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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.



Tom Clancy's XDefiant

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.


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


How to watch Fortnite Ariana Grande concert Season 7 Rift Tour live event

The Fortnite Ariana Grande concert is going to put an exciting mark on Season 7, and here is how you can watch this live event.



Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert Live Event

The Fortnite Season 7 Rift Tour event will be here soon, and it will feature an Ariana Grande concert that players will be able to experience, and we have everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss it.

Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Cosmic Summer Celebration, Rainbow Royale event, and even a Travis Scott concert. Now, a Fortnite Ariana Grande concert live event will be coming to the game featuring one of the world’s biggest music stars.

After days of leaks, Epic Games officially announced the Rift Tour, a special event that will run from August 6 – 8, which the hame’s developers say will transport players to “magical new realities where Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide.”

These new realities will be at the focus of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert Season 7 live event, and here is how to make sure you catch all of the action.

When is the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert?

According to the Rift Tour tab inside the game, there will be five performances across two days, starting on August 6 with the Americas, and a global concert on August 7. You can view the full schedule below:

  • Show 1
    Friday, August 6 @ 6 PM ET
  • Show 2
    Saturday, August 7 @ 2 PM ET
  • Show 3
    Sunday, August 8 @ 12 AM ET
  • Show 4
    Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
  • Show 5
    Sunday, August 8 @ 6 PM ET
Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert

Each of the shows will be the same experience except that players can experience different effects depending on the outfit they are wearing on their character, so those looking for a little twist on their second or third viewing can throw on a new outfit to see what it offers during the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert.

It is also important to note that even if you RSVP for one of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert shows, it will not guarantee you a spot in the event’s server for your region’s time.

Epic Games advises players to get into the game 60 minutes before the start of the show they want to attend, as the Rift Tour event playlist will go live 30 minutes before each show.

Also, players will need to ensure that their game has the latest v17.30 update downloaded and installed if they wish to attend one of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert live events.

Fortnite Ariana Grande concert season 7 live event

If you can now attend the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert in person, there will be plenty of content creators streaming it live on Twitch and YouTube, so there will be various avenues you can take to see the action, even if you can’t play the game at the scheduled times.

With Season 8 set to start in September, the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert event will be a fantastic way to make the final month of Season 7 more memorable.

We’ll keep checking for more news regarding this and will be sure to update this article as we learn more. Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons / Epic Games

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Best weapons to use in GTA Online

You need to carry the best weapons in your GTA Online arsenal for missions and PvP, so here’s the best guns you can run.



GTA online

While playing Grand Theft Auto Online, you need the best weapons for any situation, so we’ve compiled the best weapons you can use in Los Santos.

Whether playing against other players, or AI in missions, you need a weapon for all situations. Whether you’re doing the Survival Mode or just need some cool gadgets to buy, we’ve put together the best weapons you can include in your GTA Online arsenal, so you’re ready no matter what Los Santos throws at you.

Here are GTA Online’s best weapons and how to unlock them.

GTA Online best weapons, how to buy & cost

AP Pistol

gta online ap pistol

The AP, or Armor-Piercing, Pistol is by the far the best and most versatile weapon you can run in GTA Online. Unlocked at only Level 33, you can purchase this fully-automatic pistol from Ammu-Nation for $5,000.

It’s perfect for getting up-close and personal with your foes, or for pulling off a successful drive-by in true Grand Theft Auto style. No matter your playstyle, the AP Pistol will be essential in your arsenal.

Special Carbine Mk II

gta online special carbine mk ii

For dealing damage at a medium distance, there’s no better option than the Special Carbine Mk II. This fully-automatic rifle can be fitted with a variety of different modifications to improve its performance.

To unlock the Special Carbine Mk II, you’ll need to bring the base Special Carbine to the Weapon Workshop and spend $135,000 to upgrade it. The Mk II has a slightly higher damage profile, making it that little bit better than the base Special Carbine.

