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Halo Infinite’s Competitive modes separate controller queue from KBM

Halo Infinite’s competitive modes separate KBM players and controller players into different queues to help balance team comp.

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Halo Infinite may allow for cross-play between PC and Xbox consoles, but that doesn’t mean keyboard warriors have to play against controller scrubs.

For the first time in Halo’s 20 year history, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer launched simultaneously on console and PC. From day one, players on Xbox and PC can play together regardless of input device.

However, many PC players might not be happy knowing they will be competing against those with aim assist. The war between KBM and controller players has been waging across all FPS titles that allow for both inputs.

Luckily, Halo Infinite has devised a way for KBM players to compete without having to worry about the “overpowered” aim assist.

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Halo Infinite’s competitive input queues

On November 15, 343 Industries surprisingly dropped Halo Infinite’s multiplayer. With it being free on all platforms, hundreds of thousands of players flooded the servers. While 343 has branded this as a beta, players have access to every game mode and map.

This also means players have access to competitive modes. These modes allow players to compete against players of similar skill levels. However, KBM players might feel they are at a disadvantage if playing against controller players.

343 Industries has addressed this by allowing players to enter different input queues. If you are in a fireteam of 1 or 2 players, you can enter either the Controller or KBM queue. However, if you have a larger party, you have to enter the cross-input queue.

This allows Halo Infinite to not only pit you against players of similar skill but also teams of similar input composition.

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A Halo Waypoint blog reads, “We believe that the Solo/Duo queue options will provide a home for competitive players who want to face off against opponents with nearly the exact same team composition as them.  On the other hand, the cross-input option with no party size limit provides an opportunity for players to see how they stack up against people with different input types or full squads of similar skill.”

Essentially, you won’t be able to avoid controller players completely. But you won’t have to worry about being the only KBM user in the lobby. And if you queue with other KBM players, you will likely face off with other KBM players.

For more Halo Infinite, check out every reward you can earn from the Season 1 Battle Pass, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

Image Credit: 343 Industries

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FIFA 23 Serie A ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Serie A will bring some of the world’s best players to FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Serie A player rating predictions

New arrivals have made the Serie A an exciting league to keep an eye on in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team. From Juventus to both divides of Milan, here are our predictions for the top Serie A ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

With each iteration of FIFA, EA updates player ratings based on their performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no exception. Seria A fans received a title race for the ages during the 2021/2022 season as both Milan sides looked to conquer Italy.

When it comes to Serie A player ratings in Ultimate Team, you can expect the top performers to receive major rating boosts. However, don’t forget that new transfers are making their way to Italy over the summer and some major stars cannot be overlooked.

Who will be the best players in the Serie A? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Serie A players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

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FIFA 23 Serie A top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro ImmobileLazio+188
Milan SkriniarInter Milan+187
Romelu LukakuInter Milan-187
Theo HernandezA.C Milan+286
Wojciech SzczesnyJuventus-186
Kalidou KoulibalyNapoli86
Lautaro MartinezInter Milan+186
Paul PogbaJuventus-186
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazio+186
Mike MaignanA.C Milan+286

There are some incredible storylines that should make for some great Serie A Ultimate Team squads in FIFA 22. Superstars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are returning to their former clubs after time in the Premier League.

Given how both of these players failed to meet expectations, their ratings are expected to drop in FIFA 23. While new faces will make their way to Serie A, some top players will be departing including Chiellini, Insigne, Kessie, and possibly more.

Fortunately, top performers from the previous season are ready to step in to fill the void in Ultimate Team. Mike Maignan won the goalkeeper of the year award last season so there’s no denying that he’s deserving of a rating increase.

Milan Skriniar was a brick wall for Inter Milan last season and will surely receive a rating increase whether he stays with Inter Milan or moves on to PSG as rumors suggest. Koulibaly is another that could depart Serie A, but if he stays at Napoli he’ll continue to be one of the best defenders in the league.

