Have you ever looked at a Call of Duty map and wondered what it might look like constructed entirely out of Lego? Neither have I, but it turns out the answer is that it looks pretty cool. The folks at Diamond Lobby have designed eight epic Lego builds based on some of the most iconic Call of Duty maps, and we only wish they existed in real life.
While theoretically these Lego maps are possible to build, these ones have been constructed using the Bricklink Studio 2.0 software, with the help of designer Evghenii Loctev. In case you did want to try building one yourself, each map also includes what it would cost if you bought all the bricks in the build–though Diamond Lobby warns that some bricks used are rare and therefore pretty expensive.
The images include eight iconic maps: Crash, Castle, Terminal, Firing Range, Rust, Nuketown, Slums, and Raid. Of all the maps that have been recreated, Crash would be the cheapest to actually build at $1340 for the 2167 bricks required. The most expensive is Terminal, with the giant plane requiring 18,043 bricks at a cost of $4,726.
Terminal is made up of 18,043 bricks and costs $4,726 to build. Image: Diamond LobbySlums is made up of 3,456 bricks and costs $1,591 to build. Image: Diamond LobbyRust is made up of 1,811 bricks and costs $1,810 to build. Image: Diamond LobbyRaid is made up of 14,152 bricks and costs $2,474 to build. Image: Diamond LobbyNuketown is made up of 5,953 bricks and costs $3,033 to build. Image: Diamond LobbyFiring Range is made up of 5,133 bricks and costs $1,988 to build. Image: Diamond LobbyCrash is made up of 2,167 bricks and costs $1,340 to build. Image: Diamond LobbyCastle is made up of 12,873 bricks and costs $2,508 to build. Image: Diamond Lobby
While these images make us dream of an official Call of Duty Lego set, the franchise seems to be licensed to Lego competitor Mega Bloks–though the rival toy company has produced a nice-looking Nuketown set.
After releasing the amazing SAU_SIEGE[rainbow6.com] and Sunstark [rainbow6.com]bundles in Y6S1 and Y6S2, we are delighted to continue our collaboration with Prime Gaming for the Community Artist Bundle Program in Y6S3 Crystal Guard!
With this program, we want to celebrate our amazingly creative and dedicated community artists and give them a chance to be represented in-game. Each chosen artist will have the opportunity to design a full set for an operator of their choice and the resulting bundles will become available during Year 6 and beyond.
Today, we are proud to present our next Community Artist Bundle: A Samurai and Oni – a type of yōkai, Japanese spirit – inspired set for Hibana, designed by FrAgMenT.
This Hibana Operator Bundle includes the FrAgMenT:
HOW TO REDEEM THE BUNDLE
The FrAgMenT Operator Bundle will be available via Prime Gaming for a limited time, starting from Wednesday, September 22nd.
Prime Gaming members will be able to claim this exclusive set for free. If you’re not a Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial.
A Renown Booster is currently available from Prime Gaming until September 22nd when the FrAgMenT Operator Bundle will be live, so don’t forget to claim this too!
Here’s how you can get these Prime Gaming offers:
Link your Ubisoft and Amazon accounts here[primegaming.ubisoft.com].
Redeem the respective offer through Prime Gaming here[gaming.amazon.com].
Receive the content automatically in-game within 48 hours.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Before joining the Siege community, FrAgMenT was mostly known as a community artist for For Honor, which he continues to love, especially for its setting. In 2018, when FrAgMenT was a Ubisoft Star Player, he was contacted by Ubisoft Australia to draw Siege artwork. As this was his first time drawing tactical gear and modern elements, this was a new challenge for him. During this process, FrAgMenT gained an appreciation for this style of artwork, and along with the support of the Siege community, it led him to join the Siege Champions Program[rainbow6.com] along with other talented community members! FrAgMenT’s art is all about challenging perspectives and details while telling stories and bringing emotions into his artwork. But why Hibana? FrAgMenT wanted to introduce his passion for Japanese mythology and folklore in a well-fitting way. On top of being his favorite operator, Hibana felt like the perfect choice for his vision. The design is inspired by characters he’s created with some important elements: horns, a headband, and typical Oni colors. Don’t forget to follow FrAgMenT on Artstation[www.artstation.com], Twitter, and Instagram[www.instagram.com] to see more!
