Modern Warfare & Warzone May 5 patch notes: new modes, choppers removed - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare & Warzone May 5 patch notes: new modes, choppers removed

Published: 5/May/2020 18:29 Updated: 5/May/2020 19:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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Infinity Ward have pushed out another update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on May 5, adding new content and implementing changes to both the multiplayer and Warzone battle royale components.

As Season 3 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare, so does the influx of new content, and developers Infinity Ward have rolled out even more in their May 5 update.

The patch has seriously switched up the available playlists and modes in both multiplayer and Warzone. For MP, Ground War, GW Reinfected, and Cranked, 3v3 Gunfight have been removed, replaced with Demolition and Boots on the Ground War.

Shoot the Ship has been changed to Shipment 24/7 and a little twist has been added to Gun Game, transforming it to Gun Game Reloaded. In this version, the regular default guns are replaced with special Blueprints, while the format and rules of the mode remain the same.

As for Warzone, Plunder Trios has been replaced with Blood Money Trios and, perhaps more importantly, the helicopters have been disabled in the regular BR modes.

Modern Warfare & Warzone May 5 update patch notes:

  • Replacing Plunder Trios with Blood Money Trios
  • Disabled helicopters in BR
  • Removing: GW Reinfected, Cranked 3v3 Gunfight, Ground War
  • Shoot the Ship becomes Shipment 24/7
  • Gun Game becomes Gun Game Reloaded
  • Adding Demolition
  • Adding Boots on the Ground War
Infinity WardPlayers can enjoy the chaos of Shipment non-stop with the new Shipment 24/7 playlist in Modern Warfare.

While Infinity Ward did not reveal why they’ve removed helicopters from BR, most believe it’s due to the bugged exploit that was allowing players to use the vehicle to get free victories.

There’s no timetable on when choppers will be added back, but it’ll most likely be once the developers have figured out a way to patch the glitch.

However, as a way to thank fans for playing through the frustrations that come with such issues, IW have activated a special session of Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Tier Progression that will last until Friday, May 8.

In terms of cosmetic items, the highly-anticipated new Plunder Pack is now available in the Modern Warfare store. The bundle, which costs 1,200 CoD Points, includes elegant-looking gold skins for all of the different vehicles that can be driven in both multiplayer and Warzone.

Infinity WardThe new Plunder Pack in Modern Warfare lets you equip Warzone vehicles with gold skins.

There’s also a new Mace Guns Blazing bundles, for 2,400 CoD Points, that features a new outfit skin for Mace, two weapon blueprints, a watch, and much more.

Infinity WardUpgrade your Mace character in Modern Warfare with this intense Guns Blazing cosmetics bundle.

One thing that was missing from this update was the nerfs to akimbo pistols and RPGs that are supposedly coming soon, at least according to one Modern Warfare dev. Both have been among the most controversial aspects of Warzone, so players have been waiting in anticipation for Infinity Ward to push those changes through.

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Black Ops Cold War bug removes grass on Cartel and players are loving it

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:35

by Tanner Pierce

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Ever since the beta, Black Ops Cold War players have been complaining about the grass on the map Cartel, claiming that it’s too high and can block visibility. Now, a bug is eliminating that grass and players are apparently loving it. 

When the Black Ops Cold War beta first launched and players had the opportunity to try out all the maps the prerelease version had to offer, one stood out among the rest because of its terrible visibility: Cartel. While the outskirts are fine and pretty open, the center is generally considered a nightmare because of incredibly tall grass that blocks sightlines.

Ever since then, fans have been complaining about the visibility and when the game launched, nothing about the visibility was changed in any drastic way. Now, all of those complaints are being resolved in Black Ops Cold War – all thanks to a bug.

Had a bug where the leaves and bushes disappeared on the map Cartel…..it was beautiful from r/blackopscoldwar

According to a few Reddit posts, fans have been experiencing a bug on Cartel that essentially removes the extremely tall grass. As one can see from the pictures, the glitch gives the map a way more open feeling and allows players to see the center more easily than the normal version.

Response to the no-grass version has been overwhelmingly positive, with some people calling the bug “beautiful” and “how Cartel should be.” User bobagolf pointed out in one of the more popular posts that it looked so nice that it “makes it look like the version with the bushes should be the bugged version.”

How Cartel should be. from r/blackopscoldwar

To be clear, it’s unknown whether or not this glitch is new. Some players were reporting that they got it “early on” but considering at least three separate posts were added to Reddit talking about it in the span of 24 hours, it seems like, at the very least, it is now happening more frequently.

Normally, it’s easy to hope for a quick fix from the developers, but considering most players seem to be in love with the version, it may be in everyone’s best interest if Treyarch just makes it a permanent feature of the map and removes the grass entirely. Only time will tell what they’ll end up doing.