Thursday, November 7, 2019

How to launch Red Dead Redemption 2 without the Rockstar Launcher

A lot of players have been extremely frustrated with the lackluster Rockstar Launcher that is needed to play Red Dead Redemption 2, but there's a very easy fix that will allow you to play the game without using the launcher at all.

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All you need to do is to rename the "rdr2.exe" file to "gtav.exe", and the game will launch fine without the use of the launcher. This is probably not intended to work, but it really does, so change the file name and you won't have to bother with the subpar Rockstar Launcher anymore, and can just enjoy playing Red Dead Redemption 2 without all the issues from the launcher.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How to fix the "there has been an error communicating with franchise server" error in Planet Zoo

Some players who tries to start at new save in Franchise Mode in Planet Zoo get the "there has been an error communicating with franchise server" error. The bug part about this error is that these users are actually connected to the internet, so there is something else that is causing this problem. This prevents them from being able to actually play the game, which is very frustrating, but luckily for us there is a very easy fix for this error.

All you need to do to fix the error is to give your company another name. The bug comes as a result of the company name you are trying being the same as a name you used for a beta save, so the game bugs out a bit. So just try another name, and you will most likely be able to create a new Franchise Mode save in Planet Zoo without any more problems or errors.

How to get Sugary Soul Shards (World of Warcraft)

Sugary Soul Shards are a consumable item that gives the entire world a dark tint, while also turning the sky purple. It gives a very ethereal look, and each Sugary Soul Shard buffs the player for 5 minutes.

You can likely only get the Sugary Soul Shards during the 15 Year Anniversary for World of Warcraft, and right now we do not know if they will return in the coming anniversaries.

Anyway, you can get the Sugary Soul Shards by purchasing them from a vendor called Waiter. He is found in Caverns of Time, just next to Chromie and the Chronocrystals there. He will only be there for the 15 year Anniversary, and will disappear when this event is over. They cost 5g per stack of 5, so effectively 1g each.

Them item does not seem to be limited to the event, meaning that you can likely stack up on them if you want to, and use them after the event is over. You just won't be able to buy any new ones.

How to walk around in the park as if you were a guest (Planet Zoo)

Have you ever wanted to walk around in your zoological park just like if you were a guest in it in Planet Zoo? While this is not something that is readily available in the game, it's actually possible to do this by using a "cheat code". Cheat codes in Planet Zoo works by having you rename a staff member, and their name is the cheat you want to use.

So if you want to just lock down the camera and walk around in the park as a guest, rename any staff member to "tegidcam", save their name change, and you are ready to go! Just change their name back again to something else when you are done with this new perspective of your zoo.

Will Planet Zoo be released for Mac?

Mac players are wondering if they will ever be able to build a zoo in Planet Zoo just like Windows players are, but right now there is no official word on the matter.

Despite the developer not having said anything, it seems very unlikely that they will ever release a Mac version of the game. The reason for this is that they have removed all Mac support from their previous titles just a little while ago, so it seems likely that they have chosen to focus completely on making the game for Windows.

This means that a Mac version of Planet Zoo is possible, but extremely unlikely.

Bugfix for when Planet Zoo freezes right after launching

Some players experience a bug where the entire game freezes just after they launch the game, essentially preventing them from even playing at all. This is obviously super annoying when you are excited to play Planet Zoo, but luckily there's a pretty simple fix for the problem.

The solution to the bug where the game freezes upon launching is to set compatibility mode to Windows 7. This emulates the game to launch in Windows 7 instead of the current OS you are using, which will usually make the bug go away.

What the different types of staff are for in Planet Zoo

There are a total of 4 different type of staff that you can employ in Planet Zoo, and they are all essential to have if you want to run a successful zoo. In this post we are going to be taking a closer look at what each of the different type of staff actually does in your park.

The Caretakers are the type of staff that are involved in cleaning the park and making sure that there is no litter around, that the toilets are clean and stuff like that. In addition they can help transporting animals between facilities and habitats.

The Zookeepers are working directly with the animals by feeding them, refilling their water containers and cleaning their living areas. If you forget to hire any zookeepers, your animals will get very unhappy very quickly when they have no one to feed them.

The Mechanics are responsible for all the mechanical stuff in your park, which is a lot more than it might look like. These guys are responsible for making sure that your Water Facilities and Power Facilities are running smoothly, and these will break down if you don't have Mechanics to check up on them somewhat frequently. If they do break down, you will also need Mechanics to fix them again.

The last type of staff are the Veterinarians. These work on treating illnesses and injuries that animals get, help capture escaped animals, and can research animals that are in the zoo to improve the food and supplements that you give them, or improve the breeding successes of your animals.

