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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 September 23 Update – Dark Divide And More

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Treyarch released Operation Dark Divide for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4, and the studio has shared an update on Reddit fully detailing each of the different features for the game.

The new Operation Dark Divide features new LTMs in Blackout, new Black Ops Pass content, new Black Market content, Blackout updates, and more across the modes.

Here’s the details from Treyarch.

Operation Dark Divide Now Live on PS4

Our sixth season is available now on PS4 with Operation Dark Divide, bringing our uniquely epic “heroes vs. villains” theme to Black Ops 4, as well as the final chapter in the Zombies Aether story with “Tag der Toten”. Get all the details including the roadmap at our official Operation Dark Divide Treyarch Blog, and read on below to see what’s new today on PS4:MULTIPLAYER: Two Black Ops Pass Maps, Echohawk Dual Bore Assault Rifle, AN-94, VMP, New MKII Weapons, and New Mastercrafts

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Black Ops Pass owners get instant access to two additional Multiplayer maps in Operation Dark Divide: the mysterious volcanic island of Lair, and the completely reimagined Black Ops classic, Launch.

What better way to kick off an Operation themed around heroes vs. villains than an evil villain’s headquarters as our newest battleground? Lair is a small-sized indoor map taking place at the uncharted island base of “Arkadeus”, an evil organization hellbent on world domination. With a unique semi-circular design, elevators leading to power positions at the top of the map, and a functional death laser at the center of everything, Lair is unlike any Multiplayer experience we’ve ever built.

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In the Black Ops Flashback map Launch, you’ll battle under the cover of darkness to stop an impending nuclear missile launch that could have catastrophic consequences. The flow of the map feels just like it used to for those who played its original Black Ops incarnation, and we’ve introduced a complete environmental overhaul to transform this fan-favorite into a modern classic. Launch was one of the most popular Black Ops maps for us at the studio and with fans around the world, and we’re beyond excited to bring this one to a new generation in Operation Dark Divide.

You’ll be able to unleash three additional Multiplayer weapons on these maps with this Operation’s Black Market update, including the all-new Echohawk Dual Bore double-barreled assault rifle, the classic AN-94 returning from Black Ops 2, and a completely re-tooled edition of the VMP rapid-fire SMG from Black Ops 3. All-new Mastercrafts are also coming throughout this Operation, including the “Game Over” KAP 45, “Predator” S6 Stingray, and “Desecrator” Rampage, as well as new MKII editions of the VKM 750, Mozu, and Paladin HB50 to help you rank up even faster in MP.BLACKOUT: Heavy Metal Heroes LTM, New Tank Vehicle, Flare Gun, Wonder Weapons, Hellion Salvo Operator, Vehicle Air Drops + More

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We’re going all-in on this Operation’s heroes vs. villains vibe in Heavy Metal Heroes, our most insane Blackout limited-time mode yet with a massive feature list to match:

  • Comic Filter: Blackout enters the comic book hero universe with a unique cel shading effect exclusive to this mode.
  • Thrust Jump: Channel your inner powers with an extra tap of the jump button to reach new heights, outpace the Collapse, boost over your enemies, and outmaneuver enemy vehicles.
  • New Tank Vehicle: Commandeer one of two armored Tanks per Collapse and wreak absolute havoc on the battlefield.
  • Vehicle Air Drops: Keep an eye on the skies for additional Tanks dropping in throughout the match to gain the upper hand, or use them as bait to pick off your enemies one by one.
  • Flare Gun: Find the new Flare Gun throughout the map, fire it into the air, and call in your very own Tank to help your squad crush the opposition.
  • Heavy Metal Heroes Vehicle Variants: Jump into a souped-up variant of the ARAV, Helicopter, or Motorcycle, complete with turbo boost to help you cruise through the map and outrun enemies.
  • Vehicle Ramps: Boost one of these new vehicles off a ramp to catch some sweet air and wingsuit over to a nearby location.
  • Infinite Grapple Gun: Got somewhere to be? Heavy Metal Heroes equips every player with an unlimited Grapple Gun to help you close the gap quickly or get out of danger fast.
  • Hellion Salvo Operator: With all these Tanks and turbo-charged vehicles to contend with, you’ll need some serious firepower to take them down. Pick up the new Hellion Salvo Operator decked out with multiple launcher attachments to take out anything standing in your way.

