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CoD: Warzone players frustrated with short ‘return to combat’ countdown

Published: 11/Mar/2020 21:42 Updated: 11/Mar/2020 21:55

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty: Warzone players are getting caught off guard by the brief countdown that warns you to stay inside of the map’s boundaries – prompting them to ask Infinity Ward for a change.

Players are finding situations where it’s nearly impossible to avoid a trip to the Gulags since the ‘return to combat area’ time limit gives them almost no time to double back.


Moreover, the community is finding early examples of how the boundaries of the game can interfere with players initially parachuting onto the map, limiting the scope of early long-range drops.

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Warzone has a massive map for players to wage war against each other.

“Dear IW, please take a look at out of bounds limits,” Reddit user ‘Newtstradamus’ said. “I should be able to fly in a straight line from the plane here.”


The player was just starting up a game of Warzone when they were looking to make a b-line to Prison. Though they ran into a problem shortly after committing to point of interest.

They didn’t even clear Port when the warning sign started to beam that they needed to get back into the map’s boundaries.

Dear IW, please take a look at out of bounds limits, I should be able to fly in a straight line from the plane here. Smooches, Newt from CODWarzone

The minimap clearly shows the player veering outside of the landmass’s borders, though that made some people wonder if it should be expanded for these kinds of situations.


“I get having the boundary at ground level,” Newtstradamus said. “But maybe make it slant out from the ground so all flight paths are straight-line jumps to all areas of the map?”

Expanding the out of bounds regions like that could give players a bit more leeway when trying to make cross-map plays. But even if that were fixed, it still wouldn’t account for the short countdown.

Currently, there is a five-second limit before you get captured as a prisoner of the warzone. That short amount of time could be difficult to play with if you were thrust outside of the bounds while in a vehicle or the like.


With Warzone having just released, there are bound to be minor tweaks IW implement based on player feedback that could go far into making the gameplay experience even more enjoyable.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce


After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.


Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.


As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.


The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.