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GTA Online is offering up double bonuses this week with the launch of the Missile Base Series.

Rockstar has released a new set of competitive skirmishes called the Missile Base Series, set within the depths of Mt. Chiliad.

During these skirmishes, you will return to the scene of The Doomsday Scenario in nine classic modes set inside the Missile Silo. This includes Resurrection, Slasher, Every Bullet Counts and more.

All modes inside the Missile Base will hand out double, so it’s worth the trouble.

If you’re in the mood for doing Smuggler’s Sell Missions, or participating in Juggernaut and Rhino Hunt modes, all are paying out 2X GTA$ & RP this week.

All Executive Office owners, even if you are just picking one up, will receive a $250K bonus. Should you happen to be running a business, take advantage of 25% off Special Cargo Crates for the duration.

Like shooting at targets? Head to the nearest Ammu-Nation or player-owned Bunkers to earn triple RP on all Shooting Range Challenges through May 29.

Just for logging in this week you will be handed the Coil USA tee. Plus, starting May 24, the White Dixon Wilderness tee will be available.

Discounts this week include 40% on Properties, Renovations, Vehicles and more.

Check out the schedule for Premium races this week below.

Premium Races
  • May 23: Business Trip (locked to Super)
  • May 24-27: A Sign of Things to Come (locked to Motorcycle)
  • May 28-29: Taking Off (locked to Super)

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This mod for Bloodborne allows you to take control of enemies by locking onto them. And it’s really cool.

A mod in the works for Bloodborne by Lance McDonald allows the player to lock on to enemies in the game, thus gaining control of them.

According to McDonald, it works on any enemy in both the full version of the game, and DLC areas.

Again, the mod is currently in a proof of concept stage, as there’s more work needed.

McDonald explained the technical aspects and provided clips of the mod in action on Twitter. You should give him a follow for updates on the Bloodborne mod.

Currently working on a Bloodborne mod that allows you to take control of enemies by locking onto them. Works on any enemy. Proof of concept but working nice so far, lots of work left to go to make it useable though. pic.twitter.com/Dkmkpa6xpR

— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 23, 2019

The cool stuff happening here: I am arbitrarily calling a developer debug function on-demand (without debug menu), and passing a dynamically generated "enemy ID pointer" to the function, which is pulled from the current lockon data. This is about 3 days work so far.

— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 23, 2019

Works in the full version of the game, including the DLC areas. Here I take control of one of those nightmate hunter guys in the DLC area. I don't have a save file with Lady Maria alive but I'll be able to control her too for sure. pic.twitter.com/gc03i1vMeJ

— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 23, 2019

You can't travel too far away from where you left the player character or you'll despawn, so it's not like you can just go off and play the whole game this way. Still, fun. pic.twitter.com/R4zeagjtFe

— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 23, 2019

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Check out this new trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.

If you’re a fan of the X-Men, you’ll enjoy this new Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order trailer.

The video shows plenty of gameplay for the Switch exclusive, and features some of the more popular X-Men character.

I think. I have no idea who your favorites are or which you consider popular, honestly.

Going off of previous information, the game looks as though it will be a fun thing to play with friends. It features jump-in-jump-out co-op, allowing another player to take over for the AI.

MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order - X-Men Trailer - Nintendo Switch - YouTube

During gameplay you will unlock all sorts of Marvel characters and rather quickly. The ability to revisit old levels with new characters is also a nice touch.

Enjoy the trailer.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases on July 19.

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As Fortnite Season 9 takes the floor, don’t forget about your challenges! If you want to make your way up the tiers, you’ll need Battle Stars, so here’s how to find all 7 and visit Sky Platforms.

Each one is spread around the map, but you should be able to make you way between them across a couple of games.

Don’t worry too much about needing mobility to get up to the Sky Platforms too, there are jets on the corners that lift you up.

Visit Sky Platforms in Fortnite Season 9

You can see all of the Sky Platforms marked on the map below with black circles.

They are located between named locations, letting you glide quite easily between them.

Visit Sky Platforms
Northeast of Polar Peak, and west of Shifty Shafts
Southwest of Pleasant Park, Northeast of Snobby Shores
Southwest of Lazy Lagoon
West of Dusty Divot
East of Pressure Plant (Volcano)
South of Salty Springs, North of Fatal Fields
South of Mega Mall, North of Paradise Palms

While you’re completing challenges, get stuck into the new Fortbyte tasks. Here’s how to grab the one that’s only accessible by Sentinel on a Frozen Island.

For everything new in Fortnite Season 9, take a look at the full patch notes.

There are a load of new skins to see as well! Here’s a roundup.

If you’re more of an explorer, check out all of the map changes to drop with the new patch!

