Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

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

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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

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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

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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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PlayStation 4 News

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

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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

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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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Modern Warfare Remastered’s campaign playable for PS4 pre-orders

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Beginning today, PlayStation 4 owners who have pre-ordered the Legacy or Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can get an early start on Modern Warfare Remastered’s campaign. The latest version features, among other improvements, 1080p, updated textures, high-dynamic range lighting, and physically based rendering. Everyone else will have to wait to play until the game’s official launch on November 4.

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PlayStation 4 News

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered launch trailer up

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Longtime Call of Duty fans are getting a better look at Modern Warfare Remastered. The launch trailer, released today, runs just over two minutes and builds on the previously revealed footage that’s trickled out since the game’s announcement. Though no direct gameplay is shown, the footage does feature many of the more memorable cinematic sequences. For those who are itching to go back in time, it was also announced that anyone who pre-orders the Legacy or Digital Deluxe Edition for PS4 will be able to play Modern Warfare Remastered’ campaign 30 days early, starting on October 5.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: Rise of Iron

(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: Rise of Iron

“… adds some exciting boss battles, a decent story, and a lengthy Raid, but it is also overly reliant on reskinned elements.”

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta schedule detailed

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Activision has sent word that everyone who has pre-ordered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for PS4 will be able to access the multiplayer beta beginning at noon (CST) on Friday, October 14. Xbox One owners will be able to join in at noon the following Friday, October 21. The servers will run throughout the weekend, shutting down at noon on Monday, October 24. Details as to what will be included for play should be along shortly, but for now, a FAQ has been set up to address any questions prior to launch.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron now available, transition program begins

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Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, is now available for download. The $29.99 add-on is the game’s largest to date, introducing The Plaguelands on Earth, the six-player Raid Felwinter Peak, a three-player Strike, four player-versus-player maps, Supremacy competitive mode, and a social space home to a stronghold that needs to be retaken. A new story partners players with Lord Saladin to battle an evil spreading a disease across the land. An extra Raid, Wrath of the Machine, is also slated to go live at noon on Friday.

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