Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 Start Date Confirmed For Next Week, Double XP Live Now

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will launch its third season next week. Activision announced the date with a teaser image on the official Call of Duty Twitter account. Season 3 will launch on April 8, 2020. In the meantime, Modern Warfare multiplayer and Warzone modes are offering double XP.

A new season means a refreshed battle pass with new rewards to earn. Midway through Season 2, Infinity Ward launched the battle royale mode Warzone, which is free for all players (even if you don’t own Modern Warfare) and uses the same battle pass progression. That trend will likely continue for Season 3, though this time the free Warzone players will have the entire season to work their way through the battle pass. The teaser image shows the Warzone logo right next to the Modern Warfare one.

The teaser image shows three figures enveloped in red smoke, including Alex from the Modern Warfare campaign, who now has a prosthetic leg. Ghost, who appears in the background, joined the roster as a special battle pass unlockable in Season 2 as well, and his reveal trailer helped lay the groundwork for the Warzone mode.

In the midst of Modern Warfare Season 2, Activision also released Modern Warfare 2 Remastered on PS4, with PC and Xbox One versions to come in late April. It’s a standalone game, not part of the Modern Warfare package, and it doesn’t include multiplayer, so as to not split the player base in Modern Warfare. But the campaign itself has been given a visual rework, even if parts of it don’t hold up.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone: Gratis-Bundle schenkt euch zehn Stufen im Battle Pass

Activision und Infinity Ward schnüren ein kleines Geschenk für Spieler von Call of Duty: Modern Warfare und Warzone. Alle Besitzer des aktuellen Battle-Passes können ab sofort zehn Stufen kostenlos aufsteigen. Die Gratis-Stufen sackt ihr im Rahmen eines…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Multiplayer am Wochenende kostenlos spielen

An diesem Wochenende könnt ihr ganz unverbindlich in den Multiplayer-Part von Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reinschnuppern. Infinty Ward veranstaltet nämlich vom 3. bis zum 6. April 2020 ein entsprechenden Kostenlos-Wochenende. Hierfür benötigt ihr…

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Modern Warfare Is Giving Out 10 Free Battle Pass Tiers, Here's How To Unlock Them

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s Season 2 is ending very soon. To help players rise through the Battle Pass ranks, Activision is giving away 10 free tiers, but there is a catch.

You must already own the Battle Pass to redeem the 10 free tiers. The Battle Pass is shared across Modern Warfare and Warzone, and the 10 free tiers applies to both.

Everyone who buys the Battle Pass before April 5 at 11 PM PT will find the 10 free tiers available to redeem from the “Just For You” section of the menu. Those who are above tier 90 will still get the 10 tiers, with whatever remaining number of tiers carrying forward to Season 3’s Battle Pass. For example, you’re at tier 94, you’ll get 6 tiers to bring to you 100 in the Season Pass pass, and then 4 more to start you off when the next pass arrives.

Check out the Activision blog post to learn more about this offer.

In addition to the free tier offer, Activision is unlocking double XP across Modern Warfare and Warzone this weekend to bring an end to Season 2. As announced previously, Season 2 ends on April 7. At some point around then, you can expect the company to reveal Season 3 and a new Battle Pass.

In other news, Modern Warfare’s multiplayer is free this weekend as part of a special offer. It’s just the latest free Call of Duty experience, as the battle royale game Warzone is also free. Additionally, the free-to-play Call of Duty: Mobile just received a big update with new content and more.

In other Call of Duty news, Activision has launched Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered on PS4. It includes a remastered version of the campaign, but no multiplayer, as leaks previously suggested; it’s coming to Xbox One and PC at the end of April due to an exclusivity arrangement with Sony. The game has reportedly been finished and ready to go for some time already, with Activision just waiting for the right time to release it.

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Here's When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 Ends

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 2 will soon be coming to an end, with April 7 being the last day of the two-month season of game play.

Season 2 brought a myriad of new content updates, with the return of the fan-favorite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map Rust and the addition of the battle royale mode, Warzone. [Update: We also now know when Season 3 starts–it launches on April 8.]

