A new patch update for Call of Duty: BlacK Ops 3, version 1.13, is now live on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The update size is 1.143 GB for PS4 and 1.57GB for Xbox One.
[PS4 only] Descent DLC 3 Map Pack Support
- Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design, as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes which offer plenty of opportunities for wall running attacks.
- Ancient sentinels from a lost civilization guard the entrance to Berserk, a Viking village frozen in time. Fight through blizzards and control the center bridge as you navigate this medium-sized map’s wooden buildings and craggy rock outcroppings.
- Fight it out among mechanized warriors in Rumble, and arena where giant robots battle to the roar of the crowd. The small-to-medium-sized map funnels high-speed combat to the central pit with tight corners throughout the exterior of the stadium.
- The fan favorite Call of Duty: Black Ops II Map, Raid, gets a fresh upgrade enhanced by the Black Ops III chained movement system. The classic medium-sized map features an authentic Roman villa recreated by a modern-day eccentric billionaire and mixed sight lines enable any style of gameplay.
- Gorod Krovi
- In the latest episode of the Zombies experience ‘Gorod Krovi’, the Origins characters are hurled into an alternate, war-torn Stalingrad where Element 115 has wreaked havoc over a battlefield littered with the remnants of a battle between mechanized soldiers and deadly dragons controlled by Group 935. Here, the Origins characters will face their most dangerous enemies yet.
- Players can now invite Players to a Group by searching for their Player ID.
- Added a “Republish to Group” button in Players’ Showcases to easily re-publish content to any Groups joined after the content was created.
- Increased maximum Group membership to 100,000 players.
- Updated Recent Public Groups and Friends Group to display whether or not the Group requires a Join Request (Public) or Group Invite (Private).
- When searching through Friends’ Groups, Players will now be able to view which of their friends belong to the listed Groups.
PS4 Play Together
- 1st party functionality to support the PSN Play together feature. Allows players in a PSN party to send an invite to all players in their party.
- COD Points are now available for purchase for the JP territory.
- Removed DLC 2 pre-order and Infinite Warfare pre-order (for JP only) from the In-Game Store.
- [XBOX ONE] Complete Your Season Pass is now available in the In-Game Store.
Fracture (New Game Mode)
- Pick up core files dropped by fallen enemies and deliver them to the fracture site. Depositing the core files earns score for your team. The first team to reach the score limit or the team with the most deposited files at the end of the time limit wins the match.
- Fixed an issue where after completing a Daily Contract, if the user backed out of a match before it completed, they would receive a non-functional ‘Retry’ button in the Black Market. Users would not receive their Cryptokey reward until they completed another match.
- Fixed an issue where if a user redeemed all of their Weapon Bribes from their Season Pass purchase, they were prompted with a Purchase button which required an incorrect Cryptokey amount.
- Keyboard support implemented for CODCaster hotkeys.
- Fixed an issue where the x-ray effect would disappear after spectating a player that used Vision Pulse.
- Added a button to switch Team 1’s customization with Team 2’s.
- Added White and Black as usable custom colors.
- Team Identity now correctly disables Team logos only.
- Addressed an issue where the Final Killcam would occasionally show the incorrect player.
- Improved support to remove Team Icons from the start of rounds so they can be replaced by Caster Post Production Overlays.
- Included a Lobby Host setting to auto assign new players who join mid-match to CODCaster.
- Killfeed text for the darker Custom Colors, such as black, blue, and dark red, are now much more legible.
- Adjusted the timing for the finalizing of the match record to help eliminate data loss.
- Fixed an issue where CODcasters with Team Identity enabled would see “CDP/Black Ops Eliminated” when eliminating an enemy team on Search & Destroy matches.
- Fixed an issue where the CODcaster x-ray effect would unintentionally carry over to the Thermal optic attachment.
- Probation is no longer given to players who leave a match when outnumbered by 2 or more.
- Players will no longer lose stars below Rank 5.
- Players are now required to press “Find Match” in the Arena Post-Game Lobby to start matchmaking.
