Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar covers Season 3 League Play, COD Championship, eSports Events, Pending Game Update, as well as Community Game Nights.
Xbox 360/PS3 Patch Notes:
Game Update Notes: Mar. 12, 2013
-The CODcast control panel can now optionally show the overhead map in the player list in games with 10 players or less.
-Added the ability to view past seasons for all the leagues a team has been a part of in League History.
-Background Downloading has been enabled on XBOX 360.
Multiplayer Issues Addressed
-Resolved an issue where players were receiving an error message when trying to join a System Link or LAN Party lobby without internet connection.
-Resolved Select Fire reverting back to default settings after a round transition.
-Fixed a potential exploit using the Trophy System.
-Addressed an issue with the Collector’s Edition camo un-equipping from weapons.
-Addressed an issue with the Peacekeeper not appearing for players that join into a match that is already in progress.
-Resolved an issue on Drone where the automatic doors at the weapon plant would trigger/destroy Lethal Equipment.
-Addressed an issue with the highlight for the Dual Band Scope on players equipped with certain weapons.
-Fixed an issue with the planted bomb disappearing at the “B” site on Hydro when the water floods.
-Addressed an issue with the VTOL Warship not destroying if hit when exiting the map.
-Players will now be able to complete the Shredder Scorestreak challenge using a Death Machine from a care package.
-The Stealth Chopper no longer counts towards completion of the Chopper Hunter challenge.
-Resolved an issue where planted Riot Shields were not getting destroyed by the gondolas in Downhill.
-Resolved an issue with C4 and Bouncing Betty’s killing players on contact.
-Fixed an issue where the Combat Axe would sometime destroy the Guardian.
Addressed a missing image issue with the Medals section of the Combat Record for new players.
-Players with Hard Wired equipped will no longer lose their Care Package if throwing it while an enemy EMP Scorestreak is active.
-Fixed an issue with bomb plants being automatically aborted while a Care Package or Hunter Killer Drone is equipped.
-Hosts can now kick players in Custom Game lobbies.
-Hint text for the Camera toggle in the Live Stream menu updated to include support for the XBOX 360 Kinect sensor.
-Videos being rendered in the Theater will no longer be automatically canceled when the controller disconnects.
-The CODcast UI is now displaying the flag for the Flag Carrier in the Objective column.
-Addressed a button mapping issue in the Emblem Options menu.
-Resolved an issue with the red crosshair appearing in the Target Finder when targeting an enemy equipped with Cold Blooded.
-Fixed an issue with the stats tracking for the Executioner’s Accuracy in the Combat Record.
-Fixed an issue where the Friends List showed a joinable/green arrow icon for players who were not playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
-Resolved an issue where the turret in the northern building on Turbine would become unusable.
-Addressed an issue with the Lightning Strike Scorestreak if the player had the tablet out during a host migration.
-Fixed an issue with some weapons having invisible magazines from 3rd person animations during an automatic reload.
-Resolved an issue on XBOX 360 with backing out of a Guest Account sign-in.
Addressed an issue where the game would sometimes crash after repeated host migrations.
-Fixed knife lunge launching players on the Express map.
-Fixed an issue where the player could get an empty War Machine or Death Machine when switching classes at the start of the match.
-Addressed a loss of functionality for the player and guest when switching between Multiplayer and Zombies and having the guest switch back to Multiplayer.
-Match clocks in Multi-Team and Free-for-All games modes no longer continue to tick down in Theater when a CODcast game is paused.
-Resolved an issue where planting a -Claymore in front of a crouched player with a Riot Shield would cause the Claymore to fly across the map.
-Resolved a couple of overlapping UI issues when CODcasting.
-Players can now turn the Voice Icon On/Off when CODcasting a match in Theater.
Spawn System Improvements:
-Reduced the weight of positive team spawn influencers on owned Domination flags. This reduces cases in Domination where players may spawn near their team but also near danger.
-Added more spawn points to Hijacked for Demolition and Kill Confirmed, which improves the spawn-picking algorithm on that map in those game modes.
-Adjusted spawn influencers on Standoff for improved spawn-picking algorithms in all game modes.
-MSMC: Recoil has been increased.
MSMC: Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.
-PDW57: Recoil has been increased.
PDW57: Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.
-KAP-40: Dual wield damage reduced.
-KAP-40: Dual wield hip fire accuracy has been reduced.
-MMS: Cold blooded now renders enemies almost completely invisible to MMS.
-QBB-LSW: Medium range damage increased.
-HAMR: Medium range damage increased.
-FAL OSW + Select Fire: Damage reduced when firing full auto.
-SMR + Select Fire: Damage reduced when firing full auto.
-Type 25: Move speed increased.
-Type 25: Medium range damage increased.
-SCAR: Long range damage increased.
-SWAT-556: Long range damage increased.
-M1216: Medium range damage increased.
-Ballista + Iron Sight: Idle sway reduced.
Zombies Issues Addressed
-Resolved several issues with exploitable areas in the Die Rise
-Resolved several exploits in Green Run
-Resolved network/connectivity issues that could occur in the frontend and lobbies.
SOURCE: @Treyarch and CallOfDuty.com
Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future
After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.
Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.
Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.
This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.
Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.
Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.
“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”
His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.
Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”
“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”
With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.
If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.
Image Credit: Activision / EA
Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.
One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.
Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.
Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.
However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.
The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.
Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.
Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.
The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.
This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.
Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.
He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”
Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.
Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.
Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy
How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more
COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.
COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great cosmetics and other items to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.
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 Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.
Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.
So with our detailed guide today, we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.
What is the price of COD Points?
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 some 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 for $1.99 or £1.79
- 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
- 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
- 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
- 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
- 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
- 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99
How do I 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.
These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.
This method is only for PC players.
A quick visit to the Battle.net shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.
This method is only for PlayStation players.
Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.
You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.
Xbox Microsoft Store
This method is only for Xbox players.
Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.
You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.
Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.
Where do I spend my COD Points?
Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.
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.
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.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles 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 Season 2, 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 can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:
- Purchase it from the Official Call of Duty website
- Buy it from the in-game store on your respective platform
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.
Image credits: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software
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