Fallout 76 Update 1.43 September 15 Ushers in Season 2, One Wasteland (Update)
Bethesda has taken the Fallout 76 servers offline, and it’s to roll out the Fallout 76 update 1.43 September 15 patch, which brings the Season 2, One Wasteland, Daily Ops! This is called Update 22, and includes bug fixes and other improvements.
Fallout 76 Update 1.43 September 15 patch notes:
With today’s update, we’re excited to introduce One Wasteland to Fallout 76, which allows creatures to dynamically adjust their levels up or down on the fly to more closely match each player they encounter.
If multiple players all come across the same enemy at the same time, its level will simultaneously rise for the higher-level players and drop for the lower-level players.
In addition to their levels, each creature’s damage, health, and resistances, as well as the loot they drop and the XP they award, will also better match each player.
This means that all players who are adventuring together can have an impact on any given combat encounter, even if there is a large level gap between them.
While creatures will still have minimum and maximum levels, such as a max of level 50 in The Forest, they are now much more flexible overall.
One Wasteland opens up more opportunities to adventure anywhere in Appalachia, whether alone or with your friends. It also smooths out some of the early game bumps for new players, allows higher-level players to get max-level loot in previously lower-level regions, and should offer more consistent combat encounters for everyone.
Join Armor Ace and the Power Patrol in their march against the oppressive Subjugator and his army of Red Viper minions during Fallout 76 Season 2, which begins today!
Season 2 brings the all-new “Armor Ace” S.C.O.R.E.board to the game, featuring 100 ranks for you to achieve during the next 10 weeks.
We’ve added a host of rewards that you will unlock as you rank up, including new Power Armor paints, Armor and Weapon Skins, themed cosmetics, C.A.M.P. items, in-game currencies, Perk Card Packs, and more.
We’ve made several adjustments this Season that you may want to keep in mind as you dive in:
Rank-ups will be purchasable immediately, so those who would like to rank up using Atoms can join the fight to crush the Red Vipers starting today.
We’ve implemented some new Daily and Weekly Challenges, such as Daily Ops themed Challenges, to offer you even more day-to-day variety as you rank up.
We’re also adding more Weeklies to the Challenge lineup so you have more flexibility to progress on your schedule.
Finally, we’ve made several of last Season’s rewards, like Lunchboxes, the Ammo Converter, available at Gold Bullion vendors so players who missed them have another opportunity to unlock them.
Put your skills to the test by taking on instanced, randomized, and repeatable encounters called “Daily Ops.” Daily Ops are fairly challenging, and so we recommend them for characters who are level 50+.
Our first Game Mode for Daily Ops is called “Uplink,” which will require you to secure a series of Uplinks to track down and destroy enemies that are threats to Appalachia.
In Daily Ops, you’ll square off against enemies from a single faction who are affected by a unique “mutation,” which will make them deadlier and more challenging to take down.
Complete your objectives, eliminate the enemy threat, and you will be rewarded for your efforts to make Appalachia a safe place for everyone.
To join a Daily Op, open the Map screen and find the new World Activity tracker we’ve added in the lower-left corner.
Select a Daily Op from the list to learn more about it, including which location, enemies, and mutations you’ll face.
Enter Daily Ops directly from the tracker by clicking the “Join” button.
You can take on Daily Ops alone or in a team of up to four other players.
Each day, Daily Ops will feature a fresh combination of location, enemy faction, and enemy mutations to keep you on your toes.
Locations: The Burrows, The Burning Mine, Valley Galleria, or Vault 94
Enemy Factions: Super Mutants, Blood Eagles, or Robots
Piercing Gaze: This mutation is always applied to enemies the “Uplink” Daily Ops mode, and gives them greatly enhanced perception of players.
Volatile: Enemies will explode on death
Active Camouflage: Enemies will be cloaked when not attacking
Resilient: Enemies can only be killed by a melee attack
Freezing Touch: Enemy attacks will freeze players
Since you will be facing constant combat and deadly threats during your Operations, we’ve reduced the condition damage taken by your weapons and armor by 50% while in a Daily Op.
