking toward the opening of a cave The impossible-to-see fourth raven axe throw location (thanks to PS4Trophies for the screenshot)

Foothills Raven Locations

  • 7 - The raven is in this area's hidden chamber at the edge of the water on the south side of the map. Look above the archway near the mystic gate.
  • 8 - After taking the elevator to the base of the mountain, check the area just behind and above to find a raven.

The Mountain Raven Locations

  • 9 - Take the door to the right of the big stag statue, and follow the trail to the spinning rune to find this raven beneath the bridge.
  • 10 - In the area near the bottom of the mountain with the elevator, head through the tunnel to the left to find this one flying around in the air. 
  • 11 - Climb up the platform with the gold chain in the section with the giant block to find a raven hiding in the wooded area.
  • 12 - Inside this area's hidden chamber, find the raven sitting on the wall to your left.

Shores of the Nine Raven Locations

  • 13 - There's only one here at the top of the Niflheim Realm Tower. The raven is found on a boat over on the right side.

Lookout Tower Raven Locations

  • 14 - Starting from the dock area, climb up the cliffs to the top platform to find a raven flying around in the air above you.

 Lookout Tower Raven

Cliffs of the Raven Locations

  • 15 - Go up the gold chain after the dead giant, and turn around to look towards the lake; you should see a raven on the rocky area.

Volunder Mines Raven Locations

  • 16 - At the dock area, go up to the mystic gateway platform and look up into the sky to see another flying raven.

Buri's Storeroom Raven Locations

  • 17 - Although it's in Buri's Storeroom, the raven can be hit from Stone Falls. Near the top of the Stone Falls area, turn the wheel and go through the gate to head toward the lake. You should see a raven on the column above, sometimes flying in circles.

Veithurgard Raven Locations

  • 18 - Look behind the left-hand wood piece set in the stone near the dragon to find this raven.
  • 19 - Push aside the lore marker to the left of the big gate to find a raven waiting on the left side.
  • 20 - Head to the island with the statue to find this raven flying up in the air.

Stone Falls Raven Locations

  • 21 - First, go across the bridge by the mystic gate, then, by the wheel crank, turn towards the cliffs to see a raven up above.

Council of Valkyries Raven Locations

  • 22 - At the entrance of the Council of Valkyries, look above at the giant wooden boat on the right. If you can't hit the raven from there, try re-positioning and aiming from the tower in Alfheim instead.

 Council Of Valkyries Raven 

Thamur's Corpse Raven Locations

  • 23 - Check the edge of the building in front of this area's mystic gateway to see a raven.
  • 24 - In the central section of this area's hidden chamber, you can find a raven in the trees.

Northri Stronghold Raven Locations

  • 25 - Land at the dock by Sindri’s and then turn around to see the raven in the air.
  • 26 - Look to the left of the ship to find a raven hiding in the water gate.

Konunsgard Raven Locations

  • 27 - After the shop in Konunsgard, head down the left path and beyond the poison mist to find a raven on the rocks behind the red chest.
  • 28 - Following the sealed doors, drop down the bridge and you should see a raven on the rocks towards the right.
  • 29 - After freeing the dragon you will see a raven that was hiding underneath (!!) the beast.
  • 30 - Inside the fortress (using the dwarven favor) go right and then turn left at the shrine. Above the red chest is another raven.
  • 31 - Take the right-hand path at the section where the dragon was tethered, and look in the rocks above the platform to find a raven hiding in the mist.

 Finding a Konunsgard raven hiding the rocks

Forgotten Caverns Raven Locations

  • 32 - From the dock near the entrance to King’s Hollow, head into the Forgotten Caverns and go up the wall. Turn around and look down and towards the right to see another raven.
  • 33 - In the Nornir chest area, another raven is sitting on top of a wood column.

Fafnir's Storeroom Raven Locations

  • 34 - Past the mystic gate, look up into the open air to see a flying raven.
  • 35 - In the more open area with a pond, look up to see a raven sitting on a tree branch.
  • 36 - Directly above the entrance to the storeroom is a perched raven.
  • 37 - When you get inside the storeroom itself, look above the platform where you have to set the stones to see the next raven.
  • 38 - When traveling back to the boat, you will see the final raven of this area up in the wood section.

Landsuther Mines Raven Locations

  • 39 - When you pass through the tight area by the entrance, climb up the wall to see a raven on the wood building.
  • 40 - Go through the tunnel from the water area and kill the enemies there to see a raven up and towards the right.

Isle Of Death Raven Locations

  • 41 - At the western beach, look for a chest and then turn around to see this area's only raven between the two cliffs.

Iron Cove Raven Locations

  • 42 - Go to the left dock from the shore and travel up the platforms. Go up the boat wreckage to your right, and then turn left to find another raven flying in the air.

 Iron Cove Raven Location

Wildwoods Raven Locations

  • 43 - This one is inside the hidden chamber and is flying up in the air by the trees.

Alfheim Raven Locations

  • 44 - At the dock by the Light Elf Sanctuary, look to the left of the marble statue to find this raven.
  • 45 - When you enter the Valkyrie section of the hidden chamber, look to the left to find another raven.

Helheim Raven Locations

  • 46 - When traveling across a long bridge, you will see a gold circle above you. Check the inside of the ring to find a raven.
  • 47 - Before the giant doors, travel up the first platform in the central area and head right; destroy a barrier to find a raven near the chest.
  • 48 - Head back to the previous area, and go up the second platform in the central section and go left. Destroy the barrier and you should see a raven near the hidden chamber.
  • 49 - Go inside the hidden chamber, but don't head to the central area like in the others. Instead, go towards the top and check the section by the window to find the raven.
  • 50 - At the bottom area with the glowing statues, go down the platform and then climb up a wall. You should see a raven to the left of the tunnel entrance.
  • 51 - In the same area with a platform, you should see a raven circling low and to the right.

Kratos in Helheim searching for Odin's Ravens Hitting the raven inside the gold circle in Helheim

Whew, that was quite the journey to get the Allfather Blinded trophy! Still need help finding the rest of the collectibles? Check out our other God Of War 2018 guides here:

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset First Look Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:23:43 -0400 Anthony Merklinger

“The land called Summerset is the birthplace of civilization and magic as we know it in Tamriel.”

Off the back of Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, ZeniMax Online Studios introduces the new chapter in the epic MMO saga: Summerset, made available with Update 18 on May 21 for PC/Mac and June 5 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You'll explore the beautiful Summerset Isle, home to the High Elves and Queen Ayrenn, and discover the looming Daedric presence that threatens all of Tamriel.

First Look

Like much of Elder Scrolls Online, Summerset succeeds in enveloping players in a believable, rich setting that offers story, depth, and challenge. The vibrant saturation evokes a fantastical world inhabited by gryphons, wisps, imps, and imposing crustaceans that invite even the most battle-hardened adventurers for an extensive encounter.

I was impressed with the characteristically Elvish castles dominating the coastlines of Summerset, including the capital, Alinor. The winding pathways, ornamentations, sculptures, engravings, and fountains provided a subliminal security from the dangers lurking beyond the walls. More importantly, the architecture's fluidity and accompanied flora added welcoming qualities to what would have otherwise been boring strongholds.

Unfortunately, as I journeyed along the stone pathways breaking into the wilderness, I wondered if Summerset was wholly homogenous. The only true breaks from the conventional fantasy-based woodlands were the coral monoliths rising along the shorelines and the ethereal pirate havens nestled in the public dungeons and delves. Nevertheless, the design quality Summerset brings to the series bears all the hallmarks of an Elder Scrolls game.

Abyssal Geysers

An exciting new feature introduced with Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is Abyssal Geysers, which hearken back to interplanar Dark Anchors used by Molag Bal. Upon defeating the lone Acolyte of Bedlam, I was thrust into several waves of crabs and other creatures from the deep employing plenty of AOE -- a common trend in Summerset. Many Abyssal Geysers take place near the water, naturally, offering a nice change of pace from the land-heavy quest chains.

Delves, Dungeons, and World Bosses

Summerset introduces six delves and two public dungeons to give players the opportunity to explore and defeat new challenging enemies, though the mechanics have remained largely the same.

With respect to world bosses, the first I encountered was Caanerin, an unassuming reindeer grazing in a meadow. When I initiated combat, however, I realized Caanerin set the tone for the remaining challenges on Summerset in what proved to be an AOE-intensive fight. Most, if not all, world bosses on Summerset are highly mobile and require players to dodge a series of debilitating attacks to survive. Still, I managed to down a few with the help of another player.

World Bosses:

  • Caanerin
  • Keelsplitter
  • Queen of the Reef
  • Haeliata
  • Nagravia
  • B’Korgen

New Trial: Cloudrest

Cloudrest, a city besieged by the Sea Sload Z’Maja, underscores the importance of team coordination and reflects the tone of previous trials in Elder Scrolls -- dark and foreboding. The associated quest further complements the fantasy of Summerset, which makes the chapter feel complete without gaps in the overarching design.

Note: While the trial bosses can be defeated in any order, groups can skip to the final boss and take them all on at once.


Update 18 brings two new dwellings to the stronghold roster: the Alinor Crest Townhouse and the Colossal Aldmeri Grotto. The townhouse features nine rooms across three floors with an accompanying terrace. The architecture parallels the Elven castles on Summerset, offering a quiet, upscale retreat.

