How to use PS Remote Play to play PS5 games on a computer, mobile device, or another console

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PS Remote Play puts your PS5 games on nearly any phone or computer.

  • PS5 Remote Play lets you play your PS5 games and apps on a computer, phone, tablet, or another console.
  • Your PS5 will need a fast internet connection – preferably over Ethernet – to use Remote Play.
  • Remote Play is free for all users, since all you need is a PlayStation Network account, not a subscription.
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There’s no denying that the PlayStation 5 is a very big console. It’s not the kind of device you can take everywhere you go – but that doesn’t mean you need to leave your games behind.

PS Remote Play is a free feature that lets you stream your PS5’s screen to a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. You can also stream to another PS5 or even a PS4. It’s a great way to play your favorite games on the go.

Here’s how to set up Remote Play on your PS5, and then use it to play on a computer, phone, tablet, or another console.

How to use PS5 Remote Play

First, we need to set up Remote Play on the PS5 itself.

1. Turn on your PS5 and open its Settings app by selecting the gear icon in the top-right corner of the home screen.

A PS5 home screen, with the Settings icon in the corner highlighted.
Open your PS5’s settings.

2. Select System, and then Remote Play.

3. Toggle on the switch next to Enable Remote Play.

The Remote Play menu on a PS5, with the "Enable Remote Play" option highlighted.
Turn on Remote Play through this menu.

4. In the left sidebar, scroll down and select Power Saving, and then Features Available in Rest Mode.

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Head down to the “Power Saving” section.

5. Toggle on the switches next to both Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning On PS5 from Network.

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These settings make sure that you can connect to your PS5 even when it’s idle.

Next, download the PS Remote Play app on your computer or phone. You can find the Windows app on this page, the Mac app on this page (both under Install the app), the iPhone/iPad app in the App Store, and the Android app in the Play Store.

1. Once downloaded, open the PS Remote Play app on whichever device you downloaded it to.

2. On the screen that appears, click or tap Sign In to PSN and log into your PlayStation Network account (you just need an account, not a subscription). You might also need to enter a two-step verification code.

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You just need a free PSN account, not a PSN subscription.

3. After you log in, you’ll be given an explanation of how to connect the PS5 controller to your device. You can do that now or later.

Instructions on how to pair a PS5 controller with a non-PlayStation device.
PlayStation controllers have Bluetooth, meaning they can be used with a wide range of devices.

4. You’ll be asked which console you want to connect to. Select PS5.

5. Your device will take a few moments to detect, wake, and connect to the PS5. Once it does, your PS5’s screen will appear on your device, along with some on-screen controls. You can control it like this, or connect the DualSense controller.

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Mobile users will see a shrunken version of the PS5 controller layout.

When you want to quit, just close the Remote Play app. Or if you’re in the mobile app, tap the gear icon and then Disconnect.

Remember that streaming your PS5 to another device takes a lot of internet bandwidth. It won’t work over mobile internet, and even on fast Wi-Fi connections, you should expect some lag and quality drops.

For the best setup, connect both your PS5 and device (if possible) to an Ethernet cable. This will give you the fastest connection and smoothest streaming experience.

How to use Remote Play to stream to another PS5 or PS4

If you have multiple PlayStation consoles but all your games are on one of them, you can use Remote Play to stream content between them.

1. Set up Remote Play on the main PS5 you want to stream from using the steps above.

2. On the PS5 or PS4 you want to stream to, open the Remote Play app. If it’s not on the home screen, it might be in the Game Library.

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Select the Remote Play app.

3. Select Start, and then PS5 or Find Your PS5.

4. Sign into your PlayStation Network account and let it search for your main PS5.

5. Once found, select the PS5 that you want to stream from. Your current console will connect to that PS5, and its screen will appear on your display.

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How to sync a Wii Remote to a Wii, Wii U, or PC

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It only takes a few moments to connect a Wii Remote to your console.

  • You can sync a Wii Remote to a Wii or Wii U console by pressing the sync button on both the remote and the console.
  • You’ll need to sync each Wii Remote separately before using them.
  • If your Wii Remote won’t sync, make sure its batteries aren’t low, and try closing whatever game is currently open.
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Before you start playing your Nintendo Wii or Wii U, you’ll need to sync your Wii Remote to the console. If you’ve paired headphones to your phone via Bluetooth before, then you’re probably familiar with the general steps.

