Friday, August 2, 2019

How to get the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount (World of Warcraft)

The Obsidian Worldbreaker mount is a mount added in patch 8.2.5 of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. It is tied to the World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary, and you will only be able to obtain this mount during this event. If you don't get it during this time, you will never be able to get this amazing Deathwing-inspired mount in your collection at all. So make sure to grab this before the evens.

The 15th Anniversary events begin at November 16th 2019, and runs until 10AM at November 30th. This means that you have two full weeks to complete the event.

In order to get this mount, you need to complete a quest that requires you to run three Anniversary-only timewalking raids. Each raid has three bosses, which means that you have to kill a total of nine bosses before this mount is yours. You can do them in any order.

The raids and bosses are some of the most well-known and challenging bosses from The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions packs, and the full raid and boss list is as follows;

Chromie's Memory: The Burning Crusade

- Kael'Thas Sunstrider
- Lady Vashj
- Archimonde

Chromie's Memory: Wrath of the Lich King

- Heigan the Unclean
- Anub'Arak
- The Lich King

Chromie's Memory: Cataclysm

- Cho'gall
- Nefarian
- Ragnaros

The raids have been confirmed to be in LFR, so you don't have to do them in normal Timewalking difficulty, in contrast to what a lot of people say (here's a source on this claim). Despite this, the bosses are likely to be pretty challenging, since most of these bosses requires a certain amount of coordination to defeat.

However, if you manage to kill all nine bosses, the Obsidian Worldbreak mount will be yours forever. It will be added to your collection, and you can use the mount on any character you would like to. Enjoy your new mount!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

How to craft Smooth Stone in Minecraft

Smooth Stone is a great alternative to the regular cobblestone or stones you typically use in Minecraft. As you would expect, the surface of the Smooth Stone is much smoother and sleeker than regular Cobblestone, so it's awesome to give your creations a more modern look.

So, how do you craft Smooth Stone in Minecraft? Before you can craft it, you will need to get a Furnace, some Cobblestone and some Coal. You need twice the amount of Coal as Cobblestone. These are all very easy to come by and craft, so this should not be any problem.

What you need to do is to put the Cobblestone and the Coal into the Furnace. Now just wait a minute, and this will make the Cobblestone turn into regular Stone Blocks. Now put these Stone Blocks back in the Furnace for another go, and put in more Coal if needed. Once these are all finished, you get your Smooth Stones.

It's really all that simple to craft Smooth Stone in Minecraft, and it should not be any problems at all once you know how to craft them.

The Smooth Stones do not really have any special properties or uses, but they are a cool decorative piece that will fit nicely into a lot of houses and creations.

How to snorkel (The Sims 4: Island Living)

Snorkeling is a new feature that was added in The Sims 4: Island Living expansion pack. You do need to own and have installed this expansion pack before you will be able to snorkel. Once that's done, here how you snorkel in The Sims 4: Island Living.

Before you can snorkel, head to the new area called Sulani. You won't be able to snorkel on the regular areas from the other expansion packs or the base game. When you are there, head to an open body of water. Look for a buoy in the water. You need to interact with this and select the "Snorkel" option that pop ups. Not all buoys will allow you to snorkel, since some are reserved for diving only. However, most of the ones close to the shore allows for snorkeling.

When you select that option, your sim will automatically begin to snorkel. It's a non-interactive activity, so you only get to watch while your sim perform the snorkeling.

And that's all there is to snorkeling in The Sims 4: Island Living. Enjoy your underwater adventures! 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

All upcoming video game releases in August 2019

August is finally here, and it looks like it will be a great month for the upcoming video game releases. We got some awesome games coming out this month, and even more great games coming out this fall. Below is a list of all the confirmed games to be released in August 2019. There will of course be more games, like less known indie games that are not on the list, or games that hasn't been announced to get an August release yet. But the list should be pretty correct as of Aug 1st.

All August 2019 game releases

- Fortnite Season 10 [PC, PS4, XBO, Switch] – August 1
- Dry Drowning [PC] – August 2
- Madden 20 [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 2
- Age of Wonders: Planetfall [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 6
- Metal Wolf Chaos XD [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 6
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition [Switch] – August 9
- Friday The 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition [Switch] – August 13
- Zeus Begins [PC] – August 16
- RAD [PC, PS4, XBO, Switch] – August 20
- Remnant: From the Ashes [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 20
- Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 4 [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 22
- Oninaki [PC, PS4, Switch] – August 22
- Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey [PC] – August 27
- Arizona Sunshine: The Damned DLC [PC VR, PSVR] – August 27
- The Bard’s Tale 4: Director's Cut [PS4, XBO] – August 27
- Control [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 27
- Taste of Power [PC] – August 27
- World of Warcraft Classic [PC] – August 27
- Wreckfest [PS4, XBO] – August 27
- Headspun [PC, PS4, XBO, Switch] – August 28
- Astral Chain [Switch] – August 30
- Blair Witch [PC, XBO] – August 30
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan [PC, PS4, XBO] – August 30

How to make your sim angry in The Sims 4

Your sims can feel a variety of feelings, including feeling angry. There are some points in the game where you might want to make your sim angry, such as when you are progression in the acting career and need to be angry in order to practise for parts. It's actually a bit easier if you want to do it for the acting career than if you do it for any other purpose, so see below for an extra tip for getting your sim to practise being angry for your acting career.

How to get your sim angry in The Sims 4

The problem a lot of people face is that their sim is really well-balanced, and it's not really easy to get them to become angry at all. One method that might work is to get into a fight with other sims. Just talk with them, insult them, and keep being mean to them. Some of them will fight you back, and you will eventually become angry.

While this works for some, certain sims have traits and stuff like that which prevents other sims from really being able to become angry at them. So, the next step is to influence your sim's mood. Go to build mode and find painting. You will soon see that a lot of paintings have the ability to put your sim in an angry mood, so decorate a room with several of these.

In addition to getting the angry paintings, make sure to get rid of any positive moodlets you might have. If you eat good food, work out, do laundry etc. you will get a moodlet that makes your sim feel better, and you will need to get rid of all of these when you want to make a well-balanced sim angry. Luckily they all disappear after a while, so don't renew them by eating good food again etc.

When all the positive moodlets are gone, head into the room with the angry paintings, and your sim will eventually get angry just by being there. And that's it; you now know how to make your sim angry in The Sims 4. Enjoy getting your sim angry whenever you want it.

Get angry more easily for your acting career

If you just need to get angry to progress your acting career, there is a much easier method than the one above. Just click on your sim and select "Practise acting", and you will be able to choosing to practise angry acting. This is so much easier than getting your sim angry for real, and you get it done very quickly.

How to save in Wolfenstein Youngblood

Wolfenstein Youngblood made a lot of changes to the Wolfenstein series, and while some of it is still familiar, there are so many new elements. A lot of players have been confused as to how exactly they save the game in Wolfenstein Youngblood, so here's how it is done.

To save your game in Wolfenstein Youngblood, do any objective to trigger the auto save feature. There is no way to manually save the game, so you have to rely 100 % on the autosaves. These are saving fairly often though, so it's unlikely that you will lose a lot of progress if you shut down the game.

In order to trigger an auto save, complete any objective in the main quest line, or in any side quests. When this happens, you will see a cassette animation which symbolizes the autosave.

The only exception is when you are currently on a side mission and die. If that happens, you will be reloaded to the beginning of the quest instead of the previous autosave point. So it might be worth restarting your console or game if you die very far into a side quest.

And that's everything there is to know about saving your game in Wolfenstein Youngblood. It's a bit of a hassle to not have access to manual save files, but the game saves so regularly that it's not really a problem at all.

Forager development roadmap

Forager is out for both PC, Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, and even though the game is in a good state, the developers are still working on creating new content for it. So far they have released a roadmap that goes until winter 2019/20, and we are unsure if they have any plans after that.

You can access the roadmap from the main menu in the game, but if you don't have access to the game right now, see below.

If the photo does not work for you, read below for a transcript of what it says.

Forager Roadmap

Appreciation update - May 2019 (already released)

- New game modes.
- Weather effects.
- Quality of Life Changes. 
- Improved Options Menu. 

Combat Update - Summer 2019

- New Biome.
- Hard Mode.
- New Bosses and enemies.
- Improved Combat difficulty.

Mod Support Update - Fall 2019

- Custom Biomes.
- Custom Items.
- Custom Structures.
- And much more!

Multiplayer Update - Winter 2019/2020

- Play with your friends.
- New Lands.
- New Items.

How to become a mermaid in The Sims 4: Island Living

Mermaids are a completely new feature in the latest The Sims 4 expansion pack called The Sims 4: Island Living. You can encounter these when you are underwater, but it's also possible to play as a mermaid, either by making a new sim that is already a mermaid, or turning your own sim into a mermaid.