Before Season 2 ends, Activision will be running a double XP weekend starting on April 3 at 10 PM PT through to April 6 at 10 AM PT. This overlaps with the free weekend for Modern Warfare’s multiplayer mode, allowing people to download and play the multiplayer content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from April 3 at 10 AM PT through to April 6 at 10 AM PT.

If you don’t currently have Modern Warfare, then be sure to download it ahead of time, so you can play as much as possible this weekend. If you want to keep playing past the free weekend, you’ll need to buy the game, but all the unlocks you earned will carry over to the full edition.

This double XP event comes at a good time. With everyone at home and the season coming to an end, everyone will be rushing to reach tier 100 and unlock all the extras. Alternatively, if you are unable to utilize this double XP weekend, you can spend real world money to unlock these items.

In other Call of Duty news, the rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remastered has been released on PS4. The game dropped on the PlayStation Store quietly, with no announcements from Activision before the release. The remaster is a timed-exclusive release on the PS4, with the game set to release on Xbox One and PC on April 30.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Multiplayer Is Free To Play This Weekend

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s battle royale spin-off, Warzone, has been immensely popular, but if you’ve wanted to try the core game’s regular multiplayer modes, then you’ll get a chance this weekend. Modern Warfare’s multiplayer will be free from April 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET through April 6 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. That’s only three days, but even if you don’t end up buying the full game, it’s a good opportunity to level up your weapons and create some loadouts for Warzone–all of your Warzone purchases and levels also carry over to multiplayer.

Anyone who has already downloaded Warzone can simply select the “Multiplayer” option from the main menu to access the free multiplayer weekend. If you don’t currently have Warzone, then be sure to download it ahead of time, so you can play as much as possible. Unfortunately, if you want to keep playing Modern Warfare’s multiplayer past the free weekend, it looks like you’ll need to pay full price–no discounts have been revealed as of yet.

One of this weekend’s available playlists includes “Stocked Up, Locked Down,” which rotates between 10v10 Atlas Superstore and 6v6 Shoothouse maps through modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, and more–unfortunately, the April Fool’s Day playlists have been removed. Other game modes you can expect include the 64v64 Ground War game type and Gunfight, the latter of which is a 2v2, last-man-standing battle. It’s incredibly tense and is perfect to take on with a friend.

GameSpot’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review scored the game a 7/10 and praised the multiplayer’s various modes, most notably Realism, Gunfight, and night-vision goggles modes.

“Undeniably the highlight of Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, Realism mode is somewhere between the familiar Core and Hardcore modes, bridging the gulf between them,” reviews editor Kallie Plagge wrote. “Realism removes the HUD entirely, going beyond Hardcore to strip out the kill feed on top of everything else … It’s a fantastic balance for those who want more of a chance to survive a scrap, rather than dying in one or two shots like in Hardcore, but with the rest of the challenge intact. It’s a smart, satisfying evolution, and as a stubborn Hardcore-only player, it’s one I could see myself playing exclusively going forward.”

In related news, Call of Duty publisher Activision recently released a remaster of Modern Warfare 2’s campaign. The original Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer is not included, as Activision has decided to revamp and release classic maps in the new Modern Warfare instead.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Update liefert Details zu neuen Maps – Release schon in Kürze?

Mit dem neuen Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Update spielt Infinity Ward frische Playlisten und Spielmodi auf. Dabei scheinen die Entwickler im Hintergrund bereits an neuen Inhalten zu werkeln. Der Release zweier Map-Klassiker wird immer wahrscheinlicher:…

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Activision Wins Call Of Duty Lawsuit Related To Using Humvees In The Franchise

Gaming giant Activision has emerged victorious in a lawsuit brought against it by the makers of Humvee vehicles who claimed the publisher was infringing on their trademark.

A New York judge has dismissed the lawsuit from General Motors, bringing an end to this case. The lawsuit dates back to 2017 when GM sued Activision for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising, among other things. Activision responded (via The Verge) by saying it had the protection of the First Amendment to use the image of real-world military equipment in its franchise.

Activision’s lawyers said GM was acting in bad faith by trying to use a trademark to control the creative use of a US military vehicle paid for by American taxpayers and used in every war and conflict for decades.

