MP1st https://mp1st.com Multiplayer Gaming News, Tactics, Patch Notes, Reviews, and Previews. Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:43:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Here’s a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Main Menu First Look, Combat Training Only Accessible Mode https://mp1st.com/news/hereheres-a-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-main-menu-first-look-combat-training-only-accessible-mode https://mp1st.com/news/hereheres-a-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-main-menu-first-look-combat-training-only-accessible-mode#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 21:00:57 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=116005 Earlier today, we posted that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare early copies are already making their way out before the game’s October 25 release date. Not only that, but some people even managed to bypass the day one update that prevented the game from loading to post the Modern Warfare main menu, and even the […]

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Earlier today, we posted that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare early copies are already making their way out before the game’s October 25 release date. Not only that, but some people even managed to bypass the day one update that prevented the game from loading to post the Modern Warfare main menu, and even the only playable mode available now.

Thanks to reliable TheGamingRevolution who shared the screens (even though he admits they’re not his).

Modern Warfare main menu:

For those who aren’t connected to the internet, it seems you’ll be able to load the Modern Warfare disc without being prompted to download a patch, which means you can go past the title screen. Having said that, the only mode currently available now is the Combat Training mode, which teaches the basics.

Of course, being able to test out weapons in Combat Training is still better than having no access at all.

Given how each year’s Call of Duty game gets leaked, this is definitely not a surprise. Hopefully, no one spoils or leaks the campaign, but I wouldn’t be surprised if someone finds a way to do that too.

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Battlefield 5 Halloween Skins Unearthed via Datamining https://mp1st.com/news/battlefield-5-halloween-skins-unearthed-via-datamining https://mp1st.com/news/battlefield-5-halloween-skins-unearthed-via-datamining#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:03:12 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=116007 With Halloween coming right around the bend, it’s understandable that a lot of online games are capitalizing on the spooktivities with themed content such as events, items and more. It seems Battlefield 5 won’t be any different, as we now have our first look at some of the Battlefield 5 Halloween skins set to be […]

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With Halloween coming right around the bend, it’s understandable that a lot of online games are capitalizing on the spooktivities with themed content such as events, items and more. It seems Battlefield 5 won’t be any different, as we now have our first look at some of the Battlefield 5 Halloween skins set to be released soon.

Unearthed once again by reliable dataminer temporyal, we a Battlefield 5 Halloween UK Soldier Set, and Battlefield 5 Halloween German Soldier Set.

Battlefield 5 Halloween UK Soldier Set:

Battlefield 5 German Soldier Set:

Note that these are based on datamined info, and as such, there’s no guarantee that we’ll see these come out this coming Halloween or at all. Having said that, the chances of these being released are very high, since some of the datamined stuff before did see the light of day.

In other Battlefield 5 news, don’t forget that the Operation Underground is currently underway and it’s ending very, very soon! So jump in while you still can.

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World War Z Horde Mode Shown Off in New Trailer, Season 2 Content Teased https://mp1st.com/news/world-war-z-horde-mode-shown-off-in-new-trailer-season-2-content-teased https://mp1st.com/news/world-war-z-horde-mode-shown-off-in-new-trailer-season-2-content-teased#comments Sun, 20 Oct 2019 18:06:40 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=116002 If you’re a fan of Saber Interactive’s zombie-slaying game World War Z, you might be thinking how perfect the game would be with a horde mode. Well, that’s about to become a reality really soon! Saber released a new trailer highlighting the World War Z Horde mode (called Horde Mode Z), and some of the […]

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If you’re a fan of Saber Interactive’s zombie-slaying game World War Z, you might be thinking how perfect the game would be with a horde mode. Well, that’s about to become a reality really soon! Saber released a new trailer highlighting the World War Z Horde mode (called Horde Mode Z), and some of the stuff coming in Season 2!

World War Z Horde mode, other stuff are planned for Season 2. The trailer mentions new chapters, new maps set in Moscow and New York, new weapons, a new special zombie, new cosmetic items, Prestige Ranks, crossplay support, and private lobbies. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Saber says in the trailer that these new stuff will be coming to players for free!

For more info regarding Prestige ranks and rewards, head on over here.

We’re expecting Season 2 to drop once we’re near the end of October, Once we know the release date, and the patch is out, we’ll let our readers know.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Early Copies Already Out Into the Wild, Patch Required to Get Past Main Title Screen https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-early-copies-already-out-into-the-wild-patch-required-to-get-past-main-title-screen https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-early-copies-already-out-into-the-wild-patch-required-to-get-past-main-title-screen#comments Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:59:17 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115998 With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare set to be released next week, and the title being one of the year’s biggest games, the inevitable happened, which means Modern Warfare early copies are already in the hands of lucky people. Over on Twitter, Call of Duty leaker TheGamingRevolution mentioned that Modern Warfare early copies are already […]

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With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare set to be released next week, and the title being one of the year’s biggest games, the inevitable happened, which means Modern Warfare early copies are already in the hands of lucky people.

Over on Twitter, Call of Duty leaker TheGamingRevolution mentioned that Modern Warfare early copies are already circulating, with two images of the game complete with its packaging.

However, it seems that even if you’re one of the people who managed to get early copies of Modern Warfare, it’s not really going to do anything other than be a coaster since there’s a required patch to get past the main title screen! This was revealed by Reddit user Momskirbyok who snapped a screenshot of it.

This patch might be a bummer for some who were hoping that even if multiplayer can’t be played, the campaign can be experienced. However, given how almost every game these days require a day one update, this is definitely not that surprising to hear.

Stay tuned for the latest Modern Warfare news here on MP1st.

