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Halo Infinite leaks suggest Battle Royale has been replaced by new mode

It seemed that Halo Infinite would have Battle Royale, but a new leak suggests that this is not the case and a new mode has replaced it.

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There have been long-standing rumors that Halo Infinite would be getting a dedicated Battle Royale mode. However, a new leak has come out that indicated that it’s been replaced by a new mode.

Battle Royale has become such a phenomenon over the last few years that it would be understandable if Halo’s devs decided to try their own luck and experiment with it. The early impression was that we would be seeing 100 Master Chiefs using Spikers to assert their dominance.

However, a reliable leaker on Reddit has come forward with contradictory claims and thinks that Halo Infinite is opting for a different mode instead.

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Battle Royale not coming to Halo Infinite after all?

Given how successful Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends have been, other companies have decided that they want in the action. Call of Duty developers went with this mentality for Warzone and it paid off spectacularly.

You’d imagine that even a half-hearted Halo Battle Royale would be a huge success and a great accompaniment for Halo Infinite.

But Klobrille has claimed that 343 Industries are not interested in pursuing current trends and want to break new ground for the legendary Halo franchise.

Instead, the developers are going to focus on creating “Big Team Battle 2.0,” a new concept for Halo that seems to lean heavily on Battlefield elements.

The new mode could have some of the following features:

  • Enhanced vehicular combat
  • Squad spawning
  • Incoming pelican drops
  • Big teams

If this comes to fruition, then it will represent a leap forward in innovation for Halo and its multiplayer.

Halo Infinite is expected to launch to much hype and expectation later this year in the latter stages of 2021.

Image credits: 343 Industries

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How to get your Twitch 2020 recap

Here’s how you can get a full 2020 Twitch recap, showing you your most watched games, streamers, most-popular emotes, and more.

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Here’s how you can see your complete Twitch year in review for 2020.

Twitch 2020 recaps are here! These short recaps feature your top watched channels, streamers, game categories, total channel points gained, most popular emotes, and more. These recaps are sent out via email and will be sent out to users throughout today, January 15.

The email will even come with the option to export an image to share to social media, highlighting your yearly recap.

You can see an example image below, from streamer TheOceaneOpz.

All recaps seem to be unique in variety, so you’ll likely get a solid mix of stats to show off to your friends. You may be surprised just how much time you’ve spent on Twitch this year, which is sure to have gone up when compared to 2019 due to quarantine measures around the globe.

If you don’t have your recap in your email connected to your Twitch account quite yet, don’t worry. Recaps are still being sent out to users in large waves, so you might just need to wait a bit longer.

Be sure to share your Twitch recaps with us on Twitter, @CharlieIntel. Here’s to another year of good times on Twitch!

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New game modes and Ranked Solos leaked for Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 8 will be here soon, and new leaks have emerged suggesting that we’ll see a Ranked Solos mode among others.

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New game modes coming to Apex Legends

A brand new leak has revealed some more game modes that might be making their way to Apex Legends in Season 8. This includes the long-awaited Ranked Solos mode and a new version of Kings Canyon. 

Apex Legends Season 8 is almost here, which means that there’s a ton of exciting new content to look forward to. We might see a brand new Legend join the roster, some improvements for existing characters, and even new LTMs.

The battle royale has seen its share of different game modes over its Seasons, and the recent Fight Night Collection Event brought the Airdrop Escalation LTM. Now some new leaks are suggesting that the devs are planning to change things up even more.

According to these leaks, Respawn Entertainment will be introducing Ranked Solos and brand new game modes in an upcoming update. Here’s everything we know so far.

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Is there a Ranked Solo mode in Apex Legends Season 8?

This leak came from data-miner SomeoneWhoLeaks,  who posted images of someone testing out a few new game modes on January 14. These are planned to be revealed to fans when Season 8 of the battle royale goes live.  

We see appearances from the Arenas Team Deathmatch mode, along with one titled “Anniversary Event Kings Canyon.” The leak also shows off some game modes called “Locked and Loaded” and “Death Trigger.”

Looking closely, we can also spot a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. This stands out from the others as it is labeled with “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

This is something that will greatly please Apex fans since they’ve been asking for a Ranked Solos mode for quite some time now. The devs have made it clear that they don’t consider these to be “healthy” for the game, so they wouldn’t be implementing them anytime soon.

Keep in mind that these are still just rumors that have yet to be confirmed by Respawn themselves, so take them with a grain of salt. They even stood by their position on this topic on January 8, stating that Ranked Solos will not be added to the battle royale.

It’s possible that this mode is just being tested to assess data before releasing the new season. We’ll keep checking for updates, and will update you once we learn more.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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How to find Cayo Perico Treasure Chests in GTA Online

Rockstar Games have added Treasure Chests to GTA Online as part of The Cayo Perico Heist expansion, and you can find them daily.

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Treasure Chests in GTA Online

There are daily Treasure Chests hidden in The Cayo Perico Heist update that are worth $15,000 each, and you can find these when logging into GTA Online. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

The Cayo Perico Heist brought brand new opportunities for earning money when it went live on December 14. The actual payout of the heist is impressive, and there are also other commodities that can earn you some extra cash such as gold bars.

Aside from doing missions and objectives, you can also find Treasure Chests when exploring the island of Cayo Perico before the heist. These are easy to find, and each one you come across contains $15,000.

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Cayo Perico Treasure Chests locations

You can find two Treasure Chests daily when logging into GTA Online. One will be lying on the island, while the other can be found just off-shore in the water.

The game will notify you when you’re near one of these with the sound of bells ringing as you get closer to them. Just follow the sound until you see a prompt on-screen that lets you know that it’s time to open up the Treasure Chest.

Here’s how you can find them:

  1. Head to Cayo Perico to scope out the island
  2. Take a walk around that spot until you hear bells
  3. Keep walking in that area until you get an on-screen message
  4. Open the chest and claim the $15,000!

There are 10 possible locations where the chests can spawn on land, and these change every day. Luckily, YouTuber GTAMen has already compiled all of them on the GTA Online map.

Finding the ones that are underwater works the same way. The only major difficulty that arises is having to come up for air every few seconds after you dive into the ocean. For that reason, you should keep some rebreathers on you.

Just keep swimming towards the sounds of chiming bells until you get the prompt that tells you to open the Treasure Chest. GTAMen also went over all the underwater locations for these in another video.

So far, the Treasure Chests only rotate between these select locations. This might be subject to change later one, but right now you can find them by exploring these areas on the map daily when playing GTA Online.

Be sure to explore Cayo Perico as there are a ton of other fun activities and money-making opportunities at your disposal. GTA V’s first-ever map expansion has a lot of exciting content to offer, and it’s up to you to try it out.

Image Credits: Rockstar Games

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