Like the event “A Colossal Problem,” creatures in Daily Ops will drop ammo based on the weapons you’re using when you take them down. This will help keep your ammo reserves topped off through lots of combat.
You can repeat Daily Ops as often as you’d like each day, and you will receive a base set of rewards every time you complete one. However, there are three additional reward tiers that you can reach once per day by completing a Daily Op within certain time limits:
Initiate Tier: 16 minutes or less
Paladin Tier: 12 minutes or less
Elder Tier: 8 minutes or less
The higher the tier you achieve, the higher your chances to get better rewards, including more XP, larger amounts of in-game currencies, legendary items, and even brand-new items like the War Glaive, which is a customizable two-handed melee weapon.
After finishing a Daily Op, you’ll be able to view an Operation Report, which shows you how fast you managed to complete it, which reward tiers you reached, and a list of the rewards you earned (except for XP and currencies).
Legendary Perks are new high-level Perk Cards for players who have reached level 50+, which will help you add even more power and build diversity to your characters.
We’ve added a new “Legendary Perks” button to the top of the normal Perk Card Menu, which you can use to access and modify your Legendary Perk Slots and Cards.
You will unlock your first Legendary Perk Slot at level 50, and up to 6 slots in total at certain level milestones after that: 75, 100, 150, 200, and 300.
If you already have high-level characters, they will immediately have access to one Legendary Perk Slot for each of the above milestones they’ve reached.
For example, a level 250 character will have access to 5 Legendary Perk slots, and will gain a 6th slot at level 300.
One Legendary Perk Card can be equipped to each slot, and you can unequip them at any time in exchange for 1 Perk Coin (more on Perk Coins below).
Legendary Perk Slots are account-wide, and will be available to all of your characters as soon as you unlock them.
Even your characters below level 50 will be able to equip Legendary Perks in these slots, which gives them access to more power at an earlier stage of the game than your higher-level characters had at that level.
With Legendary Perks, we’re introducing “Perk Coins,” which you can use to increase the power of your Legendary Perk Cards by upgrading them.
Earn Perk Coins by scrapping your unused normal Perk Cards. Each Perk Card you scrap will grant you 2 Perk Coins per rank.
For example: When you scrap a rank 1 Perk Card, you’ll receive 2 Perk Coins, and scrapping a rank 3 Perk Card will award 6 Perk Coins.
Each Legendary Perk Card can be upgraded up to three times, at a price of 50, 100, and 150 Perk Coins to reach ranks 2, 3, and 4, respectively.
While Legendary Perk Slots you’ve unlocked are account-wide, your Legendary Perk Selections and upgrades are separate for each of your characters.
To help give your Perk Coin collection a boost, we’ve added a “Become Legendary” Challenge to the Character Challenge Menu, which awards 50 Perk Coins to characters who reach level 50.
Please note: If your characters are already level 50+, this Challenge will already be completed for them the next time you log in, and the 50 Perk Coin reward will be added to your Perk Coin total automatically.
Fast Travel: It is now free to Fast Travel to Foundation and Crater.
Bonus Damage: We’ve changed the way that damage bonuses are calculated so that they now apply additively instead of multiplicatively.
Please Note: While stacking damage bonuses will now have a smaller overall effect on your damage output than before, these changes will make the resulting damage much more predictable and allow for future improvements. This is very important for the health of the game going forward. It will also create better opportunities for us to make smarter and more effective balance changes.
We are still evaluating feedback we gathered on these changes from the PTS, but we also welcome your thoughts on how different weapons and builds feel after today’s update so that we can make additional adjustments in the future.
Alien Blaster: Damage increased by 30%.
Legendary Weapons: The Assassin’s legendary attribute now applies its bonus damage to human NPCs.
