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Black Ops Cold War Nov 23 update patch notes: MP spawns, Zombies fixes

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:34 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 22:31

by Tanner Pierce

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Treyarch has released yet another brand new patch for Black Ops Cold War and while it doesn’t fix a whole lot, it does address some minor problems with the game’s spawns, an issue with Flak Jacket, and also some Zombies bugs. Here’s everything you need to know.

If you were worried that Treyarch might not update Black Ops Cold War as much as it needed to be since launch then it appears like you’re sorely mistaken. The developer ended up releasing the game’s first major patch on Friday, November 20, before releasing yet another patch soon thereafter, mainly addressing the Zombies mode.

Now, just a couple days after that update, Treyarch has already released yet another patch for Black Ops Cold War, making it the third one is just a few days. The patch itself is relatively minor, addressing a few small but notable issues within the game’s multiplayer and zombies modes.

Biggest changes in the Nov 23 update for Multiplayer and Zombies

The most notable fix with this new update, at least on the multiplayer side of things, has to do with the spawns. There have been two minor fixes here, with one having to do with Hardpoint specifically, and the other having to do with weighting on two maps.

At the end of the day, any spawn fix, no matter how small, is welcome considering it’s always a point of contention within the community. As it’s been with the community for years, spawns will always need adjustments and fixes.

In addition to the spawns, an issue with Flak Jacket, which wasn’t giving protection to players in Hardcore and a UI error in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb were also fixed.

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A bug with the Megaton Zombie, which was causing it to be immune permanently, has been fixed with this new update.

On the Zombies side of things, a bug tied to the Ring of Fire field upgrade, was also fixed, as well as the Megaton boss. In rare circumstances, the creature would sometimes become permanently invincible.

As previously mentioned, it’s a pretty small patch. There’s still a ton that needs to be addressed like the random crashes, the annoying bugs, and more. Still, it’s nice to see that Treyarch is updating the game so frequently that it’s only a mere couple days between patches. Here’s hoping more come in the near future.

You can find Treyarch’s full patch notes below:

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Spawns

  • Adjusted Hardpoint spawn logic to reduce average travel time to active Hardpoints.
  • Adjusted enemy weighting for spawns in Crossroads Strike and Armada Strike.

Fireteam: Dirty Bomb

  • Addressed a UI error that could sometimes occur when loading into a match of Fireteam: Dirty Bomb on Ruka.

Perks

  • Addressed an issue that would prevent Flak Jacket from properly protecting the player from explosive damage in Hardcore modes.

ZOMBIES

Field Upgrades

  • Addressed an issue where the player could earn Field Upgrade charge while their Ring of Fire was currently activated.

Enemies

  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused zombies to use their ranged attack unexpectedly.
  • Addressed a rare issue that could rarely cause the Megaton to be permanently invincible after splitting.

Stability

  • Added various stability fixes.
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LIVE: Twitch Rivals $250K Warzone Doritos Bowl Grand Finals: Team Iron takes lead

Published: 21/Jan/2021 22:30 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 0:48

by Brad Norton

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The next major Call of Duty: Warzone event, the first custom since Black Ops Cold War’s integration, is here as the postponed Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl is finally underway on January 21 . From every team in the private lobby to where you can watch, here’s everything you need to know as the event unfolds.


  • Team Iron leads the overall standings after the first three rounds.
  • Team UnRationaL is closing the gap just a single point behind.
  • Top competitors include Aydan, HusKerrs and Tfue

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Stream

The Twitch Rivals stream is the best choice for viewers who want to skip between the different teams with live commentary.

Among the top players to watch, fans can tune into Aydan or HusKerr‘s streams — each are ranked among Warzone’s best and the game’s highest earners.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Placements (LIVE)

Current Placement Team Points
1st its_iron, OPMarked, yeet 76
2nd UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool 75
3rd zColorss, Frozone, aHTracTXII 64
4th HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny 55
5th SuperVeryCoolGuyy, Yata, zenithxl 53
6th gepege_, n4noFPS, Monin29_ 47
7th aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_ 47
8th mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable 46
9th Aydan, Blazt, Rated 39
10th Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan 35

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Results & recap

The first custom match got off an intense start with many of the biggest names dropping out early. While a handful of fan-favorite teams made it to the top 10, it was Team Iron that took out the emphatic win. They knocked out HusKerr’s in the closing moments to secure the victory with 17 kills to their name. They immediately jumped into first place with 42 points in total.

Iron and his Trio continued their reign atop the standings through the next two rounds though the gap continued to close. UnRationaL’s team came just one point away from tying the leaders, with Frozone’s Trio falling close behind in third place.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Schedule

The event had two days of qualifiers, one open and one closed, helping decide the final 49 teams (24 qualifiers, 25 invitees) of trios that made it to the Finals on January 21. 

Date Time (PT) Time (ET) Time (GMT)
January 21 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Invited teams

25 teams have been invited to compete in the Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl. From the most popular streamers to veteran competitors, all of the biggest names were dropped into the same lobby. Alongside the invited Trios, 24 qualifying teams are also in the lobby.

Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Teams
Tfue, Destroy, ClutchBelk
Kalei, xcudi, Pz_Blue
IceManIsaac, exzachtt, Rallied
Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan
TeePee, DouisRaw, Merk
Tommey, AlmxndTV, newbz
HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny
LEGIQN, babydillster, x2Pac_ThuGLorD
p90princess, ReelMason, AngelWalks
LuckyChamu, Repullze, KuyaJay
BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman
aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_
its_iron, OPMarked, yeet
JaredFPS, Bartonologist, RussDaddy
UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool
ProblemWright, Braxtvn, stukawaki
mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable
Pamaj, Dirty, JHaZeGV
SebasBeron, FadezIV, galex
Aydan, Blazt, Rated
jordy2d, Sallyisadog, LoochyTV
ItsMeRachelG, ukforty, mnavo
1Bibby, JoshuaAlfaro, AznBoi
METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, Unifyz
PRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Format

For this major Warzone event, teams are playing in private lobbies, opposed to the usual kill-race format. There are 49 teams in total as every Trio battles it out in the same match.

Points are accumulated across five lobbies as placement and kills are all-important. Each elimination is worth one point and more points are awarded for a better finish. The full point structure can be seen below.

Placement Points
1st 25
2nd 20
3rd 15
4th 10
5th-7th 7
8th-10th 4
11th-15th 2
16th-20th 1

With $250,000 on the line, fans are very curious to find out which of these esteemed competitors can rise up. Unlike traditional Warzone tournaments, the private lobby ensures that everyone will be facing off against the best of the best and that no SBMM lobby luck can come into play.

As the first custom tournament since Black Ops Cold War’s integration and the first major tourney since the DMR’s second wave of nerfs, this is a major stepping stone for the Warzone community and an excellent chance to see more cautious gameplay in an evolving meta.