A new patch update for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (version 1.05) is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The patch is a 1.3GB download on PS4 and Xbox One, and a 800MB download on PC.
New patch notes:
- Fixed an issue to make sure the appropriate win/loss is given if the match ends before the forfeit timer finishes.
- Fixed several map exploits on the following maps: Skydock, Precinct, Frost, Genesis, Crusher, Terminal, Retaliation, Mayday, Throwback, Scorch, Grounded, Frontier
- Fixed an issue where Mission Team challenge progress would not display properly in round based modes.
- Fix for Warfighter ‘Ping’ Trait Challenge.
- Hardcore: Score popup is now shown in the HUD. Selected killstreaks are now shown in the HUD
- Fixed issues with the Nuke killstreak in round based modes.
- Fixed an issue where joining a match in progress and losing would end your win streak.
- Fixed an issue with force spawning users without a loadout selected in Custom matches.
- End of match combat now occurs in Uplink. Scoring is disabled once the match timer hits 0.
- Various winner’s circle updates and bug fixes.
- Infected updates: XP Updates – Survivors can earn more score / XP on kills. All Infected players now earn assist point whenever a Survivor is killed. Slowed down the Infected move speed slightly. Infected now have a red electric effect to better distinguish them from normal Synaptics. More weapons will be added in a future update, we promise they are coming!
- Fixed an issue to make sure the appropriate win/loss is given if the match ends before the forfeit timer finishes.
Original Patch Notes:
- Notification for the “latest” calling cards from drops
- Fix to Taunt menu selection and audio queues
- Fix for Orion Initiative Mission Team Commander congratulations call out after ranking up
- Fix for accessories not remaining equipped after leaving menu
- Joining a game in-progress and then losing no longer ends your win streak
- Adjusted overlap of text in Calling Card and Emblem menus
- The “Good Citizen” Medal is now correctly awarded to the player who owned the package, not the one who picked it up
- Fix for being awarded Scrap Assist points after dealing damage to a friendly Shock Sentry
- Fix for one of the Synaptic Taunts not appearing correctly
- Adjustment to the Banshee ammo counter animation
- Added ricochet to the Epic Oni variant, Kaiken
- Fixed a bug where an error would occur after calling in a UAV
- Fixed a bug when holding a weapon and gesturing
- Fix for players being given Missions for Rigs that are not currently unlocked
- Fixed a bug where the Banshee – Siren wasn’t having an impact on other players after being damaged
- Fix for the HUD Uplink satellite drone icon not showing which team controls the drone while in splitscreen
- Fixed a timing bug where a turret would linger on a dead target before proceeding to target another enemy
- Fixed an issue where a player would get the wrong mission in a match
- Fixed a freeze issue when attempting to access the Store
- Fixed a bug where splitscreen users were unable to change their team or role in custom games
- Fix for a bug on Frontier where shadows would flicker in the hallway in splitscreen
- Adjusted the killcam when a player is killed by a Bio Spike on Frontier
- Fixes to map exploits across various maps
- Added function to allow the user to rotate a weapon in the Loadout select menu
- Fixed a bug that would kick a player to the Main Menu when using the Steel Dragon Payload
- Fixed a bug for secondary controllers for users in splitscreen
- Fixed crash that would occur after map restarts
- Fix for users seeing repeat Rig videos
- Removed “Connecting to Matchmaking Service” text in Loadout menu after searching for a Public Match
- Fixed an issue in splitscreen where both users would be kicked from the Loadout Menu if scrolling through it at the same time
- Fixed a bug where users were able to temporarily gain access to locked Loadout slots
- Fixed a bug in splitscreen where a user who enters Prestige would see red on the screen and would cause the player to lose Create A Class functionality, revealing placeholder icons
- Adjusted the death camera from penetrating into corpses on the map
- Fixed a bug on Genesis where the Vulture could get stuck inside of buildings
- Fixed a bug where bots would hover around the position of a dropped flag by the opposing team in CTF
- Fix for various overlapping texts in some menus
- Fixed a bug to ensure the location map for deploying Bombardment and Scorcher streaks wouldn’t be cut off when in splitscreen
- Fix for the cook timer being visually offset in splitscreen
- Fixed a bug for hipfire spread with the DMC-8 Epitaph
- Fixed an error message and/or infinite loading screen after buying the Season Pass (only specific languages)
- Fix for possible stat loss when signing into the same PSN account on multiple consoles
- Fixed an issue the reticles on the DMR-1 Spectacle variant are scoped causing the reticles to overlap the edges of sight in-game
- Luitween Error fix – please let us know if you still experience this and where
- Various lobby merging lobby fixes
- Splitscreen players will now be awarded Keys and Mission Team Rank
- Fixed a bug in the Quartermaster screen that would cause hitching after opening a drop
- Moved Gender Voice Option to Rig Appearance Menu
Zombies in Spaceland:
- Potential Luitween Error fix – please let us know if you still experience this in Zombies!