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FIFA 23 Serie A rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The top 10 player ratings list is dominated by Italy’s elite, but the Serie A has some hidden gems across clubs outside of the top six. EA will dish out some interesting upgrades and downgrades across the league. FIFA 23 will take into account the top performers of last season as well as the duds that failed to meet expectations.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Serie A club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Atalanta

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Duvan Zapata83
Ruslan Malinovsky+182
Mario Pasalic+482

Bologna

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marko Arnautovic81
Roberto Soriano+179
Riccardo Orsolini+177

Cremonese

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emanuele Valeri75
Leonardo Sernicola73
Matteo Bianchetti72

Empoli

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Szymon Zurkowski+373
Petar Stojanovic+273
Andrea Pinamonti+573

Fiorentina

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lucas Torreira+181
Nicolas Gonzalez+279
Cristiano Biraghi+278

Hellas Verona

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonin Barak+280
Giovanni Simeone+378
Adrien Tameze+176

Inter Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Milan Skriniar+187
Romelu Lukaku-187
Lautaro Martinez+186

Juventus

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Paul Pogba-186
Wojciech Szczesny-186
Juan Cuadrado+184

Lazio

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro Immobile+188
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic+186
Luis Alberto84

Lecce

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Grabriel75
Gianluca Frabotta+273
Strefezza+570

A.C. Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mike Maignan+286
Theo Hernandez+286
Fikayo Tomori+382

Monza

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Alessio Cragno-180
Leonardo Mancuso+274
Giulio Donati+173

Napoli

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kalidou Koulibaly86
Fabian +183
Victor Osimhen+282

Roma

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lorenzo Pellegrini+182
Leonardo Spinazzola-182
Tammy Abraham+381

Salernitana

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Franck Ribery-180
Luigi Sepe77
Federico Fazio+176

Sampdoria

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonio Candreva79
Francesco Caputo+179
Emil Audero 78

Sassuolo

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Domenico Berardi+284
Andrea Consigli81
Maxime Lopez+378

Spezia

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniele Verde+276
Ivan Provedel+175
Giulio Maggiore+273

Torino

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrea Belotti-180
Sasa Lukic+277
Armando Izzo-178

Udinese

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gerard Deulofeu+180
Roberto Pereyra80
Marco Silvestri79

EA are yet to reveal the official ratings for Serie A players in FIFA 23. We’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information when ratings are revealed.


For more on FIFA 23 ratings, be sure to check our predictions for Premier League ratings in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team.

Image credits: EA Sports / Serie A

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Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes: Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg, bug fixes, more

Apex Legends has a brand-new 1.99 patch which brings bug fixes and new interactive Easter Egg for Lifeline’s Clinic.

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Respawn Entertainment have dropped a new patch for Apex Legends Season 13, which includes a variety of changes and even interactive objects for Lifeline’s Town Takeover.

In addition to the ranked split which occurred on June 28, Apex Legends has received a brand-new patch for Season 13, bringing a variety of bug fixes and updates to the game.

The Apex Legends 1.99 patch is small, but for those who are interested, here are the patch notes for the update.

Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg

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This patch is very small, and Respawn Entertainment haven’t actually revealed patch notes for what the update actually brought to the game. However, thanks to dataminer Kralindo, we have information on what the update has done.

One of the most interesting changes in the patch is the addition of interactive objects in Lifeline’s Town Takeover.

In Lifeline’s Clinic, players can now play the drums, guitar, and more. Interacting with these objects will play audio, which is a little Easter Egg for Lifeline’s previous occupation as a punk band drummer, hence her drum sticks Heirloom.

Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes

Although there are no official patch notes for the Apex Legends 1.99 patch, luckily Kralindo has gone through the game’s code and figured out some of the changes.

There may be more changes server-side, but here are all the changes Kralindo managed to see:

  • Some small Newcastle tactical changes, most likely bug fixes
  • Lifeline town takeover interactive objects activated
  • 500 Apex Coins enabled in the store (via playlist)
  • Really small change for the Replicator

That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 13 1.99 patch. For more, check out how the ranked reset works.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of June 30, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.4%
  2. Wraith – 10.2%
  3. Valkyrie – 10%
  4. Pathfinder – 9.5%
  5. Bloodhound – 8.4%
  6. Horizon – 6.1%
  7. Lifeline – 4.9%
  8. Bangalore – 4.6%
  9. Ash – 3.9%
  10. Fuse – 3.6%
  11. Loba – 3.3%
  12. Caustic – 3.2%
  13. Seer – 3%
  14. Mirage – 2.8%
  15. Gibraltar – 2.5%
  16. Wattson – 2.4%
  17. Rampart – 2.4%
  18. Revenant – 2.2%
  19. Newcastle – 2%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  21. Crypto – 1.7%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Bloodhound – 8.4%

apex legends bloodhound character

Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.4%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 9.5%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.5%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

3. Valkyrie – 10%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 10%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Wraith – 10.2%

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number two spot with a 10.2% pick rate in Season 13.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 13.

1. Octane – 11.4% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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With an 11.4% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number one spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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