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Forbes recently got the chance to meet up with the composer for Black Ops 3’s soundtrack, Jack Wall, and talk about the changes in the audio that the team is bringing to Black Ops 3, over what they did in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. According to Forbes, Treyarch has built a new audio engine for Black Ops 3 that now relies less on scripted events, but now are trigged based upon contextual clues.

Developer Treyarch has built an entirely new audio engine that’s designed to be less reliant on big, scripted events and allow the soundtrack and cinematic elements to trigger based on contextual clues. The team has been working to incorporate more tactical choice into the gameplay, but they’ve still got to find a way to make the bombast Call of Duty is known for fit into that more fluid setting.

“We can script in music in a number of different ways to make it more interactive depending on what the player is doing. All the cinematics in the game are driven by the engine, so it looks seamless. Sometimes we just keep music going through those moments, other times we’ll go into a new cue, but the way that we transition to the way to what was happening before into that is totally seamless, and it all happens on the fly,” he says. “Let’s say you’re in a battle situation, and when you fire the last shot — on the next bar there would be a cross fade into an outro, which takes you down to no music, and that would crossfade seamlessly so that it feels like the same piece of music. Other times we might go into a cinematic right from battle, so we put a hit right on the thing to denote that something is dramatic is happening, and then fade out into the cinematic music. It works really well — their engine is way better than it was in Black Ops 2.”

In addition, Forbes has shared a sneak peek of the new soundtrack.

SOURCE: Forbes

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Patch Update 1.33 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 live now

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A new patch update for Treyarch’s 2015 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The patch update is version 1.33 and is 1.5GB on PS4 and 2GB on Xbox One.

The new patch update does not appear to bring any new content to the game. It may be similar to the Call of Duty: WWII update that released last week, in that it’s a new security update to match state privacy laws.

This is one the first updates for Black Ops 3 in a long time. The company stopped supporting the game after Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s content season went into full gear.

We will update if notes are provided.

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Call of Duty Black Friday 2019 Deals

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Black Friday 2019 is almost here! In this post, we are sharing all of the Call of Duty related deals that are available at retailers across the US.

The biggest sale event of the year is incoming, and we’re sharing some of the big deals on Call of Duty and consoles for this holiday season.

Here’s a breakdown of deals by retailers and digital stores:

PlayStation Store (Deals available Nov. 22 through Dec. 2):

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition — $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition — $63.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Standard Edition — $49.79

PlayStation Deals:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro — $299.99
  • PlayStation Plus 1 Year Membership — 25% off
  • PlayStation 4 Slim with Three Only On PlayStation Games — $199.99

Blizzard Battle.net:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition — $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition — $63.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Standard Edition — $49.79

Xbox Store (Xbox Store Deals now live for Xbox Live Gold Members):

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition — $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition — $63.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Standard Edition — $49.79
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Digital Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Standard Edition — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Ops Pass — $19.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Digital Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Launch Edition — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare + Modern Warfare Remastered — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts — $23.99
  • Call of Duty 2 (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 25% off
  • Call of Duty 3 (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 25% off
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 50% off
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 50% off
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season Pass — 60% off
  • Call of Duty: World at War (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 25% off

Xbox Deals:

  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin — $149.99
  • Xbox One X Gears 5 Bundle — $349.99
  • Xbox Games Pass Ultimate — First 3 Months for $1

Amazon:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $38
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

GameStop:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $38
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $27
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • PlayStation 4 Pro White Only at GameStop — $299
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99
  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin – $149
  • 1 Year PlayStation Plus — $44.99
  • 3 Months of Xbox Live Gold — $14.99

Best Buy

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $39.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $29.99
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin – $149
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

Walmart

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with 3 hours Double XP – $38
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $25
  • Call of Duty: WWII — $25
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 (Xbox One / Xbox 360) — $15
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • Xbox One X Gears of War 5 Bundle — $349.99
  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin – $149
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

Target:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $45
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $24.99
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

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Fix for Gorod Krovi Easter Egg in Black Ops 3 coming this week

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Treyarch has announced that the fix for Gorod Krovi Easter Egg in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is finally coming after the issue was discovered in May 2018.

The bug will be fixed in a patch update as soon as Thursday, August 15 on consoles.

Almost there, Black Ops 3 Zombies fans… our fix for the “Gorod Krovi” main quest outro cutscene is currently planned to deploy on consoles as early as Thursday, August 15th. Keep an eye on Twitter to be the first to know when the patch is live, and thanks for your patience while we get this one over the finish line.

Treyarch said that the timing could change, so stay tuned for updates on the new update as it deploys on PS4 and Xbox One for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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