Conversely, players residing in the grotto can enjoy the comforts of a standard Aldmeri ship docked in a pool of water and flanked by shipwrecks and Elven ruins. The area provides more space with natural surroundings but fails to include the epic grotto environments featured in the new PvE areas.  

Psijic Order

Similar to the Fighters and Mages Guilds in Elder Scrolls, the Psijic Order introduces a new storyline, rank system, and skill tree (five active abilities, five passive abilities, and one ultimate ability) to influence time. The Psijic Order is located on the island of Artaeum and can be unlocked by completing the first story quest: The Queen’s Decree.


Existing players can visit the new chapter by using the Shimmerine Wayshrine, located left of Auridon. Those starting out can experience Summerset starting at level 1 and play through a new tutorial and game introduction with the benefit of One Tamriel’s level balancing. (Be sure to indicate your desired tutorial playthrough following character creation.) Completion of Summerset’s main storyline will lead directly back to the core content.


From world bosses and enemy NPCs to strongholds and the Crystal Tower, the design of Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset feels consistent. The new chapter can offer exciting opportunities for players new and old, but the homogenous landscape may lessen the emotional impact of the region’s questlines.

New features included with Update 18:

  • PvP improvements and additions
  • Crown store gifting
  • Daily login rewards
  • Assorted balance changes and performance improvements
  • Battlegrounds moving to base game
  • New jewelry-crafting skill line to make custom rings and necklaces


Be sure to check back with GameSkinny for more news on the official release of Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset!

Overwatch Class Guide Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:22:58 -0400 TopFragging

Within Overwatch there are four classes (or roles): Offensive, Defensive, Tank and Support. Each class has a specific role or objective within the team, such as poking, healing, tanking, picking, etc.

The guide below offers an explanation of each class, the heroes that make them up, and the best way to optimize your playtime and potentially help you improve, whether it be to gain Elo, build game knowledge, or just generally improve your overall skill.

Note: This class guide is not a concrete tutorial on exactly which character to pick in a given round, as a defensive character is still a key member of the team even on the offensive phase, for instance.



Genji - McCree - Pharah - Reaper - Soldier 76 - Sombra - Tracer - Doomfist

These characters share certain goals, such as clearing an objective, securing kills, and being a general pain in the ass; however, they all have some defining characteristics which make them effective and enjoyable in their own right.

Offensive characters typically tend to be more “lone wolf” and therefore have kits that allow them to be quite self-sufficient and to escape danger quickly with their advanced mobility. They often aim to assassinate or pick off squishy enemies, whether they be healers or other offensive threats. If you're wanting to carry your team with a glass cannon, then the Offensive role is a good starting point.

Although they dish out high damage, be aware that they have low health pools and thus can be easily killed. For example, with her measly 150 HP, Tracer can be killed in one shot by a well-placed headshot or Hanzo scatter arrow. This makes abilities such as Reaper's Wraith Form, Solider 76’s Biotic Field, Tracer's Recall, Pharah’s Jump Jet, Genji’s Deflect, and Sombra's Translocator very useful at allowing these characters to escape sticky situations and keep that respawn screen at bay.

Keep an eye out for potential threats at all times, and do whatever it takes to stay alive. This may be easier said than done, as I have personally found the Offensive class and some of its characters to be typically hard to master.



Bastion - Hanzo - Junkrat - Mei - Torbjörn - Widowmaker

The defensive class has the highest overall damage output in the game. They excel, as suggested by the name, at protecting areas and objectives from the opposing team. This is done by setting up traps and other deployables, such as Torbjörn’s Turrets, Junkrat’s Steel Trap, and Widowmaker's Venom Mine. Simply waiting for the right time to strike and being well-positioned are key with these characters because, unlike the Offensive class, these characters possess little mobility but a slightly larger health pool.

The Defensive class is more efficient and better supported when playing from the back and staying behind your tanks rather than taking the fight straight to the enemy. However, do not be deterred: An experienced player can still dominate the attacking round with a Defensive hero, as they are functional and effective in more areas than people think.

This class best suits players who prefer to stick with the team and engage in team fights; however, you can still rack up kills and get that gold medal if you're well-positioned and thinking ahead.



D.Va - Orisa - Reinhardt - Roadhog - Winston - Zarya

The tank class is a key component to the team, and playing without one could make the game incredibly hard. I would suggest that you are able to confidently play at least one tank well as they are always welcomed within the team. The way that I see the Tank class is that it is split into two groups: Offensive and Defensive.

The Offensive tanks -- such as Roadhog, Zarya, and potentially D.Va -- are better at the attacking stage of the game. They boast high damage but offer little support to the team, they still excel in 1v1 situations even against Offensive heroes, and they can easily carry a game with the right team and good coordination.

The Defensive tanks, however -- such as Reinhardt, Winston, and Orisa -- are better at supporting their team. They offer higher-damage shields, and their kits consist of more crowd-control abilities that, if combined with other team members, can be devastating in a fight. They have the highest health pools, but without a sufficient healer, a player new to the Tank class may struggle (unless it's Roadhog because, well, he is a one-man apocalypse).

Lucio and Mercy


Ana - Lucio - Mercy - Symmetra - Zenyatta - Moira - Brigitte

Finally onto the most underrated and least favored yet most important class in the game. The Support class can be considered the backbone of any team; they primarily tend to focus on healing your team and keeping them in the fight.

Playing a Support is a tough gig. Trying to keep the whole team sustained and utilizing that game-changing Ultimate takes a smart approach, and mastering a Support hero will make you a necessary member of any team. Just be prepared not to be thanked and to always be told you're trash because that Tracer thinks it's your fault for not healing her when she goes 1v6.


Hopefully this guide to each of the four classes in Overwatch has been helpful. What are your thoughts on the roles, and do you have any suggestions or insights that we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments, and stick with GameSkinny for all things Overwatch!

God Of War (2018) Complete Shrine Locations Guide Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:21:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

Sony wants you to worship at the altar of God of War so badly that they commissioned a painter to craft a 50-foot-tall shrine to the game in Berlin! After having finally played the game, I can't say I disagree with that enthusiasm.

That's not the only God of War shrine around, though, as there are 11 Jotnar shrines scattered across the game that tell the epic history of the world's mighty giants. 

Having trouble finding them all? This guide will show how to find all 11 God of War shrines to make this quest a bit easier on Kratos and his tag-a-long son.

Wildwoods Shrine

After solving the first puzzle where you lift the chain and then freeze the gears with your axe, head left (which will prompt your son to yell at you that the deer went the other direction) and climb up the chain. Go up the stairs and smash the wall to the find the Sköll and Hati shrine.

Wildwoods Jotnar Shrine in God of War Wildwoods Jotnar Shrine (thanks to HarryNinetyFour for the screenshot)

The Riverpass Shrine

In the section with the Nornir chest and the two-part bridge (found by climbing down the chain after jumping down the ledge), head to the left and jump up a ledge. Keep to the left along the corridor and you should find the Hrungnir shrine.

The location of the Riverpass Shrine Riverpass Shrine Location

Veithurgard Shrine

In the area with the bare-bones wooden structures, head up the stone steps to where the dragon is located and hang a left. Keep going left so that you cross underneath two bridges, and then head right up some stone steps.

Keep following the path until you jump across to a stone bridge and see a big, sealed temple door. Break the seals, and just inside you should see the Skadi shrine.

coming upon the Veithurgard shrine Veithurgard Shrine Location

Path to the Mountain Shrine

After throwing open the big double doors and climbing down a wood ladder, cross the bridge and hang a left. Break through the wall with your axe to find the Ymir shrine.

Kratos standing in front of the Path to the Mountain shrine Path to the Mountain Shrine Location

Shores of Nine/Cliffs of the Raven Shrine

Traveling across the Lake of Nine bridge, head through the giant black doors (with the glowing purple runes up above) and take a left. Jump over the broken stones to find the Jörmungandr shrine.

God of War's Shores of the Nine shrine Shores of the Nine Shrine Location

Alfheim Shrine

Directly in front of the Temple of Light, go down the right-hand stone path to easily find the Groa shrine sitting at the bottom of the stairs.

Kratos standing before the Alfheim Shrine Alfheim Shrine Location

Lookout Tower Shrine

When you land your boat and have to climb up several sets of stone cliffs, eventually you will zipline down a rope with your axe. The Thrym shrine is right after you land and before you continue down the path.

Atreus and Kratos at the Lookout Tower shrine Lookout Tower Shrine Location

Tyr's Temple Shrine

Inside Tyr's Temple, you will have to shift a metal control on the ground to take the elevator down to a lower level. When you reach the bottom, turn around to find the Bergelmir shrine directly behind you.

God of War's Tyr's Temple Shrine Tyr's Temple Shrine Location

Thamur's Corpse Shrine

At the north end of the Lake of the Nine area, you can use the magic chisel to open a double-door hidden chamber. Just inside those doors you will see the Thamur shrine.

