Xbox One – Awakening DLC Date Confirmed

The Xbox One store has been updated by Microsoft and reveals the release date for the first Black Ops 3 DLC, Awakening. Awakening will be released on Xbox One on 3rd March.

The season begins with DLC 1 Awakening, releasing on 3/3. Get 4 all-new MP maps: Skyjacked, Splash, Rise and Gauntlet, taking players from the snowy outskirts of Zurich to a colorful abandoned water theme park, as well as the next chapter in Zombies. Set in an eerie medieval castle, the Origins cast of Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey, picks up where The Giant left off and head to ‘Der Eisendrache’ on a mission to stop the Zombie Apocalypse.

The Awakening DLC Includes:

Multiplayer Maps: 

  • Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch’s classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
  • Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship, and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
  • Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.
  • Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked, and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.

Zombies: 

  • Der Eisendrache, the first chapter of Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s Zombies DLC adventure will take players on an epic journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Set in an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered, delivering inspired new gameplay and – in Zombies tradition – a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises that fans will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.

Source: XB1 Store

New Xbox One Patch Black Ops 3 – 8th Feb

Alongside a PS4 patch, Xbox One has received a new patch. Patch notes below:

Multiplayer:

General

  • Addressed an issue allowing Players to infinitely vote for the previous map.
  • FreeRun, Nightmares & Dead Ops Arcade 2 are now accessible from the Bonus Menu on the Main Screen.
  • Balance pass to improve XP earn rate consistency across game modes.
  • Resolved issue where Specialist’s showcase weapons showed both base attachment models and Player selected attachment models.
  • Resolved issue where Players were unable to freely scroll through taunts in the Taunts menu if a new taunt was recently acquired.
  • Added missing rotation prompt icon in Gunsmith “Custom Variant” and Gunsmith “Snapshot.”
  • Addressed issue where Leaderboards were not properly being reset after a Player used a Prestige Token.
  • Resolved issue where the Create-a-Class would not update immediately after the purchase of the Extra Slot Pack.
  • Added additional anti-cheat support.
  • Removed UI error that could occur if players were idle for a long period of time in the Main Menu.

General Gameplay

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed Players to move faster by sliding just before landing from a jump.
  • Fixed an issue where moving while crouching or ADS did not properly reduce your audio footprint.
  • Addressed issues that affected Cryptokey earn rate consistency across game modes.
  • In Hardcore, AI-controlled Scorestreaks will no longer count towards the kick limit.
    • Cerberus – AI-controlled
    • Talon – AI-controlled
    • Wraith
    • RAPS Drones
    • GI Unit
  • Resolved issue where Specialist weapon progression was not tracking in round-based game modes.
  • Fixed an exploit where Players were being awarded Cryptokeys when not participating in matches.
  • Teammates can no longer damage friendly Scorestreaks in Hardcore.
  • Addressed issue where Players were able to place turrets underwater after using Rejack.
  • Fixed exploit whereby Players were able to obtain the Hellstorm Scorestreaks repeatedly without earning them.
  • Addressed bug where Players were able to pick up a turret while controlling the HC-XD.
  • Fixed an issue in Free-for-All where the Mothership could not be locked onto by Launchers.
  • Adjusted the spawn logic for Lightning Strike to better match the blast radius.
  • Adjusted spawn logic in TDM and Kill Confirmed to increase the chance of spawning with your team.
  • Added Colorblind Mode to Options menu that supports different types of Color Blindness (Deuteranopia, Protanopia, Tritanopia).
  • Fixed issue where hit markers moved off center when being damaged.

Black Market

  • Players are now able to equip Taunts, Gestures, and Specialist themes from the Black Market results screen for Specialists that are unlocked.
  • Updated Black Market purchase animations and FX.
  • Addressed audio issues with Black Market when accessing it during matchmaking.

Theater

  • Fixed an issue where attempting to view a merged clip in a Highlight Reel would kick the Player back to the Theater menu.

Store

  • Fixed issue with the Extra Slots purchase confirmation to ensure the store icon updates immediately.
  • Corrected visual layout bug that occurred after purchasing COD Points.

Combat Record

  • Players can now view other Player’s Combat Record by selecting the player and choosing “View Combat Record” from the “Player Details” menu.
  • Players can now compare stats with Friends in the Combat Record.

Specialists

  • Outrider
    • Sparrow
      • Increased ability to hit enemies.
  • Nomad
    • Increased Rejack stand up speed.
    • Increased remaining Power when player terminates.
  • Prophet
    • Tempest
      • Increased ability to hit enemies.
  • Reaper
    • Equalized footstep audio volume to the same audibility of other Specialists.
  • Spectre
    • Reduced leftover Specialist Power available if Player died while activating the Ripper.