Secret Service Armor: Plans for Light and Ultra-Light Limb Mods for Secret Service Armor have been added, and they are now purchasable from Regs in Vault 79.
Shishkebab: Now deals Fire damage instead of Energy damage.
Modern Renegade: Increased Modern Renegade’s chance to cripple limbs from 2%/3%/4% to 4%/8%/12%.
Tank Killer: Pistols now benefit from the Tank Killer Perk Card.
Public Teams: We’ve renamed the “Building” team to “Casual” and removed the Casual team bonus. In its place, we’ve added a “Daily Ops” team type, which offers bonus XP for completing Daily Ops (+25% bonus XP to start, +100% bonus XP for a fully bonded team).
We did this in part because it is not possible to build in Public Teammates’ C.A.M.P.s., and partly because most players were using the Building team the way we had intended Casual to be used anyway.
Removing the Casual team option, it made room for us to add the new Daily Ops team type, which we feel players will find more useful following today’s update.
Vault 94: Is now accessible during world exploration in Adventure Mode and Private Worlds.
Vault 51: We’ve added a new no-C.A.M.P. zone around Vault 51’s exterior in preparation for future content.
Art & Graphics
Apparel: Underarmors no longer clip through Chally the Moo-Moo Outfits.
Emotes: While equipped, Grognak’s Battlecry Emote now correctly displays its icon in the Emote Wheel.
Headwear: Extreme facial features no longer clip through the Ghillie Suit Hood’s facemask.
Lighting: Corrected lighting issues affecting the inside of the Charleston Capitol Building.
Lighting: Corrected lighting issues that were affecting building interiors in Morgantown Trainyard.
Loot Bags: Fixed an issue with the Vault-Tec Duffel Bag model that made it difficult to interact with.
Weapons: Fixed additional issues that could cause clipping when reloading a Handmade Rifle with the Screaming Eagle paint.
C.A.M.P. and Workshops
Ammo Converter: Attempting to sell 40mm Grenade Rounds no longer results in a “Transaction Failed!” error.
Blood Eagle Nest: Allies can now enter and exit the Blood Eagle Nest more easily.
Blueprints: The “Select” option in the Blueprint menu now correctly appears greyed out when the player is not currently highlighting an object.
C.A.M.P.: Resources generated by objects like the Collectron, Fertilizer Producer, and etc. are now stored in the player’s Stash or Scrapbox if they move C.A.M.P. locations before collecting them.
C.A.M.P.: Fixed an issue that could prevent Fast Travel to another player’s C.A.M.P. if the C.A.M.P. owner had the Future-Tec C.A.M.P. skin equipped.
Camp Fires: Objects that can only be placed in dirt can no longer be built on a Camp Fire.
Communist Bunker: Objects placed on the floor of the Communist Bunker no longer appear to float.
Communist Bunker: The interior walls of the Communist Bunker are now hexagonal rather than cylindrical to help players more easily place wall décor.
Communist Bunker: The building requirements for the Communist Bunker now correctly call for Concrete instead of Asbestos.
Communist Fence: Added an alternate version of the Communist Fence that can be freely placed without needing to snap to other objects.
Displays: Wall Weapon Racks can now be correctly snapped to Walls.
Exploit: Items can no longer be stacked on objects that are in disrepair.
Exploit: Fixed an exploit allowing players to build Workshop Ammunition Factories in their C.A.M.P.s.
Please note: As a result of this fix, C.A.M.P.s and Blueprints that contain a Workshop Ammo Factory are now invalid and can no longer be placed.
Players will also receive a notification that their C.A.M.P. or Blueprint cannot be placed if it contains a Workshop Ammo Factory.
Exploit: Addressed a C.A.M.P. budget exploit related to Generators.
Floors: Farmable Dirt Tiles can no longer be replaced by other floor types.
Floor Décor: The Standing Taxidermy Gorilla Plan now correctly unlocks the Standing Gorilla instead of the sitting version, and vice versa.
