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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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Streamer frags out in Black Ops Cold War with Rockband guitar controller

Published: 30/Nov/2020 20:42

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty players have been known to whip out some pretty outlandish controllers in years past, and now that trend has continued with Black Ops Cold War with one streaming using a Rockband guitar.

Twitch streamer TheStevieP decided to play the game’s zombies and even multiplayer mode with the absurd controller, but was actually seeing some success with it despite its obvious limitations.

While playing with a guitar may sound impossible, especially with a game as fast-paced as COD, TheStevieP found a button layout setup that gets the job done.

“Walk is down on the strum bar, walking backward is up on the strum bar,” he explained. “To look around, red is to the left, yellow is to the right, blue is up, orange is down. And green shoots.”

However, some of the drawbacks of playing with the guitar are that he doesn’t have a reload button or a grenade button that could get him into some serious trouble in the heat of a firefight.

“If I get a kill in multiplayer I’m going to laugh,” he chuckled. “The person who dies to me deserves to be laughed at.”

As it turns out, his remark was spot on, because just a little bit later, the streamer hopped into multiplayer to partake in some TDM on the infamous Miami map.

After struggling with four deaths to his name, TheStevieP ended up getting into an extremely awkward firefight on a stairway. After missing his first few shots and taking some damage, he managed to finally land a direct hit, eliminating his opponent.

“Yo!” he jumped up with his arms raised in victory.

As he let out a hardy belly laugh, the streamer did end up falling himself, but it was perfectly fine by him, who still couldn’t believe he managed to pull off the frag.

“Let’s go!” he beamed again with glee.

The clip taking from the stream ended up being posted to Reddit where it received a whopping 3.8K upvotes by users on the platform who were impressed with the play.

Black Ops Cold War is still very young so there is no telling what else streamers and content creators will try to up the ante in the bizarre controller department. As it stands though, this was one heck of a way to kick off the entertainment.