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GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition: Where does Grand Theft Auto III take place?

The GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition is offering a chance to revisit Vice City and San Andreas, but where is GTA 3 set?

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Despite being all-time classics, lots of modern gamers won’t be familiar with the original GTA trilogy of games from the PS2 era. Vice City and San Andreas are self-explanatory, but where is Rockstar’s GTA 3 set?

There is some obvious disappointment that GTA VI still hasn’t been announced yet, despite it being eight years since the ever-successful GTA V was released.

However, Rockstar has curtailed this sadness by developing Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of GTA III, Rockstar has decided to create the most complete makeovers of GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas to date. But these games are still quite new to a whole generation, and it’s left many wondering where GTA III is set.

Which city does GTA III take place in?

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Some players may be shocked to know that GTA III took place in Liberty City, meaning that Grand Theft Auto IV wasn’t the first GTA game to be set there.

Yes, Rockstar’s first real foray into a 3D, open-world, sandbox design was in the fictional city based on New York.

We don’t know why it was called GTA III and not GTA: Liberty City – in the style of the other trilogy entries in the franchise. Either way, given that the game originally came out in 2001, it’s understandable that lots of current gamers now might not be privy to this knowledge.

When is GTA III set?

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There doesn’t seem to be any official lore or information to give an accurate date, but according to multiple sources, and the GTA Fandom Wiki, the third main entry into the series was set in the year of its release – 2001.

GTA III is part of the aforementioned Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition, and we’ve had our first look at the game through its debut trailer.

For more Grand Theft Auto, check out how to get the GTA Online Prize Ride for free.

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Apex Legends Season 11 Raiders Collection Event: Release date, skins, & Heirloom

The Apex Legends Raiders Collection Event has finally been revealed for Season 11. Here’s all the details you need to know.

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A brand new Apex Legends Collection Event is on its way in Season 11, bringing a space-pirate theme with the name “Raiders.” Here’s all the information you need including the release date, skins, and Heirloom.

Apex Legends has brought loads of new content for players through Season 11, as well as shifting the Legend meta with various buffs and nerfs.

Respawn is great at keeping the game fresh and has done an excellent job at staying on top of fixes and updates. One thing Apex Legends is known for is its extravagant Collection Event updates that come every season.

One will be arriving in Season 11 and we have the details.

When is the Apex Legends Raiders Collection Event?

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The Apex Legends Raiders Collection Event will officially release December 7 at around 10 AM PST / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The event will subsequently end on December 21.

The event will also double up as this year’s Holo-day Bash event, bringing back the Winter Express LTM and festive-themed skins.

Raiders Collection Event content

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Skins

With the release of the Apex Legends Raiders Collection Event trailer, we finally got a glimpse at the skins. As with every Collection Event, there will be a total of 24 items to unlock. Obtain them all and the Heirloom is yours.

The theme will be around Pirates, which is very fitting for Storm Point’s tropical setting. The skins featured in the collection are Pirate-themed, decorated with skull and bones, eye patches, and also bandanas.

Further, as well as the collection, there will also be various other skins available in the store during the event.

Bloodhound, Wattson, & Wraith skins

Bloodhound, Wattson, & Wraith skins apex legends raiders collection event

Revenant, Pathfinder, & Loba skins

Revenant, Pathfinder, & Loba skins apex legends raiders collection skin

Valkyrie skin

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Crypto skin

Crypto skin raiders collection event

Ash & Mirage skins

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Winter Express LTM

As many will know, the Holo-day Bash event this year has been implemented into the Raider’s Collection Event. This means that from December 7 to December 21, players will be able to drop into the Winter Express LTM.

Players will be able to choose their loadout this year and drop down towards the World’s Edge train to battle it out in a round-based mode that sees the last team standing on the train win.

The train will move to various POIs as the rounds go on, so make sure you’re sticking with the team and being aware of your surroundings as you battle for control of the train.

Wattson Heirloom

Wattson Heirloom

The Apex Legends Raiders Collection Event will also bring a new Heirloom for players to unlock through obtaining all 24 items in the collection.

This season’s Heirloom is for Wattson. The Wattson Heirloom was previously leaked, and it seems the design was spot on.

The Heirloom looks like some sort of electric prodding device that features emotes with a Nessie plushie. The Heirloom also seems to have a digital screen with a Nessie Tamagotchi that Wattson can interact with and keep happy.

This Nessie Tamagotchi will likely react to Wattson’s actions like when she gets a kill with it or even if she just pulls it out.

Challenges & rewards

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The Raiders Collection Event also brings a brand new reward tracker for players to get through. Players will need to gain Event Points by completing challenges.

The rewards include Pirate-themed Charms, a Crypto skin, an Alternator skin, and a Hemlock skin.


