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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…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone Season 3 roadmap revealed

Activision has revealed the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 roadmap – and there’s a lot to take in when it comes to the games’ next few months.Ahead of the big nuke event that’s set to make some big changes to the map in Call of Duty: Warzone on April 21, Activision has announced an overview of what we can expect from the latest Season of the game from April 22 onwards.There’s going to be a big change-up to the Verdansk map, which is going to get more 80’s themed (in line with Black Ops…

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Six Days in Fallujah was in development at God of War’s Sony Santa Monica at one point – report

Sony has apparently considered working on Six Days in Fallujah at one point.One of the more surprising reveals to come out of David Jaffe’s interview with John Garvin, writer and creative director of Days Gone, was that God of War maker Sony Santa Monica studio was, at one point, working on Six Days in Fallujah.Watch on YouTubeThis wild tidbit was actually dropped by Jaffe himself, who asked Garvin whether he knew the game was in development at Sony Santa Monica. “Did you know Six Days in Fallujah was actually in development at Sony Santa Monica for a while? Like, we…

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Warzone Season 3 changes to include Roze Skin update, Sykov nerf

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 19:22 GMT Raven Software has provided information on some changes coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with Season 3.Plenty of changes are coming soon to Call of: Duty Warzone when Season 3 drops and these include an update to the Roze Skin, and a nerf will be applied to the Sykov weapon (thanks, Charlie Intel).Watch on YouTubeA balance update will also be applied to weapons such as the Tac Rifle Charlie, M16, and FFAR 1.There will be a fix for MW weapon perks and sniper glint as well as a change into how you…

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Some Black Ops Cold War players receiving Sail 630 Nuclear Bug error have had their bans removed

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 15:30 GMT It appears some players weren’t cheating after all.Treyarch has removed bans handed down to some players in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War who received the error code Sail 630 Nuclear Bug.Watch on YouTubeAccording to Charlie Intel, the Sail 630 Nuclear Bug has been around since early April and has been crashing Zombies on PC when playing at high levels.PC players reported receiving the error code after being on a high round (50+) in Zombies. After the error popped up, players found they were permanently banned through Battle.net.After numerous messages from…

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2021 roadmap includes an improved AI teammate experience

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 15:29 GMT Ubisoft has revealed its 2021 content roadmap for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which includes two major title updates free for all players.The two major title updates for Ghost Recon Breakpoint will feature new gameplay elements including customization, progression, and more.Title Update 4.0.0, coming to players this spring, will focus on improving the player experience with AI teammates, including a new progression system, added customization, and more features requested by the community.Watch on YouTubeThe Teammate Experience Update is focused on improving your experience with the AI squad, while also adding some community-requested features. You…

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Six Days in Fallujah video shows off a procedurally generated battlefield

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:51 GMT A gameplay trailer for Six Days in Fallujah has been released.The Six Days in Fallujah video features US military veteran Sgt. Jason Kyle and the developers at Victura and Highwire Games walking you through the gameplay (via IGN).Alongside showing off gameplay, Highwire Games announced today the upcoming first-person tactical military shooter will feature technology built by the developer called Procedural Architecture, which “re-shapes the entire battlefield each time the game is played,” assembling entire buildings and city blocks procedurally.To simulate the “uncertainty and danger of urban combat,” Highwire and Victura invested…