Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Call of Duty

Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrach trailer released

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The official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrache has gone live. The first downloadable chapter in the latest Zombies mode adds Origin characters Dempsey, Nicolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The group must explore a medieval castle that’s been built on a deposit of Element 115, and survive the ensuing onslaught of monsters. Awakening will be released first for PS4 on February 2.

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Activision Blizzard acquires Major League Gaming

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Activision Blizzard is expanding their eSport footprint with the acquisition of Major League Gaming. MLG is over 12 years old with over nine million registered users, and hosts more than 180 players throughout its operated events. The league’s live-streaming capabilities will be used to augment Activision Blizzard’s Media Networks division. According to the announcement, MLG will still run MLG.tv, MLG Pro Circuit, and GameBattles, as well as continue working with its current partners and other publishers.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening hitting PS4 on February 2

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Awakening, the first downloadable pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, will be making its debut on PSN for PS4 on February 2. Four maps will be included, detailed below: Gauntlet, Splash, Rise, and a reimagined map from Black Ops II, Skyjacked. Players will find themselves in a military training facility that hosts multiple environments, an abandoned water park, and a construction site. In addition, Zombies’ downloadable story is being introduced with the first chapter, Der Eisendrache. Four characters—Dempsey, Richtofen, Nicolai, and Takeo—must fight their way through a medieval castle built on a cursed site.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III video details Black Market update

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Activision has released a new trailer for the latest Black Market update for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Supply Drops are now packed new taunts, head and body variants for Specialists, camo, and three melee weapons (Brass Knuckles, Butterfly Knight, and Wrench). Drops are called using earned Cryptokeys, but a new optional virtual currency is being introduced, Call of Duty Points, to get Rare Supply Drops. To introduce the currency, anyone who logs into the game will receive a gift of 200 Points. Treyarch has posted an article detailing the additions.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops III

(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops III

” … a feature-rich, at-times surreal entry that has a lot to offer series fans, despite not always knowing when to say when.”

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III now available for console, PC

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Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III has launched online and in stores. Set 50 years into the future, soldiers are heavily altered by bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements, allowing them to utilize the entry’s signature addition, a new momentum-based movement system. The campaign, as with all modes, is playable online, and up to four players will be able to go through the story together. Multiplayer also features a Specialist system, with players choosing from nine different soldiers who have their own set of unique customization unlocks. Weapon customization has also been given a bump via Gunsmith, allowing for custom paint jobs access to a more advanced emblem editor. eSport features have been implemented, such as Theater, as has a new loot system, the Black Market. Lastly, Zombies returns with Shadows of Evil, a new campaign featuring four strangers making their way through a noir-film-inspired world, and Zombies also return in the main campaign once players finish the game.

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Meet Kevin in new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Over the weekend, Activision released a new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Seize Glory features Michael B. Jordan introducing and Marshawn Lynch awing at Kevin, the everyday player who is utilizing some of the new maneuvers and skills to navigate around and take down zombies and mechs. The trailer was directed by Wayne McClammy.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer released for Nuk3town Bonus Map

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Treyarch has released a new trailer for the Nuk3town Bonus Map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Black Ops map returns redesigned for 2065, with structures laid out to support the new momentum-based, chained-movement system. Nuk3town is a pre-order bonus for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer previews CE bonus map The Giant

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Activision is following up yesterday’s launch gameplay trailer with a new video to showcase The Giant bonus map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The map, available in Zombies, will be included with all Collector’s Editions and pick up the story where Origins ended with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richthofen battling through Der Riese. The map features hellhounds, teleporters, and a Pack-a-Punch machine for upgrading weapons. For more Black Ops III, head over to the game’s official Youtube channel where the Friday live stream is set to kick off in a few minutes (2 p.m. CST).

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III launch gameplay trailer released

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Activision has released a launch gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The video gives an overview of the core three modes, with the campaign sending players across the globe to track down their squadmates in the midst of a new Cold War, multiplayer adding a new momentum-based chained movement system, and Zombies returning as the noir-inspired Shadows of Evil. The campaign can be completed solo or with friends, who can be connected to at any time. Multiplayer also introduces the Specialist system that allows players to progress up to nine characters through a challenge-based system.

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