ASUS ROG Reveals the World’s First 360Hz Gaming Monitor at CES 2020

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Swift 360Hz, the world’s fastest and first NVIDIA G-SYNC® gaming monitor with a 360Hz refresh rate, and the ROG Swift PG32UQX with G-SYNC ULTIMATE technology, a 32-inch gaming display engineered with mini-LED technology to deliver stunning 4K HDR visuals.

Unparalleled speed for an extra edge with the ROG Swift 360Hz G-SYNC Esports monitor

Compared to widely available 240Hz gaming monitors, the ROG Swift 360Hz can put out a whopping 50 percent more frames every second – supplying esports and competitive gamers with the edge they need to win. With a comfortable 24.5-inch display size and Full HD resolution, the ROG Swift 360Hz features the same unmistakable design that graces the lineup of highest-end ROG gaming monitors.

Mini-LED Drives Performance and Visuals in the 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UQX G-SYNC Ultimate monitor

The ROG Swift PG32UQX is the ultimate 4K high-dynamic-range (HDR) gaming monitor. Featuring an advanced G-SYNC ULTIMATE processor with the latest HDR features, the 16:9 display is illuminated by a full-array local dimming backlight with 1152 Mini LED zones that let the PG32UQX display the brightest highlights and darkest blacks of a scene with incredible contrast and minimal haloing. Small highlights in games, like light bulbs or the disc of the sun, can reach peak brightness of up to 1400 nits, offering a more lifelike HDR experience than ever before. The Mini-LED backlight can also turn off as needed when it comes to darker scenes.

The G-SYNC processor drives variable refresh rates up to 144Hz, and support for 10-bit color throughout the refresh rate range ensures that the PG32UQX always shows off games, movies, and desktop applications at their best. With NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, users will enjoy smooth, tear-free gameplay, even when frame rates fall below the PG32UQX’s peak 144Hz refresh rate, and with the incredibly capable panel and backlight inside, the PG32UQX is NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE-certified. All G-SYNC ULTIMATE-certified displays undergo a rigorous validation process and are subjected to 300 image quality tests to ensure they deliver consistent quality and maximum performance.

The PG32UQX is also designed to be a productive companion outside of games, offering DisplayHDR 1400 compliance for other entertainment needs. For those who want to use all of the screen size available from a 4K resolution, the 32-inch diagonal expanse of the PG32UQX offers a pixel density better suited to running a Windows desktop without scaling.

The ROG Swift PG32UQX doesn’t hold back in style, designed with multiple textures on the back of the display, separated by a subtle diagonal chrome strip. An Aura Sync-enabled RGB LED ROG logo lets users coordinate the PG32UQX with other Aura Sync-enabled components for a fully harmonized battlestation. And a logo projector in the base of the ROG trademark twisted stand lets users show off the Republic of Gamers logo or display a customized logo using the included blank discs.

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AMD Reveals 4th Gen Ryzen 3000 Mobile Processors at CES 2020

CES 2020 has kicked off, and the red team is bringing its A-game to the battlefield by unveiling their next generation of mobile processors to start off 2020. At CES 2020, AMD pulled off the curtain from its 3rd gen Ryzen 4000 laptop processors.

Just last year, at CES 2019, Lisa Su had revealed the Radeon 7, which marked the transition of AMD chips to the 7nm process. The Navi and Ryzen 3000 desktop chips are now all using the 7nm architecture.

Based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture, the new Ryzen 4000 processors will be used across an extensive variety of laptops, ranging from powerful gaming and content creation devices to ultra-portable laptops. AMD showed off the Ryzen 7 4800U, an 8 core/16 thread processor with a base clock speed of 1.8 GHz that boosts up to 4.2 GHz, and a TDP of just 15W. AMD claims that the graphics performance for this CPU will be 28% faster than Intel’s i7.

By the end of 2020, over a 100 laptops will be using the Ryzen 4000 chips, one of the first ones being the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7, which was also revealed at CES 2020.

AMD also revealed the Ryzen 7 4800H, which is aimed at the gaming market. This is another 8core/16 thread CPU, but with a base clock speed of 2.9GHz, boosting up to 4.2GHz. The TDP for the 4800H is 45W.

The red team has been slowly stepping up its laptop game after dominating the desktop CPU market in recent times, and with a big reveal as this kicking off 2020, things are only bound to get more interesting. Stay tuned for more updates.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils New Gaming Lineup at CES 2020

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the new Zephyrus G14 and Zephyrus G15 gaming notebooks, bringing unprecedented power to an ultra-slim form factor for portable gaming and content creation.

Ultra-slim gaming laptops usually come with a premium price due to how difficult it is to get good performance and cooling in a sub-20mm chassis. ROG has worked hard to make the category more accessible, especially to students, freelancers, and creators who need powerful laptops they can carry everywhere. The latest examples debut at CES 2020 in the new Zephyrus G14 and G15, which wrap powerful processors in a compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere at a price that brings gaming and creation capabilities to an even wider audience.

“ASUS continues to drive innovation on Windows 10 with their latest ultra-slim laptops,” said Nicole Dezen, VP Device Partner Sales, Microsoft. “The Zephyrus G14 and G15 provide exceptional gaming and content creation experiences without compromising power or portability, and now at price points that will make them even more affordable for students, freelancers and creators.”

Despite a chassis only 17.9mm thin, the Zephyrus G14 has carefully customized cooling that brings out the best of its new AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors built on the groundbreaking “Zen 2” core architecture combined with industry leading 7nm process technology and up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU with more than 10 hours of battery life charged by compatible Type-C power packs. Users can optimize for gaming or creative pursuits with a choice between high refresh and high resolution displays, both with Pantone® Validated colors and adaptive sync technology. Subtle styling in Moonlight White or Eclipse Gray is clean and professional, while the all-new, optional AniMe Matrix™ LED display deepens personalization, enabling users to show custom graphics, animations, and other effects across over a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.

The powerfully versatile new Zephyrus G15 introduced at CES 2020 refreshes the best features of the previous generation Zephyrus GA502 and make them even better, putting premium features like an ultra-slim form factor at 19.9mm thin and weighing just 2.1kg, a 240Hz IPS-level gaming panel with Pantone Validation and compatibility with adaptive sync technology, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and the latest powerful processors in a package more affordable to a wide variety of gamers.

Small size with big impact in the Zephyrus G14 and G15

Packed into a much smaller footprint than other gaming laptop alternatives, the Zephyrus G14 is only 17.9mm thin and 1.6kg in models without the custom LED AniMe Matrix. The magnesium-aluminum alloy deck is precisely machined and finished for a professional polish that’s fingerprint-resistant, and its high durability and low weight make aluminum an ideal material for the lid, with a distinctive dot matrix design.

