RiMS Racing Reveal Trailer (Motorcycle Racing Simulator)

If you have never heard of RiMS racing, and you are a motorcycle fanatic, then you are in for a real treat. NACON Gaming and RaceWard Studio – an Italian video game developer dedicated to creating state-of-the-art racing games revealed a crisp trailer to hype up RiMS racing. You can check RiMS Racing out via the steam store and the game with Unlock on August 19th, in approximately 4 months

RiMS Racing is the first motorcycling simulation game for Xbox, PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch that combines a realistic riding challenge combined with engineering and automotive mechanics. Live out your fantsasy in a safe way and ride the most powerful bikes in the world while tuning their performance. Your adenaline will be pumping and you zoom through iconic landscapes.

The game starts when you choose a motorcycle out of eight of the most well known Japanese and European bikes that have been designed to match exactly how they are in real life.

Features:

  • Engineering and Riding Skills Required
  • Optimize every component of your bike
  • 500 official spart parts available and more then 200 official equiptment items for the rider.
  •  Available on 19 August 2021 on: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and on Nintendo Switch™. PlayStation®4 PlayStation®5
  • Super realistic Physics
  • Cruise through some of the most iconic circuits such as: Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Nürburgring Suzuka and many others
  • Build and control your team in Career mode.

System Requirements

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit TBC
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 TBC
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB TBC
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 16 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note that these informations aren’t final and may be subject to change until the launch of the game.

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Warzone – Variable Zoom Snipers Bug – No Glint

Overview

Today, JGOD posted a video detailing in-depth analysis on a new bug we are seeing in the latest patch of Warzone. This is happening on all platforms including Xbox.

The Variable Zoom attachment for sniper rifles in Warzone is not showing any glint currently. This is 100% broken as it has always been that any scope more than 4x zoom has a sniper glint.

These issues are seen both in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer as well as Warzone.

Screenshots from JGOD

See the shots from JGOD’s video below to see for yourself. We’ve left the timestamp of his YouTube video in the shots so you can see exactly where it came from.

Standard HDR (No Attachments) – Showing Glint

HDR With Variable Zoom Scope – No Glint

 

JGOD Goes on to show many different sniper rifles in his video, confirming this is live in the game right now. Be sure to check out his video and “Like” it if you like this content, as all credit for this information and these screenshots should go to him.

Here are some more shots from his video showing clear examples:

Variable Zoom On HDR -NO GLINT:

Variable Zoom on Kar98 – NO GLINT:

Warzone Update Today – FFAR AND AUG NERFED!

FFAR and AUG Nerfed 4-6-2021

You may notice a quick, small, stealthy update on your Xbox today for Warzone. Activision quietly put out a small patch to slide through some key changes for the AUG and the FFAR. Major Gaming Publishers like Early Game, are also following this story.

You should see the AUG hit pretty hard as its recoil has been increased. This is very similar to the update rolled out weeks ago for the DMR which saw the use of the DMR plummet.

For the FFAR, it is most the aim-down-sight (ADS) speed that is getting a nerfed. Check it out in game and launch Warzone on your Xbox to see just how much of a nerf this might be. The update is to target it’s usability for short range fights. Activision is hoping that this change will allow SMGs to compete and have the upper hand in the immediate range fights, and allow FFAR to shine at mid-range.

Here are the full patch notes:

GENERAL

  • The Camo Challenges for the “R1 Shadowhunter” now appear correctly for the Geometric, Flora, and Science Camo Categories.

WEAPONS

  • Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie  (This is the AUG)
    • Recoil strength has been increased.
    • Burst weapons ride a fine line between inefficient and oppressive. The intent of this change is to maintain the weapon’s identity of being a powerhouse while making it a bit more difficult to wield. Right now we feel it is too easy to stay on target given how lethal it is. We will continue to monitor the performance of the Tactical Rifle Charlie and make additional changes if necessary.
  • FFAR 1
    • ADS speed has been decreased.
    • The FFAR is a jack of all trades. It has the damage profile and range of an AR as well as the fire rate of an SMG. The FFAR’s wholesale efficacy has it edging out SMGs at ranges we’re not satisfied with. Ideally, the FFAR fulfills the role of a mid-range dominator while falling prey to weapons that excel in short-range engagements. We are bringing the FFAR a bit more in line with what you might expect from an AR—damage and range at the cost of handling.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Rear Grip attachments that showed ADS speed pros should now properly increase ADS speed.
  • Fixed a bug with the Groza where the 16.5” CMV Mil-Spec barrel would bypass damage falloff.
  • Fixed a bug with the Ember Sighting Point where the XM4 and AK-47 had their ADS speed increased rather than decreased.
  • Fixed a bug with the Salvo Fast Mag where the FFAR 1 and M16 were not having their ADS speed decreased.
  • The Pelington 703 Wrapped Suppressor effects should now be pr

How to Connect your Xbox Controller to your PC

Overview

If you are one of the many people thinking of getting playing on a PC, but you prefer using your Xbox controllers, either wireless or wired, we’ve got you covered. Some people prefer to play on PC for powerful graphics or additional customization in settings.

Maybe you are playing Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, or Overwatch, and you want to get better at these games. If you are more comfortable with your Xbox controller than a keyboard and mouse, here is how you can get set up.