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Rumor: 10 Different Projects Being Made at Activision, New Third-Party IP Being Developed to Replace Gap Left by Destiny https://mp1st.com/news/10-activision-new-games-being-worked-on-new-third-party-ip-being-made-to-replace-gap-by-destiny https://mp1st.com/news/10-activision-new-games-being-worked-on-new-third-party-ip-being-made-to-replace-gap-by-destiny#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 22:50:04 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115972 While Activision has primarily been known as the company that publishes Call of Duty and owns Blizzard, it seems the publisher might be stretching its legs a bit. Not to say that Call of Duty is going anywhere, but a new rumor has surfaced stating that 10 new Activision games are being developed, and one […]

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While Activision has primarily been known as the company that publishes Call of Duty and owns Blizzard, it seems the publisher might be stretching its legs a bit. Not to say that Call of Duty is going anywhere, but a new rumor has surfaced stating that 10 new Activision games are being developed, and one of them is even based on a third-party IP (intellectual property)!

This was revealed by reliable leaker TheGamingRevolution, who announced that even Call of Duty studios (though unnamed) are working on non-COD titles, and all studios combined, there are 10 different projects being developed by Activision with one based on an unknown third-party IP being developed to replace the gap left by Destiny once Bungie parted ways with Activision.

This is a direct quote coming from one of my sources: “Out of respect for the hard work from Activision and my friends at other studios, I will keep the names of the projects secret. But… ALL of the the studios combined are working on 10 different projects.

These projects are NOT ONLY Call of Duty, BUT since you have a cod fan base, 3 of these titles will be Call of Duty projects. This is excluding Modern Warfare. The other 7 are non cod related. I hope this excites fans for the future of what’s to come.

The Call of Duty developers are branching out beyond Call of Duty. It has been an honor getting rid of loot boxes. Have a good day my friend (:”

*sorry, I was just corrected since we were all misinterpreting this Apparently, 10 different Activision projects have begun across their studios, not just the COD studios. 3 are Call of Duty, one is a new third party IP to replace the gap that Destiny once filled.

Again, same as with other of his leaks, this is not confirmed by Activision and should be treated as a rumor. That said, TheGamingRevolution has managed to be spot-on with his leaks (including how the Prestige system is being scrapped in Modern Warfare in favor of something new), which means we believe he does know someone on the inside feeding him info.

Are you glad that some of the Call of Duty studios are working on non-COD projects? What third-party IP are you hoping the publisher is working on? Let us know int he comments.

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Rumor: PS5 Dev Kit Leaked Image Surfaces https://mp1st.com/news/rumor-ps5-dev-kit-leaked-image-surfaces https://mp1st.com/news/rumor-ps5-dev-kit-leaked-image-surfaces#comments Sat, 19 Oct 2019 21:38:29 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115971 Last August, we reported on a filing made by Sony with detailed sketched of the PS5 dev kit (development kit). While many believed that they might have been faked, this was later confirmed to be authentic by a developer who stated their studio had these kits. Now it seems that the first photo of the […]

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Last August, we reported on a filing made by Sony with detailed sketched of the PS5 dev kit (development kit). While many believed that they might have been faked, this was later confirmed to be authentic by a developer who stated their studio had these kits. Now it seems that the first photo of the devkit may have surfaced.

In an image uploaded by PlayStation VR News, we get our first real look at the PS5 dev kit, which is identical to the earlier filings by Sony.


Now, do keep in mind if this is real, it is a dev kit and not a representation of the final system. that consumers will get to buy at retail. Often these dev kits are thrown together in large bulky shells as they aren’t intended for commercial sale. As with all leaks, take this with a grain of salt, as it could easily be faked.

The PlayStation 5 is set to release next Holiday 2020. Aside from that, a bunch of info has surfaced like its disc storage capacity and more.

We will be sure to keep you all posted till then on any new developments, though we don’t expect to see anything official until next year. For now, enjoy what little leaks we can get, and more are sure to come.

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World War Z Upcoming Content Called “Kill It With Fire,” Includes Prestige Ranks, New Maps and More https://mp1st.com/news/world-war-z-upcoming-content-called-kill-it-with-fire-includes-prestige-ranks-new-maps-and-more https://mp1st.com/news/world-war-z-upcoming-content-called-kill-it-with-fire-includes-prestige-ranks-new-maps-and-more#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 21:04:02 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115963 Those playing Saber Interactive’s World War Z, there’s a bunch of new stuff headed your way soon. Sbaer announced a slew of World War Z upcoming content and it includes a new weapon, new maps, Prestige Ranks, and more. Called the “Kill It With Fire” update, it’s set to arrive end of October, and will […]

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Those playing Saber Interactive’s World War Z, there’s a bunch of new stuff headed your way soon. Sbaer announced a slew of World War Z upcoming content and it includes a new weapon, new maps, Prestige Ranks, and more.

Called the “Kill It With Fire” update, it’s set to arrive end of October, and will bring in two brand new maps in New York and Moscow. Not only that, but the level 30 cap will soon be gone, and players can unlock the option to Prestige your class for a sum of Supply Points. Doing this will upgrade your class to Prestige Rank 1.

What happens when you Prestige? You’ll retain all your existing class perks, but you’ll also unlock the ability to gain prestige rewards for that class. Once players have unlocked this, the overall profile level can go all the way to level 999! Prestige levels will also grant three kinds of rewards and they are: portrait frames, special weapons, and perks.

Here’s how portrait frames look like:

There will also be Prestige weapon variants that are unlocked at Prestige Rank 2 on each class individually. Every weapon will have a special perk such as the Assault Shotgun, unlocked on the Exterminator class, and this perk will knock zombies back when you reload. Once unlocked the weapon will be available to all classes.

As for Prestige perks, they are unlocked from rank 1-4, and will provide four unique new perks for every class. One example is the Slasher’s perks gaining a 15 percent range increase for the taser.

While the Prestige rewards end at rank 5, players can keep leveling up, and your overall rank will be displayed to anyone you play with, so they’ll know that they’re playing with a badass veteran.

