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Setting the stage for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s story



At E3, Infinity Ward is showing members of the press and those attending a very early level in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s campaign, which sets up the story that players will play throughout in the title.

The Beginning

The story begins on Earth, where the world’s organizations, known as UNSA, have gathered at Geneva, Switzerland for the Fleet Parade Week.

“We try to start out the game trying to show who this enemy is, the depravities they’ll commit to get what they want and, with that context, you’ll understand what the stakes are,” Kurosaki said in an interview with Polygon.

The entire Fleet Week Parade is sponsored by the Solar Alliance Treaty Organization, SATO. The week’s celebration is ended abruptly, however, as the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), the enemy group in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, strikes the city. SDF, according to GameInformer’s newest magazine issue, is trying to get complete control of the galaxy. Infinite Warfare’s story stays within our solar system, Infinity Ward has confirmed.

The basis of the story for Infinite Warfare is the fight for resources as the availability of Earth’s resources is starting to fade away. Following SDF’s attack on Geneva, everything’s in chaos; enemy drop pads are landing across the area, with SDF soldiers coming out ready to take control. SDF has a two pronged assault when they start their attack on Geneva: a sleeper-cell takes down Earth’s planetary defense systems, while also ground forces attack and take down world leaders. The sleeper-cell that attacks in Geneva is called Riah; they have slowly waiting and planned for years to make their attack.

Players play through the entire campaign as Captain Nick Reyes; Reyes starts off with fighting on the ground in this opening mission — attempting to take down the enemy forces, but quickly, the action transitions to the Jackal fight as SDF forces are taking down Earth’s defense systems.

Following this opening missions, Reyes is promoted from a Lieutenant to a Captain, who takes command of one of the remaining ships available, the Retribution.


At the Retribution, players have great control over which mission they want to play next. The entire story in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can be played linearly, but there is also side missions. These side missions let you attack SDF ships where players will have the ability to get new weapons and more equipment to better suit themselves up to fight on in the story.

“What you get narratively from experiencing these missions, it fleshes out the world of the Settlement Defense Front, and the way they […] how they live, the contents of their ships — there are mechanical benefits of going on these missions,” Minkoff said to Polygon.

You have the ability to see your crew, interact with them, and even get ready for your mission on the shooting range in the ship. The feeling and mood of the crew on the Retribution will change and adapt as the story progresses on.

“The Retribution is our home. an evolving, mutating hub for Reyes to come back to between each mission,” Kurosaki says to GameInformer. “Remember that there is no backup for us. The Retribution was not supplied before the Geneva attack when this thing started, we just happened to be at the parade. We’re not ready for deployment. Your crew will be bringing together everything they have to keep that thing floating and keeping us from losing the war.”

Infinity Ward says the Retribution’s inside was designed around Navy and NASA protocols and functionality. Many parts of the ship can be replaced, which allows the ship to be prepared for any number of challenges.

Settlement Defense Front

The SDF is probably one of the most “evil” enemy forces encountered in Call of Duty. The face of the SDF is played by Kit Harington. In the newest GameInformer issue, Taylor Kurosaki says:

“They (SDF) considers themselves the true inheritors of the solar system. They feel like their way of life is stronger, more pure. They fell that by living off-world that makes them more worthy of running our solar system and consider the people of Earth weak.”

The SDF is seeking out ways to get resources; if the SDF wins, that means much needed resources do not make it to Earth. SDF has used their advancements to re-program many of their ‘service droids’ from doing labor work to becoming killers. SDF puts a large focus on the usage of being efficient, which ensures none of their resources goes to waste.

The face of the SDF is Admiral Salen Kotch, who is the commander of the Olympus Mons, the enemies’ main home ship in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The Olympus Mons is twice as a large as the Retribution, according to GameInformer. The battle will exist between fighting the never ending enemy forces and re-taking control over the resources of the world to bring to Earth.

Infinity Ward has put an emphasis to state this story is trying to bring that “classic war” style battle, soldier on soldier, while still taking Call of Duty to a brand new setting.

Sources: GameInformer’s July Magazine, Polygon

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CouRage explains what “killed” his love for CoD Multiplayer

Popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage revealed the main reason his love for CoD Multiplayer was “killed.”



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CouRage has given fans the reason why he has lost his love for the standard Call of Duty Multiplayer mode.

Call of Duty has always been praised for its Multiplayer mode, which became its most popular aspect ever since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2007.

The Multiplayer mode spawned a massive community of players, some of which made a living through becoming professional players and content creators.

With the game developing so fast, many of these players have ultimately fallen out of love with the standard Multiplayer mode, with things like Warzone and other battle royale games becoming more appealing. With that being said, CouRage revealed why he no longer has the passion to play CoD Multiplayer.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest installment in the franchise, which of course comes along with the classic Multiplayer mode that a lot of players look forward to every year.

Over the years, this mode has changed a lot, from Exo suits to the return of boots on the ground gameplay. As well as this, players began to realize that the game possessed a skill-based matchmaking system, which has since become a very controversial topic of conversation in recent years.