The ROG splash across the lid comes to life with the AniMe Matrix display available on select models. This display uses 1,215 mini LEDs that emit a white glow with 256 levels of brightness control to give gamers a new medium to express their individuality. Users can import animated GIFs and other graphics, build custom animations frame by frame, and type text messages with different fonts. Visualizations react to music and other audio, creating a unique platform for DJs and other artists. ROG engineers were also careful to balance the number of mini LEDs to minimize heat, controller hardware, and power requirements.

With the G14’s support for USB Power Delivery, it can handle lighter work powered by up to a 65W Type-C adapter that’s much smaller than the 180W unit required to unleash the discrete GPU. If the battery runs low, Type-C charging allows users to extend their life to keep users gaming. USB power flows in the reverse direction as well, with fast-charging support capable of supplying up to 3A to compatible smartphones and other devices.

The Zephyrus G15 also maintains its portability at only 19.9mm thin and 2.1kg, and its super-narrow bezels frame the 15-inch display on three sides, squeezing it into a 14-inch footprint. To keep it looking professional, the G15 forgoes RGB lighting for tasteful white backlighting.

Type-C charging extends the G15’s working time on the go. Support for USB Power Delivery and USB power packs like the ASUS ZenPower Pro PD give users more time to finish up work anywhere. For lighter tasks that don’t engage the discrete GPU, the laptop can also be run off smaller Type-C adapters up to 65W.

Both the G14 and G15 have superfast Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) connectivity. When paired with a compatible router, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) boosts peak interface bandwidth up to 2.4Gbps and improves efficiency for busy networks. Lower latency leads to less lag for sensitive activities like online gaming, and expanded upstream capacity provides more bandwidth for live-streaming.

Immersive gaming visuals with top-notch GeForce RTX graphics

The Zephyrus G14 and G15 comes with up to a GeForce RTX 2060 augmented by ROG Boost up to 1298MHz at 65W. The discrete GPU is based on the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture, which melds dedicated cores for programmable shading, real-time ray tracing, and artificial intelligence. This combination enables improved lighting, shadows, and other in-game effects, and it also offers a diverse array of compute resources for accelerating demanding workloads like content creation, 3D modeling, and deep learning.

Turing’s dedicated video encoder is largely responsible for the G14’s ability to game and stream simultaneously. The specialized hardware allows higher stream quality with minimal performance impact, and it’s compatible with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), a popular capture tool among burgeoning creators and aspiring Twitch streamers.

Nonstop speed with the latest AMD processors

For the Zephyrus G14, ROG and AMD teamed up again to create an exclusive series tuned specifically for the smaller chassis. The Zephyrus G14 uses a special CPU that generates less heat, enabling an unprecedented level of performance for such a compact chassis. The chips retain up to 8 cores and 16 threads to blast through demanding workloads, but are tuned to make thermals more manageable. There’s still ample power for demanding applications like video editing and 3D rendering, and for heavy multitasking like mixing gaming with streaming, recording and chats.

On the Zephyrus G15, an all-new AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4800HS mobile APU doubles the core count of the previous generation. With 8 cores and 16 threads based on the latest Zen 2 architecture alongside 7nm fabrication technology, it muscles through heavy multitasking, content creation, and other demanding work.

Both the G14 and G15 CPUs pair with up to 32GB of fast DDR4-3200 RAM divided between dual channels, enabling gamers to easily switch between tasks with enough headroom for bigger projects. Up to 1TB of superfast NVMe SSD storage offers ample space for a game library, personal portfolio, and media collection.

Stunning displays for high refresh, high resolution

The Zephyrus G14 offers a choice between two premium panels tailored for different needs. Users can select a faster Full HD display that goes up to 120Hz (doubling the speed of typical laptop displays for smoother, high-intensity action) or opt for a higher WQHD resolution.

Adaptive sync technology adds another level of smoothness by coordinating frame delivery between the GPU and display to eliminate visual tearing that can ruin immersion, and also minimize stuttering and input lag. Although adaptive sync technology has existed for years, it gains greater functionality with new AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors. Their integrated Radeon™ graphics allow adaptive sync variable refresh-rate technology to work with adaptive sync technology-enabled monitors and adaptive sync enabled devices.

Adaptive sync technology support extends to the WQHD display, and it can be even more effective at the lower FPS associated with the higher resolution. Thanks to smaller dimensions, the WQHD panel has a higher pixel density than typical 4K desktop monitors. Even the Full HD panel matches the PPI of a 28-inch Ultra HD display.

The Zephyrus G15 is available with refresh rates up to 240Hz—four times the output of standard screens. The panel’s 3ms gray-to-gray response time makes the picture especially sharp at speed, for lining up targets in a fast-paced shooter or scrolling through web pages, and adaptive sync technology makes the experience even smoother.

The displays on the Zephyrus G14 and G15 are both factory calibrated and Pantone Validated for superb color accuracy. The IPS-level panels have wide viewing angles and cover 100% of the sRGB range and are framed by super-narrow bezels that create an expansive 85% screen-to-body ratio on the G14 and 81% screen-to-body ratio on the G15 respectively.

One-of-a-kind cooling design

The Zephyrus G14 is the first ROG laptop to feature an ErgoLift hinge that tilts the keyboard at a more comfortable angle – the bottom of the display lifts the back of the machine when the lid is opened, giving the vents in the base more room to breathe.

Self-cleaning cooling on the G14 helps to avoid accumulation of dust and other particles that can compromise performance and stability over time by using anti-dust tunnels to catch particles and direct them out the back of the chassis. Even the n-Blade fans are tweaked to optimize acoustics in the super small chassis.

On the Zephyrus G15, ROG’s Intelligent Cooling philosophy allows the G15 to get more from its silicon with a strategic blend of hardware and software that optimizes and maintains performance and acoustics with a self-cleaning thermal module and anti-dust tunnels. The G15 has the highest-density fan in our arsenal, and it improves airflow by up to 17% over previous generations.

Fan speeds on the Zephyrus G14 and G15 are controlled by an intelligent algorithm that responds automatically to temperature changes. Different tasks require varying levels of performance and cooling, so the G14 and G15 also use operating modes to adapt to those needs. Users can switch between modes on demand with a convenient keyboard shortcut, or let ROG Armoury Crate software change automatically with Scenario Profiles that can be customized to associate games and applications with specific modes and other system settings.

Flexible options on the go

For both the Zephyrus G14 and G15, a Type-C port with USB Power Delivery is also capable of driving an external monitor via DisplayPort 1.4. The HDMI 2.0b port makes it easy to game or watch movies on 4K monitors and TVs. There’s plenty of connectivity for external devices through a Type-C port focused on USB functionality, plus two Type-A ports for the G14 and three Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports for the G15 allow anyone to create the perfect gaming battlestation – no dongles needed.

Key switches with ROG Overstroke technology on the G14 and G15 actuate earlier in the stroke for quicker, more responsive input, while N-key rollover ensures that every press registers, even when entering multiple keys at once. Spaced keys mimic desktop layouts to let users fire off function commands more intuitively, and access essentials like volume and mic mute instantly with dedicated hotkeys.

The Zephyrus G14 is also the first ROG laptop to integrate fingerprint login into the power button.

