Activision has announced the release of the new Call of Duty Mobile: Winter War Season.
The newest Call of Duty Mobile update brings Season 13: Winter War at 4PM PT on December 21. Players should expect a new battle pass, the new Nuketown Russia map, a Holiday theme for Raid, Battle Royale changes, cosmetics, and new modes.
Here’s the rundown:
Snow Maps and Coming to Multiplayer
This season brings back two favorite Multiplayer maps, Nuketown and Raid, all decked out for winter with an abundance of snowfall and holiday surprises.
First seen in Black Ops 4, Nuketown Russia sees the classic Multiplayer map moved out of the United States and set at a nuclear testing site in snowy Chernobyl.
Take up a position between the train cars and cut down enemies running through the street, or take your chances in one of the two buildings — just watch your back lest you get rooted from your perch at the second story window. Whatever tactic you use, be prepared to engage in heated close-quarters battles that are sure to get the snow sizzling at your feet.
The holiday spirit has arrived at your favorite luxurious getaway in Holiday Raid. The mansion and grounds are covered in snow and decked with holiday cheer.
But try not to get lulled into the extravagant setting, as the competition is sure to be fierce. Is that a present under the tree or the barrel of an enemy’s weapon? Lob out an explosive gift, just to be sure.
New Multiplayer Mode – Grind
What better way to usher in the holiday cheer than with a new Multiplayer mode? First introduced in Modern Warfare, Grind combines the rules of Kill Confirmed and Hardpoint to create tactical chaos at its finest.
Confirm kills by picking up dog tags from fallen players and transport them to set locations around the map. Get taken out along the way and you’ll drop all of your collected tags, so keep your head on a swivel as you race to bank your points.
Earn More Rewards in the Winter War Battle Pass
In Season 13, get ready to see a bunch of new tiers of free and premium content, including new Operators, Weapon Blueprints, Charms, a new Scorestreak, a new functional weapon, and more. Here are some highlights you can expect:
Battle Pass Free Tiers
Reach Tier 14 and expect to unlock the free EMP Systems Scorestreak, which will have the ability to down and disorient the other team with an attack that disables enemy electronics, select attachments, tacticals, and Scorestreaks. And unless they have Hard Wired equipped, you’ll be able to disrupt the enemy HUD as well.
At Tier 21, you will be able to unlock the free Peacekeeper MK2 assault rifle, a new functional weapon originally seen in Black Ops 3. The Peacekeeper Mk2 will feature a unique double-row magazine. Expect this to launch alongside an Epic version in the Battle Pass.
Premium Pass Tiers
Purchase the Battle Pass for the chance to unlock 50 tiers of content in the Winter War Battle Pass.
Expand your Operator roster with new winter-themed character skins and expect to see some familiar CIA operatives drop in with the Premium Pass, including Golem — Siberia.
Also expect to see the Premium Pass add several new blueprint weapons to the mix as well, like the GKS — Pack Warrior. With the Winter War Premium Pass, you’re ready for every engagement no matter the weather.
Shred the Slopes in Battle Royale
Ski Town just got a lot more interesting with the addition of a rocket-powered snowboard to Battle Royale’s Isolated map. The snowboard can be stored in your character’s backpack for easy swapping between trudging up the slopes and breezing your way down, and can be used outside of the area. Perform tricks like 360° and 720° grabs to wow your enemies before sending them to the afterlife.
To accommodate the snowboard, expect to see Ski Town feature a traversable cable car and ski trail. See you on the slopes.
Seasonal Challenges and Events
Winter War features plenty of earnable rewards through new seasonal challenges and events. Lace up your boots for the Holiday Bonanza Event, featuring Holiday Raid and Winter Prop Hunt, and prepare yourself for the marquee themed event: On the Brink.
Compete in the On the Brink Event
The best way to beat your enemy is to know their strengths, weaknesses, and plans of attack. In this season’s main event, it’s your job to activate and deploy sleeper agents to infiltrate city centers.
Expect to activate new spies by playing Multiplayer and Battle Royale. On your way, you can unlock weapon sets that provide a recruitment bonus. Get the job done to earn new Epic items, along with an assortment of other Rare and Uncommon weapons and items.
Earn a New Weapon and Multiplayer Perk
Along with Winter War’s new seasonal challenges, you will see some great new rewards, including a new functional weapon and a new Multiplayer perk.
Complete challenges and expect to unlock the QXR, a new SMG that’s destined to shred your enemies, featuring a wide array of Gunsmith attachments to help you launch perfect close-quarters attacks.
You can also earn the new Restock perk to bombard your enemies with lethals and tacticals. Restock recharges these items over a 25-second period, including the Combat Axe for even more sick trick shots.
A New Mythic Weapon Coming Soon
To cap it all off, expect a new Mythic Weapon to be released in Season 13. This strong Blueprint weapon uses the PeaceKeeper MK2 at its core, but that core is an exquisite weapon and unique design made of meteorite compromised of ice and magma. The bullet is wrapped in magma, which creates a bullet tracer filled with hints of red, yellow, and something alien. This Mythic Weapon will bring with it an array of brand-new customization options.
Source: Call of Duty Blog
CouRage explains what “killed” his love for CoD Multiplayer
Popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage revealed the main reason his love for CoD Multiplayer was “killed.”
CouRage has given fans the reason why he has lost his love for the standard Call of Duty Multiplayer mode.
Call of Duty has always been praised for its Multiplayer mode, which became its most popular aspect ever since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2007.
