Modern Warfare devs respond to minimap controversy during Beta - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare devs respond to minimap controversy during Beta

Published: 13/Sep/2019 3:29 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:39

by Isaac McIntyre

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CoD multiplayer has long been renowned for its active mini-map, allowing players to see where enemies and allies are and giving them an ever-present view of where they are on the map.

When Infinity Ward announced several weeks ago that Modern Warfare multiplayer would not feature a mini map, players didn’t know what to think. But that confusion turned to pure outrage when they got to try the beta on September 12.

In fact, the community became so vocal with their frustration, that not even 12 hours after the beta kicked off, the developers released a post addressing the controversy, as part of their effort to try and calm everyone down.


“Okay, let’s talk about minimap. We hear you loud and clear,” communications manager Ashton Williams said in the post on Reddit.

Infinity WardThe Call of Duty Modern Warfare closed beta was released on September 12.

“Along with your feedback and the data we’re continuously collecting, we’ll be experimenting internally with a few different options and will keep you updated if we make any changes that you might see during the Beta,” she continued.

“This is an ongoing conversation with all of you, so again, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this topic and we’ll update you again when we have more information to share.”

Infinity WardCall of Duty players have slammed the removal of the minimap in the Modern Warfare beta.

While the minimap controversy was a major talking point coming out of the first day, Williams also revealed in her update post that the developers were taking a look at a number of other features, including updating spawn points, and patching minor graphical bugs.


Players had encountered a number of connectivity issues in the beta, including problems partying up with teammates and connecting online or to their PSNID. They also faced issues with enemy footstep noises, incorrect calling cards, and visual bugs surrounding level caps.

The Infinity Ward communications manager confirmed the developers had made notes of all of these ongoing problems, and were looking to provide solutions to them as the beta continues.

The Modern Warfare closed beta is set to run for another two days, before entering an open access period on PlayStation 4 from September 14-16.

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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.