Modern Warfare community praises Infinity Ward for battle pass gesture - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare community praises Infinity Ward for battle pass gesture

Published: 2/Mar/2020 17:02

by Andy Williams

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Infinity Ward have received floods of praise for issuing a Modern Warfare player a refund after purchasing their Season One battle pass just before Season Two debuted.

Ever since Modern Warfare’s public release in October 2019, Infinity Ward has received a ton of criticism for the number of issues that have cropped up since launch.

While the developers have been working their way through the lengthy list of snags, they have also changed the progression system in Call of Duty to a season-based model — which works in tandem with their new content delivery framework.

Modern Warfare Season Two roadmap.
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Modern Warfare’s second season got under way on February 11 and vowed to bring even more content.

Since the road has been a bumpy one for Infinity Ward, they will be glad to receive some well deserved praise following a gesture made amid the recent season transition.

One Redditor posted the gesture to the Modern Warfare subreddit, detailing how they had received a refund on their Season One battle pass after purchasing it shortly after Season Two going live.

The message reads: “We identified that you purchased the Season 1 Battle Pass right as Season One ended and Season Two began. To ensure you get the most out of your purchase, we’re refunding your Season One Battle Pass purchase.”

IW refunded my s1 battle pass from modernwarfare

Moreover, the in-game message continued: “Your COD Points total should reflect this refund in-game. We hope you enjoy all the amazing content available in the Season Two Battle Pass.”

Plenty of fellow Redditors went on to praise Infinity Ward’s goodwill in the thread, with one user echoing the thoughts of many with their comment: “Seriously, this is unexpected, and a really nice thing that they did. Thanks Infinity Ward and Activision for having this system in place.”

However, while the player did receive a full refund, they may have also discovered a loop-hole in the season-based content system…

When asked whether they kept Mara (the Coalition Operator) after their refund, they responded saying: “Surprisingly yes. I already finished my [battle pass] but never purchased it until 30 minutes before [Season Two] started.”

Infinity Ward may wise up before the end of Season Two, though, so don’t expect to keep your hard-earned items if you plan on attempting a similar trick.

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Streamer frags out in Black Ops Cold War with Rockband guitar controller

Published: 30/Nov/2020 20:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players have been known to whip out some pretty outlandish controllers in years past, and now that trend has continued with Black Ops Cold War with one streaming using a Rockband guitar.

Twitch streamer TheStevieP decided to play the game’s zombies and even multiplayer mode with the absurd controller, but was actually seeing some success with it despite its obvious limitations.

While playing with a guitar may sound impossible, especially with a game as fast-paced as COD, TheStevieP found a button layout setup that gets the job done.

“Walk is down on the strum bar, walking backward is up on the strum bar,” he explained. “To look around, red is to the left, yellow is to the right, blue is up, orange is down. And green shoots.”

However, some of the drawbacks of playing with the guitar are that he doesn’t have a reload button or a grenade button that could get him into some serious trouble in the heat of a firefight.

“If I get a kill in multiplayer I’m going to laugh,” he chuckled. “The person who dies to me deserves to be laughed at.”

As it turns out, his remark was spot on, because just a little bit later, the streamer hopped into multiplayer to partake in some TDM on the infamous Miami map.

After struggling with four deaths to his name, TheStevieP ended up getting into an extremely awkward firefight on a stairway. After missing his first few shots and taking some damage, he managed to finally land a direct hit, eliminating his opponent.

“Yo!” he jumped up with his arms raised in victory.

As he let out a hardy belly laugh, the streamer did end up falling himself, but it was perfectly fine by him, who still couldn’t believe he managed to pull off the frag.

“Let’s go!” he beamed again with glee.

The clip taking from the stream ended up being posted to Reddit where it received a whopping 3.8K upvotes by users on the platform who were impressed with the play.

Black Ops Cold War is still very young so there is no telling what else streamers and content creators will try to up the ante in the bizarre controller department. As it stands though, this was one heck of a way to kick off the entertainment.