Experience Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio

A leap forward from surround sound, Dolby Atmos brings moving audio that flows above and around you with crisper voice and greater depth to a wide range of audio experiences, and it can even provide a competitive advantage for gamers1. In the Zephyrus G14, Dolby Atmos enhances spatial immersion by delivering a breakthrough audio experience with sound that moves all around you in three-dimensional space whether listening via headphones or built-in speakers.

Dolby Atmos also creates breathtaking realism with optimized sound for greater detail and maximized loudness without distortion from the G14’s integrated speakers. A quad-speaker setup delivers perfectly balanced audio across the spectrum. With these technologies, users can pump up the volume on movies, music, and games without losing clarity or detail.

The Zephyrus G15 pumps sound through two front-firing speakers powered by Smart Amp technology that keeps them within thermal and excursion limits, so users can turn the volume up higher without distorting the output or damaging the cones. Hi-Res Audio certification ensures a richer acoustic experience for audiences that appreciate higher fidelity. Headphone experiences are made more immersive with 7.1-channel virtual surround sound powered by Sonic Studio III software.

HyperX Reveals All-New PC and Console Gaming Line-up at CES 2020

Committed to expanding its high-performance product line since its inception in 2014 with gaming headsets, HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced new additions across its award-winning gaming accessories and memory line-up. The newest products being shown at CES include the Cloud FlightTM S wireless gaming headset, Alloy Origins RGB gaming keyboard with HyperX Aqua mechanical switches, Pulsefire Raid gaming mouse, FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad, as well as FURY DDR4 DIMM and Impact DDR4 SODIMM memory modules. HyperX also revealed two new ChargePlay Clutch™ solutions for convenient charging and docking of Switch Joy-Con controllers and mobile devices.

The new additions come off the heels of major HyperX market milestones – with over 10 million gaming headsets, one million gaming keyboards and 65 million memory modules shipped to date – and achieving a leading market share for PC-compatible headsets according to the latest NPD data. Since developing the first HyperX Cloud gaming headset in 2014, HyperX has produced 30 headset models, establishing itself as a leading PC and console gaming headset brand. HyperX has also started to diversify into the lifestyle market with its Cloud MIX line of headsets and a full network of “We’re All Gamers” brand ambassadors spanning different backgrounds – from Grammy award winner Post Malone to Dele Alli, international footballer and midfielder of Tottenham Hotspur and Marco Reus, national footballer player of Germany and currently team captain of Borussia Dortmund.

“With an unwavering commitment to the ‘We’re All Gamers’ philosophy, our CES line-up reflects our evolution of catering to enthusiast PC Gamers to Console Gamers to Mobile Gamers and beyond.”  said Paul Leaman, vice president, HyperX EMEA. “Whether competing in an online PC tournament or playing the latest title on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation or Xbox; HyperX’s latest gaming peripherals and memory solutions provide the best in class for all gamers as we drive HyperX to the next phases of growth.”

The latest HyperX line of products add new levels of comfort, convenience, customisation and performance designed to enhance gameplay at all levels.

  • HyperX Cloud FlightTM S – Building on the success of Cloud Flight, Cloud Flight S is a wireless headset offering up to 30 hours1 of battery life and features free-standing Qi certified wireless charging.2 Sporting a closed cup design with 90-degree rotating ear cups, Cloud Flight S provides an immersive in-game audio experience with HyperX custom-tuned virtual 7.1 surround sound3 and 50mm drivers broadcasting at 2.4 GHz. Cloud Flight S includes a detachable microphone with LED mic mute indicator. The PC, PS4™ and PS4™ Pro ready headset also comes with intuitive earcup controls to adjust game and chat volume that is customisable using HyperX NGENUITY software.
  • HyperX Alloy OriginsTM Gaming Keyboard – Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is built using tactile HyperX Aqua mechanical switches and features RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. The keyboard features an aluminum body with an aircraft-grade brushed finish for durability and stability, plus a space-saving layout to maximise desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable. Alloy Origins offers advanced customisation features for lighting and macros, including simple customisable per-key lighting effects.5 With on-board memory, users may save up to three Alloy Origins profiles for on-the- go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. The keyboard also includes 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.
  • HyperX Pulsefire Raid – Pulsefire Raid RGB is an ergonomically designed mouse for gamers who need additional buttons for key binding or to execute a variety of commands. Pulsefire Raid is designed for accurate, fluid and responsive tracking, without acceleration, featuring 11 programmable buttons and a Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed with settings up to 16,000 DPI. Customisable6 native DPI settings allow gamers to monitor settings with an LED indicator. In addition, the mouse includes Omron switches with 20M click reliability. Advanced customisation with HyperX NGENUITY allows gamers to set macros, adjust DPI and customise RGB lighting effects.

·   HyperX FURY Ultra – The FURY Ultra mouse pad features a radiant 360-degree RGB light ring and light bar that is customisable with HyperX NGENUITY software. The gaming surface utilises a micro-textured hard surface with anti-slip rubber base that offers performance, speed and stability.

·   New HyperX FURY DDR4 and FURY DDR4 RGB Speeds – FURY DDR4 and FURY DDR4 RGB modules are cost-effective, high-performance upgrades for Intel and AMD’s latest platforms. FURY modules include Intel XMP Certified or XMP-ready profiles and are ready for AMD Ryzen. FURY DDR4 and FURY DDR4 RGB will now be available in 3600MHz and 3733MHz frequency versions, 8GB and 16GB modules, and kit capacities up to 64GB.

  • New HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM Capacity Additions – HyperX Impact DDR4 offers powerful performance for small form factor machines. Impact DDR4 offers Plug N Play7 features for automatic overclocking to the highest published frequency within the system speed allowance and is Ryzen and Intel XMP-ready in capacities up to 32GB modules and kit configurations up to 64GB.
  • HyperX ChargePlay ClutchTM for Nintendo Switch – The ChargePlay Clutch charging case for Nintendo SwitchTM features 6000mAh battery and LED charge level indicators. The charging case offers detachable rubber Joy-ConTM grips and a kickstand for gaming in tabletop mode. The charging case provides convenient and secure docking via USB Type-C connector.
  • HyperX ChargePlay ClutchTM for Mobile – ChargePlay Clutch for mobile offers a secure docking system that will clutch the mobile device tightly and is equipped with rubber-textured controller grips. The ChargePlay Clutch is certified for Qi wireless charging and offers a removable 3000mAh battery pack that doubles as a power bank with LED charge indicators and a USB port.

The new HyperX products will be on display and demonstrated at CES during CES Unveiled, Pepcom Digital Experience and in the HyperX demo suite at the Venetian Hotel (Tower Suite #29-335), Jan. 6-9. Media can arrange to view the latest products and meet with HyperX by contacting [email protected].

