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CWL Custom Games option added to Black Ops 4 Multiplayer

Published: 13/Nov/2018 21:48

by Albert Petrosyan


Treyarch have added a new option in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer that will give players the ability to play custom matches based on the official competitive ruleset of the CoD World League.

The new CWL Custom Games option, added on November 13 via the v1.05 update, includes the official variants for Hardpoint, Control, and Search & Destroy – the three game modes that will be played in the CWL this season.

The rules and restrictions currently included in the official CWL ruleset will be applied to the variants of this new feature.

In addition, there will be a setting included in this new Custom Games option that will allow players to tune Specialists in order to be consistent with how they will work in the CWL.

The gameplay changes that will be enabled with this setting are:

  • Barricade deals no damage, but still slows.
  • Barricade has reduced health.
  • Razor Wire deals no damage, but still slows.
  • Razor Wire has reduced health.
  • Sensor Dart only lasts 3 seconds, enough for 1 ping.
  • Tac-Deploy has a maximum of 4 spawns before it is destroyed.
  • Tac-Deploy has a reduced duration.
  • Reactor Core deals reduced damage.
  • Hellion Salvo rockets deal reduced splash damage to players.
  • Mesh Mines deal non-lethal damage.

The official ruleset used by the CWL will now be available as a custom games option in Black Ops 4

Having this new CWL Custom Games feature enabled will be a huge convenience for many in the Call of Duty community who enjoy playing custom matches rather than public playlists, especially with many third-party tournament sites having such a major presence in the competitive scene.

This is likely part of an effort on the behalf of Treyarch and Activision to further bridge the competitive and casual player-bases, which was part of the reason why both formats were changed to 5v5 this year.

It remains to be seen whether Treyarch will opt to integrate the in-game GameBattles feature that existed in the previous two titles – WWII and Infinite Warfare. 

This feature allowed players to link their GB account to their CoD account and seamlessly play GB matches without having to worry too much about completing a process on the website. 

The v1.05 patch update in Black Ops 4 was released on November 13, and an in-depth look at the full patch notes can be viewed HERE.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven


With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
Infinity Ward
The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.