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Best weapons to use in GTA Online

You need to carry the best weapons in your GTA Online arsenal for missions and PvP, so here’s the best guns you can run.

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While playing Grand Theft Auto Online, you need the best weapons for any situation, so we’ve compiled the best weapons you can use in Los Santos.

Whether playing against other players, or AI in missions, you need a weapon for all situations. Whether you’re doing the Survival Mode or just need some cool gadgets to buy, we’ve put together the best weapons you can include in your GTA Online arsenal, so you’re ready no matter what Los Santos throws at you.

Here are GTA Online’s best weapons and how to unlock them.

GTA Online best weapons, how to buy & cost

AP Pistol

gta online ap pistol

The AP, or Armor-Piercing, Pistol is by the far the best and most versatile weapon you can run in GTA Online. Unlocked at only Level 33, you can purchase this fully-automatic pistol from Ammu-Nation for $5,000.

It’s perfect for getting up-close and personal with your foes, or for pulling off a successful drive-by in true Grand Theft Auto style. No matter your playstyle, the AP Pistol will be essential in your arsenal.

Special Carbine Mk II

gta online special carbine mk ii

For dealing damage at a medium distance, there’s no better option than the Special Carbine Mk II. This fully-automatic rifle can be fitted with a variety of different modifications to improve its performance.

To unlock the Special Carbine Mk II, you’ll need to bring the base Special Carbine to the Weapon Workshop and spend $135,000 to upgrade it. The Mk II has a slightly higher damage profile, making it that little bit better than the base Special Carbine.

This upgraded version of the Special Carbine is easy to control and will be able to easily drop targets at almost any distance.

Assault Shotgun

gta online assault shotgun

If you’re looking for a weapon that decimates at close range, the Assault Shotgun is the weapon for you. This automatic shotgun will effortlessly tear through any enemy up-close.

You can unlock the Assault Shotgun at Level 37 and will set you back only $10,000. It’s especially suited for the indoor combat you’ll often find yourself in during missions, but it will also destroy other players in PvP.

No matter what weapon it comes up against in close-quarters combat, the Assault Shotgun will win.

Heavy Sniper Mk II

While the Assault Shotgun dominates up-close, The Heavy Sniper Mk II will be able to pick-off targets at range with ease.

gta online heavy sniper mk ii

You’ll need to spend some time in GTA Online to unlock this weapon. You need to hit Level 90 to unlock the base version, then spend $165,375 at the weapon workshop to upgrade it to Mk II. While the regular Heavy Sniper does 216 damage, upgrading it will increase its damage to 230 without affecting its fire rate.

The Mk II is still not capable of eliminating a player in one shot to the chest, but aim for the head and you’ll have no problem taking people out no matter how far away they are.

Sticky Bombs

Sticky Bombs can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $600 each, after reaching Level 19, and you should absolutely invest in them.

Aside from the fact that they are handy and convenient to use, they’re just so much fun! Throw them into the road to obliterate an oncoming player, use them to create chaos, and use humans as dartboards.

Railgun

This energy-firing weapon of mass destruction is worth it for appearance alone. Something that looks like it’s been stripped from an alien spaceship, the Railgun can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $250,000 after completing the Minor Turbulence mission in GTA 5.

A punishing weapon if you’re not accurate, but a deadly open if you stay on target. It can annihilate an unarmored vehicle in one go and is a classically crazy weapon to own in GTA.


There are a ton of different weapon options in GTA Online, but using these will help you spend your money wisely so you get the most bang for your buck.

Also, check out how to claim free GTA Online Prime Gaming Rewards in July 2021.

Image Credit: Rockstar Games / GTA Wiki

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Halloween Event: Skins, start date & LTM

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event, including the start date and all the new skins that players can obtain.

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Respawn Entertainment is planning an Apex Legends Halloween event that will bring cosmetics, skins, and LTMs to the battle royale. Here’s everything we know about this holiday event.

Apex Legends Season 10 brought plenty of changes for fans to enjoy, and the recent Evolution Collection Event added more fun content to the battle royale.

Now, players are looking forward to the next big in-game event, and Respawn have some big plans for Halloween. The upcoming Halloween event will bring new skins, cosmetics, and an LTM.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event.

Apex Legends Halloween event start date

Apex Legends Halloween skin

At the time of writing, the developers have yet to confirm the official start time for the Halloween event, but we know that it will take place after the Monsters event that’s set to begin on October 12, according to leakers.

The event might take place on the same date as the Fight or Fright Halloween event from 2020. Meaning that we expect the festivities to begin around October 22, 2021.

