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Modern Warfare players are upset with latest Ground War update

Published: 4/Mar/2020 2:19

by Alan Bernal


The Modern Warfare community wants the devs to reinstate the popular Realism Ground War playlist after the latest patch removed it from the game.

Taking cues from the campaign, Realism modes get rid of the HUD as well as the minimap during a game. The variant gives the game a much more grounded and intense feel to regular matchmaking in the stripped-down playlist.

Instead, after the March 3 update, players now have the new Boots on the Ground War but without the Realism rulesets that players loved.

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Realism strips the game from most of Modern Warfare’s HUD elements.

Now a portion of the community has been speaking out against the change since it doesn’t give them a playlist to experience the intense action of the huge hardcore mode.

“Realism was a fun mix of core and hardcore with the headshots, and I really enjoyed the gunfights and outplaying someone due to the increased headshot damage,” Reddit user ‘macpopi’ said. “Played the hell out of that mode, and now it’s gone. Guess it’s back to hardcore. RIP Realism GW, you will be missed.”

The player said that removing the mode was a “mistake,” and they weren’t the only person to think that following the game’s big March 3 update.

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Modern Warfare players have come to appreciate Realism’s high stakes gameplay.

Another user named ‘ThunderousBandit87’ mirrored the sentiments by saying: “Damn right. Was so pissed when I was trying to find a match earlier. Easily the best mode they’ve had. Needs to be a permanent option.”

Initially, Infinity Ward planned to keep the Realism rulesets alive in Boots on the Ground War, but people were surprised to see that they later took them out after the latest update.

That decision has caused a rift for a lot of players looking to get a more immersed Call of Duty experience, which other modes scarcely provide.

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The March 3 update took out Realism rules from the Boots on the Ground War playlist.

“It was my new favourite mode by far, it may not have been for everyone but people that don’t mind lower health and having to play at a more careful pace appreciated it I’m sure,” user ‘MG995’ said about the Realism mode’s removal.

While there has to be some sacrifice by the devs to keep the Modern Warfare experience fresh with every update, this decision came to a shock to those who almost exclusively played the Realism mode.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.