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Rogue Company announces Season 1, new rogue, map, Battle Pass & more

Hi-Rez has announced the long-awaited release of Rogue Company Season 1 along with a new rogue, map, and more.

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Rogue Company Season 1 is on its way, bringing with it a new rogue, Battle Pass, new map, and more content to look forward to.

Rogue Company made a splash with its closed beta release in 2020. Streamers were enjoying the third-person tactical shooter and fans were lining up to join the fight.

Since then, Hi-Rez has been steadily adding content to the game in the form of new maps, rogues, and cosmetics – most notably, the Dr. Disrespect crossover that remains in the shop to this day.

Fans of the game had been waiting for the start of a new season, with ranked coming out of beta and the promise of a Battle Pass. On January 7, we finally heard some concrete news about all of this and more.

Rogue Company Season 1

Hi-Rez released a developer update for all of their major games on January 7, with some of the biggest news coming to Rogue Company fans. According to the developers, Rogue Company has four seasons planned for 2021, with the first one coming this February.

This new season will feature a new game mode, map, rogue, and competitive reset as it comes out of the beta phase.

2v2 Wingman

The 2v2 Wingman mode will be coming to Rogue ahead of the start of Season 1. This mode will feature new, smaller maps that cater more towards smaller team sizes.

We don’t have a ton of new information about how this mode will work, but we’ll know soon enough when it releases next week.

New rogue: Kestrel

Kestral will be the next rogue to enter the lineup. She’s a fashion icon from India with abilities that focus on drones and explosives.

We’ll learn more about the next Rogue Company character ahead of Season 1. For now, all we have is a backstory and general overview of her kit.

New Map: The Hollows

The Hollows is “the first of many maps” that Hi-Rez is working on for 2021. The map will be included in the normal game modes along with an exclusive LTM.

Like the new Rogue, we should learn more about The Hollows as Season 1 approaches.

Rogue Company Season 1 Battle Pass

Ever since Fortnite took the world by storm, developers have been favoring Battle Passes as a way to offer players cosmetics. Rogue Company is no different, with a Battle Pass releasing at the start of Season 1.

The Battle Pass will offer sprays, emotes, wraps, and skins for different rogues as you progress through the tiers. Like most other games, players will be able to unlock free rewards along with premium paid rewards in the Battle Pass.

Rogue Company is also revamping the competitive system and introducing tiers to the game. The Season 1 launch follows the pre-season beta program that was widely successful for the competitive player base.

We’ll keep you posted on all of the latest Rogue Company news as Season 1 draws closer.

Image Credit: Hi-Rez

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev responds to concerns about Storm Point loot pool

Apex Legends’ Principle Level Designer has responded to fan concerns that there won’t be enough loot on Season 11’s new Storm Point map.

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Spider in Apex Legends Storm Point map

Apex Legends Season 11 will bring a brand new map to the game called Storm Point, and one developer has responded to fan concerns about the loot pool in this location.

Respawn have a plethora of exciting content planned for Apex Legends Season 11, including the new Legend Ash and C.A.R. SMG. There will also be a new map called Storm Point that players can battle on.

This new area is a tropical climate with beaches, blue waters, wildlife, and a variety of plants too. However, players are concerned that there won’t be enough loot on the map at launch.

Now, one Apex Legends developer has responded to these concerns.

Prowler in Apex Legends

Respawn’s lead game designer Rodney Reece previously worked on the World’s Edge map in Apex Legends and is now the lead designer on Storm Point. He responded to fan queries on Twitter about the loot pool in this new map.

Players complained that there wasn’t enough loot on World’s Edge when it first came out, but the dev insisted that the issue was just that players weren’t used to the map yet. He then reassured fans that they’ll find no shortage of loot on Storm Point.

“When World’s Edge launched, people thought there wasn’t enough loot, when in fact, there were 1k more than KC,” tweeted Reece. “The loot didn’t adjust until Harvester. I expect the same earlier feedback for Storm Point at launch. Trust me, there is plenty of loot on SP.”

When you first drop into a match of Apex Legends, you’ll immediately need to search for some high-tier loot so that you can improve your chances of securing victory. So, it’s reassuring to know that there will be plenty available when Storm Point arrives.

We got a closer look at the new tropical map in the Apex Legends Season 11 gameplay trailer. It’s even bigger than World’s Edge and contains plenty of wildlife nests that you can clear for rewards.


For more Apex Legends, check out our guide on the best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 10.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment

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How to claim free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can grab a free Twitch Prime Gaming pack right now, here’s how you can claim yours.

