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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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Fortnite 19.10 update early patch notes: Downtime, bug fixes & Tilted Towers returns

Fortnite’s next major update is expected to bring back a fan-favorite POI, so here’s everything you need to know about the 19.10 update.

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Fortnite is about to receive its first major update of 2022 which is set to bring the high-anticipated return of Tilted Towers, as well as major bug fixes.

We’re now well into Fortnite Chapter 3, which brought Battlefield 2042-inspired tornadoes and even more major characters from the world of pop culture such as Spider-Man and Boba Fett.

But the crossovers aren’t everything you should be excited about, as the fan-favorite Tilted Towers POI is set to make a return in the 19.10 update.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite Chapter 3’s 19.10 update, including its major bug fixes and downtime.

Fortnite 19.10 update server downtime

Tornado in Fortnite Chapter 3

Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite will enter downtime on January 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT, with matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

You won’t be able to play or launch the game during this downtime but once it’s over, you’ll be able to drop in and see everything Fortnite’s 19.10 update has brought.

Tilted Towers returns in Fortnite 19.20 update

Fortnite Tilted Towers POI

Fortnite shifted to a brand-new map with Chapter 3 and eagle-eyed players spotted a familiar POI under the ice – Tilted Towers.

Tilted Towers was a fan-favorite location from Chapter 1, offering the perfect action-packed drop spot for high kill games. A version of it returned in Chapter 2 with Salty Towers but players expect Chapter 3’s to be the real deal.

Epic Games teased Tilted’s return by tweeting “one more sleep” along with a city skyline emoji on January 17, 2022. We’ll just need to wait and see what Epic has in store for Tilted’s return.

Fortnite 19.10 update bug fixes

Foundation statue in Fortnite Chapter 3 map

Fortnite’s 19.10 update is also expected to bring major bug fixes, so are all of the Fornite issues confirmed to be fixed in the next game update.

Battle Royale

  • Weekly Challenge: Collect Telescope Parts Issue – the Quest will be auto-completed for all players
  • “Network Connection Lost” error when trying to join match as a spectator
  • Some Outfits experience a dip in framerate and bright light when equipping Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters
  • Progress for Some Cosmetic Challenge Bundles Not Visible
  • Healing while in tent is disabled
  • Daily Quests Don’t Appear If Another Mode Was Last Played

Creative

  • Crash Pads do not visually look correct

Save the World

  • Vacuum Tube Bow is not causing chain lighting effect

Switch & Mobile

  • The Storm is not as dense and is more transparent on Nintendo Switch

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out everything we know about a leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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Halo Infinite leak reveals 5 new maps coming soon

A Halo Infinite leaker has discovered five upcoming maps in the game’s files, giving us our first look at possible additions to the game.

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A new leak for Halo Infinite claims that players will have plenty of new arenas to compete in, with five multiplayer maps allegedly on the way.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer dropped to widespread acclaim back in November 2021, with 10 maps included for players to battle on.

While the majority of Infinite’s maps are fun, players have still been asking for more to be added. Specifically looking for classic multiplayer maps to make a return to the game, although 343 have already stated they won’t be adding exact replicas of previous arenas.

Unfortunately, a new leak from January 14 doesn’t include any fan favorites from yesteryear but does claim that five new maps are on the way in the not too distant future.

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In a tweet on January 13, ‘leaks_infinite‘ shared in-progress pictures of five new maps, along with their names. According to the leaker, Cataract, Forbidden, Beltway, Solitude, and Bath Salts are headed to the game, although some think the latter is actually called Basalts.

The images show the maps in early development, which means they don’t look like anything you would expect to see in the game.

Using existing in-game assets to give a general idea of shape and layout, we can catch our first glimpse at upcoming Halo Infinite maps.

According to one Twitter user, these images show the maps in the “blockout phase,” which is when devs create a basic layout of the map using low-poly assets. The maps certainly look interesting, with one featuring train tracks, and another inside what looks like caves.

Of course, just because these images have been found, that doesn’t mean we’ll definitely see them in the game. Developers often add assets that never see the light of day, so just keep that in mind.

In the meantime, make sure you’re giving yourself the upper hand over enemies by using our guide to the best Halo Infinite controller settings, and get some free gear with Game Pass rewards.

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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: January 14

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of January 14. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.

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Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of January 14 has to offer.

Destiny 2‘s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for January 14 are now available to see.

One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.

One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here is the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2.

What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for January 14 in Destiny 2?

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The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map every Friday at 9 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT. The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.

The map that players fight on changes each week, but for this week, the Iron Banner Crucible event is on, meaning the Trials of Osiris will be back with more rewards and a new map on January 21.

Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for the previous week:

  • Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
  • Reputation Rank 10: Eye of Sol (Kinetic Sniper Rifle) – The Messenger (Kinetic Pulse Rifle)
  • Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 16: Igneous Hammer (Solar Hand Cannon) – Sola’s Scar (Solar Sword)
  • Flawless Reward: Eye of Sol (Legendary Sniper Rifle) (Adept)

To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.

It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.

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Passages

  • Passage of Ferocity – Your third match win grants a bonus win. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Mercy – Forgives one loss per run. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Wealth – Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket. (15000 Glimmer & 25 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Confidence – Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest. (20000 Glimmer & 50 Legendary Shards)

Hopefully, this week’s Trials of Osiris rewards are worth you going after and can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!


Also, check out the best Destiny 2 PVE weapons and how to get them, and also how to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards.

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