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Crimsix explains why Modern Warfare needs “fake three-lane maps”

Published: 8/Nov/2019 12:55 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 13:12

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty legend Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has weighed in on the arguments surrounding Modern Warfare’s maps, explaining what the ‘best’ maps in the franchise usually look like.

Since it released back on October 25, Modern Warfare has sparked plenty of debate between players – both professional and casual – with plenty on both sides criticizing weapons, maps, and even grenade usage. 

With the annoucement that Infinity Ward would be rolling out new content, including a brand-new map by the name of Shoot House. That debate about maps has carried on, with Crimsix revealing his hope for the new map in question, specifically about how developers should be mimicking ‘fake’ three-lane set-ups.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareModern Warfare has been a successful release for the Call of Duty franchise but problems have reared their heads.

On November 7, the Dallas Empire player tweeted that “the best kind of maps are “fake” 3-lane maps,” and hoped that Shoot House would be “somewhat like that.”

In order to avoid confusion about what he meant by ‘fake’ three-land maps, the two-time CoD World Champion added: “3 lanes with quick/multiple cutoffs that separate the lanes.”

Quickly after his post, one fan quizzed Crimsix on some good historical examples of what he meant, with the former OpTic Gaming star replying with a bad one and an all-time great one.

He explained that Ardennes Forest from CoD: WWII was a “perfect bad example,” while Standoff from Black Ops II was a “good” one because of it’s variation in crossing the three different lanes.

Prior to the game’s release, Infinity Ward devs explained that they wouldn’t be following the stereotypical three-lane design in order to maintain plenty of “realism” instead of the arena-based shooter feel of recent titles. 

With a huge number of maps being leaked in a recent data mine, and Shoot House now being playable, it remains to be seen if there will be anything along the lines of what Crimsix wants. 

However, if the developers are already set in their ways and these maps have been a long time in the making, they may not have taken the increasingly vocal criticism from players on board. 

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.