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Best things to buy in GTA Online

What are the best things to buy in GTA Online? There are plenty of choices, but here are some items you must have to be able to survive in the harsh world.

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The world of GTA Online is filled with a wide range of different items that players can purchase to make their character even more of a threat in the criminal world, so it is good to know what the best things to buy in GTA Online so that you can make wise spending choices and become a dominating force.

GTA Online has been one of the most popular multiplayer games globally following its release years ago. While a large portion of the community has been searching for anything related to GTA 6, plenty of players are still enjoying the chaos of GTA Online regularly.

It can be a tad overwhelming for non-veteran players when they start out and are unsure what the best things to buy in GTA Online are, considering you can almost purchase anything your mind can imagine.

So, we have gathered a couple of the best things to buy in GTA Online so you know what you should be aiming for at first.

Best things to buy in GTA Online

Best things to buy in GTA Online

Terrorbyte

Terrorbyte

The Terrobyte is a monster of a vehicle and can be a very powerful addition to any player’s fleet. However, its most alluring feature is it allows players to unlock and take on Client Jobs, which are various kinds of missions that can deliver massive paydays for players.

Investing in and acquiring a Terrorbyte is an excellent way to kick start a lot of money-making when it comes to being one of the best things to buy in GTA Online.

However, it is important to note that players must own a Nightclub before they can purchase the Terrorbyte.

Armored vehicle

Duke O' Death

While the Terrorbyte is a monster of a vehicle, it is not the greatest when it comes to getting around Los Santos, so you will want to make sure you have an armored vehicle like the Duke O’ Death, as you will need a strong car to be able to make it safely through Los Santos when other players are doing their best to destroy anything they see.

A home

apartment

Spawning out in the wild is making for a quick and untimely death in GTA Online, so there is no doubt that one of the best things to buy in GTA Online is some form of real estate for your character.

This will give you a safe spawning location and also plenty of other helpful perks like large garages to store all of your vehicles, safes for weapons, and more.

It is also entertaining, as you invite your friends to party with you at any of your real estate locations for some trouble that only the Rockstar Games title can provide.

AP Pistol

It will take some time and money to acquire an extensive and powerful arsenal, but you should make one of the first additions is the AP Pistol.

This AP Pistol is unlocked at level 33 and can be bought for $5,000, making it one of the first extremely powerful weapons you can get in the game, thanks to its formidable fire rate that makes it a beast in close quarters fights.

Bunker

GTA Online Bunker

Making money is very important, which is why a Bunker is one of the best things to buy in GTA Online, as it allows you to open a gun-running business.

This venture does not require players to do much once they start the gunrunning business. It brings in an enormous amount of passive income, making it a precious investment for players that will allow them to get anything else they would like in the game in the future.

For more GTA Online, check out the supposed release date for GTA 6, thanks to a recent leak, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends best Arenas Legends: Arena Legends ranked

Apex Legends Arenas is a different experience to BR where some characters fare better than others. Here’s our ranked list for the 3v3 mode.

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Apex Legends’ 3v3 mode, Arenas, forces an isolated way to play the battle royale which causes some Legends to be more useful than others, so we ranked them all to help you decide on team composition.

There’s a great variety of game modes to choose from in Apex Legends, and while you might be tempted to test your skill in the new Ranked Leagues system for Season 13, Arenas is also a great place for some competition.

Figuring out what Legend to use in Arenas can be a difficult decision, especially when the 3v3 mode is so different from the standard battle royale mode.

With that being said, we ranked all the Legends in Apex according to their viability in the 3v3 mode. Here are the best Legends to use in Arenas.

Best Legends in Apex Legends Arenas for Season 13

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Keep in mind that this tier list is solely based on a Legend’s contribution to the team within Arenas, not Respawn‘s battle royale mode. If you’re interested in the best Legends to use for battle royale, check out our piece here:

Remember, due to the nature of Arenas, some of the Legends’ abilities are deemed much less effective, like Loba‘s Black Market. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them if you would like to, as they can still be great as long as you hit your shots!

