PCGamesN Video Games https://www.pcgamesn.com All the latest PC gaming news, plus guides and reviews for the biggest games Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:44:39 +0000 en-US hourly 4 Network N https://www.pcgamesn.com/wp-content/themes/pcgamesn/dist/images/default_avatar.png PCGamesN https://www.pcgamesn.com 32 32 Destiny 2 Strand trailer ties together the loose threads https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny-2/strand-trailer Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:42:00 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287518

A new?Destiny 2 Strand subclass trailer?sheds some light on how Guardians will become endowed with the Darkness subclass upon the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date and offers some insight into the abilities for the game's Warlock, Hunter, and Titan subclasses in the FPS game. Released alongside a blog post that covers the Strand subclass, the Weave, and the threads that hold it together in detail, the trailer depicts Osiris, recently awakened from his slumber by a tea made from the Relics of Nezarec, explaining Strand to Destiny 2's Young Wolf.

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Destiny 2 Nightfall weapons – what is the Nightfall weapon this week? https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny-2/nightfall-this-week Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:44:39 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=205134

Want to know what this week’s Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny has been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it’s more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist in the free PC game. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up. The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels, which is something you'll want to maximise your chances for with the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date on the horizon. Your best bet for farming?each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty.?You should also note that there's no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you’ll need to get a squad together.

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Warhammer 40k Darktide update rebalances characters and weapons https://www.pcgamesn.com/darktide/patch-notes-1-0-25 Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:27:21 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287538

Weapons and characters in Warhammer 40k Darktide have gotten some needed tweaks in the latest update, which is out now. The latest Darktide patch, which updates the Warhammer 40k co-op game to version 1.0.25, fixes and tweaks each of the four Darktide classes and adjusts a bunch of weapons, fixing some visual bugs and balancing damage output.

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Best Hogwarts Legacy settings and PC options https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/best-settings-pc Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:45:24 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=hardware&p=287503

Using the best Hogwarts Legacy settings can feel like casting a magic spell on your PC, providing a significant performance boost at seemingly little to no cost. Typically, open-world games are among the most demanding, so these options should help you maintain a more consistent frame rate as you explore everything Hogwarts Legacy has to offer.

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New Star Wars Jedi Survivor gameplay shows off lightsabers and Koboh https://www.pcgamesn.com/star-wars-jedi-survivor/new-gameplay-trailer-footage-cal-kestis-lightsabers Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:43:49 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287514

We finally have some new Star Wars Jedi Survivor gameplay, as Apex Legends and Fallen Order developer Respawn unveils new environments, dual lightsaber combat, and the planet Koboh in the Star Wars game, ahead of the next chapter for Cal Kestis and the upcoming Jedi Survivor release date.

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Hogwarts Legacy romance options explained https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/romance Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:39:44 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=287487

Is?Hogwarts Legacy romance?in the game? We all know that there was some flirting in the Harry Potter books before the titular wizard himself started dating Ginny Weasley towards the end of his time at Hogwarts. But whether there are any Hogwarts Legacy romance options is another question entirely.

There are plenty of Hogwarts Legacy characters to get to know during your journey through the fifth year at the school of witchcraft and wizardry. Some may even pique your interest a little because there are lots of dialogue options to get to know your fellow students and professors further in this RPG game. This is what you need to know about romance in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/change-appearance-how-to Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:35:31 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=287508

If you’re wondering how to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, wonder no more. There’s plenty of opportunity to refresh your wardrobe to ensure you’re flaunting the best stats and style, but when it comes to changing your character itself, there’s only one place to go.

After so many hours spent in the RPG game, it may be time to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy to better reflect your character as they develop during their time at Hogwarts with their companions. Having the freedom to change your appearance in a sprawling open-world game is a foregone conclusion, and you don’t have to stray far from Hogwarts to make it happen.

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FFXIV Valentine’s event is the self-love letter I needed growing up https://www.pcgamesn.com/final-fantasy-xiv/ffxiv-valentines-event-self-love Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:35:06 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=feature&p=287466

I hate Valentine’s Day. Every year it’s some overly cringy Hallmark expression of ‘love’ that equates real human feelings to gifts, love hearts, chocolates, and absolutely dreadful romantic comedies. Even the best PC games have been lured into this sugar-coated, rose-tinted world, offering a vast array of different Valentine’s cosmetics for players to pick up to twin with their in-game crush. This year, though, the FFXIV Valentine’s event finally broke that mould.

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What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner? https://www.pcgamesn.com/genshin-impact/next-banner-schedule-event-wishes Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:31:27 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=205552

Genshin Impact banners?rotate every few weeks on a precise schedule, and we always know what to expect thanks to regular updates from Hoyoverse. The developer of the anime game always keeps its fans in the loop with regular Twitter posts and livestreams, so you can plan where you want to spend your hard-earned Primogems.

With a two to three-week turnaround for banners, the roster of Genshin Impact characters is always changing, and the free PC game?regularly introduces?two new characters?to?wish for. Every limited-time character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters with increased drop rates. There’s also a Genshin Impact Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner and changes weapons every update.

