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The 13 biggest and best games to look forward to in 2021

Thanks to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, 2021 promises to be a big year and these are the 13 biggest and best games to look forward to in 2021.

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2021 is sure to deliver some of the biggest and best games that we’ve ever seen. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are here to stay and they will be bringing out some quality AAA titles this year, here are 13 of them to keep an eye on.

The latest iteration of hardware from Sony and Microsoft are created from state-of-the-art technology capable of running some games we never thought possible 20 years ago, but the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X can do just that.

Already we’ve seen Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla look jaw-dropping on the new consoles, but there’s so much more to come.

13 big games to look forward to in 2021

God of War: Ragnarok

The hugely-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s masterpiece, God of War: Ragnarok is set to continue the heart-wrenching journey of father and son as Kratos and Atreus deal with the consequences of their actions from the first game.

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Halo: Infinite

The latest and greatest adventure from the legendary soldier – Master Chief. Microsoft’s premier franchise promises to deliver more of the epic sci-fi combat that has made the series so famous.

master chief in halo infinite

Horizon Forbidden West

After discovering some harrowing truths in 2017’s breakout hit – Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy returns to embark on an even bigger and bolder adventure, battling the dangerous mechanical beasts that inhabit the land.

aloy in horizon forbidden west

Ratchet & Clank: A Rift in Time

Everyone’s favorite lovable duo find themselves in more trouble as they need to quell an unwanted threat across multiple timelines and realities – using more zany weapons, of course.

ratchet in ratchet & clank rift apart

Gran Turismo 7

Considered by many to be the ultimate showcase of simulated racing perfection. We can expect Polyphony Digital to hone GT7 to absolute, unbridled perfection and deliver the quintessential racing game.

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Resident Evil 8 Village

Early indications are that Resident Evil is set to carry on where Resi 7 left off. Only this time with even darker themes and potentially lore-changing narrative beats.

The trailers even show the game bearing resemblance to the sensational Resident Evil 4.

a werewolf in resident evil 8

Final Fantasy 16

The series that helped to popularize the JRPG genre is back for a 16th mainline entry in the franchise. Its debut trailer showed more magical monsters, wicked spells, and a glimpse of its next thought-provoking narrative.

Valisthea in ff 16

Hogwarts Legacy

How it’s taken this long for a large-scale, RPG Harry Potter game to be made is anyone’s guess, but the wait is nearly over. Choose your house, take the classes, and become a master wizard in the world of Hogwarts.

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Gotham Knights

The unthinkable has happened as Batman is dead. Now, his most famous disciples and students will unite to eradicate the criminals that have taken over Gotham and defeated the city’s greatest hero.

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Deathloop

Bethesda’s intriguing new creation is being headed behind the team that made Dishonored, so you can expect some slick and stylish action as you endlessly kill in a never-ending time loop.

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Hitman 3

Agent 47 returns to finish off the reboot trilogy and conclude his story, and it could be the final one to be made by IO Interactive. Hitman 3 is darker, more mature, and as secretive as ever.

Agent 47 in Hitman

Far Cry 6

It’s Giancarlo Esposito’s turn to try and emulate Vaas, Far Cry’s most iconic villain, and become an unforgettable bad guy. Knowing Ubisoft, the game will be gorgeous, flashy, and consume hours of your life.

Antón Castillo and Diego Castillo in Far Cry 6

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

The original Breath of the Wild wasn’t just one of the best games of the generation, it’s statistically one of the best games ever. BOTW2 has a huge standard to live up to, but most Zelda games generally do.

Link in action in the legend of zelda breath of the wild 2

These are 13 great reasons why 2021 is going to be another great year in the annals of gaming history.

Let us know which ones you’re most looking forward to and to see if we’ve missed any that you’re particularly looking forward to.

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Does Apex Legends have split-screen?

Apex Legends is a very popular multiplayer battle royale game. Being free-to-play has definitely helped, but can you play split-screen?

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Playing Apex Legends online with friends can be a blast, but some may want to share the experience on the same setup. For those interested, here’s the answer to whether or not Apex Legends has split-screen.

