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Will Halo Infinite be on Game Pass? Release Date & more

Halo Infinite releases this year, but for those on Xbox and PC, you may be wondering whether it will appear on the popular Game Pass service.

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We have all the details for those Halo fans who wonder whether the Halo franchise’s next installment, Halo Infinite, will be released on Game Pass.

Halo Infinite has been doing pretty well with its Flight Tests, allowing players to get their hands on the game early and let the developers fine-tune the game up until release on December 8.

We have a lot of information on Halo Infinite now, like the weapons and maps we can expect on release that are undoubtedly helping to drum up plenty of excitement for the community.

Halo Infinite will feature a brand new Campaign and Multiplayer experience, with a unique Battle Pass system.

halo infinite master chief

The franchise has been dormant for some years now, so it’s great to see 343 Industries working hard to get the shooter back to where it deserves to be.

Halo is a classic shooter with many dedicated fans. Still, Infinite is likely to bring new players in, especially as the Multiplayer will be free-to-play for the gaming community, possibly enticing loads of new faces.

Halo is a Microsoft exclusive for those who don’t know, so it is only available on PC and Xbox. With that being said, Xbox and PC have had a lot of success with their Game Pass service, a system that gives paid subscribers free games, but will Halo Infinite feature on this system?

Let’s take a look.

Will Halo Infinite be available on the Xbox Game Pass?

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Halo Infinite will launch on December 8 and be available on Game Pass as soon as it releases. This means that subscribers of the popular Game Pass service will be able to enjoy everything that Halo infinite offers, including its highly anticipated Campaign.

Those looking only to play Multiplayer do not need to worry about being a Game Pass subscriber, as the Multiplayer portion of the first-person shooter will be free for everyone to download.

Well, there you have it. Halo Infinite will be available on Game Pass as soon as it is released. This is great for the game, as it could seriously increase player base and interaction and even draw new players to the franchise who may not have decided to try it out without it being on Game Pass.

For more on Halo Infinite, check out our article on the best FOV setting for the game.

Image Credits: 343 Industries

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Apex Legends & Fortnite Twitch viewership takes major hit as Fall Guys surges

The rise of Fall Guys since going free-to-play has seemingly led to a drop in Twitch viewers for both Fortnite and Apex Legends.

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Fall Guys character with The Foundation from Fortnite

Fall Guys has seen a massive bump in popularity since going free to play, so much so that it appears to have damaged rival battle royales Apex Legends and Fortnite’s popularity on Twitch.

For a few glorious months after its launch in 2020, Fall Guys was the hottest property in gaming. Millions of players took pleasure in dragging their clumsy jellybeans through outrageous levels in an attempt to be the last bean standing.

Despite being the most-downloaded PS Plus game of all time, Fall Guys failed to find the staying power that other battle royales like Warzone enjoyed. However, after going free-to-play and releasing on Switch and Xbox, the game saw its player base grow to over 20 million.

The resurgence of Fall Guys appears to have impacted its competitors too, with both Apex Legends and Fortnite taking a significant hit in Twitch viewership.

Fall Guys characters running through course

After going free-to-play in June, the latest Twitch figures show just how big a comeback Fall Guys has made. At the time of writing in July 2022, Fall Guys is the sixth most-viewed game on the platform with an average of 88,100 viewers.

This is a massive 22% increase from the previous week, placing Mediatonic’s quirky title alongside heavy hitters like Counter-Strike: GO and Escape from Tarkov.

What’s even more interesting is the effect that Fall Guys’ success has had on its rivals. Fortnite and Apex Legends have slipped behind Fall Guys with drops of 7.4% and 12.7% respectively, with Apex barely clinging on to a spot in the top 10.

Call of Duty: Warzone has also taken a significant dip, losing 16.2% of its Twitch audience in the last week.

Screen shot of Fall Guys Twitch viewership figures

Of course, it’s tough to tell if the drops seen by rival battle royales were directly caused by people tuning in to Fall Guys instead, but it’s definitely interesting to see such a drastic change in figures just after the game went F2P.

We’ll have to wait and see if Fall Guys can keep players and viewers on board this time around, but with Apex Legends Season 14 and Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 coming soon, Mediatonic has their work cut out for them.


In the meantime, check out the leaked Dragon Ball Z crossover in Fortnite, as well as the most popular character in Apex Legends Season 13.

Image credits: Mediatonic / Epic Games / Twitch Tracker

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FIFA 22 Title Update 14 patch notes: Low Driven Shots buff, new skill move, more

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 is set bring a major buff to Low Driven Shots, a brand-new skill move, and much more.

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FIFA 22 Title Update 14

EA have released details of the next major FIFA 22 patch. Check out the key takeaways and full FIFA 22 update 14 patch notes below.

FIFA 23 may be just months away, but there’s still plenty of life in this year’s game. With Summer Swaps in full swing and FUTTIES set to begin very soon, there’s more reason to head back into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team than ever.

On top of the constant cycle of fresh promos, EA is keeping FIFA 22 in a good spot by releasing regular title updates to make sure the on-the-pitch action is as slick as off-the-pitch.

Patch notes for FIFA 22 Title Update 14 are now live, and we’ve got all the details for you right here.

Salah using skills in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 release date

Although the patch notes are available, there is no word on when Title Update 14 will be ready for FIFA 22 players to download.

There shouldn’t be too long to wait though, as EA have said that the update will “soon be available” on PC.

FIFA updates tend to drop on PC platforms first, so Xbox and PlayStation players can expect to receive FIFA 22 Title Update 14 a couple of weeks after the launch on Steam and Origin.

