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GTA Online January 7 Update: Paragon R, Prime Gaming Rewards & 3x GTA$

The first GTA Online update of 2021 is here, adding the Paragon R Sportscar as a podium vehicle, big Prime Gaming rewards & huge discounts.

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GTA Online is off to a hot start in 2021 as the Paragon R is this week’s podium vehicle. There are also some very cool Prime Gaming Rewards for you to unlock, plus your usual range of sizable discounts too.

We all hope you had a terrific new year and hopefully 2021 will all bring us more joy. Rockstar has tried to kickstart this with a new update for GTA Online.

Thanks to our usual GTA Online leaker TezFunz2, these are all the changes that come with the January 7 update.

GTA Online January 7 patch notes

GTA Online Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward

Diamond Casino & Resort is continuing its seemingly endless generosity by offering up a new vehicle for you to earn for free this week. The Lucky Wheel’s new prize is the Paragon R sportscar.

The Paragon R is worth $905,000 and here’s the official description of the vehicle:

This is it. Wrap it up, folks. Thanks to Enus, humanity’s quest to design the perfect grand tourer is finally over. It took generations of privately educated stiff upper lips, all prepared to dig deep into bottomless wells of lazy entitlement – but credit where it’s due. The Brits cracked the code. This is the kind of self-assurance that can’t be earned. It can only be bought.

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3x GTA$ & RP GTA Online Rewards & Races

This week brings back 3x GTA$ & RP on specific events, namely Air Races and Motor Wars Adv. Mode. There is also 2x GTA$ & RP on Air Freight Cargo too.

We also have information on all the new races and time trials too.

  • Premium Race: Muscle In
  • Time Trial: Casino
  • RC Time Trial: Cypress Flats

Login & Cayo Perico bonuses

Players will still be rewarded for logging in as you can earn a Güffy Double Logo Forwards Cap just by simply loading up GTA Online.

Also, if you manage to steal loot during the Cayo Perico Heist then you can get your hand on the Bigness Faces Sweater.

Major GTA Online Discounts

Big discounts are back with Hangars being the central focus this week with up to 30% off Hangars and renovations. There are also select other discounts too.

40% Off Vehicles

  • Cyclone ($1,134,000)
  • Visione ($1,350,000)
  • Havok ($1,380,540)
  • Valkyrie ($2,274,300)

25% Off Vehicles

  • Alkonost ($3,262,500)
  • Stealth Annihilator ($2,902,500)

GTA Online Prime Gaming Rewards

There are also some excellent freebies for Prime Gaming members to pick up including bonuses for your Submarine and a lump sum of cash.

  • Free Kosatka Sonar Station
  • GTA$200K
  • 35% Off Kurtz 31 Patrol Boat ($1,920,750 – $1,440,562)
  • 35% Off Longfin ($1,381,250 – $1,035,937)
  • 25% Off Weaponized Dinghy ($1,387,500)

That should just about cover everything in this bumper update to begin the new year. We are surely counting down the weeks until we get GTA VI details so keep enjoying GTA Online in the meantime.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

Fortnite

Where to place a Bioscanner in an Alien Biome for Fortnite Week 9 Quests

Here’s where to find and place a Bioscanner in Alien Biomes to complete one of the Fortnite Season 7 Week 9 Legendary Quests.

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Week 9 of Fortnite Season 7’s Legendary Quests tasks players with placing a Bioscanner in an Alien Biome, so here’s how to complete the challenge for a massive XP boost.

We’re now in the ninth week of Fortnite Season 7, which marks the arrival of the 17.30 update, including the upcoming Ariana Grande concert and Grab-itron weapon. There’s another batch of Legendary Quests to complete. One of Week 9’s Quests tasks players with placing a Bioscanner in an Alien Biome.

For completing this, you’ll be awarded 30,000 XP, which will be a major boost in earning Battle Stars and unlocking the Rick Sanchez skin.

Here’s where to place a Fortnite Bioscanner in Alien Biomes for the Season 7 Week 8 Quests.

Fortnite Bioscanner locations

Fortnite Season 7 Bioscanner locations
  1. In the garden of the western house, directly south of the large tree
  2. In the outdoor section of the Garden Center, on the east side
  3. In the garden of the southeastern house, beside the three trashcans

Fortnite’s Alien Biomes can be found in Holly Hatchery, marked by the glowing bubbles around the houses.

The Fortnite Bioscanner will already be marked on the ground for you already. You simply need to approach it and press the interact button to place it. Place one, and you’ll be awarded 30,000 XP towards leveling up and completing the Battle Pass.

This is a substantial amount of XP that will help you level up this season’s Battle Pass, so players will be wise to complete this challenge.