Kill It With Fire is scheduled to arrive sometime “end of October,” and once we know the actual release date, we’ll make sure to let our readers know.

Source: Focus Home

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Spec Ops Survival Mode Trailer Shows Us What’s Exclusive to PS4 https://mp1st.com/videos/call-duty-modern-warfare-spec-ops-survival-mode-trailer-shows-us-whats-exclusive-ps4 https://mp1st.com/videos/call-duty-modern-warfare-spec-ops-survival-mode-trailer-shows-us-whats-exclusive-ps4#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:01:42 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115961 In case you didn’t know, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare might have done away with exclusive, timed map packs and post-launch content with the PS4, but it’s getting a part of Spec Ops mod exclusive to the platform for a year.  Today, PlayStation released a look at the Modern Warfare Spec Ops Survival mode trailer […]

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In case you didn’t know, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare might have done away with exclusive, timed map packs and post-launch content with the PS4, but it’s getting a part of Spec Ops mod exclusive to the platform for a year.  Today, PlayStation released a look at the Modern Warfare Spec Ops Survival mode trailer that shows us exactly what other players (read: Xbox One, PC) will be missing for 12 months.

The final date of the Spec Ops Survival mode exclusivity is on October 1, 2020, which is roughly a month or so before we get that year’s Call of Duty game.

While locking other players from content just because they’re playing on another platform isn’t ideal, at least this is just one branch of Spec Ops, and not multiplayer content, right? Hopefully, by the time next-gen rolls around, we’ll be done with this exclusivity stuff.

Modern Warfare shoots out October 25 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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How to Earn Revenue on CS: GO? https://mp1st.com/news/earn-revenue-cs-go https://mp1st.com/news/earn-revenue-cs-go#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:00:19 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115981 Do you like to play CS: GO? There is an opportunity to earn on your favorite game. You don’t have to become professionals and participate in international tournaments, devote all your time to training and active games. Better to bet cs go or play CS: GO in casino-like roulette and earn big money.  As in […]

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Do you like to play CS: GO? There is an opportunity to earn on your favorite game. You don’t have to become professionals and participate in international tournaments, devote all your time to training and active games. Better to bet cs go or play CS: GO in casino-like roulette and earn big money. 

As in previous games in the Counter-Strike series, the gameplay in Global Offensive is built around certain missions on the map. At the beginning of the match, each player chooses a side – special forces or terrorists, then tries to complete a mission or kill all the players of the opposite team.

The game takes place in several rounds, each of them ends if all the players on one of the sides die, or when one of the teams completes mission. In most game modes, after his death, the player must wait until the end of the round before respawning.

Surely you watched online broadcasts or recordings from tournaments, local and international championships, games of the most powerful e-sportsmen. If you know everything about Counter Strike, it will be easy for you to say which player is your favorite and which team may win. Test your analytical skills, place bets and earn easy money in an hour, you do not need to play online casino slot games or something which depends mostly on luck, but not skill or knowledge.

Betting on CS GO

Making a money bet on CS: GO is very simple. First of all, you need to register an account on the website of the any bookmaker which supports such bet types. The second step is to replenish the balance and wait for the next tournament, the usual game between e-sportsmen. Bet in advance and wait for the result. You can watch the online broadcast or just find out the result of the game.

The first bet is the beginning of your gambling career. Experienced bookmakers make bets all the time, very often win and earn for a living. Just imagine, you can watch games, participate in games and even manage to make money. It remains only to choose the best suitable game with cash bets.

In addition to CS: GO, you can also bet on LOL, WOW, FIFA, PUBG and other popular games. Be sure to participate in the gameplay as well to gain the best possible emotions from your game. Becoming an active participant in the game, you will understand which of the players is the strongest, whose strategy and tactics work, and who will be the winner in the next competition.

You will definitely like the new way to earn money. You will want to make more bets, get even more prizes. Raise bets to win big cash prizes. Get more bonuses and gifts for your activity. We preliminary recommend that you familiarize yourself with the rules of participation in bets, the conditions for withdrawing money to a card, and various other issues before making a bet.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Release Delayed to Q1 2020, Atomic Shop Changes Incoming https://mp1st.com/news/fallout-76-wastelanders-release-delayed-to-q1-2020-atomic-shop-changes-incoming https://mp1st.com/news/fallout-76-wastelanders-release-delayed-to-q1-2020-atomic-shop-changes-incoming#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:23:38 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115946 If you’re looking forward to Fallout 76’s upcoming free expansion Wastelanders, you’ll be waiting a lot more. Bethesda has sent out the Fallout 76 Wastelanders release delayed announcement via a press release, along with a few key details regarding the Atomic Shop and more. WASTELANDERS We’ve been hard at work on Fallout 76 this year, […]

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If you’re looking forward to Fallout 76’s upcoming free expansion Wastelanders, you’ll be waiting a lot more. Bethesda has sent out the Fallout 76 Wastelanders release delayed announcement via a press release, along with a few key details regarding the Atomic Shop and more.

WASTELANDERS

We’ve been hard at work on Fallout 76 this year, including our biggest free update yet, Wastelanders. We’re excited about how Wastelanders is coming together but it’s going to need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be, so we are delaying its release to Q1 next year. We’ve continued to re-evaluate and change our processes to make sure the work we

Bethesda has also shared details regarding Private Worlds (private servers), and how the Atomic Shop is changing big time.

PRIVATE WORLDS COMING SOON

We’re happy to announce our work on the service for private servers is complete and will be launching next week! The ability to play in your own private world with your friends has been the number one community-requested feature, and we’re thrilled it’s finally coming. Our goal for players who purchase this service is to offer something for everyone, not just those who want a private server. Additionally, in the future you’ll be able to mod your worlds. Stay tuned for more information on the service in the coming days. 