Mermaids are not 100 % tied to water, and they can come up on land any time they want to. When this happen, their fins will turn into regular legs with a scaley appearance. They must be regularly hydrated though, so you must shower, drink water, go for a swim and stuff like that pretty regularly.

So, how do you become a mermaid in The Sims 4? The only way to do this is by eating an item called Mermadic Kelp. This item can be eaten by a sim, which gives you a moodlet. Once you have this moodley, go into water to be permanently turned into a mermaid sim. The moodlet will disappear after 24 hours, so make sure you hit the ocean before this happens, or else you will need to get a new Mermadic Kelp.

The next question is obviously, how do you get Mermdaic Kelp? This item has a few different sources, including the following:

- Buy it from the Rewards Store for 500 Satisfaction Points. This will grant you a single Mermadic Kelp that can be used by any sim you control.
- Search in the cave on Mua Pel'am. This cave will have a single Mermadic Kelp hidden in it.
- Get it from dolphins that retrieved it. This is a random item that can be gotten when you retrieve items from dolphins, so it's a nice way to get many of them if you have the patience for it.
- Get it from fishing. This is also random, but you can fish up Mermadic Kelp when you are fishing on any of the expansion pack islands.

And as mentioned in the beginning of this post; mermaids are only available for those who own The Sims 4: Island Living. You will not be able to become or encounter mermaids unless you have this expansion pack.

Create a mermaid in the Create A Sim menu

If you want to create a new family, you have the option to make them mermaids from the very start. Mermaids are considered an occult life state in The Sims 4, so you can choose to opt them to be mermaids when you create the sims.

When you have children, each mermaid give a 50 % chance to pass on the mermaid trait to children. So two mermaids will get a mermaid child all the time, while a single mermaid will give the trait to half of the children (on average).

How to become a regular human sim again in The Sims 4: Island Living

If you regret your choice of becoming a mermaid, you have the possibility of turning your sim back into a regular human again. The only way to do this is by finding two Mermadic Kelp and eating them one after another. This will permanently change you back to a human, and you will need a new Mermadic Kelp to become a mermaid again. 

How to leave for work in The Sims 4

Like in the previous The Sims games, you can get a job in The Sims 4. Your sim will leave for work during the time they work, and you will not be able to control them (unless you have the "Get to Work" expansion pack). But how exactly do you leave for work in the Sims 4?

The thing is that it's a bit different from the previous three games in the series. Instead of leaving for work one hour before it starts, you now leave at the exact moment work begins. So if you begin work at 10:00, your sim can do other stuff right up until 10:00 and still not get in trouble for coming in late.

When the exact time when work begins hits, your sim will automatically leave by going into a car that comes to pick you up. If there is some bug or other thing that prevents this from happening, click on your sim and select "Go to work" to manually trigger the response of going to work. This will prompt your sim to leave for work right away.

For the most part, your sim will leave for work on their own, so you won't really have to worry much about it at all. The only thing is that a lot of people are confused because they are used to leaving early like in the previous games.

You should always try to get to work, because missing work will severly reduce your chances of being promoted, and if it happens frequently, you will get fired (unless you have a perk to prevent that from happening).

How to leave for work in The Sims 4: Get To Work expansion pack

Leaving for work in The Sims 4: Get To Work is just the same as in the regular game; basically just wait until the exact moment the work begins, and your sim will be picked up by a car outside the front door.

When your sim leave for work, you will be asked if you want to tag along, or stay at home. If you come along you can do all the features that are only found in the The Sims 4: Get To Work expansion pack.

Tips for getting 20 different fishes (The Sims 4)

The Sims 4 is loaded with different species of fish to catch when you are fishing, and if you want to fulfill your sim's life aspiration of becoming a fisher you will need to eventually catch 20 different fish. This might seem easy considering how often you find new species of fish, but this really stops once you have around 16-18 different species, and all your catches are the same ones you already have.

In order to fish in The Sims 4, you will need to go to a lake or a river and look for a sign post. Interact with this and select "Fish" to begin. This will make your sim fish, and eventually catch fish that will be added to your inventory. You will get skill points in fishing as you do this, and like other skills you go from level 1 (worst) to level 10 (best). The higher your skill is, the more easily you can catch fish, as well as being able to catch rarer and bigger species of fish.

How to fish 20 different species of fish for the Angler aspiration

The most obvious solution is to fish in lots of different locations. Travel to both commercial and non-commercial areas of all the cities you have unlocked (which are 3 if you don't have any expansion packs). Most fish can be caught anywhere, but some of the rare fish can only be found in certain areas. So make sure to spend time in both rivers, lakes, as well as the small ponds in the Desert Oasis park.

In addition, always fish with a bait. Using a large or a medium fish as a bait will give you a much higher chance of fishing up those rare fish that don't really show up very often at all. Keep in mind that the bait will disappear after only a few minutes, and in order to get a new bait, you will need to cancel the fishing activity, then reselect it with a new bait. This is a bit of a hassle, but it's worth to always fish with a bait, because it really makes it much easier to catch rare fish.

Even when you fish in different spots with bait, it might take you a very long time to find 20 different species if you are a bit unlucky. Luckily for us there is another method to getting the angler aspiration done that requires way less luck, so keep reading to find out.

Learn about fish from other sims

A great method to getting all the 20 different fish species is to know that you don't need to catch them. All you need to do is learn about them to get them added to your notebook! The best method for getting them added to your notebook easily is to befriend a few other fishermen and become friends with them. Now start asking and sharing fishing tips with them, and they will eventually reveal information about the rare fish that you haven't caught yet! This method will likely get you the last 2-4 fish species you need information about in just a few minutes, which is extremely fast compared to how long it takes if you were to fish all these up yourself.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The code to open the bathroom door in episode 5 (Life Is Strange)

During the second half part of episode 5 of Life Is Strange, you are locked in the bathroom in the diner, and need to find a 4-digit code in order to get out. There are codes scattered all over all the walls in the bathroom, so how do we find the correct one?

The answer to the puzzle is to look in the mirror. You will quickly realize that the walls are no covered with these codes in the mirror, except for a single one. And this one is the correct one to open the door with.

If you don't want to look for yourself, see below to get the code. And if you don't want to be spoiled, stop reading.

The code to open the bathroom door in episode 5 of Life Is Strange is: 0311.

Just type that into the lock and the door to the diner will open up.

How to mentor other sims in music skills (The Sims 4)

When pursuing the Musical Genius aspiration in the Sims 4, you will have to mentor other sims in a musical instrument for a total of three hours. This task in itself might not look that difficult, but it can actually be very annoying to get this done if you don't know what exactly you are going to do.

Firstly, in order to mentor another sim you will need to reach level 10 in that skill. For the Musical Genius aspiration you can mentor in either the violin, the piano or the guitar. You only need one of them, so don't bother leveling all three of them to skill level 10.

After you have reached level 10, you need to buy a trait from the aspiration trait store. This cost 1,000 trait points, so you will have to save up a little while to get this. This trait will allow your sim to mentor other sims in any skill where they have level 10 (including all the non-musical skills).

So, now you have the skill and the trait, and the next step is to find somebody who is actually using the instrument. Unfortunately you cannot just click on a sim and mentor them; you need to click on them and select "Mentor" while they are actually using the instrument. This is very rare to come across naturally (they are mostly untouched even in the bars and lounges in the game), but it's super easy if you play a household with two or more sims. Just select one sim to play it, and another to mentor that sim.

But how do you mentor another sim in an instrument if you play a single sim household? The solution is to click on the instrument and select "Hire guitarist/violinist/pianist". This cost 100 money, but will soon get you a player on the instrument. Once this hired help begins playing, click on them and choose "Mentor", and you will begin to get credit towards it. It will only take a single hire to get the "Mentor for 3 hours" aspiration completed.

Monday, July 29, 2019

How to write and license songs (The Sims 4)

When you are working towards completing the level 2 Musical Genius life aspiration in The Sims 4, you will have to both write 4 different songs, as well as earn 500 money from licensing it. So, how do you write and license these songs in The Sims 4?

There are a total of three different skills where you can train your skill points to lisence a song; the piano, the violin, or the guitar. Any of these will do. In order to be able to write a song you will need to reach level 8 in this skill. Once you reach that skill level, simply click on the instrument and select "write", and choose a genre.

Writing a song takes a long time, and it will reset it you cancel it and redo it (in contrast to writing books which will resume from where you left off). In order to be able to finish writing a song, you should make sure that all your needs are at maximum or close to that before beginning to write a song, or else you might have to abort it, and begin from the start again.

