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How to register as a VIP in GTA Online

Becoming a VIP in GTA online lets players hire their own Bodyguards and build a criminal empire, here’s how to get started.

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GTA Online lets players register themselves as a VIP to start building a criminal organization, and earn some cold hard cash while they’re at it. Here’s how to become a VIP in-game.

With GTA 6 seemingly still some way off and the next-gen remaster of GTA 5 delayed until 2022, it’s a good thing that GTA Online is still offering up plenty to do. Even eight years since its launch, there’s still a huge amount of Contracts to complete and outfits to unlock.

One of the many activities on offer allows high-rollers to register themselves as VIPs, hire bodyguards, and tackle special missions. We’ve got all the details here on how to become a VIP in GTA Online.

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How to become a VIP in GTA Online Freemode

VIPs and their hired Bodyguards must work together to keep complete challenges to earn both money and RP.

While you don’t have to pay any in-game currency to register as a VIP, Rockstar says you need to have a minimum of $1 million in your account to start.

Once you’ve got together the necessary funds, here’s how to start building your empire:

  1. Open up the Interaction Menu by pressing:
    • The touchpad on PS4/5
    • The view button on Xbox consoles
    • M on PC
  2. In this menu, acess SecuroServe
  3. From here you can register as a VIP
  4. Once registered, you will have to name your organisation
  5. After this is done, the Interacton Menu will have the option of SecuroServ VIP, where players can start special missions
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Once you’re registered, you can go about hiring up to four Bodyguards to help you complete missions and keep you safe on the chaotic streets of Los Santos.

Bodyguards earn $5,000 for every 15 minutes they are employed by the VIP, on top of any additional cash earned from VIP Work and Challenges.

There are a few things worth noting before you dive into a high-end criminal lifestyle.

  • VIP status only lasts for four hours of Freemode play. Jobs and Heists do not affect the timer.
  • There is a 12 hours cooldown after each VIP session.
  • There can only be a miximum of six VIPs in any lobby.
  • If a Bodyguard causes problems for the organization, you can terminate their employment.
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That was our guide on how to become a VIP in GTA Online. For maximum enjoyment, we recommend teaming up with friends before wreaking havoc across the map.

For more on GTA Online, check out how to easily increase your strength stat and claim free Prime Gaming Rewards for September 2021.

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Apex Legends

Every confirmed change coming in Apex Legends Season 12

With Apex Legends Season 12 being released soon, players may be wondering what kind of changes the update will bring to the game.

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Apex Legends Season 12 is set to launch very soon and we have all of the details on every known change the update will bring to the game.

With every new season of Apex Legends, players expect a heap of changes to come and bring some excitement to the game.

Apex Legends Season 12 was recently announced, and as it is launching soon we thought it would be a great idea to detail all the changes coming in the new update that we know about.

Apex Legends Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie

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Like any new season, Apex Legends Season 12 is bringing a brand new Legend to the roster. Mad Maggie will be an Offensive classed Legend with a kit that is built for being fiery and aggressive.

Her relationship with Fuse is bound to be explosive, adding further lore and yet another connection between the Legends. We’ll have to see how strong her kit will be once the season launches on February 8, as Maggie could shake up the meta.

For now, check out our piece on all her abilities.

Olympus changes

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Season 12 will also be bringing some changes to the beloved Olympus map. Since arriving in Season 7, Olympus hasn’t seen many significant changes. The launch trailer was revealed on January 27, finally giving fans a sneak peek at the crazy update the map will be getting.

It seems an explosion has caused Olympus to teleport and stabilize just above the city that it was previously floating above. Players will now be able to see the city below, as well as a brand new skybox that seems to be more grounded and within the planet’s atmosphere rather than in the sky.

Further, the launch trailer also revealed a new POI as well, and that the explosion has caused objects and buildings to be misplaced all over the map. You may even see some structures and objects from other maps placed on Olympus after this huge phase explosion shown in the trailer.

Legend buffs & nerfs

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We will have a much better understanding of Legend buffs and nerfs when the patch notes are released and we will update this article when the information drops.

Having said that, we know that there are plans to bring changes for Crypto and Pathfinder. Crypto has been needing a rework for some time and Pathfinder is still lacking a personalized Passive ability, so perhaps these are changes that we will see in the Season 12 patch.

Apex Legends Anniversary

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Apex Legends Season 12 will also celebrate the game’s third anniversary, with login rewards for players and a possible event filled with new skins.

Not much is known about the anniversary celebration apart from the login rewards, but be sure to stay updated with our guide on the event.

New LTM “Control”

apex legends control LTM

Players will finally be getting a brand new LTM in Season 12 called “Control.” This LTM will see teams of nine players battle it out to take control of three objective points. Although there hasn’t been any indication of setting, we could be seeing a variety of POIs used as maps for this mode.

This mode will be available for the first three weeks of Season 12, but many believe the mode will eventually become permanent, using the three weeks as a play test.


That’s all for the changes coming in Apex Legends Season 12. We will be updating this piece with all the changes when the patch notes are released. For now, be sure to check out the most popular Legends in the current season.

