Work, Play, Create with Record 100+ New NVIDIA GeForce-Powered Laptops

NVIDIA today announced that its global OEM partners are bringing out more than 100 new thin, light and fast laptop models, all powered by NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs, including the just-launched GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER™ and 2070 SUPER GPUs for laptops.

The record-size launch also includes a range of RTX 2060-powered laptops starting at just $999. The new platforms are all based on the NVIDIA Turing™ architecture, which incorporates dedicated hardware RT Cores to process ray tracing and AI in real time, delivering increased performance and enhanced visual fidelity for today’s hottest games and major content creation applications.

Many of the models are offered in Max-Q configurations, an NVIDIA technology enhanced with new features providing the absolute fastest performance and highest efficiency in a mobile platform.

“A little more than 18 months ago, NVIDIA reinvented graphics with real-time ray tracing, which represents a seismic shift in how games look, play and feel,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of gaming at NVIDIA. “Having this technology available in a laptop for just $999 is amazing. And thanks to Max-Q, consumers will have a selection of remarkably thin and light laptops to choose from across all price points.”

New Max-Q Technologies: Even Thinner, Lighter and More Efficient Laptops

When introduced a few years ago, NVIDIA Max-Q technology transformed gaming laptops, creating a new class of particularly potent portables lighter, thinner and more power-efficient than anything seen before. New advancements to Max-Q are now doubling that efficiency over previous designs and introducing features that enable faster performance and longer battery life:

  • Dynamic Boost — Intelligently and automatically balances power between the GPU and CPU on a per-frame basis, boosting overall in-game performance. Dynamic Boost is automatic, adaptive and always working to deliver more performance without increasing system power consumption.
  • Low-Voltage GDDR6 — NVIDIA has worked with its memory partners to increase memory efficiency while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory.
  • Advanced Optimus — A breakthrough display innovation that delivers long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay from NVIDIA G-SYNC® technology. Advanced Optimus® controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot. The new lineup of Lenovo™ Legion™ laptops are the world’s first to feature this groundbreaking technology.
  • Next-Generation Regulator Efficiency — Next-generation voltage regulators help optimize system design so the GPU runs more efficiently while delivering higher overall performance.
  • Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0 — Powered by dedicated AI processors on RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games. It boosts a game’s performance headroom while maximizing ray-tracing settings with increased output resolution and extending battery life by up to 20 percent.

RTX Studio Empowers Creators with New Laptops

NVIDIA also announced 10 new RTX Studio laptops, powered by RTX SUPER GPUs and the latest Intel 10th-generation processors. Available from Acer, Gigabyte, MSI and Razer, the laptops are the ultimate solution for creators seeking unmatched video and 3D performance.

More than 45 of the top creative applications — such as Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, AutoDesk Arnold, Blender and many more — all feature RTX acceleration by the RT Cores in RTX GPUs. More information on RTX Studio Laptops is available at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/design-visualization/creators/products/.

Pricing and Availability

Availability of new RTX Gaming and Studio laptops starts the week of April 15th from multiple partners globally, with more coming in May. Specific SKUs, configurations and pricing will vary based on region and partner availability but will include designs from Acer, ASUS, Clevo, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer and more.

RTX 2060-powered laptops starting at $999 include the Acer Nitro 5, ASUS ROG Strix G15, HP Omen 15, MSI GF65 Thin, the Lenovo Legion Y540 and 5i and the MSI GF65 Thin, with more to be announced later.

For additional information about today’s announcements, please visit: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/geforce-rtx-super-laptops

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NVIDIA Releases Sneak Peek at New Ray-Traced Worlds in ‘Minecraft’

Today NVIDIA offered a sneak peek at what is possible when you combine the world’s most popular game with next-generation ray-tracing technology. We also posted some tutorials to help Minecrafters get started.

New Minecraft Worlds from Top Creators

As we gear up for the release of Minecraft with RTX, we’ve been working with some of the world’s most talented creators in the Minecraft community. The first results of that collaboration are displayed today in a series of screenshots that show off their amazing work. The screenshots feature worlds created by RazzleberriesBlockWorks and GeminiTay (bios below), just a few of the creators who were selected due to their imaginations and fantastic track record of making captivating contributions in the Minecraft community.

