Modern Warfare adds new Warzone mode & more in April 13 playlist update - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare adds new Warzone mode & more in April 13 playlist update

Published: 14/Apr/2020 6:27

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward has revealed new modes and cosmetics being added into Modern Warfare and Warzone in an April 13 playlist update across all platforms.

Hot off the heels of the major Season 3 launch on April 8, Infinity Ward has rotated in brand new modes and cosmetics in a fresh April 13 update.

From new Warzone additions to old Modern Warfare favorites and plenty more, here’s a full rundown on the latest set of content.

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A new Warzone mode has been added in the April 13 update.

New Warzone Trios Playlist

The first new addition brings about a new form of Warzone competition with the Scopes and Scatter Guns playlist.

Instead of having access to the full arsenal of Modern Warfare’s weaponry, players will be limited to just shotguns and snipers, blending long and close-range combat together in the 150-player mode.

This new take on the battle royale trope is a trios-exclusive mode for the time being, but there’s no telling just how long the variant will be available.

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Snipers and Shotguns are the only weapons at your disposal in the new Warzone playlist.

An old Modern Warfare mode makes a comeback

Drop Zone has also been reintroduced to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer playlists in the April 13 update.

The objective-based mode provides ample killstreaks for the teams in control of the zone. Teams earn points by defending a given zone, and the most players inside, the more points you’ll rack up.

It’s a classic game type that first made its mark on Modern Warfare 3, but was brought back into the 2019 release just weeks after launch as a limited-time mode. Thanks to the latest update, it’s back in rotation once again.

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Dropzone is back in Modern Warfare.

Brand new cosmetics

A slew of new cosmetic items were also dropped into the store with the latest update. Two new bundles featuring emblems, operator skins, and plenty more are now up for grabs.

The Twin Dragons bundle features the following items:

  • Kingly Splendor – Assault Rifle
  • The Alchemist’s Dream – Handgun
  • Soul Of The Mountain – Emblem
  • Spirit Of The Spring – Emblem

While the Cleanup Crew bundle includes the following:

  • Irradiated – OTTER skin
  • Meltdown – Sniper Rifle
  • Wire Tap – Handgun
  • Acid Rain – Watch
  • Ice Breaker – OTTER Finishing Move
  • Don’t Go Nowhere – OTTER Quip
  • Drainage – Calling Card
  • Terminal Patrol – Emblem
  • 1 Battle Pass Tier Skip
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An overview of the Twin Dragons bundle in Modern Warfare.
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An overview of the Cleanup Crew bundle in Modern Warfare.

There’s no telling just how long these modes and cosmetics will be available so get in quick before you miss out.

Finally, there’s no better time to drop into battle as Double XP will also be enabled.

Starting on April 17 at 10AM PDT until April 20 at 10AM PDT, players will earn double the experience across Warzone, Special Ops, and Modern Warfare’s multiplayer modes.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.