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Two classic Modern Warfare maps leaked for Season 3

Published: 27/Mar/2020 12:18 Updated: 27/Mar/2020 12:19

by Connor Bennett

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A Call of Duty leaker has revealed that two classic maps will be making their way into Modern Warfare once season three gets underway. 

Prior to its release, many fans hoped that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would be a full return to the popular CoD subseries that has produced a number of fan-favorite titles.

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Infinity Ward claimed that the game would only be a soft reboot of the hugely popular CoD subseries, but there has been plenty of influence from other games. Classic CoD 4 maps like Vacant, Shipment, and Crash have joined the multiplayer map pool and they look set to be joined by a few other popular locations.

Shipment’s return in Modern Warfare has proven to be pretty popular.

Senescallo, the leaker who revealed details about Call of Duty: Warzone before it’s release, has revealed that Backlot and Village will be returning in Modern Warfare’s third season of content. 

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Backlot, which made its debut in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, like Crash and Vacant, has seemingly been given a recolor to fit in with the new title – though there might be a few more changes to the map design as well. 

The original location of Iraq, which played into the campaign of CoD 4 has also been changed. Players will now descend on Backlot in Meska, Urzikstan. 

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Backlot will be joining the Modern Warfare map pool.

It’s the same story for Village which proved to be a hugely popular map back in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.The map, which was originally based in Sierra Leone, has been switched up.

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According to the leaker, it is now set outside of Venskaya, Kastovia, and will feature teams of the SAS and Spetsnaz instead of PMC and African Militia.

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Village will be making a return in Modern Warfare.

Senescallo also revealed that there will be two new weapons added to the current arsenal with the SKS sniper and Renetti pistol joining the mix. 

The leaker noted that all of this is “subject to change” as it is all unreleased but they have proven to be pretty credible in the past. Modern Warfare season three is seemingly set to start on April 7, so we won’t have to wait long to find out either way.

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David Vonderhaar going “hardcore” to fix lag in Black Ops Cold War Beta

Published: 10/Oct/2020 11:37

by Joe Craven

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Longtime Call of Duty maker and Treyarch developer David Vonderhaar has responded to concerns over connection in the ongoing Black Ops Cold War Beta, following a host of complaints from players. 

The Black Ops Cold War Beta dropped on October 8, giving (PS4) players another chance to get their hands on Treyarch’s new CoD installment ahead of its November release.

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Following on from the Alpha, Treyarch were keen to let players know what had changed, as well as what they will be monitoring going forwards.

However, many members of the CoD community have identified frustrating aspects of the Beta they want adjusted. While skill-based matchmaking once again dominates the discourse, many are also complaining of serious issues with connection, latency and lag.

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BOCW’s Beta has fixed some of the Alpha’s problems, but has its own too.

What makes the issues all the more confusing, though, is that very few players experienced connection problems in the Alpha. The Beta’s connection issues on the other hand, appear to be affecting a significant portion of the player base.

One of these players is YouTube veteran Drift0r, who highlighted his connection woes as one of the Beta’s most intrusive issues. He communicated this to David Vonderhaar on October 10, after the Treyarch dev asked for a positive and a negative regarding the Beta. “Connection doesn’t feel right. Pretty sure I am behind in every gunfight,” he said.

Vonderhaar responded specifically, confirming that he is prioritizing looking into the issues. “I’ve seen a lot of tweets about the connection,” he replied. “That’s not good. I don’t have any information, but I am going to chase that one down hardcore. Of all the messages I’ve read, that one needs a lot of attention right away.”

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Connection issues for many have taken the form of backing away behind cover, only to be killed by an enemy. Needless to say, this is an incredibly annoying way to die.

It’s important to remember that, despite the issues and the fact it’s the second time many players have been able to get their hands on Black Ops Cold War, this is still only a Beta.

Treyarch’s list of fixes and adjustments before the full game releases will be monumental, and pleasing everyone is a truly impossible task.

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