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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

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Best FIFA 22 camera settings for Ultimate Team

Here are the best FIFA 22 camera settings you can try out to give yourself an edge over your opponents.

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Stadium in FIFA 22

When playing a game of FIFA, the camera can give you an advantage over your opponents, so here are the best camera settings that you can utilize in FIFA 22.

Players have been enjoying FIFA 22 for months now, and we’ve had plenty of time to try out some of the best skill moves, players, and goalkeepers in this year’s Ultimate Team.

If you just can’t seem to feel comfortable with the default camera settings, you have the option of giving yourself a slight edge over your opponents by changing it. If you’re looking for a competitive edge, then check out our best camera settings in FIFA 22.

Best FIFA 22 camera settings

FIFA 22 stadium

When you first launch FIFA 22, the game’s cameras will be set to the EA Sports GameCam. While this gives you the same standard view as other players, you can try tipping the odds in your favor.

Here are the options that we recommend :

  1. Launch FIFA 22
  2. Visit the Options menu
  3. Select the “Camera” tab
  4. Switch both Single Player and Multiplayer Cameras to ‘Tele Broadcast’ 
  5. Set ‘Camera Height’ to anything between 10 to 17
  6. Set ‘Camera Zoom’ to zero
Mbappe controlling a ball in FIFA 22

Switching both the Single Player Camera and Multiplayer Camera to the ‘Tele Broadcast’ option will provide you with a better look at the pitch, and the camera height lets you see the field better as well.

Once your overall display has been improved, you can alter the Camera Height and Camera Zoom settings. You can try adjusting these however you’d like until you’re satisfied with the camera settings.

For more FIFA 22, take a look at our guide to the best wingers in FUT, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more breaking news.

Image credits: EA

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Fortnite 19.10 update early patch notes: Downtime, bug fixes & Tilted Towers returns

Fortnite’s next major update is expected to bring back a fan-favorite POI, so here’s everything you need to know about the 19.10 update.

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Tilted Towers in Fortnite

Fortnite is about to receive its first major update of 2022 which is set to bring the high-anticipated return of Tilted Towers, as well as major bug fixes.

We’re now well into Fortnite Chapter 3, which brought Battlefield 2042-inspired tornadoes and even more major characters from the world of pop culture such as Spider-Man and Boba Fett.

But the crossovers aren’t everything you should be excited about, as the fan-favorite Tilted Towers POI is set to make a return in the 19.10 update.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite Chapter 3’s 19.10 update, including its major bug fixes and downtime.

Fortnite 19.10 update server downtime

Tornado in Fortnite Chapter 3

Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite will enter downtime on January 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT, with matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

You won’t be able to play or launch the game during this downtime but once it’s over, you’ll be able to drop in and see everything Fortnite’s 19.10 update has brought.

Tilted Towers returns in Fortnite 19.20 update

Fortnite Tilted Towers POI

Fortnite shifted to a brand-new map with Chapter 3 and eagle-eyed players spotted a familiar POI under the ice – Tilted Towers.

Tilted Towers was a fan-favorite location from Chapter 1, offering the perfect action-packed drop spot for high kill games. A version of it returned in Chapter 2 with Salty Towers but players expect Chapter 3’s to be the real deal.

Epic Games teased Tilted’s return by tweeting “one more sleep” along with a city skyline emoji on January 17, 2022. We’ll just need to wait and see what Epic has in store for Tilted’s return.

Fortnite 19.10 update bug fixes

Foundation statue in Fortnite Chapter 3 map

Fortnite’s 19.10 update is also expected to bring major bug fixes, so are all of the Fornite issues confirmed to be fixed in the next game update.

Battle Royale

  • Weekly Challenge: Collect Telescope Parts Issue – the Quest will be auto-completed for all players
  • “Network Connection Lost” error when trying to join match as a spectator
  • Some Outfits experience a dip in framerate and bright light when equipping Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters
  • Progress for Some Cosmetic Challenge Bundles Not Visible
  • Healing while in tent is disabled
  • Daily Quests Don’t Appear If Another Mode Was Last Played

Creative

  • Crash Pads do not visually look correct

Save the World

  • Vacuum Tube Bow is not causing chain lighting effect

Switch & Mobile

  • The Storm is not as dense and is more transparent on Nintendo Switch

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out everything we know about a leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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Halo Infinite leak reveals 5 new maps coming soon

A Halo Infinite leaker has discovered five upcoming maps in the game’s files, giving us our first look at possible additions to the game.

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A new leak for Halo Infinite claims that players will have plenty of new arenas to compete in, with five multiplayer maps allegedly on the way.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer dropped to widespread acclaim back in November 2021, with 10 maps included for players to battle on.

While the majority of Infinite’s maps are fun, players have still been asking for more to be added. Specifically looking for classic multiplayer maps to make a return to the game, although 343 have already stated they won’t be adding exact replicas of previous arenas.

Unfortunately, a new leak from January 14 doesn’t include any fan favorites from yesteryear but does claim that five new maps are on the way in the not too distant future.

Halo Infinite Aquarius map

In a tweet on January 13, ‘leaks_infinite‘ shared in-progress pictures of five new maps, along with their names. According to the leaker, Cataract, Forbidden, Beltway, Solitude, and Bath Salts are headed to the game, although some think the latter is actually called Basalts.

The images show the maps in early development, which means they don’t look like anything you would expect to see in the game.

Using existing in-game assets to give a general idea of shape and layout, we can catch our first glimpse at upcoming Halo Infinite maps.

According to one Twitter user, these images show the maps in the “blockout phase,” which is when devs create a basic layout of the map using low-poly assets. The maps certainly look interesting, with one featuring train tracks, and another inside what looks like caves.

Of course, just because these images have been found, that doesn’t mean we’ll definitely see them in the game. Developers often add assets that never see the light of day, so just keep that in mind.

In the meantime, make sure you’re giving yourself the upper hand over enemies by using our guide to the best Halo Infinite controller settings, and get some free gear with Game Pass rewards.

Image Credits: 343 Industries

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