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It’s time to soldier up because Black Ops is back!

The series which has become the most played in Call of Duty® history as well as a cultural phenomenon around the globe returns October 12th with the release of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, a gritty, grounded, all-out combat experience.

Black Ops 4 raises the bar for Multiplayer mode that increases tactical gameplay and player choice, along with the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch, and Blackout, where the Black Ops universe comes to life in a massive battle royale experience featuring iconic characters and locations from all four Black Ops games in a one-of-a-kind offering that is uniquely Black Ops. Published by Activision and developed by award-winning studio Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4transforms the established universe played by hundreds of millions of fans with the largest gameplay experience ever created in the series.

“Black Ops 4 gives our community more ways to have fun with their friends than anything Treyarch has ever created and introduces meaningful innovations to every element of the game, including next level tactical team-based multiplayer, the biggest zombies offering yet and Blackout, where the largest map in Call of Duty history brings together the rich universe of Black Ops,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “More than 200 million players have called Black Ops home, and they’ve played for more than 15 billion hours. This is an incredible community that has inspired the development team to take their innovative gameplay design to new heights.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. Fans can pre-order now and get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta*. Black Ops 4 for thePC delivers a fully-optimized experience, which for the first time in Call of Duty’s history will be available exclusively on Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.

The game was revealed earlier today in a livestreamed community event broadcast worldwide across 10 languages, as Activision and Treyarch unveiled an unprecedented first look along with a trove of detailed game information.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features gritty, grounded combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience. The game features the return of the iconic Pick 10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement. Black Ops 4 goes deeper than ever before into the fiction of multiplayer, where players will explore the world of Specialists – who they are, why they exist, and what battles they fight together – while mastering their gameplay through solo and multiplayer combat experiences. Black Ops 4 features a combination of new and returning Specialists, each with their own unique weapons, equipment and playstyles. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together.

“Black Ops 4 is by far the most ambitious title our team has ever created,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “At its core Black Opshas always been about challenging convention and boldly taking our gameplay in new directions. With Black Ops 4, we’ve designed an experience for all play styles and skill levels from casual to competitive. It brings a layer of tactical depth that rewards players for mastery, and just feels so good to play.”

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the original Call of Duty Zombies, Black Ops 4 also debuts an entirely new and unprecedented Zombies experience that’s the biggest Day One offering in franchise history – with three fully-featured Zombies experiences at launch – IX, Voyage of Despair and Blood of the Dead. With immersive new adventures, a brand new cast of characters and a nefarious new enemy, Black Ops 4 Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that the rabid community of fans devours.

It also includes the most customizable action to date, new systems for creating and completing community challenges, and social systems designed to connect players. Black Ops 4also reintroduces difficulty levels and an in-game tutorial to onboard new players to the Zombies universe, while giving hardcore players the option of ratcheting up the challenge. Additionally, Zombie Rush is a brand new mode that streamlines the gameplay experience, introducing enticing new challenges to grizzled veterans, while creating a whole new tempo of gameplay for newcomers.

In addition to unveiling Multiplayer and Zombies in today’s world premiere, the team also introduced Blackout – the new battle royale-style experience that combines Black Ops’ signature fast, fluid, guns-up combat, with fierce new levels of survival competition across iconic Black Ops settings re-imagined at a colossal scale. Blackout is an experience unlike any other game or mode in Call of Duty history, where players will have to scavenge, strategize, compete and survive to win.

Featuring the largest map ever built in Call of Duty – 1,500 times bigger than Nuketown – Blackout thrusts players into a collision course as they play as classic characters spanning the history of the Black Ops series including the original Call of Duty Zombies Origins cast. Battling solo or in teams, players will engage in diverse combat complete with ground, air and sea vehicles across a gamespace unlike anything ever in Call of Duty. Players will encounter fan-favorite Black Ops map locations and call upon a massive arsenal of Black Ops weaponry and equipment as the winner-takes-all action creates a new way to play Call of Duty.

“The Black Ops community means everything to us, so we knew in order to deliver something really special for our fans like Blackout, with the biggest map we’ve ever created in Call of Duty, we had to push ourselves and our tech to the absolute limits,” said Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “The same goes for our PC community. They have inspired and fueled us to set a new standard on PC across every aspect from dedicated servers and security to full optimization and polish that’s worthy of both Black Ops and Battle.net.”

For the PC, Treyarch is co-developing with Beenox, who together are working closely with Blizzard to optimize Black Ops 4 for Battle.net. Black Ops 4 represents the largest development team assembled for a PC title in the series. Black Ops 4 on PC will have uncapped framerate, 4K resolution and HDR, support for ultra-wide monitors and the ability for players to extensively customize the performance and visual quality for their specific hardware. In addition, players will be able to select from pre-set control options, including options for left-handed players, or fully customize the keyboard and mouse controls to their preference. In addition, Treyarch and Beenox worked closely with the team at Blizzard to incorporate Battle.net’s social systems, security, and server stability into Black Ops 4 to prepare for the release on Battle.net on October 12th.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), and developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven Software and PC development with Beenox. For more information and the latest intel check out: www.callofduty.com , www.youtube.com/callofduty and follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 22.02.16

cod_blackops3This weeks number one is still Call of Duty Black Ops 3 but we have a new number two with Street Fighter V. Lower down the chart is Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon at number nine.