Here’s how to sync a Wii Remote with a Wii or Wii U, and what to do if they won’t connect.

How to sync your Wii Remote to a Wii

1. Turn on your Wii and open the SD card cover on the front of the console to find the SYNC button. It’s a dark red square.

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You’ll find the Wii’s SYNC button inside the SD Card Cover.

2. Grab the Wii Remote you want to sync and remove the battery cover to find its SYNC button – a small red button below the batteries.

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Press the SYNC button, located in the battery compartment.

3. Press and release the SYNC button on the Wii Remote. The four lights on the front of the Wii Remote will blink.

4. While the lights on the Wii Remote are still blinking, press and release the SYNC button on the Wii console.

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Press both SYNC buttons.

5. When the four lights on the Wii remote stop blinking and one light remains lit (indicating the player number, one to four), you’ve successfully synced the remote.

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Once paired, one light should be lit at the bottom of the Wii Remote.

Repeat these steps for any additional Wii Remotes. You can pair up to four Wii Remotes with a console at once.

How to sync your Wii Remote to a Wii U

1. With your Wii U turned on, grab the Wii Remote you want to sync and remove its battery cover to find the small red SYNC button. If you have a Wii Remote with a hole in the battery cover that leads to the SYNC button, you can just use that.

2. Press and hold the SYNC button located on the front of the Wii U console for a few seconds until you see the sync menu appear on-screen.

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Press the Wii U’s SYNC button to open a new menu.

3. Press the SYNC button on the Wii Remote. The four lights on the front of the Remote will start blinking, and once it pairs with the console, only one will remain lit. It’ll also appear on-screen in the 1 box.

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Your Wii Remote’s player number and battery level will appear on screen.

Repeat these steps for any other controllers you want to pair. You can sync up to four Wii Remotes to a Wii U, but only one GamePad can be connected at any given time.

How to sync your Wii Remote with a PC

Your Wii Remotes and consoles connect using a Bluetooth connection. This means that your Wii Remotes can be connected to other devices – like computers.

If you want to connect your Wii Remote to your PC – to use it with the Dolphin emulator, for instance – here’s what you’ll do.

1. Open the Control Panel and select Add a device.

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Click the “Add a device” option.

2. When your PC starts searching for devices to connect to, press the SYNC button on the back of your Wii Remote.

3. An option will appear in the list of devices labeled Nintendo RVL and a series of letters and numbers. Click this, and then click Next.

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Select the “Nintendo RVL” option when it appears.

4. You’ll be asked for a passcode. Just click Next without entering one.

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You don’t have to enter a passcode.

Your Wii Remote is now connected to your PC.

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PS5 storage: How to manage your console’s storage or expand it with an external hard drive

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You can expand your PS5’s storage space easily.

  • The PS5 has 825GB of storage space, but you can only use 667.2GB of it – unless you use an external hard drive.
  • Your external hard drive can store both PS5 and PS4 games, and you can play PS4 games straight from the drive.
  • To work with a PS5, your external hard drive needs to have at least 250GB of storage space.
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The PlayStation 5 comes with 825GB of storage space. However, you can only use 667.2GB of that space – the rest is taken up by mandatory system files. This means that if you play a lot of games, it won’t take you long to run out of storage.

Luckily, you aren’t stuck with the default 825GB. If you need more space on your PS5, you can connect an external hard drive and move all your games onto it. You can even play PS4 games straight from the drive, meaning that they never have to take up space on your PlayStation again.

Here’s how to set up an external drive on your PS5 and expand your storage space.

How to set up your PS5’s external storage

Before you start, note that using your hard drive for PS5 storage will erase everything already on the drive. If there’s anything you want to keep, move it somewhere else before connecting your hard drive to the PS5.

1. Turn on your PS5 and plug the hard drive into one of the USB ports on the back. The USB port on the front doesn’t support hard drives.

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Plug your external hard drive into one of the rear USB ports.

2. Open your PS5’s Settings menu by clicking the gear icon in the top-right corner of the home page, and then select Storage.

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Open your PS5’s settings.

3. Select USB Extended Storage, and then Format as USB Extended Storage.

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Format your external hard drive to link it with the PS5.

Your PlayStation will format the drive and turn it into an extended storage space. Don’t unplug the drive or your PS5 until it’s done.

