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Infinity Ward reveal more changes coming to Modern Warfare in updates

Published: 3/Nov/2019 10:04 Updated: 3/Nov/2019 10:17

by Andy Williams

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Following the November 2 update that fixed a number of issues including battlechatter and footstep audio, Infinity Ward’s Co-Design Director, Joe Cecot, has revealed more fixes that are in the pipeline for Modern Warfare.

Infinity Ward’s team have been inundated with feedback from far and wide, from wholesale changes to minor tweaks that can be made to provide a smoother multiplayer experience in Modern Warfare. 

Notably, footstep audio and battlechatter were among the items addressed in the 1.06 update. Nonetheless, Infinity Ward have plenty more fixes to implement ahead of the Call of Duty League getting underway in 2020.

ActivisionModern Warfare has made plenty of changes to the franchise’s cornerstone multiplayer experience.

Even though the patch was only pushed live on November 2, Joe Cecot has unveiled a list of changes that are forthcoming for the first-person shooter. 

In a tweet posted the same day, Cecot announced that there are “more updates in the works” which include:

  • More restricted player call-out logic.
  • Prevent enemies from hearing call-outs in all modes.
  • Challenge system fixes.
  • Weapon tuning.
  • Spawn updates.

It appears that the battlechatter update will be refined somewhat, to restrict player call-outs back to more ‘basic’ dialogue (i.e., “reloading” or “changing mags”) — as opposed to revealing precise enemy locations., and will be made silent to enemies in all modes.

Moreover, a change to the ongoing spawn issues could be imminent. Currently, spawns take too long to ‘flip’ in respawn game modes, which means that players are becoming frustrated when pinned into a specific area of the map.

Cecot previously posted a number of fixes that were being worked a mere few days before the patch went live, which hints at the possibility of another quick turnaround here. 

Indeed, Cecot and co. will be keen to address the community feedback as soon as possible, given that #FixModernWarfare is currently gaining traction on Twitter.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.