Availability

The new products will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets as follows:

  • Cloud FlightTM S wireless gaming headset – Available in February at $159.99 MSRP
  • Alloy OriginsTM RGB (with Aqua switches) gaming keyboard – Available in March at £109.99 / €119.99
  • Pulsefire Raid gaming mouse – EMEA launch date 27th Jan  2020 – £59.99 / €69.99
  • FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad – EMEA Launch date 27th Jan – £44.99 / €54.99
  • ChargePlay ClutchTM for Nintendo Switch – EMEA Launch date 27th Jan – MSRP is 64.99€ / 54.99£
  • ChargePlay ClutchTM for Mobile – Available beginning Q2 at $59.99 MSRP
  • FURY DDR4 & FURY DDR4 RGB 3600MHz and 3733MHz speeds – Available beginning in January starting at $70.00 MSRP
  • Impact DDR4 SODIMMs up to 3200MHz and 64GB kits – Available beginning in January starting at $158.00 MSRP

PUBG Mobile World Championship: PMCO 2020 Registrations Open Now

The 2020 official esports program for PUBG MOBILE kicks off today with the registration of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2020 (PMCO 2020), open to all players around the world. From amateur, semi-pro to professional levels, all players have the chance to test their skills and fight their way towards the World Championship. The year-round esports tournaments feature an unprecedented total prize pool of $5 million USD, which doubles the total prize money of  last year’s PMCO 2019.

The revamped 2020 esports structure reflects the bigger scale on multiple levels as well as additional professional support

As announced in the PMCO 2019 Fall Split Global Finals, PUBG MOBILE completes the structure of global esports ecosystem, supporting an amateur-semipro-pro as well as country-regional-world level in 2020. The tournaments will kick off with the  PMCO, which by being open to all-level players adds more suitable stages and additional competing chances to all  skill levels from different countries and regions. The PMCO is followed by the Pro- and World Leagues for professional players. The best teams coming out of the various PMCOs will have the chance to qualify for the Pro-Leagues (PMPL) and World Leagues (PMWL).

The Pro-Leagues will feature selected countries and regions, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei (additional information for qualification coming soon in local social media), as well as South Asia and the Americas. The Pro-Leagues will culminate in the World Leagues in May and October, where top pro teams from around the world will convene to represent their respective regions. The best qualified teams will then move on to compete in the World Championship in December for the highest honor and a large chunk of the $5 million USD prize pool.

PMCO 2020: More chances for new teams from more countries and regions

Last year, more than 50,000 teams from around the world tested their tactical tournament grit in the PMCO 2019 throughout the Spring and Fall Splits, watched by millions of viewers worldwide. The tournament concluded with over 532 million total views tuned in the official livestream and 57 million total hours watched (excluding China platforms).

This year, PMCO is going to more countries and regions, including Latin America, North America, Brazil, Europe, Turkey, Germany, Middle East/Africa, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Asia, India, Pakistan, CIS and Wildcard, creating more additional entry opportunities for new teams to start their esports path to become the best of the best.

Beginning today until Tuesday, Jan 21, all players are welcome to register for the PMCO 2020 Spring Split competition via the PUBG MOBILE Club Open official website. From Jan 23 to Feb 2, registered teams will compete in online qualification matches, with winning teams qualifying to move on in the tournament.

PMCO is just the beginning – even bigger stages await aspiring esports professionals

With the kick-off of PUBG MOBILE esports program in 2020, PMCOs represent the entry gate to the World Championship, the final fight for the greatest honor and largest prize money. The best teams that stand out from PMCO 2020 will qualify for the next level of competition: The Pro- and World Leagues, where even larger stages and additional professional support awaits.

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PS5 Tech Specs Leaked (Rumour)

Fans are eagerly waiting for next gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft, and with good reason. The PS5 and the Xbox Series X are touted to be the most powerful consoles yet, and if the leaked specs are to be believed, they might as well just be.

As reported by Eurogamer, the PS5 will pack in a 9.2 teraflop GPU, which is a huge jump from the current-gen PS4, with its theoretical max GPU power of 1.84 teraflops. It will also be moving to GDDR6 memory, much like the latest NVIDIA Turing and AMD Navi graphics cards.

We know that the PS5 will have custom Navi GPUs, and the Digital Foundry report lists the specs as the following: 36 Navi compute units running at 2000 MHz. Compare that to the PS4 PRO, which has 36 GCN compute units running at 911 MHz.

Now, it was revealed earlier that the PS5 will feature backwards compatibility, and we may now have an idea about how it will do so. The report says that the GPU will have three modes, which will help it play backwards compatible titles from the PS4 and PS4 Pro. There’s a ‘gen 2’ mode which will be responsible for handling all the next-gen games, while ‘gen 1’ and ‘gen 0’ modes will take care of the backwards compatible titles.

While there aren’t any specific details about the Xbox Series X Specs, the report does talk about the possibility of 12 teraflops of GPU power. For the PS5, here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 spec outlined in the leak points toward a device with more of a balance between price and performance,” DF’s Richard Leadbetter writes. “Assuming we’re looking at a not implausible 16GB of GDDR6 and a 1TB SSD, this is still an expensive-looking device – but stacked up against the monstrous Series X, it obviously stands more of a chance of hitting the magic $399 launch price-point.”

Do keep in mind that none of the above information has been confirmed officially by Sony, so it’s always better to take news like this with a grain of salt. The PS5 is set to launch Holiday season 2020. Let us know your thoughts about the leaked specs in the comments and stay tuned for more updates!

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Call of Duty Mobile Best Controls And Sensitivity Settings Guide

In the last guide, we told you about the best graphics settings for optimal performance in Call of Duty. Once you sort that out, the next thing on the list is to figure out the best settings for Controls and Sensitivity. And that’s exactly what we’re doing in this guide. You can check out our Graphics settings guide here, and if you’ve already done that, let’ cover the sensitivity, starting with the controls.

Controls

Let’s start off with the Controls Tab. Here you should set it to advanced mode since it doesn’t auto-fire. We highly recommend using Advanced because you have more control over when to shoot because sometimes, you don’t want to shoot someone and want to sneak behind them or be stealthy. Plus, auto shooting just wastes bullets which can be the difference between winning and losing.

In Advanced, the shooting met is set it to custom where all weapons are set to Hip Fire besides Sniper Rifle which is set to ADS. This will allow you to scope up guns only when you want to. So if you’re in a close-range situation, you won’t have to un-scope to hip fire. 

For Sniper, having it set to ADS helps when you need to do a quick scope shot or when you just want to get a single shot and quickly get out of the scope. This can be extremely helpful with sniping so if you’re a sniper player you should try this out.

In a similar fashion, you can use the aim button when you’ve set it to ADS to stay scoped in after you take a shot. This is useful for holding angles and when you know there’s going to be multiple enemies that you will have to take out.

The same settings can be used in BR Mode.

Sensitivity

Onwards we go to the  awaited Sensitivity tab.

Here, set rotation mode to Fixed Speed. This is because it will train your muscle memory. So you will know exactly how much to move your finger to move a certain distance. After this is set, go into a game and then start moving the camera. 

