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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.

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Bizarre Black Ops Cold War bug gives players free killstreaks

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:08

by Jacob Hale

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has officially dropped and millions of players are getting to grips with it, working out the new maps and weapons and theorizing how certain aspects could fit into Warzone when the game becomes fully integrated.

One thing that has seen a massive overhaul, though, is the scorestreaks system. Rather than having to go on a long streak of kills to earn your rewards, scorestreaks now continue to build up through lives.

The jury is still out on what the general perception is of such a drastic change, but for now, there may be bigger issues regarding streaks that need to be addressed.

While it seems to be in isolated cases, Black Ops Cold War might be randomly giving players free scorestreaks without even earning them.

Black Ops Cold War Armada map
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Streaks have been an integral part of Call of Duty games for years.

As you can see below in this clip from CoD streamer DiamondRyce, he gets killed while playing on Satellite, and is greeted with a very special gift upon respawning.

In a match where he and his teammates are being somewhat dominated, the announcer says that there’s a hostile Attack Helicopter entering the map before respawning and getting points for destroying a chopper.

Not only that, but he then starts earning Attack Helicopter kills despite having definitely not called one in, and the symbol on the side of the screen is even highlighted to suggest he earned it.

Obviously, Ryce was just as confused as the enemy likely was, watching their high-end scorestreak go rogue and turn on themself and their team, but he likely won’t complain at the free kills.

The bigger question now is, how did this happen? Did DiamondRyce accidentally find a legitimate exploit that lets you steal enemy streaks, or is it a pure accident that can’t be forced and recreated?

Either way, it’s something Treyarch will be looking at and trying to fix in the coming updates, so hopefully it’s sorted sooner rather than later.