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Double Weapon XP Weekend for Black Ops 3 Starts This Thursday

The Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 just ended a few days ago, but Treyarch already has plans for another 2XP event for fans.


Developer Treyarch announced over Twitter that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 double weapon XP event will start this Thursday, November 26 at 10am PST and will last till Monday, November 30 at 10am PST.

For those wondering, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 double weapon XP also applies to Zombies weapons, as confirmed by the studio design director, David Vonderhaar.

For those trying to unlock diamond camos for their weapons, this Double Weapon XP will give players a small boost towards earning the camos.

Advanced Warfare Dev is ‘Stoked’ About Sledgehammer’s Next Call of Duty

Glen Schofield, one of the co-founders of Sledgehammer Games, sent out a tweet on his official Twitter account expressing his great excitement for the studio’s next Call of Duty title.


Developer Treyarch’s latest title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, just came out a few weeks ago, and the other two Call of Duty studios are already at work on their next titles in the franchise, with Infinity Ward’s game set for next year, and Sledgehammer Games developing the 2017 title.

Last year’s entry in the Call of Duty series, Advanced Warfare, was the first game in the series developed by Sledgehammer Games. The game was essentially successful and earned critical acclaim, topping sales charts as the best-selling game of 2014. And now, the developer is already in the design process for their next game.

Even though Infinity Ward has yet to speak about their upcoming game, Sledgehammer Games is already eager to share their excitement on their 2017 Call of Duty title. Schofield says that while he can’t talk about the game yet, he explains that they have listened to fan feedback and he is “stoked” about what’s planned for their game.

Sony Confirms PS2 Emulation is Coming to PlayStation 4

Sony has confirmed that they are working to bring PlayStation 2 emulation to the PlayStation 4.


“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation,” a Sony representative told WIRED via email. “We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”

DICE’s exclusive Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle comes with three bonus titles – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfight, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. According to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, the latter three already appear to be running on proprietary emulation software, and aren’t simple ports of old code to the PS4.

For the most part, the PS4 emulator works a lot like the Xbox One backwards compatibility system. The PS4 emulator basically mimics the original software of the PlayStation 2 console, allowing PS2 games on the PlayStation 4.

During this time, it is unknown whether players will be able to use their PlayStation 2 disks on the PlayStation 4, or if the emulation system will allow them to play the purchased titles from PSN.

Source: IGN

Digital Foundry Says PS4 is The Best Place to Play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Developer Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is definitely the biggest game in the franchise to date, featuring a full-fledged four-player campaign, fan-favorite Multiplayer, and of course, Zombies, but which one of the platforms is the best place to play the game?


Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry puts all three versions of the game (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) to the test in a “Face-off” to determine which platform offers the best experience for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was extremely optimized for PC, but according to Digital Foundry, the PlayStation 4 is the one they recommend for this year’s title.

“Treyarch is keen to push back technical boundaries for this franchise, and as a result we see PS4 and Xbox One versions matching the PC game with many of the highest settings enabled across much of the presentation. This delivers a lavish visual spectacle that certainly impresses during the series’ extravagant set-pieces, but it also means that the engine often struggles to deliver anything approaching a solid frame-rate. There’s not much in it in terms of performance between consoles, but the PS4 manages to carve out an advantage during the campaign with its consistently higher resolution – often native 1080p – while things are less rosy on the Xbox One, where the more aggressive dynamic framebuffer implementation can have a serious impact on image quality.”  Read more »

Todd Alderman Leaves Infinity Ward After Just Four Months

Back in March of this year, Activision revealed that former Call of Duty lead designer at Infinity Ward, Todd Alderman is coming back to the studio, but it appears that the developer has left the studio again.


During February of 2015, Alderman came back to Infinity Ward as the studio’s Multiplayer Project Director. Although, according to his LinkedIn page, he left the studio in May 2015 and went back to Respawn Entertainment (the developers of Titanfall) in June 2015 and is currently working there as the Lead Multiplayer Designer.

Activision moved Call of Duty to a three year development cycle, which means that after Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Infinity Ward is up next in the cycle, with their game expected to launch in Fall of 2016. At this time, it is unknown what Alderman’s departure means for the studio.  Read more »

Loot Crate Details the Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Crate

Earlier this month, Loot Crate revealed that they are partnering with Activision to bring fans an exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Limited Edition holiday crate, although no details on what it will include were given.


Loot Crate has today announced some of the contents of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 crate as well as when it will be available for purchase.

The crate will be available on November 23 for $100 an will feature 11 collectible items worth more than $175, including the backpack seen above, and nine which are exclusively manufactured for the crate. Additional details can be found on the official Loot Crate website.

Source: GameInformer

Treyarch Details Update 1.03 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS4 and Xbox One

Developer Treyarch has released the first patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the full patch notes have been posted on the official Activision support website.


The path notes details all of the changes made in today’s update as well as the changes made in the previous Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Game Settings updates since the game has launched. A ton of changes were made in today’s patch, such as the addition of Lobby Leaderboards, team balancing fixes, Scorestreak and Specialist fixes, and more. See the notes below.

The patch is currently out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An update for the PC version of the game was also released earlier today according to a tweet sent out by Treyarch’s PC director of development. The PC update implements fixes to some crash bugs that players were experiencing.  Read more »

Advanced Warfare Gets New Weapons And Gear Sets on Xbox One

Developer Sledgehammer Games have added three new weapons and four new character gear sets for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the Xbox One.


The developer has released a patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the Xbox One that appears to have added a bunch of new content to the game, including new weapons and gear sets.

The weapons are the Sten, Repulsor, and the Lever Action. The four new gear sets are Astronaut, Racer, Hunter, and Gingerbread Man sets. All of these are available via Advanced Supply Drops.

Each of these weapons and gear sets should be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC soon. See the details of the update on the official Call of Duty website.

Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey tweeted out an image teasing the Gingerbread Man gear set and a Legendary version of the Lever Action weapon.

Advanced Warfare Store Adds 40-Pack Advanced Supply Drop Bundle

Developer Sledgehammer Games and Activision are selling a 40-pack Advanced Supply Drops bundle in the in-game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare store.


Earlier today, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare got a 6GB update, according to the PlayStation Blog, that allows players to buy a 40-pack Advanced Supply Drops bundle from the in-game store. The bundle comes with 40 Advanced Supply Drops, 18 bonus drops, and one guaranteed Legendary item, all for $79.99.

The bundle is available now in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Furthermore, the update also added new gear sets to the Xbox One. These are the Astronaut, Racer, Hunter, and Gingerbread Man sets. Each of these should be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC soon.

Also, some connectivity improvements and playlists matchmaking optimizations were made in the patch. See the details of the update on the official Call of Duty website.

Treyarch Announces First Double XP Weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Developer Treyarch has announced the first Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and it starts tomorrow!


Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 19 at 10am PT/ 1pm ET, the first ever Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 kicks off on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Double XP will run till Monday, November 23 at 10am PT/ 1pm ET, so don’t forget to take advantage of the extra XP in Multiplayer and Zombies this full weekend.