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Ranking the top 7 villains in Resident Evil from worst to best

Resident Evil has a history of evil villains that try to destroy main characters, so here are the top 7 villains ranked from worst to best.

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The legendary survival-horror franchise is known for having some truly despicable antagonists. So we’ve sifted through the heinous characters and decided to rank the top 7 Resident Evil villains from worst to best.

The Resident Evil games already give you enough on your plate to worry about with some of the genre’s most difficult and terrifying enemies imaginable. From chainsaw-wielding Spaniards to abnormally-strong Lickers that want to eat you, the series has a litany of fearsome foes.

However, if you’re able to conquer these ‘minnows’, then you’re usually rewarded with a fight against some of the franchise’s most lauded bad guys that Capcom has to offer.

Here are the top 7 villains in Resident Evil ranked form worst to best.

7. Osmund Saddler

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The nefarious cult leader of Los Iluminados, Osmund Saddler doesn’t quite hold a candle to the other contenders on this list. His appearances are extremely limited throughout your time in Resident Evil 4.

His interpreted power is clearly tremendous as he has a stranglehold on this entire region. If you’re able to reach the end of the game, then he awaits you in one of the most disturbing forms that anyone takes in the history of Resident Evil.

6. Ramon Salazar

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One more entry from the genre-defining game that was Resident Evil 4, Ramon Salazar is a deeply-unsettling character who comes across as a child, looks like an old man, but is somewhere in-between.

His demeanor is extremely creepy and once he’s had enough of toying around with you in his sordid castle, you must confront him in a tough boss battle.

5. William Birkin

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Resident Evil 2 really gave you both barrels in this superb follow-up to the original. As well as another entry still to come on our list, Capcom also threw William Burkin at you.

Birkin’s story is a sad one as this esteemed scientist did not receive the recognition for his work that he fully deserved. This ultimately led to him going up against Umbrella and injecting himself with the T-Virus. Predictably this spelled bad news for Leon Kennedy who had to deal with several incarnations of the super-powerful being.

4. The Baker Family

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Resident Evil 7 signified the return of the game to its true roots and reverted back to the gameplay decisions that made the Resident Evil name so famous. But a reboot meant that we needed new characters and threats.

The Baker Family turned out to be the perfect folly for the new protagonist – Ethan Winters. Each member brought something different and equally mentally taxing to the table. The star of the show is of course Jack Baker. The head of the table is a relentless, depraved individual that just keeps coming, taking on twisted new forms with every encounter.

3. Tyrant / Mr. X

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The reinvention of Mr. X in the Resident Evil 2 Remake paved the way for countless memes and mods to make him even more domineering. While slightly more ineffective in the original version of Resident Evil 2, the Remake spruces him up with a fresh coat of paint.

His improved A.I makes him a constant nuisance in the Resident Evil 2 Remake as he can bash through doors and hear your location from some distance away if you’re too noisy. His general presence is practically unscripted, meaning he can appear at the most inopportune moments.

2. Albert Wesker

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Probably Resident Evil’s most recognizable human enemy, Albert Wesker is the epitome of pure evil. His blond, slicked-back trim and shades are almost as iconic as his desire to unleash the T-Virus into the world.

Wesker becomes a constant pain in the behind for many of the franchise’s recurring characters – especially Chris Redfield. It all came to a head in Resident Evil 5 when Chris, Sheva, and Wesker clashed near a volcano and it seemed like Wesker is vanquished once and for all…possibly.

1. Nemesis

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Nemesis is one of those enemies that even people who’ve never played a Resident Evil game will shudder at the thought of. The ‘Pursuer’ was quite groundbreaking back in the PS1 era of Resident Evil 3 as Nemesis would literally follow the player everywhere.

Nemesis basically took all that made Tyrant so cool and amped it up. The same can’t quite be said of the 2020 version of Nemesis as he was a lot more scripted and infrequent, but he still looks just as nightmare-inducing. The towering brute instills fear in everyone and everything from his appearance alone, but Nemesis’ stature, power, and look make him the top villain in the history of the Resident Evil series.

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Battlefield

Battlefield 6: Release date, leaks, rumors & battle royale

Battlefield 6 is set to release in 2021, and here’s everything we know about the FPS title including setting, launch date, and leaks.

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The latest installment in EA and DICE’s legendary FPS is set to release this year, and with rumors and leaks building excitement, here’s everything we know about Battlefield 6.

The franchise has remained pretty quiet since the release of Battlefield V back in 2018, but it remains one of the most popular FPS titles on the market. The series acts as the perfect alternative to the close-quarters combat of Call of Duty, bringing massive battles fought across vast locations throughout history.

After the disappointing reception to the Firestorm battle royale mode, EA and DICE didn’t release a new game in 2020, but with confirmation at EA Play that Battlefield 6 was in the works for 2021, anticipation immediately started to build.

Unsurprisingly, leaks and rumors are flooding the internet, with fans desperate to find any information they can about the upcoming release. From the game’s setting, to the timeframe it’s found in, and even a potential release date, here’s everything we know about Battlefield 6.

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Battlefield 6 release date

Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact release date for Battlefield 6 just yet, but in an investor’s call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson did confirm that they planned to reveal the game “in the spring,” and then “deliver the defining Battlefield experience in the 2021 holiday season.”

Most Battlefield games release in either October or November, but considering that many game developers are currently working from home, it’s possible this may push that timeline back a little.

According to DICE, the game is now in “daily playtesting mode,” focusing on “polishing and balancing as they attempt to make the best Battlefield they can.

When will Battlefield 6 be set?

There have been plenty of rumors about the timeline in which Battlefield 6 will be set, but most agree that we’re likely to find ourselves in an alternate reality of the modern-day.

