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New patch update (version 1.05) for Infinite Warfare now live on PS4/XB1/PC

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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.

PATCH NOTES:

General Updates:

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

PC Specifc:

  • 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

COD CASTER/CWL:

  • 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

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Is Black Ops 2 being remastered? Rumors & leaks

Fans have been wondering for sometime if CoD: Black Ops 2 is going to be remastered, and we’ll answer that today.

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Several Call of Duty games have received the remaster treatment in recent years, and it’s left fans wondering if the mega-popular Black Ops 2 will get one. Here are all the latest rumors and leaks regarding a Black Ops 2 remaster.

The popularity of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 simply cannot be understated with the game being considered the greatest of all time by many. But fast-forward to 2021, and players want to know if this beloved entry in the CoD franchise will be remastered.

The premise of Call of Duty remasters was kickstarted by the 2016 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered title. Since then, we’ve also had the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be remastered, and there are rumors of Modern Warfare 3 being remastered, despite Activision saying it isn’t.

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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From what we understand, no, not at this time. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that any form of Black Ops remaster is in the works.

Naturally, people would think that Treyarch’s Black Ops may receive the same love that the Modern Warfare franchise has gotten, but alas it doesn’t seem to be the case.

Why isn’t Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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We believe there could be two strong reasons for Black Ops 2 not being remastered, one being that it would oversaturate the CoD market, and also that we’ve already seen a few of its maps recently.

If a full Black Ops 2 remaster were to exist anytime soon, it would mean that Activision would have the end of Black Ops Cold War’s run, 2019’s Modern Warfare, Warzone, Vanguard, and Black Ops 2.

One of the problems 2016’s Infinite Warfare suffered from is that it released with the full Call of Duty 4 remaster, and consequently, the player base was divided between the two games.

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Furthermore, Black Ops Cold War featured no less than seven Black Ops 2 map remasters throughout its multiple seasons, and they feel too fresh in the memory to warrant a remaster of the multiplayer.

We could see a remaster of the Black Ops campaigns, following the successful rerelease of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.


Activision may have some surprises and remasters up their sleeves, but for the time being, we can only speculate and ask you to keep checking in to see if anything becomes official.

Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Infinity Ward announces new Austin office as studio gears up for CoD 2022

The original Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward, is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas for CoD 2022.

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One of the three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise is getting a new office. Infinity Ward is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas, in preparation for CoD 2022.

Infinity Ward is the developer behind the original Call of Duty game. Activision founded Infinity Ward in 2002, with the first Call of Duty title being released in 2003. This birthed one of the most iconic video game franchises to date.

Infinity Ward would go on to develop Call of Duty 2 in 2005 before alternating developers. Now, Infinity Ward is known for developing the Modern Warfare titles, which are released roughly every three years.

With Infinity Ward releasing the last Modern Warfare title in 2019, the developer is gearing up for another release in 2022. We don’t know what CoD 2022 will be just yet, but we do know that Infinity Ward is expanding its operations with a new office.

Infinity Ward Austin Texas office

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Today, Infinity Ward announced via Twitter that it would be opening a new office in Austin, Texas. This would be the fourth development hub for the company, with the other three being located in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico.

This also means that Infinity Ward is hiring. According to Infinity Ward, the Austin office is currently hiring for all positions, and you can find all of the available jobs posted on the Infinity Ward website.

Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in less than a month. It’s taking players back to WWII, where Infinity Ward is expected to bring the franchise back to modern times, with CoD 2022 speculated to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.

That being said, we have no official idea what to expect from Infinity Ward going into 2022, but with the significant success of Modern Warfare 2019, it will no doubt be a Call of Duty game plenty of players will love.

Regardless, Infinity Ward is planning something big, and the new office proves just that. So, if Vanguard isn’t your cup of tea, CoD 2022 is just a year away.

For more Call of Duty, check out the insane number of weapon camos for Vanguard, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam

2022 could be a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with dates.

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2022 is shaping up to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Gran Turismo, Horizon, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s an extensive look into the biggest games and potential release dates too.

The beginning of 2022 will signal 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 on the march.

With 2021 already delivering Returnal, Resident Evil Village, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Ratchet & Clank, and Far Cry 6, 2022 looks to go even bolder.

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Some genuinely iconic franchises and household names are expected to launch video games in 2022, so here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.

God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022

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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.

Horizon Forbidden West release date: February 18, 2022

aloy riding mount in horizon forbidden west

Aloy is one of the standout protagonists in gaming during modern times, and her post-apocalyptic adventures are set to continue in Horizon Forbidden West.

She seeks to uncover even more truth and learn about the state of the world she resides in, all the while battling even more dangerous robotic creatures and nature itself.

Elden Ring release date: January 21, 2022

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One of the first games to arrive in 2022, Elden Ring is the next sinister and challenging game to come from the sadistic bunch at FromSoftware.

Their track record at producing brutal yet satisfying RPGs will be tested in the form of Elden Ring, their newest ‘Souls’ game. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, there seems to be a much deeper emphasis on the story with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin on board to help with the narrative.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date: January 28, 2022

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Unlike the typical dual-releases that Pokemon specializes in, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a standalone game that continues the growth shown in recent, mainline Pokemon titles.

Embracing the open-world nature of 2020’s Pokemon Sword and Shield, Arceus is a brand new adventure that will involve all the familiar, beloved elements of Pokemon games: obtaining them, training them, leveling them, and catching them all!

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction release date: January 2022

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Another spin-off, this time from the team at Ubisoft as they take a drastic turn away from the realism of simulated combat.

Instead, Rainbow Six Extraction delves into the world of the unknown, and non-human, as teams of three pull together to take down alien creatures called Archaeans. It will feature lots of the same gameplay mechanics and Operators from Siege, but with a darker, deadly twist.

Dying Light 2 release date: February 4, 2022

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The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2015 survival-adventure game, Dying Light 2 promises to bring more parkour-zombie-survival action that made the first such a breakout success.

Offering more open-world exploration, the player must scavenge, forge friendships (and weapons), and deal with both friendly and hostile forces.

As with the first Dying Light, players need to make the most of the precious daylight before night strikes, as the undead gets a bit more fidgety and murderous.

Gran Turismo 7 release date: March 4, 2022

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Polyphony Digital is infamous for taking their time between each Gran Turismo release to ensure every one is as polished as can be, and the PS5 looks set to make Gran Turismo 7 one of the best-looking games ever.

Like with God of War Ragnarok, the 2021 PlayStation Experience gave fans a glimpse into the high-speed action they can expect with Gran Turismo 7.

It’s learned from its predecessor’s mistakes and will launch with a complete career mode, and could be a bonafide system-seller for Sony and the PlayStation brand.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: 2022

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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.

Call of Duty 2022 release date: 2022

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It wouldn’t be a year of video games without a major Call of Duty release, and we expect 2022 to be no different.

Given that there’s already a buzz about Call of Duty 2023, we would say it’s safe to assume that another Call of Duty game will release in 2022.

With Vanguard being set in World War 2, rumors are rife that the 2022 Call of Duty will be a Modern Warfare sequel.

Gotham Knights release date: 2022

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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.

Hogwarts Legacy release date: 2022

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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.


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 with us at Charlie INTEL!

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