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Modern Warfare quickly removes broken dedicated servers in custom games

Published: 19/May/2020 12:16

by Andy Williams

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The wait is over, Infinity Ward has finally added dedicated servers for custom games in Modern Warfare, creating a much smoother experience for competitive matches… Or have they?

Custom games (AKA private matches) are a crucial part of Call of Duty every year, not least for competitive players who need to setup their own ruleset and compete against each other in a closed setting.

Yet one of the emerging themes from this year’s Call of Duty has stemmed from an apparent lack of support for the competitive scene, with the standard of servers being one of pro players’ main gripes.

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The Call of Duty League moved to an online format for CDL Dallas.

Following the shift from offline events to an exclusively online schedule, the Call of Duty League pledged to provide ‘neutral’ server support to players.

But Call of Duty veteran Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter immediately slammed the CDL’s support, stating that the servers were “unplayable” in a series of Tweets released post-event.

Fast-forward almost six weeks on, and it appeared that Infinity Ward had pulled out all of the stops (albeit seven months post-launch), by finally incorporating an option to play with dedicated servers in custom game lobbies.

Modern Warfare’s dedicated servers removed?

That is until they were removed merely an hour after being introduced… After booting into a custom game lobby, players were temporarily met with two options: to start a regular (peer-to-peer) match or to ‘Start DS match.’

By selecting the latter, players were launched into one of Modern Warfare’s shiny new dedicated server lobbies, but were met with a number of issues — including apparently being able to hear communication from other matches.

With the feature having a number of issues, Infinity Ward removed the option to access dedicated serves to presumably investigate the issues. It is not yet clear when the feature will receive the green light from the developers.

There is no doubt that this will have massive repercussions for the competitive landscape of Call of Duty, where one gunfight can sometimes dictate the momentum of a match, and therefore impact the game as a whole.

Players will be hoping that the option comes back soon in a future update, but for now, all we know is that it is a feature Infinity Ward have at their disposal.

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5 best loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 17/Nov/2020 14:04

by Andrew Highton

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Call of Duty’s Battle Royale beast continues to batter its opposition. Even now it’s getting new players every day, and they need to know how to pick up a win. So here are the 5 best loadouts in Warzone.

Warzone’s rise has been meteoric and its combination of exquisite Call of Duty gunplay and Battle Royale excitement has sold people across the globe. The free-to-play shooter attracts new, intrigued gamers every day.

So it’s safe to assume that many will not be aware of the game’s greatest assets to own. More still, experienced players of the game may have become stifled by their existing options and fancy a change. So here we have the 5 best loadouts you can rock in Warzone.

How to get your loadout

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These contain access to your loadout and other items.

For newcomers, you may be wondering how it is you can even equip your specialist loadout. After all, starting with a pistol doesn’t scream loadout freedom.

All you need to do to be able to use your loadout in-game is scavenge $10,000 and get yourself a loadout drop from the Buy Station.

Best loadouts

Some of these weapons have stood the test of time in Warzone and continue to be the go-to guns for guaranteed success. You may be using some of these already, but have you necessarily got the right attachments for them as well?

These are some of the most popular guns and attachments in Warzone.

Kilo 141

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The Kilo 141.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

This ultra-reliable assault rifle is a god-tier weapon that has won many a player many a game.

These attachments make it quite a good utility gun and extremely powerful. Favoring power and precision, this setup makes the Kilo 141 effective at range and is basically an all-purpose killer across a sprawling Battle Royale map.

MP5

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The MP5.
  • Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
  • Stock: FTAC Collapsible
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

A classic weapon in the lineage of Call of Duty.

The MP5 is a quick, accurate, powerful killer. Its great iron sight allows for an extra attachment where it really counts, meaning you can snap to a target quicker. These lightweight settings allow you to sprint around the map and provide a quicker gathering of tools and faster looting.

Grau 5.56

grau 5.56 in cod warzone
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The Grau 5.56.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Supressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The Grau’s lesser recoil and damage over long-distances make it a killer companion to have.

With these attachments on the gun too, you really have yourself a versatile weapon that is effective at all ranges. Not only that, but a higher magazine and walking stability make the Grau 5.56 an extremely viable option in Warzone.

Bruen Mk9

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The Bruen MK9.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Supressor
  • Barrel: XRK Summit 26.8″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

An LMG in the best loadout guide? Surely not?

Surely yes. By reducing its magazine size and stabilizing its accuracy, it becomes a potent killer with high damage. Then you add an optic onto the top of it, and the Bruen suddenly becomes a weapon of mass destruction on the battlefield.

Kar98K

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The Kar98k.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Supressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

One shot, one kill.

The effectiveness of the Kar98K naturally hinges on the user’s ability to wield it accurately. But if so, then it’s an unstoppable one-hit machine. As a rifle, it naturally has a slower rate of fire, but its stopping power makes up for this tenfold. Attach a long scope and decrease the ADS time, and you can spot and snap an enemy in a split-second.

Five deadly, dynamic combinations that are winning formulas in the Warzone. You shouldn’t even need to test your skills in the Gulag with one of these loadouts in your arsenal.

Hopefully you enjoyed our 5 best loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone and may it bring you more wins.


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