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Halo Infinite Tactical Ops event rewards leaked

According to new leaks, Halo Infinite will soon be receiving the Tactical Ops event, bringing new modes and some exciting cosmetic rewards.

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Halo Infinite Mark V Zeta Helmet

Halo Infinite is set to see new ‘Tactical’ game modes added in the future, and new leaks claim they’ll arrive with the Tactical Ops event in February, which also brings exciting rewards including a highly-anticipated piece of armor.

Perhaps the most anticipated game of 2021, Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer dropped almost a month early. The classic arena-based combat has hooked fans old and new, and developers 343 Industries appear to be taking full advantage of the live-service model.

The Fracture: Tenrai event is set to wrap up in early February, and new leaks have indicated that the Tactical Ops event will follow immediately after, adding new game modes and a piece of Spartan armor that fans have long been after.

Spartan running towards Oddball in Halo Infinite

It was recently leaked that Halo Infinite would be receiving new game modes soon, with the Tactical Ops playlist adding ‘Tactical’ variations of existing modes such as Capture the Flag, Slayer, and Oddball.

According to these new leaks, the new modes will arrive with the Tactical Ops event which launches through February 8, 2022 – February 21, 2022. The description currently reads “Test your aim in a high stakes battle,” and similar to Fracture: Tenrai, there will be several new rewards to earn which have been leaked along with the event.

Halo Infinite Tactical Ops rewards

These new Halo Infinite leaks come from iFireMonkey’s personal account, who’s well-known for accurately datamining upcoming Fortnite content.

According to the leaks from iFireMonkey, here are the Tactical Ops event rewards:

  • Rank 1: Claw Patrol Spartan Pose
  • Rank 2: Challenge Swap
  • Rank 3: 250 XP Grant
  • Rank 4: Scorpion Punch Mark VII Armor Coating
  • Rank 5: Mark V Zeta Helmet
  • Rank 6: Challenge Swap
  • Rank 7: 250 XP Grant
  • Rank 8: 250 XP Grant
  • Rank 9: UA/Mauros Helmet Attachment
  • Rank 10: Lone Wolf Nameplate Background

The Mark V Zeta Helmet was shown off in Halo Infinite’s marketing, and players were immediately keen for their Spartan to don the helmet. Now, we appear to have confirmation that it can be unlocked through the Tactical Ops event in February.

And for those who are looking to fly through the Season 1 Battle Pass, the extra 750 XP on offer will be a handy boost.


Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for further updates on the Tactical Ops event and all future Halo Infinite updates.

For more Infinite, you can check out every Halo Infinite easter egg & secret found in the multiplayer.

Image Credit: 343 Industries

Battlefield

Battlefield 2042 dev apologizes & removes “slap in the face” Portal mode

Battlefield 2042 added a ‘bot farm’ mode to Portal’s featured experiences, and a dev apologized before removing it.

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Caspian border in Battlefield 2042 portal

Battlefield 2042 devs added a new zombies mode to Portal, but it quickly became clear that it could be used as an XP farm. Players called it a “slap in the face” and a Battlefield Portal dev has since apologized and the mode has been removed.

Battlefield Portal gives players an incredible amount of tools to create their own modes using assets from previous Battlefield games and 2042. After assuring players that it couldn’t be used to farm XP, the devs almost completely removed Portal XP after the browser was full of XP farms.

The devs made changes to Portal XP in January 20’s Update 3.2, increasing the XP cap for unofficial servers. Then, they released the Zombie Survival mode that acted exactly like an XP farm and quickly removed it following backlash.

Battlefield 2042 player using wingsuit

Battlefield 2042 players have been desperate for Portal XP to be reenabled after it was removed from custom modes to prevent XP farms. Developers Ripple Effect increased the Portal XP cap in the January 20 update, but it’s still not as much as players would like.

Then, later on January 20, the devs added the Zombie Survival mode which players called an “official bot farm.” In this mode, players would battle waves of AI enemies who would be extremely easy to kill, earning a ton of XP and Mastery rewards in the process.

Twitter user 235Nuke said the Zombie Survival mode is “a slap in the face to gaming communities and others whom [sic] want to run experiences in portal. This zombie mode is an official bot farm which is why XP was restricted in portal.”

This tweet prompted a response from Ripple Effect’s Senior Design Director Justin Wiebe, who apologized.

“I’m not going to lie, this one shouldn’t have gotten through our review process,” said Wiebe. “I think our desire to create a fun zombies mode clouded our ability to see such a simple thing like the impact it would have on progression. I’m very sorry for the hardship this has caused.”

