November 6 is the new “Black” Friday, the next Call of Duty will be in your grubby its. The world reveal trailer has been released, a beta for pre-orders confirmed and a whole host of assets for fans of the series to drool over – only one question remains, “Will you be taking the Black?”
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Queue the comparisons to other games – Destiny… Titanfall… Deus Ex… check out the reveal trailer below and make up your own mind – for me, I really like the look of it – fast gameplay with a reveal trailer that doesn’t dwell too much on showing off the grandeur set pieces that COD is renowned for.
As good as it looks though, with Battlefront and Halo 5 out in the same release period, COD will have to fall to third on my list – good job my birthday is at the end of the year – no prizes for guessing the three things on my list!
Now, let’s see if PlayStation announce any exclusivity in the next 24 hours – last year, Xbox waited 24 hours before unveiling their deal with Activision.
For years Xbox has enjoyed timed exclusivity on Call of Duty’s various DLC packs, but could this be about to change? CharlieIntel seems to think so. The points they make could just be coincidence but I for one wouldn’t be surprised to see a shift in power of exclusivity.
- PlayStation 4 has a bigger user base. Activision have already shown their hand by giving Destiny special attention on PS4. Microsoft have Halo 5 coming out around the same time.
Could Halo 5 be the biggest reason that Activision might push their multiplayer shooter to a platform that doesn’t have a direct rival? My gut feeling is yes, so I’ll side with CharlieIntel on this and say this – prepare to see PlayStation take the limelight with Black Ops III DLC.
No doubt tomorrow’s reveal will tell us more in regards to the future of any DLC exclusivity.
I’m confused, am I watching the latest teaser trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops III or the latest teaser for Deus Ex? There’s certainly a strong focus on prosthetic limbs and super humans – luckily we won’t have to wait long for answers (hopefully), because the full world reveal premiers at the end of the month – April 26.
A brand spankin’ new patch is currently being deployed to Advanced Warfare and it contains plenty of changes and additions.
The new update contains 15 (yes, fifteen) new prestiges, as the current 15 just isn’t enough for some players, as well as adding a grand master prestige rank if you manage to grind through all 30 of them. So, that’ll keep people busy for another few months at least.
That’s not all, Sledgehammer Games have been hard at work making slight adjustments to the current arsenal of weapons in the game to help even out the playing field. The most notable change in this update is the increased movement speed with LMG’s and the slight nerf to the ASM1 SMG’s rate of fire.
Esport fans will also be pleased to hear that the broadcaster mode has also received a notable face lift and it now looks fabulous. Just in time for Call of Duty Championships too!
Full details below for the 4th March 2015 update via Charlie Intel.
- Full Royalty Character Loot Set unlocked. Connectivity Optimizations Connectivity and matchmaking improvements when in a party. Added 15 Master Prestige ranks and Grand Master Prestige. Added 15 more Daily Supply Drop Challenges. Fixed a rare issue where players were not able to spawn into the game. Fixed the sound of the SAC3 with the Suppressor Attachment to not play in stereo to all players on the map. Fixed a rare issue where players would spawn without a gun. Players will now be shown a “Player does not own the map pack” message when a player without the Havoc DLC joins their party. Added the ability for purchased Create-A-Class slots to appear in Private Matches. [Xbox One] Connectivity improvement to Xbox Live servers when returning from Energy-Saving mode. [Xbox One, Xbox » Continue Reading.
Call of Duty Championship 2015 takes place in just a few months time and to help build a lil’ bit of hype, Sledgehammer Games have just dropped a brand new pack of skins revolving around the tournament and it’s now available on Xbox Live.
For just $3.99, you can get your hands on the premium Championship 2015 bundle which contains a themed exoskeleton, weapon camouflages, calling card, helmet and reticules. Best of all? It’s covered in gold from top to bottom, as you can see above.
I think this is one of the first times in Call of Duty history where the gold gun camo is well, actually gold, unlike past attempts which have been mustard/off yellow colour.
If that isn’t enough, you can also purchase additional create-a-class and armory slots which add tonnes of new room for just $1.99 a piece.
Disappointingly, Activision have yet to detail whether any of the money from these pack will go towards the Championship 2015 prize pool, similar to what plenty of other eSport tournaments have done in the past.
I strongly recommend you take a seat before you read any further as this will blow your mind.
Treyarch have just confirmed on Twitter that they’re currently developing a Call of Duty title and it’ll be launching this year.
COD in 2015 confirmed. We look forward to carrying on the conversation…that is, if we haven’t started it already. #InDevelopment
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) February 5, 2015
The Call of Duty series is currently being worked on by three different studios, each releasing a title once every three years. Treyarch in 2012, Infinity Ward in 2013, Sledgehammer Games in 2014 and Treyarch in 2015. It’s a pretty great pattern as it’ll hopefully mean games receiving plenty of polish and tonnes of new features.
Treyarch and David Vonderhaar have been teasing details about this upcoming title for a few days now and it’s so far seems to be pointing in the direction of a return to World War II.
You can’t help but be slightly curious as it’s been a bloody long time since we’ve had a truly great World War II title.
The first batch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC is now live on Xbox platforms and with it comes a brand new update which will hopefully fix a variety of bugs.
The ‘Havoc’ DLC contains four new maps, one new weapon and the highly anticipated exo-zombie survival mode, which looks bloody fantastic. You can grab it right now if it sounds like your sort of thing for £11.59 on its own or £34.99 if you decide to pick up the season pass instead.
If that isn’t enough, Sledgehammer Games’ have just released another game update that comes in at a staggering 1.7GB, it’s given some guns a much needed nerf as well as fixed a variety of other map/spawn/gamemode issues.
Full patch notes below or on the Call of Duty blog.
Xbox 360 Specific: Challenge Updates: •Added new Supply Drop Daily Challenges.
Broadcaster UI Updates: •Addressed rare issue with eSports Broadcaster HUD disappearing.
Ranked Play Updates: •Addressed issue where Join Session in progress in Ranked Play was still active. •Addressed issue where players were dropping multiple divisions after a match in Ranked Play. •Addressed rare issue with wins counting as losses in Ranked Play.
Game Update: Xbox One / Xbox 360
In-Game Updates: •Adjusted the center point of some sniper scopes. •Fixed a rare crash issue when switching profiles for guest users. •Fixed a rare crash issue when using camos on a weapon. •Fixed the sound of the SAC3 with the Suppressor Attachment to not play in stereo to all players on the map. •Various matchmaking and connectivity improvements. •Fixed issue where announcer’s voice ignores the in-game option to disable it. •Fixed a rare issue when the Riot Shield would not be selected when changing classes. •Various adjustments to the Riot Shield; including model popping up at random, mantling » Continue Reading.
The famous COD 2XP is back and it’s locked and loaded ready for you to use and abuse your way to your next Prestige level. This weekend will also include two special playlists – Hardcore Mosh Pot and Comeback 24/7.
The event will run until 5pm GMT January 26 – best of luck soldier and remember… no camping!
There’s tongue in cheek trailers and then there’s Call of Duty trailers – this time the team at Sledgehammer are dressing up their Havoc DLC announcement trailer with an amusing look at just who is behind the Kill cams of COD.
Randall Higgins is the man, the KillCameraman and he gets himself into some rather amusing situations in order to grab those kill cams. Of course the main attraction is a look at the Havoc DLC – the first DLC pack for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.
Available to download from January 27, the DLC includes four new maps, bonus weapons and Exo Zombies – the new co-op mode that could almost be a stand alone game.