Call of Duty

Modern Warfare dev responds to glitch with Season 3 emblems

Published: 1/Jun/2020 12:43

by Joe Craven

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Ashton Williams, senior communications manager at Infinity Ward, has responded to issues surrounding Season 3 emblems in Modern Warfare, and confirmed when fans can expect a patch. 

Modern Warfare’s Season 3 is quickly winding down, with Season 4 set to launch on June 3, and bring with it a plethora of new content for players to enjoy. However, as players try and complete any outstanding challenges on their Season 3 battle pass, a new bug has emerged that does not reward players with emblems in the way they should.

Infinity Ward’s 2019 title has put more emphasis on emblems as rewards for challenges, including tiered emblems for completing challenges across Season 3.

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Season 3 is coming to its end.

Despite this, players have found that some of their emblems are not being rewarded properly, even weeks after completing the necessary challenges. These include the tenth tier battle pass emblem, meant to be given to players upon completing all relevant challenges across Season 3.

One Twitter user who has experienced the issues tweeted Williams about the issues, saying: “Still have not gotten my 10th emblem and it’s been 2 weeks. I’m on PS4”.

Thankfully, Williams was on hand to provide an update on the fix, confirming that it will be coming in the game’s next update. This will likely be the launch of Season 4 itself, coming late on June 2 or early on June 3, depending on your timezone.

The details of the fix have not been fully revealed yet, but it will likely award the emblem to all players who have completed the challenge.

Given the fact it looks likely to be patched with the Season 4 launch, we can expect the challenges to be replaced by a fresh list for completion in Season 4.

Alongside bug fixes, players are eagerly anticipating the content coming with Season 4, including the Galil and Vector (albeit called the Fennec). Captain Price has also been revealed as the new operator. Verdansk map changes have also been hinted at, but are not yet confirmed.

So if you’re waiting on your awarded emblems to turn up, you shouldn’t have to wait too long, and a bunch of new content will be coming with them.

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Black Ops Cold War is reportedly bricking PS5s

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:40

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players may want to avoid playing Black Ops Cold War on their next-gen PlayStation 5s as reports are surfacing that the game is bricking consoles.

While the latest entry in the long-running CoD series had been met with praise, there have been some notable issues with the game, especially when it pertains to new hardware.

Aside from the issues players may be having with maps such as Miami or camo challenges the community deems unfair, there is a major problem with the game breaking PS5s.

In a now-viral post on Reddit, one user described their experience with the FPS and how it damaged their system.

BOCW NukeTown
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You can’t play Nuketown if your console is bricked.

“Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5,” WillHar270 wrote. “Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.”

“If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU,” they further warned.

According to the gamer, after trying everything from a factory reset to even installing system software off a USB drive, nothing worked to fix the console.

Cold War has bricked my PS5 from blackopscoldwar

Luckily, after contacting Sony, the company reportedly explained that this issue has been happening for others, always with BOCW serving as the lone culprit. As such, the player was able to send their PS5 back and will receive a replacement in a fortnight.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue or if Activision or Sony is to blame, but it should be noted that bricking isn’t limited to just PS5s.

As Dexerto previously reported, Cold War was also causing Xbox Series X bricking problems, which were addressed by the devs.

car on fire in BOCW
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Dreams of playing next-gen consoles are going up in flames.

“We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres claimed. However, no further update was made.

Hopefully, a patch is released soon that can prevent these fatal crashes from occurring so players can enjoy the game without worrying about their console bricking.