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DLC Trailer for “Piazza” and “Liberation”

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-“Piazza” (Formally called Italy/Coast) is an Italian seaside village. “is very close quarters and has a lot of verticality to it, because you’re fighting this uphill battle up this mountainside in the city,”

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-“Liberation” (Formally called Park) is New York’s Central Park. “more wide open and gives you a lot more options in terms of moving around.” It’s filled with military emplacements, including turrets on opposite ends. The fighting takes place around the Bethesda fountain and boat pond.

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DLC news announcement Summary:

There will be at least 20 “drops” of new content for Modern Warfare 3, as a nine-month season of expansions to last year’s big game kicks off this month.

-The first 2 maps coming on Jan. 24th to Xbox Live Elite Subscribers.
2 more maps also coming in March.
-Non-Elite Premium will be able to purchase in March.
-There will be at least 20 “drops” of new content over 9 months (Till September).
-Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software are working on the DLC.
-Both new maps playable in competitive and the co-op Special Ops modes.
New Weapons and Campaign DLC are “on the table”
-DLC development started after MW3 was complete.
-There is NO “season finale” planned.
-No word on PS3 or PC release dates yet.

Quotes from Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling:
“We want to do more than just traditional multiplayer maps,”
“more post-launch support than we’ve ever done before,”
Campaign DLC and new weapons are, like anything else “on the table,” he said. “We’ll go with whatever works, whatever’s the most fun.”

 

FULL PRESS RELEASE after the break:

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Modern Warfare® 3 blazes into 2012 with the debut of all-new multiplayer maps Liberation and Piazza, the front line of the Modern Warfare® 3 Content Season for Call of Duty® Elite, nine consecutive months of epic downloadable content that commences January 24th  for Xbox Live users. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI), revealed today that the content will  be available first for Call of Duty® Elite’s premium members on Xbox LIVE, followed by additional platforms at a later time. From January through September, Call of Duty Elitepremium members on Xbox LIVE will receive regular updates of all new content totaling at least 20 content drops.

The Modern Warfare 3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite will include a broader variety than ever, with brand new multiplayer maps, Special Ops Missions, new game modes and more.  While Call of Duty Elite premium subscribers get the new content first, as promised, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fans who want to buy the content a la carte as they have in the past, will be able to purchase the content via Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections.

“The mammoth launch of Modern Warfare 3 and the breakout success of Call of Duty Elite were just the beginning.  Call of Duty Elite provides an ‛always-on’ connection to our fanbase, and the MW3 Content Season is the ultimate way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the Call of Duty community and provide tremendous value to Call of Duty Elite premium members,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “With the Call of Duty®: MW3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite we are delivering on our promise of more new content, more often, and with more variety than ever. With three studios collaborating on the first season, the breadth and depth of material on tap is truly extraordinary. It’s rare you can successfully execute both quantity and quality, but thanks to the expertise of our developers, the reach of Call of Duty Elite and the passion of our fans, we intend to deliver.”

All content drops for Call of Duty Elite premium members will occur once a month, starting in January for Xbox Live users and will continue through the year, ending in September.  During the first three months of 2012, Activision will release five different content drops on three occasions in January, February and March, first on Xbox Live, followed by additional platforms at a later time.

The first two Content Drops will be multiplayer maps—also playable in Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode—that throw combatants into a war-tornCentral Park and an Italian seaside village.  Liberation is a vast, militarized landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire, with mounted turrets on either end that lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower.  Piazza is the idyllic Italian getaway that is anything but, where tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates in Piazza, where attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat.

The third Content Drop will be available for download in mid-February and two additional Content Drops will go live in March, as premium Call of Duty Elite members will receive new content once a month through September. Also in March, the first Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection will be available for purchase by the entire Call of Duty: MW3 player community on Xbox Live.

To celebrate the launch of each new content drop, Call of Duty Elite will run specialized events for real-world prizes throughout the nine-month Season. Additional details about the Modern Warfare 3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite and Collection series will be announced throughout the year.

The Modern Warfare 3 Content Season is co-developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games andRaven Software.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.  For more information on the Call of Duty: MW3 content drops, season of content, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty Elite visit www.callofduty.com/mw3 and www.callofduty.com/elite.

