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Modern Warfare fans create simple solution to replace League Play

Published: 1/Feb/2020 13:14

by Joe Craven

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One avid Call of Duty player has come up with an easy replacement for League Play in Modern Warfare, as fans hoping to see the highly-requested mode become impatient with Infinity Ward. 

League Play has been one of the most demanded features in Call of Duty games since its inclusion in Black Ops II. Treyarch’s 2012 shooter perfectly incorporated the ranked mode, seeing players put in the shoes of competitive players for in-game cycles.

It has never returned with as much vigor as it had in Black Ops II, but a number of games (mostly Treyarch) have had dedicated Ranked playlists.

Modern Warfare players want to see League Play added
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Black Ops II is remembered as one of the best CoD titles ever, partly because of its League Play.

Despite its popularity, Infinity Ward have given no indication as to their interest in implementing it into Modern Warfare, other than a fleeting comment prior to launch.

One fan has suggested a way Infinity Ward could allow players to enjoy competitive play, without having to spend months refining a League Play alternative. 

The Reddit user explained that the opening CDL weekend heightened their desire to play a ranked mode with the professional rule set. 

The matches last weekend made me try out pro classes and strategies,” they said. “When I’m playing SnD the entire other team runs 725s, riot shields, claymores, etc.”

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“I also know the chances of us getting League Play is super slim, if not zero, because of IW’s history,” they finished. “So the least they can do is give us a moshpit playlist with CDL rules?”

Infinite Warfare, Infinity Ward’s previous CoD title, had a ‘ranked’ playlist added, but was nowhere near as immersive as League Play has been. It is similar to the idea floated by the CoD player. 

With the growth of CoD esports, the professional players use a varied ruleset to remove certain undesirable aspects of the game. Things like UAVs, claymores, shotguns and riot shields are never included, to promote greater consistency in gameplay. 

Minnesota crowd during New York Subliners versus London Royal Ravens.
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The opening CDL weekend took place in Minnesota.

The CDL ruleset is already in the game, available in private matches. So surely it would not require much effort to add a public playlist with these rules, without needing the development time for a fully-fledged, MMR-based ranked mode.

The player’s argument is not particularly new, with many players preferring an in-game environment that does not allow for lower-skilled weapons, such as shotguns (sorry shotgun fans) and proximity-based explosives.

While the clamor for a CDL based playlist grows, Infinity Ward remain tight-lipped about whether or not Modern Warfare will see one at all.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.