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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

New patch update for Black Ops 3 (v. 1.15) now live on PS4 and Xbox One

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A new patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, version 1.15, is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PATCH NOTES:

MULTIPLAYER:

Special Contracts

  • 4 Special Contracts are now available in the Black Market:
    • Total Victory:  Record 75 wins and earn a Weapon Bribe and a bundle of 10 Rare Supply Drops.
    • Mercenary Contract:  For the price of 90 Cryptokeys, Players will receive 60 minutes of Blackjack’s time.
    • 8-bit Specialist Calling Cards:  Earn 1 Calling Card for each Sub-Contract.  Complete all 6 and unlock a bonus animated Calling Card.
    • Tools of the Trade:  Unlock the Underworld Camo for all of your weapons.
  • With the exception of the Mercenary Contract players can only work towards one Special Contract at a time, so choose your Special Contract wisely.  Replacing one Special Contract with another will reset any and all progress achieved towards the initial Special Contract.

General

  • Moved Fracture from the Bonus Category to the Core Category.
  • Reordered the playlists in the Core Category to the following:
    • Team Deathmatch
    • Free-For-All
    • Search & Destroy
    • Domination
    • Demolition
    • Fracture
    • Kill Confirmed
    • Hardpoint
    • Safeguard
    • Capture The Flag
    • Uplink

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue where bullet holes from a Black Market Epic Taunt would remain onscreen during the scoreboard at the end of a match.
  • Fixed an issue involving the “Silent Plant” option in Search & Destroy games. 

CODCaster

  • Fixed an issue affecting custom colors while switching between being a CODCaster and a Player.

Create-A-Class

  • Submachine Guns
    • Vesper
      • Reduced ADS recoil stability, now closer to where it was before the previous patch.

ZOMBIES:

Dr. Monty’s Factory

  • 20 Liquid Divinium product is now available for purchase for 1000 COD Points.

General

  • Addressed a stability issue relating to Alchemical Antithesis GobbleGum.
  • Fixed a timing specific loss of functionality when obtaining GobbleGum from a dispenser.
  • Increased the equip speed for the Death Machine power up.
  • Addressed an instance of persistent FX relating to the Killing Time GobbleGum.
  • Fixed various issues relating to the Disorderly Combat GobbleGum.
  • Resolved an exploit that allowed players to obtain free points while using the Shopping Free GobbleGum.
  • Added various stability and functionality fixes for Theater Mode.
  • Fixed an issue relating to text color in the GobbleGum menu in certain languages.
  • When spectating another player, the UI will now accurately display content from their main HUD.
  • Added Gorod Krovi music to Music Tracks.

Zetsubou No Shima

  • Fixed inconsistencies from plant rewards.
  • Addressed minor skull weapon issues.
  • Addressed areas where player can be pushed out of the map when in Spider bait mode.

Gorod Krovi

  • Reduced requirement for the mounted MG-42 trial to 60 kills.
  • Improved lighting streaming performance in various areas.
  • Addressed several Valkyrie Drone pathing and targeting issues.
  • Addressed several areas where a player could maneuver to unintended play space using the Gauntlet of Siegfried.
  • Addressed an issue where a player could have an unlimited dragon whelp when entering last stand using the Gauntlet of Siegfried.
  • Addressed several Dragon Strike Controller player disconnect issues.
  • Adjusted several triggers allowing easier access to the Mystery Box.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to acquire the GKZ-45 Mk 3 from the Mystery Box while another player is riding the dragon with that weapon equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where players could acquire a knife which could kill all enemy types with one hit.

Dead Ops Arcade 2: Cyber’s Avengening

  • Several game balancing patches have been rolled out since the initial Black Ops 3 launch that have a significant effect on players who have reached well beyond the standard progression range for Dead Ops Arcade 2. In order to allow players to compete fairly in the Dead Ops Arcade 2, a partial Leaderboard reset of entries has been implemented for round numbers greater than and including 85.

SOURCE: Activision Support: PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

How to download Black Ops 3 for free on PS5

Get Black Ops 3 on PlayStation 5.

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The PlayStation Plus Collection for PlayStation 5 is now available for those with the console.

This new feature is a free addition to all PlayStation Plus subscribers who get a PlayStation 5. It allows PS5 players to experience a collection of games from the PS4 generation, immediately at launch for no additional charge.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Zombies Chronicles Edition is included with the PlayStation Plus Collection.

The Black Ops III Zombies Chronicle Edition includes:

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition includes the full base game and the Zombies Chronicles content expansion.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III combines three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever.

All games as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection will be available to play immediately on your PS5 console, as long as you have an active PS+ membership.

How to Download on your PS5

  1. Navigate to the PS Plus tile at the top
  2. Click on PlayStation Plus Collection tile
  3. Scroll down to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition”
  4. Hit “Add to Library”

The game file is 56.7GB needed to play.

The game is yours to own so long as you are an active PlayStation Plus Subscriber.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

How Nuketown has changed over the years

We take a look at Nuketown throughout the years.

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Call of Duty revealed that classic map Nuketown will be coming to Black Ops Cold War on November 24.

Nuketown has been in every iteration of the Black Ops franchise and Cold War will be no different. It will feature a brand new version of Nuketown called Nuketown ’84. We’re taking a look at how the classic map has evolved throughout the years.

Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)

Nuketown

Where it started. This small map started as a project by level designer Adam Hoggatt. It wasn’t intended to be in the full game but after playtests, it quickly became a favorite among the developers.

Inspired by the 2008 movie Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, the map is designed to be a nuclear testing facility modeled after 1950s suburban America.

Nuketown is a small map, capitalizing on the popularity of Shipment in CoD 4: Modern Warfare (2007) and Rust in Modern Warfare 2 (2009). With its yellow school bus in the center and picket-fenced gardens, it instantly became one of CoD’s most memorable maps.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012)

Nuketown 2025

Nuketown returned in the next installment of the Black Ops franchise. With the exact same layout, this updated version brought Nuketown to the 21st century.

Nuketown 2025 came as a pre-order bonus with Black Ops 2 but could also be purchased as DLC. This version of Nuketown swapped the classic 1950s look for a blend of retro 60s with Black Ops 2’s futuristic aesthetic.

This updated version fixed the spawn issues from the original Nuketown, leading to many believing this to be the best iteration.

Nuketown Zombies

Nuketown was also included in Black Ops 2’s Zombies mode. It was basically the original Nuketown map designed for Zombies.

This version of Nuketown is the aftermath of the nuclear bomb that goes off at the end of every Nuketown round.

In this version, the map has been damaged by the Nuclear Bomb and smoke and ash blotting out the sun. Zombies spawn in all the usual ways but the Pack-A-Punch and Perk-A-Cola machines spawn after killing certain numbers of zombies.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (2012)

Nukehouse

This is a version of Nuketown most will be unfamiliar with. Activision released a stripped-back version of Black Ops for the PS Vita called Black Ops Declassified. The single-player took place between the original Black Ops and Black Ops 2 and also included multiplayer.

A smaller version of Nuketown which only featured the yellow house and the truck on the street was included. This map was extremely small with players often spawning right next to each other.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)

Nuk3town

Black Ops 3 recreated Nuketown in a science-fiction style. With bright colors, futuristic cars, and digital confetti rising from the buses, this was a very different looking Nuketown. The layout of the map stayed much the same, however.

Read more: Verdansk map to remain in Warzone after Black Ops Cold War launch

This map wasn’t available for the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 as this game released during the transition between console generation.

Apart from the aesthetic changes, this version also had high walls to take advantage of ‘wall-running’ which was part of Call of Duty’s movement system at the time.

There were also Easter Eggs included in Nuk3town such as shooting mannequins in a certain sequence which would start a zombie-esque outbreak.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018)

Nuketown 2018

Nuketown 2018 received a mixed reception. This version took on a Soviet aesthetic, being set in the winter with a muted color palette. Although less of a change compared to Nuk3town, players were underwhelmed by the map’s design.

The specialist abilities such as the Grapple Gun drastically altered the flow of the map. Players felt that Nuketown 2018 played too differently to the original.

An addition some liked was the RC-XD tunnel system, in which the remote car could be driven beneath the map past missile silos, and come out the other side.

Nuketown Island (Blackout)

Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode Blackout featured many classic Black Ops maps. Nuketown was included in a location of the map called Nuketown Island.

Nuketown Island includes the whole town that Nuketown is part of, taking heavy inspiration from the classic Nuketown map as well as Nuketown Zombies. The area is heavily damaged similar to how it is in Nuketown Zombies and contains the original cul-de-sac from Nuketown.

Brand new to Nuketown, the area has a nuclear bunker and tunnel system underneath that players can access.

Call of Duty Mobile (2019)

Call of Duty Mobile contains classic maps from both the Black Ops and Modern Warfare franchises and Nuketown is no exception.

This brought it back to the very original Nuketown map we had in Call of Duty Black Ops. Although played on mobile devices, the map plays much the same as it did in the very first Black Ops.

With Nuketown returning in Black Ops Cold War, expect it to have a 1980s theme.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition included with PS Plus Collection

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Sony PlayStation has announced new information on the PlayStation Plus Collection for PlayStation® 5.

This new feature is a free addition to all PlayStation Plus subscribers who get a PlayStation 5. It allows PS5 players to experience a collection of games from the PS4 generation, immediately at launch for no additional charge.

This Collection was first announced during PlayStation’s September event, and listed a selection of games from both Sony’s own studios and 3rd party publishers. The list, intially, did not include any Call of Duty games.

Now, PlayStation has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Zombies Chronicles Edition is included with the PlayStation Plus Collection.

The Black Ops III Zombies Chronicle Edition includes:

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition includes the full base game and the Zombies Chronicles content expansion.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III combines three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever.

All games as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection will be available to play immediately on your PS5 console, as long as you have an active PS+ membership.

Here’s the list of PlayStation Plus Collection games:

From Worldwide Studios:

  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Ratchet and Clank 
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Until Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

From our third-party publishers and developers:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard

Sony also says that games as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection will be “enhanced” with PS5 Game Boost, which provides improved loading speeds and stable frame rates.

The PlayStation Plus Collection will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PlayStation Plus members receive for a single subscription price – no additional membership fee required. Once you redeem a game from the PlayStation Plus Collection, you can keep the games for as long as you are an active PlayStation Plus member. PS4 games redeemed from the PlayStation Plus Collection and played on the PS5 console will see benefits such as increased loading speed and improved or more stable frame rates with PS5’s Game Boost.

SOURCE: PlayStation

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