Here swipe your thumb from the middle part of the screen till the edge of your screen. If your camera is rotating about 180 degrees which is directly behind you, you’re good. If it is too much or too little, you might want to adjust standard sensitivity accordingly so that you’re consistently close to 180 degrees.

After you find that move onto the next sensitivity exercise. Look at one spot and try to aim at it consistently at least 10 times. If it feels too slow, turn up your standard sensitivity. Too fast, then decrease it. Keep doing this until you find a comfortable sensitivity and then try aiming at other specific spots from a single place to see if you’re comfortable with your new setting. 

Then do the same exercise for the Aiming Down Sights setting, then again when using a tactical scope and again when using a sniper scope. For sniper scope, the sensitivity will usually be a bit lower than your normal sensitivity so keep that in mind.

You can set pretty much the same settings for the Firing Sensitivity tab which kicks in when you fire your gun.

And that’s about it. These were some of the best settings for control and sensitivity in the current version of CoD Mobile that will help you become the best player among your friends and maybe even the world. Stay tuned for our weapons and attachment guides.

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Call of Duty Mobile Best Graphics Settings For Optimal Performance

Call of Duty Mobile has been out for a while and has been taking over the world by the storm. It crossed 100 million downloads pretty quickly, and for all the good reasons. People can now enjoy their favourite FPS on almost any recent phone, from a low spec budget smartphone to a high-end flagship one. And to make sure you get an optimal experience irrespective of how low or high-spec your phone is, we’ve prepared this guide with the best graphics settings. Let’s jump right into it.

Graphics

First things first, lower the graphics settings. Even if you have a high-end phone, we really recommend this because it just reduces the strain on your phone. I mean, the game will look uglier but your aim is to stop enemies and get the smooth performance and this will help with both.

We personally play on low because it gives us the best framerate and we don’t mind the visuals because enemies are mostly easily spottable. Especially in multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch and Frontline.

So speaking of framerate, you always want this to be on the highest setting. For regular phones we recommend high since that will be the smoothest as it will be at 60fps. If you have a phone with a 90hz screen or anything above 60hz we would recommend any setting above for that.

And the best way to achieve that is by setting your graphics to low. To unlock the “Max Setting” for framerate, you will have to set the Graphics Quality to Low, Medium or High.

Below this, set everything off. Setting graphics quality to low will automatically turn off and block out most options. Depth of Field adds a slight blur to the sides of the screen when zooming in.

  • Bloom is just a visual effect that’s a bright light.
  • Realtime shadow updates shadows in real-time. It looks good but will eat power.
  • Ragdoll means how enemies bodies will fall after dying. When set to on, they will fall somewhat realistically depending on how you shot them. 
  • Anti-Aliasing fixes the edges and makes them smoother instead of rough. Turn this on only if you have a good phone and want the game to look good.
  • In graphics Mode, set it to Dynamic because it’s just a bit more vibrant and colours pop more. This means spotting enemies is easier for me.
  • Adjust screen is set to Auto because it does a good job of setting the buttons and visual elements properly according to your phone’s screen.

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PUBG PC Season 6 Update Adds New Map ‘Karakin’

Season 6 is upon us and it brings with it a brand new island to the Battlegrounds. Karakin has risen like its namesake from the sea to bring intense action and quick gameplay to PUBG. New dangers, new weapons and a whole new island await, so let’s drop into the action of Update 6.1.

NEW MAP: KARAKIN

Higher tension, faster pace: Welcome to Karakin.

Karakin is a 2×2 km island off the coast of Northern Africa. It’s an arid, rocky environment that provides wide-open terrain and challenging engagements. It’s small, fast, and dangerous: Expect the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok. Karakin is a 64 players map.

Players should expect long distance rifle engagements in the mountains, tactical urban conflict, and claustrophobic underground combat. And with the introduction of the Black Zone, Karakin reveals its twist: a map that’s layout changes every match.

Our new hazard, the Black Zone only available in Karakin, levels buildings into smoking ruins.

  • The Black Zone is designed to push players out of the safety of a building.
  • The hazard is random: towns and compounds can be undamaged, totally flattened, and everything in between.
  • The mix of buildings and ruins evolves in real time throughout the match: Meaning don’t always expect that building you run to for cover to be there late in the match.
  • Remember, if you hear the siren, and you are inside that purple circle on the minimap- evacuate!

New Throwable: Sticky Bomb (Karakin Only)

To change up siege play, we’re introducing Breach Points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs in Karakin.

  • Certain walls and floors have breach points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs
  • This feature presents more tools for our players: For campers, it allows more sight lines/windows to be created
  • For squads going on the offensive however, there are new options for storming buildings- “Do we blast in through the back of the building, or through the roof- maybe both?” the choice is yours!
  • And for explorers, we’ve hidden many secret areas for those players with a spare Sticky Bomb or two, and a keen nose for loot

Finally, to make interior gun fights a little more interesting, we’ve added bullet penetration to our weakest walls in Karakin. Getting brief glimpses of your enemies through damaged drywall, and deciding to take the fight or regroup- gives players more options.

At PUBG we are dedicated to providing new experiences for you, the player, and pushing what’s possible in our genre. We can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Karakin Loot Increase – 23rd January

We heard your feedback during the testing phase and initial launch of Karakin and have now implemented a hotfix to increase and rebalance loot on our newest Battleground.

To ensure you can drop in and loot up quickly above around, we’ve rebalanced loot spawns to improve your overall experience. There’ll now be much more loot to go around for you and your squad.

We understand and agree that feeling a need to rush and breach a tunnel each match to get that sweet, sweet loot just didn’t feel great. So, we’ve increased above-ground spawn rate of healing and boost items, as well as scopes to get you battle ready quicker. We hope this will allow you to explore Karakin more freely without feeling required to breach a tunnel just to find enough of that sweet, sweet loot to survive.

Please keep the feedback coming, it’s appreciated as always and we look forward to continually improving Karakin alongside our passionate community.


Detailed changes

  • Increased 2x, 3x, 4x scopes
  • Increased healing/boost items above ground
  • Modified ratio of total SR/DMR muzzle attachments due to increased spawn rate of those weapons
  • Decreased number of melee weapons, canted sights and magazine attachments
  • Removed Sawed-off from Karakin

New Vehicle: Motor Glider

Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Motor Glider is currently available on live servers (added Jan 15). For more information, please see the PUBG LABS Report – Motor Glider.