This upgraded version of the Special Carbine is easy to control and will be able to easily drop targets at almost any distance.

Assault Shotgun

gta online assault shotgun

If you’re looking for a weapon that decimates at close range, the Assault Shotgun is the weapon for you. This automatic shotgun will effortlessly tear through any enemy up-close.

You can unlock the Assault Shotgun at Level 37 and will set you back only $10,000. It’s especially suited for the indoor combat you’ll often find yourself in during missions, but it will also destroy other players in PvP.

No matter what weapon it comes up against in close-quarters combat, the Assault Shotgun will win.

Heavy Sniper Mk II

While the Assault Shotgun dominates up-close, The Heavy Sniper Mk II will be able to pick-off targets at range with ease.

gta online heavy sniper mk ii

You’ll need to spend some time in GTA Online to unlock this weapon. You need to hit Level 90 to unlock the base version, then spend $165,375 at the weapon workshop to upgrade it to Mk II. While the regular Heavy Sniper does 216 damage, upgrading it will increase its damage to 230 without affecting its fire rate.

The Mk II is still not capable of eliminating a player in one shot to the chest, but aim for the head and you’ll have no problem taking people out no matter how far away they are.

Sticky Bombs

Sticky Bombs can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $600 each, after reaching Level 19, and you should absolutely invest in them.

Aside from the fact that they are handy and convenient to use, they’re just so much fun! Throw them into the road to obliterate an oncoming player, use them to create chaos, and use humans as dartboards.


This energy-firing weapon of mass destruction is worth it for appearance alone. Something that looks like it’s been stripped from an alien spaceship, the Railgun can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $250,000 after completing the Minor Turbulence mission in GTA 5.

A punishing weapon if you’re not accurate, but a deadly open if you stay on target. It can annihilate an unarmored vehicle in one go and is a classically crazy weapon to own in GTA.

There are a ton of different weapon options in GTA Online, but using these will help you spend your money wisely so you get the most bang for your buck.

Also, check out how to claim free GTA Online Prime Gaming Rewards in July 2021.

Image Credit: Rockstar Games / GTA Wiki

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How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande Icon Series skin

Ariana Grande is the next personality to get a Fortnite Icon Series skin for her upcoming Rift Tour concert event, and here is how you can get her outfit.



Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin

The Fortnite Rift Tour event will see the musical superstar Ariana Grande perform her own concert in the popular game and will also see her own Icon Series skin become available for players to add to their collections.

There is a great deal of excitement in the world of Fortnite, with the Rift Tour event set to start on August 6 and deliver an array of concerts performed by music superstar Ariana Grande.

This will be the latest concert event to take place in the high-profile game with Marshmello and Travis Scott having been previous musical artists to perform a show inside of Fortnite.

As with the Marshmello and Travis Scott concert events, players are able get a Fortnite Ariana Grande skin as the latest new item for the Icon Series collection that recently added LeBron James and World Cup champion Bugha.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know to get the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin.

How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande skin

Fortnite Ariana Grande Bundle

Players are now able to acquire the Ariana Grande Icon Series skin, along with all of her other cosmetic items, after they entered the Item Shop on August 4.

The entire Ariana Grande Bundle costs 4,500 V-Bucks but is currently reduced to 2,800 V-Bucks.

Of course, you can purchase each item from the pack individually. Here’s every item in the Ariana Grande Bundle and their individual prices:

  • Ariana Grande skin (includes Piggy Smalls Backbling) – 2,000 V-Bucks
  • Sweetener Sailshards Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • 7 Rings Smasher Harvesting Tool – 800 V-Bucks
  • Lil’ Floaticorn Emote – 500 V-Bucks
Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin

There is no doubt that plenty of fans will be more than excited to add this new outfit to their character’s collection and enjoy everything that the Rift Tour event has to offer, playing with the newest personality to join the Icon Series.

For more Fortnite, check out where you can find all of the Rift Tour posters, how to complete Season 7’s Week 9 Quests, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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