Once it’s formatted, your hard drive will be linked to the PS5. You can’t use it to store data from other devices until you unpair it from the PS5 (check out the How to delete games from your PS5’s external storage section below for more info).

How to move games to or from your PS5’s external storage

None of your games will move to the drive automatically, although any PS4 game you download from this point on will download onto the drive by default.

While the drive is connected, you can play any PS4 game on it without moving it back. If you want to play a PS5 game that’s stored on it, however, you’ll have to move the game back onto the console first.

To move your existing games, you’ve got two options.

Through the Game Library

1. Open your PS5’s Game Library. You can find it as the right-most option in the list of apps on your home page.

2. Scroll over any game you want to move and press the Options button on your controller.

3. In the menu that appears, select Move to USB Extended Storage.

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You can move any game onto the hard drive, as long as it has enough space.

4. A new menu will appear with a list of all your games, separated into two tabs: Move PS4 Content and Move PS5 Games. Go through these tabs and select all the games you want to move, and then select Move in the bottom-right corner.

A PS5 menu that lets you move games between the console and hard drive.
Select and move the games you want.

Through the Settings menu

1. Open the Settings menu and select Storage.

2. If you want to move games onto the hard drive, select Console. If you want to take games off the hard drive, select USB Extended Storage.

3. In either menu, click Games & Apps.

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Select the “Games & Apps” option.

4. The same menu with all your games will appear. Go through them and select all the games you want to move, and then select Move in the bottom-right corner.

How to delete games from your PS5’s external storage

Once again, you’ve got two options.

If you want to delete a specific game

1. Open the Settings app, select Storage, and then USB Extended Storage.

2. Click Games & Apps to open a list of everything on your external hard drive.

3. At the top of the screen, select the Delete Content tab.

4. Select all of the games you want to delete, and then click Delete in the bottom-right corner.

If you want to delete everything on the external hard drive at once

1. Once again, open the Settings app, select Storage, and then USB Extended Storage.

2. Click the three dots (…) next to the Safely Remove from PS5 option.

3. Select Format as exFAT.

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Select the “Format” option to erase the hard drive.

This will erase everything on the drive, and return it to factory default settings. This means that if you want to use it with your PS5 again, you’ll have to set it up from scratch.

This is also the method you’ll use if you want to totally unpair the external hard drive from your PS5 and use it with another device.

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How to install the ‘Among Us’ proximity chat mod and make your games even more suspenseful

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The proximity chat mod, CrewLink, in “Among Us” adds a twist to traditional voice chat.

  • The “Among Us” proximity chat mod makes it so you can hear other players talking when they’re near you in-game.
  • To install the proximity chat mod, download it from GitHub and run it, then open “Among Us.”
  • You’ll need to make sure that “Among Us” is fully updated before using the mod.
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Solving a murder mystery is a lot harder when you can’t talk to anyone else. But if you can hear your partners – only for their voices to be taken away right when you need them most – you’ve got the makings of a high-stakes drama.

That’s where CrewLink, the proximity chat mod for “Among Us,” comes in. Here’s what you need to know about the mod, including how to install and use it.

‘Among Us’ proximity chat, explained

The CrewLink mod in “Among Us” allows you to verbally communicate with players who are close to you in-game. So you’ll be able to hear everyone in the waiting lobby, but everyone’s sound level will change as the game begins – the closer another player is to you, the louder they’ll be, even through walls. If they’re further away, their voice will be quieter, if audible at all.

This adds a definite sense of suspense and drama to the game as your friends’ voices suddenly go silent when they’re killed, or as you yell for help while being chased. It also makes emergency meetings incredibly chaotic, as players rush to be heard.

How to install the proximity chat mod in ‘Among Us’

You’ll need to download the latest version of CrewLink from GitHub. To do that, go to the “Installation Instructions” section of the mod page and click “releases.” The latest version will appear at the top of the page. Then, under “Assets,” click the first link (it should be a .exe file) and the download will begin.

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Click “CrewLink-Setup-2.0.1.exe” – or whatever the most recent version is – to download it.

Save the .exe file somewhere you can find it. Once it’s saved, double-click to open it – you may see antivirus warnings, in which case select the option that allows it to continue. After it’s finished installing, which should only take a few seconds, it should automatically open. You should then be able to use the mod in a game.

Be aware that you may run into issues if “Among Us” isn’t up to date (or if it’s the beta version).

