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How to play Modern Warfare multiplayer free access weekend on April 24

Published: 23/Apr/2020 18:46 Updated: 23/Apr/2020 19:55

by Alan Bernal


Infinity Ward are opening the servers once again for Modern Warfare, welcoming more players to try out the multiplayer for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

While Modern Warfare’s Warzone battle royale mode is free-to-play, those who have the full game purchased can level up their weapons much more quickly by using them in multiplayer. Now, Infinity Ward have temporarily taken down that paywall to let everyone get a taste of MP.

Those interested in trying out the multiplayer can do so from Friday, April 24 at 10AM PST through Monday, April 27 at 10AM PST, giving everyone three-straight days to play the game.

How to play Modern Warfare multiplayer for free

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The window for free Modern Warfare multiplayer access.

It’s a straightforward process to get into Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer through the free-to-download Warzone client.

Depending on your console of choice, you’ll have to navigate to the Warzone listing on either Xbox Live, the PlayStation Store, or for PC.

After the client is on your platform, you’ll need to wait until the free access weekend window opens, after which there will be a special playlist to queue up to the multiplayer instead of the battle royale.

Maps and modes for Modern Warfare’s free weekend

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The free access weekend will give players a good look at what Modern Warfare’s multiplayer has to offer.

To get you prepared for the free multiplayer period, Infinity Ward gave a rundown of the limited maps and modes available in the trial.

During the weekend, going into the Warzone client will give players an option to select the free-access playlist with maps like Hovec Sawmill, Talsik Backlot, Aniyah Incursion, Hideout, and Shoot House.

The playlist will include 6v6 and 10v10 games for players to get a feel for both small-scale engagements and larger firefights to really get the feel of Call of Duty’s intense gameplay.

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Infinity Ward will be giving all players free access to Modern Warfare.

If you’ve been playing Warzone, this gives you the perfect opportunity to level up your guns and unlock camos and attachments at a much faster rate.

Modern Warfare’s free access period will only be live for three days, so make sure you download and get your account ready before the end of the week festivities.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.