Published on January 22nd, 2020 | by gareth0
Setting Up Your PC Gaming Journey For 2020 And Beyond
So, you’ve decided to move to PC Gaming. While others fawn over the consoles that are to be released later in 2020, you are sitting stoically upon your throne, building your own rig, or finding the best high end gaming PC to purchase from a trusted retailer. The world of PC Gaming moves fast, so fast that it can be hard to keep up with the essential trends you need to consider ahead of time.
Yet you needn’t feel as though you’re out of the loop, or that you have to ‘pay your dues’ before you can start enjoying yourself. You may already be aware of certain practices to keep, such as installing Discord as soon as you set up your operating system in order to connect with gaming friends – or to find them in the first place. But that’s hardly the end of the road, and in order to have the best time and get the most out of your new build, searching for worthwhile advice can be an important use of your time.
It’s this advice we hope to curate ourselves. With the following advice, you’ll be well on your way to enjoy the best of PC gaming:
Install All The Launchers
Be sure that you have all of the launchers bookmarked or installed. This might include Origin, Steam, the Epic Games launcher, Uplay, Battle.net, the Twitch app, and, last but not least, GOG Galaxy 2.0, which allows you to integrate all of your other profiles in one space, complete with achievement and friends list syncing. Even if you set said launchers up to only open when you want them to and not on startup, you will notice that the best deals come your way, and you’ll also be more familiar with the game publishing infrastructure.
Install Your Drivers
Install your drivers. Depending on if you have an AMD or Intel chipset or may or may not need to install certain drivers depending on your options. Additionally, GeForce Experience or AMD auto detect can help you apply the best drivers for your Nvidia or AMD graphics card, allowing you to squeeze the most optimized potential from your graphical device. That can be a very important step many new to PC gaming will miss.
Stay In The Loop!
Through review sites such as ours, reading Reddit gaming community discussions, joining forums and making your voice heard, as well as searching for team mates to online games, you can begin to feel part of an online growing community. This way, you can feel part of the PC gaming zeitgeist, one that is as diverse and expansive as anything else you may have experienced. Through this effort you will also be able to properly define your tastes, no matter if they are best felt via online MMOs, text adventure games, or hardcore military shooters such as Escape From Tarkov.
With this advice, you’re sure to correctly set up your PC gaming journey for 2020 and beyond.