NO Campaign Mode for PS3 and Xbox 360 Black Ops 3 Release, Activision Confirms

Activision have just announced that previous gen releases of Black Ops 3, the PS3 and Xbox 360, will feature no campaign mode. Only zombies and multiplayer will be possible. Black Ops 3 will likely be the last game that is available for the PS3 and Xbox 360. See Activision’s full statement below:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a truly next-generation experience designed from day one to harness the full potential of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 3 pushes the boundaries of the franchise to new levels across all modes of play on next generation hardware.

As we announced back in June, we know that there are still fans waiting to make the switch to the newest console hardware and developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been working tirelessly to bring as much of the Black Ops 3 gameplay as possible to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will feature Multiplayer and Zombies gameplay only, not Campaign. The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player coop Campaign design of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware.

Delivering the best possible gameplay experience on all platforms is always our highest priority. With that in mind, Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 players can continue to look forward to a new experience of Black Ops 3 multiplayer, including the new momentum-based, chain-movement system, as well as the all-new Specialist class of 9 Black Ops soldiers, which fundamentally change the way players engage in combat.

Black Ops 3 players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will also have a chance to immerse themselves in the all-new Zombies mode, called “Shadows of Evil,” which features a 1940’s film-noir inspired adventure that takes the signature Black Ops Zombies gameplay to a new level.

Fans should note that other features built to leverage the next generation hardware like the new Weapon Paint Shop and the new suite of eSports tools will only be available on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and include a bonus download for the original Call of Duty: Black Ops (bonus download availability may vary by region), the game that launched this series.

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New Advanced Warfare Update Released (v1.20) for PS3

Sledgehammer have released a new update/patch for Advanced Warfare one the PS3. This includes fixes and DLC 4 pack, Reckoning. Details can be seen below.

DLC 4 / Reckoning Content

    • New Maps Added for Multiplayer: Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm
    • New Playlist Added for DLC 4 Maps:
    • Reckoning TDM; Reckoning Grapple; Reckoning Moshpit
    • Reckoning maps added to Hardcore Mosh Pit
    • Part Four of the Exo Zombies Saga: Descent

In-Game Updates:

    • Fixed an issue where the Aces Shirt was not being displayed correctly in first person.
    • Fixed an issue where Point Blank medals were not counting towards unlocking the camo for some pistols.
    • Fixed a rare issue where the player would lose functionality when repeatedly leaving and rejoining a Ranked Play lobby.
    • Fixed a rare issue where some players were not receiving a Match Bonus at the end of the match.

UI Updates:

    • Fixed a rare issue where the player’s avatar wouldn’t show up in the player lobby after failing to join a game.

 

Scorestreak Updates:

    • Fixed Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world exploits on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world exploits on the Kremlin map.
    • Fixed a rare issue where the player could freeze after getting a kill with the AST Goliath scorestreak.
    • Fixed a rare issue where the XS1 Goliath would get stuck when being called in on the Skyrise map.

 

Game Mode Specific Updates:

    • Fixed out of map exploits on Parliament when using Exo-Grapple.
    • Fixed out of map exploits on Climate when using Exo-Grapple.

 

Map Specific Updates:

    • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Compound map.
    • Fixed out of map exploits on the Kremlin map when using Exo-Grapple.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed an issue where the Skylight Missle’s VFX could remain on the players screen for the duration of the match on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wallbreach exploits on the Climate map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wallbreach exploits on the Skyrise map.
    • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Skyrise map.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits on the Site 244 map when using Exo-Grapple.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits on the Bio Lab map.
    • Fixed various wall breach exploits on the Defender map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed out of map exploits on Parliament when using Exo-Hover.
    • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Skyrise map.
      • (Please note that this is not for the spot under the helipad on Skyrise. We are still investigating a fix for this and should have a solution live in the next patch. Please continue to report players abusing this glitch in game, and our Security and Enforcement team will investigate these players).
    • Fixed out of map exploits on Climate when using Exo-Hover.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Overload map.
    • Fixed a rare issue where players would spawn in the same location on the Terrace map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Greenband map.

Broadcaster Mode:

    • Adjustments made to the layout of buttons and text in Broadcaster mode for different languages.

Exo Zombies Updates:

    • Fixed an out of map exploit which allowed players to fire grenades into the back of the grenade disposal machine on the Carrier map.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits where players could remain in place and not be attacked by zombies on the Infection Exo-Zombies map.

Vengeance DLC available August 1st on PS3/PC

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Black Ops 2 Vengeance DLC pack will launch on PS3/PC on August 1st.

This pack brings 4 new MP maps, a new zombies map, and new Ray Gun Mark II.

