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When older gamers think of Call of Duty, they probably recall Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and screeching 10 year-olds on Xbox Live. The thing is, that game came out in 2007. Those same screeching ten-year-olds are now beer-chugging 24-year-olds, and it's a fair bet that a lot of them are still playing Call of Duty. Upcoming title CoD:Vanguard is on the horizon—slated for release November 5—but the big titles in that franchise right now are still the free-to-play battle royale CoD: Warzone and its shared-progress sibling CoD: Black Ops Cold War, both created by a coalition of developers headed by Raven Software. Never let it be said that Raven doesn't know its audience. For... Read more...
For as hard as Activision has been trying to stifle leaked information about Call of Duty: Vanguard through a series of Digital Millennium Copyright Act take down notices, it is proving to be an impossible task. Even the publisher's own partners can't keep a secret, apparently. Earlier this morning, Sony leaked when the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal is scheduled to take place. Sony's inadvertent tip comes on the heels of several tweets and forum posts being removed, that had depicted artwork and imagery from the upcoming game. Activision is trying really hard to keep everything under wraps, but if Sony's tip is any indication, the publisher can finally dial back its efforts in the coming days.... Read more...
For quite some time, popular battle royale game Fortnite has enjoyed crossover events with characters from other IPs and movies. It is about time for Call of Duty to get on that action, and it is happening in an explosive way with ‘80s action heroes coming to Verdansk. Players will be able to play as John McClane or Rambo across Call of Duty Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile in this upcoming mid-season update. Starting today, the ‘80s Action Heroes event comes with a variety of limited-time content bundles and game modes alongside weapons, maps and other new features. To kick things off first, highly decorated MACV-SOG soldier John Rambo is coming as an operator in the “Rambo”... Read more...
Earlier today, NVIDIA announced that Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 is now available in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (campaign, multiplayer, Spec Ops) and Call of Duty: Warzone. For those not in the know, NVIDIA's DLSS 2.0 uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to up-sample a lower resolution, giving gamers a boost in performance while offering image quality that's comparable to gaming at a higher [native] resolution. The performance uplift offered by DLSS 2.0 is made possible by the specialized Tensor cores found in GeForce RTX hardware in conjunction with the AI/ML algorithms and hooks incorporated into the game. For example, when using a 4K Balanced setting with... Read more...
This week, Activision slipped up and sold a new crossbow weapon for Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, which some players spent real money on. Now, the company has pulled the weapon and promised refunds, but some players are irate about the turn of events. On March 18th, a bundle with a blueprint for the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow was sold in the Warzone store for 1200 COD points, which is around $12. Though patch notes did not mention the bow, many still bought the weapon and used it in Black Ops Cold War. The crossbow base version was also usable in Black Ops Cold War and was unlockable by completing a challenge that required three One Shot, One Kill medals in 15 separate games. That... Read more...
How big will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it's Warzone spin-off, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ultimately get before all is said and done? Even Activision may not have a definitive answer to that question. However, the publisher did warn that the latest update could prove too bulky for some base model PlayStation 4 console owners, who may have to delete some content to make room. Activision has begun pushing out the Season Two update, and like previous ones, it requires a lot of storage space. So much, in fact, that Activision issued a warning to PS4 owners. "Those who own a standard PlayStation 4 with a default hard drive of 500GB may need to make room if they have the full versions... Read more...
Call of Duty has somewhat of a reputation, in which either a bunch of 12-year-olds yell at you about vile things or you lose the game because of a hacker. As time goes on, it seems there is much less of the former and more of the latter for unknown reasons. In any case, the Call of Duty team is looking to solve the problems of cheating after long-standing annoyance in the community. Recently, popular YouTuber and streamer Vikkstar posted a video explaining that Call of Duty was riddled with cheaters, which led him to quit the game for the time being. The video even showed another player cheating during their live stream, and though the cheater lost, it still added insult to injury. This is why... Read more...
What would you do if you could be invisible? Actually, it is probably best if you do not answer that question. There is no such magical elixir of transparency anyway, though the recently released Cold War Season One update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare carries with it a glitch that allows players to wander around completely unseen and immune to most damage. Uh oh. As you can imagine, this has led to some hilarious hijinks. Well, I say it is hilarious from an outside perspective looking in—for those on the receiving end of being battered to death with blunt force trauma from an unseen foe, I suppose it is not actually all that funny. The clips, however, are amusing, like this one where... Read more...
NVIDIA is pushing out a new 'Game Ready' driver for its GeForce GPUs (WHQL 456.55), and with it comes Reflex support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone, along with optimizations for Star Wars: Squadrons. The GPU maker also claims its latest driver "improves stability in certain games on RTX 30 series GPUs" as well. Consider yourself lucky if you managed to pick up a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 (and have not been running into any issues with cheap capacitors). Those cards are in super high demand, and as a result, NVIDIA and its retail partners quickly sold out of initial inventories, leading to silly prices on eBay. More supply will come, of course, as well as... Read more...
