Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare story panel to be at Comic-Con 2016

Activision has sent word that they will be hosting a 60-minute panel for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at Comic-Con. On July 21, attendees can check out exclusive story footage, and get some insight into how the developers are creating the campaign. Several team members will share making-of info, including narrative director Taylor Kurosaki, director of photography Jeff Negus, David Harewood (Supergirl, Blood Diamond), and Jamie Gray Hyder (True Blood, Graceland). The panel will start at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in room 6BCF. Attendees will also receive a limited-edition lithograph poster from Mondo and artist Matt Taylor.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent detailed, hitting PS4 on July 12

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s third downloadable pack, Descent, got its first trailer today. The add-on, debuting on PSN on July 12, features four multiplayer maps as well as the next installment in Zombies. The maps, detailed below, include Empire, a reimagined versions of Black Ops II’s Raid; Berserk, a Viking village; Rumble, set in an arena where giant robots battle; and Cryogen, a prison filled with cryogenic tubes. The new Zombies entry, Gorod Krovi, sees the Origins gang in an alternate USSR where the remains of Stalingrad are dominated by mechanized zombies.

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New Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer released for E3

Activision has released the gameplay footage from the PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that was debuted during Sony’s conference. In the video, protagonist Reyes and his squad break into and destroy an enemy SetDef destroyer. Setting out from the UNSA Retribution, team SCAR gets into a series of dogfights while piloting Jackals before closing in to breach the hull amidst small arms fire.

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Call of Duty XP 2016 detailed, hands-on with Infinite Warfare, events

Activision is preparing to open ticket sales for Call of Duty XP 2016, “the biggest Call of Duty fan event in history.” Running from September 2-4 in Los Angeles, the Call of Duty World League will host the final teams for $2 million in prizes at the Call of Duty World League Championship. The event will also feature hands-on demos of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered multiplayer,and new downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. There will also be exhibits, developer panels, a surprise musical guest, paintball in a life-sized replica of Black Ops’ Nuketown map, Zombies laser tag, and the first Call of Duty VR experience that will include piloting a Jackal. Tickets will go on sale at noon (CST) on June 11 for $49, $129, and $199. Full details are below. For those unable to attend, check out the event livestream at the official Twitch and Youtube channels.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies map The Giant up for purchase

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies map The Giant, a remake of Der Riese, is now available as a single-map purchase. The drop continues the Zombies storyline with returning characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The $5.99 download is up for current-gen consoles and PC, and was previously included as a bonus with the various premium editions (Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe) and as part of the Season Pass. PS3 owners can also grab it for the same price as well, though Xbox 360 players will have to wait a bit longer.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered announced

Recently, hints and then videos began to appear indicating that a new Call of Duty announcement was imminent. Today, the curtain has been pulled back to reveal Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—and Modern Warfare Remastered. Following the main line’s tendency to go futuristic, the new release will take the fight beyond Earth and into the solar system. The story follows Tier 1 Special Operations pilot Captain Reyes as he commands one of the planet’s last warships, the Retribution, against the fascist Settlement Defense Front. A barren and overpopulated Earth relies on resources supplied by its colonies, but the Front is trying to secure all off-world outposts. From the Retribution, players will also launch sorties in the Jackal jet fighter. Also, all Legacy and Digital Deluxe packages will come with a download for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, which will include the base game and 10 multiplayer maps. To learn more, check out Infinity Ward’s livestream today at 12:30 p.m. (CST). Screenshots of Infinity can be found below those of Modern Warfare Remastered (a FAQ includes more details).

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse launches on PSN for PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second download pack, Eclipse, debuts today on PSN. The drop adds four new maps, one of which is a re-imagining of Call of Duty: World at War’s Banzai, and the next chapter of Zombies, titled Zetsubou No Shima. The maps range from a post-apocalyptic tribal compound to a futuristic civilian sub-orbital airport.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse trailer released for Zombies

A new trailer has gone live for the next entry in Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode, Zetsubou No Shima. Part of the upcoming Eclipse add-on, Zetsubou No Shima follows Der Eisendrache with the Origins characters stranded on a remote island in the Pacific. After finding a lab that’s been experimenting with Element 115, the group must explore the facilities while battling new enemies, avoiding traps, and tacking side quests.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse detailed, hitting PS4 on April 19

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second downloadable pack, Eclipse, will be launching on PSN on April 19. As with its predecessors, the drop will debut for PS4 with PC and Xbox One versions following afterwards. Eclipse will come with four multiplayer maps—Knockout, Rift, Spire, and Verge—with one being a re-imagining of World at War’s Banzai. Details for each can be found below. A new Zombies entry is also in the pack, Zetsubou No Shima. The latest chapter follows the Origin characters as they make their way to the Division 9 facility in the Pacific—during World War II.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack launches on Steam

Activision has released Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack for PC. The multiplayer-only download is even more streamlined than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III, and will be unlisted on February 29. The pack allows access to public ranked matches as well as Arena, Black Market, Freerun, Gunsmith, Theater, and Weapon Paint Shop. The download costs $14.99, and for those who end up wanting the complete experience, an in-game option allows players to upgrade to the full version.

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