Thamur's Corpse as a shrine Thamur's Corpse Shrine Location

Konunsgard Shrine

You will need to have the Hail to the King dwarven favor to find the Starkadr shrine. After using the favor to enter the stronghold, go up the stairs and take a right to see the shrine.

hte Konunsgard Shrine in God of War Konunsgard Shrine Location

Muspelheim Shrine

After collecting the four cyphers to gain access to Muspelheim, just to the left of the mystic gateway stands the final Surtr shrine to complete this quest.

Reading the final shrine unlocks The Truth trophy (which is currently rated as Ultra Rare but will likely drop down as more players find them all).

Kratos coming up to the Muspelheim Shrine at twilight Muspelheim Shrine Location

Still on the hunt for more of the collectibles in this Nordic reboot of the beloved Playstation franchise? Check out our other God of War 2018 guides here:

God of War (2018) Guide: Nornir Puzzle Chest Locations and Solutions Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:54:39 -0400 Jonathan Moore

There are tons of different chests to collect in God of War's first outing on the PS4. Many of them will contain hacksilver, while others will contain runes. However, others, called Nornir Chests, will contain upgrades for Kratos, such as health and rage boosts. You'll want to take advantage of these upgrades because they'll make your journey a whole lot easier. 

Each of these coffers is well-hidden and locked behind a set of runes (or seals) that act like small puzzles. To unlock Nornir Chests, you'll need to break the three seals locking each and every one of them. Some runes will be easy to find, while others will take some ingenuity to destroy. 

This guide will show you how to find each chest, as well as where to find each and every rune-covered seal. 

Wildwoods: 1 Nornir Chest

#1: After Your First Battle (Health Upgrade)

Once you've defeated your first set of Draugr in the Wildwoods, head straight ahead. Go past the life stone on the ground and toward the blocked passage in front of you. Break through the wood to find this Nornir chest. 

Seal 1: As you walk into the alcove, the first rune seal is immediately to your right -- on the other side of the stairs. Throw your ax to break it. 

Seal 2: The second rune is to the right of the chest, sitting against the wall. 

Seal 3: The third rune is on the left-hand side of the room in a stone sarcophagus. 

River Pass + Witch's Cave: 5 Nornir Chests

#1 After the Revenant (Health Upgrade)

Just like with the first artifact in this area, it will take you a while to get to the first Nornir chest in the River Pass. After you fight the Revenant, who will come after the Heavy Draugr, climb up to the second story and turn right. Straight ahead you'll see the chest among some debris. 

Note: If you turn left instead of right, you'll find a shrine. 

Seal 1: In the top right-hand corner when facing the chest.

Seal 2: Turn around and look upward. To the left of the bridge in the distance (not the one closest to you) and past the chain, you'll see a second rune. 

Seal 3: Lower the bridge closest to you and go across. Once you cross over, stop and look up and left. The third rune seal is in an alcove there. 

#2: After the Spiked Ceiling Puzzle (Rage Upgrade)

Upon completing the spiked ceiling puzzle (and after Atreus joins you on the other side), turn around and climb on the spike contraption. Look right and find the chest. 

Seal 1: Turn around from the chest and see the rune seal on a rock. 

Seal 2: From 1, turn left and look up. 

Seal 3: This one is a bit tricky. From 2, look left again and see the blue wisps of the seal behind a beam. Raise the platform you're on to get a good angle from which to throw your ax. 

#3: After the Sand Puzzle and Troll Fight (Health Upgrade)

Once you've completed the sand puzzle, you'll go through a cavern and fight a troll on the other side. Defeat him and look to the left of the area. At the edge you'll find this chest. The seals here are bells, and you must ring them in quick succession to open it. 

Bell 1: Just above the chest. 

Bell 2: Look left and up. This bell is right behind you on the cliff overlooking the waterfall. 

Bell 3: From the chest, go right and through the giant's bones. Straight ahead, across the area, the third bell sits atop a rock. 

The easiest method is to hit the bells in this order: 3,1,2. You'll only have a few seconds to strike each bell. You'll get an Idunn Apple for your troubles. 

#4: In the Witch's Cave (Cannot Reach on First Visit)

This chest can be found in the witch's cave after you beat the nightmares. From the bridge, turn around and look toward the back of the area (toward the witch's house). Down below, you'll see the chest in the water. 

You can't get this chest yet, though. You can revisit when Atreus can build bridges. 

#5: Exiting the Cave Through the Well (Cannot Reach on First Visit)

Since you'll also need Atreus to get you across the water in the cave, you won't be able to exit through the well the first time you visit this area. But once you can reach the chest, you'll need the Winds of Hei to open it. We'll update this guide with a screenshot and steps when we access this area. 

Foothills: 1 Nornir Chest

#1: After Meeting Sindri

Eventually, you'll meet Brok's brother, Sindri. After speaking with him, leave his camp and go straight ahead. Enemies will spawn and a protracted conflict will ensue. Once you've defeated all of the enemies, head up the hill and go right. In the back of the area, you'll find this Nornir chest. 

To open it, you'll need to align each of three turnable poles to the runes on the chest. It does matter which poles show which runes since each pole doesn't have all of the runes carved into them. Here's what you need to do: 

Pole 1: Directly to the left of the chest. This one should be turned to the "squiggly" symbol

Pole 2: Turn around and go back down the hill. Turn left, and you'll see this pole nestled in the cliff just above eye level. This one should be turned to the "P" symbol

Pole 3: Turn right and follow the path around to the fallen tree. This pole will be mostly obscured by the poisonous fog. Throw your ax at the fog pole to reveal the rune. This one should be turned to the backward "B" symbol

Alfheim: 4 Nornir Chests

#1: Light Elf Sanctuary (Health Upgrade)

After defeating the enemies on the beach at Light Elf Sanctuary, follow the path until it forks. Take a left and you'll come to the area pictured above. The Nornir Chest is inside the shelter. 

There are no runes on the bells in this area, but the sequence to open the chest is this: 

  1. The bell above the doorway
  2. Turn left and ring the third bell
  3. Turn left and ring the sixth bell 

Inside the chest you'll find an Idunn Apple.

Note: If you don't know how to get to Light Elf Sanctuary, turn right as soon as you enter the Lake of Light. Go all the way to the end. Then turn right and follow the channel around. You'll find the shore and can dock there. 

#2: Ringed Temple Trench (Health Upgrade)

After you enter the Ringed Temple, prepare yourself for a fight against the Dark Elves. Once you've defeated them, continue along the trench on the left side. Eventually, you'll come across the next Nornir Chest nestled in the wall. 

Go to the right side and activate the wheel so that the middle section in front of you descends. Throw your ax to cement it into place. 

  • Seal 1: Drop down. Across the platform in front of you. 
  • Seal 2: Turn around. On the wall behind the wheel. 

Now climb back up and turn the wheel all the down so that both pieces of the floor (the middle part and the part you're standing on) descend. Throw your ax to cement it into place. 

  • Seal 3: Turn around. Climb up the ledge to find it nestled in the wall. 

You'll get an Idunn Apple for all your efforts. 

#3 Ringed Temple Sealed Doors (Rage Upgrade)

When you reach the Ringed Temple proper, the blue doors in front of you will be locked. Before continuing with the story, turn left and follow the steps downward. At the bottom, turn right, and you'll see a gate with two nodes, one holding it shut and the other hanging from the ceiling behind. Throw your axe and destroy both at the same time. 

Once the gate is open, you'll need to ring three bells in quick succession. 

  • Bell 1: At the end of the corridor above the chest. 
  • Bell 2: To the left of the gate, nestled in the wall. 
  • Bell 3: Behind you, turned at an angle. 

There's no easy way to open this chest other than being fast. We found that the sequence 3,2,1 was most effective. Claim your Horn of Bloodmead.

#4: At the Gate (Rage Upgrade)

After Atreus receives the ability to build light bridges, you'll eventually make it back to the temple's main doors, the ones you could not near Nornir Chest 3. But don't go through the doors just yet! Instead, turn around and place the crystal in the socket under the shelter. 

Once the light bridge is created, climb to the top to find the fourth Nornir Chest. Opening this one is another test of speed and accuracy. 

  • Bell 1: Inside the shelter, just above the chest.
  • Bell 2: Above the stairs on the right (where you climbed up). 
  • Bell 3: Outside the window on the opposite side of Bell 2.

A Horn of Bloodmead will be inside. 

The Mountain: 2 Nornir Chests

#1 Inside the Mountain (Rage Upgrade)

After you complete the light puzzle when you first enter the mountain (where the deer god sits on the throne), a passageway will open on the right-hand side of the room. Go through and the follow the path. After fighting the Revanant, climb up the ledge and defeat all of the Draugr. 

From the ledge you originally climbed to get into this area, go left. Have Atreus create a lightbridge and go up it. You'll find this Nornir Chest there. And like the chest in the Foothills, you'll need to align runes on three turnable poles. 

Pole 1: At the foot of the bridge to your right. This pole should show the "R" symbol.

Pole 2: Go to the ledge you climbed to get in this area. Look up and left to find it nestled on the cliff above. This pole should show the "B" symbol. 

Pole 3: Drop down off the ledge from Pole 2 and turn immediately right. This pole should show the "N" symbol. 

You'll be rewarded with a Horn of Bloodmead

#2: After Getting Shock Arrows, Where Hel-Walkers Worship (Health Upgrade)

After finding Artifact 3 at the bridge, and using the sap bucket there to make a new path, you'll pass a alcove covered in sap. It won't have a crystal to shoot. 

