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Tom Clancy’s XDefiant: Reveal, Gameplay, Factions, Platforms & more

The reveal for Tom Clancy’s XDefiant has taken place, and we have the first details on the game’s gameplay, Factions, platforms and more.

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Ubisoft has officially revealed Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, which will see a mashup of characters from Tom Clancy games battle it out in a class-based first-person shooter environment.

The Tom Clancy video game universe is one of the most popular globally and spans across various franchises like Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and The Division.

Tom Clancy’s video game universe will be getting even bigger in the future, with the reveal of Tom Clancy’s XDefiant having taken place on July 19, 2021.

XDefiant will see characters from various Tom Clancy games battle it out against each other in Factions in a free-to-play arena first-person shooter that will no doubt deliver plenty of adrenaline-fueled action, and we have all of the currently known details for Tom Clancy’s XDefiant covered for you.

Tom Clancy's XDefiant

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant reveal

The official reveal for the new Ubisoft game took place on July 19 via the Publisher’s YouTube channel, which you can find below:

This reveal video gave players a first-look at what they can expect when they jump into the new game and a rundown of various aspects by a couple of the game’s developers that include Mark Rubin, who worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Ghosts as a member of Infinity Ward.

Gameplay

Players will find that the gameplay from the new game focuses on individuals using different Factions that include specific traits, abilities, and ultras to defeat their opponents.

The arcade and fast-paced nature of the game’s gameplay that has been shown so far will likely be popular among players who enjoy Call of Duty’s style of play.

The developers for the game also stated in the reveal video that gun gameplay will be their main focus and that it will be the most important factor in winning and losing.

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant Factions

There have been four Factions officially revealed for the game so far. They are the Wolves, Outcasts, Cleaners, and Echelon, who veteran Tom Clancy players will recognize as character groups from other games in the Tom Clancy universe.

These Factions will duke it out in competitive 6v6 game modes that include the likes of Domination and Escort. All of this action will take part on maps from various locations in the Clancy universe.

Tom Clancy's XDefiant Factions

Platforms & Tests

Players can now head to the game’s official website and register to take part in upcoming tests for Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. The platforms that these tests will be available on are the following:

  • PC
  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series S/X
  • Playstation 5

The first closed test of the game will be available for registered PC players in the US and Canada to experience on August 5.

We will update this piece with more information regarding Tom Clancy’s XDefiant when it is officially announced, so stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future updates.

Image Credits: Ubisoft

Apex Legends

Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of June 24, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.2%
  2. Wraith – 10.2%
  3. Valkyrie – 10.1%
  4. Pathfinder – 9.2%
  5. Bloodhound – 8.6%
  6. Horizon – 6.4%
  7. Lifeline – 5.1%
  8. Bangalore – 4.8%
  9. Ash – 3.9%
  10. Fuse – 3.7%
  11. Loba – 3.4%
  12. Caustic – 3%
  13. Mirage – 2.9%
  14. Seer – 2.8%
  15. Gibraltar – 2.6%
  16. Rampart – 2.5%
  17. Wattson – 2.2%
  18. Newcastle – 2.2%
  19. Revenant – 2.1%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  21. Crypto – 1.6%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Bloodhound – 8.6%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.6%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 9.2%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.2%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

3. Valkyrie – 10.1%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 10.1%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Wraith – 10.2%

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number two spot with a 10.2% pick rate in Season 13.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 13.

1. Octane – 11.2% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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With a 11.2% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number one spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Best Cooper Carbine loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the best attachments, Perks, and equipment for the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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Warzone Pacific’s Cooper Carbine is an extremely effective Assault Rifle, so here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment that make up the best loadout for Season 4.

Warzone Pacific features a wide variety of powerful Assault Rifles to choose from, and while the Cooper Carbine is an ideal option for medium-range engagements of its impressive fire rate.

This weapon is incredibly forgiving and continues to remain a viable choice in Warzone Pacific Season 4. You can make it even better by equipping the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here’s the best Cooper Carbine loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine loadout

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Best Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine attachments

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 22” Cooper Custom
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Cooper 45RS
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’ll start off this Warzone loadout by equipping the MX Silencer muzzle and 22″ Cooper Custom barrel to boost the damage range and recoil control of the weapon. The muzzle’s sound suppression also comes in handy when you need to take keep your shots hidden.

