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CoD Mobile Season 8 update: Release date, Battle Pass, Highrise, more

Published: 1/Jul/2020 16:02 Updated: 1/Jul/2020 19:40

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty Mobile’s Season 8 is on its way and many of the changes, such as the addition of a classic multiplayer map, have been revealed ahead of the mid-July update. Here’s what you can expect to see in the upcoming patch.

Following the introduction of the Gulag as a multiplayer map and new weapons like the Man O War and QQ9 in Season 7, Activision seemingly has much more content planned for the eighth season of the popular mobile game.

With the hype starting to ramp up for the next chapter in the popular title, following teasers around some of the upcoming changes, Call of Duty fans have been eager to find out just exactly what is in store.

When does CoD Mobile Season 8 start?

After Activision announced that they would be delaying the start of Season 7, due to ongoing protests around the world, many were left unsure just when it will come to a close.

However, based on the Season 7 roadmap and past content updates, Call of Duty Mobile’s Season 8 is currently expected to be released on July 10.

Although it has not yet been confirmed by Activision, previous patch updates have typically been released on the Friday following the end of a season.

What changes will be made in CoD Mobile’s Season 8?

While little has been revealed so far about what will be arriving in mid-July, one change that has been confirmed is the addition of the classic Call of Duty map Highrise.

Highrise, which was introduced in Modern Warfare 2, is one of the most popular maps that the franchise has ever seen and made many fans nostalgic after it was announced on June 21.

Along with Highrise, Activision has also confirmed that the upcoming battle pass for Season 8 would also look quite different, following some backlash from fans.

The CoD Mobile devs revealed on Reddit that the new seasonal rewards would be “more grounded and military-focused” compared to some of the “futuristic” additions in past seasons.

screenshot of CoD mobile reddit

There have also been many rumors surrounding the Season 8 release, with some fans suggesting that Zombies might soon be returning after it was initially removed during Season 4 to be reworked.

Others have rumored that scorestreaks, new weapons, and perks such as Overkill might also be included in the next update, however, it seems as if we’ll just have to wait a little while longer to find out for sure.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.