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Modern Warfare will not have PlayStation exclusivity, according to sources

Published: 29/May/2019 22:07 Updated: 29/May/2019 22:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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A source with inside information has claimed that the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title will not have rights exclusive to the PlayStation. 

According to a report published on May 29, an inside using the code-name ‘Highrise50cal,’ anonymously leaked information that pointed to Modern Warfare not having PlayStation exclusivity rights.

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MW would become the first CoD title since 2015 to not feature such rights, a span of games that includes Black Ops 3, Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, WWII, and Black Ops 4.

While this leak has yet to be confirmed, recent activity points to it having some validity, as both PlayStation and Xbox have taken steps to promote the game.

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On May 29, the PlayStation Store was updated to include a whole new section dedicated to the new CoD game, while Xbox and MajorNelson retweeted Call of Duty’s “going dark” teaser about the game’s upcoming reveal event. 

PlayStationThe PlayStation Store now features a new section for the upcoming Modern Warfare reveal.
Xbox - TwitterXbox have retweeted Call of Duty’s “going dark” reveal tweet, possibly indicating that they’re much more involved than in previous years.

Prior to the release of BO3, Sony brokered an exclusivity deal with Activison that meant the PlayStation consoles would receive new content for games 30 days prior to other platforms.

That deal stayed true to form for three years, until the exclusivity period was decreased to seven days for Black Ops 4 content, with many speculating that the deal could be over soon.

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If these reports end up proving true, it could mean that both PlayStation and Xbox will receive new Modern Warfare content at the same time, as it’s unclear whether Microsoft would pay the hefty price it would likely take to gain exclusivity rights.

That being said, it’s still possible for them to have done so, especially considering that Xbox had its own exclusivity rights for five years and as recent as the Advanced Warfare title in 2014. 

Xbox’s five-year exclusivity agreement with CoD came to a close after Advanced Warfare,

This information, of course, has to be taken with a grain of salt, considering that nothing can be confirmed to be true until it’s officially announced by Activision and other involved parties.

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However, the anonymous source in question has been right with most of his claims about Modern Warfare up to this point, including that the reveal would take place May 30 and the release date would fall in October 2019

Modern Warfare reveal – everything we know so far

After months of rumors and speculation, Activision and Infinity Ward finally announced that the next CoD game will be officially announced and revealed on May 30.

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However, due to Activision uploading the reveal content to YouTube ahead of time, some users were able to view bits and pieces of the upcoming stream, leading to key game art, sneak peak clip, official name, and the release date being leaked.

That being said, there are still many questions left to be answered about the new game, so be sure to tune in to the reveal to catch up with everything there is to know about Modern Warfare. 

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Black Ops Cold War players are already glitching into walls in the beta

Published: 19/Oct/2020 7:57

by Brad Norton

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The Black Ops Cold War beta has barely been live for a few days and players have already figured out ways of glitching inside of textures to gain a completely unfair advantage.

One of the core pillars of the Call of Duty franchise has long been map design. The quality of a given map often contributes more to the experience than any other factor. If a map is built well, players are going to have a good time. However, the opposite holds true as well.

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While map design throughout the limited set of battlegrounds in the Cold War beta has been solid, some pesky players have ruined the experience for others. A handful of bugs have been discovered in this build of the game, and they’re becoming a bigger problem with each passing day.

Whether you’ve just respawned or you’re on the flank of a century, you may need to be more cautious of your surroundings than ever before. There’s a good chance someone might be hiding in a wall waiting to gun you down.

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Wall glitch spot on Moscow from blackopscoldwar

The Cold War beta features a mix of playlist that cater to all team sizes. From more standard 6v6 to bigger team battles with the Combined Arms and Fireteam: Dirty Bomb modes. However, it appears as though maps from all categories can suffer from the same issues. 

Players have mischievously found ways to break through the play-space. Jumping inside of various walls, they’re able to shield themselves from any incoming damage. All while returning fire and shooting at enemies nearby.

One particular spot can be found right outside of the A Control site on Moscow. You’re able to crash through the texture opposite the point and take down challengers while practically invincible.

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Another exploit can be found on the Armada map. There’s a far more game-breaking location that can overlook ziplines and the better part of the D Flag site. 

Guy Using an Inside-Wall Exploit on Armada from blackopscoldwar

Treyarch is yet to address the issues plaguing multiple maps in the beta. However, do keep in mind that this is the exact point of a beta after all. To find and squash as many bugs as possible before the full launch on November 13.

This isn’t the first Call of Duty to feature a wall-breaking issue like this and it probably won’t be the last. There’s seemingly no way to return fire or damage enemies in these glitched spots. So if you encounter them in your next session, your best bet is just to keep a good distance and avoid those areas when possible.

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