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New patch for Ghosts released on PC; adds Gun Game to MP, and more

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We’re getting reports from fans that a new patch was just released for the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The one change that was found is that there has been two new game modes added: Gun Game and Hunted Free for All.

Here’s the full patch notes (note: patch now available on all platforms): 

Hotfixes

    • Killstreak count maintained across rounds in Search and Destroy, Search and Rescue and Blitz.
    • Shorten countdown timer for Clan v Clan playlist.
    • Extinction alien balance adjustments.

New Features

    • PLAYLIST UPDATE: Gun Game replacing Heavy Duty.
    • PLAYLIST UPDATE: Adding Hunted FFA.
    • PLAYLIST UPDATE: Add eSports Rules to Clan v Clan (except friendly fire), and 1-4 persons can join.
    • Added Heavy Duty health options to Private Match.
    • IED damage adjustment based on player stance and IED location (for damage reduction: jump over IEDs below you, go prone for overhead IEDs).
    • Added Operation progress bar to the After Action Report that pops up after MP matches.
    • New MP lobby menu music.
    • Social feed addition.
    • New stick layout options for Southpaw.
    • Disable party chat in Search and Rescue, Search and Destroy and Infected.
    • Added 5 new Prestige Ranks to Extinction.
    • Customization for player appearances (Create a Soldier) added to Extinction.

Stability

    • Fixed Sniper animation issue that could break the viewmodel.
    • Load time improvements for Flooded, Strikezone, Warhawk.
    • Fixed a couple bots related performance issues.
    • Fixed loss of functionality issue that would occur when two crates were stacked if player attempted to capture bottom crate.
    • In Private match, disable “Start Match” if party members are missing selected map.
    • Fixed rare case of incorrect bot display amount in Private match.
    • Various spawn improvements.

Anti-Cheat

    • Prevent players from using more loadouts than normal.
    • Block users from sharing camos and reticles that aren’t previously unlocked.
    • Anti-cheat prevention improvements.

 

Weapon / Perk Balance

    • Dead Silence/Amplify Adjustment – Dead Silence completely silent including equipment, sliding, and footsteps. Amplify users can still hear a scaled down version of the footsteps and sliding sounds.
    • Slight AK12 Increase on view kick.
    • Adjusted reload times on L115 and USR.
    • Reduce burst fire cool down of MSBS

eSports

    • Removed stalls caused by the host changing loadout in eSports games.
    • Silent plant, silent defuse in Search and Destroy.
    • Added killstreak count to eSports scoreboard.
    • Improvements to MLG Broadcast mode for highlighted players.
    • Added Domination flag capture bar to Broadcast mode.
    • Added R3 to toggle enemy player outlines in Broadcast mode.
    • Prevent eSports players (except COD Caster) from switching to 3rd Person Spectate cam.
    • Added ability to select players when mini-map is enlarged in eSports.
    • Fixed FOV issue that occurred in Broadcast mode.
    • Fixed functionality issue that occurred if both thumbsticks were pressed while spectating a mantling player.
    • Fixed issue which kept eSports rules enabled after losing internet connection.
    • Add notification when spectated player gets a kill in Broadcast mode.
    • Fixed text overlap bug that occurred when mini-map was enlarged.
    • Better team identification in the MLG hud.
    • Fixed killfeed color bug that occurred for spectators.
    • Prevent crashes when COD Caster changed teams quickly.
    • Restrict Ghillie Suits when eSports rules enabled (replaces with different game models).
    • Fixed a Broadcaster Mode bug where the preset camera indicator wasn’t getting reset between rounds.
    • Add a kill feed to Broadcaster mode.
    • Added team names to in-game scoreboard for Broadcast mode.
    • Restrict Tracker Sights in eSports rules.
    • Restrict Danger Close in eSports rules.
    • Additional Broadcast mode fixes (better team identification in the HUD, simplified Scoreboard toggle, etc).
    • Additional eSports fixes.

