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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 March 14 Update – Bug Fixes, 2X Weekend, And More

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Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 across platforms, alongside providing a peak at what’s coming this weekend to the game in a new Reddit post.

The new update brings improvements and bug fixes to all modes, alongside Treyarch provided a preview of the next major update, which is coming on March 26.

Here’s the full details, directly from Treyarch:

MP DLC Free Access Weekend + 2XP/2X Merits/2X Tiers Starts Tomorrow

Starting at 10AM PT tomorrow through 10AM PT Monday, March 18, all Black Ops 4 players get free access to all four current Black Ops Pass Multiplayer maps: Elevation, Madagascar, Casino, and Lockup! To celebrate, we’re also turning on 2XP in Multiplayer, 2XP in Zombies, 2X Merits in Blackout, and 2X Tier Progression for players on all platforms this weekend. Grab your friends, jump in, and rank up.

Gameplay Improvements and Stability Fixes

In today’s game settings update, we’ve addressed various issues that could occur when using Outrider’s Hawk, disabled the UAV sweep voiceover in One in the Chamber (it was getting a little too spammy after long sessions), added match quit penalty notifications to League Play, made various stability improvements to Multiplayer and Blackout, implemented gameplay improvements for our new “Hellcatraz” Gauntlet in Zombies on PS4, and more.

In Blackout, we’ve reduced the damage and range of the Purifier, and reduced the amount of fire resistance provided by the Reinforced Perk. We’re also aware of an issue with increased friendly player collision in Multiplayer and are working on a fix as we speak. Stay tuned for further updates.

Shamrock & Awe Details

Our Shamrock & Awe seasonal event continues in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies on PS4 and kicks off on Xbox One and PC next week, running through the month of March. This year’s Shamrock & Awe event delivers fun new thematic in-game experiences across all modes, including:

  • Multiplayer:
    • St. Patrick’s Stockpile
      • This event brings a new game mode with Stockpile, inspired by Black Ops 3’s Fracture with a St. Patrick’s Day twist. Bank enemy shamrocks and deposit them at the nearest pot of gold to claim victory.
    • Contraband Hurricane
      • We’re always looking to deliver fun new takes on our MP maps as we ramp up to the next Operation’s drop of new DLC maps, and Contraband Hurricane offers a distinct stormy weather variant of one of our favorite maps. Contraband Hurricane is available free to all players with this update.
  • Blackout:
    • Seasonal Map Makeover
      • A new springtime update has arrived in Blackout, including all-new lighting, upgraded dynamic grass, green-colored smoke, and other St. Patrick’s Day-themed changes.
    • Pot-o-Gold Stashes
      • Treasures await those who find the Pot-o-Gold stashes hidden throughout Blackout during the event. If you spot one, it’s your lucky day!
    • Homunculus Leprechaun Hoards
      • If you’re clever enough to track down one of these little guys dancing a jig out there, attack him and swipe his loot! As the old saying goes, leprechauns love tactical weapons with maxed-out attachments.
  • Zombies:
    • Green-Eyed Zombies
      • Those fancy eyes aren’t just for show. Look for these special zombies in Classic Chaos story maps during the event to uncover a special reward…
    • New Seasonal Easter Egg
      • Follow the rainbow to unlock a St. Patrick’s Day surprise.
  • Free Personalization Items:
    • “Precious” Gesture
      • All players unlock a new St. Patrick’s Day-themed Gesture by logging in during Shamrock & Awe.
    • “Shamrock & Awe” Animated Calling Card
      • Get your free seasonal animated Calling Card when you log in while the event is active.

Let us know your thoughts on St. Patrick’s Stockpile, Contraband Hurricane, our newest seasonal Blackout updates, and your latest adventures in Zombies! Our next major game update is just around the corner when Shamrock & Awe wraps up, including our next Black Ops 4 Zombies map, new MP game modes, an all-new Blackout experience, and much more.

