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Sabotage is coming to Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Tomorrow sees the release of the first DLC for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Titled Sabotage the DLC will bring 4 new multiplayer maps and the next terrifying Zombies installment from Willard Wyler’s horror film archive: Rave in the Redwoods. However due to Activisions love of all things Sony and the exclusive deal they have, Xbox One players will probably have to wait till the end of February before they can get their hands on it.

So as you can see from the Preview Trailer, Sabotage is bringing with it four new multiplayer maps in the form of Noir, Renaissance, Neon and Dominion.

Noir – Head to a grim future Brooklyn where a heavy curfew is in place. Navigate tight corners through abandoned city streets in this medium sized classic three-lane map.

Renaissance – Don’t be distracted by the idyllic Venetian canals, this map is an intense urban combat zone funneling fast-paced gameplay through a small, split figure eight design.

Neon – Originally designed for future urban warfare simulation, this “Z” shaped map is a glitched out digital city featuring long sight-lines and flanking routes supporting any style of gameplay.

Dominion – In this reimagining of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 classic map ‘Afghan,’ ranged combat is focused from a variety of strategic vantage points to the center of this sprawling crash site.

Sabotage Maps

Rave in Redwoods is the next Zombies installment from Willard Wyler’s horror film archive, and now that the characters have escaped the deadly theme park they find themselves in an abandoned camp / rave where most of the inhabitants just happen to be Zombies. Will you survive the night and most of all will you avoid becoming a trophy for The Slasher or a tasty meal for Bigfoot.

For more information about this DLC and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, check out the Official Website. Keep tuned for further information and as soon as a release date is known for the Xbox One we will let you know.

Infinite Warfare Quartermaster update brings lots of new toys

So we’re all use to the Black Market Dealer updates in Black Ops 3 and therefore Infinite Warfare is no differerent, receiving the first of many updates to come over the year. So what goodies can we now get our hands on?

So as you can see not only can we get our hands on the new EMC Switchblade, the Mauler Sentinel or the KBS Longbow Bombshell, but we also now have access to the new MKII’s offering +15% XP. In fact this update is huge, containing over 100+ MKII’s, 9 new Prototypes and over 600 customisations including Helmets and Accesories, hmmm – choices choices.

Now the one thing I’ve learnt while playing Infinite Warfare Online is that if you want to succeed you are going to need to develop them protoypes. So for those unsure here is a little video on Weapons and Weapon Crafting.

So there you have it, but watch this space as the first DLC titled Sabotage is looming on the horizon and trust me, you wont want to miss that. For further information about the game, check out the Official Website or why don’t you take a look and see what we thought about the game in our review.

New Quartermaster update comes to Infinite Warfare

As we have all come accustomed to in Call of Duty games, the regular update to weapons, taunts, skins and other extras is just as much part of the game as the Campaign and Multiplayer aspects. Therefore players won’t be surprised to see the first update to the Quartermasters offerings in Infinite Warfare has arrived. So what’s on offer?

The new update brings with it 12 new craftable Prototype Weapons that can be crafted or unlocked via Supply Drops. 18 new Camos, a selection of Epic Taunts, new Gear Sets and more. So there is plenty for all fans of the game to get their teeth into. A list of all the new gun variants are as follows:

  • EBR-800 Bomber
  • Type 2 Atomic (my favorite)
  • DCM-8 Epitaph
  • R3K – Spearhead
  • Mauler – Grizzly
  • Titan – Vile
  • KBS Longbow – Affliction
  • Banshee – Slither
  • Rack-9 – Volatile
  • EMC – Heavy Weight
  • Oni – Amped
  • Hailstorm – Thunder

The new Quarter Master update is available now, but if you want to know what we thought about the game, then why don’t you check out our review here.

Suit up, it’s the Official Modern Warfare Remastered Launch Trailer

Like many people I have to say that one of my favourite Call of Duty games has to be Modern Warfare. Therefore I was excited to read the news that Modern Warfare would be remastered and bundled with the impending Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare (well certain pre-orders anyway). So for all you fans, sit back and enjoy the Official Remastered Launch Trailer that has just been released by Infinity Ward and Activision.

