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CoD fans angry as Modern Warfare leak claims weapons are in supply drops

Published: 25/Sep/2019 11:04 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 13:32

by Calum Patterson

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The Call of Duty community is up in arms once more, after a reputable leaker has claimed that the microtransaction system in the upcoming Modern Warfare has been changed and will no longer be cosmetic only.

Microtransactions in recent CoD titles have been by far the most controversial topic, particularly in Black Ops 4, as many players felt that the monetization model was aggressive, especially the supply drop or ‘reserve’ system which added exclusive weapons later in the game’s life-cycle.

This was strongly argued against by the community, who felt it was unfair to lock weapons behind a luck-based pay-wall, and Infinity Ward has stated that with the new game, they are “pushing really hard to create a player-first system.”

TREYARCHReserves in Black Ops 4 sparked criticism from players after weapons were added.

A leaker, who has correctly leaked Modern Warfare details in the past, including the addition of the 2v2 Gunfight mode, has now claimed that the “fair system” has been removed, in favor of a supply drop with weapons, and filler content such as emotes and sprays.

The Gaming Revolution claims “Who wants 300+ emotes in supply drops, who wants 500+ titles, who wants over 200 sprays in supply drops?” continuing, “weapons are coming too, forget any cosmetic only malarkey.”

The leak came on the same day as news that PS4 players would have access to ‘Survival Mode’ exclusively for an entire year, only coming to other platforms in October 2020.

Fans on the community subreddit were furious about this decision, and combined with claims that the MTX system will not be cosmetic only, will include weapons and lots of ‘filler’ content, many are now claiming they are canceling their preorder of the game.

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Backlash from the community is unlikely to impact the one-year exclusivity for Survival mode, given it is part of a deal with Sony that is likely set in stone.

The microtransaction and loot box system is not confirmed yet, though, and likely won’t be until the game’s launch. Black Ops 4 actually released with very little in the way of microtransactions, but the system quickly expanded over the course of its life-cycle.

Joe Cecot previously stated: “It’s something that’s really important to us on the development side. We want, when we release new content, for players to get access to that content and have fun with it, so it’s a huge focus for us.”

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Modern Warfare is set to release on October 25, when players will get their hands on the full game, and will monitor keenly how the MTX system is implemented.

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Warzone Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:05 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 16:09

by Alex Garton

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Warzone’s much anticipated Black Ops Cold War update has been delayed to the disappointment of Call of Duty fans across the globe.

It’s fair to say there’s a lot of excitement for Warzone’s integration into Cold War. The update is expected to bring a set of significant features to the free-to-play title including map changes, new weapons, and new modes.

As Warzone will be transitioning into a new Call of Duty title, the game will be receiving a soft reset and returning to Season 1.

In November, Activision revealed that Season 1 would arrive on December 10. Unfortunately, an announcement has revealed that the update has been delayed.

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Warzone’s Season 1 update was originally set to release on December 10.

Warzone’s Cold War Season 1 has been delayed

A live blog post from Activision has revealed Warzone’s Cold War Season 1 has been delayed. This is extremely disappointing news for fans of the free-to-play title.

It was originally set for a December 10 release, but now we know it will instead be December 16.

In an official statement, devs said: “It’s an unprecedented amount of free content and the teams are currently prepping… we’re taking a few more days to finalize everything before unleashing this massive drop of new, free content to the community.”

Warzone has received consistent updates since its release, but none have been as huge as the integration into Cold War. Although this isn’t news fans wanted to hear, it’s better to have a polished version of the game released.

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The Warzone map has barely changed since the release of the game.

The main feature fans were excited about are the map changes expected to come with the update. Warzone’s map has barely changed since the release of the game in March.

However, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer before we get these changes. Hopefully, this delay will give the developers time to polish the experience for fans of the game.

We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news on the delay.