Sunday, October 6, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 spec requirements

Red Dead Redemption 2 is soon coming to PC, and we've learned about the spec requirements that you will need to be able to run it. Keep in mind that these are the minimum requirements to actually play the game, so you probably won't get a smooth experience with it if you can barely run it. 

Anyway, here are the minimum specs needed to run Red Dead Redemption 2:
OS: Win 7 64
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz / AMD FX-6350
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB
VRAM: 2GB
System Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 100 GB Hard drive space
DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

How long does it take to beat Borderlands 3?

People are starting to beat Borderlands 3 already, and the first reports about how long it takes to beat the game is already in. So far it looks like it will take a regular player about 20-25 hours to beat the main game. This is if they focus mainly on the main story line, and don't spend a lot of time doing side missions, do crew challenges, or just run around doing nothing.

It's also a lot faster to complete the game if you are a group of four people who play it together. This reduces the total time estimated to beat Borderlands 3 by many hours.

So, in summary, expect to spend just shy of 20 hours if you play with three friends, or just over 25 hours if you play solo.


How to turn off the camera shake (Greedfall)

Greenfall has a pretty high level of camera shake / head bob when you play, especially during combat. Some players have reported getting motion sickness from playing the game, and unfortunately there is no option to turn off this camera shake in the game. However, it's still possible to get rid of it, but you will need to download a modification for it.

The best mod for turning off the camera shake in Greedfall is Camera Overhaul, and can be downloaded from: https://www.nexusmods.com/greedfall/mods/8.

In addition to removing the camera shake it does improve the camera in a few other ways, so it's a great mod to download and install if you want to play Greedfall.

You install the mod by downloading it from Nexus, then unzipping it. Now move the folder called "camera" into your Greedfall install directory. Restart the game, and it's good to go!

This will hopefully get rid of the motion sickness that a lot of people have experienced, but it might also be useful for people who just find the camera shake to be very annoying.

Weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3: How to get, equip and use them

Weapon trinkets are a completely new type of item to the Borderlands franchise, making its first appearance in Borderlands. A lot of people don't really get how these work or what their purpose is, so we've written this short guide to understanding all there is about weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3.

First off, they don't do anything at all. At least not in the eyes of improving your character. They are a purely cosmetic thing, so they are great for people who care about how their weapons look. But they will not modify your weapons or abilities in any way.

What they instead do is customize your weapons. Ever wanted to have keychains or small objects attached to your weapons? At least now you have the chance. There is a huge variety of weapon trinkets, so there's something for everyone here.

Most weapon trinkets work for a lot of weapons, but some are tied to specific weapon types. The weapon trinkets are not consumed on use, and you can even use them on several weapons at the same time, so feel free to use the weapon trinkets on any weapon without worrying about saving it.

Most trinkets are seen by your character when you play from a first person perspective, but not all. The ones that don't are clearly for online play where you can brag to other people and show of.

How to equip weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3

In order to equip a weapon trinket to your weapon, open the ECHO menu and head to the inventory screen. Highlight one of the four equipped weapons and click on X/A/mouse button to open the trinket menu and select which trinket you want to use for that weapon.

After having equipped a weapon trinket, do the same thing if you want to change it. You can equip or change weapon trinkets at any point, free of charge. This means that you are free to change them as many times as you want to see how cool they look on your character.

Where do weapon trinkets come from?

There is no set source for weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3, and they drop from a wide variety of things. Some are awarded from missions, others drop randomly from certain enemies, while other are only dropped from certain bosses. There is definitely a lot of weapon trinkets to grind if you love collecting stuff!

How to check the in-game mailbox and get items from it (Borderlands 3)

Borderlands 3 come with its own in-game mailbox. This mailbox is used to deliver loot to you from outside sources, so this is where you will find things like preorder bonus items, golden keys from promotions, Delux owner bonus items and things like that. A lot of players are having problems finding this in-game mailbox though, because they look in the wrong place. The thing is, the mailbox is not physically in the game. It's located in the menus. You need to pause the game and open the "Social" submenu. At the top of this, there will be an icon of an envelope. This indicates that you have unread mail, so click on it to open it up.

