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Modern Warfare devs respond to players asking for Weapon Mastery Cards

Published: 14/Jan/2020 5:52 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 5:55

by Brad Norton

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New personalized unlocks could be coming to Modern Warfare in the near future after fans requested an old feature make a return to the Infinity Ward title.

Since the launch of Season One on December 3, the avid Modern Warfare player-base has been treated to a number of new cosmetic and vanity items. From purchasable operator skins to unlockable weapon camouflages and more, Infinity Ward has drip-fed personalized content over the past few weeks.

However, dedicated players have been clamoring for one particular feature to make a return after years of being absent in the franchise. Following one particular Reddit post that gained traction, developers responded and shed light on the potential for Weapon Mastery Cards to be implemented in the future.

Infinity Ward - Modern Warfare 2Modern Warfare 2 featured some of the most iconic Calling Cards in Call of Duty history.

Calling Cards allow players to customize their profile and highlight various accomplishments in Modern Warfare. Throughout the history of the series, certain challenges have stood above others and proven to be the rarest of unlocks. 

A good portion of Calling Cards today however, are purchased through a number of downloadable content packs, eliminating the chance for unique challenges to accompany the fresh additions.

Highlighting the lack of Mastery-tier Calling Cards in the latest iteration, the community has called for the feature’s return. Serving as the ultimate test for specific weapon types, equipment, and killstreaks alike, these particular unlocks stood out from the noise with skulls sat at the edges of a golden streak.

After a January 7 Reddit post gained traction, Infinity Ward responded to the requests and hinted that the return of such elite personalization might not be too far off in Modern Warfare.

One wish is that Weapon Mastery Calling cards would be added to Modern Warfare from modernwarfare

“Looking into this,” Infinity Ward artist Joel ‘artpeasant’ Emslie initially responded to the thread before divulging more information. Indicating that it’s an aspect the developers themselves want to revitalize for the latest release. 

“In visual development now,” he then followed up a week later on January 13, clraifying his earlier comments and confirming that Weapon Mastery Calling Cards will indeed be making a return in the near future.

The next step in development is “art production. Then hooked up and scripted. Then testing. Certified. Then pushed out in a near-future update,” Emslie outlined. 

With a lot of work yet to be done, he addressed that while there’s “no ETA” at this point in time, developers at Infinity Ward are indeed making progress and “working on them now.”

Perhaps development on these new Calling Cards might be wrapped up in time for Season Two. There’s no telling quite when Modern Warfare will rollover into the next cycle of content, but with a majority of maps and modes now available, we’re edging closer to the second major content drop.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.