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Modern Warfare Remastered Did Call of Duty Loot Boxes The Right Way Modern Warfare Remastered Did Call of Duty Loot Boxes The Right Way

Since Modern Warfare Remastered is free this month on PlayStation Plus, I decided to revisit some classic Call of Duty. This remake of 2007's groundbreaking shooter is reminding me how a Call of Duty game can make a loot box system feel more rewarding and less like a money grab.

Black Ops 4's 'Grand Heist' Update Is Excellent Except For The Loot Boxes Black Ops 4's 'Grand Heist' Update Is Excellent Except For The Loot Boxes

The latest update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a double-edged sword. It brings great new content to the game that I’m having a blast with, but also loot boxes. Ironic, considering that the update is titled “Grand Heist.”

Mysterious Items Found In Call Of Duty Blackout Seem To Be Teasing A Big Map Update Mysterious Items Found In Call Of Duty Blackout Seem To Be Teasing A Big Map Update

Teasers have been trickling in for Black Ops 4’s Blackout, suggesting that new locations could be added with the next big update.

Call Of Duty Blackout’s 'Ambush' Mode Forces You To Play Smarter Call Of Duty Blackout’s 'Ambush' Mode Forces You To Play Smarter

At first mention of Ambush, Black Ops 4’s most recent Blackout limited-time mode, I initially gave a dramatic groan and cringed. I love playing Blackout, but I loathed the idea of being limited to snipers, melee, and rockets only. I’ll try every mode at least once, but it was sheer stubbornness that kept me playing…

Call Of Duty's Blackout Is Dominated By Grenades, And It's Getting Old Call Of Duty's Blackout Is Dominated By Grenades, And It's Getting Old

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode is an excellent battle royale experience, but since it launched, one annoying thing has become clear: Equipment is OP. Find the best equipment scattered around the map and you’ll be at a serious advantage even against players who can outshoot you. Matches are often won based…

Black Ops 4's Latest Zombies Update Is A Lurch In The Right Direction Black Ops 4's Latest Zombies Update Is A Lurch In The Right Direction

Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode wasn’t a big hit with the community when it arrived last fall, and what’s happened in the months since then hasn’t helped its reputation. But this week’s update is a step in the right direction.

Call Of Duty's Latest Microtransaction Is A Tiny Red Dot Call Of Duty's Latest Microtransaction Is A Tiny Red Dot

For a game that’s already taking heat from its player base for the price of its extra cosmetic items, Black Ops 4's latest offering seems especially difficult to swallow. A red dot reticle showed up in the Black Ops 4 Black Market on December 25, wearing a price tag of 100 COD Points, or about $1.

Blackout Keeps Crashing On The Xbox One X Blackout Keeps Crashing On The Xbox One X

A recent Black Ops 4 update has made Blackout unplayable for many players on Xbox One X, and currently there’s no fix or update.

Black Ops 4’s New Specialist Is All About Sabotage Black Ops 4’s New Specialist Is All About Sabotage

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new Specialist is a game changer, countering and hacking opponents for some clutch plays in multiplayer.

Fortnite Players Are Recreating Classic Call of Duty Levels Fortnite Players Are Recreating Classic Call of Duty Levels

Fan-favorite Call of Duty maps are now showing up in Fortnite, via the new creative mode introduced last week.

Call Of Duty's Blackout Mode Keeps Getting Better Call Of Duty's Blackout Mode Keeps Getting Better

Black Ops 4’s Blackout is a fantastic battle royale experience, but even the best game can be made better with the right updates. Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar has recently said that more changes are coming to Blackout.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, One Month Later Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, One Month Later

It’s been exactly one month since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which made the risky decision to jettison the single-player campaign in favor of an online-only approach. So far, it’s been a smoother-than-expected ride, with a few speed bumps along the way.

Black Ops 4 Zombies Won't Stop Crashing, Frustrating Easter Egg Hunters Black Ops 4 Zombies Won't Stop Crashing, Frustrating Easter Egg Hunters

Frequent blue-screen crashes in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode has made it much more difficult for the community to find the game’s Easter eggs. After 25 frustrating days, the “Classified” map has been solved—but the players had to use exploits to do it.

The 'Free' Gear in Black Ops 4 Is An Unforgiving Grind The 'Free' Gear in Black Ops 4 Is An Unforgiving Grind

You’re supposed to be able to earn flashy new gear via Black Ops 4’s Contraband Stream by either playing the game or spending money. But since arrival, it’s become clear that getting everything without opening your wallet is extremely difficult, and the whole thing feels like a scheme to get players to spend.

I Can't Wait To Get Black Ops 4's Magical Unicorn Gun I Can't Wait To Get Black Ops 4's Magical Unicorn Gun

There’s a pretty unicorn gun that can be earned in Black Ops 4, and other really fun camos and variants can make your gun glow as you perform well. Treyarch is doing a great job with the camos and variant guns for this year’s Call of Duty, and I’m on a mission to unlock them all.

Black Ops 4 May Not Have A Campaign, But It's Got Some Terrific Cutscenes Black Ops 4 May Not Have A Campaign, But It's Got Some Terrific Cutscenes

Black Ops 4 is the first Call of Duty without a traditional story campaign, but the game still gives us some of the series’ best cutscenes. I was initially annoyed that they were locked behind tutorials I didn’t need, but I’m glad I soldiered through all of them to discover interesting bits of story told through some…

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: The Kotaku Review Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: The Kotaku Review

The fourth installment of Treyarch’s Black Ops series might be the first Call of Duty to forgo a single-player campaign. But after a spate of less-than-fully-satisfying entries in the once-reliable series, putting the full force of its efforts behind the multiplayer has paid off: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 finds the…

Black Ops 4 Is Having The Smoothest Call Of Duty Launch In A While Black Ops 4 Is Having The Smoothest Call Of Duty Launch In A While

Black Ops 4 launched worldwide today, and it has been the smoothest Call of Duty release in years, assuming you’re playing on console. Starting at midnight, players have been partying up and jumping right into battle on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you’re gearing up to play on PC, you might experience some login or…

Free Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Comics Are Pretty Great Free Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Comics Are Pretty Great

In the run-up to Friday’s release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Activision has been releasing free downloadable comics introducing the game’s Specialists, and they’re surprisingly good.

Call of Duty: WWII, (Almost) One Year Later Call of Duty: WWII, (Almost) One Year Later

On November 3, 2017, Call of Duty: WWII arrived to return the franchise back to its roots. It got off to one hell of a rocky start, but it’s improved quite a bit since launch. With Black Ops 4 arriving in just a few days’ time, let’s look back on how WWII fared after nearly a year of events and updates.

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