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Dr Disrespect reveals major changes needed to make Warzone “skillful”

Published: 24/Apr/2020 12:23 Updated: 6/May/2020 10:24

by Joe Craven

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Twitch powerhouse DrDisrespect has outlined every major change he wants to see in Call of Duty: Warzone, arguing they would make the game inherently more “skillful”. 

If there’s one thing that DrDisrespect, acclaimed creation of Guy Beahm, is known for, it’s his uncompromising opinions and passionate comments about all things video games.

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Despite being a big fan of Call of Duty: Warzone, he has outlined changes he wants to see the developers make in the past, and provided his viewers with a more exhaustive list during his April 23 live stream.

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Warzone hit 50 million players within a month of its release.

Among other things, the Doc targeted a number of the game’s explosives, explaining that their removal would make Warzone considerably more balanced. “Remove RPGs, C4s, and bertha-trucks,” he said. “And you’ve got yourself a game that is definitely more skillful.”

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The Doc added: “Get rid of claymores, RPGs, C4s, and trucks and guess what? The game would be so much [more] skillful, don’t you think?” The Two-Time is not the first player to criticize explosives in Warzone, with summit1g among prominent community figures to rant about the lack of skill RPGs take to use.

When asked if he’d add proximity mines to the list too, the Doc explained why he doesn’t mind them staying: “Proximity mines? You know what, proximity mines don’t bother me too much because there is a brief period where you can duck it. Just as long as you get the information of the audio if you don’t see it. That one doesn’t really bother me.”

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While the proximity mines are indeed triggered by player movement, if a player ducks them they are likely to survive. The other explosives listed by the streaming star give players far less warning and a considerably lower chance of survival.

Finally, armored trucks, referred to by the two-time as ‘berthas’, are one of the more talked about vehicles in Warzone. Some players, Doc included, argue they do too much to protect the players inside, as well as not having sufficient counters.

Currently, a number of the game’s vehicles can be blown up with a single explosive such as a proximity mine left in the middle of a road. Other vehicles, like the ‘bertha’ trucks, are much harder to counter. It’s ultimately a balancing act for Infinity Ward to try and find.

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Black Ops Cold War Open Beta patch notes: Control, new weapons, more

Published: 17/Oct/2020 18:28 Updated: 17/Oct/2020 18:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is now open to all players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and as part of that, Treyarch have released a fresh set of patch notes detailing all of the latest changes and additions.

Finally, after watching their PS4 counterparts enjoy a whole weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta, those on Xbox One and PC who didn’t pre-order the game can now also try out the upcoming title’s testing period.

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In addition to making it fully open to everyone, Treyarch also made some more changes and added new content, including a raised level cap, the addition of Control, and other gameplay updates, bug fixes, and stability improvements.

Raised level cap + new weapons, perks, more

Black Ops Cold War Open Beta schedule
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The full schedule for the Black Ops Cold War Open Beta weekend.

As had been previously announced, the maximum level players can reach during the Beta has been raised from 31 to 40. This means that a lot more content is now available for users to unlock for their loadouts, including more guns, perks, scorestreaks, wildcards equipment, and Field Upgrades.

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As far as the weapons go, the new ones that can now be chosen include the RPD light machine gun, RPG-7 rocket launcher, Magnum pistol, and more. The Quartermaster and Ninja perks are also now available, along with the Air Patrol and Chopper Gunner scorestreaks.

Rounding off this latest wave of new unlockables are the Perk Greed Wilcard, Decoy Grenade, Semtex, and the Jammer Field Upgrade.

Control

Black Ops 4 Cold War Control
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Control, which debuted in Black Ops 4, has now been added to the Black Ops Cold War Beta.

Control is a popular 6v6 game mode that originally debuted in Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 and has now been added to the BOCW Beta’s Quick Play selection menu for the remainder of the weekend.

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In Control, there are two objectives on the map and teams are assigned to either capture or defend them, with there also being the option to simply wipe out the enemy side’s remaining lives.

Black Ops Cold War Beta October 17 update – patch notes

CONTROL (6v6)

Control joins the Quick Play selection of 6v6 modes today in the Crossplay Open Beta. We’re excited to bring back this Black Ops 4 fan-favorite, where opposing teams fight to capture or defend two objectives on the map or wipe out the other team before running out of lives.

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Each team of up to six players has 30 lives distributed among the team, injecting a new layer of strategy for both attacking and defending teams. Jump into Control this weekend on Cartel, Miami, and Moscow, and let us know what you think.

LEVEL CAP INCREASE

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All players now have access to the following by reaching level 40:

  • WEAPONS
    • RPD light machine gun
    • RPG-7 launcher
    • Magnum pistol + more
  • PERKS
    • Quartermaster
    • Ninja
  • SCORESTREAKS
    • Air Patrol
    • Chopper Gunner
  • WILDCARD
    • Perk Greed
  • EQUIPMENT
    • Decoy
    • Semtex
  • FIELD UPGRADE
    • Jammer

GAMEPLAY UPDATES

  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb
    • Reduced the chances that players will join a match already in progress.
    • Reduced the spawn frequency of the Hind.
    • Reduced the drop rates of War Machine and Attack Helicopter Scorestreaks.

STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when players joined a Fireteam: Dirty Bomb match and were assigned an invalid team.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb if a player disconnected while depositing Uranium.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when killing other players while in a vehicle that was just destroyed.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the Gunsmith button could be missing after selecting a new weapon.

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  • Prevented the player’s name from being displayed in the Barracks menu if Real ID was enabled in Battle.net.

Barring any extensions, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is scheduled to end on Monday, October 19 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.