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Glitched Modern Warfare Beta menu shows Supply Drops and fans are outraged

Published: 12/Sep/2019 22:55 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:40

by Isaac McIntyre


A glitch in the Call of Duty title, and fans are less than pleased.

The CoD community recently expressed their growing concerns over the possibility of increased microtransactions in the long-standing franchise’s sixteenth entry, and Infinity Ward developers told fans they would reveal their MTX plans when they were “ready”.

Now it appears a bug in the recently released testing beta of the title has confirmed supply drops will again be a part of the game’s leveling rewards, despite the fact many in the community are opposed to loot box systems.

NerosCinema screenshot / Infinity WardThe words “Lootbox” and “Common Supply Drop” appeared on the beta’s After Action Report menu.

YouTube content creator NerosCinema first discovered the keywords “Lootbox” and “Common Supply Drop” in his After Action Report on the game after hitting level 6. This ties in with the revelation that Call of Duty Points will still be in the game in Modern Warfare.

Of course, the community were less than pleased to hear about the potential inclusive of loot boxes in the game, with some threatening to boycott purchasing the title all together, while others turned to sarcasm to cope.

Infinity WardCall of Duty fans aren’t happy about the potential return of supply drops in Modern Warfare.

“Oh wow! What a shock!” said one fan after the news, while one begged the developers on Twitter to reconsider their plan: “Please Activision, don’t let your greed ruin another game.”

Another admitted they were now considering skipping the purchase. “I know it may be the normal but damn… I am just at the point with supply drops that I am considering to refuse to buy a new game with them in it. This is really annoying and so disappointing to see.”

Unfortunately for the CoD faithful, the inclusion of supply drops is basically their worst fears about the game realized. Many have confirmed their displeasure at being stung by hefty post-release costs for cosmetics and guns in the game.

The issue reached a head in Black Ops 4, when DLC weapons added later in the game’s cycle were gated behind paywalls and loot boxes. This move forced many to either fork out for the best weapons, or simply be at a disadvantageous due to not wanting to spend extra money.

While the potential inclusion of MTX in the game may have turned may off the purchase, the devs have also revealed a few positives about the title, including confirmation the latest CoD release will have full cross-play compatibility between consoles and PC.

Modern Warfare is set to release October 25, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.