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Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal date & open beta announced

Published: 26/Aug/2020 21:17

by Theo Salaun

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Following the reveal event that took place in Warzone, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first official gameplay trailer has been revealed alongside release dates for its multiplayer reveal and details about the open beta.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War anticipation is stronger than its ever been as the game nears its multiplayer reveal, open beta, and eventual worldwide release on November 13.

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On August 26, Activision finally unveiled the first worldwide reveal trailer for BOCW via an in-game event in Warzone, and now, players can’t wait until they get a more hands-on experience.

As part of the reveal, the publishers also announced a lot of details about the game, including information concerning the multiplayer reveal and open beta, all of which can be found below.

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When is the Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal?

According to Activision, there will be a full reveal for the multiplayer side of Black Ops Cold War on Friday, September 9. It’ll come via a presentation on Call of Duty’s Twitch channel.

While it’ll undoubtedly be a painful wait for fans until that date arrives, Treyarch did put in a slight teaser for the MP at the very end of the first trailer, and it includes shots of a desert-style map with helicopters and rovers all over the place.

Black Ops Cold War open beta

As has been the case for most recent CoD games, Black Ops Cold War will have an open beta for players to try it out before the full release on November 13.

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Unfortunately for those one PC and Xbox One, the PlayStation community will be the first to get their feet wet, as the Treyarch title’s open beta will release on PS4 “up to five days in advance” before any other platform, as part of Sony’s deal with Activision.

At the moment, the actual release dates for the open beta have yet to be announced, but you can get early access to it by pre-ordering any of the three digital versions of the game. Those who pre-order physical copies will not get early access.

ActivisionPre-ordering any of the digital copies will gain you early access to the Black Ops Cold War open beta.

Of course, if you choose not to pre-order the game, you’ll still be able to try out the open beta but only after the exclusivity periods are over, first on PS4 then on Xbox One and PC. It’s not yet known how long those will be, but such periods can be up to a whole week.

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This gives an eager fanbase a general timeline to look forward to. The campaign’s trailer and features have already been released, the multiplayer trailer will premiere on September 9, and the game will finally be released on November 13 — giving around a month’s range for an open beta to be squeezed into. 

 

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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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