Upcoming COD: WWII Beta Info

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Call of Duty: WWII is one of this years most anticipated titles releasing on the PlayStation 4. It was announced earlier this summer, a beta would be releasing for the shooter first on PS4 August 25th (for those who Pre Order), with the open beta starting for everyone else on September 1st. If you’re one of those people (like myself) dying to get your hands on the game, maybe this bit of information about the new create a class system will hold you until then. Call of Duty: WWII releases for the PS4 on November 4th, 2017.

Call of Duty WWIIThere will be five divisions which will be included in the Call of Duty:WWII beta, here’s an overview of each division from the PlayStation Blog:

Armored Division:
This Division specializes in laying down a withering offense to buy their team breathing room. Their bipod-equipped light machinegun shreds lightly armored targets, while their armor protects them from enemy explosives, tactical equipment and flamethrowers. When extra punch is required, the Anti-Tank Grenade sticky bomb is the ideal choice.

Division Skill:
LMG Bipod III: Protect territory by mounting your machinegun on ledges or while prone for less recoil
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Armored III:Immune to Shell Shock and Tactical Equipment. Take less
fire damage. Take less explosives damage.Amored Division

Mountain Division
Remaining undetected, this Division excels at covert operations and stealth gameplay. When armed with sniper rifles, the Mountain Division prefers to stay at a distance, waiting patiently for the perfect shot. If detected, smoke grenades and the S-Mine 44 “Bouncing Betty” provide opportunities to escape or retaliate.

Division Skill
Sniper Sharpshooter III: Block out your surroundings and in return acquire aim assist and enemy names while holding breath.

Division Training
Mountain III: Invisible to enemy Recon Aircraft while moving. Hidden to player-controlled Streaks. Quieter Movement.

mountain divisionAirborne Division
This maneuverable Division is usually the first to the fight, parachuting into the thick of the action. Armed with suppressed submachine guns, these frontline fighters excel at taking and holding enemy positions until more heavily armored reinforcements arrive.

Division Skill
SMG Suppressor III: Hides muzzle flash and prevents gunfire from appearing on enemy mini-maps, but reduces the range of weapon.

Division Training
Airborne III: Sprint for longer distances. Climb over obstacles faster. Increased sprint speed.

Expeditionary Division
Armed with a hearty supply of explosives and tactical equipment, the fighters specialize in sabotage, infiltration, and close-quarters combat. Their special Division Skill loads devastating incendiary shells into their shotguns to set fires and terrorize their opponents.

Division Skill
Shotgun Incendiary Shells III: Shotgun shells that spark flames that burn enemies.

Division Training
Expeditionary III: Select a piece of Tactical and Lethal Equipment. Throw equipment faster, farther & while sprinting. Resupply equipment from killed enemies.

Infantry Division
As all-around combat specialists, the Infantry Division emphasizes marksmanship and rarely misses their shots. Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Skill
Rifle Bayonet III: Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Training

Infantry III: Additional attachment on Primary Weapon. Extra magazines. Move faster while aiming down sights.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

What Makes Call of Duty Great? (Opinion)

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Call of Duty: WWII worldwide reveal takes place on April 26th and there is a lot of excitement or concerns shared among fans with it’s announcement. Within this console generation we’ve had the opportunity to play four Call of Duty games fans generally had mix reactions towards. Call of Duty: Ghosts, Advance Warfare, Black Ops 3, and Infinite Warfare had all received mixed reactions from causal to the hardcore fans and with the exception of Call of Duty: Ghosts most fans have displayed the same outcry, “we want boots on the ground!”.

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Today I want to share my opinions on what makes Call of Duty a great shooter. I never felt it was just about having boots on the ground the reason Call of Duty became such a popular franchise. A great Call of Duty game always shared these three elements for making such an addictive game to play.

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1.Great MapsSlums(Black Ops2), Firing Range(Black Ops), Skidrow(Modern Warfare 2), Pipeline(Modern Warfare), Raid(Black Ops 2), Afghan(Modern Warfare 2), Nuketown(Black Ops) are all great maps I can list just of the top of my head. What made these maps great was the fact it kept to the core map design of a Call of Duty traditional map. By having three lanes- a left, middle, right lanes. Not plastering maps with head glitch spots or having the correct map size for gunfights and respawns. It’s great that certain Call of Duty games will bring back some of these maps in a remastered version in the newer games, but lets not rely on nostalgia for having great maps. I would love Sledgehammer Games to have newly created great maps for players to enjoy.

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2.Proper Gun Variety/Balance– One of my biggest worries for Call of Duty: WWII is the gun variety and balance. The reason why i’m concerned is due to Call of Duty: Advance Warfare and Sledgehammer Games lack of implementing the two. Everybody that plays Call of Duty has their default gun they use so I understand that, but playing Advance Warfare online most of the community only used on gun, the Bal-27.

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Players used that gun not that there weren’t other guns to use, but the Bal-27 just beats out any other gun in the game. Based on my experience when I tried to mix it up using another gun, I calmly or frustratingly switched right back to the Bal-27 to land a good K/D. So if one thing I am really keeping my eye on from Sledgehammer Games is how they plan to balance these guns. With the exception of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the past Call of Duty games this generation haven’t been doing a good job on the variety aspect for the guns. There’s also no more excitement to level up the other guns or getting any of camo colors for them. Having that balance and variety would be an attempt you bring the joy back of using each individual gun class, with the possibility of encouraging players to go get those camo’s.

