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Warzone players furious over removal of popular modes in Season 3

Published: 8/Apr/2020 18:24

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty: Warzone players have been voicing their anger after popular the popular Trios playlist was removed from the battle royale game.

Since Warzone was first released on March 10, it has enjoyed a lot of praise, and a rocketing player base too, partly thanks to being totally free-to-play.

But, when the Season 3 update dropped on April 8, some players were left disappointed, even as the much-requested Quads mode was added. Compared to last year’s Blackout, the playlists on offer have been cut with the new four-person mode added.

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Warzone players are not happy with the removal of popular modes such as Trios.

The original Trios playlist was removed in the April 8 update, which kicked off Season 3, and many players have criticized Infinity Ward’s decision to remove the option designed for parties of three.

Despite the fact that a new Quads playlist has taken its place, many were unhappy with the change, calling for each of the different playlists to remain permanent so that they would not have to use the Squad fill feature.

“Why would you add Quads, but remove Trios?! We want Solos, Duos, Trios, AND Quads, not just 1 or 2 options,” Reddit user u/lWooooool expressed, “I’m not sure why it’s so hard to just leave all of the modes in the game.”

Guys, PLEASE stop removing modes from CODWarzone

Another Reddit user, u/GeneralBrothers, who also received a lot of support for their post, called for Infinity Ward to compromise and maintain at least three playable options for Warzone fans.

“Solos, Duos, and Squads is the right way to do it,” they explained, revealing why they thought Trios playlist isn’t necessary: “you can play a fair game alone or with a friend, and being a squad of 3 in a 4-man squad game is not a big deal.”

Many suggested that it was likely that Infinity Ward had chosen to keep a select few modes available in order to improve the matchmaking experience. If players are split across too many playlists, it can result in longer wait times to find a match, and worse connections when in a game.

As it stands the only modes playable in Warzone are Solos and Quads, and while it is unclear what Infinity Ward has planned for the future, it will be difficult to find the right balance and please everyone.

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How to get free Pawn Takes Pawn rewards for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:56

by Tanner Pierce


Now that the Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg hunt is finally over, which connected both Warzone and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, fans have now been rewarded with in-game items for both games and Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how you get your hands on them.

After months of solving easter eggs both online and in Warzone, the Pawn Takes Pawn campaign has finally come to end and while most people thought that the hunt itself was fun, the final reveal of a simple video was a bit less ideal than some were hoping for, to say the least.

That being said, it’s not all bad. As a reward for the community completing the easter egg, Activision is giving all players some sweet rewards for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone/Modern Warfare, and even Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting your hands on them isn’t too tricky but there are a couple steps you have to follow.

Activision has revealed that Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile players can unlock special Pawn Takes Pawn items.

Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Mobile Pawn Takes Pawn rewards

Players are able to get a slew of rewards for three separate games. While you definitely get more for Modern Warfare/Warzone, the fact that Treyarch is already giving out rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its official release is cool to see. Even giving some love to Mobile is a nice gesture.

  • Black Ops Cold War
    • Knight chess piece weapon charm
    • “Family Portait” calling card
  • Modern Warfare/Warzone
    • Ak-47 weapon blueprint
    • Helicopter skin
    • Pawn chess piece weapon charm
    • 5 emblems
    • 5 calling cards
    • 5 sprays
  • Mobile
    • By15 weapon skin
    • Calling card
    • Avatar
    • Spray
    • Frame

All in all, it’s a ton of content and it’s nice to see Activision giving some love to all games, rather than just one.

Players can also earn rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its release.

Pawn Takes Pawn content instructions

Getting access to all three of these content packs is relatively simple, however, there’s still a few steps that you have to go through. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you have an Activision account and that it’s linked to either your PlayStation, Xbox, or Battle.net accounts.

  1. Go to pawntakespawn.com/colorbound and either sign-in to your Pawn Takes Pawn account or make one if you haven’t already.
  2. Type in “1PIECES9IN8PLAY1” in the box that shows up titled Flying Colors.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. After you fully watch the video, you should see an achievement pop up in the top right hand corner allowing you to “redeem rewards”. Click that link and you’ll see a list of codes.
  5. In a separate tab/window, go to callofduty.com/redeem and sign-in to your Activision account.
  6. Input the codes one by one once the box pops up.

It’s worth noting that there’s a small bug associated with the codes. Sometimes, after you watch the video, the achievement won’t pop up. To solve this, re-input the code on the “colorbound” website and watch the video again. It should pop up after that point.

After you complete all the steps, you should see your rewards show up in-game the next time you boot it up.