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Infinity Ward respond to ‘broken’ Ghost perk in Warzone

Published: 10/May/2020 16:29

by Daniel Cleary

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Modern Warfare and Warzone developers Infinity Ward have responded to players after a glitch with the Ghost perk was found.

Warzone has become increasingly popular since its release in April with millions of players dropping into Verdansk in hopes of seeing that elusive Victory cutscene.

Custom loadouts can play a massive part in succeeding on Warzone, as it allows players to switch up their weapons and perks mid-game, to be prepared for whatever situation arises.

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Custom loadouts can provide players with a massive advantage in Warzone.

One of the key perks that has been used by many players in the popular battle royale mode is Ghost, which helps to fly under-the-radar when a UAV is used nearby, giving a significant advantage in Warzone when playing cautiously.

The Ghost perk also protects players from opponents who are equipped with a heartbeat sensor or personal radars in multiplayer game modes, making it harder for others to track them in-game.

However, unlike the multiplayer version of Ghost, Warzone players discovered that they were visible on the killcams of enemies, that were using heartbeat sensors, and it left many confused as to what the perk actually did.

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Ghost is one of the most popular perks for custom loadouts in Warzone.

Ghost “working as intended”

Infinity Ward has now responded to the ‘broken’ perk with a notice on their community Trello board, informing fans that Ghost was actually working as intended in Warzone and that players were not as safe as they have previously expected.

“Ghost not protecting against Heartbeat Sensor – This is working as intended but showing incorrectly in the killcams. A fix for the killcam is coming in a future update,” IW revealed in a post.

Although they did explain that there is an issue with how the perk would display on Heartbeat sensors in killcams, and this bug was likely causing much of the confusion.

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They also shared that a solution was currently being worked on for the unusual bug, but as of now, it is unclear when exactly the killcam glitch will be fixed on live servers.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.