How to use proximity chat in ‘Among Us’

Once installed, you can turn on the mod by launching the game and joining a lobby. From the menu, go into the game settings and check the box next to “Voice Activity.”

When you go back into the main menu page, you should see a green ring around your character while you’re talking. Other players in your lobby will appear below yours. If they also have the mod and are talking, you should also see the green ring around their avatars. Otherwise, they’ll show up with a red ring.

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“Among Us” running with CrewLink’s mod in the corner.

Once you’ve enabled the mod, you can switch over to push-to-talk mode in the settings, if you prefer.

For more information, including a video guide, check out this useful video from YouTuber Ottomated.

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How to check ‘League of Legends’ server status if you can’t connect to the game

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If “League of Legends” isn’t working properly, it may be an issue with Riot Games’ servers.

  • You can check “League of Legends'” server status through Riot Games’ website or Twitter account.
  • If there aren’t issues on with “League’s” servers, you should troubleshoot your own internet connection.
  • For example, try resetting your router and then opening “League of Legends” again.,
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Multiplayer online games like “League of Legends” can be fun, except when you run into server issues and are dropped from your game without warning. When that happens, you can troubleshoot to fix the problem, but first you should check to see if the problems are coming from Riot Games’ own “League of Legends” servers.

How to check the ‘League of Legends’ server status

There are two ways to check “League’s” server status:

1. Check the Riot Games service status website. If there’s an issue, you should see a notice under “Current Messages.”

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You’ll be notified of any server issues under “Current Messages.”

2. Check the Riot Games support Twitter account. The developer may post a tweet before it can update the website (though it posts to both areas when something goes wrong), so it’s worth checking both.

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The @RiotSupport Twitter account may tweet out any server issues.

How to troubleshoot ‘League of Legends’ internet issues

There are a few options for troubleshooting: restarting the game, resetting your router, and exiting out of other internet tasks or downloads. Here’s how to do the first two methods:

Restart the game:

  • On a PC, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete/Esc to force-quit. Next, select “Task Manager” and then select the “League of Legends” app and hit “End Task,” then relaunch the game as usual.
  • On a Mac, press Option+Command+Esc to force-quit the application, then select the “League of Legends” app in the window and hit “Force Quit.”
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On a Mac, try force quitting the League of Legends application.

Reset your router:

  • Unplug your router from the power supply and wait for 30 seconds before plugging it back in. Once you’ve done this, restart “League.”

For more tips on how to fix a faulty internet connection, check out our article, “10 ways to troubleshoot and fix any Wi-Fi problems you’re encountering.”

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How to make a map in ‘Minecraft’ to keep track of your location and world

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Making a map in “Minecraft” takes just a few simple materials.

  • You can make a map in “Minecraft” by combining a compass with eight pages of paper.
  • If you hold a map as you travel, it’ll track your location and record information about the land around you.
  • Once you’ve made a map in “Minecraft,” you can craft banners to mark off special points in the world.
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Minecraft” worlds are massive, and it’s easy to get lost if you stray too far from your base. To keep yourself on track, you could erect beacons, use torches – or simply draw a map.

You can craft, trade for, or find maps throughout your “Minecraft” world. These maps will help you figure out where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re headed to. And once you’ve got a map, you can even add your own custom markers, which is great for noting your land’s most interesting features.

Here’s how to get your hands on a map in “Minecraft,” and then use it.

How to make or find a map in ‘Minecraft’

There are three ways to get a map in “Minecraft:” make one, trade for one, or find one in a chest.

Crafting a map

To make a map in Minecraft, you’ll need one compass and eight pieces of paper. Both the paper and compass can be crafted with raw materials that you’ll dig and scavenge for within your world.

Firstly, paper. Paper is crafted from sugar cane, one of the most common resources around. Sugar cane grows near water in both swamp and desert biomes. Placing three pieces of sugar cane in a row on your crafting table will give you three pieces of paper. This means that you’ll need at least nine pieces of sugar cane for your map.

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Crafting pieces of sugar cane together will give you paper.

Secondly, a compass. You can make one of these with four iron ingots and one piece of redstone dust. You can find iron ore and redstone dust easily when mining, especially as you get nearer to the bottom of the world. You’ll need an iron pickaxe or better to mine redstone.

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Both iron and redstone can be found in underground caves.

