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Insane Warzone exploit lets you choose your first weapon

Published: 7/Jul/2020 13:02

by Jacob Hale

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A new exploit has been found in Warzone Season 4 that literally lets players pick their first weapons when they land in Verdansk.

Season 4 of Modern Warfare and Warzone came out in June, bringing a number of huge changes, including new multiplayer maps and some big weapon balancing changes that have completely shaken up the meta in both regular multiplayer and battle royale.

One change that probably wasn’t intended, though, is the ability to basically pick your own weapons when you drop in on Warzone – and it’s relatively easy to do, too.

Warzone loadout drop
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This exploit might make Loadout Drops slightly less essential than they have been.

How to take pre-game weapons into the match

If you’re sick of having to use floor loot such as a burst AR or a PILA, with no alternatives in sight, it’s actually possible to bring your weapons from the pre-game lobby into the real match.

You might want to give this a few trial runs to see if you can do it because you have to be quite precise with your timing, but if you pull it off you’re almost guaranteed a more comfortable experience when you first land.

You can see how it works in the clip below, but here’s a step-by-step instructional guide for you to bring your pre-game weapons into Verdansk with you:

  1. Before deployment, see which weapon you drop into the pre-game lobby with.
  2. If it’s something you would be happy to take into battle, skip to Step 4.
  3. If you want something different, get yourself killed and drop in with something new – repeat this as many times as you need, but make sure time is on your side.
  4. As the game is about to deploy you, when the countdown timer reaches between 1 second remaining and 0, drop your weapons on the ground. This should be done when the countdown timer disappears.
  5. When you fly into the actual match, land where you dropped the weapons and, if done right, they should still be there.

As mentioned before, your timing on this has to be impeccable. If you’re too early, your weapons won’t reappear, and if too late then you simply won’t drop them at all, so it might take a few attempts to get right.

If you’re able to, make sure you take advantage of this while you can: this definitely seems like something Infinity Ward will want to patch before long, and could make securing victory in Verdansk that much easier.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.