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GTA Online Update January 14: Manchez Scout, submarine discounts & Podium vehicle

The new GTA Online update is here and includes the addition of the Manchez Scout, big Kosatka discounts, and a new podium vehicle.

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Rockstar continues to stock up GTA Online with new content. This week the Manchez Scout has finally been added along with a range of discounts for the Kosatka submarine. Also, the Toreador has been added as this week’s Podium Vehicle.

Despite being released 8 years ago, GTA 5, in one form or another, still continues to get more items and opportunities added to it. This week’s update is no exception.

Thanks to our usual GTA Online leaker TezFunz2, we have information on new vehicles and discounts in this week’s update & patch notes.

GTA Online January 14 patch notes

Manchez Scout added to GTA Online

Originally announced during the Cayo Perico expansion, the Manchez Scout has now been added to the game.

Described as a military off-road motorcycle, the Manchez Scout is a stylish and nimble beast. If you want to take a ride on it, it’ll set you back $225,000.

Manchez Scout in GTA Online

GTA Online Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward

You’re going to want to make sure you don’t miss out on the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel as this week’s prize is simply fabulous. Rockstar has generously put the Toreador up for grabs.

The Toreador is worth a staggering $3,660,000 and here’s the official description of the vehicle:

No land? No problem. With Pegassi’s submersible, booster-fitted sports car, taking your life and all its problems out to sea has never been faster. Nothing is as therapeutic for the soul as the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean and firing off a few torpedoes at passersby.

toreador in gta online

2x GTA$ & RP GTA Online Rewards & Races

There is an opportunity for 2x GTA$ & RP on Survivals this week. As usual, we have information on the new races and time trials too.

  • Premium Race: Art to Art
  • Time Trial: Route 68
  • RC Time Trial: Cemetery

Login bonuses

There are the usual login rewards to claim as players can scoop the following:

  • Shark Camo livery for Toreador
  • Pegassi Aged Tee

Major GTA Online Discounts

One of the biggest additions to GTA Online recently has been the Kosatka submarine that came as part of the Cayo Perico update. The costly submarine is fun but requires a lot of cash to upgrade.

Here are some new discounts for it to ease that burden:

  • Sonar Station ($900,000)
  • Guided Missiles ($1,425,000)
  • Moon Pool Vehicles (S>$1,361,250 – A>$1,158,750)
  • Weapon Workshop ($262,500)

40% Off Vehicles

  • Buzzard ($1,050,000)
  • Reaper ($957,000)
  • Sea Sparrow ($1,089,000)

30% Off

  • Coquette D10 ($1,057,000)

25% Off Vehicles

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

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 6 details so keep enjoying GTA Online in the meantime.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

Fortnite

Fortnite players slam “ridiculous” Rainbow Racer unlock challenge

Fortnite fans are frustrated with the unlock challenge for the Rainbow Rider skin in the Refer-A-Friend program.

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Fortnite players who were hoping to get their hands on Season 8’s special Rainbow Racer skin have been left infuriated by the extremely difficult challenge required to unlock it in the Refer-A-Friend program.

The new Refer-A-Friend beta in Fortnite lets you earn neat rewards by inviting a few friends to the game and completing challenges alongside them. One of the new rewards you can get is the Rainbow Rider skin.

While fans love this new outfit, many of them aren’t happy with the requirement to unlock it as they consider the challenge to be “ridiculous.” Now, the Fortnite community is looking for ways to get around this requirement.

Rainbow Racer in Refer A Friend

Reddit user Rifted-06 highlighted this issue in the official Fortnite subreddit. While using the Refer-A-Friend program, the last challenge to unlock the Rainbow Racer Fortnite skin requires you and your friends to reach level 60 individually.

This can be frustrating if one of your friends is far behind everyone else, as the rest of the team won’t earn the skin until their teammate finally hits level 60. Worse, if that player never reaches that target, none of the team will get Rainbow Racer at all.

“Every time Epic seems to try and make a website event, involving bringing back friends, it always seems to fall flat. This is just another example of how NOT to do Friend challenges,” wrote one user.

Now, Fortnite players are creating alt accounts to use in place of a referred friend so that they can level both accounts themselves. Some are even planning to use the Creative mode to go AFK every day while gradually earning XP.

“You have until January 11th and as far as I can tell you don’t need to do the levels together,” one Fortnite fan said. “You can just play on your main till you have 60 and then switch to the secondary to get 60 levels.”.

It remains to be seen if the requirements to unlock the Rainbow Racer outfit will change in the future. Currently, you can register before November 14 to start claiming the rewards in Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program.


