Xbox Platform RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Xbox RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network How to Get the Golden Fish in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/iridw/how-to-get-the-golden-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/iridw/how-to-get-the-golden-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:49:17 -0400 Sergey_3847

Have you heard the story of the mythic goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2? Well, it looks like some patient players have been able to get this unusual creature-trophy-weapon by simply fishing for it.

This is the only fish in Fortnite that deals damage, since all other types of fish are basically just healing items.

What is Fortnite's Mythic Goldfish?

The mythic goldfish is currently the rarest item in Fortnite, and, like other fish, you can catch it by simply fishing. However, it takes a long time to catch since it's so rare.

But this is not the only way to nab the elusive creature: some players report that you can simply find it randomly on the ground.

There is no mathematical way to predict your chances of catching the goldfish, but you can be sure that it's gated by hefty RNG. Many players have reported that they tried to catch the slippery fish for hours without a single bite. 

According to early leaks, this throwable mythic goldfish was initially meant to deal 90 points of damage, but in practice, it does 200 points of damage. That means the fish can insta-kill any player — even with full armor and health.

Best Way to Get the Mythic Goldfish

It is possible that Epic Games doesn't want too many players catching the golden fish. So most likely, you will only waste time by fishing for it.

However, there is one bypass you can use to get the fish. You need to find a player that owns one and make them throw the fish at you. If you somehow survive the hit or manage to dodge it, then you can immediately pick up the fish from the ground — and it's all yours.

That's really the only way of getting it for sure, well, outside of hours of fishing. 

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How to Dupe Weapons and Items in Borderlands 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/hc8wd/how-to-dupe-weapons-and-items-in-borderlands-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/hc8wd/how-to-dupe-weapons-and-items-in-borderlands-3 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:43:56 -0400 Sergey_3847

One of the best ways to make extra money in Borderlands 3 is to sell duplicates of expensive items. If you want to know how to dupe weapons and mods by exploiting a simple glitch, then keep reading our guide below.

This glitch can be achieved in two different ways: one is specific to consoles, and another is specific to PC. Each of the methods will take you no longer than five minutes, so it's a really quick way to make a lot of extra cash until it's ultimately patched.

Method 1: For PS4 and Xbox One

Before duplicating any items in Borderlands 3, you obviously need to own them first. Once you have what you want to dupe, make sure that you have free slots in your inventory. When all is done, you can follow this procedure:

  1. Ask one of your friends to head to Sanctuary
  2. Let them create a host game and join it
  3. Once you are in, open your vault
  4. Select the Deposit tab
  5. Hover over the item you want to duplicate
  6. Spam the Deposit button
    • "X" on PS4
    • "A" on Xbox One

By spamming the Deposit button, the item will duplicate itself. You will see another copy of it appearing in your vault.

Method 2: For PC 

The method on PC is slightly different and involves duplicating your save files before anything else. Here's what you need to do first:

  1. Go to "/Documents/My Games/Borderlands 3/Saved/SaveGames/" folder
  2. Copy the "1.sav" file, and save it somewhere else

Afterward. you can start duplicating items in Borderlands 3 by following this sequence:

  1. Ask your friend to host a game and join it
  2. Once you're in, drop the item(s) you wish to dupe on the floor
  3. Quit the game
  4. Take your saved "1.sav" file from before and replace the new "1.sav" file in the same folder
  5. Restart Borderlands 3

As a result, you will have an item you've dropped previously on the floor and another copy in your inventory. It's a little more work on PC, but if you want to cut out some of the grinding and farming necessary for the item, it may be a worthy trade. 

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Doom 64's Brutal Gameplay Trailer Dishes a Hefty Dose of Ultra Violence https://www.gameskinny.com/4xwey/doom-64s-brutal-gameplay-trailer-dishes-a-hefty-dose-of-ultra-violence https://www.gameskinny.com/4xwey/doom-64s-brutal-gameplay-trailer-dishes-a-hefty-dose-of-ultra-violence Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:58:18 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The 64-bit gates of Hell have opened, unleashing upon the world the first dedicated gameplay trailer for Doom 64. Though we've known about the game for a few months now, the latest trailer provides us the best look yet at the game's ultra-violent carnage. 

In it, Doomguy mercilessly plows through the hordes of hell using a plethora of devastating weapons, both old and new. Giblets explode in all directions. Lasers and rockets cut through the roiling darkness to devastate demonic foes. The screams of hellspawn fill winding, infernal corridors and halls. It's Doom. And it's glorious.  

Originally slated to release for the Nintendo Switch on November 22, Doom 64 will now release on March 20, 2020, for that platform as well as the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It is free to those who pre-order the upcoming Doom Eternal, which was also delayed to March 20, 2020.  

Though it's a safe bet Bethesda will sell the game separately, there is currently no official confirmation from the developer if it will be. 

Doom 64 was, as the name would imply, first released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. Developed by Midway, the game has never been officially re-released, though a fan project recreated the game for PC. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny from more on Doom 64 and Doom Eternal as it becomes available. 

 

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How to Defeat and Kill Troy in Borderlands 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/ltn4d/how-to-defeat-and-kill-troy-in-borderlands-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/ltn4d/how-to-defeat-and-kill-troy-in-borderlands-3 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:37:48 -0400 Sergey_3847

One of the most obnoxious bosses in Borderlands 3 is Troy Calypso. He's one half of the Calypso Twins and an evil Siren taken on at the end of the Great Vault quest. The Troy fight can be extremely dangerous if you don't know how to counter his attacks. So follow this guide to be able to kill Troy fast.

You will need to utilize the massive environment of the arena for this boss fight, as well as dodge some of Troy's fiercest attacks. So let's take a look at the fight mechanics closer now.

Best Weapons for Beating Troy

Troy is a very mobile boss. He's fast and moves constantly around the arena. This means you need a weapon that can guarantee a hit but also one that gives you enough time to dodge his attacks.

The best weapons for beating Troy are any of the Atlas manufactured assault rifles with smart bullets, such as Carrier or Rebel Yell. These weapons will let you shoot Troy without even looking at him.

Another option is to use weapons that deal elemental damage. Troy is especially vulnerable to Radiation damage but Corrosive or Shock damage also work pretty well.

To kill Troy with elemental weapons, try one of these weapons:

  • Cloud Kill
  • Flakker
  • Rowan's Call
  • Cutsman

Lastly, if you're using grenade mods, it is best to use mods with elemental damage, such as the Hex grenade mod, which has five different modes for dealing with Troy:

  • MIRV: Grenade splits into three pieces on impact.
  • MIRV-Tacular: Grenade splits into six pieces on impact.
  • Cloning: Grenade splits into two halves shortly after being thrown.
  • Mitosis: Grenade splits into three parts shortly after being thrown.
  • Recurring: Has the effects of both MIRV and Mitosis.

