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Most anticipated FPS games for 2022: Ten shooters to look out for

For those who love shooters, we’ve decided to put together our most anticipated FPS games for 2022, including potential release dates.

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Now that 2021 is coming to a close, we thought it would be great to share some of the most anticipated FPS games coming in 2022 for players who love to shoot up a storm.

With the festive season arriving in 2021, the new year is almost among us. 2021 has been great for gaming in general, with games like Warzone and Halo Infinite really standing out in the FPS genre. 2022 is set to be even more special, especially now that the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X are officially here.

Having said that, players are always looking for the next big game or installment for popular franchises. For those eager to read about some of the most exciting shooters coming in the new year, here are the most anticipated FPS games coming in 2022.

10 FPS games arriving in 2022

1. Wonderlands

tiny tina's wonderlands

For fans of shoot and loot FPS games like Destiny, Wonderlands may be exactly what you’re looking for in 2022. From the creators of the Borderlands series, Gearbox Software, Wonderlands is a spin-off game inspired by a DLC from Borderlands 2 called Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.

Wonderlands puts a dungeons and dragons spin on the great Borderlands formula. Players will be shooting and looting their way through a medieval fantasy-themed world which just might fulfill your need for a new FPS adventure.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be arriving on March 25, 2022, for PC, Xbox One & Series S/X, & PlayStation 4 & 5.

2. Modern Warfare II (CoD 2022)

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Modern Warfare (2019) was an absolute hit for the Call of Duty franchise. As well as introducing one of the most popular battle royales of all time, Warzone, it also continued a series that many have fond memories with when it comes to Call of Duty games.

Following its success, it seems the CoD release for 2022 will be a follow-up to Modern Warfare (2019), which will most likely bring a classic CoD campaign with a sense of realism, and also a cracking Multiplayer mode similar to what was provided in the first game.

CoD is always up there when it comes to anticipated FPS games, but Modern Warfare II has the potential to really be something special if it continues the success of the first installment. For those who like to sink their teeth into a great story, or just want to shoot other online players, Modern Warfare II is definitely one to look out for and will most likely be released around November 2022.

3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is a single-player FPS survival horror. This game is the fourth in the series and for those who aren’t familiar with the franchise, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games have always looked to impress players graphically.

If graphics is what you look for in a game, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will run on Unreal Engine 5. With this powerful engine, you’ll be able to immerse yourself within a realistic but spooky post-apocalyptic world based around the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, which just might be the game for you.

If you’re a fan of Resident Evil or the Metro franchise, definitely check out S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, which is out on PC, Xbox Series X/S on April 28, 2022.

4. Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is another FPS survival horror game that takes place right after the first game. Dying Light was received incredibly well by the gaming community when it was released back in 2015, with the second game being highly anticipated.

Now we have finally seen gameplay and had more news about Dying Light 2, it’s set up to be another great story and gameplay experience. Set around 20 years after the events of the first game, players will be following main protagonist Aiden Caldwell as he fights for survival admist a zombie apocalypse and broken society.

With a mix of shooting, meleeing, and parkour, Dying Light 2 will definitely be an adventure worth looking out for, especially if you’re looking for something more than just an FPS game.

For players who love a zombie game or movie, make sure you look out for Dying Light 2 which is releasing on PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox on February 4, 2022.

5. Raindbow Six Extraction

Rainbow Six Extraction logo

We’ve covered Rainbow Six Extraction ever since it was teased and revealed. Using the engine Rainbow Six Siege has been so successful with, Extraction looks to take the gameplay to a more cooperative-based, PVE multiplayer game that sees players working together against aliens called Archaeans.

If you love Rainbow Six Siege and are looking for something different from a competitive FPS multiplayer experience, Extraction might be right up your street.

For players who love games like Back 4 Blood, Left 4 Dead, and World War Z, grab some friends and get to work on eliminating hoards of aliens on all platforms on January 20, 2022.

6. Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart

Next, we have Atomic Heart, which is a single-player FPS action role-playing title from the developers Mundfish. The game takes place in an alternate reality within the Soviet Union during the 1950s. In this reality, technology has advanced much faster than in our own, with things like robots and holograms being invented.

You play a KGB agent called P-3 who is sent to investigate a manufacturing facility that has ultimately been experimenting with machines. The machines within this facility have gone rogue and you soon find out that strange experiments have been taking place.

Players eager to get into a new single-player adventure, Atomic Heart just might grip you with its compelling story and FPS-driven combat. It arrives on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox in 2022.