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GTA 6 release date rumours, news, and speculation https://www.pcgamesn.com/grand-theft-auto-vi/gta-6-release-date-setting-map-characters-gameplay-trailers Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:10:16 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/p=1452

Want to know more about the GTA 6 release date? Given how many years it takes to create open worlds of the same calibre as GTA V, it’s no surprise that Rockstar Games has already spent years developing GTA 6. Like most developers, Rockstar prefers to keep its secrets close to its chest until they’re close to the end of development, so we may not see any official GTA 6 gameplay for some time.

Early gameplay footage of GTA 6 recently surfaced online, along with lines of source code from the game itself. Rockstar has issued a statement on Twitter which confirms that an unauthorised third party managed to access and download information from their systems, including development footage for the open-world game. However, its statement notes that the developers?don’t believe this leak should impact the development of their long-term projects or disrupt their live service games.

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Is Diagon Alley in Hogwarts Legacy? https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/diagon-alley Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:23:02 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=287475

Is Diagon Alley in Hogwarts Legacy for your shopping needs and sword-crossing dispute negotiations, or is the famous location omitted from the magical RPG? Well, there are certainly plenty of places to pick up your educational supplies, but these are mostly dotted around the legendary Hogsmeade in Scotland - far from the London streets in which Diagon Alley is located.

The Hogwarts Legacy map might be huge, but is it big enough to extend across the UK? Floo Flame locations would give us the ability to travel between the two, but this doesn’t necessarily mean the secrets of Diagon Alley are available to us in Hogwarts Legacy.

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All Hogwarts Legacy characters https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/characters Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:24:18 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=281327

Want to know which Hogwarts Legacy characters will be attending school alongside you, teaching you the ways of the wizarding world, or leading you to trouble in Diagon Alley?

With so many iconic characters from the Harry Potter series to pick from like the Niffler from Fantastic Beasts, to heroes such as Cedric Diggory, and even the villainous Lucius Malfoy - but do any of them appear in the?open-world game? Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy, for example? Or Hagrid??We’ve compiled a list of every character in Hogwarts Legacy featuring both new and returning characters from the Harry Potter series.

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All Hogwarts Legacy beasts and where to find them https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/beasts-creatures-animals Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:22:49 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=284367

Want to know about all of the Hogwarts Legacy beasts? If you’ve seen trailers for the latest game in the Harry Potter universe, chances are you’ve seen some of the many magical creatures you can give a peaceful home to. Creatures as small as a Niffler, or as tall as the Graphorn, can have a chance to escape the harsh realities of the outside world and live in peace.

Accessed via the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement, the Vivarium is a serene garden where you can keep some of these fantastic beasts as pets. It’s just one of the many places you can explore in Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world game with the potential to be one of the best PC games this year. Depending on which house you are sorted into, you can access one of the many Hogwarts Legacy common rooms to chill out and relax after hours of playing the main campaign. However, nothing is more relaxing than playing ball with an adorable Mooncalf, so we encourage you to spend some time taking care of these fantastic beasts.

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Default browsers don't tend to be best optimised for gamers. In fact, many of the popular browsers that most PC users will find themselves using eat up RAM and slow down some of the best browser games. On top of this issue, most browsers don't exactly have a robust set of features tailored towards power-users. That's why it's time for gamers to step up their browser game.

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Best VR headset 2023 https://www.pcgamesn.com/best-vr-headset Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:18:30 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=hardware&p=146473

The?best VR headset?could take your gaming PC setup to the next level, especially if you're looking to play games like Half-Life: Alyx, Beat Saber, and?Resident Evil 4. Sure, today's virtual reality tech is more Lawnmower Man than Ready Player One, but concepts like the metaverse and augmented reality (AR) are all seemingly a part of what's to come.

 

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Genshin Impact is adding an Inazuman Geo cat girl, according to leak https://www.pcgamesn.com/genshin-impact/geo-cat-girl Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:44:06 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287443

This Genshin Impact leak claims that HoYoverse may be planning to add a Geo cat girl who hails from Inazuma. There are literally only three other members of the cat-like K?tzlein bloodline in the anime game at this point, and they all live in Mondstadt. If this info turns out to be true, it'll be interesting to see the connections between Diona's family and the Inazuman newcomer - if there are any at all.

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Valheim patch fixes Mistlands portals and adds a new fishing hat https://www.pcgamesn.com/valhiem/update-0-213-4-patch-notes Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:41:42 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287470

A new patch has arrived for Valheim, the lo-fi Viking survival game?it seems everyone's been talking about since it arrived in Early Access. Valheim update 0.213.4 introduces a couple new items, makes some key balancing changes to the new Mistlands biome, and fixes the boss doors so you can't sneak through them with a bit of tricky mining anymore. There's also a fetching new fishing hat.

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Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flame locations and how to fast travel https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/floo-flame-locations-fast-travel-how-to Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:40:55 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=277054

Finding the Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flame locations will be essential to making your life easier as you travel around the huge magical world. Sticking true to wizarding world lore, Floo Flames allow magic-users to travel between locations, though it looks like they won’t be restricted to classic fireplaces.

