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3 CoD: Warzone tips & tricks to help you run faster than other players

Published: 26/Mar/2020 23:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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Movement is one of the most important aspects of Call of Duty: Warzone, so here’s a mini-guide on how to increase your running speed in the new battle royale.

Warzone has been all the rage in the Call of Duty community, and since it’s so brand new, players are discovering tricks that improve their gameplay almost on a daily basis.

The latest tips are for movement speed, which is obviously crucial in a game such as this, as it comes into play when you’re trying to run from the gas, get to a certain spot as fast as possible, or escape from enemies trying to chase you.

Infinity WardThere are ways to increase your movement and running speeds in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Turns out that there are certain steps you can take to help you run faster than others, some more obvious but others lesser-known. Below, we’ve listed three tips and tricks that will help you move quicker in Warzone.

1. Equip a lighter weapon

It’s become quite clear that the speed at which you run in Warzone is heavily influenced by the weapon you have in your hands. With lighter guns, you will naturally move more nimbly, and thus get to where you’re going in less time.

So, if you have a light weapon like a pistol or SMG in your inventory, make sure you have that equipped when sprinting, instead of a heavier gun such as a sniper rifle or LMG. An in-depth look at how much each weapon type slows you down can be found in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber TheXclusiveAce.

2. Use Double Time

Double Time is a Perk 1 that really offers three distinct movement boosts. The first is that it doubles the duration of Tactical Sprint, which is that extra gear you can briefly go into while running that increases your speed by 1.5x. The regular duration of this is four seconds, which means Double Time bumps it up to eight seconds, a considerable difference.

The second boost is .it lowers the cooldown for Tactical Sprint, which means you can recover faster after one spell ends and get back to running fast sooner.

The third, and perhaps the least talked-about advantage, is that it increases crouch movement speed by 30%. When you crouch walk, your footsteps make no noise, so being able to do that 30% faster is actually pretty significant.

Infinity WardThe Double Time perk can really help boost your movement speed in Call of Duty: Warzone.

3. ADS Slide Cancel

Slide-cancelling is a trick that a lot of pro players have been using in competitive multiplayer matches, and there’s a variation of it that can increase your movement speed in Warzone.

The idea here is that you use your Tactical Sprint until it runs out, at which point you go into a slide, and right at the start of the animation, you briefly aim down sights with your weapon.

What this does is that it allows you to maintain the fastest sprint speed without losing it, and the point of the ADS at the start of each slide is to cancel out that slight delay you get when you exit the slide before you can run again.

TheXclusiveAce tested this out in-game and determined that this technique actually allows you to get from point A to B approximately 6.6% faster than if you just tried running without any tricks.

A visual demonstration of this can be found in one of his recent videos, which we’ve included below:

There you have it, three tips and tricks that will guaranteed improve how fast you move and sprint in Call of Duty: Warzone. Now, load into a match, try them out, and let us know what you think!

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton

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A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

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Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

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Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

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It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
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You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.