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With the new Call of Duty® Clan Wars Diamond Division coming this February, the stakes are high and the prizes are grand. The exact start date will soon be announced, and with the Antarctica Clan War underway, it’s the perfect chance for Clans competing in Platinum Division to battle for another win.

 

For top Clans planning to take up the Diamond challenge, we’ve got a full new set of in-game gear you’re sure to be noticed in during your Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer matches.

 

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Place in Clan Wars Diamond Division

 

War Cry Weapon Camo

Win a Clan War in Diamond Division

 

War Cry Assassin (Head Piece Option 1)

Win 2 Clan Wars in Diamond Division

 

War Cry Savage (Head Piece Option 2)

Win 3 Clan Wars in Diamond Division

 

War Cry Uniform

Win 4 Clan Wars in Diamond Division

 

Think you have what it takes to compete in Diamond Division and take on the best Clans around the world? If your Clan has placed 1st in at least 2 Platinum Division wars, your Clan leader can opt in today via the Clan Wars feature in-app or through the web at http://www.callofduty.com/ghosts/features/clans/diamond.

 

If your Clan hasn’t acquired two Platinum wins yet, you’ll have plenty more chances in the months ahead. As soon as you gain two Platinum wins, from the start of Clan Wars and into the future, your Clan will have the option to opt in for Diamond Division.

 

Further details will be released, including the official start date, as the first Diamond Division Clan War approaches. For more information, check the free Call of Duty® app and please reach out to @InfinityWard or @Beachheadstudio with further questions and feedback.

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Time to break out those heavy parkas, soldiers, we’re heading to Antarctica. The next Clan War for Call of Duty®: Ghosts moves south to freezing temperatures and intense competition. The Antarctica Clan War begins on Wednesday, January 29th at 12PM PST/8PM GMT lasting through Monday, February 3rd at 12PM PST/8PM GMT.

 

Clans that place in the top 3 of their group will unlock our next location-exclusive in-game patch:

 

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The Legend Lives, unlocked via the White Out Achievement

Finish in the top 3 of the Antarctica Clan War.

 

If your Clan is feeling especially ambitious, you can also go for the Eye for an Eye patch. Divide and conquer, then reap the rewards of four multiplayer game modes providing bonus Multiplayer XP.

 

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Eye for an Eye, unlocked via the Committed Achievement

Hold 4 nodes simultaneously.

 

Design Update: Holding Captured Nodes

 

Our designers are continuing to polish the scoring system and have implemented the following changes to the Antarctica Clan War:

 

1) When a node is captured, its Capture Point (CP) value will go down by 2.

2) Every 2 hours after its initial capture, the node’s CP value grows by 1 and awards an additional 1 CP to the holding Clan.

3) The minimum CP value per node is 3, and the maximum is twice the initial CP value.

 

Example 1: Clan A captures the Research Station, worth 20 CP. They immediately receive 20 CP, and the value of the Research Station falls to 18. A battle ensues and they successfully hold off the other Clans for 2 hours; they gain 1 more CP and the Research Station’s value grows to 19.

 

Example 2: Clan B captures the Dam, which was originally worth 10 CP, but has fallen to 3 CP. They gain 3 CP immediately, but the node is already at its lowest level and doesn’t change. They hold it for a day and a half (36 hours, or 18 two-hour periods). The node is now worth 20 CP (its max), and they gain 18 CP during that period for holding the node.

 

Reminder to Diamond Division Clans

 

Remember, if your Clan leader has opted in to the Diamond Division (http://www.callofduty.com/ghosts/features/clans/diamond), you will not be eligible to compete in Antarctica. If your Clan is eligible to compete in Diamond, having placed 1st in at least 2 Platinum Division wars, and you still want to compete in Antarctica, wait to opt in until after the 3rd.

 

For more information, check the free Call of Duty® app and please reach out to @InfinityWard or @beachheadstudio with further questions and feedback.

 

Good luck and we’ll see you online!

We’re pleased to announce that tomorrow’s Title Update (TU) addresses a wide variety of improvements. Below is a list of some of the bigger changes included in the TU, and stay tuned for full patch notes coming in the next 24 hours.

 

  • IED Avoidance Capability
  • Changes to Dead Silence & Amplify Functionality
  • Spawn System Adjustments (in specific playlists)
  • Two New Game Modes - Gun Game and FFA Hunted
  • eSports rules applied to the Clan vs. Clan Playlist
  • Multiple Broadcaster Mode Additions
  • eSports Performance Enhancements and Improved Functionality
  • New/Additional PC Security Features
  • New Anti-cheat Prevention Improvements Including PC
  • Extinction Updates and Bug Fixes
  • Various Bug Fixes

 

Additionally, for fans looking forward to the Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack, please note the following with regard to transferring DLC from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. If you are a Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass holder, then your Onslaught DLC Pack will carry over from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. However, if you are not a Call of Duty Ghosts DLC Season Pass holder and purchase the Onslaught DLC Pack individually, it will not carry over from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. Currently, Microsoft only supports DLC transfer between Xbox 360 and Xbox One if you are a Season Pass holder. The Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack will carry over from PlayStation®3 to PlayStation®4 whether you purchase it individually or get it as part of the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass.

