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Modern Warfare leaks reveal CSGO-style weapon animations coming soon

Published: 7/Jul/2020 3:16

by Brad Norton

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Custom Blueprints across Modern Warfare and Warzone will soon be admired in all-new ways as fresh leaks have revealed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-type animations on the way.

Infinity Ward’s latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise offers a great deal of weapon customization. Players can fine-tune dozens of attachments and adjust the visual appearance of every gun in the game. Custom designs transfer across both regular multiplayer and Warzone’s expansive Battle Royale modes as well.

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Despite nearing the end of Modern Warfare’s time in the spotlight – as Treyarch’s 2020 release draws near – Warzone is still pressing forward. Regular updates and huge seasonal changes are continuously pumped out as the free to play release is set to carry on through the next generation of consoles.

As a result, certain refinements and brand-new additions are still in the works. One such addition seems to be a huge set of weapon animations in the same vein as those in Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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Weapon inspections coming to MW soon from modernwarfare

A July 6 video showcases new ways to admire your guns in Modern Warfare. The leak highlights animations for the MP5, the Grau 5.56, along with the RAM-7. 

Similar to CS:GO’s weapon inspections, players will soon be able to view their custom Blueprints from new in-game angles. Your Operator will display the weapon with one hand, holding it to the side before rotating it and gripping properly once again.

The leaked animations appear nearly identical across Submachine Guns and Assault Rifles, however, so there’s no telling if there will be any variation with other weapon types. Though you would imagine heavier weapons such as Light Machine Guns or Rocket Launchers would have their own.

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Inspecting weapons has long been a popular feature in CS:GO, as players flaunt their most valuable skins. With certain Modern Warfare cosmetics pushing players to their limits to unlock, it could be a welcomed addition to have new ways of showing them off.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive weapon inspection
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Weapon inspections are a popular way of showcasing expensive skins in Counter-Strike.

There’s no indicating when these may be deployed across Modern Warfare and Warzone. Given that these animations were plucked from the game’s files, they could still be in early development. Perhaps a future seasonal update will sneak them in, or maybe they’ll be held off for quite some time.

In the meantime, there’s plenty of fresh content being added to the Battle Royale. New Spotter Scopes can be used to track enemies from afar, while pivotal killstreaks could soon be appearing in Buy Stations.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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