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Modern Warfare June 23 patch notes: Warzone Quads, new MP modes, more

Published: 23/Jun/2020 19:09 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 19:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have released a new playlist update for Modern Warfare and Warzone – one that’s brought back Battle Royale Quads, several new modes in multiplayer and more.

The developers’ decision to remove BR Quads in favor of the Realism version wasn’t positively received by the player-base, so, just a few days later, IW have brought it back in their June 23 patch.

This means that the regular BR versions of Solos, Duos, Trios and Quads are now all available at the same time, along with Plunder Quads replacing Blood Money in the game’s other playlist option.

As for multiplayer, the devs have introduced several new modes, including the debut of All or Nothing, Face Off and Stir-Crazy 10v10.

Modern Warfare & Warzone June 23 playlist update

Today’s playlist update for #ModernWarfare and #Warzone are now live across all platforms!

  • Boots on the Ground War
  • Realism Mosh Pit
  • All or Nothing
  • Face Off
  • Stir-Crazy (10v10)
  • Plunder Quads (Replaces Blood Money)
  • BR Quads (Replaces Realism BR)
Infinity WardRegular BR Quads are back in Warzone following the June 23 Modern Warfare update.

New multiplayer modes explained

All or Nothing is a brand new variant of the classic Free-For-All mode, except instead of being able to use their desired loadouts, players will spawn in with the bare minimum – a Throwing Knife, empty pistol, and basic perks. The objective is to scavenge around for more gear and loot, such as ammo and better weapons, and use them to reach the 20 kills that are necessary to win.

Face Off combines Gunfight with the more usual multiplayer modes, such as Domination, Kill Confirmed, Grind and more, which are all played on the smaller maps used in the popular 3v3 playlist.

Last but not least, Stir-Crazy 10v10 – a playlist that takes regular 6v6 maps and adds an extra four players on each team, which results in – you guessed it: craziness!

Infinity WardModern Warfare’s new Chaos 10v10 playlist uses regular 6v6 maps but with an extra four players on each team.

New Gaz Operator bundle

As for new cosmetic items, the playlist update also sees the Gaz Operator bundle make its way into the shop, featuring Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick as the newest playable Operator. Gaz was one of the characters from the Modern Warfare campaign and a member of the Task Force 141, but older CoD fans will also remember him from the CoD4 single-player story.

The set includes two weapon blueprints – Fair Brass and Tanker – as well as a new camo for the Kali Sticks, called Hit Sticks.

Some were expecting today’s update to be larger, such as rolling out some of the new mid-Season 4 content that’s in the official roadmap, as well as the highly-anticipated weapon balancing patch that’s supposed to be nerfing the Grau.

That will be coming on another day, presumably in early July, so players will have to suffice with just new playlists and modes for now.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.