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Halo Infinite June 14 update patch notes: Ranked Arena matchmaking, vehicle buffs, more

Here are the full patch notes for Halo Infinite’s June 14 update which makes changes to Ranked Arenas matchmaking and buffs vehicles.

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With Halo Infinite Season 2 in full swing, 343 Industries dropped the June 14 update to fix some of the season’s more pressing issues across multiplayer, campaign, and the game as a whole. Here are the full June 14 patch notes.

Although Halo Infinite was praised for its map design and gameplay at launch, many felt let down by the lack of new content across its first season. Five months later, 343 Industries dropped Season 2 which brought a brand-new Battle Pass, new maps, modes, and more.

Now, the latest Halo Infinite seeks to fix some of the issues plaguing Season 2 such as slow load times, stability, Ranked Arena matchmaking, and more.

Here’s everything in Halo Infinite’s June 14 update patch notes.

Halo Infinite ranked screen

New Halo Infinite Ranked Area matchmaking restrictions

Like any free-to-play game, Halo Infinite suffers from hackers – especially in its Ranked Arena. The latest restrictions introduced in the June 14 update should deter cheaters from repeatedly making new accounts to ruin Ranked matches.

Previously, Halo players only needed to play 10 qualifier matches to join Ranked Arenas but now, players will need to complete 25 matches in other non-Ranked playlists. However, this won’t apply to those who have already completed 25 non-Ranked matches ahead of the update.

If you receive an “unknown error” message when searching for Ranked, simply download the June 14 update and try again.

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Vehicles buffed in Halo Infinite June 14 update

Vehicles are a major part of Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle mode, but the devs felt that light and medium vehicles such as the Banshee and Warthog weren’t sturdy enough.

Halo Infinite’s June 14 update has increased the durability of light and medium vehicles, so vehicles should have a much larger presence in BTB and larger maps.

Halo Infinite June 14 patch notes

Global

  • Season 2 artwork has been added to loading screens across the game.
  • All changes to Target Frame Rate in the Settings tab are now reflected in-game for Xbox Series X and Series S users.
  • Load times for the Battle Pass, Challenges, Customize and Shop menus have been improved.
  • The volume of the Disruptor’s supercombine has been reduced when heard from a distance.
  • When both Battle Pass and Event rewards are unlocked in the same match, all unlocked rewards will now appear in the same post-match notification menu. Additionally, these menus will now consistently show all unlocked items.

Campaign

  • Weapon racks and ammo crates in the Warship Gbraakon mission are now available consistently.
  • Music now plays consistently in the mission Conservatory and in the main menu.

Multiplayer

  • The Ranked Arena matchmaking playlist is now unlocked by completing 25 matches in other non-Ranked playlists. This change will not apply to players who have already completed 25 non-Ranked matches prior to this update.
    • Due to this change, some players on older versions of Halo Infinite will receive an “Unknown error” when searching in the Ranked Arena playlist. Download this Drop Pod update to continue playing Ranked Arena in matchmaking.
  • A new Fireteam Competitive Skill Ranking (CSR) limit has been implemented for Ranked matchmaking. For more information, please see the Fireteam CSR Limit article.
  • Xbox One stability has been improved to reduce instances of players not entering matchmaking sessions normally.
  • Alterations have been made to increase the durability of light vehicles (Wasp, Banshee, Mongoose) and medium vehicles (Warthog, Chopper, Ghost, Shade). Please see Halo Infinite Weapon, Vehicle, and Equipment Inventory for more information.
  • Unique icons have been added to the Custom Game menu to represent Land Grab and Last Spartan Standing modes.
  • Grenades exploding, respawning, and other effects will no longer repeatedly occur during gameplay.
  • Enemies can no longer be pinged when a wall or another obstacle is blocking them. A direct line of sight is now needed to ping an enemy’s location.

Accessibility

  • Various issues tied to the User Interface (UI) Narration option in the Accessibility tab of the Settings menu have been resolved. For example:
    • All sent messages in the chat window will now be read aloud as the user scrolls up or down through chat history.
    • Players will now be informed when the chat window has been opened and closed.
    • Narration now indicates where to invite players in the social menu.
    • Instances of blank messages when text-to-speech is enabled have been resolved.
  • The text chat window will now consistently show the latest messages received.
    • This issue may still occur if Speech-to-Text is enabled in the Accessibility tab of the Settings menu.

Known Issues

With this update, the team has added one new issue to our Known Issues list. Visit the Known Issues & Workarounds section for more information.