CWL Fort Worth Kicks Off Tomorrow

Tune into CWL Fort Worth this weekend to watch 16 Pro League teams + up to 256 amateur teams compete at our second CWL open event of the 2019 season. The numbers are in, and CWL Fort Worth is already projected to be one of the highest-attended CWL events of all time!

Watch the action unfold all weekend long: twitch.tv/callofduty

Read on below for the patch notes on what’s new since our last update:

  • Addressed various issues when using Outrider’s Hawk.
  • Addressed POV issues during Killcam for kills with the Thresher.
  • Disabled UAV sweep voiceover in One in the Chamber.
  • Added match quit penalty notification to League Play.
  • Reduced damage over time and range of Purifier in Blackout.
  • Reduced Reinforced Perk damage mitigation against fire in Blackout.
  • Gameplay improvements for “Hellcatraz” Gauntlet in Zombies.
  • Stability improvements in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes across all modes.

The following updates are now live on consoles, with PC to follow:

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes
    • One in the Chamber
      • Disabled “downlinking enemy data” radar sweep voiceover.
    • Heist
      • Addressed an issue that could cause EKIAs from properly registering in Heist.
  • Specialists
    • Outrider
      • Addressed an issue preventing Stim Shot use after using the Hawk.
      • Addressed an issue causing a double reticle to appear when using the Sparrow, then the Hawk.
  • Scorestreaks
    • Thresher
      • Addressed an issue that caused the Killcam for the Thresher to display the incorrect point of view.
  • Custom Games
    • Addressed an issue that could prevent Equipment cooldown from functioning properly in Custom Games.
  • UI
    • Addressed a text overlap issue in the lobby in the map voting area.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Mesh Mines in certain cases.
    • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while playing Stockpile with bots.

World League Hub

  • UI
    • Added red penalty text to the Quit Match popup to clearly indicate new match quit penalty.
    • Updated the World League Rank Calling Card description to include the card’s rank.

Blackout

  • Weapons
    • Purifier
      • Reduced damage over time.
      • Reduced range.
  • Perks
    • Reinforced
      • Reduced Reinforced Perk fire resistance.
  • Equipment
    • Recon Car
      • Resolved a UI error that could occur when activating a Recon Car.
    • Grapple Gun
      • Resolved an issue causing players to hold the Grapple Gun with the wrong hand when viewed in third-person.
  • UI
    • Addressed an issue that prevented Echelon images from appearing in the Merit Report screen.
    • Removed erroneous description text for the Medic Perk that referenced faster healing.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Spectate button from functioning on the Elimination screen until Skip had been pressed.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading into Blackout in splitscreen**.**

Zombies

  • Host Migration
    • Addressed various issues relating to having an active timer up when host migration occurred during a Gauntlet match.
    • Addressed an issue causing AI to not target players after a host migration while loading into a map.
  • Armory
    • Addressed a UI error that occurred when entering the Personalize Menu of the Armory for weapons that are disabled in the Edit Game Rules Menu.
  • UI
    • Addressed an issue that caused a progress bar from appearing when throwing Equipment.
  • Stability
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when the player killed themselves inside the Acid Trap.
      • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when certain visual effects were attached to the player.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Fixed a rare crash that could occur during the Stake Knife Quest.

General

  • Lobby
    • Addressed an issue that prevented a user that was previously a party host from entering game modes that could not be entered with the previous party.

The following updates are now live on PS4, with other platforms to follow:

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes
    • Stockpile
      • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when leaving a Stockpile match that is in progress.
      • Resolved an issue that caused the drop-off location to appear as a black square on 4k displays.

Blackout

  • Game Modes
    • Hardcore
      • Adjusted text on the Elimination Screen to indicate the proper game type.

