Clues have emerged for a possible Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode - Dexerto
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Clues have emerged for a possible Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode

Published: 20/Sep/2019 1:54 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 2:05

by Brad Norton

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The popular Call of Duty franchise may be heading back to its roots with boots on the ground gameplay in Modern Warfare, but it looks like we might also be seeing a fresh take on the Battle Royale genre.

Marking their first title since Call of Duty Infinite Warfare in 2016, developers Infinity Ward look to be hitting the reset button on the global phenomenon with the upcoming Modern Warfare release. Emphasizing grounded combat and a more methodical pace for the multiplayer shooter.

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With the public beta having launched on September 19, one line of code in the game files alluding to a Battle Royale mode, appears to have slipped through the cracks.

In a Tweet on the very same day as the beta-launch, YouTuber TheGamingRevolution has allegedly sifted through the code and discovered a line pertaining to an undisclosed Battle Royale mode.

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“There we have it, Battle Royale is mentioned in the code of Modern Warfare,” he explained.

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With the letters ‘br’ frequent throughout the line of code, the text also includes mention of ‘money drops’ and ‘player drops,’ likely alluding to functions within the mode itself.

While no official details have been released about the inclusion of a Battle Royale mode in Modern Warfare, with the title releasing on October 25, it’s likely that we’ll get confirmation in the very near future.

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This certainly isn’t the first time that players have tried to connect the dots and unveil the potential inclusion of a Battle Royale mode in Modern Warfare.

In the limited-time PlayStation 4 beta, players noted the exclusion of a Raven Software logo throughout the booting up process. The development studio has been linked to Modern Warfare, yet their lack of presence in the Multiplayer beta has the community questioning if they’ve been working on a separate Battle Royale mode all along. 

TheGamingRevolution was also responsible for recent leaks revolving around DLC weapons and the fact that they could be released at no cost following the launch of Modern Warfare. 

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With the beta now live to the public across all platforms, here’s everything you need to know to get started.

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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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