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 Low Drive Shots buff

FIFA 22 player shooting

Low Driven Shots were an essential tool in a striker’s arsenal in previous years, but they haven’t had the same impact in FIFA 22. That is going to be rectified in Title Update 14 as the devs look to make them more viable.

Players can expect low to mid-power shots of this type to be 17.5% more accurate, meaning you won’t have to smash the ball with as much force to make sure Low Driven Shots are worth trying.

The devs said: “Our intent here is to provide players with an additional goalscoring option in 1v1 and other scenarios.”

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 new skill move

Those who enjoy playing with a bit of flair have a new skill move to terrorize defenders with in the form of the Ball Roll Cut 180. It essentially allows players with four or five-star skills to create space by quickly turning 180 degrees and fooling defenders.

To perform it, simply hold L1/LB and flick the right stick in the opposite direction to the way the dribbler is facing.

Check it out in action below:

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 patch notes

These are just a handful of the changes coming in FIFA 22 Title Update 14. Check the complete patch notes here courtesy of the EA Forum.

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Increased the likelihood of a knuckle ball shot occurring when requesting a high powered shot while the ball is 0.67 meters/2.2 feet away from the ball carrier.
  • Added the new Ball Roll Cut 180 Skill Move that can be performed by players with a 4 or 5 star Skill Move rating.
    – To learn more about the Ball Roll Cut 180 Skill Move, check out our Pitch Notes.
  • Greatly increased the accuracy of low and mid powered Low Driven Shots.
  • Significantly reduced the reach of attempted shot blocks by AI controlled players.
  • Significantly decreased the range required for a defender to attempt a tackle without being requested to do so.
  • Increased the distance between the defender and the ball carrier when the defender is requested to Contain or Teammate Contain.
  • Slightly increased the effectiveness of Finesse Shots in potential goalscoring situations in which the ball carrier is not under heavy pressure from a defender or goalkeeper.
  • Increased the speed at which the ball travels at following a low or mid powered header.
    – Lower powered headers are more likely to produce a lower ball trajectory.
  • Increased the speed at which the ball travels at following a chipped header.
  • Lowered the ball trajectory that can result from a chipped header.
  • Slightly increased animation speeds when dribbling, Agile Dribbling, and Strafe Dribbling.
  • Slightly increased the animation speed of Reverse Stepover, Stepover, and Body Feint Skill Moves.
  • Slightly reduced the reach of attempted shot blocks by human controlled players.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issue:

  • The Compare Price functionality did not always provide search results when used on some Stadium and Consumable Items.

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Addressed the following issue:

  • One of the default Avatars was not wearing shoes on the selection screen, and if that Avatar was selected, shoes could not be equipped to them.

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How to tame a horse in Minecraft

Horses are a great way to get around your Minecraft world, but first you need to find a saddle, tame a horse, and ride it.

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Taming a horse in Minecraft is the easiest and fastest way to get around your world. Here’s everything you need to know about acquiring your own steed, including what you need, how to tame it, ride it, and feed it.

Released back in 2011, Minecraft has dominated the gaming world for the last decade and remains the most played video game in the world to this day. Minecraft’s sandbox nature means the only limitations to your adventure our your imagination, something that has captured the hearts of players worldwide.

The first time you spawn into your randomly-generated world, the only way you’ll be able to get around is with your own two legs. As you progress in your save though, you’ll soon be able to find horses, and use them for transport.

Taming a horse isn’t too difficult, but can still be difficult to do if you’re not sure how it’s done. Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to grab a mount of your own.

Two horses in Minecraft

How to find a saddle in Minecraft

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to make a saddle for yourself, and the only way to get your hands on one is by finding it.

If you want the best chance of finding a saddle, there are a few places in Minecraft with good spawn percentages. These are:

  • Nether Fortress (35.3% chance)
  • Dungeons (27.9% chance)
  • Desert Temple (23.5% chance)
  • Village – Tanner’s Chest (17.3% chance)
  • Village – Weaponsmith’s Chest (16.2% chance)
  • Ancient City (16.1% chance)

While Nether Fortresses have the highest spawn chance, that doesn’t mean that every one of these menacing structures will have one. If you visit 10 Nether Fortresses, 3 to 4 of them will have a chest with a saddle inside.

Saddle in a chest in Minecraft

How to tame a horse in Minecraft

Now that you have a saddle, the next step is to tame a horse. These animals can be found roaming around the grassy plains of your world, so finding one shouldn’t be too difficult. Even better, you don’t need any food to make it yours.

To tame a horse, simply walk over to it and hop onto its back by either right-clicking or using Left Trigger / R2 on Xbox and PlayStation.

The horse may buck you off a few times, but keep jumping back on again and again. Eventually, the horse will accept you, and you’ll have tamed your own mount!

Once tamed, a health bar with hearts will appear above it. Your horse will take damage, so use Apples, Wheat, Golden Apples, Golden Carrots, or a Hay Bale to help feed it and rejuvenate its health.

Feeding a horse an apple in Minecraft

Riding your horse in Minecraft

Now that you’ve tamed your horse, you’ll need to be able to control where it goes. This is where your saddle comes in.

You can ride a horse without its saddle, but the creature will just aimlessly walk around, and you won’t be able to steer it. By placing a saddle on the animal, you’ll be able to decide where it goes, and also make it run faster to get you places quickly.

Horses can walk over flat land, and jump over two blocks at a time when galloping. Horses can also walk through water, but it cannot be more than one block deep, otherwise, your mount will start to sink and you’ll be thrown off.


There you have it! Follow these simple steps, and soon you’ll have your very own horse to ride through the rolling hills and grassy plains of Minecraft.

Image Credits: Mojang

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