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How to use Spray in Marvel Rivals

Marvel Rivals’ closed beta is finally here. Starting July 23, if you have an invite code, you can dive in and start duking it out with your favorite Marvel heroes. It’s no surprise Marvel Rivals borrows plenty of mechanics from Overwatch, and Sprays are among the features making the leap.But the method to use a Spray isn’t quite the same as other shooters. To save you from scouring the keybinds menu looking for the Spray button, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Sprays in Marvel R...

When does the Marvel Rivals closed beta test end?

Marvel Rivals is back for another round of action. If you missed the closed alpha test in May, you have another chance to jump into the fray in Marvel Rivals’ closed beta. The beta test only runs for a limited time, though, so if you’re keen to make the most of the hero-shooter, you need to know when your time runs out.Keep reading to see exactly when the Marvel Rivals closed beta test ends, alongside our handy countdown timer. Marvel Rivals’ closed beta test runs from July 23 at 5pm CT (11pm BS...

All changes to Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair in WoW Classic Season of Discovery

Season of Discovery is no stranger to mixing up nostalgic WoW instances, and to no one’s surprise, phase four makes a whole host of changes to Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair. The changes should make the raids feel fresh but familiar with an extra dash of difficulty. Keep reading to find out what’s new.WoW Classic Season of Discovery’s first two max-level raids, Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair, go live globally on July 25. Check out our countdown timer for Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair to see exactl...

WoW SoD: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair countdown: Exact start time and date

Phase four of WoW Classic Season of Discovery is finally here, and the first raids are about to open. Instead of transforming an old dungeon into a raid, phase four sees us returning to Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair—albeit with a whole host of changes and even a new boss.The raids both go live at the same time and if you’re a keen raider in WoW Classic Season of Discovery, you need to know exactly when you can start progressing. Scroll down to see our countdown timer to the exact time at which M...

All Mythic+ rewards from WoW The War Within season one

WoW The War Within is nearly here. If you’re a keen Mythic+ dungeoneer like me, you’re excited to know what rewards you’ll earn from progressing through WoW’s toughest five-person PvE content. We’ve compiled all the season one Mythic+ rewards below in a handy format, so keep reading.Like the Mythic+ seasons in Dragonflight and Shadowlands, there are four achievement tiers for completing Mythic+ dungeons in The War Within. You get Keystone Explorer for beating a Mythic+ dungeon before the time ru...

WoW The War Within pre-patch 11.0 countdown: Exact start time and date

World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, The War Within, is right around the corner. Most of the new content is coming with the full launch on Aug. 26 (or Aug. 22 if you buy early access), but some features, like Warbands, are available as soon as patch 11.0 drops.WoW patch 11.0 is nearly here, so scroll down to see our helpful countdown timers to the patch’s start time in the US and Europe. According to Blizzard’s U.S .site, World of Warcraft goes down for maintenance on 7am PDT (9am CT) on July 2...

WoW The War Within - Everything being removed in pre-patch 11.0

The War Within is just around the corner, and Patch 11.0 is an important precursor. It adds a few new features ahead of the WoW expansion’s launch, including Warbands, but also removes a few things from Dragonflight you’d be wise to know about.Keep reading for a full list of everything leaving World of Warcraft in Patch 11.0, including all achievements that will become unobtainable as of The War Within pre-patch start time. While the achievements and awards below are becoming unobtainable in WoW...

WoW The War Within: All new dungeons and raids

World of Warcraft’s latest expansion is nearly here. The War Within launches on Aug. 26, or Aug. 22 if you shell out for early-access. It adds a new underground continent, Khaz Algar, with four new zones, eight new dungeons, and one new raid at launch.WoW: The War Within adds eight dungeons—four leveling dungeons and four max-level dungeons (via Wowhead). Season one’s Mythic+ rotation only includes four new dungeons, while the other four return from WoW’s previous expansions. For the full list o...

