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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

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Where to find the black box in Fortnite’s Week 9 challenge

A Fortnite Season 5 weekly challenges requires you to find a black box at the crashed plane site. Here’s how you can get this done.

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Fortnite black box location

One of Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 9 challenges requires you to find a black box at the crashed plane site. We’ve made it easier to find with the help of a useful map.

Fortnite Season 5 is set to end on March 16, and we’re now in week 9 of the update. This means that there are brand new weekly challenges for you to complete, and you have the opportunity to progress through the Battle Pass.

Week 9’s challenges are simple compared to previous weeks since you’ll mostly do tasks like dealing damage in water and shaking down IO Guards. One of these Epic Quests requires you to find a crashed plane’s black box.

Where to find the black box in Fortnite Season 5

To find the black box, you’ll have to make your way towards the location of the crashed plane, which is at the northwesternmost point of the map. It’s close to the Coral Castle POI on Fortnite Island.

It’s likely that you’ve already been to this area before since it’s usually rich in loot for you to collect. That leads to it also being filled with a high amount of player traffic, so you should be ready for a battle when you head over there.

We’ve made things a bit easier for you by marking the exact location on the map below.

Black box location in Fortnite Season 5

The plane has been split into three parts, and you can find the black box near the middle section. Head over to the marked spot on the map, and you’ll be able to interact with it. That will result in you receiving 20,000 XP in the challenge.

At the moment, we don’t know for sure if this crashed plane will have some sort of major relevance to future events in the battle royale, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if it did. Stealthy Stronghold ended up being tied to the Predator crossover.

That wraps up this relatively simple challenge. You can earn some serious XP, and unlock brand new cosmetics by completing Epic and Legendary quests, so be sure to check out our Fortnite Season 5 Week 9 challenges guide.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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Where to find Hidden Bunkers for Fortnite Week 9 challenge

Fortnite Season 5 Week 9’s challenge has players visit a hidden bunker, so here’s where to find them in Chapter 2.

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Fortnite Season 5’s Week 9 Quests ask you to find a hidden bunker, so here are the locations for all three on the Fortnite map.

Bunkers have been a source of intrigue for Fortnite players since Chapter 1 when a mysterious bunker door arrived in Weeping Woods. No matter how the map changed, the bunker remained.

When the original map was destroyed and Fortnite moved onto a new island, these bunkers returned. Still, nobody knows what these bunkers are for, but with us only being a few weeks away from Season 6, perhaps we’ll know the answer then.

The Season 5 Week 9 challenges, which begin on January 28, ask players to visit one of these bunkers for 20,000 XP, so here are their locations.

Fortnite Hidden Bunker locations

There are three bunkers spread out across the Fortnite Chapter 2 map, and all of them difficult to find if you don’t know where to go. One is hidden underwater, one under a shack, and the last behind a bush at the very edge of the map.

To make things easy for you, we’ve put together a map showing where these bunkers are.

Fortnite bunker locations

The first bunker is in the bay off the coast directly to the south of Holly Hedges. Swim out to sea as if you’re going off the map, and dive under the water and you’ll find the hidden bunker.

The second bunker is found at the very north of the map on the island to the north-west of Craggy Cliffs. It will be found under a shack on the east side of the island. Simply break open the wall underneath the shack and you’ll have found the bunker.

The third bunker is on the cliffs to the south-east of Retail Row. Go along the cliffs to the east of Retail Row and you’ll stumble upon a large bush in-between two trees. Destroy the bush and you’ll find the bunker underneath.

The leaked Quests ask you to ‘”Find a hidden bunker???” so the first bunker may be the only one that will work for this challenge, as it pings with ‘???’ when you first visit it. So we recommend visiting this bunker first, but any of the three will likely work.

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EA announce new studio ‘Full Circle’ working on the next EA Skate game

EA have announced that they have created a new studio, Full Circle, to work on the highly-anticipated new EA Skate game.

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Electronic Arts have announced the creation of a new studio, Full Circle, which will work on the upcoming EA Skate video game.

On January 17, 2021, EA announced the creation of an all-new development team based in Vancouver. The new studio, Full Circle, will be responsible for developing the much-anticipated new installment in the popular EA Skate franchise.

The new development team will be led by former Head of Xbox Live at Microsoft, Daniel McCulloch. “The fans wished Skate back into existence and we want them involved in the process from development to game launch and beyond. We want them to feel like they are a part of Full Circle,” McCulloch, the GM of Full Circle, said in a press release.

Skate 2

Full Circle is looking for community input on the next title in the beloved franchise. They’re also hiring developers who are passionate about the game they’re creating. “We’re all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends. And, we’re looking for more developers to help us build compelling worlds for players to explore,” said McCulloch.

It’s been more than ten years since the last release of the Skate franchise. The original game helped to revolutionize skateboarding video games, transitioning the genre from the arcade frenzy of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater to a more realistic simulation; similar to other sports games like Madden and FIFA.

Skater XL, released in 2020, is the only modern competition in the space. It will be interesting to see what new ideas EA and Full Circle bring to the table.

Fans have been waiting for a Skate 4 for over a decade. The announcement of Full Circle proves that EA is finally giving the community what they want.

EA Full Circle

It will likely be a long time before we hear any more news about the upcoming EA Skate game, with Full Circle still in the hiring process. Still, it’s good to know that the game will soon be in development.

When we do hear more, you’ll be the first to know. This game is sure to be one of the most anticipated titles ever to hit the sports video game genre.

Image Credit: EA

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