With fans desperate for any news on Grand Theft Auto 6, a new job posting from Rockstar has dropped a clue about a possible setting, with a return to the 1980s seemingly not on the cards.
GTA 6 hasn’t even been confirmed by Rockstar yet, but it’s already one of the most highly anticipated games ever, with players desperate to play through the next chapter of the legendary franchise.
It’s no surprise then that fans have been searching for any little clue that could be linked to the upcoming game, using job postings and mystery pages on the official Rockstar website to fuel the speculation.
One of the biggest GTA rumors is known as ‘Project Americas,’ a supposed leak that claims the devs are working on an ambitious story that would see players in both Vice City and South America.
Project Americas suggests that the story’s main character will have links to the Cartel, which will see them traveling back and forth between Vice City and an unnamed location in South America during the 1980s.
While fans have been excited at the prospect of heading to the 80s in the next title, there has been some concern about what that could mean for the franchise. GTA 5 is set in modern-day Los Santos, with players using smartphones to communicate or use the stock market, something not possible in a game set 40 years ago.
A new job listing from Rockstar has cast more doubt on the idea of a throwback title, with the Indian division of the company searching for a “Mixed Media Animator.” According to the post, the successful applicant would “create content for in-game media” and work on “multiple platforms.”
GTA fans believe this refers to the in-game websites and TV shows that are part of GTA 5. If Grand Theft Auto 6 was set in the 1980s, it’s very unlikely that websites would play a part in the game.
Of course, the game could travel back to the 80s for story-telling, but it is unlikely that GTA Online would be set in two different timelines, or add modern technology to an old setting.
Of course, all this is just speculation until we get official confirmation from Rockstar, but many fans believe we will get an announcement from the developers at E3 2021 in June after TakeTwo announced they would be attending.
Image Credits: Rockstar Games
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy weapon tier list
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy has brought with it a heap of changes in the patch notes, some of which have created a new Apex Legends weapon tier list.
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy is finally here. Just like any season, it has also brought a bunch of changes with the patch notes, including buffs and nerfs to the weapons that have allowed a new Apex Legends weapon tier list to emerge.
Apex Legends Legacy has seen players experience the new Arenas mode, Valkyrie, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow. Although there have been many server issues since its release on May 4th, Season 9 has been a great success so far.
Prior to release, Respawn Entertainment released the Legacy patch notes where we got to see the nerfs and buffs for all the weapons, but now players have been able to get their hands on the new season, it is much easier to tell what ones are at the top.
As it’s a new season, we thought it would be helpful to compose a tier list for all the weapons in Legacy, as well as the best weapons in each class, so let’s jump into it.
The tier system:
- S-Tier weapons are the best
- A-Tier are amazing in their own right
- B-Tier weapons are just missing something
- C-Tier are weapons that players should avoid
Apex Legends Season 9 Legacy weapon tier list
- S-Tier: Bocek Bow, Spitfire, Sentinel, R-301, Peacekeeper, Prowler, Kraber, Triple Take
- A-Tier: Volt, Alternator, Flatline, G7 Scout, Wingman, Charge Rifle, Eva-8, L-Star
- B-Tier: Hemlock, Havoc, Mastiff, Devotion, 30-30 Repeater, Longbow
- C-Tier: Mozambique, P2020, RE-45
Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy
The proceeding list is the best weapons in the current Apex Legends meta for each class, excluding the care package weapons. The Triple Take, Kraber, and Prowler are all-powerful, but you won’t find them in most games, hence their exclusion.
Best LMG – Spitfire
Although the Spitfire received a slight nerf, increasing the recoil on the gun’s first few bullets, it’s still an absolute machine. Any weapon with over 30 bullets in the base magazine will be strong in Apex Legends, as not only is the damage and range good, but the best thing about the Spitfire is how long it can shoot for, especially with an extended mag.
This makes it the best of the LMGs, as although the L-Star and Devotion both have large magazine sizes, the damage, range, and recoil control on the Spitfire are far superior.
Best SMG – Volt
Since the R-99 received a nerf back in Season 8, the Volt has taken its place at the top of the SMGs, with the Alternator coming close in second. The Volt is a great close-ranged weapon, but it is the best SMG because of its ability to do damage at medium range.
Further, the recoil is very easy to control, especially with attachments, and the Volt works great with a 2x bruiser to make sure you’re hitting those shots.
The ability to gun someone down at both close and medium range, as well as great iron sights, is what makes the Volt the best SMG in Apex Legends Legacy.