 

Thanks for all the support and continued feedback, and we'll see you online!

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Join us this Friday, January 31st at 12:30 PST as GameSpot presents the #Onslaught Livestream live from Infinity Ward. On the Multiplayer side, we'll show off the four new maps and try out both forms of the new Maverick weapon. Then we'll ring in the Extinction Double XP weekend by playing Episode 1: Nightfall, the first in a four-part episodic narrative. All in all, the livestream will be the perfect way to get ready for a weekend filled with exciting new Call of Duty®: Ghosts gameplay!

 

Have questions about Onslaught for the Infinity Ward team? Head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to see how you can be a part of the conversation this Friday!

 

At a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of the "Alien" threat. When the scientists lose control, a small team of elite soldiers must retrieve the intel, exterminate hordes of hostile creatures, and survive a three-story tall terror unlike anything they've faced before. Get ready for Episode 1: Nightfall, the first installment in Extinction's four-part episodic narrative!

 

Episode 1: Nightfall is included with Onslaught, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Onslaught comes to Xbox LIVE on January 28th, with other platforms to follow.

 

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Keep up with the latest news about Call of Duty: Ghosts by following us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CallofDuty) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @InfinityWard).

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To celebrate next week's release of the Onslaught DLC Pack, we're turning on Double XP this weekend for all platforms! From Friday, January 24th (10am/PST) to Monday, January 27th (10am/PST), earn twice as much XP on all of your Multiplayer and Squads accomplishments.

 

Unwanted obligations taking up your time this weekend? It might just be time for you to get CODnapped.

 

 

Onslaught is the first downloadable content pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Fight on four small to medium Multiplayer maps, wield an all-new dual purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle, and explore Episode 1: Nightfall, the first installment in Extinction's four-part episodic narrative.

To celebrate the reveal of the Onslaught DLC Pack, we’re giving fans a chance to win one of thirty Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass codes free in our #SeasonPassSweeps. The Call of Duty®: Ghosts Season Pass is your access to four epic DLC Map Packs, each delivering a collection of fresh multiplayer content and more. Plus receive the Team Leader digital content pack, a Season Pass-bonus that includes a unique MP character head, weapon camo, reticle, player patch, player card and player background - all playable in-game upon purchase. Retweet any of the sweepstakes Twitter posts that use the hashtag #SeasonPassSweeps to enter for your chance to win.

 

Check out what’s inside Onslaught, the first of the four DLC packs included in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass: http://bit.ly/1m85l0v

 

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

1. SWEEPSTAKES TERM AND DEADLINES:  The “CALL OF DUTY®: GHOSTS SEASON PASS SWEEPSTAKES” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins January 16th, 2014 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends January 18th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  A random drawing of ten (10) Winners will be held from among all eligible entries received during each day of the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of thirty (30) potential winners across all three days. All entries received after January 18th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT will be ineligible for the chance to win a prize.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions), 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older and residents of Mississippi, who must be 21 years of age or older) at the time of entry.  Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Employees, officers and directors of Activision Publishing, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies and subsidiary companies, and their advertising, promotion, or production agencies, prize providers, Web masters and Web suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, with Sponsor, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their IRS dependents, immediate families (spouse and parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or members of their households, whether or not related, are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter this Sweepstakes, entrants must first follow Call of Duty’s Twitter feed by going to the Call of Duty Twitter page located at https://twitter.com/CallofDuty and clicking the “Follow” button while logged into their Twitter account. On Twitter, @CallofDuty will tweet a call-to-action message each of the three days during the Sweepstakes Period for followers to re-tweet the message, including the hashtag “#SeasonPassSweeps” in the re-tweet to be eligible to win.  Each entrant has from the time of each daily call-to-action until 11:59 PST of such day to re-tweet and enter.  After the conclusion of each day during the Sweepstakes Period, ten (10) winners from each day’s entries (30 winners total) will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries received on such day.  Limit of one (1) Entry per person/email address/household, per day regardless of method of entry. An Entry for one call-to-action message does not carry over to the next Sweepstakes call-to-action.  You must enter separately for each call-to-action in order to be eligible for that day’s prizes. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.  Any attempt at e-mail or other method of entry is void. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email accounts, or any other methods including, without limitation, script, macro or any automated or other means which subverts the entry process, will void all of that person’s entries and that person will be disqualified.  Re-tweets must comply with Twitter terms of use and shall not contain content that is unlawful or inconsistent with Sponsor, Call of Duty: Ghosts or its brand image. Sponsor may disqualify any such Entry at its sole discretion.

