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Warzone players in disbelief over removal of battle royale Quads

Published: 20/Jun/2020 11:03

by Joe Craven

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Call of Duty: Warzone players have been left frustrated with developers Infinity Ward, following their decision to temporarily replace battle royale Quads with realism mode. 

Game modes have been fairly limited since Warzone’s release. Players were forced to wait a few months for Duos mode but, since the start of Season 4, there has been a noticeable inclusion of a wider variety of modes, including rumble and realism.

Unfortunately, this means that some fan-favorite modes have seen temporary removals. There was criticism of the decision to remove Plunder and, following changes made on June 19, Infinity Ward have come under renewed criticism.

Warzone players fighting on a train track
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Warzone has seen modes cycled through since release.

The June 19 changes saw Realism Quads replace standard battle royale Quads, in a move that appears seriously unpopular. Realism is more akin to hardcore modes, with no HUD, minimal health and maximum damage. In other words, dying takes a split second.

Among those critical of the changes was Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, CoD caster turned YouTube streamer. “Why remove one of the staple game modes?” he asked. “We now have to kick out our 4th player? Like what… Where is the logic?”

On a similar note, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, two-time CoD World Champion, commented that he “can’t even act like I’m surprised with you guys anymore”.

Other prominent Call of Duty figures to criticize the changes included Ali-A, Vikkstar, Pamaj and Maven. The latter, who casts in the Call of Duty League, even joked that he’d rather have his “toe nails peeled off than play realism”.

Less than 24 hours after its removal, there have been countless calls to add the standard Quads mode back as a matter of urgency.

Many have been left confused by Infinity Ward’s decision which, while being confirmed as temporary, has seen the removal of one of Warzone’s original – and most popular – battle royale game modes.

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Warzone Saved: Second DMR Nerf is HERE! MrDalekJD on CoD Zombies

Published: 17/Jan/2021 19:48

by Theo Salaun

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One of the world’s most popular Call of Duty: Zombies content creators, MrDalekJD, came onto the Charlie Intel Podcast to discuss Warzone’s DMR nerfs, Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies, and even some CoD Mobile.

MrDalek has been dismantling hordes of zombies for years now and 2021 is no exception. Excited to get into the undead mode’s action when Black Ops Cold War debuted in November 2020, the YouTuber spoke with Dexerto’s Mike Kent about his excitement over the promising PvE playlist

“I think with Cold War Zombies, they’ve definitely listened to community feedback on what worked and what didn’t,” he remarked.

As a longtime Zombies player, MrDalek revealed that he has spoken with developers before and is encouraged that the dialogue with fans is being considered for the niche playlist.

Moving onto Warzone, the more mainstream CoD mode right now, he discussed the potential for the battle royale to enjoy even more variety. Aside from wishes for a new map, he and Kent noted the zombies involved in Blackout and the Halloween zombies mode as examples of weird additions that pave a path toward more crossover limited-time modes.

Of course, the focus with Warzone remains on the DMR 14 — which MrDalek echoes as a problem that needs to be addressed. Two nerfs later, he, Kent, and Charlie Intel’s Keshav Bhat all hope that the DMR, MAC-10, and Diamattis are balanced enough to enjoy reasonable competition on Verdansk.