Floor Décor: The Standing and Sitting Taxidermy Gorillas now correctly display their destroyed states when they are in disrepair.
Fusion Generator: When scrapped, Fusion Generators now correctly return Aluminum, Copper, and Rubber.
Log Cabin: Players can now correctly place items in the window of the Log Cabin.
Rain Water Collector: No longer becomes invisible when destroyed.
Daily: Scrapping Fertilizer now correctly progresses the “Collect Fertilizer” subchallenge for the “Gather Building Supplies” Daily Challenge.
Death & Respawn
Ash & Goo Piles: Players now die immediately when turned into an Ash or Goo Pile, rather than entering the “down but not out” state.
Respawn: Implemented a fix to reduce cases where players could become unable to respawn after being killed during an event or in an interior.
Please Note: This fix may not address all situations that can cause this issue to occur, but it should help, and we are continuing to work on a more complete fix.
Scorchbeast Queen: The Scorchbeast Queen’s wings can now be crippled to cause her to land, and her legs can be crippled to slightly reduce her rotation speed.
Aid: Fixed an issue in which players were unable to die from Radiation damage while affected by +Max Health buffs, like those offered by Buffout, Bufftats, and Psychobuff.
Aid: Mud Cookie, Swamp Tofu, and all Omelette Recipes no longer incorrectly appear in the Cooking Station’s Meat category.
Aid: Seared Venison with Berries and Cranberry Meatball Grinder now correctly appear in the Cooking Station’s Meat category, and will now progress the “Cook a Meat-Based Meal” Daily Challenge.
Alien Blaster: Players can now correctly switch back to the Standard Grip mod after applying the Sharpshooter Grip.
Armor: The Pocketed Mod for the Raider Chest Piece no longer incorrectly grants more carry capacity than the Deep Pocketed Mod.
Exploit: Addressed an exploit in which players could intentionally double the stat bonus offered by Unyielding Armors.
Fireworks: Equipping Fireworks no longer causes players to reload much faster than intended.
Gatling Gun: Erroneous “Crafting item unlocked” notifications no longer appear when scrapping Gatling Guns.
Loot: Enemies that drop contextual ammo can now correctly drop Arrows, Crossbow Bolts, .38 rounds, 40mm Grenade Rounds, Ultracite Plasma Cartridges, and Ultracite 2mm Electromagnetic Cartridges instead of random ammo when players kill them with the appropriate weapons.
Power Armor: Fixed an issue in which Power Armor with the Junkyard Paint was not providing the correct amount of Radiation Resistance.
Shotguns: Fixed an issue affecting Suppressor Shotgun Mods that could cause the weapon’s range value to be negative.
Underarmor: Secret Service Underarmor Lining Mods can now be correctly applied to Camo Secret Service Underarmor.
Underarmor: Fixed an issue that allowed players to craft the Camo Secret Service Underarmor without knowing the Secret Service Underarmor Recipe.
General: Players can now correctly acquire more than one Mutation in a given play session.
Speed Demon: Fixed an issue that reduced Stimpak healing while under the effects of the Speed Demon Mutation.
Critters: Now cap at level 5 and can no longer spawn as legendary.
Fishbones: No longer flees from nearby hostiles at Ohio River Adventures.
Performance and Stability
Client Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Pip-Boy.
Client Stability: Improved client stability on Xbox One when players sign out of their profiles during active gameplay.
Performance: Fixed an issue with the Tesla Rifle that could result in poor framerates for nearby players.
Server Stability: Addressed multiple issues that could result in a server crash during normal gameplay.
Server Stability: Addressed a server crash that could occur during Nuclear Winter matches.
Server Stability: Addressed a server crash related to player Vending Machines.
Server Performance: Addressed an issue that could cause a “Waiting for response from server” message to appear after using a nuke keypad.
Class Freak: Fixed an issue that caused some Mutations to not interact correctly with the Class Freak Perk Card.
