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Apple’s iOS 14.5 update to support PS5 DualSense & new Xbox Series X controllers

Apple has announced the iOS 14.5 update for iPhone and iPad will support next generation controller inputs.

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Apple is now rolling out support for the next gen console controllers for use with iPhones and iPads.

In the newest beta rollout for Apple’s iOS 14.5 update, the ability to use PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers have been added. Previously, players could utilize PlayStation 4 DualShock controllers and select Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth connectivity.

You’ll be able to link your controllers with the new beta software if you are a member of the beta testing program. If not, you will have to wait for the official launch of the 14.5 update for iPhone and iPad.

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To pair the devices, simply set the controllers into pairing mode as you would with the console, then head to the “Bluetooth” area in the Settings app. You should be able to locate your controller under the “other devices” tab.

For now, the controllers should function identical to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. Most games like Call of Duty Mobile only support raw inputs, so the PS5 onboard microphone and touch bar won’t work for any games.

If you don’t have Call of Duty Mobile, it might be worth connecting your controller to your phone just to test if any of your favorite games have any support. When you’re done playing, be sure to disconnect your controller in the settings app, then pair your controller back to your native console.


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Best Apex Legends weapon skins with the cleanest iron sights

Apex Legends has some great weapon skins for players to craft, but some actually offer better iron sights than others.

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Some of the Apex Legends weapon skins offer a cleaner iron sight compared to others, here are some of the best you can craft.

Apex Legends is well known for its cosmetics, with new Twitch Prime skins coming out every month, as well as various events every season that offer new Legend and weapon skins.

As well as this, the game offers skins for players to craft without having to go to the store. These skins are available all year round and can be found in the “Legends” and “Loadout” categories of the lobby screen.

Some of these craftable weapon skins actually offer players an advantage, especially the skins for the best weapons in the game.

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While it isn’t a huge advantage, the weapon skins in this list offer players a more clear iron sight that takes up less of the screen compared to the default.

Luckily, Reddit user mnkymnk has posted a video showcasing some of the best weapon skins that players can use in Apex Legends for a better iron sight. As well as these, we’ve also thrown a few more in for other weapons.

Best Apex Legends weapon skins for better iron sights

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The following list is the best weapon skins for players to use in Apex Legends. Keep in mind that not every weapon is on the list, as some weapon skins don’t actually offer any better craftable iron sights.

For example, the best Flatline skins for better iron sights are from a previous Battle Pass and the store, which can not be crafted.

  • Prowler – Dark Fright
  • Longbow – McFly or Pharaoh’s Curse
  • 30-30 Repeater – Wild West or Bullet Train
  • Wingman – The Death Ray or Merciless Wing
  • R-99 – The Kill Switch or Outlands Avalanche
  • Peacekeeper – The Lonestar or The Superstar
  • Sentinel – Biomechanics or Golden Spine
  • The Alternator – LED Rez or The Galvanizer

All these skins will offer players a more clear visual, reducing the amount of space the weapon’s iron sights take up on your screen. In theory, with these skins you should be able to see more of your target while aiming down sights, thus improving your performance.

These skins will require you to craft them with Crafting Metals. As these are all Legendary skins, they will cost your 1,200 Crafting Metals to obtain.

Make sure you check out our guide on Crafting Metals so you know how to get the skins you want.

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GTA Online Prize Ride January 20 vehicle: How to get Calico GTF for free

Thanks to the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update, players can earn a weekly Prize Ride vehicle, and here’s how to get one, and what it is.

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The Los Santos Tuners update introduced the LS Car Meet, and this week players can get the Karin Calico GTF free as the GTA Online’s Prize Ride January 20 vehicle.

While players are enjoying The Contract update, the Los Santos Tuners update was certainly up there with the Cayo Perico update in terms of an important content drop for GTA Online. Many players love to earn lots of money, buy amazing, fast cars, mod them how they see fit, and parade them around the city.

As well as adding new cars and collectibles, the update also welcomed a fun new challenge for players to complete. GTA Online’s Prize Ride can be obtained by meeting a certain requirement, and we’ll detail everything below.

How to unlock GTA Online’s free Calico GTF Los Santos Tuners Prize Ride

Calico GTF in GTA Online

To get the Calico GTF, you’ll need to win a Pursuit Race every day for five days in a row to complete the Prize Ride challenge.

