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Treyarch Create New Official Twitter Account Dedicated to The PC Community For Black Ops 4

Published: 17/May/2018 16:46 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:55

by Calum Patterson

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Call of Duty and developers of the upcoming Black Ops 4 have made a major statement of intent, creating a new official account dedicated to the PC community.

The PC community for Call of Duty has been largely neglected group in previous years, playing second fiddle to the console community.

And of course, competitive Call of Duty esports is played on console, making the focus on PC even lower down the list of priorities.

However, during the earnings call from Activision recently, they discussed that they would putting more efforts into the PC side of things, and it looks like that wasn’t just big talk.

The new Twitter account has been officially created just shortly ahead of the community reveal event, and signals an increased emphasis on the keyboard and mouse players.

Official account from Treyarch for the dedicated community of PC gamers who will be enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on their beloved PCs.

The esports community may speculate that Call of Duty will be investigating the possibility of PC competitive, however the console tradition is likely too strong to be shifted entirely at this point.

But, at the very least, the growth of a larger Call of Duty community on PC is a major step forward for the continued success of CoD generally, as more and more casual players move to PC.

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Game-breaking Warzone bug is teleporting players around Verdansk

Published: 25/Oct/2020 20:43

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone players are no strangers to bugs, but a new teleportation one is catching them by surprise and suddenly making them strangers in foreign lands across Verdansk.

It’s hard to iron out every single bug and issue in a game, and even harder when the game is periodically receiving massive updates with new cosmetics, modes, and locations. As such, it’s no surprise that Modern Warfare and Warzone’s developers at Infinity Ward have an extensive backlog of problems they’re still trying to fix.

Unlike some of the game’s earlier big bugs, like the frustrating Heartbeat Sensor glitch or “demon gun” nightmare, this teleportation one seems to have gone completely under the developers’ radar. 

In the clip below, a player is seen trying to break through a window in one section of the map before suddenly, practically instantaneously, being teleported across the map. It’s very surprising, very confusing, and, apparently, very new.

A sweet new teleportation feature… from CODWarzone

While Infinity Ward is typically very transparent with their tasks, piling known issues into a publicly available Trello Board, this teleportation bug has not cracked the list. This could very well mean that this is a recent issue that the encumbered developers remain unaware of.

As shown by Reddit’s ‘DandruffMuffin,’ they are in an attic in one of the houses atop Dam when they casually try to break through a window and escape toward the Fire Station. In what looks like a poorly spliced together series of clips, the window-breaking animation is delayed by a couple of seconds while the game’s surrounding landscape loads up.

warzone promenade
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Imagine, in one second, going from snowy Dam all the way to…Promenade?

Once those smooth textures turn into real graphics, it’s revealed that DandruffMuffin is not a horrible video editor, but the subject of a new fast travel system entirely unrelated to the new Verdansk subway line. Seconds after being in a house above Dam, they are teleported hundreds of meters away from their teammate to the middle of the road near Promenade and the Hills.

It’s as bizarre a bug as they get and you get that feeling very visibly from DandruffMuffin’s confused reactions. As of yet, Infinity Ward has not responded to this issue and no one seems certain about its causes.