Concentrated Fire: Rank 3 of the Concentrated Fire Perk no longer causes the chance-to-hit in V.A.T.S. to suddenly jump to 95% when using an automatic weapon.
Quests and Events
A Colossal Problem: Players will no longer receive the MIRV Frag Grenade Plan multiple times after completing the event.
A Colossal Problem: Fixed an issue where equipping certain types of thrown explosives caused Wendigo spawns to drop random ammo on death.
An Ounce of Prevention: Further addressed an issue that could block quest progression when attempting to analyze the Ghoul Blood Sample.
Primal Cuts: Quest targets will now appear on all Prime Beasts, instead of only on the last few, which will help players track down any wayward Beasts.
Primal Cuts: During the final wave of Prime Beasts, players are now only required to kill the boss to complete the event.
Vital Equipment: Fixed an issue in which a player could complete Vital Equipment multiple times per day if they already had one of the quest items in their inventory.
C.A.M.P.: Sound effects now play after use the “Repair All Items” option in C.A.M.P.
Music: The music volume in the Atomic Shop no longer reverts to its default setting when the first song finishes playing.
Controls: Fixed an issue that could prevent the quick-heal button from working properly after switching game modes.
Controls: Fixed an issue that could cause the controls to become unresponsive when opening the Social Menu under certain conditions.
Damage Numbers: Grenades and Mines now correctly display damage numbers when they hit enemies.
Item Transfer: Fixed an issue that could cause items to be transferred from unintended inventory categories when spamming the transfer button.
Notifications: Reduced the size of Season rank progress bars and rank-up notifications so that they take up less space on the screen.
Notifications: The “Challenge Complete” flyout notification is now correctly translated in non-English versions of the game.
Notifications: S.C.O.R.E. rank-up progress and reward notifications now correctly appear to players who are wearing Power Armor.
Notifications: Purchasing multiple rank-ups using Atoms and then leaving the Season board no longer causes the S.C.O.R.E. meter to progress very slowly or rank-up sound effects to loop repeatedly.
General: The following locations can now be accessed at all times, and attempting to enter them no longer sometimes displays a “Location available at a later date” error.
Arktos Pharma Biome Lab
Eta Psi House
Van Lowe Taxidermy
Fort Defiance: The No C.A.M.P. zone at Fort Defiance has been expanded to include the road in front of Allegheny Asylum to resolve an exploit affecting enemy spawns during the Line in the Sand event.
Once the official notes with the balance changes are released, we’ll update the post to reflect it.
Update: We’ve updated the post to reflect the official patch notes.
Fallout 76 Update 1.43 September 15 Ushers in Season 2, One Wasteland
Bethesda has taken the Fallout 76 servers offline, and it’s to roll out the Fallout 76 update 1.43 September 15 patch, which brings the Season 2, One Wasteland, Daily Ops! This is called Update 22, and includes bug fixes and other improvements.
Fallout 76 Update 1.43 September 15 patch notes:
INTRODUCING THE “ARMOR ACE” S.C.O.R.E.BOARD
When Season 2 arrives, it will bring the new “Armor Ace” S.C.O.R.E.board to Fallout 76. You’ll join Armor Ace and the Power Patrol in their march of freedom against the dreaded Subjugator and his army of Red Viper minions. Help lead the charge against the oppressive Vipers and fight for Liberty as you rank up over the following 10-weeks. With each rank you achieve, you will unlock new rewards, like themed cosmetics, C.A.M.P. items, in-game currencies, Perk Card Packs, and more. Before we take a closer look at the new rewards, there are a few changes we’re making for Season 2 that we’d like to share with you.
ADJUSTMENTS FOR SEASON 2
This Season, we’re making a few adjustments that you may want to keep in mind before you join the fight to crush the Red Vipers. First, rank-ups will be purchasable immediately, so those who would like to rank up using Atoms can do so the same day that the Season begins. Next, we’re adding a number of last Season’s rewards, like Lunchboxes, the Ammo Converter, and Chicken Coop, among others, to Gold Bullion vendors. This will give players who missed these items during The Legendary Run another chance to snatch them up.
