They’re coming for your microtransactions. I’ve played every Call of Duty for the last decade, dropping countless hours into the multiplayer modes of Activision’s first-person shooters, always ranking my accounts up to the maximum Prestige level. But Infinite Warfare’s microtransactions make me think I’m going to break that streak. Advertisement Activision’s yearly first-person shooter franchise always has a single-player campaign, but it’s the multiplayer modes in which players sink hundreds and thousands of hours. The series has had microtransactions since 2012’s Black Ops II, allowing players to purchase funky weapon camos for their guns, or unlock more weapon loadouts. But these were all cosmetic upgrades—that is, nothing provided players with an extra advantage. That’s not the case in the latest game Infinite Warfare, though. It seems like the entire game is designed to push players towards spending more money just to level the playing field. Advertisement If you’re a seasoned Call of Duty pro who just purchased Infinite Warfare today, you’re going to find yourself at a massive disadvantage when you hop into a match, because most players who bought the game months ago will READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
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Update: Here’s the patch note for today’s Black Ops 3 update: Multiplayer General This game update addresses a number of general performance and security issues. Original Story: 1.36GB to 1.61GB on PlayStation 4, and 2.1GB on Xbox One, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update 1.21 is now available to download. Activision’s Support site hasn’t said what’s included with the update yet, and the in-game message after installing 1.21 only says, “We’ve got all new weapons and Specialist Themes available now in the Black Market.” When official patch notes are released, we’ll update this post. [embedded content] In other Call of Duty news, the Blood Anvil mission team is now live in Infinite Warfare. Here’s what to expect: Break into the ranks of Blood Anvil! Join Commander Krushkin as he leads a new mission team, now live in #InfiniteWarfare. pic.twitter.com/GecdiwU1wo — Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) March 15, 2017 Here are the weapon variants that Blood Anvil has. (Via @t3rrasph3re) pic.twitter.com/Dc2r3Kf7Wf — charlieINTEL.com (@charlieINTEL) March 15, 2017 Modern Warfare Remastered received an update yesterday, which started the first seasonal event of 2017, Operation Shamrock & Awe. [Source: Charlie Intel (1), (2), Joshleewilks, Danny/ Go_DNY, Ri-Car-Door [ZOUS], Joselete093, Activision Support] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Not a year goes by without Call of Duty attracting flak from some impassioned corner of the Internet — you know it, I know it, and, frankly, Activision knows it, too. More often than not, the publisher’s multi-million dollar juggernaut is able to shake off most, if not all of that criticism in its journey to becoming the best-selling game of 20XX. But 2016 dealt a heavy blow to Activision’s flagship shooter, and COD’s ability to bounce back — or lack thereof — will have a marked effect on the future of the franchise, for better or worse. Cast your mind back to May of last year, when Activision and developer Infinity Ward — who took the reins from Treyarch following Black Ops 3 — lifted the lid on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a lavish sci-fi shooter that took the core COD formula and fired it into the distant future. Population growth has pushed Earth to the brink, leaving humanity with little choice but to expand into the inky blackness of space. It’s a compelling, frighteningly realistic pitch, though Infinite Warfare’s audacious, futuristic setting triggered a backlash of its own. Familiarity Feeds Contempt At the time, that knee-jerk READ…
2.9GB on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and 850MB on PC, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare update 1.11 today adds 20 new Prestige levels, players have revealed. Activision and Infinity Ward haven’t said exactly what today’s update includes, but players have tweeted an image of the new in-game message you’ll find when entering Prestige Level 11: Enter Prestige Level 11 You will start at Player Rank 1 and all Create a Class, Rigs and Scorestreaks will be re-locked. Rewards: 1 Permament Unlock Token 1 Master Prestige Emblem 1 Permanent Boost: All Challenges award +25% XP Charlie Intel adds, “The new patch added in “Blood Anvil” emblems, but the Mission Team is not live in game.” As of 1pm PT, Infinite Warfare on both PS4 and Xbox One is suffering an outage. You can check here for updates. Earlier today, Modern Warfare Remastered received a new update that kicked off the first seasonal event of 2017. Did you notice any other changes with today’s Infinite Warfare update? [Source: Activision Support, Reddit (1), (2), Charlie Intel (1), (2), (3), (4)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
The 10th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and unlike the 9th week, Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn is no longer at the top. Rather, Ubisoft has returned after sitting on top of the charts …Read More The post Ghost Recon Wildlands Takes Top Spot in UK Sales Chart This Week With Biggest Week 1 Launch This Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Released yesterday, the latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare update for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fixed some bugs, made some balance changes, and added the R-VN, UDM, and Axe to Epic Gun Game. Here’s the full list of changes: General Changes Added the R-VN, UDM, and Axe in Epic Gun Game Type-2 (AR mode) – Slight increase to the fire rate and a decrease to ADS recoil Type-2 – Slight increase to hip fire spread when in akimbo mode Volk – Increase to the 3 bullet hit kill range Titan – Slightly increase to the fire rate and an increase to the 4 bullet hit kill range KBAR – Slightly decrease to the 4 bullet hit kill range NV4 – Slightly increase to the ADS recoil R-VN – Increase to the 3 bullet hit kill range Widowmaker – Reduced delay between bullets within the burst DMR – Slight decrease to the ADS time EBR-800 (AR mode) – Increase to the 5 bullet hit kill range EBR-800 (Sniper mode) – Reduce ADS sway speed Howitzer changes – Explosion radius increased. Explosion damage more consistent. Damage to scorestreaks increased. VFX updated to better represent the explosion radius. Fixed a bug where the READ FULL…
