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Call of Duty: World at War PC Patch 1.5 Arriving Tomorrow, Map Pack #2 Included Free

PC players of Call of Duty: World at War will receive the shooter's second map pack for free in a new patch set to arrive tomorrow, developer Treyarch has announced.

Packing four new multiplayer arenas--including one for the popular zombie mode--Map Pack #2 hit one million sales on consoles in only four days when it was released for $10 in June. The first map pack also arrived free for PC players in a patch.

Click on through for a full list of changes the update will bring.

PC Patch 1.5:

  • CO-OP hosts can now kick players from their lobby
  • Improved dog spawning in MP
  • Addressed an issue with Zombie pathing
  • Fixed an instance of the player model displaying incorrectly
  • Some unhandled exception errors have been addressed
  • Improved server browser's refresh functionality when the Source is set to 'Favorites'
  • Added support for CODTV
  • "cg_DrawFPS 1" now only displays FPS and cg ms/frame
  • Added RCon command "teamstatus" to display players' team information
  • Mods: Added joinsquad script function
  • Mods: Players can now join CO-OP lobbies that are hosting map names with more than eighteen characters
  • Mods: Users can now load custom maps when the usermaps folder contains fifty or more custom maps
  • Mods: Removed the loading of duplicate assets that contributed to the '2048 materials' error
  • Mods: Increased the amount of mods displayable in the Mods menu
  • Mods: Fixed a crash related to the mod.arena file
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    July 16, 2009 9:19 AM

    FREE?! What the fuck? yes i'm a console owner

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      July 16, 2009 9:26 AM

      You did get the maps over a month earlier. And. Well. You know. Stuff.

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        July 16, 2009 12:35 PM

        yeah, I'm fine with early release being paid, but I wish if they release the stuff for PC later then let the consoles get them for free at that point. I'm sure a huge part of it is the console distribution systems not wanting their online systems and bandwidth used for free content.

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        July 16, 2009 6:01 PM

        6 months early might have been worth it, but not 1 month.

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      July 16, 2009 9:27 AM

      This is how FPS games have been supported on PC for more than a decade. Remember the UT series bonus packs? Each one of those had more content that any of the paid shit on consoles, and they were always free.

      My guess is, since they don't have to deal with MS's licensing and certification bullshit on PC, and since they don't have to front the cost of bandwidth for the downloads themselves, they decided to be generous and release the maps free on PC. Too bad no one else does this now.

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        July 16, 2009 11:16 AM

        That, and it's by far their smallest user base.

        They'd likely be finding a way to charge for it if it was a majority of the players; Activision's not exactly a fan of giving things away for free.

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      July 16, 2009 9:32 AM

      "yes i'm a console owner" then you should be used to being raped on map packs costing money by now.

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        July 16, 2009 10:00 AM

        I feel fucked. Maybe its time to get back to PC gaming...

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      July 16, 2009 9:46 AM

      Note that if they follow the Bungie model, the map pack will soon be free on consoles as well. You basically paid to have it early.

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        July 16, 2009 10:34 AM

        They (meaning Activision) haven't made any of the COD4 or COD5 map packs released previously on the consoles free. :(

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      July 16, 2009 9:49 AM

      I was gonna come on here, and gloat about how it's pretty awesome that this seems to be a growing trend. I honestly don't mind waiting an extra period of time to have the content for free.

      Console owners don't always get raped. They get a lot of cool stuff, betas and what not, for games that we won't see for over a year on PC for free. That said, yeah, should be used to getting nickle-and-dimed on stuff like this.

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      July 16, 2009 2:52 PM

      hey and welcome to pc gaming for last .. i don't know 5-10 years, just started with this generation console( that they started to put a price on extra maps and other dlc

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      July 16, 2009 4:37 PM

      You pay more for your games and for your additional content. Plus you use inferior controls and look at inferior graphics. Thats what you get for being a console gamer. nothing personal, just the facts.

      I can hook my PC to my HDTV
      I can upgrade my PC for $500 or less plus it does SO much more than a console.


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      July 16, 2009 5:59 PM

      Yup, Activision is shitting on their best customers (console players) yet again. They bilk console customers for 60% more money overall for the game and two map packs: $50 on PC vs. $80 total on consoles.

      Way to reward the PC platform for being plagued by piracy and having no standard hardware/software configuration which makes development and debugging easier. Plus user-made maps and mods are available on PC. Activision could release this stuff for free on consoles as well, but they don't care if they piss of their largest customer base, apparently.

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        July 17, 2009 1:17 AM

        LOL rage on console boy, you made the choice to buy a cod game on a console so you reap what you sow my friend.
        Thanks to console's most new games are being dumbed down and in game interfaces are made a pain thanks to dev's ensuring that they can cram the controls into the limted amount of inputs that the console controllers provied rather than a full keyboard.

        Thats the legacy of console gaming!


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      July 17, 2009 1:06 AM

      Nvidia paid for CoD4 map packs, probably doing the same here so while the PC gamer isnt paying Nvidia is trying to keep the platform to which it sells GPU's relevant.

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        July 17, 2009 11:48 AM

        1st, it was Intel for the last WAW pack, not nVidia.

        2nd, if you think Intel forked over $10 to Activision for every pack downloaded by PC gamers, you are a fool. They don't shoulder the cost equal to what console gamers get milked for.

        3rd, since when did map packs from the developer make a platform relevant? I think user created content (free again) is a point of relevancy for the PC, perhaps.

        Last, when Xbox gamers stop paying extra for maps, you'll start getting them for free as well.

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