However, move toward the Hel-Walkers worshiping ahead. You'll they are worshiping the next Nornir Chest. Defeat them and use the sap dispenser to open the alcove that was previously locked (there is also a Shrine in the alcove). 

Seal 1: In the room with the shrine. Turn right and look up. 

Seal 2: Go back to the room with the sap dispenser and use the sap to lower the bridges. As you cross the bridge, look right. There is an opening with the Seal inside. 

Seal 3: After defeating the enemies across the bridge, use the wheel to raise the bridge to the next level. Freeze the gears next to it. Go up the bridge and look right. The Seal is along the wall. 

You will receive an Idunn Apple for your efforts. 

Lake of Nine: 4 Nornir Chests

#1: Lookout Tower's Spike Trap (Health Upgrade)

Go to the end of Tyr's Bridge (toward the Foothills) and take a right. Drop down and head straight. After a few steps you'll see a Nornir Chest on your left. You'll need to ring three bells to open this one -- but they're stuck behind three spike traps. To lower the spikes, hit the turnable pole above the chest. 

Bell 1: To the  left of the turnable pole. 

Bell 2: Up and right of the Nornir Chest. 

Bell 3: Right of Bell 2. 

Claim your Idunn Apple

#2: On the Shore at Forgotten Caverns (Health Upgrade)

You really can't miss this Nornir Chest. You'll see it on the shore as soon as you dock at Forgotten Caverns. Take out the enemies first, then head to the left to find the seals. They're all in one place this time, but the puzzle is a bit different. 

The seals are on a individual rotating arms. Hit one, and all of the arms spin. Hit another, and the arms spin faster. You only have a few seconds to hit all of them, so the best sequence is: Bottom, Middle, Top or Top, Middle, Bottom. 

Hitting the middle seal second stops all of the seals from spinning. Complete the puzzle and open the chest to get an Idunn Apple

#3: Light Elf Outpost After Water Descends Second Time

After the water in the Lake of Nine descends a second time, Light Elf Outpost will be revealed. It's to the left of Helheim Tower -- the area with the ruins in the water. There's a Level 5 Troll on the island, as well as a handful of high-level poison enemies. 

Defeat your adversaries and look to the left of the gate. Smash the boards to reveal a crystal. Create a light bridge up to the chest. 

Seal 1: Look toward the cliff behind the chest. The seal is a t eye level on the opposite side of the ruins. 

Seal 2: From the chest, turn right. Go through the gate and stop. Turn right again and look out to the broken bridge in the water. The seal is on the column closest to you. 

Seal 3: From there, go left and down the path. Follow it all the way around -- until you can either climb up the wall or down the chain. The seal will be nestled in the gate wall in front of you. 

#4: Cliffs of the Raven Using Winds of Hel

Another area that will be revealed after the water in the Lake of Nine descends a second time. Dock at the new landing at the Cliffs of the Raven. Make your way around the path, and you'll eventually come to the Nornir Chest naturally. To destroy the seals, you'll need to clear out the growth found here, as well as use the Winds of Hel to select the correct runes. 

Note: To select the runs on the pillars around the area, activate each pillar with the Winds of Hel and let the runes rotate. When the rune you want appears, remove the Winds of Hel from the node to another node. That final step will lock the rune into place

Seal 1: To the right of the chest up on the highest cliff. Should show the "R" symbol. 

Seal 2: To the right of the chest, but on the same level as the chest. Should show the sideways "N" symbol. 

Seal 3: To the left of the chest, up on the cliff. Should show the "P" symbol. 

Fafnir's Storeroom: 1 Nornir Chest

#1: The Forest Area Before the Storeroom (Rage Upgrade)

After passing Sidnir, you'll crawl through a cliff and exit in a forest area. As you make your way up from the crawlspace, you can find a Raven perched on a branch in the stream (on the left side, before you climb the first ledge). 

Continuing forward, you'll encounter Reavers. Defeat them and look to the right side of the area for the Nornir Chest. The seals for this chest are once again bells. 

Bell 1: Directly above the chest. 

Bell 2: Up and to the right of the chest. 

Bell 3: Above the waterfall at the far end of the area. 

The reward for opening this Nornir Chest is a Horn of Bloodmead

Helheim: 1 Nornir Chest

#1: After You Get the "Round 2" Trophy (Rage Upgrade)


When you return to Helheim, go straight ahead and look down. This Nornir Chest is below on the right-hand side of the screen. You can't get this one quite yet, but follow the story path for a few more minutes, and you'll be able to nab it. 

Eventually, you'll come to a ship. But instead of boarding it and continuing your journey, follow the path. You'll end up at the Nornir Chest. 

Seal 1: There's a giant block to the right of the chest. Move it halfway out and then step into the gap to the left. The back of the block will be open and the seal will be inside. 

Seal 2: Move the block all the way out. This seal is behind the block. 

Seal 3: Climb the block after moving it completely out. Look to the right of the chest. The seal is on the pillar in the water. 

Tyr's Temple: 1 Nornir Chest

#1: Behind the Spiked Traps in Tyr's Vault (Symbol of Bounty)

As you move through the story, you'll come to Tyr's Vault. The security here is intense and stands in your way. The main hall has three concentric rings that require you to use Hel's Wind to get past. Each time opens a new area of challenges. 

When you use Hel's Wind on the second ring, you'll open two doors. The one on your right will have a Nornir Chest, which is pretty hard to miss. 

Seal 1: In the room with the wheel. Turn around from the wheel to find it nestled in the wall behind you. 

Seal 2: Go into the room with the spiked traps coming down from the ceiling. Look on the right arm of the first trap. 

Seal 3: Go to the Nornir Chest and turn around. The seal is in a small hole at the bottom of the first spiked contraption. 

Veithurgard: 1 Nornir Chest

#1:  To the Left of the Dragon on a Cliff

Go to the dragon tether and turn left. Continue up the path past the bridge and through the Stonehenge-like worship area. Turn right, up the steps, and right again. Climb up the small ledge and the Veithurgard chest will be straight ahead on the cliff. 

Seal 1: As you approach the chest, turn right as you get to the doorway. The seal will be in the wall. 

Seal 2: Continue past the chest until you get to the small bridge. Turn right and the seal is nestled in the rocks. 

Seal 3: Continue from the last seal and turn right when the path branches. Go to the end of the path, which overlooks the water. The last seal is out in the rocks. 

Konunsgard: 1 Nornir Chest 

#1: After Collecting the Mythic Items

The Nornir Chest at Konunsgard is by far the most intensive chest to find in all of God of War. It requires that you complete all of the Dwarven side quests presented to you by Brok and Sindri. Then(!), you'll still have to go through the entire area before getting to it. 

However, after you've acquired the three mythic items you're tasked with retrieving, you'll come across a balcony on your path back. The Nornir Chest will be there. To activate the seals, you'll need the Winds of Hel and quick reflexes. 

  1. Activate the blank rune with the Winds of Hel
  2. Remove the winds when the rune is still blank to activate it
  3. Spin the other bell with the Winds of Hel
  4. Hit the stationary bell
  5. Throw the ax to hit the other two bells

Performing all of those steps should open the Nornir Chest for you. Finish the quest and get the Like Oil and Water trophy for completing all of Brok and Sindri's side quests. 


God of War is a huge game, there's not doubt about that. There are tons of collectibles to find along your journey. From artifacts to shrines and Odin's Ravens, make sure to check out our other God of War guides while you're here. 

God of War (2018) Guide: All Artifact Locations Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:14:14 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Like other games in the series, God of War on the PS4 has various collectibles strewn about the world for you to collect. As you travel through the various regions of Midgard, you'll come across Artifacts that will help you complete Labors (in-game mini quests) and that you can use to upgrade your ax or sell to vendors for money later on. Some are in plain view, some are hidden, and some are found on dead bodies. 

There are 45 Artifacts to collect in God of War. This guide will tell you where to find all of them, as well as provide screenshots to show you exactly where they can be found. In my playthrough, I picked several Artifacts up before taking screenshots, but they will be in the places highlighted in the pictures below. Once you find them all, you will get the Curator trophy

Let's get started. 

Wildwoods: Lost and Found (4 Artifacts)

Lost and Found #1: Backyard

Right after you tell Atreus to begin hunting deer, he'll set off toward a wooden gate in the back yard of your home. As you go toward it, you will pass between a rock and a cliff on the right-hand side of the area. Look against the cliff and you find will the first Artifact. 

Lost and Found #2: First Set of Stone Stairs

Shortly after you pass through the wooden gate mentioned above, you'll come to an area that has a set of stone stairs in it. The second Artifact can be found just to the left of the stairs. It's in the open. 

Lost and Found #3: Down the Chain by the Waterfall

Go up the stairs and cross the bridge. Here you'll have your first battle. Defeat the Draugr and proceed forward toward the life stone in front of you. Take a right and climb the cliffs straight ahead (the waterfall will be on your left). 

Once on top of the cliff, you'll see a chain to your right. Climb down that and defeat the wolves below. Turn left and you'll find this Artifact to the right of the fallen tree next to a bucket

Lost and Found #4: In the Ruins

Eventually, you will come to some ruins. You'll cross another broken bridge and go down some stairs. There, you'll fight another cadre of Draugr. After you've dispatched them, go to the door with the life gem in front of it. Go through that door and fight the wolves and Draugr outside. 