Additional Fixes

    • Adjusted difficulty of slide based operations.
    • Reduced lean, point blank & rescue reticle challenge requirements.
    • Search and Destroy bomb plant and defuse timers no longer wait for the weapon swap before starting.
    • Fixed matchmaking issue in Squads.
    • Display new icon in Operations when re-rolling Operations.
    • Fixed rare cases of losing Sentry Gun killstreak when killed while placing.
    • Menu fix for Operations.
    • Fixed bug that would show improper time value in match countdown timer.
    • Maniac, Juggernaut Recon and the Michael Myers are invisible to tracker and thermal sights.
    • Fixing bug where the playercards in Squad Reports were only updated if you went into the friends list or squad mode first.
    • Defaults loadouts correctly reflect the actual loadout in Private match.
    • Free For All scoreboard adjustment.
    • Fixed Trinity Rocket cancellation issue.
    • MP Lobby improvement for Character Display.
    • Combat Knife stats accuracy improvement.
    • Fixed friends list shuffle that would occur for clans that had members across platforms.
    • Killcam no longer goes underground on Warhawk.
    • Improved audio ambient system in Multiplayer.
    • Fixed Squads issue that would change mode icon when playing with a split screen guest.
    • Fixed core playlist selection reset issue.
    • Private match loadout bug fix.
    • Additional customization options added for Infected in Private match.
    • Improvements to Infected game mode.
    • Optimization to generic UI elements.
    • Fixed issue that could occur when squad member had specialist set as streak reward.
    • Fixed minor VFX issue.
    • Fixed under water killstreak exploit.
    • Increased XP earned from completed Operations.
    • Fixed issue that occurred when leader would leave clan.
    • Fixed Bromance Clan Op issue.
    • Fixed viewmodel loss issue in Safeguard.
    • Fixed rare challenges issue in Safeguard.

Extinction

    • Fixed issue where some achievements could not be earned when moving from current generation to next generation platforms.
    • Optimized some FX to improve game stability and performance.
    • Fixed Trinity rocket issue where black/white overlay would remain on screen.
    • Fixed Trinity rocket issue where laptop could not be put away.
    • Improvements to the “Leper” challenge so that it appears closer to players.
    • Added “COD Account” selection to the Extinction menu to improve account linking for Extinction players.
    • Fixed bug where the “Death Machine” could obtain specialty ammunition.
    • Fixed issue where players defaulted to pistol after revival.
    • Fixed issue with accepting invites from custom Extinction matches where players would lose menu focus.
    • Fixed issue where double XP was not resetting when going into solo, custom or split screen lobbies.
    • Added a double XP icon to the Extinction lobby for when double XP is active.
    • Fixed trophy issues where players could not plant any more trophies even though it had not been depleted after throwing a hypno-knife.
    • Fixed issue where Feral Instincts would not default back to normal view after it depleted.
    • Added the rank and icon to the Extinction end game scoreboard.
    • Fixed issue where challenge timer would not appear when joining a game while a challenge is active.
    • Fixed issue where Relic bonus was not appearing in the end game scoreboard.
    • Balancing tweaks to the Sentry Gun and Death Machine abilities.
    • Added ranks to the in game splash  notification message when a player ranks up.
    • Added player Patches to splash notifications for deployment items.
    • The Riotshield icon now tracks ammo while the shield is stowed.
    • Fixed issue where players would have no weapon on ladders.
    • Fixed issue where players would lose their weapon after getting off a ladder.

Xbox One Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

    • Kinect voice handling improvements.
    • Fixed an issue where long names could get cut-off in certain UI elements.
    • Fix for potential functionality loss when split screen guest signed out.

Xbox 360 Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

    • Fixed in-game store price to show money instead of Microsoft Points.
    • Fix for potential functionality loss when split screen guest signed out.

PlatyStation 4 Specific Update

Scheduled for Jan. 29th

In addition to the Title Update. 

    • Vita remote play optimizations.

PC Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

    • Fixed a couple resizing issues that would occur when switching to windowed mode.
    • Fixed sound issue in the mixing code.
    • Fix for shadow flicker on ATI crossfire setups.
    • Fixed Single Player crash when switching SSAO on in-game.
    • Fixed friends list sorting issue.
    • PC fix for submitting a blank password when trying to join a protected private match.
    • Fixed issue where friends button was unclickable while viewing operations.
    • Fixed video options to properly save settings that don’t require video restart.
    • Fixed issue that occurred when selecting “Play as Squad member” with mouse click.
    • Updated text in option menus to better reflect “mute all” option.
    • Fixed prone accuracy exploit.

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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 items for you 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. Call of Duty offers its own 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
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99

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.

That’s it.

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 2 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.

For a full look at every bundle in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, be sure to check out our detailed guide.

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5 best Call of Duty games ever ranked: Full tier list

We’ve gone through every single Call of Duty game ever and created a full tier list of them all, and then ranked our top 5 as well.

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We’ve taken the difficult task of sifting through every CoD game ever, and not only are we compiling a full tier list of every game, but we are ranking our top five as well.

It’s been nearly 20 years since Call of Duty released in 2003 and what a journey it has been. The franchise has explored many different eras in history and undergone countless changes. However, when you release so many games, some are bound to become lost, and some become legendary.

So it’s time to dig through a history of Call of Duty games to assign them our verdict and then select the absolute cream of the crop – and rank them.

