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CWL announce changes to map rotation for Black Ops 4 season

Published: 29/Oct/2018 20:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 20:41

by Wyatt Donigan

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Just days after announcing the first version of the CWL rule set for the 2018/2019 season, the first change to the rules has been revealed.

Since the first version of the CWL rule set was announced on October 26, the pro community has been analyzing and critiquing them on a daily basis.

One of the most recent criticisms of the rules centered around the map rotation — specifically taking issue with the Hardpoint map pool — and the CWL has already responded with a new addition to the pool.

Announced in a short tweet on October 29, Hacienda has been added to the Hardpoint rotation, effective immediately.

The change will likely come as a pleasant surprise to both Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, as the pair were just talking about the map’s exclusion from the rotation the day before.

Both players felt that the map was much better than some of the maps currently in the rotation, making its exclusion something that puzzled the pro players.

Given the speed at which this change was implemented, the pro community should be hopeful that their concerns are truly being heard, which could lead to more changes in the weeks leading up to CWL Vegas in December.

In addition to the map rotation, many players have questioned the inclusion of a handful of specialists in the first version of the rule set, with this short clip demonstrating one of the potential drawbacks of one particular specialist.

Whether any specialists will be added to the restricted list remains to be seen, but the fact that the map pool change has been implemented so quickly is a good sign for those wanting more changes.

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Game-breaking Warzone bug is teleporting players around Verdansk

Published: 25/Oct/2020 20:43

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone players are no strangers to bugs, but a new teleportation one is catching them by surprise and suddenly making them strangers in foreign lands across Verdansk.

It’s hard to iron out every single bug and issue in a game, and even harder when the game is periodically receiving massive updates with new cosmetics, modes, and locations. As such, it’s no surprise that Modern Warfare and Warzone’s developers at Infinity Ward have an extensive backlog of problems they’re still trying to fix.

Unlike some of the game’s earlier big bugs, like the frustrating Heartbeat Sensor glitch or “demon gun” nightmare, this teleportation one seems to have gone completely under the developers’ radar. 

In the clip below, a player is seen trying to break through a window in one section of the map before suddenly, practically instantaneously, being teleported across the map. It’s very surprising, very confusing, and, apparently, very new.

A sweet new teleportation feature… from CODWarzone

While Infinity Ward is typically very transparent with their tasks, piling known issues into a publicly available Trello Board, this teleportation bug has not cracked the list. This could very well mean that this is a recent issue that the encumbered developers remain unaware of.

As shown by Reddit’s ‘DandruffMuffin,’ they are in an attic in one of the houses atop Dam when they casually try to break through a window and escape toward the Fire Station. In what looks like a poorly spliced together series of clips, the window-breaking animation is delayed by a couple of seconds while the game’s surrounding landscape loads up.

warzone promenade
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Imagine, in one second, going from snowy Dam all the way to…Promenade?

Once those smooth textures turn into real graphics, it’s revealed that DandruffMuffin is not a horrible video editor, but the subject of a new fast travel system entirely unrelated to the new Verdansk subway line. Seconds after being in a house above Dam, they are teleported hundreds of meters away from their teammate to the middle of the road near Promenade and the Hills.

It’s as bizarre a bug as they get and you get that feeling very visibly from DandruffMuffin’s confused reactions. As of yet, Infinity Ward has not responded to this issue and no one seems certain about its causes.