Genshin Impact

Game-breaking Genshin Impact exploit adds 5 players to a party

Published: 30/Oct/2020 11:00

by James Busby


Genshin Impact’s party dynamic is arguably the game’s best feature, so having the ability to add yet another character to the mix is a bonus for any player. Find out how you can use this game-changing bug to quickly defeat Teyvat hardiest foes.  

Being able to effortlessly switch between different units and unleash their strongest elemental attacks is what makes Genshin Impact’s combat so satisfying. Elemental combos not only increase your party’s DPS, they also look incredibly cool when synergized together. While you can take down the Genshin Impact’s Hilichurl camps and bosses with just four units, we’d be lying if we didn’t want to add another companion to the mix. 

So far, miHoYo has only allowed up to four units to be selected when creating a party. However, one savvy player has managed to find a way in which up to five characters can be switched between. This essentially means you can unleash more elemental combos and take down your enemies in record-breaking time. You can find out how to replicate this damage-boosting exploit in our handy guide below.

How to add five characters to your Genshin Impact roster

Reddit user, FaydeCSGO posted the video above explaining how players can add five characters to their Genshin Impact roster. While the game does allow you to have up to five characters in certain story-related dungeons, you can’t have a fifth member at all times. Fortunately, this exploit enables you to have a full party at all times. Here’s how you can replicate the exploit for yourself. 

  1. Die with the character you want to use in the fifth slot.
  2. Hit the dead character’s number (number used to activate) and ALT click the main menu at the same time.
  3. Change the dead character for a new character.
  4. Eat any food to revive the character.

It can take a little practice to get right at first, but if you’ve followed the four steps above, you should be able to switch between five characters. According to FaydeCSGO, the exploit allows you to still trigger Elemental Resonance. This essentially allows you to increase your damage by having two characters that share the same element in your party. 

However, the extra character gives you even more versatility than ever before. Should you ever wish to get out of this five-man party setup, you can simply swap to another party or teleport to one of the game’s waypoints. 

MiHoYo has yet to address this exploit, so make sure you use it before it inevitably gets patched. If you want to level up the rest of your Genshin Impact gameplay, then be sure to check out our other tips guides.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal Season 1 maps, Operators, more

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56

by Brad Norton


Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.