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How to fix the Mike-01 error in XDefiant
How to fix the Mike-01 error in XDefiant In XDefiant , players take on the role of some of the finest soldiers from across Ubisoft's shared Tom Clancy's game universe, but errors can easily disrupt online matches. XDefiant is a fast-paced first-person shooter for fans of most of the Tom Clancy franchises Ubisoft has released a game for. It includes factions from The Division , Ghost Recon Breakpoint , and even Splinter Cell . However, it comes with all the issues that most online shooters face, including bugs and errors that can plague a community for days on end. One of the biggest is the Mike-01 error, which happens to have a relatively simple fix for those who need it. How to fix the Mike-01 error in XDefiant Image via Ubisoft To fix the Mike-01 error in XDefiant , you need to make sure you have the correct version of the game downloaded. At the time of writing, the XDefiant Server Test Session is well underway for the weekend. However, you can't play it and will get the Mike-01 error if you haven't downloaded the Server Test Session version of the game. To find the Server Test Version of XDefiant , launch the marketplace on the platform you want to play on. Then, search for and open XDefiant before selecting the Server Test Version from the available options. The Mike-01 error is impacting PlayStation users the most, so use the ellipses button to select the right version. What is the Mike-01 error in XDefiant ? https://twitter.com/PlayXDefiant/status/1781442674446176350 The Mike-01 error in XDefiant is known to be caused by trying to play the wrong version of the game. There have been many betas and playtests for this title, and while all will connect to the game's servers successfully, only some are active at any given time. At the time of writing, the Server Test Session is welcoming as many players as possible to see how far the game's serves can be pushed. However, if you try to launch the full version of the game or another test version, the Mike-01 error pops up and prevents you from getting into matches. The Mike-01 error is so prevalent in XDefiant that Ubisoft posted a message on the game's Twitter account. It did this to show as many players as possible that there's an easy fix, but also because it was getting so many reports of the error. To avoid issues like this, I always try to delete the old versions of games I play Betas and Alphas for, just in case errors similar to this can occur. It results in more download time but avoids unnecessary faff when all I want to do is get into a game. The post How to fix the Mike-01 error in XDefiant appeared first on Destructoid .
PC Archives – DestructoidApr 20
How to get copper bars in No Rest for the Wicked
How to get copper bars in No Rest for the Wicked If you're playing Moon Studio's newest genre-bending game, you've probably quickly realized that Diablo this ain't. Gear drops are very few and far between in NRFTW, so upgrading your arms and armor is essential to surviving after you land in the game's major hub city of Sacrament. If you've defeated Warrick the Torn and progressed to the capital, you'll earn access to the Forge. This is the place to upgrade your weapons and armor (which strictly increases their base stats). Just one problem: all that copper ore you've been collecting isn't going to turn into bars. You've got two options for getting your hands on the bars needed for the first upgrade tier. Option one: Buy them You could shell out some copper coins at the blacksmith to buy the bars (I doubt this is a fair trade for him) if you're in a pinch. They aren't particularly expensive, at 12 copper coins each , so getting just a few to kickstart your gear upgrades isn't a bad bit of financial investment. Option two: Smelt them yourself Screenshot by Destructoid. But wait! The blacksmith's station doesn't come with a forge by default. For this, you'll need to speak to Danos up in the town square, just up the stairs north of the Sacrament Whisper. Once you've spoken with him, you can exchange raw materials for town upgrades. To deck out the blacksmith with a useable forge, just hand over 10 Pine Wood and 10 Copper Ore , wait an hour, and voila. Now you can turn copper ore into copper bars at a rate of 1:1. Teach a man to smelt and all that. The post How to get copper bars in No Rest for the Wicked appeared first on Destructoid .