How to Kill Troy Calypso

Now that you know which weapons to use against him, you can start applying all of your arsenal during the actual boss battle.

Phase 1

One of the most frequent types of attacks Troy uses is the Eridium Orb blast that sends purple orbs from the center of the arena and spreads them to its edges.

It's easy to dodge the orbs if you don't stand too close to Troy. So always keep some distance from him. That way, you will be able to either jump over the shots or stand between them as they spread.

As soon as you get used to the pattern, you will easily dodge them. When you're out of the damage cone, you can shoot Troy with your weapon of choice.

Phase 2

The second phase of attack has two dashes:

  1. He will jump up in the air and try to slam you down.
  2. He will take out his sword and plunge at you from a distance.

In the first case, as he slams the ground from above, you need jump to the side. If you jump backward, you will be hurt by his orbs. So jump either left or right.

In the case of his second dash or sword plunge, you need to step to the side as soon as he gets close. Choose the side away from the sword; if he holds it in his right hand, then step aside to his left. Otherwise, he will damage you.

At the end of each dash, Troy will take a short pause, and that's the perfect moment to shoot him or throw a couple of grenades at him.

Phase 3

The final series of attacks is the hardest one because he will send several waves of Eridium Orbs at you. Some can be avoided by jumping, but others spread out at shoulder level. In this case, you will just have to find space between them.

Also, you can't really go backward during this phase; if you do, you will get damaged by the Eridium Walls that rise up along the edges of the arena. So be really, really careful during this last phase of attacks.

The best moment to deal damage to Troy during this phase is right at the beginning when he flies to the center of the arena and starts sending waves of orbs. Right before he lands, throw a few grenades in the center, so he will land on top of them. This will deal a huge amount of damage, letting you focus on avoiding the orbs and the walls.

Immunity

The last thing which should be mentioned is that between phases, Troy will be surrounded by purple energy ball that makes him completely immune to any damage.

In this case, you need to shoot four lasers on the pillars surrounding the arena, and his shield will fall down.

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That is all on how to defeat and kill Troy Calypso in Borderlands 3. For more Borderlands 3 guides, check out the list below:

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Prepare for Landing! The Outer Worlds PC Specs Revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/mw674/prepare-for-landing-the-outer-worlds-pc-specs-revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/mw674/prepare-for-landing-the-outer-worlds-pc-specs-revealed Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:18:16 -0400 GS_Staff

Touchdown on Halcyon is less than five days away. Soon, players the world over will finally be able to step out into The Outer Worlds and experience the civilizations and technology such an expansive universe has to offer. 

As we reported last week, PC players in the United States and South America will be able to play the game first, starting at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 24. For PC players using Game Pass to play The Outer Worlds, pre-load is currently available. 

But whether you pre-ordered the game or not, you might still be wondering what the game's PC requirements actually are. Luckily, Obsidian and The Private Division recently released the game's PC specs. If you've played any modern PC game on your rig, it looks like you won't have much to worry about. 

It certainly won't devour your harddrive like Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Here's what you can expect. 

The Outer Worlds Minimum PC Specs

  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti or AMD HD 7850
  • HDD Space: 40GB

The Outer Worlds Recommended PC Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K  or Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
  • HDD Space: 40GB

Of course, these specifications most likely reference what you'll need to play the game at 1080p 30fps and 1080p 60fps. Running the game at anything higher may require a little bit more punch. 

The Outer Worlds is set to officially release on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There is currently no word on when the game will release on the Nintendo Switch, though the developers have said that it will happen sometime in the future. 

For more on The Outer Worlds, be sure to check out 40 minutes of gameplay from earlier this year. And stay tuned for our official review of the game, as well as a handful of useful guide content. 

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Best Landing Spots in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/id8vq/best-landing-spots-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/id8vq/best-landing-spots-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:38:23 -0400 Ty Arthur

With massive changes recently arriving to the battle royale map, it's time to reassess our landing options and take another look at the absolute best landing sites for Fortnite Chapter 2!

I was a huge fan of Anarchy Acres as the best spot before it got hit by a missile, but with the Fortnite map now completely revamped, all the previous best sites are either gone or drastically altered.

Below, we cover our top 5 best Fortnite landing spots for Chapter 2. For a quick overview, just check out the numbered locations on the map below, or scroll down for more detailed info on why these are the most advantageous sites to land.

Map of best landing spots in Fortnite Chapter 2

What exactly are you looking for in the best landing site? Obviously, you want locations with easy access to loot, vehicles, or upgrade benches  but don't discount actual geography.

Landing on high ground with a clear line of sight into an area of heavy traffic can net you significantly more kills than landing straight in an area with more loot. Keep in mind the direction of the battle bus and the likelihood of landing in a heavily contested area, as it's often better to land somewhere without a bunch of competition in the early part of a match.

Best Landing Spot 1: Fishing Village

If the battle bus is traveling east to west across the middle of the map, this is an excellent place to land, since most people will be headed for Slurpy Swamp or the upgrade bench in the buildings to the east. By hitting this little peninsula in the southwest corner, you'll have good cover with trees, as well as a few houses to loot.

At most, you can probably only expect one or two other people to be competing for resources here, so keep an eye on where anyone else is landing to get the upper hand and clear the area before moving inland. If it seems like a lot of people hit Slurpy Swamp when you drop, you may want to build defenses here and take them all out as they move east away from the storm for early kills!

Best Landing Spot 2: E.G.O. Science Station

Located right on the beach, this science station/water purification center is an excellent spot to pick because it's easy to lose a pursuer in here if someone else also lands nearby.

Besides the abundance of loot inside, you can usually find shield potions on the ground near the parking spots outside. If you like to take enemies out from a distance, you have a great view of the water to the west to snipe anyone who goes for a boat, and easy access to head east and take out players still looting Pleasant Park.

Best Landing Spot 3: The Orchard

The little raceway with lawn chairs just north of the Orchard is actually the best spot to land, but if someone else is already heading there, just go straight into the Orchard itself so you can grab some loot inside a building.

In addition to several buildings to scavenge and lots of trees to use for cover, this area has a weapon upgrade workbech inside the main barn. You can use it right after landing for an early advantage.

Best Landing Spot 4: Rapid's Rest

Located just east of Lazy Lake, this secluded little spot has both a chest and a boat, so you will be well equipped and have a quick escape plan if things go sideways.

The best part about this spot is that it's in a little dip in the landscape that makes it hard for people to see you, so you can come up from below and take out anyone running out in then open in Lazy Lake.

