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Infinity Ward under fire after hiding changes in Modern Warfare patch

Published: 5/Dec/2019 4:17 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 19:44

by Brad Norton


According to avid members of the Call of Duty community on Reddit, Infinity Ward has allegedly been obscuring certain information from the most recent Modern Warfare patch notes. 

While there has been no shortage of vocal frustration in the community of late, Call of Duty fans have now taken aim at Infinity Ward for supposedly hiding an abundance of information in the latest patch notes. 

From weapon tuning to entirely new additions, dozens of alterations have seemingly been neglected. Regardless of whether these adjustments are major or insignificant in the grand scheme of things, dedicated Modern Warfare players are up in arms over the lack of clarity from Infinity Ward.

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareIt seems as though Infinity Ward’s patch notes have been “going dark” lately.

Collated in a December 4 post from Reddit user ‘FlylngFruitcake,’ an abundance of changes were highlighted that seem to have fallen through the cracks of the two most recent set of patch notes for Version 1.10 and Version 1.11 respectively. 

Some of the most significant oversights appear to stem from weapon adjustments that have gone unchecked. From an increase in recoil on the AK47 assault rifle to a reduction in damage for the MG34 light machine gun, there’s a number of seemingly major alterations that simply haven’t been addressed in recent patch notes.

Additionally, many popular game modes have been updated with various maps being rotated into play without comment. Akrlov Peak has been added to Cyber Attack and Hardcore Domination, while St. Petrograd is now playable in Survival mode for instance. 

While Infinity Ward is yet to comment on the sheer number of supposed changes that have been implemented across the board, it’s worth bearing in mind that none of the outlined issues have been verified by the developers themselves. Take each adjustment with a grain of salt until official evidence is provided to support certain claims.

Why don’t we get the actual, full patch notes? from modernwarfare

Evidently outraged by the lack of explanation and clarity from the developers, Modern Warfare players have been quick to vocalize their frustrations at the state of the latest patch notes.

“They only tell us what they want us to know, one of the worst examples of communication I’ve seen from a dev team yet,” Reddit user ‘kstokes2019’ expressed.

Elaborating on how dedicated players had to come together in order to properly uncover every change featured in recent title updates, another Reddit user responded in bemusement. “The fact that the community has to pull together and come up with their own patch notes is absolutely asinine.”

Reddit: Modern WarfareJust a few of the many outraged Modern Warfare fans responding to the issue.

It bears repeating that none of the changes listed throughout the post have been verified and no official comment has been put forth by Infinity Ward just yet. 

While it might seem shocking that developers would obscure certain information from their patch notes, Infinity Ward wouldn’t be the first to do so.

Epic Games was recently in hot water for making secret weapon adjustments under the hood. Similarly, a dedicated player was required to run individual tests in order to unearth the alterations. 

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Best Warzone kills against cheaters exploiting the Stim glitch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 5:12

by Theo Salaun


Taking matters into their own hands, some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s bravest players have, quite literally, gone out of their way to punish cheating exploiters who abuse the notorious Stim glitch.

As most Warzone fans have become familiar with by now, there is an unlimited Stim Shot glitch that pops into existence, gets patched out, and then returns every once in a while. The bug allows you to use an infinite amount of Stim Shots, enabling players to remain in the gas indefinitely and secure easy wins while those who play fairly die to the final circles.

Unfortunately, as time passes, more and more exploiters have become aware of the glitch and prone to abusing it. Fortunately, more and more players with competitive integrity have become aware of those exploiters and prone to exacting justice by punishing them.

While few things are more satisfying than a high-kill Warzone victory, one such thing is the cathartic sensation of a cheater being killed and therefore robbed of their illegitimate win. Highlighted by one of Warzone’s very best, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, here are the best kills against Stim glitch exploiters.

Unwilling to be denied their 100-kill victory, Jukeyz and his team got set up with self-revives, gas masks, and a UAV to go seek out and eliminate the exploiter in their lobby. Driving directly into the toxic gas, Jukeyz is able to hop out (as his driver is downed by the green cloud) and delete the prone cheater.

And Jukeyz isn’t alone in obliterating these exploiters. Reddit’s ‘thebigeasy31’ decimated the hubris of one such exploiter, who brashly thought they could start Stim glitching earlier in the game with a Most Wanted contact on his head. Instead, bigeasy gave him a bullet to the head.

And last, but certainly not least, Reddit’s ‘Millertime166’ took it upon themself to pull off a one-man vigilante act by seeking out a Stim glitcher on Rebirth Island. Heading into the gas, copping a Gas Mask, and getting into a vehicle, Millertime used their last remaining HP to kill off a silly cheater who was hidden behind a wall.

Wasn’t about to let a stim glitcher steal my squads W from CODWarzone

While the Stim glitch was supposed to have been removed during the January 13 patch, some believe it persists, albeit in a more limited fashion. Nevertheless, most expect it could possibly make a return at some point.

If it does come back, these players prove that the game’s developers are not the only ones who can counteract cheaters. Like those who killed off exploiters who were abusing the Promenade truck glitch, Verdansk’s finest have begun carrying out their own brand of justice.