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CoD community calls for permanent bans against Modern Warfare hackers

Published: 6/Jan/2020 23:22

by Alan Bernal

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Call of Duty players are having a hard time dealing with the constant flow of hackers cropping up in Modern Warfare, and some people are at their wits end trying to enjoy the game.

Just a few months after launch, Modern Warfare’s Ground War, among other playlists, has been littered with players cheating in-game. Some of the more notable instances are people who hide just out of the playing area’s bounds for easy kills, or under-the-map hackers.

For many players, they feel like they’re signing up into a losing cause since these cheaters can sometimes be found in a string of games.

Infinity WardAlong with a resolution to hackers, Modern Warfare players want Infinity Ward to do something about the players who employed cheats.

The tension has reached a boiling point with many, seeing as a post with a 95% upvote rating, at the time of writing, in the Modern Warfare subreddit calls for the permanent ban on hackers the moment these cheats are patched.

“It’s seriously difficult to understate how much these abusers have disrupted normal Ground War lobbies,” user ‘RonPaulWasWrong’ said. “Every single lobby has one of these d**kheads.”

They go on to describe their experiences coming across Ground War hackers, with the cheaters who are successfully “dropping nukes without ever being shot, or summoning in never-ending VTOL/Chopper Gunners/AC130s that completely sway the balance of power completely in their team’s favor.”

Infinity WardGround War especially has been marred by the rise of hackers in Modern Warfare.

It’s been a struggle for many honest players who’ve had potential Nuke streaks ruined, or favorable games marred by multiple cheaters in a single lobby.

“No mercy, no forgiveness,” the user said. “Ban these f**king assholes without remorse and get them the f**k out of this community. No-one is doing this accidentally.”

The post generated a lot of traction with other community members who have similarly been on the receiving end of hackers in Modern Warfare.

Infinity WardHackers are making it difficult to enjoy Modern Warfare, similar to what happened with Call of Duty titles of old.

“Seriously it’s disgusting people are even doing this,” Reddit user ‘DREAD1217’ said. “Ran into a guy doing it twice and he was even posting videos of him doing the exploit on his Xbox profile. These people ruin the game for everyone else who are just trying to have fun.”

Even though players were doubtful that developers Infinity Ward would actually ban accounts, cutting off possible streams of revenue, some had hilarious ways of punishing the MW cheaters by making “their operator a permanent clown.”

Regardless, it seems like the Modern Warfare community is pushing for some kind of resolution regarding hackers, less the game’s multiplayer become overrun with cheaters like past Call of Duty titles.

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When is Black Ops Cold War Season 1? Roadmap, Warzone integration, more

Published: 1/Dec/2020 0:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 0:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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Black Ops Cold War is all the talk right now in the world of Call of Duty, but there’s a whole lot more content waiting in Season 1! Here’s everything you need to know, including the release date, info about Warzone integration, and more.

Black Ops Cold War comes jam-packed with a lot of content for Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies, and a lot more is on its way once the game’s ‘preseason’ period wraps up.

After the first month is in the books, Treyarch will be rolling out a flurry of new experiences for CoD players to enjoy across all modes, including Warzone, which will finally debut its highly anticipated next chapter.

When does Black Ops Cold War Season 1 release?

Season 1 of BOCW, and everything that it’s set to include, is scheduled to launch worldwide on Thursday, December 10 (exact time TBA). It’ll likely come as part of a massive update that also makes changes to existing aspects of the game, such as the weapon balancing patch that’s already been teased.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Roadmap & new content

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A lot of content is coming in the Black Ops Cold War Season 1 roadmap.

As mentioned above, there’s a lot of new goodies for players to keep busy with come December 10.

For multiplayer, there’s going to be new 6v6 maps and modes, new weapons, another Fireteam map, and the return of the 2v2 Gunfight mode that was first introduced in Modern Warfare and became quite a hit. It’s not yet confirmed whether or not the Gunfight maps will be brand new or remakes of the ones from MW.

With Zombies being a big focal point in BOCW, Treyarch’s got stuff coming for that as well. For now, that’s being described as “new Zombies modes,” so fans will have to wait a bit longer for more details.

Last but not least, there’s Warzone, but we’ll get into that in the following sections.

New Prestige levels, Prestige Master, & challenges

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Prestiging is about to get even crazier in Black Ops Cold War Season 1.

After a year’s absence, the Prestige ranking system is back in Call of Duty, but the BOCW version works a bit differently than in past titles. Following this ‘preseason’ period, in which players can Prestige up to three times, the launch of Season 1 will introduce a whole new depth to this system.

S1, and every season that follows, will have four additional Prestige ranks to achieve across the first 200 levels, with a new Weapon Blueprint that can be unlocked at level 50. Those who manage to hit level 200 and gain all four will also earn the rank of Prestige Master, which also unlocks Prestige icons from past CoD games.

It doesn’t end there, either; there’s actually going to be 1000 levels available in each season, so there’s going to be plenty to level up for even after you get Prestige Master.

Lastly, S1 will add in two sets of new challenges – 20 for multiplayer and 20 for Zombies – which will be unlocked a few at a time as you progress towards Level 200. If you manage to hit Level 200, unlock all the challenges, and complete them, you will earn an animated Season Master Calling Card as a reward.

BOCW x Warzone integration: weapons, progression, more

One of the more highly anticipated parts of Season 1 will be the integration of Black Ops Cold War in Warzone, which comes in two parts: weapon integration and unification of the progression systems.

Weapon integration

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Starting in Season 1, Warzone players can choose loadouts from both BOCW and MW.

Starting on December 10, every weapon that was in BOCW at launch or gets added in S1 will be made available in Warzone. Players will be able to choose between loadouts from BOCW and Modern Warfare, essentially doubling the battle royale’s weapon arsenal in a single update.

Progression unification

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Season 1 will unify the progression systems in Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Warzone.

S1 will combine the progression of BOCW, Warzone, and Modern Warfare into a singular system, meaning your level in one game will be the same for all three and any XP gained will apply across the board.

While this won’t change much in Cold War specifically, Warzone and MW players will see their ranks reset and start fresh on December 10, in order to match up with BOCW. Don’t worry though, anything you’ve already unlocked or completed in those games will not be deleted.

The next chapter of Warzone…

On top of all those changes, Season 1 is expected to kickstart the next phase of the popular battle royale’s story, which the official Roadmap referred to as a “classified Warzone experience.”

Currently, there’s no information or any concrete leaks out there about what this will include, but a mention of “Rebirth Island” has been spotted in the artwork, sparking speculation that the Black Ops 1 location could be the next Warzone map.

Expect more details to be revealed in the coming weeks.


There you have it – everything there is to know about the upcoming Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which will be free on all platforms. Anything specific that you’re excited about? Let us know on Twitter, @Dexertointel!