  • Cove: The stage is set for all-out conflict on this small, forgotten island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with players battling it out amongst the wreckage of a jet that crash-landed during a smuggling operation gone wrong.
  • Detour: A destroyed suspension bridge, high above an East Coast waterway, packed with scattered vehicles, exposed iron and collapsed pavement where the head-to-head action will play out on multiple levels.
  • Rush: Get ready for fast, close-quarters engagements in this paintball course turned full-combat arena, giving players new opportunities and challenges to use the cover to their advantage.
  • Uplink: In this re-imagined adaptation of the fan-favorite multiplayer map “Summit” from the original Call of Duty®: Black Ops, players clash deep in the rain-soaked jungles of Myanmar, high atop a hi-tech mountain facility.

Treyarch continues to expand the Zombies story world in imaginative, mind-tripping ways with “Buried.” Once players meet up with the four survivors of Tranzit, they’ll begin to encounter the undead residents of an abandoned underground Old West mining town. A healthy arsenal of equipment and weapons will be at players’ disposal, but with one very special addition – something so powerful it will also appear in all other Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies maps (with the purchase of Vengeance DLC) – the Ray Gun Mark II.

Vengeance is the third map pack for Black Ops II. The pack will cost $14.99 or it’ll be free if you are a Season Pass owner. You can watch gameplay from the maps on our YouTube channel.

Source Article from http://www.charlieintel.com/2013/07/10/vengeance-dlc-arrives-on-ps3pc-august-1st/

Black Ops 2 Double XP Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow, May 10

Gear up for another Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Double XP weekend!

Starting tomorrow, Friday, at 10am PDT and running through ’til Monday at 10am PDT, the developers at Treyarch are hosting yet another Double XP weekend event.

The event is open to all platforms: The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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PlayStation 3 and PC users, remember that May 16 marks the day you’ll be able to download Black Ops 2′s second DLC pack, Uprising.

Source Article from http://mp1st.com/2013/05/09/black-ops-2-double-xp-weekend-kicks-off-tomorrow-may-10/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=black-ops-2-double-xp-weekend-kicks-off-tomorrow-may-10

Black Ops 2 Micro Items coming April 12th to PS3 and PC

codpoActivision has just announced that the Micro Items for Black Ops 2 will be available on PS3 and PC starting April 12th.

The Micro Items include:

  • Personalization Packs
  • Extra Slots Pack
  • Nuketown 2025 (FREE)
  • Nuketown Zombies ($5)
  • Flags of the World Calling Cards

The exact pricing for the cost of each pack has not yet been announced for PS3/PC. They only have confirmed the MSP (Microsoft Points) value.

SOURCE: @CallofDuty

Source Article from http://www.charlieintel.com/2013/03/26/black-ops-2-micro-items-coming-april-12th-to-ps3-and-pc/

‘Black Ops 2’ and ‘Skyrim’ dominate the top five DLC download slots on PS3

The official Playstation Blog today released numbers revealing the best selling content on the Playstation Network last month. In the category of DLC add-ons on the PS3, the top five downloads belonged to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” The one through five most downloaded DLC packs in Feb. consisted of the “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” Season Pass and the game’s Revolution DLC as well as all three DLC add-ons for “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.”

This is understandable considering that, with the exception of the “Black Ops 2” Season Pass; all of the DLC packs were made available on the Playstation 3 for the very first time last month. Additionally, each of the “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” DLC add-ons were on sale for 50% off during their first week of release on PSN. The top ten DLC downloads for the month of Feb. on Playstation 3 were as follows.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Revolution
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Season Pass
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire
  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
  6. NBA 2K13: ALL STAR GAME
  7. Assassin’s Creed III: The Infamy
  8. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – ‘Fearless’ Heavenly Sword Level
  9. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – MGS4 Raiden Custom Body
  10. DmC Devil May Cry – Costumes Pack

Source Article from http://www.examiner.com/article/black-ops-2-and-skyrim-dominate-the-top-five-dlc-download-slots-on-ps3

‘Black Ops 2’ gets 33 percent discount on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U

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Amazon has updated their product page on Feb. 23 for the recently-released multiplatform title, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” revealing a substantial discount. The online retailer is slashing 33 percent off of the official manufacturer’s suggested retail price tag. As a result, you can pick up the Nintendo Wii U, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions for just $39.99 each. All of the products are also eligible for free shipping. The deal page from Amazon.com in the following link: “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2”

Source Article from http://www.examiner.com/article/black-ops-2-gets-33-percent-discount-on-pc-ps3-xbox-360-and-wii-u

New ‘Black Ops 2’ patch teased for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (Photos)

David Vonderhaar is teasing another new patch for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the multiplatform video game,“Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.” When a fan inquired about the possibility of a new update for the first-person shooting title on Feb. 14, the game design director at Treyarch responded through Twitter by saying that it is in the “final testing” phase at Sony and Microsoft. The comments from David Vonderhaar below:

It’s a priority every single day for dozens of people and a new one is in final testing with Sony/Microsoft.

Source Article from http://www.examiner.com/article/new-black-ops-2-patch-teased-for-playstation-3-and-xbox-360