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How to mute players in GTA Online

GTA Online has its share of loud and unruly players, so here’s everything you need to know about muting them.

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You’ll encounter all sorts of people when playing GTA Online, and you may not want to hear from all of them, so here’s everything you need to know about how to mute players in GTA Online.

GTA Online has become one of the most popular online multiplayer games ever since its release in 2013. There are various cars, weapons, and missions to try out as Rockstar Games continue to add more content through weekly updates.

The game also provides you with the opportunity to make new friends with online strangers, but not all of them will be fun to interact with. That’s why the game has a feature that allows you to mute these players.

How to mute players in GTA Online

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If a player is being irritating or there is a ton of noise on their end, then you can mute them through the GTA Online Players menu. This helpful feature ensures that you don’t have to hear any loud or inappropriate players.

Here’s how you can mute players in GTA Online:

  1. Go to the Pause Menu
  2. Select the “Online” tab
  3. Scroll down to and select “Players”
  4. Select the player you wish to Mute and then pick “Options”
  5. Select “Toggle Mute” 
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Once this is done, you won’t have to worry about hearing that player anymore. GTA Online also allows you to control who you can hear through the Voice Chat option. This ensures that you only hear from a specific group.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Interaction Menu
  2. Scroll down and select “Voice Chat”
  3. Select the group that you would like to hear in the Voice Chat
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That covers everything you need to know about muting other players in GTA Online. Now, you can hop into a lobby without having to worry about extensive noise and inappropriate players ruining your experience.

Alternatively, you can avoid other players by forming or joining a solo public lobby in GTA Online. This ensures that there aren’t other players that you have to hear on the voice chat.

For more GTA, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out our article on an alleged GTA 6 voice actor claiming that the first trailer is on its way.

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Is the Halo Infinite campaign open world?

The Halo Infinite campaign is said to be the biggest yet, but will the game feature a classic open world experience? Let’s take a look.

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Halo Infinite devs have stated that the game is “somewhere in between” an open world and the traditional campaign, so we’re breaking down what that might mean.

After years of waiting, sci-fi FPS fans will soon get their hands on Halo Infinite when it releases in December 2021. The launch will come with the campaign, and a free-to-play multiplayer experience, with Forge and co-op, said to arrive later.

Halo Infinite’s campaign will shake up the classic formula, with the game often being described as a “spiritual reboot.” This new formula will allow players to explore open areas and collect loot as they work through the campaign.

This begs one question.

Is the Halo Infinite campaign open world?

Halo Infinite open world level

While there hasn’t been a clear answer, it appears that Halo Infinite will not feature a traditional open world. Instead, 343’s Paul Crocker said in 2020 that “it’s somewhere in between” an open world and a traditional Halo campaign.

Speaking to Destructoid, Crocker elaborated on this. He said that “The simple answer is that it takes place in a huge world that is open and expansive. We have a storyline that pulls you through it, which is effectively unlocking certain areas. But, as you progress through it, you have the ability to backtrack and explore to your heart’s content. There is a lot to find out in the world.”

Jerry Hook, 343’s Head of Design, also commented on Halo Infinite’s exploration. “Chief, as he explores the ring, he’s gonna find more equipment,” explained Hook.

“He’s always gonna find ways to upgrade that equipment. And, it’s not all about power, but it’s about options for the player. We want to ensure that players are able to make the choices to be successful in the way that they want to play the game.”

Masterchief with Cortana Halo Infinite campaign

So, it appears that the game will take you through new areas in the traditional Halo manner, but then they open up for you to backtrack and explore.

It sounds like by the end of the game, the map will be almost entirely open world, similar to the Metroidvania style.

Once the game releases on December 8, we’ll fully understand how the somewhat Halo Infinite open world will truly work.

For more Halo, you can check out Infinite’s minimum and recommended PC requirements.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 10 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 10 is well into its stride, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 10 of Respawn’s battle royale?

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Season 10 is one of Apex Legends’ biggest ever seasons, and it’s welcomed the popular character Seer. But who has the highest pick rates in Season 10 of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its rival battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players now jumping ship to Respawn’s game, Apex Legends Season 10 is arguably its biggest ever!

There are now a whopping 18 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Seer, and after a dominating start to Season 10, the 1.78 update has seen him receive a significant nerf. This has completely changed the game’s pick rates and made the Season 10 meta open again.

Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 10, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 10.

