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New patch for Ghosts released on all platforms; new micro items now available on Xbox

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A new patch for Call of Duty: Ghosts on all platforms has been released. And, the brand new micro items are also available for purchase on Xbox Marketplace for Xbox One and Xbox 360. As a reminder, if you purchase a new micro item on Xbox 360, it will NOT transfer to the Xbox One.

Here’s the new micro items that are available now on Xbox LIVE (coming soon to PSN & PC):

  • Legend Pack – Price – $3.99

Become Captain Price in Call of Duty®: Ghosts Multiplayer. ”Stay Frosty” as one of the most legendary Call of Duty® heroes of all-time with a classic Price Character and unique Personalization Pack featuring a Price-themed weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard and background.

  • Character – Elias – $1.99

Step into the boots of Captain Elias Walker, leader of the Ghosts, in Multiplayer. The classic styled mask of this Special Forces icon will strike fear into any enemy.

  • Character – Hesh – $1.99

Step into battle as Hesh, the newest member of the Ghosts, in Multiplayer. His distinctive face paint mask sets him apart from the rest of his deadly brethren.

  • Character – Merrick – $1.99

Wear the distinctive “half mask” of Merrick, the Ghosts field commander, in Multiplayer. This former record-setting Special Forces operator is the heart and soul of the deadliest force in the ongoing battle against the Federation.

  • Character – Keegan – $1.99

Earn the mask of the Ghosts most distinctive member in Multiplayer. Keegan, with his Quad-NVGs, brings an intimidating look to any match.

  • Inferno Pack – $1.99

Make your customization options even hotter with the Inferno Personalization Pack. Get an all-new flame weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard and background.

  • Ducky Pack – $1.99

With the Ducky Personalization Pack, a small army of squeaky yellow soldiers decorate your weapon in the form of an all-new themed camo, reticle, patch, playercard and background.

  • Circuit Pack – $1.99

Enhance your customization options with the Circuit Personalization Pack. Get a high-tech weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background.

  • Extra Slots Pack – $1.99

Get more choices as the battle unfolds. The Extra Slots Pack increases the number of customizable Create-A-Soldier loadout slots from six to 10 for each character, that’s up to 40 additional loadout slots across 10 characters.

  • Space Cats Pack – $1.99

Out of this world cute, yet ferocious, the Space Cats Personalization Pack delivers a feline-filled weapon camo, custom reticle, patch, playercard and background.

Here’s the patch notes for all the platforms:

New Features

    • Added leaderboards for Gun Game.
    • Added functionality to view the clans of remote players.
    • Allowing soldiers to invite to clan in Call of Duty App.
    • Added extra loadout slot support for Call of Duty App.
    • Added link to the store from customization submenus.
    • Added diamond clan icons to clan details page.

Stability

    • Fixed lag that could occur when host rapidly changed classes.
    • Fixed crash that could occur when player is killed while controlling a vehicle killstreak.
    • Performance improvements for modes using bots.
    • Fixed loss of controller issue that occurred when second controller signed in after a non-signed in first controller tried accessing the store.
    • Host migration optimizations.
    • Fixed lost connection issue that could occur when lobby breaks after accepting the game invite.
    • Fixed reactive motion jitter issues with local split-screen players.

Anti-Cheat

    • Overall anti-cheat improvements.

Weapon/Perk Balance

    • Patched 3rd person throw animations for explosives when using the Riotshield. This change moves the shield to the side exposing the thrower to attack.

eSports

    • Removes delay for lobby member broadcaster icon when enabling/disabling it.
    • Fixed a bug where MLG spectators couldn’t see enemies shooting on the minimap.
    • Fix null string translation bug found when playing eSports rules coming out of spectate.
    • Fixed cycle players button not functioning when the mini-map is displayed.
    • Fixed issue that caused the eSports rule set header to carry over onto the system link menu.

