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Halo Infinite devs reportedly working on new Invasion-style mode, not battle royale

It appears that a Halo Infinite battle royale is even further away as an Invasion-style mode has been leaked instead.

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Battle royale fans are desperate for Halo Infinite to receive a last-man-standing mode but it seems ever more unlikely as the game will reportedly get an Invasion-style mode instead.

The battle royale genre blew up in 2017 with Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, and its popularity hasn’t waned in the slightest. Warzone, Apex Legends, and Fortnite still top Twitch’s most-viewed list, and many were disappointed to hear Halo Infinite would launch without one.

It appears that if Halo Infinite does ever get a battle royale mode, it’s still a long way off. New reports claim Halo will receive an Invasion-style mode which isn’t a battle royale.

Halo Infinite player standing in a map

Windows Central Gaming reported that Certain Affinity, an independent dev team that worked on Halo Infinite, “is developing an all-new mode for Halo Infinite’s multiplayer.”

According to their report, this new mode codenamed “Tanaka” is designed to be “newcomer-friendly” and “isn’t as demanding competitively” as Big Team Battle and Arena. They also said that it’s “intended to entice users who typically aren’t interested in Halo, potentially targeting gamers on Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone, or Apex Legends.”

Halo leaker ‘Surasia4’ weighed in on January 29, saying: “I have heard the same” and it’s “a sort of Invasion 2.0.”

Invasion is a fan-favorite game mode from Halo Reach, where players must attack and defend objectives while playing as both the UNSC and the Covenant. It hasn’t been seen since, but Surasia4 believes Certain Affinity’s new mode will be modeled after Invasion.

They revealed that this mode is like a “bigger team battle” and “You can ‘hack’ sentinels so they join your team, and defend FOBs (Forward Operating Bases).” They also clarified that it’s “not a BR.

343 Industries have previously said “the only BR we’re interested in is Battle Rifle,” so while not impossible, it’s very unlikely that Halo Infinite will introduce a traditional battle royale.

As for a release date, Surasia4 said that “there’s been assets created for it so I’d say we’ll hear about it Q3 2022,” which is either July, August, or September 2022.

It’s worth noting that this leaker has been called “unreliable” in the past, so we’ll need to wait and see what this reported mode could be.


You can also check out the five things Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Ranked Play should steal from Halo Infinite.

Image Credit: 343 Industries

FIFA 22

How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Verratti SBC

Ultimate Team players can add an elite Italian midfielder to their squad during the Ligue 1 TOTS promo in FIFA 22.

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FIFA 22 Flashback Verratti SBC

PSG midfielder Verratti is available via SBC during the Ligue 1 TOTS promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Verratti Flashback SBC with the cheapest solution.

EA have released yet another excellent FIFA 22 Flashback SBC following the highly rated Flashback Isco. This time the focus shifts from Spain to France, as the Ligue 1 TOTS takes center stage.

Verratti will be an excellent addition to squads given there are five PSG players in the Ligue 1 TOTS. If you get your hands on some top-caliber Ligue 1 players, you’ll want to consider completing the Flashback Verratti SBC.

Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Verratti Flashback SBC, including the cheapest solution.

FIFA 22 Flashback Verratti SBC stats

Verratti Flashback FIFA 22 stats

Flashback Verratti will feel like an Icon card in FIFA 22 thanks to his incredible stats. Verratti is the ultimate all-around midfielder who can occupy any position in the center of the pitch from CAM to CDM. Verratti is known for his range of passing and his in-game stats of 97 Short Passing and 97 Long Passing are incredible.

Verratti is also capable of putting in a tackle and winning the ball back with his 91 Standing Tackle and 94 Sliding Tackle. His Dribbling stats should not be underestimated either as all six individual statistics are well into the 90s.

How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Verratti SBC

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: PSG, Italy, and Ligue 1. With a value of around 260,000 coins, Verratti is fairly priced given his incredible stats and strong links to some of the best players available in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

PSG requirements

  • # of players from PSG: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

PSG solution – Cost: 40,000 coins

PSG Verratti SBC solution FIFA 22

Italy requirements

  • # of players from Italy: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Italy solution – Cost: 88,000 coins

Italy Verratti SBC solution FIFA 22

Ligue 1 requirements

  • # of players from Ligue 1: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50

Ligue 1 solution – Cost: 135,000 coins

Ligue 1 Verratti SBC solution FIFA 22

The Flashback Verratti SBC will be available for two weeks as it expires on June 10. The two weeks should give you sufficient time to submit the required squads valued at around 260,000 coins.

Verratti is a meta midfielder that will be a solid addition to teams even at this stage of the game. If you pack one of Neymar, Mbappe, Messi, Mendes, or Marquinhos, completing Verratti is a must.