CHALLENGES, ATOMS, THE ATOMIC SHOP, AND YOU

We love that there are so many types of players within Fallout 76, and one of our primary goals is to reward everyone, no matter how you play. This includes our approach to earning Atoms through Challenges and the types of items to unlock with them in the Atomic Shop.

Our approach to these items at launch was to keep them purely cosmetic. But after looking at all the data, it became clear that to consistently deliver content that keeps Fallout 76 fresh and exciting for all, we needed to rethink our approach to the Atomic Shop.

While we had many ideas on what to add to the Atomic Shop, one of the ways was the direct result of the community’s feedback. We heard from many of you who wanted items with some real utility. Starting in April, we began adding items such as Repair Kits, Scrap Kits, the Collectron Station, and a working Refrigerator. These have since become the most popular category in the Atomic Shop. We’re also still working on all the previously announced itemsand new cosmetic categories.

We want to create an Atomic Shop experience where players feel good about spending their hard-earned Atoms.To make the system more fun and engaging for all players, we plan on reworking parts of the Challenge and reward system next year to be clearer, more fun, and more impactful for all types of players.

Of course, players can also buy Atoms, and we’re careful with everything we add to not upset the game’s balance. Our main objective is to avoid a situation where players can spend money to gain a competitive advantage or make the game worse for other players. Even more so, we want systems that allow players who do choose to buy Atoms to make the game better for others, not just themselves. With these principles in mind, we make careful decisions about the items we offer to keep it fair for everyone.

Now if you think Bethesda’s done for the year, the studio mentions they have a “few more updates” planned for 2019, including fixes to the existing game, and quality of life improvements.

Check out more of what’s coming in 2020 for Fallout 76 right here.

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Call of Duty Mobile Update Introduces Halloween Event https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-mobile-update-introduces-halloween-event https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-mobile-update-introduces-halloween-event#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:04:09 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115943 Those playing (or addicted) to Call of Duty Mobile, a new Call of Duty Mobile update is out, and it adds Halloween festivities to the game. Starting today, and for a limited time, TiMi Studios is introducing a Halloween-themed version of a fan favorite Black Ops 2 map (Standoff). Here’s the Call of Duty Mobile […]

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Those playing (or addicted) to Call of Duty Mobile, a new Call of Duty Mobile update is out, and it adds Halloween festivities to the game. Starting today, and for a limited time, TiMi Studios is introducing a Halloween-themed version of a fan favorite Black Ops 2 map (Standoff).

Here’s the Call of Duty Mobile Halloween event schedule:

  • 10/18 ~ Halloween event begins

  • 10/18 ~ Sniper Only Mode + Sniper Only Challenge

  • 10/21 ~ Sparrow Operator Skill Event

This Halloween event thing will be playable in Team Deathmatch (TDM), Search & Destroy (S&D), and Domination.

While we’ll be getting official patch notes soon, the studio also laid down some of the big feedback items the studio is looking at.

Feedback

Last week we addressed a few points of feedback and we’ve continued to receive excellent feedback across the community. Thank you everyone who takes the time to share that with us!

With this new event coming, please keep that feedback coming and let us know what you think of it and what kind of events you would like to see in the future. We would love the hear all of it, even if you don’t like it. It will all go towards crafting more fantastic events in the future. But for now, let’s go over a few recently popular topics.

Cheater Reports

  • This continues to be something frequently discussed in the community and we just want to thank everyone who has sent in videos and reported players in-game. These player reports are something the that team cares a great deal about. We’ll keep doing our best to keep cheaters out of your matches and to make sure those who don’t intend to play fair are caught.

Limited Time Modes

  • We’ve seen plenty of you saying you love FFA and Gun Game and that you would like them to be permanent. It is truly wonderful that you all are taking the time to not only try those modes but that you enjoy them so much that you want them to stick around. All we can say for now is please just keep leaving feedback on them. It matters.

Master Ranks & Progression

  • The team is really impressed by the most dedicated players that have already hit the highest possible rank. So what’s next for you? Don’t worry, there is plenty more coming and we aim to continue to find ways to reward your rise to the top. More on that in future updates.

Are you playing COD Mobile? What do you make of it so far? Do you want to see more coverage of it on MP1st?

Source: Reddit

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Progression System Details Revealed, Prestige Replaced by Officer Ranks https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-progression-system-details-revealed-prestige-replaced-by-officer-ranks https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-progression-system-details-revealed-prestige-replaced-by-officer-ranks#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:10:20 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115929 Remember when a rumor surfaced on how the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare progression system was abandoning the franchise’s Prestige system in favor of seasonal ranks? Yep, that bit of rumor isn’t a rumor anymore, as it’s now confirmed! In a new blog post, Activision has outlined the Modern Warfare progression system, and the Prestige […]

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Remember when a rumor surfaced on how the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare progression system was abandoning the franchise’s Prestige system in favor of seasonal ranks? Yep, that bit of rumor isn’t a rumor anymore, as it’s now confirmed!

In a new blog post, Activision has outlined the Modern Warfare progression system, and the Prestige ranks have been replaced by Officer Ranks that will be reset for each season. Players will be able to rank up normally, and this will show as their “Enlistment Rank” that runs from level 1-55, which is like your standard Call of Duty. However, once you reach that, you won’t need to reset your progress, but rather, you’ll start earning “Officer Ranks.”

The tl;dr version can be seen below, with the more detailed overview mentioned in each section:

Ready for Enlistment? Here’s a Recap

To reiterate how progression works in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you will:

·      Rank up through the Enlisted Ranks (1-55) to unlock base weapons, perks, equipment, Killstreaks, and Field Upgrades.

