GTA Online’s Cayo Perico Heist is just around the corner and is set to be the biggest event in the game yet. We’re learning new details as it draws near, and now we know what the potential payout will be.
The Cayo Perico Heist is the latest and most highly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto Online event yet. Rockstar Games have boasted about it being “biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition” in the game so far, and we’re learning more about it with each announcement.
The event will be the first-ever map expansion in GTA Online. You’ll have to infiltrate a private island owned by a notorious drug dealer, and then steal a piece of evidence. We don’t know the exact heist requirements yet, but the new trailer makes it apparent that you’ll spend a lot of cash on a submarine.
Is it worth it to spend big in order to participate in the Cayo Perico Heist? Well, we may have found the overall payout that you’ll get for your investment, and it’s impressive.
How much is the Cayo Perico Heist payout?
The submarine is heavily armed, and will serve as a place for you and your crew to lay low while you plan your next move. The developers have confirmed that it will also contain a few more surprises that haven’t been revealed yet.
A huge investment like this is only considerable if the expected returns are high. The ever-reliable Tez2 pointed out a potential estimate of the Cayo Perico payout from the latest trailer.
One brief clip shows a screen display of the map’s layout. You can also spot the the cash value of the Madrazo files on the top right corner. They are worth $1.1 million, while the Secondary targets will net approximately $2.8 million.
This makes the total payout around $4 million. Since this will be the first GTA Online heist that you can attempt solo; you can keep all the profits by playing alone. However, your chances of successfully pulling this off will be much greater with a team.
This heist will be a big investment for sure, but it’s worth it to earn some serious cash. You’ll also gain access to various new vehicles and weapons, along with a sweet new submarine HQ. The Cayo Perico Heist arrives to GTA Online on December 16.
Image credits: Rockstar Games
All Battlefield 2042 Specialists: Classes, Gadgets, abilities, Traits
Here’s everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042’s new Specialist class system, and all of the confirmed Specialists.
Battlefield 2042 has changed up the traditional four-class system to have you play as Specialists, international soldiers with different gadgets and abilities. Here’s every Specialist arriving in Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 has swapped out the traditional class system to include Specialists who belong to one of four classes – Recon, Assault, Support, and Engineer.
While you can use any weapon with any Specialist, they each have different gadgets and abilities to make them specialize in certain situations.
The next iteration of Battlefield will launch with 10 Specialists to choose from, with more being added in each season’s Battle Pass. Ahead of Battlefield 2042’s launch, all ten Specialists have now been revealed.
Thanks to DICE, here’s every confirmed Specialist in Battlefield 2042 and their abilities.
Battlefield 2042 Recon Specialists
- Trait: Trojan Network
- Specialty: Cyber Warfare Suit
Navin Roa will be the perfect Specialist to sneak up on enemies and cause havoc in their objectives.
His Trojan Network Trait allows him to hack an enemy, killing them to reveal all nearby enemies. And he can also take control of enemy equipment and in-world, such as raising bollards from a distance to cut off enemy vehicles.
- Trait: Threat Perception
- Specialty: EMG-X Scanner
Although a Recon Specialist, South Korean Specialist Ji-Soon Paik will be especially effective for aggressive players.
Her Threat Perception Trait marks any enemy that damages her, so anyone playing as her will have full awareness amid battle.
And her EMG-X Scanner essentially acts as wallhacks, where nearby enemies are highlighted through walls. Depending on how much range this has, it could be an extremely powerful tool in the hands of a skilled player.
- Trait: Movement Sensor
- Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone
A Recon Specialist, Wikus “Casper” Van Daele, is a South African soldier best suited for players who like to take on the Scout role in their squad.
This Recon Specialist can use their Trait to detect nearby enemies with a Movement Sensor, where the screen flashes if an enemy gets too close. And for his Specialty, he deploys the OV-P Recon Drone.
Devs confirmed that the Drone will reveal enemy positions, disrupt electronics, and can be controlled manually or left on auto-pilot. It can also be used to “designate targets for lock-on weapons.”
Battlefield 2042 Assault Specialists
- Trait: Blast Resistant
- Specialty: SOB-8 Ballistic Shield
Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza will be the Specialist you want to lead an aggressive push, using his Ballistic Shield and explosive resistance to survive a ton of damage.
Dozer’s Blast Resistant Trait acts very similarly to E.O.D from Warzone, where he can survive much more explosive damage than the average soldier. And it doesn’t seem to affect him, so he can stay accurate at all times.
