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Game-breaking Modern Warfare feature shows bomb defuses through walls

Published: 30/Oct/2019 16:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 19:32

by Andy Williams


A bizarre feature has been discovered in Modern Warfare‘s S&D mode, allowing players to see when the bomb is being defused from almost anywhere on the map, leaving everyone confused whether it is intentional or not.

Following its official release on October 25, Modern Warfare has been subject to praise and criticism in equal measure. As with most new releases, a number of issues have been found, including glitches with players’ aim to seeing players’ nametag through solid objects.

Now, less than a week after the game’s official launch, there is another issue to add to the ever-growing list of snags in Modern Warfare.

ActivisionThe devs behind Modern Warfare have their work cut out ahead of franchising in January.

Testing the ‘glitch’ while playing Search and Destroy on Arklov Peak, pro player for Atlanta FaZe, Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak, discovered that you could notice when the enemy is defusing the bomb in a post-plant situation. 

New to Modern Warfare, there is an icon that appears above the bombsite with a timer (that gradually fills as the bomb nears detonation) encompassing it. The icon is available to those defending the bombsite to allow players to gauge their distance away from the bomb. 

However, the FaZe pro caught sight of a red line that emerges on the icon when an opponent is attempting to defuse the bomb. 

@majormaniak (Twitter)The timer turns red when players are defusing the bomb.

Perhaps implemented to cater for players new to Search and Destroy, the icon would clearly have implications for competitive play, given the significant advantage this provides to players defending the bombsite in a post-plant scenario. 

This issue is especially pertinent, given that Search and Destroy will be a game mode of choice in the official Call of Duty League ruleset for the 2020 season. Fellow pro, Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic, has also noticed the feature. 

It is unclear whether this feature is intended or whether it is another bug that needs addressing by Infinity Ward in an upcoming update. 

Nonetheless, should the indication of an enemy defusing be an intentional feature, competitive players far and wide will be looking to toggle or ban this from the CDL ruleset entirely.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton


Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.