First-Person Shooters

call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

Infinity Ward announces the solution to yesterday’s problems with the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare patch. Word this is this should be solved thanks to a new backend fix. They are also working on a fix for those users who did not ignore the error prompt as they eventually suggested. Word is that though your stats were reset, your progression is intact:

We want to give a status update on the error prompt issue that occurred while rolling out today’s title update.

A backend fix has already been deployed across all platforms, so you won’t see a download prompt or see anything pop-up on screen to notify you a fix is available. This fix looks at two things:

Loadout Slots:

Part of today’s update included additional loadout slots. If you created classes in these slots, you’ll see that they have been reset back to default. This will only happen one time. If you didn’t create any additional classes in those slots, you won’t notice anything. This also fixes an issue where clicking on these slots could kick some players back to the multiplayer screen.

Error Prompt:

  • If you were presented with the error prompt and did not click “Yes” and closed the game, your stats are still intact. Feel free to play as usual.
  • If you did click “Yes” – you most likely noticed your stats in the combat record, leaderboards, custom classes, and Operators were reset. Nothing related to your progression was lost, so your rank, XP, Battle Pass progression, weapon progression, unlocks, purchases, etc., are all still intact.

We’re actively working on a fix for this, but do not have one to deploy tonight. You are still able to play the game as usual and your progression will still track, but please be aware that once we do have a fix, we may have to roll back your stats to the state they were in prior to today’s update.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while we work through this issue and thank you to everyone who has helped by sending us their information, videos, and screenshots. We’ll provide another update when we have more information for those whose stats were reset and again, thank you all for your patience.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

Infinity Ward announces that Season One for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is being extended until February 11th:

Over the next few weeks, a host of new items and challenges will arrive, including an in-game Challenge to earn the new Crossbow weapon, more remixed game modes, new playlists, and more in the Store to discover. To make room for all that activity, we are making a one-time extension of Season One – it’s now ending on February 11. During that time, there will be 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Tier Progression to help you finish up your Officer Ranks and Tiers, and get you ready for an exciting Season Two.

ARMA 3′S NEW ‘OLD MAN’ SCENARIO TURNS THIS MILITARY SHOOTER INTO AN OPEN WORLD ADVENTURE

By Ian Boudreau @ Wargamer

Just before the holiday break, Bohemia Interactive dropped a bit of a bombshell on us: they were putting the beta version of the upcoming Old Man scenario for Arma 3 on the Steam Workshop for anyone to try out. Admittedly, I had not been paying a lot of attention to the latest in Arma news since Contact came out in the summer, so Old Man came as a complete surprise. And it’s continued to surprise me as I’ve played this huge scenario.

Old Man is a singleplayer scenario set on Tanoa, a fictional South Pacific island included with the Apex expansion. It pulls in elements of many of Arma 3′s other DLCs, but it’s doing something completely novel for an Arma 3 add-on. It feels somewhat surreal to say this, but some skunkworks project at Bohemia is creating the Arma 3 version of Far Cry, and it’s going to be free for all players (as long as you own Apex, that is).

Read on…

Arma 3 First-Person Shooters | Donster | |

zombie-army-4-dead-warThe shambling monstrosities at Rebellion have released a blood-curdling 101 Trailer for Zombie Army 4: Dead War, featuring over six minutes of brand new footage from the upcoming alternate history co-op shooter.

The 101 Trailer features tons of new reveals including never-before-seen enemies, special abilities, weapons, levels and locations, as well as the bigger and more challenging Horde Mode. It’s the perfect introduction to the undead-slaying madness of Zombie Army 4.

The trailer details the brand new story campaign for 1-4 players coming to Zombie Army 4, taking players to 1946 Italy and beyond. Despite the defeat of the undead Führer, his reanimated hordes continue to wreak havoc across Europe, and a sinister plan is lurking in the darkness…

The 101 Trailer also provides the lowdown on the game’s terrifying array of twisted enemies, deep player progression and customization systems, the enhanced X-Ray Kill Cam (now featuring dismemberment!) and more.

Zombie Army 4 launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 4th.

More information and screenshots are available on the official Zombie Army 4: Dead War website.

Play Arma 3 for free until Sunday, get it on sale at 70% off

Bohemia Interactive is excited to announce an immediate Free Week for Arma 3 on Steam, starting today January 14th (10 AM PST), and ending on Sunday, January 19th (10 AM PST). To play Arma 3 for free, people can simply visit the Arma 3 store page on Steam, and fire their mouse left-click at the green “Install” button.

To continue playing Arma 3 after the Free Week has ended, people will be able to seize a massive 70% discount on the Arma 3 base game, and/or enjoy savings of up to 66% on Arma 3 DLC packs and expansions until January 20th. When purchasing the Arma 3 Ultimate Edition (complete-your-collection bundle), they will seize an additional 15% bundle discount on top.

During the Free Week, all Steam users will have free access to the Arma 3 base game plus the Arma 3 Apex expansion. This also includes Arma 3′s full “The East Wind” singleplayer campaign and the “Apex Protocol” co-op campaign. New players might also familiarize themselves with the game’s controls via the “Prologue” tutorial campaign.

Arma 3 was first released in 2013 and has sold more than 5 million games to date. Over the past years, it has been reinforced by 80 platform updates, as well as 10 DLC packs, and 2 expansions. Meanwhile, Bohemia’s content creation community has shared more than 70.000 items to the Arma 3 Steam Workshop. Arma 3 continues to be one of the most popular games played on PC, with a 90% approval rating based on 100.000+ Steam user reviews, and an average playtime per user of 150 hours.

