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Infinity Ward respond to Modern Warfare visibility complaints

Published: 22/Jan/2020 11:56 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:43

by Andy Williams

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A developer from Infinity Ward has responded to the infamous issue of impaired visibility in Modern Warfare, which could be a promising sign for players.

Moving to a season-based model for content and progression, alongside adding cross-play (and more), have all been major changes to the Call of Duty formula. But, these changes have not come without complaint, including the widespread concerns around visibility due to the visuals capable with the new engine.

The latest iteration in the franchise may have innovated on how the game is delivered to its fans. A completely new engine makes the game more aesthetically pleasing, but there is a possible downside to all this graphical fidelity.

Modern Warfare's Hackney Yard.
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Modern Warfare is the most played game of this console generation.

Despite Modern Warfare’s gripping multiplayer framework, there have numerous hurdles that Infinity Ward have had to jump over since launch.

One prevalent obstacle has been the reduced visibility which players experience. From the curbed visuals in Azhir Cave, to being impaired by seemingly random artistic effects, players have been crying out for some changes.

Now, however, it appears that a visual developer at Infinity Ward may have shed some light on the issue, when responding to a comment on the Modern Warfare subreddit

When asked whether “the haze and visibility limitation [is] part of the game’s intended aesthetics?” the dev stated that the “goal is to render an immersive physically based, lit environment. Its’ a case by case, level by level.”

Infinity Ward respond on Modern Warfare subreddit.

Another fan weighed in by requesting for the visual effects to be “toned down” because they “hamper visibility at times.”

In response to the player’s plea, the Infinity Ward dev simply acknowledged their request by stating that they “definitely hear” the appeal to improve visibility.

With the Call of Duty League starting on January 24, Infinity Ward already have plenty on their plate. 

Nonetheless, a major update is due on January 22, so stay tuned with Dexerto for patch notes on what has been changed as and when the update is pushed live. 

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.