  1. Lifeline
  2. Newcastle
  3. Wraith
  4. Gibraltar
  5. Octane
  6. Pathfinder
  7. Valkyrie
  8. Bloodhound
  9. Horizon
  10. Rampart
  11. Mirage
  12. Wattson
  13. Caustic
  14. Fuse
  15. Ash
  16. Bangalore
  17. Seer
  18. Mad Maggie
  19. Crypto
  20. Revenant
  21. Loba

Top 3 Legends for Arenas

3. Wraith

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The interdimensional skirmisher, Wraith, takes the number 3 spot for her offensive capabilities and survivability.

Her small hitbox makes it hard for enemies to get shots off on Wraith, allowing her to move fast and get to where she needs to go.

Being aggressive is vital in Arenas, and Wraith’s abilities allow her to do just that, being able to get in and out of the fight easily with her tactical, as well as make a defensive play with the portal for survivability.

2. Newcastle

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Newcastle is Season 13’s brand-new Legend, and not only does he perform very well in the battle royale, but he also dominates in Arenas, hence why he is at the number two spot.

Newcastle’s Passive shield revive is extremely strong for getting teammates back into the fight, especially if you purchase a Gold Backpack. His Tactical mobile shield is also great for Arenas, as it allows your team to push and put pressure on the enemy team while being behind moving cover.

Lastly, his Ultimate, Castle Wall, can be bought every round, and although it’s quite expensive, the defensive protection and offensive capabilities of blocking off paths and creating advantageous cover in positions of power are extremely powerful.

1. Lifeline

apex legends arenas Lifeline

Lifeline is a great option for Arenas, mainly due to her ability to keep teammates alive and get more health consumables from Loot Bins.

Lifeline’s health drone can get you or a teammate back to full health without the need to pop a syringe or medkit, which could save precious time. Further, although her Ultimate is fairly useless, her Passive drone revive is arguably her best trait for Arenas.

Combine this with the Gold Backpack and you’ll be reviving teammates back with shield and health, which allows them to get right up and help out. This is unbelievably clutch and also the main reason she is number one on our ranked list.


That’s it for our Apex Legends Arenas ranked list. For more on Apex Legends, check out the best guns to use in Season 13.

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All Apex Legends Mobile characters: Full roster & exclusive Legends

Apex Legends Mobile offers players a new way to play Respawn’s battle royale, but what Legends are available?

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Apex Legends Mobile is a separate entity from the PC and console version of the battle royale. With that being said, let’s take a look at the full roster and exclusive Legends in the mobile shooter.

Apex Legends Mobile has some great exclusive features, including a Team Deathmatch mode and unlimited ammo option in the Firing Range.

As well as this, the mobile FPS also has its first mobile-only Legend in Fade, who isn’t being introduced into the PC and console versions of Apex Legends anytime soon, especially as Season 13 just brought Newcastle.

With that being said, what is the Apex Legends Mobile roster, and which Legends are mobile-exclusive?

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Apex Legends Mobile full Legend roster

Apex Legends Mobile is a completely separate game from the PC and console version of the battle royale. With that comes a different Legend roster from the main game, and in its current state, it is much smaller.

Currently, there are ten Legends in Respawn‘s Apex Legends Mobile, giving players a decent number to choose from. Players will have to play a fair amount before they are able to unlock all these Legends, but these are the current characters that can be seen in-game:

  • Bloodhound
  • Gibraltar
  • Pathfinder
  • Wraith
  • Bangalore
  • Caustic
  • Mirage
  • Octane
  • Lifeline
  • Fade

Of course, as time goes on and the game is updated we may see more Legends from the PC and console version, as well as exclusive Legends, enter the game.

Apex Legends Mobile-exclusive Legends

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Currently, Apex Legends Mobile only has one exclusive Legend. With the launch of Apex Legends Mobile, Fade was introduced as the first Mobile-exclusive Legend.

As more exclusive Legends are introduced, we’ll be sure to update this piece. If you’d like to know more about the exclusive Legends, check out our guide on Fade and whether the mobile-first Legends will make their way to PC and console.


If you’re interested in the PC and console versions of Apex Legends, check out the best Legends to use.

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Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1 patch notes: Release date, Boris nerf, recoil adjustments, 64 player Breakthrough

Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.1 brings a ton more bug fixes, as well as nerfs to Boris, recoil adjustments, and removes Breakthrough 128.

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Battlefield 2042’s Season 1 update is almost here and ahead of its release, DICE is dropping Update 4.1 to squash even more bugs, nerf Boris, and limit Breakthrough to only 64 players. Here’s everything included in Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.1.