When you open the mail, you can see everything that has been sent to you, including preorder bonus items and stuff like that. You can choose to transfer it from the mailbox to your inventory at any time you like, but you can also chose to keep it in the mailbox until you want to pick it up. This is useful if you want to wait until you are in the bank or something like that before transferring it.

You should check your in-game mailbox in Borderlands 3 pretty often, because Gearbox does apparently enjoy sending out free stuff every once in a while. So check it out to make sure you don't miss any Gold Keys or promotional skins.

How to use Photo Mode in Borderlands 3

There are plenty of opportunities to take funny or cool photos in Borderlands 3, but the Photo Mode can actually be a bit hidden away in this game. Exactly how to use the Photo Mode in Borderlands 3 depends on which console you play one.

If you play on PS4, click on the "Options" button and select "Photo Mode". Use the L2 and R2 buttons to make the camera go higher or lower, and the right analog stick to move the camera. Now press the Square button to snap the picture.

On Xbox One, use the Menu button and Select "Photo Mode". And just like on PS4, use the L2 and R2 buttons to make the camera go higher or lower, and the right analog stick to move the camera lens. The View button is used to snap the photo.

As for PC, click on Esc to open the menu and select the Photo Mode. Use the mouse to position the camera, and the space bar to capture the moment.

And that's all there is to using the Photo Mode in Borderlands 3. Now you can go out and take as many photos of interesting encounters as you want, and even share them with your friends. It is also possible to edit the picture in Photo Mode, and you can change contrast, saturation, brightness, what parts of the UI is shown and so on.


How to change the difficulty in Greedfall

Greedfall is a pretty challenging games at times, but it's actually very easy to change the difficulty in the game. You can change the difficulty at any time, so you don't have to stay with the difficulty you chose when you first began the game.

In order to change the difficulty, pause the game and go to the menu. Click on "Options" and then on "Game". This will get you to the place where you can change the difficulty level. There are a total of four different difficulty levels for you; Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme. You can probably guess what to expect from each different difficulty level.

Keep in mind that changing the difficulty level only affect combat, and the rest of the game is still exactly the same as before.

Also keep in mind that you can change at any time, and as many times as you want. If you get stuck on a boss, just lower the difficulty to beat it, then change it back up to your preferred difficulty level.

The difficulty does affect trophies and achievements in the game, so you might lose out on some of them if you lower it.

How to get a Void Portal (Forager)

A Void Portal is a portal that takes you to the Void Zone in Forager. It got added in the Combat patch, so you won't find it in the base game. However, if you have updated to play on the latest version, you should be able to get it.

There are several ways to get the Void Portal. The first method is to obtain the skill called Sigil Maker. This is found at the very bottom right corner of the Skill Tree. When you have this, you are able to craft a Void Portal.

Another method is to look for the Travelling Merchant. He sells Void Portals, and you can buy as many from him as you need. Most players find this to be the easiest way to get them, but it's really up to you.

Some players have reported seeing Void Portals on the Market at well. The Market sells a random variety of items, so this seem possible, but I have not been able to confirm this for myself.


How to redeem your preorder DLC bonuses (Borderlands 3)

Everyone who preordered Borderlands 3 get some nice preorder DLC bonuses, but a lot of people have been having trouble finding out exactly how to redeem these preorder rewards. In addition to the Preorder DLC, this guide will show you how to redeem the Deluxe DLC rewards and the Super Deluxe DLC rewards as well, since they are done the exactly same way.

You get the preorder bonuses in two different ways depending on where you bought the game:
1) If you preorederd the game from Epic Store, it will be automatically added to your game.
2) If you bought a physical copy, there is a code you need to redeem inside the game box.

