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Sledgehammer Announces a Multiplayer Hotfix and Double XP Opportunities in CoD: WWII

Published: 10/Aug/2018 20:10

by DG Goldstein

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Sledgehammer Games announced a small Hotfix in Call of Duty: WWII, along with some Double XP opportunities.

The Hotfix, released on Friday, August 10, brought a small set of changes to multiplayer in order to optimize some issues that players have been reporting to the studio.

After Sledgehammer unveiled Master Prestige Awards, some players were unable to claim the items in Headquarters, which led to the developer implementing a ‘Phase One’ fix. 

A full list of the adjustments can be found below from the official Sledgehammer post on the WWII subreddit.

Hot Fix and Playlist Update

“Hey everyone,

We won’t be livestreaming today, since we’ll also be playing the Black Ops 4 beta. We also won’t be livestreaming next Friday, since we’ll be tuning in to CWL Champs in Ohio. That said, we will still be posting our SHG Weekly Community Updates today and next week.

For now, we wanted to inform you of some hot fixes we just rolled out this morning and let you know about the Weekend Warfare playlist update for today:

MULTIPLAYER

  • Pushed out a Phase 1 fix for issue where some players were not able to access their Master Prestige rewards. Players will need to idle in the first HQ menu (with vertical panels) for about 90 seconds and then navigate to the full HQ to see rewards show up. We will monitor and assess whether or not a Phase 2 fix is needed. Thank you for your patience!
  • Fixed Cavalry Division exploit (Free Rifleman and no shield, but still with Fast Capture and Cavalry Assists)
  • Fixed UI issue with weapon acquisition description”

Players will also have the opportunity to earn Double XP in Prop Hunt and Nazi Zombies via the ‘Weekend Warfare’ Playlist Update until Monday, August 13 at 10 AM PST, as shown in the same Reddit post.

“Today’s Weekend Warfare playlist update includes: 2XP on Prop Hunt and 2XP (still on) for Nazi Zombies. Live until 10AM PDT on Monday, August 13.”

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale

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The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.