- New breadcrumb support added to Playlists, when new content or promotions are active.
- Fix for Energeon camos appearing in English in several languages.
- Fix for Lobby Leaderboards filtering to Friends Only.
- Fixed a couple issues with the After Action Report. One is the Cryptokey progress bar would not animate after a contract reward was earned, even if the Player earned additional Cryptokeys just from playing. The other issue was the appearance of negative Cryptokeys in the After Action Report.
- Fix for Players not getting awarded the correct Contract bonus and occasionally getting negative awards.
- Resolved an issue where picking up dropped weapons or the Uplink Satellite Drone would cause the player’s camera to jitter.
- Prophet’s Tempest will now only require 1 shot to kill an enemy with Kinetic Armor active.
- Prophet’s Tempest will now only require 1 shot to kill an enemy with Uplink Drone Armor active.
- Weapons customized in Gunsmith and assigned in Create-A-Class will no longer lose their camouflage after restarting the application.
- Reduced the weapon’s damage against Scorestreaks.
- G.I. Unit
- Resolved an issue where the robot would self-destruct shortly after landing.
- Players can now move freely after the round time limit has ended if the satellite drone is still in the air.
- Resolved an issue where the Safeguard robot’s walk animation would become corrupted at the start of a round.
- Fixed an issue where the bomb could be dropped out of the playable area during Search & Destroy, and wouldn’t return to its original position.
- Fixed a bug that caused attachment variants to change when Pack-A-Punching weapons.
- Added various alignment fixes for text notifications.
- Removed an incorrect “Personalize” prompt from the Weapon Kits Menu.
- Fixed a bug causing the revive icon to stick to the player’s HUD after a host migration.
Zetsubou No Shima
- Fixed an issue where the Thrasher’s stomach model would remain visible in the level after a Player had died while inside the stomach.
- Fix for Players repeatedly receiving the KT-4 from the Magic Box after losing the weapon.
- Addressed an issue where Players could make their way into unintended areas when using a Phoenix Up while inside the Thrasher’s stomach.
- Fixed an issue where Thrashers were unable to be killed at rounds higher than 150.
- Addressed an issue where Cymbal Monkeys obtained from upgraded Major Cache Plants would not explode or attract zombies.
- Fixed an issue where Players would unintentionally lose all their weapons if they attempted to pick-up the Masamune with a primary and secondary weapon equipped.
- Addressed an issue where the Skull of Nan Sapwe would automatically swap out during use.
- Fixed an uncommon issue where the Skull of Nan Sapwe would immediately swap out when switching to it.
- Fixed an issue where Players would lose their equipped weapon if they picked up Cymbal Monkeys from an upgraded Major Cache Plant.
- Addressed an issue where Players can get stuck in the coughing animation after being affected by spores in quick succession.
- Fixed a bug that would cause the user to be awarded a blank GobbleGum when completing an Easter Egg.
- Addressed a bug that allowed player control during the game over screen if they had been using a Der Wundersphere when the game ended.
- Resolved a split screen audio duplication bug.
Shadows of Evil
- Fixed a stability issue when hot joining a match in split screen while a ritual is active.
- Resolved a rare stability issue that occurs when activating rituals.
- Added a missing animation relating to reload of the Wunderwaffe DG2.
Dead Ops Arcade 2: Cyber’s Avengening
- Addressed an issue with leaderboard corruption.
- Fixed an issue where skull/gem counts would display the incorrect amount in the in-game menu.
- Addressed an issue where Players were able to join a match in progress and receive a Leaderboard entry.
- Players will no longer get kicked from Dead Ops Arcade 2 matches with the “Game Settings have Changed” notification.
Is Black Ops 2 being remastered? Rumors & leaks
Fans have been wondering for sometime if CoD: Black Ops 2 is going to be remastered, and we’ll answer that today.
Several Call of Duty games have received the remaster treatment in recent years, and it’s left fans wondering if the mega-popular Black Ops 2 will get one. Here are all the latest rumors and leaks regarding a Black Ops 2 remaster.