Once you have at least one piece of redstone dust and four iron ore blocks, smelt the ore into four iron ingots with a furnace. Then at a crafting table, place the four ingots in four spaces adjacent to the center block, where you’ll place the redstone dust.

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Place ingots in each of the cardinal directions, and some redstone dust in the center.

Once you have your materials, you can finally make a map. Place the compass in the center slot of the 3×3 crafting table area, and insert a paper in each of the other nine slots.

You now have an empty map, ready to be filled out.

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An empty map looks like a yellowed sheet of paper.

Finding a map

“Craft” is obviously in the game’s name for a reason – most everything you use in-game can be crafted.

But you can also try your luck at acquiring an empty map in one of your world’s treasure chests. Treasure chests in sunken shipwrecks have about an eight percent chance of holding a map; the chest in a stronghold’s library has about a 11 percent chance; and the cartographer’s chest in a village has an almost 50 percent chance.

That said, if you’ve managed to find a cartographer, you can also talk to them to buy a map for seven or eight emeralds.

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You can place a cartography table in the path of an unemployed villager to create a cartographer, if you can’t find one already in the village.

How to use a map in ‘Minecraft’

Now you have an “empty map,” which isn’t particularly helpful. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix.

Simply equip and “use” the map to instantly draw a picture of everything around you. The game will also now assign a number to the map so it won’t be called empty anymore.

As you walk around with the map up, more and more of your surroundings will be filled in. You can track yourself with the tiny white marker.

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A filled out map of a village.

Of course, your “Minecraft” world is bigger than what’s shown on the map. Once you leave its range, either make a new map to keep tracking yourself, or zoom your original map out.

You can zoom out your map by combining it with eight more pieces of paper at a crafting table, or only one more piece of paper at a cartography table. This can be done up to four times, and each zoom level doubles the map’s current range.

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Upgrade your maps to see more of the landscape.

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How to find a saddle in ‘Minecraft’ and use it to ride horses, pigs, and more

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Saddles aren’t hard to find in “Minecraft.”

  • You can find a saddle in “Minecraft” in treasure chests, by fishing, by trading, or by hunting.
  • Saddles are one of the few items in “Minecraft” that can’t be crafted.
  • Once you have a saddle, you can use it to ride horses, Striders, pigs, and more.
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A saddle is one of the rare “Minecraft” items that can’t actually be crafted. Like the Elytra, one of the game’s other transportation-related items, you’ll need to find a saddle rather than make it.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to find saddles. And once you have one, using it is easy – although you might need to bring a treat or two for the creature you want to ride.

Here’s everything you need to know about the saddle in ‘Minecraft’: How to get one, which mobs can be saddled up, and the trick to controlling them once you do.

How to find a saddle in ‘Minecraft’

There are four different ways to find a saddle: by looting treasure chests, trading, fishing, and hunting.

Treasure chests

In both editions of Minecraft, you can find saddles in treasure chests at these locations: dungeons, bastion remnants, desert temples, End cities, jungle temples, Nether fortresses, strongholds, and villages.

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Two treasure chests found in an End city tower.

Your chances at finding a saddle within a treasure chest will vary, but your best bets are with a Nether fortress chest (35.3 percent), a dungeon chest (28.3 percent), or a desert temple chest (23.5 percent).

For a Nether fortress chest, you’ll have to first reach the Nether by way of a Nether Portal crafted from obsidian. Dungeon chests, on the other hand, are found in the Overworld – you can simply start (carefully) digging down until you find a cave system. Dungeons are always adjacent to caves.

Finally, desert temples can be found in desert biomes, and the temple’s chests will be enclosed in a room within the pyramid. Just be careful, as the treasure chests are flanked by a TNT trap which, if stepped on, will destroy the chests, their contents, and possibly you as well.

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There’s no guarantee that you’ll find a saddle in these chests, but there’s always a possibility.

Fishing

You can fish in any body of water, and whenever you do, there’s a chance that you’ll catch treasure instead of fish. However, by default there’s a less than 1 percent chance of reeling in a saddle.

If you’re willing to put in some work, you can increase the odds by blessing your fishing rod with a “Luck of the Sea” enchantment. Add a Tier 3 “Lure” enchantment for faster fishing, and you’ll be reeling in a saddle in no time.

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You can enchant your tools with an enchanting table, or an anvil and an enchanted book.

All you need is a fishing rod and water. Any body of water is suitable, too, whether it’s standalone or part of a large river, an ocean, or just a manmade pond.

Trade with a Master Leatherworker

If you’ve accrued a good deal of emeralds, trade them with your friendly village Leatherworker in exchange for a saddle. If you can’t find a Leatherworker in the village, you can turn a non-employed villager into one by plopping a cauldron in their path.

Trade with the Leatherworker until they’ve reached “Master” status, and you should be able to exchange emeralds for a saddle.

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Saddles are considered a “master” craft for Leatherworkers.

The only catch here is that if you’re playing on the console-friendly “Bedrock” version of the game, there’s only a 50 percent chance that they offer you this trade.

Kill a Ravager

Finally, if you like the thrill of the hunt, you can kill a Ravager. These are strong enemies that look like bulls, and will accompany pillagers on raids.

Upon death, a Ravager will always drop a saddle.

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Ravagers comes equipped with saddles by default.

How to use your saddle in ‘Minecraft’

Once you have your saddle, you’re ready to ride. But what animal should you pick?

There are the obvious options, like horses, donkeys, and mules. Each of these animals can be tamed by repeatedly mounting them until they stop bucking you off – how many times you’ll need to do this is randomly decided for each animal. Once they’re tamed, “use” the saddle on them and you’ll place it on them.

You can get the saddle back by hopping on the animal and pressing the inventory button. You’ll see that it has its own inventory, which you can take the saddle from.

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Tamed horses have their own inventory, where you can also give them armor.

But there are also a few more fun options, like pigs and Striders.

Using your saddle to ride a pig

You can get a pig’s attention with a carrot. Then, equip the saddle in your hotbar and “use” it on the pig.

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Pigs are attracted to carrots on sticks, which can be crafted by combining a carrot with a fishing rod.

Select the pig to start riding. However, you won’t be able to move it without using a Carrot on a Stick – hang it in front of the pig to make it run any way you please.

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There are few things easier to craft than a carrot on a stick.

While riding a pig is definitely fun, you might find riding a saddled-up Strider even more practical, since they can walk across lava.

Using your saddle to ride a Strider

Striders are a newer mob in “Minecraft,” and can be found roaming all across the lava oceans in the Nether. Riding a Strider lets you cross the lava without any danger.

Similar to the pig, first you can get the Strider’s attention with a coveted cuisine: warped fungus.

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You can find warped fungus (the green-and-orange plant here) growing throughout the Nether.

When the Strider is close enough, equip the saddle in your hot bar and use it on the Strider to equip it. Then approach the Strider with your “use” action to mount.

Make sure you have a fishing rod on hand so you can create a warped fungus on a stick, which you’ll need to lead the Strider around.

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Once you’ve put a saddle on the Strider, you can use it to walk over lava pools.

Just don’t get too attached to your pig or Strider – once you’ve given them a saddle, the only way to get it back is to kill them.

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Yes, ‘Among Us’ is cross-platform – here’s how to play it with all your friends

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As long as you’re using the same server, “Among Us” is cross-platform.

  • “Among Us” is a cross-platform game, so you can play with all your friends even if you don’t own the same system.
  • To play “Among Us” across different platforms, each player will need to be logged into the same server region.
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Among Us” is one of the most popular multiplayer video games available right now. Although it was originally only available for iOS and Android mobile devices, the game has expanded to other platforms, allowing even more players to join the crew.

Yes, ‘Among Us’ is a cross-platform game

“Among Us” is a multiplayer game available for Android and iOS mobile devices, Windows computers, and the Nintendo Switch. And unlike some other games that can be played on multiple systems, “Among Us” is fully cross-platform.

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To say that a video game is “cross-platform” means that multiple people can play the game together regardless of what platform they’re using. Here, for example, it means that “Among Us” players on an iPhone can host or join games with PC or Switch players. As long as you are on the same server and the regional versions of the game don’t conflict with each other, you can play together online.

To play “Among Us” across different devices, all players will need to be logged into the same server, which is determined by geographical location: North America, Europe, or Asia. This means that players in North America won’t be able to play with friends in Asia or Europe unless they change their location in-game.

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How to tame a fox in ‘Minecraft’ and get the game’s cutest NPC to follow you

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Taming a fox in ‘Minecraft’ isn’t as easy as you might think.

