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Infinity Ward reveal Warzone & Modern Warfare Season 4 bug fixes

Published: 29/May/2020 14:16 Updated: 29/May/2020 14:17

by Joe Craven

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Infinity Ward, developers behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the immensely popular Warzone battle royale, have revealed a host of bug fixes that players can expect to be implemented alongside the Season 4 update. 

Modern Warfare Season 4’s update is set to go live late on June 2, with a view to beginning on June 3. Players have come to expect the most significant in-game changes with the launch of new seasons. We’ve already had it confirmed that new maps, operators and weapons will be coming with the update, but that’s not all.

New seasons also tend to bring a host of bug fixes, and Infinity Ward have gone some way to reveal issues we can expect to see patched when Season Four kicks off.

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Season Four will begin on June 3.

Thanks to the developer’s dedicated Trello page, we can get an early look at a number of bug fixes that will be patched in the next update, barring any last minute issues.

Season 4 Warzone Bug Fixes

Probably top of the list are a number of Warzone changes, including those relating to fairly major bugs. One glitch inhibited players from buying back eliminated teammates, but Infinity Ward have confirmed that a fix should be on its way.

Similarly, patches are coming for a couple of glitches that gave players access to non-Gulag weapons, and ones that allowed them to find floor loot in the Gulag.

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The Gulag weapon pool recently changed, adding ARs and SMGs into the mix.

Finally, Warzone voice chat is going to receive improvements – good news for anyone who is playing cross platform. While not specific in regards to the changes being made, we can expect general improvements that stop voice chat cutting out so frequently.

A number of players have commented on the inconsistency of Warzone’s voice chat since its release, especially after the April 28 update.

Season 4 Modern Warfare Bug Fixes

Furthermore, there are some specific fixes coming to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer. One of the most significant fixes coming is to stop an issue that prevented players earning a nuke while using blueprint weapons.

Infinity Ward have also confirmed that patches are coming to stop visual corruption affecting multiplayer matches. This saw players experiencing bizarre multi-color screens and other graphical problems.

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Hardhat is one of the newest MP maps added, with some small bugs surfacing.

Another significant fix coming relates to some players being able to move around while the match countdown timer is still ongoing. Despite the match not actually having started, some players found themselves able to move out of spawn, at a clear advantage to enemies who could not move.

There are additional bugs listed on Trello that do not have clear fixes, so players will have to wait slightly longer to see those ironed out.

Regardless, it’s good news for fans of Modern Warfare and Warzone, who can expect to enjoy a smoother experience when the bug fixes go live alongside the Season 4 launch.

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Black Ops Cold War devs discussing changes to “overpowered” Flak Jacket

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:23

by Tanner Pierce

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Ever since launch, Black Ops Cold War fans have been complaining about how overpowered the Flak Jacket perk is. Now, after tons of fans have posted videos of them surviving things that they should not have, Treyarch appear to be discussing adjustments.

Flak Jacket, which provides resistance to explosive damage, has been in Call of Duty games for a while now. While the perk has been around since the World at War days, it always provided a marginal resistance to explosive damage, in order to make sure that the game is properly balanced. Now, with Black Ops Cold War, that seems to be very different as players are casually surviving serious explosive damage.

Gamers have been reporting for a while now that the Flak Jacket perk in the game is just too powerful and that it provides too much resistance. With the complaints mounting, it seems like the developers might finally do something about it, as evidenced by a comment on Reddit.

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Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres appears to say that there has been a discussion at Treyarch about Flak Jacket.

In a post detailing a change that someone would like made to Flak Jacket, Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres said that “there was actually a discussion about this yesterday.” Although he didn’t elaborate further, it appears that the team is aware of the issue even if they don’t have a timeline for any changes yet.

This comes after a week of videos from fans detailing just how absurd the perk is. Some of the videos are tame enough, with some people spraying explosives to no avail, while others are more surprising, showing direct impacts on players with RPG’s with negligible impact.

RPG and CIGMA vs. FLAK JACKET from blackopscoldwar

 

Another video, which is appropriately titled “I think Flak Jacket might be a little too strong,” even shows a player with Flak Jacket getting hit by a Cruise Missile (yes, the scorestreak) and surviving, seemingly because of the perk.

Granted, it took out most of his health, but the fact that a scorestreak which is supposed to take out a few players at a time didn’t even take out one with a near-direct hit is borderline shocking.

I think Flak Jacket might be a little too strong from blackopscoldwar

Most fans agree that the perk is broken, with one person on Reddit flat out saying that it is “overpowered.” Another commenter in a different post called it “the most OP perk in COD history,” which is a bold claim to make considering the controversial One Man Army perk existed back in the day.

Regardless, it seems like the community is hoping for a major overhaul of the perk. It’s hard to defend being able to survive a direct impact from an RPG, so Treyarch appear to be looking for solutions.