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Waiting for datacenters in Warzone 2.0 or Modern Warfare 2? You’re not the only one

A lot of people are getting irritated with WOLTERS – FRANCIS tonight as network traffic prevents players logging in to Call of Duty’s big new update. Have you got home from work today eager to try Warzone 2.0 – the latest battle royale experiment from Call of Duty, Raven, Infinity Ward, and Activision? Have you been met with an infuriating pop-up when you’ve first tried to log in, telling you that you cannot play because your game client is ‘waiting for datacenters’? Well, you’re not the only one. Time to kill? Might as well watch the Battle Pass trailer for…

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Have you played… Painkiller: Black Edition?

Like so many games buried deep within my Steam library, I am unsure when I bought Painkiller: Black Edition or my exact reasons for doing so. I expect it was cheap in some kind of daily sale. Perhaps I was hungover, and hoped a small treat would ease my aching head. I vaguely recall booting it up once, perhaps a decade ago, and getting no further than its main menu. Painkiller was destined to rot in a digital purgatory of my own design forever, an unassuming icon that I would scroll past on my way to reinstall Destiny 2 for…

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Fortnite Chapter 3 will be the shortest one yet

The end of another Fortnite map is nigh, with Chapter 3 of the free-to-play battle royale drawing to a surprisingly early close next month. The change will coincide with the end of Season 4 in an event called Fracture, teased by devs Epic Games at the end of the Fortnite Champion Series held over the weekend. Fracture kicks off on December 3rd at 9pm GMT / 1pm PST. Read more

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Shoot House returns in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 next week

Next week will bring the release of Warzone 2.0, Call Of Duty’s free-to-play battle royale mode, but it also marks the beginning of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s season one. With it, two new maps are coming: Shoot House, which you’ll find a trailer for below, on November 16th; and sometime after that, the return of the infamous Shipment. Read more

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Battlefield 2042 coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Access starting in Season 3

DICE also recaps what to expect in Season 3. Season 3 of Battlefield 2042 is only a few weeks away, and from the start of it, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for EA Access subscribers. Season 3 comes with a new Assault Specialist, Battle Pass, new hardware, a new event, experiences, and more with Battlefield Portal, alongside more improvements, fixes, and quality-of-life enhancements with each update. Battlefield 2042 | Development Update – Maps & Specialists Reworks, Vault Weapons, and more Reworks for both Manifest and Breakaway are on the docket, along with the return of…

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The original Warzone is going offline (but will return as Warzone Caldera)

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Activision is not shutting down Warzone entirely, but you won’t be able to play it for a few days soon. The original Warzone will not be sunset, after all. Activision has confirmed that, with the impending launch of Warzone 2.0, the existing game will not be replaced. However, it will be going offline for a time to make room for Warzone 2.0. For starters, the old game will be renamed to Warzone Caldera, to distinguish it from Warzone 2.0. That…

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Halo Infinite’s winter update is live with campaign co-op, Forge beta, and more

343 Industries has released the winter update for Halo Infinite. This is the largest feature update to the game yet, bringing with it Campaign co-op, Mission Replay, the Forge Beta, and plenty of new, free content. Halo Infinite – Winter Update Trailer Campaign Network co-op supports crossplay across all Xbox devices and PC, and progress and unlocks are shared across all players. This means that no matter what platform you’re playing on, you will bring your campaign completion, collectibles unlocked, Spartan Cores unlocked, etc, and all players will progress together so it’s not just the host who benefits. Alongside Campaign…

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Doom Eternal composer responds to id Software exec’s “hurtful lie”, two years later

Composer Mick Gordon has published a rebuttal to an open letter by id Software executive producer Marty Stratton concerning Doom Eternal‘s soundtrack. Stratton’s post was written all the way back in May 2020, and Gordon’s response is a doozy. “Marty lied about the circumstances surrounding the DOOM Eternal Soundtrack and used disinformation and innuendo to blame me entirely for its failure,” Gordon said in the post on Medium. Gordon claims that Stratton later offered a six-figure amount if he never spoke about the matter, but Gordon insists he turned the money down. Read more