WoW The War Within patch roadmap: All upcoming patch details

WoW’s upcoming expansion, The War Within, is nearly here. It adds the Earthen as a playable Allied Race and a new underground continent, Khaz Algar, with four zones, eight dungeons, and one new raid at launch, alongside a few other features.Blizzard shared The War Within‘s latest content roadmap to X (formerly Twitter) on July 15, so keep reading to find out all the details. WoW: The War Within pre-patch 11.0 drops on July 23 and adds the following: By pre-ordering WoW: The War Within’s most exp...

WoW The War Within: All editions, prices, and content

WoW’s latest expansion, The War Within, is just around the corner, launching on Aug. 26. There are four zones, eight dungeons, one new raid to discover, Delves, Hero Talents, and a new PvP battleground. As usual, you get a few extra goodies by shelling out for one of the WoW expansion’s more expensive editions, but are they worth it? Scroll down to see all editions of The War Within alongside their price tags and contents. There are three editions of WoW: The War Within, and they all have differ...

WoW The War Within PC requirements: Minimum and recommended system specs

WoW The War Within is just around the corner. Blizzard’s art team never fails to deliver, and every WoW expansion introduces gorgeous zones with stunning vistas. The War Within is no exception, so it’s important to know whether your PC can handle it.Keep reading to see the full system requirements for The War Within, launching Aug. 26 (or Aug. 22 if you shell out for early access). OS: Windows 7 64-bitVideo: 3 GB GPU/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900/AMD GCN 4th gen/Intel Iris XeDirectX: Version 12Processo...

All Mythic+ affixes in WoW The War Within season one

Dragonflight’s final season made sweeping changes to the way Mythic+ dungeons scale, and that system carries over to The War Within. WoW’s upcoming expansion also introduces new affixes and combines others, so your Mythic+ runs in The War Within are about to feel very different.WoW: The War Within treats Mythic+ affixes very differently. Gone are the likes of Bolstering and Sanguine—instead, there’s a new system with rotating affixes that combine or change when you get to higher Keystone levels...

‘We can go as far as we damn well please’: Path of Exile director on adding city-building to a decade-old ARPG

Path of Exile usually pushes the boat out with creative features, but the upcoming expansion takes things to another level. In Settlers of Kalguur, releasing on July 26, you can build and manage your own city—an impressive addition to a 10-year-old game.“It was kind of like, why haven’t we done this already?” Path of Exile game director Mark Roberts tells Dot Esports. Roberts says Settlers of Kalguur’s city-building feature “pushes the X-factor boundary,” and he wants every new League to be bett...

'It's way more casual-friendly’: Path of Exile director on adding PoE 2’s convenience features to PoE 1

Path of Exile can be intimidating for newbies, but game director Mark Roberts assured us the new expansion, launching on July 26, does plenty to make the game more accessible.“Settlers of Kalguur is pretty intuitive,” Roberts told Dot Esports. “You can play it at your own pace. You can play it how you want. It’s way more casual-friendly.” Alongside city building, the expansion introduces a host of convenience features that should reduce Path of Exile’s barrier to entry—many of which came straigh...

Mythic+ dungeon rotation in WoW The War Within season one

WoW expansions always add plenty of challenging endgame PvE content, and Mythic+ dungeons are the content of choice for five-man groups. As usual, The War Within season one features eight Mythic+ dungeons in the rotation, with new and old dungeons in the mix.According to dataminers in a post shared by Wowhead on April 17, the first season of The War Within features four new Mythic+ dungeons and four old ones. We can’t say yet how difficult the new dungeons will be, but the four old dungeons in t...

WoW The War Within: Delves, explained

Delves are a new type of bitesize dungeon coming in WoW: The War Within. They’re similar to the short dungeons you find in open-world RPGs like The Elder Scrolls and Diablo 4. Blizzard is adding Delves to WoW so max-level players have more to do in the endgame, and they look like a blast.In WoW: The War Within, Delves are scalable instances for one to five players that provide meaningful endgame gear progression. Delves also contribute to a new reward track in the Great Vault for players who enj...

