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The best Steam Autumn sales for Black Friday 2019

Published: 29/Nov/2019 19:14

by Scott Robertson

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Valve has listed several noteworthy game titles for sale during their 2019 Autumn Sale. Here’s a peek at some of the best deals and most interesting games that are available at a discounted price.

It’s Black Friday, and you’re likely feeling the effects of your own gluttony from the previous day’s Thanksgiving meal. But rather than forcing yourself to wake up from a self-induced food coma only to risk life and limb duking it out for a discounted plasma screen TV, there’s a safer option to get deals today.

Valve is currently in the midst of another one of its notorious sales, this time being the Autumn Sale going on from November 26 to December 3. So instead of buying something you don’t need at a store, you can stay at home and buy something you don’t need.

No Man’s Sky – Was $60, now $30

Hello Games

What was once the poster child for false promises from a developer has now become a prominent example of the belief that any game can be salvaged and saved. No Man’s Sky released in 2016 to a crowd of exceptionally disappointed fans. Repetitive gameplay, a glaring lack of features, and expectations beyond Hello Games’ control plagued the outer space exploration game’s release.

But everyone loves a comeback story, even gamers. Over the past couple of years, the developers committed to their title, releasing numerous massive free updates to fix what was broken and build upon it. That change is reflected in the Steam reviews, as No Man’s Sky has received Very Positive reviews in recent times.

As the price has been halved for this sale, Hello Games have released their eighth free update on Thanksgiving Day, titled Synthesis. Despite No Man Sky’s dicey launch, it’s corrected its course mid-flight thanks to its dedicated flight crew.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Was $60, now $39

FromSoftware

For fans of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order who are perhaps already looking for an even greater challenge, they would find great interest in a game that Fallen Order’s combat system was inspired by.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game of the year contender that is not for the faint of heart or easily frustrated. Developed by FromSoftware, famed for the difficult Dark Souls franchise, the world of Sekiro is rich in lore and beautiful imagery, and inhabited with dangerous foes.

While Dark Souls gifted players the option of choosing a weapon and style that suits them, Sekiro forces you to master the blade, as well as the blocking and parrying techniques necessary to defeat its legendary bosses.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition – Was $60, now $15

Warner Bros.

The amount of content provided for this price is a splendid deal regardless, but that deal is even more valuable when you consider how immersive and grand Shadow of War is.

The series is famous for its Nemesis system, a unique hierarchy of Orc captains and warchiefs procedurally generated with their own strengths and weaknesses, and their own allies and rivals. Shadow of War builds on this system with Fortresses, menacing strongholds that give the player numerous options on how to dismantle them.

Fans of Assassin’s Creed and the Batman: Arkham series will feel right at home with the combat, and fantasy fans will enjoy a massive, beautiful world filled with Orcs to terrify.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Was $40, still $40, still worth it

Microsoft

While not on sale, only $40 for re-released versions of six incredible Halo games for the PC is a fantastic deal. 

Microsoft announced in March of this year that the Master Chief Collection would be coming to the PC in 2019, and fans were surprised to see it coming to Steam in addition to the Microsoft store. The Collection will released for PC in installments, in chronological order, meaning Halo Reach will release first on December 3.

To celebrate the arrival to Steam, Valve announced a sticker pack for CSGO commemorating the legendary Halo franchise. While there’s no sale discount available for the MCC, players who pre-purchase the Collection and play it will receive a CSGO music pack featuring the iconic Halo soundtrack.

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How to get the Mask of Bakris Exotic helmet in Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:52

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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The Mask of Bakris is an incredibly useful Exotic helmet in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, but it can be somewhat tricky to get. If you want to know how to get it, and why we think you should, here’s everything you need to know.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is filled with all kinds of hidden secrets and treasures. However, none are more compelling than Exotic weapons and armor, each with a unique set of perks and stats.

Some Exotics have generated a lot of hype lately, including Cloudstrike and The Lament. Now, The Mask of Bakris has joined the fray because it has a handy ability that lets you hide from enemies.

Mask of Bakris Destiny 2 Beyond Light
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The Mask of Bakris might take a bit of time to get, but it’s definitely worth it.

The Mask of Bakris: Exotic Perks

The Mask of Bakris looks fantastic and has decent stats. However, the biggest drawcard is a unique attribute called the Light Shift perk. In essence, when players have the mask equipped, it will make them shift instead of dodging.

Shifting is faster and has better range, and it also partially cloaks players and increases damage dealt with Arc weapons. It’s a pretty significant upgrade, especially considering how often it can be used.

However, it’s particularly advantageous in areas filled with countless enemies since it lets players avoid detection and even launch an ambush. Destiny 2: Beyond Light has some challenging missions. Fortunately, this perk can make them a whole lot easier.

Mask of Bakris Destiny 2 Beyond Light
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The Mask of Bakris is one of the most useful Exotics in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

How to get the Mask of Bakris Exotic helmet in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

The Mask of Bakris can be somewhat tricky to get. It’s a bit of a grind, which requires time and patience. It also has a couple of prerequisites.

  • First of all, it’s not available every day, so you’ll need to make sure you’ve set out to get it on one of the correct days.
  • Second, it’s only available when playing through higher-level sectors, so you’ll need to have a skill level above 1200.
  • Third, you’ll need to finish all the missions by yourself. Otherwise, you’ll receive Enhancement Cores instead.

If you’ve got all of the prerequisites down pat, the easiest way to snag the Mask of Bakris is to grind through Lost Sectors on Europa. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you can also do EDZ at either 1250 Legend or 1280 Master level.

Either way, it doesn’t matter which method you choose. You’ll have to battle against some tough enemies, including ones that can kill you very quickly. For that reason, make sure you’re decked out in top-tier gear before giving it a go.

Unfortunately, there’s also an element of chance. If you’re lucky, you might unlock the Mask of Bakris in your first attempt. However, it’s more likely that you’ll need to repeat the missions once a day for several days until you finally get it.

Mask of Bakris Destiny 2 Beyond Light
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Destiny 2: Beyond Light players will need to return to Lost Sectors on Europa to obtain the Mask of Bakris.

Keep the faith, though. It will drop eventually, and then you’ll be able to enjoy the spoils.

And with that, you’ll know exactly how to get the Mask of Bakris and why it’s worth the grind. It’s definitely one of the more useful Exotics to have.