Respawn tend to host these events, and they’re usually set in the last week of October. Hopefully, the developers will announce the official start date soon enough.

All Apex Legends Halloween Event skins & cosmetics

Apex Legends roster

This Halloween event will probably bring back a few classic skins that we’ve seen before, and there will also be some leaks are suggesting that there will be new monster-themed cosmetics available at the event.

Notable Apex Legends data miner Garretleaks leaked many of the Monster skins along with a set of spooky holosprays. Many of these are expected to drop early on during the event.

Bloodhound Monster skin

Caustic Monster skin

Horizon Monster skin

Loba Monster Skin

Seer Monster skin

Revenant Monster skin

Valkyrie Monster skin

Is there an Apex Legends Halloween Event LTM?

Apex Legends Halloween event

According to data miner Shrugtal, the Shadow Royale LTM will return Apex Legends for the Halloween-themed event. It’s reportedly set to begin on October 26, but the devs haven’t confirmed this.

This LTM turns eliminated players into Shadows that are capable of wall-running and double jumping. Respawn might make a few changes to the fan-favorite mode this time around.

That covers everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event. For more Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Apex Legends Season 11 will begin.

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FIFA 22

All FIFA 22 Women’s Teams & top player ratings

The FIFA 22 ratings are gradually being revealed, and EA has given fans their first the look best Women’s Players in this year’s game.

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EA has steadily been revealing the best-rated players heading into FIFA 22, triggering plenty of heated debates among fans. Now, the publisher has unveiled the 22 best Women’s Players in this year’s game.

The FIFA 22 ratings reveal is underway, and EA has been slowly showing off the biggest superstars in this year’s edition. These stats are always a surefire way to get fans talking, with the downgrade to Cristiano Ronaldo being a major topic of discussion this time around.

Although they’re unfortunately unavailable in Ultimate Team, FIFA also has the option to play as Women’s International Teams, with all of the best female footballers on display. Here are the best rated in FIFA 22 according to EA’s Ratings Database.

Women's teams shaking hands in FIFA

FIFA 22 top Women’s Players ratings

The popularity of the women’s game has grown significantly over the course of the last few years, and EA has reflected this by adding licensed players into FIFA in recent games.

FIFA 22 is no exception, with many of the stars who lit up the 2019 World Cup playable in-game once again in a separate mode.

More ratings will be available after the game’s launch on October 1, so be sure to check back here for updates.

Here are the top 22 Women’s Players coming to FIFA 22:

RankingPlayer NameNationalityRating
#1Vivianne MiedemaNetherlands92
#2Lucy BronzeEngland92
#3Wendie RenardFrance92
#4Samantha KerrAustralia91
#5Amandine HenryFrance90
#6Dzsenifer MarozsanGermany90
#7Caroline Graham HansenNorway90
#8Tobin HeathUSA90
#9Megan RapinoeUSA90
#10Alex MorganUSA90
#11Julie ErtzUSA89
#12Eugenie Le SommerFrance89
#13Lieke MartensNetherlands89
#14Christine SinclairCanada89
#15Fran KirbyEngland88
#16Alexandra PoppGermany88
#17Becky SauerbrunnUSA88
#18Jenni HermosoSpain87
#19Amel MajriFrance87
#20Kim LittleScotland87
#21Lindsey HoranUSA87
#22Sara DabritzGermany87

FIFA 22 Women’s Teams

Despite the ever-growing size of Women’s Football, there remains a surprisingly limited amount of playable all-female teams in FIFA.

International teams were first added back in FIFA 16, but since then the likes of the Women’s Premier League or any other club teams have remained absent.

Women's footballer in FIFA stadium.

Sadly, this is still the case in FIFA 22. Only national teams are being represented in-game once again, although there have been a handful of changes.

Japan has been removed from the roster, while Brazil with official kits and badges, but no licensed players. Portugal and Belgium are the two new additions.

See the full list of Women’s Teams in FIFA 22 here:

  • Australia
  • Brazil (generic players)
  • Canada
  • China PR
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United States

That was everything we know about the women’s portion of FIFA 22, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for fresh updates when the game is launched in October.

For more on FIFA 22, check out the Icons confirmed in Ultimate Team and our guide on how to use the Web App.

Image credits: EA

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Battlefield

Battlefield 2042: Release date, Portal mode, multiplayer, Beta, Specialists, Exodus film

Battlefield 2042 will release in 2021, and here’s everything we know about EA and DICE’s title including setting, date, gameplay, and leaks.

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Battlefield 2042 is edging ever-closer, and we have everything you need to know about EA and DICE’s next entry into the legendary franchise, including release date, the game’s story, Open Beta details, Portal mode, and a lot more.