For those wondering why popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage isn’t grinding Vanguard’s Multiplayer mode, he revealed back in 2020 that “Skill based matchmaking” killed his love for Call of Duty’s Multiplayer mode, which is a system that pits similarly skilled players against each other.

In the tweet, CouRage explains that SBMM causes players to “sweat 100% of the time,” with no “pop off” games and “ability to use fun weapons,” asking Warzone to “save” him. This is very telling considering Warzone became his go-to game for quite some time.

A recent Reddit post brought this tweet back up for players to share their opinions on SBMM in Call of Duty. Some of the users are clearly in agreement with the streamer, with one comment saying:

“Matchmaking should not be skill based.. that why there is ranked mode to play on your own skills. Sadly they dont make competitive modes that rewards any way.”

Having said that, the community is definitely torn, as others feel as if SBMM is justified: “I feel like a lot of proficient COD players do not seem to understand that their “relaxed” games were built upon the backs of all of us who are mediocre to average players.”

Ultimately, SBMM was most likely introduced to make the game more accessible for new players, which may be a massive part of Call of Duty’s continued success. However, that clearly is alienating the more advanced and experienced players.

With CoD 2022 in the works, perhaps Activision will decide to switch it up, or players will be getting the same experience that may not be as appealing to the individuals who have been playing Call of Duty for years.

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Clever CoD Zombies trick gives Chronicles players unlimited max ammo

CoD Zombies players have discovered a useful Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles trick that grants you unlimited max ammo drops.



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Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode is popular among Call of Duty players, and now few of them have discovered a trick that grants you infinite max ammo drops in Zombies Chronicles.

Call of Duty players have been disappointed with Vanguard Zombies, and many of them have gone back to Black Ops 3. The game offers players 13 different maps after the release of Zombies Chronicles.

If you play enough times, you’re bound to pick up some useful tricks. Now one has been discovered that grants you infinite max ammo drops in the Zombies Chronicles Shangri-La map.

CoD Zombies trick for unlimited max ammo 

Zombie Monkeys in Black Ops 3

Reddit user ‘I_Play_Zetsubou’ showcased this trick in the CoD Zombies subreddit. It requires you to drop into Shangri-La and acquire the Widow’s Wine Perk, which is located in the mines.

Zombie Monkeys will randomly appear whenever there’s a drop on the map. They attempt to steal the drop you need to kill them before you can collect it yourself. However, they can be helpful for this trick.

Here’s how you can get infinite ammo in CoD Zombies:

  1. Collect Widow’s Wine on Shangri-La
  2. Take out zombies until the Widow’s Wine grenade refill drop appears
  3. Let a Zombie Monkey steal the Widow’s Wine grenade drop
  4. Kill the Zombies Monkey after it cycles over the max ammo

This trick will keep filling up your max ammo, and you can repeat these steps to ensure that you never run out of rounds. While players have been able to visit this version of the map for a while, many of them were unaware of this tactic.

“I never would have noticed till you posted this,” commented one surprised user. So, if you find yourself running low on bullets when playing on the Shangri-La map, then this can save your life.

For more Call of Duty, check out this Bizarre Warzone glitch that breaks players’ audio after getting kills and how to fix Warzone Pacific & Modern Warfare’s Status Goldflake error.

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Call of Duty remains best-selling franchise in the US for 14th year in a row

After being released back in November, it has now been confirmed that Vanguard has continued Call of Duty’s long line of success.



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Call of Duty continues to achieve success in the gaming industry year after year, as Vanguard continues its run of the best-selling game.

Official data and information regarding the United States Video Games Consumer Spread has revealed that Call of Duty has managed to continue its streak for the best-selling game within its release month for 14 years running.

Along with Warzone dominating the battle royale genre in gaming, Vanguard has also achieved success, keeping the franchise as prominent as ever.

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The month of November 2021 saw various big-name games released, but one inevitably came out on top. In competition with Battlefield 2042 and even GTA the Definitive Edition, Call of Duty Vanguard managed to absolutely smash it once again by becoming the best-selling game of its release month.

Executive Director & Video Game Industry Advisor Mat Piscatella released the information via Twitter.

They Tweeted out the United States Video Games Consumer Spread for the month of November 2021, which showed Call of Duty top the charts yet again for the 14th year in a row.

They also revealed that Call of Duty: Vanguard is the “2nd best-selling game of 2021 to date [December 13, 2021].”

Behind Vanguard, Battlefield 2042 took the spot as the second best-selling game of November 2021, which isn’t much of a surprise as the two franchises stand as the most popular FPS games in the industry.

This is great news for the developer of Call of Duty Vanguard, as it wouldn’t be ideal if Vanguard became the installment that broke the franchise’s winning streak.

Players are continuing to enjoy the game’s Multiplayer, and the Campaign received strong reviews so hats off to Activision and Sledgehammer Games.

For more on Call of Duty news, stay tuned on CharlieINTEL.

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