When you sucessfully write a song, you can license it. This reuqires you to get level 9 in the instrument that you want to license. But you will get to level 9 just by writing a song anyway, so it's not like this will be a roadblock for anyone. Once you have written a song, just go to your mailbox to license it. After doing this, you will get royalties every day. These are pretty high, and you often get between 100 and 500 money each day.

You can only license a single song each week, so you have to wait until the next week to license a new song. This means that it's impossible to grind a lot of songs and get rich very easily, but you can grind a lot of songs and have a long list to sell, so that you will be able to sell one each week for a long time.

Writing all four songs for the Musical Genius level 2 takes a good while, even if you put the game at full speed. You should aim at filling all your needs, writing a song, licensing it, then filling all your needs, writing another song, and so on. Getting the 500 money from licensing songs seem to only take a few days after you licensed your first song, so don't worry too much about this.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

How to fast travel in Wolfenstein Youngblood

Wolfenstein Youngblood is a lot more open than the previous games in the series, and it's absolutely essential to be able to fast travel so that you won't have to spend ages travelling to areas where you can pick up a quest.

Luckily for us, it's rather easy to fast travel in Wolfenstein Youngblood. All you need to do is to locate an orange exit post / door symbol. These are all around the place, so you should not have too much trouble finding one. When you do, interact with it to open the map. This will show you all the available places you can fast travel to, and just select your desired point and click on the Square / X to fast travel.

You can also fast travel back to the main hub, The Catacombs, at any time as long as you are not in combat. All you need to do in order to fast travel back there is to hold down Sqaure on PS4, X on Xbox One or Y on Nintendo Switch, and you are back in the hub. There's also a fast-travel point in the Catabombs, so from there you can go anywhere.

Friday, July 26, 2019

How to open the vault door under the barn (Life Is Strange)

After you complete the barn segment in Life Is Strange, you get to a big vault door beneath the barn. This door requires a 3 digit code to open, and the solution to the puzzle is not always obvious to players.

There are besically two methods to solve this puzzle. If you just want the code, scroll down below these to save yourself the trouble of reading all about it. Anyway, the first way to get the code is to look at the notes from Nathan. These are on the same paper you looked at in the evidence section earlier when trying to figure out his PIN. Anyway, there's only a single 3 digit code among these, so use this to open the vault door. You can find the paper by going to the journal and look at all the documents you have found.

The other method is a bit more brute force based. Basically look at which numbers on the door that has been worn down. You will quickly see that the numbers 2, 4 and 5 have been used a lot more than the others. Now just try every combination of these until you manage to open the door, which should not take too long.

And if you just want the solution; the code is 5-4-2. Type that in and the vault door beneath the barn will open up.

How to open the padlock in the barn (Life Is Strange)

After reaching the barn in Life Is Strange, you will come accross a padlock hidden on the floor at one point, and you will need to find a way to open this. This part is a bit of a puzzle, and here's the solution to opening the padlock in the barn.

First, attach the hook to the padlock. Now head to Chloe, and next to here is a platform that you can climb up on. Go up there, and then pull the engine down to climb to the next level. At the top, go to the other side of the platform to get a photo of the owl (optional), then rewind time to get the engine back up. This allows you to attach the rope to the enigine, where the other part it still attached to the padlock at the main floor.

Once this is done, push the engine down, and the padlock will crack open and reveal a secret door down below the main floor.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Which consoles will Way to the Woods be released for?

Way to the Woods is an upcoming game that was shown at E3 2019, and it seems like a great game that people will be having a lot of fun with. However, one of the things a lot of people noticed is that it's not exactly obvious which consoles Way to the Woods actually releases for. So we compiled all available information below to give you an idea if you can play Way to the Woods on your favorite system.

Confirmed systems that will get Way to the Woods

So far Way to the Woods has been confirmed for Xbox One and PC (Windows). These two systems were confirmed during E3 2019.

Will we get Way to the Woods for Playstation 4 or Nintendo Switch?

We don't exactly know just yet. The trailer said that "Way to the Woods will be released for PC and consoles", and didn't specify which consoles, so it's a fair chance that it will be released for both Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 as well. However, the game was announced in the Microsoft presentation, so there's also a chance that it's a Xbox One-exclusive game. However, it seems strange that it says "consoles" in plural if that's the case.

Another option could be that Way to the Woods is a timed Xbox One exclusive game where it will be released for Xbox One and PC at the beginning, then later be released for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 at a later date.

Which consoles will Cyberpunk 2077 be released for?

Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be released on April 16th 2020, but a lot of people are still wondering exactly which consoles the game will be released on. There was a lot of speculation regarding this, but we finally have the answer, and Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will only be available for Windows on PC, so you are out of luck if you have a Mac or a system with Linux.

We have no idea if Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for Mac7iOS or Linux in the future, but I would not expect it to.

Will we get Cyberpunk 2077 for any Nintendo console like Nintendo Switch?

No, Cyberpunk 2077 will not be released for any Nintendo console, including Nintendo Switch. However, if the Witcher 3 is an example to go by, we might get Cyberpunk 2077 released for the next-gen Nintendo console, even though there is no word on that yet (obviously).

Will we get Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?

Unfortunately Cyberpunk 2077 won't be released for either Plasystation 3 or Xbox 360, but only for Xbox One and Playstation 4. So now's a good time to upgrade to the next generation if you want to play Cyberpunk 2077.

How to play the Fallout 76 free trial for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Fallout 76 had a lot of problems and controversy when it was first released, but it has had a lot of updates and changes since then. But should you buy it? Luckily you no longer need to figure that out by reading, since there is a free trial available for anyone to try, so you can test the game out for yourself!

The game itself takes roughly 50GB of space, and requires an online connection to use. This also means that you will need Xbox Live Gold or Playstation Plus to play it on a console, but you can test it for free on PC without any subscriptions.

The trial will run from now until June 17th, so make sure to go ahead and test it as soon as you have time for it. There are no gameplay limits to the game, so you can play the entire thing if you manage to do it, but you will need to buy the game if you want to keep playing after the 17th of June.

Download and play the Fallout 76 trial on Playstation 4

To test Fallout 76 on Playstation 4, either go to the store on your console, or from a web browser on a computer or mobile. Once there, search for Fallout 76 and bring up the store page for it. Below the "Buy it now" option, there is another option called "Test Free Demo", so click on that. That will take you to the checkout menu, but with a sum of $0, so just keep going until the trial is added to your account.

The next step is to click on "Download now" to begin the download for your Playstation 4. As mentioned above, it's a 50GB download, so expect to spend a good while downloading it.

Download and play the Fallout 76 trial on Xbox One

Go to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One console or on a web browser from a computer or mobile, and search for Fallout 76. When you are on the product page, just click "download" and it will begin to download the free trial. 

Download and play the Fallout 76 trial on PC

You can download the Fallout 76 trial for PC on the Bethesda Store, so again, search for Fallout 76 from the store. Make sure to log in first though, or else the trial option won't show up. Anyone, once you are logged in and have found the Fallout 76 product page, click on "Download" to begin downloading it, and then just launch it once it's finished. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How to start playing the Commander Lilith & Fight for Sanctuary DLC for Borderlands 2

The Commander Lilith & Fight for Sanctuary DLC pack for Borderlands 2 is a brand new content pack that aims to bridge the story between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3, and all owners of Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Handsome Collection can download this for free until July 8th.

In order to actually start playing the DLC, boot up Borderlands 2, and load a character that is at least level 30+. If you don't have that, make a new character and opt it to begin at level 30 to be able to get right into the DLC.

Once you are playing on a level 30+ character, go to any Fast Travel station and select the waypoint called "Fight for Sanctury". This will begin the DLC story, and you can return to play it at any time by using this travel station.

How to find Borderlands 3 VIP program codes to get points

The Borderlands VIP program allows you to collect points and get in-game rewards for all of the Borderlands games, including the upcoming Borderlands 3. One method for getting points is to find codes and redeem them at this website. These come from four different sources; e-mails, creators, vault or Diamond. However, the codes are generic, so you don't actually have to watch streamers to find their code, it's good enough to just find it in a spreadsheet and enter it.

The easiest way to find all the codes is to go to the Borderlands 3 subreddit and look for the sticked post. (Or just click here to go directly to the post). This post is updated whenever a new set of codes are released, so you will always stay up-to-date with the newest codes, and will be able to get a lot of points to spend on weapons, skins or Golden Keys. 

The codes stop working after a certain set of time, most often around 48 hours, so you should check back pretty often if you want to get all the Borderlands VIP program rewards. We don't know exactly when a new set of codes are released, so just check back every few days or so.

How to turn off weather effects (Forager)

The "Free Appreciation Update" that was released for Forager in June 2019 added weather effects to the game. A lot of players have waited a long time for this, but people with older computer quickly realized that it slowed their game down a lot, while also being very annoying at times. So, how do you turn off the weather effects in Forager?