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How to complete Ultimate Team Varane Flashback SBC in FIFA 22

Raphaël Varane is one of the best CBs in FIFA 22, and FUT players are going to want to complete his Flashback SBC.

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Manchester United defender Raphaël Varane was already one of the best CBs in the game and his Flashback upgrade is set to take him to the next level. Here’s how you can complete Varane’s FIFA 22 Flashback SBC.

Flashbacks SBCs have been extremely popular in FIFA 22 and Ultimate Team players should be excited to see another top player join the likes of Benzema, Pato, and Kane.

Varane’s Rare Gold card was already a meta defender option and this Flashback upgrade can very well make him the best CB in the game. However, given his club and nationality, Varane is far from an affordable defender.

Ultimate Team players will be required to submit seven squads to get their hands on this mighty CB, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Flashback Raphaël Varane stats

Varane Flashback stats FUT

Varane is an absolute monster that is sure to improve the majority of squads. Thanks to his French nationality and Premier League association, fitting Varane into squads should be a simple task. For starters, Varane’s pace will allow him to keep up with some of the fastest forwards in the game.

Varane is the most complete defender in the game with very few weaknesses. He can pass well and move the ball up the pitch. Of course, his defending and physical stats are some of the best in the game. Varane will be a brick wall at the heart of your defense.

Cheapest way to complete Flashback Varane SBC in FIFA 22

Varane Manchester United CB

To complete this SBC players will need to give up seven squads: Past and Present, Les Bleus, Top Form, 2x 87-Rated Squad, 88-Rated Squad, and League Finesse. With a value of around 1 million coins, Varane will be out of reach for some. However, if you have the coins to complete this FIFA 22 SBC you absolutely must.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Past and Present requirements

  • # of players from Real Madrid or Manchester United: Min 1
  • # of TOTW players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Past and Present solution – Cost: 44,000 coins

Past and Present SBC solution

Les Bleus requirements

  • # of players from France: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Les Bleus solution – Cost: 116,000 coins

Les Bleus SBC Solution

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Top Form solution – Cost: 150,000 coins

Top Form SBC solution

87-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 85

87-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 195,000 coins

87-rated squad SBC solution

87-Rated Squad requirements

  • # of TOTW players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50

87-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 200,000 coins

87 rated squad sbc solution

88-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 45

88-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 265,000 coins

88 rated squad sbc solution

League Finesse requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

League Finesse solution – Cost: 68,000 coins

League Finesse SBC solution

The Varane Flashback SBC is available until February 27, so you’ll have plenty of time to complete this pricey reward.

TOTW players will be slightly overpriced at the moment due to active SBCs requiring in-form players but you may be able to snipe some for cheap.


For more FIFA 22, check out how to complete Ultimate Team Hero player pick SBC in FIFA 22, or check out the upcoming TOTY Honourable Mentions players & release date.

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EA reportedly bans Battlefield 2042 players using RGB software

Battlefield 2042 players claim to have been unfairly banned, and a huge percentage of these players were reportedly using RGB software.

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A ton of Battlefield 2042 players claim to have been unfairly banned, and industry insider and journalist Tom Henderson has discovered that 90% of these players were reportedly running RGB software at the time.

Battlefield 2042 suffered a problematic launch, with dwindling player numbers and a reportedly “very disappointed” EA considering making the game free-to-play in some capacity. However, it appears that the problems don’t end there, as waves of Battlefield players claim to have been unfairly banned.

Industry insider Tom Henderson has been looking into this issue and discovered that 90% of these banned users were “running some form of RGB software.”

Battlefield 2042 player dropping into Renewal map

Battlefield 2042 opted to run on Easy Anti-Cheat, the same anti-cheat provider as Apex Legends and Fortnite. While Battlefield 2042 has been relatively cheat-free, perhaps because the game’s performance issues are causing the cheats not to work, players are claiming to have been falsely banned.

After reporting that EA closed a help forum post after there were “163 pages of people trying to figure out why they were false-positive banned in Battlefield 2042,” Tom Henderson shared his findings from talking to over a hundred banned players.

His data revealed that 40% of banned players admitted to playing in Portal XP farms, 48% were running MSI Afterburner, and 90% were running some form of RGB software.

He clarified that the RGB programs “were primarily iCUE and Logitech G Hub,” and Easy Anti-Cheat has a history of falsely flagging RGB as cheat software.

40% of the banned players admitting to using Portal XP farms is interesting, although perhaps not enough to form a correlation. Portal’s servers were full of modes where players could farm low-HP bots for easy kills, and devs Ripple Effect were quick to place a cap on XP.

Henderson explained that although some could argue it was a breach of EA’s Terms of Service, XP farms could “arguably be considered a “feature” of Portal at the time, as DICE and Ripple Effect failed to realize this could be a problem at launch.”

Neither EA nor Easy Anti-Cheat has responded to these false-positive ban claims but we’ll let you know if there are any further updates.


You can also check out DICE’s Scoreboard redesign, which Battlefield 2042 players have been begging for.

Image Credit: EA / DICE / Logitech

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