Best Landing Spot 5: Retail Row

This is one of the few locations to survive the transition to Chapter 2, and now the area is, thankfully, zombie-free again!

There's a major caveat here: Retail Row is only a great landing spot if it's further along the battle bus path. If the area is right at the beginning or in the middle, you will land in war zone as a huge chunk of other players will probably land here for easy loot, too.

Remember Tilted Towers from way back when? Yeah, it's like that, but worse; there are fewer urban areas filled with buildings in Chapter 2.

If you can get here with fewer players, though, you have access to a whipping 16 normal yellow chests and 7 blue super chests to loot at your leisure!

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What's your favorite landing spot, and have you tried out any of our top 5 picks? Sound off in the comments below!

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Surviving The Aftermath Early Access Impressions: Survival of the Fittest https://www.gameskinny.com/3amxj/surviving-the-aftermath-early-access-impressions-survival-of-the-fittest https://www.gameskinny.com/3amxj/surviving-the-aftermath-early-access-impressions-survival-of-the-fittest Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:50:18 -0400 Jordan Baranowski

Even though it was just announced, Surviving the Aftermath is already available in Early Access. It's the next game in Paradox's "Surviving" series following Surviving Mars, and it's exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

It still feels very early in the game's development cycle, but Surviving the Aftermath seems like it could shape up to be a pretty fun colony builder — and a nice way for you to spend some time conquering the apocalypse.

It's All Come Tumbling Down

Surviving the Aftermath brings plenty of new tricks to the table. Here's the setup: a catastrophic event has occurred, killing most of the Earth's population and contaminating a lot of usable land. You are in charge of a small colony of survivors, and you need to manage your resources, expand your settlement, fight off bandits, and make tough decisions about how to withstand the challenging environment you're stuck in.

You do this by building a variety of structures, each offering up different purposes and resources. You can salvage some finite resources from the map around you, but disasters and bandit attacks can occur, and, of course, they cause setbacks. Every type of resource is vital once you get far enough along, so any disruption to your supply chain can have dire consequences if you can't fix them quickly enough.

My first taste of this bitter reality came when my colony became enveloped in radioactive fallout for an extended period. I had neglected my medical supplies, as my colonists had been fairly healthy up until that point. Before I knew it, radiation poisoning was wreaking havoc on the population. About a quarter of my working citizens died before I could get it under control it took a long, long time to recover after that.

End of the Line

Surviving the Aftermath tries to carve out a little niche for itself in a crowded genre. It isn't overtly funny, but it isn't nearly as bleak as something like Frostpunk. It's a bit more Mad Max and Fallout, but it's set in the familiar, engine-building colony management genre we're pretty familiar with.

One way it tries to add a bit of a wrinkle into things is by including a world map. Fairly early on, you can construct your colony's gate. This will achieve a few different things for you: it will allow more random-decision events (traders will come to your camp or nomads looking for a home will come knocking), and it will give you the option to send explorers out into the world.

A few of your citizens are unique, too, and they can explore the world around you. As you survey territories, you can hunt for supplies, fight bandits, pick up technology that allows you to develop new buildings, and so on.

As of right now, the exploration portion of Surviving the Aftermath feels... underwhelming. You're very removed from any of the action; battling bandits plays like Civilization, where you just run your more powerful units into their weaker units a few times until it dies.

At the moment, this is a critical flaw in Surviving the Aftermath because you must continually swap back and forth between the world map and your colony. If the world map is going to remain as hands-off as it currently is, it would be nice if there was a level of automation to it. I would only like to be pulled in for a big decision or an injured explorer. If the developers what to keep it as is, it would be nice to add some sort of minigame or an extra level of interaction to the world map.

Just clicking on things doesn't add anything when players are trying to build a humming colony.

One Man's Trash, Another Man's Treasure

Colony simulation is a pretty crowded genre at this point, so there are some definite similarities to be drawn between Surviving the Aftermath and its cohorts.

The game Surviving the Aftermath closest resembles is Banished: you have a small number of colonists, you set up buildings in very similar ways, and many of your resources are the same. It's tough more for the world it puts you in rather than figuring out what you need to do.

That said, there's already quite a bit more to do in this game than in Banished. If it continues to fill out through Early Access (the developers already have a reasonably robust roadmap for improvements), this is definitely a colony sim you could sink your teeth into and lose plenty of hours with.

It doesn't have to be particularly challenging, either; when you start a new game, there are several options to pick from that adjust how difficult the game will be. Things like starting resources, frequency of catastrophes, and the number of bandits all get adjusted before you begin. You can also see how much each option will affect the difficulty level by means of a percentage counter. 

One aspect that struck me while playing Surviving the Aftermath was how taxing it was on my system. Even adjusting several options and turning settings way down didn't help; I've got a pretty beefy PC, and my GPU was running hot despite the fact that nothing in Surviving the Aftermath should be that taxing. Hopefully, this gets fixed in future updates (or is just an anomaly for me).

Get the Polish

Pros:
  • Adjustable difficulty
  • Small scale makes for more personal stories
  • Lots of potential
Cons:
  • Still very early
  • World map needs some work
  • Taxing on performance

At this point, it's tough to recommend Surviving the Aftermath as is. It seems like a game that could become something great, but considering how early the game still feels, you may want to wait on for a while.

Considering the team behind it, it does seem like Aftermath could become another great colony simulator once the wrinkles get ironed out. We'll have more on it as it gets closer to launch.

[Note: An Early Access copy of Surviving the Aftermath was provided by Paradox Interactive for the purposes of this impressions article.]

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How to Go AFK in GTA Online https://www.gameskinny.com/j2986/how-to-go-afk-in-gta-online https://www.gameskinny.com/j2986/how-to-go-afk-in-gta-online Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:38:08 -0400 Ty Arthur

Want to play GTA Online but need some time away to deal with real life stuff? Normally going AFK will get you booted quickly, but there are ways go away from the keyboard or controller and still stay online.

Players have come up with some pretty ingenious ways to not get kicked, like using a rubber band to hold down a controller button, but that's prone to unexpected failures and way more effort than we care to engage in while playing.

There is one super simple and easy way to do it, and it doesn't require anything special beyond your apartment.

Going AFK Without Getting Kicked In GTA Online

So what's the secret? Just watch TV. Yep, that's all there is to it, although you need to watch TV in certain ways or you may still get kicked. 

The most sure fire way to make this work (and avoid getting killed by other players) is to start a contact solo mission, then sit down and turn on the TV in your apartment where you are safe. You have to actually press the button to start the shows though, or you will still get kicked.

Depending on your platform and your console's notification settings, this can potentially work with any TV even if you aren't in a mission. Just head into your apartment, garage, or any location with a computer screen like the gas station.