Fortnite Season 9 Weekly challenges

You can check out all the Fortbyte locations here.

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Season 9 is finally here and there are some brand new challenges for you to complete.

Some pretty big changes have happened around the map, and there’s no more Tilted Towers. Instead, a new area has been added called Neo Tilted is ready to explore along with some fresh challenges to usher in the new season.

This week, you’ll be sampling some of the new delights on offer including Slip Streams and the new areas!

Fortnite Season 9 Week 1 challenges
  • Stage 1: Ride the Slip Stream around Neo Tilted, Stage 2: Ride the Slip Stream around Mega Mall
  • This is very easy to do, and you’ve probably done it yourself by now! The Slip Streams run around the new named locations, but you’ll have to ride them in different matches to complete both stages.

  • Visit all Sky Platforms
  • Click the link above for a full map of everywhere you need to go!

  • Deal damage to an opponent within 10s after using a Shadow Bomb
  • The toughest part of this one is getting your hands on Shadow Bombs. Focus on finding chests to get some. Once you do, try isolating an opponent and get on their blind-side while you’re invisible.

Fortnite Battle Pass challenges
  • Pickup a Legendary Item in different matches
  • The easiest place to find these is in chests. Try jumping into Team Rumble where Boom Bows seem to appear quite often, especially from Supply Drops.

  • Search chests a Lucky Landing or Loot Lake
  • There’s a good run that you can do in the northeast of Loot Lake. Drop in on the watchtower in the northeast to find a chest spawn on top, then drop down to the shed on the jetty for another. Next head over to the house on the north shore of the lake and check inside the basement garage, then head south to the raised island for yet another spawn. You can then find a few more scattered around the central lake area.

  • Scoped Weapon Eliminations
  • You can quite easily complete this in Team Rumble if you manage to find a sniper or scoped assault rifle. It might take a couple of games to get the weapon you need, but it will come.

  • Deal damage to opponents from at least 2, 4, and 6 stories above
  • Since Neo Tilted is so popular right now, the new city is a great place to complete all of these challenges. Land on a high building with a floor spawn, and you’ll be able to pick off people running about below.

For everything new in Season 9, check out the full patch notes!

There are tons of new skins on offer as well – here’s a round up of them all.

While you’re enjoying your new threads, why not explore all of the Season 9 Map changes as well?

Fortnite Season 9 Weekly challenges

You can check out all the Fortbyte locations here.

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It’s like being in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Your task this time around is to tour the Fortnite map and call in on various enormous items! Here’s how to visit an Oversized Phone, Giant Piano, and a Dancing Fish in Fortnite.

You don’t have to complete this challenge in stages, so not only could you visit each location all in one game, but in any order.

Visit an Oversized Phone

The oversized phone is the furthest location that you have to visit from all the others. To find it go to the northwest of the map and head east from The Block.

You’ll find the massive phone near the northern shore of the island, in map reference – it’s huge and red, you can’t miss it.

Visit a Giant Piano

You might already know where to find the giant piano, since it featured heavily in weekly challenges over Christmas where you had to play carols on the keys.

To find it, head over to the eastern side of the map near the mansion south of Lonely Lodge.

A little to the north of the mansion, you’ll find what you’re looking for next to the eastern cliff edge. You’ll be tinkling a tune in no time.

Visit a Dancing Fish

This location is quite easy to get to from the others thanks to the new Slip Streams.

Known for terrifying pets the world over for decades, Billy the Big Mouth Bass is a bit of a classic, and just to the southwest of Mega Mall you’ll find a huge dancing fish plaque crashed into the top of a building.

Take the windtunnel over and land on the roof to complete the challenge.

For more on this week’s challenges, check out our full page.

Fortnite Season 9 Weekly challenges

You can check out all the Fortbyte locations here.

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Get ready to earn those Battle Stars! If you’re not too busy with all the new stuff already in Fortnite this season, another full set of challenges are now ready and waiting. Here is what’s in store for the Season 9 Week 2 challenges in Fortnite.

We got a sneak peek at these challenges thanks to leaks, and they were all correct!

Fortnite Season 9 Week 2 challenges
  • Launch off Air Vents in different matches
  • This one might take a while to pull off, since you have to complete it over multiple matches, but it’s very straightforward. Air vents are most commonly found on Sky Platforms, as well as in Neo Tilted.

  • Stage 1-5: Land at Snobby Shores, Fatal Fields, Sunny Steps, Dusty Divot, and Happy Hamlet
  • You’ll have to complete these stages across multiple games, but remember that you don’t have to do them at the start of a game. As long as you deploy your glider – from a Rift-to-Go, Slip Stream, or anything else, you’ll get credit.