What is the Community Artist Bundle Program? The Community Artist Bundle Program launched in Y6S1 and it brings operator bundles created by some of our most talented and dedicated Siege fan artists into the game.
I’m a Siege fan artist too – what can I do to get selected as well? Given the length of our production cycle for in-game content, the fan artists for Year 6 have already been determined. However, we are always on the lookout for future participants. If your goal is to see your bundle in-game, continue showing us your passion and strive to be an outstanding member of the Siege community. We have multiple ways for our dedicated community artists to get more involved with the game, such as the Siege Champions Program[rainbow6.com].
How can I get the Y6S3 FrAgMenT Operator bundle? Link your Ubisoft account with your Amazon account here [primegaming.ubisoft.com]and claim the Operator set through Prime Gaming[gaming.amazon.com] starting from September 22nd. After successfully redeeming the content, it will be available in your in-game inventory within 48 hours. Players must have Hibana available as an operator.
Can I buy the FrAgMenT Operator Bundle with Renown or R6 Credits as well? The FrAgMenT Operator Bundle is exclusive to Prime Gaming for a limited time only and can be obtained via the Prime Gaming offer as described above. Prime Gaming is included for free with Amazon Prime, and free trials are available for new users.
Will this offer be available on all platforms? Yes, it can be redeemed on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia.
How long will this offer be available? Following its release on September 22nd, you have one month to claim this offer via Prime Gaming.
I don’t see my rewards. If you’re having trouble redeeming your FrAgMenT Operator Bundle, please contact our support[support.ubisoft.com].
For more information about Prime Gaming, visit the Prime Gaming FAQ[www.amazongames.com].
The NPD Group’s report for August has arrived, shining a light on which games and consoles sold the best in the US during the month. The report also provides an overall snapshot of the health of the industry.
In total, consumer spending on games in the US during August 2021–spanning hardware, software, and accessories–jumped by 7% to reach $4.4 billion, which represents a new record high for spending in any August in NPD’s history. Total spending so far in 2021 rose by 13% to $37.9 billion compared to the first eight months of 2020.
Looking at hardware specifically, the Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling platform in terms of total units sold, for August and the entire year so far. The PlayStation 5, however, generated more money in August and the year to date thanks to its higher price point.
Spending on hardware in August 2021 reached $329 million, which is up 45% compared to August 2020, and it’s the highest for an August month since August 2008 ($395 million). Over the first eight months of 2021, spending on hardware rose 49% to $3 billion.
Shifting to games, the month’s big new release, Madden NFL 22, was unsurprisingly the best selling game of August 2021. It also became the fourth best-selling game of 2021 so far. The NPD said this represents the 22nd straight year that a Madden game has reached the top of the charts during its launch month.
Ghost of Tsushima finished August at No. 2, rising from the 110th spot in July thanks to the launch of the Director’s Cut. Also of note, The Last of Us Part II jumped up the PlayStation-specific charts to finish 10th overall thanks to price cuts in August, and Humankind was the fourth best-selling game overall and the top-seller for PC during August 2021.
In terms of accessories, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller was the top seller during August, while the PS5’s DualSense controller continues to be the highest-selling accessory for 2021 so far. In total, spending on accessories reached $164 million, which was flat compared to last August. Year-to-date, spending on accessories jumped 12% to $1.6 billion.
Top 20 Best Selling Games Of August 2021 All Platforms
Call of Duty fans are gearing up for the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard and the new Warzone Pacific map this year, but what’s coming next? Insider Tom Henderson reported that Call of Duty 2022 is codenamed Project Cortez, and it will be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. Like that game, it’ll be developed by Infinity Ward, it seems. VGC’s own sources back up Henderson’s report.
The Modern Warfare sequel’s story mode will follow US soldiers going to war against Colombian drug cartels, according to the report. The Project Cortez codename may be a reference to the villain, Felix Cortez, from the 1994 Harrison Ford film Clear and Present Danger.
It looks like Call of Duty: 2022 is codenamed Project Cortez It’s expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.
Given the usual three-year studio rotation, 2022 would be Infinity Ward’s turn to take the reins, following Treyarch’s leading effort on Black Ops Cold War and Sledgehammer for Vanguard. Infinity Ward making a sequel to 2019’s massively successful Modern Warfare reboot would be no surprise. Not only was the game a huge commercial success, but it ended with a very blatant set-up for the next Modern Warfare story.
