An online leak appears to have revealed how much storage space the next installment of 343’s Halo franchise will need when it hits Xbox consoles later this year.
Fans are itching to get their hands on Master Chief’s next adventure, but something that isn’t always taken into account is how much memory the latest games will take to download. As games get more and more ambitious, the size of the files that have to be installed to consoles only goes up – with some taking up well over 100GB.
But where does Infinite fall? Well, an image has been floating around Reddit which seems to answer the question.
According to the leak, players will need to free up a whopping 97.24GB to install the long-awaited FPS, although it is likely to be smaller on the older Xbox One.
Journalists were recently allowed access to a preview build of the game, which weighed in at around 18GB. Although it’s worth noting that this early-access download was only made up of three multiplayer maps.
When the final game launches it will feature the campaign, forge, and the full multiplayer mode, the latter of which will also be released separately as a free-to-play standalone title.
Some larger titles, such as Call of Duty, have allowed players to download different modes separately as a way of not eating up as much storage. Fans are hoping 343 will follow suit, as the leaked requirements would take up a big chunk of the Series X’s 800GB hard drive.
Halo Infinite’s development has been hindered by a number of factors, with the ongoing global situation heavily contributing to the delays.
It was originally due to release as a launch title for the Xbox Series X and S in November 2020, but the disruptions caused it to be pushed back to 2021.
Halo Infinite is now penciled in for a Q4 release this year on Xbox Series X/S and PC, with the specific day and month yet to be confirmed.
Image credits: 343 Industries
Battlefield 2042 devs explain how progression, cosmetics & Mastery work
Alongside the Beta announcement, DICE has revealed a ton of information surrounding the game’s progression, cosmetics, and Mastery systems.
Battlefield 2042’s Beta has been officially announced, and alongside this, the DICE dev team has given an in-depth explanation of how the game’s progression and cosmetics will work.
Players love to grind weapons, skins, and more as they play their favorite multiplayer games. Unlocking new cosmetics to show off has become an integral part of the online FPS experience. Along with the Open Beta announcement, Battlefield 2042 devs DICE has revealed what players can expect this year.
As you play Battlefield 2042, you’ll be unlocking new weapons, cosmetics, player card customization, and weapon and vehicle mastery.
Here’s everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042’s progression and customization.
- Battlefield 2042 player progression system
- Battlefield 2042 Mastery system
- Battlefield 2042 Player Card customization
- Battlefield 2042 customization and skins
Battlefield 2042 player progression system
How to rank up in Battlefield 2042
DICE explained that they want Battlefield 2042’s player progression system to “reward the most XP to players who play the objectives and stick with their teams and squads until the match ends.” Of course, other actions such as getting kills, assists, and “other support actions” will also help you rank up.
They also revealed that Ribbons return in Battlefield 2042, giving players gameplay objectives to complete that boost XP. They explained that these Ribbons will have three tiers, with each granting a greater XP reward.
Here are some examples of Battlefield 2042 Ribbons:
- Objective Ribbon – Play the objective
- Wingman Ribbon – Support teammates with revives and various assists
- Logistics Ribbon – Heal and resupply others and repair vehicles
- Intel Ribbon – Spot and disrupt enemies, such as via EMP’s or destroying drones
- Combat Ribbon – Score kills and destroy vehicles
Battlefield 2042 Player Levels
Once a player reaches Level 99, they’ll progress to ‘S-levels,’ which allow players to go all the way up to level 999. There aren’t any more rewards to earn, but DICE said that “they are the ultimate way to show off your veterancy on the Battlefield!”
Battlefield 2042 Mastery system
Once you start leveling up and earning new weapons and vehicles, you can take it a step further by using Battlefield 2042’s Mastery system. But, DICE describes earning top Mastery rewards as a “monumental task.”
With this system, players can start earning “cosmetics for that hardware such as a new skin, and a new tier of Mastery Badge you acquire to decorate your Player Card and boast about your achievements.”
The top Mastery cosmetics will be distinguished by a black and red color scheme. Design Director Feras Musmar said that “Whenever you see those colors on a player, you’ll immediately understand they are one to be feared.”
Battlefield 2042 Player Card customization
Alongside the Mastery system, players can deck out their Player Card with their achievements across Battlefield 2042.
On their Player Card, Battlefield 2042 players can display:
- Player Icon and Title
- Player Card Art (Background)
- Up to three Mastery badges
- Player level (or later S-level)
Battlefield 2042 customization and skins
Players can either purchase cosmetic items for their Specialists, weapons, and vehicles or earn them through gameplay.
Specialist skins come in rarities, with Rare and Epic skins having both a Headgear and a Body component. These can be mixed and matched. But, Legendary skins come as they are, and the components can’t be swapped with another skin.