All the four different types of staff are important in their own way, and it is close to impossible to run a zoo without having all four types present in your park.

Zookeepers are not feeding the animals - how to fix this bug in Planet Zoo

There's a bug in Planet Zoo where Zookeeper simply refuse to give food to the animals. This obviously has huge consequences, because the animals will first become very unhappy, and eventually they will die from starvation.

Keep in mind that while some players are getting the bug where the zookeepers won't feed the animals, other users have done something wrong that prevents the zookeepers from actually doing their job. Have you made sure that the staff have access to a Staff Room? If not, that might be why they refuse to feed the animals.

Some users will experience that the zookeepers refuse to feed the animals no matter what, and unfortunately this is a known bug tied to pathfinding in the game. Basically the zookeepers get stuck trying to find a path to get into the enclosure and the feeding area. At the current time, there is simply nothing you can do to fix the bug easily, but there are some workarounds that you can use until the bug is fixed in a patch.

The only method to fix this bug is to change the layout of the enclosure to force the zookeepers to use another path to get to the feeding area. This will usually solve the bug, but it requires some effort. If it does not fix it, you might not have made a big enough change for the pathing to be changed.

How to fix the random error when making a new save in Franchise Mode in Planet Zoo

A lot of players have reported getting an error with a lot of different, random numbers whenever they try to create a new save file in the Franchise Mode in Planet Zoo for the first time. This is obviously preventing them from playing the game, but luckily there's a pretty easy fix for it.

The problem that is causing this bug is a save file from the beta version of the game, so this is only something that previous beta players should experience. What you need to do to fix this is to locate the save files for your game, then delete or rename the save files you have. This will allow you to create a fresh save, and you won't get the error the next time you boot up the Franchise Mode.

If the error is still there, try giving your Company another name. This seem to fix it for the rest of the players.

How to find the Deluxe Edition DLC of Planet Zoo Music and Wallpapers

If you bought the Deluxe Edition of Planet Zoo, you got 3 additional animals, as well as some other goodies. Some of these other goodies are Music and Wallpapers, but a lot of players are having issues with locating these. So, where do you find the Deluxe Edition Music and Wallpapers in Planet Zoo?

You actually need to find the Music from Steam. Click on the "View" tab in the upper left corner, then choose the "Music Player" from the menu. This will allow you to play the music from the game.

As for the Wallpapers, you will need to locate them within the game files. These are typically found in the following location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Planet Zoo\Wallpapers

But the exact location can vary depending on where you have installed Steam etc.

You can also find the music in pretty much the same place, but go to the following location instead:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Planet Zoo\Soundtracks

How to visit other parks (Planet Zoo)

A lot of players are wondering how they can visit other parks in Planet Zoo, seeing as they will occasionally see other players in their own zoo. So, how do you visit other zoos in Planet Zoo?

The answer is that this is not something that happens actively, but it is instead a passive activity that will randomly happen without you noticing. Whenever you download something from the workshop or interact with another player, you get tied to that player's zoo, and have a small chance to visit that player. This means that this other player will occasionally see your avatar in their own zoo, but you will not notice this happening.

So unfortunately you cannot go around and visit and browse other people's zoos as you wish, so if you want to take a look at their zoo, you will need to go to the Workshop on Steam, or check them out on YouTube or Twitch.

PS. if you ever see another player visiting your own zoo, make sure to greet them in order to get 20 Conservation Credits!

How to get albino animals in Planet Zoo

It is possible to get albino variations of all the animals that are currently in Planet Zoo, and just like you would expect, these are white versions of the animal. A lot of them are not strictly true albino forms (due to not having red eyes), but they are all considered to be albino variations by the game.

So, how do you get albino animals in Planet Zoo? The answer is that it is completely random. Every time you breed an animal, the offspring has a small chance to be albino. There is nothing you can really do to increase your chances of getting an albino animal except for having more animals to breed.

If you got an albino animal, then you should use that for breeding, since its offspring will have a much higher chance of being an albino variant. If you got two albino animals of the same species, then these two can be used to breed lots of new albino animals.

That said, getting even a single albino animal is a very rare occurrence and getting two albino animals from the same species is considered extremely unlikely. Still, you could always get lucky!

And that's pretty much all there is to getting albino animals in Planet Zoo. Good luck!

An albino Bengal Tiger in Planet Zoo. 

An albino Bonobo. 

How many different animals are there in Planet Zoo?

Planet Zoo is a new park management game where you can create your own zoological garden, and it has a wide variety of different animals in it. So, how many animals are there in total in Planet Zoo? The answer is 76.

Out of these 76 different animal species, 3 of them are tied to owner of the Deluxe version of the game, so the base game comes with 73 different animal species.

