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How to launch Warzone in the Black Ops Cold War Alpha

Published: 18/Sep/2020 21:54

by Tanner Pierce

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Players got a nice surprise when they learned that the hit battle royale game ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ was launchable within the Black Ops Cold War Alpha. Here’s what you need to do in order to play it.

Activision has already announced that when Black Ops Cold War officially launches in November 2020, a fresh slew of new content based on the game will be added to Call of Duty: Warzone, further connecting the two games. In addition, Warzone will be launchable within the application of Black Ops Cold War.

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After Activision announced the Black Ops Cold War Alpha during the PlayStation 5 showcase, they went on to confirm that the aforementioned feature would be included in the Alpha at launch. Here’s everything you need to know about how to play it.

How do I play Warzone within the Black Ops Cold War Alpha?

When you open the Black Ops Cold War Alpha, you’ll notice that the main menu is very similar to Modern Warfare.

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From left to right you’ll see the Campaign, Multiplayer, Warzone, Zombies and Store selections. Obviously, the Campaign and Zombies modes are locked off, and there’s no way to play them whatsoever.

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The menu for the Black Ops Cold War Alpha is almost identical to Modern Warfare.

If you click the Warzone selection in the middle, one of two things will happen. If you have Warzone installed, it’ll open the application for that game and you’ll be able to play it right then and there. If you don’t, it’ll take you to the PlayStation Store and you’ll have to install it from there.

This gives players a good idea as to how it’ll work when the full game is released. While some people thought it would be fully playable within the Black Ops Cold War application, this clearly isn’t the case.

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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020, on PS4, PS5, Xbox family of consoles, and PC. Keep it locked to Dexerto for more info on the game in the coming weeks.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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