Call of Duty 2 News

Activision adds games to Steam

Starting with CoD and GUN.

Activision has become the latest high profile game company to dip its toes into Steam (that hissing noise is the sound of the English language having a fit).

CoD2 maps make $1 million

Activision DLC sells loads.

Activision estimates that sales of downloadable content for Call of Duty 2 have generated USD 1 million.

CoD2 Invasion Pack this week

For less points than they said.

Call of Duty 2 fans will be able to get their hands on five new multiplayer maps this week, and they'll cost less than we originally thought, according to Infinity Ward's community manager.

Call of Duty 2 360 map plans

New content on the way.

Activision's announced details of the new maps it plans to release over Xbox Live for Infinity Ward's 360 version of Call of Duty 2.

Call of Duty 2 mod tools

Rockers tools TBC.

As promised, Activision and Infinity Ward have released a selection of mod tools for Call of Duty 2. You don't remember them promising? April 12th 2006, Grant Collier - "it's important to us to continue providing the content and tools that continue to deliver the type of Call of Duty action gamers crave". So there.

Call of Duty 2 patched

Call of Duty 2 patched

New maps, Punkbuster.

Activision and Infinity Ward have released a 1.2 patch for the PC version of Call of Duty 2, introducing Punkbuster anti-cheat support and a pair of new multiplayer maps.

The maps are Rhine, and the Harbour map from the original Call of Duty. The Germany-based Rhine map is the rubble-strewn town of Wallendar, whereas Harbour is based around a port in southern Russia.

Infinity Ward also said it's currently finalising modification tools, including Radiant and Maya plug-ins, with which fans will be able to prepare their own single-player and multiplayer maps. Those should be available "in the coming weeks".

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Call of Duty 360 patched

Call of Duty 360 patched

Next PC update has CoD maps.

Activision and Infinity Ward have patched Call of Duty 2 on Xbox 360. Actually, apparently it's a "Title Update", which is a new one on us.

"The Title Update offers significant enhancements, including improved multiplayer performance, the ability to reserve friend slots in private game lobbies, post-game lobbies so friends can play longer, configurable host options and more," they say.

The patch will automatically download and apply itself next time you log onto Xbox Live with Call of Duty 2. All good for 360 owners bored of having a multiplayer WWII game crippled by a lack of obvious features.

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Call of Duty rumours abound

Two new titles on the way?

The Internet's at it again - this time with rumours that two new Call of Duty titles are currently in development for PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox and Xbox 360.

CoD2 patch coming soon

CoD2 patch coming soon

Plus: an update for the 360 game.

Infinity Ward has confirmed that a patch for PC shooter Call of Duty 2 is still on the way - in fact, it's now in the testing stage, so there shouldn't be much longer to wait.

"We're happy to report that this PC update is currently in testing and all is going well. In fact, we are testing these now and will be releasing them soon, so stay tuned," the developer said in a statment.

IW confirmed that the patch will include punkbuster functionality, two new multiplayer maps and HTTP redirect in multiplayer, which means modders can send players to an external website to download their maps and mods. The patch will also repair multiplayer exploits and various minor bugs. Hopefully it'll be enough to placate those angry Call of Duty fans who got so fed up that they threatened to strike last November.

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The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints from three television viewers that adverts depicting scenes from Activision title Call of Duty 2 and its current generation console counterpart CoD2: Big Red One were misleading, and declared that they must not be shown again in their present forms.

CoD2 360 save-game patch

CoD2 360 save-game patch

Multiplayer fixes another time.

Infinity Ward has released a small patch for the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 2, although those hoping for something to sort out the widely reported lag issues will be disappointed to learn that's not its focus.

"The update that was released today addresses a save game corruption issue that affected player progression for some people within the single player saved campaigns," says an Infinity Ward statement on the Xbox.com forums.

That problem actually saw people lose a big chunk of their progress; weirdly, Activision's previously released a level-select cheat to act as a stop-gap solution.

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CoD2 anti-cheat patch due soon

CoD2 anti-cheat patch due soon

With multiplayer maps to boot.

Activision and Infinity Ward have reconfirmed their intention to patch PC FPS Call of Duty 2 with anti-cheat PunkBuster software and other "support enhancements", announcing that the update will be made available in "early 2006".

The patch will also include new multiplayer maps.

"Our team at Infinity Ward is committed to supporting Call of Duty fans," said IW president Grant Collier, who added, "[we] look forward to delivering new content such as multiplayer maps, tools and anti-cheat software that will further enhance the gameplay experience."

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Activision on CoD2 Xbox 360 bug

Avoid corrupting save data.

Activision has advised gamers of a small bug in the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 2 which can corrupt saved data. The company's working on a fix, but in the meantime has issued some guidance on how to get round it.

CoD2 players threaten to strike

They're not very happy.

Call of Duty fans disgruntled with the game's developer, Infinity Ward, are threatening to shut down servers by embarking on a 24 hour strike.

Call of Duty 2 trailer

Call of Duty 2 trailer

Now available for download.

A new trailer for forthcoming PC and Xbox 360 WWII shooter Call of Duty 2 is now available for download.

Weighing in at 25MB, it's just over two minutes long and features more guns, tanks, blamblamblams and boomboombooms than you can shake a stick of dynamite at. Well worth a look if you like that sort of thing.

CoD 2 is being developed by the same team who did the original game, in case you didn't know, and promises to deliver "An unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity of WWII." It's powered by an all-new proprietary engine and uses a battle chatter system for authentic dialogue while you're in combat, and the voice acting is done by the blokes out of Band of Brothers.

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Call of Duty 2 demo out

All 665MB of it

Infinity Ward's hugely-anticipated sequel to Call of Duty 2 isn't due out for another two months, but while we await the game's PC and Xbox 360 release you can now check out a huge single player demo that shows off some of the game's new features in all their glory.

Call of Duty 2: first screens

Three new hi-res images from the wartime shooter. Jolly good show.

The sequel to 2003's award-winning PC shooter Call of Duty is marching our way this autumn, and judging by some newly-released screenshots it's coming along very nicely indeed.