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New ziplines added to Warzone Season 5 to combat roof campers

Published: 3/Aug/2020 22:36 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 13:34

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision and Infinity Ward released a brand new trailer for Season 5 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and one thing that caught the eye of many fans was the inclusion of brand new ziplines attached to the side of tall buildings and structures on the Warzone map.

Back during Season 4’s midseason update, Activision shared an image of the Stadium area in Call of Duty: Warzone that got people talking. Not only did it feature the top of the stadium open for players to go in and explore but fans also noticed a peculiar structure on the side of the building, which fans speculated was for a grappling hook.

Now, on August 3, with Season 5 is just a day or so away, a new trailer has revealed that the structure is actually a zipline, of one several that will be making their debut in Verdansk come August 5.

It is a bit hard to see, as it’s only featured for a few seconds, however, you can clearly see players riding a zipline up the side of tall buildings, and not just the Stadium.

As of the time of writing, it’s unknown the exact number of ziplines that will be featured in the game. It’s easy to assume that any building that has an elevator shaft will also feature the new outdoor zipline, however, this is unconfirmed.

What we do know, however, is that the decision to add this new feature was probably made with combatting roof campers in mind. Camping on rooftops has been a major complaint from many in the fan-base since Warzone first came out, so this is definitely part of an effort to help players deal with those kinds of people.

Many of the tall structures in the game, such as Stadium and the skyscrapers in places like Downtown and Hospital, have only one or two access points, making it really easy for a team to sit up top and not really be worried about an attack.

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Activision/Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward has revealed new ziplines coming to Call of Duty: Warzone in Season 5.

Now, with the addition of ziplines, it’ll not only be easier for players to try and sneak up on a team that’s camping, but it’ll also give that squad something extra to think about while up there.

That said, however, taking one up to the top of a building can be a risky proposition. For one, players will be completely exposed during their time going up the line, opening themselves up for an easy third-party death.

Secondly, the newness of the feature means it’ll be on everyone’s mind, at least for the first few weeks of Season 5, so most people sitting on rooftops will probably keep a close eye on the ropes so to not get ambushed.

Stadium Warzone
Activision/Infinity Ward
The new ziplines will allow players to get to the top of tall buildings, including the newly opened Stadium.

All things considered though, the addition of ziplines will probably end up being a good decision, as it can’t hurt to give players another way to access those types of points on the map, even though only time will tell how effective they’ll prove to be.

Season 5 kicks off on August 5 (11 PM PT on August 4) for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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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.