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Palworld, Persona 3 Reload, And More Of The Week’s Essential Game Tips

A collage of screenshots from Final Fantasy, Foamstars, Persona, and Palworld.

Image: Pocketpair, Pocketpair, Activison, Square Enix, Screenshot: Atlus / Kotaku, Square Enix, Pocketpair / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

This week we’re going back to school, collecting Pals, and being reborn—that’s a lot of stuff to do without some tips. Palworld, the breakout hit from developer PocketPair, got a handful of major bug fixes that will make your creature-collecting a lot easier. And Atlus’ recent Persona 3 Reload release means you’ll want to make sure you’re a Grade A student and a damn good friend—luckily we’re here to help you with all of that. The week also saw the surprise-debut of a Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo, and with progress carrying over to the main game, you’ll want to make sure you do everything you can with Sephiroth and company.

That’s why we’ve gathered the biggest, best, and most helpful Kotaku tips of the week, all in one spot. You’re welcome.

Two trainers and a bunch of Pals sit around by a fire.

Image: Pocketpair

Those looking to up their catch rate in Palworld can now reliably seek out Lifmunk Effigies once more. Patch v0.1.4.1 includes a number of fixes for the smash hit survival/animal-catching game, including a bug that prevented catch rates from increasing. The patch is now live on both Steam and Xbox. – Claire Jackson Read More

Makoto stares at the camera.

Screenshot: Atlus / Kotaku

Persona 3 Reload, Atlus’ remake of the PlayStation 2 classic, is a 70+ hour-long RPG. Wouldn’t you hate to play all that video game, with all the dungeon crawling, social linking, and question-answering, just to mess up and take a wrong turn, resulting in reaching its “bad” ending? We’re always here to give you advice on how to play one of these games, because they can get pretty overwhelming—but luckily, Persona 3’s branching path is not that complicated. – Kenneth Shepard Read More

A female Pal trainer looks at the camera.

Image: Pocketpair

Developer Pocketpair sure has been quick to issue bug fixes to its hugely popular survival and animal catching game, Palworld. According to the patch notes for v0.1.4.0, you can now safely craft and use Memory Wiping Medicine, as the bug has been fixed: – Claire Jackson Read More

Sephiroth walks into flames with his back to the camera.

Pictured: Sephiroth using the “burn it all down” setting.
Screenshot: Square Enix

Before you even set off to scale Mt. Nibel with Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s demo, there are a number of settings you should consider tweaking. While many of the base settings are fine to leave alone, some, like the graphics option, really demand your attention before you dive in (yes, we recommend the Graphics setting over Performance, and we’ll explain why). – Claire Jackson Read More

A Black Marketeer wears a hood, smokes a pipe, and smiles at the camera

Screenshot: Pocketpair / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

A big part of Palworld is, of course, collecting the Pokémon-like Pals themselves, but sometimes, finding or catching a particular Pal can feel like a real chore. Should you happen to be tired of scouring the world to try and capture a specific Pal, the Black Marketeer might just have what you’re looking for. Mysterious merchants, these NPCs will sell you a variety of uncommon Pals, which is perfect when you just want to skip the hunt and get straight to owning a more powerful beast buddy. – Claire Jackson Read More

A character in Call of Duty aims a silenced sniper rifle.

Image: Activison

Modern Warfare III and Warzone Season 2 drops on February 7, and with it a chunk of new content and a new battle pass. With four brand new 6v6 maps, a new War map, new guns, and much more, things ought to feel quite fresh come Wednesday. So if you’re itching for some more team deathmatch action or are looking for a reason to return to Modern Warfare 3’s fast-paced shooter action, season two is looking pretty stacked. – Claire Jackson Read More

Purple energy swarms Sephiroth as he holds his arms open wide.

Image: Square Enix

A fusion of real-time reaction speed and tactical decision-making, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s combat system is both speedy and strategic. If it’s been a while since you’ve played 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, or if you’re jumping into Rebirth as your first modern FF7 experience, this guide will help you gain control of the game’s sometimes hectic combat system and its many layers. – Claire Jackson Read More

Gif: Square Enix / Kotaku

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second chapter in the highly anticipated remake project of the hallmark 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII is slated to arrive on PS5 on February 29, 2024. Through interviews and trailers, developer Square Enix has shared quite a bit about what folks can expect from Cloud and co.’s next journey. Expect a large game, with open areas, side quests and locations that were never in the original, and much more. – Claire Jackson Read More

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