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Modern Warfare Season 4 Reloaded update: new map, Rytec AMR sniper, more

Published: 29/Jun/2020 21:20 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 21:46

by Alan Bernal

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Modern Warfare is getting a huge content drop in its Season 4 Reloaded patch update, introducing new maps, modes, weapons and more. Here’s a full rundown of what’s to come.

Before Season 4 came to the game on June 11, the devs hit a snag and delayed the new update’s festivities by about a week. But the launch of a revamped season on June 30 will more than make up for any lost time with a swarm of new content.

New Operator, Roze, will make her debut, as well as an original map for Multiplayer called Cheshire Park. Meanwhile a 200-player limited time mode for Warzone is going to be in the game for all to enjoy.

Rytec sniper rifle in Modern Warfare

There’s going to be a new .50 caliber favorite among some fans with the introduction of the Rytec AMR coming to the battle royale.

Players will be able to unlock the sniper through an in-game challenge, but there will also be a blueprint variant via the Lost Souls bundle in the Store.

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All the content included in Modern Warfare Season 4 Reloaded.

Cheshire Park in Multiplayer

The Infinity Ward devs have paid homage to the UK with the upcoming Cheshire Park locale. For people that love mid-range combat, the map will have players navigate multiple entryways, a garden quad, and more.

“Located in urban London, England, Cheshire Park is a picturesque garden and conservatory where Operators will battle from door to door or through the central flora-filled area​,” they said.

Townhomes will provide the opportunity for long-range sniper nests while infantry will storm store and side streets to capture objectives.

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London calls in the new Cheshire Park map in Modern Warfare.

Return of Team Defender

It’s been almost 10 years since Team Defender was in Modern Warfare 3, but now the mode will be coming to the latest iteration of the legendary series.

This variant of Capture the Flag makes it so there’s only one flag for both teams to take and, instead of there being a site to place the flag, a tug-of-war will have players fighting to the very end.

Earn points for every second the flag is in your control or hunt down the opposing player that currently has a hold of it.

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Team Defender will change up how Modern Warfare players vie for flag control.

Juggernaut Royale and Supply Run Contracts

The power of the Juggernaut suit will lie with one player in this Warzone mode.

Players will be able to track down an airdropped care package that will have a Juggernaut Suit for someone to take.

If that player is sent to the Gulags, however, a new drop will appear on the map for the next play to put the helmet on.

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The Warzone is going to get a Juggernaut of a problem after the new update.

There will be a new kind of objective in Warzone with Supply Run Contracts. After activating one, teams will be directed to the nearest Buy Station to get discounts on its wares.

A time limit, however, and will challenge people to make a mad scramble to the port if they want to take advantage of its lower costs before their premiums run up again.

This should give squads a more streamlined way of loading up for the rest of the match, but they should make sure to not be careless in their rotations, lest they become open targets for opponents.

Modern Warfare Season 4 Reloaded will give CoD players a mess of new content to play with when it comes to audiences on June 30.

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Scump says “a lot could go wrong” with CDL switching to PC next season

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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With the Call of Duty League switching from console to PC for the 2021 season, at least at the professional level, Chicago Huntsmen’s legendary CoD pro Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has detailed some of the potential issues that could arise.

The Call of Duty League’s switch from console to PC was inevitable, but that doesn’t mean the transition will be without its faults; one major concern, of course, has been hacking. Maybe not in the competitive scene, but the growing presence of PC in CoD this year (with the addition of cross-play and Warzone) has exposed Activision’s inability to handle the issue on a large scale.

Add in the fact that the CDL’s Challengers circuit and in-game ranked mode(s), for example, will support both console & PC, and suddenly the concern is heightened. And while it’s unlikely that anyone in the pro ranks would cheat, if the 2021 season starts out online, there’s a chance that, at the very least, accusations could start flying around.

Scump was asked about this switch during one of his recent streams and, uncoincidentally, hacking was the first thing he brought up: “The one thing that could go wrong – if there’s hackers, any kind of competitive playlist is chalked. That’s definitely something to worry about.”

“That is going to be very annoying if hackers just run rampant in all the ranked playlists,” he went on. “If there are hackers, it’s chalked. There’s supposed to be anti-cheat in the works? Hopefully, they do a good job with it and hopefully, everything is good.”

The veteran also brought up the potential situations where the gaming rigs experience issues during competitions: “‘PC crash during a tournament is bound to happen,’ more than likely, yeah. There’s a lot of things that could go wrong, definitely a LOT of things that could go wrong.”

There was one positive bit of news that Scump revealed during this discussion: the CDL is working on adding a ‘pause feature’ that would allow them to stop and start matches if need be.

The lack of such a feature really became apparent during the 2020 campaign, especially the CDL Playoffs, when teams like OpTic Gaming LA and London Royal Ravens had players booted offline mid-match.

As a result, since the disconnections occurred too late into the respective Hardpoint games, both teams had to play the round a man down, 4v5, which inevitably led them to lose.

Needless to say, had a pause feature existed, the whole situation could have been avoided. Instead, the CDL was forced to stream all matches with a massive delay so that viewers with ill-intentions couldn’t hit anyone offline.

CDL Hardpoint restart rules
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Without a pause feature, the CDL installed these unpopular rules for if/when Hardpoint matches needed to be restarted.

Ultimately, the Call of Duty League’s switch to PC is a “step in the right direction,” as Scump remarked, but there are definitely potential problems that could stem from the transition. We’ll just have to wait and see.

For more information about the upcoming campaign, make sure to visit our CDL 2021 season hub.