TO UNLOCK MORE FOR YOUR BASE WEAPONS…

·      Rank up your weapons individually though the weapon progression system. Gain experience for each weapon to earn attachments and base camouflage patterns, and complete camo challenges to complete camo sets.

THEN, AT THE START OF EACH SEASON OF CONTENT…

·      Begin your Season of Officer Ranks, where you will receive an Officer Challenge at each rank leading up to 5-Star General (Rank 100). Completing each challenge rewards a ribbon. Earning 10 ribbons awards an Emblem, and all 100 ribbons gives you an even more badass Emblem.

AT THE END OF A SEASON…

·      Officer Rank is reset, Enlisted Rank is not.

FURTHERMORE…

·      Player XP can be earned through playing the game, completing Daily Challenges, Officer Challenges, Camo Challenges, and Challenge Missions; multi-step objectives that offer even more rewards upon completion.

·      There is scheduled to be a number of seasons packed with tons of free content, where you will also progress through Officer Ranks.

Here are how Officer Ranks work, as well as Ribbons, Seasonal rewards and more.

The Officer Ranks: Seasonal Rewards and Badges of Honor

In this new Progression system, a player’s Enlisted Ranks of 1-55 are never reset and they will never have their functional items re-locked. Instead, players now progress into the new Officer Rank system:

Rather than having to reset your Enlisted Rank, Modern Warfare will introduce Officer Ranks, a seasonal ranking system complete with rewards and 100 ranks to progress through. When you reach Officer Rank 1, you receive a cosmetic Weapon Blueprint for your promotion.

Ranking up through the Officer Ranks requires the same gameplay completion practices as you previously utilized in the Enlisted Ranks: by earning XP.

Each time you level up within the Officer Ranks, you will unlock a special Officer Challenge. Similar to Daily Challenges, these objectives will reward plenty of XP upon completion, but also give you a special Seasonal Ribbon.

Earning 10 ribbons gives you a special Season Emblem, with each additional 10 ribbons evolving that emblem. Collecting all 100 Ribbons unlocks an animated Emblem, which serves as proof of getting the ultimate achievement for that season. Reach the maximum Officer rank, and expect to receive another cosmetic Weapon Blueprint.

The initial set of Officer Ranks will be available at launch: Once you complete all 55 Enlisted Ranks, you will arrive at Officer Rank 1.

According to Activision, any Officer Rank, Challenge Ribbon or Seasonal Emblem are permanently recorded in the game. However, whenever a new Season starts, your Officer Rank is reset so everyone will start the new Season on the same playing field.

Outside of regular challenges, the game will also include Challenge Missions.

Challenge Missions: Another Way to Rank Up & Earn Cool Rewards

Outside of normal gameplay, Daily Challenges, and seasonal Officer Challenges, another huge opportunity to earn XP for Enlisted Ranks, Officer Ranks, and Player Level is through Challenge Missions contained within the Barracks part of the Multiplayer Menu.

Challenge Missions within the Barracks are multi-step objectives that can be completed for XP bonuses and special rewards. These Challenge Missions must be activated within the Barracks Menu in order to complete them, and once activated, you will be notified when you complete each objective and when you complete the entire Challenge Mission.

At launch, there will be a variety of Challenge Missions available, with more to be released within forthcoming Seasons.

Challenge Missions may require you to play specific game modes or use a particular weapon class in order to complete them, so prepare for a variety of content to test all facets of your gaming prowess!

As expected from the rumor, weapons can be leveled up in Modern Warfare, and doing this will unlock attachments, weapon perks, camos and more. Weapon levels are entirely separate from player levels and ranks, and you will be able to level up weapons independently.

Each weapon level comes with something, be it a gun attachment, perk or a camo for that weapon. As for gun camos, after earning the base camo, a set of camo challenges is unlocked, which will let you earn those rare skins. No mention of whether we’ll see gold or diamond camos come back, but it does mention that there are over 100 earnable camo patterns and how there are “a few extra camoos for completionists” which seem to indicate that we’ll see gold camos and such again.

Regarding post-launch content, Modern Warfare will have seasons, and each season will have its own Officer Rank progression track. Activision says that each season will bring in a mix of new maps, modes, missions, events and more.

Will the community welcome this or will they want Prestiges back? What’s your take? Let us know down in the comments.

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Destiny 2 Xur Location Today and Items October 18, 2019 https://mp1st.com/news/destiny-2-xur-location-today-and-items-october-18-2019 https://mp1st.com/news/destiny-2-xur-location-today-and-items-october-18-2019#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:33:12 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115926 It might be a little late, but for Destiny 2 players, MP1st is back once again with another Destiny 2 Xur location today and items post. Xûr, Agent of the Nine Description: A peddler of strange curios, Xûr’s motives are not his own. He bows to his distant masters, the Nine. Location: The Barge, Watchers […]

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It might be a little late, but for Destiny 2 players, MP1st is back once again with another Destiny 2 Xur location today and items post.

Xûr, Agent of the Nine

Description:

A peddler of strange curios, Xûr’s motives are not his own. He bows to his distant masters, the Nine.

Location:

The Barge, Watchers Grave, Nessus


Exotic Gear:

Name Type Armor Perk Perk 1 Perk 2 Cost
Telesto Energy Fusion Rifle 29 Legendary Shards
Dunemarchers Titan Leg Armor 23 Legendary Shards
Transversive Steps Warlock Leg Armor 23 Legendary Shards
Shards of Galanor Hunter Gauntlets 23 Legendary Shards

Consumables:

Name Type Cost
Five of Swords Challenge Card

Invitations:

Name Type Cost
The High Priestess Invitation of the Nine 9 Legendary Shards

Make sure to check out the Destiny 2 Weekly Reset as well. There’s also a patch that got deployed this week, too.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Preload Info Revealed, New PC Trailer Released https://mp1st.com/videos/call-duty-modern-warfare-preload-info-revealed-new-pc-trailer-released https://mp1st.com/videos/call-duty-modern-warfare-preload-info-revealed-new-pc-trailer-released#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:50:53 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115922 Those wondering when you can initiate the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare preload, the answer is, it depends which platform you’re on, and where you are in the world. Today, Activision revealed the Modern Warfare preload info for all three platforms, as well as a new PC trailer. Modern Warfare PS4 Preload: Preloading is now […]

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Those wondering when you can initiate the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare preload, the answer is, it depends which platform you’re on, and where you are in the world. Today, Activision revealed the Modern Warfare preload info for all three platforms, as well as a new PC trailer.

