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Modern Warfare dev responds to Field Upgrade Pro issues

Published: 10/Jun/2020 18:27

by Daniel Cleary

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Infinity Ward’s multiplayer director Joe Cecot has responded to a glitch where Field Upgrade Pro would fail to work correctly for Modern Warfare players.

Field Upgrades are one of the new Call of Duty features that were introduced in Modern Warfare and they provide players with cooldown-based bonuses such as Dead Silence or a Munitions Box.

While players can only choose one per game initially, after reaching a certain rank you will be able to unlock Field Upgrade Pro, which allows you to equip two bonuses at once.

Field Upgrade Pro can be great for indecisive players or for situational plays in different game modes, however, some Call of Duty fans have noticed a strange glitch with the new feature.

One Modern Warfare player, CODView, highlighted that the Pro version would not always work and called out to Infinity Ward dev Joe Cecot for a response.

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Modern Warfare players can choose two different bonuses with Field Upgrades Pro.

“Any ideas on Field Upgrade Pro working intermittently on some maps/modes on PC? Some games you just don’t get the Pro option,” they inquired, also highlighting an issue with team chat.

Joe Cecot responded claiming that Modern Warfare devs were aware of the Field Upgrades issue and are currently working on tracking down the cause.

The Field Upgrade Pro issues seem to be affecting players across many game modes, however, it is likely that the developers will be looking to implement a fix in one of the future updates.

Infinity Ward have announced that more bug fixes and new content will be added to the game during the Season 4 update, which has recently been confirmed for June 11.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.