Create-A-Class

  • General
    • Fine-tuned Rapid Fire effectiveness across all weapons.
  • Submachine Guns
    • General
      • Reduced sprint out speed
    • VMP
      • Fixed issue where Player would occasionally not show on the radar when firing.
  • Assault Rifles
    • ICR
      • Increased ADS aim stability.
      • Increased long distance damage range.
    • HVK-30
      • Increased long distance damage range.
    • KN-44
      • Increased medium distance damage range.
    • SHEIVA
      • Increased ADS aim stability.
      • Increased long distance damage range.
    • XR-2
      • Increased ADS aim stability.
      • Increased recoil control.
  • Submachine Guns
    • Vesper
      • Reduced recoil stability.
      • Reduced Hip-fire accuracy.
    • Weevil
      • Increased medium distance damage range in Hardcore mode.
  • Shotguns
    • Argus
      • Increased lethal damage range.
    • KRM-262
      • Increased lethal damage range.
  • Light Machine Guns
    • All LMGs
      • Increased ADS aim stability.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Locus
      • Increased ADS aim stability.
      • Increased weapon switch speed.
  • Special
    • Brass Knuckles
      • Added spark effect to Brass Knuckles taunt.
  • Attachments
    • FMJ
      • No longer deals increased damage to the robot in Safeguard.
      • No longer ignores the armor provided to Satellite Drone carriers in Uplink.
  • Awareness Perk
    • Reduced audible range bonus.

Scorestreaks

  • Cerberus
    • Increased health of dropship
    • Increased AI targeting speed
    • Increased AI accuracy
    • Increased AI damage
    • Increased missile accuracy
    • Increased missile projectile speed
  • Hellstorm
    • Increased damage radius.
    • Increased projectile speed of bomblets.
    • Increased targeting radius.
  • Mothership
    • Increased health.
  • R.A.P.S. Deploy Ship
    • Increased health.
  • Rolling Thunder
    • Fixed issue where Rolling Thunder drone pushed through geo, inflicting damage on Players inside buildings.
  • Talon
    • Addressed issue where the Hellstorm vision set would show in a Talon’s final Killcam.
  • G.I. Unit
    • Increased G.I. Unit Drop Ship flares by two.
    • Increased health of dropship
    • Increased duration to 90 seconds
  • H.A.T.R
    • Corrected issue where the H.A.T.R. no longer displayed enemies after the owner died.
  • Power Core
    • Cost decreased to 1250.
    • Duration increased to 60 seconds.
    • Fixed an issue where the Power Core would occasionally fail to destroy an enemy Counter-UAV.

Maps

  • Breach
    • Adjusted geography at doorway of Coalescence offices to ensure smooth traversal in that area of the map.
    • Swapped #1 and #3 Hardpoint zones in rotation.
    • Adjusted #3 Hardpoint capture zone to prevent capturing while outside of intended zone.
  • Combine
    • Addressed an exploit where Players were able to mantle atop a building to gain an unfair advantage against other Players.
    • Adjusted #3 Hardpoint capture zone to prevent capturing while outside of intended zone.
  • Havoc
    • Adjusting spawn points that would slightly drop the player to the ground when respawning
  • Redwood
    • Removed rogue pickup prompt while playing Search & Destroy.
    • Adjusting spawn points that would slightly drop the player to the ground when respawning.
  • Hunted
    • Addressed an issue where AI scorestreaks were able to track Players through lodge walls.
  • Nuk3town
    • Fine-tuned G.I. Unit traversals around the map.
    • Updated blue car profile to reduce poor engagements.
    • Tweaked unique Domination and Demolition cover objects to reduce poor engagements.
  • Infection
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to get to an unfair advantageous position on one of the roofs.
    • Added grenade collision on isolated area of Infection wall.
  • Redwood
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to leave the play space near southern gate.
  • Stronghold
    • Fixed exploit where Players were able to get atop trees in several areas.
    • Added kill brush to remove exploitable area near mansion.

