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Former IW Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling, announces new mobile tactical strategy game



Robert Bowling, the former IW Creative Strategist (who left Infinity Ward in March of 2012), has just announced a new iOS/Android game he’s been working on.

The game is called “Breach and Clear” and it’s coming in Spring 2013 to iOS and Android devices. The game’s main developer is “Gun Media”, Bowling will be the executive producer on Breach & Clear – ” [a] hybrid tactical strategy game that puts you in control of Special Operations Forces during the planning and execution stages of high-risk, close-quarters missions and beyond.”

“We’re hoping to change the conversation about what denotes a mobile game,” said Bowling. “With Breach & Clear, we’ve taken the design principles of creating a major console release and transferred that to a title that just so happens to be launching on mobile devices. Our focus is to take a gameplay experience and mechanic that is built from the ground up for mobile or touch control and enhance it with the depth and progression you’d expect from a AAA console release.”

Robert Bowling is also the President of Robotoki Studio, which he created in April of 2012. Robotoki announced their first IP game in E3 2012, which is called Human Element, a zombie type game that is coming in 2015. According to Bowling, they will be announcing another game on March 4th.

Robert Bowling issued a statement to Games Industry:

The development and launch of Breach & Clear will have no impact on the production cycle of any projects at Robotoki. In fact, in March, Robotoki will be doing a large expansion and hiring spree to ramp up on production of Human Element as well as a new title which will be unveiled on March 4th.

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The world of Special Operations is a tight knit, closed group populated by incredibly knowledgeable and motivated individuals who answer to a life of service. Breach & Clear allows you to take a peek at the world of Special Operations as well as close quarters battles in this highly engaging and detail-oriented tactical strategy title.

Working with members of this elite community and suppliers to the best of the best, gamers will be able to customize and orient special operations teams from around the world as you take on missions that have been planned out by members of this highly selective community.

-Build your team from the ground up like never before

-Customize your loadout, your weapon and your team to create the most efficient force it can be

-Guide your team with intuitive controls as you take on some of the most dangerous scenarios available with design input by real members of special operations

-Take on hardened enemy positions, complex levels and even other players in multiple game modes

-Unlock and equip the very best that the special operations community has to offer from real world rifles and equipment to units from around the US and abroad

Breach & Clear is the definition of customization and strategy as you take a glimpse of a world so closed off from the norm.

This free to play game also includes content that can be paid for with real money. We also offer custom in-game patches where 100% of the proceeds will go to help veterans and their families in need!

SOURCE: Venture Beat and GamesIndustry

Call of Duty: Warzone

NICKMERCS explains what weapon will replace every other SMG in Warzone

There are plenty of powerful SMGs in Call of Duty: Warzone, but NICKMERCS believes that one specific SMG will replace all others in the meta.



NICKMERCS and warzone Season 6 artwork

NICKMERCS has returned to Warzone after a hiatus, and the popular content creator believes he has found the one SMG that will be replacing all of the other ones in the Call of Duty battle royale.

There is a wide range of powerful weapons that players can equip and use to dominate their enemies in Call of Duty: Warzone with SMGs being some of the best, especially when it comes to close-quarter battles.

Fan-favorite streamer and YouTuber NICKMERCS has recently dove into Warzone with one particular SMG that he believes is the replacement for all of the other ones available in Warzone.

NICKMERCS wearing a Tampa Buccaneers Jersey in NFL advertisement

NICKMERCS OTs 9 Warzone loadout

This SMG that NICKMERCS believes is the replacement for every other SMG in Warzone is the OTs 9 from Black Ops Cold War.

This compact weapon has great mobility and stopping power making it a perfect choice for players when it comes to winning close-quarter gunfights.

You can find the Warzone OTs 9 loadout that NICKMERCS uses below:

  • Muzzle – GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel – 8.1″ Task Force
  • Laser – None
  • Optic – None
  • Stock – KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel – None
  • Magazine VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip – Serpent Wrap

The video that NICKMERCS used this OTs 9 Warzone loadout in showed off the power of this SMG in the Call of Duty battle royale, as he was able to secure a double-digit kill win in what would be a solid performance for any warzone player.

