Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Call of Duty

Prologue released from Black Ops III – Zombies ‘Shadows of Evil’

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The prologue has been released from Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode, Shadows of Evil. The latest chapter introduces four new characters, played by Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman. The squad must battle their way through an expansive noir-styled world brimming with undead to uncover the truth behind a mysterious stranger who is offering them redemption.

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New Specialist, map revealed in live-stream video of Black Ops III

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Treyarch has released an archive video of their first Black Fridays live-stream event for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The inaugural stream revealed the ninth Specialist, Firebreak, and a new multiplayer map, Redwood. In addition to the archive, a handful of screenshots were also released to show Redwood in greater detail. Everything is available below to check out.

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PlayStation 4 getting price drop to $349.99 on Oct. 9, bundles detailed

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be getting a price drop of $50 to $349.99 as of October 9. Additionally, several bundles were also updated for the new price, including the Nathan Drake Collection Bundle with a 500 GB unit for $349.99 and a Canada-only NHL 16 Bundle with a 500 GB unit for $429.99. Only one system will come packed with the new 1 TB hard drive. The full list of bundles that will be on offer throughout the holiday seasons is available below.

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Near-future Earth is looking pretty bleak in new Black Ops III trailer

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Players can get a look at what’s shaping up to be a pretty wild campaign in a new story trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. As with the previous entries, there is a heavy sci-fi influence, what with the cybernetic augmentations, but a flash of anachronistic weaponry adds an intriguing twist.

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Activision to boost eSports presence with Call of Duty World League

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Activision has created a global eSports league for Call of Duty, the aptly named Call of Duty World League. The program is being set up to encourage casual fans to try their hand at competitive play and “provide a deeper level of engagement” for current professionals. The league will consist of two divisions, The Pro Division and The Challenge Division, with the latter providing an avenue for amateurs to win a spot at the Call of Duty Championship. Activision is ponying up $3 million in prizes and has set up a team to help facilitate the league leading up to and after its launch alongside Black Ops III. Full details can be found below.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning now on PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 4

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The final download includes four new maps (Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm), an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas setting, a ‘fused’ enemy type, and the Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Map details can be found below.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 multiplayer beta extended until tonight

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Treyarch has announced through their Twitter account that they are extending the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 beta through 10 p.m. (PST) tonight. They also added and adjusted several items during the weekend. The Spectre specialist was added, as was a new attack-and-defend mode, Safeguard, and the level cap was increased to 40. Head over to their blog for more details.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is a go for PS4

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The multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is now live for PS4. From today until Sunday, early buyers will be able to try out three maps, seven modes, eight Specialists (two of which haven’t been revealed), and weapon-customization options. For those that take part, a feedback form has been set up so that Treyarch can get an idea of players’ thoughts on the current state of multiplayer. Events are also planned during the period, but no info is as yet known as to what’s in store. To keep up to date on all of the events, keep an eye on Treyarch’s blog, which will be updated throughout the period.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning dated for PSN, Steam

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Activision has sent word that Reckoning, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be launching on September 3 for PC, PS3, and PS4. Four new maps are included with the add-on—Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm—along with an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas locale, ‘fused’ enemy type, and Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Details on each of the maps can be found below.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta teaser, info released

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Activision has released new screenshots and a teaser for the impending multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The beta is scheduled to start next week for PS4, and on August 26 for PC and Xbox One, and the trailer offers the first look at what’s coming. Some info gleamed from the teaser includes the planned availability of seven-plus multiplayer modes, three-plus maps, eight multiplayer specialists, and weapon customization. Specifics about the weapons, maps, and modes that will be playable will be released later today on Treyarch’s community page.

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