And the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield makes him the perfect point man, where he can sponge all incoming damage and be an excellent distraction for his squadmates. Also, it appears that he can still damage and kill enemies while using the Shield.
- Trait: Wingsuit
- Specialty: Smart Explosives
French Specialist Emma “Sundance” Rosier is the most mobile character in the game, being able to glide around the map.
Her Trait, the Wingsuit, has been used heavily in Battlefield 2042’s marketing and now we finally know how it works. Unique to Sundance, the Wingsuit allows her to stealthily fly across the map.
- Read more: Is Battlefield 2042 free to play?
And she’ll have much more lethal equipment at her disposal, as the Smart Explosives Speciality lets her switch between using Anti-Armor, EMP, and Scatter Grenades.
- Trait: Nimble
- Specialty: Grappling Hook
Webster Mackay is a Canadian Assault Specialist, perfect for flanking enemies and getting in their faces.
His Specialty uses a Grappling Hook to quickly navigate the massive maps. Hitting a surface will pull you towards the attach point, allowing for some nifty flanking maneuvers.
Mackay also features the Nimble Trait, which allows him to be a hard target by moving faster while aiming down the sight.
Battlefield 2042 Support Specialists
- Trait: Trauma Specialist
- Specialty: Loadout Crate
Romanian Specialist Constantin “Angel” Anghel will be the frontline medic of your squad, as he acts more like the Medics from previous Battlefield games.
And in more of the Support than Medic vein, Angel can drop a Loadout Crate that allows players to select another loadout without having to redeploy.
- Trait: Combat Surgeon
- Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol
Maria Falck is a German Specialist who will take on the medic role of your squad, quickly healing teammates and reviving them to full health.
She uses the S21 Syrette Pistol to heal herself and teammates from afar, and her Trait is the Combat Surgeon, which allows her to revive allies to full health. Also, if in a pinch, the Syrette Pistol will damage enemies.
Battlefield 2042 Engineer Specialists
- Trait: Sentry Operator
- Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun
As part of the Engineer category, Pytor “Boris” Guskovsky will be the heavy weapons expert of your squad, especially proficient at defending objectives.
Boris can deploy the SG-36 Sentry Gun as his Specialty, which auto-engages enemies and vehicles.
He has the Sentry Operator ability for his Trait, which boosts the Sentry’s efficiency when he stands near and “spots the enemy target when the Sentry Gun locks on to the enemy in question.” Be warned, though, the Sentry Gun can be EMP’d.
- Trait: Veteran
- Specialty: Fortification System
Kimble “Irish” Graves is the latest Battlefield 2042 Specialist to be revealed after featuring heavily in the Exodus short film. Irish was one of the main characters of Battlefield 4’s storyline and is now looking for revenge in 2042.
As another Engineer, Irish can use the Fortification System to place the “DCS Deployable Cover to protect from bullets and explosives, and the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel to take down explosive projectiles.”
And for his trait, Irish has Veteran. This allows him to provide armor “with additional bonuses from downed enemies.”
And those are all ten of the Specialists confirmed for Battlefield 2042’s launch!
You can also check out the best keybinds and settings for playing Battlefield 2042 on mouse and keyboard.
Image Credit: EA / DICE
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team rewards schedule: FUT Champions, Division Rivals & Squad Battles
Check out our full FIFA 22 Ultimate Team schedule of when FUT Champions, Division Rivals, and Squad Battles rewards are released.
There’s plenty of ways of earning packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, whether it’s in Squad Battles, Division Rivals, or FUT Champions. But every different mode drops its rewards on a different day. Here’s the schedule for each one.
Each different has its own schedule for handing out rewards, we break down each one below.
When are Squad Battle rewards released?
In FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, Squad Battle rewards drop in the early hours of Sunday morning every single week.
This is a change from the Sunday night / Monday morning schedule used since Squad Battles were first introduced.
The time that you can expect your hard-earned packs depends on where you live, so we’ve listed some of the most popular timezones below:
- North America: 12:05 AM PDT / 3:05 AM EDT
- UK: 9.05 AM BST
- Europe: 9:05 AM CEST / 10:05 AM EEST
EA cuts off the chance to earn points and move up a rank five minutes before rewards are released, so be sure to leave enough time to squeeze in a final game.
When are Division Rivals rewards released
Division Rivals rewards also work on a weekly schedule, releasing every Thursday just in time to make last-minute changes before the Weekend League.