Sit down on a couch or chair and tap the button to turn the TV shows on. The game considers you to be engaged in an activity and you won't get kicked for doing nothing over an extended period. Players with upgraded security in their business or bunker can also watch the CCTV security cameras as well.

Note that there is a catch on the PC version. If you minimize the window to tab away and chat it Discord or check your Facebook or whatever, the game still considers you to be AFK even if your character is watching TV, so you will get kicked after 15 minutes.

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Surviving the Aftermath Announced at PDXCON, Out in Early Access Now https://www.gameskinny.com/ltac9/surviving-the-aftermath-announced-at-pdxcon-out-in-early-access-now https://www.gameskinny.com/ltac9/surviving-the-aftermath-announced-at-pdxcon-out-in-early-access-now Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:57:24 -0400 GS_Staff

Though we've only just recently landed on the Red Planet and started a sustainable colony in Surviving Mars, Paradox Interactive is ready to take the next giant leap in its "Surviving" strategy franchise by bringing things back down to Earth.

Today at PDXcon in Berlin, Germany, the publisher announced Surviving the Aftermath, a post-apocalyptic colony-building sim for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Developed by Iceflake studios, the game is currently in Early Access on the Epic Games store and Xbox Game Preview for $19.99. 

As with many Early Access titles, Surviving the Aftermath will leverage community input throughout development. It currently has a release window of "late 2020," but beyond that, there is no specific date at this time. 

Nikhat Ali, the game's lead producer, said:

Throughout Surviving Mars’ development, we learned the importance of listening to our community and their feedback helped elevate that game to new heights. With Surviving the Aftermath, we want to get our players involved as early as possible so we can make sure we’re making the game they want to play.

We have an ambitious content schedule ahead of us that includes
monthly updates where we will incorporate feedback from our players and we’re confident the team at Iceflake is the right team for the job.

Of that ambition, Surviving the Aftermath is a bit different than your average colony-builder, management sim. While players will still build colonies of over 50 unique buildings from the ashes of a post-apocalyptic wasteland and manage the complex systems Paradox is known for, they will also "go beyond the shelter." 

Teams of Specialists can explore the procedurally generated world outside colonies. There are 48 different Specialists in all, each of which features different motives alongside different strengths and weaknesses.

They gather resources and intelligence, which can be used to further exert dominance over a vast, hazardous map full of bandits and other dangers. They also manage colony production and can fight to protect what players have created.

In a press release, Paradox said that they already have a tentative update roadmap ahead of them, featuring diplomacy, larger tech trees, more combat options between colonies, and much more. 

Iceflake Studios' CEO and Lead Designer Lasse Liljedahl said the team has dreamed about making a game like Surviving the Aftermath for a long time. 

Surviving the Aftermath is the game we’ve always wanted to make. When we pitched our plan to Paradox, they recognized our passion and commitment to making this game the best survival colony builder it can be. We’re beyond thrilled to finally share our dream project with the world and to have the support of one of the industry’s leading publishers.

You can pick up Surviving the Aftermath now for PC and Xbox One. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the game as it develops. 

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How to Get the Dream Breaker Fusion Rifle in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep https://www.gameskinny.com/p5kyl/how-to-get-the-dream-breaker-fusion-rifle-in-destiny-2-shadowkeep https://www.gameskinny.com/p5kyl/how-to-get-the-dream-breaker-fusion-rifle-in-destiny-2-shadowkeep Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:26:11 -0400 John Schutt

We saw a new Nightmare Hunt in Destiny 2 this week, and with a new hunt comes a new weapon: the Dream Breaker fusion rifle. For the current Iron Banner and possibly those to come, you'll need a good fusion for one of the quest steps, and fusions are good for PvP in general.

Follow this guide for all the steps you'll need to take to acquire the Dream Breaker.

The Quest

Your first order of business is to complete a run of Nightmare Hunt: Servitude. Remember that hunts rotate weekly, so this particular hunt won't always be up.

Once you've killed the Nightmare of Zydron, Gate Lord, you'll receive the Essense of Servitude quest item. 

There are three parts to the quest, two easy, one a little more complicated. They are:

  • Destroy 100 Vex on the Moon
  • Defeat enemies with fusion rifles
  • Acquire Ehrath'Ur's Horned Wreath

To complete the Vex kills, hop into a Vex Offensive match and kill everything that moves. You'll be done in one or two runs, maybe 20 minutes. Pair those efforts with a fusion, and you'll be done in a flash.

The K1 Revelation Lost Lector (described in our Luna's Calling guide) also has plenty of bunched-up Acolytes you can slaughter.

Finding Ehrath'Ur's Horned Wreath takes a little more effort, but we've got you covered.

How to Find Ehrath'Ur's Horned Wreath

You'll find Ehrath'Ur's Horned Wreath in the Catacombs deep below the surface of the Moon, and there's an easy way to get there if you're willing to do a little walking.

To start, fast travel to the Sorrow's Harbor area at the top of the Moon area. Make an immediate right and head to the Hellmouth.

Once you arrive in the Hellmouth, head to the large structure in the north and go inside.

Run past the enemies you find and descend through a greenlit doorway.

Make your way through the halls and caverns (there's only one path), keeping right until you reach a larger chamber filled with Acolytes, Wizards, and Knights. There will be a large doorway to your right. Continue through it.

Keep making your way down until you reach a circular, orange lit room. Pass straight through to the doorway opposite where you came in.

Descend further, making a jump to the left, and shortly you'll reach the Circle of Bones.

Continue straight, past the knight in the circular chamber just ahead of you as you entered. You'll reach a balcony overlooking a huge pit. Turn to your right, and you'll see a white lit opening in the wall. That's your entrance to the Catacombs. 

The Boss

Descend into the darkness of the Catacombs, and you'll reach a set of broken bridges. After the second gap, you'll encounter Malura, the Fated, surrounded by Acolytes. 

Kill them with extreme prejudice. Or fists. Your call.

Once they're dead, you'll receive Ehrath'Ur's Horned Wreath, and you're one step closer to the Dream Breaker fusion rifle. 

Dream Breaker

Once you have Ehrath'Ur's Horned Wreath, complete the other quest steps if you haven't already. Then, as with every other piece of Moon gear, head to the Lectern of Enchantment in Sanctuary and craft your fusion rifle.

And that's it. You're free to farm Dream Breaker to your heart's content.

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While you're here, check out our other Destiny 2 guides:

Stay tuned to our Destiny 2 guides hub for more! 