Modern Warfare PS4 Preload:

Preloading is now available in America and Europe.

In Japan and Asia, preloading becomes available on Saturday, October 19 at 8AM PDT (12AM local time on Sunday, October 20).

Modern Warfare Xbox One Preload:

Preloading is now available in all regions.

For those who digitally pre-ordered Modern Warfare on console, you can opt to preload the game prior to its official release so you can jump right in on October 25th when Modern Warfare goes live.

If you have automatic downloads enabled and the game pre-ordered, then it’s very likely the preloading process will automatically complete on your console. Otherwise, head to your in-game store, search for Modern Warfare, and follow the prompts to get started on preloading.

Modern Warfare PC Preload:

The pre-load of Modern Warfare on PC begins on Battle.net this Tuesday, October 22 at 10 PDT for anyone who has pre-purchased.

The official, global PC launch time for Modern Warfare is 6PM PDT on Thursday, October 24. Be sure to check the map (above) to see what time that is in your region: This is the time the PC version of the game becomes accessible to play.

There’s also a new trailer captured entirely on PC!

Lastly, a few PC features has been listed as well, which you can read about below.

  • 4K and Uncapped Frame Rate: You’re able watch and play at 4K resolution, without a frame-rate capping, allowing you flexibility when adjusting your settings.
  • Expansive Customization Options for PC: Developer Beenox has been working closely in conjunction with Infinity Ward to ensure the PC version of Modern Warfare sets a new high water-mark for customization, featuring more customization options than we’ve ever had in a Call of Duty® game.
  • 64-Player Ground War Matches: Modern Warfare features a variety of gameplay modes, from close-quarter 2v2 Gunfight matches to large-scale 32v32 Ground War battles, as well as fan-favorite 6v6 and 10v10 modes of play. These are available on all platforms.
  • Squad up with Crossplay: Crossplay (the ability to fight with or against players on console and PC) is available at launch.
  • Ultrawide and Multi-Monitor Support: How wide do you want your aspect ratio to be? How many monitors do you want to play Modern Warfare on? It’s up to you!

In other Modern Warfare news, Infinity Ward confirmed yesterday that the game will feature a Battle Pass, but not loot boxes. For those planning on buying the game on multiple platforms, your pre-order bonuses will carryover according to Activision.

Source: Activision Blog (1,2)

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Mortal Kombat 11 Fujin Leaked https://mp1st.com/news/mortal-kombat-11-fujin-leaked https://mp1st.com/news/mortal-kombat-11-fujin-leaked#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:09:46 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115908 A new Mortal Kombat 11 leak has surfaced, this time revolving around what appears to be some future announcers audio packs, pointing to Fujin being a DLC character. For those who have been following the leaks and datamines, you are probably not surprised to see this leak as the character was apart of the original […]

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A new Mortal Kombat 11 leak has surfaced, this time revolving around what appears to be some future announcers audio packs, pointing to Fujin being a DLC character.

For those who have been following the leaks and datamines, you are probably not surprised to see this leak as the character was apart of the original datamine back when the game released. And despite not being apart of the first Kombat Pass, many have speculated that Fujin would be in Kombat Pass 2, along with the other leaked (Ash & Sheeva) characters. Well, there may be some truth to that if this latest leak is to go by anything.

We aren’t sure who found the leak, but YouTuber HaiTian recently uploaded (removed by Warner Bros) an audio file containing various lines from in-game announcers. You can have a listen down below thanks to a Twitter user who happened to back up the audio.

We most likely won’t be seeing much on the character for a while as the current Kombat pass won’t conclude until March of next year. Following the release of Spawn, we expect a Kombat Pass 2 reveal, which will most likely contain Fujin, Sheeva, and Ash from the Evil Dead series.

For now, we can look forward to the next character, Sindel, which will be arriving next month followed by The Joker. We will be sure to keep you all posted on any additional news related to the rest of the DLC characters.

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Marvel’s Avengers Protagonist Confirmed to Be Ms. Marvel, Will Receive Enhancements on PS5 Confirmed https://mp1st.com/news/marvels-avengers-game-protagonist-confirmed-to-be-ms-marvel-will-receive-enhancements-on-ps5-confirmed https://mp1st.com/news/marvels-avengers-game-protagonist-confirmed-to-be-ms-marvel-will-receive-enhancements-on-ps5-confirmed#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:26:29 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115902 Just a few weeks ago, Crystal Dynamics revealed and gave us our first look at Kamala Khan, or more popularly known as Ms. Marvel. It seems Ms. Marvel isn’t just a sidekick or an extra character that you’ll be able to control, as she’ll be the main Marvel’s Avengers game protagonist! This was revealed by […]

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Just a few weeks ago, Crystal Dynamics revealed and gave us our first look at Kamala Khan, or more popularly known as Ms. Marvel. It seems Ms. Marvel isn’t just a sidekick or an extra character that you’ll be able to control, as she’ll be the main Marvel’s Avengers game protagonist!

This was revealed by Crystal Dynamics over at EGX (Eurogamer Expo) in a video interview with HipHop Gamer. Here’s what Crystal Dynamics’ Hanah Macleod had to say about it:

“She’s (Ms. Marvel) basically going to be the protagonist from the start. From a narrative side, it’s so great to have a character that’s already a big fan of these heroes, since that means all the players will be a fan; they’re all going to find themselves connected to the character because the whole reason they’re picking up these games is because they love these heroes.”

