Here are some tips to make ensure you find one of the new NVIDIA RTX 3000 graphics cards.
With the global pandemic ravaging supplies for luxury items, it has been nothing short of a hassle to get PC components. While consoles are more plentiful in supply, drops of graphics cards have sold out in mere seconds, leaving many potential buyers increasingly frustrated.
We were able to snag an RTX 3080 for retail price, and during the long 2-month journey, we learned about plenty of avenues to be in tune with all of the drops.
Before we hop in, let’s talk odds. For the RTX 3080, you will be regularly dealing with extremely low supply. The odds of getting one of these is low.
For the RTX 3070 and 3060TI, the drops have been larger, and many have successfully got their hands on a card. Lastly, if you’re willing to pay $1,500, drops for the RTX 3090 last a bit longer than the 3080 due to the higher price.
With that being said, here are some of the strategies that can get you the best chance at getting an RTX 3000 GPU.
There are a variety of stock checker bots across social media and on independent websites. To stay updated, you’ll need lots of notifications. The best social network to find out about drops is Twitter. If you turn on tweet notifications, there are accounts dedicated to tweeting when stock is available. Here are some of those accounts.
- Stock Drops: https://twitter.com/BotRtx
- 30’s Series In Stock Alerts: https://twitter.com/LiquidFreeno
- NowInStock (Website/Discord): https://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/rtx3080/
In addition to accounts like these, you can follow Newegg’s official Twitter account for stock alerts/drop announcements.
- Newegg: https://twitter.com/Newegg
There’s also the option of Twitch streams that monitor websites. If you play games and keep them on in the background, they stay completely silent until stock drops. The stream will play a notification sound, and then the chat will be spammed with the link to the available card. We used Falcodrin’s stock checker for our daily notifier.
- Falcodrin: twitch.tv/falcodrin
Your best bet to get any card is from Best Buy. While Newegg has plenty of drops, Best Buy has a queue system for buyers.
Once you see a drop is live (often around the afternoon EST), you’ll have the opportunity to enter a virtual line of buyers to get a card if inventory is available. It’s better than spamming “add to cart” and being met with errors like competing websites.
For the US and Canada, Microcenter and Canadian Computers occasionally get a supply of cards. In the US, Microcenter runs by first come, first serve. So if you’re by one, you should visit now and then to test your luck.
For Canada, Canadian Computers has a pre-order system where you’ll have a card reserved for you when it comes in stock. It may take some time (over a month), but you’ll be guaranteed a card. We were able to get an RTX 3080 in 5 weeks with them.
What’s the best way?
If you’re in Canada, Canadian Computers is the best way. If you’re not, keeping an eye on stock checkers and waiting for Best Buy drops is the way to go. Best Buy has a much better system for buyers, and we were able to grab a 3070 on launch day from their site.
As long as you have Twitter notifications for stock alerts, you shouldn’t miss many of the restocks. Normally, there is one sizable restock a week at Best Buy, but occasionally it takes 2 weeks.
Hopefully this helps you get a card!
Battlefield Mobile: Release date, details, gameplay, setting
EA is bringing an epic, new Battlefield experience to mobile and tablet, here are all the big details such as its release date and gameplay.
EA is finally bringing an exclusive Battlefield game to mobile and tablets, so get all the latest information on DICE’s war shooter: including its release date, and crucial details such as its setting and gameplay features.
For years Battlefield has reigned on consoles and PCs, delivering one rich, compelling war experience after another. From the acclaimed Bad Company series to the epic Battlefield 2142, EA’s premiere first-person shooter franchise has been the king of large-scale gunplay.
But now, players will be able to enjoy the same authentic feeling in the palms of their hands thanks to Battlefield Mobile.
Here’s everything we know about Battlefield Mobile on tablet and phones.
Battlefield Mobile release date
The game’s official press release indicated that DICE is “developing a completely new Battlefield game bringing all-out warfare to smartphones and tablets in 2022.”
So unless the game’s development is disrupted in some way, we can expect to be hands-on with Battlefield Mobile in 2022.
Battlefield Mobile setting
The much-lauded franchise has explored different reaches of human history with games set in different World Wars, the present day, and even way into the future.
DICE has indicated that Battlefield Mobile will be “A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform.”
So whereas the new console version of Battlefield is rumored to be set during the modern-day, it seems likely that Battlefield Mobile will venture off in a different direction.
Battlefield Mobile gameplay
Harnessing the power of state-of-the-art consoles and PCs, Battlefield has always been capable of housing huge skirmishes in war-torn maps with 64-players.
With Battlefield Mobile being a standalone game, it’s uncertain how many players a lobby will be able to hold. Smartphones have come a long way from the flip phones of yesteryear, but they are still limited by technology.
DICE has also confirmed that “This mobile game is now entering a testing period ahead of launching next year, so expect more details to come.” So it hopefully shouldn’t be too long until we know more.
Once more official details about Battlefield Mobile reach us we’ll be sure to update this page and keep you up-to-date with all the happenings with the game.
Image credits: EA / DICE
How to improve your aim in Call of Duty: Warzone
Here are some top tips to practice and remember to ensure your aim is laser accurate in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3.
Whether you’re new to Call of Duty or are a veteran looking to improve your kill/death ratio, these tips will help you improve your aim in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Aim is probably the most important aspect of shooters, especially battle royale games. Even with the best position, missing your shots will lose you the firefight. But with good aim, you can survive the worst situations Warzone throws at you.
The problem with trying to improve your aim in battle royale games is that there may be a lot of downtime between firefights. If you’re in an area with no enemies or you die before getting into a real fight, you won’t be getting much chance to practice your aim.
We’ve put together some top tips to help you get started, stay accurate in-game, and maximize your time while practicing.