9 beginner tips for Planet Zoo

Planet Zoo is a massive game to learn, especially if you are not that familiar with park management games in general. While it might take a while to really master it, the tips in this post will get you a long way, and will give you a general idea as to how you should start out when playing the game for the first few times.

Enjoy these beginner tips for Planet Zoo, and please let us know in the comments below if you got any additional tips to share with other players.

1) Start small with cheap animals

You should not rush into buying a lot of stuff at the start of a new game, and instead focus on starting small. You only need the basics like a Staff Center, a Trade Center, Quarantine, and a Keepers Hut for the first part of the game.

For your first animals, go with something cheap that does not require a big enclosure. Tortoises and ostriches are good choices, and while they might feel like boring animals, they are good enough to get the visitors coming to your park.

2) Build donation boxes

Donation boxes are a great method for getting some cash early on, and you should absolutely build them. And yes, build many of them! You will for sure make a big profit on them, and they are a great method for new games.

Focus on putting up Donation Boxes along the paths that a lot of people use, as well as neat exhibition windows.

3) Make sure you have enough employees

You will get into a lot of trouble if you lag behind with employing enough workers for your park. You will also need enough Mechanics, and if things start breaking down, it's a sign that you need more of them.

4) You can terraform your park

Is the terrain not working along nicely? Then terraform it! You can do things like delete water if you want to, which can be very useful if you really wanted to make an enclosure right where there's a small lake.

5) Make sure to use Veterinarian Research

Veterinarian Research increases education level for the species you research, which will then improve your breeding rate and success chance. In addition, it unlocks better food and enrichment items, so this is something you will want to invest in.

6) Unlock new buildings, fence types, facilities and more with Mechanic Research

Mechanic Research is also important, since this unlocks new buildings, facilities, fence types and more. You might not need to focus too much on it very early on, but at the same time, don't neglect it for too long.

7) Make sure to check on the Power and Water facilities a lot more frequent than the game suggests to begin with

Don't let it go a year between each time your Mechanics visit the Power Facilities and Water Facilities. This will almost guarantee that they break down. Change the frequency to every month or every two months instead, and they will probably not break down at all.

8) Make sure habitats are going nicely

Much of the same tip as with the Mechanic, make sure that your Veterinarian and Mechanic visit each habitat every third month. In addition, make sure that the Zookeeper visits every single month. This will also prevent a lot of trouble for you in the future, such as barriers not breaking down.

9) Remove animals that cause trouble

Some animals will fight, and this is typical for males. So make sure to keep an eye out on all animal babies, because some of them will suddenly grow up to big a grown male and cause a lot of trouble and fighting with the other males in the enclosure. So be ready to sell it if this happens.

How to hide the UI in Planet Zoo

Planet Zoo is a beautiful game, and you will probably want to capture a few screenshots at certain points in the game. The UI is not really that beautiful though, so you might want to hide it away while you press Print Screen or F12 if you are playing on Steam.

Luckily for us, it's very easy to hide the entire UI in Planet Zoo. All you need to do is to press G to hide the entire UI/HUD. This will obviously make it very difficult to play, but at least you are now able to grab that beautiful screenshot without any clutter.

To get the UI back again, press G once more and it will return. You can change the keybinding for hiding and restoring the UI by going to the key bindings option, but G will be the default key if you haven't changed it.

And that's all there is to know about hiding the UI/GUI in Planet Zoo.

How to get the gear for the "Makes Space Suits, Won’t Travel" quest in The Outer Worlds - where to find Spacer Gear, Iconoclast Outfit and Marauder Outfit

The "Makes Space Suits, Won’t Travel" quest can be picked up from the tailor on Byzantium in The Outer Worlds, and will require you to get your hands on three complete outfits. You need the helm and armor combo for each set, so you will have to get a total of six different items to complete the quest.

How to get the Iconoclast Outfit

The Iconoclast Outfit can be found on Monarch, and if you are friendly with the Iconoclasts you can buy it from the vendor in the camp in Amber Heights. If you are unfriendly with them, well, just kill them and loot their gear to get it.

How to get the Marauder Outfit

The Marauder Outfit is the easiest to get, since it is worn by most Marauders in the entire game. Just run around on Monarch or Terra 2 until you kill enough Marauders to get the helm and armor set.

How to get the Spacer Gear

The Spacer Gear can be found on Groundbreaker, and it is sold by several vendors on the ship. A good start is to try the Spratwurst vendor, but the items sold are semi-random, so you might need to check a few different vendors before you get it.

You could also get it by attacking guards on Groundsbreaker and loot it from them, but we highly advise against it.