Additionally, we’re implementing some new Dailies and Weeklies, like Daily Ops themed Challenges, to offer you even more day-to-day variety as you progress through the Season. We’ve also been reading feedback from players who don’t have quite as much time to play each day as they would like. As a result, we’re planning to add some more Weeklies to the Challenge lineup so that players have more flexibility to rank up on their own schedules. Finally, Double S.C.O.R.E. events are also going to make a comeback. There will be several Double S.C.O.R.E. events throughout the Season, and each will offer you the ability to rake in twice as much S.C.O.R.E. from your Daily Challenges for a short time.
A PLATOON OF NEW REWARDS
As with The Legendary Run, there will be 100 ranks for you to achieve during our second Season, each featuring a different reward for the taking. This time, we’re adding a host of brand-new cosmetics, including Armor Ace Power Armors, Red Viper Armors, weapon skins, a Greenhouse Building set for those of you with a penchant for plants, and even some leisurely activities for your C.A.M.P. visitors to enjoy, like the Foosball Table and the Armor Ace Shooting Gallery. Here’s a look at just a few of the items that will be up for grabs:
In addition, in-game currencies, like Atoms, Scrip, Gold Bullion, and Caps are all returning as rank-up rewards. Perk Card Packs will also come in handy for those of you who plan to equip and upgrade Legendary Perks after Update 22 arrives. We’re even experimenting with some new rank-up rewards, like Vintage Nukashine and Nuclear Keycards.
Once the official notes with the balance changes are released, we’ll update the post to reflect it.
PS 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, PAX Online, NVIDIA 3000 Series, And Borderlands 3 Skewedcast
09.15.2020 10:00:13 With Justin away this week; Gareth and Michael at Skewed and Reviewed discuss the new Multiplay Modes for the pending Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. They then look at the rumors that Sony will not reveal a price or release date at the Playstation event this week as well as PAX Online, Borderlands 3, and NVIDIA.
Best Curved Gaming Monitor 2020: Curved Monitors Designed for PC Gaming
09.14.2020 19:00:10 Curved gaming monitors might seem like a gimmick compared to flat-screen displays that work plenty fine, but there are some real advantages to them. With a screen that wraps around your field of view, you can see more of the display at a glance and reducing the need to shift your focus to different parts of the screen. On top of reducing eye strain, a curved monitor creates a more immersive, distortion-free viewing experience.
We completed hours of hands-on (or eyes-on) testing with a huge collection of curved gaming monitors, ranging in size from 27" up to a massive, (ultra-)ultrawide 49" model. Based on our testing and consideration of price, features, and performance, here are our picks for the best curved gaming monitors.
TL;DR – These are the Best Curved Gaming Monitors:
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If you're after a great gaming monitor, you might as well get the best, and this one is brand-spanking new with high-end specs to prove it. Gigabyte's Aorus CV27Q boasts a 2,560 x 1,440 VA panel to deliver an exceptional contrast ratio while hitting a refresh rate up to 165Hz. When you're not maxing out the frame rate, you'll benefit from AMD FreeSync 2 support.
This display's 27-inch panel and 1440p resolution is a sweet spot for gaming, where you'll get sharp visuals that can help you pick out enemies in games while also being able to push high frame rates much easier than with 4K. The Aorus CV27Q is also impressively bright at 400 nits and colorful with 122% coverage of the sRGB color space and even 90% of the DCI-P3 space.
2. Gigabyte G32QC
Best Budget Curved Gaming Monitor
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Gigabyte's G32QC sneaks under the radar by having a shockingly low price for everything it offers. At a good deal under $400, the Gigabyte G32QC is offering up a sweet amalgam of high resolution, fast refresh rate, low response time, and more premium features. This display delivers a 1440p resolution across 32 inches, and can run at up to 165Hz, giving you sharp, smooth gaming that's aided along by FreeSync Premium Pro.