Both Henderson and VGC have accurately reported on unannounced Call of Duty news many times in the past. However, Activision has not made any official announcements of the next big Call of Duty game, so nothing is confirmed at this stage. We have contacted Activision in an attempt to get more details.
In Year 6 Season 3, the Sixth Guardian Program[news.ubisoft.com] rolls onward! The program aims to support a charity via the sales of an in-game bundle which is available throughout the entire length of a Season, with 100% of net proceeds (with a minimum of $6 USD per bundle sold) going to the charity. Your purchases will help to directly support a charity and help a diverse range of causes. Together, we hope to unite the Rainbow Six Siege community and make a positive change outside of our game.
Since the program’s launch in the past year, together with our community, we have raised well over $200,000 USD* for charity! Big thanks once again to our first two Sixth Guardian partners: AbleGamers Charity[ablegamers.org] and Stack Up[www.stackup.org].
The Siege team is excited to reveal that throughout Crystal Guard, players will be able to purchase this Thunderbird SG Bundle, with all proceeds will going towards an incredible charity called Indspire[indspire.ca]. Their North Star (see what we did there) goal is to see every Indigenous student in Canada graduate school within a generation. Indspire serves First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities, rural areas and urban centres across Canada. With the support of their funding partners, they disburse financial awards, deliver programs, and share resources with the goal of increasing graduation rates for Indigenous students. We felt this was a perfect organization to partner with on a Thunderbird-themed bundle, and we’re honored to be working together on this.
This bundle features a full Thunderbird set with Indspire’s signature gradient colors and Sixth Guardian branding. Specifically, the set includes:
"Sixth Guardian Uplift" Uniform
"Sixth Guardian Uplift" Headgear
"Sixth Guardian Uplift" Weapon skin
"Guardian Thunderbird" Charm
The bundle will be limited in time and available only for this Season. Make sure to check it out before Season 3 ends!
These charms are only available by subscribing to the respective streamer’s Twitch channel with a linked Uplay account. For more information on how to link your Uplay and Twitch account, as well as opt-in for Twitch Drops, please refer to this FAQ[support.ubi.com].
How to get involved
Given the length of our production cycle for in-game content, the participants for Y6S1 S2, S3 & S4 have already been determined. We are always on the lookout for additional content creators to add to the program and will be exploring new candidates in 2021. If your goal is to see your charm in-game, we use the following criteria to begin the selection process for potential candidates:
Requirements to be considered
Approximately 350+ concurrent viewers – preferable.
Average of 10 Rainbow Six streams per month.
Average of 20 hours of Rainbow Six streamed per month.
Positive standing with Ubisoft/Rainbow Six Siege.
High-quality level of content.
Rainbow Six Siege reserves the right for final decision.
Consideration for Removal
Less than 10 Rainbow Six Siege main streams over 3 months.
Level of quality dropping below an acceptable level.
Standing with Rainbow Six Siege/Ubisoft compromised.
Any actions that may negatively affect the R6S/Ubisoft brand.
Loss of Twitch Partnership.
Rainbow Six Siege reserves the right for removal of any charms.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s RAAL MG is a light machine gun with a low fire rate, but the gun boasts high damage and range stats. The Stoner is becoming a popular light machine gun option for Warzone, but with a constantly shifting meta, there is a chance the RAAL MG can take over as the next best weapon for mid-range and long distances.
The new RAAL MG light machine gun follows the CX-9 submachine gun that was quietly added into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone on August 3. These unannounced additions were previously leaked, teased, and even available for a brief time in Warzone before being removed without any official word. Here’s how players can now officially unlock the RAAL MG light machine gun in both Modern Warfare and Warzone.
How To Unlock The RAAL MG
RAAL MG unlock challenge
The RAAL MG can be unlocked via an in-game challenge, and the challenge is the same whether you choose to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone. You need to get five kills in seven different matches while using LMGs equipped with the Scout Optic attachment.
At this time, the shop doesn’t have any bundles listed with the RAAL MG, so you’ll need to do the work to get your hands on this new weapon. The easiest way would likely be to hop into some Modern Warfare multiplayer, but if you only have Warzone, your best bet will be to drop into matches of Plunder.