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Blackout’s Alcatraz map promises close quarters battle royale

Blackout’s Alcatraz map promises close quarters battle royale

Between Apex Legends, Fortnite, and now Firestorm fighting for our attention, it's been a little while since we last heard from Blackout, the battle royale mode in Black Ops 4. That all changed today, of all days, as Activision made the surprise announcement of a new map for Blackout. There's something to be said about waiting for April Fools' Day to make your surprise announcement, but as far as we can tell, Activision isn't joking around.

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Modern Warfare 2 Remastered coming this year early rating reveals

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered coming this year early rating reveals

As the spring season approaches, one of the many things we can expect is the announcement of this year's Call of Duty title. It's developer Infinity Ward’s turn to release the latest game in the FPS series, and it looks like fans might be getting not one but two titles this year, much like in 2016. An early rating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered was posted by PEGI, Europe's game ratings board, and then quickly scrubbed from the site.

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COD Black Ops 4: Operation Grand Heist season drops on PS4 tomorrow

COD Black Ops 4: Operation Grand Heist season drops on PS4 tomorrow

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players will get access to the game's new season "Operation Grand Heist" starting tomorrow, February 19. The game will arrive for PlayStation 4 owners first, later launching also for Xbox One and PC players. Activision gave fans a look at what to expect in a trailer released today, as well as some details about big changes.

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Blizzard will make more WarCraft, Diablo games in the face of layoffs

Blizzard will make more WarCraft, Diablo games in the face of layoffs

If Activision Blizzard manages to pull off this near-impossible challenge, it will be a miracle. Not that it will do anything to repair the company's tarnished image. After announcing a record-breaking 2018 revenue, the game developer announced it would be laying off around 800 people. That's because it expects Blizzard to have disappointing sales this year due to the lack of new major content for existing games. And its strategy to make ends meet? Make new games instead.

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Guitar Hero Live buyers offered “potential refunds” by Activision

Guitar Hero Live buyers offered “potential refunds” by Activision

Activision is offering Guitar Hero Live buyers the chance at "potential refunds," the company has revealed. The game's music catalog was substantially cut down toward the end of last year, having dropped from its around 500 offerings down to less than fifty. The new "potential" refund program is for customers in the US who bought the game on or after December 1, 2017.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout free trial now live: Here’s how to get it

Black Ops 4 Blackout free trial now live: Here’s how to get it

Earlier this week, Activision revealed plans to host a free trial for Blackout, the battle royale mode in Black Ops 4. The trial is scheduled to last a full week, giving curious players who don't want to drop the cash on Black Ops 4 plenty of time to take Blackout for a spin. That free trial is live now, so you can download Black Ops 4 and dive into some CoD-style battle royale.

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Blackout battle royale free trial starts this week

Blackout battle royale free trial starts this week

If you're a battle royale fan who hasn't checked out Black Ops 4's Blackout mode yet, you'll soon have your chance. Activision and Treyarch have announced that a free trial for Blackout will be launching later this week. Once it's live, you'll be able to play it for a full week, giving you plenty of time to figure out if Black Ops 4 is worth a buy to continue playing.

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Bungie announces a Destiny bombshell

Bungie announces a Destiny bombshell

Bungie just announced some big news for it and the Destiny franchise, revealing that it's breaking with Activision and will assume full publishing duties on the series. Bungie first partnered with Activision to produce Destiny in 2010, and in the eight - now nearly nine - years since, it's created two games and numerous expansions for those titles. From here on out, Bungie will be going it alone when it comes to Destiny, unless of course it decides to partner with another publisher down the road.

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COD: Black Ops 4 ‘Battle Edition’ for PC is cheaper, but lacks Zombies

COD: Black Ops 4 ‘Battle Edition’ for PC is cheaper, but lacks Zombies

Activision has launched a new version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 called "Battle Edition." The new variant strips out certain parts of the game and slashes the cost, giving players only interested in select modes the opportunity to get the title at a reduced price. Unlike the regular Black Ops 4 game, Battle Edition only features battle royale and multiplayer modes.

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Destiny 2 is free to keep on PC until next week

Destiny 2 is free to keep on PC until next week

Blizzcon just happened last week and, unsurprisingly, much of the focus was on the company’s biggest money-maker, Overwatch. And there was also that mobile Diablo game announcement that isn’t sitting too well with some Diablo fans. One unexpected news that came out of the weekend was about Destiny 2 on the PC. No, Bungie is still the game’s developers and owners but it has teamed up with Blizzard parent company Activision to offer the base game for free if you grab it before next Sunday.

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Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, Activision and Treyarch have been supporting the game with a series of rapid-fire updates. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. The most recent update was no different in that regard, but the tweaks it made to Blackout could have some big implications for the mode.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

It's a big year for the Call of Duty series, as 2018's entry will bring about some big firsts. Black Ops 4 is dropping the traditional single-player campaign - a first for the mainline series - and in its place will be a new battle royale mode called Blackout. Many of us, of course, expected Call of Duty and Battlefield to both get battle royale modes this year, given the meteoric rise of the genre over the past year-and-a-half or so.

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