Video game insider Nibel has the gist of the rest of the nine-minute chat summarized:

There’s not going to be any playable villains, team moves are confirmed, which is good. Unfortunately, we don’t get any new gameplay to accompany this new info, but we’ll take what we can get.

In other Marvel’s Avengers news, Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that going through the main story of the game will take someone 10-12 hours to complete, though that’s not counting side missions and multiplayer. Check out this leaked screen too which confirms that the Inhumans will somehow be part of the game.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Pre-Order Bonuses Work Across All Platforms, Spec Ops Survival Separate Download on PS4 https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-pre-order-bonuses-works-across-all-platforms-spec-ops-survival-separate-download-on-ps4 https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-pre-order-bonuses-works-across-all-platforms-spec-ops-survival-separate-download-on-ps4#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:35:05 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115893 In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare news, the game will be the the first game in the franchise to not only offer crossplay, but it”ll offer cross-progression, too! Now, if you’re wondering how the Modern Warfare pre-order bonuses will work, say you bought the game on PS4, and […]

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In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare news, the game will be the the first game in the franchise to not only offer crossplay, but it”ll offer cross-progression, too! Now, if you’re wondering how the Modern Warfare pre-order bonuses will work, say you bought the game on PS4, and wondering whether your pre-order bonuses will carryover to PC and such, wonder no more! Activision has confirmed it will.

Over on the Reddit. user lupiloopdiloop posted a chat he had with Activision support, which confirmed that Modern Warfare bonuses will crossover as long as you got it for one platform.

In other Modern Warfare news today, in case you didn’t know, Modern Warfare’s Spec Ops mode will have a Survival portion that will be exclusive to the PS4 for one year, which isn’t ideal for most. For those getting the game on PS4, this exclusive part of Spec Ops will need to be a separate download! Here’s an image confirming it via Pourkinator:

Mind, it does make sense since it is exclusive to the PS4.

In case you didn’t see it, don’t forget to check out Infinity Ward’s confirmation that we won’t see loot boxes, but rather, the game will employ a Battle Pass, which you can read about in detail here.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Battle Pass Announced, No Loot Boxes https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-battle-pass-announced-no-loot-boxes https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-battle-pass-announced-no-loot-boxes#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:33:25 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115895 Possibly the biggest question mark regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is whether it will feature Supply Drops (loot boxes), and how it’ll work. Well, good news! Today, Activision announced the Modern Warfare Battle Pass, and confirmed that there’s not a loot box system for the game. In post on Activision’s blog, Infinity Ward explains […]

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Possibly the biggest question mark regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is whether it will feature Supply Drops (loot boxes), and how it’ll work. Well, good news! Today, Activision announced the Modern Warfare Battle Pass, and confirmed that there’s not a loot box system for the game.

In post on Activision’s blog, Infinity Ward explains that the Modern Warfare Battle Pass won’t include any gameplay-affecting items, how there’s going to be two streams for it (premium and free), and it won’t be available at launch. Here’s the quick and official rundown:

·      We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.

·      All functional content that has an impact on game balance, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked simply by playing the game.

·      The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying.  Battle Passes will launch timed to new, post-launch live seasons, so you can unlock cool new Modern Warfare-themed content that matches each season.

·      With the new Battle Pass system, players will be able to earn COD Points by playing the game. 

·      There will be both a Free Stream and a Premium Stream of content in the Battle Pass System in Modern Warfare. New base weapons will be earned through gameplay, simply by playing Modern Warfare. Functional attachments for base weapons can be unlocked through gameplay as well just like in the game’s Beta.

·      The Battle Pass and the In-Game Store will feature a variety of cosmetic content that does not impact game balance.

Infinity Ward also explains why the Modern Warfare Battle Pass won’t be available at launch.

The Battle Pass System for Modern Warfare will not launch when the game releases on October 25th. Here’s why: First and foremost, we are all focused on making the Day One experience awesome. Second, it’s important to us that everyone who is playing Modern Warfare has the chance to work their way through the new game and unlock all the rewards that are waiting for you. We expect to launch this system for Modern Warfare later this year.

Note that the announcement doesn’t really say there won’t be Supply Drops or loot boxes for the game’s entire lifecycle, so Activision could technically introduce it at some point down the line, and technically would not be lying. Don’t forget, Supply Drops made an appearance during the Modern Warfare beta, which was less than two months ago.

Do you believe that we won’t see Supply Drops at all in Modern Warfare, or will Activision introduce it down the line after a few months have passed?

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Xbox One File Size Revealed via Xbox Store, and It’s Big https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-xbox-one-file-size-revealed-via-xbox-store-and-its-big https://mp1st.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-xbox-one-file-size-revealed-via-xbox-store-and-its-big#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:41:24 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115890 Following yesterday’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 file size info where it was also mentioned how the Xbox One file seemed a lot smaller, it seems that’s in error. Today, the official Microsoft Store has listed the Modern Warfare Xbox One file size and it’s at 137GB. Note that consoles usually list down double […]

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Following yesterday’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 file size info where it was also mentioned how the Xbox One file seemed a lot smaller, it seems that’s in error. Today, the official Microsoft Store has listed the Modern Warfare Xbox One file size and it’s at 137GB.

Note that consoles usually list down double the actual file size a game needs due to patches and such, which is most likely the case here. However, if this is really the Modern Warfare Xbox One file size, then, it’s even bigger than Red Dead Redemption 2!

In case you’re curious, the official Battle.net client lists the PC version of Modern Warfare as requiring 175GB. We’ve reached out to Activision regarding this and will update the story if we hear anything back.

