New Warzone teaser & leaks hint at night mode coming soon
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New Warzone teaser & leaks hint at night mode coming soon

Published: 4/Sep/2020 12:43 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Call of Duty Warzone players will be delighted to know Infinity Ward are now teasing the arrival of a night mode for the battle royale game, appearing to confirm previously leaked information. 

The game is right up there with the most popular battle royale titles around, alongside Apex Legends and Fortnite, mostly due to the constant addition of new content from developers.

Every week there is something big happening, new weapons to play with, or Black Ops Cold War teasers to discover in-game.

Next up, a night time Warzone mode finally looks to be on the cards.

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The Warzone map could soon descend into darkness.

CoD Warzone night mode coming in Season 6?

The Nightfall game mode was previously leaked by ModernWarzone, on September 2. The account posted a series of shots sent in by a user, suggesting people take it all with a pinch of salt at first. They had also referenced the discovery of Nightfall solos, duos, and trios and quads being found in a data mine.

The images showed characters standing on the plane with green lights behind them, basically in total darkness. That could soon be their fate in Warzone, too, if it’s added.

Looking forward, the next major refresh for the game would be the launch of Season 6, so we may have to wait a little longer to see if this one comes to fruition. It looks set to launch between late September and early October.

Potential Warzone Nightfall teaser appears on Facebook

It didn’t take long for the dev team to respond with a teaser of their own, posted two days later on their official Call of Duty Facebook page. 

The post included a few pieces of Warzone artwork, including one very interesting piece set in the dark. These were put together by artists Giovanni Timpano, Roberto Recchioni, Giacomo Bevilacqua, and Riccardo Torti from Italy.

Since a night mode hasn’t been seen before, you can’t blame fans for getting ahead of themselves here.

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This night time image might be our first teaser for Warzone Nightfall.

The post does not mention anything about a night mode coming soon. However, it could be the first domino to fall for this previously leaked mode.

Just like many CoD Warzone players, we will be keeping an eye out for more teasers and reporting them. Stick with us on Twitter @DexertoIntel for more leaks, Black Ops Cold War news, and more.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.