Find the right Warzone sensitivity
Whether you’re playing Warzone on mouse and keyboard or controller, sensitivity is one of the most important aspects of your aim. Having your sensitivity to slow will make your aim sluggish, preventing you from effectively tracking fast-moving players. Too high, however, and your crosshair will rush past your target as you overshoot.
A common mistake is to find your favorite streamers such as NICKMERCS or Dr Disrespect and copy their settings. Unfortunately, sensitivity isn’t a one-shoe-fits-all matter. You’ll need to find the aim that’s perfect for you and your playstyle.
Play either Modern Warfare’s multiplayer or Warzone’s practice mode and you can mess with your sensitivity while shooting the bots until you’re comfortable.
You can also check out our full guide on the best controller settings for Warzone.
Center your aim
You might have heard Warzone’s top players talk about ‘centering’ their aim. To put centering simply, you need to make sure the white crosshair in the center of your screen is always where you anticipate enemies to be.
Something that a lot of battle royale players are guilty of is aiming at the floor as they loot. If someone jumps you while your aim is on the floor, you’ll need to aim up to hit them, which takes time. If you’ve got the crosshair aimed where an enemy could come from, you’ll hardly need to adjust your aim, allowing you to quickly snap onto them.
- Read more: Every Warzone Season 3 weapon buff & nerf
Remembering to center is the only difficult aspect, but it’ll do wonders for your overall aim and reaction time. It’s easy to do while navigating Verdansk – for example, if you’re approaching a building with a window facing you, center your crosshair on the window in anticipation of a player appearing there.
Once you’ve got centering down in Warzone, you need to make sure your shots are doing the maximum damage. While hitting enemies in the head is the fastest way to kill them, it’s also the most difficult.
You should center your aim around chest height. This is the biggest area on their body so your shots have the most chance of landing, and the recoil will naturally move your aim to their head. Once you’re confident with your aim, then start exclusively going for headshots, but we recommend beginning with the basics.
Keep centering in your mind while playing, and before you know it, you’ll build a habit and won’t even have to think about it anymore.
Use 3D Aim Trainer to practice
There are several aim trainers you can download to warm up and practice your aim for mouse and keyboard. We recommend using 3D Aim Trainer because, not only is it free, it actually replicates playing Warzone. You can set your FOV to match Warzone’s, as well as pick from a list of Modern Warfare weapons to practice with.
For example, if you’re struggling with the CR-56 AMAX’s recoil, you can choose the AMAX along with the VLK 3.0x Optic and practice to your heart’s content. They’ve also created a training drill that hones all aspects of your aim and will provide you with a detailed stats breakdown so you can see where you need to improve.
You can download 3D Aim trainer completely for free, or just use it through your browser. Spending 20-30 minutes a day focusing solely on your aim will do more good for your accuracy than hours of Warzone.
You can even practice your CoD Mobile aim by downloading their mobile app on Android and IOS.
Other than these tips, the best way to improve your Warzone gameplay is simply by playing the game. However, keep these tips in mind while playing and you’ll be tracking and hitting flick shots like the pros in no time.
Image Credit: Activision / 3D Aim Trainer
Best PPSH-41 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3
Warzone Season 3’s monstrous new SMG is here, and our loadout will make the PPSH-41 unreal – thanks to the right attachments & perks.
The PPSH-41 is now in Warzone. The notoriously fast-firing SMG is sure to cause big damage in Warzone Season 3, so make sure you’re not missing out with our best loadout, complete with attachments and perks.
Multiple Call of Duty games have featured the PPSH-41 SMG, and it’s been mega-popular and used frequently in them all. Its blistering speed can sometimes be hard to control, but given that Warzone has a near-endless stream of attachments, the PPSH can become a beast.
Season 3 represents a fresh start for the battle royale, and thanks to recent nerfs and updates, the regurgitation of AUG, M16, and FFAR loadouts could finally be over. Repetitive classes have been nuked, as well as Verdansk, and the PPSH is here to stake its claim as the meta king.
Best Warzone Season 3 PPSH-41 attachments
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Ammunition: 55 Rnd Mag
- Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
To get this PPSH loadout rolling we’re immediately applying the popular GRU Suppressor as we want our SMG to be quiet, but still, own at any range. The 7.4″ Task Force barrel is a must for most SMGs as, again, it helps it to excel and increase its damage over longer distances.
The Raider Stock is great for increasing your overall mobility and speed, and the 55 Rnd Mag gives us a little bit extra to finish off two or three players.
We finish the attachments off with the Serpent Wrap as its increased ADS, with little drawbacks, is a big plus to munch enemies at close range.
Best perks to run with Warzone’s PPSH
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
Given that you’re going to want to get in close with PPSH on a regular basis in Warzone, E.O.D will allow you to shrug off Thermite, Claymores, and other explosive distractions.
Even with attachments, an SMG still lacks the full range that an Assault Rifle can offer, so Overkill lets us play with a longer-range gun. Whereas Amped is a necessity to switch from a ranged weapon to the PPSH in no time at all for a sudden engagement.
How to unlock the PPSH in Warzone & Cold War
For all of you desperate to get your hands on the PPSH-41, you’ll be pleased to know that it won’t take much effort.
- Read more: How to Get Your Call of Duty: Warzone Report
To unlock the PPSH-41, players will simply need to reach Level 15 in the Battle Pass, a free tier.
Also, because the same XP is tied to both Cold War and Warzone, the good news is that you can unlock the PPSH-41 on either game.
Best alternatives to the PPSH-41 in Warzone
Or, become a close-mid-range monster and pair the PPSH with the Gallo SA12.
If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.
Kar98k | Kilo 141 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR
Image Credit: Activision
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