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Fall Guys creators purchased by Epic Games with plans to add cross-play

Epic Games have announced their acquisition of Tonic Games Group, the makers of Fall Guys, with plans to add cross-play in the future.

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Epic Games have purchased Tonic Games Group, the makers of Fall Guys. They plan to expand the game in the future, including adding cross-play with all platforms.

Fall Guys was massively popular when it was released in 2020, attracting multiple top streamers and millions of new players. After a few months of playing, gamers seemed to largely move on from the game show-style battle royale, and onto other party games like Among Us.

The game still has a strong following and remains a welcome break from competitive gaming. Now, the developers of Fall Guys, Tonic Games Group, have joined the ranks of Fortnite and Rocket League after being purchased by Epic Games.

The announcement came on May 2 in a press release from Epic. “At Tonic Games Group we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was made for them.’” said Dave Bailey, Tonic Games CEO. “With Epic, we feel like we have found a home that was made for us. They share our mission to build and support games that have a positive impact, empower others and stand the test of time and we couldn’t be more excited to be joining forces with their team.”

Fall Guys purchased by Epic Games

Fall Guys cross-play

Fall Guys suffered from a few issues when it first came out. The first was the $30 pricetag, which was a bit hefty for a party game such as Fall Guys. If Epic’s decision to make Rocket Legue free-to-play is any indecation, then we might see the same with Fall Guys.

The other problem was the lack of cross-play, which we now know will change after the Epic Games acquisition. Epic announced that they will bring cross-play to Fall Guys in the future, although we’re not sure as to when.

Epic will also help bring the game to Xbox and Nintendo Switch – two platforms that missed out on the Fall Guys craze of 2020. We expect this to be the first item on the team’s to-do list.

Fall Guys purchased by Epic Games

Fall Guys is still a fun and exciting game. A lot of gamers lost interest after the lack of updates, new modes, and innovation. Tonic Games may not have had the resources to properly support such a popular game, but Epic Games do.

We’re excited to see what this acquisition means for Fall Guys, outside of those we’ve already listed. We heard about Fortnite skins coming to Fall Guys in the future, and this announcement probably means that they’re coming soon.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Sony, Tonic Games Group

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

How to unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock the fan-favorite Ballistic Knife during Season 3.

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Players who want to score some highlight-worthy kills when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 3 will want to unlock the Ballistic Knife.

The Ballistic Knife is a fan-favorite weapon that was first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops and quickly became known for providing the opportunity for players to put together some impressive highlights.

Now, Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock this new weapon during Season 3, and we have everything you need to know to do so covered for you.

Unlock Ballistic Knife Cold War Warzone Season 3

How to Unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

You will find that two different challenges can be completed to add this weapon to your inventory. One of these challenges must be completed when you are either playing Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.

This challenge tasks players with getting a One Shot, One Kill medal, and a melee kill in the same life in 15 different matches.

The start of Season 3 for Cold War saw this weapon become available for players to earn immediately. However, it will not be available for players to earn in Warzone until mid-season.

Unlock Ballistic Knife Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3

It is important to remember that you must complete the match you are playing for progress towards this unlock challenge to count. All progress will get lost if you do not finish the match.

Zombie players can acquire this weapon by killing a total of 300 enemies while using a Special or Melee weapon. However, the Special or Melee weapon must be Epic or Legendary quality.

The community also can get two other new weapons during this new period of content besides the Ballistic Knife when they unlock the PPSH submachine gun and the Swiss K31 sniper rifle. The best loadout for the PPSH and Swiss K31 will pair perfectly with the Ballistic Knife and allow for some impressive performances by players.

For more on Call of Duty, check out the fastest way to level up this season’s Battle Pass and stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision/Treyarch

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Apex Legends

Best FOV Setting for Apex Legends

Apex Legends has a variety of settings which can enhance experience, FOV is one of these options but what’s the best number to have it at?

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Apex Legends has a variety of settings for players to customize the experience to their liking completely. This is great, especially when it comes to FOV, as even console players can change this setting to give them the best advantage possible.

