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Infinity Ward respond to broken self-revive bug in Warzone

Published: 28/Mar/2020 10:07

by Andy Williams


Call of Duty: Warzone developers Infinity Ward has responded to player demands to fix a major in-game issue which is preventing players from using their self-revive.

Modern Warfare’s March 26 update brought a number of changes to Infinity Ward’s title, including a brand-new multiplayer map and a plethora of changes that have been implemented into their Battle Royale mode.


Yet following the update, players have reported a number of issues, including a game-breaking glitch which is granting players the ability to pick-up weapons in the Gulag.

Players in the Gulag in Warzone.
The Gulag is part of Warzone’s unique respawn system, but has been subjected to plenty of controversy.

However, perhaps more importantly, there is a widespread surge in players reporting issues with self-revive to the Warzone subreddit, after Infinity Ward pushed their latest update live.


According to player accounts, they are unable to use their Self-Revive Kit once they are gunned down, meaning that they are either sent straight to the Gulag or eliminated entirely.

And per one Redditor’s post, Infinity Ward are all too aware of the bug-in-question and are working on rolling out a hotfix for it.

“I just bugged this. We’re looking into [this],” a member of Infinity Ward’s team replied. A number of players also commented in the thread with similar accounts, with one explaining that they ran into a problem when attempting to revive their teammate.


“I was also unable to revive a teammate in the second to last circle, not sure what the circumstances were. Tapping and holding both would not work.”

Another player outlined the same self-revive issue in a separate post — highlighting their immediate elimination, where the game appears to skip the opportunity to self-revive.

Does self-revive not work in solo anymore? from CODWarzone

As per Infinity Ward’s Issue Tracker, the developers are looking into a bug where “players are unable to use self revive when playing Battle Royale solos,” alongside looking into the teammate revival problem that one user described above.


Given the snowballed popularity of Warzone in events such as Warzone Wednesdays and Twitch Rivals, Infinity Ward will likely be looking to patch up the aforementioned bugs as soon as possible.

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How to preload Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:15 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:18

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally upon us, and we’ve got everything you need to know about how to pre-load and download it ahead of time on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ahead of Black Ops Cold War’s highly-anticipated November 13 release, Call of Duty players are getting the chance to try out the game’s multiplayer in a massive Beta period during October.


While the Beta is going to be open to everyone on all platforms, those who pre-order the game get early access on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Furthermore, thanks to Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, PlayStation 4 players got their hands on it before anyone else.

The details for how to pre-load the game on your console or PC can be found below, as well as the full schedule for all three platforms.

Black Ops Cold War Beta
The Black Ops Cold War Beta will take place over the course of a two week period.

How to pre-download Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4

The early access period on PS4 started on Thursday, October 8 before the Beta was opened to all PlayStation users on Saturday, October 10. If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you could actually download the Beta early by simply searching ‘Black Ops Cold War Beta’ in the PlayStation Store.

There will be an option to download and pre-load the file before you can actually play, and you will not need a code. Just simply click on it and, as long as you’ve pre-ordered digitally, the system will allow you to start downloading.

It’s also worth noting that the same file will be used for both weekends, so you don’t need to delete and redownload it between the first and second sessions. However, this is a different program than the Alpha, so that can be deleted as it’s no longer needed.

Black Ops Cold War Beta pre-load
PlayStation Store
PS4 players who pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War digitally can start pre-loading the Beta file now.

How to pre-load Beta on Xbox One & PC

As mentioned above, the first week of the Beta was reserved exclusively for PS4 before also including Xbox One and PC this week. As with PlayStation, there will be an early access period on these other platforms as well, between October 15-16, after which the Beta becomes open to everyone on October 17.

The pre-loading period for Xbox One and PC started on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. The process is pretty much the same: Xbox players who have pre-ordered a digital version of the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, or Xbox Series X can find the Beta in the console store, while the PC version will be listed under “Partner Games” in the Blizzard launcher.

Keep in mind that, unlike with PS4, those on Xbox must have an active Xbox Live Gold membership, and PC players will need to have a account.

Black Ops Cold War Beta
Xbox One and PC users won’t be able to play the first weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta.

Additional info

For changes between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.

Here are a few details you should know before the Beta periods kicks off:

  • Early access is only available for digital pre-orders. If you’ve pre-purchased a physical copy, you will not get early access.
  • If you’ve received a Beta code through Activision, Xfinity, or other promotions, you will receive an email with a download code
  • Digital pre-orders will not need a code to download the Beta, simply search your console store or Blizzard launcher for the game once the pre-load periods begin

When is the Black Ops Cold War Beta? Dates & schedule

Here’s a reminder of the full Beta schedule for BOCW; all periods begin and end at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on their respective dates.

Black Ops Cold War Beta dates
The full schedule for the Black Ops Cold War Beta.
  • Weekend 1
    • October 8-9: PS4 early access
    • October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
  • Weekend 2
    • October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
    • October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms

For more information about what’s included in-game, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War Beta guide. Also, follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for all the latest news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.