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Modern Warfare player discovers easy way to avoid fall damage

Published: 25/Jan/2020 23:10

by Scott Robertson


A Call of Duty player showed off a challenging but very effective way to negate fall damage in Modern Warfare. All you need is a specific tactical item, good timing, and a little bit of luck.

If your response to wondering if there’s fall damage in the game is to immediately jump from a great height, then congratulations, you’re a true gamer.


In any game, the discovery of whether or not a fall can kill you is a rite of passage for any player. But what’s more exciting than finding out if your player lives or dies? That’s easy: When you discover a way to survive when it should kill you.

A Modern Warfare player discovered a way to keep yourself alive after falling from a lethal height, and in fact, their way actually negates any damage at all. They’re also not embarrassed to admit that they didn’t intend to find the method by accident.


Yo, low key the stim is OP from modernwarfare

The player, going by the name “gregkbond,” was engaged in a Ground War match, and was jumping out the window when a rifle shot hit them for big damage. Instinctively, they reached for their tactical stim, and injected themselves with its healing goodness just before hitting the ground.

Miraculously, they survived, and took no damage at all. They didn’t even make a sound as they safely landed.

In the comments, gregkbond said that they reached for the stim and not the parachute, because the damage they took getting from getting shot prompted that reaction.

TmarTn (YouTube)
TmarTn (YouTube)
The Tavorsk District is filled with high spots to attempt this trick on.

Several other users theorized what exactly about this specific fall led to the player escaping death – whether it was landing on a specific item or texture that negated damage, or because they took damage before using the stim.

If it is the case that pre-fall damage saved their life, it’s especially ironic, given that taking damage before jumping off a short ledge Modern Warfare can be the difference between life and death.

Regardless, this clip is perhaps a textbook example of why the stim is under the Restricted Items list for Call of Duty League matches. Not only does it have incredible healing power, but it also refreshes a player’s sprint ability.


For other Modern Warfare players looking to defy death, you’ll have to get your Rank up to 47 to unlock it.

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What’s included in the Black Ops Cold War Beta: modes, bonus unlocks, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:40 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:45

by Tanner Pierce


The Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally here. Download links are now live for those who pre-ordered the game digitally and Treyarch has released some new information about what the pre-release version is going to include. Here’s everything you need to know.

After Activision and Treyarch gave fans on PlayStation 4 a small glimpse of Black Ops Cold War during open Alpha, which ran only for one weekend and included a handful of content, the game’s Beta is now in full swing


Prior to the Beta’s launch, Treyarch released a lot of information about what would be included, such as the brand new mode that will be available during this pre-release period.

Cold War Beta modes

The modes that Treyarch are including with the Open Beta are similar to those found in the Open Alpha. That being said, there are two major additions that players of the latter didn’t get a chance to experience yet.


The first is VIP Escort, which tasks players with protecting and bringing a specially designated player from one side of the map to the other, without being killed. Players can be downed in this mode, similar to Warzone, and scorestreaks are disabled.

In addition, players will also be able to play the new 40-player mode Fireteam: Dirty Bomb. Information about this mode is scarce, however, we do know that it will pit four teams of 10 players against one another in a fight for uranium on a large scale map.

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • Combined Arms Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Combined Arms Assault
Cartel map in Black Ops Cold War
The Black Ops Cold War Beta debuted a new multiplayer map called Cartel


There were a total of five maps during the BOCW Alpha, so all of them are expected to also be available during the Beta. Furthermore, Treyarch have announced that a new one called Cartel will also be added to the mix for both 6v6 and 12v12 modes.

  • New: Cartel (6v6 & 12v12)
  • Satellite (6v6)
  • Miami (6v6)
  • Moscow (6v6)
  • Armada (12v12)
  • Crossroads (12v12)

FOV Slider & Ping system

For the first time ever, a Call of Duty game will feature a FOV slide on both PC and console, as announced by Treyarch. This will allow players to adjust their field of view in order to get a wider look at their surroundings at all times.

“We’re extremely excited to bring the Field of View (FOV) slider feature to all platforms for the first time in a Black Ops game, and you’ll be able to try it out during the Beta,” the devs wrote.

FOV slider in Black Ops Cold War
For the first time ever, an FOV slider is coming to console in Black Ops Cold War!

That’s not the only thing making its CoD debut, at least as far as multiplayer is concerned. Black Ops Cold War will also see a Ping system added to MP for the first time, giving players a way to non-verbally communicate with each other.


Users will be able to “ping objectives, loot, locations, and enemies” for teammates during a match, which had been the case in Warzone but never in a Call of Duty multiplayer.

More details about how these two new additions will work can be found in our FOV Slider and Ping system guide here.


SMG Blueprint

Activision has announced that players who get to level 10 during the beta will receive a free blueprint when the game releases.

Unlike the Alpha, players will be able to level up in a progression system that’s designed exclusively for this version.

Treyarch explains: “Players can progress and rank up in the Beta-specific leveling system where loadout items, including new weaponry, covert spy tech through Field Upgrades, and badass Scorestreaks can be unlocked by earning XP.”

Like every other CoD beta, there are rewards that you can earn for the full game. If players are able to reach level 10 at any point during the beta, they’ll receive a free Mutual Animosity Blueprint for the Type 821, which is the weapon most comparable to the Uzi in previous games.

The Black Ops Cold War Beta is set to include two new modes: Fireteam Dirty Bomb and VIP Escort.


Treyarch previously announced the beta schedule, however, they once again clarified when everyone will be able to get their hands on it. Fans are currently able to pre-load the beta on PS4 and players on other platforms will be able to do so on October 13, 2020.

  • Weekend 1
    • October 8-9: PS4 early access
    • October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
  • Weekend 2
    • October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
    • October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms

As for what’s changing between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.

All in all, this seems like a pretty packed Beta. Between the new Fireteam mode and the grind for max level, players should have a lot to do over the next couple of weekends.