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Modern Warfare answers call of duty to combat Australia fires with bundle

Published: 11/Jan/2020 17:52 Updated: 11/Jan/2020 18:00

by Calum Patterson


Activision and developers Infinity Ward have responded to calls to support the relief effort in Australia, where bushfires are ravaging the nation, with a new charity bundle in Modern Warfare.

When news of the devastation caused by the Australian fires started to spread across the world, the gaming community called on developers to do what they could through microtransactions to raise money.

Fans of both Call of Duty and Apex Legends suggested that cosmetic items could be added, with money raised from purchases going directly to the cause.

Infinity Ward has stepped up to the ‘call of duty’ on January 11, renaming their Outback bundle and pledging all proceeds from it to the relief effort.

The pack includes a total of eight items, including an Operator skin and a Sniper Rifle camo, plus a cute Koala bear to attach to your weapon.

“We’re donating 100% of Activision’s net proceeds from each purchase of the ‘Outback’ pack, which we’ve renamed the Outback Relief Pack,” the news announcement from IW states.

Infinity WardThe full details of the Outback Relief bundle.

The pack is available on all platforms until January 31, and can be purchased with COD points from the in-game store.

The news was met with widespread praise from fans on social media and Reddit, giving the team at Infinity Ward credit for acting quickly and helping with a much-needed cause.

There are still plenty of complaints about the game itself, but generally, the reception to the store and monetization systems in Modern Warfare has been positive.

One issue players have highlighted though, is the inability to purchase individual items from bundles. Instead, players are forced to buy the entire bundle, even if they only really want one or two of the included items.

However, with this bundle going towards a cause in dire need, with the fires still raging on in Australia, no one should have any complaints purchasing the whole thing.

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton


Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

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An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

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Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.