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Here’s a look at Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer and some more information on the beta

Multiplayer and beta news. A look at Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer was shown off today in both a straight up trailer, and one that goes a bit in-depth. As detailed via one of the multiplayer reveal videos, members of Sledgehammer Games touched upon the connected ecosystem that details the origins of Special Forces. Also noted in the video was the fact the multiplayer portion will feature 16 maps for traditional core play, four maps for 2v2 Gunfights, and one Champion Hill experience on day one. day one at launch for Vanguard’s Multiplayer. Outside of Champion Hill, which is described…

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Former PlayStation exec forecasts PS5 game budgets will exceed $200 million

Shawn Layden, one of the former execs in charge of the PlayStation family of consoles, said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that game budgets double with each generation and that the PS5 is in danger of exceeding $200 million.The reason this is an issue, says Layden, is that it encourages stagnation since companies are “incentivized towards sequels” to lower risk. “What happens there is that you end up with 3-4 silos of games or game types that continue to exist, and variety is squeezed out,” worries Layden.As interviewer Jason Schrier notes, the current triple-A games landscape is already playing…

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UK CoD talent Zed retires from pro play: ‘This may be the scariest moment of my life’

English Call of Duty player Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer has announced his retirement from professional play. The 23-year-old talent, who started out early on in his career with the likes of Excel Esports, before going on to play for a mix of teams including Unilad and Reciprocity, was most recently with the London Royal Ravens. Zed joined the Ravens back in March before being subbed in late May. He explained his decision to retire in a Twitlonger post: My time Playing Call Of Duty Professionally is over Read: https://t.co/liZukHrW6G — Zed (@ZachDenyer) September 2, 2021 Zed said: “I didn’t think i’d…

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Majority-UK CDL team Toronto Ultra eliminate OpTic Chicago from Champs, Scump out despite strong performances, team achieves at least top four

Image credit: Toronto Ultra Twitter Majority-UK Call of Duty League (CDL) team Toronto Ultra last night eliminated fan-favourite squad OpTic Chicago, guaranteeing them at least a top-four finish at Champs. Toronto won 3-1, closing out the tie on Raid Control. Going into this weekend, Toronto Ultra — comprising three top UK players in Benjamin Bance, Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven and Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan — was second favourite on Sky Bet to become world champion behind only Atlanta FaZe. Continue reading Majority-UK CDL team Toronto Ultra eliminate OpTic Chicago from Champs, Scump out despite strong performances, team achieves at least top four

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Warzone is getting a new map and anti-cheat System later this year

New anti-cheat measures and more. Call of Duty: Warzone is getting new content and something it sorely needs later this year. Alongside a release date and a reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard today, Activision announced Warzone will be graced with a brand-new main map later this year. With development led by Raven Software, a new anti-cheat system will also be released across the entire experience when it launches with the new map. Upon the new map’s release, the game will continue to honor your past gameplay experiences, because universal progression is set to continue. This means you can…

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Call of Duty: Vanguard out November 5 with cross-play, check out the reveal trailer

Experience World War 2 like never before. Call of Duty: Vanguard has been handed a release date alongside the reveal trailer. Activision has announced Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest entry in the first-person shooter franchise, will be released on November 5. In it, players will try to turn the tides during World War 2. You will be able to play the game across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC with others regardless of platform thanks to cross-play. With cross-progression, you will also be able to take your profile, progression and stats with you, no…

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Call of Duty star Cammy: “Whatever happens at Champs, I’m proud of my team”

Back in April, Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan, a professional Call of Duty player from Scotland, was reprimanded by his organisation, Toronto Ultra, for writing the word ‘c**t’ in a tweet. To the surprise of British folks the world over, what to many Scotsmen and women is standard vernacular was taken to mean something far worse than was likely intended. “We’re building an inclusive culture,” Toronto Ultra said in a statement. “Our players and staff have the responsibility to meet those standards and live out the values of our organisation.” Cammy, the Scot, had to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ for using the word…

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‘FaZe Sway would message me at 2am, I’d get out of bed, design a thumbnail, go back to bed and wake up to another 600 followers’ – self-taught esports graphic designer MSF Medz

In the world of esports, pro players, casters and streamers are often the ones in the spotlight, but there are many key people working behind the scenes every day to bring us the content we love, whether it’s production staff, video editors, marketers and more. Graphic designers are significant too – often responsible for impressive artwork and headers on social media or YouTube thumbnails. 19-year-old Lewis ‘Medz’ Meddings is one such talented British graphic designer, who has already worked with the likes of FaZe Clan and Misfits, and caught the attention of several big players in esports. Continue reading ‘FaZe…

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Looking ahead to Call of Duty Champs, CoD: Vanguard, and the implications of CoD’s yearly release cycle for its esports scene

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s competitive season is coming to a close this weekend with the World Championships — or ‘Champs’ for short — taking place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd August, with some of the event’s top players hailing from the UK. Toronto Ultra, a team owned by esports conglomerate OverActive Media, has three British players in its starting roster of four and has been one of the best teams all season, winning the Stage 2 Major, placing second in the Stage 5 Major, and placing third at the Stage 3 and 4 Majors. Continue reading…

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Modern Warfare 3 remastered is not a thing, says Activision

Looks like Activision isn’t working on a remaster of Modern Warfare 3.Apparently, there have been rumors swirling around that Activision was working on remastering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.Watch on YouTubeThis is not the case though, according to the company, which told Charlie Intel a remaster of the game “does not exist” and that “any reports [stating] otherwise are incorrect.”It seems rumors of a remaster of the 10-year old game have been floating around since a Call of Duty leaker claimed it was the case. Many believed this could be true, considering Activision remastered Modern Warfare as part of…

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Black Ops Cold War is getting a double agent mode in Season 5

Season 5 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War goes live next week on August 12, and in it, you will be able to play as a double agent.As a double agent in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, you will set bombs across the map or eliminate Operatives undercover.Watch on YouTubeThen again, you can also be assigned as an Operative where you will be tasked with seeking out the double agents.There is also the Investigator who will need to find clues in order to help their fellow Operatives.How it works is each match assigns double agents who…

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UK CoD trio win World Series of Warzone

An all-UK Call of Duty trio have reigned triumphant in the latest World Series of Warzone EU tournament. The trio consisted of Luminosity streamer WarsZ, Quadrant streamer Fifakill and London Royal Ravens streamer and Red Bull athlete, Jukeyz. The competition featured a $300,000 prize pool overall, and the UK trio took home $50,000, or around $16,666 each. They racked up a score of 148, ahead of second-place LouiCM, Lenun and Vapulear from Team Delirium who achieved 126, according to Dexerto. Continue reading UK CoD trio win World Series of Warzone

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Black Ops Cold War Season 5 seems to confirm Call of Duty Vanguard rumours

By Dom Peppiatt 4 August 2021 10:27 GMT It looks like Call of Duty Vanguard has been officially teased by Activision as a new cryptic easter egg in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 image has materialized.In a Twitter tease showing off the latest operator – Kitsune – arriving in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with the launch of Season 5, eagle-eyed fans have also spotted something else.As you can see from the tweet embedded below, it appears a repeated Japanese phrase in the image suggests ‘Vanguard incoming’ – which definitely feels like a hint from…