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PSLS Help Desk – How to Unlock All Destiny 2 Beta Exotics

Destiny 2 is nearly upon us and this week the beta is giving everyone a small glimpse of the final game with a story mission, a cooperative strike, and two competitive modes. This week’s Help Desk is going to help you get your hands on every exotic available in the Destiny 2 Beta so you can try them out before the game launches on September 6th. Exotic weapons are the game’s best guns, usually having special perks or abilities that standard weapons do not. There are three exotic weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta, and each can be obtained by completing the story mission with each of the three classes, Warlock, Titan, and Hunter. About a third of the way through the story mission after selecting your character class you will meet up with Shaxx. He’ll pry open the door to his armory and allow you to pick up a weapon. The weapon you pick up will be one of the three exotic guns, dependent on which class you selected. Titans get access to Sweet Business, the exotic auto rifle that acts as a gatling gun. Holding the trigger on this gun will automatically load up the magazine with any READ…

PSLS Help Desk – PS4 User Settings

If you have multiple people in your household, there’s a good chance you’ve got more than one user registered on your PS4, which is why it’s important to know the specifics of your PS4 user settings. Even if you don’t, you might have multiple logins for various regions. The PS4 user menu allows you to control various login functions, create new users, and delete old ones from the system, you know, in case you have a big falling out with your best friend or move away from your family. To get to the PS4 user settings go to Settings > Users. The options available are detailed below. Login Settings These settings will customize how you log in to the PS4, whether its’ automatic log in, or facial recognition. Log In to PS4 AutomaticallyTurning this setting on will log you in to the PS4 automatically when the console is powered on. This can only be active for one user at a time for obvious reasons, and if other users want to log in, they will first have to log out of the auto logged in account. Enable Face RecognitionUse this setting to have the PS4 recognize your face using the PlayStation Camera…

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PSLS Help Desk – PS4 Power Save Settings

One of the most important things to know about your PS4 is how to adjust the various power saving settings to ensure that the power draw is at a minimal state. The PS4 power save settings include setting power off timers, controlling what the PS4 can do in rest mode, and setting the time until your controllers power off. Our latest Help Desk is going to run you through the PS4’s power save settings to ensure you have even more knowledge about how your PlayStation 4 works. To get to the PS4 power save settings go to Settings > Power Save Settings. The options available are detailed below. Set Time to PS4 Turns Off Here you can set the amount of time until the PS4 powers down. You can set different times for either media playback or general applications. Set Features Available in Rest Mode At least one of these must be selected for your system to be able to enter the Rest Mode state. Supply Power to the USB PortsWhen this is selected, you can charge the DualShock 4 through the USB ports on the front of the PS4. This will also allow you to charge other peripherals READ…

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PSLS Help Desk – Managing PS4 Audio Devices

The easiest method of hooking up PlayStation 4 audio is just running an HDMI cable to your TV and using the TV speakers, but there are many other audio setups that you can use. Some of these include running HDMI through a sound system, and even using the optical out for surround systems without an HDMI input. Of course what a lot of people do use is a set of headphones, either plugged into the DualShock 4, or wirelessly to the PS4. This week’s PSLS Help Desk is jumping back into the PS4 operating system to help you with your audio settings. Managing PS4 Audio Devices To get to your PS4 audio settings, go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices. Input Device – This function will select your input device that you are using as a microphone. If you have a headset with a mic, that can be selected, or you can use the PlayStation Camera’s microphone array. If you have a PlayStation VR headset, you can also select the onboard headset mic. Output Device – Selects where the audio will be output from, whether you want it to be from the speakers or a connected headset. Adjust Microphone Level READ…

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PSLS Help Desk – PS4 Fan Noise Fix

Here at PlayStation LifeStyle, we’re a big fan of taking care of your expensive electronics, doing preventative maintenance through cleaning proper use of your stuff. In the past we’ve covered this with the PS4, DualShock 4, PSVR headset, and more. Now that they PS4 has been out for nearly four years, you may start experiencing quirks and issues with it that hadn’t manifested before. One of the primary complaints for longtime console owners is the increasing loudness that the PS4 seems to acquire, going from sounding relatively quiet, to a blow dryer, to a jet engine every time you load up a game. Identifying the Problem There are a couple of things you can do to quiet a loud PS4. To understand how to stop it however, first you need to understand the symptoms. The noise coming from the PS4 is from movement of the internal mechanisms. This could be the hard drive, the disc drive, or the cooling fan. Most often the PS4 getting louder and louder over time tends to be an issue with the fan, which is good because that’s the easiest problem to fix without replacing the hard drive or disc drive. Making Your PS4 READ…

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PSLS Help Desk – Aim Controller FAQ and Troubleshooting

Farpoint and the Aim Controller for PlayStation VR released last week. While we thought that Farpoint was a passable experience, it was really there to highlight the capabilities of the incredible Aim Controller, which we couldn’t be much happier with. Sony’s PSVR gun controller goes all in to make sure that you get full immersion with 1:1 tracking in the virtual reality space. With new hardware peripherals comes new things you need to know, so we’re here to give you a rundown of the Aim Controller FAQ and to help troubleshoot any problems you might be having with your Aim Controller. Aim Controller Features Before you can troubleshoot your Aim, it helps to know all of the features that it has. Motion sensing and light tracking technology Two handed ergonomic controls Full DualShock 4 controls Vibration feedback Rechargeable battery Operation The PlayStation Camera is required for the Aim to function. It will not work as a standard DualShock 4 controller, and at this time is intended only to be used with PSVR games that have compatibility. The light orb must be visible to the PlayStation Camera in order for it to pick up tracking. The Aim Controller can be READ…

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PSLS Help Desk – How to Get PS4 Service

PSLS Help Desk has always been about helping people troubleshoot problems with their PlayStation products, as well as preventative care and maintenance, and good to know FAQs about Sony’s stuff to help you get the most out of your consoles and peripherals. Sometimes though, you just reach a point where PlayStation products are beyond your own troubleshooting and you need to contact Sony directly for service. Before you reach out to Sony, make sure you have done sufficient troubleshooting to fix the issue yourself. This applies to any device, whether it’s PS4, PS3, Vita, a DualShock 4, or your PlayStation VR headset. After you’ve done your own troubleshooting, you can contact the retailer of your product. If you are still within the return policy, or you bought an extended warranty through them, this may be the fastest and most effective way to get your PlayStation device fixed. Extended warranties are a third party service that have nothing to do with Sony. Depending on your product, you’ll have to check if it is still under warranty, as well as finding out what documentation you need to verify the warranty and get service through Sony. You can check all of the READ…

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PSLS Help Desk: Persona 5 Reaper Weakness and How to Kill It Easily

Persona 5 may have released some weeks ago, but it’s still one of the hottest and most talked about games, and you can be certain that talk will last well into when it’s time to decide the Game of the Year contenders for 2017. If you’ve been playing Persona 5 and stayed in the Mementos for too long, you may have encountered the Reaper, a really powerful enemy that is likely to cut down your party. This week’s PSLS Help Desk is moving away from hardware and Sony help to show you how to easily take down the Reaper in Persona 5. Why would you even want to kill the Reaper in the first place? Well, for any trophy hunters out there, getting Platinum will require you to obtain a trophy for killing this difficult enemy, “A Unique Rebel.” Fortunately, you’ll barely have to do any work at all in order to rid yourself of this menace. In order to defeat the Reaper easily, enter Mementos during the flu season, which is 11/13-14 and 12/8-9. If you stand idly in Mementos, the Reaper will come to kill you. Immediately check his status. If it has Despair, you’re on the READ…