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New train coming to Warzone map in Season 5 – how will it work?

Published: 3/Aug/2020 22:02

by Albert Petrosyan

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The upcoming Season 5 of Modern Warfare and Warzone will be introducing an all-new train to the battle royale map, and here’s everything we know so far as to how it’ll work.

With Season 5 set to kick off on August 5, Activision and developers Infinity Ward are starting to reveal more and more about what’s coming next in Modern Warfare’s fifth chapter.

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The new trailer gave fans a good glimpse of what to expect in terms of new content, one of which was a change to Warzone that’ll add a moving train to the map.

In the video, the train can be seen riding throughout Verdanks, carrying both equipment and people. At one point, a player appears to return from the gulag and gun down his would-be assailant(s), confirming that you will be able to ride the vehicle.

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How will it work?

We won’t know the exact specifics of the train until Season 5 fully launches, but the trailer and leaks from other sources give us a good idea of how it’ll function.

For one, it appears to be riding throughout the map, which means players will be able to use it to not only get around Verdansk a lot more quickly but also play more aggressively as well, which should only make the fan-favorite ‘bot race’ Warzone tournaments even more popular.

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Secondly, it’s almost definitely going to carry loot, probably including high-tier items, which will make landing on it or trying to ride it a high risk/high reward decision. This is not only from the video, but also according to an earlier leak from prominent dataminers ‘ModernWarzone.’

Also, the trailer made it clear that the train will be as close to an unstoppable force as you can get. At one point, it runs straight through a jeep that’s attempting to cross the tracks last-second, destroying the vehicle and presumably downing everyone inside it.

So, keep that in mind if you’re thinking about attempting some daredevil tricks with the train around.

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Infinity WardThe new Warzone train will destroy anything in it’s path, so watch out!

Parallels with Apex Legends

Fans of Apex Legends will instantly recognize this new change as being very similar to when Respawn Entertainment did the same to their then-new map, World’s Edge, back in October of 2019.

Just like now in Warzone, the Apex devs added a train that carried prized loot and offered players a way to get around the map swiftly. In terms of how successful it’s been, most players would probably call it a good feature, one that changes how the game can be played but doesn’t dominate the meta.

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So it’s not hard to see where Infinity Ward got the inspiration for this from, but that said, however, only time will tell whether it’ll be a successful change or not.

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Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 will launch on Wednesday, August 5 (11 PM on Aug 4) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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H3CZ acquires OpTic Gaming from Immortals: Report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has reportedly acquired OpTic Gaming in a deal separate from his ties with NRG Esports, where he currently serves as co-CEO.

The deal reportedly sees H3CZ set to occupy the Los Angeles Call of Duty League spot held by OpTic Gaming, an organization he created and built before its sale in June 2019, in which Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic parent company, Infinite, in a deal valued at around $100m.

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According to Esports Observer, the acquisition is still pending League approval, and H3CZ himself “intends to divest to interested esports organizations.” This is likely a compulsory step due to ownership rules of the CDL preventing H3CZ having ownership in more than one team in the league.

As the original report says, “sources close to the deal have come forward stating that after negotiations spanning a little over a month, Rodriguez purchased the OpTic Gaming IP in its entirety.”

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H3CZ HuntsmenH3CZ currently serves as co-CEO of NRG Esports and their CDL team, Chicago Huntsmen.

This would mean that H3CZ owns every asset and resource under the OpTic Gaming umbrella, and that negotiations likely started taking place around the time of the Call of Duty League Championship in late-August.

His ties with Chicago Huntsmen are expected to remain intact, so where the CDL spot occupied by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles goes remains to be seen, though commissioner Johanna Faries has recently insisted that there is “great demand” for expansion slots — so one lucky team might just get their wish.

Naturally, fans want to see the likes of Nadeshot and his 100 Thieves organization find his way back into the Call of Duty League, but after his decision not to buy-in at the start of its inaugural year, it’s impossible to speculate whether he would have had a change of heart since then.

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We have reached out to H3CZ for comment.