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How to make leather in V Rising

Leather is an important material in V Rising’s early game, and we’ve got everything you need to unlock and make it.

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Leather is one of the most important materials you can have in V Rising’s early game, and we’ve got everything you need to know on how to make it.

Ever wanted to live your life as an undead, blood-drinking vampire? Fancy building your own castle and surviving against demons, monsters, and other vampires? Welcome to V Rising, a survival-combat game from Sweden’s Stunlock Studios.

V Rising went into early access on May 17 and immediately became a huge hit on Steam, rising to the #12 spot on the platform’s most active players list. The game is receiving rave reviews early on, with players praising the game’s combat system and dynamic enemies.

For those who jump into V Rising, one of the first materials you’ll need to gather is leather. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in terms of in-game instructions on how to create it. Thankfully, if you find yourself stuck, we’ve got you covered.

V Rising player in a dungeon

How to get leather in V Rising

The good news is that making leather in V Rising isn’t too complicated, but rather, it’s just a little confusing if you don’t know how. V Rising certainly isn’t the kind of game to hold your hand, instead opting to throw you in at the deep end to see if you sink or swim.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to make leather from the start. First, you’ll need to defeat Keely the Frost Archer, a Level 20 boss. Go to your Blood Altar, which should show you a list of available bosses, and select them. Hit the “track blood” button, and follow it to the Bandit Trapper Camp in Farbane Woods to fight Keely.

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Once you have defeated the Frost Archer, you will be able to construct a Tannery, which costs eight planks and 160 animal hides. Now with the Tannery built, simply interact with it, and drag your animal hides into one of the input slots. You’ll need 16 animal hides to craft one piece of leather. You can view our step-by-step guide below.

  1. Activate your Blood Altar, and select Keely the Frost Archer.
  2. Hit the “track blood” option, and follow them to the Bandit Trapper Camp in Farbane Woods.
  3. Fight and defeat Keely the Frost Archer.
  4. Return to your castle, and select the Build menu by pressing ‘B’.
  5. Scroll until you find the Tannery and build it. (Requires 8 planks and 160 animal hides.)
  6. Interact with it, and drag animal hide into the input slot.

Remember, you need animal hide to make leather, so we suggest you have a good stockpile of it before you start thinking about crafting it.

The good news is that V Rising‘s Farbane Woods, where you defeat Keely, is full of animals, so it shouldn’t take too long to farm lots of them if required.

Image Credits: Stunlock Studios

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Rockstar scrapped GTA IV & Red Dead Redemption remasters, claims insider

According to a Rockstar Games insider, there were plans to remaster GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption that were scrapped.

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Nico Bellic from GTA IV and John Marston from Red Dead Redemption

One Rockstar Games insider claims that the company was working on remastered versions of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, but both projects were then scrapped. 

The Grand Theft Auto series has been such a huge global success that Rockstar Games have released a next-gen version of GTA V as well as remasters of older titles like GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas.

This has caused players to wonder whether or not Rockstar Games will remaster other popular titles, and one insider claims that the company had plans to do just that. However, it seems like those plans didn’t work out.

Nico Bellic and John Marston

GTA IV was a huge hit after its release in 2008, and the first Red Dead Redemption won over players just two years later. It’s no surprise then that players have been hoping to see both of these titles get remastered.

Notable leaker ‘Tez2’ claims that a “reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans” informed them that remasters of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption were in consideration a few years ago. However, Rockstar chose to scrap both of these projects.

The GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remasters were “in the ideas phase” for years, but production never began. Development was allegedly set to start after the release of the Trilogy Definitive Edition.

The Trilogy Definitive Edition became the lowest-rated Metacritic title ever, and Tez2 added that its poor reception might be the reason that both of these plans were ultimately abandoned.

For many, the idea of both remastered editions being scrapped is disappointing. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just leaks that have not been verified by official sources, so take this information with a grain of salt.

Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two revealed in their 2022 earnings call that they’re gearing up for “record” earnings with new titles releasing in 2023, 2024, and 2025. It’s possible that these could include a remastered version of another classic Rockstar game.


For more GTA content, check out this Grand Theft Auto 6 leak revealing potential characters and locations as well as the best GTA 5 PC settings.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

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

The Bundesliga is expected to supply some of the best players in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga Ratings

The Bundesliga will be the battleground for some of FIFA 23’s highest-rated stars, with players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to impact Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each new FIFA title brings new Ultimate Team ratings based on player performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no different. To discern which players are deserving of an upgrade or downgrade, EA will analyze the 2021/2022 season.

In Germany, the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season saw Bayern Munich cruise to a tenth straight title. The battle for Champions League spots was a fierce one as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and RB Leipzig should all expect player rating upgrades in FIFA 23.

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

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich92
Sadio ManeBayern Munich+190
Joshua KimmichBayern Munich+190
Manuel NeuerBayern Munich-189
Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich87
Thomas MullerBayern Munich-186
Kingsley ComanBayern Munich86
Filip KosticEintracht Frankfurt +286
Koen CasteelsWolfsburg-185
Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig+485

It’s been quiet summer so far when it comes to Bundesliga transfers. However, things in Germany can still heat up with the summer transfer window open until September 1.

All eyes will be on Bayern Munich as they look to keep a hold of disgruntled star striker Robert Lewandowski. At this moment, the striker is attempting to force a move to Barcelona, but if he remains, there’s no doubt he’ll be the highest-rated FIFA 23 player in the Bundesliga.

