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Modern Warfare Mar 26 update patch notes: Warzone weapons, new map, more

Published: 27/Mar/2020 3:55 Updated: 1/May/2020 14:54

by Brad Norton

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Both Warzone and Modern Warfare are set to receive a heap of new content alongside a wide array of fixes, with Infinity Ward confirming new battle royale-specific guns, a new map, and more are coming in the title’s upcoming March 26 update.

Initially slated for March 24, Infinity Ward held back its next title update until March 26 as the developers looked to implement an assortment of new content and bug fixes.

From a fresh Operator to limited time playlists and all-new modes, there’s plenty for dedicated fans to sink their teeth into in the latest update.


Four new weapons have been added into Warzone including a close-range 725 Shotgun, the MK2 Carbine, an EBR-14 Marksman Rifle, and the .50 GS Handgun. All of these new additions can be found around Verdansk and in supply boxes.

The price of Loadout Drops has also been increased from $6,000 to $8,500, meaning that players will have to work a little bit harder before they can call in their own custom classes.

Downing players that then disconnect from Warzone will now count towards your total eliminations. Additionally, players will now drop their loot immediately upon disconnecting. Rather than simply vanishing into thin air and leaving nothing behind.

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Both Warzone and Modern Warfare have received new content in the March 26 update.

Among the new additions is also a frenetic variant to Plunder titled ‘Blood Money.’ This new mode guarantees “cash drops on all kills,” meaning that you’ll be able to earn yourself a victory much quicker than in the standard playlist. Additionally, earnings are ramped up for both bounty contracts and finishing moves.

Khandor Hideout has also been introduced as part of Modern Warfare’s second season. The map comes with a 24/7 playlist that allows you to familiarize yourself with the new stomping grounds.

A wide array of bug fixes have also been implemented in the update, from general glitches to certain exploits that would give players an unfair advantage.


The full Modern Warfare and Warzone patch notes for March 26 are listed below:

WHAT’S NEW:

  • New Coalition Operator, Talon!
  • Khandor Hideout 24/7 Playlist in Modern Warfare Multiplayer!
  • NVG Infected Multiplayer Mode – Infected in the Dark. Survivors have a thermal sight and limited NVG battery, but the Infected can see in Dark. Realism damage, so make those headshots count!
  • Plunder: Blood Money – Guaranteed cash drops on all kills. Bounty Contracts and Finishing Moves pay extra cash!

GENERAL FIXES:

  • When using a Tactical Insertion in the crawl space near the oil derrick on Rust, the player will spawn elsewhere on the map instead of where the Tac Insert was placed. This has been fixed
  • When using KBM, the navigation arrows used to change which Season you’re viewing go in the wrong direction. This has been fixed
  • Fixed a bug where the killcam showed the player they were killed by Thermite rather than underbarrel thermite
  • In some cases, Xbox players might experience in-game stuttering after the console has been in Rest Mode and the “Instant On” setting is enabled. This has been fixed
  • Fix for a bug where players could see Daily Challenges rewarding duplicate rewards instead of XP
  • We now show weapon and equipment counts in the killcam. If a player was using Stopping Power, then the ammo count will be orange to denote this. We also show whether a player was using Dead Silence in the killcam as well

Weapons:

  • Increased the max travel time for Crossbow bolts from 3 seconds to 6 seconds for longer distance shots
  • Bolt action rechamber will no longer be retriggered if interrupted after the round has been ejected (this fixes an issue with redundant bolt action rechambers after weapon switches)
  • Removing inaccurate attachment description from Solozero NVG Enhanced Scope: “Optic glint visible to enemies”

Perks:

  • Amped: Increased Amped reload speeds for the Strela-P, PILA, and JOKR
  • E.O.D: Damage resistance fixes and tuning:
    • Fixed an issue where Thermite equipment was not showing the damage resistance icon even though damage resistance was being applied
    • Stuck Thermite and Thermite bolts no longer have their damage reduced

Field Upgrades:

