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Infinity Ward reveal early look at next Modern Warfare update patch notes

Published: 25/Apr/2020 1:44 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 18:40

by Albert Petrosyan

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Developers Infinity Ward have released their latest weekly Community Update for Modern Warfare, giving players an early glimpse at what the April 28 patch will bring to multiplayer and Warzone battle royale.

As part of their effort to improve communication with the Call of Duty player-base, Infinity Ward have been releasing weekly Community Updates to keep everyone in the loop with what they’re working on.

Their April 24 post has revealed that the classic Shoot the Ship 24/7 playlist, which combines fan-favorite maps Shipment and Shoot House, will be returning. There will be a slight twist in this version, however, as both the Cranked and Grind modes will be mixed in.

Infinity WardThe Shoot the Ship 24/7 playlist will be returning to Modern Warfare on April 28.

As for Gunfight, fans of the popular 2v2 mode will be glad to hear that “fun variations” of it are on the way, although the devs remained mum on what those will be.

Perhaps the biggest news is that Infinity Ward look to be releasing the new weapon mastery camo that they’ve been teasing for a while now.

“There’s also something new to chase after you’ve completed Damascus. Maybe you’re more of an Obsidian type of camo chaser…? Or maybe you want to mix and match blueprint weapon attachments to your heart’s content, even on another blueprint weapon…”

Infinity WardThe new master weapon camo, coming on April 28, will give players something to strive for beyond Damascus.

Details on this new master camo have remained murky, although Co-Design Director of Multiplayer, Joe Cecot, did previously reveal that it would “take a long time” to unlock.

However, players will not need to have Damascus unlocked to pursue this new gun skin, so having gold will be enough.

Last but not least, the developers also included some of what will be in the patch notes – fixes for bugs and issues that have been plaguing the game.

  • Fix for a bug where PC players using a Vega64 GPU could see corrupted outlines around their character models and weapons.
  • Fix for a bug where selecting the USEF 1 skin for the Mil-Sim Operator appears as the default skin in Co-op
  • Adjusted the speed and sizing of the circle in Warzone
  • Fix for a bug where completing the completionist challenges for the SKS are unlocking the associated camos for the Renetti
  • Fix for a bug where unlocking camos for the SKS was inconsistent with other camo challenges for marksman rifles
  • Fixed a bug where the “Hard Wired” skin for Alex would appear in thermals while Cold Blooded is equipped
  • Fixed a bug where some watches were appearing the wrong direction when gesturing
  • Fixed a bug where players could lose the option to pick their favorite Faction in the Operator menu
  • Fixed a bug where white lighting could be seen while moving or firing a weapon near specific locations
Infinity WardThe speed and sizing of the gas circle in Warzone will be adjusted in the April 28 update.

This update will be rolled out on Tuesday, April 28, although the exact time has not yet been announced. While Infinity Ward have usually released patches at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, they’ve lately moved it later at night so to avoid causing major disruptions to servers during active hours.

As usual, we will bring you the full patch notes once the update goes live as well as any other information that becomes available.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.