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GTA V won’t be a “simple port” on PS5 & XBox Series X, promises to Take-Two CEO

Take-Two Interactive stated that the remastered version of GTA 5 will be something that fans should be excited about.

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The CEO of Take-Two has addressed the company’s approach to remastering older games and explained that the PS5 and Xbox Series X version of GTA 5 will be more than just a simple port.

GTA V is the best-selling video game of the past decade, and this has led to a ton of hype for a remastered version in the near future. Take-Two did not dismiss the idea, and fan excitement grew once they announced that it sold over 140 million copies.

We expect to see the new version of the game on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in late 2021, and Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has reassured fans that Rockstar will put in the extra work when remastering old titles.

Michael in GTA 5

Will Take-Two keep remastering old titles?

During the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on March 3, Zelnick was asked about the role that remasters will play in Take-Two’s future strategies. He made it clear that they aim to differentiate themselves from the competition.

“I’m not sure there’ll be a bigger part of the strategy. Remastering has always been a part of the strategy,” he stated.

“We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on.”

He explained that their strategy consists of improving the technology, upgrading the visuals, and making performance enhancements when remastering old titles for the PS5 & XBox Series X, which is why they’ve been successful so far.

GTA 5 by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive

What will be in GTA V Remastered?

When coming to the topic of GTA V’s remastered version, Zelnick stated that he was confident that PS5 & XBox Series X users would get everything they’re hoping for, citing the success of the Mafia series.

“It was a standard-bearer when it was launched, it continued to be the standard-bearer in the second generation, we’ll see how Grand Theft Auto does in the next generation.”

He reassured GTA fans that when Rockstar brings the game to the PS5 & XBox Series X, it won’t be a “simple port.” It seems that the team is going to dedicate themselves to making the remaster feel like a completely different experience from the original game.

Los Santos in GTA 5

When asked about Take-Two’s perspective on further remasters, Zelnick said that any update on their release schedule will come directly from Rockstar Games.

This is an exciting time to be a fan of this open-world gaming franchise, as there has also been speculation about a trailer for GTA 6 being just around the corner.

Regarding the GTA 5 remaster, we’ll keep checking for updates and will let you know as soon as we get more information about it.

Image credits: Rockstar / Take-Two

Fortnite

How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 Character Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to complete the Weekly and Character Quests for a ton of bonus XP.

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Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing, and the Legendary and Epic Quests have been swapped out for Punchcards. Here’s how to complete Season 8’s new Character Punchcard, as well as all of the other Character Punchcard Quests in one handy place.

Fortnite’s Weekly Quests return in Season 8, but with a twist. This season, Punchcards have returned, offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars completing the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Here’s Season 8’s Week 2 Character Punchcard Quests, and all of the other Character Punchcard Quests to be completed over the course of the season.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 Wrath Punchcard Quests

Fortnite Wrath at Stealthy Stronghold

It appears that more Fortnite Character Punchcards will be added every Tuesday of Fortnite Season 8, offering players 80,000 XP for completing the five Quests.

For Week 2, Wrath was added to the island and brought the Escaped Tenant questline.

Here are Wrath’s Character Punchcard Quests added in Season 8 Week 2:

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (2) – 12,500 XP
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (100) – 14,000 XP
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (1) – 16,000 XP
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (1) – 18,000 XP
  5. Complete a bounty (1) – 20,000 XP

First, you’ll need to find Wrath and speak to him to begin the Quests. He can be found in the remains of Stealthy Stronghold, west of the abandoned IO Base. Simply speak with him and he’ll give you the challenges.

With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to find a recon scanner in the remnants of Deep Woods Dish. These abandoned IO Dish Stations have IO chests that offer tech weapons, so keep searching until you find a recon scanner, and then shoot it at two enemies so they’re highlighted.

fortnite bounty board

The Deep Woods Dish station has a jump pad attached to it, so you’ll be able to fly on out and complete the second Quest in the meantime.

New to Season 8, NPCs can give you a storm forecast for where the next circle will be. Torin, Pitstop, J.B. Chimpanksi all reveal future storm circles, so you can refer to our NPC locations guide to find them.

And the final two Quests are all about completing Bounties. Luckily, we have a full guide on Season 8’s Bounty Boards and how to complete Bounties, so it’s well worth your time checking out our guide.

What are Fortnite Character Punchcards?

Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

You must visit specific characters and then complete the five Quests that they will assign you. You’ll get 12,000 XP for completing the first, and it will go up by 2,000 XP for each one completed – giving 80,000 XP for each completed Character Punchcard.

More Character Punchcards are expected to be added each week, so stay tuned.

All Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 characters

Fabio Sparklemane

  1. Use a Zipline (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy five pieces of furniture at Apres Ski (14,000 XP)
  3. Dance at two different alien crash sites (16,000 XP)
  4. Dance for two seconds after damaging an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Dance for five seconds while in the sideways (20,000 XP)

Pitstop

  1. Refuel a vehicle with gas (12,000 XP)
  2. Travel 500 distance while in a vehicle (14,000 XP)
  3. Destroy mailboxes with a vehicle (16,000 XP)
  4. Get two seconds of air time with a vehicle (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with an overturned car to flip it rightside up ​(20,000 XP)

Penny

  1. Destroy five opponent structures (12,000 XP)
  2. Build five structures at Craggy Cliffs (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest metal from both Weeping Woods and Steamy Stacks (16,000 XP)
  4. Hit four weakpoints while harvesting (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of an ally-built structure (20,000 XP

The Brat

  1. Open a cash register (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy three couches or beds (14,000 XP)
  3. Complete a quest from another character (16,000 XP)
  4. Purchase a weapon of Rare rarity or higher from a character or Weapon-O-Matic (18,000 XP)
  5. Damage opponents with weapons of Rare rarity or higher (20,000 XP)

Madcap

  1. Destroy a farming tractor (12,000 XP)
  2. Forage two mushrooms (14,000 XP)
  3. Craft a weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Destroy two refrigerators (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume an apple and a banana (20,000 XP)

Toona Fish

  1. Visit three different named locations (12,000 XP)
  2. Dance within 10m of an IO guard (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit the Aftermath (16,000 XP)
  4. Pop the tires on five vehicles (18,000 XP)
  5. Buy an item from a character ​(20,000 XP)

Torin

  1. Enter the Sideways (12,000 XP)
  2. Collect a Sideways weapon (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 100 damage to players with a Sideways weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate ten cube monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a Sideways encounter (20,000 XP)

Dark Jonesy

  1. Collect a shotgun and shells at Steamy Stacks (12,000 XP)
  2. Stoke a campfire (14,000 XP)
  3. Crouch within ten meters of an opponent for two seconds (16,000 XP)
  4. Cause 150 headshot damage on monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Defeat two waves of Cube Monsters in The Sideways anomaly (20,000 XP)

Kitbash

  1. Collect nuts and bolts (12,000 XP)
  2. Craft an item (14,000 XP)
  3. Upgrade a weapon at a weapon bench (16,000 XP)
  4. Honk a vehicle’s horn within 10m of an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Survive three storm phases ​(20,000 XP)

Charlotte

  1. Collect an assault rifle and a grenade (12,000 XP)
  2. Reach max shields (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate 2 IO Guards (18,000 XP)
  5. Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (20,000 XP)

Scuba Jonesy

  1. Swim at both Lake Canoe and Lazy Lake (12,000 XP)
  2. Submerge a driven vehicle into a large body of water (14,000 XP)
  3. Throw a fish back in the water (16,000 XP)
  4. Hunt one wildlife (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume a fish and a meat in a single match (20,000 XP)

Dusk

  1. Ring a doorbell until it breaks (12,000 XP)
  2. Damage an opponent within 30 seconds of landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 75 pistol damage from above (16,000 XP)
  4. Get an elimination with a Pistol, SMG, or Shotgun in the Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Finish a downed enemy with Harvesting Tool ​(20,000 XP)

Baba Yaga

  1. Mark a Medkit, a Bandage, and a Small Shield Potion (12,000 XP)
  2. Use any of the services of a Mending Machine (14,000 XP)
  3. Consume foraged items (16,000 XP)
  4. Restore health with fish (18,000 XP)
  5. Use a Bandage or a Medkit in The Sideways (20,000 XP)

Kor

  1. Collect a sniper rifle (12,000 XP)
  2. Deal 150 damage with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (14,000 XP)
  3. Get two headshots with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (16,000 XP)
  4. Deal damage within 30 seconds of hiding in a haystack, dumpster, or a Flusher (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote on top of a mountain (20,000 XP)

J.B. Chimpanski

  1. Make a donation to the war effort donation box (12,000 XP)
  2. Deliver a car to the Weather Station (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest 100 metal from an alien crash site (16,000 XP)
  4. Talk to three characters (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with a mounted turret (20,000 XP)

Wrath

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (12,500 XP)
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (16,000 XP)
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a bounty (20,000 XP)

For more Fortnite, check out all the Fortnite Season 8 Exotic Weapons locations, and stay tuned for more Punchcard guides.

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FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 1 & featured players

TOTW is back again in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and we’ve got everything you need to know about how it works – including the latest squad.

