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Warzone's zombie outbreak is boring
Warzone's zombie outbreak is boring
You could see it as you parachuted in: a cloud that crackled with electricity, and a dark tanker headed straight for the shores of Verdansk.
Another 15,000 Call of Duty: Warzone accounts have been banned
Another 15,000 Call of Duty: Warzone accounts have been banned
Raven Software and Activision are continuing their banning spree against cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Infinity Ward pulls two of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare maps surprise-added to the game last week without explanation
Infinity Ward pulls two of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare maps surprise-added to the game last week without explanation
In another twist in the 'has Activision abandoned Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?' saga, Infinity Ward has now pulled two of the new maps surprise-added to the game last week. Last week, we reported how 2019's Modern Warfare unexpectedly received three new maps, four months after Activision left the game behind to focus on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. The maps, added to the game as part of the mammoth mid-season two update, are Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase (6v6) and Drainage (Gunfight). Read more
Call Of Duty: Warzone's latest patch nerfs its two most dominant guns
Call Of Duty: Warzone's latest patch nerfs its two most dominant guns
Recently Call Of Duty: Warzone had been plagued by two guns: the FFAR and the AUG.
Activision DMCAs news outlet for reporting Call of Duty leak
Activision DMCAs news outlet for reporting Call of Duty leak
Video Games Chronicle says its Twitter account was locked for a post about new Warzone map
Activision Issues DMCA Takedowns to Outlet Covering Call of Duty Leaks
Activision Issues DMCA Takedowns to Outlet Covering Call of Duty Leaks
Activision has issued a DMCA notice to a gaming publication's Twitter account for covering a series of map leaks from Call of Duty Warzone.
Activision battles to contain Call of Duty: Warzone map leak
Activision battles to contain Call of Duty: Warzone map leak
Call of Duty: Warzone appears to finally be getting its much-anticipated map change, but the news seems to have arrived a little earlier than intended: leaked footage of the map is currently circulating online, and Activision is battling to contain it.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare quietly brings back a fan-favourite map
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare quietly brings back a fan-favourite map
Killhouse comes to Modern Warfare four months after Activision dumped the game.
Surprise! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets new maps four months after Activision left the game behind
Surprise! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets new maps four months after Activision left the game behind
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has new maps this morning, four months after Activision left the game behind to focus on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. After downloading this morning's mammoth mid-season two update, Modern Warfare fans were surprised to see the Killhouse map added to Multiplayer alongside the new Killhouse 24/7 playlist. Killhouse originally appeared in Infinity Ward's ground-breaking Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and it was spotted in the files of 2019's Modern Warfare back in February 2020. Read more
Activision Blizzard appoints former Trump official as its chief administrative officer
Activision Blizzard appoints former Trump official as its chief administrative officer
"Mike Pompeo's attack dog" joined the publisher earlier this week.
Call Of Duty: Warzone's next huge download will actually save you space
Call Of Duty: Warzone's next huge download will actually save you space
Call Of Duty: Warzone and Cold War are heating up tomorrow with a mid season update.
Activision Blizzard names Armin Zerza CFO
Activision Blizzard names Armin Zerza CFO
Publisher promotes from within and moves chief commercial officer into the role of retiring CFO Dennis Durkin
You can’t play Crash Bandicoot 4 if Activision servers are down
You can’t play Crash Bandicoot 4 if Activision servers are down
Activision finally released Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PC, but it comes with one big, annoying problem.
Everything in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Reloaded update
Everything in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Reloaded update
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Reloaded launches this week, Activision announced. The mid-season update for both shooters adds several new maps, modes and features for Black Ops Cold War, as well as two new operators, and the new ZRG 20mm sniper rifle. This all goes live following updates to Black Ops Cold War at 5am UK time tomorrow, 30th March, and to Warzone at 7am UK time on Wednesday 31st March. Read more
Activision goes after Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone
Activision goes after Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone
When it comes to competitive first-person shooters, your statistics help you you determine where you stand among the other players around you.
