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Dr Disrespect slams Modern Warfare’s major audio issues

Published: 15/Nov/2019 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Dr Disrespect has hit out at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s audio issues, labeling it as perhaps the worst it’s ever been.

The highly-anticipated Modern Warfare title released on October 25 to plenty of celebration, but players like the Doc haven’t been silent in their criticism – ramping it up, despite Infinity Ward dropping a number of updates

We’ve seen complaints about the maps, skill-based match-making, and the mini-map from casual and professional players alike, with a new issue seemingly rearing its head on a bi-daily basis. 

Now, it seems as if the audio is the next thing to come under fire, with Dr Disrespect considering putting it in historically bad company. 

GFUELThe Doc has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinions.

During his November 14 stream, the Two-Time had been continuing his journey through Modern Warfare’s multiplayer when he seemingly ran into a few problems after being bombarded with killstreaks and shots from enemies.

“I might go on the record and just kind of say that the audio in this Call of Duty could go down as the worst to date,” he said, before being gunned down again. “Just from a gameplay perspective, but who am I right? Just a two-time champion.”

Now, of course, The Doc isn’t the only one to have complaints about the audio as many players have taken issue with how loud some of the announcer call-outs and killstreaks have been. 

One of the earlier audio complaints stemmed from the noise of footsteps and use of Dead Silence after it didn’t seem to work as intended. Infinity Ward have since put out two updates addressing that, but it appears as if they still have some way to go.

As for the other sounds, it remains to be seen if the developers have anything up their sleeve for the near future, or if it’ll be a case of tweaking in-game settings to strike a balance.

For now, though, players like Dr Disrespect will have to deal with that deafening sound of a VTOL Jet which is wreaking havoc.

Call of Duty

First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:13

by Brad Norton

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Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.