Join Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish in one of the most critically-acclaimed campaigns of all time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, including missions like Crew Expendable, Shock and Awe, All Ghillied Up, and Mile High Club – all remastered in incredible high definition for a new generation. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is available with Legacy, Legacy Pro and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and will be released on Xbox One and PC on November 4th. For more information check out the Official FAQ here.

Call of Duty 2 hits Xbox One backwards compatibility

The first of the numbered Call of Duty games to release on console, Call of Duty 2, is now available on Xbox One backwards compatibility.

Call of Duty 2 was one of the launch titles for the Xbox 360 back in late 2005. The single player campaign provided a compelling story through the battlefields of World War II from the perspective of four different soldiers: two from the British forces, one from the American and one from the Russian. Not to mention its terrific multiplayer.

Now you can relive that Xbox 360 nostalgia, although without the threat of the Red Ring of Death.

Battlefield 1 becomes most ‘liked’ YouTube trailer

Battlefield and Call of Duty have fought over the accolade ‘King of shooters’ since they first went head-to-head over the genre’s online multiplayer audience. If their new trailers are anything to go by, Battlefield has the early lead.

Set during World War 1, Battlefield 1’s trailer has become the most liked trailer in YouTube history and within the overall top 250 of most liked YouTube videos. Published on May 6th, the trailer has had 23,100,227 views and 1,236,685 likes at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare has taken 16,217,554 views and 1,602,006 dislikes.

Check out the trailers below, Battlefield 1 is particularly well cut and would give most live action trailers a run for their money!

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare reveal trailer

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Call of Duty is back this year with Infinity Ward taking the reins. Infinite Warfare stays with the current future war stage but introduces a first for the Call of Duty franchise; fighting in space. Fly your modified Lockheed F-35 Lightning jet out of the Earth’s atmosphere and use it’s advanced armaments to destroy all that oppose you.

Thankfully, Infinity Ward are taking the franchise back to its immersive storytelling roots with large scale warfare to follow on in the well trodden footsteps of the Modern Warfare series.

Activision have revealed that pre-ordering the Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition will also get you a remaster of Call of Duty Modern Warfare. This was initially released way back in 2007 and was one of the highest award-winning games of its time. Finally you can relive the excitement from some of your favourite missions, like Ghillies in the Mist, and take on the world in 10 multiplayer maps.

On the official Infinite Warfare site, Activision have revealed that the title will return to it’s gritty, large-scale war roots with three unique game modes. Campaign, Multiplayer and the ever-popular Zombies all make a return with many new gaming innovations. Indeed the Zombie mode will take players on a wild ride through a new storyline, with unique mechanics and gameplay features.

The Campaign will feature SetDef. These are a faction of brutal and militant radicals and are your enemy. Seeking to control all resources and wealth from outposts throughout the Solar System, they’ll strive to put a stranglehold on the countries of Earth. It’ll be up to you to stop them.

I am looking forward to seeing Downpour and Vacant coming back to the scene.

What was your favorite Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer level? Sound off below.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is set to release 4th November 2016.

Is the next Call of Duty set in space?

It’s still early in the year but already we’re all hungry for news on what games are coming out in 2016. Activision will certainly have a new Call of Duty title to show us all come E3, and this year it’s Infinity Ward’s turn at the helm, so what are we all in for this year?

Space! We think it’s going to be space.

After toying with us with that one quick mission in space in Modern Warfare 2 as well as the first level of Advanced Warfare, people have been crying out for a space setting, and this year just might just be the one where we finally see it.

Infinity Ward’s Twitter account posted the following New Year image at the beginning of the year:

Infinity Ward new year Tweet

An odd choice of image unless space was a theme in their next project. Meanwhile, rumours of Call of Duty: Space Warfare have been circulating since 2010. In fact Activision filed the trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office for Call of Duty: Space Warfare in May 2010 according to Gamespot. The trademark was since abandoned in 2011 but Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Future Warfare are still active.

