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New Black Ops 2 Patch for Xbox 360/PS3 released; adds new ‘Ghosts Personalization Pack’ for preorders

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A new patch for Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360 is now available for download when loading up the game.

For customers who preordered Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and PS3, the update unlocks the Ghosts Personalization Pack.

Full patch notes:

New Features

    • 6 new Personalization Packs are now available as downloadable content.  Each pack comes loaded with 1 camo, 1 themed calling card and 3 unique reticles. (Xbox 360 only) 
    • Season Pass holders will now be reminded to download Season Pass content which they haven’t previously downloaded.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed

    • Improved stability when pressing buttons during a Theater mode screenshot.
    • Screenshots taken during Theater mode from a match on Uplink will no longer become corrupt.

Multiplayer Game Balancing

    • AN-94:  Damage slightly reduced.
    • DSR 50:  Rate of fire reduced.
    • Ballista:  Rate of fire slightly reduced.

Zombies Issues Addressed

Die Rise

    • Players are no longer able to access unintended areas using the Trample Steam and the Elevator.

Mob of the Dead

    • Pack-A-Punch version of the Raygun Mark II now displays the correct skin.

Buried

    • Players are no longer able to pass over the Mansion fence using invisible collision.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to duplicate candy and booze when in dying in a specific staircase.
    • Players are no longer able to stand on invisible collision near the Stables and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to hold the top of the Bank for an extended period of time using the Paralyzer and the Vulture-Aid perk.
    • Players are no longer able to position buildables in the General Store and become free from zombie attack.
    • Players no longer get stuck at the bottom of the slide when using Dive-To-Prone.
    • Addressed multiple issues where Players were able to throw themselves into walls using the Trample Steam and become free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to reach unintended collision on the 2nd Floor balcony of the Saloon.
    • Addressed an issue where Players could be free from zombie attack when holding a claymore and looking downward, when standing next to a Mystery Box.
    • Players are no longer able to launch themselves out of the level near the Saloon using the Paralyzer.
    • Fixed multiple issues where the Friendly AI would get stuck while holding a crawler zombie when above the General Store, in the Bank, in the Courthouse, in the Mansion, or the 2nd Floor of the Barn.
    • The Friendly AI no longer gets stuck when bringing the Mystery Box from the Hedge Maze to the Town, and vice versa.
    • The Friendly AI no longer becomes stuck if a Player gives him Candy and then enters the Fountain.
    • Fixed an issue where the Friendly AI and zombies were going through a door in the Hedge Maze and getting stuck near a Mystery Box.
    • The Mystery Box now functions properly when Players give the Friendly AI candy and then activate the box.
    • Fixed an issue where the Friendly AI would freeze and become unresponsive if he was hit by a high damage weapon while performing a turn animation.
    • The Friendly AI no longer becomes stuck in the Mansion if the Player has him take the rear entrance to the Mansion, near the Hedge Maze.
    • The Friendly AI no longer gets stuck on top of the Saloon if the Player shoots him while carrying candy or booze.
    • Fixed an issue where the Vulture-Aid Mystery Box indicator would permanently remain at box locations if the Player used the Friendly AI to bring the box to that location.
    • The Friendly AI no longer becomes stuck if he’s hit with a high damage weapon during his flinch animation.
    • Fixed an issue where the Friendly AI would become stuck when fed candy to retrieve buildables in the Saloon, prior to opening the front door and the debris blocking the staircase.
    • Zombies no longer get stuck in the ground outside the Mortuary by the Mystery Box location.
    • Fixed an issue where Players would occasionally spawn under the map in a 4-Player game.
    • Zombies now path to the correct location when Players stand in Vulture-Aid stink.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to launch themselves on top of ghosts using the Paralyzer and be free from attack for a short period of time.
    • Players are no longer able to access unintended areas in the Mansion using the Trample Steam and the Paralyzer.
    • Zombies no longer get stuck on a window in the Sheriff’s building.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to get the Double Points upgrade when withdrawing money from the Bank with Double Points active.
    • Zombies no longer get stuck behind one of the repairable barriers in the Saloon.
    • Fixed an issue where Players would die if they jumped into the broken fountain at the same time.
    • Player’s camera no longer jitters when standing in a specific spot in the Barn.
    • Fixed an issue where zombies would path away from the Player if they stood in a certain spot just outside the Saloon.
    • Ghosts can no longer exit the Mansion using the slide, during a non-Ghost round.
    • Fixed a Solo-play issue where falling down the spiral staircase would occasionally kill the Player, even if they had the Quick Revive perk.
    • The Time Bomb now functions correctly if the Player has both the Time Bomb and the Monkey Bomb in their inventory.
    • Fixed multiple issues in Grief, where Players would spawn in Last Stand when respawning in the Stables, Candy Shop, Church, alongside the Saloon, outside the General Store, or on the Mansion-side of the map.
    • Players are no longer able to use the Paralyzer to get stuck in a tree outside the Mansion.
    • Fixed an issue with zombies occasionally getting stuck when dropping down to the Gazebo stairs.
    • The Speed Cola Machine is now properly positioned in the General Store during Grief.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to trigger ghosts without fully dropping down into the Mansion.
    • Zombies who turn into ghosts now enter the Hedge Maze properly.
    • Players can no longer trigger Ghosts during a non-Ghost round when entering the Mansion from the rear.
    • Players can no longer get on top of the General Store purchasable couch using the Paralyzer, and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an exploit where zombies couldn’t path to Players who stood on the purchasable couch in the Saloon.
    • Players are no longer able to use the Paralyzer to access the top of a Mansion fence and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to stand on the cart outside of the Courthouse and be free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to access invisible collision in-between the Gun Shop and the Saloon with the Paralyzer.
    • Players are no longer able to use the Paralyzer to access unintended collision behind the Mansion and be free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to launch themselves onto unintended collision in the Courthouse and be free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to stand on a scaffolding near the purchasable LSAT and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to use a combination of the Trample Steam and the Paralyzer inside the Church to become free from zombie attack

 

SOURCE: Call of Duty HQ  

 

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Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War

This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.

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For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.

Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.

Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.

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The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.

In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.

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Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.

Some of the classic maps showcased include:

  • World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
  • Black Ops’ Five
  • Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
  • Black Ops 4’s IX

Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!

If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.

For more on Zombies, especially the latest Black Ops Cold War map, Mauer der Toten, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List

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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.

Battlefield Portal vehicles

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.

Image Credit: Activision / EA

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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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