COD Mobile Season 11 Anniversary Update: What To Expect?

Call of Duty Mobile next update is just around and you can expect this one to be quite special. This Season 11 update also marks the game’s 1-year anniversary in October so expect some surprises in the coming month.

As for the release date, COD Mobile Season 11 arrives on the 15th of October, this is when the Battle Pass for Season 10 ends.


BATTLE ROYALE

A new Battle Royale class ‘Hacker’ will also be coming with COD Mobile Season 11.


NEW OPERATOR ABILITY & PERKS

There’s a chance that the developers also might release the new perk called Overkill. The perk allows players to equip two unique primary weapons at once in place of a secondary weapon.

There’s also the new operator skill ‘Tracker’ that has been spotted in the app’s Google Play Store screenshots.


POSSIBLE RETURN OF ZOMBIES MODE?

Data-miners have also found game files involving Richtofen, one of the four main characters in COD: Mobile Zombies. This along with the rumored return of Rebirth Island which was a zombies map from the original Call of Duty Black Ops has led many to believe in a return of the beloved zombie game mode.

This would be the perfect time to release the game mode once more considering this update would feature both the 1-year anniversary content as well as the Halloween content.


NEW WEAPONS

With each new update, the game adds more weapons to its already massive roster. However, this time it is not just one or two guns that are being added to the game but a whole bunch of them, according to the developer. The following are some of the weapons that were found in the game files and might make their way into the Season 11 update.

  • Fist melee
  • 48-Dredge LMG
  • M249 SAW 
  • NA-45
  • GPAS-12
  • MP7
  • H28
  • KRM-262
  • G36


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COD Mobile: Best Operator Skills

In Call of Duty Mobile, players have an option to choose one operator skill to use in a multiplayer match. You unlock these skills by playing the game and leveling up. Activision themselves have described these skills just so that players can better understand what it is they are grinding for. The following are some of the best skills the game has to offer.


PURIFIER

Unlocked at Level 3

A flamethrower that blasts a stream of scorching fire within close range. The first Operator Skill unlocked brings the heat… Literally. Upon activation, your soldier will whip out this flamethrower; hold down the fire button, and unleash a heatwave that will burn enemies to a crisp.

As detailed in the Purifier’s in-game description, the flamethrower’s main drawback is its short range. Expect to do plenty of damage up close against enemy forces, but don’t get your hopes up in attempting to burn someone sitting across the map. 


DEATH MACHINE

Unlocked at Level 15.

Formerly known as the “Scythe”. A hand-held minigun that slowly increases accuracy over time. This minigun fires fast and wildly at first, then continues its torrent of bullets with greater precision over time. 

Like other Operator Skills, the Scythe is best used when put up against multiple enemies. A normal weapon usually pails in comparison to this mini-gun, so going up against two, three, or a whole squad of enemies may not be an issue.


WAR MACHINE

Unlocked at Level 26

A fully automatic grenade launcher with a devastating payload. Bring in the boomstick; the War Machine is a demolition expert’s dream, as it offers multiple grenade rounds in a circular drum and a fast-firing launcher to send them towards the enemy.

The War Machine’s payload travels in an arc towards targets, with direct hits being an instant kill and explosions within a few feet also typically resulting in a knockout. Firing a War Machine towards a group of enemies is a solid idea, as these explosives are deadly enough to take out a handful of enemies at once. 


TEMPEST

Unlocked at Level 35

Hold the fire button to build up power and send a bolt of lightning at the target. Amp up your loadout with this electrifying weapon, which can shock enemies at any range with its lightning bolts.

The Tempest’s major strength is its ability to potentially turn an entire enemy team into a massive electric current. When a lightning bolt hits an enemy, any enemy within a few feet will also be downed as the current travels to other foes within close range.


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Free Fire: Best Guns To Use Part 2

Free Fire just like other battle royale games offers players over 40 weapons to choose from but not all weapons were made equal. Some guns give you a tactical advantage over your enemies. They also provide you with better options as to how to engage with your opponents. Read part one of this guide here.

If you like using Shotguns, then the M1014 is the best shotgun you’ll find in Free Fire. With its high damage, it is absolutely lethal at close range. It also has a decent rate of fire which can make quick work of your enemies without running a sweat. Additionally, it’s pretty easy to find on the battlefield, so even if you don’t normally use shotguns it will make for a viable weapon until you find other weapons on this list.

The AK47 is an assault rifle that needs no introduction at all. This is the favorite weapon of a lot of people because of its high damage. But one issue with this gun is its high recoil, so the best way to use it is with Level 3 attachments. Thanks to the recoil, you have a higher chance of taking headshots if you are used to the weapon, which is another reason why people love this gun.

The SCAR is also a great assault rifle with a high rate of fire. It can deal a lot of damage to your enemies but even this is best used with Level 3 attachments. However, using this is a little easier than the AK47, so you might be able to net kills more easily with the SCAR.

