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How to play Tom Clancy’s XDefiant Open Beta: Xbox, PlayStation, and PC registration

You can now register to play in the Open Beta for the next game in the Tom Clancy universe, XDefiant, so here’s how.

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Tom Clancy's XDefiant Open Beta

Ubisoft has officially announced XDefiant, an upcoming multiplayer FPS set in the Tom Clancy universe. You can now register for the Open Beta, so here’s how to play XDefiant early.

In a broadcast on July 19, Ubisoft revealed their upcoming FPS title: Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. This free-to-play arena shooter will feature Factions and other gameplay elements from the Tom Clancy Universe.

XDefiant’s fast-paced arena-style gameplay bears resemblance to Call of Duty, but will also bring in fans of the Tom Clancy games such as Rainbow Six Siege and Splinter Cell. You’ll play in classic 6v6 modes as soldiers from different Factions who bring their own unique abilities to the table.

Alongside the announcement was the reveal that you can now register for the Open Beta, so here’s how to do it.

How to play Tom Clancy’s XDefiant early

Tom Clancy's XDefiant characters

XDefiant’s release date hasn’t been revealed yet, but players can begin registering for the Open Beta already.

Here’s how to sign up for XDefiant’s Open Beta on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC:

  1. Go to the official XDefiant website
  2. Click on the ‘Register’ button in the top right corner
  3. Select your preferred platform
  4. Hit ‘Register’
  5. Either create a new Ubisoft account or sign in
  6. Select ‘Game Options’ from the drop down menu
  7. Hit ‘Next,’ and you’re officially signed up to the Open Beta

If you get selected to play in the Open Beta, you’ll receive an email from Ubisoft explaining what to do next. Registering is on a first come first served basis, so make sure to sign up ASAP to lock in your place in the Beta.

There is also a Closed Test for PC players in the US and Canada on August 5th. However, by signing up to the Open Beta, you’ll get the chance to be one of the first to play XDefiant, no matter your platform of choice.

If you wish to change your registered platform ahead of the Beta, you can just log back into the portal and change your platform.

Also, check out how to play in Battlefield 2042’s Open Beta ahead of its release on October 22.

Image Credit: Ubisoft

Apex Legends

Apex Legends: Crypto Heirloom model & animations leaked by dataminers

New Apex Legends leaks have uncovered the long awaited model and animations for Crypto’s Heirloom, which will likely drop in Season 12.

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Crypto in Apex Legends

Apex Legends dataminers have been hard at work uncovering future content for Respawn’s battle royale, and the latest revealed Crypto’s Heirloom.

Apex Legends‘ players have had a lot to digest over the past week, with Respawn officially announcing the Raiders Collection Event and Christmas content coming in Season 11.

The Season 11 Collection Event will bring Wattson‘s Heirloom, but one character in particular has been amongst the talk of whose Heirloom will be next for quite a few seasons.

Finally, we have more information on Crypto‘s Heirloom, including when it could be arriving, the 3D model, and some of the animations.

Apex Legends Crypto

Every Apex Legends player is desperate for an Heirloom and the Collection Events stand as the easiest way to obtain one. The only catch is that you don’t get to pick which one you get as the only one available during these events is the latest one to drop.

Although they aren’t the most popular Legend in the game, Crypto has always been a fan-favorite when it comes to personality and style. The Korean hacker was one of the first new Legends to drop, being introduced in Season 3 along with World’s Edge.

Despite being introduced so early, we have yet to see his Heirloom, well, until now.

Apex Legends Crypto Heirloom leak

apex legends heirloom shards

The leaker responsible for Crypto’s Heirloom leaks is Thordan Smash. This is a very reliable source as they have been involved in several leaks that have come to fruition such as Ash’s abilities prior to Season 11.

In their latest video, they showed off footage of Crypto’s Heirloom from the player’s perspective. The Heirloom takes the form of a retracting Korean Jikdo sword. The version of Crypto’s Heirloom shown in the video is clearly unfinished as it doesn’t possess any textures or colors.

Having said that, we can probably expect the Jikdo to have the green and white pallet Crypto is known for.

We also got to see some interesting animations in the video. It seems the Jikdo will be retractable, and when Crypto pulls it out, it will extend almost like a lightsaber.