  • Eliminate opponents in Sunny Steps or Shifty Shafts
  • Try to complete these challenges early, because these areas tend not to be popular zones. Hopefully there will be some cool ways to get eliminations in the upcoming Wick’s Bounty event.

  • Deal damage to opponents with pistols
  • Pistols are common, and if you have a strong trigger finger can be deadly. Since they’re so outclassed though, it might be a good idea to try and finish off already downed enemies in team modes.

  • Visit an Oversized Phone, a Giant Piano, and a Dancing Fish
  • We’ve got full maps of where to go for this, so click the link to see the page.

  • Search chests in different named locations in a single match
  • This looks kind of tough, but if you target areas far away from the line of the Battlebus it’s not too hard. Places like Polar Peak, Frosty Flights and Happy Hamlet have a lot of chests but aren’t very popular.

  • Stage 1-3: Eliminate an opponent from 50m, 75m, and 100m away
  • If you’re not a crack-shot with a sniper, big team games like Team Rumble might be your best shot for this since there’s a much denser population of enemies.

For more Fortnite challenges, take a look at our running list of Fortbyte locations.

Fortnite Season 9 Weekly challenges

You can check out all the Fortbyte locations here.

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Mutant Year Zero will miss its June release on Switch, but take heart: it’s coming in July alongside the game’s first expansion.

Funcom has announced Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will miss its June 25 release for Switch. It will now instead release alongside the Seed of Evil expansion.

Set for release on July 30, Seed of Evil comes with a new playable mutant, Big Khan the Moose. It will run you$ 14.99 or your regional equivalent.

Here’s the synopsis for the expansion:

A new menace is looming in the expansion. Powerful and ominous roots have emerged and seem to be taking control over the minds of friends and foes alike. Fortunately, a new hero has arrived, and players can now add Big Khan the moose to their squad of mutants.

He is not only skilled at landing critical hits but comes with the unique mutations Ground Pound and Flame Puke, giving the option to apply a more diverse playstyle in order to succeed.

The Seed of Evil expansion be available digitally on all platforms, and the retail release of the game will also arrive on July 30.

Mutant Year Zero: Expansion and New Character Revealed - YouTube

Pre-orders for the PC version will go live today on Steam. A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be released today on Steam, consisting of both the original game and the upcoming expansion. The Deluxe Edition will also be available in retail.

The base game was released on December 4 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Dead Island 2 isn’t dead.

THQ Nordic assured investors during its financial presentation yesterday Dead Island 2 was still in development.

Company CEO Lars Wingefors told investors it was still in active development, but wouldn’t comment further. You can listen to his .

Dead Island 2 is one of 80 games in the works with the publisher – 48 of which have been announced.

Announced in 2014 during Sony’s E3 press conference by Yager, it was slated for release in 2015. It made another appearance at EGX 2015, after which it seemed to drop off the face of the earth.

Dead Island 2- Official E3 Announce Trailer | PS4 - YouTube

After a delay into 2016, publisher Deep Silver made the decision to “part ways” with Yager. THQ Nordic, Deep Silver’s parent company, handed development over to LittleBigPlanet 3 and Sonic Racing dev Sumo Digital.

Yager filed for insolvency soon after over the game being pulled.

Then, all went quite with many believing the game had been cancelled. THQ assured folks continuously, even 11 months back, Dead Island 2 was still in the works.

Dead Island was originally developed by TechLand, which went its own way when its idea for zombie games evolved into the Dying Light series.

You can follow the whole tale though the links.

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Brand new Fortbyte locations are dropping every 24 hours! Over the course of Season 9 you’ll be seeing a lot more Fortbyte challenges, as this set of 100 tough tasks gradually unveils the Uptopia skin across the coming weeks. What will it look like? Nobody knows for certain, but it’s going to be a lot of fun decrypting the mystery.

There are a tons of different kinds of challenges. Some need you to go to specific locations, others unlock after gaining a certain amount of XP, while some are tied to Weekly challenges.

Fortbyte Locations

Most of the Fortbyte challenges need no explaining, but there are a few secret locations that can be difficult to track down in the heat of a game – here’s where to go.

Found in a desert house with too many chairs

Head back to Paradise Palms for this Fortbyte and go to the house in the southernmost part of the area. You’ll find the Fortbyte beside a bed.

Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 3

Simply complete six challenges from the Week 3 playlist.

Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert

Visit the ice cream parlour in the North of Paradise Palms. Get behind the counter and use the Yay! emote to get your Fortbyte.

Found within Salty Springs

Head over to the red truck on its side in Salty Springs to find the latest Fortbyte.