7. Redfall

Redfall

Redfall is an action-adventure FPS game developed by Arkane and Bethesda that can be played cooperatively with online players, or in a single-player mode. The game sees players pitted against Vampires and other enemies in a bid for survival within the town of Redfall, Massachusetts.

Redfall will have four unique characters to choose from, which will all offer different gameplay opportunities. As well as using guns to take on enemies, there also seems to be an emphasis on magic and advanced technology.

For those who like FPS survival games much like Left 4 Dead and Back 4 Blood, this could be another game you and your friends can enjoy when it is released for Xbox consoles and PC in the Summer of 2022.

8. Isonzo

WWI Isonzo: Italian front

If you like online FPS games more than a single-play adventure experience, Isonzo offers a realistic WWI experience.

Based in the mountains of the Italian Front during World War One, Isonzo is an authentic tactical first-person shooter with amazing graphics. From the weaponry to the maps and music, Isonzo strives to be a realistic WWI experience.

Like many multiplayer FPS games, we expect Isonzo to offer a variety of modes for players to battle it out. According to the description on Steam, one mode we know of is the historical Offensive mode, which “focuses on the tactical challenges of Alpine warfare.”

If you love WWI or WWII FPS games, Isonzo will definitely be one to look out for, as it is said to be released in early 2022 for PC, PlayStation & Xbox consoles.

9. Crossfire X

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Crossfire X is another FPS game releasing in 2022, exclusive to Xbox consoles. The multiplayer mode will be free-to-play, but the game will also feature a single-player mode which is locked behind a paywall.

The option of both Multiplayer and single-player is great, and the gameplay is sure to excite fans of the Counter-Strike series. Two opposing teams will go head to head competing in a variety of game modes.

The game will feature modern weaponry so for those looking for something different to Call of Duty or Battlefield, this could be a great alternative in 2022, as it’s releasing exclusively for Xbox consoles on February 10.

10. ExoMecha

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Lastly, we have ExoMecha, a free-to-play Multiplayer FPS game that features a sci-fi setting with futuristic gameplay.

ExoMecha will see players battle it out on an exo-planet in a variety of team-based game modes, including a battle royale. Using mechs with unique abilities, weapons, and gadgets, ExoMecha offers a fresh and exciting take on the FPS genre in 2022. Players will be fighting to gain the exoplanet’s resources, and as teams win or lose, the map will change.

For fans of Halo, Crisis, and Titanfall, ExoMecha is definitely a game to look out for as it releases in August 2022 for PC and Xbox consoles.


There you have, there are ten FPS games that you should have on your radar for 2022. For all gaming news stay tuned on CharlieINTEL.

Image Credits: Gearbox Software / Bethesda / Arkane Studios / Activision / M2H Game Studio / Blackmill Games / Twistedred Inc / Smilegate Entertainment / Techland / Ubisoft / Mundfish / GSC Game World

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How to get Fortnite Clint Barton & Kate Bishop skins: Hawkeye bundle & price

Here’s how to get your hands on Fortnite Chapter 3’s Hawkeye bundle, which includes skins for Clint Barton and Kate Bishop.

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Clint Barton and Kate Bishop have arrived as unlockable skins in Fortnite as part of a new Marvel crossover, and here’s how you can get your hands on the Fortnite Hawkeye bundle.

There have been various Marvel crossovers in Fortnite, as characters like Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage have made their way to the battle royale. Green Goblin is also rumored to join the game.

Now, Epic Games have collaborated with Disney+’s Hawkeye series featuring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop. The two archers have arrived in Fortnite as unlockable skins, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.

Fortnite Hawkeye bundle

Fortnite Hawkeye Accessories

The main items in this Fortnite collaboration are the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop outfits. Both characters are dressed in their iconic purple costumes from the show’s finale, and these can be purchased separately.

There is also a Back Bling for each skin along with two Harvesting Tools and a Glider. If you purchase the Hawkeye bundle, you’ll get all five of these items along with an exclusive loading screen.

Here’s everything in the Fortnite Hawkeye bundle:

  • Clint Barton (Outfit)
  • Kate Bishop (Outfit)
  • Hawkguy’s Arsenal (Back Bling)
  • Kate’s Quiver (Back Bling)
  • Pickross Bow (Harvesting Tool)
  • Taut Slicer (Harvesting Tool)
  • Aerial Archer (Glider)
  • Hawkeyes (Loading Screen)

Fortnite Hawkeye skins price

Fortnite Hawkeyes Loading Screen

If you visit the Fortnite Item Shop, you can get the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop Fortnite outfits individually for 1,500 V-Bucks each. You can also get the glider for 800 V-Bucks and the pickaxes for 500 V-Bucks each. 