We know that the open-world game?boasts a massive map, so fast travel in Hogwarts Legacy will help you get around quicker. Of course, you need to manually travel to each Floo Flame location before you unlock it, but once you’ve seen them all, you can dart between the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms and Hogsmeade, from the Crossed Wands duelling club to the Forbidden Forest, or between individual Gobstone locations in no time.

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Hogwarts Legacy challenges explained https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/challenges Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:29:46 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=286467

Want to know more about Hogwarts Legacy challenges? As if there wasn’t enough to do in your first year as a student at the famed school for Witchcraft and Wizardry, you also have a whole bunch of tasks you can complete. The challenges menu is where you can find all of the side quests, as well as field pages, exploration and combat tasks, and quests that need the Room of Requirement to finish.

These Hogwarts Legacy challenges will likely make up a significant part of the RPG game’s completion criteria. If you’re wondering how long Hogwarts Legacy is and how close you are to finishing everything, this menu will be a good indicator of how far you have to go. There are five different challenge types throughout Hogwarts Legacy, each requiring you to specialise in various activities. Some are combat-focused, while others ask you to travel across the Scottish highlands.

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Where to find Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/field-guide-pages-locations Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:20:24 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=276654

As a new Hogwarts student, you need to find Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages in order to catch up with the rest of your schoolmates. The Hogwarts staff and the Ministry of Magic have entrusted you with the Wizard’s Field Guide, a special book that has the ability to discover opportunities for students to learn and grow.

There are well over 100 Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages hidden around Hogwarts' school grounds alone, and plenty more in the surrounding countryside. Each one you collect grants experience points, with those revealed via Revelio bestowing some knowledge about the location or artefact. You’ve got quite a bit to learn as a fifth-year student, so if you want to catch up to the other Hogwarts Legacy characters, it’s important to fill in as many field guide pages as you can in the?PC?game. Here’s everything we know about the field guide pages in Hogwarts Legacy.

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System Shock demo available right now for iconic FPS game remake https://www.pcgamesn.com/system-shock/demo-steam Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:13:55 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287447

The highly anticipated System Shock demo is available right now as part of Steam Next Fest. This free demo?drops ahead of?the System Shock release date, which will see the ‘90s FPS game revitalised and modernised almost 30 years later.

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Hogwarts Legacy Magic Neep location https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/magic-neep-location Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:51:36 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=287411

The Hogwarts Legacy Magic Neep location is a bit tricky to locate, but you’ll need to visit the greengrocer for all your magical neep and tatty needs - I mean, to complete the Welcome to Hogsmeade task at the start of your story. You’ll even get some free supplies for your efforts.

The Magic Neep is a bit out of the way and isn’t located near other shops in the area, so if you’re struggling to find the shop selling plants and seeds on the vast Hogwarts Legacy map, we’ve highlighted it for you below. Hogwarts Legacy could be one of the best PC games of 2023, and The Magic Neep and your first trip to Hogsmeade just marks the beginning of your massive magical journey. If you want to know how long Hogwarts Legacy is, we’ve got a separate guide for that, but for now let’s concentrate on navigating Hogsmeade and finding The Magic Neep.

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How long is Hogwarts Legacy? https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/how-long-is-length Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:44:33 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=282988

How long is Hogwarts Legacy? A large chunk of the wizarding world is open to you once you reach Hogwarts Castle, but how many hours does it take to finish off the school year? If being on time and passing your classes isn’t enough, you’ll have all manner of fantastic beasts and goblin uprisings to deal with.

It’s always tough to pin down just how long it will take someone to beat an open-world game. What does finishing such an open experience look like; is it just completing the main story, or can you only close the Hogwarts Legacy book when every single loose end has been tied up? We’ve had time to play through the RPG game ourselves to establish how long it should take the average person to finish Hogwarts Legacy.

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All Hogwarts Legacy spells list and the best ones for combat https://www.pcgamesn.com/hogwarts-legacy/spells Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:23:37 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?post_type=guide&p=276276

Wondering which Hogwarts Legacy spells you’ll be casting in the halls of the famous school? Spellcasting is, of course, one of the biggest draws of attending Hogwarts - that and getting into magical mischief - so which spells will we be able to use in Hogwarts legacy, and how will spellcasting and combat work?

We got our first taste of the Hogwarts Legacy spells you can cast during a gameplay stream showcasing the open-world game,?as well as a gander at all of the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms, how to use Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flame to fast travel, and most importantly for us, the game’s UI - including how to access your spells. Counting all of the contextual spells, we now know that there are?31 learnable Hogwarts Legacy spells. Here is everything you need to know about them.

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Forspoken PC patch doesn’t really fix anything https://www.pcgamesn.com/forspoken/steam-patch-technical-issues-pc-rpg-game Tue, 07 Feb 2023 14:30:58 +0000 https://www.pcgamesn.com/?p=287405

The latest Forspoken Steam patch brings a couple of minor improvements and quality-of-life changes to the Square Enix RPG game, but a lot of the main technical issues remain seemingly unaddressed, with stuttering, lighting and shadow effects, and texture details still a problem for Forspoken fans.

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