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Call Of Duty Players Are Calling New Mobile Shooter A Modern Warfare Clone

Activision has its own stakes in mobile gaming with Call of Duty Mobile, but another company has entered the mobile space with a first-person shooter called Combat Master Online FPS, which Call of Duty fans are already calling out as an apparent mobile clone of Modern Warfare 2019.

Combat Master Online FPS doesn’t just have similar gameplay and a nearly identical Gunsmith feature as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s, but many of the assets for the game’s menus look like direct copies of Modern Warfare 2019.

Content creator ProReborn tweeted a video that shows them navigating the menus and playing a match of Combat Master, which also showcases nearly identical animations and text from Modern Warfare’s post game “After Action Report” screen.

Developed by Alfa Bravo Inc, this Call of Duty clone currently has over 500,000 downloads in the Google Play store with 4.5-star rating. The game’s description boasts that Combat Master is “Fast-paced action-packed combat,” and that the game was made by “true enthusiasts with special love for firearms and gaming [sic] comunity.”

The game can be downloaded for free, and while the developers claim Combat Master is free of “lootboxes and money-pulling mechanics,” there are microtransactions being sold at a range of $19.99 to $39.99 per bundle. As of October 27, Combat Master Online FPS is still available to download and play, but it is uncertain how long Activision will let this apparent clone slide by without any legal action.

If you’re looking to play the real Call of Duty Mobile, the game just released a Halloween-themed Nightmare update for Season 9. This new update features a new battle pass, more maps and modes, as well as a limited-time Undead Siege Zombies mode.

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Modern Warfare Dev Infinity Ward Opens New Studio In Austin, Texas

Infinity Ward, the long-running and esteemed game developer known for its work on Call of Duty and the Modern Warfare series specifically, is opening a new office.

The company’s latest move will be into Austin, Texas, which is one of America’s biggest game development hubs. The Infinity Ward studio in Austin is the fourth Infinity Ward team around the world, joining the main office in Los Angeles, as well as teams in Poland and Mexico. Infinity Ward’s announcement post said it is hiring for all positions and that more information about the company’s extension in Austin would be announced later.

Austin is a hotbed for game development and the technology space in general, so it’s no surprise to see Infinity Ward set up a new studio there. Blizzard also has an office there, as does EA and Bethesda, among many others. Crystal Dynamics just opened a studio in Austin, too.

Infinity Ward is rumored to be the developer of Call of Duty 2022, which is rumored to be codenamed Project Cortez. The game is believed to be a sequel to 2019’s massively successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with a story about Colombian drug cartels.

That Activision is creating yet another Call of Duty studio is no big surprise. After all, in 2019, Activision Blizzard said it was planning to “increase development investment” on its biggest franchises. To that end, the company announced that the number of developers working on Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Overwatch, Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo in aggregate would increase by around 20 percent.

Infinity Ward was founded by Vince Zampella and Jason West, both of whom were fired for insubordination. Zampella went on to create Titanfall studio Respawn, while West is now working at Fortnite studio Epic Games.

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Call Of Duty Leak Reveals Unused Cinderblock Melee Weapon That Looks Absolutely Brutal

An unreleased melee weapon from 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been revealed, and it’s far from a traditional weapon. Discovered from Twitter user ModenasHD, the melee weapon is a busted-up cinderblock that would have surely packed a punch in the game.

In the video below, you can see the cinderblock in action, as the player whacks it against a wall. There appear to be two main animations, one swinging from the side and one slamming it down from top to bottom. The inspect animation is also pretty slick and finished-looking, showing the soldier wiping it clean and peering through its two openings.

Another video shows the cinderblock in action, including its brutal finishing move. In one of the animations, the player whips the block down onto the enemy, breaking their leg and splitting the cinderblock in two. The other half is then used to finish the foe for good. You can watch both videos below.

It’s unclear how this melee weapon was discovered and why it was never released in Modern Warfare. As mentioned, it certainly looks to be in a polished state. There could be any number of reasons why the cinderblock was never released or if it was ever even planned for release.

Activision’s current focus is on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, along with Vanguard and a new Warzone Pacific map to launch later this year. Perhaps the cinderblock is being saved for Project Cortez, which is believed to be the codename for 2022’s rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

In other news, the Oktoberfest DLC for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is out now, adding all manner of beer-related items to the games. Additionally, Season 6 is coming up soon, and you can watch the announcement cinematic right now.

Activision Blizzard is facing pressure to improve its working conditions amidst lawsuits and other probes about gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Recently, the company agreed to pay $18 million to create a fund to “compensate and make amends” to affected staffers, though the company denied any wrongdoing.

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Call Of Duty's Most Iconic Maps Have Been Recreated In Lego

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.

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Switch Outsells PS5 And Xbox Series X In The US, Top 20 Best-Selling Games Revealed For August

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.

The mobile category was also massive for August 2021, with revenue exceeding $2 billion during the month. Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Roblox, Coin Master, Pokemon Go, Genshin Impact, Homescapes, Clash of Clans, and PUBG Mobile were the top revenue-drivers in 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

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  4. Humankind
  5. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*
  8. Minecraft
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  10. MLB The Show 21^
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  13. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  15. Pokemon Sword/Shield*
  16. Mortal Kombat 11
  17. Super Mario 3D World*
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  20. Super Mario Party*

*Digital sales not included

^Xbox digital sales not included

All Platforms 12 Months Ending August 2021

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  3. Madden NFL 21
  4. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  6. NBA 2K21*
  7. Marvel’s Avengers
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. FIFA 21

*Digital sales not included

August 2021 Nintendo Platforms

  1. Mario Kart 8*
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  5. Pokemon Sword/Shield*
  6. Super Mario 3D World*
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  8. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. Minecraft*

*Digital sales not included

August 2021 Xbox Platforms

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  5. Flight Simulator (2020)
  6. It Takes Two
  7. Forza Horizon 4
  8. Marvel’s Avengers
  9. Minecraft
  10. Mortal Kombat 11

August 2021 PlayStation Platforms

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  5. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  6. MLB The Show 21
  7. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  8. Minecraft
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  10. The Last of Us: Part II

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Call Of Duty 2022 Is A Modern Warfare Sequel About Colombian Drug Cartels – Report

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.

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 addition to the next Call of Duty game, Activision is developing a new Call of Duty mobile game from a newly established studio.

Call of Duty: Vanguard and the new Warzone Pacific map are scheduled for release later this year. You can try Vanguard’s multiplayer this month through its beta tests on all platforms.

All of this is happening as Activision Blizzard faces a lawsuit from the state of California over discrimination and sexual harassment of women.

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