The unfortunate answer is that it us currently not possible to turn the weather effects off. There is simply no options for it, not even in the "hidden options" in the game. However, they will patch this in the future, and we will update the guide once they do. Once this is patched, the option to turn off weather effects will be found in the main options menu.

All Borderlands 3 VIP Rewards

The Borderlands VIP program is a program where you can participate in activities on the Borderlands website to get points, which can be redeemed for in-game rewards in both Borderlands, Borderlands 3, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and even Borderlands 3! In order to participate, click on this link and create an account, or log in with an existing SHiFT account to get started.

When you are logged in, you will see a lot of different available activities you can do to get points, such as reading blog posts, watching YouTube videos or filling out surveys. Each of these activities award you with between 100 and 500 points each, and these points can in turn be used to claim rewards.

All Borderlands VIP rewards

All the VIP rewards are tied into seasons, and below is a list of each reward that is available for each season. There is currently no estimations as to when each season ends and a new one begins, but we do know that there are a total of 3 seasons. Each season also has rewards for different games, so they are sorted by game as well.

This guide will be updated as we learn more about the season 2 and season 3 rewards.

Borderlands VIP Season 1 rewards

Borderlands 3: 
- Amara VIP Brick Top Head (skin) - 4,000 points
- Amara VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin - 3,000 points
- Moze VIP Meowze Head (skin) - 4,000 points
- Moze VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin - 3,000 points

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel:
- Dahl Torrent Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Maliwan Absolute Zero Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Vladof Ol'Painful Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- 1x Golden Key - 1,500 points

Borderlands 2:
- Maliwan Norfleet Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Maliwan Hellfire Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Dahl Pitchfork Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Dahl Veruc Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Vladof Lyuda Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- Vladof Mongol Legendary Weapon - 4,000 points
- 1x Golden Key - 1,500 points

- 1x Golden Key - 1,500 points

Out of game: 
- Borderlands 3 Street Art (desktop wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Street Art (mobile wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Mark of Mayhem Art (desktop wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Mark of Mayhem Art (mobile wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Neon Art (desktop wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Neon Art (mobile wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Art (desktop wallpaper) - 500 points
- Borderlands 3 Art (mobile wallpaper) - 500 points

Borderlands VIP Season 2 rewards

Check back later. 

Borderlands VIP Season 3 rewards

Check back later. 

Special rewards

If you purchase a total of 8 x Legendary weapons during the 3 seasons, you will be awarded with the unique gun Children of the Vault in Borderlands 3. You do get one Legendary Weapon for free, so you will need to spend at least 28,000 points to get all the other 7 weapons you need to get the unique Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3.

How to get the Moze VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin (Borderlands 3)

The Moze VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin is a cosmetic skin for Moze in Borderlands 3, and in order to get it you must participate in the Borderlands 3 VIP program prior to the launch of the game. To get started sign up (or log in with your SHiFT account) by clicking here. Once you are in, you can do a variety of Borderlands related activities to gain points. Each activity typically gives you between 100 and 500 points, and you will need a total of 3,000 points to get Moze VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin.

Once you have the 3,000 points in the Borderlands 3 VIP program, go to the same website, click on the Insiders->Rewards menu (or click here) and look for Moze VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin. Click on it, confirm that you want to spend the 3,000 points on it, and it will be permanently added to your account. Now just log in with the same SHiFT account in-game in Borderlands 3 to get the skin unlocked. And that's all you need to do in order to unlock Moze VIP Conventional Reppin' Skin in Borderlands 3.

Monday, June 10, 2019

How to get the Commander Lilith and the Fight For Sanctuary DLC for free (Borderlands 2)

"Commander Lilith and the Fight For Sanctuary" is a DLC for Borderlands 2 (and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection) that tells the story of the events that lead up to Borderlands 3. It also adds extra levels (max level cap is now level 80), a new tier of gear and some other awesome stuff, so go get it!

The DLC is available for free for both PC, XB1, PS4, PS4 and Xbox 360, but you will need to claim the game to your account prior to July 8th to get it for free. You will not have to download it, simply head to the digital store of your choice (Xbox Store, Playstation Store, Steam etc.) and find the DLC there. Add it to your cart and check out. Once you have done this, the DLC will permanently be tied to your account, so you can download it and play it in Borderlands 2 at any point in the future, even when it begins to cost money.

We don't know exactly what it will cost after the free time period is over, but it will apparently get a price tag. A few dollars seem likely.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

How to unlock more characters / teams (Team Sonic Racing)

When you play the story mode (Team Adventure Mode) in Team Sonic Racing, you can only play as team Sonic, which means that you can only use Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. However, you might want to play as the other teams as well, but how do you unlock more characters in Team Sonic Racing?

The answer is simple: just play the Team Adventure Mode, and you will unlock the other teams as you complete new zones. Do this and you will unlock Team Rose first, followed by Team Vector, Team Dark, and finally Team Eggman. It takes a little while to reach the point where you will unlock all the teams, but just keep doing the adventure mode, and you get them eventually.

There are a total of 5 teams and 15 playable characters, and you get all of these by doing the main story mode. So just enjoy the game, and you will gradually unlock them all.

Luckily for us, you don't need to do anything to unlock them for multiplayer, neither online nor locally. So in these modes, feel free to use whichever team you like the most, even if you haven't unlocked them in the Team Adventure Mode yet.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Countdown to Diablo 3 Season 17 release

Diablo 3 Season 17 is starting soon, and there is a lot of confusion exactly when it is. The answer is that it officially opens on May 17th at 5:00 p.m. PST. This means just after midnight in Europe.

Anyway, since timezones can be a bit confusion, we added a countdown on our website. So you can see exactly how long it is until the Season 17 begins!

The best classes to start with for Season 17 (Diablo 3)

Each new season of Diablo 3 brings the ability for your first character of the season to get a free set, and these change every season. What this means is that some classes will come with a great set to start the season off with, while others come with sets that are mostly useless. For this reason, certain classes are better as the first character of the season than others.
For season 17, the classes with great free sets are Necromancer and Demon Hunter. These two classes get The Shadow's Mantle and the Grace of Inarius sets, both of which are perfect for getting to a high Tormet difficulty quickly, allowing you to use these as a means for farming the sets for other classes if you wish.

In contrast, all the other classes give you a free set that is sub-par, and you will need to grind out a completely different set if you want to get to a high difficulty.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How to get a spot in the World of Warcraft Classic beta test

The official World of Warcraft Classic beta test has begun, but at this point very few players have actually been invited to test the game. We can expect that Blizzard will gradually invite more and more players just like they do in expansion packs for the game, but that gives you no guarantees of getting a spot. In this post we will show you how to get a spot in the World of Warcraft Classic beta test, but getting a 100 % invite requires a lot of work.

Sign up for the beta

Many people don't realize that you need to sign up / opt in as interested in playing the beta before you even have a chance of being picked. Without doing this, your chances of getting a key is next to none.

Anyway, log in to your Blizzard Account, then go to "Games & Subscriptions" in the right-hand menu. Scroll to the bottom of this to find the "Go To Beta Profile Settings" button, and click on this. This will take you to a list of all the Blizzard franchises, and World of Warcraft Classic is one of the franchises you can mark yourself as interested in testing.

As you can see from the screenshot above, click the box for World of Warcraft Classic, and you are marked as a potential beta tester.

Doing this far from guarantees you a beta spot, but it's the first step. Most people just do this and wait, and if you are lucky, your account will be flagged to get beta access at one point in the future.

Become a content creator to get a guaranteed spot in the WoW Classic beta

Right now it seems like the only way to get a guaranteed invite to the World of Warcraft Classic beta is to be a content creator, which means you must be a streamer, create WoW YouTube videos or something like that.

It's not known exactly how many subscribers or followers you need for Blizzard to send you a beta invite, but it can be very difficult to reach this point in a short amount of time. So this option is rather unlikely unless you already are a content creator. If that's the case, then you should contact Blizzard to get in touch with them about granting you beta access.

11 tips for Rage 2 beginners

Rage 2 just got release, and in this post you will find 11 tips that are really need to know when you first start playing the game. While this guide won't make you a Rage 2 expert just yet, it will give you some nice advice on what to do in the early game, and which parts of the game to focus on.

If you got any other tips for beginners, make sure to let us know in the comment section below!

1) Get the Combat Shotgun early on

The Combat Shotgun is likely the very best common type weapon in the game, and you can get it very early on. You should get it as soon as possible! To do this, head to Marshall in Gunbarrel and accept his mission. When completing the very first mission, you will find the Combat Shotgun, and it's yours to use forever on from that point on.

