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

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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

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Is Black Ops 2 being remastered? Rumors & leaks

Fans have been wondering for sometime if CoD: Black Ops 2 is going to be remastered, and we’ll answer that today.

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Several Call of Duty games have received the remaster treatment in recent years, and it’s left fans wondering if the mega-popular Black Ops 2 will get one. Here are all the latest rumors and leaks regarding a Black Ops 2 remaster.

The popularity of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 simply cannot be understated with the game being considered the greatest of all time by many. But fast-forward to 2021, and players want to know if this beloved entry in the CoD franchise will be remastered.

The premise of Call of Duty remasters was kickstarted by the 2016 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered title. Since then, we’ve also had the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be remastered, and there are rumors of Modern Warfare 3 being remastered, despite Activision saying it isn’t.

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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From what we understand, no, not at this time. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that any form of Black Ops remaster is in the works.

Naturally, people would think that Treyarch’s Black Ops may receive the same love that the Modern Warfare franchise has gotten, but alas it doesn’t seem to be the case.

Why isn’t Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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We believe there could be two strong reasons for Black Ops 2 not being remastered, one being that it would oversaturate the CoD market, and also that we’ve already seen a few of its maps recently.

If a full Black Ops 2 remaster were to exist anytime soon, it would mean that Activision would have the end of Black Ops Cold War’s run, 2019’s Modern Warfare, Warzone, Vanguard, and Black Ops 2.

One of the problems 2016’s Infinite Warfare suffered from is that it released with the full Call of Duty 4 remaster, and consequently, the player base was divided between the two games.

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Furthermore, Black Ops Cold War featured no less than seven Black Ops 2 map remasters throughout its multiple seasons, and they feel too fresh in the memory to warrant a remaster of the multiplayer.

We could see a remaster of the Black Ops campaigns, following the successful rerelease of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.


Activision may have some surprises and remasters up their sleeves, but for the time being, we can only speculate and ask you to keep checking in to see if anything becomes official.

Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Infinity Ward announces new Austin office as studio gears up for CoD 2022

The original Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward, is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas for CoD 2022.

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One of the three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise is getting a new office. Infinity Ward is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas, in preparation for CoD 2022.

Infinity Ward is the developer behind the original Call of Duty game. Activision founded Infinity Ward in 2002, with the first Call of Duty title being released in 2003. This birthed one of the most iconic video game franchises to date.

Infinity Ward would go on to develop Call of Duty 2 in 2005 before alternating developers. Now, Infinity Ward is known for developing the Modern Warfare titles, which are released roughly every three years.

With Infinity Ward releasing the last Modern Warfare title in 2019, the developer is gearing up for another release in 2022. We don’t know what CoD 2022 will be just yet, but we do know that Infinity Ward is expanding its operations with a new office.

Infinity Ward Austin Texas office

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Today, Infinity Ward announced via Twitter that it would be opening a new office in Austin, Texas. This would be the fourth development hub for the company, with the other three being located in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico.

This also means that Infinity Ward is hiring. According to Infinity Ward, the Austin office is currently hiring for all positions, and you can find all of the available jobs posted on the Infinity Ward website.

Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in less than a month. It’s taking players back to WWII, where Infinity Ward is expected to bring the franchise back to modern times, with CoD 2022 speculated to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.

That being said, we have no official idea what to expect from Infinity Ward going into 2022, but with the significant success of Modern Warfare 2019, it will no doubt be a Call of Duty game plenty of players will love.

Regardless, Infinity Ward is planning something big, and the new office proves just that. So, if Vanguard isn’t your cup of tea, CoD 2022 is just a year away.

For more Call of Duty, check out the insane number of weapon camos for Vanguard, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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

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

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

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 on the march.

With 2021 already delivering Returnal, Resident Evil Village, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Ratchet & Clank, and Far Cry 6, 2022 looks to go even bolder.

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

Some genuinely iconic franchises and household names are expected to launch video games in 2022, so here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.

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.

Horizon Forbidden West release date: February 18, 2022

aloy riding mount in horizon forbidden west

Aloy is one of the standout protagonists in gaming during modern times, and her post-apocalyptic adventures are set to continue in Horizon Forbidden West.

She seeks to uncover even more truth and learn about the state of the world she resides in, all the while battling even more dangerous robotic creatures and nature itself.

Elden Ring release date: January 21, 2022

a boss battle in elden ring

One of the first games to arrive in 2022, Elden Ring is the next sinister and challenging game to come from the sadistic bunch at FromSoftware.

Their track record at producing brutal yet satisfying RPGs will be tested in the form of Elden Ring, their newest ‘Souls’ game. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, there seems to be a much deeper emphasis on the story with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin on board to help with the narrative.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date: January 28, 2022

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Unlike the typical dual-releases that Pokemon specializes in, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a standalone game that continues the growth shown in recent, mainline Pokemon titles.

Embracing the open-world nature of 2020’s Pokemon Sword and Shield, Arceus is a brand new adventure that will involve all the familiar, beloved elements of Pokemon games: obtaining them, training them, leveling them, and catching them all!

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction release date: January 2022

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Another spin-off, this time from the team at Ubisoft as they take a drastic turn away from the realism of simulated combat.

Instead, Rainbow Six Extraction delves into the world of the unknown, and non-human, as teams of three pull together to take down alien creatures called Archaeans. It will feature lots of the same gameplay mechanics and Operators from Siege, but with a darker, deadly twist.

Dying Light 2 release date: February 4, 2022

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The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2015 survival-adventure game, Dying Light 2 promises to bring more parkour-zombie-survival action that made the first such a breakout success.

Offering more open-world exploration, the player must scavenge, forge friendships (and weapons), and deal with both friendly and hostile forces.

As with the first Dying Light, players need to make the most of the precious daylight before night strikes, as the undead gets a bit more fidgety and murderous.

Gran Turismo 7 release date: March 4, 2022

race gameplay in gran turismo 7

Polyphony Digital is infamous for taking their time between each Gran Turismo release to ensure every one is as polished as can be, and the PS5 looks set to make Gran Turismo 7 one of the best-looking games ever.

Like with God of War Ragnarok, the 2021 PlayStation Experience gave fans a glimpse into the high-speed action they can expect with Gran Turismo 7.

It’s learned from its predecessor’s mistakes and will launch with a complete career mode, and could be a bonafide system-seller for Sony and the PlayStation brand.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: 2022

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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.

Call of Duty 2022 release date: 2022

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It wouldn’t be a year of video games without a major Call of Duty release, and we expect 2022 to be no different.

Given that there’s already a buzz about Call of Duty 2023, we would say it’s safe to assume that another Call of Duty game will release in 2022.

With Vanguard being set in World War 2, rumors are rife that the 2022 Call of Duty will be a Modern Warfare sequel.

Gotham Knights release date: 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: 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.


That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022.

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