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Modern Warfare leak reveals Village map may not be a remake after all

Published: 6/Apr/2020 2:38 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 2:46

by David Purcell

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One of the next maps to arrive in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Village, won’t actually be a remake of the original MW3 classic, data miners have revealed. 

Following a playlist update on April 3, it was all but confirmed two new places to play – Village and Backlot – were going to be added to the game soon. Loading graphics for both of them could be seen in the menus, as reported by CharlieIntel.

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That news led many fans to believe this would be the return of two classic maps, continuing Infinity Ward’s rollout of remade versions, including Rust and Shipment.

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Here is Village’s layout from MW3, which looks very different to the leaked version in Modern Warfare.

However, a new leak has potentially debunked those presumptions, claiming that Village will actually be something we’ve never seen before.

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In a post to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare subreddit, user Senescallo has posted a graphic found in the game’s files, showing the size of the map.

They said: “Season 3’s Village is not a Modern Warfare 3 Remake,” accompanied by a graphic of the map. As many Modern Warfare 3 players will remember, Village didn’t have the same layout. In fact, it’s very different.

Update: Season 3’s Village is NOT a Modern Warfare 3 Remake from modernwarfare

As for what the map will look like, all eyes are now turned to Infinity Ward and their official announcements. However, we have seen leaked images of the new Village surface in the past.

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The same leaker had previously revealed images of the two maps on the subreddit, and they have since been spotted in-game, seen in the loading screens.

Now we have a better idea of what Village may look like – as always, take leaks with a pinch of salt – it remains to be seen if Backlot will also be given a shakeup as well. The plot thickens.

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Fastest way to unlock Blue Dot reticle in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 20/Oct/2020 15:49

by Jacob Hale

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The Blue Dot reticle has fast become one of the most popular in Warzone and Modern Warfare, with players claiming it helps with their aim and accuracy when engaging in gunfights.

The Blue Dot has seen a massive uptick in use, especially as it becomes more popular among Warzone content creators who are constantly seeking new ways to maximize their ability in their gameplay.

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This is somewhat similar to Infinite Warfare, another Infinity Ward game, in which pro players would use the Blue Dot to get a bit of a better view on their enemies and increase their chances in gunfights.

That said, it’s not easy to unlock, and is a bit of a grind, so be prepared to spend a good amount of time trying to get it.

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Holo Sights have become increasingly popular thanks to the Blue Dot.

How to unlock the Blue Dot reticle for Holo sights

There are exactly nine tasks that have to be completed to unlock the reticle, and in a certain order, so it’s guaranteed to take up a solid wedge of time, especially if you’re exclusively playing Warzone.

Let’s take a look at the challenges you have to complete to unlock the Blue Dot for holographic sights:

  • Get 200 Kills using the Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using any Holo Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using any Holo Sight
  • Get 3 kills without dying 150 times using any Holo Sight

These have to be done in this order, as completing each challenge unlocks the next, and each one will also unlock a new reticle as it builds up to the big one.

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This isn’t a quick unlock, so expect to sink a lot of time in.

How to unlock the Blue Dot reticle for Reflex sights

The process for unlocking Blue Dot on Holo sights is fairly similar, though there is an additional challenge thrown in there that will make the process take even longer.

Here’s what you’ve got to do:

  • Get 200 Kills using the Operator Reflex Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Operator Reflex Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the Aim-Op Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Aim-Op Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the Viper Reflex Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Viper Reflex Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using any Monocle Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Monocle Sight
  • Get 3 kills without dying 150 times using any Reflex Sight
  • Get 500 kills using any Reflex Optic

Fastest way to unlock Blue Dot

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Season 6 has brought a bunch of new content, but we’re also seeing a lot of Blue Dot reticles on the battlefield.

Now you know how to do it, you’ll want to know the quickest way to unlock the reticle, too. While we can find ways to minimize how much time you have to spend grinding, it’s worth noting that this really is a grind, and will require a lot of time spent picking up the kills necessary.

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We recommend playing in Shipment 24/7 or Shoot the Ship playlists in Modern Warfare multiplayer if possible, especially as with Shipment you can simply slap the Holo sight onto a shotgun or SMG and hipfire at the enemies, racking up kills as you go without being held back by aiming down the enhanced-magnification sights.

When attempting to get headshots, your safest option would probably be using a single-fire weapon like the FAL and aiming for the head — for this, you might be best off heading into the Hardcore playlists.

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That said, there are plenty of ways to unlock Blue Dot, and as long as you keep up with the challenges, you should be able to unlock them through any method, though some processes may take longer than the ones we’ve laid out above.