  • Launching Halo Infinite while disconnected from the internet or while Halo services are offline will result in multiplayer modes such as Academy and Custom Games being inaccessible. This issue will not occur in sessions where Halo Infinite is able to connect to the required services and then is later disconnected from the internet.
    • Campaign is still accessible when this issue occurs.

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FIFA 22 FUTTIES: Release date, promo explained, & player leaks

According to FIFA 22 leaks, the FUTTIES promo will be making its way to Ultimate Team shortly along with some of this year’s best cards.

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A FIFA 22 leaker has revealed that the FUTTIES promo is returning to Ultimate Team this summer as a victory lap celebrating the game mode’s best cards of the year.

FUTTIES isn’t necessarily the final FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promo, but it will symbolically wrap up the title by celebrating some of the best special cards we’ve seen since launch. Players can expect to get their hands on boosted versions of this year’s best special items as they make their way to packs, SBCs, and Objectives.

FUTTIES provides FIFA 22 players with a rare second chance. You can expect to revisit some of the best promo cards of the year that you may have missed out on the first time around.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ultimate Team’s FUTTIES including an explanation of the promo and the expected release date.

FIFA 22 FUTTIES release date

FUTTIES is expected to hit Ultimate Team on Friday, July 15 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. According to renowned FIFA leaker FutSheriff, FUTTIES will follow Shapeshifters as the next promo that Ultimate Team players could enjoy.

Previously, Sheriff reported that FUTTIES would arrive on July 8, but the leaker has now claimed that Shapeshifters Team 4 is expected on this date instead. This has pushed FUTTIES’ expected start date by one week.

We’ll let you know when EA officially confirms the promo’s arrival.

FUTTIES FIFA 22 promo explained

FIFA 21 Futties

The FUTTIES promo is meant to wrap up the Ultimate Team promo calendar by celebrating the best special items of the year. FIFA 22 brought us some truly amazing cards, so here’s a look at how the promo should work.

For starters, Ultimate Team players will have a chance to vote between two previous special cards on any given day. The player who wins the fan vote will not only receive an upgrade but the card will be made available via SBC.

In addition to incredible SBC and Objectives content, some of the best special items from FUT 22 will be re-released. In FIFA 21 there were three batches of re-released FUTTIES teams that appeared in Ultimate Team packs.

FIFA 22 FUTTIES player leaks

Ronaldo FIFA 22

FutSherrif has reliably provided details of leaked promo players throughout the entirety of FIFA 22. The leaker’s coverage of FUTTIES should be no different as players are expected to be revealed prior to the July 15 release.

We’ll keep you posted as more information concerning the FIFA 22 FUTTIES promo comes to light. Given that the promo highlights previous special cards that were already in the game, leaks may be difficult to come by, but we’ll update this section accordingly.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 including new features & expected changes.

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Where to find & open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines in Fortnite: Location & guide

Here’s how to find and open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines to complete Fortnite’s Indiana Jones Questline.

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The brand-new Shuffled Shrines POI has appeared with the 21.20 update and features an Indiana Jones-style secret room to investigate. You’ll need to find it and get inside to complete the Indy Quests, so here’s how.

Fortnite players have been desperate to finally unlock the Indiana Jones Battle Pass skin, and it finally went live with the 21.20 update. Alongside Indy, there’s the brand-new Shuffled Shrines POI just west of the Joneses.

Shuffled Shrines has a secret door that players need to open to unlock the Indiana Jones Quests, and in true Indy fashion, there’s a puzzle to solve and deadly traps to avoid. Here’s how to solve the puzzle and open the secret door to complete the Fortnite Indiana Jones Quests.

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How to open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines in Fortnite

Fortnite players looking to open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines will need to solve the stone puzzle.

There will be four stones around Shuffled Shrines, each with a different color-coded symbol. Starting on the south side of Shuffled Shrines, head clockwise around the area, marking down the symbol displayed on each shrine. While the stones will always be in the same place, the symbols will change each match.

You can check out their locations on the map below, and you’ll be able to hear them as you approach.

Shuffled Shrines stone locations map

Once you’ve got all four symbols, head to the secret door in the middle of the POI. You’ll find four stones with the symbols, and use your interact button to have the stones display the symbols in the order that you visited them.

Once all four are correct, the stones will start glowing and the door will open. As this is an Indiana Jones Quest and POI, you’ll need to be careful of the traps that line the corridor as you approach the artifact.

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Mythic chests in Fortnite Shuffled Shrines POI

Once you reach the main chamber where the artifact sits on a plinth (picking this up will give 250 Gold), look to your right and you’ll notice a doorway masked by a large bush.