The great thing about the Combat Shotgun is that it is pretty accurate when you hold down the zoom button, but it also gives a great scatter when fired from the hip. This makes the Combat Shotgun extremely versatile, and you might not feel the need to change it for any other weapon for a long time. So don't ignore Marshall when you first get to Gunbarrel, or at least not until you got the shotgun.

2) Prioritize damage upgrades

You have the option of spending your resources on permanently upgrading your health, overdrive meter or damage dealt when you are in Wellspring, and we recommend spending them on permanently increasing your damage. This is by far the most efficient use of the resources, especially since the game is pretty easy, so you won't really need a permanent health upgrade anyway.

3) You can repair your car

You will definitely get to a point where your car has low health, but a lot of players don't realize that you can fix it back to full health yourself. All you need to do is to go out of your car, walk up in front of it and use Focus Energy to get it back to full health.

4) Don't focus too much on the main quests

The main story line is surprisingly short in Rage 2, so you should focus on exploring the world and having fun instead of rushing the main story, or else you will find yourself finishing the game in a very short amount of time.

There are so much more to do than just the main mission anyway, so go ahead and do all those side quests, explore all the cool stuff on the map, and just have fun. A lot of the areas that are unused for quests have a lot of cool stuff and great loot hidden somewhere, so it tends to be worth just exploring at your own pace anyway. 

5) Remap your ability selection key

The original ability selection keys are a mess, requiring you to hold CTRL while clicking on keys like F or R. That's just a big mess. Remap these to something more intuitive, preferably keys where you can click on a single key without having to hold another one down at the same time.

It does not really matter which keys you chose to use instead, so just go with whatever you feel is comfortable. It's not really possible to make it any worse than it already is anyway. 

6) Talk to all the NPCs twice

Some NPCs will only give you a reward the second time you talk with them, and only tanking you for doing a mission the first time. So if there's an NPC with a dialogue prompt, talk to them twice. You won't always be rewarded for doing this, but every once in a while you will get a reward!

7) Always look for Arks

Arks are essentially your main abilities in the game, and you will want to get all of these. Luckily for us, they are all marked on your map, so if you got nothing better to do, hunt down these to find the superpowers they have. These areas tend to contain a lot of loot with rare resources and the likes, so if the Arks themselves aren't a good enough reasons, then you've got another one. 

Very few of the Arks are strictly needed to finish the game, but they are a huge quality of life improvement. Some of them are also really great to use, and allows you to get to new areas more easily (like the Double Jump Ark).

8) Change the time of day to get daylight

Some missions and areas can be very difficult to navigate during the dark of night, but it's actually possible to change the time of day in Rage 2. All you need to do is to head to the Photo Mode and go to the options there. This allows you to manipulate the clock to be whatever you feel like! This is a great way of getting rid of that annoying dark that prevents you from scouting far into the distance.

9) Always buy crafting schematics when you find them

Crafting in Rage 2 can feel a bit unintuitive, but what you want to do is to get as many schematics as possible. You buy these from vendors, and they stack, and when you have a certain number of the same schematic, you unlock the next rank of the crafting. You don't have to use the schematic or anything like that, just buy it from the vendor and you will soon get higher ranks on your crafting.

10) Look for meteors

Every once in a while, a visible meteor will fall down from the sky. You should look for this to get a lot of loot! It's not that difficult to find, especially after you realize that it can be tracked on the map.

For those of you that own the Deluxe Edition, the game will spawn a rare meteor that will give you the BFG 9000 early on, so this will likely be the first meteor you find. So while most meteors are random events, some are scripted, but they are still worth checking out as soon as you see them.

11) You can buy MTX with in-game money

There is no need to spend money to get gold weapons or other MTX skins in Rage 2, because you can trade in-game dollars for Rage Tokens that are used to buy the MTX skins. So don't cash out real money unless you feel like it, because you will likely be able to afford the cool skins later on anyway.

If you want any of these skins, head to Wellspring and look for the vendors that sells them. 

How to find meteorites that fall down (Rage 2)

Meteorites in Rage 2 are random events (with some scripted exceptions) that can happen pretty much any time you play the game. You will clearly see the meteor fall down from the sky, and after this you can go and loot it any time.

To find the meteor that fell down, look for a blue circle on the map. The even is called Feneleatries on your map, so make sure to head to this location. When you get there, use a gun or another weapon to break it open and enjoy the loot that is inside it!

How to save the game in Rage 2

Whenever you are playing Rage 2, you definitely want to save the game to make sure you don't lose any progress between your play sessions. Luckily for us, it's very easy to save in Rage 2. The game has an extensive autosave feature that saves pretty much any time you do anything at all. That includes picking up loot, killing enemies, or even fast travelling. Just look for the small disk icon in the lower bottom right of your screen to see when it autosaves.

If you don't completely trust autosaves, you can opt to manually save. To do this, head to the menu and select the "Save" tab. This allows you to create manual save files that can be used to save the game at a particular point in time, allowing you to keep playing (and autosaving) and use that save file as a backup or whatever you want. You can create as many save files as you want with the manual save system, so don't be afraid to use it.

Most people will be fine with only using the autosave feature though, since it tends to be very good in Rage 2.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How to get the unarmored epic mounts in World of Warcraft: Classic

Back when World of Warcraft vanilla first launched, the epic mounts were simple recolors of the level 40 versions of the mounts. This meant that they looked almost like them, but ran at 100 % speed. It was pretty difficult to get these mounts back in the day, and when patch 1.4 hit the server, these mounts were removed from the mount vendor and replaced by the epic faction mounts we still have today. All the players with the old epic mounts also had the opportunity to trade it in for a new mount, and a lot of them did. This means that the old unarmored epic mounts became incredibly rare, but will we be able to get them in World of Warcraft: Classic?

Unfortunately the answer is no. It will not be possible to obtain the unarmored epic mounts in World of Warcraft: Classic. Blizzard said this was to prevent people from rushing the vanilla experience, and that they have no plans to ever release them on live or classic servers again.

So if you were hoping to get your hands on one of these mounts, you're out of luck, because it will not be possible. Instead the regular epic mounts will be for sale from the mount vendors.

How to change the time of day (Rage 2)

There is no intuitive option to change the time of day in Rage 2, but there's actually a pretty good solution out there for anyone that don't really enjoy playing during the dark nights.

In order to change the time of the day in Rage 2, simply press pause and go to Photo Mode. This mode gives you a lot of options, including changing the time! You can change the time to be whatever you like, down to the minute.

This is a great way to skip over the dark nights that provide next to no visibility, and rather play during the day where there is more than enough light to see everything.

When is the World of Warcraft: Classic release date?

We will be able to return to Azeroth the way it was in vanilla with World of Warcraft: Classic, but when exactly does the game release? The answer is that the official release is on August 27th 2019, just before summer ends. At this time anyone with an active World of Warcraft subscription can log into the Classic servers to play the original game before any of the expansion packs.

Many people are bummed out that they didn't get to play it during their summer holiday like Blizzard hinted at, but at least we got a release date to look forward to.

While the official release is on August 27th, the Americas will actually get it on August 26th, since the release is worldwide. You can see the full list of different time zone releases by clicking here.

How to get the Combat Shotgun (Rage 2)

A lot of players consider the Combat Shotgun to be one of the best and easiest guns to use in Rage 2, so you will definitely want to get your hands on this weapon as soon as possible. Luckily it's not that rare of a weapon, and you can get it pretty early on.

In order to get the Combat Shotgun, you will need to go to Gunbarrel and find Marshall. He will give you a mission called "Blackout" where you must enter a sewer to find and Ark, and the Combat Shotgun will be located in this Sewer next to the Ark. Enjoy the weapon!

How to reset your Nanotrites / respec your skills in Rage 2

You have 3 different attributes and 8 different skills that you can upgrade in Rage 2, and it's possible to create a different playstyle by choosing to upgrade different skills. So what do you do if you place your Nanotrites in the wrong skill or attribute? It's actually possible to respec your skills, and you do this by visiting the doctor called Doc Karl in Wellspring.

To find Doc Karl, head inside Wellspring and follow the right path. When you reach the tunnels, follow the tunnel on the left until you see an opening on the right. This is where Doc Karl is located, and for $500 he will reset your Nanotrites. This removes all the upgrades from your skills and abilities, but also gives you the resources back, so you can reallocate them!

How to get BFG 9000 (Rage 2)

The BFG 9000 is a classic weapon from the DOOM series, but it's also possible to obtain this in Rage 2. However, it's only available to players who have the Delux Edition of the game at this point in time, so you will need to buy this version to get the BFG 9000 weapon.

