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New patch update (version 1.10) now live on PS4 and Xbox One

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A new patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is now live on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The version number is 1.10, and its around 1.2GB size update (size may vary by platform and region).

Patch Notes:

MULTIPLAYER:

General

  • New “Music Tracks” option is available in the Option Menu. Players are now able to choose which music plays in the Multiplayer Frontend, or select to have no music at all.
  • Updated the “100 Percenter” Calling Card art and moved the challenge from Dark Ops to the main screen to reflect status as a “Challenge Master” reward.
  • Improved stability when accepting an invite without the title booted.
  • [PS4] Improved messaging when a Player without Eclipse attempts to join a Player with Eclipse in the Main Menu.
  • Leaderboards are now accessible after Maintenance messages are dismissed.
  • Fixed an error when returning to the lobby from a Custom Game match if the Hardcore game rule was enabled.

Specialists

  • Nomad
    • Rejack ability will now properly have a smoke effect if used while a Power Core Scorestreak is in effect.

Scorestreaks

  • Power Core
    • Resolved an issue where the Power Core was not destroying an enemy H.A.T.R.

Maps

  • [PS4] Verge
    • Fixed an issue where the Talon Scorestreak was able to navigate underneath the map in various locations.
    • The Hardpoint location next to the Southern bridge can no longer be captured from the outer side of the Northern walls.
    • Placed proper Player and Scorestreak collision on the back of the boat, in the river on the South end of the map.
    • Improved building appearance in the Northwest corner of the map.
    • Going behind the boulder on the street-side cliff is now considered out-of-bounds.
    • Improved bot pathing in the river during Custom Game matches.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to stand on an unintended ledge.
    • Players are no longer able to mantle into some of the rocks.
    • Improved Player collision around Point B in the Domination game mode.
    • Players are no longer able to use Ruin’s Overdrive ability to run outside the boundaries in the Southeast corner of the map.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to reach a particular metal beam in the center of the map.
  • [PS4] Knockout
    • Addressed an issue where Players could stand on the gate next to the cliff path.
    • Fixed Player camera intersecting the edge of gate near one of the gongs.
    • Fixed issues where the Players were able to stand in unintended areas next to the white dragon banner and the red veranda.
    • Fixed spawn issues at the beginning of 8-Player Gun Game and Free-for-All matches.
    • The Talon Scorestreak is no longer able to navigate inside the mountainous area around the Eastern edge of the map.
  • [PS4] Spire
    • Improved Player mantling across multiple objects in the map.
    • Fixed issues where the Talon Scorestreak was able to navigate to unintended areas beneath the outer catwalks.
  • [PS4] Rift
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to shoot through the window into the train.
    • Improved map performance near the stairsteps of the East platform.
  • Infection
    • Placed object in front of the barn’s woodpile, in order to close up the line of sight toward the wall run.
  • Hunted
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to mantle to an unintended area near the cave.
    • Addressed an issue where Players were able to reach an exploitable area next to the waterfall.
  • Breach
    • Addressed an exploit near the wall, North of the palace.
  • Splash
    • Players are no longer able to mantle into the ticket booth next to the starting area spawn.

Game Modes

  • Custom Games
    • Updated Official CWL Variants with new restricted items.
  • Arena
    • Additional item restrictions implemented in Arena.
      • Perks
        • Ghost
        • Sixth Sense
        • Tracker
      • Scorestreaks
        • Guardian
        • Hardened Sentry
      • Equipment
        • Trip Mine
        • Shock Charge
        • C4
    • New “Scrim Series” playlist introduced to Arena.
      • Play the official CWL game modes, maps, and rulesets.
      • No Protect & Ban, No Specialist Draft.
  • Hardcore
    • Resolved an issue where certain player-controlled Scorestreaks were not counting toward the teamkill kick limit.

ZOMBIES:

General

  • Fixed a bug causing loss of functionality when activating a GobbleGum machine.
  • Resolved a bug causing the wrong menu item to be highlighted when backing out of a Public Match Lobby as the client.
  • Resolved a bug causing the wrong menu item to be highlighted when first entering Zombies.
  • Resolved a freeze in Theater regarding the creation of clips that include the level shortcut event on Shadows Of Evil.
  • Addressed an issue where players would still be targeted after activating the “In Plain Sight” GobbleGum.
  • Implemented various fixes for cases that caused a host migration to fail.

Shadows of Evil

  • Fixed a stability issue encountered while completing the Easter Egg.
  • Removed the depletion of Beast mode during a host migration.
  • Fixed an exploit allowing players to leave the playable space.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Margwa to still target players in Beast mode or while using the “In Plain Sight” GobbleGum.

The Giant

  • Resolved an XP exploit regarding the Fly Trap Easter Egg.
  • Added missing animations for Zombies that are affected by the “Pop Shocks” GobbleGum.
  • Fixed a rare crash loading The Giant.

Der Eisendrache

  • Resolved an issue causing unsmooth movement for clients navigating while in low gravity.
  • Fixed a rare bug regarding incorrect FX appearing on zombies while they are being consumed by the dragons.
  • Addressed an exploit that allowed use of the Ragnarok DG-4 to avoid death during a rocket test fire.

Zetsubou No Shima

  • Resolved steaming issues on perk machines and spider web walls.
  • Resolved a bug that prevented muting of other players on the scoreboard.
  • Addressed several issues with spider pathing.
  • Fixed various death barriers around the level.
  • Fixed an exploit created by zombies getting caught on spider webs indefinitely.
  • Resolved issues with electricity effects being stuck on a player’s screen after charging their shield with lightning.
  • Resolved a crash that occurs when picking up the Skull of Nan Sapwe after a player had left a public game.
  • Balanced Skull of Nan Sapwe weapon depletion and recharge rates.
  • Fixed an issue causing the players to lose their weapons when picking up the KT-4 while using the Skull of Nan Sapwe.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Skull of Nan Sapwe energy to deplete immediately upon activation.
  • Resolved issue blocking players from buying perks after respawning from an imprint plant.
  • Fixed instances of player being unable to pick up the KT-4 underwater plant ingredient.
  • Removed exploit allowing players to jump on top of plants.
  • Resolved an entity limit crash in split screen.
  • Fixed an exploit allowing players to skip the Easter Egg boss battle and see the narrative in-game cutscene.

DOA II

  • Added new Create Public Game option for DOA II in the lobby.
  • ROJ Guardian hitpoints clamped.
  • Silverback movement speed adjustments. Speed reduced 3%
  • Silverback more likely to use/chain special attacks.
  • Siegechicken vehicle time out reduced from 40 to 30.
  • Siegechicken vehicle added to Hangar bonus room.
  • Chicken eggs health boosted.
  • Fortitude now only gives Siege vehicles (SiegeBot and FIDO) a 1.75 time out multiplier, down from 2.0.
  • Nuke pickup added to bonus rooms.
  • Adjusted how enemy selects player targets.
  • Reduced the Spider’s melee range.
  • Reduced electric pole spawn count in a couple of arenas.
  • Made adjustments to how electrical poles are placed and how they spread out.

SOURCE: Activision Support: PS4, Xbox One

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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

kratos and tyr staring at each other in god of war ragnarok

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

a boss battle in elden ring

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

trainer observing the land in pokemon arceus

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

rainbow six operators walking cautiously

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

zombie enemies in dying light 2

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

race gameplay in gran turismo 7

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.

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