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New CDL skins make players literally invisible in Modern Warfare

Published: 24/Jan/2020 23:26

by Scott Robertson

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Modern Warfare players donning the Operator skins of their favorite Call of Duty League teams are turning literally invisible as they collide with other objects on the map.

When the franchises of the inaugural Call of Duty League approved the in-game items bundles that would appear in Modern Warfare, they likely did so under the belief that those items would be seen.

Following in the footsteps of esports team jerseys in FIFA Ultimate Team and team flags in Rocket League, among others, the introduction of CDL-themed items into the game allows the competitive CoD scene to earn more revenue and gain more fans simultaneously.

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One of the bundles of in-game items for CDL team Chicago Huntsmen.

Two of those items are Operator skins, allowing players to don their in-game characters with an outfit featuring a CDL team’s official branding.

However, some of these skins are causing players to go completely invisible, which is obviously a huge tactical advantage. Clips have surfaced online showing players wearing these CDL outfits vanish from the screen as they collide with walls and other objects.

‘cKorrupt’ shared footage of his teammate wearing a Dallas Empire skin on Hackney Yard, calling it a “cloak of invisibility” because he went invisible as he brushed up against the wall.

But evidently, the issue is not limited to just Empire skins.

Another Twitter user posted a clip of the oddity showing that anyone wearing a team skin while using the Bale operator on the Allegiance side can disappear into walls.

Another Twitter user shared more footage of the magic trick and claimed that it’s not limited just to Empire, and that anyone wearing a team skin while using the Bale operator on the Allegiance side can disappear into the wall.

This almost perfectly mirrors a bug that was affecting players in CSGO that sprung up just a day earlier. In addition, this isn’t even the first issue about visibility in Modern Warfare to come up this month.

The way these CDL in-game items were introduced was strange as well, as a blog post promoting them was sent out while players hyped up the items on social media, only for the post to mysteriously disappear. The items were then released on the opening day of the league’s Launch Weekend.

You can follow all of the competitive Call of Duty action by visiting our CDL Launch Weekend hub, which includes the stream, schedule, results and more.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.