That’s all the current information we have on the Apex Legends Season 11 Raiders Collection Event. As more information is released, we will update this piece so stay tuned.

For more, check out our piece on when the next-gen versions of Apex Legends will be dropping.

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Best Battlefield 2042 keybinds & settings for mouse & keyboard

Here are the best mouse and keyboard settings, including keybinds, you can use in Battlefield 2042 – no matter your playstyle.

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Battlefield 2042 is finally in players’ hands and it offers a ton of keyboard and mouse customization for every aspect of the game. To hone your skills and make everything as easy as possible, here are the best keybinds and mouse settings.

Players have had plenty of time to get to grips with Battlefield 2042, which was released on November 19 across PCs and consoles. As well as using the best weapons and knowing the layout of all the maps, dialing in your aim and movement is extremely important to winning Battlefield matches.

Unfortunately, some have been experiencing an odd issue since Update #3 which causes the mouse to freeze. Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can fix the problem, one of which is to reset your settings.

For those who had to go through this process, we have all the best mouse and keyboard settings, including keybindings, so you won’t have to scramble trying to figure out what you previously had. Plus, you may find some settings that will vastly improve your game.

Best Battlefield 2042 mouse & keyboard settings

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Global mouse and keyboard settings

  • Invert Vertical Look for Soldiers: Off
  • Mouse raw input: On

On Foot mouse and keyboard settings

Aim

  • Solider mouse aim sensitivity: We recommend anywhere from 15-20
  • Invert Vertical Look for Soldiers: Off
  • Field of View: 60-80
  • ADS Field of View: Off

Movement

  • Soldier Sprint: Toggle
  • Double tap forward to sprint: Off
  • Sprint keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Left Shift
  • Sprint to vault over: Off
  • Always use traversal Sprint: Off

Zoom

  • Soldier weapon zoom: We recommend Hold
  • Zoom keybind (Mouse and Keyboard): Right mouse button
  • Steady Scope: On
  • Steady scope keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Left Shift
  • Soldier zoom aim sensitivity: Players prefer setting this slightly lower than the regular sensitivity

Other

‘Quick throw Grenades’ is a hugely beneficial setting to have enabled, as you’ll immediately throw the Grenade upon pressing and releasing the button. With it disabled, you’ll first pull out the grenade, and then need to press again to throw it.

  • Parachute auto deploy: Off
  • Air spawn parachute auto deploy: On
  • Quick throw Grenades: On
  • Reload Hints: On

Advanced

Setting the Aim Ratio settings to 100 will match your Vertical and Horizontal aim rates, so they both have the same sensitivity. This can feel far too fast, so we recommend starting somewhere near 50 and finding what’s most comfortable for you.

  • Vertical Mouse Aim Ratio: 40
  • Vertical Mouse Zoom Aim Ratio: 40
  • Uniform soldier aiming: On
  • Coefficient: Somewhere around 50 feels good for us
  • Zoom transition sensitivity smoothing: On

Vehicles mouse and keyboard settings

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Aim

  • Vehicle mouse aim sensitivity: Around the same as regular
  • Invert Vertical Look for Tracked Vehicles: Off
  • Vehicle 3P Field of View: 30
  • Gunner Aim Sensitivity: Should be around the same as the regular sensitivity

Zoom

  • Vehicle weapon zoom: Toggle
  • Zoom keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Right mouse button

Pilot

  • Invert Vertical Look for Aircraft: On
  • Plane Control Sensitivity: 100
  • Plane Chase Camera Roll: On

Advanced

  • Vehicle mouse aim sensitivity: 60
  • Vehicle Zoom Aim Ratio: 60
  • Uniform vehicle aiming: On
  • Coefficient: Somewhere around 50 feels good for us

Best Battlefield 2042 keybinds

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Battlefield 2042 allows players to customize almost every aspect of their game, no matter if they’re boots on the ground or in a vehicle.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of all the keybinds you should use in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 Common keybinds

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  • Full map: M
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice Chat: L Alt
  • Voice Chat (Push to talk): V
  • Party Chat: P
  • Cycle chat channel: Tab
  • Toggle chat: H
  • Options menu: O
  • Social menu: Tab
  • Take screenshot: Print Screen

Battlefield 2042 Soldier keybinds

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The soldier keybinds in Battlefield 2042 are pretty straightforward, but there are a few things you can do to make life easier.

One is moving Crouch to Ctrl. Using your pinky will feel the most natural, as you won’t have to shift your hand or move any fingers away from the movement keys. The other is binding Grenades and Specialist Gadgets to your mouse, so you have immediate access to them when needed.

