Activision, Mountain Dew, and Doritos have announced a partnership to celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The partnership kicks off this weekend with the Pro Am tournament for the game with the beta.
Then in October, Mountain Dew bottles, Game Fuel cans, and Doritos packs will have 2XP codes for Modern Warfare.
Here’s the press release announcement:
Bravo six, going dark. MTN DEW, MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL and DORITOS today are joining forces with Activision’s celebrated Call of Dutyfranchise, in time for the highly anticipated release of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®. As part of the groundbreaking program, players will be able to unlock in-game rewards inside Modern Warfare with the purchase of any participating MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL, MTN DEW or DORITOS products, simply by entering unique codes found on the packaging. The excitement kicks off on Sept. 14 with a livestreamed, competitive event – the MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Celebrity PRO-AM. This special pre-release exhibition pairs gaming professionals with celebrities in an adrenaline-inducing experience that highlights the new 2v2 game mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with Activision just ahead of the hugely anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release,” said Erin Chin, Senior Director, Marketing, Mountain Dew and MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL. “We put a stake in the ground when we launched Game Fuel last year, and we’re excited to continue delivering one-of-a-kind experiences, like this month’s PRO-AM with Modern Warfare – sure to be one of the most exciting games of the year.”
“This dynamic collaboration is a best-in-class example of the power of PepsiCo’s food and beverage portfolio coming to life for consumers on one of the world’s largest stages,” said Leslie Vesper, Senior Director, Marketing, Doritos. “Doritos and DEW are known for providing players with unique ways to access exclusive gaming experiences, and now we’re taking this to a new level by working closely with Activision for Modern Warfare.”
Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled for global release Oct. 25. The game delivers an epic re-imagining of one of the most iconic and thrilling video game properties in history, Modern Warfare.
Even More Rewards: Unlock Double XP with Purchase
From Oct. 6 through Dec. 31, Modern Warfare gamers will be able to unlock 2XP** with codes found on participating DORITOS packs, MTN DEW and DIET MTN DEW as well as MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL re-sealable cans. Beginning Oct. 6, codes can be redeemed by visiting www.mountaindew.com/callofduty, www.gamefuel.com/callofduty or www.doritos.com/callofduty.
Additionally, with the first purchase of select MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL coded products, gamers will receive their own #VictoryInACan – with access to an exclusive operator skin (timed exclusive until 12/31/2019.) Packaging will also display sleek Call of Duty: Modern Warfare inspired graphics. Players can purchase specially marked products across select retail partners.
Even More Access: The MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Celebrity PRO-AM
On Sept. 14, MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL will bring together some of the top names in music, sports and entertainment for the first-ever Call of Duty: Modern WarfarePRO-AM tournament. Taking place at the Thunder Esports Center in Long Beach, CA – the PRO-AM will pair well-known gamers such as Shroud, H3CZ and Aydan with NBA athletes like D’Angelo Russell (Golden State Warriors) and Karl-Anthony Towns(Minnesota Timberwolves), as well as actress Ajiona Alexus (Light as a Feather, 13 Reasons Why, Empire). Players will be able to try out a series of traditional 6v6 multiplayer matches, as well as the game’s intense new Gunfight 2v2 mode, more than a month before the epic title’s Oct. 25release. Gunfight 2v2 mode is an epic evolution of Call of Duty’s famed overall multiplayer that players can quickly jump in and out of, streamlining battles for a thrillingly intense gameplay experience. The winning team will receive a prize of $25,000 to donate toward their choice of a participating charity; the secondary charity will also receive a $10,000 donation:
- The Call of Duty Endowment – The world’s leading non-profit funding the placement of US and UK military veterans into high quality civilian careers. To date, the Endowment has funded the placement of more than 60,000 veterans into jobs with a goal of 100,000 placements by 2024.
- The AbleGamers Charity – The leading charity creating opportunities that enable play, in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
To ensure fans don’t miss a second of the heart-pumping showdown, the event will be livestreamed across Twitch, Facebook and Twitter on Sept. 14 at 12pm PT. DEW Nation can tune in to cheer on their favorites and watch the teams face off on the (digital) battlefield by visiting https://www.twitch.tv/callofduty.