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The Outer Worlds Release Times Bring News of a Big Launch Day Patch https://www.gameskinny.com/tjq1s/the-outer-worlds-release-times-bring-news-of-a-big-launch-day-patch https://www.gameskinny.com/tjq1s/the-outer-worlds-release-times-bring-news-of-a-big-launch-day-patch Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:35:36 -0400 GS_Staff

A transmission has come in from the Halcyon Colony. It's ventured through the outer worlds to tell you something special: This is when you can play Obsidian Entertainment's newest sci-fi RPG. 

In a recent post on The Outer Worlds' official forum, which was broadcast through the game's Twitter account, Obsidian finally released the game's global launch times for PC and console. 

According to the graphics and information shared on the forum (seen below), PC players in the United States and South America will get access to the game first on October 24. Here's the full rundown: 

The Outer Worlds Launch Times

Global launch times for The Outer Worlds on PC

PC (Epic Games, Windows, Xbox Game Pass)
  • October 24, 2019 - 16:00 PDT
  • October 24, 2019 - 19:00 EDT
  • October 24, 2019, 2019 - 20:00 BRT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 BST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 01:00 CEST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 01:00 SAST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 02:00 MSK
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 07:00 SGT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 08:00 JST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 10:00 AEDT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 12:00 NZST

Global launch times for The Outer Worlds on PS4 and Xbox One

Console (PS4, Xbox One)
  • October 24, 2019 - 21:00 PDT
  • October 25, 2019 - 00:00 EDT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 BRT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 BST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 CEST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 SAST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 MSK
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 SGT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 JST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 AEDT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 NZST

The post also confirms that there will be a launch-day patch for disc-based versions of The Outer Worlds. The update will be 18GB on PS4 and 38GB on Xbox One. Obsidian goes on to say that "digital purchases on both Xbox and PS4, the patch will be included in the pre-load of the game."

While you patiently await the start of your journey, be sure to head over to our impressions of The Outer Worlds from E3. For more, you can see a whopping 40-minutes of gameplay here

Still haven't secured your pre-order? Head here before next Thursday!

Sources: Twitter, Obsidian

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Borderlands 3 Patch Notes Confirm Drastic Legendary Nerfs for Flakker, Butcher https://www.gameskinny.com/xcxll/borderlands-3-patch-notes-confirm-drastic-legendary-nerfs-for-flakker-butcher https://www.gameskinny.com/xcxll/borderlands-3-patch-notes-confirm-drastic-legendary-nerfs-for-flakker-butcher Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:51:11 -0400 GS_Staff

Another week, another Borderlands 3 update. While last week's patch notes detailed tweaks to vault hunter abilities and weapon values, this week doubles down on the latter, focusing on a slew of legendary weapons. 

Specifically, the latest patch notes detail changes to guns from every manufacturer, many of which are some of the game's very best legendaries. Flakker takes a big 33% hit to damage, and Butcher takes a hit to accuracy and a 25% blow to damage. 

Other changes include grenade nerfs, increases to pet health, and the ability to now auto pick-up shield boosters. Eridium chests are also no longer listed as red chests.

Below, you will find the full patch notes for the latest update per the official Gearbox release. 

Borderlands 3 Patch Notes/Hotfixes: October 17

WEAPON HOTFIXES

Maliwan

  • Westergun damage increased by 25%
  • ASMD damage increased by 28%
  • Cutsman damage reduced by 25%

Tediore

  • Ten Gallon damage increased by 8%

Vladof

  • Sickle reload speed increased by 25%
  • Faisor damage increased by 15%
  • Infiniti damage increased by 40%
  • Magnificent damage increased by 25%
  • Jericho damage increased by 40%
  • Lucian’s Call accuracy and handling reduced
  • Lyuda Critical Damage Bonus decreased by 30% and made a modification to address a reported bug that an extra bullet was spawned in the center

The Lyuda’s functionality is to split the projectile from 1 to 3 after a certain distance. It was reported that the original projectile was never destroyed in the process of splitting so 1 projectile actually became 4.

Addressing this concern effectively removed a full shot’s worth of damage which auto-corrects the base damage of the weapon. Since we increased all sniper rifle critical damage bonus in a previous hotfix, we reduced some of the critical damage bonus on the Lyuda.

Torgue

  • Try-Bolt damage increased by 25%
  • Alchemist damage increased by 25%
  • Devils Foursum damage increased by 13%

Flakker now consumes the full magazine when fired and damage is reduced by 33%

Flakker was greatly outperforming other shotguns due to the number of projectiles and the high rate of fire. We initially believed the resulting projectile spread would cause most of the explosions to miss the target, however, this turned out to be false, so we reduced the projectile damage and allowed the weapon to only fire once per magazine.

This change encourages players to capitalize on different stat bonuses to maximize the weapon’s damage output.

  • Laser-Sploder rocket projectiles spawn interval increased by 0.4 seconds

Jakobs

  • Maggie damage increased by 35%
  • Hellwalker damage reduced by 8%

Hyperion

We found that a couple of the Legendary Hyperion weaponry bypassed the Hyperion manufacturer playstyle too easily making their bonuses greatly outweigh the penalties. The Butcher was drastically outperforming all metrics and we chose to reduce the damage in order to keep the fast fire rate.

  • Conference Call damage increased by 15%
  • Crossroad accuracy reduced and it now fires 3 projectiles instead of 4
  • Butcher accuracy reduced and damage reduced by 25%

DAHL

  • Vanquisher damage increased by 20%

Children of the Vault

  • Skeksis damage increased by 15%
  • Linoge damage increased by 20%
  • Pain is Power damage increased by 25%

Atlas

  • Ruby’s Wrath damage increased by 10%

Grenades

Hex and Firestorm were calibrated to the wrong grenade modifier. These two grenades were envisioned to specialize by applying elemental DoTs to targets. Instead, they were resulting in large amounts of damage and the elemental DoTs were minimal.

We realize this is a drastic change on both of these grenades, but we did not want to remove the spectacle of the grenade (number of grenades spawned, number of targets hit, etc.) and focused on allowing their core identity to be emphasized instead of them continuing to just be high damage grenades.

  • Hunter-Seeker damage increased by 25%
  • Hex grenade damage reduced by 70% and duration reduced to 3 seconds
  • Firestorm damage reduced by 70%

Artifacts

It was reported that the Legendary artifact, Elemental Projector, had a bug resulting in the max value being displayed at 183% instead of the actual max value of 113%. Therefore, we addressed the discrepancy and reduced the max value to 90%.

  • Elemental Projector damage max roll reduced to 90%
Vault Hunter Adjustments

The current state of Moze’s Iron Bear, Zane’s Digi-Clone, and FL4K’s pets have made players focus on other elements besides those Vault Hunter’s fundamental action skills in the late game.

While longer-term solutions to scaling their damage is explored, we have boosted the health of Iron Bear, the Digi-Clone, and the pets to make them more viable. We will have more to say about long term solutions for these characters in the future.

