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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals every map to expect in the beta

Published: 5/Oct/2020 4:02

by Brad Norton

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The Black Ops Cold War beta is almost upon us and an early leak has given us our first glimpse at the maps we can expect to see in the upcoming test.

A recent alpha test gave the Call of Duty community its first opportunity to go hands-on with Treyarch’s next big release. While it was short-lived and exclusive to the PlayStation 4, everyone will soon have access to an upcoming beta.

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Kicking off on October 8, a ton of changes and improvements have already been teased. However, one aspect that’s been kept under wraps is just what modes and maps we can expect. The alpha featured five maps that spanned six game modes. Three were standard multiplayer maps, while two were restricted for bigger battles only in the new Combined Arms playlist.

Will all of the same locations be making a return in the beta? Will Treyarch add any more maps to the mix? While there’s sure to be some surprises along the way, an early leak may have answers to these questions already.

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The Black Ops Cold War alpha featured five maps in total.

Previous leaks have outlined a bunch of original Black Ops maps returning with the full release. Meanwhile, other details have slipped through the cracks to reveal a number of specific Zombies maps coming soon. Though multiplayer maps have been somewhat of a mystery.

Miami, Moscow, Satellite, Armada, and Crossroads were the five maps featured in the alpha test. Based on new files from prominent leaker ‘BKTOOR,’ we can expect to see most of these return in the beta. The standard multiplayer maps – Miami, Moscow, and Satellite – all appear to be locked in for the next playable iteration of the game.

On top of these familiar maps, a handful of fresh names were also among the leaked files. Black Sea, Cartel, and Tundra are the new labels spotted ahead of the Cold War beta. These are all brand new, meaning that three new multiplayer maps could be expected for the upcoming test.

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However, do take this with a grain of salt. There’s also a chance that these labels aren’t entirely accurate. Armada was an alpha map set out in the North Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, Crossroads was set in a snowy locale. These could easily be updated names for the Black Sea and Tundra leaks respectively.

Cartel appears to be the lone map with no similarities, so there’s a good chance we still see something new. Even if the other two leaked files match up with the existing maps from the alpha.

The action is set to kick off in a matter of days. Treyarch is setting the Black Ops Cold War beta live on October 8 for PS4 players. From how to gain access and when other platforms go live, be sure to check out our full beta rundown.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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