The worlds include:

  • Of Temples and Totems RTX by Razzleberries – An adventure world focusing players on exploring and completing challenges in mysterious temples. Each temple showcases per-pixel emissivity and real-time shadows, and leverages global illumination to create an immersive experience for players.
  • Imagination Island RTX by BlockWorks – A fully explorable theme park, filled with Easter eggs, that hosts four distinct lands, each dedicated to an element of real-time ray tracing. In this scene we see the visitor center of the park, highlighted by god rays cast in real-time through the windows, shining down onto the floor.
  • Crystal Palace RTX by GeminiTay – A survival map with a whimsical fantasy theme that features a masterfully built castle. Ray-traced shadows and beautiful atmospherics create realism in this world built on a 1:1 scale. 

Tools and Tutorials to Empower Minecraft Creators

NVIDIA also unveiled a series of tools and guides that Minecrafters can use to make immersive, life-like worlds. Originally scheduled for our GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley, these online tutorials are being released as part of GTC Digital and include:

  • For creating physically based rendering textures – A presentation and how-to guide that dives into the particulars behind Minecraft with RTX’s path tracing and PBR textures and how they work together to create incredible sights. It includes a step-by-step workflow for creating your own PBR textures and texture packs.
  • For converting Java worlds to RTX worlds – NVIDIA has partnered with Minecraft creators to craft a guide of the unofficial best-practices to convert your world to Bedrock Windows 10 Edition, which is the basis for the upcoming Minecraft with RTX.

NVIDIA teams have been hard at work, hand-in-hand with Microsoft, to bring worlds that are fully path-traced, with reflections, shadows, caustics, global illumination, and other realistic lighting effects that interact naturally with physically based textures applied to Minecraft’s blocks. These PBR textures enable per-pixel emissives, volumetric effects, and other never-before-seen sights, that together with the path-traced effects usher in the next evolution of Minecraft.

Stay tuned for more information on Minecraft with RTX, which is coming soon.

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NVIDIA DLSS 2.0, Using AI to Improve Gaming

Powered by RTX Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 is a new and improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games. It gives games the performance headroom to maximize quality settings and increase output resolution. 

DLSS 2.0 offers the following enhancements over the original:

  • Superior Image Quality – DLSS 2.0 offers image quality comparable to native resolution while rendering only one quarter to one half of the pixels. It employs new temporal feedback techniques for sharper image details and improved stability from frame to frame.
  • Great Scaling Across All RTX GPUs and Resolutions – A new AI network more efficiently uses Tensor Cores to execute 2X faster than the original. This improves frame rates and eliminates previous limitations on which GPUs, settings, and resolutions could be enabled.
  • One Network For All Games – The original DLSS required training the AI network for each new game. DLSS 2.0 trains using non-game-specific content, delivering a generalized network that works across games. This means faster game integrations, and ultimately more DLSS games.
  • Customizable Options – DLSS 2.0 offers users 3 image quality modes – Quality, Balanced, Performance – that control the game’s internal rendering resolution, with Performance mode enabling up to 4X super resolution (i.e. 1080p → 4K). This means more user choice, and even bigger performance boosts.

This week, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Control are joining Deliver Us The Moon and Wolfenstein: Youngblood as games that support NVIDIA DLSS 2.0.  DLSS 2.0 is now also available to Unreal Engine 4 developers through the DLSS Developer Program that will accelerate deployment in one of the world’s most popular game engines. 

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Gets NVIDIA DLSS 2.0Today!

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, which launched to very positive reviews,is a BattleTech mech game developed by Piranha Games and released on December 10, 2019 on Windows. It is the first single player MechWarrior game since 2002. The game will get a graphics upgrade via a patch today that enables NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 technology.  In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, DLSS 2.0 improves performance from 30% to 75% using the “Quality” mode, all while maintaining, and in some cases even improving, image quality. 

Control Gets NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 This Week!

Control will be launching The Foundation expansion pack and a game patch that updates the game to NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 technology on March 26, 2020.  

With DLSS 2.0, image quality improves materially compared to the original DLSS image processing algorithm used in Control.  Depending on the specific GPU, resolution, and quality settings, frame rates can be boosted up to 75% in Control.

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Clash Royale Guide To Draft Challenge

Clash Royale has some fun Challenge modes to keep the players engaged, and one of them is the Draft Challenge. It’s a bit tricky, especially for new players, and getting used to it might take some time. That’s why we’ve prepared a helpful guide to make sure you have a good time in the game. But before we begin, let’s see what the game mode is all about.