Completing the follow-up quest
Once you have the three gear outfits, you will be tasked to get three new items: a Primal Leather, a Raptidon Flank, and a Mantiqueen Chitin. These are random drops from monsters found on Monarch, and you will most likely have a few of them in your inventory already. If not, return to Monarch to to out into the wilds and hunt some enemies.

Monday, November 4, 2019

How to get a Watch in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

It is possible to outfit your Operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with a Watch, and a lot of players have wondered exactly how they get a watch in the game. In this post we will be looking closer at how to get a watch in Modern Warfare, and how to equip it to your operator.

Let's start off with all the bad news. It's currently not possible to get a Watch in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare without spending real money on it. There are only two methods to get one at the moment:

1) Buy the Call of Duty Endowment Defender Pack. 

This can be bought in the in-game store for $9.99 or the equivalent in other currencies. This will unlock a total of 11 different Watch style options that you can choose from. So you are basically paying $10 for a small cosmetic item. The good news is that all the money goes towards The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that helps US veterans get work after the military.

2) Participate in Totino's Pizza Rolls Modern Warfare Promotion

The other option is to participate in a promotion tied to Totino's Pizza Rools. This snack will contain in-game codes for either a watch, a charm, or a calling card that can be redeemed in-game. Totino's Pizza Rolls can be bought in certain countries, but you might be able to snatch a code from eBay or something like that if you live somewhere where they don't sell it.

How to use Tactical Sprint in Modern Warfare

Tactical Sprinting in Modern Warfare is a method to move faster, and while using this spring your weapon will be pointed upwards. This is the COD equivalent of running with a knife, and just like in real life, you are able to move slightly faster by not pointing the gun in front of you.

It is very easy to use Tactical Sprinting in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. If you are a console player, then all you need to do is to double tap the thumbstick when you are about to run. This puts you into Tactical Sprint mode until you stop running.

If you play on PC, the default key for going into Tactical Sprint mode is the Shift key. Just tap this while running, and you will be in Tactical Sprint mode until you stop running, or run out of breath.

Tactical Sprint is not a permanent thing, and you can only do it for a little while before you will be tired and have to go back to normal running.

You should be using Tactical Sprinting when quickly dashing between two covers or every once in a while while transversing longer distances.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Release date for WoW Classic phase 2

The release date for World of Warcraft: Classic phase 2 was announced at Blizzcon, and it's right around the corner. The release date is set to be November 12 in the Americas, November 13 in Europe, and November 14 in Asia.

Phase 2 brings in PvP action, and players can now kill members of the opposite faction to get Honor Points. The phase does not bring battlegrounds though, so it's only tied with world PvP right now. If you're on a PvP server, then the first few weeks after the patch will likely cause a lot of chaos!

Friday, November 1, 2019

How to repair your weapons and armor in The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds has a system where the durability of weapons and armor will decay as you use them, and will gradually dish or or protect less damage as they get worn out. Luckily for us, repairing them is easy and pretty cheap, so this is something you will want to do pretty often when you play the game.

Repair your weapons and armor with Weapon/Armor Parts

You can repair your weapons and armor in The Outer Worlds at any point, but you will need to find a Workbench to be able to do it yourself. Just head to any Workbench (usually found in all cities, and even on The Unreliable in the main cargo room) and select the "Repair" menu there. Now choose the item(s) you want to repair and pay.

Repairing your weapon requires you to use Weapon Parts, while repairing your armor requires Armor Parts. You get these from breaking down weapons and armor that you don't intend to use.

And by the way, there's a button you can choose that will repair all equipped items, which can save you a bit of time.

Repair your items with Bits

If you don't have Weapon or Armor Parts, or just want to use Bits to repair them instead, that's entirely possible. What you need to do now is to head to a human trader and choose the "Repair" menu there. Choose the items you want to repair and pay the required Bits to get them repaired back to be 100 % again. Vending machines will not allow you to repair items.

Which classes can you play at launch in Diablo 4?

Diablo 4 is set to release in 2021, and Blizzard has confirmed that we get to play at least 3 different classes at release. It seems more than likely that we will get more than just these three classes though, but the other ones are likely not ready to be shown to the public at this point.

The three playable classes we know that we will get at the launch of Diablo 4 is the Barbarian, the Druid, and the Sorceress.

How to upgrade weapons and armor in The Outer Worlds

Your weapons and armor plays a huge role in how well you will be doing when playing The Outer Worlds, and if you find a nice weapon or armor that you really enjoy, it might be worth considering to just upgrade these instead of looking for a replacement. One of the benefits to this is that great weapons and armor can be worn for much longer, so if you really enjoy a particularly useful legendary item, upgrading it will allow you to keep using it even if the DPS starts being on the low side.

