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Call of Duty may have accidentally revealed Warzone Duos coming soon

Published: 8/Apr/2020 20:21

by Alan Bernal

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A brief update to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 website briefly displayed an official teaser for a Duos mode in Warzone.

The since-deleted image showed a preview of the “New Modes” coming to the battle royale. The teaser included an image of four players dropping together depicting Quads along with characters dressed in covert suits with snipers, possibly for ‘Scopes and Scatter Guns.’

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But the third image that made a short appearance on the site was for a previously unannounced Duos mode that showed one player firing at an opponent while another covered them from below with a Tactical Shield.

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A Duos playlist was teased for a short time on the Call of Duty site.

The Call of Duty site was quickly updated which removed the image of the highly-requested mode.

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A playlist for Quads is already live in Warzone and we know that Season 3 will bring a continuous supply of new playlists for the free-to-play BR component of Modern Warfare.

While the teaser was shown on an official channel for the devs, the mention of Duos was seemingly premature.

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The image briefly shown on the Call of Duty website indicating a Duos mode is a part of Season 3 plans.

The updated site now removes all mentions of Duos. Though the playlist hasn’t yet been officially announced, the mistakenly posted image is so far the strongest evidence that the devs are considering adding two-member squads.

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If it is something that Warzone will get in Season 3, the Infinity Ward or Activision will likely be making an official announcement detailing Duos soon.

The news comes on the heels of player concerns that have cropped up since Warzone lost the fan-favorite Trios playlist in lieu of Quads, following the massive update on April 7.

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Warzone Duos would be a popular mode for a lot of Call of Duty players.

“WHY would you add Quads, but REMOVE Trios?!” Reddit user ‘lWoooooOl’ said. “We want Solos, Duos, Trios, AND Quads, not just 1 or 2 options. This better not mean Quads will go away eventually or something.”

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Even though there are going to be more rotating modes throughout Season 3, there are some that players would consider as staples for any battle royale.

It’s unclear if the yet-to-be-announced Duos would be the next candidate to replace Quads in Warzone, or if the devs would rather have both playlists running simultaneously.

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In either case, Infinity Ward are bound to appeal to a large portion of their fan base if they do decide to add it, and judging by this slip-up on the official CoD website, the mode is on its way!

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David Vonderhaar going “hardcore” to fix lag in Black Ops Cold War Beta

Published: 10/Oct/2020 11:37

by Joe Craven

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Longtime Call of Duty maker and Treyarch developer David Vonderhaar has responded to concerns over connection in the ongoing Black Ops Cold War Beta, following a host of complaints from players. 

The Black Ops Cold War Beta dropped on October 8, giving (PS4) players another chance to get their hands on Treyarch’s new CoD installment ahead of its November release.

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Following on from the Alpha, Treyarch were keen to let players know what had changed, as well as what they will be monitoring going forwards.

However, many members of the CoD community have identified frustrating aspects of the Beta they want adjusted. While skill-based matchmaking once again dominates the discourse, many are also complaining of serious issues with connection, latency and lag.

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BOCW’s Beta has fixed some of the Alpha’s problems, but has its own too.

What makes the issues all the more confusing, though, is that very few players experienced connection problems in the Alpha. The Beta’s connection issues on the other hand, appear to be affecting a significant portion of the player base.

One of these players is YouTube veteran Drift0r, who highlighted his connection woes as one of the Beta’s most intrusive issues. He communicated this to David Vonderhaar on October 10, after the Treyarch dev asked for a positive and a negative regarding the Beta. “Connection doesn’t feel right. Pretty sure I am behind in every gunfight,” he said.

Vonderhaar responded specifically, confirming that he is prioritizing looking into the issues. “I’ve seen a lot of tweets about the connection,” he replied. “That’s not good. I don’t have any information, but I am going to chase that one down hardcore. Of all the messages I’ve read, that one needs a lot of attention right away.”

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Connection issues for many have taken the form of backing away behind cover, only to be killed by an enemy. Needless to say, this is an incredibly annoying way to die.

It’s important to remember that, despite the issues and the fact it’s the second time many players have been able to get their hands on Black Ops Cold War, this is still only a Beta.

Treyarch’s list of fixes and adjustments before the full game releases will be monumental, and pleasing everyone is a truly impossible task.

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