Top 5 apps to add an extra layer of excitement to your gaming

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Tabatha
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Marketing video games by day, kilt hating by night. Tabatha enjoys short walks where coffee is the end destination.

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As gamers, we’re always on the lookout for ways to switch up our game. We’ve compiled five of our favorite must-have apps that add that little something extra to your games.

These top 5 range from well-known to some apps we think need more recognition. If you’re looking for some cool ways to spice up your gaming experience, here you go!

 #5 Twitch

Initially released in 2011, the service has amassed over 1.5 million daily active users, coming in at number five because we reckon you must already have it by now. Whether you’re looking for tips and tricks from the pros, a direct way to ask your esports faves that burning question, or just some background commentary as you grind, Twitch is the place to be.

Most of you will know how to work Twitch by now. But do you have the app? If you don’t, we can’t recommend it enough! Never miss a second of the action. Get on-the-go notifications when your faves are live, watch streams wherever you want, always be on that gaming grind. No more missing a tournament because you’re lactose intolerant and ate too much ice cream, watch it on your phone. Now you can plug in at that family function you’re dreading! (Sorry, aunt Carol, TenZ is live.)

Games available 

If you can think of it, Twitch has a scene for it. If you’re really into Valorant esports, you’re covered. Looking for a cozy Stardew Valley hangout? They’ve got you.

Tips

  • Turn on notifications to get the most out of your favorite streamers.

  • The Discover tab will recommend things for you, if you’re out of things to watch, give this a little look.

  • The Browse tab will allow you to search by game. If you’re grinding Apex and want some relevant commentary, open up someone’s stream on your phone. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite streamer!

Thinking about becoming a streamer yourself? Here’s everything you need to know before you start.

#4 eForce

Flying a little under the radar, eForce is one of our all-time favorite mobile apps for keeping on top of esports. Not only showing the latest esports news, and player stats, but also giving you the chance to follow your favorite teams, games, players, tournaments, and leagues.

If you’re looking to be as up-to-date as possible, this is the app for you.

Games available

  • CS:GO

  • PUBG

  • Fortnite

  • League of Legends

Tips

  • We recommend following your favorite teams and also your rivals! That way you can track how good (or bad—hopefully) they’re doing!

  • Check in regularly for the most up to date news. Find out how the pros play and implement this into your own game to show those leaderboards who’s boss!

#3 Killer Voices

This one really adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your games! This PC app will switch up the announcer voice in your favorite game to your favorite fictional character. Always wanted to hear Rick Sanchez tell you how much you suck at Fortnite? Arnold Schwarzenegger egg you on in Rainbow Six? Well damn, Killer Voices is the app for you!

Games Available

  • League of Legends

  • CS:GO

  • PUBG

  • Fortnite

  • Apex

  • DOTA2

  • Rainbow Six Siege

  • Splitgate

Tips

  • Turn down your game’s announcer voice—you don’t want Lois Griffin putting you off your Apex Game.

  • Press Alt+K to bring up the overlay and choose your favorite character.

  • Most of all, try this out! Hours on the grind can be awesome for your game improvement but can get tiresome. So switch it up Check it out and see if they have a character you know!

#2 Outplayed

Have you ever had a sick headshot your friends didn’t believe that you made? Well here’s a video capturing app that automatically picks your coolest moments from the game and lets you pick out the ones you want to share with your friends, enemies, and aunt Carol.

Games available

Outplayed has over 200 available game titles so we’d be surprised if your main wasn’t compatible.

Tips

We spoke to the Ouplayed team and asked their top beginner tips. Here’s what they said:

  • Make sure your graphics card drivers are up-to-date.

  • Bumping up FPS/Bitrate/Resolution might result in a lower quality video if your hardware can't handle it. It's better to start with medium/low configuration—check how that works out—and only then decide if you should increase the settings or not

  • Out-dated drivers and too high quality settings are the number 1 cause for issues in capturing your games.

#1 G-Loot

Now, of course, we’re probably pretty biased here but no other app offers you the chance to track your game stats while completing awesome challenges quite like G-Loot. 

If you’re serious about your game, G-Loot will give you in-depth stats on where you’re acing it and where you can improve.

If you’re just looking for a cool way to shake things up with your favorite game, G-Loot’s challenges give you new ways to play, while earning some sweet rewards!

Games Available

  • Valorant

  • Fortnite

  • Apex Legends

  • Rainbow Six Siege

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 

  • Dota2, and many more!

Tips

  • Load the G-Loot App up before launching your game—this makes sure everything is tracked.

  • Didn't receive your reward from a challenge or leaderboard? Try restarting the app fully by exiting Overwolf from the system tray and reloading G-Loot. 

  • In-game notifications not your thing? You can turn them off the in-game notifications from the settings tab.

  • Follow our social media and join our Discord! This way you get to stay on top of updates, game maintenance, and can ping us feedback whenever you want.

Gaming is always about having fun, we hope these apps help you get the most out of the games you love to play.

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