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Modern Warfare devs respond to complaints about annoying player collision

Published: 9/Jan/2020 1:47

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players have been complaining about a noticeable increase in teammate body-blocking, and now developers Infinity Ward have issued a response.

Player collisions, more commonly referred to as body-blocking, has been one of the more frustrating things in many Call of Duty titles over the years.

Running into your own teammates can throw off your timing when you’re rushing to get to a power position. Also, if you’re engaged in a gunfight with a teammate close by, them bumping into you will often move your character’s body and cause you to miss shots and possibly even die.

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Up until now, teammate collisions haven’t been a huge topic of contention, probably because players have had other things to complain about.

However, after an update released on December 31, Infinity Ward appeared to have secretly added a new player collision mechanic that made bumping into teammates a much more serious issue. In fact, these collisions are now happening a lot more than before, so players are understandably getting annoyed.

“Are you going to revert the player collision changes?” one Reddit user asked.

Another frustrated user pitched in with his two cents on the topic: “Pretty sure I could speak for everyone playing the game right now – can you not just remove the changes and revert them to the previous state, like applying a backup file to our clients, since this collision issue is a hotspot of frustration?”

Infinity Ward respond to player collision complaints

Joel Emslie, Infinity Ward’s Art Director and one of the lead developers of Modern Warfare, replied to these complaints on Reddit and revealed that they were “definitely” looking into it.

“We are definitely looking into that,” he wrote. “I’m not sure if the fix is in flight or still being worked on.”

As the long Reddit post above suggests, this response is both good and bad news as far as players are concerned.

While it does confirm that a fix to player collision is in the works, it doesn’t provide any specific timetable for when it’ll be implemented.

This means players will have to deal with the increased rate of body-blocking for now, even if it means sometimes being thrown off and even dying because of it.

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton


Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

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An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

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Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.