Game Modes

  • Free-for-All
    • A loss will no longer be recorded when joining a Free-For-All game in progress.
  • Hardpoint
    • Addressed issue where Hardpoint boundary wouldn’t appear if a friendly Player controlled the point.
  • Safeguard
    • Adjusted win timing in Safeguard.
  • Search and Destroy
    • Addressed an issue where inactive Players were not being removed from games in S&D.
  • Uplink
    • Updated regulation time limit conditions so that if the score limit is reached in regulation Round 1, it also sets the time for regulation Round 2.
    • Changed Overtime rules: Game ends if team that set the time to beat in Overtime Round 1 scores any points in Overtime Round 2 before the opposing team.
    • Players are no longer able to catch the Satellite Drone immediately after a score; the Satellite Drone resets as soon as the score occurs.
    • Fixed issue where Players were able to simultaneously pick up the Uplink Satellite Drone and a turret.
    • Reduced score bonus for kills while carrying Satellite Drone.
    • Removed aim assist while carrying the Satellite Drone.
  • Capture The Flag
    • Reduced score bonus for kills while carrying the flag.

Arena

  • “Popular” will replace “Moshpit” in the next season.  Popular features 6v6 on a mix of Domination and Kill Confirmed game modes.
  • Domination and Kill Confirmed will be added to Arena Leaderboards.
  • Addressed issue where Emblem Editor UI would remain behind the Arena Pro Series pre-game sequence if the Player was editing a layer during lobby transition.
  • Arena default Custom Classes no longer contain restricted items.
  • Removed the Map Voting stage from Arena.

Custom Games

  • Fixed issue where the CTF Custom Game Settings win rules were flipped in the UI.
  • Titles for Custom Games are now displayed in the lobby with the game mode and map.
  • Official variants have been added to Custom Game modes for Hardcore and CWL rules (Call of Duty World League).
  • An “Official” badge is displayed in lobby map image for Official game variants.
  • Fixed incorrect Capture the Flag Rule Win Condition description text in game rules.

CODCaster

  • Enabled CODCaster for bots only matches.
  • Fixed bug where the CODCaster could begin a match before all Players joined.
  • Player list will now wrap when cycling through Players.
  • Player names now appear with the correct colors when using custom team colors.
  • Addressed several UI issues related to CODCasting Hardpoint matches.
  • Minimap will now show when a Hardpoint is in a contested state.
  • Flag Carrier indicator should now properly appear when CODCasting CTF matches.
  • CODCasters can now see objective indicators in the Player List when a Player has an objective.
  • Addressed issue where if a Player protected/banned multiple items, only the first item would display.

Lobby Invites

  • Addressed an issue where Player’s max party size would be set to 1 when going from a Multiplayer Lobby to a Zombies Lobby.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when accepting an invite during any cinematic.
  • Addressed several issues related to Players being able to exceed the max party size in various situations.
  • Resolved several bugs related to joining a session from outside of the game.
  • Players can now send game invites while in Campaign.

Challenges and Medals

  • Fixed issue where unlocking the Cannibal head for Nomad from a Supply Drop displayed the wrong item.
  • Fixed issue where images would not appear for some challenges in the After Action Report.
  • Fixed issue for “Collateral” medal in Hardcore where it was occasionally incorrectly awarded for rapid sequential kills.
  • Fixed bug where the “Clutch” medal was improperly being awarded if you killed the last Player on an enemy team.
  • Addressed issue whereby grenade kills were not counting towards the “Gung Ho Perk 3” challenge.
  • Addressed issue where kills from a Hardened Sentry gun received in a Care Package were counting towards the “Heavy Cover” challenge.
  • Corrected issue where “Flak Jacket” challenge was tracked in Arena even if the Player had not unlocked Flak Jacket in Public Matches.
  • Addressed issues where the following challenges were not correctly being tracked:
    • “Engineer Prestige”
    • “Now You See Me”
    • “Run and Gun”
    • “Blast Suppressor”
    • “Gunfighter”
    • “Secondary Gunfighter”
    • “Covering Fire”

Media Tab

  • Fixed a crash in the Media Tab that occurred when a Player attempted to publish a Clip from a saved file.

Zombies:

General

  • Daily Challenge feature added.
  • Ready-Up functionality has returned to the Zombies lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where Players were not able to achieve prestige master status.
  • Fine-tuned weapon balance.
  • Addressed issue where GobbleGum users infrequently consumed the wrong Player’s stock.
  • Fixed issue where Players were being kicked from match in 4-Player split screen.
  • Fixed issues where lightning effect wasn’t playing on various weapons.
  • Fixed several issues with Daily Challenges not showing the correct reward.
  • Resolved an issue where GobbleGums wouldn’t activate for different users after already being used once in the map.
  • Resolved an issue where, upon reviving a player, they could experience a functionality loss after using a GobbleGum that requires manual activation.

