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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

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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

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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.

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends players call for devs to make Firing Range change after Season 14 update

Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to fix the Firing Range after the Season 14 update changed the way players die.

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Apex Legends players have noticed a difference in the Firing Range after the Season 14 update, and now they are calling for the devs to make a change.

Apex Legends players are still getting used to the changes in Season 14, as there have been both drastic updates to existing content and new introductions such as Vantage and the Laser Sight attachment.

With that said, players have already found great ways to utilize Vantage and also discovered how strong character buffs are, including Mad Maggie and Newcastle‘s.

However, like any new update, Season 14 has brought some pretty crazy glitches, and players have also found an unwanted change in the Firing Range that they’re now calling for the devs to revert.

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Players often use the Firing Range to practice and 1v1 others, but the removal of the Self-Revive has caused these interactions to be much slower and less enjoyable.

Prior to the Self-Revive’s removal, players would 1v1 with a Gold Knockdown Shield so that if they went down, they could easily get back up or switch characters to gain health and retain their loadout.

This prevented the effort of having to respawn and collect your loadout again, allowing players to 1v1 efficiently. Unfortunately, as Skeptation has highlighted, the removal of Self-Revive means this is no longer possible.

Now, Skeptation and others who agree in the comments are calling for the devs to “change this so players get downed not full killed with friendly fire on.”

While it’s not a major issue, it is clearly something the fans want and may have actually been something that the devs didn’t consider when they took the Self-Revive out of the game.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, check out how Apex Legends has reached new heights in Season 14.

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FIFA 23: Release date, crossplay, new features, more

FIFA 23 is right around the corner, and EA have prepared a ton of new content for players to enjoy so here’s everything you need to know.

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FIFA 23 release date is fast approaching, and football fans are eager to discover what EA has in store for them this year. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be EA Sports’ final football game with the FIFA branding as they get set to introduce EA Sports FC to the world next year.

Therefore, expectations for FIFA 23 are high and after EA showcased the new features and additions that await players across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and Pro Clubs, there’s clearly a look to look forward to.

We’ll break down every new feature coming to FIFA 23 as well as the official release date, to best prepare you for an expansive final chapter.

Jack Grealish FIFA 23

Will FIFA 23 have crossplay?

FIFA 23 will have a crossplay feature for certain modes at launch. Crossplay in FIFA 23 will be limited to 1vs1 modes when the game releases. This will mainly impact Ultimate Team gameplay as players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will face each other. Meanwhile, PS4 and Xbox One users will also match up against each other

This also means that a massive amount of players will be sharing one FUT market in FIFA. To find out more about changes to the market, you can read our article explaining how the Ultimate Team market will function in FIFA 23.

Unfortunately, EA confirmed that there would be no crossplay feature for the Pro Clubs mode. This infuriated players, and after a ton of backlash from the FIFA community, EA hinted that the feature could make its way to Pro Clubs post-launch.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new features

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team fans are in for some major changes. For starters, position modifiers as we know them will be removed from the game.

Instead, players will have secondary positions that mirror their real-life position changes. For example, Kyler Walker would be able to operate on full chemistry at RB or CB.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team squad chemistry

Another major change set to hit the Ultimate Team mode is FIFA 23’s brand-new chemistry system. Chemistry lines across your squad are a thing of the past in FIFA 23. You’ll know have more freedom to build your squad with a less restrictive chemistry system.

This system will factor in nations, leagues, and clubs across the entire pitch in order to give players a chemistry rating between 0-3. Proximity is no longer a factor as Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold produce chemistry from RB to LB.

Check out our guide on Ultimate Team’s new game mode called FUT Moments for a look at what to expect in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 World Cup modes

The World Cup mode added to FIFA 18 was a massive hit among players, and the community has been urging EA to revisit the feature for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

While we currently don’t know how many game modes will feature World Cup content, EA did confirm that there will be some involvement via the Ultimate Team mode.