Next, we’ll focus on buffing the Cooper Carbine’s accuracy and aiming stability with the help of the m1941 Hand Stop, Cooper 45RS, and Polymer Grip. This will ensure that you’re able to hit distant targets accurately.

The 9mm 60 Round Drums ensure that you have plenty of ammo and also provide boosts to your fire rate and ADS speed. We picked the Lengthened ammo to boost the bullet velocity, ensuring that your rounds shred through enemies extremely fast.

Finally, for our choice of perks, we equipped Tight Grip to boost the gun’s accuracy when continuously firing, and Fully Loaded ensures that you start off with the maximum amount of ammo.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine

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  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

For your first Perk, we recommend equipping the E.O.D as it will protect you from Grenades and Thermites thrown by enemies. Using Overkill will let you pair the Cooper Carbine with a close-range weapon like the MP40 or Welgun.

Finally, Amped will help you swap between the two weapons quickly. The Semtex Lethal Equipment lets you deal explosive damage to opponents, and the Stim grants you a health boost.

How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Warzone Pacific

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To unlock the Cooper Carbine in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, you need to complete a challenge that requires you to get five headshots with an Assault Rifle in 15 different completed matches.

This may take some time, but you can rack up more headshots by improving your aim and then jumping into multiplayer. Once you’ve completed the challenge, the weapon will be added to your inventory.

Best alternatives to Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine

If you’re looking for a great alternative to this Cooper Carbine loadout, then we recommend trying out the NZ-41 which has recently replaced the STG44 as the best gun in Warzone Pacific.

The Armaguerra 43 is another great choice after the Season 4 buffs it received to its maximum damage and effective damage range.


For more Warzone content, you can check out the best UGM-8 loadout for Warzone Season 4 along with our list of the best landing spots on Fortune’s Keep.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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How to dig up buried treasure in Warzone Fortune’s Keep easter egg

Here’s how you can find a shovel and dig up buried treasure on Fortune’s Keep in the Warzone Pacific Season 4 easter egg.

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When you hop into Fortune’s Keep in Warzone Pacific Season 4, you’re able to dig up buried treasure, and we’ll go over exactly where you can find this hidden easter egg.

The addition of Fortune’s Keep in Warzone Pacific Season 4 is the biggest map change since Caldera arrived back in December 2021, and this location features hidden surprises for you to discover.

One of the Fortune’s Keep easter eggs is buried treasure that you can dig up in order to get your hands on some loot, and doing so will also complete one of the Mercenaries of Fortune Event challenges.

We’ve covered exactly where you need to look for it on the map.

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How to get a shovel in Warzone

The first thing that you’ll need to do is acquire a shovel, and these can be found around the buried treasure locations. However, they’re not guaranteed to spawn there in every Warzone match so we recommend collecting one from Graveyard on the west side of Fortune’s Keep.

They spawn more frequently at this POI so you can easily collect a shovel from near an open grave. However, you might encounter enemy players at this location so it’s best to stay ready for a battle.

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Where to find buried treasure easter egg on Fortune’s Keep

Once you’ve got your hands on a shovel, you can find a buried treasure site on the beach north of the Graveyard. There are also other sites where you can dig along the coastline of Fortune’s Keep, including Smuggler’s Keep and the beach east of Lighthouse.

Here’s how you can dig up the buried treasure:

  1. Grab a shovel
  2. Head to a buried treasure site
  3. Look for mounds of dirt on the ground
  4. Approach one and press the prompted button or key to start digging

After you’re done digging, you’ll be able to get your hands on some high-tier loot, including weapons, armor plates, and gold. Some spots will give you more loot than others, and we found the richest buried treasure sites at Smuggler’s Keep.

Warzone operators on Fortune's Keep

For more Warzone content, check out the best landing spots on Fortune’s Keep as well as our guide on how to summon a Zombie on Fortune’s Keep with the new Warzone easter egg.

Image credits: Activision

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