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RUMOR: Basic Training, Headquarters features, game modes, and Ranked Play info found in WWII PC Beta Files

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Another leak has been posted to Reddit recently with details on the Basic Training, some of the features inside Headquarters, MP modes, and first details on Ranked Play. We do caution that all of these leaks are from WWII PC Beta files and could be wrong or subject to change before launch.

Basic Training:

There are 37 total basic training selections available in Call of Duty: WWII.

  • Hustle: Reload faster and while sprinting
  • Gunslinger: Fire guns while sprinting and diving.
  • Energetic: Sprint again sooner, and no damage from falling.
  • Inconspicuous
  • Scoped
  • Duelist: Take two attachments on Secondary Weapon.
  • Rifleman: Take two Primary Weapons, and swap weapons faster.
  • Primed
  • Forage: Resupply bullets from killed enemies, and swap weapons faster.
  • Ordnance: Cheaper scorestreaks, and ability to re-roll your own Care Packages.
  • Requisitions: Scorestreaks do not reset on death, but cost more and can only be earned once.
  • Serrated
  • Concussed: Take a British N° 69 as a Tactical and an extra piece of Lethal equipment.
  • Hunker
  • Launched: Take Launcher as Secondary, and resupply it from enemies killed without explosives.
  • Bang: Take an extra Tactical and a Mk 2 Fragmentation as a Lethal.
  • Undercover
  • Lookout: Enemy targets appear from further away, and increased mini-map coverage.
  • Instincts: Warning when targeted off-screen, and detect enemy explosive equipment.
  • Espionage: Enemy Scorestreaks and enemies you damage appear on mini-map.
  • Cartographer: Radar ping at the start of each life that reveals nearby enemies. Sprint for longer distances.
  • ?: Hidden from player-controlled Streaks.
  • Encampment: Bouncing Betty as Lethal Equipment. Choice of Tactical Equipment.
  • Flanker: Delays enemy pressure-triggered explosives (like Bouncing Betties).
  • Klutz: Increased explosive weapons damage. Take less explosive damage.
  • Knockout: Increased melee damage (always a one-hit kill). Melee faster.
  • Loaded: Extra magazines. Reload weapons faster.
  • Gassed: Two Tabun Gas grenades as Tactical Equipment. Choice of Lethal Equipment.:
  • Grenadier: Extra piece of equipment.
  • Raze: Deeper bullet penetration. Increased fire rate of bullet weapons.
  • Resolve: Longer breath hold for steady sniper shots.
  • Retaliate: When damaged, move and aim down sights significantly faster. Slower health regeneration.
  • Saboteur: Capture objectives faster. Build walls and MGs faster in War. Assists gives same score/XP as kills.
  • Shaker: Swap weapons faster.
  • Smoked: Extra piece of Lethal Equipment. M18 Smoke Grenade as a Tactical Equipment.
  • Steady: Immune to Shell Shock and tactical equipment. Sprint for longer distances.
  • Versatile: Increased hip-fire accuracy. Move faster while aiming down sights.

Headquarters Feature:

Emblem Editor

  • Customize your emblem, share it with others, and view your friends’ emblems
  • Create / Edit Emblem
  • Upload Emblem
  • Browse Emblems

Leaderboards

  • Career Leaderboard
  • Top Clans in Hub
  • CoD World League Standings
  • Domination Leaderboard
  • Top Players in Hub
  • Ranked Leaderboard
  • Scorestreak Leaderboard
  • Social Score Leaderboard
  • Top 1v1 Player Emblem
  • Top Career Player Emblem
  • Top Social Score Player Emblem
  • Top TDM Player Emblem
  • Top War Player Emblem
  • Top Zombies Player Emblem
  • War Leaderboard
  • Zombies Leaderboard

Parties

  • &&1 declined your party invite
  • &&1 has been reported
  • &&1 is currently busy
  • &&1 sent you a party invite. Do you want to join?
  • Request to Join Party Sent
  • The party host has entered a lobby
  • Request to join player’s party
  • Look for Party

Boards

  • Social Media
  • Message of the day

Theater

  • Thanks for watching CoD eSports!

Zombies

  • Switching to Nazi Zombies will remove you from any active lobbies and your current Headquarters session. Your party will migrate with you. Continue?
  • Zombies Officer
  • Fight back waves of the undead! Gather some friends and jump in!
  • Browse Loot
  • Zombie Combat Record

1v1

  • Do you want to enter the 1v1 arena?
  • &&1 – VS – &&2 in the 1v1 arena
  • Hold [{+reload}] To Queue up for 1v1
  • Join the queue and be ready to enter the pit when you’re at the top of the list
  • Don’t think you have what it takes? Go home and be a family man
  • Challenge player to a 1v1 match
  • You are number &&1 in the queue
  • &&1 tied with &&2 in a 1v1 match
  • &&1 beat &&2 in a 1v1 match
  • Get a better view of the action in the current 1v1 match
  • Participate in a 1v1 on the Beach
  • Prove yourself in the pit. 60 seconds, 3 lives. Winner stays.

Skeet Shooting

  • Successfully shot a flying plate
  • Hold [{+reload}] to fire plate

Shootouts

  • SHOOT TARGETS TO SCORE POINTS
  • &&1 challenges you to a shootout! Do you want to accept the challenge?
  • Challenge player to a shootout

AA Defense

  • &&1 Planes Escaped
  • Enemy Planes Incoming! Get to an AA gun.
  • All Attacking Planes Destroyed

Scorestreak Training

  • View Scorestreak Stats & Challenges
  • Going to scorestreak training will force you to leave any lobbies or private parties you’re in. Continue?

