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Rockstar confirms “exciting” GTA Online updates coming in 2021 & 2022

GTA Online is one of the most popular multiplayer games in modern gaming, and Rockstar teasing even more content in the near future.

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GTA Online has emerged as one of the most popular multiplayer modes since the turn of the century, on the back of GTA V’s astronomical success. But despite being nearly eight years old, Rockstar is still teasing more big updates to come.

There’s a lot to look forward to if you’re a Grand Theft Auto fan. From the next-gen remaster of GTA 5 to the all-but-confirmed rework of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas, there’s plenty of new content to get excited about.

Even with all this, GTA Online continues to grow and evolve with new updates like Los Santos Tuners. According to a recent interview, Rockstar Games is far from done with the successful multiplayer mode.

Cars from the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update

Speaking in a Q&A with GTANet, Rockstar teased that they have new updates scheduled for GTA Online coming in 2021.

“We’ve got a few things planned this year which we think will be really fun for the community to take part in,” Rockstar said in the interview.

The developer didn’t go into specifics about what the plans were, but it did mention “new activities” for what is expected to be this year’s Halloween-themed event. Sadly, we will have to wait until nearer the time for the nature of these spooky missions to be revealed.

GTA Online Halloween-themed bikes and masks

Rockstar also hinted that they had big plans for GTA Online going beyond this year, saying it had “some exciting new updates” on the cards for 2022.

No more details were offered about what these updates would look like, and it remains to be seen if any of them are tied to the GTA Remastered Trilogy we’re expecting to see sometime in the next year or so.

Rockstar ended the interview by thanking the community for the “humbling” support it has shown to GTA Online over the years, and particularly the positive response to the Los Santos Tuners content.

For more on GTA Online take a look at the latest patch notes for August 26, and how to win the Prize Ride vehicle.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

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Apex Legends finally release patch to fix lag and teleporting issues

Fans have been suffering from serious lag in Apex Legends recently. Luckily, Respawn has shipped a patch looking to ease the problems.

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Wraith skin in Apex Legends Evolution Collection

The Apex Legends Evolution Collection event added plenty of fresh content to Respawn’s battle royale, but it also brought with it some serious connectivity issues. The devs have now launched a patch to “meaningfully address” the issues.

Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence has been a hit among the community, with streamers like Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff even leaving Warzone in favor of Reswpan’s take on the battle royale.

But the latest season hasn’t been without its problems. The Evolution Collection event accidentally introduced a number of connectivity issues in the game.

After a lengthy wait, the developers have announced that a patch to help ease the issues is now live.

rampart holding sheila in apex

Ever since the Evolution Event came to the game on September 14, players began reporting issues with the connection in their lobbies that were making the game “unplayable.”

Server issues have been causing players to lag in matches, and in some cases even be teleported to completely different parts of the map. There have also been reports of extremely high pings when joining a game, as well as packet loss.

Respawn confirmed on their Twitter page that a patch is now live to tackle the problems. While they don’t claim that the update will completely fix all connection issues, it will make noticeable improvements.

Many Reddit users have confirmed a much more stable experience since the update was launched.

The developer also mentioned that they are aware of a new problem where animated banner poses are causing games to crash. A solution for this, as well as other general fixes, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21.

In a later tweet, Respawn thanked the community for its patience while they worked on fixing the issues plaguing the game. They added that they were “making progress” in solving the “higher-than-normal” crashes being reported.

As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for the latest news on bugs and patches.

For more Apex Legends, check out the most popular characters in Season 10, and everything we know about Season 11.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment

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How to spawn vehicles next to you in GTA Online

A clever trick lets players spawn cars right beside them in GTA Online, and we’ve got all the details you need to learn how to do it.

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Grand Theft Auto Online players can call their personal vehicles to be delivered to them at any time, but there’s always the chance they could be destroyed before they reach you. This handy trick can force them to spawn right beside you, removing that risk.

There’s plenty for players to do in Los Santos, from taking on Heists like Cayo Perico, grabbing a fast car and heading to a race, or even go treasure hunting in shipwrecks.

No matter what you’re doing though, you’ll likely need the use of a vehicle to get around San Andreas county. These days, players often have a garage full of cars to choose from, from street racers to muscle cars, and even crazy vehicles like the Phantom Wedge truck.

Sometimes though, you may find yourself in need of one of your cars but are nowhere near your garage. Thankfully, there’s a clever way to get your rides to come to you, spawning them right next to your character so you can jump in and go.

Franklin driving in GTA Online

How to make a car spawn next to you in GTA Online

The process of getting a car delivered is pretty straightforward. Open the GTA Online Interaction Menu, scroll down to ‘Request Personal Vehicle,’ and choose the vehicle you want. You’ll be informed that your car is on the way, and all you need to do is wait.

There is an issue with this though. Unfortunately, this method doesn’t park the car right beside you. Usually, this is fine, but if you’re surrounded by other players, they can easily blow your car up before you get close to it, leaving you stuck.

