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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.

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Fortnite

Fortnite Season 7 live event: Schedule & what to expect

A countdown timer has appeared in the world of Fortnite, and it looks to be counting down the moments until the Season 7 live event.

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Fortnite Live Event Countdown Timer

Excitement is at an all-time high in the world of Fortnite, as the highly anticipated live event for Season 7 will be taking place very soon.

Many things have made Fortnite one of the most popular games in the world over the past couple of years, with one of the most important being the exciting live events that Epic Games has pulled off over the course of the game’s many seasons.

These live events have been everything from concerts to giant battles where millions of players have been able to experience the adrenaline-fueled action simultaneously.

While the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7 did not see a live event occur, this does not look to be the case for the end of Season 7 and the start of Season 8, as a Fortnite live event will indeed be taking place.

Fortnite Season 7 live event

Fortnite Season 7 live event

This new Fortnite live event countdown timer appeared on July 27, 2021, with the release of the 17.21 update for the fan-favorite game brought exciting items like the new Plasma Cannon.

Players soon noticed this Fortnite live event countdown timer in the game’s sky when they were playing and in the lobby in between matches.

Based on the amount of time this timer began with when it first appeared, it looked as though the highly anticipated live event would occur on August 6, 2021, at 3 PM PST/ 5 PM CST/ 6 PM EST.

It had been unknown exactly what the Fortnite Season 7 live event would be before Epic Games officially announced the Rift Tour, which will see various Ariana Grande concerts taking place between August 6 and 8. You can find the full Fortnite Season 7 live event schedule below:

  • Show 1
    Friday, August 6 @ 6 PM ET
  • Show 2
    Saturday, August 7 @ 2 PM ET
  • Show 3
    Sunday, August 8 @ 12 AM ET
  • Show 4
    Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
  • Show 5
    Sunday, August 8 @ 6 PM ET
Fortnite Season 7 live event

Players will be able to earn various rewards by attending the live event and get to enjoy an exciting experience that hasn’t happened in the popular game since the Travis Scott and Marshmellow concerts.

For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all of the Season 7 Bounties, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to watch Fortnite Ariana Grande concert Season 7 Rift Tour live event

The Fortnite Ariana Grande concert is going to put an exciting mark on Season 7, and here is how you can watch this live event.

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Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert Live Event

The Fortnite Season 7 Rift Tour event will be here soon, and it will feature an Ariana Grande concert that players will be able to experience, and we have everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss it.

Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Cosmic Summer Celebration, Rainbow Royale event, and even a Travis Scott concert. Now, a Fortnite Ariana Grande concert live event will be coming to the game featuring one of the world’s biggest music stars.

After days of leaks, Epic Games officially announced the Rift Tour, a special event that will run from August 6 – 8, which the hame’s developers say will transport players to “magical new realities where Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide.”

These new realities will be at the focus of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert Season 7 live event, and here is how to make sure you catch all of the action.

When is the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert?

According to the Rift Tour tab inside the game, there will be five performances across two days, starting on August 6 with the Americas, and a global concert on August 7. You can view the full schedule below:

  • Show 1
    Friday, August 6 @ 6 PM ET
  • Show 2
    Saturday, August 7 @ 2 PM ET
  • Show 3
    Sunday, August 8 @ 12 AM ET
  • Show 4
    Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
  • Show 5
    Sunday, August 8 @ 6 PM ET
Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert

Each of the shows will be the same experience except that players can experience different effects depending on the outfit they are wearing on their character, so those looking for a little twist on their second or third viewing can throw on a new outfit to see what it offers during the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert.

It is also important to note that even if you RSVP for one of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert shows, it will not guarantee you a spot in the event’s server for your region’s time.

Epic Games advises players to get into the game 60 minutes before the start of the show they want to attend, as the Rift Tour event playlist will go live 30 minutes before each show.

Also, players will need to ensure that their game has the latest v17.30 update downloaded and installed if they wish to attend one of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert live events.

Fortnite Ariana Grande concert season 7 live event

If you can now attend the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert in person, there will be plenty of content creators streaming it live on Twitch and YouTube, so there will be various avenues you can take to see the action, even if you can’t play the game at the scheduled times.

With Season 8 set to start in September, the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert event will be a fantastic way to make the final month of Season 7 more memorable.

We’ll keep checking for more news regarding this and will be sure to update this article as we learn more. Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.

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Apex Legends Season 10: How Seer could knock Gibraltar out of the meta

Although Seer hasn’t been out for long in Apex Legends, players are starting to see his potential and how he could become a star in the meta.

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Apex Legends’ new addition to the roster, Seer, is already proving to be controversial, with some players even claiming he may push Gibraltar out of the meta.

Apex Legends players have been gifted with a host of new content thanks to the Season 10 update. As well as some interesting changes to weapons, Seer has joined the fight and may potentially offer a shift in the current meta.

Of course, some of the Legend buffs and nerfs have also shifted the meta slightly, but some pros are actually claiming that Seer could shift the meta the most out of any Legend, so let’s get into why.

apex legends gibraltar

Seer is a new Recon Legend whose abilities are based on gaining information on the enemy’s location.

Further, his tactical, Focus of Attention doesn’t only highlight the enemy when scanned. It also shows their health bar, cancels their healing item if in use, and stops players in the process of reviving downed teammates.

It seems this tactical ability is where players believe the power is, and could potentially be why Gibraltar has pushed out the meta if we see more Seer players in the competitive scene.

Apex Legends Seer shifting the meta

apex legends seer

In a recent stream, professional Apex Legends competitor, Albralelie, said that Seer could be a huge problem in competitive Apex Legends. This is because his tactical can basically stop enemy teams from executing a bubble reset.

A bubble reset is when a team can either get a revive or healable off inside the temporary cover of Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection. This has been a staple strategy of competitive Apex Legends for some time now and is also the main reason Gibraltar is so strong in the scene.

However, with the introduction of Seer, players will basically be able to cancel players healing and reviving inside of the bubble with Seer’s tactical, especially as the ability has a long and wide range, making it easy to hit a whole team inside of the dome.

Further, if timed correctly, Seer will actually be able to fully stop a revive and heal by timing it so that the bubble disappears soon after the cancel, a very strong counter to Gibraltar’s most useful tool.

This could actually see Caustic enter the meta over Gibraltar, especially after his most recent buff that makes his gas more prominent. Caustic’s gas lasts much longer than Gibraltar’s dome. Although it doesn’t offer as much protection, it can give teams more time to reset without having to worry about Seer teams capitalizing off canceling a revive or heal.

This is very interesting, and although it may not happen, as teams may still opt for Bloodhound over Seer, if a strong Seer meta enters the competitive scene, we could see Gibraltar counter more often, forcing players to switch Legends or change playstyles.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Seer’s Lil Nas X inspiration.

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