  • Field Upgrade Pro: Stopped cases where failed Field Upgrade placements would cause equipment to be used
  • Tactical Insert: Added broken Tactical Insert icon that is shown when the Tac Insert is destroyed
  • Deployable Cover:
    • Shotguns now destroy Deployable Cover with 3 melee hits
    • Added damage stats for vehicle and thermite damage
    • Fixed a bug where placing Deployable Cover on a door two times would allow the door to be moved
  • EMP Drone: Allow the EMP Drone to be used at the start of a new round in multi-round game modes
  • Stopping Power: We’ve doubled the amount of Stopping Power ammo given to Akimbo weapons

PC:

  • Stun Grenades are now less intense
  • Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability

Campaign: While on Embassy, at the Green Beam checkpoint, players would not be able to progress in the mission after using the drone strike. This has been fixed.

Special Operations:

  • Operation Strongbox: Fix for the vault location/crypto key objective markers not displaying on the Tac-Map
  • Operation Strongbox: Fixed a bug that prevented guided rockets from locking onto the enemy helicopter
  • Operation Brimstone: Fixed a bug where objective icons were not appearing on the Tac-Map
  • Operation Crosswind: Fix for sometimes jumping out of the plane into an out of bounds area
  • Operation Crosswind: Fix for enemies not spawning in the plane if one player is outside of the plane during the regroup
  • Operation Headhunter: Fix for Cruise Missile marking teammates as enemy targets
  • Operation Just Reward: Fix for stealth being automatically broken when retrying the Operation
  • Operation Just Reward: Enemy sentries will no longer shoot players parachuting in
  • Rebalanced explosive damage against Juggernauts
  • Fix for a bug where the Double Time Perk was not awarding the correct speed bonuses
  • Fixed a camera bug that could sometimes drift off the while in the pickup truck
  • Fix for icons not appearing correctly when using UAV
  • Fix for exploit involving molotovs and munitions crates
  • Fix for High Alert not triggering on suicide bombers or juggernauts
  • Fix for throwing knife not killing enemies in 1 hit
  • Fix for players respawning with empty ammo clips/magazines
  • Fix for enemy melee attacks ignoring player armor
  • Fix for Restock perk not showing grenades recharging
  • Fix for Suicide Bombers playing their VO too frequently

Ground War

  • Fix for a bug that resulted in a player falling through the map upon spawning on a tank as it became full

Warzone:

  • New weapons can be found on the ground and in Supply Boxes: 725 Shotgun, MK2 Carbine (Marksman Rifle),  EBR-14 (Marksman Rifle) and the .50 GS (Handgun)
  • Players who disconnect in Last Stand will now drop their items when leaving the game
  • Fix for a bug where the animation for the player equipping a gas mask will interrupt and block players from deploying their parachute
  • Tuned close up shotgun damage to prevent a single shotgun blast from downing a fully armored player. Stopping power can still make this happen
  • Added Warzone specific controller button layouts. The Bumper Ping and Bumper Ping Flipped layouts will allow those playing Warzone with a controller to use the Ping feature more efficiently

Plunder:

  • Players can no longer stack self-revive kits
  • Players that are spectating still get plunder payouts from contracts but at only 40% of the value paid to living players
  • Fixes to help prevent hitching when interacting with Cash Deposit Helicopters and Recon Contracts

Battle Royale:

  • Fix for a rare bug that allowed players to equip two riot shields if they had two different camos, but only one would appear on the player
  • Made it easier to see which item is selected while using a Buy Station
  • Updated button layout for equipment while using gamepad
  • Fixed a bug for players are not receiving a banner on the top right of the screen for allies or enemies initiating kill streaks (IWH-284129)
  • Prevent bullets that hit the riot-shield from depleting player armor
  • If a player flies the Recon Drone out of bounds, the player will hear the out of bounds countdown timer but will not see the countdown splash on their screen. This has been fixed
  • Fix for various and potential exploits
  • Field Upgrades: Fixed a bug where some Field Upgrades were not ending at the end of the pre-match
  • Players will now get a kill when someone that you’ve downed, disconnects from the game
  • Reduced the amount of cash given for averting a bounty
  • Increased price of Loadout Drop within the Buy Station to $8,500
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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.