Each time you upgrade your armor or weapon, it will gain one level. You can only upgrade each weapon or armor to match your current level, so you won't be able to farm Bits and get a weapon to level 35 while you are still in your 20s. However, if you keep upgrading your gear to match your level, then you should be in a good position to tackle the challenges presented by the game.

In order to actually upgrade your weapons and armor in The Outer World, you will need at least 20 Skill Points in the Science Skill. This is easily achievable even at a very low level. Anyway, with at least 20 Science Skill points, you will get the Tinker ability, which allows you to upgrade weapons and armor.

In order to actually upgrade it, you will need to find a Workbench. These are found in most of the bigger settlements and cities, and there is even one aboard the Unreliable in the main cargo room.

When you are at a Workbench, interact with it and choose the submenu called "Tinker". Select the armor or weapon you want to upgrade and hover over it to see how many Bits it cost to upgrade it one level, and how much of an improvement it gets. It is gradually more expensive to upgrade weapons as they get to a higher level, and high-level weapons and armor is actually very expensive to keep to your own level, especially if you want to upgrade all four weapons and both slots of armor each time you level up.

And that's pretty much all there is to upgrading weapons and armor in The Outer World. It's a very convenient method to keeping your gear useful for a much longer time, and definitely something we recommend if you find a weapon or armor that you enjoy playing with.

How to spend Gold Coins in Luigi’s Mansion 3

You will find a lot of Gold Coins while you explore the hotel in Luigi’s Mansion 3, but it's not apparent what they are used for to begin with. The thing about the Gold Coins is that you cannot use them for anything until a certain point in the game, and it's only after you find and rescue Professor E. Gadd that you can use them for anything at all.

After you have found Professor E. Gadd, you will be able to teleport to his lab at any time, and it is in there that you can spend your Gold Coins. He has a small shop there where you can buy 3 different items:
- Gold Bones. This item allows you to spawn at the same spot again when you die, so you don't get the Game Over message. This is super useful for boss fights where you are close to beating the boss, and will allow you to have another go at it without the boss resetting back to full health.
- Boo Finders. Used for finding Boos easier.
- Gem Finders. Used to find Gems easier.

Each of these items cost 1,000 Gold Coins each, and are consumed when used, so you will need to save up a lot of Gold Coins if you want to use these items to make your life a little bit easier.

How to fast travel in Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a fairly big game with lots of different floors that are all filled with rooms. There is a lot to explore, and some players have wondered if and how they can fast travel in Luigi’s Mansion 3 to get around faster. Unfortunately there is only a very limited ability to fast travel.

You cannot just choose a floor and destination to fast travel to, but you can instead fast travel to Professor E. Gadd's Lab in Basement 1 at any time. While this only provides a very limited type of fast travel, it can be very useful it you need to go to one of the lower floors while you are at one of the top ones. Just travel to his lab in Basement 1, and you get to the lower floors in no time at all.

You can travel to Professor E. Gadd's Lab by selecting the "+" button on your Switch controller. Go to the Lab option in the menu there and choose "Return to lab". This will teleport you to the lab. If you want to return to where you were, just do the same thing again to be teleported back again.

How to change your aptitude (The Outer Worlds)

When you create your character in The Outer Worlds, you will be given a choice between 15 different aptitudes, which can be a bit of a daunting thing to choose from when you first boot up the game. The choices are very minor, but can make a small different in the way your character responds to certain situations, so it's nice to choose an aptitude that suits your play style.

But what can you do if you chose the "wrong" aptitude? How can you change your aptitude in The Outer Worlds? The unfortunate answer is that it is currently impossible to change your aptitude, no matter what you do. Not even a visit to the Vocational Competence Respecification Machine to reset your Skill and Perks will allow you to change your aptitude.

So, the only method to actually changing your aptitude is to create a completely new character. It's not a good solution at all, but it's the only way. Other than that, just learn to live with the "wrong" aptitude. They don't really have a big effect anyway.

How to respec your character in The Outer Worlds

If you end up making a terrible character in The Outer Worlds, don't worry, you can respec your character at absolutely any time in the game after you have brought The Unreliable up in their air. It is aboard the ship that you can reset your character, by going to the machine called Vocational Competence Respecification Machine. This is found in the second floor of the ship, just above the Workbench.

When you use the Vocational Competence Respecification Machine to repec your character, all Skills and Perks will be reset. This allows you to instantly reallocate them, so it is fast and easy to completely change your character if you want to try a very different build.

Like in many other games, the price of resetting your skills and perks will be gradually more expensive. The first time you respec it will only cost you 500 Bits, but soon you will be shelling out thousands of Bits to repsec.

