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Modern Warfare golden camo features game-breaking visual bug

Published: 26/Nov/2019 4:50

by Brad Norton


The golden camouflage in Modern Warfare appears to be the cause of a ridiculous visual bug that obscures your vision in direct sunlight. 

Typically a way to highlight your prowess with a certain weapon type, golden camo is one of the more difficult unlocks throughout any Call of Duty title and Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare is no different. The latest iteration, however, seems to be the cause of much frustration due to a ridiculous visual bug.

Weapon camouflages are a huge drawing point for a number of Call of Duty players as those dedicated enough are able to flex their accomplishments to others in-game.

Golden camo is often one of the few high-tier unlocks in any given Call of Duty title. However, in Modern Warfare, the weapon skin appears to be extraordinarily distracting in certain situations when the lighting hits just right.

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareAn example of the golden camo equipped on a Dragunov sniper rifle.

As exemplified in a November 25 post from Reddit user ‘cyberself19,’ the most recent form of golden camouflage actually does more harm than good as the overwhelming glare takes up half of the screen while aiming down the sights.

The weapon tint isn’t always so painfully bright, but when met with a direct source of light, the glare becomes absurdly over-the-top.

When in the middle of a sunlit street for instance, or simply just aiming through an open window, golden camo seems like a surefire way to paint a giant target on your character model.

Not only does the distracting reflection take up a considerable chunk of screen space, but it can also entirely block enemies from appearing in your line of sight. 

Gold camo glare from modernwarfare

Supposedly the issue stems from a setting that can only be adjusted on the PC version of the First Person Shooter.

As Reddit user ‘Nowherelair’ explained, turning “screen space reflections off” will reduce the impact of the ridiculous glare. Unfortunately for console players however, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Modern Warfare feature no such option to toggle on and off.

This means that the golden camouflage is going to be a distraction and the cause of much frustration on console until a widespread patch is implemented to either reduce the shine or implement the setting for non-PC players.

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareSimilar to the Dark Matter camo in Black Ops 4, the Damascus skin is unlocked when all other golden weapon challenges have been completed.

In order to earn the golden camouflage in Modern Warfare, players must first complete every single camo challenge for a particular weapon. From long-ranged eliminations to multi-kill medals, each weapon class offers a unique slate of tests to complete before unlocking the golden variant.

While there’s no telling if this visual issue impacts each and every weapon with a golden camouflage variant, there’s no denying that such an egregious visual bug could prove to be a major deterrence for some players. Especially those looking to go the distance and grind out the platinum and Damascus camos.

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale


Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

Black Ops Brawl event
The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.