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Modern Warfare confirmed as CoD 2019 – Release date and trailer

Published: 10/May/2019 9:37 Updated: 30/May/2019 18:03

by Paul Cot

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After months of speculation and anticipation Modern Warfare has been confirmed as the title of the 2019 Call of Duty game.

It had widely been assumed that Modern Warfare 4 would be the title of the 2019 Call of Duty game. With rumors of the next game being a new Modern Warfare, it was understandable that many thought it would be MW4.

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However, prominent figures in the CoD community revealed it would actually be called Modern Warfare. This of course has proven correct resulting in Call of Duty shocking fans by avoiding the MW4 tag.

Developed by Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare sees the first return to the Modern Warfare series since 2011 when MW3 came out.

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Even with the popularity of the Black Ops games, the Modern Warfare titles are arguably held in greater regard. It is this fondness that has resulted in Modern Warfare being one of the most anticipated releases in Call of Duty history.

Trailer

As is customary with any Call of Duty reveal, an exciting new trailer was shared.

While all CoD trailers do a fantastic job of hyping the next game, the Modern Warfare trailer looks particularly special.

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The 1:52 long trailer which is based on “actual in-game footage” teases the lines “the rules have changed” and “going dark” – two phrases which have been seen in the build up to the Modern Warfare reveal. Various locations are shown in the campaign footage including most notably what appears to be the UK.

Release date

The fourth instalment of the Modern Warfare series will release on October 25, 2019.

This doesn’t come as any huge surprise as Call of Duty Black Ops 4 also released in October. Previous Call of Duty games have generally released in the first two weeks of November – it appears the new strategy is for an October release.

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Modern Warfare will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. A video posted to the official PlayStation YouTube channel shows that their exclusivity deal will continue for Modern Warfare.

The trailer concludes with a voice saying: “Play new content first on PS4”. This potentially doesn’t refer to Modern Warfare and it could be a general statement – however it seems likely it does.

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ActivisionCall of Duty fans have been waiting for years for MW2 and MW3 remastered news…

What’s next?

Speculation will continue to run wild as to what else Modern Warfare will entail.

In the coming weeks there will be events held for a select few to capture gameplay. This will be released when Call of Duty provide their first official look Modern Warfare 4 gameplay.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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