For more information about the game, please visit www.arma3.com.

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call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

Activision announces the multiplayer success of the console editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, saying it’s the “most played Call of Duty multiplayer of this console generation,” specifically calling it “the most played Call of Duty multiplayer in the first 50 days since launch in six years.” This also includes the news that the latest installment in the military shooter sequel has now surpassed one billion dollars in sales:

“The award-winning title, which has sold more than $1 billion in sell-through worldwide, has surpassed 500 million multiplayer hours played since release with nearly 300 million multiplayer matches. Upon release, the title featured a series of firsts for Call of Duty, including crossplay and cross-progression support, as well as the removal of Season Pass and delivery of new post-release content coming free to all players on all platforms.”

battlefield-5By Nathan Birch @ WCCFtech

Next week is going to be a big one for Battlefield V players, as the WWII shooter is set to get finally get custom servers and the new Wake Island map. Of course, Wake Island has been a staple of the series, dating all the way back to the original Battlefield 1942, but the new version is more beautiful and expansive than any version we’ve seen before. Check out an overview trailer HERE.

Ah, but before Wake Island drops, DICE will be launching custom servers, or “Community Games” as they’re calling them. Community Games will let you set your rules and manage who gets to play on your server, although you won’t earn any Tides of War XP while playing.

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rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: Blue’s News

Operation Shifting Tides is now in full effect in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, kicking off Season 4 of Year 4 in the tactical shooter. This includes two new operators who are now available to those who own the Year 4 pass, a rework of the Theme Park map, new skins, and more. Here’s an Operation Shifting Tides – Kali & Wamai Trailer and here are the details:

Ubisoft announced that Operation Shifting Tides, the fourth and final season of Year 4 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, including UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service for Windows PC*. Operation Shifting Tides brings two new Operators, Kali from India and the Kenyan Wamai to the game. The Theme Park map has also been completely reworked to improve playability and aesthetics, alongside many other improvements.

Owners of the Year 4 Pass can play with the new Operators immediately, while the rest of the players will be able to unlock these Operators starting December 10 using Renown or R6 Credits. Additional seasonal new content, including the Theme Park map rework, are available for free to all players.

For more information on Operation Shifting Tides season updates, please visit: http://rainbow6.com/shiftingtides.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

Season One is now officially underway in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on all platforms for the military first-person shooter. Activision Games Blog has details on the season, which includes what they are calling the largest free content drop in the history of the Call of Duty series. The new season also brings the game’s first Battle Pass, which is outlined in this blog post. Here’s a Battle Pass Trailer and here’s an overview of the news:

Starting today with Season One, players across all platforms can jump in together to play new multiplayer maps, modes, co-op experiences, in-game events and more. In addition, the new Modern Warfare Battle Pass System gives players more ways to customize their experience by earning new content, including base weapons, weapon blueprints, weapon charms, and other vanity items just by playing the game.

The Season One Battle Pass can be purchased using Call of Duty Points unlocking access to up to 100 tiers of new earnable content. Plus, players who complete the Battle Pass will earn even more Call of Duty Points than the cost they paid for the pass itself, delivering a ton of value. Players can also purchase the Battle Pass Bundle which includes all the same earnable content plus 20 tier skips for instant access to cool new equipment.

tannenberg-1914-1918The Wolf Truce returns – will you call a truce, or revel in the chaos?

A special historical event for WW1 shooter Tannenberg sees wolf packs join the fray!

When packs of hungry wolves invade your battlefield, how do you react? That’s the question Tannenberg’s limited time Wolf Truce event poses to players. Inspired by historical reports, the event will run until December 3rd. If wolves attack, players will be able to call a temporary truce to deal with them, or try and take advantage of the chaos as a third party joins the fray.

Check out the Wolf Truce trailer HERE.

Tannenberg Wolf Truce
Wolves are hunting human prey in the Wolf Truce event, which will run from November 26 until December 3. During regular Maneuver battles, players must be prepared for the chance of a pack of wolves invading their battlefield and throwing the frontlines into chaos. When this happens, players will have the chance to call a temporary truce and work together to fight off the wolves… if they can restrain themselves from attacking the enemy. The truce is not enforced by the game, and one careless shot or gung-ho soldier can break the fragile ceasefire.

Players who do manage to survive a wolf attack while maintaining the truce will get a special in-game medal! The event is inspired by historical texts which describe the dangers wolves could pose on the enormous Eastern Front. Russia had a substantial wolf population which was displaced by fighting, with consequences for soldiers and civilians alike. This is the second time the Wolf Truce is running, and a number of tweaks have improved how wolves enter the battlefield and track players, as well as making the UI more clear.

Historical Wolf Truce
It might seem outlandish, but the event is based on historical records. The report which has generated most attention and which comes up most often on the internet is this New York Times article, which describes an extraordinary truce to fight wolves – wolves so numerous and fearsome that machine guns and poison gas barely phased them! Of course wolves also appear in more local records – one Russian book (roughly translated as The History of Russia in Faces: Book Two) mentions a ceasefire to exterminate wolves, and talks about how dangerous displaced wolves could be to civilians. The presence of wolves during the Wolf Truce gives players a chance to make their own decision about whether to pause the battle to fight the wolves, or to press on with the threat of canine ambush all around.

Find out more about Tannenberg on Steam or on the games official website.