  • You can tame a fox in “Minecraft” by breeding two wild foxes.
  • The baby fox they spawn will automatically be tamed, but will follow its parents until you lead it away.
  • To breed wild foxes in “Minecraft,” you’ll need to enclose them in a pen and then feed them sweet berries.
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Foxes have been part of Minecraft since 2018, and it’s one of the game’s cutest “mobs” – the game’s term for its NPCs.

Like most animal mobs, foxes can be tamed so they’ll follow and obey you. However, unlike those other animals, you can’t simply convince any random fox to like you. Instead, you’ll need to breed a new fox into existence.

Here’s how to tame foxes in “Minecraft,” whether playing in Survival mode or Creative mode.

How to tame a fox in ‘Minecraft’

To tame a fox, you’ll need to make two wild foxes have a child. Here’s how to do it.

Find and capture two foxes

First you’ll need to find your wild foxes.

Foxes can be found in the taiga biome and taiga biome only, with the small caveat that they might wander to adjacent biomes. The taiga biome is characterized by its tall, green spruce trees. There’s a few variations of the taiga biome, including snowy taigas that feature white foxes.

An untamed fox is a fickle, skittish creature. You’ll want to search for them during the day, when most of them will be asleep.

The moment you see a curled up, conked-out fox, make sure you start crouching right away. You’ll use the shift key to crouch on a computer, or your controller-specific crouch button if playing on a console.

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Foxes sleep during the day, and hunt at night.

Now, still crouching, build a pen around the fox to trap it. You can use any block to make your pen, but you’ll want to make the walls tall – at least three blocks. This will make sure it can’t escape. You can’t stop crouching until the fox is cordoned in its pen. The moment you uncrouch, a fight-or-flight switch flips in the foxes and they’ll run away.

If you see two foxes near each other, that’s even better – trap them both in the same pen.

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Trap both foxes with fences or blocks.

This is rare, though, so you’ll probably need to find and trap the foxes separately. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to connect the two traps with a wall of blocks.

However, if the foxes you find are pretty far apart, and you don’t want to take on a large construction gig, you can use a boat. Place a boat in front of a fox, and when it walks into it, it’ll be trapped inside. You can then row the boat (even across land) to the other fox, and pen them both in.

Regardless which option you choose, you ultimately want to end up with a fairly tight enclosure to hold the two foxes.

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Get the foxes near each other.

Feed the foxes sweet berries

Whether you’ve spent the last hour wrangling foxes, or simply threw down a few Fox Spawn Eggs, you should now have two adult foxes penned in. If you caught a baby fox, wait for it to age up.

Get close to the two adult foxes, and equip a sweet berry. These come from the green-and-red bushes you occasionally see which slow and hurt you when you walk through them. They’re fairly commonplace in the taiga, if you haven’t gathered any already.

Feed berries to both foxes by using it on them. If you’re struggling to get near enough to feed the foxes, make sure you’re crouching.

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Feed berries to both of your foxes.

Equip the sweet berries in your hotbar, and then approach the fox and use the berries on it to feed it a berry. If you’re struggling to get near enough to feed the foxes, make sure you’re crouching.

Upon feeding sweet berries to both foxes, they’ll immediately breed a baby fox.

This baby fox is your golden egg: They’ll be sweet and docile, unlike their parents, who will still go berserk when you release the crouch key. This is your tamed fox.

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Your baby fox will appear and stay near its parents.

However, you’re not done yet. Although the fox is docile, it’s still not under your control.

Get the baby fox to stop following its parents

While the new baby fox might fall far from the tree in terms of attitude, if you leave it be, it’ll always stay with its parents. This means that if they run from you, it’ll run too.

You can fix this by attaching a lead to the baby fox, and walking it away from its parents. You can craft a lead by combining string and a slime ball, or randomly find one in a chest throughout the world.

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The slime ball is what gives the lead its stickiness.

Attach the lead by equipping it and using it on the baby fox. From there, you can gently lead him away to begin a new life with you. Once you’re a few chunks away, it’ll forget about its parents and stop following them.

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Lead your fox away, and it’ll forget about its parents.

Congratulations on earning your first tamed fox. And once you’re there, rinse and repeat: By continuing the same breeding process, you’ll soon have a whole brood of obedient fox friends.

To keep track of your new tame foxes, it’s also a good idea to give the tame ones Name Tags. Learn the ins and outs of Minecraft’s Name Tags in our handy guide.

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