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Modern Warfare: How to fix blur/depth of field and grain on weapons

Published: 22/Sep/2019 12:16 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 12:52

by Andy Williams

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A YouTuber has revealed how to fix the depth of field visual that surrounds gun-sights and optics, which has caused grain and some difficulty aiming in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta.

The Modern Warfare beta is in full flow across all platforms, with players around the world putting the latest addition to the franchise through its paces. 

Thus far, Infinity Ward have been active in making adjustments from community feedback in a bid to make the testing experience run as smoothly as possible — from reintroducing the mini-map to adding a brand new cross-play feature, the devs are most definitely listening to the demands of the community. 

@MySimpleScreen1 (Twitter)Infinity Ward added a minimap with the first 48 hours of the beta being live.

Nonetheless, players have also noticed an issue that has come alongside the introduction of depth of field (DOF) effect while aiming down sights, which in turn, causes grain/distortion around the reticle when targeting enemies. 

Although the feature attempts to add a sense of realism to the game, players have expressed their desire to have the option to exclude (or at least toggle) DOF.  

After following the configuration deployed with Infinite Warfare, an observant YouTube has discovered a fix that comes with one major caveat: its exclusive to PC players only, due to currently needing access to the game files to implement the fix and disable the setting.

How to adjust in-game DOF

In short, the video highlights how to change the line of text associated with the setting that controls depth of field. In order to do this, players need to find the line labeled: “setcl 1092995319” in the game files, and change the adjacent text from “1” to “0”. 

Once the game is restarted, players will notice more clarity when aiming down sight. By extension, popular Twitch streamer Craig ‘ONSCREENLOL’ Shannon tweeted out a fix that removes the grain surrounding gun-sights and optics. 

How to adjust DOF around gun-sights.

As per the tweet, players must enter the game file and add two lines of text to the bottom of their config file: seta r_dof_enable “0” and setcl r_dof_enable “0”. Subsequently, restart the game and the adjustment to grain should have been made. 

The notion of being able to adjust DOF and grain has also drummed up interest on the Modern Warfare subreddit, following a tutorial on how to disable the features being posted on September 21 and already gaining traction.

Although the fix appears to provide a distinct level of clarity near the barrel of the gun and when aiming down sight, players are warned to implement these adjustments at their own discretion — with no word on whether Infinity Ward intends to add this setting to the Options menu upon release, manipulating the game files is done with obvious potential ramifications. 

As for console players? There is a function to change game-wide motion blur and grain, but nothing specifically dedicated to adjusting DOF and grain around gun-sights. Only time will tell if Infinity Ward will add an in-game option to adjust these variables accordingly. 

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.