Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Sabotage hitting PSN on January 31

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s first downloadable pack, Sabotage, will debut for PS4 on January 31. The Infinity Ward-developed drop will include four multiplayer maps: Dominion, Neon, Noir, and Renaissance. Dominion is a remake of the Modern Warfare 2 map Afghan, now set on Mars. The download will also include a ‘90s-themed Zombies co-op mode, Rave in the Redwoods, with director Willard Wyler recasting the original crew in new roles.

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Call of Duty remains #1 selling console franchise for eighth year

Call of Duty is the #1 top-selling console game franchise in North America, according to Activision. The series continues its run, recently marking its eighth consecutive year. Additionally, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the #1 console video game in the United States, based on year-to-date revenues from physical unit sales, and, also based on revenue from physical unit sales, the #1 top-selling console title for November. Infinite Warfare isn’t selling as much as Black Ops 3, but the publisher has high expectations given the latter’s high retention, due to a paced schedule of downloadable content, which is also planned for Infinite Warfare as well Modern Warfare Remastered.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron – The Dawning event kicks off today

Bungie has begun the latest event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning. The event adds new quests, bounties, gear, emblems, emotes, and more. A record book with new challenges has also been added, while the Sparrow Racing League returns with two additional tracks, one set on Earth and the other on Mercury. Players will also find a new mode, Strike Scoring. Full notes can be found here.

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PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning

Crash is set to return next year in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The bundle will feature remasters of the first three titles: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Vicarious Visions is rebuilding each game from the ground up, adding new lighting, animations, environments, and cutscenes. The audio is also being updated with a revamped soundtrack and new dialogue recorded with some of the original actors. The three will also support a unified save system, a similar checkpoint system, and analog stick functionality. Lastly, Bungie will kick off a three-week-long event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning, on December 13. The winter festivities will include new Quests, Bounties, and customization items, plus an additional Record Book and game mode, Strike Scoring. Sparrow Racing League will also return, complete with two new tracks, one on Earth and the other on Mercury.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition

“… packs two great games that follow the game’s shift from a modern tale of violent geopolitics to a far-flung but equally violent space-based adventure of tomorrow.”

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has been released for console and PC. Infinite Warfare marks the first time that the series takes the campaign into the stars with a storyline that is set throughout the solar system. As Captain Reyes, a member of Tier 1 Special Operations, players must lead one of the few remaining warships fighting for Earth against an insurgent force. That means taking part in not only ground-based operations but also dog fights in zero gravity. Players who grab the Legacy and Digital Deluxe Editions will also be able to relive old adventures with the included Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The undead also return with the four-player Zombies in Spaceland, which features an amusement park setting along with a new crafting system, weapons, and eSport-integration features. Multiplayer also adds new mech suits, known as combat rigs, that are design for specific combat roles but customizable with upgrades. A crafting system has also been added to multiplayer, which uses earnable Salvage to create Prototype weapons with unique designs and Gun Perks, while Mission Teams allows players to unlock more rewards. Lastly, PS VR owners can try some immersive dogfighting with the free Jackal Assault.

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Destiny to get a little spooky next week with Festival of the Lost

Destiny’s seasonal festivities are set to begin next week with the Halloween-themed Festival of the Lost. Running from October 25 through November 8, the event will feature decorated social spaces and special goodies, including masks, gear, emotes, and consumables. Several quest lines will also be involved, along with an exclusive one found in Rise of Iron’s social space, the Iron Temple. A trailer, posted below, begins the countdown until the event kicks off next Tuesday.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta begins at noon for PS4

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta kicks off today for PS4. Players can log in at noon (CST) to try out several new additions over Domination, Kill Confirmed, Team Deathmatch, and the recently added Defender. They can also experience the Combat Rigs, which allows them to tailor their position on the team by donning a suit specific to a particular combat role. Three of the six are in the beta—Warfighter, Merc, and Synaptic—along with their Payload powers and passive Traits. Three maps are also included, along with two of the four Mission Teams, the latter allowing players to unlock camos, emblems, and other goodies by completing tasks assigned by team commanders.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s upcoming multiplayer beta detailed

Activision has released new details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta. Set to begin on Friday, October 14 at noon (CST) for PS4, the event will feature several of the latest additions. One of the biggest, Combat Rigs, will allow players to outfit themselves in suits that serve different combat roles. These can be changed mid-match, and three of the six are planned to be playable: Warfighter, Merc, and Synaptic. Each can be equipped with an active Payload and a passive Trait, with a total of three each unlockable during play. A rundown of each rig’s capabilities can be found here. The beta will also include two of the four Mission Teams, which will reward players with experience when they complete assignments given by their team’s commander. Attaining new levels will unlock camos, emblems, team-specific prototype weapons, and more.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation out now for PC, Xbox One

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s final download pack, Salvation, has launched for PC and Xbox One. Salvation wraps up Origins Zombies, with the squad squaring off against Doctor Monty in The House, as well as adds four new maps: Citadel, Micro, Outlaw, and Rupture. Full details on all of the maps can be found below.

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