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How to lock doors in Modern Warfare and Warzone

Published: 1/Sep/2020 12:21

by Jacob Hale


Call of Duty players are starting to figure out a brand new trick for locking doors in Modern Warfare and Warzone — and it could be the difference between life and death on the battlefield.

After winning the Call of Duty League Championship on Sunday, August 30, three-time world champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks tweeted out asking if any other pro teams besides New York Subliners had figured out how to lock doors, goading his opponents and making players realize they may have missed a game-changing mechanic.


It became clear after a while that while a few players knew about it — and even say it’s actually really easy to do — a large number of people are none the wiser.

Clayster Dallas Empire CDL
Robert Paul / Activision Blizzard
After taking home his third World Championship ring, Clayster is letting everybody in on one of the best-kept secrets in the game.

Doors are a new addition to the Call of Duty franchise, with Modern Warfare and  battle royale hit Warzone being the first to implement doors that can be opened and closed… and locked, apparently.


While the inclusion of the new feature has split players, the fact is that they’re on the maps and can be used to your advantage, regardless of which gamemode you’re playing.

So, how do you lock doors in the game? It’s actually really simple. Here’s what you have to do, and we’ve dropped a clip down below from Subliners coach John Boble so you can see it in action:

  1. Approach an open door, or open it yourself.
  2. Close the door by walking into it — not by pressing the action button or slamming it in the opposite direction.
  3. Repeat the process on any doors in the building you’re in if need be — this could be especially important in Warzone or game modes such as Hardpoint.
  4. Sit on the inside of the door, and laugh at the opponents trying and failing to enter your building.

What’s interesting about Boble’s clip is that he even peeks the door to see outside, and his opponent still can’t break through it, instead stuck on the outside and resigned to finding an alternative entry point.


In his tweets, Clayster does point out that there’s only one way to counter these locked doors: grenades.

So, if you encounter this issue, simply throw your stun grenade at the door and it should unlock and blast open. But, if you’re keeping the door locked yourself, you might need to throw a Trophy System nearby to keep it closed for longer.

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What’s included in the Black Ops Cold War Beta: modes, bonus unlocks, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:40 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:45

by Tanner Pierce


The Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally here. Download links are now live for those who pre-ordered the game digitally and Treyarch has released some new information about what the pre-release version is going to include. Here’s everything you need to know.

After Activision and Treyarch gave fans on PlayStation 4 a small glimpse of Black Ops Cold War during open Alpha, which ran only for one weekend and included a handful of content, the game’s Beta is now in full swing


Prior to the Beta’s launch, Treyarch released a lot of information about what would be included, such as the brand new mode that will be available during this pre-release period.

Cold War Beta modes

The modes that Treyarch are including with the Open Beta are similar to those found in the Open Alpha. That being said, there are two major additions that players of the latter didn’t get a chance to experience yet.


The first is VIP Escort, which tasks players with protecting and bringing a specially designated player from one side of the map to the other, without being killed. Players can be downed in this mode, similar to Warzone, and scorestreaks are disabled.

In addition, players will also be able to play the new 40-player mode Fireteam: Dirty Bomb. Information about this mode is scarce, however, we do know that it will pit four teams of 10 players against one another in a fight for uranium on a large scale map.

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • Combined Arms Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Combined Arms Assault
Cartel map in Black Ops Cold War
The Black Ops Cold War Beta debuted a new multiplayer map called Cartel


There were a total of five maps during the BOCW Alpha, so all of them are expected to also be available during the Beta. Furthermore, Treyarch have announced that a new one called Cartel will also be added to the mix for both 6v6 and 12v12 modes.

  • New: Cartel (6v6 & 12v12)
  • Satellite (6v6)
  • Miami (6v6)
  • Moscow (6v6)
  • Armada (12v12)
  • Crossroads (12v12)

FOV Slider & Ping system

For the first time ever, a Call of Duty game will feature a FOV slide on both PC and console, as announced by Treyarch. This will allow players to adjust their field of view in order to get a wider look at their surroundings at all times.

“We’re extremely excited to bring the Field of View (FOV) slider feature to all platforms for the first time in a Black Ops game, and you’ll be able to try it out during the Beta,” the devs wrote.

FOV slider in Black Ops Cold War
For the first time ever, an FOV slider is coming to console in Black Ops Cold War!

That’s not the only thing making its CoD debut, at least as far as multiplayer is concerned. Black Ops Cold War will also see a Ping system added to MP for the first time, giving players a way to non-verbally communicate with each other.


Users will be able to “ping objectives, loot, locations, and enemies” for teammates during a match, which had been the case in Warzone but never in a Call of Duty multiplayer.

More details about how these two new additions will work can be found in our FOV Slider and Ping system guide here.


SMG Blueprint

Activision has announced that players who get to level 10 during the beta will receive a free blueprint when the game releases.

Unlike the Alpha, players will be able to level up in a progression system that’s designed exclusively for this version.

Treyarch explains: “Players can progress and rank up in the Beta-specific leveling system where loadout items, including new weaponry, covert spy tech through Field Upgrades, and badass Scorestreaks can be unlocked by earning XP.”

Like every other CoD beta, there are rewards that you can earn for the full game. If players are able to reach level 10 at any point during the beta, they’ll receive a free Mutual Animosity Blueprint for the Type 821, which is the weapon most comparable to the Uzi in previous games.

The Black Ops Cold War Beta is set to include two new modes: Fireteam Dirty Bomb and VIP Escort.


Treyarch previously announced the beta schedule, however, they once again clarified when everyone will be able to get their hands on it. Fans are currently able to pre-load the beta on PS4 and players on other platforms will be able to do so on October 13, 2020.

  • Weekend 1
    • October 8-9: PS4 early access
    • October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
  • Weekend 2
    • October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
    • October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms

As for what’s changing between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.

All in all, this seems like a pretty packed Beta. Between the new Fireteam mode and the grind for max level, players should have a lot to do over the next couple of weekends.