A strange Modern Warfare bug is bringing Warzone’s armor plates to the game’s multiplayer modes — and nobody can figure out why.
Warzone has been a huge hit as a battle royale spinoff of the Call of Duty franchise, but for all intents and purposes, the two are very much separated for the most part and fundamentally treated as two different games.
Although you can do certain things in multiplayer to help yourself out in Warzone, such as level up weapons or unlock new skins, there’s not really anything you can bring from Warzone into multiplayer — at least, there isn’t supposed to be.
Armor Plates are a Warzone item that help players up their health.
It’s unclear how long this bug has been in the game for, or what’s causing it, but it looks like players are able to gain some extra health in regular multiplayer thanks to Warzone’s armor plates.
As shown in the clip below, a hardcore game — where players usually have minimal health — was being slowed down by a player that survived much longer than he should have.
As mentioned, there doesn’t seem to be any clear reason for this happening. It may be an intentional exploit made by the player to give themselves extra health, but it could also be an accidental bug that the player themself is also clueless about.
It’s likely Infinity Ward will want to get this issue figured out and fixed as soon as possible, but thus far they are yet to acknowledge or comment on the issue — especially with Season 5 about to kick off.
The Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally here. Download links are now live for those who pre-ordered the game digitally and Treyarch has released some new information about what the pre-release version is going to include. Here’s everything you need to know.
After Activision and Treyarch gave fans on PlayStation 4 a small glimpse of Black Ops Cold War during open Alpha, which ran only for one weekend and included a handful of content, the game’s Beta is now in full swing
Prior to the Beta’s launch, Treyarch released a lot of information about what would be included, such as the brand new mode that will be available during this pre-release period.
Cold War Beta modes
The modes that Treyarch are including with the Open Beta are similar to those found in the Open Alpha. That being said, there are two major additions that players of the latter didn’t get a chance to experience yet.
The first is VIP Escort, which tasks players with protecting and bringing a specially designated player from one side of the map to the other, without being killed. Players can be downed in this mode, similar to Warzone, and scorestreaks are disabled.
In addition, players will also be able to play the new 40-player mode Fireteam: Dirty Bomb. Information about this mode is scarce, however, we do know that it will pit four teams of 10 players against one another in a fight for uranium on a large scale map.
Combined Arms Domination
Combined Arms Assault
The Black Ops Cold War Beta debuted a new multiplayer map called Cartel
There were a total of five maps during the BOCW Alpha, so all of them are expected to also be available during the Beta. Furthermore, Treyarch have announced that a new one called Cartel will also be added to the mix for both 6v6 and 12v12 modes.
New: Cartel (6v6 & 12v12)
FOV Slider & Ping system
For the first time ever, a Call of Duty game will feature a FOV slide on both PC and console, as announced by Treyarch. This will allow players to adjust their field of view in order to get a wider look at their surroundings at all times.
“We’re extremely excited to bring the Field of View (FOV) slider feature to all platforms for the first time in a Black Ops game, and you’ll be able to try it out during the Beta,” the devs wrote.
For the first time ever, an FOV slider is coming to console in Black Ops Cold War!
That’s not the only thing making its CoD debut, at least as far as multiplayer is concerned. Black Ops Cold War will also see a Ping system added to MP for the first time, giving players a way to non-verbally communicate with each other.
Users will be able to “ping objectives, loot, locations, and enemies” for teammates during a match, which had been the case in Warzone but never in a Call of Duty multiplayer.
Activision has announced that players who get to level 10 during the beta will receive a free blueprint when the game releases.
Unlike the Alpha, players will be able to level up in a progression system that’s designed exclusively for this version.
Treyarch explains: “Players can progress and rank up in the Beta-specific leveling system where loadout items, including new weaponry, covert spy tech through Field Upgrades, and badass Scorestreaks can be unlocked by earning XP.”
Like every other CoD beta, there are rewards that you can earn for the full game. If players are able to reach level 10 at any point during the beta, they’ll receive a free Mutual Animosity Blueprint for the Type 821, which is the weapon most comparable to the Uzi in previous games.
The Black Ops Cold War Beta is set to include two new modes: Fireteam Dirty Bomb and VIP Escort.
Treyarch previously announced the beta schedule, however, they once again clarified when everyone will be able to get their hands on it. Fans are currently able to pre-load the beta on PS4 and players on other platforms will be able to do so on October 13, 2020.
October 8-9: PS4 early access
October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms
As for what’s changing between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.
All in all, this seems like a pretty packed Beta. Between the new Fireteam mode and the grind for max level, players should have a lot to do over the next couple of weekends.