According to well-known leaker Tom Henderson, the game will take place “around 10 years from now”, so that developers are able to “implement weapons and vehicles that are currently in military development today.”

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Where will Battlefield 6 be set?

As for where we’re going, that also remains a keenly guarded secret. Henderson has started to leak alleged information from the game’s first teaser, sharing drawings of what it will look like. One of the most detailed drawings is taken from the viewpoint of a pilot, flying towards a space station surrounded by trees.

Another drawing showed a zoomed-out look at this location, with the leaker then sharing a link to Google Earth, revealing that the space station appears to be Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

When will the Battlefield 6 trailer release?

The good news on this front is that it appears we’re not far away from the release of the trailer. Henderson believes it is “imminent,” but wasn’t able to give an exact date.

We do know that EA has an investor call on Tuesday, May 11, so it’s possible we see it around that date. Otherwise, we’ll likely get our first glimpse at Battlefield 6 at E3 2021 in June.

Will Battlefield 6 have a battle royale?

All signs point to yes. In a leak posted to the Battlefield 6 subreddit, it was claimed that the game will have a battle royale after DICE tested the waters with Firestorm in 2019, but were unable to say whether it will be free-to-play like rival Warzone or only available to those who buy the full game.

The appetite for a battle royale is certainly there, with popular streamer Dr Disrespect clearly excited by the prospect, but we’re still awaiting official confirmation from the developers.

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Will Battlefield 6 be on PS4 and Xbox One?

No. In an official reveal on April 22, DICE confirmed that the 2021 edition of Battlefield will only be available on PS5, Xbox Series Z & S, and PC. There will be no support for PS4 or Xbox One.

DICe say the game will be “brought to life” with the “power” of next-fen consoles, which would line up with rumored reasons as to why there was no 2020 release in the Battlefield franchise.

In a statement to GameSpot back in May 2020, EA confirmed that they would be releasing the game’s on the new consoles in an attempt to target “new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms.”

This was the main reason EA and DICE decided not to release a Battlefield game in 2020, as the amount of people who would have had either a PS5 or Xbox Series X would still be small compared to what it will be a year on.

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How to unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock the fan-favorite Ballistic Knife during Season 3.

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Players who want to score some highlight-worthy kills when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 3 will want to unlock the Ballistic Knife.

The Ballistic Knife is a fan-favorite weapon that was first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops and quickly became known for providing the opportunity for players to put together some impressive highlights.

Now, Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock this new weapon during Season 3, and we have everything you need to know to do so covered for you.

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How to Unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

You will find that two different challenges can be completed to add this weapon to your inventory. One of these challenges must be completed when you are either playing Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.

This challenge tasks players with getting a One Shot, One Kill medal, and a melee kill in the same life in 15 different matches.

The start of Season 3 for Cold War saw this weapon become available for players to earn immediately. However, it will not be available for players to earn in Warzone until mid-season.

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It is important to remember that you must complete the match you are playing for progress towards this unlock challenge to count. All progress will get lost if you do not finish the match.

Zombie players can acquire this weapon by killing a total of 300 enemies while using a Special or Melee weapon. However, the Special or Melee weapon must be Epic or Legendary quality.

The community also can get two other new weapons during this new period of content besides the Ballistic Knife when they unlock the PPSH submachine gun and the Swiss K31 sniper rifle. The best loadout for the PPSH and Swiss K31 will pair perfectly with the Ballistic Knife and allow for some impressive performances by players.

For more on Call of Duty, check out the fastest way to level up this season’s Battle Pass and stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future news and guides.

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Best FOV Setting for Apex Legends

Apex Legends has a variety of settings which can enhance experience, FOV is one of these options but what’s the best number to have it at?

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Apex Legends has a variety of settings for players to customize the experience to their liking completely. This is great, especially when it comes to FOV, as even console players can change this setting to give them the best advantage possible.

Apex Legends developers, Respawn Entertainment, are known for their great communication with the players, implementing requested changes, and even settings.

Unlike many other games, most Apex Legends settings that we see on PC are also on consoles, allowing controller players a wide variety of options to compete with those on more powerful hardware systems. For those unaware, this also goes for FOV, which could be a game-changer for your experience in Apex Legends if you haven’t customized it yet.

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What is FOV?

FOV stands for field of view, which is essentially the size of the viewing angle on the screen. If this setting is higher, it will allow for a bigger viewing angle, letting players see more around them. If this setting is lower, it will decrease the viewing angle.

The default FOV on Apex Legends is set to 70, which to most experienced players is extremely low. The setting goes all the way up to 110.

What Apex Legends FOV setting is best?

Depending on your setup, the sweet spot or best FOV seems to be between 96 and 104. If you play on a bigger TV, you’re going to want to have your FOV on the higher end of the scale, as the bigger screen will allow you to still see up to longer ranges even with a higher FOV.

Of course, like all settings, it’s completely up to preference and your set up. However, one obvious thing is anything under 70 FOV is a huge disadvantage, as it will completely limit your ability to read what’s going on around you.

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A high FOV on a smaller screen or monitor may distort your viewing and prevent you from seeing things at longer ranges, so in this case, you may want to keep your FOV in the 90s.

Ultimately, having your FOV between 90-104 will put you at an advantage over those with the default or lower, as you will be able to see more on the screen and react much quicker to situations. Lower FOV’s can feel too zoomed in and restricted, but FOV’s that are too high can feel too distant, so find what works best for you.

After setting a new, higher FOV, you may also want to play around with your sensitivity and increase that, too, as these settings scale, and a higher FOV might make your original sensitivity feel too slow.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our guide on 3 ways Respawn Entertainment can improve the game and stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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