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How To Unlock The RAAL MG For Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare

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.

The RAAL MG arrived as part of update 1.41 which also has enabled players to once again edit their loadouts during pre-game lobbies. It also changed the lobby background. This update quietly follows the hype from Warzone’s in-game reveal event for Call of Duty: Vanguard. Players can also expect a Vanguard multiplayer reveal and beta test soon.

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Call Of Duty: Warzone Will Honor Battle Pass Unlocks And Purchases When New Map Launches

Call of Duty: Warzone is getting a brand-new map later this year, featuring a new environment and a new anti-cheat system from developer Raven Software. You might be wondering what might happen to any of your previous battle pass unlocks or store purchases when the change happens.

The good news is that this content–including progression-based unlocks and items purchased with real money–will move forward with you, Activision has announced. There will be universal progression between Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard, and Warzone. So ranking up in one game, whether that be standard rank progression or battle pass XP, also applies to the others.

Additionally, your Warzone loadout can be made up of weapons and content from across Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. For Vanguard specifically, the content will come to Warzone when the new map launches later this year. We don’t know exactly when that’ll be just yet, however.

Activision also promised that fans can look forward to a “massive calendar” full of new maps, modes, playlists, and seasonal events across Warzone and Vanguard in the future. “Expect the most connected Call of Duty experience ever seen,” Activision said.

More details on Vanguard, Warzone, and the new anti-cheat system will be announced in the lead-up to the Vanguard’s launch on November 5.

For more on Vanguard, check out GameSpot’s new preview, “Call Of Duty: Vanguard Is Looking To Turn The Tide Of World War II.” You can preorder Vanguard right now.

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CoD: Warzone And Modern Warfare Finally Add Soap And The CX-9, Here's How To Unlock Them

The once mysterious CX-9 submachine gun was quietly added into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone today. This new weapon was 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 CX-9 submachine gun in both Modern Warfare and Warzone.

How To Unlock The CX-9 In-Game

If you just want to score the new CX-9 submachine without spending any money, it can be unlocked via an in-game challenge. The challenge is the same whether you choose to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone. You simply need to get 2 longshot kills while using any submachine gun in five different matches.

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If you’re trying to unlock the weapon now, you may notice your kills aren’t tracking. Raven Software tweeted it’s aware of an issue with the CX-9’s unlock challenge and level progression not tracking.

How To Unlock The CX-9 With COD Points

If you don’t want to waste time on challenges, this once mysterious weapon can be officially unlocked in today’s new Warzone shop bundle, which is the long-awaited John “Soap” MacTavish operator pack.

Soap MacTavish is a main character featured in 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, who also played major roles in the two Modern Warfare sequels that followed. Given that Soap is such an iconic Modern Warfare character and the bundle was highly-anticipated, it feels weird to not have this tied to any major announcement or event, but he’s finally available for those who wish to purchase him for 2,400 COD Points. The Soap bundle comes with ten items total, which is obviously highlighted by the Soap operator skin and the Serac weapon blueprint for the new CX-9 submachine gun.

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Today’s surprise additions to Warzone and Modern Warfare also arrived with a new Season 5 cinematic trailer to tease the return of the famous Numbers broadcast from the first Black Ops game. Season 5 is set to launch on August 12. Here’s what we know so far about the season, and we’ll be updating with any new details.

This quiet arrival of content emerges while Activision Blizzard is also facing multiple lawsuits concerning alleged sexual harassment and a “frat boy” culture.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Maps Return To Game After Being Removed In April

It’s strange enough that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare got a couple of new maps this far into Black Ops Cold War‘s lifecycle. To make things even weirder, the two maps were originally added back in March, but then removed in April to spend more time in development.

Now, though, Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage are back, probably for good (although we can’t be sure). Al-Raab Airbase is a 6v6 map that’s currently featured in a 24/7 playlist, while Drainage is a 2v2 Gunfight map.

When the two maps were added back in April exclusively to private matches, they took players by surprise. Seemingly just as suddenly, they were stealthily taken offline in April. Activision later explained that they were released prematurely and needed more work.

It’s pretty unusual for Activision to continue to support older Call of Duty titles with new content, but this might be indicative of the continuing popularity of Modern Warfare. Of course, Black Ops Cold War is still receiving the bulk of the attention, and you can check out what’s new in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone here.