The popularity of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 simply cannot be understated with the game being considered the greatest of all time by many. But fast-forward to 2021, and players want to know if this beloved entry in the CoD franchise will be remastered.
The premise of Call of Duty remasters was kickstarted by the 2016 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered title. Since then, we’ve also had the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be remastered, and there are rumors of Modern Warfare 3 being remastered, despite Activision saying it isn’t.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being remastered?
From what we understand, no, not at this time. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that any form of Black Ops remaster is in the works.
Naturally, people would think that Treyarch’s Black Ops may receive the same love that the Modern Warfare franchise has gotten, but alas it doesn’t seem to be the case.
Why isn’t Black Ops 2 being remastered?
We believe there could be two strong reasons for Black Ops 2 not being remastered, one being that it would oversaturate the CoD market, and also that we’ve already seen a few of its maps recently.
One of the problems 2016’s Infinite Warfare suffered from is that it released with the full Call of Duty 4 remaster, and consequently, the player base was divided between the two games.
Furthermore, Black Ops Cold War featured no less than seven Black Ops 2 map remasters throughout its multiple seasons, and they feel too fresh in the memory to warrant a remaster of the multiplayer.
We could see a remaster of the Black Ops campaigns, following the successful rerelease of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.
Activision may have some surprises and remasters up their sleeves, but for the time being, we can only speculate and ask you to keep checking in to see if anything becomes official.
Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
Infinity Ward announces new Austin office as studio gears up for CoD 2022
The original Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward, is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas for CoD 2022.
One of the three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise is getting a new office. Infinity Ward is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas, in preparation for CoD 2022.
Infinity Ward is the developer behind the original Call of Duty game. Activision founded Infinity Ward in 2002, with the first Call of Duty title being released in 2003. This birthed one of the most iconic video game franchises to date.
Infinity Ward would go on to develop Call of Duty 2 in 2005 before alternating developers. Now, Infinity Ward is known for developing the Modern Warfare titles, which are released roughly every three years.
With Infinity Ward releasing the last Modern Warfare title in 2019, the developer is gearing up for another release in 2022. We don’t know what CoD 2022 will be just yet, but we do know that Infinity Ward is expanding its operations with a new office.
Infinity Ward Austin Texas office
Today, Infinity Ward announced via Twitter that it would be opening a new office in Austin, Texas. This would be the fourth development hub for the company, with the other three being located in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico.
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This also means that Infinity Ward is hiring. According to Infinity Ward, the Austin office is currently hiring for all positions, and you can find all of the available jobs posted on the Infinity Ward website.
Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in less than a month. It’s taking players back to WWII, where Infinity Ward is expected to bring the franchise back to modern times, with CoD 2022 speculated to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.
That being said, we have no official idea what to expect from Infinity Ward going into 2022, but with the significant success of Modern Warfare 2019, it will no doubt be a Call of Duty game plenty of players will love.
Regardless, Infinity Ward is planning something big, and the new office proves just that. So, if Vanguard isn’t your cup of tea, CoD 2022 is just a year away.
Image Credits: Infinity Ward / Activision
Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam
2022 could be a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with dates.
2022 is shaping up to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Gran Turismo, Horizon, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s an extensive look into the biggest games and potential release dates too.
The beginning of 2022 will signal over a year since the PS5, and Xbox Series X took video games to the ninth generation of consoles. Developers have had plenty of time to chew the fat and harness the power of the consoles to create immense AAA experiences.
There’s also plenty of mileage left for the Nintendo Switch, and of course, PC, Stadia, and Steam are always on the march.
PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC, Steam & Stadia video games in 2022
Some genuinely iconic franchises and household names are expected to launch video games in 2022, so here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.
God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022
Players got a juicy look at the next epic adventure in Santa Monica’s God of War franchise during the 2021 PlayStation Experience. Kratos and Atreus are set to battle with Freya, possibly Thor, and their own demons.