Players can also wield the Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury Zombies Wonder Weapons found in Mystery Boxes throughout the map for an additional edge… if they can survive the hordes protecting them. So jump into Blackout on PS4, go nuts in Heavy Metal Heroes, test out all the new features and weapons Blackout has to offer, and let us know what you think.ZOMBIES: “Tag der Toten”, Blaze Phase Perk, Power Vacuum and Secret Shopper Elixirs, New Weapon Support, and Upcoming New Gauntlet

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After more than a decade of storytelling across the ever-twisting Aether timeline, our final saga starring the Ultimis, Primis, and Victis crews arrives today on PS4 in “Tag der Toten”. Watch the official gameplay trailer here to get a taste of what to expect, and read on below to see what we’ve got in store.

As the Ultimis and Primis versions of Dempsey, Takeo, Richtofen, and Nikolai gather around the campfire one last time in a certain frozen forest, the Victis crew awakens from cryostasis under Alcatraz to be transported to a forgotten Siberian Group 935 facility. Together, they’ll team up with a mysterious hermit living in the lighthouse to construct the Agarthan Device and ultimately aid Nikolai in achieving his master plan.

“Tag der Toten” delivers a huge range of gameplay features in this final Black Ops 4 Zombies installment, including ziplines, flingers, platforming, freezing water, extreme verticality, underwater areas, and even snowballs as functional weapons! And it wouldn’t be a fitting finale without multiple devastating Wonder Weapons, including the Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze shock rifle and the chilling new Tundra Gun for when your squad can’t take the heat. Long-time Zombies fans will also be happy to get their hands on the explosive Matryoshka Dolls, modeled in the likenesses of our classic Zombies protagonists.

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This Operation includes the brand new Blaze Phase Perk available for use in all Black Ops 4 Zombies maps. Activate this Perk to charge up and blaze a fiery path through the horde in a direct line, knocking all enemies out of your way in the process. New Epic Elixirs are also available in the Laboratory: Power Vacuum, which spawns power-ups at a much higher rate for five minutes, and Secret Shopper, which allows players to buy ammo for any weapon at any wall buy location, including ammo for Wonder Weapons for the first time.

Later in Operation Dark Divide, we’ll be releasing “An Ice Day in Hell”, our upcoming Gauntlet with 30 new rounds of unique challenges and rewards for “Tag der Toten” players. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the Gauntlet’s release date – until then, enjoy uncovering the many secrets of Aether’s epic conclusion, and a heartfelt thank you to every fan who’s been along for the ride with us with the Aether story since World at War. In case you missed it, check out the Zombies portion of this morning’s Treyarch studio broadcast including a special message from the dev team and our amazing cast of Primis and Ultimis voice actors: Steve Blum, Fred Tatasciore, Tom Kane, and Nolan North.BLACK MARKET: New Contraband Stream, Heroes & Villains Outfits, Reactive Camos, Customization Gear, Ultra Weapon Bribe + More

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In addition to a new collection of weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII variants, Reactive Camos, Blackout characters and more, Operation Dark Divide introduces a new 50-Tier Contraband stream containing new earnable hero & villain Epic outfits, the new VKM 750 Mastercraft, a new Ultra Weapon Bribe, and tons of comic book hero-themed customization items to unlock as you play. Get the full breakdown of new personalization gear at our new blog.

Read on below for the list of everything new in today’s game update:

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  • Lair and Launch maps added to Multiplayer rotation for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).
  • Map Pack Moshpit featuring Lair and Launch added to Featured Playlists (PS4).
  • Create-a-Class support added for Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP in Multiplayer (PS4).
  • New Heavy Metal Heroes LTM in Blackout (PS4).
  • Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury Wonder Weapons added to Mystery Boxes in Blackout (PS4).
  • “Tag der Toten” now available in Zombies for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).
  • Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP now available in the Mystery Box and Armory in Zombies (PS4).
  • New Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe (PS4).
  • New personalization items added to the Black Market, including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more (PS4).
  • Chaos Domination added to Featured Playlists in Multiplayer on Xbox One and PC.
  • Hot Pursuit added as Featured Playlist in Blackout on Xbox One and PC.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • Lair
      • Added to core and hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
    • Launch
      • Added to core and hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Playlists
    • Map Pack Moshpit
      • Added new Map Pack Moshpit playlist featuring Lair and Launch.
  • Weapons
    • Echohawk Dual Bore
      • Create-a-Class support added for the Echohawk Dual Bore assault rifle.
    • AN-94
      • Create-a-Class support added for the AN-94 assault rifle.
    • VMP
      • Create-a-Class support added for the VMP submachine gun.
  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Map Pack Moshpit (Lair and Launch only)
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit
    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Heavy Metal Heroes
      • Quads LTM featuring new Tank vehicle, comic filter, thrust jumps, vehicle air drops, Flare Gun, new vehicle variants, ramps, infinite Grapple Gun, and new Hellion Salvo Operator.
      • Cel shading comic book visual effect turned on, exclusive to Heavy Metal Heroes.
      • Activate thrusters by tapping the jump button during a jump.
      • Acquire Tanks via air drop or by finding and firing a Flare Gun. Two Tanks become available with each Collapse.
      • Mode-specific vehicle variants (ARAV, Helicopter, Motorcycle) feature new boost ability and unique visual designs.
      • All players are automatically equipped with a Grapple Gun with unlimited uses.
      • New Hellion Salvo Operator launcher comes equipped with multiple attachments.
      • Last Quad standing wins.
  • Wonder Weapons
    • Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury now available in Mystery Boxes.