Look along the right cliff face and you'll find the last Artifact. 

River Pass + Witch's Cave: Faces of Magic (9 Artifacts)

Faces of Magic #1: After the Reavers

It'll be quite a long time before you come across this Artifact. You'll find Nornir chests and Lengedary chests along the way. But when you fight your first true human adversaries -- reavers -- you're close. 

Defeat them and climb up the chain. Cross over the gap along the wall (you'll shimmy across), and once on the other side, use the chain on that side to climb down into the opening you just crossed. 

Go straight ahead and follow the path to the end. The collectible is on the dead body. 

Faces of Magic #2: Past Brok on the Bridge

From the first Artifact, go back the way you came and climb up. Go to the bridge, help Brok cross, and defeat the enemies. Then, with Brok's shop in front of you, take the path to the right

Go all the way to the end and drop down along the right. This collectible will be on the dead body there. 

Faces of Magic #3: After the Ceiling Puzzle

Right after you escape the deadly ceiling puzzle, the third Artifact will be right in front of you. You can find it on the dead body against the right-hand wall. 

Faces of Magic #4: After the Cutscene with Atreus

Right after the last collectible, you'll boost Atreus up over a ledge and a cutscene will begin on the cliff side. After this cutscene ends, turn left to find this Artifact at the edge of the area. 

Faces of Magic #5: Inside the Sand Puzzle Cave

After you solve the sand puzzle, go into the cave and turn left at the fork. Climb up the ledge. The collectible is in the puddle between the runes. 

Face of Magic #6: In the Ruined Village

Not long after exiting the cave, you'll come to a ruined village. There is a hut to the far left of the area that is on fire. Look behind that house to find this Artifact on a dead Centurion. 

Faces of Magic #7: In the Witch's Cave Beneath the Bridge

After entering the witch's cave and defeating the nightmares, go into the corridor to the left of the pulsating red door. Drop down and push the huge pallet of rocks into the water to your left. Jump across. You'll find this Artifact on the dead body. 

Faces of Magic #8: Climb out of the Well in the Witch's Cave (Cannot Find on First Visit)

To climb out of the well, you'll need to have access to Atreus' sap burning ability. But when you revisit the Witch's Cave later and exit through the well behind the red sap gate, you will find this Artifact down the path and on the right -- just before the opening into the grotto area

#9: Continue Across the Grotto and Up the Cliff with the Chain (Cannot Find on First Visit)

This Artifact is further into the grotto from Artifact 8. As you continue down the path, you'll come into the grotto field. After fighting a handful of enemies, look for the chain on the far side of the area. Once at the top, the collectible will be on the left side of the path. Be wary -- there are two Heavy Draugr here. 

Alfheim: Spoils of War (6 Artifacts)

Spoils of War #1: Light Elf Shore Broken Road

When you first land on Light Elf shore, you'll need to take care of a few enemies before you can start finding collectibles. But once you've rid yourself of the vermin, face the boat and look left. On the other side of the wall shown above, you'll find a broken road. The first artifact in Alfheim is there. 

If you don't already know how to get to Light Elf Shore, you can reach when entering the Lake of Light by turning left and hugging the coast. 

Spoils of War #2: Light Elf Sanctuary Cliff

This artifact will take a moment to get because it's on a cliff that's unreachable until you go through the entire area (don't worry, the area isn't large). Dispatch the enemies and follow the path from the beach straight ahead. When it forks left and right, go right through the gate held together by the nodes. 

Tip: To get through the nodes, throw your ax through the bottom portion of the gate. Then turn the handle and recall your ax as the gate lifts. The throw your ax to destroy the top node. 

Once through the gate, go right along the path. You'll need to break a few more nodes on your way, but you'll eventually come to a cliff overlooking the beach where you began. Clear the nodes here to reveal the second artifact. 

Note: If you don't know how to get to Light Elf Sanctuary, just get in the boat from Light Elf Shore and go right as far as you can. Then turn right and follow the channel around. You'll find the shore and can dock there. 

Spoils of War #3: Ringed Temple Trench -- Restoring the Bridges

The first big objective you'll have when entering The Ringed Temple Trench will be reactivating the bridges. It will take time to do this, so be patient, but you'll eventually come to a platform that has Legendary Chest and a node you must freeze to free the light.

An Ancient will spawn and fight you, but once you've dispatched him, turn your back to the chest and the node -- and look to the left of the area. On the platform there, you'll find the third artifact. 

Spoils of War #4: Return to the Trench in the Dark

It won't be until you try to leave Alfheim's Ringed Temple for good that you'll find another artifact (it's a good 30 minutes or so from the Artifact 3, so don't worry). Once you reach the top of the Ringed Temple and realize your boat is nowhere to found, you'll need to descend into the temple's first area again. 

As soon as the elevator gets to the bottom, turn right and go into the room there. You'll find Artifact 4 on a dead body in the room. 

Spoils of War #5: Further Into the Dark

Move into the main area of the Ringed Temple to fight a Revenant in the dark. Once you've defeated him, go into the room on the left and remove the crystal from the ceiling. After your fight with the Draugr, this Artifact will be in the top corner cell. 

Spoils of War #6: Use the Wheel to Lower the Floor Again

If you're getting all of the collectibles in God of War, you would have most likely already gotten the Nornir Chest in the main area of the Ringed Temple. Go to the wheel that lowers the floor and lower both sides. Go through the room straight across from you. 

When you enter the room with the wheel, the cells will now be open. Defeat the Draugr and find Artifact 6 in the room directly across from the wheel. 

The Mountain -- Bottoms Up (6 Artifacts)

Bottoms Up #1: Inside the Mountain: After First Revenant

After you've beaten the first Revenant, climb up the ledge and dispatch the Draugr here. After you've done that, go to the far side of the area (away from the Nornir Chest) and break through the brittle wood along the wall. 

You'll open a room with a table in it. Behind the table is a Centurion and an Artifact. 

Bottoms Up #2: After Pushing the Large Cart in the Mining Area

Eventually, you'll reach a mining area. To ascend the mountain, you'll need to activate the lift -- but as expected, the lift breaks. You'll need to find another way. 

As you explore, you'll come across a large cart. Push ahead to your destination. But before leaving completely, make sure to check inside the the room that's now exposed. Inside you'll find the second Artifact. 

Bottoms Up #3: At the Bucket, After You Get Shock Arrows 

After you get shock arrows, you'll continue your ascent. After leaving Sidnir's shop, you'll come upon a wooden structure tangled in roots that sits at the end of a bridge. Remove the roots with shock arrows. 

There will be a wheel here to raise and lower a bucket full of sap. Look behind the bucket for this collectible. 

Bottoms Up #4: At the Summit, to the Left of the Blocked Doors

Once you reach the summit, you will be met with blocked doors. You'll have to climb up the side to continue. But before doing that, go left

Just when the path begins to turn right, take another left. There, leaned against a rock, you'll find a Centurion with this collectible. 

Bottoms Up #5: Inside Mining Area Behind Red Sap Door (Cannot Find on First Visit)

When you return to the large open mining area in the Mountain, turn left as you enter. Destroy the red sap door. Inside, you'll find a chest and the artifact. 

Bottoms Up #6: Right on Your Path to the Summit

From Artifact 5, continue your journey to the summit. It will be some time before you reach the next Artifact, so don't worry. 

Eventually, you'll fight a Frost Ancient. After defeating him, continue along the path and climb up the ledge. Directly in front of you will be a scroll and the Artifact. The body is on the edge of the precipice. 

Lake of Nine -- Abandon Ship (9 Artifacts)

For these Artifacts, we'll start with Tyr's Bridge and then move clockwise around the Lake of Nine to make things easier. We would suggest grabbing all of these -- as well as the Lengendary Chests and Nornir Chests found here -- before speaking to the World Serpent. After speaking with Jormungandr, the water levels in the Lake of Nine will decrease, making the exact steps in this guide very difficult to follow. 

Abandon Ship #1: Tyr's Bridge, After Leaving Brok's Shop

Leave Brok's shop. With the doors behind you, turn left and head toward the staircase leading down. At the bottom, you'll find a dead Centurion with this collectible. 

Abandon Ship #2: Lookout Tower's Spike Trap

You can get to Lookout Tower by going to the end of Tyr's Bridge and turning right. Once you're on the shore, you'll notice both an Artifact and a Nornir chest. The artifact will be in a spike trap, as will be the three seals for the Nornir chest. 

Look above the Nornir chest, and you'll see a turnable pole. Throw your ax at it to lower the spikes and get the Artifact (and reveal the chest's bell seals). 

Abandon Ship #3: Atop Nilfheim Tower

Take the boat to Nilfheim Tower (again moving clockwise on the Lake of Nine map). Exit and take the elevator up. the Artifact will be on a corpse next to a Mystic Gateway. 

Abandon Ship #4: Behind the Rock Outcropping at the Isle of Death

Dock the boat and climb to the top of the cliff. Defeat the enemies here, and then look back to where you originally climbed up. To the right, you'll see an outcropping of rocks. Inside will be a red container. Blow this up with your ax to reveal the Artifact. 