Shadows of Evil

  • Fine-tuned weapon balance.
  • Addressed various exploits where Players were able to get out of the map.
  • Fixed an issue around an Easter Egg quest that prevented a Player from accomplishing the quest.
  • Fixed rare issue where Players were unable to start an Easter Egg if they obtained a specific gun.
  • Increased visibility of “Lil’Arnie” bottle.
  • Addressed visual issue near Beast Mode altar in Canal District.
  • Fixed bug where Players were able to pick up the sword while in beast mode.
  • Addressed an exploit related to the Level 2 Sword charge meter not depleting correctly.
  • Fixed issue where Players were able to purchase/pick up items while transforming back from Beast Mode to Human.
  • Addressed bug where the Pop Shocks GobbleGum stayed active when a Player went into Beast Mode.
  • Address issue where Players are unable to wall run after a host migration in the Pack-A-Punch Room.
  • Fixed issue where Players could exploit Margwas from spawning in for the rest of the game.

The Giant

  • Addressed exploits in the Giant map where Players were able to leave play space near Animal Testing area.
  • Fixed exploit in the Giant where the Player was able to get under the map near the “Catwalk”.
  • Addressed issue where Player could become stuck on collision near the KRM wallbuy and power switch locations.

Dead Ops Arcade 2

  • Dead Ops Arcade 2 is now accessible from the Main Menu (BONUS).
  • Dedicated Dead Ops Arcade 2 lobby added w/public match support.
  • New Leaderboards for solo/2-Player/3-Player/4-Player.
  • 4-Player Local support.
  • Player guardians (Robots and Skeletons) are no longer collidable.
  • Non-player entities should no longer trigger round exits.
  • Fixed bug where upon death, Player would respawn with 1, 2 or 4 boosts. (2/4 depending on FATE)
  • New Pickup added: Golden Egg, a rare post round 60-item spawn.  The Golden Egg hatches into Extra Life pickup.
  • Fate of Firepower upgrade: If granted this ability, all weapon pickups will start at Level 2(red);  Default Permanent weapon is Level 2 Death Machine (red).
  • Fate of Friendship upgrade: Player’s permanent weapon is the Level 3 LMG(purple).
  • Fate of Favor upgrade: Golden chicken now only cycles through Level 3(purple) weapons; Golden Chicken lays up to 3 Golden Eggs after ceremonial dance.
  • Addressed multiple bugs around invisible Shadow Man issue.
  • Solo Player Anti-kiting logic.
  • Addressed variety of issues around small window of possible death when exiting vehicle.
  • Nerfed the amount of score increment given for direct damage to boss.
  • Fixed issues around a small window of possible death at end of Redins Rally.
  • Fix for zombies failing to path when Player is in VTOL.
  • Fix for loosing ability to run fast if Player dies after Redins but was awarded the temporary Force upgrade.
  • Sentry/Rocket turrets can no longer pickup items.
  • Upon Death, gems now pop-out correctly and can be scavenged.
  • Umbrella pickup now properly drops skulls.
  • Fix for Room of Fate progression break if Player captures a falling Fate rock before all others have landed.
  • Fix for Player controls not being mapped correctly when Joining in Progress on a game that is currently First-Person mode.
  • Room of Judgment logic changed to factor in skill and remove the random nature, a Player will always be rewarded.

Campaign:

General

  • Added support for the Tactical Mode “auto-on” feature.

Challenges

  • Resolved an issue that occasionally prevents completed accolades from registering after finishing a level. This would have prevented Players from achieving the Combat Distinction and Campaign Master challenges.

Original Black Ops will be backwards compatible for Xbox One next month

Major Nelson, from Xbox Live has revealed the initial  Xbox 360 titles that will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One. Included is the original Black Ops game.

Our launch of 104 titles on Nov. 12 is just the beginning. You can expect new Xbox One Backward Compatible games to be announced on a regular basis, starting in December. More titles are on the way, including fan favorites like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite and Skate 3. Stay tuned because this just the beginning of a long list of Xbox 360 games that will run on Xbox One.

Source: MajorNelson

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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AK-47, M16 AND CEL-3 – Available Now on Xbox One for Advanced Warfare

Available NOW for Advanced Warfare on Xbox One

Hot off the heels of our DLC4 Reckoning release earlier this month, we’re incredibly excited to be releasing a new set of weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare next week. On August 25th, we’ll be releasing the final set of Royalty Variants, including the MP11, SN6, AE4, and others. This date also marks the return of two fan-favorite weapons, the AK47 and the M16 Assault Rifles. We’re also bringing over the CEL-3 shotgun from Exo-Zombies over to multiplayer. These weapons will be available for all players on Xbox One first, and will be coming soon to PlayStation 4 and PC.

