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New Division and Basic Trainings Are Coming Soon to Call of Duty: WWII

Published: 24/Aug/2018 2:00 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 2:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sledgehammer Games have announced that they are adding a brand new Division and set of Basic Trainings to Call of Duty: WWII.

The new Division and Basic Trainings on August 28, with more details set to be released in SHG’s Weekly Community Update on August 27.

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Sledgehammer announced this news via a post on the WWII Reddit page on August 23.

The new Division will be the seventh in the game, joining Mountain, Infantry, Airborne, Armored, Expeditionary, and Resistance.

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Hello friends,

In light of next week being a big content drop for DLC4 (PS4) and adding a new Division and set of Basic Trainings (All Platforms) to the mix, we’re postponing our update to Monday next week.

August 28 will also be the date when the fourth and final DLC pack of WWII is released, called ‘Shadow War.’

Although Shadow War will first be released on the Playstation 4 only, the new Division and set of Basic Trainings will be made available on all platforms.

Sledgehammer also announced in their Reddit post that major content will be dropping in the coming weeks, and a summary of everything will be available in a Weekly Update released sometime after September 7.

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All of this news comes despite the fact that the next CoD title – Black Ops 4 – is set to be released on October 12, leaving just less than two months before WWII will no longer be the active game in the popular first person shooter series. 

The entirety of SHG’s Reddit post can be seen below:

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Hello friends,

In light of next week being a big content drop for DLC4 (PS4) and adding a new Division and set of Basic Trainings (All Platforms) to the mix, we’re postponing our update to Monday next week.

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Be on the lookout for a bigger weekly update in reaction to all the new content dropping in the coming weeks after Labor Day on Friday, September 7th.

As always, we’ll be monitoring the threads here, so please let us know if you’ve concussed someone with a care package, invented a new meme about us, etc.

Lots of love and good luck to all the egg hunters next week. <3

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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