Alternatively, you can spend 2,400 V-Bucks to get the full Hawkeye bundle which will include both outfits along with accessories. This is quite a deal and much cheaper than purchasing the skins individually.


For more Fortnite content, check out our hub on Fortnite’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover as well as how to find and throw Fortnite Klomberries.

Image Credits: Epic Games / Marvel

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How to fix Battlefield 2042 Error Code 3:9001

Battlefield 2042 players have been unable to launch the game after the Error Code 3:9001 popped up, but we have a simple fix.

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Battlefield 2042 devs have released the first update of 2022, but Update 3.2 has caused the frustrating Error Code 3:9001 which prevents Steam players from launching the game. But, we’ve got a simple fix for the issue.

Battlefield 2042 has been suffering from numerous bugs, glitches, and crashes, and DICE attempted to solve some of the worst offenders with January 20’s Update 3.2.

Unfortunately, this has caused the ‘Error Code 3:9001’ to pop up, preventing Steam users from launching the game.

Luckily, there’s a simple fix for the issue, so you can get back to playing Battlefield 2042 in no time.

How to fix Error Code 3:9001 in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 Specialists in Hazard Zone mode

While Battlefield 2042’s Error Code 3:9001 is frustrating, there’s an easy way to get around it by changing some settings within Steam.

Here’s how to get rid of Battlefield 2042’s 3:9001 Error Code:

  1. Open your Steam Library
  2. Right-click on Battlefield 2042
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Updates
  5. Hit the drop down arrow underneath ‘Automatic Updates
  6. Select ‘Only update this game when I launch it
  7. Launch Battlefield 2042 through Steam
Battlefield 2042 Steam update settings menu

What appears to have gone wrong here was Steam didn’t automatically download the update for players, so the error code has popped up when players tried to launch an out-of-date version of Battlefield 2042.

However, setting the game to only ‘only update when I launch it’ will force the game to recognize and begin installing the update. Then, hopefully, you’ll be able to resume playing Battlefield 2042 as soon as the update’s over.

Battlefield 2042’s next update is scheduled for February, which finally brings a proper Scoreboard to the game. Then, Season 1 is expected to begin in March, bringing a new map.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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Battlefield 2042 could go free-to-play after EA “very disappointed” with release

EA are reportedly considering a free-to-play model for Battlefield 2042 after its poor release and low player count.

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According to reliable leaker Tom Henderson, EA are reportedly “very disappointed” with Battlefield 2042’s launch and are considering making the game free-to-play in some capacity.

The free-to-play model has been adopted by almost every publisher in the games industry, pulling in as many players as possible and then selling in-game cosmetics to rake in an incredible amount of money.

Microsoft made the incredible decision to make Halo Infinite’s multiplayer free-to-play, and Warzone, Fortnite, and Apex continue to dominate the shooter market.

Many expected Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone to be the free-to-play offering, but this wasn’t the case. However, it’s been reported that EA are considering adding a free-to-play element to the game after its disappointing launch.

Battlefield 2042 helicopters fighting

Battlefield 2042 was one of the most anticipated shooters of 2021 but issues such as poor performance, the disappearance of the classic class system, and the controversial bullet spread mechanic turned away both new and returning players.

A declining player count has meant that 2018’s Battlefield V has had more players on Steam, and EA are reportedly “very disappointed” with how it has performed.

Industry insider Tom Henderson reported the news on January 20, claiming that EA are “looking at all options” with Battlefield 2042, which includes looking at free-to-play “in some capacity.”

It remains to be seen what this free-to-play model may look like, but Henderson said that he’ll reveal more information on January 21.

The community wasn’t convinced that going free would help Battlefield 2042, as the issues are rooted in the game itself. “Making it F2P will only give them another 10k players for like 2 weeks and then those players will leave,” said one player. “This game is gonna get ditched.”

“Sadly, I’m happy that they’ve admitted being very disappointed with it,” explained another popular leaker, TheMW2Ghost. “Hopefully that’ll shift the game in the right direction, and adding a **scoreboard** to the game isn’t seen as an incredible act of legacy feature implementation.”

DICE recently unveiled plans to add a proper Scoreboard to Battlefield 2042, and while fans were happy to see it return, they were shocked it was never there in the first place.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with more information surrounding EA’s future plans for Battlefield 2042.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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