Abandon Ship #5: On the Cliff at Forgotten Caverns

This area of the Lake of Nine has a lot going on: You can get an Artifact, a Legendary Chest, a Raven, and a Nornir Chest here. But let's focus on the Artifact. 

Once you dock, defeat the enemies. Go right and climb the chain to get on top of the cliff. Turn left. You'll see a Legendary chest and to the left, sitting against a rock, you'll also see the Artifact. 

Abandon Ship #6: Atop Helheim Tower

Super easy. Take the elevator to the top and turn right. 

Abandon Ship #7: Atop Alfheim Tower

Another easy one. Take the elevator up and look straight ahead. 

Abandon Ship #8: After Fighting the Revenant at Stone Falls

Dock and then go straight ahead. Move through the gate and fight the Revenant. After defeating it, look to the ruins on the right side. Near the back, there will be a ledge. Climb that and turn left to find the Artifact on a corpse. 

You can also find a Legendary Chest here. 

Note: I could not immediately dock at Stone Falls, and there was also no docking icon. If you run into this little glitch, just come at the shore head on and hit "O". It should allow you to dock.

Abandon Ship #9: Past the Dead Giant at Cliffs of the Raven

Dock and defeat the enemies. Go left along the shore, past the dead giant. You'll see an area marked for climbing along the cliff face. Look up and destroy the wood above, then boost Atreus. After he knocks down the chain to your left, climb up and look straight ahead. You'll see a Legendary Chest on your left -- and the Artifact will be around the bend to the right.  

Helheim: Family Heirlooms (5 Artifacts)

Family Heirlooms #1: At the Beginning of the Area

As soon as you enter Helheim from Brok's shop area. Turn right and look along the far ice wall. The artifact will be there. 

Family Heirlooms #2: On the Way to the Fighting Pit Area -- at the Top of a Pillar

When you first visit Helheim, you'll continue down the path from Artifact 1 and eventually come to a set of huge locked doors. You'll venture left and shimmy along an ice wall.

Next, you'll climb across two large pillars and make your way down. As soon as you make it to the bottom, turn left toward the pillar between you and the opposite wall. Go around the backside and destroy the brambles at the top for Artifact 2. 

Family Heirlooms #3: At the Bridge After the Fighting Pit

From Artifact 2, go forward through the fighting pit (this is where you first fight the large party of reavers in Helheim). Climb up and continue along the path. As you pass under the bridge, look up. Destroy the brambles to get this collectible. 

Family Heirlooms #4: Behind the Red Sap Door (Cannot Find on First Visit)

You'll need Atreus to get this artifact.

When you return to Helheim, follow the path from the entrance all the way to the main area before the boss fight. The two stone structures you navigated following the boss will be here. Go to the second one. Destroy the red sap door at the far end of the left gangway.

The Artifact will be just inside to the right, in front of the statue. There will also be a Raven in the rafters above. 

Family Heirlooms #5: Further Down Into the Hidden Area

From Artifact 4, continue down the corridor and take the elevator. Get off at the bottom and go up the left staircase. Look on the ground behind the brazier. There is also a Raven above the window in this area. 

Veithurgard -- Horns of Veithurgard (6 Artifacts)

Horns of Veithurgard #1: On the Pier to the Left of Where You Dock

After you've gone through the pass to reach Veithurgard, east of the Lake of Nine, you'll get to another boat and continue into Veithurgard proper. After you dock, defeat the enemies and go to the end of the pier for this Artifact. 

Horns of Veithurgard #2: Up the Cliffs on the Right Side of the Area

Next, go from the dock to the right side of the area. Along the shore, jump over a log, and you'll find a chain. Pull it and lock it into place. The mechanism is hidden in the top right of the screen in the shadow of the cliff.

After locking the chain into place, go back and take an immediate right. You'll find a gate in the cliff face, which should now be open. Go through and continue up. Turn right at the top and drop down again. Continue right and you'll come to a set of breakable boards. Inside is the Artifact. 

Horns of Veithurgard #3: At the Waterfall by the Dragon

From Artifact 3, climb down the left side to return to the original area. Now it's time to go forward, toward the dragon. As you make you way up, be sure to avoid his devastating breath. 

Once you make it to the dragon, he'll stop spewing electric death your way. Turn left and head toward the waterfall. There, against a pile of rock, you'll find a dead soldier with this collectible. 

Horns of Veithurgard #4: On the Bridge to the Left of the Waterfall

From the waterfall, go left a short way. At the steps of the bridge, turn right. You'll find a dead Centurion along the left side, just before the gap. 

Horns of Veithurgard #5: Inside Veithurgard Fortress

Once you make it into Veithurgard fortress, dispatch the enemies that meet you. After, you'll notice a shrine directly in front of you. To the left of that are some stairs. The Artifact is at the top against the rubble in the back. Be wary of the enemy that pops out of the right hallways at the top of the stairs. 

Horns of Veithurgard #6: After Draining the Water in Veithurgard Fortress

From Artifact 5, continue along the path. Go right and destroy the red pot to create a shortcut and get the Legendary Chest in front of you. Go left and kill the enemies. Turn the lever in front of you to drain the area ahead. Drop down and this last collectible will be on the Centurion there. 


And there you have it! All of the collectible artifacts and their locations in God of War. Some were definitely harder to find than others, but now that you have that Curator Trophy in your collection, the journey was well worth it. Make sure to check out our other God of War guides to find all of the game's Nornir Chests, Raven locations, and Shrines! 

Fornite Taco Shop Locations - Week 9 Challenge Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:43 -0400 Ty Arthur

Wondering where to find the taco shops in Fortnite for the Season 3, Week 9 challenges? 

There are five Fornite taco shops we've found so far, but they are spread across the map, so you want to plan your route ahead of time to avoid getting stuck in the storm.

Looking for the Moisty Mire treasure map location instead? We've got you covered with a full Week 9 treasure hunt guide here.

Fortnite Taco Shops Challenge

You need to visit three of these restaurants in a single match, which can be a bit difficult if you don't know where they are, especially since other players will be using them as camping points.

All the specific locations are covered below. To hit all three while traveling the least distance (so you don't get stuck behind the storm or caught out in the open in a firefight), it's easiest to land south of Shifty Shafts, then head north to grab the two near Tilted Towers.

Landing at Tilted Towers first is always a gamble since other players probably hit the ground before you and are already armed. Alternatively, you could land at Tomato Town and then head south and west, but there's a lot more distance to cover in that route.

a player coming upon a white car parked outside one of the elusive taco shops Finding a Fortnite Taco Shop (thanks to z CerealGlitchers for the screenshot)

Best Taco Shop Locations

You can find all the Taco Shops marked by the red circles on the map below, or by heading directly to these locations:

  • The southwest portion of the map, slightly to the south of Shifty Shafts
    • In the pit stop area just past the hill with the road
  • The far west side of the map, to the west of Tilted Towers
    • In the large concrete area next to the warehouse building
  • Inside Tilted Towers, to the east of the previous Taco Shop
    • In the northwest corner of the area, near a big yellow bus
  • The Retail Row area on the eastern side of the map
    • In the northeast quadrant of Retail Row, near the edge of the area
  • The northeast end of the map at Tomato Town
    • In the far north end of this area, next to the pizza restaurant building

Remember that you only need to hit three taco shops in a single match to complete the challenge, and as always, be on the lookout for remote explosives left inside the taco shops or sniping players on nearby rooftops looking for an easy mark!

locations of the taco shops as indicated by red circles on the map Fortnite Taco Shop Challenge Locations

Are you ready for Fortnite Season 4 to arrive next month? Let us know your guesses for what the theme will be!

This week's v3.5 update included quite a few shakeups, including the indefinite removal of the overpowered guided rocket, the addition of the light machine gun, and the utterly nuts 50v50 V2 limited time mode! On the Save the World side, the new Neon Mercury LMB is available in the event store and can take down a wave of husks all at once.

Obviously, there are also new Battle Royale challenges other than just finding taco shops across the map. Here's the full lineup of Fortnite Season 3, Week 9 challenges now available to play:

  • Deal damage to opponents' structures – 5 Stars
  • Search chests in Haunted Hills – 5 Stars
  • Build Structures – 5 Stars
  • Visit different Taco Shops in a single match – 5 Stars 
  • Follow the treasure map found in Moisty Mire (Hard) – 10 Stars
  • Shotgun Eliminations (Hard) – 10 Stars
  • Eliminate opponents in Lucky Landing – 10 Stars

You can also check out our other latest Fortnite guides here to up your game and get yourself a #1 Victory Royale:

Fortnite Moisty Mire Treasure Map Guide for Week 9 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:50:49 -0400 Ty Arthur

Let's go treasure hunting in Fortnite once again, this time to Moisty Mire and then Retail Row!

Season 4 is almost here, and it's looking more and more like Tilted Towers is about to get demolished by a meteor. There's still a little over a week to go with this current season, though, and new Fortnite Battle Pass challenges just arrived to keep you busy while we await that area's eventual destruction.

Wondering where to go to complete this week's treasure map challenge and grab the Battle Star? Let's head out and get started.