  • Motor Glider is available on Erangel and Miramar
    • 10 Motor Gliders will spawn across the map each game, across 40 potential locations.
  • Motor Glider has two seats; one for pilot and one for passenger who can shoot and use any weapon from the backseat
  • To takeoff, you must gain the necessary speed of 65 km/h then pitch up with the S key
    • You’ll start to take off automatically once you hit 70 km/h
  • Motor Glider’s fuel consumption rate is tied to the engine speed – the more throttle you apply, the faster you will run out of gas
  • Motor Glider will be spawned without gas. Fuel up before starting the engine.
  • There’s no maximum altitude you can reach, the sky is the limit! But engine will start losing power the higher the altitude you are at
  • Controls:
    • Use W/S keys to control the pitch and A/D to control the roll of the aircraft
    • Adjust the throttle by holding Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys
    • Hold Spacebar when on the ground to engage handbrake

Read complete patch notes here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare M4A1 All-Rounder Guide – Best Loadout For Beginners

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has tons of guns to choose from, and each gun can have a variety of loadouts, so deciding what weapon to choose can be a daunting task. So we’ve prepared this handy all-rounder guide for the M4A1, one of the most versatile weapons in the game. This loadout should be able to help you no matter what the situation or your preferred playstyle is.

The M4A1 is one of the best guns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It is very versatile and is available from the start. It’s also got an easy recoil and handles quite well which makes it a good weapon to main. With a huge number of attachments available, here’s one of the best loadouts for this rifle.

The All-Rounder

So this loadout is all about having the most all-rounded performance from this rifle. 

Here’s the 5 attachments that you need to put on this rifle.

  • Barrel: Use the Stock M16 Grenadier Barrel
  • Optic: Operator Reflex Sight
  • Stock: Singuard Arms Invader
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Granulated Grip Tape

This weapon loadout is all about having good power, good range, and decent recoil reduction. The only thing that suffers here is mobility but that’s fine since you’re getting much better weapon handling in return.

Once you’ve equipped these attachments, you’ll want to pick a secondary gun. Here I would suggest using  the 1911 handgun which will help you get out of some tight spots when you need to reload. 

Onwards we go to perks. Here you’ll want to use EOD for Perk 1. This perk will increase your resistance to non killstreak explosives which means that youll be able to stay alive for longer and take a bit more damage on the battlefield.

The next perk you’ll want is Hardline in Perk 2. This will reduce the cost of killstreaks by 1. This means that you’ll be able to get killstreaks faster.

The final perk you’ll want is Battle Hardened in Perk 3. This increases your resistance to flashbangs, stun grenades and EMPs, which could be the difference between surviving or dying.

All of these perks together will allow you to be a bit more aggressive since you’ll take less explosive damage, be less affected by non-lethal equipment and also get killstreaks faster. 

For your lethal equipment, you can use a frag grenade. You can also use Molotov Cocktail or Semtex, it just depends on  how you tend to utilize your utility.

For non-lethal you can use either the flashbang or the stun grenade. This will help you when you’re pushing and when you need to gain a slight advantage going into combat situations. 

Now let’s see what killstreaks you should be using with this build.

The first one you’ll want to set is Cruise Missile. Thanks to your perk, you’ll get this at 4 kills so you’ll be able to deal quite a lot of damage, especially if they’re close together.

The next one you’ll want to set is a VTOL Jet. You’ll get this at 7 kills and this is such a great killstreak to have since it will assist you and your team so much.

The final kill streak is White Phosphorus which you’ll get at 9 kills. This is also extremely powerful and damages enemies all over the map.

Now, if you don’t have White Phosphorus unlocked you can use the UAV, chopper gunner or whichever one you feel will help you get an advantage.

And finally for your field upgrade, pick Dead Silence.

This will silence your footsteps and increase movement speed making you an absolute deadly force to be reckoned with.

This build is all about giving heavy damage and being versatile. 

If you’re in a match with a lot of enemy killstreaks like Choppers and Jets, you can swap the 1911 for an RPG to damage those. But mainly, you should be playing aggressively with a lot of movement and off-angle peeks. 

With a little bit of time and some practice, you’ll be an unstoppable monster with the M4A1. Now, this is just one of the builds with this weapon and there are so many more ways to use this gun. If you want to see another build or another weapon’s loadout, leave us a comment and don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss out on that video.

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HyperX Launches Alloy Origins Core Tenkeyless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today launches a new product to its award-winning lineup of gaming keyboards – HyperX Alloy Origins™ Core. Featuring HyperX Red mechanical switches, the new keyboard is built for performance and longevity with a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating. The new HyperX Alloy Origins Core gaming keyboard is now available at leading retail and e-tail outlets at an MRP of INR 10,900. It is backed by a limited two-year warranty with HyperX support.

Alloy Origins Core maximizes desktop real estate with a space-saving tenkeyless layout for ultimate mouse movement. The keyboard features RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. For added durability, stability and flexibility, Alloy Origins Core is built with a full aircraft-grade aluminum body and the USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is detachable.

“HyperX is excited to release the new Alloy Origins Core featuring HyperX red mechanical switches,” said HyperX. “The Alloy Origins Core was designed specifically for TKL keyboard fans, offering gamers a highperformance HyperX RGB tenkeyless keyboard option.”

Alloy Origins Core features a Custom Game Mode, allowing users to choose which keys are enabled and disabled. Macro keys can be assigned and stored in the macro library and users can choose from three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning. Equipped with HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins Core offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including simple customizable per-key lighting effects1. With on-board memory, users may save up to three of their Alloy Origins Core profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. The keyboard also includes 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.

Specifications:

Keyboard

  • Switch: HyperX Red Switch
  • Type: Mechanical
  • Backlight: DIP RGB LED
  • Light effects: Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels.
  • On board memory: 3 profiles o Connection type: USB Type-C to USB Type-A
  • Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
  • Key rollover: N-key mode
  • LED indicator: Yes
  • Media control: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • OS compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches

  • Switch: HyperX Red Switch
  • Operation Style: Linear
  • Actuation Force: 45g
  • Key Travel Distance: 1.8 mm
  • Total Travel: 3.8 mm
  • Life Span (Keystrokes): 80 million

Cable

  • Type: Detachable, Braided USB Cable
  • Length: 1.8 m

Dimensions

  • Width: 360.0 mm
  • Depth: 132.5 mm
  • Height: 34.5 mm
  • Weight (Keyboard and cable): 900 g

1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60 million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide.

AMD Radeon RX 5500XT Now Available

AMD announced the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card, harnessing the power of the groundbreaking AMD RDNA gaming architecture, up to 8GB of memory and innovative AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to unlock the next level of high-performance 1080p gameplay.

The latest addition to the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics offerings announced in October, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is optimized to deliver high-performance 1080p AAA and esports gaming. Built on industry-leading 7nm process technology, supporting high-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 technology and available with either 4GB or 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, it provides up to 13 percent faster performance on average in today’s top AAA games than the competition, and delivers up to 60+ frames-per-second (FPS) in select AAA games and up to 90+ FPS in select top esports titles.

“Today more than 64 percent of gamers play at 1080p, and they expect high framerates with high-fidelity graphics, low latency and fully immersive gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “We designed the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card with these gamers in mind, bringing the horsepower and power efficiency of AMD RDNA graphics architecture at an accessible price so gamers everywhere can enjoy blistering framerates and crisp visuals in their favorite titles.”

