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New patch for Advanced Warfare now live on PS4, PS3, and PC – UPDATE

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UPDATE – Feb 4th: A new patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now live (about 1.6GB) on PC. Patch notes can be found below.

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A new patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now live on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The new update brings weapon balancing, bug fixes, Ranked Play updates and more. In Ranked Play on PS4, you can now see player’s division ranking. For PlayStation 3, Supply Drop Daily Challenges are now finally available.

In regards to Ranked Play, Season 2 of Ranked Play starts today on PS4 and Season 1 starts today on PS3 and Xbox 360. More info on Ranked Play Seasons available here.

Patch Notes:

PS3 Specific:

Challenge Updates:

  • Added new Supply Drop Daily Challenges.

Broadcaster UI Updates:

  • Addressed rare issue with eSports Broadcaster HUD disappearing.

Ranked Play Updates:

  • Addressed issue where Join Session in progress in Ranked Play was still active.
  • Addressed issue where players were dropping multiple divisions after a match in Ranked Play.
  • Addressed rare issue with wins counting as losses in Ranked Play.

Weapon Balancing Updates (Note: Adjustments affect base weapon and all loot variants):

  • HBRa3: max damage range increased [Live]
  • AE4: reduce recoil, increase number of shots before overheating [Live]
  • EPM3: reduce recoil [Live]
  • MK14: reduce recoil [Pending]
  • Tac-19: max damage range increased, reduced spread when using Gung-Ho [Live]
  • S-12: increased fire rate, reduced spread when using Gung-Ho [Pending]

Game Update: PS4 / PS3 / PC: 

In-Game Updates:

  • Adjusted the center point of some sniper scopes.
  • Fixed a rare crash issue when switching profiles for guest users.
  • Fixed a rare crash issue when using camos on a weapon.
  • Fixed the sound of the SAC3 with the Suppressor Attachment to not play in stereo to all players on the map.
  • Various matchmaking and connectivity improvements.
  • Fixed issue where announcer’s voice ignores the in-game option to disable it.
  • Fixed a rare issue when the Riot Shield would not be selected when changing classes.
  • Various adjustments to the Riot Shield; including model popping up at random, mantling onto, jumping off from, and interaction with grenades.
  • Fixed an exploit of rapidly firing a bolt action gun while sprinting.
  • Adjusted the time limit expiration for Red Baron gear after challenge has been completed.

Weapon Balancing Updates (Note: Adjustments affect base weapon and all loot variants):

  • HBRa3: max damage range increased
  • AE4: reduce recoil, increase number of shots before overheating
  • EPM3: reduce recoil
  • Tac-19: max damage range increased, reduced spread when using Gung-Ho

Security and Anti-Cheat Updates:

  • Added security updates and features.

UI Updates:

  • Fixed a rare issue when Supply Drops would not open.
  • Adjusted kill feed speed.
  • Adjusted UI of Exo Abilities descriptions for better readability.
  • Fixed an issue where the default player was not always being displayed properly in the Virtual Lobby.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the player is unable to sign into their Call of Duty account if connection is interrupted.

Clan Updates:

  • Added confirmation window when kicking a member from a clan.
  • Fixed a rare issue where Clan Wars Bonus XP was not being awarded.
  • Fixed an issue where clan members could see your presence even if you were set to appear offline.

Store Updates:

  • Fixed various issues with players not having access to the AE4 with the Season Pass.
  • Fixed an issue where an item was not being marked “Purchased” in the in-game store after installing.
  • Improvements to the in-game Store UI and purchasing.
  • Game will no longer prompt a player to install Atlas Gorge if they already have it.

Emblem Updates:

  • Fixed a rare issue with emblems on a second profile that’s signed in a guest.

Scorestreak Updates:

  • Removed skull HUD element from System Hack Scorestreak UI effect.
  • Adjusted the score value the System Hack Scorestreak.
  • Adjusted the view of the XS1 Vulcan Killcam.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence of the Goliath Drop Pod getting stuck after colliding with an air-based Scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence of the Orbital Care Package getting stuck after colliding with an air-based Scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a player could become “invisible” when calling in a Scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a players HUD would become blurry when using a co-op Scorestreak.

Ranked Play Updates:

  • Adjusted Ranked Play restrictions to include Exo Stim and Exo Cloak.
  • Improvements to party matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue when quitting a match in a promotional game where it wouldn’t update correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where there was an excessive penalty if a player quits after playing several rounds in a multi-round match.
  • Added Ranked Play Division icons in-game to replace existing rank icons and text in scoreboard.

Game Mode Specific Updates:

  • Adjusted various spawning logic for Capture the Flag game mode.
  • Adjusted various spawning logic for Momentum game mode.
  • Fixed issue where the CTF flag was unresponsive to players that were on top of the flag when it spawned.
  • Fixed an issue with the CTF flag not returning if a player was standing on top of the spawn point.
  • Addressed rare issue where CTF flag was not being returned immediately.
  • Fixed issues with planting the bomb after attempting to swap weapons in Search and Destroy.
  • Adjusted dynamic event timing in Search and Destroy & Search and Rescue.
  • Adjusted various spawning logic for Uplink game mode.
  • Uplink Satellite Drone now freezes when round timer ends.
  • Adjusted passing distance for the Uplink Satellite Drone.
  • Fixed an issue where going out of bounds on certain areas of the map would cause the Uplink Satellite’s physics to behave strangely upon reset.
  • Randomized loadouts to survivors in Infected.

Map Specific Updates:

  • Fixed an issue where players were able to exploit certain objects to go Out of Map.
  • Fixed various Out of Map exploits across different multiplayer maps.
  • Fixed an issue where the Uplink Satellite Drone could get stuck in blue barrier on the Detroit map.
  • Adjusted Warbird flight path on Atlas Gorge.

Exo Survival Updates:

  • Updated various Exo Survival system mechanics and bugs.
  • Fixed a UI issue where the “Reviving” progress bar was not being displayed while under the effects of a “System Hack.”
  • Fixed problems caused by the player disconnecting the controller before the class selection menu pops up.
  • AI will no longer target a player while in the class selection menu.

Single Player / Campaign Updates:

  • Fixed various lighting in the Single Player campaign level, Captured.

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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.

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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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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