What is Draft Challenge?

  • Draft Challenge is a cool mode in Clash Royale where you and your opponent “draft” cards to make your decks from a given choice.
  • Both players start with a choice between two cards where you pick one for yourself and the other is given to the opponent. The process continues until both players have their decks completely built.
  • The cards in the pool are completely random, so beware, you may have to pick cards you don’t like or ones with which you’ve never played before.

Before you start your first draft, you should know one thing: There is no single right way to have a winning draft. It’s all about making choices based on what kind of deck you can create. With that in mind, here are a few tips that should be helpful for you.

Counter Specific Cards

  • There are some cards Clash Royale that can only be countered with specific units. In case your opponent doesn’t have them, they’ll be sure to have a tough time against your deck. Some of these cards are the Ram Rider, Princess, Witch, Balloon, Graveyard, Barrel and Sparky.
  • Another thing you should keep in mind is that whenever you have a choice between picking a certain card and its counter, always pick the counter. That will make sure you have an upper hand in battle. For instance, if the choice for your next card is between Minion Horde and Arrows, you’ll be wise to pick Arrows.

Keep an Eye on the Cards You Don’t Pick

  • Since the card you don’t pick will automatically go to your opponent, be mindful of what you’re giving away. Because in a way, you’re not only building a deck for yourself, but for your opponent as well. And you don’t want them to end up with a better deck than you. This is where the tip to pick counters also helps. If you have an option to pick between a card and its counter, once you pick the counter, the other card will go to the opponent and you’ll automatically have an advantage.

Pick Cards That You Think Will Work Well In General

  • There can a some cards in the pool that will more or less be universally favourable to your deck, no matter what kind of game it ends up being. So if you’re confused between what to choose, go for cards that you think will be helpful regardless of the situation.

Always Have At Least One Spell Card

  • Sometimes you might run into a situation where neither you nor your opponent has good pushing cards in their deck. To make sure that you have something to work for you, it’s good to have some kind of spell that can directly damage the enemy towers or bring their push to a halt. Either way, it’ll make sure you don’t go down easy, even if the game stretches on.

Try To Keep Your Deck Balanced

  • When you start drafting, it’s possible to be tempted to pick cards that you like or ones with which you’re used to playing. That’s a huge mistake because there’s no telling what the picks are going to be right off the bat. That’s why, instead of focusing on a specific kind of build, you should try to keep your deck as balanced as possible.
  • Try to keep the Elixir cost at a manageable level, trying to have a good balance between offensive and defensive cards.

Don’t Take A Loss Too Hard

Draft Challenge is as much about luck as it is about making good decisions. And sometimes, you might have a situation where the pool of cards you get is so bad that no matter what kind of cards you pick, you end up with a losing deck. And this can happen to the best of players, so if you end up losing, learn from your mistakes and try to do better in the next game.

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The Ultimate Clash Royale Guide For Beginners

Clash Royale is a hugely popular game in India. And it’s nothing like PUBG Mobile or COD Mobile, instead, it’s a card-based strategy game where you take on opponents in 1-v-1 battles. So if you’re used to the action of PUBG Mobile and are planning to try this as well, you might find that the same tricks don’t help you. So we’ve made this beginner-friendly guide for people looking to get started with Clash Royale.

Here are some helpful tips and tricks to ensure you have a fun and thrilling experience starting this game and bag some wins:

1. Balanced Deck

Always keep balanced units in your deck. This will make sure you don’t need to wait for too long for your elixir to refill and you’ll be able to deploy units faster. It will also help you be quick when it comes to launch counter-attacks and defend your tower. A good, balanced deck will be very helpful in keeping your opponent under pressure.

2. Don’t Waste Elixir

The most important thing in Clash Royale is Elixir management. If you’re good at timing your cards and managing Elixir, you can take down your opponent even if your deck is weaker than them. In the beginning of a match, if your opponent is waiting, it might be best for you to wait as well, for your Elixir to fill up to 9 bars before you start placing your units on the field.

But if you’re being attacked, there’s no point in waiting too much because you’ll end up taking a lot of damage on your towers in the meanwhile. That’s why in most situations it’s best to deploy your defensive units as soon as the enemy starts attacking you.

