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E71: Call of Duty set to introduce Godzilla and King Kong to Warzone.
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Call of Duty - Godzilla vs Kong
Good morning gamers! Call of Duty fans had an exciting week as two new crossovers of epic proportions were announced. Despite being released in March of 2020, Warzone is still one of the most popular Battle Royale games on the planet.
Snoop Dogg has been added to Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone as a playable character. Players can purchase the Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle in-game, which also includes three Legendary Weapon Blueprints. Players can also access the Snoop Dogg Operator Soundboard here.
Season 3 of Vanguard and Warzone is called “Classified Arms” and it begins on April 27th. The new season includes prototype weaponry, updates to points of interest across Caldera, three new operators and more. The Gulag has also been changed as it will offer players symmetrical lanes to earn a chance to return to the game for free. Raven Software and the other studios also promised to introduce more quality-of-life updates this new season.
Operation Monarch will feature two titans from the Monsterverse, Godzilla and Kong. The monsters will come with a new game mode for Quads on Caldera based on experiences from the movies. Operation Monarch launches on May 11th at 9 AM PT. The weeks leading up to the event will feature the addition of ancient artifacts and research equipment spread across the map.
Halo Infinite - The 2022 Roadmap
Halo Infinite had a strong start with the surprise early release of its multiplayer mode in November 2021. Fans initially loved the game, and its gameplay structure remains strong but players have grown increasingly impatient with the lack of content and QoL updates. 343 Industries have since acknowledged player feedback and remain committed to delivering more content faster, starting with the 2022 roadmap.
Season 2 is called “Lone Wolves” and it will run for six months starting May 3rd to November 7th. The upcoming season introduces a new 100 tier Battle Pass, two brand-new maps (Catalyst and Breaker), campaign network co-op in late August, the Forge open beta in September and various “multiplayer narrative events” throughout the season's evolving storyline. Additionally, three new game modes will be introduced,
Last Spartan Standing: Halo Infinite’s version of a Battle Royale where 12 spartans spawn on Big Team Battle maps, with a confined loadout and 5 respawns. The objective is to survive where the last Spartan standing wins. For every kill a player gets, they can upgrade to a different weapon.
King of the Hill: Teams battle to control time on a neutral hill in the middle of the map. They earn 1 point per second and when the hill is fully captured, a new hill spawns elsewhere.
Land Grab: A team-based zone capture mode where teams fight to control 3 neutral zones around the map. After a zone is captured, it is locked and the capturing team gets 1 point. Zones rotate every 3 captures and the first team to 11 points wins.
🥇Congratulations to OpTic Gaming for winning the Valorant Champions Tour 2022: Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik.
French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his strong desire to promote gaming culture in France, and wants to establish a link between the 2024 Olympics and major esport events. He specifically wants to host CS:GO Majors, The International and the League of Legends World Championships in France alongside the Olympics.
Norwegian esports organization Heroic has acquired a BLAST Premier member spot from Immortals Gaming Club for an undisclosed amount. This move effectively secures them direct participation to major CS:GO BLAST tournaments. Additionally, Lisbon (Portugal) will host the BLAST Premier Spring Final in mid-June 2022.
Game and Esports Analytics Group Newzoo is projecting that esports will generate $1.38 billion revenue globally in 2022 (30% coming from China). That is a 22% increase from 2021 and sponsorships are estimated to account for 60% of global esports earnings.
FaZe Clan have entered into Smash Bros esports by signing Smash Ultimate wonderkid Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez. Sparg0 has become one of the best Smash Ultimate players in the world, and recently won back-to-back majors.
The New York City Subliners and the Boston Breach are “joining forces” to host the Call of Duty League Major 4, and its corresponding Challengers LAN event in July.
Minecraft is getting a live-action movie from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. Jason Momoa is currently in negotiations to star in the movie.
Sonic Origins the new collection including 4 fully remastered games will be released on June 23rd, players can choose between classic and new visuals.
God of War Ragnarök will still be released in 2022. Bruno Velazquez, Sony’s Santa Monica Animation Director confirmed to a fan on Twitter.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has sold over 3.2 million copies since being released on April 5th, the biggest LEGO game launch ever.
Skate 4 will have an online free skate mode according to Jeff Grubb. Pre-Alpha footage of the game leaked online last week but it was taken down.
It Takes Two, the co-op action adventure game developed by Hazelight Studios is being adapted for film, potentially starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Marvel’s Avengers is adding Jane Foster: The Mighty Thor as a playable character. It’s the first new character since Spider-Man from November 2021.
Skydance New Media and Lucasfilm Games are working on a new Star Wars project. Amy Hennig, the former Uncharted co-creator is leading development.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was originally supposed to be released in September 2022, but will now be released earlier on July 29th.
Ubisoft has officially revealed “Project Q”, a team battle arena game that features a variety of PvP modes. It is supposedly not a traditional Battle Royale.
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