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Infinity Ward responds to multiple issues in Modern Warfare & Warzone

Published: 2/May/2020 10:21

by Joe Craven


A host of Infinity Ward developers have revealed multiple fixes on their way to Modern Warfare and Warzone, following the significant April 28 update. 

Since the April 28 update, Modern Warfare players have been experiencing new issues, including extended matchmaking times and in-game lag. While Activision Support have stated the situation is resolved, many are still struggling.

Any new update is bound to cause a few bugs, the likes of which Modern Warfare players want to see ironed out as soon as possible. Thankfully, Infinity Ward staff have been responding to players’ complaints, giving us an idea of changes we can expect to see in the near future.

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New modes are just the tip of the iceberg for Warzone.

Among other things, Joe Cecot, Co-Design Director of Multiplayer, confirmed changes will be coming to how players can unlock the new MK9 Bruen LMG. Currently, players have to kill three enemies when an enemy is near smoke with an LMG across 15 different matches.

However, Cecot confirmed this will be changed “to make it count both if you or the victim are in the smoke.” This will make it considerably easier for players to complete this particular challenge.

Similarly, Cecot responded to a Twitter user who, while messing around with a helicopter in Warzone, managed to fall underneath the map. It is not the first ‘under the map’ glitch Modern Warfare has encountered, but the helicopter flying under the map is a bizarre image.

Finally, Cecot responded to FaZe Clan content creator and sniper ‘Dirty’, regarding how Obsidian camo appears on the KAR98K. Currently, it does not cover the sniper scope too, leading to an odd aesthetic.

Other Infinity Ward developers, Ashton Williams and Joel Emslie, also replied to fans’ concerns. Emslie, who is the Art Director of Modern Warfare, poured cold water on players’ hopes of a weapon inspect mechanic anytime soon.

Popular CoD YouTuber ‘PrestigeIsKey’ asked the question, regarding a feature that has been in a number of Call of Duty games, including the Infinity Ward led Modern Warfare Remastered. Unfortunately, Emslie said: “Right now. No. Sorry.”

Finally, Ashton Williams confirmed that Infinity Ward are investigating issues with Battle Passes locking, but did not provide a time scale on a fix.

While fans are frustrated with the bugs that have followed the April 28 update, they have also been impressed with Infinity Ward’s swift responses to the glitches.

For a full list of the bugs Infinity Ward are working on, you can check out their dedicated Modern Warfare Trello board.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks & teasers reveal Zombies DLC 1 map location

Published: 30/Nov/2020 15:35

by Connor Bennett


With Season 1 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the horizon, some players believe they’ve already uncovered what’s coming for Zombies in its first DLC pack.

Since first popping up in Call of Duty: Black Ops, Zombies mode has become a staple of Treyarch releases. The devs always pump out new maps – typically adding into the overall story of the Zombies universe. These new maps are full of secrets, each usually having an Easter Egg to complete – on top of players trying to one-up each for the record of most waves survived or zombies killed. 

Treyarch has given the mode a little bit of a shakeup in Black Ops Cold War through the additional integration with multiplayer but, as of now, there is only one map to play – Die Maschine. However, it appears as if players will be headed to Vietnam next.

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Nazi Zombies has been around since World at War.

Reliable Call of Duty leaker and insider TheGamingRevolution rounded up a whole host of leaks and teasers that have already surfaced in the Zombies community. 

In terms of the next map, it seems as if the previously teased Firebase Z will be in the Khe Sanh area of Vietnam. For anyone who has completed the campaigns of previous Black Ops games, it seems as if the Khe Sanh Combat Base will be the basis for Firebase Z. 

Additionally, the new map could also bring a boss fight with it – similar to previous releases. TheGamingRevolution speculated that it could be something resembling the Cosmic Silverback from Dead Ops Arcade given all the Gorilla graffiti sprayed around Die Maschine.

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Obviously, none of this has been confirmed by Treyarch just yet, but everything seems to be headed in the direction that the YouTuber is pointing. 

Sadly, the new Zombies DLC isn’t set to be a part of Black Ops Cold War, as a new map wasn’t used in the roadmap. Instead, Treyarch opted to show that new modes are coming. So, we’ll just have to bide our time for now.