Head through the door and go right to the end of the corridor and you’ll find two Mythic chests and you’ll complete the “Find the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrines” Indiana Jones Quest and unlock the Indy’s Dustoff Emote. But be careful, you can be squished by a boulder on your way out.


For more Fortnite, check out all of the cosmetics found in the 21.20 game files, as well as the leaked Dragon Ball Z crossover coming soon.

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FIFA 23 LaLiga ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

Spain’s LaLiga is set to host some of the top talent in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 LALIGA ratings

LaLiga will deliver some of the best players in FIFA 23, with Champions League winners Real Madrid and bitter rival Barcelona set to take over Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top LaLiga ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Prior to the release of FIFA 23, EA will provide their updated player ratings for the Ultimate Team game mode. Performances throughout the 2021/2022 season are the criteria with which EA provides upgrades and downgrades to some of the best Ultimate Team players.

After losing their two biggest stars in Ronaldo and Messi over the past few years, LaLiga seems stronger than ever with Real Madrid recently crowned champions of Europe and Spain.

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

FIFA 23 Real Madrid

FIFA 23 LaLiga top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Karim BenzemaReal Madrid+291
Thibaut CourtoisReal Madrid+291
Jan OblakAtletico Madrid91
Marc-Andre ter StegenBarcelona-189
CasemiroReal Madrid89
Luka ModricReal Madrid+188
Toni KroosReal Madrid-187
Luis SuarezAtletico Madrid-187
Frenkie de JongBarcelona87
Jordi AlbaBarcelona86

Karim Benzema is the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or after his miraculous displays led Real Madrid to widespread success in 2022. Madrid teammates Courtois, Modric, and Vinicius Junior should all be in line for upgrades as well.

Barcelona are still on a journey to reach former heights, and their manager Xavi seems to be imprinting his style of play on the current squad. Jordi Alba was perhaps their best player last season and despite his age, he should maintain his rating from FIFA 22.

The biggest question mark for Barcelona is midfielder Frenkie de Jong who is also one of their highest-rated Ultimate Team players in FIFA.

Manchester United are pushing for his signature, but Barcelona’s midfield should continue to thrive with Pedri, Gavi, and new signing Franck Kessie trending upwards.

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FIFA 23 LaLiga rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The top ten players were unsurprisingly comprised of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid stars. However, the middle of the pack in LaLiga is a strong bunch with Villarreal, Sevilla, Real Betis, and Valencia all expected to provide high-rated players in FIFA 23

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

Almeria

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Umar Sadiq+277
Lucas Robertone+177
Alex Centelles75

Athletic Club de Bilbao

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Muniain+184
Inigo Martinez+182
Unai Simon82

Atletico Madrid

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jan Oblak91
Luis Suarez-187
Marcos Llorente86

Barcelona

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marc-Andre ter Stegen-189
Frenkie de Jong87
Jordi Alba86

Cadiz

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jeremias Conan Ledesma+380
Lucas Perez-277
Alfonso Espino+276

Celta Vigo

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Iago Aspas+185
Denis Suarez+179
Brais Mendez+278

Elche

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Edgar Badia-277
Johan Mojica+276
Omar Mascarell+175

Espanyol

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Sergi Darder+281
De Tomas+180
Embarba-179

Getafe

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Dakonam Djene81
David Soria81
Nemanja Maksimovic+180

Girona

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristhian Stuani+177
Samu Saiz+176
Aleix Garcia+274

Mallorca

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jaume Costa-177
Pablo Maffeo+277
Angel-177

Osasuna

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
David Garcia+381
Ruben Garcia79
Sergio Herrera+179

Rayo Vallecano

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Diego Lopez+279
Alvaro Garcia+176
Oscar Trejo+176

Real Betis

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Nabil Fekir+286
Canales+184
Alex Moreno+280

Real Madrid

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Karim Benzema+291
Thibaut Courtois+291
Casemiro89

Real Sociedad

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Oyarzabal85
Merino+184
David Silva-184

Real Valladolid

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Roque Mesa+278
Shon Weissman77
Lucas Olaza-276

Sevilla

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marcos Acuna+185
Jules Kounde+184
Alejandro Gomez-184

Valencia

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Carlos Soler+283
Gabriel Paulista+183
Gaya-182

Villarreal

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Parejo86
Gerard Moreno-185
Pau Torres+183

EA have not yet revealed the full slate of LaLiga ratings in FIFA 23. When they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out our player rating predictions for the Premier League, Serie A, and Bundesliga.

Image credits: EA Sports / LaLiga

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