This is hands down the best SMG in Free Fire which is perfect for close-range combat. Thanks to its high rate of fire, it can easily shred through any number of enemies should they dare to come close to you. Its damage output is pretty good too. It’s very useful for all kinds of players and keeping it in your primary slot will make sure you don’t have to worry about close-range combat.


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Government’s Response To PUBG Ban

After the ban implemented by the government on 118 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile there seemed to be no comment made by the authorities about the ban’s removal, till now that is.

According to a report from Inside Sport, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) is in no hurry to revoke the ban on PUBG or any other banned Chinese app. The situation has not changed much specifically for PUBG or any other app on the banned list.

According to ministry officials, “There is no discussion within the ministry officially to revoke the ban on any of the apps listed in the ban list. We will stay away from making any comment on any specific company or app”.


NO REPRESENTATION FROM PUBG CORPORATION

Despite PUBG Corp previously stating that they will reach out to the government to find a solution, there has been no representation to date by PUBG Corp or any other related company official to the ministry for unbanning the game in India.

The ministry official further explained that the mere announcement from PUBG Corporation to sever ties with Tencent Games in India is not enough for the ban to be revoked. Let alone PUBG, It seems there have been no discussions initiated in regard to revoking the ban on any of the Chinese companies.


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Free Fire: Best Guns To Use

Free Fire just like other battle royale games offers players over 40 weapons to choose from but not all weapons were made equal. Some guns give you a tactical advantage over your enemies. They also provide you with better options as to how to engage with your opponents. Read part two of this guide here.

The Groza is hands down the best assault rifle you’ll find in Free Fire. The sad part is, that you can only find it in airdrops, but if you do find it, go with it because it’s better than all the other assault rifles.

It has a high rate of fire, high damage, and very low recoil. So if you can get to the airdrop and loot it, by all means, do it because it will definitely be worth it.

FAMAS is another solid assault rifle whose damage is a little higher than the SCAR. Its rate of fire is pretty good too so if you can find this, we recommend it over the SCAR any day. It is also the only burst fire weapon in the game.

Due to its ability to one tap, the FAMAS has great accuracy and damage. However, In the right hands, the FAMAS is the best assault rifle in the game and possibly the best weapon in the game. 

You won’t be able to find the M79 easily in the field, but in case you do, be prepared to literally blow your enemies away. Its damage is unsurprisingly very high, and using it is a piece of cake.

If you’re the only person left in your squad and you’re up against teams of 2 or more people, the M79 can be an absolute godsend. If you can use it well you’ll be able to take multiple people down with a single shot.

The AWM is the best Sniper Rifle in the game. So much so, that simply its name is enough to instill fear in your enemies. Finding it is not an easy task at all, but if you can manage to get your hands on it you should definitely use it because it has incredibly high damage output.

It can feel slow but a single shot of this gun can be enough to take your enemy down. So work on your aim and you’ll be killing left and right with the AWM in no time.


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PUBG Mobile And Reliance Jio Potential Partnership

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. 


INDIAN PARTNERS

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.


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COD Mobile: Best Primary Weapons To Use

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.


DR-H

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.


MAN-O-WAR 

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. 


ASM10

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.


QQ9

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.


Razorback

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.


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Free Fire: How To Play On PC

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.


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Inno3D Geforce RTX 3080 Review

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.

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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.


PERFORMANCE

Benchmark (Max Settings)RTX 2080RTX 3080 % change
Microsoft Flight Simulator17fps29fpsup 70%
Control (DLSS quality + RT)50fps72fpsup 44%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DLSS)65fps94fpsup 44%
CoD: Warzone61fps85fpsup 39%
Metro Exodus (DLSS+RT)30fps49fpsup 63%
Gears 549fps80fpsup 63%
Fortnite53fps98fpsup 85%
CS:GO205fps261fpsup 27%
Destiny 263fps80fpsup 27%
Death Stranding66fps103fpsup 56%

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.


PRICE

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.


PC BUILDS

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.


SPECS

RTX 3090RTX 3080RTX 3070
CUDA Cores1049687045888
Boost Clock1.7 GHz1.71 GHz1.73 GHz
Memory Config24GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR6
HDMI 2.1 SupportYesYesYes
Power Consumption350 W320 W220 W
Recommended PSU750 W750 W650 W
Dimensions (inches)12.3″ x 5.4″ (3-slots)11.2″ x 4.4″ (2-slot)9.5″ x 4.4″ (2-slot)
Launch DateSeptember 24, 2020September 17, 2020October 2020
Price (USD)Rs.152,000Rs. 71,000Rs. 51,000


VERDICT

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.


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PS5 Release Date, Prices, and Launch Titles Announced

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:-

  • God of War
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Battlefield 1
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Days Gone
  • Bloodborne
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Until Dawn
  • Resident Evil: Biohazard


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