While the NICKMERCS OTs 9 Warzone loadout may not be a meta weapon when the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone integration takes place with a new map and anti-cheat, there is no doubt that it is easily a solid replacement for any SMG that a player may feel is not performing as good as they want.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the reason why Raven Software delayed the October 21 playlist update for the Call of Duty battle royale, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: NICKMERCS / Activision / NFL

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Warzone October 21 playlist update officially delayed

The Call of Duty: Warzone playlist update for October 21 has been officially delayed following an announcement from raven Software.



Warzone Playlist Update

The Call of Duty: Warzone Playlist update for October 21 has been officially delayed by Raven Software meaning that players will not have new playlist options to choose from for the time being.

To help keep things fresh in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software pushes a new Warzone playlist update live each week that adds new and returning game modes for players to choose from when it comes time to decide what they and their friends want to experience.

Unfortunately, the development studio for the Call of Duty battle royale recently revealed that the Warzone playlist update for October 21, 2021, has been delayed and will not be going live at its scheduled time.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone playlist update for October 21 being delayed.

Warzone season 6 artwork featuring Mason Operator

Raven Software took to its Twitter account on October 21 and posted an announcement that the newest warzone playlist update is being delayed due to an ongoing issue, so it is not ready to hit the game’s live servers.

The development studio stated that there is no estimated time of arrival for when this playlist update will be ready to go live, but that it will provide more information to the community as soon as the studio can.

The warzone playlist update for October 21 was set to bring some exciting game modes for players to enjoy which you can find below:

Warzone playlist update for October 21

Battle Royale

  • Solos
  • Trios
  • Quads

Iron Trials ’84

  • Duos

Rebirth Island

  • Scopes and Scatterguns Quads
  • Resurgence Trios
Warzone October 21 playlist update

There is no doubt that a large number of players will be disappointed to see this playlist update not go live for the Call of Duty battle royale, as the return of the popular Iron Trials ’84 game mode was being looked forward to by a big portion of the community.

However, players will now have to wait until the ongoing issue with the playlist update for October 21 is resolved by Raven Software.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out all of the recent changes made to the Ghosts of Verdabsk limited-time game mode, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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Warzone Ghosts of Verdansk update: Major Fear meter and ghost changes

Raven Software has pushed out an update for Warzone’s Ghosts of Verdansk LTM, and it changes several things including the Fear Mechanic.



donnie dark in warzone

Ghosts of Verdansk is the themed mode that celebrates Halloween in Call of Duty: Warzone. The devs have released a small update that provides some quality of life adjustments to the mode – particularly with its Fear Meter and ghosts.

Despite only being here for a small amount of time, Raven Software has felt it important that they alter some of the settings in Warzone’s Ghosts of Verdansk game mode with a fresh update.

Plenty of players are getting stuck into the new LTM to enjoy and contribute to the 2021 Halloween season, but there are one or two areas that Raven has felt the need to deal with early in the game mode’s lifecycle.

poster for the haunting in warzone

A Tweet from the official Raven Software account has detailed all the different changes that players can expect in Warzone’s Ghosts of Verdansk limited-time mode for The Haunting event.

Many of these changes were based on community feedback about the Ghosts of Verdabsk game mode, so it is nice to see the Warzone developers take this feedback and use it to improve the Ghosts of Verdansk limited-time mode.

Here are the changes in full:

  • Ghosts can now drop ammo when killed
  • Souls will be removed when too far out in the gas
  • Passive Fear gain has been reduced
  • Increased Fear reduction when killing Ghosts and humans

The Fear mechanic is one of the mode’s most important features as it can cause jumpscares and obscure the player’s screen.

But there has been the complaint on social media and Reddit that it’s difficult to reduce the Fear mechanic, even when using the Sacred Grounds.

This update should hopefully alleviate some of those troubles and make Ghosts of Verdansk even more enjoyable for players for the rest of the time it is in the Call of Duty battle royale’s Halloween season.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, learn how Ghosts of Verdansk’s Fear Meter works.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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