If you got the code, go to your digital storefront (Playstation Store, Epic Games Store, or Microsoft Marketplace) and click on "Redeem code". Type it in and connect it to your account.

At this point the DLC rewards are tied to your account, but you still need to get them. The thing here is that they are located in the in-game mail. To open this, click on the Social menu from the main menu. When you are in this menu there is an envelope icon at the top of the screen. Click on this to check your in-game mail, and you will find your preorder bonus items attached to this mail. Just click accept on the items, and they get transferred to your inventory.

And that's all there is to redeeming and getting your preorder DLC items in Borderlands 3. Now go on and enjoy the game!

How to start a New Game+ / True Vault Hunter Mode (Borderlands 3)

The main story line in Borderlands 3 is pretty long, but there are still many people that want to keep playing the game after completing everything. So, does Borderlands 3 even have a New Game Plus? Yes, it does indeed. However, it's not called New Game+ in the Borderlands franchise, it's called True Vault Hunter Mode. It is effectively the same thing though.

When you start a True Vault Hunter Mode, all your levels, skill, gear, weapons, money etc. is transferred with your character, but you begin the rest of the game from the beginning. All the enemies also level up, and get a lot more difficult. This allows you to level up even higher yourself, face more difficult enemies, and of course get better loot!

 The main story mode in True Vault Hunter mode is exactly the same as the first play though, so don't expect to do anything new in terms of story here. However, all the missions and quests are reset, so you get to complete them all over again.

How to increase your inventory space (Borderlands 3)

You start Borderlands 3 with a very limited inventory space, and your backpack can only hold a total of 15 different items in the beginning. This space is quickly filled up when you do missions, so it's smart to upgrade your inventory space early on to allow you to bring back a lot of loot from your exploration.

Luckily for us, we are able to upgrade our inventory space very early on in the game. You can upgrade it after having unlocked your ship after finishing the mission on Pandora. Most players will be around level 6 to 8 at this time.

Anyway, head to Markus' space in the ship and look for a large screen that sells SDUs there. Find the one with backpack space increase and buy it. Each SDU cost cash, and most players will be able to afford the first upgrade by the time they are on the ship for the first time. Each SDU add 3 new inventory spaces that are permanently yours to keep, but each new SDU also get a bit more expensive than the previous one, so you can't buy many right away. However, keep saving cash and you can buy a new Inventory Space SDU every once in a while.


How to reset your Skill Points (Borderlands 3)

Each Vault Hunter comes with three different Skill Trees in Borderlands 3, and it's very easy to make a build that is far from optimal when you reach a higher level. So, how do we reset the Skill Points and change our spec in Borderlands 3? It's actually a lot easier than you would imagine, and all you need to do is to head to a Quick-Change Machine. These are the same machines that you use to change your appearance, and they are found in many different locations in the game.

When you are at the Quick-Change Machine, choose the "Repec" option that is there. At this point you must pay a fee to be able to reset all your Skill Points, and the exact cost will be based on your level. It tends to be pretty cheap though, so don't be afraid to try out a new spec.

You can reset your Skill Points as many times as you want, granted you have the money to pay for the reset at the Quick-Change Machine. While it's pretty cheap to change it once, the money really adds up if you change it 3-4 times each level, so try to find a decent build that you can stick with for a while.


How to save the game (Hollow Knight)

Hollow Knight can be a pretty difficult game, and it's very important to learn to save your game often, since there are only a few points in the game where it utilizes the auto save feature. So for the most part you will be doing manual saving while playing Hollow Knight.

You can't just save the game anywhere, and in order to save the game you must find a Bench. Sit on this, and the game will be saved! At this point you can turn off the game without fear of losing any progress. You can use each Bench as many times as you want, and you don't have to spend any resources to save the game. So sit down on the bench every time you pass by one.

Of course, Benches are pretty rare in Hollow Knight, so you often have to actively search for them. It is highly advised to buy the Map Marker that tells you exactly where they are on the map, because this will save you from a lot of searching in the game.