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Modern Warfare slammed over “unacceptable” graphical downgrades

Published: 13/May/2020 2:45 Updated: 22/May/2020 1:49

by Alan Bernal


Modern Warfare players expressed their concerns on the significantly downgraded graphics across multiple modes – sourcing the problems to optimizations made for Warzone.

Modes like Ground War and Spec Ops have been reportedly depreciating in visuals since the 1.13 patch that have reduced the condition of everything from foliage, shadows, and textures in the game.

The free-to-play Warzone battle royale has an incredible reach, letting players from platforms such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to PC communities drop into the same matches. But this merge of platforms might have come at a price for the console experience.

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The Modern Warfare community have noticed a difference between post-launch graphics and now.

According to user ‘Just-Bioinformatics,’ side-by-side comparisons of the game pre-1.13 are convincingly different than images from post-patches across 1.13, 1.19, and 1.20.

“These are graphical changes in the Warzone, Ground War and Spec Ops map,” they said. “Ground War and Spec Ops were already affected before the release of Warzone. Please use the old build for Ground War, GW with 64 players is not as demanding as Warzone.”

The changes they’ve seen have affected Ground War maps such as Karst River Quarry, Krovnik Farmland, Port of Verdansk, Tavorsk District and Zhokov Boneyard.

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The user pointed out many graphical changes they’ve noticed since Modern Warfare’s launch.

Most of the changes take out extra elements while leaving most of the angles and barriers intact but some feel like some of these changes “can be resolved by optimizing Warzone separately from Ground War,” according to Just-Bioinformatics.

More players noticed these kinds of downgrades in their gameplay that they say can be seen in Ground War.

“Ground War textures do look like s**t these days though,” user ‘_baseball’ said. “I played some of it to get the IAV challenge done a while ago, and man. It looks like some Goldeneye 007 textures in some spots until it loads in.”

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A side-by-side comparison of downgrades in Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare has been out since October 2019 and since then IW has expanded the game’s library of content to flow well with players from different consoles/platforms.

The Call of Duty community now wants a conversation about the state of Modern Warfare after these updates and their effect on the overall game.

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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby


Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
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This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 


  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
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The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 

So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel