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Sledgehammer Announces Return of Past Collections and Hints at Leprechaun Playlist – July 27 Community Update

Published: 27/Jul/2018 19:44 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:54

by Vincent Genova

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DLC 3 is now available on all platforms and players who missed out on the Resistance collection will get another chance at the exclusive items this weekend.

Taking place every Friday, CoD: WWII developer Sledgehammer Games releases a ‘Community Update’ which details upcoming events and improvements in the game.

Also premiering on July 27 is a ‘Throwback’ playlist that will have scorestreak kills count towards your next streak. Slegdgehammer also claims the fan-favorite Leprechaun mode may return soon.

The highlights of the Community Update are available below.

SHG Weekly Community Update – Friday, July 27

Call of Duty®: WWII DLC Pack 3: United Front. This is now live on all platforms! Jump in and have fun exploring all the new Multiplayer maps and War Mode mission, as well as Nazi Zombies: The Tortured Path. Tune in to our livestream at 11AM PDT today for some dev insights on the new maps.

Weekend Warfare Playlist and Resistance Collections.
Back for a weekend only, the Resistance Collections are once again at your fingertips. We’ve also got 2XP on the Throwback Playlist, and we’ve made a few changes this time to up the chaos ante, so to speak. Mainly:

– All players have the Blitzkrieg Basic Training by default on top of the Basic Training they chose themselves (so Killstreaks, instead of Scorestreaks)
– Kills with Streaks count towards your next Killstreak (this is a throwback to chaining streaks together, and should make getting a Ball Turret Gunner much easier, for example)

Get in on it all before 10AM PDT on Monday, July 30!

Weekly Weapon Contract. This week, it’s for the Lever Action sniper rifle. You know the drill: Head to the Quartermaster to pick it up before 10AM PDT on Tuesday, July 31.

Leprechaun Mode. We’ve seen a lot of feedback about this mode and how much you enjoyed it. All we can say is, it might reemerge soon…

AA Gun Event in Headquarters. Keep an eye out for this, because it’s back!

Master Prestige Rewards. Remember, these are coming in our next big title update, which we are working to close as soon as we can. Last week, we showed you a taste of what level 1000 players can expect. However, we also made it clear that there will be rewards for various Master Prestige levels, so we wanted to give you additional sneak peeks of two more sets of Master Prestige rewards. Tune in to our livestream at 11AM PDT to see them!

Next Midweek Mobilize. From 10AM PDT next Wednesday, August 1 until 10AM PDT next Thursday, August 2, get 2XP when you party up on any mode.

Next Weekend Warfare. From 10AM PDT next Friday, August 3 until 10AM PDT on Monday, August 6, get 2XP on any mode.

Next Weekly Weapon Contract. You’ve got the AVS-36 to look forward to next week. Keep an eye out for it starting at 10AM PDT on Tuesday, July 31.

The full community update can be found on Sledgehammer’s blog.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.