Apex Legends Season 10 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in ascending order to let you know which are favored more.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 10 ranked, as of September 17, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 14.5%
  2. Wraith – 11.4%
  3. Pathfinder – 10%
  4. Bloodhound – 8.9%
  5. Lifeline – 8%
  6. Rampart – 7.1%
  7. Bangalore – 4.9%
  8. Seer – 4.7%
  9. Valkyrie – 4.6%
  10. Horizon – 4.2%
  11. Loba – 3.8%
  12. Fuse – 3.6%
  13. Caustic – 3.1%
  14. Mirage – 3%
  15. Revenant – 2.7%
  16. Gibraltar – 2.6%
  17. Wattson – 1.5%
  18. Crypto – 1.5%

Best Apex Legends pick rates in Season 10

5. Lifeline – 8%

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Just clocking in at the number five spot is Lifeline. Everyone’s favorite healer takes up 8% of the Apex Legends’ picks, and for good reason too.

One of the big things that separates Apex Legends from other battle royale games is its lenience towards reviving – specifically Knockdown Shields. It provides lots of time to revive teammates and Lifeline can take advantage of this.

Her Drone of Compassion (or D.O.C) abilities can heal players over time and even revive them without needing Lifeline to do it. Her Care Package Ultimate is a bit weak, but overall, she is a great addition to any team.

4. Bloodhound – 8.9%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 10.

With nearly a 12% pick rate at the beginning of Season 9, Bloodhound has dipped a bit to 8.9% but still remains the third-most picked Legend. Their pick rate is rising slowly thanks to the alterations to Seer, meaning that Bloodhound is the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends.

Their tracking tools and skills are incredible, and the fleet of foot provided by their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 10%

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A beneficiary of the Seer nerfs, Pathfinder has become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 10% and counting.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation.

2. Wraith – 11.4%

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Another starting legend, Wraith possessed a very high pick rate of nearly 14% during Season 9 and is still currently well-selected backed at 11.4%.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan-favorite in Apex Legends Season 10.

1. Octane – 14.5%

apex legends octane character

The king is back on his throne as the game’s number one pick. Although his pick rate isn’t quite in the 20% region like in Season 9, his still undisputedly the primary selection, and rising, at 14.5%.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away. But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.

You can use this to sneak attack players, reach high-up spots for beacons, escape battles, or use it as a way to get back into the playing zone.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 10. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, affecting the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks, and don’t forget to check out our tier list of every Apex Legends weapon. Also, read about the potential incomings in Apex Legends Season 11.

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How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8: All Bounty Board locations

Here’s how to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8 to earn Gold, as well as all 18 of the Bounty Board locations in the popular battle royale game.

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Fortnite offers Bounties, where players can hunt down enemy players for a pile of Gold. Here’s how to complete Bounties in Season 8 and all of the Bounty Board locations.

There are several ways to earn Gold Bars to spend in Fortnite, one of them being to collect Bounties on other players.

Not only is Gold a significant help in scoring Victory Royales, Fortnite Season 8’s first batch of Punchcard Quests tasks players with spending Gold.

Whether you’re looking to complete Punchcard Quests or just want to earn some extra Gold, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Bounties and all of the Bounty Board locations.

How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8

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Bounties arrived in Fortnite Season 5, taking inspiration from one of Warzone’s contracts. If you begin a Bounty Mission, you’ll be tasked with finding and eliminating a nearby player for a reward.

All you need to do is find and approach a Bounty Board and press the interact button to ‘Start Player Bounty.’ You’ll be given their name and their skin with a six-minute timer counting down the time remaining.

Your target will be inside the circle that’s formed on the map. Once you track them down, you have to eliminate them. Depending on the circumstances and the skill of your target, this will be either be quick and easy or extremely difficult.

Once they’ve been eliminated by you or another player, the Bounty will be complete, and the Gold will go into your inventory.

To summarize:

  1. Approach a Bounty Board and accept the Bounty
  2. Find your target inside the circle
  3. Eliminate your target within six minutes

All Fortnite Bounty Board locations

Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board locations

To begin a Bounty, you’ll need to find a Bounty Board. There are 12 of these scattered about the island, and we have their locations listed below. Also, thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got a handy map detailing all their locations too.

Here’s the location of every Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board:

  • Sludgy Swamp
  • Hydro 16 east of Sludgy Swamp
  • Misty Meadows
  • Gas Station west of Retail Row
  • Camp Cod
  • By the wall east of Deep Woods Dish
  • Catty Corner
  • South of Dirty Docks
  • Pylon south of Steamy Stacks
  • The Orchard
  • FN Radio east of Craggy Cliffs
  • Risky Reels
  • Dusted Depot
  • Bony Burbs
  • West end of Weeping Woods
  • Believer Beach
  • Fancy View south-west of Believer Beach
  • Lockie’s Lighthouse

Also, check out how to get Battle Stars and use them in Fortnite Season 8!

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