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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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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.