Want to try the latest Call of Duty game but don’t want to spend a cent? If so, you’re in luck! The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare free trial is now live on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as we speak! And in case you’re wondering, this isn’t exclusive to Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer mode, but for all three (single-player, Zombies, and multiplayer) modes. Those partaking in the Infinite Warfare free trial will be able to play until level 15 in multiplayer, two levels in the single-player campaign, and up to level 3 in the Zombies mode. Also of note, and as should be expected, those who purchase the game will have their progress from the free trial carry over. Bring the squad together. Get your hands on all three modes of the #InfiniteWarfare package with the Free Trial, on PS4 & Xbox One now. pic.twitter.com/gxdsgJc7Vb — Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 7, 2017 You can download it by going to your PS4’s PSN Store, or via your browser right here. Infinite Warfare vets, take it easy on the newbies, alright? [Source: Call of Duty (Twitter), CharlieIntel] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
I know we’ve already looked at art from Infinite Warfare, but this collection of work from Aaron Beck—mostly very cool robots and future space armour—is just too good to let pass us by. You can see more art from Beck, who has worked on movies like The Hobbit, Elysium, Mad Max and Avatar, at his personal site. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
In case you need a boost in reaching Master Prestige in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Infinity Ward has flipped the switch yet again! Yep, it’s another Infinite Warfare double XP event! For those curious, the Infinite Warfare double XP event starts today, and will last until March 6, 10 a.m. PST. It’s double XP, double weapon XP for the multiplayer and zombies mode. Time to grind! 2XP and 2X Weapon XP is now LIVE on #InfiniteWarfare MP and Zombies! pic.twitter.com/VX8UENYfDY — Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) March 2, 2017 You can check here for the latest changes Infinity Ward made to Infinite Warfare, which was released just a few days ago. Are you partaking in some Infinite Warfare double XP? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
[embedded content] As players have revealed, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare update 1.10 is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, weighing in at 3GB on each platform. The Reddit patch notes thread has updated to reveal everything that’s new today: Featured Content and What’s New Show the last weapon used in Winner’s Circle instead of Payload 360 Rig Rotation in customization menu New weapons added to the Quartermaster Use of four Taunts instead of just one Simultaneous Deaths/Kills – This allows players to kill one another with ballistic and energy weapons at the same time. For example, if two players with low health fire at the exact same time, both players will die. The same would apply if two snipers headshot each other at the same time. Simultaneous Deaths/Kills – When this occurs, you’ll not only see it happen in the bottom left obituary, but you’ll also get a Medal called “Trade”. This is called “Kill Trade” in the options menu and will be defaulted to OFF in Custom and LAN. You can turn it on under the “Game” tab in CODCaster General Fixes Fix for late players being shown as in a party even though they aren’t In FFA…
The 8th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and like the 7th week, Ubisoft’s new IP, For Honor, is top dog, holding off Creative Assembly and 343 Industries’ Halo Wars 2. …Read More The post For Honor Tops the UK Sales Charts for Second Straight Week by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
In their February 2017 Community Update for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Infinity Ward revealed that an update releasing before the 28th will add 360-degree rig rotation to all rig models in the menus, letting you see what your customization looks like from all angles. Additionally, the patch will update the Winner’s Circle so you rigs are carrying the last weapon you used in a match. Because Infinity Ward needs to extend final testing by a few weeks, the emblem editor won’t be available in February. They’re now aiming for mid-March and are “confident it will be worth the wait.” Infinity Ward has been “hard at work on a ton of great new content, DLC, fresh game features, and more,” and they’ll be adding in new content “on a regular basis to keep gameplay fresh. Be sure to visit the Quartermaster regularly to see what new items your robot friend has to offer.” Here’s a list of what else Infinity Ward is doing to Infinite Warfare in the future: Adding a new mission team, with its own equipment and gear to chase Adding a community poll giving you a say in picking the upcoming weeklong, featured game mode Adding new features for scorestreaks, the READ FULL…
The 7th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and unlike the 6th week, Rockstar’s GTA V is no longer sitting at the top, with Ubisoft’s new IP For Honor now holding that honor. …Read More The post For Honor Takes Top Spot on the UK Sales Charts This Week; Sniper Elite 4 Comes in Second by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
According to a new study by ICO Partners, Overwatch and the PS4 dominated games media coverage in 2016. …Read More The post PS4 and Overwatch Dominate Games Media Coverage in 2016 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.