Option 1 – Wireless

To connect wirelessly with an Xbox controller, you will need an Xbox Wireless Adapter. Some PCs have these built in, but if you are unsure, you likely don’t have one yet. The adapter looks like a USB drive and sells for about $20-$30. It can be found at any of your popular stores that have electronics such as Walmart, Microsoft, or BestBuy.

Here are the steps outlined by Microsoft with Windows 10 if you have the adapter:

  1. Turn on your PC and sign in.
  2. Plug the Xbox Wireless Adaptor for Windows into your PC. For more info, see: Set up the Xbox Wireless Adaptor for Windows
  3. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button (the large X in the middle of the controll). When you turn on the controller, the Xbox button  will start flashing.
  4. Press and hold the Pair button on the Xbox Wireless Adapter. A small light will flash for several seconds.
  5. Press and hold the Pair button on the top of the controller (the raised button). The Xbox button  on the controller will flash more rapidly – this means your controller is searching for the Xbox Wireless Adapter. When connected, the Xbox button  on the controller will stay lit.

If you’re using built-in Xbox Wireless:

  1. Turn on your PC and sign in.
  2. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button  for 3 seconds. When you turn on the controller, the Xbox button  will start flashing.
  3. Press and hold the Pair button on the top of the controller (the raised button). The Xbox button  on the controller will flash more rapidly—this means your controller is searching for a PC.
  4. On your PC, press the Start button , then select Settings > Devices.
  5. Choose Add Bluetooth or other device, then select Everything else.
  6. Choose Xbox Wireless Controller or Xbox Elite Wireless Controller from the list. When connected, the Xbox button  on the controller will stay lit.

Option 2 – Wired (USB)

If you want to go the wired route, you can connect up to 8 controllers to your PC at a time. Simply connect the micro USB to your Xbox controller and connect to your PC.

Xbox Wireless Controller connecting to PC via USB cable

Option 3 – Bluetooth

Many newer Xbox controllers are Bluetooth enabled. Check your controller to see if the Xbox logo is part of the controller portion, or the bumper portion. On older Xbox controller, the Xbox sign is on a completely different piece of the controller that is part of the bumpers, these do not have Bluetooth capabilities. You can see the difference in the image below. The first does not have Bluetooth capabilities, and the second one does.

Xbox Wireless Controllers: Bluetooth versus no Bluetooth
  1. Turn on your Xbox Wireless Controller by pressing the Xbox button .
  2. Press and hold the Pair button on your controller for three seconds (the Xbox button  will start flashing rapidly). The pair button is the small circular button somewhere between the two bumpers on the top of the controller.
  3. On your PC, press the Start button on your Windows taskbar, then choose Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth.
  5. Select Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth. Your PC will begin searching for your controller.
  6. Select Xbox Wireless Controller or Xbox Elite Wireless Controller > Done.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 Is Here

Warzone Map Changes

With the arrival of season 2 in the on February 25th, the Call of Duty: Warzone map has some key changes you will want to know before dropping with your squads. Be sure to turn your Xbox on early to get ready for the whopping 18 GIG update. We’ll go over the key takeaways from the COD patch notes here.

  • Shipwreck – Some of you may have noticed a ship on its way in the water last week. Each day it seemed to inch closer, as lightning appeared above it. Finally, now on the southeast bottom of the map close to the prison, the shipped has arrived at land. Drop here to complete some zombie-related challenges over the next 2 weeks.
  • Subways – The subway system has been locked up and all access is closed. If you want to get around the map quickly, make sure you have a vehicle nearby. Don’t forget your trophy system!
  • Missile Silos – Various missile silos have opened up areas that were previously hidden. So far, there is no notable rare loot other than your average loot boxes. We will have to wait longer to find out what is in store for these.
Missile Silo with Rope

Battle Pass Changes

The new season has arrived with the latest Warzone patch and of course that means the battle pass has been reset again. There are many notable pieces of loot here to get your hands on. It is worth noting that if you to opt to get the battle pass, as long as you play enough, you usually are able to earn back any COD points you’ve spent on the pass itself. This means usually the battle pass will pay for itself as long as you have bought your first one.

Battle Pass Level Breakdown

  • 0 – The battle pass immediately unlocks the Operator Naga – Viper skin, and Survivor skin for Operator Park
  • 15 – FARA 83 Assault Rifle Golf unlock
  • 30 – LC10 Submachine Gun Golf unlock
  • 95 – Vulture Exo Ultra Blueprint for the FARA 83 looks badass (see below)
Unlocked at Battle Pass Level 95 – Vulture Exo Blueprint for the FARA 83

100 – Warlord skin for Operator Naga

Warlord Skin unlocked at battle pass 100
  • 100 – Poison Dart blueprint for the LC10 Submachine Gun
Poison Dart Blueprint unlocked at battle pass 100

Many other skins and unlocks are available along the way as well.

Warzone has been the subject of a lot of controversy lately due to the rampant hackers issues. Earlier this month Activision banned over 180,000 accounts. While many report running into less hackers in the last week, it is still a major issue.

Another major trend has been pro streamers exploiting the skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) system within Warzone to get themselves easier lobbies. We will have to stay tuned for any potential updates from the SBMM scene as well.