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Call of Duty: Warzone details leaked by Twitch and YouTuber Chaos

Published: 9/Mar/2020 10:09

by Matt Porter

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A number of Call of Duty: Warzone leaks have taken place, with Twitch uploading a number of advertisements for the battle royale early to the streaming site, while YouTuber Chaos accidentally released an 11-minute video breaking down the mode.

Ever since Modern Warfare was first announced, leaks have circulated about the prospect of a battle royale appearing in the game, following the success of Treyarch’s mode Blackout when it released alongside Black Ops 4 in 2018.

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For weeks, fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the battle royale, with multiple data miners and leakers dropping clues and hints about what is to come – while the start of Modern Warfare’s Season 2 introduced a strange “Classified” section specifically for Warzone, as a further number of hints and teasers appeared in-game as well, pointing towards potential release dates and locations featured in the mode.

Player firing a minigun in Modern Warfare.
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A number of leaks appeared late on Sunday, March 8 regarding Warzone.

While there is no official word from Infinity Ward on the release of Warzone or potential dates for announcements to be made, YouTuber Chaos seems to have jumped the gun, and uploaded an 11-minute video about the battle royale mode, much to the surprise of those who managed to watch the video.

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The video originally went live late on Sunday, March 8, but was quickly unlisted, with it appearing that Chaos scheduled the upload for the wrong date and YouTube publishing the video to his audience. While the video was made private, over 10,000 people were able to watch it before it was removed from the site entirely, with those who managed to catch it able to watch 11 minutes of gameplay recorded by the YouTuber when he attended Infinity Ward’s studio to test the game.

In it, the YouTuber expanded on rumors that the game will be free-to-play, talked about the return of legendary maps as locations, and gave a first-look at gameplay from Warzone. Chaos also stated that the mode is “available now,” but Warzone is not expected to release on Monday, March 9.

The video was uploaded to Chaos’ YouTube before being taken down.

Elsewhere, Twitch also apparently jumped the gun, uploading a number of advertisements to the streaming platform mention Warzone, with the images encouraging players to “join now,” perhaps confirming that the mode’s official release is taking place in the very near future.

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Infinity Ward and Activision have yet to respond to the leaks by Twitch or Chaos, but the video has been completely removed from the YouTuber’s channel, with those who had the link no longer able to access it.

Data miners such as TheGamingRevolution have dropped a number of leaks about what players can expect when the mode finally goes live, such as potential progression systems, details about the map, and challenges that will be released when Warzone is made available.

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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
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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