Judge George Daniels said the Call of Duty franchise passed the “Rogers test,” a landmark ruling from the 1980s which relates to trademarked names in creative uses. According to Daniels, Activision’s use of Humvees in Call of Duty games “have artistic relevance.”

“Featuring actual vehicles used by military operations around the world in video games about simulated modern warfare surely evokes a sense of realism and lifelikeness to the player who assumes control of a military solider and fights against a computer-controller or human-controller opponent across a variety of computer-generated battlefields,” Daniels said.

The judge went on: “Upon reviewing a copy of the Call of Duty game, the court explained that the uses of the plaintiff’s name and logo easily met the artistic relevance requirement under Rogers because they have players a sense of particularized reality of being part of an actual elite special forces operation and served as a means to increase specific realism of the game.”

“Any reasonable juror would conclude that the presence of Humvees in Call of Duty games possesses an artistic value that is at least above zero.

The judge also ruled that Activision’s use of Humvees in Call of Duty games is not “explicitly misleading.” The Call of Duty games never position Activision as the owner or creator of the vehicles.

The full ruling offers more details and gets into the nitty-gritty specifics of why Activision won this case. You can read the document here, as uploaded by The Hollywood Reporter.

In other Call of Duty news, Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is out now on PlayStation 4, while Warzone and Modern Warfare continue to receive new updates and events.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered: Darum gibt es keinen Multiplayer-Modus

Das Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered steht auf PS4 als Download bereit – PC und Xbox One folgen Ende des Monats. Spieler erleben die Kampagne des Ego-Shooters in einer technisch aufgepeppten Version. Der Mehrspieler-Modus und die Spec…

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Here's The Best, Greatest, Dumbest April Fools' Gags This Year

It’s April 1, and as foretold on the ancient tablets that can mean only one thing: The internet is even more full of lies than usual, except today we call them “pranks.” The video game industry isn’t quite as active in the holiday merriment this year due to, you know, everything, but some studios are still getting in on the goofs.

Check out some of the best pranks this year, and leave a comment if you spot any that we haven’t.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Makes Shipment Even More Cramped

The notoriously tiny map Shipment is now playable in 10v10 teams, making for a wildly frantic match.

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Overwatch: The Eyes Have It

Overwatch got in on the act a little early by putting craft store-style googly eyes on all of its characters, and even some ultimates like Hanzo’s Ultimate ability.

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PUBG Gets Fantasy Makeover

The realistic battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds went a whole new direction, with a “limited-time game mode” that pits trash can knights against spellcasting wizards. But hidden in the silliness is a crafting system that PUBG Corp says it may implement in the actual game.

Pokemon Go Gets Tricky

The April Fool’s prank for Pokemon Go is relatively friendly, giving you a chance to catch some monsters you might otherwise be missing. For a limited time, “Tricky” Pokemon (like Voltorb, Ditto, Sudowoodo, and Foongus) will appear more often than usual.

Pokemon Masters Gets Nostalgic

Not to be outdone, the other Pokemon mobile game, Pokemon Masters, has replaced its main theme with the Pokemon Center music from the original Pokemon Red and Blue.

Honey, I Shrunk The For Honor

Ubisoft sent out a teaser about miniaturizing its live combat game, For Honor, with a new “Mini Edition.” The little itty-bitty samurai are kind of cute.

Platinum Games’ Fourth Announcement Is… A Prank?

Platinum Games may be the winner for the most prep work. It’s been teasing a fourth game announcement for months and today it put out a trailer suggesting it was all leading to an April Fools’ gag.

Codemasters Gets Dirty

The studio behind the Dirt series introduced a new spin-off of the popular franchise: Dirt Rollers, a marble racing game.

Darkest Dungeon Gets Even Darker

The Darkest Dungeon Twitter teased a new hero vs hero Arena Fights mode.

Zombie Army Gets GBA Port

Now in beautiful dot matrix green.

Playtonic Makes A Game Announcement

On a more serious note…

Some developers have abstained from April Fools this year but put out statements urging their fans to be safe and look out for each other.

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