Crypto holds the Heirloom like a sword and for those who love Heirloom designs that actually look like weapons, this one is definitely for you.


That’s all on Crypto’s Heirloom leaks, for more on Apex Legends be sure to check out when Apex Legends’ third Anniversary is.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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How to get Victory Crown in Fortnite

The Victory Crown is a new addition in Fortnite Chapter 3 and here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Spider-Man wearing a victory crown in Fortnite

Epic Games have added the Victory Crown in Fortnite Chapter 3, and here’s everything you need to know about it, including what it does and how to get it.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 has brought a brand-new Battle Pass that features several unlockable skins like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Spider-Man. There are also new items like Spidey’s Web-Shooters.

Another new feature is the Victory Crown, and players who hold this item will gain some extremely useful benefits. In case you’re wondering what it does and how to get it, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Victory Crown.

What is the Victory Crown in Fortnite?

Llama holding the Victory Crown in Fortnite

As the name implies, the Victory Crown can be worn on your head when you’re on Fortnite Island. It is a new feature that provides its wearers with some neat rewards that will make it highly sought-after.

If you’ve got the Victory Crown then you’ll receive bonus XP during the match while wearing it. If you win a game while you have it on then you’ll get an altered Victory Royale screen where a Crown is added on top of the text.

You will also get an exclusive emote that shows you the amount of Crowned Victory Royales that you earn when playing Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1. So, wearing the Victory Crown definitely has its advantages.

How to get the Victory Crown in Fortnite

Spider-Man, The Foundation and other characters in Fortnite Chapter 3

Victory Crowns will automatically be awarded to the top few players in a game. You can get it when playing Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads, but you’ll need to play extremely well to succeed.

Once you’ve got one, you’ll start your next match wearing the Victory Crown. This is risky because it makes you a target for other players that will attempt to eliminate you and steal it for themselves.

You’ll need to fight to defend the Crown from enemies, so there is a great degree of risk associated with it. If you wish to avoid that, then you can simply drop the Victory Crown item.


For more Fortnite, check out our guides on how to turn on split-screen and how to get Salvaged Mech in Fortnite

Image credits: Epic Games

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Battlefield

Battlefield 2042 devs finally respond to game-breaking invisibility glitch

The Battlefield 2042 developers have responded to a game-breaking glitch that’s causing players to become invisible.

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Battlefield 2042 soldiers in front of a helicopter

An extremely irritating Battlefield 2042 glitch is causing players to spawn in the game completely invisible. Thankfully, developers DICE have confirmed a fix for this game-breaking problem.

You’ll find no shortage of fun content in Battlefield 2042, like Portal which lets you create your own game modes. However, there are also major glitches like the one that can cause your mouse to get stuck on PC.

Another bug that has been plaguing the game is one that causes players to spawn into a match completely invisible. This caught the attention of the developers who have now promised a fix for it.

Helicopter in Battlefield 2042

Reddit user ‘sterrre’ showcased this bug in a short clip that they posted in the Battlefield 2042 subreddit. “I spawned invisible when trying to spawn on a friendly MAV,” wrote the Redditor.

While they had no plans to use this exploit to their advantage, other players might not show such restraint. It makes it impossible for enemies to see you, which makes the game feel unbalanced.

After the Redditor reported this bug, Kevin Johnson, DICE’s Community Manager, responded to the issue. He said: “Hi! This should be fixed once we deploy our next update, Update 3.1. Thanks for reaching out.”

At the time of writing, we don’t know when exactly this update will release. Since Update #3 arrived on December 2, we expect the developers to release Update 3.1 in the near future.

This bug seems to be caused by spawning on a vehicle. “If you spawn on a vehicle and all the seats fill up while deploying it’ll spawn the player invisible outside of the vehicle,” theorized one user.

Hopefully, the next major update patch will sort out this issue along with many of the glaring problems being faced by Battlefield 2042 players since the game’s launch. Once it arrives, we’ll be sure to let you know.


For more Battlefield content, check out the best Battlefield 2042 keybinds and settings for mouse & keyboard as well as how to fix Battlefield 2042 ‘unable to load persistence data’ error.

Image Credits: DICE

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