If you do have the Delux Edition, what you need to do is to log in with your Bethesda Account by signing in at the main menu in Rage 2. If you don't have one, don't worry, you can easily create a new account from the same menu. Anyway, when you have successfully logged in, just quit the game and reboot it. Now load your save game (or start a new save file), and you will get a quest with instructions on how to get the BFG 9000.

The quest will tell you to find a meteor that landed just outside of Vineland, so go there and look for it. Once you find the meteor, open it by shooting at it, and you will soon see the BFG 9000 inside it. Loot it, and it is yours to use for the rest of the game!

And that's how you get the BFG 9000 in Rage 2. There is currently no method to getting this weapon without owning the Delux Edition of the game, so you will have to shell out real money to upgrade your version to get this.

Friday, May 10, 2019

How to get Nazjatar Battle Commendation (World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth)

The Nazjatar Battle Commendation are a new currency added to WoW in patch 8.2, and it's tied to PvP activities in the Nazjatar zone. The Nazjatar Battle Commendation are used to purchase some cool items like Essences, toys and even a mount, so all the mount and toy collectors will be wanting to get this currency.

The main method for obtaining Nazjatar Battle Commendation is to participate in the new PvP event in Nazjatar, called Battle for Nazjatar. This is a zone-wide battle where each faction fights to control five different controls points, called Tidal Conflux, Alathi Spire, Thoras'tal Spire, Zin-Azshari, and Lemor'athra Spire. Each tick where your faction controls one of these points award a point to your faction.

Each game lasts until one faction has 1,000 points, or it ends 45 minutes after it begun. It seems like most games will end much earlier than 45 minutes though. A new game begins shortly after the previous one ended, so it's pretty much always possible to participate in the battle event.

If your faction wins the battle, you will be awarded 3 x Nazjatar Battle Commendations + 100 Conquest. If you lose, you only get a single Nazjatar Battle Commendation plus 25 Conquest points.

In addition to participating in the Battle for Nazjatar you can get extra Nazjatar Battle Commendations by completing PvP World Quests in Nazjatar, but that is limited to once per day.

As you might have guessed, you will need to have War Mode turned on to be able to participate in the Battle for Nazjatar, so you won't get any Nazjatar Battle Commendations without War mode on.

Idle with War Mode on to get them passively

It seems like everyone who are currently in Nazjatar get awarded with Nazjatar Battle Commendations even if they are doing other activities like World Quests or just grinding mobs, so you might not need to actively participate in the battle to get the rewards. However, you will still need to have War Mode enabled to get these.

All items purchasable with Nazjatar Battle Commendation

The Nazjatar Battle Commendations can be used to buy items from Crafticus Mindbender (Alliance) and Dazzerian (Horde), and they sell the following items:

- Alliance War Banner / Horde War Banner (Toy) - 10 Nazjatar Battle Commendations.

- Alliance War Standard / Horde War Standard (Toy) - 30 Nazjatar Battle Commendations.

- Inkscale Deepseeker (mount)  - 150 Nazjatar Battle Commendations.

- Engine of Ceaseless Progress (Blue/Rare Essence) - 20 Nazjatar Battle Commendations.

- Engine of Ceaseless Progress (Green/Uncommon Essence) - 5 Nazjatar Battle Commendations.

- Engine of Ceaseless Progress (Purple/Epic Essence) - 50 Nazjatar Battle Commendations.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

How to find and open secret rooms in Forager

The dungeons in Forager all have secret rooms in them. Most of these secret rooms contain one or more chests that tend to be quite valuable to open, so you should definitely learn how to recognize where to find the secret rooms, and how to open them. Most often these chests have a variety of gems and other valuable materials in them. There's even a challenge in the game that requires you to find all the secret rooms, and this challenge is not actually that difficult once you learn how to look for them.

So, here's how you find secret rooms in dungeons in Forager. Just look for cracks in the wall! All the secret rooms are hidden behind walls that are visually cracked. There is not a single secret room that does not have this, so just keep your eyes open for the cracks in the wall, and you will likely find them all.

To open the secret room, use an explosive on it. The easiest method is to use a Bomb, which can be crafted for 2x Jelly, 4x Iron Ingot, and 2x Coal at the Cauldron. Just make sure to craft 4-5 of these before you head into a dungeon, and you will be able to open all the secret rooms in it.

There are some other options for opening the secret rooms available a bit later in the game, such as the Fire Rod or the Ice Rod. You get these after doing the respective Dungeons, so there's no need to bother with Bombs after you have got one of these. In the late-game, you can also use your Bow with arrows that explode, or other means of explosions.

How to unlock Swords (Forager)

Swords are used to fight enemies in Forager, and they function in a lot the same ways as the Pickaxe; swing it towards an enemy to damage it. You won't start the game with any Sword though, so here's how to unlock Sword in Forager.

Firstly you will need to unlock the skill called "Combat". The "Combat" skill is located directly two blocks to the right of the "Magic" Skill (that is one of the four Skills you start with). Just like any other skill in the game, you need to spend a Skill Point to unlock it, and once you do, you have it permanently.

After you get the Combat skill, you also get the Sword automatically in your Tool kit, so you don't even need to craft it. You should upgrade it though, and the first upgrade called "Bone Sword" can be done at the Forge for 16x Iron Ingots, 8x Bricks and 4x Bones. You can keep upgrading it to make it deal more damage and give it special features.

Since the Sword is a tool, it won't take up an inventory slot, and you will have permanent access to it after you get it.

Most people don't really prefer playing with the Sword, since the Pickaxe and Bow tend to do about the same amount of damage, so why bother with the sword at all?

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

How to fix the CE-34878-0 error in Apex Legends (PS4)

The CE-34878-0 error in Apex Legends is an annoying one. Not only is it responsible for freezing the entire game, it also typically causes a crash shortly after, so you have to reboot the entire game. This bug is unique to the PlayStation 4 version of Apex Legends, and even though Sony tried to fix it in the past, it is still popping up from time to time.

If you are one of the people who are getting the CE-34878-0 error every once in a while, fear not, there's actually a pretty simple solution for fixing the CE-34878-0 error in Apex Legends.

What you need to do is to open the game, then head to settings. Uncheck the box that says "Convert Incoming Voice to Text Chat". Now save the settings, and you are done.

No one outside of Sony or the developers of Apex Legends really knows why this fixes the CE-34878-0 error, but it does. So after you have turned this feature off, you will no longer get the bug. 

How to link your Borderlands 3 SHiFT and Twitch accounts

There is a good reason for why you will want to link your Borderlands 3 SHiFT account and your Twitch account, because the new feature called ECHOcast allows you to get in-game loot in Borderlands 3 by watching streamers play the game.

To link your accounts, begin by logging your SHiFT account on the Gearbox website. Click on Setting, then go to the tab called "Connections". Click on the Twitch icon there, and authorize SHiFT to interact with Twitch. If you're not logged in to Twitch, now your chance to log in with the account you want to connect. When you authorize the connection, you are set to go.

The next time you watch a streamer play Borderlands 3, you have the chance to use the ECHOcast Twitch extension. This allows you to inspect the inventory, profile and skill tree of the streamer, and most importantly, allows you to claim chests!

How to claim chests by watching Borderlands 3 streaming

Any time a streamer plays Borderlands 3 and finds a chest, you can click on a button on the ECHOcast extension to claim this chest. You only have two minutes to claim it after the streamer finds it, so you can't just get lots of chests by letting the stream run on another device.

After having claimed the chest, log in to your SHiFT account when you are in-game in Borderlands 3, and all the chests you have claimed will be available to open in Sanctuary III.

How to farm berries (Forager)

When you start playing Forager, berries are some of the first resources you will gather. However, when you reach end-game, berries tend to be one of the bottlenecks in some production lines, especially if you like having many Fish Traps. The Fish Traps tend to be very costly in regards to Berries once you have 10+ of them, so how do you farm berries?

There's no insanely good farm other than hoping they spawn close to some of your Lighthouses. Unless you are willing to do some manual grinding that is.

The Winter Dungeon has a lot of berries in it, and this is a good strategy for farming berries in Forager. What you want to do is to just run in, solve the dungeon and loot as many berries as possible, then run out to reset it. If you have a fully upgraded Amulet, you should be getting around 150 - 200 Berries per run, and each run should only take a minute or so.

This means that you won't realistically be able to grind millions of Berries, but it is entirely doable to farm a few thousand of them in a somewhat short amount of time.

Can you plant Berries in Forager?

Right you you won't be able to plant berries to set up a Berry farm, but this is something that the developer of Forager has said that he is working in implementing. So you will likely be able to craft Berry Seeds at the Mill once we get an update to the game.

When this is possible, it should be pretty easy to stack Lighthouses next to the Berry farm to get lots and lots of Berries in a short time. 