Just to be safe though, best to clear up some HDD space on your Xbox One now.

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Evolution of Counter-Strike (from Half-Life Mod to Global Offensive) https://mp1st.com/news/evolution-counter-strike-half-life-mod-global-offensive https://mp1st.com/news/evolution-counter-strike-half-life-mod-global-offensive#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:31:24 +0000 https://mp1st.com/?p=115906 The world of gaming is vast, with many dimensions of various titles. Some of them are small and disappear quickly. Some are big and still they slowly move away to shadows of forgotten. And some games are so huge that it seems like everyone in the gaming community knows them – they remain for many […]

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The world of gaming is vast, with many dimensions of various titles. Some of them are small and disappear quickly. Some are big and still they slowly move away to shadows of forgotten. And some games are so huge that it seems like everyone in the gaming community knows them – they remain for many generations of players, maybe even forever and ever.

Counter-Strike is one of such gigantic games. It defines the very genre of First-Person Shooters, and in fact, it has started the tradition of team-based battles.

Now, this legendary game is known with the name Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It’s a polished and significantly improved version of the (ancient) title. So, how the original Counter-Strike made this way from a small mod to the biggest esports discipline on the planet?

Counter-Strike – Half-Life mod (1999)

Once upon a time, two guys decided to make a modification for the popular shooter game Half-Life. That mod threw away the story and heroes, taking only basics from the original product. Minh Le and Jess A. Cliffe came up with the idea of multiplayer matches on a closed virtual territory. One team is of terrorists and another is of counter-terrorists, and they fight each other.

First, this mod wasn’t very popular. The authors say many people refused to be testers of an unknown small thing. Then, the mod was released for everyone in the community – and it became a real bomb.

Strictly speaking, it was a beta version of the future game. The initial playing scenario was Hostage Rescue, then another one was added – Bomb Defusal. Later, they became the primary scenarios in the Counter-Strike series. 

Even at this very early stage, the developers and enthusiasts created a lot of maps to play on. Many of them were removed in the following release.

The popularity of this mod became very impressive. Simple and easy to grasp rules were a nice attraction for newcomers. Many possible in-game tactics and strategies became a substantial reason to visit the matches again and again. The star was born and big players in the gaming market couldn’t leave it unnoticed.

Counter-Strike (2000)

Valve, the development company behind Half-Life, noticed an impressive inflow of active players. They felt – here is a hit, so they bought the mod and soon released it as a standalone game, Counter-Strike.

The game got quite a lot of changes in comparison to beta, and still, it wasn’t completed – a few patches were needed to make Counter-Strike perfect for its time. After a while, the final version of this original game has been released. It’s known as Counter-Strike 1.6, and you can purchase it on Steam. Its graphics look rather weird for modern standards, but even now you can enjoy its gameplay.

Counter-Strike 1.6 is well-known as an esports title. It started the great tradition of professional Counter-Strike tournaments.

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (2004)

This game has been built on the same engine as the original one – GoldSrc. One of its key features is the “story mode”, where players fight against bots, unlock maps, and slowly get more powerful teammates and opponents. This mode has special conditions for winning, such as killing a specific number of enemies with a specific weapon. Some levels of the single-player mode were included in the bonus pack “Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.”

Of course, this game also has a multiplayer mode with traditional scenarios (could it be Counter-Strike without it?) – and the developers made significant improvements in many details, such as textures of the surrounding world, playing maps, appearance of the characters.

Counter-Strike: Source (2004)

It may seem strange to release two games of the same series in one year, but a simple explanation makes everything clear – Valve released a new game engine and made an example of using it with their super successful game.

The Source version became more popular than Condition Zero – probably it was much closer to the original team-based principles. Also, the original game was improved in multiple possible ways, keeping the level of the series and preparing for the next, (ultimate?) step in its evolution.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)

This game was released and it became a real phenomenon of the gaming (and human) culture. CS:GO exists for many years already but it still living and breathing. Its amazing success is based on the following aspects:

  • Significant quality improvements – visuals and sounds are very impressive, the overall feeling of playing CS:GO is strangely satisfying. And the process of improvement doesn’t stop throughout the years;
  • Constant work on the maps and weapons – the developers regularly make changes to old maps and experiments with guns to reach the best possible power balance in the game;
  • Cosmetic items for the weapons – these cosmetic items make a powerful change for players, allowing them to express their style and personality in a totally new way. Skins became so popular that they have formed a big market, where players can buy and sell CS:GO skins for real money. This seemingly small aspect gives a strong motivation for players to return to the game. The addition of skins in 2013 became one of the key moments in the whole Counter-Strike history.
  • Esports competitions with big prize pools – the level of CS:GO tournaments is much bigger than of Counter-Strike 1.6, it’s a show for millions of fans to enjoy and wonder the skills of professional players. For now, CS:GO is one of the most popular esports disciplines on the planet, and it’s not going to lose this achievement.

Spin-offs

There are some other games, released with the title Counter-Strike. They are quite specific by their localization and quality.

Counter-Strike: Neo – a Japanese adaptation of the original Half-Life mode. It has been made by Namco in the anime style for arcades.

Counter-Strike Online and Online 2 – these games have been made specifically for eastern Asia. They are free-to-play with microtransactions.

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies – this version has been made by the Korean company Nexon (the same as Online). The game got negative reception and never became close to popularity to original CS. The graphics are bad and the whole experience is outdated.

A look into the future

For quite a long time we hear nothing about the development of the next game for the Counter-Strike series (probable Valve is too busy with Half-Life 3). The reason for this is totally understandable. CS:GO has become an ongoing project, there is no motivation for the developers to close it and release something else. They can support the game as a service model, make further improvements and even migrate to another engine. Still, it seems like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a real masterpiece and we will see it shining in the industry for many upcoming years.

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