Best AR – R-301
The R-301 is by far the most reliable weapon in Apex Legends Legacy and has been for a while now. Not only is the recoil extremely easy to control, but it also has long-range capabilities with the Anvil Receiver Hop-up, as well as close-range fire rate and hip-fire accuracy.
The R-301 is always a great weapon to pick up and allows you to be more experimental with your secondary, as you can use it as a closer or longer-ranged weapon.
Best Sniper – Sentinel
Now that the Longbow has been nerfed with the removal of Skullpiercer and the Triple Take has become a care package weapon, the Sentinel is now the strongest sniper in the game.
Even without the shield cell charge up, which is very strong, the Sentinel performs well. Although it has a slow fire rate, it hits hard in the chest and especially the head.
Apart from the Kraber, the Sentinel has the greatest damage per bullet in the sniper category, usually dropping someone in 2 to 3 shots, and it’s even more efficient when it’s amped up with shield cells.
Best Marksman Rifle – Bocek Bow
The Bocek Bow is the latest addition to the weapons in Apex Legends, becoming part of the new category, Marksman Rifles.
Players have already discovered just how strong this weapon is, hitting huge damage with every arrow. One of the main reasons it’s so strong is because of how silent it is. Gaining an angle on someone and taking them out when they have no idea where you are feels very satisfying.
Further, it is also the only weapon in the game that takes two Hop-ups, Shatter Caps and Deadeyes Tempo, which are both very good. Shatter Caps converts the Bocek Bow into a shotgun, dealing damage up-close, while Deadeyes Tempo allows players to increase the fire rate upon successful pullbacks.
As well as the huge damage output, these are the reasons the Bocek Bow is arguable the strongest weapon in the game right now.
Best Shotgun – Peacekeeper
After being replaced by the Triple Take as a care package weapon, the Peacekeeper finally returns to floor loot. The Peacekeeper feels just as good as it ever has, now with the Precision Choke built-in, making it a great choice for close and even medium range.
As the Mastiff received a big nerf last season, the Peacekeeper officially took its place as the strongest shotgun in the game.
Best Pistol – Wingman
This isn’t a tough decision, as the Wingman is only competing with the RE-45 and the P2020. However, the Wingman is still the hard-hitting powerhouse it has always been.
If you’re hitting your shots with this weapon, it’s extremely deadly and a great option as a secondary for anyone with a fast, rushing playstyle. Although it has a slight nerf with the removal of Skullpiercer, it’s still powerful and can still hold the Quickdraw Hop-up, allowing for a fast ADS.
There you have it, the tier list and best weapons in each class for Apex legends Season 9: Legacy. For more on Apex, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL for news and updates, and if you liked this article, check out our recent one on the best Legends to use in the Arenas.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Resident Evil Village weapons guide: Full tier list
Find out which are the best weapons to help you survive the Village in Resident Evil 8 with out extensive guide, tips, and tier list.
To adequately face off with the twisted Dimitrescu family, you’re going to need to make sure you know about the weapons you can wield, and which are the most effective. Here’s an in-depth guide to Resident Evil Village’s best weapons with some great tips, and a full tier list too.
The hype has been very real for the next major chapter in the famous Resident Evil franchise. The survival-horror icon has been a mainstay in the genre, cultivating a legacy over the past 25 years. Resident Evil Village is merely an extension of Resident Evil 7 and expanded upon even further with more big moments and epic characters.
There’s a bit more of a focus on combat and making the most of the game’s strong arsenal of guns. So to topple Lady Dimitrescu and her cohorts, here are all the weapons you’ll gain access to during the main story, and tips on which ones will best serve your purpose.
Also, check out our guide to making money fast in Resident Evil Village.
Here’s an explanation of our tier system:
- S-Tier weapons are the best for every situation
- A-Tier are amazing in their own right
- B-Tier weapons are just missing something
- C-Tier ones are not worth your time
Our Resident Evil Village weapon tier list:
- S-Tier: F2 Rifle, W870 TAC Shotgun, M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum, SYG-12 Shotgun
- A-Tier: M1897 Shotgun, GM 79 Grenade Launcher, V61 Machine Pistol
- B-Tier: M1911 Pistol
- C-Tier: LEMI Pistol
As with any Resident Evil game, you will start off with a rudimentary Pistol designed to just help you scrape by the game’s first few meaty encounters. The LEMI is no different, and even with upgrades, it will quickly become an afterthought.
Just use it as much as you can early on and forget about conserving ammo, especially with the game’s first major Lycan set-piece, as health is far more important.
The M1911 isn’t too dissimilar to the LEMI in many respects as it’s a fairly standard weapon that’s base stats are just a bit better. We do like the fire rate on it, and, again, it’s a useful weapon to use at the time of acquiring.
V61 Machine Pistol
When you finally come across the V61 Machine Pistol, you can pretty much wave goodbye to any of your Pistols as the V61 will take over their responsibilities now. It’s useful in practically any situation or battle, and once you slap an upgrade or two on it, it will quite often be your go-to gun.
Make sure to give its firepower the attention as its fire rate and ammo is already decent.
M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum
There’s a giddy moment in Capcom’s games when you finally get your hands on the game’s Magnum. The famous revolver carries on the game’s legacy by providing players with yet another unbelievably powerful gun.
Even more so than the GM 79 Grenade Launcher, we highly recommend you conserve its use and preserve its limited ammunition, waiting until you encounter significantly more dangerous foes.
Your first punchy weapon you obtain in Resident Evil Village. It does what every other basic Shotgun has ever done, be a monster up-close, and kill enemies in one or two shots at the expensive of fire rate and reload time.
With the M1897 you need to master the art of patience. Wait for an enemy to be within touching distance of your person before unleashing a devastating shell into them to possibly kill them in one shot.
W870 TAC Shotgun
A better version of the M1897, the W870 TAC Shotgun could potentially be your main weapon if you’re good at conserving ammo. You get it at a decent point in the game, so upgrading its firepower and fire rate is key. Again, concentrate your shots, aim for the head, and your patience will be rewarded with greater damage done.
A late-game addition to the pack, the SYG-12 Shotgun will become the de facto Shotgun, especially with enhancements to improve its capabilities. It’s powerful, fast, and is very well-balanced.
You can probably sell the other two shoguns, if you still have them, once you have the SYG-12.
In the right hands, the F2 is potentially the best (non-Magnum) weapon in the game. Even though the description says “specialized for taking out long-range targets.” the gun can ideally be used at any distance.
Its power is already phenomenal in its base form and upgrades should be a priority for it – especially reload speed. Picking off enemies without letting them get a sniff of you is invaluable and will save you lots of health.
GM 79 Grenade Launcher
Another staple of the Resident Evil franchise is the age-old Grenade Launcher. As usual, ammo is a bit more scarce compared to the other firearms on this list, meaning it’s more of a specialist weapon.
Save it more for bosses and sub-bosses, perhaps even keeping it away in storage most of the time to free up room for other ammo, health, and important items. Make sure to upgrade
Resident Evil Village post-game weapons
Once you’ve completed Resident Evil Village, there are a number of other weapons you can go about unlocking to use in the main game itself on another playthrough.
- WCX short-barreled assault rifle
- Karambit Knife
- USM-AI semi automatic pistol
- Dragoon assault rifle
- Hand Cannon PZ
- Rocket Pistol
- LZ Answerer
Also, see where we ranked all of the main Resident Evil games from worst to best.
Image Credit: Capcom
This Clever trick makes Valkyrie fly longer in Apex Legends
There is a clever Apex Legends tactic that you can use to make the new Legend Valkyrie fly for longer during battle.
The new Legend Valkyrie is one of the many additions in the Apex Legends Season 9, Legacy update, and there’s a clever trick that you can use to make her soar through the sky for longer than usual.
This character brings a certain verticality to the battle royale with her ability to soar through the air for a short period of time. Now, a few players have found a way to use her jetpacks to stay in the air for a longer duration.
How to make Valkyrie fly for longer in Apex Legends
This trick was discovered by Reddit user Swogglenoz, who was experimenting with Valkyrie’s jetpacks. Through this, they were able to come up with a way to make her fly much further and longer than normal.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Use Valkyrie’s jetpacks to take off into the sky.
- Hold her tactical down while you’re in the air to fly for longer.
- Once you’re ready to land, use the melee attack to bring her down.
Using the melee attack will cancel out her deploying the rocket burst tactical, allowing you to land safely. However, you’ll be flying fairly slow, which could leave you vulnerable to enemy attacks.
While some players initially assumed that this might be an exploit, the Apex Legends devs made it clear that this is an intentional tactic. While Valkyrie’s slow speed might come off as useless, this trick is ideal for sneaking up on players.
Valkyrie’s VTOL Jets only allow her to hover across the map within a set amount of fuel, so you’ll need to use this tactic carefully. We recommend saving it for late-game scenarios where it’s easier to be stealthy.
If you want some useful tips and tricks for playing as Valkyrie that will make you into a winged menace on your way to victory, then you can check out or guide for them.
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Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy weapon tier list
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy has brought with it a heap of changes in the patch notes, some of which...