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Riot reveals Valorant Act 3 battle pass is easiest one to complete yet

Published: 15/Oct/2020 1:03

by Andrew Amos


Valorant’s battle pass system has been criticized in the past for being quite the grind to complete. However, in Act 3, Riot have listened, revealing that this rendition is the easiest one to complete yet with better missions and a longer time frame to complete it.

A new Act in Valorant means a new battle pass for players to grind out. 50 tiers, all jam packed with rewards, regardless of whether you buy in or not.


However, many players have complained about not completing the previous passes. Unless you were devoted to the Daily and Weekly missions across the two months, you’d likely fall shy of hitting that Tier 50 Melee skin.

Valorant Act 3 guide with Skye
Riot Games
Valorant’s Act 3 battle pass features new skins, gun buddies, and player cards: no different to earlier ones. However, it should be easier to complete.

A combination of problems were on the community’s hit list. Some game modes, like Deathmatch, offered pitiful amounts of experience. There were some really hard to complete missions thrown in. There wasn’t enough time to complete the pass.


Riot has heralded all of these calls, and looked to improve the battle pass for Act 3. They’ve done so by increasing the duration from two months to three, as well as removing a host of missions that were too hard to complete.

“It should be [easier to complete],” developer NoPlantsDance explained on Reddit. “We lowered a bunch of the weekly mission completion requirements and deleted a few of the worst offenders completely.”

“Between those changes and the extra time, getting further into the pass should feel more comfortable.”



However, one of Riot’s claims about bonus XP on offer in the battle pass launch has been reversed. The devs initially stated there’d be bonuses on offer, although they didn’t go into detail how so. With the new changes though, players shouldn’t need them though.

“There’s no bonus XP in the Act 3 battle pass, but you’ll find this battle pass much easier to finish,” the devs added on Twitter.


Overall, it should take you less games to hit Tier 50. While the exact number isn’t floating around yet, given the first two battle passes had around 100 hours of content, you can expect a substantial reduction on that.

If you’re yet to check out what’s in the Act 3 battle pass, we’ve got you covered. With plenty of skins, gun buddies, player cards, and more on offer, this might be the one you should pick up if you’ve been on the fence in previous Acts.


New evidence surfaces suggesting GTA 6 Vice City map leak is real

Published: 15/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


New evidence has been found leading fans to suggest that a leaked map of Vice City, supposedly from GTA VI, is completely legitimate.

If you’re out of the loop, here’s the story so far: in 2018, a random Twitter account ‘9teen8E5’ posted several images claiming to be the map of GTA 6. While these images were forgotten about, a new photo, which surfaced on October 9, lines up perfectly with the previously leaked images of the map.


Basically, retroactively, the older leak has become more legitimate. But now folks are beginning to look deeper into the 9teen8E5 Twitter account and have spotted new evidence that might be crucial to proving the leaks were real all this time.

GTA 6 map
These images surfaced in 2018. Could they be real?

The account only follows one other: VG_Marketing, which, in turn, only follows one other account – as you may have guessed, it’s 9teen8E5.


This is key because the VG_Marketing account features several photos that suggest it belonged to an insider of sorts, based on pictures of E3 in 2015 and GamesCom.

However, the ‘smoking gun,’ of sorts, comes in the form of a photo of a calendar, which has a caption that reads, “Bored at the office. Burnt out. Looking for a career change.”

Upon further inspection, users have noted spotted what appears to be the Take-Two Interactive logo on top, suggesting  thatwhoever ran the account worked for Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games – the developer of GTA.


Could 9teen8E5 have been getting insider info from VG_Marketing or could this have been another account from the same individual?

Furthermore, the final tweet made by VG_Marketing states, “This will be my last tweet. Bye. Maybe I’ll see you in ‘Miami’.”

Of course, Vice City is a stand-in for Miami within the Grand Theft Auto universe, so this could be further confirmation that the next destination in the series is right back where one of its best games was located.


While this new evidence doesn’t completely prove that the map is legitimate, it’s certainly a major new twist to the mystery that is Grand Theft Auto 6, which, of course, hasn’t even been officially confirmed yet.