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Crash receives secret map change in January 22 Modern Warfare update

Published: 24/Jan/2020 9:49

by Connor Bennett


A subtle map change to the Modern Warfare version of Crash has been uncovered following the January 22 patch, altering a pretty powerful head glitch that has been utilized by many players. 

Even though Infinity Ward launched Modern Warfare with 10 brand-new maps, the developers returned to their roots in December and released Crash with the season one update – marking the fifth time that the iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map has become an addition to a CoD game. 

However, fitting with the feel of the newer Modern Warfare, the map isn’t exactly as fans remember it from its initial 2007 version. There are now doors to be wary of instead of bursting through buildings, as well as a whole new section behind the broken blue building that gives players a new route to hit the crashed helicopter in the middle of the map. 

An image of the multiplayer map Crash from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
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Crash has become a staple addition to Call of Duty game as multiplayer DLC.

Following the January 22 update, it is that new route that has seen a slight but pretty noticeable change being made to its head glitch on the wall next to the broken blue building. 

The change was pointed out in a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit by user Lumenprotoplasma, showing how the wall that players have been using as cover to overlook the middle of the map has been lowered – meaning that, while it still can be used as cover, the effectiveness of the head glitch has been reduced.

An image showing the changes made to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
It is only a subtle change but one that will impact Modern Warfare players who hop up onto the blocks below.

With the change, more of the player’s body will now be on show for enemy players, meaning that it’s now a pretty fair fight if someone else hops up on the garbage container that sits behind the wall opposite.

Why the tweak wasn’t noted in the January 22 patch notes, however, is unknown and there could very well be more sneaky map changes that have been made by Infinity Ward. We’ll just have to wait and see if anything else is uncovered by sleuthing players.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.