ZOMBIES

  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • “Tag Der Toten”
      • The final episode of the Black Ops 4 Zombies Aether story is now available on PS4 for Black Ops Pass holders.
      • New Wonder Weapons: Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze and Tundra Gun.
  • Perk
    • Blaze Phase
      • Charge up and unleash to blaze a path through zombies in a direct line.
      • Available to use in all Black Ops 4 Zombies maps.
  • Elixirs
    • Power Vacuum
      • New Epic Elixir available in the Zombies Laboratory.
      • Spawns power-ups at a much higher rate for five minutes.
    • Secret Shopper
      • New Epic Elixir available in the Zombies Laboratory.
      • Allows players to buy ammo for any weapon at any wall buy location, including ammo for Wonder Weapons.
  • Weapons
    • Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP now available in the Mystery Box.
    • Armory support added for Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Dead of the Night
      • Addressed an issue where the Molten Silver icon would not appear in the player’s inventory when obtained.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • New 50-Tier Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe and new customization gear.
    • New personalization items added to the Black Market, including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Chaos Domination
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit
    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Alcatraz Portals
    • Quads
    • Duos
    • Solo
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Chaos Domination
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Alcatraz Portals
    • Quads

SOURCE: Treyarch

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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.

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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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JGOD reveals their favorite Call of Duty Perk of all time

Call of Duty content creator JGOD recently revealed their favorite Multiplayer Perk of all time, a pick that many may have forgotten about.

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JGOD let the community know his favorite Call of Duty Perk of all time, which many new players may not even have used before, especially as it’s not available in Warzone.

JGOD is known for their in-depth content for Call of Duty games, especially Warzone. The Youtuber often looks into the stats and details for weapons and loadouts, figuring out the best attachments,Perks, and equipment to use.

With that being said, it’s often great to hear JGOD’s personal opinions on their favorite things to use in Call of Duty, which is exactly what he gave when our Twitter page asked the community what the best CoD Perk of all time is.

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Our CharlieINTEL Twitter page asked the CoD community what the best Call of Duty Perk of all time is.

For those in the community who have been following the franchise since the CoD 4 days, this question is much harder to answer simply because there have been so many great Perks over the years that haven’t returned or just aren’t in Warzone.

JGOD is one of those players who has been in the community for a long time, so their pick might have some of the modern players slightly bemused.

The content creator’s pick for their favorite CoD Perk of all time is Stalker from Modern Warfare 3, which was released back in 2011. This Perk got rid of all movement penalties while aiming down sights.

This allowed players to strafe effectively while using an LMG, Sniper Rifle, and any other weapon with poor mobility, which was very effective in MW3.

The Perk basically turned Assault Rifles into SMGs, meaning they were effective at close and long ranges.

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Further, if players unlocked the Pro version of the Perk, it also delayed Bouncing Betty, Claymore, and IMS detection, which were very strong equipment in MW3.

Although Stalker returned in Call of Duty: Ghosts, the description was slightly different from the MW3 version, and clearly, JGOD’s post is the Perk image from MW3.

Other popular Call of Duty players also weighed in on the debate, with Optic Hitch also sharing their opinion in the comments, stating that MW2’s Ninja Pro was the best Perk of all time: “Ninja Pro MW2. Not close.”


Everyone will have their preference as the best Call of Duty Perk of all time comes down to personal opinion, but Stalker is definitely not a bad shout.

For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we currently know about Modern Warfare II.

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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 beginning of 2022 will signal 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: Fall 2022

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.

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.

Hogwarts Legacy release date: Holiday 2022

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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

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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

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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 Spring 2022. Hopefully, this will include a release date giving RPG fanatics something to look forward to.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date: late 2022

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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.

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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