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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.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

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CoD Points price: How to buy, spend & do they carry over

CoD Points are the official currency of Call of Duty. Check out CoD Point prices, where to buy them, and whether they transfer between games.

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Activision’s in-game currency lets players purchase cosmetics for their characters, and we’ve got everything you need to know about CoD Points prices, how to buy them, and all the items you can spend them on.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game, requiring players to spend their own currency named CoD Points to acquire them.

CoD Points can be purchased using the menu systems in games like Vanguard or Warzone or through console marketplaces like the PS Store or Xbox Marketplace.

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 Vanguard and Warzone offering special Attack on Titan and Snoop Dogg skins as well as unique weapon Blueprints for popular weapons, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend CoD Points.

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CoD Points prices

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 others 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: $1.99 / £1.79
  • 500 CoD Points: $4.99 / £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) CoD Points: $9.99 / £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) CoD Points: $19.99 / £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $39.99 / £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) CoD Points: $74.99 / £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $99.99 / £84.99
  • 15,000 (+6,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $149.99 / £123.99
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How to buy COD Points

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.

There are four ways you can buy COD Points:

  • PC players can purchase CoD Points on the Battle.net website
  • PS4 & PS5 players can purchase CoD Points in the PS Store on their console, or on the PlayStation website
  • Xbox Series X, Series S, or One players can buy CoD Points on the Xbox Marketplace on their console, or the official Microsoft Store website
  • Select physical retailer’s stock vouchers and gift cards with a code that players can redeem for CoD Points.

Where to spend CoD Points

Spending your CoD Points is incredibly easy, with players able to purchase cosmetic bundles and Blueprints in the in-game store.

The stores are available in Vanguard, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare, so you can kit out your Operator regardless of your preferred title.

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Do CoD Points carry over across games?

The good news is that your CoD Points will transfer across your Call of Duty games, as they are linked to your Activision account.

Players who will still have CoD Points in their account from Vanguard don’t need to worry, as they will automatically be in your account when Modern Warfare 2 releases.

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

Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

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.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are approaching Season 3 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 a season, 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’ll be able to buy the Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods on April 27, 2022:

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 how Vanguard is officially getting a round-based Zombies map after Season 3 or how Warzone players are begging for Godzilla & King Kong Operator skins.

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JGOD reveals their favorite Call of Duty Perk of all time

Call of Duty content creator JGOD recently revealed their favorite Multiplayer Perk of all time, a pick that many may have forgotten about.

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JGOD let the community know his favorite Call of Duty Perk of all time, which many new players may not even have used before, especially as it’s not available in Warzone.

JGOD is known for their in-depth content for Call of Duty games, especially Warzone. The Youtuber often looks into the stats and details for weapons and loadouts, figuring out the best attachments,Perks, and equipment to use.

With that being said, it’s often great to hear JGOD’s personal opinions on their favorite things to use in Call of Duty, which is exactly what he gave when our Twitter page asked the community what the best CoD Perk of all time is.

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Our CharlieINTEL Twitter page asked the CoD community what the best Call of Duty Perk of all time is.

For those in the community who have been following the franchise since the CoD 4 days, this question is much harder to answer simply because there have been so many great Perks over the years that haven’t returned or just aren’t in Warzone.

JGOD is one of those players who has been in the community for a long time, so their pick might have some of the modern players slightly bemused.

The content creator’s pick for their favorite CoD Perk of all time is Stalker from Modern Warfare 3, which was released back in 2011. This Perk got rid of all movement penalties while aiming down sights.

This allowed players to strafe effectively while using an LMG, Sniper Rifle, and any other weapon with poor mobility, which was very effective in MW3.

The Perk basically turned Assault Rifles into SMGs, meaning they were effective at close and long ranges.

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Further, if players unlocked the Pro version of the Perk, it also delayed Bouncing Betty, Claymore, and IMS detection, which were very strong equipment in MW3.

Although Stalker returned in Call of Duty: Ghosts, the description was slightly different from the MW3 version, and clearly, JGOD’s post is the Perk image from MW3.

Other popular Call of Duty players also weighed in on the debate, with Optic Hitch also sharing their opinion in the comments, stating that MW2’s Ninja Pro was the best Perk of all time: “Ninja Pro MW2. Not close.”


Everyone will have their preference as the best Call of Duty Perk of all time comes down to personal opinion, but Stalker is definitely not a bad shout.

For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we currently know about Modern Warfare II.

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Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam

2022 is a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with release dates.

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2022 continues to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s a look into the biggest games and potential release dates.

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 pushing the envelope.

With 2022 already delivering Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Gran Turismo 7, the remainder of the year is also looking to bring the heat. Here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date: Fall 2022

For the first in almost 20 years, the Call of Duty franchise will be breaking its annual release schedule in 2023. This means that players will be stuck with CoD’s 2022 title, Modern Warfare 2 for two years.

The 2022 iteration of the iconic franchise is set to be a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. The game will be built on a brand-new engine, and the development of the game is being led by Infinity Ward.

Gotham Knights release date: October 25, 2022

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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: Holiday 2022

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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.

God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022

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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.

Final Fantasy XVI release date: late 2022

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The hype surrounding Final Fantasy XVI is beginning to mount as we get deeper into 2022. It’s the collaboration between Square Enix and the combat designer of Devil May Cry 5, Ryota Suzuki that has fans of the franchise excited.

The developers have confirmed that they would release additional information about the sixteenth game in the mainline Final Fantasy franchise around Spring 2022. Hopefully, this will include a release date giving RPG fanatics something to look forward to.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date: late 2022

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2022 is a great year to be a Pokemon fan. Shortly after the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Nintendo wasted no time announcing their newest mainline titles. Pokemon Violet and Pokemon Scarlet will introduce players to the ninth generation of Pokemon games.

Nintendo has already shared details about the game including the implementation of open-world areas as well as the three starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: delayed to 2023

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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.

Unfortunately on March 29, 2022, Nintendo announced that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 would be pushed back to a 2023 release date.


That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022. For all the latest news and guides on these games and more, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL!

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