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Best-Selling Games And Systems Of May 2021 (US): Resident Evil Village Leads The Pack

The NPD Group has released its latest monthly report for the US video game industry, revealing which games and consoles sold the best during May 2021. The report also covers how well the industry overall performed during the month.

Here are the big takeaways, including Resident Evil Village leading the pack.

Overall

Total spending on games in the US during May 2021–spanning hardware, games, and accessories–rose by 3% to $4.5 billion. Year-to-date, meanwhile, spending rose by 17% to $24 billion. These are both year-over-year comparisons.

Hardware

For game consoles, total spending on hardware rose by 5% year-over-year to $244 million for May 2021. Spending on hardware year-to-date performed even better, jumping by 36% to $1.9 billion so far in 2021.

The Nintendo Switch was once again the top-selling home console in the US during May 2021, outperforming the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S systems (which remain difficult to find in many places).

The Switch was the top-performer both in terms of total units sold and dollars spent for both May 2021 and year-to-date.

Games

Shifting to games, total spending on software for May 2021 rose to $4.06 billion, which was up 3% year-over-year. Year-to-date, spending on games surged by 15% to $21 billion.

Resident Evil Village was the month’s best-seller overall, and it quickly became the second best-selling game of 2021 so far. Capcom is discussing Resident Evil during an E3 showcase today.

MLB The Show 21, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, New Pokemon Snap, and Mortal Kombat 11 rounded out the top five for May 2021.

May 2021 Top-Selling Games All Platforms

  • Resident Evil Village
  • MLB The Show 21^
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • New Pokemon Snap*
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Mario Kart 8*
  • Returnal
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  • Minecraft
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Super Mario 3D World*
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  • It Takes Two
  • Biomutant*
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Monster Hunter: Rise
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  • Pokemon: Sword/Shield*
  • Days Gone

*Digital sales not included

^ Xbox digital sales not included

Accessories

The accessories category was the only segment to drop year-over-year, with total spending falling by 8% to $142 million for May 2021. Year-to-date spending has now reached $1 billion, which is up 17% year-over-year. Steering wheel accessories are doing especially well, rising by more than 45% in terms of revenue year-over-year. The Logitech G920 Driving Force racing wheel is 2021’s best-selling steering wheel so far.

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Call Of Duty Veterans Who Worked On Modern Warfare And Infinite Warfare Leave Infinity Ward

Two prominent Call of Duty developers from Infinity Ward have left the studio to pursue what they are calling a “rare and exciting new opportunity.”

Narrative director Taylor Kurosaki and design director Jacob Minkoff left Infinity Ward earlier this year, though the news is only just becoming public now. “It was an honor to be a part of the studio for the last 7 years and we’re so proud of what we created together with Modern Warfare and Infinite Warfare. We wish the team nothing but the best,” they said in a joint statement.

The statement goes on to explain that Kurosaki and Minkoff are not yet able to announce their next gig, but they remarked that more details should come soon. The joint statement was attributed to both Kurosaki and Minkoff, so they are presumably sticking together for whatever they are working on next.

Before joining Infinity Ward, Minkoff spent years at Naughty Dog where he worked on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, including its acclaimed train level. He was promoted to lead designer for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and The Last of Us.

As for Kurosaki, he also came to Infinity Ward from Naughty Dog. He worked at the Sony studio for more than 10 years as a narrative design lead across a number of projects.

Given their experience, it will be interesting to see where Kurosaki and Minkoff land next. The statement says only that they are leaving Infinity Ward and not Activision overall, though that could be a possibility as well. We’ll report back with more information as it’s announced.

2021’s new Call of Duty game is coming from Sledgehammer Games, the developer of Call of Duty: WWII. The new game, which is due out this holiday, is rumored to be another WWII game that may be called Vanguard. This game is expected to integrate with Call of Duty: Warzone in some capacity that hasn’t been clarified yet.

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Top 20 Best-Selling Games Of April 2021 Revealed, As Switch Outsells Everyone Again (US)

The NPD Group has released its latest monthly sales report, detailing the best-selling games and hardware for April 2021 in the US, as well as providing a snapshot of the overall health of the North American games industry.

