If you’re on Twitter, then chances are you’ve heard of TwoToeTimmy. Rumor is he only has 2 toes and a deep passion for Call of Duty and it’s community. Here’s what he has to say about Content Drops 1 & 2. And dont forget to leave a comment if you agree (or disagree) with his views..
Elite Drop 1: Liberation Map
Liberation looks exactly like what you would imagine Central Park, New York City, looks on a cool autumn day right after it’s been invaded by the Russian Army. Military vehicles and communication towers are sprinkled around to provide cover while stone bridges covered by a blanket of reddish brown foliage provide passage for ghillied up snipers.
Make no mistake of it, this map is for Snipers. I’m not talking about the hybrid Akimbo FMG Snipers either, this is for the hide behind bushes and wait for anything to move type Snipers. This map is huge yet somehow all the action is in the middle. For the most part the action is slow paced on the perimeter and more chaotic in the center. Running from cover to cover with an assault rifle works well to surprise campy snipers hiding like Easter eggs behind every bush, rock, wall, river bank, or archway. Ultimately this map will become a haven for those who want to test their sniper skills. I would relate it to CliffSide (Hazard) or even Bog to an extent. Unfortunately the versatility of this map is not there as it’s completely unadvisable to play this map with a SMG or shotgun. Liberation is an excellent map for Snipers yet ultimately avoidable in a standard map rotation.
Elite Drop 2: Piazza Map
Piazza is a bright seaside Italian village untouched by the war. Aged marble tile street signs point you toward meticulously crafted mosaic patterned steps. Mysterious pathways will guide you to a plaza waiting for a casual afternoon lunch party. Fountain gardens and faded murals give hints of a time when one could enjoy La Bella Vita. Casually placed bottles of wine are scattered throughout this beautiful getaway from the hurried life society has imposed on us. It also makes for a spectacular place to go buck wild and run and gun like crazy.
Piazza will keep your head on a swivel and test your thumb dexterity. You’ll look up, down, left, right, and backwards as the fast paced action stays on a continuous tempo. Sure you could be the guy that orders a Coke at a Martini bar and camp behind a car the whole time but embracing the bedlam is far more exhilarating.
Tight staircases and twisting roads lead you into corners that will always keep you on your toes. This is a very well designed map as it rewards movement and almost encourages you to take a circular path around the map. I can’t think of another Call of Duty map that offers this combination of lateral and vertical movement. Piazza is a great addition to the history of COD maps and will eventually go down as one of the fan favorites.
For premium subscription Elite members these maps are well worth the roughly $2.50 cost per map. Whether you like stalking your opponent from afar or prefer to run them down in blazing fury, the combination of these two maps offer something for everyone. Modern Warfare didn’t knock it out of the park, however they provided good value on the first content drop.
Cold War July 29 update patch notes: Mauer der Toten fixes, Season 5 teaser & more
A new update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War went live on July 29, and we have all of the exciting patch notes covered for you.
Season 4 has been an exciting time for the world of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but the latest update for the popular game on July 29 is setting the stage for Season 5, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.
However, this has not stopped Treyarch Studios from providing updates to the first-person shooter, with the latest Cold War update rolling out on July 29.
This Cold War July 29 update has plenty of exciting things for players to witness, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you so that you do not miss anything.
Black Ops Cold War July 29 update patch notes
NEW GUNFIGHT TOURNAMENT, COLLATERAL 24/7 + MORE
A new Gunfight Tournament arrives this week with all-new, exclusive rewards to earn by fighting your way through all four rounds of the tournament with your duo partner. Remember, if you haven’t unlocked the rewards from previous Gunfight Tournaments, you can still jump in and earn previous rewards by winning your way through multiple brackets.
We’re delivering Collateral Combined Arms 24/7 this week for everyone to jump into a mix of massive, vehicle-fueled battles on our latest 12v12 map. 3v3 Gunfight Snipers Only, 12v12 Moshpit, Face Off 6v6, and more also continue in this week’s Featured Playlists, and we’ve also added Sat-Link to the Multi-Team Moshpit playlist for even more variety for 40-player fans.
In Zombies, today’s update also brings a new collection of stability fixes and gameplay improvements, including fixes for issues with the Main Quest and Klaus in “Mauer der Toten,” unresponsive Mimics in “Firebase Z,” various stability issues, and more. And for Campaign players, we’ve fixed a rare crash that could occur when reaching checkpoints in the single-player story.
SEASON FIVE APPROACHES…
Having broken cover with Jackal’s all-out assault on a US ground station and the subsequent destruction of the Jumpseat satellite constellation, Perseus continues to press their advantage. Using a dead drop, the critical data stolen by Wraith and Knight is passed to an Operator with the unique skills required to execute Stitch’s endgame.
Watch the official Season Four Outro Cinematic and get ready for what’s coming next. Things are about to heat up in Black Ops Cold War and across Verdansk…
DOUBLE WEAPON XP WEEKEND
Get ready to level up your entire arsenal all weekend long as Double Weapon XP Weekend begins in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Jump in and get on the grind, starting at 10AM PT Friday, July 30th through August 2nd.