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Twitch Prime Gaming

Any FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player who happens to have a Twitch and Amazon Prime account can claim free Prime Gaming packs in FUT this year. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to claim yours.

Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and it’s the constant lure of pulling one of the game’s top-rated superstars that keeps millions of fans coming back every day.

Usually, earning packs requires plenty of effort from the player, whether it’s grinding out wins on Division Rivals or taking on Squad Battles offline.

With the Twitch Prime Gaming pack, fans have the chance to earn rewards for absolutely free, and here’s how you can do it.

What are FIFA 22 Twitch Prime Gaming packs?

Kylian Mbappe in FIFA 22

Twitch Prime Gaming packs are free rewards offered to any FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player with a Twitch account and a valid Amazon Prime membership.

Players who have subscribed to Amazon Prime automatically have access to Prime Gaming, meaning they qualify for Twitch Prime Gaming packs.

EA has teamed up with the two giant companies to offer players rewards throughout the year, in the form of free packs, containing untradeable cards and player picks.

The rewards are dropped monthly throughout the season, so be sure to keep an eye on EA’s social media for the latest releases.

How to claim FIFA 22 Twich Prime Gaming packs

Prime Gaming logo

In order to claim your free Twitch Prime Gaming pack, you must link all three of your accounts together.

It’s worth noting that if you have an Amazon Prime membership but no Twitch account, you can create one for the purpose of these rewards.

You can find our guide on how to do this below:

  1. Head over to the Prime Gaming website and link your Twitch account to your Prime Gaming account
  2. Follow the prompts to also link your EA and Twitch accounts
  3. Make sure the EA account you link is the one attached to your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team on your main platform
  4. Head over to Twitch and click on the crown in the top righthand corner of the screen
  5. From this screen you can claim your Twitch Prime Gaming pack
  6. Load into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team and find your rewards on the store

What’s included in Twitch Prime Gaming Pack #1

Twitch Prime Gaming pack rewards

Among the untradeable rewards, there are a handful of rare gold players, player picks, and a loan Kylian Mbappe.

The first of the Prime Gaming packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team dropped on October 25, 2021, here is the full list of its contents.

  • 7 gold rare Player cards
  • Kylian Mbappe (five-game loan)
  • 2 81+ rare Gold Player picks
  • 12 Rare Consumables

That was how you can claim your Twitch Prime Gaming packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our predictions for the next Team of the Week, as well our calendar for every promotion in this year’s game.

Image credits: EA / Twitch / Prime Gaming

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Fortnite players slam “ridiculous” Rainbow Racer unlock challenge

Fortnite fans are frustrated with the unlock challenge for the Rainbow Rider skin in the Refer-A-Friend program.

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Rainbow Racer loading screen in Fortnite

Fortnite players who were hoping to get their hands on Season 8’s special Rainbow Racer skin have been left infuriated by the extremely difficult challenge required to unlock it in the Refer-A-Friend program.

The new Refer-A-Friend beta in Fortnite lets you earn neat rewards by inviting a few friends to the game and completing challenges alongside them. One of the new rewards you can get is the Rainbow Rider skin.

While fans love this new outfit, many of them aren’t happy with the requirement to unlock it as they consider the challenge to be “ridiculous.” Now, the Fortnite community is looking for ways to get around this requirement.

Rainbow Racer in Refer A Friend

Reddit user Rifted-06 highlighted this issue in the official Fortnite subreddit. While using the Refer-A-Friend program, the last challenge to unlock the Rainbow Racer Fortnite skin requires you and your friends to reach level 60 individually.

This can be frustrating if one of your friends is far behind everyone else, as the rest of the team won’t earn the skin until their teammate finally hits level 60. Worse, if that player never reaches that target, none of the team will get Rainbow Racer at all.

“Every time Epic seems to try and make a website event, involving bringing back friends, it always seems to fall flat. This is just another example of how NOT to do Friend challenges,” wrote one user.

Now, Fortnite players are creating alt accounts to use in place of a referred friend so that they can level both accounts themselves. Some are even planning to use the Creative mode to go AFK every day while gradually earning XP.

“You have until January 11th and as far as I can tell you don’t need to do the levels together,” one Fortnite fan said. “You can just play on your main till you have 60 and then switch to the secondary to get 60 levels.”.

It remains to be seen if the requirements to unlock the Rainbow Racer outfit will change in the future. Currently, you can register before November 14 to start claiming the rewards in Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program.


For more Fortnite, you can check out the new Resident Evil skins that have hit the Item Shop.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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