For more Fortnite, you can check out the new Resident Evil skins that have hit the Item Shop.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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Destiny 2 stat tracker: How to check your Destiny 2 stats

Guardians who are curious about their Destiny 2 stats will be rewarded if they use this Destiny 2 stat tracker to see how they are doing.

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Destiny 2 Stat Tracker

Checking stats is one of the things players enjoy about video games, especially ones like Destiny 2, so here is the best Destiny 2 stat tracker you can use to see how you have been performing lately.

Destiny 2 has become one of the most popular games in the world over the past few years, as players enjoy jumping into the shoes of their Guardians and taking on the forces of the Darkness or each other in the game’s competitive multiplayer.

With plenty of things for players to rack up stats in, such as the Trials of Osiris, it is not surprising to see that many players have the desire to check their stats and see how good they are.

With this in mind, here is the ultimate Destiny 2 stat tracker that will help you gain a deeper understanding of how you are playing the fan-favorite first-person shooter.

Destiny 2 stat tracker

Destiny 2 stat tracker

This Destiny 2 stat tracker we are speaking of is destinytracker.com which provides a treasure trove of different analytics that players can use to track how they are performing in the Crucible, strikes, and other activities they may find themselves in when playing.

All you need to do is sign into the account that you use to play Destiny 2, and then you will be able to see all of your stats.

Considering destinytracker.com has tracked a total of 23.2 million players, it is safe to say it is a reputable Destiny 2 stat tracker that will provide you with all of the information you need when it comes to how you have been playing.

The stat tracker also provides players with various guides and overviews of the current PVE and PVP metas, so that Guardians can know exactly what to use to put themselves in the best position to succeed.

There is no doubt that players who take advantage of everything that this Destiny 2 stat tracker has to offer will find themselves much more informed about their time playing than before.

For more Destiny 2, check out everything you need to know about the upcoming Witch Queen expansion and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to get Fortnite Rainbow Racer skin with Refer a Friend

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Refer a Friend program that grants free rewards such as the Rainbow Racer skin.

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Epic Games are giving Fortnite players some free cosmetics such as the Rainbow Racer skin if they use the new ‘Refer a Friend’ program. Here’s how to Refer a Friend and grab the unique cosmetics.

Fortnite Season 8 is rolling on, bringing new weekly updates and plenty of exciting crossovers such as Dune, The Batman Who Laughs, and another Ariana Grande skin. Not everything costs V-Bucks though, as Epic Games are offering some free rewards with the new Refer a Friend program.

Here’s everything you need to know about Referring a Friend so you can start earning all of the free rewards.

Fortnite Refer a Friend start and end date

Fortnite Season 8 NPCs

The Fortnite Refer a Friend program is now live, so you can start adding their friends and earning all of the rewards.

You’ll have until November 14, 2021, at 8:59 PT / 11:59 ET / 04:59 GMT (November 15) to log in, register, and join the campaign. You then have until the same time on January 10, 2022, to complete all of the tasks.

How to Refer a Friend in Fortnite

How to refer a friend in Fortnite

To Refer a Friend and start earning unique rewards, you just need to use the Refer a Friend website to add up to five Fortnite friends and then complete challenges alongside them.

The friend must either be entirely new or have played less than 120 minutes (two hours) of Solos, Duos, Trios, or Squads in the last 30 days. Don’t worry, Epic will tell you which friends are eligible. You can then start completing the tasks together to earn the rewards.

  1. Log in to the Refer a Friend website with your Epic Games account
  2. Add a friend (includes new players) who has played less than 120 minutes of a core Battle Royale mode in the last 30 days
  3. Play matches and complete tasks with your added friend

Fortnite Refer a Friend tasks and rewards

Fortnite refer a friend rewards

There are five tasks to complete as part of the Refer a Friend, with each granting a new reward. You have to complete all five to unlock the Rainbow Racer skin.

Here’s every Refer a Friend task and its reward.

TaskReward
Add a FriendGridlock Loading Screen
Play one game in Fortnite with a Friend/RefereeMiridescent Weapon Wrap
Place top 10 three times with your Friend/RefereeFlair Fare Glider
Eliminate 10 opponents with your Friend/RefereeDrive Shaft Pickaxe
You and your Friend/Referee must gain 60 account levels from where you were when starting the programRainbow Racer Skin

And that’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program! Make sure to register before November 14 to start claiming the rewards.

For more Fortnite, you can check out the new Resident Evil skins that have hit the Item Shop.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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