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Battlefield 2042 update 4.0 goes live next week with over 400 fixes, QoL improvements, and more

Rao and Paik will also have their traits updated. Update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 is set to go live next week, and according to DICE, you can expect over 400 individual fixes, bug squashing, and quality-of-life improvements. While the patch notes will go live at the start of next week, community manager Kevin Johnson shared a bit of what to expect on Twitter. For one, Rao and Paik will have their traits updated. Also, Sundance has received fixes to their Grenade Belt, which will allow for better Anti-Armor Grenade target acquisition within their immediate vicinity rather than “football fields away.”…

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The video game the US Army made for recruitment is shutting down

In 1999, the US Army reasoned that if children enjoyed shooting people in video games, perhaps they could be encouraged to later shoot people in real life too. Thus began America’s Army, a series of tactical first-person shooters funded and released for free by the Army as a recruitment tool. But the series has seemingly petered out and now they’re preparing to end support for the latest, America’s Army: Proving Grounds. Official servers will shut down in May, though offline bits and privately owned servers will remain playable. Read more

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High Calibre is Rainbow Six Siege Year 6’s fourth and final season, features new Operator Thorn

She doesn’t take anyone’s rubbish. The fourth and final season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 6, High Calibre, has been revealed, and it’s now available on the test server. The new season comes with the Operator, Brianna “Thorn” Skehan, who hails from Ireland and is equipped with Razorbloom Shells and the new weapon, the UZK50Gi. Thorn’s Razorbloom Shells are throwable proximity devices that, once triggered, initiate a timed detonation. If enemy players don’t get out of the area of effect on time, they will receive damage at the end of the fuse timer. Thorn is a medium speed, medium armor…

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Call of Duty: Vanguard reviews round-up, all the scores

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. What do the critics think? Call of Duty: Vanguard reviews have started to land and we have rounded a few up for you. There aren’t too many reviews live at present, but that will surely change over the weekend, so expect more to drop Monday once more outlets have had enough time with the shooter. Released yesterday, November 5, the single-player portion of the game spans four World War 2 frontlines that cover the Eastern and Western Fronts, the war…

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Battlefield 2042 10-hour trial to be made available for EA Play and Xbox Game Pass members

Subs can give the game a try before it releases. EA Play members, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have access to a 10-hour trial of Battlefield 2042 starting on November 12. Along with this news, a new video detailing the game’s Portal platform customization tool has been released. Also today, Dice released a blog post that provides an in-depth explanation of the customization options and content available in Battlefield Portal, as well as a look into the Battlefield Builder tool. Battlefield Portal is a community-driven platform that allows Battlefield 2042 players to create, share, and…

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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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This week’s Black Ops Cold War update added PS5 DualSense Controller support for PC

By Stephany Nunneley 15 July 2021 21:17 GMT Those who own a PS5 DulSense should know Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War now supports the controller on PC.The Season 4 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War stealthily added DualSense support on PC today, though the feature wasn’t included in the patch notes, apparently.Watch on YouTubeWith the controller, the game now also supports haptics, but, should you not be interested in trigger haptics, you can turn them off in the game’s setting under the “Controller” tab (thanks, reddit [1] [2]).Today’s update also includes the 6v6 map Rush, new weapons, new multiplayer…

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Battlefield-like shooter World War 3 back from the dead with a very promising update

By Sherif Saed 14 July 2021 16:22 GMT World War 3’s long-awaited overhaul has been in the works for over a year, and The Farm 51 is finally ready to show it off.World War 3, the indie shooter from Chernobylite developer The Farm 51, was one multiplayer shooter Battlefield fans were especially excited to play. The game replicates much of what Battlefield is known for, and, in the absence of a recent modern military Battlefield, many looked to WW3 to scratch the same itch.Watch on YouTubeUnfortunately, the game’s early access launch left many disappointed thanks to a host of bugs,…

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Company of Heroes 3 has been announced, and it’s coming to PC in 2022

After some teasing earlier, Relic Entertainment and Sega have announced Company of Heroes 3.Company of Heroes 3, the latest installment in the strategy franchise and it’s coming to PC in 2022.Watch on YouTubeAnd right now, you can get your hand on a pre-alpha preview through Steam.Players who join Relic’s CoH-Development program, which is powered by Games2Gether, can expect an early glimpse at the campaign experience. Signing up is free, and it will give you exclusive insights into how the game is being made, as well as a voice in its development.Players who link their Steam account today will have access to…

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Server capacity increased for Battlefield 4 due to influx of players following Battlefield 2042 reveal

By Stephany Nunneley 19 June 2021 16:21 GMT EA has increased the server capacity for Battlefield 4 due to an influx of players following the Battlefield 2042 reveal.Thanks to the reveal of Battlefield 2042, the amount of players itching for some modern combat has surged, causing the servers for Battlefield 4 to reach capacity, making queue times far longer in certain regions.Watch on YouTubeTo stop any more issues from coming about due to the deluge, EA has taken steps to help combat long queues (thanks, Neowin).“We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042…

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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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Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s all-new AI teammate experience lands next week

Ubisoft has announced when to expect the AI teammate experience to land for Ghost Recon Breakpoint.An all-new AI teammate experience is coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint as part of Title Update 4.0.0, and it launches next week on May 25.Watch on YouTubeFree for all players, the AI Teammate Experience update will consist of an all-new progression loop, allowing you to improve your AI teammates, earn rewards and unlock challenges to complete. You will then be able to level up your AI teammates, which will unlock tactical upgrades.Teammates will now have a common Team Level and a common XP bar called…

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Warzone developer Raven has now banned over 500,000 players

By Dom Peppiatt 16 May 2021 15:40 GMT Raven Software has been swinging the banhammer once again, and now the total number of banned players in Warzone has risen above 500,000 – or half a million.Cheaters are nothing new to Warzone. Raven Software has been battling with hackers and cheaters pretty much since the game went live. Back in February, we heard the developer had kicked off over 300,000 accounts for cheating, and then in April we heard the studio lament hackers were “ruining some of the [studio’s] best work”.Over the weekend, in another attack against the constant stream of cheaters,…

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Raven hates Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters for “ruining some of the [studio’s] best work”

By Sherif Saed 26 April 2021 09:40 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone developer Raven is more frustrated with cheaters than even players realise.Call of Duty: Warzone has had problems with cheating practically since its launch. While developer Raven has ramped up its efforts to counter cheating, creating a dedicated enforcement team and regularly banning players, many feel the studio’s efforts don’t go far enough.Watch on YouTubeBut one thing Warzone players sometimes miss is that Raven hates cheaters just as much, if not more so, than players. Speaking to VGC, Raven creative director Amos Hodge said that “no one hates the…

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400 million Call of Duty games have been sold since October 2003

By Stephany Nunneley 21 April 2021 20:26 GMT That’s quite a figure.Activision has announced a big milestone for the Call of Duty franchise.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the company, the franchise as a whole has sold 400 million Call of Duty premium games since the first game was released back in October 2003.In the news bulletin, the company also reiterated the number of Warzone players has reached 100 million.The firm also provided some interesting stats for Warzone.Since its release, 26.4 billion parachutes have been deployed, 28.8 billion matches have been played, 8.1 billion teammates have been revived, and 8.33 billion players…