PC Archives – DestructoidApr 20
Daily Deals: Arctis Nova Pro, Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Super Mario RPG
Daily Deals: Arctis Nova Pro, Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Super Mario RPG
IGN PC ArticlesApr 20
The Genshin Impact anime isn’t out yet, but fanmade anime might just tide us over
The Genshin Impact anime isn’t out yet, but fanmade anime might just tide us over It’s been a while since we last heard about the Genshin Impact anime . It’s presumably still in the works, but the wait has been unbearable. Thankfully, even if there isn’t an official anime yet, the fanbase has us covered. There are a lot of talented animators out there, and some of their work was featured in the latest HoYoFair exhibit . I encourage you to check out the presentation in full, but here’s a highlight of some of my favorite segments! 1. Progenitor: The Surface https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVh8gE7LaLg Progenitor is an animated Genshin project from DillonGoo Studios . Dillon Gu, director and head of the studio, is a former animator for RWBY , and the influence shows in his unique 3D anime style.  Progenitor takes Genshin characters and places them in a dystopian cyberpunk setting. I won’t spoil the story for you, but I’m blown away by the detailed environments, fluid fight choreography, and unique takes on Genshin character designs. If you want to check out the Progenitor series in full, I suggest starting with episodes 1 and 2 . I also enjoy The Last Bakery , which features Neuvillette, Xiangling, and Navia in a similar futuristic setting. 2. Ranked Daycare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qERE4q0WoY8 Ranked Daycare is an animated short by No_Tables , following Lumine and Klee as they fight their way through mobs of enemies in a ranked game mode. Unlike the usual Genshin combat with swords, spears, and elemental abilities, though, Lumine and Klee are equipped with a vast arsenal of elemental firearms. I love the fresh character designs and how elemental reactions are worked into the gunplay. The animation is a joy to watch, especially with Klee’s adorable giggles as she sets off massive explosions.  If you want to see more Genshin with guns, check out No_Tables’ previous HoYoFair entry titled Times…Changed? 3. Domain 404 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca7r3eN2_r0 If you prefer a hand-drawn anime style, Domain 404 has you covered. Directed by LucHD , Domain 404 perfectly portrays the chaotic fun of Genshin co-op. A group of four players takes on a domain, but soon find that the game isn’t behaving as they expect. I thought it was fun to see 5-star characters from Genshin Impact playing the game with different characters. They were playing an actual meta team too, indicating that the creators know the meta. I loved seeing Genshin’s unique co-op combat system portrayed in an animated format. If you’ve ever played co-op in Genshin , you know the pain of realizing that someone brought their C6 Bennett . 4. Moonlit Bamboo Forest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfzHa1yX2Nw Moonlit Bamboo Forest has a gorgeous painted art style. This short, produced by Passion Paris and directed by David Pagaille, takes place in the forests of Liyue. The story follows a boy setting out on a journey from his hometown, only to run into some strange forest spirits. It’s stylistically stunning and a real treat for the eyes. Even better, it’s an adaptation of in-game lore that you’ll only come across if you buy a book series from an NPC. When’s the last time you sat down to do some reading in Genshin ? 5. Titanslayers: Edge of Oblivion https://youtu.be/WpKMBJEhxXI?t=3374 Created by KIERU , Titanslayers: Edge of Oblivion is an epic fight between some of my favorite Genshin characters and a mysterious beast from the Primordial Sea. As an added bonus, it also features a sweet moment between Beidou and Ningguang. The short that premiered during the HoYoFair presentation actually appears to be a work in progress. KIERU has commented that, in order to stay true to their original vision, the full short will be released next month. The version we’ve seen looks fantastic already, so I can’t wait to see what the finished animation will look like. https://twitter.com/KieruArt/status/1779147532108693557 The Song Burning in the Embers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5JACOEJFM Unlike the others on this list, The Song Burning in the Embers is an official animated short from HoYoverse. It provides a glimpse into Arlecchino’s backstory and how she became the Father of the House of the Hearth. I love everything about it, except the fact that it’s not part of the official Genshin Impact anime series. I’m glad there’s plenty of animated Genshin content to enjoy, whether it comes directly from HoYoverse or from a myriad of talented creators. The wait for the Genshin Impact anime series continues, but in the meantime, we’re being fed well. I just hope the anime doesn’t end up floating around forever, like the potential Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact. The post The Genshin Impact anime isn’t out yet, but fanmade anime might just tide us over appeared first on Destructoid .
