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Infinity Ward confirm 4 much-needed Warzone fixes coming in update

Published: 15/Mar/2020 12:50

by Andy Williams

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Infinity Ward have confirmed that four key Warzone issues will be fixed in an upcoming update, with more fixes in the pipeline for their Battle Royale and Plunder modes.

Call of Duty: Warzone has been a raging success following the game’s launch, with over 15 million players dropping into Verdansk in the first three days after launch.

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For context, Apex Legends only managed to attract 10 million players within the same timeframe (still a phenomenal figure), while Fortnite lagged behind significantly in comparison.

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Warzone has certainly got off to a hot start, but can it maintain its vast player base?

Of course, Infinity Ward will be doing everything in its power to maintain Warzone’s active player base. Additional content has already been promised, but another part of the developer’s pledge is to ensure the game runs as smoothly as possible.

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And per Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare Tracker, they are already listening to the community and actively working on the issues that might be ruining players’ Warzone experience.

Players dropping into Warzone's Verdansk.
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Players have already ran into a bit of turbulence in Warzone’s opening days.

What have Infinity Ward fixed?

It appears that the Modern Warfare developers have already been hard at work, fixing the common revival and animation bugs, while also mending a minor connection issue.

Fixes for these issues will be coming in a future update.

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  • Players will rarely see full-screen black corruption when naturally progressing through the map.
  • Players who are the last to die and attempt to leave the game, they’ll see a ‘your squad can still revive you’ message even though there are no squadmates alive.
  • Players who disconnect from a match will not drop any items that they were carrying.
  • Players can become stuck in a stow away animation state when the player revives and immediately cancels the revive animation.

What are Infinity Ward working on?

Alongside the above fixes (which are likely to be pushed live on March 17), Infinity Ward are looking into fixing some other issues, the most major of which are listed below — for the full list, please visit Infinity Ward’s Tracker.

  • Adjusting when teammates get credit for a kill when they finish off a downed enemy.
  • Players will be unable to use the Plunder Balloon if they set their reload/use behavior to “contextual tap.”
  • Plunder – Players going into consecutive matches are seeing it end shortly after joining.
  • Players can get stuck under a Buy Station if going prone while interacting with it.
  • Reports of a bug that could kick players from a match if they became stuck on the loading screen.
  • The animation for the player’s character equipping a gas mask will interrupt and block the player from deploying their parachute.
Buy Station in Call of Duty: Warzone.
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A glitch where players get stuck under a Buy Station is receiving a fix.

There are also a plethora of multiplayer issues that Infinity Ward have fixed, including the micro-stuttering issue that some Xbox players were reporting, alongside the infamous Tactical Insertion glitch on Rust where players would respawn in random locations, despite placing their Tac Insert down near the Oil Derrick.

So it appears that alongside keeping Modern Warfare’s issues at bay, Infinity Ward are also prioritizing any reported issues in their free-to-play Battle Royale game mode.

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Trick or Treat in Warzone Haunting event: chest locations & rewards

Published: 20/Oct/2020 7:29

by Brad Norton

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From Blueprints to weapon charms and plenty more, Warzone’s new Haunting of Verdansk event has dropped 16 unique items across the map. Here’s everything you need to know to claim them all.

Verdansk has been well and truly taken over in the new Halloween-themed event. Horror film icons are available to unlock in new bundles, a spooky nighttime version of the battle royale has been deployed, and there’s even a new Zombie Royale Limited-Time Mode (LTM)

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Activision has clearly gone all out with this haunting takeover, but there’s still more to it than meets the eye. On top of everything outlined in the new roadmap, Warzone also comes boasting a ton of free items in the new event. Just for exploring the map, 16 unique unlocks can be yours.

There’s a special treat waiting for you at the very end as well. From an overview of each reward to where they can all be found, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown. 

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How Trick or Treat works in Warzone


From October 20 through November 3, there will be plenty of fresh content for Warzone players to sink their teeth into. Featured throughout the event is a new trick or treat system full of goodies and surprises. 

Boxes are scattered around Verdansk for you to find. Some might contain rare weapon Blueprints, though others could come with a “terrifying fright.” There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reward from every box you open, but they’re well worth your time.

There’s no need to worry about these boxes ruining your run either. You’ll get a fright, but the ‘trick’ part of this trick or treat gimmick deals “no damage,” Activision confirmed

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Upon claiming all 16 rewards on offer, a Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint will be all yours. The boxes are spread out far and wide so be sure to use our guide below to hunt them all down.

Trick or Treat locations in Warzone

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Trick or Treat boxes can be found all across Verdansk

Just like regular Supply Boxes in Warzone, these special crates are randomized. There’s no guarantee that one will be waiting for you at every single location in a single match. It might take some time across a good number of games over the next few weeks of the event.

There are five sections of the map that have a chance to contain Trick or Treat boxes, with two to four points of interest at each. You’ll need to claim rewards at each area over time as some are exclusive to certain points of the map. In other words, you can’t drop into the same location over and over expecting to find unique rewards each time. 

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Once you’ve claimed the rewards from a specific part of the map, a checkmark will appear in-game. Use this as you advance from one location to another, just to make sure you’re crossing every section off the list.  A full rundown of every possible location can be found below.

Sector One – North

  • Gora Dam
  • Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Karst River Quarry

Sector Two – West

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Storage Town
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Zhokov Boneyard

Sector Three – Southwest

  • Hospital
  • Novi Grazna Hills

Sector Four – Central and South

  • BCH TV Station
  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Downtown

Sector Five – East

  • Gorengrad Lumber Yard
  • Port of Verdansk
  • Zordaya Prison Complex (Gulag)

Trick or Treat rewards

From spooky Calling Cards to weapon charms and a ton more, there’s plenty to unlock during this limited-time event. First up, just for opening the Trick or Treat menu in-game, a weapon charm will be yours.

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Next up, it’ll be on you to track down each location across the map. Once you’ve ticked off all 16, a special treat will be all yours. 

The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is on offer throughout this Halloween-themed event. As the name implies, it’s a vibrant orange weapon with a creepy face carved into the side. Everything from the magazine to the muzzle has been painted or tinted orange to keep it consistent. 

“Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle BlueprintThe “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is your final reward.

Below is a look at all 16 items you’ll collect on your way to the Legendary Blueprint.

Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Freak of Nature Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Chainsaw Fiend Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Flashy Fate Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Harvester Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Ghoulish Gift Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Scary Patch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Cleaver Melee weapon
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Spooky Scene Calling Card
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Jack-O-Lantern Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Skeleton Crew Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Time of the Season Watch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Lil Demon Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Joker Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Woodsman Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Return To Dust Assault Rifle Blueprint
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Pumpkin Peril Calling Card

You have from October 20 until November 3 to track down every unique item. Once it’s over, the one of a kind Blueprint will be gone, so make sure you get in quick.