Destiny 2's Ascendant Challenge Guide (Jan. 15-22) Week 2: Where To Go And What To Do

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Destiny 2's Ascendant Challenge Guide (Jan. 15-22) Week 2: Where To Go And What To Do

Now that all the Forges are unlocked in the latest expansion for Destiny 2, The Black Armory, players are busy grinding for new Exotic weapons and completing all the expansion's secrets. But for those who still working on grinding up to the new Power level cap of 650 and completing all the things the last expansion, Forsaken, had to offer, there's the Dreaming City's Ascendant Challenge.

This week, the curse has been reset in the Dreaming City, which means the Shattered Throne dungeon is no longer available--a bummer for anybody who needs to finish it to unlock Izanagi's Burden from The Black Armory. It also brings us back to Week 2's challenge. Below, you'll find a complete guide on where you need to go and what to do to complete this week's bounty to earn Powerful gear.

The Ascendant Challenge always involves you heading through a portal to the Ascendant Plane, but the particulars of what you're doing are entirely different from week to week. To start out, you'll need a consumable item called the Tincture of Queensfoil. With a Tincture in hand, make your way to the Garden of Esila area near the southernmost point of the map, as seen in the image below. Consuming the Tincture will provide you with the Ascendance buff that allows to see a Taken portal that's somewhat hidden on a cliffside. Jump in, and you'll be teleported to the Ascendant Plane's Forfeit Shrine.

PS4 PS Plus Members Get Free PSVR Game Trial This Weekend

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Free games are always good, and PlayStation Plus members can try an extra one for a limited time soon. This weekend the PS4 shooter Firewall Zero Hour is free for anyone with an active PS Plus subscription, though you'll also need a PSVR headset to play.

Firewall Zero Hour launched in August 2018 to a positive reception. The tactical shooter is multiplayer-based, pitting squads of four against each other. It ordinarily costs US $40 / £25 / AU $40, so to be able to play it for free is quite the deal. The offer is valid from January 18-20.

January's free PS Plus games are also live now. PS4 owners can pick up Steep, an extreme sports game from Ubisoft that lets you ski, snowboard, and glide in a wing suit to go from a mountain's snowy peaks to its powdery base. The other PS4 game for January is Portal Knights, which takes the building component of Minecraft and constructs around it an RPG that encourages crafting and exploration.

Ubisoft's Teased Space Game Pioneer Seemingly Canceled

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Pioneer, the sci-fi project teased within Watch Dogs 2, has seemingly been canceled. A trailer for the space exploration game was found in a Watch Dogs 2 mission that had you infiltrate Ubisoft's real-life San Francisco office. However, ex-Ubisoft game director Alex Hutchison has now cast doubt on the project's status.

"RIP Pioneer," he stated on Twitter, including a link to the game's trailer. When followers asked if this meant the project was dead, he simply responded with crying emojis. Ubisoft has declined to comment, but then the game was never officially announced in the first place. It was seemingly due to be revealed at E3 2017, before needing to be "retooled," according to Kotaku's sources in November 2016.

RIP Pioneer.

Fortnite V-Bucks Being Used For Money Laundering, Claims Security Firm

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Some criminal enterprises may be using Fortnite's virtual currency to launder money. The Independent reports that security firm Sixgill found evidence of criminals purchasing V-bucks in bulk using stolen credit cards, then selling the V-Bucks to players at a discounted rate to turn it into "clean" money.

Most of these V-Bucks transactions reportedly occur on the dark web, which is Sixgill's specialization. Smaller quantities have been found being sold on the open web. The agency says it has seen operations being run in English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic. The launderers are said to use cryptocurrency to further obscure the source of their money.

The agency has not found exactly how much profit this has made for the criminals engaging in it. It notes that the pool of money flowing through and around Fortnite has increased with the game's popularity, alongside mentions of the game on the dark web. Fortnite items grossed more than $250,000 on Ebay over a 60 day period last year.

Fortnite Week 7: Expedition Outpost Locations Guide (Season 7 Challenge)

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Fortnite Week 7: Expedition Outpost Locations Guide (Season 7 Challenge)

If you've been keeping up with the weekly Fortnite challenges, you may notice that Week 7's set has one particular challenge that you'll have done recently. The challenge in question involves visiting seven Expedition Outposts, which is something you had to do for Week 4 back in early January. For those who've completed Week 4's challenge, this should be a cinch, but if you need a helping hand, we're here for you.

Expedition Outposts can be spotted on the map as little red dots. In the game world they exist as small red bunkers with a globe icon surrounded by arrows on them. For the most part, they're surrounded by X-4 Stormwing planes, which are pretty easy to spot from high up, so look out for those if you need markers. To make things easier, we've got a list of bunker locations below, as well as a map to show your their exact locations.