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Modern Warfare 2’s wide-open map design is great for FPS grandpas like me

For someone tired of MOBA-like map design in modern FPS titles, Infinity Ward’s penchant for open areas and secondary routes in Modern Warfare 2 is perfect. As someone who loved the entirety of 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot, I’m sad to say that, against expectations, I found the MW2 campaign to be largely underwhelming. But its multiplayer – launch woes aside – is the most fun I’ve had playing Call of Duty in ages. The campaign certainly tries to do new things. I could draft an entire article about how the gunplay has never felt better, or how Infinity Ward has…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.61 fixes all sorts of things

Patch 1.61 for Cyberpunk 2077 is being rolled out and will soon be available on PC, consoles, and Stadia. Some of the changes include fixes to quests, gigs, and the open world. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty — Official Teaser With the update, spamming the Interact button to loot containers will no longer cause various NCPD Scanner Hustles to not be completed properly. An issue was fixed where some Assault in Progress missions in Northside, Rancho Coronado, Coastview, and Badlands weren’t completed despite fulfilling the objective, and an issue where some Suspected Organized Crime Activities weren’t completed despite fulfilling the objective…

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Gears of War is being adapted into a film and animated series at Netflix

There are currently no names attached to the project right now. Gears of War is undoubtedly one of the earlier titles that helped to shape Xbox, and in light of the original game’s sixteenth anniversary, it has been revealed that it’s being adapted into a feature film and animated series at Netflix. Catch the trailer for the latest mainline Gears of War game here, Gears 5, if you’re still yet to try the title. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has been able to acquire the media rights and partner up with developer, The Coalition, for the projects. Since 2007…

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Have You Played… Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?

Compared to many of the latest FPS offerings out there, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a fossil. It’s such a simplistic looking game, right? A bit bland and archaic, lacking that colour and pop that the likes of Apex Legends and Valorant possess. But to pass it off as dull and basic is to do the game a disservice, as it’s more refined than basically any of its competitors. Read more

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Overwatch 2 is getting a new tank in December named Ramattra

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The leader of Null Sector is on a mission to create a better world… for Omnics. Yesterday, during the Overwatch League Grand Finals, Blizzard announced Ramattra, a new tank hero for Overwatch 2, is coming to the game in December. Ramattra was once a “war machine” who “shed his munitions for a shield to protect his people by promoting peace and tranquility.” Overwatch 2 – Ramattra Origin Story Apparently, his ideals weren’t too far removed from Zenyatta’s. However, Ramattra’s story…

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New Deus Ex game reportedly in ‘very very early’ development at Eidos Montreal

The news comes in light of on Onoma being shut down. In light of the news that Embracer shut down Onoma (formerly known as Square Enix Montreal), Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier took to Twitter to let everyone know where things currently stand. Some Onoma staff will be moving to Eidos Montreal, and Eidos has since cancelled its upcoming Stranger Things title. We definitely asked for this. Specifically about a month ago when Alex and Jim talked up the prospect of a new Deus Ex following the Embracer deal. This news wasn’t entirely doom and gloom, however, as Schreier then mentioned what…

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“A good Kiriko is almost impossible to kill”: Overwatch 2 fans react to the latest hero, one month later

It’s been almost a month since Overwatch 2 landed on our PCs and consoles, and the community is still torn on Kiriko – the latest arrival in the hero shooter. She’s a ninja. She’s a healer. She trained in with fan-favourite heroes, Genji and Hanzo. She’s got a pet fox spirit. She’s cute. She can cleanse you of most of the game’s debuffs. What’s not to love about Kiriko? Well, it depends who you ask. Because a month down the line, the jury is still very much out on Kiriko in Overwatch 2. Get to know Kiriko in her dedicated animation….