How to get the Unshackled Waveray mount (World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth)

The Unshackled Waveray mount is a brand new Horde-only mount added in patch 8.2 of World of Warcraft. This is tied to the Nazjatar content, and only the Horde can get this. The Alliance counterpart is the Anokan Waveray.

To get the Unshackled Waveray, you will need to reach Exalted with The Unshackled. This is a new faction in 8.2, and you mainly get reputation by doing daily quests, world quests and other activities in Nazjatar. Once you reach exalted with them, you will be able to buy the mount for 250 x Prismatic Manapearls. These are also tied to pretty much the same activities that give you rep, but if you don't have them by the time your reach exalted, check out this guide to farming Prismatic Manapearls.

When you are Exalted and have the 250 manapearls, go to the quartermaster of The Unshackled, called Finder Pruc. He will sell you the mount, and that's all you need to do to get it. Enjoy your new waveray!

How to get the Ankoan Waveray mount (World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth)

The Ankoan Waveray mount was added to World of Warcraft in patch 8.2, and it is tied to the new Nazjatar content. This mount is only available to the Alliance, but the Horde has the Unshackled Waveray mount as their equivalent.

In order to get the Ankoan Waveray mount, you will need the following:

- Be exalted with Anokan. This is the new Alliance-friendly faction we meet in Nazjatar.

- Get 250 x Prismatic Manapearls. You get these by doing content in Nazjatar, and the mount cost 250 to buy. Click here for a guide on farming Prismatic Manapearls.

When you are Exalted and have the 250 Prismatic Manapearls, head to the Anokan quartermaster Artisan Okata in Nazjatar to buy it. And that's it; you are now the proud owner of the Anokan Waveray mount!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Will Borderlands 3 have Linux support?

Borderlands 3 will release at the autumn 2019, and many people are wondering if it will have support for Linux distros? The short answer is that it's highly unlikely that it will support Linux at launch, since the PC version of the game is tied exclusively to Epic Games Store. This game store does not support Linux at all, so Linux users won't even be able to install the launcher for the game. This in turn makes it seem highly unlikely that Borderlands 3 will have support for Linux.

On April 1st 2020 Borderlands 3 will release for other PC stores such as Steam, so if it will ever get Linux support, this is probably the time it will get it. However, we have to wait a bit before we find out.

Which consoles will Borderlands 3 release for? Answered.

Borderlands 3 will release on September 13th, but to which consoles will it be released for? The answer is that Borderlands 3 will only release for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

This means that you won't be able to return to Pandora and the other planets in the game if you only have a Nintendo Switch or any of the last generation consoles like PS3 or Xbox 360.

If you want to play on PC, get ready to use the much debated Epic Game Store to buy and launch the game, because it won't be available on Steam or any other stores except for Epic Game Store until 6 months after release.

Guide: Classic/Vanilla Honor System explained (World of Warcraft: Classic)

Those who played during World of Warcraft vanilla probably faintly remember the classic Honor System where all PvP was based around getting Honor. This system was removed in the Burning Crusade prepatch, but it will make a return in World of Warcraft Classic, and this guide will teach you everything you need to know about the vanilla Honor System, allowing you to target the rank and rewards you want.

It's worth keeping in mind that the vanilla Honor System was designed around spending a huge amount of time grinding Honor, so getting a high PvP Rank is an activity that will likely occupy 12-14 hours of your day. It is possible to get to around Rank 10 or so without putting in these insane hours, but 11 to 14 definitely requires an insane grind.

Anyway, let's get into the basic of the vanilla Honor System!

The basics of the Honor System in Classic / vanilla

The Honor System is based around getting Honor Contribution Points (CP). You get this from the following sources:

- Killing other players to get Honorable Kills (HKs). Not all players are equal; higher PvP Ranked players will provide more CP than lower ranked players. Also killing the same player two or more times within a 24 hour period will decrease the CP gained. Each extra kill during these 24 hours get 10 % less CP than the previous kill, so the enemies essentially become worthless after you have killed them 6-7 times. The CP is also split amount all the players that participate in the kill.

- Fulfilling Battleground objectives. Whenever your team gets a point in WSG, get resource ticks in AB or things like that, all the members get CP.

To get to a higher Honor Rank, you basically want to get as much CP as possible each week.

Getting Rating Points from your Honor Contribution Points

Your CP will be locked during maintenance every Tuesday (US) or Wednesday (EU), and used to calculate how much Rating Points (RP) you get. During this time, your CP will be measured against all the other PvP players on your faction on your server, and a certain percentage get awarded with RP. This means that you are essentially competing against all the other PvP players on your own faction, and only 0.03 % of the players with most CP will get to the highest bracket of RP.

Here are all the brackets and the top CP earners that get awarded with each bracket of RP:

12 000 RP: Top 0.03 % of CP earners.
11 000 RP: Top 0.08 % of CP earners.
10 000 RP: Top 2 % of CP earners. 
9 000 RP: Top 3.5 % of CP earners.
8 000 RP: Top 6 % of CP earners. 
7 000 RP: Top 10 % of CP earners. 
6 000 RP: Top 15.9 % of CP earners. 
5 000 RP: Top 28.8 % of CP earners. 
4 000 RP: Top 32.7 % of CP earners. 
3 000 RP: Top 43.6 % of CP earners. 
2 000 RP: Top 56.6 % of CP earners. 
1 000 RP: Top 69.7 % of CP earners. 
400 RP: Top 84.5 % of CP earners. 
0 RP: The rest who got 15+ HKs that week.

This RP is what determines your Rank, and as you can see, the max amount of RP you can get in a single week is 12 000. However, only a few people will get this every week.

It's also important to know that you get a 20 % decay of RP each week, so you start off with each week with 20 % less RP than the week before, assuming you didn't get any RP that week. This does not play a big role when you are a low ranked player, but it will be a huge pain in the ass when you are Rank 10+!

RP needed to reach each rank

Below is a table of each rank and how much RP you need. The titles are in brackets with Alliance first, then Horde.

Rank 14 (Grand Marshal / High Warlord): 60 000 RP.
Rank 13 (Field Marshal / Warlord): 55 000 RP. 
Rank 12 (Marshal / General): 50 000 RP. 
Rank 11 (Commander / Lieutenant General): 45 000 RP. 
Rank 10 (Lieutenant Commander / Champion):  40 000 RP. 
Rank 9 (Knight-Champion / Centurion): 35 000 RP. 
Rank 8 (Knight-Captain / Legionnaire): 30 000 RP. 
Rank 7 (Knight-Lieutenant / Blood Guard): 25 000 RP.
Rank 6 (Knight / Stone Guard): 20 000 RP. 
Rank 5 (Sergeant Major / First Sergeant): 15 000 RP. 
Rank 4 (Master Sergeant / Senior Sergeant): 10 000 RP. 
Rank 3 (Sergeant / Sergeant): 5 000 RP. 
Rank 2 (Corporal / Grunt): 2 000 RP. 
Rank 1 (Private / Scout): 0 / 15 HKs. 

As you can see, you pretty much need to get at least 5 000 RP + enough to combat the 20 % decay each week in order to rise to a higher Rank. 

The 20 % decay is 11 000 RP when you have 55 000 RP at Rank 13, which means that you will need to be in the top 0.08 % of players to even stay the same, or in the 0.03 % of the players to even get 1 000 RP that week. 

Funfact: About 3-6 players per server are able to get enough RP to fight the decay you get at Rank 12-13 and push them up to Rank 14. This is why you won't ever see more than a few Rank 14 players at a time.

Some tips for farming Honor Points in Classic

We will end this guide by giving a few tips on how to grind Honor Points, based on how it worked in vanilla. The community will obviously be a lot different this time around, but these tips will likely still be relevant.

- You need to have at least 15 HKs during a week to even get RP, or else it counts as 0 RP, no matter how many CP you got.

- Play with a team that can grind Battleground to maximize Honor gained per hour. And then begin to clock in as many hours as humanly possible if you want to get to a high Rank. It's virtually impossible to get to a high Rank without plating with a pre-made group.

- It might not be a bad idea to stay away from the most popular servers, since these will likely have a lot of dedicated players that are trying to get a high Rank, making it more difficult for everyone involved.

- If you get to the top 0.03 % of the PvP players every single week, it will take you 12 weeks to get to Rank 14. But it's extremely unlikely that anyone will be able to do this.

How to turn off screenshake (Forager)

Some items like the Mining Rods have a pretty annoying screenshake in Forager, especially when you have 10+ Mining Rods active in the game. There are no possibilities for turning of the screenshake in the menu, but there is actually a method to getting rid of the screenshake in Forager.

What you need to do is to locate a file called "secretOptions.ini" and look for "screenShake="1"".  Change this to screenShake="0", and save this file. After this you won't ever see any screenshake when playing Forager again.