  • Iron Bear: health increased by 50%
  • All pets’ health increased by 50%
  • Digi-Clone: health increased by 100%
  • Addressed a bug with Salvation where grenades were giving life-steal
Bug Fixes
  • Psychos will now use their True Vault Hunter Mode name in True Vault Hunter Mode
  • Removed the optional Rare Spawn missions from Galaxy Progress
  • Addressed a reported bug where Completely Sane Sid didn’t always become hostile when using FL4K
  • Addressed a reported bug where Ratch would not properly spawn during “Ratch’d Up”, which potentially blocked completion of that side mission
  • Included a modification so Lilith would continue to move toward the door in Shiv’s confession chamber during “From the Ground Up”
  • Lowered the chance for a weapon to drop from the Pachinko machine
  • Included a modification so that Zane’s Digi-Clone will no longer spawn into the cage in Cistern of Slaughter
  • Shield Boosters were modified and are now set for auto-pickup
  • An addition was introduced so Eridium chests are no longer listed as Red Chests in the ECHOcast extension on Sanctuary III

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That's it for the Borderlands 3 official patch notes for the latest update as of October 17, 2019. For more on Borderlands 3, check out last week's patch notes, and be sure to head over to our official review of the game

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the latest in the Borderlands franchise. 

Source: Gearbox

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Fortnite Hideouts Locations and How to Use Them https://www.gameskinny.com/9whiz/fortnite-hideouts-locations-and-how-to-use-them https://www.gameskinny.com/9whiz/fortnite-hideouts-locations-and-how-to-use-them Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:31:21 -0400 Ty Arthur

We've gone from being a bush to hiding out in dumpsters with the battle royale re-launch of Chapter 2. Fortnite Hideouts are the latest way to get the drop on your opponent and snag a Victory Royale -- if you know where to find them!

It may not be Call Of Duty's Prop Hunt mode, but you've now got to be on the lookout for potentially killer objects when heading into any area with buildings and certain outdoor locations with hay.

Finding Fortnite Hideouts

For now, there are only two types of hideouts: hay bales and metal dumpsters. We can probably expect other objects to join the list in later seasons and the new Chapter 2 mechanics are tinkered with in the coming months.

To use a hideout, just face the object and press the interact button to hide inside, then press it again to pop out when an enemy's back is turned and you are ready to start shooting.

Now you need to know where to find them though, as they are necessary to complete several weekly challenges.

Frenzy Farm is the best place to find hay bales, and lots of 'em. If you land there, you should be able to see several from the air as you make your way down to the ground.

Nearly any location with buildings is where to look for dumpster hideouts, but your best bets are business type locations such as the gas station in Salty Springs.

Hideouts popping up at random across the map is leading to paranoid game of cat and mouse, with players now shooting hay bales and dumpsters out of habit. It's not a bad idea just to be safe... except that the sound will reveal your location to anyone nearby who isn't hiding in the garbage or hay.

Have you managed to get a kill using a hideout yet or avoided a squad of enemies with these nifty new additions to the game? Sound off in the comments below.

If you need more help navigating the updated mechanics in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats https://www.gameskinny.com/ktudl/fortnite-chapter-2-weapons-list-and-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/ktudl/fortnite-chapter-2-weapons-list-and-stats Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:55 -0400 Sergey_3847

A new chapter in Fortnite battle royale has begun, and it's brought a bevy of changes to the game's weapons list. Many weapons have been vaulted, while a few have been taken out of the vault and thrown back into play. 

In this guide, you will find a complete list of all available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 battle royale, including their stats and rarities. Some weapon rarities have been added for certain models, while others have been removed by Epic Games.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats

Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Fortnite Chapter 2 Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 165 170.5 181.5 192.5 198
Damage 30 31 33 35 36
Fire Rate
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1
Structure Damage
30 31 33 35 36
 
Burst Assault Rifle (AUG)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 132.57 142.39 147.3 157.12 162.03
Damage 27 29 30 32 33
Fire Rate
4.91 4.91 4.91 4.91 4.91
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3
Structure Damage
27 29 30 32 33
 
Submachine Gun (P90)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 204 216 228 240 252
Damage 17 18 19 20 21
Fire Rate
12 12 12 12 12
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.42 2.31 2.2 2.09 1.98
Structure Damage
17 18 19 20 21
 
Pistol

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 162 168.75 175.5 189 195.75
Damage 24 25 26 28 29
Fire Rate
6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75
Magazine 16 16 16 16 16
Reload Time
1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3
Structure Damage
23 24 25 26 27
 
Tactical Shotgun (M1014)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 106.5 112.5 118.5 124.5 130.5
Damage 71 75 79 83 87
Fire Rate
1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Magazine 8 8 8 8 8
Reload Time
6.3 6 5.7 5.4 5.1
Structure Damage
50 53 55 58 60
 
Pump Shotgun

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 49 56 63 70 77
Damage 70 80 90 100 110
Fire Rate
0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Magazine 5 5 5 5 5
Reload Time
5 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2
Structure Damage
45 46 50 54 55
 
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 31.35 33 34.65 36.3 38.28
Damage 95 100 105 110 116
Fire Rate
0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33
Magazine 1 1 1 1 1
Reload Time
3.4 3.2 3 2.8 2.6
Structure Damage
95 100 105 110 116
 
Rocket Launcher

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 74.25 78.75 82.5 87 90.75
Damage 99 105 110 116 121
Fire Rate
0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75
Magazine 1 1 1 1 1
Reload Time
4.7 4.1 3.6 3.1 2.5
Structure Damage
356 356 375 394 394
 
Six Shooter

Stats Uncommon Rare Epic
DPS 170 180 190
Damage 34 36 38
Fire Rate
5 5 5
Magazine 6 6 6
Reload Time
2.42 2.3 2.19
Structure Damage
34 36 38
 
Hunting Rifle

Stats Uncommon Rare
DPS 68.8 72
Damage 86 90
Fire Rate
0.8 0.8
Magazine 1 1
Reload Time
1.9 1.8
Structure Damage
86 90
 
Double-Barrel Shotgun

Stats Epic Legendary
DPS 216.6 228
Damage 114 120
Fire Rate
1.9 1.9
Magazine 2 2
Reload Time
2.8 2.7
Structure Damage
87 90
 
Infantry Rifle

Fortnite Chapter 2 Infantry Rifle

Stats Common
DPS 144
Damage 36
Fire Rate
4
Magazine 8
Reload Time
2.5
Structure Damage
36

 

These are all available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 battle royale. For more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare Economy Outlined, Doesn't Include Loot Boxes https://www.gameskinny.com/36f5v/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-economy-outlined-doesnt-include-loot-boxes https://www.gameskinny.com/36f5v/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-economy-outlined-doesnt-include-loot-boxes Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:08:25 -0400 GS_Staff

A few days ago, we reported that Call of Duty Modern Warfare won't have loot boxes. Today, Activision doubled down with a blog post on the game's official website. Instead, the developer says that Modern Warfare will implement a battle pass, similar to those found in Fortnite and Destiny 2

The blog post goes on to outline what will be available in the game's battle pass system. They clearly state that players can earn "all functional content that has an impact on game balance," by playing the game. There will be no pay-to-win systems in Modern Warfare

We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.

