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Subtle Warzone feature reveals where your enemies are camping

Published: 26/May/2020 4:41

by Brad Norton

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Campers in Warzone can easily be spotted with the help of an extremely subtle feature that you might have missed.

In the midst of the chaos of Infinity Ward’s battle royale, it can be easy to get caught up in the moment. Whether you’re sandwiched between two squads or driving across Verdansk, players rarely stop to take in the sights and sounds.

As a result, one remarkable detail appears to have been glossed over since Warzone’s release — an interesting environmental detail that could just help you take down Modern Warfare campers with ease in your next game.

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Greenery is scattered across Verdansk but you may have missed this subtle teaser among the trees.

If you happen to be running through a forest in Verdansk, there’s a surprisingly easy way to keep an eye out for opposition. While Heartbeat Sensors come in handy and UAVs will always be elite, there’s a barebones method of revealing enemy positions.

Keep an eye out for birds. It’s as simple as that. As enemies roam through the trees, birds will take flight to get away. If you see a flock of birds emerging nearby, get ready for a fight as an opposing player is guaranteed to be close.

Yesterday I learned that birds can give away your position from CODWarzone

While others have reportedly seen just one or two birds flying away, an entire flock was spotted in this example from Reddit user ‘Noahthegoofy.’ A few seconds after the sighting, low and behold an enemy appeared on top of the hill.

This could easily help shut down opposing squads hiding away in the forest until the endgame. A quick look to the sky as birds appear and suddenly you’ll know where to push for your next targets.

Once the birds disappear out of sight, however, there’s no conclusive proof that the feature will come back into play. So be sure to remain extra vigilant.

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Even equipping a ghillie suit won’t keep your character hidden from the birds.

If you’re strapped for cash and running with the most generic loot, this simple detail could still give you the leg up. Even if the nearby enemies are running with Ghost, birds will give away their position. 

There’s seemingly no way to avoid this gameplay feature without steering clear of forests altogether too, so it’s always good to keep in mind!

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton

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Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

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An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

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Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.