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CoD Warzone HARP | How to get the HARP U.A.V. killstreak

By Rebecca Jones 22 June 2021 14:15 GMT The HARP killstreak is a new addition to Call of Duty: Warzone with Season 4. However, this new U.A.V. is likely to be time-limited: it’s part of the Ground Fall event, which means its continued availability is uncertain past June 24th.Watch on YouTubePlayers of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will likely already be familiar with the HARP (a.k.a. High-Altitude Reconnaissance Plane). It’s been one of the most popular killstreaks — technically called scorestreaks these days — in BOCW since it was introduced in that game’s first season. Warzone players wanting…

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An innocuous Call of Duty Warzone Salt Mines door is killing players, for some reason

By Dom Peppiatt 21 June 2021 17:15 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone seems to have spawned a door that will kill players when they try and pass through it – so you’re probably best off avoiding the Salt Mines for now.Redditor Rxelik has figured out that a specific door in a warehouse in the Salt Mines portion of the map will instantly knock you if you go anywhere near it. The user posted some footage of the offending barrier over on the r/warzone subreddit.Showing solidarity and wanting to prove that The Scary Door is, indeed, deadly, other players flocked to the unlikely…

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E3 2021: 20 Games Missing From The Show

Silence screams volumes. Over the past five days, video game publishers have shouted announcements for the biggest games from the rooftops. But that chorus has been drowned out by the far more deafening din of what wasn’t announced at E3 2021. Of course, we had some inkling beforehand about which blockbusters wouldn’t show up. Ubisoft said from the jump that we’d see nothing from The Division or the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake. Deep Silver, the publisher behind series like Timesplitters and Dead Island, also said that it wouldn’t exhibit any games at E3. Activision, Sony, and EA…

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Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch

By Stephany Nunneley 9 June 2021 20:16 GMT Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch soon, allowing players to group up and play together.Overwatch players will soon be able to play with others, regardless of platform, thanks to the latest global Battle.net update.Watch on YouTubeThe update will allow players from around the world to team up, as long as they have a Battle.net account and have linked their appropriate console accounts.If you are unsure how to create a Battle.net account, or want to know how to link your platform to a Battle.net account, Blizzard has you covered.To celebrate, everyone who logs in…

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The Best Moments In E3 History

Before E3, everyone gets excited for the big new announcements. But after E3, all anyone remembers—and cherishes—are the kind of screw-ups, misfires and awkward heroism you can only get when corporate executives and video game developers have to get on stage and act like salespeople in front of millions. This post originally appeared 6/11/15.This being a site all about the best things, then, here are what we think are the best E3 moments of all time. And by “best”, I mean within the context of how we, as superfans of video games, consume and remember the show. The moments where…

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Cargo Trucks should no longer dominate Warzone Solos thanks to new patch

By Sherif Saed 28 May 2021 10:58 GMT Things are going to feel different in Warzone Solos going forward.Warzone developer Raven has delivered on its promise to look into the problem of cargo trucks in the game’s Solos mode. Cargo trucks are the sturdiest vehicle in the game and they have ruled the Solos meta for months.Watch on YouTubeThis happened when players in Solos realised that cargo trucks can be used to avoid engagement. Because of the sheer number of them, and their demonstrably high durability, most simply would rather avoid them than take them down. This causes the end…

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It looks like Activision may be working on a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game

By Dom Peppiatt 23 May 2021 19:20 GMT According to CKY drummer Jess Margera, Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater following the success of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remaster.CKY drummer Jess Margera may have spilled the beans about an unannounced Activision project in a new interview. Appearing on the Behind Closed Doors podcast back in April, the drummer (and brother of series mainstay, Bam Margera) noted that the band is working on a new title with the publisher (cheers, VGC).“Now touring is your main income, and you really have to try and get…

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Call of Duty: Warzone massively reduces Stopping Power drop rate

By Dom Peppiatt 20 May 2021 11:10 GMT Raven Software has drastically altered the drop rate for the field upgrade Stopping Power in Call of Duty: Warzone with this week’s mid-season update.If you’re unfamiliar with Stopping Power, the upgrade allows you to reload your current weapon with more powerful rounds that dish out extra damage to anyone unfortunate enough to be in your sights.Players have been calling for Raven to modify and balance the upgrade for a while, complaining it reduced the already controversial TTK in the game to a frankly trivial level.[]“Given Stopping Power’s efficacy and lack of counter…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone video gives you a look at Rambo and Nakatomi Plaza

After some teasing last week, Activision has released a trailer showing off Rambo and Nakatomi Plaza in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.The 80s inspired Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and also Warzone, is getting some 80s movie action with the next planned update.Watch on YouTubeTeased for this week, the latest video shows off Rambo in action as well as a look at Nakatomi Plaza. You know, where “some heroes Die Hard, others draw First Blood.”Rambo is of course doing very Rambo things, and the shot of Nakatomi Plaza shows some vent crawling action with a…

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Call Of Duty: Warzone has now banned over 500,000 accounts for cheating

Warzone, Warzone never changes—which means there will always be cheaters to ban. That’s true of any competitive game, but we’re talking about Activision’s FPS royale today. Since stepping up some of their prevention and enforcement methods earlier this year, Activision have caught a bunch more baddies and booted them out of Call Of Duty: Warzone. As of a recent large ban wave, Raven Software say that the total number of Warzone accounts banned has now passed half a million. Read more

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Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX: Spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach gets ugly after video prompts Activision to sever ties with CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims

UPDATE (May 13th 2021): Facebook Gaming has dropped both Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX following the below incidents, reports Bleeding Cool. “We expect our Facebook Gaming partners to model a high standard of conduct,” Facebook said in a statement. “We have ended our contract with Jeff Leach and terminated his partner status with Facebook Gaming. We’ve done the same with NitroLukeDX due to his behavior on prior streams.” The news comes after Dexerto reported that sponsors are also dropping Jeff Leach. Continue reading Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX: Spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff…

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‘I’m excited to speak to my lawyers’ – spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach gets ugly after video prompts Activision to sever ties with CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims

Jeff Leach, British streamer, stand-up comedian and the voice of Ghost in recent Call of Duty games (pictured left), has announced he is taking legal action against fellow British content creator NitroLukeDX (pictured right). NitroLukeDX, aka Luke Pickering, published a video on May 7th containing several foul-mouthed out-of-context clips of Jeff Leach followed by a discussion panel between women gamers denouncing his behaviour. The first clip is from Jeff’s 2017 appearance on a show known as Tauntfest, where he spoke in a derogatory manner about female streamer ZombiUnicorn, who declined to attend because of him being on the show. Continue…

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Blizzard lost around 2 million players during the last financial quarter

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:36 GMT In Activision Blizzard’s financial report last night, it was revealed that Blizzard’s revenue grew 7% year-over-year (yoy), but that player numbers were down.According to the report, WoW Classic and World of Warcraft Shadowlands helped drive revenue with Hearthstone providing some help too.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the player figures, noted by Massively OP, it appears Blizzard has lost 2 million players across its games since Activision Blizzard released its Q4 2020 results.At last count, there were 29 million active users in Q4 2020. That number has dropped to 27 million for Q1 2021.Massively…