PC Archives – DestructoidApr 20
Helldivers 2 players facing an impossible choice convince Game Master to bend the rules
Helldivers 2 players facing an impossible choice convince Game Master to bend the rules Following one of the easiest Major Orders in Helldivers 2 history, players are now faced with an impossible choice that's seen them reach out and successfully have the rules changed over the weekend to help them out. This week, players obliterated 2 billion Terminids in under 24 hours, a Major Objective that had a spacious time limit of 6 days. However, what followed was a campaign against Helldivers from both Terminid and Automaton fronts. Players must choose which enemy they'd rather allow to gain ground in this impossible situation, but they've managed to convince Helldivers 2 Game Master Joel to help them out with it comes to one particular planet and the supply lines mechanic. Players convinced Joel to manually win the Charon Prime defense campaign if they successfully liberate Martale in Helldivers 2 Screenshot by Destructoid The current Major Order in Helldivers 2 requires players to defend 10 planets across the Terminid and Automaton sectors successfully. One of these worlds, Charon Prime, is linked to another in the Andromeda sector, Martale. Players checked the supply lines to Charon Prime on Helldivers.io and found that if they successfully liberated Martale, it would prevent Automaton forces from reaching Charon Prime, thus ending the defense campaign there. https://www.reddit.com/r/Helldivers/comments/1c85m4w/straight_from_joel_himself_taking_martale_will/ This is completely true, but with the way Helldivers 2 's war campaigns work, the planet would still need to be defended from the forces already present on it. After players reached out to Game Master Joel on the official Discord server, the dev team responded explaining that Joel would manually end the Charon Prime defense campaign if players liberated Martale in time. Screenshot by Destructoid Unfortunately, the defense campaign on Charon Prime ended while Martale was 94% liberated. Helldivers 2 players were 6% short of liberating one planet and succeeding in the Martale gambit. As you can see in the image above, Martale is now unavailable, meaning the AUtomatons have cut us off from it and are slowly succeeding in their march toward Super Earth. This is but one small part of a much more complex overarching Major Order, though. In the past, players have coordinated to take planets in order and beat back whichever faction threatens Super Earth's liberty. This time, they have to choose between Automaton and Terminid defense campaigns strategically. Meaning no matter what they do, one faction will gain ground. https://www.reddit.com/r/Helldivers/comments/1c83cul/from_community_manager_on_discord/ Developer Arrowhead Game Studios has outlined to Helldivers 2 players how this Major Order is meant to feel impossible and result in losses. It's an assault on two fronts, and players will be unlikely to hold them all. In-game, this equates to multiple defense campaigns across both territories that each have the same time limit. While with proper use of the supply lines mechanic and an endless source of Helldivers we might just retain every planet our enemies attack, I don't see it happening. At the time of writing, I've just watched four defense campaigns end, only two of which had hit 90% liberation when the timer reached 30 minutes left. What players showed today is that supply lines don't quite function as intended in Helldivers 2 , so there's every chance we might see another situation similar to the Martale gambit come up over the weekend that causes us to win on two fronts instead of losing ground and good Helldivers. The post Helldivers 2 players facing an impossible choice convince Game Master to bend the rules appeared first on Destructoid .
PC Archives – DestructoidApr 20
Horizon Forbidden West PC Performance Review
Horizon Forbidden West PC Performance ReviewHorizon Forbidden West PC Performance Review – PC vs PS5 vs PS4 vs Steam Deck
IGN PC ArticlesApr 20
SMT V: Vengeance New DLC Demon Dagda Detailed
SMT V: Vengeance New DLC Demon Dagda Detailed Atlus released a short video sharing various details about the DLC demon Dagda for SMT V: Vengeance . Dagda originally appeared as a major character in the SMT IV Apocalypse . Dagda is a deity in Celtic mythology and one of the High King of the Tuatha Dé Danann. In SMT V: Vengeance he is a member of the Deity Race (known in Japanes as Majin.) As a party member, Dagda is a powerful physical fighter and he can also offer support abilities. Lost Hit is one of two unique skill Dagda can use in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance . It is a physical attack consisting of a series of punches that finishes with a powerful charged attack. His second unique skill is called Dannan's Wisdom, and it is a support ability that restores Press Turn icons for the party. During its animation the demon Danu joins him. In SMT IV Apocalypse , Danu is Dagda’s mother. You can check out Dagda’s introduction video below. The video is only available in Japanese. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cph2ifJSSkA Dagda is voiced by Hidenari Ugaki in the Japanese dub of SMT V: Vengeance . Ugaki is well known as the voice of Goro Majima in the Yakuza or Like a Dragon series, Argo Gulskii in the Japanese dub of Mobile Fighter G Gundam , and Ganryu in the Tekken series. In other news, SMT V: Vengeance Artist Masayuki Doi recently commented on the creation of the new Nahobiho demon . Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on June 14, 2024 . The post SMT V: Vengeance New DLC Demon Dagda Detailed appeared first on Siliconera .
