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Modern Warfare players are dying just for touching care packages

Published: 7/Feb/2020 11:43

by Jacob Hale

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Since an update in early February, some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players have started to experience a very strange bug with care packages, literally dying as they touch them.

Killstreaks – as opposed to scorestreaks – have made a return with this latest installment in the popular FPS franchise, bringing back a reward system that has not been in the game for nearly a decade.

One of these killstreaks is the fabled Care Package, which drops users one random killstreak, anything from a UAV to a juggernaut. Now, though, some players are unable to even open their care packages, as they get killed as soon as they’re close enough.

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The Care Package has been a staple in Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 2 in 2009.

While care packages can often be an exciting way to help you rack up kills (or be severely disappointed when you only get a Personal Radar), Reddit user MineRaid was less than impressed as he slid to pick up his random reward but didn’t even get the chance to try it.

Raid slides at the care package and dies immediately, as soon as he touches it. Having taken the time to wait for it, and losing a couple of teammates in the process, his team was really relying on a good pull from the package to give them some hope.

They were 4-2 down in the map, playing Cyber Attack, meaning his life – and the streak in the care package – could have been really helpful in mounting a comeback and helping the team secure the win.

Death upon contact with care package. from r/modernwarfare

His teammate was left in a 1v5, left with pretty much no hope, dropping as he rushed to revive Raid.

Obviously, as Cyber Attack is a round-based gamemode, the care package was gone before Raid or his teammates could use its reward to save the game.

It’s not known whether they won the map but, at 5-2 down and seemingly without luck on their side, we can presume it didn’t go their way in the end.

Every game has its bugs, and major AAA titles such as Call of Duty will also be held to a higher standard despite being a victim to how these bugs work just as much as any other game.

That said, bugs like these – that can literally ruin someone’s game – will likely need to be addressed sooner rather than later.

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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.