The Multiplayer mode spawned a massive community of players, some of which made a living through becoming professional players and content creators.
With the game developing so fast, many of these players have ultimately fallen out of love with the standard Multiplayer mode, with things like Warzone and other battle royale games becoming more appealing. With that being said, CouRage revealed why he no longer has the passion to play CoD Multiplayer.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest installment in the franchise, which of course comes along with the classic Multiplayer mode that a lot of players look forward to every year.
Over the years, this mode has changed a lot, from Exo suits to the return of boots on the ground gameplay. As well as this, players began to realize that the game possessed a skill-based matchmaking system, which has since become a very controversial topic of conversation in recent years.
For those wondering why popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage isn’t grinding Vanguard’s Multiplayer mode, he revealed back in 2020 that “Skill based matchmaking” killed his love for Call of Duty’s Multiplayer mode, which is a system that pits similarly skilled players against each other.
In the tweet, CouRage explains that SBMM causes players to “sweat 100% of the time,” with no “pop off” games and “ability to use fun weapons,” asking Warzone to “save” him. This is very telling considering Warzone became his go-to game for quite some time.
- Read more: CoD: Vanguard’s 10 most popular weapons
A recent Reddit post brought this tweet back up for players to share their opinions on SBMM in Call of Duty. Some of the users are clearly in agreement with the streamer, with one comment saying:
“Matchmaking should not be skill based.. that why there is ranked mode to play on your own skills. Sadly they dont make competitive modes that rewards any way.”
Having said that, the community is definitely torn, as others feel as if SBMM is justified: “I feel like a lot of proficient COD players do not seem to understand that their “relaxed” games were built upon the backs of all of us who are mediocre to average players.”
Ultimately, SBMM was most likely introduced to make the game more accessible for new players, which may be a massive part of Call of Duty’s continued success. However, that clearly is alienating the more advanced and experienced players.
With CoD 2022 in the works, perhaps Activision will decide to switch it up, or players will be getting the same experience that may not be as appealing to the individuals who have been playing Call of Duty for years.
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Clever CoD Zombies trick gives Chronicles players unlimited max ammo
CoD Zombies players have discovered a useful Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles trick that grants you unlimited max ammo drops.
Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode is popular among Call of Duty players, and now few of them have discovered a trick that grants you infinite max ammo drops in Zombies Chronicles.
Call of Duty players have been disappointed with Vanguard Zombies, and many of them have gone back to Black Ops 3. The game offers players 13 different maps after the release of Zombies Chronicles.
If you play enough times, you’re bound to pick up some useful tricks. Now one has been discovered that grants you infinite max ammo drops in the Zombies Chronicles Shangri-La map.
CoD Zombies trick for unlimited max ammo
Reddit user ‘I_Play_Zetsubou’ showcased this trick in the CoD Zombies subreddit. It requires you to drop into Shangri-La and acquire the Widow’s Wine Perk, which is located in the mines.
Zombie Monkeys will randomly appear whenever there’s a drop on the map. They attempt to steal the drop you need to kill them before you can collect it yourself. However, they can be helpful for this trick.
Here’s how you can get infinite ammo in CoD Zombies:
- Collect Widow’s Wine on Shangri-La
- Take out zombies until the Widow’s Wine grenade refill drop appears
- Let a Zombie Monkey steal the Widow’s Wine grenade drop
- Kill the Zombies Monkey after it cycles over the max ammo
This trick will keep filling up your max ammo, and you can repeat these steps to ensure that you never run out of rounds. While players have been able to visit this version of the map for a while, many of them were unaware of this tactic.
“I never would have noticed till you posted this,” commented one surprised user. So, if you find yourself running low on bullets when playing on the Shangri-La map, then this can save your life.
For more Call of Duty, check out this Bizarre Warzone glitch that breaks players’ audio after getting kills and how to fix Warzone Pacific & Modern Warfare’s Status Goldflake error.
Image credits: Treyarch
Call of Duty remains best-selling franchise in the US for 14th year in a row
After being released back in November, it has now been confirmed that Vanguard has continued Call of Duty’s long line of success.
Call of Duty continues to achieve success in the gaming industry year after year, as Vanguard continues its run of the best-selling game.
Official data and information regarding the United States Video Games Consumer Spread has revealed that Call of Duty has managed to continue its streak for the best-selling game within its release month for 14 years running.
Along with Warzone dominating the battle royale genre in gaming, Vanguard has also achieved success, keeping the franchise as prominent as ever.
The month of November 2021 saw various big-name games released, but one inevitably came out on top. In competition with Battlefield 2042 and even GTA the Definitive Edition, Call of Duty Vanguard managed to absolutely smash it once again by becoming the best-selling game of its release month.
Executive Director & Video Game Industry Advisor Mat Piscatella released the information via Twitter.
They Tweeted out the United States Video Games Consumer Spread for the month of November 2021, which showed Call of Duty top the charts yet again for the 14th year in a row.
They also revealed that Call of Duty: Vanguard is the “2nd best-selling game of 2021 to date [December 13, 2021].”
Behind Vanguard, Battlefield 2042 took the spot as the second best-selling game of November 2021, which isn’t much of a surprise as the two franchises stand as the most popular FPS games in the industry.
This is great news for the developer of Call of Duty Vanguard, as it wouldn’t be ideal if Vanguard became the installment that broke the franchise’s winning streak.
For more on Call of Duty news, stay tuned on CharlieINTEL.
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