Gaming

How to find & beat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact: best strategy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:56 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 13:41

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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If you’re not prepared, Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact can mess your day up. They’re enormous, intimidating, and shoot homing missiles at you to boot. So, how do you defeat them? We’ve got everything you need to know so you can get the upper hand on these ruthless giants.

Genshin Impact is the latest craze to sweep 2020 by storm. First, we had Fall Guys, then Among Us, and now it’s miHoYo’s free-to-play action role-playing title. Fans are transported to the realm of Teyvat where they meet a whole host of characters who they can recruit to their team via gacha mechanics using real money.

The game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its design, with players exploring its vast open-world to discover new locations, defeat enemies, find treasure, and more. One such foe you’ll encounter is the Ruin Guard – a scary-looking mechanical monster who can cause devastation if you don’t know what you’re doing. But that’s where we come in to help.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

Where to find Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

If you haven’t come across one on your travels yet, you’re lucky – they’re terrifying. It’s self-explanatory, but they can be found guarding ruins and treasure. This means if you want to get your hands on the goods, you’ve got to go through them first! Their loot can be pretty good though, so if you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth seeking them out.

The first Guard you’ll probably find yourself up against is the one at the Thousand Winds Temple in Mondstadt. The RPG’s story takes you there in the first couple of hours, so you don’t need to go out of your way to find it.

Once you’ve conquered that one, there’s another at Brightcrown Canyon – which is on the northeast coast of Cider Lake – and also one in the Stombearer Mountains. There are likely more in other regions of the world, but they’ve not been discovered yet at the time of writing.

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Amber is one of the characters you should use to defeat Ruin Guards.

How to defeat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

So, you’ve found yourself in a Guard’s path, whether that’s deliberately or not. It locks eyes with you, and starts to chase you down, sending homing missiles your way as you try and dodge the carnage… What do you do?! There’s actually a specific method to the madness, but we suggest you’re at least level 18 before taking it on.

If you look at the giant’s head, you’ll see a glowing orange eye – that’s where you want to strike. There’s also a similar area on its back as well, which is revealed when it stops to ready the explosives it sends your way. In this case, you’ll want to play as an archer character to make hitting those critical spots a lot easier.

Amber is great for this, and you get her early on in the main story campaign so there’s no worries about not having someone on hand who can wield a bow and arrow. Fischl and Venti can also be used if you’ve been lucky enough to recruit them via the Wish mechanic.

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Ruin Guards put up a fight, so make sure you’re stocked up with healing items.

Once you’ve struck the monster at its weak points enough times, it’ll fall to the ground and this is when you’ll want to switch to a melee fighter and hack away at it with your sword or claymore. It’s also a good opportunity to unleash special attacks for maximum damage.

Do this enough times, and you’ll eventually win the battle. A nearby treasure chest will unlock too, handing you some sweet items as a reward. The mechanical beast might seem intimidating, but with some patience and a good battle strategy, you’ll soon reign victorious.

Fortnite

How to get Man City Fortnite skin early: FaZe City Cup Kickoff set

Published: 19/Jan/2021 15:14 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 15:36

by David Purcell

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A brand new Fortnite Battle Royale tournament is on the horizon for players, the FaZe City Cup, and top performers will have a chance to unlock brand new Manchester City football skins in-game. 

In what’s been described as a continuation of a “groundbreaking” partnership between esports org and former Premier League champions, a new tournament is coming soon to the battle royale game.

The news was announced on January 19, with exciting rewards up for grabs. This will no doubt be a draw for fans of English football, but a broader audience as well. On top of the Man City offerings, it’s also been confirmed that those who unlock this exclusive skin can rotate it out for a number of other club shirts – from a selection of partners.

So, let’s take a look at everything we know about the event, and how to get your hands on those elusive Man City x FaZe Clan skins.

How to get Fortnite Kickoff skins

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The FaZe City Cup is coming soon in Fortnite.

The selection of football skins will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop from January 23, to purchase. There will also be a new ‘Fancy Footwork’ emote included in the set, which can be bought or unlocked by playing in the newly announced competition.

Though, if you would like to get them early, you’re going to have to work for it. Just like previous collaborations with Epic Games, such as Samsung in the past, players will have to earn their spot in the top 100 of a competitive Duos event to grab them. That means, of course, that just 50 Duos will be granted early access.

When is the FaZe City Cup in Fortnite?

The FaZe City Cup in Fortnite is set to start up on January 21, and will be a one-off event.

This is the first competitive tournament set up as part of this relationship between Manchester City and FaZe Clan, and it seems as if both parties are really looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

“The FaZe City Cup featuring Fortnite is an important illustration of our groundbreaking partnership with Manchester City,” says FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink. “Alongside Manchester City, we are thrilled to be a part of a competitive tournament in Fortnite. We look forward to building this tournament and producing more entertaining competitions in the future.”

Nuria Tarre, Chief Marketing Officer at City Football Group, said: “The FaZe City Cup featuring Fortnite is an exciting first for the club in one of the most popular gaming titles globally and we hope fans worldwide will get involved in the competition and wear their Manchester City outfits in-game with pride.”

Fortnite Kickoff set explained

The set allows players to choose which kit they would like to wear, from a selection of partner clubs. Once unlocked, according to Epic Games, you can choose from the following clubs:

  • Manchester City FC
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Inter Milan
  • AS Roma
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Atlanta United
  • Los Angeles FC
  • Santos FC
  • Wolves
  • West Ham United FC
  • Sevilla FC
  • Sporting CP
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • FC Schalke 04
  • VFL Wolfsburg
  • Rangers FC
  • Celtic FC
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Melbourne City FC
  • Sydney FC
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • EC Bahia

There will also be a Pele emote, celebrating the Brazilian legend’s iconic celebration by jumping in the air and punching his fist out.

Who is competing?

Players are being encouraged to sign up for the competition, and if you’re one of those people, be warned. Some top players will be competing on January 21.

In a press release it was confirmed that both FaZe Mongraal and FaZe Nate Hill will be taking part. Those who have seen these two play the game before will know they’re top builders, and certainly will provide stiff competition.