Here’s what’s new in today’s update:
“Mauer der Toten”
- Main Quest
- Addressed an issue that prevented a quest item from dropping when the Megaton was killed by the Ghost Train.
- Addressed an issue that caused Klaus to become unresponsive until he recharged after he used melee on a zombie while he completed a quest step.
- Addressed an issue that caused Klaus to deploy for a shorter duration than expected after previously activating a side quest while he was deployed.
- Addressed a rare issue that caused the Krasny Soldat to stop chasing players between buildings.
- Addressed a rare issue that caused the Mimic to become unresponsive.
- Addressed an issue that could often cause enemies to stop spawning during an Onslaught Accelerated match.
- Fixed rare stability issues related to Klaus, the RAI-K 84, and the “Mauer der Toten” Main Quest.
- Addressed an issue that caused loss of functionality when using the Apply Blueprint feature in conjunction with ziplines.
- Added distance tracking info to several in-world waypoints icons.
- Mauer der Toten
- Firebase Z
- Die Maschine
- Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
- Dead Ops Arcade
- Onslaught (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Accelerated (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Rush (PlayStation)
- Added Sat-Link to the Multi-Team Moshpit playlist.
- Gunfight Tournament [NEW]
- Collateral Combined Arms 24/7
- NukeJacked 24/7
- 3v3 Gunfight Snipers Only
- Face Off 6v6
- 12v12 Moshpit
- Cranked Moshpit
- Party Games
- Fixed a rare crash when reaching checkpoints.
Source: Treyarch Studios
Image Credits: Treyarch Studios
How to sign up and play the Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta
Here’s how you can sign up to the Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta and be one of the first to preview new installment for the franchise.
Following the exciting story and multiplayer reveal, the Halo developers have now released information on how you can be one of the first to experience the game through the Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta.
For those who can’t wait to get to grips with Master Chief’s arrival on the next generation of consoles, here’s how you can enroll for the Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta and experience the game early.
Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta
The Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta will be a technical test for players outside of the 343 Industries studio to give the developers feedback and experience the game before it is launched to the public.
For those confused about what the Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta is, this is what Microsoft calls their game’s beta tests.
The first Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta will be starting on July 29, 2021, and will only be available to those who sign up for the Halo Insider Program on the halowaypoint website.
How to sign up
Signing up is simple. All you need to do is head over to the Halo Insider Program hub and click “Sign Up.” You will then be asked to sign in to your Xbox Live account. You also must be 18 years or older to participate in the tests.
You will be told that you will not be able to disclose any information from the tests, which includes any images or videos except when explicitly told it is okay to do so.
Further, you will be asked for personal details like your email, country, and time zone. You will then be asked which previous Halo games you have played, which ones are your favorite, and what kind of modes do you like the most.
The sign-up also requires you to state what platforms and controllers you own, what display settings you have, and what the audio setup is like. You can also opt into PC-specific beta tests on the Halo Insider sign-up page, and you’ll be asked to share your PC specifications and your Steam ID if you have one.
However, not every single person will be invited to each Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta. 343 Industries Community Director Brian Jarrard recently took to Twitter to give the community an inside look at how the participants for each of these tests are chosen which you can find in this Twitter thread.
Lastly, once you are all signed up, all you need to do is wait until you are called upon for a test. For more on Halo Infinite, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.
Image Credits: Bungie Inc
Fortnite Season 7 live event countdown timer: start date & theme
A countdown timer has appeared in the world of Fortnite, and it looks to be counting down the moments until the Season 7 live event.
Excitement is at an all-time high in the world of Fortnite regarding Season 7, as a countdown timer has appeared in the popular game and is counting down the moments until the next live event kicks off.
There are many things that have made Fortnite one of the most popular games in the world over the past couple of years, with one of the most important being the exciting live events that Epic Games has pulled off over the course of the game’s many seasons.
These live events have been everything from concerts to giant battles where millions of players have been able to experience the adrenaline-fueled action all at the same time.
While the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7 did not see a live event occur, this does not look to be the case for the end of Season 7 and the start of Season 8, as a Fortnite live event countdown timer has officially appeared in the popular game.
Fortnite live event countdown timer
Players soon noticed this Fortnite live event countdown timer in the game’s sky when they were playing and in the lobby in between matches.
Based on the amount of time this timer began with when it first appeared, it looks as though the highly anticipated live event will occur on August 6, 2021, at 3 PM PST/ 5 PM CST/ 6 PM EST.
It is unknown exactly what will happen when this Fortnite live event countdown timer hits zero on August 6.
However, with this season’s theme being all about an alien invasion, the alien mothership that has been hanging around might likely be ready to make some noise and shake up the Fortnite world in a major way.
An Ariana Grande concert event has also been leaked to be taking place sometime this season, so there is a possibility that this time is counting down until this leaked event. Still, players will have to wait until it hits zero before we officially know or an announcement is made by Epic Games.
For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all of the Season 7 Bounties, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Epic Games
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