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

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.

Call of Duty Warzone prison.
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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.

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.
Activision
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.

  • 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.
Activision
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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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.