With the FIFA 22 Serie A TOTS arriving June 3, Verratti will also link to the best Italian players who make the official squad.

Image Credits: EA Sports / FUTBIN

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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 is continuing to grow 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 May 27, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Wraith – 10.8%
  2. Octane – 10.5%
  3. Valkyrie – 9.6%
  4. Bloodhound – 9.1%
  5. Pathfinder – 8.1%
  6. Horizon – 6.2%
  7. Newcastle – 4.9%
  8. Bangalore – 4.6%
  9. Ash – 4.1%
  10. Lifeline – 4.1%
  11. Loba – 3.5%
  12. Fuse – 3.3%
  13. Gibraltar – 3.1%
  14. Rampart – 3%
  15. Mirage – 2.8%
  16. Caustic – 2.7%
  17. Revenant – 2.2%
  18. Seer – 2.1%
  19. Wattson – 2.1%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  21. Crypto – 1.7%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Pathfinder – 8.1%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 8.1%, 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.

4. Bloodhound – 9.1%

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 9.1%. 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.

3. Valkyrie – 9.6%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 9.6%, 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. Octane – 10.5%

apex legends octane character

With a 10.5% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number two 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.

1. Wraith – 10.8% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

apex legends wraith character

Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number one spot with a 10.8% 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.


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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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS: Release date & Team of the Season squad

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS is one of the biggest releases of the year, here’s everything you need to know about the event including the full quad.

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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS

The Ligue 1 TOTS has arrived in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, celebrating the very best players that the French league has to offer. Here’s everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 Ligue TOTS, from the release date to the official squad.

FIFA 22 TOTS is in full swing, and EA is showering its players constantly with new and exciting content. The Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga squads have made quite an impact on many FUT teams, and the Ligue 1 squad is set to follow suit.

In recent years, Ligue 1 has emerged as one of the most popular leagues in Ultimate Team, with many of the game’s biggest names plying their trade over in France for PSG, Lille, and other clubs. Unsurprisingly, this means the Ligue 1 is always one of the most-anticipated releases of the year.

We’ve got everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS right here, including the release date and official squad.

FIFA 22 Team of the Season card design

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS release date

According to the official schedule announced by EA Sports, Ligue 1 TOTS hit Ultimate Team on Friday, May 27, 2022. It replaced the LaLiga squad in packs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The French league will take center stage for an entire week before being replaced by Serie A on the following Friday.

Don’t worry, though, if you miss out on the player you wanted, the best Ligue 1 players will likely return for Ultimate TOTS on June 10.

Mbappe in FIFA 22

Ligue 1 TOTS voting in FIFA 22

Unfortunately, the Ligue 1 TOTS did not take fan votes into account. While the likes of the Premier League and Bundesliga always allow players to vote, other leagues are hand-picked by EA themselves.

The schedule never mentioned a voting window for the French league and EA selected the elite players involved.

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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS predictions

There have been plenty of stellar performances in Ligue 1 this season. PSG were an unstoppable force as they reclaimed their title, but stars from up and down the table are also worthy of a mention.

With this in mind, here is our predicted FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS. We’ll keep these predictions here following the squad reveal to track which players made the cut.

Goalkeeper

  • Alban Lafont (FC Nantes)

Defenders

  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille)
  • Johnathan Clauss (RC Lens)

Midfielders

  • Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
  • Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes)
  • Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

Attackers

  • Jonathan David (Lille)
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 Team of the Season squad

Goalkeeper

  • Alban Lafont – FC Nantes – GK

Defenders

  • Nuno Mendes – PSG – LB
  • Marquinhos – PSG – CB
  • William Saliba – Marseille – CB
  • Jonathan Clauss – Lens – RWB

Midfielders

  • Aurélien Tchouaméni – AS Monaco – CDM
  • Seko Fofana – Lens – CM
  • Mattéo Guendouzi – Marseille – CM
  • Lucas Paqueta – Lyon – CAM

Attackers

  • Martin Terrier – Rennes – LW
  • Neymar – PSG – LW
  • Dimitri Payet – Marseille – CF
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco – ST
  • Kylian Mbappé – PSG – ST
  • Lionel Messi – PSG – RW

The biggest names in world football have made the cut in FIFA 22. PSG is a powerhouse in the world of football and the club is well represented in the Ligue 1 TOTS with Neymar, Messi, Mbappe, Mendes, and Marquinhos included in the official squad.

Aside from PSG’s trio of attackers, Fofana, Tchouameni, and Ben Yedder are expected to be the most sought-after players in the Ligue 1 TOTS squad.


There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS. For more, be sure to check out our guide to the Serie A TOTS for Italy’s best.

Image credits: EA Sports

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