Really Random Stuff

There is no theme for today’s news, which is actually normal. Unike yesterday’s or yesterday’s supposed-to-be post (WordPress wouldn’t upload the post from my iOS device) which mostly was about ShangRi-La, the new zombies map in Black Ops.

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PC got patch’d!

The PC, one of the major Call of Duty platforms other than the Xbox and PlayStation, just got the recent patch from Treyarch, confirmed by the PC section of 3arc:

There are different updates from the Xbox 360 patch.

  • Free For All matches in the Recent Games menu in Theater now appear as “Free for All” instead of being displayed as “Team Deathmatch”
  • Addressed several items that did not correctly reset to their default state when using the Default System Settings option
  • In the Combat Training Change map menu the player can toggle between the default and DLC maps using the arrow keys on the keyboard
  • When the UAV is active the radar sweep movement is shown on kill streak menus that bring up a map for the player
  • Added option to disable player emblems in the “Settings”, ”Multiplayer options” menu
  • Addressed crash when a player accepted a game invite while rendering a clip
  • Addressed various exploits
  • Allow modded servers to enable cheats
  • Added ability for mods to remove dvar/commands from restricted lists. So mods can remove dvars they don’t want user to have access to. Also increased the mods restricted list to 256

You can view the thread here.

It should have Hardcore Flags and Hardcore Bombs in there, but it doesn’t seem to be. Hey! Where’s the PS3 patch?

Inside Xbox goes Inside Annihilation

You may have seen from the normal trailers of this sweet Annihilation was very cinematic, Inside Xbox shows something to the gamer’s aspect – live gameplay.

The MW3 developers, a majority is Infinity Ward

You probably don’t know about it, but there has been a legal dispute between Activision and Infinity Ward after MW2, forcing half of the developer Infinity Ward to quit the job. However, Eric Hirshberg from Activision says that the current, ‘new’, ‘real’ Infinity Ward is a majority of the MW3 developers. Click this link to find out more.

Call of the Pros

Call of Duty: Black Ops HQ has posted some good tips on playing Call of the Dead, the latest (released) Black Ops zombies map. Here they are.

  • You have to react reflexively and carefully to balance attack and evasion.
  • If you want to remain a threat to zombies as rounds move forward, you need a plan!
  • There are too developer presets below.

Run & Gun!

Your weapons of choice.

The Afterburner – Pack-a-Punch’d MP40
AK74fu2 – PaP’d AK74u

Your perks.

Speed Cola
Deadshot Daquiri or Quick Revive

Light weapons and Stamin-Up give you the speed to rush ahead of the pack and spin around for a devastating attack before turning heel and continuing the race. Deadshot ensures that your shots inflict maximum damage, and Speed Cola keeps you from getting caught unprepared. Juggernog is, of course, essential.

To save money, open up the path to the MP40 right away, take it as your first weapon, and then work on getting the power up. Once the lights are on, build up points and head back to the MP40, refill if needed, and then rush down and pick up Juggernog.

The AK74u can be picked up after opening up the Lighthouse, giving you a weapon reload on both sides of the map. Due to its large 64 bullet magazine size after upgrading, throw the MP40 in the Pack-a-Punch first, and start going to town.

Lastly, if accuracy isn’t an issue, grab Quick Revive instead of Deadshot. The quicker revive timer plus Stamin-Up lets you rush to downed teammates and pick them up before getting overwhelmed from all directions. Once they’re back on their feet, put some distance between you and the pack and whittle them down while your ally re-equips.

The Gatherer

Your weapons of choice.

  • Raid – PaP’d Stakeout
  • Mustang & Sally – PaP’d M1911

Your perks.

  • Juggernog
  • PhD Flopper
  • Speed Cola
  • Stamin-Up

Go big or go home. Each shot counts, and your goal is to inflict as much damage as possible with every blast. The Stakeout can take out zombies in one hit through all the single digit rounds, and remains powerful shortly afterward. Mustang & Sally give you the firepower to blast back zombies when getting crowded, making PhD Flopper a necessity to avoid taking yourself out in the process.

The Stakeout is lodged in the shed behind the lighthouse, so you’ll have to pick up another weapon to defend yourself while working your way to its location. Grab the MP40 on your way to Jug for a strong starter weapon, or gamble the Mystery Box if it starts off in the ship.

With Juggernog, the MP40, and the M1911 in hand, head for the PhD Flopper and then upgrade to Mustang & Sally. That should give you the power needed to handle the horde until the time is right to replace the MP40 with the Stakeout and grab Speed Cola to reduce painful reload times.

The Gatherer takes a little more time to get going, but with solid teamwork and quick reflexes, it more than pays off for the slow start in later rounds. Equipped with Mustang & Sally and Raid, you’ll have the firepower to round the horde in circles and blast them into oblivion.

Call of Duty: MW3 is STILL a work in progress

Charlie: INTEL has made some serious work in proving that MW3 is still a work in progress. By comparing two pictures of the same mission in different times.

Those two images… well you know when they were took. Basically, the image to the left is showing Sandman carrying the original M4A1 “S-System” from MW2; while the latest image shows him carrying a different variant of the M4, labeled the M4-IW5 from the Kotaku leak.

You can view the full post from Charlie: INTEL with more info here.

Who to follow on Twitter?

You may have wondered who to follow on Twitter for the latest Call of Duty news. Don’t worry! Charlie: Intel made you a list for it.

For Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3:
Infinity Ward Studio:
Infinity Ward, (@InfinityWard) Studio for Call of Duty: MW3
Robert Bowling, (@fourzerotwo) Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward

Sledgehammer Games:
Sledgehammer Games, (@SHGames) Co-Development Studio for Call of Duty: MW3
Michael Condrey, (@MichaelCondrey) Co-founder of Sledgehammer Games
Glen Schofield (@GlenSchofield) GM, VIP, & Co-founder of Sledgehammer Games
Guy Beahm, (@GuyBeahm) Community Manager for Sledgehammer Games
Dave Blizard, (@blizzzz) CG Supervisor for Sledgehammer games

Call of Duty Community V.I.P.’s:
Mat Houchens, (@NuckFuggets)
Michelle, (@Medeiros83)
Dan Seamans, (@carbonfibah)
Ross, (@CODBlackice)
Morgan J East, (@MorganJEast)
Josh Torres, (@II_F0XH0UND_II)

Unofficial Call of Duty info:
CharlieINTEL, (@charlieINTELcom) Call of Duty blog.
MW3 Updates/Info, (@UpToDateMW3)
MW3 Modern Warfare 3, (@MW3Game)
360 Burst, (@360Burst)
Digital Warfare 24/7 (@DW247)

For Call of Duty Black Ops:
Treyarch Studio:
Treyarch Studios, (@Treyarch) Studio for Call of Duty: Black Ops
Josh Olin, (@JD_2020) Community Manager for Treyarch
Josh Olin Personal Account, (@JoshOlin)
David Vonderhaar, (@DavidVonderhaar) Game Designer for Treyarch
Dan Bunting, (@danskdansk) Online Director for Treyarch
Treyarch PC Development, (@pcdev) Treyarch’s community PC twitter account)

And of course, you can follow @theCoDdaily for more news before it appears here.

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