More and more players had the same complaint as 235Nuke and the developers removed the mode on January 21, replacing it with Gun Master 2042.

DICE is committed to getting Battlefield 2042 back on track, revealing that the next major patch will be Update 3.3 in February.

Then, Season 1 is expected to launch in March bringing new content such as the Exposure map.

Image Credit: DICE

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How to get Fortnite Clint Barton & Kate Bishop skins: Hawkeye bundle & price

Here’s how to get your hands on Fortnite Chapter 3’s Hawkeye bundle, which includes skins for Clint Barton and Kate Bishop.

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Fortnite Hawkeye skins

Clint Barton and Kate Bishop have arrived as unlockable skins in Fortnite as part of a new Marvel crossover, and here’s how you can get your hands on the Fortnite Hawkeye bundle.

There have been various Marvel crossovers in Fortnite, as characters like Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage have made their way to the battle royale. Green Goblin is also rumored to join the game.

Now, Epic Games have collaborated with Disney+’s Hawkeye series featuring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop. The two archers have arrived in Fortnite as unlockable skins, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.

Fortnite Hawkeye bundle

Fortnite Hawkeye Accessories

The main items in this Fortnite collaboration are the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop outfits. Both characters are dressed in their iconic purple costumes from the show’s finale, and these can be purchased separately.

There is also a Back Bling for each skin along with two Harvesting Tools and a Glider. If you purchase the Hawkeye bundle, you’ll get all five of these items along with an exclusive loading screen.

Here’s everything in the Fortnite Hawkeye bundle:

  • Clint Barton (Outfit)
  • Kate Bishop (Outfit)
  • Hawkguy’s Arsenal (Back Bling)
  • Kate’s Quiver (Back Bling)
  • Pickross Bow (Harvesting Tool)
  • Taut Slicer (Harvesting Tool)
  • Aerial Archer (Glider)
  • Hawkeyes (Loading Screen)

Fortnite Hawkeye skins price

Fortnite Hawkeyes Loading Screen

If you visit the Fortnite Item Shop, you can get the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop Fortnite outfits individually for 1,500 V-Bucks each. You can also get the glider for 800 V-Bucks and the pickaxes for 500 V-Bucks each. 

Alternatively, you can spend 2,400 V-Bucks to get the full Hawkeye bundle which will include both outfits along with accessories. This is quite a deal and much cheaper than purchasing the skins individually.


For more Fortnite content, check out our hub on Fortnite’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover as well as how to find and throw Fortnite Klomberries.

Image Credits: Epic Games / Marvel

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How to fix Battlefield 2042 Error Code 3:9001

Battlefield 2042 players have been unable to launch the game after the Error Code 3:9001 popped up, but we have a simple fix.

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Battlefield 2042 player dropping into Renewal map

Battlefield 2042 devs have released the first update of 2022, but Update 3.2 has caused the frustrating Error Code 3:9001 which prevents Steam players from launching the game. But, we’ve got a simple fix for the issue.

Battlefield 2042 has been suffering from numerous bugs, glitches, and crashes, and DICE attempted to solve some of the worst offenders with January 20’s Update 3.2.

Unfortunately, this has caused the ‘Error Code 3:9001’ to pop up, preventing Steam users from launching the game.

Luckily, there’s a simple fix for the issue, so you can get back to playing Battlefield 2042 in no time.

How to fix Error Code 3:9001 in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 Specialists in Hazard Zone mode

While Battlefield 2042’s Error Code 3:9001 is frustrating, there’s an easy way to get around it by changing some settings within Steam.

Here’s how to get rid of Battlefield 2042’s 3:9001 Error Code:

  1. Open your Steam Library
  2. Right-click on Battlefield 2042
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Updates
  5. Hit the drop down arrow underneath ‘Automatic Updates
  6. Select ‘Only update this game when I launch it
  7. Launch Battlefield 2042 through Steam
Battlefield 2042 Steam update settings menu

What appears to have gone wrong here was Steam didn’t automatically download the update for players, so the error code has popped up when players tried to launch an out-of-date version of Battlefield 2042.

However, setting the game to only ‘only update when I launch it’ will force the game to recognize and begin installing the update. Then, hopefully, you’ll be able to resume playing Battlefield 2042 as soon as the update’s over.

Battlefield 2042’s next update is scheduled for February, which finally brings a proper Scoreboard to the game. Then, Season 1 is expected to begin in March, bringing a new map.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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