Of course, back in July last year, Black Ops 3’s multiplayer director Dan Bunting told GamesRadar in an interview that space as a setting was highly unlikely.

There’s an element of Call Of Duty as a brand that’s very gritty, it needs to feel believable. Even if it’s not real it needs to feel like it could be,

Dan told GamesRadar,

I don’t think we’re ever going to reach a point where we just completely ignore finding authenticity to try and ground the world and make it feel believable.

But that image from Infinity Ward’s Twitter still has us convinced that space is indeed the next frontier for Call of Duty. Time will tell, but until we have confirmation of the new CoD, tell us what setting you’d like to see the series tackle in the comments below.

Infinity Ward and NeverSoft To Merge Studio’s

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Whilst the news is hotting up over this years Call of Duty instalment – Advanced Warfare, there has been a major change to affect Call of Duty: Ghosts developers Infinity Ward and NeverSoft who joined forces to create Ghosts. It has been discovered that Activision are merging the two studios into one solid Infinity Ward, and the NeverSoft name will not be incorporated in anyway despite Infinity Never having quite a nice ring to it! It’s not happening, nor is Infinity Soft!

Here’s some snippets of an Activision Internal Memo as acquired by GiantBomb:

“As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts,” wrote Hirshberg. “And through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single ‘super-studio’ could emerge.”

Relating to NeverSoft:

“The impact of their 20-year run of hard work and success cannot be overstated,” said Hirshberg. “As already mentioned, we are merging these two very talented teams and obviously had to choose a name for the combined studio. Since the Infinity Ward brand is indelibly tied to the Call of Duty franchise, it is the sensible choice. While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things–which are the Neversoft team’s talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence–all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter.”

Dave Stohl, currently the executive VP of worldwide studios for Activision, has been assigned to lead this new studio whilst The current studio head, Steve Ackrich, will take on another leadership role. However, over at NeverSoft, both studio head Joel Jewett and studio director Scott Pease, will retire later this year having been part of the studio for twenty years!

There was no word about how the merger would affect the development of their next Call of Duty and it’s official title.

CoD Ghosts – eSports feedback to be addressed in Upcoming Updates

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Fans of the more competitive side of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be pleased to hear that Infinity Ward have been listening to your feedback on the eSports side of the game. Tina Palacois, one of the developers of CoD: Ghosts, announced via Twitter what was to be addressed in the title update which was detailed on the CoD forums:

https://twitter.com/Teanah/status/421094631447597056

These upcoming improvements are listing in full here:

Regarding eSports specifically in the immediate future, we aim to:

    • Restrict Ghillie suits in competitive rules.
    • Restrict Tracker Sights in competitive rules.
    • Restrict Danger Close in competitive rules.
    • Disable third-person spectating in competitive Private Matches.
    • Add a kill feed to Broadcaster mode.
    • Address Broadcaster mode stability (squash crash bugs). 

Additionally, we’re committed to delivering the below (in no particular order):

Rules:

    • Removal of split-screen in Private match when eSports rules are enabled.
    • Add eSports rules to Clan vs. Clan playlist.
    • Open Clan v Clan playlist to allow solo player entry & mixed clan teams.
    • Modify Dead Silence/Amplify functionality.

S&D:

    • Resolve the defuse timer animation discrepancy.
    • Modify the defuse time sound effects if the defuse process is cancelled.

Broadcaster Mode:

    • Add game action overlays where needed (flag captures, etc.).
    • Resolve the leaderboard’s red death indicator delay.
    • Roll over player in scoreboard to highlight arrow in mini-map.

New Platform:

    • Investigating the addition of Xbox One LAN support.

Tina ends by acknowledging that these improvements do not answer all feedback but ended the update list by saying:

We realize this doesn’t cover every request made to date; only those we are confident we can deliver at this time. We’ll keep you posted regarding future updates. We are committed to providing the best possible multiplayer experience we can and will continue to work on improvements to make it better.  Please keep the communication coming, thanks for your support and we’ll see you online.