Additional Fixes

    • Killstreak count is correctly maintained across rounds in SD/SR/Blitz.
    • Fixed some spawn issues specific to Stormfront.
    • Fixed broken operations (must play one ranked game to fix data).
    • Rebalanced spawns on Ignition.
    • Improved spawns on Whiteout.
    • Fixed issue where players can make the bomb disappear by planting on top of their IMS/SatCom, then destroying the placeable.
    • Fixed the progress bar improperly displaying “contested” if 2 players entered the flag’s capture radius, then one player left or was killed.
    • Fixed rapid fire popping animations that would occur when deploying an IMS or Sentry then immediately pressing up on the d-pad.
    • Fix Infected bug where PDW was not shown initially when spawning in.
    • Fixed text overlap when highlighting clan vs clan playlist.
    • Fixed sign-in issues that would occur when accessing the store with different controllers.
    • Fixed error with Clan Roster menu.

Extinction

    • Fixed issue where some camo’s were not applied correctly in game.
    • “Escapes” leaderboard is now displayed in the correct order.
    • We now track Armory level completions as “Escapes” on the Escapes leaderboard.
    • Undiscovered Truths achievement now unlocks properly.
    • Fixed issue where players would sometimes switch back to their pistol after reviving players.
    • Removed an audio buzz that played prior to an intel clip starting.
    • Fixed issue where aliens would disappear during the final Breeder fight.
    • Fixed case where the locker key that had been collected did not show up in the HUD.
    • Fixed Breeder sometimes not attacking players.
    • Updated the egg throwing logic for the Breeder to improve engagement.
    • Updated the final battle logic with the Breeder for when it is injured.
    • Fixed some challenges:
      • Turned off Phantom in the air challenge.
      • Changed where the “kill Seekers before they explode” challenge appears.
      • Fixed issue where challenge ring would not appear for “Stay in circle” challenge.
      • Marked aliens” challenge no longer marks “pets” as targets.
      • Reordered challenges so there will be enough challenges using the pistols only Relic in solo in Nightfall.
    • Fixed issue where intel collected would read “0 out of 13” instead of “1 out of 13”.
    • Made improvements to how intel is tracked globally across maps.
    • Fixed issue where splash message would sometimes not appear when scavenging.
    • Solo play balancing fixes in Nightfall first Breeder battle.
    • Fixed an issue where outro movie would hang if other players readied up while the move was playing.
    • Fixed some map exploits in Nightfall.
    • Fixed an exploit with the deployable money feature.
    • Fixed issue with voice location callouts playing during the Breeder fights.
    • Fixed issue with voice over playing when players are in last stand or when a player has died.
    • Added Relic bonus to the post game score screen.
    • Improved the reliability of triggering the Nightfall Easter Egg.

Xbox One Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

    • Fix for muted user icon incorrectly displaying.
    • Fixed Party Chat to be disabled properly in S&D, S&R, Infected.
    • Fixed Infected UI issue where players can make it appear as though they have strike packages available.

PlayStation 4 Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

    • Fixed issue where the clan tab wouldn’t show clan after logging out of active profile and logging into a different one.
    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur if a user enters into a private match lobby.
    • Fixed a bug where MLG spectators would have no HUD on next-gen when playing system link with many players/bots in the game.
    • Fixed Infected UI issue where players can make it appear as though they have strike packages available.

PlayStation 3 Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur if a user enters into a private match lobby.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Forums

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Lawyer gets in trouble with judge for not playing Call of Duty

In a lawsuit involving Activision’s Infinite Warfare title, a lawyer earned the disapproval of a jude for not playing enough Call of Duty.

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After failing to conduct proper research for an active lawsuit, a judge has irritatingly deemed that a lawyer has not played enough Call of Duty.

It’s safe to say most people assume that playing video games would have very little impact on proceedings in a courtroom. However, this specific lawsuit involving Activision and game developers Brooks Entertainment proves that with a little more Call of Duty experience embarrassment could have been avoided.

Of course, embarrassment is not the only thing that could have been avoided as there’s no doubt Brooks Entertainment spent a lot of time and money when they decided to sue Activision in 2021.

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According to legal intelligence news site JD Supra, The lawsuit involved a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare character who primarily appeared in the game’s campaign by the name of Sean Brooks. Brooks Entertainment alleged the likeness between Sean Brooks and their character Shon Brooks went beyond just similarly sounding names.

