Season 3 has arrived in Call of Duty: Mobile!
Season 3 of Call of Duty: Mobile brings a new map – Scrapyard from Modern Warfare 2,- new loot to earn in the system, and a new Battle Pass which goes live on January 19.
The season this themed around the Phantom Skin from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Season 3 also sees bug fixes, updates to Ranked, new modes in MP, new BR locations, and more.
Season 3 is live in the app for the next month.
The Call of Duty: Mobile team has shared the patch notes for the new Season:
Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile community, it has been a short while since our holiday updates rolled out with Prop Hunt, Winter Raid, and a whole bunch of free rewards to celebrate the excellent year.
Today we are releasing the Season 3 Update for Call of Duty: Mobile! This update is live and rolling out in all regions. To update just search for Call of Duty: Mobile on the Android or Apple storefront.REPLAY VIDEO0:170:17
Similar to our Season 2 release, with this community update we will focus more discussing and sharing everything we can about the features, modes, changes, and content coming in this release. As per usual, we’ll be keeping an eye out for feedback and bug reports, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Call of Duty: Account
Since the worldwide launch of Call of Duty: Mobile you all have been asking for more and more ways to connect to the game. We have always shown we are dedicated to providing you those options.
First, we added a way to use Google Play and Apple’s Gamecenter as login options. With this Season 3 update, we are adding a way to link your Call of Duty Account! This option will be available to all players, those with pre-existing accounts and new players.
This will provide you with another way to save your player data and will provide us new opportunities in the future to link to the massive Call of Duty infrastructure. As a thanks to anyone who helps test this first iteration of this system, anyone who links now will receive the Outrider – Arctic skin as a reward.
You can see how to link up your account and do all of that in our new Activision Blog: https://blog.activision.com/call-of-duty/2020-01/Link-Up-to-Earn-Rewards-in-Call-of-Duty-MobileSeason 3 Battle Pass
Alongside everything else coming this season, we also have a brand-new Battle Pass! You’ll be able to acquire Phantom and FTL from Infinite Warfare alongside a variety of similarly futuristic weapons, like the Chicom – Irradiated Amethyst or the Type 25 – Geometry.
This time around, the length is shortened down to 50 tiers, instead of 100, but with the same amount of gear and loot to earn across that timeframe. To reflect that the premium price is lowered compared to the others Same high-value content, both free and premium, in a brand-new Battle Pass launching on January 20th (January 19th PST).
There are new scorestreaks and operator skills coming out this season, but as we mentioned in the last community update, this season we have two new multiplayer maps for everyone and one new limited time mode. Let’s take a quick look at both of those.
This classic recreation of the Modern Warfare 2 map will be available to all players today on release. You will be able to traverse and fight your way across this medium-size map on most Multiplayer modes and through both indoor and outdoor environments.
This brand-new map will be coming to COD: Mobile later on in the season. This map has a deceptively basic three-lane design with verticality, open lanes for sniping, and a mixture of close quarters & mid-range options. As we get closer to this releasing in-game we’ll share more shots of this map in future updates.
Rapid Fire Mode
This brand new fast paced limited time mode will be available for everyone to try on release! There is plenty to love with unlimited ammo, faster scorestreaks, and shorter operator skill cooldowns. Like all new modes, we will be on the look-out for any and all feedback to help us shape the future of the mode.Battle Royale
While there are some general map updates for Battle Royale, a new class skill, and a few changes mentioned in the update notes, the main attraction is our new 20vs20 mode called Warfare! This will be available today on release and here is some of the basic info:
- · Multiplayer style fast paced action but in Battle Royale
- · Two teams draw battle lines and drop on their respective sides of the map
- · Infinite respawns
- · Loadout saved upon death
- · First team to 150 kills win the match
With Season 3 we also have a brand-new season of Ranked Mode coming your way! This time around we have a new Ranked Mode tile on the main page that will allow you to check your ranked status in both Multiplayer and Battle Royale. You can see your rewards, your rank in each mode, and all of the information you might require on your road to Legendary.