And that's all you need to know about respecing your character in The Outer Worlds. You are free to do it as many times as you want to, but keep in mind that the price will keep rising.

How to preload Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is set to release on November 15, but you can actually preload the game already if you want to. What this means is that if you have prepurchased the game, you can set it to download. The system will then download the game for you, then install it, but you will still have to wait until release date before you can actually begin to play the game. 

In order to preload the game, head to the Nintendo Switch eShop and open the store page for the game you want. Both Shield and Sword are fundamentally the same game, but there are minor differences, including some Pokémon only being available in one of the games. You need to prepurchase the game, so you will have to pay for it before you can begin to preload it. 

Once you have prepurchased it, it will give you the option to preload it right away. Just click on the button to begin downloading it, and everything will go automatically from here on out. Once its finished downloading, it will show up on your game library, but cannot be opened until November 15 when it is the official release day. 

Each game takes up about 10GB of storage space. 

How to preload Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC on November 5, and you can already preload it. What this does is that you can download the game and be ready for launch, but you won't actually be able to play the game until it is officially released. On the release date, you will get a small patch update that makes the game playable, and this is only a few MB, so it only takes a few seconds to download, compared to hours that it might take if you need to download the entire game on launch day.

The first step to preload Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is to actually prepurchase the game. This can be done from the Rockstar Games Launcher. When you have bought it there, open the Rockstar Games Launcher app on your computer and select Red Dead Redemption 2. You will then see a Preload option where it usually says "Play", so click on this to begin downloading and installing the game.

And that's all you need to do. The game will now download as long as your computer is turned on, and the Rockstar Games Launcher is open (it can be minimized to system tray). Once it is completely downloaded, all you need to do is to wait until November 5 for the small patch that will unlock the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 requires a hefty 150GB storage space, so if you got a slow internet connection, you might actually need a few days to get the download done.

Everything you need to know about Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds explained

There are a total of 5 different Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds, and each of these have unique effects that are not seen on any other weapon in the game. All 5 of them can be found by following the "Weapons from The Void" quests. This quest is obtained by checking out the files for the Science Weapons on the computer in the Captain's Quarters on The Unreliable. You don't actually need this quest in order to loot the Science Weapons themselves, but it can be very useful, because it allows you to track them on the map.

The Science Weapons all use Energy Cells to fire, even the two melee weapons. None of the science weapons has slots for any mods, so you can't really alter much about the weapons themselves. Most players don't really consider any of the science weapons to be particularly powerful, so it's not like these are used to beat the game easily, but they are sought after because of the cool effects they have. Their damage can be increased by Perks that increase the effect of Science Weapons.

How to obtain all the science weapons in The Outer Worlds

Mandibular Rearranger: You get this by going to Scylla, then enter a building in the Abandoned Mining Camp at the far end of the planet. Click here for a more in-depth guide to obtaining the Mandibular Rearranger.

Gloop Gun: You can get the Gloop Gun by hacking a computer in the UDL Lab on Monarch, or by correctly answering the three questions asked by the computer. Click here for a more in-depth guide to obtaining the Gloop Gun.

Shrink Ray: You can loot the Shrink Ray on a table next to Phineas on Phineas' Lab. Click here for a more in-depth guide to obtaining the Shrink Ray.

Prismatic Hammer: Head to Groundbreaker and enter the crew's quarters just west for the Promenade. Jump up on a set of boxes and enter a small air duct / hole in the wall. Follow this and kill the outlaws in the room you get to, then loot the Prismatic Hammer in the small room on the right. Click here for a more in-depth guide to obtaining the Prismatic Hammer.

Mind Control Ray: You can get the Mind Control Ray by finding the Abandoned Lab in Cascadia on Monarch. When you are in the lab, find a terminal/computer, then jump on the small pad right left to it. Now jump to the next pad, and climb up to set of stairs to loot the Mind Control Ray. Click here for a more in-depth guide to obtaining the Mind Control Ray.

Guides to obtaining all the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds

- How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds.

How to get the Prismatic Hammer in The Outer Worlds

The Prismatic Hammer is a 2-hand melee Science weapon in The Outer Worlds, and like all the other science weapons, it has a pretty cool unique effect that are not found on any other weapon in the game. When it comes to the Prismatic Hammer, it is able to deal a lot of different types of damage, depending on the Science skill of the player. In addition, it will release a wave of energy that will damage enemies far away, meaning that it's the only weapon that will deal both melee damage as well as ranged damage.

You can get your hands on the Prismatic Hammer right after you get The Unreliable airborne, which means after finishing the "Stranger in a Strange Land" quest. Start by going to the captain's quarters and boot up the computer there. There is an entry for tracking down science weapons on the computer, so make sure to read those.

