Warzone Challenges bug hints Most Wanted contracts returning in Season 4 - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Warzone Challenges bug hints Most Wanted contracts returning in Season 4

Published: 6/Jun/2020 23:59

by Theo Salaun

Share


Call of Duty: Warzone players are somehow finding “Most Wanted” contracts under their Daily Challenges, suggesting that the experimental contract may be returning in Season 4. 

On April 30, Infinity Ward added a Most Wanted contract to Warzone, which, when picked up, made a player a target for all enemies on the map and would then award a good deal of money (and automatic buy-backs for all fallen teammates) should they survive the contract’s full duration.

But its addition came at the expense of all traditional “Bounty” contracts, which was widely frowned upon—so Most Wanted was shelved after just one day. Now, players have been encountering bugged Daily Challenges requiring the completion of the discontinued contract, suggesting either that some Season 3 holdovers are popping back up or, more likely, that it will be returning for the game’s highly anticipated fourth season. 

 

Samito, Youtube / Infinity Ward
When someone picks up a Most Wanted contract, they appear on everyone’s map as a red crown—a veritable target on their back.

Although Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 4 was expected to launch on June 3, Infinity Ward announced that it would be pushed back until further notice because, rather than being the right time for a gaming event, “now it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice, and change to be seen and heard.”

While people wonder if Infinity Ward or Activision Blizzard will pledge a portion of their proceeds from Season 4’s Battle Pass to organizations in support of the movement (similar to EA, who donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter organizations while adding a BLM splash page to Apex Legends), some continue to speculate as to what content will come along with the new event and the buggy presence of Most Wanted contracts is intriguing. 

 

Complete Most Wanted contracts??? How? from CODWarzone

The contracts themselves can’t be blamed for their removal, as people were more bothered by their replacement of the ever-popular Bounties. It’s not entirely clear why both options can’t coexist, as the developers never fully explained why the removal came so suddenly after one day and couldn’t instead be solved by having both in the game.

There seems to be two possibilities at hand: 1) Infinity Ward doesn’t want to have more than three contract types in the game at once or 2) they believe that having two contract types with such similar energies is somehow intrinsically damaging to the game’s rhythm. 

The former doesn’t really make sense, as variety is the spice of life and people already juggling three types along with player-specific XP challenges can handle a new contract being added. 

 

As for the latter, Warzone is such a popular battle royale because of its potential for action and gunplay—that’s why Bounties are so popular and why adding another, similarly action-oriented seems more likely to encourage more of what people like from the game.

It remains unclear what Season 4 will hold, but the potential for high-octane gameplay would most certainly rise with the addition of Most Wanted contracts, alongside the current three options.

Call of Duty

Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton

Share


All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.