Gaming is an experience that should definitely be shared, whether you’re online or on the couch with friends and family.

There are some great local co-op games out there, but some may really want to know if they can play Apex Legends split-screen.

Here’s your answer.

Is Apex Legends split-screen?

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At the time of writing this article, there is, unfortunately, no option for split-screen in the current state of Apex Legends. Of course, this could change as the game is constantly going through updates and improvements, but at the moment it is not available.

The only way players can enjoy the game together is by teaming up online through different systems. Luckily, there is cross-play, so whether or not your friend is on the same platform, you’ll be able to squad up and get in a game together.

It’s a shame that there currently isn’t an option for split-screen, as it does seem like something the players would want. On EA’s Answers HQ, one user even asked the devs to add split-screen to the game:

The developers have been great at providing new content for players and listening to feedback from the community over the seasons. They even recently revealed plans to help improve server stability.

As players have been calling for it, it seems the developers are prioritizing a next-gen version of the game and cross-progression before they release a split-screen mode.

Who knows, perhaps a split-screen mode will be available in the future, as similar games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty possess the feature.


For more on Apex Legends, check out how to check if you’re close to an Heirloom.

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When is the GTA Online Fixers update: Dr. Dre, start date & leaks

Here’s everything we know about the GTA Online Fixers update, including the start date and return of Dr. Dre.

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Dr. Dre in GTA Online

Some new leaks have revealed that Rockstar will be featuring Dr. Dre in a new GTA Online content update, and here’s everything know about it, including the Fixers update release date.

While GTA 6 has yet to be announced, fans of the Grand Theft Auto series still have plenty of content to enjoy such as the new GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition. Now, Rockstar is bringing some new additions to GTA Online.

Many new activities will arrive in the online multiplayer title when a new update drops, and some leaks point to the return of Dr. Dre in the patch. We’ll go over everything that has been revealed so far.

GTA Online Fixer update start date

Cars exploding in GTA Online

At the time of writing, Rockstar Games have yet to give us an official start date, but they often drop updates in GTA Online every Thursday. So, we will probably see it arrive during that time of the week.

While this update patch doesn’t have an official name yet, reliable leaker Tez2 revealed that it has been codenamed ‘Fixers’ which seems to suggest the return of “Tuner-alike contracts.”

This update will serve as a content shake-up to make things a bit more interesting for players when they drop into Los Santos in GTA Online. We will probably see some fun new additions when it arrives.

At the time of writing, Tez2 doesn’t have more exact details about what this content will be. Rockstar Games haven’t provided any information about the Fixers update but we’ll update this piece once we have some official information.

Dr. Dre returns in GTA Online Fixers update

Dr. Dre in GTA Online

Popular rapper Dr. Dre was a major part of GTA Online’s Cayo Perico Heist and he might now make his return in the GTA Online Fixers update. It’s unclear what role he will play when the patch drops.

Tez2 claims that new “legit” business will be added to the game as part of the update. Since Dr.Dre is involved, this will probably be music-centered and will also include some new contracts.

It’s worth keeping in mind that Rockstar Games have yet to verify this information, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt until we hear something official. We’ll keep checking for any new developments.


For more GTA news and guides, check out the full list of cheat codes for GTA IIIVice City, and San Andreas.

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FIFA 22 Black Friday promo: FUT Signature Signings & Best of TOTW 1

Black Friday in FIFA 22 is set to start soon – here’s everything we know about the next FUT event including new Signature Signing cards.

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FIFA 22 Black Friday

FIFA 22’s Black Friday promo is finally here, bringing new Ultimate Team Signature Signing cards, Best of TOTW packs, SBCs, coin discounts, and much more.

The Black Friday promotion is a yearly Ultimate Team tradition, giving players their best chance yet to open a boatload of packs – and burn through some FIFA Points.

It’s also a chance for EA to bring back some of the best TOTW cards of the year so far that fans might have missed out on.

FIFA 22 is no different, so here’s everything coming as part of this year’s FUT Black Friday bonanza.