Here’s the full list of the best Battlefield 2042 soldier keybinds:

  • Walk forward: W
  • Walk backward: S
  • Strafe right: D
  • Strafe left: A
  • Jump: Space Bar
  • Vault: Space Bar
  • Sprint: Left Shift
  • Traversal sprint: Left Shift
  • Crouch (Toggle): Left Control
  • Prone: Z
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom: Right mouse button
  • Reload: R
  • Interact: E
  • Enter/Exit Vehicle: E
  • Parachute Deploy: Space
  • Melee takedown: F
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Gadget: 3
  • Specialist gadget: 4 & Mouse 4
  • Throw grenade: G & Mouse 3
  • Toggle underbarrel: X
  • Fire mode: C
  • Steady scope: Left shift
  • Full map: M
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Modify weapon attachments: T
  • Cycle next inventory item: Scroll wheel up
  • Cycle previous inventory item: Scroll wheel down
  • Modify sight: 1
  • Modify ammo: 2
  • Modify underbarrel: 3
  • Modify barrel: 4
  • Ping: Q
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Gunner keybinds

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There isn’t a lot to change with the Gunner, Vehicle, or Transport keybinds, but make sure any settings you’ve changed are the same across the board. These are separate menus, so you’ll need to change the keybind each time.

  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom: Right mouse button
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Ping: Q
  • Chase camera: C
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Vehicle Driver keybinds

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  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Accelerate: W
  • Brake/Reverse: S
  • Turn right: D
  • Turn left: A
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Chase Camera: C
  • Zoom vehicle: Right mouse button
  • Switch weapon: Scroll wheel up
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Self-repair: X
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Boost: Left Shift
  • Handbrake: Left Ctrl
  • Ping: Q
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Transport Driver keybinds

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  • Accelerate: W
  • Brake/Reverse: S
  • Turn right: D
  • Turn left: A
  • Boost: Left Alt
  • Rear view camera: Middle mouse button
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Enter
  • Throw lures: C
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Activate equipment slot 1: X
  • Activate equipment slot 2: G
  • Handbrake: Space
  • Ping: Q
  • Radio: T
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Pilot keybinds

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There are a few things you can adjust to make mouse and keyboard flying much easier in Battlefield 2042.

The first is swapping the Yaw input with Pitch, as this allows you to use your mouse to aim the plane at targets. The other is to also bind pitch up to Spacebar, as this will allow you to pull up quickly.

  • Throttle up: W
  • Throttle down: S
  • Yaw right: Move mouse right
  • Yaw left: Move mouse left
  • Pitch down: Move mouse up
  • Pitch up: Move mouse down & Space Bar
  • Roll right: D
  • Roll left: S
  • Rear view camera: Middle mouse button
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Chase camera: C
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom aircraft: Right mouse button
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Assisted flight/afterburner: Left Shift
  • Ping: Q
  • Modify sight: T
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

And those are the best PC settings for Battlefield 2042! No matter your playstyle, everything should be much easier and intuitive with these settings.

For more Battlefield 2042, you can check out our guide on the best controller settings for console players.

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Battlefield 2042 players roast “goofy” Santa Claus Holiday skin

Battlefield 2042 players aren’t happy with the new Santa Claus holiday-themed skin and are roasting it online.

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DICE added decided to bring the holiday spirit to Battlefield 2042 by adding a Santa Claus skin to the game, but unimpressed players have been relentlessly roasting it.

Battlefield 2042 has a variety of new content for fans to enjoy, like Portal which lets you create your own game modes, as well as some powerful new weapons like the SVK Marksman Rifle.

The developers have also decided to get players into the holiday spirit by adding a Santa Claus skin. However, Battlefield fans aren’t impressed with this cosmetic and are openly roasting it online.

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Reddit user SoyUnGregorio shared an image of the new Santa Claus skin in the Battlefield 2042 subreddit, and they were not impressed. “DICE, what are you doing with the game,” they asked.

The skin is called Father Winter, and players can unlock it by completing missions in Week 3 of the pre-season. Many of the commenters shared the Redditor’s opinion and began roasting the cosmetic.

“I knew clown show skins like these were coming,” one player sarcastically replied. “But DICE wasted no time and added them in the very first update. Incredible.” Many users jokingly stated that they can’t believe this is real.

“When people talked about EA/DICE introducing Santa Claus and clown skins to Battlefield I thought we were all just joking around,” commented another player.

A few users did enjoy this new skin. “Yeah I think it’s definitely good they did it,” wrote ozner55. “The game overall just needs a little more content. Even if it’s a goofy Christmas thing, I’m totally fine with that. Having new stuff to unlock is simply positive.”

The Battlefield 2042 launch has been troublesome, and this new cosmetic hasn’t done much to get the community in a better mood when playing the game. There have also been many other problems.

Players have complained about the map design and Shroud explained why weapon bloom is ruining the game. We’ve also seen a bug that makes smoke grenades useless and error messages plaguing fans.


For more Battlefield 2042, check out our guide on how to fix the mouse stuck glitch on PC.

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