Total spending on games in the US–across hardware, content, and accessories–declined 2% to $4.6 billion in April, though spending year-to-date in 2021 jumped by 21% to $19.6 billion.

The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling home console in the US during April 2021, both for units and dollar sales. Total spending on hardware, however, fell 30% to $296 million compared to April 2020. Year-to-date sales for hardware is up 42% to $1.7 billion.

Moving to game sales, Sony’s MLB The Show 21 was the best-selling game of April 2021 and is now the third best-selling game overall in 2021 so far. The game had a particularly strong showing, setting a new record for highest first-month dollar sales in franchise history. That makes sense given the game launched on Xbox this year for the first time ever.

MLB The Show 21 was the top-selling game on PlayStation during April, while it ranked second on Xbox–though digital sales on Xbox are not counted by NPD. MLB The Show 21 launched on Xbox into the Game Pass library, and its strong sales seem to tally with the claim from Microsoft that Game Pass may not materially harm outright game sales.

Another notable new release in April was New Pokemon Snap, which was the top-seller on Switch during April and the third best-selling game overall of the month. Its first-month physical sales were more than double what the original Pokemon Snap achieved in July 1999.

You can see the full list of the 20 best-selling games in the US for April 2021 below.

In terms of accessories, the PS5 DualSense controller was the number one overall best-seller in terms of dollar sales for April 2021 and 2021 overall so far. Total spending on accessories, however, fell 23% year-over-year to $168 million. Year-to-date spending on accessories rose by 22% to $885 million.

The year-over-year declines for hardware, games, and accessories may be attributable to the fact that April 2020 was so strong due to the COVID-19 lockdowns that kept people at home and playing games. The massive results were always going to be difficult to compare against.

Top 20 Best-Selling Games In The US For April 2021 All Platforms

  1. MLB The Show 21^
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. New Pokemon Snap*
  4. Outriders
  5. Nier Replicant
  6. Mortal Kombat 11
  7. Monster Hunter Rise
  8. Returnal
  9. It Takes Two
  10. Mario Kart 8*
  11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  13. Super Mario 3D World*
  14. Minecraft
  15. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  16. Super Mario 3D All Stars*
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  18. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  19. Pokemon Sword/Shield*
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

*Digital sales not included

^ Xbox digital sales not included

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How Activision Is Battling Racism And Toxicity In Call Of Duty

Activision has provided a status report on toxic behavior, hate speech, and harassment in the various Call of Duty games, including Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and CoD: Mobile. In a blog post, Activision said first and foremost that it will not tolerate this kind of behavior in its games, while it also takes a stand against it in society.

“We are focused on making positive steps forward, and together celebrating the best fans in the world,” Activision said. “We know addressing toxicity is not simple and requires sustained effort.”

“We know addressing toxicity is not simple and requires sustained effort.” — Activision

Over the past 12 months, Activision has banned more than 350,000 accounts over racist names or toxic behavior in Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Mobile. These bans came as a result of both player-submitted reports and Activision’s own tools.

Also over the past year, Activision released new in-game filters that automatically detect racist and offensive names, while new technology was also added to the games to get rid of offensive text chat. These filters are now applied across 11 languages, Activision said.

This is just the beginning of what Activision hopes to achieve to clean up the Call of Duty community, the publisher said. Looking forward, Activision said it will increase the capabilities of its player-reporting tools and moderation systems, while the company will also do more with voice chat to combat toxic behavior.

“Our goal is to give players the tools needed to manage their own gameplay experience, combined with an enforcement approach that addresses hate speech, racism, sexism, and harassment,” Activision said.

Here are some of the ways that Activision will take aim at weeding out even more bad actors from the Call of Duty community:

  • More resources to support detection and enforcement
  • Additional monitoring and backend technology
  • Scrubbing databases to bring systems up to current standards
  • Consistent and fair review of enforcement policies
  • Increased communication with the community

“We know we have a long way to go to reach our goals. This is just the start. Addressing this is an ongoing commitment that we will not waiver from. We look forward to making progress on this front and coming together with you to share in the fun and joy of playing together,” Activision said.

In addition to addressing toxic behavior, Activision continues to take a hard line against cheaters. So far, Activision has banned more than 500,000 accounts from Warzone alone for cheating.

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