Delivering incredible performance and power efficiency, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card offers a host of exciting capabilities and AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to deliver incredibly fluid and immersive 1080p gaming experiences, including:

·         AMD RDNA Architecture – Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of gaming, AMD RDNA gaming architecture provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than Radeon™ graphics cards based on the prior-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.

·         AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag – AMD Radeon Anti-Lag significantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Overwatch up to 22 percent more responsive[viii] and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.

·         AMD Radeon™ Boost– Delivers up to a 20 percent performance boost during fast-motion gaming scenarios in PUBG by dynamically reducing image resolution, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with little to no perceptible change in image quality.

·         AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS) –Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 11, 12 and Vulkan® titles.When paired with Radeon™ GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on high-resolution displays.

·         AMD FidelityFX – An open-source toolkit for game developers making it easier for them to add high-quality post-process effects that make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines.

·         Largest gaming display ecosystem –With over 900 certified monitors to choose from, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™ and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology.

AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game Bundle

The new AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is eligible for the latest AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game bundle, offering gamers Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™ Master Edition and three months of complimentary access to Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of an AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card. Learn more here.

Pricing and Availability

AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards are available beginning today from board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE and XFX, with an SEP starting at $169 USD.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 13 Tips To Get Started and Farm XP

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is back with a bang, and it has already restored the franchise to is former glory. Not only is it packed with an amazing story campaign, everything you love about the action-packed multiplayer is there too. The game has a ton of content, and you’ll have to play a lot of it to unlock it, so here’s a handy guide for those who are just getting started with the game for the best beginner experience.

Increase Mouse Sensitivity 

First things first, unlike most FPS games where you use a lower sensitivity, CoD requires you to up that a little bit because it’s just a way more fast paced title. There is going to be a lot of running, gunning and sliding, so having a higher mouse sensitivity will be very helpful when you need to aim quickly or turn around in case you find yourself in an ambush.

Use Weapons that you can control

Now you need to pick weapons that you can control because that’s how you’ll get a better feel of the game. At the start, it’s important to get your aim down and using weapons that you can control and then exploring from there.

Learn Weapon Recoil

This brings us to our next point, learn the recoils. While you don’t have to learn the exact pattern like in CS:GO, you’ll need to learn the rough idea of how the recoil pattern is. Most engagements are quick affairs so most of the time you won’t get to use that recoil control a lot.

Don’t try to hold sprays for too long

And speaking of fast engagements, holding down the spray for too long isn’t the best idea. If you don’t get the kill, stop the spray, reposition and look around because chances are you might just get flanked by someone else because of the fast-paced nature of the game.

Try not to spray and pray

Another important aspect is picking your fights. Don’t start shooting at the first enemy that you spot because a lot of times they’re far away or moving too quickly to get a proper shot on. This leads to missed shots as well as your position is exposed. Take the shot when you’re confident you can get the kill

Mount your gun when you get the chance

A great way to reduce recoil and get a better controller of your gun is by mounting the gun which can be done at the click of a button and is very quick. This allows you to hold angles without being exposed and also allows you to spray a bit more.

Aiming Down Sights is a must

Now if you’re not mounting your gun, try to Aim Down Sight whenever you shoot, which gives you better accuracy as compared to just hip firing. While you can use hip-fire efficiently, those are only viable with certain weapon load-outs. Otherwise, in most cases, ADS is the best way to shoot.

Run and Gun but Use Cover and Plan your movement

Running and Gunning is a part of the game but what’s important is picking where you run. If you just go into the center out in the open, chances are that you’ll get killed by someone who isn’t even in your field of view. This happens extremely often and can lead to a lot of frustration. So to stop that from happening, pick your routes properly so that you’re at least covered on one side and don’t have 100s of angles to cover when moving.

Gaining XP

Now that you’ve gotten the hang of the game, you will want to gain more XP so that you can unlock loadouts, weapons, and attachments. So here’s how you can quickly gain exp.

Play 20 Player TDM. Don’t play Cyber Attack

The game mode that is the best to get XP is the 20 Player Team Death Match. It allows you to get plenty of kills and the main objective in this mode is to get kills so it’s a win-win. The worst game mode to play to get XP is Cyber Attack. It takes too long and you don’t get a lot of kills in it.

Play the objective but try to get kills and stay alive

Kills are very important in this game as that’s the best way to get XP. Even though you should always play the objective, getting kills and staying alive is always great to farm XP, especially when you can use your killstreaks.

Destroy kill streaks whenever possible

And while you’re at it, another good way to get XP in matches is to destroy the enemy’s killstreaks. This means shooting UAVs and VTOLs. 

Complete challenges

Another way to get XP in the game is by completing challenges. These are some really easy ways to get XP and also allow you to experiment with your playstyle. Daily Challenges refresh every day so try to make sure to get them all to make the best out of it. 

You also have mission challenges that can get you up to 10,000 XP and each mission has about 5 objectives that you can complete.

Now you should be set to start your journey into Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s action-packed multiplayer and not feel left out or frustrated. If you want to read tips, tricks and guides for your favorite games you can download the GamingMonk app from the Google Play Store.

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COD Mobile Best Weapons Guide (Assault Rifle, SMG, LMG, Shotgun)

From shotguns to assault rifles to SMGs to Sniper Rifles, Call of Duty Mobile has tons of weapons to choose from. No matter what your playstyle is, there’s something for everyone, but it can be a little daunting trying to figure out what’s the best choice of weapons for you. That’s why we’ve prepared this handy guide that’ll tell you about all the weapons in the game, and suggest which ones suit you the most.

Rifle:

Let’s start off with the Assault Rifle since it will most probably be the most used category of weapon.

The best in this is the AK117. It has a high rate of fire and decent damage with a very controllable recoil which makes spraying it a good choice. However you will only be able to unlock this game after multiple hours in the game at Rank 60.

So what should you until then? Well here’s how you should ideally change weapons.

You will start off the game with the M4 which is a decent weapon but once you reach Rank 23, you will unlock the AK47 and you should immediately switch to that. It has higher output damage than the M4 but it is slower than it and has a worse recoil. It’s still better though with a bit of recoil control and a foregrip.

After the Ak47 you can switch to the M16 when it unlocks at Rank 46 and then finally move onto the AK 117. However, moving on to the M16 and AK 117 is a personal choice but you should definitely try to move away from the M4.

Sniper:

Moving onto the Sniper weapons now, which will be another weapon class that many people use.

When you start the game, you’ll have access to the DL Q33 which is quite frankly an extremely good sniper rifle to use throughout your time playing the game as it has the highest damage output of any Sniper in the game. It’s a bolt action Sniper rifle which means that you will have to wait just a short bit before firing your next shot.

If you’re precise with your shots, it won’t matter much. However, if you would like a Sniper Rifle that allows you to shoot quickly after the last shot, you can use the M21 EBR which unlocks at Rank 29. It does less damage than the DL Q33 but it allows you to quickly fire another shot which means that you can be a bit more reckless with your aim.

