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How to unlock Fractured Mode in Demon’s Souls remake

Published: 16/Nov/2020 18:22

by Andrew Highton

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One of the PS5’s biggest launch titles is a fabulous remake of a cult-classic. Amongst some new weapons and items, one of the biggest new additions to the game is the new Fractured Mode. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to unlock it in Demon’s Souls.

If there’s one thing that the Demon’s Souls remake absolutely needed, it was to make the game harder, right? Well, in addition to the punishing challenge that gamers will be able to experience, Bluepoint Games has added Fractured Mode to shake things up.

The brand new mode is intended for veterans of the series that know the game inside out. But it will also add a whole new perspective for newbies that have just had their first taste. This exclusive new mode will come at a price, and we’ll break down what you’ll need to do.

This is how to unlock Fractured Mode in Demon’s Souls.

Fractured Mode

nexus in demon's souls ps5
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Will you seek a greater challenge, Slayer of Demons?

So you’ve tussled with the main game, destroyed some Demons, and now you feel untouchable. Your legacy is irrefutable. Non-negotiable. Well, maybe Fractured Mode will seek to change that. Demon’s Souls’ fresh update will have its gorgeous map completely inverted – enemies and all.

The world around you is completely mirrored, especially for long-time fans, and can throw you off with its now opposite enemy placements. Muscle memory is a great thing, until the thing you know off-by-heart is thrown for a loop.

How to unlock Fractured Mode

SLayer in demon's souls ps5
Bluepoint Games
You’ll need to be resurrected time and time again.

For anyone wanting to try out this flipped universe, the good news is that you won’t have to jump through hoops to get it.

These are the instructions.

  1. Go to the Nexus
  2. Find the statue that you spawn in at
  3. Make an offering of 25,000 souls to the statue
  4. Enjoy, or not, Fractured Mode

Now, you can try and relearn everything that you thought you knew about the Demon’s Souls world.

Hopefully, our guide was a big help to you. Simple steps showing you how to unlock Fractured Mode in DS. But the big question is, will you want to?

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.