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Call of Duty: Mobile is available for pre-registration on the Play Store

Activision and Tencent have teamed up to bring Call of Duty: Mobile to the West as a free-to-play release. The shooter was recently announced during a Unity keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference. This upcoming release is expected to bring together fan-favorite maps, modes, weapons, and characters from across the Call of Duty franchise, […]

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Activision shows off Call of Duty Mobile at Unity GDC event

Activision showed off gameplay visuals from Call of Duty Mobile at Unity Technologies’ press event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The free-to-play game is open for pre-registration on Android and iOS, which means that players will get notified for downloading the game when it’s ready for distribution. This is an example of […]

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Skylanders Ring of Heroes lands on the Play Store with all your favorite Spyro characters in tow

Skylanders Ring of Heroes is a new free-to-play team-based gacha RPG that was just launched on the Google Play Store, all thanks to a partnership between Activision and Com2uS. Much of the game’s inspiration comes from Summoners War, another gacha RPG from Com2uS. Of course, Skylanders Ring of Heroes brings along its own set of […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches battle royale upgrade, new maps to counter Apex Legends

You could think of it as the “Don’t forget about us announcement.” While Respawn’s battle royale rival Apex Legends is soaring beyond 25 million users, the makers of the Call of Duty battle royale mode have announced a new expansion. Today, Treyarch and Activision revealed the Operation Grand Heist event […]

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Activision Blizzard cuts 800 workers, refocuses on hits like ‘Call of Duty’

As everyone expected, the video game company whose various units publish everything from franchises like Call of Duty to Candy Crush has just announced a massive wave of layoffs affecting 8% of the company. Activision Blizzard started informing employees Tuesday afternoon about the layoffs, which are believed to affect almost 800 workers of the 9,600 the […]

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King shuts down former Z2Live mobile game studio in Seattle, cuts 78 jobs

Activision Blizzard said it is laying off hundreds of employees today, and part of the fallout is that King’s mobile game studio in Seattle will be shut, resulting in the loss of 78 jobs, according to an unnamed source. Activision Blizzard did not comment on specific layoffs, other than noting […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 sales strong, but Activision expected more

Activision Blizzard said that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had a strong quarter, outdoing sales of the previous Call of Duty: Black Ops III title from 2015. But the company acknowledged in an analyst call for its fourth-quarter that Black Ops 4 fell short of the company’s own expectations, […]

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Sledgehammer Games cofounder Glen Schofield leaves Activision

Glen Schofield, co-creator of several Call of Duty games, announced today on Twitter that he was leaving Sledgehammer Games, the game studio he cofounded in 2009 with Michael Condrey. Schofield and Condrey worked together at Electronic Arts’s Visceral Games studio before starting Sledgehammer, with work that culminated in the hit […]

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Call of Duty: Global Operations strategy game gets a soft launch on mobile

Activision and Elex are testing a new Call of Duty mobile game in certain countries on the Android operating system. Call of Duty: Global Operations is described as “the next tactical [massively multiplayer online] player-versus-player game.” Elex is a mobile game developer in China, and it is best known for […]

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Activision Blizzard hits Q3 earnings but spooks investors with weak Q4 forecast

Investors seem prone to be spooked about Activision Blizzard‘s earnings these days. Activision Blizzard reported results for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30 that exceeded analysts’ expectations on Thursday, but the stock fell 8 percent in after-hours trading because the company was cautious about its guidance for the all-important […]

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Activision’s Call of Duty Companion App is available on the Play Store

Say what you will of Activision’s Call of Duty series, one thing is for sure: it is hands down the most popular first-person shooter in existence today. It’s thanks to this popularity that a stand-alone app such as the Call of Duty Companion App can exist. It serves as a 24/7 connection to all things Call […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 beta is live: here’s what you should know

Can’t wait for the latest installment in the wildly successful Call of Duty franchise? Though Black Ops 4 won’t be released until October, some lucky fans get early access via the game beta, the codes for which are rolling out now. Activision has announced their launch, explaining that PlayStation 4 owners should receive them in […]

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Blind Call Of Duty: WWII Player Has Racked Up 7,600 Kills

A YouTuber by the name of “tj the blind gamer” recently posted his accomplishments on the Call of Duty: WWII Reddit, happily reporting that he’d reached over 7,600 kills in WWII—without being able to see the game. A visually impaired gamer, TJ further explained in the Reddit thread that he uses in-game sound cues to play […]

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

We still have a while to wait before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches, but eager fans are going to get something to sate their eagerness later this week. Activision and Treyarch are planning to launch a multiplayer test on August 3, but before that goes live, the two companies have delivered a launch […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

These days, every big-name video game franchise sees special and collector’s editions for their titles, and the Call of Duty series is a shinning example. But for this year’s release of Black Ops 4, publisher Activision has taken things well beyond including the yearly season pass and other digital goodies. They’ve just announced the super […]

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