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Warzone trios returns this weekend in Modern Warfare playlist update

Published: 10/Apr/2020 7:29 Updated: 10/Apr/2020 7:59

by Isaac McIntyre

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Infinity Ward has announced the return of Warzone trios this weekend in the title’s new playlist update, just days after first making the contentious call to remove the popular Modern Warfare battle royale mode.

Season 3’s bumper April 8 patch introduced two new playlists for Warzone fans in quads and solos. As it turned out, however, these arriving modes came at the expense of launch playlist trios, and fans were less than pleased.

Across the internet, the Call of Duty devs were slammed with backlash over the removal, and it seems like they were listening ⁠— trios is back.

“A playlist update is rolling out now across all platforms! We’ve added BR Trios back into Warzone,” Infinity Ward’s announcement read.

There’s been no indication as yet whether trios will be making a permanent return to CoD’s battle royale title, or if it’s simply a limited release for the weekend. For now though, solos, trios, and squads are all available in Warzone.

While Infinity Ward seem to have listened to their fans, the re-release of trios hasn’t been as smooth as the devs may have liked. Players loading into the returning mode soon discovered Season 3’s loot updates haven’t carried over.

According to CharlieIntel, trios “does not have the updated ground loot and loot pool update that Solos and Quads have after the Season 3 update.” On top of that, pre-season 3 loot is still appearing in the three-player mode.

The devs have yet to acknowledge whether this is a deliberate decision, or a bug caused by rushing out the Trios playlist. Considering the efforts they put in to fix Warzone’s loot pool imbalance, however, it’s likely a glitch, not a feature.

While Solos and Quads being added to Warzone were a major part of the Season 3 update, that’s not all Infinity Ward swapped up for Modern Warfare on April 8. The new patch also added a new battle pass, and two new guns.

For a full rundown of everything outside of playlists that changed in this week’s major update, check out our full April 8 patch rundown here.

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Warzone Zombies ‘black screen’ glitch makes it impossible to see

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:03

by Jacob Hale

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The Zombie Royale mode in Warzone was barely a few hours old before frustrating glitches and bugs started popping up — and one of them is just giving players a black screen, making it impossible to see or play properly.

Whenever a new update or patch arrives in Warzone, or any game for that matter, there are likely to be some issues, whether it be balancing, servers or something similar.

That said, it’s usually something you can gloss over and not worry too much about until the next patch — but this doesn’t quite come under that category.

While the map for the new Zombie Royale mode is set at night time, some players are getting a little more darkness than they bargained for.

Warzone Zombie Royale prison
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Zombie Royale sees players fighting off — and even becoming — zombies, in Modern Warfare’s Halloween event.

It wasn’t long before players realized that occasionally they would drop into the mode and be plunged into total darkness, with what people are referring to as the “black screen” glitch.

As shown in the video below — and from accounts by other players — the screen goes completely black except for the HUD, which doesn’t provide massive help when traversing Verdansk and engaging in gunfights.

It essentially gives the players affected no chance of winning their fights, barring some sort of miracle or some incredible callouts from teammates, making it almost impossible to win games.

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As you can see in the above video, there are a couple of ways to get rid of the black screen, but they’re not exactly helpful.

One method is to look through the Spotter Scope, which gives you your vision back and can at least be used to see where you are, and you also lose the black screen bug when you become a zombie, which kind of nullifies the point of the game mode in the first place.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing this bug, but expect Infinity Ward to be looking for a fix imminently — with any luck, this problem shouldn’t affect players for too much longer.