Saving up Elixir won’t help you in every situation, the only thing that will happen is your opponent will be able to deploy more units and recharge his Elixir again, so make sure you don’t let them do that, otherwise they’ll gain a significant number advantage on the field. It’s okay if you’re trying to execute a specific strategy, like baiting your enemy into a trap, but otherwise make sure you make good timely use of the Elixir.

3. Zonal Play

The playing field in Clash Royale has two halves, one for you and the other for your opponent. You may feel like it’s best to place your units as close to the enemy half as possible in the starting, but don’t make that mistake. If your enemy has just deployed a unit and it’s moving towards your half, wait for the right moment. Let it enter your side and then launch a counter-attack. With this you’ll be able to take down the enemy units more easily as your own towers will fire at them too, and you won’t waste any time killing the enemy units.

Similarly, when you’re on the offensive, make sure you don’t activate the enemy king’s tower. It will remain passive until you attack it directly and it won’t shoot your units at all. This will make sure your troops take less damage and be able to put more pressure on the enemy by damaging their towers.

4. Don’t Panic, especially at the end.

Apart from Elixir management and deck building, the most important thing in Clash Royale is to make sure you don’t lose your calm and play with a cool, composed mind. If you panic, you’ll end up making some wrong moves in a hurry and the opponent will be able to take advantage of your mistakes and defeat you.

The probability of this happening is the most once the timer goes below the 1 minute mark, because then the Elixir starts recharging twice as fast. Make sure you don’t put all your units on the offense, and take care of your own towers and focus on their defense as well.

By doing this, you can even turn around a losing game by the time that last 1 minute gets over, because your enemy will try to make sure to do the most amount of damage to your towers and might even let his own towers remain open for attack.

5. Mind Games – Play Your Opponent, Not Just Their Cards

In the middle of the match in Clash Royale, you can use quick chat and reactions as well. You can use these to irritate your opponent, frustrating them into making a rash move. Make sure you don’t cross any limits, and time the reactions well to make sure your enemy loses his focus as being distracted can directly give you an advantage in the game.

These were our 5 top tips for beginners to help them get started with Clash Royale. If you found these helpful, be sure to check back regularly for more guides for all your favourite games, from PUBG Mobile to COD Mobile, Clash Royale, Garena Free Fire and more!

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NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Drivers For Zombie Army 4 Dead War Released

More Ray Traced Content: Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story

Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story is a major expansion for the landmark ray tracing title, Metro Exodus. As in the core game, both ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS are available, so expect to see some stunning ray-traced global illumination lighting, and ray-traced emissive lighting, ensuring GeForce RTX gamers receive the definitive, immersive experience. 

Three New G-SYNC Compatible Displays

The G-SYNC Compatible program expands the G-SYNC ecosystem and aims to bring consistency and educate consumers on which displays will provide a good entry level variable refresh rate (VRR) experience. 

The newly-validated monitors are the ASUS VG259QM, Dell AW2521HF, and LG 34GN850, giving gamers even more choice when searching for a great gaming display.

Under the G-SYNC Compatible program, NVIDIA works with monitor OEMs to validate the experience on monitors that support the AdaptiveSync protocol. Those that pass are designated as “G-SYNC Compatible”. For a full listing of G-SYNC Compatible displays, please click here

Max Frame Rate and VRSS Feature Improvements

In our previous driver, we introduced two new NVIDIA Control Panel features: Max Frame Rate, for optimizing performance and power use, and Variable Rate Supersampling (VRSS), a VR game image quality enhancement.

In our new driver, we are enhancing their functionality based on your feedback. For Max Frame Rate, the FPS range is now 20 to 1000 FPS, and for VRSS, you can now also enable the feature on the Global tab, automatically activating it in all supported games.

About NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers

Game Ready Drivers are available on or before launch day for most major titles and are tuned for the best performance and flawless gameplay. All NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers are Microsoft WHQL-certified. 

HyperX Alloy Origins RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

HyperX has made quite a name for itself when it comes to gaming peripherals, whether it’s headsets, keyboards or mice. We’ve already taken a look at the higher end Alloy FPS RGB mechanical keyboard, and today we’re playing around with the HyperX Alloy Origins RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, which cuts down on the frills as well as the price tag. Let’s see how it fares, shall we?

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

The Alloy Origins looks pretty simple, and as such can fit in any kind of environment, whether you want to use it with your office desktop or your gaming rig. Its compact, no-nonsense design features a sleek aluminium body that looks nothing short of premium. And it makes use of a detachable USB Type-C power cable, which makes it incredibly easy to move around and set up, without causing any hassle to the user.