Call of Duty Warzone stat-tracking site shuts down after cease and desist from Activision
Call of Duty Warzone stat-tracking site shuts down after cease and desist from Activision
But creators of SBMM Warzone still campaigning for publisher to grant partner status
Crash Bandicoot 4's launch was dogged by server issues
Crash Bandicoot 4's launch was dogged by server issues
While Crash Bandicoot 4 is mostly singleplayer with some local multiplayer, the game does require on online connection on PC.
Activision shuts down Warzone's largest stat tracking site
Activision shuts down Warzone's largest stat tracking site
The site is now desperately looking for a partnership, but things don't look great.
Activision orders Call of Duty stats site SBMM Warzone to shut down
Activision orders Call of Duty stats site SBMM Warzone to shut down
The popular stat-tracking site is appealing to Activision to negotiate the decision.
Activision tells creators of popular Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone to shut it down by Monday
Activision tells creators of popular Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone to shut it down by Monday
Activision has ordered the creators of SBMMWarzone.com to shut the website down by Monday. The Belgium-based co-creators of SBMM Warzone said lawyers representing Activision sent a cease and desist demanding the website be shut down, citing privacy concerns. In this letter, which Eurogamer has verified, the lawyers claim SBMM Warzone violates Activision's API terms of use, infringes Activision's copyright, violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and exposes SBMM Warzone's creators to fines under GDPR.
Activision pulls Ice Drake blueprint from Warzone's store
Activision pulls Ice Drake blueprint from Warzone's store
The Krig 6 skin has been causing game-breaking bugs for players.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Supports 1080p/120 FPS and 4K/60 FPS on PS5
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Supports 1080p/120 FPS and 4K/60 FPS on PS5
Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers support also confirmed.
Get yours hands on the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War crossbow officially later this week
Get yours hands on the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War crossbow officially later this week
Just a few days ago, Activision accidentally released its R1 Shadowhunter crossbow weapon early into both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Activision will (officially this time) release the Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War crossbow this week
Activision will (officially this time) release the Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War crossbow this week
Activision will officially release Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War's new crossbow this week after accidentally releasing it last week. The R1 Shadowhunter crossbow comes to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War on 24th March, when it'll be available in base form via an in-game challenge, or available immediately to those who fork out for its Lancehead legendary blueprint via the "Archaic Range" bundle. This bundle was accidentally sold via the in-game Warzone store for 1200 COD Points (around £10) on 18th March. Read more
Activision pulls £17 Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops ice dragon weapon skin from sale over bugs
Activision pulls £17 Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops ice dragon weapon skin from sale over bugs
Activision has pulled one of Call of Duty's most eye-catching weapon skins due to bugs. The "Ice Drake" skin that turned the Krig 6 into an ice dragon went on sale yesterday as part of the NecroKing bundle, which costs 2400 COD Points (£16.79). This "mastercraft" quality weapon skin turns the Krig into an ice dragon with flapping wings, chilly visual effects and icy tracer fire.
Activision promises refunds after pulling ‘earlier than planned’ crossbow from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone
Activision promises refunds after pulling ‘earlier than planned’ crossbow from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone
In the continuing twists and turns that have been part and parcel of both Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Activision has once again let the cat out of the bag too early.
Activision Confirms Original Dev Is Handling Tony Hawk Switch Port
Activision Confirms Original Dev Is Handling Tony Hawk Switch Port
"Vicarious Visions is on the case". When it comes to third-party games on the Nintendo Switch, a lot of companies call on support studios or specialists such as Panic Button to do the heavy lifting.
Black Panther Coming To Avengers, Gotham Knights Delayed, Outriders Launching On Game Pass And More
Black Panther Coming To Avengers, Gotham Knights Delayed, Outriders Launching On Game Pass And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we celebrate the death of Fortnite’s Peely, learn more about upcoming Square Enix games, see who’s the next big hero coming to Avengers, eat a baby(?) and get a look at the next generation of PSVR controllers. Read more...
As Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick is poised to earn a bonus worth millions of dollars, staff brace themselves for layoffs across Europe
As Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick is poised to earn a bonus worth millions of dollars, staff brace themselves for layoffs across Europe
Activision Blizzard has warned staff of impending layoffs across its offices in Europe. The news comes as Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick is poised to earn millions of dollars in a bonus. GamesIndustry.biz reports the company behind Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush is closing all its publishing offices in Europe as part of a reorganisation that will see the business centralised within one hub in the UK. Read more
Activision Blizzard preps for layoffs at European offices
Activision Blizzard preps for layoffs at European offices
Consultancy talks started with publishing staff in Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, and UK; development and customer support not impacted
Report: More Layoffs Loom As Activision Blizzard Moves To Close European Publishing Offices
Report: More Layoffs Loom As Activision Blizzard Moves To Close European Publishing Offices
Activision Blizzard is planning to close its publishing offices in Europe and lay off even more employees in the process, according to a new report by GamesIndustry.biz. Read more...
Whoops, Call of Duty: Warzone didn't mean to put that crossbow in the game
Whoops, Call of Duty: Warzone didn't mean to put that crossbow in the game
Activision promises refunds after accidentally releasing the new weapon.
Activision promises refunds to Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players after accidentally releasing a new crossbow
Activision promises refunds to Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players after accidentally releasing a new crossbow
Activision accidentally sold a new crossbow for Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War this week that some players spent real world money on - and now the company has pulled it from the game and promised refunds. However, it's Activision's decision to reset progress made by players to unlock this crossbow for free that has angered the Call of Duty community. Yesterday, 18th March, a bundle that included a blueprint for the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow was sold in the in-game Warzone store for 1200 COD Points (around £10). Read more
Investment group slams Activision CEO Bobby Kotick’s massive bonus payment
Investment group slams Activision CEO Bobby Kotick’s massive bonus payment
CtW Investment Group, which criticized Kotick's pay package last year, says he'll earn nearly $200 million in this payout.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly due to receive $200m payout
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly due to receive $200m payout
Shareholder Value Creative Incentive clause means publisher boss will earn four years worth of rewards
Close To 190 Employees Have Reportedly Been Laid Off By Activision Blizzard, Due To Impact Of The Pandemic
Close To 190 Employees Have Reportedly Been Laid Off By Activision Blizzard, Due To Impact Of The Pandemic
Including "50 employees" in live events. It has been tough times for a lot of industries over the past year, and perhaps one of the hardest parts of the pandemic for the video game industry has been the cancellation of live shows including expos and e-sports events. As these in-person events are no longer happening, Activision Blizzard has made the decision to lay off employees across various departments, according to a report from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Activision Blizzard lays off roughly 50 esports employees as online events grow in priority
Activision Blizzard lays off roughly 50 esports employees as online events grow in priority
Activision Blizzard Esports isn't looking to move away from live events completely, but it is changing with the times.
Activision-Blizzard Has Reportedly Laid Off Nearly 190 Employees
Activision-Blizzard Has Reportedly Laid Off Nearly 190 Employees
Activision-Blizzard has reportedly laid off nearly 190 of its employees.
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Publisher cites impact of pandemic on esports business, says live events "still very much a part of both the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League strategies"
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports will lay off around 50 employees, according to a report released today by Sports Business Journal. Read more...
Call of Duty: Warzone emblem discovered to sport neo-Nazi similarities
Call of Duty: Warzone emblem discovered to sport neo-Nazi similarities
Activision and Raven Software’s Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the biggest games around.
Crash Bandicoot 4 is heading to PC later this month
Crash Bandicoot 4 is heading to PC later this month
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, the latest entry in Activision's long-running platform series, will be making its way to PC on 26th March. As the '4' in the title indicates, It's About Time is a direct continuation of 1998's Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped - a game that got a gorgeous remake as one third of 2017's Crash Bandicoot N.
Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents
Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is testing a feature that lets players see what might be inside the game’s eggs before they walk the many miles to hatch them.
So, What's Happened To Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time's Physical Version In Europe?
So, What's Happened To Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time's Physical Version In Europe?
Switch release is MIA. Today sees the launch of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time on Nintendo Switch, the latest entry in Activision and Toys for Bob's popular platforming series, yet the physical version of the game hasn't materialised in stores across Europe. The new release has launched as expected in North America and Australia, with physical copies readily available at stores and online, but fans in Europe seem to have been left in the cold.
