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Modern Warfare players willing to donate money for Favela map to return

Published: 8/Feb/2020 0:04

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty players want to see Infinity Ward bring back MW2’s iconic Favela map in Modern Warfare, so much that they’re pledging to donate money to charity in return.

Set in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Favela is one of the most well-known multiplayer maps from Modern Warfare 2 and the Call of Duty franchise, as a whole.

It’s named after the shantytowns scattered throughout Brazil, neighborhoods composed of cheaply built wooden and mud shacks where over 6% of the population live.

PixabayFavelas are a common sight in Brazil’s capitol Rio de Janeiro.

Needless to say, life in these favelas is far from ideal; living conditions in the makeshift homes are largely unfavorable, with almost no public services provided and no attention given by the government.

Charities exist to help improve life at favelas, such as The Favela Foundation. One Reddit user suggested a quid-pro-quo to Infinity Ward, claiming they were willing to donate $100 to the organization if the developers added the map.

“Infinity Ward, if you bring back Favela I’ll donate $100 to the ‘Favela [Foundation],’ which provides education to the favelas of Rio,” user ‘aldo_rayne’ suggested. “Who wants to join me?”

Infinity Ward – if you bring back Favela, i’ll donate 100$ to the "Favela Donation" which provides education to the favelas of Rio – who wants to join me? from modernwarfare

Several others in the comments section also pledged that they would donate to the charity if Infinity Ward brought back the map, with some even connecting to the issue on a personal level.

“I’ll donate $25 just because I know what it’s like to live in a Mexican favela,” wrote ‘SalsaYanke.’ “Not a safe environment for kids, sadly.”

It’s not totally out of the question that Infinity Ward could add this map in Modern Warfare at some point. With Season 2 just around the corner, we know that the game will be receiving at least one new map – possibly several.

Infinity WardThe Favela map not only featured in MW2 multiplayer but was also in the campaign as well.

The game’s recent Season 2 teaser confirmed that the iconic Ghost character would be added as an Operator, and also teased the possible return of Rust.

So there’s definitely a distinct MW2 flavor about this next this season, and with Favela being one of that game’s most well-known maps, it could be one they end up adding – at least, for charity’s sake.

While there’s obviously no way to gauge exactly how much money this sort of project would end up raising, it could end up being very beneficial for The Favela Foundation’s cause.

Recently, Activision led a campaign to help raise money for Australian brush fire relief, selling in-game cosmetic items with 100% of the proceeds going to charity, and it successfully raised a whopping $1.6 million.

Even if bringing back the Favela map yields a fraction of that amount, it would undoubtedly still be a sizable donation that the foundation can use to improve life in those slums.

However, such a fundraiser would technically go against Activision’s promise to make post-launch content, like new maps and weapons, free for all players. That said, it’s hard to see the player-base taking issue with this idea since it would be for a charitable cause.

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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
Activision / Infinity Ward
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
Activision / Infinity Ward
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.