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Call of Duty 2019 official reveal – date, time, Modern Warfare rumors, how to watch

Published: 29/May/2019 16:30 Updated: 30/May/2019 13:27

by Paul Cot

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Call of Duty have confirmed that the reveal for the brand new 2019 CoD game, rumored to be a new Modern Warfare title, will take place on May 30.

The game is widely expected to be called Modern Warfare, as opposed to the previously rumored Modern Warfare 4, and will apparently be a ‘soft reboot’ of the beloved franchise.

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Date and time of CoD 2019 reveal

As previously rumored, the Call of Duty reveal will take place on May 30 at 6pm BST / 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. While the video doesn’t confirm the time directly, the blurry tease of May 30, 10am PDT almost certainly alludes to the official reveal time.

How to watch CoD 2019 reveal

The official reveal for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will likely be available on Call of Duty’s official YouTube channel. It has not been confirmed if the reveal will also be streamed on Twitch, although previous reveals have been.

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The video was scheduled to go live Call of Duty’s YouTube, but images from the thumbnail leaked and revealed the first look at Modern Warfare’s cover art, so it has since been taken down.

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Key info leaked about Modern Warfare

In anticipation of the reveal event on May 30, Activision uploaded the content to YouTube a day early, which gave some users access to glimpses of the upcoming stream.

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Although Activision were quick to take down the content, they were not quick enough to prevent key game art, a sneak peek clip, and the release date of the game to be leaked

What could be revealed?

Speculation is rampant as to what the new Call of Duty game could include. Excitement ahead of new Call of Duty games is always intense but with a supposed return to the Modern Warfare series, this reveal has an extra edge to it.

There has been a lot of discussion about the 2019 CoD single-player mode with the strongest rumors indicating a campaign inspired by Modern Warfare 2’s infamous “No Russian” mission. Consequently, the reveal could be centred around this.

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What modes the new Call of Duty includes could also be revealed. Rumors for this range from a four player co-op campaign, a return to the classic Spec Ops mode to MW2 and MW3 references.

ActivisionFew games have the cult following that MW2 and MW3 do…

Naturally a game titled Modern Warfare would demand some sort of connotation to its predecessors. The hype for a remaster of both Modern Warfare 2 and 3 is perhaps as big as any game that has previously got the remastered treatment.

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With the game being described as a reboot by leaks, the addition of either MW2 or MW3 multiplayer mode being remastered is far from certain. Instead, the core Modern Warfare multiplayer mode could utilize maps from both these games.

A mixture of MW2 and MW3 maps appearing in game has been touted. Whether these are direct remakes or something different such as the maps being combined remains to be seen.

Last updated: May 30, 9:26 AM EST.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone update nerfs AS VAL & SP-R: Patch notes

Published: 8/Oct/2020 17:13 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 18:26

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s October 8 update has quickly nerfed the overpowered rounds on Season 6’s new AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, while fixing a bizarre Warzone bug. Check out the full patch notes below.

In one of CoD’s quicker patches, Infinity Ward have officially fixed the SP-R 208 and AS VAL shenanigans players have experienced since Season 6 deployed on September 28. In this patch, which IW had alluded to in recent days, the developers fixed the AS VAL’s absurd bullet penetration with its SSP 10-R mags and completely overhauled the SP-R’s hitscan dominance.

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The SKS marksman rifle also received a light tweak, but, more importantly for Warzone enthusiasts, the bugged interaction between the subway’s fast travel system and Verdansk’s gas has been fixed.

AS VAL and SP-R nerfs

The AS VAL’s SSP 10-R mags let it shoot through walls upon walls and the SP-R’s .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags let it essentially shoot as a hitscan sniper up to 450 meters. As such, Season 6’s AR was a nightmare in multiplayer and the marksman rifle was some sort of hybrid HDR-meets-Kar98k monstrosity.

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Both of those issues have been abruptly adjusted, following recent confirmations from Infinity Ward that they would be tackling the overpowered weapons sooner than later.

While the AS VAL’s change was a simple one, just removing the ability to shoot through multiple walls, the SP-R has also gone through a number of changes aimed at balancing it more appropriately for Verdansk gameplay.

Warzone Subway bug fix

When Season 6 dropped, it came with a new, subterranean fast-travel system in the form of a subway that moves around the entire map. Unfortunately, players quickly realized that the underground transport could also bring you to an undeserved victory as the system could be abused to ignore the gas while your opponents on the surface coughed to death.

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That issue has now been resolved in the October 8 update, with players within the subway no longer untouched by the battle royale’s toxic gas. This is tremendous news for those who want to play the game without worrying about ‘sewer rats’ exploiting a major bug. In combination with the nerfs to the AS VAL and SP-R, this patch should be a community favorite.

SP-R 208 Warzone loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
The SP-R 208 turned Warzone into sniper glint-filled chaos.

Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 patch notes

General

  • Fixed an issue where players could survive in the gas while staying on the subway fast-travel system

Weapons

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AS VAL

  • Fixed a bug where the SSP 10-R mags could allow bullet penetration through multiple walls

SP-R 208

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  • Increase to flinch
  • Minor reduction to ADS speed
  • Variable zoom scope: moved weapon closer to player while ADSing, small reduction to ADS speed
  • .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags: reduction to bullet velocity, reduction to ADS speed

SKS

  • Small reduction to ADS speed for variable zoom scopes