Also, check out our 10 best guns in Black Ops Cold War: Weapon Tier List

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Call of Duty: Best games tier list

So many factors have gone into the decision-making process here such as the game’s respective campaigns, multiplayer, side modes, themes, guns, and a lot more. With all this in mind, we were able to grade each game.

Here is our Official tier list of all of Black Ops Cold War’s weapons:

  • S-Tier: CoD 4: Modern Warfare, CoD: World at War, CoD: Modern Warfare 2, CoD: Black Ops, CoD: Modern Warfare (2019)
  • A-Tier: CoD: Classic, CoD: Modern Warfare 3, CoD: Black Ops 2
  • B-Tier: CoD 2, CoD 3, CoD: Advanced Warfare, CoD: Black Ops 3, CoD: Black Ops 4, CoD: Black Ops Cold War
  • C-Tier: CoD: Ghosts, CoD: Infinite Warfare, CoD: WW2

Just to explain the system, our S-Tier games are the must-have, must-have played CoD titles, the A-Tier are superb CoD games that were just missing a certain something, B-Tier games are decent CoD games with some redeeming qualities, and C-Tier Call of Duty games just didn’t cut it for us.

Ranking the Best Call of Duty games of all time

5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019

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Modern Warfare yet again redefined the Call of Duty franchise, giving players one of the most polished and detailed Call of Duty titles ever created. It encompassed all that had made the series great to this point and made it feel as crisp as ever.

The campaign reintroduced classic characters, interspersed with memorable new ones, and a new storyline. The fresh but familiar feeling was sprinkled with an unsettling terrorist attack in Picadilly Circus, fights through a burning mine, and other horrifying scenes.

For multiplayer, animations were fine-tuned and weapons were overhauled to feel powerful in the hands of every player. We got exhilarating new modes such as Cyber Attack and even got the return of the much-loved Spec Ops Mode.

In March of 2020, Activision released Modern Warfare’s Warzone mode, a 150 player battle royale – which was an instant hit. It since become one of the premier experiences for battle royale with Warzone now well into its second season.

4. Call of Duty: World At War

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With the evolution of the Call of Duty engine during the development of CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Treyarch had the opportunity to make the most detailed World War 2 shooter experience yet. The first three Call of Duty games are rather unheralded compared to anything post CoD 4, but World at War restored that feeling and improved on it.

World At War delivered a chilling ride across the Pacific Theatre and Russian front. Gore mechanics made the game feel visceral and real, making the experience much more intense and realistic. The game’s fabulous campaign crescendos into an incredible final stretch, storming the Reichstag.

The multiplayer was a great extension of the new formula the series had discovered and transferred all those properties to World at War. The most incredible aspect of World at War though has to be the sleeper-hit, now must-have feature, Nazi Zombies.

The addition of Nacht Der Untoten, a post-campaign mini-game, revolutionized the multiplayer experience even more. The mode received three more maps through DLC and has been continued in every Treyarch Call of Duty game since.

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Needless to say, the anticipation and excitement of a Modern Warfare sequel reached unprecedented heights. The follow-up more than surpassed expectations by delivering another jaw-dropping campaign featuring iconic figures like Captain Price, Commander Shepard, Ghost, and a playable Soap. The game become notorious for its “No Russian” mission and other controversial moments.

The multiplayer formula was in full-swing now and Modern Warfare 2 introduced a brand new set of 15 selectable killstreak rewards – including the game-changing nuke. Maps like Terminal and Rust would go onto be celebrated in CoD folklore, and the era of the 360 no-scope was born.

If all this wasn’t enough, we also got “Special Ops”, a mode for 1-2 players that recreated and expanded upon many scenarios from the first two Modern Warfare games, and challenged the players to get maximum stars.

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Instead of doing a direct sequel to World at War like Infinity Ward was doing with Modern Warfare, Treyarch slapped on a new title: “Black Ops”.

In order to bring a unique experience, they set their first Black Ops game during the Vietnam era. In the Campaign, players would be part of an elite squad working alongside the CIA in covert operations around the globe. We got the historic “What do the numbers mean?” and the return of fan-favorite Viktor Reznov – played by Gary Oldman.

Zombies delivered another round, or 100, of intense undead-killing action, and introduced another new concept to the series in the form of Dead Ops. A top-down, arcade twin-stick shooter with power-ups, up to 4 players, and hours of fun.

The multiplayer front continued to deliver months of unforgettable action with a litany of unmistakable maps: including one of the most divisive maps in Call of Duty history – Nuketown.

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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The game that started it all and began a revolution in the first-person shooter industry. After years of companies generally churning out different variations of World War games, Infinity Ward ripped up the playbook and started from scratch with a hot new take on the modern-day conflict.

