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Watch some streams and get into Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout beta today

Time to sacrifice your bandwidth on the altar of public testing once more, especially if you like battle royale shooters. Right now, anyone with a Battle.net account can download the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, due to open tomorrow at 10am Pacific (6pm BST). Those who preordered the game can start playing today, but if you've more time than money there's another option.…

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The Call of Duty: Blackops 4 battle royale PC beta goes live later this week

I didn't have much interest in Call Of Duty: Blackops 4 or its battle royale mode, but then it whipped out a grappling hook. The PC beta doesn't open until September 15th, but it might be worth taking a peek at other people playing before you decide if it's worth downloading. Fortunately, the internet is awash with streams from the PS4 beta.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new trailer extends a an olive branch to the high-end PC crowd

As twitchy as the Call Of Duty games have been since Modern Warfare, the series has built up a reputation as a console flagship series. Publisher Activision seem eager to break away from that impression with Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, and to prove this, they've packed their Gamescom 'PC trailer' with as many buzzwords and high-end hardware concessions as possible. Blops 4 may…

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC weekend open beta now preloading

You are cordially invited to click on faces until they burst in a shower of blood this weekend in the open beta test for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, which officially starts tomorrow (or today for narcs who pre-order) and has already started pre-loading. The beta packs six modes and six maps. The cooperative Zombies mode isn't in this beta and nor's the new…

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC open beta coming in August

We'll get to try the near-future face-shooting of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 in a free multiplayer open beta weekend in August, developers Treyarch have announced. No, this won't include that new battle royale mode, Blackout. As a casual observer of Cod I am sorry to see the antics of wallrunning and jetpacking removed this year, though it does have a grappling hook gun…

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If you want any Cod Blops 4 DLC maps, you’ll need to buy the whole season pass

While many big multiplayer games are stepping away from paid DLC in favour of other ways to fund new content updates, Activision are doubling down on playerbase-splitting map packs. The publishers have revealed that Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's dozen post-launch maps will only be sold in the £30 season pass, not sold in separate packs too as in previous years (and certainly not…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has battle royale, no campaign

Battle royale is indeed coming to CoD in Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, as had been rumoured, throwing together characters, weapons, and locations from across all the Blops - including the Zombies modes - in one big last-man-standing rumble. Activision today held their big reveal-o-rama event for this year's face-shooter, see, blabbing all sorts of details. They also confirmed the rumour that Cod Blops…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rumours: no campaign, and a battle royale mode

With a month to go until Activision start blabbing about Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, the last annual sequel in their mega-blockbuster shooter series, the rumour mill is filling in the space. According to whispers on the wind, Cod Blops 4 won't have a traditional story campaign, scrapped because it wasn't going to be ready in time for the October launch, and will instead…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 announced, due October 12th

Surprising absolutely nobody, Call of Duty is getting another game this year, and as per Activision's alternating annual release schedule, we're headed back to the Black Ops side-series. It's been too long since we've had a chance to use the most accursed of abbreviations, but Cod Blops is back, and possibly now the even more absurd Cod Blops IIII thanks thanks to the series apparently…

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Feature: Do mention the war

Editorial: It’s great news that Call Of Duty is returning to World War 2

If the rumours are true, and they most likely are, this year we'll be seeing Call Of Duty: WWII. People have reacted with concern, but I'm here to argue it's the best possible news. There was a time when learning a game was set in World War II was deserving of the heaviest of sighs. Not only did it mean that it would be one…

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Feature: It's brighter and more colourful than you realise

Have You Played… Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's multiplayer is fun. I know, right? You're waiting for the but, in which I'm going to remind you that its willy-waving jingoism is uncomfortable, its level design is brown and dull, its killstreaks reward the best players…

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Cod Blops 3 Mod Tools Launch Into Open Beta

The next Call of Duty may be only five weeks from launching, but last year's model is about to get a new lease on life. Developers Treyarch last night launched the long-awaited Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 [official site] mod tools into open beta, letting people create and play with custom levels, weapons, and modes - y'know, mods. Treyarch still have a bit of…

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Arma 3 And COD: Blops 3 Free On Steam This Weekend

Maybe you think you'll like shooting things, but you're not sure what flavour of shooting. Are you the type who likes tense, simulated military manshoots you can play with dozens of friends in wide open areas, with missions you make yourself and vehicles you can pilot and drive? Good news! Arma 3 is free on Steam this weekend. Or are you the type who likes…

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Cod Blops 3 Releases Nuketown Map For All

Call of Duty doesn't really have time for 'classic' maps, given that a new game comes jumping across time and space every year (smart money says 2016's CoD will pit World War 1 Tommies against robotic Visigoths from the future). CoD's Black Ops subseries has run long enough to establish Nuketown as a staple - though since Blops 2 it's been held back as a…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Free Multiplayer Weekend

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Multiplayer Starter Pack is a big mouthful for a simple idea: it's Cod Blops 3's [official site] ranked multiplayer sold separately as a cheaper standalone game. It's an interesting experiment in selling CoD's many modes separately and a short one - Activision will stop selling it on Monday. But until Sunday evening, you can check out this substantial…

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Cop A Load Of Cod In Blops 3’s Multiplayer Standalone

Activision are finally trying splitting Call of Duty's many modes into separate games, for folks who are only interested in part or want a cheap way in, though they've started in a baffling way. Last night they released a standalone version of the Cod Blops 3 [official site] ranked multiplayer which costs only £11.59/14,49€/$14.99 - about a quarter of the full game's price. I'd hoped…

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Feature: RoboBlops

Fail Forward: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Fail Forward is series of videos all about the bits of games which don’t quite work and why. In this episode, Marsh Davies discusses how Black Ops' segue into sci-fi marks new mechanical innovation in the military shooter - and suggests how it could go even further.

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Feature: Better than ever, but maybe some issues can't be fixed

Call Of Duty Black Ops 3’s Multiplayer Has An Insoluble Problem At Its Core

There are times when Call of Duty: Black Ops III's multiplayer feels like a scratchcard from which you're scraping the dull metal grey surface of a military shooter to reveal the three matching Quake symbols below. Your prize: a game that's increasingly difficult to stereotype, which is fast and often fun, which has found solutions to many of its ancient frustrations, but which still has…

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Feature: Morbid Symptoms

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Singleplayer review

Call of Duty: Black Ops III [official site] takes place in a future setting not quite close enough to describe as "near-future". It's somewhere in the middle distance, and while the concerns of military and intelligence organisations don't appear to have changed very much, the cyber-modifications available to soldiers promise to make the battlefield a place of superpowered clashes between robots, humans, and operatives caught…

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