The Alloy Origins may not be as feature-packed as some of its more expensive counterparts, but don’t let the simple looks fool you, it does have some tricks up its sleeves. The keyboard features per key full RGB lighting which is pretty customizable with some preset patterns. It also comes with three onboard profiles, and you can easily switch between these using the first three Function keys, without needing to use any external software.

There’s also a dedicated gaming mode, which deactivates some keys to make your gaming experience more convenient, like the Windows key, so you don’t end up outside your game during a heated session should you press it accidentally. Apart from that, the keyboard has N-key rollover as well, which means you can press any number of keys together without any worries of ghosting. On the downside, the keyboard lacks dedicated macros and there are no dedicated media keys either, which while not being a dealbreaker, would have been a nice touch. Still, at this price point, you can’t complain at all.

Talking about the price, one reason why the Alloy Origins doesn’t cost as much as the more expensive keyboards is the fact that instead of Cherry MX switches, it uses proprietary HyperX red ones. And trust me, these aren’t bad at all, in fact, they’re pretty comparable to their Cherry MX counterparts. The keys feel comfortable to press without requiring too much force, the tactile feedback is quite satisfying and it works equally well, whether you’re typing a long document or busy running and gunning in Call of Duty.

The Alloy Origins also uses the HyperX Ngenuity software, which is in beta as of now, meaning it can only help you do some basic things. But it does give you the ability to assign specific RGB profiles to games, along with tweaking the RGB lighting on the keyboard, so that’s pretty nice. Our only concern is that the software is available for download only through the Microsoft Store, which has its own host of issues. Being able to download the software directly through the HyperX website would seem a lot better and more convenient.

All said and done, the HyperX Alloy Origins gaming keyboard is a pretty good mechanical keyboard for all kinds of gamers. Sure, you lose the Cherry MX switches and the extra frills, but you also don’t have to break your wallet paying a premium price. And as such, the keyboard is simple and highly impressive, giving you everything you’d want from a basic mechanical gaming keyboard on a budget.

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Top 7 Tips To Push Your Rank To Heroic in Free Fire

Pushing your rank in Garena Free Fire can be a daunting task, and getting to Heroic is by no means an easy feat. That’s why we’ve prepared these handy tips to help you get those kills and push your rank to Heroic without a lot of hassle. Without further ado, let’s take a look at them.

1. Run and Gun

The first tip, which is also our favourite and highly useful is about how to get up quickly when you’re in the prone state. Normally, if you go prone and are lying down, it takes some time to get up. But if you didn’t know, there’s a trick that lets you stand up almost immediately. If you press the Run and the Gun buttons together at the same time, your player will stand up instantly and start running. This is a very useful technique in almost any fight where you need to change positions quickly. In some cases, it can even save your life, as you can get up and start running immediately if someone starts firing at you.

2. Play on the edge of the shrink zone

Generally, the shrink zone in Free Fire would be your biggest enemy, but if you play smart, it can actually be pretty helpful for you. To take advantage of the shrink zone, you need to be able to play right at its edge. This will make sure you don’t have to worry about a lot of angles. If you’re in the center, you’ll have to be mindful of all directions and keep looking around all the time, but if you’re at the edge, that won’t be the case. Because most of the time, enemies won’t be able to sneak up on you from the back or the side, giving you some room to breathe. Additionally, you’ll also find a lot of people panicking and running into the safe zone from outside and you’ll be able to pick them off as they’ll be more worried about making it to the safe zone and may not pay much attention to you. 

3. Practice with the Sniper to Improve Your Aim

If you want to improve your aim in Free Fire, the best way to about it is by using the Sniper Rifle. You might find it a bit difficult to use it in the beginning, but it’ll be really helpful in the long run. Mainly because with all the other gun, you can hold your aim while spraying and still manage to get some kills. But with the Sniper, each shot counts, so you’ll automatically pay more attention and be more careful while aiming.

4. Keep your close-range weapon as Primary

Always keep a close-ranged weapon on you in the game, for instance a shotgun like the M104, or an SMG, like the MP40. And make sure that your close-range weapon is always in the top slot, as your primary weapon. This will help you in fights when you need to swtich from your grenade or secondary weapon if an enemy suddenly comes right in front of you, increasing your chances to get a kill.

