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Warzone players outraged by lack of basic CoD feature in Plunder

Published: 2/Aug/2020 1:07

by Theo Salaun

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At the tailend of Call of Duty: Warzone’s fourth season, the return of the game’s unique Plunder mode has suddenly shifted from appreciated to deprecated as players lament the absence of reliable kill cams.

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best-selling CoD title of all time, Infinity Ward’s title has had its year plagued by complaints about developer inattention to competitive issues and the plague of hackers, which especially run rampant in higher SBMM lobbies and on PC (the game defaults to having crossplay enabled). In an issue that touches on both, players have noted that Plunder does not have killcams after each death, barring people from spectating to confirm proof of hacks.

Since Infinity Ward’s anti-cheat systems are unable to negate the presence of hackers entirely, the brunt of ensuring competitive integrity is often placed on players who can report suspects to help developers identify accounts worthy of investigation. But although being killed can feel suspicious, it is typically not enough evidence to prove that someone is hacking. That’s why being able to view a killcam is vital, even if you’re unable to spectate afterward because of redeployment (as is the case in Plunder).

Observing a killcam enables you to both confirm how suspicious the shots were, take note of the offending player’s account name, and report them should you consider evidence concerning enough. In Plunder, kill cams are not working 100 percent of the time and that inconsistency is infuriating for players since they are left without the tools needed to ensure fair play.

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Xenoborg007 complains on the CODWarzone subreddit of the kill cam issues in Plunder currently.

As colorfully noted by ‘xenoborg007’ on Reddit, “there’s zero reason for why you don’t get a kill cam for every death.” In their example, they felt like they were killed by a hacker and proceeded to continually re-engage with said cheater in an effort to see a kill cam and easily get to the report screen.

Of course, we cannot verify xenoborg007’s account, but we did verify that kill cams are indeed appearing inconsistently in Plunder. It is unclear whether there is any rhyme or reason to this issue and therefore there is no way to counteract the problem.

With Season 5 of Modern Warfare and Warzone launching on August 5, players will be antsy to level up their Battle Passes. Hopefully this issue is resolved by then, as the community appears to have grown increasingly frustrated with an inability to police the popular title.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.