Next head to the Groundbreaker and talk with Gladys. You need to purchase a Battered Mardet databad from her for 500 Bit, unless you have discounts to make it a bit cheaper. This will allow you to track the quest on the map, making it a lot easier to find. However, we will of course also explain it down to every detail.

The next step involves you to go to a hidden room on the west side of the Groundbreaker. Go just past the customs checkpoint (coming from your ship), and head into the door on the left just before you go to the door to the Promenade. There is a room there with a lot of bunk beds. At the end of these there will be some boxes that you can jump up on, so do this and run along the path of bunk beds until you can crawl into a small hole in the wall.

When you get past the hole you get to the Repair Hangar. There are many outlaws here, so either kill these or sneak past them. Open the door on the right either by using the Repair Hangar Cardkey (from the outlaw leader), or just lockpick the door. Alternatively you can pickpicket it from the leader. The Prismatic Hammer is found just inside this room, so just loot it, and it is your to keep. Congrats!

Guides to obtaining all the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds

How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds.

How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds

The Mind Control Ray is one of the Science weapons in The Outer Worlds, and like the rest of the science guns, it's not particularly powerful or even useful, but it has a very cool and fun effect that makes it an interesting weapon to get your hands on.

As you would expect from the name, the Mind Control Ray will control the minds of enemies who are hit by it. What this means is that both humans and automechanical enemies hit by this will temporarily be turned into allies, which can be pretty useful for certain situations where there are many enemies attacking you at the same time. It will also deal some plasma damage to enemies who are hit by it.

In order to actually get the Mind Control Ray, you will need to head to Monarch. Go to Fallbrook and head to the store called Fallbrook Dry Goods and Supplies. Talk with Duncan there and see what he has to sell. Buy an item called SubLight datapad from him. This will give you a quest to go to an abandoned lab in Cascadia, also on Monarch.

The quest "Space-Crime Continuum" will also take you to this abandoned lab. Anyway, when you are there, look for a terminal, then turn directly to the left. Jump across to the platform there, then jump further to the platform on the right. The jump can be a bit tricky, but save the game before jumping, and you can just reload if you fail it.

Now climb up two sets of ladders to reach the small area where the Mind Control Ray is located. Simply loot this, and it's yours to keep! Congrats on finding this science weapon, and have fun turning enemies into allies for a few seconds.

Guides to obtaining all the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds

How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds.

How to get the Shrink Ray in The Outer Worlds

The Shrink Ray is one of the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds, and this is one of the few science weapons that is actually pretty good to use. Like you would expect from the name, this weapon shrinks your enemies, but it also deals some plasma damage to the enemies it hits. The targets who are hit will be shrunk to a very small size for a few seconds, making them much more difficult to hit, but at the same time reduces their damage and armor to be very low.

Some players find that using the Shrink Ray combined with a powerful weapon to be one of the best combos for dealing with tough enemies in the game.

It's very easy to get your hands on the Shrink Ray in The Outer Worlds. This is the science weapon that is the most easy to get, and all you need to do is to travel to Phineas' Lab after getting The Unreliable airborne. So just travel to his lab, then head to the main chamber where he is located. The Ray Gun is laying on a table just to the right of him. Loot this, and the science weapon is yours to keep!

Guides to obtaining all the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds

How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds.

How to get the Gloop Gun in The Outer Worlds

The Gloop Gun is one of the science weapons in The Outer Worlds, and this heavy weapon uses Energy cells to deal damage to enemies. That's not the only thing this gun does though, it also levitates enemies that are hit temporarily into the air. This stuns them, allowing your companions to dish out a lot of damage while the enemies are stuck up in the air. At the same time, enemies are affected by a shocking debuff, making them more vulnerable to damage from other sources.

Like the other Science Weapons in The Outer World, the Gloop Gun does not really do a lot of damage, and there are many better guns out there if you just want to kill enemies as quickly as possible. However, this is a fun gun to use, and can be pretty useful for certain situations.

So, how do you get the Gloop Gun in The Outer Worlds? Like the other science weapons, it's hidden in a container somewhere on one of the planets (or moons). This particular Science Weapon is found in an area called UDL Lab on Monarch, not too far away from Stellar Bay. You will naturally get to this area when you are doing the quest called "Errors Unseen", but you can go there any time you want.

When are are in the UDL Lab, you will need to either hack a computer, or if you don't have enough hacking skills, answer three questions to open the door. The answers are as follows:
1) "Protect the Chairman".
2) "Berate him relentlessly to defend the Chairman's honor".
3) "Arrest your spouse and admit your children to a reeducation program".

This opens up the container where you can loot the Gloop Gun. Now just take it, and it's your to keep forever. Congrats with your new Science weapon in The Outer Worlds.

