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Warzone leaker claims private match feature coming soon

Published: 10/Aug/2020 12:48 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 12:56

by Joe Craven


Fresh information from prominent Modern Warfare leaker ‘ModernWarzone’ is indicative that a private match feature will soon be coming to Call of Duty: Warzone, as the battle royale approaches half a year old. 

Warzone’s large variety of game modes, within its battle royale boundaries, has been widely praised since the game’s release. From Mini Royale to Plunder to Juggernaut Royale, fans have experienced a breadth of content to delve into.

However, fans have not yet been treated to a private match feature in Warzone. Private match options have long been a part of general multiplayer in Call of Duty, allowing players to explore new maps and weapons prior to heading into an online, competitive setting.

Plunder was Warzone's original LTM at launch. Now it looks like a dozen more are on the way.
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Warzone players have had plenty of variant modes to delve into.

Data-mined files from March, when Warzone originally released, were indicative that a private match feature would come at one point. However, the trail has since gone cold and there have been few, if any, mentions of the sought-after option.

That looks set to change, though, with prominent CoD leaker ModernWarzone claiming that it is “coming soon”. They have, in the past, correctly leaked and predicted multiple events relating to Warzone and Modern Warfare.

“Private matches will be available in Warzone SOON,” they tweeted on August 9, before clarifying: “Need to go back through the files from forever ago that had to do with custom Warzone games. Or they could just be the files for how Infinity Ward makes their special playlists, like Mini Royale. Can’t remember, it’s been a long time.” 

When are private matches coming to Warzone?

While the leaker did not delve into specifics regarding the date of the feature’s arrival, many took “soon” to mean the next few significant updates the game receives.

Infinity Ward have already confirmed that a weapon tuning update will come in Season 5, so perhaps this update will also feature the implementation of private matches in Warzone.

Private matches would enable players to drop into new or altered POIs and explore them, without the threat of enemies. Competitive players could also practice strategies and drops, to try and maximize their performance when it comes to tournaments.

Despite all indicators pointing the way of private matches, they remain unconfirmed until we hear from Infinity Ward or Activision.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven


With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.