Crash 4 dev shares top 10 skins to celebrate launch on PS5
Crash 4 dev shares top 10 skins to celebrate launch on PS5
Everybody’s favorite Bandicoot spins onto PlayStation 5 today with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Menus Suck
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Menus Suck
Booting up the newest Call of Duty, I was greeted by terrible-looking menus, an overwhelming amount of options, too much information, and some ugly-looking ads.
Crash Bandicoot 4 revisted: PlayStation 5 vs Nintendo Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4 revisted: PlayStation 5 vs Nintendo Switch
Initially released just before the arrival of the new wave of consoles, Crash Bandicoot 4 is set to arrive imminently on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series machines - but Activision has thrown us a curveball with the simultaneous release of a port for Nintendo Switch.
Lock and Load With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for $45 on Xbox
Lock and Load With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for $45 on Xbox
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Xbox) | $45 | Microsoft StoreCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle (Xbox) | $45 | Microsoft Store Read more...
Fresh footage of Tencents' Pokémon Unite surfaces as closed beta gets underway
Fresh footage of Tencents' Pokémon Unite surfaces as closed beta gets underway
Pokémon Unite - the new free-to-play MOBA from Tencent's TiMi Studios, which was also responsible for Activision's Call of Duty Mobile - has just launched its closed beta in Canada, and a heap of new details and footage have emerged as a result. Originally announced last summer, Pokémon Unite pits two squads of five players against one another, battling it out in an arena threaded with control points to secure.
New Pokemon Games, New Final Fantasy VII Spin-Offs, Anthem Is Done, Call Of Duty Is Way Too Big, And More
New Pokemon Games, New Final Fantasy VII Spin-Offs, Anthem Is Done, Call Of Duty Is Way Too Big, And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we learn about the next terrible thing involving Cyberpunk 2077, learn the future of Anthem, check out a new trailer for more Hot Wheels in Forza, talk about some good dads and watch Destiny 2 players jump off a cliff over and over. Read more...
A 500GB PS4 May No Longer Be Able to Fit Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare and Warzone
A 500GB PS4 May No Longer Be Able to Fit Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare and Warzone
Activision has said that 500GB PS4 owners may "need to make room" to fit the fully-updated versions of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone on one system.
Activision warns a standard 500GB PS4 may no longer fit Call of Duty: Warzone, Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare
Activision warns a standard 500GB PS4 may no longer fit Call of Duty: Warzone, Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Warzone's Season Two download is now live - and it's a big one. Here are the download sizes: When I started the download on my PS5 this morning, I was warned over 100GB of clear space was required before I could download the 17GB update, forcing me to delete games installed on my hard-drive. Read more
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 has a convoluted $10 upgrade for PS5, Xbox Series S/X
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 has a convoluted $10 upgrade for PS5, Xbox Series S/X
Activision has now confirmed the previously-teased Nintendo Switch edition of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, as well as new versions of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's new Outbreak mode free to play during launch week
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's new Outbreak mode free to play during launch week
Activision is making Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's upcoming Outbreak mode free to play for a week. From the launch of Season Two at 6pm UK time on Thursday, 25th February to 8pm UK time on Thursday, 4th March, a selection of Multiplayer and Zombies content, including Outbreak, is free as part of a new free access week. Outbreak is the new large-scale Zombies mode set on big maps in the Ural Mountains.
Tony Hawk Has Heard About Crash 4 Coming To New Platforms, Wants His Own Game To Follow
Tony Hawk Has Heard About Crash 4 Coming To New Platforms, Wants His Own Game To Follow
Is it time to make the Switch? Earlier this month, Activision announced Crash Bandicoot 4 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch this March. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Activision details how Call of Duty: Cold War's Zombies Outbreak mode will actually work
Activision details how Call of Duty: Cold War's Zombies Outbreak mode will actually work
A new trailer and blog post tell you (almost) all you need to know.