This past week has been full of video game updates and Call of Duty is no exception. Infinity Ward just dropped the Season Four Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone which includes new contracts, weapons, and has temporarily increased the number of players in Warzone. Update Size and Requirements The update is between 22-36GB in size for Modern Warfare owners. Console players will also need to install an additional 3.5GB update and then reboot their system. Warzone players will need to download an update that is between 22GB-30GB. Infinity Ward promises that there will be a “reduction to the overall footprint.” This is overall smaller than the Season 4... Read more...
Publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward have figured out a surefire way to rile up gamers—push out a game update that checks in at a whopping 84 gigabytes. Actually, it is closer to 85GB, but even rounding down does little quell the rising tide of criticism over massive game updates, a category this one punches into like the Kool-Aid character smashing through a wall. To the credit of Infinity Ward, the developer offered a heads up that the update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone would be "large." That may have been underselling it a bit, but at least the sizeable download did not come completely out of left field. "The Season 4 download is going to be large. In order... Read more...
Call of Duty: Warzone players will be thrilled to hear that the highly anticipated Battle Royale Duos has arrived to the game. Players can now match up with a partner and drop into Verdansk using Battle Royale rules. Players can pair up with a friend or can be matched up with a random player. The goal of Duos is for the pair of operatives to outlast all of the other teams in the match. During the action, if one of a duo goes down, their partner can revive them before they bleed out and lose their loadout. Reviving them will prevent the downed player from being taken to the Gulag where they have to fight one on one to earn the right to return to the game. A downed Call of Duty Warzone... Read more...
A new trailer for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 has surfaced, and the trailer confirms that an iconic character from the franchise is returning. Captain Price is joining the game as an operator, and the launch date for the new season was confirmed as June 3. The teaser trailer can be seen in the tweet embedded below and offers a summary of the events that happened in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The end of the trailer has a teaser for Season 4 and that wraps up with the return of Captain Price for the battle royale mode. The return of Price was teased through the official Call of Duty app and emails that hinted at the return of a popular character. App users received a notification on May 20... Read more...
Activision has begun rolling out a new patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone, and with it comes a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Normally those sort of things would be embraced. But on the other side of the coin, the sheer size of Activision's patches are the cause of consternation among some gamers. Modern Warfare already takes up a sizeable chunk of storage space—over 100GB on PCs and consoles. A patch delivered last month checked at 15GB, which drew some eyebrows, while the latest version 1.21 update is up to twice as big, depending on the platform. It is around 20GB on the PlayStation 4, and around 30GB on the Xbox One and PC. After applying the patch,... Read more...
Players who cheat are the scourge of online gaming, and it is an ongoing problem in popular titles. Suspensions and permanent bans are the tools of the trade for developers and publishers who seek to keep the issue at bay, though Infinity Ward and Activision have another idea—players suspected of cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be matched up together. This is in line with Activision's "zero tolerance" policy towards cheating. At the beginning of the month, the publisher announced it had dropped the ban hammer on 50,000 cheaters in Warzone alone, and promised to provide updated stats as time went on. The most recent update came on April 13, in which... Read more...
Let us all take a moment of silence for the tens of thousands of cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone, who publisher Activision has permanently banned since the battle royale mode launched earlier this month. Just kidding, go ahead and celebrate—pump your fist in the air, high five your cat, or do whatever makes you feel happy. But don't cheat, because cheaters suck. Activision agrees, and is coming down hard with a "zero tolerance" policy. Since launching Warzone, Activision says it has dropped the ban hammer on more than 50,000 players worldwide, and we are sure that number will grow as time goes on. "We take all forms of cheating very seriously, maintaining a level and fair playing field... Read more...
We think it’s fair to say that Activision has a winner on its hands with Call of Duty: Warzone. The standalone battle royale game launched two weeks ago to much fanfare and has been well received by gamers (and the gaming press). With popular, free-to-play mechanics and good worth-of-mouth buzz, Activision-Blizzard is now claiming that Warzone has hit 30 million active players in less than two weeks. To put that figure into perspective, when Apex Legends launched back in 2019, it racked up 25 million players in a week. However, Warzone has one big thing going for it when it comes to its stellar player numbers: COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Over 30 million of you have dropped... Read more...
Call of Duty: Warzone is officially here and six million players have already jumped into the fray. The game is similar to other battle royale games, but there are distinct differences that set it apart. Here is the information you need to know to survive, thrive, and dominate in Call of Duty: Warzone. First and foremost, Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale video game. It is a free update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players, but it can also be accessed for free by anyone with a Playstation 4, Xbox One, or PC. The game features two modes- Plunder and Battle Royale. Battle Royale players will need to survive until the end of their match, while Plunder players are expected... Read more...
Updated March 9th @ 1:27pm Activision has gone official with Call of Duty: Warzone, and confirms that it is a cross-platform battle royale game that is free-to-play and will support up to 150 players. The game will launch tomorrow at 11am EST, and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can read more about the game via this blog in the source link below, and check out the trailer for Call of Duty: Warzone here: Our original, unedited story continues below:  Call of Duty fans who have been itching for some more battle royale gameplay will get their wish when Warzone drops, whenever that might be. It has to be coming soon—there are too many leaks and rumors for Warzone... Read more...