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Call of Duty is set for some turbulent times if a new report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier is to be believed. According to Schreier, next year’s Call of Duty (2020) by Sledgehammer Games has effectively been cancelled, with COD: Black Ops developer Treyarch now in charge of next year’s project.
Treyarch dropped a big surprise for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fans yesterday with the announcement of Alcatraz, the second ever map for its Blackout battle royale mode. And the good bit? Alcatraz is going to be available today for PS4 owners, and next week on PC and Xbox One.
If you’re a Battle Royale fan but the thought of giving Activision your hard-earned money has your wallet shriveling up like a prune then help is hand - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode is free to play from now all the way through until January 24th.
UPDATE: This is my Diablo Immortal moment. Diablo? I can take it or leave it. Alien? As Elton John once said, don't go breaking my heart. That Alien Blackout game that leaked late last year? It's a new mobile-only horror game set aboard the Weyland-Yutani space station. Now the very idea of Kojima's involvement seems even more ridiculous than it did before.
Is it that time again? It's been a whirlwind year but we're already barreling toward Chrimbo. And on GD, that can only mean one thing - the return of the 12 Games of Christmas. Toot the horns, bang the drums. Make a big a song and dance.
It’s Black Friday! A day I think we all probably love and loathe with equal measure. If you’re on the hunt for some bargains in concentrated form though, then there’s probably no better day in the year to look for them.
Yesterday was the original Half-Life’s 20th anniversary, so happy birthday Gordan Freeman! You don’t look a day over 47! To celebrate the occasion, the Black Mesa team reveal a new Xen trailer for its Half-Life remake, showcasing the bizarre alien worlds that formed the back chunk of Valve’s seminal shooter.
Calling all console fans - the Black Friday deals are live on both the Xbox and the PlayStation stores.
As has become standard for a lot of AAA titles these days, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been updated to include microtransactions a few weeks after its launch. That’s nothing new, it’s a similar deal to what we’ve already seen with Call of Duty multiple times over the years. However, a new level of insanity has been added thanks to Sony’s exclusive partnership with Activision for COD: Black Ops 4.
There’s been a bit of a furore about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 over the weekend, when members of the community discovered COD BLOPS 4 currently only supports a 20Hz server tickrate in both its Blackout and Multiplayer modes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is currently operating in some strange sphere where it’s out but it’s not the finished article yet, particularly in the regards to its Battle Royale-style Blackout mode. Treyarch continues to roll out patches at a steady clip as it addresses fan issues, with the latest COD BLOPS 4 shunting the COD: Black Ops 4 - Blackout duos player count from 88 up to a nice round 100.