All functional content that has an impact on game balance, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked simply by playing the game.

The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying. Battle Passes will launch timed to new, post-launch live seasons, so you can unlock cool new Modern Warfare-themed content that matches each season.

With the new Battle Pass system, players will be able to earn COD Points by playing the game. 

There will be both a Free Stream and a Premium Stream of content in the Battle Pass System in Modern Warfare. New base weapons will be earned through gameplay, simply by playing Modern Warfare. Functional attachments for base weapons can be unlocked through gameplay as well just like in the game’s Beta.

The Battle Pass and the In-Game Store will feature a variety of cosmetic content that does not impact game balance.

According to the post, the battle pass will not release with the game on October 25. Activision wants to focus on the game's launch while giving players time to play through the game, earning rewards detached from a battle pass system. 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare will release on October 25 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For more on the upcoming first-person shooter, be sure to check out our beta impressions ahead of our official review. Then watch this awesome Spec Ops trailer to get hype for the game's multiplayer offerings. 

Source: Activision

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Medal Punchcard Explained https://www.gameskinny.com/lz2j6/fortnite-chapter-2-medal-punchcard-explained https://www.gameskinny.com/lz2j6/fortnite-chapter-2-medal-punchcard-explained Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:42:35 -0400 Ty Arthur

Now that Fortnite is officially back with Chapter 2, many of the upgrade, progression, and weapons systems you've gotten to know have been significantly altered. And some, like the medal punchcard system, are brand-new. 

The Fortnite medal punchcard system is separate from the XP missions, which can be cycled at your leisure. But they still help you earn XP faster so you can level up your battle pass. Here's what you need to know about the new system. 

Fortnite Medal Punchcard System

The medal punchcard system is new to Fortnite Chapter 2, and changes player progression.

Before we get into how the punchcard works, its worth noting that as of this writing, the punchcard can get stuck on the screen on the PS4 version. Unfortunately, at this point, there's no fix except to wait for a patch to resolve the issue. Closing and re-opening won't fix it, and neither will uninstalling and reinstalling.

Now, onto the punchard.

The medals essentially serve the role of daily missions for earning experience and increasing your battle pass rank, but they are a little more flexible and can be earned by newer players who aren't as skilled yet.

The punchchard can be filled up with any of the medals you don't have to do one of each type, for instance  and you can bump up the ranking of the medal from bronze to silver to gold by completing it again with higher numbers.

There may be more based on other types of actions, but here are all the medals we've discovered so far:

  • First Match Medal: Play your first game of the day
  • Scavenger Medal: Search 3 / 7 / 10 chests, supply drops, or llamas
  • Battle Medal: Get 1 / 4 / 8 eliminations in a match
  • Survivor Medal: Survive to top 50 / 25 / 10 players in a match
  • Sniper Medal: Get a long-distance sniper kill of 100m or more
  • Fishing Medal: Go fishing using the new poles

While these medals are for solo matches, note there are also teamwork medals for earning assists in duo or squad modes. The medals reset each day after 24 hours, which means you'll get more rewards if you keep logging in each day and repeat the medals over and over.

That's it on how to navigate the revamped progression punchcard in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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How to Upgrade Weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/h46pc/how-to-upgrade-weapons-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/h46pc/how-to-upgrade-weapons-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:16:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every Fortnite player knows that there are five types of weapon rarities in the game: common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary. Previously, each weapon could be looted in one of these rarities, but you couldn't upgrade these weapons if needed. Now Epic Games has introduced special upgrade benches, which allow players to upgrade their weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2.

The process is rather simple, but it requires a lot of resources. So, if you want to know how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, then keep on reading our guide below.

Fortnite Chapter 2: Upgrade Benches Locations

Fortnite Chapter 2 Upgrade Bench Locations map.

Currently, there are six weapon upgrade benches on the brand new Fortnite Chapter 2 map. Here are their locations:

  • Craggy Cliffs: In the northern part of the map
  • Pleasant Park: On the northeast at the gas station
  • Between Steamy Stack and Dirty Docks on the eastern side of the map
  • Dirty Docks: Inside a small workshop in the northern part of the area
  • Weeping Woods: In the eastern half of the forest at a camping site
  • Retail Row: Inside a building in the southeastern part of the area

Walk up to any of these upgrade benches and choose your weapon and rarity you wish to upgrade. The system will require a certain amount of resources, such as wood, brick, and metal. The higher the rarity you choose, the larger the number of resources you will have to pay.

Here is a complete breakdown of resources you need to pay for each consecutive weapon upgrade:

  1. Common to Uncommon: 50x wood, 50 x brick, 50x metal
  2. Uncommon to Rare: 150x wood, 150 x brick, 150x metal
  3. Rare to Epic: 250x wood, 250 x brick, 250x metal
  4. Epic to Legendary: 350x wood, 350 x brick, 350x metal

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That's it on how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Destiny 2 Iron Banner: How to Complete the Scour the Rust Quest https://www.gameskinny.com/dgzex/destiny-2-iron-banner-how-to-complete-the-scour-the-rust-quest https://www.gameskinny.com/dgzex/destiny-2-iron-banner-how-to-complete-the-scour-the-rust-quest Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:20:54 -0400 John Schutt

With a new season in Destiny 2 comes a new iteration of Iron Banner. Things are a little different this time. If you want to collect the Iron Banner armor sets, you have to complete the Scour the Rust questline. Also, because the quest is character-bound, you have to complete it on every character you want to have access to the armor.

Thankfully, the quest isn't nearly as large a grind as Year 2's. Instead, the six-part questline is made up of simple steps you can complete in about 10 hours of gameplay. 

Your primary objectives will be to complete a total of 15 matches while capturing 50 zones and getting kills using various weapons and abilities. Also, each quest step builds on the one previous, so if a step requires a certain number of matches, it will count those you've already played.

Here are the quest steps and some quick tips on how you can complete each of them.

Note: Per a recent tweet from Bungie Help, the third, bottom-most portion of the Conviction section of Scour the Rust quest will auto-complete. Previously, that part of the quest step was glitched to say you needed super kills but showed Grenade Launcher kills and accepted SMG kills. You will still need to finish the other two parts of the quest.