Bayern dominates the predicted list of top ten Bundesliga players in FIFA 23. The illustrious German club won ten Bundesliga titles in a row and they’re the clear powerhouse option to pick up an eleventh straight title in 2023.

Elsewhere, Filip Kostic enjoyed a fantastic season in which Frankfurt secured a Europa League trophy. FIFA 22 delivered a whopping ten separate special Christopher Nkunku cards and the midfielder’s performances should see him rise to 84 or 85 in FIFA 23.

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

The Bundesliga is dominated by Bayern Munich players when it comes to landing a player in the top 10. Nonetheless, it’s still fascinating to see how EA upgrades and downgrades players from across Germany with each new title. In the 2021/2022 season, every team had both surprises and disappointments that should be reflected when FIFA 23 is released.

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

Augsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniel Caligiuri+279
Niklas Dorsch+277
Iago+176

Bayer Leverkusen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Moussa Diaby+283
Florian Wirtz+381
Patrik Schick+180

Bayern Munich

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert Lewandowski92
Sadio Mane+190
Joshua Kimmich+190

Bochum

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Danilo+277
Manuel Riemann74
Anthony Losilla+173

Borussia Dortmund

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mats Hummels-185
Marco Reus85
Raphael Guerreiro84

Borussia Monchengladbach

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Yan Sommer-184
Matthias Ginter-183
Florian Neuhaus+183

Eintracht Frankfurt

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Filip Kostic+286
Kevin Trapp+284
Martin Hinteregger+181

FC Koln

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jonas Hector+179
Ellyes Skhiri+178
Salih Ozcan+275

Freiburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christian Gunter+281
Vincenzo Grifo+180
Ritsu Doan+177

Hertha BSC

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Dedryck Boyata-177
Kevin-Prince Boateng-177
Marc-Oliver Kempf76

Hoffenheim

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrej Kramaric-182
Oliver Baumann-280
David Raum+578

Mainz

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Silvan Widmer+176
Dominik Kohr+176
Jeremiah St. Juste-175

RB Leipzig

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Nkunku+485
Peter Gulacsi-184
Angelino83

Schalke 04

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Simon Terodde+277
Ko Itakura+175
Thomas Ouwejan+274

Union Berlin

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Trimmel+279
Robin Knoche+177
Jordan Siebatcheu+274

VfB Stuttgart

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wataru Endo+179
Borna Sosa+178
Konstantinos Mavropanos+376

Werder Bremen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jiri Pavlenka-179
Niclas Fullkrug76
Leonardo Bittencourt75

Wolfsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Koen Casteels-185
Max Kruse81
Ridle Baku+181

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23. As soon as they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


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

Image credits: EA Sports / Bundesliga

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Fortnite 21.20 early patch notes: Downtime, Indiana Jones, No Sweat Summer, map changes

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite Season 3’s 21.20 update in which Indiana Jones is finally set to arrive.

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Indiana Jones in Fortnite 21.20 update

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is nearing its halfway point, with the 21.20 update set to add even more content to the game. Here’s everything we know so far, including when to expect the downtime, Indiana Jones’ arrival, and map changes.

Fortnite shows no sign of slowing down with Chapter 3 Season 3 adding even more to the blockbuster battle royale such as the new Ripsaw Launcher and Grapple Glove. The 21.10 update brought Darth Vader to the island and added the Super Styles, and the upcoming 21.20 update brings even more to the battle royale.

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite’s 21.20 update, including the server downtime, the Indiana Jones skin, bug fixes, and map changes.

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Fortnite 21.20 update release date & downtime

Fortnite’s 21.20 update will go live on July 5, with downtime beginning at around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST and matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

The downtime usually lasts for a couple of hours, and then you can launch the game and experience all of the new content on offer.

Indiana Jones arrives in Fortnite 21.20 update

Indiana Jones skin in Fortnite chapter 3

Each Fortnite season comes with a bonus skin that Battle Pass owners can unlock a few weeks in, and Season 3’s 21.20 update finally brings Indiana Jones.

Although the skin isn’t set to arrive until July 7, two days after the update, Epic sometimes unlock the skin early — we’ll just need to wait and see.

Once the Indiana Jones Battle Pass page is unlocked, Fortnite players can start completing challenges to unlock the Harrison Ford skin and associated cosmetics.

Fortnite 21.20 map changes

The Fortnite Competitive Twitter account has confirmed that the Tumbledown Temple landmark will undergo “significant changes” with the 21.20 update.

While some expect the temple to get an Indiana Jones-themed makeover, it’s also possible that the Reality Tree will infect the area, giving the area a different theme each match.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer challenges

Peely in Fortnite No Sweat Summer event

Epic Games added the Island Hopper Creative Quests as part of the No Sweat Summer event and suggested that more challenges are still to come.

At the end of the Island Hopper blog post, Epic teased: “Want more summer vibes? No sweat, more summer is coming. Stay tuned for more.”

The Island Hopper Quests are only live until July 6, so it sounds like there will be even more challenges to complete after they conclude.

Fortnite 21.20 update bug fixes

Fortnite Reality Falls POI

Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite Community Issues, we can see the major bug fixes that are set to arrive in the 21.20 update.

  • Battle Royale: Sapling Icon can be misplaced on the Map/Minimap
    • Players may see their Sapling Icon out in the ocean or otherwise off of the actual map and not anywhere near where they had planted it.
  • Creative: Tracker Device
    • We’re aware of an issue that is causing the tracker device to not update correctly for teams when multiple teams are able to use it.

For more Fortnite Season 3, be sure to check out everything we know about the potential Juice WRLD and Dead by Daylight collabs.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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