To become a Call of Duty Elite premium member, go to http://www.callofduty.com/elite/go-premium.  For additional Call of Duty Elite updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/callofdutyelite, and also via Twitter @CallofDutyElite.

Published by Activision and developed by Beachhead Studio, Call of Duty Elite is a comprehensive social gaming network offering a deep and innovative service for all registered Call of Duty players. Call of Duty Elite provides “always-on,” universal communication between the platform and the game. Players can access Call of Duty Elite via web or console—to connect with friends, plan multiplayer matches with their Clan or social Group, configure load-outs, access comprehensive stats and interactive heat maps, and much more.

SOURCE: Activision Press Release

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TimTheTatMan shows off no recoil Warzone Krig 6 loadout

This TimTheTatMan Warzone Krig 6 loadout that the Twitch streamer recently showed off has no issues when it comes to recoil.

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TimTheTatMan Warzone Krig 6 Loadout

The Krig 6 Assault Rifle has emerged as a powerful weapon in Warzone Season 3, and TimTheTatMan recently showed off a no recoil Warzone Krig 6 loadout that will likely help any player find success.

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone brought various weapon buffs and nerfs that opened up the meta to be dominated by weapons that a great deal of the community had not previously used. One of these weapons is the Krig 6 Assault rifle from Black Ops Cold War.

This particular weapon has now become the go-to weapon for many players on Verdansk ’84, and popular Twitch streamer TimTheTatMan recently showed off a Warzone Krig 6 loadout that has no problem when it comes to recoil control.

TimTheTatMan Warzone Krig 6 loadout

TimTheTatMan Warzone Krig 6 loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
  • Laser: None
  • Optic: SUSAT Multizoom
  • Stock: None
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: None

There is no doubt that players who use this TimThetTatMan Warzone Krig 6 loadout will see that it does provide an incredibly noticeable difference when it comes to recoil compared to other weapons in the Call of Duty battle royale.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 has seen the SUSAT Multizoom emerge as one of the most preferred optics players to use on Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifles.

It provides a very clear line of vision with less recoil being noticeable than using iron sights or other optics that are available for Black Ops Cold War weapons.

TimTheTatMan was able to put together some impressive showings with this no recoil build for the Krig 6 and certainly showed why it is a solid pick for players if they are looking to try out something different in their loadouts and have the Krig 6 max level.

TimTheTatMan Warzone Krig 6 loadout

Players looking for a new setup for this Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifle or a new weapon altogether for a loadout should definitely give this one a try and see how it fares for them the next time they are trying to achieve victory on Verdansk ’84 or Rebirth Island.

For more Warzone, be sure to check out a new hint for an upcoming Rambo skin and how a bizarre loadout glitch is giving players 10 weapons, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision/TimTheTatMan

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SBMM Warzone website returns under new name

SBMM Warzone has made a return following a previous shutdown caused by Activision due to the website breaking the game’s Terms of Service.

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SBMM Warzone Website

The SBMM Warzone website had been a popular resource for community members to see how difficult their lobbies had been in past matches and has made a return following a previous shutdown of the site.

Skill-based matchmaking or SBMM has always been a major topic in the Call of Duty: Warzone community, as players wonder where the lobbies they play in rank in difficulty.

One website known as SBMM Warzone was the most popular resource for players seeing how difficult their lobbies are and was widely used.

SBMM Warzone

However, the site shut down on March 29, 2021, when Activision reached out to the website and asked them to shut down due to them breaking the battle royale game’s Terms of Service, as the website did not have permission to use Activision’s API.

This is why plenty of players were surprised to see that SBMM Warzone recently announced that they would be making a return under a new name.

This announcement caught the eye of a large majority of the community and led to plenty of discussion amongst players.

On May 3, 2021, the SBMM Warzone Twitter account posted an announcement stating that the site was reopened under the name WZ Stats. You can find the announcement below:

On their website, WZ Stats states that they are no longer SBMM Warzone and have removed the lobby ranking feature from the site, and are dedicated to providing the community their stats from their time playing.

