After PUBG was banned it was quite apparent that if the game was to make its way back in India it would need the help of an Indian company. Previously, it was reported that PUBG Corporation was looking for Indian partners to publish and distribute the game in India.
According to several reports, Reliance Jio is in talks with PUBG Corporation and can take over the PUBG License to operate in India. It would make sense if this turned out to be true as the RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani himself has showcased his interest in the gaming market with Reliance also investing heavily in the industry.
The PUBG Corporation is reportedly in talks with Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) telecom arm to win it over as a potential publisher and distributor in the country. The reports also mention that the discussions were in an “advanced stage” with the two companies negotiating revenue sharing and plans for localization.
Having an Indian partner will not only help PUBG enter the Indian gaming market once more but might also help repair its brand image in India. But there are only a few companies who are capable of handling a game as big as PUBG in India.
However, since the talks aren’t final yet, no official statement that has been given out by either PUBG or Reliance Jio.
COD Mobile gives players over 45 weapons to choose from but not all weapons were made equal. Some guns perform better than the others and may give players a tactical advantage based on what kind of weapon they use.
The majority of players prefer either assault rifles, SMGs, or LMGs. In this article, we will discuss the current meta of the game and tell you what weapon is best for your playstyle.
The DR-H is one of the best assault rifles in Season 10 of the Call of Duty: Mobile. This gun deals very high damage with a good fire rate, recoil, and optimal range. Players can use the DR-H in varied situations. This gun is really good to use in close range and is really powerful with OTM Mag attachment.
The Man-O-War is the second-best option for an assault rifle on this list. While the rifle can deal a good amount of damage along with great fire range, the recoil control is very much required. The optimal range for the Man-O-War is close to medium range.
The ASM10 combines high damage with long-range accuracy, making it the ultimate sniper alternative for everyone with an itchy trigger finger. It is also highly viable at short range, taking only 3 shots to kill an enemy.
The QQ9 is probably the best submachine gun in the game. It is a monster at close range with fast ads speed, high damage combined with an extremely fast fire rate it kills enemies before they can even react.
The Razorback is the second best option in terms of SMGs. It has high damage, good fire rate, and recoil control which makes it viable at close to medium range as compared to QQ9.
Yes, you heard it right with the help of emulators you can play Free Fire on PC. While the game is made to play on mobile many people don’t like the controls offered by the game. This is true even if you are using a mobile controller as many players find it more comfortable to use keyboard and mouse.
The emulator we would recommend is called ‘Bluestacks’ and it is quite popular in gaming community. You can also download other emulators such as LDPlayer, MeMu, KoPlayer, and Nox.
Step 1: First thing you have to do is download and install the emulator from this link
Step 2: Now that the emulator is installed, open it and follow the instructions to log in to the Google Play Store.
Step 3: Search for Free Fire and download it
Step 4: Run the game and log in as a guest or via your Google, Apple, or Facebook account.
Step 5: Adjust quality settings according to your PC hardware and now you are all good to go.
Note: The emulator may take a while to download even with fast internet connections.
We all are aware that PUBG Mobile has been banned from India following border tensions with China. It was banned along with a slew of other apps, the complete list of which, can be found here.
The version of PUBG Mobile which we had in India was published by Tencent which is a Chinese company whereas the developers of PUBG Mobile are originally Korean. This means that the international version of the game is, in-fact, published by Bluehole with no Chinese stakeholders whatsoever.
In this article, we’ll give you step by step instructions on how to go about downloading the international version of the game and keep enjoying those chicken dinners without having to worry about the PUBG Ban India.
One of the biggest claims by Nvidia is that the company’s new flagship RTX 3080 will have twice the performance of RTX 2080. However, true or not this does make me regret my decision of buying a 2080 just a couple of months ago.
It should be noted that in this review we will be keeping the technical jargon to a minimum and think like a consumer while focusing on the practical side of things. The reason for that is because it would be pointless to argue about the specs of the graphic card cause as it stands it is the best option in its current price range.
A huge thanks to Inno3D and Volted PC for providing us with this opportunity. For more details go to thislink
IMPROVEMENT OVER THE PREVIOUS GENERATION
The new RTX 3080 not only has better performance than the last generation flagship RTX 2080 Ti but also shows improvements in various other aspects.
Inno3D RTX 3080 features an improved thermal design and 4 fans with the graphic card which keeps the GPU 20 degrees Celsius cooler than the RTX 2080. It should be noted that despite the additional fans it is a bit quieter compared to other graphic cards.
Now, this all might seem like a small change but in reality, would benefit consumers in the long run. However, this still feels a bit lacking as Nvidia’s GPU has a reputation of heating up a bit without a proper cooling system, a problem that persists in this product too.