5. Don’t ‘Jumpshoot’

One common mistake that a lot of people make is that they jump while shooting, aka jumpshoot. A lot of times it doesn’t work and instead, makes it easier for the enemy to kill you. When you’re jumping, you can’t move a lot while you’re in the air so it becomes easier for your enemy to aim at you. That’s why we suggest you to stay on the ground and try to kill your opponents as quickly as you can.

6. Aim up when spraying to get headshots

One way to finish your enemies is by getting headshots on them. And an easy way to do that is to aim up while spraying, towards their head. Normally you’ll be tempted to pull down while spraying, but if you hold and try to aim up instead, it can do wonders for your game and net you some quick kills.

7. Play Solo vs Solo To Push Your Rank

If your aim is to get to Heroic and you’re trying to push your rank, the best thing to do is play solo games. This way you won’t have to worry about teammates, whether they’re your own or the enemy squads’. Getting kills will be much easier and you won’t have to take any unnecessary risks. 

Following these tips and tricks will hopefully improve your game significantly, helping you reach the Heroic bracket fast. Stay tuned for more Free Fire guides, and don’t forget to check regularly for helpful tips for all your favourite games.

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PUBG Mobile AKM Best Attachments and Recoil Guide

PUBG Mobile has a huge arsenal of weapons for players to use, and one of the most popular guns found in the game is the AKM. Not only is it one of the most common weapons you’ll find on the battlefield, it’s also quite powerful, and needs to be tamed a little bit before you can use it to unleash hell on your opponents. It supports a variety of attachments which help boost its stats, so we’ve prepared this guide to help you choose the best attachments for you and help you control the gun’s recoil as well.

Now, the AKM isn’t exactly an all-round weapon like the beloved M416 which has a lot of attachments. Comparatively, here the attachments are somewhat limited. But before we dive into them, let’s take a look at the base stats for the AKM.

The base damage in the AKM is pretty high at 47, putting it on the second-highest spot on the list of Assault Rifles with the highest base hit damage, along with the Groza.

It has a pretty decent rate of fire as well, which means that while spraying the damage output can go up to 470, which means that you can really destroy your enemies once you learn to control the spray properly.

Now that you’ve seen the base stats of the weapon, let’s take a look at the raw recoil of the gun.

Safe to say, the recoil is extremely harsh with a high amount of vertical recoil. It also has just a little bit of horizontal recoil which makes spraying the weapon without attachments a bad idea. Worry not, because this can be improved with a few good attachments. So, now let’s finally talk about all the attachments that can be equipped on the AKM, and which ones are the best for you.

Muzzle – Compensator

Starting from the muzzle, on the AKM always use the Compensator. The compensator will reduce both horizontal and vertical recoil making the weapon much easier to handle and spray. So if you pick up an AKM, always try and get a compensator on it because otherwise you will just miss a lot of your shots.

Mag – Extended Quickdraw

Next up is the magazine. And for this, it is pretty straightforward. The Quickdraw Extended is the best choice because it gives you the best of both worlds. You get faster reloads and a higher bullet capacity which means you can hold those close range sprays for longer.

Scopes – 4x or 6x

Now for scopes, this can be a little subjective. The AKM is best suited for close to mid-range combat. For long ranges, it’s damage drops off a lot and you will only be able to use it by using single fire mode. So for this, I would recommend a 4x scope which gives you just enough zoom to be able to take out enemies while also not being hard to control when spraying.

However, if you find a 6x scope, that’s also a good choice since you can switch between 3x and 6x which means you can take on close and long-ranged enemies should the need arise. However, I would not recommend using it for long-range combat until it’s your only rifle.

Recoil Guide

Now if you want to control the recoil of the AKM, here are a few tips. 

  1. First, know that this weapon is not good for long-range combat so don’t use it in that scenario because controlling the spray is going to be very hard. 
  2. Second, try to not move around a lot while spraying because then you will also have to compensate for horizontal recoil. If possible, try standing still and shooting it because you’ll have a better chance of hitting the opponent since you will only focus on the vertical recoil.
  3. And third, change your sensitivity settings. In most cases, having a lower sensitivity setting is good since it makes you more precise but for ADS, try to keep it about double of your normal sensitivity because you will need to pull down quite a bit to handle the recoil.

And that’s it for our AKM Best Attachments and Recoil Guide. Make sure to check back regularly for more guides, tips and tricks for all your favourite games.

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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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