Use the “Cuddle Up” emote inside a Rocky Umbrella

You’re looking for a hole in the ground that’s shaped like an umbrella west of Lazy Lagoon or South of The Block. You’ll find number seven on a little ledge above the cave entrance, so climb up and use the Cuddle Up emote to get it.

Found within Junk Junction

Head to the main building in Junk Junction and you’ll find the Fortbyte on top of a mattress and some palettes.

Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain

Just like the very first location Fortbyte you have to equip a specific skin for this one, so head into your Locked and equip the tier 1 Battle Pass skin, Rox.

Stunt Mountain is over in the west of the map, south of Pleasant Park and northwest of Neo Tilted!

You’ll find the Fortbyte right on top, so it’s worthwhile to drop in here right from the start of the game.

Found inside Wooden Fish building

You can find this Fortbyte in the giant wooden fish in the geyser field to the north of Pressure Plant.

The actual Fortbyte itself is found in the tail of the fish, on its eastern side.

Accessible in the daytime near a Mountain Top Cactus Wedge

This is an interesting one, because it seems to be linked to the length of time that has elapsed during a match.

To find the Fortbyte itself, you need to go to the southeast of Paradise Palms and land on top of the mountain marked on the map below.

You can then see the Fortbyte in the skeleton at the southern edge of the platform.

If you go there right at the start of a game, the Fortbyte seems to be locked, but after about a minute or so has elapsed it unlocks.

Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of The Block

To solve the pressure plate puzzle to the northwest of The Block, you will need a full squad of four players or three helpful strangers!

You can find the pressure plate puzzle next to the trees between map reference C1 and D1 in the top left corner of the map:

When you get there, three players will have to stand on the buttons you see on the floor:

You can then take turns for the 4th player to collect the Fortbyte, then take someone’s place on the pressure plate.

Found within Haunted Hills

The latest Fortbyte location is in the northeast of Haunted Hills!

Head over to the L-shaped building in the northeast of the area and search around the corner and you can collect it with no additional requirements.

Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall

First off, before you can complete this one, you need to go into the locker and make sure you have the “Rock Love” spray equipped. You get it for reaching free tier 2 on the Season 9 Battle Pass.

Once that’s done, head to the lava flow running south out of Pressure Plant.

Down from the first drop you’ll find the nearly invisible Fortbyte location. To collect it just use the Rock Love spray on top of it – you don’t need to spray anywhere special.

Found between a Reboot Van, Pirate Camp, and a Crashed Battlebus

This Fortbyte location is to the northwest of Lazy Lagoon. From the Pirate Ship, jump into the water and head west into the jungle.

You’ll find the Fortbyte in the centre of a clearing at the coordinates in the screenshot below:

Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island

The Fortbyte that you’re going to have to go out of your way to find the most in this first drop is: “Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island”.

To grab it, you first need to equip the Sentinel skin that you get from the first tier of the Season 9 Battle Pass.

Then drop into a match and head over to the extreme southwest of the Fortnite Map. Off the southern edge of the island you’ll see a couple of islands. On the westernmost island you’ll find the nearly invisible Fortbyte near the southern edge.

Walk over an interact with it to claim your prize.

Back in the menu, you’ll unlock the first square of the mysterious picture as your reward.

Location in Loading Screen 2

You don’t actually need to have unlocked Loading Screen 2 to grab this Fortbyte! (Cred to Daniel Myers in the comments!) Simply head to the south of Paradise Palms, near the pink dinosaur.

Just behind it, you’ll see a house with a portable toilet out back. Hit the portable toilet with your axe and you’ll be able to collect the elusive item.

All of the first batch of Fortbytes are as follows:

Fortbyte challenges
Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle to the NW of The Block
Gain 175,000 XP
Gain 60,000 XP
Found at location in Loading Screen 2
Reach Battle Pass Tier 40
Gain 225,000 XP
Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island
Complete 6 challenges in Week 2
Reach Battle Pass Tier 20
Reach Battle Pass Tier 100
Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duo, or Solo 25 times
Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duos, or Solo 75 times
Complete 6 challenges from Week 1
Reach Battle Pass Tier 60
Gain 30,000 XP
Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duos, or Solo 50 times
Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duos, or Solo 100 times
Reach Battle Pass Tier 80
Gain 125,000 XP
Found within Fatal Fields
Accessible using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall
Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp, and a crashed Battlebus
Found within Haunted Hills
Accessible in the daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge
Found inside a wooden fish building
Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain
Fortbytes Drop 2 Found within Fatal Fields

Over on the west side of Fatal Fields you’ll find a two storey house.

On the second floor in the room with a desk, you’ll find the Fortbyte in the corner.

For more on this week’s Fortnite challenges, here’s how to Visit Sky Platforms.

If you’re more of an explorer, check out the Season 9 map changes!

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