Thankfully, getting the car to spawn beside you is actually really easy. Simply look away from where you want it to appear, and it should spawn behind you. You can also switch to first-person mode and look at the floor.

  1. Open the Interaction menu and scroll down to ‘Request Personal Vehicle.’
  2. Pick the vehicle you want to be delivered, and press confirm.
  3. Immediately look away from where you want it to arrive, or stare at the ground in first-person mode.
  4. Wait a few seconds for the car to be delivered, turn around and it will be parked there for you.
Player selecting a vehicle in GTA Online

While this is a useful trick, you don’t need to do it for every vehicle. For example, the ultra-powerful Oppressor MK2 will automatically spawn right beside you if you request its delivery.

For vehicles that aren’t heavily armored or dangerous though, this trick will give you a much better chance at survival if you’re under fire, and help you get out of trouble.

Once you have your car delivered, you can cruise the streets of Los Santos as you please, and maybe even have a go at drifting with our best GTA Online drift cars.

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Best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team starter squad

Finding the right starter team can be tricky in the first weeks of Ultimate Team, so we’ve put together the best XI you can make on a budget.

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Building the perfect FUT squad is no easy task, especially at the beginning when coins are hard to come by. So, we’ve put together the best starter squad in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team that won’t break the bank.

FIFA Ultimate Team is a marathon, not a sprint. Although fans go into every new season dreaming of squads full of ICONS and Ones to Watches, this just isn’t possible right away.

Even those who have put in work on the Web App won’t have raised the coins to have a team full of superstars in the early stages of the season. With that in mind, we’ve put together the best team to get your FUT journey started in FIFA 22.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team starter defenders

Goalkeeper is the one position on Ultimate Team that you have no control over, so really it all comes down to the one with the best overall stats. Early on, we’ve gone for AC Milan’s Mike Maignan, who has great reflexes despite his modest 84 rating.

When it comes to defenders, pace is the name of the game. Most starter squads contain extremely pacey attackers, so it’s important to have a backline that can keep up when the ball is played in behind.

That’s why we’ve picked Fikayo Tomori and Maxence Lacroix as a center-back pairing. Both have pace stats over 80, but neither is more than 79 rated overall, which means their price will come down relatively quickly.

Once again, full-backs are all about keeping up with the blistering speeds of FUT’s wingers. Theo Hernandez and Kevin Mbabu will be ideal at the start, as their pace can be boosted to the high 90’s with chemistry styles.

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

FUT 22 starter midfielders

The midfield is arguably the most important area of the pitch, as it gives your team balance between attack and defense. At launch, the top CAMs and CDMs will require a lot of coins, but there are plenty of solid low-rated cards that will set you on the right path.

Tanguy Ndombele has been FUT favorite for many years, thanks to his impressive all-round card. Pairing him with Real Madrid starlet Eduardo Camavinga will give your midfield two great box-to-box players that can offer a lot in all areas of the pitch.

For a more attacking player, we’ve opted for Chelsea’s Mason Mount. EA gave him nice passing and dribbling stats for the early game, but upgrades to players like Phil Foden will likely mean that Mount’s price will stay low throughout the year.

Mason Mount in FIFA

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team starter attackers

Picking cheap players that can still do the business at the top end of the pitch can be difficult, as many of the best goalscorers and wingers keep the price for many months. However, there are still some devastating attackers that won’t set you back too much.

Bearing in mind chemistry links to the midfield, Christian Pulisic will be the perfect early option on the left-wing. His pace and dribbling stats will make it much easier to get around opposing full-backs, and his shooting can easily be buffed by a Deadeye or Hunter chemistry style.

On the right, Ousmane Dembele is going to be a star-man for many players once again. His stats far outweigh his 83 rating, and although he is likely to be the most expensive player in this team – he’s worth splashing on as soon you have enough coins.

Though the middle you’ll want someone who is still effective against the overpowered center-backs that other teams will have. We’ve gone for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, whose downgrade to 81 will make him the go-to in FIFA 22.

Anthony Martial in FIFA

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team full starter squad

For the sake of getting everybody on full chemistry, we’ve selected a 4-3-3 formation. However, this can be changed in-game using custom tactics to any lineup that suits your playstyle.

Some of the players can be seen to be on nine chemistry instead of the maximum 10. This can be fixed by picking a Premier League manager such as Sean Dyche or Dean Smith.

Check out our full FIFA 22 starter squad below.

  • GK – Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
  • RB – Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg)
  • CB – Maxence Lacriox (Wolfsburg)
  • CB – Fikayo Tomori
  • LB – Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)
  • CM – Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
  • CM – Tanguy Ndombele (Spurs)
  • CM – Mason Mount (Chelsea)
  • RW – Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
  • ST – Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
  • LW – Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
Starter team for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

That was our guide on the best XI to get your FUT 22 season off to the perfect start.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our guides on the best defenders, midfielders, and strikers you should buy this year.

Image credits: EA / FUTBIN

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