If that wasn't already making the visuals good enough, then the DisplayHDR 400 sure helps, as does the high coverage of the sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. Rounding out the already impressive package is an adjustable stand, 100x100 VESA mount support, and USB pass-through.
3. AOC C27G2
Ultra Cheap Curved Gaming Monitor
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Curved gaming monitors can actually be perfectly affordable, as AOC has shown us more than once now. The AOC C27G2 follows up on its predecessor, the AOC C27G1 (read our review). It takes much of what we liked about the original and goes a little bit further. The curvature of the display is tighter, and it can now run at a refresh rate up to 165Hz – a tidy jump over its 144Hz predecessor.
You're still getting a simple, 1080p resolution, but that makes it that much easier to drive at higher frame rates. And, you can enjoy clean frames with FreeSync support.
4. LG UltraGear 34GN850-B
Best Curved G-Sync Gaming Monitor
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If you're going curved, you may as well go big as well. That'll let the display really wrap around your field of view for extra immersion.The LG UltraGear 34GN850-B does just that with its 34-inch display, and it will work extra well with Nvidia graphics cards thanks to G-Sync support.
The display itself is a strong option for gamers that love the meeting point between visual quality and performance, as it features a sharp 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. The display's 10-bit color depth and 440-nit peak brightness also add up to some HDR potential in games and other media.
5. MSI Optix MPG341CQRV
Best Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor
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If you need a big, curved monitor with FreeSync support, the MSI Optix MPG341CQRV is the one. This 34-inch display has a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio that's just as good for playing games as it is for watching films without big annoying letterboxes. The 400-nit brightness and 3,000:1 contrast ratio will also offer great visual quality.
The display can hit 120Hz and deliver a 1ms response time, making it ready for serious gaming. And, FreeSync will make it easier for you to enjoy games that take too much horsepower for your computer to run at full speed. The monitor also has a webcam built in that can automatically change display settings for different users.
6. Gigabyte G34WQC
Best G-Sync Compatible Curved Gaming Monitor
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The Gigabyte G34WQC is offering a lot for its price. It only costs $400, but you're getting a chunky, 34-inch display with a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution stretched out over a 21:9 aspect ratio that will help fill your field of view. This display will drive home cinematic content and give your games that extra bit of immersion as it curves around your desk.
The VA panel gets bright enough for this display to have earned VESA's DisplayHDR 400 certification, and that combined with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio should make for some decent viewing. When you're gaming, it'll get even better thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate paired with FreeSync Premium support and G-Sync compatibility.
7. Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor
Best Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor
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You can get the big-screen, ultra-wide, curved experience from Dell with some serious polish in the Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3420DW), a follow up to the AW3418DW (read out review). It offers a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and a crisp 3,440 x 1,440 resolution. Your games and films will look sharp and fill your vision. It's all the better when it comes to color, as the display covers an impressive 98% of the DCI-P3 color space.
The Alienware AW3420DW has the specs you need for gaming with a 120Hz refresh rate and G-Sync. It also keeps a fast 2ms response time to ensure your visuals remain clear even as the action gets intense.
8. Samsung CRG9
Best Ultra-Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor
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If you want to go wide, why not go ultra-wide? The Samsung CRG9 (see our review) is designed to cover virtually every inch of your desk in screen-space. It has a 49-inch display spread out in a 32:9 aspect ratio, effectively giving you two 1440p monitors without the drawback of having any bezels splitting the two up.
On top of the extreme size and sharpness of this monitor, you're getting a richly colorful VA panel with a high peak brightness and strong contrast ratio. That'll combine for some strong HDR performance for a gaming monitor, and the 120Hz refresh rate will ensure your gaming looks smooth.
