Infinity Ward respond to outrage over Modern Warfare Survival mode - Dexerto
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Infinity Ward respond to outrage over Modern Warfare Survival mode

Published: 26/Sep/2019 15:45 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 16:15

by Matt Porter

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Infinity Ward have addressed upset fans following fury when it was announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Special Ops ‘Survival mode’ will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 until October 2020.

During Sony’s State of Play broadcast on September 24, it was announced that Survival Mode would be exclusive to the PS4 for an entire year, prompting anger from Call of Duty fans on PC and Xbox who felt they were losing out on a significant part of the game.

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Now, Infinity Ward have moved to calm those concerns, explaining that regular Special Ops missions will be available on all platforms from launch, and that the PlayStation-exclusive Survival is just a small portion of the overall mode.

Infinity WardFans were furious when Sony announced exclusive rights to Survival mode.

In a post on Reddit, Infinity Ward released a statement explaining that they understood that fans of the long-running first-person shooter franchise had “questions,” and wanted to clarify the situation.

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“To be clear, our all-new Special Ops mode will be releasing on all platforms on October 25,” the developers explained. “When we launch on October 25, everyone on all platforms will be getting Modern Warfare which includes Campaign, the all-new Special Ops mode, and the entirety of Multiplayer, which is a massive experience we’ve worked to create.”

“Special Ops Survival is an additional, classic mode that will be available on PS4.”

Clarifying Modern Warfare Special Ops Mode Coming to All Platforms from r/modernwarfare

For those excited to see more of Special Ops, Infinity Ward confirmed that they’ll be revealing the mode on Tuesday, October 8, giving fans a sneak peek at what they can expect when they get their hands on the game, which sees the popular Modern Warfare franchise return to CoD for the first time since 2011. 

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While the developers may have moved to ease concerns regarding Survival mode, there are still some fans angered by an apparent leak which suggests that weapons will be placed into Supply Drops in-game, meaning players can get an advantage over others by opening a case and striking lucky with its contents. 

Players have already had an opportunity to test out the Multiplayer aspect of the game thanks to the open beta weekends, while the developers gave fans a look at the Campaign by releasing the trailer on September 24.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release worldwide on Friday, October 25.

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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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