- Further work to ensure AFK players don’t stay in the game and continue to matchmaking
- The Headcutter damage exploit vs. Alien has been balanced
- Adjustment to pause menu visuals during splitscreen
Xbox One Specific:
- Fix for muting players via “View Gamercard” option
- Fixed hitching on Xbox while in a Private Party
- Fixed a rare audio related crash
- Fixed a bug where the title doesn’t transition into an active Zombies Custom Match that has been paused
- Fixed an issue where a player would be kicked from SnD for properly configured voice settings if the controller disconnects
- Fixed an issue where users with long usernames would overflow out of the boundaries of the match loading screen
- Fixed a bug where a user could exceed the 10 point Loadout limit
- Fixed a bug where special characters in a username would cause stuttering for other players
- Fixed the keybind option for Taunts in Winner’s Circle
- Fix for a framerate hitch that causes audio issues when a player progresses from one level to the next in SP
- Added mouse support to the lobby member slide feature
- Fixed a bug when text and voice communications were set to “block”, text communications were still displayed
- Fixed a bug where the game stop responding if a player switched from windowed to full screen
- Fixed a bug where multiple keybinds are getting unbound if a player uses the Copy Keys from mode to mode
- Fixed an issue where PC buttons will briefly display the old help buttons when disabling a gamepad
- Fix to 3rd person spectator showing zoomed in winner’s circle
- Add a sync intermission countdown with the host in CODCaster
- Adjustments to team colors/logos in CODCaster
- Fix for menus in CODCaster while in splitscreen
- Removing ricochet tracers for energy weapons in CWL
- Fixed a bug where changes to Team Settings in CODCaster would be reflected in the previous game’s match summary
- Added a “Follow Drone Camera” feature to CODCaster where the drone will be followed when thrown by the spectated player
- Fixed a bug where the Objective Status in the Display Settings is set to “on”, the screen would display red for allies and enemies
- Payload rate changes: Disable Payload charge over time. Adjust Payload Score modifiers for each mode to balance Payload earn rates from score actions
- Support for MLG.tv
SOURCE: Infinity Ward
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.
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.
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.
Image credits: Activision
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.
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 start of 2022 signaled 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.
PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC, Steam & Stadia video games in 2022
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date: October 28
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. The Call of Duty team announced that Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28, 2022.
Gotham Knights release date: October 25, 2022
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 when the game releases on October 25, 2022.
Hogwarts Legacy release date: Holiday 2022
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
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
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 Summer 2022. Hopefully, this will include a release date giving RPG fanatics something to look forward to.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date: November 18
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. On June 1, a trailer confirmed November 18 as the official release date for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: delayed to 2023
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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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.
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.
- CoD Points Prices
- How to buy CoD Points
- Where to spend CoD Points
- Do CoD Points carry across games?
- What can I buy with CoD Points
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Purchase it from the Official Call of Duty website
- Buy it from the in-game store on your respective platform
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.
Image credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Raven Software
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