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CoD: Modern Warfare 2v2 Gunfight alpha first impressions – Dr Disrespect, Clayster, Karma, more

Published: 23/Aug/2019 11:14 Updated: 23/Aug/2019 11:45

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s 2v2 Open Alpha is officially live on Playstation 4, and community members from Dr Disrespect to pro players like James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow have been sharing their first impressions.

Call of Duty fans have been eagerly anticipating their first opportunity to get their hands on Modern Warfare, so unsurprisingly there was huge buzz among the community when Infinity Ward revealed that the 2v2 Alpha would launch on August 23.

The servers went live one day earlier though, meaning pros and streamers alike were able to hop into games and test their skills – and the game as well.

ActivisionThe Gunfight alpha is now live on PS4.

Clayster, who became a CoD world champion for the second time on August 18, shared his impressive 48-1 record in the 2v2 Gunfight mode, before giving his overall thoughts on the game.

“Enjoyed it,” wrote the eUnited member on Twitter. “Definitely excited to get to work on the new game!”

Elsewhere, Dr Disrespect was showing off his skills with an amazing clutch, picking off one enemy with a sniper before turning his attention to his last remaining opponent.

The leader of the Champions Club jumped off a platform, performed a 360 degree spin, whipped out his pistol and cracked his foe with it, screaming: “I three-sixty-ed them!” as he celebrated his round victory in typical Doc fashion.

OpTic Gaming’s Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly also appeared to be impressed with the new title, responding to Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat’s query about how much people were liking the game by simply stating: “We’re back.”

FaZe Clan star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto revealed that he is heading off for a much needed break following the conclusion of the Black Ops 4 season, but did make some time to play Gunfight before he left.

The American wrote: “The 2v2 mode is a lot of fun, hope you guys enjoy playing the game as much as I did!”

Karma, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest CoD players of all time, decided not to give his opinion on the game, but rather share which weapon he thought was the one to use.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t a sniper or an assault rifle, but rather, he believes that the “Desert Eagle with the scope might be the best thing” to use if you’re searching for wins.

While pro players and streamers have already started trying out the game, the good news is that there is still time to download it and hop into the action if you haven’t.

The alpha runs until Monday, August 26, but remember, you’ll need to own a PlayStation 4 if you want to try it out.

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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


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!