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Infinity Ward finally respond to bizarre Warzone parachute glitch

Published: 30/Jul/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Joe Cecot, co-design director of multiplayer at Infinity Ward, has responded to a frustrating parachute bug in Warzone, that has been plaguing the battle royale for some time.

Warzone, as any game of its size was bound to, has fallen victim to a host of bugs and glitches. They vary in terms of significance, from simple nuisances to those that can swing a game in a certain player’s favor.

One glitch that has been prominent in Warzone for some time now relates to players’ parachutes, seeing them automatically deploy when players jump off steps and ledges that are barely off the ground.

The glitch affected popular Twitch streamer TimTheTatman, who shared a clip of it, asking how long it has been in the game without a fix.

Other users confirmed they too were still experiencing the bug, and have been for months. One Twitter user responded to Tim’s tweet by tagging Joe Cecot, asking for his thoughts and a timescale on a fix.

Thankfully, Cecot was on hand to provide a positive update, explaining that if all goes to plan on Infinity Ward’s end, a fix should be released during Season Five, which is set to begin on August 4.

“We had been spot fixing this issue in the geometry but map tweaks and updates would cause more locations to become problematic,” he said. “Asked Code to have a look at it and they have a fix we’re going to put into test. It should be in the mid Season 5 update if all goes well!”

Given Cecot’s response, players will have to wait slightly longer for a fix to the frustrating parachute glitch. Season Five is set to start on August 4 (or just after). The mid-season update then, looks likely to come at the start of September, going off the length of previous seasons.

While this sounds like it will be coming at the end of Modern Warfare’s life-cycle, it’s important to remember that Warzone is expected to feature in CoD 2020, and potentially beyond. Hence, a September fix may be frustrating for the next month or so, but there’s a lot more life in Warzone beyond Modern Warfare.

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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.