Scorestreaks

3.Kill/Scorestreaks that matters– I want to feel that gratification of earning high kill/scorestreaks again. If I earned 10, 13, 19 kills in a row, we should be compensated justly for that. With the recent Call of Duty’s even when you earned a high Kill/scorestreak it can easily be disposed of. Leaving you to ask yourself, why would I select those Kill/Scorestreaks? Most people would bring up the campers situation with this notion, but I would counter with “Call of Duty always and forever have campers”. The last Call of Duty that considerably rewarded players on your kills on the battlefield with great kill/scorestreaks was Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 perfectly implemented scorestreaks that had a balance for what type of Call of Duty player you are. For the beginner/intermediate player that can earn small scorestreaks to help your team with a UAV or earn yourself a extra kill with a Hunter Killer Drone, The experienced player with mid tier scorestreaks like laying down a tactical spot for your Sentry gun or raining hell earning more kills with your Stealth Chopper. Then there are those who are a little more advance earning the high scorestreaks from the orbital VSAT to everyone rage quit scorestreak the Swarm. Let’s have distinguishable Kill/Scorestreaks again!

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These are the elements in my opinion will create a great Call of Duty game. It was never just about having your boots to the ground, but having great maps, guns that offer variety, and an Kill/Scorestreaks that can suffice to all different types of players. If Sledgehammer Games can truly conquer those three elements, I personally think they will have a great Call of Duty in there hands, which tons of fans will play for years.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum Trailer

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The second Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC pack will release on April 18th for the PS4. Which will include four new battle intensive maps for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare owners to dive into.

COD IW Continuum

 

Four bold new maps are coming in Infinite Warfare’s second DLC Pack, including the long-awaited re-imagining of Modern Warfare 2’s Rust as the sprawling metropolis of Excess. Engage in frenetic firefights in the post-futurist art gallery of Archive, flip your perspective in gravity-defying sniper perches in Scrap, and hunt your enemies throughout the elite resort of Turista.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Discounted This Week Only

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition will be discounted to $59.99 at select retailers this week only. The Legacy Edition contains both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered in one packaging. This is a great deal for Call of Duty fans that has yet to pick up the latest iteration of Activision’s popular shooter. Will you pick up Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Twitter

PlayStation Is Preparing Over 30 PS4 Games That Will Be “PS4 Pro Ready” At Launch!!

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#Provember is among us. It’s not only a few days to go before we all get a chance to relive that experience of unboxing a brand spanking new console. Alongside with that anticipation of a new console being in our hands soon. The fine folks over PlayStation (although mum on the advertising end of things outside of Call of Duty) have been dropping a lot of info about games to be supported launch and post launch. The turnout is bigger than many have expected: As reported via the PlayStation EU Blog: Here’s the list below of games to be supported:

Also to be included with the listed above games, more than 45 games will be optimized for PS4 Pro by the end of the year, including Watch Dogs 2, Killing Floor 2, The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV, with the likes of Nioh, Resident Evil 7 and For Honor to follow in early 2017.

Here’s a bit of what’s to be offered for such titles like Nioh. It has 4 graphical modes on PS4 Pro 2 for 4K users it has Native 4K at 30fps which is called “Movie Mode”  Action mode at 1080p and a stable 60fps. HD users have the same options as well just locked at 1080p. As you can see below:

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Options like the photo above are just a taste of what gamers are clamoring for. Last but not least tidbit of great news, all first party software launched in 2017 and beyond, including Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone and Gran Turismo Sport, will enjoy the benefits of the world’s most powerful console.

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The Infinite Hate for Infinite Warfare

 

In the world of video games Call of Duty is about as mainstream as mainstream can get, but that doesn’t stop the ever increasing level of hate over the years. I have been playing CoD since its first entry long ago on pc and there hasn’t been one I missed since. Most people view CoD as this multiplayer only game but continue to forget that it also contains a single player aspect. I’ve heard complaints of the game being the same thing with every entry and how it never evolves. The complaints of people being tired of the future setting but this same argument has been made when it was in the past and when it was modern, people honestly don’t know what they want and it shows a lot when it comes to Call of Duty.

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I know some people are band wagoners with the hate and some have valid reasons to not like CoD, but I feel that some of that same hate can be applied to games that follow a similar setup. End of the day, we play what we play and like what we like. So if I’m ignorant for spending money on something I like then so be it, because its what I enjoy just like millions of others.

So with all that will you be getting Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Will you continue to hate Call of Duty? Will you be playing the beta? Leave a comment below and lets spark a conversation on the topic.

Here is more information on the beta schedule for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

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Jon Snow Joins The Infinite Warfare Story Trailer

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If you haven’t heard this “small”( Pun intended) first person shooter  by the name of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to hit retail shelves this coming holiday (November 4th, 2016) and they’ve done an excellent job of raising the bar. Check out the story trailer excerpt below as it reads:

After a simultaneous surprise attack on UNSA forces in Geneva and the Moon Port Gateway, Lt. Nick Reyes must take the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable adversity, Reyes must lead his trusted crew against the relentless Settlement Defense Front’s

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