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Halo Infinite devs promise fix for desync bug that’s ruining games

Halo Infinite’s developers have reassured fans that they’re looking into the game’s desync issues and have promised a fix.

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Halo Infinite devs have finally responded to the game’s frustrating desync issues, that have left players frustrated and struggling with buggy gameplay.

343 Industries have been investigating some of Halo Infinite’s biggest problems, such as Big Team Battle’s matchmaking and hackers. Their aim is to improve the gameplay experience for fans as much as possible.

Now, the developers are focusing their efforts on one of the game’s most prominent issues: desyncs. 343 Industries have reassured Halo Infinite fans that they’re aware of this issue and have promised a fix.

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Jerry Hook, Head of Design at 343 Industries, stated that they’re looking into Halo Infinite’s issues: “We are jumping back in and it looks like the great engineers have over the break been working on the issues with BTB and PC cheating.”

He then added that the desync problem is “being looked at.” Online games can sometimes get ruined by connection issues that cause a desync between people’s connections in a lobby, making players appear in the wrong spot.

This problem has persisted across game modes like Big Team Battle and Team Slayer. It seems that fans won’t have to put up with this issue much longer, as it will get patched up in a future update.

At the time of writing, the devs haven’t given us an ETA for when the desync issues will be patched. Halo Infinite fans have plenty of fixes to look forward to, with 343 promising a patch for mid-February.

We’ll hopefully see major improvements to the game’s matchmaking servers as well as the problem of hackers.


For more Halo, check out this Halo Infinite leak that reveals a potential Buzz Lightyear crossover and the Halo Infinite 2022 player count.

Image Credit: 343 Industries

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 14 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, but which Legends are dominating Season 14 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 14 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 14 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 22 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 14 now here, the new Legend Vantage has already knocked some fan-favorite characters out of the running.

Let’s see how the current roster’s pick rates are looking to give us an idea of the most popular Legends in Apex Legends Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 14 pick rate ranked list

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 14 ranked, as of August 19, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Vantage – 12%
  2. Octane – 9.8%
  3. Wraith – 8.9%
  4. Pathfinder – 7.9%
  5. Bloodhound – 7.8%
  6. Valkyrie – 6%
  7. Horizon – 5.8%
  8. Seer – 4.4%
  9. Bangalore – 4.3%
  10. Lifeline – 4.1%
  11. Loba – 3.6%
  12. Fuse – 3.1%
  13. Ash – 3%
  14. Mad Maggie – 2.8%
  15. Newcastle – 2.8%
  16. Mirage – 2.5%
  17. Caustic – 2.4%
  18. Revenant – 2.1%
  19. Wattson – 1.9%
  20. Gibraltar – 1.7%
  21. Rampart – 1.6%
  22. Crypto – 1.3%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 14

5. Bloodhound – 7.8%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 14.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark the seasons go on, and they have dropped slightly to 7.8%. Don’t let that put you off though, as 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 – 7.9%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 7.9%, 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. Wraith – 8.9%

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number three with an 8.9% pick rate in Season 14.

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 14.

2. Octane – 9.8%

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With a 9.8% pick rate, the speed demon has been dropped to the number two spot but continues his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 14, 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.

1. Vantage – 12% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 14

Vantage and Echo in Apex Legends

Of course, it’s the brand-new Legend Vantage that takes the top spot in Apex Legends Season 14. With a 12% pick rate, Vantage has stolen the show from other top Legends such as Octane and Valkyrie.

Vantage’s incredible popularity is probably due to her being new, but she’s not to be trifled with either. Her Sniper Rifle is an incredibly strong weapon, she’s able to wall run, and has a direct counter to Mirage.

How her pick rate will change throughout Season 14 remains to be seen, but she’s well-worth using on the overhauled Kings Canyon.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 14. 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 how to get the Twitch Prime skin for the month of August.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Fortnite Lord of the Rings easter egg teases Tolkien crossover coming soon

Fortnite players have discovered a major Lord of the Rings easter egg on the map, teasing a crossover is coming soon.

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Fortnite players have discovered a familiar Lord of the Rings landmark in the Season 3 island, teasing the leaked crossover is coming soon.

It’s been a big week for The Lord of the Rings in the gaming space. Not only is Weta Workshop teaming up with Take-Two to develop a new game set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but Swedish company Embracer Group are acquiring the rights to everything Lord of the Rings.

Just as it’s been reported that the leaked Lord of the Rings content has been cut from MultiVersus, an easter egg discovered in-game teases that Middle-earth characters will be coming to Fortnite.

Fortnite content creator ‘Koooooomar’ discovered that the rock-child is building a replica of Helm’s Deep from the Lord of the Rings. This was the ancient fortress the people of Rohan retreated to in The Two Towers for the movie’s major battle. You can find the sculpture southeast of Condo Canyon on the shore.

There’s almost no denying this sculpture is based on Helm’s Deep, with the ramp leading up to the keep on the right-hand side and the Deeping Wall stretching across the makeshift valley. It even has a gap in the wall and scorch marks where the Uruk-Hai blew through it in the movie and trash makes up the advancing forces.

Leakers are convinced a Doomslayer skin will be coming soon thanks to it being free on the Epic Game store, but the same leak claims a Lord of the Rings crossover is also in the works.

With Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show releasing in September, this could be the perfect time to tie the bundles in with The Rings of Power. We could even see Sauron, Gandalf, or Galadriel in the Season 4 Battle Pass which goes live in late September, but that’s just hopeful speculation.

Image Credit: Epic Games / Warner Bros.

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Fortnite leaks claim new Doom Slayer skin could arrive soon

According to a new Fortnite leak, Epic Games might be planning to bring Doom Slayer as a brand-new cosmetic skin.

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A brand-new crossover might be arriving in Fortnite as leakers are claiming that Epic Games are planning to add a Doom Slayer skin to the battle royale title.

Epic Games have surprised Fortnite players throughout the seasons by introducing collaborations that add new crossover content to the game, including cosmetic skins for Dragon Ball characters.

Fortnite has also featured crossovers with other video game franchises such as Street Fighter, and new leaks claim that the battle royale title has entered into a collaboration with the Doom franchise.

Doom is a popular first-person shooter franchise that centers around a marine known as Slayer and his epic quest to battle an invasion of demons from hell. This character has also been given the name ‘Doomguy’ by fans of the series.

On August 19, prominent leaker ‘HYPEX’ tweeted that Epic Games are currently planning to introduce a Doom Slayer cosmetic outfit to Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 as part of a brand-new crossover.

This information reportedly came from another leaker ‘MidaRado,’ and while the exact release date of this brand-new Fortnite skin wasn’t revealed, HYPEX claims that it is “most likely coming next week.”

HYPEX added that Doom 64 is currently available for free on the Epic Games store until August 25 and Fall Guys also has Doom-themed skins. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if Epic Games also added Doom Slayer to Fortnite.

That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has yet to be officially confirmed by Epic Games. So, we won’t know for sure if this is accurate until next week.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guide on all the Dragon Ball Vending Machine locations on the map as well as how to complete all the Weekly Quests.

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