The secretOptions.ini can be found in your AppData folder, typically found somewhere along the following place: "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Forager". The AppData folder tend to be hidden, so go to Windows options and turn on hidden folders to see it if you can't find it.

And that's all you need to do to turn off screenshake in Forager. If you ever want it back on, do the exact same thing, but change 0 back to 1 again in the secretOptions.ini file.

Campfires in Minecraft explained

The 1.14 update of Minecraft added a lot of new stuff, and one of the new things is Campfires. In contrast to torches, the Campfires in Minecraft has multiple uses, and in addition to providing you with light, they can also be used to cook meat and create smoke signals!

How to craft a Campfire in Minecraft

The recipe for crafting a Campfire in Minecraft
The recipe for crafting a Campfire in Minecraft.
The first step is obviously to craft the Campfire, and this is very simple. The recipe is just 3x Logs, 3x Sticks and 1x Coal. Just place these materials in the Crafting Table, and you are good to go.

You can now place the Campfire anywhere you want to, both inside or outside. If you want to create a smoke signal, you obviously need to put it outside, since the smoke won't rise if there is a roof above it.

It's also worth noting that the fire from the Campfire will not set fire to anything, so it is safe to place it close to things that would normally catch fire.

How to create a smoke signal on the Campfire

The smoke signals are a good method of showing important areas from far away, for example if you are playing with a friend and want him to see where your base is or something like that. A regular Campfire will have a big smoke column for 10 blocks up from the fire, but it's possible to increase this to 25 columns if you place a Hay Bale underneath the Campfire.

When the smoke signal is 25 blocks high, it can be seen from far away, and can be used without much trouble. This is a nice way of indicating important areas without spending a lot of resources making the spot.

Use the Campfire to cook meat

The Campfire can of course also be used to cook meat, but it does not have an interface like the Furnace got. Instead just put some raw meat in your active inventory slot and place it on the Campfire. This will begin to cook it, and it will be done in 30 seconds. There are four slots on each Campfire, so it's not very efficient if you want to create 20+ Meat, but it's a nice method for just getting rid of a few raw meat. It also does not require any additional fuel after you have built the campfire.

It's also worth keeping in mind that the cooked meat will be dropped on the ground, and you must run over to it to loot it. It will despawn after a while, so you can't just let it stay there indefinitely like you can with the cooked meat from the furnace.

How to roll (Forager)

If you've seen Forager on YouTube or Twitch, then you might have seen that the character can roll. But the game never tells you this, so that leaves the question, how do you roll in Forager?

The default key for rolling is the space bar. Just aim in any direction, hit the space bar, and your character will roll in that direction. Rolling is a little bit faster than just walking, so it's a great tool for saving time, but it does also consume a little bit of Stamina, so you might not want to use it all the time, especially before you have upgraded your Stamina to a good level.

Anyway, that is all there is to rolling in Forager. Just hit space and you're good to go!

How to increase your inventory size (Forager)

You begin Forager with a rather limited backpack size where you can only store 16 different items at once. You might not run into any immediate problems, but most people will have some issues with the inventory size once they buy more land and unlock two or three different Biomes, since each Biome comes with its own set of different items.

The method to upgrading your inventory size in Forager is to upgrade your backpack. To do this, you must first unlock the Sewing Station, a building that is essential for crafting a lot of different materials and tool upgrades. You should invest a Skill Point into unlocking this pretty early in the game, and build one when you have enough resources for it.
There are lots of different items to loot in Forager. 

When you have the Sewing Station you will be able to craft a "Small Backback" for 4x Thread and 2x Flowers. This should be easy to get your hands on, even if you only have the starter Grass Biome unlocked. Crafting this will give you a permanent +4 inventory space!

After you have crafted the Small Backpack and gotten the +4 inventory spaces, a new upgrade is available. Each new backpack upgrade gives you yet another +4 permanent inventory spaces, but they also requires new and rares materials for each additional upgrade.

After having bough all the upgrades, you will have a total of 20 inventory spaces, which still might not be enough. If that's the case, make a few Vaults and store the items you don't immediately need there. The Vaults are way more powerful than a lot of people think, since all new items you get will get automatically stored there after you have placed an item there. This means that if you put your Flowers in the Vault, all the new Flowers you loot will be automatically transferred to your Vault, and won't ever bother you with taking up an inventory space until you go to the Vault to get it.

Anyway, that's all you need to know about increasing your inventory size in Forager, since this is the only method to doing so. Enjoy your upgraded backpack!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Forager max level explained

Forager allows you to do a varity of different tasks in order to gain Experience, and this Experience will eventually lead you to leveling up. Each new level allows you to spend 1 Skill Point on any Skill you have unlocked, and permanently learn this Skill. But how many levels are there in Forager, and what is the max level?

The max level is level 65. At this point you will stop getting addition Experience from any source, and you will get to play the game as before, with the exception of not leveling up anymore.

At level 65, you will have unlocked all the Skills in the Skill Tree, so it's not like additional levels would have benefited you in any way.

Max level in the demo

The demo version of Forager is a good way to get a taste for the game, but here the level cap is set at level 10. So just like the Experience will stop at level 65 in the regular game, it stops at level 10 in the demo.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

9 beginner tips for playing Forager

Forager is a great indie game that has been inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Stardew Valley and idle games. It's probably one of the best indie games of 2019, but just like many sandbox games, it can feel a bit overwhelming to get into. In this post we will be sharing some of the best beginner's tips for Forager, and hopefully help you get started with the game.

1) Make Fish Traps early on

Fish Traps are a great way to get Energy early on, and you can craft them as soon as you get a few Skill Points. When you can craft Fish Traps, make as many as possible and loot them whenever you have the chance. This will give you a steady supply of food to increase your Stamina (Fish and Seaweed), and you will likely get lucky and find a few Anchors which can be sold for 200 Coins each.

2) Get multiple Markets

You can get the Markets fairly early in the game, and you should create a few of them. Not only can you sell all your items for coins, the Market will also let you buy items. The inventory changes every ten minutes, and you might get lucky and find some awesome things that you would otherwise have to wait a long time to get. This means that if you are lucky and find Bones for sale early, you can upgrade your Tools much earlier than intended and make the early game progress a lot easier. All the Markets have their own inventory, so with 4-5 different Markets, you have a high chance of finding some of the items you need.

3) Bottle up a few Fairies

Just like in games from the Zelda franchise,  fairies that are put in a Bottle will automatically heal you if you should ever die. It's a great idea to capture a few of them in the early game, and if you don't die, you are going to be needing them for crafting later on anyway. To capture a Bottled Fairy, craft a Bottle at the Forge, find a Fairy and left click on it with the Bottle as an active item.

4) Use the Bow instead of your Pickaxe

It seem obvious that you should be using your Pickaxe to destroy thing to gather materials, but don't; the Bow is so much better! Why? Simply because the Bow does about the same amount of damage, but the benefits are that it's ranged, and it does not consume energy! This will save you from having to eat all those Berries early on in the game.

The problem is that you will need arrow though, but there's a workaround; get the Quiver artifact from a random Big Chest to get rid of this problem once and for all. Once you have the Quiver, don't bother using the Pickaxe ever again. 

5) Don't skip the Dungeons

The Dungeons might seem daunting at first, but trust us, they are worth completing. And if you are having trouble, use a guide to make it easier to finish it.

6) Learn what dig spots look like

After you get the Shovel, learn what the dig spot looks like, and make sure to always dig in them. These spots have a much higher chance of dropping rare loot, and they can drop Bones and other rare materials at the beginning of the game, potentially allowing you to upgrade your Pickaxe or another tool before you even get to the Graveyard Biome.

7) Create a few Vaults

Vaults let you store your items, but the beauty of it is that once you put an item into the Vault, all the future items you loot will be automatically transferred to the Vault. And if you need to use them for crafting, you can even do so without retrieving them! In other words, the Vault acts as a kind of expanded inventory without any real downsides, so get this once you begin to have trouble with managing your inventory.

8) Focus on automating your stuff

In order to be able to automate most of your stuff, you will need skill from the upper-left part of the Skill tree, so it's a great idea to focus on getting to the uppermost, leftmost corner as soon as possible. When you do this, you will get access to some incredible useful things like the Mining Rods and Droids that will do a lot off the work for you. When you have these, you don't really have to worry about mining, picking up crafted materials and things like that any more, making it much easier to focus on exploring.

9) Don't bother with the museum early on

I very early went out of my way to fill up things in the Bundles for the Museum, but it's not worth it in the early game. All of the Bundles will require certain items that you won't be able to get until you reach end-game anyway, so you might as well put those early-game resources to good use, because you will have hundreds of thousands of them by the time you are actually able to finish the bundles anyway. So just ignore it until you have bought all the land.