Modern Warfare easter eggs hint at return of Ghost as Season 2 Operator - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare easter eggs hint at return of Ghost as Season 2 Operator

Published: 23/Jan/2020 20:44

by Alan Bernal

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Modern Warfare players have been coming across new easter eggs throughout the game which could signal a return for Ghost, but this time as a new Operator in Season 2.

Infinity Ward dropped a massive update on January 22 with the launch of v1.13 patch which brought with it the deadly Crossbow, RAM-7 rifle balances among others, an upgrade to Field Upgrades and lot more.

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Along with everything listed on the patch notes, players believe that the 1.13 update hid a few easter eggs on various maps for what could be the devs’ way of hyping up the launch of Season 2 with a fan-favorite character from Call of Duty.

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New in-game teasers could be hyping up the release of Ghost in Modern Warfare.

Users have been reporting strange “glitches” on different screens in the game. Reddit user ‘Mrnamesarehard’ was on Piccadilly when the wall of screens in the heart of the map briefly showed an image of a skull.

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The ghostly image was gone as soon as it appeared, setting speculation ablaze for what could be the next major debut as Season 1 winds down.

Ghost would definitely be one of the most hyped returns in Modern Warfare, so it’s no surprise that Infinity Ward would opt to throw in some teasers rather than outright announcing the character.

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More sightings have been reported, this time on Tavorsk District on the menus for one of the restaurants on the map.

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Reddit user ‘SurvTM’ came across another skull-faced figure after the 1.13 patch went live, which looked really familiar to the other sighting.

In the middle of December, people could see basically the same image on a TV set in Arklov Peak way before the 1.13 ever dropped.

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The glitched image made an appearance on another Modern Warfare teaser as well.

Even then, the general consensus was that IW was teasing their upcoming operator as a Season 2 drop.

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“The rumor is that it is a revamped Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley but it could be an entirely different ‘ghost’ operator,” user ‘JohnieNobleHam’ said. “Either way I believe they recently released the teasers to let us know he will be arriving either in the next season pass or in the next buyable operators.”

If the rumors turn out to be true, IW could be set to release one of the most iconic characters in CoD history in their 2019 installment.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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