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New Black Ops 2 Patch for Xbox 360 and PS3 released; addresses MP and Zombies issues

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Treyarch has released a new patch for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 today.

This patch brings many fixes to MP and Zombies.

Patch Notes:

Feature Improvements:
-Party Members now appear on the mini map as purple when colorblind assist is turned on.
-Added hint text tool tips for map voter buttons.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed
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-Resolved a known issue with stats resets caused by a failed save process, indicated by receiving a “Persistent
-Rank Data has been corrupted” error message. Further information can be found here on the Customer Support site.
-Fixed an issue where players could lose functionality and have a blurry screen after viewing a Gamer Card during the round-ending killcam at the end of the first round of a round-based game.
-Addressed an exploit where players could gain XP privately without matchmaking.
-Addressed an issue where the player’s EMP grenade blast would cancel out the effects of an enemy’s EMP.
-Players will no longer fly into the air when knife lunging other players on certain types of inclines.
-Addressed multiple exploits where players could clip into and shoot from within certain areas on Downhill.
-Fixed an issue with the Skulls Camo Challenge for the RPG unlocking by using other weapons in conjunction with the RPG.
-Addressed an issue with taking control of an AGR while next to a friendly player causing loss of functionality for firing rockets.
-Resolved an issue where spectating would default to 3rd person even though it had been disabled if the player was previously spectating in 3rd person.
-Resolved an issue with dog spawns in Slums.
-Fixed an issue joining Split Screen bot games in-progress when the host had altered party privacy settings.
-Addressed an issue where players could not link their Twitch account in the Multiplayer Party Lobby Options menu.
-Fixed an issue where the player may not die by the train running over them in Express.
-Players in a Split Screen game can no longer access the MP Pause Menu during the round ending killcam, the final killcam, or after the game has ended.
-Addressed an issue in the Split Screen Pause Menu where the Game Mode below the map was being cut off.
-The System Link/LAN Party server list now sorts the available games by Host name.
-Players can no longer set their Clan Tag in non-Public Match lobbies if they haven’t reached the unlock level for the Clan Tag feature.
-Addressed an issue where the Expert Challenge Calling Card was not appearing for the Peacekeeper in the Combat Record after completing all the Peacekeeper challenges.
-Players with Level 1 profiles will now see their XP bonus in the After Action
Report after a League Play match.
-Resolved an issue where the damage feedback sound was not occurring for the Combat Axe or cluster bomb from the Hellstorm Missile.
-Addressed an issue where the UAV Scorestreak was not being called in for Multi-Team Hardcore matches.
-Addressed an issue where the mini map for tablet Scorestreaks would not appear on the tablet under certain round transition conditions.
-Resolved an issue with care packages bouncing unusually high.
-Fixed an issue where players could not accept invites from the Xbox 360 Dashboard.
-Addressed an issue where players with the Riot Shield could survive dog attacks while prone with the Riot Shield on their back.
-Rapidly pressing the Swap Weapons button no longer inverts the player model’s left hand with the M8A1 equipped.
-Resolved an issue where the lobby score for the winner of a Gun Game match didn’t match the ending score of the match.
-Addressed an issue during rewind in Theater Mode where the waves in Hydro were jittering while the flood is occurring.
-Fixed an issue in Downhill with the light effects on the gondolas not appearing after a Host Migration or round change.
-Players can no longer get out of the map in Downhill by going prone and getting run over by the gondola in the station.
-Dead bodies no longer float if the player dives to prone into a gondola just before getting hit by it.
-Players can now earn the Thief Challenge if they use Black Hat to steal an enemy care package.
-Resolved an issue where the Equipment statistics for the Smoke Grenade were not accurately reflecting in the Combat Record what was achieved in game.
-Fixed an issue in Mirage where players could fall outside the map by diving to prone through a section of door on the Southeast side of the map.
-Addressed an issue where players could get on top of a tent in Grind.
-Fixed an issue in Grind where the player could see outside of the map.
Addressed exploits where the
-Dragonfire could get under the map in Mirage and Hydro.

Gameplay Balancing:
-Reduced the red flash damage indicator when using the Toughness Perk.
-Reduced Guardian damage in Hardcore modes.

Zombies Issues Addressed:
-Addressed an issue where the players could not access the in game store.
Addressed a long black screen issue while players watch the Intro Zombies movie when loading System Link / LAN Party games.
-Players will no longer be seen clipping into the concrete when sliding from the Green to Orange building in Theater Mode on Die Rise.
-Fixed an issue in Zombies Theater Mode where the Who’s Who swirly vision can be seen for players who are not in the mode when switching from players who are.
-Addressed an issue for Split Screen users on Turned Diner in Theater Mode where the eye glow was missing from zombies when viewed in third person and jumping to start.
-Disappearing fog addressed in Theater Mode when flying through the laboratory in Tranzit.
-Fixed a spawn issue for players in Die Rise that spawn on top of the escape pod after a host migration in a 2+ player game.
-Players will no longer be given momentary control of a character before being put into spectator mode when Hot Joining a Custom Game on Nuketown.
-Addressed an issue where players had in-game functionality during the loading countdown timer on Tranzit if a Host Migration occurred during the first 5 seconds of a game.
-Player names will now appear above players when in spectate mode upon hot joining a custom Grief game mode.
-Fixed an issue where Zombies were not spawning in after a Host Migration in a Bus Depot standard match.
-Addressed issue where Sliquifier would create too many slippery spots.
-Addressed an issue in Turned where Zombie vision would disappear after several host migrations occurred.
-Addressed an issue where the players controller would vibrate for a long duration after the player hot joined a game of Tranzit
-Resolved several instances in Die Rise where players could jump above a barricades and avoid Zombie attacks.
-Resolved several instances in Die Rise where players could hide in objects in the world and avoid Zombie attacks.
Addressed several locations where players can survive a landing in unplayable space.
-Fixed an issue in Die Rise where Zombies could not path to players depending on Tramplesteam positioning
-Fixed an issue where users could not play the game in offline mode.
Players will now hear announcer dialogue in the Turned game mode.
-Addressed an issue where players are able to start a game of turned with only one player.
-Resolved several instances where players could avoid Zombie attacks by hiding in objects around Tranzit
Addressed an issue with taking screenshots in Theater mode
Addressed issues with the Buildables system
-Addressed issues where players would say the wrong dialogue
-Addressed several issues in Die Rise where Zombies had trouble pathing to players.
-Addressed an issue where players could jump out of the playable space in Die Rise.

SOURCE: Call of Duty HQ

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Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.

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Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

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Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.

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One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more

COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.

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COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great cosmetics and other items to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.

So with our detailed guide today, we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.

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What is the price of COD Points?

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying COD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas some need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various COD Points bundles:

  • 200 COD Points for $1.99 or £1.79
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99

How do I buy COD Points?

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You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.

Official website

This method is only for PC players.

A quick visit to the Battle.net shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.

PlayStation Store

This method is only for PlayStation players.

Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.

Xbox Microsoft Store

This method is only for Xbox players.

Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.

Retailers

Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.

Where do I spend my COD Points?

Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

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A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 2, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough COD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and Warzone Season 5 are set to begin.

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