God of War Ragnarok looks like it’s expanded upon the reboot to incorporate more NPCs, more spectacular gameplay, and a gripping narrative that will test the bond between father and son.
Horizon Forbidden West release date: February 18, 2022
Aloy is one of the standout protagonists in gaming during modern times, and her post-apocalyptic adventures are set to continue in Horizon Forbidden West.
She seeks to uncover even more truth and learn about the state of the world she resides in, all the while battling even more dangerous robotic creatures and nature itself.
Elden Ring release date: January 21, 2022
One of the first games to arrive in 2022, Elden Ring is the next sinister and challenging game to come from the sadistic bunch at FromSoftware.
Their track record at producing brutal yet satisfying RPGs will be tested in the form of Elden Ring, their newest ‘Souls’ game. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, there seems to be a much deeper emphasis on the story with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin on board to help with the narrative.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date: January 28, 2022
Unlike the typical dual-releases that Pokemon specializes in, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a standalone game that continues the growth shown in recent, mainline Pokemon titles.
Embracing the open-world nature of 2020’s Pokemon Sword and Shield, Arceus is a brand new adventure that will involve all the familiar, beloved elements of Pokemon games: obtaining them, training them, leveling them, and catching them all!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction release date: January 2022
Another spin-off, this time from the team at Ubisoft as they take a drastic turn away from the realism of simulated combat.
Instead, Rainbow Six Extraction delves into the world of the unknown, and non-human, as teams of three pull together to take down alien creatures called Archaeans. It will feature lots of the same gameplay mechanics and Operators from Siege, but with a darker, deadly twist.
Dying Light 2 release date: February 4, 2022
The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2015 survival-adventure game, Dying Light 2 promises to bring more parkour-zombie-survival action that made the first such a breakout success.
Offering more open-world exploration, the player must scavenge, forge friendships (and weapons), and deal with both friendly and hostile forces.
As with the first Dying Light, players need to make the most of the precious daylight before night strikes, as the undead gets a bit more fidgety and murderous.
Gran Turismo 7 release date: March 4, 2022
Polyphony Digital is infamous for taking their time between each Gran Turismo release to ensure every one is as polished as can be, and the PS5 looks set to make Gran Turismo 7 one of the best-looking games ever.
Like with God of War Ragnarok, the 2021 PlayStation Experience gave fans a glimpse into the high-speed action they can expect with Gran Turismo 7.
It’s learned from its predecessor’s mistakes and will launch with a complete career mode, and could be a bonafide system-seller for Sony and the PlayStation brand.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: 2022
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could easily be one of the most anticipated games of all time.
Breath of the Wild took the world by storm in 2017 with its rich, expressive world that deviated from the conventions of traditional Zelda games. Many millions of copies sold later, and fans everywhere are desperate for the next chapter for Link in this gorgeous, sprawling version of Hyrule.
Call of Duty 2022 release date: 2022
It wouldn’t be a year of video games without a major Call of Duty release, and we expect 2022 to be no different.
Given that there’s already a buzz about Call of Duty 2023, we would say it’s safe to assume that another Call of Duty game will release in 2022.
With Vanguard being set in World War 2, rumors are rife that the 2022 Call of Duty will be a Modern Warfare sequel.
Gotham Knights release date: 2022
A Gotham City without the caped crusader is a strange thought, but that’s the threat that faces it as Bruce Wayne is dead.
In Batman’s place, his former proteges need to step up and protect Gotham, batting away any threats of crime perpetrated by some of its most evil supervillains. Featuring co-operative mode, players can take control of these plucky heroes and hopefully do Batman proud.
Hogwarts Legacy release date: 2022
There have been many Harry Potter movie tie-in games, but there still hasn’t been an authentic RPG experience that lets you become your own wizard – until now.
Hogwarts Legacy will let fans worldwide finally live out their dream of attending Hogwarts, and the game allows players to select their House, the classes they do, and customize their character, all the while fighting monsters and completing quests.
That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022.
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