Fortnite Moisty Mire Treasure Map Challenge

The treasure hunts are two-parters (sort of -- you can actually skip finding the map), starting with locating a map and then decoding its hidden message to figure out where to actually locate the treasure.

In this case, of course the map is in the Moisty Mire swamp, so try to jump off the Battle Bus as close to that location as possible.

When you search Moisty Mire, you will eventually find a sign with the map below. Usually they give some major landmark to try to figure out the treasure location, but this one is a little more esoteric, just showing trees and footsteps to a house.

The "X" indicates the star is on the roof of the house by a chimney. But what house, and how do you get there?

Treasure map for Moisty Mire 
Moisty Mire Treasure Map

Moisty Mire Treasure Location

If you turn your head sideways (or rotate the map to the left), the triangle of trees pointing towards a house actually looks like a location near Retail Row, and that's where we are heading to complete the challenge.

From the Moisty Mire area, head north until you arrive at the southwest corner just before Retail Row (where the road is visible on the map in grid coordinate G6). The exact location is marked in the Battle Royale map below.

If you follow the trees to the gap between the two roads, you should see a house. Head up to the roof, and the Battle Star will spawn. Just pick it up to complete this weekly Fortnite challenge, and then get onto the business of gunning down the competition.

 Grabbing the Battle Star

There's more than one house in this area, so if you don't see the Battle Star on the first rooftop, just go to the next one, and it should appear -- but be on the lookout for snipers!

With houses and a treeline, this is a perfect spot for sneaky players to lie in wait and take out anyone trying to complete the challenge. If they are nice, they will at least let you pick up the Star before pulling the trigger, but that's not a certainty.

Map with an arrow and a circle indicating where to find the Moisty Mire treasure Fortnite 3.5 Moisty Mire Treasure Hunt Location

Here's the full lineup of Fortnite Season 3 Week 9 challenges now available to play:

  • Deal damage to opponents' structures – 5 Stars
  • Search chests in Haunted Hills – 5 Stars
  • Build structures – 5 Stars
  • Visit different Taco Shops in a single match – 5 Stars (stay tuned for a full guide coming soon)
  • Follow the treasure map found in Moisty Mire (Hard) – 10 Stars
  • Shotgun Eliminations (Hard) – 10 Stars
  • Eliminate opponents in Lucky Landing – 10 Stars

You can also check out our other latest Fortnite guides to up your game and get yourself a #1 Victory Royale:

Fortnite Battle Royale Introduces New and Improved 50v50 Mode Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:59:24 -0400 Zach Hunt

For anyone who missed out on the limited-time Fortnite 50v50 mode last December, you'll now have the chance to see what all the fuss was about as Epic Games has brought back 50 versus 50 Battle Royale, along with some new improvements in the Fortnite 3.5.2 content update.

What's New in Fortnite 50v50 Battle Royale

In this second iteration of Fortnite 50v50, each team gets its own bus that approaches the map from the opposite direction as the opposing team's bus, with yours outlined in blue and the enemy's in red. From the very start, the mini-map depicts the final storm circle as well as dotted "battle lines" between the teams to indicate where you're most likely to run into enemy players. 

You're given 10 minutes to rush around and loot like mad while the storm closes in, five minutes to duke it out, and then a final five minutes of battle as the storm shrinks completely. Supply drops fall every two minutes (only in the final storm circle) and arrive in batches of three to six.

A number of additional changes have also arrived with the Fortnite v3.5.2 content update, including the introduction of the light machine gun and some tweaks to item spawns, resource gathering, ammo, and more. To even further sweeten the deal, Fortnite players can enjoy double XP from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22.

Be sure to stick with GameSkinny for more Fortnite news, tips, and guides, and let us know how you're enjoying the 50 versus 50 limited-time event in the comments below.

The Surge Gets Free Cutting Edge DLC, Stupid Deep Discounts Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:08:13 -0400 Jonathan Moore

If you thought you'd already gotten your hands on the most advanced weaponry and armor The Surge had to offer, think again. With today's release of the absolutely free "Cutting Edge" DLC, players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will find three new armor sets, three new weapons sets, and three new jumpsuits added to the game. Each item will provide unique boosts to stats such as speed, energy, life regen, and more.

New Jumpsuits in the "Cutting Edge"
  • The Angel: Gives players boosts to attack speed, energy attainment, and "impacts on CODENAME weapons"

  • The Aslepius: Improves life regeneration

  • The Nano Ward: Adds explosive blasts to perfectly timed blocks
New Weapons in the "Cutting Edge"
  • The Experiment 44H: Also goes by the name of "Dark Star." It leverages a containment field to eviscerate enemies. 

  • The Engelhart: Poses threats not only to enemies but also to the person using it. Using boost technology, this weapon can become incredibly hot, incredibly fast -- in any environment it is used. 

  • The BioN J-1: Also goes by the name of "Last Aid." Originally designed as a medical tool, the BioN J-1 is best used to surgically remove pieces of your enemies. 

Discounts to The Surge and Its DLCs 

Alongside the release of the "Cutting Edge" DLC, The Surge will also see deep discounts on Steam and the Xbox Marketplace from now until April 20. Sorry, PS4 owners; there are currently no discounts for The Surge on PSN as of this writing.

The largest discounts seem to be found on Steam. On Valve's marketplace, you can find The Surge: Complete Edition, which collects the base game with all of its previously released DLCs, for $24.99. Other DLC can be found for as low as $2.

If you're an Xbox One owner, you'll need a Gold membership to take advantage of The Surge's discounted prices. 


What are your favorite weapons, jumpsuits, and armor sets in The Surge? Do you plan on picking up any of the discounted DLC -- or jumping into the base game for the first time? Let us know in the comments below, and stayed tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on The Surge as it develops. 

If you're looking for tips, tricks, and strategies for The Surge, make sure to check out GameSkinny's guides for the Dark Souls-inspired ARPG. 

8 Epic Fortnite Streamers You Can't Afford to Miss Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:19:12 -0400 Ty Arthur


Fortnite's highly anticipated Season 4 is about to start, so expect a slew of new vids to land and the Twitch rankings to get shuffled as new blood is pumped into the streaming community.


What did you think of our list of the best Fortnite Twitch and YouTube streamers, and did we miss anyone who should have been included? Let us know your go-to streamers that we should be subbing immediately!


Myth - Twitch Streamer


Watch his streams right here


This young'un has skyrocketed in popularity lately on Fortnite, and for good reason. If you want to learn how to get to the top and rack up a huge number of kills, then pay attention to how he moves, how he builds, how he travels across the map, and how he hunts for other players.



Avxry - Youtube Streamer


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Focusing on all sorts of crazy challenges and unexpected shenanigans, Avxry is another streamer with a million+ subscribers that still isn't quite as well known as the biggest names, and that's a shame.


He's a real character and gets absolutely crazy footage, from playing rock, paper, scissors with his final opponent to building bridges covered in absurd traps to unbelievably lucky no-scope kills.



lolRenaynay - Twitch Streamer


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A prolific gamer who covers everything from Turok to drunk games of Uno, lolRenaynay has been getting into Fortnite lately, and the antics are something you want to watch.


While she doesn't tend to explain her plans or strategies as much, you can still get some great tips on playing squads mode by watching her techniques, and the clips tend to be pretty funny to boot.



Dakotaz - Twitch Streamer


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While he may not have nearly the number of followers as the biggest names, like Ninja, Dakotaz is easily one of the best streamers to watch if you want to stay on top of new changes and learn some Fortnite skills. 


He does some really fun challenges as well, showing how to properly use everything from shotguns to campfires to guided missiles.



QueenFPS - YouTube Streamer


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QueenFPS tends to be much more interactive and talks directly to the fans during live streams, so if you want to have a real back-and-forth with someone and not just get lost in the sea of comments, check out these streams.


She also has lots of excellent tips for where to land and the best places to find great loot early, so you can pick up some good Fortnite habits by watching her vids.




Shroud - Twitch Streamer


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A CS:GO player for Cloud9 turned full-time streamer, Shroud doesn't tend to explain his thought processes a lot during streams, but he is absolutely killer at constructing walls and floors to his advantage to stay alive and get a #1 Victory Royale.


He also pretty succinctly sums up the differences between PUBG and Fortnite fan bases in the beginning of the clip below. That rivalry keeps growing in intensity and seems like it's about to overflow as the Battle Royale scene keeps getting more crowded.



KittyPlays - Twitch Streamer


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KittyPlays has crazy-fast building skills (creating insane contraptions to trap her opponents) and lands some epic sniping kills from extreme range, but honestly, the real reason to watch is for her win and lose antics.


That hilarious jaw drop when she accidentally kills herself by falling, coupled with the amazing rage quits and complaints to her dog when she gets fragged, is some of the best entertainment you can find on Twitch or YouTube streams.



Ninja - Twitch Streamer


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In terms of both raw number of viewers and epic skill, Ninja is currently the go-to streamer for Fortnite. This is the guy to watch for learning where to land and search, how to avoid getting fragged, the best items to keep in your inventory to stay alive, and how to rack up some kills.


As for his video play style, I find Ninja more bearable than many other big names as he doesn't tend to scream, shriek, or give fake yells like a lot of other streamers. He's also fairly communicative with his duo or squad, helping the team out and giving some insight into his actions.


