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Sea of Thieves is celebrating reaching 25 million players by handing out gold and Doubloons

Earn some coin just for playing. Microsoft and Rare have announced a new milestone for Sea of Thieves. According to the latest figures, the pirate game now boasts over 25 million players. The figure is up from 20 million reported back in March of this year, which means the game gained an additional 5 million players in the span of seven months. According to the companies, the introduction of Seasons and the crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean in Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life can be attributed to the huge influx of players. To celebrate the 25 million…

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Starfield video introduces you to the game’s Settled Systems

The video also reveals three factions. Bethesda has released a new video for Starfield which discusses the game’s Settled Systems. In the video, design director Emil Pagliarulo also provides fresh details on the game’s factions. Two of the largest are the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective, and then there’s the Constellation, with whom you will begin your journey in Starfield as an explorer of the galaxy. Starfield is like many other Bethesda games in such that you will be able to create any character you want and freely explore the game world. Three locations have previously been revealed and…

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Where to find candy in Fortnite to complete Hollowhead’s quests

If you’re wondering where to find candy in Fortnite, chances are the other 99 people in your match are thinking the same thing. There’s only one place to find Candy in Fortnite during Fortnitemares 2021, but you’ll need to gather a fair bit of it to clear Hollowhead’s challenges and earn some new rewards. Here’s where to look. Where to find candy in Fortnite This year, candy is only found in Pleasant Park in the northwest part of the map. Some have said it pops up elsewhere, but I’ve only seen it so far in the Pleasant Park neighborhood. Since…

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There’s a new PS5 firmware update

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It’s been a few days since the most recent PS5 update, so we just got another one. Sony rolled out a new firmware update for PS5 consoles earlier today. The new update is incremental, and comes roughly two weeks after the most recent one. Today’s release, version number 21.02-04.03.00, is the usual 913MB download. According to Sony’s official support site, the update has the same patch note as the one from earlier this month: “This system software update improves system…

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Destiny 2 will charge you extra for dungeons from Witch Queen expansion onwards – and fans aren’t happy

New dungeons coming in with the Witch Queen expansion are tied to the deluxe edition, gating them off for people who buy the regular expansion. It looks like you’re going to have to pay extra to access the new dungeons coming to Destiny 2 with the Witch Queen expansion in Year 5 of the game. The new dungeons that will be added to Destiny 2 in 2022 and beyond won’t be included in the standard versions of Witch Queen, or in the various Year 5 season passes, Bungie has clarified today. That means, if you want to acces all the…

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Fortnite Ghostbusters Containment Specialist Quests: Where to find Seismographs, mini-Pufts, and Ghost Traps

I might be afraid of some ghosts… Classic chills have come to Fortnite with the arrival of the Ghostbusters Punchcard. You’ll have to defeat some scary specters, do some real science, and more to snag the “No Ghost” backbling and proudly wear the classic logo to ward off evil spirits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n2pGPT3jAI Here’s everything you need to do to become a real Ghostbuster yourself, including taking on tiny versions of the series’ iconic enemy: Mini-Pufts, and where to deploy Seismographs. Where do you find the Ghostbusters Containment Specialist? How do you deploy Seismographs in Fortnite? How do you exterminate mini-Pufts in…

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Fortnite The Oracle Speaks guide – How to complete all Dark Jonesey quests

Take a tour ’round the island Fortnite The Oracle Speaks are the Dark Jonesy quests for Fortnitemares 2021, and you get a snazzy new glider if you manage to complete them all. It’ll take some time, but there’s a fun bit of lore tied in with Jonesy’s quests. Just keep your wits about you as you search. Dark Jonesey’s punchcard takes you to some of the island’s most popular spots. Fortnite The Oracle Speaks – Dark Jonesy punchcard Dark Jonesy is at the Steamy Stacks in Chapter 8, so head there first and speak with him to obtain the Dark…

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Fortnite Ariana Grande Monster Hunter Quests: How to reveal the Command Symbol

Help out astronaut Ariana for a new pickaxe It’s not just Ariana Grande’s singing that’s out of this world, as she returns to Fortnite as a monster hunting astronaut with a string of quests for you to complete. Ticking off all 5 markers on Ariana Grande’s Punchcard nets you her special “All Weather Extractor” Harvesting Tool for your locker, as well as a hefty chunk of season XP towards your progress. Where do you find the Ariana Grande Monster Hunter quests in Fortnite? Where do you find Ariana Grande records and turntables in Fortnite? Where do you study the Caretaker’s…

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Genshin Impact solve the mystery of the stones – How to complete Octave of the Maushiro

How to activate Tsurumi Island’s Thunderbird stones Genshin Impact solve the mystery of the stones is part of the Through the Mists quest and the only way to get the Peculiar Pinion gadget. Speak with Ruu one real-world day after finishing the quest’s first part, and you’ll receive the Pinion with some vague instructions on what to do next. Your first task is to find a Seelie. Genshin Impact solve the mystery of the stones – Electro Seelie location Travel to the quest area, but deal with the Rifthounds before doing anything else. They’re persistent and can deal heavy damage…

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GTA Trilogy datamine suggests upgraded visuals and GTA 5-style controls for the remasters

A keen-eyed GTA Forums user has discovered a set of notable additions that may make the upcoming GTA Trilogy a more tempting proposition for fans of the series. As Rockstar remains odddly tight-lipped on anything to do with the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, dataminers are starting to piece together a few more details about what the collection of games might actually look (and play) like. As well as new achievements and artwork, uncovered ahead of the actual reveal of the Remastered Trilogy, the folks over at GTA Forums have dug up more information about…