It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042’s launch didn’t go according to plan, with the player base immediately criticizing both its buggy launch and core design choices. After delaying Season 1 to early summer, DICE have been releasing huge updates that seek to get the game back on track.

The latest patch to arrive is Update 4.1, which brings even more bug fixes, Specialist buffs and nerfs, adjustments to recoil, and more. Here’s when the update goes live as well as the full patch notes.

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Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1 release date & time

DICE confirmed that Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.1 will go live on May 19 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST.

The developers also confirmed that it’ll be a zero-downtime update, so you can jump straight back in as soon as the download has finished.

Boris’ Sentry Gun nerfed in Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1

Battlefield 2042 players have long complained that Boris’ Sentry Gun was simply too powerful, so Update 4.1 is set to give it a sizeable nerf.

While its spotting ability has been buffed, almost every other aspect of the Sentry Gun has been nerfed. Alongside removing its ability to track targets through walls, its health, damage, range, and reload speed have all taken a massive hit.

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128 player Breakthrough removed in Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1

Many Battlefield 2042 players preferred the less chaotic and more tactical 64 player Breakthrough, so this becomes standard with Update 4.1.

Battlefield 2042’s maps can hold a whopping 128 players, but the devs felt that such a huge player count was a detriment to the Breakthrough mode, so they removed the option to search for it.

While Breakthrough 128 will still exist in the Discarded, Manifest, Orbital, and Kaleidoscope maps, they confirmed that they’ll “be keeping a close eye on how our changes help to improve the experience ahead of the start of Season 1.”

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Full Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1 patch notes

Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

General

  • Vehicle Aim Sensitivity and Transport Vehicle Freelook Sensitivity Controller settings now always correctly apply their effects
  • Aim Assist has been improved while aiming at moving targets
  • Aim Assist should no longer incorrectly acquire targets through thin obstacles
  • When not ranking up, you should no longer see the “You have been promoted screen” during End of Round
  • Delivered improvements that help to reduce input lag
  • Adjusted Trigger Weight to ensure that inputs feel more responsive when applying successive inputs

Audio

  • The Announcer Voice Over for Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 3 experiences has been remastered, and now includes new radio sound effects

Battlefield Portal

  • Specialists will now correctly display animations during the End of Round screen while in Battlefield Portal modes
  • Made the following changes to Hardcore Templates within the Battlefield Builder to align them with our Featured Experience offerings.
    • Enabled HUD in Hardcore Templates
    • Disabled Mini-map and Compass in Hardcore Templates

Gadgets

  • Hitting enemies with EMP effects now correctly triggers Player Disrupted XP
  • Removed placement delay for deployable gadgets so they now appear instantly
  • Deployable gadgets are now easier to deploy

Insertion Beacon

  • The size of the Insertion Beacon has been increased so it’s easier to see
  • The Insertion Beacon is now visible from further away

Modes

In this update, we’re making multiple updates to the All-Out Warfare rotations. Our leading change is the removal of the 128 player version of Breakthrough. When reviewing the available experiences in All-Out Warfare, we felt that the 128 player modes are better suited for Conquest where gameplay spaces are larger, and where you have a more natural fit for sandbox gameplay. 

In Breakthrough’s 128 player mode, we feel that the value and impact of an individual player, and squad is reduced due to the increased intensity and chaos of the combat.

When reviewing Breakthrough, we noted that the 64 player version represented a more tactical experience. Reducing our player count here helps to remove some of the chaos from the experience, and in combination with the reductions that we have made to the number of available combat vehicles, it means players are better able to hold frontlines more effectively. Players will also find more space to work together and fulfill their individual roles

As a result, squads in Breakthrough 64 have a better opportunity to work together, to flank the enemy, place a spawn beacon, use their plus menu to attach suppressors, then clear, and hold a point – one squad helping turn the tide as an example. We believe that the move to 64 players will bring back the pacing that helps celebrate these moments of teamwork and PTFOing, and will be keeping a close eye on how our changes help to improve the experience ahead of the start of Season 1.

