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Infinity Ward respond to Modern Warfare’s completely broken gun variants

Published: 5/Dec/2019 16:41

by Calum Patterson

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Infinity Ward have responded to various issues around the new gun variants added to Modern Warfare for Season One, confirming that fixes are on the way.

Season One of Modern Warfare kicked off on December 3, and launched the first battle pass for the game, alongside a boatload of new content and maps.

The highlight of the cosmetic content was the new gun variants, officially called ‘Blueprints’, which significantly alter the look of the gun, without any stat changes (other than those afforded by attachments).

However, players quickly found that these variants were completely broken, as after being equipped on the weapon in the menu, the new look of the weapon simply didn’t appear in-game.

The issue appears to be affecting four variants in particular: Heat Cycle (MP5), Smooth Dominator (FAL) Jack Frosty (FN SCAR), and Old Wounds (M91).

One player gave a perfect example of the problem, showing that after the variant is equipped, the weapon still looks like its old boring self in-game.

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Thankfully, Infinity Ward are on the case already and have confirmed a fix is inbound.

On Reddit, a developer confirmed that they would be rolling out a fix for all four of the broken variants (Heat Cycle, Smooth Dominator, Jack Frosty and Old Wounds) “with the next update.”

Unfortunately, there’s no exact date given as to when exactly this next update will be. So far, since launching Modern Warfare on October 25, updates have been at least weekly, and sometimes multiple times a week for smaller patches.

Hopefully, there won’t be a long wait for this and other fixes, such as stuttering issues that some PC players have reported following the big Season One update.

It’s common for updates, especially big ones, to unintentionally create new bugs while attempting to fix old ones, due to the nature of code. Infinity Ward will no doubt be working to fix any new and existing bugs, and clearly have their ears to the ground with complaints and reports coming in on social media.

However, some common complaints from the community, such as the supposed ‘Skill-based matchmaking‘ and the inability to vote for certain maps, still go unanswered by the developers, leading to continued frustration among players who are demanding a response.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal new Season 1 skins, charms & cosmetics

Published: 19/Nov/2020 0:49

by Brad Norton

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Early Black Ops Cold War leaks have given us a new look at upcoming Season 1 content including skins, weapon charms, and plenty more.

While Black Ops Cold War may have only just released, we’re already barrelling towards the first major update. Kicking off on Thursday, December 10, Season 1 is set to bring Nuketown back, introduce new maps and modes, along with providing a brand new Battle Pass. 

The roadmap gave us our first look at some of these upcoming additions, though we’ve been kept in the dark since. However, early leaks have just revealed a bunch of new content that we can likely expect in the new season.

From Operator skins to weapon Blueprints and everything in between, it looks as though BOCW Season 1 will continue introducing content in a similar style to 2019’s Modern Warfare. Here’s a rundown on everything that’s leaked thus far.

With Nuketown ‘84 being a highlight for the seasonal update, leaks from PC dataminer ‘TailsDoll711‘ have revealed some stylish cosmetics that fit right in with the revamped map. For starters, a new weapon Blueprint appears to be tied to the map in some capacity. Seemingly a Hauer 77 variant, this reward could be unlocked by playing on Nuketown, along with a few other items.

Also in the image is a weapon charm of a Nuketown mannequin fully kitted out in 80’s clothing. Additionally, there’s a nuclear weapon sticker that can be plastered on your favorite guns as well.

Early leaks have also revealed the return of Modern Warfare’s watches. While some were purely cosmetic in the past, others came with proper functions. One particular watch coming to BOCW seems to track your progress through your current level.

Russell Adler from the game’s campaign is set to receive one of the first seasonal skins, according to the new leaks.

A few different colored jackets and hats can soon be equipped for the multiplayer Operator. 

There’s no telling how every cosmetic item will be unlocked just yet. Much of this content could be featured throughout the 100-Tier Battle Pass in Season 1. Meanwhile, other additions could be locked behind various challenges. Only time will tell.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks as the Season 1 update draws near. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details slip through the cracks.