Tag: Call of Duty

The Best ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Season 4 Loadouts, According to People Who Win Sometimes

For the last three months, some of the reporters and editors of Motherboard have been obsessively playing Call of Duty: Warzone on a near-nightly basis. As we’ve previously noted, it’s a great way to stay connected in a world that’s been flattened with constant, exhausting Zoom calls. It’s also a way to get a brief […]

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Sensor Tower — Call of Duty: Mobile passed 250 million downloads in 8 months

Call of Duty: Mobile has hit 250 million downloads since its debut on October 25, according to mobile measurement firm Sensor Tower. Players on iOS and Android have spent more than $327 million to date, Sensor Tower estimates. The success shows how Activision Publishing, the owner of the Call of Duty franchise, has been able […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 changes will force players into close combat

Activision is kicking off Season 4 for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer and its Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale modes. It’s a big update that will deliver new maps, features, and  modes. Modern Warfare is one of the most popular Call of Duty games in years, and the free-to-play Warzone mode has […]

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Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

Epic Games postponed the launch of Season 3 of its wildly popular Fortnite battle royale game, which has more than 350 million registered players due to the protests related to the killing of a black man by a white police officer. In some ways, Epic Games is a little late in doing the postponement, following […]

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Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

Epic Games postponed the launch of Season 3 of its wildly popular Fortnite battle royale game, which has more than 350 million registered players due to the protests related to the killing of a black man by a white police officer. In some ways, Epic Games is a little late in doing the postponement, following […]

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Activision delays new seasons for Call of Duty amid unrest

Activision announced that it has delayed new seasons for its Call of Duty games amid unrest in the U.S. The nationwide protests erupted and spilled over into violence after the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Sony and Electronic Arts have canceled big events this week, and others may […]

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NPD: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is still the best-selling title of 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came in at the No. 2 best-selling game of the month for April in the U.S., according to market researcher NPD. The game remains the best-selling game both year-to-date as well as for the 12-month period ending April 2020. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is currently the fourth fastest-selling release […]

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‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Cheaters Are Getting Owned by 2FA

If you’ve been getting owned in Call of Duty: Warzone a lot before you even hit the ground and thought it would be more fun to play if you could use cheats to see other players through walls, you’re not alone. Last month, the developers of the hugely popular game banned more than 70,000 cheaters […]

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Three Games That Have Kept Me Sane While Staying at Home

Graphic: Enhance Games Between the pandemic, the isolation and the sheer amount of losses, these last few months have been fucking hard. The world just doesn’t seem to stop inflicting pain. One of my primary forms of self-care has always been video games. When reality gets too hard, I take a break from it and […]

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Activision’s Sledgehammer Games bounces back with a multi-city hiring spree

Sledgehammer Games is one of Activision‘s major game development studios, producing games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII. But the studio suffered some big blows when its founders left in 2018, and rumors surfaced last year that it was having trouble working with Raven Software to create the next […]

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Activision Blizzard: Next premium Call of Duty title is on track for the fall

Activision Blizzard president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre said in an earnings call that the next premium Call of Duty game is on track for the fall. Activision’s own revenues were $519 million in the first quarter, driven by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Warzone (a battle royale game), and Call […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone hits 60 million downloads in less than 2 months

More than 60 million players have parachuted into Call of Duty: Warzone in the past 52 days since its launch, according to Activision Blizzard. When Warzone launched on March 11, the U.S. was just going into a pandemic lockdown. Video game players needed something to do, and in its first month, the free-to-play game got […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone — Why Activision’s battle royale has so much traction

If you have gamers in your household, chances are one is playing Call of Duty: Warzone. The new battle royale mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer arrived on March 10 just in time for the lockdown in the United States and elsewhere. And it’s become my game of choice to take my mind […]

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What’s next for esports? Join the conversation at GamesBeat Summit Digital

We’re taking GamesBeat Summit Digital into a digital online-only format. And now we’re happy to welcome our next round of speakers. Register now for a chance to see Mark Chang of Intel; Ari Segal of Immortals, Joe Barnes of Anheuser-Busch; Grace Dolan of Samsung; and Dean Takahashi talk about what’s next for esports, in the wake […]

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The Florida Mutineers Won COD League Dallas Homestand 3-1 Over Minnesota Rokkr