Lately Ninja has been making waves by playing with celebrities like Drake, and it's hilariously amusing to hear how unimpressed Ninja is when Drake gets kills.





With Fortnite rapidly becoming the most popular game in the world, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Twitch and YouTube are absolutely flooded at the moment with Fortnite vids covering everything from bush bamboozling to riding guided rockets across the length of the map.


If you want to cut through the drek and get to the best Fortnite streamers, we've got you covered with a list of the most engaging players to help you avoid the clickbaiters that dominate YouTube search results.


While the freshly added Replay Mode can help you improve your Fortnite game, there's no substitute for learning by watching the best of the best Twitch and YouTube streamers out there. If you can keep up with their strategies, you can get to a #1 spot victory as well.

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset -- New Trailer Released Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:43:10 -0400 Zach Hunt

Ever since Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios announced that the next chapter in ESO would take place on Summerset Isle, players have been salivating over the prospect of exploring the legendary home of the High Elves for the first time since The Elder Scrolls: Arena way back in 1994. Today, Bethesda released a brand-new video that offers a glimpse into what ESO players can expect when The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is released.

Called "Journey to Summerset," the nearly two-minute-long trailer provides a narrated tour of some of the locales, characters, and creatures ESO players are soon to encounter, all accompanied by a sweeping orchestral score. While the vibrant colors of lush gardens and endemic fauna initially evoke a magical idyll, it doesn't take long before we catch glimpses of the "new threat [that] emerges from the depths of the sea." 

With the largest zone of any ESO chapter yet, players can ascend Summerset's tallest peak to reach the mountaintop city of Cloudrest or head to the island of Atraeum in search of a new skill line and abilities granted by the secretive Psijic Order of mages. From the looks of this video (and from what we know so far), there doesn't seem to be any lack of adventure awaiting fans in this storied realm of Tamriel.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset will release for PC and Mac on May 21, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases on June 5. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more info on ESO: Summerset as it becomes available.

Yakuza 6 Food Combo Guide Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:28:49 -0400 Ashley Gill

Food is back and better than ever in Yakuza 6, and with the addition of the hunger gauge, Kiryu has become ravenous.

Though you can certainly go through the game eating random foods at nearby restaurants, there are a number of dish combinations at each establishment that grant additional EXP bonuses. It's in your best interest to order these combinations more often than otherwise because of the bonuses they offer, though really there is just too much food to keep Kiryu on a strictly combo-based diet.

This guide will list out all of the available food combinations Kiryu can chow down on in both Kamurocho and Onomichi in a pretty simple fashion. Kamurocho restaurant food combinations are listed first, and Onomichi restaurant combinations are listed after.

Do keep in mind that most of these combinations require a fair amount of stomach space to eat. 


Wild Jackson

Wild Combo: Wild Burger, Wild Fried Chicken


Blissfully Drinking Alone: Draft Beer, Beef Plate

Wette Kitchen

Delicious Sides: Onion Ring, Tomato Onion Soup

Quadra Garden

Full of Cake: Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake

Smile Burger

The Standard Smile Set: Smile Friends, Smile Burger, Smile Shake

Healthy Smile: Tuna Burger, Smile Salad

Ikinari Steak

A Solid Lineup: Tenderloin Steak 200g, Salad, Soup

Eating Wild: Wild Hamburg Steak 300g, Wild Steam 300g


A Yakinuki Staple: Salted Tongue, Kalbi, Sirloin

Nothing Grilled at Yakiniku!?: Spicy Beef Soup, Stone-cooked Bibimbap, Kimchi Combo


Depth of 30 Years: Hibiki 30 Years Old, The Macallan 30 Years Old, Balantine's 30 Years Old

Sushi Zanmai

Tunalicious: Tuna Zanmai, Special Bluefin Tuna Bowl

Ringer Hut

Veggie Lover: Vegetable Champon, Veggie-filled Soup, Vegetable Saraudon

Gindaco Highball Tavern

This is Gindaco Highball!: The Kaku Highball, Absolutely Tasty Takoyaki

Osaka King

Spicy Combination: Shichuan Dandan Noodles, Mapo Tofu, Shrimp in Chili Sauce

Griddle Trio: Mixed Fried Rice, Original Fried Gyoza, Ramen

M Side Cafe

bread over rice food combo in Yakuza 6

Bread Over Rice: Toast, Original Bread, Special bread

Fuji Soba

Harmony of Rice and Noodles: Katsudon, any soba

Rice Lover: Katsudon, Curry Rice

You can get Katsudon, Curry Rice, and any soba at once to trigger both combos.

Kyushu No. 1 Star

The Holy Trinity: Kyushu Tonkatsu Ramen, Fried Rice, Gyoza


I'll Have This to Start!: Draft Beer (Medium), Edamame

I've Gotta Order That!: Hand-selected Vinegar Mackerel, Juicy Mince Cutlet, Smelt Fish with Roe

Sushi Gin

The Ultimate Sushi Gin: Kiwami Chirashi, Kiwami Set, Kiwami Seafood Rice Bowl

Cafe Alps

An Elegant Time at Alps: Special Shortcake or Strawberry Parfait, Sandwich Set



The Yonetoku Standard!: Meat Nabe, Crunchy Shochu Highball, Stew

Oyster Shack

Testing Your Luck: Fisherman Soup, Octopus Sashimi, Squid Sashimi

Jumangoku Chinese Soba:

Large Chashu Onomichi Ramen, Large Onomichi Ramen

La Pente

Aspiring Somelier!?: White Wine, Red Wine

Snack New Gaudi:

Quick & Tasty: Edamame, Pickles

That's it for all the combinations of food you'll come across in Yakuza 6. Keep an eye out for other Yakuza 6 guides here on GameSkinny!

Fortnite Season 4 -- Everything We Know and Everything We Want Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:11:44 -0400 Ty Arthur

The snow's finally melting, and spring is coming just as the Battle Pass for Fortnite Battle Royale's Season 3 is due to end on April 30. Clearly, Season 4 isn't far off down the road, which means it's time to get ready for all-new outfits and challenges!

Before we officially hit Season 4, there have already been some major shakeups to the game, like the soft launch of the custom matchmaking key feature and the incredible Port-a-Fort grenade.

Fortnite players have been through a wild ride in Season 3, from the Solid Gold event to Blitz Mode to the addition of the guided missile launcher. While Season 2 was heavily medieval-focused, there really wasn't a super unified theme in Season 3, sticking slightly to a space motif while veering away from that base idea several times.

In the last few months, we've had all sorts of craziness, including Lunar New Year buildings, creepy bunny costumes, astronauts, afros and disco balls, plungers with samurai swords stuck in them, and winged cupids. Now that Season 4 is almost here, it's time to start speculating on the new themes and outfits.

six different Fortnite skins posing 
It's been fun, but all good things must come to an end!

When Will Fortnite Season 4 Arrive?

Expect the upcoming Season 4 and its new Battle Pass to arrive either on Tuesday, May 1 or a couple of days later, with the normal weekly update around Thursday, May 3.

It remains unclear at this point if the Season 4 Battle Pass can be purchased with existing V-bucks or if you will only be able to pay money to grab the new Pass. If you've got extra to spare, you may want to hold onto somewhere in the 950-1,500 V-bucks range just in case.

Fortnite Season 4 Theme

A ton of fan theories have been put forward for the Season 4 theme, including super heroes, a pirate/aquatic theme, ninja clan battles, fantasy heroes and villains, a progressive history that goes from caveman to futuristic cyborg, Greek mythology, cyberpunk, ancient Egypt, and even dinosaurs!

One consistent and popular fan theory is that Tilted Towers or another location will be devastated by a meteor and look completely different in Season 4. This may tie into the Rex dinosaur costume that came out earlier this month and may indicate we are going prehistoric soon. Personally, I'm leaning towards this view point, especially when the Tricera Ops skin leaked ahead of release.

New weekly challenges based around dinosaur eggs, meteors, and cavemen could be a rousing good time, and it would be awesome to see the same theme invade the Save the World missions for those of us who still prefer that mode over Battle Royale.

On the other hand, the latest Fortnite skin addition was the bizarre Leviathan, which looks like a cross between a Mars Attacks alien and Klaus from American Dad. That still sticks to the quasi-space theme of Season 3 while lending credence to the notion we may be heading full throttle into an aquatic theme. Meanwhile, the 800 v-buck Reanimated emote that just arrived wouldn't at all be out of place in the goofy Saints Row series, mixing jerky zombie movies with a dance rave theme!

While previous seasons had Halloween and Christmas offerings, Season 4 will primarily take place in the spring and summer, so it's a good bet there will be some sort of picnic, fireworks, or patriotic theme near the end.

In short, we simply have no definitive answer at the moment for what exactly is going to happen with Season 4, as the developers like to ping-pong between ideas frequently as new Fortnite patches arrive each week.

a Fortnite leviathan skin that looks like a scuba diver or astronaut with a fish for a head raching out to a mounted fish on a wall Aquatic, dinosaurs, cowboys? What's your guess?

What theme do you want to see from the fourth Season of Fortnite next month? Let us know your favorite picks in the comments below, and check back soon as we update with the latest Season 4 info.

For those still looking to complete the Season 3 challenges, check out our other Fortnite guides here: