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Modern Warfare April 30 update brings back Bounty Contracts in Warzone

Published: 30/Apr/2020 23:03 Updated: 1/May/2020 0:15

by Alan Bernal

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone have received a new playlist update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that’s bringing back Bounty Contracts to the battle royale, among other changes listed in the patch notes.

It was a quick turnaround for the devs to address an immediate problem with Warzone’s contracts that will now be changed up again only a day after the April 29 update.

Infinity Wards’ April 30 game settings update will also bring in a few bug fixes to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, while making key adjustments for Warzone and MW modes to improve the experience on both ends.

Bounty Contracts

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Warzone’s contracts are getting reverted to feature Regular Bounty contracts.

The reception to the removal of bounty contracts in yesterday’s update was not received well from fans and popular streamers alike. The push back on the Most Wanted variants of the contracts quickly changed IW’s mind, reintroducing the tried-and-true regular Bounty Contracts.

Now the devs have completely done away with the Most Wanted contracts and reinstated the system that has garnered a lot of praise from the community.

Players should see the contracts work how they usually do, and time will tell if the Most Wanted contracts will be introduced as an LTM or other down the road.

Bugs and Fixes

Call of Duty’s Infected mode had some adjustments to its timers.

Meanwhile, a bug has been patched that will hopefully fix the glitch that’s been getting players stuck in loading screens when trying to queue up in Warzone.

As for the Multiplayer side of MW, a new fix will hopefully prevent Gunsmith Custom loadouts from disappearing in matches. Plays should keep an eye on this and report anything out of the norm to the devs.

Infected mode also got some healthy changes. The out of bounds timer has been adjusted, as well as the match start timer so that players can join in before the countdown ends.

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Warzone players should immediately notice the changed after the April 30 update.

Speaking of, 3v3 Cranked Gunfight now has 15 seconds on its timer instead of the 10 seconds before this patch.

Infinity Ward has been making waves in the Modern Warfare ecosystem with near-constant improvements to the title.

Players can now dive into all the new adjustments in Modern Warfare by catching the patch notes below with the full breakdown of the April 30 playlist update.

Playlist Update

  • Fix for Gunsmith Custom loadouts not appearing in matches
  • Removing Most Wanted Contracts from Warzone and adding Bounty Contracts back
  • Adjusting the timer from 10 to 15 seconds in 3v3 Cranked Gunfight
  • Adjusting out of bounds timer in Infected
  • Adjusting the match start timer in Infected so players can join before the Infected countdown ends.
  • Fix for a bug where players could get stuck during the infil while loading into a BR match
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Warzone team banned from $250k Twitch Rivals event after cheating scandal

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 10:42

by Brad Norton

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The $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Warzone event hit a major snag in the road on January 21, as alleged cheaters were disqualified from the competition ahead of the closing round.

One of the biggest Warzone events to date set the scene for one of the biggest cheating scandals to date. Amidst the five-rounds of private lobby action, a number of Warzone’s veteran competitors began to accuse players of cheating in the tournament.

The Trio of METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the competition in light of these allegations. This ban came through before players dropped into the fifth and final match of the day.

“Based on the evidence submitted from various sources in and out of the tournament, [Twitch has] determined that [their] gameplay was unnatural beyond a reasonable doubt,” event host Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons explained.

As a result of their disqualification, Twitch opted to move forward with the event. Rather than restarting or replaying on a different date, the fifth map continued with one less team.

Accusations made against Metzy_B

Accusations started piling up after the fourth round of action. Players noticed some extremely sharp aim coming from METZY_B in particular. 

Resident Warzone investigator Tommey was soon on the case, as he began to dissect the footage. It was peculiar auto-aim that caught his eye, as the suspected cheater immediately “locked on” to an opposing player in the clip.

Given the $250K up for grabs, there was plenty at stake. $45,000 was on the line for the winning team, while even a last place finish would have awarded the alleged cheaters $1,200. However, METZY_B and his team were “ineligible for prizing,” Twitch soon confirmed. 

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the controversy to spill across social media, with many of Warzone’s biggest names repeating their gripes with the lack of an effective anti-cheat system.

“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore,” NICKMERCS said. “There’s too much cheese & way too many rats.”

Despite this, it later became clear that, perhaps, the players in the tournament had jumped the gun early with their accusations…

METZY_B clears his name

After being kicked from the tournament, METZY_B joined Tommey’s Discord call in an attempt to clear his name, showing his PC, the programs he’s been using and more.

While METZY wasn’t reinstated to the tournament, some critics have deleted their tweets and Tommey, after investigating the situation, conceded that he got it wrong this time and there “wasn’t enough to go as far as it did.”

He later clarified that he played no part in reporting METZY to the admins of the tournament or forcing his removal, but the player is “more than welcome to take his earnings” from the event.

Game five continued with one less team in the lobby. Champions were crowned and the $250K prize pool was split accordingly. Be sure to check out our event hub for a full recap of the troubled Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament.