Modern Warfare will have “cross-mode” weapons

Call of Duty Modern Warfare weapons

The newly leaked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have cross-mode weapon progression. As the game was leaked before its actual reveal, we’ve now just seen actual confirmation that the game will make every mode more universal via cross-mode progression for your weapons. Weapon progression will be universal across all the game modes in Modern … Read more

Black Ops 4 gets St. Patrick’s Day update – New gear, modes, and minigames

Call of Duty's Shamrock update will have new gear and events for players.

Treyarch is pushing out a new update with new content and events for Black Ops 4 tomorrow. They’ve been really adding content nonstop to the game since inception. For every major holiday so far, they’ve done something to the game to celebrate with the players. And tomorrow, they’ve announced the next update for the game … Read more

Black Ops 4 getting a major update – vehicles, maps, weapons, and more

Black Ops IIII is set for release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is bringing out the big guns- err, vehicles. And lots of other stuff. That’s right. The latest battle royale craze from Activision is finally rolling out with some vehicles. A bunch of teasers for BO4’s next major release have been sprinkled here and there, but now Treyarch has dropped a … Read more

Black Ops 4 update V1.10 brings free skins, custom Blackout matches

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has received its promised content update which adds a bunch of new features to the game. Namely, Black Ops 4 now gets free skins, custom Blackout matches, and balance changes. Treyarch has been releasing so much content for the game now that I’m almost sick of writing about it. … Read more

Black Ops 4: Nuketown release date has been confirmed

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The signature map to the Black Ops series, Nuketown, has been confirmed for release.

This time around, the map will take place in a Russian, snowy setting based on previously hinted tweets and screenshots. Treyarch had previously teased the map in the newest Black Ops entry title, but there was no official word on when players would be able to duke it out on Nuketown.

Today, the official Call of Duty Twitter account announced that the map would launch for the PS4 on November 13. Fans have already begun to express their excitement over the news with comments and shares. The tweet reads in Russian with a caption that translates to “Welcome back” which further solidifies that Nuketown will take place in a Russian setting.

There was also a video posted with the tweet that shows a few scenes of the map that players will get to duke it out on in just a few days time from now.

Nuketown will be exclusive for PS4 players at first due to the deal Sony has with Activision. One week later, the map will be available for Xbox One and PC on November 20. Nuketown will be available for all digital and physical copies- you only need to buy the base game to be able to play on the map.

Nuketown is known for being hectic, crazy, and one fast-paced map due to the CQC-centered setting of the map every time it’s released in a new Call of Duty entry.

 

CoD: BO4 shatters day one sales records in total Activision history

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Activision came out with a press release yesterday to announce their latest publication, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, has been the most successful day one digital release in the publisher’s entire history. This means that sales for CoD: BO4 broke all previous sales records- including the record set by Call of Duty: WII and broke the record for day one sales on the entire PlayStation Store and release day sales on Xbox One.

PC digital sales were over double that of those set by WWII on first day sales. Player count also grew since last year’s release. The press release also had a remark from Call of Duty Executive VP and GM Rob Kostrich:

Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing. We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year. But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops 4.

This is the first entry into the CoD lineup that features a battle royale mode and has absolutely no single-player campaign. BO4 is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

CoD: BO4’s Blackout Mode gets a new option for picking up items

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Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 4′s Blackout Mode (the battle royale mode) has been changed slightly. This isn’t the first time it’s been changed. Ever since the player feedback from the successful beta, the game has evolved to meet player demand and to balance the game.

Blackout Mode is CoD’s take on the battle royale mode which many games are jumping upon the bandwagon. Players will be dropped onto a map and compete to be the last one standing. The mode includes all maps from previous CoD games and combines them all into one giant map. A few revisions have been made since the beta that took place from September 10-17th. Player counts increased and several balancing issues were addressed.

Previously, players would have to hold the item pickup button in order to add a new item to their inventory. This was annoying since players would have to stop and stare at an item to pick it up, which wastes valuable time and makes you vulnerable to enemy fire. Now, instead of holding down the button, you can now have the option to simply press it instead to grab loot, but you won’t reload your weapon.

This comes from Game Design Director at Treyarch, David Vonderhaar, who posted a tweet on his Twitter account with an image showing off the new item swap option. He lets players know that this means reloading while looking at items isn’t possible if it’s toggled on:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rolls out on October 12th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

New Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ad features rapper Post Malone (it’s ridiculous)

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Ah, the time for Pepsi, Doritos, and Activision to team up again and market the new Call of Duty game. Like a yearly ritual, we’ll get those infamous “Double EXP” or “special rewards” vouchers for buying specially marked packs of whatever food or beverage. Activision is known to go all out in advertising their new CoD games, with some commercials features celebrities like Rob Riggle and Jonah Hill.