Even More Options: Introducing the Newest MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Flavor
MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL is committed to providing players with more options than ever before to #LVLUPTHEGAME. In addition to its four existing offerings, the brand is also introducing a new, limited-time edition flavor – Charged Orange Storm. The portfolio contains ingredients shown to improve accuracy and alertness, coupled with next-gen hardware, like a no-slip grip that mirrors the sensory design of gaming accessories.
Consumers can uncover Call of DutyOperator rewards across five game-winning MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL flavors: Charged Cherry Blast, Charged Cherry Burst, Charged Original DEW, Charged Tropical Strike and Charged Orange Storm. They can also pick up participating DORITOS packs in Cool Ranch, Nacho Cheese, Spicy Nacho, Flamin’ Hot Nacho and other flavors. Participating MTN DEW beverages include original and diet 12oz. cans, 20 oz. bottles, as well as a new 16oz Alumitek bottle – created especially for this partnership.
Stay tuned for the latest news on this partnership.
How to fix Call of Duty: Warzone Dev Error 6034
If ‘Dev Error 6034’ is preventing you from playing Warzone, follow this simple guide to drop back into Verdansk in no time.
While Warzone Season 1 has seen a plethora of game-breaking exploits and bugs, one issue is preventing PC gamers from playing the battle royale altogether. Here’s how to fix the Dev Error 6034 issue.
Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 1 got off to a shaky start with the overpowered DMR 14, pay-to-win MAC-10 blueprint, as well as invisibility exploits and the return of stim glitches. These problems have now been fixed, but further issues have plagued CoD fans.
Xbox players saw the return of the ‘Blackout Trial Has Ended‘ screen, which Charlie Intel has covered a fix for, but ‘Dev Error 6034’ prevents PC players from playing Warzone and Modern Warfare.
The ‘Dev Error 6034’ bug first appeared in Modern Warfare shortly after launch, and because Warzone is connected to MW, battle royale players have encountered it too. If this frustrating error is preventing you from dropping into Verdansk, here’s how to fix it.
How to fix Dev Error 6034
It’s believed that Dev Error 6034 happens when Modern Warfare files become corrupted or unreadable. It sounds scary, but the fix is really quite simple.
A clean reinstall of the game is known to fix the issue, but there’s a much quicker solution. What you have to do is locate specific files in the Modern Warfare folder, delete them, then run a Scan and Repair which will replace the files with the correct versions.
The problem with PC gaming is solving errors like this can be daunting; nobody wants to go into the guts of their game and mess with files. Don’t worry, to make this as stress-free as possible, follow our simple walkthrough below.
- Open the Modern Warfare or Warzone installation folder
- Locate and delete the following files:
- Modern Warfare Launcher.exe
After these files have been deleted, open Battle.net and run Scan and Repair on Modern Warfare/Warzone. It can be found through the ‘Options’ dropdown when the game is selected. These deleted files will now be replaced with working ones, and you can play Warzone again.
To prevent this problem from returning, make sure that Warzone downloads are uninterrupted. Leave your PC on until the download is complete, and avoid pausing and resuming the download when possible.
Image Credits: Activision / u/–SMHK–
Call of Duty player uses musical instruments as a controller
Call of Duty player, DeanoBeano, plays the game with various musical instruments. We had the opportunity to have a brief Q&A with him.
A Call of Duty player has discovered how to use musical instruments as a controller and has even killed enemy players with an assortment of different instruments.
Call of Duty is a game traditionally played with a mouse and keyboard or controller, but not for player DeanoBeano. Deano instead opts to play his Call of Duty games with musical instruments, such as drums, a recorder, and even bongos.
You can see one of his most popular clips below, where he manages to snipe a player in Modern Warfare, while using the drums.
DeanoBeano is clearly a one of a kind player, so we managed to get in contact with him and sit him down for a Q&A, where he details how he’s able to play the game with instruments, how he started, and more.
Q: How do you manage to get instruments to work as remotes?
