Connect with us

Call of Duty

CoD Mobile Season 12 patch notes: New Map, Night Mode, & Battle Pass

Published

on

Call of Duty Mobile Season 12: Going Dark is coming tomorrow, November 11th.

The 12th season adds Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard, a new Battle Pass, and the new “Knights Divided” event. In addition, it also adds in a Night Mode for 3 multiplayer maps – Hackney Yard, Crash & Summit.

Also dropping later into the season is the .50 GS pistol from Modern Warfare, a new perk, and a new Battle Royale class.

Here’s the intel via the Call of Duty blog:

Darkness Descends with Nighttime Maps and Modes

Inspired by the tactical NVG Multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Going Dark will introduce Night Mode to its Multiplayer offerings.

In this variant, Operators have access to fully functional night vision goggles, which offer infrared imaging to help illuminate an Operator’s surroundings. Alternatively, a laser sight could also be used to cut through the darkness to a small degree, which could be helpful if you choose to leave those NVGs to navigate through light-heavy areas.

Night Mode is available for play on three maps: Crash, Summit, and a new addition to the most memorable locales in franchise history:

New Multiplayer Map: Hackney Yard (Night and Day)

A classic Multiplayer map from Modern Warfare, Hackney Yard is coming to mobile with both a night and daytime version.

A gritty, rubbish-filled industrial park on the wrong side of town, Hackney Yard is a small-sized map located next to the River Thames. With a rough three lane design in a compact package, this map gives way to a variety of competitive playstyles, from close-quarters combat inside the offices and warehouse to cross-map sniper duels on the rooftops.

In its nighttime iteration, Hackney Yard becomes a tactician’s playground, where the savviest players must draw on the best of their map knowledge to attack and surprise the enemy team. With the element of surprise in play, nighttime infiltrations will open new strategies with endless flanking opportunities, including a perilous journey through the containers in the middle of the map.

Did You See That?! Night Mode in Attack of the Undead

Along with a playlist for Team Deathmatch, Night Mode will also include a playlist featuring Attack of the Undead, returning from its short dirt nap after Halloween.

Under the cover of night, zombified players no longer cast a luminous glow, allowing them blend into their dark surroundings. Operators will be forced to work together, watching every corner for the next attack and using their NVGs to spot these shadowy figures.

Will you make it out alive or go gently into the night and join the undead ranks?

Earn More Rewards In The Going Dark Battle Pass

Season 12 adds 50 new tiers of free and premium content, including new characters, weapon blueprints, weapon charms, a new Operator Skill, a new functional weapon, and more. Here are some of the highlights:

Battle Pass Free Tiers

Reach Tier 14 to unlock the free Ballistic Shield Operator Skill, a weapon built for defense. Use it to guard against enemy attacks while you hold a position or move up with teammates into enemy territory, making the most of this great defense to provide an outstanding offense.

Progress to Tier 21 to unlock the AGR 556 SMG, a new functional weapon that features solid power, balanced maneuverability, and great versatility. Through the Gunsmith, this weapon can be equipped with 5.56 ammo, turning this compact personal defense weapon into a highly mobile mid-range attack machine.

Premium Pass Tiers

Purchase the Battle Pass for the chance to unlock all 50 tiers of content in the Going Dark Battle Pass.

Leading the charge for Operators skins is the captain himself, Captain John Price. Get the Price – Cover of Night skin to look the part of a badass night ops elite soldier and round out your Operator roster with additional soldiers like Urban Tracker – By Night and Ghost – Jawbone.

The Premium Pass also includes several new blueprint weapons from the Black Gold series, as well as a blueprint for the new AGR 556 known as the Byakko. 

Seasonal Challenges and Events

Look out for plenty of earnable rewards throughout Going Dark, including a new secondary and a set of gear that only the most elite Operators can earn through the competitive Knights Divided Event.

Compete in the Knights Divided Event

The primary battle of Season 12 pits red vs. blue in the Knights Divided Event.

Choose a side and crush the opposition in a race to conquer new territory and earn rewards in the process. Earn and equip a special weapon set for a bonus modifier to further boost your efforts, with special rewards in store for the winning teams and the top contributors for either side.

Earn a New Weapon, Perk, and Battle Royale Class Later This Season

Later this season, expect to see additional events and challenges to further bolster your Multiplayer and Battle Royale arsenal.

This includes the .50 GS large caliber pistol, which provides incredible power in a compact design, beckoning the most elite Operators to control its kick for accurate shots.

Towards the end of the season, a new seasonal challenge will give everyone the chance to earn the Launcher Plus perk, allowing Operators to add even more explosive firepower to their loadout with an additional piece of Launcher ammo. Around that time, a new Battle Royale class known as the Refitter will be available to unlock through a featured event to be announced later.

Gear Up with the First Legendary Operator Skin and Exclusive Deals

Call of Duty: Mobile is set to introduce its first-ever Legendary Operator skin within Season 12, to be introduced in the middle of a packed Black Friday and Cyber Monday season of deals.

Enter the Dark Side with Nikto

Later this season, the Dark Side Draw will include the first-ever Legendary Operator in Nikto – Dark Side, bathing this operator in black with a foreboding red trim.

This draw will also include several other items with the same nightmarish motif, including a Legendary blueprint of the .50 GS, an Epic blueprint of the XPR-50, and several Battle Royale items like a flashy motorbike and a high-tech Wingsuit.

Look Out for Deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Great deals are coming.

Check-in during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period for a wave of discounts, including special deals on bundles and crates. There are plenty of promotions in store, including one for the Dark Side Draw, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to upgrade your arsenal.

With all this content-packed into Season 12 of Call of Duty: Mobile, we don’t blame you if you want to pull a few all-nighters. Grab your mobile device, consider turning on “Night Mode” to get into the spirit of Going Dark, and we’ll see you online.

Prepare for mobilization.

Source: Call of Duty Blog

Call of Duty

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.

Published

on

Warzone operator free falling

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.

warzone players fighting in season 3 gulag

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.

Image credits: Activision

Continue Reading

Call of Duty

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.

Published

on

biggest games in 2022

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

main characters walking in gotham knights

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

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starter town

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

link running in breath of the wild 2

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!

Image Credit: Avalanche Software / WB Games Montreal / Nintendo / Game Freak / Square Enix / Santa Monica Studios / Ubisoft / Activision

Continue Reading

Call of Duty

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.

Published

on

Cod points Vanguard warzone

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
cod points coins

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.

Snoop Dogg bundle

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

Attack on Titan bundle CoD

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.

Image credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Raven Software

Continue Reading