Infinity Ward dev explains how Modern Warfare cross-play will work - Dexerto
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Infinity Ward dev explains how Modern Warfare cross-play will work

Published: 2/Jun/2019 10:52 Updated: 2/Jun/2019 12:15

by Connor Bennett

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One Call of Duty franchise was officially announced as Modern Warfare on May 30, with CoD finally returning to the fan-favorite series for the first time since 2011.

The first reveal for the game centered around the campaign aspect of the game – with iconic characters showing their faces. However, as ever, fans want to know more about the multiplayer side of things. Infinity Ward has already confirmed that there will be cross-platform play, but they’ve yet to officially explain how it will work.

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Yet, one member of their team – Candice Capen – may have let the cat out of the bag on Twitter with her posts from June 1 as she replied to a handful of fan questions. 

One clearly excited fan pressed Capen on whether on not cross-platform related to just Xbox and PS4 players finding themselves playing against each other, or if there would be lobbies of Xbox, PS4, and PC.

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The Infinity Ward producer was quick to give an answer, replying: “Everybody play with everybody play with everybody,” with a smiley face attached, clearly signaling that multiplayer will be open for all.

Despite Capen’s semi-revealing post, it remains to be seen how exactly cross-play in Modern Warfare will work. The developer linked an article from Forbes which stated that players will only do battle with their respective input – controller vs controller and keyboard + mouse against keyboard + mouse. 

It also states that one option for cross-play could be similar to how Fortnite Battle Royale works – allowing console players to fight alongside PC players but only if they hop into a game with a PC player in their party. However, nothing has been confirmed.

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Other than that, more details about the multiplayer portion of Modern Warfare are surely set to surface in the coming week. Infinity Ward has confirmed that they will hold a panel at the upcoming E3 2019 trade fair event – with three developers attending.

However, that panel is set to be more story and campaign focused and might just mean that fans will have to wait a little longer for some juicy multiplayer details.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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