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CoD: Modern Warfare leak suggests massive multiplayer changes – Cross-platform, class system and more

Published: 30/May/2019 10:12 Updated: 30/May/2019 10:38

by Matt Porter


A Chinese leaker who claims to have insider knowledge on the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game claims that Infinity Ward intend on making some major changes to the game’s multiplayer mode.

The developers, alongside publisher Activision, are set to reveal Modern Warfare for the first time on May 30, but now a leaker using the name Victor__Z on Twitter appears to have leaked a ton of new information regarding the game’s single-player, multiplayer and micro-transaction system.

Victor__Z previously revealed that he was aware that the title of the game would not be Modern Warfare 4 back in April, weeks before the news broke, but as with any leaks, any information should be taken as a rumor and not as fact.

Infinity WardThe leaker predicted that the game wouldn’t be titled Modern Warfare 4 back in April.

Major changes could be coming to multiplayer

In a Reddit post translating Victor__Z’s now-deleted tweets, the leaker states that the multiplayer portion of the game may be free to play, which would match up with a Kotaku report that stated Activision were considering this model for the game. The leaker also mentioned cross-platform “connectivity between PC, PS4 and Xbox” but didn’t specifically confirm that this was full cross-platform play, 

A change to the micro-transaction model is apparently also in the works, similar to the one used in Infinite Warfare and World War II, which will be tested in Black Ops 4 later this year. 

One of the most surprising inclusions in the leaks are the sweeping changes to multiplayer. He suggests that Modern Warfare will move back to the automatically regenerating 100 health points system from previous games, and says that weapons have high recoil.

Victor__Z also states that the “Pick 10” system for choosing classes is gone, and the game will also scrap Specialist characters, and shockingly ditch the minimap entirely, which has been a staple of Call of Duty for over a decade.

The leaker also discussed the idea of “skills”, which give players active and passive perks to use in game, but what these entail is currently unknown. Victor__Z finished up by talking about weapons, which players will apparently be able to equip four attachments to.

Twitter: Victor__ZThe translated tweets posted by Victor__Z includes lots of new leaks regarding Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare single-player campaign, Co-Op and Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

For fans hoping to get their hands on a remastered version of fan-favorite title Modern Warfare 2, Victor__Z has bad news, as he claims there will not be an updated version of the game releasing alongside Modern Warfare.

The game’s campaign will be based around a story of anti-terrorism, and will feature three main protagonists, two male and one female, whose stories will eventually join together at the finale of the story.

There will also be a Co-op mode, however Victor__Z states that what it is remains extremely secretive, and while it is “apparently large enough to be its own game,” may not be available upon the game’s release.

While Victor__Z has been accurate with leaks regarding the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise before, it’s worth remembering that nothing is confirmed until Activision or Infinity Ward announce it themselves.

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How to get Flaming Pumpkin Head in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 22/Oct/2020 10:14

by Jacob Hale


The Halloween Event in Modern Warfare & Warzone has brought in a whole bunch of new content for players to sink their teeth into — but one thing that players are chasing is the new Pumpkin Head and Flaming Pumpkin Head look.

As most uber-popular games do nowadays, Infinity Ward are capitalizing on the Halloween period with their own celebrations, including the Haunting in Verdansk Warzone event, new Operator packs with spooky skins and cosmetics and the Zombie Royale game mode.

With the new Trick or Treat rewards, you can also loot chests to find fun new blueprints, such as the Cleaver melee weapon that are exclusive to the Halloween event.

That said, the new Pumpkin Head style isn’t something you can pick up from the store or on your Battle Pass, and requires you to complete something in-game.

Leatherface Warzone
The Haunting of Verdansk event has brought iconic horror characters Leatherface and Jigsaw to Warzone.

Killstreak for Flaming Pumpkin head

The Pumpkin Head comes in two variants — either its regular version or, if you’re good enough, it sets alight too, letting you run around with a Flaming Pumpkin Head as you decimate enemies in the game.

Unfortunately, though, it’s not something you can equip. If you want to adorn the Pumpkin Head in multiplayer, you have to go on a 3 killstreak.

If you want to go one up and have a Flaming Pumpkin Head, though, you have to actually go on a 10 killstreak, which is significantly harder than 3, but makes the pumpkin ever more impressive. You will, however, lose it upon death.

Warzone pumpkin die on the vine
There are also a number of emblems, calling cards and more with the pumpkin for Halloween.

How to get the Pumpkin Head in Warzone

It’s worth noting that this doesn’t work the same in Warzone as it does in multiplayer. While many believe the pumpkin head can be earned through a 3 killstreak in Warzone, this isn’t actually true.

So far, it seems the only way to get the pumpkin head in Warzone is to pick up a juggernaut, which automatically comes with the head attached as standard during the Haunting of Verdansk event.

Of course, while players who come up against you and your lit pumpkin head will know that you’re evidently a good player, it does make you a lot easier to see, so beware as enemies make more of an effort to hunt you out and stop you from staying low-key, especially if you’re seeking even higher killstreaks.