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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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CouRage explains what “killed” his love for CoD Multiplayer

Popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage revealed the main reason his love for CoD Multiplayer was “killed.”

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CouRage has given fans the reason why he has lost his love for the standard Call of Duty Multiplayer mode.

Call of Duty has always been praised for its Multiplayer mode, which became its most popular aspect ever since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2007.

The Multiplayer mode spawned a massive community of players, some of which made a living through becoming professional players and content creators.

With the game developing so fast, many of these players have ultimately fallen out of love with the standard Multiplayer mode, with things like Warzone and other battle royale games becoming more appealing. With that being said, CouRage revealed why he no longer has the passion to play CoD Multiplayer.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest installment in the franchise, which of course comes along with the classic Multiplayer mode that a lot of players look forward to every year.

Over the years, this mode has changed a lot, from Exo suits to the return of boots on the ground gameplay. As well as this, players began to realize that the game possessed a skill-based matchmaking system, which has since become a very controversial topic of conversation in recent years.

For those wondering why popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage isn’t grinding Vanguard’s Multiplayer mode, he revealed back in 2020 that “Skill based matchmaking” killed his love for Call of Duty’s Multiplayer mode, which is a system that pits similarly skilled players against each other.

In the tweet, CouRage explains that SBMM causes players to “sweat 100% of the time,” with no “pop off” games and “ability to use fun weapons,” asking Warzone to “save” him. This is very telling considering Warzone became his go-to game for quite some time.

A recent Reddit post brought this tweet back up for players to share their opinions on SBMM in Call of Duty. Some of the users are clearly in agreement with the streamer, with one comment saying:

“Matchmaking should not be skill based.. that why there is ranked mode to play on your own skills. Sadly they dont make competitive modes that rewards any way.”

Having said that, the community is definitely torn, as others feel as if SBMM is justified: “I feel like a lot of proficient COD players do not seem to understand that their “relaxed” games were built upon the backs of all of us who are mediocre to average players.”

Ultimately, SBMM was most likely introduced to make the game more accessible for new players, which may be a massive part of Call of Duty’s continued success. However, that clearly is alienating the more advanced and experienced players.

With CoD 2022 in the works, perhaps Activision will decide to switch it up, or players will be getting the same experience that may not be as appealing to the individuals who have been playing Call of Duty for years.

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Clever CoD Zombies trick gives Chronicles players unlimited max ammo

CoD Zombies players have discovered a useful Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles trick that grants you unlimited max ammo drops.

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Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode is popular among Call of Duty players, and now few of them have discovered a trick that grants you infinite max ammo drops in Zombies Chronicles.

Call of Duty players have been disappointed with Vanguard Zombies, and many of them have gone back to Black Ops 3. The game offers players 13 different maps after the release of Zombies Chronicles.

If you play enough times, you’re bound to pick up some useful tricks. Now one has been discovered that grants you infinite max ammo drops in the Zombies Chronicles Shangri-La map.

CoD Zombies trick for unlimited max ammo 

Zombie Monkeys in Black Ops 3

Reddit user ‘I_Play_Zetsubou’ showcased this trick in the CoD Zombies subreddit. It requires you to drop into Shangri-La and acquire the Widow’s Wine Perk, which is located in the mines.

Zombie Monkeys will randomly appear whenever there’s a drop on the map. They attempt to steal the drop you need to kill them before you can collect it yourself. However, they can be helpful for this trick.

Here’s how you can get infinite ammo in CoD Zombies:

  1. Collect Widow’s Wine on Shangri-La
  2. Take out zombies until the Widow’s Wine grenade refill drop appears
  3. Let a Zombie Monkey steal the Widow’s Wine grenade drop
  4. Kill the Zombies Monkey after it cycles over the max ammo

This trick will keep filling up your max ammo, and you can repeat these steps to ensure that you never run out of rounds. While players have been able to visit this version of the map for a while, many of them were unaware of this tactic.

“I never would have noticed till you posted this,” commented one surprised user. So, if you find yourself running low on bullets when playing on the Shangri-La map, then this can save your life.

For more Call of Duty, check out this Bizarre Warzone glitch that breaks players’ audio after getting kills and how to fix Warzone Pacific & Modern Warfare’s Status Goldflake error.

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Call of Duty remains best-selling franchise in the US for 14th year in a row

After being released back in November, it has now been confirmed that Vanguard has continued Call of Duty’s long line of success.

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Call of Duty continues to achieve success in the gaming industry year after year, as Vanguard continues its run of the best-selling game.

Official data and information regarding the United States Video Games Consumer Spread has revealed that Call of Duty has managed to continue its streak for the best-selling game within its release month for 14 years running.

Along with Warzone dominating the battle royale genre in gaming, Vanguard has also achieved success, keeping the franchise as prominent as ever.

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The month of November 2021 saw various big-name games released, but one inevitably came out on top. In competition with Battlefield 2042 and even GTA the Definitive Edition, Call of Duty Vanguard managed to absolutely smash it once again by becoming the best-selling game of its release month.

Executive Director & Video Game Industry Advisor Mat Piscatella released the information via Twitter.

They Tweeted out the United States Video Games Consumer Spread for the month of November 2021, which showed Call of Duty top the charts yet again for the 14th year in a row.

They also revealed that Call of Duty: Vanguard is the “2nd best-selling game of 2021 to date [December 13, 2021].”

Behind Vanguard, Battlefield 2042 took the spot as the second best-selling game of November 2021, which isn’t much of a surprise as the two franchises stand as the most popular FPS games in the industry.

This is great news for the developer of Call of Duty Vanguard, as it wouldn’t be ideal if Vanguard became the installment that broke the franchise’s winning streak.

Players are continuing to enjoy the game’s Multiplayer, and the Campaign received strong reviews so hats off to Activision and Sledgehammer Games.


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