Call of Duty: Mobile 3.0 Update Notes
Season 3 Update is Live! A brand-new ranked season is now available.
- New ranked rewards, including Black Ops III weapons, Yellow Snake series, and more!
- Ranked Improvements
- Updated user interface
- Improved matchmaking balance
- Increased penalty for frequently quitting
- Reduced point deduction for losses below Master
- Hijacked map removed from ranked MP
- Domination single round score adjusted to 75 in ranked
- TDM score adjusted to 50 in ranked
- – New Premium and Free Battle Pass Rewards!
- – Premium Battle Pass price has been lowered
- – Battle Pass tiers has been reduced to 50, high value content has remained
- – New Limited Time Mode
- Rapid Fire
- Faster Score Streaks
- Shorter Operator Skill cooldowns
- Unlimited ammo
- Rapid Fire
- – New Maps:
- TDM, Domination, Search and Destroy, Frontline, Hardpoint
- TDM, Sniper Only
- – New Operator Skill – H.I.V.E
- New operator skill that kills enemies with the use of traps
- New Scorestreak – XS1 Goliath
- Unlock this devastating Scorestreak at 900 points
- – Time and space have distorted and will soon reveal a new battle area
- – New Limited Time Battle Royale Mode – Warfare
- 20 vs 20 Mode
- Fast-paced objective based mode that brings MP mechanics to Battle Royale
- New vehicle
- 2-person motorcycle, perfect for high speed assaults and escapes
- New Battle Royale Class coming soon
- Call of Duty Account Login!
- Players can create a Call of Duty Account or bind their existing account to Call of Duty: Mobile! This will provide another way to save your data.
- Players who link their CoD account will receive the Outrider – Arctic skin.
- Added three new sensitivity modes and shotgun firing in control settings
Improvements and Optimizations
- – TDM is now unlocked at level 3
- – Return of Takeoff and Raid MP maps
- – Fixed wall geometry on certain maps
- – Added warning and death for leaving combat zone
- – Increased damage taken from falls
- – Added ability to climb down ladders
- – SMRS has slightly reduced movement speed, lethal range, and damage to Scorestreak
- – Adjusted shooting stability of S36, reduce its performance in long distance
- – Slightly reduced recoil stability of Type 25 foregrip attachment
- – Slightly reduced recoil stability of AK117 foregrip attachment
- – Reduced MSMC magazine capacity to 25
- – Slightly increased recoil stability of ICR foregrip attachment
- – Increased recoil control of AK-47 and reduced vertical recoil degree
- – Increased firing stability and animations of LK24, ASM10 and HG40
- – Deploying Transform Shield releases a high-pressure air blast that affects incoming bullet trajectory
- – Gravity Spike gives temporary increased armor effect
- – Significantly reduced charge time of Gravity Spikes, and increased energy returned by skill
- – Increased energy usage of Sparrow Operator Skill
- – Improved throwing and speed of standard and fast grenades
- – Additional improvements
- – Improved Shipment and Countdown location layouts
- – Improved sound effects in cold areas
- – Added additional strategic ziplines
- – Increased damage drop-off of SMRS rockets at longer distances
- – Reduced movement speed while actively using SMRS
- – Improved helicopter collision mechanics with environment
- – Airdrops always contain Level 3 body armor
- – Deploying Transform Shield releases a high-pressure air blast that affects incoming bullet trajectory
- – Additional improvements
System and Client
- – Slightly increased strength of controller aim assist on MP and BR
- – MP after action report UI improvements for final scores and team MVPs
- – Improved experience bonus from certain modes
- – Reporting cheaters may generate a follow up on actions taken
- – Fallen players can ping teammates to retrieve or use dog tags in BR
- – Primary and secondary weapons can be switched during match countdown
- – Improved quick team up option in lobby
That’s everything for this Season 3 update! Plenty will be rolling out throughout this season and of course we have plenty more planned for the future of Call of Duty: Mobile. Until next time!
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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.
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
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.
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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.
Image Credits: Infinity Ward / Activision
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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