They claimed that “Shon Brooks and Sean Brooks both had unlimited resources and missiles; they bring thieves to justice; they traveled to Mars, and both games had scripted game battle scenes take place in a high fashion couture shopping center mall.”

Demonstrating a clear understanding of their source material, it didn’t take long for Activision to point out that several of the claims made in regards to the characters’ likeness were factually misrepresented.

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After an Activision lawyer played through Infinite Warfare’s campaign they declared: “it was immediately apparent to me that many (if not virtually all) of the factual allegations in the Complaint were not accurate.”

For starters, they pointed out that Sean Brooks is not the main character of Infinite Warfare as Brooks Entertainment alleged, and neither do they share any physical similarities. Furthermore, Sean Brooks does not take part in a scripted battle scene inside of a shopping mall as the plaintiffs suggested.

On July 12, 2022, the judge eventually agreed with Activision’s statement and dismissed the lawsuit. To make matters worse the judge also, “ordered the plaintiff’s counsel to reimburse Activision for the reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs that it incurred in the litigation.”

In a humiliating turn of events, the judge claimed that the “Plaintiff’s counsel could have easily verified these facts prior to filing the factually baseless Complaint, just as the Court easily verified them within the first hour and a half of playing the game.”

Not only can CoD fans appreciate that high-quality zinger from the court, but the lawsuit proved that not playing enough Call of Duty could be something you come to regret!


For more, check out everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2’s campaign mode.

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Call of Duty fans vote for their favorite Modern Warfare Campaign

The Modern Warfare CoD series has some memorable Campaigns, but which game does the community think offers the best experience?

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Call of Duty fans are voting for their favorite Modern Warfare campaign of all time, and it’s no surprise to see which titles are coming out on top.

With Modern Warfare 2 on the way, Call of Duty fans are feeling nostalgic. The community loves discussing and debating previous CoD titles, especially those who have been playing the games since the start.

Even younger fans who have fallen in love with modern CoD titles like Warzone, Modern Warfare (2019), and Black Ops Cold War may have gone back to the previous installments to see what the hype is about.

Regardless, most Call of Duty fans have their opinions about which game had the best Multiplayer, but what about the best Modern Warfare Campaign?

With four titles to choose from, our Twitter page asked fans to vote in a poll for their favorite campaign.

As of July 29, Modern Warfare 2 is in the lead with 49.3% of the votes, with Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty 4 coming in second and third respectively.

It’s no surprise to see the original MW2 winning the votes, as it has some of the most memorable Campaign moments in CoD history, such as the No Russian mission and the devastating death of Ghost.

Perhaps Modern Warfare 2 (2022) will take over its predecessor and become a fan favorite, as players may even get to play the Campaign earlier than expected.

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CoD devs reportedly working on “open world RPG” with Infinity Ward job listing

A job listing from Infinity Ward Poland hints at the Call of Duty developers working on a new open-world RPG.

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A new job listing from the Call of Duty developers suggests that Infinity Ward’s Poland office is working on a brand-new open-world role-playing game (RPG).

Open-world video games are extremely popular because of the opportunities they provide to players for exploration of large and detailed maps, with titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 being extremely successful.

Now, a new job listing from Infinity Ward Poland appeared for a short while, suggesting that the Call of Duty developers are currently developing a brand-new role-playing game (RPG) with an open-world structure.

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In a now-deleted job listing on the Infinity Ward careers page, Activision were looking for someone with experience making “non-linear narratives in open-world games” to work on a “narrative and cinematic experience in an open-world RPG.”

While the developers didn’t reveal what his project is about, the Narrative Director position in the post placed an emphasis on “story, characters, lore, and world-building” for the game that’s in development.

At the time of writing, it’s unconfirmed what exactly this “unannounced AAA project” is called, and one possibility is that it might be a new Call of Duty title as Infinity Ward have never released a game outside of that series.

It’s also possible that this open-world RPG might be an entirely new IP that has no connection to the Call of Duty franchise. We will probably learn more details as the game’s development progresses.

As exciting as this sounds, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is all just speculation based on the now-deleted job listing, and we’ll need to manage our expectations until Infinity Ward officially announce the game.


For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 as well as our hub on Warzone 2.

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