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Warzone audio leaks reveal key details on upcoming Zombies Royale mode

Published: 23/Sep/2020 3:58

by Brad Norton

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Treyarch’s iconic Call of Duty zombies will soon be taking over Warzone in a big way, according to dozens of datamined Black Ops Cold War voice lines that have leaked online months ahead of the launch.

Black Ops Cold War will mark the return of the core zombies experience fans have come to love since its arrival in 2008’s World at War. Players can expect the traditional, round-based gameplay to kick off with a new crew, using new weapons on new maps. However, that’s not the only zombified mode coming to Treyarch’s highly anticipated release.

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Earlier Warzone leaks confirmed the existence of ‘Zombie Royale.’ This spin on the battle royale formula drops players into an enormous game of Infected. If you die, you’re brought back to life as a zombie to hunt down enemy teams. “The last team with a human alive” wins. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, dozens of leaked audio lines have revealed just how intricate the upcoming mode is.

From the effects of gas on zombies to the way in which Buy Stations work, we’re able to make out a ton of new details from the leaks. Here’s what you need to know.

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Zombies will soon be taking over Warzone in a big way with the Zombie Royale mode.

“Zombie Royale” is confirmed to be the name for the upcoming mode, as the Warzone announcer reads out the title at the start of each match.

Over 30 unique lines accompanied this quote in a September 21 leak. While some may be placeholders and many could go unused, it’s safe to assume a majority of these lines will play throughout any given round in Zombie Royale.

From these voice lines, a ton of crucial details have outlined how the mode will play out. Gas will be closing in on players as usual with any Warzone playlist. In this variant, however, the gas is far more important. Not only are zombies “immune to the gas,” but it also makes them “more powerful.”

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While the goal is to be the last human standing, it appears there will also be other objectives to focus on. “Defend the chopper, the chopper is down, find your way out,” and “extraction failed,” all hint towards the notion of players escaping the map.

It seems like teams will need to fend off swarms of zombies in the endgame. Survive long enough, and you’ll presumably board a chopper and fly to safety.

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It sounds as though teams will need to survive until an extraction helicopter arrives.

If you go down in battle, it’s not quite the end of your run in Zombie Royale. You’ll respawn somewhere on the map as a flesh-craving zombie. If you’re successful during this phase, you’ll earn your way back to the land of the living. “Consume the remains of the dead to regain your humanity.”

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On top of this, players may be able to bring teammates back in a more traditional way as well. Buy Stations remain on the map in the Zombie Royale. From here, you can “raise the dead” to buyback allies as usual. 

The leaked audio also hints at some unique powers zombies will come equipped with in the special playlist. There’s no telling exactly what these might look like. However, we do already know that gas will power them up in some way.

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You’ll need to be even more cautious of the gas in the Zombie Royale mode.

Below is a full transcription of every voice line leaked for the upcoming battle royale zombies experience. There are both Zombie Royale voicelines, and what can only be story-based easter eggs also included in the Warzone mode:

Leaked ‘Zombie Royale’ voicelines

  • “Zombie Royale.”
  • “Zombies are not effected by the gas.”
  • “Caution, zombies are immune to the gas.”
  • “Be careful, zombies are more powerful in the gas.”
  • “Kill them all.”
  • “Defend the chopper.”
  • “Final stand. Stay alive.”
  • “Chopper is down, fight your way out.”
  • “Extraction failed. Fight for your life.”
  • “Extract failed. Fight for your life.”
  • “Consume enough remains to respawn as a human.”
  • “You’ll become zombie if you die. A member of your team has to be human for extraction.”
  • “Last human team standing wins.”
  • “The dead will become zombies. Be the last human team standing to win.”
  • “You’re out, but your teammates can still buy you back.”
  • “Zombie teammate killed.”
  • “Raise the dead at Buy Stations.”
  • “You need to keep one person on your team alive.”
  • “You have regained your humanity.”
  • “You’ll become a zombie but you can still help your team take down the enemy.”
  • “Consume the remains of the dead to regain your humanity.”
  • “Zombies have special traits and abilities.”
  • “Use your zombie abilities to kill human players.”
  • “Your teammate has regained their humanity.”
  • “Your teammate is a zombie.”
  • “Your teammate is a zombie. Help them regain their humanity.”

Leaked story-based Zombies easter eggs

  • “Charlie Alpha One Two, they’re all dead. Only they’re not dead… they’re not dead. Oh god… what have we done? You need to destroy the samples. Enter the correction code that will sterilize all the labs. Just remember…”
  • “This is station Charlie Alpha One Two, we’re under attack by some crazed, deformed assailants.  We’ve lost [muffled character name – potentially ‘Hurtz’] to one of them.”
  • “This is station Charlie Alpha One Two, we’re under attack by some crazed, deformed assailants.  We’ve lost [muffled character name – potentially ‘Volkov’] to one of them.”
  • “Charlie Alpha One Two here. Hurtz he… he was dead. We were sure he was dead. But he got up. He killed Santos and Kerney before we could take him down. Headshots seem to be the one sure way.”
  • “Charlie Alpha One Two here. Volkov he… he was dead. We were sure he was dead. But he got up. He killed Santos and Kerney before we could take him down. Headshots seem to be the one sure way.”
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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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