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Hardpoint & 2 new maps coming to Modern Warfare: Release date & details

Published: 7/Nov/2019 18:26 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 19:51

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have announced the release date for the Hardpoint game mode and two new DLC multiplayer maps coming to Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty fans were disappointed when they saw that the popular multiplayer game mode Hardpoint was not included in Modern Warfare’s regular online playlists and was instead only reserved to private matches.

However, Infinity Ward had reassured players that the mode would eventually get fully added to online play, and the release date for it has finally been announced to be Friday, November 8.

In addition, there will also be two new maps added to multiplayer – Shoot House, which the in-game announcement describes as a “new three lane multiplayer map putting you in close quarter combat,” and Krovnik Farmland, which will only be available in Ground War.

These maps will be free, of course, since Activision have decided to ditch the Season Pass and purchasable DLC model in favor of making post-launch content free to all users on all platforms, and there will be no exclusivity period for the PlayStation 4.

Shoot House was actually on the list of maps that were recently procured from the back-end game files of a recent update, and it was listed as a 2v2 Gunfight map, prompting some concern from players when the above announcement was first made.

However, an Activision representative confirmed to Call of Duty news outlet charlieINTEL on November 7 that it will be a fully-fledged multiplayer map, available on all 6v6 playlists.

While this is good news for fans of the regular multiplayer, it does mean that there will not be any new Gunfight maps added during the first DLC release. 

However, a multiplayer designer at Infinity Ward did say that more varied loadout options were coming to Gunfight soon, so there’s a chance those could be added along with the rest of this new content.

Infinity WardGunfight will not be receiving a new map just yet, but more varied loadouts could be added to the 2v2 mode.

In addition to this slew of new content, an Infinity Ward developer also confirmed on ResetEra that they will be releasing a new patch update for the game as well.

This means, of course, that many of the things that players had been complaining about since the game’s release, such as weapon balance, Claymores, footsteps, and other issues will be fixed come November 8.

The full list of what is expected to be included in this patch update can be seen in the tweet below:

The exact time for when this new content and patch will go live on November 8 has not yet been announced, but most Call of Duty updates usually get released around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, so expect it to be around then.

Of course, with so much being added and changed in the game at once, the file size for this will likely be massive and take a while to download and copy, so make sure to take that into account when planning out your session. 

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.