Zombies

  • Hellcatraz
    • Addressed an issue causing zombies to rarely not spawn in appropriately on Round 12.
    • Addressed an issue causing zombies to rarely stop spawning if the player moved quickly through the Catwalk zone.
    • Added additional UI feedback on the HUD when players attempt to shoot without reloading first during the “Load of Nonsense” challenge.
    • Added additional UI feedback on the HUD when players attempt to shoot without jumping during the “Jump Shot” challenge.

General

  • Black Market
    • Free “Shamrock & Awe Calling Card” will no longer become unequipped after restarting the game.

SOURCE: Reddit

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CoD devs reportedly working on “open world RPG” with Infinity Ward job listing

A job listing from Infinity Ward Poland hints at the Call of Duty developers working on a new open-world RPG.

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A new job listing from the Call of Duty developers suggests that Infinity Ward’s Poland office is working on a brand-new open-world role-playing game (RPG).

Open-world video games are extremely popular because of the opportunities they provide to players for exploration of large and detailed maps, with titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 being extremely successful.

Now, a new job listing from Infinity Ward Poland appeared for a short while, suggesting that the Call of Duty developers are currently developing a brand-new role-playing game (RPG) with an open-world structure.

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In a now-deleted job listing on the Infinity Ward careers page, Activision were looking for someone with experience making “non-linear narratives in open-world games” to work on a “narrative and cinematic experience in an open-world RPG.”

While the developers didn’t reveal what his project is about, the Narrative Director position in the post placed an emphasis on “story, characters, lore, and world-building” for the game that’s in development.

At the time of writing, it’s unconfirmed what exactly this “unannounced AAA project” is called, and one possibility is that it might be a new Call of Duty title as Infinity Ward have never released a game outside of that series.

It’s also possible that this open-world RPG might be an entirely new IP that has no connection to the Call of Duty franchise. We will probably learn more details as the game’s development progresses.

As exciting as this sounds, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is all just speculation based on the now-deleted job listing, and we’ll need to manage our expectations until Infinity Ward officially announce the game.


For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 as well as our hub on Warzone 2.

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Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam

2022 is a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with release dates.

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2022 continues to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s a look into the biggest games and potential release dates.

The start of 2022 signaled over a year since the PS5, and Xbox Series X took video games to the ninth generation of consoles. Developers have had plenty of time to chew the fat and harness the power of the consoles to create immense AAA experiences.

There’s also plenty of mileage left for the Nintendo Switch, and of course, PC, Stadia, and Steam are always pushing the envelope.

With 2022 already delivering Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Gran Turismo 7, the remainder of the year is also looking to bring the heat. Here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.

PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC, Steam & Stadia video games in 2022

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date: October 28

ghost in call of duty modern warfare 2

For the first in almost 20 years, the Call of Duty franchise will be breaking its annual release schedule in 2023. This means that players will be stuck with CoD’s 2022 title, Modern Warfare 2 for two years.

The 2022 iteration of the iconic franchise is set to be a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. The game will be built on a brand-new engine, and the development of the game is being led by Infinity Ward. The Call of Duty team announced that Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28, 2022.

Gotham Knights release date: October 25, 2022

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A Gotham City without the caped crusader is a strange thought, but that’s the threat that faces it as Bruce Wayne is dead. In Batman’s place, his former proteges need to step up and protect Gotham, batting away any threats of crime perpetrated by some of its most evil supervillains.

Featuring co-operative mode, players can take control of these plucky heroes and hopefully do Batman proud when the game releases on October 25, 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy release date: Holiday 2022

a young wizard using a wand in harry potter hogwarts legacy

There have been many Harry Potter movie tie-in games, but there still hasn’t been an authentic RPG experience that lets you become your own wizard – until now.

Hogwarts Legacy will let fans worldwide finally live out their dream of attending Hogwarts, and the game allows players to select their House, the classes they do, and customize their character, all the while fighting monsters and completing quests.

God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022

kratos and tyr staring at each other in god of war ragnarok

Players got a juicy look at the next epic adventure in Santa Monica’s God of War franchise during the 2021 PlayStation Experience. Kratos and Atreus are set to battle with Freya, possibly Thor, and their own demons.