Another major thing that made a big impression on me was finally having some cool looking RGB options for my graphic card. Inno3D RTX 3080 in particular has a great design and cool looking effects, which looks quite amazing if you have a proper tower PC with a transparent glass window. What’s even better is that you can sync the RGB for your graphic card directly from your motherboard.
Benchmark (Max Settings)
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Control (DLSS quality + RT)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DLSS)
Metro Exodus (DLSS+RT)
The performance offered by this graphic card makes it seem like the old RTX 2000 series were just mere beta versions for the new Ampere based RTX 3000 series. This has definitely lead to many poor RTX 2080 owners like me to drown in our sorrows with only memes to help us through this sad time.
According to our tests, RTX 3080 showed a 30-40% performance increase when compared to RTX 2080 Ti and a 60-70% performance increase when compared to RTX 2080. However, It should be noted that you might even see better performance based on your processor, so make sure that yours does not bottleneck.
Speaking of bottlenecks don’t run and buy a new processor just because you are getting 150 FPS in CSGO instead of 200. Probably wait for a sale or AMD and Intel to announce new processors which according to recent leaks shouldn’t take that long.
In terms of graphics and resolution, the RTX 3080 is built for 4K and possibly even 8K gaming. Previously, even if you had the best PC setup, you could only experience 4K gaming with ray tracing on by sacrificing your FPS considerably. However, with this beast of a graphic card playing games in 4K is much more viable option now.
It is a shame though that there aren’t many games on the market right now which can make use of advanced features such as ray tracing and DLSS.
The launch price for this graphic card will cost you around Rs.70,000, give or take a few thousand. Which is not much considering the performance boost you can expect when compared to anything within this price range. However, you can expect some price fluctuations post-launch due to the difficulties involved in shipping the graphic card all over the world in these turbulent times.
Just recently when the card was launched in the US it didn’t take long for stocks to run out and entire websites to crash while taking orders which has become pretty common nowadays. So make sure to grab it while you can or have fun regretting later.
When building a gaming PC the general rule of thumb is to buy a graphic card which is around 30 to 40% of your budget. But considering the price of this beast of a graphic card, it seems more likely that you will have to sacrifice on some of the other parts of your PC to fit this in your budget.
Let’s assume you want some reasonable PC build with the new RTX 3080. It should be suffice to say you are going to be spending at least 1 to 1.3 lakh on your PC. So make sure to keep your budget in mind when building a PC with RTX 3080.
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Nvidia has clearly knocked it out of the park with their Ampere based RTX 3000 series graphic cards. Now even if AMD announces its competitor the BIG NAVI graphic cards, I doubt they will be as good as the RTX 3080. Even if the RTX 3080 may seem out of your budget do keep an eye out for future releases in the RTX 3070 which is supposed to release this October.
The bottom line is that this card is made for 4K gaming and even if you are not interested in that and only want better performance RTX 3080 is the card for you.
Activision’s premier Battle Royale game, Call of Duty: Warzone, has amassed a huge dedicated following and quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the most played battle-royale games out there. It seems that Activision wants mobile phone users to have the same experience because a now removed job listing on Activision’s website stated that they were looking for an executive producer to work on “WZM” which seems like an acronym for Warzone Mobile. The job listing also mentioned, “new AAA mobile FPS in the Call of Duty franchise.” A screenshot of the same can be seen below.
It seems that the mobile port will be a diminished version of the console and PC version but nonetheless it will be exciting to see how soon mobile players will be able to jump into Verdansk if the rumors prove true. Though COD Mobile already has a BR mode it will be interesting to see how the Warzone experience ties in with that or whether the progression will be simultaneous on both games.
With Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War around the corner, it seems that Warzone will get expanded with new abilities and gameplay elements, including maps that should alter the experience significantly. If and when Warzone Mobile comes out, it’ll be sure to have those gameplay elements incorporated into it.
After months of speculation and leaks Sony has finally come out announced the release date and price for PS5 along with some major titles coming to the platform. In a recent live stream, Sony announced that the Playstation 5 will release in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12 and later to the rest of the world on November 19.
The PS5 will cost $499, while the PS5 Digital Edition will cost $399. Based on previous console releases it is safe to assume that the Indian prices for consoles would probably be around Rs 50,000 for PS5 and Rs 40,000 for PS5 Digital Edition. In comparison, the Xbox Series X is priced at ₹49,990 while the Series S is priced at ₹34,990
Make sure to grab one when pre-orders become available for India. Due to the current world scenario, it is expected that stocks will soon run dry and the supply might take a while to catch up with demand.
GOD OF WAR RAGNAROK IS COMING
Right at the end of the live stream, Sony also dropped a teaser for the next God of War game by Santa Monica Studious which is supposed to release by 2021. This is by far the most anticipated game for the PS5 and continues the story of Kratos and his son Atreus from the previous game.
SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES AVAILABLE AT LAUNCH
PS4 GAMES COMING TO PS5
Sony also announced a number of PS4 games that will be available on launch for the PS5 via Playstation Plus Collection. It seems users will have access to these games by using the Playstation Plus monthly subscription service. The games included will be the most popular titles in the PS4 library such as:-
The sniping mechanics have always been an integral part of the Call Of Duty franchise and it’s no different for COD Mobile. Being a good sniper can win you many games and also make for some really cool montages(all of us have seen those). But there are some things you need to keep in mind to become a good sniper. Be it positioning, selecting the best sniper, or quick scoping, a good sniper needs to practice in order to reach their true potential. In this article, we’ll tell you how to become a good sniper and the various nifty tricks to enhance your COD Mobile sniping skills.
Selecting a sniper – There are a total of six sniper rifles available in COD Mobile and each one of them has its own pros and cons but most people swear by the DL-Q33 or the Arctic.50. A complete list is given below:-
Positioning – In order to be a really good sniper and actually win games and gain an advantage in gunfights, you need to position yourself correctly and this comes by learning the map and getting to higher ground to have a clear shot on your enemies. Now contrary to what you might hear, going prone and sniping is not really a good idea because the mobility trade-off is not worth it. Do it only when you’re sure there’s no one around. Narrow alleys are your best friends because it’s easier to quick scope enemies in them.
Settings – Your game settings are also key in order to have a better time sniping and a good overall experience. Try to keep your graphics settings balanced so that you don’t have to deal with low FPS. Your sensitivity also matters, a lower sensitivity is preferred because it provides better precision but if that doesn’t suit you, you should go for whatever floats your boat.
Set up your loadout – It’s imperative that you have a good loadout to go with your sniper as all of your engagements are not going to be long-range. Try to keep trophy systems or trip mines so that you’re protected from people who may try to push you. Don’t lag too far behind your teammates as things may get messy if someone gets the jump on you or them. Select the right attachments for your sniper and spend time trying different ones to see which ones suit your play style the best.
Shooting – There are some snipers that are one-hit kills if you shoot people in the upper chest or the head. Try to almost always aim for the head if enemies are stationary and unaware of your presence. If they are moving go for the chest as it provides a larger surface area for your shots to land.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Among Us as it is all the rage in the gaming community right now. This tacky multiplayer game is one of the best mobile games available currently. If you have been playing it, then well, we have a guide for you on how to play as the impostor in this fun game.
Try not to stand out – If you’re the impostor, the worst thing you could be doing is stalking other players in order to kill them early on. Instead, just try to act as if you’re part of the team by completing tasks and always being near a console or computer to blend in. Another good tip is to be active in the discussion when a dead body is found.
Don’t be seen – As an impostor, this should be of utmost priority and you should be using stealth to your advantage. Take note of the security cameras as most impostors are caught on one while they do the killing so be vigilant at all times. Avoid using the vent system as it is an impostor only ability and if you’re seen using it early game then it may spell trouble. Use them when you need to leave the murder scene quickly.
Use the environment to your advantage – While looking like the most innocent lad on the server is all well and good, impostors need to kill off the other crewmates too, and doing this is not as easy as it seems. In order to do this, you need to sabotage whenever possible and keep shutting doors to one out your enemies and kill them.
Know the crewmates – You should try and take out the more seasoned players first as they will realize who is the impostor if allowed to stay in the game for a longer time. Note how one navigates the map, if they’re sure of what they need to do and are moving around very quickly and efficiently it means that they are probably old players who know how the game works. Try and kill them first.
Following the reveal of the multiplayer which received a mixed reaction, Activision has announced the format of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta program. The Beta program will be opened first to PS4 players. There are different variables including your platform or whether you have pre-ordered the game which will determine when you get to play the beta.
In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you pre-ordered the game or not, you will be able to take the game for a spin.
All you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta-
Activision announced that there are gonna be two weekends, over the course of which the beta will take place. Though the weekends constitute 5 days each(wish that happened in real life).
The first test will be exclusive to the PS4 and only the people who have pre-ordered the game will be able to access it. It will later open to all PS4 users.
The second run of the beta will include XBOX One, PS4, and PC with the support of cross-play.
This beta run, like the previous one, will first open to users who have pre-ordered the game before opening up to everyone. XBOX Live Gold will be required to play the game on XBOX.
Beta weekend 1 dates (PS4 only)
Early access (PS4/PS5 pre-orders): October 8-9
Open access: October 10-12
Beta weekend 2 dates (PS4, Xbox One, PC — cross-play enabled)
Early access (Xbox One/Series X/PC pre-orders, all PS4 owners): October 15-16