It’s understood that both the men’s and women’s versions of the World Cup will be celebrated in FIFA 23, but we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store for players.

Mallory Pugh in FIFA 22

Given that the men’s tournament takes place in the winter of 2022 this time around, and the women’s edition is in the summer of 2023, EA would have plenty of time to give both footballing festivals the proper treatment.

FIFA 23 new & removed clubs

Due to licensing agreements, it’s not unusual to see clubs and leagues join and depart the FIFA franchise with every new release. Lately, certain Serie A licenses have been difficult to come by with notable clubs Juventus, Lazio, and Atalanta missing from the game.

EA confirmed that Juventus will be returning to FIFA this year in full capacity, with Claudio Marchisio leading the charge as a FUT Hero item available to Ultimate Team players.

While one partnership seems to be reignited, another one is set to end in FIFA 23 as reports claim that the J-League will be removed from the game. If reports are true, this would mark the end of a 6-year partnership between the Japanese League and EA Sports.

Mbappe with FIFA 23 and J-League logo

With a ton of different licenses to take note of, it could be difficult to keep track of which teams, leagues, and stadiums will be involved in FIFA 23, but we’ve made a guide to help you out.

FIFA 23 gameplay changes

In addition to changes to the Pro Clubs and Career Mode offerings in FIFA 23, EA were also excited to announce several gameplay changes. These changes are meant to freshen up the way the game feels on the pitch.

For starters, set pieces have undergone an overhaul in FIFA 23, with penalties receiving a simplified mechanic. Set pieces also include free kicks and corners, which you’ll have to learn how to master once more this year.

One of the most entertaining ways to flex your FIFA prowess is through skill moves, and in FIFA 23 there will be more to master than ever before. You can check out our guide to discover all of the gameplay changes being introduced in FIFA 23.


For more on the FIFA series, be sure to check out our guide on how to pre-order FIFA 23 with editions available, prices, & bonuses.

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Apex Legends players claim Mad Maggie “too good not to use” after major Season 14 buffs

Mad Maggie received a major buff in Apex Legends Season 14, and players claim that the Legend is now a must-pick.

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Mad Maggie has never been the most popular character in Apex Legends, but thanks to a major buff in the Season 14 update, players claim she’s “too good not to be used.”

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, bringing a new version of Kings Canyon, major weapon buffs and nerfs, and of course, a new Legend — Vantage. That’s not all though, as existing Legends have been tweaked, and Mad Maggie was on the receiving end of a powerful buff.

Now, with her improved Wrecking Ball ability, her popularity is steadily rising, as she becomes a direct counter to the ever-popular Gibraltar.

Apex Legends Season 14 gave Maggie’s Wrecking Ball a major buff, where it will now deal damage to several placeable objects such as the Black market, Castle Walls, and Gas Barrels. But the biggest takeaway is that “it will also destroy Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.”

Gibraltar is considered a crutch Legend in competitive thanks to the Dome of Protection keeping players safe in the chaotic endgame. While the Riot Drill could penetrate the shield before, players can now use Maggie’s Wrecking Ball to completely shatter the dome, leaving whole squads exposed.

Reddit user Ship_Doctor showed Maggie’s Wrecking Ball in action, claiming that “Maggie is too good not to be used this season.” In the clip, the user uses the Wrecking Ball to shatter the shield, then the Riot Drill to deal even more damage as they take cover behind a tree.

“Went from quite literally never touching her (I played her twice on Control) to this season so far, she’s all I’ve played,” replied one player. “She’s so much fun.”

“I’ve never met anyone else who hated Gibby more than me. His dome is a complete crutch, glad they did this unintentional nerf to him,” explained another.

However, some players explained that Gibby doesn’t appear in pubs all that often, but Maggie is sure to take plenty of squads by surprise in Ranked. Especially if they never read the patch notes.

For more Apex, be sure to check out how the Season 14 update allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving.

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