FIFA 22 Black Friday start date

FIFA 22 Black Friday loading screen

This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 26, 2021. FIFA fans can expect the event to kick off in-game at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT on the day.

EA surprised players in FIFA 21 by starting the festivities with pre-Black Friday content a day early. If they take the same approach this year, drop into FUT on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

As soon as the time comes, the bombardment of lightning rounds, SBCs, and objectives will begin. It will conclude four days later on Tuesday, November 30, after another day of Cyber Monday celebrations.

FIFA 22 Black Friday Best of TOTW Team 1

FIFA 21 best of TOTW

A staple of Black Friday in FIFA has always been Best of TOTW packs. The 11 best in-forms from the year so far return to packs alongside the current TOTW.

They tend to be accompanied by a ‘Best Of TOTW Upgrade’ SBC, guaranteeing one of these unreal cards walks out of the pack.

This year’s Best of TOTW has not only re-released the best cards from the season so far, but have also included hand-selected cards to receive a boots, leaving out players like Neymar and Mane who were expected to get upgrades.

You can view the 11 Best of TOTW Team 1 cards below.

  • Kylian Mbappé (92 – ST) – PSG
  • Mohamed Salah (91 – RW) – Liverpool
  • Son Heung-min (90 – LM) – Spurs
  • Luis Suárez (90 – ST) – Atletico Madrid
  • Leon Goretzka (88 – CM) – Bayern Munich
  • Phil Foden (90 – LW) – Manchester City
  • Jesus Navas ⁠(86 – RB) – Sevilla
  • Roberto Firmino (86 – CF) – Liverpool
  • Theo Hernandez (86 – LWB) – AC Milan
  • Vinicius Jr. (85 – LW) – Real Madrid
  • Dayot Upamecano (84 – CB) – Bayern Munich

FIFA 22 Black Friday Signature Signings

FIFA 22's FUT Signature Signings cards

While last year’s Black Friday event introduced Record Breakers, EA Sports have taken a slightly different route for 2022’s Ultimate Team event.

Signature Signings takes a look at the “best and most impactful transfers” in recent football history, picking out players who have made incredible contributions to their new teams. There are 11 players in total, who are:

  • Kevin De Bruyne (93 – CAM) – Manchester City
  • Milan Skriniar (88 – CB) – Inter Milan
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (87 – ST) – AS Monaco
  • Axel Witsel (87 – CDM) – Borrusia Dortmund
  • Raul Jimenez (86 – ST) – Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Andrej Kramaric (86 – ST) – Hoffenheim
  • Diego Carlos (85 – CB) – Sevilla
  • Youcef Atal (85 – RB) – OGC Nice
  • Renato Sanches (84 – CM) – Lille
  • Marcus Edwards (84 – RW) – Vitoria De Guimaraes

FIFA 22 Black Friday SBCs, objectives, and packs

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Over the course of the Black Friday promo, FUT fans are showered with players to grind for and packs to open.

Lightning rounds of high-value packs will hit the store regularly. These can be bought with coins and FIFA Points as normal, but there are only so many for the entire player base to fight over. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

You can also expect to see promo packs on the store at a discount. For example, Prime Gold Players Packs (45k) could be on sale for 22,500 coins.

Daily SBCs are a common feature of Black Friday, giving out both pack and special player rewards, such as Flashbacks. These only last 24-hours, so be sure to check the back every day not to miss out.

Finally, there will be objectives to complete, again offering pack and player rewards. These can range from scoring a certain number of goals with players from a certain league, to having to build a special squad and play FUT Friendlies.

With the promos we’ve seen so far in FIFA 22, there’s also a chance we might also see some of the best Rulebreakers, Ones to Watch, or Road to the Knockouts cards come back. However, this is not confirmed.

That was everything we know so far about Black Friday in FIFA 22. We’ll be updating this page as EA drop more details about this wallet-shredding event, so check back here for future updates.


For more on FIFA 22, check out the best strikers in FUT this year, and the latest Premier League Player of the Month.

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