 

4. DRAWING:  Ten (10) winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held after each day of the Sweepstakes Period from among all eligible entries received during such day, for a total of thirty (30) winners across all three days. Random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

 

5. DAILY PRIZES:  Ten (10) Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Passes (ARV $49.99 each). Total ARV of all daily prizes is $499.90, and the total ARV of all prizes is $1,499.70. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer Prize, or redeem Prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to substitute Prize (or a portion thereof) with another prize of comparable or greater value. Prize consists of a combination of only those items specifically listed as part of the Prize.  All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for fulfillment of prize.

 

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Within seven (7) days of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor shall endeavor to notify potential Winner via Twitter Direct Message to obtain email, mailing address and phone number in order to deliver prize.  Winners may be subject to verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winner notification not acknowledged by Winner within twenty-four (24) hours after outreach from Sponsor may be forfeited at Sponsor’s discretion and awarded to an alternate winner selected by Sponsor.  Any prizes not claimed by alternates within twenty-four (24) hours after outreach from Sponsor shall be considered forfeited and shall be donated to a charity of Sponsor’s choosing at its sole discretion.

 

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants agree (a) that the Sweepstakes Entities will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize, or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity, or for any printing, production, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any Prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, each Winner grants (and agrees to confirm such grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use Winner’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, in any manner, without notice, review or approval.

 

8. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, postage due, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, garbled, or stolen Entries, code requests, codes or mail; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer on-line systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries or codes; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors or problems of any kind, whether typographical, printing, human, technical, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise, including, without limitation, any errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of codes, code requests or Entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or web site, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated codes/Entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor. Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from the web site.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries or codes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and if terminated, randomly select winners from all non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules.  Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Code is void if not obtained from authorized and legitimate channels, or if the code is, in whole or in part, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained via fraud or theft.  Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for printer errors or issuance of any void, misprinted, or irregular code resulting from production or packaging problems or errors. Liability for an irregular code is limited to providing another code, while supplies last, subject to verification of original code irregularity.

 

9. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

 

10. CHOICE OF LAW: Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles, CA. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will entrant be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. California law, without reference to California choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.

 

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12. SPONSOR: Activision Publishing, Inc. 3100 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Though Twitter’s terms of use apply to content on and use of Twitter related to this Sweepstakes, Twitter is not a sponsor of, or affiliated with this Sweepstakes.

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Next stop: Brazil! Following up the intense competition in London, the fifth Clan War for Call of Duty®: Ghosts takes place in the bustling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. This Clan War begins on Wednesday, January 15th at 12PM PST/8PM GMT lasting through Monday, January 20th at 12PM PST/8PM GMT.

 

Clans looking to add to their collection of location-exclusive in-game patches can look forward to:

 

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Welcome to the Jungle, unlocked via the Jungle Fever Achievement

Finish in the top 3 of the Rio de Janeiro Clan War.

 

Of course there’s still always the opportunity for Clans to work on some of our other challenges. If you’re looking to make the most out of in-game bonus XP, try going for the Undead Rising patch.

 

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Undead Rising, unlocked via the Unwavering Achievement

Hold a node for 3 days.

 

By capturing a node and focusing your efforts on holding it for as long as possible, your Clan will reap the rewards of the bonus Multiplayer XP tied to that node’s game mode. That means you’ll enjoy faster leveling and the chance to unlock a new patch.

 

New Feature: Roster Lock

 

We’re also introducing a new feature with the roster lock. To ensure the competitive field remains balanced, the Clan roster will be locked the day before a Clan War begins. Any changes to the Clan roster after this time will not count towards the Clan War. New members, however, will be eligible to participate in the following Clan War.

 

For more information, including a full list of Clan Wars Achievements, check the free Call of Duty® app and please reach out to @InfinityWard or @beachheadstudio with further questions and feedback.

 

Good luck and we’ll see you online!

 

The Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox tournament is back in 2014. From March 28th to 30th, 32 of the best Call of Duty teams from around the world will compete in an attempt to claim the World Champions title from last year’s winner – Fariko Impact – along with the lion’s share of the tournament’s $1 million prize pool.

 

The best 32 teams will qualify from six different continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia), representing over 15 countries, and will battle it out live at the tournament’s Los Angeles, California venue.

 

The Road to The Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox will be broadcasted live via Xbox Live and MLG.tv, starting with online qualifiers, leading to LAN based regional finals hosted by MLG, Gfinity and ACL where the region’s top teams will compete for a place at the Championship, and a chance to be Call of Duty Champions.

 

Live Regional Finals:

 

Australia / New Zealand – Sydney 28th February, 1st March, 2nd March

 

Europe – London, 28th February, 1st March, 2nd March

 

USA – Florida, 8th - 9th March

 

Championship – Los Angeles, 28th – 30th March

 

To find out how to sign up your team and for full rules & regulations, please see:

http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/news/qualify-for-the-call-of-duty-championship/