PC Archives - SiliconeraApr 19
Persona 3 Reload SEES and Koromaru First Aid Items Coming
Persona 3 Reload SEES and Koromaru First Aid Items Coming A new line of Persona 3 Reload merchandise for disaster prevention featuring SEES motifs and a first-aid poach inspired by Koromaru is now available for pre-order from Movic. The SEES merchandise will release in Fall 2024, while the poach is set to release in July 26, 2024. [Thanks, PR Times !] Pre-orders for the new merchandise items close on May 22, 2024. The Persona 3 Reload SEES Disaster Prevention Set costs 17,600 yen (or about $113.83.) The set includes a SEES backpack that also features two Gekkoukan High School logo pin badges, and two SEES pin badges. The backpack also includes a hand crank light, water bag, rescue sheet, an Aid-Team 2 emergency kit, emergency toilet sheets, masks, a SEES hand towel, and a P3R protagonist postcard. You can take a better look at the Persona 3 Reload SEES disaster backpack here: Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Meanwhile, the Koromaru First-Aid Poach costs 3,520 yen (~$22.77.) The poach is designed to imitate the same poach that Koromaru carries in his battle outfit in the new Persona 3 Reload remake. And here is the Persona 3 Reload Koromaru first-aid poach: Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Image via Movic and Atlus Other Persona 3 Reload merchandise items include Gekkoukan High School uniform cosplay sets, and an Evoker replica . The new Persona 3 Reload SEES disaster prevention merchandise will release in Fall 2024, and the Koromaru first-aid poach will appear in July 26, 2024. Persona 3 Reload is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam . The post Persona 3 Reload SEES and Koromaru First Aid Items Coming appeared first on Siliconera .
PC Archives - SiliconeraApr 19
Genshin Impact’s new artifact sets for 4.6, explained
Genshin Impact’s new artifact sets for 4.6, explained Two new artifact sets are coming to Genshin Impact Version 4.6 : Unfinished Reverie and Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy. Let’s take a look at the new gear and see if they’re worth farming for any of your characters. Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy effect explained Screenshot via Genshin Impact on Twitter Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy’s 4pc effect grants up to 54% DMG bonus when a character’s Bond of Life increases or decreases . Bond of Life is a debuff that prevents a character from receiving a certain amount of healing. Any healing they receive will reduce their Bond of Life bar instead of replenishing their HP. Bond of Life must be fully cleared before they can begin filling their HP bar. Bond of Life can be applied by certain enemies (like Fatui Operatives) or from certain weapon effects (some Fontaine craftables). Unless a character can apply Bond of Life to themselves, they are unable to activate Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy’s 4pc effect. Who can use Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy? As of Version 4.6, there’s only one character in Genshin Impact who consistently uses the Bond of Life mechanic: Arlecchino . Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy is tailor-made for Arlecchino, and is likely to be her best artifact set. However, Gladiator’s Finale or Echoes of an Offering are also good artifact sets that may be easier to farm. Both sets can be obtained through artifact strongboxes. Since few characters can use either Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy or Unfinished Reverie, it might be better to farm for an alternate artifact set for Arlecchino, even if it’s not her best-in-slot. Unfinished Reverie effect explained Screenshot via Genshin Impact on Twitter The 4pc effect for Unfinished Reverie has several parts to it: Gain 50% DMG bonus when out of combat for more than 3 seconds. When you start combat, if there are no Burning enemies nearby, this buff starts to decrease. If there are Burning enemies nearby, this buff increases up to 50%. Note that the buff caps out at 50%. Having Burning enemies nearby doesn’t double the buff; it just maintains it at 50%. Being on-field or off-field doesn’t matter. The text specifies “in combat,” which means enemies have noticed you and you hear battle music. Who can use Unfinished Reverie? As of Genshin Impact Version 4.6, I don’t recommend pure Burning teams in general. Burning has a lot of potential for self-damage and there are other reactions that make better use of Dendro . That said, Unfinished Reverie might have a niche use in Burnmelt teams. Burnmelt uses Burning to establish a Pyro aura, then triggers Melt with a Cryo DPS character. You could, in theory, use Unfinished Reverie for Burnmelt Ganyu . However, this locks Ganyu to Burnmelt teams, and she would be better off with Shimenawa’s Reminiscence or Wanderer’s Troupe instead. Are the new artifacts in 4.6 worth farming? As of Version 4.6, Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy and Unfinished Reverie are not worth farming for . Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy might be worth it for Arlecchino if you’re intent on getting the absolute best gear for her, but there are more efficient places to spend your Resin. This may change in the future as Genshin Impact adds new characters, weapons, and mechanics. But for now, you can skip the new domain. The post Genshin Impact’s new artifact sets for 4.6, explained appeared first on Destructoid .
PC Archives – DestructoidApr 19
Here's What Fallout's Original Creator Thinks of Prime Video's TV Show
Here's What Fallout's Original Creator Thinks of Prime Video's TV ShowTim Cain, the original creator of Fallout, has uploaded a new video on his YouTube channel reviewing the first season of the TV series: "Everything feels like Fallout."
IGN PC ArticlesApr 19