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Modern Warfare cosmetics revealed: character tattoos, body art and more

Published: 10/Aug/2019 16:27 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 17:42

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s multiplayer characters are set to have new customization options such as tattoos and body art, as revealed in new art book.

Character customization options, such as in-game outfits and weapon skins, have been a popular feature among most online games to help players choose their characters distinctive look and stand out from other players – and to provide new content to sell.

Call of Duty is among those games which offer players the chance to unlock or purchase many unique customization options with different weapon kits and character skins to keep their game fresh, and Modern Warfare will be introducing some new options.

TreyarchCall of Duty offers fans more character customization options with every game.

Players will have even more choices to customize their characters, after images from an upcoming book titled “Making Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” by Andy McVittie, who is known for documenting the development of many popular games such as with books like “The Art of Titanfall.”

The images feature a first look at a collection of new tattoo concepts and other forms of body art for multiplayer characters in Modern Warfare which players will likely get to choose from when customizing their soldier.

“Customization options are a crucial component of the multiplayer experience.” writes McVittie, “Our Combat Operators have a considerable amount of variations and incarnations. It’s amazing to think we went to this level of detail to render onto the character’s skin.”

Andy McvittieSome of the body art and tattoo concepts for Modern Warfare’s multiplayer.
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Alongside the images of character tattoos and body art, sketches for some of the Multiplayer Faction Icons were also revealed. 

It was revealed that these icons only make up a sample of what will be available for players to use as “faction insignias in the multiplayer battlegrounds.” 

andy mcvittieModern Warfare multiplayer faction icons were also revealed.
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Among the images revealed was also a look at some of the new Combat Operators which will be playable in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer mode, such as Bale and Syd.

Andy mcvittieIn-depth look at Modern Warfare Combat Operators, Bale and Syd.

With Activision Blizzard claiming that Modern Warfare is set to have the “largest post-launch content” in Call of Duty history, it is unknown if the tattoo and body art aspect of character customization is to be expected to be included in the game launch on October 22.

Modern Warfare have also revealed the addition of even more customization options with their new Gunsmith feature for weapons which was displayed by many of the streamers during the game’s multiplayer reveal.

There has been no information shared on how players will be able to acquire the tattoos and body art cosmetic items in Modern Warfare as of yet, but based on previous titles it is likely that they will be available to earn through the ranking system as well as through supply drops.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.