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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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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton


All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.