Apex Legends developers, Respawn Entertainment, are known for their great communication with the players, implementing requested changes, and even settings.

Unlike many other games, most Apex Legends settings that we see on PC are also on consoles, allowing controller players a wide variety of options to compete with those on more powerful hardware systems. For those unaware, this also goes for FOV, which could be a game-changer for your experience in Apex Legends if you haven’t customized it yet.

Apex Legends FOV best setting

What is FOV?

FOV stands for field of view, which is essentially the size of the viewing angle on the screen. If this setting is higher, it will allow for a bigger viewing angle, letting players see more around them. If this setting is lower, it will decrease the viewing angle.

The default FOV on Apex Legends is set to 70, which to most experienced players is extremely low. The setting goes all the way up to 110.

What Apex Legends FOV setting is best?

Depending on your setup, the sweet spot or best FOV seems to be between 96 and 104. If you play on a bigger TV, you’re going to want to have your FOV on the higher end of the scale, as the bigger screen will allow you to still see up to longer ranges even with a higher FOV.

Of course, like all settings, it’s completely up to preference and your set up. However, one obvious thing is anything under 70 FOV is a huge disadvantage, as it will completely limit your ability to read what’s going on around you.

Apex Legends Best FOV

A high FOV on a smaller screen or monitor may distort your viewing and prevent you from seeing things at longer ranges, so in this case, you may want to keep your FOV in the 90s.

Ultimately, having your FOV between 90-104 will put you at an advantage over those with the default or lower, as you will be able to see more on the screen and react much quicker to situations. Lower FOV’s can feel too zoomed in and restricted, but FOV’s that are too high can feel too distant, so find what works best for you.

After setting a new, higher FOV, you may also want to play around with your sensitivity and increase that, too, as these settings scale, and a higher FOV might make your original sensitivity feel too slow.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our guide on 3 ways Respawn Entertainment can improve the game and stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Where to find all safe locations in Fortnite Season 6

Here’s where you can find all of the safe locations on the Fortnite Island for the Epic Quest in Chapter 2, Season 6 Week 6 to earn some nice rewards for your troubles.

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You can find and open various safes around Fortnite Island to obtain some Gold Bars, and one of the Season 6 Week 6 Epic Quests requires you to open three. Here’s how you can find these locations on the map.

You can tackle the Fortnite Season 6 Week 6 challenges for the opportunity to earn a bunch of extra XP. This can help you unlock some impressive new cosmetics while progressing through the Season 6 Battle Pass.

One of this week’s Epic Quests requires you to find and open three safes on Fortnite Island. We’ve decided to make things a bit easier for you by putting together all the safe locations in the battle royale.

Fortnite Season 6 Safe Locations

All safe locations in Fortnite Season 6

The good news is that you can find safes when visiting most POIs in Fortnite Season 6. Some of these areas have more safes than others, so you’ll want to look around in the more heavily populated ones.

Since the challenge only requires you to find and open three of them, you’ll want to visit one of the areas with the highest number of safes in them. These are Sweaty Sands, Craggy Cliffs, Dirty Docks, Holly Hedges, The Spire, and Pleasant Park.

You can take a look at all the safe locations in Fortnite Season 6 on the map below:

Fortnite Safe Locations Season 6 Map

You’ll be able to complete this Epic Quest much quicker by visiting Sweaty Sands since it has a total of seven safes for you to open. Even if a few enemies come here for the same purpose, you’ll still find enough safes to open on your own.

You can take a look at the location of each safe within Sweaty Sands on the Fortnite map below:

Fortnite Safe Locations Season 6

There’s another safe hidden inside the building at the end of the pier, so you can visit that as well. Like with other Epic Quests, completing this challenge will award you 24,000 XP.

You can try completing the rest of the Epic Quests if you want to progress through the Battle Pass faster. There’s also a Legendary Quest available for a limited time period, so be sure to hop to it.

Image Credits: Epic Games / fortnite.gg

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