Each week, players can unlock a new vehicle for free at the LS Car Meet. From January 20, players will be able to get their hands on this awesome car, but only until January 27, 2022.

That’s the simple condition you will need to meet to win the car for yourself. Given that it normally costs $1,995,000, it’s definitely worth trying to get!

Here’s Rockstar’s official description of the Calico GTF:

Ah, the 90’s. Out of a chaotic fusion of grunge, dial-up, and third-wave feminism came the Karin Calico GTF, a car that took a little bit of everything and made something new: muscle heritage, rally chops, street racer cred. Looks like it’s time to drop the sticky VHS and curtain your hair, homeskillet: you’ve got some homework to do.

GTA Online prize ride challenge

With GTA 6 rumored to be in development hell, the GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition out and not doing well, and the GTA V Enhanced and Expanded Remaster nearly here, the franchise has a lot on its plate.


Also, check out the claim that Rockstar support “ignores” cheaters, and stay tuned for the January 27 Prize Ride vehicle when it releases!

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GTA Online January 20 patch notes: New I-Wagen, Drift Tampa podium vehicle

The January 20 GTA Online patch notes adds the new I-Wagen SUV, plus the Drift Tampa as a free reward from the podium.

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A new week means a new GTA Online update, and January 20’s patch has added another new vehicle in the I-Wagen, offers the Drift Tampa as the new podium reward vehicle, and has major discounts and bonuses.

2022 is kicking off with a bang, with GTA Online offering players plenty of free content after the huge Contract DLC update.

The series as a whole is in an interesting place right now as the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S re-release is due in early 2022, GTA 6 is apparently stuck in development hell, and the GTA Trilogy has had a tough time with players lamenting countless glitches that have made the game the lowest-rated Metacritic title ever.

However, one element of the franchise that remains steadfast is GTA Online as Rockstar keeps pumping it full of changes and content to maintain its status as an absolute moneymaking success for the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

GTA Online January 20 patch notes

New Obey I-Wagen

Obey I-Wagen in GTA Online

The headline addition to GTA Online this week is a brand-new electric vehicle, based on the real-life Audi e-tron SUV.

Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos, the Obey I-Wagen will set you back $1,720,000 and was first spotted as part of The Contract update back in December.

The SUV’s official description reads: It’s time to look to the future, but you need to take things slow. World Peace? No thanks. Universal healthcare? Gtfo. An SUV that’s all-electric? Alright. It’s a start. The forward-thinking Obey I-Wagen: there’s an inch of ozone with your name on it.


Drift Tampa Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward

Declasse Drift Tampa in GTA Online

The grand prize at the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel this week is the Declasse Drift Tampa, a wide-body drifting version of the regular Tampa. First added as part of the Cunning Stunts update, this car will have you sliding around Los Santos.

Normally worth $995,000, players can get this vehicle for free if they land on the vehicle reward during one of their free spins this week.


3x & 2x GTA$ & RP

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Special promotions and extra earning opportunities are here once more as players can get a nice helping of 3x GTA$ and RP on any Simeon Contract Mission.

On top of that, there’s also 2x GTA$ & RP on South Central Leak and Hardest Target Adversary Mode.


Vehicle & property discounts

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GTA Online players will find big discounts this week, with up to 60% off vehicles and 30% off selected weapons.

Here are all the latest discounts in GTA Online:

  • 60% off
    • Wastelander ($263,340 – $198,000)
  • 50% off
    • Blazer Aqua ($877,800 – $660,000)
  • 40% off
    • Barrage ($1,272,810 – $957,000)
    • Armored Boxville ($1,755,600 – $1,320,000)
    • Coquette D10 ($906,000)
    • Hauler Custom ($840,000)
    • Itali GTB ($713,400)
    • Itali GTB Custom ($297,000)
    • Vectre ($1,249,500 – $937,125)
  • 30% off
    • 30% Off Agency Armory ($504,000)
    • Stun Gun ($262,500)
    • Compact EMP Launcher ($278,250)

There will also be old and new music available on Radio Los Santos and West Coast Classics for those who like to blast the radio while zooming around Los Santos county.

That just about does it for this week’s January 20 update, which will last until January 27, 2022 – so check back then for all of the latest bonuses and discounts.


Also, check out our ranking of the GTA games from worst to best, and the full chronology of the GTA franchise.

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