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Modern Warfare devs know about footstep issues, but aren’t fixing them

Published: 22/Nov/2019 16:39 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 17:43

by Scott Robertson


In the patch notes of the massive November 22 Modern Warfare update, Infinity Ward included some internal notes regarding the changes they were making, specifically Gun Game and the ongoing issues with footsteps noise.

The latest update for Modern Warfare, patch 1.08.1 focused mostly on fixing several bugs, most notably the Dead Silence bug that was affecting the time that the Field Upgrade was lasting when Call of Duty League rules were enabled.

The developers also made changes to the footstep sounds, something that’s been a hot topic since the game released, and released plenty of new content including new Special Operations, and the highly anticipated Gun Game.

Infinity Ward seems really happy to be adding Gun Game to Modern Warfare, as indicated by some internal notes from the developer that were left on the patch notes.

Activision BlizzardThe section of patch notes featuring dev insight (in red)

Under the Gun Game section, a note written in italics reads “Gun Game is a fan favourite mode and we should see positive sentiment around its addition.”

While you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees with Infinity Ward’s sentiment, their second note in the patch notes is what will draw attention from the community.

Under the note about footstep noise being adjusted for crouching and Aiming Down Sights, an italicized internal note reads: “This is a hot topic in the community, and this is not the change they were hoping to see. Our core players want to see footstep volume dramatically reduced.”

Activision.Footstep audio has been tweaked when ADS and crouching/walking.

Many players have pointed out with the new patch that it doesn’t address some of the major criticisms that have been leveled against the game such as weapon balancing, Skill Based Matchmaking, spawn issues that didn’t receive fixes.

Members of the dev team have been very responsive on social media over recent weeks regarding issues like this, and not only have those prominent issues not been fixed, but community members could become even more annoyed at the sight of the devs being openly aware of issues and still not giving them proper fixes.

While the note about footsteps volume doesn’t provide any indication if and when the volume of the footsteps will be reduced to the community-requested level, more updates to Modern Warfare are more-than-likely coming in the near future as the game continues to improve.

Whether or not Infinity Ward will continue to be as candid in the patch notes, accidentally or otherwise, remains to be seen. We will update this story if and when Infinity Ward responds to the inclusion of the developer notes.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


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


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

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.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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