The franchise has remained pretty quiet since the release of Battlefield V back in 2018, but it remains one of the most popular FPS titles on the market. The series acts as the perfect alternative to the close-quarters combat of Call of Duty, bringing massive battles fought across vast locations throughout history.

After the disappointing reception to the Firestorm battle royale mode, EA and DICE decided to go back to the drawing board and try to rethink the different aspects of what makes BF so successful.

Finally, Battlefield 2042 was officially announced on June 9, 2021, giving us a look at some major things coming to PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4 & PS5 later this year.

Battlefield 2042 release date

Battlefield 2042 tank and players

Although DICE had originally announced an October release date for Battlefield 2042, they confirmed on September 15 that it had been delayed. The release date for Battlefield 2042 is now Friday, November 19, 2021.

Players who buy the Gold or Ultimate editions of Battlefield 2042 will be able to play a week earlier on Friday, November 12.

battlefield 2042 editions

Originally, the developers had said we could expect a Holiday 2021 release, leading many to think it would be late November when it would launch, which is now a reality.

Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer

How to play the Battlefield 2042 Beta

Eager players itching to get their hands on Battlefield 2042 won’t have to wait as long as EA has announced that an Open Beta will be taking place.

It was originally said to release in September but is now expected to arrive in late September or October. With the announcement that 2042 has been delayed, Adam Freeman, DICE’s Lead Community Manager said that “New dates for the Open Beta will be shared later this month [September].”

There’s no word yet on how gamers will be able to access it and download it, but we will update you once we know more.

There will also be a Closed Beta for players that pre-ordered their copy of Battlefield 2042. This will likely be a few days before the Open Beta, and will further help to iron out the game’s kinks.

Battlefield 2042 anti-cheat

Given how much notoriety there has been surroundings other games such as Warzone when it comes to cheating and hacking, the term “anti-cheat” has become a big topic.

Activision is just finally adding anti-cheat to Warzone after a long time of fans and players desperately asking for it. A leak from industry insider Tom Henderson has confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will have anti-cheat, and it will be using the same one as Apex Legends and Fortnite – Easy Anticheat.

Battlefield 2042 storyline

As you have probably guessed from the title, Battlefield 2042 is set in the future, with the world on the brink. Food, energy, and clean water are in short supply, and failed nations have created “the greatest refugee crisis in human history.”

Battlefield 2042 Support specialist

With the United States and Russia at war, Non-Patriated, or No-Pat Specialists join both sides, “not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world.”

Of course, the game is set to be full of high-tech guns and gadgets. One of these futuristic weapons is the combat robot dog that Henderson had leaked. These are in use by the military today, but will perhaps be even more powerful in the near future setting of Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 robot dog

Battlefield 2042 Exodus Film

On August 12, the official Battlefield YouTube channel finally dropped its promised “Exodus” short film to set the scene for the game’s story.

You can check out the full battlefield 2042 Exodus film below.

It saw the return of Irish from Battlefield 4, and throughout its 9 minutes and 6 second duration kept the action tense and exciting.

Battlefield 2042 Portal mode

battlefield portal art

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Battlefield 2042 was the unnamed [REDACTED] game mode. Whereas some of the other modes were revealed and described, EA decided to be a bit more secretive about one of the game’s modes.

At EA Play 2021 on July 22, the world was treated to the official unveiling of Battlefield 2042’s Battlefield Portal mode.

A combination of previous Battlefield games, Portal looks set to offer the franchise’s most ambitious and frantic game mode ever!

Battlefield Portal El Alamein map gameplay

It will feature the following:

  • Content from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 2042
  • You can play ‘Official Experiences’ or ‘Community Experiences’
  • Confirmed maps: Battle of the Bulge (BF 1942), El Alamein (BF 1942), Arica Harbor (Bad Company 2), Valparaiso (Bad Company 2), Caspian Border (Battlefield 3), Noshahr Canals (Battlefield 3), and BF 2042 maps
  • Numerous weapons and gadgets from the mentioned games
  • Over 40 classic vehicles from the respective time periods
  • Custom game mode builder

Battlefield Portal looks like it has the potential to be one of the most fun modes the series has ever created.

Battlefield 2042 other multiplayer modes & Specialists: All-Out Warfare & Hazard Zone

different game modes that will be in Battlefield 2042

Multiplayer is the focus of Battlefield 2042, with three modes launching with the game in October, and more content to be added down the line.

All-Out Warfare

All Out Warfare is classic Battlefield described on the official website as, “The next generation of fan-favorites Conquest and Breakthrough features the largest Battlefield maps ever and up to 128 players. Experience the intensity of all-out warfare on maps filled with dynamic weather and spectacular world events.”

