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Major Warzone map change teased in Modern Warfare

Published: 11/Apr/2020 10:10

by Joe Craven

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Eagle-eyed Call of Duty players have picked up on a pretty major teaser relating to Dam, one of the major POIs in the very northwest of Warzone’s large map. 

Given the size of the Warzone battle royale, it was almost inevitable that certain POIs would be less popular than others. One of these is Dam, the humongous water barrier that stands in the very northwest of Warzone’s first and only map.

It’s fair to say that its lack of popularity also stems from its location, with central areas far more likely to end up in latter-stage zones. However, despite its secluded location, it could be about to play a huge role in shaping Warzone’s map going forward.

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Dam is located way off center of Warzone’s map.

As you can see, in the game’s current build, the Dam is more or less completely frozen over. This includes the monumental lake behind it, which players can currently run across as if it were any other surface.

A recent menu change has cast doubt on this, though. Infinity Ward altered Modern Warfare’s main menu to a graphic of the Dam. However, it is now leaking water, suggesting that the Warzone map is heating up and the ice is melting.

While not confirmed, Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale also featured a ‘Hydro Dam’, which actually burst and allowed the map to be completely flooded for a limited time.

There are no guarantees that Infinity Ward will go this far and actually flood Warzone’s map, but it certainly seems to indicate that the map’s frozen areas may not stay frozen for much longer.

As we’ve seen with games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, battle royale fans expect regular content drops to vary the in-game environments. It looks like Infinity Ward are following suit.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.