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Infinity Ward respond to Modern Warfare’s spawn system complaints

Published: 23/Sep/2019 15:26 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 15:56

by Matt Porter

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Infinity Ward have responded to complaints from Call of Duty fans regarding Modern Warfare’s spawn system, which has caused issues throughout the second beta weekend.

Modern Warfare’s final beta period is drawing to a close, with players hopping into their last few games hoping to get a taste of things to come when the full game launches in October, and help Infinity Ward iron out any issues before fans get their hands on the title.

One of those problems according to beta players is the spawn system, with many heading to the /r/ModernWarfare subreddit to voice their annoyance at the current state of respawning.

Infinity WardModern Warfare’s spawn system has frustrated some players.

In a post uploaded by /u/Finesse141, he claimed he had just receieved the “Guinness World Record for the worst spawn in MW beta so far, including a clip to show what he had just witnessed.

In a game of Domination, the player tried to defend the B flag, but got sniped for his efforts. Upon respawning, it’s fairly usual to pop up surrounded by your teammates, but for /u/Finesse141, he was met by a barrage of opponents, who promptly fired their weapons and sent him packing for the second time in mere seconds.

I think I hold the Guinness World Record for the worst spawn in the MW beta so far from r/modernwarfare

While the player was clearly upset, Infinity Ward have confirmed that they are aware of the frustrations surrounding the system, and plan to address them before the game’s full release on October 25.

In a comment left on the post, the development team’s Senior Communications Manager Ashton ‘ashonisVULCAN’ Williams stated: “Yeah, spawns are getting some love before launch,” before thanking the player for their video.

What form those changes will take once Infinity Ward gets their hands back on Modern Warfare remain to be seen, but fans will be hopeful that instances like this, where they spawn surrounded by their opponent with no chance to react, will be a thing of the past.

The purpose of multiplayer betas are to aid in the final stages of development, so while it may be frustrating, finding these problems now will likely mean they are less prevalent when the game is released on Friday, October 25.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale

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One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.