Guides to obtaining all the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds

How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds.

Do enemies in The Outer Worlds respawn? Answered.

There are many enemies in the RPG The Outer Worlds, and some players are wondering if enemies respawn at all, and how long it takes for them to do that. We've got you covered, because the rules for respawning enemies in The Outer Worlds is a bit different from most other RPGs out there.

Basically, all enemies outside will respawn after a little while. This means enemies that are in the overworld on places such as Monarch, Terra 2 and stuff like that. It takes a good while for them all to respawn, but there's a trick to making this go by faster. To make enemies respawn faster, go to a bed and sleep for 24 hours. Then repeat this a few times, and most enemies will have respawned again. Now it's time to go back and kill them again to get more XP, more Bits and more loot.

Enemies that are inside building do not seem to respawn though. So places like the Community Center will be permanently free from enemies after you have killed them all. The rule seem to be that if it's inside, meaning that you cannot fast travel from that point, enemies won't ever respawn.

How to get Mandibular Rearranger in The Outer Worlds

The Mandibular Rearranger is a Science weapon in The Outer Worlds. This melee weapon has a unique ability where it rearranges the bones of any human it strikes. When you hit human enemies with it multiple times they will eventually get stunned because of their face being rearranged. It's not that much of a useful weapon, and there are many more powerful options in the game, but it's a very cool weapon that can be used for a lot of fun.

There are essentially two methods to get the Mandibular Rearranger in The Outer Worlds. You can either follow a quest chain that will lead you to it, or you can just travel to the location where it is and pick it up.

The quest that leads to the Mandibular Rearranger and the other Science weapons in the game is called "Weapons From the Void", and you can get this quest by purchasing an item called Hephaestus Mining – Archive Cartridge from Gladys on The Groundbreaker (she is the same NPC that sells the Navkey to land on Stellar Bay on Monarch). The item costs 300 Bits without any discounts, but you will probably get it a bit cheaper.

When you have the item, head back to the Unreliable and into your captain's quarter and use the computer there. There are now some new options on the computer where you can research the mining facilities on Scylla. When you have read this, the quest will update and give you the marker for the Mandibular Rearranger.

Now travel to Scylla and head towards the quest marker in the area called Abandoned Mining Camp. While it's on the other side of the map, Scylla is not that big, so it only takes between 5 and 10 minutes to get there, depending on how long it takes you to beat all the enemies on the way. The Mandibular Rearranger itself is just inside a house, so just enter it and pick up the weapon, and it is yours to keep forever.

Guides to obtaining all the Science Weapons in The Outer Worlds

How to get the Mind Control Ray in The Outer Worlds.

What are the rewards for finding all Gems and Boos in Luigi's Mansion 3 - explained

There are lots of hidden Gems as well as Boos in Luigi's Mansion 3, and a lot of players are naturally wanting to complete the game 100 % by finding all of them. But what exactly are the rewards for getting every single Gem and finding every single Boo in the entire game? We've got the answer, but stop reading now if you don't want any spoilers and rather want to be surprised when you manage to do it. 

In total there are 102 Gems and 16 Boos that you need to find. 

When you have all of them, you will be awarded with two special items: A new light for Luigi's Flashlight, and a crystal attachment for the plunger weapon. The special light shows an image of a Boo in the middle of your light. The crystal attachment is just a skin for the plunger. 

Both items are purely cosmetic, but they do really look cool. Unfortunately there are no secret areas, cutscenes or anything like that tied to them. 

You can get the new light for Luigi's Flashlight when you have captured all 16 Boos. 

You can get the crystal attachment for the plunger when you have found all 102 Gems. 

The bad part about this is that you are essentially finished with the game when you have all 16 Boos and the 102 Gems, so you likely won't have anything at all to do with your new cosmetic items. 

How to use the Character Creator in Minecraft to make your own unique character

The latest update in Minecraft has added a Character Creator, allowing you to customize and change the appearance of your character. You will be able to change things like the size and length of the arms and legs, your facial hair, or complete change different body parts. You won't really see much of this yourself since most players play from a POV perspective, but it can be really cool to make a unique appearance if you play with your friends.

So, how do you actually use the Character Creator in Minecraft? You need to access it from the main menu. When you are there, click on "Profile" in the bottom right corner. This will show you all your profiles, and select the one you want by clicking "Edit Character". This will take you to the Character Creator screen where you can see all the different options for changing your character on the right side of the screen.

You will have access to most of the different customizations by owning the base game, but some of the more special ones require a purchase.

Unfortunately none of the customizations are unlocked from doing things in the game, so you have to pay up if you want access to the special ones.