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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies map Firebase Z out next month

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 20:33 GMT Treyarch has announced a new map for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will be able to try out a new Zombies map next month on February 4 called Firebase Z.Treyarch teased the map earlier this week before announcing it today. As the blurb reads, with the destruction of the Projekt Endstation site, Requiem is now focused on the latest Dark Aether outbreak site: Outpost 25 which is also known as Firebase Z.The developer is celebrating 115 Day tomorrow on…

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The DMR 14, Diamattis and Mac 10 are all getting nerfed in Call of Duty: Warzone soon

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 08:57 GMT The current state of weapon imbalance in Call of Duty: Warzone will be addressed soon.After what seemed like weeks of silence, Raven Software has confirmed today that its teams are working on a weapon balance patch for Call of Duty: Warzone. The update, which does not have a release date, will target the Black Ops Cold War weapons currently ruining the game.More specifically, you can expect a nerf to the DMR 14, the Type 63, the Mac 10 and the akimbo Diamatti pistols. When they arrive, these changes will only be…

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Overwatch is free to try until January 4

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:13 GMT And you’ll be able to pick up the game at 50% off on PC until then.Team shooter Overwatch is going to be free to play until the start of next year.Blizzard has said that people can check out the game free of charge on PC until January 4. This isn’t some limited trial, either; players can experience the full game, including all 32 heroes and 28 maps. Any progress that they make during this time will be carried on to the full game so long as they actually go on and…

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Blizzard teases new Diablo 4 class reveal at BlizzCon

By Patrick Dane, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 14:53 GMT Diablo 4 will reappear in just a few months!Despite not showing any new Diablo 4 footage since the game was announced at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard has quietly been toiling away and releasing updates to fans.The developer has been revealing more about the game’s design on a quarterly basis in blog posts, outlining nitty-gritty details like progression and in-game systems.The last blog of the year has now been posted. It’s substantial, too, talking about things like feedback on the skill trees, legendaries, weapon types, item quality and a lot more.However, what about…

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Overwatch dresses up for another round of Winter Wonderland

As much a part of the season as indoor trees and mysterious boxes, Overwatch‘s annual Winter Wonderland has rolled back in for another year. 2020’s edition of Christmas in Blizzardland introduces new 4v4 freeze-tag brawl “Freezethaw Elimination”, brings back limited modes from the ghosts of Overwatch past, and once again adds a bundle of wonderfully strange festive outfits for our far-future superfriends. (more…)

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Pacifist hits World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ level cap by picking flowers

World Of Warcraft ‘s best story doesn’t concern old gods, banshee queens or gruff orc heroes. Rather, it involves one panda’s stubborn determination to drop the “War” from “Warcraft”. Having not once picked up a sword, left the starting zone or even pledged allegiance to the Alliance or Horde, WoW player DoubleAgent has now hit the Shadowlands level cap doing nought but pick flowers for eighteen days straight. (more…)

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Call of Duty: Warzone Rebirth Island map, new operator and more revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 December 2020 18:54 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Rebirth Island map has been officially revealed by Activision, alongside new operator Stitch, in a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cinematic trailer.A new cinematic trailer shows off what CoD players can expect when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One arrives after a short delay on December 16.The trailer seems to suggest that Rebirth Island will be similar to the Alcatraz map from Blackout, with a few tweaks and differences here and there to make it feel new and exciting. You can see the first…

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Activision Blizzard suing Netflix for allegedly poaching CFO

Activision Blizzard is not pleased with the streaming service.According to filed court documentation, Activision Blizzard is suing streaming giant Netflix for allegedly stealing one of the game company’s top executive.In 2018, Activision’s chief financial officer Spencer Neumann left the company to join Netflix for the same role. The game publisher seems to be displeased with the way the streaming service handled to acquisition.In a suit filed yesterday (via Variety), Activision’s lawyers tore into Netflix’s handling of the hiring. It reads, “Netflix has demonstrated a pattern of caring only about attracting and employing whoever Netflix wants, regardless of whether it violates…

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First season of COD Black Ops Cold War and Warzone delayed

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 17:28 GMT Activision hasn’t given a reason why the content has been pushed by less than a week. Call of Duty fans are going to have to wait a few more days before Season One for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is released.In a post on the franchise’s website, Activision editorial manager David Hodgson wrote that this content will be released on December 16 rather than the previously-announced December 10. No reason has been given for why this delay is happening, but it’s likely to do with the complexity of updating three…

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s new map hides a vaporwave secret

Between hidden arcade machines and Ronald Reagan’s war crimes, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War quite badly wants to evoke the 80s. But it doesn’t look like the 80s, so much as it looks like a high-budget videogame made in the late 2010s. Fortunately, you can fix that with an easter egg hidden in the newest iteration of Nuketown, with old-school colour filters hidden inside this year’s synth-coloured remix of Treyarch’s arena fixture. (more…)

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Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop are offering big Black Friday discounts on Switch games

By Henry Stockdale, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:12 GMT As we get closer to Black Friday, many sites are continuing to post their hottest deals and if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’ve got no end of choices to go on.From Nintendo’s star icon (We of course mean Luigi) searching haunted hotels to the JRPG powerhouse that is Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s something for everyone and Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop have been bringing us some outstanding offers. If you’re happy to go pre-owned, GameStop are also knocking an extra couple of dollars off too, though this varies from game…

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Sony’s PS5 US TV ads were seen three times more than Xbox

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:34 GMT It looks like Sony spent big in the build-up to the PS5’s launch.Ads from PlayStation 5 maker Sony were seen almost as much as the rest of the industry combined.That’s according to data from over on VentureBeat, which shows that Sony’s adverts racked up a huge 701m impressions on US TV between October 16 and November 15. Its most-viewed ad was the PlayStation 5 launch trailer, Play Has No Limits, which was seen 258.4m times.In total, Sony was behind 47% of the total impressions for US TV ads for this…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War gets Nuketown today and double XP for the rest of the week

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:19 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first post-launch map arrives today alongside a new patch.Just as we got done downloading the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War patch, Treyarch is already here with another one. Today’s update is, of course, the one that brings Nuketown ’84 to the game as its first free map.The update arrives on all platforms today at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GMT – the usual reset time for Call of Duty. This is also when double XP and double weapon XP kick off,…

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Would you care for a Dorito to dangle from your Call Of Duty gun?

Think, for a moment, about how Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War‘s guns must feel in your digital soldier’s hands. Cold, hard and metallic, even through the stiff tactical nylon of your combat gloves. Now imagine it all oozing in greasy nacho flavouring powder. That, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the inescapably tactile sensation that’s stricken me since finding out you can slide into Mountain Dew’s DMs to stick a Dorito chip on your Call Of Duty rifle. (more…)