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Outriders arrives on Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow

People Can Fly’s looter-shooter is coming to Microsoft’s subscription service this week, and you can carry on where you left off on console. Square Enix and Microsoft have announced that Outriders is on the way to Xbox Game Pass for PC, and it’s due to arrive on the service tomorrow (October 19). And, if you’ve been playing People Can Fly’s action game on Steam, you can download a new patch that’ll let you enjoy cross-play with anyone progressing via the Microsoft Store. Remember Outriders? You know, the peculiar Square Enix title that saw over 3.5 million players worldwide during its…

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Miss the Xbox 360’s blades? Well they’re back… on the Xbox website

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. If you’re nostalgic for the Xbox 360’s original dashboard blades, Microsoft has done something that’ll scratch your itch over on the official Xbox site. Microsoft is closing in on the 20th anniversary of the Xbox at an alarming rate, with the festivities set to occur on November 15, and ahead of whatever the company has planned, the Xbox site has suddenly started paying tribute to the Xbox 360 blades dashboard. If you head on over to the site right now,…

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Ash is Apex Legends’ next playable hero, Season 11 trailer coming later this week

Ash – who you may know as the hero running the in-game Arenas – is coming to Apex Legends soon. Apex Legends is getting another new hero, Ash, when Season 11 – Escape – kicks off at some point in the not-too-distant future. Thanks to a brand new Stories from the Outlands trailer (embedded below) released by Apex Legends developer Respawn and publisher EA today, we know the name and backstory of the next character we’re going to get to play as: Ash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY6j8RzpI5U “Ash is done just overseeing the games: she’s ready to win them and prove she’s the Apex…

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Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard’s Ricochet anti-cheat leak was planned

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Activision developers knew that Call of Duty’s new anti-cheat system would end up in the hands of cheaters. Shortly after Activision announced the new Call of Duty anti-cheat, Ricochet, it came out that a build of the new software got leaked, and that cheat creators were already reverse-engineering it. But Activision is fine with that, because the company expected this to happen. Prior to Ricochet’s announcement, the developer actually rolled out a test version to a limited number of users….

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Gotham Knights trailer reminds us it’s about the Court of Owls

Gotham Knights showed up at the Dc FanDome over the weekend, bringing us a new trailer. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League wasn’t the only big game at the DC FanDome, we also got a fresh look at WB Montreal’s Gotham Knights, thanks to a new story trailer. This is our first proper look at the game since last year’s FanDome. But unlike last year’s gameplay debut, this time the trailer’s entire focus is on the Court of Owls – the main villain of the game. The Court of Owls was actually what the game was rumoured to be about…

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Ubisoft may have leaked the Rainbow Six Extraction release date

The game previously known as Rainbow Six Quarantine may be due to land early next year, per a seemingly accidental update on Ubisoft’s own website. It looks like Ubisoft may have accidentally given us an insight as to when Rainbow Six Extraction, its upcoming, oft-delayed PvE co-op game, may launch. The game – previously known as Rainbow Six Parasite, then Rainbow Six Quarantine before the publisher changed it in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic – may be set to arrive on January 20, 2022, per a recently updated page on Ubisoft’s website (thanks, VGC). Extraction – in case you’ve…

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FIFA issues statement taking shots at EA’s dominance of football games

FIFA has issued a statement saying football games “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights”. The on-going fracture between EA and FIFA seems to have widened over the weekend, as the football body issued a statement seemingly directly targeted at EA, noting that it believes football gaming and esports “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights”. It’s been a pretty electric week in the world of football games – after EA suggested that the FIFA series may drop its now-classic branding, the publisher has trademarked EA Sports FC – hinting at what…

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Minecraft Dungeons is getting seasons, a battle pass and more

Mojang plans to keep Minecraft spin-off Minecraft Dungeons alive a little longer with a battle pass, seasonal updates and more besides. Hack-and-slash dungeon-crawling Minecraft spin-off, Minecraft Dungeons, will be getting even more new content later this year – with plenty more set to be added further down the line. “Heroes, the adventure continues!” announced the official Minecraft Dungeons Twitter account during this year’s Minecon Live. “Seasonal Adventures are coming to Dungeons! Advance through an all-new progression system to earn pets, flairs, emotes and skins!” There will also be a non-paid, free Battle Pass track that will unlock various in-game currencies,…

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Minecraft’s Caves & Cliffs: Part 2 coming soon, The Wild update and Allay mob coming in 2022

Caves & Cliffs: Part 2 is finally on the horizon, and there’s more in the works for the blocky game. During Minecon Live today, Mojang introduced the next big update to Minecraft: The Wild Update. The free update will introduce new gameplay mechanics, depth, and new blocks and mobs, including mud, mangrove trees and swamps, updated swamps, frogs, and frog eggs. Players will also be able to place chests on boats. Launching alongside the Wild Update will be the Deep Dark biome and the hostile Warden mob. The content will include a reimagined look at the cities of this complex…

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer released out of DC FanDome

Have a look at the new story trailer. Warner Bros. Games and DC today released a new story trailer for Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Shown off during DC FanDome today, the brand-new story trailer sheds light on the origins of Amanda Waller’s Task Force X – also known as the Suicide Squad. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was announced for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X at DC FanDome 2020 and is set for release next year. The action-adventure third-person shooter can be played solo or with up to four players in online co-op. If playing…