Week 4's bunker challenge tasked players with eliminating enemies in the bunker areas. However, for Week 7's variant, all you've got to do is find them and hang out in the area for a second. When you do so, you'll see your progress towards completing the challenge advance. The easiest way to get it done is to hop out of the Battle Bus and land on a bunker, leave the game, and repeat until you're done.

Fortnite Week 7 Guide: Expedition Outpost Locations

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Fortnite Week 7 Guide: Expedition Outpost Locations

If you've been keeping up with the weekly Fortnite challenges, you may notice that Week 7's has one particular challenge that you'll have done recently. The challenge in question involves visiting seven Expedition Outposts, which is something you had to do for Week 4 back in early January. For those that complete Week 4's challenge, this should be a cinch, but if you need a helping hand, we're here for you.

Expedition Outposts can be spotted on the map as little red dots. In the game world they exist small red bunkers with a globe icon surrounded by arrows on them. For the most part, they're surrounded by X-4 Stormwing planes, which are pretty easy to spot from high up, so look out for those if you need markers. To make things easier, we've got a list of bunker locations below, as well as a map to show your their exact locations.

Week 4's bunker challenge tasked players with eliminating enemies in the bunker areas, however, for Week 7's variant, all you've got to do is find them hang out in the area for a second. When you do so, you'll see your progress towards completing the challenge advance. The easiest way to get it done is to hop out of the Battle Bus and land on a bunker, leave the game, and repeat until you're done.

Fortnite Week 7 Challenges: What To Do For Expedition Outposts And More (Season 7)

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Fortnite Week 7 Challenges: What To Do For Expedition Outposts And More (Season 7)

We’re now in Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7. There's a new collection of challenges now available, so if you're planning on unlocking everything the Battle Pass has to offer you'll need to grind them out. Complete the challenges, earn the Battle Stars, level up the Battle Pass, and unlock the cosmetics--you know how it goes.

As always, challenges are separated into two categories. The first is a free set available to anyone that has the game. The second set, however, is exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks to unlock the premium version.

In the free category, players will need to visit seven Expedition Outposts that are scattered across the island; we've put together a map and video (above) to help you figure out where to go and what to do. Other free challenges include being asked to use a Rift or Rift-To-Go in three different matches, and also to score three pistol kills.

Fortnite Week 7 Challenge Guide:

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Fortnite Week 7 Challenge Guide:

We’re now in week seven of Fortnite’s seventh season. There’s a new collection of challenges now available, so if you’re planning on unlocking everything the Battle Pass has to offer you’ll need to grind them out. Complete the challenges, earn the Battle Stars, level up the Battle Pass, and unlock the cosmetics—you know how it goes.

As always, challenges are separated into two categories. The first is a free set available to anyone that has the game. The second set, however, is exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks to unlock the premium version.

The the free category, players will need to visit seven Expedition Outposts that are scattered across the island, use a Rift or Rift-To-Go in three different matches, and then score three pistol kills. If you’ve got the paid Battle Pass, you can get yourself a few more Battle Stars. To do so, you’ll need to complete a multi-stage challenge that begins with you landing at Salty Springs. Once you've done that, the next stage will reveal itself--there are a total of five stages. You'll also need to search seven treasure chests at either Loot Lake or Frosty Flights and destroy one X-4 Stormwing while it's in flight. The final challenge is another multi-parter which begins by asking you to do 200 points of damage in a single match.

Fortnite Week 7 Challenge Guide: Visit Expedition Outposts, Use Rift or Rift-To-Go, And More

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Fortnite Week 7 Challenge Guide: Visit Expedition Outposts, Use Rift or Rift-To-Go, And More

We’re now in week seven of Fortnite’s seventh season. There’s a new collection of challenges now available, so if you’re planning on unlocking everything the Battle Pass has to offer you’ll need to grind them out. Complete the challenges, earn the Battle Stars, level up the Battle Pass, and unlock the cosmetics—you know how it goes.

As always, challenges are separated into two categories. The first is a free set available to anyone that has the game. The second set, however, is exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks to unlock the premium version.

The the free category, players will need to visit seven Expedition Outposts that are scattered across the island, use a Rift or Rift-To-Go in three different matches, and then score three pistol kills. If you’ve got the paid Battle Pass, you can get yourself a few more Battle Stars. To do so, you’ll need to complete a multi-stage challenge that begins with you landing at Salty Springs. Once you've done that, the next stage will reveal itself--there are a total of five stages. You'll also need to search seven treasure chests at either Loot Lake or Frosty Flights and destroy one X-4 Stormwing while it's in flight. The final challenge is another multi-parter which begins by asking you to do 200 points of damage in a single match.