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FormaL reveals his biggest issue with Modern Warfare maps

Published: 28/Oct/2019 8:58 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 9:35

by Matt Porter

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Professional Call of Duty player Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has taken aim at Infinity Ward and Modern Warfare’s designers, complaining about the quality of the game’s maps.

Maps play a major factor in every CoD release, and Modern Warfare is certainly no different as they are literally the areas where combat action takes place, so ensuring that they are enjoyable for players to compete on is crucial if Infinity Ward wants fans to stick around.

Many, including legendary pro player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow, are unhappy with the current offerings in Modern Warfare, and FormaL levelled the blame not only at those who designed the map but at those who signed off on them being added to the game during his October 27 stream.

Infinity WardAzhir Cave features a massive cave which runs the length of the map.

While playing on Azhir Cave, a map which features a large, dark cave which runs the entire length of the playable area, FormaL complained that he did not enjoy playing many of the game’s maps, and took aim at those he felt were responsible for the issues.

“I would really prefer having more fun maps,” the 24-year-old griped on stream. “Someone actually got paid to design this map and then got co-signed by a bunch of other people who are also paid to make maps. They think that this was good, are you kidding me? Multiple people are at fault here.”

“The gunplay in this game is actually really fun. I feel like the gunplay is really, really fun. I get really satisfied when I get a kill, but when you’re getting killed on s**tty maps it’s kind of lame.”

One of the majors changes that went into map design in Modern Warfare was Infinity Ward’s decision to scrap the “three-lane” system that has been a staple in Call of Duty for years, instead opting for more maps with unusual or erratic lanes which can often lead to enemies appearing from multiple different paths instead of one of three lanes.

Infinity Ward have stated that maps will be included as part of Modern Warfare’s post-launch content plan, but whether these will appease players like FormaL, who believe the current set of maps are not enjoyable to play, remains to be seen.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.