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Modern Warfare June 16 patch notes: One in the Chamber & playlist update

Published: 16/Jun/2020 19:28 Updated: 16/Jun/2020 20:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have released a new playlist update for Modern Warfare Season 4 and also announced the date for when they’re bringing back Warzone’s popular Plunder: Blood Money mode.

Season 4 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare, as the developers are starting to release more of the new content they had teased in the official roadmap.

The latest update, released on June 16, added several modes to multiplayer, including the classic fan-favorite, One in the Chamber. While it didn’t include anything for Warzone, IW did reveal that the popular Plunder: Blood Money playlist would be returning soon.

New modes – One in the Chamber and more

Originally introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops, One in the Chamber is a free-for-all mode in which players begin with just a single bullet in a random weapon and must get eliminations in order to earn additional bullets.

Every gun is a one-shot kill, but players have only three lives during the entirety of the match, with the winner getting decided by who has the highest score at the end.

Infinity WardOne in the Chamber gives players very limited ammo to work with in Modern Warfare.

The other three playlists introduced with this patch were Gunfight 3v3 Snipers Only, Gunfight Blueprints, and Realism Ground War. Gunfight 3v3 Snipers Only, as the name suggests, is a six-player mode played on smaller maps where each of the three players on both teams gets different sniper classes throughout the match.

Gunfight Blueprints sticks to the more traditional format – 2v2 – and each class features a different weapon Blueprint, including ones that have been featured in the in-game store.

Last but not least there’s Realism Ground War, which is a much more intense take on the large-scale playlist as users don’t have a HUD or minimap to rely on.

Warzone Blood Money returning soon

Infinity WardBlood Money, a popular variant of Warzone’s Plunder mode, will be returning in Modern Warfare on June 18.

Infinity Ward announced that Blood Money, a popular variant of the Plunder mode in Warzone, will be returning on Thursday, June 18. It had been removed in the June 12 playlist update, which had left a lot of fans discontent, and now the devs are bringing it back.

We’ll have to see whether it takes the place of another playlist or if it’s just added plain and simple since the reason it was take out in the first place was to make room for the Free Multiplayer Access Weekend.

Modern Warfare June 16 update patch notes

Today’s #ModernWarfare playlist update is now live!

  • Adding Gunfight 3v3 Snipers Only
  • Adding Gunfight Blueprints
  • Adding One in the Chamber
  • Adding Realism Ground War

And for #Warzone players, we’ll be bringing Plunder variant, Blood Money back this Thursday, June 18th!

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Clayster addresses “hate” over Black Ops Cold War’s Control mode

Published: 30/Nov/2020 3:18

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War’s Control game mode has come under fire lately but 2020 Call of Duty League champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has explained why the “hate” is overblown.

Each and every year in competitive CoD there are three modes in rotation. Both Hardpoint and Search and Destroy are often staples with each annual release. However, the third mode is usually in rotation depending on what’s available. The 2019 season saw Domination make a return, for instance.

This time around, Control is that third key playlist. This means all pro competitions throughout the upcoming season will feature the mode across an assortment of maps. It’s just the second time in CoD history that Control has appeared after its introduction in 2018’s Black Ops 4.

While it was received well throughout its initial run, leading to some of the most exciting moments of the year, it’s relaunch in Cold War hasn’t been received quite as well. After a few days of backlash on social media, Clayster has explained why the “hate” isn’t justified.

Black Ops 4 gameplay
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Control first appeared in Black Ops 4, and now it’s back in Cold War.

Now that the community is settling into Treyarch’s new release, a proper meta has started to emerge. Assault Rifles outright dominate the game in its current form. As a result, Control can be challenging and players have been quick to voice their frustrations.

“If there is no way to fix how hard it is to win Offenses, why wouldn’t a game mode like demolition or CTF be a possibility for mode three?” Reddit user ‘jaydubb2’ questioned. With so many ARs set up on Defense, it can be extremely tough to break into capture points on Offense.

However, Clayster believes the “hate” for the mode is a bit too much. Rather than complaining, players should instead “figure out how to win Offense,” he stressed. “Not just say it’s chalked, Defense wins. There are methods.”

If these issues are patched over time, with spawns being dialed in and the capture time adjusted, Control could be back to the explosive mode it was in Black Ops 4. “Control I feel like is a competitive game-mode from the core up,” Clayster added.

The mode isn’t perfect in its current state, but with a few simple tweaks, it could be better than ever, according to the three-time world champion. “Honestly, there’s a couple Narnia spawns that will be (hopefully) cleaned up and with 45s capture time, offense becomes much easier.” 

Early impressions have clearly been negative towards the mode. However, there’s still plenty of time for things to change ahead of the CDL 2021 season.