Again, the times that the rewards appear in a player’s account varies based on country, so here they are by timezone:
- North America: 12:00 AM PDT / 3:00 AM EDT
- UK: 9:00 AM BST
- Europe: 9:00 AM CEST / 10:00 AM EEST
Here, packs and coins are dished out based on both a player’s rank and if they have achieved three or seven wins throughout the week.
When are FUT Champions rewards released?
FUT Champion Finals works slightly differently because players can claim their packs after they complete all 20 games, or after the Monday morning deadline if they have games leftover.
After the Weekend League opens on Friday morning, players are free to complete their 20 matches as quickly as they choose, and claim their rewards as soon as the final game ends.
Alternatively, if someone chooses not to complete all 20 matches, they can get rewards for whichever rank they are after the mode closes on Monday.
Once again, this cut-off point varies across different countries, here it is by timezone:
- North America: 2 AM PDT / 5 AM EDT
- UK: 11 AM BST
- Europe: 11 AM CEST / 12 PM EEST
Will these times change?
As time zones change throughout the year, EA tweaks the schedule to reflect the difference in time.
In the case of each different country, the time that rewards are released moves forward or back to match the changed time.
For example, when the UK converts to GMT and clocks go back by one hour, all rewards will drop an hour earlier than before.
That is everything you need to know on when the rewards for each FIFA 22 Ultimate Team mode will be released.
Image credits: EA
Battlefield 2042’s five final Specialists revealed
The five final Specialists for Battlefield 2042 have been officially revealed, so here’s every new character and their abilities.
Battlefield 2042 will feature 10 unique Specialists at launch, and DICE have officially revealed the final five who boast a range of powerful Gadgets and Traits.
After months of waiting, we’re now only weeks away from experiencing Battlefield 2042 in all its glory. All three game modes, All-Out Warfare, Portal, and Hazard Zone, have now been revealed, so it was only the five final Specialists left for us to see.
These five Specialists have now been showcased in a new gameplay trailer, showing off their abilities and some of the unseen maps.
Navin Roa – Recon
Navin Roa is an Indian Specialist who falls under the Recon class. His Trojan Network Trait allows him to hack nearby enemies, revealing all nearby enemies. This would be the perfect class for sneaking into enemy territory, provided you’re stealthy enough.
His Cyber Warfare Suit Specialty allows him to hack enemy equipment and in-world objects. In the trailer, we see him hack a control panel from a distance, putting up bollards and blocking an enemy car.
Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza – Assault
Mexican Specialist Dozer is sure to be a powerful force on the battlefield, carrying an SOB-8 Ballistic Shield as his Speciality. This protects the Assault Specialist from all incoming projectiles, and we even see him kill an enemy with some sort of weapon through the shield.
For his Trait, he essentially has the E.O.D Perk from Warzone, where the Blast Resistant ability reduces explosive damage and allows him to recover quicker.
Emma “Sundance” Rosier – Assault
Wingsuits have been featured heavily in Battlefield 2042’s promotional material, and we now know that it’s attached to Emma “Sundance” Rosier. The Wingsuit acts as her Trait, where she can stealthily fly long distances.
- Read more: Is Battlefield 2042 free to play?
And her Smart Explosives Speciality allows her to switch between Anti-Armor, EMP, and Scatter Grenades.
Ji-Soo Paik – Recon
Another Recon Specialist, Ji-Soo automatically spots enemies who damage her through her Threat Perception Trait. You better take this South Korean Specialist fast, because she’ll know exactly where you are.
And for her Speciality, she essentially has wallhacks. The EMG-X Scanner highlights enemies through walls, so she is sure to be one of the best Specialists.
Constantin “Angel” Anghel – Support
Following Battlefield 2042’s Beta, there were several complaints that reviving was too slow, and players called for the old system to return. Romanian Specialist Angel appears to be the fix for this problem.
With his Trauma Specialist Trait, he almost instantly revives fallen teammates and restores their armor. And his Loadout Crate Speciality allows players to change their loadout at any point during a round.
Battlefield 2042 final Specialists trailer
Below, you can check out the Battlefield 2042 trailer showcasing all of the final five Specialists and their abilities. This also gives us a much more in-depth look at some of the maps we are yet to play on, such as Kaleidoscope and Hourglass.
And those are the final five Specialists coming to Battlefield 2042 in November!
Image Credit: DICE / EA
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