Microsoft To Offer Sony 10 Years Of Call Of Duty

Image: Activision Another day, another report or story about Microsoft doing whatever is needed to make sure its purchase of Activision Blizzard is allowed to happen. This time, it’s reported that Microsoft is willing to offer some concessions to regulators to get the deal approved, including a deal to keep Activision games on PlayStation consoles … Read more

Kotaku Reviews Battlefield 2042’s Season 3 Update: Escalation

Image: EA The last time we took a look at Battlefield 2042, the belagured online shooter had just released its second major update and was, finally, starting to feel like something approaching a finished video game. With Season 3 out this week, it’s now even closer. Note that I don’t make that statement as a … Read more

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 In Halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of Halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with … Read more

Modern Warfare II Movement Trick May Be The Next Slide Cancel

A group of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II players have been breaking the game’s movement system and their latest creation is something they’re calling the “G Walk.” The trick looks very frustrating to play against, leading to some controversy among the game’s community over the new exploit. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was … Read more

You Don’t Need To Purchase Modern Warfare II To Play Warzone 2

Contrary to what the game’s menus seem to tell you, Warzone 2.0 is free and you don’t need to buy Modern Warfare II.Screenshot: Activision / Kotaku Warzone 2.0 has been out for a few days and it’s a damn good time once you get past the most challenging part of the game: Navigating a UI … Read more

Warzone 2.0 Lets You Join Up With Your Enemies, And It Rules

Image: Kotaku / LightField Studios (Shutterstock) Multiplayer shooters are inherently hostile environments, and battle royales, even more so. But with Warzone 2.0’s new proximity chat feature, and its ability to squad up with enemy teams in select battle royale game modes, the latest Call of Duty BR is shaking up the flow of the game, … Read more

Battlefield 2042 Joining Xbox Game Pass, Getting More Updates

Image: DICE Hi, this is Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett, one of the 17 people on the planet regularly enjoying the game, reporting live from Battlefield 2042. If you haven’t played the game during its first 12 months—and really, it has had problems, who can blame you!—EA has decided that now is the time to try to … Read more

The Call Of Duty MWII Battle Pass Is Pleasantly Non-Linear

Image: Infinity Ward In a November 9 blog, as part of a stuffed first season, Call of Duty announced that it was introducing a pliable battle pass system to both Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0, a huge deviation from Call of Duty’s norm. CoD battle passes are often more direct, with battle pass tiers … Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Gif: 343 Industries / Kotaku Yesterday’s Halo Infinite Winter Update proves one thing: This game still needs more updates, and specifically updates like this, and on a regular basis. With two new maps, a unique game mode, expansions to the campaign sandbox, the forge beta, and yet more besides, the Winter Update proves that Halo … Read more

Vietnam’ for Free on PC Right Now

Screenshot: Splash Damage and Bethesda Softworks The glory of taking down a whole squad of heavily armed enemy soldiers while running from grenade explosions and taking cover from snipers…is even better when it’s free. Right now, there are two FPS war games you can download and play right now, for free, on your PC: Wolfenstein: … Read more