The campaign was one spellbinding encounter after another taking the player on a violent journey of death, destruction, and even nuclear devastation. The one-two salvo of All Ghillied Up and One Shot, One Kill is as good as two missions come in an FPS game, and it all culminates in breathtaking fashion.

Even more remarkable than Soap’s fruit-killing skills is the way in which Infinity Ward single-handedly reshaped online multiplayer as we know it. Seamlessly blending together class systems, satisfying weaponry, all-time great maps, and more.

The game would cement Call of Duty as one of the most successful video game franchises in history and is still hotter than ever thanks to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.


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Every Call of Duty creator code: Streamers, pros, more

Call of Duty’s Support a Creator program allows players to support their favorite content creators and pros, so here’s every code you can use.

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Activision is enabling fans to support their favorite Call of Duty pro players and content creators with the ‘Support a Creator’ program, so here’s everyone you can support through the Store.

With some of the biggest names in gaming playing and promoting Call of Duty, Activision has launched the ‘Support a Creator’ program. Here, CDL pro players, streamers, and YouTubers receive a cut of the profits made from purchases in the Call of Duty Store.

Across Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War, these creators and pros will receive $5 for every 10,000 CoD Points spent with their code inputted.

How to use CoD Support a Creator code

To support your favorite Call of Duty content creator or pro, you need to enter their code in the Store.

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After purchasing CoD Points, make sure you have inputted one of the creator codes below before purchasing any bundles from the Store.

To select a creator to support:

  1. Launch Modern Warfare, Warzone, or Black Ops Cold War
  2. Navigate to the Store tab
  3. Select “Support a Creator”
  4. Input one of the creator codes below
  5. Purchase a Bundle or Battle Pass with your CoD Points
  6. Your selected creator or pro will now receive a portion of the profits from your purchase

These codes will expire after two weeks, so make sure to double-check you have a code inputted before making a purchase.

And as a reminder, enter these creator codes in all caps.

Twitch and YouTuber creator codes

The Support a Creator program was released in August 2020, and as it continues to develop, more and more creators are receiving codes.

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Here are the creator codes for some of the biggest and most recognizable names in Call of Duty:

  • FaZe Swagg: “SWAGG”
  • TimTheTatman: “TIMTHETATMAN”
  • TeeP: “TEEP”
  • Spratt: “SPRATT”
  • Symfuhny: “SYM”
  • NuFo: “NUFO”
  • NoisyButters: “BUTTERS”
  • ShawnJGaming: “SHAWNJ”
  • Vikkstar123: “VIKK”
  • Michi: “MICHI”
  • GoldGloveTV: “GOLDGLOVE”
  • NICKMERCS: “MFAM”
  • Drfit0r: “DRIFT0R”
  • JackFrags: “JACKFRAGS”
  • MarleyThirteen: “MARLEY”
  • CouRage: “COURAGE”
  • Chaos: “CHAOS”
  • HusKerrs: “HUSKERRS”
  • PrestigeIsKey: “PRESTIGE”
  • KRNG Espresso: “ESPRESSO”
  • Tejbz: “TEJBZ”

Call of Duty League players creator codes

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A selection of “all-star” CDL pros have received creator codes. With the program continuing to develop, expect more players to be added as the 2021 Season develops.

Here is a list of the 2020 and 2021 Season’s CDL pro players creator codes:

  • aBeZy: “ABEZY”
  • Apathy: “APATHY”
  • Arcitys: “ARCITYS”
  • Attach: “ATTACH”
  • Blazt: “BLAZT”
  • Crimsix: “CRIM”
  • Cammy: “CAMMY”
  • Cellium: “CELLIUM”
  • Clayser: “CLAY”
  • CleanX: “CLEANX”
  • Dashy: “DASHY”
  • Denz: “DENZ”
  • Enable: “ENABLE”
  • Envoy: “ENVOY”
  • FormaL: “FORMAL”
  • GodRX: “GODRX”
  • Huke: “HUKE”
  • iLLeY: “ILLEY”
  • KiSMET: “KISMET”
  • Kuavo: “KUAVO”
  • Mack: “MACK”
  • Methodz: “METHODZ”
  • Octane: “OCTANE”
  • Scump: “SCUMP”
  • Seany: “SEANY”
  • Shotzzy: “SHOTZZY”
  • SiLLY: “SILLY”
  • Simp: “SIMP”
  • Skrapz: “SKRAPZ”
  • Skyz: “SKYZ”
  • SlasheR: “SLASHER”
  • Vivid: “VIVID”
  • Owakening: “WAKE”
  • Wuskin: “WUSKIN”
  • ZooMaa: “ZOOMAA”

If you have a creator code and aren’t included here, please Tweet us @CharlieINTEL, and we’ll be delighted to add you to this list.

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