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What are the howling noises in Warzone? Players suggest crazy theories

Published: 14/May/2020 13:54 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:46

by Joe Craven

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An increasing number of Call of Duty: Warzone players are reporting hearing wolf-like howling around the northern areas of the map, as questions about the future of Verdansk grow. 

While Warzone has been widely acclaimed since its March release, a key factor to any battle royale’s longevity is the ability of developers to keep the game fresh with regular updates and content drops.

Infinity Ward have already stated that they are going to implement ‘Fortnite-like’ events into their battle royale, in efforts to update the map and keep players engaged. One of the earliest hints at map changes was that the map’s Dam POI appears to be unfreezing, and another has now surfaced.

Dam location in Warzone
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Verdansk’s Dam is currently frozen over, but appears to melting.

Wolves in Warzone?

While reports of players hearing wolves at the map’s Dam go way back to March, it seems the frequency with which they’re being heard is rapidly increasing. Many users are now reporting the sound of bizarre animal-like howling at the Dam, but also at other POIs like Prison and Quarry.

What do the noises in Warzone mean?

But, what do the noises actually mean? It certainly sounds like a wolf or dog of some kind. Modern Warfare’s campaign sees Omar Sulaman as one of the main antagonists. During the campaign, his alias was ‘The Wolf’, so it could potentially be hinting at his involvement in a Warzone narrative.

Furthermore, the locations of the affected POIs are pretty spread out, suggesting any impending wolves are nearing all areas of the map.

The howling joins numerous other unexplained features. Players have already come across mysterious access cards on the Warzone map, and obscure bases that cannot be entered. Maybe wolves are a kill-streak that are set free when a player uses an access card to open a bunker? Who knows.

It certainly looks like Infinity Ward are taking a leaf out of Epic Games’ book – with Fortnite’s battle royale known for foreshadowing in-game changes with easter eggs and teasers.

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Drift0r explains why Warzone “isn’t worth” playing anymore

Published: 26/Jan/2021 22:07

by Tanner Pierce

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Popular Call of Duty YouTuber Drift0r has released a new video explaining why he thinks Warzone isn’t worth playing anymore due to the number of cheaters in the game, confirming that he is on the brink of “jumping ship” with the battle royale title.

If you’ve been wondering if/when larger content creators and streamers would abandon Warzone due to the lack of an anti-cheat software then wonder no more.

Today, Drift0r – one of the more prominent content creators in the CoD scene – has made a video slamming Warzone for its inability to deal with all the rampant cheating and it seems like the issue has brought him to a breaking point with the game.

“It’s difficult enough with skill-based matchmaking as it is, having to play the sweatiest top 1% players, that’s a challenge in-and-0f-itself that I don’t particularly like for battle royale, but adding in blatant aim-botters on top of that makes the game painfully unfun,” Drift0r said.

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According to Drift0r, the cheating in Warzone has become such a problem that he’s considering leaving the game behind.

In the 10-minute long video, the YouTuber says the cheating problem is making him not want to play the game anymore, claiming that he runs into at least “two to three cheaters a night.”

Because of this, and the fact that interest in the game is waning, he contends that he doesn’t feel like the game is worth playing because of the cheating problem.

“I really like Warzone, you can look at my videos, it’s my number 1 most favorite CoD thing to play, but I’m planning to jump ship,” he said. “I got up this morning and I made the decision: I’m going to go ahead and keep making videos but I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think it’s worth playing anymore.”

Cheating is a major problem for the CoD community right now. The PC version of Warzone is riddled with cheaters and hackers, whether they use external software or manipulate the skill-based matchmaking system to get lower-tier lobbies, to the point where major tournaments have been ruined and lost integrity.

All indications are that Drift0r is not alone in sharing this sentiment; the content creators he’s talked to feel a similar way, claiming they are all ready to “jump ship” as well once a viable game comes along that protects them from cheaters.

Because of this, it seems like the future of Warzone is going to be a turbulent one if Activision doesn’t do anything about the state of the game soon, especially when it comes to the cheating problem.