Boxing

  • Invite player to box
  • Boxing Match Invite Sent

Supply Drops

  • Call in a Supply Drop
  • Cannot place supply drop here!
  • You received a locked supply drop – HUB_LOCKED_SUPPLY_DROP_CHALLENGE
  • Press [{+usereload}] to open another crate, or [{+stance}] to exit
  • Press [{+usereload}] to reveal item
  • &&1 is opening a supply drop!
  • &&1 just received an epic item!
  • You received a supply drop. Visit HUB to open

Duels

  • &&1 challenges you to a duel! Do you want to accept the challenge?
  • Press [{+gostand}] to Continue or [{+stance}] to Quit
  • Holding [{+usereload}] will forfeit

Feed Messages

  • &&1 throws a few punches
  • &&1 cheers excitedly
  • &&1 celebrates
  • &&1 salutes
  • &&1 makes a threatening gesture
  • &&1 is number one!
  • &&1 waves
  • &&1 has reached Prestige &&2
  • You Commended &&1

MP Game Modes:

We want to caution here that some modes listed below could just be internal testing and never released to the public. This is just the full list of what modes are currently inside the code files of Call of Duty: WWII PC Beta. 

  • Control
  • Search & Destroy
  • Search & Rescue
  • Demolition
  • Capture the Flag
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Gun Game
  • Infected
  • Hardpoint
  • Gridiron
  • Aces
  • Air
  • Lockdown: Capture and hold more designated positions than the enemy to gain points.
  • Blades: No guns at this knife fight. Throwing knifes and combat knifes only.
  • 1v1: A Cage Match to the death in two flavors. Classic: A gun with two attachments and no perks, equipment or scorestreaks. Party: A sampling of classic COD party modes.

Ranked Play:

Playlist Details:

  • unlockxp 0
  • maxparty 4
  • nojoinonpresence
  • set party_matchedplayercount 8

Map and Gamemode Set (expect this to change):

  • Ardennes Forest Search & Destroy
  • Ardennes Forest Capture the Flag
  • Ardennes Forest Hardpoint
  • Gibraltar Search & Destroy
  • Gibraltar Hardpoint
  • Sainte Marie du Mont Search & Destroy
  • Sainte Marie du Mont Capture the Flag
  • Sainte Marie du Mont Hardpoint
  • Flak Tower Capture the Flag

Skill Rating:

Whilst in a Ranked Play pre-game lobby, players on each team will be given one of 3 strings below, based on the teams’ Skill Ratings.

  • EVEN MATCHUP
  • FAVORED MATCHUP
  • UNFAVORED MATCHUP

Here we see what can be inferred to be a Skill Rating system similar to Overwatch’s MMR System. No information can be given on this as it is calculated server-side.

  • end_mmr_min
  • end_mmr_max
  • end_mmr_current

Here we see a punishment system, temporarily banning players from Ranked Play for abandonment (leaving early).

  • LUA_MENU_RANKEDPLAY_LOCKED_MESSAGE
  • LUA_MENU_RANKEDPLAY_MEMBER_LOCKED_MESSAGE
  • ranked_abandon_strikes_count

Supply Drops:

In addition, many of the different bribes which could be released have been found in the game files. There are also different types of Supply Drops to earn and unlock.

Bribes

  • Airborne Camo Bribe
  • Armored Camo Bribe
  • Cavalry Camo Bribe
  • Infantry Camo Bribe
  • Mountain Camo Bribe
  • Airborne Emote Bribe
  • Armored Emote Bribe
  • Cavalry Emote Bribe
  • Infantry Emote Bribe
  • Mountain Emote Bribe
  • Airborne Title Card Bribe
  • Armored Title Card Bribe
  • Cavalry Title Card Bribe
  • Infantry Title Card Bribe
  • Mountain Title Card Bribe
  • Airborne Uniform Bribe
  • Armored Uniform Bribe
  • Cavalry Uniform Bribe
  • Infantry Uniform Bribe
  • Mountain Uniform Bribe
  • Airborne Weapon Bribe
  • Armored Weapon Bribe
  • Cavalry Weapon Bribe
  • Infantry Weapon Bribe
  • Mountain Weapon Bribe
  • Heroic Bribe

Supply Drops

  • Supply Drop
  • Armory Supply Drop
  • Rare Armory Supply Drop
  • Locked Supply Drops
  • Rare Supply Drops
  • Supply Drops
  • SUPPLY DROP PROGRESS
  • Raid Supply Drops
  • Rare Raid Supply Drops
  • Zombie Supply Drops
  • Rare Zombie Supply Drops
  • Support Drops

Again, none of the details above have been officially confirmed by Activision or Sledgehammer Games. All of the details above are subject to change before launch, so please be vary of that.

SOURCE: Reddit

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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.

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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.

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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.


For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 as well as our hub on Warzone 2.

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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.

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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

ghost in call of duty modern warfare 2

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

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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 when the game releases on October 25, 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy release date: Holiday 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.

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.

Final Fantasy XVI release date: late 2022

Final Fantasy XVI protagonist

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

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

Battle Pass

Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

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.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are approaching Season 3 at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

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:

Bundles

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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.


Also, check out how Vanguard is officially getting a round-based Zombies map after Season 3 or how Warzone players are begging for Godzilla & King Kong Operator skins.

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