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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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Black Ops Cold War Beta bug leaks potential return of Supply Drops

Published: 9/Oct/2020 7:55

by Brad Norton

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The Black Ops Cold War beta has only just begun, though an early bug may have let slip a huge feature on the way: The return of the Supply Drop system last seen in WWII.

When it comes to microtransactions in Call of Duty, we’ve seen a number of different systems over the years. Some games have opted for the loot box-style method, while others have gone with a mix of Battle Passes and individual bundles.

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We already know that Treyarch’s upcoming release will be sticking with Battle Passes, but could there be more microtransactions on the way too? If you’ve already been playing the Black Ops Cold War beta on PS4, you may not have noticed anything out of the ordinary on controller.

However, if you happen to plug in a keyboard and mouse while playing on console, things get a little different. As a result, a brand-new bug appears to have slipped through the cracks, revealing mention of a Supply Drop system in Black Ops Cold War.

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No different from many recent titles in the series, when booting up Black Ops Cold War, players are greeted with a message of the day. It’s here that ‘NoobOfVerdansk’ stumbled upon an eye-opening glitch. Instead of displaying the usual message along with a few standard tabs below, “many other options were found.”

Reserves, Purchase Crate, and Crate Bundle were all options visible in the menu. While it is only a beta, and bugs are inevitable, it could be hinting at a return. Perhaps the old microtransaction model may appear alongside Battle Passes.

Supply Drops, or Reserve Crates as they were called in Black Ops 4, have featured all sorts of items. Some games kept powerful guns in these randomized lootboxes while other games stuck to purely visual unlocks.

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These labels slipping through the cracks in the beta could be indicative of what’s to come, though it is worth taking this leak with a grain of salt. After all, it could just be leftover code from a system that’s since been scrapped in development. 

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Supply Drops were vital in previous CoD’s if you wanted the most powerful weapons.

Only time will tell if the old system of in-game purchases replaces the specific bundle method of 2019’s Modern Warfare. Who knows, perhaps all three forms will be included: Supply Drops, Battle Passes, and bundles altogether.

If you haven’t yet jumped into the beta, fear not. Check up on our full overview so you know when and how to dive in on every platform.

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