Further changes

  • Breakthrough 64 for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S now have set map sizes for specific maps:
    • Discarded, Manifest, Orbital, Kaleidoscope will play the 128 player version
    • Hourglass, Breakaway, Renewal will play the 64 player version

Soldier

  • The Compass now expands while in ADS to improve its readability

Specialists

Angel

  • Angel will no longer be able to grant Armor Plates via his Supply Bag

Boris

  • Spotting via the SG-36 Sentry Gun now highlights spotted players via a red dot, and spotted enemies are now also visible for friendlies
  • The SG-36 Sentry Gun will no longer track players behind walls
  • Overall damage and health for the SG-36 Sentry Gun has been lowered
    • RPM reduced from 450 -> 250
    • Start Damage 16 -> 10
    • End Damage 10 -> 7
    • Fall Off Damage Range 50 -> 40
    • Projectile Speed 960 m/s -> 500 m/s
    • Health 200 -> 150
    • Lock-on time increased by 0.3 seconds
    • Target Forget Time 2 -> 1.5 seconds
    • Target lock-on range 65 -> 50m
    • Reload Speed 5.2 -> 4.2 seconds

Dozer

  • Bashing with the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield while inside smoke should now always deal damage

Irish

  • Fortification System recharge rate reduced from 25 -> 20 seconds

Weapons

  • Update 0.4.0 introduced an unintended change to the behavior of some weapons via incorrect values on their damage tables. In this update we’re restoring performance to its intended design and you should feel an overall improvement to weapon performance
  • The impact of recoil affecting attachments has been lowered, while base weapon recoil has been improved to compensate. This means weapons without attachments now handle better
  • Bolt Action Sniper breath control now lasts a max of 5 seconds, with an added 5 second penalty if used entirely
  • Underbarrel Attachments no longer affect weapon deploy speed
  • Overall horizontal recoil for DMR’s has been reduced
  • Sidearms are now faster to deploy

AC42

  • Increased the AC42 distance damage dropoff at higher ranges

AK24

  • Removed the AK24 Semi Auto fire mode
  • Increased AK-24 Burst Mode rate of fire to 900RPM

NTW-50

  • Improved the NTW-50 effectiveness against vehicles
  • Added an additional damage multiple versus tank tracks

PKP-BP

  • Increased PKP-BP vertical recoil, and added a new horizontal recoil profile

SFAR-M GL

  • Improved the SFAR-M GL damage at short to medium range
    • Taking down an enemy now requires 5, instead of 4 bullets while at 20m
  • Decreased the SFAR-GL distance damage dropoff

SVK

  • Reduced SVK’s Horizontal recoil to make it easier to land follow-up shots
  • Increased the SVK distance damage dropoff past 40m
  • SVK’s High-Power Rounds damage lowered past 150m
    • Taking down an enemy now requires 3, instead of 2 bullets

Vehicles

  • Fixed a bug for no XP being rewarded when capturing an objective in a vehicle that wasn’t spawned via the Deploy Menu

Following the release of Update 0.4.0, we’re continuing to make balance adjustments to vehicle gameplay by updating the total number of vehicles that can be active at any time across maps in Conquest and Breakthrough.

Conquest 128:

  • Kaleidoscope – Reduced each teams light ground vehicle allocation by 1
  • Manifest – Reduced each teams light ground vehicle allocation by 1

Breakthrough 64:

  • Breakaway
    • Adjusted Sector 4 to reduce the Attackers number of Transport Air Vehicles by 1, and reduced the number of Heavy Ground Vehicles for Attackers and Defenders to 1
  • Manifest
    • Adjusted Sector 3 to remove the Defenders allocation of Transport Air Vehicles, and also reduced the number of Heavy Ground Vehicles for Attackers and Defenders by 1
  • Hourglass
    • Adjusted Sector 4 to reduce the Attackers and Defenders allocation of Heavy Ground Vehicles to 1, removed the Defending teams allocation of Transport and Combat Air Vehicles
  • Renewal:
    • Adjusted Sector 4 to reduce the Attackers and Defenders allocation of Heavy Ground Vehicles to 1
  • Orbital
    • Adjusted Sector 4 to reduce the Defenders allocation of Heavy Vehicles to 1

MAV

  • The MAV is now part of the Transport vehicle category

M5C Bolte

  • The M5C Bolte’s Missile Launcher no longer deals unintentional increased damage to air vehicles
  • The M5C Bolte is now part of the Armored vehicle category

For more, you can check out our review of Apex Legends Season 13 as well as how to play Apex Legends Mobile.

Source: DICE / EA

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