God of War Ragnarok looks like it’s expanded upon the reboot to incorporate more NPCs, more spectacular gameplay, and a gripping narrative that will test the bond between father and son.

Final Fantasy XVI release date: late 2022

Final Fantasy XVI protagonist

The hype surrounding Final Fantasy XVI is beginning to mount as we get deeper into 2022. It’s the collaboration between Square Enix and the combat designer of Devil May Cry 5, Ryota Suzuki that has fans of the franchise excited.

The developers have confirmed that they would release additional information about the sixteenth game in the mainline Final Fantasy franchise around Summer 2022. Hopefully, this will include a release date giving RPG fanatics something to look forward to.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date: November 18

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2022 is a great year to be a Pokemon fan. Shortly after the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Nintendo wasted no time announcing their newest mainline titles. Pokemon Violet and Pokemon Scarlet will introduce players to the ninth generation of Pokemon games.

Nintendo has already shared details about the game including the implementation of open-world areas as well as the three starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. On June 1, a trailer confirmed November 18 as the official release date for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: delayed to 2023

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It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could easily be one of the most anticipated games of all time.

Breath of the Wild took the world by storm in 2017 with its rich, expressive world that deviated from the conventions of traditional Zelda games. Many millions of copies sold later, and fans everywhere are desperate for the next chapter for Link in this gorgeous, sprawling version of Hyrule.

Unfortunately on March 29, 2022, Nintendo announced that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 would be pushed back to a 2023 release date.


That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022. For all the latest news and guides on these games and more, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL!

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CoD Points price: How to buy, spend & do they carry over

CoD Points are the official currency of Call of Duty. Check out CoD Point prices, where to buy them, and whether they transfer between games.

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Activision’s in-game currency lets players purchase cosmetics for their characters, and we’ve got everything you need to know about CoD Points prices, how to buy them, and all the items you can spend them on.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game, requiring players to spend their own currency named CoD Points to acquire them.

CoD Points can be purchased using the menu systems in games like Vanguard or Warzone or through console marketplaces like the PS Store or Xbox Marketplace.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Vanguard and Warzone offering special Attack on Titan and Snoop Dogg skins as well as unique weapon Blueprints for popular weapons, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend CoD Points.

CoD points stacked up

CoD Points prices

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying CoD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas others need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various CoD Points bundles:

  • 200 CoD Points: $1.99 / £1.79
  • 500 CoD Points: $4.99 / £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) CoD Points: $9.99 / £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) CoD Points: $19.99 / £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $39.99 / £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) CoD Points: $74.99 / £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $99.99 / £84.99
  • 15,000 (+6,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $149.99 / £123.99
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How to buy COD Points

You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

There are four ways you can buy COD Points:

  • PC players can purchase CoD Points on the Battle.net website
  • PS4 & PS5 players can purchase CoD Points in the PS Store on their console, or on the PlayStation website
  • Xbox Series X, Series S, or One players can buy CoD Points on the Xbox Marketplace on their console, or the official Microsoft Store website
  • Select physical retailer’s stock vouchers and gift cards with a code that players can redeem for CoD Points.

Where to spend CoD Points

Spending your CoD Points is incredibly easy, with players able to purchase cosmetic bundles and Blueprints in the in-game store.

The stores are available in Vanguard, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare, so you can kit out your Operator regardless of your preferred title.

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Do CoD Points carry over across games?

The good news is that your CoD Points will transfer across your Call of Duty games, as they are linked to your Activision account.

Players who will still have CoD Points in their account from Vanguard don’t need to worry, as they will automatically be in your account when Modern Warfare 2 releases.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are approaching Season 3 at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of a season, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough CoD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You’ll be able to buy the Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods on April 27, 2022:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.


Also, check out how Vanguard is officially getting a round-based Zombies map after Season 3 or how Warzone players are begging for Godzilla & King Kong Operator skins.

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