Call of Duty: Warzone players have some interesting theories about the future of the map
Call of Duty: Warzone players have some interesting theories about the future of the map
Activision continues to tease some sort of change to Call of Duty: Warzone's main map, this time with the impending arrival of a boat. This week, Activision said Verdansk will get a number of points of interest to either discover or explore as part of Season Two.
Overwatch 2 Team Needs More Development Time To Ensure It's A
Overwatch 2 Team Needs More Development Time To Ensure It's A "Worthy Successor"
And a "true sequel". Earlier this month, Activision Blizzard confirmed the sequel to the team-based shooter Overwatch would be not be arriving this year.
CoD Outbreak mode confirmed, and Season Two detailed by Activision
CoD Outbreak mode confirmed, and Season Two detailed by Activision
Well, it’s officially true. Outbreak mode is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season Two.
Saudi sovereign fund invests over $3 billion in major game publishers
Saudi sovereign fund invests over $3 billion in major game publishers
The Public Investment Fund acquired stock in Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two in the fourth quarter
Saudi Arabia Acquires $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision Blizzard
Saudi Arabia Acquires $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision Blizzard
Saudi Arabia has utilized its Public Investment Fund to invest over $3.3 billion (that’s $3,300,000,000 for the more visual learners out there) in Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, and Activision Blizzard, Al Jazeera reported (h/t Eurogamer). Read more...
New Zombies Outbreak Experience Coming in COD: Black Ops Cold War Season 2
New Zombies Outbreak Experience Coming in COD: Black Ops Cold War Season 2
Activision has confirmed its plans for season two of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including a massive new Zombies experience, Outbreak.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War and Warzone Season 2 kicks off February 25
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War and Warzone Season 2 kicks off February 25
Activision has finally pulled the tarp off Season 2 of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War and Warzone, and revealed that the release date is set for February 25.
Here's everything coming with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2
Here's everything coming with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2
Activision has revealed all the new content coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two. Season Two, which launches on 25th February, adds four new operators, six new weapons, the new (and leaked) Zombies experience dubbed Outbreak, four multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes, new prestige levels and new Warzone points of interest.
Incoming Intel: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two releases on February 25
Incoming Intel: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two releases on February 25
Season Two of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone live on February 25 on PlayStation, and with it comes a whole lot of new content.
Saudi sovereign fund acquires $3.3bn stake in Activision, EA, Take-Two
Saudi sovereign fund acquires $3.3bn stake in Activision, EA, Take-Two
The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), the country's investment group chaired by controversial crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, has scooped up shares in big-name game publishers Activision Blizzard, EA and Take-Two worth more than $3.3bn.
Call of Duty 2021 Will Be Set During World War 2 – Rumour
Call of Duty 2021 Will Be Set During World War 2 – Rumour
A known leaker might be hinting at another World War 2 setting for Call of Duty.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 trailer reveals release date, new operators, new weapons and more
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 trailer reveals release date, new operators, new weapons and more
Activision released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone trailer confirming Season Two kicks off on 25th February 2021. The video, below, also reveals a raft of new operators coming to the game, as well as new weapons. Spotted in use is a crossbow, the minigun scorestreak, what looks like a new submachine gun, and the Galil assault rifle from Black Ops games of old. Read more
Crash Bandicoot 4 Switch eShop File Size Revealed
Crash Bandicoot 4 Switch eShop File Size Revealed
Go digital and score some "Totally Tubular Skins". After multiple reports and rumours, earlier this week, Activision finally made it official - announcing Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for the Nintendo Switch.
Call Of Duty 2021 Rumored To Be Developed By Sledgehammer
Call Of Duty 2021 Rumored To Be Developed By Sledgehammer
The WWII developer is alleged to be in the driver seat for 2021's entry.
Call of Duty: Warzone just had another ban wave - and more are coming
Call of Duty: Warzone just had another ban wave - and more are coming
Call of Duty: Warzone just had another ban wave - with the promise of more to come. Last week Activision banned 60,000 accounts for cheating in Warzone amid an ongoing furore over hacking. Yesterday, developer Raven said it had issued another ban wave across the battle royale behemoth, with "more to come". Read more