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A look back at the main menu soundtracks of Call of Duty from 2003 to today

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Depending on your age, you’ve likely devoted a sizeable amount of your life to Call of Duty – some of you may even have started from the bottom back in 2003 – now we’re here.

Call of Duty has evolved from being just a PC only title to one of the biggest gaming franchises there is, and with each release comes a brand new soundtrack. Whether you take notice and listen to the background music, or mute it within settings, the soundtrack is a defining factor of each Call of Duty release.

As Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is on the way, we thought we’d rewind all the way back to the start and showcase the main theme soundtracks of each Call of Duty release.

Below is a list of the main menu music you would have been presented with when first playing each release.

Be sure to vote for your favourite by leaving a comment below and telling us why!

Call of Duty – 2003


Call of Duty 2 – 2005


Call of Duty 3 – 2006


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – 2007


Call of Duty: World at War – 2008


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 2009


Call of Duty: Black Ops – 2010


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 2011


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – 2012


Call of Duty: Ghosts – 2013

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Apex Legends devs outline their efforts to combat cheaters

Cheaters in Apex Legends have been ruining servers and preventing pros and streamers from playing Ranked Leagues.

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Apex devs respond to cheaters

In recent news, Respawn Entertainment put out a video responding to huge complaints about in-game hackers and cheaters.

Since the game released back in 2019, Apex Legends has suffered from hackers and cheaters across the battle royale.

This has left not only casual players, but pros and streamers in agony as the game becomes increasingly difficult to play due to the sheer number and extent of hacking.

The issue of cheating has been impacting the community so much so that Respawn actually released a short video commenting on the issue.

Apex devs respond to cheaters

In the video, Apex Legends Design Developer, Jason McCord (@MosterclipRSPN), describes the battle against cheaters as a ‘war of attrition forever’.

Essentially, they state that cheaters will constantly find new ways to exploit the game, regardless of their anti-cheat system. The best Respawn can do is attempt to stay two steps ahead of the hackers.

Another interesting point Jason makes is regarding their silence. Respawn can’t share details about the ways in which they are countering cheaters in their game. If they did, it would be like giving away their war strategy, making it easier for hackers to cheat.

Helping players impacted by cheaters

What Jason did share was how Respawn are working on ways to help players whose games have been impacted by hackers. The Design Developer states that this could come in the form of loss forgiveness, preventing loss of RP in Ranked Leagues.

Jason also confirmed that the devs are listening to the comments of the community. However, there is a strict threat detection process in which updates have to go through. This is simply to make sure these changes can be made without any negative backlash.

Player feedback is important to Respawn, with many of the past updates being added after comments from the community. For more news on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie Intel and check out some of our other articles below.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends War Games trailer hints at huge Lifeline change

The new Apex Legends War Games event trailer may have hinted at a future Lifeline change that may potentially cause controversy.

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Apex Legends Lifeline nerf

Ever since the drone revive update for Lifeline in Season 5, players have been calling for her to be nerfed. It seems the new War Games trailer has hinted at a possible change to her kit.

On April 8th, Respawn Entertainment released the trailer for their highly anticipated mini-event, War Games. Not only does this update mean new skins and LTMs, but also a new patch with, of course, meta changes.

Apex Legends developers have admitted to the struggle of balancing Lifeline before, and have even stated that they would like to try a version of Lifeline “without the shield”.

Lifeline Drone Revive

Lifeline was originally one of the characters with the highest win rate in the game due to her passive ability to heal herself quicker than any other Legend.

However, since this passive was removed and replaced by her drone revive, she has become even stronger in the role of support; not just keeping herself alive but also effortlessly reviving her teammates.

In the trailer for War Games, it seems Lifeline’s drone revive remains. However, this time she doesn’t have the protective shield that many have been calling for to be removed.

It seems they will be finally trying out this new change to Lifeline, which could also potentially lead to further changes surrounding the Low Profile passive.

In another recent discussion with the developers, players also found out that Season 8 Legend, Fuse, had the worst win rate of all characters. Perhaps, this Lifeline change will be a part of some larger patch notes which could see less meta characters such as Rampart and Fuse getting changes to their abilities.

Apex Legends is a battle royale that seems to be constantly evolving, with talk of adding more game modes in the future. Although there was some backlash towards the War Games event, with players worried it will ruin the battle royale experience, these new modes draw players to the game and keep the player base fresh.

If you’re interested in more Apex Legends news, check out this guide for activating a future Season 9 teaser. For more updates on Apex Legends new War Games event and the patch notes that will come with it, stay tuned on Charlie Intel.

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Apex Legends: how to activate the Season 9 Arena teaser

Apex Legends data miners have found out how players can activate a new Season 9 teaser. Here’s how to see it for yourself when it releases.

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Apex Legends Season 9 Teaser Arena

The most recent leaks from Apex Legends data miners reveal the mystery behind the platform in the Firing Range and how to activate the Season 9 teaser.

After the halfway split for Season 8, players noticed a stranged platform implemented on the left side of the Firing Range map.

For weeks players were unaware of its purpose, but finally, the mystery has been uncovered and is associated with the new upcoming Arena mode.

Season 9 Teaser Arena

Data miner @GarretLeaks was among the few who leaked how players can activate the button found on the Firing Range platform. GarretLeaks has even created a step by step guide of how players can experience the Season 9 Arena teaser, which will be available late April:

  • Step 1: Collect keycard from care packages (available on April 16th)
  • Step 2: Find Holosprays scattered around Kings Canyon
  • Step 3: Find Holosprays scattered around Olympus
  • Step 4: Press the phone in the lobby and listen to the audio
  • Step 5: Press the button on the Firing Range platform and wait for the ship (available on April 20th)

Along with this, fellow data miner @Biast12 has also released a video showing what happens after activating the button in the Firing Range.

The video shows Biast boarding a ship after activating the button. Biast arrives at a new location where another button awaits, which activates an elevator. This then takes you into a small arena where a massive hollo of future Legend Ash is shown along with a voice line that states, “The Arena awaits.”

This is clearly a teaser for the upcoming 3v3 mode ‘Arena,’ which will be arriving in Season 9. However, this is also a teaser for the future legend, Ash. Although Ash will likely be arriving at a later Season – more like Season 10 – it does confirm that she will be arriving sooner than later.

In fact, it’s not the first time an announcer for a game mode has eventually become a playable Legend. Back in Season 3, the Shadow Fall game mode saw Revenant as the announcer, who later became a playable Legend in Season 4.

Read more: All Unreleased Apex Legends Characters

If this stays true to the format, Ash could be the new Legend for Season 10, after being an announcer for the previous season much like the introduction of Revenant. Players will be able to activate this teaser towards the end of Season 8.

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