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Xbox Series X loads GTA V at mindboggling speed

The staggering feats being carried out by next-gen is unreal, watch as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X loads GTA V at a mindboggling speed.

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So much has been made about the PS5 and the Xbox Series X’s load times, but a video has shown what the true future of gaming holds as the notoriously slow-loading Grand Theft Auto V is almost instantaneous.

Despite being one of the most lauded games of all-time, GTA V has notoriously suffered from some notable loading issues – particularly when starting up the game.

However, the raw power of next-gen is not only shortening load times, it’s almost eliminating them completely. Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS3 was a groundbreaking success, but it took some time to boot up, GTA V on the Xbox Series X is a different story altogether.

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Lack of loading

The internet has become populated by videos showcasing how quickly you can go from the home menu to playing a game on next-gen. When you sift through all the glamourous new features that the PS5 and Xbox Series X boast, fast load times might just be at the top.

The first proper attention for GTA V comes in the form of a video on Reddit that shows MrStealKiller loading up his copy of GTA V to play on the Xbox Series X. The video is astonishingly short as it shows how little time is required on the classic screensaver.

One of gaming’s deterrents can be its perceived lack of accessibility. But over the years this notion has changed and gaming systems are trying to decrease waiting to maximize the average person’s free time. The PS4 and Xbox One both had rest mode and the Xbox Series X has quick resume to turbocharge your gaming.

But a deeper look into Grand Theft Auto V’s history shows just how far we’ve come from a technical standpoint. YouTube user InControlAgain performed a test to compare the performance of GTA V across all three generations of console.

From the second the application was selected to the player having full control of the game, these were the results:

  • Xbox 360 – 2:54:27
  • Xbox One – 1:58:29
  • Xbox One S – 2:00:09
  • Xbox One X – 1:31:02
  • Xbox Series X – 0:38:10

Here’s the full video so you can see the comparison for yourself.

As you can see, the Xbox 360 required you to make some coffee, mow the lawn, and even write a novel. Whereas the Xbox Series X is on another level of superiority. There’s nearly a full 2 and a half minutes difference, which may not seem like much to people, but when you’re sat there waiting, it’s out of this world.

It remains to be seen how big GTA 6 is going to be, but one thing’s for sure, the load times of yesteryear should be a distant memory for it.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

Fortnite

Crazy Fortnite bug is causing screens to flip sideways

A frustrating Fortnite glitch is causing players’ screens to flip sideways, making it impossible to play without tilting their heads.

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Several Fortnite players are being plagued by an absolutely bizarre glitch that’s flipping their screens sideways, and making things more difficult in the middle of their games.

You’ll find plenty that can surprise you the next time to jump into a match of Fortnite, as Epic Games are always introducing new content. This ranges from crossover skins with other franchises like Predator, to tamable Raptors.

However, fans usually only enjoy surprises when they don’t include horrible technical glitches that ruin the game Now, a new one has emerged which is flipping player’s screens horizontally, and it’s particularly frustrating.

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Fortnite glitch is flipping players’ screens

Reddit user powerGladius posted a clip showcasing their encounter with this glitch in the middle of a match. They were just enjoying the game, and then the screen spontaneously flipped and locked sideways.

While this may seem amusing initially, it soon became clear that it would keep happening even when they tried to join other games. It’s far less fun to play Fortnite when you need to constantly keep your neck on your shoulders.

The comments were filled to the brim with other players that had also encountered this issue, and they were demanding that Epic Games issue a fix for this issue.

Even pro players like Thiago ‘K1nG’ Lapp of FaZe Clan Brazil and ‘Snow’ from Falcons Gaming have vented about their experience with this glitch. This means that this issue is widespread, and can happen to any player.

There is no doubt that Epic Games will end up investigating this issue, and then coming up with a permanent fix for it. However, they’ve not acknowledged it at the time of writing, so they might not know about it yet.

We’ll keep checking for any updates regarding this situation. Once the devs announce a proper fix for the bug, we’ll be sure to update you.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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Battlefield

Battlefield 6 may not release on PS4 & Xbox One

PS4 and Xbox One owners may be disappointed to hear rumors that the latest Battlefield 6 will potentially be exclusive to the new generation of consoles.

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Battlefield fans who are yet to pick up a next-generation console may be disappointed as leaker reveals the developers are considering scrapping release on PS4 & Xbox One as a whole.

Both the PS4 and Xbox One have been difficult to purchase since their respective releases last year. This may be even more devastating for those looking to pick up Battlefield 6 on their last-gen consoles.

Battlefield 6 is set to release this year, with the reveal trailer arriving sometime this summer. Not a lot is known about EA’s latest installment in the series, with some speculating it could be set in the future.

Although there is no concrete evidence, reliable leaker, @_Tom_Henderson_, has not yet heard of Battlefield 6 coming to the now past generation of consoles.

It is possible that PS4 and Xbox One aren’t the focus of EA’s new release, but could still be arriving on the last-gen of consoles upon release.

However, the fact that there has been no news and we are getting ever closer to the reveal and release, leads Tom to believe there is a strong possibility that it won’t be coming to PS4 and Xbox One.

Further, this also leads Tom to believe Battlefield 6 will be releasing on Xbox Game Pass. The loss of players from the older generation of consoles will be a big hit to the day one player count.

However, this loss can be balanced by being introduced on the Xbox Game Pass, leading to a wave of new players on the Xbox Series X.

Whatever happens, it’s safe to say that if you are still in need of the next generation of consoles, you should try your best to get one as soon as possible, especially if you’re a fan of the Battlefield series.

For more on Battlefield, check out our article on the released date of the trailer and possible location for Battlefield 6 according to leaks and rumors.

Image Credits: Electronic Arts

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Apex Legends

Big map changes and Crypto event details revealed Apex Legends Season 9 leak

Some new Apex Legends leaks point to Olympus going through big changes in Season 9, and Crypto’s heirloom event having a special theme.

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New changes planned for Olympus in Apex

A new Apex Legends leak has emerged which hints at some major map changes for Olympus and World’s Edge when Season 9 goes live. It also reveals new details about the Crypto heirloom event too. 

Apex Legends has gone through various changes since launch, with each update bringing new content like weapons, heirlooms, and even Legends. The game’s map has also been reformed with new areas like Olympus joining the battle royale.

While Kings Canyon and World’s Edge have been largely altered from their original forms, Olympus has yet to be touched. Now, some new leaks have popped up which suggest that’s all about to change soon.

Olympus in Apex Legends

These leaks came from notable Apex Legends data miner Biast12, who stated that World’s Edge is set to undergo some small adjustments during Season 9, with a major map change also planned for Olympus.

“Olympus should get the “big map change” at season start,” he tweeted. “World’s Edge should get a small map change mid-season.” So far, it doesn’t seem like anything is planned for Kings Canyon but that could change.

Season 8 completely reformed that map, and left it in a ruined state. So, it’s likely that Respawn might plan some bigger changes for it in future seasons. 

Additionally, the data miner also had revealed some new information regarding the upcoming Crypto heirloom event. The season three legend is getting a Jikdo sword as an heirloom, and the event will have a “post-apocalypse” theme.

That event will probably also bring some brand-new skins and other cosmetics for players to equip. With a potential “post-apocalypse” theme, we wouldn’t be too surprised if we ended up seeing some creative new designs.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and are subject to change until Respawn announces something official. That said, we’ll keep checking for further updates, and will inform you once we learn something new.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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