Expect Holly Hedges to be busy when these challenges go live, so either land directly on the Bioscanner or rotate to the location later in the game, as you are sure to run into plenty of enemy players who will be trying to complete this challenge to place a Fortnite Bioscanner in an Alien Biome as well.

Also, check out where to find the posters and how to save the date for Fortnite’s upcoming Rift Tour event.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 7 Week 9 Quests

Here’s the full list of Fortnite Season 7’s Week 8 Quests, as well as some top tips on how to complete them.

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Another batch of Quests is coming to Fortnite Season 7, offering players a ton of XP in Week 9. Here’s every challenge, and our guides on how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 7 is drawing to a close now, with the 17.30 update bringing the highly-anticipated Ariana Grande concert as part of the Rift Tour event, as well as the Grab-Itron’s arrival.

There will also be a brand-new batch of Legendary Quests to complete, offering you a ton of XP towards earning Battle Stars and completing the Season 7 Battle Pass.

Here’s every Legendary Quest in Season 7, Week 9, as well as full guides on how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 7 Week 9 Legendary Quests

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Fortnite Season 7’s Week 9 Quests go live on Wednesday, August 4, at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST. These challenges will only be available for a week, so make sure you complete them before Week 10.

Here’s the full list of Week 8 Legendary Quests:

  • Answer Slone from a phone – 15,000 XP
  • Equip a Detector and disable an Alien Billboard in a single game – 45,000 XP
  • Collect materials at Verdant Nursery – 30,000 XP
  • Eliminate Intruders – 30,000 XP
  • Place a Bioscanner in an Alien Biome – 30,000 XP
  • Place spy probes – 30,000 XP

Week 7 will ask players to answer the payphones once again, so you can check out our payphone location guide to quickly complete this Quest. We’ll update this piece with individual guides for some of the more tricky Legendary challenges in Week 9.

As for the Epic Quests, they usually launch exactly 24 hours after the Legendary Quests. We’ll update this article once we have the full list available.

In the meantime, you can check out Week 8’s Epic and Legendary Quests.

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Destiny 2 Valor Ranks: Point requirements & how to reset

Destiny 2 players can increase their Valor rank for bragging rights and rewards, so here’s the point requirements and how to reset your rank.

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As you play PvP matches in Destiny 2, you’ll begin to earn Valor Ranks which showcase your skill and dedication, and you can also reset your rank for rewards.

Destiny 2 offers players ranks to increase as they play PvP and complete raids throughout a season. There are two types of rank points to earn in Destiny 2, Valor and Glory.

Valor increases as you play the game, no matter if you’re winning or losing, and Glory is your competitive rank where you’re rewarded and punished for wins and losses.

We’re taking a look at Destiny 2’s Valor Rank, explaining how you can increase it, and how to reset it when the time comes.

How to increase Valor Rank in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 increase power rank

Valor Rank in Destiny 2 is essentially your season level. As you play PvP in playlists such as Quickplay or Rumble, you will earn Valor Rank points. And unlike the competitive Glory Rank, you’ll earn points no matter if you win or lose.

However, winning games will offer you more points, so concentrate your efforts on doing this of course.

You’ll begin with the Guardian rank with six more ranks to progress through, with the option to reset your level for a reward once you hit the highest tier.

Here are all of the Valor Ranks and their point requirements:

  1. Guardian: 0 points
  2. Brave: 50 points
  3. Heroic: 350 points
  4. Fabled: 700 points
  5. Mythic: 1150 points
  6. Legend: 1800 points
  7. Exotic: 2000 points

How to reset Valor Rank in Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer

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Once you hit the highest level of Valor at 2,000 points, you can reset your rank similar to the traditional Prestige system from Call of Duty. Like CoD, doing this reaps several benefits such as unlocking Exotic Engrams.

Resetting Valor changed with Season of the Chosen, and you now have to talk to Lord Shaxx to do it.

Here’s how to reset Valor in Season of the Splicer:

  1. Talk to Lord Shaxx in the Crucible
  2. You now need to claim these items from Shaxx:
  3. ‘Upgrade Module’
  4. ‘Enhancement Core’
  5. ‘Pyretic Clash’
  6. ‘Enhancement Prism’
  7. ‘Light Crash’
  8. Select and hold ‘Reset Reputation’ on the right of the rewards

Once you have reset your Valor Rank, you’ll go back down to zero and will receive an Exotic Engram. You can keep doing this all season, rewarding your dedication with plenty of great rewards.

Your Valor Rank will also reset once the next season begins, so make sure you unlock everything you want to before Season 15 launches.

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