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Infinity Ward reveal content & fixes coming in next Modern Warfare Update

Published: 10/Jan/2020 21:33 Updated: 11/Jan/2020 9:41

by Albert Petrosyan

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Infinity Ward have released the first-ever Community Update for Modern Warfare detailing what’s coming soon to the game, including a 3v3 Gunfight mode, more loadouts, fixes for serious glitches, and more.

On January 5, Infinity Ward Art Director Joel Emslie admitted that they were looking into new and improved avenues of communication between the developers and players.

Just a few days later, on January 10, IW acted on that promise with the release of their first Community Update for Modern Warfare, highlighting some of the new playlists and features coming to the game.

In addition, they’ve also launched an official Trello page that features all of the issues currently plaguing the game, and how far the developers are in the process of finding and implementing fixes for them.

A full breakdown of this January 10 Community Update can be found below, including all upcoming new content, known issues being worked on, and a set schedule for when players can expect communication.

ActivisionInfinity Ward are making a conscious effort to improve communication between the developers and player-base.

What’s coming next in Modern Warfare?

One of the first things that Infinity Ward will be adding is a 3v3 version of Gunfight. The base variant of the mode, of course, is 2v2, and now that the 1v1 version was recently added in the January 7 playlist update, fans can expect the 3v3 to come soon.

Speaking of Gunfight, the fan-favorite Gunfight Tournament will be brought back soon after its beta version was briefly made available in November. IW will add the tournaments back once they’ve “squashed a few bugs and added in new rewards.”

Players who are not content with having just five loadouts in multiplayer are in for good news as additional loadouts are coming soon. There will also be more 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Tier promo events held in-game.

“That’s just a taste of things we’re working on, so keep an eye out for these and more in future updates,” Infinity Ward wrote.

Infinity WardA 3v3 version of the popular Gunfight mode is coming soon to Modern Warfare.

Known issues being investigated in Modern Warfare

No one can deny that Modern Warfare has had its share of bugs, glitches, and exploits since being released on October 25.

The developers marked a few of the issues they’re currently investigating and looking to fix, so players should expect to see them patched in the upcoming updates:

  • Lighting flickering on various maps
  • Mission collision on containers on Cargo
  • Platinum skins not unlocking properly
  • Out of map exploits in Ground War
  • Platinum and Damascus camos glare while ADS
Infinity Ward are looking to fix the glare from Damascus and Platinum camos when aiming down sights.

Weekly communication schedule

In order to improve the consistency of their communication with players, Infinity Ward released a weekly schedule for when fans can expect announcements and new information.

  • Tuesday – a playlist update will be released mixing up the game modes available in multiplayer
  • Thursdays – new developer diary entry and/or behind the scenes blog
  • Fridays – new Community Update, much like this January 10 one, in which IW will detail exactly what’s being worked on and where the game is headed.

This is all, of course, in addition to patch notes that will be released every time a new update or patch is rolled out.

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale

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Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

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The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
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Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.