This time, the newest advertising campaign for the next AAA title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, features the face of rapper Post Malone doing various things in a video titled “Feelin’ Like a Rockstar” with the #CODNATION hashtag.

The video is extremely weird and outlandish, but that’s expected. The ad is kind of dumb and cheap, but has a certain appeal but you just can’t stop watching.

The newest CoD will feature an all-new mode called Blackout, which is a battle royale mode we’ve talked about many times. the map is the largest map ever created in any Call of Duty game ever made and features different maps from its legacy.

The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12th.

CoD: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode will have at least 100 players (possibly 115)

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The beta test period for Black Ops 4′s Blackout mode has officially ended. From more player feedback and game optimization, Treyarch has raised the player count to 100. Before, it started at 80. During the beta, it was raised to 88. Now, it’s finally at 100 players.

For the battle royale genre, 100 players is the norm. Treyarch understands that this is the sweet spot to be competitive with other popular battle royale games like Fortnite, so having 100 players will at least get their foot in the door, whether or not they plan to challenge the top dogs in the battle royale world.

After all, Blackout is just a piece of the pie for Black Ops 4 and isn’t the core gameplay. The game is still largely a tactical shooter with the Blackout mode being an alternative, experimental mode.

Treyarch seems to be happy with this number, especially on consoles where performance is an issue. They said they experiment with 115 players but didn’t confirm whether or not this will make the cut when the game launches officially next month. The beta was extended for an extra two hour period of time beyond its original scheduled time.

A few other changes were made before the beta was over.

For starters, the damage players receive from being outside the collapse in the map saw an increase. The Cargo plane will be harder to shoot down for airdrops- it’ll have increased HP and not take damage from regular bullets. The wingsuit also underwent some changes, as it can’t gain altitude at fast speeds and steep dives now and increased the time it takes to pull up from one.

Other fixes like players getting stuck, multiplay players spawning in the same location, collision detection, and killcam issues were also fixed. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases next month on the 12th of October.

CoD: 4 Blackout Beta spawns hotfix; Increases player count

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Treyarch released a list of improvements they’ll be focusing on in the next patch. This was largely due to the community feedback they received on the first day of the Blackout Beta event. The developer has rolled out the first hotfix for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it’s a pretty significant update.

For starters, they’ve increased the player count from 80 to 88 players. This follows Treyarch’s statement a few weeks ago that they’ll increase the player count based on how well the game runs. With this significant increase in player count, it shows that the game runs pretty smoothly even for a beta. Perhaps when the full game releases, it just may hit 100 players by launch day.

Item pick-up speed has also been adjusted. There’s no more stopping at an item just to stare it in order to pick it up. Now players can simply hold down the Square button while running over any item to snag it. This seems like something that should definitely improve quality of life experience and basic gameplay mechanics. Weapon reloading will be done independently without picking up an item by pressing the reload button.

Some game stat-tracking has also been improved.

Here’s the full list of changes:

  • General:

    • Changed Featured Playlist to DUOs.

    • Raised player cap to 88.

    • General stability and stat-tracking improvements.

    • Quick equip menu will automatically close if not used for 5 seconds.

  • Item Pickups

    • Increased the speed of picking up Items off of the ground – you will still be able to reload your weapon independently without picking an Item up by tapping the reload button.

  • Equipment

    • Reduced duration of Sensor Dart to 2 minutes

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII to release October 12, 2018

Black Ops IIII is set for release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII has been announced and is set for release October 12th, 2018.

Publisher Activision has stated that the game is in development and has been confirmed for the rumored release date. The announcement was made after the game was teased by James Harden, pro basketball player. He was at a recent game dressed in full camo and a cap as well. The cap had an “IIII” logostylizedd in the Black Ops fashion with Roman numbers and font.

Developer Treyarch will be taking the reigns this time round after Sledgehammer Games on Call of Duty: WWII. This game will be the first CoD title to be released since CoD 2 which was released back in 2005 in the same month.

It’s unsure why these two companies used “IIII” instead of “IV” instead. But it was shown that the Birtish Museum revealed that both IV and IIII were both used during Roman times. It’s just that “IV” came into popularity in modern times as reported by Eurogamer.

Additional info will be relased on May 17th during a Community Reveal Event for fans. So far, the only information revealed is to “foget what you know” as stated on the CoD site. That’s pretty much it.

Black Ops III is still receving updates such as the Infected game mode and the Redwood Snow map also. Updates should keep hardcore fans busy until IIII rolls out.

Image via the official site.