WoW The War Within: Earthen Allied Race release date, classes, racials, and more

The Earthen are the new Allied Race coming to World of Warcraft in The War Within expansion. They’re just like regular Dwarves, except they’re larger, Titan-Forged, and made from the essence of Azeroth. Earthen have a very unique look, with stone skin and customizable crystals all over their body. Allied Races like Zandalari Trolls and Void Elves are normally limited to only one faction, but the Earthen can be Horde or Alliance. They also get a ton more customization options than other Dwarven r...

All pre-order bonuses for WoW The War Within

World of Warcraft’s next chapter, The War Within, is just around the corner. WoW expansions always have various editions that include different bonuses, but The War Within takes things to the next level—rather controversially.There are lots of pre-order bonuses in WoW‘s next expansion, including one you won’t want to miss out on if you’re dead-set on having the best start possible. To find out what’s included when you pre-order The War Within, launching Aug. 26, keep reading. We’ve listed all Th...

Elden Ring: Best Armor for Strength builds, listed

Who needs fancy spells, elaborate Weapon Arts, or nimble swordplay when you can bonk things with a big stick? There are many ways to play Elden Ring and its DLC, but you can’t beat a straightforward Strength build when you feel like smashing skulls.Strength builds in Elden Ring and Shadow of the Erdtree have lots of armor choices, so we’ve compiled a list of the best armor pieces for Strength builds from the base game and DLC. You might only survive a couple more hits in a full set of heavy armo...

Planet Coaster 2 announcement trailer lands with a splash, release window confirmed

Planet Coaster 2’s announcement trailer just landed, and it looks like there’ll be a whole lot to dive into. The trailer, posted to YouTube on July 11, shows off a host of new water-themed attractions plus the usual rollercoasters and rides we expect from UK-based Frontier Developments.Fans of the Rollercoaster Tycoon-inspired management sim had long been speculating that a Planet Coaster sequel was in the works, but the reveal confirms Planet Coaster 2 is coming far sooner than we could’ve imag...

How to link items in chat in Last Epoch

Last Epoch is a proper ARPG, and that means enemies explode with loot like an overstuffed piñata. You frequently need to compare and contrast your pickups, so one of Last Epoch’s most helpful features is the ability to paste item links into chat.To link items in chat in Last Epoch, press I to open your inventory, Enter to open chat, and Control-right-click an item’s icon in your inventory. You’ll see the item name appear in the message box—simply customize your message, then press Enter to send....

What does Solo Account Found mean in Last Epoch?

Last Epoch season two is finally here, and if you’re like me, you’re eager to jump back in with a new seasonal character to explore all the new content. If you want to amp up the difficulty, Last Epoch offers two challenge modes that restrict your freedom. Keep reading to find out how Last Epoch’s Solo Account Found and Solo Character Found challenge modes work. Last Epoch offers two distinct challenge modes: Solo Account Found and Solo Character Found. You can select one of these modes when cre...

How to fix evade controller bug in Last Epoch

Last Epoch season two adds a new evade ability for every class. It’s a short-range dodge with a four-second cooldown and two charges, and while it doesn’t make you immune to damage, it does help you escape AoE attacks and avoid projectiles.Many controller players can’t evade when they first log into Last Epoch season two (myself included). But worry not—there’s a very simple fix. To fix the evade controller bug in Last Epoch, you just need to restore your default input settings. Press Escape or...

Last Epoch Loot Filters, explained

You pick up more loot than you know what to do with in Last Epoch, and season two is no different. Enemies spew out loot like there’s no tomorrow and it’s very taxing to keep up with all the drops, but with a Loot Filter, you can filter out the garbage.Loot filters are mandatory to enjoy Last Epoch to its fullest. Without one, you’ll need to spend lots of time manually checking item drops or make frequent trips back to town to empty your inventory.
They’re customizable filters that only show lo...
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