Scour the Rust Part 1: Spectacle

For the introductory portion of Scour the Rust, you need to:

  • Defeat 30 opponents.
  • Capture 10 zones
  • Achieve 3 Super kills

The first two steps are easy enough. For opponents defeated, stick with your teammates and nab whatever kills they can't land. If you're having trouble capturing zones, wait until you respawn and walk toward the nearest one. The game will attempt to place you close to a safe area near a zone, and with a little patience, you'll be done before you know it.

For super kills, your best bet is to equip one of the following supers:

  • Bottom tree Dawnblade (the Solar super) for Warlock,
  • Bottom tree Striker (the Arc super) for Titan
  • Spectral Blades (middle tree Void super) for Hunter

Any of these roaming supers grant impressive armor and plenty of killing power, making three kills a breeze. Be smart, and you won't have any issues.

Scour the Rust Step 2: Intent

For the second step of Scour the Rust, you must:

  • Complete 6 Iron Banner matches
  • Capture 20 zones
  • Achieve 25 pulse rifle final blows

Completing matches is, well, completing matches. Play any match to the score or time limit, and you'll progress that step. Zones are zones, too. No tricks here or at any other point.

Pulse rifle kills are straightforward, as well. The same advice stands here: stick with your team and keep your distance from the enemy. Pulse rifles are strong in the current meta, so pick up the one you like best and shoot. One or two matches should be all you'll need.

Scour the Rust Step 3: Timing

For step three of Scour the Rust, you'll need to:

  • Defeat 100 opponents
  • Capture 30 zones
  • Achieve 20 kills with fusion rifles

The first two parts here are as always. Fusion rifle kills will require a little more finesse, and you'll need to be in your enemy's face a lot more. My best advice is to learn to pre-charge your fusion when you expect an engagement, so you're ready to shoot the instant an opponent comes into your sights. Sticking with your team is, again, worthwhile.

Scour the Rust Step 4: Execution

For the fourth part of Scour the Rust, you must:

  • Kill 15 enemies with an SMG
  • Kill 15 enemies with your super
  • Capture 40 zones

SMG kills are all about intelligent aggression. You won't be able to take distant fights at all, and medium-range engagements are out of the question as well. Stick with your team as they move on a flag and pay attention to your radar. When you see a teammate push, push with them. Stick to close quarters and be careful. Shotgun rushers are everywhere.

Super kills and zone captures are as ever.

Scour the Rust Step 5: Conviction 

For the fifth — and last in-match — portion of the Scour the Rust quest, you'll need to:

  • Complete 15 Iron Banner matches
  • Capture 50 zones

As noted, right now, that's everything. The third part of this quest auto-completes due to a glitch in Scour the Rust.

Scour the Rust Step 6: Forgeborne

No more Iron Banner matches required for you in Scour the Rust. All that's left is to visit Lord Saladin and claim your ability to grind for armor. By this point, all armor pieces will be available out of Iron Banner Token engrams from Saladin, costing 20 tokens per engram.

Remember, you'll need to do this all over again on your other characters to unlock their armor. Hopefully, the grind wasn't too terrible.

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Check out our other Destiny 2 guides:

Stay tuned to our Destiny 2 guides hub for more!

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Updated: The Outer Worlds Xbox One and PS4 Enhancements Clarified https://www.gameskinny.com/c1l28/updated-the-outer-worlds-xbox-one-and-ps4-enhancements-clarified https://www.gameskinny.com/c1l28/updated-the-outer-worlds-xbox-one-and-ps4-enhancements-clarified Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:03:29 -0400 GS_Staff

Update 10/17/19: The Private Division has released a statement clarifying the enhancements for The Outer Worlds on Xbox One and PS4. 

The publisher says that the game is "enhanced for both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro." 

Original story: 

The Outer Worlds is set to release in a little more than a week. As we nudge closer to its October 25 launch, we've learned a little more about the game's differences on PS4 and Xbox One. 

Namely, the Xbox One version of The Outer Worlds will feature 4K support and other enhancements, while the PlayStation 4 version of the game will not feature any enhancements. 

The news comes from Windows Central (via IGN).

To learn more about The Outer Worlds and any potential differences between console versions, Windows Central reached out to the game's publisher, Private Division, who said the game would feature "4K on Xbox One" but "no enhancements for PS4 Pro." 

Windows Central reached out for comment but has not heard back as of this writing. As can be the case with these sorts of things, no official rationale for the discrepancy was provided by the publisher. 

While the game's full PC system requirements have yet to be released, it's expected that The Outer Worlds will feature 4K functionality on the platform. That means PS4 players will be the only ones left out in the cold. 

Indeed, the PlayStation 4 Pro has the power to push 4K video. Plenty of games, such as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hitman, Resogun, The Last of Us Remastered, and more take advantage of the graphical enhancement. 

Until Private Division or the game's developer, Obsidian Entertainment, provides further clarification, any reason behind the decision is purely speculative. 

The Outer Worlds launches for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 25. Satiate your wanderlust by watching 40 minutes of gameplay here. Still haven't pre-ordered The Outer Worlds? Head over to our pre-order guide

Sources: Windows Central, IGN

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Delayed https://www.gameskinny.com/un8c2/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-delayed https://www.gameskinny.com/un8c2/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-delayed Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:18:02 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has been delayed for several months. Originally slated to release in March 2020, the vampire RPG will now release some time later in the year. 

The news comes from a blog post on the game's official website (via Eurogamer), where Hardsuit Labs' CEO Andy Kipling and writer Brian Mitsoda said the delay was to provide further polish to the game ahead of release. 

There are some things we wanted to hit under all circumstances when we set out to follow in Bloodlines’ footsteps: A deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness. We firmly believe that we’re on the right track to get you all of this.

On the flip side, there’s the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early. Over the last few months, it became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake. We won’t do that. In the end, everyone working on this game wants to offer you the best Bloodlines 2 we can.

This hasn’t been an easy  nor our first choice. Throughout 2019 we have been improving our processes and growing our teams, however it soon became clear that this alone won’t allow us to deliver the quality we want at the date we promised. 

While the delay is certainly unfortunate news for those excitedly awaiting the game's previous release of March 2020, it's heartening to see Hardsuit Labs pushing for a well-polished product at launch. 

Neither Hardsuit Labs nor publisher Paradox Interactive provided a new launch date for the game. As of now, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is set to release later in 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A release close to Halloween would be delicious ... 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Vampire news and information as it breaks. While you wait, be sure to check out 28 minutes of gameplay shown at Gamescom 2019. 

Sources: Eurogamer, Hardsuit Labs

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