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Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale: Trailer, details, more revealed

Published: 9/Mar/2020 16:52 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 17:25

by Matt Porter

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After numerous leaks, rumors, and reports, battle royale returns to the Call of Duty in the form of Warzone, a brand-new 150 player mode developed by Infinity Ward to accompany Modern Warfare.

Fans of the legendary first-person shooter franchise have been clamoring for news about a possible battle royale, with data miners and leakers teasing that they would soon be diving into a brand-new map following the success of Treyarch’s Blackout in Black Ops 4.

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After all the speculation and some teases in Modern Warfare itself, Infinity Ward have finally confirmed that Warzone is on its way to Call of Duty fans around the world, with the game releasing for free on all platforms in an announcement on Monday, March 9.

Main menu in Modern Warfare.
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Modern Warfare’s main menu has had a “Classified” section since Season Two began.

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Infinity Ward officially released the first trailer for Call of Duty: Warzone on Monday, March 9, giving fans a look at what they can expect when the mode goes live. 150 players will dive into one of the largest battle royale maps ever, complete with legendary locations from past titles like Terminal, Scrapyard, and Broadcast, along with some specially-designed new points-of-interest designed by the developers.

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Warzone is unlike any battle royale we’ve ever seen before though. While games like Fortnite and Apex Legends have introduced ways to respawn in the past, Infinity Ward have created a fascinating new system that is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Players collect cash while searching for loot around the map, which can then be exchanged at Buy Stations to revive a fallen comrade at a hefty price.

If you’ve been eliminated early in the match though, you can actually earn your way back into the action at the Gulag, a 1v1 showdown where the winner jumps back into the action and the loser hopes their teammates are flush with cash.

For those eager to get into the action, the good news is that you won’t have long to wait before you can jump into Infinity Ward’s battle royale map, with the Classified tab now reading as a countdown which is set to expire on Tuesday, March 10.

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Call of Duty: Warzone will be available as part of your Modern Warfare game, or as a stand-alone launcher on PC via Battle.net, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network.

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Black Ops Cold War beta update nerfs sliding bug: full patch notes

Published: 11/Oct/2020 17:39 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 18:40

by Theo Salaun

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta has received its first set of patches in an October 11 update deployed by Treyarch focused on sliding, settings, and tunings. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops is no stranger to sliding exploits, as players will most prominently remember from the “g-slide” back in Black Ops III. And the CoD community, as a whole, is very familiar with slide-canceling mechanics, as they have been pivotal to competitive movement in Modern Warfare 2019 and Warzone.

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It should therefore be no surprise that, following a series of exploits discovered with slides in the Cold War Open Beta, Treyarch are prioritizing a major sliding bug as the first bud to be nipped.

In a series of light updates, the developers have nerfed the Duster Stock’s impact on mobility, increase the Spy Plane’s cooldown, changed some game settings around, and deployed a crash fix.

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It’s not exactly clear that the Duster Stock is the reason behind every single slide exploit discovered in Black Ops Cold War thus far, but it has been a major point of emphasis for those within the CoD community. In former Los Angeles Guerrillas pro player, Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price’s feedback, he singled out the attachment and said it needs a “complete overhaul.”

Treyarch have listened to those critiques and responded by tuning the stock so that its sliding speed is no longer as deadly. With the cross-play beta opening up for a weekend on October 16, it will be interesting to see how the community reacts.

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While players have enjoyed discovering details throughout BOCW, they’ve been less happy about the movement exploits.

Past the Duster Stock adjustments, Treyarch has also increased the Spy Plane’s cooldown so that there can’t be too many of them hanging overhead at one time. This is a light change, but likely a welcome one.

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Lastly, some settings changes were made, including to the TDM score limit and to the process of joining matches that are already in progress. Of course, they also tacked on a fix to a weird crash bug during Best Play after VIP Escort matches.

Black Ops Cold War October 11 patch notes

  • Adjusted tuning on the Duster stock attachment to prevent faster sliding than intended.
  • Increased the cooldown on the Spy Plane to help limit their numbers in the sky at one time.
  • Increased TDM score limit from 75 to 100.
  • Adjusted conditions for joining in progress to prevent players from joining matches that are about to end.
  • Fixed an additional crash that could occur during the Best Play in a VIP Escort match.