Deano: I use instruments that I plug in to convert midi signals to keyboard commands, and acoustic instruments I control using pitch to midi, then midi to keyboard commands. The bongos were actually a controller from the GameCube games Donkey Konga and Donkey Kong Bongo Bash. (referring to the above clip)
CI: Can you explain Midi to our readers?
Deano: Midi is a signal that electric instruments send to computers and other instruments and devices that control sound to connect with each other.
Q: What originally gave you the idea to play Call of Duty with instruments?
Deano: I started drumming to gaming montages live on twitch about a year ago, so there was always an ongoing joke that I actually hit the clips with my drums.
Eventually, in August I figured out how to hook up my drums as a controller and after I started doing that, I figured it would be fun to try other instruments and odd controllers too.
Q: What are your future plans? Any new instruments you want to try?
Deano: My plan is to keep making Cold War multiplayer as fun as I can. Playing with a normal controller (especially solo) can be really tiring because of SBMM. I’m always looking at finding new ways to play the game, and I plan on bringing this to other games too. I’ll be using some new instruments and controllers soon.
Q: What’s your favorite instrument to play in games?
Deano: The recorder is my favorite instrument to play with at the moment. It makes the game pretty challenging but every kill and clip I get with it feels so rewarding.
Q: Do you actually play any musical instruments?
Deano: I do! I started with piano when I was a kid and later on picked up drums and got a Bachelor’s degree in music on drums. I play a little bit of trumpet (and recorder I guess haha) but not much.
That’s the end of our interview with Deano. To see more of his content, you can follow him on Twitter and watch his Twitch streams, where he appears to be most active. He also occasionally posts highlights of his streams to his YouTube channel.
How to play TikTok’s viral custom Call of Duty Gun Game mode
Don’t miss out on the new viral TikTok Gun Game sensation in CoD: Modern Warfare and here’s how you can play the custom mode too.
A fascinating new variation of Gun Game has been created and gone viral on TikTok. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare custom mode has been revealed and we have these crazy settings for you to try out yourself.
It’s a testament to the longevity of Gun Game that gamers can still find ways to make an already legendary game mode even better.
The simplicity of Gun Game is what makes it so addictive and keeps you coming back for more. Well, with this new bespoke set of rules you can now make the mode even deeper and infinitely more stressful.
Custom TikTok Gun Game mode in CoD
From the balanced and equal footing you all start out on to the skill needed to get a kill with every weapon, Gun Game is such a simple concept that never gets old.
Each player starts off with the same weapon and attachments and every time you achieve a kill with your random weapon, you advance to the next weapon. This continues until one player has gotten a kill with every weapon, but if you get knifed, you go back a weapon.
But one of its biggest assets is the fear and dread it can instill in you with the thought of being knifed. Gun Game is all about momentum and so often you’ll have one person surge to double-digits in no time at all, and someone languishing on the starting weapon.
Add in melee kills that can set you back a weapon and the pressure is real.
This takes us to TikTok user thedillygang who has imposed his creation on the Call of Duty community that he calls “Blood Pressure”.
The aptly-named Gun Game creation warrants its name because it will affect your biology, it will sternly test your friendships and relationships, and probably the strudiness of your controller.
Gun Game “Blood Pressure” variation in Modern Warfare
- Scroll to “Private Match
- Then go to Trials & GameBattles at the bottom of Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer options
- Select Custom Game
- Make your way to Game Setup
- Choose a map
- Set mode to Gun Game – it can be found in Alternate Modes
- Go to Game in Game Rules and set the Time Limit to Unlimited
- Go to Player in Game Rules and set Max Health to 300 and Health Regeneration to Very Slow
- Go to Advanced in Game Rules and set Setbacks to 5 Weapons
- Select Option and make sure you save the mode for future use
- Play it and try not to throw your controller
Let’s be honest, if you’re playing this chaotic mode with your friends then it’s inevitable you’re all going to be trying to knife each other. So let’s reserve the violence for the video game, and enjoy this evil mode.
This can only be played in Modern Warfare at the moment due to the fact that Black Ops Cold War hasn’t added Gun Game yet. But when BOCW does indeed get the mode, then be sure to try Blood Pressure out.
Image credits: Activision Blizzard
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