SMG:

Next up is the Submachine Class. Here, the best weapon to use is the AKS-74U. With a great firing rate and decent mid-range performance, this SMG is the best one to have when running around. It also unlocks early on at Rank 8 so you won’t have to settle for an alternative.

If you do want a weapon with an even higher fire-rate for close quarters, the MSMC which unlocks at Rank 33 is a good choice but it’s not very controllable. In a similar fashion,

The PDW-57 that you get as part of the daily login reward is also a great choice for an SMG with high damage.

Shotguns:

Onwards to shotguns. Here, the Striker is arguably the best one to use due to its balance but it unlocks at Rank 52. It is a one-hit kill at close range but until you get your hands on it, you can use the BY15 which unlocks at Rank 15. The BY15 is a pump-action shotgun that deals more damage than the Striker and is fast enough to get off a second shot in case you miss the first time.

LMG:

Finally, we have the LMGs. Here the UL 736 is the best thanks to its high damage and good long-range combat abilities. Sadly this unlocks at Rank 115. Until then you can use the RPD which unlocks at Rank 19 and does a decent job at mid to long-range combat. 

And with that, we wrap up our guide for the best weapons you can use in Call of Duty Mobile throughout the different categories. Stay tuned for more, as we will be putting up individual weapon guides as well, with the best attachments.

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How to Play Call of Duty Mobile on PC (Tencent Gaming Buddy/Gameloop Emulator Guide)

Call of Duty Mobile is quickly gaining popularity and after being downloaded over 100+ million times after the first week, there’s a lot of players out there. But there are people who want to play it but aren’t comfortable playing on phone. This guide is for them and will tell you how to play Call of Duty Mobile on PC.

This game will run on low-end systems as well so you should be able to run it on any modern system.

So first, go onto google and search for Tencent Gaming Buddy. This will give you the proper link on top. We will also have the link in the description below. Tencent Gaming buddy is now known  as Game Loop and is the same emulator that runs PUBG Mobile and is the official emulator made by Tencent.

You will see a big download button, press that and it will start downloading. After it downloads, click on it to open it. Here, click on “Add icon” and press Start. Gameloop will now open.

From here, it is simple. On the top, you will find a search bar. Click on it and you should see the top recommended search to be Call of Duty Mobile. If it doesn’t show up then type in Call of Duty. Click on the game here and press Install on the right. Select international and press install.

Once the game is installed, it will launch giving you the option to play it. Once it loads, press Accept. Login with facebook and then choose your nickname and photo. After this, you will be directly put into the Tutorial for the game.

This will teach you the basics of the game. Once you complete this, you will get a basic tutorial of the menu system, the store, setting your loadout and finding matches.

Now if you have a somewhat powerful or good system, you can make the game look better. Doing that is also very simple. On the top bar of the emulator, you’ll find a button with three lines. Click on that, and then click on Setting. Once this opens, let’s go into the Game Tab.

As you can see, the settings for all the games you have installed on this shows up here. Scroll down to Call of Duty and pick either HD or 2K depending on your PC. The higher the resolution, the better the system you’ll need. Next, change Display Quality to HD and press save.

This will make the game almost like a PC game because it will clean up all the jagged edges and such. The game will be much more pleasing to the eyes and if you do decide to record it or stream, it will be a good experience for the viewers as well. Plus, you don’t really have to worry too much about about draining a battery on a laptop or PC.

Next, if you want to livestream the game then download and install OBS Studio on your system. From here you can record gameplay as well.

Keep in mind that when playing on an emulator you will usually get matched with other emulator players but since Call of Duty Mobile is still somewhat new, you might also get matched with mobile players.

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COD Modern Warfare – AK-47 Best Attachments and Loadout Guide

The AK47 is an extremely powerful rifle in Modern Warfare that unlocks pretty late. So let’s check out one of the best balanced loadouts for this gun.

The AK47 is one of the most highly recommended weapons to use in this game. It’s got a lot of power and with a bit of good aim, can drop enemies to the floor in an instant. The only sad part is that you need to play and level up to level 53 to unlock. You can use a loadout of the gun as part of the demolition class though to get a feel of the gun before you unlock it.

Enough about the gun though, let’s take a look at the best attachments to get a balanced AK 47 that’s great for objective based gameplay as well as a bit of aggressiveness.

Starting off with the Muzzle: Use the Muzzle Break

For the Barrel: Use Spetsnaz Elite

For the Stock: use the Skeleton Stock

For the Underbarrel: use the Tactical Foregrip

And finally for the Rear Grip: use the Rubberized Grip Tape

This attachment setup is all about versatility but excels at Objective Game modes. The attachments improve accuracy, range, mobility and control without harming the other stats much. This results in a gun that is a lot of fun to use.

Now that you’re done with the attachments, you’ll want a secondary weapon to go with this deadly AK47. So for the secondary I recommend the JOKR Launcher which will help you take out enemy kill streaks. 

Next up is Perks. Here’s you’ll want to use EOD for Perk 1. This perk will increase your resistance to non-killstreak explosives. So you’ll be able to stay alive for longer and eat more grenades before dying.

The next perk you’ll want to use is Ghost for Perk 2. This will hide you from digital surveillance meaning you wont show up on the radar. It also Hides your death markers. Which is great. If you’re more into utilizing Killstreaks, you can use Hardline.

For your last perk you’ll want Shrapnel which gives you an additional piece of lethal equipment. This increases your firepower and ability to clear out groups of enemies and objective points.

This perks helps you become very lethal but also helps hide you from enemies allowing you to flank them. 

For lethal equipment, you can use a frag grenade or Semtex. I personally use semtex because it can stick to surfaces which can help set up traps or to clear out areas. Plus, hearing the beeps before you get notified of your kills is very satisfying. 

For non-lethal i suggest using the Stun Grenade even though you can also use a Flashbang. Stun Grenades will heavily hinder the enemy’s ability to react making them sitting ducks. Works great when they’re grouped up.

Onwards we go to killstreaks.This heavily comes down to your playstyle. The first one you should get is the Personal Radar. This will help you get eyes on the enemy and will help you be prepared for what’s around the map.

The next one you should get is Counter UAV. When used with the Ghost perk, this will really help disorient enemies and disrupt their UAVs giving you the advantage.

And finally, you should get Cruise Missile. Time it well and you can clean up a majority of their team in one good hit.

Besides these you can also swap one of them for a VTOL which helps mop up the battlefield.

And finally for the field upgrade, you can Stopping Power if you want to deal out more damage or Trophy System to help keep you alive.

Stopping Power is great if you’ve got those low requirement kill streaks allowing you to shred enemies since it increases the damage dealt by your bullets.

While Trophy System is good if you’ve got something like the VTOL or White Phosphorus equipped which means you’ll want to stay alive longer. Trophy System does this by helping destroy lethal and tactical equipment so you’ll be temporarily safe from those. 

That’s about it. You now have a strong, versatile AK47 loadout that will help you crush enemies with ease. As always, you can change certain things up a bit to make them more tuned towards your playstyle.

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