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Dr Disrespect lays out what Warzone needs to stay on top

Published: 26/Mar/2020 6:56 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 9:21

by Isaac McIntyre

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Dr Disrespect has laid out what Infinity Ward needs to do next to keep Warzone “rolling on” past the initial hype of the battle royale’s mega-launch, from adding new limited-time modes, to tweaking the map and gun meta.

Warzone’s long-awaited launch was huge. Over 30 million eager players poured into Infinity Ward’s battle royale over the past fortnight. There can be no denying the new playlist landed with a bang ⁠— but can it keep momentum?

According to the Doc, of course it can. The groundwork is there, and it certainly boasts enough fans. It’s just up to the devs to navigate the ‘post-honeymoon phase.’ Luckily, the Two-Time shared tips on how they could do just that.

Dr Disrespect said he's keen to see Warzone keep
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Dr Disrespect said he’s keen to see Warzone keep “rolling on” with new changes.

The “phase of excitement” that comes with any new release is basically dwindling away now, the Doc said during his March 25 stream. The key now, as the game begins to “flatline,” is to look to the future: maps, skins, LTMs, and more.

“This new experience is kind of flatlining a bit now,” he admitted, but said there is plenty both fans and devs can do to keep Warzone fresh. For players, it now means “perfecting rotations and drops… finding out what the meta is.”

There’s plenty the devs can do too, the Twitch star continued. “From a developer standpoint, [they can] continuously add new content: skins, map changes, limited-time modes, etc. They have to keep it rolling on, baby.”

Dr Disrespect was fairly upbeat about the future of Warzone, but he did admit there were a few things that could lead to “early fatigue” as well.

The main thing is events, he said. A week ago, Crimsix, Clayster & TeePee won the $50k Code Green comp. Days later, JoshOG’s squad went back to back in a 100 Thieves-hosted tourney and KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesday.

Now, Twitch Rivals is on too. The Doc can’t complain too much, he said, considering he’s “in basically every one” of the events so far. But he does feel like a tournament overload could be bad for Warzone heading into the future.

“I think what’s really going to kill the momentum is there’s so many tourneys… but all these tournaments could fatigue the game at a faster rate. Maybe I could be wrong,” he said. He added “a few a week” would probably be fine.

Despite those worries, the Doc does seem to be keen to see where Warzone’s huge potential leads. He’s had a few outbursts here and there, yes, but he does still seem to hold the same feelings he had at launch ⁠— he’s loving it.

Now it’s just a question of where Infinity Ward takes the CoD BR next. They’re already adding four new guns ⁠next patch, so it looks like they and the Two-Time may be on the same page about what Warzone needs to “keep rolling on.”

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

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

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

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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.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

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, however, we’ll update this article.

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.