AK-47

Back by popular demand – the AK47 is returning to Call of Duty! This fan-favorite fully automatic Assault Rifle can deliver some great damage at close to medium range. Players will want to be careful and fire the weapon in short bursts to keep the recoil under control. The AK47 base weapon will be unlocked once you receive one of the five variants in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop.

 

M16

Also returning to Call of Duty – the M16! This three-round burst Assault Rifle offers a little more damage than the ARX-160, but adds a slightly longer delay between bursts. It’s a great weapon to use on long sight-lines, just don’t get caught off guard from someone flanking you, and be prepared with a solid secondary weapon if they get too close. Like the AK47, the M16’s base weapon will be unlocked for use in Create a Class once you receive a variant in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop. Be on the lookout for the stats of the five unique variants when they release on Xbox One next week!

CEL-3

The famed CEL-3 from the Exo-Zombies storyline from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to multiplayer! This fully automatic directed energy shotgun functions very similar to how it is in Exo-Zombies. There’s a small delay between the first and second shot as the chambers on the CEL-3 turn, but if the trigger is held down after the 2nd shot it will have an increased fire rate. The base weapon of the CEL-3 will be available once you receive one of the two variants in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop. Let us know what you think of the weapon in multiplayer once you get the chance play with it!

New Guns – AK47, M16 and CEL-3 – Coming to Advanced Warfare

SledgeHammer have just announced three new weapons coming to AW for Xbox One on August 25th.

Hot off the heels of our DLC4 Reckoning release earlier this month, we’re incredibly excited to be releasing a new set of weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare next week. On August 25th, we’ll be releasing the final set of Royalty Variants, including the MP11, SN6, AE4, and others. This date also marks the return of two fan-favorite weapons, the AK47 and the M16 Assault Rifles. We’re also bringing over the CEL-3 shotgun from Exo-Zombies over to multiplayer. These weapons will be available for all players on Xbox One first, and will be coming soon to PlayStation 4 and PC.

AK-47

Back by popular demand – the AK47 is returning to Call of Duty! This fan-favorite fully automatic Assault Rifle can deliver some great damage at close to medium range. Players will want to be careful and fire the weapon in short bursts to keep the recoil under control. The AK47 base weapon will be unlocked once you receive one of the five variants in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop.

 

M16

Also returning to Call of Duty – the M16! This three-round burst Assault Rifle offers a little more damage than the ARX-160, but adds a slightly longer delay between bursts. It’s a great weapon to use on long sight-lines, just don’t get caught off guard from someone flanking you, and be prepared with a solid secondary weapon if they get too close. Like the AK47, the M16’s base weapon will be unlocked for use in Create a Class once you receive a variant in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop. Be on the lookout for the stats of the five unique variants when they release on Xbox One next week!

CEL-3

The famed CEL-3 from the Exo-Zombies storyline from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to multiplayer! This fully automatic directed energy shotgun functions very similar to how it is in Exo-Zombies. There’s a small delay between the first and second shot as the chambers on the CEL-3 turn, but if the trigger is held down after the 2nd shot it will have an increased fire rate. The base weapon of the CEL-3 will be available once you receive one of the two variants in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop. Let us know what you think of the weapon in multiplayer once you get the chance play with it!

Update on Xbox One polices: no online connection required, used games now to have full support

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Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.

You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

  • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
  • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

Source: Xbox.com

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance DLC Details, Trailer, Xbox Release Date

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Activision has officially announced the third DLC for Black Ops 2, called ‘Vengeance.’ This DLC will be available July 2nd on Xbox 360.

Multiplayer maps:

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

Zombies:

  • Buried – Players will be challenged to face their deepest fears, trapped inside a long-forgotten subterranean Old West mining town infested with swarms of the undead.
  • Bonus Ray Gun for Zombies – Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 Vengeance owners will also receive a brand-new bonus Wonder Weapon – the Ray Gun Mark II – available for use in every Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 Zombies map.

Vengeance DLC pack will launch on other platforms at a later date.

Get your first look at “Vengeance,” the third DLC Map Pack available for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Vengeance includes four new Multiplayer maps: Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink, a reimagining of the classic map Summit. Also included is the brand new Zombies adventure Buried, which features the new bonus Zombies weapon, the Ray Gun Mark II.

Vengeance arrives first on Xbox LIVE on July 2nd

Source: CI

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.

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