Here are all of the cosmetic rarities in Battlefield 2042:
- Common (Grey)
- Rare (Blue)
- Epic (Purple)
- Legendary (Gold)
And that’s all the information we have on Battlefield 2042’s progression and cosmetics so far! Once the game officially launches on November 19, we’ll have a complete understanding of how it all works.
For more Battlefield, you can check out everything we know about the upcoming Battlefield Mobile game.
Image Credit: DICE / EA
Are Fortnite servers down? Current Server Status
Having trouble connecting to the Fortnite online servers? Then use our detailed guide on how to check the current server status.
It’s frustrating when the Fortnite servers go down and players can not connect to the popular game. However, there can be various reasons for the Fortnite servers going down, so here is how to check the current Fortnite server status.
Fortnite’s servers are fuller than ever as the game has skyrocketed over the past couple of years to become one of the most popular video games globally, with an awe-inspiring number of players having played the game.
There’s tons to do, which is why we’ve gathered together information on how you can check the current Fortnite server status, and what to look out for when you can not connect properly.
Are Fortnite servers down?
No, the Fortnite servers are not currently down, and players should be able to play the game without any troubles unless it’s on their end.
There has been a bit of difficulty lately with players overwhelming the system, but as of September 28, 2021, all platforms are currently operational.
Current Fortnite server status
It is important to note that the servers for the fan-favorite game will go down whenever there is a major update for the game, such as the recent 18.10 update.
This is intentional, as Epic Games can not properly apply an update when there are millions of players on the servers, so they bring them down for a bit to apply updates correctly.
So if you are having trouble connecting, check to see if an update is being applied, which will likely be the reason.
How to check if the Fortnite servers are down
However, if no update is being applied, you can go to the official Epic Games online service website, which contains an up-to-date server status for Fortnite and lets the community know when there is an outage.
You can also check the official Fortnite Status Twitter account. This account will post updates on the Fortnite servers being down and fixes Epic Games is applying to fix the problems.
There is no doubt that having trouble connecting can be a headache, but these tips above will help keep you in the loop, so you know exactly what is going on when the Fortnite servers go down.
Image Credits: Epic Games
How to get Apex Legends 20 kill badge: Tips & Tricks
The Apex Legends 20 kill badge is difficult to obtain, but we’ve got some great tips and tricks that just might help you on your journey.
Respawn’s battle royale has many badges for players to obtain, but possibly the most difficult to gain is the Apex Legends 20 kill badge. Here are our tips and tricks to improve your chances.
Having said that, whether you are new to the game or not, you may be aware of the many badges players can gain for each Legend. The Apex Legends 20 kill badge is possibly the most sought-after badge, and these tips and tricks might help you get it.
How to get Apex Legends 20 kill badge
In order to get the 20 kill badge, players must rack up 20 kills in a single battle royale match. Unfortunately, players cannot gain the 20 kill badge in Arenas, but it would be a pretty big achievement if you got that number of kills in the 3v3 mode.
You may think that only Apex Predators and Masters are good enough to get this kind of badge. However, in reality, it takes time and patience to get the 20 kill badge, as well as a little bit of luck.
Here are our tips and tricks for getting the Apex Legends 20 kill badge.
Just getting a victory can be demanding some days in Apex Legends, but the key to reaching your goals and getting something like the 20 kill badge is being patient. Although this isn’t necessarily a gameplay tip, having a mentality of taking your time and working to achieve something can also be applied to your gameplay.
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For example, if you’re off to a good start in a match and have picked up some kills off the drop, stay patient and don’t start losing composure. Work out how many enemies are left alive, figure out a plan to eliminate the number of enemies you need, and stick with it.
Similarly to being patient, players will also have to be persistent on their journey to getting the 20 kill badge. Not every match will have the same opportunities, some games will end early, and the chance to get 20 kills may be distant after the first round.
Some games will be different and have an abundance of players right up until the final circles. Just stay persistent and don’t give up. That perfect lobby will come.
Sometimes dropping hot may give you the best chance of obtaining the 20 kill badge, especially if you get off to a good start and survive the chaos. However, sometimes it’s best to drop strategically, get the loot you need, and push the areas you know players will be fighting.
No fill or find a teammate to assist
The worst thing that can happen is for you to be close to your 20 kill badge, and some random teammates swoop in, taking the final kills you need to reach the goal.
You can avoid this by simply unticking “Fill Teammates” in the lobby, allowing you to play games as a solo. Or, you can equally get one of your friends to help you obtain the badge by asking them to assist you, doing damage to enemies but so that you can still get the kills.
Hopefully, these tips can help you get the Apex Legends 20 kill badge. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, so keep trying!
For more Apex Legends, check out our article on how the rank reset works for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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