“We’ve tried to contact Activision multiple times, before and after having received their letter, even through our lawyers. They are yet to reach out. We believe we have done our best to show our good faith and that we are worth partnering up with,” said WZ Stats in a statement on their website.

“With the tremendous support from the community, we consider that the best way to keep this wonderful project alive is to reopen the website,” The statement continued. “A huge shout out to all of you Warzone players who believe in us. It means the world.”

It remains to be seen what the future holds for the WZ Stats website following its rebranding from SBMM Warzone, but stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Call of Duty: Warzone, and we will update you with any future developments.

Image Credits: Activision/WZ Stats

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JGOD reveals meta perks for Warzone Season 3 loadouts

Warzone statistics wizard JGOD has recently revealed what he believes are the meta perks players should use in their Season 3 loadouts.

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Having the right perks in your Warzone loadouts can be the difference between winning and losing, and Warzone stats master JGOD has revealed what the meta perks are for Warzone Season 3.

Perks have been a huge aspect of Call of Duty through the years, and this is definitely the case for the world of Warzone, as the various perks the game offers can give players a huge advantage when playing.

However, some perks are much more effective for players in the Call of Duty battle royale, which has lead YouTuber JGOD to dive into numbers and explain which meta perks the community should be using in Warzone Season 3.

JGOD’s Warzone Season 3 meta perks

Perk 1 – Double Time or E.O.D.

When it comes to your first perk slot, JGOD explains that you will find the most success using either Double Time or E.O.D.

Double Time will help give you more tactical sprint time, which can help with slide canceling and not being caught out in the open because you ran out of tactical sprint.

E.O.D. is still a solid choice, according to JGOD, for the first perk slot, thanks to it negating a decent portion of enemy explosive damage you may suffer, even though recent changes allow for a semtex stick to automatically down you even when you are using E.O.D.

JGOD also explained that Cold-Blooded is not really worth players using, as it does not stop you from showing up on Heartbeat Sensors, contrary to what some believe, and that it is a perk with a low Kill to death ratio among players using it in Warzone.

Perk 2 – Restock/Overkill/High Alert/Ghost

warzone season 3 meta perks

Restock and Overkill were the first second slot perks that JGOD went over, and he explains that Restock could be very powerful for players, as it will allow them to get more stun and semtex grenades which can easily turn the tide of a battle.

Overkill is more suitable for trios or quads. Having multiple guns with extended magazines is more needed than solos or duos, where you can get away with using a floor loot weapon that likely has a smaller magazine size.

High Alert can be a handy second slot perk, as it provides players with an indication of where an enemy outside of their view is shooting them from, but JGOD explains this only works if the enemy is 100 meters or less from you.

Finally, Ghost is always a good choice for players, as it will stop you from showing up on the map when multiple UAVs are being used and keeps you from being detected on Heartbeat Sensors instead of Cold-Blooded.

Perk 3 – Amped/Spotter/Tracker

warzone season 3 meta perks

The third perk slot for players in Warzone Season 3 will be the most useful if they run Amped, Spotter, or Tracker.

Amped will increase your weapon swap speed, which is very useful when using a secondary weapon like an LMG or sniper that may have a frustrating delay when trying to switch weapons.

Spotter is a great choice, JGOD explains, when it comes to attacking teams in buildings, as it allows you to see enemy equipment like claymores and mines through walls and avoid entering areas where you will be hit with an explosive welcome.

JGOD suggests that Tracker is probably the most useful for solos, as the footsteps it allows you to see on the ground can get confusing when multiple enemies are making them, but can help when tracking a single-player down into a building.

Warzone Perks with highest K/D

warzone season 3 meta perks

The Warzone stats master went on to show which perks have the highest kill to death ratios, suggesting that the players who choose these perks are doing the best and thus are ones players should probably gravitate towards when playing. You can find the top perk for each slot based on K/D below:

  • Perk 1/E.O.D. – 1.08 K/D
  • Perk 2/Restock – 1.31 K/D
  • Perk 3/Amped – 1.12 K/D

Players who switch up their Warzone Season 3 meta perks to include the one above and the other suggestions that JGOD recently explained will undoubtedly see an increase in their success the next time they are on Verdansk ’84 or Rebirth Island.

Image Credits: Activision/JGOD

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