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Week ending 20 February 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 STREET FIGHTER V CAPCOM
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
4 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 4
6 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 5
7 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 8
8 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 6
9 POKEMON SUPER MYSTERY DUNGEON NINTENDO
10 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 10
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 9
12 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 7
13 WWE 2K16 2K 20
14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
15 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 11
16 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
17 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 17
19 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 16
20 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 06.02.16

cod_blackops3Some new entrants to the charts this week with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 at number three and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth at number eleven. XCOM 2 has just managed to squeeze in to the top twenty at number twenty. The number one game is Call of Duty Black Ops 3 once again.

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Week ending 6 February 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 2
2 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
3 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
4 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
5 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 4
6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
7 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 5
8 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 7
9 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 20
10 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 12
11 DIGIMON STORY: CYBER SLEUTH BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
12 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
13 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 13
14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 14
15 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 9
16 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
18 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 19
19 RESIDENT EVIL ORIGINS COLLECTION CAPCOM 10
20 XCOM 2 2K
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 25.01.16

cod_blackops3Call of duty Black ops 3 is still number one in the charts this week but there are some new games! Resident Evil Origins collection has entered the charts at number six and just behind at number seven is Life is Strange.

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Week ending 23 January 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 5
5 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 4
6 RESIDENT EVIL ORIGINS COLLECTION CAPCOM
7 LIFE IS STRANGE SQUARE ENIX
8 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 6
9 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 8
10 DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
11 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
12 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 10
13 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 13
14 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 12
15 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 20
16 THE EVIL WITHIN BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 TERRARIA 505 GAMES
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 19
19 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 18.01.16

cod_blackops3Despite a 24 percent drop in sales, Call of duty Black Ops 3 is still holding firm at the top. Grand Theft Auto V has risen from fourth to second and FIFA 16 is number three. No new games in the charts.

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Week ending 16 January 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 4
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 2
4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 3
5 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 6
6 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 8
7 WWE 2K16 2K 7
8 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 5
9 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
10 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
11 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 16
12 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 14
13 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 11
14 JUST DANCE 2016 UBISOFT 16
15 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 19
16 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
17 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
18 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 17
19 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 18
20 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games 11.01.16

cod_blackops3Another chart with no new entries but FIFA 16 has moved up a couple of spaces to number two. Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is still the number one game this week.

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Week ending 9 January 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 4
3 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 2
4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
5 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 3
6 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 6
7 WWE 2K16 2K 9
8 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 8
9 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 7
10 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES
11 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 12
12 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
13 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
14 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
15 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA 20
16 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 19
17 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 10
18 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 16
20 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 11
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 04.01.16

cod_blackops3For the first chart of the year things are as similar as ever with Call of Duty Black Ops 3 in the number one spot and Star Wars Battlefront in second. No new games in the charts but Destiny has snuck back in to the top 20 after Christmas.

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Week ending 2 January 2016
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 2
3 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 4
4 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
6 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 9
7 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 7
8 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 6
9 WWE 2K16 2K 10
10 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 12
11 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 13
12 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 8
13 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 18
14 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
15 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 15
16 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
17 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 20
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 17
19 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 19
20 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 22.12.15

cod_blackops3In the christmas edition of the charts Call of Duty Black Ops 3 has kept the number one spot.

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Week ending 19 December 2015
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 2
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
4 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 4
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 5
6 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 7
7 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 6
8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
9 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 9
10 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
11 WWE 2K16 2K 10
12 JUST DANCE 2016 UBISOFT 13
13 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 14
14 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 19
15 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 16
16 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
17 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 12
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 20
19 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 15
20 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 14.12.15

cod_blackops3Next weeks Christmas number one is a threehorse race between the usual suspects; This weeks number one Call of Duty Black Ops 3, FIFA 16 and this years big new comer, Star Wars Battlefront. There are no new games in the charts this week.

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Week ending 12 December 2015
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 2
2 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 3
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 1
4 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 5
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 7
6 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 4
7 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 12
8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
9 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 6
10 WWE 2K16 2K 10
11 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
12 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 13
13 JUST DANCE 2016 UBISOFT 19
14 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 11
15 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 17
16 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 14
17 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
18 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA 15
19 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 16
20 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 20
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 20.11.15

fallout 4Entirely unsurprisingly Fallout 4, one of the most anticipated games of the year, is number one in the charts, knocking Call of Duty Black Ops 3 down to number two. The sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider also made its debut this week at number four. At number seven, Segas latest Football Manager has arrived.

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Week ending 14 November 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 2
4 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 6
6 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 3
7 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA
8 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 9
9 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 5
10 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 4
11 WWE 2K16 2K 7
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
13 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 19
15 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 10
16 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION 16
17 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 18
18 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 20
19 GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION MICROSOFT
20 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 18
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