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EA has revealed that the Team of the Week is returning to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. This time, however, they’re addressing some long-running fan complaints. Here’s how FIFA 22 TOTW will work.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is how it incorporates real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.

One of the mode’s oldest special items is the Team of the Week, which offers players a weekly batch of new upgraded cards to help build out their squads. We’ve got everything you need to know about FUT TOTW right here.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW, so be sure to check back here every week.

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 1

The very first FIFA 22 TOTW is here, and it’s full of big names. Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah is one of the standouts after his display in the win against Leeds.

Meanwhile, Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich is the joint-highest rated, following the German champions’ strong to the season.

Ivan Toney is the featured TOTW. His card has been boosted from 76 to an impressive 84.

Check out the full squad for TOTW 1 here:

  • Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
  • Edin Dzeko (Inter Milan)
  • Ivan Toney (Brentford) – Featured TOTW
  • Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)
  • Yassin Bounou (Sevilla)
  • Luis Diaz (Porto)
  • Ismalia Sarr (Watford)
  • David Garcia (Osasuna)
  • Francesco Caputo (Sampdoria)
  • Marco Faroni (Hellas Verona)
  • Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Timo Horn (FC Koln)
  • Pedro Rebocho (Lech Poznan)
  • Ludovic Blas (FC Nantes)
  • Jens Toornstra (Feyenoord)
  • Habib Diallo (Strasbourg)
  • Ola Kamara (DC United)
  • German Berterame (Atletico de San Luis)
  • Douglas Vieira (S-Hiroshima)
  • Yukhym Konoplia (Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Blair Turgott (Ostersunds)
FIFA 22 TOTW 1

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While the in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Featured TOTW

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card.

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

Historically, the announcement comes at 10 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, although TOTW 1 arrived a couple of hours earlier.

We’ll update this post with an exact schedule as and when it is available.

Team of the Week pack in FIFA 21

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the top player ratings and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

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Apex Legends Season 10 Ranked updates: Arenas, map rotation, split dates, & rewards

A new season of Apex Legends means a new season of Ranked Leagues, from map rotation to split dates, we’ve got you covered.

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Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence is almost here, which also means an update for Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details.

Apex Legends Ranked Leagues is an excellent place for those who want to test their skills out and play for points in a competitive environment, which, starting in Season 10, will also be available in Arenas.

No matter how good you are, Apex Legends has a detailed ranking system that will place you on a similar playing field once you play enough games. With Season 10 incoming, let’s check out the updates arriving for the ranked playlist.

Apex Legends season 10 ranked worlds edge

Although there are no significant changes for Ranked Leagues this season, there are still a few things to go over, such as split dates, rewards, and map rotation.

Split dates

As Apex Legends Season 10 begins on August 3, this would then mean that the first ranked split will also start on the same day, with the second split coming halfway through the season.

Due to the recent server issues in Apex Legends, Respawn has decided to extend the first split by one week, meaning the first split now ends on September 28.

With that being said, this means that the second split will also start on September 28, ending when the season finishes. This means that players will lose one week from the second split, so hopefully, there aren’t further server issues.

Map rotation

apex legends worlds edge decimated

Every new season two maps get picked for Ranked Leagues, one which spans the first split and another that spans the second.

For Season 10, players will be dropping into Decimated World’s Edge, which has been showcased in the trailers leading up to Season 10’s release.

In the second split, players will be back on Kings Canyon, or at least the Season 8 version of Kings Canyon, with all the most recently made changes to it.

Season 10 rewards

apex legends season 10 ranked

Depending on what level you managed to reach in Ranked Leagues for Season 9, players will receive rewards at the start of Season 10.

The rewards include gun charms, badges, season-long dive trails for those who manage to reach the higher ranks, and new this season, Holo Sprays.

The rewards for Season 9’s Ranked Leagues have been revealed by EA, showing off the badges and dive trails players will receive.

Ranked Arenas

arenas

Season 10 will also mark the first season of Ranked Arenas, which Respawn released details about fairly recently.

3 new BR maps will join Phase Runner, Party Crasher, and Overflow, with one of them joining the trio and rotating with each other every two weeks. The new maps include:

  • King’s Canyon – Hillside
  • World’s Edge – Dome
  • Olympus – Oasis

As well as new maps, Ranked Arenas will also feature new maps and an exclusive ranking system.

Although not much has been shared about how ranking will work in Arenas, we suspect the names and ranks will be the same. However, how you receive points and the number of points you need to rank up will differ from Battle Royale mode.

That’s all for the ranked playlist in Apex Legends Season 10. For more updates, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL, and if you’ve been a victim of the recent unfair banning, check out our article for an explanation.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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