9. MSI Optix MAG301CR
Best Curved Gaming Monitor for Esports
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MSI has esports gamers needing a big, curved display covered with the Optix MAG301CR. This gaming monitor provides a wonderfully wide picture at a 30 inches with a 21:9 aspect ratio, giving you more room to spread out HUD elements and see what's happening in your periphery. It's not just the size of the display that'll help though, as this monitor also supports up to a 200Hz refresh rate, giving you the edge that higher frame rates can provide.
You'll be able to take advantage of those high refresh rates over DisplayPort or UBS-C, though an HDMI connection can still let you hit 180Hz. Modest GPUs should be able to manage those high frame rates too, as the display's 2,560 x 1,080 resolution won't be as hard to drive as a QHD or higher resolution. Plus, FreeSync will help prevent screen tearing. Though this monitor also boasts a wide color gamut, don't read too much into MSI's "HDR Ready" label, as the screen brightness here only maxes out at 300-nits As a little bonus, this monitor also has USB pass-through, letting plug in peripherals directly into the monitor for a tidier setup.
10. Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ
Best HDR Curved Gaming Monitor
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Of all the best gaming tech of 2019, the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ still stands out in 2020. That's because there's a lot going on behind its 35-inch, curved display. It comes at a premium, but that's stands to reason for a massive 3,440 x 1,440 display offering G-Sync Ultimate and a 200Hz refresh rate, the fastest on this list.
This monitor isn't just the fastest but also the brightest. The display uses 512 local dimming zones to dramatically boost its contrast ratio while hitting a dazzling 1,000-nit peak brightness. That earns it DisplayHDR 1000 certification. This monitor will be great for just about anything you want to throw at it, but we wouldn't stand for less from a monitor that costs well over $2,000.
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09.14.2020 19:00:10 Jacob S. from Link Cable Gaming writes: "Not only does Rayman: Origins stay true to the franchises roots, but also adds its own unique features to help make its way to modern-day consoles."
Remember that Battlefield 6 (or Battlefield 3 Remaster) “teaser” bit we got last week? Well, I’m here to be the bearer of bad news. It seems that was something a fan cooked up and nothing more.
Over on Twitter, the “TEET” account tweeted a message today admitting that the account and the tweet are fan-made and nothing more. The person who owns the Twitter account has apologized to fans and even to DICE Senior Designer Niklas Astrand for having him get roped in.
Astrand himself tweeted about this today as well, which you can see below the original tweet, where he says:
Starting to feel my dear TEEET got hijacked and forced to be something it was never intended to be. It was and should forever be a Babel EE meme created by you – the BF community.
Never forget this. No matter what you may hear in recent videos.
I’ll let it rest for a while…
Sorry, Battlefield fans! It seems we’re back to square one! Hopefully, we’ll get a tease or something for the next Battlefield game soon. This proves that the community is so thirsty for any Battlefield-related announcements that we’ll jump at the chance at anything, which is both a testament to the community and the people passionate about the franchise.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any developments regarding Battlefield 6 or any new announcements regarding the franchise.
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure a fun gaming environment. No racist or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for any game please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible GUID here: "Server Vistors Complaint". Just give as many details as you can remember such as what the player was doing/saying. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by any of a number of different cheat tools at any given time including; VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, ggc-stream.com, metabans, pbscreens.com and punkbuster, depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to the appropriate cheat tracker and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID, PB GUID or EA GUID depending on the game and website.
When available we also offer ways for players, in-game, to contact admins to report bad behavior. These come in the form of game server plugins. Players will, if the server has the option available, have the option to report a player using, @report [player] [reason] or @admin [reason] to call an admin to the server. If an admin doesn't respond in a timely manner, please use the @report option so we can follow up on it later or use "Server Vistors Complaint" as mentioned above. If an admin is not available, we also try to give the players the opportunity to use @votekick [player] or @voteban [player] [reason]. This allows the guests to our server the ability to kick or temporarily ban a player who is breaking rules.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
Ribbons(Hover over information icon for description)
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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