Gaming

How to fix PS5 fan noise with one simple DIY tip

Published: 21/Nov/2020 16:46 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 18:05

by Marco Rizzo

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PlayStation consoles are not unfamiliar with fan problems and the latest generation is no different, as some users are reporting loud fan noises on the PS5.

Since its release, the PlayStation 5 has been one of the most sought after items of 2020. Retailers have been struggling to keep units in stock, meaning that any malfunction could mean waiting weeks before receiving a replacement console.

Unfortunately, a large number of users have been reporting some unnaturally loud noises coming from within their PS5.

Sony had made a point of delivering a quieter console for its new generation, especially as the PS4 famously struggled to keep the noise levels down by the end of its tenure.

How to remove sticker to fix PS5 fan noise

Supercell’s own Frank Keienburg was having a problem with his new PS5, reporting a loud fan noise that “can be heard in the whole apartment”  coming from within the unit. The noise had been present since the first time he booted up the console. The initial thought was that the fan had somehow broken down.

Seeing as there was no chance that the retailer could replace it in a reasonable amount of time, he decided to take matters into his own hands and fix the problem himself.

Frank opened up the console and checked for coil whining, after ruling out electrical problems he opened the fan case.

After inspecting the area he noticed a label inside the fan case, it had come loose and was getting in the way of the fan, causing the incredibly loud sound.

PS5 loose label
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Fortunately, the problem was only caused by a sticker

While the function of the blank label is still unknown, the mystery of the noise was solved. Upon the removal of the sticker, the console became as quiet as Sony promised.

The loose label might not be the cause for every PS5 with noise problems but it is nice to see that some of these cases can be easily solved at home.

Users are reporting issues with the new consoles with problems ranging from game crashes to broken rest modes, making the release of the new generation as chaotic as previous ones.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War players demand change to controversial camo challenge

Published: 1/Dec/2020 22:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players are calling on Treyarch to revamp one of the camo challenges in Black Ops Cold War, Policia, because it relies too heavily on their opponents’ actions.

Anyone who plays Call of Duty should be familiar with camo challenges – weapon skins that are unlocked as players complete certain tasks. These normally range from scoring a certain amount of headshots, picking up double kills, or just simply fragging out.

However, while the community generally loves completing these challenges, there is one in Black Ops Cold War that players are demanding get changed: the science category.

These skins require players to get kills on enemies who are “taking cover from you in multiplayer”; the final unlock in the category, Policia, requires fifty of these kills.

Black Ops Cold War Checkmate
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Shooting enemies behind cover is a major drag for some players.

Given the fact that you need your opponents to behave in the exact way you need them to and get behind cover as you kill them, completing this challenge can be a massive chore. So much so that players are calling for Treyarch to change it.

“I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge?” Redditor Dementor8919 asked. “I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you.”

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from blackopscoldwar

Others agreed and remarked how previous Black Ops games had better challenges.

“Remember the good old days where you had to get hip fire kills?” one user reminisced. “At least there ain’t a camo challenge where you have to get 100 kills whilst being prone, just imagine the camping.”

“Yes please change this! Whoever decided to make this challenge should actually try doing this…it is a pain. Why would they make a challenge where you have no control over it?” another chimed in.

Taking cover in Black Ops Cold War
Activision
Will Treyarch change up the camo requirements?

The original post itself ended up getting a lot of traction with over 4,000 up-votes on the site and even earned Reddit awards from users who would also like the camo’s requirements to be tweaked.

So far Treyarch has yet to respond to the post or make any mention of plans to change it, but hopefully, they end up figuring out a method of making the camos more appealing for BOCW players to try and unlock.

Also, if you need help completing any of the gun skin challenges, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon camo guide, which also includes all the steps needed for gold, diamond, and Dark Matter Ultra.