“Moving this season fast to prepare for Black Ops Gulf War” Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 3 Reloaded Details Point to a Change of Priority and Pace for Activision Blizzard

Activision is picking up the pace to roll out new content to prep for Black Ops Gulf War.

"Moving this season fast to prepare for Black Ops Gulf War" Call of Duty: Warzone's Season 3 Reloaded Details Point to a Change of Priority and Pace for Activision Blizzard

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  • Activision is releasing a lot more new content for Season 3 Reloaded of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone.
  • Fans are beginning to speculate the developers are speeding up the release to prepare for Black Ops: Gulf War.
  • Call of Duty will be returning to the beloved Black Ops mini-series with a new sequel taking place after Black Ops: Cold War.
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Call of Duty has been a staple in the video game industry and has never gone from the public eye with annual releases. Activision Blizzard has been pumping out new content this season for both the multiplayer of Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone all in preparation for what’s coming next.

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The franchise is returning to a beloved sub-series through Black Ops: Gulf War and the gaming community is starting to notice where the developers’ priorities lie.

Activision Is Speeding up Call of Duty Season 3 Reloaded

Activision is speeding up the timetable for Season 3 Reloaded to adjust for Black Ops: Gulf War.
Activision is speeding up the timetable for Season 3 Reloaded to adjust for Black Ops: Gulf War.

Things are slowly ramping up for the famous video game franchise ever since news broke about the latest installment coming this year. The focus of the developers is currently on the current season and has shared a list of new content like maps, game modes, upgrades to gear and equipment, and zombies.

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Some members of the community are quick to call them out for how fast this season is moving which is an indication of Activision Blizzard’s true priorities.

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There were rumblings of the developers taking the fans on another trip down memory lane by reintroducing Raul Menendez, the main villain of Black Ops 2 villain in the newest sequel. Initial reactions are quite negative and it doesn’t sit well with fans who have no interest to see the classic villain make a return.

Activision has heavily relied on the success of the past which hinders the creative decisions. While it is true that the Black Ops era of the franchise was a massive success, it can also be counterproductive to creativity.

The developers are rushing Warzone and the multiplayer of Modern Warfare 3 with new content which can be overwhelming and could leave a bad message of the team wanting to get it over with and move on to the next big thing.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War Could Be a Huge Success

Black Ops Cold War received generally favorable reviews compared to Modern Warfare 3.
Black Ops Cold War received generally favorable reviews compared to Modern Warfare 3.

Perhaps the executives are speeding up the timetable to generate more hype for a strong launch. It could all be some form of corporate greed just to drive up sales and revenue for another lackluster and embarrassing attempt to recapture the core of the franchise and appeal to a diverse gaming community.

It can be exciting to receive another game each year but the reputation of the company speaks for itself, not many fans were thrilled with the short campaign of the previous installment and there is a strong likelihood this is the path that Activision Blizzard is going to take forward.

Despite reports of this year being a major shift in tone for the franchise as it will become much more streamlined than it ever was before, the developers still have much to prove and ensure the longevity of the interest of fans.

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There is a significant division of focus in the current climate of the game industry, some are more interested in the multiplayer or live service aspect while there are those who are comfortable playing campaigns alone. Activision is trying to cater to both but has cut corners which affected last year’s entry.

Are you looking forward to the next Call of Duty this year? Let us know in the comments!

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