Hazard Zone

Hazard Zone is fixated on providing a proper squad-based game mode, and the full description of the mode says, “An all-new, high-stakes, squad-based game type that is a modern take on the multiplayer experience. Hazard Zone is distinctly Battlefield, but very different from the modes of All-Out Warfare.”

Leaks have indicated that it will be a mix of Hunt Showdown and Escape from Tarkov, and could be free to play.

Specialists

For the first time, Battlefield 2042 introduces Specialists, who each come with their own skills, traits, and abilities – like Rainbow Six Siege. There will be 10 at launch, with EA and DICE set to add a new Specialist every season.

Battlefield 2042 Guns & Attachment Plus System

bf 2042 attachment plus system

A highlight of playing a new FPS game is getting to try out all the new weapons the devs have built from the ground up.

Battlefield 2042 is set to feature an extensive selection of firearms to try out, and we have many of them below.

Here are all of Battlefield 2042’s guns that we know of so far:

Assault Rifles

  • M5A3 (MCX Spear)
  • AK24 (AK12)
  • 4v9 (DDM4V7)
  • SCAR-H

LMGs

  • PKP Pecheneg
  • LCMG (KAC LAMG)

Handguns

  • G57 (Glock 19)
  • M44 (Taurus M44)

Launchers

  • Carl Gustaf M4
  • FN40GL

Marksman Rifles

  • Chukavin SVCh
  • DSR-1
  • TG-24 (Sako TRG)

Shotguns

  • Remington 870

SMGs

  • PBX-9 (LWRC SMG 45)
  • K30 (KRISS Vector)

As well as an extensive armory of weapons to try out, players will also be able to take advantage of Battlefield 2042’s new attachments system.

It will allow players to swap out attachments for their gun on the fly, meaning you could be mid-battle, and change up the optic you want for your AR.

Battlefield 2042 Vehicles

attack helicopter in bf 2042

But what’s the need for weapons when you can commandeer one of the game’s many big, cool vehicles!

Featuring destructive attack helicopters, bulldozing tanks, and a lot more, Battlefield 2042 has all the tools to fit the situation.

These are the vehicles that have been outed for BF 2042 so far:

  • AH640GX Apache Warchief Attack Helicopter
  • E6-JGR Recon
  • F-35E Panther Jet
  • Futuristic Three-Wheeled Auto Rickshaw
  • Hovercraft
  • M1A5 Tank
  • MD540 Nightbird Helicopter
  • MV38-Condor
  • Quad Bike / ATV
  • SU-57 Elon Jet
  • T28 Tank

Is Battlefield 2042 cross-plaftorm?

battlefield 2042 vehicle gameplay

DICE has confirmed that yes, Battlefield 2042 will feature cross-play and cross-progression! In a briefing on July 14, DICE revealed that they are working on a cross-play system, which will be tested later in Summer.

The following systems will be able to matchmake together: 

  • PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 consoles 
    • PC and console can opt-out from playing together 
  • Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles 

Battlefield 2042 will also feature cross-progression, allowing you to keep your progress and purchases when switching systems. The example they gave was that a player could switch from PS4 to PC and keep everything they unlocked, and vice versa.

Will Battlefield 2042 have a battle royale?

The appetite for a battle royale is certainly there, with popular streamer Dr Disrespect clearly excited by the prospect, but unfortunately, EA and DICE have confirmed that Battlefield 2042 does not have a battle royale at launch.

Whether they will add one further down the line remains to be seen, but for now, we’ll have to wait and see if any further announcements are made.

Battlefield 5 Firestorm

Will Battlefield 6 be on PS4 and Xbox One?

Yes! In an investor earnings call on May 11, EA boss Andrew Wilson said that “Battlefield will be available for both current-gen and next-gen.”

After DICE said the game will be “brought to life” with the “power” of next-gen consoles, many presumed that the game would only release on the Xbox Series X|S and PS5, but we now know this is no longer the case.

Playing on a last-gen console does come at a cost though, as EA and DICE have confirmed that players on Xbox One and PS4 will play in smaller lobbies and on scaled-back versions of the maps. However, it will still feature the same classes, gadgets, and game-changing weather effects.

To be clear, the game will drop on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Kaleidoscope in Battlefield 2042

That’s everything we know about Battlefield 2042! Once the official reveal happens in June, we’ll be bound to know more about the next installment of the shooter franchise.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and follow @BravoINTEL on Twitter for all Battlefield 2042 updates.

Image Credits: DICE / EA

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