In the COD League Dallas Homestand, it was an exciting Sunday of competition with the Minnesota Rokkr and Florida Mutineers meeting in the Finals. Each team had to overcome tough opponents in the Chicago Huntsmen for Florida and the hometown Dallas Empire for Minnesota. Of course, all of this was done in an online-only environment […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone has hit 50 million downloads in a month

Working from home has never been better thanks to Call of Duty: Warzone. Activision has announced that the battle royale version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has now hit 50 million downloads in the month since its debut on March 10. That’s an astonishing achievement for a free-to-play game, which is about the same […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The Call Of Duty League’s Return

The thrill of seeing elite gamers throwdown, tossing out barbs and leaning into both team rivalries and the delightful chaos of a head to head match returns on Friday with the return of Call of Duty League, offering all the excitement of standard tournament play from the comforts of the homes of pros that are […]

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Call of Duty League resumes online-only esports tournaments starting April 10

The Call of Duty League has shifted away from live events, but it will resume online-only esports tournaments starting April 10. Activision said that the online-only approach will deliver competitive entertainment for fans in a way that’s safe for its global community. The league announced on March 12 that it would shift online, and now […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone has 30 million players ‘working from home’

If you’re working from home and get paid to play video games, then odds are good you’re enjoying Call of Duty: Warzone. In just 10 days, the free-to-play battle royale game Warzone has accumulated 30 million players, according to Activision Blizzard and developer Infinity Ward. Over 30 million of you have dropped in to play […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone hits 15 million battle royale players in 4 days

Call of Duty: Warzone debuted on Tuesday as the latest free-to-play battle royale game in Activision Blizzard’s shooter series. And it hit 15 million players in four days. The game hit 6 million players in its first 24 hours on the PC and consoles. That’s a pretty good outcome for a battle royale mode that […]

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The Most Surprising Part of ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ is How Fun Dying Is

About a year ago, we saw shooter juggernaut Call of Duty take a crack at a battle royale-style game with Blackout. But unlike most other battle royale experiences, Blackout already has a sequel, a standalone game called Warzone. Boasting a 150-player count, Warzone is a different from the genre’s mainstays, with some interesting new mechanics. […]

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‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Is Adding A Free-To-Play ‘Warzone’ Mode With 150-Player Battle Royale

It feels like ages ago that Call of Duty was the top game in the world, with midnight releases, yearly launches, bombastic campaigns, and massive multiplayer experiences that often made the first person shooter franchise the most notable game of the year. It’s a crowded field these days, with Fortnite and other shooters vying for […]

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Call of Duty Endowment placed 11,000 veterans into jobs in 2019

In 2019, the Call of Duty Endowment placed more than 11,000 veterans into high-quality jobs and raised funding to place 16,000 more. Now in its tenth year, the charitable group said it has placed more than 66,000 veterans into jobs to date, thanks to help from grantees, corporate partners, the gaming community, and Activision Blizzard […]

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Vince Staples On Why ‘It’s Good For The Kids To See’ Rappers And Athletes Gaming On The Big Stage

MINNEAPOLIS – Vince Staples is one of those guys who could do a lot with a 25th hour in each day. He’s a font of energy — creative and otherwise — as he never does anything halfway, whether it be his music, his video projects, his love for hoops, or his prodigious ability at trolling. […]

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Call Of Duty League Cancelled An NBA-Themed Hype Battle After Kobe Bryant’s Death

Call of Duty League was set up to have a fun matchup on Sunday with NBA stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins playing in a 2v2 hype battle. The two Wolves players are known Call of Duty fans and were scheduled to play a match against each other along with Vince Staples and Michael B. […]

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NPD: The top 20 best-selling games of the decade in the U.S.

Two names dominated the last decade of video games: Rockstar and Call of Duty. Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling game from 2010 through the end of 2019 in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Call of Duty, meanwhile, made up seven of the top 10 best-selling games through that […]

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Tencent’s TiMi J3 studio cracked the code on adapting Call of Duty for mobile

Mobile games are expected to generate $86 billion in 2019, or 2.4 times the revenue for PC and console games, according to App Annie. But for years, Call of Duty has generated almost all of its revenues from PC and console games. But with the launch of Call of Duty: Mobile in the fall, Activision […]

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