Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Raven Software

Modern Warfare Remastered – Variety Map Pack launches for PS4

The PS4 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered has received the Variety Map Pack. The drop include four maps plus 10 supply drops. Each map is a remastered version of a previous one from Call of Duty or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The full list, detailed below, includes Broadcast, Chinatown, Creek, and Killhouse.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Raven is getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The promo is currently ongoing and features a free themed map, Daybreak, a modified version of Downpour, which also has in-game challenges to earn the holiday-styled weapon camo Folium. Players also receive a free weekly Supply Drop by logging in. Other themed goodies include calling cards, camos, emblems, reticles, and an unlockable playable character, Darren “Graves” Cosgrave. The event, further detailed on Activision’s blog, will end at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on April 3.

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

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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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered launch trailer up

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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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1, 2 out for PC, PS4, Thursday for Xbox One*

Activision has released action role-playing games Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for console and PC. The digital-only releases debuted in 2006 and 2009 respectively, and are now available separately for $39.99 or as a bundle for $59.99. For PC and PS4, that is, Xbox One owners will need to wait until Thursday. As mentioned on Marvel.com, the re-releases feature improved performance, support for local and online co-op, and “some” interface as well as graphic enhancements. The inclusion of the downloadable character packs is up in the air.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered gameplay footage released

A new trailer has gone live for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The video runs nearly eight minutes long and features footage from a playthrough of Crew Expendable. As a reminder, Modern Warfare Remastered will be available in the Legacy and Digital Deluxe editions of Infinite Warfare.

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